Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Documenting Milestones

A few months ago I hit the one year mark of my divorce. I was a little bummed out that day, then again, who wouldn't be? So I decided to document how things were going for us as our own new little family. It felt great to look back at all that I have accomplished and all the friends that I have made in such a short time. I am a much happier person nowadays which is how everyone should be. I live life to the fullest and make every day as fun as I can for my girls and myself.

Happy Wednesday!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Go Bold with GCD Studios

Today I would like to share my take on our "Go Bold with Patterned Paper" theme this month. If you are like me, some patterned papers may scare you just a little bit. I conquer my fear of bold patterned paper buy using small amounts of it on my layouts. Today I am going to over how I did exactly this with my "Beautiful Soul" layout.

Supplies: Paper: Funhouse, Antiquities, Border Sticker: Funhouse Candy Lace, Transparency: Soul Food Transparent Shapes,Word Sticker: Soul Food Word Stickers.

The striped background is actually the inner portion of the Main Attraction paper from Funhouse. By removing the "curtains" from this paper, it allowed me to create a unique shape for my background as well as add a nice bold pattern. To create the wings behind the picture, I cut out the wings from the One Sheet Wonderful paper from Antiquities. Then I added some Chipart stars that I painted with white crackle paint, some hand-stitching, and one of the border stickers to finish off my layout. There you have it. A simple use for bold patterened paper. Have an awesome day everyone!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bee's Knees

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today is a big day over at Noel Mignon. The new kit, "Bee's Knees" is up for sale! It is gorgeous! It's packed with items from American Crafts, G.C.D. Studios, Sassafras, BasicGrey, My Mind's Eye, and many more! What is even more awesome is that you can a free gift if you order the kit today, June 15th! So what are you waiting for? Run over to Noel Mignon and purchase you kit today!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Just My Style with GCD Studios

First off, let me profess my undying love for the Funhouse collection. It is one of my favorite collections from this season! I used papers from this collection to create my own spin on a "Circus" theme depicting the craziness of my girls' lives.

Supplies: Papers: Funhouse, Soul Food, Letters: Great Outdoors.

Do you ever wonder just what your scrapbooking style is? I often do. If I have to choose what to call my style, I would have to say it lies along the simplistic side with a little bit of shabby chic mixed in for good measure. Most of my layouts usually include a bit of fussy cutting, misting, muted colors, however I did not mist on this layout. Take a moment to look at your layouts, what style would you categorize yourself?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cut Loose

Sometimes you just have to ignore all the worries in life and have a little fun. One night the girls were constantly fighting and bickering back and forth. One had a toy the other wanted. One was not sharing and hitting the other. Yelling and screaming echoed in the house and that was the last straw for me. It was time to remedy this situation.

I filled up the tub and gave the girls a bath. We did crazy shampoo hairstyles and splashed water all over the bathroom. After bath time, they put their pjs on and we danced to some music in the living room. We made silly faces, rolled around the floor, and was just plain carefree for a couple of hours. Sometimes that is all that is needed to turn an ugly situation into a happy one.

Happy creating!