Sunday, January 27, 2013


Welcome to Day 2 of the Love is in the Air Blog Hop, brought to you by the layout design team from Red Carpet Studio!

If you haven't hopped through Day 1 yet, make sure to do so!

This weekend the Red Carpet Studio design team would like to share with you love-themed projects to inspire you during this Valentine's Day season. Throughout the hop you'll see a variety of projects and we hope one or more of these wonderful creations inspire you to create. :)

If you've come from Chas' blog, you're in the right place. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Red Carpet Studio.

For today's hop I made... "WE LOVE MOUSTACHES"
I have the goofiest girls ever!  They both thought it would be hysterical to wear fake moustaches around the house and rock the Groucho Marx look.  This moment marked the beginning of collecting all things facial hair in our house.  We now have moustace headbands, moustache necklaces, moustache earrings....we accessorize with facial hair.  So perhaps the title of my page shouldn't be "We love moustaches" but instead "We are obsessed with moustaches!" And I love it!
We also have some fabulous sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment on every stop of both days the hop!
3 digital stamp sets of the winner's choice

$6 gift certificate

"Whooo's Your Valentine?" Kit from Close to My Heart

12 yard ribbon set - Winner's choice of Red Hot Lover or The Yummy Collection

Please make sure to comment both days on every stop of the hop AND leave your contact information to be eligible to win. Winners will be announced on Tuesday January 29th at Red Carpet Studio along with the winners of our "Sparkle" layout challenge.

Your next stop is Robin's blog.

And here's the entire lineup:

Happy Hopping! 

Monday, January 21, 2013


For this week's challenge for RCS, we were asked to make a sparkly layout.  I love sparkles.....Sparkly vampires, sparkly clothes, sparkly paper.  So when I learned of this challenge, the first sparkly inspiration that came to my mind was snow.  And sadly, we haven't seen a lot of it in our neck of the woods in the last year....And being a teacher, that's a sad thing.  We love snow days, I think more than our students.....When the weather report came in for this past December 25, we were once again disappointed; no White Christmas.  Then suddenly in true Ohio weather fashion, no snow went to blizzard warning the day after Christmas!  And not only did we have a mini blizzard, we had thundersnow!  It's the weirdest thing to experience; snow falling, lightening bolts, & big thunder booms!  So anyway, I took these pics of my snow baby a couple of days after our first snow in over a year.  I used glitter paper to matte my main pictures, sparkly brads from Doodlebug Design to secure my pictures on the sparkly paper (it is a bit hard to get card stock to stick to glitter paper), and sparkly snowflakes from Jolee's Boutique.  Hopefully at some point this winter I can make a few more sparkly layouts.  Namely any day Monday through Friday; weekends are OFF LIMITS!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


For this RCS layout, the inspiration was the 80's movie "Say Anything."  I do love me some John personal fave movie of his is "Better Off Dead," but I do enjoy this one.  Although no one has held up a radio to my window professing their love to me, my husband did go on a wild goose chase once to find me the pens that I used to love to write with when we first started dating.....I guess that's my real life version of this movie.  And also how I knew he was the one....

However, for this layout, I decided to use a picture of my daughter opening up her favorite Christmas present; the iPad.  When she opened up this gift, she literally went speechless.  And that's pretty rare for her.  I snapped a picture of her complete shock, and thought it would be perfect for this project.  She didn't say anything for quite some time after opening this gift; she just sat there with her hand over her mouth giggling with delight.  When she did finally say something, it was, "I can't believe I got an iPad!"  Once I got my pictures ready for this project, I hit up my stash of Doodlebug Design Christmas paper. I have a thing for Doodlebug too right now....

To sum it all up, my daughter has started speaking again since opening the iPad.  She has become a Pinterestaholic with her iPad constantly saying, "Mom, lets make this!" or "Mom, check this out...."  Not to mention, I have to be careful not to go around the house singing or dancing because she's facetiming all her buddies.  So, yes, she's saying something now!  Mostly, "Thank you for the iPad!"