Saturday, December 29, 2007


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Embellishments included:
2 Jenni Bowlin Spring Picnic Journaling cards
2 Prima silk florals (shape and color will vary)
1 Imaginisce "Family" clear stamp
1 yard Queen and Co. Pink flower felt fusion
10 assorted Rusty Pickle pink and blue buttons
4 pieces of Heidi Swapp Raw chip shapes (shapes and sizes will vary)
4 American Crafts sky blue metal photo corners
1 package Cosmo Cricket "Loveline" Chipboard alphas
1 21" pink floral Artchix foil border
1 sheet Imaginisce "Falling for you" tags
1 sheet Collage Press Ledger Journaling Tape
1 sheet Collage Press "Inventory" Journaling Cards
1 sheet Fancy Pants "Crush" Titles and Tags
1 American Crafts Memory Marker in Raspberry

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Papers Included:
Fancy Pants "Crush" Double Sided papers
-First Date
-In Love
Imaginisce "Loves Me" Double Sided papers
-The Game of Love
-Weak in the Knees
-Love is in the Air
Jenni Bowlin Studio
-Pink Label
5 matching Bazzill Cardstock Sheets

$34.99 Click HERE to order!!


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Embellishments include:
1 sheet Two Scoops Element Stickers (styles will vary)
1 Jenni Bowlin Journaling sticker
1 yard American Crafts Elements ribbon (Funhouse)
2 ArtChix Pink Foil Angel Wings
1 Jenni Bowlin "Adore" bingo card
5 assorted Happy Hammer mini brads
6 assorted pieces of Making Memories Noteworthy Glitter Diecuts
5 assorted Prima "Press N Petals"
1 package orange American Crafts Thickers "Platforms"
1 sheet 7 gypsies Pretoria Collection Frames and Tags stickers
1 sheet Collage Press Black and Cream Journaling Tape
1 sheet Cosmo Cricket "Hey Sugar" Journaling Cards

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Papers Included:
Basic Grey "Two Scoops" Double Sided papers
-Butter Pecan
Cosmo Cricket "Hey Sugar" Double Sided papers
-Honey Honey
-Heart Strings
-Be mine
7 Gypsies "Pretoria Collection"
Jenni Bowlin Studio
-Black Label
5 sheets matching Bazzill

$36.99 Click HERE to order!!

Sugar Cookie

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This kit includes the following embellishments:
(1) Bottle Making Memories Funky Vintage-Lipstick paint
(2) 7 gypsies words flashcards (each card differs)
(2) Jenni Bowlin Spring Picnic Journaling Cards (patterns will vary)
(1) yard Bazzill Basics green gingham ribbon
(1) Heidi Swapp XL Bloom (colors will vary)
(2) Prima medium silk blooms (colors will vary)
(4) American Crafts felt hearts (color and shape will vary)
(2) Imaginisce Polished Pebbles (colors will vary)
(3) pieces Making Memories Noteworthy Glitter Jigsaw (color and shape will vary)
(1) sheet of KI Memories Pop Culture love taglines stickers
(1) package Two Scoops Chipsticker ABC in Pink
(1) sheet Two Scoops Olio Rub-ons (style will vary)

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And the Following Papers:
Basic Grey "Two Scoops" Double Sided papers
-Mint Chocolate Chip
-Ice Cream Parlor
Fancy Pants "Crush" Double Sided papers
-Head over Heels
KI Memories "Pop Culture" papers
-Feather Boa
-Lava Lamp
KI Memories Lace Cardstock
-Gossip Bluebird
5 sheets matching Bazzill

$34.99 Click HERE to order!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Stapling Felt

So I was working on a layout today and I thought my little felt heart would be adorable with some ribbon attached. So of course i whipped out my stapler to attach is to a corner of the heart. Well that didn't work. I just smooshed the felt..tried again..another smoosh.

So I thought about it and put a piece of scrap heavyweight paper on the backside of the felt and voila...worked like a charm! So remember when you want to staple felt you need to add card stock behind and then trim around to avoid the "smoosh".

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ho Ho Ho

I did this with a mix of the NoelMignon holiday kits plus an added HS silhouette image and red thickers letters instead of green. It looks complicated, but took me no time. And I love edging LO's with scraps!

New design team!

Hi everyone and Merry Christmas eve eve!

Well as you can imagine I have had a rough time making these decisions but please join me in welcoming the new DT for the next 6 months. I am so lucky to have all of them joining the site and blogs and I'm sure they will be providing TONS of ideas and inspiration.

First off...we have Ashley Smith. Ashley is returning to the team, and she is going to be the DT coordinator. So welcome back Ashley!! YAY!

Next up.... is the amazing Adrienne Nixon!!
Adrienne simply rocks and is super fun! I'm sure a lot of you know her, she's "kind of a big deal", lol!

Third....the oh so talented and stunning Jana Eubank. If you have not seen her literally takes my breath away! The way she layers and's fantastic!

And last, but certainly not least we welcome Patti Hozack. Patti is one of my all time favorite scrappers! She is constantly featured on ScrapJazz and is a pro at using different shapes and direction in her work. She has joined in on my challenges from the beginning and was always a favorite!!

So there we have it. The new team.

I would like to take a minute to thank Jael Calvillo for providing STUNNING work throughout the last year. Jael is truly a "natural" scrapper. Everything she does is so full of life and, as with any true artist, when you see Jael's work you know it's hers before you even see her name on it. She owns it and I'm going to miss her so much. She is a great scrapper and a great friend and a true sweetheart! Please browse through the months below to see what I mean. But I warn you "prepare to be amazed"!

Also, I would like to thank Elizabeth Manna, who has been GDTM for the last few months. Again, she is awesome! Awesome scrapper, awesome person and awesome friend! I would also like to thank all of you who entered the call....again I'm humbled and awed by all of your amazing work!

And because of this I have made a decision....a fun decision! As you all saw, the winner of this challenge will be getting to choose a paper kit and will be guest DTM for January. Well, I thought "why not do this every month?" I am!! The beginning of every month I will be holding a challenge, and the winner of that challenge will get to be on the DT the following month. Then I can offer the position to more of you and we will all win by getting to see all the talent out there!! Sound good?? I hope so!!

So that's what I have to share today! Make sure you check back tomorrow to see who will be filling the first guest spot! Again, decisions...decisions. Have you seen the slide show??? Oh my goodness....guys watch it all the way through and then tell me how I'm going to pick!'re killin' me (in a good way)!

Friday, December 21, 2007

New Jan Kits Sneak Peek

I've got 3 new kits coming I was finally able to get some sneak peek pics of whats coming!! Be on the lookout for these to be released sometime the 2nd week of Jan!! Yummy yum yum!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Hi everyone!! I'm just going to give everyone a quick update as to where I am as far as getting a new DT together. I have received over 50 entries to be considered...that's so amazing, and overwhelming and humbling! I am just in awe at the level of work EVERYONE has submitted! I will be taking the next several days to go through and think very long and hard about my choices!

Now I know I said that the winner of the Holiday challenge will get to pick a paper kit....but I would also like to extend an invitation to the winner of this challenge to be the first guest design team member for January!

I am having such a hard time picking 3 people out of this lot...there is just so much talent to chose from....again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for wanting to be a part of the team!

Have a great weekend! And keep submitting for the runs through the end of this week.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas cards

Cards I made for some friends!
Supplies used: BG Blitzen & Recollection pps, Doodlebug frills & stickers, hambly, prima flowers, stickles, KI rhinestone flowers, stamp by Michael, and Maya Road Office Sheers

Fun challenge

One of my friends (and ex guest DT member) Lesle is doing a fun challenge over on her blog and the prize is $40 GC to the store! Hurry on over and get started to win the BIG PRIZE!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Fun with Felt!

One of the latest trends in scrapbooking is the use of felt on any and all projects. Many companies are releasing felt embellishments, and on these cards I used embellishments by Fancy Pants Designs. I love the texture that felt adds to a layout or card, and it sometimes even lends a "retro" feel to your project. The main obstacle to overcome with felt is attaching it to your project. After trying many of my mainstay adhesives and having no luck, I discovered that KI Gloo is an awesome alternative to regularly used adhesives. If you are planning to use felt on many projects at all, KI Gloo would be a great investment. As an alternative, I used brads to attach my flowers to these cards--no adhesive was necessary at all in those cases. You could easily use brads on other felt shapes as well. And if you're feeling really ambitious, sewing felt embellishements onto your project would make any layout or card look awesome! So have lots of fun with your felt embellishments--they are sure to add lots of texture and dimension to all your projects!

Monday, December 3, 2007

What I'm doing with the kits!

So here's what I have been doing with the Holiday Kits over the last few days! Making a really fun little mini book (Basic Grey luggage tag)! Most of the papers are from the kits...but I threw in some of the Cosmo Wonderland pages at the end. And here are some of the other embellishments I pulled out too! I inked all the edges with the Tim Holtz distressed ink in fire brick. Then I also added some Cosmo rub ons, Queen and Co. felts, FP felts, few other thickers, velvet ribbon (green), Hambly rub ons ,buttons, and stickers from the Cosmo Cricket sticker book.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

DT Call!!

Hi Everyone!

I am holding an open DT call for 3 new DT members. This will be a 6 month run from Jan-June. The call will be open from today until Dec. 15th. I am asking for 5 items from each entrant, 3 LO's and 2 cards. In addition I would really like to get to know a bit about you. What DT's you have been on before or presently, why you paper craft, how often, and what your "scrapping style" is.

A little about me....I am VERY laid back as far as assignments and deadlines go. The assignments usually go something like this "do 4 or 5 LO's sometime before the end of next month"...LOL. I'm basically chill. But I will be recruiting new members to help me come up with ideas for challenges and product input. There is a tips and techniques blog that I ask additions to every month or 2. I don't have a MB so there is no requirement for daily posts...etc. And also, there will be a website revamp after the first of the year. But I have no plans for a MB, there are already a billion to choose from. I don't need to add another to fill your days with, or mine for that matter! But there may be a customer gallery and other cool additions coming!

If you are chosen I will be sending out boxes of supplies to you every 2 months (3 total) with varying papers and supplies.

I will be announcing the winners on Dec. 23rd and the first boxes of supplies will be sent out on Dec. 28th. Please email your entries to me at and title the email "DT call". And also...please try and keep the files on the smaller size...too big crashes my mail server.

I'm excited to see who, what, where, when and how this all goes down.


Friday, November 16, 2007


Like many scrapbookers, I enjoy creating all sorts of crafts. Which means that I have a ton of supplies lying around that I try to incorporate on my lo's.

About a year ago while garage sale-in' with my mom, I bought more glue sticks in more colors than any one person So I decided to come up with a way that I could scrap with them.

That is when I decided to make my own lil embellies with them.

To get started you need just a couple of supplies.

1. A glue gun

2. Glue sticks in any color you want. You can find colored glue sticks at any craft store.

3. An acrylic stamp block

After you have decided what you want to "draw", let your glue stick warm up a lil bit in your glue gun and then go to town.

Once you've gotten as many as you can fit on your acrylic block, just wait a second for them to cool off. Usually by the time you are done with the last one, your first one should be cool.

After they are all cooled, gently peel them off the acrylic block.

Create as many embellies as you want.

Once they are all done, adhere them to your lo's or cards using any type of glue (I used fine line glue and of course it worked like a charm...I love this stuff!!!)

product used: Sassafras Lass Owl Pals Collection Kit,American Crafts "Giggles" Thickers in Brown from the Noel Mignon Debut Kit ,fine line glue, and misc. ric rac.


A lo using your very own handmade embellies!!!!

Some ideas using this technique would be to:

*Add glitter, seed beads, etc. to it before it dried

*Print a word or a dingbat out, place image underneath acrylic block, and then "trace" it with the glue

Hope ya'll have fun with this technique and remember: DON'T BURN THOSE FINGERS!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Two of my favorite transparencies are Hambly Screen Prints and My Minds Eyes 4x6 frames. These transparencies add so much to a layout. And there are many way to used them. Here are some of my favorite:

ADHESIVE-I love mini glue dots and Tombo Mono permanent roller. These are easy to use because you can hide them behind the printed part.

PAINT-I love to use Dabbers by ranger. Dabbed it on the back of the overlay for a fun look.

INK-I love Staz-On to ink the edges or to stamp. Just be careful to not smear and let it dry.

PENS/MARKERS-My favorites are Sakura Souffle pens and Sharpies permanent markers.

You can also used staples and brads to hold them in place.
So have fun using transparencies and discover new way to used them. For there are many more to be discovered by experminting with them. These are just some of my faves!!

Jack Frost

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Details of the Kit

(6) sheets coordinating Bazzil cardstock
(6) sheets BasicGrey double sided "Figgy Pudding" papers (Glee, Pepperberry, Festive, Wonderful, Kringle and Silent Night)
(3) sheet Fancy Pants "Holly Jolly" double sided papers (Striped Sweater, Flurry, and Planner)
(2) sheets Daisy D's "Sugerplum Paisley" papers (Polar Bear and Snowflake)
(1) Fancy Pants "Blizzard" transparency overlay
(1) sheet Piggy Tales Barn Doors (shapes will vary)
(2) sheets BasicGrey undressed "ornaments" chipboard (shapes will vary)
(1) sheet Daisy D's Holiday Arrows
(1) sheet Fancy Pants "Holly Jolly" rub ons
(2) tubes of ki memories assorted "color lab" goodies (shimmer brads, gems, letters, paper clips)
(2 yards) ArtChix crafters tinsel (gold and silver)
(1 yard) American Crafts cranberry rick-rack
(3) ArtChix golden foil trees
(3) ArtChix red foil poinsettia flowers
(4) Fancy Pants "Tis the Season" pins (styles and colors will vary)
(1) ki memories "alpine" bobbin (styles will vary)
(2) Making Memories "St. Nick" sweets tags
(2) digitalpaperie journaling cards (styles will vary)
(5) assorted ki memories "alpine" hip chip (shapes will vary)

$35.99...Click here to order!!

This kit is HUGE and will keep you busy on Christmas layouts and projects for quite awhile!