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Monday, August 29, 2011

Layout for Hubby

My darling, loving husband! What can I say? The past few weeks I haven't been feeling that well. But my hubby has been wonderful in doing what he can to making life a little easier for me. So this layout is dedicated to him. Sometimes, I wonder what did I do to get such a prize like him? Wow!

We are big basketball fans and I wanted to make this page in honor of his second favorite sport. ( Of course, football is number one.) :)

Take a look!

Used green cs, pp abd die cuts by Bo Bunny, and chipboard flowers by Scenic Route. Loved tearing the edges of the paper and roughing up the die cuts. Very fun!

Used pop dots on two of these basketballs.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

We Have Some Winners

Happy Sunday everyone! Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blog anniversary post. You all put a smile on my face. :) I am looking forward to creating more crafts to share with you all.

Ok, now for the moment you have been waiting for. We have our winners.

The winners are ...

#12  Sylvia said...
" Congrats on your blog-o-versary, Kelly!!!
{hugs} Sylvia "

#3   Cindy said...
"Wow Kelly has it been a year already? I can remember when you started you weren't sure if you would have anything to write! Look at how much you have accomplished in the past year! The creativity inside of you is never ending! Congratulations GF! I am so excited for you!"

Congrats to the both of you. Please go to http://www.kellyron.etsy.com/ and select a card you want. Then email me (ksimonew@aol.com) with a subject line saying "Blog Winner." In the email tell me which card you want and your mailing address.

Thanks so much for  playing and I look forward to seeing you all soon.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy 1 Year Blog Anniversary

Happy Birthday "Inspired Me" ! Yes, today my blog is one year's old. I remember a year ago I was so excited to start. I wasn't sure what journey this would take me on but now I can say it has been a fantastic so far. Here is the link to my very first post. Finally My First Entry

I have met so many new people. I thank you all for visiting my world and cheering for me. You all are the best!

I have watched myself grow as an artist. I never thought I would be creative in this way but so glad to see that side of me emerging with more confidence and style.

Here are some of the things that happened over this year:

  • Got on my first design team at Scrapping the Moments.
  • Won layout of the week a few times.
  • Attended my 1st Scrapbook Expo.
  • Won a card challenge at Papercraft Magazine.
  • Took a super fun floral arrangement class.
  • Played around with more painting.
  • Started our greeting card business.
  • Featured by L.A. Gals online magazine (Facebook page).
  • Created lots of amazing cards and other crafts.
  • Received 365 wonderful comments.
  • Written 73 posts.
  • Viewed almost 4650 times.
  • Gained lovely 57 followers.
In celebration of this day, yes there are GIVEAWAYS

I will randomly select 2 winners to receive (1) card each from K. Simone Designs shop.  The winners can have a fun time picking which card they would like. How cool!
See our current collections. http://www.kellyron.etsy.com/ .

So leave a comment by Saturday, August 27 at 11 pm (pst) and the winners will be announced Sunday, August 28, 2011.

Feel free to tell a friend! The more the merrier, right? :)

This has been an unbelievable first year and I look forward to many more beautiful moments here at Inspired Me.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

"Be" is Layout of the Week

OMG! Earlier this afternoon, I just saw my "BE" layout ( from the last post) was selected for LAYOUT OF THE WEEK over at Scrapping the Moments. Click Here I was so surprised and excited to see my name posted. Wow! Thanks so much for this honor. This is special because I wanted this layout to inspire me and others. So mission accomplished! Plus I had lots of fun making it. :)

Come and visit our community and see my layout and all the other layouts and fun going on over there. Scrapping the Moments

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Be Kelly, Be

I am so excited to share this layout with you all. I rarely do them because I don't have that many pictures I want to scrap. But this picture was so special I had to spotlight it. Over at  Scrapping the Moments, Jess has an August challenge to create a layout using the word "Be" in your title. This word means something to me because I am trying to encourage myself to just BE. Be in the moment and experience the moment. So many times I am in the past or the future stressing about stuff. Then I catch myself and have to say "Be Kelly, Be."

On this day I went to church with my hubby for the first time in a long while. This church that we went to is so cool. You can hear the service outside and inside. So I chose to enjoy the experience outside on their beautiful park-like setting. I actually laid on my red blanket during some of the service and just let myself "Be." Awwwww, it was so peaceful and calm. I experienced church in a new way and I loved it. If you are in the So Cal area and have never been to Saddleback Church, it is worth the visit. Amazing place!

The layout was so fun once I got this Cosmo Cricket patterned paper. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use it. Then today, I wanted to cut some of the flowers out to embellish. I added brown distressing ink to the edges and little pearls as the center. So my fun making these flowers. My layout was almost done and I still didn't know what to do with that black scallopped strip. But after I looked at this sketch at My Mind's Eye Blog I decided to lay it horizonal. Perfect fit.

I used:
  • Red Card stock
  • Cosmo Cricket (Ginger) patterned paper
  • Recollections green leaves
  • Zva black bling swirls
  • Green glitter letters BE
  • Clear transparency frame from Creative Imaginations
  • Cosmo Cricket scalloped strip with pearls and journal tag
  • Pop dot adhesive on the flowers
Here are a few of the pictures.

Thanks for looking! Have a beautiful day and just "BE."