Sunday, February 28, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Hello friends and fellow crafters. We have some news over at Humble Pie Stamps today! Our name has changed from Humble Pie to The TownScrapper in preparation for our AMAAAAAAZING news!
We're so excited and bursting at the seams but we can't spill the beans quite yeeeeeet! Stay
tuned as we'll share our news later next week. So check back regularly because we're going to celebrate with some surprises and maybe - dare I say it - CANDY - wink, wink!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Super busy day going on here at my house. Today is Friday and that brings two new challenges this week for you at Frosted Designs and Humble Pie Stamps. I created one project this week that incorporates both challenges.
But....before I share, I want to congratulate our winners from last week! Our super talented top 3 of the star challenge at Frosted Designs were, Laurel, Hannah, and Jess, check them out!
Our winner of the one embellishment challenge at Humble Pie last week was the super talented Maria, she had the cutest "messy" snowman project, be sure to visit her!
Alright then, the new challenge at Frosted Designs is to use your own handwriting on your project. I wrote on the two tags, "You're Sweet". Everyone always compliments my handwriting, remember, I am a teacher, and have years of practice at "neat" writing.
Our challenge at Humble Pie this week is to make an easel card. Can someone wonk me on the head for not trying these earlier???? I had no idea how super simple these cards were until the Lovely Lisa, my fellow Baker, posted her tutorial on the HP blog. You can check it out here.
all papers, flowers, tags~ My Mind's Eye
Berry Maggie~ Humble Pie Stamps
buttons, ribbon, floss~stash
Well..... we have LOTS of stuff to give away at Humble Pie this week!
One lucky winner will receive the beautiful Whiff of Joy "Charlotte on Carpet" stamp, now available at The Town Scrapper!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
You ladies have all made my week! Beginning on Sunday, I have had the pleasure and honor of having this Sunshine Award presented to me 4 times. I am so honored to accept it and let you all know I, indeed need some sunshine! This has helped to make my week so much brighter! Alrighty, thanks so much Crystal and Robin (my dt sistahs at Practical Scrappers) and to Kaye and Sandy (my great scrappy friends) for spreading the sunshine! You ladies are incredible friends and always spread love and inspiration wherever you go! Right back at you all! :-) Big hugs...
the rules for this award....
place the award in your post or within your blog
pass this award to six of your followers
link the nominees to your post
let the nominees know they have received the award by commenting on their blog
share the love and link to the person you received the award from. And of course you all know what a cheat I am! 4 awards x 6 followers = 24 awards to share! I am sharing with my bloggy friends and anyone else who would love to have it, please take it and spread the love!
1. Dawn - Dawn's Craft Place
2. Brenda - Rose Blossom Legacies
3. Laurel - Laurel's Place
4. Jocelyn - Simply Me
5 . Teri - Teri's Cards and Toppers
6. Mona - Cupcake Creations
7. Carla - Carla Creates
8. Beth - Inky Fingers Rule
9. Jamie - A Happy Scrappy Place
10. Heidi M. Cropstar
11. Tanya - Random Acts of Crafting
12. Christine - Scrapping with Christine
13. Kerri - Kerri's Kr8tions
14. Fern - Fern's Creations
15. Cheryl - CherCroppin's Stamp Pad
16. Darlene - Dar's Crafty Creations
17. Boni - Boni Bleaux Designs
18. Penny - A Work of Heart
19. Sarah - Sarah's Paper Tray
20. Micki - Artful Xpressions
21. Leah - The Chronicles of Orange
22. Lisa - Lisa's Paper Fun
23. Melanie- Paper Blessings
24. Maria - Marias Studio
I'm finally getting to share some blog awards I've been given throughout this week. This one was given to me by my great scrappy friend, Christina. She has the most wonderful blog and creates amazing projects! Check her out.
Thanks, Christina for thinking of me! Right back at you, sweetie!
Ok, so the rules for this award are:
1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award
2) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love
3) Share 7 things about yourself
I'm passing this one on to (in no particular order)
1. Chris - Twinkles Glow With Love
2.Robin - Life is Scrappy Good!
3. Barb - Crafty Girl
4.Steph - Where'd All My Money Go
5. Sherry - What Matters Most
6. Erica - My New Little Spot to Be
7. Jessica - Mountain Mommy Scrapper
8. Joni - Joni Parker's Stuff
9. Diana - All the Days of Our Lifes
10. Pat - A Scrappin' Nana
11. Jamie - Bits of Paper
12. Crystal - Ctrystal's Crafty Creations
13. Sandy - Details by Sandy
14. Kaye- Kaye's Crafty Place
15. Wanda- My Happy Place
16. Christina - The Sassy Scrapper
And now my 7 things to share about myself. I'm thinking Spring here:
1. I love seeing the tulips begin to awaken from the cold earth
2. I love to hear the spring robins greet me each morning with a sweet song
3. Who doesn't love the warm sunshine pumping energy and life into everything!
4. I love seeing tiny buds beginning to emerge on my favorite spring blooming trees.
5. I love getting Easter decorations ready for the kiddos
6. I love helping the kids to color their eggs for the big hunt.
7. I love spending Easter with my family
Tune back in, I have 4 more awards to pass on!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I'm sharing another card for the Practical Scrappers stamp challenge this week. I used a different set of egg stamps on this one, I randomly stamped a background too. This one is very simple but yet makes a statement.
Don't forget to check out my dt sisters creations in my sidebar! Have a terrific Tuesday!
Monday, February 22, 2010
It is Monday at that brings a new challenge at Practical Scrappers. Before I share my new project, Congrats to last week's top 3, Hannah, Heather, Renea, and the winning prize goes to Brenda! You ladies really inspired me last week!
This week, Chistine and Ang want to see you use your stamps!!! This week there will be a top three and a Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize winner will receive bonding powder and a Stampee foil of their choice, Christine has an amazing sample here of the foil.
here is a close up of the Easter Egg flower.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
My paper and overlay are Fancy Pants. I used a template for the flourishes, embossed a little silver around them so that they matched the frame. I cut the title from the Home Accents cart. For a little more color, I added some Prima posies and butterflies from K & Co.
This is a great sketch, if you get to play along with us, be sure to link it up here.
Enjoy your beautiful Sunday!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
What a day! Jon-Christopher had his first Youth League basketball game today. We drove an hour to watch him, such a fun little game. Now remember, he is in Kindergarten. His team is all K-1's. You should have seen them, the basketball was almost as big as they were!
Such a wonderful little learning experience for him. We took him to his favorite Mexican restaurant afterwards, hey, he had worked up an appetite!
Friday, February 19, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Today is a new challenge over at Practical Scrappers. Thanks to you all who played last week! I always love to see just how creative you can be with each challenge and I love the inspiration I always receive from you! Congrats to our top 3 this week, Denise, Gram Cheryl, Penny and a favorite, Gloria. You can see their winning creations here.
On to our new challenge, this week, we want to see you using flowers.
We're going to pick three winners - the most creative use of flowers, the project that uses the most flowers (leave us a comment so we know), and again our favorite project! We will also be picking one winner randomly generated to get some bling from Glitz Design.
I used this sketch from my incredibly talented dt sister at PS, Heidi. I love this sketch and it worked perfectly for what I wanted in this layout.
Here is the layout. All my papers are My Mind's Eye. The title is thickers, inks are CTMH, the bling flourish is Prima, and the stones in the flowers are from stash.
Be sure to visit my PS sisters, amazing creations to be seen. Leave them so love and let them know how they inspire you!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
***ETA: Ashlea's team placed fourth in both Jazz and Pom routines***
Happy Valentine's Day! We are rushing over to have our final day of Jamfest competition. Wish us lots of luck! We should have final awards at 1:30 PM (ET) and be back on our way home (about 4 hours away, plus dropping Megan back at UK and a good Valentine Meal with the lovely ladies in my life, this was an all female trip! The guys just don't get into the dance comps like we do. So, when I arrive home, I'll post the results.
So very quickly, our lovely Gloria has created a card sketch for us at Practical Scrappers. Here is her sketch:
and here is my final Valentine card for this year. I made this one for my Mom and Daddy! Very simple all papers are My Mind's Eye and the flowers are Prima, brads are from stash, ink, and stamps are CTMH.