Friday, July 1, 2011

SNeak a Peek at this....

They're here!  They're here!
New Paper Release!

Catch them at CHA Chicago
  Booth 1315

Or check out the blog every week for ideas and more peeks!

ust Chillin’ is a teen based collection that works for any boy, from hard core to preppy. But it also has some elements and patterns for the Dudettes in your life. Your text crazed teenagers will love this collection. It has all the trendy elements that just scream 2011 teenager!

Looking for a collection to capture all of those great winter activities, that’s not Christmas themed? Drum roll please…introducing Frozen Tozen! This collection is perfect for for scrapping those sledding, ice skating and ski trip memories. If you and your family love the outdoors in the winter time, this collection is for you!

This collection is all about those BFs! Have you ever looked for the perfect collection to share your favorite memories of your BFF? Well, this is the collection for you! It’s bright, it’s fun, and it’s all for “the girls” in your life. We hope you like what you see!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sneak Peeks and More!

Guess What? 

TaDa Creative Studio's sneak peeks are available to view tomorrow!  Be sure to check back and see what all of the excitement is about.  Head to the blog via this link:  TaDa Blog.

Until then - enjoy this layout I made for the TaDa Facebook page.  Then head on over to become a fan!

I used the FESTIVUS paper line titled - Star Spangled Banner along with a layered paper, pockets,  and a stampede from that collection. 

Here is a close-up of the pocket.

Here is a close up of the stampede and a bit of the layers.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chance for free stuff....sign me up!

Did I say FREE scrapbooking  stuff?
Just become a Facebook Fan...
We can never have enough!

Creating Keepsakes reached 40,00 fans on Facebook.  In order to celebrate, they will be giving away a ton of goodies!  Some of those goodies are the from the fabulous TADA CREATIVE STUDIOS lines.

So...what do you do you might ask?  It is simple:
Also - just as an FYI - CHA is fast approaching, which means…NEW RELEASES ARE ON THE WAY!!!!So be sure to head on over to the TADA blog starting July 1 for some amazing teases -

In case you are lazy like me, here is the "down-low" on the Creating Keepsakes special day:
Creating Keepsakes magazine has reached 40K fans on Facebook!! To celebrate, we're throwing a day-long party here on Facebook June 23!

Party Line-Up (all U.S. Mountain Daylight time zone). If you need help converting these times to your time zone, a time zone converter can help!   
9:00 MDT Party Kickoff; announcement of 40 winners of free 1-year subscriptions to Creating Keepsakes magazine
10:00 MDT Chat with Dream Team member Kim Watson
11:00 MDT Scrap challenge from Dream Team member Maggie Holmes
1:00 MDT Scrap challenge from Dream Team member Laura Vegas
2:30 MDT Chat with Dream Team member Suzy Plantamura
3:30 MDT Scrap challenge from Dream Team member Susan Weinroth
5:00 MDT Chat with creative editor Megan Hoeppner
6:00 MDT Challenge grand prize winners announced; party closes

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I have met Punky Sprouts!!!!

Welcome to Day 10 of the 
TaDa & Punky Sprouts Blog Hop!

Rules for a chance to win FREE products:
  • Each day go to the following 2 blogs: 
  • Post comments to show your participation. Punky Sprout mini books, created with TaDa product, will be posted daily. Additional links to DT member blogs will contain tutorials of the projects. 
  • At the end of the 12 day hop, please go to each manufacture’s blog and post a comment telling them your favorite album style and favorite paper collection used in the samples shown during the hop. Your name will then be entered in a drawing to win both! 
  • 3 winners will be picked!

Sometimes mini albums can be so daunting or intimidating.  I struggle with what subject I should use or topic I should tackle.  Then once I decide I ask myself if I should give it away as a gift.  Usually I don't since I am a hoarder and I have trouble parting with my works of art.  Any which way - when Annette and Mary from TaDa introduced me to these amazingly sweet albums from Punky Sprouts I knew all of my worries about mini albums were just over!

For my take on this challenge, the Punky Sprout album (Sweetie Sprout) I received inspired me to create with the TaDa paper line called Whirly Gig.

On this cover, which happens to be acrylic, I decided to use the Ooh La La Layers paper in Moscow Motif to create a see-through line to the next page.  Adding a bit of bling and a chipboard heart helped spice up the cover.  I covered the chipboard heart on both sides with one of the Whirly Gig papers and added a Tag-a-Ma-Jig to date the album.  What you can see through the acrylic is the next page which happens to be canvas.....
Choosing the theme was difficult, but I went with the drive and inspiration my kids have had this year.  As a family, we believe in setting goals and dreaming of what can truly happen in our lives.  So I  thought that this album might remind them each day of the goals they have set for the year.  First I used a spray mist (Shimmerz Vibz in Hot Fudge) to visually texturize the canvas.  I used a Tag-a-Ma-Jig and some coordinating ribbon to cover the cardboard border on the canvas.  Then I added embellishments and a title backed with Whirly Gig paper and some bling and ribbon.  I also sewed on some buttons through the canvas as a border.

Moving on the the first double spread pages of the book.....The left side is on the reverse of the canvas that is also misted and the right side is on the first chipboard page.  On the left I used burlap to back Emma's photo of which I stitched it to the burlap.  Using Pocket Notes and Tag-a-Ma-Jigs I journaled, titled, and accented the page.  On the right, I covered the chipboard with Whirly Gig paper and again backed Jack's picture in burlap and used Pocket Notes and Tag-a-Ma-Jigs to journal, title, and accent the page

Moving on the the second double spread pages of the book.....The left side is on the reverse of the previous chipboard and the right side is on the next canvas page (misted less heavily with the same Shimmerz Vibez in Hot Fudge).  On both sides I used the same technique as the above spread using Tag-a-Ma-Jigs and Pocket Notes to journal, title, and accent the spread.  Never forget your bling either!

Ont the reverse of the above canvas that is also misted with Shimmerz, I placed a group photo along with bling and accents from the Whirly Gig collection.  The last page is acrylic, so I double sided a sticker journaling box and added bling to spice it up.

The back of the acrylic page has the reverse paper image from the above page.  I added a smaller chipboard heart covered in Whirly Gig paper and a journaled tag.  Lastly I bound the journal with three binder rings and tied coordinating ribbon through them to add some flair. 

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Dynamic Duo

Don’t miss out on this awe inspiring blog hop!

TaDa Creative Studios’ and Punky Sprouts’ design teams have paired up to bring you this Mini-book Bonanza. Stop by either blog (TaDa Creative Studios or Punky Sprouts) each day for new inspiration.

The hop will run from May 16th thru the 27th.

Rules for a chance to win FREE products:

  • Each day go to the following 2 blogs: 
  • Post comments to show your participation. Punky Sprout mini books, created with TaDa product, will be posted daily. Additional links to DT member blogs will contain tutorials of the projects. 
  • At the end of the 12 day hop, please go to each manufacture’s blog and post a comment telling them your favorite album style and favorite paper collection used in the samples shown during the hop. Your name will then be entered in a drawing to win both! 
  • 3 winners will be picked!
Good luck!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Clownin' Around

Do you ever just wish you could be a true kid again - not the "kid-at-heart" - rather truly look at life through three-year-old eyes again?  I have to believe that a three year old does believe the world is tough place.  My baby, who is three, surely does.  He gets everything stolen, he is the brunt of all the stunts, and he always seems to get left behind.  Tough life, huh?

Even though life is tough at age three, I still would love to "look up" at life again rather than "down" at it all the time.  Do you get my drift?

With that all said, I love, love, love my three year old.  Even though I can not literally look through that age eyes again, I can vicariously live through him.  Believe me I do.  Look at him here in action:

Can't you just see the inner devil waiting to jump out at the camera?  He is usually very shy, but when it was just us at the beach in California, nothing could stop him.  The waves were scary, but if you stick to the sand you are all good.  I adore the wisdom of a three year old.  I think that is why I ended up with four children and if they didn't cost so much I may have had a dozen!!!!

Well friends, be sure to check out the snazzy Ta Da Creative Studios paper I used.  This fun "Under the Big Top" Line is so versatile, bright, and F-U-N!!!  Go craft now!

Also - I made it back on the design team for Ta Da!  I am so excited to craft away with their amazing products!  Thanks Mary and Annette for having faith in me.  It means the world to me!


Monday, March 14, 2011

What's new and groovy....

Tile, bottle cap, and tray pendants in a variety of themes and styles
Bottle caps with bails, tray pendants, and scrabble tiles with bails
This is a tray with crystal on a ribbon chain
Scrabble tile with crystal on a silver chain
Hair Flower - Fabric burnt at edges with sequins and beaded middle
Clipped Flower - Crochet middles available
Clipped Flowers - Fabric frayed our in petals with a button center
Clipped Flowers - Sequin sewn center
Small, medium and large clipped flowers in all colors and combinations
We are always willing to take orders for pendants and flowers.  Just send one of us an email and we can get you a price quote.  

Currently we are working on wedding and first communion flowers.  Please request a sneak peek if you are interested.

Also - come check us out atour next event.....
YMCA Strong Kid's Women's Outing
April 1st at 6:30
$20 a ticket for a fun night of shopping and BUNCO



I count my blessings almost daily.  The thing that comes up tops on my list almost every time is my children!

Check out the Ta Da Creative Studios scrapbook and cardmaking paper and catch up on the latest at -

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Check out more about these Ta-Da Creative Studios samples at their blog

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ta-Da Blog Hop Starts Today!!!!

The BLOG HOP starts at TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog  -- so head there to begin your hop and to be sure not to miss any designers! Thank you!  Otherwise...

WELCOME from Christy's blog!
Welcome to TaDa Creative Studios’ 
After The Holiday Blog Hop!
TaDa Creative Studios is excited to sponsor its first blog hop ever! Throughout the Hop, we will be featuring projects from our most recent collections – Jolly Holly Days, Big Top , and Bountiful Blooms. We hope that you enjoy reviewing all the projects just as we enjoyed created them for you!

My double-layout project uses Jolly Holly Days!  Christmas is so fresh in my mind that I needed to take the time to capture those precious moments that each of my children had.  There was no better way than with this TaDa collection!! 

As many of you, I love to scrapbook!  However, having four children requires me to sort through tons of pictures - all of which are sentimental to me.  Due to the amount of pictures I have, I am always trying to find layouts that can handle multiple pictures as well as some fun and craftiness.  When I looked at this collection (Jolly Holly Days), the stockings truly inspired me.  From this aspect, my design sprung:

I used the "Long Stocking" paper as my beginning guide.  I placed a slice of "Hung with Care" for the opposite side of the stocking (the see-through side, so-to-speak).  From there I matched a solid paper to the red in the "Hung with Care" and started on the other half of the double lay out.  I used the reverse of "Hung with Care" to create a swoop of stockings, adding bling and a title where I could.  I then built a fireplace using "Ginger and Lace" and scraps from my first papers and the "Snippets and Clippets".  So you know - the "Snippets and Clippets" can be cut and sliced to add embellishments throughout any project - as you can see in my layout.  Of course the last thing is to add the perfect pictures and a bit of journaling.....and TA-DA...I have a lovely layout!!!

Here they are up close:
Now a reminder of the logistics....

Leave a comment on all of the participating blogs (listed below).   Important: On the TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog, please leave a COMMENT to the question "What was your favorite project?"

WhenSaturday, Jan. 15 from 10:00AM U.S. Central Standard Time to Monday, Jan. 17 at 11:59PM U.S. Central Standard Time.
Winners:  Three lucky people will be randomly selected and announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19 - visit TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog for good news!
Prizes:  Three different prizes will be given away – one of each featured collection Jolly Holly Days, Big Top , or Bountiful Blooms.  TaDa Creative Studios reserves the right to choose which collection to send to the winners.
HOP AWAY In An Orderly Fashion!

TaDa Creative Studios
Margie Higuchi
Nicole Stark
Stacey Hansen
Rita Barakat
Julie Detlef
Christy Davis
Marianne Luken 
Your last hop is back to TaDa Creative Studios’ Blog to leave comment to answer “What project was your favorite?”  

Thanks for visiting, good luck, and please come back from time to time!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Ta-Da Blog Hop This Weekend!!!

Did you know that TaDa Creative Studios is holding its first BLOG HOP? 

Come find out this Saturday, January 15th!

Participate for the chance to win one of three collections – Bountiful Blooms, Big Top and Jolly Holly Days.

Stay tuned this Saturday (January 15th) and read the details!