Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I'm Alive!!! and a WINNER!!

Nope... didn't fall off the face of the earth... school just started is all :)
Then once I come to post he winner of the BPS class I realize my internet is down :(
But.. no worries it's up and the winner of the BPS class is:
Sounds like a great class! I love Angie's style! Tanks for the chance to win!
August 15, 2013 at 8:39 PM
so Miriam send me a message at my email momof5_2003@yahoo *dot* com and I will get the code to you for the amazing class!
On another note... did you guys know that Gossamer Blue has a message board now? If you haven't discovered that yet head over to Gossamer Blue and sign up and start chatting with us girls and get sneak peeks of upcoming kits and such!
I'm up to my eyeballs in mum making these days with Homecoming just a few weeks away- ALREADY... I may not be ready for homecoming to be here just yet I am really ready for some Friday nigh football to start this Friday!!! aaaah... time to watch my senior boy do work! and my junior girl cheer him on... then move to march with the band with my sophomore son and rock it out! lol.... not to mention the twins... started MIDDLE SCHOOL!!! What the hell? how did that happen so fast? Makenna of course is all about it while Matthew is a little nervous still. I think they are going to love it though!
alrighty.. thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Last of my August GB projects!

Just dropping by to share the last of my Gossamer Blue projects for the month! I've got my September kit in my hot little hands and have been creating away... can't wait to share! :)
Up first is a pretty simple layout... I LOVED this picture... this was another one from our summer trips to Garmisch each year while we lived in Germany.... how awesome is it that this was our view every day to see from our camp site? lucky us for sure! The Bavarian Alps were a sight to see! :)
this layout is filled with GB exclusive papers.. the geo dot paper, the yellow, and the colored arrows.. yep all GB!! Run and grab this kit and get some of this goodness for yourself! :)

and this one... when I first started this layout I didn't like it at all but once finished it turned out to be one of my favorites! I'm not usually an ephemera type gal and don't use it often but there is something about those little tags and such sticking out the bottom of the layout that just make me happy!! They SO fit the whole feel of this layout of Ellis Island! Love when it just happens to work like this! The tag up top pulls out for journaling!

thanks for stopping by! :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Tombow- Core'dinations Blog Hop!!

Want a chance to win some awesome cardstock?
Want a chance to win some fantastic adhesive?
you are in the right place then!!
This week we are having a giveaway for both... and along the way you can see amazing projects from our designers!

Core'dinations is giving away a package of Glitter Silk, Black Magic, and a sand it set!
(subject to availability)
Here's a few cards I created using Tombows Stamp Runner... I love that thing! lol
Core'dinations Core Essentials (Nassau Blue), Spotted (St. Valentino), Tombow Adhesive Stamp Runner,  Pebbles Inc tag, Gossamer Blue patterned paper, Doodlebug jewels, ScorPal Tool
I used the ScorPal to dry emboss the lines around my card, and sanded the spotted cardstock to show the color core. I then punched and sanded he edges of the scalloped circles before adhering it all with the Tombow adhesive.
 Core'dinations: Whitewash (Garden Gate), Spotted (Tulip, Aegean, Forget me Not, St Valentino, and Orange), Core Essentials- Snowflake, Queen and Company jewels (yellow, pink, and purple), MME (turquoise brad), SEI (orange brad), Paper Smooches stamp, Storage Unit Inks & More ink, Marvy Uchida flower punch, ScorPal tool, Tombow Stamp Runner
I used my ScorPal again to emboss the lines to frame the flowers for my card and sanded it slightly. I then punched the flowers from the spotted cardstock (easy peasy design already on them so just sand away!) and then adhered them all with my Tombow Stamp Runner!
Now start hopping!! :)
Here are the blogs of the two companies so you can reference if you get lost... lol
today's line up:
Kim Moreno (You are HERE)
To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects and don't forget to "Like" the Core’dinations Facebook Page and "Like" the Tombow Facebook Page. If you don’t have a Facebook, still comment on the projects and Tombow will select someone to win a prize just for playing!
Thanks for stopping by and GOOD LUCK!!! :)

Monday, August 12, 2013

Big Picture Class Giveaway!!!

Are you interested in winning a free BPS class? My friend Angie has sent me a certificate to give away to a lucky winner who comments here on my blog! I have a good handful of followers but not many that comment... so NOW is your time to come out of the box and leave a comment for this wonderful class! ;) *giggle*
I'll keep the giveaway open for a week and will draw a lucky winner next Monday (August 19th) and post winner here on my blog!
 Be sure to leave a comment why you would love this class and you will be entered to win! I love all of Angie's little details on her layouts for Gossamer Blue so I can only imagine what goodies she has in store with this class!
SimplyPlayful Accents, Easy embellishing ideas for scrapbook layouts
taught by Angie Gutshall

Class Description
Would you like to add a bit of fun and whimsy to your layouts? What if you could do it in a way that was not only fun and playful, but also simple! In Simply Playful Accents, instructor Angie Gutshall will share more than 20 ideas for using items in your supply stash to add a little bit of pizazz to your layouts.
You'll receive 20 emails with before-and-after images, each showing how just adding a little accent here and there can take your layouts from blah to beautiful! You'll also receive four bonus emails with additional ideas and inspiration. Angie even shares her layout-creating process in a fun video tutorial! 
Read rest of description here
SO.... leave your comment for your chance to win! Good luck! :)
Thanks for stopping by!

More August GB projects to share!

It's been a busy month already... just trying to wrap my head around the fact that it's about time to send the kids back to school again... i'm. so. not. ready.
We are in full swing with football and band two-a-days and starting to get things ready for our first pep rally... then of course homecoming... I'll be up at the flower shop again working away making mums and such!
thought I'd just in and share a few more of my August GB projects with you...I LOVED this kit so much and found it so easy to put together layouts with it.. hence the seven I did this month! lol
Fist up is one of my favorites... I have loved these pictures for so long and just haven't used them on a layout yet! The tag on the side pulls our for journaling... while on our yearly visit to the AFRC resort in Garmisch we were walking around town and saw lots of people gathering on the road so we naturally followed along and happened along this parade! What a neat thing!! Each village had their own flags that were carried and sometimes even swung around all the way along the parade route... each village had a marching band dressed differently representing their villages and then there were ladies in traditional dress from young to old with flowers in the top of their dress- again each village a different style dress... I LOVE that we happened along this parade and it's something the kids still remember to this day! *heart heart heart!* See the "we are here" stamp? Yep... another GB exclusive!

Next layout is another adventure we had while living in Germany... on the same vacation each summer to Garmisch this would usually be our way to travel. When visiting castles or different sites there was usually the option for a buggy ride... the kids loved it and it saved us from having to hear tired kids non stop walking.. and we did a LOT of walking in Garmisch! Such fun memories of these rides too... notice in the picture the driver with a beer in his hand.. this was all.the.time.. everywhere we go there were drinks and all.. the drivers would let the kids wear their hats and on several occasions the horses would toot all the way and the kids would just die laughing! Matthew wasn't always too keen on the horses and got scared several times... but overall it was a good time! lol
I used several of the banner stamps here and the "we are here" stamp again.. see the "good times".. another GB exclusive stamp! this kit was packed with new stamp goodness!
I stamped the world stamp (hero arts) under the vellum down below to give that little spot just a little punch of something.. I loved the vellum there but it needed just a bit more.. so the stamp was perfect!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the GB layouts this month! I know I had fun creating them! :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Core'dinations & Imaginisce Blog Hop!

Do you love Imaginisce and Core'dinations? Well you are in luck... hop along with both dt's for a chance to win a prize from both companies!
Both companies will be picking a random winner that hops and likes them both on Facebook. One winner will receive a Core prize pack and another winner will receive an Imaginisce prize pack. So one winner from each company.
From Core'dinations you could win this:
and Imaginisce you can win this:

Got your attention now? lol I can't say enough about both of these amazing companies... both so generous and with products that pretty much scrap themselves! Gotta love that!
I was sent the summer kit to play with from Imaginisce...what fun it was!
Here's the layout I did combining Core and Imaginsce!
I used my Scor-Pal to dry emboss the border around the edge. To do that I simply flipped my cardstock over and used the bone folder and the handy dandy lines of the scor-pal to dry emboss lines around the edge, then flip my cardstock over and sand slightly. I also embossed the yellow and blue paper using embossing folders and sanded them slightly to reveal the colored core to the papers. Then add the fun Imaginisce paper and die cuts and this was a layout that came together quickly!
here's a close up of all the embossing!

now here are all the gals I am hopping with today... be sure to check them each out! :)
From the Core team:
and from the Imaginisce team:
Thanks for stopping by! Good luck and get to hopping! :)


Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Gossamer Blue projects!

ooooh man can you believe it's August already??
HAPPY ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to Gossamer Blue... doesn't even seem possible it's been that long! What an amazing kit each month Lori has put together and it just thrills me to the core that I'm apart of this amazing team and I get to create with the GB goodness each month!!
now onto some of my August projects... I'm going to space them out a bit cause I went a little overboard again and did 7 layouts with this kit... and time permitting I probably have the supplies for many more.. (time permitting being the key word... which means not happening! lol)
First up is my Main Kit Only look at these pictures just make me laugh! While stationed in Germany we had opportunities to do so many things... including a girls weekend away to Holland... love these pictures of my girlfriends and I on our road trip up there!

 Next up is a few pictures I got from our trip to New York and seeing the statue of Liberty... we decided not to actually take the tour but opted instead to just take some pictures and head straight to Ellis Island...
See the banner stamp I used... that's a GB exclusive! Also... the "good times" stamps.. .that too... SO much goodness in this kit! :)

The moment I saw these arrows in the kit I set them aside because I knew I wanted to do a "subway" layout with them... this layout literally came together in 30 minutes or less... SO great when that happens.. AND liking the way it turned out- bonus! :)

and that's all I have to share for now of my GB kit... I have lots more to go!
Thanks for stopping by!