Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My First Video

I did it...it was a process but I made my first video.  I hope you enjoy it and then I'll make more :) thanks for looking!

Start to Finish Layout

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Another 8 1/2 by 11 layout here with a single photo.  I kept this layout towards the bottom of the page and added a few embellishments along with a tone on tone title.  

Some patterned paper, a few embellishments (that gold star from Studio Calico is my favorite) and some lovely wood veneer from Studio Calico, another favorite.

I've been falling in love with letter stickers again.  Adding that pop of brown/gray for the "Me and You" was a perfect addition and I love how they stick off the page as well.  

Another view to see how the "US" die cut title pops off the page.  That adorable flair is from TwoPeas which is no longer available.  I'm still glad I'm using my supplies instead of hoarding even if there is only one in my stash.  It now has a home on this page and I love it.

Thanks for stopping by <3


Sunday, August 17, 2014

The best pup

For this layout I didn't know where I was starting, just that it was going to be an 8 1/2 by 11 layout, my new favorite size.  I chose white card stock as my base as I pretty much always do and printed off two photos of our family pup, Tucker.  I'm trying to use up my supplies that I bought and then forgot about, like the rub ons from Studio Calico.  I used the woodgrain rub on and decided to frame it up into a bunch of slide frames from Crate Paper.  I absolutely loved the idea of breaking up one item into several different frames.  I then added a bold patterned paper down the right side where the frames would be.  Although the paper is bold and the woodgrain rub on is bold as well I don't feel it gets lost, I love the pop from each of the elements.  Here's a look at the overall layout:

I believe the cut files were from TwoPeas which is no longer in business (insert very sad face here) but Wilna Furstenberg has plenty of similar designs in her shop still.  I used watercolors and adhered them with hot glue so they would keep the dimension I wanted.

A closer look to see the woodgrain that I rubbed onto vellum for a soft look.  The adorable little flair was also a TwoPeas exclusive.  Seriously I don't know how I'm still going on without TwoPeas, I have no idea what website to use still for all my scrappy goodies.  I'm usually on Studio Calico's website for inspiration but the shop is limited there and I loved the setup of TwoPeas, all suggestions would be great!  Anyways....

Thanks for stopping by, hope you're feeling inspired!

Christine <3

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Go ahead...explore.

I know I haven't been here in awhile...I'm back now and here to share some layouts.  I recently took on an 8 1/2 by 11 page and absolutely loved it!  I have been on a roll the past few days with this new size.  I think I needed something to change it up and spark my interest again.  

I used the lovely cut files from Wilna furstenberg and watercolored them to my heart's content.

A closer look at the dimension with some vellum layers, book paper and of course, awesome snorkeling photos.

Thanks for stopping by <3


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tucker Tucker

I was completely inspired by Corrie Jones, 213 in 2013 video from Two Peas In A Bucket and took a try at it.  Here's my layout...

The full layout.  A patterned strip down the center to ground the photos and a few embellishments.

A view to see the dimension from the veneer and stitching of my title.

Thanks for stopping by <3


Saturday, April 12, 2014


A collage isn't something I normally put together but I loved it thanks to inspiration from Kristina Nicolai-White I decided to give it a try.

Little layers of patterned paper, a few enamel dots and buttons, and a simple tag.

Another view...you can see the messy stitching I added along the left side too for some added texture.

Thanks for stopping by <3


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Paradise in Aruba

For this layout I was completely inspired by Corrie Jones.  I absolutely love the large photo idea and the negative space of the title.  Here's my take!

I used the lovely Kraft and Gold Background paper for that sand feel.  I die cut the title with my Cameo and added paper underneath that I watercolored in random places in blues, greens and yellows.

A close up of my cluster of embellies, brad, resin flower, enamel dot and gold tipped leaves.