Tuesday, June 30, 2009

DT Submission - Pile it On

These projects were made for a new challenge site called Pile it on! A fantastic idea that takes other challenge sites and incorporates thier challenges in with other challenge blogs. For example; The Animal Train is a challenge from Whimsical Scraps and Bugs, they are challenging us to use animals this time, but Pile it on asks us to also use 4 buttons or more. Get it? New Addition is a layout I made from a sketch I got off 2sketches4U, and Pile it On wants us to also use Purple. Makes more sense. Thank You Card was a sketch I used from Color Chef and Pile it On's challenge was a Non-stamped Setiment...thus the Rub ons! I think they all worked out really well and being told what my layout kinda had to look like really sped up my creative process! I am hoping for the best, I hope I used thier link properly! Hope to hear good news!

Monday, June 29, 2009

The Bizzy Scrapper Online Store

Just wanted to share some pictures of me as a child. We had a 3' tall Raggedy Ann doll, so when I was three, my mom put me in the clothes and I would play around in them. Such cute pictures, and memories. I wanted to share something with everyone out there about this great online store called the Bizzy Scrapper, I just did an order with her and bought a boatload of stuff from her clearance section and it actually WAS clearance pricing. I am encouraging everyone to go to the site and peek around, there are great deals on there as well as some companies that you can't find on other sites. Sheila is super great to deal with and I love finding something new and different at her store. In the next little bit I will post some items I make using products from her store.

Friday, June 26, 2009

My First Independance Day Celebration

Soon enough it will be a fun evening as everyone is on thier decks and having a party while the sky is lit with hundreds of fireworks. At least that is the vision in my head. This will be my families first July 4th in the States and I am anticipating a HUGE celebration. All of my American friends had better not disappoint! But I am hoping not to disappoint them either as the great little centerpiece above will be given as a gift for the host. This centerpiece is actually my next class I am doing just in time for July 4th. Lots of fun and super cute. If you are interested on coming to the class, just click the link on the right hand side of the page that says 'Scrapaholics Unite' to see what is coming up here in the Denver Metro area or click here for a calendar of upcoming classes and crops. I hope Independance Day is as spectacular as the movies make it out to be! Looking forward to it!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Capture These Sketches Team Search

This Layout is based on the Sketch provided by Capture these Sketches.
This a sketch I drew to jump my creativity,

This is the layout based on the sketch above and one of my favorite at the moment, it captures one of my daughters looks perfect...I think it worked out great.
All of the above was made for Let's Capture our Memories , for their first Design Team.
I am applying and it seems like a really great sketch challenge site and online store. I know it is going to be good because I recognize a lot of thier followers as being some really talented designers from other design teams. I have not yet been picked for a sketch challenge site and would love to opportunity to design some great layouts and push my scrapbook boundaries.
I hope everyone gets a chance to look at this up and coming site, I got a chance to look around and it already has a hopping Gallery and great Forum. If you think I should get choosen to be on the Capture these Sketches design team, I would love to hear from you, leave a comment and some encouragment! Finger Crossed!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It's all about Class

This was a class I did last night. Only Jessica showed up last night, but we had a great time playing with all the Close to my Heart papers, stamps and rub-ons. Ended up making a couple of really cool frames, the top 2 are mine but the 'Beachy' one is Jessica's. This is a super easy frame and with all the paper and embellishments on them they really *Pop*! I am hoping to make some more soon and possibly sell them at the county fair. Also if you are interested in taking one of my classes, and are in the Denver Metro area, you can check out my class schedule here. Looking forward to creating some more today.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Latest Addition

This is my layout for the first challenge from Whimsical Scraps and Bugs - Cricut Challenge Site. The challenge was to use the letter 'S'. I may have over done that but I thought all the intertwined 's' looked kinda like Barrel full of Monkeys! It is a layout about my daughter at the park and I thought all the color and motion made it a fun layout.
And this little ball of fur is our newest addition. We just got him this week and we named him TANK. He is an adorable 8 week old Daschund. Pretty cute. Don't know alot about the breed yet, but he is a vast improvment over the last couple of dogs we have owned. I am sure I will be scrapbooking these pictures soon. If only they could stay that cute forever!

Friday, June 12, 2009

GCD Studios - Spotlight

So I was actually a Spotlight Gal today for GCD Studios, instead of yesterday. They had posted my new layouts that I sent them but not the ones I had originally submitted. To see the Spotlight and article go here. The above is actually for 2 other projects I had made for GCD Studios, however they are being picked up for publication in Scrapbook News and Review, July Issue, 1 super summer card and a 'Sweet' Project ready to put a cavity in your mouth. I also submitted two original layouts to GCD Studios, one named New Baby and the other is Taking a Stroll .

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Spotlight Gal

This week has been an amazing week, first I get announced as part of a great design team for Whimsical Scraps and Bugs, and then today I am the Spotlight Gal for a major scrapbooking manufacturer, GCD Studios. You can see me on thier blog being showcased. I am very honored and had a lot of fun playing with all of thier products, as you see above I created some additional projects using thier lines of paper. Thank you Heidi Sonboul and GCD Studios for this opportunity. You can see my Spotlight Info here.
Also, occasionally I will be doing give-aways for followers of my site and those of you who leave comments, I would like to encourage you to become a follower and leave a comment if you like something. Thanks for looking,

Monday, June 8, 2009

A new team to be part of!

Awesome!!!! I have been holding this in for a week...Whimsical Scraps and Bugs have asked me to be part of thier Design Team! If you don't know about whimsical scraps and bugs, it is a Cricut challenge site, they have a challenge at the beginning of the week and you submit at by the end of the week using your Cricut to make the challenge. By the end of the month all your submissions are put in a draw, the more submissions the more chances to win. It's a really cool site, especially if you want some more ideas on how to use your cricut more effectively. The link is http://www.whimsicalscrapsandbugs.blogspot.com/ . The above are 2 baby cards I made using my Cricut, cartridge was the Pooh font, for my friend Tracy, who had her first baby, Peyton! Check back as I will be posting my challenges here as well as on the site, I have lots of great ideas to get the most out of your Cricut!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Exciting things to come!

Kinda a long post for pictures but I wanted you all to see a cute little clear acrylic album I made using double-sided paper, snipped brads, border stamps and geometric circles. The first picture is the front page and with the album closed you can see all the layers as they are on top of each other making the album even more full than the single pages. I also will have some exciting news to share with you this week, lots of great oppurtunities have presented themselves and fun projects are starting. Hope you will check back to see what is happening in my crazy world.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Saturday again...

So my husband has decided that we are going to have a Barbeque with all our friends on Saturday night. Not exactly what I want to do after 3 weekends of BBQ's. But he wants to invite his bosses and make this a 'get to know you ' event. He never does end up inviting any of his bosses and the usual bunch is planning on showing up. Now, being a creative person, my house in always in a state of 'flux' (fancy word for not clean), and of course my husband has to work late everynight and most of Saturday. I am so not ready for this, and it was all his idea! MEN! Should I feel flattered that he thinks of me as a superhero, because I need one right now to help me out. Or should I be upset because it was all his idea and he left all the planning, cleaning, cooking up to me! I just wanted to share this little joke with you that sums up my day so far:
Funny? Yes. Sexist? Probably a bit…but still funny.
We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert ..
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill - beer in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.
Here comes the important part:
(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat .
Important again:
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
And most important of all:
(11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed ‘ her night off ‘, and, upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there’s just no pleasing some women.
That will sounds exactly like my day...
I included a great layout of my family from 1980...preserving memories isn't just about the new ones, it's about the old ones too...remembering the story.
Hope you like my Joke! :)