Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Creative Imaginations 6x6 Pads

Hey there bloggy friends! Have you heard the news? Creative Imaginations has released some of their new and previously released lines as 6x6 pads!! These are great for smaller projects.

I used Christine Adolph's new Boho Baby Girl 6x6 pads for the following projects. This line is bright and colorful enough to spice up any girlie project! I love how the 6x6 pad allowed me to get the full effect of the patterns!

I used this line to decorate a Bare Elements Veronika gift card holder. Before adhering the papers, I painted all of the edges with Rose Gold Luminarte twinkling H2Os {Wildflowers Petite Kit}

Here's the inside. I think this would make a perfect gift card holder for a baby shower!

I incorporated a lot of pre-existing Boho Baby Girl and Boy elements, along with the 6x6 papers, the signature collection cardstock basics, and Luminarte Radiant Rain shimmering sprays on this layout. The adorable little party girl is my friend Dolores's daughter.

I used a card from the journaler's pack and a die cut to highlight the 6x6 papers on this card.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. To check out all of the other new CHA releases from CI, stop by the blog!

Have a scrappy day!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Little Patterned Paper Is All It Takes

Good Monday Morning blog readers!! Today I'm sharing 2 projects: a colorful card using one of the new CHA releases from Bella Blvd and a layout using Creative Imaginations IOD Devotion.

I started the card by combinig the Folding Fan, for a play on words, with the Scalloped Diamonds border and a Stitcher Plate, for texture on this card.

I really wanted the fan to stand out, so I cut it from cardstock and black paper and then layered them together. I love a little bling (what girl doesn't), so I decorated the scalloped border with gems and then added stitching around the perimeter of the card.

You can see the texture created with the stitcher plate here.

My goal when creating this layout was to make something pretty using minimal pre-made embellishments. I fished through my stash and pulled out some of my favorite dies (11 in all) and went to work.

I cut several flowers and used pop dots in varying thicknesses to add dimension, added butterflies and flourishes for a little whimsy, and a couple of borders to ground the layout.

I used a doily die to highlight my title and finished it off with a large French Flair die to house my journaling.

Here's a close-up of the details

Dies Used:
Fanciful Flourish
Scalloped Diamonds Flourish
Border Carnivale
Tropical Flourish
Small Exotic Butterflies
Judy's Blooms
Darling Daisies
French Flair Nesting Dies
French Pastry Doily
Pretty Petal

Cheery Lynn Designs is currently having a DT call. Click here for details.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today!! Hope you have a scrappy day!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Creative Imaginations Kid Doodle Collection

Have you had a chance to checkout CI's new CHA releases? I created 2 products using Studio Basics 101 KidDoodle. It's hip, funky, fun, and full of fabulous images!! This line is so versatile and can be used on kid pages from music to sports and everything in between!!

How cute are those bomb images that I cut from one of the papers on this card? As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to create a card using one of my favorite sayings!

See how easily I was able to switch gears using the same line to create a sporty layout?

Stop by CI's blog to check out more fabulous new releases!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Bella Blvd - CHA-S 2011

As promised, here are the projects that I created for Bella Blvd's booth.

"I-chat" using Midterm (previously released) This line is great for online junkies like myself, teens, gamers, college kids...

"Soccer Champ" using Making The Team

"Yummy Treats" using Too Cute To Spook

"Merry Christmas" using Christmas Wishes

"Boo" Card using Too Cute To Spook--I just love that sassy little cyclops chick!!

"B-Ball Kid" mini album using Making The Team

Don't forget to stop by the booth to check out all of the other projects!! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

Kids Kingdom

We love it when Kid's Kingdom Traveling Jubilee comes to town!! It's a wonderful event that offers live (interactive) entertainment, displays, crafts, music, games, inflatable rides, a petting zoo, etc. It's provides so much fun and is relatively inexpensive!! There's no admission fee, just $1 per inflatable ride and the cost of food/snacks.

The boys and I went this past Saturday; I take them whenever KKTJ comes to a park near us. They never get tired of Bubblemania or the Lego station. This year, the reptile station caught their eye...especially the lady standing out front holding a boa constrictor!

The Wrecking Ball is one of the new inflatable rides...of course Mr. Donovan HAD to try it!

(click on each photo for a larger view)

I love capturing moments like this. Donovan is only 7, but has grown so much (physically and mentally) in the past year. He stands taller than most 9 year olds, he's becoming more and more independent each day and doesn't allow me (or anyone else) to kiss him, but moments like this remind me that he is STILL my little boy.

It takes a lot of concentration and skill to juggle and walk on stilts.

Of course Sir Xander had to get in on the action. He's such an independent little guy and has no problem making his presence known. Love that about him!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a little peek into my life!

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bella Blvd Sneak Peeks

CHA is right around the corner. Scrapbooking manufacturers are busy prepping new products for display and scrapbookers are busy with the really fun part...creating projects!!

I had the pleasure of creating 4 layouts, a card, and a mini album using some of Bella Blvd's super cute newly released products. If you're heading to the convention, stop by the booth to see the wonderful display of talent and to say hello to Stephanie and the rest of the crew. Bella Blvd ALWAYS has such a popular booth!!

Here are sneaks of the projects that I created.

You'll have to stop by later this week to see everything in full!!

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