Thursday, May 28, 2009

More ATCs

I got 2 more ATCs done yesterday! I am currently an ATC makin' machine, lol!
This first one is an AMR swap hosted by...............(drumroll).................Cliff, my husband! Yep, he is part of AMR too!!!
The idea was to make an ATC based on your favorite color! One of my favorite colors in scrapbooking is Orange! I used Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven pp, We R Memory Keepers stamp, Technique Tuesday alpha stamps, misc silk flower, misc button, Orange Peel Stickles. The stamping was inked in Versamark then straight into some SU Tangerine Tango ink and then heat embossed.
This one is for a swap I am hosting at AMR, CUPCAKES!!
I used Sassafras Lass Hog Heaven pp (Hmmmm, think I might like this line, lol), Walmart cs, SU Crazy for Cupcakes stamp, Diamond Stickles is "painted" on, sprinkles are Christmas Red, Orange Peel, Yellow, and Fruit Punch Stickles, I stamped and cut out the cupcake wrapper on more Hog Heaven, then used my Wet Looks Embossing Markers and colored the candle and heat embossed it. Brads are Making Memories.
That is all for today! Tomorrow is our Scrap Night, then Saturday we are going to the Portland Rose Festival Starlight Parade, woo hoo!! Right now, I am off to the doctor to see about my lab results, and the fact that my blood sugar is still way too high! How fun-NOT!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Couple ATCs

As I mentioned in the previous post, I worked on some ATCs today!
This first one is my 2nd spot in Split Coast Stampers' A-Z Food Swap, I chose X for xie, which is Chinese for crab. The only english word I could find was Xantham Gum, lol! I used a jpeg and outlined the image in my Silhouette software, and they didn't cut out all the way, so I had to hand cut 33 of these babies! Whew, I am so glad it is over! I used a Scrappy Cat alpha stamp for the X, black brads for the eyes, Bazzill cs, Stampin' Up cs, Basic Grey Ambrosia pp, and Sophisticate Quikutz alpha dies (the computer font is Phoenetica). I also used a rectangle Nestability.
Emma, at Auntie Em's Creatables, is having a multi-forum swap on her blog, Give Me A Rose!
Everything here is Stampin' Up, except for the stamp, ribbon, and rhinestones. Stampin' Up items are Kiwi Kiss cs, Bella Rose pp, Riding Hood Red and Kiwi Kiss ink, Versamark for the embossing (ok, embossing powder is not SU either), and Ticket Corner punch. Other items are Technique Tuesday stamps, scallop Nestability, the backside of some American Crafts ribbon, and Dollar Tree rhinestones.
I got these mailed off today, and still have 5 swaps to make for, one is another A-Z swap. I hope to get some layouts done, as soon as I find some challenges to work on, lol! If you are new to my blog, I pretty much only do challenges. They keep me busy, and (hopefully) make my layouts different. It helps keep me out of ruts. Doing challenges (and SC sketches) has given me an opportunity to make 162 layouts so far this year! On that note, this year alone, I have made exactly 450 ATCs!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

It Is Fixed!!

I know many of you have had a hard time getting to my blog, I do apologize. At first, blogger said it had to do with Blogger and Internet Explorer together, and only some people were affected, and others were able to view it with different browswers. I found out today, it had to do with the Followers gadget! The fix, move the gadget further down the sidebar! I did that, and VOILA, you can now view my blog! I am sorry for those of you who have been trying, especially during the blog hop. If I had known sooner, I would have fixed it sooner. If you are having problems with your blog, try this simple fix! If you are having problems with other people's blogs, try a different browser, and find some way to let them know what the problem is. I do apologize, and I hope you continue to come back and visit! Thanks for your patience!

A Couple Pages

I was able to get 2 pages done yesterday, both for yesterday's challenges at Scrapbook Challenges!
This one is for Lyndsay's Cardboard Challenge.
I used Walmart cs, Close To My Heart pp, cardboard which I stripped and painted with Making Memories paint (note to self, paint BEFORE you adhere cardboard), Bazzill flower, a paper covered brad, and unknown chipboard letters.
This was Annie's Make It and Pop It challenge, making your own embellishments and pop dotting them.
I used Basic Grey Euphoria pp (lots of scraps) and letters, handmade felt embellishments, hand cut flowers, SU Spiral punch, Nestabilities, and some Stickles. Of course, all the embellies are pop dotted. I had no S's left in my alphabet, so the one S you see was an 8, then I subbed Z's for the the other S's , and the R is a P and the tail of a K.
I also spent the evening working on some ATCs while watching A&E's Pride and Prejudice-the only good version, lol! I hope to have them finished up tonight so I can share them, and get them sent out!

Monday, May 25, 2009


What a weekend! Thanks again to everyone who participated in the blog hop! It was tons of fun!!
It is Monday, which means another sketch at Scrapbook Challenges! There are also new challenges up, so be sure to check it out! This week's sketch is #145!
For mine, I used Pink Paislee Vintage Moon pp, Thickers, and My Little Shoebox mini alpha stickers.
Over the weekend, I got these ATCs back from a Split Coast Stampers Patriotic ATC swap.
I also got this Free Choice ATC from Snowlady from AMR.
AMR's Grettasgranddaughter sent me these journaling spots! Thanks!!
If you are new to my blog, I share all the scrappy mail I get as well as my layouts and such! It is my way of saying thanks to the person/group who sent it! Plus, who doesn't want to see thier ATCs/cards displayed right?
Thanks again for visiting me today!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Winner Is.....

Thank you everyone for participating in our Blog Hop!  I hope you had as much as I did!  I loved learning about so many of you, and most of you I have subscribed and/or followed your blog!!
I spent the weekend keeping up on comments and compiling lists, lol!  I took everyone's comments, and gave them an entry based on the items they qualified for....

1          jeanie nieva-re:Rowee

2          jeanie nieva-Follow

3          Nicole K/GothamGal-re:Herself

4          Nicole K/GothamGal-re:Rowee

5          Rose Ann-re:Rowee

6          Rose Ann-re:Herself

7          Rose Ann-Sketch

8          Rose Ann-Join SC

9          Rose Ann-Follow

10        Simply Me-re:Rowee

11        Simply Me -re:Herself

12        Simply Me -Sketch

13        Simply Me -Join SC

14        Simply Me –Follow

15        Tami-re:Herself

16        Geralyn-re:Herself

17        Alex-re:Herself

18        Alex-re:Rowee

19        Alex-Follow

20        Ann-re:Herself

21        Ann-Sketch

22        Ann-Join SC

23        Laura-re:Herself

24        Luanne-re:Herself

25        Luanne-re:Rowee

26        Luanne-Sketch

27        Luanne-Join SC

28        Luanne-Follow

29        Jenn C.-re:Herself

30        Jenn C.-re:Rowee

31        Jenn C.-Sketch

32        Jenn C.-Follow

33        TheresaE-re:Herself

34        Christina-re:Rowee

35        Christina-Sketch

36        Christina-Join SC

37        Christina-Follow

38        Toby-re:Herself

39        Toby-re:Rowee

40        Toby-Join SC

41        Toby-Follow

42        Brandy-re:Herself

43        Brandy-re:Rowee

44        Brandy-Follow

45        Rachelle-re:Herself

46        Ade-re:Herself

47        Ade-Sketch

48        scrappyart-re:Herself

49        scrappyart-re:Rowee

50        scrappyart-Follow

51        LBMann-re:Herself

52        Tracie

53        Cheryl Kosakura-re:Herself

54        Cheryl Kosakura-re:Rowee

55        Cheryl Kosakura-Sketch

56        Cheryl Kosakura-Follow

57        Diana-re:Herself

58        Diana-Sketch

59        Benga-re:Rowee

60        Benga-Sketch

61        Benga-Join SC

62        Benga-Follow

63        Joann-re:Herself

64        Joann-re:Rowee

65        krista-re:Herself

66        Parker and Emma’s Mom-re:Herself

67        Parker and Emma’s Mom-re:Rowee

68        Parker and Emma’s Mom-Follow

69        scrappin{jewlz}-re:Herself

70        scrappin{jewlz}-re:Rowee

71        scrappin{jewlz}-Follow

72        NanaBeth-re:Herself

73        Lydia

74        Dee Gallimore-Perry-re:Herself

75        Cropaddict-re:Herself

76        Cropaddict-re:Rowee

77        Cropaddict-Follow

78        Cathy-re:Herself

79        Cathy-re:Rowee

80        wendipooh13

81        Stacy Milford-re:Herself

82        Stacy Milford-re:Rowee

83        Stacy Milford-Follow

84        Terri (Meterr)

85        Inara-re:Herself

86        Inara-re:Rowee

87        Inara-Sketch

88        Ginny-re:Herself

89        Ginny-Join SC

90        Ginny-Follow

91        tammiejean-re:Herself

92        Betty-re:Herself

93        Betty-re:Rowee

94        scrapbookmom79-re:Herself

95        scrapbookmom79-re:Rowee

96        scrapbookmom79-Sketch

97        scrapbookmom79-Join SC

98        scrapbookmom79-Follow

99        tigardlilly-re:Herself

100     tigardlilly-re:Rowee

101     tigardlilly-Join SC

102     tigardlilly-Follow

103     Rox-Ann-re:Herself

104     Rox-Ann-re:Rowee

105     lovin2scrap-re:Herself

106     lovin2scrap-re:Rowee

107     lovin2scrap-Sketch

108     lovin2scrap-Follow

109     Chris-re:Herself

110     Chris-re:Rowee

111     Chris-Follower

112     Cute#1-re:Herself

113     Cute#1-re:Rowee

114     Cute#1-Sketch

115     Cute#1-Join SC

116     Cute#1-Follow

117     TraceyT-re:Herself

118     Audrey Huskins-re:Herself

119     Audrey Huskins-re:Rowee

120     Z-re:Herself

121     Z-Follower

I then went to

and it chose....# 43, which is Brandy and her comment about Rowee!  Congrats Brandy!  Email me your mailing information, and I will get your RAK sent out!  climarwig at msn dot com!!

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Note: When I generated the randomizer, it did go to 121, I promise!

Thanks again to everyone for participating!