Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Admit One... or two!

I haven't been crafting too much this summer, 4 kids in tow doesn't allow for much creativity in this house. BUT I came across some photos from my daughter's birthday party a couple years ago and I rediscovered these lovely invites I created for the event. We were taking all her friends to see The Lorax in the theater and there wasn't exactly a ton of Lorax themed party stuff on the market, so I did what any crafter would do, I made my own. :)

The big tickets and the Lorax mustaches were created using my Cameo, the rest of the Lorax is just some circle punches and the "Admit One(two)" are stamped and embossed alpha stamps. They didn't take too long to make and the kids really loved them. 
I created a few other treats for the party as well...

Lorax mustaches on a stick from using felt and Truffula trees using pipe cleaners and pom poms.

I decorated my daughter's gift bag with a little scene and quote from the movie and I made her a little Lorax for her room.

Stop by Paper Issues and share your projects with us! If you do, you could win an awesome prize pack from Fancy Pants!
(Details can be found at Paper Issues)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Hey there! 
I know it's been a bit since I have blogged. It has been a very busy summer, here. I have my two kids and my brother's two kids in tow with me everyday. We have been trying to make the best of the gorgeous weather and there are a few back to back birthdays in my family in the summer. It's been go-go-go!

I had totally forgotten to share my last project for the Chic Tags team with you. I am sad to go. I chose not to re-enlist so-to-speak because life has gotten pretty busy lately and I really don't have as much time as I used to, to dedicate to scrapbooking.

Here's my very last Chic Tags DT project...

I used my cameo to cut out and print the title. I LOVE that machine!
And as a bonus, this project just so happens to coordinate with the current Paper Issues "issue"...Say Cheese, as this is my favorite pic of us to date. My title is from the song Home is wherever I'm with you by: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and I did a bit of mixing it up with the products, I created a "patterned paper" by combining a couple masks, as well as mixing some Die Cuts With a View with my Chic Tags stuff.

Thanks for stopping by! 
See you soon!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

I've got a super cute camera scarf and you can too!

Isn't is adorable?!?! 
You can get one (or one of every color) for yourself HERE at Bethany Lane.
It comes in 4 different colors and they are only $8.99 a piece. BUT if you buy 4 AND use the code: MRloveBL$5off$ (it needs to be entered in step 2 of checkout)
that knocks the price down to $5.50/scarf!
The code is good for any order over $5 so whether you buy one or a hundred, you can still save some dough. Move quickly though because this offer only lasts until 7/22 or until supplies last!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hey there! 
Welcome to Day 2 of the Chic Tags/ The Twinery blog hop!
You must have found your way here from Christine Meyer's blog. 
If not, be sure to check the list below and start from the beginning so you can see all the lovely projects.

For my layout, I kept it simple, yet busy all at the same time.

It's simple because I stuck to only a few products but its busy because there is enough scattered here and there that your eye is drawn all over the page to take it all in. 
I wanted to use a significant amount of twine, so I started by mapping out where I wanted my twine, and what colors I wanted to showcase. I wrapped the center(ish) of my layout with the Twinery's Caribbean, Stone, and Pink Sorbet solid color twines. I added my title and photo, then I layered on the Chic Tags Cloud 9 Sequins, Mini Icons, Squares, Tidbits, and Label Stickers.

Here's a closeup of that beautiful twine...

Be sure to stop at the Chic Tags and The Twinery blogs first. And if you missed yesterday's hop you will want to catch those links there as well. There will be a prize from each company given out so hop over to The Twinery's blog to find out how you could win this...

and stop by the Chic Tags blog to see how you could win this...

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying the hop.
Below, you will find a list of today's hop stops in case you get lost.
Your next stop is Jennifer Cuthbertson
Have fun!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Gettin' the scoop on the sweet days of summer with Paper Issues

It's that time again! 
The new issue is up at Paper Issues and this round we are gettin' the scoop on the sweet days of summer and Bella Blvd. is our sponsor. :) Stop by the linky party and check out what some of the PI team did with the beautiful Bella Blvd. goodies as well as what the other linkers have been creating(it IS a party, you know).
Here's what I created using the Bella Blvd. Summer Squeeze collection...

I had such a great time using Bella Blvd.'s Summer Squeeze collection and you could too, if you link us up at Paper Issues with your project!

And if you just can't wait to see if you're the big winner of the Bella Blvd. Summer Squeeze collection, you can pick yourself up some at the Paper Issues store and use the code MANDYKAY to save 20% off your order!

And here are a few links for our sponsor...

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Chic Tags and me

Hey there! 
I stopped by to share the two Chic Tags layouts that I have up on the Chic Tags Blog recently.

First up, the monthly sketch has been posted and I played along. 
Here is my Cloud 9 layout based on the June sketch...

And here is another layout from me, featuring Let's Go...

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Very Chic and Totally Odd Hop

We are VERY pleased to welcome you to A Very Chic and Totally Odd Hop!

Chic Tags and Some Odd Girl have partnered up to show you some magic that combines our products into BEAUTIFUL paper crafting projects! We're so glad you're here!
Now through Sunday at midnight EDT, you can enjoy some gorgeous inspiration from the Chic Tags Creative Team and the Odd Girls, leaving your comments at each stop along the way, and on Tuesday, July 1st, a winner will be announced at each blog... Both winners will get $15 to spend at EACH of the Chic Tags and Some Odd Girl shops!

You should have arrived from Angie Boutiller's blog; there are 11 stops in total. As you make your way around to each of the blogs, we are QUITE sure your head will be spinning with ideas! The Chic Tags Creative Team was certainly inspired by the fun Some Odd Girl stamps they received, and we think you're going to like what's in store.

I hope you are as inspired as I am by this amazing collaboration!
I had the pleasure of working with the SOG Breakfast Friends clear stamp set and my oh my did I have some fun with it! I stamped my happy little coffee mug onto some white cardstock and then again on a piece of patterned paper. On the white cardstock, I colored the mouth, handle, and coffee parts, then cut them out. I adhered them to the stamped image on the patterned paper and then cut that out as well. I layered up my papers and die-cuts, adhered them to the card then, I stamped out my sentiment and trimmed the cardstock into a banner shape. I think it turned out pretty cute, how about you?

From here, you're heading over to visit the Chic Tags blog!
Be sure to comment on ALL posts, and you'll be eligible to win!

In case you get lost along the way, here is your full hop list:

Thank you SO MUCH to Some Odd Girl for partnering up with us for this fun event, and to all of you joining us, happy hopping!