Monday, June 29, 2015

#hashtagthisweek with Turquoise Avenue!

I am so super excited to bring #hashtagthisweek to you guys.  A few weeks ago Mandy asked if I would help her bring this weeks theme to life and of course I said yes.  I am going to share a little blurb from her blog to help describe it because the way she said it makes more sense than anything I could think up.

"#ThisWeek | A weekly photo & story prompt for memory keepers originated by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue designed to encourage others to take a photograph and spend time creating a story based on the weekly theme. Together, in collaboration with other talented creatives, #ThisWeek is a free, fun, and inspiring challenge allowing you to join in any time, any way that best fits your schedule. Play along by sharing on social media under #hashtagthisweek or by linking up via" - via Turquoise Ave

Fun, right?

The theme this time is "our backyard".  I made a page for this week but the rest of my photos and more information about this week is over on her BLOG.

the layout:

the details:

That's it!  So head on over to Mandy's blog and link up your "backyard" photos.  

Thursday, June 18, 2015

One more announcement | Kellie Stamps

I have one more announcement to make this month.  From July-September I will be working with Kellie Stamps.  I have been a fan for a while so when she asked if I would like to join the team (after a call) I of course said yes.  Kellie is a fabulous scrapper as well as an amazing stamp designer so working for her and with the other members of this fabulous team is going to be so much fun.

Head on over to Kellie's blog to find out where to follow the rest of these lovely ladies (and kellie).  They are all amazing.  I cannot wait to spend the next few months working along side and being inspired by them .

To see my sneaks of her upcoming stamps follow me on IG or on my FB page.  I will share full images here on my blog and at SC or  

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Follow my blog with Bloglovin

I finally synced my blog with bloglovin!  I use it all the time to read my favorite blogs but never hooked mine up.  So...go add me over there, m'k thanks!  :)

random cute photo of my cat because a post without photos is silly...

If you are here for the Clique Kits pep rally, scroll down to the next post or CLICK HERE.  :)

blog hop | clique kits

Hi everyone and welcome to my creative space!  Today I have my last layout created with the Clique Kits June kit.  This one is super simple!  It was actually a lift of one of my own digital layouts (HERE).  I loved the vertical layout of the page AND I really really wanted to use the vinyl tag in a way that it would stand out.  I have to say that this kit with all the pieces from Crate's Journey collection has been a fave to work with.  The gold and the colors are just perfect.

the layout:

the details:

(products used: Dream Quest kit)

Don't forget to follow the loop and leave comments to be entered for a prize!  Your next stop is Kim A.  
Here is the whole list in case you get lost.  Happy hopping!!!

Clique Kits
Brenda Smith (ME)
Kim A. 
Sandy G.* 
Megan Blethen 
Charity Donaldson 

Monday, June 15, 2015

gossamer blue | DT announcement!

I cannot tell you how excited I am to finally get to share this!  A few weeks ago I was asked to join the Gossamer Blue team.  I thought about it a long while...who am I kidding...I said yes right away.  haha   I know most of these wonderful ladies and have worked with some of them before on other teams.  They are all amazing and I cannot believe I was picked to work with them.

Be ready for some amazingness to come from all of them.  This is such a dream team and I am so honored to be able to work beside them to promote all the wonderful that is Gossamer Blue.

Head on over to the GB blog to find out more about each one of these beautiful talented gals.

But before you go, I would love to show you a few of my faves from the kits I will be working with this month.  There are bits here from the main SB, main LP, bits and pieces and LP add-ons.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

adventures in baseball | pink paislee

Over on the Pink Paislee blog we are going Design Lab posts.  We are sharing the tricks that we use regularly to make our layouts.  For this post I shared my love of all things simple.  My pages tend to be very "white-space" and focus on the photo I have used.

the layout:

the details:

Now head on over to the PP blog to see what the other girls have been up to as well as read more about this layout.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Dare to Dream | Clique Kits layout

I have another page over at Clique Kits using the June "Dream Quest" kit.  This one is about my journey to be me and find joy in being myself.

 Head on ever to the CK blog for details and more of the story.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

this is the life | page maps layout

I cannot believe I forgot to share this here!  Last month the Pink Paislee crew was asked to help make samples with the June Page Maps.  Honestly, this was the first time I tried creating with a page maps sketch.  It was so much fun!!!!  

Also, I used a patterned cardstock for my background.  That NEVER happens.  I loved this striped paper from Pink Paislee's Atlas collection though and just had to use it.  

the layout:

the details:


So, if you are looking for a little inspiration today, head on over to Page Maps and grab a sketch to get your creativity flowing.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Let's Go | Clique Kits June Challenge Layout

Wow.  It's been a while since I have posted here.  Life has really been a bit crazy.  
Today I have a page I made as a guest designer for Clique Kits.  This one is for the June "anything goes" challenge on their blog.  

the layout:

 I just loved this kit from the moment I got it in the mail.  I had and still have so many layouts planned with it.  The colors, patterns and bits of gold are perfect for my summer photos from a last year. 
 For this page I wanted to keep things simple (like most of the time) and really focus on this adorable shot of my little girl.  Keeping things in a line across the page and strategically scattering the fabulous elements helped with that.  Of course I had to use the gorgeous gold alpha (my minds eye) and add a little of my lettering.   Adding a little stitching to a few spots just made the whole page for me.

the details: 

Thanks for stopping by and having a look.  Don't forget to go link up over on the CK Blog for a chance to win a prize from the CK store.

(to save 10% at the store use my code BRENDA10)