Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Enter to Win a NEW Cosmo Cricket Kit!!!

In celebration of all the wonderful new products being released by our favorite manufacters this week, I'm doing a giveaway!!! (Be sure to send the link to friends who might want the chance to win a free kit too)

Cosmo Cricket has released 3 new collections! *insert squeal of delight here* Enter to win the kit of your choice. You can enter up to 3 times, here's how:

1. Leave a comment telling me which is your favorite of the new collections.

2. Leave a comment after you become a follower of this blog.

3. Leave a comment after you become a fan of our brand new Facebook page.

Material Girl "Filled with the tools of craftiness, antique sewing art and vintage designs, this line is sure to speak to the heart of any material girl."

Joy Ride "This line has everything you need for those summer road trip projects.... well, we aren't offering the kitchen sink, but you get the idea. If you're not planning a road trip, don't worry, Joy Ride is fun for parties, preschool and boy-life in general."

Garden Variety "Garden Variety is anything but your "garden variety." Here, the strawberries smile, the peas are friends and the chicks wear bonnets. What could make for happier projects?"

The winner will be selected at random on February 7, 2010.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Super Hero!

Michelle has shared another fabulous chipboard album creation of hers with us today! We are both loving this Junior line from American Crafts!!!

The cover of the album features Radical paper, a sticker accent and a title cut using the Cricut. I particularly like the ribbon tabs. In my opinion, a project can never have too much ribbon!

The super hero stickers are so fun! Every child runs around with a cape at some point or another, right? Ta-Da! and Rock On! paper are featured on these pages.

That "Pow!" sticker makes me chuckle. My boys are at the age where they want to pretend fight all the time (as are Michelle's). Guess I'll have to pull out the camera next time things come to blows! Yay! and You're Out! paper are two of my favorites from this collection.

This album is ready and waiting for pictures of little super heroes! This last layout features Apricot textured cardstock, Tag-You're It! and Ta-Da! paper.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Junior Photo Frame

While digging through some old memorabilia boxes I came across two of these old frames full of photos from high school. Since I'm 12 years removed from my high school days, I thought this was an especially good time to find a new use for these frames.

The new Junior line from American Crafts has been taunting me from across the room since the day it arrived in stock. Love it! It matches my boys' bedding perfectly--primary colors, cars & trucks theme--so it only made sense to create something they could display in their rooms.

I was hosting a crop at my house while I made this project. You all know what that means...I was doing a bit more talking than scrapbooking. :) The end result is cute, but I will do things differently with the second frame. First, I don't like the two blue blocks side-by-side. I didn't plan this project, I just began! Despite using a ton of chipboard and pop dots, I still had wanted a more 3-D effect. We'll see if I can execute that with the second project.

Supplies Used: American Crafts Junior Line (Radical paper, Yay! paper, You're Out! paper, Junior Buddy Accents Remarks Sticker Book), AC Denim textured cardstock, Basic Grey Lime Rickey chipboard accents, Basic Grey Lime Rickey glazed brad.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Seeing Stars Chipboard Album

Check out Michelle's super cute chipboard album featuring the Seeing Stars line from 3 Bugs in a Rug! Described as a "simple little album" by Michelle, this album is a quick project you could make in one evening to showcase pictures of your boys.

The 8" X 8" chipboard album from Scenic Route acts as the base for this project. Personally, I love chipboard and use it constantly. Chipboard allows me to use all of my craft supplies on hand--acrylic paint, ink pads, paper and fabric!

The pre-made embellishments--stickers, cardstock design board and die cut tags--help this album come together quickly. A few sheets of textured cardstock (DCWV cardstock was used for this project) and some ribbon are all that you need to complete this fun album.

P.s. ALL of the Seeing Stars products AND the chipboard album are currently on SALE at Delovely Scrapbooks!!!! Go ahead and grab some before it's all gone!

Thanks so much for sharing this album with us, Michelle. Can't wait to see what you create next!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Calling All Moms of BOYS!!!

Have you seen the Junior line from American Crafts? I love it! As the mother of two boys, I am always adding bright, primary colored scrapbooking goodies to my collection. This line is my current favorite. I have a fun home decor project floating around in my head that I plan to work on tomorrow night at a scrapbooking crop. I'll share with you all as soon as it's complete!

Can you ever have enough stripe patterned paper? American Crafts Radical Paper

8 Different sheets of cardstock stickers! Junior Buddy Accents Sticker Book

This patterne is perfect for any sports-themed layouts. American Crafts Tag-You're It Paper


my newest "team" member, Michelle!!! Michelle will be sharing some of her super cute projects here from time to time using various supplies from Delovely Scrapbooks.

I asked Michelle to write a brief introduction and I'm very impressed that she was able to write just 2 sentences. Maybe I just talk to much. Hmm.

"I'm a 28 year old stay at home mom who is a devoted twin mommy and proud police wife. I love to craft and create about, for and most importantly with my three guys!"

Michelle has already submitted her first project to share and I will be sure to post pics and details tomorrow!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Star Ornaments

My boys have a small Christmas tree that we let them decorate on their own. It has brightly colored lights and cheap-o plastic bulbs. Nothing fancy at all. Next year I want it to include a bunch of handmade ornaments--made by them and a handful made by yours truly.

I found these rustic, metal star ornaments at Michaels this year for $1.29 each. I grabbed 12 or 15 thinking I would decorate them and sell at craft fairs. Instead, I decided to cover a few for us.

This one is covered in Basic Grey Figgy Pudding paper that I had leftover from 2 years ago. The ornaments are only 5" X 5" or so which makes this a great project to use up some of that scrap paper stash that we ALL have on hand.

I used my Tombo Mono Adhesive (my favorite liquid adhesive) to attach the paper to each section of the star. I cut out the center embellishments from one of the scrap pieces of paper and attached them with glue dots.

This ornament is definitely going on the boys' tree. I used the super cute Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper pad. I can't wait to find time to make a few more of these for their tree. Fortunately, I placed the ornament box just inside the attic door (which is in my craft room) so I can easily add to our ornament stash throughout the year!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Holiday Mini Album

Yes, I know that we are approaching mid-January and I am still posting holiday projects. Better late than never, right? Frankly, I'm going to be working on my holidy projects throughout 2010 in an attempt to complete ALL of them this year!

Here's a quick mini album that I made using the Fancy Pants Bracket Book set. The finished album size is approximately 5" X 5". It's such a quick project (I made 2 of these in under an hour) so it's a perfect gift for the grandparents!

I used Folk Art Enamel paint to "ink" the edges of the album. All the patterned paper is from Scenic Route. I thought the paper was adorable, but needed just a little something extra. Stickles to the rescue! Glitter glue makes everything better.

I have just a couple of additional holiday projects that I will share over the next few days then I will focus on highlighting the newest product additions to my store: Basic Grey Origins and American Crafts Junior. Yay!