You Make My Heart Sing

Hello crafty friends!  Are you having a good summer?  We are trying to enjoy every minute and are slowly checking off the items on our summer bucket lists (I am sooo going to do this again next year!).  Just yesterday, I had a fun water gun fight with my boys...although I am not doing too good with catching up on my photos/albums.  Oh well!  :)

Today I wanted to share two cards that I created recently using the go-to sketches from Paper Crafts recent publication call.  First up, is one using some lovely floral paper from Crate Paper's Pier collection and a fab Dear Lizzy die cut card.  Since I just have a Cuttlebug, I love that more companies are including fun die cut accents in their collections.

See those sequins?  I put little pale green pearls in the center of each for a touch of color.  What do you think?

This next card, I actually didn't even submit but I do still like how it turned out.  Don't you just love that popsicle paper?! 

Thanks for stopping by today!  We are still enjoying lovely weather here and are off to play with some friends.  Enjoy your day!


Another Publication Share

Happy Friday!  We have been having fabulous weather here in Washington so I have been trying to soak up every moment of it and enjoy time outside with my boys.  Summer already seems to be going by too fast...do any of you feel that way? 

I have been busy crafting for submission calls but I will have some projects to share next week...a few that didn't make the cut.  :)   Today, I just wanted to share about a Creating Keepsakes special issue that I was just published in:  All About Albums

You can take a little peek into the magazine HERE.  My album is showcased in the Digital Album section.  I don't do a lot of digital albums but it is such a great way to get a lot of photos/memories documented quickly.  And I have fallen in love with Paper Coterie...they have fabulous albums (and other great memory keeping/art items too) that are easy to customize. 

I don't want to share what is in the magazine but thought I would give you a peek at one of the pages that didn't get published.

Have a lovely weekend! 


It's Birthday Creations Week!

It's Birthday Creations week over in the Moxie Fab World and on the Paper Crafts blog and I couldn't be more excited!   My happy birthday cake banner is on the cover (my first cover appearance!) and I have a fun All Star Birthday Bash party ensemble published in the magazine.  I already have my copy and I can guarantee you that it is an issue you do not want to miss!  You can have a chance to win a copy over on the Paper Crafts blog today or can participate in fun birthday challenges over in the Moxie Fab World.

And in honor of this fun birthday issue, I thought I would share a birthday card I made recently for Crate Paper's June Creative Weekly - Polka Dots

I created this card using Crate Paper's The Pier collection.  I decided to take my scissors to one of the pinwheels (gasp!) but love how it turned out...I think they frame the card/sentiment nicely.  And don't you just love the aqua and gold combination?!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the new Birthday Creations: Volume 3 and congrats to all of you out there who had your lovely projects published in this issue too!  I kept oohing and ahhhing every time I turned the page! :)


Berry Cute Fusion

Still having fun with the Doodlebug Fruit Stand Collection.  I just can't seem to get enough of these bright summer colors and happy prints/fruits!  This card is based off of the Fusion Challenge #13 - sketch only.

If you want to play along in the challenge or see the other wonderful entries, click HERE.
Have a lovely week!