Friday, February 12, 2016

Creating with NEW Webster's Pages!

I'm so happy to be able to share with you a layout that I created using the brand new "Make a Wish" collection from Webster's Pages!

It brings together so much that I love: gold, pink, pastels, adorable little details that make me question whether I'm crafting with scrapbook supplies or candy.

Seriously good enough to eat.

Paper strips and pieces, stickers, punched bits, embellishments on a stick, flowers, doily, cord, epoxy stickers, many pretty things to compliment my sweet daughter.

I don't really have a set formula or direction for the way I do things. I just tuck and add and adjust until it looks good.

And I actually never secure anything until I'm pretty much done. So gluing can be tedious, but I like to change around so much that there's just no other way.

Thanks for letting me share today :)

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"Our Stories" Mini Album

Mini albums.

I remember a time when they intimidated me. I mean, how in the world do you FIT everything into such a small space??

I've always been a really "full" being forced to hold back a little and focus on just a small handful of things per page was really tough for me. Since that time, I've made quite a few minis and though they are definitely one of the more time-consuming projects, they are now some of my favorites to do.

They are the type of project that can be set out, displayed, and enjoyed over and over again.

I recently created a mini to be used as a sample for a mini album kit offered in my shop. It's simple, pretty, uncomplicated, and allowed me to record some of my favorite memories from the past year.

Can I admit that I ALWAYS struggle with covers? Whether to title them or not? Photo or no? Always having to resist the urge to PILE on flowers and other stuff? Ugh. Keep it simple, Erin. It'll be fine.

I'm obsessed with gold foil- anything. Obsessed.

Well, obsessed with gold in general. And the itty bitty die cuts that come with the new Prima "Tales of You & Me" ephemera pack.

And tassels! Adorable.

Did I mention the collections used in this mini album? I combined Prima "Tales of You & Me" and Blue Fern Studios "Blush" & "Timeless", all new releases. They all went together so well :)

New chipboard birdie, also from "Tales of You & Me". I want to squeeze him :)

I had so much fun with this mini.

How about you? Minis- love them? Hate them? Somewhere in between? I've gone back and forth between my favorite type of project to do...for the longest time, it was layouts. Then it was tags. Now I'm not so sure.

What I do know is I'm loving being able to create for myself. Relaxed. Take my time. Although I am quite excited that I will soon be doing some new projects for Webster's :). I've had a bit of a break and I'm now ready to get back to it. Webster's has always had my heart :)

Anyways, I'll see you guys soon okay?

Take care.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hello! How About a Giveaway?

Hello? It's me. I'm in Minnesota dreaming about who we used to be...

Totally kidding. Well kind-of. I do miss this blog space and figured it was time to peek my head in and let you guys know what I've been up to.


Good grief, when did life get so busy? I sometimes wonder how in the world I used to do a project a day. I must admit, I got burnt out as so many do. It's not uncommon to see designers get a little too caught up in the excitement, join too many design teams, and in the process lose the joy of just simply creating.

That is exactly what happened to me. And that is why I stepped back.

As a wife and as a mother of three, with over 100 animals to tend to on our happy hobby farm, there just simply wasn't enough time in the day.

And after a while, I realized I still had so much love for beautiful product and the happiness that comes with crafting. I opened up an Etsy shop and started creating scrapbook kits, which I've discovered I love way too much. It really doesn't surprise me, however, after my time designing for C'est Magnifique and eventually co-creating the mixed media kits there with my sister. There's just something about colors, textures, flowers, and pretty things all brought together in one gorgeous collection of goodness.

And today I'm sharing with you a giveaway that I have going on from my shop, which can be entered through my Facebook page.

This Prima prize package valued at over $35.00 is up for grabs. Free shipping, open Internationally:

All you have to do is: (1) "Like" my shop's Facebook page and (2) sign up for my VIP Club which just gets you on my mailing list for giveaways, exclusive coupon codes, sneak peeks at what I'm working on, and more. I never spam, I promise :)

That's it! No purchase required. 

You are definitely welcome to come check out my shop at any time!

And I can't leave without sharing some projects that I haven't shared here before. I do still carve out time here and for creating ;)

I promise not to wait another 8 months before posting again.

Good to see you all :)