Friday, December 10, 2010

Back Porch Memories December Kit Reveal

It's time again for the monthly kit reveal at Back Porch Memories! I worked with the Medley kit this month which featured product from the following collections: Little Yellow Bicycle - Christmas Delight, BasicGrey - Jovial, and Fancy Pants - Traditions. The Solo kit is absolutely amazing too, and includes Crate Paper's Snow Day collection.
Here's what I created with the Medley kit:
Winter Memories
Snowball Fight - This layout was based on a PageMaps sketch which will be featured in the upcoming Back Porch Memories newsletter.
Meeting Santa - This layout will be featured in the upcoming newsletter article, "Layouts in 15 Minutes or Less".
Happy Holidays card
I hope these get you in the holiday spirit! Be sure and visit the Back Porch Memories gallery to see what the rest of the design team created!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Birds of a Feather December Kit

I am honored to be the guest designer for the month of December at Birds of a Feather! Amy has put together a beautiful kit this month, and it is full of product from Echo Park, Little Yellow Bicycle, Making Memories, and much more!! Be sure to grab your kit now before they sell out! Here's what I created with it:
Be sure and register for the forum (aka the Hen House) to chat with all of the wonderfully talented ladies there and to see the tutorial for the paper poinsettias on my wreath above!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Back Porch Memories Kit, Artist Printers Tray, and Hats!

It's time for the Back Porch Memories kit reveal again! I had the pleasure of working with the gorgeous Medley kit this month which featured Bo Bunny Olivia, October Afternoon Seaside, and BasicGrey Wander. The Solo kit is beautiful this month too with BasicGrey Pyrus. Here's what I created this month with the Medley kit:
I also wanted to share with you what I did with the 7gypsies artist printers tray that my dear friend, Laura, sent to me for my birthday this year. I love how it turned out, and it looks great on my wall! I'm planning on adding a few more little odds and ends, but here it is for now.

I've also been crocheting lots of hats! I'm filling orders as fast as I can, and I'm also making some plans for some new styles and items in my Etsy shop! Christmas is coming, and my hats make great gifts! I'm also making boy hats now too, so be sure to check out my shop! Here are a few of my latest creations:
Please visit my Etsy shop for more!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

You have to check out this brand new kit club!

I am so excited and happy for my friend, Amy, who has just started a brand new scrapbooking kit club, Birds of a Feather! Check out the beautiful November kit which features papers from BasicGrey's Curio collection and Webster's Pages Wonderfall collection. It is also packed with beautiful embellishments including Prima flowers, butterflies, and lace, as well as Webster's pages ruffle trim and vintage sparklers!
Be sure and register on the message board (aka the Hen House) and chat away about scrapbooking, day to day stuff, and several monthly challenges are posted for you! Amy is also looking for guest designers, so if you want a chance to showcase your talent with one of her beautiful kits, be sure to check the new site out! And you better hurry if you want one of the November kits! There are only a few left!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Back Porch Memories September Kit Reveal

The September kits at Back Porch Memories once again do not disappoint! The Medley kit features BasicGrey Olivia, Imaginisce Birthday Bash, and We R Memory Keepers Show and Tell. The Solo kit includes Sassafras Lass Indie Girl collection. Both kits have plenty of cardstock and embellishments to create several pages. I worked with the Medley kit this month, and here's what I created.

This was a fun page to make. I cut out the individual balloons and then used my sewing machine to stitch the strings and made a little bow with the ribbon in the kit to "tie" the strings together.
This page was a fun challenge for me. I don't usually do a ton of journaling on my pages, much less risk ruining a page by journaling directly on the page itself. *gasp* But I really wanted to get this story down on paper before I forgot it, and these WRMK papers were perfect for it!
This page was created for the "Layouts in 15 Minutes or Less" newsletter article. The Prima flowers were not included in the kit.
The kit included two cool birthday candles, and I was wanting to come up with a creative way to use one on a birthday card. This is my silly attempt at a layered birthday cake. I asked my kids if they knew what it was, and they had some difficulty identifying it, so I figured I better clarify lol. I used a rhinestone from the kit and some stickles from my stash to create the "flame".

Be sure and check out the Back Porch Memories Design Team gallery to see what the rest of these talented ladies created!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kit 'n' Kaboodles September Kit Reveal

The summer months can get pretty busy for me as I always do a lot of canning and freezing fresh food from the garden. I put up about 50 quarts of green beans, 150 ears of corn, a few batches of blackerry and raspberry preserves, 30 some odd jars of peach salsa, some sliced peaches for cobblers, and some tomato juice. I am done for now...until next month when I start on apples. Then I'll be making homemade applesauce and apple butter, and I might even freeze some apple pie fillings too. So, you can see why I needed to take a little break from scrapping, but I am happy to report that I have returned to the design team at Kit 'n' Kaboodles!

The September kit is loaded with goodies from Paper Trunk's Krafty Collection, Girl's Paperie die cuts, The Crafty Chronicle by Donna Salazar, and Smooch Spritz! Here are a couple of layouts that I have created with this kit:
Here's a glimpse of the kit:
I love the versatility of this kit. It is great for both boy and girl pages. I created the paper roses on the first page using The Crafty Chronicle and a technique I saw on Stacy Cohen's blog. I used pink bubble gum and candlelight glimmer mists on that page and on the flowers. That's it for me today! Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Back Porch Memories August Kit Reveal

It's time to reveal my creations with the August Medley kit from Back Porch Memories! The Medley kit was packed with goodies from My Mind's Eye, So Sophie, KI Memories, Enchanting, and Echo Park, A Walk in the Park collections. I also bought the embellishment add on kit which included KI Memories dimensional stickers, Jenni Bowlin vintage buttons, and a Cat's Eye chalk ink in popcorn color.

And FYI, the Solo kit features Little Yellow Bicycle, Boardwalk collection! Be sure and visit the Back Porch Memories design team gallery to see what the rest of the team created!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Webster's Pages plus Prima

I've been wanting to scrap these photos ever since I took them. I had a package of Webster's Pages Nature's Storybook papers that were just waiting for the perfect pictures. Throw in some Prima flowers, some lace, a Jenni Bowlin stick pin, and a touch of ribbon, and here's what I got:I also wanted to let you know that I'm doing a contest for my Etsy shop. To win a free hat, become a fan of my FB page, Then invite your friends to become a fan. Leave me a comment saying you have invited your friends, and one random person that leaves a comment will win a free hat of their choice, in any size! Hurry! You only have until 9pm EST tonight to do it!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Back Porch Memories Member Layout Sneak Peeks

You don't want to miss the kits at Back Porch Memories this month! The Solo kit features Bo Bunny Sunkissed papers and coordinating embellishments. The Medley kit includes Cosmo Cricket DeLovely, Bo Bunny Peacock Lane, and October Afternoon Fly a kite, and is also packed with tons of coordinating embellishments too!

I did the member layouts this month. If you are a kit subscriber, you will get a password in your kit to view the entire images of layouts along with the coordinating sketches created by Tami Floyd. Here's a little sneak peek, though, to share with everyone!

I hope everyone is having a great summer! It sure has been a hot one here! Thanks for visiting my blog, and happy scrapping!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Still crocheting!

A couple of new additions to my Etsy shop.My beautiful model:I'll be scrapping that picture for sure! I love it when I can combine my hobbies lol!

And speaking of Etsy shops, please check out my friend, Leslie's Etsy shop! She makes the most adorable hair bows! I love them!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

My latest Etsy addition

Here's the hat I just finished yesterday. I love how this one turned out. I've had a lot of people ask me where I get my patterns. The truth is, I just gather some colors that I think look good together at that moment in time, and I make up the pattern as I go. After the hat is done, I type out the pattern so that I don't forget it the next time I need to use it. For this hat, I had a general idea of how I wanted it to look. After a couple of restarts and some quick math, I finally got it to work out.The hat shown here is size 2T-4T, but can be made in any size you need. Check out my Etsy shop for more information and for the rest of my hats!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010