Friday, October 31, 2014

Card Friday

So so in love with the color combinations of this card set.  Its fantastic, unexpected and just fun.

This set had a lot of unexpected little details in it...the wood sentiments, the tickets, the hang tags...

As I go, with my card kit exploration, I learn little details that make a huge those enamel stars and rounded corners...

The other fantastic thing is the reusability of the card "templates" that are in this one.

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Happy Thursday, everyone!!!

I'm bringing you the story behind my final ENERGY layout for this month over on SFTIO!

Come on over and find out how I got WAY out of my comfort zone with the ENERGY emotion.

Peace, ya'll!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Fashion Sense

There is no doubt that Mr. Noah has his own sense of style. He likes to pick out his own clothes and shoes and has quite a lot of insistence if you ask him to change. 

When he got these flip flops, he just was thrilled that they went on his feet and that he could get them on himself. 

Of course, when he was asked to put on shoes to keep his feet warm, he took his usual liberty with our instructions:

The greatest thing about these shots is that he is so obviously proud of his choices in this matter...

He is quite certain he has a winner with this fashion sense. 

Peace, ya'll!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Quiet I'm Working

This layout began with a sketch from Shimelle: (I lover her sketches as starting points! She leaves me lots of room to work)

I strayed not one little bit from the sketch with this one...Its just such a great sketch and I had just the right photos, so I just stuck with it.

Its hilarious to me that Mr. Noah had such an affinity for the computer...he looks like he really knows what he was doing.

I had a little fun with some kink and mist...but every other thing came out of the Echo Park Note to Self collection pack...

Sometimes keeping the creation supplies simple works out perfectly!!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Card Friday

You know, my photos of the kit that these cards are made from just don't do their cuteness justice.

How amazing is that bicycle paper?  Its so adorabale!!

Now this card is interesting, because just the left half opens up. the portion with the feather paper is the "inside' of the card...very clever.

I will admit I have a deep weakness for ledger papers...and the mix of this ledger and the bicycle and the red dots just makes me HAPPY!!

Again, there is a bit of faux stitching on it!

Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sing Sing Sing

Is there anything you do in your life that just leaves you feeling jazzed, unable to sleep, completely like you could lift up a small car and carry it around the block?

For me, that is singing. 

I'm sharing all about it and this super pink, and energizing layout over on SFTIO today!!!

Come and have a look at my most energizing thing!

Peace, ya'll!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

All In a Row

In my house, there is no doubt that there are boys...there are cars everywhere.

What can sometimes be odd is coming into the a room to find all those cars neatly parked on their "parking spaces" in a beautiful arc. 

I just know somebody has been at work!

This is the sort of memory that I know will be fleeting. Some day, they won't do this any longer...and while I have hurt my feet on such displays- and getting them to clean them up when its time is an act of Congress - I wouldn't trade these moments for anything

The My Minds Eye paper in this one was just amazing, because I was able to use both sides - plus the cars all in neat little rows were PERFECT.

The circle punches are raised a bit with dimensional adhesive and there are some mist splatters and brown edges...

This is an extremely simple layout, but it tells exactly the story that I hoped to tell and saves the memory in a way that makes it a memorable story.

And that is the point, right?

Peace, ya'll

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mighty Machines

I suspect that  a large portion of my projects could be subtitled "I love B sides" 

Because I do. 

It could also be subtitled "I use old products when they are appropriate" 

Because I do that too!

My little man loves mighty machines - tractors and dump trucks and front loaders...(Oh My!)

I got down on my belly to get this shot of him sitting peacefully with his yellow machine, all tied up in a row...and the one shot was so perfect and so precious that I had to use it all by itself. 

I just don't want anything but the journaling and the photo to be the focus of this one, so I kept it simple...

A little ink and some embellishments from my various stashes of buttons, flair and brads...there is one new flair from Two Peas before their closing and one Jillibean wooden nickel. the rest are just bits and pieces that I came across in my little stash.

This star got an upgrade with a bit of red Fireworks mist...that stuff is amazing!  

And at the end, all you see is my sweet boy and his machines...all roaring to go!

Peace, ya'll!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Card Friday

Happy Friday, everyone!!!

Today I've got three cards from one of the Embellis It Monthly Card kits...

These are very firmly in the realm of cards I wouldn't make if I were left to my own resources....

But I love how the designs, papers and embellishments are combined.

And especially like how much "stitching" is done on these...

PLUS they are fantastic "everyday" cards...

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone!!!

Peace, ya'll!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Too Much

Energy comes in varying intensities...sometimes we find ourselves being too much or not enough for those around us...

I'm exploring perhaps a negative side of Energy over on the SFTIO blog today.

Join us while we examine intensity and energy!

Peace, ya'll!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


I'm not sure what it is about Navy and Lime green together that just gets my attention - there is just something about it.

When I saw the Carta Bella Its a Celebration line, I had to have at least SOME of it.

This navy wave is To. Die. For.

I combined this with some Simple Stories, a little Jillibean soup, some October Afternoon - including some die cuts from an older Sidewalks flour sack.

These are pictures of my sweet Jayden when he was about three. He LOVES art and creating. When he was really tiny, he was dangerous to have in my I would push is little art desk up to my office door and he would sit there and chatter with me and do his own creating. 

The enamel dots are from Michaels' Recollections collection - that line is getting some pretty cool stuff in it!

There is, of course, some of my new favorite Gold mist - the Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold Lame

And because I don't sew on my layouts, some simple black lines with my hand marker finish it off. 

Peace, ya'll!