Saturday, March 31, 2012

New project for WOW powders

Hi Friends,
Happy Saturday, I hope that you are all having a lovely start to your weekend.
I wanted to share with you my most recent project for WOW! embossing powders. Our team post is up on their blog today, so be sure and stop by!

Unsung Hero book

supplies: Basically Bare chipboard book
Little Yellow Bicycle pattern papers (Saturdays collection)
*about the book: This book signifies two deployments that we have been through as a military family. I used the envelope pages to tuck in notes and letters that my husband sent us during his deployments.
Supplies used:
WOW! Embossing powders Pantry collection:pepper, blueberry
WOW Collection: Bright white
WOW stamps used:
Call Me stamp set: script
French Music notes background stamp
Brocade background stamp

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Easter treats with Epiphany Crafts

Tasty Easter treat bags with Epiphany Crafts!

Hi Friends,
I have some fun treat bags to share with you today that I made for Epiphany Crafts.

and an Easter wishes card:

supplies used:
EC round 14 shape studio maker, round 14 bubblecap,
EC round 14 vintage setting - cabana
EC round 14 button studio maker, round 14 acrylic buttons
EC heart 20 button studio maker, heart 20 acrylic buttons
paper: American Crafts (Pebbles), (Dear Lizzy) collections
Hambly: banner and wish rub ons
Glitz: pom ribbon
EK Success: scallop border punch
other: doilies, jute, bags (craft supply)

Be sure to stop by the EC blog where the DT is sharing Easter treats all month long!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A sweet life...

Hi friends,

I wanted to share a project that is up today on The GCD Studios blog using the brand new Splendor collection.

I wanted to create a project this month inspired by fashion. I was inspired by this link by Elle Magazine. In their current fashion trend report for Spring 2012 they noted that one of the trends that is hot right now is birds.
I chose to implement this on my project by adding feathers to my layout.

A Sweet Life layout:

I love the look. The feathers add texture to the layout, but don't take away from the design. Another fun technique that I used on this page, is that I created my own flags by cutting banner shapes out of yummy Splendor papers and then gluing them down to bamboo sticks (that I found in my kitchen pantry), so fun!

Here is a close up:

Have you ever created a project inspired by fashion?
~ Gina

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

a litte bit of news..

Hi friends,
I hope that you are all having a good week. I wanted to take a moment and share a little bit of good news with my Australia/New Zealand friends. Ruby Rock-it is having a DT call for Australian and New Zealand Design Team members. They are a great company so if you live in the area or you know someone that does this is a great opportunity. You can read the full announcement here.

I haven't been posting a lot this month, my son is home off-track. So I have been spending my days with him (mostly playing Monopoly). I have a new project that will be up on my blog tomorrow for GCD studios, so be sure to stop by.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patty's Day Instagram blog hop

*Update - winner of the IG Blog Hop announced:
Acelve d-sign Mar 19, 2012 06:49 PM

My name is evelyn you can find me on Instagram : geekgalz.
Evelyn, please send me an email @ so that I can mail out your prize. Thanks everyone for playing along.

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by! I assume you are here for the St. Patty's Day Instagram blog hop - glad you found us!

We are a group of INSTAGRAM buddies that were invited to do an Instagram blog hop. Thank you Jessy Christopher for organizing this!

First I have something GREEN to share with you. Here is a recent layout that I completed using Ruby Rock-it's new Nostalgia line.

Did you notice that I used Instagram photos on my layout? I just couldn't help myself.
I Love the colors in this line and their GREEN textured cardstock was just begging to be sanded down. And because I love ink and texture so much, I added some canvas paper and Mister Huey's spray ink.

and now for the GREEN giveaway.....

Here is what I am offering up:

- Smash date stamp by K&co.
- Studio Calico paper
- 2 feet. of chevron grosgrain ribbon

fun stuff right? Here are the blog hop rules for your chance to win my giveaway:

- become a follower
- leave an answer to the question - Does your family celebrate St. Patricks day?
Do you have a special tradition that you do to celebrate the holiday?
- Be sure to leave your email address or link to your blog, so that I can contact you
if you win.
- Visit the line up of my IG buddies participating in the blog hop for chances to win the fabulous prizes that they are offering up!

Here is the line up of all my instagram buddies that are giving something GREEN away on their blog.

BLOG HOP LIST: (in no particular order)

YOU ARE HERE Gina Lideros IG name: ginalideros

Laura Banasiak IG name: laurabanasiak

Leah Farquharson IG name: bluebirdchicllc

Jamie Lee IG name: jyylee

Faridah Hajarmustika IG name: mustikmonkeys

Suryanti Halim IG name: isur

Katy Hedger IG name: polkadotlove

Wati Basri IG name: watibasri

Jenny Gecos IG name: mrsjennyg

Allison Waken IG name: allisonwaken

Kristine Davidson IG name: kristined

Sasha Farina IG name: sashafarina

Lindsey Hansen IG name: lindzeyhanzen

Leena Loh IG name: findingnana

Nina Burgess IG name: ladybugnina

Azura Alyssa IG name: azuraalyssa

Sophia Allison IG name: sophiaallison

Vee Jennings IG name: strawbvee

NattArida Smith IG name: tinynatt

Amy Lynne Lassiter IG name: amlynnelassiter

Helga Vergara IG name: helga_vergara

Michelle Lanning IG name: michellelanning

Juanna Sia IG name: juannahope

Daniela Dobson IG name: danieladobson

Jeanne M. Wigoena IG name: jeannew

Michelle K IG name: michellek

Vanessa Rupp-Hayden IG name: veerupp

Jessy Christopher IG name: jcchris

Blog hop starts 17 March, 7am PST and ends 20 March, 11.59pm PST. Happy Hopping and Good luck!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

rocking Wednesday with some cards

Hi Friends,
I hope that you are all enjoying some nice warm spring weather in your area. We had a couple of days of warm sunny weather last week and now it is raining non stop. I'm hoping for a sunny day again soon.
I have a couple of themed cards that I made last week that I would like to share with you using the Paper Doll line and Paper Boy line from Ruby Rock-it designs.

Girl's just wanna have fun card:

I used pattern paper, and banners from their Paper Doll collection and embossed cardstock from their Bella! collection. I just love their embossed cardstock so much. To show off the pattern I sanded it slightly with a piece of sandpaper from my husbands workshop. Who says that tools aren't for crafting? lol.

Next up I have a boy's themed card using their Paper Boy collection.

Let's Roll card:

I added a strip of canvas and I used the round 25 shape studio tool from Epiphany Crafts to make the round bubblecap. I just love that it fits perfectly into bottlecaps!

That's it for today, thanks for letting me share!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

leaving on a train...but she'll be back again...

Another fun crafting weekend went by fast. My good friend Suzy West came to stay with me over the past few days. Suzy lives about 2 hours away and takes the train to come visit me about once a month. I can say that I am a pretty lucky gal to have her in my life and cherish all the fun times that we have together. On Tuesday we went out to lunch with our good friend Tricia Wilson. Here is a photo of the 3 of us at Chik fil a (Suzy's favorite spot):

so fun! We even hugged the Chik fil a cow :)

One thing that I love about Suzy's visits is that we always get tons of projects done.
I haven't finished photographing these yet and we have had gloomy windy weather, so I am just going to share a sneak of what I created using Ruby Rock-it papers.

from the paper doll collection:

from the Nostalgia collection:

That's it for now, I am sad that I had to drop off my dear friend at the train station today, but I know that she will be back again soon. She never stays away very long. hehe
I will post full photos of my projects as soon as the weather brightens up a bit.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

rockin' it with August Moon and a DT call!

Hi friends,
I have a project up today on the Ruby Rock-it blog using the brand new August Moon range that was released at CHA. This collection has lots of pale pinks, creams, and blues, and yummy silver glitter cardstock. Perfect for elegant occasions and projects. I thought that I would add in some dark grey cardstock to really make the colors pop.

Everyday soul sisters layout:

for the background paper, I used a dark grey embossed cardstock from our Bella! collection, and I rubbed sandpaper over the embossed pattern to really make the texture stand out.

I just love this pink mini pom pom trim that is part of the August Moon collection. So, what do you think of Ruby Rock-it's products? Pretty sweet, huh? Ruby Rock-it designs just announced this week that they are adding to our team, and are currently
looking for DT members that are based out of Australia, and New Zealand. So, I wanted to link up some info for all my Australia and New Zealand friends, the call can be viewed here.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. Have a rockin' week!