Hello everyone!

I shared this layout on the Scrapbook Circle blog for the One Item Wonder Challenge using the Studio Calico Vellum Cards that are available in this month's kit, Bucket List...

I used the vellum cards to create a grid design on my 8.5x11 page.  I also used a few of the exclusive printables to fill in some of the gaps at the top left and bottom right corners of my page. 

I used a tiny photo of my kiddos standing in front of our new camper and placed it directly onto the yellow vellum 3x4 card.  

I added a few pops of gold and some ephemera bits from the Fancy Pants As You Wish Ephemera Pack along the edges of the vellum cards.  

Be sure and grab April's amazing kit, Bucket List!  And stop by the blog for more giveaway info.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by! 


Scrapbook Circle & Top Dog Dies Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrapbook Circle and Top Dog Dies Blog Hop!  Today we're showing off projects featuring the Bucket List kit from Scrapbook Circle and exclusive dies from Top Dog dies.

In honor of our hop, Scrapbook Circle is offering a special promotion...Use code scrapbook20 to receive 20% off your order today through May 31st, 2014.  Top Dog Dies is also offering a special promotion.  Spend $100 on anything in the store and get 15% off when you use code SCHOP15, or spend $60 and get 10% off when you use code SCHOP10.

Scrapbook Circle is also giving away two $50 Prize Packs of exclusive wafer thin dies...

And Top Dog Dies is giving away a Bucket List kit...

Winners will be chosen from comments left on the Design Team Members blogs or the Top Dog Die and Scrapbook Circle blogs.  Be sure to leave some love by Sunday, April 27th, 2014 when the hop ends.

Now it's time to get inspired!!!

I used the large house die from Top Dog Dies and the Bucket List Kit from Scrapbook Circle to create this 12x12 layout.  

One of my favorite things about using the die was that it had coordinating pieces such as the fence and adorable house accents like the windows and the chimney that really helped me add an extra dimension to my page. The Scrapbook Circle kit was filled with so many amazing patterned papers and adorable embellishments that made this page come together in a snap!

Head on over to Audrey Yeager's blog to continue along the hop.  And in case you get lost along the way here's the complete hop lineup...

You Are Here >>> Adrienne Alvis

Thanks for stopping by today :)  Happy hopping and good luck!


April Sketch Challenge at Come On Get Crafty

Happy Saturday, friends!

It's time for another Come On Get Crafty Sketch Challenge...

Here's my take on the sketch...

I used some photos from my trip to the St. Louis Botanical Gardens from last spring since nothing has bloomed around here yet due to the long, drawn out winter we've had.

I used lots of spring-inspired embellishments from the Come On Get Crafty shop for my layout, including these adorable fabric frames from Maggie Holmes.

You can play along with the sketch challenge this month and get a chance to win a $5 gift card to the COGC shop.  Just link up your layout using the April sketch here by April 26th, 2014 and be sure and check out how the other creative team members used the sketch.

Good luck and I hope you play along with the sketch this month!  Have a great weekend :)


Gossamer Blue April Kits - Week 10

Hello everyone!  

I'm here today to share my Life Pages spread for Week 10.  I used the April Life Pages Kit from Gossamer Blue which is packed full of amazing goodies and colorful journaling and filler cards.

Week 10 was an eventful one.  My baby girl turned 5 at the beginning of the week and we moved my hubby to Maryland for his job on Saturday.  I literally drove over 1,700 miles in three days with three kids so it was quite the adventure!  But a good one :)

I created a hidden pocket using a 3x4 journaling card from the kit to place a few cake photos and some sentiments from my daughter's birthday celebration inside...

Left Side:

The best part about my week was getting to reconnect with a friend after 10 years!  It was so awesome to see her and her beautiful family after all of these years...if it wasn't for my hubby's job relocation we might never have gotten together again so that just makes me believe even more that everything happens for a reason.

Right Side:

Be sure and check out April's kits from Gossamer Blue.  They're beyond amazing, as always :)

I hope you have a great day!


Week 12

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday!

I'm over on the Come On Get Crafty blog sharing my "Everyday life. Documented." spread for Week 12 using lots of spring-inspired products from the COGC shop, including the new Spring Crafty Bits Kit...

 Left Side:

 Right Side:

You can see my full post here and be sure and check out the new COGC Monday Moodboard Challenge...by playing along you could get a chance to win a $5 Gift Card to the shop :)

Have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by.


Big Smiles & Swings

Hello crafty friends!

I'm over on the Scrapbook Circle blog today sharing this layout I created using April's kit, Bucket List and Places To Go Add-On...

I've been creating more 8.5 x 11 pages lately and I wanted to utilize the negative space in this cute photo I had of my daughter and her friend on the swings at our local park.

I printed the photo off at 4x6 so I would have plenty of room to embellish the space in between my daughter and her friend.

I simply layered different tags, labels, and embellishments from this month's kit vertically down the center of my photo and placed my title underneath.  

For more information and details about this layout, head on over to the SBC blog to check out my full post.

Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by today!


Pretty Things

Hello and happy Wednesday!

I'm sharing two layouts that I created using the lovely color combination of pink, emerald, and gold on the Crate Paper blog today...

I used items from the Styleboard Collection, with a few embellishments and such from the Oh Darling Collection.  Both of these collections are beautiful and full of pretty things.

You can see more information, detailed shots, and how I incorporated the lovely color scheme by visiting the Crate Paper blog.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!