Thursday, December 30, 2010

January kit reveal!

I'm excited to reveal the projects I made with Tidbitz In Time's January kit "Below Zero"! This kit is gorgeous and packed to the bursting point with Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology and Prima. While this may look like a blue and cream kit, the papers are ink resist and are ready to be inked and misted any color you desire. I stayed with a "wintery" colored theme for the most part, but really the sky is the limit! Have a look at what I made:

A card...

A few layouts:

And a pretty thermometer using the box from the Parisian Anthology alphabet:

If you want to get your hands on this kit, check out the details at Tidbitz In Time!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A fun way to "wow" your children this season!

My kiddos were so excited when they saw these:

These are the stockings that Santa gets to fill in a few short days, and my kiddos can't wait until Christmas morning to see what will fill them! It is magic to see their eyes light up! And a little bit of excitement for mommy also surrounds these beauties: Two Peas In a Bucket featured these during their "20 Days of Holiday Sharing" event!

This was a rather simple project because I used store bought stockings. That's right, I'm not gifted enough to whip up my own! But adding some pretty papers and embellishments was no trouble at all! The sweet scalloped frames are actually just one piece that I cut in half. It's one of Amy Teets' new chipboard designs from Magistical Memories. Check them out here..

The frames are painted with beautiful, shimmery Gold paint from Creative Inspirations. You can find it here..

I love the warm and cozy feeling from the felt, it's one of my favorite additions to these stockings. I used felt circles from Wendy Hammer Designs. Check them out here...

This will be my last post before the holidays, so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year my friends! Be safe out there!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A contest from Wendy Hammer Designs!!!

Do you want to get your hands on one of her NEW sets? Let me tell you, they are amazing, so yes, I'll answer for you: YES you absolutely do! Well, here is how, you only need to have a Facebook account to play along! Here are the details, from Wendy's blog:

So I've been toying around with the idea of a contest to see how many fans we can get. I think I've come up with a plan. There will be a winner for the group of peeps that are ALREADY fans AND a winner for the group that are NEW fans...

If you are ALREADY a fan...

You will be entered in that group once.
If you can get other people (that are NOT already a fan) to become a fan AND comment on THIS post that they became a fan because of YOU, then you'll get another entry for each person that you send our way.
If you are a NEW fan...

You will be entered for becoming a new fan.
If you can get other people (that are NOT already a fan) to become a fan AND comment on THIS post that they became a fan because of YOU, then you'll get another entry for each person that you send our way.
We will end the contest on January 8th (since it's the Holidays we'll give it some time.). I will draw a name using an online randomize. The winner of each group (already fans & new fans) will each receive...

One of my new Embellishment Sets (your choice)
One of my Individual Embellishments (your choice)
and One of my Handbags or Phone/iPod Sleeves (your choice of what I have left in my shop)

Easy right? Head over to her blog and get your name in the hat for these prizes!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Time to join in the fun...

Earlier this year I stumbled upon many blogs talking about The Erosion Project. Basically, you take papers, fabrics, ribbons, anything you like, and bundle them all together. Then you set them outside and leave them there for Mother Nature to have her way with them. After three or six months, or even more if you can stand the wait, you unwrap your bundle to reveal how the elements decayed and distressed them. Then, you have fun creating with the pretties inside....

Well, I knew I wanted to do this, but I set it aside for another day. I kept doing that, until I forgot about it completely. Then today, out of the blue, a voice in my head screamed out "EROSION BUNDLE! GO MAKE ONE NOW!" Never wanting to upset said voices, I set right to work, gathering fun things from my stash. I layered 12x12 papers from Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, and K & Company with all kinds of fabulous things. Cardboard, lace, washers, keys, mesh, sheet music, ornamental grass... I had the idea to splash some coffee around, and I even tossed Luminart powders into the mix. I think my favorite item is an entire Jenni Bowlin Mini Chipboard Book..

Here are the photos I've taken of my bundle. I have her wedged between two branches, then firmly tied to, my apple tree. I tell you, I cannot wait until early next summer.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Design Team call!

Would you like to work with a fabulous team, fabulous challenges, AND get the opportunity to work with a kit from Tidbitz In Time? Well you need to read this:

Tidbitz In Time is currently looking for six design team members for our Bird is the Word challenge blog. In short, a new word is chosen every other week and the challenge is to use this word in the title of your page. For example, if the chosen word is LOVE, your title could simply be LOVE or you can expand on the word and have your title be something like LOVE YOU FOREVER.

As a design team member, you will receive the word in advance, and create a page or card using this word. We will feature your work on our site ( as well as our Facebook page and our blog (

You will be chosen as a design team member for sixth months, with an opportunity to keep going after that six month period. In addition to being a design team member for our challenge blog, you will have the choice to be a guest design team member for Tidbitz in Time at least once during the six months….meaning you will get a free kit to work with that month!!

If you would like the opportunity to be on our team, please e-mail me at Please include 4-5 layouts you have created, your blog and a little bit about yourself. The deadline is Sunday, December 19th and your first page will be due Saturday, January 1st. The only requirements are to create a page with the chosen word, submit it by the deadline and be willing to promote our site and challenges. Thank you!!

I can't wait to see who joins us at Tidbitz In Time, apply today gals! (And fellas too!)
I can tell you that Wendy is amazing, generous, and knows how to put together beautiful kits. (I'm looking at January kit right now and can't wait to dig in!)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Got felt? No? Then get some!

OK, if you have been thinking about getting some of Wendy's awesome felt pieces then you need to act now! Check it out, she's got great sales going on right now at Wendy Hammer Designs!!

Need more motivation?? Check out just SOME of the pieces from my stash. Gorgeous, right?