Saturday, February 23, 2013

Valentine's Bouquet

Keith sent me the MOST beautiful bouquet to work for Valentine's Day.  I adore flowers, but mostly I adore my sweet guy!  This combo of roses and lilies were especially beautiful and so fragrant!  They still  look lush and fresh 9 days later!  I put them on my dining room table, so I see/smell them every time I walk in the front door.  Which gives me a little burst of happy every time I walk in the front door.  :)

This layout was inspired by Wilna Furstenberg's style (lots of tone on tone white, with splashed of color) and also Mercy Tiara's clever use of thread.

Speaking of Wilna Furstenberg's style... I JUST signed up for her Art Class at Two Peas in A Bucket about 30 minutes ago!  I am so excited to get started.  I LOVE her creative style and her teaching style.  So, with that being said, I am off to listen, learn, and create!

Happy Weekend!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Very Loud Noises!

I got an I-Phone for Christmas and love how convenient it is to take photos.  My Rebel T3 has been lonely, lately.  It seems I am catching more personality with my Iphone, because it is always close to hand.  The quality of the photo is not always perfect, but I am okay with that. 

It has been so fun documenting my little "Tenacious E's" (aka my grandbaby, Emery) personality as it develops.  She is a sweet little spit-fire... to say the least.  So, my i-phone has been great to capture her antics.   I have some great photos of this little girl with my Rebel, but I have captured more of her personality with my iphone. You have to be quick and ready with this little one! 

Lately, she has decided that being VERY LOUD, is what it is all about.  She speaks a few words (more everyday), but mostly she just likes to make VERY LOUD NOISES to make sure she is heard and noticed.  I captured one of these LOUD moments on my iphone and had to scrap it!  Of course!
This layout is based on this Starting Point by Shimelle.  So glad she is doing these again!  I love to see how different everyone's layouts turn out!

I am using the Farm House Paper Company's new Fair Skies collection.  Loving this collection!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a relaxing, peaceful Sunday!

Friday, February 15, 2013


First, let me say TGIF!  It has been a crazy week and I am so ready to relax, unwind, and create!  What better way to start the weekend, than by sharing some of my latest layouts? 

The last time I ordered from A Cherry On Top, I was browsing the NEW items and came across this new company called Farm House Paper Company.  I instantly fell in love with this line called Fair Skies!  I love the "country" feel of the line along with the whimsical balloons and vintage script.  Plus, the color scheme is one of my favorites!  I thought it was perfect for this layout about me and my daughter, Ericka.  

 It has been a while since I have done a "distressed" style layout.  It was fun and I love the way this turned out!
Most of this layout was created with October Afternoon products, that have been sitting in my stash for far too long.  It was use it or loose it time.  I went with use it.  So glad I did too... because it worked perfectly for these photos of my little princess on her first birthday!

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I have been up to!  Hope you have a lovely and creative weekend!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

They see me rollin'... and a free valentine hearts cut file.

Emery recently graduated from a passenger to the driver of the Barbie Jeep.  Her mom (Ericka) taught her how to push the gas pedal and steer... somewhat.  The steering is a little iffy still. :)  The real trick is to get her out of the Jeep when it is time to go inside.  Talk about a set of lungs... WOW!  :)   

Every time I looked at this picture these lyrics from a rap song "They see me rollin'"  came to mind.   I don't know why, but apparently that is how my mind works!  LOL!  Hence, the title. 
I have had this little glassine bag in my stash for EVER.  I decided to finally make use of it.  Then as I was moving stuff around the page, I ended up tearing it right in the middle. No problem-o. I  patched it with some handy-dandy washi tape.  Good as new.  I also added some sequins inside the bag for a little extra detail and then the tag with journaling.

This next layout was a blast to make!  I was inspired by this layout created by Erin Stewart.  I couldn't find the cut file she used for the heart background anywhere.  I decided to make my own in Silhouette studio.  You can download it HERE. Enjoy! :)

Last Tuesday, Wilna from Two Peas did a  tutorial video using the same layout by Erin Stewart for inspiration.  Watch the video when you have time!  Her style is so inspiring and love the squooshed paint technique!

I love how this turned out.  It has lots of dimension, texture, layered-y goodness and THE sweetest little girl in the whole world!  My kind of layout. :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

UPDATED:  Added another download link.  Hopefully, this one won't give you troubles. :)

If neither link works for you, feel free to email me : kellyshults @ live . com and I will send it to you via email.  Sometimes these free file hosting places just don't cooperate! :)

The Great Outdoors

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