Monday, February 17, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
Welcome to the American Crafts Valentine's Day Blog Hop! You are at Katie Ehmann's blog and you should have arrived here from Meghann Andrew's blog. For my Valentine themed love layout, I used Crate Paper's Love Notes collection. I punched a bunch of hearts from the 6x6 paper pad, arranged them in a large heart shape and machine stitched them to my page. Then I used lots of little embellishments to create a collage inside the heart, added my photo and a little caption. The photo was taken on our honeymoon almost ten years ago in Paris! Next up is the oh-so-talented Patricia Roebuck! If you get lost along the way, head back to the American Crafts blog! Happy Valentine's Day and thanks so much for stopping by!
Monday, February 10, 2014
Happy February All! This week on the Crate Paper blog we are featuring projects dedicated to things that we love--fitting, right, since Friday is Valentine's Day!? In honor of this lovely theme, I created two different layouts. For some tips and "how-to", visit the Crate blog right here! Thanks for stopping by today friends!
Monday, February 3, 2014
Becky Novacek. I chose a few papers, grabbed my scissors and went to work! I didn't draw the letters before cutting because I wanted them to have an imperfect, hand cut look. With such a big title, I decided to use a simple heart photo that I took last 4th of July while playing around with sparklers, and I embellished with tags and die cuts from Elle's collection and even added some stamps (which is big for me!). Finally, I cut and stitched the white card stock to another brightly colored piece of patterned paper to create a frame for my layout. I love how it turned out! Next up, you'll be visiting the uber-talented Kim Moreno. If you get lost along the way, here's the list: Adrienne Alvis Anabelle O'Malley Becki Adams Cindy Liebel Emily Spahn Evgenia Petzer Heather Leopard Jenny Evans Jessica Lohof Jill Cornell Jina Jean Juliana Michaels Kasia Przybyt Katie Ehmann--You Are Here! Kim Moreno Magda Mizera Michelle Wooderson Michiko Kato Naomi Atkins Nicole Harper Patricia Roebuck Stephanie Bryan Valerie Bishop WaiSam Ho Yuki Shimada Don't forget to stop by the Elle's Studio blog right here and the Gossamer Blue blog! right here Each company is giving away some great prizes on their blog. Leave a comment on their blogs telling us what inspired you along the hop to be entered!
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
So my desk is usually a big huge mess of paper scraps, punches, embellishments and a big mass of Thickers. As long as I can use my paper trimmer, I really don't mind just piling current supplies on the old and creating a layout right on top of the mess. But every once in awhile I can't stand it anymore and I decide to clean my desk. So what should I do with all those left over scraps of patterned paper?? Well, scrapbook with them, of course! Here are a couple of layouts I created entirely with scraps of paper that had been littering my desk for the past few months, including the little branding strips that adorn almost every 12x12 paper. Fun, right? I love the pieced-together look and guess what?? My desk is clean! For now, anyway!
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Are you ready for CHA?? I love seeing all the new collections and pics from the booths, even if it is through instagram and the interwebs. I so wish I were going--the weather in Anaheim is way better than here, and I'd love to have the chance to meet lots of my online scrappy friends and go to Disneyland (!). Sigh...maybe next year! Until then, though, have you seen the new Crate Paper releases?? I created a project using Oh Darling, and let me tell you, it is totally darling, indeed! It'll be featured on the Crate blog soon, but here are some sneaks. So cute, right?? And I am totally in love with that Roller Skate. Takes me right back to Friday night skates at Baypoint rink! Make sure you check out the Crate blog, cause you could win a prize pack from Oh Darling, Boys Rule, or Maggie Holmes' Styleboard!! Look at some of these goodies... Crate Blog for your chance to win!!