Thursday, May 31, 2012

CreaTV for Northridge Publishing "Make It Your Own" Challenge

I had the great opportunity last month to film some segments for My Craft Channel and CreaTV for Northridge Publishing, and I'm telling you- filming is so much harder than it looks!

I've done a ton of teaching, and love talking to people and doing classes, but
I was surprised how awkward I felt talking to a camera :)

Here is one of the shows I did, this one is the CreaTV Scrapbook Trends "Make It Your Own" challenge.
I was given Pamela Young's scrapbook layout from the May issue of Scrapbook Trends (pg. 94-95) and asked to create a project inspired by her layout.

This is what I came up with- enjoy!


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Imaginisce Magnitop Jewelry!

Remember me?  Sorry about my extended absence. My computer died (or was on the brink of dying) so I had to save the hard drive, get a new computer, transfer all the data, and then get the data organized and find it all. I have horrible computer luck. This is the second time this has happened this year. Once to a desktop computer, and now to a laptop. I need to invest in a better computer brand, but since I don't have the money, just pray that this new one doesn't fail me :)

So- welcome me back into the blogging world!
I've been busy busy creating fun things for upcoming catalogs and Summer CHA that I'll get to show you hopefully in the next couple of months. Until then- I've been doing a lot with fabric lately. Today's project involves fabric, as well as two more projects for Imaginisce next week and two for Doodlebug at the end of the month. My sewing machine's getting a workout!

Check these out!

If you're wondering what jewelry has to do with scrapbooking- look closer.
It's I-Top jewelry!
Woo hoo!

Fun, right?
Imaginisce has come out with Magni-Top pieces for the I-Top and magnet daddies to go along with it.
Now you can make custom jewelry with fabric, patterned paper, or even photos!
And the I-Top pieces are interchangeable because they're attached with magnets!
The magnets are inside the magnet daddies, so the backs are perfectly flat.

Fabric is fun to use with the I-Top because you can just use circles, instead of punching or cutting the star shapes, and they smooth out perfectly.  The bracelet and necklace are both Magnitop pieces, as well as the daddies.  I added the pearls and crystals myself.

They come in earrings, too.
The packs look like this so you'll recognize them in your local craft stores or online.

Check out the Imaginisce Blog all this week to see more great jewelry ideas!

Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Snips & Snails- Doodlebug Design

Doodlebug has some great alphabet stickers, and they now have them in all of their great colors. This week we were asked to create a project using alphabet stickers, and this is the card I created.
My card uses the new "Snips and Snails" collection, and I love the cute baby boy colors. I used several different fonts and colors.

Check out the Doodlebug Blog all this week for more ideas for using alphabet stickers and more inspiration Thanks for visiting!


Monday, May 14, 2012

Imaginisce "Hello Cupcake" Release Party!

Imaginisce has a great new line called "Hello Cupcake." It's a birthday themed collection and I used it to create a 2-page layout for my son's recent 6th birthday celebration.

I also created this fun birthday card
the card uses Imaginisce's fun die cuts as well as their great cardstock and some sewing.

Visit the Imaginisce Blog all this week for more great "Hello Cupcake" inspiration.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Imaginisce and Canvas Corp

I got the most fun box of products from Canvas Corp, and I have to say, I fell in love with it all!
Canvas Corp now includes 7 gypsies and Tattered Angels, so we had plenty to be creative with.

I created this home decor piece using a 7 gypsies Printer's Tray and the Happy Harvest collection by Imaginisce.  I think these two companies' products were made to go together.
Look at how perfect they coordinate!

 I absolutely love the Happy Harvest collection, and the fox is my favorite.  
The burlap is by Canvas Corp, and comes in 12x12 sheets so you can use it for layouts, or cut it up and use it for cards and other projects.

 The buttons are by Stampin' Up and the twine is by Canvas Corp and comes in a variety of thicknesses and colors.

The clothespins and red cord are also Canvas Corp and coordinate perfectly.  They both come in a variety of colors as well.

 The clothespins come in burgundy as well.

I topped the tray with a twine bow made with a variety of Canvas Corp twines and ropes, and added a brad by Stampin' Up in the center.

Be sure to visit the Imaginisce Blog for more great Canvas Corp projects all this week.
Thanks for visiting!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Doodlebug Mother's Day Card and Recipe Book Mini

This week the Doodlebug team received a great sketch by Design Team member Jessy Christopher to use to create Mother's Day cards

My mom's a big-time seamstress and cook, so I used the Nifty Notions collection to make her card. I didn't even need a sentiment, the die cuts and stickers say it all. She's going to love it, it's perfect for her.
The spool of thread and the scissors are Boutique Brads from the collection.  They're two of my favorite items Doodlebug has ever made.  I've been hoarding them.  It shows how much I love my mom to give her a card with such valuable embellishments :)

Here's Jessy's great sketch so you can play along:
We were also challenged to create a Mother's Day gift, so since my mom loves cooking I made a recipe book that she can put our favorite family recipes in (and then hopefully give it to me one day :)

The entire book was made using the Bon Appetit collection of papers, die cuts, stickers, buttons, ribbon, and brads, and a Doodlebug chipboard album. I also used Doodlebug's petite prints cardstock for the colored circles.
 The inks are new Doodlebug pigment ink pads by Color Box!
I love the colors- they match perfectly and are very high quality and great to work with.
The stamps are Stampin' Up

Head on over to the Doodlebug Blog to see more great Mother's Day ideas!

Thanks for visiting!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

My National Scrapbook Day Celebration at Doodlebug- Part 2!

Welcome back! 
Are you excited to see the rest of the fabulousness that is the Doodlebug Office?
Get ready for more color, more fun and more cuteness :)

Recognize the cute pattern framed on the wall?
It's from Hello Spring.  They had frames with their paper all over the offices.

Can you imagine all the goodies in those boxes?
Pretty much everything they're ever produced is in this huge warehouse, and this is only a few aisles.  This warehouse was huge!

I loved Cynthea's cute cupcake and bubblegum office.
Her pillows were from IKEA.  She even has her own bathroom!

Can you picture Cynthea driving in a lifesize version of this car? :)

The filming room where Stacy did her live broadcast:

 Recognize some of these from their ads?

 Stacy Julian during her live broadcast for Big Picture Classes.
Her Creative Crop challenge was to create a layout with a "fanciful frame."

Stacy and Cynthea during the live broadcast

Wendy Sue Anderson on the far right who's on the Design Team with me.

 This is another one of their cute classrooms.  They have three- the one Stacy filmed in, this one, and the one Stacy did another class in I'll show you below.  This is where Cynthea taught a layout class.

 Here's a peek at one of the layouts they made.

And this is the class Stacy taught later in the day.  I wish I could have stayed for it, I heard it was wonderful.

I headed over to Paper Creations, a great scrapbook store in Salt Lake City, to teach a class for Doodlebug.  I designed a 2 page layout for the class using Hello Spring.

 It was a great class, with very sweet fun ladies.
They actually spent the entire day there taking one class after another.

 We did prize drawings, and the ladies and I had a lot of fun.

Here's a layout in progress
The classes were all done by major Utah-based scrapbooking manufacturers.  They had classes by My Mind's Eye, Authentique, Bo Bunny, Basic Grey, Doodlebug, Echo Park, and more.

Echo Park was right after my class, and Madison Parker himself came to teach the class, so I got to talk with him for a bit.  He and Cynthea are two of the nicest, down-to-earth people you'll ever meet.

I spent the rest of the day at home with my family celebrating my son's 6th birthday.
We took him to dinner at his favorite restaurant, and then to a place that had laser tag, skating, bounce houses, arcades, and bowling.  It was a great fun-filled day- and I was exhausted by the end of it :)

Thanks for visiting and coming on my National Scrapbook Day tour.
I hope your NSD was filled with paper, die cuts, stickers, ribbon, glue and lots of creativity!

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