Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cosmo Cricket Salt Air projects

So I stopped by my friend Sarah de Guzman's store in Newark recently and picked up the new Salt Air line from Cosmo Cricket.
Can I just say this line is amazing? And so versatile too!

Seal Rock layout:

Cosmo Cricket: Salt air paper, tiny alpha's and chipboard shapes; Epiphany Crafts: studio round epoxy tool and vintage settings; jillibean soup: bean stalks red twine; Maya road: chipboard banner pieces; Studio Calico: Mister huey's lunch tray mist; Martha Stewart: punch; Bazzill: cardstock

At the beach layout:

I don't typically do a whole lot of handwriting on my layouts, but this was so fun. I used a Glaze pen by Sakura and alternated words with teeny tiny alphas.

You're Invited card:

Who doesn't love a fun beach themed invite? Just a simple card I whipped up using the Salt air papers, and 1 inch round epoxy tool from Epiphany Crafts.

Decided to do one last card that did not have a beach theme

Just for you card:

If you live in the bay area check out Sarah's store Our Paper Place
for all the materials to make these projects. You will get amazing service and leave there with tons of inspiration too!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 28, 2011

One for Monday...

Well it looks like the stomach flu hit our house. Kalee is home sick today and I have been very busy between taking care of her and cleaning the carpet. Not sure why kids never seem to make it to the bathroom on time when they get sick, but it makes me very glad that we invested in a carpet shampooer a few years ago.

Here is a fun layout that I created over the weekend before the flu hit our house.
It is a photo of me with my good friend Suzy West. I used the Domestic Bliss line (Lily Bee), mixed in with 1 page from the Christmas Town line for this layout.
I made those fun flowers on the page using a tutorial that I got off of the the Lily Bee blog So fun!

That's it for today. I am off for round 3 of shampooing the carpet. Wish me luck!
Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 25, 2011

GCD studios contest and some new projects

Happy Friday everyone! I want to make sure that you all know about an awesome contest that is going on over at GCD studios.
1) create a project (it can be anything you want), but keep the theme "spring" in mind.
2) You must use the chipart tool on it somehow (if you don't have it, it can be found in many stores)
3) submit your projects to:

and here is the prize for our Spring Spin off Contest with Fiskars.
The value is over $200 in punches, paper, Chipart tool, trimmers and much more :)

This contest is going on now til April 1st. For a list of where to find the chip art tool and pictures of the awesome prize packages
go to the GCD studios blog.

Secondly, I wanted to share some recent projects that I made with the Sew easy line from My little Shoebox

First is a project that I created of my niece Sophia using the Punky playground corrugated cardboard from Punky Sprouts and a fun heart button and 1 inch round epoxy from Epiphany Crafts. I also sprayed a doilly with tattered angels spray. So much fun!
Such a Doll:

Second, I created a fun layout of me with my amazing scrap friends - Tricia Wilson, Sarah de Guzman, and Suzy West.
They really are 'sew cute' and I treasure their friendships immensely.
Sew Cute:

I used an actual sewing pattern on the layout to make the fun circles, then used foam tape underneath the sewing stickers to make them pop. What do you think?

Next up is a fun and easy card that I made:
Adore U:

And the last project that I have to share with you today is a fun layout that I did of myself (gasp). I rarely feature myself in a layout but I thought that the paper was perfect for these fun photos that my dear friend Suzy West took of me when we were playing around one day.
Laugh, smile, scrapbook, repeat...

Thanks for looking! Have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Back from a busy weekend with Epiphany Crafts!

I had so much fun this past weekend working the Epiphany Crafts booth at the 2 day expo in Pleasanton. We had so many lovely customers that stopped by that just loved our tools!

We offered free make and takes at our booth, so that customers could try the tool hands on. Our booth was totally rockin'
with lots of fun. Thank you everyone that stopped by!

and now for some exciting news....

Epiphany Crafts was on HSN this morning for the National Craft month special. They sold out of the shape studio tool in 5 minutes. Wow!

shape studio tool:

If you missed it don't worry it will be on again this afternoon at 1:00pm PST with their fabulous button studio tools HSN program guide
The button studio tool can be purchased here: button studio tool Hurry these are going to go fast.

button studio tool:

Have a great time watching the show, and be sure to keep an eye out for my layout that features 5 buttons from the round button studio tool:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Exciting things are happening!

So exciting........I can finally share! For those that know me well, know how hard it is for me to keep a secret. Especially when it is this good. I got a call last week from the very talented Heidi Sonboul who asked me to be part of the GCD Studios Design team!!!
I was so excited and surprised to get that call! I am so happy and feel very honored to have the opportunity to join such an awesome team and work with such amazing products! I am looking forward to starting my design term and I just know that it is going to be an amazing year!
The announcement can be viewed on their blog

some fun projects to share using Jillibean soup...

I have a fun layout and a card to share today using various lines of Jillibean soup.


a layout of my sweet niece Sophia when she was one year old. I couldn't find the corrugated alpha in the color that I wanted (at my local scrapbook store) so I decided to paint it brown. I just love how it came out! For this layout I used Jillibean soup: Old World Cabbage collection: spring onions, brown rice, diced tomatoes; chicken noodle collection: dried noodles; bean stalk collection bakers twine - orange: alphabeans collection corrugated alpha - blue; Martha Stewart: butterly punch; EK success: scallop punch; Bazzill: black cardstock; Creative Memories: corner rounder; Folk Art: brown paint; other: corrugated cardboard

#1 teacher card

Jillibean soup: Old World Cabbage collection: spring onions, brown rice, diced tomatoes; canvas flower; Chicken noodle; Bazzill: brown cardstock; Fiskars: apron lace border punch: 3M: foam adhesive

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 11, 2011

new punky project to share...

So I wanted to share a fun Punky sprouts book that I recently created. I love Punky sprout albums, they come in lots of fun shapes and sizes and are so much fun to alter! My new book is called Remember the moments and I used the spunky sprout album, it can be purchased here

Front cover:

page 1&2: I absolutely adore the acrylic pages in the Punky Sprouts albums.

page 3: Hambly overlay, tim holtz film strip and Glitz letter stickers

page 4: love page. I included a family photo and a fun flower.

page 5: I kept this page simple with Glitz paper, an old pay stub ticket

page 6: I used a light polka dot stamp on the canvas and included photos of my boys

page 7: I had fun decorating these tags with Hambly, jewels and epoxies from Epiphany crafts

page 8: the backside of the tags. I kept it simple here with some Hambly

page 9: I used a large scroll stamp on the canvas. This photo of my sister-in-law who recently got married seemed to fit perfectly here.

page 10: my thankful page, I included a photo of my daughter and a journaling tag pocket from Jillibean soup on this page

back page: I had fun printing index pictures with my Canon Selphy ES40 to go inside the film strip on this page

sneak peek of the whole book, lots of layering and yumminess!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

DT toot and new layout

I am very happy to announce that after many months of working and playing with Epiphany crafts tools, and helping out at expos,
I have been accepted as a design member on their team. Which means that I will have many more happy months of playing with their products. I can't wait to play with all of the new releases that debuted at winter CHA.

Have you seen their new flowers and vintage settings? Here is a sneak peek of their new products:

they have new settings to make your own rings and bottle cap jewelry. So fun!

...and here is a recent layout that I created using Epiphany Crafts heart shaped epoxies

Finally got around to scrapping a picture of our new home. Thanks for looking.