Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Good news abounds, lately!

I went to the fair the first morning it started and two of my photos won blue ribbons (one of which also won a Grand Champion ribbon), eight of my layouts won ribbons and so did all five of my cards.

Here are my winning photos.

This shot of Miss Thing won 1st place in color portraits. It's the second year in a row that I've won first in this category. I was so excited to see that!!! :)

And, this was just too hilarious for words! I won first place and a Grand Champion ribbon for my entry of Indiana Spud in the Humor-B&W category. Too funny!!!

I'll post pics of my layouts and cards a little later. :) I got lots of firsts and seconds and a couple class champion ribbons, too! Go me! :D

In other fabulous news, I made the My Sketch World Layout Design Team! Yes!!!

Starting September 1st, you can find me over at the My Sketch World Forum and the My Sketch World Blog and see what I do with the lovely and talented Lucy Chesna's sketches every month!

Speaking of which, here's a little sneak peek of my layout using September's sketch!

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope to post more as my insanely busy August has finally calmed down. :) I'll have more ABC Crop projects and the full reveal of my MSW layout coming soon!

Monday, August 16, 2010

More ABC Crop!

Whew! Our August is jam packed!!! We just got back from camping and now it's Fair Week here in town and we're having a garage sale this Friday and Saturday and then on Sunday we've added a party for Andrew's best friend Ron into the mix.

Not sure why I added the ABC Crop at My Sketch World to the mix but I'm so glad I have! I'm getting a ton done and lovin' it!

F=Four Photos (Make a layout with four photos)

Look! I finally used that yummy ribbon from Webster's Pages and American Crafts that I've been hoarding. Go me! I know I only used two flowers from each color but, baby steps people, baby steps!
H=Hot (Use red, orange and yellow on a layout)

I was so excited when I figured out what I wanted to do for this challenge. I've wanted to scrap that we called Mickey the "Star of the Show" for so long and never got around to it. I mean, really, the boy starts preschool next month! :D

I used one of Christine Middlecamp's techniques for these stars. (Took forever but I love how they turned out!)

I-Inky (Create a card using mist inks)

(I'm a sucker for puns!)

You can see the rest of my ABC projects here.

That's all I've gotten done so far. I'm hoping to get three done this week but with all the pricing of stuff for the sale I'm not sure I can make it. (My awesome uncle moved from his house of 30 years and I'm selling his stuff for him. There's a lot!)

Now that may be all I have for the crop but it's reveal time for the second Featured Manufacturer at AWDML.

It's Unity Stamps time, baby!

Here's what I made.

These little chickies are from Unity. I clear embossed them on white cardstock and then misted over the entire card, front and back!

The inside reads, "But, we're still two of a kind."
I love the DeLovely line from Cosmo Cricket. The colors are just beautiful!

Remember, Unity Stamps are 25% off this month (and with Lisa's CHA clearance sale, they are 36% off!) and BoBunny is too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Erica :D

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Sketch World's ABC Crop

This month there's an ABC Crop at My Sketch World. Every day (well, there are a few days off) there's a new challenge relating to a letter of the alphabet and you have to make either a card or a layout for it.

Here are my projects so far.

A=Adornment (Create a card w/lots of bling!)

B=Border Punches (Create a layout using border punches.)

C=Clouds (Create a card that has a cloud(s) on it.)

D=Dots (Create a layout using polka dots.)

E=Event (Create a card for an event.)

F=Four Photos (Create a layout using four photos.)

{{{{{{{Haven't done this one yet! LOL!}}}}}}}}}

G=Girly Green (Create a card that is feminine yet uses green!)

I think H has been posted but I haven't checked yet. It's really been fun so far. So, if you need a little kick to get you to create, come join in!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bo Bunny at AWDML and Catching Up!

Oh, people! I've been so crazy busy lately! My poor blog has been seriously ignored. Well, I'm back and I've got a ton of eye candy for you to make up for it.

Brace yourselves!!! :D

First up, it's the featured manufacturer at AWDML and our first reveal is with Bo Bunny! Oh, I had so much fun with this brand. I'd never really scrapped a lot with it, just used (and loved) the double dot cardstock but this stuff is awesome!!!

Here's what I made.

An invite for a family reunion that we are hosting this month. (Yes, another one!!! LOL!)
This is the back. I'm actually going to add the info in PSE and then order prints from Costco and adhere them back to back. I'll have to make at least 30 invites and this is the easiest way to get them all done in time. ;)

I had to make a layout about Devo (he is actually supposed to be that skinny, he's a Whippet) because he's getting old and hasn't been making LO appearances lately!

Miss Thing enjoying her first kiddie pool experience. The journaling is only half done because my white pen ran out...again! I use that thing so much it's ridiculous! I'll be ordering my third one next. (It's this one just in case you're on the hunt for a great white pen.)

A cute little "A" for Audrey.

I loved this little banner but it was on a journaling tag and I just couldn't get it to work with my layout without getting covered up. So, I cut it out and used the rest of the tag to back my title. Took a bit of fussing but it was worth it! :)

I loved this little swoosh of water but it was coming out of a sprinkler and well, it kinda looked funny upside down. LOL! So, I created a cute little chipboard piece to cover up the sprinkler.

I did a quick tutorial on that for the newsletter if anyone's interested I can repost it here. :)

Remember, all BoBunny (and Unity Stamps!) are on sale for 25% off this month. Combine that with Lisa's CHA Clearance sale and they are a whopping 36% off! Score!

Now for a little more catching up. I realized I never posted my Technique Tuesday stuff from last month. Yikes! I had the post written up and just never clicked publish. :::blush:::

First up, a layout. Now most (okay, almost all) of this is Pink Paislee but the journaling spot was made by me using two Technique Tuesday's stamp sets. The journaling lines are from Ali Edward's Bits & Pieces set and the flourishes are from the Flea Market Finds set.
Next up, a cute little card. I created leaves for this flower using the Flea Market Finds set. The sentiment and flourish underneath it are both from the Little Sentiments set.
I decided to create a quill card because I had a ton of skinny strips left over from my Lemon Head and Wild Baby Hair layouts. (Sometimes I have issues throwing away scraps.)
Well, that's all for now. I've got an upcoming post about a really fun ABC Crop I'm participating in over at My Sketch World and then some fun Unity Stamp stuff.
See ya later!