Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happiness is being a Noenie - Layout share

I quickly wanted to share a layout.  This one is all about our grand-babies!  If you've seeing my work, you will know that they are most often the subject of my layouts and projects.  And why not ... they are just SO ADORABLE ... and they truly have my heart!  My DH recently bought me a selfie stick ... these photos is the result of me and the grandies trying out the selfie stick ... too funny I tell you!!

Products:  Simple Stories We Are Family kit, Silhouette, border punches, WRMK tab punch board
I used a Silhouette cutting file but changed it up a bit.  The original says "Happiness is being a Grandma", but our babies calls me Noenie, so I changed it to stay true to who we are.  I love that it give it same originality.  I used a Pagemaps sketch an stuck pretty closely to it.  Here's a look at the sketch ...


And a closer look at some of the details ...



These cute little Polaroid frames was cut with my Silhouette ... I simply adore them!




I created a flap under the main photo to add some more of these cute photos.

Hope you all are having a fab week!

Hugs,

Monday, February 20, 2017

Cherish - Layout share

And then it was Monday ... Why do weekends pass so quickly 😉.  I've been lucky enough to spent most of my Monday morning creating.  I wanted to play along with the February 15th sketch challenge at Stuck?! sketches.


and here is my take on the sketch ...

Products:  Chickaniddy Crafts 365 collection,  WRMK Tab Punch Board, Jolee's Boutique stickers, Prima Color Bloom
I am so glad I took these spur of the moment bedtime photos of us with our grand-babies on Friday night!  I love how they turned out ... and what a precious memory to preserve as we love to have them in our bed for sleepovers!

Here is some more photos of some of the details ...







This is one of the quickest layout I EVER did ... and I truly love the end result!  Sometimes less is really more!  Thanks so much for stopping by my little blog today!

Have a super week!!

Hugs,


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Adore - Layout Share

Hello ... I am sitting on the sofa, snuggling under a blanket as it is a cold and windy Sunday afternoon in Saudi!  I spent most of the day in my cozy craft room, and am happy to share with you my take on the More than Words  February main challenge.  Here is a look at the challenge board ...


and a look at what I created ...

Product:  Prima Love Clippings collection, Prima flowers, Blue Fern Studios title, Simple Stories chipboard, stamps, embossing powder
And a closer look at some of the details ...


 Chipboard and embossed flowers ...




Journaling on the pull-out tag under the photo reads:

"You & Me ... we've been together for so long, through more up's than down's, but through it all we never forgot how to laugh".

Wishing you all a happy Sunday!!

Hugs,



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sweet memories with you!

UPDATED

Today I scrapped because I was feeling blue!  My niece, Celeste, is getting married in one weeks time and unfortunately I can't attend her wedding.  Today is also her kitchen tea party ... which I can also not attend :-( ... therefor I scrapped!  Good therapy.

I was lucky enough to go along with her and my oldest sister, Lynette, when they purchased the material for her wedding dress.  My very talented sister has made the dress and shared with me a photo from the final fitting which took place on Thursday ... I feel so honored that they shared this special moment with me.  And that is what I scrapped today ... In some way it made me feel part of the event ... without being there.  I am sharing photos here with Celeste's permission, but I am not showing the dress ... I will update the post after February 18th ... :-)

Here is what I created ...

Products:  Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses collection, oval die and Botanical roses die, lace, doilie, Prima and Petaloo flowers, Prima pearls
And the full version of this layout ...


And here are some photos of the wedding ...






Here is a closer look at some of the details ...


How cute is this doily dress??  I found a quick tutorial on Gabrielle Pollacco's blog and knew this would be perfect on this layout ... so, so cute!!  The oval at the back of the dress form is from Heartfelt Creations ... it is BEAUTIFUL!!




I will update this post next week after the couple said there "I do's" ... Have a great weekend!!


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Chic

I am so excited to share this layout with you!!  I have to say that the Kraft+ challenges really pushes me out of my comfort zone.  I am trying different techniques, and I am finally using products in my stash in new ways!  This is always a good thing!  But back to the Kraft+ challenge ... Let's take a look at the gorgeous mood board they have up for the Coastal chic challenge!


They are mixing it up this month!  The criteria is to use kraft + the sketch + the colors.  You can add black and white as well, and it doesn't has to be a beach related layout.

My heart is happy to share my take on this challenge with you ...

 Product:  Kraft cardstock, Bo Bunny Felicity pattern paper and Pearlescents, Prima stamps & flowers, Fabscraps chipboard, Leave and corner punches, Faber Castell gelatos, Heartfelt Creation leave dies.


I first heat embossed the chipboard with clear embossing powder, then I added pearlescents to it ... I am loving the end result!






Now I am off the clean my studio ... wish me luck!!

Hugs,


He's all Boy! - Stuck Sketches

I am happy to share with you my take on the February 1st sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches.  Except for the splatters (oh why did I do that!!!!) I am so, so happy with this one!  I tried some new techniques and tried a different style than what I normally do, but I am very  happy with the end result!  Let's take a look at the sketch as well as what I created ...

Products:  Simple Stories So Rad collection, edge punch, WRMK twine, Faber Castell gelatos

I hand-stitched the triangle and then painted them with gelatos mixed with a little bit of water, just to add some more color to the page. 


I layered different border punched edges over each other for added interest.


All the details are on the Stuck?! blog, if you want to play along!

Hugs,



Monday, February 6, 2017

Toot Toot!!

I am so happy to report that some of my work was featured on the challenge blogs that I played along with last month.  Since I've been MIA from creating and playing along with challenges ... this is super exciting for me!!

Thank you White with 1 for featuring this layout on your blog!


And thank you Kraft+ for picking my project as the winner for the International category!


If you are into challenge sites, be sure to check the new February challenges on these sites.  If you have a favorite challenge site, please leave me a comment and tell me your favorite ... I would love to to play along with a few more!

Happy crafting!!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Creating just for fun!

Hello All!  I wanted to just pop-in and share a layout I created just because!  No challenge, no sketch, no specific products ... and here is the result!


Some more photos from our "girls only" :-) trip to Asia.  These photos are from a dinner at one of the most beautiful restaurants we visited!  Beautiful gardens with waterfall, exotic flowers and exquisite food ... definitely a highlight for me!!




I used mostly the Treasured Moments collection from Kaisercraft and the chipboard for the title from Fabscraps.  I added some gold paint touches to highlight a few embellishments just to add a little bit of sparkle!

I am busy with a few challenge site projects ... and I have my eye on a  DT call that are currently out.  I really want to submit an application, so I see some creating in my immediate future!  What are you up to?

Thanks so much for visiting!  I would love for you to leave me a note!

Hugs,