Monday, May 7, 2012

Upcoming Classes

Just wanted to share with you some classes coming up that I will be teaching . . . .

The first one is a Stationery Box Class that I'll be teaching on Thursday May 8th at the Paper Niche


Here's the Description:
Together we will create this adorable stationary box that you can give to Mom or keep for yourself! Along with the box we will create four cards, four note cards, and four tags. These all fit inside the box along with a dates to remember booklet and stamp holder. Everything you need to keep you organize for gift giving!

Please Bring Basic Tool Kit along with a Score Board/Bone Folder and pop dots

The next class I have coming up is at the Cheeky Chics Expression Getaway

This book can be whatever you want it to be. Art Journal, Day planner, year in review . . .It would make an adorable scrapbook too!

For this class I will be showing you how to alter this canvas cover, we'll take it from drab to fab in no time! I'll show you all kinds of techniques using acrylic paint, sprays, and modeling paste. We will have a "messy" good time! In class we will just be altering the outside cover. But just wait till you see what's on the inside!

This 7x9 Book is packed full of goodies, here's what's included for the inside pages . . . . paper envelope and paper pocket four folders and four photo sleeves (room for 16 - 4" x 6" photos)
two full page plastic sleeves and two business card sleeves (room for 16 standard sized business cards)
One full page bag with zipper and 12 customizable calendar pages
Three check lists and 40 pre-printed cardstock pages
One world map and one US map
One sticker sheet, one foam dot sheet and one ticket sheet

Here's a list of supplies you will need to bring: Basic Tool Kit, heat gun is a must, Apron if you have one, glue dots, glue-n-seal or modge podge, favorite wet adhesive, vintage photo distress ink and broken china distress inks with blending tool.  (the Cheeky Chics store carries Scrappy Glue, Ranger Heat guns, glue dots, Gesso which is  equivalent and in my opinion much better then Modge Podge, and the distress inks that Natasha has listed)  

Cost $40
Limited to 10 Students

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Winner!

Yeah, today I got to draw the name of the winner!

Here's what I will be giving away . . . .

I'm giving away two of the cards I made along with @ 10 Webster Pages some matching Fabric tickets, two packages of fabric tags,a package of chipboard buttons and a pack of the Lost and Found Acrylic Stamps!

I was pain stakingly writing down all the names so I could cut them out for the drawing, when my lovely daughter asked why I didn't just print them out . . . duh! Ok, so that's what I ended up doing but only after I had written out at least 20! I let her draw the name and the winner is . . . .


Congratulations Ana! Please email me your address so I can send this out to you!

Thanks again everyone for hopping along and for all the sweet comments you left me! It made it all worth wild!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Day 8 of the Spring Blog Hop

Day Eight is finally her, and I'm sad . . . although its been alot of work, eight day of projects. I'm gonna miss the anticipation of getting on here and see what all the other ladies made and not to mention all the sweet comments I've been getting!  Thank you Bea for inviting me to hop along with you!

I cut this card out with my Silhouette Cameo, its amazing the detailed border that it cut out! The Label part is from nestabilities and the stamp is from Justrite stamps.

Last time for instructions, I promise . . . . make sure your a follower of my blog leave a comment. If you missed the other days no worries just go back and comment . . . One comment per day, up to 8 chances to win because we had 8 days of blogging! Then go do the same on the other Blog Hop Bloggers!

I promise the reward will be worth it :) Can't wait to draw the winner on Monday April 9th!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day Seven of the Spring Blog Hop

Day Seven is here, let me just say that whoever wins my blog candy is gonna be happy happy happy! I've been getting together my prize package, woohoo! On day nine I will reveal what I'm giving away and announce the winner! Remember you can have eight chances to win! Just make sure your listed as one of my "followers" and then just comment on each day's post. Only one comment per day. If you missed out on some of the earlier days, no worries just go back take a peek and comment! Then you can win again if you do the same thing on the other Blog Hope Bloggers Post!

Ok, so for today I made a card using the Webster Pages trend setter line along with a journal card from the journaling card set. I sewed, distressed, inked (and yes in that order) Added some bling, pearls, and ribbon. The flower was just white, I misted it then added the bling from Petaloo Tiffany's Treasures Thanks for stopping by!

Now go check out the other blog hoppers!

Bea ~ Amazing Grace
Liz ~ Scrapping Lizzie
Mindy ~  Pretty little paper love
Veronica ~ KitsnBits

Friday, April 6, 2012

Day Six of the Spring Blog Hop!

 Already day six . . . time flies when your having fun! My kids have outgrown the whole Easter basket but it doesn't mean I have! I cut this basket out with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I decorated it with strips of curled paper, and flowers. This didn't really come out the way I pictured it in my head, sometimes that happens. But with no time to re-do it I made do! There's always next Easter!

Oh man, I just thought of what it needed, BLING! That's what is missing! Ok ladies you know the drill by now, make sure your following and leave a comment. For every comment you leave during our 8 day Blog Hop you will be entered into my prize givaway! One comment per day please . .  . Now go check out the other blogger in our blog hop and see what they have been up to!

Bea ~ Amazing Grace
Liz ~ Scrapping Lizzie
Mindy ~  Pretty little paper love
Veronica ~ KitsnBits

Happy Hopping!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Day Five of the Spring Blog Hop

Day Five . . . Are you tired yet of looking at all these Spring projects? Me neither, I'm loving it! When Bea gave us the rules for this blog hop she said "ANYTHING GOES" as long as its Spring/Easter themed! So this is not made with paper but its definitely Spring/Easter themed! Oh and so yummy!

I can't take full credit for these because I got the idea from The Crafting Chicks Blog they even give you the free tags you can print and cut out! But I love chocolate so I made my nest out of chocolate and butterscotch, when I was adding the chow mein noodles my kids were doubting my sanity, but they quickly changed there minds once they took a bite! Yummy! Oh and instead of molding my nest by hand I used muffin tins, so easy! This is what the girls are getting at work tomorrow . . .  Shhhh don't tell them :)

*Remember, make sure your following my blog, leave a comment and you will be entered into my drawing for a prize or two or three . . . .You can leave a comment every day, once a day so you will have more chances to win!

Happy Blog Hopping . . . Don't forget to stop by the other blogs and see what they have been making!

Bea ~ Amazing Grace
Liz ~ Scrapping Lizzie
Mindy ~  Pretty little paper love
Veronica ~ KitsnBits

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Day Four of the Spring Blog Hop!

We are half way through our Spring Blog Hop! Today I made a scrapbooking layout using the new simple story paper. Who says you can't have a spring layout with hats and scarves! My daughter and niece were modeling there matching hats and scarves but regardless I think I set the spring mood with the papers and flowers oh and of course the BLING!

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the sweet comments I've been receiving!

So to be entered into my giveaway make sure your following my blog and leave a comment. For every comment you leave your name gets put it (only one comment per day).

Don't forget to check out the other Spring Blog Hoppers!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Day three of the Spring Blog Hop!

So today I have an album to show you, I guess you could call it a mini album, but its not real mini. Its a gate folded album I made out of chipboard and it will hold quite a bit of pictures. It has lots of tags and pockets.
I covered the binding with grungeboard. I used my Lindy's Spray to color the grungeboard to match. I also colored my flowers in the same spray. I used My Mind's Eye paper through out the album.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check out my projects! To be entered in the giveaway, just remember to make sure your a follower on my blog and leave a comment. You can be entered everyday if you leave a comment everyday . . . That could be a total of 8 entry's!

Now be sure and go visit the other blogs in the Spring Blog Hop and enter to win on there blogs too!

Bea ~ Amazing Grace
Liz ~ Scrapping Lizzie
Mindy ~  Pretty little paper love
Veronica ~ KitsnBits

Monday, April 2, 2012

Day Two of the Spring Blog Hop!

So today I have an easel card to show you. I love making these cards because they sit up like little pieces of art. I put a lot of time and effort into my cards so this makes them feel a little more special. For this card I made it bulky, so there was no way it would fit into an envelope and not get squished. So I made a box for it, which I think adds a special touch to it and makes it feel like more then just a card, more like a gift.

Once again I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the embellishments. I used the Easter Morning Egg Hunt kit from SVG Cuts to make the cute little eggs and grass. I used the Lindy's Sprays and Embossing powders on my eggs and grass. The strip of pearls  on the base of the card is what holds my card up. After I made my box to hold my card I cut out a window on the front and added a piece of acetate so you can see through to the card.

Ok, don't forget to be entered into my giveaway make sure your following me and leave a comment. For every comment you leave your name gets put into the drawing (one comment per day). On April 9th I will announce the winner!

Now go visit the other Spring Blog Hoppers and leave them a comment to be entered into there giveaways!

Bea ~ Amazing Grace
Liz ~ Scrapping Lizzie
Mindy ~  Pretty little paper love
Veronica ~ KitsnBits

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Spring Blog Hop!

Yeah, it's finally here, our Spring Blog Hop! We've been planning and anticipating this day for awhile now!

Here's how it works, starting today April 1st - April 8th I will share an Easter/Spring themed project with you and all you have to do is become a follower of my blog and leave a comment (one comment per day). Each day I will enter everyone's names that commented into a drawing, so if you comment everyday for the 8 days you have 8 chances to win!  But it gets better because after you visit my blog and comment on my project then you can visit my other four talented blog friends, follow them and comment on there projects and again on April 9th they will each be giving away something wonderful! So you have lots of chances to win! Hopefully we will inspire you all to create some pretty spring projects!

Here's my first project  . . . I created a bird cage and pedestal using my Silhouette Cameo and some svg files from SVG Cuts. First let me say I *love* my Silhuette Cameo I could go on and on about it but I will save that for another post! I also love SVG Cuts they have some wonderful reasonable priced SVG kits and they even have video tutorial showing you how to put them together! This project was made by using the kits Playful Parlour, for the bird cage  Poplar Street Tulips for the fancy pedestal, and Happy Birthday to You for the flowers on top. The yellow flowers were purchased from the Paper Niche. The white flowers are the ones I made. And of course no project of mine would be complete without a little bling, ok so alot of bling!

 All I can say is this is one spoiled bird that lived in this cage, not sure why he would make a break for it but I sure like the blinged up egg he left me!

Ok, so make sure you are a follower of my blog, leave a comment and I will place your name in the drawing! The other ladies participating  in the blog hop are listed below, don't forget to check out there blogs, follow them and leave a comment!

Bea ~ Amazing Grace
Liz ~ Scrapping Lizzie
Mindy ~  Pretty little paper love
Veronica ~ KitsnBits

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Paper Niche February Kit

Loved this kit, it has some of my favorite manufactures of paper in it, like Simple Stories and Basic Grey. Lots of Valentine goodies in this one! So for this month I made an album, a stationary box filled with 6 cards, 6 mini note cards,  6 tags, two layouts, an easal card, and I still had some paper left over!

First up is the album I made using the Simple Stories paper that came in our kit. The base of my album is coin envelopes that you purchase at your local office supply store. I covered these with the paper and made some hinges out of card stock to hold it all together. My plan is for each envelope to be a month of the year so that I can stick a picture or two and some journaling in there every month and it the end of this year it will be a mini year in review album.

Here's a photo of the front and back

Here are some of the inside pages, I made tags that pull out of the pages as well

Ok, so here's the stationary box I made. It may just look like an ordinary box but wait till you see the inside!

It holds six full size cards, six mini note cards, and six gift tags. Along with a mini notebook to jot down birth-dates and etc and a pocket for your stamps. This would make a great gift to give someone.

OK, next up is the two layouts I made in honor of Valentines day this month

Here are some close up shots

And finally another Valentine Day easel  card

I hope I inspired you for Valentines Day. Don't forget to check out the Paper Niche to see what the other designers created!