Thursday, March 27, 2014

It's Debutante Week!

Happy Thursday everyone!  Today I am up on the Clique Kits blog sharing my first layout using Clique Kits very first kit Debutante!!
This kit features the Plus One collection from Amy Tangerine and includes exclusive Clique Kits embellishments along with some fabulous wood veneers from Pinkfresh Studio.  You do not want to miss out on this kit!  There are still a few kits available and you can subscribe HERE.

I created a layout to document a couple photos of my daughter in her tutu!  She is not a girly girl at all so for her to put on a tutu and be a little girly for once is rare so I had to photograph and document it!  Here is a look at my layout.
I would love for you to head on over to the Clique Kits blog to check out my full blog post and while you are there you will find more inspiration using this fabulous kit from Gia and Lacey.  Thanks so much for stopping today!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Clique Kits Hazel & Ruby Blog Share

Welcome to the Clique Kits  Hazel & Ruby Blog Share!  If you have arrived from Jody's blog then you are in the right place.  If you're just stopping by for a visit please click here to start from the beginning.  Today we are sharing projects featuring Hazel & Ruby products.  Hazel & Ruby are a fresh and on-trend company with a handmade flair.  I love the unique and beautiful products and the whole feel of this company!  I am very excited to be sharing my projects with you today using some of their Chalk it Up collection.

The first layout I want to share with you is documenting a normal day here at home with our two youngest boys!  We can not wait for warmer weather so we can get outdoors and we do start to get a little crazy sitting in our home all day!  My two youngest are always either at my feet, on my lap or jumping on my back!  If you follow me on Instagram you have seen many photos of the three of us!  I decided on a black and white photo for this layout and I love how it looks with the beautiful colors in this collection.  I also added a little gold stitching to my layout and lots of colorful ink splatters!  I am in love with the Chalk It Up Bubbles & Babbles Sticker Sheet and I used it with both of my layouts.  And of coarse I could not resit using some of my Pinkfresh Studio washi tape and pink neon brad stickers  I think they go perfect with this collection and it is nice to mix in products you already have with fun new collections!

My next layout came together very quickly and I fell in love with the back side of the Chalky Bokeh pattern paper!  I love the ombre watercolor look and the colors are fabulous!  The photo I am documenting in this layout is of our two youngest and our one and only baby girl.  Our mother hen Alyssa is the best big and little sister.  She is a tough cookie and keeps close eye on her baby brothers as well as her two big brothers.
Again I kept my layout pretty simple adding a few layers and of coarse a couple hints of pink.  I used some more of the Hazel & Ruby Bubbles & Babbles sticker sheet all over my layout and that great camera paper clip that Gia included in out packages is super cute!  The inky white circles are from a my favorite stamp set Art Textures.

Your next stop is Lacey's blog and you are going to love what she has to share today!  Make sure to leave a comment on each blog along the way for your chance to win a $10.00 gift certificate to the Clique Kits Store.  For extra chances to win please follow the Clique Kits blog,  share on Facebook, and follow each one of the Clique Kits girls!  Make sure to leave a comment for each entry!  Have a fabulous day!

Clique Kits

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

What's Up Wednesday

Today I am up on the Paper Wings Productions blog sharing two projects!  I received my March Mixed Media Kit the other day and I could not wait to start creating with all the great products included in the kit!  The pearlescent watercolor set that comes in this months kit is fabulous and I had so much fun using it with the manila tags from Ranger that are also included in this months kit!  I have a feeling this one is going to sell out so if you have your eye on it I suggest picking it up very soon!  Here are a couple peeks at the two projects I created!

Please head on over to the Paper Wings Productions blog to read all about how I created my projects and for more photos!  As always I appreciate you stopping today and spending a little time with me!  If you are interested in picking up this months Mixed Media Kit please head on over to the Paper Wings Productions shop here!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Please say hello to Debutante

Hello friends!  Today is the big day we Clique Kits girls have been waiting for!  We have worked long and hard to bring you a fabulous kit that we just know you will love as much as we do!  The full reveal is up on the Clique Kits blog so make sure to head on over and read all about it!  But for now say hello to Debutante!

Aprils kit highlights Amy Tangerine as our spotlight Designer and the Plus One collection.  It is full of amazing products including exclusive Clique Kits flair, journal cards, printables and cut files designed by our very own Lacey Gasper.

To subscribe to the kit please head on over to the Clique Kits website here!  Please make sure to like Clique Kits on Facebook and also sign up for the Clique Kits newsletter to stay up to date on what is happening with The Clique!  Thanks so much for stopping to today and thanks for all the support to Clique Kits!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

RCS #65

Happy Sunday and welcome to another challenge for Red Carpet Studio Challenge Blog!  This week the challenge is inspired by the movie "The Lucky One".  
This movie is based on the Nicholas Sparks novel where a Marine returns to the USA after three tours of duty and goes on a search for the woman who he considered to be his lucky charm.

THE CHALLENGE:  Since St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, create a project that featuring something that makes you feel lucky.  Maybe it's the green or the shamrock of St. Patrick's Day.  Maybe it's something in your life that makes you feel lucky.  

Challenge Guidelines:

  • Project must be posted during the duration of the challenge, no back linking.
  • Project must fit the theme of the challenge.
  • Link up by MARCH  22 at 11:00 PM US CST.
  • Number of challenge entries is limited to three per participant. 

Our sponosor this month is Handmade Harbour and one randomly selected winner will receive a great prize from this amazing digi stamp company!
I created a card for my project and I was inspired by the color green!  Green is my husbands favorite color and it reminds me of luck and being lucky!  I truly am lucky to have him in our lives and through good and bad we have made it very far!  I created a 4x4 card and kept it very simple but knew I wanted to use this thick green polka dot ribbon that has been sitting on my desk for over a year(yes I said over a year)!  There was not much of it left after using it on a project but it was so pretty I could not bring myself to toss it out!  I used a simple sentiment from Stampin Up and two Color Block Wood Venner Arrows from Pinkfresh Studio.  
Thanks so much for stopping today and make sure to link up your projects by Saturday, March 22 2014 by 11:00pm CST to qualify for this challenge!  Head on over the Red Carpet Studio blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has created! 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Welcome to Day 2 of Ashley's 21st Birthday Blog Hop!

We are so glad you could join us! If you've come from Stephanie's blog, you're in the right place! If you have just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley at Made Especially For You.

This weekend we are celebrating Ashley's 21st Birthday with some fun and creative, birthday/alcohol-themed projects! It's not 21 without a drink or two, right?!

Ashley and I have a crazy story of how we met and it all started with Facebook, Thickers and TJ Maxx!  She had posted about wanting to find Thickers at a great price on Facebook and I commented on her post to check out her local TJ Maxx store because I had just scored some great Thickers!  Well she went to her store and found nothing!  Well we messaged back and forth for a few weeks and I would tell her every time I scored new Thickers at my TJ Maxx.  So she would go the next day and guess what, no Thickers!  So I decided I would send some of my great haul with Ashley!  Of coarse I would need her address to do so and when she emailed me back her address I had to do a double look!  Come to find out she is only 20 minutes away from me!  We were going to the same TJ Maxx and she would go after I had cleared them out!  She is the best and I am so very thankful to have not only met her on Facebook but to have actually met her and take some great classes with her in person!  

For my project I made a sweet and fun card and of coarse it had to have polka dots because Ashley loves polka dots and do go along with the theme of the hop I had to add some Margaritas!

Happy 21st Ashley!  I hope you have a great birthday weekend and thank you so much for including me in you birthday hop!  Cheers!

We have 21 fabulous sponsors providing 21 fabulous prizes for those who hop with us, and because there are so many of them, we have included all the prize information in the second stop of the lineup.
To be eligible to win, you must...
- Leave a comment on EVERY stop of BOTH days of the hop 
Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on Friday March 14th at Made Especially For You.
Your next stop is Georgiana's blog.
Here's the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way...

Day 2
Hop Prizes
Julie O. 
Happy Hopping! :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Paper Wings Productions 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

WELCOME to Paper Wing Productions' CELEBRATE Design Team Blog Hop & Giveaway! If you've arrived here from Dana's blog, then you're in the right place.  If you’re just stopping by for a visit, please CLICK HERE to start from the beginning.

This month we are CELEBRATING the two year anniversary of Paper Wings Productions and we invite you to join us!!  Get comfortable and prepare to be inspired by our design team and special guest designers, enjoy the hop!! 
The main prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store.
For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the PWP blog telling us you completed the hop.
To increase your chances of winning: like our Facebook page and/or invite your friends to the hop.  Be sure to leave a separate comment for each of your additional entries. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 on the Paper Wings Productions blog.

I created a card for my project today using the stamp set Celebrate from Paper Wings Productions.  There are a handful of these great script stamps in the PWP shop and they are some of my favorites!  I love the font and they stamp out beautifully!  I created my card using scraps of pattern paper that went well together and then took a strip of vellum and stamped the sentiment with VersaMark ink.  I heat embossed it with some white embossing powder and it came out perfect!  I took a piece of seam binding that came in one of the past Nesting Components Kits and colored it with some color shine!  We now carry some great Gypsy Hand Dyed Ribbon in the shop that you are going to love!  Here is a look at my finished card. 

Alright, it's time to send you off to your next stop so head on over to Katie's blog!!  I hope you enjoyed my card today!  Make sure to take some time and check out all the new products that have been added to Paper Wings Productions Shop!

***Here is the complete line up just in case you get lost along the way***
Paper Wings Productions Blog “The Aviary­ -
Let Your Creativity Take Flight!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

PinkFresh Studio Blog Share

If you have arrived from Jody's Blog then you are in the right place!  If you are just stopping by for a visit please head on over to the Clique Kits Blog and start at the beginning of the blog share.  PinkFresh Studio is today's sponsor for our blog share! We are so excited to use their fabulous products to inspire you! Do you love these products?! Well, PinkFresh Studio has put together a FABULOUS prize package for ONE lucky commenter! Comment on each blog during the share, the more you comment on the better your odds!  Not only that! PinkFresh Studio has offered our fans a coupon code to share! This is good through March 12, 2014. Receive 20% off the PinkFresh Studio store, use code clique20.

I could not wait to get my hand on these Neon Instaframes from PinkFresh Studio.  They could be used in so many ways but I knew I wanted to create a fun shaker card with them!  

The quality of the PinkFresh Studio products is amazing and they are all so fun to work with!  Keep your eyes on our upcoming kit release because you just may see some great PinkFresh Studio products included in our kits!  Please remember to visit the PinkFresh Studio's website HERE to get a look at all the fabulous products!  Thank you so much for joining us today do not forget to head back to the Clique Kits blog and leave your comments for your chance to win a the fabulous prize package filled with PinkFresh Studio goodies!

Here is the blog share line up:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Paper Wings Productions March Challenge

We are finally in March and that means hopefully warmer weather will be here soon!  It also means it is time for a new challenge over at Paper Wings Productions!  This month over at PWP we are celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the shop!  We have a lot of fun and exciting things going on this month and we hope you will join us!  This month our challenge theme is Celebrate and we can not wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!  Our sponsor this month is Nani ke Ola Scrapbooking.
Nani ke Ola will be giving one randomly chosen winner a $20.00 gift certificate to their shop.   Head on over and check out all the great products they carry here! 

I created a fun birthday card for my project using a couple different stamp sets from Paper Wings Productions.
I love the Happy Clear Stamp Set from Paper Wings Productions and I stamped it in the middle of my card.  I then stamped it out again on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out to create a mask.  I placed the mask over the stamped image on my card and then began stamping out my balloons that are from the Sophie Clear Stamp Set.  Once all the balloons were stamped out I peeled off my mask and then colored the balloons in with my Stampin Up Markers.  A super simple and fun card that would be perfect for a boy or girl birthday!  I hope you will join us this month for our Celebrate challenge!  Head on over to the Paper Wings Productions Blog to see what the amazing design team has created for the challenge and to get all the details of the challenge!  Thanks so much for stopping today and remember to let your creativity take flight!

Challenges Entered
TTCRD-Anything Goes
Crafty Catz-Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps-CAS