Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Different Kind of Miracle

Hello, all! Today I am featured over on Authentique's blog. I created a layout using the Miracle collection. I wanted to show how versatile the collection is by using it on a non-baby-themed layout. For this layout, I used a sketch from, which was created by guest sketcher Becci Manies.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

I love the whimsical feel that the banner, pennants and rosettes give this layout. I definitely had fun making it for my friend!

Be sure to check out Authentique's blog to see detailed pictures of this layout!


Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Labor of Love

Hello all! If you've been following the Authentique blog, you'll know that today February's sketch challenge went live! When I saw the sketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. Executing my brain child was a different story, though.

Here are the sketches for this month:

After 6+ hours of hand-stitching, here is the final product:

And here is a close-up of some of the detail work:

The picture is of my daughter with her Godparents, who also happen to be my best friend and her husband. It means the world to me that they are in my daughter's life, as well as ours. I only hope this layout shows how much they mean to me.

I hope you all will play along with this month's challenge! I look forward to see what you all create!


Friday, February 3, 2012

My two favorite things!

Happy Friday, everyone! If you've been following me since the beginning (whenever that was!), you know that I am a HUGE fan of I've been avidly stealing their amazing products since December 2009 and have made many life-long friends through their facebook page.

Well, as an Authentique design team member, it makes my heart happy to know that you will be able to steal some Uncommon goodies on their website today! Hooray! If you've been having a hard time finding Authentique or are a thrifty buyer and won't spend full price on anything, then you HAVE to check them out today! Also, check out their blog today to see some examples of projects the design team has made with this collection!

Happy Stealing!