Monday, March 30, 2009

Bad Girls April Kit --Scrapbooking Tutorial -- Shredded Paper Flower

I had a tremendous amount of fun playing with the April Bad Girls Kit. The pattern papers and embellishments in this month's kit are simply delicious and I tried to use them in inventive ways on my layouts. In this tutorial I demonstrate how to make a shredded paper flower using some of the kits American Craft paper. Do not worry if you do not have AC paper -- just use whatever is in your stash. 

After you are done using your shredder to make flower embellishments and destroy old 2008 documents you may want to consider some other uses. Check out some of the possibilities HERE.

Big hugs and smiles to ya,

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bad Girls APRIL Kit!!!!!

Thought you might wanna see some sneak peeks of the April kit. This month's kit was lots of fun and so amazingly scrumptious! A scrapper's delight!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bad Girls Kit -- Project 52

It's Spring Time -- Let's Make a Birdhouse!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Papertrunk goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Friday!!!!!
This is a quick post. I just wanted to share the two pages that I created today. I love lazy Friday afternoons when I have the chance to do a little scrappin'. I used my Papertrunk goodies and the flower technique that I shared last week. 

Hope you have a great weekend.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Just something to think about

So I wandered onto a new little web site called SOULPANCAKE. It just launched a few days ago and  it is Rainn Wilson's (an actor on the OFFICE) project. He presents what he calls questions to "chew on." On Wednesday, he asked if parents should perpetuate the tooth fairy myth [lie] with their kids. There is a company that has an authentication kit that parents can leave behind to "really really" convince their kiddies. But should they? 

I know my hubby and I have basically stopped the tooth fairy madness -- mainly because my kid stopped loosing his teeth. DUH! But the real deal is that he figured it all out. On more than one occasion we forgot to slip some money under his pillow. On the last big slip-up, he asked what happened, "Mom," he said "why didn't the tooth fairy take my tooth."  I told him the tooth fairy was really busy the night before and would come the next night. He gave me that suspicious look. The next night, his daddy slipped a twenty under his pillow. I know.....I know....a twenty???!!! But we felt so guilty and he knew it. The jig was up. The next day my son asked me "Is daddy the tooth fairy?"  My response, "why do you ask?" The look on his face was priceless. He knew. I mean, he KNEW. And he knew I knew he knew.  Yet, he didn't want to ruin it. I could see in his eyes that he didn't want to mess up a good thing. He wanted to get more money. So, he said "just asking," and walked away. That was it.  I don't think he lost any additional teeth after that. HMMMM??? Funny. 

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A new page and another flower tutorial

Thought I would share a page that I recently created. I have also included a tutorial on how to create another paper flower. Yes, I know, another paper flower. Although in this case there is a lot of versatility with this technique. On the page above I used the flower as a sun and I have also seen it used as a snowflake. You may also notice that the layout in the vid is different than the one posted here on the blog. Well....UH.....UH......that's because after looking at it in the vid I decided it was not done. It needed a little more this and that. So I played with it some more while waiting for the vid to load. Have you ever done that? Worked on a layout and put it aside only to discover that it was not "done." Of course, "done" or "finished" is so relative and subjective. I think [I THINK] I am now satisfied with the layout and can put it away. It was fun to create and that is what counts.

View the TUTORIAL HERE<<<<<<<<<

Give this new technique a try and let me know how it goes. I really love reading your comments.


Sunday, March 1, 2009

BAD GIRL show and tell!!!!!!!!!!!!

OHHH so i had so much fun creating layouts with the BAD GIRLS March KIT!!!! There was so much goodness and plenty of yumminess for lots of layering!!!!

Thanks for stopping by,