Sunday, August 28, 2011
Main Kit + Pep Squad + Debate Team + White Mister Huey + JBS Cough Syrup Paint + Amy Tan Sticker Book + JBS Lemon Drop Paint + Tiny Attacher
I had fun with my Slice on the layout above...been wanting to chop up a bunch of squares for awhile lol. LOVE the exclusive American Crafts Thickers in the Main kit!! The Amy Tan books WILL BE RESTOCKED...watch the Message Board for info!!
Main Kit + Debate Team + White Zing + VersaMark Ink + Thespians + JBS Lemon Drops Paint
I never did a layout confessing the way I freaked out when I snapped this picture of Allie on her 12th birthday this year...so here it is. :) Couldn't help stitching around those circles on the SC Exclusive Patterned Paper!!
Main Kit + Pep Squad + White Mister Huey + Amy Tan Sticker Book + Thespians + White Zing + VersaMark Ink + Debate Team
Oh my...this photo.
And see the AWESOME banner stamp from Thespians?!
Make sure to check out the rest of the Gallery...SO much goodness this month!!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
here we go :)
fun with my Slice.
fun with White Zing, the way cool stamp in the Main and my sewing machine.
fun with the Amy Tan sticker book. (coming to the Shop)
more fun with the White Zing + Sass for SC border stickers.
make sure to check back for more details after the 28th!!
**SIDE NOTE: BRAND NEW, CHA-SUMMER Studio Calico/Hero Arts Stamps just in at 2peas!!!
Including my fave...
grab them before they're gone!!
Monday, August 22, 2011
for the Studio Calico Boardwalk kit:
Looks like I stopped by on the right day! ;) Love the colors in this kit, and I can't wait to try out the chalkboard goodies! Thanks for a shot at it.
August 19, 2011 11:39 AM
(and everyone else for entering!!)
Angela, i'm shooting you an email right now!
Friday, August 19, 2011
What a GREAT kit for summer pages...and with several exclusive items from Crate Paper, Sassafras & Studio Calico along with BRAND NEW items (just released last month!) from American Crafts and Pink Paislee, it's sure to be a hit when you sit down to use it!
I fell in LOVE with the chalkboard stickers...and you can see the layouts I made with this kit HERE. I grabbed the Add-On Patterned Paper pack shown below...just to give me a few more options with color. (LOVE the red!)
You are able to enter at every blog you land on that has posted the giveaway...but in an effort to share the goods, you may only win one time. (if we happen upon a duplicate winner after the names are pulled, we'll choose another) Most of our DT is participating, so try your luck at winning!!
Enter until Monday evening at 6PM EST...I'll pull a winner and post then!!
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Tuesday, August 09, 2011
mini album, baby.
assembly line style.
wallet sized pics.
one line of product to minimize decision making.
here's what i came up with...
Supplies: JBS Malted Milk Ink + JBS paints (Chewing Gum + Lemon Drops) + Stampin' Up! Going Grey Ink + EK Success Chinese Knot Border Punch + Studio Calico Countryside Die Cut Tags + Cherry Divine Twine + SC Countryside Papers + SC rub-ons (Phrase + Butterfly) + SC Alphabet Stickers + SC Mister Huey (Clover + Bonny Blue + Piglet) + SC Wood Veneer (Hearts + Butterflies) + SC Label Stickers + American Crafts Zing! (Powder Blue + Leaf Green) + SC Months of the Year Stamps + VersaMark Ink
The recipe is SUPER SIMPLE.
- Print 8-9 wallet-sized photos for each month of the year you're reviewing...I edged all of mine with paint, because I love how it looks.
- My album is 8x8...so I cut down all of my base papers to that size prior to assembly.
- Stamp months of the year along the left side of every left page. I used a neutral grey, and whatever month I was focusing on, embossed that specific month with Zing Powder.
- Eyeball where the photos should go, and then glue those suckers down!
- Add journaling.
I know from traveling this year, teaching at CKC Events, that many folks out there aren't really comfortable with 'eyeball-ing' anything, lol. As Nike would say...JUST DO IT. Really, it's ok! You can see from these images that my photos overlap and each page looks different than the next...even though the general theme is carried throughout the entire album. I also mixed up lots of black/white with color photos...IT'S ALL GOOD!
Another common theme...FEAR OF JOURNALING. It's no secret that 9 times out of 10, my pages start with the story I want to jot down, but try though I may, lots of people I've met fear their own written words. This album is, hands down, the EASIEST way to journal anything...simply draw some lines with a ruler and pen and RECAP WHAT WAS HAPPENING IN A FEW OF THE PHOTOS! It's a Year in Review album, yes?? Therefore, words/details of your adventures are necessary :)
**As seen in the September 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.
The rest is easy. I added a punched border to one page, and a handcut border to the opposing page. Threw down a few label stickers and a rub-on or two.
You can do this!
Saturday, August 06, 2011
July was insane.
i had a blast, but it was literally a whirlwind.
(at least for me, lol)
i don't travel often, but have had lots of opportunities to do so this year. i am enjoying meeting so many new people at the CKC Events i've been to, while also getting to see pieces of this country i would probably never have gotten to...even if it's just a quick view from the car/airplane. here's a brief rundown of July:
week 1, Houston CKC with April & KP. lots of laughs, hard work and HOLY HANNAH, was it hot.
week 2, pick up Allie from her week away from home at soccer camp. i missed the heck out of that girl, and judging by the way she ran into my arms when we showed up, the feeling was mutual. :)
week 3, CHA in Chicago with lots of the SC Crew. it's hard to force yourself to grab some shuteye, when you know you only see them twice a year...i think i logged 25 hours of sleep TOTAL that week?
week 4, CKC-Valley Forge. worked for both SC and CK at this one...laughed it up with Nic, Lorie and Vee, and taught 10 sold out classes for CK. i'm a talker, but MAN...i was hoarse at the end of this road trip lol!
so, July came and went...and now August is here. time to regroup, get back to the day to day and soak up this last month before Allie heads back to school. she has caught the crafty bug this summer...and so i crack up when she asks if we can 'look online' together for stuff we could 'both use'. uhhh...sure? :P
so i give you...her picks. have to admit, she has a good eye...every single one of these made it into our collective shopping cart.
Martha Stewart Halloween tape. i would have NEVER looked at this...it is pretty dang rare for me to look at ANY kind of Halloween product. but missy noticed the lace tape and the one right below it...kind of a twist on wood grain maybe?? and for only $6?? LOVE the lace doily!
October Afternoon Boarding Pass 8x8 Paper Pad. fits in perfectly with my recent paper pad affection, and there is plenty for her and i to share.
OA Tin Pins. my fave product from OA...every release i pick up their Tin pins. she and i split this one...i called the camera, plane and you are here. she gets the rest. :)
OA Camera Mini album: love the shape, will use it for something completely different than travel theme...and i LOVE that they include diecut papers inside! this allows both Allie and i to use the fun camera shaped paper on layouts!!
have to admit, it's fun to craft with her...
and i'll happily soak up any chance to spend time together.