Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
I hope I haven't overdone it with all the challenges. This will be my last post until I come back on Sunday, which I should have TONS of pics to share. Have a great holiday weekend!
OH yeah, I am gearing up for a BIG announcement, I will share that when I get back! I would love to hear what you think is "my style" of scrapbooking!!
This is #1 of 3 for the AMR Book About Me, childhood years. She wants us to do at least pages. I used Bazzill cs, October Afternoon, Bo Bunny sticker, Jenni Bowlin letters, Dress It Up plastic apple, Bazzill Flowers, 7 Gyspies journaling tag with MM eyelet, and buttons.
This is #2 of 3 for the AMR Book About Me, childhood years. I used DCWV cs, October Afternoon pp, more uncovered Target $Spot chipboard letters which this time I inked and made faux stitches, Prima flowers, buttons, ribbon, and embroidery thread to stitch using Bazzill In Stitches template.
This is #3 of 3 for the AMR Book About Me, childhood years. I used Basic Grey pp, MM Noteworthy, Felt Fusion, Grungeboard which I inked and Stickled, and Me & My BIG Idea rhinestone title. .
On another note, While I was not a winner at Sassafras for thier stamping call, my card was shown as one of the favorites! Check it out here!
One more fun note...If you didn't already know, I love Jane Austen and her books! I did a little quiz that I found on tigardlilly's blog, and as it turns out, I am Marianne Dashwood! I have it over on my sidebar. If you do it, let me know in my comments who you are!!
I won't be around after tomorrow, as we are going to an indoor waterpark Wednesday and coming home Thursday night, then leaving Friday morning for a 2 night stay at Newport! I absolutely CANNOT wait!!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I am so excited. I figure since it will be featured and the prize is so large, that it is based on technique rather than random drawing! If this be true, than I have won my first real "TOOT"! I can now start my scrapbooking resume! Don't get me wrong, I still love the "random drawing" challenges and I still get excited when I win, but this is WAY cool!! It doesn't even matter that it is just a store in NJ, it still counts!! I would love to share the blog on my list, but they don't have one. Now I need to get in the habit of actually going to the website to check it....unless I can subscribe to a website......NOPE, just tried, oh well!
Thank you Scrapbook Cafe!!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
This is a card I made. Used Big Top again, put buttons in the center of them. I hand wrote the title since I did this at home without tigardlilly's stamps. I also used a Sakura Glaze Pen to "emboss" the title. Made inchies and put a Basic Grey fiber over it.
I will be honest, I don't feel I did thier product any justice, but it is really hard to use such big, vibrant paper and stamps! This was a real stretch for me, but I know if I had more variety of stamps (and more time) I could do a much better job!
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This layout is for a challenge Heather at AMR put out, to get back into the swing of things after her long vacation! The idea was to do a page about your BFF (best friend forever) and tell why they are special and for how long. This was not hard for me to figure out, I had to do it on Marla, my bestest friend from grade school. To start, I took a 3x4 piece of photo paper and used alcohol ink-cranberry and stream, pearl mixatives, blending solution and the applicator tool and just kept stamping and blending. I goofed towards the end, but I think it works. The die cut paper and journal tag are MM, the pp is BG Euphoria. I also used Prima flowers with more Kaiser Craft pearls, American Crafts Thickers, and Stickles.
Blended Alcohol ink title.
Journaling.I love these! Marla emailed them to me, scanned from her scrapbook! This is around 1990 when we went to Seaside with our youth group! OMG, what a flashback-yeah, we were dorks! My mom, of course, had to comment on how much thinner my face was. Thank you so much mother (insert eye roll)!
I really need to start taking pics during the day time, sorry for the bad photos.
Oh yeah, you wanna know who won huh!? Sorry, I got caught up in posting layouts!! I used random.org and this is the first name it pulled up-Angie Worthington, AKA, Craftyscrapr from AMR. She left a comment and linked to my blog. I got your address on the AMR list, so I will get something out to you this week!
I just realized how small this screen shot it, feel free to click on it to view it larger-sorry again! I want to thank you all for commenting on my blog and getting in on the RAK drawing. There wasn't a huge turnout, even considering Tigardlilly and Kaydrenth both left tons of comments-LOL. Don't worry, they didn't all count!(GR readers, comment here)
Thursday, August 21, 2008
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girl's you nominated.
So here are the people I nominated.....
This is a challenge I did for AMR. This is for the week 3 in August's challenge, using a sketch. My brother Matt, picked up everything dead he could find! First he found a whole piece of kelp (seaweed) and proceeded to use it as a whip! He did get himself with it too! Then it was a half-eaten Dungeness Crab, ewww! Lastly there was the cluster of Mussels! I mispelled both of the last 2 mentioned. I will be going back and using labeling strips to cover my boo-boos.
I got this mini starfish last year at my LSS in thier bulk section. Isn't is just adorable??
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I love this photo of me in 1982 on Christmas day. I got those pom poms and I am showing my my Barbie Under-roos! Notice the cone with the macaroni all over that is spray painted gold? How tacky, and yes, I made that in school! My mom and I found it a few years ago, smashed and missing about 2/3 of the macaroni. I told her she can throw it away, I wouldn't care-plus, we have a photo of it! Oh yeah, look how skinny I was as a little girl!!
Another great work by my mom (ugh). I like this one because my little brothers loved me at one time, they really looked up to me! They did whatever I did, and did whatever I told them to do! I was, am still am, the typical older child, bossy (just ask my husband, lol) I remember coming home from school and they would hear the bus and come running, yelling "Sissy!". Now they just think I am a selfish b*!#h!! Well sometimes at least! I miss them both!
This one means a lot to me, but only now that I am older, heard the stories, and understand. We were VERY poor back then (which we never knew), and this was the year (1983) that Cabbage Patch Kids came out! Apparently my mom looked ALL over for one, but couldn't find one, which is probably a good thing, I don't think my parents could have afforded one! She also searched all over Spokane for a He-Man and Skeletor for my youngest brother Matt! They finally found them, you can see how happy he is! Marty got a pair too, real walkie talkies! I got another Barbie and my first ever Ken, Oh the fun those two had when I got older!!! My aunt made us those shirts for Christmas. I lost mine a few years ago when I couldn't pay for my storage unit in Arizona (along with all my childhood/hs memorabilia, but I bet Tigardlilly still has hers!!
Thanks for coming to my blog, thanks for looking at my photos and hearing my stories, but most of all, thanks for helping me get my blog up and running. I still have a dream that it will be a MUST READ someday in the scrapping world of blogs.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I went to the post office today, and mailed off a RAK, 2 swaps, and 4 cards! It feels good to get some of that done-there are still more swaps to be done, but you know I love the pressure! I also recieved my Four Seasons-Summer ATCs today from a swap on AMR, aren't they amazing?? There is such an amazing group of ladies over there!
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