I love a challenge...especially when it is a sketch challenge. I love My Little Shoebox and I knew I had the perfect papers and pictures for this particular challenge.
Look at my crazy kiddos. We were on vacation having our yearly family photo shoot and they were more than willing to supply me with some crazy fun photos.
This was such a fun layout to create. The Pink Paislee "Old School" line was perfect for my son and his friends. They were getting ready for Homecoming Day at their school. I just love that all the guys feel comfortable enough to come over and pose for me. The never fail to entertain!!!
My poor Landon, who is 18, had to have his tonsils taken out this past Thursday. Needless to say the past few days have been filled with a lot of ice cream, pain meds, and sleep. While he slept I was able to play with my kit from Paper Poppy some more. I am so in love with the beautiful fall colors from Lily Bee and Pink Paislee. So, in between nursing my poor poor boy, I was able to make this layout and a card. Uh Oh, I here my name being called....back to my mommy job. Enjoy your wonderful Sunday!
As many of you know I suffer from numerous spinal problems that prevent me from working outside of the home. With that said, I have been racking my brain with ways that I could contribute towards the family income. Well after much thought and consideration I have come up with a solution that I think will be a good fit for me and my family. Recently I have taken a huge interest in stamping. You would think as much as I love paper crafting I would have already ventured into that particular side of crafting but you would be wrong. I have a tendency to shy away from things that are not within my comfort zone. No More!!!!!! I have investigated and studied and decided that I am diving in head first.....I have become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator. I figure, why not perfect my craft and make money at the same time? This is where you come in. I need a customer base and since I consider all of you my crafty friends I thought I would share with you this exciting news! I have my own website and would greatly appreciate if you would consider me when getting ready to make your next card or scrapbook purchase. Stampin' Up has a plethera of products to choose from and I believe it to be of fabulous quality. So please come by and check out my website. I would love to be of service to all your scrappy needs. You can find me here...here
Hey ladies!!! It's CONTEST time!!! Pam has been gathering tons of fantastic scrappy goodies for this awesome contest. You will have 3 months to play and a chance at 9 awesome prize packs. To add to the excitement there will be a 10th extreme Grand Prize. You all know that Pam happens to be the best prize giver ever!!!
Are you ready for the details?
What? A Super Spectacular SKETCH Contest
Where? Right Here!
When? October 10 - January 10
Why? Because we LOVE our Members
Who? Anyone, Yes, Non-Kit Subscribers are encouraged to play along too.
Each month for 3 months beginning Oct. 10 we will provide a sketch (designed by Julie Bonner) for you to create a LO. This means you will get a different Sketch in Oct., Nov. and Dec. to create a LO. There will be a different threads for each month to load your LOs for judging. There will be 3 winners and 3 prizes each month. The first winner will be chosen by the Design Team and then Pam will draw 2 random names for a prize... yes, each month. We ask that you only have one entry per month or per sketch. Everyone that creates a LO with all 3 sketches will be eligible for another PRIZE...yes...even another PRIZE......the "GRAND" Prize....and the winner for this will be randomly drawn. BUT to qualify for the Grand prize, you must upload pics of your LOs in the Grand prize thread, which will be available closer to December or the end of the challenges. Yes, the Grand Prize will be a random draw so it's anyone's game at this point. You may participate as much as you like, just as long as you have the correct sketch for the correct month uploaded in the right challenge thread...easy-peasy...and Remember if you get a late start then you can still be eligible for the Grand prize drawing as long as you do all 3 sketches and get them uploaded to the Grand prize thread by Jan. 10. Awesome Contest, right???
Now for the rules:
* Winners will be judged on: use of the sketch, originality and design.
* International entries are welcome but will be responsible for postage.
* Only 1 Layout per participant per sketch, per month please.
* LOs must be newly made for this Contest. So don't use a LO that has been posted anywhere before the contest begins each month.
* Upload your layouts in the thread and in the Contest Gallery for Judging.
1st Months Contest:
* Begin October 10th and Ends November 10 (12:00 pm est)
* Must follow all rules listed above.
* Winners will be announced around Nov. 15.
First Sketch Prize...This is the Prize for the winner voted on by the Design Team for October's challenge...and don't forget there will be 2 random drawings for 2 more lucky winners and you know Pam won't disappoint with those 2 prizes either...So let's get this Contest started!!!
First I want to say........GEAUX LSU TIGERS!!!!!! Yes, it is college football Saturday and I am representing the best known team in the nation!!!!! Whoop, whoop!!!!!!
Ok, so as I have said before, I loooooove Aphra Boyler's sketches. She also has a kit company called Paper Poppy. When I saw this kit, I knew I had to have it!!!!! It is packed full of fall colors and such yummy embellies!!!!!! As for the sketches, she has a sketch challenge monthly so I decided to once again take a wack at it.
So, what do ya think?????? I pulled out my Quickutz Revolution and went to town on this layout. I love the owl, tree,and leaves....all quickutz dies. As for the title...being from Louisiana, I knew immediately what I would title this layout as soon as I decided to use the owl in the tree. As for my sub-title, Aphra challenged us to use a number in part of our title. I am super excited with the way it turned out!!!!! This is two of my favorite pictures taken of my kids and friends on one of our Thanksgiving trips back home.
Well that's all for today, The family and I are about to curl up on the couch and cheer on our Tigers!!!!! Hope you have a safe and happy weekend!!!!!!!!
Happy Friday everybody....Yay, the weekend is here!!!!!!! As some of you know I had the pleasure of being a Bella Artista last March. Well, Stephanie Hunt, the creator and owner of Bella Blvd. recently sent back my designs that I had created for her. Low and behold when I open my package do I see a gracious letter along with one of her latest lines from CHA. Can I tell you how excited I was to get my hands on those gorgeous yummy papers. So I would like to send a huge shout out to Stephanie for her kind generosity and her fabulous creative style. It was such an honor to be chosen to represent Bella Blvd. and I will always be thankful for such an awesome opportunity. Also, I would like to send out my condolences to Stephanie. She has recently had a loss in her family and Stephanie, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending you huge cyber hugs!!!!!!!! Mwah!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxo
Let me just say that I am beyond thrilled to bring to you the Creative kit from MY CREATIVE SCRAPBOOK!!!!!!! This kit is jammed packed with BoBunny's Learning Curve along with some very nifty embellishments!!!!!!! I had soooooo much fun creating these fun layouts and card. So if you do not have a subscription to MCS, hop on over there now....You will love everything they have to offer!
Monday's do not like me....it is definitely a mutual feeling. I always have the hardest time transitioning from the weekend back to a week day. I think I liked Monday's better when it was summertime. They didn't affect me so much then. Either way, I am slowly making my way over here to drop off two layouts wishing that it were Saturday all over again. (Sigh)
Ok, this first layout I am competely smitten with because of all the fun colors. I don't know about you but I love October Afternoon papers. They just make me smile. I think what added the most interest to this layout was the embellishments...I backed them with black cardstock to really make them pop.
Next is a layout I did of my baby girl, Abigail. I worked with the main kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I tend to shy away from pastels but I worked real hard to bring out the browns and blues in the papers. The doily I misted with "coffee shop" by Glimmer Mist then I added the sweet banner with the butterflies on the ends to give a whimsical feel to the page. I am really pleased with the end result.
Well, that's enough out of me! Hope you are having a more productive Monday than myself. Happy Scrappin!!!!!!!!
Hope all of you are taking part in celebrating "Card Making" Day. I made this little card with one of the Basic Grey lines. It seemed appropriate since I wanted to send my condolences to one of my neighbors on the loss of his dog. Jackson was a huge Great Dane but a very gentle giant. All the kids of the neighborhood loved Jackson. I was so saddened to hear that he had became very ill and needed to be put to sleep. I just know his owner is grieving the loss of his dear friend. Ok, enough of the sad news.....my point in all of this is how special it is to send a little bit of sunshine into someone's life by sending them a homemade card. I think it just gives that extra special sentiment to have something made with extra special care. So, dig out all of your stash and make someone a card today and celebrate World Card Making Day with all of us crafters.
It's that time again!!!!! I am so excited to bring to you some sneak peaks of My Creative Scrapbook's Creative Kit!!!!!!! The big reveal day will be Oct. 5th, so stay tuned....you won't be disappointed!!!!