Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year!

...Well, almost! Do you have any plans for New Year's Eve? We usually just stay home because of the girls, have friends over, or what not, but this year I think is going to be a quiet one for us!

Speaking of new years and new beginnings, I'm so excited for Rebecca Cross, the owner of Create My Keepsake who has announced that she has sold CMK to Lisa Tilmon, and is starting her own manufacturing company called Pink Paislee! Rebecca is so very talented and I just adore her style...I'm sad to see her leaving CMK, but paired with Holly McCaig, I'm positive they will be successful in their endeavors! Can't wait to see their new lines debuting at Winter CHA this year! And a big congrats to Lisa as well! I've known Lisa for some time now, and she is definitely the person who can take CMK over, making it just as successful, warm, and fun as it was before! So please check out her first club kit for January 2008 here. These are few things I created with this kit!

One day Kati lined up all the Spongebobs
and had them marching across the coffeetable, how cute!
Enjoy card (love these buttons by Love, Elsie!)4 You Gift Bag
Wish card
UR Groovy Baby! card
Happy New Year to you and stay safe!! ~Danielle~

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Publishing news...

Thought I would pop in and share something of mine that was in the newest issue of Paper Crafts, Feb. 2008! There are 3 cards in this issue of mine, but we are only allowed to post one. So go get this issue! I'm so excited that the editor at Paper Crafts Magazine has asked me to make a few projects for their "Crafting with Kids" issue as well! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed your family time...I can't believe 2008 is almost here! How time flies! ~Danielle~

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Santa Claus is comin' to town...

Only a few days 'til Santa comes! Yesss! I'm so happy just to be done with my shopping and wrapping, now I can enjoy the next few days with my girls! I meant to check in sooner and post some things, but time slipped away from me..such a busy time of year. Yesterday I made little white chocolate snowmen for Taylor's class wrapped in snowman cellophane and tied with little ribbons. I'll take a pic in the morning if I remember! Here are some things I have been working on for Inspire Me Card Kits:

My Snow Angels (my 2 girls a few days ago enjoying the snow..I still need to add my journaling..oops! Please click on the photos to see them larger.)
More projects for IMCK:
And here are the cards for Treasured Scrapbooking's December card kit featuring Basic Grey- Figgy Pudding papers. The patterns for the snowflake and mitten are included in the kit. There are only 3 left! Get one while they last!
Thank you for stopping in today! If I don't post again before the big day, I wish you a Merry Christmas!!! Hugs, Danielle

Friday, December 14, 2007

Walkin' in a winter wonderland...

Here are a few things I've been working on lately as well!
To/From tag made with the Basic Grey papers and North Pole stamps and kit from Right At Home Scrapbooking..

Joy card made with Love Elsie paper, Melissa Frances star, and Cherry Arte rub ons.
Made this one for my scrappy friend, Tina, with her package of goodies!
Another one made with the Nov. kit at Inspire Me Card Kits..I'll be back tomorrow with my cards from Treasured Scrapbooking!! Gotta get the wee ones to bed! ~Danielle~

Monday, December 10, 2007

It's getting closer...

to the holidays! Are you ready? Me, well, not really...I have MOST of my shopping done, but not all. Just haven't felt up to going out in the 20 degree weather lately and fighting the crowds to finish it up! Bah-humbug! ha No...actually I am looking forward to Christmas day, seeing the faces of my children light up when they see the goodies under the tree.. and Santa's cookie crumbs left on the plate! Kati is getting older now (2 1/2), so she will be able to enjoy it this year too! There is one BIG goody that they don't know they are getting and so not expecting! It will be fun!Well, I have been busy making Christmas cards and it just tortures me to have to hold my work back...I love to share something right when I make it! But unfortunately I can't share these cards until the 15th, so I thought I'd post a little sneak peek for you of my next kit at Treasured Scrapbooking. These papers by Basic Grey are one of my fave color combinations for the fun to work with! Thanks for visiting me, have a great night! ~Danielle~

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Take a peeky...

at one of my cards for Right At Home Scrapbooking's December card kit! This was my first kit for them, and Lisa, the owner, helped me put together a gorgeous kit full of beautiful papers, trims and lots of extra goodies!! If you haven't decided yet that you need this kit..well let me reassure DO! It is simply stunning. It comes with full directions for 5 cards, but if you didn't want to use it for cards, the papers are 12x12, so you can very well use it for your pages and projects. There is also an example card made with 2 scalloped chipboard pieces (in kit) that could be easily turned into a mini album for all your holiday photos! You will surely get your money's worth from this one! Click here to see the chipboard card/mini album.
And here is one more project for Inspire Me Card Kits. I used the rub ons in the Nov. kit to create this ornament!

1. Cut a circle from a transparency the size of the ornament (approximately).
2. Adhere "magic" circle rub on to middle of transparency piece.
3. Roll up transparency and insert into glass ornament (available at any craft store this time of year). It will automatically pop open inside ornament.
4. Pour in a bit of glitter for the snow. I used "Diamond Dust" from AC Moore.
5. Adhere snowflake rub on from kit to front of glass ornament.
6. Tie ribbon on top and attach brad to middle. (ribbon not in kit, but brad is)Thanks for stopping by! Hope your holiday shopping is coming along..only 18 more shopping days! ~Danielle~

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Got snow?

We received some snow yesterday and had a snow day from school, unfortunately we couldn't go out and enjoy it, as it was sleeting and all iced over! But we enjoyed a nice relaxing day anyhow together. The kiddos are back to school today. Have you received any snow yet?

I did manage to do a little card making here and there! The first card is for
Sketch This: Cards #34. All paper and rub ons are Fancy Pants (my favorite!!) and the chipboard panel is by Rhonna Farrer (thanks for the goodies, Rae, you know me so well!) The star is just a little tin star that I had in my stash for years and years. The green velvet ribbon is from Timeless Trims. If you need vintage trim, check there! They have excellent customer service as well!
This one was done for Inspire Me Card Kits. I can't get enough of this fun kit! What I love about these kits now is that there are 3 different lines included! Check them out before they are gone!Thanks for stopping by today! I really appreciate your nice comments!~Danielle~

Saturday, December 1, 2007

I'm bouncing... the walls today! Sooo excited with some good news I received yesterday...just can't share yet, but hopefully soon!! Something I can share, though, are my projects that I created for Create My Keepsake's December kit! The kits there are so fabulous that this one is sold out already! I loved the fun Kelly Panacci papers and yummy velvet letters that come with the bling already attached! Have a happy weekend everyone!~Danielle~