Sunday, May 30, 2010

June Snobby Sneaks!

June's Snobby Walrus kit, Dirty Martini, is packed full of some great stuff, including a mini-album, some Tim Holtz crackle-goodness, and some Hambly and G45...perfect for Father's Day! :)

Go check out the BLOG for a peek of the kit's goodies, and here are a couple of peeks of my kit projects:






Stay tuned for the reveal June 1st!!! You won't want to miss seeing what the other FABULOUS designers have done with this kit!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More First Midnight Run...

I'm sorry for neglecting you, poor blog, but to make up for it, here are the rest of my May Midnight Rooster layouts! :)



LOVE the dark chocolate buttons in this kit, and had fun misting the lolly flowers with Marshmallow glimmer mist, and the doily (swoon!) with Key Lime Shimmerz paint:





Used up lots of scraps by punching out shapes from the gorgeous Cosmo and Sass paper I had left over:



I have used this October Afternoon Fireflies paper SO much lately and I could still use a couple more sheets of it! :)



The color, deckle-edges, and distressed brown lines of the Prima packaging in the kit worked great as accents and a journaling block.



These frayed, pinked-edge flowers were so quick and easy using the FAB fabric in the kit:



So, if you haven't already, go check out Midnight Rooster's debut kit HERE.

The BLOG also debuted this week, with some great inspiration and a sketch challenge hosted by the lovely Jing-Jing Nickel.

Go participate, and keep your eyes peeled next week, when it's MY turn to host the MR blog! :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

More Snobby Creations!

Time to share more projects I created with the truly unique and vintage-FABULOUS Snobby Walrus debut kit, Puddle Jumping!

I used more INCREDIBLE 7 Gypsies paper on this layout, along with some great stuff from Marks and Glitz:





I also created this one-of-a-kind mini album using vintage postcards from the kit...my daughters LOVED the handwritten sentiments on the cards, so I left them exposed, and rimmed the first photo in the album with Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type:






And finally, here's one of my favorite recent layouts...I adore the photos of my grandparents (taken by Wendy Anderson Photography):





I transferred the Glitz rub-ons to a Hambly clear overlay scrap, to create accents...I also got messy with crackle paint, Spring Rain mist, and cream paint to create some fun looks on this page.

So...if you are a vintage-lover who wants a truly unique kit with authentic vintage touches each month, along with a monthly art medium and lots of goodies from companies like Prima, 7 Gypsies, and Hambly, then check out
Snobby Walrus!

Friday, May 7, 2010

First Midnight Run!

It's really, truly, finally that time...time for Midnight Rooster's kit-club and website debut!



The first kit is called First Midnight Run, and is available HERE!

Both the kit and the add-on kit feature EXCLUSIVE products like this rooster stamp:



and this handmade fabric banner and custom-stitched bingo card:



Awesome, am I right!?!

Now for some of my designs with this incredible kit!

This first layout is all about receiving my first MR kit in the mail:



Yes, I dork-ily self-timered to get this jumping shot of me with the kit! ;)



Check out that darling rooster stamp! It's designed by Michele from Purple Onion Designs...the rubber is deeply-etched and such great quality...here I stamped it with Versamark ink on kraft.



The doilies in this kit are soft and luscious and GORGEOUS!! Can't get enough of them! Here, I spritzed them with Lemon Maya Mist...I rubbed some mist on the Jenni Bowlin buttons too!



This second layout showcases a lot of the kit papers...I used pleating, rolling, border punches, and gorgeous trim to create this happy little rainbow:



I detailed the little girl image with copics and smooch inks, and added a tiny vintage flower from my stash.

Ok, one more layout for now, and I'll show you more later! (so this is isn't the longest image-heavy post ever, hehe)

This third layout showcases the AMAZING handmade banner in the kit. I used it to create a beachy-sun accent for my page:



Lastly, here's a teeny peek of my mini-album...I used the fabric from the kit, along with a little batting, stitching, and the packaging from the Jenni Bowlin buttons, to create the album cover for this:



I'll share more later, but for now, RUN to the new Midnight Rooster website to see more of my work along with the other designers: Charity, Emily, Jill, Jing-Jing, Kirsty, Michelle, and Wendy. And stayed tuned for some great challenges, sketches, and other Midnight Rooster fun coming up!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ella Ellaments

Ok, you all will probably be shocked and surprised to hear this news, hehe,
cause I DEFINITELY was, but...*drumroll*...
I am the May Cover Girl over at Ella Publishing's E-zine,

Scrapbook Ellaments!

This ezine and website is fabulous, if you didn't already know ;), so make sure to go check out this month's issue.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Rooster Sneaks!



It's FINALLY time for a few sneak-peeks of the first ever Midnight Rooster kit!
And I'm telling you, you WANT this kit, LOL!



As you can tell, I *MIGHT* be slightly obsessed with the images from the October Afternoon Fireflies paper!



Keep your eyes peeled for the Midnight Rooster website and kit reveal, coming up THIS FRIDAY! And if you head over to the BLOG, you can enter to win the first ever exclusive MR stamp, designed by Michele from Purple Onion Designs. We'll be giving away one each day this week, along with some fun DT spotlights and introductions each day...come join us!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Puddle Jumping Debut!

I'm so happy to share my first project created with the debut Snobby Walrus Paper Crafts kit, Puddle Jumping!



This kit has a GREAT mix of fresh spring products, like the Sassafras and American Crafts shown here, combined with awesome vintage touches like Prima lace and antique buttons. Plus, I'm in LOVE with this fleur-de-lis 7G paper!



The handmade flower was created with the leftover paper strip (that lists the manufacturer, etc)...I folded it in half lengthwise, pleated it into a flower, sprinkled it with chunky glitter, and misted it lots with the Spring Rain mist that comes with the kit:



I'll be showing more Snobby Walrus creations throughout the week, so please come on back soon! :)