Friday, June 29, 2012

I took on one more Case File challenge for CSI this month. This one is for Case File #26. I love all the white/cream on white and layering, but boy did it take a long time. 

Supplies   cardstock: American Crafts | patterned paper: Crate Paper | stamps: My Mind's Eye and Pink Paislee | Silhouette SD | font: Sofia | pen: Copic Multiliner | modeling paste: Liquitex | paint: Plaid | twine: Divine Twine | other: vellum, washi, doilies, button, eyelet, tiny attacher, sewing machine, and thread

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

First Post

Make sure to check out Write. Click. Scrapbook today! My first post is up!! Go take a look.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cards | Little Black Dress June Kit

I just wanted to take a minute and share the two cards I made with the Little Black Dress June kit.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Party Decorations with Little Black Dress

Head on over to the Little Black Dress kit club blog today to see party decorations made with the June kit.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Photo Session | The Z Family

I had the pleasure of photographing this fun family a couple weeks ago. Just wanted to share a few of my favorites.

These two girls adore their daddy.

This is the stairway where the couple met in college. How sweet and romantic to get a few photos there.

 These two might be considered outtakes to most, but I think they're great! Fits this 
family's personality perfectly.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Little Black Dress | June Kit

First off, this month Little Black Dress is a sponsor over at CSI. Little Black Dress has given THREE kits for prizes for 3 lucky people who play along with their case file challenges. I played along this month as a Guest Detective, and submitted layouts for Case File No. 22 and No. 23. The layout below is for Case File Number 22. I decided to do some hidden journaling on this one. I journaled more than usual and I knew It wouldn't fit on the page very well.

Little Black Dress June kit  patterned paper: October Afternoon, My Mind’s Eye, Basic Grey, Bazzill Basics Paper | button: My Mind’s Eye | label sticker: October Afternoon | ribbon & red tag [non-kit items: blue cardstock: Die Cuts With a View | Silhouette SD | font: Lobster 1.3 | shipping tag, cardboard, & paint]

This next one is for Case File Number 23. I got out a matching Copic marker for this one and added a bit of a watercolor effect to the stitched circles on the right side. Sorry, the photos don't show it very well. It's clean and simple and I'm really happy with way it came together. 

Little Black Dress June kit  patterned paper: October Afternoon & Crate Paper 
[non-kit items: cardstock: American Crafts | stamp: Stampendous | Silhouette SD | font: Carbon | Copic marker, vellum, & tiny attacher]

We got to celebrate my son's third birthday last month. He's finally starting to understand birthdays and holidays, so it was really fun this year to celebrate. He blew the candles so fast we actually forgot about singing Happy Birthday until gift opening time. I got out some modeling paste this month too. I used this punch from EK Success as my mask and scraped on the paste with an old gift card. Love this technique and love the white on white. Again, sorry, it didn't photograph well. You'll have to click on the images to view them larger.

Little Black Dress June kit  patterned paper: Crate Paper, Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye | alpha stickers & date sticker: October Afternoon  [non-kit items: white cardstock: American Crafts | mist: Studio Calico | modeling paste: Liquitex | Silhouette SD | font: HVD Comic Serif]

Another layout created with some Copic markers again this month....and modeling paste too (see third photo). I used a Crafter's Workshop Template this time with the modeling paste. This layout features my sister-in-law and brother-in-law, also known as My Anchor Holds. Check out their site and take a listen. 

Little Black Dress June kit  patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Crate Paper, Bazzill Basics Paper, Glitz Design, Basic Grey | label sticker: October Afternoon [non-kit items: modeling paste: Liquitex | star mask: The Crafter’s Workshop | alpha stamps: Studio Calico | Silhouette SD, shipping tag, & Copic Markers]

Last up is a layout with an interesting color palette. It's a little crazy for me and was for some reason very difficult to photograph and get accurate looking colors. I was trying to write like Dr. Seuss when I created the title—it's very Go Dogs Go inspired—something we've been reading a lot lately. The patterned paper in this kit is amazing this month!! Go get one before their gone! You won't be disappointed.

Little Black Dress June kit  patterned paper: Crate Paper, October Afternoon, & Basic Grey | buttons: My Mind’s Eye | playing card  [non-kit items: cardstock: Die Cuts With a View (chartreuse) & American Crafts (grey) | Silhouette SD | title font: Blackout | paint: Plaid]

I've got a few more things in store for you this month. Thanks for looking and stop by again!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Little Black Dress | June Sneak Peeks

Thought I would tease you a bit today. Here's some sneak peeks of what I made for Little Black Dress this month. I'll be back on Monday with the full reveal.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Blog Hop Winner

According to, #29 is the lucky number. That means:
Jesa, you are the winner! Please e-mail me with your mailing address so I can send you your Evalicious goodies.

And thanks so much everyone for your kind comments!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Write. Click. Scrapbook Birthday Blog Hop

I'm SO SO excited to be a part of the write. click. scrapbook team!

I love write. click. scrapbook because of the immense amount of talent and variety the team members share. I love that there's a place where it's perfectly acceptable for layouts to be simple!

This month, each of us was paired up with another team member. In my case, I was paired up with Kelly Jeppson, and I chose this layout for my inspiration. 

And here is a sneak peek of my gallery layout.
You can view the June gallery here to view the entire layout and see how I inspired Kelly as well.

Because write. click. scrapbook is turning three, I also have a giveaway for you today. Eve used a few of my illustrations for some of her new products and was very gracious in sending some of her fabulous product my way. Included in the giveaway and pictured here are this & that miscellany tags, this & that page tabs, and this & that large journal tags. All you need to do to enter is a leave a comment on this blog post (U.S. residents only please) to win these goodies from Evalicious. Comments will be closed Sunday night and a winner will be announced Monday.

You are almost done! Here is the letter you get for stopping by my blog. Once you've collected all the letters, leave a comment with the phrase all your letters spell on the write. click. scrapbook beginning blog hop post to be entered to win a box of scrapbooking goodies.

Next up is Vivian Masket.