Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WCS April Sneak Peek

I've got so much scrapping to do before the end of the month. Glad I can check this one off my list! Here's my sneak peek for the April Gallery at write. click. scrapbook. Looks like fun...right?!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Little Black Dress | March Kit

The March Little Black Dress kit—A Chance for Luck— is now for sale. It's such a fun kit with lots of neutrals and pops of color.

I love the neutral color palette on the layout below, and love how the title stands out in black. Sunday mornings we get up super early (for me anyway) and go to church. When we get home, we all put on some comfy clothes and head back to bed for a nap. Sounds silly, right? We love our lazy Sundays. Lucas always picks out a book to read before his nap.

SUPPLIES Little Black Dress March kit--patterned paper: Studio Calico & My Mind's Eye | washi: October Afternoon | sticker: Jenni Bowlin Studio | time card, accounting sheet, game piece, and button [non-kit items: alpha stamps: Studio Calicoo /Hero Arts | kraft cardstock | tiny attacher | date stamp (past kit): Studio Calico]

Next up is a 4x4 mini album. You can see more of the album here. It may be small, but there's plenty of room for stories, notes, and photos for one super special baby girl. I love the corrugated piece as a cover. It's perfectly flexible, yet still sturdy. 
SUPPLIES  Little Black Dress March kit--patterned paper: Glitz Design | patterned vellum: Studio Calico | wood veneer: Studio Calico | washi: October Afternoon | corrugated cardboard, trim, tag, kraft bags [non-kit items: Silhouette SD (fonts: Grand Hotel, Novocento Wide, Impact) | label stamp: Studio Calico | heart punch: Stampin' Up | typewriter & sewing machine

And last but not least, I decorated a couple small gift boxes with the kit contents. I could use another yard of that fun turquoise trim!
SUPPLIES  Little Black Dress March kit-- tulle, trim, & button | patterned paper: Glitz Design | wood veneer: Studio Calico [non-kit items-- punches: Stampin' Up & Martha Stewart | paper maché boxes]

Check out these blogs too for more inspiration with the March kit:
Katie Ehmann
Jenni Calma
Stephanie Bryan
Jamie Leija
Suz Mannecke

Ormolu | Winner

Wendy! You are the winner of some brand new Ormolu circle tags. Please e-mail me your mailing address.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mini Album Madness | write. click. scrapbook

Little Black Dress is the sponsor this week over at write. click. scrapbook. It's mini album month and four WCS contributors have all made a mini album with the Swanky Notion December Kit (that still happens to be available for sale).

My album is up today. Head on over to see more.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Ormolu Blog Hop | New Releases

Today the Ormolu Creative Team is celebrating the arrival of two new collections with a fun blog hop. Make sure and catch all the blogs for some new inspiration and leave a comment at each one for a chance to win new product. The two new lines are oh so fun and versatile! Made and Montage are now for sale on the Ormolu site. 
Today I'm sharing a new 12x12 layout. I used the Montage Circle Tags, Flair, and Little Labels for a layout with photos from our summer 2011 vacation to Idaho. I mimicked the target/arrow Montage circle by stitching large concentric circles on the page. I love how it pulls your eyes to the center of the page where all the action is.

And now for your chance to win a set of Montage Circle Tags, just leave a comment below. Comments will be closed Wednesday at midnight and a winner will randomly be picked by
Next up is the oh so sweet and talented, Jen Kinkade.

If you would like to start from the beginning or maybe you've gotten a little lost, here's the list of blogs in the hop.
Latrice Murphy
Diana Fisher
Valerie O'Neall (you are here)
Jen Kinkade
Jen Chapin
Angie Gutshall

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ormolu | & 12 years

I'm up on the Ormolu blog today.

And I almost completely forgot about it until my husband mentioned it this morning when he asked me out on a date. On this day twelve years ago, was our first official date (to the spring play at our high school).

A couple blast from the past photos.

 Who needs a limo when you can take a DeLorean to prom?

Friday, March 1, 2013

Write. Click. Scrapbook | New Gallery

It's mini month over at Write. Click. Scrapbook. Yes, a whole entire month devoted to the mini album. You won't want to miss it! We're teaming up with a different kit club each week this month with giveaways at the end of each week too.

Here's what I made this month for the gallery.

6x6 album | materials cardstock (GMund Savanna[white] & Wausau Royal Fiber [kraft]) + patterned paper (American Crafts, Elle's Studio & BasicGrey) + border stickers (Sassafras) + fabric brads (Basic Grey) + enamel dots (My Mind's Eye) + alpha stickers (October Afternoon) mist (Studio Calico) + Silhouette SD (font: Danger) + other (washi, shipping tags, tiny attacher, baker's twine)