October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Edward had so much fun trick-or-treating tonight! He had a blast and he yelled trick-or-treat most of the time. We made him walk to tire him out too. He loves the fact that he has an entire bucket of candy. He got soooo much chocolate, but his favorites are the sour worms and lollipops.


It didn't take him long after we got home to dig into his stash :)

And I even dressed up today with my work friends :) Don't we rock?

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October 30, 2012

A friendship mini for a friend!

Hello scrappers. Nicole here today with a quick and easy mini album. A few months ago, my cousin asked me if I would be willing to make a friendship mini album for her to give to her best friend who just went away for college. And since I enjoy making things for other people, I said of course! The "Hello Friend" collection was the perfect fit for my mini. I love the soft colors and pretty embellishments! I think I need another set because I've been using this collection like it's going out of style. LOL.

  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Paper
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Garland
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Cardstock Stickers
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Large Rhinestones
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Epoxy Word Stickers
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Layered Cardstock Stickers
  • Glitz Design: “Hello Friend” Glitzers
  • Glitz Design: Die Cuts/Transparency

Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

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October 29, 2012

Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and our talented Design Team welcome you to join us for our October Blog Hop! We are happy to have you join us and hope you enjoy all that we have to share with you along the way!

The Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! Leave a comment there for a chance to win an extra prize package just for visiting the blog and telling us that you stopped by! You will also find a complete list of all the participating blogs there (in case there is a glitch along the way).

As you know, Zva Creative offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. We want to make sure that they shine bright for you, so each designer was will be sharing a creation using a specific color or color combination on their blog hop project. If you like what you see you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.

Supplies used: Patterned paper: Glitz Design, Stickers: Glitz Design, Sticker alphas: Glitz Design, Die Cuts: Glitz Design, Stamp: Glitz Design, Jewels: Zva Creative, Glitz Design, Flowers: Zva Creative, Corner rounder: Creative Memories.

To play along with our design team, just follow along the blog path. I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts today, October 29th and runs through 11:59pm US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, October 30th.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 31st on Zva Creative's blog. We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to Zva's blog on Wednesday.

All you need to do is leave a comment on this Blog Hop post... you do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. However, the more times you comment along the blog hop path, the more chances you will have to win.

We also thought it would be more fun to add even more chances to win our blog hop prize! To increase your chances of winning:

* Comment to let us know that you posted on your Facebook page about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you "tweeted" about our hop (link to any of the blog hop posts)

* Comment to let us know that you asked your local store to carry Zva creative products. If they already do, that's fantastic, maybe you can suggest other products that they don't carry.

*Hop over to Zva's blog and leave a comment there to tell us that you made it there!

The blog hop begins here at Zva Creative's blog. Your next stop is Windy Robinson. Enjoy!

Thank you for joining us!

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October 25, 2012

I love fall!

I love fall. Do I need to say more?

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October 20, 2012

Paper embellishments

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share a layout using lots of paper embellishments. While I was scrapping, I realized that I was running low on embellishments so I had no idea where this layout was going... I sort of went with the flow.

I started by laying different papers down and stitching them together using my sewing machine. Then I placed the photo in the center of the layout and decided to use that as my focal point. From that point, I decided to print a digital embellishment and add that below my photo and I hand-cut the banner from patterned paper!

I used a stamp and ribbon to fill in some white space and created a paper pinwheel to finish the layout!

Here are some close ups on how to create a pinwheel of your own:

Instructions for how to create a pinwheel:

1. Use 1 2 1/2"x2 1/2" Square as your base.
2. Using a paper piercer, poke a hole in the center of the square.
3. Using a pair of scissors, create cuts from each points towards the center leaving a small space in between.
4. Fold ends towards the middle, using glue dots to hold them in place.
5. Add a brad or die-cut to the center.

Glitz Design "Afternoon Muse" Papers
Glitz Design "Pretty in Pink" Digital Layered Sticker
Glitz Design "Pretty in Pink" Digital Whatnot
Epiphany Crafts Heart Epoxy Tool
American Crafts Bloomers
May Arts Trims in brown polka dots
Catslife Press Stamp
Dylusions Ink in bubblegum pink
Creative Memories Heart Punch
Creative Memories Circle Punch

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October 18, 2012

Family fun

Hello scrappers. I just have a quick and easy layout. I had so much fun working with Vintage Street Market papers on this layout. The patterns are fabulous and I love their color combinations. Notice how I used the sheer heart ribbon? It’s my new favorite! I used some ribbon as a border and then with a few leftover pieces, I carefully cut the hearts out and adhered them to my layout using Gluedots. Don’t they look great? I love it when I think of new ideas to stretch my supplies.

I love this ribbon by May Arts. The possibilities are endless! If you don't like this color, there are other colors to chose from. Click here!


■Cardstock: Creative Memories
■Patterned paper: Vintage Street Market
■Metal butterflies: Graphic 45
■Jewels: Zva Creative
■May Arts: Sheer Ribbon with Heart Edge
■Heart epoxy tool: Epiphany Crafts
■Bubble Caps: Epiphany Crafts
■Corner rounder: Creative Memories
■Heart punch: Creative Memories
■Adhesives: Creative Memories, Gluedots
■Thickers: American Crafts
■Pen: Creative Memories

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October 14, 2012

Pumpkin Carving

Hello! Today Grandma took Edward to the pumpkin farm to pick out pumpkins and tonight, Edward asked if we could cut the pumpkin. And of course I said yes! This is such a fun age, he has so much fun doing the simplest things. Here are some of my favorite photos so that his Meme can see them!

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October 12, 2012

Making your own embellishments stand out

Hello scrappers! Today I would like to share a fun tutorial on how you can create your own unique embellishments using supplies you have on hand. Sometimes, I find that I love my embellies, but they might look too plain and that’s when I  go digging through my stash to see what I’ve got. I think that embellishments are meant to be layered with other embellishments J

Here’s a fun tutorial on how you can create a fun embellishment using some items from the Journey SFTIO kit and some bling you may have on hand.

 And here is my layout :)
I love discovering new ways to make my embellishments work for me and I hope that I was able to inspire you to try thinking outside of the box.
Supplies used:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned paper: Echo Park Papers
Stickers: Echo Park Papers
Thickers: American Crafts
Canvas bird: Prima
Kraft flower: May Arts
Jewels: Zva Creative
Cabochons: Prima
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October 10, 2012

Using Digital Elements

Hello ladies. Nicole here with a few fun layouts. For my first layout I decided to go hybrid again. I love the Happy Travels digital collection; it's one of my all time favorite collections. After I completed the layout, I found it funny how much it looks like a fall layout, but it's really a summer layout :) This was a super quick and easy layout. I simply printed all of the digital whatnots and labels on plain cardstock, printed them out and cut them to use as my background papers.

Glitz Design: "Happy Travels" digital elements
American Crafts: Cardstock
American Crafts: Foam Alphas
Zva Creative: Flower
Zva Creative: Jewels
Jenni Bowlin: Butterfly Punch
Creative Memories: Corner rounder
Gluedots: Adhesives
Creative Memories: Pen/Adhesives

And here is another layout where I used digital elements from the Happy Travels digital collection. I printed the transparancy swirl onto a letter  sized cardstock and used it as my base!  I am so impressed with the quality of my printer. You can hardly tell the difference from regular paper vs. digital.


Glitz Design: "Happy Travels"digital elements
American Crafts: Cardstock
American Crafts: Thickers
Zva Creative: Jewels
Zva Creative: Flower
May Arts: Burlap
Jenni Bowlin: Butterfly Punch
Creative Memories: Corner rounder, Heart punch
Creative Memories: Adhesives
Creative Memories: Pen

Thanks for visiting and please come back again! Hope you have a fabulous day!

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October 1, 2012

October Journey kit by SFTIO

Hello scrappers! Can you believe it's October 1st already? I can't... But I love fall because it's my favorite time of year. Have you seen SFTIO's October Kit? It's all about scrapping your "JOURNEY, past and present this month! Get your kit here! And enjoy a few peeks while you wait for yours to be delivered to your door step. :)
Kit Details Patterned Paper Basic Grey Soleil Citrus Basic Grey Soleil Summer Daisy Basic Grey Soleil Pomelo Basic Grey Soleil Mermaid Basic Grey Soleil Rhubarb Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Chevron Woodgrain Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Hot Air Balloons Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Kraft Clouds Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Half Circle Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Kraft/Wood Distressed Solid Embellishments American Crafts Thickers Amy Tan Sketchbook Journal Foam White Jillibean Soup Alphabeans Kut Kraft Maya Road Kraft Layerable Flowers, 6-7 pcs My Mind's Eye The Sweetest Thing – Lavender Fabulous - Label Stickers Prima Cabochons, Tea Time, 2 pcs Prima SIIC Stamp and Postmark, ½ package Prima Resist Canvas Birds, 7-9 pcs Prima Bravo Pink Flower Websters Pages Girl Land Tutu Yellow, 17 inches Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Journaling Cards, 6 Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Element Sticker Basic Grey Soleil Mini Envelopes, 2-3 pcs Basic Grey Soleil Garland, 3 pieces (1/2 sheet) Color Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze Aloha Green Cardstock American Crafts Cardstock Butter American Crafts Cardstock Vanilla American Crafts Cardstock Kraft American Crafts Cardstock Lollipop American Crafts Cardstock Limeaid
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