Thursday, December 23, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

advent ideas

Found this wonderful blog that linked up to a bunch of advent calendar tutorials! I love the felt one. I think the girls and I will make this one to have for next year.

advent ideas 1

and this one is so cute

advent ideas 2

and I just love this one too!

advent ideas 3

Monday, November 29, 2010

another November layout

I think this was my favorite layout that I did with November kit!

I added the awesome Cosmo Cricket Core'dinations and the Maya Road Alphabet. I finally tried some Maya mist too! I used a brown and then over that I used a shimmer.

another sale!

As if the last sale wasn't enough, Heather is having another one!

Okay ladies, this is the end of the anniversary/Thanksgiving holiday deals and it is in my opinion the best one yet. So starting now in the special deal section of the store there are 5 kit packs-main only, add-on only, trio only and a combo pack. These are spectacular deals and are basically my version of the warehouse clearance type items that manufacturers are offering as they fit in a flat rate box. So, here's an example-if you are a trio subscriber but really wanted some of the main kits, purchase the main kit pack and get the ones you wanted at a discount. If there were particular kits you wanted, please write that in the comment section and as long as it's still in stock, I will make sure you get it.
This is a great way to get yourself some kits and your friends a gift for Christmas for a great price.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sale at 3 Scrappy Boys!

Happy Thanksgiving!

As if the anniversary sale wasn't big enough-even more markdowns for Black Friday start today!

There is an even bigger sale on regular priced items-35% off, clearance items are now an incredible 60% off (and they are going fast, so shop early).

Plus, on all 3 Scrappy Boys kits (except clearance kits), use the following codes to save even more:

Buy 2 kits, get $5 off with THANKS2KIT

Buy 4 kits, get $10 off with THANKS4KIT

Buy 6 kits, get $15 off with THANKS6KIT

Buy 8 kits, get $20 off with THANKS8KIT

Buy 10 kits, get $25 off with THANKS10KIT

Every kit order will get a gift!

Be smart-order kits with your friends and save even more with these codes, plus you'll save on shipping!

Have a great Thanksgiving ladies! I will send the email out later to everybody so you guys get a little bit of a headstart, have fun shopping!

Monday, November 15, 2010

layout to share

This week marks the one year anniversary that Heather J has owned 3 Scrappy Boys. One of the ways we are celebrating is to join forces with the Scrapfit gals.

Pop on over and play along with this month's challenge. Here is my layout:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Favorite Christmas Craft books

I love to make crafts with my children. Here are some favorite books for Christmas projects:

What shall we do today

Christmas Crafting with Kids

Kids in the Holiday Kitchen

This one in on my to buy list for this year

Fa La La Felt

and for decorating help ( I have a lot of trouble decorating, I need lots of help!)

Merry and Bright

Best of Christmas Ideas

and I just bought this one but haven't had a chance to read it yet. But I loved the first book they did.

Farm Chicks Christmas

I plan on heading to the craft store with a good sized list so that the children and I can do some new projects this year.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas ezines

I know it is only November but there are ezines celebrating Christmas popping up every day. Here are 2 that I really like:

Inspire Co.


and one that you buy online looks so amazing. I can't wait for it to arrive!

Holiday with Matthew Mead

Monday, November 8, 2010


Over the next few weeks I am going to continue to share my favorites with you. I have already shared some sewing favorites but I didn't share my favorite pattern designers. They also have great blogs :)

Sandi Henderson

Patty Young

I have made items using patterns from both designers and they are so easy to follow. They have really taken the time to make sure that you can easily understand whet you are supposed to do.

Sandi also has authored my favorite sewing book.

Rumor has it that Patty has a book in the works too :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

other hobbies

Yes, I actually do have other hobbies besides scrapbooking. Photography and reading for sure. But I also love to sew. When my older girls turned 8 I stopped sewing for them and I hadn't sewn in a few years, but with 2 little girls in the house again I have taken it back up. For those of you that are new to sewing or haven't sewn in awhile a great option is to buy a sewing kit from Etsy. The fabric is precut in the size you need and it comes with easy to follow instructions. 2 shops I have bought sewing kits from are:

Little Fish Big Pond


Oh So Sassy

and while I would not consider myself a beginning sewer I love having them cut out for me. Saves me so much time and with a new baby in the house, I need that!

Or if you are looking for some new patterns, PDF patterns are a great option. They are emailed to or you download them from the site. Here are some favorite places to purchase from:

Kustom Kids Boutique

Kissing Kumquats

Zozo Bug Baby

and if you are looking for fabric, I have found a new store to purchase from. Amazing customer service!
Hawthorne Threads

For inspiration I love the KinderKouture blog :)

Here is my almost 2 year old wearing a peasant top I made using a kit from Little Fish Big Pond.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

3 Scrappy Boys November

Here are 2 of the layouts I made with the November kit. Love these Studio Calico papers!

and one of the new Dt members started this month as well. Mandy did some amazing layouts. Check them out HERE

Monday, October 18, 2010

3 Scrappy Boys October kit

I had fun taking out some pictures from our last year's trip to the pumpkin patch to use with the october main. It uses a lot of Core'dinations cardstock and some of the new Basic Grey Wander line.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Some Etsy favorites right now

I have been stalking again :) Here are some of my favorite items.

I bought 2 of these kits to make matching tops for the two baby girls. I will make some denim ruffled pants to go with them.


Had to get baby Olivia one of these for Winter :)


They have the cutest headbands!

Lou and Lee

She has some really cute PDF patterns as well as ready made items. I bought on of the tunic patterns and plan to make it soon.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

October already!

I can't believe it is already October! The leaves are just starting to change here. If only it would cool down a smidge!

I have finally started scrapbooking again after having baby Olivia. I always forget how hard it can be to get into a new routine :) But I am having so much fun cuddling with her.

Here is a layout I did using the Olivia papers from Basic Grey and Core'dinations cardstock. I even used the new Stacy Julian Core. They are the teal and the green pieces in the banner.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

DT call at 3SB


I can't believe it, but it's time to have a design team call again! Here is the list of rules. Please send all applications to by October 10th.

3 Scrappy Boys is taking applications for several positions on our Design Team.
Design Team Requirements:

• 3SBDT members will receive one free kit every other month and will use the kit for designing layouts, cards, projects etc. On the month the 3SB DT member receives their kit, a minimum of 3 layouts must be submitted and 1 card, or comparable projects must be uploaded to the appropriate place in the gallery. The kit should be used to its fullest extent.

• 3SBDT members will contribute to a monthly newsletter. Members will rotate assignments which will include but not be limited to technique articles, product spotlights, seasonal and holiday ideas, altered project ideas, etc. Those members that are not on “kit cycle” may also contribute to the newsletter as they are able.

• 3SBDT members will maintain a daily presence on the message board and gallery. This includes initiating discussions, responding in discussions, leaving gallery feedback and uploading non-DT work to the member’s own gallery.

• 3SBDT members will be required to participate in a maximum of 1 large online crop during their term. Depending on the work required for the crop, extra compensation may be given.

• 3SBDT members will be required to post 1 kit challenge on their assigned month.

• 3SBDT members will be required to lead various other small challenges and contests (i.e. layouts of the day, mini stash challenges, etc)

• 3SBDT members will promote 3SB on Willow Traders, Kit Peas and other message boards that are not in direct competition with 3 SB. 3SBDT will also be required to post to both the 3SB blog and facebook page.

• 3SBDT members may be on other DTs but may not promote the companies they work for on the 3 SB forums unless the other company is a manufacturer or other business not in direct competition with 3 SB.

• 3SBDT members are asked to post kit reveals and peaks of their DT work with 3SB kits on their blogs.

Design Team members will be on a probationary period for 3 months. At the end of the 3 months, assuming there are no issues with team participation, the design team member will be offered a permanent contract for a period of 6 months and will begin receiving a Design Team discount for purchases in the store. DT team members are immediately eligible to purchase kits on their “off-cycle” months at a discount of 25% off.

To apply, please send the following to :
o 5-7 examples of your work including layouts, cards and altered projects
o a list of other design teams you are currently on and have been on in the past. Include the dates you have been involved with other design teams. An email address for a contact person (i.e team leader, business owner, etc) is strongly encouraged.
o links to any of your online galleries

Application deadline is OCTOBER 10th. New members will be notified privately approximately October 15th and will be announced publicly shortly thereafter. New team members will begin their assignment with the November 2010 kits.

My Stamp Box & Core'dinations!

Core'dinations and My Stamp Box teamed up for a blog hop. Go check it out!

Here is a card I made using their great stamps!

A give away on the 3 Birds Design Blog!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

She is here :)

Olivia Grace was born August 24th at 3:35 AM. Birth story to come soon :)

crop at 3 Scrappy Boys!

Here is what the owner Heather has to say in a newsletter she sent out!
Hope everybody is having a great weekend! School has restarted here in North Carolina and will soon be in session for most folks here in the states, so we are going to have a back to school crop! It starts September 8th on the forums. There will be classes, challenges, prizes, and of course lots of chatter. We would love to have you come participate.

To help everybody prepare, I have decided to have a sale. Everything in the store is on sale! There is a new clearance section that has items 40-50% off, including some 2009 kits that can be found on the last few pages. All kits are marked down 10-25% off, including the August embellie add-on kits. I even went all out and included grab bags, which means you are saving over 65% off retail!

Other news-the September kits are chock full of new stuff from CHA summer and although most of it is here, some is still missing. So, September kits will not ship on the 1st as they usually do, but they will go out as soon as the last few products arrive. Last, but not least, there are several new items in the store from My Little Shoebox, Maya Road, and BoBunny, with much more to come, so keep checking back!

We really want our back to school crop to be a lot of fun, which means we want to see lots of people come join in! If you are not registered on the forums, go register and plan to join us and help us spread the word. Let your friends know via blogs, facebook, message boards, challenge blogs, etc. about both the crop and the sale, then come join us on September 8th!

I hope you join us!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Coredinations and Queen & CO

What an amazing combination! I love Queen & Co products and Queen & Co. has recently released a line of embellishments which coordinate with colour families from Core'dinations! They generously sent the Core'dination design team some awesome stuff to play with. I will be sharing what I have made this week. Starting with this card :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

hi, remember me?

Do you remember those old Mervyns commercials? The ones for the sales. They would have ladies lined up in the middle of the night at the doors chanting "open, open, open". That is what I am feeling like.

I am in waiting mode. Waitng for our baby to decide to arrive. She is now 13 days overdue. The longest I have ever gone. Most were born on their due date. Yes, I know that was sort of a freak thing and maybe it spoiled me :)

So that is what I have been doing for 3 weeks since my last post. But I will try to pop on and share some layouts I have done before the weekend is over. Unless baby "O" makes her appearance.

Friday, July 16, 2010

New Core'dinations!!!!

For all the scrappers out there :) Here is just some of the new Core'dinations cardstock being released at CHA!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

nesting :)

While I have been sitting with my feet up, I had the sewing bug bite. I also wanted to do some room redos. So I finished the room the 2 baby girls will be sharing.

I have wanted to make these pom poms forever and finally did. They were very easy!

A banner based on one from Sandi Henderson's book Bits & Pieces. A totally amazing sewing book!

A ruffled pillow cover. Fast & fun to make. Used a tutorial from added the ruffles where I wanted them.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bad blogger

When you are mostly sitting around with your feet up, it does not make for exciting blog posts! but I did manage to make 1 layout so far with the July 3 Scrappy Boys main kit. Picture me with my feet up hunched over my huge belly! Should have had my hubby take pictures LOL.

I will post more as soon as they are finished!

run run run!

3 Scrappy Boys is having a huge 4th of July sale! Everything in the store is on sale, including past kits. Some kits are up to 40% off, but hurry there are just a few of those left. We have also added some newly released product and brought back grab bags-embellie, thicker, and paper. One more new item-we have a limited number of warehouse clearance packs for just $19.99. You will receive $40 worth of product from the store including paper, alphabets, and embellishments.

So, grab yourself some new stuff and sit back and relax this weekend! Have a great 4th! And to all my international folks, just enjoy the day!

Friday, June 4, 2010


I know I have been a bad blogger lately. Trying to rest as much as possible. I had been having a ton of contractions and I am doing my best to keep baby girl where she belongs until closer to my due date. They have been much better with my resting so I plan to keep my feet up as much as possible. I did want to pop in the share some projects I did using Core'dinations and Imaginisce.

I have some more projects I will share this weekend :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

Check out the Core'dinations blog this week!

The Core'dinations Design Team had the opportunity to play with some delicious Imaginisce goodies. We will be sharing all our projects on the Core blog this week!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Core'dinations layout share

I just finished this layout last night and wanted to share. All Core'dinations cardstock. The lovely shimmery blue is from the new Gemstones collection. I love it!

Monday, May 17, 2010

May projects for 3 Scrappy Boys

I totally forgot to share my layouts using the May add on kit from 3 Scrappy Boys.

Monday, May 3, 2010

May projects

Using the fabulous kit from Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

May projects

using the fabulous kit from Scrapbook Deals 4 U!

Sunday, May 2, 2010


3 Birds Design,
Please help us welcome

our New Design Team! Click on their names below to take a peek at their blogs. We are so proud to have such a talented and diverse group of artists on our team. You'll start seeing their work in a few weeks, prepare to be inspired!

Laura Achilles
Heather Bowser
Charity Hassel
Marcie Morgan
Ilene Tell

We would also like to invite these three talented ladies to come back and guest design for us in the very near future...they wowed us with their work and we would like to see more!

Jing Jing Nickel

Carole Stirrat

Guiseppa Gubler

There were so many beautiful applications for our team...there was not one person that applied that wasn't considered talented by our review panel. Please know that we appreciated everyone who took the time to apply and shared their work and art with 3Birds. We will be keeping each you in mind for any other special projects that come up!

Friday, April 30, 2010

even more pictures :)

We took a ton more but you get the idea :) You will notice that we did not take pictures of all the children. Some were not in the mood so no biggie. We don't make them.

NSD sale and crop

There will be tons of challenges and prizes over at 3 Scrappy Boys this weekend to celebrate national scrapbook day! The owner Heather is also having a sale :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

More pictures :)

I have been wanting a foot shot of the kids for some time. Not exactly what I was looking for but good to have for now :)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So excited to finally share!!!!

I have been keeping a lid on this for over a year. The fabulous Becky Fleck had contacted me to be a part of Pagemaps 2.I am so excited to have a layout in this incredible book.

Pagemaps 2

Caardvarks contest!

If you 've ever wanted a guest designer position than you'll be excited to hear about this.
Core'dinations Cardstock & Caardvarks have teamed up for an exciting challenge.

Here's the info:

THE PRIZE: You can be a part of the Core’dinations talented design team! The winner will receive a 3 month guest designer spot on the design team, and receive a generous variety of Core’dinations cardstock to work with.

THE CHALLENGE: Create a *new* monochromatic card and enter it via Mr. Linky {via the Caardvarks blog} at the end of this post by May 3rd at Midnight, PST.

You must head over to the Caardvarks blog for more information on where to post your finished card by May 3rd midnight PST.

Also, make sure you check out the Caardvarks/Core’dinations Gallery here for tons of awesome inspiration. Their design team did some AmazinG things with Core’dinations!

Monday, April 26, 2010

pictures pictures and more pictures

We were bored the weekend before last and decided to spend Saturday on a road trip. We took a TON of pictures. I will be sharing them all this week. It has been awhile. So glad to have nice sunny weather again so that we can take pictures again.

This picture was done tongue in cheek. We get asked all the time when we are going to stop having kids, so when my hubby saw this sidewalk with the stop sign at the end of it, he just had to take a picture. (for those wondering, we just leave it up to God how many children we will have ;))

More pictures coming later in the week :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

So excited about this!!!

Volume One hits stores on the 31st of March. In the UK, you’ll find it at WHSmiths, Sainsbury’s and newsagents. It is on its way to the States as well, so keep an eye in the magazine section at your local Barnes and Noble and some other stores too. But even easier, you can order it online and have it delivered right to your door. Click here to order your copy now and it will be on its way to you on the 31st of March! The prices include postage: £10.99 for the UK, £11.99 to Europe and £12.99 to the rest of the world. (If you buy it at the store in the UK, it will be £9.99 — I’m not sure what the price will be in dollars in the stores just yet.

I have several layouts in both this book and the second one to come out later!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

layout share

I did this layout using the April main kit from and a sketch from the fabulous Jana Eubanks!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Here are some Core'dinations projects I have done lately

Just a little look at some projects I have done using Core'dinations cardstock: