Tuesday, January 31, 2012

CHA project for WorldWin Papers!!!

Today I'm sharing a layout that I did for WorldWin Papers for CHA. I used Treasures cardstock, ColorMates cardstock and embossed or stamped the embellies! Just added a little bling and a ribbon!

This page is special because it shows our sweet girl "Speckles" a couple of Winters ago playing with our son Patrick. We have our sweet Harley now but miss Speckles everyday.

I stamped various snowflakes and cut into different size circles adding a gemstone to the center. I stamped the title and cut into squares, then outlined. I used some rub-on sentiments in circle shapes on some of them also.

I added a couple of white striped that I embossed with snowflake shapes with blue and red embossing powder and added a ribbon.
Really easy and quick page too, and it's pretty flat, it will fit into an album easily. Most of my pages are so bulky they won't fit. It's nice to have a flatter look! I urge you to all check out WorldWin for all of your cardstock needs, they have the best quality and any color you can think of!!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

WOW Embossing CHA layout

Things are getting ready at CHA and I would love to invite everyone who may be there to PLEASE visit the WOW Embossing booth, they are in booth 2700. You really need to check out all the gorgeous colors and the awesome stamps that are in the Suzy West lines!!!

These powders are so easy to use, and the colors are so vibrant. I'm so lucky to be a part of this team! Tell them that I sent you if you stop in! Basically Bare will be sharing the booth, you need to make sure to check out all the awesome products from both!!!

Here is a layout that will be in the booth, this is our sweet girl "Harley". I used the Candy Counter collection in this layout and also the Butterflies and Call Me stamp sets. I did lots of embossing on this one!

Here is the collection that I used:

And here is the layout!

Here is a closeup of some detail. I used WorldWin Papers vellum and drew leaves with an embossing pen, then embossed with the Gummy Bear Green.
I used the Call Me stamp and used different colors and cut little strips to highlight the different colors. I also used an old mask (swirl) and traced it, them embossed that with the Whirly Pop.

Here is one of the butterflies, also done with vellum. I stamped one outline, then one of the different pattern insides on 2 pieces, cut each out, layered them and added the bling.

There are some super awesome projects from the rest of the DT in the booth, PLEASE stop by and check them out and say Hi!!!! Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it!

Friday, January 27, 2012

CHA projects for WOW Embossing!

Today I'm going to show peeks of a few projects that I did for "WOW Embossing" for CHA. This first one is a little mini album that is 3x3. I used a Suzy West floral stamp and the Suzy West colors from the Candy Counter collection.

I used Suzy West Whirly Pop, Gummy Bear Green, and Cotton Candy. I also used Wow regular Peach. The little chippie frame is from Imaginarium Designs chipboard.

Below is a journal that I used the same colors on. I'll show more detail of this later, inside there is a page for each month with spots for journaling.
This is a 10x10 old fashioned paper scrapbook. I used Whirly Pop embossing powder and also silver on the edges of the leaves. I used an old Heidi Swapp mask, traced it, used an embossing marker and then embossed the butterflies!
I'll be back again to share more projects. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Getting Ready for CHA!!!

There is so much buzz going on with CHA coming up! Lots of new collections, lots of sneek peeks!!! I've been busy creating projects for WOW Embossing and WorldWin Papers, and I will be sharing some of them over the next days.

This first one was done for WorldWin. I used various papers on this one. I used PaperLayerz, Colormates cardstock and vellum. The PaperLayerz work so easily with die cut machines. I used my Cricut to make the flowers, leaves and letters. I punched the border strip and butterflies.

The flowers were done with 3 sizes of blooms cut on the Cricut, the leaves as well. I used the PaperLayerz for these.

WorldWin has paper for any of your scrapbooking, card making or other paper crafting projects. And the CutMates and PaperLayerz are made especially for ease of cutting on die cutting machines. If you are going to CHA, please stop by the booth and check out all the projects!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sharing some WorldWin Paper projects!!!

I've been busy working on some projects for CHA for WorldWin Papers, I will be able to share them soon, but for now I wanted to share a few past projects to show just how versatile and easy WorldWin is to use!

First, this is just a little mini accordian book, really simple using Treasures cardstock.

One of my favorite things to do with WorldWin paper is to make flowers and leaves! These were some of my favorites!

And here is just a mix of different ones that I had been playing around with, all using WorldWin cardstock!
This is a little "matchbook" mini album. These are so quick and easy to do!!!

And I even stamped and cut out some Fall leaves with it! Just lots of different things to do.
Make sure to check back during CHA and I will be showing my newest layouts with some more easy techniques, even using vellum! Thanks for stopping by!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Contest at ~The Scrap Cake~

Hey everyone, the super talented Karola over at "The Scrap Cake" is having a contest and giving away the newest, and gorgeous collections!

To view the details please check out the Scrap Cake blog at:

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 15th challenge at OUAS!!!

You all need to go and check out the new sketch over at the OnceUponASketch blog, here is a little bit about it, but you need to visit the website to check out the awesome prizes and the beautiful projects by the design team and guest designers at www.onceuponasketchblog.blogspot.com

January 15th Challenge

Journalling Criteria:
HELLO 2012 or GOODBYE 2011?

For this challenge, the journalling theme is new beginnings, upcoming adventures but also saying goodbye to yet another year.. Are you glad 2011 is over? Are you looking forward to starting fresh in 2012? What are your goals or resolutions for the year ahead? What are you most looking forward to? Or maybe you can journal about your thoughts for the new year.

Things that you can journal about: a new job, house, baby or new scrapping adventures or Design Teams. Are you taking time off work? Are you planning a holiday somewhere? Maybe your children are starting school or you are getting a new pet. Or you could tell us why you are glad 2011 is over or why you will miss it. Anything goes really!

Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.

**You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch. **

Monday, January 16, 2012

A Few Websters Projects

First of all, congratulations to the new Websters Pages clean and simple design team. And also welcome back to the talented ladies from the Classic design team! Special shout out to my peeps, Gabi and Gerry!!! So glad you ladies are there for another year!!!

I did try out, but was a little confused with the clean and simple, since Websters has such lucious, and such detailed papers!!! But I threw my hat in, these are some pages that I did trying to do the "clean and simple" style!!! LOL!!!

First this is our dd and her baby "Boots", on the hammock! I used some older scraps from the Ladies and Gents and Wonderfall collections!

This one is my niece! Loved the colors in the pics and used some Let's Celebrate for this!
Again, used the Let's Celebrate, and this is of course our sweet baby girl "Harley", she's such a little ham!!! I think my favorite Websters product may be the Storytellers alphas. They go so far, and there are so many, theres always some to go with whatever I'm working on!!!
Well, again, I thought maybe I would wear Brandin down by applying again, lol!!! But I'm sure the amount of submissions was overwhelming and she chose some really talented scrappers. I will be looking forward to seeing all the beautiful work in the coming year! Congrats ladies!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"WOW".....OMG you guys, check this out!!!

I've been creating projects for CHA for "WOW Embossing". I can't show them, but I can show a couple of peeks! If you love embossing you HAVE to check out the new Suzy West collections debuting at CHA! And her stamps........they are awesome.....just wait!!! For now, here's a little peek.

And.....please check out the WOW blog every single day for some wonderful tips, tutorials and ideas from the entire DT!!!! It's http://www.wowembossingpowders.blogspot.com/

Her colors are so vivid, and the powders are so easy to work with, and cover completely! Thanks so much for dropping by!!!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Little Basic Grey

I wanted to share a few layouts that I did with Basic Grey! I had fun playing with all the fun colors, I just used some of the old papers that I've had. This first one is of our two sweeties, Harley and Jefferson!!!

I thought the colors in these papers were absolutely perfect for the fun beach pics of the girls!!! They were having a fun time during Spring Break at PCB!

This is Jenna & Sam in St. Lucia on their honeymoon!!!! Beautiful pictures!!!

This one is Vera & Laura. Two beautiful sisters!!! The colors of their swimsuits were perfect for the paper!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Contest and Giveaway at Manor House!

Here's what's going on over at Manor House Creations!!!! Please check it out!

A flower giveaway!

Yep, Manor House Creations is having a flower giveaway !

Here’s what you can win….

…a bag FULL of flowers! There are 3 to win!

(I quickly counted and there are about 50 in one pack and 25 in the other 2).


* ‘Follow’ our blog

* Leave a comment about Manor House Creations flowers – what you think, what you love, what you don’t love…we want to know!

* ‘LIKE’ Manor House Creations on Facebook HERE.

* Leave this image and a link to this post, on your blog.

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The prize winners will be chosen at the end of the month (31st January, 2012) for the best and most useful comments. MHC want feedback!

So anyone can win! But we’ll be checking to see if you have done all 4.

Can’t wait to see who wins!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Happy New Year and CHA?!?!?!

Sorry, I've been a little neglectful of my blog lately, I've been working on CHA projects. Just about done, so will be back posting more regular!!! I've been seeing some awesome sneeks so far. Do you all have favorites? I am totally loving Pink Paislee's Spring Jubilee! And also Prima's Song Bird and Sun Kiss! I'm really anxious to see what's coming from Websters!!! My favorite company!

Here's a peek from Pink Paislee:

And here are some from Prima!

I'll be posting some more when I see something that I just "have to have"!!! LOL! If you are going to CHA don't forget to stop by the WOW Embossing Powder, WorldWin Paper and Websters booths!!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year and New Sketch at OUAS!

**HAPPY NEW YEAR** everyone! May the year ahead be your best one yet. On behalf of my team and my self I wish you all a happy and healthy 2012.

Our very first challenge for 2012 is here.

January 1st Challenge

Journalling Criteria/theme: New Years Eve!

Our theme this time is New year's Eve. We would like you to journal about your feelings around this time of year, or tell us about your most memorable New Year's Eve. Where were you? Who were you with? What did you do? Why is this one memorable? Note: the photo that you use for this challenge does not have to necessarily be from New Years Eve. For example, if you spent New Years Eve with your family you can have a photo of your family taken ANY time of the year.
Remember that you are allowed to also create a card or altered project based on this sketch and instead of the journalling criteria you need to use a quote.

You must combine our journalling criteria/theme with this sketch.

Here's my take on the challenge. This was tough for me, we lost my Father-in-law and our beloved Bulldog last December one day apart, so our New Year's Eve was spend remembering and reflecting about them.
Products used:
Prima Printery papers
Imaginarium Designs chipboard clock, butterfly and alphas
Prima blooms
Kaisercraft blooms
Prima crystal flourish
embossing powders