Wednesday, February 27, 2013

MDS Blog Hop - Monster Hugs

It's time for the MDS Blog Hop!  I'm excited to join these talented ladies again! For today's hop, I want to share you with you a layout for a Disney album I've been working on.  We have been to Disney numerous times and for some reason I haven't scrapped my photos from our 2002 trip!!  Can you believe it??  I have some incredibly cute photos from that trip too!  Here is my layout:

There's really nothing fancy about this layout but I absolutely love these photos!!  I get teary eyed every time I look at them and am so happy to get them scrapbooked.  My son, who was 3 at the time LOVED all of the characters at Disney World.  He carried around his little autograph book and every time we passed a character, we HAD to wait in that line (no matter how long it was).  It was so cute when he ran up and hugged these guys from Monsters Inc.  He looked so tiny next to Mike and Sulley!

I am on a mission to complete this album and am having so much fun reminiscing along the way!!  Do you have any photos that are so special you're waiting to scrapbook them?  Or am I the only one that does that?!  lol!

Don't forget to follow along with the rest of the MDS Blog Hop by clicking on the links below:

Stampin' News:

Stampin' Up! is now offering an Online Stamping Class!  For $14.95, you'll learn innovative ideas to get the most out of your supplies (from stamps to the Big Shot) with clever tips and techniques.  Divided into six sections focused on a variety of topics, this class includes videos, step outs and supply lists for 30+ projects. You can purchase this new Online Stamping Class in my online store (#133385).  I can't wait to hear what you think!!  :)

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!!


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Friday, February 15, 2013

Stampin' Celebration *Sketch* Challenge!

Yep, you read that title right... Stampin' Celebration is now including a sketch with our Mid-Monthspiration!!  The Design Team is super excited about this and hope you'll play along with us!!  You now have TWO things to get you inspired to create - the Photo Inspiration on the 1st of each month and the Sketch Inspiration on the 15th of each month!!  Woo hoo!  So... here's our first Sketch for SCIC #63:

And here is my take on this sketch:

Products Used:
Stamps:  Love & Laughter
Ink: Island Indigo, Basic Gray (inside sentiment)
Paper:  Island Indigo, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Other:  Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (#129324)

My sister-in-law is getting married this year so I FINALLY had a reason to use the Love & Laughter Stamp Set!  It is sooo sweet!

I just love the stamps and sentiments in this set!  You can shop this and other products 24/7 in my online store!  :)

Don't forget that Sale-a-Bration is here!!  Now is the time to earn FREE products for every $50 you spend!!  Contact me if you have any questions about anything!!  :)

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!!


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

MDS Blog Hop!!

Eeeeek!  I was so excited when I was asked to be a Guest Blogger on the MDS Blog Hop!  My first reaction was -- I'm not worthy!!  What am I going to create?!  But, then my love of MDS and these amazing women {whose blogs I frequently stalk} took over and all was well.  lol!

When I found out that today's MDS Blog Hop theme was Valentine's/Love, I searched and searched through my photos.  I realized that I don't take many pictures on Valentine's Day.  So, tomorrow, it's ON!  My poor guys aren't going to be able to escape the mamarazzi this Valentine's Day!  (hee hee)

Stampin' Up! has so many fun, lovey-dovey downloads!  I used a mix of several downloads to create my layout:

For this page, I scrapbooked a photo of my sweet hubby.  I'll never forget our first Valentine's Day together.  I was in college at the University of Georgia and we had only been dating for about a month.  He drove 1 1/2 hours so he could cook dinner for me.  I walked in the kitchen and saw him pull a piece of notebook paper out of his back pocket - where his mom had written down the directions for him!!  I just thought it was the cutest thing ever.  :)  Neither one of us are good cooks to this day -- thank goodness for moms!  lol!

Here is a complete list of the downloads used for this layout:  My Valentine Supply List

What I was really excited about was the "xoxoxo" outline for the heart.  I used the freeform and "text on a path" features in MDS to create this effect.  I love how it turned out!  The video below shows how to create the heart shaped text:

I can't wait to see what the other ladies created for the Blog Hop!!  Make sure and follow along to their fabulous blogs by clicking the sneak peeks below!

Thanks for visiting!!  Have a wonderfully creative day! :)


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Monday, February 11, 2013

Field Day Fun Scrapbook Layout

Just a quick post to share a couple of scrapbook pages I created last week.  The MDS site challenged us to make layouts using a "divided page".  I knew this would be great for events where I have lots of pictures to scrap.  I chose photos from my son's Field Day at school last year.

With two boys, I don't use a lot of purple.... but how could I resist with those shirts?! (Which, by the way, were ALL tie-dyed by yours truly...)

I had a lot of fun creating this and loved getting so many photos on each page.  I will save this layout and use it again for other events - that's the beauty of digital scrapbooking!  So easy to duplicate!

Some of the fun elements on this page are from the Lemonade Stand Disc.  This disc is only available during Sale-a-Bration - and you can get it for FREE with a $50 order!! Hurry!  This is only available through March 22nd!  CLICK HERE to see all of the fun products you can earn free during Sale-a-Bration!

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you make time to get creative this week!! :)


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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentine's Lollipop Treat

I love making cute little treats for friends!  My fellow DT member, SU demonstrator and friend Erica Cerwin, is a pro at coming up with super cute projects.   (I'll admit - I stalked her blog long before I had the pleasure of meeting her!)  When I saw Erica's latest tutorial, I had to have it!  I couldn't wait to make this cute little lollipop holder with my new envelope die and Oh Whale stamp set!

I hope you can see that it's a lollipop - I shoved it into this little pail so it would stand up for a photo!  lol.

I think the Oh, Whale stamp set and coordinating Happy Whale Clearits Die is the cutest thing ever!  I love the little sentiments that go with it!  I couldn't resist using it for this project!

Oh, Whale! Stamp Set

You can click the links above to purchase this stamp set in my online store.  

And don't forget the coordinating die:

Have you started your Valentine's projects yet?

Thanks for stopping by!  And make sure to find time to get creative today!


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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Minute to Win It Scrapbook Layout

It's been a long time since I've played with a sketch over at Let's Scrap.  As soon as I saw the new sketch, I knew it would be perfect for these photos of my son's December birthday party!  We had a fun night of Minute to Win It Games and there were lots of photos to scrap!  Here's my two-page layout:

I love using My Digital Studio!  It is so easy for layouts with multiple photos.  I love being able to adjust the size of my photos so easily!  And I am getting sooooo many pages scrapped!  Woo hoo!

Ready to try digital designing?  You can download a free 30-day trial here!  And make sure and check out the Clearance Rack -- Digital Content Discs were just added for a $1.00!

Stampin' Up! also released some FUN NEW products yesterday:

Now, through April 30th, you can purchase the BRAND NEW Sent With Love Stamp Set or the Sent with Love Designer Series Paper.  OR, get them together (at 20% off!) in the Sent With Love Bundle!!

Or, purchase them both together in a bundle at a 20% discount!!  Sent with Love Bundle (#132851)

There is also a digital download available for only $9.95!

This kit is perfect to document some of your travels and family vacations!  Or, use the fun stamps and paper to create fun gifts!

I'm getting excited about the Paper Pumpkin that begins next month!!  Craft kits straight to your door!!  You'll receive the stamps, ink, paper and embellishments you need to make fun, pin-worthy projects each month!   Cards, gift items, home decor..... so fun!! You can get more info here.  To choose me as your demonstrator, simply enter Cori Kozak - Acworth, GA!  You can sign up today and kits begin shipping in March!!

Thanks for visiting!!  Have a fabulous weekend!  We are off to lacrosse practice and then a birthday lunch with my parents!!  :)


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