Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Getting Scrappy!

Hey there!  How was your Christmas? Ours was good! We have much to be grateful for and are truly blessed.  I still can't believe it's already come and gone.  All that preparing we do for 20 mins of gift-giving!  It's crazy fun!  LOL  Brody and Chloe were so much fun to watch this year.  They were all smiles and Brody was over-the-moon happy about getting candy in his stocking! The kid LOVES some sugar!  He is an Angry Birds FREAK!  He is constantly on our phones playing every chance he gets.  Renee even made a shirt for him for Christmas..... check this out.... isn't he cute?  Man I love this kid!

So now that Christmas has come and gone..... I was able to find some time to scrapbook some layouts for me. :) Some fun ones.  I know I've scrapped my wedding pics many times but I love them.... LOL.... what can I say?  And Shane and I celebrated 5yrs on the 16th so I had marriage and wedding on the brain. :) 

I also finally scrapped Cassidy's 9th birthday photos!  Love them and have been nervous about scrapping them cause I want to do them justice.  Hopefully I did.  She's at her Dad's this week for the rest of Christmas break along with Bailee and Macey but I'm anxious to show this to her.  I think she will like it.  I haven't scrapbooked her in a while.  LOL  I hand drew the letters for the title work to match the "Love" in her shirt.  I was pretty excited with how it turned out.

Okay..... just a quick post tonight. I have some monthly Design Team work to get started on for Spellbinders.  I'm soooooo excited cause I made it to the next round of the 2012 DT Competition.  Nervous and crossing my fingers to advance again!  I love this company and would love to keep creating for them!  Okay..... off to design some more! 

Happy New Year's!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday fun

Hey there!  How are your holiday festivities coming along?  I know, if you're like us, there's always a lot to do, and see and much fun to be had.  I'm trying to relax and enjoy this time of year.  With teenagers and small children I know I need to soak it all in while I can because tomorrow comes too quickly.  We have a busy weekend ahead.  Shane and I will be married 5yrs on Friday.  And Bailee will be turning 14 on Saturday.  With team soccer parties, Cassidy's Christmas play tonight, and Basketball games starting Thursday.... the rest of the week is going to fly by.  SO..... I thought I would pop in here and say hey and share a few things I've created lately.  Some are just because, some are for the holiday and some are for magazine calls. 

But before I get to the creative goodies..... I want to share my very favorite things!  My sweet family!  We ran out of time to take a big family photo with all of us in it.  It seems like we are always running in different directions these days.  So I had to get creative with the individual shots this year.  So excited to stick these in the Christmas cards!  I hope ya'll are good and busy and blessed! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fun stuff to share

Hey there!  I hope everyone is getting excited about the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Just a couple more days!  We love turkey and pumpkin pie around here.  But we especially love to hang out and play cards and games and put up the Christmas decorations.  Looking forward to it. 

I'm always busy creating things.  ALWAYS.  My Hubby and Kids will tell you.  My kitchen table seems to never see the light of day.  HA!  I thought I would share some of the things I finished this week.  I've been creating Christmas card kits for my online friend Ginger for several years now and loving it.  This year's card was lots of fun!  I found some packages of some SUPER CUTE Christmas tags at Michael's and incorporated them in the card.  I can't wait to pick some "tags" up after Christmas on clearance so I can make some card sets next year!  They totally make the card! 

The next thing I finished, also a custom order for Ginger, was baptism invitations for her daughter who is turning 8 on December 17th.  She is being baptized on her 8th birthday just like my Bailee was!  How cool is that?  I used the new S5-068 Dress Forms die template by Spellbinders to create this beautiful baptism dress invite.  I'm super excited with how it turned out.  

The other thing I've been super busy getting caught up on is loading a lot of things into my ETSY Shop.  Fun things over there so ya better get them before they are gone!  Just sayin'! HA!  One thing I'm super excited about is my NEW wood Ampersands!  I ran across the idea on Pinterest and immediately thought of my cousin Brooke who is an amazing wedding photographer.  Click here to check out her photography site.  Anyhooooo...... I saw this photo and just KNEW she needed this prop for her business!  They are fun and can be used for a variety of things! 

 Okay...... I think that's it for now.... gonna start my preparations for Turkey Day.  And play with my girls who are home this week!  I hope everyone enjoys their time with family and friends!  Hugs!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Spellbinders Design Team Call

Before the deadline comes and goes...... I wanted to share with you this exciting information.  I've had an amazing experience so far on the Spellbinders Design Team and would encourage anyone who is interested to apply for the 2012 Team!  CLICK HERE for all the info.  This is truly one of the most amazing companies to work with.  I am going to give it another shot.  My current term doesn't end until April but I've had so much fun that I just don't want it to end!  Good luck to all who apply!

One of my very favorite things about Spellbinders Die Templates is how fun it is to use them for shapes and creations other than what they were originally intended!  When I received this Flower Pots set I was so excited to play and quickly realized that if I simply turned it upside down then it looked just like a pilgrim hat!  How fun is this?  Here is my pilgrim hat card in the Spellbinders Gallery. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog.  I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hello there! Poppin' in here to post the November card kit peeks! Fun stuff for this month! Every last card is a Christmas card! I am taking December off from the kits to try and fit in some Holiday fun with my sweet family but I will be back at it again in January! I don't think I will have many extras this month so email me quick if you want to snag one!
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop for Crafters Home Day One

Join Spellbinders™ Paper Arts and Crafters Home as we celebrate a Fall Sneak Peek!

Spellbinders and participating stores in the Crafters Home Buying Group are excited to introduce three new die template sets sold exclusively through Crafters Home stores through January! You’ll have to wait until February to find these die template designs in non-member stores.

These new dies are in stock! Get yours now at a participating Crafters Home store
Visit the Spellbinders Blog November 14 - 16 to see a new Spellbinders die template revealed each day! Visit designer blogs to enter the daily contests and see inspiring projects using the new releases. Comment on Designers Blogs and the Spellbinders Blog count as entries into daily drawings. Daily winners receive all three of the new designs!
Today's new die is S4-341 Wavy Rectangles
Retail Price:  $24.99

1: 3/8 x ½”
2: 1 1/8 x 1 ¼”
3: 1 7/8 x 2 1/8”
4: 2 ¾ x 3 1/8”
5. 3 5/8 x 4 ¼”

Here's my card using these fun Wavy Rectangles!

Visit these Designers Today!
Shanna Vineyard artmadewithheart.blogspot.com  <----You are here!
Contest Details
Participants wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders Summer Surprise contests adhere to all of the following rules.
  • The Fall Sneak Peek starts November 14, and ends November 16, 2011. It consists of three individual contests, one each day.
  • Each Fall Sneak Peek Bog will accept comments as entries from 12:00 am until 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time, on its scheduled day.
  • Each comment counts as one entry. One entry per person, per blog please.
  • One winner each day will receive the three new die templates available exclusively at Crafters Home stores.
  • All three winners will be announced on the Spellbinders Blog on November 17. The winners will have 48 hours to respond to the email address on the winning post to claim their prize. If a winner fails to respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.
  • By entering, you allow Spellbinders to publish your first name, city, state, and country of residence and a quote from you, on the Spellbinders Blog, website, and in promotional materials.
  • Spellbinders Designers, contractors, employees and immediate family members are not eligible to win.
  • The invitation to the Fall Sneak Peek Blog Hop is extended to all, we are happy to ship prizes worldwide.
Any questions regarding this contest should be sent to ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Lots going on over here as usual!  I'm crafting my fingers off trying to get ready for a Holiday Market that's taking place in Clinton, MS this Saturday.  Renee and I are setting up a booth to sell our fun creations in.  All kinds of stuff.  Whatever doesn't sell I will be adding to my ETSY shop next week.  But Here's a fun wall hanging I cut out of wood then painted.  I am sooooo in love with the Daisy Topper die templates from Spellbinders.  They make AWESOME Christmas poinsettias. And of course the Snowflake Pendant is way cool too!!!!  I've always loved this quote I used on here too! 
anyhooooo.... I'm still alive.  Just wanted to pop in real quick and let ya know what I'm up to!  Hope everyone is doing well! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

Extra October Card Kits

Hey there!!!!  If anyone is interested..... I have 4 October card kit sets left that I haven't been able to collect payment on.  I am only charging $10.00 for them and that includes the shipping.  Please email me at shannavineyard@comcast.net if you'd like one.  They can ship today!  Thanks!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Unity Stamp Company and Spellbinders 2-Day Blog Hop

Welcome to our TWO-day event!  

You should be joining me from Jimmi Mayo’s blog, if not then head to the beginning on the Unity Stamp Co. Blog.

With all the blog-swaps that are happening out there lately, I can't think of one more exciting than when the amazing women of SPELLBINDERS™ get together with the rock stars of UNITY STAMP COMPANY!

We can't wait to show you a special line of coordinating products featuring SPELLBINDERS dies and SAMANTHA WALKER for Unity Stamp Co. rubber stamps!  
Not only are we thrilled to be collaborating on such a special 2-day event, but ONE of you will win ALL of the coordinating stamps and dies from the Samantha Walker collection!  We will also have 1 winner each day from the comments that will receive 1 Samantha Walker stamp set and coordinating dies.  So be sure to enjoy our hop both days, leave comments on all of the blogs each day and check back to see if you won!

(winners will be posted on Wednesday, October 19th on the Unity Blog and Spellbinders Blog)

 Here's a fun card I created using the Cuckoo Clocks stamps and die templates. Thanks for stopping by and have fun on the hop! 

Echo Park Little Girl Chloe Crowns (pink dots)
Echo Park Little Girl Danielle Doily
Echo Park Little Girl Suzy Stripe
Want 2 Scrap Clear Bling
Unity Stamp Company Samantha Walker Cuckoo Clocks
Spellbinders die templates S5-075 Cuckoo Clocks
Spellbinders Edgeabilities E8-001 Classic Scallop 

Now please head over to Karen Maldonado’s blog…..ETC……

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lots to share

I know I don't post many scrappy projects these days.  But I do still scrap!  With my Spellbinders projects I am not able to share them right away even though it feels like I am always busy with something.  I do finally have some things that I can post though.  But first..... here's just a sampling of the week we've had here at home.  It's Homecoming night and that meant Spirit Week.  Here's a few photos I took of Cassidy dressed in her Jag Blue and Orange!  Go JAGS!   Have a great weekend and GO DIAMONDBACKS!!!! :)

OH!!!!  One more thing!  Hee hee!  I added a bunch more cards to MY ETSY SHOP today!  So check those out if you want before they're gone!  And I only have 3 October card kits left so email me if you want one!  Thanks!

And here's some Spellbinders projects I've created over the last few months.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Card Kits.... Peeks!

This set of cards is FUN!!!
October is always one of my favorite months to create greeting cards. There's Halloween, Fall, Christmas and I even added a Breast Cancer card into the mix since it seems we all, sadly, know someone that is dealing with this.  I will have some extra kits but they are going on a first email basis.  If you want one then please shoot me an email at shannavineyard@comcast.net  
Have a great week!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

October Card Kit Peeks....

..... are coming soon!  I promise!  Sometime today or tomorrow!  I am soooooo excited about the Halloween card in this bunch.... I can't even stand it!  LOL 

Speaking of Halloween..... here's a fun digital card I made this weekend for World Cardmaking Day!

I've also been thinking about Christmas and have created a few hybrid projects over the last week or so.  I love how easy they are!  Design, and cut out!  Can't beat that!  I created each of these projects in Studio through Heritage makers.  Click here to register for a FREE basic account.  It's awesome because ANYTHING I create can be transferred to any of my clients and they can easily personalize them, publish them, and make their own fun projects. 

Fun stuff huh?  I just love this time of year when we get to do holiday crafting and creating!
Have an amazing week!  ~Hugs!!! 

Monday, September 26, 2011

FREE Premier Weekend Event

Ever wonder how I have created all my fun digital creations? 
Well.... the fabulous program I am creating them in is having a FREE Premier weekend special!
This gives you access to 60,000+ pieces of digital artwork and the opportunity to check out check Heritage Makers and see what they are all about!

and CLICK HERE to register for your FREE basic Hertiage Makers account.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Trigger

I'm soooo excited I actually got a little time to play along with this week's Tuesday Trigger over at the Moxie Fab World blog.  You can read about the challenge details HERE.  But basically we were to use this inspiration piece that Cath posted to inspire a new card creation.  It's a ton of fun and the photos that are posted every Tuesday ALWAYS inspire me!  I just need one more day in my week! HA!  So here they are.... the inspo piece and the card I was inspired to create from it!  You can see from the colors and elements how inspired I was! Hee hee!

My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Mabel "Love" Letters paper
Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday "Monday"
October Afternoon The Thrift Shop: Complete Set
October Afternoon Campfire: Toasted Marshmallows (red dots)
Melissa Frances Rub-ons
Hero Arts Self-Adhesive lace Trim
The Twinery Baker's twine
Spellbinders LF-004 Grand Rose Creations die Templates

One last thing!  I still have 3 August card kits left that I haven't been able to collect payment on if anyone would like one.  They are $13.50 including shipping.  Please email me at shannavineyard@comcast.net to request it.... first come first served. :) Here's one of my favorite cards in the kit I will let you have a peeky at!  Christmas is coming!  Hugs! Have a great week!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Checking in with a couple of layouts

I seriously can't believe it's been a week since I posted last.  Feels like I've been living life in the fast lane!  New school year means quieter days but much busier nights.  Homework, volleyball, soccer.... yeah.... you know.  But I'm certainly not complaining.  I'm happy when my family is happy.... and they are happy when they stay active and busy. 

I haven't been doing too much on the creative side lately... really... it's been one of those low-key months that way.  For those of you who are wondering where the September Card kit peeks are.... I've decided to take a break this month.  Next month will mark two whole years that I've been doing this monthly kit club now and I have NEVER taken a month off.  I was due.  I promise to be back in action the first week of October and I have some fun cards planned already!  I love HALLOWEEN cards! :)

I did actually get the two layouts below created earlier in the week but never got around to posting them.  This is my cute little daycare babe.... Lexie.  I took some one year old photos of her for her Momma and decided to scrap one of the pictures from the shoot.  THEN...... I was thinking it would be super fun to scrap-lift myself and create a digi version of the same layout using Zoe Pearn's new kit called Indian Summer.  I fell in love with it instantly.  There's soooo many elements in this kit that are perfect for hybrid scrapping projects.  Anyhoooo.... just something I played around with this week.
Hope everyone's having a good one!  Toodles!♥