Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My First Official Product Review is up!

I was surfing the web over a year ago, and on ELiving Media I crossed pathes with Dee, from What's The Buzz. I have always had an intrique for reviews and trying products/doing giveaways and honestly just critisizing everything... I applied for a position on her review team, and after a few months, there was an opening and see added myself and a few other gals to the review team.

Over at What's The Buzz, I am a writer/reviewer. I get to opportunity to receive products for review and possible promotions... My first review went live Monday Night regarding Natural Vines Licorice.

Go over and check it out here!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Karen Foster Cutie Pie Line

For my kit last week as a designer for Lila's Scrapbooking and More, I got to work with the Karen Foster 'Cutie Pie' line. It's a perfect line for anyone with a little girl in their life.

This first card, was a little bit of a stretch, since it didn't actually use the Karen Foster Paper; but the embellishments I got in the designer kit; I used a Paper Trey Ink patterned paper (polka dot parade) with the stick on ribbon and rub on for this card.

I LOVE how it turned out; and can't wait to send this out to someone who has recently had a baby... now; could someone get on that, so I can send a card?

The next card used the 'leftover' pieces from inside the layouts title. I did run them through my Xyron, and then dip them in clear embossing powder, so make them glassy. I used pop dots to pop them up and give the card some dimension, since it's a fairly flat card otherwise. I also used my Irock to add some bling.

I saw a card on the cover of my latest Papercrafts Magazine, using a cute patterned banner and wanted to do one also. I was going to use the patterned paper from the Cutie Pie line; but since I wanted that to be the focus, thought I'd stick with a glitter paper from DCWV for the banner. You can't tell much from the photo, but before I stuck the banner on, I adhered the hemp cord with glue, and then sort of shaped the banners to stick out at the bottom, so they look like they're floating. This also used a rub on from the designer kit. All of the items I've used can be purchased at Lila's Scrapbooking and More, in Everett WA.
This card was so simple, and turned out very cute, I acutally used two of the patterned papers, and a piece of thick crocheted type ribbon for it. That's all!

I had a good time working on it, and finally got some more of Zoe's photos from when she was little tiny scrapbooked. I love how the cards turned out as well and think for as simple as they were (because even when they're simple, it takes me a year to stop waffling and actually stick something on!) they will be great for baby cards.

This layout I got from a sketch I found online. I've been throwing together a 'sketch binder' so that I can quickly pick one I like, and make something instead of waffling (since I'm slightly indecisive) for an hour before I can get moving. I cut the 'baby' blocks from New Arrival, and as you can see used the inside to make a card, instead of throwing them away.

Soon, I'll post up the project currently sitting on my scrap table... the Karen Foster Party Animals Line.

Also, Lila's is looking for a few more design team members to help us get more out on the store floor for our customers. She is looking for 1-2 people who has a passion for scrapbooking, crafting and making items using the products designated. The people who make the team must be able to meet a deadline and be flexible with product pickup and type of products used. On the design team, designers recieve 35% off their kits for the what's new section and 25% off all other items. If this sounds like you, go and see this blog post on Lila's Scrapbooking Site.

I hope you have a wonderful week!


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kid Friendly Father's Day Cards

Today a good friend and her daughter (also 3) came over to work on Father's Day cards for her daddy, papa, grandpa and great grandpa.

These are what she made! We gave her paper and crayons and had her draw some little pictures and basically framed them on the cards for her Grandpa and Dad.

Majority of the Stickers are from a K&Co 1.99 package of stickers; and the papers (patterened at least) are from a DCWV paperstack.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Happy Father's Day!!

I've been waiting around on posting anything; and have gotten the chance to actually craft lately!!

I'm back on the Lila's Scrapbooking Design Team again; Elisa the coordinatoor called and invited me back to the team for a 2nd term about a month ago. You can see my most recent project over at the Lila's Scrapbooking Blog. I got to work with the TaDa Sizzlin' Summer line. I'll get a post on that soon too!

Today, I've got a Father's Day card for my pops. He is a great man, and being the man who literally; has everything- I can't ever find a gift that suits him or he doesn't have. He just bought a new house out in the sticks here in Washington and has about 5 acres on a creek with lots of work to do around the whole place. He could use a nice place to relax, and I was thinking a hammock this year, but Super Sleuth Zoe asked him for me; actually it went more like this:

'Papa, You like Hammocks just fine?' and he told her that he didn't like them so much. meh.

So, if we take what he told the three year old; it isn't worth the $100 for this sweet hammock at LL Bean! No Hammock for you, Papa Don. :-(

Instead, we (Z and I) spent the evening making cards for Adam and my Dad for Father's Day. My dad is thinking a BBq for Father's Day is in order so I'll have to hand over something... even if it's only a card. I LOVE how the card for my dad turned out!

Most of the paper is all from various Scraproom Stash... but I did grab a piece of Tim Holtz Distress Core'dinations Paper in Frayed Burlap today at Joanne's for a more manly card base.

The tiny airplane is from New Arrival, and the plane paper is Cosmo Cricket. I have no idea where the red polka dot paper is from! But, the letters are from Scenic Route Paper Co. Of course, I also used my white pen for some detailing on the plane.

I'm thinking I'll get the card Zoe designed (and I just pieced together) for Adam up tomorrow. You'll be very proud of what the three year old did! I sure am!

Have a good evening!