OMG! How Do I Use That?

Hello everyone!

It's time for another installment of the "OMG! How Do I Use That" series that my friend Jenifer and I participate in!  Basically, it's just a fun way for us to use paper or products that stump us creatively.  Plus, we love to see what each other comes up with and share our creations with all of you, of course!

This time we decided to use this piece of patterned paper from Studio Calico...

I love this piece of paper, but wow is it graphic!  Or maybe loud is a better word, lol!

Here's what I came up with...

I cut the paper in large, random, chunks and then pieced them back in order on a piece of pink card stock.  I stitched each section and then stitched two "blank" sections at the bottom to incorporate the design into my white space.

 I added a bunch of yellow, gold, clear, and black sequins throughout the page and placed my title and journaling in separate areas at the bottom.

Now head on over to Jenifer's blog and check out how she used this fun patterned paper!  TFL!

Have a great day!


@ the beach

Happy Wednesday!

I'm sharing a layout I created using some of the wonderful products you can find in the Evalicious shop on the Evalicious blog today!

I was really inspired by the adorable Documented Cloud Tags and badge buttons from the Escape collection for this layout.

I used my sewing machine to stitch a large random circle design onto my page and then misted several different ink colors around it.  I layered badge buttons over the cloud tags and used a few sequins for extra sparkle.

I stamped the ampersat symbol onto some vellum and then layered it around the embellishment cluster above my title.

Supplies Used:  Ampersat and Ampersand Stamp Set, Escape v1 Badge Button, Escape v3 Badge Buttons, Escape Miscellany Tags, Escape Snipsnip Labels

I want to thank Eve again for having me as a guest designer this month at Evalicious!  I really enjoyed working with her amazing products :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!


Chic Tags Challenge Sunday: Sketch It Out

Happy Monday and happy fall, everyone!

There's a new challenge up over on the Chic Tags blog...Sketch It Out...

And here's my take on the sketch...

I decided to stick close to the sketch because I was really drawn to that big triangle design at the top left.  I layered several different pieces of patterned paper and stitched through each one before sprinkling tiny sequins all over it.

I used tags from the Birthday Cake collection from Chic Tags for this layout.

We would love for you to play along with us!!  It's easy!  Just create a layout based on the Sketch and leave a link to your page, in the comments section here, by Saturday, September 28.  A random winner will be selected to win a $10 Gift Certificate to the Chic Tags store.  Can't wait to see what you create!!


Week 36

Happy Saturday, everyone!  

Today I'm sharing my spread for Week 36 on the Chic Tags blog...

I layered lots of bright tags from the Birthday Cake collection for my title card.  

I used the whole set of the Everyday Life II Week Note Cards throughout my spread to tie both pages together. 

Left Side:

Right Side:

I layered the Everyday Life II Mini Tags on the bottom of the Week Note Cards for an added layer and to help coordinate my overall color scheme. 

And here' my full spread for Week 36...

Chic Tags Used:  Birthday Cake (Artisans, Labels), Everyday Life II (Month Tags, Week Note Cards, Mini Tags, Cards, Icons)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by! 


"It All Started With A Sketch" Giveaway Winner!

Happy Friday!

It's time to announce the winner of the Come On Get Crafty Sketch Class giveaway!  

And the winner is...

This class looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Congratulations, Katie!  Please email Nicole at comeongetcrafty@gmail.com to claim your prize :)  And a big thanks to everyone who hopped along with us this week!  I hope to see you in class!


Week 35

Happy Thursday everyone!

I'm so excited to be guest designing over at the Evalicious blog this month!  I was so inspired by all the amazing products I got to work with for my Week 35 spread...

I used lots of the Escape Collection tags, labels, and badge buttons for this spread.

Left Side:

It was a big week around our house...I got a cold, the fair was in town, I had to go to the dentist (twice), I turned another year older, and I got Avery ready to attend Pre-K the following week.

I stamped the large ampersat stamp onto a journaling card and then colored it in using some of my watercolor ink.

Right Side:

And here's my full spread for Week 35...

You can view the full post here.  Thanks for stopping by...I hope you have a great day!


Scraplifted Cards

Hello everyone!

I'm sharing some cards I created on the Lily Bee blog today.  This week's theme is scraplifting a design team member or a member from the Lily Bee Flickr group.

For my first card, I chose to scraplift fellow DT member, Patricia's, "Time For Tea Dear" layout...

 I was really inspired by the diamond design she created out of the patterned paper pieces.

My next card's design came from a layout by Nicole, another fellow DT member...

I used the same cut file as the background for my card and placed a couple of speech bubbles on it just like she did on her layout.

Be sure and head over to the blog and check out who Wendy and Patricia scraplifted for their card designs.

Have a wonderful day!


Pool Day

Happy Tuesday, friends!

I'm sharing this layout on the Scrapbook Circle blog today...

My inspiration for this layout was the September Printable that you can download for free when you sign up for "Photo Goes Here" kit.

I used punches and pop-dots to give them a little extra pizzazz.  The printables coordinate so well with the kits...they're one of my favorite features :)

You can see the full post here.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Come On Get Crafty Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Hello everyone and welcome!  If your hopping along with us today your probably coming from the Come On Get Crafty blog.  We're giving you chances to win a spot in our upcoming online class, "It All Started With A Sketch"!  Our creative team has been working hard to provide you with tons of inspiration and ideas when working with sketches and you'll get to see a few sneak peeks along the way.  We also have a fabulous lineup of guest contributors for even more sketch inspiration...

And here's my sneak peek...

To get a chance to win a spot in the class, just leave me a comment here by Thursday, September 19th, 2013, Midnight EST.  Winners will be announced Friday, September 2oth, 2013.  Good luck!

Next stop on the hop is Ginny

And here's the complete lineup: 

Adrienne - You are here :) 


September Sketch Challenge at Come On Get Crafty

Hello everyone!  Happy Saturday :) 

There's a new sketch challenge up on the Come On Get Crafty blog today!

Here's my take on the sketch...

I stuck close to the sketch and switched out a photo spot for my journaling.  I was really inspired by the Bella BLVD Daily collection...I love all those bright, happy colors.

I loved layering the Studio Calico Sundrifter Vellum Frames on top of my photos.  They added the perfect pop of color.

Make sure you stop by the blog and check out what the other creative team members came up with using the sketch.  You can also play along and link up your take on the sketch to the COGC blog post for a chance to win a $5 gift card to the online shop.

And don't forget to stop by the COGC blog on Monday for our first official blog hop!  We'll be giving away seats for our upcoming online class "It All Started With A Sketch" so you won't want to miss out!