Thursday, December 20, 2012

WCS Sneak Time

It's sneak time for Write. Click. Scrapbook. Gallery goes live on January 1.

I feel like all I've been doing lately is showing sneaks here and sending you off elsewhere to see the rest of whatever it is I have to share. I cannot believe how close Christmas is!! I still have quite a bit to do, but I got to check a couple things off my list yesterday. Lucas got to decorate his first gingerbread house last night, and I got some gifts wrapped after the boys went to bed. There's still some shopping to be done and handmade gifts to throw together. Plus I'm cooking Christmas Eve. I hope I'm able to get it all done!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

write. click. scrapbook

Head on over to Write. Click. Scrapbook today to view my latest layout and card.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Elle's Studio | Celebrate December

I'm Celebrating December with Elle's Studio this month. The blog is packed with holiday inspiration from so many amazing designers. Hop on over there right now to see what I contributed.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Little Black Dress December & An Announcement

Here's what I did with the Little Black Dress December Kit, A Swanky Notion. This is such an amazing kit! The kit includes the 12x12 Studio Calico Burst Mask. I actually squealed with delight when I opened box and saw it! I hope I have some time to make some more with it before the next delivery arrives and takes over my desk. Oh! And there's My Mind's Eye Enamel Dots too!! So much fun!!

First up is a layout with photos from a backyard picnic we had this past summer. I cut some circles and laid them out on the page, decided where I wanted photos, and then stitched the circles in place. The misting with the mask should have been done before that step, but I just didn't plan ahead this time. I love the yellow with the bright contrasting blue blanket in the photos.

SUPPLIES | Little Black Dress December kit--patterned paper: Echo Park, American Crafts, My Mind's Eye| sheet music & playing card | phrase stickers & enamel dots: My Mind's Eye | tape stickers: Crate Paper | mask: Studio Calico  [non-kit items- yellow alpha: BasicGrey | mist: Studio Calico | pen: American Crafts]

Next is a layout about how we always get a real Christmas Tree. I used the mask again, and this time did it first thing--before doing anything else. Went to my Silhouette and cut out a few pine branch looking shapes that I think came pre-loaded in my library. I designed the title in Silhouette Studio. I think the fonts are Screengem & Sofia. The tree shape was cut with a punch by EK Success and then decorated with sequin trim from the kit.

We have yet to get our tree this year. I'm hoping we can check that off the list this weekend.
SUPPLIES | Little Black Dress December kit--patterned paper: Crate Paper & Glitz Design | stickers: Crate Paper | enamel dots: My Mind's Eye | alpha stickers: American Crafts | mask: Studio Calico | sequin trim [non-kit items- cardstock & pen: American Crafts | Silhouette SD | tree punch: EK Success | mist: Studio Calico] 

Hey, it's my favorite cousin and I again. I LOVE the vintage photos I have of the two of us, and I think Little Black Dress kits are always just so perfect for scrapping them! There's such a great, interesting mix of papers this month. The trim, vellum, and tiny gold alphas kinda scream Christmas to me, but the rest of the kit doesn't. I love this mix of gold Christmassy accents with a non-traditional Christmas color scheme and non Christmas themed papers.

The garland looking trim is wired so I just bent it into the shape of the star and used one little staple with my Tiny Attacher to attach it to the page.
SUPPLIES | Little Black Dress December Kit-- patterned paper: Crate Paper | vellum & alpha stickers: American Crafts | enamel dots & phrase sticker: My Mind's Eye | garland trim [non-kit items-- cardstock: American Crafts | pinked circle punch: Martha Stewart | bracket & tab die: Quickutz | pen: American Crafts | tiny attacher]

And now for my big announcement! A new design team has been picked over at Ormolu, and I'm on it! I can't wait! I'm joining Jen Kinkade and Angie Gutshall again, along with six others I'm looking forward to getting to know and work with.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Little Black Dress Kit Club | December Sneaks

It's sneak peek time. I had so much fun working with the December Little Black Dress kit!! So many great papers, trims, and embellishments this month! Look for the full reveal on Friday, and watch the Little Black Dress Facebook page and blog for more kit details.

Monday, December 3, 2012

December Galleries

December galleries went live on Saturday over at Elle's Studio and Write. Click. Scrapbook.

Here's one of my layouts for Elle's Studio, created with tags from the Be Merry line.

The scribbles in the background were created with a Versamarker watermark pen and gold embossing powder. Really fun technique! I'm loving the gold trend right now!

Check back tomorrow for Little Black Dress sneak peeks!