Monday, February 3, 2014

Gossamer Blue & Elle's Studio Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone who is here for the Gossamer Blue/ Elle's Studio blog hop!
I can't say enough about these two companies! First off GB.. Lori puts together the most amazing kits I have been fortunate to work with. There are so many wonderful elements that all coordinate and are so easy to pull and design with! And Elle's Studio... we have had many fun things from ES in many many of our kits and I have come to fall in love with her versatile products! The wooden pieces in this months kit had to be my favorite!

Here is my layout combining the beautiful Feb GB kit with Elle's Studio goodies!
I used ES papers, stamps, wood pieces, and die cuts!

and a quick close up of some of the goodness lol

Hope you'll hop along with us to see all of the amazing projects the teams have put together for you to drool over! :)
Kim Moreno (YOU ARE HERE!!)
Magda Mizera

Don't forget to stop by the Elle's Studio blog and the Gossamer Blue blog Each company is giving away some great prizes on their blog. Leave a comment on their blogs telling us what inspired you along the hop to be entered!
Thanks for stopping by! Good luck on your hop! :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Core'dination's and Tombow Blog Hop - Day Four

Having fun yet?? Inspired?  I've seen some fabulous projects, cards and layouts so far how about you?  I have a little more inspiration today and I know all the rest of the girls do too so be sure to stop by everyone's blog for a chance to win some wonderful prizes!  Tombow products work so well with Core'dination's cardstock!  A great match for a blog hop!
 I wanted to create a blue wintery card so I looked to the Core Pastels collection and combined that with the Whitewash Collection to create my card. I folded the whitewash cardstock in half and sanded around the edges and used my ScorPal to emboss the lines around the edge then turned it over and using my Sand It Gadget sanded slightly around the edges to reveal the dark blue core. I then ran the 2 shades of pastel Core through my Cuttlebug and sanded each snowflake carefully. In hindsight I should have left them together and sanded the whole thing before removing the die would have made it easier and it all not as delicate. I adhered the light blue snowflake using the liquid Tombow glue and then used the clear tabs (I stacked 2 on top of each other to give the snowflake more depth) to adhere the darker blue snowflake. I added jewels and stamped some to complete my card!

  Core'dinations whitewash collection, Core Essentials (pastels)
  Tombow Adhesive (Mono Aqua Liquid Glue, Clear tabs)
  ProvoCraft snowflake die
  Cuttlebug machine
  Doodlebug jewels
  Sand It Gadget
  Dust Buddy
  Storage Unit Inks
   Stamps by SEI

 If you have missed a day or two here's the full lineup up till today:

Clare Buswell
Gail Lindner
Jennifer Edwardson

Tracy Gruber
Suzanna Lee
Jill Lebbin

Mary Pat Siehl
Vivian Keh
Debbie Standard
Kate Nolan-Denham

Ellen Sosnoski

Kim Moreno  You are here!
Ava Gavloski

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, September 2, 2013

September GB kit projects!

Hi y'all!
Once again I went a little nuts with projects with this kit and knocked out 8 layouts and a set of cards! woop!! so I'll space them out sharing them over the month...
this kit made me smile! I'm a HUGE fan of bright colors paired with black so all the chalkboard accents and the bright colors in the kit were a big hit for me!
Here's my layout using the main kit only:
This picture is so sweet of Madison and her good friend Stephanie... this was from a group of cheer pictures... they have cheered together from 7th grade to now their junior year... LOVE!
another layout... this one from a 5th grade photoshoot (last year) of the twins and their friends... so cute! again... the colors popping off this black! LOVE!

and a close up:

I loved this picture from a session my oldest daughter did for her 16th bday and found so many things from the kit that fit her and her personality... so I used them all.. on one layout. lol I used a few of the project life cards here. This is probably one of my favorite layouts from this kit! <3 p="">

and a couple close ups:

We are in full fall swing now around here with school starting. Our first football game was here Friday night and we WON! We were playing a much bigger team and still managed to pull out the win 46-30... I LOVED getting to watch Morgan play finally again. (he hasn't played since his freshman year... not a big fan of football but with some hard convincing from all the coaches and momma he wanted to play alongside his buddies for his senior year... and I'm SO glad he did! He had an awesome game Friday night! Madi also cheered her first game of the season and looked damn cute as ever... and then the bands halftime show getting to see Madison on quads and Mitchell right beside her on snare just totally made my night!! Matthew starts his peewee football season this week and Kenna should start her travel basketball here soon too... so the normal busy crazy times here at the Moreno household is in full effect! lol
thanks for stopping by! :)

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!