Friday, May 31, 2013

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

WOW - it is June already - oh my... the year is half gone.  where oh where did it go??  But the good news is that my flowers look beautiful and this month's stamp set will be a perfect complement to all of my flower pics!

Over 60 CTMH consultants are participating in the blog this month and they will inspire you to new levels of creativity.  If you have been 'hoppin' with us, then you have arrive from Tamytha's blog and checked out her awesome color-blocked card featuring " A Flowering Bunch"

My garden has been blooming and my husband bought 4 packages of seeds at the Dollar Store and they are growing but not blooming... hmmm

So what is my game plan? - buy plants when they are bigger and with blooms already on them!  SO here you will see my flowers as a backdrop for my flower gift card.  No money for dear old dad - just seeds. :)
 I used the Buzz and Bumble paper pack - very appropriate for this month's stamp set.

Buzz and Bumble paper
Chocolate grosgrain ribbon 

Now it is off to Lori's blog where I am sure that you will be inspired by her creativity.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Lately I have been having a hard time dividing my "retired" life between my two hobbies - scrappin' and sewing!  I am so lucky in that I have dedicated rooms for each hobby - one for my stamps and my paper crafts and the other for my sewing!  (As soon as I clean up each room, I will post pictures!)

I found this really cute blog - check out her 1966 picture of herself! ( Click on the picture below)

Bee in My Bonnet

I decided to post this on my scrappin' blog so I could let you know that I have started a sewing blog - Sweet Aline Designs here!  You can keep up with me on all of my other 'hobby' projects I am working on.  I love to challenge myself and now I am working on some samples for the "DesignWorks DIVAS"! class  - so stay tuned for that post!

If you are a "SS" - sewer/scrapper, please post a comment and let me know I am NOT the only one in the US!  Check out my blog to see what else I have been working on!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Another "Scrapbusters" project using the Dream Pop collection!

I have been trying to use up all of my scraps and to show the ladies that it is possible to use up almost the entire paper pack!

Here is a Reflections layout - Main Frame - Tied Tigether.   This is one of the "free" layouts you will receive at my Dream Pop Workshop on May 31st!

I used the entire sheet from the two sheets I had leftover. The washi tape, sentiment and borders are already printed on the paper.   I cut off the Zip strip and angled it and cut out the the B & T paper found on the back side of two sheets.  The stamp set is C 1496 Enjoy!  Super fast and easy!

As always - ENJOY!!

Friday, May 10, 2013

A Party!! your pajamas!

Woohoo!!! - as for me, I will be wearing my M & M nightshirt and eating a BIG bowl of popcorn!

Are you ready for some ideas and inspiration?!  It will take place on May 30th at 7:00 p.m. mountain time which is 9:00 p.m. Tampa time!!  It is a FREE online event with Stacy Julian of Big Picture Scrapbooking! ( did I tell you she used to be a Close to My Heart consultant?!!!)

Here is a picture of the project that you will be able to make if you have all of the supplies.....

So it is now time to head over to your scrapbook area and check out your supplies to  see if you have what you need for this event?

Get your own blank kraft tube today (click here to shop with me!) and gather the rest of the supply list now so you can join the party prepared to make your own!
  • My Acrylix® Frame Flair (D1546)
  • My Acrylix® Happy Thoughts (C1536)
  • 2" x 3 1/2" My Acrylix® block (Y1009)
  • 4" x 5" My Acrylix® block (Y1012)
  • My Acrylix® spritz cleaner (1778)
  • My Acrylix® stamp scrubber (Z1782)
  • Cricut® Art Philosophy collection (Z1790)
  • Whisper Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2172)
  • Lagoon Exclusive Inks® pad (Z2195)
  • micro-tip scissors (Z534)
  • corner rounder (Z578)
  • paper trimmer
  • My Creations® kraft container (Z1833) 
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" Crème Brulee cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5754)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" Lagoon cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5762)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, 1385)
  • one sheet of 12" x 12" Whisper cardstock (comes with 24 sheets, X5929)
  • one sheet Pink B&T Duos® paper from Chantilly paper packet (comes with 6 sheets, X7163B)
  • two yards Grey Wool baker's twine from neutral assortment (comes with ten yards, Z1701)
  • three butterflies from Color-Ready Trinkets wooden shapes (comes with 57 shapes, Z1844)
  • three grey Sparkles from Sparkles black & grey assortment (comes with 108, Z1754)
  • 3-D foam tape

Visit the Big Picture Classes site to register (remember, it's free!), and get a little more information about the event and the projects. .

Don't forget you can shop on my website and have it sent to your home!  Visit my website here to purchase the items you will need to make the project.

If you have any questions, just ask!  **I have all of the paper needed in bulk, if you would like to purchase the sheets individually.  Just let me know!

See you then!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May "Me and You" workshop

It has been beautiful the last few days here in Tampa!  Our rainy afternoons are starting to return and the grass is green again!

Who are "me and you" ?......  Well it could be my husband and I, just like in these photos....

Or it could be pictures of my 'dad and me'..., my 'mom and me',... my sons and me....  my 'Harley and me'.....

Whoever is your me and YOU, the photos will be perfect in this layout!  This month you will select the color that you want your accents to be...
I used Ruby as this was the theme for this layout for our Valentine cruise in February!  As you can see we are using the For Always paper pack and the accents colors included in the kit!

Check out the flowers that are on the layout - all stamped and crunched - they are a  fabulous addition to any layout!

You can add the hearts and flowers to your layout in one of the 4 colors listed!  Only a few days left to signup for this workshop!  Please RSVP by May 8th!

When:  May 10th from 6-9:00 p.m.
Where:  My home - email me for the address
Cost: $10 for the 2 page layout and card
What to bring:  I will provide all of the supplies but if you have some favorite tools then please feel free to bring them along with you!

Light refreshments will be served!

Enjoy the rain and scrap indoors!

Friday, May 3, 2013

National Scrapbooking Month Special

What a dream this paper pack is!  I fell in love with it as soon as I saw the colors!  

The bright colors of tangerine, raspberry and strawberry are a perfect match for your summer photos!  Here is a color chart with matching inks designed by Fancy Melissa.......

If you order a DREAM POP paper pack from me this month, I will be hosting a FREE workshop for you!  I am working on the layouts now but I have a 3 of the cards completed.  We will be using the SOTM set Pinwheel.  Don't you just love it??

Here is Card #1-
You will receive a small "goodie bag" filled with the embellishments you will need to complete the projects.  This card includes the Washi tape, bakers twine and wooden shapes.  ooops!  forgot the bling!

 Here is Card #2- 
Here is Card #3 -


WHEN:  May 31st  from 6-9:00 p.m.
WHERE:  my home - email me for my address
COST:  FREE - when you purchase a DREAM POP paper pack from me in May!
WHAT TO BRING:  You will need to bring a cutter ( yikes - I have to cut my own paper!), your favorite adhesive, and scissors.  I will have a 'goodie bag' of the embellishments you will need to complete the layouts.

Here is a video from Close to My Heart giving you a 'sneak peek' at one of the workshop layouts!

Want more ideas?  Click here!  But DO come back often to my website this month as I will be adding more artwork using this FAB-u-lous paper pack!