Thursday, July 30, 2009

Graphic 45 CHA layouts

I've been a busy little bee the last couple of months working on projects for the Graphic 45 booth at CHA. Now that CHA has come to an end, I can start sharing them online. Here are a couple of my layouts:



I'll be sharing more Graphic 45 layouts in the next few days!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Count the Waves

Here is one more layout I made from the fabulous A Million Memories July kit. I love these papers from Prima's Flirty Little Secret line. It's one of my all time favorite paper collections. I added some of the recently released Prima flowers. Love Prima!!


The photo was taken by Melissa Walker-Scott of Lullaby Photo.

Friday, July 17, 2009

New from Shimmerz!!!

Shimmerz is releasing four new colors for summer!

The new colors are:
Caribbean Sunset Spritz,
Tickle Me Turquoise Shimmerz
Jilted Jade Shimmerz
Island Salsa Blingz

Aren't they pretty!? They'll be available very soon!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Graphic 45 -- new CHA releases

Graphic 45 has three new fabulous paper lines that are being released for CHA this summer. Head on over to the Graphic 45 site and take a look-see! The new paper lines are Domestic Goddess, Renaissance Faire and Christmas Past. I'm a VERY lucky girl because I just received all three of these new lines in the mail, and let me tell you, they are BEAUTIFUL! I've been busy creating a layout with the Domestic Goddess line, but I can't share it just yet. Okay, I'm off to go play with my beautiful Graphic 45 papers! I'll post some sneaks soon!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Lots of fun stuff!

I have a couple more A Million Memories kit layouts to share today. I love the mix of the Basic Grey Lemonade papers and the October Afternoon embellies and paper!

I went to town with Shimmerz Spritz on this one. I started with white cardstock and used a Heidi Swapp flower and leaf mask before spraying on Bed of Roses and Cotton Candy Spritz (yes, I layered them!). The wonderful thing about Spritz is that it always dries leaving a nice even finish.

I had so much fun with this next one. These are pictures of my daughter when she was 4, 5, 6 and 7 years old. I love seeing the progression of her growth . . . though I wish she wouldn't grow up quite so fast! Besides paper pleating, my other new "addiction" is polymer clay. I made the little buttons out of Fimo.


Of course, no page is complete without Shimmerz Spritz. Again, I started with plain white cardstock and created my own little masks by cutting cloud shapes out of cardstock. I used removable adhesive to stick them on my paper while I Spritzed away. Then I simply removed the clouds and voila:

You can find the full instructions on how I created this layout in the "AMM Freebie and Digital Download & Project Instructions" forum at A Million Memories.

By the way, there's a free shipping sale going on at AMM through tomorrow (Friday). All US orders of $25 or more will receive free shipping. There are lots of items on clearance, so you can pick up some great deals!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

AMM Kit Layouts

I've been a very busy girl this past week! I completed five layouts, which is a big accomplishment for a turtle scrapper (i.e., slow scrapper) like me. It normally takes me several nights to finish ONE page. But my girls were in camp all week and work (my day job) was quiet, so I had lots of extra scrapping time. Here are a couple my A Million Memories kit layouts:


I painted the edge of the cardstock with Key Lime Shimmerz paint. The Shimmerz makes regular Bazzill look like Bazzill Bling. The patterned paper is from the new Basic Grey Lemonade line . . . hot off the press! I added lots of different hand stitching:

And here's another one:


I made the little spoon out of Sculpey polymer clay (something I've been playing with with a lot lately).

I'll be posting more of my kit layouts in the coming days. Have a great week!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A big sale at A Million Memories

There's a big sale going on at A Million Memories right now! Use coupon code 705 at checkout and get 30% off your entire purchase. This is good for everything in the store except for the June and July kits. This sale is good through this Thursday, so get on over there while the gettin's good!!

I've been a lean, mean, scrappin' machine lately. I've been busy working on Graphic 45 projects for CHA (I won't be able to share those until after CHA), and I just received the fantabulous AMM July kit (see the post below) so I've been busy with that the last couple of days. And of course I'm adding Spritz and Shimmerz to everything! I'm having so much fun with all these goodies, but I can't share them quite yet.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

July A Million Memories Kit

The July A Million Memories kit is up for sale, and what a beauty it is!! This month's kit was designed by the very talented Mia Caniza. It features the brand new Basic Grey Lemonade line along with Prima and October Afternoon papers and embellishments:
You can purchase the kit here: AMM Kits. Go get yours before they're gone!