New Digi kit from Jen Martakis at Two Peas

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Good morning! Can't believe the week is half over already. Where does the time go seriously! I've been busy running errands and working on some ideas this week. It's funny how sometimes ideas seem great in your head but when you execute them they don't always turn out the way you'd planned.
This week at Two Peas, Jen Martakis has 3 new Digital releases that are Easter themed. Here's a look at them


Here's a couple of hybrid cards I created using this fun kit!

If you've never tried hybrid scrapbooking check out two peas garden girls for more info here
I'll be back later with my challenge cards and some pics from Vegas soon!

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No place like home this Jacksonbelle Tuesday

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

There's a certain appreciation you get when you leave home for a few days. We realize the simple comforts we take for granted and long for the familiarity of our own "things" I am so happy to be home and surrounded by the things that make me feel at home. We had a fantastic weekend away and I want to share a few things with you but first let's get inspired by this week's Jacksonbelle challenge. We're going to challenge you this week so put your creative crown on and let's go! This week's challenge is a 1-2-3...the challenge is to use 1 BLACK item, 2 PUNCHED items and 3 CIRCLE items. Here's my take

Supplies: Basic Grey Kioshi paper, My Favorite Things Pure Innocence stamps, Zva Creative crystal bling, Martha Stewart punch, EK Sucess punch, Stickles and Kaisercraft bling.
We love it when you play along with our challenges so be sure and link up your creations to the blog post here. If you post at SCS or PCP tag your card JBE098.
Now be sure and stop by the other Design Team members to see what they've created today

Dawn Lusk

Julie Lacey

Heather Pulvirenti

Windy Robinson

Stephanie Severin

Amy Tsuruta

Pam Varnell

Lynda Benden

Tobi Crawford

Jill Dunn

Heather Lee-Reppen

Lindsey Botkin

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be sharing some pics of our trip in a later post :)

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Paper Posies April kit reveal!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hello friends! It's my favorite day of the month today! Let's not waste any time and make way for the April Paper Posies kit reveal!! This month's kit was my favorite kit so far. The patterned papers, Prima flowers, stickers, ribbon, chipboard and Basic Grey brads included make up and amazing collection of scrappy goodness to scrap all your spring pics! Here's a look at the entire kit:

here's a sample of what's in this month's kit:
  • October Afternoon Picnic Table (double-sided)
  • October Afternoon Strawberry Jam (double-sided)
  • October Afternoon Front Porch (double-sided)
  • October Afternoon Sprinklers (double-sided)
  • October Afternoon Fireflies (double-sided)
  • October Afternoon Ice Cream (double-sided)
  • October Afternoon Garden (double-sided)
  • Cosmo Cricket Sunday Picnic (double-sided)
  • Cosmo Cricket Sunshine (double-sided)
  • Cosmo Cricket Bloomers (double-sided

I was able to create several items with this kit and have plenty left over for our weekly challenges. I also incorporated past kit items into my work easily this month as well. It's one of my favorite things about Paper Posies kits! Here's my gallery for April:

Queen of Basket

My Dad

Strawberry kisses

Happy Birthday with Hero Arts

You're such a treat with Unity stamps

My altered project for this month

And finally a card with Unity stamps

And even more exciting...we're kicking off our new Paper Posies message board on Ning! Feel free to come on over and sign up today! We'd love to have you and if you sign up as a Paper Posies member you will love our kits and community! We have weekly challenges for a prize drawing at the end of each month and our Anniversary party is coming up in May. There will tons of prizes, games and fun! So be sure an join us.
Thanks for stopping by today!

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Jacksonbelle Tuesday...a little Spring in the Air

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Good post is a bit late because yesterday was a crazy busy day for me and I was away from the house most of the day. This week's Tuesday challenge is to create an Easter card. I can hardly believe it's 2 weeks away. I've been using my Slice a lot lately and this bunny from the Farm Life cartridge was perfect for an Easter card!

Supplies: Patterned paper: Basic Grey Green at Heart 6x6 paper pad, Zva Creative Fabric flowers, Zva Pearl White swirl, misc ribbon and Easter Stamp sentiment.

We've got lots of yummy new products in the store and Lindsay has just placed everything on sale at 25% off!! Stop on over today to see all the new Basic Grey, Pink Paislee and Prima!!!

Be sure and come back for tomorrow for the Paper Posies April kit reveal! I'm so excited to share all my creations for you! And since you're probably totally impatient like me...{yep Aries here} here's another sneak peek for you

I'd love to hear your guesses for this month's manufacturers in the kit, leave me a comment and I'll send you a Prima goodie from my stash!

It's official...

Monday, March 22, 2010


Blech! I still feel 20 and look 30 {according to my sweet biased friends and family} so I think I'll take this birthday with a grain of salt. And how could I possible feel sad about turning 40 when DH is giving me the best birthday gift ever...

Yes! My hubby is taking me to Vegas Friday to see Celine Dion! I get a ton of smack from my friends for loving her so much. I'm happy to take it because her voice is so beautiful and she seems to have so much energy when I see her on television. I can hardly wait for Friday not to mention a little alone time with my handsome hubby. Hey, what happens in Vegas...I'm just sayin.
I am totally blown away by all the friends that have called and Facebook'd to wish me Happy Birthday. You peeps really know how to make a girl feel super special. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for thinking of me today. It means SO much!

So today I'm posting my tutorial over at Paper Posies. We've got a fab kit this month loaded with tons of yummy Jillibean Soup. I made a quick Spring banner with some of the papers from this month's kit and I used my Slice to cut the bunny dies. Love that machine, seriously!

I was able to create this banner quick and easy in about an hour. I hope you'll be inspired to create something to decorate your home for Spring!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Let the birthday festivities begin...

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Well, my 40th birthday is drawing closer now {Monday} and we started celebrating this weekend with a family lunch at Good Stuff in El Segundo. My sister in law's birthday is also the day after my birthday {figures she gets free cone day on her birthday and free pastries from Starbucks the 23rd} and not to mention she is still 30 something...and my mother in laws birthday is April 5th. So lots of Aries women in this family. It's amazing we all get along ha ha...

First off a nice cold Diet Coke...
Then my favorite a Teriyaki Turkey Burger that was delicious!
Since I started the 30/30 challenge Mat and I both vowed to make a change in our eating habits and walk for at least 30 mins a day. It's Day 6 and we are doing great so far. I felt good about eating healthy today. We did have the sweet potato fries for an appetizer and I was temped to order more with my meal but I settled on the fruit which was really yummy.

And of course a celebratory family photo op. Scott is at that age where he scowls a lot. Anyone one have one of these too?

And here's Mat's Mom {aka Mombo} and my nephew Gavin.

When we were walking back to the car I thought this wall would be great for some photos of Scott. I played around with them in Picnik.

I like this one the best

And then when we all came back to the house I took a few pics of my nephew for my sister in law. I love those freckles!
So far this birthday is shaping up to be not as bad as I was dreading it to be. Mat and I are going away at the end of the week to Las Vegas. We have never left Lily before and I am feeling a little uneasy but big brother will be home with her and I know he will look after his baby sister. What great kids I am blessed with. I am truly lucky. I've also put my birthday wish into the wish fairy and I'm anxiously awaiting an answer. Keep your fingers crossed that I get my wish.

And finally I have a sneak peek for you of some of my artwork for April's Paper Posies Kit.

I love love love this kit! I know I always say that but this kit is so full of scrappy goodness! If you are shopping for the hottest products and the most bang for you buck then look no further. Paper Posies is an amazing kit club to belong to.
I hope you are having a fantastic weekend with your family and friends. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and to all you sweet friends that leave me comments. I read and appreciate every single one!

The Force is still strong..

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It's been 33 years since we were first introduced to "the Force" and there's a new Star Wars fan everyday. It's clear to me that Star Wars will forever be a part of Pop Culture. Check out these new shoes from Adidas I found online. I'm sure these will be out of my normal shoe budget for my son but sometimes you gotta break the bank for your kids.

These are shoes are inspired from the Hoth scenes in Empire Strikes Back and further proof that Episode V was the best in my opinon! Notice the fur? Heck I'd wear these! Love the little details like the Rebel emblem on the back and the tan suede like the Rebel snow uniform Luke was wearing when he was struck off his Taun Taun by the Wampa. Love it!

OK I know I'm a Star Wars nerd and I wear that title proudly. If you want to see more styles check out Adidas's 2010 Star Wars collection here.

And now for something completely different...another Live Loud layout from Imaginisce. This is a really fun line to scrap with. I love the colors and embellishments.

Here's a close up of my 3D star. I love these pics of my kids. They were having so much fun.

I used this fantastic liquid adhesive to keep this large foam star on my layout from Tombow

Tombo Mono Aqua liquid Glue.

Tombow generously donated some of their fantastic products to the Imaginisce Design Team to try out along with our fab collections. I love this liquid glue already and use it for my special projects and altered artwork.

I'll be posting my challenge cards later today. I've been so swamped today with home stuff. Thanks for stopping by!

New from Jacksonbelle Embellishments

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

This week we are showing off our new products and I am so over he moon for the new Prima in the Jacksonbelle store!
When I saw the new paper lines at CHA from Prima, my heart went swoon! I love butterflies and this collection titled Flights of Fancy is just gorgeous! Paired with the Innoscence line of florals it's simply stunning.
Here is my Primalicious card and this week's awesome sketch from Kazan at 2 Sketches 4 You!

I love the color palette in this collection and the other papers in this line are just as rich! We'd love to see your creation with your favorite products so link them up to the post here. If you post in the galleries at SCS or PCP be sure and tag your photo JBE097.

Be sure to stop by the other Design Team blogs to see what they've created for you this week!

Dawn Lusk

Julie Lacey

Heather Pulvirenti

Windy Robinson

Stephanie Severin

Amy Tsuruta

Pam Varnell

Lynda Benden

Tobi Crawford

Jill Dunn

Heather Lee-Reppen

Lindsey Botkin

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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