Thursday, February 26, 2009

Finally!! I can reveal my projects with the SD4U's "Minestrone Soup" kit...I've been dying to share them because I just know you are all going to ADORE this kit as much as I did!
First up is a lyout featuring my daughter and her boyfriend:

Absolutely everything on this layout was in my kit...I love how everything goes together so perfectly with no effort at all. The #1 reason I love kits!

Then there's this little wall hanging I made with the Maya Road butterfly coaster album in the kit. As soon as I spied it in there, I knew I wanted to do something special with it:

So I ran the Coredinations cardstock in the kit through two different cuttlebug embossing folders, and lightly inked over the raised areas with french blue and alabaster chalk inks. The letters were plain white chipboard (from Creative Cafe) and I painted them green, stamped a flourish on them with white staz-on, and then spread glossy accents on top. I'm really happy with how this came out! It's hanging in my scraproom, and it makes me smile!

A Mini Book featuring my handsome hubby and I, just because!

I used one of those cute litte BoBunny books I'd been holding onto for a bit. The whole book was inspired by another cute mini book I made while at Lytle Scrapper's Scrap Retreat a couple of weeks ago!
And another layout, this time featuring that cute nephew of mine:

These pictures of Clayton sucking on a graham cracker (because he has NO teeth) just cracked me up when I first saw them, and I immediately knew a layout was in order! I based the layout on sketch #10 at Inspired that site!
And lastly, a card of course! Because I simply don't think it's possible for me to play with a kit without making one:

I used my Clear Stardust pen on the butterfly here, and I can't believe what a statement it makes! Goes great with the Martha Stewart brown glitter I used for the flourish and sentiment!
So that's it! Thanks for taking a peek, I hope these inspire you just a little. And if you're on the fence about this kit, JUMP down and get yours before they're gone...You will NOT regret it!!


Sunday, February 22, 2009

SD4U March Kits

Have been revealed! These will both go on sale on March 1st, and I don't expect they'll be there long! Both kits contain brand NEW lines fresh from their debut at the Winter CHA show, and they were both definately worth waiting for!

The first features NEW Jillibean Soup papers, Fancy Pants rubons, a Maya Road butterfly coaster book, My Little Shoebox funky chipboard letters, lots of exclusive journalling tags and oodles of buttons, bling, and ribbon:

Minestrone Soup

This month's other kit features a beautiful, NEW Dream Street paper line, a Kaiser Craft wooden frame with paint, A naked alphabet for you to alter to your heart's content, Stickles, bling, and gobs of buttons and ribbon:

Secret Garden

This month, I'll be designing with the Minestrone Soup kit, and it's spread out right now all over my scrap table! The papers' bold patterns and bright colors have me soooo inspired to get creative. Here's a teeny-weeny peek of what I've been working on so far:

So, you've gotta have one of these awesome kits, right? Pop on over to Scrapbook Deals 4U on March 1 and be sure to get BOTH, before they sell out!


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Another Card Quickie

It seems that's all I'm cranking out But I love them. They're perfect when I have a quick burst of creative energy, but don't have all day to work on a layout. And with the 2S4Y card sketch site, getting started is easy. I just pull out the scrap folder...
This is my take on Kazan's Sketch #20. The paper, layered flowers and layered butterfly are from the Narratives line by Creative Imaginations...which I love. The colors have me wishing for spring on a chilly winter day. The little glitter alphabets are from Making Memories, and the chipboard swirl is from Rusty Pickle, covered with more Narratives.
Thanks for taking a peek!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Card Quickie

Love is in the air, and it's noticable in my projects lately, huh? Pink has been my go-to color for a few weeks now, and I'm loving it in combination with this bright green:

This is my entry for Laura's Sketch #19 over at my favorite Card Sketch Site, 2 Sketches 4 You. Thanks, Laura and Kazan for helping push me to get all my Valentines done this year before it's over!!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Another Card Quickie

This on is for Kazan's Sketch #19 at 2 Sketches 4 U. I'm just loving this pink and black combo again, it just feels so classic. I used the gamsol technique to color in the little heart stamp. If you're interested, you can see a step-by-step tutorial in the February Newsletter over at Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

I'm just loving all this pink and black right now!

Monday, February 2, 2009

PageMaps Contest

The sweet Becky Fleck is hosting another great challenge over at the PageMaps blog! This is my entry based on her fantastic sketch:

This is my dh and I on our wedding day just 2 1/2 years ago. The paper and Chipboard is Theresa Collins' Crush...and it's my favorite paper of the season! I cut a black boarder from a piece of Jenni Bowlin diecut paper, and then layed it over the Theresa Collins paper and trimmed around the edges. The big flower is from CTMH, and those cute little tickets are from my SD4U February Kit and are made by Making Memories, aren't they just the funnest little things?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Kit Shares

I'm back with those kit shares I promised! I am so in love with the "You Had Me at Hello" kit and all it's yummy goodies. I think the Making Memories flirty ticket stubs are just the cutest things I've ever seen!

Here's a layout based on sketch #8 over at Inspired Blueprints:

This is a wedding photo taken of my grandparents circa early 1940's. They are still married to this day...over 67 years! Talk about inspirational!
This little accordion was made from a single sheet of 12x12 chipboard, cut into 4x6 panels and looks adorable sitting on a desk filled with family photos!
Two of my dearest friends on their wedding day two years ago on a riverboat cruise in Laughlin:

And a quick card I made with one of the cute journaling pages. The sentiment on the front of the card is from the little Daisy Bucket rubon sheet in the kit. I cut it up just right to fit in the chipboard heart, and in the middle of it all, I lost a little piece and spent 30 minutes looking for it. Finally, after I gave up and ended up hand-witing the part that was missing, I found it stuck to my foot...*sigh*.

Before I go, I'd like to thank the sweet chicks over at 2 sketches 4 u for choosing my cupcake card (below) as one of the Fab 5 this week! It's really a great site, and I am always inspired by their awesome card sketches!