Thursday, June 27, 2013

Glitz Design June Blog Hop

 Hey all!  Welcome to the Glitz Design June Blog Hop!  We are featuring the "Sunshine In My Soul" collection today!

I have created a digital layout for you today using the "Sunshine In My Soul" digital kits (which are ON SALE right now!!) available at JessicaSprague.com!!  Here is what I came up with!
This was the photo we put on our Christmas card last year!  Our pups are REALLY hard to get to look at the camera.  The yorkie hates my big black camera, and my cocker spaniel has the attention span of a gnat.  So- we get things done as quickly as possible.  As you can see, my sweet little yorkie was also in dire need of a haircut, so you can't even see his eyes.  Ha!  Folks...this is what I like to call "real life".  There is nothing perfect about my life, & our family photo proves that.  :)

Along with the SIMS digital kit, I also used a Designer Digitals template, Design House Digital sequins, & the Rhonna Farrer doily. 

I know that I can't wait to see what the rest of the Glitz designers have done!  Here is the blog hop link list:

Jaime Warren – http://jaimewarren.typepad.com/
Karine Cazenave – http://karinecazenave.typepad.com/
Karola Witczak – http://www.karolakraftuje.blogspot.com/
Lea Lawson – http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/
Leica Forrest -
http://www.10-4livingoutloud.typepad.com/
Lisa Andrews – http://lisaandrews.blogspot.com/
Magda Mizera – http://www.magdamizera.blogspot.com/
Marie Ramirez - http://www.absosweetmarie.blogspot.com/
Mou Saha – http://collagecollagecollage.blogspot.com/
Noel Culbertson – http://paperpassionpixels.blogspot.com/
Stephanie Bryan – http://www.stephaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Glitz Design Blog – http://glitzitnow.com/blog/


Leave only one comment on each blog please!  One lucky winner from all of the blogs will be announced on the Glitz Design blog this coming Sunday, and will win a Sunshine In My Soul prize package!! 

Happy hopping, & best of luck! 

Until later,
~L.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

ME Stamp Highlight: Water Blooms & Be You

Hey there, all!  Sorry for the lack of posting...I've had a whole lot going on in my life right now, and am recovering from some medical stuff.  No worries...I am just fine, but it threw a "wrench in my schedule" so to speak.  I'm on the mend though, and that is the important part.

Today I have a couple cards to share for you using the newly released Mama Elephant stamps.  I'm a little behind on the posting schedule with ME, so I am going to show two today & two tomorrow to catch up.  First, I have a card using the new "Water Blooms" set, partnered with the older "Good Times" set.
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from oatmeal cardstock, then round the bottom corners.
2. Layer two journal cards to the bottom of the card at an angle.
3. Tie twine around the seam, then finish with a double bow.
4. Stamp the custom sentiment to the bottom of the card.
5. Accent with three buttons, two of which that are threaded with twine.

Challenges:
-CASual Fridays #105 - Maps
-Runways Inspired #38 - Photo Inspiration
-Word Art Wednesday #85 - Anything Goes

Up next is a card using the new "Be You" stamp set, which is great for Project Life, but also for some fabulous cards!
Instructions:
1. Make A2 card from red cardstock.
2. Layer the front with a summer themed folder tab.
3. Add the journal card to the front, then wrap baker's twine around the top of it.
4. Stamp the banners to cardstock, cut out & adhere below the bow.
5. Stamp the heart arrow & the rest of the sentiment to the front of the journal card.
6. Accent the journal card with jewels, then add a printed vellum strip to the top to finish.

Challenges:
-Stamp & Create June - Summer
-The Paper Players #150 - Bling

That is all I have to share with you for today!  I hope that you are all having a lovely time crafting these days, and my hope is that I will be back to normal very soon!  Thanks for sticking with me!

Until later,
~L.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Guest Designer on Shimelle.com

Hey everyone!!  I know...it's been like, forever.  So sorry about that...I have just had a lot going on in my life right now.  I think I am going to be able to sit down at my craft desk and create today & tomorrow...so yay!!  I will be back soon with more projects!

Until then though, I wanted to share that I am up on Shimelle.com as the guest blogger today!!  Here is a little peek at one of my projects!!
I wrote up a little article on digital scrapbooking, and using your digital product on traditional paper projects, as well as digital layouts! 

Head on over to Shimelle.com to check it out!!  I hope that you like what you see!  Have a great Tuesday!

Until later,
~L.