Saturday, March 31, 2012


One my layouts for Little Black Dress this month was featured on the Club CK blog last week. You can see all the featured layouts here:

Friday, March 23, 2012

some tags

Made these in February with some leftover scraps, mainly from Little Black Dress kits.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Truth Pandemic - Get the facts about HIV/AIDS and Adoption

Please take the time to watch and spread the TRUTH.

I had absolutely no idea how far modern medicine has come in treating HIV/AIDS. So blessed to hear Carolyn speak at the Connecting Hearts Conference in February.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Little Black Dress March Kit

Here's the four layouts I created with my Little Black Dress kit this month. All my layouts ended up very linear and grid-like this month.

This first one is photos taken on my 26th birthday...yes...3 years ago. I don't scrap photos in any particular order and consider myself always behind. I played around with the photos in RadLab and went WAY high contrast, but I like them (and gosh—doesn't it make us look young). I love RadLab, it was definitely one of the best purchases I made last year (disclosure: RadLab did not pay me to say that).

26th Birthday Little Black Dress March kit  patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin, Glitz, Crate Paper, Sassafras | small alpha stickers: October Afternoon | cardstock: Coredinations | alpha stickers & rhinestone: Glitz | baker’s twine [non-kit items: punches: Fiskars (star), EK Success (confetti)| stamps: Hero Arts (alpha), Stampendous (flower) |Silhouette SD, small shipping tag, Tim Holtz tiny attacher, embossing powder, sandpaper, white paint, sewing machine, & thread]

I totally stalked the Studio Calico web site last month in order to get that alpha stamp set. Can't beat a basic sans serif font like that. It's so versatile. Love those wood banners by My Mind's Eye too!!!

ice cream Little Black Dress March kit  patterned paper: Sassafras | alpha stickers: Glitz | wood banner: My Mind’s Eye | baker’s twine & button [non-kit items: grey cardstock: American Crafts | ink: Stampin’ Up | stamps: Studio Calico (alpha) & American Crafts/Amy Tangerine (frame) | thread]

Another set of photos from 3 years ago. Feels good to get some older photos scrapped. Wanted to try the tone-on-tone trend. I really like it, so don't be too surprised if I decide to use this technique again.

someday soon Little Black Dress March kit   patterned paper: Glitz, Pink Paislee, Sassafras | wood banner: My Mind’s Eye | baker’s twine [non-kit items: white cardstock: American Crafts | Silhouette SD | title font: Lobster 1.3 | mist: Maya Road | doily, shipping tag, & thread] 

There's those alpha stamps again. Fun fact: the very first Steak 'n Shake originated in our hometown. My husband was appalled one time when he was sitting at the counter and overheard the trainer tell the trainee how to make a cheeseburger. Did he really just call a steakburger a cheeseburger?

steakburger Little Black Dress March kit  stickers: Glitz [non-kit items: kraft cardstock: American Crafts | alpha stamps: Studio Calico | vintage typewriter]

Monday, March 5, 2012

Baby "B"

Some good friends asked me if I take pictures of their beautiful family with their newest addition. Of course I said YES! Here's some of my favorites:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

In case you missed it

Check out my tutorial on the Little Black Dress Kit Club blog. You can make quilted stars too!