Monday, November 29, 2010

Peachy Keen GIVEAWAY!

OK, ladies! We are getting down to some serious business around here setting up for the holidays. Tomorrow, I will be sharing some projects using some of the newest Peachy Keen items. They have turned out super cute, and, to get into the holiday spirit, I will be giving away a package of the Snow Cuties 1 1/8"! How cool is that? In order to be eligible you need to leave a comment on what your favorite winter activity is and you also have to be a follower of my blog. I will pick a random winner on Thursday afternoon! Good luck!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Finished Brag Book Pictures

OK, I must have been super tired when I posted the video, because I completely forgot to post the pictures of the finished album! Here they are. I hope you enjoyed watching the video!


A New Tag with Market Street!

Here is a tag that I made using some new Market Street Stamps. I think this turned out gorgeous if I do say so myself! I don't know about you, but Angelica's stamps keep getting better as she goes, and that's hard to do considering the amazing stamps she has started with. For this tag I used the Simply Stitched Borders on the bottom. These border stamps are so versatile and SO fun to play with! The saying up on top is a stamp set that will be released very soon.

For the actual tag, I used the Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplates Movers and Shapers Die, the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Bigz Die and bakers twine from The Twinery that I distressed with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Card Challenge

Here is a cute little card that I made for a Christmas Card Challenge. I really like the way that it turned out. I am normally a person who will stick with the more traditional colors for Christmas, so this pushed me outside of the box. The challenge was to use light pink, grey, orange and white, not colors that I normally think of this time of year. Hope you enjoy!

It's Here!!

Finally, here is the video for the Baby Brag Book. I am so sorry that it took so long, but I am seriously technologically dysfunctional. Please, if you have any question, comments or anything let me know. I hope that this is informational for you, if it isn't please let me know so that I will never do one again! ;)
A list of supplies that I used is as follows:
a Cropadile
6 sheets of coordinating paper
2 large eyelets
a scoring board
strong adhesive
super high tac double sided tape 1/4"
1 yard of coordinating ribbon
coordinating rub-ons or stickers

Friday, November 19, 2010

Where's the Tutorial!?!

I am sorry to say I am having technical difficulties on getting the tutorial video up, and by technical I mean I am NOT technical and have to wait til tomorrow when one of my awesome friends said that they will come and help me out. For now I will leave you with a couple of the pictures of the finished book. I will post more tomorrow, when I WILL have the video up. Thanks for being understanding!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Birthday Wishes

Hello, everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend, I know I did. I went to my first hockey game with the hubby and friends. I absolutely loved it! I can never really seem to get into sports by watching them on the TV, but when I get to go watch them live, I always have such fun.

On Friday evening, I am going to post my first tutorial. I will be making the baby brag book. This is one of the classes that I taught at extravaganza, and a lot of people had a hard time putting the book together by me just explaining it, so I decided I will show you. I know that I pick up things much better as I watch and do, rather than listening.

OK, here is another layout I made with one of the kits I received at extravaganza. This one is from Fancy Pants featuring their It's Your Day collection. I had brought pictures and different paper to scrap my youngest daughter's 9th birthday, but I ended up really liking this kit, so I used it instead. Everything I used is from Fancy Pants except for the Stickles on the star and the 9, which is from American Crafts. I really like it when they encourage you to use embellishments that you end up cutting out yourself from the paper. It makes me think of things a little bit differently than just throwing on a bunch of miscellaneous stuff. Also, I am not real good at following the rules when they give me kits, so for the most part I did my own thing, sometimes taking things that they suggested and using them in my own way.

Friday, November 12, 2010

New Market Street!!

Here is a new card using a couple of Market Street Stamps new background stamps. I used Bit of Burlap and Perfectly Pretty Grid. I wanted the distressed look with the Bit of Burlap, so I randomly pounced my ink pad on the stamp, then stamped on the orange cardstock with it. I think it turned it out even better than what I was hoping for. On the green cardstock I randomly stamped bits of the Perfectly Pretty Grid around the edges. And of course the robot is Robo Star, also from Market Street Stamps. The yellow patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket. The twine up on top is from The Twinery. I totally heart the the colors that they have in stock. I have been using it on just about everything I am making these days.

In the close up, I hope that you can see that I used the Atyou Spica markers. It adds the perfect amount of glimmer in the small places. I also used Copics to fill in the star and the area around it and layered the yellow Spica on the star.

More projects using Market Streets newest stamps are coming, so keep your eyes peeled. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just Us

Here is a page that was done at the Extravaganza. The paper is from Bo Bunny Mama-razzi line. The black script tape is from 7 Gypsies, and the pin is from Maya Road. The letters are a mix from Cosmo Cricket and Scenic Route. I painted the letters with Tattered Angels' Glimmer Glam. I have become obsessed with this stuff. Just the right amount of shimmer, gloss and glitter. PERFECT!!! I love this paper, the colors and just what it represents. I am a mom who is constantly taking pictures and who's daughters have become my celebrities.

This particular layout is of my husband and I's 10 year wedding anniversary. We took a long weekend trip up to Door County. It is a completely gorgeous place to go. There are little shops around every corner, beautiful scenery at any view, and just peace and calm around you. I love it there!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm Back!

I am back from a great week visiting friends and scrapbooking in Arkansas. I didn't end up getting as much as I would have liked accomplished, but I had so much fun that I don't feel too bad about it. Throughout the week I will post some of the things that I did do.

Now, to tell you a little about what I was doing down there. The first year we moved to Arkansas I didn't know very many people. I struggle with warming up to people at first, so when I heard about this Scrapbook Extravaganza, I decided that I would go and see what it was like and maybe meet some people. Well, I didn't really meet anyone there, as I was a little overwhelmed with the amount of people. There were about 250 women there and I had only cropped one other time. On Friday night it was a crop night, and Saturday is filled with classes that were being taught by reps of some of the scrapbook companies. After classes there was more time to crop and they handed out tons of door prizes. Eventually, I became part of the design team for the store that hosts the extravaganza, and I have been to all but one since, teaching classes and helping out when I can. They have evolved throughout the years, and this year there were about 450 ladies there. I did teach a couple of classes there this year, and I forgot what it was like to teach to that many people at once (no, I did not teach to all 450 ladies, I had smaller classes of 12 and 19).

While I was there I had a few ideas that I am going to try out hereon the blog. First, I am going to attempt to do some tutorials on a few of the things that I have made. I have come to learn that I am not a very good explainer of things, so I figure if I can show you exactly what I am doing, that would be a lot easier. I am going to hold off a the other ideas for now as I sort them through my jumbled brain, but I am excited to get to them.

Please, if you have any suggestions or ideas for me, let me know. I am a firm believer in constructive criticism and truthfulness, so don't hold back.

Here are a few pictures that I took while I was there. The group picture is of the ladies that I was there with, and the picture of the room was only about a third of who was all there. There was a whole other part of the building that you can't see that had more people and the store in it.