Wednesday, September 29, 2010

{I think I'm finally rubbing off on him... my hubby went out and bought his own Canon powershot yesterday.
Maybe it's because I'm always on him for taking mine to check his deer camera...
but I found these on it...



...I think I kinda like the idea of him & his own camera.

Monday, September 27, 2010

{#496 & a peek...

A little peek of what I created with my gcd studios goodies for next month...


And don't forget my 500th post will be coming up soon, which means lots of prizes!

Friday, September 24, 2010

{counting down to... GIVEAWAY DAY...

I'm almost there.
Almost to 500 posts!
When I began blogging back in July of 2008, I was selling for Stampin Up!, I was an avid card maker {shocker, right?}, I was a mom of 2, I scrapbooked "in order", I was just beginning to do 12x12 pages, wow how times have changed. I'm still in love with scrapbooking, the stories I've told, & the art I've created.

Soon...I'll be giving away lots of goodies from places like GCD Studios, Imaginisce, Shabby Chic Crafts, Sassafras, My Minds Eye, & whatever else I can scoop up out of my goodie stash.

Until then...'s a layout using the fun {bday bash} line by Imaginisce & their September sketch. I was lucky enough to help them out at CHA . What a great group of gals & a wonderful company!



When did you start blogging & what got you started?

Thursday, September 23, 2010


This weeks challenge over at The Story Matters is to scraplift a layout you find in our wonderful gallery. Go join in on the fun!

{I lifted THIS layout by carriek21 in the TSM gallery.}

{I used the September kit for this layout about ella camping. This kit is now sold out! So, make sure you get the October kit early!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I created this layout using the September Studio Calico kit & some wonderful new Shabby Chic Crafts tags. Be on the lookout for new Fall tags coming soon!


Tags used:

Monday, September 20, 2010

{happy as can be as a mom of 3...

I've enjoyed playing a bit more with my chipart tool from gcd studios this month.
Here is a quick little embellishment I created using the tool, a chipboard heart, the sparrow lowercase alphabet stamps & a bit of paint.

{the c2e is for my kiddos names...coe, chase, & ella}

Here's a close-up of how I used it layered on top of a chipboard oval from vintage labels - Homespun Chic by Melody Ross

I used the Smoothie Shop collection for this month's layout.
The subtle colors were perfect.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

{inspired by these...


love the randomness of the frames here...
mmm...these the colors...

Friday, September 17, 2010

{already a daddy's girl...

I am so honored to be guest designing over at Inspired Blueprints this month.


I created this layout using sketch #56 & the new Sweetness line by Pink Paislee.





Thursday, September 16, 2010

{wrmk maplegrove...



{all supplies available at scrapaganza}

eta: The stitching on the first page comes that way. SO cool right!? The collection can be found HERE.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

{sneakin in...




The September kit is SOLD OUT!
So, be sure you don't miss out on the October kit!

The Story Matters kit club: Not your ordinary kit club
Subscription without the commitment!!
You do NOT have to worry about a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription when ordering The Story Matters!
Each order PROMISES you a kit for the next month, BUT you can cancel ANY MONTH before the 25th (10 days after Sneak Peeks and ~10 days BEFORE the next kit comes out!)!! You quite when YOU want! It's that simple!
Great kits!
Great value!
Great designers!
Great weekly challenges!
Kits, made simpler!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

{all girl...



{jillibean soup, sassafras, my minds eye...all available at scrapaganza}

Monday, September 13, 2010

{ me...

This months challenge over at gcd studios was to create jewelry using the fab chipboard tools.

I wanted to create something that would be easy for anyone to recreate. I hope you enjoy this simple little necklace I created.

Start with a ribbon your your choice. I picked this one up at my LSS. Just weave your needle in & out along the bottom & pull tight once your all the way across. Finish off with a few stitches in the center & some liquid glue to hold any loose ends.


It should look something like this...

{special thanks to the amazing Shelley Haganman for the tutorial on how to make these.}
Next, using liquid glue {or a hot glue gun} I added this chipboard piece from the Chipboard Ladies embellishments set...


I then added a vintage button & trimmed a piece of chipboard to fit inside of it. I used the chipboard tool with the Sparrow Lowercase Alphabet Stamps to personalize it with an "m".


Top it off with a bit of pink craft paint & glossy accents...


And there you have it, a super quick & easy necklace! Enjoy!


Wouldn't these make great little personalized gifts?

Friday, September 10, 2010

{sweet moment...

{studio calico's sept kit}

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

{card week...

Join us over at The Story Matters for Card Week with Bree!


Here is a quick card I created using the September kit {extraordinary}...


Speaking of the awesome September kit...we are VERY close to selling out!

Monday, September 6, 2010

{welcome, welcome....

...thanks for hoppin over for the gcd studios jewelry blog hop!

Here is what I created using the Round Metal Pendant Accessory Kit,

the Hearts Ornamental Stamps, the Hearts Chipboard Shapes, {love} from Word Strips - Homespun Chic, a bit of this lovely paper...Sunny Brocade - Flocked - Lydia , and topped off with some paint & glossy accents. So fun!



Up next... the amazing Heidi Van Laar's blog! Thanks for stopping!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

{The Story Matters September kit...revealed...

Another fun kit by The Story Matters...
...introducing... {extraordinary}
Head on over to the blog and check out all the great inspiration from the design team!



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