I {love} me some new TCD!

Teresa Collins Designs, that is! I was lucky enough to win all four of her new collections for taking part in a raffle for Haiti she had on her blog. How cool is that? I would have bought them all anyway so winning them was sweet. I was planning on spending the rest of February cleaning and organizing closets, hahahahah! I was so inspired by all of my new stuff and my Shimmerz Vibez, I haven't left my studio much the past week! :) It feels so great to be back on a roll creating again. It makes me SO happy!

Here are some projects that I created yesterday...
The first is a layout I did for my friend Paige. She is a fabulous photographer and also the daughter of one of my bestest friends in the world, Kelly. Paige got married a little over a year ago in Chicago. The wedding was amazing and so much fun! She had some really cool pictures taken by her dear friend Erin (also a fabulous photographer!) and she sent them to me to create with! I've only just begun to create with these pictures and the beautiful new paper lines from TCD. I mixed the Mr & Mrs and Welcome Home lines. The great thing about these lines is that they are all black, white and cream. You can add colors that compliment your photos and projects. I used the new Vibez color called Rolling in The Hay. It is a soft yellowish gold and so perfect for these photos! I also used some Tuscan Sun Spritz and some Coal Shimmerz paint (on the chipboard letter W).

Here are a couple of close ups...

On this next project I also used the Rolling in the Hay Vibez and the Tuscan Sun Spritz. The frame looks so shimmery in person. The ribbon was off white but I just sprayed a little Vibez and got the perfect golden yellow color I was aiming for. The background is actually one of two flocked, black on black chipboard covers for a mini album but I was thinking "outside of the book" and thought it would make a great wall hanging.

I have more creations to share with you tomorrow and a new Shimmerz Ed video as well so check back in!
Blessings and peace,


Birthday cards...

Here are a couple of birthday cards that I created with some mini bingo cards from Jenni Bowlin Studios and a little bit o' Shimmerz paints.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Sweet As Candy

Here is another layout that I created for my friend Denise and her daughter Sarah...

I love this line of shimmery paper from Reminisce and I wanted my background paper to be shimmery and for the color to match the colors in the papers. I layered two shades of Shimmerz new Vibez to get this color. I used Red-y Or Not on top of Razzle Dazzle Berry and the color turned out perfect. The background is now super shimmery just like the patterned papers!

Love to you!
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Sweet 16!

Yesterday my oldest son turned 16! Wow, time flies. Seems like yesterday he was this bald little baby!

I'm so proud of him and the young man he has grown into. Speaking of growing, geesh, the years have not been kind to my figure! Oh, to be that thin again! :)

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I've been in kind of a Shabby Chic kind of mood, design wise lately so I decided to do a shabby type layout. My friend Denise sent me these adorable pictures of her kids taken by her friend Stacie Petrini. I'm going to scrap some of them in color as well because the color ones are so cute but for this layout, the sepia toned ones worked better.

I made the flowers with rolled up patterned paper and then spritzed them with Cotton Candy Spritz. I also sprinkled on some pink glitter from Making Memories. One of the flowers I made with rolled up silk ribbon and also spritzed it with Cotton Candy. The "S" in the title was made with rolled up paper and spritzed with Hot Fudge Vibez. Love that color! I also used it on the chipboard key, on the large doily and the edges of the small doily. I used Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez all around the edges of the layout. It is such a bright, pretty color!

The color of Vibez that I am just crazy about right now is Vertigre! I used it on the leaves on this layout. I folded the leaves in half before I spritzed them and the coppery shimmer pooled in the fold and dried that way. I think the look is fantastic!

In my next Shimmerz Ed Video, I will teach you the rolled paper flower technique as well as the paper roses on my latest canvas. I'll let you know when it is filmed and posted! In the mean time, you have to watch the latest video from Lucy Edson here. She made some fabulous flowers with quilt batting! Check it out!
Blessings and peace,



Here are a couple of quotes I received in my in-box this morning that I thought I would share with you...


Simply seek happiness, and you are not likely to find it. Seek to create and love without regard to your happiness, and you will likely be happy much of the time.
- M. Scott Peck

A comfortable house is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.
- Sydney Smith

Love 'em! Happy Friday! I'm going to try to squeeze in a Five Faves Friday post later! It's been a while!

Love 2 U!
- L


Here's just a few...

of the Valentine's Day cards that I have created this week. I've got a huge pile of them that I am working on putting the finishing touches on but I thought I'd post a few for you that are done...

I honestly can't remember the last time my husband and I went on a date for Valentine's Day but this year we are! Special K's brother Joe is coming to town and is insisting that my honey and I get a little one on one time. Date night... YIPPEE! Now, what to do and where to go? Any suggestions?

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My Sweet Nate

I dug out a box of chipboard letters (tons of them!) that I've had forever to finish up this layout that I did a year ago! Do any of you do that? Start a layout and then put it aside for a while? :)

On the "My Sweet" letters I used the new Shimmerz Pearlz. I painted them with Ballet Slipper and then stippled them with Pearl. I love the opaqueness of this product!

On the "Nate" letters I used the new Shimmerz Vibez in Before Dawn which is a wicked shimmery dark charcoal, almost black. I can't believe the saturation you get with just one coat of Vibez on raw chipboard. Amazing!





Hmmmm, now that I look at the layout again, I think it needs some handwritten journaling strips on the bottom left! I'm always adding more to my layouts after they are "done"!

Blessings and love,
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Shimmerz Vibez Love Canvas

Hello! Happy Shimmerz Vibez premiere day! I'm really loving visiting the Shimmerz Ed team and Design team to see all of the projects they have created. Such inspiration!!

I started playing around with making some paper roses after seeing some in the craft store and seeing how expensive they were. I made the red rose below out of a paper grocery bag. I just cut a big circle and then cut it into a spiral. I wrapped the paper around and around until it resembled a rose. You could cut into it to make petals but I liked the rustic look of leaving it rough. I then sprayed it with Vibez in Red-y Or Not (my fave). I cut the leaves out of a paper bag as well and sprayed them with a beautiful green shade called Vertigre. Now, believe it or not, the pink roses are sprayed with the same color but since I made them out of plain white copy paper instead of the paper bag, the shade looks totally different! I really loved the way the flowers came out so I decided to put them on a canvas. The chipboard LOVE is from Making Memories. I painted it with some crackle paint for some texture and then sprayed it with a couple of coats of Jeni B Blue. Love that color too! I think it is my second fave! For the background of the canvas, I painted it with some copper acrylic paint and then sprayed it with Penny Pincher, a gorgeous shade of copper.





For the finishing touches, I added a little bling from Prima, some ribbon and a corsage pin from Making Memories and some T-Drops (love those!!) from Teresa Collins. I found the cute ruffled ribbon at our local scrapbook store. I'll do a little video tutorial on how to make the roses very soon, so keep checking back. I also have a Valentine's Day layout that I will post for you tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment on any of the Vibez posts below for a chance to win a bottle of my favorite color!

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Vibez are finally here!!

Introducing VIBEZ....16 Vibrant Colors with intense Shimmer and Shine!!! Shimmerz is giving away a FULL Collection Set of Vibez Miniz to one lucky blog reader that makes a purchase from the Shimmerz site today! Set contains all 16 colors!

I am so excited about this product! The bright, vibrant colors are fantastic!
Watch this video to see some gorgeous creations made with vibes. (Make sure you pause my music playlist before you play the video.)

Leave a comment below to win a bottle of Vibez! I am giving away my very favorite color which is Red-y Or Not!!

Be sure to check back later for a couple of my projects and some HOW-TOs!!