Thursday, March 25, 2010

OH Happy Mail day :) and a card to share

WOW! oh Wow - today was a fun mail day! Don't you just love it when the "happy mail" guy comes to your door? Is there anything better - I mean we all get our fair share of bills & junk mail - so when happy mail comes it's worth sharing, right?

Today I received a very stuffed 19 pound (yes 19 pound) box of goodies from GCD Studios! HOLY GOODNESS is all I can say! This box was chalked full of so many yummy goodies! GCD has really spoiled their design team! I am working on getting it all organized and put away so I can start to create! There will be plenty of GCD projects to share soon - so stay tuned!

Just as I was starting to open the box - I stopped and thought you know I should take a few photos. I am sure I do not have to explain to you why a scrapbooker would take photos of a box - (LOL) so we will just let my pictures do the talking ;) Here's my box:

. . . and here is an inside view:

I also have a little teacher card to share today. I have been playing with my "life's a beach" cricut cartridge (a lot lately) and fell in love with this little submarine. While it didn't fit into the project I was working on - I decided to play off of the word "Substitute" and make a card for my kids teacher. How cute would this be with a little subway gift card inside? I know total cuteness! With teacher appreciation week coming up this will definetly be going out to the teachers!

Well we are off to soccer practice! Enjoy your night everyone.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Couture Cardstock and the Chip ART Tool by GCD & Scrapstreet Design Team Call!

This month is just zooming! For those of you that don't know Couture Cardstock is having a month long challenge contest over at their blog. Each day they list a new challenge and you have that day until midnight to complete the challenge and link back to their blog - lots of cardstock is being given away this month!

Couture offers an amazing variety of cardstock and for all of you cricut lovers out there - it cuts like butter in your machine! I personally love all of the textures, colors,and weights that are offered!

Anyway I finally was able to play along today! The challenge today was to use a vintage image on any project. CarrieAnne from Couture posted today's challenge and shared with us a free vintage image site - and I was more than happy to check it out! Wowsies - there are some beautiful images - so make sure to check it out! (link here)

After looking through the blog - I found the perfect image of baby and mother and decided to make a little card for my Sister- in- law that just had a baby. So with my super sweet vintage image I simply printed it out on a sheet of the amazing one sheet wonder by Couture Cardstock! If you love to use copic markers you MUST get this paper - I would never color without it - not even kidding! In fact I think this is my new "horde item" (yes, I have hording issues but that's a whole different story! LOL)

Anyway, here's my little card - lots of copic coloring going on here:

You might also notice the cute little "congrats" on the bottom. I was playing with my new ChipArt tool by GCD Studios - um wow this tool is amazing and a bit addictive!

So how would you love to be a part of an amazing design team? and get to write for a cutting edge online magazine? Check out the details: Magazine Team Call
Date: April 10, 2010
Note: Magazine is looking for fun and creative designers who love to scrapbook to add to our team. Traditional, hybrid, digital, layout, card, and altered artists are all encouraged to apply.

The Job:
Our team publishes a monthly ezine with thousands of subscribers and a 5 year history. We love finding and showcasing talented scrappers and beautiful products. If you are selected for our team, you will write a monthly article which will include selecting and requesting the work of designers, combining the work into an interesting article, and meeting your

You will also receive products at least 6 times a year from a variety of manufacturers and will scrap several items to showcase their lines. It is an excellent opportunity to increase your visibility in the scrapping community while having fun.

To Apply:
Send the following to
- contact information
- a short statement of why you are interested in joining us.
- 3 of your favorite creations showcasing your style.
- a link to your blog.
- a link to your gallery.

Check us out:

If you think you have what it takes - I hope you will apply!

Well my hubby is calling - we rented "New Moon" - gotta love a guy that will watch that with you, right :)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Blog Candy Winner (where are you?!?) - a project - and a GCD Toot!

I have a fun"TOOT" tonight :) I received an email from Paige today requesting one of my projects that I made recently using the Artsy Urban line by GCD Studios! It will be in the Simply Handmade Aug/Sept 2010 issue! The email couldn't have come on a better day - this week has just been nuts with all the running! Last week my entire family was sick and you know how far behind you can get when everyone is sick :( Not fun! But we are on the mend and I am almost caught up.

Now that I am about caught up - I have an itch to create something! What are you up to this weekend? Have any fun craft plans? Projects you hope to finish up? I was lucky to receive the new Chip ART tool from GCD Studios toward the end of last week - and as I said earlier having a house full of sickies - I didn't get a chance to really play with my new tool yet - so that is on the top of my list for this weekend! I can't wait to share with you what I think about the tool and of course share the things that I am able to create with it. If you haven't had a chance to check out the tool by GCD - head on over to the GCD Studios blog ( - Heidi shared a demo video this week and the adorable Melody Ross is featured showing off the tool! She has an amazing style and this new chip art tool reflects it!

A few weeks ago I received the "forever young" cartridge from Provo Craft. This is the cartridge I chose from my spotlight in the chirp newsletter recently. This cartridge has so many fun cuts on it - but when I saw the little purses I had to make one. Here's a little purse I made using this cartridge and some Jillibean Soup Pattern papers that I have had for a while now (feels good to use up old stuff)

So I can't get in touch with my blog candy winner (Debbie). So far Debbie hasn't stepped up to claim her prize. Debbie I have tried to contact you - if I don't hear from you in 1 week - I am going to have to draw out another winner :( I hope you will see this posting and step forward to claim your prize this paper wants to feel some love!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! and GCD Spotlight Gals!

I can't believe it is Friday already! I have had a house full of sickies all week - and I am really looking forward to the nice weather we are supposed to have this weekend! Comon' Sunshine!!!

I am also hoping to make an "appearance" in my craft room this weekend (LOL!) Man have I missed creating this week - so with kiddos on the mend I think I deserve some me time - what do you think?

Speaking of creating and being creative - have you checked out the GCD Blog this week? If not you need to! There are several gals that were spotlighted this week - and um wow - you need to see these projects! (click here to head on over there).

Also, it's not to late to WIN the super fun amazing GCD CHIP Art tool! Do you see that blinkie on my blog in the upper right hand corner? Well all you have to do is add one on your blog and leave a comment HERE to be entered - you have until Sunday! You can also stop by any Archiver's and take a photo of yourself with the new tool to win it!!! You can find out about that by clicking HERE too! So 2 chances to win - so if you haven't entered, WHY NOT?!?!

So I get to give a box of paper away today! Wooot! I love giving things away I think it's soooo addictive and fun! Anyway, using today I pulled out this number:

And the winner is:

Woohooo! Debbie! send me your mailing address to

Have an amazing weekend everyone!

Monday, March 8, 2010

So excited to be a part of the GCD 2010 Team! & a paper giveaway!

Someone pinch me – I’ve been asked to be a part of the GCD 2010 Design Team!

Friday morning when the calls were going out 1 by 1 – I was online watching the postings go up – call 1….call 2….call 3…the phone was not ringing on my end. I looked at my phone and said “ring phone…please ring” and it rang! Not even kidding –right as soon as I was done saying those words my phone rang! LOL!

I looked at the caller id and it said “Heidi Sonboul” so I quickly answered the phone by saying “are you serious”! followed by a lot of screaming and then we both started laughing. I am sure that Heidi might have thought that she called a crazy person – but I just couldn’t help it!

I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this amazing team! And look forward to working with all of these amazing and talented crafters!

Over the weekend, I knew I needed to do some more purging in my studio to make room for GCD products. I cleared out a pile of paper that comes up to my waist! I have been so lucky to have work with some amazing and generous manufacturing companies over the last few years – and boy have they spoiled me but I simply can not use it all.

Last night I was talking with a friend about what I could do with all of this paper and she said “why not have a giveaway on your blog”. Which reminded me of my promised giveaway last weekend. So here’s what I am going to do. There are too many companies to name – but I will tell you that a lot of the paper is from Scrappin’ Sports and More – however, I promise to do a good mix. I am going to fill up a flat rate box full of paper!!! And send it to 1 lucky winner this week!!!

If you want to be entered into this drawing – all you have to do is leave me a comment here on my blog before this Friday at 8am MST! I will then draw a winner using and the paper will be on the way to you.

Have a super week everyone!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Feeling Thankful & the blog candy winner is....

I am feeling thankful today –

and because what would a “thankful post” be without a thank you card. Here’s a little card I made this week when I was playing with some of my left over felt from a project I was working on at Christmas time.

I have so much to be thankful for:

For my little family
For my amazing friends
For my parents and my sisters and brothers

This week was a pretty busy week for us and to top it off it was also parent/teacher conference week at the school. I am happy to report that my kids are making amazing progress! It amazes me how much they change from each conference – I am so very proud of them – and feel humbled to be their Mom! They truly are amazing kids. My husband and I feel so blessed that our kiddos have such amazing teachers – and for that we are so thankful.

I learned a bit about myself this week too. Without going into too much detail – I am grateful that my parents instilled so many wonderful qualities within me by simply setting a good example for me. One thing that they taught me is that you always follow through with what you say you are going to do. I learned this week that not everyone learned this lesson while they were growing up – and unfortunately that leaves a lot of extra work for others. So I feel thankful they took the time to teach me some of life’s important lessons at a young age – after all we are all only as good as our word.

This week is also an exciting week for our extended family – I have a new little nephew! Since my brother and sister-in-law live over 8 hours from me I wasn’t able to meet the little guy yet – but I am looking forward to it! There is something truly magical about having a new little person to love.

I also feel really blessed to have such wonderful and supportive friends in my life. I have never been one that runs out and makes a million close friendships – but I will say the ones that I do have are amazing! And I feel so blessed!

I am humbled to have such amazing crafters that follow my blog and leave me such wonderful encouraging comments! If I haven’t said it before - Thank you! Your words of encouragement mean so much.

I wish I could pick each one of you to win something – but I simply couldn’t. So without further ado the winner of my blog candy is:

Staci – please send me a pm at and I will get your goodies off to you.

Now I know I said I would have another giveaway this week and also post some of my march freebie cuts – but life was just nuts this week – so stay tuned I hope to get it up soon :)

Have a super day everyone!

Monday, March 1, 2010

BBTB Blog Hop!

Happy Monday Everyone! If you are still trying to wake up - and shake off those monday blues you are in for a treat! Today we are kicking off the month with our monthly BBTB blog hop! Woot!!! You know what that means - lots of inspiration which will get those creative juices flowing and challenge you to use those cartridges in your growing "cricut library"!

This week we were challenge by Carole to use the cupcake cut from either the doodlecharms or celebrations cartridge. Since I have really gotten a lot of use from my doodlecharms cartridge I decided to show some love to my celebrations cartridge. I messed around with a few different designs and then decided that I just was in a big 'ol cupcake mood - so I decided to just make a cute simple cupcake card. I cut this at 5 inches - and I think it turned out pretty stinkin' cute!

Playing off of the card shape I decided to add just a simple sentiment of "hi" - so I call this my "hi cupcake" card - get it :) Now I want a real cupcake - oh that sounds good!

Here's my card:

Well since we are "hopping" you know that means there is some blog candy up for grabs! I guess I am in a bit of a spring mood because I have a flower theme going on here.

To one LUCKY scrapper goes the following: (sorry about the photo but we are having more snow here in CO)

1 package of prima flowers - ooolala these are amazing! I think they are by far some of the best flowers prima has put out!

1 tin of Maya Road Flower Chipboard!

3 sets of stamps

22 Tags from various companies!

1 pkg of Flower Brads from Around the Block!

and here's a closer view:
If you want to be entered into this drawing - all you have to do is leave me a comment here on this posting before this friday (March 5th) at 9am MST. I will then draw one lucky winner using and announce the winner on my blog later that day

Now the fun doesn't stop here - from here you want to visit Enfys blog for another chance to win! (click here for a direct link)

Have a super Monday everyone! Make sure to stop by later this week for another giveaway and to snag my freebie cuts for March!