Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Dollies Element Challenge for this week.

Hello everyone... This week over at Design Dollies we have a fun element challenge for you.  We want you to scrap something about YOURSELF and your school days.  So dig deep and pull out all those embarrassing school pics.  I think this is a really fun challenge and I cant wait to see all of your LOs.
Here is my take on the challenge.  This is my freshman year in high school at my first homecoming dance.  The funny story with this picture actually happened years after when I was in college.  I was in a store and this man is just starring at me.  Finally he comes over and says, "I know you... you are the girl on my fireplace."  Come to find out he was Paul's father and for years they had this picture on their fireplace.  When he saw me he knew he recognized but couldnt remember where from.  Finally it all clicked....

Monday, August 30, 2010

Color Challenge over at Dollies HURRY!

The color challenge at Design Dollies is to use the colors black white green and pink (any shades of green and pink).  The challenge projects are due Sept. 5th...  The new Bo- Bunny line is just perfect for this color combo...
Here is my layout...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dollie Sketch Challenge for this week

Todays sketch was a lot of fun.... there is so much that you can do with this sketch.  This challenge is due Sept. 1...  I know this is the second time maybe you have seen this layout but since I used Kristy's sketch... I figured give credit where credit is do!   Head over to Design Dollies to enter your take on the sketch today!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Just a reminder....

Just in case you forgot!  I have the Trade it Thursday until Wed. night.... here is the trade.... I would love to trade with you.  Scroll down or click the picture on the sidebar for more information...

Monday, August 16, 2010

Winner of RAK for Simply Obsessed Birthday Blog Hop....

I want to say Happy Birthday to LOVE IS GOOD.  You are also my RAK winner.... Thanks for all the great comments.  It was such a great hop because of all of you.  I hope to see you all around Simply Obsessed!

Please email me your address and I will get your prize in the mail!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Submission for Sketchy Thursdays...

Sketchy Thursdays has a once a month Guest Designer Challenge.... this month you have to use the following sketch and here is my take on the sketch.  

The Sketchy Thursdays Design Team will narrow it down to a Top 5 on Aug. 21st.  The Top 5 will then be posted on their blog on  Monday, August 23 and and you can vote until Wednesday, August 25. 

So if you like my layout and think I deserve to be the GD... follow this link and vote between 21st-23rd.

Here are some close ups:


It is time for

The winner of last week is.....
Thank you so much for your support!

For the next two Trade it Thursdays only you can decide whether you would like to send your trade to USA or Norway.  I will be shipping the trades from California.... 
Here is my trade for the next two weeks...

Making Memories Grommet Kit with lots of Grommets (I am really having a hard time trading this because I had big plans of using it)  Tried once-top is dented from moving
EK Success Fastenater with  5 packs of staple bars (black, white, silver slots, brass decorative, and metal- 480staples total)-  won it but already have one
7 gypsies Antique Brass book handles
approx. value $50 plus

You have until Wed. Aug 11th at 11:59pm CET or 5:59pm EST or 2:59pm PST (I think you get the drift) 
You can leave a comment with what you would like to trade and I still have McLinky up if you would like to add a pic but you do not have to have a pic to win....
If you are wondering some of the stuff I would love to trade for these would be a Crop-a-dile Big Bite, Scrappy Tools, Stamps (like Tilda or others), or vintage embellishments....

 If you have any questions check out the TRADE IT THURSDAY rules in my sidebar.   Just to remind you  I ask that if you are going to join in on the trade that you become a follower so you dont miss any of the fun... Also I would love to see you rocking my badge on your blog!!!!!!!!!!(maybe a little something extra will be thrown in if you are)... 

Don't forget that  I have partnered up with Crystal from Crystal's Crafty Creations.  She also does Trade it Thursdays but she has a new trade every week. Here is her trade for this week.... It is a halloween pack... I want it!

Here a couple of projects using the different products I am trading this time... THESE ARE NOT MY WORK!!!!   in no way I am taking credit for these creations

You can find these creations at the following sites


Simply Obsessed Birthday Blog Hop-Hurray!

Happy 3rd Birthday Simply Obsessed!!!!

To celebrate their birthday Simply Obsessed is celebrating all weekend.  Today is the Blog Hop... and tomorrow starts the Scrap that Vacation Crop!!!!  Dont miss a thing.... it is going to be so much fun and you can win some awesome prizes.  
(psss.... little RAK right here to start)

If you arrived here from Shana's blog you are in the right place.  Hurray! To start at the beginning click here and you will be brought to the Simply Obsessed blog.  What I love about this hop is that it isnt just the DT members you get to visit it is any member that wanted to join.  How fun is that?  

We were asked to complete a project based on... can you guess.... BIRTHDAYS!  So here is mine....
 So I bet you want to know about my little ol' RAK.  I would love to give one of you a little gift.  All you have do is leave a comment and tell me your birthday... easy peasy!

Don't forget to look around my blog and then head over to Sarah's blog.  We would love to have you this weekend at the Crop.... It promises to be a good time! 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Four fantastic Blog Candies!

LiFe AnD tImEs of A 12x12 ADdiCt:  is offering FOUR great blog candy give-aways  Entries close on Suday so hurry over!

Leave a comment on this post if you want to enter the Prima Home Decor Project giveaway.

Leave a comment on this post if you want to enter the Cosmo Cricket product giveaway.

Leave a comment on this post if you want to enter the Prima Paintables giveaway.

And finally, leave a comment on this post to enter the Sassafras Felties giveaway.

FYI: Scrappin n Chattin First Blog Hop...

Scrappin and Chattin is having there first ever blog hop.... You should join in on the fun... you could win this great prize as well as a bunch of other cool RAKs.  Just click here for the start of the hop....

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Simply Obsessed Design Team- Hooray!

I cant believe it.... I really cant believe it!!!! I applied for the DT at Simply Obsessed because I really wanted to be on it.  As some of you know it was a Simply Obsessed crop in April that I first dusted off my scrappy stuff and decided to try.  I hadnt scrapped for over 2.5 years....  My layouts were pretty rusty but I did it and I couldnt believe the fun I had.  I loved it and I stayed an active part of the community.  Soooo like I said I applied for the design team.  I got it!  Heather (the owner) was swamped with applications.  She kept two of the designer on from last term, reinstated a former DT and then added me!  I am the only newbie, green horn, newcomer, freshmen, first timer, beginner, new kid on the block, rookie, tenderfoot, new arrival.....

Please if you havent ever been to Simply Obsessed come by... the kits are to die for and the forum is a ton of fun... one of the coolest things is that there is a crop every month.  So drop by and say hi.... and dont forget to tell them that I sent you.  I promise you wont be disappointed!

Dollies Element Challenge for this week.

This week over at Design Dollies we are challenging you with and elements challenge that is way fun.  Design a project around a current TV show's theme song.  I didnt know what to do and then I was watching Psych and the answer was just staring me in the face literally!  The challenge is due Mon the 16th.  I just love this layout.... It is hard to see but I misted the whole background.... painted white paint behind the brackets and part of the title, used clear stars as well as chipboard ones, the orange tickets are crackle glazed, and the white ticket is first sprayed with mist and then diamond glazed and then heated with the heat gun to get it to bubble.

What a great pic in front of the Hollywood sign.... Got you..... we arent in front of the Hollywood sign we are at Universal Studios......heeeheee

Here is a  up close pic.....

Friday, August 6, 2010

Trade it Thursdays... Something New!

So I have made a couple of changes to the trade candy.  Instead of being Tuesdays it is going to be Thursdays.  So it will be called

The second exciting thing is that I have partnered up with Crystal from Crystal's Crafty Creations.  She also does Trade it Thursdays but she has a new trade every week.

Here is the 411 on Trade it Thursdays here on my blog.  Every other week  I will post some goodies that I would like trade.    You can link  up a picture below in McLinky of the items you would like to trade and I recommend leaving a description in the comments.  Every two weeks I will pick a winner from all the posts and then add some new goodies for the next Trade it Thursdays.

Crystals Trade it Thursdays runs every week. She is in the US but will ship worldwide. You can enter both Trade it Thursdays with the same trade but you can only win at one of our blogs per week. 

Of course there are a few more rules so here it goes.... All trades should be of approx. same value...but you can trade anything you would like.  For example scrapbooking supplies, tools, fabric, flea market finds, vintage items and your own created art.  Products do NOT have to be new but they need to be in good condition and should be described as to their condition.  I am currently in Norway so you must be willing to ship to Norway.  I am willing to post worldwide. Shipping from the States sent standard airmail should run about $5.50 but of course that depends on the weight.   For now I will ship the goodies within a day or two of receiving your address but if I end up having a problem with not receiving anything in return then I will have to change this policy.  I ask that if you are going to join in on the trade that you become a follower so you dont miss any of the fun... Also I would love to see you rocking my badge on your blog!!!!!!!!!!(maybe a little something extra will be thrown in if you are)... enough of the rules... lets see some goodies!!!!!!

Here is what I have for you for the  Trade it Thursdays....

 Sorry about the picture but with the bad weather it is hard to get good pics these days. 
So what we have is... ALL NEW PRODUCTS
Basic Grey Greeting Card Kit- Green at Heart
Basic Grey Doilies
3 pieces of Basic Grey 12x12 paper
Bazzill Monochromatic Orange Buttons: Apricot and Cantaloupe
Assortment of Satin, Rikrak, and other ribbon (various lengths)
approx. value $25 USD

You have until Wed. Aug 11th at 11:59pm CET or 5:59pm EST or 2:59pm PST (I think you get the drift) Dont forget to link a pic if possible in McLinky

Finally Crystal's Crafty Creations wasnt able to do a  Trade it Thursday this week but ... click here to visit her blog and she will have a new trade for you next week.

What A Nice Gift and What I Made...

So I am really bad.....I meant to post this right after I got the gift and made the album but of course I forgot.  I went out of town and was in such a rush that I thought I would just post it when I got home but I forgot.  Please forgive me Loretta.  
On with the post....

Loretta makes these lovely $5.00 kits each month that is full of just greatness.  I wrote her to ask her about them so she sent me one and on top of that she added A LOT of extras and as the cherry on top the tag album she created as an example.  I was so surprised... you have to stop by and say hi and tell her that I sent you.  Her blog is Stamping with Loretta.  She not only has her blog but she has some tutorial on YouTube so it is totally worth it to check her out.

Here is her album that she sent me:
Here is mine that I made with the supplies that she gave me.  I liked so many things from Loretta's album that I actually photo copies a couple of the stamps from her album to use on mine.  The cover is clear transparency over the chipboard tag.  I covered all the chipboard  tags with pattern paper and on the front cover sprayed it with mist. On the third page it shows that one of the pages was actually a transparency.  The back cover is again a transparency over the chipboard tag.  I used green mist on back and wrote a little message to my friend that I gave this to under the flower.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Design Dollies Sketch Challenge Due Aug 11th

Hey everyone today I have another Dollie Challenge for you... it is a sketch challenge....Hooray.  Below is a pic of the sketch and my take on it.  I just love all of Kristy's sketches.... they leave room for our own creativity.  This challenge is due Aug. 11th and dont forget about the tri-factor (basically one layout that meets all the challenge requirements for that week).  Good Luck and I cant wait to see your layouts. 

I will post a pic of the prize as soon as it posts to the Dollies blog.... I bet you cant wait to see what it is.....I sure cant!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August Guest Designer at Creative Scrapbooking Divas

I am so excited to announce that I am the guest designer at Creative Scrapbooking Divas.  It was really nice of Louise to ask me.  Here is my challenge....

I know you all have them and you have probably stuck them away in the back of an album or in a box somewhere.... what you ask?
Layouts that you just dont like or rather hate! I know that I have a few. Most scrappers like to put them away and move on but dont those pictures deserve better? You chose the pictures for a reason and there are a lot of reasons that a layout may not have worked at the time.

So my challenge is for you to do a Layout Makeover. I want to see everyones before and afters. You might only need to change the embellishments or maybe the whole thing needs to be torn apart. So all of you out of sight out of mine type of scrappers this will be a challenge but in my opinion a scrap challenge should be a challenge!

This is my first layout inspired by the Beach Boys CA Girls.... I hated the colors....

This is the redone layout... I changed the colors kept a few of the embellishments and added some new ones, and changed the title slightly with a new look comes an updated song title Kate Perry's CA Gurls.... (I know those of you who are blog followers have already seen it)....
So scurry over to Creative Scrapbooking Divas to do your own makeover.  You have until the 31st of August.

Giveaway at let's ink it up and All Scrapook steals....

 I have to share this giveaway with you  All Scrapbook Steals is giving away this awesome prize... hurry over and join... you have until Aug. 10th...

At let's ink it up they are trying to get 200 followers by the 4th of September.  The 4th is the date that their challenge blog is launched.  They are giving away not just one but two candies... and maybe more. One is sponsored by Anna Belle Stamps.  So follow this link  for both of the giveaways.  Here are pics of the goodies....