Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spellbinders Labels Twenty Five LOVE!

Hey there!  This post is for those of you out there who are dying to see some of the Spellbinders new releases in action!  I created this card..... super simple!  Using the new Labels Twenty Five.  I am pretty certain this will be a new favorite "go-to" set for me!  This card was really simple but the label makes it interesting and fun!  I created some word art that fit perfectly and added some bling and ribbon... oh and a little machine stitching.  Easy peasy!  Thanks for stopping by! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Fresh and New layout share

So..... I survived 24 hours with a house full of ten year old girls!  Cassidy's 10th birthday was a hit.  She's back at her Dad's house now probably taking a nap since they didn't fall asleep until 3am this morning.  LOL  I should have taken one myself but there is that thing called "damage patrol" which Momma doesn't seem to get out of.  But cleaning up and then sneaking in some scrappy time was a must today. I will share what I created but first... here's a picture of the big 10yr old and then all of her buddies that were over.  It was fun.  Glad it's over.  Hee hee!  The photo of all the girls was one I took on my phone so it's kind of crappy.  But you see how happy they all are!

I'm so excited to share this layout I scrapped today. Renee let me play with these photos she took of her sweet baby Emma.  There's a challenge that ends today over on the My Mind's Eye Blog and the winner gets to choose THREE complete lines as the prize!  That was the motivation for me!  I am a HUGE MME fan and love EVERYTHING they manufacture so I thought I would play along and cross my fingers.  We will see!  The challenge was to use this sketch then create a layout with a "NEW" theme.  Of course with these sweet papers and Emma's adorable pictures.... this was a match made in scrappy heaven!  Thanks Renee for sharing! 

My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two Blush "Sweet" Bouquet paper
My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two Blush "Sweet" Eifel paper
My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Layered Stickers
My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Mabel "Play" Buttons
My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party "Charmed" Alphabet
My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party "Sweet" Accessories Sheet
My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Life of the Party "Be You" Accessories Sheet
My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Decorative Brads
American Crafts Thickers Daiquiri White
Bo Bunny Crazy Love Pink Rose Ribbon Wraps
Spellbinders S5-062 Lace Doily Accents
Spellbinders S5-050 Rose Creations 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tag Love

Hey there!

I just wanted to come and say thanks for stopping by my blog during blog frenzy week with Spellbinders!  It was AMAZING and super inspiring!!!!!  And I appreciate all the flattering comments!  You had me blushing!!! Seriously! 

I've been playing with paper today and thought I would share this fun tag I created for a challenge over at My Scrapbook Nook.  These Vintage Cupids by Jolee's have been in my scrap-stash forever so I was excited to use one on this.   Anyway.....  I love you guys!  Thanks for all the love you give my passion with paper! 

Now I'm off to put together goodie-bags for Cassidy's birthday party/sleepover tomorrow night!  She will be offically into double-digits!  My big 10 yr old!  Crazy!  And wish me luck as the house fills up with 10 ten yr old girls for a slumber party!!!!!  Heaven help me!  What in the world did I agree to?  LOL  Toodles! And have a great weekend!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy Day Three

The entry window for the
Spellbinders Paper Arts contest on this blog has ended.
Don't forget that you still have time to enter
at the blogs listed on the Spellbinders blog. Thank you!

Welcome to the 3rd day of the
Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts is absolutely thrilled to bring you our largest product releases ever! These new collections are some of the most innovative and beautiful die cutting and embossing templates in the world! The Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of our introductions for the 2012 Winter Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month.

Win today’s new Spellbinders products!

Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day, see the schedule below!

Enter my Blog Frenzy from 12:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST) January 14, 2012 until 11:59 pm January 15, 2012.

Today’s participating Blog Frenzy includes my blog and Kazan Clark and Tonya Dirk’s blogs.

You can enter yesterday’s blogs, Becca Feeken, Julianna Hudgins and Julie Overby through January 14th at 11:59 pm EST.
See the Spellbinders Blog for the complete schedule
 of designers and contest rules.

Thank you Spellbinders Paper Arts for sponsoring this contest!

I am so excited to feature the new and innovative Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folders! These are unique reversible folders, with 2 separate yet coordinated embossing patterns for twice the designs and double the value! The folders simply flip over, so easy to use! There are 20 new folders, each with 2 designs, and they come in 2 sizes, 5 x 7” and 4 ¼ x 5 ½” for all your paper crafting needs!

Watch this introductory video!

  See how to use the new Spellbinders M-Bossabilities in this video!

Sku Name S4-355 Layered Flowers
MSRP: $19.99
Lines: 1 7/8"
Swirls: 1 7/8"
Pattern: 1 7/8"
Shadow: 2 1/8"
Sku Name ES-004 Whimsy
MSRP: $7.99
4 1/4 x 5 1/2"

See this adorable girl and that super fun and stylish
headband she’s wearing?
Well, that girl is my sweet daughter Cassidy Jo and that headband is what I created using some fabulous new products from Spellbinders and I’m totally excited to share!

The first thing I did was diecut/emboss the flowers in the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine.
 I used the fantastic new S4-355 Layered Flowers set. I cut them from Spellbinders™ Delicate Pastels Premium Craft Foils. I chose aqua and purple to use for the top flowers then silver for the bottom flowers.  Each colored side of the foils also has a silver side so there is an abundance of that. Here’s a photo of the flowers I cut out and embossed.

Next, I layered the flowers and glued them together using Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue. I added some flower shaped clear jewels to the centers of each flower to give them some sparkle.
Once the glue is dry you can easily bend and shape the foil flowers to stand up off the base like I’ve shown in the photo below.

Now it’s time to cover the headband using more foil. I found a thick, plain headband at my local dollar store that was perfect for this project. I cut some strips of foil wide enough to cover the headband then embossed them using the new ES-004 Whimsy M-Bossabilities folder. The photos below show the embossing pattern and how pretty it is when done on the foil.

The strips of foil won’t be long enough to use only one so you will have an obvious line where the two pieces cover but that’s okay…. Adding the flowers will cover it up. This next photo shows the headband all covered. Just add glue as you’re wrapping the foil and shaping it to the headband. You can smooth it out underneath. Isn’t it pretty?

Last it’s time to glue on your layered flowers. Here’s my other cute model Macey wearing the headband as well and some better photos of the flowers and embossing. Easy peasy! And CUTE!

Supply List for Fun and Flashy Headband:
Bo Bunny Flower Bling
Aleen's Clear Gel Tacky Glue

Here’s a layout I created using these new dies as well.

By entering the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy you agree to the Official Rules. For questions on the Spellbinders Abilities and Beyond Blog Frenzy, send an email to contestquestions@spellbinders.us; no entries will be accepted at this email address.

My blog is open for entries from 12:00 am, January 14th 2012, until 11:59 pm, January 15th 2012, EST.

1) Send your Blog Frenzy email entry to: Reveal7@spellbinders.us

2) The subject must be S4-355 Layered Flowers and ES-004 Whimsy

3) Send!

Be sure to visit all the Designers on their Blog Frenzy dates!
Daily winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the blog frenzy’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

To be eligible for the Grand Prize, enter each and every Blog Frenzy within its designated time period, send your entries from the email address for each entry. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $1900 and includes the complete Spellbinders line of die cutting and embossing templates released at the 2012 Winter CHA show, and a Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine!

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

January Card Kit Peeks and Pop Dots

Finally getting the January card kits designed and peeks of them up!
Fun stuff this month!  Can't wait for you to play! 
I will be sending out PayPal requests in a bit. 
Thanks bunches!

***** EDITED TO ADD*****
I totally forgot to post about my pop-dots so I thought I would update this post with a photo.  Not a very good photo... but you get the gist.  I've had many of you email me and ask what pop dots I prefer when putting together my card kits.  I actually use these on MOST of my scrapbooking and papercrafting projects.  These are 1/8" thick and relatively inexpensive.  They are the Paper Studio brand made by Hobby Lobby and when they go on sale for 50% off..... I STOCK UP!  I use these on EVERYTHING to achieve dimension with my projects.  And I LOVE dimesion!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012


Just wanted to pop in and share this card I made using the Bo Bunny Smoochable line.  I created this word art to match it.  You're welcome to save it to your desktop and use it too!  Maybe you already have Smoochable in your stash???  It's a fun, colorful, lovey line to play with!

 I also wanted to mention that I will have the New Card Kit Peeks posted soon for January.  If you want to learn more about my monthly card kit club then CLICK HERE.  It's been over two years now and still going strong!  Come play with us! 

Okay..... back to creating.... and still trying to put away Christmas decorations!  LOL  YIKES!

Have a great weekend♥♥♥