Tuesday, February 22, 2011

"Berrylicious" Release Party... PROJECTS!

Yes, once in awhile I do a "project".
THIS one is very simple, but I like the results regardless.

This frame is available at Walmart for just $5!
The openings are 3 1/2 x 5?

I LOVE this picture of Cora!
She cracks me up.
I am thinking I have to make more of these showcasing some of my favorite papers!
This would be fun with just papers you like alone!

Be sure to check out the other projects on the Imaginisce blog today!
You could WIN some for yourself!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Imaginisce "Berrylicious" Release Party!

Imaginisce is coming out with a line of papers and embellishment that will make you CRAVE summer!

Well, at least it is a glimmer of light and a ray of sunshine!

OK, enough talk about summer (it's making me crave warn breezes and cold lemonade)...
This line it colorful and cheerful!

I had fun making these layouts and they came easily.
All that COLOR!

So grab yourself some today!

(And come back tomorrow! I made a PROJECT with "Berrylicious"! :)
Yes, I hand cut these banners... :) I just loved all these little dot patterns of this paper line!
Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Be sure to go to the Imaginisce blog to check out all the designers layouts!

You could WIN some "Berrylicious" for yourself too!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Story Matters March Sneaks!

Another great kit...
Changes on the horizon!

Can't wait for full reveals of TSM March!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Imaginisce "Be Mine" inspiration!

Myself, Kim Holmes and Erin Bassett are hositng three days of True Love.
We're creating, right?

I am hosting the day of layouts. (Big surprise, right?)

The point? To use any and all Imaginisce product to create "Love" layouts, cards and projects!
Who needs a dedicated love line? Not us!

OK, I'll admit. I have been wanting to get dirty and get more "artsey".
When I ink, it's bright and bold.
I love and appreciate vintage and distressed, but my first love is COLOR!

I've done this before (it's been too long) where I spray ink heavily on the top of the page to get the colors running down...
I didn't have a box layout around, so I made myself a cheap spray station. :)
In an effort to help the drips down, I "flicked" the page. The cool side affect is that it splattered ink randomly on the page. Neat accident.
I saw some stamping recently that looked like it was done with spray ink.
So I decided to give it a try. I have used the Tattered Angels stencils to "stamp" before, but not my clear stamps (or rubber stamps).
So I grabbed a cookie sheet, sprayed on it, put my stamps in it, and stamped on my layout...
Then, as to not waste my ink. (Yeah, that was why) I thought to dip journaling strips in the leftover ink.
Got my 25 cent heart punch out again and then sewed those punches onto the top of the layout (after I stamped two stamps along the top edge of the layout. Grid and distressed journaling lines.)
The Imaginisce die cuts, I had been saving these fun trees and flowers to use together!
So the picture is from when I first moved back to Iowa in 1998. Jerry and I had just bought a house together, and I was with him at a gig.
It seems like so long ago. And it seems like yesterday. :)

I think looking back, my journaling is confusing. I'll have to write more on the back of the layout. :)
We have known each other for 26 years. We dated for 5-6 years, I moved out of the area, but we were still friends. We always stayed in touch. We reconnected after failed relationships on both our parts, and I moved back to Iowa in 1998. I have been gone several years.

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Hopefully I'll be back today for some MAD Monday creation!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Story Matters February!

Missed ya Monday!
I made no dent...

But I HAVE made 4 layouts for "The Story Matters"!

This kit if AWESOME, if I do say so myself!

I love the nod to Valentine's without going all over board.
The colors make me want to go vintage shopping and to plant flowers...

So get a kit while they last! It's all the best product and the best price!

Head to the blog for some great ideas from "The Author's" too!

This one was the first one I started, and the last one I finished!
The stickers in the kit made me think to scrapbook our moving into this house (it was built for us!) It was a fun process, and I have only scrapped it a bit. So I went with it this month with a couple more layouts to add to that subject.
...more house...
I got to use a couple new border punches by EK for this one. And I used frayed burlap and a blending tool. I need to do that more. (Thanks Kim!)
And this last one, well, this picture has been waiting for a layout for some time.
It's hard to see, but there is yogurt on the wall behind her, and all over the high chair, and all over her. "Boy am I mad. Hold on while I get the camera."
Don't all scrapbookers parent this way?

Notice the little heart on each layout? I LOVED this sticker sheet, and I obviously was not letting even one of those hearts go to waste! :)

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