Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A mini tutorial

with Lawn Fawn stamps...
Recently, Kelly Marie Alvarez of Lawn Fawn stamps sent me two very cute clear stamp sets:
My Silly Valentine and Plus One. For today's tutorial, I used the valentine set. Even though it says valentine, they are also great for everyday love and friendship projects.
  1. I stamped them onto cream cardstock and made tags out of them.
  2. I colored the stamped images with watercolor pencils for a soft look.

3. Now these tags would great as journaling spots, gift tags or even on cards.
4. Personalize the card by writing the name and coloring it in with the same pencils.

Hope you enjoy this mini tutorial and Happy Tuesday :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Winner of STT Flowers

is comment # 9 according to random.org
keel said...

Just adore this "home is" layout...came to find you after seeing it on Crate Paper's page.
Most times when I absolutely love a layout in my CK mag, I look to see who created it, and it's YOU!! Love your style!

Well, Keel...congrats and thank you very much for your kind words :)
Please email me at mou_s51@yahoo.com with your addy and CK will mail your prize to you!
Happy Monday everyone :)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Glitz May shares

My first layout is in honor of mothers everywhere... and how motherhood changes you.

I added my title using Cream Teeny Alpha right onto my self-portrait and placed the transparent overlay on top of the photo.

I attached handcut butterflies around the transparency to hide my adhesive.

Love how this butterfly has two young faces on its wings... perfectly meaningful accent as they represent my two kids for me.

My second layout is rather bittersweet... about the fleeting childhood days of my kids. How I want them to grow up and see and be proud of what they become and yet, there's a part in me that wants to hold on to them just like they are right now!

I free handcut two flower stems and attached them near the photo using foam tape for some added dimension.

I added a torn boder from Laced With Grace Rose paper with illustrations of children and pets playing together to finish my page.

Being Mom
1. Glitz Design Laced with Grace Rose paper
2. Glitz Design Laced with Grace Butterflies paper
3. Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Peek-a-boo
4. Glitz Design Cream Teeny Alpha

These Are The Days
1. Glitz Design Afternoon Muse Banner paper
2. Glitz Design Laced with Grace Rose paper
3. Glitz Design Laced with Grace Butterflies paper
4. Glitz Design Love Games Damask paper
5. Glitz Design Love Nest Damask paper
6. Glitz Design Cream Teeny Alpha

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Another fabulous GIVEAWAY

Have you seen CK's latest Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks Fabulous Flowers issue? To me, it's like a one-stop shop of ideas for making and using flowers on your pages and projects!

Here's one of my pages from the issue.

And here's a sneak peek into the issue.

And here's a Coupon code: FLOWERBB  for free shipping in the USA for orders over $25 till June 3 at the Scrap & Paper Shop.

Thanks to CK, I'm giving away ONE copy of Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks Fabulous Flowers to one randomly picked winner. Just leave a comment to this post by Sunday 5/22 and I'll post a winner on Monday.

Good luck!

Monday, May 16, 2011

And the prize goes to...

comment # 4 according to random.org

Katey said...
i cannot wait to get my hands on this mag!

1:22 PM

Congrats! Please email me at mou_s51@yahoo.com with your addy and don't forget to add "blog winner" in the subject line.

Keep checking back... there's another great giveaway on its way :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Today's share

Thanks ladies for sharing your favorite organization tips with me. Keep them coming!
Crystal_235, I totally feel your pain, I'm there quite often myself.
Danielle, I love jars too!
Hi Rita, congrats on your new scraproom :)
Jeannie, I totally RESPECT you for cleaning up after every project... I should make that my goal too!
Don't forget to check out the CK Blog for more organization inspiration and storage solutions AND opportunities of winning a copy of Creative Spaces with Megan Hoeppner!

And now, today's share with 7 Gypsies Mykonos collection and library drawer...

Monday, May 09, 2011

CK's Creative Spaces and a GIVEAWAY

This is the front cover of CK's newest special issue "Creative Spaces with Megan Hoeppner".
The issue is jam-packed with clever and cool ideas for organizing your scrapbooking stash that double as colorful home decor. There are ideas for organizing really small spaces through medium sized ones to lucky large rooms. Whether you scrap at your dining table, a walk-in closet or a devoted room, there's something in this issue that will make you say, 'Why didn't I think of that!' There's also a section dedicated to decor created with scrapbook supplies. Take a sneak peek here.
If you use the coupon code SPACESBB, you'll get free shipping in the US. The coupon expires 5/27/11.
And yes, you have guessed it! Thanks to CK, I'm giving away ONE copy to one randomly picked lucky winner who leaves a comment to this post with their favorite organization tip by 5/15. I'll announce the winner on 5/16. Please also leave your email address, so I can email you if you are the winner. And don't forget to keep checking the CK blog this week for more ideas.
Good  luck to all :)

Sunday, May 08, 2011


to you all...
This one's for my mom, the BEST mom one can have!

My kids, especially my daughter has made quite the plan for me today and I'm watching it unfold deliciously :)
Have fun!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

In Full Bloom

That's the name of the kit I designed for CK's Scrap & Paper Shop.
This kit includes:

24-piece journaling pad
8 three-dimensional flower stickers
6 pearl buttons
6 sheets 12x12 cardstock
4 sheets coordinating 12x12 patterned papers
1 complete thicker foam alphabet
Instructions to create 3 layouts
The products are from Anna Griffin, American Crafts, Bazzill Basics and more.
Here are the layouts I made with it.

Happy NSD everyone :)
And a Mother's Day Giveaway at the Crate Paper blog... a BIG one... no, two!
The INCREDIBLE duo prize consists of TWO $100 Crate Product {retail value} Filled Baskets - one to be given to mom and the other to be kept by you!

Good luck :)

Friday, May 06, 2011

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Wednesday share

Here's one I made with the Die Cuts With A View  All About Boys stack of patterned papers. The title is handcut with Scotch 3M Precision scissors and attached with Scotch 3M Quick dry Adhesive. And journaling is on paper tapes by 7 Gypsies. you can find all the details at the Scotch 3M website.

Have fun!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Back home...

My dad's back home from the hospital! It hit us out of the blue... tests are on, but he's home.
We are back home from spring break... life is good behind heaps of fresh smelling clean folded laundry and an-almost tackled email inbox!
This break was NECESSARY! Oh so necessary...
I hope to back to regular blogging pretty soon. And here's a brand new share with 7 Gypsies Mykonos...oh the lure of far away lands...

Also, CK is hosting a free NSD creative crop on May 7th, Saturday. Find details here.
Have fun!