Sep 15, 2009

Get your CRAFT on!



I added my link over at "Today's Creative Blog"!!! Go take a look and see what some of the other creative guys and gals have been doing!!!


Happy Looking!!

A new project!

This weekend, Taylor and I spent almost 8 hours finishing this up! And it turned out soo amazing!! So here it is... A weekly poster board for her room!



I opened all of my drawers and boxes of scrap stuff and showed her some scrapbooks and we went to work!


First, we took posterboard and painted it our background color and then took a contrasting color and added 'spots' on the edges. Taylor is a girly girl so she of course chose pink with a darker pink background.


We then took corkboard and cut into 7 even squares and then a bunch of little ones. We painted the squares' edges in our contrasting color. The littler ones are going to be mostly hidden in the end with papers..(or whatever she chooses to put up there)..so I just painted the fronts sparingly.She decided where she wanted the squares to go and then we hot glued them down along with the littler pieces. She wanted to make decorations to fill in the space around them. She wanted her weekdays to be apart from the weekend days and wanted them to have a different look. She took some black and white ribbon and outlined the weekend squares.
And to give them a bit of sparkle, she added dots of the pink glitter to the star pattern.

We finished the weekend days by adding embossed titles of the days. (She did them all!!) She embossed on white and then took a pink ink pad and briefly touched the edges. Then added it to a sparkley background paper and pinned them onto the cork board with brads. She cut out a dino from the Cricut and added him with a sparkley eye and a bow using the remaining ribbon.
For the weekdays, she wanted a more easy-going look. She made the titles the same way using different embossing powder and background paper. In between a few of the days, she wanted to add color with some flowers and buttons.
To the right, she found a sticker sheet with different words and wanted to use them somehow. So we cut the sheet to size and she took a white pen and outlined words that ment something to her in one way or another. She found a pink square and the charms and wanted to tie them together, so we found some pink ribbon and added the ME chipboard. She had to paint the letters black and then add the Stickles so that they would 'go' with her theme. On the left, are two pockets that she wanted to put sheets of note paper in. So we found some rubons and plopped them on and edged the sides with pink, and sewed a little bit on the bottom.

All together, she did most of the work, but it helped me get back into things as well!!!
I will get a picture up soon of the after...lol


Happy Scrapping!!

Aug 26, 2009

Missing mojo...

Have you ever been on a roll...looking up new techniques and trying new things...whipping out some pages that you are very proud of
...and then all of a sudden... gone...

No inspiration, no desire to sit and scrap... just nothing ..

That has been me these last two months. I walk by my scrap table and the urge pulling me towards it is not there. I still take pictures, but instead of creating pages in my head for later, the pictures wait still sit in the computer to be printed. My mojo took a summer vacation. But I am insistent that I will get it back.

I am starting a new project hat I have seen twice now and it might be just the thing I need to get get back into the swing! **cross fingers**

So in the words of some really strong guy... "I'll be back!!!" *snicker*

Jun 10, 2009

"1 moment"

The first page that I want to share with you is from a sketch that I found on 52 sketches...52 weeks. It is her sketch 16 and it was one of the 'possibilities' for the DT submission.

I am really trying to pop out of my bubble and try more techniques. For instance, the grey paper behind the picture, I did not have the actual paper in this shape, so I had to come up with a way to create it. And if you know my style, I cannot free hand. I have no artistic ability that can magicly draw out shapes and have them turn out looking like anything recognizable... :)) I took my cricut and cut two of the shapes that I needed at 11 inches and then traced the shape by piecing them side by side to get the shape I wanted!

For the journaling, I stamped three separate journal pieces and ripped the edges. This is something that I am really trying to get better with. I have not been very good with journaling in the past, and it is a resolution....so far so good!!!

The journaling reads... This is but one moment when time stands still, and I can reflect on how perfect you are. How much my heart has grown every moment spent loving you. And looking forward to every moment to come. I am Blessed!

This was another possible submission for the DT. It was sketch 12, and in this one, I played with a little paper cutting and colors. Like the blue flower...I would have put on a green, white, or pinkish to go with the colors of the page...but I saw this blue and it just kind of worked...still not sure why, but I like it!! :)


More tomorrow!!!


Happy Scrappin'

Jun 9, 2009

New stuff a happenin!!

#1 ~ Over the next few days, I need to update the blog links as some no longer work...very sorry about that!

#2 ~ tanjascraps ~ The blog winner from a few weeks ago...my apologies...but the package came back in the mail and my husband told me what I did wrong on the address (going to Germany I did not think it would be that different..but a little is I guess...) Soo sorry.

#3 ~ Today is the last day to enter your application over at 52 sketches...52 weeks. And if you haven't had a chance to take a gander at her site...take a look! She has weekly prizes and some wonderful sketches!! And new this year is a forum for you to share ideas and such!

#4 ~ I GOT PAGES DONE THIS WEEKEND!!!! The last month has been crazy around our homestead. We took spring pictures of the kiddos...packing for the move, still looking at houses...blah blah blah...but I scrapped!!!! It felt soo great to get some pages done!!

This is one of the few from this weekend. This picture is of all 4 kids piled onto the couch to give Tyler a hug. And if you look really close, you can see all four!! lol

The wings are from Tim Holtz grundge board pack. I used chalk to color the wings and then covered with a clear coating of Glossy Accents topped with a pearl dot.


I did the same for the letters although I did not coat them completely with the chalk...giving it that broken up look that the paper has.
More pages tomorrow!!!


Jun 1, 2009

Hi-de-hi-de-ho

Couple of things today...

BBTB is hosting another Blog hop starting here. Make sure that you can visit with every hop and leave a comment! They are giving away some great blog candy!!

Also, Sisterhood of Scrap now has a Forum!! Yeah!!! And they are celebrating June 1-15 with RAK's, challenges, and inspiration!!! Love to see you there!!

May 27, 2009

A little givaway

Anyone out there facebook?? I was on there last week and found "The Girls Loft"!! A super cute site linked to this blog (I'm just a girl) Anyway, they are giving away their kit for 6 months to 3 lucky ladies!! So make sure that you go take a look before Sunday to have your name in the hat!!!




Good luck!!!

May 22, 2009

Things going on!!

This is a busy weekend for scrappy inspiration!!

First ~ there is a blog hop and they are giving away some great stuff!!!

It starts at Pamela's blog! So go jump and have fun...meet some new gals and be sure to finish the sketch!

Second ~

Be sure to stop by the Farewell crop over at Scrap Lovers and wish them well!!!

Third ~
Crud...there was a 3rd...hmmm... I will find it and update this post.
But for now, be sure to stop by the other two and get some scrappy inspiration!!!


Happy Cropping!

May 18, 2009

A little update..

I have been soo sick this past week...and still am. Blah... But I was able to get a few pages done this weekend. Although I am trying out for a DT position at 52 Sketches...52 Days, I am not sure I can share it yet...but if anyone else is interested, check out the notice here! She has some amazing sketches an her current DT is WOW!

BBTB is also having a blog hop with some blog candy!!! The start of the hop is here, and each will have the link to the next!

Happy Hopping!!

May 1, 2009

SOS Crop Winner

Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the challenges!!! There were soo many cute layouts and even a few cards!

Jeanie Nieva x2 (card and LO)
VColbourne
Glenda
jeanie nieva
Groovy Deborah
Ali
Joann
Vanilla Carmel
Scrapperjen
tanjascraps

But there can only be one winner...and that winner is....


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Congrats tanjascraps!!! Send me your home addy to mynina32@q.com so I can get a prize out to you!!!

Apr 30, 2009

Scrapbooking and Card Making Online Crop!!

Hey Gals and Guys!!! The DT has been hard at work planning some new exciting things coming up. And to kick off National Scrapbooking Day (May 2nd) we will be holding our first ever Online Crop!!

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Each day we will be posting a sketch and a new challenge! And even a few fun games to get us searching!! Everything starts on Saturday morning, so be sure to stop by and help us celebrate this very Merry Merry Month of May!!!!

Be on the lookout for more details...and feel free to grab the banner and post it on your blogs. Help us get the word out! The more the merrier!!


Chellenges completed!!!

I was finally able to get a few moments to scrap some of the challenges from the Sisterhood of Scrap online crop!! Yeah...and they were soo much fun! If you haven't had a chance to get to any of them...today is the last day! Tonight I will be drawing a winner for my challenge ~ so check back tomorrow for the winner!!!

This first one was for Deanne's challenge #1. She wanted us to use a picture of a fashionable 50's skirt as inspiration for a card or layout!


This page was also a Deanne Challenge #10. She gave us an old Pepsi ad to take inspiration from...and she got me to pull out my wedding photos and start the album! So thanks Deanne!!!


This challenge came to us from Jenn who also happens to be the sister for May!!! Challenge #4 was to take the title of a famous 50's song and use it as a title on your layout. She also wanted to see 5 round elements reminiscent of records and roller skates!! These pictures are of my daughter at 18 months, 6 years, and 12 years.


Challenge #6 came from Carla and I knew when the challenge was given that this is one one I would be doing!!! I LOVE this look and the pop that the all white gives. I have done it before with a black/white picture, and it looks just as good with a colored picture!!! This picture was taken in Oklahoma City in Bricktown.


Challenge #9 also came from Carla. She wanted to see a 12 inch or 7 inch circle, with black somewhere, ooo and lots of bling!!! These are pictures of my daughter in her performance for dance class at school.



Challenge #3 came to us from Candace!!! Take a look and listen to the YouTube link that she has!! Too cute!! Anyway, she wanted us to use the song Lollipop as inspiration. So I decided to look up the lyrics and found this one that went perfect with this picture!! This was taken on a day when my son was not feeling very well, so he stayed home from school. He ate lunch and then went into my room to watch cartoons. I was only a few minutes behind him, but he had already fallen fast asleep.


This challenge #7 came to us from Ali! She wanted us to play with numbers...and to have a clock on the page! I thought of this picture and have had this paper forever!! It's of my step son during our Fall Pictures outing. Thanks Ali!


Wow!!! Seven out of ten challenges done!!! How many did you'all get done!!??




Happy Scrapping!!

Apr 20, 2009

Sisterhood Online Crop Challenge 2

First...Congrats to the Sister's to an amazing 2 years of inspiration!!!

Now, onto my challenge!!

We have a restaurant here in Colorado that prides itself on it's 50's inspired interior and atmosphere! The guys slick back their hair and the gals wear the poodle skirts! You can have your burger and shake while listening to Buddy Holly and the Drifters on the jukebox!

I took my son there this last week and took pictures of everything, but I settled on one for today's challenge. This is the front of their menu and it depicts the Diners part of our crop!! I want to see your pages or cards using the colors on the menu!

Red
White
Blue
Yellow
(feel free to use other colors as well...but these four must be there somewhere!!)


That's it....it's that easy!!! And here is my layout !

If you try this challenge, please link your blog or gallery in the comments for everyone to see!!! All challenges are due by April 30th and I will be holding a drawing with a prize for those that complete this challenge!! What is that prize you ask???

Well my son went shopping with me the other day and we picked out a few things that 'every scrapper could use'!

And I am going to follow in Deanne's footsteps *wink* If you choose to do both a layout and a card, you will get your name in the hat twice for the prize!!!

Cannot wait to see what you come up with!!!



Happy Scrapping!!

Apr 19, 2009

Another Sunday down!

Phew...I was able to sit down for a few hours today and scrap!!! I think it's been about 2 weeks since I could get anything done. It seems that my mojo comes and goes. When it's with me, I can just pop pages out, but when it's visiting someone else..aka Suzi...I go weeks just looking at my stuff with no inspiration. :(

Anyway, here are a few pages that I got done today. And be sure to check back tomorrow...Sisterhood of Scrap is having their 2nd Anniversary Online Crop this week, and my challenge goes up tomorrow!

We got these Nerf Tommy 20's for all of the boys for Christmas last year. And this is my hubby reenacting the famous 'Scarface' scene.


This page is for my daughter's 13th birthday. It was the hubby's turn to 'coach' the party, so I took the boys to see Santa, but took the camera with me. So he used his phone camera and all of the pictures came out with a yellow tint. I tried to fix them before I printed, but this was the best that I could do. So I used it and had a yellow background with green. ~And I don't know why they all have their mouths open in every picture~


Now here is a question for anyone who embosses. I used grunge board numbers and covered them with Color Box Pigment Inkpad. I then put clear embossing powder on and embossed. It should have come out clear, but it started to bubble and show these white speckles. My heater was pretty far away, so it was not burning it, and I love the outcome. But I am not sure why it did this. Any ideas would be appriciated!!!




Happy Scrapping!!!

Apr 13, 2009

Online Anniversary Crop for the Sisters!!!

Sock Hops, Drive-ins and Soda Shops
Join us April 19th-April 26th as we Rock Around the Clock!

Sisterhood of Scrap is TWO years old, and we are celebrating with an online crop. From April 19th-26th we'll post a challenge (or two!) each day . Drop by every morning and we'll direct you to one of the sisters' blogs and the scrapping challenge(s) for the day.


Of course we have some prizes to give away, including a Crate Paper Mia kit, a Basic Grey Porcelain card kit, a Stampin' Up stamp set and MUCH more!


So, kick off your shoes and get your poodle skirts on! Let's TWIST!

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Happy Scrapping!!

Easter 'Tie Dyed' Eggs

The other day, I was looking over at Today's Creative Blog and found a post for Easter Eggs and a way cool way to color them over at Our Best Bites! Take a look at the site for a tutorial on how to make these amazing creations!!! But I thought that I would post my pictures here of the end results.

Here are the ties.....

And here they are all bound up in the ties....don't they look cute!!!



And here are the way cool results!!



Now, one thing that I did, and not sure that I will do again, was boil them all together. My water in the end was a purple color and I think that it did bleed into some of the other eggs, so they did not turn out as brilliant. But I will definitely do this again next year, I will just buy the hubby some new ties!!!