Project Life

Project Life: July ’15

Hi everyone! I’m back with my Project Life layout for July. I really tried taking more photos this past month. I always had a camera on me (or two) and I made sure to take pictures of what caught my eye. My family and I also bought a selfie stick and put it to good use. We didn’t care that people were probably looking at us funny because we couldn’t stop yelling and laughing because we had no idea what we were doing.DSC02969

I used Studio Calico, Kellie Stamps, Kelly Purkey, and Simon Says Stamp stamps for my layout. For the journaling cards, I used Studio Calico and Amy Tangerine paper and a card from Big City Quiet Designs.

DSC02972I made the firework journal card with Photoshop, because come on, you know that song pops into your head when you see fireworks (Right? Or am I the only one?).
DSC02982Some of the pictures I took during July were for another Project Life album I’m working on and I didn’t want to use the pictures twice, so I ended up having more empty spaces on this layout than I thought I would. To help cover more space, I took a 4×3 picture of AJ and made it into a 8×6. I really like how the layout turned out because of it.DSC02987This week I will be heading to Dallas for a small family trip and I am charging my cameras and selfie stick as I type! I’m hoping I will have tons of pictures for my August layout, and then September should be filled with pictures of Austin!

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Making · Paper Crafts

Smile, It’s Your Day!

Hi there! Welcome back! I can’t believe we are at the end of May already! Today is also the last day of school for the kiddos here in our part of Texas. We have been getting a lot of rain (which I love) so I decided to bring a little sunshine with my new card. I used the Simon Says Stamp kit for June for this card and I will be entering it in the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.

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The June kit of the month is probably my most favorite out of all the kits I have received! I love the sun on the stamp set and the Smile die.
Smile, It's Your Day 3I cut small strips out of the 6×6 paper pad that came in the kit. I stamped a pattern out of the “It’s Your Day!” stamp with the MISTI. I used Mama Elephant’s Sunshine ink pad for the sun and heat embossed some Judikins Iridescent Sparkle Embossing Powder.

I wanted to add some enamel dots but unfortunately I haven’t bought any, so I used some pearl dots(?). I colored a couple with a black Copic marker to match the card. Smile, It's Your Day 1

It’s hard to see the iridescent sparkle powder on the sun but it looks awesome in person. I adhered the sun with foam dots and the black pearls with Ranger Multi Medium Matte.

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Again, I love this stamp set and can’t wait to use it again! Thanks for checking out this post and I hope you have a great weekend!

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Scrapbooking

Just Like Heaven

Hi everyone! The time I’ve been waiting for has finally come! It’s not officially Spring time yet but my trees are finally starting to wake up!

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I had no idea my pear tree had already started blooming. As I took these pictures, the birds were chirping, the doors to the house were wide open, and my dogs and I were enjoying the sunshine, little moments like this are what makes my soul happy!

So today I decided to change it up a bit. It’s been about two years since I’ve scrapbooked and lately I’ve just had the urge to make a quick page, probably because when I listen to certain songs I hear little parts of lyrics I want to use on a page, plus anybody who knows me well, knows I will find any chance to make anything related to The Cure. So I finally decided to go for it and dust off my 12×12 paper.

I’ve been wanting to scrapbook this picture of my son for the longest time but just couldn’t think of a layout or title for it. This is my favorite baby picture of him, he’s actually eleven now so… yeah, this took a long time to make! I decided to make the picture black and white and have the title as the pop of color.

Just Like Heaven 2I love this little label maker, I think I bought it for like $5 at Michael’s Craft Store a couple of years ago and I’m so glad I did because this thing comes in handy. I’ve used this in scrapbooking and cardmaking, and I also want to use this whenever I decide to make a Project Life page.
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I made the “Just Like Heaven” with my Cricut. The wooden stars are from Studio Calico and the clouds were made with WPlus9 dies.Just Like Heaven 4I used a blank white paper for my background and sprinkled different colors of ink with my water brush.Just Like Heaven 5

So there it is, a quick and simple scrapbook page! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you guys are enjoying the early signs of Spring as well!

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Additional Supplies:
K&Company SMASH Label Maker
Recollections White Cardstock Paper
Craft Smith Gradients Paper Pad

Card Making · Uncategorized

Thanks For Everything

Hello everybody! Notice anything different? I’ve been busy playing on my computer! I decided to change the look of my blog, I wanted to be able to personalize my theme a little more and I even made my own logo (you can find the font I used here) .

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ALSO… my card Sunflower Thank You has been getting some love! I was so excited to see LAWN FAWN (agh!!!!) pinned my card! That’s a pretty big deal for me! Like I said before, this was the company that pretty much started all this for me.

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Yes, I’m a nerd. No, I don’t care…

Sunflower Thank You also got me my first badge!!! I was “spotted and hearted” on Flickr by the Lawnscaping Challenge blog.

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I’m so happy other people are liking my cards plus I’m having so much fun creating them and giving them out.

So to celebrate the new look of The Lovely Pear and the love Sunflower Thank You is getting, I made another pear card.

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I am submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Simon Says Add A Little Texture.
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I made my own stencil using two sheets of cardstock and Wplus9 Clear Cut Stackers:Pear. I used Papertrey Ink ink pads to give my embossing paste some color, and I finished the card with a Simon Says Stamp sentiment embossed in gold on velum paper.

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I hope you guys enjoy the new layout and my new card. Thank you for all the comments and likes, a big THANKS goes out to you guys!

See you next time!

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Recollections Tinsel Embossing Powder Gold
Recollections Specialty Paper Translucent

Card Making · Paper Crafts

Thinking of You

Hello everybody! I definitely have Katy Perry’s “Thinking of You” playing in my head as I type this. I’ve been wanting to play with watercolor/gelatos for awhile now so I finally decided to buy some at my local Michael’s craft store. These are Faber-Castell gelatos, the “Blue” set, you can find these on Simon Says Stamp and Ellen Hutson. The colors are so beautiful in person, this picture does not do them justice!

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I really didn’t know where/how to start but as I was playing with them I had a mixture of purple and blue puddles on my craft mat and I just grabbed my watercolor paper and soaked it all up. I used my new Ranger water brush to add some spots to the background. I wish it was more vibrant but I’m happy with my first attempt with the gelatos. I used the stamp set and some paper from the Simon Says Stamp monthly kit for January (can’t wait for February’s because it comes with a gold gelato).

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I hope to play some more with watercolor techniques and hopefully get better at it because I’m loving all these watercolor cards that are coming out!

Thanks for stopping by!