Monday, June 29, 2009

Amazing Race *3rd Assignment*

Ok, so yesterday's clue led us to Memories From The Attic where we got our assignment.  The assignment was to create a 2 page INTERACTIVE layout using the Pop Star line from Rusty Pickle and a theme of "the perfect day."

Yesterday was the day I was worried about.  We have had plans (tickets) for a long time for a night out.  So I was basically gone from 4pm to midnight last night.  Although I did stay up til 2:30am, it went smoother than I expected.  It all kinda just fell in place. 

So here's what I made:

The beginning:

The end:

The Spinner (yes, it works!):

The Spots:

Pull-out journaling #1:

Pull-out journaling #2:

Pull-out journaling #3:

I had a lot of fun with this one.  :)  Check out what everybody else does here.  And a new clue (leading to the new assignment) goes up in just 1 1/2 hours (Noon MT) on the Rusty Pickle blog!

SC Sketch 150

150....that seems like a lot of sketches, huh!  :)  Well here it is, the new sketch...#150:

And here's some awesome samples from the SC girls...

Sookie Francisco--

If you try the sketch let us know so we can check it out!  :)  And I will be back shortly to post my latest Amazing race assignment.  

Have a fabulous Monday!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Amazing Race *2nd Assignment*

Holy cow...this one took me forever!  The assignment was to make a mini album about why you wanted to be a Rusty Pickle chef.  You also needed to use the Mayflower line to do it.  Check out the assignment here and everybody else's album's here.

Here's mine:

Why I want to be a Pickle {chef}?
1.  For the Chipboard
Journaling reads:  Rusty Pickle has the best chipboard around…I love it!
2.  For the awesome Trim
Journaling reads:  Love love love Rusty Pickle’s trims and fabric strips!  I collect them! 
3.  For all the rest of the Fabulous Products
Stamps, Albums, Papers, Buttons, Bling, Folders, Tags, Stickers, Alphabets, Rub-On’s, Kits, Books, Clothing, Trunks.
4.  Because of the Name
Journaling reads:  When I told my husband that there was a design team call out for a company named Rusty Pickle…he laughed and said “well that’s the one for you!”  It would be kind of funny…see, I have been a pickle girl all my life.  When people think of pickles…they think of me!  J  Now maybe when people think of me, they will think of Rusty Pickle.
5.  Because of the Team
Journaling reads:  I have only spent a little bit of time with2 some of the current chefs and those tying out for the team, and everyone is fabulous!!!  I would be honored to work with any one of them. 
6.  For the Creative Opportunities
Journaling reads: I love creating, and it is my simple desire to do more of it!  And it just so happens that I am a deadlines-and-assignments type of gal.  I work good under pressure.  I like having assignments!  Being part of a design team means I get to try new products and new things.   And who knows what other creative opportunities will come. 
7.  For the Name
Journaling reads:  Just had to throw it in again…I really am a pickle girl. 
8.  Because it’s Rusty Pickle! 
Journaling reads:  I remember when I first really started getting into scrapbooking.  One of my friends was taking a Rusty Pickle class.  I thought it was so cool!  And now…I could be working on their design team!  How awesome is that! 
9.  For the Shirts
Journaling reads:  For the longest time I have wanted to buy one of Rusty Pickle’s fabulous shirts.  But I always came up with a reason why I didn’t need one.  Now I could buy one and proudly wear it around the house.  J  It would represent an accomplishment. 
10.  For the Name
Journaling reads:  One more time…for good measure. 

So please pick me.
Journaling reads: I really want it.  I think I would be a great fit. 


Now let's talk about the truth.  I loved my album last night.  But this morning...the nerves are getting to me.  That's the thing about these competitions...everyone does fabulous work.  I am feeling like I am different (than all other competitors).  They all have a look...and it is AWESOME!  And I think differently.  For example, I  think I am the only one who used NO pictures.  And people seem to think that is weird, but I do that all the time.  And I love to use bare chipboard.  I just am starting to feel like I don't have a chance at winning, because everyone else is so great.  I just hope that perhaps it is the competition and that everyone is feeling a bit this way (maybe just not saying it).  Or maybe I just need to get more sleep.  :)  But I will stay true to myself throughout the competition and if they want me then they want me, if not, I will survive.  :)

Ok, now it is almost noon...and you know what that means...the next clue.  No rest here.  :)  Full speed ahead!  

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Amazing Race *1st Assignment*

Woo Hoo....the race has begun and I am officially done with the first leg. Hope you have been following along, but if not, here is an update. :)

So yesterday at noon, a clue was posted on the RP blog. This is what it said:

With a scrapbook page nearly finished, how do I embellish it?
Do I grab some bling maybe a button or two?
But wait a minute this page is on the computer
And the screen is oh so flat
What I would really like to know is
How do you embellish-online?

The clues lead us to online spots where we can find the challenges. At first I was like "what????" but then I remembered a friend's blog who I read who used to post about a DT she was on for Embellish it or something like that. See--all that blog reading DOES pay off. :) So I was able to find the site rather quickly just by going to her blog and clicking on the link. The site for this clue is

And here is the first challenge...we had to use our "Game Time" papers and this sketch by the fabulous Beckie:

At first glance you may not think I followed the sketch, but I swear I did! :) Here's my layout:

Page 1--

Page 2--

And several close up's:

Now I am nervous and second guessing everything. The other ladies have done fabulous jobs, check theirs out in the leg 1 gallery here. BTW...I SO love these ladies that I am in this amazing experience with. They are all awesome and I feel like we are all friends. :) Kinda unusual for a competition, but hey...

If you haven't already...head to the Rusty Pickle blog to win some goodies!!! And I hear there will be more too. ;)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

English Garden

Here are a bunch of fun projects using the new English Garden kit from Marks Paper Company.  For the most part, I used their digital version of the kit, but just printed it and used it traditionally.  

For this first project, I was feeling a little bit flirty.  :)  I made this to hang by our bed in the bedroom.  My hubby got a kick out of it.  

For the above project I used a wooden piece from Say it with Letters and altered it.  :)  

Here, I took a house from Maya Road and altered it to make a butterfly house.  

Just another view of the same thing...

Here's just a quick digi page...

And here are some quick and easy cards...

I really LOVE the new English Garden collection from Marks Paper Company!  It's just beautiful.  

And they are having a contest right now, check it out here on their blog.  Deadline is the 27th.  

And finally....

The Amazing Race begins at noon (MT) today!!!  That's not far away.  Our first clue will be posted on the RP blog.  I really hope you follow along, but it is also beneficial for you to do so...because they will have lots of giveaways just for those people following along, so stay tuned to their blog for that!  :)  

Have an awesome Wednesday everyone!!!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


I seem to do it on everything...I just love it. :) Here's a page I made for a stitching call.

And some close up's:

So if you think you can creatively incorporate stitching into a scrapbook page, go here to the Scrapbooks, Etc blog and post your layout for their stitching challenge. You could get published! :) I just wanted to pass along the information. Deadline is the 28th.

Have an awesome Tuesday! The Amazing Race starts tomorrow at noon (MT) and I am just beyond excited!!! Come cheer us can do this on facebook here. :)

Papers--Prima Marketing and Creative Imaginations, Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Screen, and Glimmer Chips--Tattered Angels, Felt, Pearls, and Flowers--Prima Marketing, Border Sticker--Adornit, Cardstock (for journaling)--Xerox, Computer Program--Microsoft Word, Fonts--CK Blessed, Gills San Ultra Bold, and Cambria.

Monday, June 22, 2009

SC Sketch 149

Wow...things have been busy lately here.'s the sketch for today:

Digi elements from Emily Powers.

And here is what awesome SC girls did with the sketch...

Didn't they all do great!!!  If you do the sketch, let us know!!!!  We'd love to see it.  :)  

Have a fabulous Monday!!!