Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lack of Blogging Due To the Stomach Flu...

...which has been visiting our house lately. Yuck! Hopefully we are about over it and life can now go back to it's regularly scheduled programing :)

To make up for the 12 days without a post I will share a little tutorial I did over at my scrabook nook on how to make this paper flower. It is not a strip flower--it is something a little different.

First of all, here is the card:

And here is a side view of the flower:

You can see all the photos with steps, etc. here. 

And if you are a local girl, I will be teaching a class on these and some other paper flowers, and how to make this wall hanging :

on Friday night at 9pm at Trisha's Home. Email me for details if you need them :)

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, September 10, 2010

One More Layout Made With The Sept Kit From My Scrapbook Nook

Yay! It is Friday! I'm so glad! We have some fun things planned for this weekend and I can't wait to get started!

First though I wanted to share my last 2 projects made with the Sept Kit from My Scrapbook Nook:

Maybe He Will Be A Chef Someday:

A Few Close Ups:

The Journaling Reads:

Lately Spencer we have frequently found you in the family room, sitting on the couch leafing through my cookbooks. You will sit and look at all the pictures for quite some time. You love to sit and stare at all the yummy food! I think my crock pot cookbook is your favorite as you look at it the most and even slept with it a couple of times! Who knows, maybe someday cooking will be your thing! Aug 2010

And here is a little card:

I will be posting a tutorial on how to make the flower on this card tonight here:

So stop by later today and check it out!

This really is an awesome kit--full of many great elements that work together so well! I've had a wonderful time playing with it!

If you want to get your hands on one, you can see all the details here:

Also, I just wanted to mention that there is still time to join the back to school scrapbooking challenges at My Scrapbook Nook. I currently have a class going on all about using your tools. You can check it out here:

I have a set of Cosmo Cricket Togetherness papers to give away to one random person who completes the class challenge. So be sure and join in the fun!

And speaking of giveaways, there is a fun one on the Pebbles blog today as well. Go leave a comment for a chance to win here:

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Introduction is Up On the Pebbles Blog Today

Yay! I can finally share this! Here is a layout I did a little while ago for Pebbles using their Twitterpated line:

We had to do a page about us so I pulled out this photo of me and Spencer and went to work. This layout is about my favorite simple pleasures. I really like to scrapbook and remember the simple things about life that make me happy; and I felt that this was a perfect chance to document some of them! If you have a moment head over to the Pebbles blog and you can read more about the layout and about me and the other design team members!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Playing With The September Kit From My Scrapbook Nook

Well the September kit I was telling you about from My Scrapbook Nook a few posts ago came--and it is awesome! I have always loved the look and feel of Crate's patterned papers. They have a great subtle texture that is just so fun to create with. I've only done 2 layouts so far, but I have plenty left, so there will be more layouts to share coming soon. For today just enjoy these two:

 I impressed myself on this one--I have trouble using pink sometimes and I used a lot of pink (for me) on this layout! :)

The Journaling Reads: "Blake, you have a special relationship with Aubrey. Despite being a girl, you love to play together and she has turned out to be one of your best friends. When you see each other it isn’t uncommon to find you and her “flying” around the house as “Bats and Butterflies” or hearing her call you “Blakey.” After school you tell me about playing with her at recess and at church you even help hold her purse in class. I think it is so cute that you two have become so close! Summer 2010"


Higher Daddy, Higher!

And I decided to play it safe here and go back to my favorite color (Orange)--Have I mentioned I love Orange? :)

Journaling reads: "If I had to guess Spencer, I’d say that this may have been your favorite part of our road trip. You loved playing in the pool with Daddy! Every time he tossed you up in the air you would squeal, laugh, and smile in delight as you came splashing down. I’m glad you had such a good time playing in the hotel pool with Dad!"

Both of these layouts came together so easy with the kit! The items in it go together so perfectly! I love it! There really is something to having limited choices to help you get things done faster!

And faster was what I needed this week as I spent a lot of my time cleaning up after a little boy with a tummy flu :(  Not what he--or I--needed this week! Hopefully no one else gets it and we can move on to a great 3 day weekend!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great 3 day weekend yourself!