Monday, March 30, 2009

New Petaloo

New to the MemoryWorks catalog Petaloo!!! I LOVE flowers---even on boys pages! Love the variety of colors and versatility of these flowers!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Scrap Whispers Challenge #22

Can you believe that another week has passed us already?! It is challenge time once more!

This week at Scrap Whispers we challenge you to use every color of the rainbow in some way on your layout.

Here's my take on the challenge:
Make sure to stop over to the Scrap Whispers blog to see what the other design team members created. Anyone who completes a layout for challenge #22 and/or #23 will have a chance to win some super cool stamps by Inkadoo. I hope you will play along with us!

Friday, March 27, 2009

MemoryWorks April Express Kit

Patterned Paper
{1} 12x12 Flower Patch - Large Floral (Making Memories)
{1} 12x12 Wild Raspberry - Glittered Flowers & Butterflies (K & Company)
{1} 6x12 Wild Raspberry - Foil Flower Swirl (K & Company)
{1} 12x12 Vintage Yummy -Memory Lane (Sassafrass Lass)
{1} 12x12 Penny Lane -Tiny Dancer Notebook Doodle (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Lullaby - Heart to Heart (Dream Street)
{1} 12x12 Victoria Label - Die-cut Paper (Jenni Bowlin)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Prism)
{1} 12x 12 Frosted Yellow (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Blush Red Light (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Island Mist Light (Prism)

{4} 2.5 x 4.5 Wild Raspberry Tags (K & Company)
{4} Wild Raspberry Glitter Layered Floral Accents (K & Company)
{6} Wild Raspberry Glitter Die-Cut Acetate (K & Company)
{4} Cut N Paste Baubles (K & Company)
{3} Pearl Brads (Creative Imaginations)
{3} Vintage Pearl Pins (Maya Road)
{2} Textured Cord Blossoms (Maya Road)
{1} 3x6 Tiny Dancer "Plie" Small Accessory (My Minds Eye)
{1} 4x12 Ledger Journaling Tape (Collage Press)
{1} 6x12 Swimming Pool Sweet Alphas (Doodlebug Designs)
{1} Yard 3/8" Coral Dot Ribbon (Bo Bunny Press)
{1} 18" 1" Floral Scallop Ribbon (Making Memories)
{1} 18" 7/8" Stitched Stripe Ribbon (Making Memories)

Bonus Cards
{1} 5.5x8.5 Sugar Cream (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Frosted Yellow (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Blush Red Light (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Island Mist Light (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Envy (Prism)
{5} 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 White Envelopes

Contact me to order yours for only $29.95 + shipping TODAY!!!!

Mon Ame Spring Fling Crop

I totally meant to post this earlier in the week, but it totally slipped my mind.

Mon Ame Memories is hosting a Spring Fling Online Crop this weekend. Things are already underway with LOTS of chatting, challenges, games, and so much more. Get out your pictures and RUN over to Mon Ame Memories!!!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

New My Mind's Eye

You are going to LOVE all the new My Mind's Eye now in the MemoryWorks warehouse!!!!!!

Check it out:

Feeling Groovy
Tiny Dancer
Maggie May
Free Bird

French Flea Market


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Scrap Whispers Challenge #21

Time for a new Scrap Whispers challenge!!!! Today in England it is Mothers Day. Your challenge therefore is to create a layout with a " Mother" theme. Perhaps you want to express your feelings on what it is like to be a Mum/Mom. What do your kids think about their Mum/Mom. What about your own relationship with your Mother.

Recently I "interviewed" my kids and got some interesting answers. I decided that this was a perfect opportunity to scrap their answers. Here's my take on the challenge:

Friday, March 20, 2009

Future Star

Zach's first time playing outside at Aunt Sarah's house! He was so excited! His daddy would be so proud that the first toy he wanted to play with was a basketball. It's March Madness!!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

April MemoryWorks Sneak Peek

April 2009 "Vintage Memories"
Go back in time to those carefree days of childhood with our April MemoryWorks Express Kit!

Bring back those sentimental days when life was simple and free with our beautiful April kit! Your sure to love the soft and easy colors and designs. This collection will help you to create your most colorful collection of cheerful memories yet! And don't forget that if you subscribe to MW Express by April 3, 2009 you'll receive a FREE 11x8.5 Storybook Album in your April kit!!
Subscribe Today - Only $29.95* per month!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Tim Holtz, AMM, and Heidi Swapp

And the new and exciting products just keep rollin' in!!!!! I am so happy to announce more new products to the MemoryWorks warehouse!

Tim Holtz
Hold onto your memories with brand new products from Tim Holtz idea-ology! From metal philosophy tags, sprocket gears, game spinners, trinket pins, hinge clips and mini clips to journaling tickets and the oh so flexable grungeboard we welcome Tim Holtz and his designs - they are sure to add that perfect vintage houch to all of your treasured creativity!

Heidi Swapp

Heidi Swapp clear stamps have long been one of our favorites and this year you will not be disappointed! You'll love the beautiful, versatile and fun images. These are images you can use over and over in your scrapbooking, cardmaking and paper crafting! Don't forget to pick up the clear block! This block is the perfect size for all of Heidi's stamps...

All My Memories

We are so excited to welcome to our brand new line up "TOTALLY COOL" totes and shoulder bags from All My Memories. These storage bags each have large main compartments for over sized items, large deep pockets and elastic loops and drawstring pockets for securing all of your stash!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!

Here's a green beer on me!

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Real Deal

Just some fun photos of Dylan and Zach playing outside in the sunshine!! Dylan loves to play the big brother role to Zach and Zach loves it! All materials used are from the March Scrapbook Circle kit.

Mon Ame Memories- Tara posted a quote challenge on the forum. You can use any quote you want, but it must be included in the layout. I choose this fun Dr. Seuss quote "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you."
One Little Word- This weeks word is "Real".
Creative Scrappers- I used this sketch for as my inspiration.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

New Maya Road

I am super thrilled to announce that MemoryWorks has added Maya Road to their catalog!!

From books, shapes, and mini sets in chipboard to sheer journaling sheets and shapes; Maya Road carries some of the most fun, funky and eclectic products around! Plus add gorgeous detailed clear stamps and rubons to make all of your scrapping projects really pop!

Stop over to the MemoryWorks website to see all the new products available.

Friday, March 13, 2009

12 of 12--March

Another fun day taking pictures of my life! Here are my 12 favorites:

Breakfast Time!

Luke & Braeden playing cars

Zach plays with the balls
The daycare activity calendar

Rainbow week!
Mouse sleeps
Letter "Y" week
Dylan enjoys a little down time with his DS after school.
Adam has a hockey game!!!
Mom's first time watching Adam in a real game!!
Dylan picks dinner--macaroni & cheese and hot dogs---YUM!
A scrapbooking page in the works!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Step Into My World

Today is MARCH 12th!!!!! Time to get out those camera's and start snapping away! Definitely one of my favorite days of the month. It's always so cool to go back and look at all your pictures. A sure way to see inside someones life.

Last night I finished my February 12th layout---just in time! I had a lot of fun with this layout. Did a lot of sanding and distressing. Fun stuff!

12 of 12: 12 random picture taken throughout the day on the 12th of the month.
Scrapping the Music: My title is from this week's song--"Hello" by Sugarbomb. The "step into my world" line was just perfect for this layout!
Mon Ame Memories: Calia posted a fun recipe challenge this week on the forum. My layout had to contain the following "ingredients"---
* 2 or more photos
* 3 patterned paper
* 6 flowers
* Journaling
* Felt
* Butterflies
* Some bling (glitter, stickles, gemstones)
Pencil Lines: I used this weeks sketch for my layout.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Felt Flowers

I have been crazy about FELT lately! Crazy! I love creating different little embellishments with it. Everyone who purchased a March Moments to Remember kit received 2 little button posies that I made out of felt. I had so much fun making them. So much fun that I decided to see what else I could make! Buying embellishments in the store can get so pricey, but if you take the time you can make a lot of the same things at home!

This month I am going to show you how to make some really cute felt flowers. It's super easy and requires very little supplies. I actually found a tutorial on this on YouTube. If I can find the link again I will post it for you later.

Small embellishment---jewel, brad, button

Let's get started!

Step 1: Gather your supplies

Step 2: Cut 4 "U" shape pieces from the felt (you can just freehand this--it doesn't have to be perfect). The larger the pieces, the larger the flower.

Step 3: Fold your petal in half.

Step 4: Fold each side down one more time (see picture, not sure how to describe this).

Step 5: Using your needle and thread, sewing through each fold.

Step 6: Repeat steps 3, 4, & 5 for all pedals. Do not cut your thread, just sew it to the previous pedal.

Step 7: Tie a knot in your thread and cut.

Step 8: Turn pedal over so you don't see your stitching and place a small embellishment in the center.

That's it!!! Now you have a cute little (or big depending on what you created) flower that looks just like you bought it in the store. I can't wait to make some more!!!!!! :D :D :D