Monthly Archives: January 2013

smiles & flurries

It’s cold outside and there are flurries in the air. I’m so thankful to have it as I love the beautiful freshness of winter. Might as well have some snow if it’s going to be cold, right?

The other day my daughter and I were enjoying the snow and she was kind enough to give into my nagging and allow me to shoot some photos before she left for school.

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Today I’m back in the CLASSroom sharing this layout, and details on how it’s created. I hope you’ll stop by and join me!

Have a creative weekend!

Seasons Givings Blog Hop

Happy 2013!

Welcome to the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!  This hop is going to be a little bit different, in the fact that every single person on the list below, is giving something away.  All you need to do, is go to their blog, and leave a comment.  Really, really easy.  Now grab a cup of coffee, or tea, or maybe some hot chocolate, whatever your favorite is, and start hopping.

Here is to starting off the year 2013 in a fun way!

Part of starting the new year off well for me was to start it by getting back into the crafting mood. It’s been wonderful preparing for, and celebrating Christmas with my family but I’m excited to change gears and start creating.

I’ve spent a few days trying to get the craft room back in order after some CHA marathon creating. It always feels so much better to find a place for everything. So here’s a card I put together using some leftovers and bits and pieces I found while cleaning up.

It’s always fun to create a card by just layering things together. The black, pink, yellow and green colour scheme comes from the Crate Paper patterned paper.

I created my own custom accent using a butterfly chipboard piece. Instead of painting or inking it, I coloured the chipboard using a Black Copic Marker and then applying a coat of Ranger Crackle Accents on it. I love the shiny crackled look once it dries.


So onto the Seasons Givings part of this post. I have a few goodies to share with one lucky winner…

Up for grabs...SEI and MLS letter sticker packages, Basic Grey Layered Stickers Pops, 7 Gypsies Numero Clear Stamp Set, Jenni Bowlin Mini Bingo Cards, Maya Road Kraft Die Cut Butterflies, Maya Road Antique Pearl Center Flowers, Maya Road Ruffle Blossoms, Maya Road Velvet Point Blossoms and I’ve found a few extra goodies to add in after this photo was taken

Anyone interested? Simply leave a comment on this blog post before 11 pm EST on Friday January 4th and I’ll randomly draw one lucky winner from the comments. I’d love to hear your creative aspirations or what you projects or techniques you plan on creating in 2013. Good luck!

As you know, there are TONS of other giveaways in this blog hop so get clicking and commenting…

Paper Crafts magazine

Kelly Marie Alvarez/Lawn Fawn

Unity Design Team

Avocado Arts

GinaK Designs

Latisha Yoast

Lee Murphy

Laurie Schmidlin

AJ Otto

Michelle Woerner

Jocelyn Olson

Cindy Lawrence

Amy Tsuruta

Jessie Rone

Karen Baker

Lori Tecler

Jodi Collins

Kim Kesti

Tosha Leyendekker

Lisa Henke

Tonya Dirk

Ann Cox

Jimmi Mayo

Cristal (Pinky) Hobbs

Vera W. Yates

Jennifer Gallacher

Emily Leiphart

Lori Craig

Melody Rupple

Kim Hughes/Paper Smooches

Lynnette Kauffman

Beate Johns

Ashley Marcu

Becky Olsen

Jessica Diedrich

Alice Wertz

Joanne Basile

Carolyn King

Teri Anderson

Isha Gupta

Melissa Mann

Lydia Fiedler

Beth Pingry

Jaclyn Miller

Glenda Wyatt

Julia Stainton – *you are here*

Angie Blom

Sharon Harnist

Karolyn Loncon

Julie Overby

Tenia Nelson

Keri Sereika

Wishing you a fabulous creative year!