Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Kiss on the Chic DT Work!

This month I had the pleasure of working with the Home kit from A Kiss on the Chic. Featuring My Little Shoebox papers and overlays. I think this is my favorite thing I have ever made! I love it and so does my daughter, Khila! My boys even asked if I could make them a sports one for their room. Looks like I have my work cut out for me. (actually I can't wait, I love altering and am looking forward to the challenge!)

A whole lotta handcut rolled hearts (about 100 or so!)

Cute door handle!


Found this quote and loved it.




Layout #1: It's a girl thing! What girl don't like to shop!



Layout #2. A celebration of the love of crafts! A girl after my own heart!

A door hanger for my front door! Isn't it cute and springish! The wooden house is actually from an old A Kiss on the Chic kit I realtered.

Remember kits go up at TONIGHT at 7:00 Pacific time! You can find shopping information here!

Scrap for a Cure Blog Hop Party!

We are still Blog hoppin at Scrap for a Cure. The kits go up for sale tonight at midnight pacific time. Here's one of my layouts using the mini May kit!!


These are 2 black and white photos and just using a yellow marker I highlighted the flowers.









I'll post the rest of my layouts later. Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A Kiss on the Chic sneak peeks

How about a sneak peek for A Kiss on the Chic kits this time!!!

These kits are very colorful, as you know My Little Shoebox is full of color and fun to work with. That being said, I looked at the papers and knew exactly what I wanted to make...

So here's a little peek of my altered canvas, ok 2 peeks:





These kits will be going up for sale on April 30 at 7:00 Pacific time. To check out the sneak peeks of the kits click here!

Second Peek for Scrap for a Cure

How about 2 sneaks? They belong to the same layout and I won't tell I just broke the rules of only posting one peek.

I printed 2 wallet size in black and white and used my yellow marker to color in the flowers to make them a focal point. I know I could have edited them on the computer...but I'm not into digital stuff and this was quick!


and you know you can always expect a little distressing on anything I do...

Don't forget to look for more sneaks from the DT! Here's a link back to the main message board thread. Have a great day!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Scrap for a Cure Sneak Peek Blog Hoppin'

I have had my kit for 4 hours and I already finished 2 layouts! Here's a peek of one using the mini kit this month. (I added the pearls from my own stash.)


Please join us, the Scrap for a Cure DT, and come blog hoppin' with us. Just start here!

More sneaks tomorrow!

Scrap for a Cure challenge

I'm the blogger of the week over at Scrap for a Cure, I have given a challenge for the week. I would love to see what you come up with!

Here's a link right to the blog post: http://www.scrapforacure.com/2009/04/monday-challenge-4-27-09/

Thanks for joining me!

Another note on Scrap for a Cure kits...the blog hopping party has begun! Make sure you check out all the DT's blogs for some sneaky peeks. To get yourself started, click on this!

My kit should arrive today and I'll be working hard on it today so stayed tuned! I seen a very cute picture of the kit of Jenni Bowlin, Sassafras, Hambly, My Minds Eye along with Cosmo Cricket. Have I peaked your interest?!?!?! And since it's the mini kit, you get a mini price of $19.95! How cool it that!

Stayed tuned for a ton of peeks this week!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Pretty kits!

It's my favorite time of the month! Almost better than Christmas. It's time for the A Kiss of the Chic sneak peeks!

I had to do a double take when I seen these. I love My Little Scrapbook products and these kits are full of them.

Kit #1: The Home kit (I'll be getting this one!)

Kit #2 The Garden Kit


and the Uniquely Chic kit, a kit for all crafters.... (including myself, gotta get me one of these). Included in this kit is: Painting, sewing, crochet, scrapbooking, beading and more! There's fabric, chipboard, felt, acrylic, transparencies, vinyl, crochet, thread and more!!


For a ton of more info and a look at some behind the scenes on the tea dying fabric, take a stroll to A Kiss on the Chic blog.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

just in case...

...you are wondering where I am, I'm here. I have a very busy week. Although, not to much in the crafting department-just life!

I have 2 kits in transit to me as I type this. I can't wait to make some layouts. Depending on the mail I should have both kits by the weekend and will be posting peeks and kit previews as I get them.

I'm working on a really cool interactive project for a child, I have a feeling this one will take me awhile to finish. I have a vision in my head and little by little I'm creating it. It's going to take some time but it's going to be worth it! Think trains, animals, Cosmo Cricket, mini books, puffy paper animals hand stitched among much much more. Sounds cool uh?!?!

I have to give my brother Mike, a huge shout out of congratulations! He now works for Brown County Sheriff's Department as a Deputy. This would be the city of Green Bay, WI. Home of the Green Bay Packers football team. A very proud day to watch him get sworn in and accept his awards.

For the family that comes and visits...

I apologize of the photos, I was way in the back and the lighting was bad. But here's a couple...

This is our mom presenting him with his badge. Way to go Mike!

and my children all dressed up!


Since we were out of town. I stopped at Archiver's and stocked piled up on Kaiser Craft wooden books and projects. I love altering those items.

That's about all my excitement this past week, stay tuned for next week, it's going to be a busy one!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Teaching!

I did it!

...and successfully I might add! All the ladies walk away with a finished project and they LOVED them!

The crop was a blast. Lisa did an amazing job of preplanning everything from the prizes, food, sponsors, among all the little details. I wish I would have taken photos of the table in the main crop area. They were setup very cute embellished with handmade flowers, candy, sprinkled with flower rhinestones. Oh, and chocolate!

Most of these photos are from my class. I split the group in to 3 classes through the day. With all the new techniques the ladies learned it's easier to give individual attention to each person.

Here's me explaining the project...



A bunch of Fiskateers! Fun group!

Lisa in the background working very hard!


Look at them work so quietly:

Jenny and Louise
Louise and Jen (both from Willow Traders)My friend and scrapping partner Kathy:

another hard working group:









Just peeking over to get a look:

This lady, Dolores, was so sweet, glad I got to meet her.





Look at Kathy go, I'm so proud her. She learned a bunch of new techniques. Thank you for coming with me Kathy!

Here's Lisa, our awesome Hostess for the day! Thank you Lisa for a wonderful crop! Lisa also taught a class.

Friday, April 17, 2009

All pack ready to go!

Saturday Lisa Falduto is hosting a crop. I have been asked to teach a make n' take sponsored by A Kiss on the Chic kit club. I'm so excited!!! I spent the day painting the wooden pieces, cutting wire and ribbon and sorting into piles for each person. I love doing this type of work. I really think this is my calling. I would love to design kits and package them.

Here's a quick look at kits on my living room floor.

Here's a little close up of the kit for the class.

Here's the finished project! Laura designed this mini album, isn't it the cutest!


All packaged!
and ready to go...

I have to give a huge shout out to this lady, Kim Hesson. She mailed me the wood for the kits. You know what they say about presentation. She NAILED it!!!!! The butterflies and banners were all tied together very neatly in PINK string and packaged in clear wrap. But look at this:

She very generously donated a gift to each participant at the crop. If you know me, I love anything vintage! Just look at that sheet music and lace. I can't wait to use the bird and beads. I'd just be happy carrying it around all day and looking at it, it makes me happy! Stop by Kim's blog and etsy shop and take a peek!

ok, wish me lots and lots of luck! This is my first time teaching a class. I'll be posting pictures of the actual class later this weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend!

oh, oh, oh, I have to bring you up to date on the bird. Ok, remember the bird a couple posts below. Ok, 4 days later we found a home for the bird. It wasn't the actual owner but he had a pigeon farm. He came here, we talked a bit. He mentioned the bird was skinny and had been wounded at one time. Took the bird home with him. So the bird was gone...until Today!

You guessed right...I went to let Zoey (our dog) outside in her caged pen and they sitting in her pen was Homer (the pigeon.) Amazing isn't it!?!?!?

I guess he can stay for a while. Perhaps he likes us, he stills follows up around outside. I fed him food and water today. As long as he keeps himself off my deck he can stay--for now!