12 December 2011

Echo Park Holly Jolly mini-album

The holiday season is upon us once again! I love crafting for Christmas in non-traditional colors. Red and green are fun yes, but if I see something for the holidays in pastel shades: lavender, aquas, and especially pink, I am definitely sold. The Holly Jolly collection from Echo Park quickly caught my eye. As soon as I saw the soft pink in the line, I knew that would be the focal point for this mini. I decided to make a fun christmas stocking shape to fill with all of the wonderful memories that will be created in the coming weeks. Enjoy...
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28 October 2011

Prima Art Journal-Mini Album

I created this fun little mini album with some of my favorite quotes. There is lots of room to include new inspirations along the way. The back page has a little pocket to tuck away little sayings and other sweet notes. I used the Prima Moulin Rouge collection (it was later re-named The Cabaret collection.) I love the dark burgundy colors, so perfect for this time of year.
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25 October 2011


I love the city of Paris. There are so many enchanting gardens and city parks, and it is so delightful to spend the day wandering the city taking in all of the beautiful scenery. I took this photo of my sister outside the Louvre museum. I love this paper with the softly colored birds and flowers, they seem delightfully whimsical to me, and remind me of the charm and joy that is Paris!
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17 October 2011

Pink Paislee Nantucket!

As always at CHA, there were lots of new collections that were cute, but one stood out hands down above the rest. It was the gorgeous Nantucket collection from Pink Paislee! I loved the colors, the ephemera, the awesome wood shapes and most of all the clear stamps. It was the only collection that I knew was an absolute must- must have! Now I finally have most of the collection and I am so excited.

There are so many beautiful pieces of ephemera, but my favorite part are the beautiful clear stamps. I am so thankful to live by the ocean and this time of year is when we get our most beautiful weather, so Nantucket came out at the perfect time. I bike almost every day along the beautiful coast, so I am beyond thrilled that there is a bicycle stamp in the set. There are so many crafting possibilities and I can't wait to get started!

04 October 2011

Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth Mini Album

I love mini-albums and have always wanted a place to keep some of my Grandmother's favorite dessert recipes. As soon as I saw the Bo Bunny Sweet Tooth collection I knew it would be perfect. This collection has a lot of great journaling cards, so when I see my Grandmother during Thanksgiving I am going to have her write down the recipes in her own handwriting. That will make the album extra special!

The back page has a pocket to tuck in extra recipes, I love all of the cute journaling cards!
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21 June 2011

Graphic 45 On the Boardwalk mini album

Posted by PicasaHappy 1st day of summer!! I love the On the Boardwalk collection from Graphic 45, and since I live by the ocean, it is perfect for lots of fun summer beach activities. The papers have such pretty colors and a cute water appeal that you can easily use it for poolside fun, a day at the lake and even a cruise.

21 May 2011

Prima Madeline Collection: Bella Donna layout

The entire Madeline collection from Prima is so beautiful, and I think the Bella Donna paper is one of my favorites. There are so many ways you can design with this piece. I cut out around the flowers and scrolls, and then mounted it on a sky blue piece of cardstock that I had glittered. I glued the photo on a 6x6 size of "Ste.Marie" paper and cut the letters out of "Spring Tide." The spring tide paper is so pretty, because musical notes are always a favorite, but Prima made this one in a beautiful aqua color. I embellished the papge with some Prima flowers and some extra flowers and a butterfly from Michael's.
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17 May 2011

Bo Bunny Gabrielle mini album

I love the colors in the BoBunny Gabrielle collection, the blues that turn into a rich teal and the soft pastel oranges that turn into a bright orange, they all combine so beautifully. I made this mini album as a design team project for my LSS "Memories Live On" in Cupertino, California. I didn't add any photos because I wanted people to envision their own photos inside and what they could add to personalize it for themselves.
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08 May 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

I love to garden, and I have an abundance of flowers blooming nearly year round here in sunny California. I love this Once Upon a Springtime collection from Graphic 45, so I thought it would be perfect to make a vase using these papers so I could really display my flowers in style. The vase can make anyone feel like a professional florist, beautifully showcasing any blooms or boquet you may have. I cut some of the fairies out of the paper, attached them to wooden stakes, and placed them throughout the boquet. I used it to decorate for an outdoor Mother's Day brunch, and it also was the perfect addition to our Easter celebration. I hope all of you hard working Mother's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!
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02 May 2011

Prima Thank You card

I absolutely love the Prima Madeline collection. So many pinks and flowers (my favorites) and I really love the soft blues and greens, those would also work great with boy/masculine pages. I made this card for a friend and took the photo in my hydrangeas that are just starting to bloom. I love the Prima rose blossoms, it feels like I just plucked them out of my garden and am sending them to a friend.
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