Friday, June 29, 2012

2 seconds, 4 poses, 1 cutie!

Hi everyone!

Today on the Bo Bunny blog we are showcasing fussy cutting!!! Well... if you have been following me for awhile, you will know that I LOVE TO FUSSY CUT!!! Give me a piece of patterned paper, I will cut it up! :)

Here is my take on the challenge!

And here is what I started with -- Just 3 sheets of paper!!!! After my fussy cutting of the flowers -- the only other thing I added was 3 chipboard flowers, a journal spot from Noteworthy package and the numbers from the combo stickers... and that's it!!

And some close ups!!!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012


Hi Everyone!!

Today over on the Bo Bunny blog we are sharing layouts made in under an hour!!! This was an easy one for me!! You may or may not know it... but I make all my layouts (not altered projects... just layouts... ) in under an hour .... 

and here is my secret.....

I love making layouts in under an hour! Most of my layouts take about 30-40 minutes (this one took about 35 minutes) -- and my secret in getting this accomplished is I no longer over think my pages! I used to place the paper here, the paper there, move it here, move it there, pick up that embellishment, move it here, move it there and so on!! Well, then I started thinking about it -- why do I scrapbook? So that everyone can tell me that the paper I placed a certain way looks fabulous?? No! I scrapbook to carry on my family legacy! I scrapbook to give my kids a glimpse to their past! Yes, it's awesome to have people admire my creations -- but I am always reminding myself of WHY I scrapbook.... So then I stopped stressing about where every paper and embellishment went, and just started making my pages without over thinking! :) So, now all my layouts get done in no time! Just have fun!

And I wanted to share a special project that I found out about from Marydon!! There is a little girl named Zoe that is about to turn 11 -- and her Mom is asking for everyone to make a birthday sign and take a pic and submit it to their facebook page -- they are going to make her a slide show for her birthday with all the wishes!! HURRY though --- submissions are due TODAY!!!!!! Here is me and Brookie with our signs!! With Zoe's disabilities -- she is struggling with her self esteem -- so her Mom wants her to know how many people love her! :)

And don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Priceless Moments

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share a layout that is on the Blue Moon blog today! (It will be live on Blue Moon at 8AM MST!) 

I used Bo Bunny's Ambrosia collection on my layout!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New space!

Hi everyone!!

Today on the Bo Bunny blog we are sharing our takes on using Hexagons!! I am LOVING this new trend!!! Here is my take on Hexagons using the Hello Sunshine collection!!

I used the Bo Bunny Hello Sunshine hexagon stamps to go all around my edges and I also used them on  the hexagons I fussy cut to add a little more color!!

And don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Don't tell me I can't do it!!

Hi everyone --

Just popping in here real quick this morning!!

My co-worker ordered some Avon recently... her products came in some boxes... and RIGHT before she was going to throw them out... I said (ok yelled!!!!), "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Don't throw those boxes out!!! I can make something with it!!!!" and of course my co-worker was like, "ummmm there is NO way you can make something with these boxes".... 

ummmmmmm... challenge accepted!!! :)

Here is what I started with:

The Avon box and some Bo Bunny Camp-A-Lot goodies!!!

And here is what I made!!!!

The sides are open on this box... so I bought a candy bar and I am sliding it in this and giving it BACK to my co-worker today! lol!!! 

Don't ever tell me I can't do it! :) 

And *sigh* my baby Adam left on Saturday morning to spend some time with his Dad in Arkansas... I am gonna miss my baby!!! He won't be back till late July :(

And don't forget to enter my giveaway HERE!!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Giveaway and some pics to share!

Hi everyone!!!

I am excited today to share my friend Heidi's new class offered from Scrapbook News and Reviews!!! And I am giving away a 'seat' to her class!!!!!

You may remember Heidi as one of the co-founders of Sketchy Thursdays and I am also proud to call her my friend :)

The giveaway prize is one seat in Heidi's "Mists - Not Just Point & Shoot" class which 
runs from July 6 - July 20.  A $29.99 value. 
Here is the details on her upcoming class!!!!

"Mists. What’s not to love? But once you’ve sprayed a few pieces of cardstock, 
what do you with the other 90% of the bottle? 
As a certified mist junkie, I know a thing or two about mists. I also have a 
large number of them and after awhile, the number of them outgrew the number of 
techniques I knew how to use with them. So I set out on a quest to find ways to 
use them and get some serious bang for my buck. 
While I found a lot of great information, most of what I found were basic 
techniques that I had already figured out on my own. Occasionally, I came across 
something that piqued my interest and got me thinking in a new direction, but 
for the most part, I learned more techniques simply by playing and letting my 
imagination go wild. 
I love the discovery process of trying everything I can think of and reveling 
over my successes and laughing at the things that went wrong. Even more, I love 
finding ways to rescue the things that went wrong and some of my best 
discoveries have come about this way. 
When I decided to teach a class on mists, I knew I didn’t want to just cover the 
basics. While learning them is important, so is learning how to step outside the 
basics – and our own comfort zones – and learning how to take your skills to the 
next level.  
I’ll still cover the basics, such as care and storage and spray patterns and 
color mixing, but we’ll also think outside the bottle and about ways to apply 
mists that you can’t accomplish with a measly spritz. Think bold splashes and 
oozy drips and you’ll have an idea of what I’m talking about. 
My ultimate goal for the class is to have you push the limits on everything you 
can do with mists, including using them on surfaces you may not have thought of, 
using common tools such as paint brushes and brayers and spatulas in different 
ways, pairing them with basic scrapbook supplies such as stencils and masks and 
chipboard and rub-ons in interesting ways, as well as using them to up the wow 
factor on paints and gels and pastes and glues. 
After taking Mists: Beyond Point and Shoot, they’ll no longer be mere sparkly 
splutters of color buried beneath your “real” embellishments. And you won’t want 
to make another layout or card or mixed media project without reaching for them. 
In the end, you’ll learn how to take your misting craftiness from ordinary to 
center stage, steal the show, in-your-face, colorific extraordinary. 
Ready to step outside the bounds of basic misting? Click the Buy Now button, 
gather your supplies and get ready to learn a plethora of techniques and how to 
throw down the misty goodness on oodles of layouts, cards and mixed media 
projects. See you there!" 
And here is some more information for you!!!! 
If you are my winner and have already purchased the class Heidi will 
refund your money.  Also, there is a class size limit so 
if you have interest in taking the class you should purchase it soon.  
And here is a little about Heidi!!!!
 "Since she was a little girl Heidi Myers gravitated toward creative endeavors 
and approached tasks from her own crafty perspective.  So it was small wonder 
that her introduction to scrapbooking about eight years ago was like meeting an 
old friend for the first time.  Heidi's affection for paper crafting, and 
subsequently mixed media, has grown steadily ever since.  Over the years she's 
learned to give herself permission to create for her, not a standard set by 
popular outlets or the status quo.  This has given Heidi the courage to explore, 
discover and approach products and techniques with an unclouded and thoroughly 
curious eye.  Heidi thrills to the prospect of learning something completely new 
and out of her comfort zone and devising different ways to use and do things.  
Heidi shares her curiosity and findings through articles and tutorials for 
Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and as full-length classes on The Art Studio 
at Scrapbook News and Review.  
Heidi is currently an Education Coordinator and Assistant Editor for Scrapbook 
News and Review Magazine and an Instructor for The Art Studio at Scrapbook News 
and Review.  She was a co-founder of Sketchy Thursdays, formerly on several 
Design Teams including Precocious Paper, Pink Ninjas, Torendi and Design 
Dollies, and has been published in Paper Crafts Magazine.  You can check out 
more of her work in the pages of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and on her 
blog artiql8 by heidi." 

So what do you have to do to enter my giveaway for Heidi's class???? Just leave me a comment telling me you wanna be in her class!!! That's it!! I will draw a winner on July 5th!!!!!!

Also I wanted to share some photos of what the family has been up to lately!!!

Last weekend we went to the cemetery to lay summer flowers down at the twins graves (for those that don't know -- Brian and his first wife had babies that were still born and we go there every season to add new flowers)

Brookie helping dig out the weeds ...

Daddy and Brookie reading a poem on a monument there....

And since we were all together -- I decided to take my monthly photos of me with my babies in honor of Aleida Franklin (for those new to me -- please see my right side bar for her story)

And we got a photo with Daddy with the kids too!!

And the other night our friends came over for dinner and Brookie wanted to play cards with the boys!!

And for those that follow me on Facebook... you might remember that the other night I posted a pic of Brookie having a complete crying meltdown because she was "losing" to the boys... lol... this last pic is RIGHT before that meltdown happened!!! lol!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

In case you missed it ---

Hi everyone!!

Today on the Helmar DT blog, I am sharing the altered bookends I made using Helmar's 450 Quick Dry glue, that is also for the latest LESSology challenge!!!

Here is a little sneak!!

(I have turned comments off on this post only...)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)