Tuesday, September 6, 2011

~*BlOoM *~

Got another layout made today. YaY!
Creative Imaginations is the background paper I used for "Bloom." I handcut flowers and stems and embellished them with rhinestone cluster brads, Glitz Frosting, Jenni Bowlin pearl flower accents, and brad and pearl centers. I added some Stickles glitter, Thickers letter stickers, two stick pins, buttons and trims and that was it! 
This layout is on ebay this week under my seller name: armenian-princess. NFL football starts this week! whooo hoooo!! Any fantasy football players out there? xOxO

Monday, August 29, 2011

~* sWeeT sKyLaR *~

Hi Everyone!
 I have been in a creative funk lately. All summer actually! But I snapped out of it momentarily thanks to my friend Kelly and made this layout today. Her cousin had a baby girl, Skylar, and she wanted me to make a framed layout for her nursery.  I created this using House of 3 patterned paper. I cut the center of the paper out so this could be used as a cool frame. Kelly's cousin can slide a 5 X 7 (or a couple of 4 X 6's) right underneath. This way she can change out the photo whenever she wants to. Embellishments include crochet flowers, a pink and blue Prima pearl swirl, Prima pink rhinestone flowers, dew drops, a vintage earring and Maya Road floral accents. The lollipop is from the talented Lisa Kettel. Love Love Love Lisa! I hope everyone on the east coast is doing okay after Hurricane Irene. Stay well.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

~* SpOoKtAcUlAr StUfF!*~

Hi Everyone!!
It's been over a month since I have been on blogger! It's nice to be creating again, and I made these four layouts for Halloween which I've listed on ebay under my seller name armenian-princess.
Summer has been exciting! It started out with Kyle splitting his forehead open right to the skull. Twenty eight stitches later, Ky is fine, thank God. He has a little scar, but he is so handsome, it's not too bad! He's taking drumming lessons and loves it.
Ava is doing well. She is taking voice lessons along with piano, and I don't know where her pretty voice comes from (not me!) but she is amazing at 8 years old!
We recently went to Las Vegas. I love it there and we had an awesome time! In fact, we're hoping to go back at the end of the year to meet up with my family!
School starts again this week (yayyyyyyy!) so I hope to have more time here catching up with you guys. Hope all of you have had a great summer! Miss you!!!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

~* YoU ArE mY ...SuNsHiNe! *~

Here's my last project using the June Pink Ninjas kit "Isn't She Lovely - Oner Upper." The two packs of felties in this kit are so cute and I wasn't sure how I was going to use them, so I came up with the idea for this card. It's so nice having the two sets of letter stickers as well to mix and match. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far!! Definitely lots of sunshine where we are. We are excited to have a pool, but each kid has wound up with a horrible ear infection from it...so we have to tackle that issue or summer will be hell around here!

Friday, June 10, 2011

~* My Girl DollHouse *~"Isn't She Lovely" Pink Ninjas June kit

It's been awhile since I've created an embellished house, but this month's Pink Ninjas kit "Isn't She Lovely - Oner Upper" was so jam packed with pretty things, it made for a fun, girlie dollhouse! With all of the trims and embellies in the kit, it was easy to create a house with lots to look at on every side!
I used a basic house kit made by Doodlebug to start. Almost everything other than the pink tissue fringe at the very bottom was in this kit. The full sheet of chipboard accents by Crate Paper were awesome and very vintage looking, which I love. I still have a lot left over! Studio Calico has these cute paper notions which I added to the rooftop and accented with tiny rhinestones. Ally & Nely even included a cute lollipop in the kit and that didn't go to waste, it's on the house right in front! Right now there is a great special going on. Enter code PINKNINJA at checkout in the Pink Ninja Addicts etsy store and get free domestic shipping! That's an $8.00 savings! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

~*frEE dOmEsTiC shiPPing on ALL PiNk NiNjA KiTs!*~

what a great deal!!! ....

check out the pink ninja etsy shop here and type in coupon code PINKNINJA at checkout for free domestic shipping!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, June 4, 2011

~* a Sand Treasure Banner*~ The Pink Ninjas June Kit

We're getting ready for all the mermaids & mermen to arrive for Ava's 8th birthday/swim party! One of our activities is to hunt for buried treasures in the sand. I created this banner for it using the Pink Ninjas June "Isn't She Lovely Oner-Upper" kit. Love this kit! To create the banner, I cut the aqua patterned paper into 4 equal pieces. I then cut the pink lacey patterned paper to fit each of the bottom edges, like a ruffle. I added some silver glitter, handcut flowers as accents, and letter stickers for the title and tied everything together with the pink trims in the kit. (There are two packs of alpha stickers in this kit too! yayyy!) This kit has some awesome colors in it! (I'm in love with the two puffies packs from KI Memories! So cute!) Next week, I'll show my next 'huge' project using the very cool chipboard embellishments from Crate Paper!! In the meantime, it's "mermaid fever" at my house!!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

~* a housewarming gift from Zoe! *~

Look what arrived on my doorstep all the way from Singapore! My friend Zoe from Dream Come True handmade this for me to wish our family well in our new home. Zoe's beautiful artwork pieces from our Alice in Wonderland swap are all over my studio! Her work is as cute as she is! Zoe, you have a heart of gold... I just love it AND you. Thank you so much....


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

~* iSn'T sHe LoVeLy *~ the Pink Ninjas June Kit!!!

This is my little sweetie pie Ava at 5 months old! It's hard to believe she turned 8 years old yesterday! I used the adorable ~* Isn't She Lovely *~ "Oner Upper" June scrapbooking kit from the Pink Ninjas to create this sweet layout of her. The patterned papers, accents and trims in this kit are once again cuuuuuute!!! Ninja Masters Nely & Ally never disappoint when it comes to awesome kits. Here, I cut some of the patterned paper to make a cupcake design (lOvE cupcakes!!!) and added the fun acrylic & felt cupcakes included the kit. The Oner Upper kit is available for $45. There is also another ~*Isn't She Lovely*~ scrapbooking kit available for $30. I have 4 fun projects this month to show you...maybe more if I get a chance!! Love to all! xOxO

Sunday, May 29, 2011

~* MeRmAiD FeVeR *~

We're all "mermaid crazy" here getting ready for Ava's 8th birthday party next weekend! I've already started decorating! Yes, it takes me a week! Here are just a few fun favors I'll have for the mermaids... starfish wands, seashell filled pouches and "fish in a bag" soaps (for the mermen!!!) Thanks to the talented etsy artists who made these! I'm still unable to leave comments on a few of your blogs....so hopefully blogger issues will get resolved soon. Hope everyone is doing great. Happy Memorial Day everyone. Thank you so much to our military families - we appreciate ALL you do for us.

Friday, May 27, 2011

~* Castles Crowns and Cottages Simply Irresistible link party *~ Saturday, May 28

Bonjour Mes Amis!!!
Welcome to those of you visiting from my friend Anita's "Simply Irresistible" Paris link party! Here is a little Paris couture from fashion designer Coco Chanel and paper designer moi!

Coco Chanel Couture
"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."
- Coco Chanel
Deb Famularo Couture
"The two things every girl needs: confidence and a great pink lipstick!" - Deb Famularo

Please stop by our lovely host Anita's blog Castles Crowns and Cottages for her Simply Irresistible Paris inspired link party! Adieu mes amis! A la prochaine!

~* photographs courtesy of Joe Famularo & http://www.trouvais.com/ *~

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

" Faith is the bird who feels the light....

...when the dawn is still dark." - Rabindranath Tagore This quote describes my dear friend Anita of Castles Crowns and Cottages perfectly. Besides being artistic and a gifted writer, Anita has a beautiful heart. She surprised me with this gorgeous book she created filled with her writings. On my mantle I have it displayed alongside the pretty bird wand that I was lucky enough to win from her. If you get a chance, please visit her blog. She's doing a Paris link party this Saturday and you won't want to miss it! Merci beaucoup mon amie! Such a special gift, and I will treaure it always!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

~* a MeRmAiD CoVe banner *~

I vowed that my HUGE Alice in Wonderland party would be the last big party I'd have for my kids. Wrong! The party bug has bitten me again and now I am throwing a Mermaid bash for Ava's 8th birthday!

From sparkly starfish wands, to seafoam cupcakes, to Ocean Water punch...this party looks like it may be my favorite one yet! I bought the cutest things on etsy which I'll show soon. But I actually got in the spirit today and made this Mermaid Cove frou frou banner to hang over the buffet table.
I'll show pics from Ava's party after the event, and then you'll see how extreme I get with parties!!! (And this WILL be my last big party!) ;)


Thursday, May 19, 2011

*~ i {heart} u *~ Pink Ninjas "ScArLeT bEgOnIaS"

My final project using the Pink Ninjas "Scarlet Begonias" May kit is this "i {heart} u" sunflower card. To create it, I cut paper strips and folded them to make a funky, dimensional sunflower.

I took the polka dot ribbon and bunched it up for the center. The floral ribbon was used for the stem. I handcut three hearts out for leaves. And to make the heart in the title, I cut the letter sticker "w" and pieced it together to form a heart. Then I stickled away! Quick and easy!

You can find "Scarlet Begonias" here on etsy for $30! Hope everyone is doing well......xOxO

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

~* u@2 *~ Pink Ninjas 'ScArLeT BeGoNiAs"

...a layered, glitzy layout of my sweet Ava in her Christening gown at two years old using frames, ribbon and pretty patterned papers from the Pink Ninjas "Scarlet Begonias" May kit.

Monday, May 16, 2011

~* Simply Irresistible*~ - a Paris link party!

Attention all Paris lovers:

My lovely friend Anita of Castles Crowns and Cottages is hosting a link party on Saturday, May 28th where you can showcase your love affair for the City of Lights via your handmade crafts, photos, lifestyle images or decor inspirations. If you would like to join me in attending this party, please leave Anita a comment at her blog!
Paris, Je'taime!

Friday, May 13, 2011

~* So Beautiful *~ the Pink Ninjas "ScArLeT BeGoNiAs"

My third project using the Pink Ninjas May "Scarlet Begonias" kit is a layout of John's Goddaughter, Stephanie, on her wedding day. I loved the photographs of her standing behind the red tulips and knew I wanted to do a layout with them using this kit. So I was pretty happy to see the paper trim with red tulips on it! It also had red Bingo markers with her wedding date, what are the odds! (I won't even mention the pink cabochon rose! Look at her bouquet!) I love it when things work so easily!

You can find "Scarlet Begonias" at the Pink Ninja Addicts shop on etsy!Have a great weekend everyone! (And please blogger, don't lose this post again!) xOxO

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

~* GoTh GiRl*~ Pink Ninjas "Scarlet Begonias" kit

The Pink Ninjas have come up with another exciting kit this month. What I love most about the "Scarlet Begonias" kit is that it is so versatile, I can switch it up from a "soft & elegant" layout to "dark & gothic" layout....and that's pretty cool for one kit! Using the pretty black cabochon rose, acrylic flowers and Maya Road red and black flowers in the kit, I created this gothic bouquet! I topped it off with 3 tiny yellow rosebuds, some red tulle and sparkly pipe cleaners for stems. Don't be afraid of the black roses...there is a ton of things you can do with them. Halloween is right around the corner!
I added the pretty black and white pleated polka dot ribbon to tie around my bouquet and topped it off with the sparkly black apple skull accent! And lastly, the Thickers "Rainboots" letter stickers included in the kit just pop off the page. Love that yellow, it matches all the papers in this kit perfectly! You can purchase "Scarlet Begonias" for $30 on etsy.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

~* Myranda *~ Pink Ninjas 'ScArLeT bEgOnIaS'

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!! I am definitely in the spirit. I have been awake since 5:30 am working on an eight page custom order! And to further celebrate this day, my Pink Ninjas "Scarlet Begonias" kit just arrived! There was no way I could NOT make something today with this kit, even though I am ready to pass out! (That's how cool it is!) So here is a layout of my friend Carrie's beautiful daughter, Myranda. Is she gorgeous or what?

"Scarlet Begonias" sells for $30 and is available on etsy here! To all the wonderful moms out there, I wish you the Happiest Mother's Day!


Friday, May 6, 2011

~* all you need is ...lOvE! *~

On April 29th, John's Goddaughter Stephanie got married. Her mom, Dottie, is one of John's best friends. Stephanie is a "pink" girl like me and had her seamstress add the prettiest pink roses to her gown. I wish I did that! She looked beautiful! Congratulations Kevin & Stephanie! I wish you many happy years together! And Dottie, this heart is for you!!!