Tuesday, February 14, 2012

SwissgirlDesigns Blog Hop!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! :D

Well today is exciting because it is the SwissgirlDesigns Blog Hop! (If you have stumbled upon my blog and didn't know about the blog hop then click here, and it will take you to the beginning :D)

Now I know I went on and on about these stamps in my last post but if you have never heard of Rahel Menig's stamp company SwissgirlDesigns, the you NEED to check them out! They are beautiful, and of really good quality, and the designs are clever. :D And lucky for you guys, I actually have one set to giveaway today!! This is one of my fav sets of hers: Sew Happy.

Aren't they amazing?! :D Be sure the check out her shop for all her other designs (trust me you will wanna!

Here is my layout about my little Aurelia. :) Isn't she silly?! She is always trying to grab the camera when I take pictures anymore so I have to work with what I can get. :P The theme for this blog hop is love and sparkly! I did lots of glitter and of course I love my little baby. I had lots of fun doing this layout. Hope you like it!

*ETA!!* Hi everyone! Ok so I am not quite sure how it happened but my layout image never loaded into the post? I checked this post what felt like a billion times before I pressed for it to be prescheduled, but we have had a crazy morning and I am only just checking on everything now. Anyone ever had that happen before-where blogger just eats your image?! Weird huh?! Wel it is here now! :D Sorry bout that everyone!

Ok so in order to get your name in for this stamp set, I need you to leave me a comment telling me about the best Valentines Day gift you have ever received or given. The one that meant the most to you, that you will never forget your whole life. Even if you bought it for yourself!! Laugh! I would LOVE to hear about it! I will share my absolute hands-down fav with you all when I announce the winner! Thanks so so much for stopping by!

Your next destination on the blog hop is the very talented Lilith! And just in case you get lost somewhere along the way here is the whole line up:



Amy <-- That's where you are now! :D




Hope you all have a great time hopping! And again Happy Valentine's Day!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

SwissgirlDesigns DT!

Hi everyone!! I am back with a very be-lated announcement. :) I am a member of Rahel Menig's new design team for her amazing stamp company SwissgirlDesigns!! It is such a huge honor to be on this team, and working with a very good friend as well. :D I have known Rahel for a little bit now and she is seriously the sweetest person alive! I am truly blessed to know her.

If you are familiar with my blog or my work then you will know that stamping isn't exactly a go-to technique for me. I have done stamping for sure! But just not on a regular basis. Well this last year (maybe a little less) I have been in a pretty significant rut in my scrapbooking. I needed something to help me get out of it! Something new and challenging, and like magic, this opportunity came along! I am in love with having something new to work with on my pages! I even made the gigantic leap and started embossing! LOL! Crazy, no?! I am certainly no proficient at it, but I think with more practice and expanding my collection of stamp pads and powders, I'll get the hang of it before too long. :D

I want to thank Rahel again for giving me this amazing opportunity! I am super honored to be on the SwissgirlDesigns DT with an incredibly talented group of scrappers! Check out the announcement here. I still can't believe that line-up. I am HUGE fans of all those girls (including Rahel), and just hope I can live up to it! :D

Here is my first layout for you! Don't you just love that face? She is sooooo much more emotional than Cree was. And goodness she has one heck of a temper! When she doesn't get what she wants she LITERALLY lunges backward slamming her little self on the floor. :P Colliding with whatever she happens to run into along the way. It seriously makes my heart stop when she does it. Every. time. (Did I mention she is only one and I already have grey hair going on?!) Gah!

(I gotta admit I was slightly intimidated learning that almost all the girls are minimalists-and clearly that rubbed off on me with my first layout here-but I will work hard to make sure that I still stay true to myself as well.)

Well there you have it! :D More to come soon as I will be part of a Valentine's Blog Hop! Thanks so much for stopping by! Take care!


Oh and P.S. Do you think this place needs a facelift? I have been feeling like it has for a while now but it is such an undertaking I honestly don't think I will be able to get to it til like April! LOL!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Guesting for Pink Paislee!

Hi everyone!! It has been an awful long time since I have come on here and updated.

Actually updated.

I have been busy, true. But mostly I have just been spending time with my family. The girls are growing so fast. I can't even believe that Aurelia is going to be 1 year old in a matter of days!! Time goes by way too fast.

I kinda realized lately that I needed to take a break. The signs were there I just couldn't read them til it had all fallen apart. :P Don't you just love that? lol.

Anyway, I have still been keeping up with some scrapbooking though, and just this week my guest feature at Pink Paislee went up on their blog! I am still so thankful I had the opportunity to guest for them! I used a wide variety of their products, including some of the first stuff I ever bought of theirs: Office Lingo paper! Loved how it all turned out.

*Note: I really really REALLY tried to get InLinkz set up for you guys so you would be able to see what products I used on all these, but the site is not working with my internet explorer browser or something. Sooooo, I'm stuck. I'll keep working on it and hopefully be able to figure something out.

*Edited to add!!* I got InLinkz to work! :D Enjoy!

Here they are! :D

This little brooch is a little something I made as well (but somehow it didn't make it into their post on the Pink Paislee blog). Almost all the layouts above have little banner/pennant flags on them made from the Mistables muslin scallop trims. I altered them by cutting all the little scallop parts off, making just long strips of the muslin that I then cut into. I was left behind with all these little half circles, and decided I would try my hand at flower making! I added it to a Pink Paislee flower from the Enchanting line (?), and also some velvet that I had in my stash. It is so pretty and was super easy!

Well that's the whole thing. I have tons of stuff that I haven't shared from my dt positions, and really need to get on the ball and share them. I will try to do that soon! :D

Take care everyone!