Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Other Jan Kit

Its called Home Sweet Home and features 3 Bugs in a Rug. Here is a link to the store and details. LINK

and a picture of my kit before I played with it:

The papers are so cute and the extras are awesome. I love the Kaiser bling circles, the SR chipboard houses, and the Fancy Pants clear stuff.

I've made 4 layout with the kit so far but can only show you 3 of them. The 4th is for the newsletter and you will have to wait to see that one. Watch the forum for that to come out any day.

So on to the layouts.

I used the week 52 sketch from the "52 Sketches. . . 52 Weeks" blog for this layout.

This one was based on the sketch over at Sisterhood of Scrap

I already posted this one but thought I would post it again with the others for the kit.

So, isn't this kit awesome? Go to the store and buy yours now! They are on sale. Better yet, buy a subscription to the kits. The option to do so is now available. Check out the details for that here:

While you are at it, join the forum and come play with us! We would love to have you at!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Cosmo Cricket GiveAway

I linked in another post to a fabulous mini-book class using the Cosmo Cricket Christmas line on Leah Killian's Blog. Now she is giving away a huge box of FABULOUS Cosmo Cricket goodies... what could be better??? Check out her blog HERE!

January Kit at SD4U

Scrapbookdeals4U has another month of beautiful kits. One of the kits features Basic Grey Offbeat. Here is a pic I took of my kit when I got it:

And here are the first set of layouts I've made with this kit:

Click the blinking in my sidebar to check these kits out in the store. They go on sale tomorrow!

oh yeah, Martha is having an amazing end of the year sale too. Everything in the store is 40% off (except kits and already on sale items). Enter code sale40 at check out. If you buy a kit you can get free shipping too if you select store pick up. Don't miss out on the sale. Its on through New Years Day!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Gift Layouts

My cousin Samantha in front of the SLC temple.

My cousin Vauri's hubby Jay and their beautiful baby girl Ava!

These feature the January SD4U kits!

I have 2 more pages made with one of my kits and I'll be back to post those after i photograph them.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Toot for me!!!

Back on Dec 15th I was given Layout of the Day at Treasured Scrapbooking. You want to see the layout that was picked???

This is Kylie's 2nd grade school picture and I used the November Nonsense kit at SD4U. Here is a link to the kit in the store. LINK

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

January Peeks

Here are a few sneaks of the January kits at Scrapbook Deals 4 U. The kits are awesome again! They will be on sale January 1st. There will also be a subscription option starting then. How exciting is that! Be sure to check out the site for details.

This kit features Basic Grey and its awesome!

This is my first lo using this kit.

This kit features 3BugsinaRug. Its sososososo cute!

This is my first layout with this kit! Its such a great kit!

Christmas Projects

SoCalScraps Color Challenge

Handmade Ornament from Pinky's tutorial

Layout challenge to use a white background

Christmas wall hanging

Christmas Tag

Gift card holders

Another handmade Ornament. I gave this one to my mom. The kidsand I made another one for our tree but I didn't take a picture.

Blind layout (I got the step by step directions to make the layout not seeing a finished product before hand)

This is the covered box and candy bars I made for our Primary board. They looked really cute! This was for Day 12 at Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

So there they are, a few projects I've done within the past few weeks. A lot of them were from a crop at Treasured Scrapbooking.

Be on the look out for January kit peekies for SD4U! I'm going to post some soon!!!

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Repeat Post and New SD4U kits

I just had to repeat this post over here, but with some more detail:

If you post a super cute picture on your blog and I see it, I may "borrow" it and create a scrapbook page for you. I already have given 2 pages away. One was to Greg and Jess.

and the other one was for Julie, my sister in law.

I have two more sitting on my desk waiting to give to the owners! I'm so excited about them. Do you think it could be yours?

I'll give you a hint, one of the pictures was posted over the weekend and the other picture I got in an email.

I can't wait to share them soon!

The thing is that I made them using the January kits from SD4U ( I got the kits last night from Martha and they are so beautiful that I couldn't go to bed without creating 2 layouts. I absolutely love these kits and the layouts.

Here is a hint about the two kit options this month:

Post a comment if you know which lines we are featuring this month!

Monday, December 15, 2008

All I Want For Christmas

This is my layout for the Scrapping The Music blog challenge this week.

Doesn't Kylie look like she just got the best present ever?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Some stuff

Here are a few things I have created lately but not blogged about:

My To Do list! Its framed behind glass and you just write on it like a white board. The white board/dry erase pens wipe right off. How cool is that?

I'm making these for the kids' school teachers. I think they are so fun.

My button tree was made with help from all my kids. Covering the terracota pot with paper was a pain and hard to figure out but I love the result.

This is a layout using one of our engagement pictures.

This is for the Dec sketch challenge at socalscraps featuring a PageMaps sketch.

Gettin Sketchy

I found this fun blog, Gettin Sketchy. I used the December 1st sketch for this layout.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Inks, Adhesive, and a Tutorial

Leah Killian has an awesome article up on her BLOG about these 3 things. And she uses Cosmo Cricket's Christmas line like is in the SD4U Christmas kit.

Check it out! Here is a peak at the project.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Are you ready to create a fun project?

Here we go!

I have a thing for advent calendars and counting down the day until Christmas. I think it stems from only having one advent growing up and having to take turns with my 3 siblings putting the little ornaments up on the felt tree. I want my kids to have lots of chances to put up the trinkets so I have lots of calendars. So with that said, here is a project!

Gather your supplies.
1 cookie sheet (I got mine from the dollar store)
2-4 pieces of your favorite paper
2 pieces of trim
letter stickers
number stickers
25 chipboard pieces
stickles/glimmer mist/anything blingy!

1. Cut your first piece of paper in half and fit it into the cookie sheet. I had to round my corners and trim it a bit.
2. Cut your second piece of paper to fit across the middle of your cookie sheet. I left about two inches at the top and bottom of the sheet.
3. Punch two borders out of contrasting colored paper and adhere to the top and bottom of the center piece. You can ink these for added contrast if you wish.
4. Adhere trim over seams of paper. I used ribbon, but use whatever floats your boat.
5. Add your title with Thickers or stickers to the cookie sheet. Mine says "25 Days of" on the top and "Christmas" on the bottom.
6. Adhere a center square of paper to the middle of your cookie sheet and divide it into a 5x5 grid. My piece is 7" x 7" and the squares are 1 3/8". At this point, I sprayed Glimmer Mist over the whole cookie sheet to give it some sparkle.
7. Embellish your 25 chipboard pieces. I used various stars from my American Crafts stash. I inked each star and covered with stickles and Pink Paislee Pixie Stix glitter.
8. Add your numbers to each square on your grid. I used a mix of what I had on hand. You could cut these with your Cricut to get uniform looking numbers.
9. Glue large flower to top corner if you wish. (from Christmas kit)
10. Add magnets to the back of each chipboard piece and you are done!

More Dec kit

This first layout is created from a sketch on the 52 sketches blog. And since I combined SD4U's December kit with pieces of the May kit, I'm submitting the layout to WeKitUNot (another fun blog).

This second layout was created with the SD4U Dec kit as well. I followed the instructions for SoCalScraps Happy Hour last Friday. Kristy gave awesome instructions for this beautlful layout. See the Happy Hour directions HERE! and HERE