Friday, September 30, 2011

Pretty Little Things

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I'm referring to the new My Little Shoebox line of course, called "Pretty Little Things" :) I have a LO and card to share, using that line. I really love it...the little girls are so adorable and the colors are just gorgeous.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A to Z about me :)

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A. Age: 33....yeppers

B. Bed size: King

C. Chore that you hate: silly question...shouldn't it be "chore you don't hate"??

D. Dogs: A Toy Fox Terrier who is about to turn 11, and we had him since 6 weeks of age :)

E. Essential start to your day: Red Bull

F. Favorite color: purple

G. Gold or Silver: silver

I. Instruments you play:, just no

J. Job title: psychologist

K. Kids: DD (7) and DS (2)

L. Live: Delaware

M. Mother’s name: Elaine

N. Nicknames: Don't think I have any

O. Overnight hospital stays: Just after giving DD birth

P. Pet peeves: slow drivers

Q. Quote from a movie: Say hello to my little friend....I used to have a t-shirt that said that, with an arrow pointing to the tummy - wore it while pregnant with lots of compliments :)

R. Right or left handed: right

S. Siblings: a younger brother

U. Underwear: Victoria's their undies :)

V. Vegetable you hate: cooked carrots

W. What makes you run late: DS being a 2 year old...we'll see what I say after he turns 3

X. X-Rays you’ve had: lungs

Y. Yummy food that you make: pasta

Z. Zoo animal: elephant

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

That many moments ago

Hi everyone, just wanted to share a LO - I scrapped a pic of me with my grandparents. The "Velvet Ensemble" pp by Kaisercraft was just perfect for this photo. The colors, the mood of it, everything - very vintage. The wooden cherries are also by Kaisercraft - they always have the cutest wooden embellies :) I created this for the Kaisercraft sketch challenge they have every week.

And some close-ups:

And here is the awesome sketch I used provided by Kaisercraft:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Beautiful Scrapmatts

I have 3 projects to share today - my monthly projects for Scrapmatts for September. The theme of the month was Spring... they're in Australia, so it totally makes sense :) It was nice to scrap some Spring LO's just as we're getting into Fall here. So here they are...first up, I have "Spring Dream", using the gorgeous Butterfly Garden by Pink Paislee...still love that collection! The frame, the butterflies, and the word "Dream" are all Scrapmatts.

Next up, I have "Drawing Mommy", using My Little Shoebox pp - I love how a 12x12 sheet can allow you to fit and entire story's worth of pics on it. The really cute birds standing on top of each other are Scrapmatts - I covered them in pp.

And my 3rd LO is using Harmonie pp - I still love that wood grain pp from Fable De La Fontaine, from winter 2011. I added in the new "Shabby Love" line for the pretty pink. The fence and the butterflies are Scrapmatts. I love how the fence came out painted with crackle paint.

Friday, September 23, 2011

I love you Graphic 45 :)

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Hello all, today I have the great pleasure of showcasing the brand new Paper Lovelies October kit!! It was certainly perfection - you get the entire Graphic 45 "An ABC Primer" line, plus other embellies. I made 2 layouts.

First up, "An ABC Primer"....yep, that's me!

And the second LO is DD on the first day of school a few weeks ago:

For this 2nd LO, I had to adjust the photo's colors in Picasa. The colors in the original photo were too bright and modern, so I had to "antique" it a bit...see:


Edited version:

Kind of cool, right? :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lots to share!

*** Scroll down to yesterday's post for info on my TWO HUGE giveaways!!***

So today, I have a couple different projects to share...both involve Punky Sprouts and both involve exchanges with other companies :) Curious yet? Read on...

First up, is a LO for my monthly Punky Sprouts project. We had a product exchange with Paper Trunk (they were soooo generous and sent us a ton of gorgeous goodies!). To have fun with the exchange, we're sharing all the projects on the Punky Sprouts blog(today is my day) and the Paper Trunk blog. If you go there, and collect the "secret" word each day, you can enter to win some fun goodies, so be sure to play along!

I decided to use the "Rockabilly" collection. I used the paper, the metal flair, and the laser-cut chipboard from the collection. For the letters "Ms." I used the "Billy" alphabet by Paper Trunk. I also used canvas roll-up flowers by Punky Sprouts and canvas banners by Punky Sprouts (which I used as a banner up top, as well as to make the two leaves for the larger roll-up flower). I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Stains to color the flowers and banners - because the stain is so wet, it made the canvas very wet and pliable, which made it easier to manipulate and gave it an even more distressed feel. The Paper Trunk flair buttons make a perfect center for Punky Sprouts rolled flowers. And I think putting eyelets in the banner gave it a little bit more of a finished, detailed feel.

Ok, now on to my second project for today. Prepare for a ton of pics :) This one is for My Little Shoebox, using the "Pretty Little Things" line. The DT got goodies from Punky Sprouts! LOL I chose to participate because one can never have too many Punky Sprouts goodies! I got the Trunk Punky mini to play with, and I made a Spring 2011 mini album.