Spring Romance and Amber Amore, 2 of the paper packs that I had ordered from BWScrapbooking.com. Yes, these papers also come in digital form but I can touch these ones. They are a really good heavier paper with a semi-gloss finish. Very Beautiful! Can't wait to create with these, I have a really great fall picture I want to use with the Amber Amore collection. And I am not sure yet what I will use the Spring Romance for, but I am sure I will come up with something really special. If you like these papers and want to see some more, click on the link in the side bar.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Thanks to everyone at Scrapbook News and Review, I had sent in a card for thier 'Multiple Stamping' call and they decided to pick it up for thier April 2009 issue. It's a cute little Happy Birthday card geared towards boys and it has funky stars and arrows on it! I will post the actual card in May after thier issue is out. I love that I am getting a good response from companies and publications and hopefully this will continue. Seeing as how Jim is out of town for the next 8 days I have lots of time to create some more. I would love to play with a new technique, so if you have one that you think I should try, comment and I would love to try something new!
Saturday, March 28, 2009
So my DH has gone on a business trip for about 11 days. This is day 2 and I have already gotten 6 layouts done. Didn't know that he took up more time than my daughter. It has been good as I have been getting alot of my deadlines done, even ahead of schedule. This lovely picture which I submitted for the first GCD Studios desgin team, you can pick up a paper pack at Michael's, they include die-cuts, glitter letters and lots of great paper. I hope you like the little dragonflies I made out of flowers and rhinestones. Just the right touch. Hopefully I will have some good news for you soon. Wish me luck!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I added a new feature to my blog, you can now subscribe to everythig I have been doing, just add me to your internet start up browser. Also if you are subscribing, I would love to have you become a 'Follower', I know you want to! ;) And if you have a blog, like Stephanie's, or a link to another site, people can get directed from my blog to yours. Hopefully I will see some new names as followers. Thanks for taking an interest and stay tuned for more Scrappy Adventures!
I have been doing a lot of 'out6side the box' thinking. This layout was an entry for a Guest Designer Contest, based off a sketch. I, of course, love the picture and the paper is all Heidi Swapp. I am currently trying to push myself to try new scrapbooking methods and get a bit more funky, that seems to be what people like. So did I achieve it? Who knows. I thought this layout turned out really great and the paper did a lot of the work for me. Next time I hopefully with push the creative lines even more!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
What a good week I have been havin, first I got first prize in a consultant contest using Close to my Hearts NEW Fancy Cuts Botanicals, featured here in a cute little Growth Chart. First Prize was $100 in free product, well worth it I would say! Secondly, I have been asked to be part of BWScrapbooking's Creative Team, designig Hybrid Layouts with there 'Real' paper! So look for new layouts using thier designs. If you are into digital scrapbooking check out thier packs at http://www.bwscrapbooking.com/ . As soon as I can I will get up a blinkie so you can link to thier site!
All in all a good week, now let's see what else I can do!
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I haven't been doing much creating lately, been doing all the other things that I neglect to do when I am creating, like laundry, dinner and cleaning the bathrooms (don't want to do that!) As of tonight...after Survivor...I will be back at it, I have 8 calls for this weekend and a crop all day Saturday (hopefully someone comes this time). Lots of time to really get something done. The above layout was for a contest on some obscure scrapbook site, obviously I didn't win! But we will keep plugging away and it seems the magazines think MORE IS MORE...much to my previous statement. I always love comments, so leave one if you have something to say.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I am so happy to report that I have just gotten back an email from Scrapbooking.com magazine who would like to publish my layout, titled 'Daddy's Best Friend'. The above picture is the picture to look for and see what I did with this picture and a small write up in thier May issue! I am so excited, I now realize what the magazines are looking for. Yeah Me!
Monday, March 16, 2009
I was doing my errands today and looked back in the car to see my adorable daughter, sleeping, which made me love her even more because we are at the stage where she goes on and on about everything. Not at all like her mother! :) But there are alot of publishing calls, contest and design teams out there to dazzle with my scrappy style. No takers as of yet....but I am hopeful. I am practicing more dimension with my layouts, so you may see more of these close up shots, along with different tecniques that I don't normally do, so bear with me. Hope you like this blast to the past picture of me, how cute was I...what happened.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I feel like my creative juices are flowing and I am creating more interesting pieces of art! I also feel like the scrapbooking industry is asking for more, layering and techniques, sometime I think it's too much and the page just looks squished and confusing. I like to keep my pages simple with a common theme in mind and just one or two techniques to round it out. Less is more!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Trying to get all this free stuff uploaded to blogger is a real pain, but I guess I will have to wait till my darling husband gets home and maybe by tomorrow my blog will look different. I didn't think I was computer illiterate, I mean I use the computer just as much as I used to when I was working. Maybe its Windows Vista...anyway it it painful and I would like to update this blog. My next hump is to get my blog linked to my facebook, but we'll see how that goes. Above is one of my favorite layouts, hope you get some inpiration from it!
Monday, March 9, 2009
Having a blast creating like crazy. I also have a crop coming up and I am going to love getting alot of my projects done. I want to get some great projects done. However with some great sketches on some other sites and blogs have given me some great inspiration. Time to get my groove on and get back to creating.
I hae been having a lot of fun creating new and fun classes and layouts. The project above is my next class with my online meetup group. I think it is simple and cute...it does appeal to everyone. I hope that more people end up coming to my classes than usual (zero), but I am new to the area and don't know many people. I will keep plugging away and using up my substatial scrapbooking aresenal. Keep checking back for more ideas and designs.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I am ready to start submitting and getting my name out there as a creative scrapbooker and teacher. I feel like I have made some really creative layouts and think it is time to submit to online groups and magazines. I hope they will be recieved well but who know what they are looking for. Now it is time to lock myself in the basement and create!!!
Look for more creations soon!