Haul Video For You

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sorry for being MIA everybody.  This week is finals week and I'm on my way to being finished with this quarter (and then there's only one more, yay!).  Since I've deprived you so much this week, I have a haul video for you. (I may have another later today)  I will have some posts by the end of the week for you.  Hope all is going well.  Enjoy the video!

Big Bite Giveaway!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Over at Time For Scrappin, they are giving away a brand new pink Crop-a-dile Big Bite. 
It is so pretty!  You have until this Friday to join in.  Don't miss out!

Busy weekend . . . busy week!

Monday, February 15, 2010
Hey Everyone -

I spent the last three days touring the gorgeous Seneca Lake wine trail.  Drinking wine and eating chocolate, it was a great Valentine's weekend.  As soon as I can, I will post some pictures.  I am back home now with my wallet quite a bit lighter (I bought quite a few bottles) and me a little heavier (today is the time for no excuses).  Because of how busy I was, I have nothing to post for you today.  It is also the last week of the quarter, so I will try to post as much as possible, but most likely there will not be many.  I guess school is a little more important than crafting (just at the moment).  I'll talk to all of you soon!

Valentine Tag Book

Sunday, February 14, 2010
I was over at Studio Calico and saw this adorable tutorial for the Valentine's tag mini album.  I decided instead of making a card for my boyfriend, I would make a cute little tag mini.  It went together incredibly quickly and I really like how it turned out.  I also have my first Cuttlebug cut/emboss in this project.  Enjoy!
Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures.

February 10th Haul Video

Saturday, February 13, 2010
Since I am off on my Chocolate and Wine tour this weekend, I thought I would share a haul video. I really enjoy watching everyone else's so I thought it was time to share. When I get back I will share lots of pictures. Enjoy!

You Are My Sunshine Scrapzville Mini Album Video

Friday, February 12, 2010
What a long title!  As promised here is the video of the mini album.  Don't forget there are a few days left of FREE shipping on the kits.  Don't Miss Out! Hope you Enjoy the video!

"Please Don't Take My Sunshine Away"

Thursday, February 11, 2010
The last layout is the last line of the song, "Please Don't Take My Sunshine Away."
This is the last page of the mini album.  I wanted to keep it very simple and leave a lot of space for a picture.  I had a lot of fun using a song as my inspiration.  The creative juices flow very quickly when there is an outline to follow.  Using a kit also cut down on a lot of my time.  I didn't have to scrounge through all of my stuff to try to find things that went together and matched everything.  It was so much fun to try some new techniques and see them come out so well.  I hope you enjoyed seeing my mini album.  Tomorrow I will post the video of the mini album.

Don't forget, there are only a few more days of FREE shipping for the January Kit.  Don't miss out!

"How Much I Love You"

Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Don't Miss Out!   January Kit of the Month has FREE shipping this week!  I am also offering $5 shipping for international customers.

Today's layout is "How Much I Love You."
I made a pocket page to put all the fun postcards from Pink Paislee in.  Each one I added a little embellishment too.  I really liked the little girl on the notebook paper with the quote "a little love goes a long way."  I thought it worked perfectly with the theme of this layout.

"You'll Never Know Dear"

Tuesday, February 9, 2010
The January Kit still has FREE shipping and there are a few kits left.  Don't miss out!  $5 shipping to international addresses!

"You'll Never Know Dear" is today's layout.  I had a lot of fun making this page.  The Pink Paislee Cupid collection is so pretty.  The January Kit has one double sided page from the collection as well as some die cuts and the postcard sheet.
On a lot of these pages I didn't want to put too many photo mats on because I just thought the paper was so pretty.
I apologize for the flare in this picture.  I also need to apologize because I can't remember who I learned this technique from.  I painted the chipboard tage with gold ink and then embossed about 5 layers of the clear ultra thick embossing powder.  When there was a pool of melted plastic, I inked my stamp with Versamark and put it in the melted powder.  Let cool for about 30 seconds to a minute and you have an interesting deep etching that looks like stamped metal.

"When Skies Are Gray"

Monday, February 8, 2010
Today the line is "When Skies Are Gray."  This mini album is the first project I have done where I had a variety of embossing powders at my disposal.  I used white embossing powder to cover the 7gypsies Naked Tags.
The right page is a pocket page with tags.  I used Distress Stickles to outline the Pink Paislee postcard.

Don't forget the January Kit, which I used for the mini, has FREE shipping this week.  I am also offering $5 shipping internationally.  Don't miss out!

Some house keeping, Tanya you will have until Wednesday, February 10th to geet me your information or I will have to draw another name.  Hope to hear from you.  You can email me here.

"You Make Me Happy"

Sunday, February 7, 2010
And the next line is . . . "You make me happy."  I really like the way this page turned out.
The little smiley face is made out of one of the cupcake wrappers and the face is a Peachy Keen stamp.  (Yay I finally bought them) And I embossed it in black.  I used the little glittery puffy heart.  Making the silver swirl is really cool.  There are rub-ons in the kit that after adhering it to the page the front is sticky.  Then you rub a thin silve foil (also included in the kit) and the foil sticks to it.  I like how simple but pretty the page ended up.

This week the January kit is $25 with FREE shipping.  Don't miss out!

"My Only Sunshine"

Saturday, February 6, 2010
This winner of the free kit is . . .

Please email me your information and I will ship it out as soon as possible.

You guessed it, the song that inspired me was "You Are My Sunshine."  I thought the paper worked perfectly with this song.  Each page of the album is a line from the song.  Today is "my only sunshine"
This page has a pocket with two tags.  The "xoxo" is embossed.  The scalloped square is included in the kit.
Everything used in this mini is included in the January Kit.  I still have a few for sale.  The kit is $25 and this week ther is FREE shipping!  Don't miss out!

Sneek Peek of Scrapzville Mini Swap and Last Chance for Blog Candy

Friday, February 5, 2010
I get to be the first transatlantic member of the Scrapzville Mini Swap this month.  This month the challenge is to use a love song to inspire your mini.  I bet you can't guess what my song is.  My partner is Ann for Ireland and I hope she likes it!  I got on a roll tonight and just worked my way through it.  I used my January kit of the month.  I did add a couple of chipboard pages that are not in the kit in order to have enough pages for the swap.  I still have a couple of kits left.  There's a link in the top right hand side or here.  Also there is a few more hours to enter to win a free kit.  Here is a sneek at the cover of the mini album.  This week I will show a page a day and there will be a video at the end of the week.  Enjoy and I love to hear your comments.

Thank You to My New Followers

Monday, February 1, 2010
Hey everyone!

I normally don't have anything to post on Mondays since I have rehearsal Monday nights.  I just wanted to say a big Thank You to my old and new followers.  I am really enjoying sharing all of my creations with you as well as getting your input on everything.  There are a lot of fun things to look forward to.  In the near future there will be more "yummy" blog candy, my new projects, video and written tutorials, and anything else I can think of.  I hope you enjoy reading my blog and thanks again for visiting!