Saturday, June 27, 2009

My little fashionistas!

Playing with some Graphic 45 today. I love the warm rich colors in these papers. The accents along the strip below the pictures are American Crafts Fabric Covered chipboard pieces!! They are really fun! I just picked a couple of random pictures of the girls to put onto this layout. I have any number of pictures to choose from that would fit this title!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I couldn't wait to get these new house dies from the June Quickutz release so that I could scrap pictures of our first house. When dh and I got married, he moved into my townhouse with me. We had been looking for houses casually for about a year and then I found this one and I just loved it! We were so lucky to get it and lived there for six years. I brought both of my baby girls home to this house and there were a lot of "firsts" here. I put the numbers onto the Quickutz mailbox to show our house number.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Garden Girl

I created this layout using papers from the KI Memories Bloom collection. I also added some glitter rub-ons from the collection as well. I really broke out the Quickutz dies for this project! For awhile now, I have been admiring another scrapper who has an amazing talent for combining lots of different Quickutz dies together onto one layout. I decided I wanted to try some of her techniques on this layout. I have to say it was fun pulling out so many dies and using them all together. It does take a lot more time, but I love playing with my Quickutz so I just considered it a labor of love :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"Anna" Montana

I have had this Hannah Montana paper forever and I have been dying to use it to scrap some of the photos from Anna Kate's Hannah Montana birthday party last year. I also used various sizes of the Quickutz Nesting Stars cut out of DCWV glitter cardstock to embellish the layout. The stars are so perfect for the Pop Star theme! I wanted the look of the Spotlight font but I needed a much smaller size so I used the Quickutz Merry font from the 2007 Holiday Gift Set and added stickles onto the letters.
The picture is of Anna Kate dressed up with her Hannah Montana wig on and a Hannah Montana t-shirt to greet the other girls as they arrived. Isn't the wig just too funny! Each girl got to pick her own Hannah Montana shirt to wear during the party and to take home with her as part of her favor. It was a great party and hopefully I will get a chance to scrap party pics later on.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Week of Scrapping!

After being at the beach all last week, I am way over due for some quality scrapping time! Vacation Bible School couldn't have come at a better time. The girls are thoroughly enjoying themselves from 9-12 while I come home to a nice, quiet house and scrap away. Of course my list of home projects is a mile long, but I just can't help but to take advantage of this rare scrapping opportunity.

Here is a layout I started before we left for the beach but completed today. I used the QK Champagne Bottle and Glasses from the May release plus the little hearts at the top are from the Rev Love Birds die also from the May release as well as the Scalloped Nesting ovals. The font for the title is QK Nutmeg. I love this alpha!! I used silver vellum for the champagne glasses and ran the cuts through my Xyron so you wouldn't see any adhesive. I also used gold paper for the top of the champagne bottle and added a little chalking to give it a more realistic look. I just had to make "pink" champagne for this girlie layout, too.

These pictures are from my SIL's Bridesmaids luncheon. We had Thai food at Surin 280 for something fun and different. And of course, we added Mimosa's for some extra fun!

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

ShopDiscover Experience

Discover Card was the very first credit card I ever had. I continue to enjoy the perks of being a Discover Card member. I recently began taking advantage of Discover Card's ShopDiscover Program and learned how easy it is to gain even more cash back rewards plus enjoy a quick and easy shopping experience right from the comfort of my own home. The list of stores available in the ShopDiscover program is enormous - there is truly something for everyone. I have more fun just looking through the list of all the stores available for me to shop. They are well-known reliable stores that I shop from anyway. And now Discover pays me to continue shopping at my favorite spots.

I even took advantage of a 10% cash back offer with Shutterfly!! You just can't beat that! As a mother of two children, I am constantly behind the camera snapping pictures as fast as I can. These are precious memories to me and when I order prints, I want good quality prints for a reasonable price so I sent my pictures to Shutterfly. I also ordered one of their hardback photo books that you can create online. Then because of Discover's ShopDiscover program, I got 10% cash back when I paid with Discover.

In these tough economic times, I am pinching pennies everywhere I can and Discover really understands that and is working with its customers to provide the best opportunities possible! I am writing this blog post as a part of a great promotion from Discover Card to try to better understand their customers ShopDiscover experiences. Thanks Discover!!