Thursday, March 24, 2011

CPS #210 and CCG #185!

Here's my CPS card for this week!! Hop on over and play along!! I used the new stamps from Kim Hughes... oh my how I love these things... I have always been a huge fan of Kims work and I'm so excited to see my friend jump off on her own! 

supplies: Core'dinatons cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper (Spotted Owl soup) and twine, Paper Smooches stamps, Storage Unit Inks ink, Creative Memories circle punch.

and my card for Color Combos Galore this week...Jump over and see the inpiration piece.. love it!

supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper and sticker (Dutch Mustard Soup), Offray ribbon, Zva Creative pearls, Stampin' Up ink, Jenni Bowlin button, Fiskars deco scissors.

thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Just thought I'd pop in to share a layout that I forgot to post using the Noel Mignon "Truly Scrumptious" kit... (sold out).

This little cutie is a friend of ours youngest son... he is a MASSIVE crush on my Makenna.. his "Menna"... he calls for her, he looks for her, and talks about her all the time. For Valentines day he brought her a card and a little stuffed animal and gave it to her after one of the girls basketball games. How cute is he? hehe!

and a close up....

and then a few projects I did for Core'dinations for CHA...I was assigned the gorgeous MME paper to play with! Isn't this stuff just beautiful!!?

and a few cards...

I'm pretty darn proud of myself lately.... I have been a blogging fool!! haha!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Go get it!

The new Noel Mignon kit "Jump and Jive" is now up for sale... grab one quick her kits sell out quickly!!
Thanks for stopping by... have a great day!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

NM April Kit Sneak Blog Hop!!

Welcome to the Noel Mignon April Kit Sneak peek Blog hop! This will be a two day event, so be sure to join us both Saturday and Sunday to join in on all the fun.

This is more than just a fun way to get a bunch of sneaks all in one weekend, we have also turned it into a fun game! For April, we are revealing the name of the kit through jumbled letters (this is a 3 word name, with 11 total letters). The first stop on the hop is the NoelMignon LO/Project blog. So if you are stopping here first, please head back over there and start over to be sure you collect all the letters. Also, be sure to leave comments along the blog route, as there will be one lucky winner of a $10 discount pulled from all the comments left along the way. We are going to pull the winner from ONE blog, but that blog is a "mystery", so be thorough, and leave comments on every blog so you don't miss out!

Here's a sneak:

The kit goes up for sale bright and early Monday morning! There will be a full reveal and kits will start shipping that very day! Get your order in early, as this one has the lines that have been getting a lot of attention since they debuted at CHA, and it won't last long!
Next stop on your blog hop is Jill Cornell!

Here's a fun layout I did using the Delightfully Domestic Noel Mignon kit... (sold out!).. I love these fun pictures of my little sister and I... Madison was looking at pictures on my camera when she called to us and started snapping away!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Get Ready....

Another fun blog hop with Noel Mignon starting tomorrow... be sure to drop by here, I will share a new Noel layout using the Delightfully Domestic kit (sold out) and you can play along with our hop!!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

*Insert Witty Title Here*

 I the only one that struggles what to write for the title?
I usually know what I want to write and show off for each post but the title stumps me everytime... oh well.. it is what it is... hahaha

Well this is Spring Break around these here parts... and we have been filled with baseball and more baseball! We finally took off yesterday and headed to Six Flags with our new season passes... it was pretty crowded but we managed to have a blast!! I took all five kids plus my oldest sons girlfriend... thank goodness they are all good kids or I'd be a crazy woman... (wait, don't comment on that... )
I have loved not having to get up at the crack of dawn to get the kids to school for workouts etc...It's been nice!!

Another exciting thing that happened this week.... Madison FINALLY got her braces off! she has had some sort of metal in her mouth since the 4th grade (spacer, mara, braces just on the front etc...) so she was OVER ready!! Here she is all smiley with her beautiful self!! (Iphone photo)
I'm gonna need to lock this girl up I swear... look at that pretty thing!!! Sigh... the receptionist at the ortho dr was trying to hook her up with her son... haha she just smiled and said "Thanks, but I have a boyfriend"... LOL

While I'm here I'll share my card for the week over at CPS... #209

Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper and die cut (Blossom Soup), Magistical Memories chipboard, Flower Soft (on chipboard), Kaisercraft jewels, Stamps of Life stamps, Storage Unit Inks, Cuttlebug embossing folder and machine.

and a few more cards I have done with Noel Mignon kits...
We were challenged to use a tool  in a card set.... on the first card I used it to shape a heart on the card and backed it with paper so the color shows through... a really very simple card and easy to recreate!

this one I let the color come through more subtle to accent the rest of the card. I love the little pops of red!

And last but not least.. here is my Color Combos Galore card for last week... I love the colors and the challenge was to use butterflies! :)

Supplies: Core'dinatons cardstock, Jenni Bowlin butterlies (chipboard and accent), Stamps of Life stamp, October Afternoon label sticker, American Crafts patterned paper, Storage Unit Inks.

well that's all from me today...
 thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Luck of the Irish Blog Hop with PSA Essentials!!

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone!!
We have some really talented designers showcasing their work on the hop. To play along and enter to win “The Luck of the Irish”, hop to each of the blogs and leave a comment telling the designer what you like about her work. Then leave a comment on the PSA Essentials Stamp Camp blog and also become a follower (if you aren’t already!) We will choose one lucky person at random to win a custom stamp, 3 Peel & Stick packs, 2 inks & 1 alignment tool. That’s a retail value of $150 – good luck!'
To qualify to win, you must comment on each blog & be a follower of PSA Stamp Camp!

Here is my quick and easy card using Country Home set from PSA Essentials:  

Supplies: Jillibean Soup patterned paper and die cut, PSA Essentials stamp, Storage Unit Inks, Kaisercraft jewels

Now hop on over to: Linda Beeson!

If you get lost along the way, here are all the stops on the hop! Happy Hopping and St. Patrick's Day. Hope you have the luck of the Irish!

Kim Moreno- HERE

thanks for stopping by! and GOOD LUCK!! :)

Monday, March 14, 2011

New Noel Kit!

I just got my new Noel Delightfully Domestic kit  (sold out already!) in and couldn't wait to play!!! This kit has beautiful colors and FUN embellishments.... I did a quick 2 layouts and wanted to share one today!! This one went up over on the Noel Mignon Layouts/Inspiration Blog today...

Kenna is always wanting to have "classes"... will send out invitations and get supplies ready etc... so we attend and we make. Brandy and Jason were down this summer and got the privelage of attending of of these classes... this one being an Art Class!! Everyone moans and groans about doing it but once they get there (I say get there... meaning walking into the room and sitting down... hahaha) and gets busy has a great time gettin all crafty!!

Here's the layout:
and a close up...

Well we are on Spring Break around here.... and I use that term loosly! grrr....
Morgan had practice today, Madison appt tomorrow and Morgan a game... Wednesday we are doing Six Flags .. Thursday track practice (older three) and baseball practice for Morgan.... Friday game for Morgan and supposed to be track meet that weekend... sigh... seriously?
The upside... we get to hang around all day... do nothing when at home... and sleeping late!!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Almost the Weekend!!

Yes... I'm hoping for a slightly slower weekend!! I'm pretty sure Morgan will have a game on Saturday and then Madison has cheer on Sunday...but compared to the last several weekends this is shaping up to be a slower one for sure!

of course I'm probably forgetting something....

I'm not sure if I've shared yet but I am OH SO GIDDY to be joining the PSA Essentials Design team... they make the best custom stamps! I got one with my Name and address that I use on all my  letters and boxes that get sent... I'm trying to figure a way to work it into a layout too! hehe... there's just something fun about having your name on a stamp! :)
They are having a SALE on custom stamps....
check it out:

Right now at, buyers can save 30% on PSA Essentials products, making a custom stamp $31.50 (instead of $45.00). To order, go to: Enter "HOME3" at checkout to receive the 30% off your order.

Here's a quick card I did using a butterfly stamp from the "Cupcake" set

And now for some Jillibean Soup goodness... here are a few recent projects!

I just love this picture of Madison and her friends.... a friend of Madison's got all his friends together for a big photoshoot and the result was TONS of fabulous pictures of her and her friends... we plan to get them all together again their Senior year and take similiar pictures... will be fun to compare!! This is one of my favorite group shots...I used Pasta Fagioli Collection:

For the past two years Madison and her best friend Alexis have had a Christmas party... this year we had around 30 kids that came, so much fun! We did a scavenger hunt last year just in the yard, but this year we decided to take it around town! Seriously, it was SO MUCH fun...there were 7 locations (yes I forgot to put one of the pictures on the layout... I had it printed and everything and went to journal and thought crap! I forgot that last picture... haha oh well)... I used the Christmas Chestnut Soup Collection:

This is one of my favorite recent cards... so much fun!! I used the Atomic Soup Collection:

and another quick card using the Pasta Fagioli Collection:

Fingers crossed for Madison and Mitchell... they have a track meet tonight and Morgan has one tomorrow night!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Catching up...

Hi all!!
The craziness has subsided here around the Moreno house... for now.

We made it through try outs... Madi and the rest of the freshman that tried out all made the JV team... she is super excited about cheer for next year! She also made the Platinum Cheer team at Seals!!! (competition cheer, not associated with school)
Here is her and Alexis excited after looking at the lists! We have pictures of them from making it for 7th, 8th, and now freshman... such sweet girls!
Then we have been in All Star world here with both Makenna and Matthew making the All Star teams... we have been playing basketball for 2 weeks straight with practices and tournaments for both of them, so it's been busy! So proud of the two of them, but so glad it's over too!! :) here they are with their teams.... Matthews team picture cracks me up.. they were all upset cause they took 2nd instead of 1st in the tournament! next year boys!!

We had our first track meets this week.... Morgan took 2nd in the 800m and 3rd in the mile... took 10 and 20 seconds off his last years times!! yeah baby!!
Mitchell did well too getting 3rd in the 800m and 5th in the mile. Madi for not being back in shape (not being in athletics since Christmas because of her elbow) had a good showing too in the 800m and Mile!!
You should see us running back and forth across the center of the track as a family cheering them each on when they go! Morgans friend said "Man your mom beasts it up cheering for you running dude!"... ahahahahah!!!

Now for some craftiness!
I haven't shown my CPS cards in ages it seems, so let's catch up!
CPS 199:
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Creative Impressions ribbon, Stamps of Life stamps, Storage Unit Inks, Kaisercraft jewels. MME patterned paper.

CPS 200:
Supplies: Core'dinatons cardstock, MME paper, Hero Arts stamp, Zva Creative pearl, Flower Soft (around edge of flower), Magistical Memories chipboard, Creative Impressions ribbon

CPS 201:
Cardstock: Coredinations, Doodlebug paper, Creative Impressions ribbon, Sweet n Sassy stamps, Copic Markers, Fancy Pants button, Jillibean Soup twine.

CPS 202:

Supplies: Core'dinatoins carstock, MME paper, PSA Essentials stamps (Cupcake set), Storage Unit Inks, Kaiserkraft jewels, Creative Impressions ribbon, Doodlebug frills, Jenni Bowlin and Maya road stick pins.

CPS 203:

Supplies: Coredinations cardstock, Stamponique stamp, Storage Unit Inks, Jillibean Soup twine, Martha Stewart punch, Copic markers

CPS 204:
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Creative Impressions ribbon, Fancy Pants button, Maya Road stick pin, Crate Paper paper,

CPS 207:
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Cosmo Cricket paper, Kraftin' Kimmie stamp, Storage Unit Inks, Offray ribbon, EK Success border punch, Copic markers

CPS 208: (this weeks)
Supplies: Core'dinations cardstock, Jillibean Soup papers and die cut (NEW Blossom Soup)/ ribbon, Kaisercraft jewels, Stamps of Life stamps (sentiment and butterflies)

Whew!!! How's that for a catch up!? lol
Hopefully I can be a better blogger.... will be back to share my Jillibean Soup goodness and Noel stuff for the month soon!
Have a great day!!
Thanks for stopping by!