Friday, September 28, 2012

{scrapbook circle october kit!}

Scrapbook Circle's October kit - News Flash - is now available! Get yours before they are gone. I can't wait to start digging into this one! :) Check out the shop too - October Afternoon's Witch Hazel is available, along with some fabulous add-ons for this month!

{we have a winner!}

The winner of a collection of their choosing from the Carta Bella blog hop is.....
Christine Kiehl said...
Wow Jen!! I am a new visitor/follower and I simply adore your design style! You tend to create around one or two photos and allow much of the layouts product collections assist in really telling the story! I loved the non-traditional color scheme you use for the baby layouts! Still cute and It's my party postings really made my day! I love Carta Bella paper products, however your creativity makes me want to buy entire collections to tell my stories too!! Thank you for sharing on this exciting new hop!
Thank you Christine for your sweet comment! I will be emailing you shortly. :)

And here's a little sneak of a project I've been working on with the Merry and Bright collection - love love love the colors in this one.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

{why?? - scrapbook circle}

This month's Designer Take challenge at Scrapbook Circle was to incorporate the speech bubbles in the kit into a layout. When I heard about this, I immediately thought about doing a layout about my daughter and her constant asking of the question "why?".

I used my craft knife to cut out some of the background paper and backed it with a sheet of black cardstock to make them pop. I used a mixture of the alpha stickers in the kit as well as my Cameo to repeat the word 'why' throughout the layout.

Check out the blog to see what our guest designer did this month with this challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

{go hawks - a flair for buttons}

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a layout I made with A Flair For Buttons Go Hawks flair set :)

My husband has been a Hawkeye fan his whole life and is also alumni, so our kids don't have any choice but to be fans too! :)

I have a feeling I'll be using this set a lot during the football season!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to come back for our blog hop on October 6th in honor of world cardmaking day!


Saturday, September 22, 2012

{sketch challenge - scrapbook circle}

Hi there! Diana provided a great sketch for us this month to work off of for the Talk of the Town kit.


Here's my take:

I love this woodgrain paper by Amy Tangerine so much and decided to use it as my background.


I think one of my favorite parts of this kit was the Amy Tangerine bits die cut pack, the pie charts are super trendy right now. I used my sewing machine to embellish them.

Thanks for stopping by today! Check out the blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Friday, September 21, 2012

{carta bella paper blog hop!}

Welcome to the Carta Bella Paper Design Team Blog Hop! Join our Design Team on their individual designer blogs as they share their current projects using Carta Bella Paper products. Follow the blog hop list below to hop from one blog to the next. ONE winner will be selected from each blog to receive a Carta Bella Paper collection kit of their choosing. To qualify for the drawing, please leave a comment on each corresponding blog. All comments are due by midnight EDT on Thursday, September 27 to qualify. Winners will be announced on each blog on Friday, September 28 to be sure to check back to see if you won!

If you're following along on the hop, you should have just come from Patricia's blog.

Today I'm sharing a layout I created with the new Alphabet Junction collection - these papers are perfect for baby photos! 


Thanks for stopping by today! And don't forget to leave a comment here to win a collection of your choosing :) Next up is Tamara's blog. Here's the complete list in case you get lost:


Thursday, September 20, 2012

{happy halloween! - carta bella}

Today I have a layout to share with you using Carta Bella's All Hallow's Eve! This was such a great Halloween collection to work with, love the vintage colors in it.

Check out the sketch on the Carta Bella Blog and play along!

{one month}

Happy one month Connor! At one month:
  • You are eating 3-4 oz formula every 2-3 hours with a little rice cereal in your nighttime bottle.
  • Sleeping 4-5 hour stretches getting up about twice in the night.
  • Love your bath!
  • Will sometimes smile back at us when we smile at you now.
  • Starting to make cooing noises.
  • Love laying on your blanket or in the bouncy seat to look out the window in the living room
  • Turn your head to stare at your sister whenever she's around
  • Love to sit up with help and burp the best when you're sitting up ;)
  • Not always a big fan of the swing
  • Pretty happy most of the time, except you're a little cranky in the evenings! We are working on this, maybe with an earlier bedtime or an afternoon nap in your crib?
  • Getting more and more used to riding in your carseat.
We love you so much!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

{really exciting news!}

I am so excited and honored to announce that I'm going to be part of the Bella Blvd Design Team for the next year!

Here are a few of the layouts I completed for the call:




I can't wait to get started! Be sure to stop by the Bella blog and congratulate the other ladies, it's a great team!

Monday, September 17, 2012

{cutie pie - carta bella}

Hey there! I have my first post up on the Carta Bella blog today, it's all about die cutting and using that negative space.

I used the Alphabet Junction collection for this layout. Love the colors in this one!

{lifting you - scrapbook circle}

This month I was assigned to lift Audrey Yeager's awesome layout:


Using the September kit - Talk of the Town - I created a layout about our newborn son.

Instead of two vertical photos, I used two horizontal ones. I tried to mimic Audrey's title placement and instead of journaling in the top left corner, I placed some Lily Bee banner stickers.


I loved the exclusive canvas heart in this kit and used it as part of my title.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Circle blog for more inspiration.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

{we belong together - scrapbook circle}

Hi there! This month's Scrapbook Circle kit, Talk of the Town, was the best yet! I knew when I saw the Studio Calico hexagon stickers I had to incorporate them into a layout.

I used my Silhouette to cut a background for my page out of kraft paper that had different sizes of hexagons. After backing this with a piece of patterned paper, I used some of the hexagon stickers as accents inside the negative space.

I also used the Silhouette to do my own title work.

This month's kit sold out fast! Don't miss next month's and sign up now.

Friday, September 14, 2012

{scrapbook circle sept kit}

 Today I'm sharing a layout I made with the Sept Scrapbook Circle kit - Talk of the Town. This + the addon was an awesome kit! It's sold out for this month, so make sure you go sign up to reserve your spot for October. It's gonna be a good one :)

The addon kit featured an Amy Tangerine 6x6 paper pad, so I used this to create my background.

Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow, I'm sharing another layout :)




Tuesday, September 11, 2012

{pumpkin patch}

 I have been waiting forever for Studio Calico's Yearbook line to come out, so when I got my order from TwoPeas yesterday I sat right down and made a layout! 

Also used some Flair for Buttons on this page, now available at Two Peas as well!

This piece is from the Noted Flair set.

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, September 10, 2012

{new carta bella}

I have been busy scrapping away, but on projects I just can't share quite yet! Here's a sneak of one of my projects for Carta Bella using the new Alphabet Junction collection. Both this and All Hallow's Eve are now available at Two Peas!

Carta Bella also just announced two new collections.

Traditions (click on the link to see the entire collection) is full of awesome patterns and bright colors.

Winter Fun has a great mix of blues, grays and reds. Love the color palette. These two collections are shipping in October!

Be sure to keep checking out the Carta Bella blog for more inspiration, the rest of the design team ladies have been busy creating too!