Sunday, January 29, 2012

Young Crafters Unite Challenge 6!

Hi there! I'm excited that I'm participating in the challenge over at Young Crafters Unite!
The challenge was to use this sketch:

I loved the sketch we were to use this time around. And I had fun playing with it and colors I wouldn't normally pair, but I love how it turned out.

Detail of the front cluster on the card.
 What do you think? I'd love to hear your comments. Thanks for stopping by.

Cardstock: Archiver's (blue base), Simple Stories (chevron flag)
Embellies: Stampin' Up! Adornments (resin flower), chipboard bow and houndstooth corner unknown/stash, Prima (flower)
Tools: Martha Stewart Score Board, Fiskars Trimmer, Stampin' Up! Scissors, Stampin' Up! sponges
Stamps: Hearts (unknown), Papertrey Ink (Wishing You & Take Note)
Ink: Versamark, Stampin' Up! Basic Grey, Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Adhesives: Stampin' Up! dimensionals, ATG

Monday, January 23, 2012

Up, Up & Away...

Here's a card I made for my mom's birthday using a recent set I purchased from Stampin' Up! called Up, Up, & Away. It's adorable and I thought it was adorable for a birthday card. My son was actually along side me using some other stamps of mine to create a handmade birthday card for her as well :) Gotta say, that was a major shock from him and he wanted to come home and do more later on!

Remember, you can view this larger by clicking on it.

I would love to read your comments :) Thank you for stopping by!

Scrapbook Throwdown!

Have you ever sat down to scrapbook and just draw a total blank? Have you ever thought “Gosh I’d love to try that”, but never did? Have you ever wanted to learn how fun it is to just let go and do it? If you answered yes to any of these then you will be thrilled with my new online workshop. It is called 10 challenge Scrapbook throw down. 

I'm sure we all know Bobby Flay and his throwndown show on Food Network. This class is a spin on that! You will receive 10 challenges at the beginning of class. Each challenge has it’s own degree of difficulty, but will open your eyes to so many more possibilities. You will try things that push you creatively and love every minute of it. You will complete 10 layouts during this class and gain even more ideas for future use. 

Things like fabric, sewing and stamping have entered the scrapbooking world full force and to stay on top of your game you’ll want to know how you can use these techniques and tools to make your pages speak. So, please join me in this journey of discovery and learn more about yourself and your scrap booking than ever! For more information and to sign up today for just $10! Visit the class blog at

Check out the video below to get a peek into what we’ll be doing!  

Check out the official Scrapbook Throwdown Video:

Thanks so much for watching and I hope to see YOU in class soon!

And something super special...I get to give away TWO spots for this workshop!!! Just leave me a comment on this post and let me know why you want to take this class! You have until TUESDAY, JANUARY 31 (at midnight CST) to comment and win! Please leave me your email address, too, so I can contact you if you win. You don't want to miss out - this is really going to be a fantastic class.

Please check out the other guest designers blogs as well!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

BIG News Arrived...

I don't even know where to begin with this post honestly. I'm kind of at a loss for a GOOD, AMAZING, ROCKED MY WORLD kind of thing. Read on :)

My BFF and I were discussing via email today about my recent submission of a mini album I sent out to Northridge Publishing for their Create: Mini Albums publication call they had for summer. I had mentioned to her today that I wasn't sure when the call had actually ended and I had wanted to know that if it didn't get picked up for publication, that I would try to submit it for another publication call for another magazine. No kidding, a couple hours later I received an email from Northridge stating THEY WANT TO PUBLISH MY MINI ALBUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! MINE!!!!!!! Little old me, and they want MY book to take beautiful photographs of and publish in their book that will come out in June 2012.

Let me start off by saying I am COMPLETELY and UTTERLY shocked that I was chosen. My BFF had urged me to send it it because she was in love, love, love with the album. I loved it as well, but aren't we all most partial to what WE create?? So I did it and I was nervous and I hadn't heard a thing in what seemed like forever, and lo and behold, we started chatting about it and BOOM-that magical email appeared.

Guess what my Project Life will consist of for today???????? :)

So I guess I'm saying I'm happy, thrilled, humbled, thankful, excited, nervous (I mean thousands of people all over the place will be seeing MY handwriting, MY designs, MY photos of my kids and family) and I never had the intention of submitting this album to anything when I had made it a couple months back. I just wanted a fun album full of our Summer 2011 memories. This is one sweet memory to add to this year's book...

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