Saturday, March 29, 2014

Beauty of the Ball

I can't get enough of these gorgeous Ariana papers. With just a few Stickease embellishments and the addition of some Timberline wood grain papers this layout came together beautifully!

The title "Beauty of the Ball" is for my daughter celebrating her very first Military Ball. These pages will be great for the pictures I took of her in her dress with her hair done up!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Balloon Launch

Our little town held their first Balloon Festival earlier this month. My husband and I woke early in the morning and headed to the park. We sipped our morning coffee while watching over 20 air balloons fill up and launch into the blue sky. It was truly amazing! Our town plans to make this an annual event, so I will be sure to mark my calendar every year!

I am submitting this layout in Heart 2 Heart's Triple Play challenge. The Balloon Ride papers are lovely and the resin embellishments {x3} are a great addition to the collection.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

"New Product" Spring Card Exchange

Yesterday I hosted a Spring card exchange. Our theme was to create a card using something new from the Spring Idea Book. It could be a new stamp set, paper collection or embellishment, as long as it was fresh and new for Spring! Each and every card was completely unique and different, which was exactly my goal! I feel that each of us now have a new item, or two, on our "wish list" now that we've seen it used on one of the cards!!

Here is the card I made, using both a new stamp set {camper crazy} and the Skylark papers. I also used a new card design that I made on the envelope maker, an idea that I shared with the ladies after the exchange.

What once was old is new again! This stamp set is from Jeanette's stamp archive. {Happy Hive} How cheerful is this card?! and the bee's are sooo cute!

How clever is this little surprise of a card!? It lays flat and fits neatly in a standard envelope. Then when you open it..... explosion of color and fun!

 This gorgeous card incorporates the new Balloon Ride papers and Give a Lift stamp set.

Fancy folds and striking blue Ariana papers make this card so beautiful!

That darling little Stamp of the Month Fox is the star of this card. He is just too cute...or should I say Foxy!!!

Finally, this last card features a promotion stamp and the very versatile Fundamentals Basic papers. The tiny heart pattern truly compliments the larger heart and "love you" sentiment.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Way to Go Kiddo!

Making some treats today for the kids I work with at school! They are always fascinated with my mechanical pencils, so I told a few of them that if they work hard for me I would get them one. Call it a bribe if you wish, but I think of it as a reward for the hard work they can accomplish. Some super cute packaging never hurts either!!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Celebrations Month!

Sorry for not posting in awhile! My schedule has been full and it is officially celebrations month. This week we celebrated reading week at school and I have been busy with activities and projects for various classrooms. It was also my father and my husbands Birthdays this week. But that's not all! I have been busy working on plans for my daughter's Birthday this weekend too!

Needless to say it has been crazy this week. However, when I saw the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches I could hardly resist! What a fun sketch and I do need a special card for my Birthday Girl!

I love the new embossing folders from Close To My Heart. I chose the chevron pattern for this card and peeking out beneath is the lovely Skylark papers. I also incorporated the new pink glitter paper as the band and pleated some gray grosgrain ribbon behind it. These colors are perfect for my fashionable teen and has layer upon layer of texture!