Thursday, March 25, 2010

I've been creating today!

I completed projects for 3 different challenges today!!

First, is the daily challenge over at the Couture Cardstock Blog! Today's challenge was to use only cardstock! I created a fun, colorful card, using only cardstock & my Cricut Expression!

Second, is the weekly challenge at a fun site I found called My Scrapbooking Supplies. This week's challenge was a recipe...

Cardstock ~ one sheet
Pattern paper~ one sheet
Journal die cuts ~ two
Flowers ~ two
Let me tell you, I had to think about this one for a while. BUT, I managed to come up with a layout that both fit the challenge AND fit my personal style! I didn't have any pre-made journal die cuts, so I cut two out with my Cricut. The patterned paper is MME (Bloom & Grow) and the cardstock is DCWV. Flowers are Prima.

And last, but not least, is the "Sketch This" contest over at Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations. This is actually the 2nd layout I've done using the sketch... a sketch I happened to create! For this layout I used ColorBok cardstock for the background and then fun papers, trim & frame from Pine Cone Press. The flowers are Prima, Gems are generic & Felt Fusion is Queen & Company.

Well, thanks for visiting!! Have A Great Night!!

Scrap Our Stash March Challenge!

Good Morning!

This morning I wanted to share my creation for the March "Scrap Our Stash" Challenge Blog!

My layout fit the "Old/New" theme in a couple of different ways! These photos are from a trip our family took to Mexico in 2004! They had gotten lost in our many moves, and were recently discovered in some boxes! I have decided to 're-visit" these photos and try to finish the album! Also, the flowers were made with punches that I've had since I started scrapping! And the buttons... I've had them in my stash for years, and the colors turned out to be perfect for this page! The "New" aspect of this page is the paper. It's not new the scrapping world, but it's new to me! It's MME's "Bloom & Grow" line! I love the colors in this line, and can see many more creations being made with it!! I would also like to mention that the layout was initially inspired by one of the March sketches over the PageMaps.... I just love their sketches!!

It's not too late for you to participate in the March challenge over at the Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog! Here is the information about March's Challenge...
The Scrap Our Stash March Challenge is to do a project using something OLD (from your stash) and something NEW. This can be anything you want to do - just stick with the OLD / NEW prompt. Your project does not have to be a card or layout - it can be anything you want to create.
Once you have completed your project email a picture and a brief discription of how your project related to the Old/New prompt to .
Each entry will be posted on the blog for everyone to see. Your entry must be received by Noon on March 31st. A winner will be chosen and announced on April 1st (No foolin'). The winner will be offered the opportunity to be a Guest Design Team Member for the month of May.

We will be posting projects daily from the Design team, Guest Design Team and readers entries. Please use these as a source of inspiration to join in the challenge and also to scrap your stash. Check back daily for a new project.We can't wait to see your New/Old project.
TFS & Have A Great Day!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

March DT Reveal @ Cookin' Up Creations!

Good Afternoon, Fellow Bloggers! :)

I wanted to share my March DT Reveals for Cookin' Up Creations! This month, the Design Team was sponsored by Pine Cone Press! And let me start by saying how much fun I had with the "Garden Party" Options Kit from Pine Cone Press!! I had to add very little of my own stash to complete these fun projects! And the bright, fun colors, worked with so many different themes! Thank you to Pine Cone Press for this awesome kit to work with!!

My first project is a 12x12 Layout of my daughter Victoria on her 10th Birthday (just a few weeks ago!) I used the fun "Garden Party" patterned papers, along with some cute little pre-punched tags! And, with a little Smooch Spritz, Glimmer Mist, an embossed stamped image and a few handmade rosettes, I had this fun, colorful page!

My next project was a fun 8x8 Layout! This is a photo of my sister's family on their trip to Disney! This was actually their holiday card this past Christmas! The Pine Cone Press papers couldn't have been more perfect with this photo! All I added was a bit of black & yellow cardstock & stickles to the handmade roses!

And now my next project... This cute mini Accordion Album with matching altered box (7 Gypsies). With only the addition of some cardstock, prima flowers & a few buttons, I created this cute Spring-Themed mini album to capture memories of our new home's gardens as they bloom this Spring!
And finally, I created a few fun Spring themed cards! All I added were a few stamps, some ink and a bit of cardstock to create these cards!
Thanks for visiting & I hope you enjoyed my projects using Pine Cone Press!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

OK, so I don't have any St. Patrick's Day projects to share, but I do have a couple of layouts I'd like to share! I've been playing with making my own flowers for my pages!! These pages use some punches I've had in my stash forever!! Shelby, over at Scrap With Shelby shared a technique for adding dimension by folding the petals and layering the flowers. I went a little further, and used 3D dots inbetween the layers to add more dimension.

This first layout was inspired by the March Sketch over at the MME Blog...

Supplies: Patterned Paper (MME), Stamps (Inque Boutique), Pearls (Recollections), Ink (StazOn), Lace (Misc. from Stash)

This layout was inspired by both Couture Cardstock's daily challenge today and one of the great March Sketches over at Heidi's Cropstar Blog. Oh it was also inspired by Patti's "Recipe Challenge" over at Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations! The challenge at Couture Cardstock was to use pop-dots or another dimensional adhesive to create dimension on your project. I used pop dots inbetween the layers of flowers & to adhere the flowers to the layout to add dimension.

Supplies: Patterned Paper (MME), Pearls (Queen & Company), Buttons (Misc. From Stash)

Stay tuned to my blog for my Design Team Reveal for Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations!! This months Sponsor is Pine Cone Press & we got to play with one of the beautiful kits!! Here's a little sneak peek (those are some more flowers I've recently learned how to make!!)

Thanks for looking & have a great day!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Are You Ready For Spring??

I know I sure am!! We've been seeing all kinds of signs that Spring is indeed on it's way! Warmer temps, Robin's in our yard, almost no sign of snow on the ground, daffodils blooming & we can hear the little peeper frogs singing their Spring song!!

So, in honor of Spring's impending arrival, I wanted to share this very simple layout I created with photos from a trip my hubby and I took for our Anniversary in 2004 (I never said I was caught up with my scrapping!) This layout happens to also fall into the criteria for today's challenge over at the Couture Cardstock Blog.... "Use the word SPRING in your project!" For sure, this layout says Spring! :)

Supplies: All items used on this page are from K&Company, with the exception of the yellow cardstock, which is Bazzill.

TFL & Have A Great Day!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Couture Cardstock Challenge ~ Use Buttons!

Today's challenge over at the Couture Cardstock Blog is to use buttons... I LOVE buttons!! I used buttons on this fun birthday card! If you haven't already, check out the Couture Cardstock Blog every day for a great project & new challenge all during the Month of March!

TFL & Have A Great Day!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Another Couture Cardstock Challenge!

I finally have a chance to participate in another of Couture Cardstock's National Craft Month Daily Challenges! Today's challenge is to use pastel or muted tones on your project. While digging through some old photos, I found these of my oldest daughter (who just turned 19 on Monday! EEK!) Because they were "snow" pics, my first thought was blue... but while looking through some papers, I came across these pastel pink papers and thought they would be perfect!! So, with a bit of stitching & a few embellishments, I created these simple 8x8 pages for her album! :) TFL!

Have A Great Day!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Couture Cardstock 3/4 Challenge

Yes, I'm really getting into the Couture Cardstock Challenges! :-) I missed yesterday's challenge because it was my daughter, Victoria's 10th Birthday! :-) She had a great day, so I'm ok with missing the challenge! LOL I'll have some pics to post later!

Today's challenge is to use a butterfly or other bug somewhere on your project! I chose to create a card! I had a little help from Jan over at Cookin' Up Creations who posted a great sketch challenge! And I was inspired by the project posted on the Couture Cardstock Blog, and "lifted" the idea to use ribbon as the butterfly's body! :-)

Supplies: DCWV Mat Stack, Bazzill & DCWV Cardstock, Studio g Stamp, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Misc. Ribbon, Stampin Up Clear Embossing Powder

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Another Couture Cardstock Challenge!

Today's challenge on the Couture Cardstock Blog was to use an edge punch to add detail to one of your pages!

Here is my layout using a fun EK Success border punch!

Supplies: Best Occasions Patterned Paper & Elements; Me & My Big Ideas Bling Snowflakes; Inique Boutique Stamp; Color Box Chalk Ink (Inspired by a Lucy Chesna Sketch)

Have A Great Night!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Prima's Big Secret Promotion Giveaway!!

Copied right from Prima's Blog:

That's Right! Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with our BIG SECRET!

We want EVERYONE to have a chance to win so we are changing the rules a bit.
  • Please copy this write-up and link us on your blog, Facebook, or any other site that you frequent (please follow their TOU).
  • Then post here with a link to your blog, Facebook or site post for your chance to win BIG with Prima!
  • One US and one International winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 4th, 2010.

And we are getting closer and closer to revealing our secret-it won't be long now!

Just a couple more days of suspense!

Couture Cardstock Month Long Contest!

Did you know that Couture Cardstock is hosting a month long contest on their blog?

Here is the info. copied from their blog:

To celebrate National Craft Month, we are holding a month long contest here at Couture Cardstock, and your participation will determine the size of the prize! Each day during the month of March, we will be offering a challenge on our blog. Each day, you have one opportunity win a prize pack by completing that challenge and linking it to that day’s post. For every challenge entry received, we will add a sheet of cardstock to the prize pack. All entries must be posted by 11:59 pm EST the day of that challenge and the winner for each day will be selected the following morning. The minimum prize pack will be 10 sheets of your choice, the maximum depends on YOU!!

Isn't that cool? You all should definately give it a shot! Today's challenge was to create a card or layout using YELLOW CARDSTOCK!

This is my card for today's challenge!

Good Luck to All Who Participate!

Can you believe it's March already?!

WOW! February just flew by!! I must say that I am totally looking for the arrival of Spring! We've had more snow in this area than they'd seen in a LONG time... I'll be glad to see it ALL gone!!

I wanted to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who visited my blog during the Just Buggin' Challenge Blog Hop! All of your comments were so flattering & I appreciate the time you took to come and leave them! I am going to try to visit all of your blogs as well!!
Now I have a few projects to share with you too!
First are a couple more projects created with the Scrapbook Get-Away February Kit, "Love Nest"! This kit featured some fun, sparkley MME papers!

Supplies from Kit: MME Patterned Papers, Paper Doilie, Scalloped Chipboard Oval, Ruffled Ribbon, White Pearl Stik Pin. Added from Stash: Canson & Recollections Cardstock, Prima Flowers, Kaiser Pearls, Smooch Spritz, Ivory Lace, Pink & Blue Heart Stick Pins. (This layout was inspired by a sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch Blog)


Supplies from Kit: MME Patterned Paper. Added from Stash: Prima Flowers, Martha Stewart Pearls, Studio g Stamp, Recollections Cardstock (Inspired by a Sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch Blog)**THANK YOU CARD**

Supplies from Kit: MME Patterned Paper, Ribbon, Button. Added from Stash: Recollections Cardstock, Canson Cardstock, Large Flower MM Brad, All Night Media Stamp (Inspired by a challenge at Cookin' Up Creations)

Now I want to share some projects I created with the Scrapbook Get-Away March Kit! This kit features some fun GCD Studios Papers!!


Supplies from Kit: GCD Studios Patterned Paper, Chipboard Flower, Prima Flower, Black Tulle, Green Pink Paislee Glitter Chipboard Alphabets, Black Bazzill Cardstock. Added from Stash: Best Occasions Bling Flourishes, Black Kaiser Pearls. (This layout was created for the GCD Studios Design Team Call)


Supplies from Kits: GCD Studios Patterned Paper, Chipboard & Felt Flowers. Added from Stash: Bazzill Cardstock, Kaiser Pearls (Inspired by a sketch from Let's Capture Our Memories Sketch Blog)

And now a couple of other projects I created this past week!


Supplies: Prima Patterned Paper, Prima Flowers, Recollections Cardstock, Maya Road Chipboard Bugs, Making Memories Mini Brads. (Created for the February Ad Challenge at Cookin' Up Creations)

**15 MONTHS**

Supplies: GCD Studios Patterned Paper (Rose Colored Glasses), GCD Studios Chipboard Circle (Rose Colored Glasses), Prima Flowers, Recollections Bling Flourishes, Recollections Black Cardstock, Queen & Company Felt Fusion, Kaiser Pearls (Created for the GCD Studios Design Team Call)

Thank you for visiting my blog!!