Thursday, November 7, 2013

Etsy Shop Update

I have updated my Etsy shop with lots of fun handmade cards. Please stop by and browse my store and see what other treasures you might find.

Friday, September 27, 2013

5 Ideas for Modeling Paste |

You can find me on Shimelle's blog today about ideas for using modeling paste. Go check it out! There's five NEW projects from me.

First week of 2013 harvest is underway and going well. Have a great weekend! 

My Mind's Eye | Canvas

Did you see this last week? Check out the My Mind's Eye blog for the whole project—a fun little canvas.

Scrapbooking Studio | Crate Paper's Party Day

Still playing catch up...... Here's more work for The Scrapbooking Studio with Crate Paper's Party Day collection.

This collection is hands down my favorite birthday collection of all-time. I love the patterns and bright colors.

How about a calendar to keep track of all your birthdays? One month at a time. 

And you can't beat a simple birthday card!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Scrapbooking Studio | Sweet Notes

Here we go...I've got some catching up to do!

I got to play with Webster's Pages/Allison Kreft's Sweet Notes Collection for The Scrapbooking Studio. The colors are so bright and fun. I created a little summer checklist mini along with a couple layouts and cards.

And now the layouts.

And last but least—a couple cards:

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Last One | Little Black Dress Kit Club

It's been such a great ride. I'm sad to see it has ended. Little Black Dress Kit Club has closed it's doors, but I wanted to take some time and share the last kit with you all. This is the June Kit.

Oh how I wish I could share her perfect, sweet, beautiful, chubby round face with you! Just picture the most beautiful smiling baby there in that blurry area. The color purple has been growing on me since having a baby girl in the house. 

I'm not a fan of glitter. I might even have a bit of a glitter-phobia. Is there an official term for it? Might have to go look that up sometime. I used the included Thickers anyway and maybe they aren't so bad.

Can't go wrong with circles and fun, bright patterns. I chose black and white photos so the photo colors wouldn't clash with the paper colors. And I just love black and white photos anyway—always have.

This kit has so many brights AND neutrals. Here's a layout showcasing the neutrals.

Super simple card—perfect for a guy. It matches my typewriter beautifully.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WCS August Gallery Sneak

Don't forget to check out the write. click. scrapbook blog on August 1st for the August gallery reveal.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Carta Bella | Hello Again Blog Hop

Welcome to the Hello Again Blog Hop! I am SO excited to celebrate Kaitlin's first release with Carta Bella. This line is so pretty, with it's girly watercolor feel mixed with bold geometrics. I couldn't wait to play. Please join me and other Ormolu design team members as we share what we made with this amazing new line.
Can't wait to get your hands on it? It's available at Two Peas in a Bucket NOW!

And here's what I created. My layout features some of the great floral motifs in this line. Isn't the color palette just perfect?!

If you started here, then head over to Jennifer Chapin's blog to start from the beginning! When you are finished hopping through all of the blogs, end at Kaitlin's blog and leave a comment telling her what your favorite part is about the Hello Again line and for a chance to win the Hello Again collection. 

For more chances to win, 'share' your favorite project on Facebook, 'pin' favorite to Pinterest, or 'tweet' your favorite on Twitter then leave additional comments on Kaitlin's blogComments will close Sunday night at 9pm MT and the winner will be announced on Monday. 

Next up is Lisa Wilkinson, but If you lose your way here is the blog hop order:

Jennifer Chapin

Diana Fisher

Angie Gutshall

Latrice Murphy

Jennifer Kinkade

Valerie O'Neall (you are here)

Lisa Wilkinson

Kaitlin Sheaffer

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

WCS Summertime Daily

You can find me over at Write. Click. Scrapbook. today sharing the full view of this layout and my process.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Write.Click.Scrapbook! | Blog Hop

Not only is it gallery reveal day, but we're celebrating Write.Click.Scrapbook's birthday too with a blog hop! If you are hopping along, congratulations, you've made it to the last stop. We're each sharing three tips with you today.

I have a stack of blank index cards at my desk. When I think of something I want to journal or my son says something funny, I write it down to be saved and used on a layout.

I think one of the best things about digital photography is the freedom you have to snap away. Don't be afraid to try a variety of different angles when shooting your subject.

One of my favorite principles of design is repetition. Take an item or items and repeat it one or more times on your layout.

Here's my layout for the June gallery. It was inspired by Diane Payne's embellishment week back in January. It was fun to scrap from my stash and pull out some really old items and mix them with some newer items.

If you'd like to start the blog hop from the beginning or anywhere in between, here's the full list:

Friday, May 31, 2013

Scrapbooking Studio Projects | Crate Paper

Yes, I am still here! Did you miss me? I am hoping to get back to a more consistent blogging schedule soon. Just popping in today to share my projects created for The Scrapbooking Studio with Crate Paper's line by Maggie Holmes. 

First up is an altered lampshade. It was inspired by this pin by Dottie Angel. The lampshade was purchased at Goodwill. I removed the fabric shade portion to leave just a bare frame. I then grabbed some fabric from my stash, tore it into strips, and wrapped the frame with it. I punched a variety of shapes and ran them through my sewing machine to create garland. My Silhouette SD was used for the larger shapes. Cute little clothespins from the Maggie Holmes line were used to attached the bigger shapes (and some hot glue). I LOVE it and can't wait to hang it in the baby girl's room!

I used the camera from the package of mini album assorted die-cut inserts supplement as the focus of this layout. Circles were cut and mist was splattered. I added some My Mind's Eye enamel dots in with the mist splatters, and I love the effect! Those ombre Sundrifter Thickers from Studio Calico/American Crafts are my new favorite alpha.

The Maggie Holmes line is so versatile. Not only is suitable for boy layouts, but it's also suitable for girl layouts. Love lines that can easily be used for both! The fabric frames in the collection are awesome! Something I'll be hoarding for sure.

And a fun little tag. The confetti filled envelope is also from the mini album assorted die-cut supplement.
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a post celebrating's birthday.