Saturday, January 31, 2009

Many More Challenges

Here are some more challenges I have been working on, more reasons why I haven't been blogging.
This was my DT challenge I offered at Scrapbook Challenges (SBC), Word of the Year.
I used Bazzill cs, BG Urban Prairie, MM Noteworthy, MM Paperie, 7-Gypsies, Prima and misc flowers, Thickers, Stickles, BG chipboard letters, ribbon, and brads.
Sketch 125 at SBC.
I used BG Infuse pp, Bazzill cs, used my Silhouette to cut 3 kinds of brackets, MM Passport chipboard letters, Cloud nine and Prima flowers, and dyed skittles.
Sketch 126 at SBC.
I used Bazzill cs, Pink Paisley Vintage Moon and Sweet Cakes pp, the large letters are actually the paper that protects the sticky back of chipboard letters, then I used smaller misc cb letters, Prima flowers, brads, and Crate Paper rubons.
Sketch 127 at SBC.
I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss cs, Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes pp, Scenic Route pp, Sassafras Lass pp (journaling), Target Dollar Spot letters, Bazzill chipboard arrow (covered), and Prima flowers.
I used MM Garden Party, Prima Flowers, misc buttons, misc ribbon, and Cloud Nine Raindrop letters.
SBC: Card Challenge, use 2 pp, 1 cs, stitching, and some bling.
I used Bazzill cs, BG Blush pp, rhinestones, and of course stitching.
I used an old notepad, Sassafras Lass pp, Pink Paislee letters, Prima flowers, and brads.
I used Bazzill cs, Sassafras Lass pp, BG pp (yellow), Felt Fusion, misc flowers, brads, and Cuttlekids Tadpole alphabet.
I used Bazzill Bling cs, Core'dinations cs, Thickers, and Silhouette die cuts.
SBC: Flowers, at least 15
I used BG Phresh & Phunky pp, Prima and other flowers, buttons, Thickers, Pink Paislee letters, and Stickles.
I used MM Noteworthy pp, MM Passport Canvas letters, Thickers, misc flowers, CB heart, DCWV guitar, Cosmo Cricket rubon, and Pressed Petals metal tag.
I decided to share what I found on a blog in the past, cutting up flowers in a certain way to make them into butterflies. I used Bazzill cs, Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine pp and die cuts, Prima flowers, Stickles, and MM Hullabaloo letters.
There was another challenge at SBC, make an ATC. I have been making those like crazy lately, with all the swaps over at AMR, so I just submitted those for the challenge. I will show those tomorrow.
All Moments Remembered (AMR) now has daily challenges. I am really enjoying it. Here are the lastest ones I have done.
Monday Color Challenge 1/19: Black Background With Popping Color
I used Bazzill cs, American Crafts Amplified pp and embellies, and Thickers.
Tuesday Font/Title Challenge 1/20: Silly Title And Different Fonts
I used Bazzill cs, October Afternoon pp, MM Canvas letters, Thickers, Scenic Route letters, Jenni Bowlin rub on letters, The Paper Studio ribbon, Prima flowers, and buttons.
I used Scenic Route pp, Dreamstreet pp, Around The Block chipboard brackets (covered), Miss Elizabeth letters, die cut flowers I stole from Cliff's RAK, buttons, photo turns, and label maker labels for the strip journaling.
This was actually for a weekly class at AMR, which I stupidly confused as a challenge. The class was about mixing patterned paper from different lines. I used Bazzill cs, K&Co pp, October Afternoon pp, Scrapworks pp, American Crafts ribbon, a ribbon slider MM Passport chipboard letters, Jenni Bowlin Bingo card, Heidi Swap Clock, and Story of Us chipboard buttons.
I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss cs, Bazzill and Maya Road chipboard used as the masks then again as embellies, Glimmer Mist, Felt Fusion, BG Euphoria pp, Prima flowers, brads, and Thickers.
Card Challenge 1/24: Dimension With Flowers
I used Bazzill cs, Cosmo Cricket Get Happy pp and journal tag, Prima and misc flowers, ribbon, and brads. The tag pulls out for a small greeting.
Friday Team Challenge 1/23: Show Your Favorite Team
Since I am not a big sports fan but follow NASCAR, I had to do this one on my favorite driver, Jimmie Johnson, #48! I used Bazzill cs, October Afternoon pp, buttons, and Cuttlekids Tadpole alphabet.
Monday Color Challenge 1/26: Use Green, Blue, Plus 1 Color
Struggling with the colors and the photos, this is what I came up with. I used Scrapworks pp, October Afternoon pp, K I Memories Lace cs, Target Dollar Spot letter, dyed skittles, Cloud Nine flowers, Maya Road journaling tag, and Scenic Route label sticker.
Tuesday Font/Title Challenge 1/27: Hand Write Part of Your Title
I used Bazzill cs, October Afternoon pp, Tim Holtz ticket, inked BG chipboard letters, and buttons.
I used Bazzill cs, BG Blush pp, Bazzill In Stitches Template to make a border then cut out around the stitching, BG Sultry chipboard stickers, Tim Holtz journaling ticket, Target Dollar Spot letters, and Scenic Route chipboard sticker.
I used Bo Bunny pp and die cut, MM ribbon, misc ribbon, die cut flower stolen from Cliff's RAK, Felt Fusion, Thickers, cheapo white cs, and dragonfly is cut from Around The Block pp.
Those are all the challenges I have done so far, but there are new ones each Monday at SBC, and daily at AMR. I haven't been doing blog challenges, these are keeping me pretty busy. I will most likely do some that really appeal to me, but I am not going to force myself to do all of them, like I used to. I decided I am not going to be famous and I am now ok with that. I don't NEED to get my name out there. I am going to just enjoy what I am doing and not stress about it. Be back tomorrow with even more stuff to share!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

AMR Online Crop

Yeah, so the crop was 3 weeks ago, but I want to share what I did anyhow! There were something like 36 challenges, plus 4 classes. I have 25 to share with you!
This was posted by Heather, do a layout of our scrapspace.
I used Pink Paislee Vintage Moon pp and transparency, October Afternoon pp scrap, Miss Elizabeth letters, Jenni Bowlin letters and "home" tag, Heidi Grace chipboard, rhinestones, Prima flowers, brads, and alcohol inks.
ScRaPbOkKfReNzY's challenge was to do a pink layout.
I used Bazzill cs, MM die cut pp, Sassafras Lass pp, KI Memories Lace CS, Prima flowers, brads, felt butterflies, Stickles, Thickers, ribbon, and buttons.
Denisewalks wanted us to scrap a memory from 2008.
I used Reminisce pp and stickers, and Heidi Swap chipboard letters.
ScrappyJen wanted us to use some silly pictures.
I used Bazzill cs, BG Euphoria pp, Thickers, and printed computer fonts.
Midway Scrapper wanted us to scrap a non-family member.
I used Cosmo Cricket Wanted pp, Miss Elizabeth stickers (look like rub ons), flowers, MM Hulabaloo letters, brads, and unknown die cuts.
GayleV wanted us to scrap about somewhere warm.
I used Bazzill cs, Sassafras Lass pp, MM Paperie spiral journaling sheet, misc sentiment, and Miss Elizabeth letter stickers with Stickles.
Gloann gave a challenge of 3s, three photos, 3 repeat embellies, and strip journaling.
I used BG Granola pp, MM tag rims, and Bazzill cs.
Scrappin{jewlz} wanted a pet layout.
I used BG Blush pp, stripped/painted chipboard letters, buttons, and some American Crafts embellies (can't remember name).
Scrappin{jewlz} had a series of photos request.
I used MM Noteworthy, Inked Thickers, Jenni Bowlin letters, My Mind's Eye journal words (unsure of exact title), Maya Road rubons, Kaiser Craft rubons, scalloped circle, and BG Urban Praire cutouts.
Scrappy Girl wanted us to scrap our proposal along with a photo of our rings.
I used BG Eva pp, Scenic Route letters, Prima flowers, Kaiser Craft pearls, and Cloud 9 Raindrop flowers.
Scrappin{jewlz} also wanted to know 10 things we loved about something.
I used Bazzill cs, Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy pp, flowers, brads, and Cuttlekids Tadpole alphabet.
Manga Dork, Scrappy Girl's daughter, wanted to know our favorite book.
I used Around the Block pp, Felt Fusion, Bazzill cs, Cuttlekids Fairy alphabet, and buttons.
Snowlady gave a quiz, and this was one of the questions.
I used Sassafras Lass pp, Bazzill cs, October Afternoon pp, handcut letters, Kaiser Craft flowers, rhinestones, Technique Tuesday Wayfarer alphabet stamps, and Glossy Accents.
Obxpatti wanted us to use all the avatars we had during the avatar game we played.
I used Scenic Route pp, misc chipboard leters, and buttons.
Born2Scrap wanted a Christmas layout without Christmas themed stuff or colors.
I used Black Market Paper Society pp, Thickers, K & Co journaling tag, and Quick Quotes Vellum sayings.
Craftyscrapr wanted at least 4 photos.
I used BG Phresh & Phunky pp, Crate Paper Static die cuts and rubons, Cuttlekids Tadpole alphabet, and Stickles.
Grettasgranddaughter asked for a heritage layout, using 2 people's memories of the same event.
I used Autumn Leaves pp, Cuttlekids Tadpole alphabet, and Pharmacy font cut with Silhouette.
Craftyscrapr also had a card challenge, in a shape other than square or rectangle.
I cut this with my Silhouette and folded it in half. I used Sassafras Lass pp, Prima flower, Cuttlebug Scallop Square, Studio G stamp, Sakura Stardust pen, and Stickles.
CraftyRia wanted Faux postage.
I used BG Two Scoops, Bazzill cs, Studio G stamps, Stickles, and those oh-so-fabulous deco scissors.
Anne Marie had a scraplift challenge, where we scraplift the person who posts ahead of us.
I scraplifted cpmemories' card. I used Bazzill cs, October Afternoon pp, misc ribbon, Studio G stamps, Cuttlebug embossing folders, and a staple.
Denisewalks also had a stitched card challenge.
I used Fancy Pants pp, Bazzill cs, brads, Studio G stamp, and a traced brackety label from Inara.
Jingle had a challenge to make a card with woodland creatures, and you had to send it to her!
I had these die cuts that Tigardlilly gave me, and HAD to use them. I used Bazzill cs, Sassafras Lass pp, Technique Tuesday stamp, and Stickles. I also sent one to Anne Marie for hosting the wonderful crop.
Kelliannie had a card class, sharing with us how to make a card with little windows. I used Bazzill cs, really old paper scraps, and Studio G stamps.
OH, and some Technique Tuesday alphabets, Wayfarer.
Lastly, Tigardlilly had a class as well, a mini badge holder album. I made one of these in November when we had our little scrapbook convention, but I made this one to keep important dates. I used Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes, pp, Quikutz alphabets covered in Glossy Accents, Stickles, and a Bind-It-All. Inside has ID badge holders, each with a piece of paper with a month stamped on them.
That is all as far as the All Moments Remembered crop from 3 weeks ago. I was busy for a week trying to get as many challenges done as I could. A week wasn't even enough for this slow scrapper. I had a blast. And while this anniversary crop was bigger and crazier than the normal crops, I can't wait for the next monthly crop on February 20th! They are always a blast! I won a prize from signing in for the crop, then won 2 challenges. Cliff even signed up and cropped with me! He got quite a few challenges done, and won 2 himself!!
It is now almost 4 am. I need to go to bed, as I am off to Tigardlilly's tomorrow to hang out and we are going to dye our hair!! That reminds me, if any of you are readers of her blog, you need to go over there and get her to blog some more, I have done all I can! She has some great stuff she has been working on since we are still scrapping every Monday with Inara, but she hasn't been blogging any of it!

I Have Been A Scrappin' Fool...

...and a bit obsessed with Twilight, lol! I am on the last book and am totally hooked on it! I will admit, I haven't really been reading, but listening to it on Youtube, that is how I have been able to do so much scrappin'!! I have a few inches of layouts to share, tons of challenges I have done, the rest of 2008 in review, some ATCs, RAKS, etc. A total of 81 photos to share, but don't worry, I will break it down into a few posts! Even though I haven't been blogging (or reading blogs), I have been scrapping!
First on the list, finish my 2008 Year In Review...
I celebrated my 34th Birthday.
Tigardlilly and I got to see Weezer in concert.
Cliff and I celebrated our 8th anniversary.
Tigardlilly and I took the kids to the pumpkin patch for pumpkins and the corn maze.
Kaydrenth, Inara, Tigardlilly and myself had our Own Private Scrapbook Convention.
Macy's Holiday Parade
Cisco turned 6.
Cliff and I put up Christmas lights
It snowed, a lot!
That is is for 2008. It was a fairly boring year, and I am glad it is over! I look forward to this year, I have great expectations, and I will ENDURE whatever comes my way!
I know I mentioned scrapping, and it was my intent to share some of that, but then realizing the amount of photos, that will come tomorrow (or later today as it is 2 am here). I will work very hard on blogging more, and keeping up with my Google Reader, which is how I read all the blogs I subscribe to. I will work more on leaving comments on your blogs, as I know how much I love them and how important that is to have. Other than the emotional lift it gives me, I love to know that people are still reading my blog. With that in mind, I will be leaving more comments myself! I have missed all of you, and will do all I can to blog for you more often! Oh yeah, I gave up on Project 365, I fell behind, and realized that I could never keep up with it. Oh well, it isn't like I don't have enough to do, right?!