Thursday, January 29, 2009

I Was Tagged..............TWICE!!!

Ok, I've never been tagged before and I get tagged twice in one day! Goodness me! So who tagged me... yeah, the genius creator of Page Maps Becky Fleck ( Becky, love your maps - they are the best!) and Andrea, whom I know from the Cuttlebug board. So, the tag was go where you store your photos ( mine are all on disc because I just got a new computer and dumped them all from the hard drive), pick the 6th folder ( I picked the my 6th disc then picked the 6th folder on the disc), pick the 6th picture, post on your blog and tell about it. Super easy!

My 6th folder on my disc was from a day of fishing down the at the catch and release lake, Little Flipper Lake, about a half a mile from my house. We walk to it when we do go fishing. This is a picture of my oldest son, Layton, who is 9 with a small bass that he caught and was holding. Can you see the worm in the fish's mouth--yuck right! Oh, and look at my son's disgusting hands -- fish slime and worm guts all over them! I'm sure you really wanted the details, right? LOL! It was a fun day of fishing that day though and I think we caught 9 fish that day. By the way, guess who gets to take the fish off the hooks and put them back in the water--me!

The following ladies, you've been tagged!! These are all scrappy friends and places I get inspiration from! Can't wait to see what you ladies post!
Remember the rules are 6th folder, 6th picture, post on your blog, and tag 6 more!!

Have a scrappy day!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge #15

This week's Cuttlebug Be Inspired challenge was to use this sketch created by Becky Fleck, the author of Page Maps. I had a lot of fun doing this challenge because I am so in love with page maps-- I am a sketch girl ( love 'em!!!) -- and use them all the time when creating. Got the site on my blog roll and a binder filled with each month's sketches going back to 2006 . Here's the sketch:

Now here's my intrepretation of it. I use my cricut to cut the flourishes, the butterflies and flowers were cut and embossed on my bug. I just got the set of the 4 flower dies and the butterfly die & embossing set yesterday in the mail and couldn't wait to try it out! I love them!! Also, just got the stamp out if the $1.00 bargain bin at Joann's last week and was itching to use it as well!!

Just another view so you can see how I doubled up on the butterflies to make it a little 3-D. I just cut the antenna off the top layer and creased each wing at the body.

Thanks for stopping in and good luck to all those who enter this week's challenge!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Great Crop On Saturday!!

I had a lot of fun with the ladies and learned a bunch more new tricks which is always great. I didn't get as much accomplished as I would have liked to, but it was about having fun, being with the gals, being able to have adult conversation, and eating a meal that was actually hot--all you mothers can appreciate that! LOL! Here is what I did get accomplished, and what I did I loved so that all that matters right!

This is Delaney at Splash Lagoon this past summer cuttin it up on the DDR ( Dance Dance Revolution machine in the arcade there. I cut all the letters and arrows out on the cricut. The leter I inked around the edges and misted with water to give it them that blended effect.

Journaling read:" Wow, look at those moves on the DDR machine in the arcade at Splash Lagoon! You go girl!"

Picture is from our summer trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo in June 2008. I think Ihave have all the zoo animals scrapped now to put our zoo book together! YEAH!! The bananas I drew and cut out then just inked 'em up!

Here is a pic of each page individually. I use one of the December 2008 Page Map Sketches to do this 2 page spread and I just love how it came out. Flourishes were cut on the cricut as well as the 2008, and a little stickles for touch on flowers and around the numbers.

Thanks for stopping by and checking them out. I can't post the other project I started because it's for my DH for his Valentine's Day present, but I finished it today, took pics, and will post after I give it to him! I don't think he checks my blog because I show him everything I scrap, but ya never know when he might pop in!

Have a scrappy Monday- and I'll be back to post later in the week!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

BasicGrey's Bitter *Sweet* Sketch Challenge

This LO is my creation for the BasicGrey's bitter *sweet* sketch contest that is going on at the Pagemap Blog. Another one of Becky Fleck's great sketches to inspire plus a theme that had to do with something sweet, whether that be your sweetheart, a sweet tooth favorite, or as Becky put it on the blog the boy from the gym with the sweet....LOL!! My "sweetness" is my darling daughter, Delaney, she is ever so precious and sweet, and of course a total mommy's girl! When I see these pictures of her reaching up to the leaves falling they remind me just how sweet life is.
Here's the sketch....

And here's my take....

The journaling reads " ~Fall 08~ How sweet life is to be this young and carefree, and to not have a single worry in the world. To whirl and twirl with the leaves; how sweet it is!"

The lucky winner will receive a collection pack of BasicGrey's new Bittersweet papers (including alphas and element stickers), plus coordinating glazed brads, buttons and olio rubs. Wish me luck and thanks for looking!!

Have a scrappy day!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #14

Welcome didn't have school here today because of a teacher inservice day, so I decided after some playtime oustide in the the nearly 2 feet of snow we have total now, that is was mom's quiet time. I pulled out my "bug" and embossing folder and tried to decide which was my favorite for this weeks challenge. That is a very tough decision! I haven't had a lot of time to experiment with them, so I went with two that I just had to have and could not do without-- Swiss Dots and Script. These two were my fav just from the looks of them that I decided, when ordering, I would probably use the most.

Here some info on what I used:
CB folders: Swiss Dots and Script
Paper used: DCWV brown textured cardstock, scrap journaling paper, and K&C Company's Life's Journey Stamp Collage Embossed Paper ( oh, I love this paper I just got--it has 42 different little stamps on them and are they ever so cute)
Ink: Stampede brown ink pad
Embellies: Chipboard heart, brown hemming lace, and ivory sheer ribbon
Thanks for stopping by and looking! Have a great week and hopefully I will have a lot more to post this week!! Got my monthly crop on Wednesday, a one-hour LO Contest, and an all day crop on coming up! Time for me--just what the doctor ordered!! LOL!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Flower Tutorial

Something I've been working on since I did the challenges for this month at Just Scrappin. Here's my version of the one of the flower tutorial videos that Aymee posted. Here's the link to the post for the video if you want to check them out.

Now, I haven't got so high tech, yet, to make my own video clip. So, the best I can do is step by step pictures with instruction posted. Let me know what you think...

Give them a try and pop back to tell or show me what you did! Have a "flowery" scrappy day!

Good morning Monday!!

Well, I'm up and at 'em early this morning. Gotta get Layton off to school and Jaedon off to Pre-K. I was checkin in on things this morning and I realized that I forgot to post some of my work for the monthly challenges at Just Scrappin! I don't know how I did that, but I here they are. My Lo is doing double duty for both the Monthly Sketch Contest and the Monthly Contest. The sketch is pretty straight forward I added my title and substituted flowers for photos. Like I said this also did double duty for me and I used it for the monthly contest as well. For out monthly contest we had to use flowers on our LO, but the twist was to create our own flowers-- none of those store bought ones. Aymee provided some great links with tutorials on some different types of flower making, well, I rolled with one of them, but added my own twist ( I'm gonna post my own directions on how I made my flowers) to them to change things up a bit and make it my own.
The second set of pics here is for the Monthly Challenge. The challenge presented to us was to sew on our LO, card, or altered project or faux stitching. This here is my creation. This is a 4 x 6 card. I cut the flowers & leaves on my cricut, the stems are just 1/4 inch strips that I curled by wrapping them around a pencil. The stamped image is a Studio g stamp.

Here's a close up of my's not too great, but hey, it adds some character right! The basket weave is material stitched to cardstock. It made it a little easier to stitching the material to the cardstock then glueing it down --didn't have to worry about the material bunching up.

On a side note I just started joining in on the challenges at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog. One of the new design team members, Ann, is offering some "blog candy" in honor of her becoming a new design team member. Stop by and leave her some love and join in on the challenge on the 14th to try and win yourself a new cuttlebug "Treetops" cutting and embossing set--it's so cute! Here's the link:

Have a very scrappy day!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cuttlebug Challenge #13!!

I finally got to test out one of my Christmas presents- the Cuttlebug. All the embossing folders I ordered with the gift card I received finally came on Thursday and Friday! I have been dying to play with it! So what better way to do so than to jump right in on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog and play along there! No getting the feet wet, here--I like to dive right in!

So the challenge at hand was to create an all white card. I had so many ideas running through my head because I wanted to try out all 16 embossing folders I bought, but what I finally settled on was wedding card. I don't know why ( I don't have a wedding to go to anytime soon), but the first thing I thought of was Billy Idol's song "White Wedding" so I had to role with what was on my mind. What I chose to use for this card were three different embossing folders and 1 die cut. I used Divine Swirl, One of the Disney Princess embossing folders ( I don't know what it is exactly called but it came in a two pack), and the Champagne Glasses are from the Wedding embosser 4 pack, and the die was from the set that came with the Cuttlebug. I also used Diamond Stickles and stamped image is an inkadinkado foam stamp that I stickled over.
Overall, I am please with how this card turned out...this is a terrible picture, and it looks much better in person, but I had a lot of fun creating it! Can't wait to try out thhe next challenge! TFL!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year Everyone!!

It's been about a week since I last blogged,already starting out with a busy New Year. But, what better way for a scrapper to start out the New Year than with a New Year's Crop. We were having a Mini Crop going on at Just Scrappin" where a bunch of us ladies decided to host some challenges. We started at 6pm on December 31st and just finished up at midnight today was the deadline. to have your work posted. So here are some of my creations from this fun-tabulous event!!!

This first one here is the challenge I hosted. It was called Kerri's New Years Resolution Challenge. So what everyone had to do was use the sketch ( to your right) but, you title had to be what your New Year's Resolution/Goal was.

Here was my sample sketch for the challenge so everyone could see how I used it. The winner of my challenge was Kelly! Yay for Kelly!! She will be getting a set of Martha Stewart Christmas Stamps and some bling!

Now for some of the other challenges:
Aymee's Sketch Challenge
Aymee's sketch challenge was very straight forward, use the following sketch for a LO!
Here's mine....this was the first time I've ever tried sewing on a LO. I wasn't paying attention and on the vertical stripe I had the machine set on the stretch stitch which does not work on paper, but I did finish up that stripe with that stitch. The horizontal stripe turned out much better.
Kelly's "Who Am I" Challenge And Springbreeze Recipe Challenge:
For Kelly 's Who Am I Challenge you had to do a sketch about who you are and use this sketch.

And for Springbrezzes Recipe Challenge you had to include the following on your LO:

create any size LO that MUST have the following things in it...

1. a title
2. only one photo that must be matted
3. some bling
4. paperclip or pin or photo anchor (or combo of the three)
5. at least three different pattern papers

I combined the two challenges into one LO so this one did double duty for me!

KarenB's Color Challenge:
Create a LO, Card, or Altered item with the majory colors being ( teal/green and orange)

Carol's Calendar Challenge

Carol's challenge to us was to make a 2009 wall or desk calendar. It can be a single page with all the months or a multi-page calendar with each month on a seperate page and if you're feeling really energetic you may want to make/construct the entire year.

Guess you could say I was feeling energetic!! LOL! Layton and I made these together actually and we had a lot of fun doing them. His turned out so cute!! He picked all his own papers and embellies, and we just used old cereal boxes ( who needs chipboard when you through as much cereal as I do). Besides, might as well make use of that packing you are paying for right!

I think I'm going to take a scrappy break today and tomorrow, then off to get started on some monthly challenges! Have a good one!


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