Wednesday, December 31, 2008

~*bYe bYe nEw yeArs!...*~

...move on by cuz Valentine's Day is up next! And that always brings about MY favorite material to scrap. I have a 5 year tradition doing Valentine's portraits of my kids. I'm sure I'll get some protesting from my son this year, but I'll win that battle, I guarantee you!
xOxO

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

~* oh la la *~ mY nEw yeaR's reS!


I am starting one of my New Year's resolutions early, and that is to re-scrap pages I loathe that I made long ago! I promised myself I would never do that because what I made earlier was my style then, and it was the trend at the time. But sorry to say, I just can't look at some of the layouts without getting irritated! My happy medium is to try to keep some elements the same & just jazz it up a little! So here, I kept the trio of pictures exactly the same, used a more modern patterned paper that matched Ava's dress, some florals, ribbons, rhinestones, a vintage piece & stick pin. Then for the title, I wanted the background to look like the headband Ava is wearing in the photos. My goal is to always try to match my photos as close as I can with paper & embellishments. And I always try to add some sp*rKle!
Maybe next time I'll be brave enough to show you a 'before & after!' We'll see!
Happy New Year Everyone!!!
xOxO

Friday, December 26, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

~* our family dollhouse *~

Our Family Dollhouse!
This was a shadowbox kit from A Kiss on the Chic.
Pop dots give the photos a nice, dimensional effect inside the shadowbox.
Don't forget the bling for sparKle!

......xOxO

Saturday, December 20, 2008

~* Peaches Gifts ~ Holiday Giveaways! *~


Peaches Gifts has been doing holiday giveaways, and look what arrived at my house today!!!!!!! I was SO surprised to have won something, and the gift was unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!
It's not to late to enter. Just sign up for their mailing list or make a purchase btwn
now and the 25th and you're automatically entered!
A HUGE thank you to Peaches Gifts and check out their awesome scrapbooking items at: www.peachesgiftshoppe.com

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

~* yoU meLt mY heArt *~

I'm a Badddd Girl!
I got my first Bad Girls kit, and let me tell ya, it rocks!
This was the December Santa's Candyland Cottage kit, soooo cute!
Here I did some funky fringe cutting to border my photo. I also used some blue ink, rhinestones and lots of glitter for sparKle! This photo of my kids was my Christmas Card photo from 2005, and they definitely do melt my heart! Hey, it's snowing here in Dallas now!!!!!!
What a perfect layout to post today! xOxO

Monday, December 15, 2008

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out!

I am very excited to have been chosen to be a Guest Designer for an upcoming kit from
Scrapbooking from the Inside Out! I'll announce which month will be mine soon!
Below is the December Regret Kit which is available now:

Scrapbooking from the Inside Out! Check them out!!!!! http://www.scrapbookingfromtheinsideout.com/buy.html

Saturday, December 13, 2008

go SONICS!

We are so excited our son is playing for Coach Tara and the Sonics! They are 2-0 and looking GREAT! Way to go No. 7!!!!!
GO SONICS!

Friday, December 12, 2008

my PINK stilettos

Well, so much for the Pink Stilettos. That's my fantasy football team that got crushed in the playoffs due to a cute quarterback who shall remain nameless :

Oh well, the Pink Stilettos will make a comeback next year! And Tony, you're being replaced by Donovan McNabb!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's what I get for cheating on my team with a Cowboy!

Hmmmm, now there's some serious 'boy candy' going on here! This calls for a layout! I'm inspired now! xOxO

Friday, December 5, 2008

~* SanTa BabiEs *~

Santa Babies!
A Kiss on the Chic's ' Very Vintage Christmas' Main Kit combined with some vintage baubles were used on this layout of my children from Christmas past.
ho ho ho~ xOxO

Thursday, December 4, 2008

~* tiMe fliEs *~


I can't believe that my baby girl is in Kindergarten!
Making Memories "Delaney" patterned scallop paper was a fun background for Ava's colorful Kindergarten photo. I added paper lace, ribbon, letter stickers, rhinestone border, Jenni Bowlin die cut, silk flower, Heidi Swapp clock & wings, & vintage book page & brooch.
xOxO

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

a Kiss on the Chic December Kits!

A Kiss on the Chic December kits are here and on sale now!

So say hello to: A Very Vintage Christmas Main Kit! Lots of Jenni Bowlin here!



Here's my layout using some of this kit. The handmade paper wheels are an etsy find.


Below is the Very Vintage Christmas Add - On kit:

The next kit is the Merry & Bright Main Kit! This kit features Webster's Pages! And some more PINK for those of us who can't get enough!


These beautiful December kits and much more are now up for sale at:

http://akissonthechic.typepad.com/laura_mccollough_scrapboo/december-kits.html

xOxO

Saturday, November 22, 2008

~* over MY rainbow *~

My little Dorothy & I~
There's no place like home!
xOxO

~* hO hO hO *~

Again, from the Kiss on the Chic december kit, this
Chritmas wall hanging was pretty simple. In fact, I'll show you how easy it was.
Attach small paper tag with a photo in the center of the Joy card.
Hole punch the center of each star. Thread the red ribbon through each
hole and attach a jingle bell, then knot to make the hanger.
Using a glue gun, attach vintage lace at the bottom of the card.
Now, take the green polka dot ribbon and glue it in a bow shape right over the lace. Next glue the white pom pom trim at the top of the card. Then glue the round ornament shape on top to the backside of the card. Lastly, attach the red flower and sparKly pom pom in the center!

Special thanks to my fellow DT girl Melanie for her idea to post instructions on our blogs. Check out her amazing designs at:

http://melaniestanczyk-justbeingcreative.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 20, 2008

~* my fall piXie *~

I am on a ROLL today! Okay, here we go
back to the November kits from
A Kiss on the Chic.
It's my precious fall pixie, miss ava may!
You can still purchase this 'Thankful For' kit at:

~* loVe that snoWman! *~

ahhh....
the new kits are coming out soon for
A Kiss on the Chic!
Laura has a preview of a December kit on her blog at:
There are lots of vintage inspired goodies in this one!
xOxO

~* piNk christmas kisses *~

Where has time gone? - Here are my babies at 5 months and 5 years old-
lucky No. 5!
Here's a little peek of what's coming in december from
a KISS on the CHIC! YaY, Laura brought us more PiNk! Keep an eye out at:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

~* wiSh *~

All I wish for is right here!
This "tussie mussie" hanging ornament was
made with the Kiss on the Chic "Christmas is Coming to Town" kit.
I adhered the Pink Paislee Tinsel Town paper around a cardboard cone, added embellishments such as lace, tulle, brooch, and floral picks - and voila, a sparKly & uniQue ornament!
xOxO

Friday, October 31, 2008

~* santa baby *~

My Santa Baby!
This simple yet elegant layout was made using scraps from A Kiss on the Chic's November
"Christmas is Coming to Town" kit featuring the brand new
Pink Paislee Tinsel Town line that I love! Plus loads of adorable embellishments
and vintage inspired goodies are included!
Look at ALL that PINK!!


I also made a victorian Santa inspired 'Just BeClaus' album with the Clear Scraps album included in the "Christmas is Coming to Town" add on kit. The beautiful
crochet flower is a handmade etsy find - it's adorable, and IN the kit!


Also available this month is a glamorous "Thankful For..." kit
which is loaded with beautiful, colorful embellishments
that are perfect for your fall projects. You'll
just FALL for this unique kit!


Be sure to check out Laura's website http://www.akissonthechic.com/ for more November kit photos and ordering information, and also our design team gallery for some great project ideas:

http://www.akissonthechic.com/NovemberKitClubGallery.aspx

xOxO