Sunday, April 26, 2009

My Acrylic Album DT projects and a LO!

We had last month off at My Acrylic Album so I dug right into my DT goodies when they came. I just love the Acrylic Inchies and decided to alter a tin using them and a kit from Scarlet Lime.

And a good view of the Inchies:

I also used the same kit to do the MAA Half a Heart Album. When it is closed it looks like half a heart.

But open it up and it is a whole cute!

Here is a quick LO too from a very rainy soccer tournament! It was a rainy muddy mess that day and my husband nearly killed me for taking my camera out in that weather but the shots were so worth it!

Hope all is well and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

We have butterflies and a few new LO's...

Some good news first! I am thrilled to have been chosen as a product tester for GCD Studios. I can't wait to get that box of goodies! How exciting! I am also excited to let you know I have 5 upcoming Scrapbook Trends publications as well as a LO coming up in Memory Makers. Yippee!

A few weeks ago I told you about us raising butterflies. Well they finally hatched and this past weekend was release day, just in time for Earth Day! Of course they quickly took to the Weeping Cherry Tree.

And the Pansy's I had just planted.

I dug into my MPCo. goodies and made a few new LO's. I love the MPCo. grow a flower challenge going on. Be sure to check out the blog post here for details.

Here is the flower I decided to grow:

And another one with my boys and their cousin.

I hope you got a chance to print out the freebie them! Here is one I used on this LO:

I just love the DT kit this month at I AM A Scrapaholic. Here is a LO I made with it. I love scrapping with Spring, Summer and water pictures so I am geared up to take lots of new pictures.

Last but not least check out Lisa's blog. She is offering up a great RAK...very fun. That about sums it up...thanks for stopping by and Happy Earth Day!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Marks Paper Company "Grow a Flower" blog contest and a layout...

Check out Marks Paper Company first blog contest, here are the details!

Our first blog challenge comes to you from Patty Schaffer, our super talented design team member & coordinator.

Grow a flower blog challenge

Spring is Patty's favorite time of the year. She loves the warm days after a long, cold winter. She loves opening the windows and letting the nice breeze blow through the house. But most of all, Patty loves the flowers. So many pretty colors and smells – they make her happy! With that said, you can probably guess why she has chosen ‘Grow a Flower’ as the first challenge for the Marks Paper Company blog!

The Challenge: Using 75% of Marks Paper Company’s products, create a flower(s) on a scrapbook page, altered item, home d├ęcor item, mini album, you name it. How creative can you be? Put on those garden gloves and get growing!

The winner will receive a set of each of the Marks Paper Company paper collections (August and Old Fashioned Courtship), Digital Kits for both lines and a sponsored prize by Short Cuts - SheetLoad of Cards,

Sheetload logo

which includes five (5) each of Clear and Frosted Card Blanks (10 pcs), five (5) each of Clear and Frosted Full Sheets (10 pcs), two (2) each of Gift Card Holder Folders in white, ivory, kraft and black (8 pcs). Total retail value for this prize package is $30.00. In addition, your winning project will be featured on the Marks Paper Company Blog and in our monthly newsletter!

When your project is complete, post a comment on the Marks Paper Company blog post that includes a link to your blog or on-line gallery so we can view your project. Deadline for submissions is midnight (EST) April 29, 2009. Winners will be announced on April 30, 2009 on our blog.

Check out our website and for more information. Please e-mail any questions to

Please visit Patty's blog to see a step-by-step tutorial on how she created the flower shown above.

Good luck and we’re looking forward to seeing your work!

There is also a digital freebie available on our website. Get it now until April 21st.

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What a great opportunity that sure to give it a go!

Life has my time for scrapping down to a minimum so I don't really have much to post. I did do this layout a few weeks ago so I will share it with you in the hopes that next week I will finally get time to play. Check out the journaling spots from Creative Chaos, you just gotta love them.

Here are a few details:

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Big stuff happening at Marks Paper Company and a layout!

This month there will be alot going on at Marks Paper Company. Today the new Digital/Hybrid Design Team was announced.
Congrats to these very talented ladies:

Maggie LaMarre
Michele Ciola
Patricia Komara
Cathy Pascual
Deanna Kroll
Cindy Gilchrist
Pamela Young

Marks Paper Company is excited to celebrate the addition of our new
Digital/Hybrid Design Team throughout the month of April! We’re inviting
you to celebrate with us!

From April 1st through the 7th MPCo will offer a Free Digital
Template Giveaway and 25% Off All Digital Kits! All month long there will be freebies, discounts and challenges so keep an eye on the blog for all the details.

Fellow MPCo DTer Jennifer Davis is teaching a class at Paper Studio. 100% of the proceeds made from this class will be donated to support the aid of Parkinson's Research, so be sure to check it out. It really is a great cause and the cards are beautiful. Just check them out...

Charity Hassel is the guest designer this month so be sure to check out the gallery for her beautiful projects.

I have been asked to join the design team at Dixie Pieces. I am totally excited...and their kits are just totally yummy. Check out the April kit...

I leave you with a new LO I did of my son Jack, I know I am his mom and all but that kid is so full of personality...and totally cute too!

A few details...

Thanks so much for stopping by!