Thursday, September 30, 2010

*The Girls Loft Part 2*

hi, happy weekend eve!

my scrap desk is FULL of things to finish up...
(which is the only way I'd have it..I LOVE being busy!)

so I thought I'd make this a short & sweet post by
sharing my last 2 September Girls Loft projects:
























with a few flower closeups:













my flowers were made using the doilies & book paper that came in the kit.
along with a TON of Shimmerz.  I made my leaves out of the crepe paper
in the kit. This kit is so pretty!! I love the shabby/modern feel.


and let me finish by reminding you all about the
Paper Girls LIVE Paper Talk on Tuesday, Oct. 5 @ 12:30 pm.
(live shows every first Tuesday of the month)


we'll be talking about journaling...
just click on the picture, it should take you right there!
(if not, there's a link on the right...)

have a lovely day,
xoxo,
~me.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

*A little Girls Loft September Project & a greeting...*

hi everyone..happy britney glee day to you.
so can't wait.

before i get all cozy & comfy in my huge chair to watch...
here's a little september The Girls Loft project I wanted to share with you...
celebrating a very special guy in my life:


this album is FULL of paint, ink & of course Shimmerz.
My fave color right now:
Shimmerz Vibez -- in...Jeni B Bleu
I also used Hot Fudge Vibez, as well as Penny Pincher Vibez

my hubby raced in the Senior Olympics Time Trials, came in first
in his age division and overall...so proud of him.
State is next month in Houston...woot!

& a little something I made for my sister's birthday tomorrow:
(good thing she doesn't read here, she'd see it too soon, hee hee.)






















am I the only one that uses more than one kit together?
*probably*...
I took the bird (and the button) from the Jenni B kit & traced it on denim.
the cardstock & paper are from a Studio Calico kit
the ribbon is of course...American Crafts (my FAVE ribbon of all time)

here's the inside greeting:























and a few closeups:
















thanks for taking a peek...
hope you enjoy some brit & brit on glee tonight....

Friday, September 24, 2010

*First Glue Arts project & Happy Weekend!*

hi!
so....before the weekend starts & our boy gets here..
I wanted to share my first project I did for Glue Arts.

In Style Stamps sent us some really cute stamps to use:



and..




for instructions and to see what Glue Arts adhesives I
used to create both cards...
simply go to the blog:
where you will find TONS of inspiration.


I know, I know...I made cards!
they're rare...but I did it.
and...I even kinda like what I did!

Happy Weekend...
so excited to spend it with my family.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

*just because...*

I wanted to.
Share that is....
here are some sneaks from The Girls Loft September's kit..



taking a mini break this weekend to spend with family..
because
will be here and I want to soak it all in...
(oh and don't tell him or her,
but we're going on a photo shoot in this funky area in Fort Worth
I found...

see you in a few days.
happy day before the weekend begins....

xoxo,
me.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

*sharing*

hi friends...
not much to say today, just want to share the rest of my September
For The Luv of Art projects:
















using My Minds Eye Lost & Found line...
along with Norma Kennedy's own line of papers
(I added the AC buttons & letters)

a card:



 
and a baby girl card...
(I made the minibook a card:)
































thanks for stopping by...
happy weekend eve,
xoxo,
~me.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

*Happy Tuesday Challenge*

Tuesday brings lots of fun things....
new movies...
new iTunes (apps, music, movies...)
new tv shows...and....

a challenge.














and not just any challenge
today is my tuesday to challenge you over @ For The Luv Of Art .
it's just a simple "use paint" challenge.
like I did above. VERY simple. VERY easy. VERY fun to do.
nothing out of the ordinary...

I just used a tp roll as my guide, painting it brown, then laying it on
the pink cardstock.
next I used Shimmerz  Vibez (Pop Art Pink) and misted through the tube
(which made it circular, not ALL over the page. LOVE that)
next I painted the bottom of a can (see the 'go green' pattern?)
pink and placed it on the brown cardstock:


and used my ruler to draw lines
to journal on.
easy, breezy....

I also used paint on this layout:


I painted kraft cardstock (which was actually a mess up...lol!)
and punched butterflies from the painted cardstock.
I also painted my butterfly borders, the photo,
the edges of the cardstock and even the tips of the flowers.
again...easy breezy.
I loved using store product this month from For The Luv of Art.
My Minds Eye's new Lost & Found line.
To see more of the challenge and participate,
simply check out the boards:  FTLOA Challenge Board
and don't forget the FTLOA Blog...
(also, be sure to check out the Gallery to see all the beautiful inspiration)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today!
Now...don't be shy, say hi!
Have a lovely day...
xoxo,
~me.

Monday, September 13, 2010

*Charming, Handsome, LOVE, & a winner!*

That's what today's ALL about ;D

First up...
I did some layouts for my local scrapbook store:
Scrappers Boutique..the best LSS in the DFW area!
if you're ever in the DFW area...pop in and tell Cheri HI!

My handsome boy:

















(I promise...that "n" is straight now, LOL!)
I got to play with My Minds Eye's
Lost & Found line...mixed it up with some Jenni B
red buttons & letter stickers...LOVE!!
The glitter works greaton boy pages, I think!!
(even if they ARE teenagers)

and my beautiful, charming girl:























(p.s. all photo's on both layouts are by:  eight 18 photography)

I also put some Jenni B buttons, May Arts ribbon
& my newest obsession, kraft cardstock.

Now how about a little love:
























a little more May arts with My Minds Eye...YUM!

All projects done with the best adhesive around...Glue Arts!

Speaking of Glue Arts... have you gone to the blog today?
The blog hop winners have been announced!
HURRY, go check to see if you're a winner!

Thank you ALL so much for your comments,
you have no idea how you made me smile!!
You're all the sweetest!
I'm so excited to be a new Glue Girl!!

I hope you're having a fabulous day!
xoxo,
~me.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

*Sticky Blog Hop*

hi!
happy friday, friends!

how about a STICKY blog hop?
















Are you wondering what's up with that title today?

well....
it's because i'm a new *glue* girl!
and I couldn't be MORE excited to share this with you!
I love Glue Arts!! They make the BEST adhesive.
Have you ever tried the Glue Glider Pro?
It's my favorite adhesive!
I can't WAIT to try all the new adhesives they make.

for those of you who have come over
from Sherry Wright's blog...yes, you are in the right place!

after my blog,
you will head straight to Carole Janson's blog...
but first, leave a comment here on my blog
& you will be entered for a chance to win a Glue Glider Pro
(as seen above!) & a cartridge refill of your choice.

BONUS!
By keeping track of all 4 new Glue Girls
and emailing your answers to:  gluegirl@gluearts.com
you're entered to win the Pro, cartridge refill
as well as the new Extreme Adhesive Squares.

Be sure to leave your comments by Sunday, 9-12-10 .
Winners will be announced Monday on the Glue Arts Blog.

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
For those that know me...HI!
For those that are new...I'm so excited to meet  you!

I'm leaving you today with a couple of American Crafts pages:

my sweet boy on his graduation day! Isn't he the CUTEST kid ever?

off to a crop tonight, I can't WAIT!


Monday, September 6, 2010

*spotlight...*

today's an exciting nervous day...
a spotlight kind of day....
my first assignment is UP on the American Crafts Blog!
















I'm just a TAD bit excited!!
that saying..."all because 2 people fell in love" is one of my faves.
It's GINORMOUS above my fireplace.
a true reminder of how much my family means to me!
so...
hurry,
Go check it OUT....
tell me what you think!

and meet fellow DT'er Chin Pooi Pooi!

OH!!
And don't forget tomorrow...
at 12:30 CST (which is 1:30 ET, 10:30 PST)
it's our first: 













show!! Be sure to call in so we can talk about your Paper Life!
Here's the link to call in to join:  http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/81946
I look forward to chatting with all the Paper Girls and....YOU!


have a lovely day,
~me.
xoxo~

Friday, September 3, 2010

*starstruck*

because guess who's a guest at the Jenni Bowlin blog today?
























seriously?!!! me?!!

it's no surprise i'm a
huge huge fan of JBS. huge.
(one of my fave mfg's!)
so....
i almost passed out when i received
the email from doris asking to be one of their
guest bloggers for september.
whoa. 

so excited! so so excited.
remember the tease from yesterday?
well...if you go to the blog:  JBS Inspiration
you can see it all in full...

the layout above is one of my guest creations.

and...
this sure has been a fab year.
i've got more to share with you soon....
xoxo,
~leslie.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

*Just Teasin....*

tee hee.
so this is what's been on my crafty desk this week...
















more soon....

leaving you today with this....
a song that totally fits me & my cute boy of 20 years:




xoxo,
~me.