Saturday, May 24, 2008

Memorial Day Weekend (Yipee!) & Teacher Gifts

I LOVE a three-day weekend! Especially since we only have 4 days of school left when we go back next week :)

This weekend I plan to "stimulate the economy" and several items on my list are teacher gifts. I wanted to get my dd's teacher a nice gift card so I made a card and matching pillow box to put the gift card in. I LOVE this kit called "Imagine That" by Robin Carlton & Misty Cato, there are two reasons I love this kit so much: 1) its sooooo bright and colorful (and I love bright colors) and 2) I'm a Reading Resource Teacher and its got some really cool reading-themed pieces to it. I have another project below that I did with the same kit so its pretty versatile, too.

Close up of card:
Close up of the pillow box:
Here's the other project I did with the same kit. I found these plastic cases at Michaels. They are 7" x 10" and I think they were $2.99. I thought they would make a fun "Summer Survival Kit" to put crayons, paper, stickers, playing cards, a book, etc... in for those "I'm bored" summer vacation days.

Here's a "before" pic of the cases (I didn't get a "before" of the blue one, so here's a green one):

And here are some pics of the finished blue case with the "Imagine That" kit:

ALSO.... on another subject, My Creative Scrapbook is having a sketch challenge due May 31st. You can go HERE to read the details. All you do is create a LO (using any supplies you already have) based on this sketch by Liz Qualman:

The winner will receive a prize package consisting of Black Prima Crystals, Prima- Belle fleur fowers pack, Heidi Swapp- Jeweled brads, Ribbon, and Black and white foral papers. Hurry, only one week left!

That's about all for now. Have a GREAT Memorial Day Weekend!!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Summer Journal

Got another quick project to add for the Sweet Shoppe. If you have never been there, you have GOT to go look at the kits..... I love EVERY kit those girls put out!!!

Here's a project I did with Julie's Wildflower Whimsy Kit. It's a summer journal for my daughter to keep up with her writing over summer vacation. She loves to write stories and draw so I thought she needed something cute and summery to do it in.

Have a GREAT week!


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pinch Me!

I am SOOOO excited! I got some great news early this week and have had to hold it in all week, but now the cat is out of the bag....check this out (the very bottom row):

Yipee!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE SSD!!!! I am one lucky girl to get to work with all these amazing designers!

I've gotten two projects done for them so far:

This card was made with the Skippy Doo Da Kit by Lauren Grier

and, I made a little BFF Bouquet with Chit Chat by Kristin Cronin-Barrow.

Make sure you check out the new Hybrid Babe Gallery to see some super projects from the other new Hybrid Babes at the Sweet Shoppe!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008


I've got a few projects to share - The first is a tutorial I did for SBB, I thought this would make a neat teacher gift since school will be out soon. I used Ali Folendore's Teacher's Pet Kit for this altered mini-clipboard.

This is another project for SBB, this altered frame was for the April issue of Tid-Bytes Magazine. You can find the tutorial for this project there.

I LOVE this month's mini-album kit over at My Creative Scrapbook!!!! There are several kits to choose from each month, this is the mini-album kit featuring Pink Paislee. You can check it out here: MCS May Kits

Have a GREAT weekend & Happy Mother's Day to all the Mom's out there!

Friday, May 2, 2008


It's a Prima Hybrid BLOG PARTY!! Below you will find my FREE template download and the links to the other flowergirls and moderators who have free templates at their blogs too.

Also, see below for my Altered Challenge at PH with a chance to win a $20 Prima Hybrid Prize package!!!!!

Here's the template and download (I used the header I created for my blog as inspiration):

Download Here: Cindy Gilchrist's Blog Party Template
Here's a digi layout I did with my template:

(I used Weeds & Wildflowers' Vintage Comfort Kit Papers for this LO)

Also, head over to PH for a challenge and tutorial for this project:

See HERE for the tutorial for this project and HERE for the Challenge - You have until Sunday 6 pm EST to complete this challenge and get a chance at a $20 prize pack from Prima Hybrid!!!!!

See the sidebar -> to sign up for e-mail updates on my blog, including occasional freebies!

Links for more FREE Templates:

Di Hickman
Andrea Gourley
Jess Gordon
Amy Martin
Angel Hartline
Indah Permata Sari
Patty Komara
Melinda Staley
Monika Martinson
Cathy Pascual

Also, in honor of NSD, we are having challenges and give aways at the PH Site - make sure you stop by!!!

Happy Scrapping!!!

A little project and Blog Party info...

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Got a new tutorial for this Notecard project in the latest Fresh Cuts Newsletter at Prima Hybrid. You can go here to sign up for the newsletter, it always has great tutorials and great info.

Also, tomorrow we are having another Blog Party at Prima Hybrid!!!! I'll post a link to all the Flower Girls' Blogs where you can go and get a free goody at each blog! You don't want to miss it so check back tomorrow!!!!!