Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oh, and look at this!

My layout was chosen for Star of the Day at ScrapAttack!

Thanks Wendi!

This is the layout I did for the third week of the Stuck?! CT call. I have been setting this picture aside for a long time, wanting the perfect papers and embellies for it.. and it finally just all came together. This is one of my favorite pictures of Patrick.. I love the motion of it (darn I miss that Minolta camera!!)
This is the first time I have used the fragments (by Tim) that I bought at the crop last December.. definitely will be needing more of those.. they are SO cool!

Papers and the square eyelet are from We R Memory Keepers. Grungeboard and fragments from Tim. The rubon (on the blue fragment) is from Basic Grey. I believe the orange metal piece is AMM. The chipboard (summertime) is Lil Davis. The metal star is Karen Foster. The yellow star button is Debbie Mumm. Inks from Stazon and CTMH. Paint is from Plaid. The dimensional happy embellishement is DCWV. Stamp used for the journal box is Stampabilities.

The title letters are grungeboard, painted with orange ink (that I mixed myself, since I didn't have any), then inked with StazOn. I also sanded the top lightly to make the stazon not so bright.

This layout was also an exercise in frugality... the center piece and the dotted circle are from the same piece of paper! I also cut a circular piece out from the base page to use under the fragments. I only used 2 pieces of paper for this layout!

Dancing dogs

You wouldn't think that dogs could dance... but oh, they can..

My mom sent me the link to this video.. it is someone that she knows through the net, and through a group that has some of the most wonderful dogs in the world. Bluecroft My Blue Heaven (Chandi) is a non-registered border collie, a working collie, and was rescued from a shelter. Tina and Chandi are amazing - just watch the video, and you will see what I mean. Everytime I see this, it brings tears to my eyes. And it makes me miss Holly that much more..

This is their routine from 2007

Monday, October 20, 2008

And the winner is.....


Teresa said...
Love these great Fall ATC's! Your giveaway will bring many smiles to whomever wins it, I'm sure! My favorite tradition was going to Aunt Bessie's to trick or treat - we always had to make our way through her awesome spook alley to find the pot of treats back in the back of her house ... she was always the "witch" in the neighborhood, even into her 80's. Still brings a smile to my face. :)
October 19, 2008 9:45 AM

Congratulations Teresa, I hope YOU will be smiling too!!

Please send me your address (you can email it to scrappinjewlz@yahoo.com) so I can get your goodies out to you!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Letters to Scrap By

I had found this new blog challenge - Letters to Scrap By. Each week, they will be posting a new challenge - based on a letter of the alphabet. I missed the first challenge {and still haven't gone back and done it}, which was A = Amethyst.

The second challenge was B = Black - use a black background for your layout.

I did this one twice, because I loved the challenge, and I was having so much fun at the crop last weekend.

Well, I found out yesterday that I won the B challenge! hooray! I won a gift certificate to the Scrap Attack store, which just rocks. Lauri has the mystery boxes again, and the GC will make it a lot easier to get one! (and this time she has embellishment boxes, including Basic Grey!!)

Here are my layouts...

This one i also used the Stuck?! sketch for. I love those sketches. Still have to get my week 3 challenge done.. that's my plan for tomorrow.

Don't forget to go to http://www.cropscene.com/ to register, and to vote. If you don't have a LSS that is participating, you can sign up with mine (Scrappin' It!)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween blog party, fall atcs, and a RAK

Make sure to visit the other blogs for the Halloween party!

These are some fall atc's I made. They didn't turn out quite what I had expected, but I still think they are pretty cool!

Leaves were made with EK success punches from yellow, light orange, orange, red, barn red, and kraft papers. Edges were inked (that is what took the longest!) and folded slightly to add dimension. The base of the card was made from kraft paper. The stamps are partial images from a wonderful tree stamp that I have. Leaves were attached with Zip Dry. Weeds were drawn in with a Bic marker.
The fabulous letter stamps are from Upsy daisy designs (Rock On). I received these as a prize from the crop a few weekends ago at Savvy N Sassy. (I also received some awesome pink ribbons and things)

And now for the RAK - a halloween mini album with Making Memories dimensional stickers, wordfetti, mini sticker tags, and some ribbons. In order to play, post a comment with your favorite halloween tradition, by Sunday night at midnight CST. I will choose a random winner via random.org.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Blog award

So I'm checking out my friend Abby's blog.. and find out she gave me an award... on.. um.. October 6th ! YIKES!
So... I'm late.. what else is new?? {Honestly.. I think I will be late to my own funeral..}
Anyway, check out her blog, she has some AWESOME layouts from last weekends crop at AMR. And she's just plain cool.

Here are the award rules:

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girl's you nominated.

Here are my awardees:

1. Kelliannie - Awesome cardmaker and stamp designer (miss you Kelli!) I met Kelli on AMR
2. Irene Tan - Oh. My. Goodness. Talk about FABULOUS work! I am SO happy to be on the Clear Scraps DT with this girl!
3. Tracy B. - Another Clear Scraps DT gal - fabulously funny, and awesome scrapper. {And you have to ask her about her boots}
4. Alecia - I met Alecia at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. I love her pages, her rolos, and her sketches. She has inspired me to make some 6x12 pages for the albums that I have had for many years and never used.
5. Wendi - Also met Wendi at SAS - she has posted some awesome challenges, makes some really great pages, and is super nice to boot.
6. Judge Drea - I do not know how she does everything she does. And STILL has time to win a posting war on AMR, and create pages at the same time! nubs, I'm telling you!
7. JessicaMae - I love Jessica's work! She is one of the most creative ladies I know, and is always coming up with something new, or some found thing to make a new project with. {She inspired me to make my acrylic Mason jar album earlier this year}

Some other goodies...

Websters pages giveaway - I do love these papers.. I first received some in a kit from AMR. Can't wait to get my hands on some more!

Fancy Pants blog giveaway I am SO in love with these new Arctic Chill papers!! oh my! They are just wonderful! I think they would look fabulous on an acrylic album!

Went to a Bingo night by a couple of CTMH consultants.. wonderful projects. And a lucky night.. each bingo game was played to three winners... and I won something {organdy ribbons sets} for each game! And my friend Kim who went with me, won for two! How awesome is that?? Also picked up some older stamp sets, a chocolate ink pad, and a white daisy reinker, and all for a discount.. always nice when that happens!

OH and don't forget to vote!!! www.cropscene.com/voting

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween blog party

Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist is hostessing a blog party this weekend, on the 18th, which is going to be SO much fun! I'm going to play as well, and will be posting a project and a RAK (probably late on the 17th, since I have to work on the 18th!)

Make sure to check out her site, as well as the other blogs that will be participating. Lots of awesome goodness going on this weekend! I can't wait!

I have a lot of other things to post about to, but gosh, sometimes finding the time to get everything done that I need to is just crazy!

Please make sure to go to CropScene and vote! If you do not have a LSS that is participating, you can always sign up with mine ;) (Scrappin' It, in Quincy IL)

Monday, October 13, 2008

CSI Voting starts today!

Just a reminder, voting for the CSI contest starts today!

Go HERE to vote!

I had a very productive weekend - 9 layouts and 5 make and takes. Had a great time with my friend Sue - we have been wanting to get together for some time now {like, since last DECEMBER} and this weekend worked perfectly.

Saturday, we participated in a Crop for the Cure. Lots of prizes, lots of make and takes, several other people that I knew. Sunday was a crop/fundraiser for Sue's church. Sue and I definitely had the most stuff for that crop {ok, I did, LOL} Took a few pictures, but not too many - was too busy scrapping!

I'll post layouts eventually, but I don't have time this morning... back to work today!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stuck?! 1st week sketch!

I am pretty excited about this Creative Team call. I really like using sketches as a starting point. Sometimes I make them pretty close to the sketch, other times I will just use a part of the sketch and make the rest my own.

This is the sketch for the first week (which was just posted on Stuck?! yesterday - make sure you check them out!!!)

I had some flower diecut paper from Colorbok, and I used that on top of a Clear Scraps XL shape for the floral layers.

Other supplies: CS - Bazzill
Stamps - CTMH
Chipboard - American Crafts Thickers
Pen - Zig Millenium
Ink - StazOn (Timber Brown)
Flowers - Paper Studio
RicRac - RibbonFX

I love the dimension on this layout!

I still need to post the garden album..

Tomorrow night I will be hosting the Scrap Chat Hour (SCH) at AMR - we will chat for at least an hour and have an {optional} atc exchange. Come and join us for a fast paced fun hour of conversation! You will have to be a member to participate, so if you haven't signed up already, now would be a good time!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Sneak Peek

I am too tired to post the whole thing tonight, but here is a sneak peek of the new album I finished for Clear Scraps. Tomorrow it is going to be sent to Denver for a show. I think this is one of my favorites. {It is a mix of the 6x6 acrylic and 6x6 chipboard tabbed albums}.

This week is the first week for the Stuck?! DT call... The first sketches were sent out today. W have until Monday to finish a layout and send it in. It is a cool website.. I love all the sketches they have. I'll post more about that tomorrow.