Monday, August 30, 2010

dreams at 8 & sympathy cards

products used: The Girls Paperie Vintage patchwork paper, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Spring Bliss chipboard shapes, Springhouse crochet flowers, Spring brads, Butter rose ribbon & Wanda Botanique paper, Lilybee Bliss patterned paper, KI Memories flutter paperlace, Making Memories Oliver chipboard letters & Slice design card in Basics shapes 2, EK Success double embossed dotted lace slimline punch, October Afternoon Fly a kite journaling cards & label stickers.
I am really enjoying creating with the American Crafts rose ribbons. They come on generous 1 yd. spools in lots of versatile colors. They are adorable on layouts and were a fast accent for card-making. I had to make a bunch of these sympathy cards and they made a great simple statement.

products used: Fiskars scallop sentiment punch, My Minds Eye patterned paper, American Crafts butter rose ribbon, Making Memories Slice, hands free kit & Wedding design card, American Crafts stamp set, Ranger White Opal liquid pearls.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

a boy's life

"a boy's life"

products used: Sassafras Applejack "phonectics" paper, Jillibean Soup alphabeans green letters, My Minds Eye diecuts & quite contrary paper, K & Company photo frames, BasicGrey Kioshi mini mono stickers, October Afternoon Fly a Kite label stickers, FancyPants Summer Sioree journal pad.

I received these K & Company photo frames in one of Studio Calico's previous kits and wasn't sure what to do with them at first. This week I found photos I used for my son's 3rd birthday party decorations and placed them in the frames and with this adorable"Phonetics" paper from the Applejack collection by Sassafras.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

he gave

"He gave"
products used: Studio Calico grey doily rub ons & Homefront alpha stickers, The Girls Paperie - On Holiday diecuts, Making Memories Oliver alphabet, Hambly grey doily transparency, Making Memories Noteworthy journaling tablet, Making Memories Slice card Words & expressions, Sassafras Applejack - Translate paper, Prima pearl centers.
This layout was very therapeutic for me since my grandfather just passed away and I worked on it right before he graduated to heaven. He was an extremely giving, visionary, and compassionate person and desired to leave a legacy on the earth with his finances. While reflecting on his life, I was reminded of the spiritual & eternal perspective we need to have everyday as we face challenges and problems.
The sketch was inspired from Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook2 class at Studio Calico.
I was so motivated to create by taking this class and it was worth every penny.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

so cute - *Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook2 class*

"so cute"
products used: My Minds Eye diecuts, Little Yellow Bicycle diecut paper, Cosmo Cricket Earlybird paper & tiny type red stickers, The Girls Paperie On Holiday paper & diecuts, Slice basic elements card, Sassafras Applejack red stickers, BasicGrey Lime Rickey buttons, Studio Calico stamp.