Friday, December 31, 2010

Below Zero

Check out this gorgeous frosty fun January kit from tidbitz in time. Its full of frosted flowers, sparkly sprays, pretty blue tulle, corrugated alphas and bling! .... and its even prettier in person

I really enjoyed this kit because it pushed me to tr out a few techniques I had never tried before. The Pink Paislee anthology papers are ink resist so you can experiment with different ways to add color to your designs. They can also be customized to fit the photos you are hoping to scrap. I used glimmer mists and alcohol inks to add color to my designs.

Im only going to show you a few of my designs because 2 of them are put back for the new  Tidbitz "bird is the word" challenge blog coming next month!

And finally a card. I used the MerMae image from Some Odd Girl, plus at least 2 different kinds of bling as per the current card challenge.  Bling used: Glimmer mist, stickles, frosted prima flower, prima pearls & crystals, prima glistening vines

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

An end and a challenge

This week is my last reveal at Cookin Up Creations. I had such fun designing for them but it was time for me to move on. Its such a positive and inspiring community. I'll definitely be hanging around to chat now that my term is up. Each month the community is sponsored by the latest and greatest in the scrapbooking world. My december box was filled with clear acrylic stamps from Mark's Finest Papers, pretty tags from the etsy store Ormolu and part of the Kris Kringle line from SEI.

Since I was a little Christmas'd out I decided to use the Christmas papers to create a lovey dovey layout. I misted the swirly background paper with both green and pink glimmer mist then layered on the ormolu tags and some random fun embellishments

I also created 2 Christmasy cards with the same supplies

To add texture to this card I painted some punchinella red and layered it over the SEI papers. I also punched out a little heart and added it to the middle tree
and this one uses the cracked background and sentiment stamps from Marks Finest Papers. I also included a digi image from Some Odd Girl that I colored with markers, colored pencil (for skin) and stickles

I also made the last card with at least 2 different types of bling to qualify for the Some Odd Girl challenge blog. Bling used: sequins, sparkly present sticker, Green stickles, and Christmas Red stickles

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sneak Peek

Im a tad bit late posting this here but I wanted to share my peekies for the January kit from Tidbitz in Time. Trust me when I say you will not want to miss out on this kit!

Kit will go LIVE in December 30th! Also check out the new Tidbitz challenge blog Bird is the word!! They will be giving you a NEW word challenge twice a month with rockin prizes. I just finished up my words for January.... very inspiring! I cant wait to see what Wendy's rockin BitW design team does

Monday, December 13, 2010

Iron on some fun

For this weeks altered item at Cookin Up Creations  I decided to use the super cute SEI "My own monster" iron on kit and make a few tee shirts for Aubrey. I received the Sassy Susie Monster kit. Not only was it super easy to use but they are fantastic quality. I purchased a package of 2T/3T shirts so they would be a little large on her and she could wear them as jammies. I got 5 plan white tees for $5.45. I plan to bling up the other 2.

Here is the tee shirt I made with the main iron on

Here she is wearing it. It was hard to get a decent picture because she was running everywhere. This is the only pic of 50 where the shirt is clearly visible and of course she is sneezing. (she has a lil cold) Ill try for a decent picture tomorrow when i have light.

Most pics look like this:

I also used the bits and pieces of leftover faces to make a few more shirts

She loves her shirt! She keeps patting her monster. The other 2 I put away for Christmas presents

I love these iron ons from SEI! I cant wait to get more. Now to find a store they are carried

Friday, December 10, 2010

Holiday prep and girly scraps

Yay its friday!! Hopefully that means I will get a little scrappy time in tonight. I really need it! This week has been a whirlwind of christmas parties, shopping, cleaning and decorating. My tree still isnt up because quite frankly Im skeeeeeerd! Aubrey is so curious and adventurous. She can rip apart a room in less than 15 minutes and quite frequently does. She likes to explore EVERYTHING. I know the tree will be part of that. Dh wants to buy some sort of a fence to put around the it (or a baby corral of some sort like on rugrats) I think he should just tether the thing to the wall. Hopefully something will work.

Its almost candy making time too! A few years ago I started the tradition of making candy to give as gifts for Christmas. Its a lot of work but everyone loves it. Last year Aubrey slept sweetly in her swing on the kitchen floor while I made TONS of different things. I may have to simplify this year or maybe have my MIL come spend the night to watch Aubs (if I can handle that... lol)

 I got some girly scrapping time in last week. I got my hands on some of the NEW Imaginisce Enchanted line thanks to a very generous scrappy friend. As soon as I saw them I knew they were perfect for this picture of Aubrey in her lil fairy princess costume. I just love that lil princess stamp. I also added some glitz bling and a prima rose

I gave the lil princess a wand to make her a fairy princess. I just used a flower stamp and cut it out and placed it in her hand. I love those snag em stamps. So cute and so cheap!!

I also made a card with my leftovers. I stamped 2 princesses and placed them together like they were holding hands. I added some Frances Meyer alpha stickers, some random lace and a polka dot prima sprite flower

I just love getting girly with my scrapping :) Im so lucky I had a baby girl so I can play with all the pretty pretty accents.

Monday, December 06, 2010

A big RAK from CTM and layouts

In honor of the holidays, Devon at Catch the Moments kits is doing a BIG RAK! The winner will get a HUGE lot of Dear Lizzy Christmas supplies, perfect to scrap those holiday pictures you are going to take! Prize will include those amazing rose brads, thickers, and much, much more!

Check out this post to enter....

They are also sponsoring Scrap that Baby this month. Pop on over and do prompt 18 or 19 for a chance to win the Joyful kit from CTM

I was able to get my hot little hands on some lovliness from CTM this past weekend. Here are 2 of the layouts I created.

 Products from catch the moments: Dear Lizzy papers: Exquisite Elizabeth, Fashionable Peony, Sir Charlie, AC Just Write tickets, Jenni Bowlin chipboard butterflies, pink pom pom trim, pink glitter thickers, Basic Grey Jovial Buttons, Dear Lizzy duchess ribbons

 Products from catch the moments used: Basic Grey Jovial papers: Flannel Pajamas, Nice, Scarf, JOvial Buttons, Red Velvet Ribbon, Jenni Bowlin Chipboard butterflies

Friday, December 03, 2010

Christmasy freebie printables

Im always on the lookout for cool things I can print and use on my layouts, cards and crafty projects. I have found these totally free printables various places around the web. I didnt create any of these files. I just bookmarked them from ALL over the place! Most are PDF files or google files.

These items are copyright to the creator of  the file. They are FREE for use on your personal projects only and should not be used for re-sale. 

Check them out! Print and have fun!
**Completely gorgeous vintage Christmas tickets
**Holiday Reindeer tags
**Cute gift tags
**Sweet treat Christmas tags
**Pretty Pastel taggies
**Scrapbook & Cards today
**Spool Advent calendar
**Vintage Christmas Reindeer 
** holly girls

 I'll be linking some more soon! Be sure to follow my blog so you dont miss out on the awesome linkage! Happy Friday!