Friday, October 10, 2014

Our Walks

I know, another layout with my Tucker, same walk too but I loved the pop of red from his leash and wanted to go with that color scheme again.  I am trying to use a lot of my products instead of buying and then just letting them sit there so I used the same triangle paper I loved from the Studio Calico Sandlot kit too.

I know this one looks a little busy but that's why I kept the embellishing minimal and used lots of patterned paper.  The silk screen was a fun part along with the big bold red title, all fun items from the August Sandlot Scrapbook Kit and September Whitman Add On.

I created more dimension by distressing the edges with my fingernails so the items popped up.  I adhered the title with my roller adhesive but only where the letters were red so it didn't really show.  

I added the silk screen with pop dots.  I used the color theory Mint acrylic paint and loved how it came out.  You can see more details on using the Silk Screen here.

Christine <3

Monday, October 6, 2014


 I love being back home and hanging out with our family pup, Tucker, I miss that little guy everyday.

You would think we go on nice easy walks but nope, he pretty much refuses to walk and just wants to run.  However, I like the exercise so I go for it.  We are both exhausted after we're done but trust me he is in heaven, happier than can be.  He should know by now that I'm going to document our "walk"

The awesome cut files for Studio Calico by Hello Forever.  I added some floral paper with the reds.  I love Silhouette Cuts but I find myself being lazy a lot and not using it as much as I should.  I'm going to try to use it more since I do really love it.

Christine <3

Friday, October 3, 2014

Just Keep Swimming

I used the awesome My Mind's Eye vellum from their Necessities Collection .  It's hard to capture the amazing gold but you can see it a little shining in some of the pictures.  

I stitched the vellum on top of a white piece of card stock so you could see the gold dots pop.  I kept photos down towards the bottom of the page, I really wanted those gold dots to take up a large space.

Here you can see the gold reflecting in in the light really well, this vellum is amazing.  I added messy stitching, some stickers and of course a gold Studio Calico Atlantic gold star.

I love brads and this "just keep swimming" sticker couldn't have been more perfect for a pool layout.

Christine <3

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Our Monster

I created this layout first with the Note and Things Collection and loved how it turned out.  I used a few other pieces from my stash but mostly it's Note and Things :)

There's something about the colors that just got me excited to work with this collection.  Our cat's name is Riggly and we tend to call him the Riggle Monster on most days when he is in what we call "crazy mode."  He's usually not ever on our table but i was sitting at the table and he needed to be near me so I enjoyed his company.  

I love adding lots of messy stitching in random places on my layouts, one of my favorite ways to add texture.  That late ampersand from the Notes and Things was a perfect fit here.  The ribbon along the bottom, I never use ribbon, is from the Studio Calico Sandlot kit.  See more projects on my Studio Calico page if you'd like and check their gallery.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Video Start to Finish #2

I have made two videos now which is a lot harder than I thought because I really have to know where I'm going with a layout while recording.  Anyways, here is a layout I created during my last video.  I hope to get some more motivation to create another soon, it's coming.

I've still been using a lot of Crate Paper's Note and Things collection which I love but I promise I'll use different products for my next video :)

A little detail shot, I love all the dimension with the chipboard and that veneer arrow.

Christine <3

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Our mudroom is pretty small when you walk in from our garage.  It was a blank space with nothing added.  Soon after we moved in my dad (a contractor, I'm a lucky girl) added this built in bench/coat hanging area for us.  I painted the built in white to match all of our trim throughout the house and to brighten the space.  I love white trim and how it makes spaces feel bigger. My mom helped me make the cushion which we bought fabric for and sewed it to fit the bench. There are three baskets on top of the built in as well and we put hats, scarfs, gloves, things like that to hide away. I added a small mirror on one wall and a wreath on our door. Now I still need to find the perfect light to replace the small boring light fixture that's currently in there. It's a small space but I love it.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Changes ahead...

So with this blog that I really do enjoy but have been lacking lately I decided maybe instead of focusing soley on scrapbooking I'll add in some life touches. I hope you'll stick around and enjoy what's to come. I'm still learning with how to use everything with making the site more pretty and will be looking at options, I like streamlined. So with that, stick around and I'll be adding in a glimpse of me and my everyday.