Monday, March 21, 2011

Paper Posies March Kit

I first subscribed to the Paper Posies Kit Club in June of 2010 because I absolutely loved the kit, which featured Pebbles, that Michele had put together.  This kit (March) features Pebbles again AND I love it!  I have to say that I hadn't really paid much attention to Pebbles during all of the CHA releases so when I saw these gorgeous papers I could not believe I had missed them. 
I had so much fun working with this kit.  The colors and all the polka dots.....I was in heaven!  And those cute little puffies from KI worked perfectly!  Luckily Michele had a paper add-on this month, so I have lots more to work with :-)


Monday, March 14, 2011

Today We Danced

On Thursday I got my new kits from Studio Calico in the mail (I love you UPS man!!) and could not wait to work with them, BUT I didn't really have any pics ready that would go with the color palattes.  I didn't let that deter me though!!  I plopped my daughter in my car 'cause it had some neutral tones and this is what I came up with:
Of course, we had a blast while taking pictures....I turned on some Maroon 5 and we got jiggy with it.  LOL.  Overall I am pleased with the LO.  I got techniquey with the mist--go Michelle!!--and did some layering.  I used the hot pink to play off of Maleia's flower and typed my journaling which is something I haven't done in a while but wanted to use the super cute paper clip from KI. 

On another note, I want to send prayers and well wishes to all those who have suffered in Japan.  Each morning as I look through the pictures and stories I find myself in a state of utter disblife at the thought of what they are going through.  My heart goes out to each and everyone of them.


Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Sweetly Smitten with Sassafras

I have been dying to use my Sassafras "Sweetly Smitten" paper, so I was excited when I realized that this picture went rather well with the colors--the yellows, grays, and of course that pop of color in my daughter's shirt.  I also used sketch #67 from Inspired Blueprints.

I have to say I am really liking the alphas I used for "Crazy."  They are new Hardcover Thickers from American Crafts and I love that they are fabric.  It's a tiny detail, but I am crazy for them!  LOL  (I also have them in two other colors--of course!)  I also used paint on this LO.  I had promised myself to try some new techniques and this time I splattered some yellow paint around my LO.  Now this was so stressful because paint is permanent and I can't entirely control where it lands, how it I took it easy, figured less was more for this first foray, and came up with results that I quite liked.


Saturday, March 05, 2011

Wishing for Spring

I am so over winter.  Am tired of the gray skies, the cold temps, and the chilly winds.  In an attempt to scrap myself out of this cold weather funk I chose to get my spring on with the the new Hello Sunshine line from American Crafts.  
I based this lo off of this week's "From Start to Finish" video at TwoPeas. I was pretty pleased with the finished project, however I wish I had stitched around the sun--of course I thought of this way too time!


Wednesday, March 02, 2011

A Scrapping Coma.....

Okay.  So I started reading The Red Garden as I said I would, but........I have been in a bit of a scrapping coma this last month.  All I do with my free time is scrap.....or do laundry! (Seriously, how can one man and one boy make so much laundry??)  I cannot seem to get my head out of all the delicious paper and embellies long enough to sit still and read.  Oh, well.  I had the best intentions.  Let's just say when I finish it I will certainly offer up my take on it.