Aug 26, 2009

It's Thursday & Come See What I Have For You!!!




What....you think I have something for you??? Well, your RIGHT!!! It's my week to give away the free digital stamp for Lindsay's Stamp & Stuff!! The Haunted House Image I used in my card above is the freebie for this week! Click here to download it! Halloween is just around the corner and this Haunted House is a must have for all you digial stamp lovers and like I said before the best part it's FREE!!!! Be sure to check out Lindsay's shop for all of her digital stamps and for every 5 stamps you purchase you get a free stamp! For my card I printed out the haunted house on regular white cardstock and used my prisma pencils to color. Not sure if you can tell in the picture but after coloring I took my Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink pad and stamped over it just to give it a little sparkle. I cut the moon from the Camp Out Cricut cartridge and doodled some lines to make it look like clouds (not sure I really accomplished the look I really wanted hee hee) I again took my brilliance galaxy gold ink pad and stamped over to give a shine. The bats were cut from the Paper Doll Cartridge. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp. I stamped the sentiment 3 extra times for the large ghosts and placed them around the Haunted House. The ribbon is from my stash. Be sure to check out all the other DT members blog to see more examples of Lindsay's stamps! Thanks for looking and don't forget to download the freebie!!!


Want to win a $250 Shopping Spree??

The Scrapping Cottage is giving away a $250 shopping spree!!! Click here to go check them out!! I love their dies!!!

Aug 24, 2009

Want to win some Martha Stewart Candy??

Then head on over to Dawn's blog Froggaritaville and sign up as a follower for your chance to win! I love Martha Stewart punches!!

Aug 20, 2009

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog! Priceless Layout

Hello everyone!! It's late and I really, really need to get to bed!! But I wanted to post this layout I did for Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog before I fall out! The challenge this time is paper piecing. I'm still working on our vacation pictures so I decided instead of a card I would do a layout!
Supplies Used: Cosmo Cricket paper
24/7, clock, priceless, heart, and two of a kind were all cut from Graphically
Speaking Cricut Cartridge
branch cut from Wild Card
prima flower and button from my stash.
I love this picture of my son and hubby. We were stuck in the truck waiting out a thunderstorm when I took this picture. I was trying to come up with a title and was looking at the picture and thought to myself how special both of them are to me. They truly are priceless. No amount of money could buy them! I added the 24/7 and the clock because they are priceless all the time! Be sure to check out the challenge blog and play along. I haven't heard yet what the new prize will be but I'm sure it will be something good! Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!

Aug 19, 2009

This week for Lindsay's Stamp & Stuff I used her new cattails #2 and elegant dragonfly for my images. Lindsay has added some more new digi stamps to her shop! If you have never checked out her store before click here but beware your going to fall in love with her digital stamps! Both of the stamps I used are just $1 each and for every $5 you spend you get a free stamp!! For my card I printed out the cattails on blue card stock then colored with my prisma pencils. I used my nesties to cut the oval.I printed the dragonfly out on regular white card stock and colored also with my prisma pencils. I cut the scallop oval out from the Alphalicious cartridge (had to stretch it some in DS). I then pop dotted my dragonfly. The pattern paper is by My Mind's Eye and was a scrap from my stash (one of those oops I screwed up kind of things!) I learned a new technique from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks that I absolutely love! You know I've been messing around with paper bags lately (don't know I might be getting addicted to these things hee hee) Anyway, I ran across a tutorial for making your own vine from paper bags! It's really simple! Take a paper bag and cut down the side and remove the bottom. Then take the bag and crumple it up really good. Cut into 3" strips. Take a strip and flaten out (not completely because you still want the crumpled look) take your ink and ink one side. I used my sadle brown staz on and Tim Holtz vintage photo. After you have inked turn it over and apply a thin coat of mod podge. Take the strip and then twist, after twisted apply a coat of mod podge all over. Really simple and I love the look of it! I cut some leafs with my cuttle bug. I just took a scrap piece of the paper bag and crumpled and inked before running it thru my cuttlebug. I then added some prisma flowers with buttons from my stash. I hope these directions make sense! If not email me and I will try to explain better! Be sure to check out who has the freebie this week! Click here to the DT's link. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hugs!!

Aug 18, 2009

Doggie Card Using A Paper Bag!


I know, I know it's not Valentines Day yet!! I found the coolest book this weekend at Scrapin Kats called The Paper Bag Book by Brenda Hollister and Friends. It has different ways of making cards, books, and layouts using a paper sack. Well, that's where my inspiration for this card came from! In the end it just came out looking like a Valentine's Day card (so anybody that really likes this could get a head start hee hee) This was a real simple card and didn't take no time to finish.
Directions for paper bag: My paper bag that I used is 5 1/8 X 3 1/8 X 10 3/4". Take bottom flap and fold up to the desired length and glue the flap down. The card pulls out from the top of the paper bag.
(I apologize I don't have the link where I found the pattern for the dog but if it turns out to be yours let me know and I will give you FULL credit) I used George and Basic Shapes to cut the Pieces.
Directions: Cut 1 oval in white size 4" (cut in half) and use for head
Cut 2 ovals in white size 3" and use for jaw's
Cut 2 ovals in black size 3/4" and use for eyes
Cut 1 oval in black size 1 1/2" and use for nose
Cut 2 ovals in black size 4" and use for ears
Cut 1 oval in white size 4" (cut in half) and use for paws
Cut 1 CIRCLE in red size 3/4" and use for tongue
I inked the edges in brown and also used my Stampin Up chalk to add some grey shadowing. I used a white gel pen for the eyes and nose and a martha stewart pen for the freckles.
For the card I cut a white piece of card stock to 5 X 6 1/4th. I used a studio G stamp for the sentiment and the heart is also a Studio G stamp. I then took my Stampin Up punch and punched a circle to adhere at top. I used my MS bow punch and glued on top (to give my doggie a bow). Again, this is a super easy card to make and actually was really fun! You probably will see me using more paper bags for my cards because this book gave me tons of ideas!!! Hope you like! Any comments are greatly appreciated!!!

Aug 16, 2009

Whimsical Scraps & Bugs Challenge - Lazy Days





Hey ya'll! I don't know about you but the weekends seem to be flying by especially this one! I've had a great one but sure hate seeing Monday morning here so soon!! Here is my layout for the challenge over at Whimsical Scraps & Bugs. The DT was challenged with a color challenge to see the colors click here.
Supplies used: All paper is from My Minds Eye
ticket, lazy day circle tag, beach bum & transparency over picture are also from My Mind's Eye
bamboo, leaves, & lizard were cut from Life's A Beach Cartridge and inked with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink. The lizard also has a coat of glossy accents
button & brad & twine (not sure if that's the proper name but that's what I call it hee hee) are from my stash. I've inked the button with stazon sadle brown to get it more the color I wanted.
Be sure to visit Whimsical Scraps & Bugs and check out what all my other DT members have created! Thanks for stopping by my blog any comments are greatly appreciated!!
Hugs!

Aug 14, 2009

Paper Bag Album - Scrap Pink





















Whew! That's a whole lot of pictures!! I made this paper bag album for Scrap Pink that Kathy from Scrappin Kats is sponsering. I'm going to meet with her tomorrow and show her this one and if she like's it I'm going to do 4 more just the same!! (You better love me Kathy hee hee) I wanted to post it on my blog and see what everyone thinks, it is my very first paper bag album (and very well be my last ha ha!) I was really out of my comfort zone with this! I have no clue why but these little boogers are hard to do!!! Anyway, would love to hear some feedback thumbs or thumbs down! Thanks for looking!

Aug 12, 2009

Lindsay's Stamp & Stuff...Hi Friend!

Hey ya'll! Hope everyone is having a great week! School has started back and I'm trying to get back into the groove of things! No more staying up late and sleeping in sniff, sniff!! I know my son's body is still in shock also! But hopefully by the end of this week things will start to come together (instead of falling apart hee hee) Anyway, here is my card I made for this Thursday's Lindsay Stamp & Stuff. If your not familiar with her digi store click here to check out all her great digi stamps!! I used her A Dear Deer and Funky Tree #2 for my images this week. Lindsay has decided to continue her sale so every $5 you spend you get a free stamp how cool is that?!?! Speaking of freebie be sure to check out which DT member has the free stamp this week (your going to love it!) Click here for the link to all the DT's wonderful blogs! Thanks for stopping in! I hope you liked my card!! I love comments so let me know what cha think!







More Blog Candy from Kathy at Scrapin Kats!

Just wanted to help spread the word for Kathy at Scrapin Kats! She's just now entering the blogging world and really needs some followers!! She's offering up another great paper pack if she can reach 100 followers! So head on over and check her out!!

Catching Up...Blog Awards!!


Hey! Just wanted to jump on and make a quick post to let you know I haven't fell off the face of the earth! Things around here are super crazy and been really busy! I've been working in my free time on a project that I hope to be able to post soon! It amazes me how many plans I have for the day planned but when night time comes I don't get half accomplished! The days are just flying by. I could remember when I was younger my mom always said the same thing and I just didn't get it but oh boy how I understand now!! I have been given a blog award from two special people Snowmanlover (Barb) and Brenda that I haven't had a chance to post so I would like to do that now! Be sure to check out both ladies blogs they are awesome and such sweet ladies!! Please forgive me for taking so long to post! Now I get to share with 12 other people!
11.Margie
12.Tracey
Whew! That was alot of linking!! C-Ya soon!!

Aug 10, 2009

Check out this blog candy!!

Wow! You have got to go check out the blog candy up for grabs over at Steph's blog Where'd All My Money Go. Wow, wow, wow is about all I can say!! She is being extra, extra generous!!

Aug 9, 2009

My Blog Candy Winner!!

Hey everyone! I just want to say thanks to everyone for signing up for my blog candy this has been so much fun! I made my goal of 200 (and then some!) so you know what that means...both paper packs will be given away!! I also want to thank Kathy again from Scrapin Kats for doing this for me! Her link is on my side bar so keep checking her site...she has some things she's wanting to put together for her online site so stayed tuned you don't want to miss it! Well, I'm sure your all dying to know who the winner is! Drum roll please..........The winner of my blog candy is Angie from Scrap Happens with Angie CONGRATULATIONS ANGIE!!!!!!! Please email me with your info! Thanks again everyone for playing along!

Aug 5, 2009

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff - Flourished Chickadee!!


Hey ya'll! I know I have ALOT of new followers and I'd like to say thanks for signing up!! As of right now I'm at 166 followers!!! Keep spreading the word I'm hoping I will hit my goal of 200 by Saturday!! Thanks again for signing up and I hope that you will enjoy my blog!! Tomorrow is Thursday and you know what that means...It's Lindsay's Stamp & Stuff Day!!! I always post mine the night before because well me and the morning time just don't get along to well hee hee! I used Lindsay's Flourished Chickadee as my image this time isn't it just the prettiest image! I used my prisma pencils to color. The paper is by My Minds Eye and can you believe I drug out the sewing machine and sewed around the edges!! But don't look to close to the stitching I'm still learning!! I used my Walk In The Garden Cartridge for all the flowers and my Martha Stewart Punch for the leaves. I threw away the packaging for the flourish stamps and I can't remember who they are by (sorry)! The inside sentiment is a Studio G stamp. I used Tim Holtz vintage photo distressing ink. When I started the card I swore I would not distress it but I caved! I just love the distress look!! Well, I believe that covers all the goodies I used to make it! Lindsay's decided to run her July special this month so for every $5 you spend you get a free digi stamp so be sure to check out her store she has really pretty stamps!! Also, be sure to check out all the other DT members and see who has the free stamp this week!! Thanks for stopping by and I love comments so let me know what you think!!!


Aug 1, 2009

Yay!!!!!! I hit 100 followers!! It's time for Blog Candy!!!



Woo Hoo!!! I hit 100 (actually 101 hee hee) Thank you everyone sooo much!! So, it's time for some blog candy!!! Kathy at Scrapin Kats has donated The New Mind's Eye Colorful Christmas pack for me to give away!!! Thank you so much Kathy!!! All you have to do is 1.become a follower if not a follower now 2. Post this blog candy on your blog 3. Leave a comment with all your info (so I can figure out how to contact you) and that's it!! I'm going to run this for a week so hopefully everyone will get a chance to enter! So next Saturday I will post the winner!! Thanks everyone and especially Kathy for donating this to me to give away!! If you can't tell much about the picture you should be able to click it and it take you to The Mind's Eye site (if I did it right hee hee) Thanks again!!!


*****************************UPDATE****UPDATE***********************************


I just got a email from Kathy and she also posted on hear that if I reach 200 followers by next Saturday night she will sweeten the pot!!!! She will also add The Mind's Eye Pretty Please paper pack!!!!!!!!! Woo Hoooo!!!!!!!!!! This is soooo exciting!! If you can spread the word and maybe I will reach my next goal of 200 followers!!! I would appreciate it if you would link me to your blog and let everyone know of my blog candy!!! Thanks!!!



I'm So Excited!! Blog Candy!!! & All day Crop Scrap Pink

Hey everyone!! I have been in hog heaven today!! I spend the WHOLE day with my new friend Kathy from Scrapin Kats Scrapbooking in Cullman, AL!!! OMG!! She has the most awesome scrapbook store!! I was able to get my hands on some really great paper! She carries all the new papers and will be getting more new items in from CHA in the next week or so!! Click here for the link to her website. Anyhoo, we were talking about my blog and I was telling her I had 93 followers and was really getting excited and hoping to reach 100 soon and you will never guess what she offered!?! She said when I reached 100 followers she would donate something for me to give away as blog candy to help celebrate!! How cool is that??? So, stayed tuned hopefully it won't be long!! I'm so excited!!! Be sure to check out her site she truly is a sweet person and I'd love to help her out in anyway that I can!! I'm also going to be putting a link on my side bar to her website just as soon as I figure it out!!

I also have some more news to share so this post may turn out to be longer that most but please keep reading!! For all you ladies that live near Cullman, AL I would like to tell you about a ALL day crop that Scrapin Kats is sponsoring. It's a fund raiser for breast cancer with a donation going to the Susan Komen Fund. It's called Scrap Pink. It will be September 26th 9am-7pm. The cost is $50 which includes: $10 donation, snack, lunch, TShirt, goodie Bag, raffle, door prizes, and lots and lots of FUN!!! It's limited to 50 people so you need to register early to save a spot! Oh, I forgot it's going to be held at the Cullman Chamber of Commerce Meeting Room. If any of you live ANY where close enough I would love for you to attend it would be sooo cool to get to meet some of my blogging buddies!! Plus, it's going to be soooo much fun!! So if your interested call Kathy at Scrapin Kats at (256)737-0900 to register she's trying to get a head count now and you don't want it to get full and miss out on all the fun! Hope to see you there!! If you are interested leave me a comment and I'll know to look for you there!

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