June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Sonia

It seems my friends and I celebrate our Birthdays for weeks on end. Sonia had a birthday last week Thursday and we celebrated with her yesterday. I think she has plans for this week too but her biggest surprise is their new Home - gorgeous! Happy Birthday Sonia :) I took advantage of Regina's BBTB challenge this week to make her a B/day Card. The Designers had to use the Curly Swirly cut on Cricut's Accent Essentials Cartridge. Take a look at how versatile this cut is HERE
Heres to a great week. :) Kazan

June 29, 2008

Basic {Grey} Love

I love using Basic Grey products - their paper is gorgeous and so beautifully coordinated. I made this layout using their Sugared Collection...well the good news this morning is that my first ever submission to the Basic Grey Gallery was accepted by them. Yay! I have a Basic Grey Toot :)

June 26, 2008

Piggy Tales for my Little Darlings

Another card created with the divine Piggy Tales Ballad of Mulan Collection. This is a pop-up card that I first saw made on the Cricut forum. The instructional video to make this card is on YouTube and it turned out easier than I thought :) This would be a fun card to send to Grampie in South Africa to put on his work bench...

Piggy Tales

I simply love the line from this company! The Design Team at Scrap 4 Life had to design cards and layouts using Piggy Tales products. I made this card using Piggy Tales Springs. These little gadgets are awesome - they are like pop-dots on steroids :) The butterflies tuck in neatly when the card is closed and then "boiing!!!" they SPRING to life when the card is opened. You can get these or any Piggy Tales products for 10% off at Scrap 4 Life. Have a super Thursday Hugs Kazan

June 22, 2008

a Fruit Salad Bowl & Tagged..

This week at BBTB we had to make a project using the Banner Cut on the Celebrations Cartridge. The girls are celebrating their birthdays next month and the theme is Butterflies..so I am experimenting... Tagged by DeeDee and Nikki (Thanks for your sweet comments you two!)...since I have not posted anything in a while (waiting for DT stuff to be released) here is a little more about me for today:
  • Ten years ago.... I got married, left a wonderful career as an Event Planner in South Africa and moved with my new husband to America. 1998 was certainly a year to remember. I also met my Scrapbooking partner Laura at that time and lets just say the rest is history ;)
  • Five things on today's "to do list" 1. Put in a load of Laundry 2. Take the girls to Crocodile Rock 3. Buy ingredients to make Martha's Mac&Cheese for dinner tonight 4. Pick up the house for dinner guests this evening. 5. Feed the neighbors fish.
  • Snacks I enjoy I don't have a sweet tooth but boy do I like anything salty - yum! pass the bag of chips please!
  • Things I would do if I was a millionaire Get my family here with me as soon as possible. Buy myself 10 pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes.
  • Places I have lived Pretoria South Africa, Milwaukee Wisconsin, a village in Peru (not for long just while Kev was working on a project there), and now home - Denver Colorado.

June 18, 2008

A HUGE Toot this Morning

I received the best news this morning - Glitz Designs is featuring my Card as their Glitz Spy Girl Pick of the week!!! The sentiment of the card reads: What a Wonderful World and that is so true because I am eligible to win $500 worth of Glitz products and this little card could be featured at the Glitz Booth Summer CHA event. Seriously this is a wonderful day! Have a look at all the details and other yummy Glitz products here:
Glitz design
Thanks for stopping by - have an a Wonderful Wednesday :) Kazan

June 16, 2008

Celebrate in a Big Pink Way!

I love working on Regina's challenges at BBTB because she makes it so much fun. The Ellie cut from Zoobaloo was no exception. Pink is one of may favorite colors to use so I was thrilled that this Ellie would work for Caardvarks Pink Challenge too :

June 13, 2008

Father's Day is coming up

We don't usually do big things for Father's Day or Mother's day - we spend the day together, have special meals and enjoy our little family. However, this Father's Day we are going to have to step up the adoration for Dad just a little bit because I was totally spoiled on Mother's Day - way spoiled. So! How do you top that for Father's Day? I think I am going to turn to his 4th love - Golf! A brand new golf club to some men is almost better than diamond earrings to most women (wink!)...

June 11, 2008


This has to be one of my favorite words to use when I describe how I feel about my girls - we absolutely adore them.  I made this layout from the Piggy Tales:  The Ballad of Mulan Collection . Scrap 4 Life has 10% off all Piggy Tales for the rest of this month.  I am super excited to try out their little spring boards - will keep you posted.

June 10, 2008

Miss You

The popsicle cut from Cricut's Doodlecharms was the DT' challenge this week at Regina's BBTB.
This card is so appropriate for me now - Summertime reminds me of my Family in South Africa, BBQ's, swimming and good times.  I miss them dearly and I miss those days with them - so here is my Summer popsicle card that reads Miss You.
Don't forget the sketch challenge I have going on at 2 Sketches 4 You too 
Have a super Tuesday
x Kazan

June 9, 2008

Thinking of You

This is the card I made for the sketch I posted on 2 Sketches 4 You. The sentiment of the card reads: Thinking of You. It is a beautiful Monday morning in Colorado. The girls and I have fun activities planned for today..and a couple of not so fun ones. I am hoping to post more layouts and cards this week too :) Take care x Kazan

June 5, 2008

May Flowers

I did this sketch and layout for a challenge at Scrap 4 Life. Alex was sniffing flowers but thought that sniffing and tasting were synonymous - hence the one picture of her picking Dandelion pollen off her tongue.

June 4, 2008

Card for 2 Sketches 4 You & a Martini

This is the card I made based off of my first sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You. We are having so much fun over there meeting fabulous new artists and viewing the most gorgeous cards that I have to remind myself that I do have a blog here too :) If you have not already hopped over there go and take a peek.. For this weeks challenge over at BBTB we had to use the grasshopper on the Stretch you Imagination Cartridge for our Cricuts. I did have a hard time with this one - grasshoppers are just not my thing, but I did manage to come up with a recipe for a Grasshopper Martini Card. I have a busy two days ahead of me - half way through some design team work for Scrap 4 Life and then I have an idea or two floating around for a card for Regina's BBTB. Thanks for taking the time to visit here. Have a super Wednesday :) Kazan

June 1, 2008

The Launch of: 2 Sketches 4 You

The Big Day has finally arrived. Together Laura, from A Day in the Life of the Paper Poppy, and I are excited to bring you a brand new sketch blog: 2 Sketches 4 You. Here we will showcase card sketches every week, and of course your creative take on those sketches too. Each Monday Laura and I will alternate posting a card sketch and give you the opportunity to link your cards back to 2 Sketches 4 You. We are really looking forward to seeing your gorgeous work and want to thank you for joining us on this exciting journey of fun and creativity. See you at 2 Sketches 4 You!
xoxo Kazan