Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I love my juicer! Papers from DCWV and Sassafras Lass

Monster Attitude

This layout is for my Daily Challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks for today. The challenge is to create a layout using Nicknames (you, your kids, spouse, pets...) and use bright colors.

These two definately have Monster Attitudes! Savvy was just a baby in these photos but we already knew! Papers from DCWV, October Afternoon, and Creative Imaginations

Joey's Bonsai

Just a couple of the photos that I took of my cousin and his amazing Bonsai.
All Marrakech by Basic Grey

Monday, April 20, 2009

Make your Chipboard Shine! tutorial

Make your chipboard shine!

This is a technique tutorial that I have created for Serendipity Scrapbooks.

Rose Garden layout

Papers - “Urban Prairie” Collection by Basic Grey
“Urban Prairie » stamps by Basic Grey -
Glossy Accents by Ranger or Diamond Glaze by JudiKins
Ultrafine glitter and little glitter spoons – “Polar Bear” by Art Glitter
(*note: if you don’t have the little glitter spoons, you can use any plastic spoon)
Lime pastel and lipstick red chalk inks - Colorbox
Rose Petal Acrylic paint – Making memories

To create this sparkly enameled appearance:
1. Paint the naked chipboard letters or any chipboard elements that you would like to use, with acrylic paint, allow drying time, and sand the edges if you would like to give it a distressed look.

2. Using coordinating Colorbox Chalk inks, stamp a vine flourish design along the lower half of the letters, adding flowers with a second color.

{CLICK on the images to see them larger}

3. Apply a thick coat of Glossy Accents (or Diamond Glaze) by first going around the perimeter and then filling in the surface area.

4. While the Glossy Accents is still wet, very lightly sprinkle ultrafine transparent or iridescent Art Glitters over the surface. (*tip: I recommend using the little Art Glitter spoons to get just the right amount of glitter from the glitter jar. This simple little tool really reduces the amount of glitter that you will have to clean up, while allowing you to easily control the amount that you sprinkle) The glitter will sink into the surface of the Glossy Accents. Add rhinestones to the center of the flowers if desired.

Felt and Floss (spring cleaning)

This is my layout for the Spring Cleaning Challenge on Serendipity Scrapbooks this month. My Challenge was to organize all of your ribbons, fibers, felt, floss, and trim. Then to do a layout using 3 of those items on a layout. Here is the challenge. And here are the other Spring Cleaning Challenges.

I used papers from DCWV's Spring Glitter Stack and the Grade School Stack. I painted the flourish design on the paper with Twinkling H2Os. The felt flowers are just hand cut.

I got a Cricut!!!

I finally took the plunge and bought a Cricut Expressions and I totally love it. You will be seeing alot of designs from the first 4 cartridges til I expand my library! lol.

Another one for the Disney challenge #6. I can not take credit for the design though, I CASED my good friend, Kathleen Summer's Layout: HERE. It was just so cute that I had to give it a try. Mines a bit.... I think you can only call it Unique. LOL!

I just love the colors and patterns in the Que Sera Sera Collection - maybe a bit too much because I am using so many at the same time. I used my new Cricut to cut the title and the green viney things.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I'm Late, I'm Late!

Alex with the White Rabbit. We found him our first morning at the Contemporary Resort. I used Penny Lane by My Minds Eye and some valentines papers from Making Memories.

Kristin's Cricut Tag

I promised to make my friend Kristin a tag for her Cricut bag because she loaned me the Cricut to play with. I loved it so much that I just got my own Cricut!!! I am loving it. Anyway, here is the tag that I made for her using K&Co Que Sera Sera collection papers. Lots of Purple too because I know how much she loves it (NOT). LOL

we love these little stinkers!

The Green Collection by DCWV has the perfect look and colors for my old zoo photos of the boys, and the little skunk is too cute.

Bunny Snacks Card

I made this card for my mom. The papers are all DCWV Garden Party and then I used a cute vintage veggies image from Altered Pages.

Danger, Danger, Danger!

My two very silly boys at Animal Kingdom. I used the Archaic collection by Basic Grey.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Lemonade Stand Award {thanks Cheri!}

Imagine a glass of ice cold, freshly squeezed lemonade right now? mmmmmm!!! This award is even better than that! Most especially because it came from my good friend, Cheri Wenger. She is so talented and just about the sweetest person I know. You have just got to check out her creative blog HERE. Check out the other incredibly talented ladies that she has nominated for this award - WOW! And if you have a bit of time to do a card before Easter, scroll down a bit and take a look at the fantastic chick in a paisley egg card that she designed. So cute.

Here are my choices for the Lemonade Stand Award given for their great attitude and gratitude...

Betsy Veldman at
Mandy Koontz at
Melanie Seppeler at
Kristin Fougeron at
Heidi Smith at

To pick up your Lemonade Stand Award, comment on this blog. Cut and paste the award logo (or download the jpeg to your computer to add as a picture to your post). Nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award, and link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

Enjoy a glass of fresh lemonade with a friend today!

Tea Time

This is my first layout for the Disney Challenge #6. We have our little traditions on our Disney vacations and one of my favorites is shopping in this little cottage in Epcot UK. I love to buy the Twinnings Lemon Scented tea, looking at tea things, buying Chris' Aero candy, and this time I also bought this little spoon to include on the layout. And then I got this beautiful Porcelain collection from Basic Grey. Could it be any more perfect!?

Here are 3 layouts that I created along with the following mini album - all using the April Serendipity Scrapbooks Altered kit. See it HERE. This collection of coordinating papers includes alot of SEI papers coordinating with some of their flowers, chipboard, and awesome brads. I also love this pink Alpha from Pink Paislee.

Mad Tea Party Mini *April Serendipity Scrapbooks*

You would have to see this mini in real life to appreciate how cute it is. A bunch of these papers have shimmery parts and the chipboard is awesome! This is my first acrylic album and I had so much fun making it all silly because of my ride photos. All of the products except the white paint are from the April Serendipity Scrapbooks Altered kit. See it HERE.