Sweet Collab!

Juliana Kneipp has teamed up with Valorie Wibbens to create a super sweet kit new today at The LilyPad (and 20% off!!).

I had just the perfect memory to scrap with it:

A Perfect Weekend

We were so disappointed that the hotel only had availability for one night, but we decided to go anyway because with my crazy schedule we have to grab any opportunity we get. It turned out to be a fabulous weekend: even though it was short, we did so many things and had a fantastic time.

Everyday Love by Valorie Wibbens and Ju Kneipp Designs
Fonts: JH Kari and CK Ali’s Hand

I’ll be back later to post a couple cards I forgot to post earlier this week. πŸ˜‰

Still Behind…

My mom is coming to visit in just a little over 2 weeks, and I just realized I’d really like to be all caught up with my P365 by the time she arrives. She will be here for 2 weeks and I won’t be scrapping while she’s here, so I don’t want to find myself with too many P365 weeks to catch up with when she leaves. I finished another spread last night, but I always seem to be 4.5 weeks behind… πŸ˜‰ But I am committed to catching up now!

Chasing Rainbows by Dani Mogstad and Jenn Barrette
Fonts: CK Noah, Pea MeeMee

We’ll see how that goes! πŸ˜‰

Easter Banner

I can finally share the project I did for the April ScrapMatters newsletter: an Easter banner!

Easter Banner

Shaped Cards: Spring, Egg Templates and Accordion Flowers by Krisi’s Kreations, The Carrot Patch by Chelle’s Creations

I had so much fun cutting out all the pieces with my Silhouette, and the banner looks great now! πŸ™‚ It’s not against the wall as in the picture above, it’s hanging freely over DH’s armchair! Here are some of the details:

Easter Banner

Easter Banner

Easter Banner

I will have a hard time taking this down once Easter is over! πŸ™‚

Weekend Recap

I’ve had a quite busy weekend craft-wise:

Cards and hybrid projects completed: 4
Hybrid cards printed and cut out, ready to be assembled: 3.5
P365 LOs done: 0

I really need to set my priorities straight. The problem is that hybrid is so much fun it’s hard to stop! But this week I really need to catch up on my P365. In the meantime, here’s two of the things I got done this weekend. First off, the inspirational piece that has been printed for a while, but yesterday I finally bought push pins for my new cork board so now it is in place:

You Can Do Anything

Life Is Beautiful papers, elements and alpha by Ju Kneipp

(Of course, the cork board isn’t yet hanging on the wall, but one day or the other I will coerce DH into putting it up. πŸ™‚ ) I actually ended up buying a cork board just because I wanted to hang this piece up, and square frames are hard to come by. Plus, the wallpaper in this room wouldn’t have gone well with the fun colors and patterns I plan to put up, so a cork board was the best solution.

Then I made this card:

You Brighten My Day card

Life Is Beautiful papers and elements by Ju Kneipp
Font: Pea Stacy’s Doodle Script

The colors and textures in Juliana Kneipp’s kits are absolutely stunning! I got a GSO on the ScrapMatters GSO blog for this one. πŸ˜‰

A Week Late…

I’m a week late in showing you this amazing kit by Jenn Barrette:

It is such a stunning kit, and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to get those pretty papers printed. Putting together this card took some time, but I love how it turned out:

Our Love Keeps Growing card

Growing Something Good by Jenn Barrette
Font: Pea Stacy’s Doodle Script

I might use it as this year’s anniversary card, unless I get inspired to do something else. I also used this kit for a P365 spread:

Growing Something Good by Jenn Barrette
Font: CK Noah

Yes, I am positively in love with that wood paper! πŸ™‚
ETA: I got a GSO on the ScrapMatters GSO blog!

Flowers and Bunnies

I have been quite busy lately and I’m struggling to find time to create – but don’t I say that all the time? πŸ™‚ I think I am working on at least 3-4 projects at the same time, instead of focusing on one and seeing it to the end, so that doesn’t help either… πŸ˜‰ But I expect quite a few will come together before the weekend is over. In the meantime, last night, since DH was late from choir practice (they stayed an extra half hour, until 9:30 PM, and I was starving… the best way to get distracted was to finish up a couple things), I put together these two little things. I used a gorgeous kit by one of April’s guest designers at ScrapMatters, Laurie Ann:

Isn’t it pretty? All those springy colors! Here’s a card I made:

Spring Tree card

And I also made a bookmark for DH because 1) I couldn’t resist that bunny and 2) despite having made several bookmarks at his request months ago, he claims he doesn’t have enough (and in fact he cannot locate a few of the old ones… sigh).

Bunny Bookmark

I haven’t given it to him yet though, I certainly did not want to endorse his being late home last night. πŸ™‚ I think I’ll give him both the card and bookmark together for my Project 52 Cards this week.

Ready for Spring

We’ve been having some nice sunny days here lately, but the temperature has been pretty low, in the 40s or low 50s. We went running Saturday AND Sunday and it was great. I’d take the cool weather over the heat any time, for anything, actually, but especially for running. πŸ™‚ Anyway, despite the still chilly temperatures (the highs are in the low 40s this week…), spring really is in the air. The first crocuses have popped up this past weekend in our garden, along with many tulip leaves. So it’s the perfect time to use one of my favorite kits ever by Sahlin Studio, Sunshine and Daffodils. I made this card last week:

Somebunny Card

This is the featured kit for April, so this means that if you use it for a project or a LO and post it to the Sahlin Studio gallery, you get a chance to win a GC!