Saturday, May 12, 2012

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop Time!

I am so excited to be participating in the Scrapbook Steals blog hop with a handful of super-talented crafty ladies!! If you are not familiar with, they are THE best place to buy an amazing variety of scrapbooking supplies at discounted prices. Trust me, once you start stealing, you won't be able to stop! If you are hopping along today, make sure you started back on the blog and followed the list from there. You should have arrived here from Brett's blog

I absolutely love the steal that we got to work with today! It is the My Mind's Eye, Journal Card Kit. They're great because they can be used for so much more then just journaling. As soon as I had the cards laid out on my desk in front of me, I got this image in my head of a quilt. Of course quite often things look better in my head then they do in reality! I decided to give it a shot anyway.

Once I picked out the photo of my mischievous little monkey hiding in her toy bin, I knew that I needed to use pink thread. Then it came time to pick my paper, which is always the hardest part for me. I decided to go with my MME Fine & Dandy kit (courtesy of ScrapbookSteals of course!) as soon as I spotted the hot pink paper and trim. I also had a little help with a sketch design from (love them!).

Aside from my sewing machine and I getting into a disagreement, I had a lot of fun making this layout and  I'm pretty happy with the finished product! I decided not to add too many embellishments because I love the way the journal cards stand out on their own. I did cut out a few images from some of the cards and stuck them on with dimensional adhesives.  

Thanks for playing along and visiting my blog! Remember to visit all the wonderful ladies in the hop for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate to All you have to do is leave a comment on each of the 8 blogs no later then midnight on Sunday May 13th. 

And just because I love to give stuff away (and have too much in my stash!) I'll be doing a little give-away of my own! To be entered into my personal blog give-away you need become a follower of my blog and leave a comment telling me a unique way you would use journaling cards! Please leave one comment only by Monday night, May 14th, at midnight. I'll pick a winner on Tuesday. This is what the winner will receive:

That's 4 sets of adorable KI puffies and 2 packages of clear Zapdots dimensional adhesives. Pretty sweet right? I think so :)

Now on with the hop! Your next stop is the crazy talented Erin Colby. Tell her I said hi! 

Here is a hop list so you don't get lost!

4. Brett Quinton ~ Your previous stop!
5. Chloe Salerno ~ That's me!
6. Erin Colby ~ Your next stop!

Friday, May 11, 2012

I'm back!

Wow!! It's been a really long time since my last post!  I keep telling myself I need to blog more.. if I could just find the time. I went for a few months without doing any crafting and I missed it like crazy. As soon as I started again, thanks to a get together with some wonderful scrappy friends, I just didn't want to stop.

I did a couple of LO's for the NSD challenges over on the blog. I wish I'd had enough time to do all 4 challenges, but just had too much going on. Here are the 2 I did complete:

Challenge 1 was the Mid-Week-Mojo sketch, Turquoise #1:

I finally broke open my Studio Calico Classic Calico collection for this one! 

Challenge 2 was called Turn Back Time; scrap a photo of your young self: 

I thought Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe was perfect for this vintage photo of myself.

In other news, I'm a bit excited because this Saturday I'm participating in my very first blog hop! The hop is being hosted by and starts at 11:00am EST / 9:00am MST. Hope you come play along! I may just do a little give-away of my own :)