Friday, February 28, 2014

Exciting News!!

Preview of a pink Vintage card using Mo's Digital Pencil Lil Ballerina, paper flowers Maja Design papers and Prima embellishments

Good morning, everyone!! I am so nervously excited as I write this post. Please bare with me as it might be long but well worth sticking around for! I have been a stay at home mom for the past 10 years to my wonderful, amazing, exasperating and beautiful four children thanks to my generous and hard-working husband! He works from sun-up to sun-down, many times 6-7 days a week to allow me to stay at home and take care of our children. I have wanted for some time to contribute financially to take some of the stress and burden off of my husband's shoulders. 
I have been working on a secret for some time ( a lot longer than expected, lol) and my husband and I are both very excited to share with the scrapbook world that I am opening an internet-based scrapbook store! I have a passion for crafting and what better way to help our family but to surround myself with something that I love!

I would like to introduce you all to my baby:

I hope you all can stop in and take a stroll around. I would love to hear any feedback you all have!

In honor of my new venture, I am offering a
15% discount off any orders made during my Grand Opening Weekend!
All you need to do is use coupon code maven2014 and you will save 15% on all products in your cart. I even have some items already at a discount, so you can double up the savings!!
Offer ends California time (Pacific) Sunday, March 2 at midnight.

All shipping terms can be found on the top menu of the Scrapbook Maven site. I offer flat rate shipping to the contiguous U.S. as well as free shipping for orders over $75. I also offer discounts for International customers!

I am so excited and I am sure I am leaving important things out, but I really wanted to let you all know of my wonderful blessing made possible by my husband and generous family members.

Here is a card I have made to share some of the fun goodies Scrapbook Maven has to offer!

Pink Vintage shaped card using Mo's Digital Pencil Lil Ballerina, paper flowers Maja Design papers and Prima embellishments

The focal stamp is a digital download from Mo's Digital Pencil called Lil' Ballerina, isn't she so sweet?!

Copics used:

Skin-E000,00,21,13, R20,22
Tights- C0,W1,3,5

If you have made it this far, know that I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Scrapbook Maven Supplies Used:

Papertake Weekly (Sketch #64)
A Creative Romance (Bingo: Pink, pearls and flowers)
Craftitude (Anything Goes)
Crafty Catz (Anything Goes)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
4 Krafty Girlz (Anything Goes)
Aud Sentiment (Any sentiment for a girl)
DL Art (Girl or Lady image)
Little Miss Muffet (Anything Goes)
Inklings and Yarn (Anything Goes)
Little Red Wagon (Spring)
Penny's Paper Crafty (Guy and/or girl)
Simon Says Stamp (Pearls)
Stampavie and More (Anything but Square)
CMC (anything Goes)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Little Irish Dancer

We are celebrating my son's 8th birthday this evening, so this will be a short and sweet post! I was feeling like another St. Paddy's Day card after seeing this sweet image at Mo's Digital Pencil, Little Irish Dancer.

The sentiment is one that comes with Paddy, another super cute St. Patrick's Day/Irish image.

Green Vintage card using Mo's Digital Pencil Little Irish Dancer, paper flowers

I will be back later to add all the Copic colors for anyone interested!

Skin-E000,00,21,13, R20,22

Thanks for taking a peek!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
ABC Challenge-Flowers
Card and Scrap-Celebration
Card Makin Mamas- 3 or more layers
Crafty Catz- Cream, Green +1
Simply Create Too- St. Patrick's
Sister Act- Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique- Use punch or die cut
4 Krafty Girlz- Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons- Anything Goes
CMC- Anything Goes

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Whimsy Stamps Design Team Call

There is a Whimsy Stamps DT call going on at the Whimsy Inspirations Blog and I thought I'd throw my name into the hat as they have some great artists, including one of my favorites-Sylvia Zet! I have entered many of their challenges on the Challenge Blog with little success, lol, but admire all the beautiful projects on both blogs never-the-less!

It would be a real treat to be a part of the Whimsy Team!

Here are three cards I'd like to share showing my style:

Using Sylvia Zet's Hazel

Mo's Teen Fairy Pia

Mo's Carolers Three

Good luck to all who enter!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Mo's Dream Team Monthly Blog Hop!

It's Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop time and Kaly is our host this month! If you are just starting you may want to start at there. She has chosen the theme of Teens with Deep/Dark Colors. This will be a fun hop for sure and don't forget to leave comments along the way for your chance at some Mo's Digital Pencil Prizes! 

For my card I have chosen Heartless from Mo's Digital Pencil. Valentine's has come and gone, but it would make a great Valentine's card or other lovey card for those who aren't into cutesy. 

You should have come from Debby's blog and I am the end of the line, so you've made it all the way through! I hope you found inspiration along the way and left comments. Good luck!

Blog order: Kaly, Mina, Jak, Gretha, Julie, Debby Y., Heidy, Alice, Vili, Alexandra, Anneke and Danielle (you are here).

Friday, February 14, 2014

Be Mine

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! In honor of today I have made a card using Full Heart from Mo's Digital Pencil. I had colored her previously using Copics for this card, but for this one I went with Distress Inks. 

I used Maja Designs paper again, yay! Love Maja! I used both sides of Vintage Summer Basics-1924? I think. The year is glued down as I used the bottom strip of the paper on the card above my crochet lace which you can barely see, poo. I used a Cheery Lynn flourish and Wild Orchid Craft flowers which I sponged with Victorian Velvet. 
I stitched around the layers and image and added flat back pearls and pearl trim to frame the image for the Cheerly Lynn challenge. I also used Walnut Stain to distress my edges.

I used a wood heart that I gessoed and glued on some letters from a Prima paper pad for my sentiment.

Distress Inks used:

Skin- Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick
Hair- Antique Linen, Walnut Stain
Dress- Victorian Velvet, Black Soot
Hearts- Fired Brick

Have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cheery Lynn (Frame It)
LLC (Love and Lace)
Brown Sugar (Die cut or Punch)
Cut it Up (Must have Die Cuts)
Bunny Zoe (Hearts/Love)
Fussy and Fancy (Be My Valentine)
Jo's Scrap Shack (Valentine's Day)
Sister Act (Anything Goes)
Whimsy (Love is in the Air)
Simon Says Stamp (Love Stamp)

Friday, February 7, 2014

I'm Seeing Purple

Good afternoon! I have a card I am tickled purple about! I absolutely love coloring and crafting with purple and to top it off I am using Maja Design papers for the very first time! Can you believe it? I have loved the papers but never got around to making a purchase. I have been making do with what I have had in my hoarder's stash, lol! I have used Spring Basics 8th of April and 10th of April.

You may be wondering who the lovely fairy is and she is the ever curious Teen Fairy Pia anticipating opening her present! You can find her and her just as gorgeous sister Teen Fairy Mia at Mo's Digital Pencil.

I drew a present and colored it with Copics and framed it with a mini frame from my stash. I gessoed the Wild Orchid Craft flowers and added a scalloped envelope and tag made using my Silhouette. I totally forgot I had the pearl hearts from WOC and was so happy to rediscover them that I had to add some to my card.

 Skin- E000, 00, 13, 24, R20, 22
Hair- E50, 53, 55, 57
Purple- V000, V01, V04, V06, V09
Wings- BG10, BV31, RV000 & Glitter glue
Background- BG10,11

Have a happy crafty weekend!

Challenges I'd like to enter:
ABC Challenges (Embellish 3+)
Cards Galore Encore (Bling-Glitter)
Feeling Crafty (Dies/Punches)
Treasured Times (AG with Layers)
Card Makin' Mamas (Make it Sparkle)
Sister Act (A.G.)
4 Krafty Girlz (Anything Goes)
Creative Moments (Anything Goes)
Divas by Design (Die Cuts)
Bunny Zoe (Stitching)
CMC (Girls Just Want To Have Fun)