Sunday, April 24, 2011

April Magazine is Up!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter with family and friends! I just wanted to let you know that the April issue at Scrapbook News and Review is published and ready to inspire! For those of you who don't know, Scrapbook News and Review is an online magazine that provides inspiration for scrapbooking, card making and mixed media. You will find inspirational examples as well as tutorials, product reviews and sketches! This is my first big month to contribute to the magazine! I have 7 layouts and 3 cards scattered throughout! I would love it if you went and checked it out!

No matter what your style is, there is something for you at SNR!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Enjoy Life!

Good morning everyone!! Today is going to be a GREAT day!! Can you tell I am excited?! My daughter Kristin came home from college last night for Easter weekend and my oldest daughter, Courtney is flying in early this morning! This is the first time Courtney has visited us here in Texas (we have been here almost 8 months now!) and it is the first time I will have all 4 of my kids staying in the house together for nearly 2 years!! We have a lot of great things planned for this weekend starting with the Ranger's  game tonight! 

But, now on to business!! It is Friday which means we have another challenge for you at Frosted Designs! Our challenge this week is to include a bird and/or butterfly on your card, layout or project! How perfect is that this time of year?! I love all things spring and I really love listening to the birds sing!

Here is the layout I created....

This picture was taken at Myra's 40th birthday party. That is Myra and her husband Scott with me and my husband. I know that they are hard to see in the photo but there are birds all over that patterned background paper and there is another bird sitting in the tree on the right side of the layout. And of course, the layout would not be complete with a butterfly added! 

Supplies used:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye, Die Cuts with a View
Transparency: My Mind's Eye
Border: GCD Studio
Flowers: Prima
Brads: The Paper Studio
Ink: Quick Quotes
Crackle Accents: Ranger
Other: Envelope, buttons, twine, felt

Thanks for stopping by today! Be sure to link up your project at Frosted Designs for a chance to win this prize....

It is filled with Lily Bee papers and embellishments!! Our very own Debbie hand picked and donated this kit! So... you know it is full of yummy goodness!!

Oh... before I forget, I wanted to let all of you know that Frosted Designs is having it's very first Online Crop May 6-8 in honor of National Scrapbook Day! Be sure to join us for fun, games, challenges and quick scraps! There will be all kinds of prizes you can win!!        Feel free to grab the button and share the news! The more we have playing along, the more fun we will have!
I hope all of you have a blessed Easter holiday with your families and friends!
barb  :)

Friday, April 8, 2011


Hello everyone! I hope where you live you are enjoying some nice spring weather! I know we are here in Texas! And since I was in a Spring mood, I decided to make a Spring LO! Our new challenge is up at Frosted Designs and we are asking you to add brads to your cards, layouts and projects! Our design team has done an amazing job... you are going to want to check their work out! You can get there by clicking HERE!

Here is my LO....

This picture was taken during a family outing at the zoo. It is hard to believe that my oldest is now 21 and the baby (Lauren) just turned 9!! Where does the time go?!!

Our sponsor this week is Imaginisce and we are giving away an i-top tool. I love mine and wanted to show you what you can do with it. In this LO I used it to make the brads for the centers on my flowers! I love that I can put the cute little fox or bitty bee on the brads by using my coordinating paper!!

I also want to say thanks to the lovely ladies at Stuck On U Sketches for giving me a great sketch to use! It has been a long time since I have had time to play along so I was pretty excited when  I saw that their sketch was just what I needed for this LO! And after visiting my friend Leah's blog, I found a new challenge site... Whimsical Wednesdays! Their challenge is to do a spring LO with a bug or critter! I hope the butterfly qualifies but if it doesn't I am sure the bee does!! And... Paper Issues wants to see our Spring projects so I am submitting this to Paper Issues as well!

I hope you have time to stop by Frosted Designs to see what our gals did for you. Even better, I hope you have time to play along and submit a project! You could win an i-top!

Now... I need to get the house ready! We are celebrating Lauren's 9th birthday tonight! She is having some friends over and then we are going to the American Girl Doll Store. After that we are coming back here for some crafts and then we will call it a night!! Have a happy, creative weekend!
barb  :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

White River Gardens

Wow... it has been so long since I have posted! Sorry about that! And I won't be back this weekend because I am getting ready to take off for Las Vegas to go to the Country Music Awards! So... this post will be short! BUT... I know you all would like to see my important purchase this week that will be going with me.....

How fun are those boots?! My husband really spoiled me with those! But now... on to business! Frosted Designs has a new challenge up and you are sure to love it! I know I did!!  heehee!! We are asking you to add BLING to your card, layout or project! Seriously, could we make it any easier to play along?! Here is my layout....

Sorry for the glare on the photos. Our sponsor this week is Imaginisce! I used the Enchanted papers from their collection and I used the i-rock for the blinging flourish behind my butterfly! Soooo... guess what our prize is this week.... You guessed it!! The i-rock!! Now that is a prize worth playing for! Be sure to link up your prize at Frosted Designs for a chance to win!!

Have a great weekend!!
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