Sunday, January 31, 2010


I truly enjoy making little love notes for my friends and family.  I used the *Don't Get It Twisted* January Kit from The Pink Ninja Addicts to make these lovelies.....

PNA Valentines Stack

PNA Valentines Collage

They remind me of the little valentines I used to receive in grade school.....around the same size, with a special little message, and lots of color!  I am so blessed to have friends I love these days.  I can't wait to hand them out!

Love, Carrie

Friday, January 29, 2010

CHA with my girls...

The beautiful Hambly booth (one of my favorite scrapbook companies), where Ally, Nely and I met Mr. Hambly.....he was soooo nice, and told the best stories!!!


Some layout love with one of their new overlays.....

Have I ever mentioned that hearts make me happy.....

Another highlight was meeting Liz Kartchner with my dear friend Gloria....Liz makes such beautiful things and is soooo sweet!!!

Here is her booth with American Crafts....she came out with the perfect Spring line of scrapbook products.....

 Some more layout love with new Prima products.....

A cute card that caught my eye at the October Afternoon booth.....


And best of all, I was able to share it all with these girls.....

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Off to CHA!!!

Can't wait to see all the wonderful product.....

I am going to miss this guy:

Zoo 1.23.10

.....but Ryan and I had a lovely Saturday afternoon walking around the San Diego Zoo.....I love being outdoors, especially with a cute boy!  Plus, I am so excited about three whole days of heaven with my girls!  I will try and take some pics of the show to share.  Have a great day!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

*Heart Mobile* Project

I would like to introduce you to the second Pink Ninja Addicts kit for the month of January.  It's called *Don't Get It Twisted*.....

As soon as I saw all the yummy product in this kit, the wheels in my mind started turning, and knew that I wanted to make this:

PNA Heart Mobile

PNA Heart Mobile Collage

I have seen lots of awesome fabric mobiles for sale on Etsy, and thought a paper one with hearts would be perfect for Valentines!  It is currently hanging in my kitchen, and giving me lots of love!

To assemble it, I first cut out the paper hearts with scissors.  Then, I used different size circle punches with papers, and lined everything up in the order I wanted to sew it all together.  A short hunting trip to my backyard for a twig came before I attached the sewn pieces to the twig with excess thread I had hanging from their tops.  To finish it off, I added the red heart, and also the strip of red polka-dot fabric which I turned into a bow.  Another easy and fun project.

If anyone is interested in having a custom paper mobile made, please email me at:

Have fun creating!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Shiney New Art Supplies!

I have been looking for a cute pencil sharpener for a while now, and found a perfect little panda the other day.....along with a pink ice cream cone eraser......and lovely heart pencils.....don't you just LOVE art supplies!!!  I can't wait to try these puppies out:

Panda Pencil Sharpener

HERE is a look at all the other little animal pencil sharpeners.....aren't they adorable?  And if you click HERE, somewhere on the page is a table and chairs that are toadstools!!!  I *heart* them soooo much!!!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

*Earth Love* Layout

This is one of my favorite layouts right now....the two photos I used are from an amazing afternoon hiking.....Washington is SO beautiful, and my sister is SO precious!!!

PNA Earth Love Layout

PNA Earth Love Layout Collage

I used the Pink Ninja Addicts *Three Little Birds* kit for this project. Have I mentioned that I love this kit!?!?! One of my favorite things about this this particular layout is the paper garland hanging from the top. To make it all I did was punch out different size circles in various papers, and run them through my sewing machine.....easy peasy. I attached both ends of the garland to the layout with pop-up foam squares, and then added some mushrooms on top of a few of the circles, as well as a lovely ivory flower. There is some white paint splatter, and some black and orange ink splatter, a little more sewing, and I absolutely ADORE the Cosmo Cricket woodgrain chipboard that came in the kit!!! I think everything else is pretty self explanatory :)

I also have some truly exciting news!!! My sister Sarah is engaged to be married!!! I am thrilled for her.....she is SO happy!!!

Hurricane Ridge Sarah S

So, we all know what this means, right?!?!?.....I will be spending the next few months dreaming about wedding plans, and help her as much as I can!!!..... well as much as I can help from California with her being in Washington.....but I get to make the invitations for sure! Love is in the air! I can feel it.....

I snapped this photo of her on our way back down the mountain from a brief adventure to Hurricane Ridge. It was very cold, hence the cowl. Will share more photos of the amazing view there soon.....actually, probably in a layout ;-)

Have a beautiful day!!!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Homeade paper bows!

Here is another projects with the Pink Ninja Addicts kit *Three Little Birds*

PNA Ribbon Box

I folded some of the papers from the kit into a tiny origami box, and then decided that there were too many other cute papers that, I created a paper bow from the tutorial HERE, and attached it to the strip of deer paper that is folded around the box. Now, the whole strip of paper with the bow, can slide off the box, so you can get inside. I LOVE this idea!!!

Also, HERE is a link to a tutorial I found on folding the origami boxes. I altered mine to be a little different, and will probably post it as a tutorial with photos sometime in the future....just for fun :)

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Rosy Cheeks" Layout & Marymere Falls

I love this photo of my little sister! She tried on Dr. Cullens Jacket during our Forks visit last summer, and her cheeks turned so pink!

PNA Rosy Cheeks Layout

PNA Rosy Cheeks Layout Collage

It has been a sheer delight making projects with the Pink Ninjas Addicts scrapbook kits! This is a layout using the *Three Little Birds* January Kit. To create it, I first decided to make the fabric frame.....I sewed the pink floral strip into a tube, stuffed it with poly-fil, sewed the two ends of the stuffed tube together to make a circle, and covered where the two ends meet with a pink lace bow. Once I had the frame assembled, I came across the photo, and decided it was exactly what I wanted to use. From there, I cut strips of the heart paper, and wove them together, attaching them to the background paper with red thread and my sewing machine. Then I decided what embellishments to add, and for the final touch, I used my small heart punch, and popped up hearts in some of the negative space left on the layout. I tried to give this layout the feel of excitement, sweetness, and color of the moment I captured in the photo. With such great memories, I love how scrapbooking helps me remember.....

Here is a photo of me and some of my family on New Years Day. We decided to take a short hike up to Marymere Falls. It was pouring down rain, and we all got soaked, but it was soooo beautiful and fun!!!

WA Marymere Falls Group & Falls

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Relaxing in Washington.....and.....I'm a Pink Ninja Addict!!!

So, I have been busy making lots of presents, enjoying Christmas with Ryan's family, celebrating New Years with my family, and most recently just taking time to be with them here, in Sequim, Washington.....I return to San Diego tomorrow.....I am really not ready to leave my family and the lovely cold weather here, but it's time.....

I LOVE it here:

WA Hike 1.8,10 Me

Now, for truly exciting news!!! Pink Ninja Masters Ally & Nely are now designing scrapbook kits for sale with the birth of The Pink Ninja Addicts!!! They even have the amazing Elsie as the guest designer for their *Three Little Birds* January Kit! Their blog has some amazing scrapbook layouts and projects.....

Here is a peak at the *Three Little Birds Kit*

You can buy it HERE, while supplies last. I made this wallet with some of the lovely product:

PNA Buterfly Wallet Collage

I took a 6x12 piece of scrapbook paper, folded the bottom 2 inches up to make the inside pocket, layered all the paper strips, and ribbons, sewed it all together, and then folded the final 4x12 project into three 4 inch pieces. Easy and fun! More projects / layouts soon :)