Friday, May 29, 2009

Birthday Gift for Hannah

Today is my daughter Hannah's birthday, she's 10! For Christmas Hannah got an Easy Bake Oven. This kid loves to cook and has used the heck out of her little oven. Since the Easy Bake mix packets are a little pricey I went online to see if there was a recipe for using regular cake mix, cause you cant just mix up some cake mix and throw it in the little pan. You have to adjust the amount of liquid you put in it. Well, I found tons of recipes for the Easy Bake Oven - Who knew? I decided to make Hannah her very own recipe book and I knew just the right papers.... Nana's kitchen papers from Die Cuts with a View. Perfect. I used acrylic for the front and back covers so they can be wiped clean. I am obviously a little hopeful that she will like it, because I put 40 pages in it. Well, the paper was so cute I couldn't choose, so I used one of each, hehe. I also cut out the word Nana from the cover of the paper pack cause it's one of Hannah's nick names. Sorry about the dark pictures, the sun just went away. Happy Birthday Hannah!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Magenta Inspiration

Here are a couple of projects I created using the BEAUTIFUL papers from Magenta. They are so pretty I had to make something with them where I could see it everyday. These wallhangings will go in my daughters room over each of their beds. What I really loved about these papers is that one of my girls is a pink lover, the other likes green. Well, I was able to use the same line of papers to create two projects with different colors for each girl. I found the frames at the dollar store, or was it the 99 cent store. Anywhoo, the chipboard letters are from Bo-bunny, and I used Glimmer Mist to paint the stamped images of the leaves. All paper, stamps, and chipboard butterfly's and birds are by Magenta. The flowers are from various places and companies that I can't exactly remember right now. I stamped the mat that came in the frame with the magenta leafy branch stamp and then painted the leaves with Lime Twist Glimmer Mist. I cut a square of paper to fit behind each cut out window in the mat. I covered the butterfly and bird chipboard pieces with paper and sanded the edges to remove any extra paper. On some of the chipboard pieces I stamped over the chipboard shapes and patterned paper with the same leafy branch stamp and black ink. The letters were covered with patterned paper, and the edges were sanded and inked with black ink. I attached the letters to the frame using ribbon.

I love using my dollar store treasures to create something cool for home decor. Now it doesn't look so dollar store-ish! You've got to check out Magenta's site here . They have some fantastic stamps. Please take the time to browse the online catalog. I know you will find tons of stamps to inspire you!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Class at Ever After

I had a fantastic class yesterday at Ever After in Vista, CA. We made the Nature Glimmer Mist album using the Tattered Angels Glimmer Glass Nature album, glimmer chips, and of course Glimmer Mist. These girls were so awesome! And if you haven't been to this store you MUST go check it out. It was absolutely brimming with fabulous products. It is really a beautiful store, and the people who work there are so great and helpfull. Seriously, I LOVE this place! One of the ladies who took the class had these great pictures, and she chose different colors to match her pics, and she used the Basic Gray Porcelain line of papers to embellish it. It was just gorgeous(see pics above). So creative. I love it when I do a class and people really make the project their own. And a special holla out to Miss Cindy, who is always a blast in class, and has taken every one of my Glimmer Mist classes at Ever After. Thanks Cindy!

Stamp and Glimmer Class

Last Sunday I had a class at Maria Getz's house featuring Glimmer Mist and Stampin up stamps. These are some pics of the girls creations. We had a great time. For a calendar of events at Maria's please check out her blog at we had a great time! For more class info here in the desert please check out We will be updating this blog Monday afternoon so be sure to check it out.

Friday, May 22, 2009

IThis weekends events

I'll be teaching the Nature Glimmer Mist mini album Saturday at Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista Ca Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00. If you've been wanting to try Glimmer Mist this is the class for you! You will be working with some beautiful colors, and you'll learn how to use Glimmer Screens, plus you get a whole box of beautiful glimmer chips, and the glimmer glass nature album! This class is packed with techniques so come on down to Ever After Saturday. Did I mention this is one FABULOUS store! It is a treat for the eyes for sure. And it is LOADED with great products for all your scrappy needs. Hope everyone has a fabulous Memorial weekend, and take some time to create a scrapbook layout or two of those loved ones you want to remember. Please take the time to reflect and remember those men and women who have served our country, and the fallen hero's who lost their lives fighting for our freedom. Happy Holiday!

Friday, May 15, 2009

My Song Bird

My daughter Jordan had her very first choir performance tonight. She was great, if I do say so myself. It was a very good performance. She is really coming out of her shell this year. She wasn't even nervous. She said because she couldn't see anyone in the audience. The group sang a very ecclectic mix of songs, but they were all great. She is the tall blonde girl in the back row, far left. I am so proud of this kid!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Here comes the Sun!

It has been so hot the past few days! I guess our two weeks of spring is over. I was wishing for the cold to be gone, but I am not quite ready for the intense desert heat of summer yet. I am one of those scrappers who is only able to feel inspired to scrap certain pictures during the time they were taken, for example: Christmas pictures must be scrapped during Christmas time, Halloween pictures in the fall, etc... so that said, I made a summer layout yesterday. The new bingo boards and calling cards from Tattered Angels got me thinking about these pictures I took at the Aquarium back in 2003. I have been gathering supplies for years for these pictures waiting for just the right thing to make them pop. The bingo cards and inspiring summer colors of glimmer mist have turned out to be just the thing. There are two other themes for these cards too, family and outdoors. There are so many things you can do with them (love that). I am hoping for a busy week of creating, so let's hope my mojo holds up, and this darn flu will leave me. Have a great week everyone!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cosmo Cricket and Tattered Angels Blog Relay

Today is the first day of the Tattered Angels, Cosmo Cricket blog relay. Designers from both companies will be creating projects using products from both companies. (Sorry for the writing today everyone, I'm really sick with the flu). For my project I used the Cosmo Cricket lacing cards, the Ever After paper line, Glimmer Chips Regal Embossed by Tattered Angels and Glimmer Mist in Oriental Poppy and Spanish Moss.

Here are the other designers that are participating this week:

Trisha Ladouceur
Natasja (Cosmo Cricket)
and don't forget to check out Tattered Angels site and blog
and Cosmo Cricket website and blog