Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fly Away!

So, this card is a little bit inspired by some striped gloves that I saw on Moxie Fab World.  It is also made using two of my new favorite products (co-branded!) Echo Park and Unity Stamps.  There is always so many cute ideas for little girls out there, that it was almost a relief to see these cute boy products.....anyway.....here is my card   :)  Happy Flying!

December Tag Swap

LOVE making tags for the swap  KinderstampO does each month.  For December, our tags had to have a touch of pink.  I LOVE pink, so I decided to use Echo Park's Everybody Loves Christmas line for the tags.  Here are a few I put together.....

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Note Card Gift Sets

 Just in time for Christmas, I was able to get these cards together for teachers and daycare people.   I made a set of four for each with a Birthday card, a Thank You card, a Get Well Card and a Congratulations card.  It took me a little over an hour and my son even made one for his auntie Allie's birthday!!

(card made by AJ, 7yrs old)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Time for Halloween

I love this season.  The kids get so excited.........pumpkins and candy galore.  I made the mistake of getting Leah's costume out early, and now she is BEGGING to wear it all the time!  I came across this cute paper pumpkin project from a fellow member of Cropchocolate.com.  They are so adorable, I am going to have to make some!

Here are the directions:
Paper Pumpkins
Submitted by: Scrapbook.com
Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Kayla Richards Filip
Add a touch of the autumn spirit to your home with this easy, quick, and festive paper pumpkin. All you need is a sheet of paper, a couple basic supplies, and ten minutes to create this cute decoration. Follow the steps below to create your very own!
  • 1 sheet 12” x 12” orange patterned paper
  • bits of green scrap patterned paper
  • Tim Holtz Distressing ink
  • 1 brown button
  • 2 brads
  • 2” twig piece
  • glue stick
  • Glue Dots
  1. Start by taking your 12” x 12” piece of orange paper and trimming it into 12 pieces. Each piece will measure 1” x 12”.

  2. Next, fold each 1” x 12” piece of paper in half lengthwise. The pieces will now each measure 1” x 6”.  Glue the back together so they do not come apart. Trim any excess bits of the background side you can still see. Optional: For a rustic look, add distressing ink to all edges of your paper pieces.
  3. Now, stack all 12 pieces on top of one another. Use a brad to poke through all of the pieces, about a ½” from the top. On the bottom of the pile, flatten the bottom part of the brad to secure.

  4. Now, fan out the pieces as shown in the photo.
  5. Then, take one of the pieces and place the second brad through the unsecured end. Then, take each additional piece and secure with the brad. You will now have a sphere, or pumpkin shape.
  6. Now it is time to embellish your pumpkin. Use your scraps of green patterned paper to create two leaf shapes. Use Glue Dots to secure your leaves to the pumpkin.
  7. Then, add a twig to your pumpkin. Mine is a real twig found outside. You can also use kraft cardstock; simply cut a thin strip and roll it into the shape of a twig. Secure with a Glue Dot.
  8. Finally, add a cute button to your pumpkin for a little detail.
Super cute!  I am more into the fun loving light hearted Halloween decor, so this works perfectly.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Beautiful Bella


Every day this week they have a guest designer and a chance to win!

This was yesterday's post, and there is a new one today:

This week we are bringing you some *awesome* inspiration from the super talented girls on the Scrapbook & Cards Today design team. Each day we'll introduce you to someone new, and share their work using Bella's newest collections that are NOW SHIPPING! Oh-wait, there's more! Each day we'll be giving away one of our new collections to a lucky reader! Scrapbook & Cards Today is one of my favorite magazines! I love that you can download all the issues right from the site and the blog is super inspirational too!

Go to their blog for your inspiration and a chance to win!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Peachy Cheap

This is the greatest find of the day!  Peachycheap.com is a "scrapbook deal of the day" site with wonderfule products.  Today they have Prima flowers and buttons:


I also added their badge to my blog so you can click it every day to see their new deals.  SO COOL!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Tag Swap Part Deux

I FINISHED!!!  The second set of tags for my swap are DONE!   Here are the tags.  I used Cosmo Cricket papers for the tags on the left and my Making Memories Slice for the cutouts.  I use We R Memory Keepers papers for the tags on the right.  YAY!  I made on extra of each to keep for my Hawaiian album I am working on right now.  So excited to see what everyone else will do for this month's Destination Tag Swap with KinderStampO.

Elle's Studio Journaling Class

Another cool day at  Elle's studio.....they are still doing a "Journaling in your own words" workshop that has a different designer each day with a new take and technique for journaling.  There are also awesome giveaways here.  Enter by August 28th!!

Sponsors Include:
Apron Strings
Northridge Publishing
Scrapbook Circle
3Scrappy Boys

Tag Swap

This is my first tag swap and I am SO excited!!!! I finished a set of five and I think I am going to try another set....we'll see. Here is a peek of what I did.

Big Picture Scrapbooking

Hey Everyone!

There are three days left of the BIG IDEA FESTIVAL at Big Picture Scrapbooking. You can sign up and look at the past week's archives, and the next few daysof projects. There are some amazing designers and great ideas. Best of all it is TOTALLY FREE! They also have some great sponsors with AMAZING giveaways with a chance to win each day. Some sponsors include:

The Girl's Paperie

Cosmo Cricket

Bella Blvd


American Crafts

Crate Paper

Nikki Sivils

Pink Paislee

Jenni Bowlin

Unity Stamp

And MORE!!!!

Sign Up Today!


Back to Basics Blogging

Here we go again. I am going to try this blogging thing one more time......