Wednesday, March 31, 2010

In My Neighborhood

We had hoola-hooping, a limbo contest, a sweet walk, musical chairs, an egg hunt, hamburgers, a balloon man, friendly neighbors, and wonderful memories. All because a group of ladies in my neighborhood decided to organize a Spring Fest. It was fantastic!

Just so you know, that balloon fish survived just long enough for me to snap a picture. When it popped, I heard the pain it caused the balloon man who had just blown it up.

Thanks for letting me share!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Gettin' My Sneak On

Just thought I'd pop in this busy Monday morning to show you a few sneak peeks of my Paper Poppy April layouts. I am in love with all of the bright, happy colors in this kit. YUM!

You can see the full April kit and more sneak peeks HERE. Be back soon with the full layouts!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Howdy Neighbor

Hope you are enjoying some beautiful spring weather. We sure are. Mild, sunny, breezy. LOVE it! And since it is the first day of Spring Break, I am hoping to get to enjoy plenty of it.

Here's a little project I made to wrap the door prizes for my neighborhood's Spring Fest.

The bag is a plain brown lunch sack that I trimmed down about 3" with my pinking sheers. The die cuts are from my Making Memories Slice Spring cartridge. Each one is cut at 4" from a piece of Martha Stewart paper. Then I dug into my stash of buttons and brads to finish them off. Quick and easy and CA-UTE!

Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back soon with some layouts from my Paper Poppy April kit!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Paper Poppy April Kit Pics and Pre-Order Details

FINALLY, I get to share the April kit with you. I've been oohing and aahing over all this scrappy goodness for a week or so now, and I just KNOW you're going to love it.

April Main: Spring Melody, $36.50

There are 10 patterned papers in this kit, 5 from Pink Paislee Bayberry Cottage and 5 from Basic Grey Green at Heart. Beautiful spring colors--pink, green, blue, yellow, plum, orange. Just perfect for scrapping your spring events--including Easter, St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, Spring Portraits--and those everyday photos. And, yes, it works for boys, too!

The kit also includes LOTS of embellishments: a full package of Basic Grey Nook and Pantry chip alphas, Scenic Route chipboard flowers, and Basic Grey sticker pops; a Maya Road chipboard keychain; 3 Pink Paislee journal spots; 1 Pink Paislee Artisan Elements sticker; 1 vintage music card; 2 sheets of vintage music paper; 2 Basic Grey clips; 6 Maya Road stick pins; 12-15 Basic Grey buttons; 1 Prima stamp; 1 Pink Paislee pleated ribbon; 4 pipe cleaners; 6 Pink Paislee brads; 15" of May Arts black/white wide gross grain ribbon.

April Project Kit: Chipboard Banner, $12.50

I am SOOOO excited to offer you this amazing add-on. Not only is the price fabulous, but just look at the contents. You get one package of Melody Ross chipboard banners, 10 in a package; one package of Melody Ross stacked chipboard flowers, 6 in a package; and a pack of Scenic Route Clover chipboard alphas. Just perfect for making a spring banner!

April Add-On: Scenic Route Clover Chipboard Alphas, $2.00

I LOVE Scenic Route chipboard alphas, and this Spring green color coordinates beautifully with this AND next month's kit. These are almost impossible to find, so I thought I'd put plenty of these in the store. It's like getting two sets of alphas for the price of one because you can use the square piece as well as the letter itself. And at $2.00, they're a steal!

OK, so now that you're dying to get your hands on this kit, you can pre-order it by e-mailing me at telling me what you would like to order. I will send you an invoice that you complete through PayPal. Be sure to let me know if you have a voucher in the store, so I can apply your discount. And remember that you only pay shipping ONCE no matter how many add-ons you buy!

Preorders will ship on Wednesday, March 31st, which means all you sweet ladies in Canada won't have to wait longer than everyone else to get your kit and get in on the fun! And we have LOTS of great stuff lined up for April.

For one thing, our AMAZING April guest designer . . . Juliana Michaels! Eeek....prepare to be inspired!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

More Live LOUD Cards and Tombow Swap

This week Imaginisce and Tombow are having a blog swap, posting projects created with each other's products. The Imaginisce Design Team got a fabulous variety of Tombow products, adhesives and ink pens.

I haven't played with the pens yet . . . I have a date with them tonight! ;) But here are two cards that I made using the Tombow adhesives and Imaginisce's Live LOUD collection.

So, what is so special about Tombow adhesives? Well, their Adhesive Dots tape runner is just perfect for attaching ribbon. It glides on easily and doesn't grab the ribbon while rolling. As you can see, I really liked how well it worked . . . there's a LOT of ribbon here.

Another goodie is their Aqua Liquid Glue. It has a pen tip and a broad tip applicator. I used the broad tip applicator to attach white cardstock to plain chipboard for die cutting my stars. The applicator is perfect for spreading out the glue without any mess and it takes such a small amount to cover your surface. And it dried quickly without any bumps or ridges. Perfect!

Be sure to head over to both blogs and Facebook pages to see more projects AND for chances to win some of these fabulous products!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More Sneaks of Spring Melody!

This is just a small peek at what's inside Paper Poppy Kit Co.'s April kit, Spring Melody. YUMMY! Pre-orders will begin HERE on March 25th. Don't miss out!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

A Symphony of Scrappy Goodness


Available for pre-order at The Paper Poppy Kit Co. HERE on March 25th. More sneaks and details soon!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Live LOUD CD Holder

I've been waiting for a chance to use my Bind-It-All that my husband got me for Christmas. The right project has just not come along. Well, at least not one that would make me dig out the directions and figure out how to use the contraption. I am sooooo not an instruction manual kind of gal. But the other night while creating a layout with Imaginisce's new Live LOUD collection, it hit me. A CD Holder. Yep, I was inspired enough to use the machine. And oh my gosh . . . I LOVE IT!!!

That's all I've got today. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Livin' LOUD

Imaginisce's new Live LOUD line is rockin' my scrappy world. I just love all the boy colors and music theme. With a house full of Guitar Hero lovin' boys, I am set to scrap for a while. Here's two projects that I whipped up this weekend.

Wii Rock: My oldest sings and my youngest bangs on the drum (even though he's not really playing) and I wear ear plugs and smile. Tee hee! I'm loving that all the papers are two sided, so there are plenty of busy and neutral of patterns for building the page. And the retro vibe of these papers is a lot of fun, too. For my alphas, I peeled the top off some old Lil Davis chunky chipboard and then covered them with vintage music paper. Tombow sent us some fabulous Liquid Glue that made altering my alphas a snap.

Rock Ur BDay: I created this rockin' card for my son's friend's birthday. I die cut the stars using my Sizzix and some of the packaging. Easy, but cute!

Well, that's all I have to share for today. Some quick reminders before I go: (1) Paper Poppy March kits are just about sold out. Don't miss out. Get yours HERE. (2) Paper Poppy Altered Alphas challenge ends on March 17th. See HERE for details and to enter.

See ya soon!

Friday, March 5, 2010

The Full Monty

Well, apparently, you scrappy people did not want to see just a little peek. You wanted to see the full monty. Tst. . .tst. . .naughty scrappy people. LOL!

4 of a Kind: Glimmer misted Kraft cardstock--one of my new favorites. Love the repetition of the number four . . . on the card, on the butterflies, with the chipboard ducks. I used a variety of paper handmade paper flowers on this one. I'll be discussing those in detail at the Paper Poppy blog later in the month.

Always and Forever: It's rare that I have a photo of my husband and me to scrap. My nine-year-old snapped this one. Good job, hun? Teach 'em young my friends. I love, love, love the Jenni Bowlin banner stickers that came in the kit. They make a fun little title. My favorite little touch on this one is the Jenni Bowlin tiny circle alphas on the green buttons. They say A and J, our initials. Awww....sweet.

Yard Boys: I love how well the Cosmo Cricket paper blends with the Jenni Bowlin paper. Happy colors! I painted the Cosmo Cricket chipboard alphas to match the yellow in the paper. Never enough yellow.

Ok, now on to my favorite projects. The cards. Yeah, I know, not usually a card person, but I went gaga over the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety chipboard that came in the Add-on. Too stinkin' CA-ute! And those corny titles? Well, I have no excuse. They just make me laugh.

Well, now that I've bared it all. . . oh, wait, not quite . . . Frances and Liz have some AMAZING projects posted in the Design Team Gallery over at Paper Poppy. Please go take a peek HERE.

We'll be sharing lots of tips and techniques over at the Paper Poppy Kit Co blog for the rest of the month. There will even be challenges and contests and prizes. Stop by. We'd love to see you.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Three Sneaks for YOU

The Paper Poppy Gallery won't go live until Friday, but I'm just DYING to share. So, here's a few sneaks until then.

Can you tell that I LOVED designing with this kit? So many fun colors, patterns, and textures!

If you like what you're seeing, you need to head over to the store HERE and grab your kit before they're all gone!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Imaginisce's March Sketch

Hi there Scrappers! The March sketch was posted over at Imaginisce today. The fabulously talented Erin Bassett created this clean sketch with three square photos, perfectly placed embellishment clusters, and plenty of white space. LOVE it.

Scooting Along: For my layout, I scrapped some photos of my toddler scooting around on his new tricycle. He loves to peddle up and down the driveway. He's a joy to watch.

Good thing the sketch didn't require much patterned paper because I've just about used up all my Scooter's Vacation. It has been sooooo easy to use with all the boy photos I take. To create my background paper, I used the scooter stamp and some dark brown Staz-on ink and then colored in all the little hearts with a red Zig marker. I really like this neutral background.

Thanks for popping in. Be sure to head over to Imaginisce and see the sketch. And maybe you can even play along. There's always a great prize to be had at Imaginisce.

I'd also like to thank my friend Julie Bonner for this sweet blog award.

I'd like to pass it along to six of my NEW bloggy friends who've been adding sunshine to my blog lately! Thanks ladies.

1. Kayla, aka Mustangkayla
2. Lilly R
3. Jennifer S
4. Erin M
5. Teri T
6. Kat P

Be back soon with my Paper Poppy March layouts. There are still a FEW kits available for purchase in the store HERE. Happy Scrappin'!