Friday, August 27, 2010


Well I'm sure by now all of you know how much I love Lost and Found and from what I've heard most of you feel the same way! :o) I have another project to show you today with the very same...

I've had this little hanger for a while now. My parents got it while they were renovating their closet and I just had to have it! and this is what I did with it...

I altered it to make this little sign. I love this saying and its one of those that you need to keep around so you don't forget. I know I do. I think think this will help me remember everyday...

I felt I needed to censor it :oP

First I painted the hanger white, then layered some crackle paint over it and distressed it using some vintage photo distress ink. The last touch was to add those fab gems which used to be brads so I just cut off the tips using *Dean's* Tim Holt'z scissors and then managed to cut my finger in the process. Oy.

and there it is hanging on the Lost and Found rack at the store :o)

Can't say I'm done playing with this line just yet :-X

Stay sweet,


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sept. Classes at ScrappyB :o)

September is just around the corner.. literally like next week. Yikes! I'm not ready for September to come back (<-- that's a Stacey joke hihi) Anyways.. just wanted to pop in and do a quick post with the upcoming classes that I'll be teaching at Scrappy Boutique :o) Space is limited on all of these so if you like what you see make sure you call and sign up! I'd love to see you there and share some yummy cookies with you.. that's right, I bribe you with cookies :oP no complaints so far.. hehe

Simply Delightful 2-pg Layout
Wednesday Sept. 1st 6:00pm

Olivia 2-pg Layout
Sat. Sept. 11th 1:00pm

Oliver 2-pg Layout
Friday Sept. 17th 6:00pm

Love Birds 2-pg Layout
Tuesday Sept. 21st 6:00pm
*includes a small Prima stamp set for you to take home with you!*

Thats all for now.. but I got a couple more exciting ones in the works. Can't wait to show you!

Stay sweet,


Monday, August 23, 2010

Funky Pumpkin!

We are getting Scrappy Boutique ready for Halloween! With all these amazing lines coming in you can't help but feel inspired.. Stacey picked up some pumpkins at Old Time Pottery so we could alter them for the store (Inspired by the awesome Cheryl Mezzetti). I figured one should be Halloween and one should be fall-ish. I got the spooky one done first and I love it! Not gonna lie, covering the openings was a pain but so totally worth it..

Here you have it my peeps.. pumpkin *numero uno* :oP :

*altered with The Moon Shine Crew by Reminisce*

Stay sweet,


Friday, August 20, 2010

Lost and Found

Busy bee.. I have kept myself busy this week coming up with classes for September. Can't wait to show you! I got three news ones for you... and they are all with yummy Basic Grey :o) Need I say more?!

But I promised I was here to stay this time so today I have a Lost and Found layout for you! and I can tell you this much, I'm so not done playing with this line yet. This is just their pink and brown collection.. Can't wait till I get my hands on the red and the blue.. I know I already said multiple times how happy My Minds Eye made me at CHA but you must see for yourself! The embellishments are just to die for...

Stay sweet,

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Funky Elegance

I'm back... and for good this time hehe.. As the new products from CHA start coming in I start creating... and I love it! Today I'll post a layout using My Minds Eye's - Haunted collection. Come back soon for other layouts and projects using other yummy My Minds Eye product, including Lost and Found. Swoon........

I think I might have mentioned this on my CHA post but My Minds Eye really rocked this past release! Lost and Found made my top 10 and if Haunted wasn't a "Halloween" line it probably would have made it in too! They really kicked butt. It makes my heart happy :o)

I wanted to use Haunted for a non-Halloween related layout. I absolutely love the flock and lets face it, I might dress up my dogs and carve a pumpkin every once in a while but I'm just not overflowing with Halloween pictures hehe.. Although I wish I was when companies come out with lines like this! I found this picture of Amanda and Corey's rehearsal dinner of all the girls and thought it would be perfect for these papers. I love the colors and the feel of funky elegance the patterns give the layout.

Stay sweet,

Monday, August 9, 2010

I heart the twinkles! :oP

Cheryl Mezzetti taught an amazingly beautiful book at ScrappyB last Friday. But what else is new? Everything she makes is awesome. I wasn't able to take her class this time, but I was lucky to work at the store while she was teaching... Before the class she demoed the great Luminarte Twinkling H2Os and I was in love! She said I could play with them since we don't have them in the store just yet (but no worries, they are coming!) and I said; say no more! I knew I wanted some.. but now I want them all!

This is what I made while I was playing... It's a little 6x6 altered project with yummy Basic Grey, May Arts ribbon and tons of Luminarte!

As a background I used a pink solid Basic Grey cardstock and then added some texture using Samantha Walker's white swirl die cut cardstock as my template with some gesso. What I love most about adding your own texture is not only the dimension it gives to the piece but also the versatility to make it your own. I used some twinkling h20s in different shades over the gesso and then added a darker pink frame around it with some more pink twinkles and a water bottle!

I can't wait to play with these some more.. I'm in love.

Stay sweet,


Thursday, August 5, 2010


As you can imagine.. I'm back from Chicago. :o) I've been taking care of things around here but now I'm ready to get back in the game! I can't wait to get back to creating... Although to be honest with you, I don't know if I can work with older products. Not after seeing all the awesomeness that's gonna be coming out! Stacey, Julie and I had a so much fun working hard to bring back the best with us. I'll have to post pictures of our adventures soon.. I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to go with them! So much was learned... While we were there we came to a fair conclusion. CHA is much like Vegas. There are no clocks, so you never know how long you've been in the show. You spend all your money. Its totally intoxicating.. Although if you ask me, I'd take CHA over Vegas anytime :oP

These top choices, as you will soon see, have no Christmas or Halloween. Summer CHA is always filled with those two themes.. and well, I'm not a big "theme" fan.. These choices were made from the 20% theme free product that was featured in the show. And I'd love to hear your thoughts on them and any you like that I missed! (even if they are themed)

So here they are.. In no particular order:

1. Crate Paper - Restoration Collection

2. Sassafras - Mix and Mend Collection

3. Teresa Collins Stampmaker

4. Pink Paislee - House of Three Parisian Anthology Collection

5. Imaginisce - New I-Top Accessories

6. Teresa Collins - Blingage

7. Basic Grey - Curio Collection

8. My Minds Eye - Lost and Found Collection

9. Prima - Scrapbook Jewelry

10. Tim Holtz - Configurations

There you have it.. my fave 10. Ten products that I CANNOT wait until they hit ScrappyB. What about you? I'm sure you've seen all the sneak peeks of all the yummy product that was released a couple of weeks ago. What are you most excited about?!

If you're a central Floridian make sure to check out ScrappyB's blog for an update of all the products that will be coming to your favorite LSS!!! I can't wait for all the boxes to start coming in and start playing!!!!!!!! Soooooo excited!

Also, check out Scrapbook Update's Top Ten picks.. Some awesome different product and great in-depth reviews!

Leave a comment! I'd love to hear about your faves :o)
Stay sweet,

Gotta love May Arts...

May Arts had a "Calling all Bloggers" challenge on their blog in July.. I almost didn't make it with all the craziness of last month but I did! WOOT! They have posted all their entries on their blog.. you can check mine here. I made an altered plate and a card :o) I'd love for you to take a peek and leave some love if you'd like :o)

Stay sweet,