Tuesday, February 23, 2010

{my little 2nd shooter...

my sweety little niece {j}...


Monday, February 22, 2010

{the anxiety has began to set in...

...with now only 5 weeks left in my pregnancy I'm starting to have so many emotions about it all...worried about the house not being done, anxious to meet the little squirrel who has been keeping me up at night, tears, crabbiness....oh boy my poor hubby has been dealing with it all lately...
...so, what else to do but to scrapbook about it!


Cosmo Cricket: Material Girl & Chipboard letters

Saturday, February 20, 2010

{he's rockin the beer shades...

Had lots of fun last night at Scrapaganza's crop night....really tired today, but it was nice to have a night of fun chattin with Penny, my mom & my sis. Also got to see lots of other fun scrappy gals I've gotten to know too!

My first layout was for Studio Calico's Sunday Sketch. The original layout was from the amazingly talented Lisa Truesdell {aka gluestick girl}...she's one of my many "scrap crushes"...


I'm also lovin these gals lately...
Jennifer Johner
Karen Mataraza {akaliz}
Kimmi Achord
...just to name a few.

Who rocks your socks off these days???

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

{xyron creatopia + fabric = one quick & easy home decor piece...

If you haven't checked out the new Creatopia by Xyron, go check it out! There is a video HERE and please put your vote in for this awesome product!

And now for that quick & easy home decor project...

Using the Xyron Creatopia and the fabric cartridge, run a piece of your favorite fabric through.



...and now switching to the Cutz cartridge make your edge cuts...
{I left the film on the top from the adhesive and it cut through all the layers like butter!}

...remove the film & the backing sheet from the adhesive and adhere to your cardstock...

...add the stitching {I used the Xyron design runner}, photograph, buttons, & rubons...

...frame it and you're all set! So simple!

Monday, February 15, 2010

{TSM March sneaks....

....are up over at The Story Matters! Can you believe it's sneak time already? You're gonna LOVE this next kit!

My sneaks:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

{Chillin out...new Moxxie line...

Love the fun colors in the new "Chillin Out" line by Moxxie...


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

{Finally... my "one little word"...

I have been thinking for over a month about my "one little word" for 2010.
{Balance} is definately something I am going to have to learn to master this year.




Loved the "no photo" layout created by the awesome Sasha over at Shabby Chic Crafts during love week and just had to give it a shot! It was fun {and challenging} not to add a photo on there!
Be sure and head on over to The Story Matters for a sketch challenge I am hosting too!

Friday, February 5, 2010

{It's the day...It's the day!!!

It's the big day over at The Story Matters with our first kit going up for sale at 10am!

And that means I get to share my layouts...whoot! whoot!

This was my first layout that I did when I got the kit...loved the vintage goodness and oh, those homemade buttons!!!

for the yellow on this one, I punched from the Imaginisce stamp package...

Love the vintage Mother Goose book page that comes with the kit! Perfect for my nieces pics. {I cut out the center so that I wouldn't waste the middle of the page and can use it later!}
{The polka dot half circles are the backs of the Graphic 45 Die Cut Domestic Goddess Alpha's...I used this sheet for lots of different things on my layouts!}

For my "losing site" layout I added a few different colors of cardstock from my stash and it totally changes the look! Love how versatile this kit is!

A simple page using bits and pieces...love that Imaginisce stamp!

and my last layout...I added a piece of turquoise cardstock & misting to make the colors in the kit pop in a different way...

A super simple card...

and a little sign for my laundry room...

ETA: The only reason I didn't play with the Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder is because my heat gun is in storage right now. As soon as I can I WILL be playing with that powder!

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with using this great kit!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

{TSM...02.05.10...be there!

...I am so excited about the new {The Story Matters} kit! The reveal is Friday 02.05.10 so be sure and be there at 10am {CST} Friday to get your kit ordered!

All the details can be found HERE and HERE.


The designers they have put together are beyond amazing and I am so excited to be a part of this team!

Angela Ploegman
Penny Smith
Candi Ladwig
Bree Tetz
Shelley Haganman
Tania Willis
Andrea Wiebe
Lain Ehmann
Michelle St. Clair
Amy Coose
Kim Garner

Don't forget to stop by each of the gals' blogs and then head on back to TSM for a chance to win a prize!

Monday, February 1, 2010

{kickin off love week...

Hey, all!
I'm kickin off Love Week over at Shabby Chic Crafts today!
Head on over to check out the full reveal from my sneaks in my last post!

This ones my fav and makes me laugh everytime I look at it. :0)
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