Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Making a bracelet with GCD Chipart Tool!

You have to love a good challenge! This month Heidi really sent me beyond my comfort level and asked the design team to create a piece of jewelry with our GCD Studios goodies. I am definitely a layout girl but I totally embraced this challenge. I decided to dig into the Ava collection. I also wanted to have an arty feel to this so I did lots with the Chip Art Tool. I don't normally wear much jewelry with the exception of my diamond earrings that my husband gave me as an anniversary gift. If I feel the need to "dress up" a few chunky bracelet are my favorite go to accessory...so I decided to make a chunky bracelet!

Using the Chip Art Tool I embossed 5 fun peices of Chipboard. I then painted it with 3 (teal, green, and white) colors of paint. I covered the other side of the chipboard with the Mod Shimmer paper. I applied a liquid adhesive to both sides as a protector and to add a fun glossy feel to it. A few spots of Platinum Stickles finished off the chipboard.

I added some beads and ribbon in between the chipboard and strung them all on some stretchy jewelry string. I had so much fun making this and really love how it turned out. Here is a necklace that I made to go with it.

Be sure to check out all the GCD Studios Design Team blogs this month. Everyone made some fabulous jewelry designs that will be sure to inspire you to step out side your "box"!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Lovin' Blueberry Hill!

I love the fun, vibrant colors in the Blueberry Hill collection by Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker . This line was also perfect for these photos I wanted to scrap.

Each year my in-laws take the boys for a "Breakfast Picnic" at the park. The boys help cook, play on the playground and dive in to a delish breakfast! This year we make it a big family affair! My brother and his daughters came as well as my hubby and my nephew.

Nicks favorite part of the day...beside the eating is helping cook. It also happen to be one of my niece's Adrienne's birthday so we added a little birthday cake and celebration to our breakfast meal.

A few details...

I also decided to start some of my homemade Christmas gift early...I can now cross one off my list. I made this for my father in law...perfect little way to display some new pictures of the boys on his desk.

I wanted an easy template so that I can just update the pictures for him periodically. I made the cube a with kraft cardstock and can easily remove the pictures and put new ones with little work or hassle.

This photo cube is by Traditions Studio. I love that this sits on a base and you can just spin it around to see another picture...so cute!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Sunday, September 12, 2010

Pebbles LO and a RAK!

All this month the new DT at Pebbles will be revealed. I am thrilled to be staying on for a second term!!!! Here is a new LO I did sharing a little bit about myself...

A few details...

Lynn asked us a few questions about ourselves, here is what I had to say.

Describe yourself in 3 words … friend, wife, soccer mom

My guilty pleasure is … vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and whipped cream. No cherry though - I can't stand them!

You’ll never find me without
… chapstick - I am hopelessly addicted to it.

Growing up I … hardly knew how to ride a bike. We always had horses so if I was going to ride anything it was a horse. Now my youngest son has the same love for horse back riding I did as a child.

You might be surprised to know that I … have run 2 marathons. I would love to do one more someday. I am hoping my last will be the first one my son ever runs!

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … Maine. I love New England and spent lots of summers there as a child.

My least favorite chore is … ugh, where do I start - dusting, no, bathrooms, no, laundry, no, all of them. Weird thing is I am a clean freak so I do it despite hating it.

If I had one wish it would be
… that every time I ate a bowl of pasta it did not go straight to my hips.

Now for the fun part! Checkout the Pebbles blog for a chance to win a fun RAK!

Good Luck!

Monday, September 6, 2010

GCD Studios Necklace Blog Hop!

Everyone loves a BLOG HOP and I am so glad you stopped by to participate in GCD Studios Necklace Blog Hop! In case you didn't know GCD Studios makes these fabulous necklaces. They look amazing when used with the Chip Art Tool.

I had so much fun making this...

And this matching bracelet...

Leave a comment on each girls blog and you will be entered into a drawing for some fun goodies! Now hop on over to Kay Rogers blog for the next link!

I will also being doing a RAK of my own so good luck in both drawings!

Thanks so much for stopping by! GOOD LUCK and Happy Labor Day!