Monday, May 30, 2011

OK, One MORE Pink Ninjas Project

I'm still working with the Pink Ninjas Addicts May kit and still loving it.  [And I'm not finished yet . . . still have one, maybe two, projects up my sleeve.]  Today, I have a masculine layout created with some not-so-masculine papers and embellihsments.  LOVE when I can do that.

His Silly Side

First off, I just have to say how excited I am to have captured my husband's personality in these pictures.  He doesn't really like to have his picture taken, so I usually get a quick smile and that's it.  But on this day at the park, he was willing to play a little.  Too cute!

Also, I wanted to mention that this layout is based on Sketch #155 at Creative Scrappers.  If you are a sketch fan, then you definitely don't want to miss the weekly sketch challenges at this site.  Not to mention, there are some great prizes given away each month. 

So, do you see what I mean about a masculine layout with not-so-masculine supplies?  But when I looked at these sweet photos of my hubby, I saw the grey baseball hat and the green shirt coordinating wonderfully with the papers from Crate Ppaer and Glitz.  LOVE how it came together!

Thanks for popping over today!  I'm spending my Memorial Day with my two boys and my scrapbook table.  Hope yours is just as wonderful!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Another Pink Ninjas Project

Just popping in for a quick share of another project that I made with the May Pink Ninjas Kit, Scarlet Begonias.  (You can see and purchase the kit HERE.)  Here's my little gift set.

For You Card and Gift Set

All the supplies here (except the paper mache box) came in the kit.  The black and white pleated ribbon were the inspiration behind this project.  I love how it looks around the side of the box top.  Pretty!  The kit also includes several cobochons and a couple of Maya Road silk flowers.  The perfect touch for the center of the box top.

Well, that's all for today.  Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Happy Camper Release

Soooo excited to share Imaginisce's newest release with you:  Happy Camper!  Such fabulous colors.  And the critters are too cute.  Whether you are wanting to scrap outdoor photos or not, you will LOVE this new line.  All week at the Imaginisce blog, we'll be sharing lots of cards, layouts, and projects with you.  Here's my first layout.

Tree Hugger

There are so many different patterns available in this line.  LOVE that!  I wanted to use several of them without making my layout too busy, so I cut small strips.

I really love  how well the Imaginisce papers coordinate with my Cricut cartridges.  For this layout, I used the Create A Critter, Hoot 'n' Holler, and Plantin Schoolbook cartridges.  And, as promised at the Imaginisce blog, I thought I'd share the cuts with you.

Owl from Create A Critter:  @ 2" in kraft; Layer 1 @ 2" in light blue; Layer 2 @ 2" in turquoise; Layer 3 @ 2" in gold. 

Tree Branch from Hoot 'n' Holler:  in kraft @ 3"; Layer in green patterned paper @ 3".

Plantin Schoolbook:  Letters t, r, e, e at 2.25" in dark blue with kraft shadows.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be back tomorrow with another layout and a project using Happy Camper.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cricut Credit WINNER!

Good morning friends!  Thanks for all of your sweet comments these past few days.  Glad to hear that you like the NEW Official Cricut Blog.  Ready to find out who won the $150 credit?  Drum roll please . . .

Yayyy, Kelly!  Please email me at millibo1009 at yahoo dot com.  Be sure to include your email address so that the fab folks at ProvoCraft can load your credit into your account.

And for all of you who didn't win, please keep checking back at the Official Cricut blog (and here) for more inspiring projects and fantastic giveaways!

Oh, and I'll be back tomorrow with a new release (and giveaway) from Imaginisce!

See you soon.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Click It With Cricut and WIN!!!

Wanna see a cute project and have the chance to win one of EIGHT three-month Cricut Circle trial memberships?  Well, keep reading.

Today I have a fun Imaginisce project that was posted over at the blog today for our regular Click It With Cricut feature. 

Thanks Card

This layered flower was cut with the Cricut Mother's Day Bouquet cartridge. Here are the supplies and cuts that you'll need.

Supplies: Princess Posies paper, Mirror Mirror paper, Cherry Lemonade paper, Just Peachy paper, 4.5" x 4.5" white card base, small white tag, yellow mini alphas, yellow button, yellow twine, foam adhesive dots, and chalk.

Cuts: 2 - 2" < leaf 7 >; 3" < flower 3 > ; 2.5" < flower 5 > ; 2.25" < flower 1 > ; 2" < flowr 25 > ; 2" < flower 2 >.

Okay, ready to learn how you can win a 3 Month Cricut Circle Trial Membership?  Well, you'd better get your running shoes on because we are going to make you work a little for your prize today seeing as we are being soooo generous!

1. Become a follower here at my blog and leave me a comment.
2. Pop over to Heather's blog HERE and tell her how much you loved her project, don't forget to become a  follower.
3. Finally, go to the Imaginisce blog HERE and leave a message telling us what collection we will be releasing next week... hint, you might need a bag of marshmallows.

Winners will be announced at the end of the week!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The OFFICIAL Cricut Blog and a HUGE Giveaway!!!

Provo Craft is proud to announce the launch of the Official Cricut Blog sponsored by the Cricut Circle! This all new blog will go live Wednesday, May 18, 2011 and we want you to be a part of the celebration!

The Official Cricut Blog sponsored by the Cricut Circle will feature the following:
  • Inspirational projects using your favorite Cricut machines. The Imagine, Expression, Cricut Cake, Cuttlebug, Yudu and more.
  • Hello Thursday Cartridge announcements.
  • Educational videos and tutorials directly from Provo Craft.
  • Occasional sneak peaks into the exclusive Cricut Circle Community.
  • Access to the latest deals.
  • And much, much more!
And to help spread the word about the Official Cricut Blog, we are having some amazing giveaways!  Want to win?  Well, of course, right?

ProvoCraft is giving away $150 in credit right here on my blog.  Woo hooo!!!   All you  have to do is become a follower of my blog and the Official Cricut Blog to be eligible to win.  Then leave me a comment by Sunday 12:00 am CST to let me know that you are following along and I will choose a random winner and post it here on Monday, June 23!!!

There will be giveaways all week at the Official Cricut Blog, so be sure to check in regularly.  Oh, and you can also grab the ‘blinkie’ below and post it on your webpage, blog, facebook wall, etc. with a link to

Cricut: The Official Blog

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pink Ninjas Guest

This month I'm guest designing at such a fun kit company, Pink Ninjas Addicts!  Ninja Masters Ally and Nely put together some rocking kits with unique embellishments.  I got to work with this month's Scarlet Begonias, full of Crate Paper and Sassafras and Glitz papers and a slew of fabulous embellies.  Here's my first project.

At Three

My layout is based on a Creative Scrappers Sketch #152 that I designed.  There were so many wonderful patterned papers to choose from in this kit.  Everything from soft and feminine to bold and funky.  I thought these papers complemented my photo well.

Eeek!  These new KI Puffies butterflies are precious!  LOVE them.  I even used the fun graph patterned packaging for my circles.


The finishing touch for my layout was my title box.  In this kit you get a full sheet of Hambly transparent frames.  Gorgeous!  For my @, I used a black Sharpie to color the yellow vinyl Thickers that came in the kit.  Easy.  Doesn't it look good with the wooden bingo marker? 

You can see more inspiration using the Pink Ninja Addicts May kit at their blog right HERE. Hope you'll stop by!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

TSR Sketch Challenge

Hello friends! I've missed you. Blogger has been acting up and I haven't been able to post or comment. Not fun! So happy to be back. I have a fun share today. The May Sketch Challenge at The ScrapRoom has been posted. It's a good one! My take on the sketch was created with the Glizt papers from the May Flavors of the Month kit and some pics of my kiddos hunting eggs.

A Day of Egg Hunting

To participate in this month's sketch challenge, link up your layout to THIS post at The ScrapRoom blog by May 30th. One lucky lady will win a $5 gift certificate to The ScrapRoom store. Can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I LOVE Imaginisce's NEW Roly Rosies

Hi friends! I have a share today using Imaginisce's new Roly Rosies. They will be available soon, and I am thinking you might just want to have them. To show off a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns, I created this heart frame.

Ahhh, aren't those paper flowers lovely? If you'd like to see more projects created with these beauties, pop on over HERE to the Imaginisce blog. Be sure to comment on all of this week's posts for your chance to win some new flowers for yourself.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Scrapping Your Boys Rule #526

This month's kit at The ScrapRoom includes some Girls' Paperie Jubilee papers and embellishments. The colors were just perfect for scrapping the last of my Easter pics from 2010. And according to Scrapping Your Boys Rule #526, you can use pastels and florals when scrapping Easter pictures. Phew! Lucky for me, hun?

Easter Treat Baskets

You can see more of this month's kit (and the rest of the DTs amazing projects) HERE at The ScrapRoom. And be sure to pop over to the blog because we're having a month-long PAR-tay in celebration of National Scrapbooking Day. Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 2, 2011

The ScrapRoom's May Blog Hop

Good Monday morning friends! Yesterday was May 1st, reveal day at The ScrapRoom. In celebration of our May kit, we are having another BLOG HOP so the design team can show off their favorite layout created with this month's kits. Here's mine.

A Cute Mess

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup Strawberry Soup and Soup Staples; Mini Alphabet Stickers: Jillibean Soup; Corrugated Alphas: Jillibean Soup; Chipboard Alphas: American Crafts; Die Cut: Jillibean Soup; Ribbon: May Arts; Twine: Divine Twine; Mist: Glimmer Mist; Bling: Kaiser.

You know the way this works, right? Here is a list of the places you will be visiting...

Lan Amphone
Melanie Call
Sarah Eclavea
Jenny Moore
Aphra Bolyer
Kim Arledge
Frances Sylvia
TSR Facebook Page
The hop begins at Lan's blog, but all of the blogs are linked in case you get lost along the way. Just follow along the blog path, and keep hopping until you reach your last destination which is The ScrapRoom Facebook Fan Page!! Make sure you become a follower and leave a comment at each blog telling our wonderful designers what you liked about their project! When you reach The ScrapRoom Facebook Fan Page, leave a comment letting us know that you finished the hop.

One blog hop participant who follows the rules, will be chosen at random to win a $5 gift certificate to The ScrapRoom Store! Whoot! Whoot! Check out the blog Wednesday, April 6th for our winner!

Thanks for joining us and have a great day!