Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cards on Thursdays + another fun GIVEAWAY!!

It is "Cards on Thursdays" over on the Bella Blvd blog!
And of course I've got a couple to share.

 I used Bazzill cardstock to make the actual card part of these cards. 
Have you seen Bazzill's new "Card Shoppe" line??
It is smooth 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock made especially for cards!

When you cut an 8 1/2 x 11" sheet in half, you get a
standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.
And the Card Shoppe is packed with tons of fun colors!

Cardstock by Color

OK guess what??!
I have a whole pack of this cardstock to give away!
Just leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner on Tuesday June 5th!
Also don't forget that you can win one of these Stamper Systems from Creative Memories if you go leave a comment on {this post} below.
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There's all kinds of fun things that you can win!
It's a good week!
Good luck!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Check out this cool stamping system + a GIVEAWAY!!

Hey hey!!
OK I have something fun to share today!
{and i have one to giveaway too}
And let me tell you...I am NOT a stamper!
I've always just thought it was too much work.
But this little system I can do!
It is super easy!!
And it stamps so nice & crisp!
This is the basic system that comes with a black ink pad and a cute little "hello" stamp.

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Here is a card I made using the Reflections line and the cute "hello" stamp that comes with the basic Stamper System.

There are 4 fun sets of stamps that you can get to use with the stamping system.
This is the "Birthday Wishes" stamp set.

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This next one is called "Be Young".

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Here is a fun one called "For Her".

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And if there is a "For Her" set there has to be a "For Him" set too!

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Fun stuff, huh?!
Would you like to have one??
Well it is your lucky day!
I have a whole Stamper System Bundle to giveaway!
That includes the basic system plus all 4 stamp sets plus some extra ink pads!!
That's an $81.00 value good people!
OK so here are a couple ways you can win:
1). Leave a comment on this post. Any comment...just be nice! :)
That will put your name in the hat one time.
2). Go check out the Creative Memories Traditional 911 blog, leave a comment on something you see there that you like, and then come back here and leave another comment telling me what you liked over there.
That will put your name in the hat a second time.
This week I will be sharing some more things that I have made with the Stamper System so I will give you through the weekend to leave comments.
I will pick a winner on Monday.
Hopefully that will get somebody's week off to a good start!
Now get to leaving those comments!
Good luck!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

More shares

Happy Friday good people!
And welcome to the long holiday weekend!
Before I head out on a mountain biking trip {my first one!} I have a  couple of layouts to share.
I made both of these with the May kit from Midnight Rooster.
I took advantage of a free 8x10 offer from Walgreens a couple weeks ago & printed this picture I took at one of the highest points at Oak Mountain {which is where I do most of my local mountain biking...the trail system is awesome!}.
This picture is actually looking back down a part of the trail called Red Road.
And it is not actually the best scenic view in the park.
There are much prettier places.
Red Road is a 2.5 mile rocky, torturous uphill climb.
I hate it.
But I love it when I conquer it and get to the top!
That is a great feeling!
And that is why looking back down Red Road from the top is the best view in the park to me!
Now this next layout is of my friend Lindsay's babies and their 2 grandmothers.

I got a little scissor happy and cut all those flowers out of a sheet of October Afternoon patterned paper.
I mean, who needs fancy embellishments when you can just cut your own out of pretty paper!
OK that was a lot of talking/typing from me.
I'm done!
Happy Friday!
Enjoy your long weekend!
Remember to check back next week for 2, yep 2, giveaways here!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Summer Wind

I am lucky enough to already have my June kit from Noel Mignon!
This one is called "Summer Wind" and it is packed full of all kinds of goodies!
There are products from My Mind's Eye,
Pink Paislee, Hambly (**sniff**sniff** that they are going out of business),
American Crafts, Queen & Co., We R Memory Keepers, etc.
Fun stuff!!
Here is a picture of "Summer Wind" that completely does NOT do it justice!

Trust me...this is a great kit!
I've made a couple of things already and I hope to get a chance to dive into it a little more over this long holiday weekend!
Here is a pretty simple layout about the minor league baseball games that my husband & I go to on Thursday nights in the summer and fall.

The Thickers in this kit are raw chipboard and a super fun font.
I just kept them raw and used them as ink or paint or anything!
And I like them that way!
Here is a fun card using mostly Pink Paislee stickers and patterned paper from the kit.

That's all I've got...for now!

I know I mentioned earlier this week that I would have a giveaway for you later this week.
BUT I got my dates confused so really that giveway won't be until next week.
On the flip side, though, that means that there will be 2 different giveaways next week!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


It is "Flower Week" over on the Pebbles blog!
I will admit that I have been hoarding 3 packs of the super cute chipboard flowers from the Fresh Goods collection.
It took "Flower Week" to finally get me to use them!

I used those chipboard flowers to embellish this layout.
And then because I thought it needed just a few more flowers
(I mean, can you really ever have too many??!)
I cut a few small flowers out of the "All Mine" patterned paper from the With Love collection to add also.

Check out the Pebbles blog this week to see all kinds of fun ways to use flowers!
Happy Wednesday folks!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Another giveaway!!

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There is a giveaway on the Pebbles blog today too!
Go leave a comment over there on {this post} for a chance to win some Pebbles loot!

Great giveaways!!


To wrap up the fun week with The Twinery, Bella Blvd is doing a big ole giveaway!
Well 2 giveaways actually!!



All you have to do is go to the Bella Blvd blog and leave a comment on {this post} for a chance to win one of these awesome prizes!!
Good luck and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bella Blvd + The Twinery

OK you really need to check out the Bella Blvd blog this week to see all the fabulous things the Bella Blvd girls are making with fun stuff from The Twinery!
And you know there is a giveaway going on!
Head over to The Twinery's blog for a chance to win some of their twine sample packs!

TT Big Sampler Pack4

there will be a giveaway on the Bella Blvd blog on Friday so be sure to check back & get in on that!
Have a great Wednesday!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Got Sketch?

Hey hey!
This is fun!
The Noel Mignon team got to work with team over at Got Sketch? and use their newest sketch (Sketch #143)to make something with our kits!
How fun is this sketch??!

Right up my alley!

And this is what I made!
{this is my friend Lindsay's daughter}

{I made this one using the Primrose Lane kit}
And a few close up pics...

Want to play along??
Use the sketch to make a layout or card.
Link it up at the end of this post on the Got Sketch? blog.

The prize is a $20 gift certificate to Noel Mignon!
 You have until May 27th to link up so get to it!
Happy scrapping!!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cards on Thursdays

It is all about Mother's Day cards over on the Bella Blvd blog today.
And I made a couple!
I went flower-crazy and tried some different color combinations for these...

And I like how they turned out!

I better get one of these in the mail today!
Happy Thursday and happy {early} Mother's Day!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Making cards with Primrose Lane!

I am still working through my Primrose Lane kit from Noel Mignon.
One of my favorite sheets of paper in the kit is this fun piece from Echo Park.

When you cut this sheet up, the individual pieces are perfect for cards!
So I used it to whip up a couple of quick ones...

Quick and easy!
That's all I've got today!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hope your week is going great!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Happy Monday

Last week Virginia posted a cool thread over on the Noel Mignon message board with all kinds of "rainbow" inspiration. 

Cool, huh??!
Well inspired by that post, I made this card!

{using the Primrose Lane kit from Noel Mignon}
Hope that makes you smile!
Have a great day!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy birthday!!

Yesterday was "Cards on Thursdays" over on the Bella Blvd blog.
And I had a couple of cards up!
Always in need of extra birthday cards in my stash, I whipped up a couple using the new Baby Girl line.
I mean obviously the Baby Girl line is perfect for all your girly layouts and projects.
But who would have thought it would be so great for birthday stuff!?
This line has all kinds of cupcakes in it (paper, stickers, chipboard) that are actually perfect for birthdays!

So there you have 'em!
Happy birthday and happy Friday!!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

NEW stuff from Pebbles!!

Check out this new line from Pebbles!
It is called Sunnyside and it is soooo cute!!

You can see the rest of the line over on the Pebbles blog AND you can have a chance to win the entire line if you leave a comment on this post over on the Pebbles blog!