And I will bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moths.
~Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


So I am pretty stoked, for 2 reasons!
First, we are expecting a BIG snow storm here in Prescott, AZ, we're expecting a good foot of snow!! The temp has dropped like crazy! ok ok a foot is proly NOTHING compared to what some of you may get where you live, but for us folks, this is BIG! So I am excited, we'll get to play in it as Jayden calls it "no!! mom look no!!!" instead of its the cutest!
Ok, second reason, I got a Cricut Expression for Christmas and finally had time to take it out of it's box, her name is Betty;) I know, alittle behind on the Expression bandwagon, but hey I'm on. And I loooove it!

ok I suppose now I should move onto the rest of my post...
Here's a layout I made of Nik, as soon as I took, I knew which papers I would be using.
The pps are from Webster's Pages "Life's Portrait". The papers were so soft and whimsy, which was just right for this picture.

Here's a closeup of the bloomers paired with a handmade flower. The hyndrangeas on either side were cut from a WP paper. Love that sparkler rhinestone center for the main flower, those pieces are so beautiful and vintagey.

I cut the small circles from another WP paper to simulate snowflakes and just layered them on the WP lace trim.
Products Used: Life's Portrait Papers(US1748D), (US1749D), (US1746D),(US1747D); 6x6 paper kit(WPK16); Alphas: Storytellers Color: Paris(WS1025); Bloomers: Green; Vintage Inspired Netting: GOLD(WN1000); Lace trim(TM7043); Sparklers: Glitter(WGs01), Scalloped(WSS14)

Everything you see on this project, you can find in Tracy's shop, Stay True to God. Check it out!
I hope you find inspiration within this layout. Take time to stop by WP's ning InspireME.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Scrap That! January Kit Reveal

It's time, yet again, to reveal the Scrap That! January Kit. This beyond gorgeous kit features the entire collection of My Minds Eye Lost & Found "Union Square". The embellishments for this kit are beautiful and so well coordinated. I must say, this is my fave kit to date. Loved working with the neutral creams w/ pops of red and black, so dramatic yet vintage.

For my 1st layout.
The picture is of Nik, this was the night of her Musical Concert @ school. She looked so grown. Love love the prints on these MME pps.

I did some fussy cutting of the bird cages, as well as the frame. Included in the kit was a bottle of Diamond Glaze(love that stuff! Perfect timing, as I had just ran out of my own bottle.) I used it primarily to attach my pearls, just a small dab of it on the paper then you place ur pearl and tada its there FOREVER!

Here I made my own large flower from one of the red MME pps, I enhaced it w/ touches of the Xmas Red Stickles we received in the kit, along w/ the gorgeous pearl brad center. Look at those beautiful feathers, they were PERFECT for these papers.

For my 2nd layout.
I took this picture and fell in love with it. These 2 are so close, it's the sweetest. I hope they remain this close as they grow thru the years.

Included in the kit were some pretty butterlies, the smaller ones were handmade, the large one a Prima.

A closeup of the ticket, for the smaller die cut under it, I cut it out from one of the papers. =) The lace included in the kit was gorgeous. I'm telling you, this entire kit was nothing shy of gorgeous!

As for my last layout...a self layout :p
The title "My Fancy" was derived from my addiction to scarves. I bought my first one about 6 months and my collection is now ever growing,its INSANE, it's my fancy=)
I got pretty brave w/ my glimmer mists and misted the circle a few colors to match the blooms and add a pop to the overall layout.

These feather Prima flowers were my absolute fave from all the flowers in this kit. They were perfect for this layout. I needed a large flower as the main one, so I made it from cardstock to coordinate w/ the smaller ones, even plucked a few of the feathers off to attach to the big one.

I didn't have a 3rd letter "Y", so I got creative and used a smaller alpha set I had and used it as a mask, creating the first part of my title. First time doing this, and I actually really like the end result, it's different.

Even after making these 3 jam packed layout, I still have soooooo much stuff left over, flowers, bling, paper....I might have to make time to make something else using my left overs.
Don't miss out on this kit, stop by the Scrap That! store and grab yourself one.

Alright now I need to go finish the project I have sprawled out on the table....hopefully Little Man didn't finish it for me. :p

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

A day late but I hope everyone had a wonderful and magical Christmas. This christmas was by far the best one yet, my son(age almost 3) is at the age that he could finally take it all in and enjoy what was going on. He was soooo cute when he saw the gifts magically appear from Santa, he even scratched his head, he didn't understand how they got there lol, it was PRICELESS!

Above is a picture of the wreath that I made for our front door. It's MY VERY FIRST WREATH that I made. =) I must admit, I love how it turned out. All it took was a few poinsettias, ornaments and $3.00 wreath from Michaels. I bought a Bowdabra (hahaha! It's a little machine that helps you make gorgeous bows) like the one you see on this wreath...

Well just wanted to share this with ya ladies.
That's it.
Off to prepare my next post!'ll be up in a few mins.
It's waaaay better than this one! The Scrap That! reveal :p...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Scrap That! January Sneak Peek

Alright ladies! It's time for a tease!

Here's a sneak to the January Scrap That! Kit, which is nothing shy of amazing! Stay tuned for the full reveal on the 26th!! This is one you WON'T WANT TO MISS!..I think this is my new fave kit to date.=)

Thursday, December 16, 2010


I seem to be on a card makin' kick...
I am liking them more and if I could only part with them and send them to people, that would be awesome! lol...

The papers on this card are from IOD Lullaby Girl Collection.

K! Enough posting for tonight!
Have a great night!

Merry Christmas**Creative Inspirations**

Alright, time to share another project in which I used my Creative Inspirations Shimmer Paints.

I have been needing to make a few christmas cards, therefore I did just that. =)
For this card, I used the Bo Bunny "Noel" collection along with some of the new gorgeous Petaloo flowers!! They're are soooo pretty! As you can see, I kept the card pretty simple.

Now here's the paint, the wowness of this...Look at that sparkle! Just love this stuff!

Ok, that's all for now..=) Need to get some stuff done around the house.
Can't believe its almost christmas!! CRAZINESS!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Dec. 15th Sketch Reveal**Stuck?! Sketches**

Ok so it's time to reveal the sketch for December 15th from Stuck?! sketches.
Here it is:

Here is my take on it, surprisingly enough, I refrained from piling on the embellies lol...being it was a more simple sketch.

To check out the other gals and what they did with this sketch, click HERE.

Monday, December 13, 2010

My Dream**IOD**

Ok it's 10:50 pm, I should be tucked away in bed but I'm not because I napped this afternoon and now I have to suffer the consequences for that ation..Grr!
I said I would be back to share something else with you.

Here's a design team layout I made for IOD, using the "Loolah" collection.

I made my own flowers, sprinkling them with Diamond Dust. =) I used some of the Loolah rhinestone brads as the centers for the 2 smaller flowers.

Here's are a couple of closeups on the cardstock stickers.
*For my title, I used one of the alpha sticker sheets, which if you look closely, you're really suppose to peel off just the letters and use them for your title, but I LOVED the small print that completed the title so I just cut out the whole square from the sheet, making it my title.=)

Products used: Paper: Loolah Collection (25559),(25576),(25558),(25560),(25555); Pearls & Brads (26501),(26500); Cardstock stickers (26503),(25567),(25568),(26504); Die Cut Journaling Pad(26505)

Ok ladies That is all! Now off to bed and hopefully fall asleep soon!
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Smile**Webster's Pages**

This month has been so crazy with the holiday nearing, luckily I am sooooo done with all my christmas shopping, THAT feels good.=) Can't wait for Christmas Day, my kids are going to be thrilled with what they got, especially Nicole! You all will be sure to see a layout of one of her gifts, things' humongous!

Today I would like to share a layout I made using the Webster's Pages "Hollywood Vogue" collection, one of my faves from them. Love the greys and blues.

I cut apart a few of the bloomers to pair with my handmade flower, which I made with some of the papers in the collection, check out the gorgeous sparkler center!

If I had to name right off the top of my head one of my fave things from WP, it would have to be their trims, they are always so beautiful. Here's a closeup of the vintage lace. Gorgeous, right?! As for the peacock, I cut it out from another WP paper, along with the life's portrait frame.

Products used: Hollywood Vogue Collection: papers (US1767D), (US1769D), (US1764D); Hollywood Vogue 6x6 papers (WS1038); Journaling cards (US162); Life's Portrait Collection: papers (US1746D), (US1750D); Trim: (TM7024), (TM7054); Bloomers: grey & peacock; Sparklers: Glitter (WGS07), Scalloped (WSS14); Alphas: Hollywood(WS1038).

I hope you all enjoyed this layout as much I did making it.

If you like what you see, you can get all these goodies from a little shop called Stay True to God, some of you may know Tracy, she is the one of the most sweetest, giving people I have met.
Thank you Tracy for everything! be sure to stop by her shop!

Tomorrow I will have something else to share=)
Til then....((HUGS))

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pinwheel Tutorial+Layout

I got alot of questions on a tutorial for pinwheels on the last layout used this paper embellishment here is a quick tutorial on how to make them!

What you will need:
-patterned paper(preferrably double sided)
-glue dots
-center such a brad, pearl, button, etc.

STEP 1...Cut 2 SAME SIZE squares. I chose mine to be 3x3. Cut each corner almost to the center. Be careful to not cut all the way to the center or else ur square will fall apart.

This is what it should look like.

STEP 2 ...Place a glue dot in the center. Take one corner at a time and bring it to the center, as shown below. Do this to all 4 corners.

This is what it should look like once you have taken in all 4 corners.

Here are both pinwheels done.

Step 3...Take either(which will be the one that goes on top when u layer them) and add your center. For mine, I added a pearl brad. =)

STEP 4...Take both your pinwheels, the one with the center being the top one, and layer them. I adhered mine together with hot glue, any fast drying heavy duty glue will due. Here is your finished pinwheel! Ready to add to any of your projects.

Here is a layout I made, using pinwheels. All papers are from My Minds Eye. These "Little Boy Blue" papers were perfect for this summer picture of my son, eating his first ever snow cone, he loved it to say the least.

The MME ticket stickers were perfect for short journaling. They are so cute!

I hope you have enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial, as well as the layout. Hope you all have a great night.


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