Thursday, April 29, 2010

May Kit!!!

here it is!!! the beautiful May kit!!!

when i received this kit in the mail i was so excited~ it looked like such a fun boy kit, but as i was playing i found a chipboard word "wish" and knew i could make a cute girly page, too!!! here is what i came up with....

and of course a fun boy page~ i could not decide which patterned paper to use so i layered and layered and came up with this~

this kit is so versatile, so make sure you grab yours before they all sell out... check out all of the design team work here
take care~

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Have you checked out the new lines at the store from My Mind's Eye and American Crafts??? LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Go out and have fun!!!

It's tax day!! Whether you've been stressing over how much you have to pay in or excited about how much you're getting back, it's all over now!! Today is the day!!

Perhaps you got a nice return and are splurging and buying that new camera you've been eyeing up!! Maybe your just thankful that it's all done!! I know I procrastinated this year and mine are in the mailbox to go right now!! What a relief!

Now get outside, celebrate and take some pictures!!

Here are some photo ops to take advantage of:

* portrait of pet
* kids upside down on monkey bars or jumping on a trampoline
* close up of flowers in full bloom
* couple sitting on a park bench
* bees sucking nectar from a flower
* child soaring high on a swing
* local wildlife, insects, birds
* ducks on a pond
* favorite outdoor plants
* children climing trees
* children holding an umbrella in a light rain

Now that you've taken the pictures, scrap them!! There are a ton of new products just in the store that would be perfect for these photos!!

Here is a layout I did of my kids on a tire swing. I just can't get enough action pictures of the kids on swings!!

Have a great day and happy snappin'!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

April's Guest Designer

Hi everyone, I'm Ilene Tell and I'm so happy and excited to be joining Scraptacular's talented DT for the month of April! I have been scrapbooking or about 5 years and I love everything about it. You can get to know me a little bit better by visiting my BLOG. Thank you Beth!

You can imagine how excited I was to get the wonderful April kit in the mail. The papers were absolutely adorable with bright and cheerful spring colors. I really loved the die-cut borders on several of the sheets. I love any pp that looks like a frame and this fit the bill. I also enjoyed the pre-made titles. Way to go MME with making things easy on us! LOL

Even though this line was super cute, it was a bit of a departure away from my usual somewhat distressed style. So I wanted to share another LO I made with the kit (yep - 4 LO's and a card, and still plenty left over to make several more LO's - the kit is PACKED!). This LO demonstrates that if you have bright happy papers but want to go for a more grungy/distressed look, it's very easy to alter them to fit your tastes. I used a color spray (you can use glimmer mist or anything else) to alter the look of these papers. This one is called, "The Littlest Birds Sing The Prettiest Songs". This one is of my DD when she was first born. In fact, I used my whole kit to just scrap pics of DD. I just couldn't help myself :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Easter Bunny??? I'd rather have BoBunny!!!

I know I keep gushing about all the new products at the It's Scraptacular, but everytime I go I discover something else and go home with more and more scrappy stuff (trust me...I really don't NEED any more scrappy stuff). My latest purchase has been the new BoBunny products. I believe they're both called "Roughin' It" and "Mamarazzi". I thought the camping theme of Roughin' It would be perfect for the pics I have from Cabela's. The colors in Mamarazzi are beautiful! Here are some of my latest creations!

Oh yeah...there are some awesome chipboard pieces that come with the Roughin' It line, also. SOOO CUTE!