February 26, 2009


This is a card I made for Embellished Scrapbook Shoppe's Week to Week Extravaganza. It is such a cool challenge that runs weekly and at the end of the month you can win a really awesome prize. This week you have to make a layout or card based on the sketch. You can find all the details here:
. Embellished .
I am so excited to announce today that I made the Spellbinders 09/10 Design Team. This next year is going to be so much fun and as a bonus I get to work with an awesomely talented group of ladies - Whoo hooo! The announcement and all the ladies names can be found here:
Spellbinders .
I hope this Friday is the start of a great weekend for you too
:) Kazan

February 23, 2009

Life is Good, Your'e Invited & Basic Grey Toots!

Over at Bitten by the Bug the design team worked on the oh-so-cute "Life is Good" cut from Graphically speaking. Everyone added their unique touch to their projects which you can see here:
Bitten by the Bug .
Scrapbook Trends: You're Invited
.Yay the Scrapbook Trends special issue is out on shelves. This book is called: You're Invited and is filled with the most gorgeous ideas for invitations for special occasions. I have a card in there too and so do a lot of other names I recognize in the industry ;) . {&}
I was excited to see two of my projects picked up by the Basic Grey Gallery :) .
Wishing you all a happy Monday - mine will be occupied mostly by cleaning :)

February 21, 2009

Be Inspired

Over at the gorgeous Be Inspired Website the Embellished Scrapbook Shoppe Design Team post regular updates of fabulous crafty information and examples. Naomi Leigh and I worked on a project to inspire Scrapbookers to use a Sketch originally designed for a layout as inspiration for making a card.
Naomi picked out a great sketch from 52 Sketches and we each designed 2 cards. One using the whole sketch and one using part of the sketch. You can see the sketch and Naomi's cards here:
Be Inspired .
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend so far. I have that nasty cold everyone seems to have picked up too - including Laura - so I think I will be taking it a little easier over the next few days.

February 18, 2009

Sweet Baby

This week at Bitten By the Bug the Design team worked with the Letter B from the Alphalicious Cartridge. I made mine into a tag for a Baby. The rest of the Design team have awesome interpretations too - which you can see here: Bitten By the Bug. I used the fabulous My Minds Eye and Basic Grey paper and the Baby script stamp is from DeNami Design
Have a great Wednesday
:) Kazan

February 16, 2009

In the mood for Romance

With Valentines Day fresh in my memory I am still in the mood for romance. This is the card I created for this weeks sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. It is my turn to post a sketch this week and the Design Team did such an amazing job with it too - take a look here: 2S4Y
Have a wonderful Presidents Day.

February 15, 2009

Project 365

Project 40 of 365 02.09.09
The girls were excited to receive early Valentine presents today - Puppy Sisters from Safeway :)
Project 41 of 365 02.10.09
Alex is fighting a little cold so not feeling her brightest but she is warm and cozy in her Bush Jacket from Granny & Grampie in South Africa.
Project 42 of 365 02.11.09
Alex had a sick day today but we did manage a quick doctors appointment and then a Jammie Day for both girls.
Project 43 of 365 02.12.09
These are little Valentine treats for the girls Teachers. They are bath salts shaped as rose petals. I tagged each one and tied up with a pretty bow.
Project 44 of 365 02.13.09 Kev and I celebrated our Anniversay and Valentines Day tonight at Venice Restaurant. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Denver with the most Romantic cozy atmosphere and delicious food.
Project 45 of 365 02.14.09 Valentines Day. Kev bought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers for our Anniversary. I received the red rose from the restaurant we had dinner at last night.

February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

This card is made entirely of Rub-ons and Cardstock. I picked these rub-ons, from My Little Yellow Bicycle , up a few weeks ago. The great thing about them is that they are supposed to be layered - so you can add one on top of the other. I took it a step further and made a 3D Housewarming card - can anyone notice my "little" error? *lol* My husband did - right away - and we had a good laugh about it. Let me know ok :)
Valentine & Anniversary Kevin and I were married 11 years ago on Valentine's Day. This year we celebrated at the fantastic Venice Restaurant. Their meals are out of this world and the decor is so beautiful - even our waiter had the most charming Italian accent :) If you are ever in the Denver area I highly recommend you stop by - it is a real treat!
Here's wishing you all a wonderful Valentines Day too xoxo Kazan

February 11, 2009

So into Pink

I am so into pink lately. I love the soft hues of pinks and blues on white. I made this Valentine card for Embellished Scrapbook Shoppe' Week to Week Extravaganza. Every week a challenge is posted and at the end of the month you can win a fab prize. Check out the details here:
Week to Week Extravaganza
Thanks for all your support and well wishes for my Spellbinders nomination.

February 10, 2009

Toot & a Layout

Alexandra and her Grandma Shirley made brownies over Christmas in Hawaii. There was a lot of taste testing and finger licking going on. I hope one day Alex is willing to part with their Family Secret Recipe because it sure looks good.
I was so excited to receive the news that I made the top 24 applicants trying out for the Spellbinders Design Team. The next round is the qualifying round and we will all have to create a project with Spellbinders Product. I am super excited and nerveous *lol* but I love this kind of challenge..will keep you all posted ;)
Have a Fantastic Tuesday

February 9, 2009

Eye Candy 4 Blog Candy

This week at Bitten by the Bug the Design team worked with the word LOVE and the challenge was that the lettering had to be all brown and the heart any color. I chose to make a half shaped card - the word opens up as the front of the card. Everyone else did an awesome job - go and check it out here: BBTB
Eye Candy 4 Blog Candy Over at 2 Sketches 4 You we are giving away yummy Sakura of America products to celebrate Valentines Day. To be eligable to win Blog Candy every day all you have to do is post a picture of the Eye Candy in your life :) So here he is: My gorgeous hubby Kev! *Love you Babe*
Don't forget to share your picture of the Man in your life on 2 Sketches 4 You..you may just be a winner!
Hugs & kisses Kazan

February 8, 2009

Project 365

Project 37 of 365 02.06.09
It honestly felt like Spring today and that put me in major Spring cleaning mode. I turned up the music and cleaned the house top to bottom. It felt great!
Project 38 of 365 02.07.09
I have been a member of Facebook for a few years now but have never had a profile. Today Laura and I launched a group for 2 Sketches 4 You on Facebook and that meant that I needed a picture and some info on my profile too. It is quite exciting to connect with new and old friends alike...looove Facebook!
Project 39 of 365 02.08.09
We have a lot of My Little Ponies in our house. These 3 are part of a family that are bath time buddies to the girls.
Have a great evening
Tomorrow is going to be a fun day at 2S4Y

February 6, 2009

Sweet Nothings...

I found this cute container filled with yummy goodies at Safeway. It was a 75% off clearance purchase after Christmas. I discarded the obvious Christmas icons (like a Santa image) and altered it to make a delicious Welcome Home package for someone special.
Project 35 of 365 02.04.09 .
Part of our bedtime ritual with our girls is Story Time with Mom. We all 3 pile onto our huge bed and snuggle up and read a story together. It makes bedtime such a pleasure because they race upstairs for fear I cancel Story Time if they whine or procrastinate :)
Project 36 of 365 02.05.09 .
We had such amazingly warm weather for February that the girls and I headed to the Zoo to take advantage of the sunshine. Even though half of Denver had the same idea we still had a blast. We even managed to see the Zookeepers feeding a dead mouse to a snake - I did get pictures but thought this one of the girls and a polar bear measured up just fine for this post :)
Happy Friday :) Hugs Kazan

February 4, 2009

A Play with a Princess and 2 Divas

This week at Bitten By the Bug the Design Team worked with one of my favorite hearts, the scalloped heart from Doodlecharms. I made a bunch of Valentine party favors for Ashton's Pre-school class. With Valentines day just a week or so away I need to still make Alex's and the something fun for the teachers..so wish me luck and watch this space :)
Project 34 of 365 02.03.09
The girls and I had a fun little playdate at Annie's House. Ella's Daddy built her a stage for Christmas. Our 3 girls rehearsed a concert for us and put on a gorgeous performance complete with feather boa's, wands, crowns and microphones!
Have a great Wednesday

February 2, 2009

Unique @ 14

This is my card for today's Sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. It is a fun post because Laura designed a fab new Spring banner for us to coincide with the announcement of our new Spring Design Team:
Berdien Dawne Julie Lulu Ewonne Savitri
I am super excited to be working with these gorgeously talented card designers over the next 3 months - Yay!
Project 32 of 365 02.01.09
My Twig Love Card made it onto the Two Peas Top 10 Gallery today. Always fun to see that happen :)
Project 33 of 365 02.02.09 .
Popped into Restoration Hardware today and picked out this color called Butter for the girls bathroom. It looks a bit yellower in this picture but is in fact the pale yellow color of butter. Can't wait to start working on the room but I first have to prime (yuk).
Have a great Monday
:) Kazan

February 1, 2009

Season of Love

It is no secret that I love February. Kev and I got married on Valentines Day 11 years ago so for me the next month truly signifies the Season of Love. I also love making Valentine party favors for the girls although Laura did point out that Ashton is getting old enough to make her own so this might be the last year that she gives out Valentine Friendship treats made by her Mommy. This is a card I made last year and yes that is a real twig from a Lilac bush outside my office :)
Kevin, Sonia & Christo
Project 30 of 365 01.30.09
Kev and I celebrated Christo's birthday Friday evening at The Keg, Denver. The food is really delicious and their steaks divine. The company was awesome and all in all a very enjoyable evening out with good friends.
Project 31 of 365 01.031.09 .
This morning Alex dressed up in her tutu and and leotard and put on a show like no other. I took this picture of her enjoying a well deserved snack. Every Prima 'ballet-ninas' needs hearts candy snacks after a flawless performance.
Have a fantastic Sunday
:) Kazan hHaveop