Thursday, January 31, 2013

As Long As You Love Me Layout

I have a confession to make. I have Bieber Fever.

So I was perhaps a LITTLE too excited when I saw that my next challenge for Scrap it With a Song was "As Long As You Love Me" by the Biebs. OK, I may have cheered. And I may have been the one to suggest it as an upcoming challenge.

I need help.

Anyways, here's the acoustic JB video (a little more mature, I guess) to get you started!

And here is my layout!

Back in 2010 my then fiance and I took our engagement photos at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. This past summer, my friends and I passed through Union Station to catch a tram to Dodger Stadium (go Blue!). We couldn't resist trying to re-enact one of our favorite pictures from that day. We R Memory Keeper's "Antique Chic" was perfect for this layout. I also used sketch #99 from Sketches in Thyme.

Thanks for reading!


Friday, January 18, 2013

Tea Time! Tea Party Bridal Shower Invitations

Recently I was asked to be the matron of honor in my good friend's wedding and I enthusiastically said yes! One of my duties of course is to host a bridal shower. My friend and I have always talked about throwing a tea party so this was the perfect opportunity to do so!

After hours (and I mean hours) of scouring Pinterest, I had a pretty solid idea of how I wanted this party to be. My first task was to create the invitations. Luckily, I had recently received some products from CutCardStock. I used their A7 envelopes and inserts. I was able to easily run them through my printer and the quality looked great.

I created a pocket using kraft cardstock and cut the notch with a circle punch. I wrapped a doily around the edges and added a thin, pink ribbon. Once I had printed the information on the insert, I mounted it onto matching pink cardstock and cut it into a large tag. I added a small tag with the RSVP information, making it look like a tea bag. As an extra touch, I stamped and embossed a tea pot on the outside of the envelope. I was also able to print the address information on the front of the envelope.

The bridal shower is in one week and I am super excited! Can't wait to share some pictures!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Happy New Year Layout

It's the second Thursday of the month which means it's time for another reveal with Scrap it With a Song! This month is a recap of our favorite songs from 2012. This week's song is absolutely one of my personal favorites. It's "I Will Wait" by the amazing Mumford and Sons.

I was THRILLED when I saw this on my challenge list because I love the song so much but I was a little stumped on how I could turn it into a layout. I decided to go with the word "wait" and turned it into waiting for the New Year. This year my husband and I spent New Years Eve with family and got some long overdue family pictures that night.

I've had small scraps of this Authentique "Journey" line for over a year now and was so happy to use some of it. I also used some of the blue metallic paper from CutCardStock.

The sketch for this layout came from a fun sketch blog called Sketches in Thyme. Check them out for this month's sketch challenge and head over to Scrap it With a Song for some fun song challenges!


Thursday, January 3, 2013

Call Me Maybe Dog Layout with Scrap it With a Song

Happy 2013 fellow bloggers! Hope the new year is off to a great start for you! My husband and I took a big step for this year and added this little guy to our family.

Say hello to Shadrach the dachshund!

We adopted him from a wonderful organization here in Southern California called Beagles and Buddies. The first time I met him, there was an instant connection. And it was all because of those eyes!

So when I saw that this week's challenge over at Scrap it With a Song is "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen, I automatically thought of the line, "His stare was holdin'." Here is a great version of the song by the U.S. Olympic Swim Team.

By the way, as annoying as this song was when I first heard it, it is absolutely one of my favorite songs now and I must sing it at the top of my lungs whenever I hear it. Just FYI.

I recently had my first sewing lesson and made my little doxxie a bow tie. The pictures I took show his "holdin'" stare perfectly! I was so glad to finally be able to use this great pet collection by Bo Bunny from a few years ago that I had been hoarding - ahem - saving for a while now.


Head over to the Scrap it With a Song blog to check out the details for participating in this month's challenges. There's also a great prize up for grabs from our own Rock Chick, Dana!

The sketch came from the December sketch challenge by The Sampler Kit Club.