Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Season's Givings Blog Hop

Hello there!!
Welcome to the Season's Givings Blog Hop!
I just want to say thank you to all of my loyal blog readers.  This hop is for you!
Every single blog listed is hosting a giveaway.  
All you need to do is leave a comment, that is it!  
Super easy, super fun & so awesome!
The entire blog list is listed below.
Here is the prize I am giving away:
 Faber-Castell Mix & Match Mixed Media Sampler
(4 sets in yellow, blue, green & red)
Bo Bunny On the Go Card Kit
Bo Bunny Mini Edgy Album Smoochable
SRM Sticker Sentiments Thank You
SRM Sticker Sentiments Summer
My Little Yellow Bicycle 5 Things I Love About School Pocket
Recollections Red Paper Posies Embellishments
Creatology Heart Buttons/Flair
K&Company Smash Paper Clips
Paper Smooches My Guy Stamp Set
Paper Smooches Alphawhimsy Wise Dies Set
Mom is gonna SNAP! wood plaque and easel
The winner of my contest will be announced on
January 6th
Here's a couple of my favorite projects I created in 2013...
A fun Owl card set that was published in Paper Crafts mag
and then this fun layout that was featured on the
Scrapbook & Cards Today blog.
Latisha Yoast

Amber Hight

Alice Wertz

Debbie Corbari

Vera Wirianta Yates

Lori McAree

Carolyn King

Sharon Harnist

Amy Tsuruta

Beth Pingry

Angie Blom

Julia Stainton

Sharon Johnson

Michelle Woerner

Cindy Lawrence

Lori Tecler

Daniela Dobson

Savitri Wilder

Theresa Momber

Giovanna Smith

Kimberly Crawford

Maria Levine

Colleen Schaan

Lydia Fiedler

Kelly Klapstein

Kim Kesti

Laura Williams

Shanna Vineyard  (YOU ARE HERE!)

Michele Gross - CAS-ual Fridays Stamps

Jennifer Gallacher

Heather Pulvirenti

Stacey Schafer

Leigh Penner

AJ Otto

Teri Anderson

Julie Overby

Margie Higuchi

Jimmi Mayo

Tenia Nelson

Lee Ann Barrett

Iwona Palamountain

Kelly Marie Alvarez/Lawn Fawn

Jen del Muro/Reverse Confetti

Kim Jackson

Linda Lucas

Sarah Gough

Dina Kowal

Elena Roussakis

Lisa Henke

Jodi Collins

Joanne Basile

Melanie Muenchinger

Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Darsie Bruno

Libby Hickson

Julee Tilman

Dana Joy

Michelle Ogdahl - Avocado Arts

Jody Morrow

Heather Campbell

Savannah O'Gwynn

Lee Murphy

Lisa Arana

Fresh Squeezed Stamps

Jocelyn Olson

Isha Gupta

Piali Biswas

Ashley Harris

Bunny Vance

Jillian Vance, A Jillian Vance Design

Anabelle O'Malley

Stephanie Muzzulin

Alyssa Bennett

Christiana Reuling

Laurel Seabrook

Melody Rupple

Mona Pendleton


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Cards & More Vol.8

Congrats to Jennifer Sizemore for being drawn to win
a copy of Holiday Cards & More Vol.8 
Send me your mailing address girl!
Thanks so all who left comments. Merry Christmas!
Have you seen this publication on newsstands yet? 
If you haven't you need to go get it!  I have two cards published in it and it's one of my very favorite  magazines on the market this time of year! If you enjoy making handmade Christmas cards or just need inspiration for digitally created ones... THIS is the mag for you!!!
CLICK HERE to go and look at a sneak peek of the inside! 
Want to get a closer look at one of the cards I made for this issue?  I've posted one below! You'll have to get the magazine to see them both!  I also have an extra copy of this issue to give a way to one lucky winner! Leave me a comment and tell me if you make your own Christmas cards... or just buy huge pre-made boxes of them... I'm curious what you guys do each year.  I will choose a random comment next Friday the 22nd and post the winner!  Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy your upcoming Turkey Day!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Moxie Fab Thanks to Cath

Today is a Moxie Fab blog hoppin' kind of day!
Welcome!!! I'm hoping you made it here from
I'm so excited to be a small part of something
HUGE and AMAZING today!
Paper crafters from every place on the globe coming together for what is probably the most EPIC blog hop you've ever seen!  I can't wait to take the time to visit all the Fabulous blogs and see everyone's talented contributions to Cath Edvalson herself. We truly will miss you and the Moxie Fab blog Cath!  It won't be the same without you!  I couldn't think of a more perfect sentiment for you than the one I used here on this card.
This about sums it up....
And in case you'd like to attempt a similar card or would like to at least have the word art I created for this....
here you go!
Now be sure to hop along and visit

What is Thrive?

Hey all!  I know it's been a few weeks since I've shared anything creative but I've been a little preoccupied with some super amazing things and am so excited to share with you!  I've found something that has literally changed my life in more positive ways than I can say.  I was introduced to a Health & Wellness product called THRIVE by Le-Vel.  I'm so excited to be sharing it with everyone because I want the people I know and love to feel better in every aspect of their lives like I finally am!  Most of you know I have struggled over the years with weight gain, depression, anxiety, constant migraines and back and neck issues from the weight gain.

I've only been taking these products for 14 days and have already lost 6 pounds.  I FEEL happier. I don't have issues with staying focused all day like I did before. I feel amazing ALL DAY LONG even after running my childcare and trying to save some energy for my family at night!  I don't have constant battles with "myself" anymore and my joints aren't killing me like they were BEFORE Thrive! I'm just an over-all MUCH happier person and can't believe what a difference these products make! 

If you want to take a peek at my website please go here... http://shannavineyard.le-vel.com/IndustryShift  The opportunity to share this with others is quite AMAZING as well! Ask me about that!!!!  I'd love to answer any questions you make have and get you living a happier and healthier life! 

One more short experience I want to share.... I received this message from my friend Cathy a few days ago and it really touched my heart and made me feel THAT much more excited about what I am doing and how much I am helping people.... Here's what Cathy said about her THRIVE experience...

"I wanted to wait one more day to see if it was just psychological or not. I really have decided it's not! I feel 1000% times better than just 3 days ago! I am more alert and not tired, and this is with sick kids!  My husband and I were at our wit's end, trying to decide what to do with me. For a few years now, I have been moody, grouchy, depressed, and tired. So tired, that I needed a nap every day just to function. I have been to the dr. numerous times. I have had hypothyroidism for 10 years not, so they have upped my meds many times, thinking that was the problem. I have been on anti-depressants for about 4 years. Didn't really help either. I was just "down" all the time, didn't want to really leave the house, wanted to quit my job; really I would be happiest being left alone and sleeping. Then, I would feel so sad and guilty about feeling this way and not doing enough for my kids and my husband, that I would feel even worse! It was a vicious cycle, and no way to live.

 I honestly, believe, with all of my soul, that Thrive has helped to kick start my body back into the land of the living! I can tell that it is doing things to get my energy level back up and this in turn, is helping raise my mood. I even exercised a little yesterday, which I haven't done in ages! If this continues to work, like I believe it will, I will consider it a miracle! Shanna, I thank you, my husband thanks you and my kids thank you, for sharing this wonderful product with me. I really believe that my life will change because of it!"

Contact me today so YOU can get your THRIVE on!!!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween Candy Toppers

Hey friends!  Thought I would share this fun Halloween candy bag topper I designed using my "The Witch Is In" digital scrapbooking kit. It's actually a kit filled with fun word art and images that can be used in traditional scrapbooking projects too!  Here's the topper!  And some other fun stuff!  Hope you have a great weekend! 

Here's a few other fun things I've made with
this festive kit.....

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Getting scrappy...

So I've been creating some new scrappy projects.  I love, love, love American Crafts products.  If you are a scrapbooker then chances are you love them too.  They really are a staple when I'm creating.  Whether it be papers, embellishments, or even those must-have THICKERS.  They are accepting applications to their Design Team though tomorrow so I am throwing my proverbial hat in the ring!  Not holding my breath on this but would be SUPER-DUPER excited to get on that team! 

I'm sure this is bad joo-joo to be sharing a few of the projects I submitted but I've never been the superstitious type so here goes....  :)   Oh and in case I don't check back in before the weekend.... ENJOY!!!! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Father's Day.  I thought I would share one of my favorite photos of all time.  These are my two favorite men in the world.  So lucky to have them! 
Hope you're getting to spend quality time with your favorite guys and have a blessed week.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

350 Cards and Gifts

This FANTABULOUS special issue by Paper Crafts magazine has a fun set of my cards in it!  I was very excited to have it picked up for publication because getting a special issue in the mail from PC is ALWAYS a treat!  One of my favorite things to do here during naptime is curl up on the couch with an ice cold drink and soak up every ounce of creativity that is found within it's pages!   This issue is on sale now at most craft and hobby and scrapbooking stores. You will LOVE it.
My "Owl Always Love You" Card Set is found on page 46.  Here's some photos that I took myself. of the set. 
I found those super cute owl stickers at Hobby Lobby and knew right away what I would do with them.  Finding a whole set of stickers that coordinate with each other is perfect for this kind of project.  Once I pulled together the papers I wanted to use... they all came together easily and quickly.  The gift bag to put the cards in was an added bonus! 

One of my favorite things to create when making cards is circular sentiments in Microsoft Word.  One of these days I will put together a tutorial on how to make them.  You would be shocked at how simple it is.  But for now I will share them.  Here is a photo of them and then CLICK HERE to go to the Paper Crafts website where you can download a pdf or jpg and keep a copy for yourself. 
All I did was sized them how I needed, printed them onto white cardstock then die cut them using
 Spellbinders Lacey Circles.  FUN!!!

Monday, May 27, 2013

My Holiday wall/display

I posted this on Facebook earlier today and have had a few friends asking if they can pin it on Pinterest so I thought I would post this photo real quick.  I will come back and update this post with more photos and details.... promise!  Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed Memorial Day honoring those who have and currently serve our country.... put themselves in harms way to defend our freedoms.  Hugs! 

Hey all!  I'm back to provide a few more details about this little display.  I have this wall between the windows in the back of my house and the arcadia/patio door that needed something fun.  It used to look like this: 
Pretty sad huh?  That table is one that Shane picked up from work.  They were going to throw it out but he saved it for me.  It's an old school changing table and had a small pad in the top of it.  I went nuts on it with some black spray paint and turned it into something I was happy about using in my home.  Spray paint can work miracles I say!!! HA! 
The next thing I did was got that amazing photo of my girls enlarged to a 16x20 and found a super cheap frame at Hobby Lobby to put it in. I painted it red and sanded it down first to age it's look a little.  Easy peasy! But this photo is by far my favorite part about this new display.
The other fun things I picked up at different places.  Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's, Michael's, and this really cute shop out in Orange, California.  The other favorite piece I have is the Declaration of Independence that I printed off the internet and framed.  Super easy and fun way to add to a patriotic display. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Page Maps Challenge and Prize

Hey there!  I got to play along with Page Maps as part of their anniversary celebrations this month so you need to head on over to their blog and check them out!  There's a fun technique I've shared with you and if you play along you could win some AWESOME Doodlebug products. 
Here's the layout I'm sharing but there's more so check it out!  Woot! 

Friday, May 3, 2013

New Cards and National Scrapbook Day News!

Hey there!  Just thought I'd check in and share some fun scrappy things and let you know where I think you should hang out for National Scrapbook Day tomorrow!  Or all weekend for that matter!

First,  I created a bunch of cards for a call for submissions with Paper Crafts magazine.  I did end up getting three of them requested for publication which always calls for a happy dance!  But that means I also have the "leftovers" to share here. Here they are. 

Okay...... and some other NEWS!!!!  I've had several of you asking how I create my fun digital cards and layouts!  I'm actually a Heritage Makers consultant.  I need to be better at working my business but I LOVE HM!!!  It's AMAZING and awesome!!! And this weekend in honor of
National Scrapbook Day.....  you can go to http://heritagemakers.com/shannavineyard 
 and create a free account. Free unlimited access to all templates & art on our site all weekend long!
If you have any questions at all.... please do not hesitate to email me at shannavineyard@gmail.com  I would be happy to show you how to use Studio and create fun projects too! 
Here's a layout I just created of my sweet Husband and Daughter.  Love it to pieces! 
Okay.... happy scrapping and have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Scrapbook and Cards Today Giveaway

There are few things that make a cardmaker happier than seeing her cards published in a BEAUTIFUL magazine!  When Becky Fleck asked if I would like to contribute to this Spring Issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today.... I literally did the jiggity-jig in my kitchen!!!  Now that this amazing publication is finally shipping I can share my cards with you that I created PLUS some of my favorite products that I used as well! 
I'm also giving away a copy of this issue to one lucky winner!  So be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win!  Winner will be announced by April 4th. 
These first two cards were my favorite of the bunch....  I fell in love with this Woodland Park chipboard by October Afternoon and knew I had to use it.  It just SCREAMS Spring and I also LOVE dimension on my cards so this chipboard was perfect.  The little bunnies are seriously the cutest things ever! 
This next card was a quickie because that's what makes using stickers AWESOME!  I absolutely ADORE this American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Stickers Book
This card MAY HAVE taken me about 10 minutes tops to create because all I did was layer some paper and stickers! 
Easy peasy! 
Okay..... and these last two cards were super fun because I got to do some coloring with my watercolor pencils using the images designed by Becky Fleck.  So stinking cute and fun!  You can find better images and links to purchase them here on the Penny Black Blog.
Okay..... don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of this Spring Issue.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

More Chevrons: The Twinery Challenge

I got to play a bit again during naptime so I tackled the chevron and green challenge going on over at The Twinery.  Love their Baker's twine!  You can NEVER have too much of this fun stuff!  I use it on all kinds of projects!  But I had to make a new one for this challenge so here it is. 
I have been without my printer FOREVER it seems like.  But I finally got a replacement so I made some new word art especially for this card and posted it below so you can save it and use it if you like.  I love mixing different patterns together so the polka dots with chevron just makes me happy!  Okay.... quickie post for today!  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Card Maps Vol. 3 Winner!!!

Becky T!! Email me with your mailing address!  Copies are shipping on Friday!
You're my winner!!!  Congrats girl!
Thanks everyone who left comments!  Enjoy the rest of your week! Hugs!