July 31, 2008

Have Summer need Fall

I love Summer but I am ready for Fall, or is it just that I am ready for school to start...ok I confess I am totally ready for school to start :) Tomorrow would be good! Anyone?

July 28, 2008


This week at Bitten By the Bug the Designers challenge was to use the butterfly from the Cricut Cartridge Teardrop. With a bold THANKS I am posting this card today as a little tribute to everyone who stops by here and leaves me such sweet comments :) I hope you all have a wonderful week. Hugs Kazan

July 27, 2008

We have a Design Team!

Laura and I are so exited to announce that we have selected our design team over at 2 Sketches 4 You. We received over 150 applicants - it was crazy and thrilling and oh so overwhelming. Who could have ever imagined the wealth of talent out there - it it truly mind boggling :) We selected the following talented Designers to represent 2 Sketches 4 You on the 2008 Fall Design Team
Ingrid, Carla, Ashild, Joke, Christine and Lisette
Take a quick trip over to 2 Sketches 4 You and see their beautiful creations and visit their inspiring blogs. Scrap 4 Life continues, for the rest of this month, to offer 10% off on the Manufacturer of the Month, g.c.d Studios. I made this card using g.c.d Studios paper - lovely!

July 22, 2008

BBTB & Toot'n my Toot

The Designers for Regina's Bitten by the Bug had to use the "pound" cut for this weeks challenge. I chose to make mine into a Valentine Tic-Tac-Toe card. Everyone had such awesome interpretations of this challenge - take a look at that what they did here: Bitten by the Bug I received the most welcoming email from the publishers of Cards! They want two of my cards for their December issue. I am super excited because this is a first for me with Cards! I hope you have a Terrific Tuesday too :) Hugs Kazan

July 20, 2008

Reminiscing about Hawaii

When Reminisce announced a fabulous contest using their signature line I jumped at the opportunity to do another layout about our last trip to Hawaii :) Their Signature Series includes paper for so many occasions including sports & vacations that I had no trouble using two different Hawaii theme papers and stickers for this layout. You can see more of Reminisce products and other layouts for their contest on their website: Designs by Reminisce

July 19, 2008

I'm a Sister! Yay!

Journaling reads: Part of letting you explore and discover is not letting you know how certain things just simply gross me out! April 08
Sisterhood of Scrap is featuring ME as Sketch artist of the week on their weekly feature SKETCH Saturday. How exicting is that! This is the layout I created from the Sketch. It is a great site with prizes and a ton of activities and some really nice folks that run it too (Hi Deanne). Take a peek at my Sketch and everything else that is fun and inspiring at :
Sisterhood of Scrap
Have a great Saturday evening xo Kazan

July 18, 2008

Birthday's Galore

It seems that during the summer months Everyone is celebrating a birthday - at least a lot of the children we know. I have had birthday's on my mind since early June and I know this trend will continue well into August. So it was only fitting that I made a birthday card (for no one in particular) using the G.C.D Studio paper & chipboard collection. Scrap 4 Life is offering all G.C.D products for 10% off until the end of July. I think today will be another pool day with the girls and then hopefully some card making and a layout this afternoon. Have a super Friday xoxo Kazan

July 16, 2008

A card from g.c.d Studio's

The design team at Scrap 4 Life got to work with yummy products from g.c.d Studios. This flower "carnival" paper from one of their ranges reminded me of fireworks :) You can see more of g.c.d Studio at Scrap 4 Life and all their products are 10% off for the rest of the month!

July 13, 2008

I survived!

Both our girls celebrated birthdays this week. Ashton turned 4 and Alex turned 2 just a few days later. We have had a week of non-stop celebrations as family have come to visit for the past two weeks. My crazy days came to a glorious finale yesterday when we held a joint party for both of them. There was cake, games, food and a lot of toddlers but I think everyone had a good time. I made this layout using the Fancy Pants Chi Chi Collection. The girls attended Dylan's birthday party just a few weeks ago and these are some of the pictures from that day. Scrap 4 Life has a great deal on Fancy Pants which you can find here: Scrap 4 Life
I hope your Sunday is a good one.
Take Care x&o Kazan

July 10, 2008

Glitz Designs Update

I would like to thank everyone that voted for my card on the Glitz Design Blog. I did not win but I am really excited to have come close! It was super fun to be discovered by the Glitz Spy Girls. Thanks to Glitz and all of you for the fun ride xoxo

July 7, 2008

Sweet Baby Boy & a BIG announcement

This week at Bitten by the Bug the design team had to use the Star cut on Georgie (George is one of the first Cricut cartridges - an oldie but a goodie). I chose to make a baby boy card :) The other designers did such an amazing job - take a look at how versatile one little star can be HERE
My BIG announcement this week is:
2 Sketches 4 You has a Design Team Call going on right now! If you think you have what it takes to be a Card DT Member then please visit us here: 2 Sketches 4 You Design Team and send us your application. We would love to hear from you! Our girls are both celebrating their birthdays this week so we are in for fun week with visitors, parties and surprises. I hope your week is just as enjoyable.

July 3, 2008

Christmas in July

This is the final card I made as part of my Design Team responsibility for My Sketch World. Thanks Lucy for the inspiration and for the opportunity - I enjoyed creating cards for your Blog and wish you all the best with your sketches and projects.

July 1, 2008

More Basic Grey Love..

Here is another Layout that was just picked up by Basic Grey for their Gallery..that means another BG TooT for me this week - doing the BG Happy Dance! Take a look at their beautiful Gallery HERE