February 28, 2011

Get Ready for a Daisies Blog Hop!

Scrapbook Daisies March Blog Hop

When: Friday, March 11 - Sunday, March 13, 2011

Get ready! Scrapbook Daisies is hosting another super fun weekend of blog hopping filled with inspiration and prizes! 

You'll start at the Scrapbook Daisies company blog and from there you'll be directed to visit the blogs of each of the design team daisies. As you hop along, you'll find lots and lots of inspiration as the designers reveal their March creations.

Be sure to become a follower and leave a comment on each blog because a prize winner will be drawn from the comments! Each blog will also have bits of information about Scrapbook Daisies for you to gather which you can then submit at the end for a chance at another prize! And, you never know... some of the design team daisies may have their own prizes to give away on their blogs!

Full details for the hop will be provided at Scrapbook Daisies on Friday, March 11. See you there!


February 16, 2011


This is my fourth layout using the February "Be Mine" kit from Scrapbook Daisies.

Even a princess will blow a raspberry now & then! LOL!

LOL! She got into that habit when she started teething, and whenever a new tooth is coming, she goes at it again. It's pretty darn obnoxious but sometimes I cannot help but laugh. I imagine she must find some comfort from the sensation that the raspberries cause. 

This is the sketch that I used, created by Julie Bonner:

There are several fun challenges going on right now at Scrapbook Daisies!  There are sketch challenges, journaling challenges, stash challenges, color challenges, and lift challenges... and you have until the end of the month to get them completed.  Come join the fun... and have a chance to win a free Scrapbook Daisies kit!!!

February 15, 2011

You make my heart all a flutter!

The February "Be Mine" kit from Scrapbook Daisies is so adorable and perfect in my opinion for photos of my daughter.  Here's another layout made with the kit:

Those hearts from the heart-themed paper were just begging to be cut out and layered with pop dots :)

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope everyone is having a nice Valentine's Day! :)

My day has been great!  We started the day with a wonderful brunch (which Dan cooked).  Then he and I gave Allison her Valentine's gifts and took some photos and video.

She and Dan gave me lovely cards and a big box of chocolates :)  This afternoon we went to the kids' boutique and bought Allison her birthday dress (it's gorgeous!) and a few new board books (she loves books!).  Then we went through the DQ drive-thru for a soft-serve chocolate ice cream cone which Allison took part in and loved!  Now Dan's cooking us dinner, woohoo!  We're having ham and "killer potatoes" as my mom calls them (they're loaded with bacon, cheese, and sour cream... YUM).

Here are the Valentine gift boxes that Allison sent to her cousins.  Inside were some chocolates and other Valentine's-themed goodies (we made the boxes and the accordion flower toppers using my Martha Stewart scoring board... love that thing!).

Next is the Valentine's card that Allison sent to her Grandma...

We made the card using leftovers from the adorable Scrapbook Daisies February "Be Mine" kit.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Love you with all my heart!

Here's another layout that I made using the February "Be Mine" kit from Scrapbook Daisies :)

I used this beautiful sketch created by the incredibly talented Liz Qualman:
If you haven't visited Liz's blog before, you have really been missing out on a tremendous amount of fantastic inspiration, so go have a peek and leave her some love! :)

Don't forget about the Crop Your Heart Out online crop which is going on right now!  There are just a few hours left to enter the challenges!

February 12, 2011

Bathing Beauty

Have you seen the Scrapbook Daisies February kits??  There are 4 to choose from and they're all wonderful!  Here's one of the layouts that I made with the adorable "Be Mine" kit :)

I used the above sketch which was created for Scrapbook Daisies by Kristine Davidson.  If you would like a chance to win a Scrapbook Daisies kit, simply create a layout based on Kristine's sketch and link it to the Scrapbook Daisies message board by the end of the month!  You can find all the details of the challenge here.

Don't forget about the Crop Your Heart Out online crop which is going on right now!  Come join us for fun and prizes!

February 11, 2011

"Crop Your Heart Out!"

The "Crop Your Heart Out" online crop is going on RIGHT NOW!!  Head on over to Scrapbook Daisies for the fun!

The challenges and games are posted, and you will have the entire weekend to work on them! Remember, everything is due on February 14th... and yes, there are prizes involved! If you are not a member... please register! We want you to join our fun and friendly scrapbook community!

February 3, 2011

Fun with Diamond Dust!

Have you ever played with Diamond Dust?
There are so many fun things that you can do with it!
It looks so pretty and doesn't flake off like some glitter does!
I'd like to show you a few very simple ways that it can be used :)

Gather your supplies:
Diamond Dust
Glossy Accents
Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Acrylic Paint
Foam paint brush
Raw chipboard shapes, various flowers, and other embellishments

 Get ready to paint your raw chipboard shapes and letters.  I chose acrylic paint in the color Vintage White.

 Start painting.

 Paint all the shapes and letters that you selected; set aside to dry.

 Get ready to work with Glossy Accents and flowers.

 Place small amounts of Glossy Accents on the edges of various petals.

 Dip the Glossy-Accented side of the flower into your jar of Diamond Dust.

 Press the flower down a bit into the Diamond Dust to ensure good coverage.

 Remove the flower from the jar and admire your blinged up bloom :)

Isn't it pretty?

 Again, for this flower place small amounts of Glossy Accents on the edges of various petals.

 Dip the Glossy-Accented side of the flower into your jar of Diamond Dust.

 Remove flower and admire :)

 For this style of flower, use Glossy Accents to draw an outline just inside the edges of each petal.

 Dip the Glossy-Accented side of the flower into your jar of Diamond Dust.

 Remove the flower and admire the bling :)

 Let's sparkle up a button! Cover the button with Glossy Accents.

 Dip button into jar of Diamond Dust and press down for good coverage.

 Remove button and smile at the pretty stuff :)

 Butterflies! Who doesn't love them?! This time, use Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the body of the butterfly.
(or cover the entire butterfly with it if you'd like!)

 Using a spoon, pour a generous amount of Diamond Dust onto the areas that you Stickled.

 Shake off the excess Diamond Dust.

 She's pretty, isn't she? :)

 Now that your painted chipboard letters and shapes are dry, let's bling them up!
Cover the chipboard letter with Rock Candy Distress Stickles.

 Using a spoon, pour a generous amount of Diamond Dust onto the Stickled chipboard letter.

 Shake off the excess Diamond Dust.

 Admire :)

Let's add a twist for even more interest!
Grab any script stamp... it doesn't matter what the stamp actually says, and some ink.
I chose a Happy Birthday stamp (simply because I liked its text style) and some black ink.

 Ink that stamp up and randomly stamp your painted chipboard shape.

 Keep stamping in various places (you may need to re-ink your stamp).

 Here's the result of the stamping.

 Okay, the shape is ready to be blinged! Cover the inner part of the shape with an even line of Glossy Accents.
(Or cover the shape with it entirely if you'd like).

Using a spoon, pour a generous amount of Diamond Dust onto the painted, stamped, Glossy Accented chipboard shape.

 Shake off the excess Diamond Dust. I love this result!

Here are the embellishments that we Diamond-Dusted today!
I hope you will find some of these quick tips useful for your projects :)