Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

And the winner is...

It's Friday and as I promised, I'm going to post the winner of the  copy of CK's March-April 2012 issue. According to, the winner is comment # 9.

Tammy L said...
Love your layout! All that journalling! thanks for the chance to win.
tampatha01 at gmail dot com
5:07 PM

Congratulations Tammy! Please email me your address at and CK will send you your prize. And thanks everyone for playing along. Keep checking back for more giveaways.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A blog hop

Welcome to the Faber-Castell and myStamp BOX Partner Blog Hop!

If you just found our event, please begin your journey on the Faber-Castell blog (
Many of our wonderful designers are joining us today to show off some inspirational creativity. See how well Faber-Castell and myStamp BOX products work together!

Jill Hildebrand
END HERE: myStamp BOX Blog (

We are giving away some amazing product from both participating companies. All you have to do is COMMENT on all designers blogs along your journey to WIN. Our three blog hop winners will be drawn from all participants, so be sure to leave comments by Sunday March 25th at 6pm EST. We will announce the winners on the myStamp BOX blog and Faber-Castell blog on Monday, March 26th. Good Luck!

Here is what I made using products from Faber-Castell and myStamp BOX:

Color the watercolor paper with Faber Castell gelatos Mango, Metallic Melon, and Silver Ice. Blend with water and brush.

Ink the Lots of Dots alphabet stamps with Warm Grey Stampers Big Brush marker and color the letters h and i with Scarlett Red brush marker. Press the watercolor paper face down on the inked stamp and gently rub to transfer the image.

Mount the piece to patterned cardstock, attach a butterfly die-cut negative on top and stitch. Add details with PITT Artist pen to finish.

Now it’s time to HOP along and find out what the next talented designer has created. Your next designer is Isolde Pyncket. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to WIN one of our THREE product giveaways!

Monday, March 19, 2012

CK March-April 2012 GIVEAWAY

Have you seen the latest issue of Creating Keepsakes? Yes, I'm talking about the March-April 2012 issue!

That adorable baby and that cover are both made by the very talented Maggie Holmes. And here's a page by me...

And don't miss out on the online extras where you can find the contests, downloads, and techniques complementing this issue.
Now, the best part! Thanks to CK, I can give away a copy to ONE lucky blog reader. For a chance to win, leave a comment to this post by 3/22/2012 and I'll pick a random winner on Friday, 3/23.
For more chances to win, check out these blogs as well.
Cindy Tobey
Laina Lamb
Patty Cieri
Deena Boese
A Matter of Memories
Kim Jackson
Good luck :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Glitz for March

Hi everyone, my Glitz projects for March are here.
First up is my inspiration page using book paper. I used a Scarlett paper layer and a heart banner from Dance In Sunshine Whatnots. Here's my take:

And my second layout about everyday adventures:

Layout 1:
Dance in the Sunshine 12x12 Floral Paper
Vintage Blue 12x12 Polka Paper
Scarlett Paper Layer
Dance in the Sunshine Whatnots
Dance in the Sunshine Title Stickers
Teeny Alpha Mint Grunge Stickers
Vintage Blue Epoxy Stickers

Layout 2:
Pretty in Pink Roses, 12x12 Paper
Pretty in Pink Ledger, 12x12 Paper
Pretty in Pink Polka, 12x12 Paper
French Kiss Fleur, 12x12 Paper
Beautiful Dreamer 12x12 Floral Paper
Beautiful Dreamer 12x12 Polka Paper
Pretty in Pink Peek-A-Boos
Pretty in Pink Giant Rhinestones
Happy Travels Giant Rhinestones
Vintage Blue Epoxy Stickers
Teeny Alpha White type stickers

Friday, March 09, 2012

One of my favorite minis

Today I wanted to revisit another favorite. I make a lot of minibooks. I just love the small size, more space to journal than a layout, more room for photos, etc. To me, minis are more special! This one's one of my favorite minibooks. You can find it here.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Anna Griffin Willow

Willow is another one of my favorite Anna Griffin collections. Love that there's fabric matching the lovely papers. Here's a layout I did a while back. I took the photo in the Louvre Museum, Paris in 2010. It was a wonderful and memorable day!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Anna Griffin's Fleur Rouge

I did this one right before I left for CHA. The papers and embellishments are all by Anna Griffin from the Fleur Rouge collection, one of my all-time favorites! And no, that baby isn't mine...

Check out another adorable baby and tips to photograph a newborn from Maggie Holmes at the CK Blog.
Speaking of CK, another member of the Dream Team, Autumn Baldwin will be chatting on Club CK message board, Scrapbooking forum, at 2 PM MT on 3/8. Don't forget to log in. If you are not a member yet, you can join for free.
Have a creative day!