Thursday, May 29, 2014

May is almost over????

Wow, my May flew by with so many end of the year events!  May is always such a whirlwind!  I am hoping you are going to take some time this JUNE to create!!  I love creativity any time of year- and hoping with school being done, I will be able to stay home and create!!  Here is a little pennant frame I think you will enjoy!  This was made with the  "Motley" Papers and some darling little Junque and Gems.  I am in love with all of them!!
This frame features my daughter a couple years ago when we went to TEA at
American Girl Place.  It was such a wonderful time!!
You can see the little glitter butterfly and my triangle pennants folded over the seam binding.  I adore the resin roses!  The book paper flower was made with antique book papers and a scallop punch.  We just folded and layered them to create a cute flower.
 This Pennant frame came from "Close to My Heart".
I used a little clothespin to clip my photos inside the frame.  This collection has all these lovely flowers-- perfect girly stuff!  I also adore the FRAMES paper!

Come back soon to see more fun projects!!
Colette Nederhoff

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Nirvana Mini Album by Tonya Gibbs

WOW this mini is jammed tight with lots of Marion Smith Design Products, and tons of techniques.  Yep - I'm still on a gold kick and wait until you see how these gold accents really bring this album to life.  I used the Nirvana Collection, scraps from several digital kits, Junque & Gems, all of  Marion's stamps, Marion's Dies, Bloom Impression Tool and some of the resin pieces on this mini.






Over the last few months, I've shared several tutorials that have led to the making of this mini.
Last week  I shared a tutorial on creating flowers with Marion's new Bloom Impression Tool.  This flower uses the Bloom Tool & Marion's Large Rose Petal Die, and Leaves & Stamens Die.  

A few weeks ago,  I shared how I made a Garden Mother's Day card, and used that same technique to create the section hinges.  and the pockets on the inside cover.

Here are a few of my favorite spreads

In January I shared with you  Wooden Ticket tutorial. I think these little tickets look awesome with your embellishment clusters.

Here is a complete walk through video of this little mini so you can see each page!

If you missed those other posts, I hope you  get to take a peek soon.

Thanks for stopping in today
Tonya Gibbs

Monday, May 26, 2014

Layout | Meet Bella and Boomer by Angee Carter

I've been a dog lover ever since I could remember. My very first dog is named Teddy. He lives with my mom now. She baby sat Teddy for my honeymoon 3 years ago and now he's "her" dog. I'm perfectly ok with that. They have developed quite the bond and she loves him almost as much as I do. In these past 3 years I've grown to terribly miss the companionship of a pet and had been trying to convince hubby that we needed another animal in the house. 

A few weeks ago my co-worker, Janis, mentioned that she'd adopted another dachshund (Chloe) to be a companion with her dog, Roscoe and that when she took Chloe to the vet she found out that Chloe was pregnant with Roscoe's babies and she was looking for homes for the puppies. The sky seemed to just open up and rays of sunshine beamed down from heaven at that moment. I was thrilled. 

That night I told hubby about the puppies and he agreed to go meet them the following weekend. By the time the weekend came I was jumping with excitement. We met the puppies and fell in love with these two. Janis is an animal lover and she was very diligent in checking out her puppy parents to make sure they would provide a good home for the puppies. I've worked with Janis for the last 5 years and she is my mentor teacher so she knows hubs and I very well and knew we'd be the perfect puppy parents for these two cuties. We visited them every week until we could bring them home. We had to wait about 3 weeks before we could pick them up for good and now we are so in love with them. 

Now the scrapbooker in my couldn't wait that long before I started accumulating dachshund stamps. I have a good little collection of them now and Belle and Boom have their own scrapbook started!!! 

Enough with the introductions, let's get to the layout already. 

Here you can see one of the stamp sets I used on the layout and this gorgeous little card from the Marion Smith Designs cut-a-part sheet from the Never Grow Up Collection. Isn't that just adorable? When I saw this little card I knew I had to scrapbook these cuties. 

In this picture Hubs and were in Petsmart getting supplies for the puppies. Janis allowed us to take them out for the day so we could get better acquainted with them and them with us before they came home for good. Remember, I said she was diligent??! Lol. 

We were in the checkout line when I turned around and saw this cuteness. How could I not scrapbook this? I was so excited about it that I really didn't take much time with selecting the supplies. All of this was sitting on my scrap desk from other projects I have made recently and I just whipped it all together quickly so I could hang it up on my bulletin board. I love how things just work out like that sometimes, and I love that Marion's papers are so versatile and can be used in many different styles of crafting.

The background paper is from the Garment District line….It's the Remnants patterned paper. 

The D is for dog card is from the Never Grow up collection...It's the Wild & Free patterned paper. 

We've had the puppies for about 5 weeks now and they are so loving and cuddly. I totally forgot about having to potty train a puppy and having two of them certainly presents a challenge but when I see this picture of them cuddling while sleeping my heart just melts. 

Thanks for stopping by. This responsible  dog mom is headed to take the pups to the vet for more vaccinations. ;-)

Angee Carter

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Nirvana Mixed Media Cards by Peggy Lee Baker

Hey everyone it's Peggy Lee here 
sharing with you a couple of
Nirvana Mixed Media Cards!
The other day I had some free time and I decided to do some creative play...
and mix it up with Kraft card stock.
I used the Nirvana paper collections and stamps by Marion.

I grabbed a stencil and drywall tape with gesso to create background
texture. Stamping and splattered of glimmer mist makes my heart sing!!
My favorite part was getting to play with Marion's new Bloom Impressions Tool,
brown packing paper and a flower punch...I really love how the tool makes
the paper flowers cup to give great depth.

Here is a video by Marion Smith sharing with us how to use 
The Bloom Impressions Tool

Thanks for stopping by,
Peggy Lee

Marion Smith Designs: Bloom Impressions Tool, 
Nirvana Papers, Junque & Gems, Stamps
Tattered Angels: Glimmer mist-Tattered Leather,
English Ivy, Aquamarine, and Simply Sheer-Army Green
Ranger-Archival Ink-Jet Black, Distress Ink-Walnut Stain
Perfect Pearls Mists-Blue Patina
Stampers Anonymous-Tim Holtz Burlap-Stencil
Flower punch
Kraft cardstock
Gesso, drywall tape

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Vintage for Dad

Hi everybody, 
I don´t know about you but when I think:
"masculine cards" I know I'm in trouble.

But not when you have some goodies from MSD.

To make this vintage project I used:

50 101059

 I hope you like it :)
It's still time to apply and make your dreams come true:

Have a wonderful Saturday everybody and thank you for visiting!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Signature Wedding Album by ana paula leal

I made this signature album for a lovely and young  couple friend of mine.
The party was all in vintage look.
I wanted to do something with shades of  turquoise and pink to match  perfectly with the theme.
I created a box and a tin container to store the pen.
A lovely set to them keep the memory of that beautiful day.