Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The One with My Craft Channel

Have you heard about this?
I'm actually really, really excited about this. An online "channel" with all kinds of craft shows. People like Christy Tomlinson, Heidi Swapp, Stacy Julian, and Angie Lucas! What?!? How cool is that?
It looks like it will launch this fall with 20 new shows a week dedicated to crafty goodness.

The really fun part is that they are giving away a Cricut for each day that they announce a new host-so head on over for your chance to win!
Tell me-which show are you most looking forward to? I can't wait for Books & Crafts and Photo Freedom.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The One Where I Scraplifted...

Ah scraplifting...the art of taking someone's else sketch or layout concept and copying it. I do it. I have the Becky Higgin's Sketches books and use them all the time. I love Allison Davis' sketches.
I even scraplift from myself. Gasp. It's true. Sometimes, I'm just too lazy to reinvent the wheel or sometimes, I just really love the way something turned out.
I created this layout of my son Jackson's photos from a family photo shoot and loved the look of it so much I replicated it for my other two boys (Brody wasn't born yet, so no photos of him).
Jackson:

Bryce:

Jarron:


The only difference (besides the cardstock color) is the use of some additional elements on Jackson's layout. I used twine for the very first time on his layout. I have to admit I'm kind of hooked-good stuff!

All materials are Sassafrass except the twine (We R Memory Keepers).

Do you scraplift? Who is your inspiration? 

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The One with the New Simple Stories Lines

Just got back from a much needed family vacation to the beautiful Santa Rosa Beach area of Florida. It was so nice to disconnect and spend some time with my family.
While I was gone, MemoryWorks released sneak peeks to four different Simple Stories lines. All I can say is, wow. I love the original Simple Stories line and I used it to scrap my whole year in a glance of 2009. Super easy and very cute.
When I saw the sneaks, I was so excited, I know I'll be buying each one of them.
The first one is Generations-perfect for heritage scrapping.


Love the rich reds on this one.

Next we have Happy Day.


Hello, birthday layouts! Perfect color combos!

Next up, Baby Steps.


Pretty sure this is the answer I've been looking for to finish the twins' albums.

And finally, 25 Days of Christmas.


Have a great Monday!