Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Project 52 Week 14- Journey in Weight Loss

I really enjoy the blocked look of my pages, especially with all the beautiful papers made by Brine Designs.  It's too hard to pick just one or two, but this way I can use them all (and even repeat my favorites).  This is my first page using the April Collection.  I love the colors WOW!!!

Here's my page:

And here's what I used:

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Happy Place by Jen Yurko & Joyful Heart Designs

Jen Yurko was my designer partner at Ginger Scraps for April.  I adore Jen.  She's extremely talented.  She has a very unique style that you just won't find any where else and her prices have always been very fair.  I hope you'll take a moment to check out her store, ya know she's now exclusive to Ginger Scraps!!

Here's the page I made:

And here's what I used to make it:

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Easy to Start Vol. 9 Templates from Camomile Designs

I love templates, what can I say?  I'm a sucker for them.  But what's more?  I've recently realized the joy I get from manipulating templates to make them just the way I want them.  I've been doing this for a while, but only recently realized how much freedom there really is in a template.  Like this template by Camomile Designs... I love the layout, but I wanted my pictures to be bigger,  to take up more of the page, to really be the focus.  So I just made everything a little bigger and got exactly what I wanted and I LOVE it!

Here's what I made:

And here's what I used to make it:

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Smart Little Cookies by eNKay Designs

I'm so excited to tell you that Nathalie, of eNKay Designs has a brand new kit out.  She's been a bit busy with personal stuff, so it's been a while, but when she puts out a new kit, it's worth the wait.  This kit was one that I didn't have a picture for because I don't have kids and it's been a hundred years since I've been in school.  But I loved the kit at first site and knew I was going to use it, I would just have to stretch my imagination.  So I did. This kit inspired me to get a fun picture of Morpheus that otherwise would not have happened.

Here's my page:

And here's what I used to make it:

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bee Yourself by Finecrafted Designs

I always have so much fun playing with Evelyn's kits (Finecrafted Designs).  I never lack for inspiration when her kits come knocking on my door : )  Bee Yourself is a fun little kit with so many great bits and pieces related to bees and honey and I thought it was perfect for a play on words.  I used this kit to make my page for the Art Journal Caravan, Itinerary #15, it worked great for the quote of the week.

Here's my page:

And here's the kit:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Project 52 Week 13- Journey in Weight Loss

For this week's page I went back to a February template and used the papers from March to make my page.  I LOVE the simple design of this template and will probably use it many more times.  I like the big picture and the shots of color with all the white space.  Perfect for me : )

Here's my page:

Here's what I used to make it:

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Whimsy Fun by Binty Designs

You may remember, last week I mentioned my new Creative Team, Bits 2 Kits.  I was assigned to do 2 layouts for Binty Designs and posted my first one at that time.  I'm now back to post my second layout and I must say, I've really enjoyed working with Binty's designs, she's a very talented designer and I love her bright colors it's really given my pages a different feel.

Here's what I made this week:

And here's what I used to make it:

Sunday, April 15, 2012

In the Kitchen by Inspired Designs

My recipe book is out of control!  I can never find what I'm looking for, it's beyond frustrating!  It's so bad, even my husband complains about it and he doesn't even use my recipes!  So, I finally decided that it's time to start taking control.  I'm only going to scrap my favorite recipes though.  I recently found this delicious recipe for meatloaf with oats.  We had it a couple times and decided it would be one for the book!

Here's my page:

And here's what I used to make it

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Splash of Happyness by Camomile Designs

That's right, I've joined another new Creative Team!!  I finally feel that my creative plate is full, no more searching.  I'm excited to be a part of Camomile Designs Creative Team!!!  She has bright cheerful kits and her templates are also in line with my new style that focuses more on photos.

Here's my first page

And here's the kit I used

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Everyday Templates Vol 2 by Binty Designs

I've recently discovered a fun new store called Bits 2 Kits and was accepted to their Creative Team.  It's a unique little store with lots of fun scrapbooking supplies just waiting to be taken home.  Every 2 weeks I'm assigned a new designer to work with, which is a lot of fun, because many of the designers there are new to me. For the first 2 weeks of April I'm assigned to Binty Designs.

Here's my page

And here's what I used

Monday, April 9, 2012

Project 52 Week 11- Journey in Weight Loss

This week I decided not to use a template for my page.  I had an idea in my head that I wanted to use and didn't see how I could "alter" any of the available templates to make what was in my head.  So I used the papers, ribbons and flowers that went with the March theme and I think it turned out pretty nice.

Here's my page

And here's what I used

Feelin' Groovy by Craft-tastrophic Designs and Joyful Heart Designs

Craft-tastrophic Designs was my Designer Partner at GingerScraps for March.  She has some really fun stuff in her store, I hope you'll check it out.  I chose to work with a collaboration kit she did with Joyful Heart Designs called Feelin' Groovy.  I absolutely love this kit!  It's fun and funky and as my husband would say "It's Carolyn-esque" LOL.  I decided that I would make a page for my quote book using this kit, it was perfect for the quote I was working with in the Art Journal Caravan.

Here's my page

And here's the kit

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Movie Night Bundle by Angelle Designs

I'm so very excited to have joined a new Creative Team!!!  The designer's name is Angelle Designs and she is very very talented.  I was first drawn to her because of her templates with the big photo holes, which is what I've been shifting my style to more and more.  Then I realized that her kits are pretty special too.  I love the new Movie Night Bundle, it's available over at Zig Sag Scraps and currently on sale for $8.  Grab it quick.

Here's the page I made

And here's the bundle

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Hopscotch- GingerScraps Buffet

Each month the designers over at GingerScraps put out a collection of mini kits to match a predetermined theme and color pallet.  April's collection is called "Happy Hopscotch" and it's adorable!!  You can see the full collection HERE.  Each mini kit is $2 or less.  What a deal!!

Here's what I made:

And here's what I used:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Paper Dolls by Crowabout StudioB

I always have so much fun playing with Nancy's designs.  Her latest is Paper Dolls and can be found over at Deviant Scrap (where she fits in like a peach).

Here's the page I made:

And here's the kit: