Guest Designing at Ruby Rock-It

What a treat to be back guest designing on the Ruby Rock-It Blog today! I had the pleasure of playing with their Carnival Queen collection back in May and was happy to have the chance to work with them again … this time with the beautiful At Last Collection. Ruby Rock-It even sent an extra At Last collection for me to give away to one of my readers! So nice! So … if you would like a chance to win this collection, please leave a comment on this blog post by Friday, October 25th, 2013. I will announce the winner on Saturday, October 26th. (Due to shipping costs, the winner will need to be within the contiguous United States. Thanks for understanding!)


Even though this collection is clearly meant to scrapbook wedding/anniversary, I have a household that includes three daughters and knew that the soft colors and glittery accents would be perfect for scrapping my girls. Even the papers shimmer, as they are printed on a pearlescent paper. Swoon! Here is what I made.


I had a lot of fun with the sliver glittery accents on this page. (I really wish my photos would do it the justice it deserves!) This page is all about my daughter and her first eye appointment where she got to try on all kinds of new frames. I arranged them together in a row and then underscored them with the white and silver glitter banner border piece.


Want to know the coolest thing about all the die cuts in this collection? If one side of the die cut doesn’t work, you simply flip it over for another color choice. The butterfly on this page is gold foil on one side and printed gray and white on the other. I used the gray side. :)





I love the fun and flirty patterns in this collection. For this page, I began wanting to accent my photo with those two cute feather die cuts. I tied them together with string and then looked for patterned papers to go with my photo. I settled on this darling heart print and the pink damask!

At the top of the page I used sections cut from three of the border strips. The dictionary print border, the hot air balloon border, and the clothespin frame border. I added a punched heart to the clothespin frame on a pop dot for more dimension.


Behind the layers, I tried out my new Teresa Collins eBosser for the first time with it’s HUGE embossing folders. FUN! I embossed a piece of white vellum with the starburst pattern for subtle texture.

At the top left corner of the photo, I cut out a banner shape from one of the cut apart cards and layered several die cuts together in a cluster. The gold foil is so pretty!


Here’s a closer look at the feathers, a frame die cut, and more punched heart. I just love how it all came together!



Finally, I couldn’t resist putting together a simple wedding card. How cute are these little bride and groom die cuts?! They were begging to be layered together! … Happily ever after … Always and Forever! The sentiment was cut from a patterned paper sheet with TONS of phrases that would be perfect for cards and labeling photos in a wedding book. I sure could have used those when I was putting together my wedding book a million years ago! ;)


Thank you again to Ruby Rock-It and Erin for inviting me to design with the At Last collection! I had a blast! Be sure to stop by the Ruby Rock-It blog and check out what the other design team members have been creating. And don’t forget … leave a comment on this blog post by Friday for your chance to win and play with the new At Last collection!

Happy scrapping!


Guest Designing at Bella Blvd.

First of all, let me just give you all a group hug and tell you how much I appreciate your kind comments about my grandparents on the last post. Your words of kindness gave me so much comfort. I needed it and you made me feel so much better. Thank you! The funeral was very sweet. It was a wonderful time to reflect about what is really important in this life and gave me a much better appreciation for the simple things … family, friends, my relationship with my Heavenly Father, and the beauty of living in this world. My favorite part was looking through all the pictures of my grandparents throughout their lives. It made me feel closer to them. My heart is full. :D


Today I am the October Guest Designer on the Bella Blvd. Blog! I just love their bright, happy patterns and had a blast playing with the new collections they sent to me. Here is what I made. For a more detailed description of each project, be sure to visit my post on the Bella Blvd. blog.


featuring the Bella Blvd. Trick or Treat collection









featuring the Bella Blvd. Trick or Treat Collection


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featuring the Bella Blvd. Daily Chevies collection






featuring the Bella Blvd. Playdate collection (with a little Daily Chevies thrown in)







THANK YOU to Stephanie and Laura for having me today. They are some of the nicest people I have ever met in this industry and I always feel so lucky when they ask me to create a few projects. Be sure to pop on over and say hello!


Guest Blogging at Ruby Rock-It and a GIVEAWAY!

Happy Wednesday! Today I am the Guest Blogger over on the Ruby Rock-It Blog. When they contacted me and asked me if I would like to create some projects with their Carnival Queen collection I was completely delighted! I have had my eye on this collection ever since I saw sneak peek pictures upon it’s announcement. I just love the happy colors and fun circus-inspired icons and phrases. I started playing and came up with three layouts to share with you today.

This first page features my tired kids after their school’s Field Day last year. It is a day full of splashing, treats, and fun with their friends, which I think the carvinal accents were PERFECT for! I layered together several strips of patterned paper and border elements along the top and bottom of the page and then added some rhinestones from my stash for a bit of sparkle. (The photo looks a little on the purple/blue side, but I promise it’s not like that in real life. :)  )




This page is all about my teen. She served on student government last year and for the last school dance she wanted to get people really excited to come. My husband and her came up with the idea to make interactive posters with the “Party Rock” Anthem hamster song. LOL! Each poster had a different interactive element that you would lift and then music would start playing. They used the musical elements found in greeting cards to make this happen. It was so funny! I thought the junior high kids would tear them apart, but they actually left them intact and got a big kick out of them.

I used the plaid, stripes and star elements from this collection for a funky feel. I love the gold foil on some of the paper elements!



For even more texture I added aqua microbeads to my title letters and a punched heart placed in the center of the camera die cut.


This last page is a page redo of a picture of my kids meeting Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at Disneyland last year. I just didn’t like the colors I had used on my previous page. I have been waiting for a collection that would inspire me to play with that photo again (it’s a bit dark and has TONS of color … so it’s a difficult one) and the Carnival Queen collection was it! The colors coordinate wonderfully with Rapunzel’s artwork in the background. I used some of the 4″ x 6″ cards for my title and journaling spot, and then layered together the flower die cuts with the dimensional accordion medallions for the flower centers for a girly feel. Finally, a pre-stitched garland adorns the bottom of my design.



Ruby Rock-It has been so wonderful to work with and they have generously offered a GIVEAWAY of the Carnival King collection for one of my blog readers! Please leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, Thursday, May 30th, 2013. I will randomly select a name and announce that winner here on my blog on Friday, May 31st. Good luck!


Guest Blogging at PaperHaus Magazine

Hi Friends! I’m guest blogging over at The PaperHaus Magazine today! For my project, I decided to do an overhaul of one of my pages. I realize that when a casual viewer looks at the first page it doesn’t look like it needed redoing at all, but to me, the selections I made with the papers, embellishments, etc. just weren’t representative of the memory I was trying to scrap … our favorite ride at Disneyland, Pirates of the Caribbean. On this particular trip, it also rained the entire time. It wasn’t a miserable situation, but it was definitely mellow. So I decided to remake this page with those thoughts in mind.


To read more about my thoughts creating this page, be sure to check out my post on The PaperHaus Magazine blog.

Have a great weekend!