Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wonderful News!

I am so excited to share that I've just become a new design team member of Tellens Place Designs!  TPD is a new site that I spoke about in an earlier post--it sells digi images created by Terry's son, Markus.  This site is also the go-to place to purchase the most adorable mini album kits. 

I hope you will drop by and see us (frequently;D)!!!

Best regards and Happy Scrapping!


Saturday, February 27, 2010

Shazza, Please forgive me!

I was so excited about my award and sharing it that I really wanted to post it last night. Well, I was very tired last night when I did my post that I somehow didn't finish my list and that is Shazza who has become a dear blog friend!  You can find Shazza at shazzacraft.blogspot.com and if you're up for a unique challenge, please visit Shazza at Artastic and join in on her monthly challenges where you draw inspiration for your layout from a piece of wonderful artwork.  So please know, Shazza, that this beautiful blog award is for you too!

Best regards and Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

I received this wonderful award from my blog friend and sister DT Practical Scrapper member, Kim!  I am thrilled that Kim thought of me for this award--thanks so much Kim!
Ok, so the rules for this award are:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award

2) Pass the award on to 15 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love

3) Share 7 things about yourself

I'm passing this award on to (in no particular order):
Now on to share 7 things about myself:
  • I absolutely love my freshly-ground mug of coffee every morning!
  • I love Spring (which I feel has a great deal to do with my being born in May)!
  • This is my big birthday year--I am happy to say I will be 50 (God is good)!
  • I am planning my first cruise for my big 5-0!
  • I love to paint my house (the walls inside that is)!  I'm good at it ;D
  • I would like to lose about 25 lbs by the Summer.
  • I have one 4yr old grandson and one grandchild on the way--early yet to know whether it's a boy or girl!
Again, thanks so much Kim for this lovely award!
Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Tellen's Place First Guest DT Member

I had the wonderful honor of being asked to be the first guest design team member at Tellen's Place.  Needless to say, I was thrilled to do it!!!  Without further ado, here is the card that I created for their challenge this week which is "Anything Goes."


Here is a side view:
Is this not the cutest digi-stamp???  You must stop by Tellen's Place Designs and check out the digis they have available--all digi images are created by Terry's (owner)  incredibly talented son, Markus!  Tellen's Place Designs also has available for your crafty needs the most wonderful mini album kits.  

So go on over to Tellen's Place and join in on the weekly challenge--you have until next Tuesday to submit your project, as there is a new challenge posted every Wednesday!

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

My Practical Scrappers Stamping LO

I am running a bit behind this week--this was my first full week back at work after being on medical leave for 6 weeks, so please bear with me while I catch you up!

So here's my LO and card that I did:
Here is the LO:
I kept the LO simple to focus on the stamping background. 

Some detail:

My other stamping technique was to stamp the butterfly on the LO with glue and sprinkle with glitter.
Here is my card:

I used the same stamp on the card that I used on the LO.  I first saturated my cardstock with water and I scrunched it, unfolded and then scrunched again.  I did that until I was satisfied with the result.  I then smoothed out the cardstock and ironed it dry.
I stamped 2 butterflies, cut them out and layered one on top of the other with foam dots--I just wanted to give it some depth.

I stamped my sentiment on the cardstock and tore around it to glue onto my card.

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Practical Scrappers - Stamps!

This week's challenge is Stamps!!! You can use any kind of stamp - digi, rubber, acrylic, foam - we want to see all of them! This week there will be a top three and a Grand Prize Winner. The Grand Prize winner will receive bonding powder and a Stampee foil of their choice. What's Stampee foil you ask? Please go and check out the PS site for more info - they are a brand new sponsor of ours and we are delighted to have them! PS will be featuring projects with Stampee Foil every day this week!

Remember to check back here on Thursday for my stamping LO!

Happy Scrapping!

Deadline for entry is Saturday at 5:00 ET

Monday, February 22, 2010

I Visited 3 Blogs and this was the Big News!

A Blog Crawl Is Coming!!!

Consider yourself formally invited....and please be sure to pass the invite on to all your friends too!
It's going to be *awesome*! Bella Blvd is pairing up with some newly found friends and colleagues, Jill from Jillibean Soup and Nikki of Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker. It's going to be *HUGE*!!!! With nearly *50 handmade giveaways* from all design team members, and *3 large product packs from each company!*

On Friday, March 5th be sure to visit Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker for all the information on where to go next and how to win!

Mark your calenders!!!! It's a date!!! Can't wait!!!!

Well, they got me excited, so I'm just going to have to mark my calendar and join in on the Blog Crawl!  I'm sure I'll see many of you there!

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A New Blog Award!

I feel so lucky and blessed to have such great blog friends!  I am thrilled to have received this very sweet blog award from my blog friend Sparksgal!!!
Thank you so much Sparksgal!  I was having a wonderful family day with Charles, Temple and my mother-in-law (we went bowling), and receiving this award just made my wonderful day Great!

So to the rules for me and those I present this award to:
  • Pass this award to 6 blog friends/followers
  • Link awardees back to their blogs
  • Leave a comment on awardees' blogs that you have an award for them
  • Add a link back to the person who gave you this award
I am so happy to present this award to:
  1. Mo momostamper.blogspot.com
  2. Kim memoriesinthyme.blogspot.com
  3. EssenseVibez essensevibez.blogspot.com
  4. Terry tellensplace.blogspot.com
  5. Jewels joy-n-jesus.blogspot.com
  6. Jamie ahappyscrappyplace.blogspot.com
Thanks Ladies for being such good blog friends and please go and spread some Sunshine!!!

Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tellen's Place - Design Team Call

Tellen's Place is having a Design Team call!  Here is their announcement:

"Tellen’s Place is excited to announce that we are looking for a few new Divas to add to our current team. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic and share a love for cards and paper crafts.  If you LOVE Tellen’s Place Images as much as we do this is the DT Call for you.

The Design Team call will be held from Monday, February 15, 2010 thru Monday, March 1, 2010. Michelle (DT Coordinator) will then review applicants and the new Divas will be announced on March 15, 2009.

Please note new DT Members will be required to participate in their first Tellen’s Place Challenge on Wednesday March 31, 2010."

Please head on over to Tellen's Place for complete details--their Design Team are a talented group of women, and if chosen, I know you'll have a great deal of fun!

Happy Scrapping!

Practical Scrappers - Flowers!

Happy Thursday!
As you know, the challenge this week over at PS is to use flowers!  Using flowers is right up there with ribbon in my scrappy book and I manage to use one or the other or both on just about all of my layouts.  So, here is my layout using flowers:
Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Practical Scrappers - Flowers!

O.K., just shoot me--here it is Wednesday and I'm just now posting the Challenge over at Practical Scrappers!  This week's challenge is Flowers!

It's cold and there's snow in 49 states - it's definitely time for a break from winter.  This week PS wants you to use up your flower supplies - you can make your own, use some primas, put a creative twist on a different supply to make flowers - whatever you'd like!

3 Winners will be chosen - (1) the most creative use of flowers; (2) the project that uses the most flowers (leave us a comment so we know); and (3) again our favorite project! We will also be picking one winner randomly generated to get some bling from Glitz Design!

What a fun Challenge this week--go on over and check out what the DT has done to inspire you, and don't forget to inspire us as well with your project!

Remember to check back with me tomorrow to see my LO!

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Tellen's Place - Week 3 Challenge

It's Challenge week 3 at Tellen's Place--the Designer Diva criteria was to use at least 5 hearts on your project.  I created a card and used 7 hearts on mine!
Make sure you stop by Tellen's Place and join in on the challenges!
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Digi Layout

I had more pics of Temple after her shower that I decided to do a digi LO.  We were away at DisneyWorld this weekend and this is when I'll usually do digi-layouts, so I did this one last night when we were back at the hotel.
Digi layouts do help my creative itch when I can't get to do traditional scrapbooking.  TFL!

Best regards and Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Artastic February Challenge

This month's inspiration for February's challenge at Artastic was this wonderful piece by Mary Cassatt.  Some have called it "The Bath" but from what I found, this piece actually has no title.
This is a beautiful painting and I just loved the soft colors used by the artist.  I didn't quite use these colors in my LO because I'm not really a pastelly sort of girl ;D.  I did, however, tried to capture the victorian look of the piece in my LO.  As shabby chic is not my style, I'm not sure I pulled it off but I'll still share this LO with you!
Here are some details:
I did a lot of chalking around the edges and I got to use these pretty pearls.
The lace was originally white and I sprayed it with emerald sprinkle SmootchSPRITZ.  I did some stamping and used some great cardstock stickers by Pebbles.
My journaling explains what I mentioned earlier in this post about Temple being a shower girl.
I absolutely loved making these paper flowers and I don't know why I don't do it more often (I think I've only made them once).  I cut out the circles and then I sprayed them with Glimmer Mists and the Smootch spritz.  I then balled them up and spread them back out.  I used my trustee Stickles around the edges of each petal and when the Stickles dried I assembled the flowers and added the centers.

This LO totally took me out of my comfort zone but we need to do that from time to time just to keep our creative juices flowing--don't you think so too!

Thanks for stopping by!
Best regards and Happy Scrapping!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Practical Scrappers - Brads

This week's challenge over at Practical Scrappers is Brads!

Brads are standard - we've all got 'em and we all use 'em! This week, there will be a winner chosen who uses the most brads on their project, (you must leave a comment with the number of brads you used to be considered).  There will also be a winner chosen for the most creative use of brads, and a winner for our favorite project.  Make sure to go and join in on the fun--we look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 5, 2010

It's Sketch Friday at Practical Scrappers!

Our sketch this week is provided by our talented Ann-Katrin:

For this sketch and for a change of pace, I decided to do a digi-layout!
These pics were taken last Spring which at this point in time, I am longing for!  We'd spent a great day in the park!  Make sure to stop by Practical Scrappers to see the wonderful LOs done by my fellow DT members!

Thanks for looking and Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

You Make Me Smile

It's Week 4 Challenge over at Tellen's Place and what an interesting challenge--you had to pick 3 in a row from this chart to use in your project--brilliant, huh!!!
I chose the middle vertical row:  Ribbon, Punch, Buttons.  That made it easy to design my card--and this is what I came up with:
Here is a side view:

Okay, there's my big yellow ribbon, my flower punch and pink button center!!!  You like that digi image???  Well, I won it and some other cool images over at Tellen's Place for my Valentine's Card submission a couple of weeks ago!!!  Make sure you stop over and get in on the fun!!!

Happy Scrapping!

It's Thursday and I'm Up!

As you know, this week's challenge at Practical Scrappers is to use a die cut machine.   Well', here is my layout:
I had so much fun creating this LO!  I used my Cricut Create "Walk in My Garden" cartridge to create the butterfiles, small flowers and title.  I also used my Sizzix Big Kick to create the large flower in the journaling box.  I really don't pull my die cut machines out as much as I should--the results always turn out to be worth it!

Best regards and Happy Scrapping!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Practical Scrappers - Die Cut Machines

It's Monday which means it's time for a new Challenge at Practical Scrappers!

This week's Challenge is to use a Die Cut Machine!!!  You can use any type of machine for your die cuts.  If you don't have a machine, no worries--you can use ones that have been cut for you already (you know we all have die cuts hanging around in our stash!!!).  The PS Design Team has had fun with this challenge, so mosey on over and check out the wonderful projects.  Don't forget to stop here on Thursday to check out my die cut project!!!

Remember, the deadline to enter is Saturday at 5:00 ET.

Best regards and Happy Scrapping!
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