Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year

Hey there everyone just wanted to take a second and wish you all a wonderful, happy, healthy new here is the New Year's card I created for all of my blogger friends. Be safe tonight and have fun!! See you next year!

On this card I used SRM stickers 53001 Happy for the words "celebrate" across the purple strip of paper, Xyron adhesive,Kreaxion Circle Cutter, American Craft thickers, my paper of choice for this is Bella Blvd Socialite, and then I added a little Prima ribbon.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Sketchabilities Reveal 38...Santas Elf

Hey there everyone...hope you all are having a fabulous week and things are getting back to normal for you. I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe upcoming New Year as well. Today is reveal day for sketch 38 at Sketchabilities. I totally love this sketch by Karan....she knocks my socks off with her sketches! Here is the fabulous sketch.

I had a blast with this sketch and used funny pictures of hubby trying to hang Christmas lights.

Supplies used on this layout: Jillibean Soup Christmas Chestnut Soup paper & journaling sprouts, Xyron adhesive, American Crafts thickers, Bazzill cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Echo Park Guest Blogger Project

Hey there everyone and thanks for stopping by today. I'm super excited to be a guest blogger on the Echo Park blog today. For my project I did a little altering of a gift bag. Yes some of the Christmas bags that you can buy are cute....however why not spruce it up yourself and make it one of a kind!!!!

I simply love the way this turned out and now I don't want to give it to anyone :) So on this gift bag I used the super fun Everybody Loves Christmas line. This is one of my favorites from Echo Park. The colors totally rock, love the super cute design of all the papers. There are so many things you can cut out and pop up on your projects, not to mention the cover sheet that comes in the paper kit. You can totally use every piece of it as well. I used part of it on the upper right of my project...that is where I cut the Merry Christmas from. Other supplies used on this project: Xyron adhesive, Ranger Stickles, Kreaxions Circle Cutter, & Tim Holtz die.

Thanks for stopping and I hope you have a fabulous day!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A small thanks

Hey there everyone I wanted to create a pretty card for a friend. So when looking through my stash I came across some SRM stickers and thought PERFECT!!! Here is the thanks card I made.

Supplies used on this card: Bazzill cardstock, Xyron adhesive, SRM stickers (thanks), Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 paper, Tim Holtz die, Terra Cotta alcohol ink to color the bling. Love how this one turned out!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Be Mine Collection

I know, I know....Christmas is not even over yet....but I had to simply dive into the new Echo Park Be Mine collection. This is my favorite line so far!! The colors, the design...LOVE IT!! Here are a couple of fun little treat holders you can make for your sweetheart.

Supplies used on the above project: Echo Park Be Mine paper, Xyron Adhesive, Prima ribbon & bling.

Now if you want to make some home are a couple of letters I altered.

Supplies used on the altered letters: Echo Park Be Mine collection, Kaiser Craft bling, Xyron adhesive, Stickles, Prima flowers & bling, Tim Holzt die, Maya Road chipboard hearts, Imaginisce petal roller.

Thanks for stopping, have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sketchabilities #37 Reveal

Hey there is reveal day over at Sketchabilities. Yet another fabulous sketch by Karan!!

Now my take on it is kindof funny!! This was a picture of my aunt at the Thanksgiving Day parade!! It was soooo cold that year we ended up going to sit in the truck and did not even watch the parade.

Here is a list of fun products used on this layout: Xyron adhesive, Bazzill cardstock, Crate Paper Snow Day line & chipboard, Cosmo Cricket tiny type, American Crafts thickers, and a variety of mist colors. That funky fabulous blue ribbon is from my friend Kris...thanks girly :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sweet Boy photo holder

So today I made this super fun and easy little photo holder using Echo Parks Little Boy Line. I really love this line....the colors are so FABULOUS!!! Here is what the cover looks like.

Now when you open the book each decorated little flap opens and you can place pictures inside.

Now you have this super cute little brag book to stick in your purse!! I used the cricut to cut out the fun arrows, Xyron adhesive and a couple of misc buttons to make that fun little closure on the cover!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Christmas Joy

Teaching at The Scrapbooking Studio today from 4-6. Simply love this Basic Grey's so fabulous. This is the class for the Basic Grey Kit of the month. We are going to make these two layouts and then you get the instructions for two others. Making a couple of fabulous flowers and using the Imaginisce Petal Roller. That is one cool tool!!!

The layouts are pictures from last years Christmas at my brother-in-laws house. Finally almost done with last years Christmas pics just in time for the new ones this year :) Come on down and join me today or call the store for your kit...309-736-7242.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Taggin' It with my favs...Tim Holtz Stamps & Teresa Collins Blingage

Well I thought since tags are all around right now, I thought I would give it a shot. I look at Tim Holtz tags and think...OMG I could never make anything this cool!!! He can totally rock some Holiday tags. So with that in mind I went for it anyway. I had a blast making this tag and may have to try another one here soon. Here is the tag I created last night.

So what did I use on this tag....everything on this tag you can pick up at The Scrapbooking Studio. First obviously a manilla tag, Distress Ink: Stormy Sky & Brushed Corduroy (don't forget the blending tool) , Cuttlebug embossing folder, October Afternoon letters (black), Pearls, Teresa Collins blingage, Tim Holtz Mini Holidays 2 stamp set & embellies. The beads on the top are just misc beads I had.

So go and create your take on a Tim Holtz's super fun to see what you can come up with.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Crate Christmas Greeting

Well i'm finally done....yep done with all of my cards :) WOOHOO!!! This is one of the latest cards I created.

I simply LOVE this paper from Crate. It's the SnowDay line. I used the paper and the chipboard stickers from this line. I also used the Tim Holtz die which I totally love!! Other supplies on this card: Xyron adhesive, Bazzill cardstock, Stampin' Up ink, Kreaxions punch, and Ranger distress ink.

Hope your Holiday cards are coming along also! Have a fabulous day!


Monday, December 6, 2010

Snowflake Centerpiece

Hey there everyone, happy Monday to you all!!! Well last week we had our first snowfall of the season,(yuck) and today it's SUPER cold!!! I think it is 15 below zero right now!!! I'm not ready for this!

Well today i'm showing you one of DT projects for AWDML. I made a centerpiece for fall and liked the way it turned out so I made one for winter.

On this centerpiece I used BoBunny paper Midnight Frost, Kaiser Craft pearls which I placed in the center of the snowflakes. The base of the centerpiece is a 10" green floral wreath. The snowflakes were cut out using the cricut. This works perfectly because you can cut so many different sizes and makes it really easy to layer.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Harris Family Christmas Book

Well I have been working on this Christmas book for my daughters boyfriends mom. I am not totally done with the book but thought I would post a picture of the cover. I'm sooo happy with how it is turning out. I made her a book of Cole's football pictures and she loved it so I thought she might like this as well.

Here is a close up of the flower

Supplies used: Xyron adhesive, Little Yellow Bicycle Christmas Delight paper & stickers, October Afternoon letters, Prima pearls, Stampin' Up button, Tim Holtz die & fragments, Cosmo Cricket tiny type letters.

Hope you enjoy the picture of my album...i'm off to finish it :)

Have a fabulous day,

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Mixing Photos with The Girl's Paperie

Hey there everyone, have you ever mixed pictures on your layouts before. I'm talking about putting a very old photo with a newer photo. That is what I did on my layout for today. I love this line by The Girl's Paperie On Holiday. The fun die cuts totally rock with this line!! When I was sitting down to create this layout, to me this line symbolized the journey I had with my grandpa. That is also why I thought it was perfect to incorporate a older photo with one of the last photos of the two of us together. The title could not be more PERFECT! This layout is also my challenge to your over at Sketches4All as Decembers scraplift challenge.

I also created a card using this line. Sometimes when I make cards, I LOVE to have things going over the edges of the card.

Well don't forget all of The Girl's Paperie is on sale this month at A Walk Down Memory Lane.

Thanks for stopping and have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Girl's Paperie fun

So to start off the month of December I thought it would be fun to post some projects i've been working on for AWDML. This month all of the Girl's Paperie is on sale. I simply fell in love with the Christmas line. Here are a few things i've created with it.

Supplies used on these projects: Girl's Paperie line, Xyron adhesive, Prima pearls, Ranger distress ink, Bazzill cardstock, Stampin' Up buttons, American Crafts thickers, October Afternoon letters, Imaginisce Petal Roller, and my Cricut.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Love 2 Cheer...sketchabilities #36

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a fabulous week so far. Today i'm bringing you another FABULOUS sketch from Karan over at Sketchabilities. I had so much fun with this just totally rocks!! Here is the sketch to get your mojo flowing ladies.

and here is my take on this wonderful sketch.

On this layout I used the super fun Pink Paislee Old School line paper, stickers & canvas. I added some American Craft thickers, Cosmo Cricker Tiny type, Tattered Angels mist, Xyron adhesive and Bazzill cardstock.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Greetings

Happy Monday fellow scrappers. I hope you all had a fabulous holiday with your families. Last week after Thanksgiving guess what came in our mailbox!! Our FIRST Christmas card! I thought to myself OMG....I so need to work on my cards if I plan on getting them out this year :) So I did a little cutting, stamping, and played with some adhesive. This is one of my cards I created this weekend.

So I just love this fun line by Jillibean Soup, it's Christmas Chestnut Soup. The fun little sprouts that go with this line are a must have also. I added a little marker action around the outside of the sprout on the green and drew a line around the card, did a little inking on the paper, used my fabulous Kreaxions Circle Cutter to cut out some patterned paper in the middle of the circle, a Stampin' Up sentiment and my Xyron adhesive and I was done.

So I guess I can say one card down and a million more to go :)

Happy creating everyone,

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Maya Road Chipboard Album

Ok...this was a super fun project to make. It lets you play with paint, glue & glitter :) This is a super fun Maya Road kit that Amy has at The Scrapbooking Studio. Everything you need to create this fabulous little book, and it's ready to go in one big bag. I LOVED this paper line. Lilly Bea Designs.....and i'm telling you it's CUTE!!

The fun little crowns and the gingerbread men are Maya Road chipboard! You get a metalic ink pad, silver glitter, lots of ribbon, flowers, and a couple of stick pins. You will have some paper left over which you could create a couple of Christmas cards with for the upcoming Holiday! Hurry and grab yours today efore they are gone!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wow....thanks so much for this Linda, for nominating me for this blog award!

According to the rules, I am supposed to list 3 things that make me unique, and then nominate 5 other bloggers with attitude….

Three Things…

1. I freak out if i'm running low on adhesive! When I mean low....if I don't have at least 4 refills i'm freakin' thinking i'm going to run out!

2. I always have to sleep with socks on :)

3. I do everything left handed...even grabbing things out of the fridge has to be with my left hand.

Five people…
Amy S.
Amy C.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Birthday Wishes For My Princess

So this weekend we had our daughters 14th birthday party. Wow how times flies, it seems like yesterday she only came up to me knee...and now she is as tall as me! I wanted to make her a fun, girly birthday card. So I grabbed some yummy Teresa Collins Freestyle line and started to play. The colors in this line simply worked PERFECTLY for the card. I added a little bling and some fun chipboard shapes also.

Here is a cute little picture of Ariel with her boyfriend Cole....they are soo cute!!!

So the supplies used on my card are: Xyron adhesive, American Crafts cardstock & foam dots, Teresa Collins Freestyle paper & chipboard, some blingage, Stampin' Up stamp, and my fabulous Kreaxions Circle Cutter.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What a FABULOUS Tuesday!!!!

Ok ladies....I copied this right off of Teresa Collins blog!!! I'm over the top excited to see my name on this list!!! What a honor to be one of the finalist for the Teresa Collins DT. Good luck to everyone on the list!!

Oh, this is so hard. I was given the names of the girls who are the top finalist. I can't thank the panel of judges who helped in this process. I was told that there was so many beautiful entry's that it was the hardest decision to narrow down the list. I want to thank each of you that submitted.

The list is in NO particular order.

Teresa Collins Design Team Finalist:

Sandie Vincent- England

Yvonne Blair-Florida

Dianna Kronquist- North Carolina

Stacy Rodriguez-Illinois

Karen Gerber-Canada

Tina Schubert-Germany

Dianna Kronquist- North Carolina

Audra Wright- California

Gaelle Fauglas- France

Lisa Houpt- Florida

Jan Hennings- Iowa

Dawn Tavela- Massachusetts

Lee Brehon- Canada

Michele Holzhauser- Arkansaw

Laurie Martin- Cohn- Oregon

Karolina Wycislik- Poland

Amanda Jones- United Kingdom

Kelly Boyden- Florida

Kathy Morgan- California

Vanessa Giurdanella-Germany

Manita Philipsen-The Netherlands

Jeno Dodaj- Connecticut

Hera Frei- Switzerland

Staci Taylor- Maryland

Tami Sanders- Texas

Jen Erickson- Illinois

Joanne Bain- Australia

Kim Sonksen- United Kingdom

Jennifer Hottinger- Canada

Angela Ploegman- Iowa

Azura Alyssa- Singapore

Ashley Harris- Arizona

Laura McCollough- California

Julie Jacob- Washington

Lisa Spiegel- California

Maridette Cachola- California

Stacey Michaud- Connecticut

Candy Rosenberg- Oregon

Gini Williams- North Carolina

Colette Nederhoff-New Mexico

Kathy Floen- Montana

Sarah Slade- United Kingdom

Mette Kallander- Sweden

Karen Wilson- Arizona

Kaori Fujimoto- Japan

Danielle- the Paper Princess- Calfornia

Aida Haron- Singapore

Kim Garner- Iowa

Ly Thein Le- California

Ellen Sosnoski- Pennsylvania

Sarah Larson- Wisconsin

Ann-Kartin Toresen- Norway

Cara Vincens- France

Niki Willaert-Minnesota

Jill Cornelius- Texas

Anya Lunchenko-Pennsylvania

Patti Hamil- Georgia

Jeanie Dickinson- Wyoming

Pam Taylor- Utah

Caroline Kelly- Massachusetts

Michelle Luther- Tennessee

Lauren Ferguson- Georgia

Anna Willett- Virginia

Becky Teichmiller- Wisconsin

Jennifer Haggerty- Illinois

Cindy Simoes-

Mieke Nagtegaal- The Netherlands


All of the entry's have been beautiful and I know that this was a HARD task to narrow it down.

We are getting closer- the judges have been so wonderful.
The design team will be announced this week- I promise as soon as possible. I know this takes a lot of time and effort and I appreciate the panel's help.

THANK YOU to all of you who submitted. I am OVERWHELMED with the response!!!!!! I can't thank you enough for sharing your desire to be on the team.


Monday, November 15, 2010

A couple Sketchabilities layouts

Good Monday morning everyone! Today I have two Sketchabilities layouts for you :) The first one Karan designed for BoBunny. It is a simply FABULOUS sketch (as all of hers are)!! Hop over to the BoBunny site and give her sketch a shot.

and here is my take on the sketch. I used the Olivia line from BoBunny on this one.

The next sketch you is the first reveal for the month of November over at the Sketchabilities site. When you scrapbook do you try and step outside of your comfort zone?? Well with this one that is what I tried to do with my paper choice.

here is my take on the sketch..30 something is the title and I used Prima paper and embellies on it.

Well everyone hope you have a fabulous day! Don't forget to goto the Sketchabilities site and upload your take on the sketch :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Keeping track in a super fun way.... I love to keep track of things and love to make lists. I thought it was time for a new and cool looking way to keep track of all the special dates of the people in my life. This will totally help me out when my little sister calls and asks "When is so & so birthday". Maybe I need to make one of these for her. :)

Well I have the cover of my book done, so check it out!

I'm so excited with how the cover turned out and I can't wait to get the inside pages done to share with you. When it's someone's birthday that you know, do you ever wonder what is their birthstone, or what is their sign. I have created little tags in front of each month with that info on it. They look super cute just hanging in there. I also have tabs at the top of each month which you can kind of see in the picture. All of the fun tabs and tags were made using the cricut.

Well ladies this is super fun and easy to make. Why not start you new year out with a new occasions book!!

Supplies used: Teresa Collins: Freestyle paperline, chipboard cover, & chipboard elements, ribbon & fabulous fun blingage, and the super cool stamp set!! Can't forget the foam pop dots, and glossy accents.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dec Daily

So I have been working here and there on my December daily. This is my first year doing one of these. I do have the first 3 pages done. I can't wait to have this wonderful book of memories when the month is done. It seems like we get so busy during the month sometimes we can't stop to enjoy things. At least this way if it's to crazy I will be able to look back and enjoy the memories. The nice thing is I can just insert a picture and do my journaling and it's done.

I love the Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas line so that is the paper I picked for this one. I do have the paper on the whole book and i'm now just working on the embellies. The first 3 pages I have added some Prima bling & ribbon, Ranger stickles, American Crafts Thickers, Maya Road bingo number & envelope, Xyron adhesive. I will keep posting as I get some pages done.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Doggy Christmas

Todays layout is a picture from last Christmas. When asking my dad & stepmom what they wanted for Christmas...well here is their answer. "We already have everything we need...why don't you buy pet stuff so we can donate it to the local animal shelter". I TOTALLY LOVED IT!!! Let me tell you how much fun it was to go shopping for their gift :)

Now if you notice the two pups that are next to the box...well they are my parents dogs and yes they did get to keep one of the toys :)

This layout is from a sketch at Sketches4All. Supplies are: Xyron adhesive,Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Bazzill cardstock, Crate Paper & chipboard stickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type, October Afternoon letters, and Ranger distress ink.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Forever Yours..

So I love the Maya road mini chipboard albums. They are super fun to alter. I made this heart shaped one for my daughter. I put a couple pics of her and Cole in it to celebrate their first year together. On this album I used the new BoBunny Crazy Love paperline. It's super cute!!!

I think on this project I put everything I could find in my stash on here. The ribbon that ties the book together is Prima and I used Santa Baby Tattered Angels mist on it to make it red. Other supplies: Xyron adhesive, Prima: pearls, ribbon and bling , American Crafts: thickers, foam pop dots, Bazzill flower, Pebbles dots.

Now my daughter has something to cherish their first year together :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Teresa Collins Centerpiece

Hey there it's really November already?? Where has the time gone? Well since this is the month where we get to host that fabulous yummy holiday here at our house, I wanted to work on a centerpiece for the table. Check out what I came up with.... :)

For this project I used a foam green floral wreath that was 10" in size. I cut out a bunch of different leaves out of the fabulous Teresa Collins paper, then inked the edges with black soot distress ink. Next I grabbed my hot glue gun and started putting down the base leaves. After that I just filled in the spots I thought needed filled in. On some spots I used foam pop dots to add a little dimension to the project. The finishing touch was the candle in the middle which pulled the piece together.

This paper line your can grab at The Scrapbooking Studio.....also don't forget to reserve your spot now for this coming weekends classes with Teresa Collins in person!!!!!! It will be totally fun!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sketchabilities #34 Reveal

Ok it's that time of the month again :) Another fabulous sketch to create with over at Sketchabilities. Here is the second sketch for the month of October.

Here is my take on this one. As you can see i'm trying to prepare for our cold winter days that will be here soon enough.

Supplies used on this layout are: Xyron adhesive, Crate Paper Snow Day collection paper and chipboard, Tattered Angels Jack Frost mist, American Crafts adhesive.

Head on over to the Sketchabilities blog to enter your take on this sketch.

Thursday, October 28, 2010's cold outside

Well our nice weather has finally gone. It has been cold & windy here the past couple of days. This only means one thing.....winter is on it's way. I thought....well why not try and get in the spirit so I altered a paper mache cone and wooden star to look like a tree. I grabbed some paper & mod podge and got messy!

This was the first time I have made a tree out of paper. I simply loved the Wintertime line by Echo Park so that is the paper I used. The cone I grabbed at Hobby Lobby along with the wooden star on the top. The paper strips are cut to 1" x 3" and I just curled up the end of the paper before putting it on the cone. It's really simple....just start at the bottom and work your way up. I may take a while, but the outcome is totally worth it.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Good Times

Check out this fabulous, fun, funky paper. I am soooo loving these clocks!!!!

This is a layout I created for The Scrapbooking Studio in Moline, Il. This line is by Teresa Collins and it's called Freestyle. I simply love the colors in this line. I also used part of the strip at the bottom of the paper with the barcode on it, which is the 2 black & white strip of paper on the layout. By the way......OMG....Teresa Collins is coming there Nov5 & 6 . Sign up for her fabulous classes soon before they are all sold out! It will be a blast. I added some American Crafts thickers and October Afternoon letters to the layout, and a little bit of black bling, Xyron adhesive.