Saturday, March 27, 2010

KnK April Kit Creations

I am loving this beautiful April kit from Kit 'n' Kaboodles! It features papers from Prima, Little Yellow Bicycle, and Bo Bunny, and they all coordinate beautifully together! I've also been having fun with my new Bosskut Gazelle!

For my first page, I used the Gazelle to cut the paper flowers and the loopy borders. I used rub ons from the kit to add the date to the top right corner of the page and the butterflies. I love the lace trim and the flower stick pins in this kit too!
I am also loving the latest trend - banners! I've been seeing them on pages created by some of my favorite scrappers like Jana Eubank and Virginia Tillery, and I couldn't wait to give it a try. I used my Gazelle to cut diamond shapes and then folded them over some DMC floss to create this banner. I think you will be seeing more of these on my pages soon! They are so much fun!That's it for me today! I hope you have a great weekend and happy scrapping!

Monday, March 15, 2010

More hats for sale in my Etsy shop!

I have listed a few more crocheted hats in my Etsy shop! All of my hats are made with super soft acrylic yarn in a clean, smoke free, and pet free home. I make all of my hats as they are ordered, so please allow 3 weeks to receive your order. I also take custom orders too!

Don't forget to join my Facebook Fan Page! That's where you will find updates on new items, and I've already done a few giveaways! I'll be doing more giveaways and special offers only to my Facebook fans again soon! I'm giving away a free hat to a random fan for every 100 fans I get!Check out my Etsy shop to see more! And tell all of your friends about it too!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A little bit more with the KnK March kit

Here are a couple more pages that I created using the beautiful March kit from Kit 'n' Kaboodles, featuring papers from Shabby Green Door's On the Wings of a Dream collection.

Just Chillin' at the Park: This page was a scraplift of a page by my friend, Laura. She issued a fun challenge in the forum to choose one of her layouts and scraplift it. You can see her page here. Here's my take on it:This Man is Her Hero: A piece of 12x12 white self adhesive canvas was included in the kit this month. I used a piece of it to mat my photo on this page, and then unraveled the edges to give it a worn fabric look. I have been scrapping a lot of older pictures lately. Hopefully my kids will get out of their run from the camera phase soon, and the weather gets nicer so we can get outside and get some new pictures!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Back Porch Memories March Kit Reveal

The March kits at Back Porch Memories are beautiful! The Solo kit features papers from the Reminisce Unwritten collection. They are so vibrant and fun! The Medley kit includes Upsy Daisy Vogue, My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary, and Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety. I had the pleasure of working with the Medley kit this month, and this is what I came up with:

Be Happy
A Wii Bit Obsessed (This layout is for the BPM newsletter article, "Layouts in 15 Minutes or Less")
And here's a birthday card I whipped up. I used the mini bags that came in the kit to make a pocket for a gift card.Be sure and check out the Back Porch Memories gallery to see what the rest of the incredibly talented design team created!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

My scrap space - a work in progress

As many of you know, we finished our garage last year, and added on to the front of the house, creating two new rooms plus another much needed bathroom. The finished garage space has become a play room for the kids which I love since their toys are now out of our living room! The new addition is my craft room, again removing all of that stuff from the living room, so that now we all have our own space for everything! I finally have furniture in my craft room, but nothing on the walls yet, hence, it is a work in progress, but I wanted to share some pictures of what my room looks like so far. I bought the trestle desk from, and I am completely in love with it! I still want to get a braided rug and a new chair. The chair I'm using actually belongs with our dining room table. My sewing table is an old sofa table that I bought several years ago and had stored in the basement for a while. I bought the white Jetmax cubes 1/2 off at Michael's. Good lighting was a must have, so in addition to the light/fan in the middle of the room, we added track lighting to three of the four walls. I'm instantly happy when I walk into this room! I can't wait to get some things up on the wall to make it even more cozy. I'm still tweaking it and rearranging things and getting it just the way I want it, but it is so much better than the tiny corner of the living room that I was creating in. So there you have it! A peek into my creative space! I hope you enjoyed this little virtual tour!

Bunny Hop Crop Today and Blog Hop!

Kit 'n' Kaboodles and Creativity Boutique are teaming up today for a day long crop on the KnK message board. The fun starts at 9am EST. Challenges, games, mini classes, and prizes are on the agenda! We would love for you to join us!

If you are visiting my blog for the Kreative Kaboodles Blog Hop, the word you are looking for is:


I'm all about making this easy lol. Next up on the blog hop is Jules. To get to the beginning of the blog hop, go to the Kreative Kaboodles blog for instructions. Happy scrapping!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March KnK Kit Creations

If you haven't seen the March kit at Kit 'n' Kaboodles, rush over there now and check it out! Kudos to my fellow KnK design team member, Amy, for designing this month's gorgeous kit! This is my first experience with Shabby Green Door products, and I can definitely say that it won't be my last. I am in love! Here's a layout and a card that I whipped up with this kit:I created the layered flower by spraying the different layers with glimmer mist. I punched butterflies out of the transparent sheet music paper and used the beads as the body of the butterfly. I sort of draped the rest of the beads around the picture, creating a butterfly trail.I did a little cut work for this card, and I stamped the sentiment across the banner. I used glimmer mist again on the flower. That's it for me today! I hope you all have a great day! Happy scrapping!