Scrapping

I haven’t scrapped in about 6 months.  For no particular reason – just got busy and kind of stopped.  Recently I’ve been feeling the urge again…..and today I did!  Nothing spectacular, just a photo from a bike ride this weekend.  But it felt good to do it again!  And here it is!

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template – Traci Murphy Designs – With A Quickness 1
Word Art – Natali Designs – Playing With Word Art Vol 2
Papers – Vinnie Pearce – Naturals
drop shadows – Traci Murphy Designs
flower – Paint The Moon – Funky Flowers – The Romantics

Lightroom Photo Preset – Kelsey Smith – McDreamy

Enjoy!

Stamp Castle – 40% off Sale

I just wanted to pop on today and remind you all that The Stamp Castle 40% off sale runs only until April 30th.  So if you wanted something, make sure you pick it up!

They have added some fab things you may be interested in:

Distress Ink Pads

I think I need this one:  (brushed corduroy)

And here is some other info that  might come in handy – a blog reader asked which Nestabilities I use with mine.  For the regular monogram cards I usually make, here is what I use!

I use the Classic Small circles – the third smallest to do the letter with border.

And the Classic Scalloped Small Circles – the second smallest to layer it.

That is for monogram cards like this:

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*previously posted in July….*

And sometimes I use multiple Nestabilities for many layers as with this card, previously shared in the August 2008 Dirty Dozen Gallery – this was one of my favorite monograms ever!  For my SIL, Tiff, who never has enough bling!

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And if you need Nestabilities, here’s a fab place to get them and a coupon code!

Get a FREE white gel pen! They are wonderful!

Go to Scrapbookpal.com.

Purchase *anything*! (This coupon expires 4/30/09)

Add the coupon code WHITEPEN on the view cart page (Just type WHITEPEN into the box for coupons and click *add to cart* and the free pen will appear! You do not need to add it to your card first!)

That’s it! And in case you need help finding something to purchase – they have a great selection of all kinds of chipboard things and the Nestabilities! They have also added a great selection of Cuttlebug and Cricut items – and at great prices too!

And now I am off to enjoy Matthew being home for a few days, Enjoy!

Gina K Sneak Peek Day #4

The party is tonight, y’all!  I have the busiest day ever today, but I am looking forward to settling on the couch for a nice chat this evening.  Somehow we always get off on the funniest tangents during Gina’s Release Parties.  You can find the Release Party {HERE} – 7-10 pm CST.  See you there!

Now for my card today.  I have had several comments from blog readers about the digital printing.  Most people assume that you must have a sweet printer to be able to get decent results.  Let me just dispel that myth!  I have a junky, freebie w/computer purchase printer – believe me, it’s less than sweet.  And I have no problems printing any of Gina’s digital papers.  So don’t let that stop you from trying them out!  Gina always has some free samples out there, just download some and give it a whirl – you might be surprised at how well they print out!

And here is another sample of my papers this month, Softly Spring, paired with Gina’s set Not Forgotten and Asela’s Friendship’s Garden…..a lot of new stuff in there!

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supplies: Not Forgotten by Gina K Designs; Friendship’s Garden by Asela Hopkins for Gina K Designs; Softly Spring Digital Paper Pack by Emily Giovanni for Gina K Designs; pretty in pink, mellow moss, basic grey, and close to cocoa reinkers; niji waterbrush; Pure Luxury Base Weight White cardstock; basic grey cardstock;  Pure Luxury layering weight white cardstock; taffeta ribbon;long rectangle nestabilities ;Heidi Swapp Distresser and dimensionals.

Be sure to check out Gina’s Blog {HERE} to hear more about this release!

And the other Design Team Members have some fabulous samples for you to see as well!

Carolyn King, Melanie Muenchinger, Jessica Fick, Cindy LawrenceDonna Baker, Erika MartinJoanne Basile and Theresa Momber.

And our Spotlight Designer: Beverly Cole.

Enjoy!

Gina K Sneak Peek Day #3

So are you ready for the big release shindig?!?  You can find the thread {HERE} on SCS.  Be sure to stop by, there are always lots of prizes, new sneak peeks from the Design Team as well as great chatter!   The party runs from 7-10 pm CST, Thursday – BE THERE!

And now for the peek today!  This set is the Buy 3 Get 1 Free set from Gina.  And just in time for Mother’s Day!  I paired it with Bold Flowers from the Stamp TV kit – as well as the Baby Wipe Inkpad technique.  You can find a video on how to do that {HERE}!

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supplies: Notes To Mom by Gina K Designs; Bold Flowers by Gina K Designs; Bella Rose patterened paper from SU; Pure Luxury layering weight white cardstock; Pink Pirouette cardstock; regal rose, pink pirouette, certainly celery, kiwi kiss, mellow moss and pretty in pink reinkers; prima flowers; BasicGrey button; pink embroidery floss; glue dots – multiple sizes; SU scallped border punch; Heidi Swapp Distresser; wipes; pink taffeta ribbon from SU; Label 1 Spellbinder dies; and dimensionals.

Be sure to check out Gina’s Blog {HERE} to hear more about this release!

And the other Design Team Members have some fabulous samples for you to see as well!

Carolyn King, Melanie Muenchinger, Kurtis Amundson, Jessica Fick, Cindy LawrenceDonna Baker, Erika MartinJoanne BasileAsela Hopkins and Theresa Momber.

And our Spotlight Designer: Beverly Cole.

Also, don’t forget about Scrapbookpal’s coupon!

Get a FREE white gel pen! They are wonderful!

Go to Scrapbookpal.com.

Purchase *anything*! (This coupon expires 4/30/09)

Add the coupon code WHITEPEN on the view cart page (Just type WHITEPEN into the box for coupons and click *add to cart* and the free pen will appear! You do not need to add it to your card first!)

That’s it! And in case you need help finding something to purchase – they have a great selection of all kinds of chipboard things and the Nestabilities! THey have also added a great selection of Cuttlebug and Cricut items – and at great prices too!

Enjoy!

Gina K Sneak Peek Day #2

Ok, before I get to the sneak peek today, I just have to say THANK YOU to the wonderful blog reader that suggested getting all the family tested for strep.  Guess what?!  The two boys who aren’t sick tested positive too!  So now we’re all on meds and we’ll hopefully get this eradicated soon!  So again, THANK YOU for mentioning your experience as I’m sure I would have gotten this again (Adam and I have had it twice in 3 wks now!) and I don’t know if I could have handled that!

Now for the good stuff!  Today I have a card with Asela Hopkins newest set – and it is GORGEOUS!  I mean…..y’all might know I have a thing for flowers…. 😉

And this is also the Color Challenge for today – if you’d like to see that, you can find it {HERE}!

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supplies: Friendship’s Garden by Asela Hopkins for Gina K Designs; Softly Spring Digital Paper by Emily Giovanni for Gina K Designs; pink pirouette, rose red and basic gray cardstock; pink pirouette and rose red reinkers; niji waterbrush; dimensionals; old olive ink; palette noir black ink; classic square nestabilities; SU watercolor paper; magenta Shimmerz; and sewing machine.

Be sure to check out Gina’s Blog {HERE} to hear more about this release!

And the other Design Team Members have some fabulous samples for you to see as well!

Carolyn King, Melanie Muenchinger, Kurtis Amundson, Jessica Fick, Cindy LawrenceDonna Baker, Erika MartinJoanne BasileAsela Hopkins and Theresa Momber.

Theresa has a special guest designer: Cathy Tidwell.

And our Spotlight Designer: Beverly Cole.

Gina K Sneak Peek Day #1

Are you ready for a bunch of fabulous new goodies?!?!  Gina’s got a lot in store for you this week!  Today I have a sneak peek of Melanie Muenchinger’s newest tee set – and it’s adorable!  I’ve also got a little peek at my newest Digital Paper Pack today!  And since it’s late….I’ll get right to the card!

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supplies: Wee Tees by Melanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs; Softly Spring Digital Paper by Emily Giovanni for Gina K Designs; pink pirouette cardstock; Pure Luxury layering weight white cardstock; semi-glossy Flyer Paper for printing digi papers; dimensionals; palette noir black ink; large petite oval nestabilities; and sewing machine.

I hope you all check in every day this week – there’s a lot more to come!!

Be sure to check out Gina’s Blog {HERE} to hear more about this release!

And the other Design Team Members have some fabulous samples for you to see as well!

Carolyn King, Melanie Muenchinger, Kurtis Amundson, Jessica Fick, Cindy LawrenceDonna Baker, Erika MartinJoanne BasileAsela Hopkins and Theresa Momber.

As well as special guests: Libby Hickson, and Laura Jean Nygaard.

And our Spotlight Designer: Beverly Cole.

New things added!

Wow, this has been the worst week!  It all started with Alex throwing up Wednesday morning before school.  He was home sick until Friday when I woke at 5am with a fever of 102.  Yep, Adam and I have strep AGAIN!  And not only the sore throat kind, the kind that is a total sinus-infection-like as well!  Fun!  And Friday was my birthday!  Needless to say we did not celebrate.  I am starting to feel human again, meaning I can actually breathe a little bit.  Anyway, thank you to those of who sent lovely birthday cards!  The boys were really sweet and helpful, we just played Lego Star Wars on the Wii and assembled some Star Wars Legos Andy had.  All in all, a nice quiet evening.  Which was about all I could handle!

Now for the good news – Joanne, from The Stamp Castle, informed me that she has replenished the stock a bit on the website.  I know a few of you had emailed me and said things were already gone – well, hurry on over because some of it is back in stock!

I was working on some early Mother’s Day gifts again and I made these for my SIL, Tiff….I liked them so much, I made myself some too!

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supplies: DIY Monogram Stamper – Damask; Rockabilly SU patterned paper; kiwi kiss cardstock;Pure Luxury layering weight white cardstock; black satin ribbon; dimensionals; Pure Luxury base weight Black Onyx cardstock; doodlebug glitter in green and black; black jewels and Taylor’s Tiny Twinkles in black.

And don’t forget about the Scrapbookpal coupon – it is still good until the end of the month!

Get a FREE white gel pen! They are wonderful!

Go to Scrapbookpal.com.

Purchase *anything*! (This coupon expires 4/30/09)

Add the coupon code WHITEPEN on the view cart page (Just type WHITEPEN into the box for coupons and click *add to cart* and the free pen will appear! You do not need to add it to your card first!)

That’s it! And in case you need help finding something to purchase – they have a great selection of all kinds of chipboard things and the Nestabilities! THey have also added a great selection of Cuttlebug and Cricut items – and at great prices too!

Ok, I’ll be back in just a few hours to kick off Gina K’s release week!

Last First Tooth

Yep, it’s the last time someone in our house will lose their first tooth.  Adam lost his on Friday.  He was quite distraught when it loosened considerably Thursday evening – freaked out when it bled a little.  Then Friday morning at breakfast it just fell out.  He walked over and handed it to me and said – “look what fell out on my tongue!”  Here’s the little dude with his gap-y smile….

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He’s quite proud of the fact that he was the youngest of his brothers to lose his first tooth.  It’s nice to do something *first* when you are the youngest!  Anyway, I had him pick out some papers so he could have his tooth tin all ready for the tooth fairy. Adam went with the sock monkey papers from Daisy D’s  – here’s how it turned out!

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supplies: What’s In Your Tin? Set 1 byMelanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs; Daisy D’s sock monkey papers; palette noir black ink; Cricut Expressions; prism papers;Mono Multi; Terrifically Tacky Tape – 1/8 and 1/4; and “altoid” tin.

So I used my Cricut to get the letters for Adam’s name – mostly because he loves the color red and I didn’t have rub-ons or anything in that color.  And now that I am using the Cricut more – I love it!  Alex was up late the night we made this and we had a great time fiddling around with stuff.  I am totally picking up the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge – I did a bag off the cartridge that came with it – totally cute!  I and really liking the idea of being able to cut a box or bag in whatever size I want – how cool, huh?

Here’s what Alex and I made – he’s definitely the most athletically inclined so he wanted the “Award” to be for exercising…..And yes, he’s wearing a Chinese outfit I got him when I went last year.  He loves that outfit – but it’s getting a bit small so he is hoping that Aunt Kimberly will bring him a larger one when she visits the US this summer! (hint hint, Aunt Kimberly!)

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*don’t laugh at my attempt at drawing a bar bell!*
And if you need any Cricut items yourself – Scrapbookpal.com has fantastic prices!  And here’s a little coupon code for you!

Get a FREE white gel pen! You can use this for putting on glitter, etc!  They are wonderful!

Go to Scrapbookpal.com.

Purchase *anything*! (This coupon expires 4/30/09)

Add the coupon code WHITEPEN on the view cart page (Just type WHITEPEN into the box for coupons and click *add to cart* and the free pen will appear! You do not need to add it to your card first!)

That’s it! And in case you need help finding something to purchase – they have a great selection of all kinds of chipboard things and the Nestabilities! THey have also added a great selection of Cuttlebug and Cricut items – and at great prices too!

Enjoy!

HUGE sale!

For awhile now I have shared sales and coupon codes with y’all from The Stamp Castle. They carry many of the JustRite monogram products. Well, The Stamp Castle has decided to close it’s doors. While I will miss working with Joanne – it means a huge sale for all of you!

So until the end of April, everything is 40% OFF! You can find The Stamp Castle {HERE}! I’ll post about this a few times before the end of the month in case you forget to stop by and see if you need anything. It’s a great opportunity to pick up some things!

I made this today (getting a head start on some Mother’s Day goodies!) with the DIY Monogram Stamper Kit – Damask. It’s under $10 right now!!

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supplies: DIY Monogram Stamper – Damask; Bella Rose patterned papers from SU; Pure Luxury layering weight white cardstock; pink pirouette cardstock; dimensionals; old olive grosgrain ribbon; riding hood red ink; and circle Nestabilities.

Enjoy!

Wow…

Really – this just cracks me up. I apologize if you aren’t a Sir-Mix-A-Lot fan…..however, I think it is hilarious….

Enjoy!