Saturday, April 30, 2011

For the Tiny Princesses in all of our Lives...

Little Yellow Bicycle has just released their baby collections! Yeah, I am so excited to scrap more of the photos I took before I learned how to scrapbook - LOL. Tiny Princess is such a wonderful collection for babies and little girls and includes the most adorable color palette and embellishments that are perfect for the little princesses in all of our lives. My daughter used to love to play with her toys in the laundry basket because it prevented her from falling over and her toys could never get that far away from her. However, her favorite toy/book was The Rainbow Fish, which you can tell by how much she enjoys trying to eat it.
The Mini Banners combined with Fresh Verse stickers make great titles. I just added some chipboard letters to finish it off, but it is easy to make a title without having to add other elements.
The Favorite Pieces stickers are some of my very favorite and this little branch of birds was the perfect finishing touch to sit under the photo showing my daughter's cute little feet!
Who wouldn't love to wear this adorable chipboard crown? It looks as if my daughter has always worn it and metaphorically speaking, she probably has - LOL.

Both Little Yellow Bicycle's Tiny Princess and Baby Saurus are now in stores! Have fun with it...

Thank you so much for stopping by -

Monday, April 25, 2011

Extra Class Kits For Sale

I have a few class kits left and would be happy to send them out to anyone who would love to play with some of this absolutely yummy product! Each of the kits come with two project ideas (page and card) with complete instructions and all of the materials needed to create them. Each kit also has an exclusive sketch, which I will not post on the internet so only kit holders have the ideas. I have a paypal account and will get them shipped quickly. Please contact me at if you are interested. I will be happy to ship international with the best rate I can find, if some of you international girls are interested and especially if it is hard to get these two manufacturers.
This kit is loaded with Little Yellow Bicycle's Elizabeth Park collection. I would be happy to part with it for $27 plus shipping. Below are the two project ideas, but can easily be modified with the many embellishment choices in the kit. There is enough product to create these two project and a few more.
This Spring Page has two sketch ideas for how to modify the page to include multiple photos and can be made with these same products or with other papers and color choices in the kit since it includes all of the Canvas Border strips in the kit.
This Mother's Day Card can easily be changed to another sentiment since the entire package of Fresh Verse stickers is included in the kit.
This kit is loaded with Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Summer collection and has enough product to make the two projects below plus a few more. I would be happy to part with this kit for $18 plus shipping.
This two page layout design fits 7 photos and was a lot of fun to make. The bright cheery colors are perfect for summer.
Totally adore these mini clothespins with the banners in the Summer collection. Such a fun card to send someone. There are other sentiments included in the kit and can be easily changed to suit your mood.

If you would like to have both of the kits, I can send them to you at a bit of a discount for $40 plus shipping. Just let me know...

Thank you so much for stopping by -

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

April in the Rockies - Continued

Just wanted to share that things are looking up today.  It's still chilly outside, but at least the sun is out and the snow from yesterday is mostly melted.  Hoping the temps climb this weekend.  I know some of you are experiencing temps in the 90s.  We only get that in the middle of July and it is rare.  I would be happy for 75 degrees :)
Thank you for all of your kind sympathy yesterday.  We spent all day inside and need to get out today and play. 

Enjoy your day -

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

April in the Rockies

As my dear Australian friend Melinda would say, "Just going to have a bit of a  whinge..."  I am on Spring Break and this is what it looks like at my house today.  Please note the size of the snow flakes in the photo.  Ughhhhhhh.  So ready for warm weather and it is supposed to snow or rain all week.  Yuck!  Such is life in the Rocky Mountains. 
Hoping the weather is better when I travel to Denver for my classes this weekend and hoping many of you are experiencing better weather!

Thank you for your sympathy - LOL.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Operation Re-Scrap Classes - Continued

Operation Rescrap

It's a busy day of getting ready for my classes next weekend at Operation Re-Scrap and it's all about Nikki Sivils at my house today.  Cannot wait to share the two-page project I have planned with Nikki's gorgeous Summer collection.
This is such a fun collection with lots of yummy elements that are perfect as we move into warmer weather.  I love the notebook die cut paper and have special plans for it in the two-page project.
Buttons, Ribbon, Chalk Ink and more fun little doodads are included in the kit which we will use to create a two-page project and a special card with envelope ready to mail.
Putting together a kit is a lot of work, but I am lucky to have "child labor" living in my house and little hands that are perfect for putting small supplies in tiny zip-loc bags.
See what I mean???  If you look close, you can see that someone was trying to paint her own fingernails today and decided to give up after one hand - LOL.  Oh well, one glamorous hand is all you need for packing scrapbook kits.
What parent could ask for more dedication than this?  I am so lucky!  Below are some sneak peeks for the project that my "mini me" is packing the kit for....
Love to use Nikki's cardstock sticker letters in a playful manner and the quality of the stickers is really good.  Look at the little design elements that she included on the stickers, isn't it cool?
A little peek at some of the fussy cutting we will be doing with Nikki's cut out page.  I love this rainbow! 

For more details on this class or the Little Yellow Bicycle class I will be teaching, please click HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by -

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's all Baby this Week at Imaginisce - well sort of...

Today is the release of the brand new baby collection at Imaginisce called Little Cutie.  However, this combined boy/girl collection isn't just for babies as you will see if you visit the Imaginisce blog.  Our design team has a lot of ideas for how to use this collection in a traditional way or to stretch your thinking just a bit.  I decided to go with a toddler page and create this very girly layout of my daughter when she was three.   I really love the pinks and yellows together.  They are such the perfect combination of girls and spring.
These adorable little blocks are part of the die cuts that come with the girl side of the Little Cutie collection.  I inked the edges and pop dotted to add some dimension.
This sticker stacker journal spot comes with the flower attached, but I added the little girl canvas sticker and used some SRM stickers to create the sentiment.
Who is ever going to get sick of banners???  I think they have become a "must have" item in every collection released and these super cute and easy to use banners are part of the Little Cutie die cuts.

We are releasing ideas for our baby collection all week, so be sure to stop by the Imaginisce blog.  I hear that the Imaginisce office is moving and that Lori Allred, our DT coordinator, finally had to clean out all the swag she's been stock piling under her other words I think there will be some cool giveaways this week :)

Thank you so much for stopping by -

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Operation Re-Scrap Classes

Operation Rescrap

I am in the midst of getting ready to teach my very first scrapbook classes in Loveland, Colorado on April 23rd!  My class is part of a three day craft extravaganza with Operation Re-Scrap, which features a really cool craft consignment shop as well as lots of vendors and classes.   I am so excited because I am going to teach two classes on that day - one with Nikki Sivils, brand new Summer collection and one with Little Yellow Bicycle's brand new Elizabeth Park collection.  I'll share some sneaks for the LYB class today and then be back very soon with the details about Nikki Sivils class, but in the meantime check HERE for details.
My house is full of Elizabeth Park as I get ready to pack all of the kits for my class.  Please find all of the details HERE.  I can't wait to show how much fun and easy it is to work with Little Yellow Bicycle.  We are going to ink, distress and hand stitch on our projects.
There are so many goodies in the class kits, I can't wait to share them with all of the attendees.  There is going to be enough product to make the two projects I have planned for the class as well as plenty of left overs to make a few more projects at home. I'll share the whole kit when it gets closer to the date of the class.  Below are a few sneak peeks of what we we will be creating....
I love the dimensional butterflies in the Elizabeth Park collection.  They are so fun!  I just added some bling and a little florist wire as antennae, which we will be testing out at the class along with the hand stitched butterfly trail.
Another detail we will hand stitch, and then to which we will add a gorgeous felt flower and matching decorative pin.  I have a pretty "bomb proof" template that will help make perfect stitches, can't wait to share it.

If any of you have attended scrapbook classes and can give me some advice about what makes class great, I would love to hear it. Also, if any of you are in the Denver area and would like to attend please email and I will give you the details.

Thank you so much for stopping by -

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring is Here!

Spring is really here!  Despite the fact the we are still experiencing freakish snowstorms in the Rocky Mountains, you can definitely tell that it is time to get outside and experience the wonders of spring.  I love to watch a 6 inch snowstorm melt the very next day, cause that is what April is all about where I live.  I'm really excited about the Elizabeth Park collection from Little Yellow Bicycle, because it is such a beautiful combination of all things spring. 
One of the things I love most about all Little Yellow Bicycle collections is the amount of stickers they include.  Stickers are a relatively inexpensive embellishment with a lot of potential.  Even though many people might think that stickers are a flat, outdated embellishment item, there are many things you can do to manipulate them and create more dimensional shapes.  In order to breathe some life into the butterfly sticker, I added some florist wire antennae, a bling body and pop dotted it for some added dimension.
For the flower embellisments around the frame, I layered stickers with pop dots between them to make them look like they arrived in the packaging that way.  I also added some ink around the edges for a little extra definition.
Please keep in mind that I am hosting a sketch challenge at Little Yellow Bicycle this month and April 15th is the deadline.  We would love to see what you can do with the sketch and Elizabeth Park or Twig.

Hope spring has reached you too -

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Special Birthday Wish

It's Nikki Sivils Birthday today and the design team is sending her a fantastic birthday wish on her blog.  Please stop by the blog today if you have a chance and leave her a birthday message.  Nikki is one of the most wonderful people I have met in the scrapbook industry and her talent is amazing.  I made this birthday card for her with her very own It's Your Day collection and added an SRM cupcake sticker to top it off.

Thank you so much for stopping by -

Check this Out - Simple Stories

There is a new manufacturer in town... Simple Stories.   They are going to take the industry by storm and I think you need to head over to their blog to check out this absolutely yummy mid-season release that will have you scrapping summer in style.  Leave a comment on their blog about what you like to do in the summer and receive a chance to win the entire 100 Days of Summer Collection. 
Below are just a few of my favorite pieces, but you have to visit the blog to see the whole thing....
 100 Days of Summer Expressions Cardstock Stickers

I'm such a sucker for gingham and these papers are really beautiful!  Thank you for stopping by and hope you get a chance to win :)