Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A quick hello :)

HI! everyone.....I just wanted to pop in for a quickie update.

Right now I am at the airport, waiting for a flight to visit with my brother. Tomorrow he and I are driving from his home in Utah to be with our family in Washington state. We very recently found out that one of my sisters is very sick, and we want to be with her when she has her surgery. I haven't been making as much crafty goodnes.....just mostly preparing for this trip.

I do have some projects to share, and will try and make time for some fun posts while I am away. I'm sure I'll have some pretty pictures of WA to share too :-)

Have a beautiful day!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Dear Gloria, today is your birthday.....

Shadowbox For Gloria

.....and you are out having an adventure somewhere.  I wish you the happiest day.  You are one of the sweetest, kindest, down to earth, most creative people I know, and I am so blessed to have you in my life.  Thank you.

Happy, happy, happy birthday to you!!!!
Love, Carrie

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pink Ninja Monday!

.....and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my beautiful little sister Amber!!!

PNA Amber's Birthday

PNA Amber's Birthday Collage

This is one of my new favorite layouts :)

I made it to celebrate my sister turning 24.....I used some of her favorite colors.....a photo that I took of her looking super cheerful on the Elwha River.....only the best of product from the Pink Ninja Addicts May Kits.....layered lots of papers behind and on top of the McCalls Pattern (which I still love doing) all makes me just so happy!

So, I'm sure my sis is at a fabulous spa somewhere with her girlfriends in Seattle.....having the best day.  And later this evening she will be with my family in Mom is making her a special cake, and dinner, and she deserves every bit of it!  I love you sis!!! 

Don't forget to enter for a change to win some fun giveaways for the Pink Ninja Addicts Blog Hop.  Details HERE.

And Happy Pink Ninja Monday!
<3 Carrie

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pink Ninja addicts Blog Hop w/ Celine Navarro!

Celine is one of my all time favorite scrapbookers!  I am so excited that she is the Ninja In The Spotlight for May!!!  She makes the most beautiful things!

On this blog hop you get to see some goodies that us girlies have made with the Pink Ninja Addicts May kits, AND there are more fun giveaways!  The giveaways are:
  • a *Thrift Shop Junkie* kit

  •  two *Beautiful Headbands* made by the amazing Ally (each a separate giveaway)

  •  three large and six small *Homemade Tags* made by me :)
PNA Homemade Tags Group

You have through Thursday, May 20th to enter for a chance to win one of the giveaways.  The winners will be announced Friday, May 21st on the Pink Ninja Addicts blog :)

And here are the rules to enter....
  • you have to be a follower of the Pink Ninja Addicts
  • you have to be a follower of the Pink Ninja Addicts Girls
  • you have to talk about this giveaway on your blog, and the Pink Ninja Addicts has to see it
  • you have to leave a comment on the Pink Ninja Addicts Blog
  • you have to sport the Pink Ninja Addicts blinkie on your blog 
Some of the details of the *Homemade Tags* I made using both the May kits.....

PNA Small Homemade Tags Green

PNA Small Homemade Tags Pink

PNA Large Homemade Tags

And here are the girls for the blog hop today....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday ~ Heart Flutter

Wind-up Toys Suprise!

Wind-up Toys Close

How fun is it to get goodies in the mail!  This just made my day!!! 

I had picked up the mail on my way back home after running errands, and I think an actual squeak came out of my mouth as I opened a perfectly wrapped package and found these cuties inside!  Quickly I took a picture with my phone, sent a thank with the picture to my brother,  ran inside, and immediately wound them up all at poor little dogie looked at me cockeyed, and jumped back as they scampered around my kitchen floor.....of course, the groceries didn't get put away until after I was through having a giggle fest ;)

Wishing you the best day!
<3 Carrie

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pink Ninja Monday!

PNA Mom Card

PNA Mom Card Collage

PNA Mom Card Envelope

Created this Mother's Day card and envelope with the lovely Pink Ninja Addicts May kits, *Thrift Shop Junkie* and *Stay Beautiful*. I just LOVE having the add-on kits, with all the juicy embellishments.....I can't seem to create projects without it this month :)

Apparently putting together matching envelopes for homemade cards, is my new thing.  Maybe I'll even incorporate it into one of my next layouts....would be kinda fun, right?

Speaking of layouts, I just finished up two layouts with my Creators' Circle kit (to share at our meeting tomorrow), and now I am totally in a layout making mode.  Currently, I am working on the wedding invitations for my sister, and finishing up a baby shower gift, but I am super excited to make some layouts with the Pink Ninja Addicts' May kits!!!  There are so many beautiful papers and goodies....I am smiling just thinking about it :-) And have you seen the layouts on the Pink Ninja Addicts blog with these kits?  They are SO beautiful...every single one of them!!!  Plus, the amazing Celine Navarro is the guest designer for this month!  She is one of my all time favorite scrapbookers, and I can't wait to be inspired by what she creates with these kits.....stay tuned for a fun blog hop with her this month.....  

Happy Pink Ninja Monday!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day.....

Mother's Day Card all you wonderful mothers out there!!!  You are beautiful people!

We celebrated Mother's Day yesterday, with Ryan's family up in Murrieta.  Which consisted of.....watching a cute tee ball game, sitting on a soft blanket in the shade of some giant trees (luckily there was a strong breeze in the 88 degree weather), chewing on yummy abba-zabba, and then having a delicious dinner of fresh sea bass with the best homemade was a lovely afternoon/evening.

This is the card Ryan gave to his wonderful mother.  He picked out the papers/colors, and I ran the design by him as I was putting it together.  They both seemed happy with the result :)

And here is my favorite new scrapbook item.....a homemade envelope with a tie closure.  I received one from *Belladrummer* with a recent purchase, and decided to re-create it with papers/goodies I have at home.  It ended up being perfect for this card, and totally fun to make.  Thank you for this fabulous idea, Debee.....I love it!!!

Mother's Day Card w/ Envelope

Have the BEST day!
<3 Carrie

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Sweet Shadowbox

Sweet Shadowbox

And here is the other shadowbox I mentioned in my post on Monday :)  It is for my friend's Great Grandma.....and that's her granddaughter in the photo....(for Mother's Day, of course).  I was told she likes soft, sweet colors, so the Pink Ninja Addicts' May Kits were perfect!  I used both *Thrift Shop Junkie* and *Stay Beautiful*......which is one of my favorite things about having new and fabulous product to scrapbook are so inspired to create!!!

My Mother should be getting her present in the mail today, and instead of making her a card to go with it, I decided to wrap it in this pretty packaging.....

Mother's Day Wrapping

Some of these lovely goodies are from my stash, and the others are from my second favorite Etsy shop, *Belladrummer*, (my first favorite is the Pink Ninja Addicts ;)  I wanted it to look cheerful with all the color, and left a sweet note typed on one of the tags.....

Will share a Mother's Day card tomorrow, with a super cute homemade envelope :)
Have a beautiful day!!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Monday, May 3, 2010

Pink Ninja Monday!

Mother's Day Shadowbox

Well, it's May, and with it comes the release of the newest kits from the Pink Ninja Addicts!!!  Here are *Thrift Shop Junkie* and *Stay Beautiful*.....

Aren't they just SO beautiful!!!  This is my new favorite color combo.....of course my favorite seems to change every month, but for now that's my story and I'm stickin' to it :)

I used a little of both of these lovely kits to make the 5x7 layout in the shadowbox (pictured above).  It's my Mom's Mother's Day present.  I love her so much!!!  She is beautiful, and smart, and funny, and just being around her is soothing.  She also loves vintage, which made these kits perfect for creating her gift.  Don't you just love it when things fall into they were meant to be?!

One of my favorite items in the *Thrift Shop Junkie* kit is a sheet of Mcalls pattern.  I layered it over the background paper (in the shadowbox above), and just love the effect it created.....kinda fun don't ya think?  What is a new technique you have discovered lately, that you just love???

I have another shadowbox simmilar to this one that I will share either later today, or soon.

Happy Pink Ninja Monday!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Mother's Day Sneak ;)

Mother's Day Sneak

Just wanted to pop in, say a quick hello, and share a Mother's Day sneak.

I have been busier than usual making these baskets/goodies for Mother's Day (for a friend who gifts them).  I will try and share a little of what's in most of the baskets once I am all's all springy, happy stuff :-)

Honestly even though I have been busy creating pretty much non-stop, I am totally jonesing for the Debee Campos class at Reflections this year....I think it's this weekend (or was sometime this week), and it looks SO totally amazing!!!  I used some of her homemade tags in these Mother's Day baskets (recently purchased from her Etsy shop).....and her stuff is so perfect, I guess it's probably what got me thinking about her class.  I really don't ask for much, and rarely buy things just for myself, but I would just DIE for a kit!  I know I normally don't ramble on my little blog.....maybe it's the hour, who knows?.....Well, we can dream, right?!?!  What are you totally craving right now?

OK, so it's way past my bed time, and I gotta go.....have the best weekend everyone!
Lots of  love,