Monday, October 26, 2009

Home again, home again!

Hey, everyone! I'm back from Connecticut and really had such a great time, all of the ladies were so friendly and welcoming! It was about a 2 1/2 hour drive for me and a gorgeous one. You wouldn't believe the view on the Taconic Parkway. This is exactly what it looked like, I'm not kidding you! The trees were in full peak and the colors were amazing.
Thank you to everyone at Lasting Memories for a wonderful experience! Next time (I hope I can come back!), I plan to stay longer, crop and make a whole weekend out of it. We did quite a few techniques on our pages, including machine stitching....yes, gotta have the stitching! I would be one of those croppers bringing my sewing machine. :) Here are some of the fun ladies working on adding the details...And a huge thank you to Nancy for all her help while I was there!
I have just a FEW of each kit left and wanted to offer them to my blogger friends! So, if you see anything you like here, just shoot me an e-mail at and let me know which kit you are interested in.

Pink Paislee Layout kit (2 left) - $35 includes shipping - US only please. Includes:
2 sheets of cardstock, red and grey
Twilight Postcards paper
Twilight Eclipse paper
Twilight Horizon paper
Amber Road Autumn Blossom paper
Amber Road Apple Cider paper
Mistletoe North Pole paper
Mistletoe Reindeer Games paper
Black Expressions glitter alphas
Red Expressions glitter alphas
Mistletoe Borderline stickers
Amber Road stamp set
Mistletoe stamp set
Mistletoe brads
Twine, floss, ribbon, patterns and instructions for 4 layouts.

(Here are the pages we made with this kit.)This was Kati's first candycane! She sat and quietly devoured the entire thing while we were putting up the tree one year. She looked like she was enjoying every little piece!
These photos were taken on our 10th anniversary. Hubby took me out for the day and Kati came along. I adore these pics and snapped them while they were checking out a water fountain together. I created tags on this page and made my own ribbon flower.
This one has a tag also that lifts up also and journaling is underneath. This was Kati last year, she was a witch and then at the last minute found a crown and decided to be a princess, so I'm glad to capture these photos before she changed. Can you tell she was putting a spell on me? ha
(paint, mist and Twilight stamp set not included)

Pink Paislee Christmas Card kit: (4 left) -$30 includes shipping - US only please. Includes:
Pink Paislee's Mistletoe line: 6 double-sided papers
Mistletoe Punchout die cuts
Mistletoe stamp set
Mistletoe brads
Mistletoe canvas patches
Mistletoe rub ons
Black Expressions glitter alpha set
Blue Expressions glitter alpha set
Twine, ribbons, patterns and instructions for these 4 cards. (You can make MANY more cards with this kit, lots of extra here.)

Pink Paislee Amber Road - Thankful mini album kit: (3 left) - $20 includes shipping - U.S. only please. Includes:
Amber Road line: 6 double-sided papers
Amber Road stamp set
Amber Road brads
Amber Road Punchout die cuts
Pearls, ribbon/fabric, button, floss, transparency page
Directions and photos to create mini album, along with tutorial on fabric covered buttons. (12 pages front and back)
And last but not least..
Pink Paislee Twilight kit: (3 left) - $18 includes shipping - U.S. only please. Includes:
Twilight Horizon paper
Twilight Eclipse paper
Twilight Postcards paper
Twilight stamp set
Twilight die cuts
Green Expressions glitter alpha
Ribbons, floss, pins, and candy for treat bags
White card base/envelope
Directions for 3 treat bags and Frankenstein card, although with the Postcards in the kit, you can make 12 treat bags.Sorry for the massive post today! I'll be back soon! Please e-mail me at: if you are interested in any of these kits!

UPDATE: The layout kits and the mini album kits have sold out. I still have a couple of the Christmas card kits and a couple of the Twilight kits. Thanks so much for your interest!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I'm off!

Well~ I'm off to my classes tomorrow! If you live or are going to be near Danbury, CT this weekend, please stop by and say hello. I'll be at the Danbury Plaza with Lasting Memories teaching 4 Pink Paislee classes ~ 2 on Friday night and 2 on Saturday. I'm excited for a little bit of a get-away! Hope to see you!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Congrats goes to....

I have randomly chosen a winner for the Pencil Lines give-away.....

Diana said...

So, so CUTE!! Love Frank! :)

October 16, 2009 8:59 PM

Congrats, Diana! And a huge thank you to everyone for leaving such sweet comments for me!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Pencil Lines blog hop!

Welcome to Pencil Lines' Pass the Parcel blog hop! Happy birthday to Pencil Lines, they are 3 years old! If you want to start at the beginning, please go to Pencil Lines to get started. I have a couple of cards to show you... and a give-away at the end for one lucky winner!This card was created with Pink Paislee's Twilight line of papers, clear stickers (cut the spiders from it) and Expressions chipboard letters , also a Tattered Angels chipboard piece sprayed with Graphite Glimmer Mist. Pearls are K&Co. and ribbon is by Morex. This is a tri-fold card made with Eclipse paper and a scalloped edge from the Horizon paper.
And I made this little Halloween "Frank" card awhile ago, but wasn't sure if I'd share it or not. ha My friend Linda talked me into it, so here it is. Just for you, Linda! :) I used Pink Paislee's Twilight line for this one as well... and can't forget a little bit of hand stitching.
To create the raised portions of his face (eyebrows and nose), I just cut strips of paper and folded them in the center. I used brads for his eyes and scalloped paper for his hair.
Leave a comment by Sunday 12pm EST for your chance to win the prize pack shown below! I've included 2 packs of Pink Paislee's canvas patches, one pack of rub ons, 3 letter sticker sheets, some Tattered Angels embossed chipboard and some of my favorite ribbons, Making Memories buttons and brads.
Next, please go directly to my sweet, talented friend DENA's blog! Have fun hopping!

Label Tulip kits are up!

The Label Tulip Fall Festival kits are up for sale today, and you won't want to miss these super fun kits this month!! Very colorful with new Sassafras Lass and Crate paper goodies! Also, I'm thrilled that my first card kit is up for sale too! When you buy the add-on kit called "Card Festival" you will get instructions and patterns for these 4 cards:
(These hearts are cut out of the Creative Cafe felt flowers.)
Grab a CARD KIT here!
And these are a couple of things I made with the main kit. The Piles page was created for a challenge where we were to pick a technique out of the Label Tulip "Tips and Techniques forum" and try it! I tried Julie's "stamping with a toilet paper tube" idea. Love how it fills up the extra spaces on the page! If you haven't seen Julie's work, you need to~ she is flipping amazing! Go here to Balzer Designs!
And last, but not least a card made for a lift challenge of "Mette" over at Label Tulip!
Stop by to see the whole gallery. Such inspiration there! And be sure to come back later today for the Pencil Lines blog hop!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Trick or Treat, You're So Sweet!

For Dream Street this month, our assignment was to work with the Superstition line by Tracy Whitney. I adore Halloween and the excitement of it all, so I had fun coming up with an altered project with this line! I decided to make a lollipop arrangement...
I found a wooden box from the craft store, covered it in paper and topped the edge with some of the Superstition chipboard. Then added a "trick or treat" rub on to the edge. To help all the goodies stand up, I put a good size piece of floral foam in the bottom that you would find in the floral department of the craft store. I covered the top with webbing to hide the foam and then just popped up the chipboard pieces with bamboo skewers attached the back of the pieces. They easily poke down into the foam!
To create the little lollipop creatures:
1. Spider - Cut a circle from the patterned paper about 2 1/2 inches around. Distress edges. Punch 2 small circles in the lower body of the spider to slide lollipop through. Add chipboard photo corners for legs with glue dots adhered to the back of the body. Lastly, punch hole in the chipboard tag and tie it onto the lollipop with a bit of twine.
2. Ghost - Cut a ghost shape from patterned paper. Punch 2 small circles from black paper for the eyes. Punch 2 small holes near bottom of ghost to insert the lollipop stick. Cut "beware" strip from patterned paper and attach to bottom of ghost. Add chipboard piece to ghost.
You can just poke these little guys into the foam and they are a cute addition. Or you can make the lollipop creatures just how they are to hand out to the children at school! Thanks for visiting today!