Friday, June 29, 2012

quick and easy cards with sunnyside!

Hello! Just stopping in real quick today to share some very simple cards that I made this past week using the new Sunnyside collection from Pebbles. I made a trio of cards and I have to say - I love all the fun patterns and embellishments in this line and how quickly everything seems to come together.

Hello friend card:

hi card:

Thanks a bunch card

Sunnyside Clothes Pins (747185)
Sunnyside Content (PSSP12-51284)
Sunnyside From Me To You(PSSP12-51282)
Sunnyside Zippy (751285)
Sunnyside Dimensional Butterflies (747186)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Catch a wave...

Hi friends,
I hope that you are enjoying your week so far. My Mom has been visiting for the last few days and we have been busy with all kinds of day trips and activities with the kids.
My Mom just started scrapbooking recently so she was looking for some ideas and supplies. We decided to make the drive up to Green Tangerines in Rocklin a couple days ago so that she could see their store. It is the largest scrapbooking store in our area.
While we were there I was ecstatic to see that they had the new Shoreline collection from American Crafts (I have been waiting to get my hands on this line).

We came back home to work on projects and I made this layout:

Catch a wave layout:

I love the colors in this line. It was perfect for this photo I had taken of a surfer at Ocean Beach (in San Francisco) a few years ago.

I cut out the scalloped background with my silhouette. I love how the scallops resemble waves. Then I added a few popped up blue pieces to the inside of some of the scallops.

I added a fringe paper strip and some fabulous shoreline embellishments and my layout was done in no time.

I'm thinking of making a card with this collection tonight. I think I'm hooked!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Girl's day out

Hi there,

I have a fun layout to share with you today using the Sketchbook line from American Crafts. We are having a cross promotion this week with Helmar on the Epiphany crafts blog. So, stop by to see all the wonderful projects the Design team made with their adhesives. For my Helmar project I decided to create a layout.

Girls day layout:

I used my Helmar's quick dry 450 to glue paper that I cut with my Silhouette to my pattern paper.

I also used my Helmar's quick dry 450 to glue my Epiphany Crafts round 14 shape studio bubblecaps to my page and to my brad setting.

*a fun tip:
Save your insert sheet that comes inside 12x12 collection packs. I used mine to make my bubblecap embellishments.

Epiphany Crafts: round 14 shape studio tool, round 14 shape studio bubblecaps,
round 14 brad setting, round 25 shape studio tool, round 25 shape studio bubblecap
pattern papers, thickers, die cuts, ribbon from American Crafts (Amy Tangerine -Sketchbook collection)
tools: Silhouette Cameo
spray mist: Mister Huey's (Studio Calico)

Monday, June 25, 2012

this makes me so happy...

Hi Friends,
I hope your week is going great. My Mom is here visiting from Las Vegas and we have been busy the last couple of days taking the kids to the movies, and spending time together. Today we are taking the kids to the pool. I wish it was a little warmer here, (only a high of (77degrees today) but the kids don't care. They want to go swimming any ways.

I have a fun foldout mini book that I made just recently using the Dear Lizzy line from American Crafts.

This makes me so happy book:

pattern papers, stickers, pinwheel flowers (American Crafts - Dear Lizzy collection)
doilies: Wilton
tool: Silhouette cameo
cutting file: Samantha Walker
foam squares: Scrapbook Adhesives

Friday, June 22, 2012

Rainbows and Sunshine

We are celebrating Rainbow week over at Epiphany Crafts!
stop by the EC blog to see what our design team has been up to all week.

I will admit that when I was first told that we were doing a rainbow challenge theme. I was a bit stumped. I kept thinking how can I put all these colors together on one project and make them coordinate with each other. Then I remembered that I had recently purchased the Amy Tangerine sketchbook collection from American Crafts and I thought that the colors in this line was perfect for the challenge!
Here is what I made:

Rainbows and Sunshine Layout

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts: Round 25 shape studio tool, round 25 bubblecaps, round 14 shape studio tool, round 14 bubblecaps,

round 20 button studio tool, round 20 acrylic button, scallop circle 25 shape studio tool, scallop circle 25 bubblecaps

Other Supplies:
Pattern papers & embellishments: Amy Tangerine Sketchbook (American Crafts)
spray mist: Mister huey’s (Studio Calico)
tools: Silhouette

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have been colorfully inspired!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

hip hip hooray

Hi Friends,
I hope that your week is getting off to a great start. My friend Suzy West is visiting me and we have been scrapbooking together for the last couple of days. I love having her here. We always have so much fun together.

I have a fun layout that I recently made using the Pebbles hip hip hooray collection that I would like to share with you:

Hip hip hooray layout:

I thought that it would be fun to make a layout celebrating my daughters' 13th birthday. I used my Slice to cut out the numbers and circled the number 13 with twine.

Then I added pattern papers from Pebbles hip hip hooray collection, and some of their fun embellishments too. Have I told you that I am in love with this collection? I ove the little pinwheels, banners and fringe flowers. So fun!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Summer Instagram blog hop winner

I hope you got the chance to hop to all the blogs & a chance to win all the great prizes! Also to follow some new friends on Instagram!

I have a winner to announce, drumroll please.....

Jeanne loves
please send me an email w/your mailing address & I'll get these goodies sent to you right away!

Thanks again to all of you who entered!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

WOW blog hop

Thanks for joining us for the WOW embossing powders Powder Puff girls blog hop.
I have a fun project to share with you today using Ebony regular and my Silhouette Cameo.
I recently received the Silhouette Cameo for my Birthday last week, I am still learning about how to use it and starting a fun collection of files. One of the first files I purchased was this Dear Lizzy doily by American Crafts:

I thought this doily would look great embossed, so I enlarged it to 11x11 and cut it with my silhouette. My next step was to completely cover it in Versamark ink and WOW ebony embossing powder. I had to go over it a few times to get complete coverage but I was really happy with the overall effect. The ebony powder gives it a glossy finish and really makes it stand out.

Cuteness X2 layout:

close up:

Thanks for stopping by and viewing my project today. Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs for your chance to win!

Next up on the list is Birgit.


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Instagram blog hop

****Giveaway is now closed - thanks for playing!****

Hi there,
Welcome to our Summer Instagram Blog hop. I am so glad you could join us!

We are a group of friends that have connected through the app Instagram and we thought it would be fun to join together to do a summer blog hop. I would like to send a huge thank you to Jessy Christopher for organizing this blog hop. You rock Jessy!~

Here is a card that I made for the Blog hop using Amy Tangerine's new Sketchbook line and a Birthday pennant from Elle's Studio.

Oh happy happy day card:

and a closeup:

Here is what I am giving away:

- 1 6x6 Crate Pretty Party paper pad
- 1 package of Crate Pretty Party buttons
- 2 spools of American Crafts glitter ribbon (1 gold, 1 pink)

Here are the Blog hop rules:
To be elgible to win the prize all you have to do is:
Become a follower
Leave an answer to my question: Do you have summer vacation plans?

Blog hop starts on June 14, 7am PST. Blog Hop will end on June 17, 11.59pm PST.

Next on the Blog hop list is Jamie Warren


aidaville : Aida Haron

ameliakhalik: Amelia Khalik

cindylee : Cindy Lee

thelifeofclare : Clare Reilly

geekgalz : Evelyn Pratiwi Yusuf

ginalideros: Gina Lideros

jaimewarren : Jamie Warren

jannawerner : Janna Werner

jcchris : Jessy Christopher

joancce : Joan C

missblaser : Jordan Blaser

callelillycafe : Julie Garcia-Matus

kjstarre : Kim Watson

kimberlyneddo : Kimberly Neddo

laurabanasiak : Laura Banasiak

lianasuwandi : Liana Suwandi

lindzeyhanzen: Lindsey Hansen

bettiescrapbook : Marie Ramirez

melissamann1981 : Melissa Mann

medrey : Merdrey Chew

michellek : Michelle Kehoe

michellelanning : Michelle Lanning

Kittynance : Nancy S

natalieelph :Natalie Elphinstone

tinynatt : Natt Smith

ladybugnina : Nina Burgess

shamu_rueben : Sharmandeswari Nidyanandan

susankweckesser : Susan K. Weckesser

isur : Suryanti Halim

taliacarbis : Talia Carbis

watibasri : Wati Basri

Thanks for hopping along with us! Don't forget to become a follower and answer the question - Do you have Summer Vacation plans? To be elgible for my prize!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

You are my sunshine tin and mini book

Hi friends,
I have a fun project that I would like to share with you today. This month Epiphany Crafts teamed up with Authentique to inspire you with some amazing projects. We got to work with a brand new soon to be released collection... called Lively.
I love the colors in this collection and thought it was perfect for some spring pictures in the park.

You are my sunshine tin and mini book:

Look for me soon in Create: Mini albums June 2013

Epiphany Crafts Supplies:
Epiphany Crafts: round 14 button studio tool, round 14 acrylic buttons,
round 20 button studio tool, round 20 acrylic buttons, round 14 shape studio tool, round 14 bubblecaps, Spring Flowers Chocolate Whimsy, vintage setting- Cabana

Other Supplies:
Authentique: Carefree collection: papers and stickers
Maya road: tin, wood butterflies
doilies: Wilton
ink: Clearsnap (Donna Salazar – Honey); Versamark (watermark ink)
embossing powder: WOW embossing powder (Primary Bark)
other: lace, wood fence (Joann’s)
adhesives: foam squares (Scrapbook Adhesives); Scotch (ATG)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 1, 2012

it's a pretty party day and blog hop too!

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by for the Epiphany Crafts and Twinery blog hop.
This week Epiphany Crafts has teamed up with the Twinery to bring you fun techniques and inspiration.

We're having a giveaway so to enter, be sure to stop at each blog and leave a comment. Check out the Epiphany Crafts and The Twinery blogs for more info.

This is what I made for the Blog hop using fun goodies from Epiphany Crafts and the Twinery.

Party day card

I have a fun technique that I would like to share with you.

How to make mini pom poms:

Take your twine and wrap it around a fork (about 20 times) leaving both ends of the twine loose.

Bring both ends of the twine up through the middle tongs of the fork, gather together tightly and tie.

Gently remove twine from fork, and with your scissors cut looped ends. Cut middle tie the same length as ends, and fluff.

Epiphany Crafts: round 14 shape studio tool, round 14 bubblecaps, round 14 vintage settings - cabana, pennant 25 shape studio tool
The Twinery: blossom twine, honeydew twine, orchid twine
Crate paper: pretty party collection, pattern paper, chipboard piece, border sticker (tickets)
Pink Paislee: collage card (spring jubilee)
mini clothespins (craft supply)

Next up on the Blog hop is: Shannan Teubner

Here is the list of everyone that is hopping today in case you get lost along the way.

Epiphany Crafts

The Twinery

Katarina Damm-Blomberg

Amanda Jones

Julie Ranae

Gina Lideros

Shannan Teubner

Here is the wonderful prize up for grabs:

Info on prize: The Twinery Full Spool Color Trio (Honeydew, Blossom & Charcoal) value of $32, will be our prize giveaway along with our EC New Pennant Tool and matching Bubble Caps.

Thanks for stopping by today, don't forget to leave your comment on every blog for your chance to win!
Deadline to leave comments for the prizes will be 11:59pm, EDT, Sunday, June 3rd. Winners will be announced on Monday, June 4th on The Twinery (and Epiphany Crafts) blog.