Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Scrap for a Cure kits

Finally the day has come! The April Scrap for a Cure kit is revealed. There are 2 kits this month. Take a peek here: SFAC Also this month Kelly Goree is the guest designer, I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what she has created!

Best of all the new charity for this quarter will be Donate Life!

Here's my layouts for this month:

This is just a little journaling pocket. Very simple to attach to any layout.







Make sure you stop on by the site and check out the gallery!

Melanie

I have to show you 1 more...

I have to share one more layout from A Kiss on the Chic! Since I had the baby kit, I wanted to make a layout that looked vintage. Even though this photo is only 5 years old it don't look it. First I printed it in a sepia tone, sanded the edges and inked them for an aged appearance. All the embellishments are in the Baby Boy kit from the April A Kiss on the Chic kit, which will reveal tomorrow (April 1) at 8:00 AM PST. I really went all out and distress the all the papers using ink and the wrinkle effect on them.



Thanks for looking and have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, March 30, 2009

How about another A Kiss on the Chic layout????

Here's a quick little project I made from my scraps left over from the A Kiss on the Chic kit. Plus, it was a perfect way to showcase the beautiful frame in the kit! It was one of my favorite pieces made by Melissa Frances, plus those cute little ticket stubs in the kit work perfect in a little minibook.

Perfect gift to make for a grandmother that wants to show off her grandson.

This is my third child, Kaden (5 years ago). I miss those days. Now he's in school telling me he has a girlfriend but they are not married yet. YIKES!



Scrap for a Cure Layout!!!!

Day 3 of our Blog Hopping Party!

How about a full peek today?!?!?!?



Lots of layering and distressing going on here. To make the alpha's match I sanded them a bit and inked the edges.

The flower I used glimmer mist on lace and and a thread and needle to make a flower, used some of the Prima lace and again a needle and thread, popped a brad and made this one of a kind flower. (unless of course you make one, then we'll have matching flowers!)

Here's a profile view of all the detailed cutting and layers.


Here's a link to link up with the rest of the design team to see their peeks!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

One layout!

I have never blogged so much in one weekend ever.

I thought before the weekend needed and I'm a scrapping frenzy I would share 1 layouts I made with the April A Kiss on the Chic Baby Boy kit. Ok, so technically this layout is not of a 'baby' but I loved the colors and the paper matched his shirt exactly! There is much more you can do with a kit if you scrap by colors and not theme. But, don't worry the rest of my stuff has baby pictures on them.

Lots of layering here. I hand cut the tree and used glossy accents on the polka dot paper for some added texture.






A Kiss on the Chic sneak peeks

I'm really scrapbooking like crazy this week.

Here are the peeks from the baby boy kit from A Kiss on the chic!









Off to work on some more stuff! Have a great day!~

Second Scrap for a Cure peek...

Today is Scrap for a Cure's second day of the blog hopping party and this little picture of bunnies hopped right over!

This is the grundgeboard from the April kit. I added a little bit of fluff for the cute little tails (I recycled the fluff from some old stuffed animals). To get the perfect color for the bows to match my alpha's I used finger nail polish! The color was perfect and it leaves a nice shine.



Make sure you hop on over to Scrap for a Cure and link up to the rest of the peeks! Here's a link to get you started! Start here!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

My Blog Winners!

Today's the day! My day to give back. We have 2 $10 Rak's up for grabs!

The picking of the names was really a process! I wanted to be fair and totally random! So I found a helper, more than willing to do all the work while I snapped the pictures!

Ok, lets get started. We have a list of all comments!

This is the actual cutting up of all comments:

The mixing up of all the comments:

Now she's ready to pick out the first name:

The first winner is:

Renae (ziggydogdoggy)!!!! Yeah Way to go!

Next mixing up names again!

Picking out the second winner:

And our second winner is:

Leanne! Woo hoo!

Ok, ladies! Send me an email (email link is on the upper right hand side of my blog) and I'll tell you how to get your $10 gift cert. to A Kiss on the Chic!

Thank you all for playing and leaving all the comments! This was fun. I plan to do more Rak's in the future so keep checkin' back!

Scrap for a Cure Blog Hop Party!

Time for a blog hop party! All the girls at Scrap for a Cure are posting sneaks of there work for the next couple days! We would like you to hop from blog to blog!

I got to work with April's main kit this month.

Here's my peek for today! Can you believe this was just a white piece of lace and a orange piece of yummy Prima lace. Add a little sewing, a spray of glimmer mist, pop a brad in the middle and you have a one of a kind flower!

Ok start here: Scrap for a Cure and follow the lovely design teams blogs! Have fun!

Friday, March 27, 2009

A Kiss on the Chic Kit Sneak Peeks

Wow, this is a lot of kits! These are the 6 kits for April. The more you buy the bigger discount you'll get! The kits go up on April 1 at 8:00 am PST (that's not a joke either!)

If you click on them you'll be able to see the entire picture.

I was given the baby boy kit for my DT kit. But, after a recent development today-the teen boy kit is one it's way to my house in need of creating! Woo hoo! I can't wait to play with the grunge kit!

AKOTC has an amazing guest designer in the works for this month! A very talented lady and well known in the scrapping industry! Can you guess who it is????? The 2 new DT girls will also be starting this month. So many good things going on this April. Plus the class I'll be teaching using Laura's kit she'll put together for the crop. I'm just excited!

ok, back to the kits!

Kit 1: Teen girl

Kit 2: Teen boy
Kit 3: Childhood girl
Kit 4: Childhood boy
Kit 5: Baby boy (this is one I have!) I LOVE Brown, blue and orange!!!!!
and last by not least Kit 6: Baby girl
Phew! I told you there was alot!

Happy Scrapping! I'll be posting some sneaks this weekend!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Scrap for a Cure Peek!

I just spend the last couple days playing with the April Scrap for a Cure kit. This kit is fun! There's even glimmer mist in it! Here's a peek of the main kit! There is will be a mini kit available too!

Here's one little peek! They will be more to come during our blog hopping party this weekend! Check back around the 28th for more peeks. Oh wait, there is one more peek. Check out the Scrap for a Cure Blog! I have 2 on there!

Fun kit, isn't it!?!!?!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

How about a RAK?????

In lieu of all my recent good news, I have decided to give back!

Since all my good news came in groups of 2. I'll go with that. There will be 2 chances to win! That's right you get 2 chances! I'll be picking 2 winners for a $10 gift certificate for A Kiss on the Chic. All you have to do is leave me a comment!

I'll be picking the 2 lucky winners this Saturday!

When you done here, head on over to the fabulous Deb's blog I hear she's got something up here sleeve too!

Hope to see you at Willow Traders this Thursday for some fun!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Best week ever!

After sending in my submission and waiting a few weeks I just got the news.......A Kiss on the Chic as invited me to come back and design for another term! In addition to this wonderful news, I'm really excited about Laura's new design team. She choose 2 new girls, of whom are amazing scrapbook artists. Along with talented Deb and Norma! All the girls blogs are on my sidebar, please check them out.

Laura has mentioned on her blog that I will be "teaching" at a crop this April. My friend, Lisa Falduto will be hosting the crop. I'll be working on a make n' take project sponsored by A Kiss on the Chic, I'm very excited to help out!

You probably noticed I redid my blog...again! I love it!!! It's so pretty. I found the blog gear at the House of 3. Make sure you check out all the cute stuff! I'm not a digital person and if I can redo my blog, anyone can!

I just wanted to mention I'm having the BEST WEEK EVER!!!!!! Who would have known I have would have come this far. I excepted 2 design teams positions this week, I won 2 packages of scrapbook goodies (one is full of all the new Graphic 45 products). Woo hoo!

Also, today I just received my very first Scrap for a Cure kit and it rocks! Tons of possibilities in one box. You can go in so many directions and every single page it going to look different. Did I mention there is Tim Holtz products in it?!?!?!?!

Thank you all for stopping on by and visiting. I hope you all have a great week! I'm passing my luck on to all of you!

I think with all this good news I need to have a RAK contest. Let me come up with a prize and I will post a new thread in a couple of days! Make sure you check back around mid week!

Melanie

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Come one, come all...



Join Deb and myself for some uniquely chic fun at Willow Traders, this Thursday, March 26!

There will be some fantastic prizes, games, creating and one HUGE prize. Don't miss you chance!

See you under the Willow Tree!

A little creating today!

Another Sunday at home...

I had an acrylic mini album and decided to take it apart, repunch some of the hole and make it into a wall hanging. I masked off the middle and used paint and distress ink on the outer edge. I kept it pretty simple so you would be able to see through it and added a bit of grunge board and rub-ons.

-A couple close-ups:




Hope you are all enjoying your day! I know I am.

Be preparred for a ton of creating this week! I'll be working on my new Scrap for a Cure dt kit! I expect here tomorrow and boy am I ready! I'm actually going to go to the PO tomorrow first thing in the morning and grab so I can get started asasp!

Melanie

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A big Announcement!!!!!!!!!!

I'm excited and honored to announce that I have been invited by Scrap for a Cure to be a part of their design team. Please check out the site and visit often! Scrap for a Cure


I'll be starting right away so be sure to check back soon for updates, peeks and all the wonderful stuff that comes along scrapbook kits!

A huge thank you to Patti and Diana for asking me to be a part of their team!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My goal...

First off don't laugh or judge me but... I have decided this is the year for me! I mean to (try) exercise. Sure I use the elliptical now and then during the winter. During the summer months I walk with a friend 3 miles, 4 times a week. I feel I can do better. I'm going to run!!!! It's not like I'm training for a 5K or anything but just a like jog now and then. Actually I'm just jogging along my 5 year old while he rides he's bike. (it's looks better when people are looking at me. See this way it looks like I'm trying to keep up with him.)--see another good plan.

But, really I do have an actual plan. This is my plan: Couch to 5K I don't know if I'll ever get past week 2 and if I'm stuck on week 2 all summer-that's fine by me. It means I got past week 1. I'm on day 2 and it's 2 days better I did before.

Let just hope my legs keep up!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Lazy Sunday!

We don't get many Sunday's were there is no agenda. I took advantage it today! It's finally warming up outside-well that is, if you consider 45 warming up. We do though! The kids are enjoying time outside, Scott's changing oil in the cars and as for me I'm I'm enjoying the quite time to play with some of the Tim Holtz products I purchased last weekend (in addition to what I had already). I'm using the tiny ATC cards just to get the basic techniques down. Plus I have 100's of them, 650 to be exact!!!

On the 1st and 3rd card I did a technique using heat embossing, distress inks and taking an iron over it to remove the embossed finish and get a "resistance" look to it. After ironing you get a smooth to the touch finish.

The middle one is something similar Tim Holtz did on one of his technique tutorials. I wanted to try the crackle paint. Very fun stuff!

I'm going to play with the alcohol inks now!!!!

It's just fun to get out those supplies and not have particular project and learn new techniques.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

I have been tagged!

Laura, from A Kiss on the Chic tagged me!

So I had to stop what I was doing, (which was checking emails and blogs). Take a quick photo of myself. (just to remind you I just got done working so...need I say more).


Now it's my turn to tag 3 people to do the same. I will be pick 3 of my blog readers:

1. Louise: http://cafelouise.blogspot.com/

2. Nicole: http://happinessis-nicholas.blogspot.com/

3. Rose: http://roseohio-myblog.blogspot.com/

I hope you girls don't mind, I wanted to pick some of my followers! So go ahead a take a photo of yourself and get it up on your blog!!!!

Have a great day everyone!!!!!!

Melanie

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Kiss on the Chic Willow Event....

To celebrate Willow Traders birthday month A Kiss on the Chic will be hosting a day. Which day you ask???? That is a surprise! But I'll tell you it is in the month of March!

Date: TBA!

Time: All Day!

Place: Willow Traders

Hosts: Deb F and Myself!

Come join us at Willow Traders for lots of fun and great prize packages!

Let me know if you going to join us!!!!! Maybe if you RSVP, I'll spill the date!!!!

Happy Birthday Willow Traders

Sunday, March 8, 2009

A little shopping today

As many of you know I love Tim Holtz products. I already own a bunch but, you can imagine my surprise when I seen the display up at Michael's craft store today. Yippy! I don't have a LSS anywhere closer than 1.5 hours away so this is great news for me.

I also had a 20% coupon for entire purchase so I just had to shop! I have always wanted to try these alcohol inks so I purchased 1 set to play around with.

I love all the metal embellish so I picked up 2 for now. Love the new stamps sets. I'll be getting more of these but just 1 pack today!

Oh, and this lonely boarder punch. I love boarder punches and I have heard some rave reviews this morning so since it was on sale....need I say more!!???!?!?!

I also picked up a couple other items for my art journaling.
The kids are coming in from the snow so I have to make them some hot cocoa and maybe a cup for myself.
Enjoy the day!
Melanie