Friday, January 27, 2012

Having Fun

I've been busily finishing up and shipping off some projects for CHA. I so wish I could be there, but it wasn't in the cards this time. Oh, well, not like I don't have a million things to do right here ;) In the midst of assignments, I've tried to do some things just for fun. One was a take on this Jillibean Soup sketch:
I loved the sunburst images but decided to transform them into another circular image....doughnuts!
I had so much fun with this, from stitching the "doughnuts" to adding sprinkles to the "o" in the title:
I wish the actual doughnuts had come out as good! I had trouble keeping the oil hot enough to bubble without burning the outside and so the inside did NOT cook enough. I guess we'll just have to try again!
I also finally had a chance to play with Echo Park's A Boy's Life line. I really love a good Boy collection :)
This was one of those, "I love every paper in this collection, how can I use them all at once" moments.
Well, I am off to to dig into that fabulous February Scrapbook Circle Kit. SMILE. Hope your weekend is fabulous!
♥ Rebecca
Supplies Used:
Jillibean Soup papers, alphas, stickers, Echo Park Papers, stickers, alphas, American Crafts Alphas, Bazzill cardstock, Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner, Therm O Web Zots, Therm O Web 3D Zots.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

MUST See

Oh my, you must see Scrapbook Circle's February Kit. It is called Remember This and this photo, while amazing, does not even do it justice...
I can not even wait to dig into this. Oh and Scrapbook Circle is offering an AMAZING add on this month...
I snapped one up today! There are limited quantities so run over and pick one up--you will ♥ it!
♥ Rebecca

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Make it Sunday and a Giveaway at Elle's Studio

If you follow the Elle's Studio blog, you know they are doing a fun weekly feature called Make it Sunday where  previous design team members share projects made with current Elle's Studio products. The best part? Each week they give away the products that were used! And the really best part? This week, I got a chance to be featured!! I LOVED my time designing with Elle's Studio and still use their products all the time. I made this layout:
I used five different Elle's Studio tags or cards. I used a couple of Daily 3x4 Tags and an Only Stripe...
several Tidbits and a Pennant...
As you can probably tell, I had so much fun working with the new Elle's Studio products! And the best part is they are giving away a pack of each of the tags and cards I used on this layout. So run over to the Elle's Studio Blog and comment there for a chance to win!
Good Luck!
♥ Rebecca

Monday, January 16, 2012

Introducing Imaginisce's Sole Sisters!

I am so very excited for the release week of Imaginisce's new line Sole Sisters especially because my first Imaginisce projects as a Design Team Member are on the blog today! (Still absolutely thrilled to even be uttering those words!!)  Anyways....I made a couple of layouts and a card using this adorable new line:
Isn't the mix of houndstooth and polka dots adorable?! The chipboard purse and other items are too cute! I added some i rock bling to go along with the polka dots...
More dots, purses and bling here too. I love that the i rock can heat set the bling to chipboard, paper and fabric flowers too...
I hand cut the big heart and tied twine around to attach the little purse...
For my card, I focused on the die cuts, again added i rock bling, twine and some Coredinations Tim Holtz Kraft Core...
Go on over to the Imaginisce blog today and all week to see all the Design Team projects and comment there for a chance to win this fabulous collection. Have a great week!
♥Rebecca

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hello Mid January...

What happened to the first half of January? Seriously? I thought we all agreed time needed to slow down a bit! Getting back into the swing of things after a long break is always hard though. Been busy getting started with Imaginisce goodies and CHA projects for Ruby Rock-It. I so wish I were going to meet some of the awesome friends I've made online, but it just isnt in the cards this time. I do still have plenty of things to share though! Today I posted a Valentine's Project on the Therm O Web blog.
I used 5 different Therm O Web adhesives on here, lots of Crate Paper and some other random goodies. When we were packing Christmas away, I realized I don't have a Valentine's box of decorations and decided it was about time to remedy that! I look forward to making several more fun decorations and definitely a wreath for the front door. And speaking of love...
This layout was my Scrapbook Circle lift this month, you can see the original layout I lifted HERE.
Finally, I have decided on my word for 2012. Last year was the first year I chose one and I decided I would only do it if a word chose me. And the word I couldn't get out of my head is:
All those things I've started, projects, ideas, motivations, I want this to be the year I complete them.
Stop by tomorrow here and at the Imaginisce blog to see my first Imaginisce projects--so excited!
♥ Rebecca


Thursday, January 5, 2012

Scrapbook Circle--6 and counting....

I know I have told you how much I love Scrapbook Circle kits before, right? Perfect mix of paper and product, perfect mix of different collections and companies... I've also mentioned that a TON is included in each month's kit? Well this month's kit You+Me is no exception. I have made 6 layouts and one card so far and I am not done with it yet! Here is the most recent layout I made:
Everything is from the kit except the cardstock and Thickers. And this little goodies section at the bottom exemplifies what I mean when I say LOTS of fun stuff comes in the kit:

Die cuts from My Mind's Eye, a doily, layered stickers, patterned papers... If you haven't spent any time over at the Scrapbook Circle Blog, you should definitely check it out. There are always fun challenges and great prizes being offered. Right now there is a card sketch challenge HERE. If you enter by January 18th at 9pm you will be in the running for a 15$ GC to the Scrapbook Circle store! Here is the sketch:
and here is my take (my first card of the year!):
Everything on the card is from the You+Me kit except the Tim Holtz Kraft Coredinations cardstock--LOVE that stuff!
Have a great night!
♥Rebecca


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Sketch and A Tape Runner

I have a little secret....I am not really that into sketches. I know, GASP, COUGH, AAAK. But for me part of the fun is figuring out what goes where, the design for me is a problem solving element that I enjoy. But whenever I can I like to play around with Julie Bonner's monthly sketch on the Jillibean Soup blog. I really like Julie's sketches and feel like that work well with my style. Here is her sketch from last month:
And here is my take on the sketch:
Everything here except the cardstock is Jillibean Soup. I ♥ this Hearty Barley line! This layout is up on the Therm O Web blog today where I am also espousing the wonderful qualities of the Therm O Web Tape Runner XL--

my GO-TO adhesive for layouts.
Have a great night!
♥Rebecca

Monday, January 2, 2012

A Winner, A Layout, A Sneak Peek

Should we pick a winner of my Big Giveaway first? Sure, why not! The winning comment is:


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Blogger lynda said...
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the big winner! Lynda--please email me (the link is in my profile at the left) your address and I will send your goodies right out to you!

Now for the layout, I adore Scrapbook Circle's January Kit You+Me and have already made 5 layouts with it. 
Everything you see here is from the kit, I only added the American Crafts Thickers for "good" in the title. And let me just say, during winter break, those good days were few and far between! The You+Me kit is currently available, so go over and check out all the goodies included HERE.

In other news, GCD Studios has previewed a new line designed by non other than Ms. Heidi Sonboul, DT Coordinator extraordinaire! I could tell you how gorgeous the colors are, how fresh and trendy the patterns are, but really you have to see it, so...


Doesn't it just make you smile? The full line will be revealed on the GCD Studios blog on January 6th so come check it out!
Have a great week!
♥ Rebecca

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

If you're looking for my big end of the year give away please go HERE. Today is the LAST day to enter to win and the box has gotten bigger and more full as I am trying to make room for new collections and projects so PLEASE go over and enter to win!

 I can not even believe we are at the end of the year already! How does so much happen in a single year and yet it feels like it goes by in the blink of an eye? I love having a year in review post to look back on so, I hope you'll humor me here--there will probably be more than a top 10 because I always have a hard time narrowing it down! Let's talk numbers first. It looks like this year I made a total of about 228 layouts and 86 cards. I blogged 90 times. I took about 3000 pictures. WOW! But narrow it down, I must...so...
In January 2011 I was so excited to become a member of Scrapbook Circle's Design Team and I was doubly thrilled at the end of this year to make it on the team for another term.
This layout was from the Harvest Festival kit (November's kit). Also this year I was honored to be a member of Elle's Studio Design team. I love Elle's tags and journaling spots especially since I do a lot of handwritten journaling. This layout combined my favorite Elle's Studio products with one of my recent favorite Crate Paper lines and was both a tutorial on Elle's Studio blog and a winner on the Crate Paper blog!
This was also the year I joined the GCD Studios team and what an amazing ride that has been! This was one of the layouts I submitted to get on the team and it remains one of my favorite layouts of all time:
This year I was lucky enough to be member of the MyStampBOX design team and I was thrilled to join the Therm O Web design team. I am officially a Zots addict and I used a ton of them on this layout:
 I was so excited to have several layouts published this year in the Scrapbook Trends and Create publications and this year marked the first time MY picture showed up in publication:
 I also continued to design for my local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Barn and loved this American Crafts collection they let me play with:
I also got to be a member of the Best Creation Inc. design team.
And to finish the year off with a bang I was over the top, crazy and insanely excited to be chosen as a member of the 2012 Imaginisce Design Team:
 I am also so excited to be a member of the Ruby Rock-It team this year and I have a few Ruby Rock-It layouts that are absolute favorites but I have to be very hush hush right now, so just keep your eye on the Ruby Rock-It blog this year!
And how about a few more that are just plain favorites? A few Echo Park layouts...

 And how about some Jillibean Soup...
and a favorite card or two?

And a favorite photo or two?


And with that, I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy, productive, creative and wonderful new year!
♥Rebecca