Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sketchabilites 46 } Scrumdillitelyumpschous about another Sketchabilites sketch to get your mojo flowing!!! I of course love this sketch and LOVE my title!! I guess I could have just called it yummy....but wanted a little something "gooder"(one of my new favorite words) So here is this sketch....

...and my take

So i'm loving this line from Crate Paper..Toy Box!! All the ymmy chipboard shapes and totally cool fun!!! I added some letters American Crafts thickers (black), October Afternoon (red), some bakers twine and it was done.

Don't forget to stop by the blog and leave some love, and upload your take on this sketch to the Sketchabilities gallery!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

So fun!!

Hey there everyone....just a fun & quick little post today. I have a couple projects up on Nikki Sivils blog along with some other fabulous girls. Stop by Nikki's Blog and say hi!

One more place you can stop by today is Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog, I have a project posted there today also :):):):)

Hope you are all having a fabulous Thursday...well i'm off to craft now :):)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge } #78

Do you love a color challenge??? I so you need to check out The Play Date Cafe. They have a fun new challenge up every week. This is my third week playing along and i'm loving it. I have to say....this one was a challenge for me for sure!! I love the colors, but had a hard time picking out the paper to use. After changing my mind 3 times on the paper and after 2 hours of trying to design was done!! Ok so that being said I gave the card to hubby's grandma this past weekend for her birthday having NOT took a picture of it, so's time to start all over :) Here is what I came up with the second time around.

So for this card I used some an older line Togetherness from Cosmo Cricket. I needed some red in it so I used a BoBunny double dot sheet for the background paper. Added a little border punch, and pop dotted up some things I cut out from the paper itself. Throw in some Kaiser Craft pearls and some yummy twine from The Twinery (blossom)and there you have it...challenge 78 is done :)
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A grandfathers love is unconditional

Well the busy weekend is winding down and I hope you have all enjoyed some family time this weekend. We had a super busy fun family day on Saturday. We celebrated Tim's grandmas 90th birthday. I of course took tons of pictures, but I must confess this one is probably my favorite of the day. Marcos was so content being in papa Tim's arms. I think they were both so tired that had they been sitting on the couch they would have both been asleep.

I created this layout for a contest via Nikki Sivils newsletter. If you haven't signed up for that newsletter yet, stop by her blog and get signed up!! So what yummy lines did I use on this one??? I used Nikki's Summer line, Beatrice line, & the majority of the layout is using We Are Family. I also used my last burlap button...(so I must get more of those) I grabbed all of these lines at The Scrapbooking Studio (which you can order online ladies)!!! I added a little twine from The Twinery (Cappuccino) and some Kaiser Craft pearls (blue), put it all together with my Xyron adhesive and the layout was complete. I titled it "A grandfathers love is unconditional". I had the most fabulous relationship with my grandfather and miss him everyday...I can only hope that these two will have the same!!

Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great day!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Lessons from the Easter Bunny

Hey there girls...a couple of years ago this Easter card was given to me with lessons from the Easter bunny in it. Since it is Easter weekend I thought some of you would get a kick out of it, so i'm sharing it with you today.

~Don't put all of your eggs in one basket.

~Walk softly and carry a big carrot.

~Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.

~There's no such thing as to much candy.

~All work and no play can make you a basket case.

~Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.

~Let happy thought multiply like rabbits.

~Some body parts should be floppy.

~Keep your paws off other peoples jellybeans.

~Good things come in small sugar-coated packages.

~The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.

~An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare.

~To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell.

~The best things in life are still sweet and gooey!!

Hope you all have a fabulous Easter weekend :):):)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Oh! Baby } Xyron & Crate Paper

My guest design project for Xyron :):)Oh! Baby....what a combo Xyron & Crate Paper!!! I needed to create a baby card to go along with the mini album I posted earlier using Emma's Shoppe. On this card I used the design runner for the sentiment. The disc used is the starter disc image #15 "Oh! Baby". To make sure the sentiment was straight I also used the guide from the Design Runner Accessory Kit. I did a little decorative punching and ran that pretty pink twine from The Twinery through it. Don't forget when putting everything together, grab your adhesive runner to finish the job! So here is the sweet baby card I created.

Here are the yummy supplies used...Xyron (adhesive, design runner & accessory kit), Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe paper & chipboard shapes, The Twinery Twine (Blossom), Zva pearls.

Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous day!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Away We Go! } Echo Park Summer Days

Today here in the midwest I really needed something bright and fun since it's been so gloomy and rainy! I grabbed for some new yummy Echo Park Summer Days. You can see from my layout that that was the perfect paper to brighten up any day. I used some pictures from our trip to Six Flags last year. I did some journaling on a hidden tag on this one also.

Here is where the hidden journaling tag is, you simply slide it out to read it :)

I also wanted to share with you a fun little blog award given to me by my friend Katrina....thanks girly :) So i'm to share 8 things about me then pass this on to 8 fabulous bloggers.

About Me

1~ Coffee & Dr. Pepper are a staple in my daily diet :)

2~ My stepdaughter & her husband made me a grandmother last summer.

3~ I'm feeling really old lately since my daughter will start high school this year!!!

4~ I work, design & teach at my LSS

5~ I am very picky when it comes to food!

6~ I have lived in IL my entire life.

7~ I can't stay away from letter stickers..all shapes, sizes, colors....I have to have them :)

8~I have a wonderful hubby who I have been with since 1995.

So I have to pass this along to 8 fabulous here you go ladies :)
1~ Julie Ranae Murray 2~ Courtney 3~ Karan Gerber
4~ Laurel Seabrook 5~ Jamie Lane
6~ Shona Keehn7~ Jessica8~ Krissy Clark-McKee

Monday, April 18, 2011

Baby mini album } Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection

Happy Monday everyone :):):) Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I'm sharing with you a baby gift that I made for a friend having a baby girl, who they have named Grace. I love the Crate paper line Emma's Shoppe for this project. I was perfect. The colors, style, design, not to mention the fun chipboard shapes! I'm just sharing the cover with you today.

I started this book by cutting chipboard to the size of 5x8 then cut all the paper. Next I ran the paper through my Xyron Creatopia which made it quick and easy to adhere the paper!! I inked all of the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink. Now it was time to embellish! For this fun task I used the some chipboard shapes that went with the paper collection, Prima pearls, Maya Road; flowers (yellow & resin flower Pink), stick pin, ribbon & wooden button! I picked up all of these fabulous goodies at The Scrapbooking Studio (which you can order online also ladies). On my wooden button I wrapped some yummy twine from The Twinery (Caribbean) Well that's all for today everyone, thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

It's Your Day } Grandma

Happy birthday grandma!!!! Yep today grandma is turning 77!!! It's been a tough 5 or 6 years though. Grandma has battled cancer 4 times....3 of those have been within the past 5 years. Two weeks ago grandma fell twice in one day...she spent about 5 days in the hospital with a broken wrist and a fractured C3 in her neck. I told her we were going to "bling" out her cast on her wrist!!! She is one tough cookie :):) She is home now so today we are celebrating her birthday with a little cake and ice cream. Grandma loves yankee candle tarts so I created this gift bag to hold them in.

Ok so the yummy products I used...Nikki Sivils It's Your Day line, Xyron adhesive, Maya Road bingo chip, The Twinery twine (pink sorbet), Kaiser pearls (blue).

Well that's all for today...i'll post some pictures if grandma lets me bling out her cast :):)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Charming } Nikki Sivils & Tim Holtz

Well it's finally the weekend!!! Hope you all have something fabulous planned :) I'm sharing a little "charming" project with you today :) I love the colors in the U R My Favorite line from Nikki I thought why not turn it into a charm bracelet!!! In order to do this I grabbed some Tim Holtz products to go along with it. Here is how it turned out.

So first I grabbed the fragments from Tim Holtz and cut the paper a little bigger then the fragment. I used glossy accents to adhere the paper to the fragment, let it dry, then used my blade to cut as close as possible. I put all the charms on the chain & toggle with jump rings all from Tim Holtz. So there you have "charming" little project!! Thanks for stopping by, have a fabulous weekend!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 77

Ok so this weeks colors for The Play Date Cafe Challenge are fabulous!! I love the color brown....any shade!!! So I was so happy to see that was one of the colors this week. Pair that up with green & white and you can't go wrong. Here is the card I created for this challenge.

Ok so i'm loving how this card turned out! The paper I used are from two different companies. Echo Park's For The Record (green), Crate Paper Portrait Collection (brown). As far as embellies go...Maya Road pin & resin flowers, Prima flowers (green & white) all of which I grabbed at The Scrapbooking Studio. Of course I had to bust out my new twine from The Twinery (Cappuccino) and some Zva pearls, and put it together with my Xyron adhesive. Well thanks for stopping...have a fabulous weekend!

Sketchabilities 45 } Loads Of Fun

Hey there everyone...well it's that time!!! Another fabulous sketch from Karan at Sketchabilities!!! Check out this cool sketch!!

Here is what I came up with for this one!!

Ok ladies here is my list of goodies used on this one: Xyron adhesive, Fancy Pants To The Moon, Maya Road zipper trim (white) wooden button and bingo chip, Pink Paislee letters (blue), American Craft thickers (black), October Afternoon letters (red), Stampin' Up button, Divine twine (black). Well ladies don't forget to check out the Sketchabilities blog and see what all of the DT came up with..and get signed up for the NEW gallery :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fab 4 } The Play Date Cafe

How fun is this...I made the Fab 4 over at The Play Date Cafe and I get to display the fun picture!!!

I loved last weeks challenge and today the new one is posted. Go on over to the blog and check it out!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Celebrate } Twinery & House of Three

Hey there everyone...can I just tell you i'm hooked on twine from The Twinery (which the mailman brought me yesterday)!!!! The colors are so bright and well simply fabulous. I only had time today to create one project, but I can't wait to dig into all of the fun colors that I have now. I had a hard time picking which color to use on the card!!! I could have easily went with at least 3 or 4 different colors on this one :) My project today is a birthday card, since my grandmothers birthday is this weekend I figured I had better get busy on a card!!!

Gotta love the Soiree line from Pink Paislee House of Three, which is the paper I used on this one. I used Charcoal twine from The Twinery, and put it all together with my Xyron adhesive. Well that's all today, just a quick post...thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

My Core'dinations Creative Frenzy

Hey there everyone...well I have a fun post today for your viewing pleasure. I am throwing my hat into the ring for the design team call for Core'dinations ColorCore Cardstock, so wish me luck girls :) If you haven't tried it....well you simply must. So many possibilities and let me tell you, the sanding, distressing & inking is way fun with this cardstock! My first project is a card I created using two FAB combos...Core'dinations & Jillibean soup. Up next is a super fun 7 Gypsies receipt holder that I altered. I loved cutting out the flower shapes from the cardstock, sanding it and inking it all up, not to mention all the fun embellies on this one! So here is my last creation for the call. It's a layout featuring Core'dinations & Crate Paper. I used the Tim Holtz embossing folder for this one also. Love the way the gears turned out!!

Well everyone thanks for stopping by....hope you all have a FABULOUS day!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Junglegym Mania } Echo Park does it make me a bad mother that I have pictures from 9 years ago that I haven't scrapped?!?!?!? You see I think deep down I was saving these pictures for this Playground line from Echo Park :) I so love this line, such fun colors and cool designs.

Here is a close up of the lower right corner.

So what yummy stuff did I use...Echo Park Playground paper line & stickers, Xyron adhesive, Nikki Sivils burlap buttons (blue), Pink Paislee letters (red) ....all of which you can pick up at The Scrapbooking Studio!! Well thanks for stopping by and hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge 76

Hey there everyone, well today i'm sharing a card I created for the challenge up over at The Play Date Cafe. I love the colors in this challenge!!! Here is my entry for this one.

On this card I started with kraft cardstock for the base. Then I used a piece of off white paper from the LYB Twig line and used my Sanded background stamp with the color Pacific Point. Of course I had to ink the edges with distress brushed corduroy. I cut out some of the leaves to create that flower, punched a 1 1/4" circle out then place a Nikki Sivils burlap button in the center. I added a little bling with the Magnolia crystals, and a beautiful Prima butterfly, and added a little bakers twine. Put it all together with my Xyron adhesive and there you have it. My entry is done :) Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Birthday Greetings with Nikki Sivils

Hey there everyone, hope you have all had a fabulous weekend. Today i'm sharing a birthday card I made. Since it's Nikki's birthday I thought well I have to use her lines!!!! I grabbed this fabulous little 6x6 pad from the line U R My Favorite, and I cut out the little cupcake from the It's Your Day line...both line are from Nikki Sivils. You can get all of her yummy collections, buttons, and chipboard albums at The Scrapbooking Studio locally or yes ladies even ONLINE!!!! :) Well here is the card I created.

Supplies used on this card: Nikki Sivils paper & burlap buttons, Stampin' Up cardstock, Bakers twine (pink) Xyron adhesive, Best Creation Inc foam pop dots.

Well thanks for stopping by everyone, hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Don't forget about the Lucky Girl Crafts blog hop going could win one of two fabulous prizes.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Lucky Girl Crafts} April Reveal

Hello everyone!! You should have hopped here from Sabrina's blog and i'm the last stop. Want a chance to win one of two FABULOUS prizes??? Leave a comment on all of the lucky girls blogs (start HERE). You have from April 1 thru April 7th to get this done ladies :) What's up for grabs??? One $25 Lucky Bucks GC grand prize awarded on the store blog, plus one $10 Lucky Bucks GC awarded to one random participant from just one of the DT blogs. Good luck everyone!!!! Now how about some creations from this months kit!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this kit!! Up first is a layout...such a fun picture! Next a fun little tag. Can't forget a card also :) Now how about this fun little photo holder!!!! Inside of the holder (it has little flaps that open for you to place a picture in)

Well everyone...thanks for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment here and on the other DT blogs (start HERE at Lucky Girls Blog) for your chance to win!!! Good luck :)