Monday, December 23, 2013

{paper issues - shiny and new!}

Today I'm sharing a layout for the newest issue at Paper Issues - it's all about Shiny and New! I used the new SC Printshop collection on this layout, as well as some sequins.

Here's the sketch I based my layout on.


Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

{citrus twist blog hop!}

Hey guys! Welcome to the Citrus Twist Christmas blog hop! Today I'm going to be sharing a couple of Christmas photo ideas with you. If you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of blogs:

Kasia 
Sam
Jen 
Jennifer you are here!
Angie 
Amélie 
Sandy 
Citrus Twist

Christmas is definitely one of my favorite times of year to photograph.

35mm lens, f2.8, ISO500, 1/125

The other day my daughter (4) and I made some sugar cookies. I was not feeling too domestic at the moment so we used some storebought dough. I basically let her do everything so we ended up with some really sprinkled cookies and I wanted to capture that close up.

35mm, f3.5, ISO500, 1/40

I love taking detail shots of ornaments on the tree. This is my son's keepsake ornament this year.

35mm, f4, ISO900, 1/30

I wanted to get some closeups of my son (16 mos) with the Christmas lights. I did this early in the morning when there wasn't much actual light so I could get that nice glow. I snapped away and used RadLab to convert to black and white.

35mm, f4, ISO800, 1/30

Be sure to grab those pictures of your kiddos all dressed up by the tree!

35mm, f4.5, ISO500, 1/30

I also snapped a few photos of my daughter quickly one weekend as she was going out to play in the snow. As you can see she wasn't looking at me because she was so excited to go play!

Thanks so much for hopping with us today. Please follow along with the hop and when you are done commenting, head back to the Citrus Twist blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win a Christmas Daily kit!

Now that is one awesome prize!


Thursday, December 12, 2013

{december duos winner!}

And the winner is......

Blogger orange gearle said...
PIck me! Pick me! Maybe this will actually help me finish a December Album this year!!!! :-)
11/29/2013 9:06 AM

Congrats!! I will be emailing you shortly! :)
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{elle's studio december kit}

Hey guys! Tonight I'm sharing a post with my projects for December's kit from Elle's Studio. I loved this kit!! It was perfect for a Christmas layout and some December Daily pages.

I used some of the Noel vellum over dark cardstock for my background. I used pieces from the kit as well as the awesome cut files this month!

The cut files also come in PNG format so you can use them on your photos too.


 I used the stars as cut files and cut out some white cardstock.

Next I decided to do some foundation pages for my December Daily. I did days 14 and 15 which are coming up rather quickly! Time is flying.




Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to grab your kit before they are gone :)




Friday, December 6, 2013

{creative team at citrus twist kits}

I am excited to share that I will be joining the Creative Team at Citrus Twist kits starting in January! If you haven't checked them out, they have monthly scrapbooking and pocket life kits. I am really excited to get started!

Check out the blog to see the other designers that will be joining me. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

{elle's studio - joy layout}

Today on the Elle's Studio blog I'm sharing a layout with the Noel collection. I ran a piece of 12x12 vellum through my cameo and cut the snowflakes, then added it to a piece of green patterned paper from the collection.

I also used some of the beautiful new wood veneer.

And some gold glitter cardstock for my title.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

{PL with bella blvd}

Today on the Bella Blvd blog I'm sharing a Project Life spread as well as a video.







Thanks for stopping by!

{december daily 2013}

It's that time again! This year I am super excited to be partnering with Lisa Wilkinson and Pretty Little Studio for my December album. I am using the Woodland Christmas kit as well as products from Studio Calico.

I will share a few photos of my foundation pages. Enjoy!








Thursday, November 28, 2013

{bpc december duos class giveaway!}

Today I have a class to give away! My friend Angie Gutshall is a contributor for the 12 Days of Christmas: December Duos class that begins December 12th at Big Picture Classes.

Document Your Holiday in a Delightfully Fun and New Way
starts 12/12/2013 ::  $24.00

About the Class
The "December Duos" concept is easy, stress-free, and inspiring. Every day for the twelve days leading up to Christmas Day, two of our twelve instructors will share a scrapbook layout, video message, and a page prompt in the form of a duo ("warm & cold," "give & receive," "near & far"). That's a total of two-dozen inspiring ideas!

You can follow the instructor's lead or march in your own direction as you snap your photos for the day. Then, after printing our fabulously free journaling cards and title cards, you'll either slip the cards and your photos into a Project Life mini album from American Crafts or use them on a traditional (or digital) scrapbook page.

12 Days of Christmas: December Duos makes it easy to capture all of your most important holiday moments—in a festive new format—while keeping up with all the parties, presents, and pageants that make the holiday season magical.

 
Please leave a comment telling me how you're planning on documenting your Holiday season this year. I will draw a winner on Monday evening 12/2.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

{december daily 2013}

Well it's that time again! Time for December Daily. I just finished my album from last year and decided to jump right in to building a kit and starting fresh. I am using supplies from my stash as well as kits from Pretty Little Studio and Studio Calico.

Here's a peek at my title page. I used a transparency from Allison Kreft as well as my kits and some vintage sheet music.


You can watch a video of my kit here:

I will be making a few more videos of my foundation pages as they are completed.

 Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

{glitz design projects}

Tonight I'm sharing some layouts made with Glitz Design collections. This first layout was created with the Hello December line. I decided to use vellum over the red striped paper to tone it down a bit, and thought that adding sequins to make a large pocket would be fun!

I used several layers of patterned paper under my photo along with a large die cut title and some wood veneer that I cut using my Cameo and the Finnley deer head cut.

I also made a double page Project Life style spread using the Wild & Free collection which was perfect for some summer photos.





I used the 4x6 map card to make a line with some string and brads since I had relatives in town from Seattle.

I also created a 12x12 layout with the Wild & Free collection about my son's first steps. I wanted to add lots of arrows to draw your eye around the page and mimic the feeling of him being "on the go".

I also did some paper piecing with chevrons and my sewing machine.

Thanks so much for stopping by tonight!