Friday, June 22, 2012

Anniversary Wishes for the Mr & Mrs

Happy Friday and Friends with Flair!  Whew, summer is in full-swing here and it's a been a busy one so far.
Here's a quick card I made with some Unity and embossing powder.  Stamps used:  Everlasting Romance and sentiment from Happy Everything.  Aqua Zing embossing powder.
On the inside I embossed Anniversary Wishes from the August 2011 KOM.
Happy first weekend of summer!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Moonbeams and sunshine

Super quick post for Friends with Flair tonight.  The carnival is in town and my daughter and I just got back from a super fun and exhausting day of riding the carousel about a dozen times (her favorite), going on her first roller coaster and ferris wheel rides and having her first elephant ear!
Oh, yeah about my card...
My baby brother is going to be having his first baby very soon now and I went up north a few weeks back for their baby shower and made this super cute little card for them.

The patterned paper is some old Fancy Pants that I love.  The stamp is from Unity's The Right Words set which is filled with awesome sentiments.
Thanks for stopping by my blog, leave a comment for a chance to win a prize from the wonderful Unity Stamp Company and have an amazing weekend!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Snapshots of my Family

Yesterday morning my daughter created her first scrapbook page!  She has been art journaling for the last 4 months and is in love with crafting and yesterday she asked to scrapbook and so I helped her put this page together.
I gave her some limited choices (choices must be limited for a 3 year old or we'd never get anything done!) and she picked out all of the pictures, papers, embellishments and told me what to say on the page.  I gave her color choices on the alpha stickers and she picked out all of the correct letters (except for F which she couldn't find).  I picked the stamps to use and she helped me ink them and stamp them.
I had a bunch of Unity stamps upstairs on the kitchen table because I had been working on my Project Life album and I use them a lot in there and so we added some of the wonderful stamps from several different SMAK kits (Nov 11 and Jan 12 I believe).  The Snapshots is from an Itty Bitty and Family is from Simple Stories Generations.  The patterned paper and camera and flower embellishment are from Amy Tangerine.  She was very excited to add the stickers and put them exactly where she wanted them, she was very insistent that the flower sticker went next to her cherished puppy!

She now has a layout we can hang in her room and she can look at all of her favorite people!  She turns 3 in a couple of days and I am constantly in awe of her.  I can't wait to work on our next scrapbook collaboration!
Happy Friday to everyone and make sure to stop back at Unity's blog to see all of the other wonderful Unity art and inspiration!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Brave Adventurous Boy & Silly Mermaid Girl

I have 2 layouts to share this week for Friends with Flair!

The first one is of my sweet 14 month old boy.  We were goofing off the other day and I took some snapshots of him.  He's smiling and laughing in most of the other pics but there is just something I love about this one.  Even though he's got his hand in his mouth teething and it's slightly blurred on the edge I really just LOVE this picture of him and so of course I had to scrap it immediately!  Since I received my May KOM I've been itching to use that cute Polaroid frame and this picture almost begged for it.  The sentiment/poem/title was something I saw on Pinterest a while back and bookmarked it to use for maybe a sign for his door but scrapbooking is my thing and I don't know how to make signs so I turned it into a layout!

I don't even know how many different types of alpha stickers I used on here.  I also used some old rub-ons and several Unity stamps as well.

Supplies used:  My Minds Eye Wander paper, Unity Stamp Company stamps (polaroid frame, brave crown, live each moment banner from May 2012 KOM; adventurous from Nuts and Bolts; Imagine from Donna Downey Inspire Words; Dream Big Itty Bitty; boy from SMAK Nov 2011; Chicken Wire background)
Tim Holtz Distress markers, assorted alpha stickers mainly Echo Park, Authentique and Fundamentals.

The second layout I want to share this week is another princess layout of my daughter (you may recall the Cinderella layout from last week).  She is SO VERY princess obsessed right now but her absolute FAVORITE is The Little Mermaid, Ariel.
We were playing outside a couple of weeks ago in the 80+ degree May weather at the splash table and I guess it wasn't enough for Jasmine just to splash in the table, suddenly she was climbing in it and said "Look at me, Mom, I'm cooling off!  I'm just like The Little Mermaid!

I have always had a hard time leaving "white space" on layouts so I had to stop myself from adding too much here.  It was SO challenging for me to match colors with the mermaid!  Orangeish red hair, turquoise fin and purple top, I went through almost every paper in my collection to finally settle on this light green vellum.

Supplies used:  Sandylion paper, Cricut Dreams Come True cartridge (Ariel border), Cosmo Cricket alpha stickers, Unity Stamps (He, She, You Said, Boys Rule and Bitty Regards)

That's all for me today, happy June to you all!!!