Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter.. and some Layouts!

Happy Easter Everyone.
Today we are just lounging around. We are going out to dinner. Unfortunately I don't have a family
that  cares to do anything on Holidays... So it's just Me Ralph and the kids today. Instead of spending it cooking and cleaning.. alone I'd much rather go out to dinner.. so we will!
Here are a few layouts I wanted to share that I did this week.
I made this one using some new Elle's Studio products I got and some I won from being Featured on their blog. Yay me!! I just love these tags. I also used some of my Teresa Collins papers, dies and embellishments, Glits Designs alphas and washi, Freckled Fawn wood chips, Basic Grey epoxy stickers, Amy Tangerine papers!

This Layout I made using American Crafts, Elle's Studio, Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes, Freckled Fawn, too!
I love this photo! I have it in 8 1/2 x 11 too!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Saturated Canary - Pastel Challenge

Well hello all!
HEre's my card for the Saturated Canary Challenge this week. Our theme is Pastels. I love the way this card came out. It's been so long since I've colored an image without adding all of the dark shading with the greys, so this was a nice change. This image is just adorable, Krista Smith is one oober talented gal! I used my Sunday Morning Digi Papers.
Well, today I'm getting ready to take my son to the High School for a pre-orientation.
OMG!! HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!
Ok.. I'm gonna go cry! Do you think he will hate me if I take my camera?
Have a terrific Easter Everyone. I'm not sure if I have a post this weekend scheduled.. need to check my DT calendar... ok ta ta for now!

Ink - Copics
Accessories - misc brads, clothes pin

Crafty Ribbons Blog Hop!

Hi there friends out in blogging land.
Today I'm joining Crafty Ribbons for a blog hop! I'm using one of the Sneak Peeks from the new Release at Lili of the Valley. This adorable stamp is called Big Hugs. It will soon be available for you to get your hands on.. :)
Here's a little info on Crafty Ribbons.
Crafty Ribbons is a ribbon emporium, we are passionate about ribbons and want to share our fantastic ribbons with others. Our range of Christmas ribbons is second to none.
Remember when we only used ribbons to add a bow to our hair, or tie up a birthday parcel? Ribbons are now a "must-have" for all types of craft. Whether your project requires satin, sheer, silk, grosgrain, gingham or polka dot ribbon we have them all! Lots and lots of different colours in a range of widths.
Need a little bit of ribbon inspiration - then have a look at our projects on our blog,or visit our Inspiration blog,or maybe join in with us at our Challenge blog. Go on, have a look... It's worth it !
Tony & Ali

Here's your hoppers list, just in case you loose your way.
Here's some yummy goodies you can win from my blog.
Thank you Crafty Ribbons for Sponsoring.
Oh, and my special word is 'Valley'.
Enjoy the hop!

Jam Pot Ribbons - Strawberry

Papers - My Minds Eye
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - Quilled hearts, SU ribbon, white gel pen

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fancy Pants Designs - a little Swagger?

Hi everyone!
Here's a layout I have done for my Fancy Pants Designs, design team.
I have used this oober adorable collection called, Swagger. I love ALL of these papers, the browns and oranges and the blue and the cute  little mustaches! ADORABLE!!
Using this collection is makes it so easy to create layouts. I made 4 layouts in one day with my
Fancy Pants Design Kits. It was a blast!! :) I made this layout about my son, This was almost 2 years ago when he turned 13. He'll be 15 and a freshman this fall!? Oh my goodness.. where does time go?!
I'm still on cloud nine about this design team position.
The amazing Fancy Pants Designs DT members are still being introduced on the
Fancy Pants Design Team Blog. You should pop on over and read a little about them and
see their fabulous 'About Me' layouts.

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Magnolia-licious Challenge - Spring is in the Air

There's a new challenge at Magnolia-licious today.
Our theme is Spring is in the Air. I wanted to really showcase Tilda outside in the Spring Air. So I colored her outside in her garden watering on a beautiful Spring day! I love those white puffy clouds.
Notice I have used a touch of Flowersoft. I have a ton of this stuff and always forget to use it. I looks great paired with this adorable Tilda Watering Stamp from the new Easter Collection.
Well, I hope you will join us for our Challenge at Magnolia-licious.
I'll be back tomorrow with a layout for Fancy Pants Designs. :)

Papers - Basic Grey
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - My Minds Eye stickers.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Few Layouts.

I just wanted to share some layouts I did this week. I'm on a roll!!
I've made 8 layouts and 6 cards in the last week since my kids have been off for Spring break.
Next week it's back to my busy routine.
Hopefully being ahead will give me motive to stay ahead..
...I'm having a blast with all my crafty things!
 This first page is of my oldest daughter.. about 2 years ago. :( Now she doesn't have bangs and she looks so much older without them.
This layout I made for the Gossamer Blue Scrap lift challenge.
I'm also going to enter it in the Gossamer Blue and Glitz Design Challenge.
I used Glitz Designs, Chic Tags and Elle's Studio products.

This next layout I made of my brother's girlfriend and I. She is so sweet and we get aong great. My kids adore her too. :) I think she's a keeper! ♥
I used some new My Minds Eye paper I got at the LSS a few weeks ago. I'm just loving orange lately! I popped on over to the MME blog and found a sketch challenge they are having. So I'm entering this in there.

This is another layout I made for the Gossamer Blue and Glitz Design Challenge.
It's of me and my other half.. at the Improv last month. :)
That's it for now. I'll be back Monday with a new challenge at Wild Orchid Crafts.

Friday, March 22, 2013

LOTV - Sneak Peek!

Don't you just loe this new image. I colored her with my copics and I went for a soft elegant look. So I didn't shade and add too many shadows. I love the way it turned out.
Keep an eye out on the Lili of the Valley Inspiration blog and other designer blogs to see more sneak peeks!
Paper - American Crafts
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - misc ribbon,

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Magnolia-licious Easter Blog Hop!

Easter Blog Hop!!!
Today there's an Easter Blog Hop going on at the Magnolia-licious Blog. All of the designers have really outdone themselves. If you haven't come from Ruby's Blog please start at the
 Magnolia-licious Blog so you can stay on the right track!
 I decided to make a box drawer with an EASTER BINGO game! I made this for my kiddos and yes we have played and finished the big old bag of Easter m&ms. I made this drawer using my Scor-Pal. The tutorial can be found at Splitcoast Stampers.
I used this new Tilda with chick from the new Easter Collection.
Unfortunately this cutie is currently out of stock. :(
Now it's time to hop on over to Jane's Blog.
Enjoy the hop!

Ink - Memento and Copics

Monday, March 18, 2013

Magnolia-licious Mini Monday!

Hi there everyone.
Today is Mini Monday over at Magnolia-licious. I have used this ADORABLE Farewell Tilda. She is one of my favorite from the Bon Voyage Collection. I love the way this card came out. It's a little different then what I'm used to doing.. but I got these American Crafts Die Cuts at Target and I just had to put this Tilda in the jar!! Super Cute! Please jump on over for som more Mini Inspiration on the Magnolia-licious Blog!
Well, I hope you have a wonderful week. My kiddos are off for Spring Break. The weather is going to be amazing so hopefully I will be spending some time outside with my little monkeys. I plan on having a few pajama/craft days, too! :)


Paper - American Crafts
Ink - Memento and Copics
Accessories - American Crafts die cuts