Saturday, August 31, 2013

Memory Works Guest Designer

Hello Friends!  If you are looking for the Red Carpet Studio Movie Time Blog Hop please click HERE or you can scroll down after reading this post:)  Today is my last post as a Guest Designer over on the Memory Works Blog!  I have a fun little mini album tutorial post up today and I hope you will stop and check it out HERE.  If you have never made a mini album they are super easy and super fun!  You can make them out of so many different materials and it is fun to create different size pages and use different textures!  Today I am creating mini our of a cardboard box!  Here is a look at what the box looked like before I cut into it and created my mini

Well a few cuts, some paint, cardstock and embellishments this is what my finished product looks like!

My daughter is going to have so much fun filling this up with her 2013 memories!  I left a lot of the pages plain for her to add her own embellishments.  For all the step by step instructions please head on over to the Memory Works Blog and don't forget to leave some bloggy love!  I hope you all have a wonderful day and were inspired to create your own mini!

Challenges Entered
123 Get Scrappy-Challenge 1(paint, thickers,long title)

Friday, August 30, 2013

RCS Movie Night Blog Hop

Welcome to Red Carpet Studio's One Year Anniversary Celebration!! We're starting the party off right with a blog hop, but don't forget we also have games and prizes going on in our Facebook event group

This weekend our design team is sharing with you inspiring projects for movie nights! Invitations, decorations, and more, you'll leave the hop wanting to have a movie night of your very own.

If you've come from ANNELIESE'S blog, you're in the right place! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Red Carpet Studio.

I am so excited to announce that I am a Red Carpet Studio Design Team Member!  If this is your first time visiting my blog I invite you to please follow my blog.  You can also find me on FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, and PINTEREST!

We love to have "Movie Night" in our home and it is nice to have sweet treats to eat while enjoying the movie!  So for my project I have created a popcorn box filled with sweet treats!  I used my Cricut Artiste cartridge to cut out my popcorn box with some paper from Fancy Pants The Good Life collection.  I also used this Cricut cartridge to cut out all of the other elements on my popcorn box.  I wrapped some May Arts red burlap string from SpiegelMom Scrap Shop around my popcorn box and then tied in a tiny bow.  I then filled this super sweet box with yummy treats and used one the digi elements from Designs on Cloud 9  to create a treat bag topper. 

This weekend (and our challenges) wouldn't be anything without our fabulous sponsors! Those who comment on every stop of the hop are eligible to win these wonderful prizes:

Disney Classics Cricut Cartridge

12x12 Disney Specialty Paper

"That's Entertainment" Stamp Set

$20 Gift Certificate

Besties of Oz Collection - 7 Digital Stamps

Insta-Live, Love, Dream Stamp Set

And now for the part you've been waiting for... everyone who hops receives a FREE digital goodie bag! Yup, you heard that right! The contents of our goodie bag can be viewed HERE on our Facebook page. Just be sure to leave your email address when you hop and we'll have it emailed to you by the end of the weekend. :)

Winners of the sponsored prizes will be announced at Red Carpet Studio on Tuesday September 3rd.

Your next stop is ROBIN'S blog.

Here's the entire lineup:

Happy Hopping and thanks so much for joining us! 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Let's Scrap

Can you believe August is almost over!  This is my last month as Design Team Member over at Let's Scrap and my last sketch and layout to share with you as a DT Member!  I will definitely continue to use their amazing sketches and share them with you all on my blog from time to time!  If you have not already joined their fabulous community please head on over and join!  You will not regret it!  This week our sketch is sponsored by Scrapbook Studio.
To be entered into this weeks draw you must post your layout/card no later than September 3, 2013 at 11:59 pm (by the main page clock).  Here is a look at this weeks Let's Scrap sketch!
I used the right side of this weeks sketch as my inspiration and came up with this layout of my fancy little wild child!

You can see that I only used one photo because like I have said before scrapping one photo is just my kind of layout.  I did not follow this weeks sketch exactly but I used it for my inspiration and turned into my own.  I loved the placement of the large photo so I did use that and I really like the large title on the side and  I just turned mine in a different direction than what the sketch shows.  I love this Instagram of my daughter that I took last week.  She had just had her hair curled by my friends daughter and they put a little light make-up on her and gave her a pair of their sunglasses!  She is such a tomboy but she still loves to dress up and look a little fancy from time to time!  She is growing up way to fast for this mama!  I used some Maggie Holmes that I had left over and a few bits and pieces of different things that were on my desk, stamps from Paper Wings Productions, and of coarse my favorite Thickers!  I thank you so much for stopping and I enjoy reading all of your comments!  Thanks so much for all the bloggy love!!  Have a Fancy day!!   

Challenges Entered
About A Girl-White Space
123 Get Scrappy-Challenge1(paint, thickers, long title)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

Hello Friends!  It is What's Up Wednesday over at Paper Wings Productions and I am sharing a super cute card using two of their amazing stamp sets!  Sayings and Sentiments Cling Stamp and Happy Day Clear Stamp Set are both fabulous stamp sets with great sentiments and images!  I wanted to create a card that was fun, colorful and easy to mass produce.  The sentiment I used for my card is a happy birthday sentiment but can easily be changed to one of the other sentiments in the stamp set.  Here is a look at my card!

Head on over to the Paper Wings Productions blog today to check out what I used and how I created my card.  Paper Wings Productions is having a New Stamp Giveaway on their blog so make sure to stop by and enter HERE.  Also if you are on Facebook head on over to the PWP Facebook Page and like our page!  Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you all have a fabulous day!!

Challenges Entered
Created With Love Challenges-Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge-#21Anything Goes
TTCRD-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Memory Works Guest Designer

I am back with another post over at Memory Works and want to give you a few sneaks of my projects here on my blog!  I had so much fun working with this months Express Kit August Adventure
This months Express Kit was jam packed with fabulous papers, great embellishments and amazing album covers from Prima!  I was so excited to get out my photos from our 2011 camping trip and finally get them scrapped and but into an album!  I was able to create 2 layouts, a spread in my Simple Stories Sn@p album and a couple cards and trust me I have a ton of product left over and will continue to create with it! Here is a sneak of the inside of my mini album and one of my layouts!

Please head on over to the  Memory Works blog and check out all my projects and I would love some bloggy love!  If you are interested in purchasing a kit or becoming a subscriber to the kits please message me at and I can get you all set up!  Thanks so much for stopping today and enjoy your day!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

My Craft Space

I am back this week over at Memory Works with another Guest Designer post!  This week I am sharing a little of my craft space.  Last year I posted my space and you can check that out HERE!  Not much has changed but I have added a few things that I love!  First off is my new table that I work on!  I had one desk before that I shared with my computer and it was not enough room for my to work at!  I need to be able to spread my materials out in front of me!  So I picked this used table up for 10.00 and I love it!
As you can see it is nice and clean for the photo!  To the right of my desk I have a fabulous cart from Ikea that I am so in love with!  It holds so much and I can wheel it around my craft area!  They are available in aqua or black and I of coarse had to get the aqua one!
Is this the cutest little cart ever?  You can pick these up at Ikea for about 50.00 and they are nice and sturdy so I think it is worth the money!  I also have a white book shelf in my craft space that holds my cardstock, thickers, completed cards, current albums, Close to My Heart stamps, and some boxes waiting to be altered!  I am thinking I am going to need a taller book shelf very soon! 
The next few photos are off a few different storage spaces for my crafty supplies.  You can see some of the storage boxes are from 31 gifts and I so love these containers!  They fit my paper packs and dies perfectly!  The clear container is from Target and I believe it is a drawer organizer and the last photo is an old Pepsi crate that I hold my paints and twine in! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed a look into my crafty space!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Paper Wings Productions - Feature Friday

Hello Everyone!  I am very excited to be posting for the first time as a Flight Attendant over at Paper Wings Productions!  Today I am featuring the fabulous stamp set Snapshot Framer and how I used it in a mini album!
Here are a couple sneaks of my mini and you can see my full post and a ton more photos HERE!

This album came together very quickly and this stamp set was great to add just the right touches to make it that more special!  Do you like to use stamps on your mini albums or do you use them just for cards?  Please share!  Thanks so much for stopping today and have a fabulous day!
Challenges Entered

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Paper Wings Productions

I am so excited to be joining the amazing talent over at Paper Wings Productions!    Carrie and the rest of the PWP Flight Attendants have been fabulous welcoming me to their team!  I want to thank all of you who have liked, shared and hopped along on this recent blog hop!  The support has been amazing!  I am here today to share with you a couple projects I created using the amazing PWP products!  You can see my full introduction on the PWP blog HERE!  First up I have a layout I created using the Snapshot Framer Clear Stamp Set and Sayings and Sentiments Cling Stamp Set
Next up I have a simple card I created for the My Creative Time Challenge "Black and White" using the Brave Girls Cling Stamp Set and the Butterfly Wings Cling Stamp Set.  I added some stickles to the beautifully stamped butterfly so I am also entering my card into the "Anything Goes" Challenge over at All That Stickles!  Here is a look at my card!

Thanks so much for stopping today!  Please follow us over at the Paper Wings Productions blog and on FACEBOOK!  Stop back tomorrow for PWP Feature Friday where I will be featuring a fabulous project using the Snapshot Framer stamp set!  Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Let's Scrap 8-14-13

I can not believe it is Wednesday already and time another Let's Scrap sketch!  This summer has gone by so quickly!  Is it just me or does the time fly by so much faster as you get older?  It is already time for one of my babies to head back to school today!  First day of High School for my oldest son and it makes me a little sad to see him go!  I know he will love it but my baby is turning into such a young man!  Well the first day of school means a ton of photos and he is going to be so embarrassed as he gets on the bus in the morning and his mother has her camera out taking photos!!  He will thank me when he is older for having all these moment captured!  Well onto this weeks sketch from Let's Scrap!  Its is a great sketch and I had a lot of fun creating my layout using this sketch!

I used the right side of the sketch and actually scrapped 3 photos on one page!!  Yay me!  I am normally a one photo, one page scrapper but I had to scrap this mini photo shoot I did of Eli James.  He is our little sweet heart and he does not mind me snapping photos....yet.  I used my stash of Fancy Pants Designs The Good Life and I am very close to using it all up!  And you all know what that means!  Time to make room for some new lines in my craft space!  Our sponsor this week is Scrap It Design Studio and they are giving our randomly chosen winner this fabulous prize!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I enjoy reading the bloggy love you leave me and appreciate it very much!
Challenges Entered
123 Get Scrappy!-Challenge1-Color Red,Free Space, Thickers

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

EMH Back To School Blog Hop

Thank you so much for joining our first ever back to school blog hop on Embellish Me Happy.  My name is Erica and I am a Design Team member on Embellish Me Happy.  You just left Ester's blog and wow was that challenge great!  If you for any reason arrived on this site from anywhere else other than the blog listed above please click the link and start from the beginning at Marlene!  There you will be starting the blog hop from the beginning.

Here are a few rules for this blog hop this month:  

The hop will run from August 13th - September 8th.   You will upload your creations for my challenge on the Embellish Me Happy Blog Via In Linkz and name your challenge backtoschool Mini Album Challenge 
 Please make sure your creation is uploaded by September 8th 12am EST.
  All creations must be new and not be combined with any other challenges.  
Please make sure you adhere to all the rules of this challenge, the general hop rules and the challenge rules.
You may participate in all challenges for the hop; you will get one entry point per challenge entered during the hop.

My challenge for you is to create a Back to School mini album!  Any type of mini is fine with me!  It can by a tag mini album, chipboard, cardstock as long as it is "School" themed!  You all know I am a mini album addict so I am so excited to see what you all will come up with!  I will also be giving away some blog candy.  To be eligible for my blog candy you will need to be a follower or become a new follower and complete my challenge!  Here is a look at the blog candy!

Here is a look at my Back to School mini album

Now I know this is a little bare but my babies have not started school yet!  Once I get my photos and journaling done it will be nice and chunky and I will share it with you!  Thanks so much for stopping today!

Now that you have the challenge from my blog please head on over to Mandi!  

Here is the Blog Hop order

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Good Times

Hello Friends!  I hope you have all been enjoying your weekend and have been able to get some crafting in!  I have had a great weekend with my family and I am loving the weather!  Yesterday we had a late lunch at Red Robin and then did some back to school shopping!  If you do not already know,  we have 5 children so back to school shopping is always a big deal!  Only 3 of them are in school but I always have to buy the 2 younger babies something as well because it is only fair!  After a long shopping trip we came home enjoyed some ice cream, put the babies to bed and watched Olympus Has Fallen with our oldest son.  I of coarse fell asleep after the movie for about a half hour and woke up energized and ready to work out and then get crafty!  I am such a night owl so this is very typical for me to be up till 3:00a.m.  I created a layout with a photo I had put on Instagram a couple weeks ago of my good friend and I.   We had movie night with our guys and we had the best time!  We hit the video store, rented some comedy shows and ordered in some fabulous food and of coarse a couple drinks.  We were laughing so hard we had tears rolling down our cheeks!  Good times need to be documented so I knew this picture we took had to be scraped and journaled!  We took this picture in the kitchen and we could not stop laughing!  I think we had them take about 10 different picture until we could agree on one that we liked!  You would swear we were a bunch of high school kids!  I used my Heidi Swapp stash of goodies to create my layout and a white 12x12 as my base.  I used my stencils and mists and also used my white pigment ink pad with the stencil to add some life to the white cardstock!  I just love to get messy don't you??  Here is a look at my layout
Like I have said before I just can not get enough of my Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic paper pad!  I did add a couple things in this layout from her other lines as well!  I love how they can all go together!  Thanks so much for stopping today and I hope you enjoyed my layout!  Enjoy the rest of your day!

Challenges Entered
The Paper Girls Challenge-Challenge#37 Add Glitter 
Southern Girls Challenge-Things Beginning with F(Friendship)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Neon Ink

Hello Friends!  I am here to share with you a card a made using Hero Arts Neon Ink!  I love these inks and they have been sitting in my cart for a couple months now and I have not done a thing with them in awhile!  So I picked them up and started to play around with them!  I created a fun background using a circle stamp that came in my August Simon Says Stamp card kit and an eraser tip from a pencil. 
I used three different ink colors, Neon Pink, Neon Yellow and Neon Orange!

I started with the yellow and stamped it out on my card once to get the brightest color and then stamped it out again to get a lighter shade.  I did this with all three colors and ended up with this fun and bright background.

I love the way it turned out and wanted to keep the card I created with it pretty simple so that the background was the main focus!  I added a couple stamps from the Simon Says Stamp set Card-Exchanging Friends and a couple stars from Heidi Swapp and called it done!

 I hope you enjoyed my card and if you have not yet tried out the neon inks give them a try because they are so much fun!

Challenges Entered
TTCRD-Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge-Anything Goes