Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Inspiration of the Week @ Let's Scrap

What a surprise to see that this little card . . .

Products:  Graphics 45
was chosen over at Let's Scrap as Inspiration of the Week!!  Thanks Miss Charlotte van Wyk . . . you really made my day!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Inspired Blueprints - #83 & 84

Hi Everyone!

I can't believe how much time went by since my last post!!  My MIL had an operation 2 weeks ago and ended up with complication in ICU . . . crazy, hectic days went by, but THANKFULLY she has recovered well and has been released from ICU, although she is still in hospital!

With all the craziness I forgot to upload my take on sketch #83 over at Inspired Blueprints!  Here's a look at my layout and the sketch . . .

Sketch #83

Products - MME, Fabscraps, Martha Stewart
And with the new sketch up and running I quickly wanted to share my take on #84 as well!  I have to say this sketch I love!  It was so easy to create with it, and have so many different interpretations . . . just go have a look at the IB gallery . . . you'll be amazed!!

Here is sketch #84 and my project . . .

Sketch #84

Products:  Teresa Collins, American Crafts
I have used one of my old time FAVORITE paper collections for this layout.  In my book, Teresa Collins could not have designed a more beautiful collection of paper and embellishments to help you TELL YOUR STORY.  I'm so happy with the way this page turned out, although the colors on here are way off . . . I think I need to re-take photos of this page!!

Hop on over to the IB  blog and see what the DT created with #84!!

Happy Monday!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Colorful Creations - Creative Monthly Project

I FINALLY had some time to scrap!!  I can't tell you how good it feels to just sit down and create!!  I need to find a routine and make time to scrap everyday . . . I missed it so much!!

Brandi has a fun event at Colorful Creations this month!  Create any Valentine's project . . . as long as it has a V-day theme or a love theme, and it may not be a layout or card!!  That's the only rules she has!!  I wasn't sure what I wanted to create and then I spotted these cute mailboxes on the Silhouette store and my mind was made up!!  Here's what I created using Bo Bunny's Love Letters collection and a Lori Whitlock cutting file . . .

The cutting file are on sale at the Silhouette Online Store and it was so easy to assemble and looks very cute!!  I'm going to fill it up with my hubby's favorite candy and give it to him, with a little note, on V-day.  And I think I need to make another one for my son . . . He would love it . . . especially the candy!!

I hope you find time to create today!!  I'm off to get my hair done . . . Have a great day!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Inspired Blueprints - Sketch #82

This weeks sketch is up and running at Inspired Blueprints!  Here's my take on it . . .

Products:  Authentique, Tim Holtz, MFT, Sizzix, EK Success, AC
 I stuck pretty close to the sketch . . .

Inspired Blueprints #82
And some close-up's . . .

I can't wait to see what you do with the sketch!!  Have fun creating!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Our Home!!

It's now a month since we set foot on South African soil . . . and it's been a busy month!!!  I'm so not complaining, because this is what I've missed while living abroad!  I missed the mundane and everyday stuff !!  Since this was such a busy month . . . I don't have a lot of scrappy goodness to share with you, and I LOVE how our home renovations are turning out, I thought I'll share a little bit of our home with you!

First let me just say, in no way am I an expert on home decorating, I don't even think I'm any good at it, but I love that the rooms are turning out into spaces we love, and to me that's important.  The first room I want to share, is the main bedroom.  I need a stronger word than "love" to share how I feel about this space my hubby and I share.  I shared a little while ago the colors I chosen, but let me show you today where the inspiration from this room came from.

I found these boxes and books in Saudi not long before we left and I instantly knew this is what I want to use in our room.  Here is what we did with the room . . .

I know this isn't the best photo, but I wanted to give you an overall look of our bedroom!  The room get lots of afternoon light and plenty of sun!  Here are a few details . . .

I finished the wall art today . . .  and yes I know it's not straight, but it's hard to get it straight when your alone :-)!!  I found this quote on Pinterest and my DH and I both loved it.  I used my Silhouette Cameo and vinyl for this.  I had so much fun with this and planning on doing another quote on my dinning room wall!

Some more word art against one of the walls . . .

My dresser and the altered chipboard piece I shared in a previous post . . . still loving it!!

I bought this dressform a few years ago and the larger one in the bottom photo I bought last year August . . . not really knowing what I want to do with it, but now it has a home in my bedroom . .  .

Tomorrow I'll share the dinning room . . . which also doubles as my scrap space with you!

Happy Wednesday!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

My first challenge @ Colorful Creations

It's a new month with new challenges at  Colorful Creations . . . and for the first time I'm hosting a challenge!!    I kept it easy and fun, and the best thing is you've got a MONTH to complete and upload your layout to the Colorful Creations gallery.

You can see all the details for the challenge HERE!!

Just to make you curios . . . here's a look at what I create for this challenge . . .

One lucky lady who plays along will receive a FAB gift from me . . . just because I feel generous and to celebrate my first challenge at Colorful Creations!!

Hope to see you there!!