January 29, 2011

New October Afternoon

New from October Afternoon is this space themed line named Rocket Age.

How did they know Nico was an astronaut for Halloween? Ha!

More to come!

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January 27, 2011

Pink Paislee Daily Junque

I have one more new line from Pink Paislee that I've been working with for CHA. It's called Daily Junque and I think you will really love the colors and patterns in this line. It can be used for anything, but something about the pink/aqua/navy combination reminded me so much of our time in Sanibel, Florida last year. My husband and I fell in love with the place and we've pretty much decided that someday, if we are fortunate, we will retire to this little haven. The story and the Daily Junque line inspired me to create this...
I used Glimmer Mist for the first time on the wood letters that spell out "Sanibel". Tattered Angels is making mists to match the colors in the Daily Junque line. Pink Paislee will be giving away a set of the entire line. Enter to win by leaving a comment on their blog today.
That's all I have for today. I'm off to sunny Los Angeles for the CHA Trade Show this weekend. Watch my blog for pictures and updates from the show. Leave me a comment if there is a specific booth or release you'd like me to take a picture of and I'll try my best to cover it!

I will also be reporting for the Two Peas in a Bucket CHA Social Event on Saturday.

Have a good one and wish me luck getting out of a very snowed-in Newark airport!

January 25, 2011

Pink Paislee Reveal

So I've been up to my ears in CHA projects and I'm excited to finally be able to show a tiny sneak peek of what Pink Paislee has coming up.

These are two cards that I created with the Hometown Summer line. It's my favorite release! I can see  using this for tons of my summer layouts this year. I love the vintage feel and bright colors.

Keep in mind that I am so NOT a cardmaker. I've made a total of 6 cards ever, so this was a bit of a stretch for me. Hopefully, I did the line some kind of justice. Ha!
For a closer look at the entire line and a chance at winning everything shown below, visit the Pink Paislee blog and leave a comment today. Good luck!

January 15, 2011

Pink Paislee

My first assignment over on the Pink Paislee blog was to choose a Live Pink gallery page and scrap lift it. I chose this beautiful layout by Kathie Link. I love the design and layering that she did. It inspired me to come up with this Valentine's page.
This page is about my niece and how I've been sending her a Valentine's Day care package every year since she was born. They started out filled with bibs and rattles and now it's all Hello Kitty and American Girl pets. I love this tradition and I'm happy that's its finally made its way into my scrapbook.
Click on the picture for a close-up view.
I used the Sweetness line by Pink Paislee exclusively. For more info, you can read my post about it here. And thank you Kathie for the inspiration!

January 13, 2011


This up here is where I've been for the last week.

He's recuperating from surgery (tonsils, adenoids, ears) and it's been slow and painful. Most kids bounce back right away, but not us. He's in that 1% of kids that have a complicated recovery. There is nothing worse than a child in pain that you cannot help. I've been down this road with him before, but it's been years and I forgot how tough it is.

Yesterday he finally started to feel a wee bit better. He slept 12 hours straight with no pain meds, so I think he's finally healing. Now if I could just get him to eat anything, I would stand on my head.

So I haven't been out of the house in a week and I've been diligently pushing pain meds every 4 hours around the clock. The one and only good thing is - while he's been sleeping, I've been scrapbooking a whole lot. Because it keeps me sane and focused and distracted. It's my panacea.

I have some Garden Girl projects that should be up soon at 2Peas and I can't wait to share the new Pink Paislee lines with you. I'm caught up with all of my assignments, so maybe I'll go whip up a few things just for fun. Be back soon!

January 3, 2011

I'm a Garden Girl?

Mother of pearl.
I'm a Two Peas Garden Girl.

It is surreal and crazy unexpected. I'm not sure I really belong up there with those designers, but choosing design team girls is so subjective right? So, I'll go with it and enjoy it for all its worth.

I've been on 2Peas since the very beginning when Bryce & Madeline stickers and paper dolls were all the rage. I shop there. I post my layouts there. I've made friends there. And to be part of that community as a Garden Girl is just....there are no words.

My first assignment was a seasonal winter layout for today. I won't lie, it took me forever and boy did I feel the 'pressure' of coming up with something GG worthy. So after sweating it for days, I stuck true to my (old-school) scrapbooking style and came up with this.

Sorry it's just a peek. I deleted the original large photo and now I'm too lazy to go back and re-shoot. You can still see the entire thing here 2Peas Gallery if you'd like.

The one really sad thing to come of this is that I've had to step down from Work in Progress kits. I love these kits and Trish and the whole design team. Using Trish's kits really pushed me outside of my comfort zone  and challenged me to try new things. I think they improved my design skills by leaps and bounds. So I'm thankful and grateful for the opportunity.

And if you're looking for a great kit club, I highly recommend WIP. Great stuff, great design team and great service!