Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Challenge At Sweet Peach

Tomorrow is the big 1st Anniversary Party over at Sweet Peach. There will be lots of fun and prizes! So hope over to their blog to see the details. I also posted a new challenge over at Sweet Peach. I'm challenging you to use 3 different ribbons on a layout. So dig out that ribbon stash and start creating :)

This is my layout using 3 ribbons and also the April Sweet Kit. This kit is so beautiful with some really fun embellishments. I also used a sketch from over at Crate Paper.

I made these flowers using a technique I learned on the Lily Bee Blog.

Aren't those little bows so cute?!

Thanks for looking and can't see what you do with ribbon.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Secret Recipe: Live... to have FUN

Good Morning :) I worked on this fun layout last night and wanted to share a little technique using some new Glimmer Glaze. I pulled out some bits and piece I had left from my Lily Bee stash and got to work. I first laid it out and thought "it's missing something". So I got a little container out of the cupboard and drew circles. Then I used the Glimmer Glaze. The instructions are below.

Here is my finished layout. This is my 2 kids and my cousins son (safely) running after a train. We just got a friend off and they thought it would be fun to run after it so I snapped a picture.

I love the little sticker from the Domestic Bliss Line that says "Secret Recipe" and then I used the "Live..." rubon from that line too.

Then I cut out a t & o to make the word "to" and found the word "have" and used thickers for the word "Fun". So the title reads "Secret Recipe: Live... to have Fun". The black scallop border is from the packaging of the rubons.

This is a close up of the embellishment I used.

First I started by laying it all out. Then I lightly traced the circles where I wanted them.

Here is the container and Glimmer Glaze I used. The color us waterfall.

Then I took the paint brush and went arond the ledge of the container.

Then placed on the cardstock. ** make sure you erase the pencil mark first**

Here is the finished circle. I then stitched around the inside to make it pop.

Have a great day!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Lily Bee

Ok another favorite company announced their DT and I knew as soon as I saw it I had to apply...LILY BEE!!!! Again I don't apply unless I feel I work well with their products. So this week I worked really hard on some layouts and cards(see below). I didn't get any new since it wasn't out yet and then they extended the call. So hopefully they like what I did with some older stuff. I used some Domestic Bliss and Catching Fall. I was very happy how this turned out. I really do love their colors and designs.

This Hannah experienceing the grass. She also learned to clap. The colors matched so well. Everything is Lily Bee except the ribbon and cardstock.

Noah enjoying a cupcake. Everything is Lily Bee except the ticket is MME and cardstock.

Faith is so happy to have a sister. Lots of distressing and hand stitching. All items are Lily Bee(except the cardstock)!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fun Cards

Good Evening :) We had a great deal of rain/hail tonight. Crazy weather one day 70 and sunny the next 40 and cold. I'm ready for some sun!
I got out some of my Lily Bee Papers and made these 2 cards. I love the way they turned out.
This is a cute little round one. I hand stitched and made the rolled flowers. The blue flowers are cut out of paper and I layered two of them. All products are Lily Bee.

This is another one. Everything but the blue flower and fiber are Lily Bee.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mini Album Tutorial using some Lily Bee

Today I wanted to share with you a tutorial on how to make a mini album from paper. You can use cardstock or patterned paper; it you use patterned paper make sure it is double sided. I have been playing around with some Lily Bee papers and came up with this fun project. I'm going to give mine to my gram. This would make a great present to send someone you don't get to see that often. Or a fun "brag" book for grandparents.
Here is my finished project:

Here is a picture of it opened. (you could add picture here)

Here are the flaps opened.

Here is a close up of one of the pictures.

First cut your paper 12 x 4 inches. Score paper at 3 1/2, 3 1/2, and 1 1/2.

Then cut your flaps 3 x 7 inches and fold in half.

Then adhere the flaps between the scores.

Then cut a piece 7 x 1 inches for your band that goes around it.

Last just add pictures and embellishments. The bigger/thicker the embellsihment the harder to close. So place them where they won't hit each other when closing ;)
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Scarlet Lime GDT

I'm so excited to be the Guest Designer for Scarlet Lime!! I have been subbing to her kits for awhile and love them. Christy is such an awesome person to work with. She has such a fun and loving personality about her. I was thrilled to work with some new CHA stuff! I just loved the colors and embellishments of this kit. If you haven't tried Scarlet Lime before this is the kit to start with ;)
Here are some of my layouts. This one is a picture of my four dressed up fo trick or treat.

Love the new Jillibean corrugated butterflies and banners! (alphas are from my stash)

This is a precious picture of Hannah and her daddy just chillin'.

This is Noah. He loves to dress himself ;) He always puts his shoes on the wrong feet or 2 different shoes. So Cute (for now lol)!

Love the Studio Calico flowers! And those SC clouds are so cute too!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

3:16 (John)

Today is March 16 (3-16) so in honour of this day Klove is making it a "national holiday" to celebrate John 3:16. I think this is an awesome idea! So spread the Word and let someone know what John 3:16 says "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
You could change someones day just by sharing God's Word!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some More Jillibean Soup

Here is some Jillibean Soup "Blossom Soup". I'm trying out for their Design Team can't you tell?! We were talking over at a message board I'm on and we were saying it is best to try out for DT's you are passionate about and this is so true. Why try out if you don't like their stuff? But in this case, I LOVE their products!! I love their paper, their embellishments, and those awesome journaling sprouts! Seriously what's not to LOVE!! My LSS doesn't carry their paper so I have to admit I ordered these (now if that doen't show how passionate I am) to work with. I just love how these turned out.
This is "Miss Hannah"

Here is a close up some flowers I made and the embellishments I used.

This is Faith wearing her new "Spring Dress"

I made those little flowers from the paper.

Do you see the cute little dress I cut out? I also made that green border by taking paper stripes and folding them. I will do a tutorial later this week.

Here are 2 cards I made.

I love the diecut and stickers that are with this line. They have really great sayings.

This card has a cute little pocket and belt.

Thanks for looking! Have a wonderful day that the Lord has made!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Our Life

In this layout I used some more of the new Jillibean Soup "Blossom Soup". This was a fun layout I had in mind. These are just some fun pictures of my kids doing everyday things. Hannah spends her time playing with her toys, Faith loves doing gymnastic things (standing on her head), Ty and Noah love to play together, and then you have the family chilling on Sunday. I love my life and my family makes it worth every minute!

Here I used some Jeni Bowlin Paint to pop out the white letters.

Here I cut out some of the clouds and flipped them over and misted then reused them to put beside the misted clouds. I also "pen" stitched around the clouds to make them "pop".