Friday, December 30, 2011

Winter Magic + Little Yellow Bicycle

Happy New Year folks!!  I had another project for LYB go live.  Did I mention before how much I love Winter Twig? Stop by and leave them some love won't ya?

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Two Peas Seeds + Pink Paislee

Just stopping by to post this weeks Garden Project. I used Pink Paislee's Snow day.  See more photos here at Two Peas :)


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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Guest Designing + Little Yellow Bicycle

Good Saturday folks! I was asked quite awhile ago to contribute to Little Yellow Bicycle! I couldn't be happier to play with their new Winter Twig line.  It is ADORABLE! So my first post (of 4) went up yesterday!  Stop by their blog and check it out!


Monday, December 5, 2011

Bottle Cap Advent Calendar + Maya Road

If you didn't see this one already I have a new project up on the Maya Road blog!  It's the most amazing advent calendar ever HAHA! I really love it.  Stop by and check it out. 



Sunday, November 27, 2011

Two Peas Seeds + My Minds Eye

Sorry for the lag between posts people :)  Today is a little gem made using 7Gypises Solobox tray and some My Minds Eye.  I love this tray.  It holds a 4x6 nicely and would make a great gift.



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Two Peas Seeds + We R Memory Keepers

Hey gang! I have a quick project share this weekend for you.  This past week in the Garden I had this project go up.  It features Maya Road's Pear coaster mini (covered in mist) and We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor.  More photos here.



Monday, October 31, 2011

Two Peas in a Bucket - BLOG HOP!


Welcome to the Two Peas in a Bucket Garden Girl Blog Hop! A Garden Girl is the title we receive as designers for the Two Peas website. As Garden Girls we create projects, host challenges, teach classes, and participate in events all designed to inspire your creativity. This week the Garden Girls are sponsoring special projects and giveaways on our personal blogs. Be sure to follow the list below as you hop from one blog to the next. Each Garden Girl is hosting her own giveaway so be sure to read the instructions for how you can participate in each contest. If you get lost simply either start at the beginning of the blog hop again or skip to the next blog listed below.

Wendy Sue Anderson

Julie Campbell

Laura Craigie

Jenny Chesnick

Nancy Damiano

Jennifer Gallacher

Lynn Ghahary

Jen Jockisch

Shimelle Laine

Jen Martakis

Kimber McGray

Becky Novacek

Kandis Smith

Jill Sprott

Shannon Tidwell

Lisa Truesdell

Rebecca Trump

Jaime Warren

Each Garden Girl is sharing a project with you as well as a giveaway!  I was trying to come up with something and I kept going back to an already made project.  This project was made last year and was my first ever featured project of the day at Two Peas.


It is still by far one of my very favorite projects that I have ever made.  I am in love with making things out of Maya Road Bottlecaps.  So I think what I am going to do next is make an advent calender.  I can't decide what line I want to use for it so here is your challenge and my giveaway.  Leave me a comment telling me which line (old or new doesn't matter) you would use and why.  I will be giving away a Two Peas Gift Card to a randomly drawn winner on Nov 8th.  You have until Nov 7th at 8 p.m. EST to leave a comment.  Please use your correct email when leaving a comment as that is how your gift card will come.  



Monday, October 24, 2011

Two Peas Seeds + My Minds Eye

Hey everyone just stopping in today to share this week's Two Peas project that is in the Designer Garden.  I am totally in love with this mini album.  I can't decided what I want to do with it yet.  I really like My Minds Eye Lost & Found 2, what do you think? More images here






Sunday, October 16, 2011

Here's to new jeans

I'm still feeling all around crappy.  Heartburn, gas, nauseous, hungry 24-7 but everything makes me ill.  It's good times!  To boot I am so bloated and gaining a bump that I am in dire need of pants.  I tried a bella band, but it's not really cutting it for me.  So Sunday Tina went with me to Pennys and I picked up two pair of maternity jeans. I thought it would be weird, but I am so damn comfortable!  Now if I could find some khakis for work I will be all set.  


My first appointment is next week and I am super nervous and excited.  I joined an on-linebaby club by month and most of those ladies have already gone.  Since I am at the very end of May maybe even June I've been waiting for what seems like forever.  I'll be 8 weeks on Wednesday!  That's a big step.  Only 4 more to go and I hope I am on the road to feeling better.  


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Two Peas Seeds + Bella BLVD

Just a quick post today sharing my Two Peas Garden project for the week.  It features Bella BLVD's Halloween line Too Cute to Spook.  It's super cute! I made the shoes with my Silhouette and made them 3D using the tutorial I posted on American Crafts a few weeks ago.  Have a good one!

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Friday, September 30, 2011

Two Peas Seeds + Fall

Happy Friday ya'll it's Fall! (LOL!) OK so here is my seed this week in the garden at Two Peas.  I used Maya Road, Websters and Imaginisce for this one.  I created the mini using my Silhouette. You can see more photos HERE.



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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Momenta GDT + Let's Party

So let's get some scrappy goodness going and have a party.  I recently guest designed for Moementa.  They sent me their cute birthday line so I decided to have my own party.


You can check out more of the party HERE on their blog.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

We have News!

Sorry I have been slow to update lately.  We have been having a bit of an emotional upheaval in my house along with I just feel like garbage because of .........


So, HA.  Who knew. Who would have expected that coming?  Anyhow I will update my blog soon with vaca pics and more scrappy stuff.  I am debating having a side blog as a journal for my pregnancy.  Thoughts? 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

American Crafts + Tutorial

Hey gang, I have a fun tutorial on the American Crafts blog this week.  Stop by and check it out.  I am pretty happy with how it came out and I am loving Garden Cafe!


Saturday, September 17, 2011

American Crafts BLOG HOP!!



Good Morning friends and welcome to the American Crafts Blog Hop!  As you know their new products are in stock in most stores and I for one am in love with the new lines.  Our challenge was to use all the new five lines together!  If you know me at all you will know what a challenge that truly was!  So I was toying with the seasons and no joke this song came on the radio.  GENIUS!  So I created four blocks spotlighting each collection with some Amy Tangerine thrown in.  I absolutely love how it turned out and I hope you do to!


Products used:  Get Around (35561) Amy Tangerine Pattern Paper- Spice (72016) Delights- Autumn (42205) Remarks Books- Scarecrow (42207) Remarks Diminsional Stickers- Playful Day (35607) Daydream Pattern Paper- Night Light (35517) Nightfall Pattern Paper- Friends (42228) Remarks Dimensional Stickers- Smile (42227) Remarks Books- Orchid Bistro (35533) Garden Cafe Pattern Paper- Meringue (42211) Remarks Dimensional Stickers- Savor (42210) Remarks Books- Printed Variety Tags (77256) Bits- Variety Buttons (85559) Elements- White Christmas (42203) Remarks Puffy Stickers- Smoke (71080) AC Cardstock- Cream (58510) Basics Ribbon- Charcoal (59501) Pigment Ink- Ginger (59135) Clear Stamps- Dimensonal Dots (61709) This to That:  Also Silhouette SD

Now for the details of the blog hop.  I will be giving away the Textures stamp set shown below by American Crafts.  All you need to do is leave me a comment and you will be entered to win.  You have until Monday September 19th at 8 p.m. EST to leave a comment the winner will be announced Tuesday September 20th.  


Now off to your next blog, my friend and miss fabulous Leah Farquharson 

Happy Hopping!


Friday, September 9, 2011

For Olive Nicole + Pebbles Inc.

Well folks I take off for vacation first thing in the morning! So I am going to leave you for awhile with this project.  My sister asked if I would make a baby mini for a gift.  I chose to go ahead and use Happy Go Lucky by Pebbles along with a Maya Road album, which is discountinued however THIS ONE would be great. Even though it is not traditional baby girl colors I love the combination and I think it came out super cute.  I hope she likes it!  


I made library pockets for a couple pages so the mom can tuck things into it and write some journaling on the tag.  




Because I thought it might be handled a lot I used American Crafts ZING! embossing powder on the ruffled edges instead of glitter.  I also used 4x4 size photos since they seem to be so popular lately.  SO folks I will try and see if I can blog where I am going.  I may or may not have internet so we shall see.  If not have a good week!


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Two Peas in a Bucket - Design School week 3


This is the final week of Design School over at Two Peas in a Bucket.  Stop by and check out this weeks principles.  I wanted to share a layout from Jamie Sorenson for last week.  She chose emphasis as her principle.  I just love these photos! they make me smile.  


and from this week Jen Jockisch chose proportion & scale.  I love the tiny photos along with the top and of course because they are of us girls it makes it more fun.  I need to scrap these too!


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Pinterest Week + Glue Arts

This week is Pinterest inspiration week over at Glue Arts.  This was SO much fun! I choose to recreate a print I found there.  Stop by the blog and see all the fun projects! 


Monday, September 5, 2011

Two Peas Seeds + Maya Road & Sassafras

This weeks Two Peas seed is up in the Garden Girl galley.  Stop by and check out all the girls awesome projects!  This week I used some Maya Road & Sassafras with a dash of My Minds Eye.  More photos here.


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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Living Room Wall Before & After

I've been meaning to get around to this post for quite awhile now.  So let's just get to it.  I live in a row house so I have long walls in my rooms, so they can be quite the challenge.  So with all the inspirational photos on Pinterest I decided to tackle my living room wall again.  So here is the bad cell phone photo of the before.  


and here is after


Here is my husband bitching while hanging my shelves


So I am in love with how it turned out.  The shelves are 4ft long so that will give you some perspective on the size of the whole thing.  Here are some close ups.





so a little bit about some of the things on here.  The shelves are from Ikea, in the photo section.

a.  I made this huge frame using Crate Paper Portrait collection and Glue Arts Vinyl.  Tutorial here

b.  Print by Steph Wheeler. Here.

c.  Pinterest inspiration project for American Crafts.  Here

d.  Another Pinterest Inspiration project I made using wire, Maya Road ribbon and Butterflies.  Original project here

e.  Birdhouse in a stick.  More pics here

f.  I bought this C on ebay from a shop that sells old movie theater marquee letters.  So cool, here

g.  I picked this wire C up on etsy, here.

h.  Vintage printers tray tutorial, here. 

i.  Clock made from a record, here.

j.  I have one of Jamie's original books.  See her blog here

k.  My father in law laser cut this car from sheet metal wayyyy back when. 

l.  I picked up this bike at the goodwill, isn't it cool?!


Friday, August 26, 2011

Design School + Jenni Bowlin & Maya Road

TGIF.  I think?  I think I might be glad when it is Monday of next week.  Hurricane Irene is going to show her face this weekend, so if you don't hear back from me within a week send out a search party LOL.  So for the weekend I leave you with a project I made for Two Peas in a Bucket's Design School.  I used a lot of Jenni Bowlin, Websters Pages and new Maya Road !  The canvas butterflies are by far my favorite :)  You can read the full write up here at TwoPeas.  Take care and stay dry if you in the east!




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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Inspired by Pinterest + American Crafts

Just a quick post to show you a fun project I made for American Crafts Thickers week last month.  Full post here



Monday, August 15, 2011

American Crafts + Me

I am so excited to be with American Crafts for a second term.  I truly love this company and their products! I can't wait to see what the other girls cook up!  If you have a minute stop by and check their blogs out won't ya?



Cindy Stevens – from New Brunswick, Canada

Lilith Eeckles – from Bertogne, Belgium

Michelle Clement – from British Columbia, Canada

Piradee Talvanna – from Singapore

Revlie Schuit – from Roelofarendsveen, The Netherlands

Shimelle Laine – from London, England



Amy Heller – from Newtown, CT

Cindy Tobey – from Kentwood, MI

Corrie Jones – from Dallas, GA

Heidi Sonboul – from Torrance, CA

Jamie Harper – from Phoenix, AZ

Jenny Chesnick – from Brooklyn, MD

Leah Farquharson – from Lauderhill, FL

Leslie Ashe – from Fort Worth, TX

Mandy Koeppen – from Hastings, MI

Melissa Mann – from Pensacola, FL

Paige Evans – from South Pasadena, CA

Pamella Brown – from Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Rahel Menig  – from Gilroy, CA

Suzy Plantamura – from Laguna Niguel, CA




Thursday, August 11, 2011

Two Peas Seeds - Webster's Pages & Jenni Bowlin

Just stopping by to post my Two Peas Seed for this week.  I am really loving this pattern paper!  I happen to have gotten it in a warehouse sale from Websters I am so glad I did!


The large silhouette is a rub-on that I put on pattern paper then cut out and attached using U-Cut foam.



isn't that stamp precious?  I stamped then fussy cut it out to mimic the design of the other silhouette on the page.


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