My Creations

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Daddy's Joy

Have you ever had a product line that is sooooo incredibly wonderful that you just wanted to save it so you wouldn't run out of it or heaven forbid, screw it up?? That's the way I feel with all the collections from Collage Press!! All of their products are just so inspiring. I made this layout using their Margot line for their Father's Day challenge. I used an entire bottle of glitter on the circle!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Whoo is the Tour Guide?

I made this layout for the MLS/PageMaps Challenge using Becky's wonderful sketch! I used my fantastic "Curlys" stamps from The Stamping Studio and papers and embellishments from Kaisercraft.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Stamp Queen Altered Tag

I made this altered tag with my stamps from The Stamping Studio. The tag and paper is Creative Imaginations. I finished it off with some Martha Stewart Glitter and magic mesh.


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday Challenge 2!!!

It's time for Scrap and Stamp Saturday's second challenge!! Ready for it??

Your challenge is to create a scrapbook page with the theme: Birds and Butterflies!! Any page having to do with nature will work!! Our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet and Sassy Stamps, and she has offered up a digi image from her A Bug's Life Collection for us to use on our layouts! Head to the Scrap and Stamp Saturday Blog for more information and to submit your layouts!!

Here is my layout:

Recipe: Kaisercraft papers, wooden embellishment; Sweet and Sassy Stamps digi image, Stampin Up ink, cardstock, Autumn Leaves stamp, Applebarrel paint, Diamond Glaze, misc. fabric, Office Max transparency

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Make online purchases?? Check out Ebates for Cash Back!!

I wanted to share this great program that I found and have been using for a while....

If you make online purchases, check out Ebates, as they are FREE to join and they give you CASH BACK for your purchases. It has a ton of online stores (Victorias Secret, Ebay, JCPenney, etc.) that they affiliate with that will give you cash back. After you sign up, all you have to do is click on the online store in the drop down menu and ebates will direct you to the store. You make your purchase and in a few days, you will see your cash back posted, which can be mailed to you in a check or posted to a Paypal acct. Plus you get a $5 bonus after making your first purchase. Here's a deal going on now that I thought you might be interested in:

::Sign up for a new account with ebates
::Select JCPenney from the drop-down list of stores
::Find something on the JCPenney's website which is a little over $10 and add it to your cart.
::Checkout with promo code GR8DAD to get $10 off your order. (expires June 21)
::Checkout paying only for shipping and taxes (this will be around $5).
::Receive your $5 bonus as a new sign-up with ebates and also receive 4% cash back for your order with ebates

Click here to sign up: http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=bvAKGfnTuERF7N/p6T/hQQ%3D%3D

Whenever you are getting ready to place an order online, go to Ebates first and search for the website you're ordering from. More often than not, it will be listed. Just click on the link to the website and place your order.

Within a few days of placing your order, you'll be credited with cash back for a percentage of your purchase. The cash back amount is normally around 4% and while it might seem like a very miniscule amount, for me it is definitely worth a few dollars to go to the trouble of clicking through Ebates to place an order. I've been amazed at how these little amounts add up over time.

Right now, they are offering a great referral program: you can get $10 per sign-up if you refer three new people to Ebates!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray Card

Here's a quick card that I made out of the scraps from my MLS kit. I sewed with some glittery thread and stamped with a glue pad and some glitter.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Published in Caribbean Travel + Life

At the end of May, we went to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic for a vacation. One of the best surprises during vacation was opening up the June/July issue of Caribbean Travel + Life and seeing my photo and write-up publilshed!!!! It was so exciting! I received this issue in the mail the day before we left, so I just threw it in my suitcase. It floated around in there for a few days until mid-vacation, when I finally decided to read it. I had sent this article in after our Cozumel vacation in January and never heard back from them. What a nice surprise!


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Scrap and Stamp Saturday's First Challenge!!

Scrap and Stamp Saturday will be hosting our first challenge!! Are you ready for it??


It's a Sketch and Theme Challenge!! The sketch is provided by our DT, Pamela Young! All you have to do is follow this sketch and use the theme: summer!! Please use at least 2 stamps on your layout. Layouts can be single or double but should be larger than 8.5" x 11." Link your layout to the Scrap and Stamp Saturday blog for your chance at an awesome prize package!!!

Here's the sketch:


Mandy Cheshire from Limelight Papercrafts is our sponsor for the first challenge!!!! She has an online scrapbook and stamp store that is celebrating it's first year anniversary this week. The winner of our first challenge will receive this fabulous prize package!!!! It contains:

-Basic Grey Wisteria 6x6 Paper Pad
-Basic Grey Bling It Individual Rhinestone Squares - Silver/Diamond
-Prima Painterly Petals - Urban Cosmos
-Shimmerz Spritz - Concrete

Here's the layout that I created for this challenge:

Recipe: Stamps: Stampin' Up!; Pattern Paper, Cardstock, and Die Cuts: Top Line Creations; Eyelets: Making Memories; Rub-ons: Heidi Grace; Colored Pencils: Rose Art; Ribbon: Unknown

I can't wait to see what you create!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Twenty Five Apples on my Little Apple Tree

On this layout I wanted to do one of the new trends....an extra long title. I cut it with my Cricut using a free font I found on the internet along with my SCAL software. I also used masking on this layout. I had a piece of cardboard with lots of little circles cut out of it, so I laid it on the background paper and sprayed some glimmer mist over it to achieve the circle effect. All the papers and overlay are My Little Shoebox.