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Friday, December 17, 2010

Imaginisce Blog: Garden Party Blossoms, Banners and Bows

Imaginisce Blog: Garden Party Blossoms, Banners and Bows: "I thought I'd catch your attention right off with this amazing 'fascinator'...yep that's what it's called. Melinda created this and I had to..."

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Page Maps Card Sketch....

I love PageMaps sketches and so I really had fun with this one...This is due December 12 and the prize is a wonderful package from My Little Shoebox so make sure you go over there and check it out...

http://pagemaps.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-little-shoebox-card-contest.html#comments


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My friend Tanya from http://thecrookedcutter.blogspot.com/ passed this award on to me! Thank you Tanya, I am honored!

By accepting this award I must complete the following tasks:
1). Thank and link back to the person who awarded me
2). Share 8 things about myself
3). Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered
4). Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards


8 Things About Myself:
1. My favorite group is Journey...has been since 7th. grade!
2. I am stuck in the 80's music scene
3. My favorite color is green.
4. I love reality shows!
5. I have to have sour cream with my steak.
6. I love taking pictures...of anything!
7. I have lived in outside of Chicago all my life and never been to the Sears Tower.
8. My maiden name and my married name are the same...only spelled differently!

Now to pass this award on to 8 bloggers
1. Mary from http://siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com/
2. Laurie from http://cookscrapcraft.blogspot.com/
3. Catherine from http://www.scrapsofgrace.blogspot.com/
4. Carol from http://crazyforcrafting.blogspot.com/
5. Mandie from http://mandiesscrappin.blogspot.com/
6. Gerry from http://gerryscrafts.blogspot.com/
7. Jess from http://scrapgoo.blogspot.com/
8. Megan from http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/

Monday, November 22, 2010

First challenge for Scrap The Moments!

As you all read a few days ago, I was selected to be on the design team over at Scrap The Moments. It is a brand new challenge site offering new challenges all month long. Your challenge is to create a layout using something that you find around your house on the layout. For example, a ticket stub, receipt, business card, anything like that! You can use a photo as well, as long as you have something else on your page! Get creative!! Email entries to dvnmre@yahoo.com and spread the word about our awesome new challenge site! Layout is due Dec. 6.

The sponsor for this challenge is Catch the Moments Kits. The winner of this challenge will win their fabulous Retro Kit! I will post a photo soon. Go over and visit their site this week, they are having an amazing Thanksgiving week sale! Catch the Moments Kits I will post some samples from design team members all week! I am also going to start posting design team bios tomorrow, so keep checking back to learn about our fabulous team! Good luck and happy scrapping!

Here is my take on the challenge...I used a clothing tag from a pair of my daughter's jeans....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just a simple card....

I really struggle with making cards. To me they all end up looking the same and just too simple, so I promised myself that I would start working on them a bit more. I am going to try and make a card a day...starting with this one!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Great news!!

I am very excited to announce that I have been selected to be a design team member over at Scrap the Moments...http://scrapthemoments.blogspot.com/ - an awesome new challenge blog created by Devon Hickman. I can't wait to get to work on my first design team challenge! Devon also has a wonderful sister site (Catch the Moments) where you can purchase some fabulous kits. Check it out here...http://catchthemomentskits.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

12 Hours of cropping and 12 hours of fun!

This Saturday I attended a 12 hour crop. Not so typical of myself. I have not been to an away crop for several years! I had such a hard time packing for this, especially since all of my stuff is in my scrapbook room organized in shelves and what not that are permanent fixtures. I did manage to have loads of fun, win a bunch of prizes(I won a raffle AND the grand prize raffle!)spend some much missed quality time with my sister and I got 3 pages done. I know that is not really a lot of scrapping, but if you know me....that is a TON! Here are the pages I got done.....


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Had some fun at the ACOT online crop!

Over the weekend A Cherry on Top held an online crop. If you have never been over there for one you should check out the next one. It is a whole weekend filled with games, prizes, challenges and a whole lot of fun! I had the honors of hosting a shift this time and let me tell you, I have much more appreciation for the CT's after seeing all there is to do...lots to do but it was really fun being on the other end. I really didn't get much done this go around. The first card I did was for a fast scrap that I was hosting. Make a mini christmas stocking for a card or tag. We could not use a pre-made one. I really like how this card came out.

The second card I got done was a shaker card. I wasn't going to attempt it at first because I really wasn't sure how I was gonna do the "shaker" since I had none of the right products, but then my brain started to whirl and I remembered that I had a few Buttons and Bling from Bo bunny(If you have seen the packaging you will know that it is PERFECT for a shaker card!) and whala! I have a shaker card!

There are a lot more challenges to do at ACOT right now. There are the monthly challenges, even though the time is up to submit challenges from the crop for prizes you can still go over there and use them for inspiration. Also, next week I will be putting some challenges up there for my guest spot as guest CT so go check it out!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Starting off the month well!

First of all I want to thank everyone who went over to Little Yellow Bicycle and voted for my project. All of your support landed me the second place spot! I can't wait to get these goodies...$150.00 worth of product...can you say "YAY!"
Second, I was asked to be a guest creative team member over at A Cherry on Top. What an honor! Part of guest CT duties are revealing a new product line. I chose to use Creative Imaginations Be Jolly by Golly line. This was a little hard for me since I really don't do too many Christmas layouts. The line really turned out to be fun to work with.....





ACOT is hosting an on-line crop this weekend, I will be hosting a shift so come on by and check it out....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Finalist for LYB contest!

Little Yellow Bicycle was having a contest to create something using the new Booville line. I decided to give it a shot and WOW....I made the top 10 finalists! I really need your help now. If you could please "Like" them on Facebook and then "Like" my project I would really be greatful. Here is what I created....a couple of centerpieces, some treat bags and place settings.



Monday, August 30, 2010

Another Kaisercraft sketch...

Another wonderful sketch from Kaisercraft. I used the Jungle Bug Collection for this...it was so much fun to work with!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Kaisercraft sketch...

I used a wonderful sketch over at Kaisercraft for this layout....

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Another card challenge....

This is for a card challenge over at Turned Gypsy. The challenge was to make a card using---DOTS, STRIPES, RIBBON, and BUTTONS. This is what I came up with. Make sure you go and check the site out...
http://turnedgypsy.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

ACOT Summer Crop....

There was lots of fun to had over at ACOT this weekend....challenges, fast scraps, games and lots of chatter! I actually got quite a bit done this weekend...at least more than I usually get done. The deadline for the challenges is tonight at midnight so I am going to try to get at least one more challenge done.
The fast scraps over there are so much fun. It is a project that can be completed in an hour, usually a card or gift box or gift tag...you get the idea. I actually was able to complete several of them this time.
This first one was to make a tri-fold gift card holder. I did a Halloween one, I was trying very hard to stay away from pink (you will see why as you scroll down!)

The next one was to make a criss-cross card. These are fun and always look great....

We also got to make a recipe card, unfortunately my printer ink ran low and you can not read the recipe so I am going to have to make this one over...

Then there was the ever so popular birthday card...

We were then asked to make a journal box...the catch...it needed to have a flower and some bling....

This one was one of my favorites...a backpack tag....

Now on to the challenges. This was a fun and different challenge. We had to alter a wooden letter...BUT....we had to have the full word we were using the letter for. It also had to have some chipboard and bling on it. I really love how this one turned out and I think my daughter really likes it too!

The next challenge was all about the numbers. We had to do a layout with a number big enough to stand out along with our focal photo....

An oldie but a goodie...use a photo that was at least from five years ago or longer..

And the last challenge I got done was to make lemonade out of lemons. We had to use a paper that we bought and then looked back on and thought..."What was I thinking?!?" To me this was hard and I think I still have a lemon but....

If you want to see the rest of the challenges and fast scraps you can check out this link over at A Cherry on Top...
http://www.acherryontop.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=331&t=228181

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Imaginisce Sketch....

Imaginisce has provided us with yet another great sketch and chance to win a bunch of goodies. I used the Apple Cider collection and this is what I came up with....

Imaginisce Blog: i-rockin' a 12x12 Leather Album (and HUGE giveaway...


Imaginisce Blog: i-rockin' a 12x12 Leather Album (and HUGE giveaway...: "Did you know that we sell some of the nicest 12x12 leather Urban Memory Albums in the industry? Urban Memory albums are archival safe to ..."

Monday, August 2, 2010

Giveaway!!!

All Scrapbook Steals is having another awesome giveaway! You have until August 10th to enter for your chance to win this giveaway. Check them out at....

http://allscrapbooksteals.blogspot.com/2010/08/august-giveaway.html?spref=fb

Friday, July 23, 2010

Creative Imaginations Card Challenge...

Here is my take on the CI card sketch challenge. I made one with each of the lines I won a few months back...Beach Days and Birthday Bliss.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Another great sketch over at the Creative Imaginations blog! I used all the new products I won from them awhile back. This line was so fun to work and I love the end result with the sketch.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bo Bunny sketch contest...

Bo Bunny is having a sketch contest so hop on over there and give it a try! Here is my vision of the sketch. I used the Bo Bunny Block Party line.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I made it....

I made it to round 2 for the Last Scrapper Standing Contest! I was so thrilled and shocked to see my name. This contest is so fun and a real nail biter! Anyways, this round was a little tougher. We had to use a black background and at least 2 handmade flowers. Here is what I came up with...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Last Scrapper Standing...Round 1

The subject...AMERICAN CHILD...
The object.. INTERPRET anyway you envision this...
The catch...MUST have stars and stripes

This is the first challenge for the Last Scrapper Standing over at Memorable Seasons
http://www.memorableseasons.com/

There is still time for you to register and play along....
Here is my entry...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Last Scrapper Standing.....

Memorable Seasons announces the second annual Last Scrapper Standing contest to begin on June 13. It is a fast paced, challenge based contest where members will vote for their favorites to survive each week. The final winner will be announced on July 28. Grand prize will be the winner’s choice of a Sizzix Big Shot or a Spellbinder’s Wizard. You must be a registered member to participate and to vote so get signed up today! See more details here.

http://www.memorableseasons.com/

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Imaginisce Splash Dance Giveaway!


I stumbled across this awesome giveaway at a neat little blog..Me and the Little Rascals. Make sure you go and check it out...become a follower...post this and a link back to the site...then comment showing you did these easy steps and whala...you are entered for a chance to win that awesome prize too!
Here is the link...
http://justlovescrappin.blogspot.com/2010/06/imaginisce-splash-dance-giveaway.html

Monday, June 7, 2010

I won!

Wow! What an awesome thing to wake up to. I actually won the Creative Imaginations sketch contest. You should really go check them out. They offer lots of awesome ideas, great inspiration, monthly card sketches and layout sketches...who knows, you just might be the next one to win!

http://creativeimaginations.typepad.com/

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Creative Imaginations Sketch.....


I found this wonderful sketch over at the CI blog. It was for a sketch contest with the winner scoring big with $50.00 worth of CI products. The layout had to use 80% of CI products. I used a lot of older stuff(trying to use up my stuff).