Thursday, November 20, 2014

Heidi Swapp - Good Stuff

Good Stuff Cutie @heidiswapp @createoften #heidiswapp #hellotoday #scrapbooking #diy

Let me tell  you, Bre woke up this morning and I thought my dear she is growing up fast. Her hair is only growing at the bottom so this week instead of coming to terms with a mullet, I sat her on my lap and gave her pigtails. She runs, not walks and does the occasional hop while doing so. It was while she started to sign "thank you" "more grapes please" that I picked up the phone and made our family photo shoot appointment.

Last year I was pleased with the studio photos for our family. As the main photographers in our family, it is important for me to make sure my husband and I are in our Christmas photos. This year I am excited and hope they turn out just as good or even better than last year!

Create Well: Make sure that you are represented in your family photos! Even if that means making an appointment!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pink Paislee - Designer Details


Two weekends ago my husband and I got to visit our friends at one of our favorite Oregon beaches in Walport, Oregon. We didn't expect to have breaks of sunshine like we did, so we took time to snap a few photos with our phones before heading home.

I was asked by the Pink Paislee team to share a detail that I do as an artist every time I create. For me, it is the "rule of odds"... it my creative process become more therapeutic and calming for me.


I hid my journaling in a handmade pocket at the back of the page. I let the end of sit off the page for a tab. I will slice my page protector there so that the tab will be easily accessed to read my notes.

You can see how on the Pink Paislee blog today as I explain what the "rule of odds" is!

Create Well: Let your process be therapeutic!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Heidi Swapp: September Skies Card


I am not going to tell you how long it took me to make this card! Let's just say - a lot longer than a layout. Sometimes it comes easy and sometimes you wonder where all my creativity went, ha!

No matter what your process, one lesson I always lean on is that it better be fun! If you aren't having fun, put it down and come back later. Otherwise what is the point of creating if it isn't filling you up with joy?

You can get the directions to create this Heidi Swapp September Skies and Epiphany Crafts card on Heidi's blog today!

Create Well: Let the creative process bring you joy!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Pink Paislee - Be Pinfluneced


Today I am up on the Pink Paislee blog with my first assignment! I show how I can be inspired by home decor pins on Pinterest to help me break down my next layout! It's a lot of fun! You get a sneak inside my artistic mind - it might scare you! Ha!


This collection, Bella Rouge, defines beauty and glamor! It completely reminds me of my daughter's first birthday! I can't wait to see you over at Pink Paislee today!

Create Well: Take a look at what inspires another artist - it might inspire you.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Pink Paislee- Live Pink


It's been a good week. Grateful. Thankful. Proud. These are just a few words that express how I have felt about American Crafts taking me on to help support Pink Paislee and Bazzill Basics Paper brands along with my already devotion to Heidi Swapp. I couldn't be more excited about this position and look forward to doing what I love! Helping others!

Today Pink Paislee made their announcement of my joining their very talented team! I look up to these women so much - they are my friends and it is a joy to be a part of this journey with them! I look forward to seeing you on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram!

Create Well: Live Pink!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Bazzill Basics Paper - Get Monochromatic!

Monochromatic Cut and Create @bazzillbasics @createoften #bazzillbasics

There is nothing like turning your back for a minute to your work space and then in the corner of your eye seeing your one year old running through the house with your brand new Bazzill Basics cardstock in both hands. If I could describe it, it was like a 'grab-n-go cause she's going to catch me' kind of run. Both hands were waving above her head while her little body wobbled back and forth. It was hilarious while the scrapbooker in me was thinking, "She's bending it!' Ha!

Today I am up with my first post as a part of the Bazzill Creative Team! This is one of my favorite minis I have ever done. Mostly it was the texture that got me... and all the layers. I love layers.

Monochromatic Cut and Create @bazzillbasics @createoften #bazzillbasics

You can see more of the inside pages and details on the Bazzill Basics Blog.

Create Well: Put your cardstock away when you are done with it. Unless you mean for your one year old to learn about memory keeping at a very young age. If so, then by all means leave it out.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Well Hello Bazzill Basics


Bazzill cardstock was the first thing I fell in love with when I walked into my first scrapbook store 15 years ago. I mostly scrapbooked in the store and I would bring my photos up to the cardstock and run the pictures across the rows and rows of colors to match them. I remember my mom making me do the same for her photos.

My sister and I both use to work in scrapbook stores that have long been closed. She use to run an online shop. She told me yesterday that she would look at the order and could find the exact color - she knew Bazzill that good. Those were good old days, right? Although those stores may not stand today, Bazzill Basics Paper has. Their product will always be first in the industry for cardstock.

That's why I am so grateful and honored to be a part of the Bazzill Basics Paper and American Crafts family! Today the announcement was made right here that I have been blessed with the opportunity to run this incredible team of artists and Bazzill's social media sites including Facebook and Instagram.I can't express how much this means to me and I am looking forward to what this new journey will bring!

Create Well: Embrace the journey!

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