Thursday, April 23, 2015

What do you have planned for NSD... and a giveaway!!!

 I have some AWESOME plans lined up with SpiegelMomScraps and the Southern Gals!

There is going to be a sketch challenge, a scavenger hunt, and more!!!
The grand prize is AWESOME!! And boy I wish I could win this myself!!! HA!!! So you go out and win this for me!! Or for you and I will watch you scrap and maybe just go get it for myself and scrap with you ;)! Use code NSD 15 for a special discount at SpiegelMomScraps!

Here is a How To video I did today WITH A GIVEAWAY!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April 2015 Pep Rally featuring Happy Everything!

Welcome to the Pep Rally!!  You should have just come from Cassandra's Blog, if you haven't been on the hop today you can start here then follow the lineup at the end of the post, ENJOY!!

This month was Clique Kit's birthday... they are ONE YEAR OLD!!! Fantastic! I have been a member since their very first kit and that is exciting for ME!!! I love being a part of Clique Kits, it's not just the kits, it's the support of the whole community. Our Facebook group is a fantastic place of inspiration and encouragement. This month's challenge was:

Celebration Month! This April, Clique Kits is celebrating our 1 year Anniversary. We are so excited that we have been able to share our passion for scrapbooking and build such a supportive international community. Show us a celebration of any kind for this month's Pep Rally- it could be a birthday, anniversary, wedding, reunion, or just an everyday can either show us in a layout, make a card for any celebration, or  show us how you use your supplies for party decor-the sky's the limit! Even if you don't have anything celebration themed to scrap this month- feel free to share in the body of your post something you are celebrating in the month of April. 

This layout uses the kit, add ons from the kit (I had to have them all... almost this month) and two sheets of kraft cardstock and some gold Thickers, and some black and white heart washi from my stash. I rarely do a two page layout, but felt this had to be two pages. I love LOVE the touches of Webster's pages Vellum, I feel like there are such awesome touches of unexpected with the kits. I love those clay rainbows, I was determined to use them on a layout. The watercolor cardstock stickers are SO PRETTY and I outlined them with a Sakura Gel Pen to make them stand out a bit more. This layout is all about how I really started knitting this fall and decided to make all the Christmas gifts I wanted to give with my knitting. I think that is celebrating in two ways... celebrating a new hobby and Christmas! 

Everything in this kit just makes me smile! I love the content!! Those little pineapples with the hearts made me SMILE!! (Yes even made me want to use them!) Have fun seeing what everyone else has made. I am using "Everything is Awesome" as the soundtrack to this month's blog hop! Have fun!!!
Next Stop, Carolina!

APRIL 2015 Line-Up
Clique Kits
Nicole M.
Kim A.
Sarah M*
Cassandra C.*
Charity D.
Carolina S.
Sandy G.*
Kat B.
Mariah H.

* Design Team Members on Kit Duty

Monday, April 20, 2015

I'm back... up and RUNNING!

The last couple of weeks have been really awkward, Macseen (my senior Macbook Pro) has been very sick. In the last year she has gotten a new harddrive, a new battery, new memory and finally a new charger. She has been up and down and up and down, and now finally seems to be doing well. It's been awkward trying to update everything on a borrowed machine, sometimes while I'm typing on the borrowed machine it would just skip over and start typing into a sentence that was finished. I'm not sure that makes sense, but I'm pretty sure it's just hand/finger placement but it made trying to blog VERY difficult. I've made a couple of videos and yesterday I went ahead and uploaded and released a video of my Clique Kit Agenda 2.0 kit. I've also gotten some happy mail that I'm going to be sharing with you and I'm so excited to let you know I have a giveaway coming up, so stay tuned!

Here's that Agenda video, it's a very quick on as so many people have already filmed this paper collection... it's AMAZING and I'm loving having a fancier planner... anyone want to see what I came from and what I've got going on now?

Love and hugs!!


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Making a boring note SWEET thanks to SpiegelMomScraps

I needed to leave a note about dinner for DH this morning, and I decided to "Cute it up!"

Check it out in the video!

Here is a still shot!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Massive Haul... April Clique Kits Kit and etc...


I have been eagerly awaiting the one year anniversary kit from Clique Kits, and I was not disappointed, I also got in my awesome Webster's Pages Planner and my Agenda kit which sold out but I had asked them not to ship it until my planner came in. This is a huge haul and I can't wait to get back into town to play with it all!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Create*Craft*Share Youtube Hop March 2015

Welcome to the Create*Craft* Share Youtube Hop Hosted by the awesome Madge Gillen! You should be arriving from Jennifer's stop and if you are just stopping by here today, BE SURE to hop along!

I am so excited to be a part of this youtube hop this month! I love making and watching craft videos, that's where I have learned so many techniques and how to use so many tools that just had me stumped! Our theme this month was to "alter something" and I've really been into altering books lately, I had this great kit that I won at a crop from C'est Magnifique Kits and awesome products from SpeigelMomScraps (use code Charity10 at SpeigelMOMScraps for a discount on your order). My favorite book to alter is those Reader's Digest condensed books you can find at most thrift stores, but really any book that is a size you think you will like works fine. I really love how this turned out and hope that if you try altering a book that you send me a link so I can check out your work too!

And here's a still shot of my altered book.

Here is the hop lineup for you... Please to enjoy!

*** This is ME***Charity -***

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thank you for Everything

I'm LOVING my new stamps! I used products form SpeigelMomScraps and the Giving Tree set of stamps that I just got from Neat and Tangled. Here is the making of the card:

Items from SpeigelMomScraps include:



More Green Sequins

If you use code Charity10 at SpeigelMomScraps you get 10% off your purchase!

I loved making this shaker card, so excited I had those leaf dies to use with it... any leaves will do.