Monday, July 13, 2015

CREATE magazine, featuring We R Memory Keepers!

Good afternoon, friends!  Just popping in to share a little project that is featured in this month's FREE issue of CREATE magazine! I had so much fun working with the sketches provided; seriously, they are SO FUN!  To check out my sweet layout using their one page sketch layout, please check out the issue here.  This month the We R and Bazzill design teams are featured, so there is TONS of beautiful crafty inspiration available! Go check it out and let me know what your favorite sketch is!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Blog Hop Winner!!!!

Good afternoon!! I'm popping in with a fun announcement! has chosen a winner from the NSD Blog Hop for WeR!  Drumroll, please.......

Crystal DeJesus, you've won the Pillow Box punch board! Please email me your shipping address at jenlgmcd<at>!  Congrats!

And thank you to everyone who took a moment to comment on the blog hop. It warmed my heart to see your kinds words!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

NSD Blog Hop for We R Memory Keepers!

Hello We R fans, and welcome to our National Scrapbook Day blog hop! If you've just arrived on my blog, you can start the blog hop HERE on the We R blog and hop through all the designers' blogs. If you arrived here from Carrie Walz's blog, you are in the right place!

For the blog hop this weekend, I wanted to make a cute little functional piece that I can use in my home. When I got the new Denim paper from WeR, I really wanted to use it with my Flower punch board and make some distressed denim roses, so I figured this would be a great little project.

I grabbed an inexpensive chalkboard from the Target Dollar Spot, We R's Denim paper, my Flower Punch Board, and some embellishments.

First, I made the denim roses using the Flower Punch Board, and I went around the edges with my Sweetheart Distress Tool to give them some fray and dimension.  Then I attached them to the chalkboard with hot glue, and added a few buttons to the center!  I loved the texture of cork with the denim, so I used some cork stickers from the Hello Darling collection as well!

Just a fun, easy project that I can use for reminders, fun quotes, or love notes to my family. :)

You know how much I LOVE my Punch Boards, now here's the best part: one lucky winner who comments on this blog post will receive a Pillow Box Punch Board from We R!

 All you have to do to be entered is leave a comment on this post, and I will draw a winner on May 8th!

Be sure to visit all of the blogs listed below where you’ll find amazing project ideas, tips, and giveaways. And don’t forget to check back to see if you won. Have fun!

We R Memory Keepers blog:
Jennie McGarvey:
Traci Penrod:
Samantha Taylor:
Aimee Maddern:
Kathy Martin:
Carrie Walz:
Jen McDermott:
Aly Dosdall:”

**Please let your readers know that the giveaways will close on Thursday, May 7th at midnight and please announce the winner on your blog sometime on Friday, May 8th.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Class giveaway!

Good morning ladies! I'm popping in to give you a heads up--Big Picture classes has a super awesome SUPER Stash Busters class happening this summer, and I was fortunate enough to be a guest designer for the class! It's going to be four weeks of fabulous video lessons, sketches, challenges, free cut files and inspiration to help you use whatcha got, and quit hoarding all of those pretty supplies. :)  Here's a sneak peek of the project I did for the class:

The class starts July 31st, and you can register right now,  HERE.

I've got one seat in the class to giveaway to a lucky reader--to enter, just leave a comment below!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Super Deal Alert! NEW Evolution Advanced on HSN!

Hey, girls! I just wanted to give you a heads-up---We R Memory Keepers is going to be launching the ALL NEW Evolution Advanced on HSN, May 14th. The Evolution Advanced is perfect for die-cutting, embossing, and letterpressing, and has these cool features:

1. It has an adjustable roller so with the switch of a dial you can set the machine for your project instead having to figure out which mat combinations to use.

2. The Evolution Advanced is interchangeable with a hand crank or motor option.

3. The tool folds up and has built in storage.

To see it in action, check out this video:

There are very limited quantities at the debut price, so make sure you are ready to snatch one up on the 14th!!

Monday, April 28, 2014

National Scrapbooking Day with We R Memory Keepers!

Good morning! This coming Saturday is an exciting one for scrapbookers--it's National Scrapbooking Day! And We R Memory Keepers is bringing you some inspiration early to get your creative mojo flowing for this weekend.  You should have arrived here by way of the talented Shannon Morgan, but if you get off track, no worries, the full list of hop participants is listed at the end of this post.
For my hop project, I chose We R Memory Keepers Game Day to showcase this picture of my soccer-loving son. We're right in the middle of soccer season, and this boy genuinely loves the game.  My hubby took this picture of him last season, and I've been waiting for the perfect collection to use to document it.  I love that Game Day has great muted colors that represent a few different sports.

I added some machine stitching around the edges of the papers for some added detail, and popped up some of the embossed stickers with foam squares.

This journaling card is from Game Day's Albums Made Easy set--I love using Albums Made Easy cards as journaling spots on layouts. They match perfectly, and have an extra bit of detail, too! I love how that WRMK washi matches the soccer ball pattern.

Be sure to check out all of the WONDERFUL inspiration you'll see at the other hop stops, and comment along the way for the chance to win some AWESOME WRMK prizes.  Thanks for stopping by, and Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Full list of hop participants:
We R Memory Keepers -
Traci Penrod -
Shannon Morgan -
Jennifer McDermott -
Amanda Johnson –
Aly Dosdall -
Pam Bray -
Rebecca Fellows -

Friday, April 4, 2014

April Bog Hop with Kiwi Lane Designs!

Good morning!  And welcome to the Kiwi Lane April Blog Hop!  You should have come here from the fabulous Catherine Povec's blog.  If you get lost along the way, just head back to Kiwi Lane's blog for the hop order. And be sure to comment along the way--one lucky blog participant will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane store JUST for commenting.  The hop goes until 11:59 MDT on Sunday, April 6, and the winner of the gift certificate will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, April 10th.

Did you know that April is Superhero Month?  Well, it is, and I don't know about you, but I've got three superhero-lovin' boys in this house.  When I received the Wacky designer templates I'd  be using for this blog hop, I knew that I wanted to make something for my son that used that fun spikey template.  I thought about making one continuous blurb with the spiky template and turning it into one of those BAM! or POW!  bubbles a la the original Batman series.  Since we're redoing his bedroom, I decided a throw pillow would be fun!

To create the pillow, I sewed around some white scrap fabric to make the actual pillow.  Then I ironed on some fusible interfacing to the back of my red and white polka dot fabric, and then placing the template on the fabric, I traced around it, then flipped it over and traced around it again, so it made one big spiky circle.  Then I grabbed my fabric scissors (not my paper scissors!!) and cut it all out!  I ironed it onto the white background, and then fired up the Silhouette to make the "BAM!".  I cut out the sentiment on a scrap of blue heat transfer vinyl, and ironed it on top of the red and white polkas, then stuffed and sewed shut. And, BAM! there you have it---a superhero throw pillow!

You now get the privilege of stopping by Kristy Lee's blog.  Tell her I said hi!