Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sunday Sketch - July 29th 2012

Hiya! I hope your Sunday is going better than mine! Well honestly it wasn't that bad, but I came out of Whole Foods to a flat tire :(. Both kids, by myself, a car full of groceries.... and one flat tire. We are back now and its nap time so I am re-grouping :)

On a FUN note.... I was honored to be asked to be a part of the Sunday Sketch at Studio Calico this week! WAHOOO!!!!! I love when they ask me to do this, because its a fun way to challenge myself :)

Here is the sketch they asked me to work with:

It is form Jen Jockisch's Summer of '69 gallery. Artist. 

Isn't she just amazing? I have loved her work since I was a digital scrapbooking girl :) 

Here is my take on it all :)  Our Epic Summer 

I struggled with it a bit at first, but then I simply rotated the sketch a bit and TA-DA, I love the way it turned out :) Here is my supply list for this layout:

Supply List : patterned paper - Amy Tangerine, Basic Grey ;  6x6 paper pad : Studio Calico  Classic Calico Vol 2 ; alphabet- American Crafts Thickers, Clever Handmade Polka Dot Alph ;  labels : Studio Calico Scrap Pad ;  wood veneer : Studio Calico asterisk ; Washi tape - Freckled Fawn, Heidi Swapp ; mist - Studio Calico Mister Huey's Watercooler, Bonny Blue, Bluegrass, Powder Blue, Heirloom Blue and Custard.

I hope you all play along on the Studio Calico blog!!! I can't wait to see what you come up with! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Giveaway winner & a FRECKLED FAWN wAsHi giveaway!!!!

Hiya guys!! First off I wanted to say CONGRATS to SARAH!!! The winner of the heidi swapp instaframes + goodies! :) If I haven't gotten a hold of you yet, please email me :) My email can be found on the right side-bar. WAHOOOO congrats!!!

Ladies and Gentleman (okay, so maybe my husband reads this every now and then?) did you hear the super duper exciting news in the freckled fawn world!?!? You can now pick up some of your favorite freckled fawn washi tapes at....... (drum roll would sound great here, wouldn't it?) TWO PEAS!!!!! Yes that is right!!! Next time you are there picking up the latest CHA release, make sure you pick up some WASHI tape to match! :) I am just SOOOOO over the moon about this!!!!!
Here are some of my favorite tapes that twopeas is carrying...

For real. Aren't they just TOO much fun!?!?! To celebrate Freckled Fawn being at twopeas, I am giving away two brand new washi tapes of YOUR CHOICE!!!!!! So just leave a comment letting me know what your favorite thing to do with washi tape is and I will draw a winner next Thursday evening :) 

GOOD LUCK!!! Talk to you soon! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

instagram weekend & some favorite apps!

Hiya! How was everyones weekend? Ours was FANTASTIC. It was filled of hours upon hours at the river (the spot we go to on the river has UMBRELLA service!!!!!!, yes that's right folks, for $6 they will CARRY an umbrella to your CHOICE spot DIG it into the ground and steak it down to prevent flying away in the wind storm and looking like a crazy lady chasing it down the beach) (best $6 ever spent. ever) with yummy orange cream floats and hot dogs. Hours upon hours of floating in tubes and making new friends.  I can't wait until J is home and I can share all the new fun spots the girls and I have found!!

It was just lovely. You want to know one of the best things about spending all day swimming? Both the girls were asleep by 7:45. Oh yes! Two happy and very tired girls! :) 

So my two favorite new apps for the iphone are called PicFx (love the bokeh effect), and Phonto (hello typography!).  Here is a photo I used both of these as well as instagram. 

Want to hear my FAVORITE thing about phonto?? YOU CAN UPLOAD your OWN FONTS!!!! Including... DINGBATS! Yes that's right friends... just THINK of the possibilities. So in the photo above I used a paint-splatter dingbat font and just combined them as I wanted them, as well as a butterfly font. There really are so many possibilities, and I can't wait to play with it more!!

What are your favorite apps these days? Please share with the class!
Talk to you soon! 

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Hiya ladies! Well if you are anything like me, you have hundreds upon hundreds of pins on pinterest. Things you love, things you want, things that inspire you. My question is, how many do you actually take off your board and into real life? Every now and then I will make a recipe, or buy a product, but given the amount of time I spend pinning, not nearly enough. So I have taken a personal challenge to change that! I want to take more of the pins on my board, and be inspired by them to try something new!!!

I tried this recently with a layout...

I just LOVE this! I love the color, the shapes, the messy-bits

I just loved how it turned out so I will certainly be doing more of this in the future! I used a lot of Studio Calico's stamps as well as SoCal (June's kit). What do you think? Will you join me in a little pin-spiration???

It can be ANYTHING on pinterest, recipe, home decor, layout etc, whatever it is be INSPIRED by it! Come back in the next week and link me to your project, and the pin that inspired you and I will send you a prize pack!! I am going to include a couple packs of the heidi swapp instaframes as well as a couple other surprises! I will draw a random winner next Thursday, July 26th. Can't wait to see what you talented people come up with!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

truth be told...

I am a horrible blogger! I admire those of you who can write a blog, with what seems like very little effort! I admire those of you who remember, oh yes, I have a blog that should be updated from time to time. I bow down to you! :) I had kinda thrown in the towel on the whole blog thing, but I have some very exciting things comming up I want to share with all of you.. so here we go!!!

I recieved Studio Calico's July kit - Elmwood Park - last week. I have to admit, this one certainly isn't my style, but truth be told that is one of the things I love most about Studio Calico's kit. They push me out of my comfort zone. They change my style. They make me look at my little 8x8 page in a whole new way. If you look at my gallery you can cleary see when I stopped working with SoCal (June's kit) and started working with Elmwood Park.

I started with the Sunday Sketch which is published on the Studio Calico blog each and every Sunday.

Now my take on the sketch went a little wonky, but hopefully you see where I am coming from! :)

I have to tell you, I am constantly overwhelmed by the amount of love my family is blessed with. We really have a village surrounding us.