Tuesday, July 27, 2010

friday (twenty)five #32

as promised, i attempt to make up for my recent (and upcoming) blog neglect by sharing a whole bunch of my cha preview & new release favorites all at once in the form of a hearty "friday (twenty)five."

friday (twenty)five #32

01. crate paper "restoration" doilie paper 02. dear lizzy "enchanted" flower brads 03. mme "alphabet soup" music note paper 04. echo park "life is good" paper collection (i think this will combine perfectly with cp's "restoration!") 05. cosmo cricket "togetherness" chip shapes 06. webster's pages whimsies (dying over these colors!) 07. american crafts "max" alphabet stamps 08. basic grey "wander" papers 09. ranger distress stickles round 2 (crushed olive! pumice stone! chipped sapphire! forest moss!) 10. tattered angels "apple" glimmer mist (this will be on everything porous i own) 11. cosmo cricket "togetherness" bird paper 12. american crafts "bones" illustrated thickers 13. jillibean soup "past fagioli - italian seasoning" paper (i want to line the back of our kitchen cabinets in this!) 14. crate paper "school spirit- report card" paper 15. cosmo cricket yellow "tiny type" alpha stickers 16. studio calico "mister hueys" basics (white & cream are opaque!!!) 17. ek success "doilie" & "cupcake" border punches (the cupcakes are very "hello kitty" to me) 18. imaginisce "cottage christmas" (love pink in a christmas line) 19. american crafts "heart" puffy thickers (love a good tall skinny font!) 20. mme "i believe" papers 21. basic grey "jovial" collection (love the pretty black backgrounds for a christmas line!) 22. american crafts "stroll" glazed chipboard thickers (their glazed thickers are way shinier in person, love) 23. october afternoons "campfire" collection 24. we r memory keepers "sew easy" paper piercing stitch tool (i may finally start stitching on paper as much as i want to!!!) 25. mme "blackbird" chip characters

Thursday, July 22, 2010

hot summer nights mix

this mix morphed into a weird kind of combo of a summer version of "house party hopes" and a "plaid at heart" summer edition. i've been listening to it a ton though, the transitions aren't all perfect, but you should give it a try anyway.

summer nights mix

obviously i've been a horrible blogger, but the pre-move in to do list is insane and it's that crazy time of year at work where we're doing summer, halloween and christmas all at one time. total insanity, even if it is all the good kind. so, i'll be posting a super meaty friday (twenty)five tomorrow and probably an unpacking mix monday and then i'll take a little move-in-blog-break until august 11th. see you tomorrow!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


as in three quick layouts to share, and yes, 2 of them are partially titled "3".

"sea bright"
here's my layout for this month's sketch flyer at the store. i used a whole ton of the new "heat wave" collection from american crafts. you can't really tell in the picture, but the wave paper and little details of the ice creams are a really nice sealed in glitter that's really fun.

"sea bright" flap open
i also used their new 4x6" flap protectors to add a little flip book of additional pictures to my layout on the outside of the page protector (the brads go through the flaps, front of the protector & layout) i'll definitely be using these again soon. they'd be a great way to add less public journaling, extra photos, track listings, little bits of travel memorabilia or just about anything else.

"3 girls conquer brooklyn bridge"
i used a combination of basic grey's new "olivia" and crate papers "paper doll" for this guy. i have scrapped some of the pictures from our little bridge photo shoot in the past, but i kind of can't get enough of them. it's way more flowery than i normally go, but i really love the pops of chartreuse and teal counteracting the girliness just a little bit.

"3 kool kats"

i know, i know another layout with "3" in the title, but it just kind of worked out that way. i thought i'd document the 3 kitties before they are split up (milo & annabelle are coming with me and the boy). i used the newest studio calico sketch for this one and just extended it to a 12x12" rather than an 8.5x11" i love the teal and burnt orange together in basic grey's "max & whiskers" collection so i leaned heavily on that part of color palette. it was fun to use some theme-y paper for once. : ) and i love, love, love the pulled thread look of this background paper.

Friday, July 2, 2010

friday five #31

friday five #31

01. wallpaper calendars - i've been using online calendars as my desktop since i got the macbook and this month there is so many good ones to choose from i'm putting them on rotation! currently using the one mike perry designed for design sponge. it seemed appropriate considering the impending move. next up; free people's and then wild olive's "diminutive feather."

02. kudu-lah critters - my pretty much friend/friend of a best shared these awesome little mason jar inhabiting creatures on facebook this week, she just put three really adorable ones in her new little muffin's nursery! there are 12 of them total, but i think i'm going to go with quadropus, squppy & of course, shark jr. thanks for the hot tip meredith!

03. andrew bannecker - this guy has been popping up all over my google reader lately, via all kinds of inspiring people i love so i thought i'd give his stuff a look. i have definitely found a new artist/illustrator (what's the difference sometimes) to add to my faves! that piece up there, "no turning back" would be loverly in my scrappy/crafty room! i'm also really into, "28 inches of fiery fury" and these new everyday creatures.

04. "timber" fabric - i happened upon this new fabric collection from jessica levit and fell in love. so deeply in love that i've half convinced myself that i'm going to make my own curtain for the crafty/scrappy room. i'm thinking of blue magnolia bird with a strip of these brown maple seedling helicopters at the bottom. i love her patterns and the concept of the little birds nests as the flower! so cute!

05. bloomers - after falling in love with american crafts' version of these flowery trims with the "dear lizzy spring" collection i was obviously dying when i saw these from websters pages! the color combo alone is enough to make me drool! we just ordered the multi-card for the store and i can't wait to get my mitts on them!