Tuesday, February 26, 2013

It's All About Today

I was up on the Pebbles Blog the other day sharing this project using the Basics line.  I LOVE the Basics - I am all over ledger, chevron and polka dots lately.  I love pink and my favorite shade is Baby Pink but I wanted it to 'grow up' a bit so I added, gray, black and honey and I am so happy with how this project turned out!  I have it sitting on my desk and it just makes me happy.  I purchased the giant clothespin in a clearance bin at Michael's for $1 and yes I have had it for awhile and yes I am kicking myself for not getting more.  To dress up the clothespin I used a few Lania Lamb stamp sets and die from My Favorite Things, a Technique Tuesday stamp, a Unity Stamp, some Twinery Twine and a button from A Flair for Buttons.

Now don't forget to play along in my Inspired By Challenge - you will see where I got the inspiration for this project.

Chicago Mini Album

Caution photo heavy post today ;)

I am up on the Jillibean Soup blog today with the mini album that I created for CHA.  I used a ton of diffent items for this including Macho Nacho Soup, Game Day Chili, Neopolitan Bean Bisque, the new Placemats, Alphabeans, twine...  I had fun making it and am so glad to finally have my photos from my husband and my trip to Chicago last summer (yes I went to CHA).  If you get through this post, don't forget to hop on over to the Jillibean Soup Blog to see what the other designers have for you.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Echo Park Winner

Thank you everyone for all of the wonderful comments on my Echo Park Blog Hop post!

The winner of her choice of any collection that is available is:

Congratulations Rachel K!!!

E-mail me with your choice and we’ll get it sent right out to you! :)
Thanks again to everyone for joining us – be sure to check back next month for another fun blog hop and another chance to win!! :)

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Baby Boy

I used the new Brothers Mini Theme by Echo Park to create this baby boy card.  I had a request at work for a baby boy card and I didn't have any in my stash (lots of girl ones though!) so I went to work.  I like how this turned out, I like non theme paper for projects - it really stretches the collection and adds an extra challenge for me.  The clothespins are from Pebbles.  I cut the giraffe using my Cricut New Arrival.  I got the idea from this card from a card I just saw in the Cricut Babies magazine.

Project Life Week 8

I am still keeping up with my Project Life album.  This morning I scrapped last week's photos and I didn't have as many so I used one of the half pages.  So glad there are different options for the albums.  I also kept the pages simple this week as I have a lot to do today - things to get done as I need to start thinking about doing my report cards.  I used the new Oh Snap Mini Collection by Echo Park, along with some Technique Tuesday stamps, some My Favorite Things Dies and a bit of Pebbles Washi Tape.  It all went together very quickly.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cool Guy

A quick post for you today.  I have another card to add to my boy birthday card stash for the little guys in my classroom.  Once again, I have used the Scoot collection by Echo Park.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Week 4

I was up on the Echo Park Blog the other day but I thought I would share my Photo Freedom Volume 1 pages here too.  I love how easily I am able to scrap our everyday moments using the Echo Park Photo Freedom collections.  They can be left simple as they are or fancied up with some layers and such.  I have kept mine simple this time.  I have used a couple of Silhouette cuts, Unity stamps, some buttons from A Flair for Buttons and some twine.  I am playing along with the Friends with Flair again, wow twice in one month!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Echo Park Sneak Peek

I am up on the Echo Park Blog today sharing my Week 4 Photo Freedom layout.  I would love it if you hopped on over to take a peek.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Inspired By #62

You have until tonight to play along in my Inspired By Challlenge.

I knew right away that I was going to use my Seen & Noted by Pebbles, and was just going to stick to the gray and yellow but I snuck in this flowered paper as well.  I cut the smile sentiment with my Silhouette.  I was totally inspired by Danni Reid's card and used it as my sketch.  I love Danni's work!

By the way, just a bit of enabling here.... the Seen & Noted is the deal today at Crafty Steals!

You may want to head on over to catch the deal it is awesome!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pebbles Basics Sneak Peek

I am up on the Pebbles blog today sharing my Basics project.  I had a lot of fun creating it.  I would love it if you hopped on over to have a look!

Life is complete

Have you played along yet with this month's Ribbon Carousel Challenge?!  We are now doing monthly challenges with a big 'ol prize at the end for one lucky challenge participant!  

Each month we are giving away a Ribbon Carousel 
to one of our randomly chosen challenge participants!

This month's theme is

Love is in the air...

For my card I have used the True Love collection by Basic Grey along with one of the Unity SMAK kits: love me, love you, love us and it is tied off with some May Arts Jute Twine.

I am playing along in the Unity Inspiration challenge

Now be sure to hop on over to the Ribbon Carousel Blog to see what the rest of the DT have created and of course we would love for you to play along!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Echo Park Blog Hop

Welcome to the Echo Park Paper Design Team Blog Hop! Today the Echo Park Paper Design Team is showcasing projects from our latest collections. Be sure to follow the blog hop list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Return to the Echo Park Paper blog at any time for the next blogger on the list in case you get lost or confused! ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive an Echo Park Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the kit, comments will be due by midnight EST, Sunday, February 24th to qualify for the drawing. The winner will be announced on each blog Monday, February 25th  so be sure to check back to see if you've won.

I have a cute masculine card to show you today.  I am still trying to build the stash of cards for the students in my class so the Scoot Collection worked well for this.  I love the fun happy colors in this this collection, and so perfect for the little boys.

Now be sure to start at the beginning and leave a comment on all the Design Team member's blogs to increase your chance of winning!

Echo Park Paper: http://www.echoparkpaper.typepad.com/

Laurel Seabrook: http://want2scrap.blogspot.com/  <-------You are here

Susan Stringfellow: http://creativelysavvy.blogspot.com/
Olga Vasilieva: http://www.olgavasilieva.blogspot.com/
Lowri McNabb: http://www.papervinenz.com/
Nancy Damiano: http://www.thepaperorchard.blogspot.com/
Kandis Smith: http://www.mycreativetreasury.blogspot.com/
Echo Park Paper: http://www.echoparkpaper.typepad.com/

I'd rather be gardening

I am up on the Jillibean Soup blog today.  I used my Coconut Lime Soup collection to creat this fun card.  Yes I am ready for spring!

Now be sure to head on over to the Jillibean Soup Blog to see what the other designers have created.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Project Life Week 7

Jason and I had a great getaway to the Tigh-Na-Mara last night and of course when we got home it was back to reality - laundry, painting, talking the dog for a run...  I managed to get my Week 7 of Project Life completed though and I am happy about that.  I used my Basic Grey Fiction 6 X 6 paper pad, along with some Elle's Studio bits and bobs, stamps from My Favorite Things, Technique Tuesday, Elle's Studio, my Silhouette and some Twine.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Featured on the Silhouette Blog

Yay, my My Mind's Eye layout was featured on the Silhouette blog today.

Choose the right

You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.

This month, our challenger was the super talented Lisa Spiegel. Lisa lives in California with her family and this month she asks us to think about our growth in 2013. This is what she wrote:

"Create a layout about your One Little Word. You know, the word that we scrappers choose in January upon which to reflect for the year. This word should have special meaning to
you and be selected for it's potential to help you reach and grow...the only hard part..you must use a photo of yourself and add journalling to the layout explaining the significance of the word..."

My word is Choices.   There are always so many choices to make (health, family, fitness, financial....) and I hope to really think about them and make good ones - the right ones.  I created my layout to reflect these choices by going along a 'path' or 'journey' and to always be aware of the direction I should go.

I used The Sweetest Thing papers and such by My Mind's Eye, along with some Silhouette cuts, Jillibean Kraft, a button from A Flair for Buttons and a couple of Unity Stamps.  I am also playing along with the Friends With Flair - haven't done that in awhile.  Finally, it is also for the My Mind's Eye Groundhog Day challenge - I went with shadows.  I am also entering this into the My Mind's Eye and Gossamer Blue Guest Designer challenge.

I hope you will join the rest of our Inspiration Elevator team to see what word best reflects their plans for change and growth in 2013.

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