Monday, August 27, 2012

Craftwell Back to School Blog Hop...

Hi everyone...first off, if you are here from the Paper Haus blog hop click HERE. 
If you are here for the Craftwell Back to School blog hop keep reading (and then when you are done...go check out the Paper Haus blog hop too!)
Summer is quickly winding down and coming to an end. Kids are going back to school soon or are already there. Craftwell decided to take us all back to school with a week long blog hop showcasing Back to School projects along with FREE SVG downloads on the Craftwell blog. The hop will continue until August 31st. and ending with a bang with the giveaway of an eCraft on the Craftwell blog. Make sure you leave them a comment for your chance to win. They will be drawing a name and announcing the winner on September 1st.
Okay, now that we got all the "red tape" out of the is my project...I used We R Memory Keepers "Hall Pass" and Mini 8 Punch.
Okay, let's get you to your next stop:
You want to go to Kimberly's blog now...
Carrie Walz:  YOU ARE HERE!
Kimberly Rae Forde:   NEXT STOP!
  Lowri McNabb:

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Paper Haus Launch Blog Hop!

Well, you have heard the buzz and felt the anticipation about the new online magazine and it is getting really close to that time. Just one more week until the magazine will sweep the internet by storm! This magazine will be chop full of inspiration that will cater to ALL kinds of styles...from the beginner to the advanced to everywhere in-between. So to make this week go a little faster we have decided to let you all do a little blog hopping with many of the contributors of the magazine. This hop will go on all week long giving you plenty of time to check it all out. Be sure to stop by ALL the blogs because you never know when there will be prizes...and let me tell you...there will be lots of prizes along the way and just when you think there couldn't be anymore prizes...your final destination will bring you the opportunity to win some awesome prize packs from many manufacturers. For stopping by my blog I made you all a little "thank you" card and on September 2, if you leave a comment letting me know you are doing the hop I will be picking a random winner to receive a special little prize from me. So what are you waiting for? Get to hopping and this is the important part...make sure you check out ALL the blogs and when you get to the end...make sure you follow Paper Haus on Facebook and follow the blog! We will all have the blog list so you can follow along easily... can't wait to see you there! Your next stop is...
 Your next stop is...Lowri McNabb -
PaperHause -
Frank Garcia -
Christina Colón -
Paper Issues-
Jodie Lee -
Missy Gener -
Peg Hewitt -
Jodi Williams Baune -
Carrie Walz -
Lowri McNabb -
Lori Hairston  -
Diana Fisher -
Aimee Maddern-
Izzy Anderson -
Jess Mutty -
Christina Heeren
Corri Garza
Sabrina Alery
Sarah Andreotti
Shellye McDaniel
Jamie Dougherty
Kate Vickers
Kristy Dalman
Melissa Priest
PaperHaus -

Monday, August 20, 2012

Settling down from a busy week...

Whew! What a busy week I had...first my dad came in from Florida, then he left and so did I! My sister and I had a "sisters" weekend getaway. Those of you who know me know that I am a die hard KC Royals fan even though I am born and raised here in Chicago(sorry Chicago friends!). Well, I have been working really hard to convert my sister to a Royals fan too and after this weekend I think I just might have done that! We took a little road trip to Kansas City to see my beloved Royals play the White Sox. Let me tell you, I was like a little kid who was seeing the Walt Disney Princess castle for the first time! This was the second time I have been able to see a game at the beautiful Kauffman Stadium and it was even better than the first time. Okay, I am rambling... I won't bore you all with the several hundred photos I took, well, maybe a few....I also have a nice picture of me and my dad AND I did manage to get a layout done. I used the We R Memory Keepers Love 2 Craft line along with the mini 8 punch...hope you all enjoy...

Sorry Sox fans...had to get this!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Ruby Rock-It China Blue and a flower tutorial....

Hi everyone...hope you are getting ready for a fabulous weekend. Today I have a layout to share with you using the new China Blue line from Ruby Rock-It Bella!Fundamentals. The blues in these papers and embellishments will blow you away. I don't think I have ever seen such a vivid blue like this on any papers before. While shopping with my daughter at the dollar store she came across this dress. I know big deal right, well it was, my daughter almost never wants a dress AND it was only $3.00! She just loved the blue color in it so when I took her picture I was thinking...I am never going to find papers to match this...well imagine the squeal I let out when I opened up my box from RRBF and saw this line. I didn't want to add too much to the layout to distract the beautiful blue color but I did want to add another pop of color. The RRBF Decoupage embellishments were the perfect touch. Not only did they bring a pop of color they also added a bit of dimension to the layout.

Also, you notice these really cool can make them too...
4 easy steps...

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mini 8 Punch...

Okay, so you know and I know that the Lucky 8 Punches from We R Memory Keepers are a must have...well guess what...they now have a Mini 8 Punch! These are just as great. You can make mini die cuts from 6x6 papers as well as making corner borders on any size paper. The layout I am showing you today uses the Love 2 Craft line and shows the Mini 8 in action...
Make sure you stop by We R Memory Keepers and pick one up for yourself...I promise, you will not regret it!