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While we wait on Sandy… a quick Sock Hop update!

We’ve battened down the hatches, stocked up on all the essentials and are now just…. waiting.  Not sure if we’ll get worse weather here later today or what.  But I thought I’d post super quick while we have power!  I wanted to share my Sock Hop gallery projects.  I got Penny Loafers and Poodle Skirt add ons.  And the digital items as well…the stamp brushes here are what I used on the wall art project.  My Cameo machine got another good work out this month too!  Here you go:


Finally, I invite you to participate in the weekly challenge on the SC blog!  I used the new Darling Dear line for this page and I AM IN LOVE with the whole collection!  It’s in the shop now, so grab it while you can!


I hope everyone on the east coast stays safe from the impeding storm…thanks for stopping by!

Sock Hop…take a peek!

i thought this kit reminded me of fall when I first saw images of it… but now that I see what I made with it, it’s really good for any season!  I’ve got three layouts, a decor “print”, and a card to sneak tonight…all made with the SC November Kit, Sock Hop, and the two add ons I chose:  Penny Loafers and Poodle Skirt.

The wall art piece was made from one of the digital brushes this month that I just LOVE.  More on that later possibly…if I can remember how I did it to write up a little how-to!  🙂

Roller Rink…a sneak peek

It’s perfect that the October kit at Studio Calico is called Roller Rink.  Why?  Because my family got to experience that fabulous scene just last month.  It was my kids’ first time on real roller skates and let’s just say they were pretty impressed that mom was “so good!” Little do they know that roller skating on Saturdays was a big thing back in the 80s…especially for Brownies outings.  😉  If you ever are in Topsail Beach, NC…you must check out the roller rink there.  It’s tiny and ancient and just perfect family fun.  Now…on to my sneaks!

I got the Rainbow Kneesocks and Toe Stop add ons this month.  I loved them both and I think these pages are some of my favorites that I’ve done in a long time.  They aren’t complicated or technique-y or anything.  But they feel like me.  Does that make sense? 🙂

Have a great start to the week!

Central High: SC’s September Kit

Ready for fall?  The main kit especially just makes me feel like fall.  Warm colors, numbers, back to school.  I have to be honest…. I like this kit way more than the projects I made with it.  Does that make sense?  I was in a rush to create with it and I don’t really LOVE my pages this month, but I guess that happens sometimes.  🙂  I loved seeing the DT gallery though and soaking in some major inspiration from those ladies!  Here’s what I came up with:

Eight:  This is my main kit only layout for the month.  There are 8 cousins on the Samuels’ side of the family and I love this iphone photo I snapped of them all lined up.  🙂  I cut the numbers in the paper apart and then just layered them to make a border.  I  used my Cameo to do the journaling for a fun twist.Supplies:  Central High kitCameo

To the Top:  This page started off looking much different…and then I lost it and got frustrated and got the chevron washi out.  It’s a little busy for my taste, but that washi tape is so cool it makes up for it. 😉 Supplies:  Central High, The Register, Style Guide

Dude You Got Air:  When I saw the little “dude” speech bubble die cut I knew I needed to use it on a page with Connor jumping off the dunes.  I tilted the whole photo block a little for fun.Supplies: Central High, The Register, Style Guide, Stazon ink, Central High digital brush

And that’s it!  I also have a quick card to share… you can read the tutorial on how I created the rainbow watercolor resist (say that five times fast!) on the SC blog here.

My last BasicGrey share. :(

As a DT member anyways.  I decided not to renew my term as a DT member for BG given my current stage of life and the limited scrap time that comes with that lately.  I’ve always been a HUGE fan of BG…as my paper collection would prove!… so I’m bummed to let this opportunity go.  But I feel like it’s a good decision for me right now.  Anyways, if you like sketches, check out their blog today and play along.  I think this is such a fun sketch.  Here’s my take on it.


I also have a page that never made it onto the blog for some reason… thought I’d share that today too…. some Easter pics of my niece.  It was for the banner and lanterns flickr challenge a while back.


On a different note… reveal is tonight at Studio Calico.  I’ll be back tomorrow hopefully with my September kit layouts.

Early Central High Sneaks

It’s way early to be posting sneaks… but with different vacation plans this month I’ve only had a few days to really work on this kit and already need to put it away now even though reveal’s not for another week or so.  It’s sad!  😉 You will love the main kit, Central High.  The fall-ish colors are gorgeous, the patterns are so easy to work with…it just all meshes so perfectly.  And sad to say… I barely had time to break into the digi items and cut files.  So much great stuff.  Anyways, I got the Style Guide and Register add ons this month.  Thanks for stopping by….


And then there were shelves! Dresser to Desk part 2.

A while ago I shared how I converted my dresser into a scrapbooking desk.  And then I shared on the SC blog about how I organized the drawers, etc in my desk.  I mentioned then that I needed some shelves to go above the desk and fill in all that empty wall that was previously hidden by a tall shelf unit.  Well, I bought those shelves back in May from Ikea and now almost 3 months later… I’ve hung them!  And decorated them!  What can I say… once a procrastinator, always a procrastinator.  😉  But now it’s officially done!




The “snappy.” print is from this shop on etsy.  The fabric leaves are from this one.  Everything else I made with stuff I had around the house and/or my Cameo machine.


And I had a decorative yet functional use for this pretty button frame.  It had a sort of soft fabric backing so I decided instead of using it for a photo I’d use it as a pin cushion for some of my stick pins.  I always think those are too pretty for the drawer anyways!  🙂

If you have any questions…just let me know!

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