Friday, February 29, 2008

March SNEAK PEEK (Addicted Scrappers)

All I can say is that this kit ROCKS!! I am so in love with the March kit at Addicted Scrappers! Everything is just beautiful and coordinates so perfectly- lots of trendy stuff and a great mix of manufacturers! Here's a little sneak peek for ya... a card I did for a baby shower yesterday! Everything is from the kit except the playing card with the baby quote! I'll be posting more soon so check back!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

New favorite layout!

Every once in awhile a layout turns out just perfect.... That was this layout of my youngest son when he was born. I used the "Hey Sugar" kit from Addicted Scrappers, along with a Basic Grey tag that I took with me to the hospital. The nurses stamped his newborn feet on it and I've been hanging on to that tag since! It matched PERFECTLY with the "Hey Sugar" papers! I created my own design for the angel wings and pop-dotted them up for dimension. There is a hidden journaling tag tucked behind the footprints tag. TFL!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Down FOUR sizes!!!

OK... I just had to post this because I am so absolutely THRILLED! I am doing a "Biggest Loser" Challenge at school and have lost 14 lbs so far!! It feels so good! I am finally to a weight I was at before my oldest child, which was 5 years ago. The best part was that I had to go out and buy new jeans two weeks ago because my "favorites" were just too baggy! And they were from the JUNIORS department!!

Since I bought those jeans, I've dropped more weight and wanted some "dressy" dark denim pants. I bought a pair that were a size I haven't been in since about 9 years ago!! I literally was jumping up and down in the dressing room! I checked the tag four times to be sure I was reading the size right!! YIPPEEE!!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Valentines Day Ad-Spiration Challenge!!

For this challenge, I challenge you to look at designs in unlikely places!

I found a Disney paint chip as I was walking through the aisles of Lowes! I loved the shape with the rounded corners and the two tones on each half. I even loved the single Mickey shaped element in the corner!

I took all those elements and created a Valentines "coupon" book for my hubby for Valentines day. I mimicked the shape of the paint chip for the coupons and also the "half/half" design by tearing paper half way across the coupon. I also loved the tiny Mickey Mouse sign in the corner and used a heart on mine instead! It was fun and very unlikely inspiration! So be sure to pay attention to design elements everywhere! You may find something you were never expecting to inspire you!! Very Happy