Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Happy Heart & LO Love

So when I was asked to be the Guest Designer 
for CKC for the month of March,
I was SO excited 
and really poured over the items in the Kit for March,
and took a lot of time figuring out what would go in my kit.

I love the March kit SO much,
and it is so fitting,
seeing how, March 2012 
was the first month I participated in CKC.
I love it so much,
because a new way to scrap and get the most out of my much loved items
was found.

So having said that,
when I create with the kits I make,
I also like to find really great sketches to use
along with it. 

Well, Shimelle had this GREAT sketch on her blog this week.
I love her Sketch to Scrapbook series.
I mean LOVE.IT.

This is my take on the sketch
I love wood grain paper, 
but I find that it rarely takes center stage.
I love it so much and let it be my "white space"
for this sketch.

So many fun elements on this page,
like the Heidi Swapp stamps on this little embellie.
The arrow is stamped off, so it isn't real black,
but more of a dark gray.
Then that "Adventure".
I mean seriously,
how cute is that?
And yes you do spy a little Tim Holtz 
Tiny Tag die love on here =)

And here is that little DIY confetti vellum bag
that made my kit this month.
And "Good Times" here is a speech bubble,
but I didn't like the part of it that makes it a speech bubble,
since it wasn't going close to my picture.  
It looked a little odd,
so I cut that little piece off,
sanded it and inked the sides.
Just looks like a wood embellie now.

Something I do on my pages,
as part of my style,
is to add "hidden" journaling.
When you look at the big picture here,
this just looks like a tab up there,
but attached to it is a love note 
for my Mr. Winslow.
I LOVE doing that!!!
Makes my heart happy.....

Both the above picture and this one are from our vacation
last May.
It was so delightful and fun.
It was an adventure vacation.
Which is right up our alley.
And this picture I enlarged to an 8 x 10.
This is in the BWCA (Boundary Waters Canoe Area)
in Northern MN, just 50 miles from Canada.
It is SO beautiful!!!

Twiney, Banner, and Birdie Details.....

This banner was SO fun.
Cut by hand and sewn on in layers.....

It was indeed,
a Completely, Lovely Day.

This is a Tim Holtz paper that I took
and wrote on in the entire background.
I got this idea from a Maggie Holmes paper
that the entire background is handwritten words.
I so wanted to create something similar for this page,
so I started writing.
Mostly it is about a girl who loves her Jesus,
and her husband,
and that girl is me.
And then the rest of it is straight out of Proverbs 31.
What I strive to be.....
a P31 woman.

I love all the flowers I see everywhere,
and decided to take my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and get to work.
I make lots of different kind of flowers.
These I wanted to be very dimensional and thick.
They are.  I even have an idea about how they will fit into my page protector.
If it works out I'll post about what I did.
We shall see =)

Here is a pic I posted on Instagram of the writing.
It was so therapeutic as I am still recovering.

And then this last one is also from my March CKC Kit.
This picture was taken several years ago,
but I love it SO much,
I wanted to document it.
I made a little pocket out of this Crate Paper On Trend line,
and some Glitz Design paper as well.

Yep, there is another little love note to my man in this pocket.
I love him so.
He is just THE BEST!
The key was not the right color,
so what's a girl to do?
Well heat emboss it another color of course.
And my letters were raw chipboard and they are 
heat embossed too.
I read that you could heat emboss raw chipboard,
I had NO idea.
I LOVED the outcome.
So pretty!!

Thought I'd just show you the misted love on this one.
I do love my mists.
And my twine.
Well you get the idea =)

So there you have it.
Lots of inspiration and fun.

IF you haven't tried CKC
you should.
You really should.
It has really helped me use my stash.
Love it.

I hope you have a Blessed and Beautiful,
Crafty Kind of Day ~~


  1. These are all fantastic, but I especially love the confetti bag and the adapted speech bubble on the first layout! x

  2. love it all and definitely am inspired because of all the small embellishement clusters!! Great idea to trim the speech bubble too!

  3. What GREAT photos! Love all the fun embellies on your pages!

  4. What amazing layouts!! I have to say the photo in layout 2 is absolutly stunning!! I think I would have to take that to a copy store and have it made into a poster to mat, frame and hang in my living room!!!

  5. you totally rocked this sweet kit challenge! Great blog here.....decided to follow you....
    Kim xXx

  6. So much to love on these pages! Your confetti pocket, your little banner, your fabulous journalling all over the page . . .