Sunday, February 28, 2010

Roseville Snow

Happy Sunday everyone! After a week of clouds and rain we are having a beautiful day here. Lots of sunshine and blossoms on the trees! Spring is just around the corner...YAY!

I have a LO to share with you today which I did with papers from the Seaside Cottage Kit. I used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch for the border of flakes up the left side. I sprayed them with Shimmerz "Bed of Roses" (I am carrying the WHOLE line of Shimmerz...I LOVE that stuff!), which gave it a slight shimmer and defined the paper a bit. I also added some Prima Pearls to the center of them. I added a Hambly rub on, for the stitching, and some JB stickers up top. For my "Snow" Title I used Jillibean Kraft letters, which I painted with the Teresa Collins "Pearlz". I love how they look. But I now have the White in stock...not sure which I like better... :)
Hope you all have a great Sunday. And just a is the last day to get your name in for the Tessa Ann Button giveaway! So sign up and get your chance at this pretty set!

Saturday, February 27, 2010


I only have 2 of these in stock. Please go HERE to order!!

Double the Love

I am sure you are fmailiar with Deb over at Say it with Letters if you aren't you are missing out on some incredible stuff she does. Anyhoo...this is her twins and when she sent me this pic I knew it was perfect for the Seaside Cottage kit (sold out).

At the bottom i found some Hambly rub on's (one only knows how long i had them) and here is a bit of advice if they are too old they will not rub off that was okay in my case because i actually like that they are broken off in spots and not a perfect rub. I left the JB sticker blank because i am sending this to Deb so she can add the date the pic was taken or whatever she wants to add there. :)

In January's Paper Doll Kit (sold Out) noel included some shimmerz paints well instead of shaking the pot to mix it up i opened it and there was some thick unmixed stuff on the top lid so i painted the MF embellishment with it and let it dry then i picked some of it off to give it that look i was going for. I used some Tim Holtz Distress Stickles for the leaves. i loved how it turned out.


I wanted to share a little project i did and trust me when i say little i mean LITTLE... :).. You know how EVERYWHERE you go they give you a reward card? Well i never have mine on me..they are either in the wrong purse or wrong wallet or in the car..i have them everywhere but where they should be..and not to mention..who the heck wants a bazillion cards hanging from their key ring..NOT ME!!... So what i did was take a Maya Road Sheer Journaling spot. fancy it up a itsy bitty bit and punched holes in my rewards cards and the journaling spot (being careful not to punch through a bar card or magnetic strip and put them on a i keep it in my purse hanging from my strap in the inside so no matter where i go i have them.

Now trust me i have more but i have to find them all. See what i mean i never have them where they are suppose to be.

If you make your own i want to see be sure and link it back so i can peek at it.
Happy Saturday.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sketch and Layout

Well today is my turn on the blog to put up a fancy sketch and a layout to match... then I realized wait! I have no computer skills to do a sketch (ha!) and instead of pulling out the crayons and giving you a kindergarten sketch I turned to multitalented Jana and she whipped up this great sketch based on my layout below... I'd love to see what you all come up with based on this sketch!
Thanks Jana!

I used the Noel Mignon "Object of My Affection" for this layout:

Thanks for stopping by!

Our March Guest Designer is...

Kimberly Neddo!! YAY!!!! If you don't already, be sure to browse through Kimberly's blog! It's so full of beautiful creations and photos!

Welcome Kimberly :D :D :D ! We can't wait to see what you create with The Seaside Cottage kit! Be sure to check out this blog every week for Kimberly's posts all throughout March. Plus she will be joining us for the monthly challenges as well.

How lucky are we {squeal}!?! Please join me in giving her a very warm welcome! :D :D :D :D

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

This Kid Cracks Me Up! Journaling Tip

I have a quick LO to share with you today of my silly son at Christmas. He was hugging his beloved Christmas presents! His expression just cracked me up! I used bits and pieces of Noel's Christmas kits and her new Jenni Bowlin pennant stickers.

Quick Journaling Tip: I keep a stash handy of tags. I love to journal but don't always like to see it. So I tend to slip the journaling behind the picture with just a hint of it peeking at the top. Another idea is to use a frosted bag as part of your LO and journal on a piece of paper/tag to slip in the bag.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Do a little altering!

I have a little confession- I have a horrible memory!

I call it "Mommy Brain Drain."

I've tried several methods to help me remember which bills I've paid, and which ones I haven't, but being such a visual person, I need something right in front of me all the time. I decided to make something to hang near my desk as a reminder.

I found this at Hobby Lobby on clearance (for $2!) to use for my little reminder board.

Not my style, so I needed to make it "me!"

With any project like this, I start by cutting out some paper the size of the object, and remove the little hook (I'll re-attach those later).
I then lay it on top and cut out the other areas with an exacto blade.
The I ink & distress the edges.
I adhere it down and OOPS! I cut it too short! That's okay...
...I'll just punch some circles, cut 'em in half, and ink the edges.
They adhere down nicely for a little border.
I don't like the top edge of the scallops being raw, so I cut another strip of paper and punch a cute border.
With some more inking of the edges and trimming it to fit, it looks quite nice on top!
Now time to do some embellishing (and distress/sand the black paint a little more).
Screw the little hook back on (I marked the holes with my exacto blade), and then cover the screw heads with rhinestones.
I cut out some cute tags and labeled each one with a bill I need to pay (home, phone, power, etc.). I punched a hole and tied some twine through it.

The plan is to switch the tags over from the left hook to the right one, once I pay it!
(Everything here is from the Seaside Cottage kit, except for the new Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type letters- which I LOVE! Oh and look! Noel has them on sale!)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Easter with the Seaside Cottage Kit

The Seaside Cottage kit has quickly become a new favorite of mine! Here I have used it to scrap a photo of my kids all dressed up for Easter last year.

I also played with A LOT of Shimmerz on this page. So FUN!!! By the way, did you see that Noel is now carrying the ENTIRE Shimmerz line in her store!!!! ***THUD!!*** I think I have died and gone to heaven! Hehehehe!

As I was building my page, I decided that my background needed some sprucing up. Here is what it looked like BEFORE *Please excuse the nighttime photos.*

And here is what is looked like AFTER. It's amazing how much depth you can add to a page just by pulling out your paints and mists!

I used the Weatherd Wood Crackle Paint from the kit to add a "frame" around the patterned paper layer and then spritzed the background with Shimmerz Snow Storm Vibez for a whitewashed, shimmery feel. But that's not all! I also added drips of Shimmerz Cotton Candy Spritz (pink). I love the distressed and soft feeling it adds!

The Prima letters are cream and were feeling washed out on my page. I decided to add a little color to them with Pink Shimmerz Paint . (The Pink Shimmerz paint was included in the Paper Doll kit, but you can also purchase it in the Noel Mignon Online Store.) First I sanded them lightly to rough up the coating on the letters and then I painted them. While the paint was wet I sprinkled clear craft glitter over them. Finally, I sealed them with a Matte Finish Spray. I LOVE how they turned out. A little shabby, a little distressed, but full of beautiful sparkle!

The "love" chipboard piece is from the Object of My Affection kit. I wanted it to match the Prima chipboard letters, so here is what I did.

First, I gave the chipboard piece a base coat of white acrylic paint.

Next, I used a script stamp (this one is by 7 Gypsies) and black ink to add a little pattern. I then misted it with Treasured Hymn Spritz by Shimmerz to make it off-white like the Prima letters. I could stop here if I wanted it to look like the original chipboard letters.

But I continued on with the Pink Shimmerz Paint and glitter to make it match the letters on my page.

And here is how the final piece looks! :)

What are you scrapping this week?

Jana Eubank