Saturday, September 29, 2012

3 Layouts with 1 Sketch

Creating and having some fun with Moxxie products this week!
Super inspired by a sketch I saw on Pinterest, it was from
I can't share the sketch with you, the site does not give you permission for that, but do stop by their site...they have the most amazing sketches.
All 3 layouts were done with the same sketch, yet they all look so different with 3 different lines of paper.
First up the beautiful Road to Recovery.

 The gorgeous Shades of Autumn.
 Lastly, the super fun Very Merry Unbirthday!
Sorry for the fuzzy picture..can't get this one to clean up...I need to rephotograph it in the sunlight.
So back to one sketch with 3 paper, easy and would anyone every notice in your scrapbook that you used the same sketch for 3 different layouts...probably not!  They all look different and have so many other qualities to them.  All in all, in you fall in love with a sketch, use it more than up some time and get those memories scrapped!
Scroll down to find a fun Halloween giveaway!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Design Diagonal

Inspired by a post I saw the other day on the Echo Park Blog by design on the diagonal with Wendy Sue Anderson.
Here is the link so you can check out her amazing layout.
Echo Park Blog

photo removed for publication

I still need to take the time to try this out on a layout, but I love how it turned out on this card with EP's Everyday Eclectic! 
 I added some zig zag stitching to my diagonal strips!  So fun, you have to give it a try!
Scroll down one post for a 
Halloween Give a Way!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween Give A Way

Going through some of my Halloween Stash and yes, I am needing to get rid of some of it so I can get!
There is a Making Memories Garland kit, Craft Secrets Vintage cuts, Pink Paislee Stamps, Prima Halloween Brads, a few Halloween flowers from Creative Impressions and Bo Bunny.  And some cool 3-D Skull tape from Recollections!

Leave me a comment about what your favorite new Halloween line is this year, (so I know what to stock up on) and I would love to have your become a follower. Just tell me you are following or already are.
I will use to pick a winner on Monday and get it shipped out to you!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Simple Cards

A couple of simple cards...sometimes easy is the way to go!
First up, Wishing you well 
with Momenta Products.
And another simple one with the gorgeous Capri line from Adorn-it!
Created for a Sympathy card.

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned this week for a give a way of Halloween Goodies!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Happy Fall

I love this time of year...Fall!  It is my favorite season, love the colors and smells!
It's all about Fall today on  
Stop over for some great inspiration for layouts and cards. This one is up over there today, I love Jillibean Soup's Apple Cheddar Soup line...just perfect!
 And this is another that I created with the some scraps of that line.  Can you see the leaf/vine embossing on it?  Kind of fun!
Hope you are having a Fabulous Fall..thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Exciting Stuff...First Publication!

So excited to share this with you!
I started submitting card for publication back in May! Finally got up the courage to give it a try..and low and behold CARDS magazine picked one up for the 
September 2012 issue!
Can't share the card with you..but it is on page 27!
I have long be a fan of Northridge publications....carried them in my store for thrilled to be published with them!
And very happy to say I have more to come in the upcoming months ahead!  Woo hoo!
Thanks Christine for encouraging me to submit and congrats on your precious new baby boy! And huge thank you to Angie for sending me a copy as no one carries them here in our little bitty town!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Echo Park Apothecary Cards and Layout

Just a couple Halloween cards to share with last year's Echo Park Apothecary it.  Lynne has the new Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor waiting for me in Pierre...I can't wait.

The Deadly Morsels Card was created last year, but I absolutely love this card!
And this I created this Spring..but adore it also and my favorite little pirate!
Hope you are having a spooktactular day!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Cards

I have loved this 
American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 
 since it came out...finally got some when I was in Minneapolis in is just so wonderful and fun!  These are two cards that I created with the line!
 The flowers on this one were cute with a Sizzix die out of the 
Dear Lizzy Ruffled Crepe Paper,
 which is a 12 x 12 piece.  Love it and love the almost Ombre look!
Hope they brighten your Monday just a bit!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator Reveal

You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. 

This month our challenger was the very talented Laurel Seabrook. Laurel loves flea markets and garage sales and would love to incorporate more of those items into her art. In fact, we have invited a valued guest designer to join us this month; her name is Christy Riopel. We welcome, Christy from her regular writing and creating job at Canadian Scrapbooker magazine.

Here's a bit of what Laurel had to say in her challenge this month.

"I love going to garage sales, flea markets and thrift shops to find fun items for me to upcycle into something else either for my own home or to give as a gift. I also love just to pick up some old things that appear to have some sort of story to them. I love the shabbiness of old, worn items and the warm comforting feeling they evoke.

My challenge for you is to scrap an old photo/photos. Not only that I want you to incorporate something that is not normally a scrapping item, upcycle/recycle something to include on your layout. Vintage is definitely not my style when it comes to paper crafting. I like clean and simple so this will be a challenge for me."

This was quite a challenge, I haven't created with vintage items in quite a while..but I did have some things in my stash.  A wonderful plastic doily from the 50's that a girl friend found while hitting the garage sales and lots of old patterns from a very special neighbor of my parents. I have boxes and boxes of them to create with..and everytime I look at them, they make me smile and bring back so many wonderful memories of her and my childhood!
 The layout is of my Grandma and yes, she had smashing style!  
I sprayed Glimmer Mist over the doily towards the center, but it is kind of hard to see.  Lots of layering, some machine stitching, and flowers cut from the vintage sewing envelopes and patterns!

The sketch is from Page Drafts.

I hope you will stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:

 We would love to see what you are inspired to create. Add your comment below with a link, I will be sure to drop by and say hello.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Freshman Year Layout...EP Everyday Eclectic!

I had a chance to create just for myself and also Max had reminded me that I haven't done a layout about her for a I had to get it done.  I was super inspired by a layout I saw in Studio Calico's Gallery...
My layout does not compare by any means...her's is unbelievably gorgeous!  
But I wanted to try my hand at layering and just letting go a bit.  I am fairly pleased with it!  A little of this and a little of that which made it perfect for using 
Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic!

Honestly, I would love to know your it too much, too little, just right or as Max says it's gawdy and obnoxious!  Oh the fun on a teen age girl!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cutest little bat card and blog hop winner

Congrats to Amelia Harris for winning the Moxxie Blog Hop Giveaway....she won the complete collection of Road To Recovery!  Can't wait to see what she creates with it!

Back to more Halloween!  Just a fun card created with some goodies in my 
Halloween stash!  I just adore the Doodle Pop Bat from Doodlebug.  All of their 
Doodle Pops are just too cute!
Supplies used:
Bazzill Swiss Dot Pepper Card stock
Echo Park Happy Halloween Papers and Stickers
Maya Road Twig
Silhouette file for Oct 31
My Favorite Things Fish Tail Banner Dies
Doodle Bugs Doodle Pop Bat
Doodle Bug Halloween Twine
Pink Paislee Brad

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Moxxie Road To Recovery Blog Hop

It's time for another Moxxie Blog Hop! Join the Moxxie Muses the first Friday of every month to be inspired and for the chance to win a complete collection of the featured line! We're continuing our blog hop series with the Road to Recovery collection.

Moxxie released the Road To Recovery collection, an elegant and poignant line designed for people fighting long-term illnesses, in July. Moxxie thought it was time to create a beautiful line that focused on healing, but also encouraged the writer to be honest about what they were really going through. The designs of this collection are versatile and can not only help a patient document their recovery, but it can also be used for get well, thinking of you, and sympathy cards, as well as to create layouts on just about any topic.

I created a dry erase board with a 3 section frame, you can simply remove the back and add a photo to the top section, if you wish!  I just thought it would be nice to have an inspiring word or quote in view every day!  I think it's a very important part in the 
"Road to Recovery".

The quote in the center of the frame reads 
"Life is without meaning.  You bring the meaning to it.  The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.  
Being alive is the meaning." Joesph Campbell

Ready, Set, Hop!
Cathy Harper (you are here)
Comment deadline for the prize is Monday 9/10 midnight CST and we'll announce the winner Tuesday on the Moxxie blog. Thanks so much for hopping with us!

Open to US residents only.  International customers are welcome to play, as long as they agree to pay shipping if they win the prize!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

A little monkey business

A fun layout with Momenta goodies...this is just the cutest little sock monkey ever!
Thanks again Mary for sharing him with me!
Created with these Momenta products:

Thanks for taking a peek!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Moxxie All Hallow's Eve Pocket Cards

I had a ton of fun creating these pocket cards with Moxxie's All Hallow's Eve Collection and Silhouette (Lori Whitlock) files.  The rolled flowers were cut with the Silhouette also, using last year's Moxxie Midnight Dreary line.  I couldn't find any Halloween Pixie Stix or Candy Sticks to put in them...but that is my plan!

Super spooky Moxxie fun!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Halloween Paper Crafting Season

In my little paper crafting world, September 1st starts Halloween paper crafting season...
my very favorite.

 Just a fun card created with American Crafts Nightfall collection and Cosmo Cricket's Matilda Chipboard.  The little clouds were created with My Favorite Things Cloud Dies and the Polka Dot Embossing Folder from Cuttlebug.
Stay tuned for some Moxxie Halloween this week!
Let the Happy Halloween Paper Crafting begin!