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A layout out of my comfort zone...

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Hello!

Today I'm sharing with you a layout that I made yesterday. It's pretty different than what I'd normally do, which is why I wanted to show you. I feel like it's good to push yourself to change things up, use colors you wouldn't normally use, try using a sketch, do something random. This photo is of my husband sticking his face through one of those wooden signs with a hole cut out. We were in San Francisco checking out an old ship and I asked him to stick his face in so that I could take a picture and he did because he's a good sport. I have to say, he probably didn't realize this was going to be plastered all over social media but will he care? Doubt it. He's like that.

The paper that I used was this super cute MAMBI collection that I used perhaps one sheet of and set the whole stack aside. Shameful! I pulled that stack out and made a deal with it to use more paper because really, I need to use these crafty items up. You know. To make room for mor…

Utilizing my stash, whittling it down...making pretty things!

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A craft stash. We all have them. Some are modest. Some are jaw dropping. Some, let's face it, make us want to call the number to the show Hoarders and nominate a buddy or two. Although I have an entire craft room filled to the brim with embellies and trims and papers....(OH THE PAPERS!!!) I still find something else I want at the store. Or online. Or...you catch my drift. A couple justifications, if I may. One, I've been on a lot of design teams over the past couple years and I received a LOT of free product because of it. Two, I get a LOT of gifts from my crafty buddies and You Tube subscribers and friends. So I didn't actually pay for all of this stuff but I still have it. I have been working really hard to try to thin out the herd a bit, so to speak. 

In my efforts to use my stash, I really dug in to it and found this Echo Park Every Day Eclectic collection. I just had to have it and yes, I bought multiples of every sheet and my collection IS getting thin, which is great…

Welcome to my blog!

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Well hello there and welcome to my blog! This is my very first post and I have to say, I was SO reluctant to begin blogging again. I had deleted my last blog years ago, I suppose I was looking for a bit more instant gratification with it but it felt more like I was simply writing in a diary. Not much feedback, you know? However, after seeking some advice in a Facebook group that I belong to, I decided that I really needed a blog if I wanted to land some cushy Design Team positions for some of the bigger companies. So a blogging I will go. 

In this blog I'll be trying to cover quite a few different topics, mostly craft related. I personally enjoy mixed media, scrapbooking (both 12 x 12 and pocketed), card making and altering items, to name a few. I also enjoy cooking and gardening, traveling and shopping. I hope to touch on all of these things in upcoming posts. 

Today, however, I wanted to take a moment to brag because last week I was featured on the Paper Issues Blog. I was BEYOND …