Monday, May 25, 2009

May Scrapbook Junkie Design Team Layouts

I finally finished this month's Junkie Design Team Layouts! I love how they turned out.

The first layout was quite the challenge. I had three sheets of the lace papers by Creative Imaginations and had to use all three on the same layout. I cut the green and pink lace papers and layered them onto the black. I think I pulled it off. I used lots of bling, Prima Say It In Pearls, and lots of Glimmer Mist! I just love the Glimmer Mist. I can't believe i didn't know about this stuff until now. It is so awesome. I spritzed white flowers and it worked especially well on the Heidi Swapp Invisible Medallion. I love it! It's a little over the top, but hey we all have to go over the top sometime right!

The second layout I had tons of fun doing. First I used the Circle paper by Creative Imaginations Samantha Walker and the American Crafts Debate Team paper as the base over black Prism cardstock. Then I went to cutting out the cute elements from the Making Memories Just Chillin' Paper. Isn't the robot adorable! I am not sure who the guitar rub on is from but it went on like a dream. I used tons of Stickles to glam it up and embellished with Cherry Art cardstock punchouts.

It was a busy scrappin' weekend. And it's not over yet. I am currently working on a tribute album for my father-in-law and I must finish it before his Memorial the first week in June.

I guess I better get back to it.

Until later!
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Hello...(tap tap tap) this thing on?

I know that I have been missing in action this last week, there has just been a ton of stuff going on and I haven't had much time to post. But for those of you that might be wondering....I am here.

I have been busy working on my first oil painting (no it isn't done yet) and I have been busy with this months Junkie Design Team project.

I got some beautiful papers from Creative Imaginations and cool & funky from Cherry Art. I have one layout almost done...just needs the finishing touches....and I will post. It was a challenge but the results have been worth it. Just a hint...crowns, lace papers, bling, Basic Grey fibers (yes they are still around), Heidi Swapp Invisibles, and Glimmer Mist.

Stay tuned...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day Morning Surprise

What a wonderful Mother's Day Morning it has been. First, I was awoken by my wonderful hubby and kids with breakfast in bed. Yummy scrambled eggs, bacon and homemade chocolate filled crescent rolls served with a side of red carnations. It was delicious. They presented me with handmade cards and a wonderful bottle of my favorite perfume. There were lots of kisses, hugs and "I love you's", making this Mother's Day one that I will never forget! I have the most amazing family.

After serving me my breakfast, the boys ran down stairs to do the same for their Grandma. She was also wonderfully surprised. Mom loves gardening so we put together a gardening tote with new gardening tools, gloves, a sun hat, mosquito spray (we live in Houston folks), and a kneeling pad. She loved it!
But the gift she seemed to love the most was the "Tribute To My Mom" album that I made for her. I actually put this album together a couple months ago, and had it tucked away. I used the Making Memories Chloe's Closet line and a floral shaped chipboard album. I love the way it turned out but most importantly it was a big hit with Mom!
A trip to the beach was in the plan for today, but Mom decided she would rather stay home and tend to her garden. So we are going to hang out here at the house and Hubby is cooking a delicious smoked brisket for dinner. Yum! I hope that all of you are having as wonderful a Mother's Day as I am. Till next time...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

October Afternoon in May

Have you seen the new October Afternoon Cherry Hill papers? Aren't they adorable? I just love the apples and cherries. This little book I put together for the 7Gypsies Binderie Punch demo over at the Junkie yesterday. I used some Theresa Collins Chipboard Covers and Blank Die Cuts and and inked them with coordinating inks. I then embellished with October Afternoon Detours Rubber Charms and Prima Flowers. The perfect combination for a simple gift album! I can't believe how quickly this little book came together.
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Saturday, May 2, 2009

7Gypsies Album

Today at the Junkie I demonstrated the new 7Gypsies Binderie Punch. If you haven't seen this little punch in action, I strongly encourage that you check it out. It is awesome. This little album I put together using the kit that came with the Binderie Punch. I love the rich colors of the 7Gypsies Market Collection papers. They are delicious! These papers coupled with some of the Tim Holtz Hardware and Prima Flowers, and I was in heaven. I love how this album turned out.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

NSD & Demo-Nars at the Junkie

Come out to The Scrapbook Junkie this Saturday, May 2nd at 1PM for a free Demo-Nar! It's National Scrapbooking Weekend and I get to demonstrate this little wonder of a punch from 7Gypsies, the Binderie motorized punch. This little gem is a must have. It makes punching so easy breezy!!! It punches through anything and everything at the push of a button. I was skeptical when I first saw it, but it took me about 3 seconds to realize that this was one cool tool.

I hope you will come out and check out The Junkie's first Demo-Nar! It's gonna be fun.