Tuesday, September 30, 2008

new layout !!

This layout is for the October challenge over on The Pretty Committee blog. The challenge was to make a layout about what makes you a gossip girl ... what gets you talking. At first, I wasn't really sure which direction I was going to take with this challenge. I'm NOT a big gossip girl. Honest. I have no idea who's dating who and I really couldn't care less. In high school, though, I was really big on keeping up with the celebrity gossip and the Hollywood fashion trends so I ended up making my layout about how glad I am to have moved on to bigger and better things.

I hope you're all having a great week!

xOxOx Stephanie

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

powerful beyond measure

I spent my entire day reading through textbooks, studying and working on assignments. After supper, I decided to reward myself and *finally* opened the amazing kit I received from Crop Suey, a fantastic new Canadian kit club. I only managed to get one page done, but I'm so happy with how it turned out. In making this page, I realized that I rarely use blue on my layouts - I always tend to go for pinks, browns and purples. I am seriously loving the sophisticated look that a little blue (and some hints of gray) can bring to a layout.

I decided to use this photo of me looking out over the Atlantic ocean and one of my favorite quotes ("Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate ... our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"). The products in the kit were just perfect for the page I had in mind.
If you haven't checked out Crop Suey yet, be sure to wander over to their blog. After tonight's scrap session, I think it's safe to say that I am officially addicted to their kits.

xOxO Stephanie

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I'm still here ... and still scrapping ...

I dunno why, but going back to school this year has been incredibly stressful and overwhelming. My classes are all awesome and my professors are really down-to-earth, but I already have assignments to hand in and I'm falling behind in my reading .... and it's only the second week of school!!! CRAZY.

Needless to say, scrapping has taken a back seat to school these past few days. I did complete this page for The Pretty Committee's first challenge:

This photo is of me and one of my best friends, Catherine, in New York City. Catherine is by far one of the most stylish and glamorous women I know, and I love that this layout was able to capture that. I used up some of my Love Elsie paper (did you hear that she's no longer going to be designing paper?!?! Sooooo sad!). I also threw in some bling and a funky Hambly rub-on. It's 8.5x11 ... not my usual size ... but I'm so thrilled with how it came out.

Tomorrow, I'm off to the Mega Crop at Scrapbook Star. I have a bunch of page ideas in mind, so hopefully I'll get on a role and have lots and lots to post on Sunday!

have a blessed & safe weekend everyone!


Monday, September 1, 2008

sooooo exciting !!!

Remember I said I had exciting news to share? Well, go check THIS out.

have a happy Monday!

xOxO Stephanie