Monday, May 18, 2015

Scrapbook Circle's 9th Anniversary | Hop

It's May, which means we are celebrating Scrapbook Circle's 9th Anniversary! So this week we are hosting a blog hop with our design team members. Hop along from blog to blog to see some of the fun things we have created with the May Hello Sunshine Kit.

If you found me first, the hop starts at the Scrapbook Circle blog. Leave comments along the way while visiting our team members' blogs. Each comment will get you one entry into a random drawing where we will be giving away 5 May Hello Sunshine Kits.

You should have come to my blog from Jamie Leija.

Here is what I made for this week's 9th anniversary celebration.

Your next stop on the hop is Tessa Buys.

Commenting closes at midnight (PST) on May 21. We will post the winners on the Scrapbook Circle blog on May 22.

Thank you all for hoping along with us!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Scrapbook Circle instaHop | iNSD 2015

The gals at Scrapbook Circle are having an interNational Scrapbooking Day Instagram hop this weekend. Make sure to stop at all of their Instagram accounts and leave a comment. Five commenters on Instagram will be chosen to win Scrapbook Circle kits. 

You can start at the Scrapbook Circle Instagram page and find all of the pages along the way.

This is the page I made for the instaHop. I used the Hello Sunshine May kit to make my page.

All of these fab colors are really making me happy for the warmer weather. Especially for this boy and his baseball team.

I hope you'll get a chance to hop along with Instagram accounts. If you don't have time for them all, swing by my Instagram feed and leave a quick comment on mine so you have a chance to win. 

Happy iNSD!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Sketch Challenge | Scrapbook Circle

Earlier this month, I posted this new sketch to the Scrapbook Circle blog. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, you still have a few more days to play along. There is a fun prize from Authentique for this month. 

I'm a little late to the reveal party, but it is the start of baseball season for my family and we have been quite busy getting ready.

We kicked off the year with an out-of-state tournament in March. The boys did amazing and finished in second place. Not too shabby! They did well, and now have an indoor winter tournament under their belts.

I love the gold accents that are in the April kit. I added some extra gold splatters in the background to help bring in the overall gold design. 

I hope you have a chance to play along — you have until end of day on Wednesday and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Scrapbook Circle | Paper Issues Challenge

Scrapbook Circle has partnered up with Paper Issues for the latest Issue challenge at PI. You can win the March kit from Scrapbook Circle by playing along with the following prompt: Prints Charming's Beautiful Papers.

I played along using my April kit from Scrapbook Circle, which is chock full of amazing pattern papers. And of course, I included my little prince in the layout. 

In case the title of my page is throwing you off (lol), we decorated our Easter eggs this year to look like Minions. They took a little bit to dry between colors and then dry again to be able to put the googly eyes on. The boy was doing his math packet that was assigned for his spring break, so he kept taking turns between doing a problem and drawing the Minion faces on the eggs. 

If you have a chance, link up over on Paper Issues to play along and have a chance to win the kit from Scrapbook Circle. 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

What's New Wednesday | Bella Blvd

This is where the big, wet tears start to fall on my screen. This is my last project for the Bella Blvd team. I loved being a part of such a wonderful and amazing group. I'm looking forward to just sitting back and taking in all of the eye candy that the next team will be bringing us. 

I used a lot of Color Chaos for this layout. The Invisibles and pattern papers in this collection are just amazing. I have to admit that I was trying to save all of the scraps that I could. I kept saying to myself that every little piece can be useful — and for this collection that is so true.

I also used the Enamel DooDads and Dots on this page. I put them everywhere I could think to put them, including in the sticker lettering. 

Supplies: Color Chaos (Invisibles: Referee Invisibles), (Pattern paper: Bell Pepper Strandz, Color Chaos Daily Details, Words of Wisdom), Treasures & Text, Trinkets. Enamel DooDads: Ice. Enamel Dots: Mike White

Thanks for stopping by to see my last Bella Blvd project.

Friday, March 13, 2015

March sketch | Scrapbook Circle

Today I shared a new sketch challenge on the Scrapbook Circle blog. If you play along, there is a Pinkfresh Studio prize pack up for grabs. Check out the blog to get the details and to play along.

I made this page using the March Here's the Story kit and this month's sketch. 

How fun is that "hello" plastic word? I wish I had a few more!

I added faux stitching to a lot of this layout. I was in a doodling mood.

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us. Stop by the Scrapbook Circle blog to see what the other ladies made to inspire you.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Easter basket | Bella Blvd

Easter is one of the cutest holidays. Everything is tiny — little pieces of candy, cute baby animals, and our little ones running like crazy kiddos looking for that last egg filled with jelly beans. 

Today Bella Blvd is looking at mixed media and altered projects, so I made this Easter basket using the Simply Spring collection and Color Chaos Clear Cuts. 

I added two treat containers with critter likenesses to my basket. The Simply Spring collection is just too cute — and perfect for making little gift bags, tags or cards for the Easter holiday.

The Clear Cuts overlays are perfect for making a unique basket. Make sure to throw in some grass and candy!

This idea would make a great hostess gift or basket for a wee little one who isn't expecting the overflowing chocolate goodness.

Supplies | Basket: Color Chaos: Clear Cuts (Pepper Confetti Clear Cut, Peep Confetti Clear Cut). Bunny Bag: Simply Spring (Pattern paper: Hippity Hop). Chick Container: Campout (Pattern paper: Campout Daily Details).

Thanks for stopping by here today to see my Easter project for Bella Blvd. Make sure to head over to their blog to see what the other gals made.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Cards | Bella Blvd

Today on the Bella Blvd blog I am sharing these two cards using the new collections. 

Clear Cuts Overlays are a great way to add dimension and pop to any project — especially a card. Going with the dots theme from the overlays, I also used the Color Chaos Whatnots Chipboard to add another fun layer to the card.

Supplies: Color Chaos: Whatnots Chipboard, Clear Cuts (Metallic Gold Confetti), Treasures & Text Stickers 

What an uplifting image! Who wouldn't want to get a parachuting hedgehog on a card?! I couldn't help but use this 4x6 card as the main image on a card.

Supplies: Simply Spring (Pattern paper: Simply Spring Daily Details), Treasures & Text stickers 

Thanks for stopping to see my cards today. Make sure to visit the Bella Blvd blog for more inspiration.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Card sketch | Bella Blvd

Some of the gals on the Bella Blvd team have made cards using this sketch. These are the two cards I made using Star Student and Simply Spring from the new collections just released.


Sometimes a pat on the back just won't do! Surprise your little champ with a card in their lunch box or book bag for a job well done. I flipped the sketch on its side for this card.

Supplies: Star Student (Pattern paper: Star Student Borders, Geek Chic), Treasures & Text 

This card is more like the sketch than the first one, but I swapped out the pennant for the little picture squares. Little enamel dots help finish off the border.

Supplies: Simply Spring (Pattern paper: Spring Patchwork, Simply Spring Daily Details), Treasures & Text; Enamel Dots (Milk White) 

Stop by the Bella Blvd blog to see what the other gals made!