Thursday, June 30, 2011

Cookin Up Creations Design Team

I am excited to announce that I was invited to be on the Cookin Up Creations Design Team... Here is a layout that I created to help those on the forum get to know who I am....

Monday, June 20, 2011

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Challenge #2

Hi guys...
So I want to share my DT layout for Scrapping Everyday Miracles Challenge #2... The challenge is based around blessings... The best blessing that God ever gave me was my daughter.... she is the amazing little girl and I am truly blessed everyday that I get to spend with her!  I cant believe that God gave me the opportunity to be her mother... it simple the best blessing ever!

Head of to Scrapping Everyday Miracles to join in on the fun.... you have until the end of the month to enter and you could win a prize from the etsy store Ringo Crafts.... The owl and the ribbon bow are products from the store... how fun!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Free Pretty Little Things and Shabby Blogs

I am sooooooo excited to share these layouts.... I was asked by Keren (who is the owner of Free Pretty Little Things for You and contributes to Shabby blogs) to create three layouts using some of the wonderful images she designs.... It was an amazing opportunity and I am so grateful that she likes my work and would ask me... So here are the layouts... 

The first image was a blue tag with a adorable vintage little girl mailing a letter... I enlarged the image to 8x8 and printed it on sticky back canvas... I also used the canvas in making the banner... 

The second image was a pink tag with a vintage little girl holding a boutique.... I used it as a 3x3 tag to journal on....

The last image was a reddish/orange tag with a little gnome sitting on mushrooms.... I went a little crazy with the layout but think it was fun in the end.... I actually printed out two tags 5x5 and cut them in half... I used some of the scraps from the sticky back canvas to make the banner....
Dont forget to stop by both Free Pretty Things for You and Shabby blogs..... you will be able to download all the tags for free from those sites!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Challenge #1 at Scrapping Everyday Miracles

So I planned the first challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles... It was to scrap an everyday miracle.... and the scrap twist was to use paint/mist and computer journaling.... Our sponsor is Crafty Paper Girl... it is a brilliant Etsy store that has the most adorable felties.... isnt that owl to die for!!!! Head over to the store to get your own fun feltie!

I never use computer journalling... it was totally fun to do something different and it gave me the opportunity to journal more in a small place.... 

You have until the end of June to enter so head on over and join in on the fun!
Here is my layout... the little thing I focused on was how I met my friend Ellyne... I couldnt be more thankful for Ellyne... It was truly one of God's everyday miracles when I met her.  I felt no one understood what it was like to come from California and live in Norway above the Arctic Circle.  I wished so bad I had a friend I could talk to about the differences, the horrible weather and things back at home.  God not only gave me a friend from the US that I could talk to about things but she is from the same place as me.... you can call it coincidence but I call it a miracle!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Polkadot Door Designs' June Blog Hop

If you are here for the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Hop the post is below this one....

Welcome to the Polkadot Door Designs' June Blog Hop.  Each month they chose a group of ladies from those that complete the challenge to design for them and hop the following month.  I created a completed the hop in May so I was asked to design this month.  If you just found the hop you can start at  the Polkadot Door Design's blog be sure to work your way through all the blogs and see what the design team has created using the wonderful inspiration photo. As you hop be sure to leave a comment on every blog.  

Not only are there great prizes for you to win but if you liked my layout the best please go back to the Polkadot Door Designs' blog and vote for me as your favorite project.  


Create a project that is inspired by the following...
Here is what I created

Unfortunately I couldnt get a picture that showed the details... so I took a couple of detailed pictures to try and capture it better.... I have tulle under the photo and feathers along the branch... I love the branch my 3 year old daughter told her father while they were out on a walk that Mommy needed it... so he broke it off and took it home.  So I just had to use it.....

Here is the lineup if you get lost along the way....


Our Challenge winner will receive a
$20 gift certificate to Pink Pearl Studios!

Our blog hop winner will receive
three tags from Berry71bleu!

As well, six to ten authors of the most impressive creations
will be chosen to serve on our July Design Team and Blog Hop, one of whom
will receive this adorable vintage kit from the Polkadot Door!

Inspiration Details : 

  • Create a paper crafting project (card, layout, off-the-page item), based on provided inspiration (photo, sentiment, or element : scrabble tiles).
  • Post your creation on your blog or an online gallery (using a code PDD), and link it here with the Mr. Linky widget below. Please provide a direct link to your post, not an entire blog. 
  • A new challenge is being posted the first of every month, and you've got until midnight on 15th to submit your entry.
  • You may enter as many times as you like, but you're asked to provide a newly designed project. We ask that you combine this challenge with no more than 3 other challenges.
  • We will choose one winner  from the list of players who will receive the prize provided by the sponsor(s). In addition, the authors of the six to ten most impressive creations will awarded the design team positions for the following month, as well as the opportunity to be our featured designer. Special consideration will be given to participants who use all three of the inspiration elements. 
  • We will announce the Inspiration Challenge winners on the 20th. Design team members will be contacted before then by email.
  • Above all, have fun - and be inspired!