Saturday, January 22, 2011

U and I - First Layout using Swirlydoos to die for Jan Kit!

I have joined kit clubs in the past and was disappointed every single time. You'd always get pieces of this and pieces of that and the quality of the items were terrible!I swore off ever joining one again and haven't for years. That is until I saw Swirlydoos kits on another blogger's site.
I went to the Swirlydoos site and looked at past kits and was just wow'd over at how beautiful they were. So..being the lover of beautiful things I decided to give a kit club one more chance and joined Swirlydoos.
I was still a little skeptical until the mail lady dropped my Jan kit off at my door.
Talk about stunned! The kit was drop dead gorgeous! These kits are not the regular...waste of my money kits! There was not one thing in the kit that I did not love! Full 12x12 beautiful papers, to die for embellishments (hat pins, awesome red flowers, journaling tags, beautiful chipboard, even liquid pearls)! Every thing in the kit coordinated together beautifully! You get enough items to create several layouts and still have some left!

Here is a picture of the Jan kit.

I do believe this is the best money I have ever spent on my crafts and I see myself being a member for a very long time!
They even have a forum where you can talk to the other members. I have spent hours there looking at tutorials, you really should check out the tutorials on making your own flowers! AMAZING!!! I can spend hours on end looking at the talented work of the other members, and they share their knowledge freely, telling everyone some new trick or technique they've tried. I could be wrong but I do not think you have to be a member of the kit club to be in the forum.
So here is my first layout using some of the Jan Swirlydoo Kit.

The only items that were not in the kit were the flowers, butterflies and the swirl. I am saving the beautiful red flowers for a layout of me and my sweet hubby! he he he

The flowers are prima, I added some of the fiber in the Swirlydoos kit and added a dew drop.

The little butterflies I made myself (cut out on my silhouette, added glitter, and a few jewels).

The butterfly on the left I printed from a whole sheet of butterflies submitted on the swirlydoos forum by Lisa. Oh my goodness, she has pages and pages of the most beautiful butterflies! Even birds! All for free, just print and cut! I just printed it, cut it out, added a little glitter and of course a few jewels.

Now, I'm off to create another page using my kit!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I won the Bo Bunny Lottery!

During Christmas, Scrapbook and Cards Today blog was having a give a way every day for 10 days. I entered day 4. Bo Bunny's! I'm sure your not surprised because you guys know how I adore Bo Bunny! he he
Well I won..yep!
So I was thinking this morning that it should be about time to receive my prize, then I was thinking.. well.. they are probably getting ready for the huge scrapbooking convention..
UPS pulls up and wow it came today! Talk about esp!
Anyway, so I open the box and ohhhhhhhhhh my goodness!
This is what they sent!

ok I'm squealing right?? well that wasn't all..
They sent me a leather purse also! B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

We are fashioned by what we love - Webster's Pages Hollywood Vouge

I just received my order of the Webster's Pages Hollywood Voque set. Oh talk about beautiful papers!
I'm trying to go from my simple scrapbooking style to a Vintage style. With Webster's Pages amazing papers and embellishments it was a breeze!

Here is a close up of the darling silhouette I just had to dress up :o)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Scrapbook Stamping with Nichol Magouirk

My New Years Resolution is to scrap all the pictures I have saved from 2009 and 2010 for scrapping..yes, I know bad huh?

At 2 Peas in a Bucket they are hosting a free scrapbooking class by Nichol Magouirk for 2011~ Yes, you read that right I said free!! The class is called Scrapbook Stamping with Nichol Magouirk. What a great way to jump start my creativity!

She is posting monthly lessons for the entire year! You can even print out a pdf of each lesson which includes a sketch, tips and techniques along with a monthly challenge.

I have been scrapbooking for years! But the first lesson I learned something I didn't sure to check out her class!

January's Lesson features simple stamping: adding words - phrases to journaling blocks, title or sub-titles.

The challenge this month was to to add stamping in the form of a stamped title, sub-title, text stamped border, etc on a layout.

Here is my creation:

I created the title using the Letter Stamp Kit by Words & Crafts and the sub-title with Close to my Heart clear stamps - "So Sweet"

The scanner kept mis-alinging when I tried to stitch so the left is cropped off a little more than it should be!

One layout down....only 72 more to go! :o)

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Bo Bunny's Card Challenge Tuesday

I have been absent a long time. We bought a new home, a complete "do it yourself-er...and believe me...we've been doing it our selves! Oh, the stories I could tell!

Now, I finally have my scrap room painted, cushions and pillows completed, new floor down, and I'm almost finished organizing!

Need I say Love it?! So back to crafting it is! Oh yeah!

My first card of the year is for the Bo Bunny Card Challenge Tuesday at Bo Bunny's Blog. Everyone knows how much I adore the Bo Bunny lines!

This challenge was to use the sketch below.

I am starting on my Valentine cards so I decided to use the Bo Bunny Crazy Love line that I just purchased and have been dying to play with!

I made this for my husband who I can honestly say is still my very best friend! It is a little dark because we haven't seen the sunshine in 2 days..I'm so ready for spring!

Card Details:

Designer Paper:
Bo Bunny - Crazy Love Stripe and Crazy Love Kisses

Bo Bunny - Blush Dot
Bazzill Basics - Candy Apple

Bo Bunny - Crazy Love Jewels, Crazy Love Brads, Glitter Crazy Love Dimensional Stickers

The key hole I cut out using my silhouette and decorated with some old ribbon and crazy love jewels. The key was from my stash and I don't remember the manufacturer.

Stamp: Bo Bunny Crazy Love Stamp