April 30, 2008

3 Days to NSD at S4L

Here is a sneak peak of the Sketch and card I made for NSD at Scrap 4 Life. I will post the card challenge at NOON (MDT) on Saturday under the National Scrapbook Forum. You will have until Sunday to complete your card and post it on the S4L Gallery. The winning card and runner-up will be determined by the rest of the Design Team and posted here and at Scrap 4 Life. I am so excited to host this challenge and to see all your beautiful creations. The prizes are really great and plentiful (there will be hourly prizes given away and of course there are many other challenges that you can participate in besides mine). You can get all the details at Scrap 4 Life under the National Scrapbook Forum in their Community Section. Just 3 more sleepies until Challenge Day - yay!

April 29, 2008

4 Days to NSD at S4L

Only 4 days left until I reveal my card sketch at Scrap 4 Life. Saturday Noon (MDT) I will post a card sketch under the thread National Scrapbook Day at Scrap 4 Life. In order to be in the running to win some super prizes just register and participate. You will have until Sunday to finish your project - thats when the rest of the Design team will vote and we pick a Winner and Runner-up. It will be super easy and fun too. Can't wait to see you then. Take care x Kazan

April 28, 2008

Invitation to WIN

I am inviting you all to come and hang out with me for NSD on May 3 at Scrap 4 Life (this Saturday). I am hosting a Card Challenge at Noon (MDT) and there are PRIZES up for grabs. It is going to be a weekend of non-stop fun with goodies given away every hour. I will host a Card Sketch challenge - those that enter will have their cards voted on by the other Designers. The winner will receive a fab prize and a runner up too. All those that enter stand a chance to win prizes through the hour and every hour that they come and hang out with us. Soooo mark your calenders for NOON (MDT) May 3rd! (or whenever you have time to stop by) See you then x Kazan

from Guest to Family

I am so excited to announce that I am now a full time member of Regina Easter's Bitten by the Bug Blog. I was the guest designer on there for the month April and now I have graduated :) It is a fun challenge blog that Regina has started for those of us that own Cricut or Expression Machines. Each week she posts a challenge to use cuts on cartridges and gives you examples of those cuts through the Designers work. This card was made using the window in the "Walk in my Garden" Cartridge. When you have a moment go and check out BBTB to see what the other designers have done with this particular cut. Thanks always for stopping by - Have a lovely Monday :)

April 27, 2008

A CPS Wedding Card

This week the sketch at CPS is very simple and elegant so I thought I would design a wedding card around this sketch. My Brother, Ty, is getting married at the end of the year and these are the colors of their wedding. Thanks for stopping by. x Kazan

April 26, 2008

My Sketchworld Card

Here is the card I made as part of the design team for My Sketch world. Lucy has posted the other designers cards and they are all fabulous - check out the sketch and the designs HERE

April 25, 2008

A Cupcake for Anna

Our sweet little friend, Anna, is celebrating her 8th birthday tomorrow. I made this little cupcake card for her because the theme of her party is "kooky cupcakes" - bet it is going to be lovely. We are also attending Ashton's first Ballet concert tomorrow - I think it is going to be a wonderful day filled with little girl dreams, cupcakes and sprinkles.

April 22, 2008

A CPS & Caardvark B&W+1 Card

This one does not have any sentiment - it could be a card for virtually any occasion and is based off CPS sketch #61. However, the design of this card is perfect for Caardvark's B&W+1 Challenge. Since B&W are my staple the +1 can be the suprise: How does Cream work for +1? I am having a crazy week - how about you?

April 21, 2008

Hey Cupcake (Project)

Regina's challenge to her designers this week was to make something out of the Popcorn box from the Cricut cartridge: Tags, Bags, Boxes & More. I cut the little container down and made a little cupcake holder - which is right now sitting on my desk minus the cupcake! You can see the other designers creations Here

April 20, 2008

Cyber Crop

I participated in my first ever Cyber Crop over at S4L this weekend and it was totally fun. Jenn hosted it and really got the creative juices flowing with some awesome challenges. I made this layout as part of an "Ad Inspiration" challenge. I love doing layouts inspired by advertisements - it's like a double dose of creativity. She has another one posted which I think I might just have time to complete before the day ends...

April 17, 2008

I {Heart} my Grandma

This layout was made from pictures taken during the Grandparents recent visit. Ashton did the journaling all by herself. It reads: I {heart} my Grandma {heart} Ashton. (4.16.08 3yr9mo). I used Glitz Designs - the paper, journaling box and Bling are all Glitz. Don't forget Scrap 4 life is offering 10% off all Glitz products through the end of April. Have a super Thursday x Kazan

April 15, 2008

Together a Team (card)

As Guest Designer on Regina's BBTB Blog our assignment this week was to make a project out of the Shoe cut of the Cricut cartridge: My Community. I thought since it looked like an athletic shoe I would play on the word team. I designed this romantic card titled: Together a Team.

April 14, 2008

My Blog is "Blog of the Week"!!

I am so excited to share this morning that my blog is featured as the Blog of the Week on Scrapbooking.com's weekly newsletter. Thank you so much Jami for picking me. I am thrilled and honored to be recognised by you (yay & doing the Happy Dance). Here is a link to this weeks newsletter. To get this FREE weekly newsletter delivered right to your computer mailbox click here and then keep checking your mailbox because you never know when you might get an email from Jami too.

April 13, 2008

What a Wonderful World (Card)

I guess it is appropriate to whip up a card this morning, titled: What a Wonderful World, when you live in a place like Colorado. Last week we experienced Blizzard like conditions and then today the sun is out, not a cloud in sight, blossoms are flourishing and yes I can hear birds chirping (over the chitter-chatter of the kids and Kev outside). I used the very colorful patterned paper from Glitz Designs for this card (available at S4L for 10% off until the end of April) based off CPS's new sketch #60. Have a super Sunday

April 12, 2008

New Banner

I am sure you all noticed my new banner (kinda big enough right?). I am so new to blogging (only been doing this since Jan 08) that I am still experimenting with My "look". Scallops is big with me right now, and so is B&W, and I love pink and buttons too - and lets not forget bling and ribbons - so lets see how long I can sit with this banner..hopefully all the way to fall - that is if I don't start receiving pleas to take it down!

April 10, 2008

Crossing over to Hybrid..um..not just yet!

This card is my first attempt at Hybrid (ever!!). It was a little more time consuming than I am use to but I do believe practice (and lots of it) makes perfect (or good enough). The card is based off CPS sketch #59. The challenge on that blog was to go Hybrid and the Designers did an amazing job. This one reads: Spring is here and was made using Digital paper and embellies from Shabby Princess. The B&W paper and ribbon are good'ol regular scrapbooking materials from my bag of leftovers.

April 9, 2008

Happiness (Layout)

I used Glitz Design patterned paper (Urban Tropical, Urban Ripped Notes and their appropriately named Sublime Wacky Stripe). The title was done using their Rub-ons - yep the wording AND the flamingo is Glitz!!! If you love this line you can get it at Scrap 4 Life HERE Have a Happy Thursday - we are expecting a lot of snow which means some serious scrapbooking is in the forecast for me!!!

April 8, 2008

Hula Doll (layout)

I made this layout using Glitz paper. They are the Manufacturer of the Month at Scrap 4 Life and have the yummiest of colors, designs and rub-ons to choose from. The patterned paper and the journaling box is Glitz which you can find HERE. The journaling reads: You loved your hula girl outfit - you were just done doing the Hula dance 100x.

April 7, 2008

Goblin Crossing (Card)

I am so excited to announce this morning that I am the Guest Designer for Regina Easter's BBTB Blog (Yay)! My first assignment was to create a project using the Hat from the Cricut Cartridge: Celebrations. I chose to make mine a Halloween theme but other designers picked different themes - go and check out their amazing work HERE. Regina posts new ideas every Monday so be sure to tune in next week to see what else she is cooking up! Have a super Monday everybody x.

April 4, 2008

Daddy and Alex (Layout)

The Girls have their Grandparents visiting for a week so there is great excitement in our household. Grandma has already bundled everyone up and gone for a walk to the park. This is such a wonderful time for the girls so I hope to get lots of pictures to capture some very special memories. I made this layout of Alex, who was not even a few hours old when Daddy snuggled her and gave her "Daddy Kisses". I remember this day as if it were yesterday (and it is coming up on 2 years now!) Wow time does fly.

April 3, 2008

Melissa's Yummy Banana Bread

I was stalking Melissa's blog (again) and came across her Banana Bread Recipe. It so happens I was planning on making Banana Bread so I thought I would give her version a try. It was absolutely divine - Ashton told me I can make "Mommy's Banana Bread" anytime - it was hard explaining to her that it was Melissa's Banana Bread because then she became all possessive and said it was Ashton's Banana Bread - I just said Ok I would make Mommy's Banana Bread again because I am sure that is what Melissa calls it when her kids ask...so in all fairness it can be Mommy's Banana bread to anyone :). You can find the recipe here under Loads & Loafs: Melissa's Blog

April 2, 2008

Thank You (card)

I made this card for my good friend Karol (who lives in Texas). They just got back from a trip to South Africa and she brought me some things from my Mom. K - I know you get to see the card here but what you don't see is the little surprise I included in the card for you :) You will have to wait for the mail man for that one... The card is based off CPS #58. Have a super Wednesday X

April 1, 2008

Toot Toot Tooooot!!!!

I have just heard that I made the new team of Designers for Scrap 4 Life. It has been a very exciting 4 weeks that has got me here and I am so super excited to be working with Jodie and the rest of the Girls that made it through. This is the layout I created for the final challenge. The criteria was that we use Red, Blue, Yellow, Green and Orange as predominant colors and also focus on the journaling. You can see the final 10's layouts on the S4L gallery under week 4 Design Team entries. I used Paper Trunk for the Patterned Paper (their paper is awesome) and the Journaling reads:
It has taken me more than two years to scrapbook these pictures of you. I remember that day so clearly, it was right around Christmas time (2005). It’s not that the pictures are not great – in fact they are wonderful – it’s just that I did not want to choose ONE – I loved them all – so I picked seven! (out of more than 50!!)
Now I am off to do some serious breathing - it feels as if I have been holding my breath all morning :). Thank you all for posting moral support for me during this journey - we made it!!!!