Thursday, July 30, 2009

LOOK what I found.....

on my porch when I got home from work yesterday!!!

I was so excited! This machine is HUGE!!! If you're not familiar with the Boss Kut Gazelle it's a digital die cut machine. The Gazelle can cut 12" images so you can create your own background papers!!! But it doesn't stop could create borders, boxes, bags, envelopes. The list goes on and on. But the best part is this machine can cut a multitude of items such as light and heavy weight cardstocks, patterned paper, chipboard (lightweight), shrink plastic, magnet material, stiffened felt and more! Oh, imagine the possibilities! I already have a laout planned and am working on the background paper design. As soon as I get it done I'll share it! If you're interested in a Gazelle you can purchase one HERE!

In other news, the American Idol Summer Tour came to the BOK Center in Tulsa where I work. After I got off last Friday I grabbed Seth and brought him to the arena for the Idol meet and greet. He was able to meet and get a picture with Kris Allen, Michael Sarver and Matt Giraud. He was sooooo excited! Everyone was super nice and I know it is something Seth will never forget. Here are the pics I took of him...

Thanks for stoppin' by! I'll be back soon with a Gazelle project!


Tuesday, July 28, 2009


It's that time of year again where all our favorite manufacturers congregate in one place to show off their newest lines! This time it's in sunny Orlando, FL! I'm sorry I'm missing this one!

Making Memories is hosting games and giving away prizes on their blog during the CHA show. Be sure to stop by and check out all their new goodies too! You WON'T be disappointed!

Take care and I'll be back soon with a new toy and a project!


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Post-It-Note Holder

Since I started my new job I've been looking for ways to add a bit of personal touch to my space and spruce up the office a bit. I use tons of Post-It-Notes so I thought I'd make myself a fun holder for my pads. Here's a peek at the one I made for myself...

And here's a peek at the insdie...

I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 1 to cut chipboard squares for the lid and bottom. Then I cut the patterned paper and glued it to the pieces. The ladybug stamp and inside sentiment are from Unity Stamps Little Buggers set then cut out using Spellbinders Petite Circle Nestabilities and mounted on Spellbinders Labels 3 Nestabilities. The ladybug was colored with my Copic markers then I masked it, put it back in the die and misted it with Glimmer Mist. Misting it inside the die left the white border around the edge. The flower on the lid is the BossKut medium Daisy and the leaves were cut from the Sizzix Stems and Flowers border. I just cut off the small pieces to size to fit where I wanted them. I added the Kaiser Pearls to the flower center, a few Primas and a touch of Stampin' Up ribbon. The sentiment was stamped inside and added a few flowers. The border along the bottom was created with the Fiskars Effervescence border punch. I used my Scor-Pal to make the sides of the box. I will, hopefully, be shooting a video tutorial on how to create one of these shortly!

Thanks for stoppin' by today! I am finalizing some details on the Scrap Pink crop and will be posting the details. A local designer has created a t-shirt and I'll have those up for pre-order soon! The proceeds from the sale of the shirts will be forwarded to the Susan G. Komen foundation along with the crop donations! Have a great day and I'll see you again soon!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

10 Minute Layout

I think we can all agree that life is, well, *BUSY*! We have jobs, kids, sports and our hobby! I have 4 kids, 3 of which played baseball/weeball this season. One is speech twice a week, two that bounce back and forth between houses. Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it. But I still want to scrapbook. Having a job in the scrapbook industry is a bonus for me. I don't look at my deadlines as issues, I look at them as opportunities! Having the deadline is nice for an excuse..."but honey, I HAVE to have this done for the blog for tomorrow!" That helps. LOL! But, seriously, no matter what deadlines I'm facing life for my family doesn't stop. Most of my scrappin' is done late in the evening as the kids are preparing for bed, or already in bed. I do have the opportunity to visit The Scrappin' Pad every once in a while and I can usually get 3 or 4 layouts done overnight then. But, I still need my time throughout the week. The layout below is one I created with mostly scraps, which I have to admit, I don't do very often. It took only about 10 minutes to assemble.

I used papers from the Just Chillin' boy collection by Making Memories. I'm not usally a fan of the busy background papers but this one added just the right amount of oomph for my page. All I did was color in the word "POW" with my orange Copic marker. I added a piece of coordinating paper with some foil stars on it then matted my picture on a piece of orange paper. After adhrering the photo I added a crumpled piece of paper to the bottom of it. By using the crumpled paper in place of ribbon it helped keep to the boyish feel of the layout. I cut the "DUDE" with my Slice and the Just Chillin' Design Card and added the metal signage to the side of the pic. That's it! A 10 minute layout!

Well, that's all I have to share today. Thanks for stoppin' by! I hope you're enjoying your summer so far. It'll be over before you know it. Take care and I'll see you again soon!