Monday, July 21, 2014

Big Picture Classes Super Stashbusters Blop Hop!!!

Hello friends, old and new! Welcome to your next stop on the Super Stashbusters blog hop!!! I so beyond excited and honored to be a guest designer for this class...and had so much fun using up some of my stash to create my layout! Which I have a little sneak of for you today, but first, how about some details on this fabulous class!!!

Super Stashbusters with Aly Dosdall
Achieve total stash domination with 16 creative scrapbooking challenges. 

About the Class
Create scrapbook pages faster than a speeding bullet! Leap over piles of patterned paper and washi tape in a single bound! Turn into a super scrapbooker in as little as 4 weeks!

Aly Dosdall's Stashbusters Anonymous has already helped hundreds of memory keepers turn from "product collecting to productive scrapbooking." Now Aly is back with a NEW super-charged workshop that will help you:
Rediscover and use products you love from your own scrapbook stash
Complete up to 16 great scrapbook pages without spending a dime
Learn to use inspiration (sketches, challenges, templates) in a way that works for you

In Super Stashbusters, you'll accomplish amazing scrapbooking feats based on 16 creative challenges. Not only will you use up your stash, you'll also learn to think outside your scrapping box and tap into your inner creative superhero. While this class builds on the content from Stashbusters Anonymous (now available as a self-paced workshop!), all scrapbookers are welcome—including digital scrapbookers.

Learn more and register here!!!

Now, I have a fun little sneak for you of the project I created, I put a twist on one of the fun sketches that Aly has created for you, and had a blast finally using up some of my stash!!

Hope this inspires you a little bit to want to join in on this fabulous class...and if that didn't quite put you over the top, how about a give away??!!!

I have a spot for one lucky person in this awesome class!! To be entered just follow my blog, and leave me a comment letting me know that you 1) are now/were a follower and 2) how you think this class will help you!

Now, you are off to Pepper's blog for your next stop!!

Here is the full blog party list, in case you get lost along the way, or you are just starting here!

Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

With You

Hi all!! Happy Hump Day! :) Today I am up over at the Noel Mignon blog sharing a new layout using the Sweet & Simple Classic Kit!!! There are still a few of these beauties left, so hop over and check it out!!

This layout started out on a completely different path, but I just couldn't make it work the way I wanted. Finally I just cut my layers and photos right off of the background, and adhered them onto this fabulous green stripe paper.

I layered in a few strips along the left side of the paper. This helped to create a visual triangle with that fun navy polka dot paper, and I was also able to incorporate just a few more layers and interest...this was good too, since I was worried to mess too much with the layers around my photo. I used permanent adhesive on the previous background paper, and didn't want to risk damaging my photo!

I really wanted to keep them embellishing to a minimum on this page, but I just couldn't resist using one of those adorable tree clips. It worked perfectly with my photo!

Keep your eyes on the facebook page for sneaks of the upcoming South Shore kit!! So bright and fun...perfect for all those summer photos!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Love, Love, Love

Hello friends!! I have a fun and bright card to share with you today using some amazing goodies from me & my BIG ideas!! I love how easy the Card Pads and Cards in an Instant make putting together cute and simple cards...they are perfect for those seasoned card makers, and those like me who still get intimidated when it is time to sit down and try to create a card!

On this card, I really wanted the "love, love, love" sentiment to stand out and take center stage, so I decided to cluster embellishments together in the corner to help draw the eye up.

I love to layer, the different textures of stickers that mambi offers, here I used some puffy stickers, glitter sticker, and I even deconstructed a layered chipboard sticker to fit what I needed. Don't be afraid to take layers apart, and rebuild to suite the need of your project!

Then I finished it off with a twine tied into a simple bow on the right side, to help highlight that title even more! Start to finish this card only took me 15 min...which I love!! :)

Check out all of the fabulous products me & my BIG ideas has to offer here in the mambi shop!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Repurposed Paint Can

Hello friends! Today I am up on the Imaginisce blog with an adorable repurposed paint can using the Little Princess line!

Our youngest daughter is a My Little Pony fanatic, so when I saw all of the cute colors, patterns, and unicorns in this new line, I knew that it would be perfect to spruce up this old can for her, and give her a carrier for her to cart her treasures from room to room.

I kept this fairly simple, as I hope it will be used and loved well...and it was! A big hit with her...and she already has it filled to the brim! :)

Head over to the Imaginisce blog to get a more detailed how to, and a few close ups!

Have a great day, and take time to create something you love!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Fly High

I have a fun layout up on the Noel Mignon blog today using the awesome Sweet & Simple classic kit!! There was a yummy geometric pattern paper from Crate Paper included in the kit, that was just begging to be cut apart. I didn't get too crazy with it, but I love the fun added interest that it gave by just pulling a few of those pieces out!

Keeping all of my layers and embellishing cluster around my photo, helped to really bring it out. I added a fun frame around it, to keep the focus on it even more.

Then for a fun twist, I left open a small spot on the top, and added my journaling in there, to keep with the design that I had going.

This kit is fabulous, and there are still a few available! Here are all the details! Check it out, and pick yours up today!!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Guest Designer for Top Dog Dies

Last week, I was the guest designer for Top Dog Dies, and I put together some cute little cards using their Mini Tag Dies and their Baby on Board dies!

I don't take the time as often as I should to pull out my manual die cut machine, these dies have made me regret that!! They cut beautifully!

Here are the projects I did for them, using the adorable Little Princess line from Imaginisce!

Love those little tag dies!! A definite new fave!!

Here is a little info on Top Dog Dies:

Top Dog Dies is a new online store that offers their own brand of wafer-thin and steel-rule dies, along with dies from brands you already know and trust, including Little B, Lawn Fawn, Taylored Expressions, Savvy Stamps and Cheery Lynn Designs. Top Dog Dies is also the leading U.S. retailer for Tattered Lace, a new line of intricate dies designed by British designer Stephanie Weightman.

Top Dog Dies is also doing a fun guest designer giveaway!! Simply head over here and enter for your chance at $50 to the Top Dog Dies store!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I'm still here!!

Boy, has this blog been quiet lately!! We have been jam packed busy with summer activities! We have had sleepovers, bible camp, VBS, fishing trips, family vacations...and it's only June!! If we keep this up I might need a vacation from summer vacation!! lol!

I do have a fun layout to share with you today using the AMAZING Balboa kit from Noel Mignon! This kit is full of bright colors mixes with chalkboard papers and embellishments! perfect for some many different projects.

For my layout today, I focused more on the bright elements included, and put together a cute layout documenting my son's first Easter!

I kept this one pretty simple, using just a few papers and embellishments to help my photos really stand out. I thought it would be fun to use one of the speech bubble stickers included to use as a grounder for my title. Love the finished look it gave!

I thought I would also share a few of the other projects I created using the Balboa it's still available and Noel is offering an awesome June sale of 20% off any shop item INCLUDING kits!!! Just use code JUNE2014...and it will even be shipped out TODAY!!!

So many different project possibilities with this fun won't be sorry you picked one up! I love the massive amount of product that Noel includes in her kits! There is NO NEED for add-ons!! These kits are packed with what you would get for a main and 1-2 add ons at many other kit clubs...all for one great price!!
Head over, and check out the shop and remember, use code JUNE2014 for 20% off!!

Also, Noel is offering an awesome subscription offer right now! Here are the details!!

I have a special subscription offer right now.  Try our kits for a 5 month term, refer a friend and you will both get free shipping your first month!  Just send me an email ( letting me know you are doing the refer a friend and I will refund you both back for your shipping fee on your August kits! (**you both much commit to a full 5 months of kits to qualify)  Not only will you save $6/ month, but you will also save on shipping!  What are you waiting for?  Call on a scrappy friend, and get your subs now!  

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