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.

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