Feb 27, 2010

Bildmalarna Blog Challenge Get Your Bling On!

Hey ya'll!! I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday! I've been playing in my scrap room all day today! I wished I could say I've accomplished alot but sadly everything I've touched today has not went so well hee hee! I've had fun anyway. Hubby is gone and Kyle's been watching movies so I've just enjoyed having some playing time! Here is my take on the challenge over at the Bildmalarna Blog. Our challenge this time was to get our Bling on! I used Mimosa sitting as my image. The bench stamp is by SugarPlums. I cut some grass out using my cricut. I also stamped the little bird and embossed with red embossing powder. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp that I also embossed with navy embossing powder. I then added little diamond gems in the centers of some of the flowers on the pattern paper. I also added a row above the image. For more bling I used stickles on her bonnet, sleeves, and pants. Sorry, my bling is not showing up so well in the photo. I would like to congratulate Cindy and Kevin of StampingScrapping.com they are now the North American Distributor for Bildmalarna Stamps!!! Please be sure to check out there online store for these sweet stamps! I have a feeling these will be the next big thing so you want to start your collection now!! Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the weekend!! Hugs!!

Feb 26, 2010

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Mini Album

Good day everyone!! Hope you are having a fantastic Friday!  I know I am! Our challenge this time on Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog was to challenge yourself to do something you normally don't do. I have really been wanting to try making a mini album using the toilet tissue roll tubes (don't know the correct name but that's what I've been calling it hee hee) Since I've seen this I have been saving our's for awhile and got a nice supply so I could have plenty in case I really got into making them! This was a real challenge for me working on something this small and making mini albums is something I really struggle with. But I have to say I had a ball and I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out! I didn't write anything down when I was making it so I hope I can remember the supplies I used! On the cover I made this flower using my stamping up scallop punch and added a gem brad (which you can't see in the picture but its there!!). The leaves were punched with my Martha Stewart punch. I used my cricut for the word Family and the little frame but I'm sorry I can't remember which carts I used. I will have to start getting better on remembering this stuff!! Since I've gotten my Gyspy it seems like I don't pay much attention which cart. I'm using I just find what I want and cut!!

This page I wanted to add a picture of me and hubby on our wedding day. I used a template (Hot Off The Press) to hand cut the little file folder. I cut the wedding bands from the Sweethearts cartridge (yay!! I remembered that one hee hee) and embossed with Gold Stampin Up Embossing powder. I added a heart gem for the diamond. The rub on is from K & Co. and the flower is a prima flower.

Here I made a little fold out page. I used a Studio G stamp for the Happy Meter. I cut a heart out and ran it thru backwards so I could add some gold glitter. I then stamped the word love and attached it with some brads then glued in onto the side of the front flap.

Here is a one of the tags front and back. For the front I used a friskars punch and attached it so the little photo mat wouldn't fall out! I then added a little gem that I got at HL on clearance (love bargains hee hee) The back I stamped with a journaling stamp. I did a lot of distressing with my Tim Holtz Vintage photo.

These next two pages are probably my favorite pages! I used my cricut to cut the little envelope. I found these old postage stamp stickers in my stash and had completely forgot about them!! I found them last summer at a yard sale for 10 cents! Since I had left the first two pages for pictures of me and Winston I thought I would dedicate the next two to Kyle! The stickers worked out great! One says Pure boy and the other says All Boy. I used my cuttle bug to cut the little stamp size square and then added the sticker. On the second page I made two little photo tags. One I added a prima flower and the other one some little heart gems. The little leaf is a Martha Stewart punch. I then stamped a little piece of cardstock with a Studio G stamp and cut a G (for Garner) with my cricut. I just love the way this little page turned out!!

Here is another tag! Used a stamp to stamp the front and added some little studs! On the back is another journaling stamp.

Here are the next two pages. I used a punch for the little border on both pages. I can't remember the name of the punch :(   I made two little photo mats  and added some little flowers and brads for the center for the first page. The next one I just made one photo mat and added a skittle to the top. The photo mats I used another template to hand cut these. The chipboard tag was another thing I found in my stash that I had totally forgot about!!!! These two pages are going to be left for the third family member...our furbaby Cody!!

Here is another tag front and back. On the front I just added a little gem and on the back I stamped with a journaling stamp and over the top of it with the butterfly stamp which is embossed with embossing powder.(Good thing my old English teacher never reads my blog she would kill me for running sentences together ha ha) I went just a little to heavy with the distressing on the back but that's ok!

Ok, here is the back cover and the last tag I sure hope I haven't bored you with all the pictures!! On the back cover I used a rub on for the flourish and gem. I cut the word Adore out with my Home Decor cartridge. On the front of the tag I used another Studio G stamp and embossed with embossing powder. On the back is a journaling stamp and on the butterfly stamp it is also embossed with Gold embossing powder. That completes my first little toliet tissue tube album! I really hope you like it!! Now head on over to Scrappy Frogs and challenge yourself!!! We would love for you to play along! Thanks as always for stopping by!! Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back soon with more projects!! Hugs!!

Feb 24, 2010

LSS Thursday - Happy Easter

Hello everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything. I've got several projects in the works and some completed (just can't post them till the challenge date). Last week was crazy wild for me. My son Kyle turned 16 Sunday and it seemed like we partied all weekend long! Some of you already know but those of you I haven't talked to we let him have a party at our house which wounded up being 30 kids!! All in all in turned out great with no problems BUT I will never do that again!! We took him Monday to get his license and everything was going pretty smooth till that evening his transmission on his truck went out! He was so heartbroken! Looks like my shopping days are over for awhile! Our mechanic can't get to it till next Wednesday so till then he is using my X-Terra. Anyhoo, on to my card!! Lindsay has a new set out called Cute Easter. It's a really great set and a must have for all your Easter cards!! It has 8 images and you can get the whole set for $5.00! I printed out the two eggs and colored them with my copics (yes, you heard me right my copics hee hee!!) I didn't try any fancy shading or anything just colored. Winston surprised me with them for Valentines Day (he's such a sweetie at times!) and it's a good thing I've used them or I might would have had to return them for a transmission  (YIKES!!) This was a really simple card and I feel like I need to apologize for it not being all fancy but for my defense it looks better in person ha ha! All the paper (cardstock & pattern paper) are from my scraps so I can't remember who they are by. The grass was cut using my Gyspy. The sentiment is a Studio G stamp. Be sure to head on over to Lindsay's blog and check out what all the other Design Team members created. Thanks for looking!! Hugs!!

Sunshine Blog Award!!

I am thrilled and honored to receive this blog award from Sandy (Details By Sandy) and Mary (Scrapbooking Grandma Crafts). Thanks so much to the both of you for thinking of me! The rules to this award are 1. Place the award in your post or within your blog. 2. Pass this award to six of your nominees. 3.Link the nominees to your post. 4. Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog. 5.Link to the person you received the award from. Since I received this award twice here are the 12 nominees I have chosen...
1.Sandy               7.Mindy
2.Bridgett             8.Dawn (Froggy)       
3.Brenda              9.Sheri        
4.Kaye               10.Stephanie
5.Barb                11.Kim
6.Monique          12.Kathy

All these ladies are very talented and bring so much sunshine into my life so be sure to check out there blogs! Thanks again Sandy and Mary for thinking of me. You both are so very sweet! Don't forget to check out their blogs also! Hugs!!

Feb 16, 2010

Problems with Spammers Ugh!!!!

Hey everyone! I'm sorry but I'm having to change my settings back to word verification. I've been getting some spam so I'm going to see if this works!! Thanks for understanding!!!

Feb 10, 2010

LSS Thursday - Howdy There!!

Woo Hooo!! Two posts in one day!! I always like days like this! It means I've got to get some playing time in! At the moment I have several projects started (and scattered everywhere!!) so hopefully I will get some more time to finish a few of them up also. I've got some cards designed on my Gyspy if I can ever get the time to cut everything out! Since I don't work you would think I would have all the time in the world to get to craft....NOT!! But when I do I have sooo much fun! My nephews birthday is coming up and I thought I would make him a card. I used my Paper Dolls cart for the little cowboy. The fence is from Old West and the grass is from the Seasonal Easter solutions cart. I used Lindsay's All Around Phrases for my sentiment. I'm sooo proud of myself (patting my back as we speak hee hee) I learned to do something new (well new for me I'm sure everyone else has known how for ages I'm just slow!) I was able to learn how to change the color in my photo application!! Yay me!! (And my blood pressure never went up it was actually really easy) When you purchase Lindsay's file you get the jpg. file and then a png file (this is the one I used and was able to layer them) In my software it gave you a option just to fill with color and bam it changed just like that!!! I was sooo excited! Now that I've figured that out I feel like I could conquer the world!! Lindsay is having a 50% sale on her Valentine, Christmas, Halloween, and Winter SETS till Feburary 22nd. This is in her Shop and also her MyGrafico. This weekend she will be having a 25% off sale on everything (except what is marked 50% off) only at her MyGrafico so be sure not to miss it! Head on over to Lindsay's blog and see what she and all the other DT members came up with this week!! Thanks for looking!! Hugs!!!!

Inspiration Challenge for Bildy Blog!

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great week! We had a nice surprise on Monday...snow!! It came as a complete shock and I know our weatherman felt kind of silly because it was not predicted at all! That's usually when we get the most! We got close to 5 inches and it was sooo pretty! Only problem it was all melted away by the afternoon so we didn't get to admire it for long. Me and hubby (Kyle wouldn't peek his nose out) got the camera out and took some pictures. I've been trying to get a picture of a cardinal for weeks (how pretty would that have been in the snow!) No luck with the cardinal but did get a few of a fat Robin (I think that's the only way I got it, it was to big to move hee hee) Anyway, other than that it's been a pretty normal week! We are on challenge #2 over at the Bildy Blog and it's a Inspiration challenge. Here is my take on it. I used the Bildmalarna stamp Tossa with a mushroom. Isn't she the cutest??? I used my prisma pencils (sniff, sniff still no copics) to color her and then I cut out using my oval nesties. I used my cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder for the white cardstock underneath. I wished I could tell you who the paper is by but this was a scrap I found in my scrap pile. I used a Martha Stewart punch on the blue cardstock. The flower is a prima flower with a brad I made using my I-top. The sentiment is a studio g stamp. Be sure to check out the blog and become a follower new projects are posted every other day or so for inspiration. Also, if you don't own any Bildmalarna stamps head over to Cindy's store Stamping Scrapping and check them out they are sooo cute!! Thanks for looking and be sure to come back later on I'll be posting another card this evening!!

Also thought I would share my picture of the Robin :)

Feb 4, 2010

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog - Valentines Mailbox

Hey!!! It's been raining what seems like forever and boy is it COLD!!!!! I'm soooo ready for warm weather!!!  Our challenge this time on Scrappy Frogs Challenge blog was to alter a mailbox for Valentine's Day. I was the lucky winner of three of these mailboxes that came from target! I received, a pink, red, & white one. This is the red one. I know these were really in last year also but this is my very first one to do! I was able to use a cutfile and that made covering it really easy! I used the Cricut Sweethearts Cartridge for all the cuts. I used some paper by K & Company that I found at Tuesday Mornings sometime last year marked down really cheap. I almost forgot I had it! I've still got to do my other two (hopefully I can get them done before the 14th!) Be sure to head on over to the blog and play along. It doesn't have to come from Target I know the Love Struck cartridge has a mailbox and so does Lindsay! Also, check out all the other DT members they are soooo cute!! Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!!!

Feb 3, 2010

LSS Thursday - Not one but two!!!

Hey!! I can't believe it's already Thursday!! This week has just flew by! (Technically it is late Wednesday night but just go with it hee hee) Can you believe it I've got two cards to share with you today! The first card is using Lindsay's Carousel Horse image. I used my prisma pencils to color and also some inking to give it a antique look. The paper is by My Minds Eye. I used my stampin up punches for the scallop and plain circle. The little flower I cut from the My Minds Eye paper. The ribbon was just a little scrap I had in my stash so I decided to add that behind it. The sentiment is a studio g stamp.

This next card was kinda a mistake (but a happy mistake or at least I think so hee hee) I know ya'll have to remember me saying at least a gazillion times how bad I've been wanting some copics (or at least I think I've mentioned that a time or two!) Anyhoo, I'm trying my darndest to convince DH that I NEED them really, really bad and to let me use some of our tax refund to buy some (everyone please add this into your nightly prayers..say it with me Please let Leanne get copics markers she really, really wants them ha ha) Ok let me get back on track I thought I would play around with my bic markers and see if I could at least learn to do some shading using them and thus this is how this card was born! You would not believe what all colors I used on this image!! I still haven't got the shading part right yet but I had a ball seeing what happens when putting colors together! After I got thru coloring and cutting this image I decided it needed to be put in a pot so I cut out a pot using my cricut and Walk In My Garden (the tools also came from this cartridge)I used my cuttlebug to emboss and then added a little strip of lace. I made the sentiment on my computer not sure if you can see it in the picture but it says A Mothers Love Never Stops Growing. I don't know who the paper is by it came in a kit that I receive every other month with the templates from Paper Wishes. The name of the image I used is Oriental Poppy by Lindsay. Just a reminder Lindsay has a on going sale for every $5 you spend you get a free digi stamp and be sure to check her shop out she's always adding new images and you don't want to miss them! Be sure to check out all my other DT buddies to see what they have designed for you this week (but remember their posts won't show up till in the morning) and leave them some love they are a bunch of great ladies and I love being on the DT with them! Hugs!!! P.S. I love comments to!!!


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