Monday, April 30, 2012

♥ two MME tutorials ♥

good afternoon.  i had to change my "greeting" as i didn't get a chance to actually post this tutorial this morning.  i am sorry for the delay, i have one kiddo home not feeling well and i was on mommy-care.  he's resting comfortably now and hopefully i can get this posted before he wakes up.

today is my "official" first post up on the MME blog.  i was asked to share my cards, individually, and i have received several questions about the burlap heart that i thought it might help a little to put together a 5-step tutorial so you can get a "visual" of what i have tried to describe.  

since i created a new burlap heart for the 5-step tutorial, i decided to go ahead and create a second part tutorial using the new burlap heart and the new MME Indie Chic--Nutmeg line of papers and embellies to create an any-occasion card for a family member

family is card
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here is a 4-step tutorial to embellish the burlap heart created in 

i used the paper, shown below, to begin layering and embellishing the burlap heart
(please click pics to see the tutorial images and instructions up-close)


i hope the tutorial helps to "visualize" what i have been trying to describe.  i would love to see your embellished burlap hearts if you decide to give on a try.

thank you for all your sweet notes about the cards and the heart, each one has {hugged} my heart.

hugs & so much love♥

Friday, April 27, 2012

♥ pinch me kind of news to share ♥

good morning.
today, i have the most amazing privilege of sharing with you the news that i have been asked to join the design team over at My Mind's Eye.  i am beyond honored and thrilled for this incredible opportunity and blessing.  i absolutely love their products from the rich colors to the amazing brads, the lines make me swoon and i create with their products until the very last "scrap" has a home.  i thank everyone at MME for this opportunity.  i look forward to creating with such an amazing and inspiring team and look forward to sharing with you my love of their gorgeous products.
i am blessed and oh so thankful.

  i was so happy to receive the most amazing box of all the newest lines being released now.
Indie Chic, On the Sunny Side, and Nostalgia  are classic MME, rich colors, gorgeous patterns, incredible embellies and oh so versatile.

it was really hard to decide which lines to share with you today, so i decided since this is a very "sunny" day for me, i would start with On the Sunny Side.  this line has gorgeous blues, reds, oranges and the cuuuutest layered stickers and chipboard embellies.  i had so much fun dressing up the chipboard and layered embellies and it will be so much fun for summer.  i have a TON of ideas for this line and know you will too, it's happy, it's summery, it's perfect♥

 (click pics to enlarge)


i punched circles from this paper

and gave them dimension by adhering them using 3-D tape



  Indie Chic is absolutely GORGEOUS and there are no pictures that could truly do it justice.  the colors are so rich and so beautiful and all the embellishments make me so happy, from the fun banners to the buttons and brads, it makes creating so, so much fun.

the minute i opened the dt box, the ideas were flowing, and i can not wait to fill this blog with lots of cards and creations using these lines.  the first pack i decided to work with was the Indie Chic Nutmeg papers and embellies.  This is technically a more masculine line with the embellies and such but i loved the colors too much to stick with a masculine theme, these papers are so versatile and gorgeous on their own that i played with some feminine-themed cards.

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i cut the beautiful roses from this paper and layered them with 3-D tape (i looove this paper)

 thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me share with you, for your sweet comments, friendship and shared inspiration♥
hugs and love

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

♥ snap happy ♥

good morning everyone♥ 

 i am very happy i get to announce last week's OA 9 to 5 BLOG HOP winner. 

 the random winner will be receiving a 9 to 5 flower sack 
pictured below

and the winner is......

Perfect card! Love the fussy-cutting you did from these cute papers. I think she'll really appreciate the card.
TFS, and thanks for the chance to win!

 congratulations Cynthia B!  please send me your snail mail addy so OA can get the flower sack sent right out to you.
thank you to everyone who joined in for the hop!  your comments were so sweet and made my day.  we are having another hop next week (shhhhhh) so i hope you'll come back and join us.

until then, what would a post be without at least one new creation in it?  not a good one if you ask me....giggle. 

snap happy card
(click pics to enlarge)

i cut my banner directly from THIS paper

 i love the "camera by American Crafts" cut file for my Cameo

papers used:

again congratulations Cynthia, please send me your snail mail addy so we can get your flower sack out to you!


there is a new MAY KIT SPECIAL over at My Scrapbook Nook 
being offered for new subscription members this month

 Join in May and receive June KIT for FREE along w/a FREE June Grab Bag. You only pay the shipping for your free kit and grab bag!!!! You will also receive another free kit after 12 paid months!!!
that's TWO FREE kits and a grab bag when you sign up for 12 months!!!!!

hugs and love♥