Friday, February 18, 2011

Scrapbooking and Beyond - Gadget Girls

It's the start of a NEW series at Scrapbooking and Beyond!  Follow the Gadget Girls this year as we try out new tools.  We'll show you how we used them and also what we loved about them.  The first tool that we gave a test drive was the Imaginisce Irock Tool.  This is one fantastic!!  In addition to adding those special little touches, it is so EASY to use!  This one is a Must Have for sure!

For my layout, I decide to add some subtle touches.  I used the pearl colored Glamrocks to outline part of my design.  I also used the blue Glamrocks to add some dimension and extra detail to the patterened paper.  I really like how, although they are small, the metal 'studs' add so much impact to my page!

Here is my layout:

Oh Happy Day!
In addition to having my layout in the magazine, I was WAY EXCITED to see it on the cover of the magazine!!! I don't think that I will ever get used to having my layouts published! It is so exciting every single time!!
Here is a picture of the Magazine cover.

I can't forget to mention the three other designers that are participating in this series.  Liz Qualman, Pam Callaghan and Tanisha Long.  I've included links to their blogs.  If you're in the market for inspiration, you'll want to stop by their blogs.  These ladies are Talented!!

SO.... want to hear something really cool?  YOU could WIN an Imaginisce Irock tool and lots of the embellishments to go with it!!  All you have to do to have the opportunity is go HERE to enter!  Be sure to take a moment to enter.  You WANT this tool!  Did I mention that it also comes with crystals?  Well, it does!
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Catchy Titles Tuesday

Today is Catchy Titles Tuesday at Bo Bunny.  I am the WORST at titles!  If I were to choose something that I need to improve on most, I would definitely say it was my titles.  This time, I got lucky!  Tara and Christiane both used the same title and the same collection for their layouts.  Of course, that was perfect for me since it gave me the chance to just follow their lead!  :)

So what was the title?

Forever Young

This is a picture of Jade a few years ago on the Tea Pot Ride at Disney World. It's a blurry one, but when it's picture that makes you remember something special, I think that's perfectly ok to scrapbook it. After all, like memories, not every picture is perfect.

Design Note:  The butterflies are from a necklace that I picked up on clearance at Claire's. I loved the way these were metal and went so well with the Midnight Frost metal brads. I just pulled the butterflies off the necklace and glued them to my page.  Be sure to check out jewelry clearance sections when you are out and about!  There are some terrific embellishments to be had. 

Supplies Used: Midnight Frost Paper-Midnight Frost, Midnight Frost Snowfall, Midnight Frost Powder, Midnight Frost Ice. Midnight Frost Wraps, Rub-ons 12" chipboard, Combo Sticker, Noteworthy and Brads.
Other Supplies: Zva and Prima Flowers.

Don't forget to take a peek at the Bo Bunny Blog for more layouts and ideas with this same title and collection!

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Farewells and Change

Today is about changes and taking a moment to say farewell.  Changes are always hard but can also be the right thing, too.  After much thought and prayer, I have decided to step down from being the Design Team Coordinator and on the Design Team at My Creative Scrapbook

 This was a really difficult decision.  I have truly loved being a part of the team at My Creative Scrapbook.   After almost 3 years, I have made wonderful friends and memories.  Pam and the design team girls are such sweet and supportive people.  I have grown and learned so much from each of them about scrapbooking.  They have all inspired me, pushed me and taught me to be a better designer.  Most important of all, they have been my friends.  I will truly miss being on the team.

So, today I'm saying farewell to being on the design team at MCS.  I am not disappearing from MCS, just taking on the role of being a friend, a fan and a member.  I Love Pam's Kits and Love MCS!

I decided to share some of my favorite layouts from my years at MCS today.  After 3 years of multiple kits each month, I could go on and on with kits that I loved best.  I decided that 10 favorites was enough for one post!  :)   

Sweet Snacks
January 2011

Island Motion
October 2101

April 2010 

A True Friend
October 2009 

September 2009

Love - Pass it On
May 2009

December 2008

October 2008

Birthday Girl
August 2008 

May 2008 
This was one of my first layouts with Pam's MCS Kits.

Thank you Pam for letting me be a part of My Creative Scrapbook!!  I can't imagine a better kit club owner to work with and for!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bo Bunny Challenges!

Hi Ladies!!!  Guess what?  There are 2 challenges going on at the Bo Bunny Blog right now!  You need to scoot on over there and take a peek!  After all, there are Bo Bunny Goodies on the line! 

The first challenge due is a card challenge.  We challenge you to create a card using Valentine's Candy.  I had such fun with this one!  You have until February 21st to finish this one.  Be sure to check out the details on the blog here.  You will see many more ideas for this challenge at Bo Bunny!

Here is what I came up with...

Don't Burst My Bubble - Bee Mine

Tips: I made this using the packaging from some Bo Bunny Buttons and Bling.  I love recycling my packaging when it's empty.  I just cut off the excess plastic and kept the round circle for the 'bubble' of the machine.  The chipboard lettering and candy was placed inside and then I used some hotglue to hold it together.  The letterstickers were added to the paper that backs the 'bubble'.   I love how the clear packaging allowed me to layer my message.

Candy Used: Gumballs and Conversation Hearts

Supplies Used: Crazy Love 6x6 Pad, Crazy Love iCandy Brads, Crazy Love 12" Chipboard,
Crazy Love Dimensional Stickers, Crazy Love Cut-outs paper,Double-Dot Paper Pink Punch Dot, Double-Dot Ribbon Chocolate.

Other Supplies Used: Jenni Bowlin Alpha Stickers, DMC embroidery floss.
Also, it is time for a Friday Sketch Challenge at the Bo Bunny Blog!  You are really going to want to play along with this wonderful sketch by Carin McDonough!!  Check this out...
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Go here to be inspired by the design team and see the details about adding your links.  The due date for this one is February 23.
While you are there, be sure to check out the Valentine's ideas!  The DT has shared some fabulous ones that you are sure to want to take a peek at!
Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bo Bunny Card Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!  Hope that your February is off to a great start!  Here in Texas, we are feeling the blast of winter.  It is crazy weather in Central Texas.  Just last week it was 75 degrees and now it's freezing again.  You never can tell what it's going to be like outside in Central Texas.  The weather can change on a dime.

I had the chance to catch up with friends that I don't see often last week.  We had our annual business trip with my husband's company.  It's amazing how we don't see each other often but always just pick up our friendships as if it were yesterday. 

I had the trip and friendship on my mind when I made this card for the Sketch Challenge this month.   Romy shared a great sketch for us to work with!

Friendship Never Melts Away

I used the adorable Winter Joy collection for my card.  I love the beautiful soft colors in this collection.  I decided to put my card on transparency for a bit more of the icy feel.  It's a bit difficult to tell in the picture, but the purple patterned paper is inside of the card to give room for the sentiment or note.

Supplies Used: Winter Joy Collection Brrrr and Stripe Papers.
Winter Joy iCandy Brads, iCandy stickers and i Candy Chipboard.
Winter Joy Winter Whimsy CS Stickers.
Other Supplies: Transparency, Gingham Ribbon and DMC Floss

Be sure to check out the challenge at the Bo Bunny!  You still have time!  The deadline is February 7.

Thanks for dropping by!