Monday, February 28, 2011
They make the coolest mixed media albums with a variety of pages like canvas, corrugated cardboard, chipboard, and acrylic. They've also got some amazing embellishments with more awesome styles to come! I've loved them ever since I discovered them and as a bunch of gals I already knew in person were on the team, it was easily at the top of my wish list for teams to try out for. It's an even bigger honor for me that I was asked to join and didn't have to try out! Cloud nine, people, cloud nine!!!! :)
I met up with Shelly, the owner, this weekend and picked up my first DT albums. I'm so excited to get started and can't wait to share this with you all.
So, stinkin' happy!!!!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Okay, that's not all I have to say...LOL!
I had a stinkin' blast!!! Here are some of the highlights and I'll be sharing photos as soon as I take layout pics and upload the rest of the pics tomorrow.
1-I made 12 layouts, two cards and three minibooks!
2-I made a bunch of new friends and can't wait to start stalking them on FB! ;)
3-I got to "talk shop" all weekend long!
4-I pumped my own gas for the first time!
5-I rode the ferry!
6-I went over a toll bridge!
7-I played "Bossy Scrapper", "Grab Bag" and "Round Robin".
8-I got to meet some awesome kids!
9-I got to meet some of my super fab online friends!
10-I got to be just me the whole weekend! (This involves Pirates Booty, Everclear (the group) and discovering Lady Gaga!)
So much fun and I can't wait to share the rest with you! :D
Thursday, February 17, 2011
I snagged this cute little flower stamp and made some cards with it. I had fun with my gray Copics to create this soft B&W and silver thinking of you card. It's one of those cards for when something not great is happened yet a sympathy card is just not appropriate. Unfortunately, I had someone in mind when I made it and I'll be hand delivering it soon. I hope it cheers her up a little!
This little card is done using that fun paper piecing with stamps technique. It's probably going to be a Mother's Day card for Granny. :)
And, a simple Sympathy card. I just used white ink and a masking technique to make this super cute stamp a little more elegant. I didn't have anyone in mind when I made this, thank goodness!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Here are my entries so far in the My Sketch World Sketch-a-Thon.
Day 1-A Birthday themed layout. I really wanted to dig into my My Scrapbook Nook February kit and none of the birthday pics I had really worked with it so...I kinda stepped outside of the box a little and used a pic from Audrey's Birth Day. :)
Day 2-The challenge was a color combo challenge. Black, white, orange, dk blue and light blue. I turned the banners in the sketch into buttons. I love how this card turned out! :)
Day 3-We had to use some distressing on this one so I sanded the edges of the patterned paper. Again, from the Nook February kit.
I did a little fussy cutting on this so I wouldn't lose so much of the cool patterns on this paper. Oh, and lest you think that it's totally not my style, the last sentence of the journaling on this page reads, "We think you are as pretty as a peacock...and just as loud!". LOL!!!
Day 4-This challenge was to use the sketch to create a card with masculine colors and theme. I had my Father-in-Law in mind when I made this one. He'll be getting this one for Father's Day!
Day 5-This one was a time challenge. We had to have it in the gallery by the end of the day. I dug out the papers for Aud's 1st b-day and some pics from her party and whipped out this bad boy. This is actually my first layout about her first birthday and it doesn't have her in it. Yikes! I'll be bringing these papers and photos along with me this weekend and hopefully I'll crank a few more out for her. :)
Day 6-We had to enter a contest on the blog for this challenge in honor of her son's b-day. :) I made a Valentine's Day card for Andrew using the sketch and I love it so much that I snagged it for my scrap room right after I gave it to him! I LOVE Baker's Twine!!!!
I've only done six of the sketches because that's all that were posted by the time I had my Super Bowl scrappy weekend. LOL! I'm heading out for a scrappy retreat this weekend and so I'll print out the rest and take them with me. Hopefully, I get them all done because I'm having so much fun with them!!! :)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
It's one of my dad's specialties.
Both the kids love them!
Lunch continued the heart theme with pink grapefruit and PB & J's cut out with the same cookie cutter. (Note to self, Mickey no longer likes grapefruit!)
After lunch we ran errands. First to the post office.
And then to the grocery store. As a special Valentine's treat, I let the kids bring their own grocery carts.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Oh, those beautiful bright colors! She makes me happy just looking at her!!!
She's another pretty one and makes me happy, too! (Not quite as cheerful as Esme, but please don't let her know!)
Anyway, I've been debating between the two for a few days now, as there's a $20 difference in price between these two ladies.
Well, it's now a moot point as someone (less cheap!) has purchased Esme and as I mentioned before, the other shop has now disappeared.
Sigh. I think I may have to try to make my own now. :(
I have a poor track record with actually following through with stuff like this, as my unmade Maya Road trinket bracelet will attest. Do you guys remember that one? So stinkin' cute!!!
Since I know this about myself, I tried calling the local bead store (biggest one in Oregon) because I figured they could help me or I could take a class and make it in class, but they don't carry the resin flower cabochons so I'm out of luck.
I'll be buying the supplies bit by bit over the next few weeks and hopefully, I'll find a store or someone who can guide me through the assembly process.
This is gonna take a while...
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Don't they make the cutest little spacers??? :)
I used a bunch of stuff on these. Scraps from my patterned paper scraps drawer, some long hoarded Making Memories letters, little cupcake liners and lots and lots of mists, paints and glazes!!!
Here's a little close up so you can see the layers and all the bling better. :)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
I had so much fun with this really versatile kit!
It's pink. ;)
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I found this set of Felties from Sassafrass that looked like it was made for this line and I used up almost the entire pack on these two layouts. And, you can't quite tell from the photo but Aud's jammies in the second layout match that paper so well it's ridiculous!
As always, everything from Imaginisce will be 25% off for the month of February. (i-Rock or i-Top, anyone???) :D