Monday, November 12, 2012

Divine Inspiration

Hi everyone,
I just wanted to take a minute and give a BIG shout out to Jas at EndlessCreationsbyJas. She's super talented and I LOVE her start-to-finish card making videos. If you haven't seen her, check her out on youtube, she's craftgalore108. The inspiration she provides is "endless". Jas is a total PRO at copic coloring, I'm super jealous of her talent!!!
Thanks for the inspiration Jas!!!


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Layouts & Cards made using "Peaceful" collection by Authentique

Hello friends,
I really enjoyed working with this collection. The papers are so nice in texture and I love the hint of olive green.  I proved how versatile they are by making a LIFE layout that doesn't have anything to do with winter. I can't wait to put my pictures on these layouts!! Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Family mini album (made using "Tell Your Story" collection)

Hi all,
I just completed another design team project for Heartfelt Creations! I have to admit, I wasn't very fond of the colors at first, but now I can honestly say that I'm in love with the color combo! It grew on me :) When I was assigned to work with this collection I had no idea all the yummy embellishments that it would include. Teresa Collins has outdone herself!!! Check out my youtube video to see the link for the tutorial I followed to make this album (click here to watch).Thanks for stopping by to take a look...


Saturday, August 25, 2012

A Die for a Sketch - Challenge #3

Hello everyone,
After a short and sweet vacation with the family, it's been nice to get back into my craft room and playing with all of my craft yumminess! So, here's my project for this month's challenge, a baby boy card. Although it's simple I had fun making it.

I used Stampin Up papers, a Recollections stamp set, Card Word Puzzle stamp set from CTMH, Outdoor Denim ink, CTMH white embossing powder, CTMH neutral hemp, misc. white button brads, and a light gray 5"x5" card base from Studio G.  I hope you'll play along with the monthly challenges at .Thanks for stopping by!!


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wedding Card

Hi everyone!
I made this card for my cousin who is getting married tomorrow. I used a new paper stack from DCWV called "The Formal Affair". (No worries, I'm still following Kay's Paper Challenge) I absolutely LOVE these papers, they're beautiful!! I used Mojo Monday's sketch 252. Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, August 6, 2012

Latest Design Team projects for Heartfelt Creations Store

Hey all!
Here are my latest projects for the Heartfelt Creations design team. The first is a Christmas mini made from kraft envelopes. (Yes, Christmas in July!). I used the Christmas Emporium collection by Graphic 45, love it!!!! This is the second one I've ever made.

Next I made some some layouts and cards using the "Down The Boardwalk" collection by We R Memory Keepers. I have to admit that I would normally NOT be attracted to the style or colors of this one, but after using it, I fell in LOVE with the entire collection of papers and embellishments. I love how rustic everything is.

And finally I just completed this photo stand display using papers from the "Nostalgia" collection by My Minds Eye. (Tutorial for photo stand can be found at LakeAvenueDesigns youtube channel.) Wow! Could I just tell you how much I REALLY love this set!?!?!? These colors are gorgeous and the embellishments are so versatile, proof you'll see in the different themes in my cards :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!!


Monday, July 30, 2012

A Die for a Sketch - Challenge #2

Hi there,
I am having so much fun with these sketches, and ALL the sketches in my life right now :) I've decided to try creating a different project each month, so as not to bore you (or myself)!
With that being said, for this month's challenge, I decided to alter a composition book, which I hadn't done in some time. I used K & Co's papers and I used 4 dies, yes, 4 dies in my project, some pearl strands, some lace and trims and other small embellishments. It was totally fun to put this together. Now I'm looking forward to next month's sketch!!!!!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Die for a Sketch - challenge #1

So it's been a while, but I'm glad to be back to post my project for A Die for a Sketch. Special THANKS to my friend Nancy (nickelnook on YT) for inviting me to follow along on these monthly sketch challenges. Those of you who have followed my blog for a while, know that I'm all about the sketches!!!! I decided to make a card for this one, surprise, surprise :)
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Father's Day cards

Here are some cards I made for Father's Day over the weekend. It was both fun and challenging to put these together (no bows or flowers, yikes!!) All were made from scraps, somefrom my beloved CTMH paper collections. The shirt & tie cards were made using Yoli's help (my daughter loves origami!!!). We found a really easy-to-follow tutorial on YT, the channel is TarheelStamper, check it out!  Thanks again for watching!!!