Saturday, July 11, 2015

You and Me and You

I am getting lots of pages scrapped with leftovers and I'm LOVING it!!!
These are the bits and pieces left over from my Cocoa Daisy
May Kit + a few enamel dots from my stash.

I found an older Shimelle LO from her 4x6 Love
series on Two Peas a long time ago,
and it was perfect for this LO.

Using the left over strips and my edge punch made
for a lovely page.

I love the simple, detailing of this page.  It just makes me happy.

And so do my girls =)

Blessings ~~ dawn

Monday, July 6, 2015

They Make me SMILE!

This was the first LO I made with the Cocoa Daisy 
May kit.
And yes another grid.
LOVE this idea!

I don't have a digital die cut machine,
so when I get my little mitts on die cut
words, I'm alway SO happy!
Imagine my joy at seeing this
"Smile"!  =)

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this frame.
It just makes me happy,
and made a fun little element for this grid.

And the stamp set with this kit,
was a stroke of sheer genius, I tell you.
Ashli out did herself with this one.

All these elements made for a fun
LO with my girls.

Working with the May Cocoa Daisy Kit

A few weeks ago I ordered my first ever 
You see, 
I have this blog friend that is on the design team,
and she is an absolutely fabulous artist!
It is the ever wonderful Ashli
over at the Purple Mailbox.
You MUST go check her out if you haven't.  
This girl has skill for days!

Well, I got my May kit and knew immediately
which pictures I wanted to scrap with this kit.
Mother's Day photos.

The girls surprised me with a photo shoot
at the lake, complete with props.
They get me.

These two beautiful are not my biological children,
but my children none the less.
I am SO thankful that God let's me be their mama.
They are just the best little girls =)

So you will notice in the above picture,
I did another take on the Camp Scrap grid
I am LOVING this challenge SO much!!!

Grids have always been so challenging,
but I just decided to go for it.
My style has changed so much over
the last couple of years and I just feel 
so much more in my element.
NO stress just fun.

So this time I did a take on the grid,
by making one of my grids a wonky basket weave,
cutting a b-side that was in 4 6x6 sections.
This is one of those cut apart.
Yes please.

Then I added some journaling on some of that
lovely paper, b side in the kit.

Added some title work
and some of those lovely buttons.

I love you more young ones....
I love you more!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Gibbon Falls - LO #4 - CKC July Kit

Gibbon Falls in YNP is just beautiful.
When we were here 16 years ago, the rock in 
the middle did not show.
It is so interesting to see the changes over these years.

I got done with this LO and it just wasn't finished,
so I found this lovely frame and embellies,
and then it felt complete.

The Heidi Swapp Lovely card is canvas,
and so easy to alter.
Add some lovely Color Shine and 

This LO was a blast to make.
Took a little more time because of my indecision,
but love the end result.

Blessings ~~ dawn

LO #3 CKC July Kit

I am absolutely LOVING my July CKC Kit!
So much fun pulling it together and using
it on vacay pics.

For my journaling on this one,
I wrote in the cloud =)

I've pulled out my sewing machine
and am enjoying sewing on my LO's.

This one came together so quickly.
Such a fun LO 
of an absolutely beautiful place.

Blessings ~~ dawn

Fun with the Grid

So I am LOVING working with the grid design.
 Craft with May 
and Camp Scrap is off the HOOK!!!  

Loving all the fun and decided to take on the grid design again.

I saw my Tim Holtz Stencil on my desk and decided
that sunset needed to be on my page
and would be perfect for these pictures
taken at The Sunset House 
in Cody, WY.

 SO love frames and love to use them in my LO's.
It went just perfect with this lovely
little card =)

Our little grandson LOVED having his picture taken
with this bear =)

One of my fav little things to do when cutting down
a picture is if its a Snap Chat pic,
to take the caption off of the bottom,
cut my picture down to size,
and reattaching the caption to the bottom.
SO FUN to do!

I LOVE how this turned out.
And I am LOVING working with my 
July CKC Kit.
So fun!

Blessings ~~ dawn

Thursday, July 2, 2015

LO 1 - July Kit

Hi there!!
I am participating over at May Flaum's 
and this is my first LO in class.
It is a take on Ashli Oliver's
grid design.
I love her designs SO much!  
Her style is amazing!

I took this in a little different way and used
circles for my grid instead of squares.
I love the result,
and I used my CKC July Kit.
Win! Win! 

Yes this paper is a very old MME,
that I have wanted to use for a long time.

Punched lots of circles from those
left over scraps 
and sewed through elements onto them.
I love the globe and the little heart 
on it is as close to Yellowstone
as I could get =)

Me at Tower Creek.
(Yes it is a creek =) )
Yes it is half my face,
and for some reason 
this pic is a fav of mine.
Not sure why.
Usually I am a smiler =)

Here she is all dolled up for IG.
This is my fourth LO
using my CKC July Kit,
and it is only the 2nd!

More LO's to come.

Blessings ~~ dawn

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July CKC

Well hello there!
It has been SO long since I've posted.
Life got so busy and my blog took a back seat to the busyness.
But no more.
I want to blog more and create more and post more
and see your beautiful faces more =)
I've missed you.

So I'm starting with the July Counterfeit Kit Club.

What a great kit for what I have in mind this month.
Beautiful natural colors for my vacation theme.

We went on vacay in June to Yellowstone.  
It was FABULOUS!!!
We experienced such amazing things out in 
God's nature.  So amazing!!

So this month I present to you.....

"Nature Scape"

I've put together a very large kit since we 
have hundreds of pictures.
This kit is to finish my IOS album (phone photos)
and girls, I plan on killing this kit!
That will mean I have a finished album by the end 
of this kit =)

So I'll show you part of what I have together,
but there are many papers and elements in this kit.

Here are the papers.....
Lots of goodies here.....

Some letter stickers and transparencies.....

LOTS of sticker and chipboard sticker sheets.....
(Look at that deer/elk =) ) 
Its going to come in very handy as we saw a lot
of both.

Lots of fun elements from the car ride to the mountains,
I'm covered in stickers and ephemera =)

And lots and lots of scraps for layering.

I can't wait to get this month going.
I recently took a class over at BPC 
all about making LO's in 15mins.
I am LOVING the results of this.
Lots of pages done, in minimal time,
and still pages I absolutely love.

So here we go!!!  

Thank you for stopping by ~~

Blessings to you and your families,