Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy News

I entered a couple of projects for the Reminisce DT call and I saw on their blog today that I received an Honorable Mention.  Whoo Hoo, I thought that was pretty cool.  There was only 1 spot on their team, so I figure out of all the entries that were submitted; its cool my work was noticed.  This is the first time I have ever submitted my work to anything.  Even though I've been in this industry for a while, starting off with owning a scrapbook store, then a montly kit club -  I never had time or even thought about submitting anything, anywhere.  Now that I have some time on my hands though I think I might try again.  Anywho, I am happy with the news and thought I would share.

Monday, December 28, 2009


I hope everyone had a fabulous Holiday with your family and friends and I wish you all the best for the New Year.

Thank you everyone for participating in my blog give away, your comments were so nice and I really appreciate the love :).

Now for the winner - picked out of a hat by my nephew ..........


whoop whoop, congratulations Susan.  Please send me an email with your address and I will get out your goody box pronto!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Some Fun Cards with Nikki Sivils

I just whipped up these little cards using Nikki Sivils "Cherry Cutie Cut-Ups."  These are great cards for that { All Ocassion } situation.  I am going to send them to friends just to catch up.  I have always preferred writing cards vs. calling.  I guess because I use the phone for work, I really dont like talking on the phone at home.  I do like sending cards though :)  I think it is much more personal.

I used some brads, ribbon, the cutie die cuts, Nikki's flags and her tabs.  I painted the tab then put triple thick on it (Nikki gave me that tip).  I used a couple of stamps and voila - quick and easy cards to send to friends and family. 

Monday, December 21, 2009


As promised .... I am giving out some love in the form of blog candy.  There are over $65.00 in product (retail value) in this Merry Christmas candy.  Just leave me a comment on what you think of my "Santa's Workshop" album that I did with the Reminisce papers.

I will randomly pick a name from the comments that I get and will reveal the winner on Dec. 28th. 

Hope you are all almost ready for Christmas, I know I am.  I just need to do a little more baking and a couple of gift cards and then I can relax for the rest of the week.  Whoo Hoo!!!

Just some of the goodies included in this blog give away are a photo album, a door hanger to be altered, some tags, a stamp set and more.  Good luck !!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Reminisce "Santa's Workshop" Album

I loved working on this Santa's Workshop Album using the reminisce paper.  I also got carried away and used some of the Christmastime collection too.  So as I promised yesterday I am posting some pictures of the "inside" of my album.  Unfortunately its gloomy here and I didnt get good light (boo hoo, I am crying on the inside).  But on the bright side,  the album turned out so cute I am very pleased with it.

OK, so I decided to add more excitement than I already have for my cutie patoodie album, and I want to pass my excitement on to you.  Please comment on my pages and I will add your name for some BLOG CANDY.  I will post the photos of the blog candy giveaways later, but why not get started early and send me some comments!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Reminisce "Santa's Workshop"

Wanted to get in a Sneak Peekie of my latest project using the Reminisce "Santa's Workshop" collection.  This collection is so darn cute I want to bake it in a pie and put whipcream on top.  I have been wanting to make some more paper bag albums for a while and decided this was a good time.  I started making paper bag albums for classes years ago and they were always very popular - especially for gift giving.

I have also always worked with chipboard and fabric so got some energy and inspiration from the Santa's Workshop cutie papers and came up with this. 

The cover is made of chipboard wrapped in the pretty Making a Snowman (Shimmer) paper.  I also took a piece of canvas fabric and painted/stamped on it, then put stickles and glimmer mist on it.  I placed a sticker border from the collection and a ribbon on top to hide the canvas edge.  Then I added the florals and a cute snowman layered sticker from the collection.

I have to get going, but I will post more pictures of the "inside pages" later on.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Under the Mistletoe

I made a another card to show you using the Pink Paislee collection.  I thought it would be a good gesture to bake some cookies and give them (along with a handmade card) to my neighbors.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Cards

I still had a couple of people to send cards to - so this is what I made last night.

I used Pink Paislee's Mistletoe collection for my pattern paper.  Glitz stickles, distress stickles, bling from Mark Richards, rub ons from Making memories, poinsettias from irene's garden, and I made the felt tree.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Angel In Town

You all know Heidi Swapp - she designed some great products for Advantus, then she started the House of 3 with co-founders Rhonda Farrer and Janet Hopkins.  Well it was just announced by Tattered Angels that Heidi will be working with them full time.  She is developing some new colors for them and some products to go along with the glimmer mist.

Here are her brand new colors being released at 2010 CHA.

I can't wait to get my hands on those colors!!!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Berry Christmas Layout

Just posted a cute "Berry Christmas" premade and paper pieced two page layout on ebay.  This is a veyr sweet layout and will highlight your family christmas photos perfectly.  I hand drew the bear and paper pieced it together along with lots of poinsettias.

For a better look at the layout please to check it out at kitsnbitscraps on ebay.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Pumpkin Patch with Reminisce LAYOUT

Finished the 2nd page of my Layout using the Reminisce Autumn Forest collection.  I always do two-page layout, I know that a lot of people dont but I am so neurotic that everything has to match and it would make me crazy to open up my album to a page and not have both sides match.  I know I have my quirks, but alas the world would be very dull if everyone was the same.

Here are pics of my 2nd page.  Enjoy

Below is another picture of page 1 close up

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Pumpkin Patch with Reminisce

Thought I would show what I did with the Reminisce Autumn Forest line.  This is one side only, still working on my 2nd page.  I also added a cute pumpkin paper piecing and some florals.   I also used primas and petaloo.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Vintage Christmas Tree Shaped Album

Just posted this cute album - Its a Vintage Tree I have been feeling very traditional this Holiday Season.  A lot has been going on this past month, I have been taking care of an old family friend who is very sick.  She and my mom were friends, and I am the only one she knows here in Florida.  I think its brought back some childhood memories for me with my family and when we were kids .... anywho I guess it is making me nostalgic. 

I used darker traditional red and green and added a lot of poinsettias and some florals.  I distressed the edges and added some pockets.  Hope you like it.

If you are interested in seeing the entire album - click here

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  I will be enjoying my time with my family and being very grateful that they are all happy and healthy.

As a little treat I am posting this sneak peak of what I am currently working on.


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Bring in the Holidays with Glitz and Glam Cards

Finished my cards for the Scrapbook Place.  We will be having a monthly card club and this class is being taught December 12th.

You get four cards, a gift bag, and a wood mounted stampendous stamp.  I will be using smooches, and copics to teach you the how to's and the cards will be stamped with 3 very cute stamps from stampendous.  I also used Reminisce paper to makes these oh so shiney cards and some coordinations cardstock

So if you are in the area, come on by.  Feel free to email me with any questions.

Here is a pic of the card set.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Oh So Shiney!! Christmas

Been working on some Christmas cards to teach over at Scrapbook Place this past week.  Here is a sneak peek of one of the cards.  I used Reminisce, Coordinations cardstock, May Arts ribbon, Tsukineko and Stampendous.

More cards to come in the next couple of days, so keep a look out.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Tis' The Season Mitten Shaped Album

Just finished making this cute MITTEN SHAPED ALBUM.  I tried to give this album a vintage old fashion christmas feel, let me know what you think.  I did have fun making this mini album which is made of chipboard.  I distressed each page and then put a coat of white wash on the edges of the chipboard album.

Be sure to be on the look out for what Daphna did with her mitten shaped album  "Snow Mitten".  We thought it would be cool to have us both make a shaped album so that you get two different styles to give you some inspiration.

If you want to see more pictures of my Christmas Mitten - click here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I made this cute tag album using the 7 Gypsies chipboard album.  I used a kit that I put together last year to sell with directions.  But since I get bored very easily of course I ADDED A TON more bling and embellished and changed around some of the pages.  I only have two more kits left of this winter tag book kit on etsy.  So do what I do make the kit then go back and ADD more bling, buttons, or 3D winter embellies that you have laying around.

I am listing this tonight on ebay for our PFOP Challenge "Home For The Holidays"

Look for my "Winter Wonderland" tag book and all the other holiday treats that PFOP has up for auction.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Christmas at Scrapbook Place

The Scrapbook Place is gearing up for Christmas!!  My talented sister Idette is teaching a class there on 11/21 so if you live in the area go check it out.  Idette has made an adorable Christmas Present Album that is very embellished and has an elegant feel to it.

Idette added so many extra touches to make this album beautiful.  You have to go and see it in person, and take the Class !!!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Happy Holidays are Here

Well it is that time of year when you start seeing all the commercials for Christmas.  I always start feeling a little excited and mentally start making my lists of what to buy for whom.  I also start looking around for christmas card ideas; this year I am using Alvin & Company -  Irene's Garden poinsettias.  Every year I "plan" on making my own cards and start off great .... then time gets in the way and I only make half of what I had planned.

The design group I belong to PFOP is giving me the extra push I needed, we are having a card challenge on ebay.  So yeah - I have started to make holiday cards.

This is what I just posted for auction.  A handmade sewn card with gift bag set.  I used basic grey, lots of ribbon, Irene's garden poinsettias, and jewels.

Friday, November 06, 2009

And the WINNER IS !!!

Thank you everyone for your comments.  I plan on more blog candy coming up for December.  Santa is busy collecting goodies as we speak (or write).  Also I am getting busy with lots of new projects for the holidays so keep a look out for those too.

Now for the main event.  The winner is ..........  SANDIE !!!

Sandie send me a email with your address and I will mail out your package on monday.

Thank you again everyone :)

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Autumn Leaf Tags on Ebay

I made some stamped leaf tags for Autumn using American Tag Co..  I thought that for those of you that are invited for dinner for the holidays and are bringing goodies to your hostess can add this pretty "Thanks" tag to your item.  These tags would also look nice tied to your cutlery/napkin ring to dress up your holiday dinner table.

I embellished the tags with lots of ribbon, metal charms and chipboard buttons.  I also distressed my tags, then added 3 colors of Glimmer Mist to them before stamping them with my leaf image.  The leaf image was stamped both in Tsukineko Encore metallic gold and in Memories black dye ink from Stewart Superior.

P.S. The WINNER of the BLOG CANDY will be annouced tomorrow.  I will post it first thing tomorrow morning.   I also want you to be on the look out for a "Christmas" Blog Candy Give Away ... santa and his elves are collecting the next blog candy as we speak

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Happy Halloween!!

You get two packages of Cherry Arte chipboard, one letter and one arrow shapes.  One colorbox cat eye ink pad and one close to my heart ink pad.  One ribbon pack, Two stamps, one Ranger Frosted Lace stickles and one acrylic block.

Leave a comment about what you would like to see more of on my blog and I will draw the winner in 5 days.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

More FALL Cards

Here are some more Fall Cards that I made with Marks Co. pattern paper, Tsukineko, May Arts and Stampendous

Friday, October 23, 2009

FALL Cards

This is a sneak peak of one of the cards I made for fall.  I used Marks Paper Co. for my base pattern and Stampendous stamps and class-a-peels along with May Arts Ribbon of course.  I can't leave the ribbon off of anything.

Be on the look out for more card sneak peaks.  Now that the Holidays are approaching - its time to start making those cards.

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