Thursday, March 28, 2013

"Delightful Friend"~ March Prima PPP

Hello everyone :). We've reached the end of the work week in my part of the world and I'm so excited to have my husband home at noon today and be here through Sunday. Lots of Easter goodies planned and a ham supper for the big day- cannot wait! So I thought I'd share with you my entry for the March Prima PPP before the holiday is completely upon us; I hope you enjoy it :).

"Delightful Friend"
This layout is a little bit different for me- in subject matter, that is. I'm sure you're used to seeing my work featuring the sweet smiling faces of my kids and nieces/nephews. I just have so many gorgeous pictures of my usual subjects that photos like this one get brushed aside. But for this project I decided to do something a little different- and focus on the "smaller" things in life- like this delightful little friend of mine :).

Here is the inspirational palette behind my design:
Green is my favorite color so I just couldn't resist this one! So many gorgeous options to choose from- and with a fresh stock of new Prima product, I was good to go!

I don't think I have words to describe how much I adore Ingvild Bolme's resins (anyone else wishing we'd had some new ones released this past CHA? Maybe summer CHA??)! I've lightly colored this piece with her new Pastel Green Chalk Edger pad before taking the clock hands from the Blue Fern Studios "Floral clock" piece and simply adding some microbead clusters and some Prima bling.

Flower clusters are such a joy for me to create. I love selecting the perfect blend of colors and placing them exactly where they belong.

This beautiful fellow came to visit a few times, staying for nearly 20 minutes at a time which allowed me the chance to take lots of photos of him and the kids the opportunity to watch him in awe!
The dictionary page is from an old English/French dictionary from the earlier part of the 20th century. Can't remember the date off the top of my head- but I remember feeling guilty the first time I tore into it. I LOVE anything old- but as long as I can use it to preserve memories and I can enjoy it in a different way- then I'm okay with it :).

I'm loving stamps at the moment. I used the "Delightful" stamp from the "Lyric" Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set to aid in my title work.

The beautiful chipboard piece peeking out from underneath it all is from the Blue Fern Studios "Double Dutch Flourish Set". Such a cool piece~!

As always, thanks for coming over today. I appreciate you all! And I hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday :)~!

Take care,

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

C'est Magnifique April Kit Reveal #2

Hi! I'm back with another look at our April Kit, Victorian Roses, from C'est Magnifique~! You've already seen the altered box from yesterday, so how about a layout?

"3 Bugs"
There is something that just truly warms my heart when I see all three of my kids together like here, snuggled up in my bed watching a movie one morning. It is a rare moment that they can all be like this- no fighting or jumping around- I had to capture it! And I really tried to tie in all of the colors offered in this kit, to create a bit of a timeless feel. 

 From the Flower Add-On:
Maya Road Vintage Sequin Flowers: Cream & Smoke
Petaloo: Darjeeling: Dahlias: Teastained Blues
Prima: Lifetime Flower Stem: Brown
Prima: Sugar Plum Roses: Eggplant

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Sunrise/Sunset: Alphabet Stickers
Blue Fern Studios: Floral Clock

There are just one of these kits remaining in the C'est Magnifique store in the April section HERE- so don't miss out! There are also some individual flower packs, a few embellishment add-ons, and some other individual items as well. 

Have a great day and see you soon~!!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

C'est Magnifique: April Kit Reveal~!

Hello :)~! It's hard to believe it, but we're already nearing the end of yet another month- so it's yet again that time to reveal the latest kit from C'est Magnifique! We've already taken a look at the beautiful Pion Design "Alma's Sewing Room" papers included in the kit, as well as the coordinating add-ons, but today we finally get to share with you the main kit, called "Victorian Roses"...

But how about a project first? Just to tease a little bit more ;)

"Altered Keepsake Box"
I purchased this wooden keepsake box a couple months ago from a craft store for 50 cents and have been waiting for the right idea to come along and this vintage themed kit seemed like the perfect fit! I first used Mod Podge and the tissue paper included in the kit to cover the entire box. I then misted it lightly with a couple of different shades before putting my glue gun to work. The Blue Fern Studios chipboard really takes the stage on this project and it truly was a joy to put together!

 From the Flower Add-On:
Maya Road Vintage Sequin Flowers: Cream & Smoke
Green Tara: Damask: Cream
Prima: Lifetime Flower Stem: Brown
Prima: Sugar Plum Roses: Eggplant

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Mini Dress Forms
Blue Fern Studios: Floral Clock

Now, on to the kit reveal!
 Kit Paper
Pion Designs: Alma’s Sewing Room: Purple Room
Pion Designs: Alma’s Sewing Room: Images
Pion Designs: Alma’s Sewing Room: Purple Rose
Pion Designs: Alma’s Sewing Room: Sewing Collage
Pion Designs: Alma’s Sewing Room: Blue Rose
Pion Designs: Alma’s Sewing Room: Borders
Pion Designs: Alma’s Sewing Room: Blue Room
Pion Designs: Alma’s Sewing Room: Blue Fabric

Kit Embellishments
Tim Holtz Tissue Paper: Idea-ology Tissue Wrap Paper: Melange
Blue Fern Studios: Chipboard: Royal Border
Prima: Hello Pastel: Fabric Flowers: Gray
Prima: Winter Branches: Plum
Seam Binding
Maya Road: Mums Vintage Lace Trim
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Starburst: Black Orchid Silver
Assorted Buttons
Prima: Resist Alphabet
Prima: Engraver: Chipboard Pieces

These kits are definitely in high demand, so if you want to secure future kits for yourself, see the "Join" section HERE over at the C'est Magnifique site. You will find all the details you need to become a subscriber! And for add-ons and individual items, be sure to visit the April section of the store HERE~!

Thanks for stopping by today! Take care :),

Monday, March 25, 2013

Webster's Pages: "New Beginnings" Inspiration~!

Hi everyone :). A new week has arrived! And again I'm starting mine off with a sweet little card that I created for Webster's Pages, using the {in stores now!} New Beginnings collection. It is just as SWEET as can be~!!

"I Love You" {Card}
I created this card for my nephew's 2nd birthday :). I really am just in love with the adorable images included in the collection- just perfect for spring, Easter, baby, you name it. This little lamb just melts my heart! And who can resist the little owl I stuck in the tree? ;) He's way too cute!

Products Used:

Short and sweet today :). Life is good- but busy. So gotta run~! Take care,

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

"Too Cute": March Prima BAP~!

Hello! I wanted to start off by apologizing for being so quiet this past month in the scrappy world. I've hardly made it to anyone's blogs and I feel terrible for neglecting my amazing friends. But as you all know, my family has been going through some life changes, and I'm feeling comfortable enough to share that we're in the process of buying a house. It's a long story, and we're sad to leave the home that we've put so much time, money, work, and tears into- but it's what's best for our family. But it has not been an easy road (and for those of you who have bought a home before, I'm sure you understand)- but I'm just feeling so incredibly blessed by God these past few weeks that I just had to share it with you all! Whether you believe in God or not, or choose to be spiritual in other faiths- I hope you have something out there that you believe in. I know that I have felt God's love in such an intense way these past few weeks- with everything He has made possible- every window he has opened when doors have been slammed shut in our faces- I'm just so overwhelmed with gratitude and feel that I'm filled to the brim with His love- I can't hardly suppress it! So if you've been wondering where I'm at- that is what I'm doing. Many hours spent on the phone on a daily basis with so many different people- all the while taking care of three little kids on my own has left me with very little scrap time- or energy. But we're hoping to have everything done within the next few weeks and before we know it, all will be back to normal.

So I'm fine, really. Just busy!

But last night- my husband didn't have to work overtime and was home "early" for once- and I just had to scrap for me! I got a TON of new Prima product from the C'est Magnifique store the other day and wow- how easy it is to create when you've got so many beautiful things to play with! And what better way to use Prima than for a Prima challenge :)~ so here is my entry for this month's Build-A-Page from Prima:

"Too Cute"
I actually took this photo the night before last when Aspen was inside the toy bucket, rolling back and forth. She was just way too cute- and I haven't taken pictures for a few weeks now- so she was ALL about getting her photo taken. And once Gunner saw me taking pictures of her- HE had to have his picture taken too! And these are the two of my three kids who HATE to have their pictures taken! I guess that means I need to take pictures less often...yeah, right ;)

Here is the sketch that inspired this layout:

And some closeups:
These Tatiana flowers are seriously gorgeous. I think I got every color option there was- and I'm now regretting not getting doubles as I can see I will use them up quickly!

I've been obsessively using this Memory Box die- and I probably won't stop until I'm sick of it!

 The Blue Fern Studios "Floral Clock" is another one of those chipboard pieces that I cannot get enough of! So gorgeous...

What do you guys think of the new Prima wood buttons? I LOVE them!! Also, the Cute chipboard piece comes from Blue Fern Studios. I cut it from the Cute Stuff title out of the "Good Vibes" set.

Thanks for letting me share with you today- both my project and a little personal stuff too. I do try my best to keep my blog scrappy related- as much as possible. But when I'm feeling as good as I am today- it's so hard not to share that with the world~! So thanks...

Take care of yourself, okay? So happy you stopped by :)

Monday, March 18, 2013

"Cute Little Owl" {Webster's Pages}

Happy Monday~! I'm so glad to be starting my week with a layout I created for Webster's Pages, using an "old" favorite, Winter Fair Tales. I had a lot of fun just playing around with this one- and this "play time" was exactly what I've been needing after a somewhat "quiet" scrappy month for me. So much going on in my life at this time that I've been neglecting my creativity- and it was so refreshing to take some time to do something for me :). I hope you enjoy it :).

"Cute Little Owl"
If you received the last Warehouse Box from Webster's Pages, there was quite a bit of this gorgeous collection in there. I've done quite a bit of fussy cutting and as you can see, I've also split up the beautiful die cut paper.

I added one of the new Quick Picks stick pins to the center of the star for a cute little detail :). 

So many adorable details to choose from in this collection. I love the little deer peeking out from behind the mailbox- makes me think of spring! Cannot wait to see those pretty spotted fawns in the coming months :).

Aspen fits right in amongst the railings and blooms :). This photo was taken this past Halloween and never before have I seen such an adorable little owl~!

Products Used:

-Winter Fairy Tales Diecut
-Once Upon A Time
-Bells Are Ringing
-Wonder of Winter
-Your Story
-Be Open

Other Products Used:

I hope you enjoyed my project today and that you are all doing well~!! 
Take care,

Friday, March 15, 2013

First Look @ the April Kit from C'est Magnifique

Hi! It's Friday today in my part of the world, and we've also reached the midway point of the month. Seriously, can you believe that March is already half over? When did that happen?! Oh, my- time truly does fly. And it's yet again time for a look at the next amazing kit from C'est Magnifique Kits, this time featuring papers from Pion Design out of Sweden! But before I show you the papers and add-ons for this kit, here is a look at one of my five projects created this month:

I've said it a hundred times, but my niece Lilah is just so gorgeous! I love her! This photo was stolen from my sister's Facebook wall- the conveniences of social media ;). I definitely focused on the purple in the kit for this one and I tried to create something as soft and feminine as she is. Though it's hard to see, I've cut out the inner most circle from the Blue Fern Studios clock piece and tucked it in to the right-hand side of my photo, after applying some purple mist, embossing powder, and microbeads.

 From the Flower Add-On:
Green Tara: Damask: Cream
Petaloo: Darjeeling: Dahlias: Teastained Blues
Prima: Lifetime Flower Stem: Brown
Prima: Sugar Plum Roses: Eggplant

From the Embellishment Add-On:
Prima: Sunrise/Sunset: Alphabet Stickers
Blue Fern Studios: Floral Clock


Our April 2013 Paper Reveal

Pion Design (Sweden)

April 2013 Flower Add-On
Our flower add-on features beautiful Petaloo, Prima, Maya Road and Green Tara flowers!  Flowers will be sold individually as well.

Our April 2013 Embellishment Add-On
Our embellishment add-on features products from K & Company, Blue Fern Studios, Maya Road, Prima and Kaisercraft.  Embellishment items will be sold individually as well.

  The kits and add-ons sell out very quickly at C'est Magnifique- so seriously don't wait~! If you're interested in learning more about this amazing kit club, take a peek at the FAQs HERE. And stay tuned for later in the month when the main kit is revealed- you are sure to LOVE it!

Take care and I hope you have an amazing weekend :)