Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm a CP Girl!!

I'm so excited!!! I'm a Crate Paper Girl!! I made the Design Team Fall 2010, along with these fabulous ladies!

Thank you so much, Lisa, Steve and Christine!! I'm thrilled to be part of this fabulous team!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

15 Years

15 years ago tomorrow, we were married....just typing 15 years is unbelievable. Happy Anniversary, Mark! I love you.

Like most married couples we have made it through a lot, both good and bad. The best being our daughter. The worst...well, we've always kept trying and I'm proud of that. Because marriage is hard at times, as most of you know.

I've learned a couple of things that really changed my life though our relationship.

1. You can't try to find your happiness in another person.

2. He can't read your mind, so tell him what you are thinking.

Realizing those two things have made me a happier and more independent person. Able to be a better wife, friend and mother. Finding my own strength and joy inside of me.

I'm happy that I chose to marry this man. I've put him through a lot and he's a keeper. ;)

Sorry this isn't a sappy love post...but life isn't a romance novel. That should be #3 on my list. lol

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dusty Cocoa, Orange, Charcoal and Beige????

You know how sometimes you see and color palette and think....

1. What were they thinking?
2. How can that work?
3. Ugh!

I have to admit those were my thoughts when I saw this weeks combo from The Color Room. Don't get me wrong, I love a challenge...but....

So, I wasn't going to even do it....I was thinking to myself....I don't do neutrals...when Steph said....this is going to be a huge challenge for me, that's why I'm doing it. Way to set me straight and I have to say I am SO happy I did it. Simple and sweet, I hope. ;)

You might love it, if you try it!

And a different view of my girly girl....a bit of tomboy in

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Guesting for Ella Publishing

I was so flattered to be invited to guest blog for Ella Publishing this week! They asked if I could do a little tutorial on altering patterned paper, so I put together a video with ideas and a step-by-step technique for making a trendy doily paper using Shimmerz Vibez and Spritz.

Of course, I had to pull out my beloved Crate Paper to make it complete. (they are having a DT call right now, you know....fingers crossed that I get to stay!)

Here's a peek at my project - head over to the Ella blog to see the video....I hope you like it! :)

Summer is in full swing around here....swimming lessons for my little mermaid and our first soccer game tonight! It's looking like a long week ahead...hope your's is great!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

What's Wrong?

Because some days you just feel that I know I do.

For Palette #11 at The Color Room this week....the colors are fabulous, check out the other gorgeous projects made with this palette!

I used some Shimmerz Vibez here over a paper doily...Hermit the Frog. Isn't that a fun name? And some Breaking Dawn splatter. Loving the Teresa Collins home line made the perfect accent.

Here's the palette if you have time to play along! :)

Yesterday was my baby's birthday....I can't believe that I am the mom of a 5 year old now!! And she has been sick all week with an ear infection so hopefully we can party this weekend. See you soon,


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Love those little hands...

I knew I wouldn't be able to resist this picture for long. Those little hands just melt my heart.

Lots of different stuff in the mix here: Crate, Sassafras, Prima, Teresa Collins, ink splots. Just working from the photo as inspiration for color and elements.

It's been nice to not be so busy with scrapbooking this month, I've needed a little more family time with Em out of school and summer activities. Soccer starts this week...never thought I would see the day when I would take on the title of 'soccer mom'. lol

Hope your summer's going good, too!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Crate Tutorial Video

A couple of weeks ago I showed a sneek on my blog of a video I was working on for Crate Paper and I'm happy to say it is ready to be revealed!!

Crate Video - Mixed Media Paper Collage from lucy edson on Vimeo.

Hope you enjoy and let me know what you think! :)


Monday, June 7, 2010

My Creative Scrapbook - Pt. 2

The rest of my projects for My Creative Scrapbook:

I used some black machine stitching to contrast and make the layers stand out more.

And our goofy little girl....I think you have seen this photo I just had to use it to go with this title!

And a couple of shots of what I was doing last week.....staying cool and relaxed in North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains. This was the view from our condo. Ahhhhh.....

We did a lot of outdoor activities: hiking, canoeing, mining, site seeing, all without breaking a sweat...a welcome change for a family from Florida. ;)

Now to get caught up. See you soon,

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Creative Scrapbook - Pt. 1

I was thrilled to be invited to guest for My Creative Scrapbook this month!! The colors were some of my favorites and these layouts came together wonderfully for me. Lots of beautiful papers from My Mind's Eye in the June kit.

A definite favorite photo of Em - a little editing really made this pop. I'm doing a tutorial on using mists to stamp the background of the butterflies. Love those 2 part stamps, you can get so many effects with them!

I love these sweet sparkly smiles so much! Em and my dad, she loves her Papa. :)

I've got a couple more to share with this kit, but I'll save them for another day.

I'll be back in town late tonight if anyone has been trying to reach me, we've had very limited internet...which has been suprisingly nice. The Blue Ridge Mountains have been gorgeous and I have some great photos to share when I get them edited.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Webster's and Page Maps

Webster's teamed up with Page Maps this month - we are the featured designers with Becky's sketches for June!

I had a fun 8 1/2x11 landscape sketch to work with - love how this turned out!

Here's my sketch:
Aren't the Bloomers gorgeous?!? I combined Life's Portraits with some bits of Lullabye Lane.

This multi-photo grouping is from a digital set by Carina Gardner. It worked perfectly with these older photos of my tiny dancer. I did some detail cutting on part of the vellum from the Life's Portraits page - I think it made a really subtle design element.

I'm pre-posting some stuff for this week, while we are out of town. Be back soon!


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Distant Dreams

I took a different approach with the Seaside Retreat line from Webster's Pages in this layout - mixing in a bit Life's Portraits and the gorgeous trims for a vintage inspired look. This month we have a wonderful guest, Nicole Pomeroy. Check out her gallery at inspireMe.

Love the Bloomers - you can cut them apart without them fraying for individual flowers. I've layered a border punched strip of paper, Fabric Ribbon and brown lace along the side.

Spritzed with Shimmerz Vibez through a piece of sequin waste mesh - Jeni Blu and Papa Purple, then dripped some of the Papa Purple. The cameos and Sparklers are all so beautiful!

I wet and crumpled a 6x6 paper from the minis and layered a velum under that.

Dreams, seems like I've always been a dreamer - must be the artist in me. Always something I'm wanting to do, wanting to's just me and I see it in Em, too. Sweet dreams!