Monday, August 31, 2009

Jillibean Soup (a new soup - Lentil)

I picked up a bunch of their new stuff this weekend from That Scrappy Girl. This line is called Lentil Soup and my favorite part is the big flowers...because as I've said before...I love to fussy cut! I also won some of the ribbon and corrugated ABC's as one of the door prizes too! Also used some Alphabeans (alpha stickers) and Journaling Sprouts I had already nabbed another time. I have a layout in mind I want to make with paper, so hoping to get that cranked out soon.

P.S. Wanted to mention to everyone that That Scrappy Girl is having a design team call (open to US folks only -sorry). You can find more information on their website.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Some Scrap Within Reach Shares

Went to a crop yesterday and here are a few of the things I made...more to come!

First Concert (click on picture for a better view)
Papers: Scrap Within Reach – The Cottage
Kraft Cardstock: Paper Reflections
Transparency: Hambly Studio
Mini Alpha Stickers: Adorn It (brown), Making Memories (blue)
Large Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Journaling card: Making Memories
Buttons: Creative Café, Others
Pearls: Mark Richards (white), Queen and Company (brown), K and Company (blue)
Brads: Making Memories (flowers, white/green), Pink Paislee (white)
Thread: DMC
Colored Pencil (brown)
Distresser: Heidi Swapp (used on the edges of the flowers I fussy cut from the patterned paper and on the edges of the striped paper)
Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug (used on some of the flowers to add the dotted texture)
Journaling: Keith Urban, Taylor Swift – I had an extra ticket ($20) to the concert, so Emma was my date! 6-27-09
Size: 12x12 (2 pages)

Emma Altered Paper/Mail Holder
Papers: Scrap Within Reach – Emerson
Paper/Mail Holder: Creative Imaginations
Glittered Paper: Doodlebug
Butterfly Punch: The Paper Studio
Jewels: Darice (green, pink), The Paper Studio (red)
Felt ABC stickers: Making Memories
Size: 8x9
Scrap Within Reach debuted two adorable new lines at Summer CHA Paper Boy and Carnival Ride. I'm loving both lines and will have some things to share with you in September.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Christmas in August courtesy of Scrap N Win, ShopMyKI and Creatively Green!

Last month at Scrap N Win, one of my cards placed 2nd in their contest! My prize arrived the other day and so I sat down last night to create. The cute tree is from Creatively Green (Clay Artz-Themed Trios-Reindeer Fun) and the Happy Bingo Card is from ShopMyKi. I still have embellies left, so hope to use more of them soon. Right now I should be packing for a 12 hour crop I am going to tomorrow...but my style is usually start packing 10 minutes before I leave and bring everything but the kitchen sink!
I am also entering this over on the Paper Crafts Moxie Fab blog. There is a Christmas Card challenge going on, so be sure to stop by and enter a card of your own.

Monday, August 24, 2009

"The Scrappy Shack" Shares

My room is as done as can be at this point, so today I sat down and got creative with some of The Scrappy Shack die cuts I received in this month's package. Here is what I have made so far. It was such a nice feeling that when I knew I wanted summer themed stuff I went to the summer tub...bam! When I needed school stuff, went to the school tub...bam! I am not used to that!
This first card is made with the Palm Tree Circle Die Cut, Cosmo Cricket Snorkel papers and chipboard and some flocked brads from Doodlebug for the coconuts.
This card is made with the Alphabet Circle Frame, some Scenic Route and October Afternoon papers and a We R Memory Keepers grommet. I thought this die cut fit in perfectly with the School challenge over at Scrap N Win so I entered this card over there as well.

This was a quick and easy wall art (picture frame) I made for Emma to put in her room using the Blah Blah Blah Word Balloon. She has already mastered the eye roll and the door slam and I've heard Blah, Blah, Blah out of her mouth on occasion. She is 6 going on 16! I bought a cheap 5x7 black frame at Walmart, cut a piece of textured paper from The Paper Company, added some Doodlebug chunky glitter to the die cut and I was done. I love when I get the chance to make home decor!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some Recent Pubs

Featured in Paper Crafts Magazine's September/October 09 issue - also as an online project.

There two were featured in CARDS magazine's July 2009 issue.

There two were featured in Crafts N' Things September/October 2009 issue.

I have been procrastinating on getting my new scrap studio organized and I have decided this month it is happening and am even taking a couple days of work to tackle it. (I'm embarassed to admit that it was finished being built this spring). I will eventually post some pictures, but then I'm admitting to world I'm spoiled because the room is huge and I have way too many supplies (oops). Because of Operation Organize, I don't have anything new to share this week, but am sharing some cards that were featured recently in various magazines. My plan is to tackle my desk today - I have been sorting embellies, papers etc already) , so I promise you I will have new things to share by the end of the week!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Some Cosmo Cricket Early Bird

And some more of my creations from the girls scrapping weekend. Haven't had time this week to make anything, but hoping to get my scrap on this weekend. I had a number of items picked up for publication recently - yeah!! and so after the kids go to bed instead of scrappin' I've been typin' and packin'. Here are a couple simple little cards I made using mostly Cosmo Cricket Early Bird. I also got out one of my Martha Stewart punches to make a fun edge.

Not totally loving this layout, but I'll be brave and share anyway. And then of course immediately after I create the layout I find a 3rd picture that would have gone with it. Too late now :-) This is my daughter Emma and her cousin Sydney (my brother's daugther) from a couple Christmases ago. They are pretty close in age, but very different in size - one Amazon, one petite - both are divas so they have that in common Now I'm not saying Amazon in a mean way...Emma has gotten used to being a head taller than most kids her age!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Basic Grey - Lemonade Projects

Here are some more things I created during the Girls Scrapping Weekend recently. The line I used here was Basic Grey Lemonade. I LOVE this lace paper they have come out with and didn't want to cut it apart, so instead I put it down on some kraft colored cardstock. I punched circles out of the various papers, stiched on some buttons, used one of the transparencies and some Pink Paislee ABC stickers (which are actually darker IRL - it says Fishin With My Daddy) and I was done. I'm even debating eventaully finding a shadow box type frame and giving this to Daddy. (This is featured in the Basic Grey Gallery)
*This will be featured in the February 2010 issue of CARDS magazine*

I used some more Lemonade papers and stickers on this card, another transparency, a Making Memories acrylic sentiment and Queen and Co pearls.

*This will be featured in an upcoming issue of Paper Creations magazine.

On this card was my first attempt with Glimmer Mist. Now I've had a few bottles for awhile, but had not been brave enough to use yet. The butterfly is a Glimmer Mist chip also from Tattered Angels. Another Making Memories acrylic sentiment, Cosmo Cricket ribbon, some Lemonade papers, and a button and the card was done. Sidenote: After I snapped this photo and was cropping it I noticed that the acrylic circle had moved. Originally it was in the center of the button, but kind of like where it ended up so we'll leave there, at least for now.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Creatively-Green: All Kinds Of Things Going On!

I was excited and honored to be asked the Creatively-Green design team. I will be getting product to work with soon, so until then I thought I'd share information about the kits, products and other things that are going on over there! Beware - I'm throwing a lot of info at you at one time :-) This company promotes "green" products and being environmentally friendly. You will find some products unique to their company such as handmade embellishments and some great recycled cardstock and also "green" manufacturers such as Jillibean Soup and Piggy Tales. Be sure to look around the store and also stop and say "hi" on the message board and posts some work into the gallery.

September 2009 "Landfill" Scrapbook Kit - shipping September 15th
INCLUDES:* PAPER ** 4 Sheets of 12x12 Creatively-Green's Exclusive 100% recycled cardstock ( Celebration )* 2 Sheets of 12x12 Single Sided Patterned Paper "The Forest" by Piggy Tales* 2 Sheets of 12x12 Single Sided Patterned Paper "Big Teeth" by Piggy Tales* 2 Sheets of 12x12 Single Sided Patterned Paper " The Basket" by Piggy Tales* 1 Sheet of 12x12 Double Sided Patterned Paper "Chicken Little" by Piggy Tales* 1 Sheet of 12x12 Double Sided Patterned Paper "The Sky is Falling" by Piggy Tales* 1 Sheet of 12x12 Double Sided Patterned Paper "Foxy Loxy" by Piggy Tales* EMBELLISHMENTS ** 1 4X4 Die Cut "White" Accordian Book Card w/envelope by Plymouth Cards* 5 Assorted Primary Colored Mini Binder Clips* 1 Yard of "Chartreuse Chambray" Paper ribbon by The Green Way* 1 Three inch handmade recycled " Red" paper flower by Precocious Paper* 1 Package of Cardstock Alphabet "Primary" Stickers by Piggy Tales* 1 Package of Sprouts "Red Circles" Journaling Die Cuts by Jillibean Soup* 1 Package of Chipboard Shapes Stickers by Piggy Tales

September 2009 Card Kit - shipping September 15th
1 sheet of 6x12 Double Sided Paper "Fairest of them All" by Piggy Tales
1sheet of 6x12 Double Sided Paper "Mirror Mirror" by Piggy Tales
1 sheet of 6x12 Double Sided Paper "Miss White" by Piggy Tales
1 sheet of 6x12 Double Sided Paper "Prince Cahrming" by Piggy Tales
4 sheets of 12x12 Textured Cardstock by Creatively Green ( Retro Lilac Collection)
9 Clay Artz Embellishments ( Retro Lilac Hearts)
5 Assorted Metal Bottle caps
1 Pre- printed "Quotes & Sayings" 8.5x11 Sheet ( Creatively-Green) (NOT SHOWN)
1 Yard of Paper Ribbon Chambray Mocha
5 Yards of "Chartreuse" Recycled Pearl Ribbon
1 Yard of Paper Ribbon Chambray
5 Yards of "Champagne" Recycled Pearl Ribbon
1 Window Card "Espresso" w/matching envelopes by Plymouth Cards
1 "Heather" Window Card w/matching envelope by Plymouth Cards
1 "Soft Green" Window Card w/matching envelope by Plymouth Cards
Full color Idea and Instruction Sheets to make at least 12 cards.
This will be the challenge for August! Upload your layouts using this sketch by August 31, 2009!This is a double page spread which holds 7 photos. You can reply directly to this post on the message board and add your layouts within the body of the email! Rules: There are none- simply follow the sketch as a basis- any paper, any embellishments! We will all vote on the layouts! The winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to use in the online store!
There is also a contest running thru December 31st where there are $500 in scrap supplies up for grabs. More details on the message board for that too.
There are also a couple of great specials going on in the store!

Spend $30 or more on any of our exclusive recycled cardstock and we'll give you a little green right back! Spend $30 and get $10 back to use on a future purchase in our online store!

Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs

I have a lot more to share of this Acrylic Easel - so be sure to stop over at the MOSD blog today to see the entire project. I found this project not only fun to do, but also very quick and easy. I used the Clearly Designed Easel along with some brown sprial rings all from Midnight Oil Scrapbook Designs. The papers are from The Paper Company Woodland Whimsy that I picked up last weekend during our girls' scrappy weekend. I find using papers and embellies from the same line, also help to speed things up too. Be sure to look around the MOSD blog. There are all kind of fun projects being posted.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Couple of Jillibean Soup Cards - Cream of Mushroom

Although I hate Cream of Mushroom soup (unfortunately it seems to be the hubby's fave ingredient to cook with - ick) , I will make an exception when it's scrappy related :-) This Cream of Mushroom Soup line from Jillibean Soup, has some super cute papers, perfect for my fussy cutting tendencies! (If you love these papers like I do, you can buy them here.) I think these were probably my 2 favorite cards I made all weekend while scrapping with the girls. To get the texture on the deer cards I used a Fiskars texture plate, although now that I have my Cuttlebug, eventually I won't need to be so labor intensive, once I get some embossing plates for it. The cute little deer is from the The Paper Company.

Monday, August 3, 2009

I found a home for the cute little felt doggie - Basic Grey June Bug

I'm making this quick as once again I'm up tooooo late and meant to be in bed an hour ago. Pretty much everything on this layout is from the Basic Grey June Bug line found at That Scrappy Girl. That little felt dog reminds me of our dumb, but loveable pooch that we have at home and I was determined to use it on something! These are pictures of my kidlets crashed out. Parker never naps, so to catch a photo of this was no small miracle. In his defense the picture is a couple years old or so :-)

October Afternoon Road Map Collection

*This card will be featured in a future issue of Paper Creations*

Here are a few things I made this weekend while at the Craft Cottage with my sissies and a couple of other friends. I have a lot to share over the next week or so and probably could have gotten even more done...if I hadn't been yapping, eating and shopping so much. Oh well...that's what a girls' weekend is for isn't it? On these projects I used October Afternoon's Road Map line (click on each pic for a better view) which I picked up at That Scrappy Girl's last crop. You can also find this line in her online store if you aren't local. The pictures are from the Vegas trip I took with my two sisters and my Mom this March. It was Mom's first time on an airplane! None of us killed each other while we were there, so I deem the trip a success :-)

While I was at my 48 hour scrap fest this weekend I got invited to join a couple of design teams - Creatively Green and The Scrappy Shack. Both have entirely different products, so that will be fun to use my creative juices on all kinds of different projects. I will be posting a lot more information about both companies on some blog posts later this week (once I get caught up from being gone this weekend). Creatively Green has green/environmentally friendly products - some from other "green" manufacturers and some products they create themselves. They will have monthly kits, sketches, challenges and all kinds of things going so be sure to check it out. The Scrappy Shack is all about detailed die cuts. You can use them on all kinds of projects - layouts, cards, home decor, anything! There is one that is soooo Emma and I can't wait to use it. They will also be having a big giveaway later this week!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

And the Winner Is....

Bazzie Doodles! (I will contact you for a mailing address) Thank you everyone for playing along! I am back from my girls scrapping weekend and had a great time. Even got some things made and hope to start sharing soon, so be sure and stop back. Will also have some fun scrappy news to share.