Monday, April 30, 2012

~Baseball Mom & 2 Digital Layouts~

Good morning my friends, 

Wow the weekend just flew by didn't it?
We spent our days on the ball field and fixing the chicken coop. 
Our first game was a loss but we really are coaching this year
so the kids who usually sit on the bench have a chance to shine
and play, win or lose, so it's all good. It truly is all about the kids.
The second game we won and it was a fun game, the coach and
kids laughing. We are very lucky. 

This is my oldest so watching the game. 

Anyways, here are 2 digital layouts I have been working on. 
This ones is sweet Bella at the ball field using the Samantha Walker
digital kits (of course).
 And this one is also using the Samantha Walker digital kits
with our dog Daffodil and our Cockatiel Allie.
I LOVE my paper crafting but I also love digital work as well. 
It's been fun exploring both worlds this year. 
Delving back into digital work after 2 years. 

I have a giveaway planned this week, just need to find time to 
set it all up. I am off to scrap before the kiddies wake up for school.
Just 3 more weeks left then home sweet home! :) 

Happy Monday my friends!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

~Handmade Baseball Cards~

Good morning, HEY a Saturday post! LOL
It's because I am so excited to share this little baseball card today. 

As some of you know I am not on the Design Team for Trinity Arts and
one of their paper lines is called Making The Team, I love it!
I mean Baseball mom extraordinaire??!! LOL 
I used the fun Making The Team paper line, some baker's twine from Hydrangea Hippo
and a little brad I had stashed in my baseball hat gifts for the kids
*I stole it from my baseball mom bag* haha
If the rain holds off we will be at the ball field all day....I love and hate baseball
season. It's so much fun to see the kids play and grow, I love seeing them smile
and play but on the other hand it sucks to deal with mean parents and coaches 
and hear how your team or coaching sucks. But then again, it's never going to be
perfect so I might as well smile and enjoy it :) 
Happy Saturday my friends~ See ya Monday!!! 

Friday, April 27, 2012

~Sun Catcher Card~

Good morning my friends,

I have a new project today. I was honored to be asked
to work with the Connie Crystal company and they wanted me to
come up with ideas for incorporating crystals into scrapbooking...
HELLLOOOO! I love it!!! :)

What is cooler then to make a card that has a bonus gift in it?!
I thought it would be cool to make this card and include the
Star Chain Sun Catcher on the front, easily removable.
It's a card and gift in one, plus it looks so cool anyways.

So, what do you think? Cool idea? I think I am going to have
alot of fun with these crystals.
Oh I used my Kanban papers and toppers for this card.
Great combo....Happy Friday! :)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

~Acrylic Card Video Tutorial~

Good morning my friends, 
I am super excited to share my latest video with you, on how to
Well it's not the ONLY way but it's my way :)
This is the card I made, it is the Clear Scraps Belgrave Send It Clear Card
 This video will show you step by step how I created this card.
I will also be teaching an online class on how to make Acrylic Cards 
at My Creative Classroom next month. 

Afterwards I went in and added the pink pearls with a Liquid Pearls. 
But everything else is on the video. 
 I love how sparkly and glitter it is. 
I used the Clearsnap Glitter on Tacky Tape to create the stripes. 
WAY cooler in person LOL
Ok that's it for me today, I am working all day, so I will see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

~Beach Fun Layout & New Tattoo~

Good morning my friends, 
I took the day off for me yesterday and went to the tattoo shop ALONE! :) 
*scroll down for pics*

In the mean time, I am dying over  this Scraptastic Club May Kit! :) 
Weathered Spring is the name and it's such a cool kit. 
You can find Scraptastic Club and Purple Cows links on my side bar ➦➦➦
Here is another layout I created with the kit. 
Perfect for summer pictures, beach pictures, spring pictures.
Pretty much anything really.
I also used the Purple Cows Autumn Punch it on the corners. 
I love scrapbooking these beach photos. 
Everything on the page is from the kit. 
And here is my new tattoo. 
It is a very cool Tiki Hello Kitty Face with the words
"Kekoa Survives"
What it means for me is....the other half of my life.
My survivor strong side. 
Kekoa means: The Warrior or The Strong One
and Survives because I really feel it takes such tenacity and
strength to survive all the abuse and pain I had in my life. 
It reminds me of how strong I can be when needed. 
I LOVE this tattoo! I am so excited to take better photos.
I will share when it heals. 

It was a much needed break and I felt so cool getting it on my own
the tattoo artist Renee from Touch Of South, well she is just incredible. 

Ok enough of my personal chatter, sorry to hog the blog with tattoo
chat I know some people find it offensive, but it's just me :) 
Happy Wednesday my friends, I love ya~

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

~HSN TODAY! + Acrylic Layout-Vacation Fun~

Good morning and happy Tuesday my friends, 

Before I start I just wanted to remind you to tune into HSN today
I have a few projects that will be either in the background or forefront? 
Not sure just yet, but any Purple Cows presentations you
should see something I have made. 
This is not the first time but each time is very exciting. 

I have been stuck at home with a sick little man, which means sleepless
nights full of breathing treatments and mommy sneaking in her craft room
to keep awake! LOL Needless to say I have been a scrapbooking fool.
 I always love making acrylic pages especially when they are beach
pages because the acrylic is like glass (well the visual anyways). 
The last few weeks I have been working on my gf's beach photos, so
I decided to grab the Clear Scraps acrylic and my Purple Cows punches and have 
fun with it. I love getting back to just creating layouts for fun too~ 
 Well that's it for me today, I am making it short because I have this sick
little man who is driving me insane and my van is broken, so I am
frustrated this week and not feeling very fun and chatterly~ :P 

But on the plus side I might catch HSN and also I ordered
myself a new Hello Kitty t-shirt...might have to sneak to town tonight
and get that new tattoo too. Just because being a mommy is amazing
but it wears a woman out...and she needs a little gift. LOL
Happy Tuesday my friends~


Monday, April 23, 2012

~*GIVEAWAY* Purple Cows Blog Hop!~

Good morning my friends, 

I have a special post today with MEGA PRIZES! :) 
Welcome to the Purple Cows Blog Hop.....
You should be coming from Robin's Blog

My feature today is using the Purple Cows Punch It Autumn
I made the pinwheel flower with it and the fun border under the photos.
For this layout I used the fun *NEW* May Kit from the Scraptastic Club 
Coming very soon *Weathered Spring*

 On this blog hop you could win one of 7 prizes
1. Punch It Autumn
2. Punch It Solstice
3. Punch It Summer
4. Punch It Spring
5. Punch it Winter
6. Wind It and wire
7. Pin It and assorted pins
Be sure to comment on every blog to win and follow the 
directions posted below! 
The next stop on the hop is Elisa

Now here is how you enter to win....
To get in on the fun and be entered into the drawing for some amazing Purple Cows tools. Be sure to leave a comment on all the designer blogs as well as the Purple Cows blog. Follow us or become a Fan on Facebook if you aren't already and share the hop info with your friends by sending them our way or sharing the Purple Cows Hop on your facebook page.

I hope you have fun hopping! :) 
Happy Monday my friends~


Friday, April 20, 2012

~Momenta & PSA Blog Hop~

Good morning my crafty friends,
Today we have a special BLOG HOP from Momenta & PSA Essentials!
You should be arriving from ANGIE'S Blog
And there is a great prize from both companies so be sure to comment
on every blog along the way.

I chose to make a Mother's Day card using the Momenta
Pyramid Pad and the PSA Essentials Stamps.
I love how perfectly crisp the stamps are.
I also used the Sassy Stickers from Momenta and made
this sassy little card that says "Life Is Short, East Dessert First".
With the cute little tricycle stamps.
I used my Spellbinders dies for this as well.
Fun fun cross promo, thanks Momenta and PSA Essentials.

Now on to the next blog...

Have fun hopping and be sure to hit every blog to
enter to win the prize packages!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

~Because You're Special Card~

Good morning my friends,
After an intense game on Tuesday and a not so nice
comment from another mom, I decided to let love prevail and
make some nice cards for my friends~

I grabbed my Kanban goodness and created this "Because You're Special" card.
I used some vintage lace from my stash, pink liquid pearls, and
some pink tulle too, perfect touch I think.
I felt so much better after sitting down to create, it's funny how
it relaxes me and helps me get back in that happy mode.

Oh and just to bug you one more time LOL
If you have not spread the word about my class please do! :)
I work hard on these classes making videos and all that good stuff.
It's a great way if you cannot be here in TN to take a class.
Especially if you are overseas! No muss no fuss, just a fun class.

We will be making 4 cards and a wall hanging, not bad huh? :)
Ok I will quit pestering y'all about it! LOL

Now I am off to sew today, I bought some fabric yesterday.
Excited to sew a little in between paper and glue.
Happy Thursday my friends~

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

~Story Behind The Pink Hair *Video*~

Good morning my crafty friends,

I am often asked about my pink hair, and when I have time I try
to explain it. :) I have typed it out and chatted about it.
There is rarely enough time to tell it all.
But I seem to be getting alot of questions lately so I thought I would
just make a video explaining it in person~ Easier and maybe it comes
across better than in Times New Roman font LOL

Happy Hump Day my friends~
Oh just a quick reminder, class begins today!
We will be making a wall hanging and 4 cards step by step
video tutorials and so much more!

Sign up now!!
Here are more photos :)
Just 2 of the 4 cards we will make.
If you can please spread the word! :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

~Mini Basket & Notecard Gift Set~

Good morning my amazing crafty friends,

I decided to craft yesterday...

I finished my online class videos for layering your die cuts and
I made this miniature basket and note card set with my fun
Kanban goodies.
I just love the Kanban English Riviera collection~
I used the new Samantha Walker Silhouette May Basket cut for
the Mini Basket & Notecard set.
Don't you think this will make an adorable gift set?
I am going to give it to a girlfriend to give to her mom.
I also used Smooch Spritz for the little card, you know if you don't
have the right color cardstock or paper, that Smooch Spritz is absolutely
incredible for making the perfect color to match!
I just took my white cardstock and sprayed it before I punched
and cut it. Then I added the pink liquid pearls...wallah~

That's it for me today, I am off to edit and get this class ready, it
starts tomorrow! Sign up now!! :)

Videos and downloadable PDF's for printing! The class will
be yours forever if you print it up! :) Perfect for anyone outside
of the USA too. No kits, no hassle just one on one step by step~
Happy Tuesday my friends~

Monday, April 16, 2012

~Repurposing Basket Onto A Layout!~

Good morning my friends!!
Before I start I have to force you to see my boys in uniform LOL
Here is Gage posing on the field. He was such a funny man.
He was super excited about the game, we lost but it was fun!

I love being around the families and our amazing coaches Kevin & April.
Here is Justice, much more serious because he is the pitcher.
He did really well considering he had an injury the first pitch.
His hand is still black. We lost that game BUT it's all about having fun
no one is getting a million dollars here, so we just have fun! :)
What a wonderful weekend, spent with baseball, nachos, and friends.

I also wanted to share this in case you missed it.

The other day I shared a full tutorial on the Samantha Walker
Blog on how to re-purpose your paper Easter baskets onto a layout
You can find it right here
And it will look like this! Pretty fun right?
Please go say hi. And remember it was me (PINKY) who posted it. LOL
Very fun...this year is going to rock!