Saturday, January 23, 2010

Anna's Feb. Kit Reveal :D

I loved all the goodies that came in this month's kit - buttons, flowers, jewels, & more! I was in a lovee mood while scrapping (I can't believe February is just around the corner!) & this kit was just what I needed to make some fun LO's of some very special people in my life.

My girls on Thanksgiving Day. I absolutely love the fun tags included in this month's kit! And Heather's pretty flowers add just the right touch :D

I based this LO of my hubby & I on a LO by Maggie Holmes that I found in an old issue of Creating Keepsakes. I just love her scrappy style. And I love love love the papers I got to work with in this kit! They are so perfect for making girl or boy LO's.

This final LO was especially fun for me to create. These girls & I have been friends for 10 years now. (see me in the pink?? these pictures are a couple of years old. better late than never, right??) We all used to live within a 1/2 mile of eachother but have all moved within the last 5 years. And even though some of us are far apart, it's as if things have never changed when we all get together. I am so blessed to have friends like that. I was excited to use the jewels on this LO & used some Prima packaging to hang them from. And the glitter buttons add just the right amount of bling too.

This kit sold out wicked fast. I can't wait to see what ya'll create with it!! (be sure you post your work in the SO gallery for us all to drool over)


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ronda's Feb. Kit Reveal!!!

Hey Girls!!!
Can you believe that we are already almost a month into the new year?? Wow, we are fast approaching February!! Which means Valentine's Day is coming soon! Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays! Which brings me to our kit for the month----it's not themed "Valentine's" but I got a "romantique" feel from the papers when I was deciding what to do with my kit. These papers are absolutley gorgeous and the embellishments are so fun! I especially love the the handmade flowers----SO PRETTY! This kit definitely is one of my favorites to work with from SO!!


"Isn't She Lovely?"
(yes, Heather has this title on one of hers too! lol)

"Happy Birthday" Card

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Trish's February Kit Reveal!

Simply Obsessed has done it again! The February kit is simply amazing! It is packed full of beautiful coordinating papers from Teresa Collins, Making Memories and Daisy Bucket and awesome one of a kind embellishments! I was so inspired when I opened the box that I got right to work!

February is coming and love is in the air! I have been wanting to make some "love birds" and when I saw this kit I knew it would be perfect! I created a love bird mobile. It has 3 birds lovingly constructed from the contents of the February kit (with a few feathers thrown in for good measure!) - Unfortunately, it hasn't been light and dry at the same time lately so I had some difficulty getting good photos! These birdies are much swankier in real life!

For my next project, I created a layout about a recent "date night" I had with my husband while he was home for R&R! I have been wanting to scrap about the night and I am really happy with how this one turned out!

For my last project I pulled out some Halloween pictures of my oldest DD as a 50's Sock Hop Girl. I cut the holes in the black polka-dot pattern paper and then backed it with the blue pattern pieces. The AC bling/glitter letters were perfect for the page and I added the pink striped ribbon from my stash!

I hope these layouts will inspire you to head over to the SO store and buy a kit, quickly! I hear they are in short supply!

Heather's February Kit Reveal

I am so excited I got the chance to work with this kit. I loved the colors.
Here are my LOs. Sorry for the bad pictures. It has been raining for days here so there is no sunshine in sight!
With this LO I took a black piece of cardstock and lightly taped a piece of KI Lace paper onto it and used the Shimmerz Spritz Cotton Candy and sprayed over it. I came out with this really cool background. It really makes me want to do this more often. The big flower I cut out from a piece of the pp.

For this LO. I just layered the blue cardstock, black mini scallops and the white swiss dots bazzill, but before I sprayed the white swiss dots paper with some Cotton candy Shimmerz Spritz...again I loved the look of this...made the white not standout as much. Then I cut out the "leaf" looking things from the same paper I cut the big flower from in the above LO!
Just a fun bookmark I made for myself.
My sisters birthday is next week so I went ahead and made her a card.

You better go grab yours before they are gone - only 2 left!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sarah's January Sketch

Brrrr, It's cold outside in Chicago! Great weather for staying indoors and scrapping. And I have tons of pictures from Christmas just sitting on my scrap table waiting for me. Here is a Christmas inspired LO to get you started scrapping those Christmas photos OR any photos you have been putting off for a while.

Here is my take on the sketch:

And here is a layout by the SO very talented scrapbooker and owner of Simply Obsessed Heather. I just love her layout using SO's January Kit- Dream Street Urban Ink that you can still purchase here.

Have a Great week!

Monday, January 4, 2010

DT Call!!

I hope everyone had a great New Years!!
I wanted to post the DT call here!

Well, it is that time again! I am searching for my next design team!! I am so sad to say goodbye to the current team, but am also excited for a new fresh start to the team!

I will be looking for 4-6 new DT members!

Past and present members are welcome to try out.
This term will begin on March 1st and end on August 31st.
What will be expected of you as a Design Team member:
** Board activity is very important, you will be expected to post on the message boards daily.
** Each DT member will be in charge of hosting their own crop during their term (more on this if you are chosen)

** Promote our kits/MB wherever and whenever you can on your blogs, galleries, Facebook and wherever else it is permitted.
** Actively participate in challenges posted by other DT members.
** You will receive a monthly kit, you will be expected to create 3 projects which will include 2 layouts and one card or altered project and post them on the blog when assigned

**You will take turns posting the QOTD/SQOTD with the other DT members.

If you are interested in applying please submit the following requirements in an email to by February 1st at midnight EST. Please send all project submissions as attachments to the email.
1. Your name, mailing address, phone number and email address
2. A link to an online gallery showing your work
3. A link to your blog, if you have one
4. A brief Bio of yourself
5. Answers to the following questions:
* Why do you want to be on the Simply Obsessed Design Team
* Have you ever been or are you currently on any other Design Teams? Which ones?
* Are you active on any other message boards? If so which ones? And what is your username?
6. Attachments of the following projects:
* Two of your favorite layouts that you feel show your style.
* One card, any theme
* One altered item or mini album
* One newly made LO about yourself "showcasing" your creativity
7. I will be looking to see how active you are on the MB from the time you register until the DT call ends.

8. Please post other LO’s to the gallery so we can ooooh and aaaah over your work! J
New design team will be announced on February 5th.
**Because of time constraints of getting kits to you – I ask that only US & Canada residents apply. Canadian applicants must be willing to pay Priority shipping costs – I will cover up to $6.00 after that it’s your responsibility!