Monday, April 22, 2013

Scrapbooking Studio and My Mind's Eye

I'm elated to be on the design team for my local scrapbooking store: The Scrapbooking Studio. This month I got to work with the Collectable collection by My Mind's Eye.

I used chipboard shapes, brads, and enamel dots to create this fun little 5x7" canvas. I can't wait to hang it in the baby girl's room!

For this card I punched some star shapes with a Fiskar's punch. I used the negative as a mask for misting.

I used a Studio Calico mask to create the rays for this card. Love that cute little floral print!

And a two-page layout (can't remember the last time I created one of those)! My Mind's Eye always creates such great embellishments!

Oh man, I love my boys! We're getting ready to celebrate FOUR next month.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

More Little Black Dress | April Kit

Just dropping in to finally share the cards and tags I promised weeks ago.

Made with Little Black Dress April Kit.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Little Black Dress | April Kit

The blog has been seriously neglected lately, but I'm back today with my monthly Little Black Dress layouts. The kit this month is so very bright and colorful! Check out the blue polka dots in the layout below--it's from Maggie Holmes' new line with Crate Paper. I stamped, painted, and misted all with the same Mister Huey color (Bookworm). 

Little Black Dress April kit--patterned paper: Crate Paper & Glitz Design | storybook title page, crossword puzzle page (puzzle banner), game tile, baker's twine | small alpha stickers: Glitz Design [non-kit items- white cardstock: American Crafts | Silhouette SD (font: Oblik) | Mister Huey | arrow stamp: Ormolu |tiny tag die: Quickutz | tiny attacher] 

More circles again on the next layout. I was so excited to find those Freckled Fawn Wood Chips in the kit! Uncle JJ and Aunt KK got to spend a couple weeks in Illinois over the winter holidays. Caught this sweet moment while running Sunday-after-church errands. 

Little Black Dress April kit-- patterned paper: American Crafts Dear Lizzy | alpha stickers: Glitz Design | wood veneer: Freckled Fawn [non-kit items- white cardstock: Neenah | mist: Studio Calico | pencil | date stamp: Studio Calico (past LBD kit)]

...And ughhh, more snow. We are so ready for spring in this house even though that is when farming picks up and I have to get into single mom mode. It was so weird to make a wintery layout with this kit, but I did it. I even got out some modeling paste to create the illusion of snow drifts. 

Little Black Dress April Kit-- patterned paper: My Mind's Eye | "March" banner: Pretty Little Studio | graph paper | clear gemstone trim  [non-kit items-- white cardstock: Neenah | snowflake punch: Martha Stewart | date stamp: Studio Calico (past LBD kit) | modeling paste: Liquitex | "Seriously" stamp: Ormolu]

Gave myself a nasty papercut while finishing up this one. Crazy how much pain a little papercut can inflict. Moved on from circles to squares in this one. Some kids eat olives like this, but Lucas prefers raspberries (and I don't blame him....olives....YUCK).

Little Black Dress April kit--patterned paper: Crate Paper & My Mind's Eye | wood veneer: Freckled Fawn [non-kit items- cardstock: American Crafts | paint] 

I'll be back in the next day or two to share a couple cards and tags with the Little Black Dress, Don't Worry Be Happy, April kit.

And don't forget to check out the other design team members blogs while you're at it. Tara Anderson is also our guest designer this month too!