Friday, February 29, 2008

Kids Kamp Project

It's time again for Kids Kamp at Dreams & Memories. I decided this time that the kids need a tote to carry all the supplies they're gathering by taking the classes. These totes are great for beginners, especially kids. The inside pocket is large enough to hold a small 6x6 or 8x8 album then there is a total of 7 outside pockets to hold their glue sticks, scissors, etc. Since most of my students are girls, and it's my favorite color, I chose pink the class sample tote. A cute, but simple tote that is actually not only great for scrapbook supplies but would work well for crayons, books, and even Hot Wheels for the boys! Check it out...

Supplies: tote: Scrapbooking Tote; rub-ons: Sassafrass Lass; chipboard heart, bead chain, green gingham ribbon: Making Memories; glitter: Doodlebug Design; blue, red, pink ribbon: The Paper Studio.

I just LOVE how it turned out. So girly! And the "girl power" pocket in the cute is that? Pam has these totes in the store and you can choose from pink/brown, purple/cream, green/cream, or navy/cream. Now, we also have some great "Tough Guy" rub-ons from Carolee's Creations for any boys who'd like to join the class.

The class is on March 15 from 12 to 3 pm at Dreams & Memories in Sand Springs. The cost is $12. If you are unable to make it to the class you can purchase your kit separately. I'd be happy to ship it to you if you are out of town (actual shipping cost will also apply).


Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Layouts

I'm actually a little late posting these. Both layouts were completed at the all day crop at my LSS last Saturday. Pam went through an ordering frenzy at the store last month and got all kinds of new goodies in. Since I'm one of her designers, I got to play with all the new stuff! YEAH!!

Bazzill Basics has some new cardstock called In Stitch'z. I used the heart cardstock for this page. We got 2 new puppies last Saturday just before I left for the crop so I knew right away when I saw this cardstock that I would HAVE to use it for the pups.

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny Press, Shabby Princess Collection; Metal Heart Rim and chipboard letters: Making Memories; rub-ons: Adornit Carolee's Creations; ribbon: Ribbon FX (Hobby Lobby); other: brown and blue floss

The next layout here was created using Making Memories' new Garden Party collection. I LOVE the colors in this line. The background paper is actually embossed and glittery! It's gorgeous in person. I love the Artisan paper too. The picture on the layout is of Shelby in her new dress on her very first Easter. I trimmed the picture and layered it on a floral 8x8 paper. And to finish off the page I used one of MM's epoxy curling tags, a little of their delicious trims, and some 3-d glitter stickers.

All items are Making Memories' Garden Party Collection.

Monday, February 18, 2008

10 Things I love about Scrapbooking...

My LSS is issuing a new challenge every month. She gives us a theme to go off of and when we're done she posts our layouts in her store for the month. All of the layouts are supposed to pertain to us...since MOST of the scrapbooking/paper crafting we do is for our kids/family. Then, at the end of the year we will have at least 12 pages dedicated to ourselves and the things we love. I'm really excited about it mostly because it makes me think out of the box. We are not required to put pictures on the layouts...I didn't last month on my dream layout either. This month's theme was "10 Things I love" and we got to choose the main topic. Since the album is for ME, I decided to do mine on my hobby.

I really like how this layout turned out. Definately different from my "normal style". TFL, Katie

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Making Memories Projects

Okay, so most of you know that Making Memories is at the tip top of my favorites! So, when they posted a contest on their blog for a guest designer spot I did flips...okay, not really but I felt like it! They asked us to post our name, email, and a link to our blog showcasing our projects using their products. So, to make it easy for everyone I thought I'd create a Making Memories Project Slideshow. My faithful readers (thank you!) have already seen most, if not all, of these projects. I do have an all day crop at my LSS on Saturday and I'm sooo hoping that the new 5th Avenue spiral journals and the Garden Party Collection have arrived! So, Making Memories...PICK ME PICK ME PICK ME!!! Okay, now that I have that out of my system here's my slideshow!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!

Actually his birthday isn't until Feb. 20 but I figured I'd better get his card made and ready to mail. If I know me it'll sit in the bottom of my purse for 2 or 3 days before I remember to drop it by the post office. My dad isn't really into much. He's been a truck driver for over 30 years. He recently bought a Corvette and he used to ride a Honda Goldwing. But, that's about it. So, it was kind of a challenge creating a card for him. I knew I would have to keep the colors boyish and I knew the plainer the better. So, here's what I came up with.

My friend, Rae, had a card published in PaperCrafts Magazine's March issue. She used the Daisy D's paper and had a large chipboard star on it. I used her card as the inspiration for this one. I loved the Daisy D's Chasing Butterflies line when I came out and I've been cautiously hoarding it. Thanks Rae for the inspiration! Oh, and you can check out Rae's blog HERE. Katie

Monday, February 4, 2008


I received this image in a RAK swap last spring. I re-located it while I was cleaning and organizing last week. It has been sitting on my work table ever since. I knew I wanted to make a card with it and I knew who I wanted to send the card to...I just had to figure out the rest.

First, I colored the image using my SU! pencils and blending pen. Then I chose the cardstock which is also SU!. I embossed the Bashful Blue with my Cuttlebug D'vine Swirls folder then brushed it with Bashful Blue ink so the swirls would stand out. I don't know if the picture shows it or not but while I was making the scallop edge with my SU! corner roundr punch little indentions were left in the cardstock. I went back over them with my Chizzelit to add more depth to them. I finished off the card with a SU! sticker, some MM ribbon, and Prima flowers with rhinestones. Thanks for all your wonderful comments! Katie

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Look what arrived.....

It's my Quick Quotes order!!! I have to admit that I was a bit nervous that this shipment might not make it in time. Even though it was sent UPS you just never know. But, thankfully it arrived on the big brown truck Friday evening. I had plenty of time to put the sample together before Tuesday's class.

This is my first time working with the Quick Quotes products and I have to tell you that I'm very impressed! Their inks are very smooth and I love that the canvases are flat backed. The kit also included 2 smaller canvases that add a lot of dimension to the project. I really enjoyed putting this kit together and am soooooo looking forward to placing my next order.

I usually design all my own class projects. I really wanted to do a canvas class and I had seen the Quick Quotes products at CKC-Tulsa so I thought I'd give it a shot. All I had to do was open the kit and follow the easy directions. Here's the finished project:

Saturday, February 2, 2008

A Funny Card...

My mom has been on a waiting list for senior housing for over a year now. She has been living with her sister and brother-in-law and while she loves them dearly, she really wants her own place. Well, last week she received a phone call telling her one of the apartments has become available. She was so excited. So all week she worked hard to get all her things packed and today she moved in. This evening she called me while she was waiting for her dinner to finish cooking. She was tired, no doubt, but was really relieved to be in her house.

When she called me with the good news, I knew immediately that I wanted to make her a card. The first thing that came to mind was a house stamp. But wait, I don't have one. Hmmmm, what to do. Well, that afternoon I stopped by Pam's and found the SU! Happy Trails set. I thought that the stamp of the camper would be a cute play on the house. So, here's her card.

I have to admit that working with these colors was a bit of a challenge for me because I'm used to working with brighter colors. But, I think it turned out cute and I know my mom will appreciate it...if nothing else it'll be good for a giggle. Katie