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Monday, May 31, 2010

Have you heard????

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Have you all heard the news? Tomorrow is grand opening day for Lucky Girl Craft Kits! Please come back here to see the first of my three day reveal using the OH so SCRUMPTIOUS June Summer Lovin kit! There will be a little candy give away. You can visit Lucky Girl Craft Kits to order your Summer Lovin' Kit tomorrow.
BELIEVE me, you don't want to miss it!
Blessings,

Dream a little dream...

Good Morning,
On this Memorial Day, please take a moment to honor those who have served proudly to protect and defend. Please pray for the men and women who are serving today, for their safe return home, and for their families. Happy Memorial Day! If you have the day off, enjoy!
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It is Monday and that means a new challenge is up at Practical Scrappers. This week we want to see vellum, transparencies, or some acrylic accent. I have had this Fancy Pants paper for at least two years, just saving it for I don't know what....well, I finally used it! The paper and the 12X12 overlay coordinate perfectly. I wanted a little touch of vellum so I cut a small flower, several layers, wrinkled it up and attached it on the top of the overlay. I stamped a butterfly with embossing ink on the same vellum and clear embossed it. It was cute, but looking back at it now...I think I may need to change it.
We are being sponsored this month by Squigglefly. The winner of this week's challenge will receive three digi images, as always, you have until 5:00 PM to play on Saturday, June 5.
Please check out all of the incredible projects my PS sisters have for your inspiration, and leave them some love.
Blessings,

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A day on the lake....

Good Sunday Morning,
I'm sharing a few photos of our day on the lake yesterday. This first one is little miss "tween" Ashlea, in the bikini and ponytail with her cousin, Jenna.

Here is my brother-in-law and the little man navigating down the lake. Notice who is driving....he's 5 going on 16.

Such deep thought while enjoying some cheese puffs.

This is just a shot back through the boat as we were enjoying a lazy day.
And finally, my dt sister at Creations by Penny, Alison, has bestowed this Sunshine Award upon me.
I'm sharing this Sunshine with all of you, my followers. Each of you bring sunshine my way with every comment you leave. Please take this award and spread the love, and Alison, right back at you, sweet friend!
Blessings,

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Good Saturday Morning,
I'm sharing this fabby sketch brought to you by my incredibly talented Practical Scrappers sister, Pia. This is the Friday Sketch that you can play along with this weekend. Isn't it wonderful?


This is my take on it.....my little man has been playing baseball for a month now and I hadn't scrapped any of his photos yet. So this sketch was the inspiration I needed to get moving.

Everything on this page is Little Yellow Bicycle except the ribbon. I hope you are inspired to play along with us on this one, don't forget to link up with Mr. Linky! Have a terrific Saturday!
Blessings,

Friday, May 28, 2010

hello.....

Happy Friday,
I am sooooo happy that it is Friday! Only one more Friday before Summer Vacation for this third grade teacher! Yay....

Have you been to visit Sketches In Thyme yet? The Maven's are being introduced every day and eagerly awaiting the first big reveal on June 3! Go check it out and say a sketchy hello!

This morning, I have a gorgeous photo inspiration challenge for you from Frosted Designs. When Meg and Jamie sent this photo, my cornflowers were just about to bloom. These are so very delicate looking, yet will bloom and bloom when cared for properly.

Your challenge is to use the photo, the textures, and the style to complete your layout or project. I was instantly drawn to this Basic Grey Lily Kate paper for this challenge. It has the shades of purple and hint of blue along with the green. I added some stickles for some bling and texture. This beautiful paper really did all the work. The sentiment is created with some bling alphas I got from a dollar bin forever ago at Hobby Lobby.

I hope this card and photo have inspired you to create this morning! Please visit my fabby Frosted sisters and prepare to be inspired by them!

My card for The Town Scrapper this week was featured on the Monday Showcase, so I'm off today. But, you need to pop over and see what the Scrapettes have done with this sketch.

Have a fantastic Friday! If you are traveling for the holiday this weekend, please travel safely!
Blessings,

Thursday, May 27, 2010

DT call at The Town Scrapper.....

Good Morning,
Announcing The Town Scrapper Design Team Call....

We are a growing Canadian stamp company carrying many popular stamp lines, (including Magnolia, CC Designs, Magnolia, My Favorite Things, Motivet, Whiff of Joy, Wags 'n Whiskers, CC Designs, The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie, Hanna, Scrapmagasinet) along with our very own line of rubber stamps, illustrated by Victoria Case, and, of course, this blog! We are looking for Senior Design Team members, who have a passion for paper crafts, and rubber stamps ! Your coloring of stamped images should be your strength - whether it's with Copics, or watercolor, or any other medium. Previous Design Team experience is not necessary, but would be an asset. We welcome international applicants. You should have an active blog (post at least 3 times per week).


We will be taking submissions starting immediately, until all positions are filled (so, the sooner you apply, the better your chances!). We are currently expanding our design team. So, if you are ready to become a part of a growing stamping and paper crafts company, we want to hear from you!


As a senior member of our Design Team, you will be asked to:

Create 4 projects a month (using stamps carried by The Townscrapper), by participating in weekly blog challenges, and provide high-quality digital images of these projects to our Blog Managers.
You may be asked to work with digital images.
Mail two of your cards/month to Phebe at the Townscrapper, in Petrolia, Ontario, Canada
Contribute a minimum of one (papercraft) tutorial (with photos and detailed instructions) per 6-month term, and one simple"tip or trick" per month
Participate in Blog Hops, to promote release of new stamps, approximately every 2-3 months.
On a weekly basis, help promote/advertise The Townscrapper on your personal blog and to any message boards where appropriate.
Provide quality scans/photographs of all projects as well as posting any related tips/tricks
Have an active blog presence on your own personal blog (posts at least 3 times per week)
Commit to a 6-month term beginning immediately

To apply, please send the following information to Kimmer, Design Team Co-Ordinator at:
love_10s@hotmail.com
--Link to your online gallery and blog
--Provide full contact information - name, phone number, email address, and location
--Submit a short paragraph or two of why you want to be one of our designers
--List your current DT/designer/site commitment(s)

01 As a Senior Design Team member for The Townscrapper, you will receive:
 25% discount off the regular price of anything purchased from The Townscrapper
 50% off one item per month
 One free rubber stamp per month
 The experience of working with one of the best stamp companies in the world! ;)
We look forward to seeing your beautiful creations. Good luck!!

* The Townscrapper website is currently under construction. Online shopping will be available soon! In the interim, orders are welcome via email (info@thetownscrapper.com) or telephone (519-882-0623).
So head on over and check it out!
Blessings,

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

What's Cooking?....

Good Morning,
I hope you are all well this Wednesday morning! That's right, it is Wednesday and that means a new challenge from Penny's Challenges. This week Penny wants to see fruits and veggies. We're sponsored by Sassy Studio. I used this domestic diva image, isn't she the coolest? I wish I were that pretty while cooking! I used up some Sassafras scraps on this and challenged myself to not use flowers. You have got to see what the rest of the fabby dt has come up with. Give the a visit and some love!

Also, today is a new challenge up at The Sisterhood. My incredible sister, Darlene is hosting. She has an awesome tutorial for you on waxed paper resist. I didn't get a card created for this one, but wow, wait until you see what my fabby sisters have done with it!

Don't forget to visit Sketches In Thyme to meet the newest Maven today!

Blessings,

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Big News...

Good Morning,
I told you that I'd have some big news to share today. So here goes.....I'm taking the plunge. I'm beginning a new challenge blog, Sketches In Thyme.

Sketches in Thyme

My hopes for this challenge blog are to get more scrapping done myself. I love scrapping and I'm addicted to it, I have put it on the back burner for a while but no longer. I know many of you love scrapping with sketches and hopefully you are inspired by Sketches In Thyme!
Head over this morning and meet the first of my Sketchy Mavens.....Dawn. I'll be having introductions everyday until the first sketch is revealed on June 3. While there, grab our badge and help spread the word!
blessings,

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sneaky Peeky Time....

Are you ready for this???????

Total yumminess that comes all ready to to scrap! This is a sneak peek at the June Lucky Girl Crafts Kit! OMG, let me just tell you the photo is yummy, but just wait until this is in your hands....I screamed just like Christmas morning when I was nine!!!!
You can order yours here and sign on as a follower, so you don't miss a single thing!
And, join us:
June 1-3 for our Kit Kick-Off Blog Party!
Each Lucky Girl will have daily project inspiration for the June kit as well as blog party prizes to giveaway!
Blessings,

Busy Monday....

Good Morning,
It is Monday again, you know what Monday brings around.....a new challenge for Practical Scrappers. At last glance, we had 162 entries this week....that is awesome! Thanks to you all for playing along with us, please come back this week too! Now on to our winners for the patterned paper challenge, Deb Neerman, Deborah, Fleer, Susan, and the Grand Prize Winner is Svetik. Thanks again for all of the fabulous creations ladies!
Our challenge this week is to use fabric, felt, or tulle on your project. As you know, we've been sponsored all this month by Wink, Wink, Ink. I chose to use the Pup in a Boot image and opted for the one that is already colored....perfectly!

I also wanted to use some tulle, as I've not yet played with it. I tied a small piece vertically around the striped dps. Then I have about 30 layers of tulle cut with my smallest nestie scalloped circle to create the flower. It was too white, so I inked it up just a bit with some purple inks. Here's a close up of the tulle flower....what do you think?

I used some bling and embossing to finish the card off. Please visit the rest of my scrappy dt sisters all this week at Practical Scrappers, you'll find so much inspiration there!

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The second card to share today is for the Monday Showcase at The Town Scrapper. I am sharing this sweet little Zeke! He is one of the cutest little dudes around! I love the distressed papers I used on the card. I really tried to match up the blues and orange for his clothes. I finished it off with some brads, ribbon, and a chipboard sentiment.
This Zeke is available at The Town Scrapper, exclusively...... contact Phebe to get yours.

Please visit my fellow Scrapettes who are featured today, you will be so inspired by their creations, leave them some scrappy love!
Back tomorrow with some BIG news!!!!!
Blessings,

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Megan!

Good Afternoon,
Today I am wishing my very beautiful, oldest niece, Megan, a Happy Birthday. She turns 21 today!

Megan, I'm so very proud of the incredible young woman you have become. I love you more than you'll ever know!

I'll be back later this evening with a Practical Scrappers sketch layout. Right now, I have an entire orchard to spray....Oh, I'll be sharing some photos from there too. You all would not believe how the fruit is growing right now.
Blessings,

Saturday, May 22, 2010

always a friend....

Good Morning,
I hope you have some scrappy fun planned for today! I'm getting lots of rain here, so after all the errands, hopefully, I'll be scrapping.
This morning, I'm sharing a brand new image available at Creations by Penny. This is the precious Momma Deer. This image is so beautiful and I love the soft pastel papers I paired it with. All the papers, rubons, and buttons are scraps from a Crate Paper kit. The ribbon and flowers are from stash.
Check out Penny's current promotion...
Have you heard about all the NEW designers she has in the store now?
Bella Digi Studio,
Crafty Chaos Designs,
as well as digital stamps by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps,
and Glitterbabe Greetings
.
Go, check it out!
Blessings,

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lots to share today!

Good Friday Morning,
I have lots to share with you this morning. First up is the new challenge reveal over at The Town Scrapper, the lovely Scrapettes want to see you using flowers and lace! Oh, how girlie! I'm off this week, but you can see my Sassy Scrapettes' awesome creations here. Visit them and leave some scrappy love!
Next up, the awesome new challenge at Frosted Designs, I so love it!!! We want to see a shoe on your project. I had inked up my cutttlebug folder with black ink, ran the white cardstock through, spritzed with pearl glimmer mist, repeated for the black, used nesties to cut the scalloped square. The shoe is from M and M Designz. I used some silver embossing powers to give it the classy touch. I really love the pink breast cancer ribbon on the top strap of the shoe. I also added some bling to the toe strap, the center of the black ribbon down the side and the flourishes. You MUST visit my fabby Frosted Sisters and check out their incredible shoe projects! Leave them some love too!

Finally, here is some big news that I just can't can't wait to spill........

I'm a LUCKY GIRL!!!!! I'm so excited to share with you that I made the DT for the new Lucky Girl Craft Kits store. We go live on June 1st and you will not want to miss these gorgeous kits that Jessica is putting together! OMG, the sneak peeks are driving me crazy! Check out the blog here and keep watching for updates as June 1 approaches!
Blessings,

Thursday, May 20, 2010

You only live once, make it count....

Good Thursday Morning,
This morning I have a fabby new Creations by Penny digi image to share. I LOVE this swirl flower. I used the new sketch from cardabilities.

All the paper in this card came from my scrap drawer! You gotta love that! I embossed the base with the stylized flowers folder, used my nesties to cut the scalloped squares, added lots of Tim Holtz distress ink, some bling, lace ribbon, stickles and cut a butterfly from the cricut.


Visit Penny today to pick up this gorgeous flower digi! She has some brand new bookmarks too!
I hope your Thursday is great. This is our last day of KCCT testing. Yahoo....we test Monday and Tuesday with ITBS, there's no stress with that one!
Blessings,

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

anything is possible....

Good Morning,
Today is a new challenge day for us at The Sisterhood. This week we are Around the World again and my beautiful sistah, Micki is our hostess. She has taken us to Germany. You can use any thing that can be related to Germany. I chose to use the colors of the flag, red, black, and yellow. I also used an image that has flowers, the Emperor's flower is called "Bachelor's Button". This little image by CC Designs was just perfect to create those little blue flowers. So here's my take on the German challenge.
Here's a close up of the little doll and those "Bachelor's Buttons"

Now, you MUST check out what my super talented sistahs have for you inspiration this week, you'll be playing along with us for sure! They are linked up in my sidebar, leave them some love..
Blessings,

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Some news to share....

Good Morning,

Send them to Sam is a card campaign...


Kathy of Pixie Dust Studio is challenging everyone to help little Sam fight Cancer.
Sam is a wonderful and strong 5 year old boy. His battle with Cancer is just beginning. He was diagnosed with Stage 3 Lymphoma this week. He has a very tough fight ahead of him.
Kathy and everyone at Pixie Dust Studio would love it if everyone can join in helping Sam fight this and WIN! Sam will be in the hospital for many months. We would love to fill his days with tons of cards from all over the globe. What fun for Sam to know that people from all sides of the Earth are supporting and thinking about him.
Send a card! One a day, per week, per month!!! Keep them coming so he never stops looking forward to the next card delivery.
Please take the above blog blinkie and post it and link it back to the Pixie Dust Studio Super Sam link.
Help pass this Campaign message along.. lets spread the word, share the news. Cards are needed to help a little boy and his battle with Cancer!

Please go HERE for more details and address information!!!
THANK YOU!

Also....
My incredibly talented friend, Penny, is looking for some digi stamp designers. She has a wonderful store, Creations by Penny and she is looking to expand the images she carries. If you design digis, she wants YOU to join her! Contact her : pennyandbryan@gmail.com
Blessings,

Monday, May 17, 2010

A kiss on a rose...

Good Monday Morning,

I hope you all had a great and relaxing weekend. Today is time for a new challenge over at Practical Scrappers. Before I reveal my layout, let's see who the winners are for the punches challenge. The top three are: Janice, Irinka, Melin, and our grand prize winner is Momo. Congrats and you all did a fantastic job, as always!
Now, on to the current challenge. We want to see patterned paper baby! I had picked up this stack on sale at Michale's a while back. It is somewhat bold for me. I decided this was the time to pull it out. I used 4 different patterns for this background.The butterflies and flowers are cut from the remaining scraps. If you look closely, the flower stems are made from pp too! I really should have gone with a darker ribbon for the leaves on the flowers. I think the pink ribbon gets lost in the photograph. It looks good irl, but you can't hardly see it here. You know the butterflies had to have some stickles.

In case you are curious, the rose is growing in my Gran's garden. She loves Knock Out roses and this one I caught the perfect bud as it was opening.
Check out my super talented dt sisters all week for terrific inspiration and don't forget that the grand prize winner will receive three digi's from Wink, Wink, Ink, our fabby sponsor this month. I can't wait to see what you all do with patterned papers!

Blessings,

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Some baby layouts to share...

Good Morning,
I have a dear co-worker who has just discovered she's having a baby boy, how exciting! I have begun to scrap some pages for her. All she'll have to do is add her photos and journaling. I used Die Cuts with a View Nana's Nursery stack for all three of these layouts.

This one is for a 10 month page to record just how baby will be growing at that age.

I thought this would be a great page to scrap one of the ultrasound pictures to record a first glimpse of baby boy.

And you know she will have to have one of him sleeping.
I'll share more as I work on them. I hope you have a great Sunday!
Blessings,