Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere...

Oh yes, it always is! And that means it's always a fun time somewhere too... and that's exactly what the April "Five O'Clock Somewhere" Cocoa Daisy Kits are... FUN!

I had a blast whipping up these layouts and I still have more up my sleeve...
Kits go on sale midnight on the First of April to non-subscribers! 

The kit is full of such lovely, bright springy greens, blues... 



 ...yellows, and pinks...

Oh, and the exclusive Cocoa Daisy papers are SO lovely this month!
See this layout below? It puts some of the planner kit to use. I LOVE incorporating bits from the planner kit in my scrapping!

Some lovely little bits from the Day In the Life Kit are on this next page...
If someone were to say to me, "All the kits look so good, but I can only afford to subscribe to one, what would you recommend?"
My answer, hands down, is the Day in the Life Kit! Even if you don't do pocket scrapbooking, this kit will serve you well! From all the cute, whimsical designs that are exclusive to CD, plus all the fun little embellishments, you will have plenty to scrap with, or make cards with, or even to use in your mixed media! Oh, and the DITL kits come with a couple of 6x6 cuts of the exclusive papers! It is a great bang for the buck!


See that cloud on this next page? It was fussy cut from a DITL card...


 And those fun Wood Emojis? Yep - from the DITL kit as well...

Oh, and did you notice all the pineapples? Aren't they cute?!?! 
Maybe you are wondering why you would want a pineapple embellishment. Well, I say embrace the cute, sweet whimsy! Scrapping a sweet memory? Pineapples are sweet... add it to your page! 
That was my approach with all the pineapple sweetness in the April kits and I just love how my pages came out!

So, if you are not a subscriber, you can buy the kits beginning April 1. Ahhh - but, things sell out FAST, so I advise subscribing so that you get what you want each and every month!

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon...

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pastels in Bloom...

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This week we are working in pastel...

From soft shabby chic colors to white washing with gesso, being inspired by Easter to using actual pastels, this week we challenge you to be inspired by the softer side of the color wheel…


In addition to the lovely pastels of spring, I love the fresh foliage popping up in the garden. So... I took that inspiration and crafted up some lovely little patterned petals...
In pastels, of course!
Then, a bit of messy stitching, some black for contrast, and a bit of watercolor....
And there we have it... a lovely little spring card!
And now it's your turn!
Go get crafty and and link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from SimonSaysStamp.com.


Here is my supply list (affiliate links included):



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

We are Having Fun...

Oh yes, we are! Over in May's Vacation Scrapbooking class... we really are having fun! May's classes are always jam-packed with content and this one is no exception! And, I speak with great authority on that as I am one of six people contributing to this awesome class :)

Now, before you leave me here... thinking "I never go anywhere, I don't have any need for a vacation class..." Ah! Not true! In fact, many of the projects I am contributing have nothing to do with actual vacations.


Why then, are they part of a vacation class? Oh, I am glad you asked!

You see... when it comes down to it, the only difference between vacation scrapping and regular scrapping is that it is potentially more "epic."

As in... out of your comfort zone, full of ephemera, more photos than you typically work with, etc, etc, etc...

All those things can potentially trip us up in our scrapping, right? That's where this class comes in! I venture to say that even if you haven't been on a vacation in forever and you don't see one in your future, this class is still for you!

So, don't wait! Head on over to craftwithmay.com, using this special link that will give you $5 off! The link is good until April 9.

I hope to see you there!

Oh, and while we are talking about fun things...

Have you seen the sneak of the April Cocoa Daisy Kit?

Seriously!?!? Look at all the cuteness. Emoji wood veneers? LOVE! Kits go on sale to subscribers on the 28th. Head on over to subscribe now and reserve your kit! And, be sure to stop by the message boards at 8 pm EST on the 28th to chat during reveal. It's always a fun time!

Monday, March 23, 2015

One Stamp, Three Ways

Hello, hello! It's Monday and that means we have a new challenge waiting for you at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. And this week, we are making the most of our stamps...

Do you have stamps that are versatile? That can be used many ways? This week we challenge you to use a stamp multiple ways on the same project or use the same stamp in different colors or ways on multiple projects!


For my layout, I decided to put this fabulous Dina Wakley stamp to use!

To create my background, I simply embossed the stamped image with white, then used watercolors on the top of it...

Then, I stamped in black and fussy cut to create my embellishment...

And for the final touch, I used just the edges of the leaves to create a border accent on my page...

And there we have it!

I just love making the most of a supply this way!

And, of course, having the topic of a baby sleeping through the night to scrap about...

Oh, it is a wonderful thing, I tell ya!

And now it's your turn!
Go get crafty and and link-up with us! Every week a random winner is chosen to win a $50 spending spree from SimonSaysStamp.com.


Here is my supply list (affiliate links included):


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