Monday, December 26, 2011

Onto the next Holiday } Jillbean & Burlap

Hey there everyone, i'm moving on to the next holiday. I wanted to create with something different today, and I thought well Valentine's Day will be here i'm sure before I know it. I created this fun little card using the Jillibean Hearty Barley, and then I tried to create a fun little flower using some burlap. I put it all together with my Xyron of course.

So I think I need a little practice on my burlap flower, but it was fun to try and create it. It gives the card a totally different look!! I grabbed some burlap at The Scrapbooking Studio....yes they now have burlap :):)

Well thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

PDCC } 112

Hey there everyone, I hope that you are all ready to enjoy the upcoming holiday with your family and friends. During your down time from all the hustle and bustle stop on over at The Play Date Cafe and join in on this weeks color challenge. The challenge will run for 2 weeks so you have plenty of time! Here are the rocking colors this week.

Our sponsor for the week gave us some wonderful stamps and die cuts to play with! A huge thank you to....

Lil" Inker Designs

I was lucky enough to get a Christmas stamp set along with the tree die cut. Totally had fun making this card.

This card was created with a little Echo Park, Twinery Twine, Xyron adhesive and of course Lil' Inkers Design stamps & die cut.

Thanks so much for stopping by, make sure you head over to The Play Date Cafe and show us your take on this weeks challenge.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Echo Park Winter Mini Album Class

Hey there everyone, just wanted to share with you my mini album class for next month. I will be teaching this at The Scrapbooking Studio in Bloomington Il on Jan 14 @ 10am (309)585-0409, and Moline IL on Jan 21 @ 1pm (309)736-7242

We will have so much fun creating this album. Be ready to play with lots of fun stuff: Grungepaper, Acrylic Paint, Alcohol Ink, Distress Stains & Crackle Paint.

Space is filling up fast so be sure to call soon!

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

PDCC } 111

Hey there everyone, yes it's thats wonderful time of the week's time for another fabulous color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe. I simply love this weeks colors, they are just yummy....check them out!

We have a wonderful sponsor for this weeks challenge also...a big thank you to

Now for my take on this challenge I created a Christmas card (the only one I made this year by the way)!!!

I used a little Echo Park paper from the new Yours Truly line, MME ornament, and a little black bakers twine from The Twinery, put it all together with my Xyron adhesive and presto 1 Christmas card it to late to say oh 50 more to go??? :)

Well thanks so much for stopping by, head over to The Play Date Cafe and show us what you got!!!


WOOHOO } Spellbinders Round 2

WOOHOO!!! I am super excited right now. This morning I received a super exciting email telling me that I am moving on to round 2 of the Spellbinders DT call!!! After I sat there for a while reading the email over and over again...making sure I was reading it right, my first thought was.....ok I did an altered project for round one. Now do I do a layout or a card for round 2??? I have thought about this all day and still have not decided :) I'm thinking I will do both and send which one I like the best!! So here is the post right from the Spellbinders blog. Congrats to everyone on this list!!

Wow! What a first round it has been! The entries poured in from all over... not just the country... but from all over the world! The amount of talent that was showcased just blows our minds. We had all sorts of entries from cards, to scrapbook layouts, to mixed media projects. Each one of them was unique and truly showed the spirit of the person who created it. Thank you to everyone who participated in round one!

And now... to announce the 40 creative souls moving on to round 2! Congratulations to...

AJ Otto

Angela Fehr

Angela Ploegman

Ashley Harris

Astrid Maclean

Christine Emberson

Darsie Bruno

Debbie Seyer

Giovanna Smith

Heidi Van Laar

Iwona Palamountain

Jamie Cripps

Judy Hayes

Kalyn Kepner

Katarina Damm-Blomberg

Kathy Roney

Katie Piotrowski

Kendra Sand

Kim Nath

Kimberly Crawford

Latisha Yoast

Lesley Langdon

Linda Lucas

Lisa Fish

Marisa Job

Michelle Woerner

Monika Martinson

Sarah Mullanix

Shanna Vineyard

Stacy Rodriguez

Susie Bentz

Sylvia Blum

Teresa Horner

Terrance Doxie

Theresa Momber

Tina McDonald

Tonya Dirk

Trina McClune

Windy Robinson

Yvonne von de Grijp

The next round of projects is due on Jan 4th so I think tonight is a good night to start creating! Thanks for stopping by and hope you are all having a fabulous day!


Wednesday, December 7, 2011

PDCC 110 } Naughty & Nice

Hey there everyone, well it's time for another fabulous color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe! So I totally love these colors together, especially since I love non traditional colors for Christmas.

So once again we have another fabulous sponsor, who was kind enough to share some goodies with us to play with. This weeks sponsor is.....
DRS designs

I just love the saying that I got to play's perfect with the picture on this layout :) It says "Together we're like stripes on a candy cane sweet, bent, and twisted!!! LOL Here is my take on the challenge.

On this layout I used the Christmas line from My Minds Eye. I love the little 3D and chipboard stickers that go with this line. I used my Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect to help me place the blue bling where I wanted it.
Now make sure you head over to The Play Date Cafe blog and get all the details on this weeks prize. I can't wait to see all of your fabulous creations!!

Have a wonderful day,

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

O Christmas Tree

Hey there everyone, well I think it's starting to look like Christmas here finally. We have been so busy, but last night we finally put up our tree and this morning we woke up to snow flurries!! I want to share a little Christmas tree that I have altered for my scraproom. This wooden Christmas tree came from Say It With Letters....totally loving all of the wooden shapes I have had the chance to play with from them.

So here is what the tree looked like to start with.

The first step is to lay your tree on the paper you are going to use and trace the tree. You will need to do this for both sides of the tree, then simply cut out. You will also want to do this for the base of the tree as well. I used 2 different papers for the tree and the base. The papers are from the new Style Essentials line from Echo Park. I applied The Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect with a painbrush to adhere the paper to the tree. Love the fact that this does not make my paper bubble up :)

Now for the sides of the tree, you can cut a 1/2 inch strip of paper for the edges. Simply cut the strips to the length needed and then adhere to the tree. Once you have completed this here is what your tree will look like.

Now would be the time to ink the edges if you would like before trimming the tree. Next it's time for the fun part....decorating. I used some super fun chipboard stickers on the tree and added some to the base as well. The cute chipboard stickers are also from Echo Parks Holly Jolly Christmas line.

Here are a couple of close up pictures as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope this puts you in the mood to create your own Christmas tree for your scraproom. You can find these fun chipboard stickers and this paper at The Scrapbooking Studio. Hope you have a fabulous day!


Wednesday, November 30, 2011

PDCC 109

Hey there everyone, it's time for a new color challenge over at The Play Date Cafe! So here is this weeks new colors!

This weeks fabulous sponsor is....

Now here is my take on this one. I was lucky enough to get this super cute stamp set that went perfect with my daughters favorite snack...popcorn!!! Here is my take on this challenge.

Ok head on over to The Play Date Cafe and get your take on the challenge entered. Can't wait to see what you all create!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Let's Party Mini } Nikki Sivils It's Your Day

Hey there everyone, thanks for stopping by today. So as many of you who follow my blog know I LOVE Nikki Sivils imagine my excitement when I saw the post I had been waiting all year for....her DT call!!!! (you can check out Nikki's DT call HERE) After reading through the post probably 5 times so that I didn't miss a thing I knew I had to create something new for this one. I had this project planned but had not started it yet, so I thought well there is no better time than now to start.

I created this fun mini album that is going to be a class at The Scrapbooking Studio in February to help celebrate the store being open for 2 years. I have everything pulled for the class for probably 3 weeks now :) Ok so enough babbling with excitement how about I just show you the project.

Here is the view of the cover. I created this album using different shapes from the Accu-Cut machine at the store. I love to create mini albums especially using different shapes.

After applying all the base paper to the album it was time to embellish it. I love all of the elements that you can cut and use from the It's Your Day Line. I also inked all of the edges using Ranger Distress Ink (vintage photo)

Here are the inside pages along with some photos of the fun little tags I created for all of the pockets in this album.

Supplies used: Nikki Sivils It's You Day Line, burlap buttons, corduroy brads; Ranger Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), Bazzill ribbon, Maya Road Stick Pin, Xyron Adhesive.

Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope you have enjoyed this fun little birthday mini album. Don't forget to stop by Nikki's Blog and get all the info you need to submit for the DT call, and good luck :)


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

PDCC #108 } Christmas Taggin' It

Hey there fellow bloggers, i'm here today sharing the new color challenge with you over at The Play Date Cafe. Since next week is a holiday here in the US on Thursday, this challenge will run for TWO weeks. That means you have plenty of time to get your creative juices flowing for this one!!! Ok so let's start with the colors for this week and our sponsor Lawn Fawn....check 'em out ladies!!!

Now for my take on this one. I created a tag to tie on a gift bag for the Holidays. For this tag I used My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Christmas. Now for the Copper on my tag I tied on a Christmas Muse Token from Tim Holtz, did a little inking on the edges of the tag, added a rosette and presto it's done :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, remember you have TWO weeks ladies, check out the challenge get a move on :):)

Monday, November 14, 2011

A little Echo Park Christmas Fun

Hey there everyone, well i've been working on another mini album. This time I used the Season's Greetings from Echo Park. Love the vintage feel to this line, and the chipboard embellies and brads are fabulous!! You will find lots of photo mats and hidden pockets in this album as well.

So lets start with the cover. I used some Tim Holzt goodies, along with his new ornament die. One of the ornaments is covered with crackel paint.

Now for the inside pages. They are all ready to go for the pictures we will take this Chrsitmas.

Here is the inside of the last page. Perfect for a picture in the center, then a little journaling on the tag on the inside pocket.

Supplies used: Echo Park Season's Greetings, Tim Holtz tokens, Xyron adhesive, Vintage Photo distress ink.

Well hope I have inspired you to start working on a Christmas mini for this year. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous day!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

PDCC 107 } Just For You

Hello everyone, it's time for this weeks new color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. Loving the colors again this, white and a splash of orange.

This weeks sponsor is The Scrapping Cottage.

Now for my take on this challenge. I created this card using the new Teresa Collins line Carolina Breeze. For the splash of orange I used ribbon, a sticker, and a brad from Teresa's Haunted Hallows line. I added a little of the blingage also. Form the sentiment I used the Xyron Design Runner with the SEI disc and the Mega Runner.

Ok now it's your turn...hope on over to The Play Date Cafe blog and show us your take on this weeks color challenge.

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful day!


Monday, November 7, 2011

US } Teresa Collins & Xyron

Good Monday morning to you all. I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend. Today i'm sharing a mini album with you created using the new Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze & lots of Xyron adhesive!!! Thanks to The Scrapbooking Studio for carrying all of these FABULOUS goodies to create this beauty!!

There a 6 pages in this album along with 2 half pocket pages. Using my Xyron Creatopia made this so much quicker to adhere the base pages down, so I could get to the fun parts of decorating :)

As you will see in the pictures, there are lots of hidden ares for journaling to go along with places to slide in photo mats. I loved making this album with all of the fun little tabs. I used the Stampin' Up punch to create the tabs, which fit perfectly in my Xyron 150 sticker maker. I know those tabs are NOT coming undone!!

Here are a few more picture of the inside of this album.

Some of the yummy embellies I used on this one are from Teresa Collins: Notations Tags, Taylor's Clips, Amber's Jewels, Brooke's Flower. From Prima I used a crystal swirl, My Mind's Eye Sunshire Forever Brads from the Lost & Found 2. Xyron Creatopia, 150 sticker maker, and the mega runner.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

PDCC 106 } Birthday Tag

Hello everyone, today i'm sharing my creation for The Play Date Cafe challenge 106. The colors are so fun for this one....gray, yellow, and pink.

This weeks sponsor for the challenge is Practicing Creativity.

For this challenge I created a birthday tag. You can use it to tie on a gift bag, or simply place it on the front of a card. On the background of this tag I used the Summer line from Nikki Sivils, then stamped the banners across the paper. For all of the fun little embellies I also used another line from Nikki called It's Your Day (one of my favorite lines)!!! I placed some fun little glitter candy dots from Pebbles around the tag and also some fun little dots from Kaiser Craft. To place these dots on my tag I used the Embellie Gellie from ScraPerfect to make this job super easy.

Well that's it for today, thanks for stopping by. Make sure you head over to The Play Date Cafe and enter your take on this weeks fabulous color challenge.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

PDCC } 105

Hey there's Thursday and you know what that means around here. It's time for the new color challenge at The Play Date Cafe. Jax has worked her magic again with another fabulous one....check it out!!

The prize up for grabs this week is from Kraft Outlet.

I created a card for this challenge using ET CETERA from BoBunny. I added a few stickers from Echo Park Times & Seasons line and some fabulous pink twine from The Twinery.

Well thanks for so much for stopping by, don't forget to head over to The Play Date Cafe blog and enter your take on this weeks challenge.


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WOOHOO!! Happy 2nd Anniversary PDCC } 104

WOW!!! Congrats on 2 fabulous years of wonderful challenges to the PDCC!! We have a great color challenge for you this week, and LOTS of prizes to be won. First up here is the color challenge for this week.

How about this line up for sponsors for this challenge!!!!!! With this many sponsors for prizes this week, you would be CRAZY not to enter :):)

The Twinery

Sweet Stamp Shop

Layers of Color

So here is my layout that I created for this color challenge. I love the fun pictures that my daughter and her best friend are always taking together.

Here are the supplies I used on this layout: American Crafts Amy Tangerine paper, thickers & die cut shapes, Xyron Adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by today, can't wait to see what you create with this weeks color challenge. Hop on over to The Play Date Cafe blog and show us what you got!!! :):)