Sunday, September 11, 2011

Things I am thankful for right now PLUS free digital Kit

Well it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged and to be honest I have enjoyed the "break" (it was very needed and I am so glad I took it).

This weekend I find myself taking care of a sick little one while being sick myself. For the mothers out there you know this is exactly how it always goes the moment you go “down” so does the house and everyone else in it . . . mothers never get a day off :)

Today marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11 (photo taken a few years back). I like so many Americans will never forget this day. For the rest of my life (I am sure) I will never forget where I was or what I was doing. But more importantly I will never forget the great amount of pride I felt to be an American. I am ever so grateful to the service men and women that continue to protect this great country that I love. To all the Heroes that emerged that day – thank you.

This day also reminds me to be thankful – it reminds me to not rush through life but rather enjoy every moment and be thankful.

So as I found myself sitting around a lot this weekend watching endless cartoons, playing games, administering medication (you get the point); I decided to just enjoy the quiet moments.

During a quite moment, I plopped down with my laptop to create something (to be honest I was determined to create ANYTHING - because it's been months). Well this “something” turned into a mini digital kit filled with something I love – KRAFT paper :0

So here's a freebie for all of you ;) I hope you enjoy!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD 4 the love of Kraft

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Today I get to share my last assignment as a member of the GCD design team. It’s crazy to think that it’s already been a year – but time flies when you are having fun and being a design team member working with such talent this year has been truly fun! For our last assignment Heidi challenged us to make something to represent spring. Lately I have been having fun creating hair accessories for my daughter. Using some tulle, a large flower that I picked up from my local craft store and a felt embellishment from the Homespun Chic collection – this little flower came together quickly! Here’s Ashlee (my daughter) modeling her newest hair clip:

So what’s even more fun than having a new hair accessory for you? Well giving one as a gift of course! Using an old tin that use to hold flowers and one of the newest releases from GCD (funhouse collection) – I quickly altered the outside of this tin and placed the flower inside. My daughter is VERY excited to give this to her little friend that has admired many of Ashlee’s bows – I hope this puts a smile on her face!

Thanks for letting me share with you today – I wish GCD Studios and the new design team members a super fantastic year filled with lots of success and memories to last a lifetime.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Getting organized!

I hope everyone is off to a great new year! It's hard to believe that we are already 11 days into 2011! I wanted to pop in and say (a bit late I know) but Happy New Year Everyone!

I am doing a complete overhaul of my scrapbooking room! Cleaning things out and getting organized so I can be productive this year. As I am cleaning I am putting aside some fun things that I plan on giving away sometime in the next few weeks - so stay tuned for some fun giveaways!

Speaking of "fun scrapbooking goodness" with CHA right around the corner what are you looking forward to seeing? I will be creating a few things with the new releases from GCD Studios and I can't wait to share them soon!

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays!

Just stopping in quick today to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday season! I personally will be celebrating Christmas with my family tonight and tomorrow so for those of you that celebrate Christmas - I want to wish you a VERY Merry Christmas! I know I have been a bit MIA lately - but life has just been insane (good insane but still insane!) and honestly I have lost a bit of my excitement with blogging lately -but I think this bit of a break has renewed my energy and I am looking forward to a new year with new changes and lots of exciting things to share with everyone!

I will leave you all with a picture of my kiddos this was part of our Christmas card this year:

I hope that all is Merry and Bright in your lives and I wish you all the best going into the new year!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

How to make faux snow

I have lived in several different parts of the country during my life and no matter where I am there's one thing that always puts me in the Christmas mood - Snow!

So today I want to share with you a little secret on how to make your own faux snow to add to all of your altered projects this winter!

Supplies Needed:
~ White paint
~ Salt - Coarse salt works and looks best in my opinion so think Kosher Salt
~ Disposable paper plate
~ paint brush - any kind will do

Step 1: pour a good amount of salt on your plate.

Step 2: Add white paint and stir with your brush until it looks like mud (when it looks like mud it's perfect)

Step 3: Apply it to your altered project and allow it to dry!

Yes - it's that easy!

Here's my finished altered bird house with my added snow!

Now what are you waiting for - go make your own snow!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

'Tis the season

Can you believe that the Christmas season is almost upon us again? It seems like time just keeps moving faster and faster - crazy.

We all get really busy during this time of the year and since I'm not perfect I sometimes forget someone on my "list" - not that I mean to but it just happens. So when Heidi challenged us this month to make something that we would give as a gift I added my own twist to it by adding "using things that can be found around my house". This way if you are anything like me and you need a gift in a pinch - here's an idea for you.

Using a recycled tin that use to hold chipboard I turned it into a hot chocolate gift set. Simply grab some cute GCD Studios Christmas papers, some embellishments, hot chocolate and marshmallows and you're set!

Here's my completed gift set:

Have a super day everyone!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Simple way to Distress and a Halloween project for you!

Hi Jen here with a really quick tip/trick for you when you are distressing your altered projects. First tip is to save those make-up sponges ladies! That’s right they can become your best friend when it comes time to distressing your altered art and it’s also a great way to re-purpose something that was going to hit the trash can.

All you need is an old make-up sponge and some distress ink (I used black). Simply tap your sponge into the ink and then rub lightly onto the edge of your project – it’s that simple! For those of you that like visuals – here’s some photos ;)

For the finishing touches I used the cricut Mini Monsters cartridge, some GCD Paper (backsides from various lines) some vinyl and googley eyes. Here's my completed project: