Basic {Grey} Inspiration

Friday, August 28, 2009



I love Basic Grey's advertisements in Creating Keepsakes magazine and on their website.



To showcase their new paper line, they use the different patterns to create an image.



I decided to try this with a stamped image from Martha Stewart. I used Basic Grey' Porcelain line of papers. I stamped portions of the image about 7 times and then cut them out. I popped some of the pieces and adhered some flat.









I like the way it came out.
Have a great weekend!

You Make My Heart Sing

Tuesday, August 25, 2009



My first attempt at using my Copic markers. I think I needed a bit more drying time on my black ink before adding color, but over all I am pleased with it. I'm going to give it to Ryan as a thank you card for my birthday gift:)





Early Birthday Present

Monday, August 24, 2009



Ryan bought me a set of Copics for my birthday. He requested that they be sent to his work address so that I wouldn't see the box. They made a mistake and sent them to our house instead. Ryan let me open them early so that I could play with them these last few days before school starts. I have been watching Copic tutorials all morning.

Thanks Ryan!

Honorable Mention

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


It is so exciting to be chosen for an honorable mention on the PAPERTREYink blog. It feels good when someone whose work and creativity you admire recognizes you and your work.




This is the new version of the page I posted the other day. I decided to have hidden journaling instead and use photos from a class trip. I like this one much better.



Going to meet my parents for lunch and a little shopping today.
Have a great day!

Inspiration Everywhere

Tuesday, August 18, 2009



I was in Stop& Shop yesterday. They have new signs in each department that include this series of open circles. I really liked the idea and knew I had this open circle stamp from my Polka Dot Basics stamp set. Looks cool. The image is from an old card my mother-in-law saved and then gave to me. It is a painting, not a photograph.



The little envelope holds my thoughts. I have discovered that when I write on the layout, I end up not liking it as much as I did originally. Which is why I ended up redoing this layout. I'll post the new one tomorrow.



The Next Page

Saturday, August 15, 2009



A lot of changes this summer. I'll be starting in a new school district this fall. It is bittersweet. I'm excited to start in a new place doing what I love to do, but I will miss the people I have worked with for the last 8 years. On to the next stop along the road.







Simple Pages

Friday, August 14, 2009



I've started working on some simple pages of my everyday. This one is about finishing the P90X program. Ryan and I worked (and continue to work) hard to get fit and healthy this spring and summer. I bought myself a new bathing suit and added the tag as a page element.





Today was the last day of summer school. Time to relax!
Have a great weekend.

Sending Birthday Wishes

Monday, August 10, 2009





I'm so tired today. We spent the day with friends yesterday. We had a really good time , but got home late. This is the last week of summer school and then I can sleep in a little bit before school starts up again. Have a great week!




Home Tweet Home

Friday, August 7, 2009



Another friend purchased a new home for the first time. She closed last week. She has already started doing projects around the house. Job #1 was to get rid of her popcorn ceiling. I think she is still scraping it:) The joys of home ownership.













Did I mention she loves chocolate??

New Beginnings

Thursday, August 6, 2009



I made some "We've Moved" cards for Ryan's cousin (more for his wife really). She really liked them. We stopped by to help them move last weekend and to play with their son. He's such a sweetheart.









Have a great weekend!



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