Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Sampler - Friends

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you a project I made using the April kit from the Sampler.

I love the fun, bright colors in this kit and really enjoyed playing with it.

friends, girls, teens, kit club

This kit is still available in the store, and you won't want to miss it.  And don't forget to check out the card and sketch challenges.



Monday, April 29, 2013


Hi everyone!  With the end of Google Reader just around the corner I have decided to move over to Bloglovin.  So, if you want to continue to follow my blog and not miss anything, please click.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

15- Your Memories Here

Hi everyone! If you are looking for the Hydrangea Hippo/100 Proof Press blog hop, go here.

Today I want to share with you a project I made with the new goodies I just received from Your Memories Here.  The Winter 2013 collections from Prima are just gorgeous and I couldn't wait to play when my box arrived.

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 Gorgeous Lyric Collection papers and chipboard....lovely flowers from a Prima Flower Grab Bag....
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A few Vintage Trinkets from previous releases...and even a Wood Icon or three (hee hee) and a few jewels.
This collection is just so soft and sweet, and if you loved Printery and Almanac...this collection just slides right in.

I have a video in the works to show you all the yummy goodies Kristina has coming in the store, so be sure and check back next week.



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hydrangea Hippo is Hopping

Hi everyone!  If you are here for the Hydrangea Hippo/100 Proof Press Blog Hop, Welcome!  You should have just gotten here from Tracy's blog.  If not, you may want to go back to Hydrangea Hippo and start from there.  There are prizes both from Hydrangea Hippo and 100 Proof Press so be sure and check out the blogs.

Hydrangea Hippo has teamed up with 100 Proof Press (they make the most amazing stamps) to create some super fun projects.  I was simply thrilled to get the most gorgeous rubber stamps.  You know I am not really much of a stamper...but these are just beautiful and the images are so crisp and clear.

I decided to make a little card and bookmark set.  I used a bit of the paper from my Pack Your Bags and Scoot kit...gorgeous yellow lace and of course the beautiful stamps; kids in wagon, have you heard, and cute as a button.  After coloring with my distress markers.....
I embellished the card with a few gorgeous flowers; the peach tropical flower and a couple lavender flowers.

Your next stop is with Amy, and if you get lost along the way, here is the complete list.

hydrangeahippo.com/blog  Jennifer;
craftaddicts-tracyevans.blogspot.co.uk/  Tracy

homesclscrapper.blogspot.com  Nancy - You are Here!!!
heartnsoul-amy.blogspot.com/ Amy
thetamarisk.blogspot.com/   Teresa
miraclesmommadesigns.blogspot.com ; Heather
cbee-cards-and-more.blogspot.com  Caro
www.scrapbookingtechnique.blogspot.com/  Christine
truedivinehand.blogspot.com Candice
iritshalom.blogspot.co.il/  Irit
Zemphira.blogspot.com   Sara
experiencelifewisely.blogspot.com/  Holly
http://www.100proofpress.com/_blog/Blog 100 Proof Press
hydrangeahippo.com/blog Jennifer

And because the weather is gorgeous I thought I would offer my own prize....A selection of trims from my personal Hydrangea Hippo stash.  Check out the Rafflecopter widget below.  



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Monday, April 22, 2013

Sisters - The Sampler Challenge

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you the project I made for the Sampler sketch challenge.  This month we mixed it up and had Heather make the sketch.

So many fun elements....and flags.  lol   You know how I love me some flags and banners.

My lovely girls in Monterrey.  Such a beautiful day...which was funny because it was supposed to be pouring rain.  Guess the weatherman doesn't know jack.  lol

Love, love, love that corrugated paper.  such great texture.  And all the butterflies in the kit...gorge!  (sorry about the shadows tho.)

Be sure and swing by the Sampler blog for a peak at all the gorgeous projects made for the card and sketch challenges.



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hope - Zephyr-Prima Marketing

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you a project I made with some of the gorgeous Zephyr papers from Your Memories here.
 The background paper is actually the package insert from some Prima letters that I had in my stash.
and of course, I couldn't resist adding some gorgeous flowers, leaves and mists to my project.    And of course, you can't forget the bling.  hee hee

Be sure and stop by the Your Memories Here store and grab these older collections before they are gone.  They are available as complete collections and grab bags.



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Dye-It - The Sampler

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you another project made with the April kit from the Sampler.  The colors are just perfect for those spring time photos...even these of my oldest dying Easter eggs.  He is such a trooper, he still plays along to make me happy.

So many fun elements in the kit.  Cute buttons, lovely papers, great stickers.....And oh, how I do love that corrugated paper.

The kit should be available in the Scrapbooking Supplies R Us store soon.  Be sure and grab one while you can.  And don't forget to check out the sketch and card challenges.



Monday, April 15, 2013

Miracles Momma Monday - Easter Layout

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Mine....busy.  I can't believe Mackenzie is 15!  And, I actually convinced her this year to have a party!  Yesterday my house was filled with teenagers listening to music, playing video games, hanging in the hammock and of course eating everything they could find!  lol  Actually, we did BBQ...but they do eat quite a bit.  lol

OK, well enough about Mackenzie's party....how about a bit of scrappy goodness.  Today Heather has a fabulous sketch up on her blog and you know I had to play along.

Here is the sketch....

And here is my take....
Ainsley dying Easter eggs just a few weeks ago.  She had selected a golden egg decorating kit...which turned out not to be dye for the eggs...but paint.  While they looked quite lovely, it really wasn't the same as dunking in the cups.
I used the new Echo Park Sisters mini theme kit, some lovely Studio Calico ephemera, a couple of Maya Road stick pins, and some gorgeous Thickers....lastly, I used some of the washi tape I have been hoarding.  Not sure why I am hoarding it...I love the colors, the patterns, I just haven't really figured out a good way to use it?

Anyway, I hope you have a great day!  For us...back to school and planning Brighton's Graduation Party.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lush and Lovely tags - Prima

hi everyone!  today I want to share with you a few cards I made using the Lush and Lovely Tags kit from Your Memories Here.  This kit features any of the lovely papers from the Prima Rondelle collection.

When I saw this kit I just loved everything about it, the colors, the patterns, the floral embellishments.  But I am not much of a tag maker so I decided to turn the tags into cards.  It was very simple to use the ideas from the LWP class to create these.

I still have so many gorgeous goodies left over and I plan on making a layout or two using the rest of my kit...as these 3 cards barely made a dent.  hee hee

Kristina told me she has just two of these kits left in the store, so pop over and grab yours before they are gone.



Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Friends at 15 - the Sampler

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you the newest kit from the Sampler.  This month's kit is simply gorgeous and I know you are going to love it.  So full of fresh, springtime colors.

friends, girls, teens, kit club
This is my daughter....who....IS 15 TODAY and one of her besties from swim!!!!
When did my baby get to be 15?  15 means boys, dating, driving?  eeeek!!!!!
I love all the gorgeous goodies in this kit, but really?  15?  Already?  

This kit should be available in the store shortly, and you won't want to miss it.  And don't forget to check out the card and sketch challenges.



Friday, April 5, 2013

Cork Board - Hydrangea Hippo

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!!!

Today I wanted to share a project that I did for the All Things Altered blog hop over on Hydrangea Hippo.  The hop is of course over, but I was so happy to have the opportunity to share my project.

I had seen these cute little wood frames at Michaels and couldn't resist buying a pair.  With the frame, a bit of chalkboard paint, and some gorgeous goodies from Hydrangea Hippo, I created this...
I was so happy with the way this project turned out.  I simply love the colors of the flowers Jennifer currently has available in the shop.
That and some beautiful stick pins and trims....all told this project came together very quickly.

Well, hope you have a great weekend....We are off to swim.



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Treasure Hunt of Posts - Sneak Peeks

hi everyone.  busy, busy day here.  first up, I have a post over at hydrangea hippo for the hydrangea hippo/susan weckesser blog hop.  you totally want to swing buy for some great inspiration and your chance at a wonderful prize.

here is a little sneak of my project....

I also have a few cards up over at Your Memories Here.  I can not tell you how much i love the colors and embellishments in this kit.

So, go check out what I have been up to.  lol



Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cards - the Sampler

Hi everyone!  Today I want to share with you the final project I made with the lovely Walking on Sunshine kit from the Sampler.

The colors in this kit are so bright and springy, I couldn't resist using a few of my scraps (and a few pieces of the gorgeous wood goodies) to make a couple of cards.

Thanks for dropping by the blog today.  Be sure to check out the new card and sketch challenges for your chance at some great prizes.