Monday, May 31, 2010

Fresh Escapes...New BlueMoon kit!

Happy Memorial Day! I hope everyone is having a safe and happy holiday!

Today I'm going to share my first layout from the Newest BlueMoon kit called Fresh EscapesThe colors are perfect with the different shades of greens, blues, oranges, with a touch of black and lovely accent color of coral.

This is my first layout from the kit...

if i could pick the best brother, I'd pick you

I did lots of layering with the different papers, coral trim, Pink Paislee clear border stickers. I ever stitched a bit on the blue paper.

I had fun making these flowers. I used the Pink Paislee Pleated Ribbons. With the green piece, I cut the length in half and sewed the ends together to make the pleated flower and topped it off the the Pink Paislee Cork Buttons. (which is one of favorite things that came out this past winter!) To finish off the flower, I used the gray pleated ribbon for a stem.

I used a different set of alpha that came in the kit, I think it's fun to mix up the font and font sizes. Which you can still do because there are not 1 but 2 sets of alpha's included in the kit!

Would you like a peak of the fun, fresh kit!?!??!? Here ya go!

You can read about the contents and purchase this limited kit on the BlueMoon site!

Here's a quick peek of next weeks layout...

Have a great Memorial Day!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

just add butter...

I have been working with the new line from My Little Shoebox, called Just Add Butter.

As soon as I see the cupcakes I remembered some photos I took of my son making his own birthday/valentine's day cupcakes for school last year.


I wish I would have a closer shot of the top but it says...and they don't need aprons!

and my card...

I applied some stickles with a paintbrush over the chipboard alpha's. The out lining is done with the Sakura Gel pens, that Sakura donated to us. They really stand out on paper, 3d too and go on like butta'.

You have to see this cute line, lots of cute cupcakes and yummy colors.
Speaking of cupcakes, I have a really cute Punky Sprouts mini book I'm going to share next time.

Stay sweet and have a great Memorial Weekend!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Recycle Your Mist Challenge at BlueMoon this Month!

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle- famous words by Bob the Builder.  Let's do it!  Sure anyone can recycle their weekly garbage, but have you recycled your scrapbooking mists?

Let's play a Recycled Mist Challenge -use your leftover misted ink.

Playing with paper, sticker, chipboard, tissue, paper towels, paper bags... that has been recycled from leftover mist as the main challenge.  Using your Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Maya Road Mist, Smooch or own version made with re-inkers and a Ranger mini mister...

Here's how:
Spray your regular projects and keep the underneath layer to cut up or use whole.  If you spray on a craft sheet, use the leftover mist on the craft sheet for your project.

If you like to see a video on Lisa's project and a better idea of the challenge, please visit the Blue Blog here!

Here's my take on the challenge...

I didn't know where this project was heading, I just started to spray my green scalloped cardstock. I put in on a piece of kraft paper for photographing results...but in the end, I ended up using it instead of tossing it. Now that's recycling!

I ended up with a cool masked look after spraying...

After looking at the piece of kraft paper, I liked that as my background paper instead of the green scalloped which I was going to use. My little tip here to use up this leftover mist is too...

add shading to your layout. Just grab a piece of paper towel and dip it in the mist and use a circular swirl motion over the edges of the layout. It gives the edges a finished shaded look. I think a dry stencil brush would give a cool look too.

I also recycled those circles I had misted last week in my attempt to make those "show boards"...remember those (you can read about it here in this post!) and used them on this layout. Those circles are the ones misted with the  Maya Road Mists  just incase you were wondering.

ok, back to the green scalloped circle. Since I decided to use the other piece as the background, I cut the green  scalloped paper to represent one of those thinking or day dreaming bubbles. I used just leftover bits and pieces I had. Soo fun and my son loved the end result. Do you see the little cloud of smoke by the car...that was his idea. LOL!

All the pattern paper in this layout is the 6x6 Sassafras papers. Even though they are smaller, they still work well on large layouts. Don't limit yourself just because the papers are small. Those papers can be seen here!

I can't wait to see those Recycled mist layouts in the gallery. We have fun looking at the submissions each month. Post your entry anytime before June 19th in the BlueMoonGallery.  Upload a 4x6 with 72 resolution - this works best.  If you're having issues uploading it's usually because the image is too big/large a file.   Resize it and you're off to the races.  If you have problems email can enter 1 layout per challenge.Open to all US and International Scrappers. A winner will be chosen the week of June 21st.
If you have any questions in the mean time, let us know on the BlueMoon DT Blog. Also check back daily to see each dt members take on the challenge on the BlueMoon DT Blog.

oh, I almost forgot...did you see the newest BlueMoon kit? It's called Fresh-Escape! I just finished up 3 layouts this weekend with it. It's so pretty in person! I love how the coral, green and blue go together so well. The butterflies in the kit pick up the colors so well.

Have a great week!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Melanie's Monday post-Are you ready for a Curious Excursion?

Hello Everyone!

Have you seen the new kit, it's called Curious's awesome!

Here's some close-ups of all the yummy products...

and a full content list:
The Paper
1 - Girl's Paperie double-sided Paper
1 - Prima Marketing double-sided papers
1 - Graphic 45 double-sided papers
1 - 7gypsies double-sided paper
1 - Glitz Design double-sided paper
1 - Sassafras double-sided paper
3 - Studio Calico double-sided papers 

The Scrapbooking Goodies
Glitz Design Vintage Whatnots (10 pieces)
Glitz Design Vintage Paper Layers (6 pieces)
Pink Paislee Press Ons
Prima Marketing Alpha Stickers with bling
Jenni Bowlin Label Sheet
Tim Holtz Accoutrements Buttons ( 9 pieces)
Jenni Bowlin Vintage Buttons (12 pieces)
Prima Vintage Flower 2 3/4 inches
Prima Artistry Scribe Flowers ( 4 pieces)
Prima Vintage Butterfly 3 inches
1 - Prima Temple Leaf
Tim Holtz Distress Stickles Antique Linen
1 - Little Yellow Bicycle Canvas Border 12 inches
1 - 7gypsies gaffer Tape
Webster's Pages Brown Net Ribbon 1 yard
Prima Creme Ribbon 1 yard
Prima Beige Ribbon 1 yard
3 Prima Black Centers
1 Tim Holtz Word Key 

Don't worry I didn't take the day off, even though it's my birthday. I worked on a little project for myself this weekend. It's no secret I love mist..any mist...Tattered Angels, Maya Road, Shimmerz, Luminarte. This past week I was organizing and pulled out all my mist out from my drawer. To my surprise after looking each one over, I didn't have one duplicates...yet.But, I needed a way to organize them. Every time I would want to buy some mist online I have to haul piles of them up the stairs and set them up in front of the computer and then order.

My first thought was to spray pieces 3x3 square of paper, cut them out with a circle punch-label each color under it and make show boards. Great idea, but them I would have a pile of show boards. I don't have the room for them and 50 bottles of mist. Here's take 1 on that idea before I came up with a better idea...

 don't worry, these will not go to waste, I'll find use for them!

On Saturday, I went to a craft store and found these small pre-punch tags really cheap. I sprayed each tag with a different color and grouped them by manufacture. I have Tattered Angles, Maya Road, Luminarte and Shimmerz.

I found it interested after spraying the tags and seeing the finished results. The way the colors looked and the way they sprayed out of the bottle. 

These are the Maya Road Tags, they are rich in color and have a nice full coverage. I notice after they dried these were the only tags that stayed flat and didn't curl up.I have no idea why or the reason behind it, but thought it was cool.

These are the Tattered Angels tags...
Isn't it interesting to see the cool textures that come out of the Tattered Angles bottles. I guess that's were the "tattered" word comes from.

I'm glad I redid the tags and used the "tag and bookrings." They will be easier to carry up the step, to my computer so when I place my order at BlueMoon I can just site and look at my sample pieces.

I recently just decided to add a 5th book because of the new Tattered Angels Chalk Mists, have you seen these? BlueMoon just got them in and you can purchase them here!

I think since today is my birthday, I'll ask my husband to buy me the Tattered Angels Chalk Mists! What to you think, leave him a comment here and give him all the GOOD reason I need more mist--plus he'll need color idea's too, which ones????

Have a wonderful day! I know I will. Gotta get me some yummy birthday cake and ice cream, wish I could share with everyone!

oh before I leave, I really want to leave you with a peek of my next kit....It's so awesome!!!!!!

ok, now have a great day!

Monday, May 10, 2010

The last of the Man's Kit at BlueMoon and a GIVEAWAY!

Hello! Today I'm going to share my last layout from the BlueMoon's Man Scrapbooking Kit!

FALL OF 1946

As soon as a I seen the paper car graphic in the Graphic 45 paper, I knew exactly what photo I wanted to scrap. Meet Chet and Bev, my in-laws. They were married in the fall of 1946!

I used my paper punches on the 7 Gypsies Graffer Tape just to give a different look. This is the car I was talking about before. So cool!

The door is from the Teresa Collins WELCOME HOME paper. I embellished the handle with a vintage glass looking bead.

Here's another peek at the Man's Scrapbooking kit! Have fun with it, you'll get a ton of layouts from it. For more info on the kit and contents please visit the BlueMoon Scrapbooking site.

Next week it's time for a NEW KIT!!!! I'm so excited and I can't wait to share my creations with you!

I have just learned of a VERY cool giveaway, as you may know BlueMoon gives away a cool prize each week, but this week we are doing it a little different....Start out at Lynnette's Blog and follow along, here's a picture of the awesome prize package...

remember, start here!

Have a great day!

Saturday, May 8, 2010


This past winter in Wisconsin was certainly unusual. Only 2 big snow storms and just a handful of light snow days. I guess it was to good to be true....

This is what I woke up to:

Look at the snow flakes from last night they are huge!

I know if will melt but seriously???!?!?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Love My Tapes...

Last week I mentioned My Little Shoebox was sponsoring Love My Tapes. Well look at Love My Tapes featuring me! I'm on their blog today.

If you get a minute check out the blog!

Once again thank you to Love My Tapes! I had fun using them...and I never lost the cap (because it's connected to the adhesive runner)

Have a great day!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

READ ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!! A New Kit Club......


My friend, Lisa Falduto, is starting a new kit club, but not your ordinary kit club. Ladies, these are project based kits!!!! I would love for us to help her out, spread the word and congratulate her on this new journey.

Here's a brief intro of Paper Fashions Boutique....
  •  Distinctive Scrapbook Project kits released at the beginning of each month
  • Rotating variety of mini album, layout, card, and altered item/home decor kits.
  • Step by step instructions with color photos included in each kit
  • Once kits are gone they are gone.....but good news is that after kits sell out each month they can purchase the instructions alone. (that way they can gather their own supplies or use what they have to create the project)

Newsletter sign ups are happening now at and the site is set to launch the beginning of June.

I'm signed up for the newsletter...are you?!?!?!?!

Once again congratulations and best of luck Lisa!