December 7, 2011

Farewell Pink Paislee

I remember how excited I was when I got the email from Pink Paislee asking me to join the team last year. I was so excited! They were one of my favorite companies and I was looking forward to working with them. It's was a great opportunity for me and an excellent company to work for. I can't believe it's been a year already! Time to move on though and explore different opportunities and mediums - and I'm really looking forward to that.

Here are a few of my Pink Paislee projects that I recently completed.
Using the Nantucket line and Coredinations cardstock to make this vacation page.
I made this "heart" you page using the 6x6 pads from the Vintage Vogue and Nantucket lines.
Using the "stitched heart" shape and the Silhouette Cameo. Love how clean this machine cuts intricate shapes!
And my last page, using the Vintage Vogue line on this page about my grandparents' love story.
I love how this turned out, even if my picture isn't the greatest...
If you'd like to work for a great company and be part of an amazing team, I would encourage you to visit the Pink Paislee website and apply for their new 2012 design team. I couldn't recommend them enough!

December 6, 2011

Studio Calico Disney Mini

I love taking pictures at Disney World. I probably take too many, but that doesn't really stop me from snapping away every time. I keep a journal too, so that I can remember what we did and when we did it. I can go back and look at our trips when Nico was just 3 and see how very different they were. I like details like that + memoribilia + photos. 

What better way to hold on to those than in a mini album. I like getting an entire trip "done" in one small book. It may take me a year to get all of my Disney layouts, but in the meantime Nico can look over this mini and point out memories from our trip (he loves doing that).
I used the Studio Calico Woodgrain Minialbum. Love that it comes full of graph paper that matches everything and I like the 8x4 size - it's just enough room for pictures and words.
This album was created for and is copyright
This album is a day-by-day account of our trip. I started the first page with a shot of our hotel since that's where our story begins! 
 Some highlights and memories of each day are the focus of each 2-page spread.
I cut out an intricate die cut "divider" with the Silhouette to add color and pattern to a page that is almost all journaling.
I mixed Studio Calico die cuts and October Afternoon for this panoramic photo and title page. A few title stickers break up all of the text.
A page about one of our favorite character meals.
The reason why we come back every year...
 Meeting new Disney friends...
And the final roundup. I like to document what everyone's "favorites" were from the trip. Sometimes the answers make me laugh - it's usually the small things!

SUPPLY LIST (Click on each photo for source):

December 2, 2011

A Disney Peek

I've been busy with a little project that I have been enjoying so much! Here's a little peek...

And this is what my desk looked like this morning when I finished it. Crazy busy with projects, assignments, life, Christmas.

This minialbum should be up at 2Peas early next week. I'll post it here too as soon as I get the go ahead. Have yourself a Merry Little Weekend!

November 8, 2011

October Afternoon Boarding Pass and A WINNER!

And the winner of the 2Peas Garden Girl Blog Hop is.....
Elizabeth said...
Beautiful layout as always! Am definitely going to use a garland for my December Daily! For me Christmas and Thanksgiving are a tie! I couldn't pick just one LOVE them both!
Congrats Elizabeth! Just send me your email address and I'll get your $20 gift certificate code right to you. Thanks everyone for playing along!

And now on to a page I posted on 2 Peas yesterday...

I love family vacations. Showing Nico different parts of the world, relaxing, exploring and just spending time together in different places - these are some of my favorite memories.  I keep a travel journal and fill it with stories about our adventures. And some day I'll get every single one of those stories down in our scrapbooks. For now, I like to do highlight pages that cover an entire trip in a 2-page spread.
This layout is copyright
October Afternoon's Boarding Pass was perfect for the generic travel theme I was looking for. Even though these stories are from our recent cruise, I wanted to keep the focus on the photos and travel diary theme instead of the "nautical" theme - that page will probably come later.
I thought this camera and polaroid would make a great focal point and a place to ground my title.
Lots of journaling with some of Nico's firsts (dolphin swim, playing in a real fort, learning how to shoot a 
cannon, learning to snorkel, exploring Old San Juan) - lots of random things that he experienced. I want to remember those things and with this layout I can!

SUPPLY LIST: (click on the photo for details)