Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Here's a LO I did using the "Everyday" collection from American Crafts, as well as their cardstock and their Thickers.
Here's a simple card using the same collection:
My sweet boy is 6 years old!! I can't believe how fast it's going! Here's a LO that uses some Pink Paislee Amber Road and the journaling tells of some of the things he loves at Six!
Posted by Nicole at 7:50 PM
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I can't wait to see your creations!!
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Monday, December 7, 2009
On the 7th Day of Christmas, you will learn how to make this Scalloped Circle Ornament! It's super easy and a great gift! But, you should make a few of them, because you will want a few for your own tree, as well! Visit the AWDML DT Blog for a tutorial on how to make it!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
"Just Chilling Out" is based on this month's sketch by Lucy Chesna for My Sketch World. I am so proud to be on her DT! She just posted the DT call for the next term on the forum. Pop over and check it out!
**A quick note- The papers for this LO were a gift from my good scrappy friend, Kristi! They were perfect for this project! Thank you, Kristi!!!!
I was super excited to be asked by Becky Fleck, owner of PageMaps, to create a card as a sample for her December Card Sketches! She sent me the sketch, and here is the card I came up with! You can see the rest of the sketches and projects for the month HERE.
Be sure to check back for some of the FUN stuff that is going on at A Walk Down Memory Lane, too!! I am looking forward to sharing those projects with you!!
Have a great day!!!
Posted by Nicole at 5:45 PM
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I was able to use more goodies from the I am a Scrapaholic November Kit to make this Layout and I love how it came out. Most of the paper is from the Bo Bunny Kitchen Spice collection.
Thanks again to Lynn and the girls at IAAS for inviting me to be this month's visiting therapist! If joining a Kit Club is on your Christmas list, or if you want to just buy one kit, I insist that you check out Lynn's kits! They are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!
Have a great day!!
Posted by Nicole at 9:35 AM
Thursday, November 19, 2009
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Sunday, November 15, 2009
I was so excited that I got to work with this GORGEOUS Bo Bunny Flutter Butter! It took me a long time to cut into it because it is so darn pretty, but I am really glad that I did!
And this LO was done with this month's featured manufacturer: PINK PAISLEE! I loved working with this Spring Fling line and have used darn near every scrap of it! I especially loved the sheet of die cuts where the large bracket frame came from!
The FIRST Missing Tooth:This card also shows some more Spring Fling paper and die-cuts and these super cute Prima Felt flowers! Love 'em!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
As an example for the color challenge, I made this Accordion Fold Card that was inspired by one I found one day while surfing the internet looking for fun ideas. I can't remember where I saw it, but the design idea definitely stuck with me! I used the Dream Street Sam Papers. And, I made a quick and easy tutorial on how to make this card. Just click HERE to see it.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Make it a GREAT day!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
In this layout I used the kit and my daughter's 2nd grade school photos. I used one of the Maya Road journaling cards to mat the wallet sized photo and cut the flowers out of one of the papers to create the embellie cluster. To create the title, I inked the chipboard letters from the kit and heat embossed them with clear powder. I also added some Stickles!
I want to thank Lynn at IAAS for this opportunity! And, I would encourage any scrapper to look into her kits! They are a great value, especially if you do a subscription!! You can check them out on her homepage--> HERE
Thanks for stopping by!!
Posted by Nicole at 4:11 PM
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Here is my Flirty Fella on the day of his birthday party! I was inspired to make the tree by a card tutorial that my friend Scarlett Salomone did. Isn't it cute?! And, the sketch, by the lovely Lucy Chesna is the November 1st sketch at MY SKETCH WORLD!!
Ahhh...my girls!! This is getting to be a famous photo of Lucy, Suzann and I during our all too short visit this summer. We had an absolute blast and I can't wait to do it again! I think that this gorgeous paper, and the sketch by Becky Fleck did the photo justice. :)
This cute and simple card was made with Pink Paislee's Spring Fling line and a set of Just Rite Stamps. These stamps are super cute and I am having a great time learning to use them!
Posted by Nicole at 5:00 AM
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Back the job at hand....IT'S SNEAK PEEK DAY for A Walk Down Memory Lane! Tomorrow is the big reveal and I can't wait. In the meantime, here is a little sneak of this month's featured manufacturer!
Be sure to check out the rest of the AWDML DT's Blogs for their sneak peek, too!!
See you back here tomorrow for the full reveal!! Have a great (and safe) Halloween!!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I posted a few of them in my Oct. 15th reveal, but here is the one I made with the tutorial:
This was inspired by a similar one by Dawn Griffith. Enjoy and be sure to share your treat bag so I can see!!
Posted by Nicole at 8:10 AM
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
But, it IS the 15th of the month, so I get to share with you what I have been working on for A Walk Down Memory Lane! This month's featured manufacturer is Imaginisce and you can get any of their products for 15%off until the end of the month in the AWDML store!
My American Girl: This LO features the GORGEOUS Bo Bunny Delilah line! I had a great time cutting out those flowers from a sheet of one of the patterned papers and shaping them to have all of the dimension. And, I had lots of fun with the Cinnamon Stickles, too!! This LO was also inspired by a sketch by Helen Croft.
My Wise Guy: For this LO I got to play with the new line from Dream Street called "Sam." This line is SO fun and is very versatile for fall layouts, boy layouts...anything! And, I used my sketch that I shared on the AWDML DT Blog.
I hope you have enjoyed my "big" reveal! But, the fun doesn't stop here!! Make sure to stop by the other Design Team Members' blogs for more scrappy goodness. And, check out the AWDML Design Team blog for a look at everything!
Posted by Nicole at 8:20 AM
Thursday, October 1, 2009
The featured manufacturer this month at A Walk Down Memory Lane is Imaginisce!! I had a GREAT time working with their Teacher's Pet line!! It worked GREAT for those back to school photos and for cards for the teachers. The papers are versatile enough that they can be used for LO's that aren't about schoool, too!!
Don't forget that the featured manufacturer is always 15% off at AWDML, too!!
This first layout showcases the Imaginisce papers, and also the October 1st Sketch at My Sketch World (by the lovely and talented Lucy Chesna). My baby started Kindergarten this year. It's amazing how I could be so excited and happy, and so sad all at the same time...
And, here's my cutie pie!! This paper can do non-school layouts, too! And, this is based on another sketch by the lovely Lucy Chesna.
Posted by Nicole at 7:58 PM
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Here's a lookie.....
And, while I have your attention, be sure to stop by the AWDML Forum on Saturday Oct. 3rd to Celebrate World Card Day with us!! Challenges will be posted HERE on Saturday morning and you will have until Monday night to complete and upload your cards! It's going to be a great time, so be sure to stop by!!
See you tomorrow!! ;)
Posted by Nicole at 7:00 AM
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Last night we had a great time having a "One Hour Sketch Challenge" at My Sketch World. It was a total blast!! Cheryl posted one of Lucy's sketches at 9:00pm and we had one hour to complete the LO and 20 minutes to upload it to the gallery! What a great time!! Here is the layout that I did!If you missed it, don't worry, we will be having them about once a month. Just hop over to the forum and see when October's will be!
Posted by Nicole at 9:56 AM
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This month I have been working with Little Yellow Bicycle (this month's featured manufacturer at AWDML) and some Scenic Route Garden Grove. It's been a blast and here's what I have been up to!
This LO is a little different for me, but I think that a simple layout on Kraft Cardstock is just what this photo needed.
This LO shows my daughter patiently waiting for the bus on her first day of 2nd grade. It seems like she is getting too big, too fast!! The butterfly was made from a template by Helen at http://www.scrap-a-little.com/.
Waiting to Fly:
Here's another card that does not open the traditional way. It was inspired by Dawn Griffith on one of her fabulous YouTube videos. Looooove it! When you untie the ribbon, you pull the triangles to open the card and it becomes rectangle in shape. Check out this image in the AWDML gallery and in the product description, I have included a photo of how it looks open.
My kids have been BEGGING for us to start giving them allowances. So, we decided that each week when they get their allowance, they need to put at least one dollar into "save" but it's up to them if they want to put the remaining two in "spend" (like for impromptu trips to the Dollar Store) or "save" for that one item they are saving for.
Posted by Nicole at 3:49 PM
Sunday, September 13, 2009
This is a time of year when my family seems super busy, so we have to pare down and get back to the basics. School comes first and everything else is a nice bonus. So, this week, I want you to pare down your Layout and get back to the basics. That's right.....your challenge is to do a page with NO EMBELLISHMENTS!!!! Just photos and journaling. Some of my favorite layouts are the ones that are the simplest!
Here's one I did about my son that features this month's featured manufacturer at A Walk Down Memory Lane, Little Yellow Bicycle:
I love how this page came out and everytime I tried to add something else, it just didn't seem right. And then I realized, it just didn't NEED anything else.
So, go for it and make a Layout that gets back to the basics of Photos and Journaling, and share it with us in the AWDML Gallery!!
I can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Posted by Nicole at 8:15 AM
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
This is a great time to check out the clearance section, the Little Yellow Bicycle (Sept. featured manufacturer so it's 15% off all month!) and the new stuff that Lisa is adding to the store each day! There is so much to check out!!!
Posted by Nicole at 9:26 PM
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
And, I get to share with you the work that I have been doing for A Walk Down Memory Lane!
The first layout is based on a wonderful sketch by the amazing Lucy Chesna. And, it's the featured layout sketch at My Sketch World! Swing by and check it out! This layout also features the Scenic Route Garden Grove line. You will definitely see more of this line from me soon! The funky flower on this layout was inspired by something I saw on the http://www.scrap-a-little/ blog.
This next layout features my sweet girl on her 7th birthday! I can't believe she is 7 already!! And, the paper here is by Little Yellow Bicycle (who just so happens to be the featured manufacturer at A Walk Down Memory Lane this month!). This paper works perfectly with my photos and, you can get all Little Yellow Bicycle goodies for 15% off for the whole month of September!! This LO also has a cool flower that I made with my Nestabilities Scallop Circle Die!
What's up Doc is another Layout featuring Little Yellow Bicycle. This time, it's the Traveler line. And, I also used a great sketch by the lovely Sarah Eclavea!
This is a fun (and easy) card that was very difficult to take a photo of that shows how it opens! As you may know, I have been challenging myself to make cards that do not open in the "traditional" way. This one unfolds sort of accordian style and the middle part flips over as you open it to reveal the second part of the sentiment. I used LYB Traveler on this, too!
Posted by Nicole at 9:47 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2009
And, you should definitely check out the blogs of the other AWDML DT members to see their sneaks, too!!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Check this one out! It looks like a "regular" card, but rather than open the traditional way, the top swings open (thanks to a brad) and it reveals your message underneath! Give it a try and share it with us in the AWDML Gallery.
Here is the card closed:
And, this is how it opens! Cute, huh?!
Posted by Nicole at 8:55 AM