Friday, March 30, 2012

Win some Hip Hip Hooray!!

Want to win some of the new Hip Hip Hooray line from Pebbles??!
Go leave a comment on the post {here} for a chance to win!
Good luck!
And have a great day!

Inspired by a movie poster

Every week over on the Noel Mignon message board, Noel starts the week off with an inspirational post.
Sometimes she picks a color and posts several cool images showcasing the color.
Sometimes it is about different textures or fabrics/materials.
One time she posted many different ways to use Mason jars.
So cool!
Last week's post was all about movie posters.
Who would have ever thought that movie posters could provide great inspiration for scrapbooking??
Well they do!
I really liked this movie poster...

So I used it to help me make this layout using the Homespun kit from Noel Mignon!

Cool, huh?!!
Inspired by a movie poster!
{and YAY to my parents for 39 years of marriage!!}
I was inspired by the painted look of the red frame on the poster, so I pulled out some paint to make the hearts on this page.(haven't done that in quite a while).
I used a foam brush to paint the red hearts on white cardstock.
After they dried, I cut the hearts out of the cardstock, and used them as embellishments for the layout.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Cards on Thursdays!

It is always cards on Thursdays over on the Bella Blvd blog.

And of course I made a couple of things for it!

I am crazy for the flowers in the new Sunshine & Happiness line!
Can you tell??!

{because, like I have said before, you can never have too many "thank you" cards on hand!}

I've got a friend due to have a baby boy any day now.
And now I've got a card to give her ready to go!

{with as many pregnant people as I am surrounded by, it wouldn't hurt for me to have a bunch of these cards handy too!}

OK that's all I've got for now!
Happy day!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray!!

"Hip Hip Hooray!" is a new birthday line from Pebbles Inc.
And it
is so fun!

It's full of great colors perfect for boy and girl birthdays.

It's also great for birthdays of all ages!


For instance, I used this line to scrap a page about a little, very informal (like just the 3 of us) party my husband and I threw for his brother (my brother-in-law) on his 22nd birthday.
I created a collage of the pictures I wanted to scrap and adhered it to the background cardstock.

Then I used the fun Hip Hip Hooray paper and embellishments to decorate around the collage!

Make sure to check out the Pebbles blog all week for lots & lots of fun "Hip Hip Hooray" projects!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March at Midnight Rooster!

The March kit from Midnight Rooster is up for sale!!

"Farmer's Wife" it is called and it is so pretty!
Want to see what all I made with it??!
Well on this layout I tried to use the whole pack of October Afternoon die cut cards in the kit!
:) I hand cut the "family" title out of a piece of cardstock.
Then I went a little heart-crazy on this next layout... I hand-stitched around the fabric heart.
That is a technique I have not done much of lately!
I managed to not prick my finger at least even though I was out of practice!
I decorated the front of a mini album from 7gypsies to use as a handy journal.

And I made a couple of cards for good measure!

I made a little birthday card for my grandmother...

And the inside of that card...
Great kit, huh?!

So go get one while there are still some available!!
Have a great day!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday mini album

Happy Monday!
I am not much of a mini album maker.
I feel like they take me much longer they should!
BUT whenever I do get around to making one, I usually like the end result.
Take this mini for example...

I made this Disney mini with the new Sunshine & Happiness line from Bella Blvd.

A Disney album with a very non-Disney line!

With all the fun, bright colors in the Sunshine & Happiness line, it works!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great Monday!!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Creative Memories Virtual Crop

Hey hey!
If you are looking for a fun, scrapping event to participate in this weekend, check out the virtual crop that Creative Memories is holding from today at noon through Sunday at 6:00 P.M. (CST)!
There will be challenges posted every 2 hours on the Creative Memories Traditional 411 blog.
Complete the challenges to be eligible for cool prizes!!
For the occasion, here are some layouts I have made recently with fun Creative Memories products!

Yes that is a Christmas layout using the new Enchanted Power Palette!
It is not a Christmas line necessarily but with all the great reds and greens in the line, it works!
Here is a layout using the beautiful Reflections line.
I loooove the soft blues and greens here!

Thank goodness for good friends!
Thanks to the Divine line I am getting all of David & Ginny's wedding pictures scrapped!
Here is a simple layout using
the Divine Wedding Planning Additions.

And here is a 2-pager using the Divine Power Palette!

By the way, all Power Palettes are on sale for the month of March.
They are marked down from $60.50 to $49!
If you are playing along with the Virtual Crop, let me know!
If you need an invite to the event page on Facebook, let me know that too and I will see if I can send you an invite.
Have a great weekend folks!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Inspired cards

Tuesday was full of inspiration over on the Bella Blvd blog.
Some of the team members were given this piece of inspiration and told to run with it!

Well I loved all the circles and the blues and greens on the neutral background.

I made good use of my circle punch and created a couple of cards...
(because you can never have enough "Thank you" cards on hand!)

And this next card was my attempt at a more manly "I love you" card.
But I am not so sure how masculine it turned out.

It is still pretty cutesy but at least I did not use pink!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

2 kits and a 2-page layout

I've been playing with the Charm School and Homespun kits from Noel Mignon.
Ever run into the problem of wanting to make a 2-page layout but you don't have 2 sheets of the same patterned paper??
Well maybe I have a little tip for ya!
I have made a 2-page layout without having 2 sheets of the same patterned paper.
What I did was take 2 different sheets of 12x12 patterned paper and cut each in half
(so each sheet of paper ends up being 2 pieces of 6"x12" paper).
I used 2 pieces of plain ole white cardstock as the base of my layout.
Then I took one of the patterned papers that I cut in half and put one half on the far left side of my 2-page layout and the other half on the far right side of the layout.
Then I took the other sheet of patterned paper that I cut in half and added it to the middle of the 2-page layout.
Make sense??
Clear as mud??!

These honeycomb stickers (Jenni Bowlin) are in the Homespun kit and I think I used the whole sheet of them on this layout!

And there you have it...
a 2-page layout with 2 different sheets of patterned paper!
I feel like I should put something fun here to end this blog post.
But I recently found out that some people
do not like Wednesday being referred to as "hump day".
So I am at a total loss for words now!
See ya!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

YAY for Spring!!

Yesterday was the first day of spring!
And I am loving it!
I love the longer days, warmer temps, and all the green!
Getting into the season, last week was "Spring Week" over on the Pebbles blog .

And I made a few cards for the occasion!

I used a bunch of the delicious Fresh Goods line to make all these cards.
Bright colors, lots of flowers...perfect for spring!!


And I hope you have a lovely day!
Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Spring!!

Check it out!

Blogging over {here} today!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Challenge: Candy Shop

There is a new challenge up at Paper Issues today!
This is the "Candy Shop" challenge!
Interpret that how you want but it sounds like a pretty sweet challenge to me!
I am linking up these 2 cards.

{Supplies: Bella Blvd}
{Supplies: My Little Shoebox}
Go link up your projects
here for your chance to win some of the NEW Dear Lizzy stuff!
Have fun with this one!
While you are over at
Paper Issues, check out the Etsy shop there.
She's got all kinds of new stuff like American Crafts Dear Lizzy and Amy Tangerine goodness, Echo Park, Jillibean Soup, My Mind's Eye, etc.
She also has an assortment of stamps, punches, chipboard, templates, and twine!
And because you are a such a good blog reader if you use the coupon code "GRETCHEN" you get 20% off your total order.
Sweet, huh??!!

Have a great day friends!!