Saturday, October 19, 2013

Citrine #2, 3 & 5

I have not done a Midweek Mojo for Scrapbook Steals in forever...Tonight I did 3 of them! All week I have been itching to do some layouts (which has not been the case for some time). So, here they are:
This is the one based on this week's sketch (Citrine #5). I flipped it over and modified it a bit, but you can still see where it came from. I used patterned papers from Bo Bunny's Apple Cider line. I love how warm this is. I also used some glitter paper behind the title (which is from paper by Simple Stories, I think - I forgot to write it down). Some Vintage Photo ink around the edges of each paper and it makes me smile. This is a "selfie" picture I took last weekend while hanging out with the girls and I have been wanting to scrap it all week. So much so, that I did 2 pages with it tonight (one for each girl's album). Here is the second one:

Everyone says that you can definitely tell these are my girls and I have to agree. This layout was inspired by another Midweek Mojo (Citrine #3). Again, I used Bo Bunny papers, but this time they were from the Hello Sunshine! line. I seriously love that picture!

And here is my final layout of the night (Citrine #2):
This one has different lines on it: My Little Shoebox (City By the Bay paper, Little Ladies die-cut), DCWV (The Neon Chic Stack papers) as well as chipboard stickers from Basic Grey (Hopscotch). These pictures show just how much my girls love being together. My oldest was sick and the youngest climbed under the covers to be with her. They are 2 peas in a pod!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Kiwi Lane October Blog Hop

It's Blog Hop time! Woo hoo! Can I just say how excited I am to be a part of this (as well as nervous considering the talented company I am keeping)? There is lots of inspiration at each stop (of course originating with Kiwi Lane, which definitely helps when it comes to being inspired). Have you ever used their designer templates? You are in for a treat...So, here are the details - listed below are the stops you should have made along the way and where you have left to visit:

1. Kiwi Lane
2. La-Vie Borde-Perry
3. Lyne Schnable Blodgett
4. Jennifer Budge
5. Meka Matthews
6. Jenn Nicholes
7. Joan Holmes Leitch
8. Michelle King (you are here)
9. Gail Owens (your next stop)

Be sure to stop at each post and leave a comment by Sunday, October 6th 11:59pm MST. This will allow you to be a part of the draw for $25 for the Kiwi Lane Shop (the winner will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, October 10th. That $25 could get you some fantastic templates like the ones I got to use. 

Being part of the period for World Card Making Day, I was a little bit stressed because I am NOT a card-maker. I tend to stare at my folded cards trying to figure out what the heck I am going to make (it's like my mojo stops at the word "card"). Let me tell you how easy it was to put one together using both the Sentiments templates and the Tiny Shapes set. I was literally done within about 15 minutes (a record for me). Here is the card I made using Sentiments borders (2A and 3A) as well as the hexagons from the Tiny Shapes (2T and 6T):
Even my husband commented on how nice it was (phew!).

Then I decided to do a layout. I used the Sentiments borders (1B, 2A, 3A and 3B) to frame the picture I was displaying. I then used the circles (3T and 7T) for journaling. So easy! I must admit that I have been getting into mixed media, so some of it also made its way onto my layout to embellish my focal point (I am already thinking about how to use different textures while using a few more of KLD's templates - especially the 12" borders). So this is what I came up with:

I love how the borders bring the focus to the picture so that it didn't get swallowed up.

And, I decided to try out a few shapes on an art journal page (shapes 1T, 3T and 6T). Because art journaling is so hot these days I wanted to show you that these templates can be used in a variety of ways:
Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win $25 to spend in the Kiwi Lane Shop :)

Happy Hopping!