Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Here are the 3 kits that Martha has selected for March over at SD4U. These are the manufacturers/lines that will be in there!!! Exact pictures will come in a few days. Each one is just FANTASTIC!

Here is "Hippity Hoppity" by We R Memory Keepers. I get to use this one!! I told Martha at CHA that Easter is one of the few holidays that I have lot of photos for. Somehow I am not caught up with this holiday. She remembered and I get to play with this wonderful kit!!! Heather and Misty also will be using this kit...all three of us have certainly got the kiddos to fill these super cute pages with!

Here is "Estate Sale" by Bella Boulevard. This kit is fantastic for family or even masculine layouts! Kris B., Kristine D., and Mette get to work with this one...I can't wait to see how they use it!

And HERE is "Material Girl" by Cosmo Cricket. I LOVE this line! LG and Nicole get to create with this one..and I can't wait to see what beautiful things they create with their kits!!!

My favorite part about this month's kits is that EVERY KIT comes with it's own BOTTLE OF SHIMMERZ SPRITZ???!! I'm buying the extra kits just for that fact alone!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Roses are Red Crop

This weekend is hosting a Valentine crop online. There are 12 challenges and several games going on. So far I have created layouts and projects for almost all of the challenges. Most of what I created was with the Feb "All You Need is Love" kit. Here is my stuff!

#1 a Menu Challenge
You pick your menu, later its revealed what scrappy supplies match up with your order and you create a layout from that order! So fun!
This was my order:

Frozen Margarita.......................................Solid White
Shrimp cocktail .........................................ribbon
Grilled Halibut.............................................must have only 2 photos
Garlic mashed
Classic Chocolate Cake.......................................................your choice

***Mandatory Champagne Toast to Celebrate Martha's Birthday!!!

I also used an Inspired Blueprints sketch for inspiration.

#2 This is based on an exclusive sketch by Kristine Davidson of Creative Scrappers. She is one of our 2 brand new designers at sd4u and we are so excited she is here too!

This is the sketch:

I covered these chipboard hearts with Glimmer Mist, Glossy Accents, and Martha Stewart Glitter. They look super pretty in person!

#3 was to craft something with your kids.

Wes and I made this Valentin box for his school party. I covered it in paper and deco tape. Wes applied the stickers when his homework was done. I've never seen him do his homework as eagerly before! lol

I'm still working on #4!

#5 is a challenge where you are assigned a secret "crush" and you have to scraplift them. I lifted DT KrisB's wonderful layout from the gallery!

#6 was to create anything with typical Valentine colors and neutrals. I had some girls over the other night and this was the project I created with them. I taught them how to make the paper roses. The frames one was my sample and the other one I created as we went along that night.

#7 was to be mostly red and/or pink and journal about why you love your subject.

I love those Jenni Bowlin alphas (My Tiny) and the Glimmer mist on this page. I also glimmer misted the hearts and covered them with Glossy Accents.

#8 was to use fancy flowers and bling on a layout. I used a Magpie sketch by Julie Bonner for this one.

#9 was like an ad inspiration, but it was of the family and Steve needed a pic of the family today for church. I forgot to take a pic bewfore he left. (I'm home with 2 sick kids)

#10 is not yet done.

#11 was a challenge by Martha. One of the parts of the challenge was to create these paper roses. They are not that hard and look pretty fantastic. Thanks for the tutorial Martha!

and last but not least was #12, use a love song in your title.

So, there are my projects for the crop. Have you been playing along. You have until Monday to upload your work to the forum. Did you know that they grand prize is a 3 month DT spot???

Inspired Blueprints and a Feb Kit

Inspired Blueprints is an ning site with lots of inspiration. I just complete 2 layouts with sketches from that site as starting points. Here are the 2 layouts.

These layouts were made with the February kit from, the kit club I design for. Here is a link to the kit:

This kit is actually sold out already. Martha's kits are fantastic though, and seriously packed with scrappy goods! With this kit alone, I made 9 layouts! As a subscriber, the kit costs just $26. That is less than $3 per page! What a great value. I'll have more to post in a bit so you can see what else I made with this kit!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Roses are Red Crop is in Just a Few Days!

Here is a list of all the challenges that we will be having next weekend at the Roses are Red Crop!

1. "Valentine's Date Night"
2. "Show Me the Love!"
3. "Kids Card Class"
4. "Unexpected Surprise"
5. "Scrap~lift Love"
6. "Be My Valentine"
7. "Who do You Love?"
8. "Roses And Diamonds"
9. "Shower Me with Love"
10. "Sending You a Letter"
11. "Blooming Beauties"

:shew: Have I sparked your interest??? :scrapper: Are you ready to get scrappy???

Come join us in the forum and play along!

You could be our next Guest Design Team Member!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Have you heard?

Scrapbook Deals 4 U will be hosting a super fun online crop over Valentine's Day weekend! There will be several awesome games, challenges, contests, giveaways and prizes! Come over now and get started on some of the monthly challenges as a warm up!

The Grand Prize is a design team spot for 3 months!

Martha and her design team are currently working on getting all of the plans in place...more details will be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Origins Kit from SD4U

This kit is so beautiful and so much fun to play with. The patterns can be a little tricky, but with some planning and consideration, the layouts turn out beautifully! All the embellishments are great too! I have almost used my entire kit up with these 6 layouts!

This is Weston with a typical 1st grade mouth, full of holes! He often does not want his picture taken. I try to suprise him with the camera. The pic on the right is one of those surprise pics. I think its from the end of summer and he is sporting a nice swimmers tan! I love the black ric rac in the kit!

Here is Wade with the 3D glasses from a Toy Story movie. Lots of Glimmer Mist on the die-cut round paper and the cream paper under the ribbon.

A fairly recent picture of me with some personal journaling. Kylie wanted me to explain it to her, and I couldn't. She just doesn't need to know all the grown up details yet. Don't you just love the BG woolies?

Wade on our backyard swing set that we had to leave at our old house. This layout made all my kids sad! They miss their old backyard. Something interesting about this layout-I was trying to get that butterfly rubon to stick down to the photo and it just wouldn't stick. It has glitter in the rubon (SO PRETTY), but the slick photo didn't have enough grab. I think it would have stuck to paper ok, but I wanted it on the photo. Instead of rubbing until my fingers fell off, I decided to trim around the butterfly. I adhered it like a transparency rather that a rubon! I don't think you can even really tell either. So there is my little hint! If your rub-on won't rub-on, use it like a transparency piece!

This is a pic I took with my dad's dSLR in the summer. I love this pic! Its Wes on his b-day at my mom's swimming pool.

These pics are from when Steve and I went to Chicago last spring for a medical billing conference. One night we went to Wrigley Field for a game. Steve was in heaven. I still plan on journaling on this one. The edges of the pp are torn and folded back. The dark spots on the layout are because I took this pic when it had rained and their were water drops on my windows. I was trying to use the sunshine that we had between storms and this one ended up looking a little spotted. The spots are not there in real life!

So, there you go. There are my layouts with the Origins kit. Such a pretty kit, and yet I made almost all boy layouts! What will you make with your kit?