Heidi Swapp September Skies & Scrapbook Generations Magazine!

Hey hi paper peeps! Some exciting things going on today! Scrapbook Generations and Heidi Swapp have teamed up for some really awesome inspiration! Heidi has just released her newest collection, September Skies, and Scrapbook Generations Magazine e*book has asked Heidi and the media team to contribute our renditions of the free (and awesome!) sketches they have in the magazine every issue! How cool is that?! Here's the cover!

This is a fabulous magazine and it's packed with tips & tricks, articles, and honestly just a bunch of awesome papercrafting!
Here is the card I contributed!
This collection is so beautiful! 
It has so many amazing colors and patterns, I am in love with it! Lots of flowers to fussy cut, and stripes ;) which means I'm in heaven.
Here is my layout, it's of my Taloula the Catahoula puppy. She has the most beautiful blue eye! lol Yes, I said eye. Her other eye is gray... very common in Catahoula's to have one "glass eye," so neat!
I didn't follow the sketch design persayyy, but I did pull elements out of it! Which is ok!

**NERD ALERT**- I just had to make a paw out of the wood veneer pieces, I'm sorry.

Now why on earth would someone get the chance to have their work published in a magazine, and scrap their dog?! Because of this little guy right here;

He's in the ephemera pack. And he's just so cute I couldn't leave him hangin. Woof.
Wait til you see what the other media team girls did! Wowza they really brought it! Go check it out, and make sure you get your hands on some September Skies when you see it, it's gonna go fast!
xoxo Rah


Make Something Beautiful

Hello lovelies! So happy to have you here today! Recently I was thrust into the world of Project Life, and I'm not really that good at it yet, but I am having so much fun playing! I am definitely going to mix some PL page protectors in with my 12x12 layouts, I think that will look awesome and make my albums more interesting to look through!
Recently, Shimelle came out with her new adorable scrapbook line through American Crafts! There is also a Project Life Mini Kit that goes along with the collection, and it is just as gorgeous! The colors are so fun, with lots of gold foil which I may or may not be currently obsessed with ;)
NERD ALERT: I love opening a fresh new PL pack of cards! I love to look through them one at a time, it's like a surprise every time you flip a card lol! I'm such a dork.
As I was looking through Shimelle's mini kit, I was just like wow this is so pretty! Sooo all I wanted to do was create a totally simple spread with the cards, just to have something pretty to enjoy! Pure eye candy.
Here's what I came up with!
I added lots of Crate Paper embellishments and the beautiful Heidi Swapp Gold Foil Page Protectors, and ummm ok. Only 3 pictures. Sorry. I suppose the theme of this layout is how I love making beautiful crafty things, and having a hobby or two completely devoted to playing with pretty paper and sparkly goodness! I just wanted something girly and pinky to look at!
Here's some close ups!;
Picture of me at Scrapfest 2013, so sad that there isn't one this year! But so happy to be starting my own scrappy adventure with Maggie Massey on September 27th woot woot! Check out the deets here eek!

Another hobby of mine is to create a bunch of sparkly jewelry with bits & baubles and all sorts of blingy things! Especially if I am going somewhere artsy fartsy! So of course I had to include that in my crafty "Make Something Beautiful" layout ;)

I learned that I need to practice photographing gold foil objects... a lot....

Some other items I love that aren't necessarily crafty persayyyy but they make me unbelievably happy! Cupcakes, & strawberries. And gold ornate frames... and hearts... and frosting...

Isn't this card so pretty? Don't even have to do anything with it?!

Sometimes PL cards only need a tiny little sprinkle in the middle, and that's it!

I literally found these top 2 snippets in a little pile of miscellany items on a little plate I have in my studio, sooo I stuckem on there. Why not?

Story. Of. My. Life.

I had so much fun looking through my stash of girly stuff to find little pretty things to include on this spread! You don't always have to be documenting, sometimes your creative brain just needs to make something. Anything. Pink & gold deliciousness ;)

Thanks for stoppin by today, if you have any tips on photographing PL layouts and gold foil I would so love to hear them! Ciao!

xoxo Rah



life is great!

Well hello there paper peeps! Happy happy Saturday woot woot! Are you going to make some pretty stuff this weekend?! I actually got to create a layout with the new Heidi Swapp Project Life Color Magic Value Kit, and let me tell you, it is awesome sauce!! You can totally customize your cards to the pictures you are using, which makes the possibilities endless!! Here I'll show you what I'm talking about ;)
First, here's my layout!

I really wanted to pull the colors out of our flip flops, and Color Shine really helped me do that!
This is what you'll need for this color combo;
Pink, Coral, Blush, and Gold Color Shine, and a Color Magic PL card.
Then, just spray the card in 3 sections, pink on bottom, coral in the middle, and pink on the top. Then I just do a quick little spray of gold over the whole thing to add some gold shine ;)

Let it soak in good;

This is what you'll end up with! So easy and cute!

Then just add your cards to your layout, I used the "life is great" one as my title and layered the striped card underneath my picture! Also, if you see on the right is a layered pink & white journaling piece underneath all the pretty stuff, that was fussy cut from a Dreamy Project Life Card ;)
For an easy embellishment, add a Dreamy bow to the top of a paper clip with a glue dot!

When I went to visit my niece, we went shopping and got some snazzy new flip flops! I absolutely love simple little pleasures like this! Makes me so happy ;) So do these Color Theory Sequins by Studio Calico! they are so pretty!
Some lovely layers, the pretty paper with the words on it is one of my favorite Pink Paislee papers ever, I just love it!

It's amazing how just a few droplets of Color Shine on your background can add so much detail to your page! Love doing that!

I hope you got your hands on some of the beautiful new Heidi Swapp Project Life products, they are so much fun! Have a wonderful creative day!!
P.S. sorry you had to look at my ugly feet lol!
xoxo Rah

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