Saturday, February 26, 2011

Photo Splits

Have you seen the new photo splits by Molly DeCrow??

They are gorgeous! I love rounded corners! :) I decided to use them for a P365 spread, and they worked beautifully!

Photo Splits - Doubles by DeCrow Designs
Eastern Whispers by DeCrow Designs
Alpha from de*light by DeCrow Designs
Alpha (recolored) from Passion Fruit Bundle - Designs by Kat and DeCrow Designs
Rabbit from Easter Salutations by Studio Tangie and Britt-ish Designs
Font: CK Noah

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gallery Spotlight at Weeds&Wildflowers

I was picked for gallery spotlight at Weeds & Wildflowers! You can see a couple of LOs I made for the interview on the W&W blog. ;)

I had fun making these pages! :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I'm taking a short break in an extraordinarily busy work week to show you Molly DeCrow's latest kit, because - true to its name - it is absolutely delightful and you don't want to miss it!

There's also a beautiful coordinating pack of word art and little bits:

Both are 20% off right now, but if you purchase the kit you get the extras for free!! So don' miss them! Here's what I scrapped so far:

Oh So Pretty

Every time we go to the mall, I stop by the Anthropologie store. More often than not, some pretties come home with me!

de*light kit and word art and extras by DeCrow Designs
Fonts: Firefly Castle, SS Whimsy

This kit is absolutely gorgeous and there are so many fantastic elements I wanted to keep adding them to my page! I will certainly scrap more pages with this kit because I am totally in love. (BTW, 2/2 of my Anthropologie purchases have been scrapped with Molly's designs. Coincidence? ;) )

Monday, February 14, 2011

Playing Catch Up

No news here, I'm behind on my P365. ;) But this year I'm going to keep at it. It's too important to me to document these little things! I am 2 weeks behind now. I think this new idea of keeping in multiple pictures per day is making it really time consuming to edit and fit in all the pictures. But I do like to have many pictures to tell the story, so I'll try to keep doing it. :)

Background paper from Whimsicality by Jenn Barrette
Snowflakes and chilly wordart from Feeling Frosty (retired) by Jenn Barrette
Chocolate wordart from Snipettes: Easter by Sahlin Studio
Poinsettia from Hustle and Bustle by Britt-ish Designs
Spoon from Breezy Holiday by Britt-ish Designs
Goose epoxy, newspaper hearts, typewriter, alpha and wordart from Silly Girl by Jenn Barrette and Valorie Wibbens
Penguin from Say It Ain't Snow by Erica Zane
Red heart from Robot Love by Jenn Barrette and Jenna Desai
Crocheted potato from 5 a day by Erica Zane
Flowers from Early Bird by Erica Zane
Font: CK Noah

Having many pictures and a ton of journaling makes it really hard to be creative on the design, though.

Best Birthday Ever by Jenn Barrette
2 Cute Alpha by Penny Springmann
Font: CK Noah

But I really like how page 2 of my Week 5 turned out. :) Oh, and have you noticed another rule I've decided to break? I am including pictures not by me this year, so I finally get to end up in the P365 book. ;)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Early Valentine Celebration

Since I will be busy all day at work on Monday with a visitor, DH and I decided to have our Valentine Day celebration 2 days early. Actually, I pushed strongly for it because I couldn't wait to exchange gifts! :) So I gave DH his Week 7 card today: a Valentine!

P52 Cards - Week 7

You can see the Week 7 card here. :) Happy Valentine's Day/Weekend!

Friday, February 11, 2011

I'll Love You Forever

So.... have you seen the amazing baby collection Sahlin Studio has out today??

Let me show you the kit up close:

Isn't it just adorable?! I don't have kids, but this collection was just too pretty, so I made me some cards. ;) I made them all in one night, I was on a roll! (and of course all the bits fit nicely on one sheet of paper... you know me! ;) ) First off, a couple of mini cards that will go great to go along a shower gift:

It's a Boy / Girl cards

Then there's this card. I am so in love with that teddy bear, it's the cutest ever! I can totally see using this to make a pretty wall art for a nursery!

Love You Forever card
Finally, I made a simple love card. I totally see this collection working great to scrap LOs even for kid-less people like me!

I WIll Love You Forever card

I am going to try to add some gold glitter to this over the flourish, but didn't have time during the week. Glitter can get messy and I didn't want to risk a major spill on the kitchen table! ;)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cold Winter

This has been a very cold winter so far. I don't mind, because the cold doesn't bother me nearly as much as heat, and I love snow, but it has been pretty cold. The coldest since we've been living here. So I had to make a page. :)

They Lied to Us

Scrap Like Me vol. 1 by Jenn Barrette
Bundle Up by Kate Hadfield and SMJ Designs
Alpha from Capture the Moment by Kate Hadfield and Designs by Lili
Font: Century Gothic

Have a nice day!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Roll, Roll, Roll...

The number of paper scrapbooking blogs in my blog roll is steadily increasing, and I find myself drawing more and more inspiration from traditional scrapbooking. This week I was really inspired by this layout by Jen Jockish. So when I saw Jenn Barrette's new release I immediately knew what to do with it.

This paper pack is a basic must-have for digital scrapbookers. But guess what? It is great for hybrid too. Check it out!

Card Roll 1

Inspired by Roly Poly by Jen Jockish

All by Jenn Barrette:
20 Questions collab with Lauren Grier and Shawna Clingerman, Perfectly Krafty, Cuppy Cake Love, Doctor, Doctor collab with Pink Reptile Designs, Good Mother, New Year New Me, Perfectly Krafty, Pieces of You, Shabby Sweetheart collab with ScrapKitchen Designs, Silly Girl collab with Valorie Wibbens, Whimsicality

Rolling the paper was quite fun, and therapeutic too. I thought a bit while I was doing it and it did me good! :) Paper is probably my favorite part of digital kits, and I just loved picking out all the pretty papers I used for this card!

Card Roll 1

ETA 2/23: I got a Hybrid Gallery Standout at Sweet Shoppe Designs for this card! ;)

I started out by making this card, using about a gazillion pretty papers from several of Jenn's kits. And then I liked it so much that I went back and made another one just using all the pretty colors in the kraft paper pack.

Card Roll 2

Inspired by Roly Poly by Jen Jockish

Perfectly Krafty by Jenn Barrette

I will write a sentiment on the card, but since I'm not particularly fond of my handwriting, I didn't want to risk spoiling it, so I took pictures before that. :)

Card Roll 2


ETA: I got a gallery standout at Me So Scrappy for this card.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cuppy Cake Love

A couple of years I got into making cupcakes. I made only three batches after I lost interest (I'm very proud of how my cupcakes turned out, but making them is quite a bit of work, and I'd rather spend time paper crafting. :) ) So when I saw Jenn Barrette's contribution to the February BYOC (Build Your Own Collab) at The Lily Pad, I knew just what I'd use it for.

Isn't this mini kit just adorable? So I made an adorable album about the cupcakes I made.

Cupcake Album

Cuppy Cake Love by Jenn Barrette
Alpha from Best Birthday Ever by Jenn Barrette

I used stickles to add sparkle and glossy accents for the title.

Cupcake Album 1

Beads to make sprinkles.


I colored some white flowers by Prima with worn lipstick distress ink (same color I used to ink all the edges).

Cupcake Album 3

A mix of digital flowers and real flowers. The ribbon from the kit is so cute!

Cupcake Album 4

Sooooo pretty! ;)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Project 52 Cards

We're a few weeks into the new year, and I feel it is safe for me to share one of the resolutions I made for 2011. This didn't start out as a resolution, rather as a "wouldn't it be nice if...", but now I want to commit to doing it because I think it's really cool. :) So, welcome to my Project 52 Cards! This year I will give to DH 52 cards, one per week. Here is a recap of the first 6 weeks.


See the Week 1 card here.


See the Week 2 card here.


See the Week 3 card here.


See the Week 4 card here.


See the Week 5 card here.


See the Week 6 card here.

And yeah, in case you were wondering, I just took the 1-5 pictures today. From now on, I will be taking them right when he opens the card. :) Off to work on a card for next week! ;)

Happy Chinese New Year!

Last night DH and I celebrated Chinese New Year's eve. I made him cook a nice Chinese dinner: I don't know how authentic it was, but I can testify it was absolutely delicious! This is the year of the rabbit, and I'm very happy because I am very fond of bunnies. Here's the card I made to celebrate the year of the rabbit:

Happy New Chinese Year card

Happy New Chinese Year card

Sheng Xiao by ViVa Artistry

A very quick, print only card, but cute!

ETA: well, guess what?!! I got a GSO with this one!! Yipeeee! :)

Mad 4 You

Mari Koegelenberg has a new kit out today. It's a collab with Elise's Pieces and it's totally adorable!

It's also 20% off right now! I fell in love with this math doodled paper, and with the pretty robots!


Is it weird that we sometimes email or skye each other from one room to the next? :)

Mad 4 You by Mari Koegelenberg Creations and Elise's Pieces
Font: Firefly Castle

And check out that lamp/heart doodled paper! Sweeeet!