Saturday, October 30, 2010

Try Going Curvy

**Scroll down for the Scrapbook Challenges blog hop (tons of prizes!).

I have one more layout to share with you that uses the Green line from My Little Shoebox. I know I have already said it, but man...I LOVE this line! It quickly became my favorite. :)

You'll see that there are a lot of curves in this layout. I've been doing that a lot lately...I just love the funky look it gives any project. Here are some close up's:

And speaking of My Little Shoebox...the sketch is due tomorrow for the October sketch challenge. Check that all out here.

ETA: So sorry everyone...I messed up the deadline. You have until Nov. 15th for the MLS sketch challenge.

Have a wonderful weekend! And be safe on Halloween! :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop!!! :)

**This is my second post for the day, I would love it if you would scroll down and view my other post as well. :)

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges sixth DT blog hop! :) It officially starts at 10am (MT) and will go through Monday at Midnight (MT)--which is the deadline for qualifying for prizes.

I am your first stop on the hop.

Today's hop is special though. We are celebrating our first birthday on the ning forum! We started out as a group on myspace a long time ago, but exactly one year ago today, we became our own forum on ning. We have all sorts of activites and challenges going on and I do hope you join us there too. And there are a ton of prizes to be won. :)

Today, every blog you hop to will have a layout that they made that is based on this fun sketch created by yours truly:

Here's what I did for the sketch...

And some close up's:

And of course, the best news is that we have lots of FABULOUS PRIZES to give away today! So let me get on with all the ways you can win a prize. :)

1. One lucky person who leaves a comment on all of our blogs in the DT blog hop will win the "It's Your Day" line from Fancy Pants Designs:

2. One person who does the sketch and posts in the Hop On section will win the "Early Bird" line from Cosmo Cricket:

3. One person who JOINS the group this weekend will win the "Merry Christmas" line from Echo Park Paper Company:

4. One person who INVITES someone to the group this weekend (must be through the invite link on the group) will win "Road Map" line from October Afternoon:

5. And you will find a 5th prize in the Hop On section! :)

6. And finally, I have some blog candy just for one lucky person who comments on MY BLOG today. :) It is the "Nerdy Bird" line from Sassafras:

Now that I have overwhelmed you with all the FANTASTIC things you could win. :)

Oh, and thanks for joining us today! :)

In case you get lost in the blog hop today, here is the order:

Supplies for my layout:
Papers--My Mind's Eye, My Little Shoebox, Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket, Chipboard Letters--My Little Shoebox, Buttons--Studio Calico, Ink--Stampin' Up!, Ribbon--Prima Marketing, Floss--DMC, Tool--Slice (cut leaves) , Computer Font--Apple Casual, Adhesive--Helmar (Premium Craft Glue).

There's Still Time!!!!

** Come back later today for a blog hop with a TON of prizes. :)

Have you checked out the October issue of ScrapStreet yet? Check it out here. You can find my article here.


There's still time to submit to ScrapStreet for the January calls. You have until October 31st to submit.

Here are the calls:

January 2011 Article Calls - Features
Call 1: Show us the Snow! Let's see your creative snowflakes! Do you stamp them, piece them, or make them from ribbon? There are so many ways to make snowflakes on our pages and projects...and we want to see them all!
Call 2: Baby New Year - Bring on the Babies! Share your favorite baby layouts with us. Make us coo!
Call 3: Suits Me To A 'Tea'-Did you know that January is recognized as 'Hot Tea' month? When I think of tea, I think of tea parties, bridal showers, or anything that is just floral and frilly. With that in mind, share with us your dainty layouts, cards, and altered projects that feature tea parties, bridal showers, or designs that exude what a tea party should look like to you.
Call 4: All a flutter. Show us how you used butterflies in a fun and unique way on your layouts.
Call 5: Pack in the photos! Share your layouts with at least 3 photos per page.
January 2011 Article Calls - Fixtures
Chic Street: Soft, delicate colors are hot right now!!! Show us layouts using pastels.
U-Turn: New Year, New Beginnings, New...Uses? Show us how you repurpose something old and make it new!
Open Road: Put the focus on your journaling! Raise your voice! Create a layout and tell a story in your strongest voice. Are you typically sarcastic, funny, serious, mushy? Be sure your journaling reflects who you are!
Easy Street: Ringing in the new year! Share with me your simple layouts about your plans for 2011 or perhaps your resolutions!
Card Corner: Little known holidays are a great source of inspiration for cards. Did you know that January boasts both Amelia Earhart Day and Christa McAuliffe Day? Celebrate the spirit of these great women by creating a card featuring a form of air travel (airplanes, space shuttles, hot air balloons, etc.)
Deadline is midnight on October 31 ... for all calls.
Please send your work to

And I have a layout to share with you today too. It was in the September issue of ScrapStreet.

I am so grateful that I made this layout because it forced me to upload the pics on my camera. Like a week later, I dropped and shattered my phone and all were gone!

Supplies: Paper: Studio Calico, Making Memories, BoBunny Press, Grungeboard: Tim Holtz, Alphabet: Making Memories, October Afternoon, Rub-Ons: BasicGrey, Tags: The Girls' Paperie, Stickers: BoBunny Press, Paint: Scribbles, Specialty Ink: Tattered Angels, Floss: DMC, Font: American Typewriter, Adhesive: Helmar.

Ok...hope you have a fantastic day...and seriously, submit!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Flip Flop Hip Hop

Well today is Thursday, so that means it is time for Unity's Hip Hop!!! But we're changing it up again today...and doing another Flip Flop Hip Hop!!! What's that? Well we switched things up a bit and the Unity design team will be playing with Ippity stamps and the Ippity design team will be showcasing Unity stamps. Isn't it fun!!! AND we are all sharing "encouragement" projects with you today...we thought that was especially appropriate this month being that it is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Think pink, right...well at least for my project. ;)

You'll want to start the hop at the Unity Blog. If you came from Jennifer then you are in the right place. :)

Here's my project for the day:

I used the "Quotes a'la Happy" stamp set from Ippity. At first I wasn't sure how I was going to use this set for the project I wanted to do, but I think it turned out just fine. :) That wooden scalloped square is from Say It With Letters. I have a bunch of her stuff just waiting to be altered. :) Here is a close up:

I used Helmar adhesives to adhere everything:

* I used Helmar Premium Craft glue for the bulk of my adhering.
* I used my fav...the Liquid Scrap Dots to pop up the dress form.


I do have another stamp set to give away today. :) All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post and you could win this stamp set:

And one more thing...

Unity is DONATING $.25 cents per NEW FACEBOOK FRIEND to the Susan G. Koman Foundation. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. Share the NEWS! Every person that hits the like button starting at MIDNIGHT till MIDNIGHT tomorrow UNITY donates $.25 cents! So please, if you haven't become a fan or "liked" Unity over on facebook...go do that now! :)

And now it's time to hop on to the lovely Robyn.

Next Blog

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!! Oh and BTW...there's a HUGE sale going on at Unity...check out all the details here. Now I'm really off. ;)

Wooden shape--Say It With Letters, Paint--Making Memories, Stamps--Ippity by Unity, Cardstock--The Paper Company, Ink--Stampin' Up!, Paper--Crate Paper, Gems--Prima Marketing, Flowers--Prima Marketing, Lily Bee Design and American Crafts, Chipboard Letters--My Little Shoebox, Chipboard Dress Form---Dusty Attic, Fabric--Rusty Pickle, Lace--Webster's Pages, Adhesive--Helmar.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's Raining Glitter!

Yesterday was fall on my Christmas. :) That's right, I am sharing a Christmas layout with you today. I just LOVE Christmas time. In fact I am ready to already start listening to Christmas music. :) But I am forcing myself to wait until after Halloween. :(

Here's my layout today:

The snowflakes are from Magistical Memories. They were part of a mini book that I just used on my page instead. I added red glitter to them and then even a bit of stitching. It's actually not that hard to stitch through MM chipboard...they are the perfect width! All the papers and stickers are from Echo Park Paper Company. Here's some close up's:

I added the glitter by first spraying Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive on my chipboard pieces and then covering with glitter. :) The rest of my layout was adhered with Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

That swirl is actually the negative part of a paper that I used my Quickutz Revolution to cut a swirl with.

Seriously...can I start sing Christmas music now? Even just looking at this layout makes me happy. :) I love Christmas.

Have a MAGICAL day! :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Magistical Memories

Let me take a moment to introduce you to this wonderful chipboard manufacturer called Magistical Memories. A couple years back I came across their company and placed an order. I was so happy with the quality and the designs of the chipboard...I just love it! Recently I discovered they were having a DT call and went for it. As you know, I did make the team, so you will be seeing a lot more of their product in my work. :) Their chipboard really is awesome! It's not too thick, not too thin, easy to alter, but perfect to add just as is too! I hope you take some time and look at the store. Their blog can be found here. And while you are at it, why not check out their facebook page and hit "like". :) You never know when that might benefit YOU. ;)

Today I am sharing a layout with you with some of their new releases...

A little frolicking in the fall anyone?

I used new chipboard from two different designers. I used the Scroll Cara piece (a Nicole Lombardo design) and the Scallop Border (an Amy Teets design). I simply sprayed them with brown glimmer mist.

I used Crate Paper's Restoration line for all the papers and die cuts. Those gems on the bottom are from Nicole Lombardo. And I used Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to put it all together. :) Here are some close up's:

And I almost forgot...I owe you a winner from last week's Hip Hop. :) So.... are my winner! :) Please send your address to and tell her you won the "Heart Journaling" stamp on my blog. :)

Hope you are having a wonderful day!!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sketch 224

It's sketch time again! Here'a a new sketch for you...

And here are some samples from the fabulous SC girls...



And this one comes from our guest designer this month, Kim Watson--

And for those of you who prefer two ya go:

And now it's your turn to try. Share the link with us here OR for a chance to win the monthly sponsorship prize--upload it to the Scrapbook Challenges gallery.
Can't wait to see what you all do!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 22, 2010

MLS Sketch

Hi everyone! So My Little Shoebox is again having a sketch this month. Here's the sketch I created for them:

Check out the post on their blog here to see other examples and to post your interpretation of the sketch. Here's what I did:

And some close up's:

That last pic is a little bit blurry...but oh well.

I did use Helmar's Premium Craft Glue to adhere everything on my page. Speaking of Helmar...did you see that they announced the new full team? I am so excited to work with each of the new gals! I am very happy to be staying on with them. You can see the full list here. I am off. Enjoy your day!!! :)