Monday, August 25, 2014

Birds of a Feather August Kit

Check out the gorgeous August Kit at Birds of a Feather Kit Co!  There are a few more left in the store, so hurry on over to pick yours up! 


Here are my projects featuring the August Kit and you can check out the fantastic inspiration from the rest of the Design Team in the Birds of a Feather Kit Co Gallery!









Thanks for stoppin' by my blog today!
~Carolyn

Monday, August 11, 2014

Creative Side - Blog Hop

Whew - it's been a while since I have posted here but I have been busy with Seth's sports, work and scrapping. :)

I was invited by Leslie to join in a blog hop that digs a little into my creative side.  You can see Leslie's post here.


1. What am I working on right now?
During the past few weeks I have been digging out all of my supplies to sort and reorganize them.  I am loving seeing things I had forgotten about and now are in a place that I can find them.  I am also very close to completing a 50 project challenge that I started on Feb. 8, 2014 - in fact I am one project away!!  I only count 12x12 layouts.  

You can see my #48 layout featured on the Birds of a Feather Kit Club's blog today:  HERE

#49 won't reveal until Tuesday, August 19th on the same blog but here is a sneak at it:




2. How long does it take to create a project?
I have always been a pretty fast scrapper but lately I would like to take some more time to do some more techniques on my layouts.


3. What are my fave things I love to create with at the moment.
Stencils with distress ink on white cardstock - love the look!

Here are two of my layouts featuring this technique:





4. How does your writing/creating process work?
Usually it's driven by design team work so I find photos that work with the products or challenges.


5. What inspires you?
My photos and other great layouts online.

My next step is to invite a few more bloggers to share a bit about themselves next week:

Jolene

Celeste

Megan


Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Birds of a Feather April Kit

Check out this fantastic kit from Birds of a Feather Kit Co!  I love the bright colors in this kit!!



This first layout is of Seth & me last spring … when he finally passed me in height!  



Next, is a layout of our current home … must have been a great day to take photos against the gorgeous Colorado sky!



Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Friday, April 04, 2014

Challenge at Scrapy Land

Come join us at Scrapy Land and play along with this week's challenge:

This week's challenge is to use Stitching and Arrows on your projects (layout, cards, mini-album, home-decor...).

The contest ends Midnight April 8th.
Winner will be announced April 9th.

Can't wait to see your submission!

~Carolyn

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Bird of a Feather Kit Co's April "tweet" sketch and kit are here!

Come join us this month at Birds of a Feather Kit Co and play along with our sketch challenge!!



And while you are there check out the AMAZING April kit!!  I cannot wait to play with all of the fantastic goodies included!



Can't wait to see what you create!!

~Carolyn

Monday, March 31, 2014

Scrapy Land Online Crop layout

On Sunday evening I participated in Scrapy Land's online crop - I completed one layout & played along with a few trivia challenges!!

Here is the sketch challenge & my layout that I played along with:



Seth & Oswald on Christmas morning:



This layout adds to my challenge to complete 50 layouts ... this marks layout #20 of 50 since Feb. 8th when I started scrapping again!  Love being on a creative roll!

Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014

Scrapbook Express March Challenge #3

Here is another layout for the March challenge over at Scrapbook Express - come play a long for your chance to win weekly and monthly!!  This is your last chance to enter for March!

The challenge is to either use this sketch and / or die cuts.  I was (once again) inspired by the sketch and I managed to use some older items in my stash!  


This week I flipped the sketch:




I took these photos in February when we were in a major cold snap with temps not even warming up to zero!  Here are some photos from when it was about -19 degrees outside and Seth was shoveling the driveway in the shorts that he wore to school!!  





Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Birds of a Feather Kit Co March 'tweet' sketch

Birds of a Feather Kit Club has a new monthly sketch!  You can check out the details on the Birds of a Feather Kit Co blog!



Here is my take on the sketch … I used some Karen Foster Design "What's Cookin'" line mixed with The Birds of a Feather March Kit - love how it all worked together!  I cut the title with my Silhouette Cameo - I think it was supposed to be a vinyl wall saying - but hey it worked here too! :)


Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Birds of the Feather March Kit Technique

This very cool Crafter's Workshop Life Bits stencil came in the Birds of a Feather March Kit - head on over to the Birds of a Feather Blog to see my tips on using this stencil to create my layout below.








Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Scrapbook Express March Challenge #2

Here is another layout for the March challenge over at Scrapbook Express - come play a long for your chance to win weekly and monthly!!

The challenge is to either use this sketch and / or die cuts.  I was inspired by the sketch and I managed to use some older items in my stash!  

Since our Cancun trip in January, I have had travel on my mind … going back to the warm beaches of Cancun, planning future vacations and realizing that I have not scrapped a lot of our past vacations - so here are some photos from our road trip to Mt. Rushmore in June 2009 (yup, the same road trip as my "don't speed in WY" layout below! :)





Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Birds of a Feather March Kit

I have two more layouts to share today featuring Birds of a Feather's March Kit !

The first layout I have to share today is a photo from a few years ago on a family road trip from CO to SD.  We were no more than a few miles across the WY border when I was pulled over for speeding!  Instead of letting the ticket and the hefty fine ruin our vacation - I leaned back and snapped a photo of the police car.  Even as I was working on this layout both DH & DS laughed at the memory of how our road trip started ... making me even happier that I took the photo!  Photo: June 2009

Don't speed in Wyoming:


The second layout I am sharing with you today is a photo of my son on our trip to Houston - it was his second time flying so he was super excited! Photo: May 2007

Houston Bound:

Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Birds of a Feather March Kit

Today is my first reveal of my first kit at Birds of a Feather Kit Co and OHHHH I am IN LOVE!!

Here are the goodies you get in the March Kit:



Click here for the other goodies that you can add on to your kit, I added on these items, but be sure to check out the store for the other great items that go with this kit:





Finally, here are my first two layouts created with the March kit:



Fun layouts, huh?  Yep told you this kit ROCKS!!  

Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Scrapbook Express March Challenge

This month I will be playing along with the challenges over at Scrapbook Express - come play a long for your chance to win weekly and monthly!!

The challenge is to either use this sketch and / or die cuts.  I was inspired by the sketch but I did manage to use some old LYB clear die cut images (yay for using older items in my stash!)




This layout is of Seth & Rick last year on Father's Day:



Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Karen Foster Winter 2014 Release

Long time no post, eh?  Haven't been scrapping much these last few months, but I do have some recent projects featuring Karen Foster Design's Winter 2014 Release:

























Thanks for stoppin' by!
~Carolyn




Wednesday, July 10, 2013