Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Mind's Eye Inspiration

Make sure you shop on Saturday during the National Scrapbook Day sales. See the post below for the great gift with $100 order....
Here's some inspiration :

The first is a quick card using one of the My Mind's Eye tags on a card.
Supplies: My Mind's Eye Beauty Tag ; My Mind's Eye Friend Paper; My Mind's Eye Uniquely You - Special Swirls Paper; My Mind's Eye Chasse's Notebook Paper; Bazzill Kraft Cardstock ; Misc Ribbon & Michaels $1 Spot Stamp

Anyone who knows me knows I'm quite the heritage scrapbooker. I love working with photos from my childhood. I even have quite a few from my parent's & even grandparent's childhoods too. Here is a layout using a mixture of new My Mind's Eye lines. Me at age 4

Supplies: My Mind's Eye Grow - Accessory Sheet; My Mind's Eye Fresh Flowers; My Mind's Eye Grow Just Stripes; My Mind's Eye Grow Funky Vines; Rik Rak; Pink Paislee Brads; Chipboard Alpha - Enchanting
A Layout of my Dog Rosie... This title is so her as she is really strong willed & so happy.

Simple Scrapbook style layout of my cat DJ (a.k.a. Pom Pom Kitty because that's his favorite thing to play with -- he loves the pom poms from the craft store) so that title sure describes him.

Supplies: My Mind's Eye Pure Joy - Happy Stripe Paper; My Mind's Eye Uniquely You - Special Swirls Paper; My Mind's Eye Uniquely You Title; My Mind's Eye Beauty - Charmed Stripes Paper; Bazzill Kraft Cardstock

National Scrapbooking Day another sneak peak

Ok so I know I told you that you will be getting a free gift with your purchase, and I know I told you that the gift gets bigger and better for every $10 above $25 you spend.  Now I can't show you all the in between gifts because they will vary but I can show you what you will get packed with goodies if you spend $100 or more.

I hope to be sending you one of these on Monday morning.

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!
p.s. be sure to check back for the info on another dt member and our first guest dt member!


I used in this layout the beautiful new paper from Hambly, also the store has the same in overlay.
Wings - Yellow on white


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

MME Bella Bella Projects

I absolutely love the new Bella Bella line from My mind's Eye!
Here are some more of the projects I made from this paper line and some of the other cool items I found in the Everything Scrappn' store:

Sweetness Girl

Products used:
My Mind's Eye Bella Bella "Bellezo" Line
Bellezo - French Boutique Paper
Bellezo - Paradise Paper
Bellezo - Simply Dottie Paper
Bellezo - Papillion Paper
Bellezo Accessory Sheet
Jenni Bowlin Vintage Journaling Cards
Prima Petite Fleur Vine Dogwood
Close To my Heart Decorative Straight Pin
American Crafts Thickers
Vintage Lace (unknown manufacturer)

Beauty Card

Products used:
My Mind's Eye Bella Bella "Bellezo" Line
Bellezo - Paradise Paper
Bellezo - Exquisite Beauty Paper
Prima Say it in Crystals, Fabric Leaf & Felt Border
Ribbon (unknown manufacturer)

Birthday Card

Products used:
My Mind's Eye Bella Bella "Bellezo" Line
Bellezo - Exquisite Beauty Paper
Bellezo - Bella Rose Paper
MME Bohemian Die Cut
Making Memories Paperie Alpha Stickers
Fiskars Threading Water Border Punch
Vintage Lace (unknown manufacturer)

***Also, don't forget~ tomorrow is the last day to enter the MME contests for a HUGE scrapping prize package worth $90! For all the details go HERE***

Have a FABULOUS day!
zoa :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel line

I fell in love with Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel line the moment I saw it at Everything Scrapp'n. I have been meaning to scrapbook my photos from my Kauai trip in 2003 since I began scrapbooking in 2006. This paper was just perfect for my photos. If you have any summer photos you've been waiting to scrap, this paper is for you! And I love how distressed it already is. You don't have to do much to it and it just looks incredible.
Products used:
Cosmo Cricket
Snorkel-Carbonation pp
Snorkel-Schools Out pp
Snorkel-Umbrella pp
Snorkel-Elements pp
Pink Paislee Fashion Script Alpha Stickers-Blue
Hambly journal blocks/circles rub ons-Brown
Pebbles Wanderlust buttons
Heidi Swapp corner travel clear stamps
Pink Paislee On Schedule clear stamps
Karen Foster's Beach Phrase stickers
Stickles- Baby Blue, Burgundy, & Purple
Making Memories colored staples
Burgundy embroidery floss
Products Used:
Cosmo Cricket
Snorkel-Schools Out pp
Snorkel-Current pp
Snorkel-Elements pp
Doodlebug Design Hopscotch alpha stickers-Brown
Queen & Co Make Waves chic charms (fish)
Sticko glittered fish stickers
Making Memories colored staples
Products used:
Cosmo Cricket
Snorkel-Current pp
Snorkel-Umbrella pp
Snorkel-Elements pp
Bazzil kraft paper
Pink Paislee Fashion Script Alpha Stickers-Black
Pink Paislee On Schedule clear stamps
Karen Foster's Beach Phrase stickers
Stickles- Baby Blue, Burgundy, & Purple
Making Memories colored staples
Products used:
Cosmo Cricket
Snorkel-Umbrella pp
Snorkel-Schools Out pp
Snorkel-Elements pp
Hambly antique frames rub on-Green
MLS mini alpha stickers-Butter
Ivory acrylic paint
Fiskars threading water punch
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Patina

I hope you have enjoyed my projects and I hope they have inspired you to use this paper!

Prima Layout

Used on this layout:
Fetching Chipboard Alpha
Bloom Polka Dot
Bloom eye Candy
Mommy & Me Prima- Over the Rainbow
Delight Journal Book


Sunday, April 26, 2009

National Scrapbooking Day Sneak Preview

{Pictures in this post are not my home it's the Grand Canyon}

I took a mini vacation here at my house this weekend. The store was beginning to get a bit out of control and I needed to focus on me and the store a little. (Kids went to Grandparents) So Friday was all me time and it was great! Saturday though I got up with a bit of fire. I went out to the store room and I started sorting and organizing some of the product. I'm not done but it looks a lot better and I was able to get rid of some of the boxes.

When I was exhausted with that I came inside and started moving some of my personal scrapbooking stuff around. It has been in a mess for a LONG while now. So the point? Well going through my stuff I found some fairly new product that I don't know why I ordered. It's nice but I know I can't use it. I found a ton of stuff from CHA that I just don't think I'll get to because I refuse to let cute mini albums I won't use get it the way of getting caught up (LOL). In see all this my eyes began to light up. I remembered other freebies I've been given by different companies and I allowed my ideas for National Scrapbooking Day to take off. I already had a few ideas and my DT coordinator had a few too.

The more you order the more freebies you will get! (I promise they will be good. Some from the store some may not be)
SALE on most everything
HUGE sale on one companies product! (sorry blogger won't take my link)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Pampered Chef Show

I try not to do super personal stuff on my blog but today I'm going to make and exception because I LOVE Pampered Chef products. To me they are some of the best around. If you love it to and would like to order something or need something you can go to this site and click on our product. If you put in Heather Turner (as your host) I'll get credit on the show I'm doing.

Just wanted to offer the opportunity (PLEASE don't feel obligated)

Monday, April 20, 2009

New Stuffy Stuff

I LOVE getting new stuff in. Creative Imaginations has sent in the Holey Dot papers

I have to admit that while standing in the Creative Imaginations booth I got a little selfish and ordered some Cactus & Grand Canyon paper. See this time last year I had just gotten back from a cross country trip with my family to the Grand Canyon. So if you've been that way check out the vacation section.

Also Prima sent their Rebellious papers. I love the color mixture on these.

Oh and Hambly sent some product, Overlays, Papers & Rub-ons.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Zoa's Challenge- Use Up Your Stash!! (Recipe)

HI y'all!! It is time for another MME challenge! I have loved seeing what everyone is creating for these challenges. For my challenge, we are going to use up some of your scrapping stash. This is one of my favorite challenges!! I had my daughter (Anabelle) pull tickets out of the bucket to determine our "recipe"

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Use at least 4 of the 6 items on your layout:
you must also use MME new Penny Lane, Bella Bella, or Bloom & Grow pattern paper

1. Chipboard or Grungeboard

2. Glitter or Stickles

3. Bling

4. Journal Card
(yes I realize I spelled it wrong in the pic!)

5. Charm

6. Transparency

For my example, I used the new Bella Bella line. It was a lot of fun to work with! Absolutely Gorgeous! I used all 6 items from the recipe on my page about my sister, Caroline.

I also used some fun Tim Holtz crackle paint on the title that I found in the Everything Scrappn' store :)


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Products Used:
Prima Fancy Felt Matties (flowers)
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint (faded jeans)
Prima Center Kisses
MME flower transparency
Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers (black)
Colorbox Cat's Eye Charcoal Chalk Ink
Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser
Other: lace; chipboard letters; charm

You still have plenty of time to participate- so get scrappin! You have until April 30th to complete these challenges and link your creation back to the comments section of this post before midnight eastern time April 30, 2009 for a chance to win that super My Mind's Eye prize valued at $90!

Happy Scrapping!
Zoa :0)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Sale & New Products

I hate to interrupt the great flow of all the wonderful challenges but I just had to let you know that the new Fancy Pants lines are in! Kraft, Delight, Summer Soiree, & On a Whimsy. Now that is not all from Fancy Pants there is Ball Trim and this AWESOME Mixed Media Book

Make sure to stop by the store and check out all this new stuff. If you find some that is a must have (which I know you will) just enter Easter in at check out and receive 30% off you entire order!!

Suz's Challenge - Bingo Layout

It's my day on the blog. Have you been keeping up with all the challenges so far. I'm loving looking at all the design team layouts using the new My Mind's Eye products.

My Mind's Eye has been a long time favorite of mine. They have such beautiful papers with lots of textures & depth to the patterns. They really out did themselves this season with the release of Penny Lane, Bella Bella & Bloom Grow.

So my challenge for you to earn another entry to win that fantastic prize is a twist on one of my favorite games BINGO...

Here's the BINGO card. So pick any line (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) & use those supplies/techniques in your creation.

Make sure you use new MME papers/embellishments for your layout & link your creation back to the comments section of this post before midnight eastern time April 30, 2009 for a chance to win that super My Mind's Eye prize valued at $90!

I have 2 sons - so sometimes I feel limited when using all the pretty new papers that hit the market. Usually I can pick a stripe & a polka dot out of any line (as long as it's not pink) & make it work. I love the dark browns in Penny Lane - it really makes the colors pop. The perfect background in my book is a piece of Bazzill kraft cardstock.

In my example I chose the top horizontal row of the BINGO card & used ( I used 6+buttons, 3 patterned papers, handwritten journaling, 3+ photos & stitching) My layout uses photos of my younger son Brandon marching in the Atlanta Braves Stadium before a game with his t-ball team. He was so honored to be allowed on the field where his heroes played. He loved sharing his big day with his grandpa & they both had fun watching the game.

Products Used:
My Mind's Eye Grow Accessory Sheet
My Mind'e Eye Grow Just Stripe Paper
My Mind's Eye My Friend Paper
My Mind's Eye Peace Large Accessories
My Mind's Eye Chasse' Notebook Doodles Paper
Bazzill Kraft Cardstock 12 x 12
Buttons - misc. from my stash
Thread - Coats & Clarks
Letters - American Crafts Thickers

I can't wait to see what you come up with - thanks for playing along with me!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Michelle's Challenge: Layering & Stamping

This challenge is all about layers. I challenge you to use any of the newly released papers by My Minds Eye and layer them on your page. You can use the die cuts and embellies to help add depth. I also added some stamping and staples for good measure. You can too. Its all about seeing how much you can fit on your page and having fun at the same time. Please leave a link to your creation in the comments section for a chance to win such an incredible prize! And just as a reminder, you have until April 30th to play.

Products used:

MME Bloom-Bijou Birds Brown paper
MME Bloom Vines paper
MME die cuts from Bloom Accessory Sheet
MME Penny lane, Tiny Dancer: Pirouette Frame
Kraft Paper
American Crafts DIY-Flair Craft Fair
Heidi Swapp Gel Blossoms-Lemonade
Bird from Maya Road Trees Chipboard Set
Apple Barrel Acrylic paint-Laguna
ColorBox Cats Eye chalk- Tangerine, Lime Pastel, Rouge, and Chestnut Roan

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Die Cut Challenge

Hi Everyone
Another challenge to add to your chance to win the big prize, and today is about die cutting, use your MME papers to do a card, project or layout using die cuts.
On my examples I have used MME Bloom & Grow Collection. Still time to buy your papers at the store.
On this layout I've used for the journaling the die cut from MME that came with the papers. Butterflies from cricut.

Leave a message here with the link of your creations, remeber you must use MME New Paper Collection.

For the cards Quickutz and Sizzix dies.

Hope you play along ! We can't wait to see your creations
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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sketch Challenge

Who's ready for another Challenge???? This one is a sketch challenge.

Use the above sketch and some of the new MME papers to create a LO, then link it back here to the post so we can all see what you created. Below is my example of the sketch.

I used the MME Bloom & Grow line. See the papers peeking our from behind the distressing? I used the display sheet that comes in the front of the paper pack, it's printed on the same paper as the collection. Scrappy Manufacturers are making their packaging fun to use and not just to be thrown away!

** Interested in earning an EXTRA entry into the prize drawing????** For an extra entry, be sure to include journaling, hidden or seen. The journaling needs to be at least 50 words {this is easy to do, I just a MME journaling block and wrote on both sides, I had 95 words}

Products Used in "forgotten memories"

MME Bloom paper kit:

Pink Paislee Letter Stickers "Fashion Scrip":

Distress Stickles:

Scrapbooking Recipes

With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.

Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:

1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.

Do you have a quick recipe? email me