Friday, January 30, 2009

SD4U February Kits

Yep, they are on sale now and sure to sell out quick! Stuffed with gorgeous paper and unique etsy finds, these are the most rockin kits and the absolute best value around...get yours today before they're all gone!

"You Had Me At Hello" featuring the romantic Basic Grey Bittersweet collection, SEI large & Making Memories mini alphabet stickers, one of a kind journaling sheets and spots, flirty tickets, felt topped paper clips, an SOOO much more:

"So Happy Together" featuring the rich Chatterbox Together collection, Doodlebug alphabet stickers, stiched felt accents, fancy brads, jounaling cards, rubons...well you get the idea! It's busting at the seams:

I will be working with "You Had Me At Hello" this month, and will be back soon with some project shares very soon!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Card Quickie

Laura's Sketch #18 over at 2 Sketches 4 U featuring Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection from my yummy Scrapbook Deals 4 U February Kit. Stay tuned for layouts and a full kit's GORGEOUS!
Off to CHA...xoxo

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Girls Day Out

And man did I need it! Last week, some sweet chicks and I had a much needed girl day. You know...lunch, shopping, chatting...the good stuff! First stop was Oasis to ooh and aaah and drool over some pretty paper and scrappy goodies. While we were there, my sweet friend Patty (she's the one that looks like she's the statue of liberty) bought me some of the Theresa Collins Crush paper and embies, and it's about the custest stuff ever! It was just what I needed for this Valentines Day card for my honey:

And I still have lots left to make a Valentines Day layout of the extravagant diamond tennis bracelet my Valentine knows I deserve and is sure to buy me this {Love you, honey!}

Friday, January 9, 2009

If It's FREE, It's for ME!

That's my motto! I mean, seriously, who doesn't love free stuff? And I can't think of a funner, more productive way to get some than SD4U's upcoming contest, Biggest Scrap Loser! It's based on the premise of the TV show, only we'll be "losing" our scrap stash instead of trying unsuccessfully to lose those pesky lbs we put on over the holidays...that's up to YOU.

Here's the teaser, straight from the message board:

When: Monday, Jan 12- Saturday, Feb 14 (5 weeks of losing!)

The competition begins at Scrapbook Deals 4 U on January 12th. Will you be crowned the Biggest (Scrap) Loser? Each week we will feature a list of stash items to use on a layout as well as a bonus feature for that layout. How much of your stash can you lose? All layouts will be voted on by the SD4U community and at the end of the competition, our biggest loser will be our guest designer for March and will receive a coveted monthly kit from ScrapbookDeals4U. Competition will be steep, and participants will be losing lots of weight (in stash). Are you ready to use up that stash? Be sure to join us for this fun filled contest!

I'll see you there!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

SD4U January Kits

Scrapbook Deals 4 U's January Kits are adorable as always, and on sale now! If you haven't been over to check them out, here's a peek at what you're missing:
Home Sweet Home
Featuring 3 Bugs in a Rug

Spring is in the Air

Featuring Basic Grey

I had the pleasure of working with "Home Sweet Home", and the bright colors and bold graphics were right up my alley! With Daisy Bucket rubons, Kaiser bling, Pink Paislee alphabet stickers, Fancy Pants transparent die cuts, Scenic Route Chipboard...embellishing was never this much fun! Being the ever-doting auntie that I am, I made this layout of Clayton first:

I inked the transparent flower die cuts with a touch of cat's eye chalk inks to help them stand out on the page, then added a little bling in the center to hide the dots of glue I used to adhere them.
And in case you hadn't heard, SD4U is now including exclusive sketches with all their kits to help get the creative juices flowing. I was excited to design the first sketch, and a sample page to go with it:

Isn't that blue and white polka dot paper the cutest evah? I really love it with the orange and green cardstock! And that die cut flower...I cut it with my new MM Slice. I am loving that little cutter, but having a hard time replacing the blade. If anyone has any hints for me, I'd love to hear them!
Then I made this cute frame to show off my favorite picture of Ashley and my grams in:

It looks adorable in my scraproom! The little Scenic Route chipboard houses in the kit are so much fun to design...almost like playing with paper dolls again!

And finally, a couple of cards based on a Fleck Card Maps sketch and featured in the January newsletter (which you don't want to miss, btw, lots of great ideas in there!):

Ok, so I haven't really moved....sue me. Did I mention that the little Scenic Route chipboard houses are just SO MUCH FUN to design? This one just begged to be put on the front of a cute card, and I couldn't think of another sentiment at the time. Sheesh!

So that's what I've been up to so far in 2009. And if you ask me, it's the perfect way to begin a creative new year! I've also resolved to teach more in 2009, and have my first class well in the works. Locals will want to check back soon to hear about the club I'm introducing at the Scrapbook Garden that will keep us scrapping all year long!

Monday, January 5, 2009


I'm doing a little blog overhaul this week...a new look, a new header (thank gawd!) and a couple of other things. I'm assuming this will make me a better blogger in 2009. I mean really...I can't get much worse, right?

Here's to 2009 resolutions!