Monday, November 30, 2009

{ My Scrapbook Nook December kit, December Daily 2009 }

We took a little trip to Arizona to spend time with family over Thanksgiving. We had a great week and Alex was such a good boy. I didn't get much internet time, but I am back now.
Ali's December Daily 2009 starts tomorrow. I completed my album and hope to follow along. I used My Scrapbook Nook December kit for the cover and some of the inside pages. The circles were punched out from the glitter paper using 3/4" circle punch. The album is by American Crafts that I got last year for something different. I love it. More photos and details on the inside pages this week. I used the embellishments that I am selling in my Etsy shop for some of the pages.
I made a set of note pads for a gift. I love the black polka dot paper, ribbon, pins and buttons from the kit. I have created several of these for an auction this month for our local Early Childhood PTA. They measure 2 x 8" and perfect for a gift or to tuck in a purse. One more layout with this beautiful kit. I downloaded the snowflake template and cut it out to use on my page. The photos are of us with Alex reading The Night Before Christmas...our new holiday tradition.  

If you need some Christmas card ideas come check out the Nook Christmas Card Countdown.
Come back tomorrow for some fun news, photos of the December Daily 2009 and a fun giveaway (this week)!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

{ My Scrapbook Nook December ~ Making Memories Mistletoe ~ kit projects }

Here are some of the projects I created with My Scrapbook Nook December kit. Did I mention that I love this kit ? I created the card for my card class and all the details can be found here. The base is a clear/acetate sheet from Making Memories Journaling Book. I used Martha Stewart border punch for the strip of glittered paper. It's new and it comes with the matching corner punch. I found it at Michaels and used my 50% coupon.

I added little rhinestones that come in the kit, to the snowflakes on the acetate sheet. I used white puff paint on Prima letters. The flower center is painted with Elmer's glue and sprinkled with red glitter. I found this to be the easiest way to add glitter. For the layout I used the die cut paper with the black cardstock as my base. The photo is of us from last Christmas. Alex looks so little there. I can't wait to see what he does this Christmas. The round journaling note is cut from the back of Making Memories Trims & Treats package. The number is from a package of numbers from Shabby Chic...all in the kit or sold separately at the store.

I had some glitter chenille stems laying around so I used them to make "leaves" for the flower and a heart. I stitched the heart with black floss to the page.

Friday, November 20, 2009

{ What are you thankful for and Shimmerz Design Team Call }

That is what Shimmerz wants to know! From now until Thanksgiving, we are giving our fans an opportunity to share what they are thankful for. We want you to create a Fall project to let us know what you are most thankful for. We also want you to leave a comment on this post, and let us know. Link us to your creation so we can stop by and see and tell us what Shimmerz product you used. One lucky winner will be receiving a $20 dollar shopping spree to the Shimmerz Store, so you can stock up on your favorite Shimmerz products.


ATTENTION!!! Shimmerz Paints is having a Design Team Call! Shimmerz is a cutting edge manufacturer, and looking for individuals who are not afraid to think outside of the box. Get Messy! Shimmerz is looking for artists and designers who can create a variety of projects such as layouts, cards, altered art, and whatever else you can do!

You can find all the details on Shimmerz blog.

Come and check us out. I was recently asked to join this wonderful team and I love it so much. Shimmerz is so easy and fun to work with. You have to try out!

For this layout I used rub-ons to create my own patterned paper. I have a box full of rub-ons and sometimes I don't know what to do with them. These particular rub-ons were on a sheet, 8 1/2 x 4 inches. I placed them on white cardstock and started rubbing. What is fun about these is that you can paint them with any Shimmerz color to match your layout. I know you have some. I used Royal Red and Golden Wheat Shimmerz paint and December Sky Blingz . I didn't add anything else. This is what Shimmerz and Blingz looks like. It reflects light and it shimmerz.

***I have some new things in my Etsy store, I am slowly trying to update. If there is something that you see here and like, let me know.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Yes that is right....In appreciation of Thanksgiving Day next week, Regina would like to thank all of you that have purchased sets here from The Cutting Cafe...This CHRISTMAS DAILY set features 84 images. There are all sorts of sentiments, titles and assorted numbers 1 -25 to help you in making your own CHRISTMAS DAILY here to see an awesome book made by Ali Edwards.

This set will be free until midnight Thursday (Nov. 19th 2009)....Pacific Time..

click right here to ----------->>> DOWNLOAD THE FILE.

Monday, November 16, 2009

{ My Scrapbook Nook December kit - Making Memories Mistletoe }

December kit. What do you think? Isn't this yummy!!!! I love these colors. Making Memories Mistletoe collection papers, embellishments and ribbon, Prima flowers, alphas and bling, Shabby Chic calendar numbers. I wanted to share a layout and a card I created for the crop we had over the weekend at My Scrapbook Nook. This first one was a challenge to create a layout documenting things you love about your home. I used Creative Imaginations paper as my base. I bought it at a scrapbook convention this summer, I think. My original plan for this layout was so different, but I couldn't fit all the photos. I moved them around until this appeared. I had strips of paper laying around from my December Daily album, that I will share soon, and some scraps. I stitched them to the background. a>A card with papers from my December Daily. The background is Collage Press and Making Memories journal note from Mistletoe collection. The stamp is Hero Arts and the label I made. Would you like one? Have a great night.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

{ The Cutting Cafe' winner }

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment.

My winner is Rheannon who said: This is so darn cute. I love that you used a manila folder... Thanks for the details on how you made it and the chance to win goodies to make my own! Superb job!

Please email me so I can email you the printable stamps. See contact me to the right.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

{ My Scrapbook Nook cards, Project 365 - week 43 }

I never showed you the cards I created with My Scrapbook Nook November kit. We have some fun things going on at the Nook. Virtual Crop, starting tomorrow, Friday, November 13. Stop by and join us for fun challenges, contests, and a ton of inspiration until Sunday, November 15. Do you want to start early, here is a challenge for you. A Day In YOUR Life. This layout: Must cover a 24 hour period. Must include at least 6 photos. Must have at least 3 sections of journaling. And one of those pics has to be of you, on that day that you are scrapping. How fun is that? I hope you can stop by and join us.

December kit reveal is coming soon. You can see all the add ons in the store for some hints.

Are you looking for October Afternoon Very Merry? We are taking pre orders here.

Project 365 - week 43.

10.19 - singing. 10.20 - at the park. Loves to say "O" it's his favorite letter.

10.21 - loves to look through my scrapbook magazines.

10.22 - at school.

10.23 - at the park.

10.24 - Saturday night crop with my friend Leslie. So much fun.

Alex with his monkey.

10.25 - sleeping in his crib. I remembered at 11pm that I didn't take any photos. This is my photo fro the day.

***Don't forget The Cutting Cafe' printable stamps giveaway!

Monday, November 09, 2009

{ The Cutting Cafe' Holiday Planner and a giveaway **closed**}

Time to get organized. Christmas will be here in 45 days!

This is a new Holiday Planner printable stamp set. The set features 3 assorted sheets for planning your: Gift lists, Christmas Card list and Misc. Christmas notes..The 3 sheets are approx. a little bigger then 7 by 3 inches....The sheets come 2 on a page...The set also comes with 18 other assorted images.

I added a printable stamp from the Christmas Circles Set 2 that I punched out with my Marvy Uchida scalloped punch. The tree printable stamp is from All About Christmas set. The base for this planner is a manila folder. I have been saving directions from Taylor VanBruggen, and then the other day I found this video tutorial. This Holiday planner set was perfect for the project. The notes fit perfectly in the pockets. I even used my favorite Avery label. The Cutting Cafe' sets are so easy to print, cut and put together. I used Making Memories Mistletoe patterned paper and SEI ribbon. This was so much fun. I want to do a different project with this accordion file folder.

Let me know if you have any questions.

***Regina is hosting a giveaway and this Holiday Planner printable stamp set can be yours. Leave me a comment and I will draw one name on Sunday morning, November 15.

***ETA: In addition to Holiday Planner stamp set, I will be giving away All About Christmas set and Christmas Circle Set 2 (to one lucky winner).

I have something fun planned, coming soon.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

{ Impression Obsession DT challenge -make a wreath }

The challenge was to make a wreath. I stamped the leaves from Fall Wreath (CL238) stamp set on patterned paper. After I cut them out I folded and shaped them a little, so they look like leaves. I added some glitter to the leaves to make them sparkle. My background stamp is Cover-a-card Large Dot stamp (CC007). I used sketch #38 from 2 Sketches 4 You. The sentiment is from Circle Greeting (CL99) stamp set. I used Lily Bee Audrey collection papers from My Scrapbook Nook November and kit. I really like this Martha Stewart glitter that I bought recently. It's really fine and it sparkles.

I hope you'll take the time to visit the other designers' blogs for inspiration! Laura, Dina, Jeanne, Jenny, Kathy, Julie, Deborah and Shirley.

***Would you like to see your card featured on the Impression Obsession blog? Email your challenge cards using Impression Obsession images to Shirley. Every week, cards will be selected to showcase on the Impression Obsession blog!!!

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

{ Mojo Monday 111, Project 365 - week 42 }

Here is my card for Mojo Monday 111 sketch. I made this late last night and I will try to get a better photo now. I used Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon paper scraps. I made the flower from old book paper and sprayed it with Bed Of Roses Shimmerz Spritz.

I painted the chipboard circle with paint and then sprayed with Sea Foam Shimmerz Spritz.

Project 365 - week 42.

10.12 - he loves to play, mostly drums, but here he is posing. 10.13 - eating lunch and giving me one of his cute smiles. 10.14 - trying to stall before bedtime by reading more books. 10.15 - being silly. 10.16 - at the pumpkin patch with his friends. 10.17 - getting ready to color. 10.18 - after his nap, trying to wake up.