Welcome to the Magistical Memories Blog Hop!

Welcome to the first ever Magistical Memories Blog Hop and Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!! I'm so glad you stopped by for the blog hop today!

First off I want to share a Magistical Memories project with you! I created a fun little mini album about my DH and his new horse using the Star Book. I used Jillibean Soup, Making Memories, Bo Bunny and Rose Moka products to decorate the album.
There are so many fun little details!

You can see more of it here...

I hope you feel inspired by this project today!

Now on to more fun stuff!
There are so many awesome giveaways going on during our Blog Hop! It runs from May 1 - 3, so you have plenty of time to play along and lots of chances to win some really awesome prizes!
Magistical Memories, as well as the Magistical Memories Design Team members, are having giveaways on their blogs.

First off, there is a grand prize being given away on the Magistical Memories Blog!

Magistical Memories is giving away to one lucky winner an 8GB iPod Nano*!!!
(*You will be given a choice of your top 3 colors, and they will do their best to accommodate your request! The iPod will be engraved with Magistical Memories.)

If that's not a totally awesome prize, I don't know what is!!!

Here's how to increase your chances of winning...

1. Leave a comment with your email address on the Magistical Memories Blog.
2. Become a Follower on the Magistical Memories blog.
3. Create a layout using chipboard and upload it into the Magistical Memories Blog Hop gallery.
4. Leave a comment here in this post.
5. H
op from one design team members blog to the next and leave a comment on each blog!From my blog make sure to stop by Jacqueline's blog for another chance to win!

(Every time you leave a comment or if you become a follower or if you share a project you get another chance to win! How awesome is that?!)

Some other Magistical Memories news I have to share is that they are having a Retirement sale. They are making way for some awesome new designs! Check out the sale here! The deals are amazing and once they are gone they are gone forever!!!
And here are some of the new designs being released and they are being offered for the first time this weekend!

Aren't they absolutely gorgeous!!!

Another awesome deal this weekend is that if you order $25 or more from Magistical Memories you get this free gift!

The good times don't end there...I am also having a little give away as well! Leave a comment here in this post (along with your email address) to be entered in a random drawing to win this prize package from me! (And the potential for this package to have some more things added to it is extremely likely:)!!!)

Good luck, have fun blog hopping and Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!

Mix it up

Just a reminder...Mixer #16 is up at Mix It Up!
I was very much inspired by this week’s challenge to use rub ons in a fun and unique way. I had been going through some old CK magazines and saw a fun technique that Jennifer McGuire had used and so I decided to give it a try. I cut circles out of cardstock and then took rub ons and placed them randomly on the circles. I trimmed them off around the edges with a craft knife. I then cut the circles in half and used them to make a scalloped border along the bottom of my page. It was a great way to use nearly an entire package of rub ons!
Here is my LO for this week's challenge:

I just took the Color Me Quiz at CK and I am an...
Orange Scrapbooker
Scrapbooking is pure joy to you. You are imaginative and probably don't mind getting messy in the pursuit of your art. Your pages reflect your playful personality. You enjoy celebrations and may have many photos of happy gatherings. You see inspiration everywhere you look.

Is that me?!

And another fun thing... these pretty paper roses! I saw this tutorial and just had to share it with you all. It is actually pretty easy. As soon as I saw it I had to sit down and give it a try. I definitely can't wait to play with this technique some more and add these pretties so some of my projects!

Thanks for stopping by!
WOW! 2 posts in 1 week!!!!
Something must have gotten in to me!!!!

Lots to share...

First off I want to share my recent projects using Magistical Memories chippies! Also, they are having a huge retirement sale to make way for new chippies that will be arriving very, very soon! You can check it all out here...Retirement Sale.

OK, on to my stuff!
This first LO was created using the Ranger and Circle Star. This one is also for the April Stick to it Challenge where you are challenged to include tape and of course chipboard on your LO. You still have a few days to enter and to have a chance at winning so fabulous MM chippies!!!

I did my journaling on masking tape. Now I know it looks cool, but there are so problems in doing this. I first recommend a laser printer and then spraying it with a fixative. The ink does tend to flake off. If you use a inkjet printer the ink will never dry. If any one has suggestions for this please share!

Next is a card using a Fancy Frame. Love this and someone suggested framing it and I just may end up doing that! Thanks for the suggestion!!!

This next one is one of my faves right now! I love the colors and all the little details!

The journaling is hidden using one the Tab Trio Squares. Yes this LO is about the election and voting, hence why most of the journaling is hidden just for me to read. I am kind of getting into hidden journaling right now as you will see in the next LO! I also created this LO for Mixer #14 at Mix It Up! Don't forget every Wednesday a new mixer is posted and this month's prize pack is a kit from Create My Keepsakes!!!

And this is my second favorite LO right now! It is such a mix of old and new! And I am loving these new Prima flowers!!! Lots of little details again and hidden journaling using the butterfly to hide it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Today is...

not Christmas! It's April Fool's Day! However, the projects I am sharing are very Christmassy (is that even a word?!) indeed!
I created these projects last weekend and I plan to use them as Christmas gifts this year. I have had this paint can (actually I had 2 of them and the other one is still sitting there.) for about 2 years waiting for me to do something to it. Well, here is what I did! I used all Basic Grey papers, chipboard and stickers, embellished these with a bit of glitter and added an edging with the Apron Lace punch. And I have to tell you... I am in love with this punch! I just wish I had all of the new Fiskar's punches! But for now, I guess I'll have to settle with just this one!!! The second project is again made with more Basic Grey, glitter and this time the Marta Stewart lace punch! Oh, and I love this punch too!

I also wanted to share a few thing that I have seen lately that inspired me or helped me!

This way cool Easter Basket idea by Laura Canale...

And aren't these little critters by Stephanie Hart just adorable?!
And they are buttons! I can totally see these on a scrappy page!!!!

How to customize your free blogger templates.
(I used this recently to make mine a 3 column blog. It was super easy, just follow the directions!)

And this great home decorating/design site...

I hope you all are having a great week!
Thanks for looking!