Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Cleaning at!! is doing spring cleaning!! That's right they are making room for all of the new inventory that is coming into the store!!!  So from today until Midnight EST on Friday March 30th, the entire store is 25% off!!! Thats right, the entire store!!! EVEN BRAND NEW ITEMS FROM CHA!!!  The only exclusion is the new Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  Those are not eligible!

All you have to do is visit and go shopping....when your finished, enter the promo code SPRING25 and you will get 25% off your entire order!!!

Have fun I am running over there to see what I need!!!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pion Designs For Scraputante

Hello all!

I finished a layout tonight where I used the beautiful Pion Designs Pocket Watch paper as my background. This fabulous paper comes all the way from Sweden and Scraputante has so many of their gorgeous papers!!

I used some beautiful Prima flowers and Dusty Attic chipboard.  The crown, I simply misted with Juniper Glimmer Mist and then, Tattered Leather Glimmer mist....the Large flowers were created with Tim Holtz Sizzix Die Tattered Floral....

Here is a close up of the Glitz Design Title Chipboard Stickers that I used on this layout:

I distressed the strips of paper with the Prima Distress tool, water and ink and applied the chipboard stickers.

Here is a closeup of the Dusty Attic Crown

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.  Stay tuned for Scraputante's April Reveal day of their beautiful Mega kit!!!  The great thing about Scraputante's kits is there is no obligation.  You can get one month or as money months as you want!! Head on over to see whats new in the store.  There are new things coming in just about daily!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Design Team Work for Scrap-A-Doodle-Doo

Hello all!! It has been a while since I have had a minute to actually write a blog.  This layout is the first one for me for Scrap-A-Doodle-Doo in Ramsey, NJ.  I was shocked and delighted when they asked me to be a guest designer.  I was excited to receive my box and see these beautiful Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas in there!! So, with out further a DOO, here is my layout!

The journaling reads: 
Christmas 1994
This would be the last Christmas that we were all together.  Rick and Chris 25 Years, Courtney 18 Years, Brian 9 Years, Taylor 8 Years.

I wrote over the words "I'll be home for Christmas" with my Martha Stewart Markers.  Every time I hear that song it reminds me of the amazing Christmas' past where my entire family was together.  They were the most amazing times in my life and the memories I hold the nearest.  

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Scraputante Reveal Day

Yesterday was Reveal Day for the Design Team at  Here are the 5 layouts I did with the March Vintage Kit:

This 2 page layout (which I very rarely do) is of my moms Baby Shower for ME!  I do not have many pictures from my childhood, so these are a pure treasure to me.  The colors of these Glitz Happy Travels papers are so rich and beautiful.

This is a layout of me at about 3-4 years old. Apparently it was early in the morning because my hair was a mess, and my mother would never stand for that LOL....I did some tearing and water distress on this layout, and put burlap behind the rips.  The rosettes were all made using my Pazzle, and they were a lot of fun to play with.

The above layout I titled Moulin Rouge.  It is a photo of a friend that I danced with in my earlier years.  She is now a Vegas showgirl and just an amazing dancer.  When I saw the papers of these kits, I immediately thought of these photos that she had posted on her Facebook page. I used this layout as an example for my March Feeling French Challenge over at

Here is a close up of some of the details:

This is the Leaky Shed Eiffel tower, which is not part of the kit, but I did purchase it separately at  The woodable in the lower right hand corner is a Scraputante EXCLUSIVE.  All hand carved and such a beautiful addition to the kits!  There will be many more designs of woodables to come in the near future!

This is a close up of the Dusty Attic Fleur di Lis that i simply covered in white acrylic paint and then I used Pink stickles to give them some sparkle. 

Here is a closeup of the flowers and scroll in the upper righthand corner of the layout.  The flowers came from my stash, but the Leaky Shed scroll is part of the kit.  I used stickles and glimmer mist on the flowers to make them the right color and make them pop a bit.  The Scroll, I covered with white acrylic paint and then used Tattered angels Glimmer Glaze to color it...I used Plumeria and Fuzzy coconut on this scroll.

Here is a closeup of the lower right hand corner, where I used some more flowers from my stash.  The Chair is from Prima's Mistable package that is available at Scraputante also.  I used Lindy's Stamp Gangs Mist and Tattered angels Tattered leather glimmer mist on the chair.

Here is another layout featuring my beautiful friend Amy and her gorgeous photos.  I used lots of mists, paint and embossing powder on this layout.  The frame around the photo is also an EXCLUSIVE Woodable, chick I painted with white Acrylic paint, than I used embossing powder to stamp and then put perfect pearls.  I then misted with Bahama Blue Glimmer Mist.

Here are some closeups:

Here you can see the Woodables, and the amazing Chippie from Harmonie.  The dress form I simply painted it white and then distressed it with sandpaper.  The flowers are teeny tiny flowers by Zva Creative.  They started out white and were colored with Plumeria Glimmer Glaze, and added some tulle I had in my stash.  The design in aqua is embossed using my cuttlebug and then inking over the embossing.  The lace is also part of the kit.

 This shows a closer view of the Woodables, as well as one of the stamps and Tea Dye Distress Embossing powder I used.  I do not heat emboss enough...and want to attempt to utilize this technique more.  I also used Adirondack Acrylic Dabbers for the brown paint you see here.
 Here is a butterfly that I also used the Distress embossing powder and stamps.  This is a CTMH stamp that I recently picked up

This month has been my favorite so far. I hope you have enjoyed looking at my design team work this month.  Head on over to to order your kit today.  Quantities are limited so make sure you run don't walk!! You will not be sorry!  You can also see some of my fellow design team members work there....So much talent on this team!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I would love to hear what you think!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

We have a Winner!

Hello All,

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner of my giveaway.  The winner is..........Izzyb..and here is what she said:

I follow your blog and Scraputante's! Great project. My style started out clean and simple but is ever evolving.

Izzy, please send an email to me ( and I will get you your $10 gift certificate to Scraputante!

Thank you everyone who participated...Watch for March 5th which is Scraputante's Reveal Day