Basic Grey - Soleil Collection Part 2

Hey everyone!  I'm back today to share two more projects I created for Basic Grey for the CHA-S show held last week in Chicago using their brand new Soleil collection. 

This collection has some really awesome alphabet stickers (similar to those from the Clippings collection).  They were the inspiration for the grid design of this card.

My next card was all about layers and butterflies.  I created an accordion rosette and layered on a few different size butterflies I cut with my Silhouette.  The button in the center is by Basic Grey (an earlier release they did with some of their notions). 

Be sure to stop by tomorrow as I'll be sharing a few projects I created with the new Serenade collection.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)

Basic Grey - Soleil Collection Part 1

Happy Monday everyone!  Today I wanted to share with you a few projects that I created for Basic Grey for the CHA-S show held last week in Chicago using their brand new Soleil collection.  This collection is perfect for scrapping those summertime memories and was actually created in collaboration with the folks behind Sassafras.  You can definitely see the Sassafras influences in these products, especially in the patterned papers.  I'm not gonna lie - I was just a wee (okay A LOT) bit intimidated when I first pulled out these products.  There's lots and lots of girly colors and patterns, and I had no idea what I was going to do with it all.  Thankfully I have an adorable niece that I LOVE to take pictures of, so little Miss Gia is the star of my two layouts.

My first layout was all about that bright yellow chevron patterned paper which I think might be my favorite from the whole collection.  I created a large sun on my page to house my title and adorned it with some stickers and layered paper flowers.  You probably can't tell from the photo but all of those tags on the left side of my layout are all attached by thread.  They come like that and it's such a fun new product that Basic Grey has added to their product line up. 

And here's a few detail images ...

For my second layout I created a really simple grid design within the interior of that awesome patterned paper (the coral striped and scalloped edges are part of the pattern).  I printed a few photos from Gia's first birthday photoshoot and added in different patterned papers here and there to complete my grid.  There are tons of really fun retro looking flowers in this collection, and I gathered a bunch in the center of my layout for a really fun and whimsical feel.

And here's a few detail images ...

Well that's all I've got for today.  Come back tomorrow as I'll be sharing a few more projects I created with the Soleil collection.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)

Two Peas In A Bucket - JULY 4th

Hey everybody!  Just wanted to share a new layout that went up in the Garden over at Two Peas In A Bucket this past Monday.  We just got back from a vacation down in Ocean City, NJ so I didn't have a chance to blog about it until now.  Better late than never right? ;)

 This layout is copyright Two Peas in a Bucket

The theme in the garden this month is Summer/July 4th.  We LOVE the 4th of July in my house. It's one of our favorite holidays to celebrate. We always attend the Freedom Festival held here in town with our friends complete with a parade, carnival, and fireworks. It's the perfect way to celebrate our country's birthday (and my birthday happens to be the day before so that's always fun to celebrate too! LOL).

For this layout I used a mix of lots and lots of different manufacturers. I think there are 8 in all. That's pretty unusual for me since I tend to stick to collections and/or manufacturers when I scrap.  Because my color scheme was pretty distinct - red, white, and blue with bits of yellow and green - it was easy to mix all of these products together and still have them look cohesive.

Photo collages are one of my "go to" scrappy tools when I have a lot of photos that I want to include on a layout but don't want to give up too much "real estate" on my page.  I love to mix black & white images with color images as well as leave a few blocks blank to add patterned paper and other embellishments. 

I'll be back next week to share some CHA projects I created using new products from Basic Grey.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

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Big Picture Classes - 28 Days of Sketches: Round 2 GIVEAWAY!

Hey everybody!  I am so excited to share a fabulous giveaway with you today for a new class called 28 Days of Sketches: Round 2 brought to you by the very talented Lisa Day.  I am a huge fan of sketches so when Lisa asked me to contribute to this class I jumped at the chance.   I loved all of the sketches that I worked with.  Here are just a few peeks at the layouts I created ...

And here's some more information for you about the class ...

Lisa Day is back with another round of 28 sketches! This time, in addition to receiving 28 daily sketches accompanied by layouts from Lisa, you will also receive exclusive layouts and cards from seven fabulous guest stars! This means that you will receive 28 brand new sketches and 56 exclusive projects to inspire you to create beautiful layouts and cards quickly.  Another exciting new addition is that in addition to the 12" x 12" daily sketch, you will see the sketch adapted to a double page layout and an 8 1/2" x 11" sketch. All this means MORE inspiration and MORE ideas of how to make a sketch work for you!

4-week workshop for $28
Class starts 7/19/2012

To register and read the rest of the class description click here. 

I am thrilled to be able to give away a spot in what proves to be a fantastic class.  To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post.  The winner will be chosen and posted on July 16th on Lisa Day's blog right here (I'll be away on vacation next week and won't be able to post the winner on my own blog).  Good Luck!

Be sure to visit the rest of these amazing ladies for even more chances to win ...

Two Peas In A Bucket - This Is Where The Story Begins

Why hello there!  Remember me?  LOL!  I know it's been awhile since I've posted on my blog.  Things have been super duper crazy around these parts.  My boys have been keeping me busy with lots (and lots and lots) of summer activities.  And while it may not seem that way I've actually been creating up a storm this past month.  Between CHA projects for Basic Grey and a very special project I'm working on for Two Peas In A Bucket I've actually never scrapbooked more in such a concentrated amount of time.  I just can't share any of it yet!  LOL!  I know, I know ... so mean right?

For now I do have something to share with all of you, a layout about my newest nephew Jack that recently went up in the Garden over at Two Peas In A Bucket this week.  I couldn't wait to scrap this photo taken of Jack during his first official “photo shoot” by my sister-in-law's friend.  Isn't he just precious?

The This & That Charming collection by Echo Park was perfect for this photo. I am still in LOVE with banners - every shape, every size, everywhere! So I created several large banners and placed them below my chipboard title.

A few journaling blocks, stickers, and brads above my photo and a sticker placed on a chipboard shape below my photo complete the visual triangle.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  :)

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