Monday, January 31, 2011

how about a card today?

This will be a super-quick post since my 3 year old is standing here waiting for me...she's been up for an hour already and I have been trying to get her to go back to sleep since she's sick. The poor girl has been having fevers over 102 last night and this morning, a runny nose and yucky cough and she says her throat is sore. We'll be taking a trip to the doctor for her today and I have to take my first-grader in for a chest xray since she's had a nasty cough for two weeks and it's not getting any better.

Should be a fun day, along with everything else we have going on.

It's the 100th day of school so they have lots of fun activities planned for today and Hailey really doesn't want to miss out; I will see what the school nurse says since she's been on her antibiotics for a few days now.

Anyway, here is a card that I made using the February kit from the Nook once again:


When I saw the little airplane on the sheet of Webster's paper I thought of this idea for a card. 
Pretty clever, right? Well, I thought so. 

As with my other projects with this kit I had fun cutting and layering with this card. 
That is my favorite part about using papers like these. It's so different from what I normally 
use but it's nice to break out of my comfort zone once in a while. 


Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

some more Webster's Pages love

As I've said before, papers like these really stretch me outside of my comfort zone. I usually like the final product but I have to pace myself and really figure out what I want to do before hand. Some people are often scared of the "A" sides but I find that I use them a lot for making my own embellishments for pages as I've done on all of my projects with this February kit from My Scrapbook Nook. Here is another layout that I created:


and some details:


pearls from Creative Charms, chandelier cut from another piece of paper


I did a lot of cutting and glueing to make this background; the butterfly is from American Crafts, the journaling sprout from Jillibean Soup


This butterfly is from the Hollywood Vogue sticker sheet; I just used some foam adhesive to give it more dimension, added some brown Creative Charms pearls, Maya Road heart pins. 

See? It's not so bad, is it?  I think this kit has been kinda fun. Not that I don't like these kinds of papers because I think they are extremely gorgeous, I just usually don't know where to start and don't want to mess them up. 

Have a great day!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

how about a sneak of my CHA projects

Since it's Saturday and the CHA trade show is underway I have permission to share what I was working on for the show.

Here's a peek at a birthday collection that I made using the new Spotted Owl Soup collection from Jillibean Soup:


For the show I created a banner, some party hats, paper blowers (4), party favors (the bubbles), an invite, a wrapped present with the fancy bow below and a couple of treat boxes. It was so much fun!


Here is one of the blowers, the invite and the bubbles. I just love those little owls and couldn't resist adding the little googly eyes.  


The party hats and another shot of the bubbles and blowers.


A close-up of the banner with more of those cute owls. 


Isn't it a cute collection? It's great for birthdays but there are some prints as well that are versatile enough for everyday use. I love that about Jillibean ♥

Have a wonderful weekend!

p.s. you can see a peek of these things in the Jillibean booth at CHA on Summer Fullerton's blog:


and you can see more pictures of the Jillibean booth here:

Friday, January 28, 2011

the lovely February kit from My Scrapbook Nook

This kit features products from Webster's Pages, Cosmo Cricket and Jenni Bowlin and here are a few little peeks for you. The sparklers in the first picture are an add-on but everything else is in the kit:




Lovely, huh? 

You can get yours here:

families are like fudge...

Have you ever heard that saying?

It goes a little something like this:

"Families are like fudge...mostly sweet with a few nuts."

Well, that is definitely true about my family.

For our crop at My Scrapbook Nook last weekend one of my challenges was to create a layout based on the above quote and these pictures of Matt and Sarah were perfect!


For this I used papers from KI Memories (brown stitched calendar page) and Lily Bee with alphas and embellishments from American Crafts, Lily Bee and Sassafras. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The February kit from My Scrapbook Nook

Good morning!

For today I thought I'd share with you a page that I just finished up using the February kit from My Scrapbook Nook. This kit features papers from Webster's Pages which are lovely, but not something that I use often so I feel a little bit intimidated and worry that I'll mess the page up. Some people do amazing things with those beautiful papers but I don't see myself as one of those people.

I decided to bite the bullet yesterday afternoon, pulled out my kit and created this page. Perhaps silly pictures are a bit unconventional for these pretty papers but I think it worked. What do you think?


Everything here is from the kit except for the Pink Paislee artisan frame which is from a past kit. 
I took apart the peacock feather in the kit and just used this part on my page. 


I hope you all have a wonderful day. 

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

how about another new page? American Crafts-style this time and how about some MORE new Jillibean Soup?

I have been scrapping like crazy lately trying to meet trade show deadlines and then deadlines for my monthly assignments for American Crafts and Jillibean Soup. I got the package mailed to Jill and my projects will soon be on their way to California for the Craft & Hobby Association trade show there this weekend. I wish that I could be there, too, but it just wasn't in the cards this time.

Maybe next year!

I had some fun playing with the new Jillibean collections (yay!- so fun) and then sat down to do a couple of projects for American Crafts, one of which I'll share with you today.

Here's a layout that I made featuring the cuter than ever Aimee and the Dear Lizzy Enchanted collection (with a little City Park thrown in, too, just for fun):


I used some of the cute papers, rub-ons (the butterflies and saying), tape and tickets and added the big flower and Thickers alphas (love those glitter foam ones!) from the City Park collection. The little alphas are from October Afternoon and the pearls are from KaiserCraft. 

Here's a little detail shot:


She IS a cutie but man, she's been on a grumpy streak lately. I think we got spoiled with her for so long...
We really didn't have to go through "terrible two's" with her hardly at all and now it's payback time. 
It's a good thing she is so cute...and it just melts my heart when she says, "I love you a million zillion billion" and when she calls me "Mommy-boo." 

She likes to tell me that she has a tiny baby in her tummy, too, and is always anxious to see if the baby is kicking so that she can feel her move. She really is a sweetheart.

yeah, she's pretty darn cute. ♥

have a great day!

p.s. Jill just posted these on the Jillibean Soup blog so I just HAD to share them with you: the new corrugated shapes, sugar picks and bean blossoms (love these and can't wait to play!)


cute, cute, cute, huh? 
so cute.

Monday, January 24, 2011

how about a new layout?

I signed up to do two challenges for the crop going on at My Scrapbook Nook this weekend. For this first one I wanted the members at the Nook to interview someone so I chose to interview Aimee. There were a lot of 'ummmm's as she answered my questions:


I had some fun pictures of Aimee that I'd been wanting to use and thought they were perfect for this layout. I used some October Afternoon Campfire paper for the background and combined it with the Crate Paper Restoration collection. I used lots of alphas from American Crafts and October Afternoon and embellishments from Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup, Sassafras and American Crafts. It's kind of a busy page with all of the journaling spots.


Such a silly girl!



Have a great day!

Friday, January 21, 2011

some more new product love

Before this week I wasn't really wowed by anything I'd seen other than the Jillibean stuff.

I was sure I would be able to save some money on scrapbooking supplies with this CHA release (since I already get the Jillibean and American Crafts stuff for free) but I was wrong. So wrong. I am loving Crate this time...again. Here's a peek at another collection, Neighborhood, that has my heart skipping a beat. I'll also share a peek at the pretty new "Peachy Keen" collection from American Crafts.






I am so addicted to these stitched brads. LOVE them!!


and some of the cute papers:






Cute, isn't it? I think I just want Crate to send me some of everything ♥

And now for the pretty new American Crafts collection, "Peachy Keen"









I am so easy to please...just give me pretty scrapbook supplies and I am a happy girl♥

p.s. head on over to My Scrapbook Nook- the weekend crop has started and there are lots of great challenges and prizes to be won!

the big news

Well, many of you already know what the big news is since we've posted it on Facebook and elsewhere but I'll give the rest of you a little hint of something that I could really use with this new baby, a new scrapbook collection that was just previewed on the Crate Paper blog yesterday that looks like this:


Lovely, huh? This is the first CHA release that I want EVERYTHING from. 
Yes, this is on my HAVE-TO-BUY list for sure. 
















So, do you think you have it figured out? 

In case all of that gorgeousness didn't give it away...it's another GIRL!

Have a wonderful day ♥