October 30, 2012

Eclectic Paperie Blog hop with Wendy Vecchi!

Hi friends and welcome to the Make Art blog hop featuring art from the eTeam and special guest, Wendy Vecchi!  I am so excited to be participating in a hop with Wendy.  She has shared her products with us and you get to see different and unique styles using Studio 490 product.

During the hop, the eP team is going to be sharing the projects that we created using Studio 490 products.  The eTeam is wonderful group of talented women, each with our own style.  Some of us are clean and simple card makers, others love scrapbooking, and still others are drawn to altered art and mixed media projects.  The goal of this hop is to bring each each designer and their favorite mediums together and share with you how we used the products through individual styles.

But, that's not all...eclectic Paperie is also offering a few specials during the hop.

Go to the eclectic Paperie blog to see all the offerings. During the blog hop, comment on each blog and you'll be entered into a drawing for a prize package worth $50.00.  Also, check out the Facebook page and a winner will be chosen from there too.

Here is what I created using a mix of Authentique Papers, Farmhouse Paper Company's product and Studio 490 goodies.  Which all can be purchased at eclectic Paperie's site.

I love creating layouts.  On this "life is short" 12x12 layout, I used a 6x6 paper pad from Farmhouse Paper Company.  I created my design on cream cardstock.  I decided on my color pallet once I selected my photo.  I wanted to use the Studio 490 heart so I brought more hearts in through punches and dies that I had on hand.  With a little Washi tape, hand-journaling and machine stitching, I felt the layout was complete.  Below are some close ups of the details!

Roman + Mamut was created using Authentique's "original" collection.  The blues helped highlight the blue is my handsome boys eyes!  I covered Studio 490's "Favorite Flowers" with a polka dot print and adhered them using zip dry.  Although these items are a little thicker than cardboard, they are not too heavy on this page payout.  I added them around the layout for balance and  paper pieced until I achieved the look I wanted.  Notice the old train ticket?  To highlight my favorite photo, I added a polaroid frame and inked a star from Studio 490.  

Thank you for stopping by my blog on such and excited day.  Head on over the the following blogs and leave your comments!


October 27, 2012

Eclectic Paperie Blog Hop!

Come join me and several others on a blog hop for Eclectic Paperie  featuring Wendy Vecchi!  It will be fun so you don't wanna miss it.  Plus, they are giving away some prizes for those of you who comment on each blog!  Mark your calendars.......Tuesday October 30th!

See you there!

October 26, 2012

Apple of my Eye

It is warm enough to wear t-shirts yet cool enough to harvest apples.  The farm stands should weigh you before you go in and after you come out to get an idea of how many apples one can eat in such a short period of time.  I wanted to share with you a layout I created using Sugar Hill from Farmhouse paper company.  You know, the company I DESIGN FOR!!!  I chose papers from both the Fall and Autumn 12x12 paper packs.  I wanted mostly greens and reds to go with my apple theme.  I think next I'll do an orange theme with pumpkins!  I also grabbed chipboard pieces from both the Autumn and Fall packs.  Without a doubt, I needed to use the "eaten" apple sticker.  Throw in some twine, cardstock and a little machine stitching and voila!  Oh, and don't forget a homemade polaroid frame made from patterned paper from the collection!

I just can't help it, here is the instagrammed version!  I heart instagram!

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October 23, 2012


I have been busy creating some cards with My Mind's Eye's Miss Caroline - Fiddlesticks collection.  Wow, that was a mouthful.  

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October 17, 2012


My nieces were here last week.  I picked them up in Boston and they stayed with me for the night then we headed to Maine for their mom's wedding.  Roman was so excited that they were coming and acted really shy when they first got here.  It was hard for him to communicate in person but not through text.  He was able to spend 5 days with his cousins and was completely depressed when we left Sunday morning.  This is the text between him and Felicia the morning that we left.  WARNING:  it is heartbreaking.

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October 16, 2012

Wedding ready!

My sister was soon to be married and we found this shirt at Children's Place.  He had to wear it to school.  I love the alphabet paper that went well with my second grader. The #7 brad could not of been any more perfect since he is 7.  I loved this color pallet.  FYI, he did not wear this to the wedding although he would have of he could have!

This was created using the September Kit from Studio Calico - Central High.

And of course, this is it Instagrammed!


October 15, 2012

Whale Watchers

Two days before school started, we decided to head out to the ocean with some friends of ours and go Whale Watching.  We didn't see them doing acrobats like I have seen on TV but they were still beautiful and we had fun together.  Here is a layout I created using Studio Calico's September kit - Central High.  I adore the bright colors of the papers in this collection to brighten the darkness of the ocean photos.  The splash of bright blue, yellow, red and green really help my photos pop.

And...... look what Instagram does to photos.  I am soooooo addicted.

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October 10, 2012

I am so excited!  I just won a contest along with two other people, over at Carta Bella!  Here is a link to their facebook page!  Next week they are going to highlight the projects!


October 1, 2012

Happy Halloween

Fall is my favorite time of the year.  I love driving and seeing all the colors that nature has to offer.  I also love pumpkins, corn stalk and skeletons!  Carta Bella produced this really cool line, even the name is cool......All Hallow's Eve.  I love it and found it easy to work with.  I love the skeletons that were throughout the line.  Here is my favorite piece of paper!

Here is a layout I made with all the scraps.

Happy Halloween.