Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sweet Tooth Exclusive Kits at The Scrapbooking Studio

Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking Exclusive Kits for September 2011 will be available for purchase on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 ONLY at The Scrapbooking Studio! Don't miss out on these easy to assemble, fun, colorful, gorgeous kits. A little something to temp you...

Each WeRMemoryKeepers Travel Light "Thinking of You" five card kit comes complete with ribbons, pins, button, Pebbles "Thinking of You" rub-ons to use for greetings, die cut, punched and envelopes and color photo instructions. Cost $11/Kit

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches-Week 3 Reveal

It's time for the Week 3 Card Sketch Reveal at Sassy Lil' Sketches! Here's their awesome sketch...

And here's my take on it. I substituted a die for scallop type square for the circles. I had fun with the star instead of the flowers on the four corners and then tied that in with punched star shapes. Pop dots give the numbers a bit of dimension.

And now a word from our card sponsor:

Want to play along? Great! You just copy the sketch and post it on Sassy Lil' Sketches. Have fun & good luck!! Here are the RULES.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches-Week 1 Layout (August)

Loved this awesome layout sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches so I had to try it out!

I received my August samples from The Scrapbooking Studio (my favorite LSS!) in Moline, IL and used the Cosmo Cricket 6x6 pad (perfect for this type of layout) to create this 12x12 page layout. I really love the grid! I used a white pen to create the faux stiches, Bella Blvd. 12x12 sheet of letters for the title and journaling (this saved so much time!!), Accucut dies for the butterflies and pennant, and Tim Holtz die for the small journaling piece at the top. Mark and I celebrated our fifteen wedding anniversary in Galena, IL. This layout worked great as an opportunity to have several photos on one page.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Sassy Lil' Card Sketch-Week 1 Reveal

I am excited to share a card I created using the Week 1 Sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches! Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it using Crate paper, twine from Twinery, Queen black pearl bling, white opaque pen and black pen for faux stitching, Maya Road small wood buttons and small chipbard flowers, Prima glass glob, Cat eye ink pads to color the chipboard pieces, Pebbles rub-on for the greeting.

I used a large plastic lid as my circle stencil for drawing the "sewn" circles.

I pressed the chipboard down into my cat eye inks to coat the little flowers. Thanks for taking a peak!

And here is this week's card sponsor:
Want to play along? Great! You just copy the sketch and post it on Sassy Lil' Sketches. Have fun & good luck!! Here are the RULES.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Copic Class August 24, 2011 6:30 pm

Copic Tricks & Treats 101: Create five Halloween cards using Copic markers, Just-Rite stamps, Reminisce papers, ribbons, Maya Road pins & wooden buttons, stamp and color on Ranger sticky back canvas and lots more! You will be shown three copic blending techniques during class. If you have the following Copic markers please bring them with you to class: C5, C7, BV20, BV25, BG10, R02, R05, colorless blender, and the 0.03 black multiliner. I have a lot of information to share with beginner Copic marker users. If you've purchased Copics in the past and have tried to used them but failed-NOW is your chance to figure it out!Class includes 3 Copic Ciao Markers retail value of $12.87. Bring a basic tool kit with you to class.

Register for class by calling The Scrapbooking Studio 309-736-7242 or

Register ONLINE now!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Something NEW from Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking-Don't miss out...

Sweet Tooth Scrapbooking, LLC is offering something NEW for August 2011: five one-page layouts in one kit! You read it correctly---FIVE one-page layouts in one kit for only $20/kit. Here's what you can expect to receive in each kit: Echo Park's Playground papers, journaling cards, element stickers (12x12 sheet), border strips, Scenic Route chipboard circles, ribbons, buttons, twine, color photos & of course written instructions. Available here on the Sweet Tooth website.

Also for August: Jillibean Soup Blossom & Pea Pod Parts adorn this 8-card collection of "Hello", "Thank You", "I Love You", and several friendship cards. Jillibean Soup's designer's have a way of making everything they create really adorable and this collection is no exception. Each kit includes, papers, die cut parts, ribbons, twine, buttons, brads, envelopes, color photo instructions and lots more. Order yours now for the low cost of $16 for eight cards.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Glittery Inspiration...

I love this picture of Julianne and Charlie discovering the ocean at Cocoa Beach, FL for the very first time. It was an awesome trip with lots of "firsts". We saw our first surfer who was on his board just to their left and besides him and us it was pretty empty. It was so cold and windy we were truly the only ones around and we were able to savor the beauty alone.

We had the opportunity to visit a lot of places on our trip: Disney, Universal, the Space Center but the only place they wanted a second chance at visiting was the ocean. :)

I also created a card using the Best Creation glitter papers. It's sort of fun because it "grows" like the plants on the paper. Check it out...

Thanks for taking a peak!