Friday, April 23, 2010

Paper Roses

Hello Blog Followers,
I want to take a minute and share with you something I made for the first time, last night.  They are paper flowers (suppose to be roses).  I made them with 3 colors of cardstock and 1 printed paper. I cut hearts out on the cricut of 4 different sizes, layered them on a brad, worked a little glimmer mist magic and a touch of stickles and voila'- paper roses!

Thanks for looking!

Have a crafty weekend and I will be back from my weekend in Northern Minnesota on Sunday night!  (going on a church retreat with my "church ladies" :)


A Blog Hop is coming!

Get ready to hop to it with the JSM blog hop coming to a computer near you soon!
With a grand prize worth $30 as well as blog candy along the way, this is one hop you won't want to miss out on!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Leave a comment here for your chance to WIN!!!!

24 Hr Spring Comment Quest !!
Were you busy this week and didn't have a chance to play along with My Scrapbooking Supplies challenge #6 " April Flowers bring May flowers"? Well this quest is for you!! For 24 hrs only starting April 14 (Weds.) at 12 noon you can leave a comment on this post for a chance to be enter to an 8 pack of Copic primary colors and one of their black writing pen.

Are you ready ? What are you waiting for then?!!!  Leave your comment!
Please leave a comment by April 15th 12 noon CST to be entered

And by the way... here is my layout from challenge #6  (I am on the Design Team there) :

 Happy Scrappin' and don't forget to leave your comment!

Fantabulous Cricut..... INDEED!!!! Check them out!

I am so in love with the ladies at this site.  If you own a Cricut you need to visit them.  I may have to stop buying any embellishments at all like stickers and rub ons and such.  I really am not using my Cricut or my Gypsy to their full potential and I will really look into learning to make the items they feature!
Here is the link:  Fantabulous Cricut
While you are there, check out their weekly challenge. This week is challenge #5 and you must make some sort of "art" using a Cricut cartridge.  The theme is April showers.

Here is an example from their Design Team (Brenda) and she used the cartridge A Child's Year: 

Be sure to check them out right away!

And because I checked out Fantabulous Cricut  I was lucky enough to find another very talented Cricut artist, Monique Griffith.  You can find her work at Monique Griffith Designs

Here is an example of one of her layouts:

I hope these beautiful pieces of art will inspire you to create something fun today!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Join my "Cheesey" Challenge at Creative Scrapbook Divas!

Hi Followers!

We are coming up on a really bizarre "holiday"-  National Cheeseball Day is April 17.  I used this day as the inspiration for my latest challenge at Creative Scrapbook Divas. Why, you ask?  Well, it just made me think of  the most common word to get people to smile, "cheese".

My challenge is for you to use 1 or more of your cheesiest photos.  You know the ones, those big goofy grins that your kids just love to do.  In my case it is my husband, too.  The 2nd part of the challenge is to use raw chipboard and alter it.  So go ahead and paint it, ink it, cover it in paper or bling; just add it to your layout!

My sample is inspired by a sketch at Let's Scrap  The sketch was called Letsscrap4fun.  I chose pictures of my husband and my daughter Gretchen (at age 2 1/2).  And the paper is the Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland.  It is part of a new storybook character line from Reminisce.  I just love it and those cat grins all over the page, were perfect for me.

I hope you will head on over and play along with my challenge.  You will have a chance to win a RAK from me, too! 

Please leave a comment here and a link to your entry, so I know you played along.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper sketch Sunday - 4/11/10

Where does the time go?  We have about 5 weeks of school left...  Will this give me more or less craft time?  Only time will tell!

It is Tuesday morning already, but I want to reveal the sketch and my layout for Sketch Sunday over at
The Everyday Scrapper - Sketch Inspiration - Sketch Sunday Reveal  
You are invited to please visit us and post your take on the sketch!

Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on the sketch:

Monday, April 12, 2010

U Crack Me Up Challenge...Check out the prizes you can win...

I just had to participate in this fun challenge.  But, I just can't seem to find any embarrassing pictures of me (LOL) so I will pick on one of my kids!
This layout is from 2002 and is of one of my twins, (now 9) Gillian.  In the full picture you can see big brother (then age 4) Griffin laughing so I am sure he had something to do with this.  I can't even imagine why she had underwear to "play" with because she wasn't anywhere close to being potty trained.
Gillian's reaction to this layout was "mom, some day when I have a boyfriend, you will not show him this, right?"  errr.... right, Gillian....   (but I didn't say I wouldn't post it on my blog; sorry kid!

And if having your underwear on your head isn't bad enough... what about that poor baby acne on her face.  We never have found out what she was allergic to  back then but she outgrew it.

So if you want to win a scrappy prize from The Scarlett Lime then get on over to Candy Shoppe Designs.  But first, dig out those photos!

Monday, April 5, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper Sketch Sunday - 4/4/10

Hello followers and Happy Easter!
With Easter Sunday comes also Sketch Sunday over at The Everyday Scrapper.

Please come on over and participate with us!  We want to see your interpretation of this week's Sketch.
In fact I am going to offer up an incentive for you... Participate in Sketch Sunday during the WHOLE month of May and your name will go into a drawing for a scrappin' prize package. 
Just make your layout each week and leave me a comment here that you completed it.  Be sure to post it at The Everyday Scrapper each week.  Here is the link:  The Everyday Scrapper - Sketch Inspiration
and then choose the date you want to participate in and post your creation!
Have some fun!
Don't forget to leave a comment!
Here is the sketch for today (this week)
And here is my take on the sketch: