Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thursday Project Life and Imaginisce

Happy Thursday and Happy Halloween!

I have mentioned before that I love Project Life but I do not use it in the normal way.  I use it to incorporate more photos in my kids layouts.  So I did this with Imaginisce.  Here is a look
This recaps the entire Halloween season in our house!  Sorry for the glare I am not that talented to photograph it without it! LOL!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back on Sunday because Core'dinations is Having a SUPER FUN FILLED HARD CORE CROP all weekend and my day to host a challenge is on Sunday.  I hope you will join me becuase I have a fun filled challenge and an AWESOME prize- can you say Chocolate????    See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty weekend!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wednesday Imaginisce and Halloween

Happy Wednesday,
Halloween is right around the corner and I made this Halloween layout with some Imaginisce paper!  This is an older collection that I have and I have to say I am hoarding.  I just love it!
I started with some yummy Core'dinations cardstock and sanded it.  Next I layered and sewed my pattern paper together.  Finally I added some of the chipboard accents and die cuts!

cardstock- core'dinations
Verything else is Imaginisce

Be sure to check out the Imaginisce blog to see more awesome inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a Project Life Halloween spread.  See you then! Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tuesday SOG Digi Release

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday means that it is the Some Odd Girl Digi Stamp Release day and there are TWO awesome new releases.  The first one is Puppy Gwen and she is just about THE cutest thing ever!!
For my paper I used Core'dinations cardstock and then cut and layered some yummy Bella Blvd paper. I then stamped my sentiment using one of the Some Odd Girl clear stamps on a jounaling card and made it into a banner.  Finally I colored the beautiful Gwen with my Spectrum Noir markers.  So very cute!

The next release is a digi cut file and I think this set is a MUST have for any type of crafter!  Speech Bubbles!  Here is a look at one of the bubbles with a clean and Simple card!
I first embossed my Core'dinations cardstock and then found a a 3x4 card in my stash that I wanted to use and then I cut out my speech bubble and stamped my Hello sentiment using a clear Some Odd Girl stamp.  Very Easy Peasy but so cute!

Be sure to stop by the Some Odd Girl Shop and pick up some of these new releases!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with an Imaginisce Halloween Project.  See you then!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Some Odd Girl Halloween Hop

Ding Dong! 

Glad you decided to come and Trick or Treat with the Odd Girls! You should have arrived from Isha’s blog.  If you’ve just stumbled on our hop today, you’ll want to go back to the Some Odd Girl blog to start at the beginning. HERE
Our hop this week is full of spooktacular Halloween Tricks and Treats. Don’t worry, our tricks won’t be too scary! AND, just like trick or treating for candy, you don’t want to skip any houses…or blogs in this case!  In order to win TREATS, you must leave a comment on each of the Design Team blogs. 

I have a TRICK (or TIP)  for you on the hop!  My TRICK or TIP is creating a scene with embossing folders.  I love to create cards with just cardstock and the perfect wasy to dress them up so that they look like pattern paper is to use your embossing folders.

For my project I started with some Black Magic cardstock from Core'dinations and embossed it with my clouds Darice embossing folder.  I then lightly sanded it to expose the inner core.  I then ripped so to show off the core even more!  Next I cut out a children's moon image from the Silhouette store.  Finally I colored my Witchy Tia using my Spectrum Noir markers.  Finally I stamped my sentiment using a Some Odd Girl clear stamp and banner on the back side of the core cardstock and then attached with my Tiny Attacher.

So what is next on the Halloween Hop?? Well, you are headed now to JENN'S BLOG!   for another fun Trick or Treat!  I will give you a hint --- I think it is  a treat blog!!!!

 You can Trick or Treat with us thru midnight EDT on October 31. Winners will be announced Saturday Nov 2 on the Some Odd Girl blog.

Don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs!

I hope you have fun and thanks so much for joining me today.  Happy Hopping!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Scrapbooking with Some Odd Girl

Happy Thursday,

One of my favorite things to do is to get the most out of my supplies!  So this means using stamps and digi files on my scrapbooking layouts.  I LOVE using my Some Odd Girl supplies (which you commonly thing of "card" supplies) on my scrapbooking layouts.  I am up today on the Some Odd Girl with a sketch, layout and video.  Here is a look at my sketch:
For my layout I used 2 different digi files (the circles and the star background) and I used my favorite Make a Statement sentiment collection.

This is a video of how I put this whole layout together.
I would love it if you stopped by the Some Odd Girl Blog and left a litte love if you have time.

The layout is of my little one and he was sitting on the steps one day with all his "friends" (his stuffed animals) and was just pretend playing with them and I came up and asked his to look up and I snapped the photo.

cardstock- Core'dinations
stamps and digi files- some odd girl
paper- carta bella
enamel dots- glitz
ink- jenni bowlin
flair- paper bakery kit club

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back next week with some new projects.  See you then.   Have a wonderful and crafty day and weekend!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Happy Wednesday!

So how has your week going? So far so good here.  Last week was a wild and crazy week and I was totally stressed out but this week things so be calming down a bit and getting back to normal.  I must say though I am ready for the weekend already- lol!!!

I had some time to scrap just for me last month and this is a layout that I created with some of the new Bella Blvd and Core'dinations cardstock.  I have been on a spending freeze for the last year.  ( I really need to use up my stash BUT this collection looked so awesome when I was at Archiver's that I splurged!)  First, I started with my Core cardstock and scored a square around the center square and sanded it just a bit.  Next I layered my cardstock.  I did break into my Bella Stash and pulled out some crochet flowers, some stick pins, and some stickers so I felt great about using some old with the new! The photos are of the boys playing in the front yard last summer running through the sprinkler.  I love it when something so simple gives them huge smiles on their faces and hours of fun!!
Cardstock- core'dinations
paper- bella blvd.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a Some Odd Girl Tutorial.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tuesday Some Odd Girl Community Sketch Challenge

Happy Tuesday,

Have you stopped by the Some Odd Girl Community?  It is a really fun place to hang out, talk to friends, and see tons of inspiration!  Well, this week there is a really fun sketch going on.  Here is a look at the sketch:
Here is a look at my project.

For my project I used Pumpkin Kody!.  I just love this little guy! I colored him with my Spectrum Noir markers and used some scraps from the Bella Blvd Too Cute to Spook collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new layout.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Monday Some Odd Girl Inspiration

Happy Monday!
I am up on the Some Odd Girl blog today with some Inspiration.  Kristy is making some of THE best digi cut files in the business and one of her new releases included these awesome fall and back to school journaling cards and speech bubbles!  I love Project Life but lately I have been using it as additions to the boys scrapbook pages when I have a lot of extra photos.  These are some photos of them on the first day of school.  I also colored some fun images from the Some Odd Girl digi stamps.
I made a really quick video on using these digi files in your scrapbooking/project life.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a SOG Community Sketch Challenge.  See you then. Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday Imaginisce Fall Release

Happy Thursday

Imaginisce has a new release and it is AWESOME!! The name of the new collection is Bushel O' Fall and I am in LOVE with it.  The colors are just so awesome and there are so many new embellishments that you are going to flip.

For my project I made a layout using the new collection.  I have a photo of my son at a Fall pumpkin walk.  We had so much fun!

First I misted my background cardstock and  then I layered my paper.  Behind my photo I added a Core'dinations tag.  I then worked on the embellishments.  I used the new bling, chipboard, BUTTONS, and journaling cards.  I love it all!!
So sorry that my photo is coming out so washed out.  The colors are really a rich color!
everything is Imaginisce
mist- studio calico
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back on Monday with a week of all new projects!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday Core'dinations and Authentique

Happy Wednesday

Core'dinations and Authentique have teamed up all this week and it has been so much fun!  For my project I started with a Core Amour piece of cardstock and lightly sanded it to expose the light dots. Next I layered my beautiful Autumn collection paper and used some of the tags and banner pieces to embellish the layout.  I added some yummy twine to the tags.

This is a layout of Jack at the pumpkin farm.  I love these photos so much because they show off is missing 2 front teeth.  We all had a blast that day picking out pumpkins and mums!

cardstock- core'dinations
paper- stickers- tages- authentique
pearls- recollections
twine- may arts

Be sure to stop by the CORE'DINATIONS BLOG because they are having a giveaway!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project from Imaginisce.  See you then!  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday Kiwi Lane Winners!!

Happy Tuesday

I have some winners for the Kiwi Lane Giveaway!

First up the Tiny Holiday templates-- the winner is.......

Janis said...
LOVE your little ghost made with the chevron paper. He's adorable!!! Love both these projects.

How lovely of you to offer us a chance to win these templates. I am a brand-new follower of yours by Google Friend. Yippee!!!
And the winner of the Halloween templates goes to.......
Willie said...
I just "liked" your FB page, Mary Pat! I'm still fairly new to scrapbooking and card making, so a lot of these brands and products are still new to me. I can tell I'm going to learn a lot by reading your blog! :) The little ghost is absolutely adorable! Definitely a "friendly" spirit!
Thanks so much for entering my giveaway.  Please email me your address and I will get these out to you!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Moxxie Fighting Back Release Week

Happy Friday,

I don't know about you but I am so happy today is Friday!!!!!  What a week- homework-boys fighting-one sick boy- work- tennis- lacrosse-cooking-cleaning- I am exhausted!  We have a busy weekend but it should be all fun stuff so I am looking forward to it!!!!

This week on the Moxxie blog we are featuring the awesome new collection, Fighting Back.  This is a great collection!  I know cancer touches all of our lives.  I made this card using the awesome collection.  The pattern paper is so awesome in this collection with chevrons, zebra stripes, and ribbons.  For my card I started with the awesome paper and then added a doily.  Next I took a Core'dinations tag and sanded it just a bit and added some yummy twine and a sticker from the collection.  Very quick and easy but oh so cute!
Stop by the Moxxie blog today to see all the inspiration from the week AND leave a comment to win the entire collection!

paper-sticker- moxxie
tag- core'dinations
twine- the twinery
doily- recollections

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back on Monday with a new project.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thursday Core'dinations and Heidi Swapp

Happy Thursday

Core'dinations and Heidi Swapp have teamed up all week over at the Core'dinations blog.  It was so much fun working with the Heidi's wonderful paper!  I paired up her paper with some Whitewash Core'dinations cardstock.  For my cardstock I sanded it over a Crafter's Workshop template and you can lightly see the triange pattern I then tore it just a bit to expose the inner core.  I then layered somy of the yummy paper and added some of Heidi's epoxy stickers and some sequins.  I also used some of her mistable cut outs.  I had these in my stash and broke them out and misted them with her mists.

For my photos I captured our everyday life after school- Homework-Computer games-Outside playing- There is nothing better that that!

cardstock- core'dinations
paper, tags stickers, mist- heidi swapp
sequins- ??
today- silhouette store

Be sure to stop by the Core'dinations blog and leave a comment on the posts because you could win some awesome prizes!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

p.s. Don't forget about my GIVEAWAY!  You can go HERE!  

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Wednesday Imaginisce and Kiwi Lane + Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday,

Imaginisce has teamed up with Kiwi Lane Designs all this week.  I was really excited about this because I had heard a bunch of buzz about them and their templates.  I had so much fun playing around with them.  For my projects I made two cards using the templates.

My first one is a Christmas card using the ornament and holly template.  I used the Imaginisce paper and cut out my templates I added some burlap twine and a sentiment.

Halloween is coming soon so I made a cute little card using the templates.

The Giveaway!  I have two sets of the Kiwi Lane Accesories.  The first one is the  Tiny Holiday templates. Here is a photo of the complete set.
The second set is the Halloween Accesory Template Kit
These are so super fun!

I have lots of fun ways that you can enter to  win one of these sets:

1.  leave a comment here (be a blog follower)
2. like my Facebook Page Siehled With A Kiss and come back here and leave a comment that you "liked" it.
3.  Subscribe to my Youtube channel and come back here telling me you subscribed.

That is 3 chances to win these awesome accessories from Kiwi Lane!! You have till Sunday October 13th at 9:00 a.m.  to enter the Giveaway.  I will announce the giveaway here on Monday!  Good Luck!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with Core'dinations and Heidi Swapp project.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tuesday Autumn Mae from Some Odd Girl

Happy Tuesday,

It is Tuesday and that can only mean one thing!  The new Digi Release from Some Odd Girl.  This is a great release because there are digi stamps AND new cut files!!    If you love fall than you are going to LOVE this new release.

For my card today I used the new Digi Cut Files- a set of 3 project life style cards that are 3x4.  I just love them.  I used my Core Cardstock and cut it out.  I then sanded it to give it a distress feel.  I then backed the negative space with Bella Blvd. pattern paper.  For my new Digi stamp I used Fall Mae.  I just love her fall outfit.  I colored her with some darker colors- this is out of my comfort area.  I usually color with more of the pastel colors but the fall needs the darker one.
paper- bella blvd
cardstock- core'dinations
stamps and cut files- some odd girl
markers- spectrum noir
stamps- some odd girl

Please stop by the shop today and pick up these awesome new digis!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back tomorrow with Imaginisce and a GIVEAWAY!!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Monday World Card Making Day with Moxxie

Happy Monday,
Did any of you have fun with World Card Making Day on Saturday.  We had fun at Core'dinations and I also had a basic sketch and card up on Moxxie that I thought I would share with you today.
Like I said, pretty basic but that leads to a lot of interpretation.

Here is my take on the sketch using the Fighting Back collection from Moxxie.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new digi release from Some Odd Girl!.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday WCM Day with Core'dinations

Happy Saturday,

Today is World Card Making Day 2013!  Today over at Core'dinations we are having so much fun.  The theme for all of our cards is Travel-- for the world part.  I wanted to make  a fun card for a friend of mine who is going on a little trip.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the shaped part of the card along with the sun, clouds, and airplane.  I then made the sky in the ombre look and I used the tearing technique using the awesome Core Cardstock. 
Here is a video on how to create this look.
Everything is Core'dinations.

Be sure to stop by the Core Blog to see all the AMAZING inspiration my teammate have created.  There may even be some prizes involved!!  I don't know about you but I LOVE prizes! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with another card and sketch from Moxxie!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday World Card Making Day

Happy  Friday

Did you know that tomorrow (Saturday) is World Cardmaking Day 2013?  Yup, it is!!   Over at Imaginisce we are celebrating this wonderful day and today I get to share my card.  I love to make CAS cards.  I love the elegant look that they bring.  When I think of elegance and Imaginisce I immediately  knew I needed to make a card with the Black Ice Collection. This collection just screams elgegance.  So I chose two of the  papers and placed them on a diagonal.  I then stamped my sentiment and added a touch of color using some hot rocks and my I Rock!
cardstock- neenah solar white
paper and bling- imaginisce
stamp- paper smooches

Are you ready for the weekend?  I sure am!  I can't wait till the bell rings at 2:40 today.  I am heading to the grocery after work and then HELLO weekend!  We have a pretty jammed packed schedule with all our sports going on right now but there should still be time to relax just a pinch!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I will be back tomorrow (yes, on Saturday) with some more cards for World Card Making Day!  I can't wait!  See you then,  Have a wonderful and crafty day!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Thursday Core'dinations Your Day

Happy Thursday

Do  you ever get worried that you are behind in  your scrapping?   I don't for the most part.  I know a lot of people feel nervous if they are behind but I don't.  For example this was a photo that I have loved for over a year now.  It hangs on my wall at school.  I love these guys so much! This photo was taken last year on Father's day (2012).  I have been wanting to scrap it but I just haven't gotten around to it.  So when I was looking for a project for Core'dinations I came across this and said this is the one!

For my layout I first started out scoring my cardstock.  I then cut the circle mat from my Silhouette.  I then punched the negative space using some Core Cardstock and then a couple pattern pieces from Fancy Pants.  After filling the negative space I then layered my photo using some pattern paper from Fancy pants, some tabs from Elle's Studio and tags from Core!  I then randomly placed some embellies and some word stickers on some of the circles.  Finally I added a frame and the title.
cardstock- tags- Core'dinations
paper, stickers and die cuts- fancy pants
frame, tabs, die cuts- elle's studio

Thanks so much for joining me today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new card featuring Imaginisce.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wednesday Core'dinations and Xyron are Teaming Up!

Happy Wednesday!

So many fun things are happening over at Core'dinations this month and we are kicking it off right with our first swap!  XYRON!!!
For my project I made a teacher gift tag and bag for my son's teacher.  I love to surprise my son's teacher.  I know how hard she works and I know how crazy my son can be so I like to surprise her with some little gifts throughout the year.

I have also made a video on how I made the tag and bag.
Core'dinations Cardstock
Xyron Mega Runner
Xyron Sticker Creator
Sand it
Dust Buddy
May Arts Ribbon

Be sure to drop by the CORE'DINATIONS BLOG to leave a comment and you could win a Fabulous prize package!!

Thanks so much for stoping by today.  I will be back tomorrow with a new project.  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday Some Odd Girl October Challenge and Some Fun News!

Happy Tuesday

I was so excited to find out that I was asked to come back to Some Odd Girl for a second term.  As you know I am totally over the moon about SOG digi stamps, clear stamps and cut files!  Everything about SOG just makes me so  happy so this news was to exciting!!  I hope you enjoy the next 6 months of fun because I know I am!

The new SOG Monthly Challenge is up today and we are shaking things up just a bit and we will be doing different types of challenges.  For our first one the Ombre look is so hot right now and the challenge is to create a project that features the Ombre look or featuring one color.

When I first say the challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to use--- PINK!  Having boys I never get to use pink so when i was looking at my stamps I knew I wanted to use the adorable donut and t hought of pink icing.  So then I found 3 different colors of pink ranging from light to dark.  I used my Core'dinations Cardstock and lightly sanded them.  I then used a SOG digi cut file to create the so on trend triangle background.  I used the negative space with my cardstock.  I then stamped and colored two donuts with my spectrum noir markers and then stamped my sentiment on my coordinating cardstock.  Love how it turned out!
SOG digi cut file
SOG clear stamps
spectrum noir markers
hero arts  and memento ink

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Tomorrow I will have a new layout sketch for you along with some Moxxie!  See you then.  Have a wonderful and crafty day!