Tuesday, January 31, 2012

On to the next round! Votes needed! ;-)

I am in the top 15 this week at Practical Scappers! If you haven't voted yet, please take a minute to vote for your top 7 and don't forget to include my name in it! ;-)

Here is where you can vote for the 3rd Round! Top 10 will advance next! Thank you all who already voted and who have voted these past 2 weeks!Voting ends tomorrow Feb 1st!

The inspiration photo I picked...I loved the white, and replicated the harlequin pattern. So I used the diamond shapes and created a pattern on my layout and used the colors as well.

We had to pick at least 4 items off a list....I used Ribbon, Buttons, made a Banner out of Ribbon, placed a star shaped Tag for journaling, used eyelets to decorate the tag, and placed 2 chip board items ( the candy machine and the horse)


Monday, January 23, 2012

My First Color Challenge at Global Scrappers!

For the first challenge I have two pictures to inspire you! They are taken from Southern Living Magazine!
The colors are: At least two tones of GREEN, WHITE, BROWN and a touch of PINK.

Here are the inspiration pictures:
Photography Ralph Anderson / StylingLeigh Anne MontgomerySteve Bender
Here is my sample:

 I used 2 sheets of Basic Grey PP, and made the sand castle, turtles and sea shells using my Cricut Cartridge I can't remember which one now! ha.. Hope you can come play with us!

Princess Layout!

I made this layout on Friday for Practical Scrappers and also The Paper Variety's Rosette challenge!! I had a lot of fun with this! Don't forget to stop by and VOTE for me, you have until Wednesday! Thanks again to all those who voted for me last week!
Don't forget to check out The Paper Variety for some awesome tutorials they have been posting!
 Here is the sketch I used for this layout! ;-)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Practical Scrappers VOTING open! Group 5..

Hi ladies!

Today is the day I need your help!! ;-)

I entered a layout at Practical Scrappers, and there were 70 layouts chosen and the top 25 will move on to the next round.

Would love for you to take a second and vote, you can only vote once and only today until 11.59 CST! No need to sign up for anything, just click on my name and hit vote!

Thanks in advance!
Here is the link!
Milie ;-)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Oldie but a favorite for Valentine's!

Here is a mailbox I made and can't part with yet! It's displayed in my foyer right now! ;-)

Sketchy Thursdays! Last Sketch! Bo Bunny!

I was so sad when I found out this is the last sketch challenge for Sketchy Thursdays, I have so enjoyed the sketches whenever I had a chance to work on them! And YES, that was the BEST photo I had and the ONLY one of the 3 of us of these past holidays! So it was take it or leave it.. Bella did not want to be held.. Marc was impatient.. haha.. so there it goes!This also goes hand in hand with Bo Bunny's Inspiration Photo! I used this collection which best portayed the colors in that photo!

Here is my take on this week's sketch!

Some misc layouts this weekend!!

I was busy taking down and putting up Christmas Decorations on Friday... Organized my scrap room on Saturday.. so Sunday I said that's IT and I NEED to sit down and scrap! I will be posting the Sketchy Thursdays separate in a minute, but here are my layouts! I worked on stuff for Global Scrappers, Sketchy Thursdays, Citrus Tree Studio and The Moments!

I will also need votes sometime this week for Practical Scrappers!! Will make a new post when that time comes. You will only have 1 time to vote and one day! Thanks in advance!


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Paper Variety!

Here is my first challenge for the Paper Variety after being on the DT for a lovely 6 months! Here is the layout I created for this challenge! Black and White with a TOUCH of color! I am determined to scrap our babymoon pictures.. so hope to get some more out soon!
 I couldn't find the journaling strip I wanted to use (it is SOMEWHERE) but I got tired looking then decided to just journal in the white harlequin diamonds!


Challenge day at Citrus Tree Studio!!!

Today is finally challenge day at Citrus Tree Studio!! I have been anxious for days! I am the Guest Designer for January! YAY!!!! The valentine kit "Forever Mine, Valentine" was FABULOUS to work with and you get so much out of it!!!

My challenge is an AD Inspiration! Here is the Magazine Clipping... and below my take on it! A little different for me, but I liked how it turned out! Definitely different!!

 From Parents Magazine- October 2011.
 I have never really cut out a photo before! So this was a first for me!!!
 Close UP!
 This heart came in the KIT also! I painted it red with Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint.. then used a stamp and pearl white dabber to add a pattern onto the heart. I added a doily, ribbon, pin and flower from my stash.

These are some other projects I made with the kit!


Monday, January 9, 2012

Sketchy Thursdays!

Here is my take on the 01.05.12 sketch!! The background paper is Bo Bunny I believe. I used Bazzill Cardstock and used my Cuttlebug to emboss the green piece of paper with the "wood grain" folder. I pop dotted the Thickers onto a blue piece of card stock to pop out the color. I doodled around the edges and used some misc doilies and bling! I has a lot of green and blue doilies, I guess I don't use those too often!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Goldfish filled Ornaments for Toddler Class!

I never got a great picture of my gold fish ornaments for Isabella's Class! I used plastic ornaments from Michael's.. painted red and green circles on them with Martha Stewart Acrylic Paint.. Used a special pen to personalize all the ornaments and added a bow and a nice decorative "pin" not sure what those things are called to hang them in the tree... lol.. I also added 2011 on the back of them and then filled them with GOLDFISH! This was about a 3 day process to let the paint dry, then fill up.. then place in the container to take to school.. it was not too bad once you have everything...


Some of My Favorites of 2011!!

2011 was a crazy year scrapping.. I started getting my MOJO back in February after Isabella was born, and started making LAYOUTS again for a change after sticking to CARDS alone for 1 year! I so enjoyed the layouts that I didn't make as many cards since! Crazy huh??!!

2011 would also be the year that 2 of my layouts of Isabella (pink and so girly) would be taken offline to be published!!! So hopefully by May I will have 2 layouts in All About Baby-Create It Book!

I started rough and then got obsessed with clusters.. the rose trim... and DOILIES!!!! Yes, I order the doilies all the way from Australia on Etsy! and I Can't get enough of them!!!! Prima flowers and bling are still a favorite as well!

Here are a few of my favorites that always stand out and that might be framed or displayed at my house!

Gift for in-laws..