Sunday, April 6, 2014


This is not a scrappy post, but I wanted to share some of Kinsey Grace's latest photos! They are done by O'Bryant Photography and she does such a wonderful job! I just had to share a few of them!!!

I love daffodils and this photo is just so pretty!!!

This one even shows her little teefies!!!

I love her expression in this one!

and this is just a favorite!!!

and this......well this is just priceless!!!!

We are so blessed to have her in our lives, she makes every day worth living and always makes us smile!!!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed seeing our sweet little Kinsey Grace!!!!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Couture Creations Damask Delight

I wanted to show how to create a layout using scraps. I had some pieces left from the Damask Delight paper that I wanted to use. The colors were perfect for our daughter's photo taken during the last week of her pregnancy! First, here is the completed page:

 I started out by choosing what I thought I wanted to use on the page.
In this photo you see a doily die, but I decided against using it on this page. But you see my paper pieces, my gemstones, my trusty precision tip tweezers and scissors.

First I decided to take my smaller scrap, which was a stripe pattern and cut several sizes of circles and one strip. I started laying out a basic pattern that I liked for the page. Once I liked the look, I used my Couture Creations double sided tape and adhered it to white cardstock. I took a green and blue marker that matched the paper and did some "faux stitching" around the larger pieces.

I wanted some blooms on the page, I'm a flower junkie, so I decided to just make some by hand. Very easy. You can use any of the floral nesting dies, but here I just used a container on my desk and traced the circles. I then cut 5 and 6 petal blooms by marking divider lines and handcutting.

I then took a blue ink and using my Couture Creations sponge dabbers inked the edges of the bloom layers. For this type bloom I cut 3 circles, 2 the same size and one a tad smaller.

I then layered and pinched them together. I crumbled each one up first and then carefully unfolded it, then attached the layers together. Then you can just play with the petals until you get the look that you like! I used the cut off part of a stem from a manufactured flower, the kind that have the twisted ends, you can fray it and it makes a great flower center!!!

I needed some accent blooms, so I just used a generic 5 petal punch and made 4 blooms. I placed a Couture Creations self adhesive pearl (moonlight) in the center of each. I layered 2 together for each little bloom.

I placed circles, and blooms in several places and added a few Couture Creations gemstones (seaspray) as accents!

Here is another close-up of the little cluster.

Here you see the larger bloom and the little ones around it.

Couture Creations Sponge dabbers
Couture Creations Double side tape

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Blue Fern Garden Page

I was lucky enough to win a collection of the new Blue Fern Garden papers, and let me just say that they are GORGEOUS!  They are some of my favorite papers ever. They are the style that I totally love, the florals, the colors, just stunning! This is my first layout using them.

I also used the Jeweled Trinkets chippies on this page. First I embossed them blue, pink and white and added matching pearls and gemstones.

Jeweled Trinkets

I added some Green Tara blooms and pearl flourishes as well. I love the blues and pinks in these papers!!!

 I fussy cut some pieces from the patterned paper to use as accents as well. On this one I added the little chippie on the end.

I used the negative space from the pink chippie over the title letters, which I embossed white and then inked around the edges with pink and blue. I cut the little butterfly from the paper too!

Here I cut out some of the words from the patterned paper to use on the side of my photo. I inked the edges of them slightly.

This page was so much fun. I can't wait to work on some more pages with these lucious papers!!! Thanks so much for stopping by, I really do appreciate it!!!! Have a beautiful and blessed day!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Palette up at The Color Room

I am so excited, there have been some changes at The Color Room, and it is now Heart & Soul Artists. Still The Color Room, but some new and exciting changes. With that being said, I am super thrilled to be a part of it. This is my page for the first palette, but you can see all of the design team's projects here.

We would love to have you join us for this challenge. Here is the palette:

and here is my page for the challenge. This is our sweet little Kinsey Grace! She is growing so fast, she is already 8 months old! Seems like she just got here!!!! She is the sweetest thing!

I used some Prima resin accents along with some Green Tara blooms. I added some little craft store sprays with pearls also.

Here you can see the beautiful die-cuts from Anna Griffin, Inc. along with Anna Griffin border stickers.

The chippie accents are ThreeBirds Designs. And the rings that you see are just stamped with the lids from some of my jars on my craft table! I just dipped them in Anna Griffin ink pads.

The journaling tag is where I used "junkmail" for the challenge. The tag is from a junk envelope! I just stamped around the edges. The pretty stamped images on the edges are also from Anna Griffin Inc.

This was a fun challenge, and I hope that you will play along! The colors are very Springy and after the snow we've had I am so ready for warm weather and Springtime!!!!

We would also love to invite you to "like" our Facebook page. You can keep up with us there too!

Products used on this page:
Three Birds Designs chippies
Kuretake Zig marker
Prima resin pieces
Green Tara blooms and lace
miscellaneous brads

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Just For You card!

Hi!  I have a sparkly card to share with you!!! Purple is my favorite color, so I decided to make the card purple! This is a card that I did for Couture Creations.

I chose my supplies, I used the Cheerful folder from the Elegance collection. I also used the Banner Nesting dies and the Ivy die from the Secret Treasures collection. I also chose a purple ink and cardstock. 

I started by inking the top half of the embossing folder with the purple ink. I used Close to My Heart ink. Make sure you ink it really well and cover it completely.

Once embossed this is how it looked. Trim off the excess from the edges.

Next, I took a really light, but shimmery ink pad and covered the entire piece.

Then covered it with WOW Ultra Shimmer embossing powder.

It's hard to see in the photo, but after embossing it has a really pretty shimmery look. This is my favorite embossing powder EVER!

Then I used my Couture Creations double sided tape to secure the piece to a card base made with purple cardstock. The CC tape works wonderfully for heavy pieces like this that tend to "curl" on the edges, it keeps it right in place.

This is the embossed piece adhered to the card base. The colors matched really well too! The cardstock is WorldWin ColorMates in Medium Lovely Lilac.

Then I cut two of the larger size banners from the Secret Tresures collection. The larger in the purple and the smaller in white. I outlined them with my purple Zig marker. I just hand wrote the title on the white one.

For the finishing touches I added a pretty purple bloom from Green Tara, cut 3 of the ivy leaves from the Secret Treasures collection and a pretty white ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon! It looks really pretty in person, the pictures don't really show the shimmery embossing. You can do this with any of the Couture Creations folders, there is such a wide array of really pretty patterns, suitable for any occasion card!

Thanks so much for visiting!

Supplies used:
Couture Creations
Secret Treasures Ivy die
Nesting dies Banners
Double sided tape
Elegance collection Cheerful embossing folder
WorldWin ColorMates Medium Lovely Lilac cardstock
Kuretake Zig Writer (purple marker)
Close to My Heart ink
WOW Embossing powder Neutral Ultra Shimmer
Green Tara bloom
Really Reasonable Ribbon (white sheer ribbon)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Gabbie Revisited!

If you're like me when you think of Anna Griffin, you think of florals, tapestry, old textile prints and elegance. But last year Anna had a collection that was a little different, it was called Gabbie. While is was different for Anna it was still one of my favorites and a breath of fresh air. I thought I would share some projects again, you can still purchase  Gabbie, and you can even buy it at the Superstore!

Here are a couple of layouts that I did.

and several cards. The colors and patterns are so much fun, and with all the snow and cold we've been having I was ready to see some happy and colorful pages and cards!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and if you want to play with some fun patterns and colors I urge you to give Gabbie a try!!!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Anna Griffin's "Grace" Collection

I wanted to share Anna's newest collection. It's called Grace, and it's available on HSN. The collection if bright, fun and versatile! The colors are happy and Spring themed. There are title stickers, floral stickers, beautiful die-cuts and more.

Below are a few pages that I did with the collection.

On this first one, you can see some of the fun and pretty die cuts. Lots of journal cards are included also. And some pretty gold accents.

On this one I added some grograin ribbon in pink and a couple of Anna's dies from one of her Cricut sets.

And on this one I used part of one of the pretty lazer cut papers included in the collection. I focused on the brighter colors in the collection for this one. You can see just how versatile the collection is!
This is one of my favorite collections from Anna, it's fun and has lots of pieces to play with. I think you will like it, especially if you live in the South like me and have been dealing with snow and are ready for a breath of Spring!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!