Sunday, September 25, 2011

Celeste's Link Up For Pink

My friend Celeste and a few other talented ladies are hosting a Link Up For Pink Party. Please head on over to Celeste's Blog for all the details!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Hey everyone - I had a blast participating in the DCWV Sketch Challenge last time and my Family Reunion Layout made top 10! I won the random drawing and received some great DCWV products in the mail the other day - can never have a enough paper right?

So I decided to play along again.
Here is my SPOOKTACULAR Layout:

Here is the Sketch (You can play along here):

I incorporated some of the new Punkin’ Patch Stamps (little monsters) in my layout:

I created a little mask and stamped the tickets
with the cute vampire stamp from little monsters:

Papers from DCWV ~ Tattered Time & Midnight Spell
Stamps from Punkin’ Patch Stamps ~ Little Monsters Spooktacular
Title is a font called Mona Lisa cut on my Cricut using SCAL

Star & Moon from SVG Cuts - Spooky Silhouettes SVG Collection
Swirly from SVG Cuts ~ Jacquelyn's Swirlies SVG Collection
Scallop Journals from SVG Cuts - Rosie's Ribbon Strips
Embellishment from Creative Charms ~ Gradient Gems & Vintage Halloween Self-Adhesive Metal Frames

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Ring Giveaway

Hey Everyone - head on over to my friend Mandie’s blog before 9/24 - she is giving away this beautiful ring!

While you are there check out her awesome photography! Some day when she is super famous I’ll say (and now you can say)...hey I know her!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Creative Charms DT Call

I love being on the Creative Charms Design Team - They are having a DT Call.

Here are the details:

Details: Creative Charms is looking for self-motivated and creative designers to design projects twice a month for the Creative Charms blog. This position will begin on November 1st with a three-month initial contract. Design team members are compensated with $30/month of Creative Charms products.

We are looking for designers that meet the following criteria:

· have an active personal blog with a following of at least 100 members

· be active on Facebook and at least 2 other “gallery” sites (2peas, CK, etc)

· able to work within a short time frame

· able to post at least twice a month on the Creative Charms blog

· creative in scrapbooking, card making and altered projects

· previous design team experience (preferred but not required)

· published in print magazines (preferred but not required)

To apply please send the following:

· name and mailing address (US mailing addresses only)

· link to your personal blog

· links to any design team that you currently serving

· three (3) photos of your best original projects or link to on-line gallery

· list of all design teams that you have been a member

· list of published works (date/publication)

Please send all applications to with the Subject: Design Team Call before October 10th. The Design Team will be announced by October 15th.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quote Collage

Hey Everyone - Between my 13 wedding scrapbooks for my photobooth business (Ham It Up) I found some time to create this collage for a friend of mine at work.

We were in a class together and we had to come up with our life's mission. Here is hers - it is from a song - not sure of the artist. The frame is a 5x7 so perfect for on her desk or end table at home.

A few closeups:

I used the Creative Charms Kit of the Month for this project. The braided daisies matched the fancy pants paper perfectly. The vintage brad & gradient pearls are not part of the kit but they are Creative Charms as well. Twine is from the Twinery. I printed out the wording on my printer using the font Hallmark.

Here is a look at the entire kit and info on it’s contents:

Pink & Black - 26 Piece Kit of the Month

Each Kit Contains:
  • Pink Groovy Petal Medley - 8 Pieces
  • Pink Braided Daisy Medley - 4 Pieces
  • Pink Sequin Trimmed Butterfly - 2 Pieces
  • Black Sparkled Butterfly - 4 Pieces
  • Black & White Netted Flower - 4 Pieces
  • Black & Silver Dotted Leaf - 4 Pieces
Everything for Only $ 14.99

Big shout out to my online friend that goes by Cricut Critter. She makes me chuckle when she calls me the Queen of Collages. So hoping you are not getting tired of these I am not getting tired of making them! The Queen is signing off...:)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Punkin Patch Stamps Is Live!

Like to stamp or interested in stamping? Head on over to the new Punkin’ Patch Stamps site. Click the link or click the banner on my sidebar.

Leo & Mary from SVG Cuts have opened up an online store specializing in stamps.

These are not just any stamps...they are well-designed high quality stamps. The typestyles and illustrations are created by professionals. I'm a stickler on fonts and these are just perfect! They have Halloween, Fall & Christmas stamps available and more to come!

Here are a few of my favorites:

I am looking forward to incorporating these into my upcoming projects.

SVG Cuts announced three new DT Members this week:

Welcome Tamara from Happy Life Crafty Wife
Welcome to Thienly from Mod Paperie
& A Warm Welcome to Cely from Creating In Carolina.

I've worked and know these ladies for quite some time and they are just so talented!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cricutholics Guest Designer

Awhile back Liz over at Cricutholics asked me be a guest designer over on their site. I shared my take out boxes back in late January and now I am back with some Wedding Invitation Collages.

These are so fun to make and everyone that's received one of these just love them. You can customize your wedding invite collages to match the theme and style of the wedding.

This first one has a rustic feel. I grabbed some twigs off my tree outside (thanks Kristin for the idea - she used them on a recent DT Project) and the leaves are from Joanns. The background scallop shape is from SVG Cuts and I cut it on my Cricut. I use foam core to layer the elements - it is inexpensive and adds alot of dimension.

a closeup:

On this one I used the colors of the invite and wedding and worked in the colors of the bouquet. The corners are accented with Creative Charms. Papers are from DCWV. I picked up the flowers are Joanns - K&Company - they matched perfectly!

a closeup:

Thanks for taking a look and stop over to the Cricutholics Site!
Stop back on Wednesday ~ have a Creative Charms Project to share.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Black & Gold

Hey everyone - Amy here and I have a perfect gift for a wedding! Take the invitation and drop it into a 12x12 shadowbox. Add embellishments from Creative Charms & Paper and here you have it!

Here are a few closeups:

I used the following Creative Charms products:

3D Vintage Brads - Antique Flower Medley - Accenting corners
Gradient Pearl Stickers Black - Various Sizes to accent top & bottom
Gradient Pearl Stickers - Center of Flowers

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Congrats I Have A Winner!

Hope you enjoyed the Scrumptious Sweet Blog Hop as much as I did. It was so much fun hopping to the next site to see what Sweet Project was up next. It was such an honor to be in the hop with such talented ladies.

Thanks to everyone who joined in the hop and entered my giveaway. It is such great fun to share my work and thank you so much for all the wonderful comments!

Here is the winner of my giveaway:

Amy E - I will be sending you an email.
Thanks again to everyone who stopped by!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Scrumptious Sweet Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrumptious Sweet Blog Hop. Thank you to Yolie for letting me participate in your hop. This is my second ever hop so hoping I get this right. :)

If you were stopping in and want to join in the hop start go back to Angie’s Blog. (She is the stop before me.)

I made this shadowbox collage for the hop. If you are regular you know I am always working the shadowbox and if you are new to my blog then give one a try. I pick them up at Joanns or Michaels.

Click for a closer look.

This collage is 19" x 9" - Frame from Joanns - I use SCAL and design for SVG Cuts. I used the following SVG files:

Strawberry A Freebie from 1/6/2010
Cake Plate & Candy & Lollipop from An Afternoon At Aunt Elaine’s SVG Collection
Sundae & Cupcake from Cheryl’s Sweet Treats Mini SVG Collection
I Heart U from Valentine Wrappers SVG Kit
Large Photo Frame from Simple Simon Square Cuts
Outside Border from Rosie’s Ribbon Strips SVG Collection

I also design for Creative Charms and used their embellishments on this project along with twine from the Twinery. Paper is AC Cardstock.

Want some goodies? I am giving away a $20 gift certificate.

your choice
(AC Cardstock, Cuttlebug Folders, DCWV Paper and more! Sorry, they do not ship overseas).

Please follow if you like and leave me a comment.
I will select a winner on Monday, September 5th.

Thanks for stopping by today and now you are off to Amy V’s blog.

p.s. Happy Birthday to Tammy - she is in on the hop - a SCAL & SVG Cuts user!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Creative Charms

Check out the Kit and Deal of the Month from Creative Charms!

September Kit of the Month

Each 26 piece kit contains:

2011 September Kit of the Month

  • Pink Groovy Petal Medley - 8 Pieces
  • Pink Braided Daisy Medley - 4 Pieces
  • Pink Sequin Trimmed Butterflies - 2 Pieces
  • Black Sparkled Butterflies - 4 Pieces
  • Black & White Netted Flower - 4 Pieces
  • Black & Silver Dotted Leaf - 4 Pieces

Yours for a special price of $14.99

September Deal of the Month

This month's 235 piece deal contains:2011 September Deal of the Month
  • Black Gradient Gem Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • Black Gradient Pearl Stickers - 76 Pieces
  • Pink Vintage Pearl Brads - 9 Pieces
  • Pink Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
  • Violet Vintage Jewels - 12 Pieces
  • Pink Sequin Flowers - 6 Pieces
  • Pink Gem Garden - 12 Pieces
  • Pink Pure Blossom - 14 Pieces
  • Pink Spring Medley - 18 Pieces

Yours for a special price $6.99.

This weekend they are going to be giving away the September Deal of the Month. To enter be a follower of their blog and like their Facebook page. Then leave a comment on both their Facebook page and the blog posting Happy September. You have until Sunday night. Good Luck!

Stop back tomorrow for the blog hop - I have a giveaway and a “sweet” project to share!