Tuesday, November 27, 2012

CK's Babies & Toddlers and Giveaway

CK's newest special issue Scrapbooking Babies & Toddlers is now out brimming with unique scrap and gift ideas!


Check out the print issue here and the digital issue here. And here's a special sneak peek!
Plus, there's extra online content waiting for you right here.
Here's one of my layouts from the issue:

As seen in Creating Keepsakes SIP Scrapbooking Babies & Toddlers 2012, Copyright: Creative Crafts Group; Posted with prior permission from the publisher
If you would like to win a copy of this issue, please leave a comment to this post by 12/4 and I'll pick ONE winner randomly.
For more chances of winning, hop on over to these blogs:
Piradee Talvanna: http://piradee.blogspot.com
Happy hopping and good luck!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

October Afternoon Make it Merry Blog Hop Winner

is...drumrolls please!
Kim Swenson said...
Your card is so vintage! I love it!
2:36 PM

Congrats Kim! Email me at mou_s51@yahoo.com your address by 11/23/2012 and October Afternoon will send your your pack of Make It Merry Buttons! If I don't hear from you by that day, unfortunately you will forfeit the prize.
Thanks everyone for playing along!
Here's more news from October Afternoon... OA has a brand new mini book kit. Check this out:
With the holiday season drawing near, October Afternoon is pleased to offer for sale its Very Merry December Mini-Book Kit, which features almost everything you will need to make a lasting keepsake of your reflections and memories during the Christmas season.
Besides popular products from previous October Afternoon holiday lines, the Very Merry December Mini-Book Kit contains items from our new “Make It Merry” collection, as well as several items that were created exclusively for this kit!
The Very Merry December Mini-Book Kit is only available on this blog and not sold in stores. Quantities are limited, so order now!
The Very Merry December Mini-Book Kit contains:
4x6 clear stamp set (*exclusive)
Make It Merry 8x8 Paper Pad
Make It Merry Chip Book with 15 grid pages
Make It Merry Chapter
Peppermint Mini-Market stickers
Licorice Label stickers
Make It Merry Washi Tape – Greetings
Make It Merry Tidbits
Make It Merry Doo-Dads
Die-cut Journaling Cards (*exclusive)
Die-cut ready-to-sew stars (*exclusive)
Holiday Style Miscellany
Holiday Style Rub-ons
Red Number Tags Chip-n-Stick (*exclusive) (not shown)
6 Tin Pins (*exclusive)
3-yards Red Bakers Twine
1-yard Cotton Eyelet Trim
One 4-inch White Paper Doily
That’s over $80 worth of October Afternoon product … and it’s available now for just $56.99 plus shipping! (see shipping rates below) Kits will begin shipping no later than Friday, November 16th.

You can click here to buy!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Glitz for November

Hi everyone, Mou here with today's layouts!
When I think November, I think Thanksgiving...then I think of all things , I'm so grateful for! My list is very long, so I picked the two most special reasons that I can't express enough gratitude for... my kids!

My second layout is about our trip to Legoland last November.

Layout 1:
Yours Truly Ephemera 12x12 paper
Yours Truly Motif 12x12 paper
Cashmere Dame Washi Tape Blue Polka
Cashmere Dame Washi Tape Chevron
Cashmere Dame Rubber Stamps
Hello Friend Washi Tape Coral Chevron
Hello Friend Teeny Alphas Coral

Layout 2:
Yours Truly Chevron 12x12 paper
Yours Truly Ephemera 12x12 paper
Cashmere Dame Paper Layers
Yours Truly Puffy Words
Yours Truly Whatnots
Hello Friend Title Stickers
Cashmere Dame Washi Tape Blue Polka
Cashmere Dame Washi Tape Chevron
Vintage Blue Title Stickers

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

October Afternoon Make It Merry Blog Hop

My favorite Christmas line this year is...
Line Logo
Make It Merry by October Afternoon

Here's a new card I made with Make it Merry.

Check out the Make It Merry collection for creative possibilities and leave a comment to this post by 11/14 to win ONE pack of Buttons:
Product # EM459
Hop on over to Marcy's blog for more inspiration and chances to win more goodies from the Make It Merry collection.

Happy hoppin' and good luck everyone!

Monday, November 05, 2012


This last weekend, I had plenty to be grateful about... grateful that my friends in the noth-east are safe; grateful that so many women braved the weather to come to CKU, Stamford, CT; grateful that despite all the travel confusion and delays, I could make it to the event; grateful that I got to see old friends and make some lovely new ones; grateful that my classes went well; grateful that I had such a wonderful assistant (hi Lucie!!!) without whom I don't think the classes would have been smooth; I'm grateful that I'm back home to my family...
Back to art talk...here's something I did before heading out to CKU

You can check out the tutorial here.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

November 'Take the Challenge!' with Mou

I have started a challenge series over at the Faber Castell Design Memory Craft blog. I think you might enjoy participating in this challenge. I'll be posting the challenges here on my blog, but to win prizes you'll need to link you creations in your comments on the Design Memory Crafts blog to my challenge post.

Today, I have a challenge for you. I feel that creative challenges help us experiment and learn new things. Challenges can help us get unstuck from creative ruts. They can also inspire us to create in ways we would not have thought of otherwise. So, I decided to take a few creative challenges myself and thought you might like to play along.
Every month, on the first Monday, I'll post a challenge and my take on it. You'll have 12 days to take this on. Leave a comment to the challenge post with a link to your creation based on that challenge. The following Monday, we will pick THREE winners randomly from among the readers who participated in that week's challenge. And the winners will get a prize from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
Today's challenge is themed: Create a project that relates to something you are thankful for!Being November, I'm thinking Thanksgiving. Every year, I do a project where I list the things I'm thankful for. Last year, I created this project, "Grateful, Every Day" for Big Picture Classes.

And this year, I have created small canvas panels by decoupaging embossed cardstock and coloring them with gelatos and big brush markers and decorated them with feathers, words, etc.
Don't forget to share your clallenge creations with us...just leave a comment with link to your project image(s) by Friday, 11/16 and we will pick THREE winners randomly to win a set of prizes each!
The prizes for this challenge are:
TWO packs of Art GRIP® Aquarelles in your choices of colors!!!

There are 4 color choices to pick from:


Don't forget to check back on Monday, 11/19 to see if YOU won!
Hope you play along!