Saturday, November 17, 2012

Winter Banner- Carta Bella- for Heartland Paper Company

I occasionally do projects for my awesome little local scrapbook store, Heartland Paper Company, in Bountiful, Utah.  This month, I got the opportunity to use the brand new Carta Bella "Winter Fun" collection.
Carta Bella is a new manufacturer and is a sister company to Echo Park.  They make fabulous, and absolutely beautiful products.

You know how much I love making altered projects and home decor for my design teams.
I adore patterned paper and embellishments, and I think I love doing home decor items so much because scrapbook pages get put away into albums, but home decor items get to stay out and be displayed, and lots and lots of people get to see them.

The day I photographed this banner, it was so SO windy!
I had to photograph it outside on my fence because my house was filled to the brim with Halloween decor and this was a last minute (literally) last minute assignment- 
I had the hardest time getting shots before the gusts came through again and blew the pennants up.

Isn't this collection stunning?  It's gorgeous!

Do you recognize the font?  It's from the Winter Wonderland Cricut cartridge.  The snowflakes were done using the Winter Lace cartridge.  There are cute little 3D snowflakes on the cartridge!

Here are some close-ups of the pennants.

The jewels are My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Dreams by Rhonna Farrer" jewels in baby blue, light pink, magenta, and gold.

The burlap I bought by the yard at Hancock Fabrics, and the ribbons and twine can all be found at Heartland Paper Company.

I told them I love it and I want it back when they're done with it.
Hopefully I get my wish :)

Have a great weekend!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Pebbles Sketchy Thursday "Big Girl" Layout

This week for the Pebbles team, I got to play with a fun layout sketch by Page Maps.  I like using sketches- especially Becky's.  She's such a talented sketch artist.

My layout uses the new Walnut Grove collection, as well as new corrugated letters from Pebbles and glittery  new Thickers.  I've loved the Walnut Grove collection since I first saw it, and the more I use it, the more I love it.  I was even making cards with this collection yesterday that you get to see on the Pebbles blog next week.

This layout has some fun pictures of my little girl when she was about a year and a half old.
This was the first time she went down the slide on her own.  She was so excited and proud of herself.

My layout is based on this sketch:

Play along!
Take Becky's cute Page Maps sketch and create a layout of your own!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Imaginisce "Love You More" and Doodlebug "Thankful for" projects

Imaginisce is releasing their newest collection "Love You More" this week,
so the design team is showing off their projects made with this cute new collection.

This is more of a sophisticated collection than what Imaginisce usually creates, and I'm totally in love with it. I really like where they took the design, and the colors are fantastic.

And yes, there's washi tape!  Swoon!
The ribbons on both of these projects are from May Arts, and the doilies are from the
baking section of the craft store.

And over at the Doodlebug Blog, we're celebrating our blessings.
Instead of a layout, I decided to make a gratitude journal.

The sentiment is a rub-on that was long and skinny.  I just applied it in individual words to fit it into the window of this Doodlebug Plain and Simple chipboard album.  This is the scallop eyelet album.

All the ribbons, twine, papers, stickers, and buttons are Doodlebug, too.
The stamp "Thankful for" is from Stampin' Up!

I put pockets inside for each year so we can record what we were thankful for each year and then go back later and read them.  It will be fun to see my kids' answers each year as they get older.

See more "Thankful for" Doodlebug projects HERE
and more "Love You More" Imaginisce projects HERE.

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bella Blvd Fabric Style! Nook Cover

This month I was able to attend a super fun sewing conference with my mom. She taught me how to sew when I was really young (probably 6?) and I've been sewing off and on ever since.

We made tons of cute projects, and this was one of my favorites.  The pattern is a mix of four different E-Notebook covers, but you can get patterns for these devices in a variety of styles.  I brought my Bella Blvd fabrics to the conference, and people "ooohhh"ed and "aaaahhhh" ed and swooned over them and all their cuteness. :)

This is actually my husband's Nook, not mine, but I think his cover is lame, so I made a cuter one :)
Don't tell him I think his cover is lame.

I think he already knows.

The Nook is mostly for my kids, though, so this cover is more cutesy and much more padded in case of drops from little fingers onto the ground.

It's loaded with interfacing, fusible fleece, and Pellon Peltex (which is what you use to make fabric projects stiff instead of floppy) so it holds it's shape and is soft and padded.

And there's a pocket on the back for the charger and cords :)
I'll take this cover over the store bought one any day :)

See this project and others at the Bella Blvd blog.

Aaaaand (drumroll) the winner from my blog of the Imaginisce Blog Hop
is {VICKI}.  You have one week to shoot me an email and claim your prize!
Thanks for being a follower!  I appreciate your support, and enjoy your goodies.

Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

Imaginisce Veteran's Day Blog Hop! Prizes!!!

Welcome to the Veteran's Week Imaginisce Blog Hop!
If you'd like to start from the beginning, head over to the Imaginisce Blog.

You should have arrived here via Rebecca's Blog.

I chose to make a card to celebrate our Veterans, and to thank them for their service.
The papers are from the Hello Cupcake and Berrylicious collections.

The brown background is from the Berrylicious collection, and the red and blue are both from Hello Cupcake.  The flag was cut using the Cricut Expression and the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge.
I added the jewel "stars" with my I-Rock tool and the clear I-Rock gemstones.

The sentiment is a stamp from the Stampin' Up! Thank You Kindly stamp set, and was stamped in Chocolate Chip Stampin' Up! ink.

And the little red clothespin is from Canvas Corp.

To continue the hop and earn prizes, leave a comment here on my blog, and then keep hopping over to Heather's Blog, and then to the Imaginisce Blog.

For a SECOND chance at prizes, I'd love to have you as my newest subscriber!  You can subscribe to my blog by clicking on the "Subscribe" icon at the top right side of my blog and entering your information.  Also "Follow" in the "Followers" section, which is in the right hand column of my blog.

Then, leave a SECOND comment here on MY BLOG telling me you're a subscriper and follower of my blog for a chance to win a SECOND prize package from my own Imaginisce stash!

Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Doodlebug Pumpkins Layout

If you're from the United States- it's Day-After-The-Election day.
Did you stay up late watching TV like we did?  We always do, it's fun, and nerve racking watching the red and blue states pop up one by one.

This week on the Doodlebug Blog we were asked to make Pumpkin Patch projects.
Only problem is... I couldn't for the life of me find my pumpkin patch photos of my kids!
I know they exist, and they're on my computer, but where they are I have no idea.

So... I did a pumpkin carving layout instead.

It's funny hearing comments from my international friends about pumpkin carving.
I can't imagine life without Halloween and pumpkin carving.
It's super fun.

I used the Haunted Manor collection, some Glimmer Mist (which failed, but oh well)
and some of Doodlebug's fun alphabet stickers.

Random paper placement, random jewel placement, random photo placement.
Layouts don't always have to make any sense.

Enjoy seeing more pumpkin-inspired projects all week on the Doodlebug Blog HERE.

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