Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Winner and a Sneak!

Happy Saturday! I am finally finding a few moments of quiet to post, and then it's back to the craziness that is our life. Zack started training for Spring Soccer this week, and that means that I am now making 2-3 trips to Canal Winchester, a 65 mile way, every week. We lucked out this week and don't have any practice today, so I plan on enjoying my last free Saturday!

Anyway, before I head out with the kids for some shopping and eating, I wanted to let everyone know who won the Birds of a Feather Blog Hop. I threw everyone's name into a bowl and had Miss Taylor pick the winner, and she picked out Miriam Prantner! Miriam, please send me an email at and I will get your Birds of a Feather Gift Certificate off to you! 

The next thing I want to share with you are a couple of quick peaks at the March Birds of a Feather Kit Co. Can I just say, having seen the whole kit and extras, that I am LOVING this kit? I REALLY can't wait to get my hands on it and start creating! 

Aren't the blues and yellows yummy? I'm so excited about this kit, and have already started planning my layouts/projects!

Okay, time to go get ready and head out for some shopping. Have a wonderful Saturday!

Friday, February 10, 2012

It's a Lovebirds Crop 'n Hop!

Happy Friday and Welcome to the Birds of a Feather Lovebirds Crop 'n Hop! Hopefully, you have been directed here from Lisa's blog. If you are just visiting (and weren't directed here from Lisa's Blog), please join us for the complete Blog Hop and Crop. All you have to do is start Here, hop from blog to blog, and finish up at the Birds of a Feather blog. If you complete the entire Hop, you will be eligible for a Maya Road kit valued at $35. Here is a look at this super cute prize: 

And here is a list of the goodies included in the prize package:
~ Maya Road "Home" Mini-Album
~ 2 Full Blister-packs of Maya Road Mini Chipboards
~ Full Pack of Maya Road Kraft Tags
~ Pot of Maya Road Glitter
~ Maya Road Ink Pad
~ Full Tin of Ribbon Slides
~ Exclusive Maya Road "Home Is" Stamp
~ All papers needed to create this project
~ Step-by-step Instructions

Since this weekend is the Lovebirds Crop 'n Hop over at Birds of a Feather Kit Co., I want to share my Crop Challenge with you. One of my favorite movie quotes is, "There's just something about you that I like," from Santa Clause 2. Since this is a Lovebirds crop, I combined the two and came with my challenge. So, I want you to pick someone or something that you like/love and create a layout about the person or thing. To add a little twist, I want you to journal about WHY that person or thing is special in your life. Your journaling needs to be visible, and at least 20 words long....the rest is up to you!
Here is my layout for this challenge:

I used the February Birds of a Feather Kit and Extras to complete this layout about my kids. The minute I saw the FabScraps Tri-Circle Swirl Diecut Chipboard Frame I knew it would be perfect for pictures of my kids (since I have three). I left it "naked" because I loved the look of it against the browns and reds of the papers. To shake things up a little, I then added my journaling around the outside of the floral paper and it reads: These three make me laugh more, cry a lot harder, worry myself sick, lay awake at night, try harder to be a better person. These three make me see life in a whole different perspective. These three each carry a little piece of my heart with them where ever they go. These three give me hope, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Now, since this Blog Hop is part of the Birds of a Feather Kit Co. Lovebirds Crop, I've got a special treat for one lucky person who comments on this post: a $10 gift card to the Birds of a Feather Boutique! Since we are Hopping all weekend long, you have until Sunday night, at midnight, to leave me a comment. And since the crop challenges are due by the 15th (Wednesday), I will wait to post my blog winner around the 17th. You do not have to be a follower of my blog, but if you like what you see, I'd love for you to stick around and become a follower.

Now, since the Lovebirds Crop is going on all weekend, I'd love to have you join us for lots of fun challenges and games. Also, if you play along with us, you have a chance to win some super great prizes!

Okay, it's time to hop on over to Amy's blog to continue on with the fun! Remember, if you finish the entire hop, you are eligible for that darling Maya Road prize! Enjoy the rest of the crop and I sure hope you will join us over at the forums for a weekend full of scrapping, games and fun!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Birds of a Feather February Kit and Layouts

Happy Saturday! It's been super crazy around here, with Jon and I both celebrating birthdays and work, work, work! 
I've also been busy creating with the February Birds of a Feather kit. Let me tell you, Amy did another amazing job with this month's kit! There's lots and lots of Basic Grey, along with ribbon, and flowers...perfect for February. If you haven't picked up the kit, yet, I'm sorry to say that it is sold out. However, you can still pick up the extra paper and any of the extra add-ons that are available. I loved everything so much, that I picked up all of the extras (I'm telling you, it's one AMAZING kit!)

Here is the Main Kit:

Here are the Add-Ons. Most of them are still available, so grab one, or two....or all of them :D

Extra Paper Package

Extra Embellishment Package One

Extra Embellishment Package Two

Color Me Paper Package

Martha Stewart Punch

Dew Drop Inks 
Along with the Dandelion, you can also pick up Rich Cocoa, Tangelo, Angel Pink, Rhubarb Stalk and/or Rosebud. I love these little guys, because they fit perfectly in my hand and are so easy to manipulate on paper or when inking edges. 

Now, before I log off, I want to share two layouts that I created with this kit and add-ons

This first layout was inspired by the Heart Breaker paper and a layout that I saw in the newest Scrapbook Trends magazine. I fussy cut the hearts and then inked each with the Rhubarb Stalk Dew Drop ink. I then used tiny strips of papers and several die cuts to finish up the layout.

This next layout is for my best friend. This is her sweet baby girl, Joanie Mae. I used lots of stickers from the add-on sheet and just layered away. I finished up with one of the layered trim pieces from the main kit and Thickers (can I just say, I LOVE this font?!)

Okay, off to get productive today. Lots of cleaning, laundry and scrapping on the agenda. I might throw in some shopping, too! 
Have a wonderful Saturday!