9.15.2017

You Are My Sunshine || Color Cast Designs

Hello, all!  Happy Friday!  Last week, I got the newborn photos of Piper back and instantly had to make a layout with them!  Luckily, I had ordered some acrylic pieces from the August release at Color Cast Designs in preparation of her arrival.  Since she was already my sunshine before she even graced us with her presence, I decided to use this piece for my title:

I also broke out the Elle's Studio Live, Laugh, Love collection that I *may* have been hoarding.  The green hearts in the August confetti heart mix coordinate perfectly with the pretty papers.

The final result:


Thanks so much for popping in - and make sure you stop by the Color Cast Designs website to snatch up the August releases before they're gone...and make sure you check out the site on the 21st when new items will hit the store - just in time for Fall!!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Die Cuts: Elle's Studio; Acrylic Embellishments: Color Cast Designs; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts

9.10.2017

Own It!

Hello everyone!  I wanted to stop in and quickly share a layout that I made back in July but never got around to sharing.  I actually really like it.  It's a bit messier and a lot more layers than my normal style and I think that's why I like it - it's something different:

I made this layout with my July 2017 kit from Hip Kit Club.

Thanks for stopping in!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Hip Kit Club, Bella Blvd, Pink Paislee; Alphas: American Crafts; Stickers, Puffy Stickers: Bella Blvd; Gold Enamel Stars, Date Stamp, Die Cut: American Crafts; Mist: Heidi Swapp, Wood Shapes: Hip Kit Club

9.08.2017

Happy 2 || Pretty Little Studio

Hi everyone!  I wanted to pop in to share a new layout that I made for Pretty Little Studio with the Ain't Life Grand collection.  I really wanted to scrap a recent photo of my nephew's birthday and the colors in the Ain't Life Grand collection were perfect for highlighting the photo and the happy atmosphere of the event.

To begin, I took some of my favorite patterned papers from the collection and cut them into flags and punched out circles.  I then laid them all out in three banners that ran across the page and then machine stitched them all down.  Since this created a sort of busy background, I kept everything else really simple.  I'm pretty happy with the end result:
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

8.31.2017

Daddy's Girl ||Color Cast Designs

Hello everyone!  I am popping in to share my most recent layout for Color Cast Designs.  Finding time to scrap with a new little one is definitely hard, but I have found that I NEED to scrap.  It helps me keep my sanity.  Luckily, my husband totally gets it, so he makes sure I can find this necessary time :)

For today's layout I used an older "Daddy's Girl" acrylic piece and combined it with the August 2017 confetti hearts.  I used the new Tales & Dreams collection from Pretty Little Studio and a free cut file from Maryam Perez.  Here's how it all came together:

Love how bright and colorful it is...and I love, love, LOVE the photo.  Those are my people and my heart and I love them dearly :)

Thanks for popping in!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Acrylic Pieces: Color Cast Designs; Cut File: Maryam Perez; Paper, Stickers, Cut Outs, Die Cuts, Alphas: Pretty Little Studio; Typewriter: We R Memory Keepers; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts

8.30.2017

August Jillibean Soup Projects

Hey, hey!  Just popping in to share the projects that I had up on the Jillibean Soup blog this month - two layouts and two cards:



 
Still so happy that I'm on this amazing team.  I love working with their products so much and really enjoy the group of ladies we get to work with!!

8.28.2017

Extraordinary || Pretty Little Studio

Good morning everyone!!  I'm popping in to share my most recent layout created for Pretty Little Studio (and the last layout I made before Piper arrived!).  I'm so excited to finally play with the new Tales & Dreams collection.  The colors and patterns are fanciful and fun and just looking through the collection makes me happy!

For today's layout, I found this great sketch from PageMaps and decided to use it as the basis for my inspiration:


And here's how they both came together:

I almost never hand-stitch on my layouts, but I think this sketch called for it and I love that the thread I had matched the lavender in the collection so perfectly.

Thanks for stopping in - enjoy your day!!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Thread: Unknown; Typewriter: We R Memory Keepers; Everything Else: Pretty Little Studio

8.27.2017

She Has Arrived!

Hi everyone!  I've been a little MIA recently, but it's for a totally awesome reason: Baby Girl Benjamin made her arrival last Saturday evening on August 19th!  She weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces and was almost 20 inches long!

Introducing Piper Olivia Benjamin:



So...yeah, my creative time will be a bit monopolized now, but I will be back soon to share some of the projects I completed before Piper was born and then once we get our routine down, I should return to my regular scrappy regimen :)

Have a happy day!