Thursday, December 15, 2011

Imaginisce Release: Hippity Hoppity

Hard to think about Easter/Spring when it is a week before Christmas, but what the heck!

This line has some cute stamps, and titles to make completing your pages fast... and the bird prints and bird cages die cuts was my favorite, apparently. But I will say I am disappointed that there is nothing in the line that says "Easter".

So here is what I did:
I got my orange and purple mist out and pulled the sprayer out of the bottle and then spattered the paper.
And I love to use journaling as a aspect of the "design triangle" that stands along... plus I love to journal.

This is just a simple LO I put together. I did add some foam dots to the patterned paper and flowers to add some dimension.

And lastly-this little kite stamp was screaming out to me to have some simple paper piecing added to it. I am not one for fussy, and this is a simple card with a simple sentiment.
Now head on over to the Imaginisce blog for a chance to win some free Hippity Hop for yourself!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Scrapbook Circle December: Note to Self

I know I have said it before, but I LOVE this kit! I really feel like there is SOOO much to work with! I am not done with these three layouts! Not by a long shot!

Watch for my features on the Scrapbook Circle blog-and GET yourself a kit!
Local girls-get the kit, crop with me, and you can have my layouts to use for inspo just like the "old" days. (It hasn't even been a month, and us Scrapaganza croppers are lost with out Scrapaganza to gather to!!)

The paper from October Afternoon with the circles, was screaming to me it needed punched out and sewn into a banner. :) Sewing it down, instead of just adhering it allowed me to then bent the little banners up for dimension... Banners. They are still going strong. And I can't say I don't like 'em.
Now for this 8 1/2 x 11, I used the paper strip I had left from punching out the banners, and I backed it with another pattern. I LOVE this picture of us from vacation last year. So us. It was taken last minute on our last day, because I almost forgot to take a family shot of us together on the beach.
LOVED the addition of the corrugated cardboard in the kit! I used it in the circle.
And the last one for today-I just LOVE the pieces of the Chaps line from American Crafts. The chevron is wonderful, I think!
More cardboard, and I outlined each patterned paper with gray...
Don't these tags work wonderfully with the paper?? :)
Alright! Thanks for stoppin' by! Be sure to hit the Scrapbook Circle website to get your kit and the blog for daily ideas!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Glue Arts and Imaginisce!

I am a HUGE fan of Glue Arts! ESPECIALLY their Adhesive Squares-ExtremeTac! They are the BEST glue squares for just about ANYTHING, but especially felt!!So this is what I did:

I used the Glue Arts famous pink tape runner to attach my Bon Voyage papers to make a card...
And made a spiral flower in felt and used the PermaTac to attach it together, and then to the card... (BONUS-these adhesive squares were included with the runners refill! Look for THAT!)
And here is the result!
Thank you Glue Arts! Now go check out all the other creations on the Glue Arts AND Imaginisce Blog!! Comment too! You could win some stuff!! :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Scrapbook Circle-My first month!! {November}

Honored to be a part!
And here are three of my layouts for the November Scrapbook Circle kit- Harvest Festival!
Got a 4th one-but I'll save that for when it is featured on the blog!
And a 5th one on my table, just waiting to be done!
LOVED this kit! I think I can get 6 out of it!
And scrappin' these now was perfect, because we are just smack dab in the middle of fall!
The trees here are still ablaze, and this kit had me in the mood to create!

This one, I got to try out the blanket stitch that I saw Michele Donner-Ramsey use on a store layout-and I just HAD to do it too! (details below)

I had to have this in front of me so I didn't mess it up...
Sewed on the heart hanging from the branch too... and check out that cheesy grin! LOVE!
The next 2: 8 1/2 x 11's... I like that I can throw them right into my 12x12 album with all the versatile page protectors out on the market!

...and the patterns in this kit! They really put together a stunning aray!
My 5th layout on my table is a "quilt"! The patterns are in perfect contrast with each other!
So here are the kits pictures... there was so much embellishment with the American Crafts sticker booklet, the Bella Blvd. sticker sheet, AND the Fancy Pants die cut set!
And those banner letters? Free printable! Love it!
So go check out all the designers created for November, and grab yourself a kit!
You won't be disappointed!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vol 25 - Jessica Rose ROCKS!

i have no excuse. none. notta.
ok. i have like 20. but i'm back for just a sec to show my appreciation to Jessica Rose.
she is the mastermind behind vol 25. awesome. remember "the story matters"?
she did our typewriter. and it's really cool.
so i decided it was time i had the print she made with this typewriter.
it matches my master bedroom.
and that doesn't even have a frame yet, and i have framed her "freebies" in my order!
she sent one intentional freebie. i created 2 more.

so this is what i did with her the "official" freebie:
(cut from a postcard)
((50 cent frame from salvation army btw.))
(((click pictures for larger)))
and this is what i did with her card:
(up here on top-says "love" underneath.)
(card detail)
(notice a trend to my leaning. hee!)

and this is what i did with her postcard advertising her other wares at
(backed it with some pebbles inc. paper, and popped it with some foam squares)
better show that closer up...
it says 'not all who wander are lost". so true.

guess i like her stuff.

let's do a drawing of sorts.

comment here (have to follow me too, darn it) and i will give you a gift certificate of sorts for $17. (gets you any uncustomized 5x7. or use it towards a 8x10) do with it as you wish.
i pay her, you shop. FUN!
(you'll pay shipping too)

i will draw a winner on sunday-when i get back from being without kids AND with my husband, for 3 days! joy!! when does THAT happen???

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Scapbook Circle Design Team Announcement!

How did I get so lucky!
Fabulous kits, and a FABULOUS Design Team!
Be sure to check everyone on the team!
WHAT a wonderful group of designers!

Sophie Crespy
Paige Evans
Penny Smith
Michelle Lanning
Melissa Stinson
Rebecca Keppel
Nicole Nowosad
Elizabeth Carney
Jennie Blaser
Diana Waite

And Lisa the owner has already been SO nice!
I am in scrap heaven! Hee!

Can't wait to get started!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scrap Fest and Imaginisce Bon Voyage

So I had a TON of fun at Scrap Fest... but I'll be honest, there was work to be done too!
And you wouldn't think sitting in a chair all day would be hard... but when you make over 1000 make and takes (OK, not alone, I will admit) over 3 days, you start to get sick of the sound of your own voice! :)
We told EVERY person that did a make and take all the attributes of the Epiphany tools and all the shapes of the Epoxy Shape makers and Button Studio tools! EVERY ONE!

I must love these tools! Hee!

And I have the best bosses! It's been great at these shows! Not a bad gig!

ANYWAY, I got to meet some great people-and got to visit with some that I already knew-and got to hang out with some too!

Here is Emily Pitts! I lurk her blog all the time! Poor thing couldn't get away from me! All joking aside, she is so very nice! Just imagine, she is as nice as she is creative! (Uber!)
Thanks for putting up with me Emily!
These girls crack me up! The Scrap Fest crew for Imaginsce!

Hard to get away from Sponge Bob at the Nick park! :)
She couldn't resist! :)
It is REALLY hard not to look at this picture and snort! I mean really! My breasts @ zero gravity (and that EXPRESSION!) and Brian "playing dead"-and Michelle Hill's joyous expression! How do ya not smile at this! Too funny!
And how do ya resist the big corny scrapbook page prop? Ya don't, apparently!
So there is my weekend recap!

And right after the weekend, Imaginsce launched it's new release "Bon Voyage"! I will say this is one of my ALL TIME favorites of Imaginisce! Great line of paper and embellishment! And Stamps!
Speaking of stamps... for this layout I stamped the cloud (several times) and the airplane with embossing medium and then used clear embossing powder.... heated, let dry and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Denim Blue spray mist. Then I thought the plane should be highlighted more, so I colored him in with my Marvy pens! That's it! easy Peasy!

I did this technique some time back that appeared in a layout in the July Scrapbook Trends... It is a favorite technique of mine with Kraft paper, as it is a more subtle look.
This time I did a 8 1/2 x 11 horizontal. Not my usual, but I work best for both the picture, and the paper. Love this paper! It started out with the embossed items on the patterned paper, and it was VERY easy to add embellishment from this line to the layout!
Lots of great die cuts and layered stickers.
There ya have it! Be sure to check out the Imaginsce Blog for LOTS of inspiration AND a chance to win some of the great line for yourself!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bella Blvd. creations...

Used some Bella to make a store layout and used up some other Bella I had left from a "Make a Dent Monday" (a segment I plan on bringing back!!)
This one I sewed... I think sewing needs to be a mandatory on every LO! Whether by hand or with the sewing machine, I love the look!
Aren't I clever with this title! :) Hee!

Though I have scrapped this picture before, it was itty bitty... so I rescrapped it big!
Here are some details...
So there ya go!
And congrats to all that made the DT! May I shout out to my friend Megan Klauer for making this, and being asked to the Jenni B. team, AND making the Basic Grey team! She rocks! Megan has a style that is easily recognized as hers (while I scrapbook like a schizophrenic! LOL!) and I have no doubt in my mind why she is so in demand! I haven't met a girl more deserving of her current success! Megan, remember I knew you "when"! LOL!