Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Princess

Best Creation has teamed up with Epiphany Crafts!  I got to play with the Epiphany Crafts Button Studio and it was SO much fun!  It's a great little tool that lets you create custom buttons for your projects!  I used the Button Studio along with the Best Creation Glitter cardstock to create the centers for the flowers on my layout. 

I had a great time making another pink, girly, sparkly layout for my little girl using the gorgeous and fun "Ballerina Princess" line from Best Creation.  And see that background paper?  That's the basic glitter cardstock!  LOVE that stuff!!!

And, see that butterfly?  That's made from a Nestibilities Shapeabilities Butterfly die!  (Thanks, Vicki!!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I'll be back in a day, or two to share what else I've been up to!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Best Creation Blog Hop!!

It is Hip Hop time again!  So, grab your Bunny Ears and come on a fun hop with us to learn lots of incredible techniques to use all those fun punches that you have!

Our first stop on the Hop is our talented Jodi Wilton- so if you didn't start there, please go to her blog and start at the beginning.   As your are being inspired, be sure and pick up the mystery letters on each ladies' blog as you go to spell our mystery word! Send this "mystery word" to for a chance to win our grand prize and leave comments on our facebook and all of the design team for 2 more chances to win your choice of a pack of glittery goodness.

Nicole Wise-- You're Here!!

Today, I have made a very simple and easy flower using a corner punch that is part of a Martha Stewart "Punch Around the Page" set.  I used the "Scallop 3 Dot" one, but you can really do these with any fancy corner punch!

Here's a photo of the finished card! 
This is the END of our Best Creation Blog Hop!  Stop by the Best Creation Blog and be sure to leave a comment there!  Hopefully you have stopped along every blog along the way and have collected all of your mystery letters. 

My mystery letter to complete the phrase is "!" 

Now, email your completed mystery phrase to to enter for a chance to WIN!

You can also be entered to win if you've left comments on each blog along the way, and if you post on Best Creations Facebook page!  Prizes include Ballerina Princess and Robot Paper Packs!!!  Good luck!

Thank you SO much for stopping by- I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and the Best Creation Blog Hop!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

I {heart} Robots!!

Best Creation's newest release is a fabulously fun boy line called "Robots."  It's full of bright colors and fun patterns and don't forget the great texture and glittler that always comes on Best Creation's products!  There's also chipboard and TWO sticker sheets to go with it!

We are featuring not only our Robot line, but also some PageMaps sketches from Becky Fleck.  You can see what the other design team members did on the Best Creation blog today.  Here's mine!

The PageMaps sketch:

And, my layout to go with it!

Aren't those papers FUN!?!  I picked this sketch just because I knew I could show a lot of the Robot Papers with it! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Come back soon!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

First day of Kindergarten!

Scrappin' Sports & More has a FABULOUS new line of school papers and I had so much fun making my first layout with them!  They go from preschool all the way through senior year and the colors and designs are wonderful!

I decided to start with Kindergarten and scrap my son's first day.  It seems like just yesterday, but he's already almost done with 1st grade!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Come back soon!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Best Creation and Clear Scraps- A winning Combination!

Best Creation and Clear Scraps have teamed up this month and the Best Creation Design Team created some fabulous products!  Check them out HERE!

For my project, I was given some Clear Scraps "Small Shapes" to work with and I created a door hanger for my daughter's bedroom that featured the new Best Creation Ballerina line and a Scalloped Circle from Clear Scraps.

First, I ran the piece of acrylic through my die cut machine with a CuttleBug embossing folder to create the dots and then I inked it with some pink ink from Clearsnap.  Then I layered some Best Creation Glitter Cardstock and Ballerina papers.  Then, I used some white embossing powder and ink on some chipboard letters for her initials and ahered them with some Helmar Craft Glue (seriously AMAZING stuff!!!).  Then, I added a few stickers from the Ballerina collection, punched a hole at the top and added the ribbon and bow.  She LOVES it and proudly displays it on her bedroom door!

Close up:

And here's the whole thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope to be back soon with more projects to share!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wholly Scrappin' in April

This is my last assignment for Wholly Scrap!  I can't believe my six months are up already!  Denise gave me some papers this time that were a true challenge for me, but I am so happy with how the layouts turned out!

The first paper was a big clock...what to do, what to do?  After a few decisions and a few changes of my mind, I decided to actually do a layout about myself.  I very rarely do that, but was excited to have good photos of my "day job" as a band conductor, and I wanted to use them.  This is from when I was the guest contuctor at the Southern Maine Music Festival a few weeks ago.  It was an INCREDIBLE experience and I was so honored to be a part of it.  The bottom photo flips over to reveal some hidden journaling about what a meaningful experience it was to have my colleagues entrust me with their best students.  Truly amazing!

This one was a paper put out by Creative Imaginations.  The subject to scrap was an easy one to figure out, but the acutal use of the paper was tricky.  I really liked the end result, though!  I really wasn't comfortable displaying my son's vital information (full name, date and place of birth, etc.), so I decided to cover up that part of the paper and make a title block out of it.  I used my cricut for the main title and loved how the Stamped Cartridge perfectly complimented the style and theme of the paper.  I also really liked the area to put my journaling.  It was kind of fun to write it as a "witness statement" rather than just journaling.  My son, however, was horrified that I was not only going to scrap these photos, but hang them in a store and post them online!  Oh, the torturous life of a scrapper's kid!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you get a chance to stop by Wholly Scrap! in North Hampton, NH, you definitley should!  They are getting in fabulous new papers and products all the time!

And, I want to thank the ladies at Wholly Scrap!, especially Kim and Denise, for having me on the team this term!  It's been a blast and I hope to do it again sometime!

Thanks, again, for stopping by!