Thursday, July 25, 2013

Updates and Changes

Wow...2 months since I posted. Sheesh, life gets in the way, eh?

Yes, a lot has been going on and I have been altering my course along the way. I returned to work earlier this spring and quickly found that I just didn't have enough time for my scrapbooking pursuits, including my Creative Memories business and the local crops I helped to organize and host. Around the same time, CM filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. Although they are trying to regroup, if they continue the company will look completely different and I have decided that I will not be part of it.

As for the blog, this will be my last post, (well, I have left and returned to this blog before, so I guess I should never say never!) but I will leave the blog online in case you find any of the archived posts helpful. I may consider moving the content over to a more general blog as I do enjoy writing and posting about life with my boys, crafts and home projects. If I do transfer things over, I will make sure to post a pointer to the new location.

So I'll leave you for now with my last layout for Scrap It With A Song today. The final song inspiration? "So What" by Pink! I love this song...it always gets me singing along and channeling my inner rocker bad-girl! On our recent vacation, my 8 year old son channeled HIS inner rocker when he grabbed his dad's cool Ray Bans and showed us some rocking attitude! He was mimicking the photos of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Beatles and other classic rockers that lined the walls of a great little restaurant in Oregon that we visited while on vacation. Since we just got back from our holidays I haven't had time yet to print photos and create a traditional layout, so thank goodness for digital scrapping:



Storybook Creator 4.0 Software &
"Some Kind of Wonderful" Digital Art Kit both by Creative Memories

Make sure you hop over to SIWAS to see all the layouts inspired by the song and be sure to play along by posting your own layouts! Thanks to SIWAS for letting me be a part of a great group of gals...I had lots of fun with the challenges. Good luck to the new admin and design team!

And, thanks to you for visiting my blog. I always enjoyed posting and sharing with you, and was gratified to see my blog traffic increase and receive your emails and comments. Perhaps we'll meet in blogland again sometime. Until then, take care and happy scrapbooking!


Sunday, May 19, 2013

May SOTM

Life has been crazy and unfortunately for me (as for many of you) scrapbooking is often the first thing that gets put on the back burner when other things pop up. I never did get the SOTM up for April, so it has now become May's Sketch of the Month - and late in May at that!

I am enjoying the challenge of coming up with layouts based on my easy 1-2-3 Formula...a layout that uses 1 piece of double-sided patterned paper, 2 pieces of cardstock and only 3 cuts! This month's sketch is a grid-style format with 4 x 6 photos interspersed with 4 x 6 blocks of paper.



And here's my layout based on the sketch...



This is a great layout for using up a lot of 4 x 6 photos in landscape mode. I seem to have a lot of these because I often forgot to turn my camera to portrait orientation. The photos in my layout are from a car show we attended last summer and every single picture I took that day was in landscape orientation!

I used two sheets of gray cardstock as my base along with one sheet of subtly patterned green/arrow striped paper from CM's It's a Boy! Stack Pack.


I love this pack because it's not JUST for baby boys. The colors and patterns are so cool and can be used for so many different layouts (like with the cars above). Two pages of die-cuts are included in the stack pack and coordinating embossed cardstock, stickers and photo mats are also available.

Here is the cutting diagram for the layout. After you make your three cuts you'll have a 4 x 12 piece of paper leftover that you can use to cut your title letters or punch shapes from. To complete my own layout I trimmed a couple of 1/4' strips from this leftover piece to add as a "ribbon" feature above the top row of pictures and paper blocks. Then I cut my title letters freehand after simply drawing them on the leftover paper and punched the stars with a retired CM punch. A few dots with my journaling pen echoed the dots on the patterned paper and polished off the layout.




Remember, the magic of these 1-2-3 layouts is in the double sided paper...after cutting you simply flip over some of the pieces to perform double duty and add extra interest to your page.

If you use the sketch to make a layout and share it on your blog, please include a link in the comment section below so we can see what you did with it! I hope you have some fun scrapbooking with this sketch this month!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Soak Up the Sun

I think Spring finally has a good hold here in Calgary and Summer is just around the corner! We've been enjoying great weather and warm sunny days this week!

During May we are being inspired by the weather over at the Scrap It With A Song blog, and this week the Rock Chicks used Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow as our jumping off point.

I took this photo of hubby and my younger son Sam a few years back as they watched my older son Grayson on a ride at our local amusement park. But, they appear to have their faces lifted to enjoy the warming rays of the sun! Either way, I love to "soak up" photos of these guys...I can't get enough of Sam's chubby cheeks!


Summer 2012 Customer Appreciation and Sweet Spring Baby Digital Kits
Fonts: Cooper Black and LD Dabble
 
 
Have a great day...hope you can soak up some sun wherever you are!
 

 

Foolish Games

Whoah...I seem to have lost a lot of time, energy and mojo lately! But I have another layout over at the Scrap It With a Song blog and to share with you here!

We are finishing up with the April Fools theme with the song, "Foolish Games" by Jewel. I took inspiration from the title of the song, although my happy layout certainly doesn't reflect the theme of relationship angst in the song!

Here's the back story:  my youngest son Sam has Autism Spectrum Disorder and one of the things he (and many kiddos with Autism) has trouble with is engaging with others in imaginative and pretend play. As part of his therapy we had a play therapist come to our home every weekday for about seven months. Her job was to play! Some days were better than others, but Sam definitely made gains in his play skills (yes, believe it or not, play does involve skills!) and we have seen an improvement in his desire to engage with others (as opposed to playing alone).

I had snapped a few photos of Amy and Sam playing, knowing that I would want to document this phase of his therapy. The title of our inspiration song - "Foolish Games" - made me think of some of the silly games we played. I found these photos with bright happy colors and created this digital layout...

Papers, Alphas and Embellishments - Just Fun Digital Kit (retired)
Ribbon Embellishments - Holidazzle Digital Kit
Font - Segoe Print
Software - Storybook Creator 4.0 by Creative Memories


Make sure you hop over to SIWAS to see all the other takes on the song by the other awesome Design Team members! (And don't forget to upload your creations inspired by any of this month's songs.)



Thursday, April 11, 2013

Love me, Love me!

We have a new song challenge up today over at Scrap It With A Song - Lovefool by the Cardigans. So cool!

I took inspiration from the first line in the chorus of the song - "Love me love me, say that you love me" to go with some great pics of Shane and I taken just before Christmas by Deanna Mae Photography. These photos didn't make the Christmas Card cut (since we chose one with the whole family!) so I thought they deserved a special layout to showcase them.


Digital Artwork: Be Merry, Fun Winter
All Creative Memories

Head on over to SIWAS to see other fabulous inspiration from the design team and get some inspiration to play along with any of our "foolish" songs this month!





Friday, March 22, 2013

New SIWAS DT Layout

I have a new layout up at the Scrap It With A Song blog today! Our theme of colorful songs this month continues with a classic - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Judy Garland.

Its one of those songs that you know all the lyrics to and and you find yourself humming or singing to yourself every now and then. I love how timeless this song is. It was originally written for the movie "The Wizard of Oz" in 1939, won an academy award and became Garland's signature song. Over the years it's been re-recorded by many artists, and a ukelele version by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole has become super popular and been used in a variety of soundtracks in recent years.

As I was looking through pics to get started on my layout, I came across several photos from one of our off-roading trips from last summer. We had reached a beautiful meadow at the summit of a trail and we got out to enjoy the view. The sky was so vast and blue and I snapped photos of the boys racing across the meadow with the sky stretching endlessly in the background. When I saw the photos, I immediately thought of the lyrics from the song "...skies are blue", and used that as my title.


I used products from the brand new Candy Shop Power Palette for this layout. I love how the bright colors in the patterned papers, journal box, alpha stickers and epoxy stickers that I chose from the huge variety in the collection work with the green grass, bright blue sky and colors in my boys shirts!

Make sure to drop by Scrap it With a Song and see all the layouts by the design team that were inspired by this song. And if you play along and post one of your own layouts, link up by March 31st to win a chance to be a guest designer on SIWAS in May! Good luck!



Friday, March 15, 2013

March Sketch of the Month

I'm a little bit late getting this month's sketch posted, but I'm a little bit late with everything this month it seems!

I have heard from quite a few ladies in my customer base that have enjoyed using these sketches, but I haven't had any link-ups yet.  I probably need more followers to get some responses, but I'm not going to worry too much about it. For now, I'll just keep posting sketches and tips and enjoy hearing back from those of you who use them! (Psst...that's a hint that I would love a few comments!)

This month I worked a little differently. My scrap space is going through a major overhaul...I am moving furniture and bringing in additional storage and possibly painting, so most of my traditional scrapbook supplies are currently packed up. I usually create the SOTM digitally using Storybook Creator 4.0, but this month I created the sample digitally as well.

The sketch is a two page spread with space for six(!) 4 x 6 photos, title, embellishments and journaling. Once again you can create it using my quick 1-2-3 method...1 piece of double sided patterned paper, 2 pieces of cardstock for the base and only 3 cuts (or in this case, 2 punches and one cut!)




I didn't provide a cutting diagram this month because when you cut or trim border pieces, you will have a different amount of wastage depending on the type of border maker you use, so here are some quick general directions instead:

1) Take your 12 x 12 piece of patterned paper and punch or cut a 12" decorative border. Trim the border down to about 1" wide. Repeat to create second border.

2) Cut your remaining piece of patterned paper (which will be approximately 10 x 12") in half to make two strips measuring  about 5x 12" each.

3) You now have two borders and two strips. Decide which side of the double-sided paper you will place up for the strips (dominant) and then turn your borders over to reveal the other pattern (accent).

4) Place one border and strip vertically along the left edge of the first piece of cardstock, and the second border and strip horizontally along the bottom edge of the second piece of cardstock as shown in the sketch.

5) Add photos, a title and maybe a few cute embellishments to finish it off.


You get so much mileage from just one piece of double sided paper using this 1-2-3 method.

For the sample layout above I used a free digital kit from Creative Memories that I would love to pass on to you. CM has created four "Customer Appreciation" seasonal paper and embellishment kits for use with the Storybook Creator 4.0. I used the Spring kit here, but all four sets are equally cute! And when you purchase the Storybook Creator 4.0 DVD or download the digital copy , I will send you these digital freebies to help you get started with your digital scrapbooking!

Speaking of digital freebies....don't forget to check out the CM digital blog every Friday to snag some freebies. Today's freebies are super cute and feature artwork that matches the new Candy Shop Power Palette! Check out all the digital freebies here and have fun adding to your digital collection!

Preview_03_15_2013


I plan on getting my scrap space finished this weekend..what scrappy projects do you have going on? Whatever you have planned...enjoy!





Thursday, March 07, 2013

Just You & Me

Sheesh...2 weeks since I last posted? Where does the time go?!

I have a new layout up today over at Scrap It With A Song. This month we are playing with color-themed songs, and the Rock Chicks were given the song, "Lady In Red" by Chris DeBurgh. Love this song...I remember it as "the" slow song at many a High School Dance!

I knew I didn't have any photos that could be used in a literal way (ie: no pics of ladies actually wearing red!) so I took a closer look at the lyrics. The phrase "There's nobody here, it's just you and me. It's where I want to be" resonated with me and reminded me so much of our wedding...Shane and I went off to Jamaica to get married without any other family members. It truly was just him and I and we were so happy to have done it that way. This photo was taken by a friendly bystander at our wedding dinner overlooking the beautiful Caribbean Sea.



I am in the middle of revamping my scrap space and didn't have access to my tools and paper, so I decided to work digitally this week. The layout was created using Creative Memories Storybook Creator 4.0 software with the Cottage Garden Digital Kit and a word art embellishment from the Reflections Digital Power Palette. I edited the original picture to a sepia tone to work better with the vintage style and colors of the digital papers and embellishments in this kit.

Make sure to head on over to Scrap It With A Song and take a look at all the other DT layouts...they are just lovely! And don't forget we want to see your take on any of the songs on our March playlist...just upload your layout by March 31st.

I'll have a new Sketch of the Month up for you in the next day or so...I promise it won't be two weeks before I post it!


Thursday, February 21, 2013

We Belong

I have a new layout up over at Scrap It With A Song today to share with you!

February is all about love songs at SIWAS and this week the Rock Chicks were challenged to use "We Belong" by Pat Benatar as our inspiration! As a teen in the 80's I loved Pat Benatar (she was so cool!) and this song was always a favorite at dances as it seemed to capture the intensity of feeling we had for our high school romances!

I used some pics of Shane and I (from 5 years ago!) with the refrain from the song - "We Belong Together" - as the title.




I used papers, tags, sticker letters and paper ribbon from Creative Memories "Rugged" Power Palette (retired) for this layout to complement the outdoor setting of the photos.  But since there are no flower accents in this Power Palette, I thought I might try my hand at making some. I'm glad I did, because I love the way the ruffly flowers contrast with the masculine papers and textures!

The flowers were made by folding a scalloped border back onto it's centre and attaching some punched circles to hold the folds together. Here's a mini-tutorial for you.

1) Punch a 12" border using the Border Maker and the Scallop Stitch Cartridge


2) Hold one end in your left hand, and with your right hand fold the next segment of the scallop shape foward on a diagonal. The top edge of the border will start to curve into a rounded petal shape. Pinch the folds together with your left hand, and continue folding the scallops back onto themselves with your right hand.




3) Once you have completed a circle, trim off any remaining border on an angle and use a dab of adhesive or a glue dot to hold the first and last edges together, lining up the scalloped edges if you can to form the last petal. 



4) Circles are the magic that will hold these flowers folds together. I used a 1" circle punched from scrap paper as the base. I covered it with adhesive and pressed the flower down onto it. I added a smaller 3/4" circle to the top of the flower in the same way. This top circle also acts as the centre of the flower.  On the bigger flowers I layered another 1/2" punched circle on top for decoration only. 

Use lots of adhesive to the back of the circle base to add the the flowers to your layout for a pretty dimensional embellishment. (Note: You can make the flowers bigger or smaller  by varying the width of the border strip before you fold them. My larger flowers started with a strip that was 1 3/4" x 12". the smaller ones were 1" x 12" and 3/4" x 12".)



I hope you get a chance to try this easy and fun technique on a layout or card soon. Don't forget to pop over to Scrap It With a Song to see all the fabulous Design Team Layouts and add your own take on any of this months' song challenges!

Have a great day...



Saturday, February 16, 2013

February Layouts

Remember my 2013 Memory Keeping Goals? I am happy to report I am staying on track this month...especially when it comes to scrapbooking at least 10 personal pages!

When I am doing my personal pages for my albums (vs doing sample pages to showcase CM products and tools for the blog or for my customers) I allow myself a little leeway and enjoy using some products from other manufacturers (although I'll never use any other album than Creative Memories!) and I experiment with styles ranging from minimal to more decorative. Here are a few I've finished off this month.

SWING:

I used an old Workshop on the Go kit from Close to My Heart for this one - the collection was called "Lucky".  I followed the included layout suggestion pretty closely - there's no need to reinvent the wheel when you have a great layout already planned for you. I love CTMH's selection of  papers and workshop products and I love co-hosting our Calgary Crops events with Carla so I can get my CTMH products! The photos are from a couple of summers ago when we first installed the swing-set in our backyard.




SMILE:

This was a super fast layout! I pulled out these photos from my 2012 storage binder and knew right away I had paper to match some of the colors in Grayson's shirt (Old CM Bright Baby Boy collection). I had no sketch or layout in mind - I just moved things around for a few minutes until I had a design I liked. I trimmed a couple of strips and place them on white cardstock. One photo got adhered to a pre-made photo mat..the others got trimmed into squares. I used the pre-made journaling circle that was in the kit and then cut another circle the same size for balance. The title was a single cut on the Cricut using CM's Cheerful Seasons Cartridge. This one only took me 20 minutes, tops.





CAMP EVERGREEN:

I have a few go-to layouts that I use often when I have certain types of photos. Since I had several vertical photos from this particular Beaver camp, I knew I would line them all up in a row, place some pattered paper above and below them and leave some white space at one end for some visual breathing room. I used brown cardstock for the base and all other components came form the Rugged Power Palette (now discontinued). It always faster to make a layout when you have coordinating items in one place - I love power palettes!




I also did some Naked pages (tee hee - she said "naked"!) that I share with you another time so I can explain the Naked Page Philosophy to you.

I am thrilled that I have completed 8 pages in the first couple of weeks of the month. I plan on doing a few more this weekend (its a long weekend here in Alberta), and surpass my goal of 10 per month.

Are you working on scrapbook pages this weekend? Have fun!



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Last Minute Valentine Treats

I looked at the calendar yesterday morning and did a double-take..."whaddya mean it's February 12th? How did THAT happen?"

Well, I guess I've so been busy doing other projects (a few scrapbook layouts, which I'll share soon, and a major sort job on three Rubbermaid bins of photos from my parents house) that I hadn't even noticed V-Day was creeping up - yikes!

After seeing the date, I knew I better get my craft in gear and figure out something for the boys to take to school for their classmates. I made a quick trip to the local drug store and purchased Valentine Hershey Kisses and some Heart shaped lollipops to create treat baggies with toppers. Hey... not the most original idea, but I figured I could make 'em cute.



Yup - cute AND fast & easy. Here's what you need and what you need to do:

Materials:
  • Baggies and treats of your choice. (You can use sandwich, snack or other baggies. Mine were in my stash, but I think they were originally purchased from the dollar store.)
  • White and Red cardstock from your stash
  • Paper trimmer
  • Border Maker System with Scallop Stitch Cartridge (or other border punch)
  • Scallop Punch
  • Circle Maker
  • Heart Punch (I used a retired CM mini-heart punch)
  • Valentine themed stamps, ink and stamping block (I used the CM Stamp sets which are now retired, but you can use any heart/love themed stamps for your project.)
  • Regular and Dimensional adhesive

Directions:

1) Measure your baggies to determine the size of your topper. My bags were 4" across the top and I wanted about a 1.5" fold after the border was punched, so I trimmed and used a piece of 4" x 4" white paper for each baggie.

2) Use the Border Maker System and the Scallop Stitch cartridge to punch a decorative edge on both sides of the paper. Score in the middle to fold over top of the baggie.



3) Punch a Scallop circle from red cardstock. Stamp a ring of hearts using a stamping block and red ink ("Real Red" from Stampin' Up) onto the scalloped circle.



4) Punch a circle from white cardstock. Stamp a heart image or saying on the white circle.



5) Layer the white circle onto the red scallop circle using a foam square for a little pop. Set aside.



6) Fold your topper along the scored line and turn it over. Use a To/From stamp or simply write To/From on the back side.



7) Turn the topper over to decorate the front. Adhere one of the layered scalloped shapes to the left hand side, lining up with one of the border scallops.

8) Punch a small heart from your red cardstock scraps. Adhere this to the right hand side of the border. (You could also stamp a little red heart instead.)



9) Have you child fill in the "To" and "From" on the back side. (Or in Sammy's case, just draw all over it!)





10) Fold the finished topper over the top edge of the filled baggies and staple in place.



If you have lots of Valentine's to make its easiest to do them in assembly line fashion....cut all the white paper strips, then punch all the paper strips, then fold all the paper strips etc. If you do each step separately, you'll find it will take much longer. Once I decided on my design it took about an hour and 10 minutes to get 35 of these cut and assembled, then 15 minutes more when the boys came home from school to finish them off with names etc.

For the boys teachers I did something different, but still very fast and easy. Instead of treat bags, I thought I would give them some grown-up chocolate! I found little boxes of yummy Lindt Milk & White Chocolate Truffles at the drugstore, and although they were already packaged in Valentine themed boxes I decided to up the cute factor a little bit. I wrapped them in some pink/white/red striped cardstock, then added a white border punched with the same Scallop Stitch cartridge. I wrapped them with red and white baker's twine (Martha Stewart) then tied on a pink tag I punched with my Tag Maker. I added the same layered embellishment that went on the kids Valentines to the tag, and a few of the same little punched hearts to decorate the border. (Yeah...these were so easy I can't really called them crafts...it was more like fancy wrapping!)



I'm glad to be done just in time, but next year I'm putting "making school Valentines" on the calendar in January! If you're like me and have left it to the last minute...trust me, there's still time to whip up something sweet in time for tomorrow!

Happy Valentines Day!



Thursday, February 07, 2013

First Design Team Layout for SIWAS!

I am so excited - today there is new reveal over at Scrap It With A Song and it's my first time up as one of the Rock Chicks Design Team!

The song this week was Kelly Clarkson's "A Moment Like This"... her first single from waaaaay back when she won American Idol! And even though the song is perfect for a romantic themed layout (which is our theme this month at SIWAS), I knew it would be a great song to use as inspiration for some baby photos of my younger son Sam. We tried for a long time to have a second child, and when Sam did finally arrive, it was as if a lifetime's wait was over.


I had these beautiful newborn shots taken by my talented friend Tracy MacLeod (sorry she doesn't have a website) that I have been wanting to scrap for awhile now. I used our Reflections Power Palette - the turquoise, yellowy-green and pale gray created such a soft color scheme - perfect for these photos! I punched the border with the Scallop Stitch Border Maker Cartridge for below the main background paper, and added a strip of Paper Ribbon (from the Power Palette kit) above it. The letters were cut from the photos mats (also in the Power Palette kit) using the two different fonts on the Divine Wedding Cricut Cartridge. I finished the layout off by adding my journaling along with some Epoxy Gems from the Enchanted Power Palette. Here are a couple of detail shots in which you can see the beautiful, subtle patterns of the papers and the gems a little bit more clearly.





I loved working on this layout and I can't wait for the next Rock Chicks challenge in two weeks! I'd love to hear your comments and make sure to check out all the great DT layouts here. If you play along with this challenge, make sure to upload your layout based on this song by the end of February!

Have a great day!





PS...I'm also super excited today to start the "Finding Photo Freedom" Class with Stacy Julian over at Big Picture Classes! I can't wait to get back into my system and tweak it to make it work even better! It's not too late to join the class...visit this page for all the details!

Monday, February 04, 2013

February SOTM

A new month means it's time for a new Sketch of the Month (SOTM)!

Each month this year I will be providing you with a new sketch you can use for inspiration, and of course I'd love to see what you come up with! If you have a blog, you can post your finished layout on your blog and link up to the post using the linky tool at the bottom of this post. No blog? No problem! Simply email me a jpg of your layout! All layouts linked or emailed will be entered into the random draw at the end of the month.

This month I thought I would give you a 2 page layout, using a super easy 1-2-3 formula.


You create the base of this layout with 1 piece of 12 x 12 double sided paper, 2 pieces of cardstock and only 3 cuts with your 12 inch trimmer! Add your photos, title and any type of embellishments you like, and you'll have a great layout in minimal time. Here's a look at how my sample layout came together.

The double sided paper and embellishments I chose to work with my photos came from the lovely Enchanted Power Palette. I love the colors, textures and look of this collection, and it's great for scrapbooking so many different occasions and types of photos. I used white cardstock as my base.



Here's the diagram to trim your single piece of patterned paper...only 3 cuts will give you the 4 pieces of paper you'll need.



First trim the two .5 x 12  inch strips, then trim the remaining piece of paper at 2.5 inches to be left with an 8.5 x 12 piece at the end.





Now decide which side of the patterned paper will be the dominant side and which will be the accent side. I flipped the two small pieces to the dotted black and white side to provide contrast.



Now take your photos (2 horizontal and 2 vertical) and cardstock and assemble the layout.
Place the 8.5 x 12 piece, dominant pattern up, along the right edge of one piece of cardstock and adhere. Place one of the two .5 x 12 inch strips, accent side up, along the left edge of the 8.5 piece and adhere. Place your two 4 x 6 landscape photos on top of the patterned paper, again lining up along the right edge and adhere. Set this page aside.




Next line up your two vertical 4 x 6 photos along the left hand edge of the second piece of cardstock and adhere. Place the 2.5 x 12 piece of patterned paper, dominant pattern up, right next to the edge of the photos and adhere. Finally, place the last piece of .5 x 12 paper, accent side up, butted right up along side the previous piece and adhere.


The base of your layout is done and now you can embellish. Since I was using one of CM's all inclusive Power Palettes, I had the coordinating photo mats, embellishments and stickers right there. I trimmed up one of the cream damask photo mats into strips for my journaling and overlapped them onto the patterned paper. I chose to use one of the Enchanted stickers for my title, then added some of the gorgeous paper flowers topped with the lovely epoxy gems for a little bling! About 15 minutes and I was done (in fact, I dropped my son off at his 40 minute karate lesson, came back home, cut the paper, assembled the layout, added embellishments and journaling AND took the pictures for this post before I had to leave to pick him up again! I love it when I can fit scrapbookng projects into my day!) Here's the finished layout and a couple of detail shots of the dimensional paper flowers and bling.





I would love to see what you come up with and hear how long it took you to complete your layout! Be sure to link up or email me your layout. You have until February 28th to link or email me your layout, and the prize this month will be a mini-kit of papers and embellishments from the Enchanted collection.

I hope you have fun with it!