Saturday, September 1, 2012

Instagram layout

I used the Citrus Twist June Summer Boardwalk kit to make this 8.5x11 kit.  The picture in the layout was taken from inside the school bus as the sun was rising.  I used Instagram to take the picture on my iPhone.  For the photo developing, I used Printstagram and was very impressed.  It does take a little while to receive them (package was from Taiwan) but the quality of the photo and paper it was printed on, was superb!

Kit Club: Citrus Twist Summer Boardwalk
Cardstock: PTI 
Misc: Studio Calico wood veneer and Downtown Washi Tape

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Kit clubs

Hello there!  It's been a while.  I've been busy reading, doing some scrapbooking and getting my boys back to school.  I can't believe they are in 2nd and 6th grades.

On the scrapbooking front, I've been working along on my Project Life album.  I enjoy being able to save receipts, tags, school work, etc.  I am very excited about the new Childhood editions Becky Higgins will be releasing this fall.  I am by no means caught up but I love how easy it has made scrapbooking.  

In addition to Project Life, I have ordered a few kits.  I ordered one month from Studio Calico (I have the Elmwood Park kit).  I then started investigating kit clubs and found Citrus Twist and Gossamer Blue.  I decided to give them a 6 month try to get me in the mood to make some layouts.  I am really enjoying work with kits.  I even signed up for a class at Big Picture Classes called Kit-tastic.  I will be sharing some layouts I've done in the coming week/s!  

In the meantime, how about a project?  I was also inspired by Mish's custom notebooks that she picked up at Target and decorated.  Here is my take... 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Summer Reading

I love summertime and having the extra time to read.  I have read several books so far this summer.  Yes, I did read the ever popular Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.  And though, it's not a literary masterpiece, it is entertaining.  I read through all three books within a couple of weeks.  I have been enjoying Mary Higgins Clark's novels and have a few on my library hold list. They are easy reads and I love trying to figure out 'who did it'.  I also read the classic Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers - amazing!  I highly recommend it, you can find it here.

Please let me know what you have been reading.  I would love some new titles.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papertrey Ink 5th Anniversary

I made a card AND am posting on my blog.  There must be some kind of motivation.  And there is, PTI is giving away a HUGE prize!  Read all about it here

I chose Betsy Veldman's card.  She is absolutely amazing.  Everything she does is creative magic.  If I need to make a card in a hurry I always visit her blog for inspiration. 

My card...

Stamps: PTI Ad Sense, Star Prints, TBF#12, FF#3, FF#8, Say it with Style
Cardstock: PTI Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy
Pattern Paper: Basic Grey
Ink: Memento London Fog, Jenni Bowlin Seed Packet, Spice Tin, PTI kraft and pure poppy
Misc: star punch, button, bakers twine, crimper
Off to watch the Superbowl.  Not sure I care who wins.  I am just glad the Missouri Tigers beat Kansas last night - what a basketball game!