Saturday, June 28, 2008

girlie dress

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend! I have two sleeping babies and they've been out for a couple hours! Wow - that's huge in my world. :) Hubby and I went out last night to see a play.. it was hard leaving them and of course I thought of them all night! They didn't fall asleep until late so I'm sure that's why they're worn out today. I'm thinking I'll wake them up soon (although I hate to) but I want them to sleep tonight. Anyway... on to this CUTE project!

Our friend Amber e-mailed me with this adorable dress she created. Isn't it adorable?? I just love the bling!! Some of the dresses people have created are just too cute.. they're dresses I'd want to wear! I love seeing what you're all creating so please, keep sending me photos and links! Check out Amber's gallery too over at a cute website called Sweet Shoppe Designs.

Also, we're in the process of a re-design in the shop and eventually blog so please bear with us as we transition. Some COOl things are in the works!!




And again - I'll just leave with the link to our SUMMER CONTEST. Click HERE for all the details. Happy Summer!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Paper Trends

We were happily surprised and excited when we heard we were featured in the June/July issue of Paper Trends magazine. A friend called me to say she saw us listed and I didn't even know!! Roree Rumph designed this house piece and I think it's so sweet. We'll be sending Roree a package as a thank you for publishing our products! If you're published with any of our products, let us know and we'll send something along to you too. :)


And don't forget about our SUMMER CONTEST! Click HERE for all the details!

Monday, June 23, 2008

SUMMER CONTEST - I Scream for Ice Cream!


SAY IT WITH LETTERS'
I Scream for Ice Cream SUMMER CONTEST!!


Scoop 1:
Contest runs from June 23-August 31

Scoop 2:
Buy your
ICE CREAM shape from SIWL:
www.damboisedesigns.etsy.com

Scoop3:
Decorate to your hearts content! Enter as many times as you'd like!

Scoop 4:
Send photos with contact information to:
deb@sayitwithletters.com
Come visit our blog for more information and inspiration: www.sayitwithletters.com

Scoop 5:

PRIZES!!
1st Prize: $50 Gift Certificate
2nd Prize: $15 Gift Certificate
3rd Prize: $10 Gift Certificate
{Gift Certificates available towards shapes and letters only. Excludes shipping.}
DT Members not eligible to win


I can't wait to see what you all create!! This shape is too much fun!


Design by Julie Ann Shahin
Digital Kits: Techno Princess by Traci Reed and Dani Mogstad at Sweet Shoppe Designs


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

banner-iffic!

We're so excited to introduce our *brand new* fun and playful banner pennants! These are designed for a more permanent decor item, say like a nursery or studio or kitchen or whatever you chose! They're 1/2 inch thick, nice and sturdy and just so much fun. I love what Julie Ann from our Design Team did with these. They're for sale in our Shop sold as single pennants or sold as sets (the more you buy the better the price!) If you're interested in a set that isn't listed, just e-mail me.

These are TOO much fun! Love those pom poms!

Monday, June 16, 2008

rockin' + baby's christening day

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I had to share this first picture because it's a definite favorite around here. I made Steven a card with this picture that said, U Rock Dad! Is that picture not the cutest??! :)



We had the babies baptized on Father's Day. It was such a nice day. Steven's uncle came down from Canada to perform the baptism. They were so angelic in their little gowns. Such a special day.





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We have some really cool things we're planning around here. First up will be a SUMMER CONTEST!! Stay tuned for all the details!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Sunday is Father's Day.. hubby's first. I won't share his Dad's Day gift because he reads the blog. HA! We're also having the babies baptized (and my MIL is making their christening gowns.) So sweet! I can't wait to share pictures. I took some adorable new photos of them this week. Little Steven's starting to smile and I got some great shots.

Thought I'd share this gorgeous piece done by Julie Ann Shahin of our design team. She's such a talent. I love how she always papers the sides of her projects (something I rarely do myself) and I always look at hers and think how finished it really looks. I'm going to share the background story of this piece too because I just love it. Enjoy!
This is for my Father-in-Law. He was a Marching Band teacher/director at a local Catholic high school. They won tons of awards and contests. They kinda toured all over Europe, playing for Grace Kelly and the Pope as well. DH got to go on all the trips too as FIL took the whole family everywhere.There is a photo of FIL holding up a huge trophy, I haven't stopped by there to pick it up but I could probably add it in somehow if he wants that photo included. I used all Christina Renee stuff on it - her paper for Prima and then her digi goodies at her own store.
Just gorgeous!! Thanks JA for the inspiration! Happy Father's Day to all the special men in your lives. Thanks for always visiting!




Saturday, June 07, 2008

Guest Designer, the fabulous Jackie Bonette


Meet Jackie Bonette our Guest Designer this month. She looved our coffee cup shape and created a fun and whimsical wall hanging.

I've been a long time admirer of Jackie's work since seeing her work in Autumn Leaves' Designing With series of books as well as visiting her gallery over at Two Peas. Read on to learn a bit more about her and enjoy her tutorial and creation...



Hi there!
I am Jackie Bonette, born and raised in small town southern Alberta, and still actually on a farm near that small town now....wife and mom to 3 wild-and-crazy kiddos and a new golden retriever puppy thrown in there too just incase life might get boring. :)
I don't know if it's our busy schedules but I seem to have a difficult time actually scrapbooking these days but love to do fun little decor crafts & projects so I was so excited that Deb asked me to do up something for her! I hope you like the coffee cup wall art...it's really easy even though my tutorial and all the pics make it look like it's a big deal...it's not. Dive in and I hope you enjoy. :)



{Coffee Cup Wall Art

{To create this quick & easy piece, I used the following supplies but please feel free to substitute whatever you might already have lying around:

- Coffee Cup wooden cutout shape from DamboiseDesigns
- 12x12” corrugated cardboard
- several different patterned papers
- acrylic paint and sanding tools
- flower rub-on
- small heart stamp and red ink
- several types of black sticker letters and rub-on letters
- red script-y sticker letters
- paper wire or similar (for the ‘steamy swirls’)
- black patterned book binding tape
- scalloped paper edges
- adhesives, hot glue gun, stapler, ModPodge

1. Start by selecting paper strips of varying widths to cover your background cardboard with and another couple of prints to cover the coffee cup. Adhere papers to cardboard and
trace right side of coffee cup to back side of the patterned paper that you are using to cover it with; cut coffee cup shape.
2. Paint only the edge of the cup with a complimentary colour of acrylic paint; allow to dry.
3. Adhere paper to cup using ModPodge; allow to dry thoroughly and then trim/sand off any excess paper edges.
4. Finish off the art background (the cardboard) by adding scalloped edges to 2 sides and book binding tape to the others. Add sticker & rub-on letters to create the coffee, coffee, coffee strip; inter-space with tiny red heart stamps. Add a bit more texture with staples here and there. (I still can’t do anything without adding staples somewhere!!)
5. Further embellish the cup with other bits of pattern at the bottom, a rub-on flower and ‘coffee love’ sticker letters. Adhere to the background using hot glue applied directly to the cup and then placed.
6. Lastly, add small steam swirls by twisting small bits of paper covered wire around a finger or pencil; add a wet adhesive to the non-twirled end and stick it in behind the cup. Staple the swirled ends to secure.







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You can find your own COFFEE CUP shape in our shop right HeRE!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

U ROCK DAD!!

It's June! Wow! That means Dad's Day is just around the corner. Why get Dad that boring old tie that he can wear when you can decorate one of these tie shapes and he'll be sure to cherish it forever!


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We've got some great shapes for Dad.. tell him he ROCKS with our guitar. Or a helmet for the sports lovin' Dad. Or, how about a trophy to tell him he's #1!




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Or just order some DAD letters and decorate with fun photos! Remember, any of the lettering styles in our shop are available as custom orders at no extra charge. If you want to spell DAD, POPS, PAPA or GRANDPA.. just e-mail me with the lettering style and we'll get working on it! Let me know it's for Dad and we'll put a rush on it!
Looking for a special and inexpensive teacher thank you gift? How about decorating our apple shape! I love the idea of spray painting it with chalkboard paint!


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Happy Dad's Day to all the special men in your life!