Monday, February 27, 2012

♥ {heart} wide open spaces ♥

i wanted to share with you a couple more cards i created with the FEB 'NOOK kit
i love, love this kit filled with the fun October Afternoon Sasparilla line. and today i received my box from OA filled with all the gorgeous embellies, album and stamps, i am in love.

hey card

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circle background cut with my Cameo

{heart} wide open space card

love to cut the strips from the manufacturer strips to use on cards and layouts.

cards supplies:

FEB My Scrapbook Nook kit

Silhouette Cameo

Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock

also! there is the most amazing special right now for new subs to the MARCH 'Nook kit

purchase a subscription to the 'Nook Kits
and receive your gorgeous MARCH kit , a Valentine Kit {$30.00 value, while supplies last, when they are gone, new subscribers will receive a December Kit} and MARCH GRAB bag {shown below}



seriously wow, right? don't wait to order yours, only available while supplies last.

thank you for visiting me today


Saturday, February 25, 2012

♥you are my i love you♥

i have to share this gorgeous kit collage pic that the amazingly talented LG
put together of the MARCH My Scrapbook Nook kit.

isn't that just spring-dropping WOW?

and i've been creating with this kit again. i can not tell you how i love this kit.

i love you book quote frame

(i have framed this wonderful book quote using a 3-way frame from Michael's. these are absolutely my favorite frames for all things scrapbooking)

and some details of the amazing rubs, alphas, buttons and papers in this kit

i also used my new Dear Lizzy stamp on this layout, i love, love this stamp so much

i hope you are enjoying spring-like weather where you are. i am going to go out and enjoy a little bit of it with my daughter. a couple of bikes and the pavement are calling us.

thank you for visiting me.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

oh the march 'Nook kit

i am so absolutely smitten with the MARCH Nook Kit. it is filled with the gorgeous MME Miss Caroline CHA winter 2012 release. i feel like i could create and create with it. it is filled with gorgeous colors and fun patterns from wood grain, gorgeous flowers, butterflies to lace doilies...swoooon.

i have just begun creating with it but would like to share a card and tag with you.

my favorite things about you card

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i used the MARCH main kit and the MARCH grab bag add-on kit

there is an entire sheet of gorgeous

and here is a tag i created for jessy's tag challenge here

what goes up and never comes down? tag


inside zipper pull reads:

your age! happy birthday!

i hope you'll check out the amazing MARCH kit, all new subscribers receive the grab bag add-on for FREE (a $28 value)

thank you for visiting me today.


outside the box

i'm thinking outside the box that is :)

i was support for Vivian's "theme/untheme challenge" this week.
vivian and i created two cards each for the challenge and i hope you'll come check out this fun challenge on the OA Blog and upload yours in our Flickr Gallery.

here are the cards i created using the new Woodland Park line

my traditional-themed card "springy/outdoors"

hi there card

details of all the fun journal stickers

and my "un-themed" card

i decided to create a baby card using the journal card with those two cuuuute bunnies, one looking much more like a mama bunny

bundle of joy card

details of the cuuuute little bunnies

i hope you'll check out the challenge and play along too.



Friday, February 17, 2012

quilty love♥

hello. with a break in the weather i thought i would pop in and share a couple of layouts created with the FEB NOOK KIT filled with gorgeous October Afternoon Sasparilla and the FEB GRAB BAG (free for subscribers). both layouts were inspired by the Designer Showcase over at My Scrapbook Nook right now filled with gorgeous inspiration. you have to check out the amazing quilted designs, so much fun.

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my silly boy layout

i cut the title using the Cameo (enabler alert!!!! i LOVE the Cameo)

different swatches for the design

even stitched a quilt swatch right onto the background

and another layout using a background pp and only a couple of strips of "quilt pattern" to highlight the pp

cute, creative smart & happy layout

i hope you will join us over at the Nook with this fun challenge. you have to check out all the other designs popping up in the thread here

have a great weekend everyone.


Monday, February 13, 2012

playing with the cameo

and some scraps today.
my sweet hubby purchased the Cameo for my Valentine's/birthday present. my hubby has offered to purchase any/all electronic machines as they were released, but i have been quite content with my Cuttlebug.
i was not been interested in purchasing cartridges, as expensive as they were, for only a couple of images that i would be able to use. so, when they released the Cameo, with the online store allowing you to purchase one image at a time, i was sold and hubby purchased it.
am i spoiled or what? i think so ;)

so, i have been playing with this fun, new machine, and loving it.

here's the new download i purchased and used on this card

4 x 6 life cards

they are fabulous if you are thinking of purchasing them.

and here's the card i created with the chevron strips from the life card.

get well soon card

i decided to use a double-sided pp, one that would be fun to flip the chevrons on the card. i stitched the blue chevrons to add some detail before adhering the flowers.

card ingredients:

Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
American Crafts Peachy Keen pp
Pebbles 3-d Floral Lane floral stickers
Papertrey Ink stamp & fresh snow ink
buttons from stash
Singer thread

thanks for visiting me today, i'm off to put together the rest of the kids valentine goodies for their classrooms.

my youngest is sharing these cuuuute valentines

Super Hero Lollipop Valentines

he's been cutting out all the capes and is really excited. but the masks are a little trickier, so mom's going to give those a go.

happy monday♥

Friday, February 10, 2012

hello again.

just called to say hello.

(that Neil Diamond song came to mind as i began to type the words, silly huh?)

last year i decided, after lots of prayer, and with a lot of support from my dts, to take a blogging/creating break for personal/family reasons. i won't bore you with details, but i really needed to do it to adjust to some big changes for all of us.

over the last year, i slowly resumed creating and am creating full time once again and loving it, probably more than ever. during the last year, i received emails from wonderful friends and acquaintances inquiring if and when i would resume blogging. i have to share that those emails and friendship have meant the world to me, and i thank you with all my heart.

so i hope you'll visit me, share your thoughts, friendship, inspiration and stories with me.

and, what would a blog post be without at least a card, two or four? :)

with valentine's day on tuesday, i thought it would be fun to share a couple of valentine cards with you. i hope you'll share links to some you have created, i would really love to come and visit you too.

love you card

card ingredients:
Bazzill Cardstock
Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Papertrey Ink button twine
Papertrey Ink buttons
Papertrey Ink Stamps
Papertrey Ink Fresh Snow Ink
heart doily
Singer white and red thread
Silhouette Cameo
love you thought bubble

i heart you card

card ingredients:
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select Cardstock
October Afternoon Woodland Park patterned papers, journal tags and mini market alphas
button from stock
Singer white thread

i l♥ve you card

card ingredients:
Papertrey Ink Stamper's Select Cardstock
Crate Paper Paper Hearts Card Kit
Technique Tuesday Stamp
Martha Stewart Punch All over the Page Butterfly Punch
buttons from stash
Singer white thread

and one for the guys too

i just love you card

Papertrey Ink Kraft Cardstock
Crate Paper Paper Hearts Card Kit
Technique Tuesday Stamp
EK Success Zig Zag Punch
Heart Punch
Singer thread

thank you for visiting me. i hope you have a fun and creative weekend!