January 27, 2011

friends with flair!

happy friday- should be getting on a plane in a few hours to see some of my most favorite people ever!
hope you are enjoying the sneaks...this kit is pretty fabby!


Quick card for you today- I shared this on the Unity blog the other day, but not in it's entirety here- 


Have a great weekend!
enjoy!!


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January 26, 2011

hip to the hop!

Hello party peeps- today is Thursday and Hip HOP!

Short and sweet post today since I am gearing up to leave for some 75ish degree weather! I'll take it!! :)

The sneak for today is-
and I managed to get a card done!!

I think this stamp would ROCK on a layout!!
It's from the February KOM and Tanis did it-  Pretty darn awesome if I do say so!! 


I have a few posts planned out, and will be posting pictures on twitter of CHA, and here if I can figure out how to from my phone! :)

enjoy!!!


Make sure to head yourself on over to Shemaine's blog next!










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January 25, 2011

Well....

I had great intentions.  A card started, with this image even...and then it happened.  Life that is.

It's DEFINITELY CHA week.  Kids, homework, dinners, groceries, pta meetings, radiation, skate night,  dr appt's, husbands working OT, class room time, play dates, birthday parties, chemo, book club, laundry, more groceries, soccer, more soccer, (we play too!;) I think you get the point.  ;)


I am certain I am not alone in the many duties of being a stay at home mom!  Time management is a work in progress for me! ;)  
be back later tonight for hip hop with a real card!!  

Enjoy the February KOM sneak peek though!!! :)
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January 24, 2011

I'm Up!

Over on the Unity Blog today- head on over and check out some  new stuff....




and maybe the rest of this card... any guesses??
:)
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January 23, 2011

snowfall

HOLY smokes.. in like 4 day I leave for LA and I am not quite ready...

I like to get the house ready for my husband so it's not too much work for him- but that may not happen this time!!  My calendar is sort of filled for the week...including a middle school showcase to go to Thursday.  I am NOT ready for my son to go to middle school... and I don't think he is either!! 

Here's a layout I made for Spellbinders a while back and haven't yet shared...


I just love this one.  It happens to be one of my favorite layouts.  Not sure why- Might be the picture.  Or the white space...anyhow-

The letters, snowball (In the mitten) and snowflake are covered in that chunky glitter.  Lauren was about 3 in this photo- it makes me think how fast they are growing up!  I am hoping to get more scrapping in this year, even if I don't share it here, but for me and my kids to enjoy!!

enjoy!


Spellbinders prodcuts used-

  1. 2010 Snowflake Pendants
  2. Nested Mittens
  3. Big Scalloped Border Grand
  4. Labels Four
  5. Standard Circles SM
     
    Cross Promotional Products: 
    Cosmo Cricket, Jolly By Golly Silly Chilly Patterned Paper; 
    Worldwin Papers, White Treasures Cardstock;
    Copic, Black Multliner Pen; 
    Sparkle n' Sprinkle, Washable Glue; 
    Glue Dots, Mini Glue Dots; 
    SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L, 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner 
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January 19, 2011

Congratulations!

hello hello...it's Thursday again!  Time for a little hip hop action today!

And with CHA just a week away...I think there may be a few sneak peek images out there in the hop today...check for yourself! ;)




I used one of the new Bella BLVD images for my card today- It coordinates with the Family Dynamix line also debuting next week.  
I created my card using my #6 labels seventeen die.  The frame was made using the #4 and #5 dies and some American Crafts paper.  I stamped the image onto the white layer, then popped up the frame around it. 
It's a quick and cute card ready to go- I actually have cousins who just put an offer in on their first home- fingers crossed for them!

Make sure to head yourself on over to Shemaine's blog next!







stamps- House Warming, Bella BLVD for Unity Stamps.
Paper- American Crafts
Dies: S5-025 Labels Seventeen, Spellbinders™
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January 16, 2011

Huggable!

Happy Monday!

We are ALL home today with nothing to do which is nice since the last few weeks and the weeks ahead seem to be already over booked! 

Thought I would share this layout of my fabby kids! It's so nice when they actually let you get a picture of them appearing to love each other!  :)

I was able to make that scalloped circle from using my Grand Calibur and the LF-114 Grand Circles; LF-124 Grand Scalloped Circles from Spellbinders™.
Place your Grand Scalloped Circles cutting side up on your base plate, then place the Grand Circles (inside the scalloped one) also cutting side up, and place the patterned paper over, cutting plate on top, then run through!
Repeat using embossing pad and embossing plate.  This is one of my favorite ways to use them-


enjoy!


Here are the Spellbinders products used:


  1. Standard Circles LG
  2. Classic Scalloped Borderabilities® Petite
  3. Big Scalloped Border Grand
  4. Grand Circles
  5. Grand Scalloped Circles
    Cross Promotional Products: My Mind's Eye, Never Enough All Together Alpha, In Love Petite Red Floral So Sophie Patterned Paper; Worldwin Papers, Oatmeal, Cardinal Red, Black Treasures Cardstock; Copic, R37 Sketch Marker; Glue Dots, Mini Glue Dots; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L, E-Z Runner 
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January 13, 2011

I adore you!

happy Friday Folks!

Quick fly by post here for FWF today-


For my card today I figured I better get busy on some Valentine ideas...I am not as ahead as I would like to be!  I am diggin on this Echo Park paper and of course coordinating stamps from Unity! :)  This one sort of just came together quickly and I love how it turned out.
I seem to be a bit stuck on this bright pink color lately...

enjoy!!




Stamps- I adore you, Echo Park by Unity
Paper- Be Mine, Echo Park
Dies: S4-290 Labels Fourteen- Spellbinders™ Pin It Now!

hip to the hop and a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

Hip hop itty bitty stylin'!


Unity has ALL of their fabulous itty bitty's for sale on the UNITY website now!







I love this little one- it's so cute- I don't have enough kid friendly images, so this one is great.  It can go tween, littler, and even a full on teenager I think.


And, since I can...I used my new S5-029 Lacey Nested Pennants again today!  HOW cute are those fabulous banners?!? The sentiment is from the January KOM.  Can you tell I am in a CAS mode today...I simply cut the banners out and popped them up with foam squares.



*and* A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the MOST AMAZING stamp owner around!!!
YES...It is Angela's birthday and we are ALL sooo excited for her- HAPPY BIRTHDAY Boss Lady!!
I stamped the heart a second time, cut it out and popped it up and then covered it with Stickles.


Make sure to head yourself on over to Shemaine's blog next!






 




Out of this world
Stamps- Out of this World- Unity
Dies: S4-114 Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™
Ribbon- May Arts
Copics
MME Lush Rhinestones

Congratulations
Stamps- To the moon and back, January KOM- Unity
Dies: S5-029 Lacey Nested Pennants
Patterned paper
Twine- divine twine

Happy Birthday
Stamps- To the moon and back, January KOM- Unity
Dies: S4-132 Classic Rectangle LG, Spellbinders™
Stickles
Twine- divine
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January 11, 2011

Spellbinders Blog Frenzy Day 3!





Spellbinders Paper Arts
"To Die For!!"
Winter Release
Blog Frenzy
January 10 – 18, 2011


*this contest is now closed*
Welcome to the third day of the Spellbinders Paper Arts "To Die For!!" Winter Release Blog Frenzy!

Spellbinders™ Paper Arts’ has been working hard to bring you another selection the most innovated and beautiful die templates in the world. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy allows you a sneak peek of the products we’re introducing at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show later this month. The To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy is from January 10 - 18, featuring 16 fabulous Designers and prizes To DIE For!!

• Win today’s new die templates!
• Be eligible to win the Grand Prize by entering each day from each blog!
• One entry per person, per blog please, on the designated days!
• Each contest is open for 48 hours to enter the contest!
• You have until 12:01 a.m. Central Standard Time January 14th, 2011 to enter my contest. Be sure to read the Official Rules before entering so that your entry will be valid!

These are the Designers and their contest dates:

January 10

January 11

January 12

January 13

January 14

January 15

January 16

January 17


Daily contest winners are randomly chosen from valid entries, as stated in the Official Rules. The winners will receive an email within 24 hours of the contest’s closing. The winners will have 72 hours to reply to that email to claim prize. If a winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new winner will be drawn.


Entrants that send valid contest entry emails to each of the contests will be automatically considered for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize has a retail value of over $800, and includes Spellbinders CHA Winter 2011 release die templates revealed in the Spellbinders To DIE For!! Winter Release Blog Frenzy and a Grand Calibur™ die cutting/embossing machine!

Thank you, Spellbinders Paper Arts, for sponsoring this contest!


I’m thrilled to share S5-028 Nested Pennants and S5-029 Lacey Nested Pennants with you...


Here is a banner I created using both sets.


With your dies templates facing cutting side up on your base plate, place your paper over them.  You can cut both die templates at the same time in the Grand Calibur.

Build the cutting sandwich in this order: A-Base Plate, Die Templates (cut side facing up), paper, and C-Cutting Plate.

You can cut all the circles and flags at the same time.  The mats are 8 1/2 x 11 3/4", that's a lot of room to cut a lot of die templates at once!

Here the circles are cut and embossed.  I adhered the letter stickers first to the cream circles.

I then adhered the rest to each other with 3D foam squares.

To begin putting the banner together, lay out your ribbon.  Place a piece of double sided tape on the top of the pennant and secure to the ribbon.

I then placed the smaller flags onto the ribbon on both sides of the pennant with Glue Dots.

Then following the same step as before, place double sided tape at the top of your pennant.  Repeat until all pennants and flags are adhered.

I then added my patterned paper pennants onto the banner.

The letters lined up ready to be adhered.

Using foam squares, attach each circles to each pennant.


I also created a layout using the smallest of both pennants at the top, and the ribbons to journal onto.


This is the Spellbinders product I introduced:


SKU/Product Name: # S5-028 Nested Pennants

MSRP: $24.99

Dimensions: Ribbons
1: 5/8 x 1 3/8"
2: 3/4 x 2"
3: 7/8 x 2 3/4"
4: 7/8 x 4"

Pennants:
1: 7/8 x 1 1/4"
2: 1 3/4 x 2 1/2"
3: 3 5/8 x 3 7/8"
4: 3 3/4 x 5 5/8"




SKU/Product Name: # S5-029 Lacey Nested Pennants

MSRP: $24.99

Dimensions: Ribbons
1: 1 1/2 x 3/8"
2: 5/8 x 2 7/8"
3: 3/8 x 3"


Pennants:
1: 7/8 x 1 3/8"
2: 1 5/8 x 2 1/2"
3: 3 7/8 x 4 1/8"
4: 4 x 6"


*THIS CONTEST is NOW CLOSED*
TO ENTER MY CONTEST:  (Contest is open for entries from 12:01 a.m. January 12, 2011 to 12:01 a.m. January 14, 2011 Central Standard Time)

1) Send your email entry to: reveal6@spellbinders.us

2) The subject must be Nested Pennants and Lacey Nested Pennants.

3) Send!

I love your comments! Unfortunately your comment does not count towards a contest entry, so be sure to enter and then leave a comment!

If you have any questions, please e-mail ContestQuestions@Spellbinders.us

Thank you for visiting and good luck!!


Supplies used:

Baby Banner

Spellbinders Products:
S5-028 Nested Pennants
S5-029 Lacey Nested Pennants
S4-116 Standard Circles SM
S4-114 Standard Circles LG
S4-124 Classic Scalloped Circles LG

Cross Promotional Partners:
WorldWin Treasures card stock- Honey
Cosmo Cricket Togetherness 6 x 6 mini deck
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L 3D Foam Squares, Craft and Hobby Tape

Layout

Spellbinders Products:
S5-028 Nested Pennants 
S5-029 Lacey Nested Pennants
S7-018 Grand 12" Big Scalloped Border Grand

Cross Promotional Partners:
WorldWin Treasures in Grass, Oatmeal, Black
JustRite Stampers Times New Roman 50pt
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type Letter Stickers
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES By 3L 3D Foam Squares, Craft and Hobby Tape
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January 7, 2011

birthday wishes!

happy Friday!

it's FWF and woo hooo for friday.  I am exhausted.  I think I mentioned that yesterday as well- it's been one of those LONG weeks! Saturday can't come fast enough and I WILL SLEEP IN! ;)

I decided on a little birthday card today...

I have been pulling out my older KOM and using them lately- This one uses the August 2010 All you need kit (Which appears to be on sale today! :) for the diamond background and the sentiment is from the July 2010 kit Happily ever after.

So- since today is Stacey Caron's birthday- head on over to the Spellbinders blog and wish her a happy one! :)

enjoy!

stamps- unity
paper- su!
dies- S5-025 labels seventeen Spellbinders™
twine
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January 6, 2011

Best Friends

Happy Hip Hop-

it's Thursday and that means Hip HOP again!
Fly By Post today!


I pulled out my older Cosmo set Material Girl to make this one- CAS is the name of the game.  I am W I P E D...crafting wise I am spent! ;)  I stamped the little dress, cut it out and mounted on to my labels five shape.  The patterned paper is Material girl also- This is such a great set for kids cards also-


Make sure to head yourself on over to Shemaine's blog next!




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January 5, 2011

Gina K Sneak Peek day 3

Today I have two more Sneak Peeks from Gina K’s newest release.  Be sure to catch all the other samples from the Design Team today  – and be sure to join us at the Release Party Thursday night over at StampTV!

 Today I am using the Stamp TV kit 'Sent with love'.  This is ONE amazing kit. I went a little clean and simple on my first card.  I really like the flowers in black and white-

 Next up, with Valentines day right around the corner I made a little treat holder.  You could fill this with little gumballs, or the adorable conversation hearts as well.  I colored a few of the hearts with various pink copics and added some glitter for fun.


Make sure to check out the others previewing today as well!!




You make my heart bloom
stamps- Sent With Love Stamp TV kit, Gina K Designs
patterned paper- Road Map, october afternoon
Dies: S4-114 Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™
twine- divine twine

You're so sweet
stamps- Sent With Love Stamp TV kit, Gina K Designs
patterned paper-none
Dies: S4-114 Standard Circles LG, S5-025 Labels Seventeen, Spellbinders™
ribbin- white satin
twine- divine twine
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January 4, 2011

Day 2 sneaks peeks

Today I have two more Sneak Peeks from Gina K’s newest release.  Be sure to catch all the other samples from the Design Team today  – and be sure to join us at the Release Party Thursday night over at StampTV


 First up is a  fun birthday card using the new set Dino-Mite by Theresa Momber. I used the stamp tv video on images beyond the border  to make his tail pop out.  Some times you just don't want to go a size up on a die- great video!

These dino-mite images are just adorable!  And the "friendosaurus" will get used often! ;)  Here's a clean and simple card using the adorable T-Rex image!  I cut him out and mounted him onto the circle using foam tape.


Make sure to check out the others previewing today as well!!


Party Like your going extinct
stamps- dino-mite by Theresa Momber, Gina K Designs
patterned paper- basics kraft pad, basic grey
dies- S4-132 Classic Rectangle LG, Spellbinders™
twine- divine twine


You're my friendosauraus
stamps- dino-mite by Theresa Momber, Gina K Designs

patterned paper- Road Map, october afternoon

Dies: S4-114 Standard Circles LG, Spellbinders™
brads- American Crafts
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