Friday, September 30, 2011

Boys Rule

I am thrilled to be Guest Designing for Boys Rule kits! It is kit club designated to designing kits for boys! …“a monthly kit club for the love of dirt, grunge, and smelly things boys love to do!” What a great idea for the moms, aunts, and grandmas with boys big or small!!  Head on over and check out the latest kits!!
Here is the first of my reveals for Boys Rule!

These kits are chock- full of awesome matching embellishments!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fairy fun

Today I have a fun little project for you! This is the second reveal using my kit for Shawn Davis Designs featuring the gorgeous fairy papers from Graphic 45, a Maya Road tin, and Maya Road chipboard.

I just love the little fairy kneeling!! Everyone knows a waterfall is a must in the enchanted forest! The waterfall in my background is a photo I took of the waterfall at a park near my home. I fussy cut the leaves from the Pink Paislee papers (also included in the kit) and adhered them at various depths.

I covered each of the chipboard pieces with a coat of Distress paints, then inked some of the cracks for a more distress look. I hand cut each of the fairies and placed them among some leaf branches that I cut using my Cricut Expression and Storybook cartridge.

I love this quote! I printed it on a transparency and glued the transparency to the back of the chipboard. Of course I had to apply a thin layer of stickles to the fairies wings!

Have a super day!  Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!!

I want to thank everyone who joined Paper Issues blog hop!!!  Thanks to all of you, it was a huge success!! Weren't the creations simply divine!  So much beautiful inspiration along the way!

And now what your really here for, the winner! My prize package goes to .......Carrie!!!

Bloggercarrie said...
OMG! This is beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win...

Congrats Carrie!!!  Email me your address so I can get you goodies out to you!!

Have a super scrappy day everyone! 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Paper Issues Blog Hop!!!

Wohoo! Paper Issues is having another blog hop!! These ladies are super talented and full of inspiration! Hop along with us for some tips, tricks, eye candy, and even some treats to be given away!!! To help us celebrate this weekend, Cassie is also offering a 25% discount at Paper Issues Etsy store. Your coupon code is HOP25.

I created my layout using my September kit from Shawn Davis Designs. She sent me some gorgeous goodies from Pink Paislee and Graphic 45.

Want to win a fun little goodie bag full of Prima flowers and other surprises?! Become my follower and leave me a comment! Simple as that!! The winner will be announced here and on Paper Issues blog on Monday!

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Cheery News!!!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been selected to be a member of the Cheery Lynn Design Team!!!! 

Cheery Lynn Designs offers a wonderful selection of gorgeous must check out the flourishes, doilies, and butterflies just to name a few!!! 

Thank you Cheery Lynn Designs for offering me such an amazing opportunity!!

Have a fun and safe holiday!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Birthday Banner

Do you have fun plans for the long holiday weekend? I start my weekend with the first football game of the season tonight. Tomorrow is my baby’s 18th birthday *sigh* How fast time flies! Sunday we are having a big party to celebrate my grandmothers 90th birthday! Monday I think I will take time to rest!!

My mother asked me to create a banner for the birthday celebration. Rather than using festive birthday papers, I wanted to create the banner from patterns and colors that remind me of my grandmother. This is what I came up with.

I love using my Gypsy to
size my shapes, and locate placement of the cut on my papers exactly where I want them saving time, paper, and money! My banner was created using Lovely Floral, Storybook, and Cindy Loo cartridges. To add dimension to the banner, I adhered each layer with foam dots. For fun, I created a birdhouse between the word and numbers.

Have a super fun and safe weekend!