Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Remember my "to do" list ...

... well I think it's grown. I am proud to say I have actually crossed more than one item off that massive list. On my list was finishing up a project for my local Scrapbook Store - Life's a Scrapbook in Sherwood, Oregon. I used the a line from Reminisce called Unwritten. It's a super fun line with tone on tone patterns that are really easy to work with.




(Supplies Used: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper by Reminisce, Alpha Stickers by Jillibean Soup, Corrugated Alphas, Cricut Opposites Attract, Butterflies from Jenni Bowlin, Reminisce Stickers, misc. Rhinestones, pen from Sharpie, and font Bohemian Typewriter downloaded from the internet)  

I couldn't resist falling into the banner trap. I really looks cute and I  have a ton more banner ideas although I feel like I am a bit behind on the trend. 

Just to give you an taste of some of what I will be working on over the next few weeks ... I have product from Bo Bunny,Little Yellow Bicycle, and Crate Paper. And that doesn't include all the projects I have planned for Scrapbook and Cards Today and Jillibean Soup.

Later this week more gift bags ... ENJOY and happy paper crafting.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

TO DO ...

My "TO DO" list is about a mile long right now and here is the proof. So I guess since I am posting I can cross blogging off the list, right? And this is only the first page. It feels as if every time I cross something off the list I add 3 more things.


How about a card that just makes me happy. It's super simple and so much fun all you need is a little Jillibean Soup and a pinch of creativity.


(Supplies Used: Misc. Cardstock and Twill, Colorbox green chalk ink, Jillibean Soup Patterned Papers, Jillibean Soup Twine, Jillibean Soup Buttons, Jillibean Soup Felt Flowers, Jillibean Soup Corrugated Alphas, Scallop Punch from Stampin Up and Staples)

Thanks for joining me on this wild and wet Monday. Take Care


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Floral Fun

We were out exploring the other day enjoying the brilliant sunny weather earlier this week and I happened upon the coolest handcrafted floral centerpiece. I couldn't resist taking a  few photos since there is no way I would pay the 300$ price tag.

The flowers looked to be a combination of crocheted and velvet clusters. It was absolutely glorious and it makes me want to learn to crochet. I keep looking a this thinking I could make this ... right? 

Speaking of flowers did you see the cool floral tutorial my friend Lisa put up on her blog today. If not you have to go check it out. Now those flowers are ones I could easily make without learning a whole other craft.

All this makes me want to dig into some scraps of  fabric and get crafty. Thanks for sharing in my floral moment. Have a good one!



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer 2010 Calls

summer call

Scrapbook & Cards Today is pleased to announce its summer 2010 call. Scrapbook & Cards Today is a beautiful, seasonally-inspired free publication that can be found in both Canadian and US independent scrapbook stores. It can also be downloaded internationally, in its entirety and for free, by visiting
www.scrapbookandcards.com .

Scrapbook & Cards Today would love to see your artwork including layouts, cards, and altered projects with the following themes:


We are looking for pages that showcase this ultimate celebration of love! Send in your pages reflecting any part of this special day from the planning and the preparation, to the parties and showers, and of course, to the day itself.

page maps

Pagemaps is a new addition to Scrapbook & Cards Today and designer and author, Becky Fleck, would love to see your interpretation of her sketch. Becky's sketches are always inspiring and this one is no exception. Download the sketch, use it to create a scrapbook page, and then submit it to us for possible publication. Becky's inspiring sketch can be found at
http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/call4sumr10_submissions.html .

summer cards

We are looking for your most inspiring cards that use a summer colour palette. Cards can be of any theme (graduation, birthday, thank-you, get well, etc) and can reflect your own personal style be it simple, or a little more intricate.


Are you perfectly organized, or, have you found a way that helps curb your messy ways? Share your tips and tricks with us so that you can help others in the same situation most of us have had disastrous scrap areas at one point or other, haven't we? Photos, as well as written tips or submissions, are welcome.

summer pages

Do you love the colours of summer? We are searching for the freshest scrapbook pages that showcase all that is wonderful about summer. These can include, but not be limited by:

time at the beach
summer celebrations
poolside fun
Canada Day or 4th of July celebrations
vacation and more

something special

We are always on the lookout for a special project to feature in our something special column. If you have created something outstanding, be sure to submit it for us to see.

Scrapbook & Cards Today is also looking for:

well-balanced, double page layouts
multi-photo, single page layouts
unique paper crafted gift ideas

Be a part of the fastest growing scrapbook publication! Submissions can be made at  
http://www.scrapbookandcards.com/submission1.html or atideas@scrapbookandcards.com. Compensation includes a fabulous goodie box from our sponsors, plus two copies of Scrapbook & Cards Today! Please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and supply list. Please ensure that all files sent are under 500KB. This call ends March 31st, 2010. We look forward to seeing your work!


Good Luck Everyone!!


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Coming Soon to a Scrapbook Store near you ...

... the spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today.


The spring issue will be available 3/26 and I cannot wait. This is my SCT Design Team issue and I am absolutely giddy about getting the magazine in my hands. My copy is currently traveling across the US on it's way to my house. I can't wait :) The very cute cover layout was designed by my partner in crime Kimber. Don't ya just adore that banner title.   




Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring is here



What happened to the first 3 months of the year? I am not sure why it seems like the year is flying by but WOW if today's weather is any indication of our spring to come then bring it on cause it was simply gorgeous here.

Today is officially the first day of spring break for the kids. We aren't going anywhere (we generally tend to stick  close to home this time of year favoring traveling during the summer). So I decided we should plan little daily outings. Today we went to IKEA. OK I admit this was merely for my benefit not the kids but don't tell them that.

I have a spring break layout to share. I did it about a year ago for Memory Makers. It's one of my all time favorite 2 page layouts I have done in recent years. I still really like everything about it a year later.Travel-HWY-101-version-2 (2)

(Supplies: Cardstock Bazzill, Patterned Paper October Afternoon/Scenic Route, Chipboard Maya Road, Stamp October Afternoon, Buttons SEI, Die Cut October Afternoon, Paint MM, Stickers MM, Frills Doodlebug, Brads Basic Grey, "Fun" Accent October Afternoon, misc floss and eyelets, and Corner Rounder from EK Success)

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!