Thursday, October 27, 2011

Webster's and Glue Arts

Happy Thursday! I'm here to share a couple of projects I made this week using Webster's and Glue Arts. We teamed up with GA and the girls have been sharing some AMAZING work on both blogs.

First up is this page I made using my current favorite photo of Ryan and me. I used a mix of Western Romance and Botancial Christmas. It's a fairy simple page, but I wanted the quote to stand out. I found it on Pinterest and knew I had to scrap it!!!

I used my Glue Glider Pro and their U Cut It Foam adhesive to add some dimension to the page.

I used some journaling cards to layer under my photo and the favric ticket was perfect for the title.

Next up is this page of Ryan on the day he got his Green Belt in Tae Kwand Do. He was so proud, not only that he got his belt, but that he got the trophy for most improved.

Again, I used the foam adhesive to add dimension.

And I used my favorite Extreme Squares to add my heart whimsy to the page. These glue squares are AWESOME! Think Glue Dots on steroids. If you want something to stay put, they do the trick!

Be sure to stop off at both blogs, as we are doing some fun giveaways in addition to providing lots of inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! ~Anabelle

Friday, October 21, 2011

My Mind's Eye Lost and Found 2

I have been having so much fun with this line! I received the Sunshine collection in my Nook kit and I'm just in love! The colors are so beautiful - perfect for such a variety of themes.

I have a couple of things that I made with my kit to share with you today. First up is a tag set. I created tags and tucked them into brown bags that I punched along the top. I added doilies along with lots of other bits and goodies. I love the layered brads and the layered stickers, so I used plenty of them on my tags.

My next project is based on the MME October Card sketch. I recently discovered that they have both a layout and card sketch challenge each month and they are great! I had a lot of fun with this one. The theme is Fall, so I knew that L&F2 Sunshine would be perfect. I embossed the background, added some lace and created my cluster using a layered sticker, punched scallop circle, sticker and brads.

I tucked a couple of leaves in and added some hemp to give it even more of a 'fallish' feeling. LOL - is that a word? I showed my card to Ryan and he said, "Mommy, that's my favorite card you ever made!" :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy your weekend and have a great day! ♥

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


My life is far from simple. My scrapping style - nope, not simple. Though, I'm trying to make it a bit more so. Simple doesn't come easily to me. But, I love it!

This month at the Webster's blog, we are focusing on simplicity. Most people think of Webster's as flowery, detailed, and difficult. It doesn't have to be! Head over and see how the DT has defined 'simple'. My project showed how a single embellishment can make a statement. I created a card set using Princess Petals. and trim. That's it. But, I think they really pack a good punch!

I chose coordinating flowers and papers. The gold trim was perfect for all four cards. I added them to the card front and stamped a sentiment on the bottom. (PTI stamps)

Then, since I wanted this to be a gift, I tied them all together with some tulle, added a flower, some seam binding, a pin and stamped tag. That's it. Simple. Easy. And fun!

Be sure to head over to the Webster's Blog to see the other 'simple' ideas there!
And speaking of the blog, next week will be filled with lots of creations. We did a product swap with Glue Arts and each day there will be new projects posted. Here's a sneak peek of mine...

So, thanks for popping in today. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

My Novel Tree

Have you heard about the latest project over at Webster's Pages? Brandin's newest 'baby' is called My Novel Tree.

Have you ever gotten one of those photo books at Shutterfly, Winkflash or Ritz? Well, these are like those only BETTER! They have been designed using Webster's papers and are the highest quality. When they open, they lay flat and are wonderful ways to document memories. There are regular photo books, Pocket Books which have pockets to hold memorabilia and single scrapbook pages, too.

These are wonderful for a couple of reasons. First, for the person who wants to preserve memories, but isn't a scrapper, they are a quick and easy way to create a great keepsake. Even for scrappers, like me, they provide a place to share a large amount of photos. Sometimes there are events - birthdays, trips, holidays, etc. - which have a ton of pictures associated with them. I know I could never scrap them all, but with a book like this, I could keep the flavor of my scrapbook pages, without the time associated in making a huge mini-album!

Here's an example of one of the books:

Here's another:

And how about a special offer???
Here's the deal.
How does 20% off for life sound?

For a very limited time, you can pre-order a book and become part of the Founding Member's Club which gets you 20% off for the REST OF YOUR LIFE. On all NovelTree products. Forever. Read more about the Founding Members Club HERE. Imagine how easy it'll be to create multiple albums for yourself or to give as gifts!

Would you like to win a VERY special prize from Webster's Pages?

Simply put our badges or blinkies on your personal blog (you can just copy them from my sidebar) or come LIKE our new NovelTree Facebook page. We'll choose weekly winners as we spy NovelTree around the web! Be sure to send us links if you're entering!

To get more information and to see the books that are available you can visit the Webster's Pages My Novel Tree Website.

Finally, be sure to head over to the Webster's Blog this weekend and enter yourself for a chance to win a 25 dollar gift certificate!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. ♥

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Loving the Nook!

Wow, this week has definitely flown by! Only one more day until the weekend. I'm so excited. Wish we were going camping, but we have lots of fun things to do here, so we'll have to wait on that trip.

I have a couple of things to share today. I've been spending a lot of time over at My Scrapbook Nook kit club. The kits are awesome, but the best part is the community. So many people who's work I love! There's always so much inspiration and the challenges and contests are awesome! And the best part? No drama!! LOL

This first card is one that I did for one of the challenges there.

It uses flowers from one of my favorite OA papers. LOVE them. I also used some American Crafts papers on here, too. I've been really loving AC lately!

The inspiration from this card came from this picture.

Isnt' it awesome? Jessy Christopher posted it as an inspiration.

I think this is my favorite color combo in the world! I topped off the card with those OA flowers and a tagged stamped with a Papertrey stamp.

This is another card that I made for a challenge at My Scrapbook Nook.

Here's the inspiration picture:

Dont' you love all of that yellow, grey and black???

And here's the card I made to go with it. I used some My Mind's Eye paper and cut the bracket out. Then I sewed it, along with some chipboard, to create the fold of the card so that the grey paper is the inside.

If you are looking for a great community and a wonderful kit, I totally recommend the Nook. Here's the October kit. Droooool!!!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Camping Girl!

Sorry it's been a bit since I posted. We've been gone for several days, camping with friends. It was an awesome weekend. We went to a place in Ocean City, MD called Castaways. It's a really fun campground and spending time there with our good friends was a blast. Sad to be home! Here are a couple of shots of our weekend:

The boys loved the crabbing they could do right from the dock:

We enjoyed the tiki bar!

Smoke balls were a big hit with the kids.

Hanging out around the campfire and eating took up the bulk of our time.

So did watching the Phillies and Eagles lose. Boo...

All in all we had a fabulous time and can't wait to go back!

So, in scrappy news I have a couple of things to share.
First up is my card that I made as my lift of Webster's guest designer Stacey Young. Stacey's style is filled with details and layers, so I did the same on my card.

I used Western Romance on this one. The chipboard is Melissa Frances.

This next page is about my love of Cake Pops. They are so delish and they're cute at the same time. A deadly combination if you ask me!

I used a mix of lines on here including Winter's Fairy Tale, Western Romance and Sweet Season. I still love those netting bouquets. The colors are so fun to use.

I also used some Threads and fabric tickets as accents.

Well, it's back to reality ~ school and work this morning. Ugh. Gotta get everyone up and moving. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day. ♥

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Random Cards

Happy Wednesday! Yay! Hump Day is always good. We're on our way to the weekend. :)

Today, I have a couple of Random cards to share. And I mean Crate Paper's Random. I love this line. I think this denim paper is one of my new favorites. I'm going to have to stock up on it. With a rough and tumble little guy, who is always in jeans, I can see myself using it on lots of layouts.

First up is this card.

I embossed the background and added some Random stickers and chipboard. The little frame originally had a sticker in it that said 'Girly Girl.' I decided to take that part out, stamp my sentiment on another scrap of paper and add it in.

This next card uses that same denim paper again.

I added the chipboard and sticker and tied some hemp into a bow. I love hemp!!

So, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.