Friday, November 27, 2009

gobble gobble gobble....

Happy Thanksgiving a day late. We had a great Turkey Day in my household, lots of things to be thankful for this year, lots of good food, drinks and hanging with "the fam".

And now....back to reality and getting some scrappy work done! I got my Dec. Scarlet Lime kit in the mail this week and need to get hard to work on it. Heyyy would you all like a peek???
Main Kit Peek:

Project Kit Peek (check out the HOT butterfly GCD paper!):

If you don't subscribe to the Scarlet Lime Newsletter, head on over and read it for yourself! More peeks and a chance to win one of Scarlet Lime's new watch kits. Christy made each of the Design Team Members one of these BEAUTIFUL watches and I swear I get compliments on it EVERY time I wear it!

Well this is my last Friday as Lotus Paperie's Guest Designer for the month of November. I have had such a fun time working with all of these fabulous challenges this month! Thanks to all the girls for including me ;)
This weeks challenge is to create a layout based off of this sketch:

I created a layout about being thankful that my Mom made it through her heart surgery ok! That was the thing I was most grateful for this year!

I used Webster's Pages Nature's Storybook papers and vellum, storyteller alphas and Shimmerz Gold Glimmer paint.
And speaking of Shimmerz...I recreated a layout for Thanksgiving and posted the steps on the Shimmerz blog. Here is the layout and you can read the instructions on the Shimmerz Blog!

So that is what I have for you today. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Super Quick Post.

So today my Mom is having a procedure done on her heart, so I am going to be making this one a super quicky post.

A quick reminder that the 12 Days of Christmas Crop is still going on at inspireME. I hosted a challenge on Monday and the response has been terrific. My project was creating a layout with a landscape cropped photo:

Honestly the gallery has NEVER looked better than it does right now. Our members have really WOWED us with their unique and beautiful interpretations of all of the projects posted thus far. So head on over before the party is over and you miss out on all the fun! Tomorrow there is a live chat with the incredibly sweet and talented, Terri Hayes at 9pm EST

converted times: 6pm PST, 7pm MST, 8pm CST


7pm -Canada, Alberta

11pm -Chile

2am -Nov.13th United Kingdom

3am -Nov. 13th France/Germany

10am -Nov. 13th Singapore/Western Australia

11am- Nov.13th Japan

3pm- Nov. 13th New Zealand

Next up, since it is Friday, it is Lotus Paperie Challenge Day! Today's challenge is to Create a Layout Using Scrapbooking Packaging! Which just happens to be one of my favorite things to do. ESPECIALLY with Prima packaging. BUT alas, I had used up all of my Prima packaging, so I went with the next best thing: Making Memories and Pink Paislee packaging. Here is my layout:

I used the negative images from a package of chipboard Pink Paislee alphas and my Shimmerz Spritz in Rockafella Blue to create the background on my white cardstock. Then I used the packaging from Making Memories ribbon as a base for my pictures, the transparency cover of Making Memories journaling notes and the trim of SassafrasLass paper.

I know you have to have some product packaging laying about, so pick it on up and use it :) All kinds of fun things to do with those leftovers.

And finally last but definitely not least: Shimmerz Paints is having a DESIGN TEAM CALL! Stacey has been a delight to work for. Her products are top-notch and the team is full of wonderful and talented ladies. So if you are interested in learning more about the call, please head on over to the blog for details. And if you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email!

Ok so that is it for now. Have a wonderful and fabulous day and keep my momma in your thoughts if you can : )  Thanks!


Friday, November 13, 2009

Muuuahhhaaahaa Friday the 13th!

Hooray for Friday! That seems to be my theme this year. Try to survive the week without going crazy and Friday is like the breath of air that keeps me going :)

Friday ALSO means LOTUS PAPERIE time
Challenge #150 is to create a layout based off of this sketch:

Here is my interpretation of it:

An homage to the 80's. My layouts was spurred on by my sisters and I being dorky on Facebook and reminiscing about Roxette. I remembered that I had taken some pictures from my mom's house last year. Nothing better than pictures from 1983 right! I had on a killer Carebear dress that I LOVED. Sasha is rocking the super fly early 80's feathered hair and little Ginger, well just look how cute she was. I found some old Valentine's (POPPLES!!!) that my mom had stashed away and my pop bead bracelet. I love how those silly elements totally make the page.

I used some Cosmo Cricket paper from the November Scarlet Lime kit and a scrap of leftover Hambly transparency. A sheet of gunmetal grey Bazzill and Shimmerz Wed Wagon paint add to the splattery paint 80's vibe.

Check out what the Lotus Paperie design team did with the sketch. Some have followed the sketch super closely and other's had a more loose interpretation like I did.

And don't forget to come check out the 12 Days of Christmas Crop that is running now until the 23rd over at inspireME. Our team has worked insanely hard at putting together a killer crop with chats EACH day.
There is a little something for every one. So if you feel so inclined, come hang with us :)

Well that is all I have for now. Today is going to be spent showing the Staff at Fullerton IV just how much we appreciate them. Soup for every one!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Hooray for Friday!

Ahhhhhh. As the alarm went off today, I struggled to open up my peepers but thought, thank God I can attempt to sleep in tomorrow! Sleep is good. Oh so good.

Ok so I have TONS of scrappy stuff to post, so beware, lots of links and scrappy goodness coming up.

First up, today is my first post at Lotus Paperie. Challenge #149 is to Use a Coffee Filter on a Page!
The immediate thing that came to mind was a flower, and apparently I wasn't the only one LOL. You have to see how many cool coffee filter flowers lots of the gals came up with! Each one of them is unique and fabulous in their own way. Here is my layout:

Every Monday, I clean my coffee maker out by running vinegar through it. I used the left over vinegar soaked filter and my Shimmerz Spritz in Plum Pudding and Rock-a-fella Blue and sprayed the filter while it was still wet. This helped the paints to blend into each other AND I think the vinegar helped keep the color nice and bold, but this could just be my imagination LOL

If you want to play along and have some fun with coffee filters, go brew a pot and play along! Check out what the Lotus Paperie team came up with!

Next up.....Who likes GIVEAWAYS? Heck, I think we all do! Well you better head on over RIGHT NOW to the Webster's Pages blog and leave a comment because the drawing is TODAY! You could win one of our FABULOUS Magnetic Expressions Design Boards. I created this Menu Board but there are ENDLESS possibilities here with this product!

You can create cute little magnets by using our new Cameos and a gluing a little magnet to the back. Takes all of 1 minute to make some super cute! These would make great little gifts for grandma!

Cool Class Alert: my long time friend and fellow Scarlet Lime DT member, May Flaum, is teaching a new class at Big Picture Scrapbooking! Adventures In Scrapbooking:Using Kits is going to highlight several differnt kit clubs (including the rocking Scarlet Lime kits!) and show you how to get the most use out of YOUR kits! Pammy Mac, this one just screams your name LOL!

And I can't finish this blog post without putting a few of my fave pics up from Halloween. Zoe was a crazy scary yet oh so cute Vampiress.

Ok so that is it. Go have a creative and wonderful Friday all :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

It's Scarlet Lime time!

Yeahhhh! I missed the debut, due to Halloween insanity here, but I must say that this kit was a TREAT to work with. This month's main kit is Autumn Harvest and it is LOADED with goodies from Prima, KI and introducing Shimmerz Spritz this month too! The colors this month really pack a punch as well! Here are my layouts using the Autumn Harvest Kit:

For Take My Breath Away, I trimmed out the cute little birdy and floral shapes from one of the Scarlet Lime exclusive papers. On the background, I added random pearls to the circle shapes in the Crate "Fireflies" paper.

Then I made a cute little flower using some fun fabric, a felt flower and button that was included in the embellishment pack.

For On the Hunt, I was inspired by the Prima packaging. They reminded me of little hills and that made me think of some pictures of Zoe during an Easter Egg hunt.

I made the cute muslin ruffle ala Jeni Boisvert style, by using the Shimmerz Spritz,in Plum Pudding and spraying the muslin generously. I allowed it to dry and then stapled the folds together and glued them to my layout.

I used the Tim Holtz masks included in this month's kit in a non-traditional way by painting the mask itself with gesso, spritzing it with Shimmerz and using it as an embellishment.

The November project kit is full of Christmas wonder and is aptly named All Is Bright.

 It is currently all sold out, but if you managed to get your hands on a kit and want some inspiration: here you go!
On the Tree, kinda put itself together. It didn't turn out AT ALL how I had planned, but sometimes you just gotta go with the flow!

I used some Shimmerz spritz and heavily dosed the chipboard tag. While it was still wet, I sprinkled on some of the gold glitter included in the kit. For my title, I arranged the letters to look like a Christmas Tree shape with a cute little sticker star on top.

I created a quick border using the Making Memories Mistletoe Wordfetti:

My last layout Bird Song was inspired by the birds that chirp incessantly in this huge holly tree we have in the back yard and this gorgeous glittery music sheet paper.

For a cool title, I simply added the Basic Grey rub ons on top of some of the letters:

I couldn't resist using the ADORABLE little red birdie and nest. The other inspirations for this layout.

Please stop by to see what the other designers created with this month's kit in our Gallery! Our guest designer this month is Danielle Layton. I have loved her work for ages now!

Also stop on by Lotus Paperie, this month starts my guest designer spot with them AND they are having a design team call for anyone interested!