Friday, October 17, 2014

fill your heart.....

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!! It is rainy here, but we are excitedly counting the days until family that we have not seen in over 3 years, ( including a niece we have yet to meet) fly in. # days and counting! Between getting things ready for visitors and cleaning, I have found myself needing to fill my time. Hubby finally started at work on Monday, leaving little K and I alone all day until sisters get home at 3. Very long and lonely days as I have yet to get into an outlet to meet new people, so what better way to fill the moments in between than playing with some paper and glue.
I was inspired this week to combine two online challenges. First I used THIS sketch from Paper Issues, their new extension of inspiration. I also played along with the society 52 challenge on Instagram to use a quote and later add some foil! I was happy with the outcome, although its a bit of a softer palette than I gravitate towards.

Its a bit hard to make out the foil, but there is a tiny star tucked behind the sequins on my quote, along with all my floating triangles, gold foil! I was happy to have the time to play along! I hope ya'll have a LOVELY weekend and thanks for peeking in!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

the BIGGEST pumpkin ever!

I was up over at the UmWowStudio blog yesterday with my layout documenting our family pumpkin from last year. We had walked into the grocery store with no intention of getting a pumpkin at the time, but there in our face, stood the largest pumpkin we had ever seen. I cannot remember the exact weight but I do remember that I could in no way pick it up and carry it alone. We brought it home, only to create the largest haunted house to ever adorn a pumpkin!
I wanted to use a shape for my layout that could contain my UWS Confetti in a group, and the sunburst just made the most sense! I chose the most festive papers I could find, including an old green Hambly chevron paper( please tell me I am not the only one still hoarding my Hambly stash?)
I used my UWS Sequin Confetti in one section, while placing my UWS Arrow Confetti in another strip, perfectly drawing attention to my photo!
I loved grouping my UWS Confetti together and with just 2 weeks until Halloween, it was just the page  I needed to get me in the festive mind frame!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Life's simple surprises

Good morning friends!
It is quite the chilly day here. I would be lying if I didn't admit that my feet miss being bare, socks and shoes can be so constricting. They just want to be free!!
The ladies and I are up today at LCOM with another fun sketch inspired layout. I love working with sketch's to get my brain working, interpreting the ideas in my head to make the layout mine. I have a personal habit of turning my sketch's. I am not sure where this desire comes from, but its normally the first step. For this sketch, I actually chose to keep the sketch as is to work with!
I started by finding this super fun paper for my base. It is hard to tell in detail, but the white polka dots are a type of fuzzy material, adding a fun dimension. I also realized half way through the page that it unintentionally screamed "HALLOWEEN COLORS", the spirit of the seasons must be deep in my heart this month!
I cannot help but LOVE these photos I snapped of the girls one day. We had a scheduled lawn service that would kick on at night, but on rare occasions it would unexpectedly kick on in the bright sunshine of the day. We always took this as a sign to stop and enjoy this simple little gift by stopping everything and running out to play in the water! You just cannot beat the excitement on the girls faces!
You can check out all of the interpretations and play along for our chance at a this weeks prize by joining in at the LCOM Blog. I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend, filled with little, unexpected joys; Life's simple surprises!

Monday, October 6, 2014

It's alll about layered chippies and Fall ya'll

Hey Friends and readers. The ladies and I over at UmWowStudio have been busy playing with out layered chipboard to bring you crazy amounts of inspiration today. Being the beginning of Fall, I know that I am not the only one inspired by the amazing festive projects that are circulating the Scrapbook Community lately. The colors, the patterns, and OH, all the leaves! I myself am inspired by my first fall back in New England in over 10 years. I created this décor piece with the original want to showcase my layered squares as mini shadowboxes. I first covered a wooden block in paper of choice and twine, leaving enough room to squeeze in my squares for showcasing. I created my coordinating tag, placing it upon sticks and surrounded by gorgeous glittery leaves  and wrapped wire.
After completing my projects, as I always do, I shared them with the family, and everyone is in agreement that the little sequin filled shadowbox I created in my UmWowStudio Layered Square is our favorite part of this piece.
I also added an UmWowstudio Button Mash to my tag for just the right touch to balance the tag out!
If you have stopped in from the UWS blog, thanks for peeking in! If you have yet to check the blog, we would love for you to check in on all the amazing inspiration and also the chance at a great prize! I hope you enjoy the inspiration and were inspired by all my luscious fall colors.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Undies on the head!

As a mother of three, I can honestly admit that there have been a handful of tips when the "documenter"  in me has won over my mother of the year award. There was the time Little L was just a year old, and she snuck in the pantry for food, but all she could reach was the bag of flour on the ground. Now we all know what happens to flour when it gets wet. All that "paste" in her mouth made for the cutest photo of disgust! I cleaned her up and helped her rinse her mouth, but not  before documenting the evidence of course! Than there was the  time that Little A got a hold of daddys gaming headphones. An expensive toy to play with, but again, must capture the moment before collecting the object up before damage. Fast forward to about a year ago. I was in the livingroom, when Little K came sauntering into the room with a book in hand, wanting to be read to. Now this alone is not much of a story to share, however, her fashion choice was. Adorned upon that sweet little head, was nothing other than her big sisters( clean) undies! She was so content with its placement, that I did not have the heart to correct it, but you can bet I snapped a quick photo, for a layout such as this!
I completed this layout with the help of the super fun UmWowStudio Layered Squares! I wanted to play around with the squares, adding a few hand stitched squares to complement them. In all honesty, the original , genius, concept of these embellishments are to layer them atop one another for an equally amazing look, but for this project, I chose to scatter them out.

Look at that sweet face, how could one crush that heart with her unique fashion choice. You can see my layout, along with some more amazing inspiration from the UWS team on the blog HERE!
Also,speaking of the layered shapes, the girls and I have teemed up to bring you inspiration on how to use this super product, which was the brain child of UmWowStudio. Owner DeeDee is always come up with fresh inspiration to keep me inspired. I would love for you to stop back in Monday to see my first décor project in a long time, to bring in the luscious fall, showcasing some more of these layered squares! I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend!