Tuesday, March 31, 2009

~* my MODEL AsHleY*~ a kiss on the chic

Finally, I have a teenage girl to work with for my Teen Girl kit from A Kiss on the Chic! My girlfriend Kathleen let me borrow her beautiful daughter Ashley as my layout model! I tried a totally new style above, more simple and very colorful! I hear this "whaTeveR" phrase is quite common among teens!
Below is a little mini journal. And the teen sticker sayings included are perfect!
Kinda makes me nervous for Ava to get older!!!!!!

Here is the beautiful FULL REVEAL of the Teen Girl kit below!

Kits go on sale tomorrow morning at 8 AM PST! Hurry and grab one or more if you like them. I know they are limited! A Kiss on the Chic

Monday, March 30, 2009

~*aLiCe in WoNdErLaND*~ KOTC April kit

Look what else you can do with the Teen Girl kit from April's
A Kiss on the Chic!!! That butterfly paper is pretty funky when you cut it all up, glitter it and add some bling!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

~* mY 100th BlOg PoSt GiVeAwAy WiNnEr!! *~

Thank you to ALL of you who participated on my 100th blog post giveaway! I appreciate all of your sweet comments so much! So out of the 44 comments, 13 of you guys had the right answer, and that was when looking at the photo, Paris was on the left! I used http://www.random.org/ to pick my random winner.

Here were the assigned numbers as follows:

#1 Katamommy, #2 Pinky, #3 Karen Lee, #4 Fab Lady, #5 Siameseplease, #6 Scrappinmomto2girls, #7 Sylv, #8 Leanne, #9 Robin, #10 Rhonda, #11 Wystaz, #12 Jocelyn & #13 Jennifer Moore.

And the winner of a $20 gift certificate to A Kiss on the Chic is:

#7 sylv!! congratulations!!

~* A KiSs oN tHe ChiC's April "Teen Girl" kit! *~

Here's a preview of two layouts I created with this April's
A Kiss on the Chic "Teen Girl" kit.
Do you seen a teenage girl on either of these layouts? That's how versatile Laura has made these kits!
Above is my grandmother's dog Mitzie from 1971! I was 6 years old when this was taken! YIKES!
And below is my son and daughter, ages 11 and 5! So many possibilities with this kit!

Friday, March 27, 2009

~* A KiSs oN tHe ChiC ApRil SneAks *~ 6 KiTs!

Baby Girl & Baby Boy

Childhood Girl & Childhood Boy

Teen Girl & Teen Boy

This April Laura is celebrating childhood with these 6 amazing kits from
They will go up for sale on April 1st at 8 pm PST. These kits are limited in quantity, so be sure to order fast if you see one (or more) you like!!! xOxO

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

~* i love you *~

~* i love you *~

Pretty heart patterned paper from Heidi Swapp was in a kit I purchased from Keep in Touch this month. Lots of pretty embellies were included, many of which are on this page. I'm honored to be guest designing for Kelly and
Keep in Touch this August!
Here I cut out hearts from one of my new favorite papers, Prima!
Their stitched paper R*O*C*K*S! I also am loving millinery flowers these days!
I bought these from my dear "frou frou" friend KiKi on ebay!

Monday, March 23, 2009

~*mY 100th PoSt & a GivEaWaY!*~

I can't believe this is my 100th blog post! And you know what that means! NO, I'm not giving away the dogs!!
But I am giving one person who leaves a comment here
a $20 gift certificate to
I'm enlisting the help of my two favorite bichons,
my dog Paris & her boyfriend Sparky!
Here is the catch ~ You need to tell me which one of these fluffy bookends is Paris!
So looking AT the picture, tell me if you think Paris is on the right or left side.
If you get it correct, you'll be entered in a random drawing.
You have a 50% chance to get the right answer, so leave me your choice and
I'll post the winner next Monday! Good luck!
Oh, and my DT girl Melanie is also giving away an awesome RAK on her blog too, so check it out!! xOxO

~*A Kiss on the Chic- New Design Team!*~

It goes without saying how honored I am to be designing once again for the talented Laura McCollough of A Kiss on the Chic along with my fellow talented designers Melanie and Norma!
And a HUGE welcome to our 2 newest additions to the team:
Emeline and Danielle! Congratulations girls!
And congratulations Laura for receiving the Blog of the Week award from scrapbook.com!! Very well deserved! xOxO

~* MisS RuBy SuE! how cute is this! *~

Miss Ruby Sue has some of the cutest things I've seen.
I saw her etsy shop featured on Elizabeth Kartchner's blog. I see why Liz loves her! She has beautiful necklaces, headbands and bracelets. This gorgeous baby is going to be on my wrist soon! If you love this vintage flower look, check her out!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

~*A Kiss on the Chic WILLOW event*~

Join my dear co host Melanie and I
for some UNIQUELY CHIC fun at
Thursday, March 26th
There will be lots of 'Pucker Up' Prizes,
including the BIG MUAH!
We're not telling you what it is,
but you definitely won't want to
miss out!!!!!
Hugs and KISSES from
A Kiss on the Chic! xOxO

Friday, March 20, 2009

~* tWo CuTe ChIcKs *~

When I placed as a semi finalist in HSN's Make it Memorable Scrapbooking contest last year, my prize package was a huge basket filled with 3 Birds supplies. I finally ripped into the basket and created this layout. Everything is by 3 Birds. I am trying to get them to notice my work and show them what I can do with their product.
It's not nearly as embellished as my usual layouts, I know. But it's okay to change it up every now and then right? No, forget it, I'll stick to my more embellished work!
Happy Spring Everyone!!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

~* my little girl is getting BIG! *~

My 5 year old daughter wanted pigtails on picture day, and I was like "NO WAY!"
But she won the battle at 7 am cuz it was too early to fight. And I'm so glad she did cuz you can actually see her face in the picture!
Ava is getting big and knowing what she wants. Oh No!
Boys ARE easier, I can tell already!
So here it's basically Prima, and lots of it!!! I got most everything here from the March
Bad Girls kit. And Laura is planning on bringing lots more Prima for everyone in her A Kiss on the Chic kits too.
So get ready to go broke if you love this stuff like I do! xOxO

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

~* a blog AWARD from RUSSIA! *~

How exciting! ~ My first Blog Award from abroad!
Lena from Russia http://trash-and-glam.blogspot.com/ selected me to receive an award for having an interesting blog. So I am passing on the award to 5 ladies who's blogs inspire me and I love!

And as usual, the rule: 1. You will place in your [blog] picture. 2. Indicate the name of that, who transmitted this reward to you. 3. Place hyper-reference on that [blog], from where prize arrived. 4. Select 5 most interesting [blogov]. 5. You will report [nominantu] about the reward

Спасибо к моему русскому другу Лена!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

~*whAt baBy giRls aRe mAde oF*~

Glitz Designs is the patterned paper used for my background here that I cut out, adhered to black cardstock, and glittered along the edge with Stickles in magenta. I added a Jenni Bowlin card, Prima rhinestones, flower & pearl swirls, paper fringe, Heidi Swapp bird, lace, ribbon, some faux twigs, a silk rose, a sequin butterfly, a Hello Kitty accent, and the actual ribbon curls from Ava's headband that I saved!
I need to give credit here to a very talented artist, who I named the
"Queen of All Things Cute," Susie Vasquez.
I bought a banner from her that she made which is stunning and I am addicted to fringe now because of her!
Make sure you check out her always inspiring blog

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A Kiss on the Chic WILLOW Event...

Date: TBA!
Time: All Day!
Place: Willow Traders
Come join us at Willow Traders for lots of fun and some great prize packages this month!
And even more special this month, my son turns 11! Happy Birthday Ky!! What a sport he's being (even though this photo op cost me BIG TIME!)

Sunday, March 8, 2009

~* bliSS *~

i love Sassafras! there's lots of it here along with crochet flowers, ribbon, Prima crystals and lace adhesive trim. sometimes i wish we could go back in time!!!!!!!! xOxO

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

~* feeling blue, painting PINK*~

Funny when I don't feel great, I run to my 'happy room' to create and take my mind off the pain! And why is it that I am loving cardboard so much these days? I wish I discovered this love for it before I recycled tons of it~ and before I bought loads of patterned paper! Just think of all the $$$ I would have saved! This project took me about 15 minutes, probably the quickest thing I have EVER made~ I distressed the cardboard, painted it pink, added paper, Prima stars, swirls and flower, a heart pick, some crystal flower picks , my photo and a vintage earring and voila! Almost too easy! Melanie, my friend & fellow KOTC DT girl actually motivated me because of her amazing talent as an artist. She cuts wood herself AND paints it, BESIDES being a scrapbooking goddess!
This girl is unreal! You have to check out her blog at: