Dec 20, 2008

Award Time!!!

Oh my Gosh!!! My first Award!!! I received this award from Robin over at Scrap Out Loud! Yeah!!

Here are the rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Provide links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

Here are my nominees:
Pamela's World of Scrap
Today's Creative Blog
52 Sketches...52 Days
Spotted Cow Soaps
Seize the Moment

Christmas Cards!

Usually I can get my Christmas cards out the weekend of Thanksgiving, but this year has been so bogged down with 'everything' else, that I just finished them and still need to send them out. :( But my goals was to get them out, and they will get out!!! I used transparent paper to make the card itself and then cut about a million triangles to make trees. I then chalked all of the edges of the trees and the snow to make them pop. So they came out as 5 different cards with the same design!

So Merry Christmas Everyone!!!! And Happy Holidays! Stay Safe!!

A few Christmas Kits

Both of these I got from Micheal's...I LOVE that store. The first one is a Train that will hold Candy Canes. It came with tires that you add to the bottom, but I could not figure out how to add them and still get the same height from all three. So I left them off, and it is still cute! The second kit is one that I bought last year for my husband to put together, and he never got to it. So I was up a couple of nights ago, and put it together! Insomnia will do some crazy things, I am just lucky that the mooses head is on straight. :)

I have been busy!

Okay, I have not posted my stuff in awhile, but I have been busy!! :)

This is an altered item that I did for a swap in a myspace group. I bought this small dresser at Micheal's and painted it red. I then taped off the edges and painted on the cloth draper. The tree's, santa, and the snowman are cut from paper and glued on the front drawers.

I love the outcome and almost kept it and made her something different, but I can always make another one. :) So this one is in the mail, and a newly bought one is ready to start!!

Dec 17, 2008

Week 12-15 Challenges

BBTB has a new challenge using the Dog Spot from the Paper Pups cartridge. And the designers came up with some very cute inspirations!!

It's almost the end of the year, and 52 Sketches...52 Weeks is on it's fiftieth sketch!!!

Pencil Lines has their last sketch for the year. And there is a special little contest for any digi scrappers!!

Sisterhood of Scrap is always coming up with some great challenges, and this week they are leaving it up to you. Send in any project, page, or card. This will also be your last chance to get in on the monthly prize. They will be taking the two week holiday off and will be back in 2009. Wow, wasn't it just yesterday that we were worried about Y2K??

Oooo....and there is a Design Team Call over at Scrapbook Challenges!! And check out the Mod's website here for details, just scroll down a bit!! I am going to put my name in, if I can get my stuff together. :))

That's all for now! As always, please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!!!

Dec 1, 2008

Week 12-1 Challenges

After a two week hiatus... Here are this weeks challenges!!

Coconut Scrapshop is having a Holiday Hooplah from Dec 1-Dec 6. Each day they will post a new challenge and you will have until midnight PST to post. And there is a prize in the end, a big one!! You will be the GDT for January!!!!

Creative Scrappers is giving having a Guest Designer Contest starting tomorrow night Dec 1st. She has not posted any rules yet, but check back!!

Sisterhood of Scrap's weekly challenge is to create a layout that shows a flying creature in some way. Take a look at some of the examples that are posted!

For any Cricut owners out there BBTB has a new challenge using the Tags, Bags, Boxxes, and More Tree Box Cut, and there are some really cute examples!!

Crafting In Style, Page Maps, Pincil Lines, and Sketches! {by Tamara} all have new sketches for us to enjoy. Remember to give credit to those sites if you use any!!

That's all for now! As always, please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!!!

Nov 30, 2008

Online Crop Submittions

Sisterhood of Scrap hosted an online crop last weekend!! I was only able to get a few done...but had a lot of fun doing them!! This was for the first was a great sketch that I changed to a 2-page layout.

Online Crop Submittions

This entry was for an embellishment cluster. And I am soo sorry about the pictures, we have no real sunlight outside due to the snow, so I am having to take them inside with funky light. :(

Nov 29, 2008

My page is out there!!

I'm on Sisterhood of Scrap!!!

Take a look. I submitted my name to be a feature on the Saturday Sketch and I'm up!!
This is the page that I submitted.


Nov 11, 2008

Week 11-10 Challenges

Let's start with Sisterhood of Scrap. This week, their challenge is to show any altered projects that you may have done in the past or currently. And you have 'till Sunday to email it into them! They are also hosting an online crop later this month. Click here to learn more!! And definitely not least, they are giving anyone who wants a chance to have their layouts posted on their site by participating in the Saturday Sketch!

Bitten by the BUG is hosting a contest with some great prizes!! Hurry on over, the deadline is November 30!!

Sketches by Tamara has two new sketches up, a recipe and a layout!

52 Sketches...52 Weeks has a new challenge up with a prize!! Don't forget to stop by!

Coconut Scrapbooking has their November challenges up and running with some "Thankful" things to scrap!

That's not too big a list...but enough to keep us busy!!

That's all for now! As always, please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!!!

Nov 9, 2008

A new page in two weeks!! Yeah!

Well, I have been preoccupied for a couple of weeks but did manage to clear a spot to work on a few pages.

My apologies for not getting a post up
for current challenges. I will definitely
have one up tomorrow! So check back!

Oct 29, 2008


But you need to be quick! This giveaway will be given away on November 1st.

Jump on over to Monique's Scrappin' Blog! She sells these super cute Custom Mini Kitchen Guide's! Below are the details!

  • Open to everyone, international entrants welcome!
  • Open to bloggers and non-bloggers (though bloggers do have a chance to receive an extra ballot)
  • Winner must be prepared to give me their mailing address should they win.
  • Giveaway closes Saturday (November 1) morning when I wake up (very technical huh?), at which time I’ll draw the winning name and contact the winner by email and announce it on my blog!
  • There are 3 ways to earn ballots, you don’t have to do them all… but each one earns you another ballot in the draw.
  1. Leave me a comment below, provide an email address in the form so that I can contact you should you win. Answer this question in your comment: What colour/theme is your kitchen? No colour or theme? Then tell me what your favourite colour is, or what themes you love/collect. Example: cows, cherries, retro, Coca-Cola etc. Please only enter this way one!
  2. Blog about my giveaway and include a link back to this post so your readers can have a chance to win too. Then leave a second comment here leaving me a link to your blog so I can check it out!
  3. If you have an account with Facebook, join my group (MP Designs - Scrapbooker for hire) and leave me a comment in the Giveaway-Mini Kitchen Guide discussion so I know to add another ballot to the hat for you!

Oct 27, 2008

Sketch 1

Here it is. My very first sketch!!! I have it posted over in the MySpace group Scrapbooking & Card Making. I would love to know what you think. Enjoy!!

And here is my take on it!!

Remember to leave a link if you try this one!!

Week 10-27 Challenges

We will start with sketches this week~

Over at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks has her 43rd week sketch up. And I love her scalloped edges!!

Crafting in Style has a new sketch for the single picture layouts! And the DT came up with some beautiful layouts to compliment!

If you like circles, check out Sketch 108 over at Pencil Lines!

Triple the Sketch has a sketch for any card makers out there!!

Sisterhood of Scrap posted their Saturday Sketch and it is CUTE!! All those bouncy circles, has girly layout written all over it!!! They also have their challenge posted. Oh, and be sure to submit any layouts from the October Challenges before Sunday night to be entered into the drawing!!! The gals on this site are trying something here to see the details!!

Wow...I love Bitten Buy the Bug! This weeks challenge is using the Nutcut from the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge! There are some super cute stuff here!!!

Coconut Scrapbooking has 3 challenges going on for October. Be sure to get your entries in for the monthly prize!! And they are a great group of girls, so stay and talk a bit!!

These next few, you will need a MySpace account. But for 5 minutes of your time, it is well worth it to take a gander at some of the great ideas that these women are coming up with. Scrapbook Challenges and Scrapbooking & Card Making.

That's all for now! As always, please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!!!

Oct 21, 2008

Week of 10-20 Challenges

Sisterhood of Scrap has their weekly contest posted: Be creative with your journaling... Check them out and make sure to email your entry by Sunday to be entered into their monthly giveaway!!

Coconut Scrapbooking has 3 challenges for the month of October! If you like to Ink things in your LO, take a look at the Technique Challenge!!

52 Sketches...52 Weeks has her new Sketch up! There will be one lucky winner, so go quickly!!

Bitten By the BUG is challenging all Cricut owners to us the Tree Card Cut from the Joys of the Season cartridge. And the DT came up with some amazing ideas!!! This one, I am definitely going to do!! And do not forget to check out the current contest running here!

The Design Xperiment has a great challenge for you this week. They want you to write a letter to yourself to open 5 years from now. Take a look at their site to get the details!

That's all for now! As always, please leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!!!

Oct 14, 2008

Current Challenges

This week, over at Sisterhood of Scrap, they are challenging you to create a LO/Card/Altered Project using Halloween colors - black, purple, and orange. Although it does not have to be Halloween-themed. Make sure to email your entry by Sunday to be entered into their monthly giveaway!! They also have a post today about making a black and white photo pop! (I have done this and I love the results!)

Hop on over to the MySpace Scrapbook Challenges for their two weekly challenges. Designing with Printed Paper and Create a layout that is Circular...

Over at 52 Sketches...52Weeks, Julie has a beautiful sketch up with some swirlies on it! I love the swirlies myself, you can make them with paper, chipboard, fibers, etc. This one I will definitely have to work on! And if you submit your entry before midnight the following Sunday, your entry may be posted on her site for all to see!! As looks like she has a give-away!! Jump on over and check it out!

For anyone who has a Cricut, stop by Bitten By the BUG to see the new contest running. With Christmas right around the corner, it will get you thinking!!

Pincil Lines has a new sketch out this week and their design team came up with some fantastic layouts! Be sure to check them out!

If you enjoy scrapping with a "recipe", head over to Sketches {by Tamara} to see what they have come up with...Felt, Stickles, Library Pocket?? Sounds cute!!

Leave a comment to let me know you stopped by!!!