Friday, June 26, 2009

DT Projects galore....

I have so many DT projects to share with you!!! My little guy is off at riding camp and it has been just Nick and I each day. Other than some friends visiting, swimming and soccer practice it has been a quiet week and we each had time to do our own thing. For me that meant fitting in some scrapping...

When I go my box of goodies from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker I fell head over heals in love with these adorable papers. Here are a few layouts using her "My Sweet Cherry Pie" line.

And a detail shot:

I love these pictures of Jack and they worked perfectly for these papers.

Another detail shot:

I also dug out some Black River Designs papers and rub-ons. These papers just may be the easiest papers to work with ever. No matter what I am working on these projects just come together so easily, maybe it is just that I love them so...Keep and eye out in July because all the DT worked on Christmas in July projects. You will love them!
Here are a few from me...

I saved this cute little candy gift tag last Christmas off a gift I received...recycling and it worked perfectly here.

Christmas in July would not be complete without a Christmas Card.

On both these projects I used Plain Jenn's from Creative Chaos. These are my favorite journaling spots EVER and I use them on EVERYTHING! Jenn just announced a new DT Call so get your submissions in. I had so much fun working with Jenn's products and she is a total sweetheart and extremely funny to boot! Good Luck ladies you don't want to miss this chance.

The new English Garden Collection from Marks Paper Company is absolutely gorgeous. I love the colors, my favorites actually green and purple. I really can't get enough of them.

And a Father's Day Card too...

I altered a tin using the June kit from I AM A Scrapaholic. I have a growing collection of pins and thought that this kit was perfect to make a tin to hold them. Cute and functional, definitely my kind of project.

Last but not least how about a little sneak preview of July's kit at Dixie Pieces. I love this kit and you will too! The designers are doing something fun this month - we are having a little blog sneak peak party! Yep-over the next 4 days you can see sneak peaks of the new kit and the design team creations! Every day a new designer will post their sneaks to their blogs! To make it even sweeter - when you leave a comment on the sneak peak posts - you qualify to win a RAK from Dixie Pieces!

So leave me a comment on this post and then check out the Dixie Pieces Forums to see where the blog hop takes us tomorrow! Follow the trail and leave comments as you go. The more comments you leave, the better your chances to wins the RAK!

Prize will be drawn on the 30th and announced on the site and the DT blogs on July 1st - Kit Reveal Day!

This is my beautiful Mom and niece Gabi.

And here is a sneak of 2 projects...

The National Cup soccer tournament is in Jersey this weekend and we will be off to cheer Nick and his team on. His team is undefeated this season and lets hope that streak holds through the weekend!!!! Go Rage!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A few new projects and Happy Father's Day Honey...

I know I am a day early but I just wanted to wish my hubby a very Happy Father's Day. Love you! This photo is from a recent Whitewater rafting trip.

And just a few quick projects...

I think these are my favorite pictures of Jack. I know he is my kiddo and I am quite biased but he really is the cutest kid ever, lol! Look at that sweet face.

I love my punches and am trying to find new ways to use them. I think the punched edges really dressed up this card. I love clean lines but it just adds a little "fancy" to a project!

I have had these pictures of my nieces forever and came up with this idea for a LO...what cuties!Here are a few details...

Check out the Plain Jenn from Creative Chaos Etsy. I am so addicted to them.

My mom is planning a trip with 2 of her friends so now I am all prepared with this card. I love working ahead.

With 6 nieces there is always a birthday on the horizon. I made this little altered tin and matching card for the next one. Perfect way to gift a little cash or a gift card (you know that is what the kids want) and still make it a personal gift. She can just slide off the punched wrap and flowers and use it to store earrings or other little trinkets.

I am loving yellow right now and here is a new card using my June DT kit from I AM A Scrapaholic. Mom-Mom will love it for sure.

Last but not least I want to welcome this new little family to our neighborhood. Mom and Dad are never far from the baby and I got to watch feeding time the other sweet!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Two post in one week...amazing!

First a shout out to my son Nick who participated in a charity 5K this week and came in 25 out of 168 runners...most of whom are adults. His time was 22:11, so amazing for an 11 year old. He even got to meet his future junior high track coach who took 3rd that day. Here are the official results!

This photo will go on a LO called Determination. That is exactly what this picture says to me.

For those of you that visit regularly you know I must have good news that I want to share to warrant a second post in the same week. Guess what...I do have good news! I will be joining the design team for the new manufacturer Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.

Check out this amazing team:
The Domestic Design Team:
(they are in no particular order)

1. Charity Hassel from FL
2. Nathalie Leonelli from CA
3. Julie Tucker-Woleck from AZ
4. Deana Boston from MO
5. Jennifer Matott from NY
6. Susan Dupre from TX
7. Jana Eubank from UT
8. Mimi Leinbach from PA
9. Michelle Lanning from CA
10. Laura Achilies form CO
11. Deanna Misner from TN
12. Abbie Torroll from OK

The International Design Team:
(they are in no particular order)

1. Hilde Janbroers from the Netherlands
2. Emeline Seet from Singapore
3. Nadhrah Maidin from Malaysia
4. Mette Kallander from Sweden
5. Kathleen Glossop from Australia
6. Anne Jo Lexander from Norway
7. Ria Mojica from the Phillippines
8. Mieke Nagtegaal from Holland
9. Malin Dahlstrom from Sweden
10. Claude Campeau from Canada
11. Jodi Wilton from Canada
12. Michele Beck from France

Here is a little peek of her first line!

How great is that! She will also have stamps and other goodies to go with her first 6 lines of paper to be debuted at Summer CHA 2009! Big Congrats Nikki!

Since I am blogging AGAIN...I thought I would share a few more projects.

I did my first 2 projects using Black River Designs. I am loving darn EASY to use. Things just came together and I love the results.

And a cute Happy Birthday card!

And last but not least I have a new LO for Marks Paper Company. I still can't get enough of these papers!

Here is a detail shot, check out the jotters from Creative Chaos Etsy. I swear I use them on everything now.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Summer officially starts here in my house today at 12:30 when the kids are done school and I am super excited to see the end of homework even if it is only for a few month! Enjoy!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

It has been a great scrappy month so far...and some pictures!

I have to give a big birthday shout out to my nephew...he just turned 4!
Happy Birthday Jake!

My son Jack is in the throws of horse show season and he is doing just terrific. Here he is at last weeks show. He came home with 4 more ribbons...great job buddy!

I am excited to share that I have 2 layouts in this months Scrapbook Trends. Be sure to check it really is a terrific issue!

I have been in a very scrappy mood lately too. I have been busy with lots of DT projects but also sat down to just scrap for me. This month I love working with my Marks Paper Company products. Here is my first DT LO using the new English Garden Line.

I pulled out some pictures of my nieces and played away...This is my superstar niece playing softball. She is amazing on the mound. It is not unusual for her to throw 15-18 strikeouts a game.

Livi is so adorable and always puts a smile on for the camera...check out the jotters from Jenn Stevens Creative Chaos Etsy, oh how I love them so!

Over at Dixie Pieces the kit this month could not have been better for a mom of sport loving kids. Check it out:

Here are a few projects using it.

Be sure to check the gallery here for lots more inspiration.

The kit this month from I AM A Scrapaholic is literally FABULOUS. Check out all the Chatterbox loveliness. I am looking forward to really digging into this goodness.

Thanks so much for stopping by!