It is up!
My newest project for Little Yellow Bicycle.
Using their beautiful denim and wild-life inspired Saturday's Collection, I again created a mini album...go with what you know, right? :)
When I got my package and started sorting through the goodies, I knew immediately that I would turn this set of 6x6 textured Decorative Cardstock

into the base pages for the album!
When you have beautiful embellishments to go along with the patterned papers, it makes putting an album together so quick and easy.  I have detailed instructions up at the LYB Blog.

If you love burlap, twine, felt, wood and denim, then you will be over-the-moon-crazy for this collection!
I thank the Little Yellow Bicycle team for once again giving me the opportunity to do something FUN with their always wonderful products!
Back tomorrow with Totally Terrific Thursday at I Heart Ippity
and on Monday a few of us from the Imaginisce DT will be featured at 
Becky Fleck's March Page Maps!

Happy Wednesday to all!

Sasparilla Anyone?

I finally got to break out my February 
This kit was filled with the cute and rugged Sasparilla patterned papers and embellishments from October Afternoon...I almost didn't want to cut into it...you know how it is!
I made this adorable mini album

I actually am trying out Ebay again...Etsy sales are a little slow, so I thought I'd see if I could ramp up some biz auction style :)  Don't you just love it?!?
Speaking of The Nook...have you seen the March kit?
It is
Includes patterned papers, twine, rubons, wooden butterfly and buttons/pin assortment from Miss Caroline: Dolled Up by My Mind's Eye!  Also, some Petaloo flowers and Thickers...this kit says SPRING!
The Nook is offering some wonderful NEW SUB deals, so stop by as soon as you can before they run out!

I believe my Little Yellow Bicycle "Saturdays" project will be up today...I'll be back to let you know once I find out for sure :)

Have a happy Tuesday!
**My blog is acting wonky (I think they blocked it for 'spam' and it hasn't worked right since) and only a couple of posts are showing up on the HOME page...just click "older posts" to see older posts**

Miss Arts Papercrafting Has Rules...

...The Rules of Three's
will be available on March 1st!
This is a great set of instructional videos that will help new scrapbookers identify the visual triangle, how to design with a grid and proper color proportion.
 If you know someone who would benefit from this class, please send them over!  Also, lots of more advanced and other basic classes available as well :)
Happy Creating!

Monday Give-A-Way & Blog Hop

Welcome to the Monday Blog Hop, Give-A-Way & Inspiration with EAD Designs!
You should be here from Rose's Blog

And don't forget to start with the EAD blog first (click photo above for link) and leave a comment at each stop so that  you'll be in the running for this week's prize :)

With St. Patrick's Day just around the corner, I decided to do a fun wall plaque that I could hang in my scrap room.  Of course, my daughter fell in love with it...she's always called herself  'a little bit leprechaun' :)

I used the IRISH SWEETS Stickerz from EAD, along with patterned papers and tin-type alpha letters from October Afternoon, ribbon from May Arts and the sweet scalloped chipboard from Maya Road.  Oh and of course, another one of my crafting staples...flat back pearl accents :)  
I love it!  looks so happy in my scrap nook.

Thanks for stopping by...now hop on over to lovely Lauren Bergold's blog
See you soon!

You Are Fabulous!

And this card says so!
Time again for my Totally Terrific Thursday project with
I used one of the new Itty Bitty stamp sets:
Fabulous Girl

For the card (and I seem to do this a lot) I stamped the dress image onto two different patterned papers (this is one reason why I love paper pads!) and then carefully cut them out, choosing to only cut out one dress from one of the papers.

As a challenge that's currently going on at Paper Issues, I used a bit of paper tape to create a cool border.  I also applied a few itty bitty rhinestones with the Imaginisce I Rock tool!  Love that litle sucker :)
Lots to do today:  I need to finish up and photograph my project for the "Saturdays" Cycling Team with Little Yellow Bicycle...my project will go up this coming Monday.  The Saturdays Collection is gorgeous and looks so great with compliments like burlap, twine and wooden buttons!  Here's just a bit of it:
 Clear Cut Shapes (24 pieces)
Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!

Jingle Belles Rock

Jingle Belles, Jingle Belles, Jingle Belles Rock all year long!
I love Christmas and I love the concept of the Jingle Belles Rock blog.  It's a place where they create Christmas and Holiday cards year 'round!

EAD Designs is sponsoring the STUCK ON YOU Challenge
that begins today and runs through the 27th.
With this challenge you will want to create a card using stickers or rubons...that's it!
Just link your finished project up and you'll be in the running for a $25 Gift Card, courtesy of EAD :)

Here is the card that I made

using the cute Christmas Owl from the Holiday Owl Stickerz Sheet along with some scrap papers from October Afternoon, buttons and rhinestones.  This card is actually 2-in-1 as the owl motif can be removed and used as an ornament or package tag! 

Holiday Owls
Whoooo doesn't love some owls?  Especially owls as cute as these!  EAD has the cutest designs ever put on vinyl.
See you all in a bit!
Have a happy weekend

The Rule of Three's

It's just about that time...time for my class to begin at
Miss Art's Papercrafting School!

Three, triad, triplet, trio, third, and trilogy are just a few of the words we use to describe a group of three. Triangular design can be found in nature, in art, and in the signs and advertisements we see every day. In scrapbooking, this design principle may not be quite as obvious, yet the impact of a well placed trio should not be overlooked. In “The Rule of 3’s” Shellye McDaniel brings the triangle to the page and demonstrates how to use this design principle along with grids, odd numbers, and a smidge of science to make your pages more visually appealing. Miss Art’s Papercrafting School begins making odd numbers balance perfectly on 3/1/12.

That's right!  I'll be showing how to easily incorporate and achieve the visual triangle in a layout, how to use and construct your own grid for a layout, how to distribute color and embellishments in an odd manner and finally, we'll put all of these concepts together in a final layout :)
I hope that you'll come by and check it out.  This is a great class for beginning scrapbookers or those who would like to take their pages to a different level.
Email me if you have any questions regarding the class :)

One Product, Two Ways

This week at Imaginisce: 1 Product, 2 Ways:
Rolie Rosies
As the title implies, we were asked to take the Rolie Rosie product and use it in two different ways, so I decided on a card and gift tag.

For the card, I used the Rolie Rosies Brights (Yellow), a large and small scalloped circle, a 2" circle (cut in half) and a small punched heart (mine is 1.5")
 Layer as shown.  I also used the little banner print from the BIRTHDAY BASH papers by Imaginisce.
For the eyes, glue two brads into the center of each Rolie Rosie and attach.
Here's the final project:

I love him!  In the early 90's, crows were the 'big' thing and I had a kitchen full of them :)  So nice to bring it back in form of a card.


For this tag I used the Rolie Rosies Neutrals, a couple of scalloped tags (Stampin Up) that I layered together, paper leaves, rubon and pretty ribbon.  Imaginisce has a large variety of Rolie Rosies and the Hybrid Petal Roller that makes rolling these babies a breeze!  After rolling the flower, I unwound it and then rolled the 'petals' just a little and then rewound it. The I-Bond glue gun is perfect for adhering your flower together and for adding gems, buttons or pearls to the center.

Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday Give-A-Way & Blog Hop

Hello, Monday and Happy President's Day!
Time again for the 
Monday Giveaway and Blog Hop
You should be here from Rose's Blog...if not, be sure to start there...and don't forget to stop by EAD and checkout what's up for grabs this week :)

I've had a plain mirror hanging above my fireplace mantel for awhile...I know that designers will tell you not to place a mirror over a fireplace because all you see in the reflection is the ceiling!  But, what's a girl to do when it's the only thing that you have that fits the space?
So I was eccstatic when I found this sweet vinyl...perfect for my mirror don't you think?
Instant artwork and very affordable too!
Your next stop in this hop is Lauren's Blog.

And remember, Stickerz and Rubons always ship free from EAD
Enjoy hopping and I'll see you all next Monday!

Belated Valentine & A Rainbow

Happy Friday! 
Whew, I'm finally getting to blog a couple of things that I had intended to share yesterday...house cleaning got in the way; can you believe that?

For Totally Teriffic Thursday, I used one of the new Itty Bitty stamps, Friendship Rainbow.

You can order the entire bundle for $24
Here is the clean and simple card that I made

I stamped the image four times onto three different patterned papers (Lime Twist by My Mind's Eye) and lastly onto the cloud paper. I use Staz-On ink for the majority of my stamping (black...the images are always so crisp). I then carefully handcut each strip of the rainbow from the patterned papers and glued onto the cloud paper, using its stamped image as a pattern. After cutting the hearts from the paper, I added a foam dot before adhering. For a little extra dimension, I stitched around the clouds and also added a popped up cloud, button, ribbon tab and baker's twine.
That's it!  You couldn't ask for a quicker card :)

Yay!  My very first post at Vintage Street went live today!
I made a sweet vintage inspired gift bag that I appropriately named, Blue Valentine

I created this Valentine treat bag using a standard white gift bag and embellishing with the sweet black/cream dot from the back of the “Meghan Kay” paper (Family Fun). I handcut the lady in blue from the Dimestore Vogue paper sheet and attached her to the front of a red heart-shaped doily using foam dots. On the inset of the doily, I cut a small heart from the Dimestore Vogue paper sheet and adhered. I also added a running stitch of black/white baker’s twine inside the perimeter of the heart and tied it into a bow. Four shiny blue hearts were punched from the Fancy Foil Sheet, machine stitched down the center and then added to the bag front. To finish off, I added a strip of the blue gingham paper, topped with a large black ric-rac and vintage red buttons to the bottom of the design. A small red heart was added to the dress for a pop of color. I printed out the words “I would be blue without you, Valentine, so please be mine” onto cardstock, trimmed to size and then attached. That’s it! My hubby loves Ghiradelli chocolates, so I tucked in a couple of packages of candies and added a little tissue paper before gifting. 

I'm working the weekend (booo, yes I said it and I normally love going to work...but it'll be rainy and I had just rather be home scrappin'!) So I'll see you all on Monday with the EAD Blog Hop.
Until then...cheerio!

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