Monday, September 27, 2010

New Winner

The first winner that picked has not contacted me, so let's see if winner #2 ever comes back to my blog :)
The new winner is Angie!

Angie said...
Happy birthday! THose cupcakes look soooo good!
Alright Angie, the ball is in your court. Email me by the weekend please. You can find my email after you click on "view my complete profile" under my picture.
I'll leave you with a card I made with Jillibean Soup's Atomic Soup line.

Oh, and ScrapTiffany's challenge this week is to use your scraps. I'll show you my card on Friday!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Get Sketchy #57

Does this sketch jump start your creative mind or what?!?!?!?! I saw this a few weeks back and couldn't wait until I could play with it. I thought I'd end up with the cutest, brightest polka dot card ever, but when I sat down to create, THIS is what my hands made:

It makes me smile!!
What can YOU do with this sketch? Link up your card at Get Sketchy because this week's prize is quite wonderful!!

A girl after Daddy's heart

Four photos on one 12 x 12 layout. Can you do it? The gang at ScrapTiffany wants you to give it a try. You know, I don't like sharing my scrapbooking with you since it's kinda rough, but I do love a good challenge. Here's my take:

I used my rockin' i-rock tool to create the heart.... so fun and blingy. To give it a "finished" look, I channeled my inner Kathy from the Daily Marker and added some dots with a silver Sharpie. LOVE THIS LOOK!!! I'll be using it often from now on.

Come on... get scrappin'.

Monday, September 20, 2010

List of giveaways again

ScrapTiffany challenges you to create a layout with 4 photos! Can you do it? I'm gonna get cracking on this challenge tonight. I'll show it to you Friday.

In the meantime, here are the giveaways I entered today:

GCD Studios

Simplicity all week

Moxie Fab World

Pink Paislee

American Crafts

wee memories hurry this one ends at midnight tonight EST

***I also bought a mystery box from sassafrass lass today.

** And I'm still waiting to hear from BridgetL, my birthday giveaway winner. Where are you?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

GS #56

When I saw Sketch #56 for Get Sketchy, I thought of a tuxedo. But then I thought, "What in the world could I do with a tuxedo card? I don't know anyone getting married soon." Then it hit me!!! My anniversary is in 3 weeks!! So, I made this "handsome" card for my groom of almost 8 years. Totally love that man!

Get your supplies out and try this sketch:

The prize is from Clip It Up! You'll want this, so hurry up and get your sketch on.

Friday, September 17, 2010

ScrapLift Challenge and Winner

This week's challenge at ScrapTiffany was to lift someone else's project. I chose to copy Latisha Yoast's Halloween Elegance card in Card Style magazine ( a Paper Crafts Special issue).

I wanted to make my card a Halloween one, too, but I didn't have wide enough Halloweeny ribbon. So, I went for a girlie card instead.

I like it's simplicity, but I do think there needs to be a second layer under the ribbon like Latisha used, but I just couldn't figure out what to use there.

Have you seen a project that you would love to copy in your own way? Give the ScrapTiffany challenge a try.

I didn't forget to pick a winner from my Birthday Giveaway. Would you believe that chose #1?!?!?!?! Congratulations BridgetL!!! 

~BridgetL~ said...

Happy Birthday. Those cupcake would make anyone's day :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

My Rockin' Big News

I'm on the Get Sketchy Design Team!!
I love this challenge blog because every week they have the greatest sketches to get you motivated to create. And I just can't believe I'm a part of it all now. So stinkin' cool!
Here's this week's sketch:

And the sponsor this week is The Greeting Farm, so I got to use this adorable senorita to make my card.

It was my first time working with a digital image and it was soooo easy!!! I just opened the image in Word, resized it from the corner so it wouldn't stretch, and printed it on cardstock. Crazy easy.
I colored her with Prisma Color pencils using a technique that my BFF, Jennifer McGuire, taught me. Clearly, I need more practice. I don't really know how to shade.... I get the whole "pretend there's a light shining on the image," but unless I actually see that light, I don't know exactly which areas should be lighter or darker.

Now, head on over to Get Sketchy and create something wonderful!! And don't forget to enter my birthday giveaway here. You have until Monday!

No Patterned Paper

What a challenge!! ScrapTiffany wants you to create with only cardstock and no patterned paper. This was tough for me. I love my pretty patterned paper. And without it, my brain could only conceive a manly card. Thank goodness my Daddy's birthday is coming up.... in November. I'm ready now.

Is it a challenge for you to leave the patterned paper on the shelf? Give the ScrapTiffany challenge a try.

Supplies: Impression Plate and ticket stamps from PTI; circle Dad stamp from Ali Edwards; all CS is Stampin' Up; versamark ink and staz-on brown; distress embossing powder in weathered wood

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Blown Away by Imaginisce

There have been tons of giveaways on the Imaginisce blog since before CHA (there's one big one going on now), and I was lucky enough to win twice. My prizes arrived Friday night and I was in shock over the amount of goodies in the box. Lori Allred of Imaginisce sent me three times as much product as I was expecting. Such a generous gift!!
I received lots of Cottage Christmas and Apple Cider, plus the i-rock tool and accessories. I'll show what I've been up to with the i-rock a little later.
I played with Cottage Christmas on Saturday.
I don't like showing ya'll my scrapbook pages since they're usually a mess, but I had to show you how sweet Cottage Christmas is. My skills don't do it justice. With the exception of the tiny "Christmas Morning" sticker, everything on this page is from Cottage Christmas.
Imaginisce sent me much more than any girl should hoard, so I'm sharing it with YOU! Remember my birthday giveaway? I'm adding some new Imaginisce gorgeousness to the pile. You have until Sept. 13 to leave a comment on the birhday post.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Today's my 34th birthday!! I'm spending most of the day with my scrapping girls, but my hubs is taking me to dinner tonight. Last night, we celebrated with our dear friends. We went to dinner and came back to our place for gourmet cupcakes and a card game. Guuuuuuuurl, lemme tell you 'bout these cupcakes. They're the best I ever had! (Leanne, if I'd have known about it when you were here, we would have certainly gone. You'd love them.) We received an assortment, so we quartered them so everyone could taste each kind.
Okay, so there WERE 12 cupcakes, but my husband got home early. The cupcakes were screaming at us and I didn't want them to wake the baby, so we split one. This little piece of heaven:

Best cupcake/cake ever!!! That's a light, not-too-sweet cream inside with chocolate mousse on top.
And the birthday gift from our friends that made me cry:

She had craft aprons embroidered with "SummerSault Designs" on them. Is that not the most thoughtful gift? She even put a ladybug button in the middle of the flower, just like on my blog banner. This amazing friend of mine is not a papercrafter, so it means even more that she would put so much thought into it. (She saw that Jennifer McGuire was wearing a craft apron in our picture, so that's how the idea started.)
I told my husband it would be hard for him to top that. He'll give me his present tomorrow night, so we'll see.
Okay, so I got an amazing gift and want to give one of you an amazing gift, too. I'm gonna do a little purge soon, so if you don't mind some partially used goodies, just leave a comment on this post. (I plan to make it a good-sized box, so only those in the U.S. can win. Sorry, but shipping gets pricey.) My little blog had its first birthday last week, too. Oops, I missed it.

I'd love it if you spread the word about my little giveaway. I'll get a picture up of the goods sometime on Sunday. Comments will close on Monday, September 13. The winner MUST email me to claim the prize, so make sure you come back (or follow/subscribe and never miss a post).

Friday, September 3, 2010

Oh My Mercy!

I got the raddest news today!!! But I can't tell you yet. Not sure when I can, but it should be soon. LOL! I would have burst if I didn't say "something" on the blog today.
And tomorrow's my birthday, but I'll be giving one of you a gift. Watch for that tomorrow.
And the rest of the DT's vintage projects were revealed today at ScrapTiffany. Go check them out. Some of these girls KNOW how to do vintage. Gorgeous!

Here are the giveaways I entered today:

Scrapbook and Cards Today (if you win this, please tell me all about it when your prizes arrive.)

wee Memories*

Paper Crafts

All Scrapbook Steals*

Making Memories

Pink Cricut

Oh My Crafts!

Jillibean Soup

Coordinates Collection*

Bella Blvd.