Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kit 'n' Kaboodles October Kit Reveal

We are playing with some gorgeous papers from Scrap Within Reach and 7gypsies this month at Kit 'n' Kaboodles! The purples and greens in this kit are gorgeous, and we are also playing with Core'dinations cardstock too! This cardstock is so fun! This is my first time playing with this stuff, and I have been ripping, sanding, and distressing like crazy! Here are a couple of layouts I have created so far with this beautiful kit.

Someday Her Prince Will Come:Adorable:Have a great weekend!

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Here's my page for Sketch #70 at Creative Scrappers this week. I used Graphic 45 papers, Prima Say it in Crystals, 7gypsies mini keys, and misc. chipboard letters from Hobby Lobby that I inked with red and black distress ink. Journaling reads: "Nothing makes Caleb happier than spending the day working with Grandpa. He calls Grandpa every morning while eating breakfast and asks Grandpa if he is coming over to work with him. Caleb and Grandpa spent a lot of time this spring working on the electric fence. I'm so glad that Caleb enjoys spending time with Grandpa, and that Grandpa is teaching Caleb everything he knows."

My new craft room is coming right along. Bill is laying the floor today! All that will be left is trim work, and then I can start moving in. I have been spending the weekend packing up all of my scrap stuff in preparation for the move. I'll post pictures when I get it done. Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my husband, the most wonderful man in the world! Anyone who will put up with me for seven years has to be someone special! I created this card with the September Medley kit from Back Porch Memories. Papers are Pink Paislee Amber Road and Bazzill cardstock. The sentiment is an old stamp from my stash. I love how these papers can be used for a masculine card or layout.

I posted an update on my craft room here. It is painted, and the electric work is done. Hopefully, moving on to floors this weekend!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Back Porch Memories September Kit Reveal

I loved working with the Medley kit from Back Porch Memories this month! It was jam packed with products from Pink Paislee, SEI, and My Mind's Eye. Here are the layouts I created.

Making Applesauce:
(This layout was based on a Becky Fleck sketch which you will see in the upcoming Back Porch Memories newsletter.)Best Friends:Tell Me a Story: (This layout was created for the newsletter article, "Layouts in 15 minutes or less")Be sure and check out what the rest of the DT created this month by clicking here.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Teething Bites

I couldn't get that title out of my head the whole time I was working on this page for Sketch #68 at Creative Scrappers. Our sketch this week is by the owner of Creative Scrappers, and my friend, Kristine Davidson. For my page, I used Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers and chipboard stickers, Prima Say it in Crystals, Doodlebug letter stickers, and lace trim. To add a little bit of flair and some more red to the page, I used a scalloped border punch around the top and left side of the kraft paper and added the red cardstock border. Be sure and check out the Creative Scrappers blog to see what the rest of the DT created!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

KnK September Kit Reveal Part 2

Included in the September kit from Kit 'n' Kaboodles is a Heidi Swapp Invisibles chipboard piece. This thing is so cool! It is all white, but you can see a design embossed on it. That design resists coloring mediums like ink and glimmer mist. I used coffee shop glimmer mist on mine. I sprayed the whole piece, and then wiped away the excess with a paper towel which revealed the design. I wanted more of a vintage feel to the page, so I used some papers and items that weren't in the original kit, but everything on this page can either be bought in the KnK store or was included in a past KnK kit. I really like how these Invisibles look, and I need to get some more and play with some more mediums to create different looks!Here's a simple little card I made using the September kit which included these cute ladybugs. I've heard that ladybugs are supposed to bring luck, so I created a "Best of Luck" card. I took the lady bug apart and sprayed the wings with red glimmer mist and painted the body and head with black paint. That's all I have for now! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Cherry On Top Guest Creative Team Member

That's what I am for the month of September! I had the pleasure of working with gorgeous papers from the K&Co. Fall line. Everyone at ACOT is wonderful, and their gallery is full of amazing pages by so many talented scrappers. I am honored to be a part of the team this month! Thank you all for having me! Click here to see the full article and to learn a little bit more about me! Here are the pages I created:

Cream of the Crop
Our Little PumpkinThanksgiving '08