Sunday, December 30, 2012

365 Cards

I have been playing along at the 365 Card Blog this month and have been loving the challenges! I am finally starting to add to my stash of cards. Its been awhile since I posted  some, so this may be a long post.
Day 294: Use an oval and a square as dominant shapes on your card:

Day 295: Use a stretchy item. I used twine:

Day 296: Color Scheme:

Day 297: Create a card for a teenage boy:

Day 298: Sketch by Wendi:

Day 300: Light a candle, put a candle or flame on your card:

Thanks for sharing your day with me!

My Last layout for The 12 Days of Christmas

I had a blast playing along with Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas!
Here is day 12; use at least 12 brads on your project.

I used 12 yellow brads on my layout and added them in my stream of paint spatters:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Finally Friday!

Happy Friday! The kids are now on Christmas break and don't go back until Jan. 2!

My Scraps & More Sketches has a new sketch by Kristine Davidson up on their blog today and I got to play with it, I love her sketches!

Here's her fabulous sketch:

and my layout of one of my scrappy friends, Karen, from the MSW crop in Houston. I am so happy we got to meet in real life and I am hoping to see her at the MOA next fall.  Karen introduced me to black beans, something I have never had before and I loved them and have been buying salsa with black beans and corn ever since!

Hope you find some scrappy time this weekend and play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snowy Thursday!

Hello and happy Thursday!
School was canceled today do to a blizzard! We are suppose to get between 10 and 15 inches of the fluffy white stuff and the wind is nasty! Good day to blog, scrap and do some Christmas baking.

I have been playing along at Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas challenges and just want to share some layouts for these challenges.

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 9 pearls or sparkles:

I used a Let's Get Sketchy sketch for this and added pearls and bling.
On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 10 buttons:
I combined this challenge with Ann's polaroid challenge at My Sketch World.
On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 11 banner flags:
I also used a Let's Get Sketchy sketch for this layout.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me.
Off to shovel!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

More Cards for 365 Cards

Hello and happy Wednesday!
Just wanted to share a few cards that I made for challenges at 365 Cards Blog.

Day 291: Sketch:

Day 292: Stamped Background using tone on tone coloring: This is really hard to see, but I stamped rows of hexagons on the blue cardstock:

Day 293: Use tinsel: I had this purple fiber in my stash for years and tried to sell it at the LSS's garage sale in September, but it didn't sell and I am so glad, it was perfect for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me:)

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday and Some Cards for 365 Card Bog

Hello and happy Sunday!
I am waiting for the Survivor Finale to start, it's late because of the football game, so I thought I would share the rest of my cards for the challenges this week at 365 Card Blog.

Day 288: Rough and Smooth:
For smooth I used Glossy Accents and covered the rose on the card. For rough, I used lots of distressing.

Day 289: Color Challenge:

Day 290: Long & Short:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator Challenge #8

 Hello and happy Saturday!

You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.  You can view all of the challenges on my blog here.  

Please join me in welcoming Michelle Hernandez.  We are so fortunate to have her joining us this month as we explore our scrapbooking limits. Michelle uses a variety of techniques to take her pages to the next level. You can see her amazing creations at her blog "My Analog Life".

This month, our challenger was the super talented Sue Sykes. Sue writes an ongoing article for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine called Leaving Your Legacy and her challenge this month for Inspiration Elevator was also featured in the Winter edition. This is what she wrote:

"The idea of “Leave Your Legacy” first came about in 2007 when I was sorting through some vintage photos of my parents. I realized that while I knew most of the standard information about the images, the profound information about my parents and relatives was missing - information that would give me a glimpse of what they had been like when they were younger. 

To me, scrapbooking is, of course, a means of artistic expression, but more than that, it is a way to leave a little piece of history for future generations in each layout. And so, it amazed me, in talking with friends who scrapbook, to learn just how seldom they scrapbook about themselves. All of these incredible people, and their families may not really know anything personal about them: their hopes, dreams, habits, likes, dislikes, fears and accomplishments. With this article, I hope to encourage fellow artists to scrap more about themselves to avoid that from happening.

I think it's important to document your fears as well as your happy times and accomplishments. Many times, things of which we are FEARFUL, often characterize our personalities. It's also rewarding to be able to look back, once you have overcome a fear, to realize how far you have come. On the heels of my husband's heart attack, this was an obvious choice for me, but it's difficult to put into words the FEAR that you feel when faced with the possible loss of your partner. I want to remember the fear that we both felt, so that it will help us to stick to our commitment of living a healthier, less stressful life.

So what is it that you FEAR the most?

Not only do I want you to scrapbook about a FEARFUL topic, but I also want you to include at least ONE product that you have avoided using. Maybe it's because you are hoarding it and are FEARFUL of using it all, or maybe you are intimidated by it. Whatever the reason, spread your wings and challenge yourself to use it."

My heart goes out to all the people in Conn. I cannot imagine the fear they must have felt and are still feeling.

This was a very hard challenge for me.
I have a couple of fears, fear of drowning (I can't swim and this has been a life long fear of mine) and fear of my kids taking a wrong turn in life. That is my BIGGEST fear right now having 2 teenagers in the house. At first I was going to do a layout of both of my kids, but decided that Austin is my biggest fear and challenge of the both of them, Sierra's pretty laid back. Lately Austin has become so distant, I hear that's normal, lol, if you ask him questions, he replies only what he has to and it doesn't pay to talk to him, because we the parents are so stupid and don't know anything. That's his additude any way. (Yeah, I remember thinking this as a teenager too.) I know it's only a phase, but man, I wish this phase would hurry up! I want my little boy back!

A fear I have in scrapping is using stamps on a layout, I am always afraid of messing up. (I used to have this fear with mists and paint too!) So I decided to add some stamping to my layout, I think I went a little over board?!

A few close-ups:

I hope you will stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:
Michelle Hernandez, Guest Designer

I am entering this layout for the 8th day of Christmas challenge at Frosted Designs. the challenge was to use 8 brands/products on your page. Here are my 8:
1. Pink Paislee- tags, hearts and wild sign
2.Wilton doily
3. Echo Park- This & That Collection
4. Tim Holtz Distress Ink
5. Apple Barrel Paint
6. American Crafts Thickers
7. Colorbox & Versa Colors Ink
8. Tsukineko Spray Mist

Thursday, December 13, 2012

2 Posts In 1 Day!

Just wanted to blog about a few layouts I made for Frosted Designs this week. I am been playing in the 12 Days Of Christmas challenges and loving them!

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 6 strips of washi tape:

On the 7th day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 7 sparkly snowflakes:

There's still time if you want to play along, just tell them I sent you!

Happy Thursday!

Hello! Just wanted to share some cards I made the last few days.

I have been playing along at 365 Cards Blog and this weeks challenges are "OPPOSITES". These have been a little bit more difficult for me, but hey, that's what a challenge is for, right?!

Day 285: Use opposite colors on the color wheel:
I choose to use red and green for a Christmas card:

Day 286: Hot and Cold:

Day 287: Happy and Sad
This one really stumped me until I looked at my sentiment stamps. The sentiment reads: Friendship lightens every burden and makes the sun shine brighter. The sun shine and friendship makes me happy and the burden makes me sad.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas

I have been playing along with Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas and I am having a blast!
On the 4th Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:
4 patterned papers for my holiday card:

For this card I also used Nicole's challenge to lift her card at My Sketch World.

On the 5th Day of Christmas my true love gave to me 5 gold items:

On my Packer layout, I used:
2 yellow patterned papers
2 yellow alphas and
1 yellow year sticker
These photos were taken this summer went we went to the Packer training camp. They were perfect for this challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Happy Snowy Sunday!

Hello! Its staring to snow. We are suppose to get between 3-6 inches. Looks like we will have a white Christmas after all.

I have been playing at 365 Cards for a few weeks now and loving all their challenges!

Here are some I made this week:

Day 281: Paisley:

Day 282: Color Combo:

Day 283: Toile: Had to Google this one, never heard of it:

Day 284: Sketch:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Friday, December 7, 2012

A New Sketch!

Woohoo it's Friday so that means there's a new sketch up on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog!

It was my turn to play with this weeks sketch and here is what I came up with:

It's an awesome sketch to play with! Hope you join in on the fun!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

On the 3rd Day of Christmas... and Stripes

I have been playing along with Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas challenges and have been having a blast!
For the 3rd Day of Christmas our challenge was to use mists/inks/paints 3 different ways on your layout. For my layout, I used sapphire Glimmer Mist and just sprayed, pink paint spatters and at the bottom of my layout I used a doily as a mask and sprayed with Smooch Spritz. Love the outcome!

I also played along with Day 280 at 365 Cards this afternoon and came up with this for their stripe challenge:
Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy your day!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

More Cards!

I made 3 cards today and wanted to share them real quick with you.
The first 2, I made for challenges at 365 Cards blog. I am loving their card challenges!

                                          Day278: This card is for a scrappy friend, Danielle, that fell out of her wheelchair last night and broke a few bones. Thinking of you girlie!

                                                    Day 279:

This last one I made for Frosted Designs Fabulous friday challenge. the challenge was to use at least 5 buttons on your project:
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Happy Tuesday!

Just wanted to share a few things I did this morning.
With the extra time I have now, I have been scrapping more!
I used to love playing at Frosted Designs when I had the time and I checked out their blog again yesterday and they have fun challenges going on for the 12 Days of Christmas and I decided to play along.
For the 1st day of Christmas their challenge was to use a bird on your project. I used a bird on this layout of Austin:

I used  Let's Get Sketchy Sketch December Week 1 for this layout.

The 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me, 2 stamps. I used 2 My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland stamps (snowman and Happy Holidays) and heat embossed them on my card:

I used  Day 277's sketch at 365 Cards for my card.
Love having this extra time to scrap and of coarse it helps me to be a better blogger too!
If you decide to play along at Frosted Designs, please leave a comment HERE telling them I sent you:)

Monday, December 3, 2012

365 Card Blog

Thanks to 365 Card Blog I am getting my Christmas cards done! I have completed the rest of the challenges from last week and am looking forward to their challenges this week!
Here are the cards I did for last weeks challenges (I posted Sundays fabulous sketch challenge from Wendi earlier last week)

                                          Day 271:

                                         Day 272:

                                        Day 273:

                                       Day 274:

                                         Day 275:

                                           Day 276:
If you still need to make Christmas cards, this is an awesome site for card challenges!
Thanks for sharing your day with me!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy Saturday!

Hello and welcome to December! Just wanted to share a layout  I made using the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #804 for my border at the bottom of my layout. I  colored in the negative areas using a pink marker:

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Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with me!