Thursday, February 26, 2009

Catch Up

I want to announce, that Cliff's blog is more active now and includes scrapbooking!!! Check it out if you get a chance! He will be sharing all of his scrappy stuff over there!
The other day, Cindy asked in my comments...How the heck do you both crop at the same time? You don't share your space with him do you? My answer, he sits on the bed behind me and scraps with the tv tray. I am always having to hand him stuff, but it works out pretty well. Before we had to move and my scraproom was in the living room, the table was big enough we would just next to each other. I really enjoy it when he scraps with me!

Remember the scrap space before and after photos? Well I won the cleanest space, woo hoo! Thanks Nicole!

I got caught up on my challenge entries for Scrapbook Challenges, finally! I tend to put them off till the end of the month because that is when they are due. I don't have to do them, I just enjoy doing it, and since I get a shot at the monthly prize, why not right?!

Love Songs, 2/23. All products are Basic Grey Two Scoops, except for Bazzill cs and flowers, which are Prima and Kaiser Crafts. I thought I would try something different, and put everything on the 8x8 photo mat.

Create A Tree or Bush with Packaging and Scraps, 2/23. I used Bazzill cs, Basic Grey Archaic pp, striped cardboard, Cuttlebug Flowers die (scalloped circle), MM paint, Maya Road rubons, white rubon is Crate Paper Prudence, Basic Grey Sultry chipboard, Scenic Route letters, and tree stamp is Stampin' Up.
Shaker Box, 2/16. I used Bazzill cs, Basic Grey Urban Prairie, DCWV glitter cardstock punched with Martha Stewart butterfly punch, and some glitter.
Hearts & Stitching, 2/9. I used Bazzill cs, Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes pp, Target Dollar Spot heart doilys, ribbon, and letters, misc buttons, and of course Embroidery floss.
All You Need is Love, 2/9. I used Bazzill cs, Basic Grey Archaic and Boxer pp, die cut hearts and deer, Jenni Bowlin bingo card, Tim Holtz ticket, Scenic Route letters, Inque Boutique heart stamps, vellum, Technique Tuesday stamps, MM Paperie spiral journal sheet, and some Bazzill flowers.
Now I am off to work on this week's challenges over at AMR!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Just A Quick Post

Another Monday come and gone, and I forgot to post the sketch for Scrapbook Challenges.
This week's sketch, 131.
I used Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette cs for the background, SU Bella Rose pp, SU Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, and Riding Hood Red cs for the stamped flower, Kitchen Sink Stamps (this month's sponsor for SBC), rhinestone flowers, and Target Dollar Spot cb letters.
An ATC made for the AMR Crop's Tropical ATC swap. All the pp is SU Delicate Dots, stamps are mostly Studio G, umbrella is unknown, some Stickles, and all backed on some Bazzill cs.
This is my after the crop picture, for the challenge at AMR. It is definately clean!!
Lastly, here is my new adhesive, in it's new home!!
Short post today, I am off to work on more challenges for SBC, and some more AMR ATC swaps!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

I Caught Up!

First, let me show you this little puppy...Kay just dropped it off for me, with a refill!! I guess she doesn't like me using glue sticks either, lol! I can't wait to use it, seriously!! It is so cute, and LIGHT! Thank you so much Kay, you are awesome!!!!
The AMR crop was yesterday, and Nicole had a challenge to show our scrap space as is, then post another picture on Monday. The person with the cleanest desk and the messiest desk wins! This is my before photo. Lucky for me, I have a tiny space and I have to keep it clean, or I can't work!! I will share the after photo later!!
I was a few days behind on my AMR challenges, then there were a couple from the crop to do as well. I finally got those all done! Do ya wanna see??
I thought you might!!!
AMR Tuesday Font/Title Challenge 2/17: Use Leftover Letters (doesn't have to be the title)
I used Bazzill cs, October Afternoon pp, MM Noteworthy spiral journal sheet, Bazzill cb arrow inked and Stickled, all the letters are Thickers, and some are inked. I forgot to ink them before I adhered them, so I smudged some ink on the layout. Embrace imperfection!!! Oh yeah, I used my SU spiral punch!!
AMR Wednesday Product Challenge 2/18: Use Material and Alphas
I used Bazzill cs, Reminiscence pp and stickers, Scenic Route letter stickers, Sakura Glaze Pen for the rest of the title, Recollections chipboard sticker, and my material is felt-die cut with Cuttlebug and then Target Dollar Spot brads. I don't have any material, so hopefully felt will count.
I used SU Kiwi Kiss cs, MM Noteworthy die cut paper, Tim Holtz Tickets, MM Noteworthy itty bitty letters, and Thickers which are inked and Stickled, to match the dots on the paper. It was weird though, I inked the letters, let them dry over night, and nothing rubbed off. I added the Stickles, and the inked pulled up into the Stickles (not the bottle). I have never had that happen before!
AMR Friday Team Challenge 2/20: Use Chartreuse, Turquoise, Black and Bling
I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss cs, BG Sultry scraps, DCWV All Dressed up pp, unknown flower (printed with dots on the other side), SEI brad, inked Thickers, Stickles, dyed skittles, and rhinestones. These rhinestones are actually from the RAK I got from obxpatti, but when I tried to use it, it flopped all over, kept sticking to everthing, and after 30 mins of fiddling with it, wasn't usable as a word anymore. :( I was determined to still use it though, and the rhinestones will not go unused.
AMR Card Challenge 2/21: Tropical
I used Cloud 9 Design pp scraps and Bazzill cs. That is it.
AMR Crop Challenge: Cliff 's Card Challenge-Yes, Cliff scrapbooks!!
He wanted matching colors and similar prints.
I used Bazzill cs, American Crafts pp, Making Memories pp, rhinestones, a Kitchen Sink Stamp-the sponsor at SBC, SU scallop border punch, and some Stickles. I am really liking these stamps. I have another set, this one is a little bonus stamp. The DT each got one for free. They are really good quality and give really good images.
AMR Crop Challenge: Citrus LO, by midwayscrapper
The challenge was to use summer photos and the colors Yellow, Orange, and Green, at least 2.
I used Bazzill cs, Dreamstreet and Pink Paislee scraps, Technique Tuesday Stamps, Felt Fusion, Bazzill flower (yellow), and unknown (orange), misc button, and Kaiser Crafts pearls.
That is all I have to share for now. I am gonna spend the rest of the weekend working on some challenges for SBC, there are only 3 that I still need to do for this month.
I GET TO USE MY NEW ADHESIVE!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks again Kay!!!

The Great Scraps Reorg

I have been wanting to reorganize my scraps for a long time now, as the 2 drawers that are used all the time were crammed full. My scraps were starting to get all bent up.
This is what it looked like before I started...
Top drawer...Bazzill only scraps. It wouldn't even close anymore!
Second drawer...Designer printed paper only, also, barely closing.
Third drawer...old scraps from crappy paper I used to buy, and cheap-o cs I don't use anymore.
Fourth drawer...Ephemera or memorabilia, do I really need a drawer for this stuff??
Bottom books and things to alter. I can move this stuff right? This is only half of said items!! Maybe I should do more minis!!
.....organize, organize, organize.....
The new and improved, but not a whole lot different SCRAPS DRAWERS!!!
You can see they are labeled for quick searching, and less confusion! I organized my manufacturer, as that is usually how I go digging for paper. It works for me!
First drawer...Basic Grey and October Afternoon scraps. I have as many of these scraps, as I do the rest of all the pp!!
Second drawer...Pink Paislee, Sassafras Lass, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, and Dream Street.
Third drawer...American Crafts, Making Memories, Bo Bunny, and Scenic Route.
Fourth drawer...other printed paper, but still designer paper.
Bottom drawer...Bazzill cs, separated by size and put in Ziploc baggies (thanks Jingle for the awesome idea, hope you don't mind). The bigger pieces, are in a large Ziploc in my Cropper Hoppers with my other Bazzill, along with Hambly transparencies and lace cardstock scraps.
Here are the Ziplocs, showing the degree of my separation.
That is it! I hope it works, I have faith it will. What did I do with all that other paper in the middle drawer that I never use???? I can't get rid of it, so it is currently in another large Ziploc baggie, stuffed next to the drawer system, with everything else I don't know what to do with, lol! I redid another little drawer system, combined a couple drawers, and put all my minis/alterables in 2 drawers.
Oh yeah, Walgreens had a one day special on online prints, 20 FREE! You know I was scraping the bottom of the barrel on my photos, so Cliff (by Cliff I mean me) and I both took advantage of that, so now I have 40 new photos to scrap!! WOO HOO!
That is all for now, look out soon for a post with more challenges I have gotten done!

I Have Discovered Stampin' Up!

I started ordering with Kay in November, and have joined her stamp club. I have to spend a minimum of $20 a month, and everyone who participates gets to share in the hostess benefits! I have an Excel spreadsheet with my wish list, the total is only $2800.00!!! Hey, a girl can dream right? If it is ok with you, I would like to share what I have ordered in the last few months....
I ordered Season of Friendship and Season of Simple Grace.

I ordered 8.5x11 In Color cardstock, and the Sizzlets Button Die #5

I ordered the Blender Pens, 12x12 Textured In Color cardstock. The cs ended up being $3 less, so since I had already paid, I added the sanding blocks which were the same price as the discount.
I ordered Bella Rose pp, and Good Morning Sunshine pp. Tigardlilly got the Rockabilly Specialty pp, and we split that and the Good Morning Sunshine paper. I gotta tell you, all this paper is so much more awesome than it looks in the catalog!!! YUMMY!
I was hostess this month. It is Sale-A-Bration time, and I didn't get to spend at least $50 to earn free stuff, but since the total sales for the show were over $300, I got a Sale-A-Bration item. Being the paper whore that I am, I went with the Delicate Dots pp.
As far as hostess stuff, I chose A Little Somethin' for my stamp set.
I also earned $35 to spend as hostess. I cnose the spiral punch, scallop border punch, and the ticket corner punch, with a dollar to spare!
That is all for my 4 months with Stampin' Up! I get to spend $20 a month on scrappy stuff, and this is where I am spending it, well plus S&H. As part of my sacrifice, I am using glue sticks as my main adhesive. It sucks and is messy, but it works. UHU glue sticks from the dollar store, yeah baby...NOT!!
I am already planning at least 2 blog posts, so be prepared in the near future!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

I'm Heading To The Tropics!!!

Ok, so not REALLY, but the AMR crop is today and the theme is Tropical Getaway! In preparation for this theme, I did this...
So it's for a challenge, but it was a lot of fun trying to create it, even if I was sitting at my scrap desk, lol!
I made a couple ATCs. This was for last week's SCH at AMR, Inspiration.
I used Pink Paislee Vintage Moon pp, Inkadinkado stamp, printed the sayings on transparency in different fonts, a logo from my blog, brads, Prima flowers, and Stickles. I tried to stay in the colors of my blog.
This is for this weeks SCH at AMR, Birthdays.
I used Bazzill cs, BG O Baby Girl pp, Technique Tuesday Stamps (Let Them Eat Cake and Beautiful Day), Stickles, SU Ticket corner punch, and some popdots.
I got the last of my expected Valentine's Day cards today, this one from kaydrenth.
I got a couple RAKs today, both from AMR gals for challenges.
This is from obxpatti
This is from born2scrap.
I even mailed out a bunch of ATCs myself!
That is all I have for now. I am sure I will have tons to share after I complete some layouts from the crop!