Thursday, August 18, 2011

Winner, winner!

Hi everyone, no new project tonight I am afraid, but I do have a winner. Thank you so much to everyone who left comments on my Bo Bunny blog post here and on the Bo Bunny blog. Your comments made my day. I was reading them at work on my first day back after a 9 month maternity leave. So I really needed something to cheer my up that day!

Twenty-nine people left comments so I entered 1-29 into the random number generator at and the lucky winner was number 5.

The fifth person to leave a comment was:

Sue D said...

Very sweet mini album and love the zebra layout!
slrdowney at hotmail dot com
August 15, 2011 11:49 AM

Congrats Sue! Email your mailing address to and I will get your Bo Bunny goodies out to you!

There is still the prize to win from the Bo Bunny blog. Bo Bunny will be picking a winner for each designer on each day this month. All the winners will be posted on the Bo Bunny blog at the end of the month. So keep leaving comments and check back at the end of August to see the list of winners. Good luck and as always thanks for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

More new Nikki Sivils!!

Hi, hi, hi! It's a late post tonight because boy have I been busy! School starts tomorrow and there is so much to do and prepare. I am definitely missing the carefree summer days and spending time with my girls. But I do love fall and it is exciting to start a new year with new students too. 

Yesterday Nikki Sivils started shipping all her new lines to stores. I was lucky enough to design with her papers over the summer and I love them all. I really can't pick a favorite line! They are each cute in their own unique way. So which one to show today? Decisions, decisions..... about this one? 

This is Frances playing with her favorite little friend Curious George. She loves getting into the band aids and covering all her dolls with them! She has a little doctor's bag too with all her instruments. She says "I am making George feel better mommy". She is seriously the sweetest thing when she's not causing all sorts of trouble. It's kind of hard to stay mad at her.

supplies: Nikki Sivils Get Well Soon collection

There's also a new guest designer on Nikki's blog today- the extremely talented Allison Davis! You can read all about her on the BLOG. She created the cutest projects. You don't want to miss them!

Thanks for coming by today!

Monday, August 15, 2011

I love Bo Bunny

Hello to all! If you are coming from the Bo Bunny blog welcome to my blog! I am so happy you came over! If you just happened to pop in today I will let you know what is going on :)
Today is my day on the Bo Bunny blog! Each design team member got a day in August to write a blog post introducing themselves and sharing some work. My post is HERE. If you visit and leave a comment you will be entered to win a Bo Bunny prize package too!

I promised a brand new layout to share and another giveaway on my blog! So leave a comment on this post and I will pick one person to win some Bo Bunny goodies. So there are TWO giveaways- one on the Bo Bunny blog (leave a comment there) and one on my blog (leave a comment here).

Here is my layout of little Isabel dressed up in her zebra bathing suit- too cute!

supplies: Bo Bunny Zoology papers, noteworthy,12x12 chipboard, 12x12 stickers, ribbon and jewels; Bo Bunny double dot cardstock; American Crafts Thickers; Cricut Expression; Cricut Create A Critter Cartridge.

I also created this mini album to share on the Bo Bo Bunny blog today. I knew this "Garden Girl" mini edgy album  wasperfect for the photos of my girls and me on Mother's Day.

I chose the saying "Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful" after one of "those days".  Frances wanted a cookie for lunch and I told her no, she had to eat her lunch first. The plate of chicken nuggets, fruit and carrots was thrown all over the floor while she yelled "Mommy I dont want you anymore!" I turned around for a minute and Isabel crawled over to the dogs' water bowl, flipped it over and proceeded to splash around. I still don't know how she crawls that fast! When she tried to start crawling away and her wet knees kept slipping on the floor I couldn't help but laugh. They may not always behave like perfect little angels, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

Frances will not take pictures with Isabel so I made a section for each of the girls. Here is Frances's section. I punched holes in one of the noteworthy tags and included it to journal on.

This is Isabel's section. I included another noteworthy tag to put my journaling on for her. 

mini album: Garden Girl mini edgy album
patterned paper: Garden Girl, Magical, Dot, Ivy, Cut Outs, 6x6 paper pad/ Garden Girl
jewels: Garden Girl
stickers: 12x12 Garden Girl, 12x12 ETC, Friendship
noteworthy: Garden Girl
chipboard: 12 x 12 Garden Girl
ribbon: Bo Bunny Double Dot Chiffon
rubons: Garden Girl

Thanks for coming by today and visiting me!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

An exciting new position!

Good Thursday morning! I have some exciting news I have been waiting to share with everyone.

 I was asked to take over the Social Media Coordinator position for Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker! I am so excited and have been easing my way into the last few days. You will be seeing lots of me on the Nikki Sivils facebook page, twitter account and over on Please come on over to the facebook page and "like" us if you haven't already. I can't wait to have fun with all of you!

I will end with a project using Nikki Sivils cute, cute, cute new paper line "My Little Monster". This is my little monster at 6 months old. Hard to imagine this was over 2 years ago!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A few quick cards!

Hi there! I hope everyone's weather is as nice as ours! Finally it is GORGEOUS out and I have to go back to work next week. I am just trying to enjoy it while I can!

Today I have a post up on the ScrapRoom blog. It is about making quick cards from your scraps. Here are the two cards I created using only scraps from the August Double Shot kit.

You can read my tips and tricks HERE on the ScrapRoom blog.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The ScrapRoom August Sketch Challenge

Hi there! How about sketch today to get you going? The monthly sketch challenge from The ScrapRoom is up on the blog. This month's sketch was provided by DT member Aphra Boyler.

And here is my layout based on the sketch. I used the Basic Grey "Out of Print" papers from the Double Shot kit.

All supplies from the August Double Shot kit and August embellishment kit except- pink letters (American Crafts), stamps (Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker) and ink (TPC studios Clearly Better Ink pad)

If you want to play along check out the blog and there ARE prizes involved!

Have a great day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Nikki Sivils and Unity!

It's a new week and I have some new projects for you! At CHA last month I was given a few of the new Nikki Sivils stamp sets. They are so cute I couldn't wait to play with them! Thank you Unity! So here's a few cards I whipped up with Nikki's paper and the Unity stamps.

On this one I stamped the Monster, tag and sentiment using the Unity stamps.

On this one I stamped the ticket.

This one doesn't have any stamps, but I love the little  monsters!

Supplies: Nikki Sivils Get Well Soon and My Little Monster collections, Unity stamps, Ink from TPC studios.

I also have to give out a BIG THANK YOU to TPC Studios who so generously gave me a few ink pads to try out. The ink was awesome! I used the Clearly Better ink pad for my projects above and love how smooth it stamped on my papers.

Thanks for coming by! Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My little ray of sunshine

Here she is- my little ray of sunshine. I couldn't have asked for a happier, more content baby. She is always laughing and smiling and of course bringing sunshine whereever she goes. It only seemed fitting that I used American Crafts "Hello Sunshine" line for this sweet girl.

supplies: American Crafts -Hello Sunshine paper, Dear Lizzy chipboard, Thickers and twine; Pebbles Inc. - buttons

Thanks for visiting today and letting me share my new favorite layout with you.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The August ScrapRoom Kits are UP!

Hi girls! I am excited to say that the August ScrapRoom kits are up on the blog. I love the summer themed pages and embellishents in this month's kits. I am just trying to hold to every last inch of summer I can! Now don't get me wrong, fall is my favorite season and I love everything about it, but I don't want to go back to school and leave my babies :(

One of my favorite lines is in the Flavors of the Month kit- American Crafts Campy Trails. I am an outdoors girl and this collections FUN!

I used the kit to create this layout of my little girlie Frances last summer on one of our hikes. This girl loves to play in the dirt and here she is playing and "tasting" the dirt, LOL!

supplies: American Crafts Campy Trails papers and embellishments (from the August ScrapRoom Kit), twine, flowers and letters- American Crafts, small letters- Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker (from my stash)

I also used Jenny's super cute banner tutorial that can be found on The ScrapRoom blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and I have lots of other projects with the Double Shot kit to share latter this month so please come back!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Have you visited Pencil Lines?

Happy Monday to all and I hope this week will be great for everyone!

I want to share that I am the Guest Designer over at Pencil Lines. I first found the site a few years ago when I discovered online scrapbooking and love, love, love the sketches! They have had several DT calls over the years, but I was always too afraid to try out so I was shocked, surprised and elated when I found an email in my inbox asking me to guest design with this sketch:

I used the sketch to create this layout about my Isabel's cute little pout. This is her pouty face and I just can't resist it. I melt everytime. Boy, oh boy, is she going to use this face against me when she is older- lol!

Supplies: Crate Paper Neighborhood collection paper, stickers, chipboard, and buttons; American Crafts stickers (thickers) and twine

Please head on over to the Pencil Lines blog to see the design team's amazing layouts.

See you soon!