Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Making a boring note SWEET thanks to SpiegelMomScraps

I needed to leave a note about dinner for DH this morning, and I decided to "Cute it up!"

Check it out in the video!

Here is a still shot!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Massive Haul... April Clique Kits Kit and etc...


I have been eagerly awaiting the one year anniversary kit from Clique Kits, and I was not disappointed, I also got in my awesome Webster's Pages Planner and my Agenda kit which sold out but I had asked them not to ship it until my planner came in. This is a huge haul and I can't wait to get back into town to play with it all!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Create*Craft*Share Youtube Hop March 2015

Welcome to the Create*Craft* Share Youtube Hop Hosted by the awesome Madge Gillen! You should be arriving from Jennifer's stop and if you are just stopping by here today, BE SURE to hop along!

I am so excited to be a part of this youtube hop this month! I love making and watching craft videos, that's where I have learned so many techniques and how to use so many tools that just had me stumped! Our theme this month was to "alter something" and I've really been into altering books lately, I had this great kit that I won at a crop from C'est Magnifique Kits and awesome products from SpeigelMomScraps (use code Charity10 at SpeigelMOMScraps for a discount on your order). My favorite book to alter is those Reader's Digest condensed books you can find at most thrift stores, but really any book that is a size you think you will like works fine. I really love how this turned out and hope that if you try altering a book that you send me a link so I can check out your work too!

And here's a still shot of my altered book.

Here is the hop lineup for you... Please to enjoy!

*** This is ME***Charity -***

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thank you for Everything

I'm LOVING my new stamps! I used products form SpeigelMomScraps and the Giving Tree set of stamps that I just got from Neat and Tangled. Here is the making of the card:

Items from SpeigelMomScraps include:



More Green Sequins

If you use code Charity10 at SpeigelMomScraps you get 10% off your purchase!

I loved making this shaker card, so excited I had those leaf dies to use with it... any leaves will do.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Creating with a Camera

I've been hard at work making videos recently, and they are't ALL haul videos, I even reviewed some pens.


I absolutely love everything about this card! I am so excited about my Neat and Tangled stamp sets.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mini Book from my March 2015 Clique Kit J'Adore

When I first saw this kit, My brain screamed "MINI BOOK." So when it arrived I sat down with it and started cutting away at the papers to make them 4x6 sized.  I actually got them all cut down and kind of piled in the order I wanted, when I got inspired to start telling stories of my grandparents, so I put these papers aside and wrote down those stories, then I scrapped a layout. Then I found some coil so I  could bind my little book together and I decided I needed to pick out some 3x4 cards to mix into it before punching, then I used my Cinch to bind the book together. Then I picked out a little Iris container with some bits and pieces from other clique kits, and then one more of those and started looking for bits an pieces to use on the mini. Like that lightbulb paper clip, LOVE it and it went so well with these papers. I used some washi I got in other kits and a tag, even some acrylic words. I love how this turned out. 

This little book was made especially for a goddaughter of mine. She will be moving pretty soon and I want her to be able to record memories and pics of her current friends. She is a very outgoing girl and I think she will enjoy her move, but I don't know... I never moved as a kid and as an adult my first couple of moves were really hard. 

It got better, and my last move was the best yet. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Small Things...March 2015 Clique Kits Pep Rally

Welcome to the March 2015 Pep Rally with Clique Kits and featuring the March Kit J'Adore.

This month's challenge:

Add a POP of Neon to your project! This month's kit is filled with beautiful pastels contrasted with black and white. It also mixes and matches BOLD patterns with soft watercolor brush strokes. In my opinion- trendy and genius of our spotlight designer Amanda Rose and the Clique Kits kit design team ! Now it's your turn to show us your interpretation of the challenge to add a pop of neon to a project!  Get inspired by this fun neon sign by Kate Spade, NY.

This past Friday the 13th marked 90 days of marriage for me! (and my DH) So we had some fun with "reviews" for one another, talked about lots of stuff and went out to dinner at the local Cheesecake Factory (I'd never eaten food that wasn't cheesecake there before.) I LOVED using this kit for this layout. (P.S. We both passed our reviews and will be staying married!)

This kit was full of so many lovely bits and papers, I used it to make two layouts about my grandparents here and here. I also made a minibook that I'll be sharing on Thursday this week. I started this layout by coloring the door cut from one of the papers with some neon colored pencils I picked up a while back at my local Paper Source, the nI cut out that neon pink heart from an acetate card in the kit and stapled it to one of the exclusive 3x4 cards. Then layered that over a fantastic black doily (BTW Clique ladies I'd LOVE to have more of these to play with.) I knew I wanted to use a piece of that yellow neon polka dot acetate and I had some other little paper scraps on my table so I started layering. I wanted that lovely wood veneer tag to be a part of my layout... I was kind of going for a grid style layout but it's not quite squared up... oh well I love it anyway. Then I had gotten the Bella Rouge add on paper pack (that's actually where the background paper came from) and I used some of those bits for layering as well. I took some of my favorite phrases off of the Cosmo Cricket and piled them on... LOVE THOSE! Then I added the strip that was at the bottom of the same 3x4 card that says The Small Things to the bottom of the door with my tiny attacher and added the heart lock and key that were listed as add ons and found applicable flair to add. Then I decided it was time to stop. No ink splatters this time, no edging of papers, just stop . I love how it turned out, picture, journalling and some pops of Neon. :)