Saturday, February 28, 2009

1 done!

1 done...3 more to go! My fingers are covered in gesso and ink, the paper is flying and I'm buring through adhesive...I'm on a mad dash to finish up the DT work for AKOTC.

The Kiss on the Chic kits flew off the shelves just like I said they would. Laura is doing a reorder, please let her know if you want anything and get your name on a list.

I'll be back tomorrow with more!

***I just wanted to post a comment for those of you that bought the February project kit from A Kiss on the Chic. I have had a few emails with questions and I don't mind helping you. If you have any questions please feel free to email me!***

Tonight's the Reveal!

March, A Kiss on the Chic kits reveal tonight at 6:00 Pacific time! Don't be late, these kits are going to fly!

I wanted to share a couple peeks of a layout I just complete! I have a couple more things to work on this evening.





Don't forget 6:00 Pacific time, 8:00 Central time and 9:00 Eastern time!
Have a great evening!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday!

Phew, what a week!

I have just spent the last day and half without internet. I know for some this isn't a huge deal. But, for me it is...You see I'm overly addicted. Really! Just ask my family. Maybe it was our snowstorm that knocked it out, I really don't know. But it's back and I'm back!

I just received the March A Kiss on the Chic kit today. So stayed tuned for peeks of my projects. The kit will be up for sale tomorrow, Saturday Feb 28 at 6:00 California time. That's around 8:00 my time and 9:00 on the East Coast.

For the weekend we are going to a science fair. The kids love it! We had gone before, we ended up staying about 3 hours and I came home with around 200 pictures and the kids were on the local news. This year I'm going to try taking less photos and try more of the hands stuff. It's really pretty interesting.

Sunday we are playing bingo again (I know, I know what you are thinking) but it's fun! The kids really enjoy it and at the same time I'm teaching my 5 year old his numbers and the importance of loosing a game. It's for fun and the money goes for a good cause.

Hope you all enjoy your Friday evening, as for me I'll be scrapbooking. I love spending Friday nights hanging in my scrapbook room til the wee hours of the morning!

***just coming back to edit this. I wanted to point in the direction of some awesome peeks from AKOTC March kits. Just follow this link! http://akissonthechic.typepad.com/laura_mccollough_scrapboo/2009/02/what-to-see-some-sneak-peeks.html

Melanie

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Little Shoebox layouts

Remember the prize I won from My Little Shoebox, well I used most of it up!!!!! The papers are so cute and easy to work with. I can't wait til I can get my hands on more of their stuff.

I made these 2 layouts so far. I know it's hard to see from these pictures but there is a ton of dimension on these pages. I love cutting all the little pieces from the pattern paper, add a few foam pop-dots and da-ta instant embellishments!














Thanks for looking! I have to clean up my scrapbook room now and get ready for the March, A Kiss on the Chic kit that will be coming shortly. I can't wait to design with it. The kit is so pretty!

Enjoy your Monday evening!

Melanie

BINGO!

We spent a Sunday afternoon playing BINGO! Can you believe it??!!?!?!? Actually it was fun and the kids had a blast. Here's a couple photos of me and the kids. I think Scott had more fun talking to his friends than actually playing.



I have been working with the My Little Shoebox kit and will post my layouts in a bit!
Have a great Monday everyone!
Melanie

Friday, February 20, 2009

A fun box...

LOOK!!! Look what UPS just dropped off for me! I was one of the lucky winners from My Little Shoebox. I can't wait to dig and and use this cute stuff! This some of the new CHA release from them. Here's a link to their site: (http://www.mylittleshoebox.com/)




I'm going to start making something this weekend. I'll post my project next week!!!!

What a great way to start off a weekend! Thank you My Little Shoebox Company!

Melanie

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Home Decor Pieces

I made these little wall hanging a couple weeks back but never posted them.

I wanted to make something for the bare spot in my family room. I came across these little 6x6 frames at Target. A set of 3 cost $2.50!!!! Love finding deals like that! I took the glass out and altered them. I Love using black and white photos and all the colors I used are the colors in the room!

Full set:

Here's some closeups:



Now I'm going to hang them on the wall! Thanks for looking!

Melanie

Lovely shades of green

I just came across the beautiful sneak peek of March's A Kiss on the Chic kit. So many beautiful pieces! I love the flowers and Prima papers. I can't wait to play with it!!!!!!

Tell me...what do you think of all the loveliness of the shades of green and pretty flowers.

Wanna know a secret...there is a project kit for March that certain coffee drinkers might just flip for :) Keep you eye peeled for sneak of that kit!



There's actually more to this picture, so please visit the A Kiss on the Chic blog to get a full view! http://akissonthechic.typepad.com/


Have a wonderful day!!!!


Melanie

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Back up and running!!!!

My blog is back up and running!!!!

Thanks for coming back to visit! And for those that come back, I have added a link for followers, please go ahead and add yourself! The link is on the sidebar towards the bottom.

I have to give credit to Shabby Miss Jenn (http://www.shabbymissjenndesigns.com/) for the beautiful blog gear! She can sure makes beautiful designs that are easy to work with! Hope you all have a great day!

Melanie


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Under Construction!

In case you stop by and wonder if you are in the right spot...you are! However, my blog is under construction!

Stop back in a couple days to see the new blog!

Monday, February 9, 2009

The weekend crop layouts

Here's a couple of the layouts finished at a weekend crop. I wish a crop would run ALL week instead of a weekend. Could image scrapbooking for 5 days?!?!?!?!? Imagine what a person could accomplish without having to worry about the house, the laundry, cooking, kids homework and the dog! Oh, and the responsibilities of a job.

Discover Nature: This layout is using some of the Cosmo Cricket line and Sassafrass Lass. So cute!

S'more Connoisseur layout is a little more of the Cosmo Cricket. As you can image we take ALOT of wet wipes with up when we camp. Every marshmallow ends up looking like this.

These picutres of my son sleeping were actually already scrapped about 4 years ago. I removed them and made something a little more fresh looking (Yes, I do this often). I love the Sassafrass Lass papers, they are sooo cute! As you can see I do alot of hand cutting of embellishment from the pattern paper.

Buddy of Mine layout is something I wanted to play around with and bring out the Maya Road Mists. They work wonderful on masks and chipboard. I also played around with cardboard to make the layout have a bit of a grundge look to it. Always have to add in a little Tim Holtz metal embellishments on a layout!

This is a simple 8.5 x 11 layout of my daughter, Khila. Again I used the Maya Road mists on the chipboard. It's so simple to cover the chipboard with just one little squeeze. Sure beats taking out the paint, paint try and trying to locate a paint brush that isn't all stuck together cause I didn't bother to wash it off the last time I used it.



I have some really cool picture frames I altered BUT, it's dark and raining. Yes you heard right, I'm in WI, it's February and it's raining. We haven't received snow in a month. I can't believe it.

This morning I woke up to an exciting email saying I won a prize. I infact won a GREAT prize, 1 won an entire line from My Little Shoebox. There products are so cute. Here's the link if you want to peek: http://www.mylittleshoebox.blogspot.com/

Hope you have a great day!

Melanie

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I was the guest designer for............

FISKARS!!!!!!!!!! Can you image my excitement when they asked me to design a layout and be the guest designer for February!?!?!?!?!

Here's a little peek to my layout. Click here to see the full layout: http://www.fiskarscrafts.com:80/projects/t_soar0209.aspx



I just came back from a weekend crop and I'm exhausted. I made some really cool set of frames for some wall decor. I'll post them later. The crop rocked! There are so many awesome girls to talk to and seeing the talent is amazing.

When I have to play catchup today with the house cleaning, grocery shopping and unpacking from the crop, so have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

Melanie

Sunday, February 1, 2009

My Project kit...

...SOLD OUT!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited, my first project kit and it flew off the shelves. Anyone of you that bought it have any questions please feel free to email me, I would love to help you out! There are so many things you can make with this project

I still want to share the inside pages with you!


Love this metal Patina frame!!

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Thank you to all those who purchased my kit from A Kiss on the Chic!

Melanie