March 30, 2013

Project Life

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying your Saturday. Last night when I got home from work I noticed my recent purchase from the Home Shopping Network had arrived. I'm not big on these shopping network sites, but I couldn't pass up the chance to buy the new Jade Project Life kit at a seller price! So last night I opened it to look at the cards and pretty colors and thought to myself, "I'm really not going to do this, who am I kidding? I'll just give it to mom." Well that changed this morning when I thought I'd try a page and then a page went to two pages and then three... I think I might like this new way of scrapping! No way am I giving up scrapping layouts, but I'm thinking that when I have several pictures that I couldn't normally fit on a page, I'll create a project life layout. I think I'm gonna create one project life layout each month which will sum up the month. This way I don't get overwhelmed. I know there are some scrappers who are doing this on a weekly basis and if I try to own up to a weekly layout, I will fail. I just know it. So here's the kit! All of this for $49.95. Woot, woot. Buy yours here!

And here's what my layouts for January, February and March look like! Don't be too critical... they are my first and I have to get used to this way of scrapping :)



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March 28, 2013

Glitz Design blog hop

Hello scrappers! Welcome to the Glitz Design blog hop and thank you for joining us. I hope that you are inspired as much as I am with the projects that we have created using the "Uncharted Waters" collection. I am in love with the "Whanots" because there are so many adorable die cuts in this collection.

Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the designers blogs for a chance to win your very own "Uncharted waters" collection! Winners will be announced Sunday night!

Here is the list of designers and blogs in case you get lost along the way.

Glitz Design -
Lea Lawson -
Audrey Yeager -
Camilla Ekman -
Gerry Van Gent -
Janna Werner -
Karola Witczak -
Laurie Schmidlin -
Lisa Andrews -
Mou Saha -
Nicole Harper -
Nicole Martel -
Noel Culbertson -
Rommel Okuma -
Teresa Kline -

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March 25, 2013

Zva Creative March DT Blog Hop!

Zva Creative and my fellow Design Team members welcome you to our March blog hop! We are excited about month's hop and look forward to sharing our new work with you!

Today's Blog Hop begins at Zva Creative's blog! Be sure head on over to check it out! 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 offers many beautiful color groupings for pearls, flowers and crystals. If you like what you see along the hop you can find a list of stores and online retailers that sell Zva HERE.


If you would like 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. Be prepared to be inspired along the way!
The Blog Hop starts today, March 25th and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, March 26th.
Hidden on FIVE of the designer's blogs is a Zva Creative prize package! Winners will be randomly chosen after the hop is over. 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.

The 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 27th 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 to see if you are a winner!

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 facebook page and "like" our page or leave a comment there to tell us that you stopped by if you already like follow us there!

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

Thank you for joining us!

P.S. Mark your calendar to join us again on April 29th for our next Zva blog hop!

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March 21, 2013

Happy Easter

Hello scrappers! This week, Zva Creative and Authentique Paper teamed up for a fun weekly blog hop. Be sure stop by Windy's blog and the Authentique blog for some spring inspiration. I had such a fun time creating this layout. I've had this picture since last Easter and never got the chance to scrap it. Sometimes, I don't have the right papers and embellishments so I'll wait until I have the right products to scrap those pictures I hold dear to my heart.

Last spring I had momom make an Easter vest and bow tie for Edward. He looked absolutely adorable!! He's so skinny, I'm thinking he might be able to wear it again this year! I'll have to try it on him this week.

Supplies: Patterned paper: Authentique Paper, Stickers: Authentique Paper, Tag: S.E.I., Twine: May Arts, Jewels: Zva Creative, Pen: Signo-Uniball, Glue: Helmar USA, Adhesives: Creative Memories, Mists: Tattered Angels.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a comment on each of the blogs this week for a chance to win some fabulous bling!  Have a great day!

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March 20, 2013

How about a little respect?

Hello everyone. Happy hump day. Today I have a quick and easy layout to share with you. I love how this layout turned out and I love the papers by Pink Paislee. The colors and patterns are awesome... They simply rock and I was lucky enough to receive their papers in this month's "Respect" kit by Scrapbooking from the inside out. If you haven't heard of this kit club, you should check it out! Each month, the designers are required to create 4 layouts that work with the monthly kit's emotion. I'm always inspired by what the team creates. It's amazing how we are each given the same exact kit and we all create something completely different.

Here's one of my layouts about being "respected" or not... I should say. Click here to see what the other designers created this month!

Supplies: Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Echo Park, Die cuts: Pink Paislee, Stickers: Echo Park, Washi tape: Prima, Stamp: Glitz Design (pen), Jewels: Zva Creative, Glue; Helmar USA, Mini stapler: Tim Holtz.

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March 15, 2013

Don't throw that away

Hello scrappers. Nicole here with a few layouts. This month I decided to go a little green. No, not literally... I'm all about recycling and saving the trees so I thought it would be fun to incorporate that into my scrapping. For my first layout, I simply trimmed the outer edge of my sticker borders to use on my layout. You know that edge that remains in the back after you peel the layout. You can carefully cut around the images for a fun frame for your layout!

Glitz Design "Color Me Happy" Papers
Glitz Design "Color Me Happy" Washi Tape
Glitz Design "Color Me Happy" Paper Layers
Glitz Design "Color Me Happy" Cardstock stickers

And for my second layout I stamped my butterfly images onto the white side of the packaging and then I used scissors to cut them out. This is such a quick and easy way to create an embellishment for your layout.

Glitz Design "Love You Madly" Papers
Glitz Design "Love You Madly" Washi Tape
Glitz Design "Color Me Happy" Washi Tape
Glitz Design "Love You Madly" Whatnots
Glitz Design "Hello Friend" Stamps
Glitz Design "Love You Madly" Cardstock Stickers

Zva Creative: Flower
Tattered Angels: Mist
Creative Memories: Cardstock
S.E.I.: Dragonfly charm & Tag
May Arts: Lace & Ribbon
Maya Road: Chipboard

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March 13, 2013

Meme came!

Edward had such a great time with his Meme last week. She came up from Florida to visit for a few days. Edward didn't leave her side, the entire time that she was here. He was a bit sad that she had to leave, but I have some great photos of their time together. Here are my favorites!

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March 12, 2013

Sparkly flower

Hello! Hope all is well. Today I have a fun ribbon flower tutorial to share with you. I had such a fun time creating this one of a kind flower for my layout. The next time you're short on flowers, check out your stash. I bet you might discover a new idea of your own!

In order to create this flower, you'll need a sparkler, a piece of ribbon and some glue. Simply wrap the ribbon around the sparkler and then trim the extra piece if needed and glue the ribbon around the edge. This was so quick and easy!
Supplies: Cardstock: Creative Memories, Patterned paper: Echo Park, Stickers: Echo Park, Chipboard alphas: American Crafts, Washi tape: Prima, Die cuts: Pink Paislee, Tulle Trim: Maya Road, Sparkler: Webster’s Pages, Mini stapler: Tim Holtz, Square punch: Creative Memories, Adhesives: Helmar USA.  Respect kit by SFTIO.
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March 6, 2013

Cozy Crop House

Hello! This past weekend my mom and I went to the Cozy Crop House again. This was our second year in a row going and I had a great time. It was a much needed getaway for the both of us. We ate lots of good food and scrapped our hearts out. Mom completed an entire album using her cruise pictures. I was so impressed! We're talking about someone who hasn't scrapped in a year. I decided to work on some layouts for some upcoming pubs! Since I don't own a Cricut, I played with the one at the crop on the majority of my layouts. Although I like the Cricut, I'm holding out for the Cameo.

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March 1, 2013


Hello scrappers! By the time you see this blog post, I will be at the Cozy Crop House in PA scrapping away with my mom! Love that place! Anyway, I wanted to let you know that the March Respect kit is now available at SFTIO. There are lots of goodies in this kit and I love the papers from Echo Park and Crate paper! Fun stuff! I had such a great time creating my layouts with this kit and I think you will too.

Don't forget to stop by the gallery to see what we have created this month! You never know, you might be inspired to step out of the box and scrap about your life and what respect means to you.

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