Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Authentique Uncommon Card & Creative Charms

I am up today over at Creative Charms and I made a project featuring the September Kit and Deal of the Month.  I love matching up my Creative Charms goodies to some of my favorite paper lines and really love when they come together this beautifully! As soon as I knew I needed to work in that color scheme I knew I wanted to make a card with a vintage feel using some of Authentique's paper from the "Uncommon" line. The kit and deal of the month are both all about black and pink so I included some of the black gradient pearls (from the deal of the month) and the gorgeous netted flower (from the kit of the month) on my card.  Black and pink is one of my favorite color combos and has such a nice vintage feel to it.  I also used some of the Fancy Polka Dot Ribbon for my bow.  With a color combo this great these kits won't last long...pick up one for yourself!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Using Felt Coasters on a Project

Erin, Kerri, and I (the administrative team at Practical Scrappers) have been doing a monthly frugal finds feature at Practical Scrappers.  It's been fun to see the creativity that is brought out using strange products.  Life has been crazy for this is not my most "creative" work but it still turned out pretty :)

The day I found out I was going to be a design specialist for Authentique I was so excited I went down and pulled out my stash from them and used it with the coaster.  I used some paper from the "Blissful" line to back the coaster.  I like the way it subtly pops out.  I also used paper from that line in a couple other spots.  I've also been incorporating machine stitching into my projects a lot more lately.  Still trying to perfect that technique, but it does add some interesting texture.  Kerri and Erin did some great projects too - here's the link for the post on Practical Scrappers.

Supplies Used: Authentique Blissful line patterned papers, The Twinery Bakers Twine, Creative Charms Vintage Poppy, Jenni Bowlin Beautiful Journaling Card, mesh

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Just a nice, simple layout that I created using the Burlap and Buttercups kit.  Most of the detail was already in the paper so I didn't have to do too much :)
Supplies Used: Fancy pants paper, Little Yellow Bicycle canvas stickers, Bella Blvd letter stickers, Simple Stories stickers

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rock the first day!

I surprised Timmy with this card this morning.  He loved it and said he was going to keep it forever or at least as long as it would last :)  On the inside I wrote "Be your best, Do your best, and Show Jesus' love."
I used the One Fine Day collection from Momenta as well as that cute little sunshine sticker.  I have used this line for several things and I really wanted to give it a different look so I did some doodling/outlining throughout.  I've been seeing a lot of people doing more doodling...I think it's a rising trend...I was especially inspired by the talented Erin and decided to use it too.  I love that a card lets me try something new without committing it to a whole layout :)
Supplies used: One Fine Day by Momenta,  The Girls Paperie word sticker, Black Sharpie

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lovin' Chevrons

I keep seeing Chevrons everywhere in the papercrafting and decorating world.  I decided that I definitely wanted to try and make some of my own using some of that gorgeous paper from the August Burlap and Buttercups kit.
Here's what I came up wtih:
Supplies Used:
Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer, Cosmo Cricket stickers, Bella Blvd Sophisticates, The Twinery Bakers Twine

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friendship Card

I made this card using the August kit from Burlap & Butterflies for a feature at Practical Scrappers.  I tried several new techniques and was very pleased with how it turned out.

I punched circles and then folded them into squares...a little time consuming and tricky but I like what it adds. I also machine stitched - I've done that more in the last week than I have in my entire scrapbooking career.  My buttons are filled with bling to completely change the look of a button.  

Supplies used:  Burlap and Buttercups August kit, The Twinery bakers Twine, Fiskars Border Punch, Creative Charms Gradient Sticker Gems, Simple Stories Patterned Paper & Stickers: 100 Days of Summer, Bella Blvd Sticker Sentiment, Pebbles Felt Bird

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Curly Princess & Summer Shimmer

Another day at Lucky Girl Crafts and today you are seeing my second layout with the Summer Shimmer Kit.  Lots of fussy cutting, doodling, and details :)

I'm up at Creative Charms today!

Authentique has burst onto the scene in the papercrafting world and I for one love their stuff!  Now that I am officially a design specialist for them, it seems like the perfect day to share this layout!  Their "Blissful" line combines beautifully with my absolute favorite Creative Charms product: Yellow Groovy Petals.  I recently had a conversation with a friend about how great I think the Groovy Petals are - I think I may have convinced her just by showing her this layout :).  I also used some Gradient Pearl Stickers including dyeing some of the white ones to be the coral color.  

I've also got a kit premiere up over at Practical Scrappers and more projects coming up on Lucky Girl Crafts...I'll get those up here soon, but in the meantime if you want to check them out - head that way!

Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Awesome News!

The moment I layed eyes on the "Blissful" line from Authentique I fell in love.  They are a brand new company with a unique style and marvelous color combinations!  So I thought I'd take a shot and apply for their design team...I'm thrilled to announce that they chose me to be a design specialist.  I do not have responsibilities on their blog but I am responsible for creating with their products and sharing them with the scrapping world.  I was absolutely shocked to get their email and of course went downstairs and had to find a way to work them into my project for Practical Scrappers on Saturday...stay tuned :)  Funny enough my project for Creative Charms that premieres tomorrow also features lots of "Blissful"  I'm off to sleep on Cloud Nine :)

Monday, August 15, 2011

See thru Card for Lucky Girl Crafts

Jessica always puts together such amazing kits and this month is no exception.  I love the unique color combinations you can find in this months kit. This first card uses my absolute favorite color combination of all!  I love black, white, and turquoise together.

I cut a spot in my card to attach the clear bag to.  I then added the patterned paper to frame it.  I created the flower using a punch and more of the patterned paper.  I can't wait to write my message with a pretty turquoise pen and see it pop thru!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kicking things off at Lucky Girl Crafts

I shared how excited I was to get to play with the August kit from Lucky Girl Crafts and get my design team post rolling.  Today over at the blog we're sharing a project that showcases our five favorite products from the kit.  Now let's be honest, I had a hard time picking out just five!  I always go for all my favorites I had to hold back a little bit :)  First up here's what the kit looks like:
I'll be sharing projects with you all week that I made using it.  
Here's my five fave project:

Here's the five I picked:
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mask Mini Florets (I've never used one before - it was awesome!)
Bo Bunny Die Cut Petal Pushers Blossom
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Making Memories Glitter Bling Frame Pink Flower
SEI Sunny Day Glitter Die Cut Accents

Hop on over to the Lucky Girls blog and check out the other designer creations!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blog Hop Winners

Thanks so much to all of you who took time to visit and comment! Here's the two randomly generated winners:


Shoot me an email at and I'll get you your prize!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Family Menu Board

It's my day up at Momenta and I created a Family Menu Board.  Our closest grocery store is about 15 miles away, so meal planning is a necessity in my house.  I recently came across a family menu board on pinterest and decided I wanted to make my own version that would fit what I need to keep track of and use colors and embellies that are my style.  I decided to use the Family Forever Paper Kit for the bulk of my board with some Design Your Own Stickers printed to match the colors in the Family Forever Line.  The Design Your Own Stickers come with two in a package so it was perfect to be able to print two different accent colors instead of just one.  All the stickers, tags, and frames come from this great page kit!

Here are some close ups of the various parts
For my title I used some of the Andrew Design your Own Stickers (printed in purple) for one part, letters from the kit for another part, and Jennifer Design your Own Stickers (printed in royal blue) for the last part.

The base for my menu board is actually two 12 X 12 white boards.  I went with these so that I could have some parts that were erasable.  I used the Andrew DYO stickers printed in purple for day abbreviations.

I think this is my favorite feature!  I attached a note pad to this so that I can just pull my shopping list off when I am ready to use it.  

  This time I used Andrew stickers but printed in forest green.  I created an area to keep track of ideas for next week - leaving enough space to use the whiteboard part.  I also put an envelope on here to keep coupons in that would work for the following week.

People are forever giving me recipes and I misplace them - so I made an area where I could store recipes until I can get them properly filed.  Here again I used the Green Andrew DYO stickers and letters from the kit.  

Momenta Supplies Used:
 PK 2407 Family Forever Page Kit
Other Supplies: Ribbon, Ric Rak, Envelopes

Monday, August 8, 2011

CAS Friends Layout

A very clean and simple layout created using almost all Momenta products.  This is another addition to the album for Taylor.
Supplies Used: Kaleidoscope Paper Pad
The Twinery Bakers Twine

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Practical Scrappers Designer Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us for the Practical Scrappers Blog Hop.  We're sharing projects that relate to the number two since it's our second anniversary!  Today I'm sharing a project with you of TWO of my kiddos.  I've got a prize to give to TWO of you who visit and are a follower of my blog and Practical Scrappers.  All ya have to do is leave a comment letting me know you were here.  I'll be giving away some goodies from Momenta and Creative Charms, TWO of the companies I design for.  We have an extremely talented group of designers, I know you'll enjoy checking out their blogs.
Christine You Are Here
Kerri  Go Here Next
And now.....for my TWO project :)

Thank you so much for visiting me today!  I've got two prizes for anyone who is a follower and leaves a comment:  I'm going to be creating two goodie bags filled with stuff from Momenta & Creative Charms - rather than just do one line of something I thought a variety would be fun!  Then you can check out all kinds of goodies :)  Hop on over to see my buddy Kerri next!

I love the color green and use it all the time but sometimes it is hard to find a pretty green flower to add that extra kick to your cards.  Creative Charms has some great green flowers that are unique and add great dimension to any project.

 For this card I used a darling green dream brad flower.  My border is created using a a square cotton pad, yes a cotton pad...adds some fun dimension doesn't it?  I'm really enjoying the frugal finds challenges that we have been doing at Practical Scrappers!  

This card uses a green shimmer flower with a pearl brad.  The layered scallops are also made from cotton pads, this time circular ones.  How fun is it that they were already embossed!?!

Both of these cards use Design Your Own stickers, from Momenta, for the sentiments.  I love how easy they are to use and that I was able to personalize them exactly to what I wanted for my cards.  If you haven't checked them out already, it's totally worth it!  Especially when you consider that if you use them now you can enter that project in the facebook contest...$250 in Momenta product and $100 cash just for trying out these great stickers, what's not to like?  You can get all the details you need right here.

If you haven't already popped in on our anniversary festivities at Practical Scrappers you need to!  We've got prizes, an online recipe contest, and beginning tomorrow a blog hop!  See you tomorrow for some more fun!!!

Both cards use cotton pads on them (one circular and one square) - part of our anniversary celebration at my site Practical Scrappers was to use cotton.  So of course I thought I'd work them in with some great Creative Charms flowers!  I'd love to have you join in our fun over at Practical Scrappers today too!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Scrapping about a teenager?

We have a fabulous young lady who babysits our kids regularly (okay we actually have several - definite perk of being a Pastors family).  My daughter has especially taken to Taylor.  I have been working on a scrapbook for her with some of her favorite pictures.  This is one of my favorite pages so far.  It is almost all from a really really really old kit - the colors/topic never worked for me before.  But it was perfect for this Taylor page.  
Supplies Used:  Colorbok (? I think) Kit, Cosmo Cricket Chipboard Letters, The Twinery Bakers Twine


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