October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I hope it was a good one for you! We had a bit of a white Halloween here in the Northeast. You could say it was a freaky, ghostly snowstorm that blew in. I think that it's the first time I've ever seen snow on the ground at Halloween. We made the best of it and the kids had a great time tonight. But I was wishing that we were back here...
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October 27, 2011

Doodlebug's Monster Mania

I love these cute little monsters from Doodlebug's new Halloween line. I had to use a bunch of them all lined up in a monster parade. I added some googly eyes and pop dots to a few of the stickers for dimension.
The title "Spooky Buddies" is from a movie that we saw recently. It reminded me so much of these pictures of Nico + our family and friends a few years ago. So maybe they aren't that spooky, but they sure are cute!
I dressed the title up a bit with some more "eyes", a hanging spider and those cute eyebrows - they are commas.
Hope you are enjoying this Spooky Season. For more design team layouts using Monster Mania, visit the Doodlebug blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

October 25, 2011

New Bella Blvd

So happy to share that the new Bella Blvd collections are ready to ship. Look for them at your LSS or favorite place to shop on the web towards the end of the week.
And here's a sneak peek of something I did with Spring Flings and Easter Things.
This page will be up on the Bella Blog on Thursday along with other projects and layouts from the design team.

October 23, 2011

A Very Special Party

There are online classes for everything these days, and Shimelle has been teaching online scrapbooking classes for years - but she's decided it's time to kick it up a bit and go from online class to a four-week online party, and you're invited. 
 Pretty Paper Party (http://www.shimelle.com/paper/1258/pretty-paper-party-a-new-online-scrapbooking-class/) is the party to attend if you have a collection of paper stacked up for a rainy day, if you have more scraps of paper than you know what to do with (but you know you don't want to throw them away!) and if you've ever put a piece of paper back in your stash because it was just too special for the photos at hand.  Through printable prompts and tutorial videos, Shimelle and dozens of special party guests will share beautiful and innovative techniques you can achieve with the paper you have already collected.

Shimelle has kindly asked me to participate as a special party guest! Yay! I'm excited to share a brand new page created just for this class. Here's a tiny peek at what I've been working on...
Pretty Paper Party started on Monday, but as with any good party, it's okay to arrive fashionably late.  The class has no deadlines and everyone receives permanent access to all the class materials, so anyone can RSVP to the party at any time!

October 8, 2011

Pink Paislee Studio Tour

For a peek at my creative space, come on over and visit the Pink Paislee blog for a tour! It's a tiny space, but packed with some of my favorite things.

October 6, 2011


Just getting back from one of my favorite places. A little journey through our trip...

End of September, early October is our favorite time to go to Disneyworld. Low crowds + an awesome Halloween party = a very happy Damiano family.

Here's Woody on the night of Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. The fake grin/smile is killing me.
Checking in at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Our room ended up being just behind that palm tree. This was such an awesome hotel.
We've spoiled him with bunk beds when we go on vacation and now he thinks it's "standard". A huge part of being on vacation means sleeping in a top bunk. I see future disappointments ahead for small fry.
He is also randomly breaking out into song quite often. And since we are so NOT a musical, singing-type of family, we're not sure quite what to do with this? But I thought the picture was funny.
Getting made up to be a real pirate.
Introducing Pirate George Truesilver (that's the name they gave him) of Captain Jack Sparrow's League.
Breakfast with the characters and our one and only picture with Mickey Mouse.
He was definitely more excited about meeting the very naughty Stitch.
And the even naughtier, beloved Phineas and Ferb.
Loved the parades. The heat + humidity were unbearable, but at least the parks were empty.
Finally, the night of the Halloween party arrives...
Anxiously waiting to meet Woody at the saloon. He was strutting in those cowboy boots (and we were laughing).
And finally the moment arrives....meeting his movie hero.
That one moment made the entire trip worth it.
We were one tired, hot, exhausted, happy family
No matter how great a trip is, I'm always so happy to come home. I came back with a notebook full of sketches and ideas I want to try. Can't wait to get into my room and start making stuff again. I'll be back very soon with something new from Pink Paislee and Bella Blvd.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

October 3, 2011

New Bella Blvd Releases

I am so excited about Bella Blvd's two brand new lines. First up is a beautiful winter line with great colors and patterns. Here are a few sneak peeks of a couple of my favorites...
And then a little something for Spring....

For a look at the complete lines, please visit the Bella Blvd blog. These should be arriving to a scrapbook store near you very soon. I can't wait to get my hands on these!