Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Cards with Chocolate!

Early this week I spent the evening with my beautiful friend, Melanie, and made these lovelies:

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Halloween Collage

It was a great night!!! We listened to Pandora, Melanie made a delicious dinner, we melted chocolate and made the cutest little ghosts and ghouls, ate chocolate and peanut butter ice cream, and created some fun Halloween cards.....I think we stayed up really late.....I highly recommend it!

As I am writing this it is Halloween night, and I can hear a party from across the road.....there is lots of loud music and sounds like they are having so much fun!!!.....I am loving it! Happy Halloween Everyone!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Gloria's Circle Journal & 50 Things I Love

Another fun circle journal for the Pink Pineapple Design Team Members....this is my page in Gloria's book:

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Gloria DT Circle Journal Collage

This page was super easy to put together using the Sassafras Lass "Amplify" products......I added a little paint splatter, sewing, and decided to print my photo on regular printer paper to match! Gloria's theme is "50 things i love". I love sweets, so the felties were the perfect embellishment!!! I really enjoyed thinking about my list.....wonder how much it will change over time???

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Enjoy The Little Things Minibook

This is a new minibook I made to hold some of the memories from my summer trip to WA.....I wanted something that could hold photos I took of all the moments, and little things that I wouldn't normally remember:

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Since it is such a chunky minibook, I sewed this pouch to keep it safe...

Enjoy the Little Things Pouch Collage

...and here are some of the pages inside.....I used Sassafras Lass products, fabric, sewing, lots of stickels, and liquid pears, ribbon, and mixed my own handwriting with some sticker letters:

Enjoy the Little Things Pages Collage

I decided to teach it as a class in November at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks. Here are the details:

"Enjoy The Little Things Minibook"
Sunday, November 15th

Please bring to class: scissors (that can cut through thick chipboard), fast drying craft glue (I used "The Ultimate Glue"), glue dots (mini & regular), pop-up foam squares, black fine tip sharpee, crop-a-dile, zyron 150 (or adhesive for ribbon), tape runner (or adhesive for paper), stickels (I used spiced marmalade, yellow, turquoise, & lime green), liquid pearls (I used ruby red), sanding block, and if you have it: a sewing machine, and 7 photos 2 inches wide or smaller, (so you can sew directly onto the photos).

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Hair Accessory Swap & Green Grass

Ryan and I spent Saturday afternoon here:

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.....on a patch of green grass at the La Jolla was great...we read, chatted, ate some red vines...and even though the sun was pretty hot, there was a light mist, kinda like a thin fog, that you could feel in the air...and it kept us cool.....I like cool...

Today I finished these barretts:

Hair Accessory Swap Nov 09 Collage

The next swap I am hosting is a Hair Accessory Swap at Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks.

Sunday, November 15th


You make 12 of the same hair accessories, embellished with at least one scrapbook item (barretts, ponytail holders, headbands, etc...) We will meet on Sunday, November 15th, and trade our projects with 11 other people, so you will leave with 12 different hair accessories!!! I plan on keeping some for myself, and saving the others for stocking stuffers! As a bonus, you will receive 2 gift boxes that will fit the smaller items, plus an extra hair accessory (one of the barretts shown above), both made by me. Plus, when we meet, I will take photos of everyones projects, and submit them to a magazine.

I am really excited for this swap...accessories add so much to an outfit, and make a great Christmas gift!!!

Here is another photo of ideas I found on Etsy:

There are so many talented people in this world, and Etsy is the perfect place to buy items handmade by them.....I can't wait to see what you come up with! See you in November!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Journal A Week" Swap Pics!

This really was a fun swap!!! I am so inspired by all the different they are:

Journal A Week Swap Finish Pics 10.09 Collage

  • Monday - Nely
  • Tuesday - Gloria
  • Wednesday - Denise
  • Thursday - Krystie
  • Friday - Ally
  • Saturday - Karen
  • Sunday - Amy
  • Cover - Me
Today I submitted their beautiful artwork to Scrapbook Trends Magazine, and a couple different Sommerset Magazines.....Thanks for all your hard work girls, you each did an amazing job!!! Can't wait for the next one!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Today is a good day :)

I am relaxing at home, and finishing up some projects at a leisurely pace. One of the projects is a minibook class entitled "Enjoy The Little Things"......

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These are my favorite socks....they were a gift around this time last year from my sweet friend, Gloria....they keep my feet cozy, and they make me smile!!! I think the little things are GREAT!!! Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Snowball Fight w/ Robots!!!

I created a new layout for the Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks Design Team. It is very simple, but kinda cute.....with a photo of my nephew making a gigantic snowball.....he is so adorable!!!

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Snowball Robot LO 10.09 Collage

I used the backside of the Fancy Pants Paper "Rough & Tough Cards", Basic Grey Paper "Milk", Maya Road Robots, white paint, white pom-poms, black twine, and Making Memories "Great Escape Bamboo Alpha".

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Birdie Named Paisley

I made this little 3x3 canvas, for my lovely friend, April's birthday.....the colors are so calming.....just like April:

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I was inspired by
Kris for The Pink Ninjas.....she did this blog post on her "Plushie Canvases".....they are so cute!!!!

Thanks, Kris & Happy Birthday, April!!!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

"Autumn" Layout of The Week

UPDATE: SOLD kit coming soon :) now for sale at
Pink Pineapple Scrapbooks, while supplies last. For this layout, I decided to use those rich fall colors I love, and also added a little pink, just because it is such a happy color. Here is a sneak peek:

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

3 Things: What Kind of Ninja Are You?, Whip It, and Zoe Bell

1.) What kind of ninja are you??? I am so excited to say that I am a Pink Ninja!!!!

The Pink Ninjas have a new design team, and picked some of us to stay on for another turn.....I am so honored.....There are all sorts of amazing layouts over at their inspirational challenge blog! Here is my take on their current challenge:

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***OK, so when I originally composed this post, I forgot to talk about my layout.....I used a couple new techniques that I had never tried before.....and of course I want to share :)

For the photo of me, I edited it in photoshop, and made my image only black.....the background is transparent. This allowed me to run the paper for the base of my scrapbook page through my printer, and image is now printed on the paper. All I had to do was scrapbook around the printed image.

I also had a lot of fun with the title. Recently I took an online class from the talented Kara Haupt, and she taught us how to cut out our letters from paper. In addition to adding this technique to my page, I also sewed with pink thread onto a piece of each letter, for added texture. Enjoy!!!***

Pink Ninja LO Oct 09 Collage Final

2.) Whip It!!! I just saw this amazing movie with my girlfriend, Gloria!!! I LOVED it!!!

It is Drew Barrymore's directorial deput, Ellen Page has the leading role, and it's about Roller Derby.....need I say more??? Well, maybe just a little more.....the underwater scene is probably one of my favorite scenes right now.....and I love how this movie helps you see your inner
strength, and kicks a**!!!!

3.) Zoe Bell.

She probably one of the coolest icons for me in Hollywood.....if you don't know who she is check her out here. An amazing stunt women, she now has some roles as an favorite of her so far, is when she plays herself in Quentin Tarantino's movie "Death Proof". She has a small role in "Whip It"....which brought on this ramble, and on
ly made the movie that much better :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall Cards

The "Fall Season" has been calling my name as of late, and gave me the idea of making some cards for my family in WA. I have been missing them, and enjoying the stories of how the season has started it's change there, so I sent them some love.....

Fall Card Collage

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