Friday, April 27, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday's message

which... I should have paid attention to yesterday: from my email:

"A Secret Scrolls message from Rhonda Byrne
Creator of The Secret

From The Secret Daily Teachings
Remember, if you are criticizing, you are not being grateful. If you are blaming, you are not being grateful. If you are complaining, you are not being grateful. If you are feeling tension, you are not being grateful. If you are rushing, you are not being grateful. If you are in a bad mood, you are not being grateful.
Gratitude can transform your life. Are you allowing minor things to get in the way of your transformation and the life you deserve?
May the joy be with you,

Rhonda Byrne
The Secret... bringing joy to billions"

ok... I'm grateful right now.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Scraps of Elegance April Awakening Kit

So gorgeous have a look!

Now the Addons:

I've used this in some of my recent layouts!
Happy Scrappn!

April Kit Revealed for SOD 2012


Now look at the AddOns"

The Color Add-OnOur signature Color Add-On Kit includes 2
Lindy's Mists, 2 Lindy's Stains, 1 Lindy's
Embossing Powder, and a new Prima mask

Isn't this just Gorgeous!!!

 Sakurabana:  The Japanese word for Cherry Blossom

"The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it
would not be a wasted life".                 ~ quote from The Last Samurai, spoken by Katsumoto

Kit Ingredients:

*4 double sided papers from Bo Bunny's Serenity collection, 3 double sided papers from
Glitz Design's Happy Travels collection and 3 double sided papers from Fabscrap's
Classic collection
*Bo Bunny Serenity Noteworthy diecuts
*Kaisercraft alphabet stickers
*Melissa Frances resin frame
*ZVA Crystal Flourish in Jet
*Glitz Design Happy Travels Giant Rhinestones
*Prima Hermosa Flowers - Carmine
*Prima Meadow Lark clear stamps
*2 Black Ostrich Feathers
*24" sheer 2 tone ribbon


The Romance Add-OnOur Romance Add-On includes Prima Tiny
Treasures - Locket Charms, Bo Bunny Serenity
Trinkets, Glitz Design Happy Travels Paper
Layers, ZVA bling, Kaisercraft Rub On Quotes,
Black Venice Lace, and our signature pin by

  The Flora & Fauna Add-OnOur Flora & Fauna Add-On Kit includes
gorgeous Prima and hand-made flowers
and wood flourish birds by Kaisercraft.

SO VIBRANT. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


I used various papers from the March Scraps of Darkness kit.
I also implemented the layering I found at this link : Karen's Tut
I also tried for the first time Lisa's Tutorial on using the corner punch to make a circular piece to frame a photo which I just love! Here is her Tut :Lisa's Tut
Definitely check out these ladies blogs. Super cool!

I knew I wanted to do something special for her. Valerie found the cameo at an Estate Sale. I used Industrial Chic Chain.I found my Tim Holtz stash and put on some wings for her ..
soft flowers to frame the cameo

Really enjoyed making this DA0661 Rose RED!

I used Recollections bling and cross brads
Tim Holtz Adornments Regal

The Cameo Val Found !

cooool Rose
upside down
3-8-12 to 3-20-12
I used Glitz Design : Pretty In Pink: Ledger, Music, Stripe.
I used my Zutter to do uber distressing
I used Tim Holtz: Distress Ink -Vintage Photo, Broken China, Corners, Adornments Regal.
Graphic 45: Old Curiosity Shoppe Mercurial Masterpiece.
Dusty Attic: 0661
Close to My Heart Red Embossing Powder.
Cross Brads, embellishments/flower, Alphabet stickers
Industrial Chic Chain

Thank you Val for letting us be a part of her life.
Happy Scrappn!

~Scraps of Darkness~ Round Robin Time!

I'm happy to be participating this time.
I used lots of elements from the Scraps of Elegance "Awakening" Kit.
The Bazzil Cardstock...
Pink Paislee- Spring Jubilee Celebration
Glitz Design Pretty In Pink Roses
Pretty in Pink Spring J.  Press Ons
Petaloo Velvet Mini- Burgundy
Prima Vintage Trinkets... I lovvvve this set!
Of course the Basic Grey RubOn Roller.

I had 2 ladies to follow and just love it. I used my new Martha Stewart Twirl Loop Punches and My Lucky 8 Punch.
Thanks for looking.. Close ups to follow:

Love the rubon and the little vintage finds tucked in some flowers

just so much fun

Simply Beautiful!
Loved the pinks and blues here.
I was able to get this done at the retreat this weekend over at Springlake. Really had a great productive weekend.
Happy Scrappn and thank you very much for your comments.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bikes Bikes Everywhere...

So I'm driving back to the retreat this morning... down a different unfamiliar road... well I was driving slow.. these one laners can be tricky...

Look what lined these folks driveway!

someday I might scrap these pics.
or come back and get closer shots... not sure... need to keep a white flag with

Altered Tag...

I used various products from the SOD kits and some TH inks and his tag.

Tim Holtz:
Basic Grey Rubons and Rubon Roller (cooled thing I've seen for rubon's!)
I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the tag.
The metals pieces came from a recent SOD KIT.. and the ribbons were from years ago when I first started scrapping!

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapn!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

WINNER ~Scraps of Elegance~ Bling and Butterfly Challenge


Welcome to Scraps of Elegance.. glamours soft romantic just a few words to describe this sister kit club to Scraps of Darkness.
The challenge this time was for Bling and Butterflies.
I think the title should be... "Something Borrowed .. Something Blue.. Something Old ...Something New"
I chose to do one of my coworker, Elyse. This picture was so vintage and romantic looking.
I had saved some goodies I had won from Renea's My Glitter Coated Life Etsy.
These pieces were just tooooooooo special and go so perfectly with this photo!
I used my favorite MS punch and used some vintage material that came in my first SOE kit!
I loved the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart - Be Happy theme... I used an overlay on the picture.
I also used BoBunny Country Garden paper as well. I used the Petaloo flowers to compliment the lo.
Here are the close ups.

wonder what she's thinking on her big day?

look at the beautiful pink and blue flowers...

Renea's hand crafted beauties!

More of Renea's butterflies!

look at the flower on the right from Renea

Another shot trying to capture the colors
Thanks for looking!
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