Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things & Sketchabilities = Letter Fun :)

Hey there everyone, today i'm sharing a fun layout I created using Sketchabilities #50 and it's my second GDT project for These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things. So the sketch from Karan is of course super fabulous as always!! I put that to great use to show of one of my favorite collections!!! LETTER STICKERS :):):) Yes I must say it.....i'm a letter sticker junkie!!!! So here is the sketch Karan gave us to work with.

So here is my take on the sketch with just a small portion of my letter stickers :)

So the yummy goodies I used on this layout are: Echo Park paper - Summer Days paper, chipboard & brads, Letter Stickers - Pink Paislee (white), Echo Park (yellow), Sass (yellow outlined in black), and for the inking Ranger (brushed corduroy).

Well thanks so much for stopping by...make sure you head over to My Fav Things & Sketchabilities and leave some love for the girls.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Nikki Sivils It's Your Day } Birthday Mini

Hey there everyone. Wow...what a busy weekend. Our grandkids birthdays were this past weekend. Marcos turned 1 and Luis turned 4!!! Can I just tell you that I really feel like a grandma today :):) I was so sore and tired from playing yesterday I took a 3 hour nap today!!! Those kids kicked my butt playing outside all day yesterday. All I wanted this morning was Biofreeze, Mortin & coffee (In that order)!!! So here is the first mini I made for Luis using Nikki Sivil's It's Your Day Line. Super fun paper to work with ladies!

A close up of the cover. I place some yummy Tim Holtz goodies on the binding.

Now for the inside of the mini. I made the fun little journaling tags using some of the Beatrice paper line as well as Max & Mollie.

Supplies used: Nikki Sivils It's Your Day line & burlap buttons, Tim Holtz goodies, Maya Road bingo number, Kaiser Craft pearls, Bazzill ribbon, Ranger Vintage Photo distress ink, The Twinery twine. I used my wonderful ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever to adhere the paper to the chipboard.

Thanks for stopping by, I will be sharing the mini I made for Marcos tomorrow.

Monday, June 20, 2011

A little Echo Park & SRM Sticker fun } 70's Summer

I have had so much fun making this fun little Summer mini!! I totally love the new Country Drive line from Echo Park, and together with some super fun SRM stickers....well you can't go wrong. There are lots of pics of this creation, but i'll try and be quick!!! So here we go....

So the goodies used on this project: My new favorite distress ink color (wild honey), Echo Park Country Drive, SRM stickers (summer), Letters (thickers, MLS, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Sass, Twinery twine, Tim Holtz stamps, Wendy Vecchi stamps, Ranger archival ink (black), Xyron adhesive (the new Mega Runner).

Well thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sketchabilities } 49

Hey there everyone, today i'm sharing my take on Karan's fabulous sketch # 49 at Sketchabilities!! It's another fun sketch and I flipped it for my take on it. Here is the super cool sketch.

So now for my take, I used some yummy Crate paper on this one. The picture is of my daughter and stepdaughter at grandma's 90th birthday party. Ariel (the younger one) simiply loves that she is taller than her older sister :):)

Thanks so much for stopping by, don't forget to upload your take on the sketch over on the blog or chance to GDT!!! Good luck to all :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hanging out with These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things & ScraPerfect give-a-way!!!

Hey there everyone...well i'm super excited to share one of my GDT creations for These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things. I was sooooo happy when Julie asked me to GDT. For our first task this month we were to scrap our favorite piece of art!!! Well I had just altered a picture frame and thought well I think this will work. I grabbed my camera, snapped a pic and got busy :) Since it was for my favorite things...I thought well what better to use on my layout than my favorite ScraPerfect goodies right!!!!! Here is my layout that I created.

I have to say I LOVE the Best Glue Ever! I haven't found anything that it doesn't work on yet!! On this layout I used it to adhere the wooden dress form, and the metal clock...and yes it worked like a charm. Now I had these cool paper bags that I cut into flowers for the layout. I placed just a small amount of glue on the back and set it aside for just a bit to let it get a little tacky. I then placed them on the layout in layers with no problem. The nice thing is they didn't even slide around when I placed them down! When placing the button in the center of the flower I used Embellie Gellie to hold it over the flower to make sure it was right in the center.

So you ladies are in luck today!!!! The fabulous ladies at ScraPerfect have given me one the Perfect Crafting Pouch to give away today!!! How fun is that!!! :):):) Leave a comment on this post for your chance to win! I will pick a winner on 6/17.
Hop on over to My Favorite Things blog and leave some love for their DT!

Big thanks to Julie for having me hang out with you and your crew this month, and thanks to ScraPerfect for a fun give-a-way!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Some Nikki Sivils goodness :)

Hey there everyone...well it's been 2 crazy busy weeks around here. The last week of school my daughter had so much going on and then getting into a summer routine!!! (6 am high school cheerleading practice took some getting use to!!!) So I did manage to create a couple things over the past week. I'm sharing 2 things with you today!!

First up is a fun little altered paper mache box that is the perfect size for a gift card to go in :):) On this one I used Nikki Sivils It's Your Day line, some pink tulle, and a few kaiser craft pearls.

Next up is a little thank you card. You never know when you will need one, so this is now in my stash just waiting to be sent out!! I used Nikki's Beatrice line for this one!

I picked up all of this yummy paper at my LSS The Scrapbooking Studio! Don't forget we are helping Nikki's cause and collecting scrapbooking supplies for those in Joplin that lost everything!! Bring anything into the store and get a 40% off one product coupon, and Amy will donate a brand new paper trimmer to send along with everything. You have through next week ladies so stop in and see us!!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My first ScraPerfect DT project :):)

Hello everyone, i'm so excited to share my first project with you as a DT at ScraPerfect. On this project I used the fabulous Best Glue Ever and the wonderful Perfect Crafting Pouch. I have been doing more altered projects recently and this is one of them. I thought it was time for a new desktop calendar so I found this perfect 5x7 frame to alter. I used the yummy Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends paper line...totally loving it :):)

I removed the glass from the frame and placed paper on the frame itself and also on the cardboard that usually keeps the glass in place then of course inked it all up! Next I placed a Tim Holtz large ring binger in the center to turn it into a flip calendar. To make the pieces that have the dates on them I first cut some chipboard I had laying around to 3" X 3 3/4" pieces. I ran them through my Xyron Creatopia to put adhesive on it and then covered them with the paper. This made the edges a little sticky, so I of course grabbed my Crafting Pouch to take that "stickyness" away. Another option for covering the chipboard with paper is to use The Best Glue Ever. To do this you could place a small line around the piece of chipboard, then use a paintbrush to spread the glue out a little and put your paper down.

Then simply decorate you pieces, punch holes, and place on the binder ring. While decorating these pieces I must say sometimes it's hard to hold onto buttons, pearls or any type of bling. If you have this problem the Embellie Gellie works wonders!! It was super easy for my to place the buttons exactlly where I wanted them using this fabby invention!

Now how about those fun flowers are the top!! I used some Wendy Vecchi Art Parts for one. Misted is with some Tatterend Angels mist, and the leaves I used Ranger Distress stain (peeled paint). Let me tell you that The Best Glue Ever totally held all this together with no problem. I even used this glue to adhere the metal clock to the center of the flower. So not only does it work on thick chipboard, and metal....I used it to put together my flower that I made using grungeboard, which is the butterscotch flower on the upper left.

So if you love to alter things...The Best Glue Ever is a must have in your scrapbooking stash!!!! It is always in arms reach for me :) All of these fabulous goodies used to make this project you can grab The Scrapbooking Studio. Thanks for stopping by and i'm looking forward to sharing many more projects with you here.

Have a fabulous day!

Monday, June 6, 2011

GDT } These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things :):)

Hey there everyone, just wanted to share some fun news with you.... I have been asked to GDT over at These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things this month :):):):) I was so excited when Julie asked me..thanks girly!!! I created 2 super fun layouts for this and I can't wait to share them with i'm giving you a little sneak of one today.

Make sure you stop by and say hi over at the Fave Things blog. See you mid month with my full project!
Have a fabulous day :):):)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sneak Peak

Hey there everyone I just wanted to share a fun little sneak peak of my first DT project for ScraPerfect.

I totally love the way this turned out, and you will love the ScraPerfect products used for this one!!! See ya soon with the entire project.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

WOOHOO!!! Nikki Sivils GDT :):):)

Hey there everyone and welcome to June!!! I have some super fun news to share today.....I'm going to be a guest designer for Nikki Sivils!!! WOOHOO!! She had a sketch up at the beginning of May and my entry was picked. What a fun way to start my day. Not only that but check this out...

What a fun little sneak of her new lines to come this July!!! Can't wait to see the new stuff and meet her and some of her Diva's at CHA!!!

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day.