Friday, January 23, 2009

A few things to share . . .

First of all, I have a TOOT! Scrapbooks, Etc. just requested one of my layouts for publication. It will be my first time with them, and I'm very excited!!

Here's a layout I did for a scraplift challenge at A Million Memories. I scraplifted the curtain idea from the very talented Hilde Janbroers. You can see her layout here.

I did a bit of hand-cutting on some beautiful Webster's Pages papers:

Lastly, I received this sweet award from Corien vd Oever: Corien does such STUNNING work, so this was a huge compliment coming from her. Now I'm supposed to nominate other people. I nominate all the talented scrapbookers who read this blog. I really appreciate your sweet comments and I enjoy looking at your blogs in return!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Back to the old routine . . .

My girls went back to school this week, so that means we are all back to our regular routines. On the positive side, I have more time to take care of the things at work and around the house, and of course I have more time to scrapbook (yay!). On the other hand, I really enjoy hangin' out with my girls everyday, so I was a little sad to see them go back to school. I estimated that during the 3 weeks they were home I: took them to the park 8 times, wiped away 21 tears, heard the question "I'm bored, what should I do?" 8 times, mediated 27 sibling fights, answered 892 questions about everything under the sun, gave 475 kisses (and got just as many in return), and I loved every minute of it!!

Here's a layout I just finished using Melissa Frances' Ambiente papers (one of my favorite lines). Most of the products came from a kit from A Million Memories.

I painted the edges of the photos and paper with white paint. I also coated a piece of corrugated cardboard white, then I embossed the edges with silver embossing powder:

THE FLOWERS: Some of the flowers were white Prima flowers that I sprayed with different colors of Glimmer Mist. THE LEAVES: I used my Cricut to cut the leaves (hurray, I'm finally getting some use out of it!). I then inked the edges of the leaves, dry embossed the veins, highlighted the veins with a silver Sakura Stardust pen, and then folded each leaf for dimension. As a final touch, I coated the leaves with Diamond glaze to give them a little shine and to help maintain the fold.

And my little tip for the day: to keep the ends of my ribbon from fraying, I like to put a little Stickles on the cut edges. Not only does it prevent fraying, but it gives the ribbon some pretty sparkle!

And here's a little card I made for a sketch challenge on Scrapperie:

Thanks for visiting! Enjoy your week!!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Kit 'n Kaboodles Guest DT Spot

I'm so thrilled to share the news that I've been asked to be the Guest DT member this month over at Kit 'n Kaboodles!!! Everybody there has been so warm and welcoming, and the monthly kits are beautful. I've had the privilege of playing with the gorgeous January kit which features Kimberly Poloson papers and a black, white and red theme. Here are a few of the creations I made with the kit:

These great photos were taken by Melissa Walker-Scott.

You can see all of my Guest DT projects along with the BEAUTIFUL creations made by the very talented Design Team over at Kit 'n Kaboodles.

Thursday, January 8, 2009


My main New Year's resolution this year was to spend less time on the computer and spend the time doing more important things. So far, I've been failing miserably at it! But change doesn't happen overnight, right? And although it sounds contrary to my resolution to spend less time on the internet, I have also vowed to keep my blog updated on a regular basis. I think I can handle that one!

Here's a layout I made with almost all Prima products (my fav!):

The quote says: "Hand in hand we will grow into the promise of tomorrow, taking with us the enchantment of this day."