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 for more November kit photos and ordering information, and also our design team gallery for some great project ideas:


Thursday, October 30, 2008

~* Blessed Be *~

Guess what I'll be for Halloween?
And my daughter is gonna be Dorothy, of course!
This Heidi Swapp playing card was a perfect background for
my sparKly, altered, "witchy" self!
HaPpY HaLlOwEeN EvErYoNe!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

~* my sparKly haunted house album *~

ok, so i threw a couple of extra "fru fru" things on here for fun, but mostly this is all from a kiss on the chic! xOxO

Saturday, October 25, 2008

~* a sparKly haunted house *~

Okay, 2 albums in 24 hours, I'm about to pass out!
This sparKly Haunted House album was from a Kiss on the Chic's October Very Vintage Halloween kit.
I used vintage elements from the kit along with modern embellishments, lots of lace and rhinestones (L-O-V-E that look!) Of course, an added vintage piece or two gives it the charm I'm lovin' these days.
More pics of this album tomorrow when it's daylight, and I can see straight!

~* just beClaus *~

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas......... only in PiNk & GrEeN! What could be better than a PINK Christmas!!!!!!
Here's a sneak peek at a Clear Scraps album I made with A Kiss on the Chic's November Kit Club goodies! It's a victorian, Santa inspired album where
I used holiday images that I downloaded free along with photos of my children from Christmas past. The combination of vintage images and modern day photos makes this unique and edgy! Be sure to check out the KOTC November kits coming soon at:

Saturday, October 18, 2008

~* a pumpkin house *~

~* a pumpkin house *~
complete with a sparKly chandelier of course! i want one!!! xOxO

Friday, October 17, 2008

my magikal ~* aNgEl*~ wand!

everyone needs a magiK wand!
i created this one of my little angel, ava, using lace applique for wings, prima flowers, patterned paper hat, glitter wing accents, pink tulle, a plastic vintage flower, a tiny faux pearl, and of course - a vintage earring bouquet! I cut the photo out, adhered it to a sparKly stick, added a pink tulle skirt & shiny ribbon and voila, my magikal ~*angel*~ wand! xOxO

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

~*ME in a BoX*~

I am a rocker girl at heart, and I wanted to capture that part of myself in a mini album that was "all about me." So I used rock song titles as the page titles of my personality traits and what I love and cherish, and decorated the chipboard album and box with a pink rocker diva/glam theme! (Click on the pic for an up close view!) It was fun to make, and I accomplished my goal: it definitely is me!!!!!!!!!!!! xOxO

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

piNk rocKs!!

my motto:

if it's

"buy it!"


~* "forty," (ah hmmm) I mean, "Thirty Three" tomorrow!*~

Happy Birthday to me..... (ugh!)
I'll be celebrating my special day tomorrow!
Isn't this cake pretty? My son picked it out! It just needs a little ~*sparKle*~ .....
where's my vintage jewelry???? (Cuz you know I'm gonna stick some on there!)
And I have to keep reminding myself....40 is the new 20, right Laura!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

heLLo mY ~*preTTies!*~

Okay, I'm 'slightly' addicted to vintage junk jewelry!!! Gee, can you tell?
I can't stay away from the stuff!
And throw in some Glitz Frosting for ~*spaRkle*~ and there ya go!
...a "bewitching" layout!!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Take time to cheRisH the ones we love!
I used a past kit from aKOTC using Webster's Pages
to create this vintage inspired layout of my dear grandparents.
Speaking of Webster's Pages.......
Congratulations to my fellow aKOTC DT girl Norma Kennedy
who will be a guest designer for them this month!
Check out Norma's beautiful work & her blog at:

Monday, October 6, 2008

i believe...

i believe:
~*in love*~
~*in karma*~
~*that fairy tales can come true*~
~*that everything happens for a reason*~
~*that the Niners can come back after their loss to the Pats and beat the Eagles next Sunday!*~
(Okay, maybe not the last one, but I can wish, can't I~!) xOxO

Sunday, October 5, 2008

the WAR of the ROSES!

The dreaded day is finally here! It's the War of the Roses, or should I say the Famularos! It rarely happens when our teams play against each other, but today is the day that my San Francisco 49ers are playing against my hubby's New England Patriots. And if my team loses, I am NOT gonna be HAPPY!!!!!!! COME ON NINERS!!!!!!!!!!!! Be the upset of the week!!!!!!!! xOxO

Friday, October 3, 2008

make it ~*sParKle*~

Sometimes just a simple jewelry accent can add so much to a layout. I had a great layout completed (see below) thanks to Laura's Very Vintage Halloween kit. But lately I have found the need to "alter" everything! So I took this layout one step further and added a vintage piece from my grandmother's stash to the "o" in the title. Now it looks even more vintage! (Not to mention it makes it special to me!) If you don't have vintage treasures to pull from, don't worry! There's ebay and etsy! And accents don't have to be vintage items. Inexpensive costume jewelry works just as well! Get creative!
And make your pages ~*sParKle!*~ xOxO

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A Kiss on the Chic Monthly Kit Club: October Kits!

Here are some pics of the October kits by Laura McCollough's
a Kiss on the Chic Monthly Kit Club:







To purchase these kits using paypal, follow this link :

And be sure to check out the KOTC gallery for kit club layout & project ideas from the KOTC Design Team @:

a Kiss on the Chic October Kit~ my layouts!

I used the Very Vintage Halloween Kit #1 , and had fun making these 2 layouts of my daughter Ava from years ago! Check out the other awesome layouts & projects from Laura McCollough and the Design Team in the October Kit Club Gallery @


a ~*sPaRkLy*~ BOO to YOU!

Here I made a mini banner using the same kit~ a Very Vintage Halloween Kit # 1 ~ In addition to the pieces included, I added some of my grandmother's vintage jewelry and some lace.
Very easy! Very spooky! Very sPaRkLy! And very fun to make! xOxO

Say it isn't SO!

My fellow Armenian girl Kim Kardashian got voted off Dancing with the Stars last night! Ugh, Kim! You needed to "shake" what God gave you girl!!!!! xOxO