Monday, June 17, 2013

Just a Little Bit Country: Bo Bunny love

Good morning! Today I'm stopping by to share a layout that I created using Bo Bunny's Prairie Chic collection. I ADORE Bo Bunny products, and this collection is right up my ally!! It actually sparked my creative mojo back into action!! I was having a dry spell, creatively speaking. So I took away any "have to's" and decided to just create for me. It worked!! No assignment, no "should use"... no restrictions. Just pure creativity! It was a breath of fresh air!!
Now I have the mojo to go back to those assignments I have and tackle them with inspiration overflowing!! Looking forward to it!!
So I want to share that scrapbook page with you today...
Just a Little Bit Country
I had so much fun creating this page!! I ADORE the color scheme! It's very me!  It's rustic charm, combined with lace and pearls screams my name!! That's me in a nutshell!! All girlie girl one minute, and chasing kids and baking up a storm the next! Sometimes, all at the same time! LOL! I'm definitely a country girl... I wouldn't survive city life! :)
Here is a closeup of some of the details!

Here are a few tips or ideas to try:
*Create a frame for your photo by nesting 2 Spellbinders Grand sized Nestabilities together. I did that with the Grand Labels here, and love the look!!
*Add cut out elements WITH your die cuts... it adds great depth, dimension and lovely layers!
*When adding banners, try curling the edges up just a touch, and adding foam tape under the ends to add to the depth. It adds texture and "feel" to your page!
*Mix up the mediums!! Did you know that my mixing more than 2 mediums, you are actually creating mixed media? I have paper, lace, pearls, twine, ... all of this = a mixed media layout!!
*Add some twine! Simple, but I LOVE the look, expescially with this style of page!

While I was at the Bo Bunny Prairie Chic collection, I also created this card... very simple but oh so pretty! :)
I dressed this card up with some pearls from Want2Scrap, a Die D-Lite from Spellbinders and some premade flowers. It's simple to create, as it is all elements from the patterned paper in the Prairie Chic collection! Isn't that simple?? I added the die cut to add an extra layer... which I love! Layer it up!! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
See you again soon!
Happy Creating!!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Be YOUtiful Reverse Canvas for Spellbinders Paper Arts

I am thrilled to be able to share with you this reverse canvas that I created for Spellbinders Paper Arts®! It can be found in Spellbinders® Media Mixáge™ Line idea book!!  It uses the new Media Mixáge™  bezels!! This is SUCH a fun new line to play with! Even for paper crafters!!
To create this piece I used a 12x12 stretched canvas. But this time, I turned the canvas around and used the back! This created lots of depth, like a shadow box! SO much fun!!

Thanks for stopping by!!
Until next time...
Happy Creating!!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Where have the last 2+ months gone??

Wow, what a spring it’s been around here! Since my last post (yes, over 2 months ago) I have been sick with Bronchitis, my Hubby had a SEVERE case of Pneumonia, We traveled to New Hampshire for my daughter’s dance competition, I was in Truro, Nova Scotia teaching 3 classes for a crop there, Boys had a Karate tournament, Jaz had a weekend of dance shows, Birthdays, our anniversary…oh my word, the list goes on and on!!   It’s been a memorable spring… to say the least!

So, as we all know, when life goes like this, something gets left behind. And once again, my poor blog has been neglected…  Neglected? Yes, but never forgotten!

I know I have a contest to finish up, with the Let’s Get Creative with Dies series!! I will do one more video for you and then do my draw for the grand prize!! J I’ll give us a bit of time to get back into the swing of me actually updating my blog! LOL!

So… what is new since last time I blogged??

Well, I am no longer a member of Spellbinders Design Team! WHAT?? Oh yeah!! That’s right! I was offered a PROMOTION!! I am now a member of the Spellbinders Inspiration Team!! SUCH a huge honor! THANK you to Stacey, Kim, Cathy  and all the others at Spellbinders who believe in me so much!! It is SO humbling…   It still amazes me that I am a part of this amazing company!!  And while I am THRILLED with this promotion to Inspiration team, I am also sad to be leaving the actual Design team. I LOVED being a part of this team!! I guess change scares me a bit… but that is a normal part of life! So, here’s to embracing change!! Whoot!  Also congrats to Lesley Langdon and Windy Robinson who are also promoted of the Inspiration team with me!! So glad to be working with these 2 amazing designers again. And here is the entire team! What a group of incredible talent! Honored… to say the least!! Holly Simoni, Kazan Clark, Julie Overby, Windy Robinson, Lesley Langdon, Moi, AJ Otto and Josie Cirincione.

With this change, I will no longer be creating 4 projects per month for Spellbinders. I will now be creating 2 projects… complete with full video tutorials to go with them! SO excited about this change! So you should be seeing lots of video’s coming from me coming up! Hoping to get my studio set up with great lighting for easy video sessions! Big hopes that it all comes together as I’m hoping!

So now that this is my only creative responsibility, I have a couple of opportunities that I am seriously considering applying for. I’m in turmoil… do I take the summer and just enjoy the slower pace? Or do I jump at the opportunity to even APPLY for these AMAZING companies!  Decisions Decisions…  I LOVE the idea of trying something new. One of these opportunities I’ve been waiting for for a while!! I guess all a girl can do is apply and see what comes of it, right? If it’s meant to be, it will be…

What else is new?... I’ve begun a road to regain my health. Healthy eating and physical activity have become my focus. It’s bad when your 7 year old son says “Mom, you need to get active!”… and while it ticked me off and I thought it very rude, I also knew he was right. What kind of example was I setting for my children? What was I feeding them?... It was time for change!! And I’m happy to report that so far I am down almost 15 lbs!! J  No diet… just eating less crap and more nutritious food. And getting active. Feels SO great!!  My goal is 15.8 lbs more and I’m where I want to be!! I’m not looking for it to happen overnight… It took years to put it on. I want it slow and steady… real. So I’m willing to work for it!!  Half way there!!!
So that's what's new with me!! :)
Looking forward to doing some creating and being able to share it with you!
I am going to share with you soon one of the classes that I have been teaching! Complete with a Video to guide you thru it!
So, until then!
Stay Healthy!
Happy Creating!