I'm Sooo Excited!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas with your family & friends. I ate waaayyy too much. Here's a fun Christmas day photo of my Diva sister Nicole (aka Cokie), my Beautiful Mom, and me (in white)! 

I'm getting ready for the New Year now. I'm already celebrating because my first ever print publication is out on the shelves. 

The February issue of Scrapbooks Etc. is here and my "Valentine Mini Treat Bags" are in this issue. 

Since this is my very first design in print I just had to share today. Thanks for indulging me and my geeky excitement. :) I'll be back in a couple of days with some brand new projects! Enjoy your week!

Wooden Box Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

I'm popping in to wish all of my bloggy friends a Happy & BLESSED Christmas! Here's my latest altered creation.

I got this wooden box & the red leaf in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby months ago. The red pointsettia is actually a hair clip. I took the clip off and added a pop up Glue Dot to the back. I dressed it up in Christmas decor for gift giving.

There is so much hustle & bustle going on right now, but I am comforted in knowing that Jesus was born on this most precious day. Giving love and spending time with family are what is most important. I hope we always remember that.

"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given...And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." - Isaiah 9:6-7 NIV

Enjoy your Christmas Everyone!

Wooden box, leaf, flower clip, doily (Hobby Lobby); Patterned Paper, stickers, die-cut embellishments (Creative Memories - Noel)

Nik's "Me" Journal

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I hope you all are having a fabulous week before Christmas. The last couple of days have been a whirlwind. I did get to see "Mission Impossible". It was an AWESOME thrill ride. Tom Cruise packed this flick with loads of action. It's a must see for sure!

I needed a last minute gift and decided to dress up this American Crafts - Amy Tangerine kraft mini book.

This project was so quick and easy. The mini book comes pre-loaded with paper. I added a few stickers, a filter flower doily, a Prima bloom, fabric Thickers, and baker's twine.

I left plenty of room for Nik {aka Nicole} to add her own journaling and memorabilia.

It's time for me to head back to the kitchen. I'm baking cupcakes and cookies. The kitchen smells sooo good right now. Have a happy week!

Kraft mini book (American Crafts - A.T.); Patterned Paper (American Crafts - A.T. - Get Around); Accent & Phrase Stickers (American Crafts - A.T. - Good Times); Fabric Thickers (American Crafts - A.T. - Hello); Filter Flower Doily (Fancy Pants); Flower (Prima); Baker's Twine (Divine Twine)

Gifts for Movie Lovers

Friday, December 16, 2011

We are BIG movie lovers in my house!

We see all the latest and greatest flicks with our "Movie Bunch" friends. We watch the SAG awards, the Golden Globes, and the Academy Awards. We are fanatics!!!

I've made these "Movie Buckets" before and decided to make a whole bunch more to give as Christmas gifts this year.

The inside is filled with popcorn, Twizzlers, a Hershey's bar, and an AMC movie theater gift card. The wooden box and all of the paper goodies are from Hobby Lobby. It's a quick and easy gift idea too!

Have a happy weekend! We are off to see "Mission Impossible - Ghost Protocal" tonight. Love me some Tom Cruise!!!

A Charming Frame

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Have you ever created something and just
didn't like the end result?

Well...that's what happened to me when I made a frame for LESSology Challenge #8 - Frame of Life. I made a different frame than the one you see here today. After staring at the original one for hours, I decided that I really didn't like it very much. {LOL}

Here's my frame design re-do!
{I like this one much better!}

My flowers had missing pearls, so I recycled some and added them to the middle of each bloom. The ribbon that I used was ripped in the middle. I used some extra thread that I had lying around to patch it up for this frame.

The frame is from Ikea. The beautiful birdcage paper & brad are from My Mind's Eye - Blush "Beautiful Girl" collection.

Be sure to stop by the LESSology blog to enter this fun contest. You have until December 25th to link up your entries. We have a fabulous prize pack from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Guest Designing - The Paper Boutique

Monday, December 12, 2011

I'm so honored to Guest Design today at The Paper Boutique!

Linda Kaiser has a fabulous blog that is full of beautiful projects and fabulous video tutorials. You have go to stop by to see her amazing talent.

I've dressed up some Christmas packages for ya today using non-traditional colors. I love vibrant colors for the holidays!

I used yummy My Mind's Eye paper to dress up the box. I added a large chipboard alpha from my stash to add some flair to the box. The glitter ric rac is from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

The more fun you can add to a package the better! I also added a Martha Stewart Crafts metal key & circle die-cut.

And look at these glassine bags that I dressed up.
I call them "Peppermint Bags".

Whip out your fave punch & add fun shapes to the front of your bag. Once you add ribbon & a cute button - you are ready to spread some Christmas cheer!

Be sure to stop by The Paper Boutique to say hello!

P.S. - A new LESSology challenge started today! I'll debut my project on Wednesday so be sure to stop back by. :)

Hybrid Design Day - "Robots" & A Winner

Friday, December 9, 2011

Happy Friday everyone! What's up for the weekend? We've been having yucky & cold weather here in Texas. I'm so glad it will warm up a bit by tomorrow. I've got a fun project to get the weekend started.

It's time for Hybrid Design Day!

Here's my latest project made with the adorable Jen Martakis digital kits. These digital elements are from the "Robots" collection.

This cute little robot with the bow in her hair just makes me smile. The paper on my card is also from the same digital kit. It's just full of cuteness!

Don't be intimidated by digital elements if you are a traditional scrapper. Just order your fave Jen Martakis digital kit, select your images, print them out, and create some goodness! It's easy and so much fun!

Be sure to check out Jen Martakis' digital kits at Two Peas in a Bucket.

And I want to announce the winner of my Birthday Giveaway!
I put all the entries in a bowl and pulled out the winning name. Congrats to Martha Galvez.

Happy Birthday!!! I love everything about Two peas, so much to choose from it is a never ending toy store for me...

Please contact me and I will email your Two Peas Gift Certificate to you.

Enjoy your weekend!

A Little Lunch Bag

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Happy Wednesday ya'll. It's a good day for me! My camera finally arrived back from Nikon yesterday. {Yay me!}

I've got a fun project to share with you! I made some fun goodie bags for the students that I mentor. Can't wait to give these to them. This one is made with the adorable Nikki Sivils "School is Cool" kit. {and school is really cool here in my classroom} :)

I added a fun little twist to my bag. Check out the mini pencils. I added stickers from the kit to the front of them. And I love the blue gingham ribbon that I added to the handles. 

Here's a close up shot of the front. Love the ruler and the cute little lunch box. 

Here are more "School is Cool" projects that I've done recently. Love this kit! :)

P.S. - for my Birthday giveaway click {Here}

It's a Special Day Giveaway!

Monday, December 5, 2011

{photo credit: The Tomkat Studio}

Yay for today! It's my Birthday!

{I am 25 years old again this year! I just never age do I? ... LOL}

To celebrate the occasion I wanted to give away some goodies on my blog. Last year I gave away a Target gift card. {Love that store!} This year I am giving away a $25 Gift Certificate to my other fave place to shop!

With a Two Peas Gift Certificate you can choose your own favorite goodies. I'm really loving these new products that are now available at Two Peas:

Paper goodies {My Mind's Eye}
{My Mind's Eye}

 Adorable Jen Martakis kits

For chipboard fanatics like me {October Afternoon}!

Beautiful blooms from Basic Grey!
To be eligible to win you must follow these guidelines:

1. Comment below & tell me what your fave product is at Two Peas!

2. Be a follower of my blog.

3. For 7 extra entries feel free to post this giveaway on your blog post, blog sidebar, on Facebook, or Twitter. (please leave a link in the comment section).

I will pick a winner on Friday, December 9th.

Good luck and thank you for helping me CELEBRATE my Birthday!