Saturday, February 28, 2015

Choose Happy Blog Hop...


Welcome to this month's SOTM Blog Hop featuring Choose Happy stamp set...

If you've come from Maureen's Blog, you're on the right track...keep hopping 'till you back to where you started!

I gave up making cards for Lent so you'll only be seeing layouts on my blog 'till Easter!!! I did it to challenge myself to get more scrapbooking done as well as cut down on the number of cards I've been hoarding...lol.

Here's a look at my layout...I used one of the frames that comes in the set to random stamp a piece of cardstock with versa mark then embossed the images and sponges with ink...I used Seaside Paper Packet because I love the colors!!!
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Here's a close up of the embossed frames. the "Me & You" comes from the Artfully Sent Cricut Collection...
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I also stamped some of the square frames with Cocoa Ink and cut out as an embellishment...the word "memories" comes from one of the zip-strips of the Seaside B&T...

Don't forget...you have until March 31st to get your hands on this HAPPY stamp set...here's a look at it.



Thanks for stopping by!!!

It's now time to hop on over to Stefani's Blog and see what she has to share!

Ichiban Salad with SEM...

It's a NEW Month which means it's time for a new SEM (Scrapping Everyday Miracles) Sketch...

We have Japanese Steakhouse that has the BEST salad every...it's the salad dressing really...I could drink that stuff!

Anyways...my children have always LOVED salads and we got Ichibans "to go" one night several years ago and I was able to capture my son's pure JOY while eating this yummy salad!


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I used my Gossamer Blue February Kit for almost everything on this layout...LOVE these wood veneer thickers!
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Little wooden camera is from Frosted Designs and the glitter arrows are from CTMH!


Here's a look at the sketch! We'd love for you to play along...any product line...any photos!!! And...if you're not a layout-maker, we have a card sketch too! Check it out!!!




Friday, February 27, 2015

Bloom...

It's time for another Frosted Designs Friday Challenge...

This week we are challenging you to HAND MAKE your flowers and link up your projects for a chance to WIN some Frosted Designs loot!!!

Here's my layout - I would've done a card but I gave up card-making for Lent (in addition to GIVING AWAY cards)...so it's only Layouts 'till Easter!

I've had these photos printed and waiting for me to do something with...so why not add them to this flowery layout!

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I used the Sweet Love Kit for February - you can still get your hands on it {{{here}}}...and I threw in some Heidi Swapp Glitter Alpha Stickers for my title
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Here's a look at my flowers...all cut using my NEW Cricut Explore Air and the Mother's Day Bouquet Cartridge...all the flowers were cut from Colonial White Cardstock and inked up with sponge daubers in varying colors that complement each other. After sponging, I just bent the leaves using various tools to create some dimension...


Thanks for stopping by!!!

Don't forget to stop by the Frosted Designs Blog and check out the other girls' artwork!!!

And...if you'd like to be a recipient of my Card Give-Away for Lent, please FB Message me your snail mail so I can get one in the mail to you!!! If that link doesn't work, you can use my personal FB Page.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

All Dolled Up with SOUS...


It's my turn to post over at Stuck on U Sketches - playing along with the Die-Cut Challenge


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I do a lot of my shopping online so when the box comes, I have to have my daughter try it all on to make sure it fits. We usually do this little style show for my husband...I plan on taking pictures next time so I can fill these page with memories that will last my daughter a lifetime.

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Here are some closeups - most of the clothing is pop-dotted with Thin 3D-Foam Tape for dimension...




Thanks for stopping by!!!

If you have a Cricut Explore and use Design Space, most of the files come with the monthly subscription and a few of them come from CTMH's Artbooking Collection!

Link up your project {{{{here}}}} before next Friday!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My LOVE Affair with Paper - UYSBH...

Welcome to the Use Your Stash Blog Hop....this month is all about PAPER!!! Remember...this is all about USING YOUR STASH so we want to see some of that paper that's been hiding in your stash for a while!!!

If you've come from Terry's Blog, you're on the right track...

I have 3 boys and a little girl...before we had the little girl, it was hard to find BOY PAPER so when I did find some, I bought a LOT...lol. This is a card from using some of that paper...sadly it's almost gone!

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This card has some dimension so you probably don't want to mail it...
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And, here's a peek at the inside...

Thanks for stopping by! Now hop on over to Marie's Blog and see what she has to share...I'm sure it's beautiful!!!