Feels like Friday

Friday, September 28, 2007

Just as I catch up on emails I get a ton more! Promise I WILL catch up on the blog comments as soon as I can. Got a short notice assignment I need to work on this weekend (which looks like being another soggy weekend judging from todays weather). So I'll update when I can, might be MIA all weekend depending on how things are going.

Sharing another card with the Wednesday sketch. And another that didn't photograph that well. Just the white on white, when will I learn? Anyway as you can see I changed it a little. Cut the vertical strip short and the orientation of the card too, from landscape to portrait. One good thing about sketches I guess, is that you can flip, rotate, mirror and get completely different looks!

Supplies: Papers: DCWV; cardstock: DCWV; sticker: Target; brads: MM;

In other news I am getting some GREAT projects for the October sketch! Seems like the girls liked this one! A few have done more than one layout, and heck I did too! Hint for ya: multi photo layout! Trying to switch things between single to multi and maybe even double pagers. Anyone like double pagers? I know I do them occassionally so some of you must too. Let me know! Anyway gotta go put my thinking cap on for an assignment, hopefully checking in over the weekend, not sure what we're doing yet.


Cool contest!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hey everyone! Thought I'd give you a heads up on a cool new contest run by Epson called the Holiday Craft Contest. Yesterday marked the start of Epson's CreativeZone Holiday Craft Contest, inviting scrapbookers and paper crafters to submit original winter holiday greeting cards, scrapbook pages or holiday paper craft creations to win an Epson Stylus Photo R1800 printer or a PictureMate Dash. Creative divas Rhonna Farrer, Renee Pearson and Jessica Sprague will evaluate finalists, and winning projects will appear on the Epson CreativeZone. Submissions should follow the following criteria
  • Epson CreativeZone Patterned Page -- All projects must include creative use of at least one patterned page from the Epson CreativeZone Web site, which are available to download for free. The patterned page does not need to be from a CreativeZone winter holiday project specifically.
  • Winter Holiday Theme -- Project submissions must display a winter holiday theme, including color scheme, design and embellishments.
  • Creativity -- Consideration will be given to projects that are original, innovative and inspiring.
  • Functionality -- Project submissions should be appealing, practical and easily re-created; projects should be designed for the beginner to intermediate levels and not require complex instructions or techniques.
  • Quality -- Project submissions should be completed, neat, and display good color, balance, design, and high quality photos; computer fonts will be preferred over handwriting.
Projects must not have been previously published or submitted for other contests or publications. To enter the Epson CreativeZone Holiday Craft Contest, contestants should submit an e-mail to EpsonHolidayContest@walt.com and include the following: at least one photograph or scan of the completed winter holiday-themed greeting card, scrapbook page or paper craft; a detailed list of supplies; step-by-step instructions explaining how the project was created (including any specific techniques used); and project dimensions. E-mail attachment files must be in JPEG or TIFF format and 300-500KB in size. Entries must also include the contestant's full name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. All submissions must be received by October 31, 2007.

Full details are available here on the Epson site. I also got some images of the prizes, which you can see below!

Good luck everyone!!!


Card Sketch Sept #4

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Weird Wednesday, can't believe it's Wednesday already! Where is this week going to? Well here is this weeks card sketch for all you sketchy scrappers out there! Nice and simple, with room for your own touches. The embellishment could be anything, so get your thinking caps on! Digital template is available for download here.

The inspiration for the sketch was this card I made for my Mom & Dads wedding anniversary earlier this month (Happy Anniversary!). Loving the ghost shapes lately, go through phases with these, love them with the outlined (kinda inked) edges. I outlined these with a silver sharpie.

Cardstock: DCWV; patterned paper: Masterpiece studio's (DCWV for envelope); Stamp: Kolette Hall; Ink: Joannes; Pen: silver sharpie; Hearts: Heidi Swapp; other: staples, silver cardstock

This next card is one I made for some family birthdays, don't even remember who, lol! Everything on this one is over a year old, excluding the stamp which is probably only 6 months old! lol.

Cardstock: DCWV; Patterned paper: DCWV; sticker: target; stamp: fiskars

Ok onto the sketch girls samples, loving the mix of colors this week! And even some Halloween cards! Remember Scrapstreet is still on the lookout for thankful or thanksgiving cards for the November issue so get those submissions in!

Card by Cindy Gilchrist
Supplies: Colorbok Cardstock, K&Co Pattern Papers, K&Co Chipboard Shapes, K&Co Flower, Offray Ribbon, Art Warehouse Rub Ons, Colorbox Chalk Ink.

Card by Jolene Johnston
Supplies: Die Cuts With a View card, Cardstock Warehouse cardstock, Colorbox ink, My Mind's Eye Wild Asparagus papers, Bo Bunny brad, Studio G stamp, Sharpie poster pen, Offray ribbon

Card by Wendy McGlinchey
Materials used:- DCWV patterned papers, large green button, Turquoise blue card stock, white lace and a paper flower. Greeting is stamped in Versafine black.

Card by Linda Flinders

Card by Pearl Liu
supply list : DCWV All Dressed Up Matstack, Bazzill CS, Prima Flowers, Flavia quote

Card by Angela Shetzer
Credits: Papers, ribbons, beads, wordart, alpha by Atomic Cupcake, "Haunted" kit; Cat & pumpkin embellishment by Lolo

Card by Jo Willis
Used: DCWV cardstock, DCWV Nana’s Kids papers, American Crafts thicker sticker (6), Scrapworks Rubz letters, Prima flowers , glass rocaille beads and ribbon from stash.

Card by Lucy Chesna

Card by Kelly Nelson
Supplies used: scraps of Cosmo Cricket pp, Bazzil cardstock, Stampin Up Hostess stamps and Stampin Up Cranberry Crisp ink.

Card by Joanne Atkinson
Supplies: Green cardstock; CherryArt papers: Heavenly Stripes and Girl Gossip; Prima flowers; misc brad; co-ordinating ribbon; Marcella by K Birthday "celebrate" stamp

Card by Cheryl Meehan
Supplies : Paper by Pink Petticoat, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders, Sizzix Sizzlit Dies and Woodware Peel Offs

Card by Kelli Smith
supplies: stempendous mini swirl stamp.paper WeRMemory Keepers Urban Window Collection, K&co chipboard Love

As always hook me up in the comments if you do the sketch so I can come check them out! Enjoy!


Tuesday already?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy Tuesday! Um yeah, yesterday kinda got away from me with one thing and another and I didn't get chance to blog. Good news is I got a couple of layouts done for the layout sketch on the 1st! Now I need to get them scanned in etc. Also been working on step by step tutorials and screenshots for upcoming publications, amazing how much time those things take!

Don't forget to check out my latest tutorial on the EDS blog on how to make your own letterhead paper. Full details on the EDS blog.


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How to participate and win: from October 1st to October 5th upload to your blog or gallery a digital or hybrid layout showcasing your favorite technique and include instructions.
Please make sure to include your instructions -instructions are very important here. Then leave a link to your layout with its' instructions on our blog during our birthday week. You can create and post as many technique tutorials as you like during our Birthday Week October 1st -5th.

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Credits: (all items from the EDS Birthday Kit)
Background and ribbon: Amy Duquette
Number & flowers: Sarah B. Meyer
Stickers: Julie Kelley


Megakit at TTS!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The digital designers at Treasures To Scrap released our first MEGAKIT this month! It's huge!

This Treasure Chest is full to busting with almost 50 backgrounds, 2 Full alphabets, Frames, ribbons, fibers, hardware, buttons, doodles, Flowers, Templates, and Journaling Aids! It's a Must Have for September! Proceeds to benefit Breast Cancer and it's awareness!

Here is a closer look at my contribution for the September kit. Loving the digi designing right now!

I should also add that this coming weekend starting Friday 28th we have a weekend "Scrap pink" crop in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Great cause so pop along and join in the fun! I'll be kicking off the fun Friday morning with a scrapping challenge!


Here is what we did Wednesday...

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Those on the newsletter list will note that we went to the beach Wednesday, and for the first time we took the dogs! Dog friendly beaches are few and far between but we found some that weren't too far away. The girls were super excited to be traveling as always. But they sat for the most part of the 45 minute ride in the truck pretty quietly (thanks to doggy seatbelts they stayed there too). Here are a couple of pics from Wednesdays outing to Ventura , Harbor Cove beach.

Me and the girls, yep I handed my camera over to Bob!

Sky, long-tongue, super swimmer, Hickman

River, bird-chaser, paw paddler, Hickman

We had an awesome day. Both dogs weren't that afraid of the ocean. River was the first to paddle, which is strange as she HATES water with a passion. As long as it was her legs she was ok, as soon as it got to her belly she was done! We are so proud of Sky though! Our little swimmer! Pics we have of her swimming are crappy but man that was a sight to see! Course they both had to bear the rinsing off afterwards (wet sand, urgh!). And naturally I had to wade in with them so they'd actually go in the ocean in the first place!

In all a great day and we'll definitely take them again.


"Diva Approved!" it's in the store!

Friday, September 21, 2007

New kit is up and in the store! It's called "Diva Approved" and is inspired by Bella my friend Nancy's little girl. Saw a few pics of her playing dress up and knew I had to create a kit for her! So here is the layout of Bella-bug, my muse!

Here is the full "Diva approved" kit! Contains: 10 papers, 7 solids (all papers have a linen & grunge texture); full alpha; 4 buttons; silver buckle; silver brad; silver crown brad; diva journal stamp; diva approved stamp; HRH stamp; Diva! Glitter wordart; 3 flower clipz; 3 gems with silver rim; gem flourish; 6 grosgrain ribbons; 2 knots; 2 stitching and a scallop circle paper with velvet texture. All for $4.50!

As I know some of you only want certain things, I also separated into packs. First the paper pack. All 10 papers plus the 7 solids for $2.50

The embellishment pack, full of all the bling and silver glamor! The stamps come in both a clean edge or a rub-on grungy kinda look.

And the alpha pack! Full A-Z, numbers 0-9 and punction {;"&'.} The alpha is transparent acetate, with pink inked edges. Each letter has 3 inset gems for that extra glitz, and stands 1.5" tall!

This kit is gonna be great for little girls dress-up, princesses or just your little diva's! I had so much fun creating it! Hope you all enjoy it too!


Heads up...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Heads up for digi and hybrid scrappers! The everyday digital scrapbooking blog is celebrating its first birthday next month! The team is busy creating a HUGE digi kit for all its newsletter subscribers! I've seen some of the kit and it's AWESOME, trust me you wanna sign up! (sneak peak in the ad below) Plus you'll get details of the tutorials and other good stuff!

Also forgot to mention that my latest tutorial went up last week on creating your own floral paper. You can find details on the EDS blog tutorial here. Also check out all the other tutorials, some great info there! The tutorial created the paper below.

Just sent out next weeks card sketch to the girls, and planning on sending out the October layout sketch soon. Can you believe it's nearly October! Holy Cow! I have TONS to do today! Trying to get the new digi kit in the store for the weekend... catch ya tomorrow...


Card Sketch Sept #3

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Hurrah it's sketch day! This weeks is a little different, just something I initially thought about stamping the petals then went a totally different direction! Anyways here is this weeks sketch, and the digital template is available for download here. As always link me up in the comments if you do the sketch and I'll come check them out!

Here is my card this week. Hybrid card. The papers are from my new kit (released sometime this week, as soon as I get chance to do the preview and upload it). It's called "Diva Approved" and is totally inspired by my friend Nancy's daughter Bella. You can't see that well on the little pic but if you click it you can see the linen texture on the papers. Anyways loving polka dots!

Supplies: Papers - "Diva approved" kit by Di Hickman;
MM rub-ons; E success button;

As always the sketch girls ran with the design and came up with some great cards! Great job ladies!

Card by Cheryl Meehan
Supplies : Woodware Punches, Basic Grey Rub Ons and Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.

Card by Kelly Nelson
Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, Karen Foster pp, Heidi Swap flowers, Queen & Co flowers, Sakura glaze pen and random satin ribbon.

Card by Linda Flinders

Card by Kelli Smith
supplies: cloud9 and K& Co. paper. Rubon Boo from American crafts

Card by Jolene Johnston
Supplies: DCWV cardstock, Daisy D's papers, StazOn ink, Heidi Swapp ghost hearts, Favorite Findings button, twine, Stickles, Miss Elizabeth's sticker letters

Card by Cindy Gilchrist
Supplies: Cardstock by Bazzill, Pattern Papers by Provo Craft, Sentiment by K&Co., Ribbons by Offray and Joann's, Chalk Ink by Colorbox.

Card by Jo Willis
Supplies: DCWV cardstock, DCWV papers (frpm new Christmas stack), Technique Tuesday Loves Me, Loves Me not stamps, Brilliance red-gold ink, Scrapworks Rubz and red Sakura Micron pen.

Card by Angela Shetzer
Credits: Paper and all embellishments from Rebecca Myer's Christmas in July kit; Font: Lucinda handwriting


Tuesday musings...

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Grandmom asked about the adhesive on the mailbox yesterday. I believe used double sided tape, the strong red liner one and some glue dots. I don't have the project here with me to check as it's at the ohom offices.

Anyway sharing this card made back in June. Can you believe it's September? Where did this year go?

Papers, Rub-on, brad:one heart... one mind; Flowers: Queen & Co

Ok I'm off to get this digi kit finished up! Sneak peek coming tomorrow with the card sketch!


Letters to Santa...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Thought I'd share this project today. Mini mailbox (remember these from Target dollarspot this Spring?) decorated in the Merry Merry line from one heart... one mind.

All products one heart... one mind (except bell, misc craft store)

Speaking of one heart one mind, go check out their website! The new idea gallery is up! This mailbox is featured in it along with lots of other projects by me and the rest of the design team. Whether you do layouts, cards or altered you're sure to find some inspiration there!

In other news, spent the weekend working on a couple of digital kits. In a total digital phase right now. Hope to get some new stuff in the store soon!


Preparing for the holidays?

Saturday, September 15, 2007

I made a ton of winter holiday theme stuff earlier this year, just gonna share some over the next week or so. I really wanted to get a head start on cards but so far my pile isn't growing very fast! Anyway here is an altered CD/DVD case using one heart... one mind "Merry Merry" Collection

update: *big smile* sorry out for pub!

I warn you now that this was the start of what I am calling my "froofy ribbon phase'. I can't seem to stop using ribbons, and surprisingly for me, the wider the better!

In other news I am caught up on emails, and hope to catch up on comments later today. To answer a couple of questions: Yes I am going to be doing more digi kits. I have a Halloween collaboration kit I'm working on right now, other than that I am working on a grab bag for the end of the month (details on that soon). Yes I am going to be doing more template packs. Lots more template packs, including cards, layouts and ATCs. I just got busy with paper stuff and that's how my life goes, all or nothing! Been playing with digi today though and definitely got the bug to continue to digi design! So watch this space....


Sponsor: WRMK

Friday, September 14, 2007

September sponsor for Treasures to Scrap is We R Memory Keepers. They were extremely generous in their product and sent us a WHOLE LINE of product including, papers, ribbons, chipboard etc... just so many goodies. I got the Peasant collection.

One thing I must comment on is how much I love their product. Now Basic Grey etc I like, but WRMK well I pretty much spent the 3 days at CHA salivating over their booth, so that tells you the love I have for their stuff. I think its a mixture of the paper patterns being small and double sided, with a solid on the reverse (always a bonus for me).

I will say that I am STILL using the product. TONS left, so I am still using it! First up is a layout. Nice and simple, which you know I love.

Patterned paper & cardstock: WRMK; chipboard alpha: Lil Davis (I think?); Font: Verdana & Dream orphans

Next project is this altered 8x8 mini book from dollartree. The cover is mulberry paper. I undid the spine (which was held together with raffia) added more sheets, envelopes and misc stuff. Then tied it back together using the WRMK ribbon. Love this! I'm using it as a creative dumping ground when my parents are here in Oct/Nov. All the dates are pre-stamped, and I added some penwork to unify the pages.

Project supplies: Patterned Paper, cardstock, chipboard, Alpha & Ribbon: WRMK; Brads: Bazzill; Tab stickers: DCWV; ink: around the block; Misc stuff from stash; Date stamp: Joanns

Lastly for today is this altered clipboard. As you can see it's pride of place on my fridge. The clipboard is from dollartree (noticing a theme here?) and was already orange! I just put paper on it, added chipboard and some chain etc. Using it as my ongoing shopping list. Very handy!

Project supplies: Patterned Paper, cardstock, & chipboard: WRMK; sanding paper; adhesive: UHU twist n glue;

More WRMK to come this month. If you want to see more projects using WRMK check out WRMK sponsor gallery at TTS this month! The design team just loved working with the WRMK product!

More projects coming soon!