Friday, August 14, 2009

Everything Scrappn' Blog Hop!!

Well it is time again for another Everything Scrappn' DT Blog Hop!!

The prize this time is some goodies from CHA!!

Just go HERE to get started!!


In the meantime, here is my mid-month reveal.

This month I have been playing with Heidi Swapp goodies from the STORE

"Chocolate Gift Box"

(step by step tutorial coming soon on the ES blog)




Items used:

Heidi Swapp World Traveler "Dots"

Prima Flower




Items used:

Heidi Swapp World Traveler "Dots"

Heidi Swapp World Traveler "Overcoat"

Red Journal Kraft Die Cut Paper

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Prima Say it in Pearls Swirl Black

Thickers Rainboots Black

Prima Flowers


that is all for now.... don't forget to join the blog hop for a chance to win

some great Summer CHA '09 goodies!!!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo~ Zoa :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Friday Faves 7/31/09

I am such a blog slacker this summer!! Matt actually gave me a hard time just now for not posting my favs this week.... so here they are, a day late!!

1. My new "Chowbrador" puppy: BEAR

he is such a super cutie- I just love him!!


2. My new art studio!!

Matt has been building me a floor to ceiling built in bookcase on one wall of my new studio and it is getting it's last coat of paint as we speak! here is a sneak peek:


3. Home Parties

I had a CTMH this week and it was sooooo much fun!! I really love their products, but I also just had a great time having a party at my house and inviting all my friends over!


4. Winning Raffle Prizes

Anabelle's name was drawn at Matt's company picnic this week and she won an adorable Barbie bike!!! so fun!


5. My hubby: Matt!

tomorrow is our 12 year anniversary and I am more in love than ever! I am so thankful for my sweet husband!


that's all for now! Happy weekend!!

Zoa :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sassafras- Ooh La La!!

I know this Sassafras paper line has been out for awhile, but I just got my first opportunity to use it through Everything Scrappn'!! I had a blast designing with the Woodland Whimsy line! The vintage inspired paper is perfect for some of my baby photos :-)

Here is a sample for ya!

"Read to Me"
a picture of my mom reading a book to me when I was a toddler

I used a Tattered Angel screen & 2 shades of Glimmer Mist to make the scroll design on the corners of the paper.

I also used a bunch of misc. PRIMA
flowers including the new mulberry Scribbles line.

Supply List:

other items used:
Making Memories Mini Alpha Stickers (Black)
Misc.Prima Flowers
Yellow Ribbon
White Lace

Be sure to check out the Everything Scrappn' store and see what is new!
xoxo~ Zoa :-)

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Faves 7/3/09

Happy Holiday Weekend- here are my Favs!

1. America
I love our country and the freedom that we have!
I am so thankful to be an American citizen!

2. Fireworks
self explanatory....

3. Cookouts
I am so excited to go to a 4th of July party/cookout tomorrow
with friends and family! YUM!

4. Lawn Mowers {or the sound of it!}
I LOVE the sound of the lawn being mowed-
it is so summery to me! Makes me smile everytime I wake up and
hear the sound of the lawn being mowed in the distance!

5. Slip N Slides
remember these? I loved playing on a slip n slide when I was a kid!
I just found one at Target and now I am teaching my own kids to
enjoy the simple joy of the backyard sprinkler!

that is all for this week!
I hope you have a SAFE and FUN holiday weekend!
xoxo~ Zoa :-)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Win a $25 Scrapping Gift Certificate!!!

Apparently there was a glitch in the comment area of the Everything Scrappn Blog...

SOOOO you still have a chance to be entered in to win a $25 Gift Certificate!!

You have until tomorrow evening- July 1st

to leave a comment about what products you would like to see in the store!

Go NOW and get entered to win!

Everything Scrappn' Blog

:-)- Zoa

ps- there is still a 30% off sale in the Everything Scrappn' STORE until 7/2

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Everything Scrappn' DT Reveal & Blog Hop

This month for Everything Scrappn', I was so lucky to get to use the new Communique line by Graphic 45!!! I am sooooo in love with this vintage inspired paper!!! yummmy!!! Stop by the Everything Scrappn' STORE to pick up some :-)


Now through July 2nd the entire store is 30% off!

woohoooo! Time to go and stock up!!!!


Also visit the Everything Scrappn BLOG for our Blog Hop- for a chance to win an AWESOME prize...

a $25.00 Gift Certificate to the Everything Scrappn' store!!


What do you have to do? Just tell us what you want to see in the store. CHA is fast approaching and we want to know what you want. Just leave a comment telling us this and you will be entered for the gift certificate!!


Here is what I have been doing with the Communique line by Graphic 45:

"Floyd's 5 & Dime Store"

the flower I wanted to use for this page was not really the right
color, so I layered a couple colors of Glimmer Mist on top until
it looked right. (the picture is me peeling back a petal to show
the original color)

this picture shows a close up of how I used the Tattered
Angel's "misting tool" like a stencil. I laid the tool on top
of the paper, then sprayed a couple layers of glimmer mist.
When I removed the tool, there is a reverse-stencil pattern
of a scrolled corner was left on the paper.

Supplies Used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Graphite & Candy Apple Red)
Prima: Chipboard, Say it in Pearls, Flower & Leaves
Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers



I cut out part of a Hambly Transparency for this frame

Supplies Used:


I used paint & glimmer mist all over this layout- don't be afraid
to get messy, it adds creative interest to your projects!!

Supplies Used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Antique Brass & Graphite)
Prima Flowers & Leaves
Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers

That's all for now- hope you enjoy this line as much as me.

Happy Weekend~
Zoa :-)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Exciting News!!!

Hey y'all! Happy Friday! :-)
I didn't have time to do my FAVS today, and I will tell you why....
My husband and I just bought our first home!!! After 12 years of renting, we finally became homeowners YESTERDAY! We have been packing and moving all week and most of my scrapbook stuff is inaccessible. {although I do have an emergency scrap kit put together in case I need some scrapping therapy!}

Anyway, we bought an old farm-style house built in 1911- and I am soooo in love! It has plenty of room for our whole family, a huge yard and I get a huge scrap studio!!!!! Yippee! Here is a pic:


thanks for letting me share my excitement with you- have a FAB weekend!!
I will be updating my blog soon with my FAVS about my new house! :-)
xoxo~ Zoa!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Favs 6/5/09

Happy Friday!!!

My Fav's today will feature scrapbook stuff (since this IS my scrapping blog, I thought it would be appropriate to actually feature scrap stuff.... HA!)

My 5 favorite things to use right now- I am using these on every page!

1. Edge Distresser

I distress EVERYTHING! My projects feel naked otherwise. Sometimes people ask me how I do that- here is the answer: I have always used the Heidi Swapp distresser and it is awesome & super easy to use!


Just recently I found a new one from Close to my Heart and I am LOVING it! It has multiple openings, so if one section gets dull, you can just move to another one! (sorry for the poor picture... it is the circular tool on the left)


2. Lace

oh yes, another MUST HAVE for me! I use lace on everything! new, vintage, colorful, white... I never met a piece of lace I didn't like! ;-)


and just recently, I found this DYEABLE lace by Prima- LOVE THIS! You can ink it, spray it, paint it.... the possibilities are endless & you never get the same look twice! How fun is that?!?


3. Flowers

and Prima has LOTS of new ones coming out... and yep, I want them ALL! Here are some sneak peeks:








4. Glimmer Mist

Made by Tattered Angels, this stuff is HOT! I am not kidding- so much fun to use! (and you will feel so creative!) I am using it more and more... with over 80 colors to choose from, you can easily find one to fit your next project!


5. Cat's Eye Chalk Inks

I think most scrapper's have probably found these chalk inks by ColorBox ..... they are a MUST have for any project! These are my 3 favs, but there are lot's of colors to choose from.


that's my 5 for this week~ have a great weekend and Happy Scrapping!!

xoxo~ Zoa :-)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Swirlydoo's GDT "TIMELESS" Reveal!


I am sooooooo super excited to be the Guest Designer for the company Swirlydoo's!!

Their kits rock my world and I had a blast playing with the June kit "Timeless"

Take a peek at this BEAUTIFUL kit featuring

My Mind's Eye "Bella Bella" Papers!



Krissy's kits have a record for selling out within hours, so don't wait!!

I have to be honest when I say that I think that this is the best

scrapbook kit club out there right now- you do not want to miss these kits!

Soooooo you wanna peek? ;-)

here is what I did so far with this stunning kit

{and there is PLENTY left over for more projects!}


"J & M" {Julianna & Memama}

My mom & daughter

I used Glimmer Mist to dye the Prima lace & on the Butterfly wings.

The cardboard tag was made from the 7 Gypies left over packaging



"Laugh" {my 2 darling daughters that truly love being with each other!}

I used Glossy Accents over Glimmer Mist & Ink on the Chipboard Flowers



June Sketch Layout:

"Nana" {picture of my grandmother and me when I was a baby}



and my favorite:

"My Heart" Mini Book

{made out of 1 sheet of 12x12 PP, folded and sewn to create pockets}

The lacy sleeve slides right off so that you can open up the book.

I enclosed a 7 Gypsies Flashcard with the first initial of each of my children's names,

and then tucked a recent picture of each one behind the card in the pocket.

There is special journaling to each child on the back of the flashcard.






thanks so much for looking- hope to see you over at Swirlydoo's!

xoxo~ Zoa :-)