Thursday, August 30, 2012

♥ August Kit The Story Begins ♥

good afternoon.  i wanted to share with you some recent cards created with the August Kit over at Scraptastic Kit Club The August Kit is filled with the gorgeous Echo Park Everyday Eclectic, and it is so happy, fun and just plain gorgeous.  the colors make me so happy as i have shared with you before.

hello friend card
(flat/mailable card)

 hello my love card


thankful card

isn't this kit just filled with happy?  also!  the new kits go on sale on september 1st and you don't want to miss them!

thank you for all your incredibly sweet notes, they have made my week. it was a tough one with my youngest going to the ER and then my doggie having emergency surgery with a torn foot.....thank you for your notes, they make my day every day, and i thank you!

hugs & so much love!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

♥ party goodie bags, tags & a card ♥

Good morning everyone!  it's my day on the MME blog and i was excited to share one of my favorite things to create when we get ready to celebrate a party at the house....goodie bags and goodie straws.  I don't like to purchase the themey ones because the kids seem to just crumple them up quickly or leave them behind, but every time I create their own personal little goodie bags filled with a fun treat they get really excited.

For today's post, I created tags for goodie straws and some goodie bags to place some fun little "finds" in.  I try to buy my "goodie bags" on clearance when I see sales at Target and Dept. Stores, because they are so fun to "pretty up" with MME papers and embellies later.

First, I cut the ribbons from the bags.  They had cute pink ribbons that would be fine for my daughter's parties with friends, but I decided twine and MME supplies would make them a whole lot cuter for their get together, more girly, feminine and just plain fun.

Then, I created tags for each one of the hard plastic straws.  I like to create little tags because they look so cute on the straws and you could easily dress up a place setting with just a tag.

 As you can see, in no time at all (using MME supplies I had on hand) I had a set of straws and goodie bags ready for my daughter's next little get together. It's always better to drink Strawberry Fizzies out of a fancy straw! ;)

Supplies:The Sweetest Thing: 6 x 6 pad, Happy title, Wood and Chip buttons, Decorative Brads, Together Decorative Tape, Together stickers, Misc: Cuttlebug butterfly die, heart doily, Cameo cut-file sentiments

also, i posted my first card class using the August The Story Begins Kit at Scraptastic Kit Club

here's the card we created using the gorgeous kit

hello card

 i hope you'll stop by and join us, it's EVERY monday and it's a place you can post YOUR cards too.

thank you so much for the sweet texts and notes about my son, you are the greatest of friends!  he's doing much better today and back at school, fingers crossed for no problems or phone calls....wink :)
have a great tuesday everyone!
hugs & so much love♥

Monday, August 27, 2012

♥ oa color challenge ♥

i'm sorry for the late post today, i received the dreaded school phone calls saying that my youngest "my crash" had tripped going down the stairs on the jungle gym playground and hit his head on the metal arm rail.  his eyes weren't dilating properly, he had a headache and the nurse wasn't real comfortable taking no actions since his eyes weren't dilating correctly.  i came, picked him up and away to the ER we went.  thank God he doesn't have a concussion (went through my first one of those with my daughter last year) and his eyes are starting to return to normal.  my little guy, he can make me swallow hard, real hard, just putting his arms around me, giving me a big kiss on the cheek and saying "i'm ok mama"....yep, almost lost it then.  we had lunch and it was the best cheeseburger he ever ate (so i believe)

today i was up with Mou on the OA blog.  she challenged us with a color challenge today and it was so inspiring and fun

Image from Design Seeds via Pinterest 

isn't that amazing?  love it, every last sprinkle of it.

i decided to create a card using the Woodland Park line, i love the colors and design of this line and was really excited to see what i could come up with using it.

i love all the chip and stick elements, the stickers, the patterns, the colors, it makes me truly happy

i hope you'll stop by the blog and see the adorable card that she created for this challenge

also, today was my last post for My Scrapbook Nook.  as you may have read, the 'Nook will be closing it's doors at the end of September.  pam and leah are ready for new adventures in their lives, adventures they have prayed over and prepared for during the last few months, and they will be retiring.  it is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to our "home away from home".  

so i decided to make my last monday CARDS challenge a sketchy one.  there are papers and elements in this kit that would work so well with the sketch and i hope it inspires all of you.

and here is my card using the August kit


i hope you'll stop by the 'Nook forum and see the other gorgeous cards the dt created


we had our 2nd anniversay birthday blog hop over at Scraptastic Kit Club this weekend and what amazing comments, thank you ALL so much, i am honored and so humbled, thank you.

my winner of the washi tape is.......

#34 who is

Danni, your cards are so gorgeous, as always! You work magic with paper every.single.time. I'd love to win some of that cute washi!

HUGE congratulations!!   please pm me your snail mail becky so i can get the info over to jessica, and she can send your washi tape out to you. 

thank you ALL for your sweet comments and your friendship, it means the world to me.

hugs & so much love!

Friday, August 24, 2012

♥ Scraptastic is turning TWO ♥

and in order to celebrate, we are having a birthday blog HOP.  you should have arrived from cristal's blog and if you didn't you can start the blog hop HERE

 the Scraptastic kit club is a monthly scrap booking kit club.  you do not have to be a member to purchase and enjoy our kits. the kits are loaded with the latest and greatest products in the scrapping industry, always balanced and creatively designed to help you in your creative journey.  we off non-commitment monthly subscriptions, check out our website for all the details here.  every month we offer 2 different kits with their own coordinating add-on for you to choose from.  the newest addition to the kit line-up is the monthly stamp add-on.

here are the sneak peeks for the upcoming september kits

just beachy sneak

noted sneak

i am so incredibly honored to have been asked to join the team at Scraptastic and am looking forward to the year ahead.  we have lots of BIG things planned and we can't wait to enjoy all the fun together.

 i have created a couple of cards for today's hop using the AUGUST kit

the story begins kit

 isn't it happy, fun and gorgeous all rolled into one?  love it

 love, love the patterned paper in this kit and the stickers and embellies....swooon!


love that jessica put in TWO colors of twine

 smile card


inside of card

aren't those colors delish?

 the prizes and hop deets:

  • each DT member will choose one winner from their personal blogs to win an amazing assortment of washi tape from freckled fawn
  • one random winner from those that unscramble the letters to spell a word and email their word to:, will be drawn to receive a 3-month subscription of the gorgeous kits

AND, if that wasn't enough chances to win

  • for an additional chance to win a 3-month subscription to the kits, tell all of your scrappy friends to follow us on our FACEBOOK page, have them post on our wall, who sent them over, once we reach 1,500 fans, we'll pick one lucky winner to receive a free 3-month subscription.  if you'd like an extra entry into the contest, you can make our new "I heart Scraptastic Club" blinkie your Facebook profile pic, just pop on over to Scraptastic Facebook page to show us your new look

 leaving comments on the DT personal blogs is optional, but the more comments you leave, the more chances to win one of the many prizes.

to be eligible to win the washi prize assortment below, just leave a comment on my blog here by 
Sunday, August 26th 11:59 pm EST.

your next stop on the hop is heather's blog you don't want to miss her incredible project

thank you for hopping with us, celebrating our 2nd birthday and for all the friendship!
hugs & so much love!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

♥ CupCards to Go Aug reveal ♥

 good morning (or early afternoon)  today i get to share with you the newest kit from CupCards to Go 
the August kit is named Petunia and it's gorgeous.  this kit is filled with gorgeous summer CHA releases adn the most amazing embellies....swoon!

and here are the cards i created with this kit (pic heavy post)

friend to friend card
(loved the streamer trim in the kit, was fun to add to the cards and twist up, makes it feel like a party)

 you make me happy card
(cut a sentiment from my Cameo and used the gorgeous doily sticker in the kit)

 just a note card
(this is a flat/mailable card that you could create using scraps and the incredibly fun sentiment tags in the kit)

sending lots of love card
love the pink pom-pom trim in this kit and the gorgeous flowers, sentiments, and papers

special friend card
(created this card using the amazing sticker pebbles that come in the kit, looove them)

for my wonderful friend card

(love these pebbles, a lot! )

 you and me card
(love pie charts and wanted to use the negative on this one for this card)

a little birdie told me card
(the lace.....swooon!)

fabulous friend card
(another negative pie chart and these amazing little sentiment tags....they're shimmery and so beautiful)

for you card
(what would a set of my cards be without at least one butterfly to speak of? so i made it the focal...giggle)

and this month's sketch

 we can't wait to see what you will do with the kit.  don't wait though, it's limited and these are sure to go fast.  make sure to check out the incredible designer gallery here for more inspiration

thank you for visiting me.  and please check back saturday for the 2nd anniversary BLOG HOP over at Scraptastic Kit Club  this is an AMAZING place to be and the new kits are just gorgeous.

hugs & so much love!