Friday, April 30, 2010

3 Birds Design team

Just wanted to share:

The newly announced 3Birds Design Team:
Laura Achilles
Heather Bowser
Charity Hassel
Marcie Morgan
Ilene Tell

and our guest designers
Jing-Jing Nickel
Carole Stirrat
Guiseppa Gubler

Make sure you check out the 3 Birds blog for the official announcement and the 3 Birds website for all their great products.

Top Shelf Memories May guest designer

It's the last day of April already! I was asked to be a guest designer for Top Shelf Memories kit club for the month of May! They have two main kits and a mini kit to choose from. The kit I worked with was the boyish main kit and the mini kit as well. Be sure to check them out and their gallery for more inspiration. Here are my creations.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Paper Posies May guest designer

Hi everyone! I was asked to be the guest designer for the month of May over at Paper Posies kit club. This kit was really gorgeous, and loaded, really loaded with stuff!
Here's the May kit...

I made my cps card using the kit... (see my last blog post). If you'd like more inspiration check out their design team gallery as well.

Here's some fun info and specials going on right now at Paper Posies.

Have you heard about Paper Posies Scrapbooking Kit Club's fantastic giveaway going on right now? All new sign ups between now and May 15 will be entered into a drawing to win a 3 month Paper Posies membership. That's right - a FREE 3 MONTH MEMBERSHIP! If you're currently a member and your friend joins, both you AND your friend will be entered into the drawing. (The fine print: Shipping not included. For US customers shipping is $7.50; International customers, shipping rates vary.)

Come on over to Paper Posies and start your membership today! (Use promo code PP5yrs.)

You may not have heard the latest buzz, but Paper Posies also boasts a new, easier to use message board. You can find us at

Mark your calendars, Ladies - Paper Posies 5th Anniversary celebration is coming up! We're planning what we hope will be the best party yet! :D We will start with an online crop on Friday, May 14th and will party it up until Saturday, May 22nd. We will have the crop, challenges, games, LOTS of fun and TONS of prizes! You don't have to be a current member to join in the fun!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


The new sketch is up at card positioning system's blog, cps 164:

I used contents of the upcoming Paper Posies Kit - you're getting a sneak peek at what will be in the May kit!

Baby Boy card.
Cardstock- Bazzill
patterned paper, chipboard, felt, glittered letters- American Crafts dear Lizzy line.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tea Party

Last week at this time I was at the local Tea Party Rally downtown. My dad went with me. It was really great- you could tell the people there are just normal people- moms, dads, grandma's, even children were there. We sang the national anthem, pledged to the flag and prayed for our country. We cheered for our armed forces personnel. It was entirely friendly and upbeat. Here are a few photos. It is such a blessing to live in a country where we can peacefully express our views.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Forgot the Fair?!

This one's going to be photo heavy! I'll be back sharing some scrappy stuff later this week! I forgot to share a few of the photos I took last Friday at the Clay County Agricultural Fair! It has seriously become one of my all time favorite things to do each year! This year: Audrey rode a pony, clown show, frog jumping contest, pig races, lots of rides, petting animals and checking out the historic old florida area (women making yarn, honey, a real blacksmith working on horseshoes, etc.). We stayed for at least 8 hours and all had a blast!).

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Summer Paper Creations and the Keys...

Just got tagged on facebook that the Summer Paper Creations Magazine is out and it's looking so fun... I have several things in this one and two of them are featured here on the tease, party time card and the patriotic flags...

and, a few pictures of the family while we were in the Keys last week on vacation. What a pretty place!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Cards and the everglades

say what?
First, I wanted to post again some cards that have recently been published.

The May/June issue of Paper Crafts magazine is out and it is really gorgeous! I was fortunate to have one card picked up!

Here's my card:

Next up, some cards as seen in Craftsnthings magazine.

Spring has sprung as seen in Cards magazine..

Our spring break trip started and grandma's house then we went down to the Everglades... very fun! We took a 2 hour tour there... and saw a snake, tons of alligators, birds, etc. It was educational and interesting for us and hopefully the kids too... they liked finding the alligators as we went along.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Happy Sunday!

CPS 162 is up at the card positioning system blog and I really love this one!
sketch 162:

I used new Bella Blvd Estate Sale line. I used a heart punch to create the petals for my flowers on this card. Simple technique, but I like how they turned out...

Aged to Perfection
patterned paper, stickers- Bella Blvd.
button- Basic Grey
heart dicut- EK success

Last week we had a wonderful family vacation over Alexander's spring break

We got to spend some time with cousins.
We also spent time with Brian's mom. It was so fun to see a sunset at the beach with her.
Easter Sunday we spent the morning at a sunrise service. It was really pretty. We left Granmama an Pop's house after that and headed for... the everglades... I'll share those pictures another day!