Monday, April 29, 2013

National Scrapbooking Day challenge {pink paislee}

This Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day (NSD), and Pink Paislee is setting you up all week to have plenty of inspiration, challenges and fun for your weekend festivities. Each day this week, we'll be sharing with you a freebie for your NSD projects.

To kick it all off today, I have a sketch for you! This is the layout I used with the sketch I made that you can find at the end of this post as well as on the Pink Paislee blog.

I used Luxe and Cottage Farms on this layout, as well as some Heidi Swapp Color Shine mists. Aren't the chipboard stars the best?! I love adding them to my pages, and in this case, they totally make the page pop right out at you.

This sketch calls for a longer title, and the glitter letters in the Luxe collection are perfect!

I hope you'll get a chance to scrapbook this weekend and join in the festivities. I'll be at a crop with Lisa, Audrey, Kate and my friend Renee to benefit Relay For Life - Victor. Can't wait!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Create: Embellish {pubbed}

Pretty excited to have my gift box in the Create: Embellish issue this spring. I made the box using a Cocoa Daisy kit — which always have the best custom stamps, like the leaves I used on this tag. 

Thanks for stopping to see my good news. I still haven't seen this issue in person. I need to head on out and find a copy — until then, I love having the digital subscription at Northridge, the publisher for Scrapbook Trends. So fun to scroll through the pages!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Nautical trend {lily bee}

This week on Lily Bee we are talking about trends. I have one I love, love, love — Nautical. I know it isn't for everyone, but I've been a long-time fan of stripes, navy, pops of red and even stars. When the anchors started showing up in scrapbooking products, I was quite excited.

Wednesday is cards day at Lily Bee, so I made 2 cards that show off the nautical trend. I used the Destination Collection from Lily Bee, and it is a travel line — not nautical — which shows that you don't have to invest in a nautical-themed collection to still play along with the nautical look in your projects.

For this first card I went with the anchor (cut from a die that my bestie Sara sent me) for the main image. The dark woodgrain works so well with the map background and the color scheme.

For this second card, I focused on a lighthouse. I cut it using my Silhouette Cameo and multiple patterns and colors from the Destination collection at Lily Bee. 

I love how these turned out! I challenge you to find some papers and patterns in non-nautical collections and turn them into a sea-worthy, fabulous project.

Thanks for stopping here. Check out what else is going on at Lily Bee on the blog.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

At Yotality {ormolu}

I'm blogging for Ormolu today! Stop on over to the Ormolu blog to see my last layout for Ormolu. The DT term ends this month, and I know we are all so sad to be finished blogging over there. 

I used a lot of the Made and Montage collections on this layout, so stop on over there and see the full page.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Imaginisce {and the twinery}

Imaginisce is teaming up with The Twinery this week to bring you ideas on how you can incorporate baker's twine into your layouts and projects. 

For my idea, I used four colors of twine (Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Buttercream and Shore) and alternated them behind the negative space in a digitally cut title that I cut using the Cameo.

The final effect adds texture to my layout and a bit of whimsy to the project. In total, this layout has at least 4 levels of layering on it.

I hope I've given you an idea for your next project using twine. There are lots more on the Imaginisce and Twinery blogs this week. 

Here are the other designers hopping today:
Diana Fisher (you are here)

Imaginisce is giving away a collection package of Endless Summer, an i-rock tool and 1 compact of Hot Rocks to one lucky hopper.

Stop by and check out what we've been up to! Thanks for visiting here today. 

SUPPLIES: Imaginisce: Good Dog (pattern paper), Childhood Memories (pattern paper, stickers, 3-D stickers)The Twinery (Cantaloupe, Buttercream, Honeydew, Shore), Silhouette Cameo (digital cut-grass, title, eggs), Fiskars cloud punch, white & teal gel pen

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Serendipity Hop with Paper Issues

Welcome to Paper Issues “Serendipity” blog hop! You should have arrived here from Audrey's blogIf this is your first stop, be sure to head over to Paper Issues to start at the beginning!

I really liked working with this collection from Elle's Studio. The colors are perfect and I just love those patterns.

Make sure to hop along and do some liking in order to be eligible to win one of the 5 packs of Serendipity goodness up for grabs!

- Like Elle’s Studio on Facebook {tell them we sent you}
- Like Paper Issues on Facebook
- Leave a comment on this blog and the Paper Issues blog.

Next up on the hop is Leslie…I'm sure you'll love all of the projects along the way!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Be real {scrapbook circle}

For the past few months, we have been sharing a new feature called "Be Real." Once a month on the Scrapbook Circle blog we have been sharing work using our Scrapbook Circle kits and focusing on either layouts with Instagram photos or Project Life pages.

This month's kit was too perfect for me not to make some PL pages. You can see what Jill and guest designer Megan made over on the Be Real post for today. Lots of great ideas going on over there!

One thing I added new to this section of my pages, was a 4" x 6" card just for Nate to fill out with his handwriting. My PL is the Simple Stories 6" x 8" binder and goes the length of first grade. With school coming to a close in June, it's been great to look back and see how he's grown in that short time.

I wish I had done one of these at the start of school and then again at the end of it. Now that I know, I'll be sure to have him do one for second grade at the start and end of the year. It'll also be great to see the change in his handwriting!

Thanks for stopping to see my Project Life pages.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A lucky baby card {paper issues}

We have a few babies on the way in our office, so we just had a baby shower at work to celebrate. I, of course, volunteer to make the cards. My favorite cards to make are new arrival and wedding — I just love those moments!

I used the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm 6" x 6" paper pad for this card (which I scooped up from the Paper Issues shop). The baby stamp is a few years old and it is from Papertrey Ink.

If you feel like doing some shopping, stop by the Paper Issues shop. I have a discount for all of my blog readers. Use code DIANA20 at checkout for 20% off your total order. 

Thanks for stopping to see my card! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Color combos {imaginisce}

I'm stopping by here to share with you today a layout I made using the Color Combo for April for Imaginisce. If you scroll down a bit, you can see the combo in this post. I love the greens, blues and browns in this one. Plus that pop of orange — it's perfect!

…especially for a certain little boy I love the scrapbook about.

I took these posed pictures of Nate more than a month ago. He's starting to look like a true athlete. Every time I set up a little photo shoot with a nice shirt or a prop, he begs to add in a ball of some kind and demands a wardrobe change. Ha! Love this kid!!

Here is the color combo. The DT has been sharing inspiration all month long using the colors. Make sure to stop by the blog and see what the rest of the ladies did.

And thanks for hanging out here for a bit. I know Nate is super excited to share this page with you all.

Monday, April 15, 2013

PaperHaus call for submissions {and spring projects}

Open call for Summer Issue submissions at PaperHaus Magazine! I just know you all have some great summer projects and layouts you could whip up for submission. 

And now that we are well on our way to the summer issue, I wanted to stop by and share with you what I had published in the Spring Issue. You can read the whole issue HERE online!

I made the card for the card sketch section of the Spring Issue. 

Below are the tags that I made for the tag section. The tags were cut from the Cameo using digital cut files in the Silhouette store.

Thanks for stopping to see the call for Summer and also what I had made for the Spring Issue. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mini pillow tutorial {samantha walker}

Today on the Samantha Walker blog I am sharing how I made this little push pin pillow. The yummy fabric is from the Serenata collection Samantha Walker designed for Riley Blake fabrics. I love this pattern and color!

Stop by and take a peek over on the Samantha Walker blog. Thanks!

Friday, April 12, 2013

April sketch challenge {scrapbook circle}

Have you found your Happy Place?! I love that the name of the April kit from Scrapbook Circle is called Happy Place. It really is a happy little kit. Gorgeous bright spring patterns and colors — all perfect for your fun and whimsical layouts and projects.

My son is a big Lego fan. He has more Lego guys and sets than I care to even try to count. This little set in the picture was a random surprise gift from his Aunt Ashley. He got it in the mail and went to work on it right away. 

I made this layout using the sketch below, and you can play along with us, too! There are more details on the Scrapbook Circle blog, so head on over and check it out.

Thanks for stopping to see the sketch and my layout. Hope you all are having a great Friday.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Using negative space {lily bee}

Yesterday we shared cards using negative space over on the Lily Bee blog. I was over here hoppin' for Samantha Walker, so today I can share my cards.

For this umbrella card, I used papers from the Pinwheel and Sweet Shoppe collections as well as the Cameo and digital cut files from the Silhouette store.

For this next card, I used just Sweet Shoppe. I love this cute Marshmellow paper. The hearts are too sweet for this newborn baby card.

When I remember to use negative space, I'm glad I did. It is such a fun technique to help break up the way I usually make cards.

Thanks for stopping by here today! Stop by the Lily Bee blog to see the other great ideas using negative space.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Samantha Walker Creative Team Hop {spring}

Welcome to the Samantha Walker Creative Crafters Team Blog Hop! You should have come to my blog from Claudia Harvey. If you found me first, make sure to start back at Samantha Walker's blog to catch all of the fun from the beginning.

This month's lucky winner will receive the Butterfly Magic Spellbinders™ Expandable Patterns Die Set

...and be eligible for the free SVG/Silhouette file for this month. Be sure to look extra closely at Step #4 below to learn how you can get this FREE SVG and Silhouette Studio file:

(Seriously, how cute is this bunny?!)

To enter, just leave a comment on Samantha's blog during April 10th through April 14th. The winner will be announced on Samantha's Facebook page on Monday, April 15th. 

For additional entries:
1. Receive an additional entry for commenting on each of the other blogs in the blog hop.

2. Go here and follow Samantha Walker's blog. 
3. Follow her on Facebook.
4. Sign up for an e-mail subscription to Samantha's blog and you will automatically receive a link to a free SVG cutting file that you can download and use on your personal electronic cutter. If you are already a subscriber, just enter in your information in the secure form on Samantha's blog!  The free files will be e-mailed early next week!

To receive the additional entries and get the free files, mention in your comment on Samantha's blog that you have done so! 

Now, for this month's theme: Spring!

Nothing says spring quite like babies and chicks! I combined the best of both and made this little matching card and gift card pillow box using the Samantha Walker JustRite stamp set and Samantha Walker Traditions collection from Carta Bella. 

This cute chickie is also a cut file from Samantha Walker for the Silhouette. Love using the googly eyes!

Your next stop on the hop is Jamie Cripps... Click on the image below to keep on hopping!

Thanks for hopping along with us this month!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Get rhythm {ormolu}

I'm blogging for Ormolu today. 

Stop by the Ormolu blog and see what I made using the newest 
Made and Montage collections from Ormolu. 

I really, really love this page I made. 
So I hope you have a moment to scoot over
there and see what I've been up to.