Thursday, August 29, 2013

Project Life Update

I've been very busy lately in my scraproom as I got so behind with Project Life, I'm talking about 12 weeks behind or so...yea, not so good.  So I went into my scraproom determined to get caught up.  I receive the Studio Calico Project Life Kits monthly and I really do love them, they've been really good lately too!  So here's a little quick look at what I've been doing...I'm happy to say I am only 2 weeks behind right now, which to me is awesome.

So just a little look into my world, I haven't been getting too crazy about embellishing or anything, just keeping it simple and that works for me so I can get caught up.

Thanks for stopping by <3


Monday, August 26, 2013

When Riggly was a baby

when my little monster was a baby he was so tiny and oh so cute, still is but I couldn't resist creating a page that captured those first few weeks with him.

I love blues and greens but adding that touch of pink even though he's a boy makes the layout a whole new design for me but I think it's fitting for a little kitten.  

A close up of the layers and the dimension created.  Love that tag from Dear Lizzy backed with October Afternoon paper.

Just more interesting angles with layers.

Thanks for stopping by <3


Friday, August 23, 2013

Life is good

This color scheme was a little out of my comfort zone but I thought it would be fun to take a shot at it.  I used lots of layers here which is always fun too and creates great dimension.

Here is the full layout with reds, oranges, and greens.  I framed a journal card and used another for my journaling.

 Little labels and bits with some messy stamping, I love messy stamping when it comes to one word or a date stamp.

Another view to see better dimension and that cute camera cork sticker by Studio Calico.

Thanks for stopping by <3


Thursday, August 22, 2013

You are my sunshine

Happy Thursday!  I know I've been a little quiet lately, sorry for that.  I've been creating just needed to take pictures and get them up here for you.  For this layout I created my own background paper with watercolors. I absolutely love the blues and greens and kept the layout pretty simple otherwise.

For the title I cut the title with my Silhouette and used the outline to trace it into my layout.  I then used watercolors to fill in the title and love how it turned out.

Some layers and messy stitching and thread.  I added some veneer stars I won't admit how many of these little stars I own.  I stamped on a simple stamp from Ali Edwards, I love her handwriting 

Little cluster of embellishments, wood veneer and fun little jewels from Studio Calico along with some ink splatters.

Thank you so much for following along <3


Monday, August 12, 2013


I started this layout and hated the direction it was going, nothing was working, nothing looked right...and then, BAM!  This is more me, I love the soft colors in layouts but I really do love color.  I decided to pretty much start doing layouts where I pull in the colors I love for a "pop."  After watching several of Jill Sprott's videos on TwoPeas and taking her class, Scrapbooking for the Soul, I decided to go for what I love...color and layers and happy memories.

I decided to use a grid design here focusing on four corners.  I already knew I wanted to use this photo and loved bringing in the orange/pink color that was inspired from the Pebble's sticker on the tag with twine.

There is lots of dimension and visual interest on this page which I love.  I added TwoPeas exclusive clips as well to hold some of the layers and embellishments in place.

I added an adorable stitched tag from Amy Tangerine along with a sticker from Pebbles for my journaling.

A closer look at the cloud paper I cut and layered along the top of the layout.  Also, a close up of the pier slide frame that I painted with neon Mister Huey's by Studio Calico.

Thank you so much for following along and stopping by, it means a lot.  Hope you are inspired to add some color on your pages!

Christine <3

Monday, August 5, 2013


 I took a simple photo of bathing suits all lined up in the bathroom on a vacation I took with my bridesmaids last year.  This photo has so many memories to me and that's why I decided to scrap it.  Since our suits were so bright and colorful I decided to bring that into my page.  I used plenty of watercolors and gelatos in fun bright colors for this layout...

A detail shot of the full layout.  I added die cut plant leaves from the Silhouette online store and watercolored them to my heart's content.  Have I mentioned how much I love watercolors??  I used a simple white background but added another pop of color with Heidi Swapp color pop paper.

I love how those glitter gold thickers just shine in the light, awesome!

Another view of the dimension created with the die cut leaves and all the feather and star embellishments.  I used Gesso on top of the chipboard feathers so they would have a more saturated color.  I then used gelatos to color each one in different shades.  So much fun, you have to try watercolors and gelatos if you haven't yet. 

Thanks for following along <3


Friday, August 2, 2013

Family Parties

Family parties are always a favorite of mine.  This party was even more special since it was a welcome home party for my cousin Sarah.  She's been in Spain for the past year and I missed her!  So anyway, I picked a few photos from the day, which was mostly spent in the pool, and decided to watercolor a lot.

A look at the full layout that I used die cut arrows from my silhouette.  I cut them on white cardstock and watercolored each arrow ranging from pink to purple.  I tried to make each of the colors different so they looked like they were flowing into each other. 

A place for hidden journaling behind my first photo in a cute little bag.

A close up shot of the enamel dots and the dimension from placing a few of the arrows on pop dots.

Another close up of the arrows.

One more look at the arrows, enamel dots and cork embellishments.

Thank you so much for following along <3


Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Girls

I've been wanting to watercolor on everything lately.  I just love the colors and the soft effect it creates.  I die cut two of the same large flower with my silhouette and watercolored each a different range colors.

I love this stamp for some added texture.  I embossed so it was even more raised and didn't care about getting a perfect stamped image, it was all about the dimension for me.

A close up peak of the embossing and the watercolor die cut flowers.  I layered them on top of each other so the color popped and added even more dimension.

A look at the rub-ons and my title work.  I used a lovely chipboard heart and embossed it to add a little weight to the left side of the page.

Thank you for following along <3