Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wanna Hula Hoop? and some fun news!

"Hula Hoop", Freehand Scraps July kit, went up for sale this morning and it is FAB! I believe all the design team girls are together on the fact it is a favorite. Definitely no "theme" to the kit, other than awesomeness (is that a word?) and new CHA goodies.

Aven heard the Blizzardmobile was going to be close so of course we had to swing by for a free oreo blizzard. I really wanted to cut ice cream cone shapes from my Slice, but didn't have that design card. I thought about purchasing an ice cream punch for 40% off....but then I saw these banner stickers and thought they made the perfect "cone".

Our church had a soldier salute in May, hence the "5.10" title, and the boys were beyond excited to see this helicopter there. I really liked using the more muted papers for this and the Girls' Paperie die cuts went along swell.

He only wants to be poolside. Just content as can be to sit along the side and observe. I wonder how long that will last..?! Used just the yellow tones of the Cosmo Cricket paper for the "suns" and the blue tones for the "waves". And might we all just be in shock here that I actually did some HAND WRITTEN journaling? yes, I gave the old typewriter a break ;)

Simple little card using Martha Stewart hydrangea punch over and over and over...

And this little job is quite random. But I like random ;) I had this piece of kraft paper leftover from cutting some Christmas tags and then used it as a scrap piece of paper to show a friend how to get the inked circles. Planned to just throw it away but then I saw some scraps from the kit and thought they could use a little home in those "negative" spaces that were left. A bit of sewing and SHOCK more hand written journaling and I called it good! Use those scraps!

As always be sure to check out the full gallery here and then click here to purchase your own!

In other news...I am THRILLED to be guesting on the October Afternoon blog for the month of July! Along with most every scrapper out there, they are a favorite company of mine and continue to release MUST HAVE lines. Be sure and stop by their blog throughout the month and check it today for a giveaway! :)


  1. Congrats on the guest spot at OA! Saw your super cute layout displayed there this morning! Love these as well! Great job! :)

  2. Beautiful Lexi! Love them all!

    Thanks for all your hard work!!


  3. Congrats again Lex! You are so deserving of the recognition you are receiving at FHS, OA and Buzz and Bloom! Have a happy and safe FREE 4th!
    God Bless America! Hope you enjoy that new camper of yours! :)

  4. loved your gallery Lexi-love those random layouts and the intentional ones as well! Congrats on the OA guest design spot....I will be checking it out!

  5. You keep improving on perfection.

    I already ckd out your OA guest spot. Your answers were great, although an affinity for purple is required in this house, as Lil seems to be moving into a purple phase!

  6. I just came across your blog and I am so glad I did! you have such a great style and I love your work! Hugs from Denmark!


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