Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pretty Little Studios/Love My Tapes BLOG HOP!

consider me that person at the airport with the orange flag waving you on!

love my "love my tapes", but due to unforseen confusion on my part, i am just a bump in the road, not a stop on the hop!

please proceed to Tina Walker's blog for your next bit of inspiration!

click the banner to go back to the "pretty little studios" blog, and a full list of the bloggers on the hop!

enjoy the hop!! 

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Pretty Little Studio - "Elsa"

my turn to create... and it was a "free" day! i love when i get to do "whatever"!

digging through my pretty little studio treasure, i noticed the adorable dog tags and circles in my stash!
since i have the CUTEST dog on the planet, and a ton of pictures to scrap, i decided to go with a dog layout!

so i picked a few select tidbits and got one of my favorite pictures out!

i have not tied of spray mist! and i revisited the art of doodling a bit. when working with a white background and light colored cards and papers, a simple outline of a black pen can make a huge difference.

my current favorite spray mist is all the colors by heidi swap-color shine. they are truly vibrant colors with a sheen that i LOVE! if you haven't picked any up, so!

thanks for stopping by! be sure to check out the pretty little studio blog for LOTS of inspiration!

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Pretty Little Studio - technique challenge

"colorful circles"

the wheels start turning with a picture like this. behind scrapbooking, one of my favorite things is home decor and home DIY. so i saw this and it was hard not to paint a room or make a light fixture instead of work on a scrapbooking project!


i saw this light and then i recalled this fabulous stencil. i am PRETTY sure it is a studio calico stencil.
but instead of misting around, i used it as a stamp. easy to do. just mist the stencil in a box or on scrap paper, and then press it onto your paper. it "stamps" the image onto the paper.

did it again in the upper left hand corner, and i worked my paper, picture and embellishment around it. i have been in love apparently with my journaling pens and doodling lately. to help the stamped stencil work stand out, i just highlighted several areas with a black pen. it also helped the banner punch out to be outlined in black to stand out.

added embellishment bonus-i used the tag from an item i purchased at the American Girl store as an embellishment. throw away nothing! :)

so go get a stencil and STAMP with it! stretch those supplies further!

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Monday, April 1, 2013

pretty little studios - nature walk reveal blog hop!

thanks for stopping by!!

"hop" along this day after easter, and you could win a $20 gift certificate from the pretty little studio online store! 

for a chance to win:
1. "follow" the pretty little studio blog
2. "like" pretty little studio on Facebook
3. leave a comment 
easy peasy!

if you happened to my blog first, be sure to go back to the beginning to the
pretty little studio blog to start form the beginning!

here is the full order:
ME! (you are here) 

after "me" head to the pretty little studio facebook page!

the "hop" is in honor of the reveal for "nature walk" THE cutest fall line i have ever seen!! 
melissa knocked it out of the part with this one!! 
pre-orders are starting now! so get your order in! 

so while your here, i will share a little inspiration using a few things from another fabulous pretty little studio line, "birthday cake"! the 8x8 printed papers are amongst my favorites! 

i JUST went to chicago this last thursday, and immediately upon my return, i decided it needed to scrap using the sticker on the bag of my dogs cupcake! i often times save these kinds of items, but sometimes they get lost in the "someday" pile. not this one! i had my poor dog pose for a few pictures before i let her enjoy her treat, and i scrapped them the very next morning! 

the mist was just a simple way to add interest to this simple layout! 

here is a picture of my new fancy misting set-up. ha! 

if you haven't had a chance to use the "color shine" mists by Heidi Swapp, your missing out on the fabulous sheen of these colors! 

my pretty little studio base combined well with some other heidi swapp items i purchased recently! 

thanks for stopping by! 

now remember, head on over to the pretty little studio facebook page to finish your journey for a chance to WIN! 

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