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Monday, February 28, 2011

Thrilled to Bits!!

Tooting my own horn here!!

I am over the moon excited!! I have had 3 layouts published in the Spring 2011 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker!! THREE!!! This is my first time being published and to have 3 layouts picked up at once is astounding to me! Thrilled!!

I loved seeing my layouts in the magazine, they did a great job photographing them, but seeing my name in print....that is what did it for me!! And my older son, one of the layouts is about him, was so happy, he kept saying thank you to me cause he thinks I put it there for him! Too cute!

So there is my 5 minutes! Have a fantastic day and we will see you tomorrow with my layouts for Scrappin Great Deals March Kit release!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sneak Peak!!

Can you believe February is 2/3rds over?? Where has it gone? But I am oh so ready for spring. I have had just about enough of winter. Scrappin' Great Deals has pulled together their March Scrapbooking Kit, and it celebrates Home and Family, with lots of bright colours to shake off the winter blahs. Here is a little glimpse of what it contains:

Can't wait to show you all what I've done with it!! Sheila and I will be scrappin' with the kit this Saturday at the store's all day crop! There are a few spots left for those who want to join us!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie's February 2011 Release!!

I am so excited to be a part of this month's release!! I love Kraftin' Kimmie's stamps and her new line of Krafty Quotes is sure to be a big success!!!

So lets get to it!!

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing their new FEBRUARY images! This month we are debuting a new line of stamps called Krafty Quotes!! These sets of stamps are perfect for scrapbooking or for the scrappier these stamps can be used as the focal point of your creation, or in addition to your coloured images! We’ll have a new set each month!

As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, Annie Rodrigue is Rockin’ and Rollin’ this month with FIFTIES themed stamps!! There are seven images in the complete set and they are Danny, Fanny, Joanie, Judy, Jukebox, Patsy and Richie!! Each one comes with TWO or THREE coordinating sentiment stamps!! Let’s go to the HOP!

Steven Leary is helping us shake off those winter blues by helping us to THINK SPRING!! Miles and Maisie and some new friends are playing in the springtime sunshine!!! We have Bicycle Miles, Catching Butterflies, Rainy Day Miles, Springtime Maisie and Springtime Bunnies!!! Stinkin’ CUTE!!

You will get to see most of the new images while you sit back and enjoy our Krafty Hop! You’ll see all the Krafty Girls, along with some very special Krafty Guests along the way!! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

Again we’ve got ‘Gimme Kimmie’s Kits’ for those of you who just HAVE to have all the new images! We’ve grouped each line of stamps together and called them the ‘Gimme Kimmies Kits’!!! Instead of clicking on each image that you’d like, you only have to click once to pick up a Gimme Kimmies Kit AND it’s at a discounted price!! What could be better???

Here is my layout I created for the Hop:

I actually started this layout about a year ago. I got as far as putting the Making Memories paper on top of the Bazzill Kraft, inked the edges a bit and then I put it aside. I had coloured up Josephine (using my Derwent pencil crayons) with the intentions of using on this layout but again it got put aside. This release made me get it all out again, because one of the sentiments was perfect for it. I added some rub ons from Bo-bunny, Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, rich red velvet ribbon from Fancy Pants, coaster buttons from Imagination Project, some fun word stickers from K & Company, Basic Grey Pearls, sprinkled some Glimmer Glaze dots arounds the page, and what else?? Oh yes! The Krafty Quote!! I stamped it on some Making Memories paper, inked up the edges, added some rub ons...Perfect!!

Here is a close up of the quote:

There you have it!! I am really happy with how it all pulled together. Sometimes you just need the right element for inspiration!!

You should have arrived here directly from the Challenge Blog, and your next hop is the incredibly talent Melanie !! Wait until you see what she and all the other Krafty Girls have done this month! Fantastic!

Thanks again Kimmie!! See you next month??!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has become known for their sweet, whimsical images that are so much fun to colour with markers, pencils and watercolours! But this month we are launching a new line of stamps that are headed in a different direction!

Today Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is debuting a new line of stamps that will appeal to both scrappers and stampers alike! The sets are called 'Krafty Quotes'!! Each month we'll be releasing a new set and each set will have four quotes which are larger in size than your average word stamps. These gorgeous sentiments are perfect to accent your scrapbook pages, your main card images or to become the focal point of your design!

This month, Krafty Quotes #1 features quotes from Audrey Hepburn, Louisa May Alcott, Lucille Ball and Mother Teresa!!

I was thrilled to be asked by Kimmie to be a part of her new release! I love her first set of 'Krafty Quotes', and can't wait to see next month! I am a scrapbooker by heart and these new sentiments are perfect additions to any layout! Just in time for Valentine's Day, here is my first layout with the first edition of Krafty Quotes!!

I used a few sheets of designer paper from the Lost & Found line by MME, distressed most of the paper edges with Black Soot Distress Ink, used a couple of die-cut hearts by Sizzix, stamped Kimmie's Sentiment on a manilla tag, added some background script, etc to match the MME paper, attached a metal key from K&Company, and lastly dabbed some stickle dots around the layout.

Close up of the Krafty Quote:

To see what the Krafty Girls have created this month please head to the Krafty Kimmie Challenge Blog. All of Kimmie's stamps can be found on her website, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!

Thanks again Kimmie!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

It was a TIM Day!!

We had a fabulous day at Scrappin' Great Deals yesterday celebrating FOOTBALL!! Oh wait, we didn't really! We celebrated TIM HOLTZ and all his incredible tools and products. Six of the stores designing divas created tags using various products/tools created/endorsed by Tim. Here is my tag:

I used a new technique that Tim (don't you just love how everyone uses his name like we all know him personally??!!) demonstrated on one of his 12 tags of Christmas. and created a custom ink pad using Cut n Dry Felt, Rangers Archival Ink, and Distress Re-Inkers. I also used two Tim Holtz stamp sets: Bitty Grunge and Urban Chic, Grungepaper, Film Strip, Distress Ink and Embossing Powder.

Have a visit to the store blog to check out all the tags that were created!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Life is Good!!

That's my motto and I think it rubbed off on my cat!! I found him asleep on my hat one day and couldn't resist taking a picture!! I used SGD's February's Scrapbook Kit to do up this layout using his pic.

I managed to get my hands on a WRMK Sew Easy and for the first time ever.....I stitched on a layout!!

I almost got it in a straight line! And for the record, it punches through one sheet of cardstock "sew easy" (ha!), three sheets of paper, not so good.

There you have it, layout number two, lets try for one more!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

February Release Day!!!

It's that time again!!! Scrappin' Great Deals is releasing Scrappin' Sheila's February Scrapbooking Kit today, and here it is:

It is stuffed full of paper from Making Memories, Kaiser Craft and MME, embellishments from the Je T'Adore line by Making Memories, Prima flowers and pearls, fantastic ribbon from Maya Road and Websters, alpha stickers from Websters, co-ordinating Bazzill cardstock and a couple red glitter die cut hearts. I love the soft colours with the bold red! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Here is my ONE layout (as always with me lately I have a couple more in the works that I will show when complete!!):

I stamped and embossed a script around the outside of the cardstock, used a Tim Holtz mask to add a flourish, trimmed around the flourish to tuck the paper behind creating layers, the hearts were cut out using the Classic Heart Nestibilities, then crumpled, distressed and inked and scattered around the page. Tucked in a few tickets, and heart brads, stickled a few dots around the page, then I journalled on paper strips. I used several lines from a poem that circulates around every few months titled "Before I was a Mom". Grab some tissue, it's a tear jerker for sure!!

Now on to our store blog to see what Scrappin' Sheila herself created with this kit!! Be prepared to fall off your chair, they are that gorgeous!! She enjoyed herself so much that she has already decided to design with March's kit too!!!

Have a great day!!