Monday, April 25, 2011

Mayberry Layouts

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Hello Everyone!

Last night I was laying in bed, thinking of all the things I have to do today. And just like you, I had a list a mile long.  So I do apologize for the NOT so great pictures, but here they are.  I hope you like them and for those of  you who will receive their kits this week, please email me or give me a jingle if you have any questions on assembling.  

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Here is the layout from last weeks Heart 2 Heart Bunny Hop, it was part of my April workshop.

Big Hugs!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog: Bunny Hop!!

Hello Everyone!!!
This week at H2H we are working on a "From Our Heart to Yours Bunny Hop". If you are visiting from Heart 2 Heart... You are well on your way to seeing some pretty terrific artwork.  Here are all the details for joining our BUNNY HOP:
The theme will be Easter or Spring artwork and MUST include CLOSE TO MY HEART products. In order to participate in the hop, create your artwork and post it on your blog or group and then go to Heart 2 Heart challenges blog and post your link on to th "Mister Linky" ready to go live on today, APRIL 18th between the hours of 5:00AM Pacific/8:00AM EST and 5:00PM Pacific/8:00 pm EST. The link box will CLOSE at 5:00PM Pacific/8:00PM EST!! So to participate in this hop, you must link up on TODAY ONLY!!! No other links will be accepted after the deadline for the Bunny Hop.

For this month, I am using one of my 12 x 12 set of layouts from my April Workshop using the Mayberry Paper Packet Level 2.  It's all about Easter with my three kids, so this is one of my favorite Holiday to make layouts for...

Now head on over to Debbie Carrier's Blog, she is the next stop on our very first BUNNY HOP!!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

What are Glubers???

Hello Everyone!
As some of you may know... I am in L-O-V-E with Glubers!!!
Visit my Facebook Page "Scrapbooking Ink" and click on "Like" to be entered in the drawing to win a FREE multi-size pack of Glubers!  Below is a instructional video on how I made the plastic flowers on my H2H post.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog: Recycle & Reuse

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog, it's all about recycling and reusing.  I had a some major creative block with this challenge... So much so that I ended up dreaming about it one night.  I dreamed that it was taking a very long time to find something to use, I searched all over my house, my neighbors house, my sisters house and NOTHING.  Then I came home and saw a beautiful card with white/clear/sparkly flowers on my work table!  I apparently had already made the card and didn't know it.
So... when I woke up that morning, as I picked up my home a little, I searched for something that would help me make those flowers. It was when I picked up my trash box from my workroom... that I saw this clear bag that I was about to throw out, that I realized.... this clear plastic bag was the perfect thing to make my flowers.
All I did was cut the bag into long strips (1 1/2" wide) and used my favorite new toy (Glubers) to twist and position the plastic strips around the Gluber to make the flower.  After they were done, I applied Liquid Glass and sprinkled Prisma Glitter over them... and Viola!!!  
Flowers wouldn't be complete unless they have leaves, so I also cut out some leaves and also added the details with the liquid glass and Prisma glitter.
Now take a look around YOUR space and see what you can recycle and reuse.  Convert your trash into beautiful artwork that you will be proud to showcase.  Remember to snap a picture of it and link it to Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog and be eligible to win a prize and be part of our "Top 10" for the month of April.
Remember to use Close To My Heart products to be eligible to win.

Take a peek at what the rest of the Design Team created for this challenge and become inspired to create your own:

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog : April Showers / Spring Blossoms


This weeks at Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog our challenge is to create something with the theme of Spring Flowers / April Showers.  I was thinking that you have seen a lot of flowers from me and not enough rain.  I have to tell you that I LOVE rainy days!!!  I thinks it's because I live in San Diego, California and the fact that we don't get many rainy days in the year, that makes me enjoy them even more.  Rainy days make me think of cozy days, staying in with my kids and husband, fireplace going and comfort food. 

The top picture was taken to with a dark background and I used a flash so the liquid glass can be more visible.  The bottom picture was taken with a light background with NO flash, so the liquid glass with prisma glitter could be more visible for you.


If it seems that I have been using a lot of clear cards for my projects lately... well you are correct. I've been trying to get out of making conventional/traditional cards, but keeping in line with CTMH products only.  So... for now I will use up all my clear cards by altering them a little at a time.

 As you can see that I did use a positive sentiment for rain on the card and when you open the card, there is a little cute surprise.   I also like leaving room for a personal message which makes this card more personal.
 Need some more inspiration to create your own card for this weeks challenge?...Then take a peek at what the rest of the DT created:
We have two new amazingly generous and talented sponsors this month. LeAnne Dudley and Michelle Zimmerman

Card Recipe: Click on the items to purchase your own!