Sunday, October 27, 2013

BOAF November Kit Reveal

November's kit for Birds of a Feather Kit Co. is full of fun goodies and awesome papers...The designs are easy to use and versatile and I anticipate being able to use every bit of this kit!  For my first November reveal, I decided to showcase Mr. Handsome Beau and his love and neverending tolerance for our little lady. Yes, he is humiliated to be wearing a bunny ear headband...but he's awesome, because he will wear it anyway, until his "sister" decides she's grown bored of playing Easter bunny.  

The second layout is of one of my most favorite photos because of the way Beau is looking into my daughter's eyes.  He just loves her to pieces.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I appreciate the visits and the love you leave.  Enjoy your Sunday!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Purple Passion!

Today is my last reveal using the October kit from Birds of a Feather Kit Co.  Although the kit was full of predominantly fall colors - rich burgundy, greens and gold - there was also quite a bit of purple, which I pulled together for the two layouts below.  I am not usually a huge fan of purple, but I am pretty happy with the look against the light backgrounds here!  Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Technique Tuesday - Masks and Distress Stains

It's Tuesday and that means it's technique tutorial day over on the Birds of a Feather Kit Co. blog!  This week I did a tutorial on misting with masks, and using distress stains for this autumn card.  You can register to follow the blog and see the tutorial here.

Enjoy the day, lovelies!

Monday, October 21, 2013

I'm super excited to announce...

...that I have been asked to join the CSI Design Team!!  CSI's tagline is to tell your story...and through the weekly case files I have been challenged to do a better job of recording my stories.  I truly feel the stories are just as important, if not more so, than the photos and art that accompany them so I am so grateful for the journaling prompts and suggestions each week.

Of course, CSI is also about the art (aka the meat and potatoes of the page lol), and I cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to work with such a talented group of artists - many of whom have inspired me to think outside the box and to try so many techniques I would have shied away from a year ago.  (Was there really life before gelatos??)  To say I am honored would be the understatement of the century.

Looking forward to the next 6 months of case files and camaraderie!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Case File #94 - The Couch.

Happy Sunday! Finished up the latest CSI case file this morning and it's a fun one.  Part of the challenge was to journal from the point of view of your pet, so I chose to do a layout of our pup Beau and the (off limits) couch that he loves so much. Here is the case file:

And here's my layout.

I  got an old typewriter from work recently and am really loving being able to type directly onto my cardstsock and not always having to handwrite my journaling.  Especially for longer entries like this one.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

CF# 93 - Touch the Sky

I haven't been able to do a CSI case file in a few weeks, so it felt great to work with one of Debbi's lovely schemes again!  And, being that it is the 2nd week of the month, there's a fabulous Emma Stafrace sketch as well!  (Unfortunately, while I had the best intentions to follow the sketch, the layout ended up going in a bit of a different direction).  Here's the case file and sketch.

And here's my layout.

I have gone back and forth on this one and whether I love it or hate it, but as often happens when I'm working with mixed media, getting my hands dirty and playing with the different textures and mediums trumps any discipline I have to "see" a page as complete until it's so layered up and over the top that there's no coming back...nonetheless, I love the colors, I love the quote, and this was a TON of fun to create.  (P.S.  I am going to have to order more of those metal birdie clips...I love putting them on my photos like they're my little guardian angels sitting on my shoulder.) ;-)

(I forgot to put the birdie on the pic for this one!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Greatest Gift...

We're still cropping over at Birds of a Feather in honor of the Kit Co's 3rd birthday!  One of the challenges I created for the crop was a challenge to scrap the best gift ever...literally or figuratively speaking.  Here is my page in honor of that subject.  There isn't a better gift I can think of than the honor of motherhood.  Happy Hump Day my friends!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Blue Fern Studios and BOAF Birthday Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Blue Fern Studios and Birds of a Feather Birthday Blog Hop!
Hopefully, you have been directed here from Nicole's blog. If you haven't, please head back to the Birds of a Feather blog and start hopping from there. 

Remember, in order to qualify for the prize, you MUST hop to and comment on each Scrap Chick's blog.

I chose to make a Halloween themed card with the awesome Blue Fern chipboard.  I love this tree and it's spookiness and thought it complimented the fencing nicely.

Thanks so much for
 stopping by. Now you need to hop over to the Blue Fern Studios blog. 
Before you go, since this weekend is the Birds of a Feather Bird-day Crop, and since we are celebrating three amazing years, Amy has a special gift to offer you:All hoppers can receive 10% off your Blue Fern order if you order through BOAF by the crop deadline, Wednesday the 16th. All you need to do is send Amy a private message via the message board OR the gallery, or send an email .

Thursday, October 10, 2013

DT Reveal of the October Kit at Birds of a Feather Kit Co.!

It's that time of year...gorgeous, rich, saturated color everywhere!  I love, love, love fall.  Apples, pumpkins, cider, leaves, cool air, hoodies, jeans, sweaters and boots...ah, there is just nothing like it!

Birds of a Feather Kit Co.'s October kit captures that essence PERFECTLY and I had so much fun playing with the kit and all of the product.  Stop over and check out the amazing kits Birds of a Feather puts will be glad you did!