Cousin Love || Color Cast Designs

Hi everyone!!  I recently shared a layout that I created for Color Cast Designs using a few of the releases from January and February.

I really love this layout.  It's very simple and it came together in abut 15 minutes.  I love the photo and love that the photo is definitely the focus of the layout.  I actually created a collage consisting of this photo and another one and had it printed in a 12x12 size...which mans another large photo layout is coming soon!  :)

Thanks for popping in!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Acrylic and Wood Veneer Embellishments: Color Cast Designs; Sequins: SpiegelMom Scraps; Typewriter: We R Memory Keepers


#52favorites Update

Hey, hey!  Happy Monday (if there is such a thing)!  I just wanted to pop in and share a quick update on my #52favorites album.  I am caught up to Week 7...woohoo!  This project is so much easier for me than Project Life...there's hope I may actually get the whole album finished this year!  LOL.

Week 6 used the February Sampler Kit from Scrapbook & Cards Today....lots of Doodlebug goodness included:

For Week 7, I went stash-diving and used the older Bella Blvd/Illustrated Faith collection "She Blooms":

I love this project sooooo much!  More to come soon, I hope!  :)


5 Months

Tomorrow my sweet baby girl turns 6 months old!  I just don't understand where the time is going!

Every month, I take her monthly photo sticker and highlight 10-14 pictures from the month.  I finished her 5th month spread just in the nick of time...

In keeping with my stash-busting goal, I used the older Bella Blvd/Illustrated Faith line "She Blooms".  It's still one of my favorites:

Thanks so much for stopping by - hope your weekend is restful!

Cardstock: Bazzill; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Tabs: Pretty Little Studio; Date Stamp: Shimelle for American Crafts; Staples: Tim Holrz; Everything Else: Bella Blvd


Bohemian Brew Mini Album || Jillibean Soup

Hey hey!  Happy Friday!

I wanted to just pop in and share a mini album that I made with Jillibean Soup's new Bohemian Brew collection.  The album highlights some time spent with my niece last summer when she came to visit us while we still lived in Tampa:

Thanks for stopping by!


xoxo || Color Cast Designs

Hey y'all!

Happy Valentine's Day!

I wanted to pop in and share a Valentine's Day-themed layout that I made for Color Cast Designs using the "Into You" set:

I also used the adorable Hello Love collection from Crate Paper.  It's a few years old and I've been totally hoarding it.  My goal for this year is to use up some of my stash...here's to hoping that works!

Make sure you check our Color Cast Designs tomorrow - it's release day and they've got some awesome stuff coming!


Valentine's Cards

Hi everyone!  I wanted to show you some super quick Valentine's Day cards that Piper and I made using some Pretty Little Studio products.  When I became a Mom, I knew I wanted to start some fun holiday traditions.  One of the traditions I really wanted to do was handmade Valentines for close family and friends.  And even though Piper is too young to notice or even participate, I decided to start this year.

I chose a super simple design for our Valentines, so I could quickly and easily replicate it.  We made cards for grandparents, aunts & uncles and her teachers at day care.
We started by tracing Piper's hand.  I knew I wanted to incorporate something cute and signature Piper in the cards, and I realized her hand would be perfect.  In full disclosure, I tried to do her hand prints with paint, but that was a TOTAL DISASTER, so I settled for tracing it :)

I had pre-cut and typed out the sentiments on the card, so I just glued down the hands, topped them with a cut-out sentiment and added a quick border.  I thought the beautiful With all my Heart collection was absolutely perfect for these cards.  Finally, I popped in a cute photo of her and we are also giving her teachers some chocolates and Starbucks gift cards.

I'm in love with how these came out...and I know I'm going to love seeing how small her hand was when I look back in a few years :)


#52favorites Update

Hi everyone!  I wanted to pop in and share my last 3 pages for my #52favorites album.

For week 3, I used the sampler kit from Scrapbook & Cards Today

For week 4, I used the December kit from Hip Kit Club:

And for week 5, I used the Tales & Dreams collection from Pretty Little Studio:

I am having so much fun with this project and am so glad that I decided to play along!!