Thursday, December 19, 2013

Gift Idea ~ Pamper Set in a Jar

Hello!  Today I want to share another fun gift idea!  This gift idea I used last year for my children teachers and this year I created them for my friends. 

Fist you need a jar.  This year I used a wide mouth pint jar and last year I used a large quart jar.  I then took some American Crafts Ribbon and placed in the bottom of the jar.  One thing about using ribbon it can be reused by the one receiving the gift.

I then filled the jar with a mini lotion, nail polish, lip balm, and mini hand sanitizer.  You could add cute Christmas socks, finger nail file, candy, ect.

I then covered the tops of the jar with patterned paper from American Crafts Christmas line. Added some embellishments and a tag.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gift Week ~ Snow Globe

For this gift you need to go over to Fancy Pants Designs Blog.  BTW there might be a giveaway going on over there ;) But here is a sneak for you:

Stop back tomorrow for another idea.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gift Week ~ Stained Glass Jars for Kids

Today we are continuing our gift week!  And today I'm sharing a fun gift for your kids to make and give to family.  I'm actually helping my son's class make these for their family at his Christmas party at school.

First you wash and clean off the sticky glue from the baby jar.  Then I cut little squares out of tissue paper. You will need Glossy Mod Podge for a clear coat under and on top.


I placed the Mod Podge all over the jar.


Then I placed tissue paper all over.  You can over lap because you will be applying another coat of Mod Podge.


Here is a picture of the second coat of Mod Podge going on. It will dry clear.


After the jar is dry I tied a ribbon around the top and place a battery tea light inside. 


Thanks for joining me for another gift idea and be sure to stop back tomorrow for another idea.

Monday, December 16, 2013

American Crafts Neighbor Gift

Good Morning! This week I want to share gift ideas with you! Today I want to share a fun Neighbor gift I created with the American Crafts line Autumn Crisp.  You can also see this posted on the AC blog last week.

For this gift I used a wooden crate and filled it with paper filler then added my jars.  I decorated the tops of the jars and also the front of the crate.  We can in the summer and love to share what God has blessed us with.  Here you see peaches, raspberry jelly, green beans, and spaghetti sauce.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to stop by tomorrow for another gift idea.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Citrus Twsit Christmas Wish Blog Hop

Merry Christmas from our Family to yours! My wish for this Christmas is for our family to focus on the things around us and to focus on others not themselves.  I would love to hear what your wish is for this coming year. 

Here is the list to hop through.  Have fun and remember there is a super nice prize at the end.


Make sure to hop to each one and head back to the Citrus Twist Main blog for a chance to win the BIG Christmas Daily kit!!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Elle's Studio Decmeber Kit Reveal

Today is the day Elle's Studio reveals her December Kit.  This kit is a must have with all the cute Christmas tags and I also love the end of the year tags.  This kit is perfect for so many projects!

Here is the December Kit:


Here is the a look at the Digital Files:


And here is my layout using both the December Kit and December Digital Files.  I love this time of year, since it gets darker earlier we have more "movie" nights at our house where we snuggle up and watch a movie together. 

Elle's Studio Dec

Here are some close ups of the digital stars I cut out on my cameo. I think these stars are my all time favorite digital cut!  Also the wooden stars are from the Exclusive Wood Veneers that you can buy in the store.

ES Dec 3

This close up shows two of the tags you will get in your December Kit. Love them together!

ES Dec 1

And one of my favorites is this one that say "So very Blessed".

ES Dec 2

Thanks so much for stopping by and make sure to get your kit today for only $9.99 (It goes up to $11.99 after today). 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Citrus Twist Kits December Reveal ~ Giveaway

** UPDATE: Winner of the $5 Gift Certificate is: **
is there anything better than cubby baby legs? well maybe baby feet….and hands….and that smell. ah! there's nothing better than baby! oh, nice pages ;) really like the flag on the first one
Email me for directions to claim your prize!  Congrats!

This month I got to play with the December Main Kit and Embelli Add-on. My favorite color is green so this kit made my day!!  Here are my layouts.  These are some of my favorite layouts ever ;)

This layout is using the Main Kit Only.  I just love my son's chubby legs and love seeing him grab his toes.

Dec. Main Only

This layout is using one of my favorite pictures.  I just love how this picture turned out.  You all know how hard it is to photograph little ones well five little ones is almost impossible lol!

Dec. #2

And this last layout is my handsome son who is growing before my eyes.

Dec. #3
Thanks for stopping by! As a little thank you for stopping by I'm giving away a $5 Gift Certificate to Citrus Twist. Just leave a comment below by Monday at noon.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving ~ BPS Giveaway!!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I could spend all day listing what I am thankful for but I won't bore you lol.  I will say a few I'm thankful for my hubby, my kids, scrapbooking, and also each of you who read my blog!!  So what are you thankful for??

I'm here today to giveaway a spot in the brand new class from Big Picture Scrapbooking called December Duos.  I'm so excited to get to be apart of this amazing class and hope you'll join me!

Document Your Holiday in a Delightfully Fun and New Way

12/12/2013 $24.00

About the Class

The "December Duos" concept is easy, stress-free, and inspiring. Every day for the twelve days leading up to Christmas Day, two of our twelve instructors will share a scrapbook layout, video message, and a page prompt in the form of a duo ("warm & cold," "give & receive," "near & far"). That's a total of two-dozen inspiring ideas!

You can follow the instructor's lead or march in your own direction as you snap your photos for the day. Then, after printing our fabulously free journaling cards and title cards, you'll either slip the cards and your photos into a Project Life mini album from American Crafts or use them on a traditional (or digital) scrapbook page.

12 Days of Christmas: December Duos makes it easy to capture all of your most important holiday moments—in a festive new format—while keeping up with all the parties, presents, and pageants that make the holiday season magical.

Learn more and register here

Here is how you can enter:
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

American Crafts November Gallery

I wanted to share my American Crafts November gallery layouts. I created both of these layouts using the new American Crafts line "Autumn Crisp".  It is cold and snowing here so I love seeing these gorgeous fall colors on a day like this.



Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to check back here for a Thanksgiving day giveaway!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Big Picture Decemeber Duos

Hello!  I'm very excited about the new class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking called December Duos!  The idea behind this class is so exciting and very fun I hope you will take a look at the class HERE

Also there is a giveaway for the class HERE.

Have a great weekend and be sure to check back next week for another giveaway!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Citrus Twist November Layouts

I'm here today to share my Citrus Twist Kits November layouts with you.  I worked with the November Kit Add-on and Embelli Kit.

I love how this layout turned out! I just started with cutting multiple squares and rectangles and placing them all over.

This layout is using the Kit Add-on only. This is my baby boy at 3months.


This layout was just a fun simple layout.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Check by Friday for another fun post.

Friday, November 15, 2013

American Crafts Tutorial

I shared a fun tutorial over on the American Crafts blog this week.  Check out the full details HERE.

Here is the finished project. I used the American Crafts new line "Autumn Crisp"

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fancy Pants Designs Sketch

Join me over at Fancy Pants Designs for a fun Sketch. You can the post HERE! Here's a peek:

Monday, November 11, 2013

American Crafts Gallery

Just wanted to share my American Crafts gallery layouts with you! I used the Amy Tangerine line Cut & Paste for both my layouts.

This layout is about the first time Isaiah slept through the night (and last lol).  He really needs to learn to sleep through the night.

Oct gallery1
This layout is about Isaiah learning to focus on his toys. 

Oct. gallery

Sunday, November 10, 2013

November Kit from Elle's Studio

It's the 10th and you know what that means?...The new kit from Elle's Studio is released!  There were so many options with this kit I had a hard time deciding which tags to use.  There are some Christmas, Thanksgiving, everyday, and even a Black Friday tag!  There are also Digital Cuts for November.

I decided to go with an everyday layout.


I used cut the circle out of the vellum tag.  And I just love the that cute tag you can check mark.


And this fun tag with a "grateful" tab how sweet is that?!


And here is another tag I cut the end off so I could put it on the side.


Thanks for stopping by and hope you will check out the new November Kit from Elle's Studio.

And just a reminder Elle's Studio has some super cute Exclusive wood veneers for sale and they are going very fast!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Elle's Studio Sketch

Earlier this month I got to work with a sketch for Elle's Studio.  I used the new Penelope line. This line is full of some super cute papers and tags.

Here is the sketch:

Due 10-16

And here is my take: This is my daughter enjoying and very large jawbreaker her sister brought back from camp.


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Citrus Twist Ocober Layouts

I just realized I completely forgot to share my Citrus Twist Kits for October with you all.  These were some of my favorite layouts.  I really LOVED this kit!  I can honestly say this kit has been my favorite! 

First layout is using the main kit only:


Second layout is using a sketch from this month:


And the last layout is just a fun "free" layout:


Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Big Picture Decemeber Duos

I'm very excited to share about a new class over at Big Picture Scrapbooking!  I get to teach this class along with 12 other amazingly talented ladies. I hope you will check out this class and give it try!

I know for me when they sent me the idea for the class I was in love with the concept of the duos. I can't wait to see what you do this holiday with this super fun class!

12 Days of Christmas: December Duos
Document Your Holiday in a Delightfully Fun and New Way
Capture Christmas as it happens! A dozen instructors are here to help you photograph this year's holiday memories and display them in a delightfully simple album that will warm your heart for years to come.

The "December Duos" concept is easy, stress-free, and inspiring. Every day for the twelve days leading up to Christmas Day, two of our twelve instructors will share a scrapbook layout, video message, and a page prompt in the form of a duo ("warm & cold," "give & receive," "near & far"). That's a total of two-dozen inspiring ideas!

12 Day of Christmas Includes...
-12 days of inspiration and instruction from 12 of our favorite BPC teachers
-2 new video messages and layout examples per day, for a total of 24 inspiring ideas 
-Printable 3" x 4" journaling cards and title cards featuring more than 24 different duos—with a number of design options for your album!
-Printable 4" x 6" title page card options
-An easy-to-complete Project Life approach followed by most instructors, with four alternate approaches (traditional scrapbooking, digital, and art journaling) included as well
-Email reminders to visit the classroom for the 12 days leading up to Christmas
-A peek at 5 complete albums from 5 different instructors, who will be creating their entire albums in real time along with you, and sharing them in a live video chat on January 2
-Welcome note in the classroom
-Private posting gallery to share your work and view the work of your classmates 
-Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates
-Email sent on December 26 reminding you to complete your album and prepare for a special video chat on January 2
-Invitation to a live video-chat wrap-up on January 2
To check out more info you can go HERE!

Friday, October 18, 2013

American Crafts ~ Polka Dot Party

I was up on the American Crafts Blog yesterday!  I absolutely love playing with the new Polka Dot Party line from Dear Lizzy & American Crafts.  This line is simply gorgeous and let me just say you will want every piece ;)

Here are my cards:

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Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Elle's Studio October Kit ~ Giveaway

As a contributing designer I got to play with the new October kit from Elle's Studio. This kit has a lot of really fun exclusive tags and the best part is there is such a fun variety that you could put these on so many different layouts.

*These kits are $9.99 today only and then at midnight tonight the kits go up to $11.99*

Here is a picture of the Elle's Studio October Kit.  It includes a total of 24 journaling and embellishment tags.


Here is my layout using the October Kit.  I used the tag "I "heart" our family, brown tabbed journaling card, brown star, vellum "&", and the graph stitched circle.


Here's a close up of a few of the tags I used. 018

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out Elle's Studio new products 2014Penelope & Noel.  Elle's Studio also now offers Layout Kits come check them out HERE.

Before I go I thought it would be fun to do a little giveaway for my readers.  Follow the prompts from Rafflecopter for your chance to win 2 NEW packs of Elle's Studio Tags.
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