Friday, December 27, 2013

My Top Ten of 2013 Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Welcome to all of you newbies and all of you that stop by frequently.  I was thrilled to join the blog hop organized by Christine Meyer, showing off all of these talented designers 
Top 10 Projects of 2013!  You should have arrived here from the amazing Lisa Swift's blog.
Check out my Top 10 and at the end details on how to win my giveaway!
Then hop through the amazing list of designers and be inspired!  Again, seriously thrilled to be among all of these incredible designers!

Created for Scraptown Lady with gorgeous Authentinque Papers!
Echo Park's Beautiful Life, love this line!
Another created for Scraptown Lady  with Graphic 45!
Fun with Gelatos and Simple Stories, a challenge for Inspiration Elevator!
Love this card, created for a Love Notes theme and published in CARDS magazine!
Just a fun challenge from My Mind's Eye!
More My Mind's Eye, created for The Scrapbooking Studio!
Lots of fun with Pebbles Products with this sketch challenge from Liz Chidester for Practical Scrappers!
Love this one for Practical Scrappers, On Trend Nautical Theme!
And I think this one is my very favorite, created for 
Practical Scrappers On Trend with Pie Charts.  I just love the sweetness of the photo!
To win this collection pack of Fancy Pants Blissful Blizzard just become a follower here and leave a comment telling me which project of mine was your favorite. You have until December 31 at midnight to leave a comment!  Good Luck!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Taking just a moment on this busy, busy Christmas Eve morning to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas!  Enjoy!

I do believe Stella is the cutest reindeer ever.. I might be a bit biased though!

Friday, December 20, 2013

More fun with AC's Peppermint Express

Just a quick post to say Happy Friday and share a couple more projects with American Crafts Peppermint Express!
This is just a few extras from what I created with my goodies from The Scrapbooking Studio.

Have a great weekend and I hope you are all set for a
 Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sharing a couple of cards!

Love these lines from Pebbles..From Me to You and Front Porch!
I received both of these lines from 
The Scrapboooking Studio and couldn't wait to create!  Both lines have gorgeous papers and awesome embellishments! 
Love how these turned out..hoping for better photos as the day warms up!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your day!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Inspiration Elevator Reveal

You may recall that the purpose of the Inspiration Elevator challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to mature as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow. You can view all of the challenges at the Inspiration Elevator Blog.
We are thrilled to welcome guest artist Christy Riopel to Inspiration Elevator this month. You may recognize her work as she is a regular contributor/write for Canadian Scrapbooker magazine.  
December's challenge for us and for you comes from the uber prolific Laurel Seabrook. Here's the challenge she posed: 
My challenge for December. I love Christmas, everything about it. Decorating my house, making gifts, baking - I love it all. My challenge to you is what is Christmas to you? What is one thing that evokes special memories and truly brings out the Christmas spirit for you. It could be a decoration, photo, song, recipe. Perhaps it is a tradition that you did as a child and now your children do. Maybe it is in the 'special' dinnerware that comes out only at Christmas. Scrap it and tell us all about it. Now for those who don't celebrate Christmas, let's hear about a tradition that makes your celebration special.

Here is my take on the challenge...this is what Christmas is to me! My Christmas spirit is found in Alex's little people and this picture of Raini shares just how fun and special Christmas is for children. It's been a while since our kids were little and to see the wonder and surprise with little ones again is truly a blessing! Christmas through the eyes of children is magical.
Love this collection of Christmas papers and embellishments from American Crafts Peppermint Express!  
Would you like to see what the rest of our designers, and our guest designer, created with this challenge? Of course you would, so here are the links to each one's blog:
Guest designer: Christy Riopel
I hope you feel inspired to play along with our challenge this month, and when you do, please share it using the linky tool on our Inspiration Elevator blog and/or our Inspiration Elevator Facebook page. We'd LOVE to see what you made!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Echo Park's Reflections Christmas layout

Super quick post just to actually get my blog updated.  Lots and lots of creating going on and just so much to do with Christmas on it's way!  Any way, just a quick layout too with some left overs that I had from a card class with this collection...Echo Parks Reflections Christmas!  I love the colors of this line!

Enjoy your day and stay warm if you are here in the freezing Midwest!

Monday, December 9, 2013

New Design Team..Yay!

So thrilled to have made the Quick Quotes Design Team and to be working with this talented team.  So fun to be creating with Rhonda, Dana and Susie again!

2014 Quick Quotes Design Team!

We are so excited to announce our 2014 Quick Quotes Design Team!

To say that we were blown away by the talent and the wonderful applications submitted for our design team search would be a complete understatement. It took some time, but we have selected our team and feel very honored that they have accepted.

For those that may not have been accepted for the team this time, we want you to know that we reviewed every single application and project submitted. Thank you for sharing yourselves and your work with us, it is a pleasure meeting you!
Emails will be going out to some of our applicants to be Guest Designers in the near future, so watch your email!

Thank you for your love of our products and continued support of Quick Quotes. It's going to be a fantastic year!!!

The New
2014 Quick Quotes Design Team

 *Returning Designers

We are so honored to have these wonderfully talented and amazing crafters on our 2014 Design Team! Thank you for accepting our invitation to join our team. A warm welcome back to our returning 2013 Design Team members!

Please take a moment to visit these talented ladies blogs and give them a friendly Quick Quotes welcome!

In conclusion, we want to graciously thank the 2013 Design Team members who are moving on for all of their beautiful work and contributions. We wish them our very best as they continue on to other crafting adventures.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

November Publication in Scrapbook Trends

Just a quick post to share my November Publication in 
Scrapbook Trends!

A special thank you to Leah for always sharing her precious kiddos with me!
Have a great day today and stay warm!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Teresa Collin's Santa's List layouts

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend and enjoyed time with your family and friends!
I am sharing some layouts that I will be teaching in Pierre the middle of January with the gorgeous Teresa Collins Santa's List collection!  I will be teaching this at Scrappin Ladies so get signed up or let Lynne know if you would like a kit!

The class is January 11 and cost is $22.50...but you can order a kit through the store too!  $22.50 plus shipping~
605-224-1544 or!

Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!
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