Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Echo Park's Reflections Christmas Cards

Today I thought I would share the 10 cards that I created for a community education class with 
Echo Park's Reflections Christmas collection!  You can
never go wrong when creating with Echo Park, everything falls together easily!  All the cards are super simple but everyone in the class loved them!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Pretty Little Studio's Nature Walk

Playing along this week with the Pretty Little Studio.  Love their stuff!  Such fun products...created this layout with Nature Walk Collection!

Thanks Mary for sharing these two precious little ones with me!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Authentique Traditions

I have a layout up on the Scraptown Lady Blog today with the new Christmas line from Authentique...Traditions!  I love creating with their papers...always great colors, patterns and textures. 
I used this sketch from Stuck Sketches Blog as my jumping point!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Some Christmas Cards

Figured I better update my blog, I have been busy with some projects and totally forgot to blog something.  Oh well, it is that time of year.  
Sharing a few Christmas cards created with Carta Bella, Echo Park and Pink Paislee!

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator Challenge...Back in Time

You may recall that the purpose of the Inspiration Elevator challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to mature as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges at the Inspiration Elevator Blog.

We are thrilled to welcome guest artist Misty Russell and her eclectic, artistic style to Inspiration Elevator this month.

 November's challenge comes from the very talented Joanne Burton. Here's the challenge she posed:

"November's Challenge: Back in Time.  I love looking through old photos (or not so old photos!) and remembering the great memories that go along with them. Some pictures evoke a strong emotional response while others just bring a sweet smile to our face as we recall the details of when it was taken. With that in mind, I would like each of you to pick a favourite photo and go back in time! I want you to take your photo and actually revisit the place where the photo was taken. Then take a 'picture of the picture' in it's original setting and scrapbook your new photo. **If you are absolutely not able to revisit the place where the photo was first taken, then pick a favorite picture with lots of memories attached to it and scrapbook that. 

In either case, I want you to journal the story behind your photo. Make your journaling and photo come together in such a way that we feel like we are back in time with you!"

I struggled with this challenge...had no idea what to do and no access to photos that I could go back in time with...so I went a bit of a different direction.  I wanted to show the destruction of the gorgeous forest that I call home, so I dug and dug through tons of websites to find some before and after photos of the pine beetle destruction in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Took me forever to find photos and longer to get permission to use them.  They are not the greatest photos and you will have to click on the layout to see the devastation closely.  My heart breaks every time I that I return home.  It is truly devastating.
Journaling reads:
I grew up in the gorgeous Black Hills.  Mount Rushmore was literally 25 minutes from home.  The pine beetle destruction breaks my heart.  Even though it is a natural cycle of every forest it is gut wrenching to watch it be destroyed by a teenie tiny beetle bug.  Every time I return home a little more of my heart break as the cycle progresses.  The forest will never be the same breath taking place that I called home. So very sad!

 I hope you will stop by and see what the rest of the incredible Inspiration Elevator designers have created:

Guest Designer Misty Russell 

If you feel inspired to play along with our challenge this month, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook page. We'd LOVE to see what you made!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Authentique Peaceful Selfie

Sharing a layout created with Authentique's Peaceful collection for Scraptown Lady,  My son sent me this adorable selfie of himself and his son...a bit frozen at the park!
Brrrr, but super cute!
I enhanced this collection using lots of black card stock and some help from Silhouette Cameo!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 8, 2013

November Layout Sketch at Practical Scrappers

Love this sketch by the amazing Liz Chidester for the 
November layout sketch  at Practical Scrappers!

I had so much fun playing with this collection from Pebble's called From Me to You and some chipboard pieces from their Front Porch line too!  Thank you to Leah for sharing this precious baby girl with me...check out those sparkling blue eyes!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Scrapbooking Studio...my first post!

Sharing my projects today for The Scrapbooking Studio..yesterday was my first post on the blog for them!
I had so much fun creating with My Mind's Eye Cut n Paste collection...Flair.  You can see the original post here:

Thanks for taking a peek!  

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Authentique Natural

I have a layout up on the Scraptown Lady Blog today with Authentique's Natural collection!  Lots of fun layering with these gorgeous papers and featuring my main little man, Gideon!
The sketch I used was one I pinned on Pinterest..can't find the orginal link so here is the pin...layout sketch.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Practical Scrappers & Colorbok

Happy Monday!  I am sharing a card and layout today created with Colorbok's Beach House paper pad.  The colors were just perfect for some fall projects!
First up, a card created for Practical Scrapper's November Card Sketch! You can find more inspiration here"

 And a layout created for Colorbok/Making Memories!
So inspired by this layout
inspiration layout, that I just had to lift it...loved her design and I knew if was just perfect for this photo!
Thanks for stopping by today!