Wednesday, May 6, 2009

And another super duper picture heavy post...

GAHHHHHHHHH! Hi! Ok so *ahem* these posts just don't happen as often as I would like, so I end up having to show you massive amounts of stuff so that I can catch up. And believe it or not, I am actually going to have to do several of these. :P

Let's get started!

First I have a color book I made for my daughter using Kitschy Digitals!!! I hadn't done anything for Danielle for a little bit so this was long overdue!! I used a million of her kits and also changed some of the elements so that I had more shades of each color to work with (which is really hard to imagine because her kits are so extremely colorful!). I made all the pages flat on purpose so that I could slip them into page protectors and have it be smooth (otherwise my daughter would try to chew off anything coming off the page!). After I put them in the sleeves I sewed around them so that they would be snug in there and then trimmed off the rest of the protector. It has already withstood some food, all I had to do was just wipe it off!! :D And she still has not been able to rip it apart!! I sware I have the world's greatest destructo baby alive! She breaks into and tears apart everything! All products for this book (except the Cosmo Cricket album) I printed at home onto cardstock and handcut. All the Kitschy Digital kits can be found right here, and also if you are not so keen on cutting it all out yourself or using your ink to print then there is a new Goods shop!! So perfect!! Danielle thinks of everything!! :D

Next up, I have a book I wanted to show you that I made with my SBN April kit. It is my gardening journal!!!! That's right! I now have a garden! :D So excited! I found this journal at Target for $3 and it is 100% recycled!! How cool is that?! I went and bought like 4 more because I love them so much! It was super easy to take apart and cover and then put back together.

(And yes I know I am missing an E there! I was waiting on my Chit Chat thickers to come in but was not patiend enough and took the pics anyway! :P)

Paper- Bazzill, Pink Paislee

Stickers-Pink Paislee

Chipboard-Pink Paislee

Letter Stickers-American Crafts, Pink Paislee

Brad-Pink Paislee

Bingo Card-Jenni Bowlin

Pearls-K and Co

Rub Ons-Pink Paislee

These next LOs were all made with the Scrapbook Nook May kit (which sold out really fast!).

This first one is a Stephanie Howell lift! I couldn't resist that LO!


Paper-Lily Bee

Chipboard-Maya Road

Frame-Making Memories


Letter stickers-Basic Grey

Rub ons-Lily Bee

Letter Stamps-Studio G

This LO here is one of my favs. :D


Paper-Lily Bee, Bazzill

Die cuts-Lily Bee


Flowers-Maya Road

Rub ons-Lily Bee

Chipboard letters-Basic Grey


We recently have been having a little competition at the Nook (it is closed for entering anymore, but you can still play along for fun! go here). My challenge was to create a LO without any adhesive! You could use things that were already self adhesive when you buy them but you could not use any other kind of adhesive to glue things down. (That meant no glue sticks/bottles, rollers or pop dots!) Not as easy as you would think!! I did a few examples to show the girls what they could do. :D

This one had everything handstitched, threaded through, pinned or stapled to it. Everything!


Paper-Lily Bee

Diecut-Lily Bee

Flowers-Maya Road


Baker's Twine-Martha Stewart

Butterflies and flower punches-Martha Stewart

Apron Lace Punch-Fiskars

Ribbons-Maya Road, American Crafts

Chipboard Letters-Basic Grey

This Lo is also another fav because I just love how the colors turned out. This was another example for my No Adhesive challenge. Everything is machine stitched or hand stitched on.


Paper-Lily Bee

Flower-Maya Road


Chipboard Letters-Basic Grey

Butterflies-Martha Stewart punch out of an old book

Now we move onto the Oh So Fabulous June kit!!!! Ahhh I can not tell you how much I am in love with this kit! It is just packed with fabulous things! It features the new Cosmo Cricket Early Bird collection, with 2 sets of Thickers (that's right!), Chatterbox embies and some Jenni Bowlin tickets and American Crafts ribbon and Maya Road pins!!!! Gahh I am in love with it! Seriously can not say enough amazing things about this kit! So get yours NOW because they are going fast! Go here!

Here is the first thing that I created with it! I thought I would try my hand at inchies for the first time and goodness they are a lot smaller than I thought they would be! :P Silly I know but I have just never thought of it before! :D Jed so kindly pointed out to me that I did good by doing 9 boxes and I was like what? Huh? Oh yeah! I soooo planned that! (NOT!!!) LOL! It just sorta worked out awesome huh? Too fun to do!

Ok I am going to now do a massive post of all my Prima stuff so far! I know! Seriously! How horrible can I be that I still have not shown those?!! blah. That is all I have to say about it.
This LO is using the Oh So Fabulous Rebellious collection! This is a LO I did with an old photo of me back in my single and super crazy days. :P

Supplies: Everything on here is Prima (except for the teal cardstock).

This is a recent LO I did of Creedence. I took this little picture of her when she came and sat next to me on the step. She loves to just come and do that and it is so freakin adorable!!!
Supplies: Everything on here is Prima (except for the vintage trims and Maya Road and Singer pins).

This LO I made for the May Build a Page. :D It is called Day One because this is a picture of our daughter at only a few hours old (if even that!). I intended on doing journaling on the bottom right of the page but I can't narrow down what I want to say to a small enough amount so that it will fit!! So the journaling is still in the works with this one. :P

Supplies: All products are Prima (except for pink velvet trim).

And here is a close up.
This is the first LO I ever created for Prima. :D I had to use really old papers that I had because I still hadn't got my DT box, but I have to admit this is probably my fav that I have done for Prima. And I have used those papers (which is the Breathe collection btw) on almost every LO since. :D

Supplies: Everything here is Prima (except for the vintage trims). :D

Ok well if you are still here, then Yay!!!!! LOL! These next two I made with the Studio Calico May kit Playground (which is now sold out)! The Studio Calico exclusive papers in this kit are so crazy bright that it almost makes you take a step back! I didn't want to tamper with them because I just truly wasn't sure if I could do them justice and make them look good! But I busted in to the kit anyway! hehe. And I also got in my order (from their shop!) the Apron Lace Punch!!!! *giddy over here!) I used it on everything once I got it! Anyway these two LOs I did for a Lift challenge that was going on over at Studio Calico (here and here). The first LO is a lift of Scarlet's Dreamer LO and the second is April's Delightful LO.

This first LO desperately needs some journaling, so I am still working on that. :D That is our nickname for Creedence. Munch. It is short for Munchkin.

This LO is of my sister and me. It is probably my fav LO to date. :D Journaling reads: You would never guess it to see us two together, but yep we are sisters. Without a doubt whatsoever.

And Last But Not Least...... there is a new category up at Category Stories!!!! :D It is: Dream Job! Now this is something that I haven't really communicated to too many people, hardly any as a matter of fact. But this below is my dream job. I have desired it since I was 14. (Dont' laugh at me.)

To sing for the Mediaeval Baebes.
*Edited June 3rd, 2009 at 11:35 am* I can't believe that I didn't include these, but at the same time I am not surprised because I have been so hither thither lately being distracted with a cluttered mind!! I have to give credit to Tara Anderson for the inspiration for the black rubons on a black background (as seen on this stunning LO of hers), and to Vania Zouravliov for the artwork he did for the Mediaeval Baebes album The Rose.

Ok there we go! You made it through. Now prepare yourself for another one of these coming up soon. :D

Take care! ~Amy

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

*Ahem* Not going to tell you that I am still catching up.....

:P One day I will be 100% on top of this whole silly thing! Until then I have some stuff to show ya! :D

First off I hope everyone had a wonderful National Scrapbooking Day!!!! :D I know I sure did! I scrapped the whole weekend away! I stationed myself at Studio Calico to participate in the awesome goings on there! They had lots of challenges with all the prizes being previous sold out add on kits! I felt mojo happenin, so I went with it! :D

This first LO I did combining three challenges-misting, self-portrait, and music inspired. I used the song Sugar by Tori Amos as inspiration. And tried my darndest to take a good and original self-portrait. Didn't really happen like I wanted. :P Oh well. I am kinda happy with the result pic. I am totally totally in love with the LO though! I used Studio Calico's Dec 08 main kit Center Stage and Feb 09 main kit Fortune Cookie. :D They mixed so well together!! (Just so you know the title of this LO reads: As Far As I Can Tell...I've Been Gone For Miles Now.)

This next LO I actually created a little bit ago but just didn't get around yet to posting. :P But here it is now! I used Studio Calico's March main kit Garment District and April's add on kit Bo Peep. Love love love the color scheme on here!!!! I would paint my whole house in those colors if Jed would let me!!! And that also happens to be one of my fav pics of Cree, so this LO is especially lovely to me. :D

This LO I did for a vintage challenge. We were supposed to use something either really old in our stash or actual vintage items. I decided to just use actual vintage items (but it was so hard to determine what they would think was and older scrappy item). Here I used a page from an old French lesson book from 1897 (I know!!!) and three different vintage trims (the orange one, the pink crocheted one, and the pink velvet with crocheted trim). I really like the way this one turned out. And just in case you were wondering, those are my daughter's initials. CCDJ. :D I used for this LO Studio Calico's Nov main kit Fountain Square.

And this LO was for an ad inspiration!! The add had circles on it with just a little bit of writing at the top for a title so I did just that on my LO. So different for me but goodness it was so much fun!!! I love doing things outside of my comfort zone!! I used Studio Calico's April main kit Jack and Jill and add on Bo Peep.

And last but not least, I have this LO. Did this one for a ledger challenge and a 'use more than 3 patterned papers' challenge. It also happens to be my current LO for Category Stories 1st May prompt: Unexpected. I decided to do my LO about all the things that did not go as planned with regards to having my daughter. (And there happened to be a lot of them!) But that we would not change a single bit of it! :D I used Studio Calico's Jan main kit Bibliography for this LO.

And I have to share: I had a wonderful and amazing surprise the other day! I got an email from Studio Calico advertising about their NSD challenges. This is the email. I was seriously stunned and shocked when I saw it!!! That is my LO that they used in the email!!!!!! I felt so honored by this! So so honored! So I am going to say another little Thank You to April and Scarlet for featuring my LO in their NSD events email!!!

Well I have lots more to share but I think I will wait till tomorrow evening to do so! I will have a Kitschy Digitals book that I made, some Prima stuff that should have been on here a long time ago and some stuff for Scrapbook Nook-plus info on an awesome Contest going on over there!!!! So stay tuned....I'll be right back! (tomorrow night!) :D

Take care! ~Amy