Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A little share for the day and NSD events

I was so thrilled to have one of my layouts published in the Spring 2009 issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today! My "You Brighten My World" layout was the featured layout for the article titled "what goes around comes around."
If you aren't familiar with this fabulous magazine, be sure and check it out! You can either subscribe to the magazine and have the hard copy delivered to your door, or you can download the current and past issues directly from the site.

Just a few more days until National Scrapbooking Day, and there's some great stuff going on!! We have LOTS of fun things planned all weekend long over at A Million Memories. First of all, GRAPHIC 45 will be in da house!!!!!! Yes, Graphic 45 will be hosting a challenge with a prized giveway of Graphic 45 papers! In addition, the Design Team has been working very hard putting together some amazing tutorials and sketches. There will also be fun challenges, games and a special NSD sale!! Be there or be square!!

Also, in celebration of NSD there's a contest going on right now on the Shimmerz blog! You just need create something using Shimmerz paints and upload it to the blog before May 9th. Three lucky winners will be drawn, and those winners will each receive FIVE jars of Shimmerz.

I'm busy working on my layouts with the A Million Memories May kit, and let me tell you that this is the best kit EVAH!!! I'll be posting some of my creations in the next couple of days.

Monday, April 27, 2009

This Face

Here's a layout I created for Graphic 45. I used the weekly sketch on the Graphic 45 blog (the sketch was made by Jing-Jing Nickel). I was inspired to get out my crochet needles by the very talented Wendela, who often adds bit of crocheting to her beautiful pages.


Have a great week!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Million Memories May Kit Sneak Peak

I have one word to describe the A Million Memories kit for May: WOW!!! It is filled with Prima, Websters Pages and Narratives goodies. I think it's one of the most beautiful kits I've ever seen! Here's a little sneak peak:

And just wait until you see the rest of this kit. It will knock your socks off! You can pre-order it here.

Also, A Million Memories has some fun things planned for National Scrapbooking Day. There will be some amazing tutorials, challenges, printable journaling spots and more that entire weekend, May 1st through 3rd. More details will be posted shortly on the message boards. You can find the details here: NSD Crop at A Million Memories. Save some time that weekend, because it's going to be lots of fun!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Here's a layout I made with Graphic 45 papers from the Fashionista collection. I used Shimmerz paints on the angel wings and on the black dress to add some sparkle.

I couldn't resist adding a little velvet hat to my daughter's picture!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

And the winner of the RAK is . . .

I still haven't figured out how to do the random number generator thingie, so I picked a winner the old fashioned way . . . I wrote down the names of the all the people who commented here and on 2Peas, and I pulled a name out of a hat. And the winner is . . . drumroll please . . .

robinredd!!!! Congrats Robin! Please email me your address and I will send you your goodies!

Monday, April 6, 2009

"Spring Has Sprung" RAK for positive energy

A couple weeks ago Amy Coose gave away a RAK over at 2Peas and on her blog as part of a "pay it forward" type of RAK to spread good vibes around. I was lucky enough to win her awesome prize package (thank you, Amy!), so now it's my turn to pay it forward. Here's a pic of what I'm giving away. It's spring themed with spring colors, flowers and an Easter mini album. It includes 1-2 yards each of 10 different styles of vintage-looking lace.

Post a comment here or on my thread over at 2Peas before the end of the day on Saturday, April 11th, and I'll pick a random winner. Just promise that if you win you'll post a RAK of your own to keep the positive energy going around!

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Graphic 45 altered project and a sale at AMM!!

When I was a little girl I loved to make crafts. I used to walk to a hobby store near our house and buy beads, felt, yarn, and all sorts of arts and crafts kits. One of things I used to buy were some little kits that contained a plain styrofoam doll bodice, and it came with different colors of fabric, trim, bling, and other things to decorate the bodice. Well, when I stumbled upon a plain styrofoam doll bodice on Etsy, I just new I had to order it so I could dress it up!

Sale alert! A Million Memories is having a sale now through Sunday, April 5th. Use coupon code 401 at checkout and get 20% off your entire order. This applies to everything in the store EXCEPT the monthly kit and the online courses, but you MAY use this for limited edition kits! Have fun shopping!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A Million Memories Design Team!!

I'm thrilled to share the news that I've been chosen for the Design Team at
A Million Memories!! Many of you who know me know that I've had my fingers and toes crossed since the call went out two months ago, so I was SOOOO excited to make the team! Thank you, Michelle!

I'm sharing this honor with an EXTREMELY talented group of ladies from all over the world (the list includes some existing DT members and some new ones):

Tonya Dirk
Hilde Janbroers
Karen Grunberg
Wendela Lam
Jennifer Findlay
Larissa Albernaz
Mia Caniza
Lucy Edson
Susan Dupre
Rachel Hall

WOWSA!! These ladies are uber-talented!

One of the things I love about the AMM kits is that they are consistently fantastic month after month. Here's a picture of the April kit:

It's packed with all kinds of Pink Paislee, Sassafrass Lass, and Prima goodies (just to name a few). I think there are still a couple kits left, and you can buy one here.

A Million Memories has a very friendly message board and an inspiring gallery, so if you haven't been over there, go check it out!!!