Saturday, December 11, 2010

Have you seen it?

It's the December Kit at Birds of a Feather Kit Co..... and it's full of Christmas cheer! There are a few left, get yours now so you can preserve all of your wonderful holiday moments as they happen. The Echo Park and Little Yellow Bicycle papers in this kit are perfect for your photos of snow-play, caroling, Christmas morning and everything in between! There are lots of extras in the boutique too if you like to theme your annual holiday album.... check them out here.

Here's a few projects made with the December kit:

"Days Until Santa" Countdown Calendar
by Deb Harter, December Guest Designer

by Deb Harter, December Guest Designer
"Noel" 2004 Holiday Portrait
by Amy (based on a Sketchabilities sketch)

"Santa Baby"
by Amy (based on a Sketchalicious sketch)

"Merry Christmas 2009"
by Deb Harter, December Guest Designer
"Holiday Wreath"
by Deb Harter, December Guest Designer
And did you know..... shipping is only $6 for your entire order, always! Unless you make an order of $50 or more.... then shipping is FREE. What could be better than that?

Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Sketchalicious #EIGHT

What a fun sketch this was! I used some Cosmo Cricket "Garden Variety" and some pics of my girls feeding the calf at my aunt & uncle's place in Idaho. This was a very memorable part of our vacation for them, and they still talk about it!

I had some Petaloo tie-died flowers and some Jillibean Soup canvas flowers in my stash, along with some little chipboard leaves and Doodlebug sugar-coated brads I've had for goodness knows how long... it felt good to use some stuff I've been hanging onto! 

How will you interpret this sketch? Link us up over at and while you're there, check out what the rest of the design team did with it. Fantastic!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Want to win???

Birds of a Feather Kit Co. is awarding one of these gorgeous kits to a new Facebook Fan TODAY.... head on over there and "like"!!!!

Make sure you also post on the wall so I know who the newbies are :)  Good luck!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Sketchalicious #7

This sketch is so me!!! Layers, layers, layers.....

Here's my interpretation... I used the November kit from Birds of a Feather Kit Co. for these cute holiday portraits of my first two sweethearts.... lots of distressing on the layers, added some Distress Ink and Stickles over that... then added some gorgeous Prima flowers and a Blossoming Vine... 

Here's a couple close-ups... I couldn't use the flash for any of my photos since the portraits themselves are on matte paper... there's lots of sparkle in this page that you can't see here.

I hope you enjoy this sketch as much as I did! Go have a look at the rest of the Design Team's beautiful pages at

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sketchalicious #6

Gotta love that blogger post-scheduler..... I tried to schedule this twice in the last two days but it kept posting right away! I finally gave up and decided to wait until I could actually just post it live.
At any rate, Sketchalicious reveals today, sketch #6!! This was such a fun sketch! I changed it up a little to accommodate my photos, but that's the beauty of sketches..... no rules :)
Here's what I ended up with.... I turned the sketch on it's side, and used BoBunny "Block Party" (I *heart* BoBunny!) which was totally perfect for these photos of my oldest daughter from July 4th.

I'm think I'm still going to add a little glitter to my title, it just seems to need it. Can one ever really have too much glitter?? I think not ;) These alpha-stickers are Prima's "Whispered Words" alphas; they have a velvety texture and I like the size of them. Not too big, not too tiny... I don't always like a big stand-out title.

Check out the Sketchalicious blog to see what the rest of the DT did with this sketch, you'll be glad you did! There's some uber-talented girls on the DT and you're sure to be inspired.
What will you do with it? Upload your layout based on this sketch to the Sketchalicious blog and you could be the next Guest Designer!
Happy Scrappin' :)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Birds of a Feather November Kit & CROP!

Today's the big Grand Opening day!! The November kit has been revealed, and the crop forums are OPEN :) Come on over ( ) and register (free to do so) on the message boards to crop and celebrate with us! There are lots of fun prizes to be had, the crop will run from today through the 23rd so you have tons of time to get stuff done. BINGO is tonight at 8 p.m. eastern time and the winner gets an Echo Park "Winter Time" Collection kit, PLUS some of their gorgeous new double-sided coordinating cardstock. Look forward to seeing you there :)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Birds of a Feather Kit Co.

The October 20th Grand Opening Crop is less than a week away! Wednesday the 20th we'll be kicking off the crop at 8 p.m. eastern (5 p.m. pacific) with a game of Bingo in the forum (if you want to see the awesome prize that's up for grabs for the lucky Bingo winner, check out our Facebook page ), and then we'll be cropping through Saturday! You'll need to register on the message board to participate, but it only takes a minute and the board is free and open to everyone. You can find out how to do this on our website .
Come help us celebrate! There'll be something for everyone :) Don't forget, the first kit will be revealed on the 20th as well, you won't want to miss it!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Moving on.....

Many of you may know by now that Kit 'n Kaboodles, an amazing kit-club site that I've been a member of since 2007 as well as a design team member since 2009, is closing her doors. I am so sad!! I pretty well learned how to scrap there, and made many friends along the way. Lots of good memories, I will miss you KnK.

But, with this transition comes good things also, as I have decided that this is the time to open my own doors! I've started a new month-to-month kit club and online scrap-boutique, including message boards and a very cool NING gallery! I am so excited about this new venture, I hope you will come over and have a look-see :) The site is fully functional at this time and we're already registering new members to the forums and gallery.

The boutique is a work in progress, I am slowly getting my inventory established so you'll need to be a little patient with me there ;) What is it they say... Rome wasn't built in a day?? LOL

My first kit is set to debut at our grand opening on October 20th! We'll have some fun stuff going on in the forums too, so be sure to stop by.

See you soon :)

Friday, October 1, 2010

Flowers, flowers, who gets the flowers?

JEAN, that's who!!!

I used to generate a random number from 1 to 40, and lucky number was 14! I wish I could copy the image of the generator.... but I can't seem to figure it out! If anyone knows how to do that would you please enlighten me? The right click does not have a copy option but I've seen it done so I know there's a way.

Jean said...
I am a new follower. Wow - don't think I have ever seen so many flowers! I could put them to good use.Thank you for a chance to win.

Soooooo.... Jean, send your snail mail address to me at and I will get your flowers on their way :) Congrats!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sketch #4 reveal @ Sketchalicious

Another beautiful and inspiring sketch from Lara at Sketchalicious! Sketch #4 does not disappoint :)
And here's my interpretation: I've been waiting for an opportunity to use Fancy Pants "Rusted Sun", the colors are so rich and lovely! The rustic feel seemed right for a photo I took this past summer during our vacation, actually one of the many photos LOL, of buffalo in Yellowstone National Park. Those big beastly animals are rather majestic in their own way, and their little orange calves are almost cute! Overall, the buffalo make quite an impression. Who knows if I'll ever see one again outside a zoo, so I definitely had to make room for them in our vacation scrapbook.

I used lots of Petaloo flowers (Embossed Velvet, Candies, and Dazzlers), distressed with T.H. Inks and Distress Stickles, added few rub-ons, and cut apart a transparency frame to use as a little extra matting. The border punch is a lattice, and was perfect for some lacing. I used a lighter colored fiber for a subtle effect.
Head on over to the Sketchalicious blog to see what the rest of the Design Team did with this sketch! And if you are so inclined, create your own interpretation and upload it there. You could be our next guest designer :)
Have a great weekend, happy scrapping!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fall Offerings

Did anyone besides me miss out on Basic Grey's gorgeous Fall 2009 line, "Ambrosia"? Well, here's your chance to get it, at well below the manufacturer's suggested retail price. This will include the collection pack (1-each of 18 papers, 1 alpha stickers, 1 sticker elements), a package of Chip Sticker Shapes, a package of Brads, and one sheet of Sticker Mini-Monograms. I have 5 sets left. Send me an email ( and I will get an invoice to you via PayPal ASAP! (Extra shipping will apply for international purchasers.)

I have a couple of extras available from this line:

Extra sheet Sticker Mini-Monogram -- $1.95 ea (still 35% off MSRP)
Striped Paper "Tangy" -- $.45 ea (35% off MSRP)

I also have, from Basic Grey's new line of "Basics", some Micro-Mini-Monogram stickers in black that will compliment "Ambrosia" very nicely. I'd be happy to add it to your shipment for an extra $2.

Just let me know in your initial email to me if you want anything extra.

I can't wait to start crafting with these beautiful fall papers. Even though they aren't "new" this year, they are new to me!! Happy scrapping!

Friday, September 10, 2010

CROP starts today!! FH2S, a faith-based scrapbooking website. It's free to join and free to crop! Just register for the message board and you're in! The challenges are always original and fun, and there are some awesome prizes up for grabs, check out the details at

Happy Scrapping!

Sketchalicious Sketch #3

Sketch #3 has been revealed today at Sketchalicious! Here's the sketch:
And here's my take on it: I've been dying to use these Echo Park papers for nearly a month! I added some Prima flowers, hand-cut leaves, and cut flourishes and part of the title with my Cricut.

The journaling...... which wasn't in the sketch but I absolutely had to tell a little of the story behind these photos!
I usually add a little hand-stitching to my layouts... this time I used stitching to accent the clouds that I cut from a piece of patterned paper. Then I adhered the clouds with dimensional adhesive for some extra definition.
Go check out what the rest of the Design Team has done with this sketch at the Sketchalicious blog. Can you say WOW? What will your interpretation of this sketch be? We want to see! Link it to this post and you will have a chance to be a guest designer for Sketchalicious!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Amy's Bits & Pieces: Flowers Flowers Flowers!!

Many of you know by now that I have been purging my stash, in a big way. My feeling with flowers has always been that there's no way I can have too many.... well I was wrong, as evidenced by drawers in my scrap-space overflowing with them. I can and DO have too many, so many in fact that half the time I can't find what I'm looking for. Plus there's always cool new ways to make your own, as well as all the beautiful new designs they keep bringing into the stores! What's a girl to do to make room for the new? Something that I think us scrappers do best, and that is share the wealth :) Pictured below are all the flowers I've decided that I can do without... and let me tell you, this was not easy. I kept taking some out thinking "surely I'll use these... and these.... and definitely these..." Finally I just threw them all back on the pile, took the photo and got this posted before I could change my mind! Manufacturers include Petaloo, Prima, Bella Blvd., American Crafts, Kaisercraft, Bazzil, and so many more. I didn't count them, but I know there's well over a hundred flowers shown here! I'm even going to throw in a few of my own handmade flowers. If you'd like a chance to welcome these to your own stash, simply leave a comment on this post and follow my blog if you don't already. This giveaway will end with a random winner drawn on October 1st. Good luck :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BetterScrap Challenge #5

Have you been to BetterScrap yet? It's actually Better Living Through Scrapbooking, a great new challenge site that really gets your creativity going!

From the options given for this challenge, I chose my inspirational quote, used a 5x7 photo, and put my title on a curve:
I LOVE the Petaloo flowers! They are actually made from felt, so pretty! And all the papers are My Mind's Eye, Penny Lane.
I've had these Thickers forever and I thought I'd never use them!! Love when I use up some old stash :)
Thanks for looking! If you haven't been over to BetterScrap yet, you should go check it out!!

Winner Winner Winner!!

I am so excited!! Using I generated a number between 2 and 22 and the lucky number is 10! You'll be the lucky recipient of twenty packages of rub-ons :)

Angie said...
Holy cow! awesome giveaway! They look so much fun, thanks for the chance to win!
August 11, 2010 10:27 AM

Angie, send me an email ( with your mailing address and then start watching your mailbox! Congrats!

For everyone else, never fear.... another giveaway will be up by next week and this month's theme is Flowers :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

**Sketchalicious** Sketch #2 reveal

Today we're revealing Layout sketch #2 from the very talented sketch designer Lara, at Sketchalicious!...and here's my interpretation... For this layout I used Basic Grey "Green at Heart" and a photo of my girls standing on the dock at my Aunt & Uncle's house, which I anchored with a bit of white paint. Also, because the sun was setting to the right in the photo, I flipped the sketch. The banners aren't supposed to be a sun, necessarily, but they give that kind of feel so it just seemed to flow better this way. I used some hand-stitching to further that theme as well.How will you interpret this sketch? Head on over to Sketchalicious and check out what the rest of the Design Team did with it! And when you've finished your own, be sure to link us up with your creation!

Monday, August 23, 2010

KnK September kit reveal #1

Just a quick post today, but wanted to share my first reveal with the September kit! Lots of spritzing, inking, and getting my hands dirty in general! I've posted this reveal on the Kreative Kaboodles blog, if you'd like to read any of the detail on how I created each of these layouts, click HERE.

Enjoy your week!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Snapshot

Probably my most favorite photo from Yellowstone N.P.
June 2010. So inspiring.