Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trade It Thusdays are back!!!!!! YIPPIE

It has been so long.... I am really sorry that I wasnt able to post any  trades while I was in California but now they are back!!!!! This week we have a really fun trade for you.... I actually really love this stuff but just have too much of it.  I won a huge prize pack and  a lot of stuff was duplicates.  That is okay because that just means more for you. 
So here is what you get:
Making Memories Grommet Tool Kit with a ton of Grommets
Autumn Leaves Heather Bailey File Folders
Autumn Leaves Heather Bailey Transparent Letters
Autumn Leaves Heather Bailey Chipboard Letters
Tinkering Al Fresco Finery felt adornments
Tinkering Al Fresco Die Cuts
5 pieces of matching patterned paper
Laser-cut 12x12 Doily

The value of the trade is $50-60

This trade will ship from California and you can decide if you would like to ship yours to California or Norway.  If you are wondering how the trade works....Basically just leave a comment with a description of your trade and link to a picture if that is possible.  In two weeks a winner will be chosen and then we will exchange addresses.  If you need more details you can check the link in my sidebar.  Any questions email me or leave a comment...  

You can offer anything you would like for the trade but if you are wondering about some of the things I would like.... Crop-a-dile Big Bite, Moonlight Whispers Stamps (Kraftin' Kimie Stamps), Stickles, ribbon, Prima Flowers or basically any flowers, vintage items (pages from dictionary, music, or children's books,  old labels, Melissa Francis or Jenni Bowlin items).  

This trade will run until Wednesday October  6th 11:59pm PST....

Monday, September 27, 2010

Color Challenge over at Design Dollies

For this week I did the color challenge for Design Dollies.  The challenge was to use the colors tan navy and lavendar.  I made a card... if you havent done a dollies challenge before or just not in a while you would love the challenges this week.  Have fun!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

This weeks Sketch Challenge at Design Dollies

We have a really fun sketch for you this week at Design Dollies..  There is just so much you can do with it.  Last week I used the sketch when I was making a layout for the Sweet Peach Crop Shop Crop.  It was okay but I wanted to do more.  So I did and here is what I came up with for the challenge reveal.... Thanks Kristy for a great sketch!!!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sweet Peach Crop Shop Crop

For the last week Sweet Peach Crop Shop has been doing a crop.  Even though I had jetlag I was able to  get a few layouts done.  So here they are....
Day One- Inspired by the picture

Day Two- frame your picture on your layout

Day Three- Dress up your background

Day Four- Use mist

Day Five- Non Layout
Day Six- Use a calendar

Day Seven- Inspired by the sketch

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Simply Obsessed Contest

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are having a contest over at Simply Obsessed... here are the details...
Check out our facelift on the blog!

You ladies ready for a contest?

We are going to have a FB and Blog contest!
Invite your friends to "like" SO and you and your friend will be entered to win a prize pack! I am not sure what it is yet, but it will be fabulous - I have a few ideas in mind. Once your friend "likes" us have them post on the SO wall who sent them. I will keep track and you will get put in the drawing for as many people as you refer. Your friend can refer people too!

Send them to the blog too, and have them become a follower and post in the comments section of the post who sent them!

The contest will start today, September 15th and end on September 30th!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dollies Element Challenge- Happy Birthday

Todays Design Dollies Challenge is titled- Happy Birthday.  This is an easy one because we all have birthday pictures or are in need of a birthday card.  So pull out those supplies and create a project birthday inspired.  Here is the card that I made....

Monday, September 13, 2010

Simply Obsessed Reveal.....

Okay everyone I am going to give this a try by posting it on my blog.  I was excited to share my reveal with you and then blogger went wacky.  I hope this time it will be okay.  I loved this kit so much but then again I love all the kits!!!! My favorite things in the kit were the burgundy flower and the bingo numbers.  I loved the flower because there were so many things you could do with it. You could use it flat like it came, roll the petals under, ink the petals, or do as I did crumble the petals to give it dimension.  I have been in California for the last few weeks so it gave me the opportunity to look through some old family albums that my mother has.  The first layout has a picture of my mom and us kids in front of the Winchester House in Northern California.
Here is an up close pic of the flower and details.... I used the flower crumbled and the packaging from the butterflies and from the flower in the layout.

For the second picture I used a picture of my Grandmother and her brother that was taken in 1932.

The third project I did was from Mo's Digital Pencil and I used Promarkers to color it.  I used the cute bingo numbers, made my own lollipop flowers and again used some of the packaging from the butterflies.
Here is the inside of the card
I hope that you have as much fun with the kit as I did.... and I cant wait to see all of your creations in the gallery at  Simply Obsessed.


I am really sorry that I have not been around.  As you probably gathered I scheduled my last few posts.  I have been in California for the last month dealing with a ton of stuff and seeing the fam.  I am now home and ready to jump back into things.  I will be restarting Trade it Thursdays, posting my DT work, and will be having a giveaway.  I just need to get over this jetlag and organize the art room.  I got so many scrappy things while in the Cali that they filed one whole suitcase.  I am very excited to share some of it with you.  Thanks everyone for your comments and emails.  Things will be back to the norm shortly.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Dollie Sketch Challenge for this week

Okay so today we have a really great sketch for you... Dont you just love the doily effect?  I flipped it and then just created from there... I really just used the sketch as a starting off point.  I think I gotta little off from the sketch but that is okay.