Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This Weekend's Stuff

Please bear with me, as my blog headers are huge!! I have tried to fix it, but can't seem to get it to work. I know it looks dumb, lol! I have played a little in the html, but nothing works. If you know how to fix it, I would love to hear from you!
I didn't get a whole lot done this weekend, I have rediscovered Facebook games, lol!!! But I did manage to get a couple layouts done and an inchie swap.
This is for Scrapbook Challenges, Yummy In My Tummy Challenge.
I used all Pink Paislee Captivating pp scraps, My Little Shoebox mini letters, Thickers, Special Moments (Dollar Tree) stickers, and a button.
AMR Scraplift Challenge-Sept #2.
I used DCWV cs, Black Market Paper Society (RAK) pp, Magic Mesh, ribbon, Prima flowers, and stickled Thickers, and hand dyed "skittles". I colored Edward's eyes a pretty golden brown, lol!!!
For a swap I am hosting at Swap Addicts Anonymous-All Holidays Inchies. There is a group for each holiday, then seasons! I am doing all groups, of course! LOL
New Years, Valentine's, St Patty's, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.
I used Bazzill cs, Studio G stamps, brads, rhinestones, snaps, LOTS of Stickles, and a variety of different pens.
I got a few swaps back too!
SCS Beach Inchie swap. Apparently there were a few drop outs!
Part of the same swap, the Beach Theme ATCs.
AMR Months of the Year ATCs.
I won a random prize from the Beach ATC/Inchie swap, got this from TiDbItOlOgLsT54.
Got this from grammy-b at SAA with her gorgeous Fruit ATCs as a hostess RAK. Thanks Bren!!
I better get to work really soon, or I won't have anything to share, lol!!
Thanks for stopping by, my readers are the best!!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Back To Our Regular Broadcasting

I have had this ready to post for a few days, just had to wait till the blog hop was over. :)
I made this card for Basic Grey Challenges blog, embossing.
I used all BG Porcelain pp, BG Eva stamps, Quickutz Polka Dots embossing folder, Cuttlebug Just My Type embossing border folder, Studio G stamp, buttons, and pop-dotted the flower center, flourish, and sentiment.
This is also for Scrapbook Challenges Stamp It and Make 'Em Pop challenge.
September Digi Challenge over at SC, Make Your Own Desktop Wallpaper
I used elements and paper from Summer Driggs: Sweet Springtime.
SC Challenge, Use Same Photo More Than Once.
I used Stampin' Up! pp, but don't know what line since it was a RAK, lol. Also used DCWV cs, Prima flowers, Thickers, and buttons.
I also got my Michael Jackson Tribute Songs ATCs back.
I will have more to share tomorrow, I got lots of scrapbooking done this weekend!! WOO HOO!

Blog Hop Winner

It is Monday, which for all you new people to my blog, means a new sketch at Scrapbook Challenges! I really liked this one, Pamela did another fantastic job!!
Sketch 163 (link coming soon)
My take...
I used Basic Grey Mistletoe and Pear pp, My Little Shoebox mini letters, and Thickers.
I want to thank all of you for participating in Scrapbook Challenges 2nd Blog Hop! I had tons of fun reading everyone's comments and seeing your layouts! Thanks for following me, and for joining at SC! I hope to get to know you a lot better in the near future! Thanks also to my already loyal followers and readers, you know I love ya!!
I took all the qualifying comments, and put them in Random.org.....
Congrats Silvia! Email me your mailing info, and I will get something out to you very soon!
climarwig at msn dot com

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  1. silvia said...I am a follower of your blog September 27, 2009 11:36 PM
  2. Melissa said...What a great interpretation of the sketch! September 25, 2009 4:46 PM
  3. Terria said...Awesome take on the sketch I love that DP for the background!! September 27, 2009 3:14 PM
  4. Melissa said...I am now a follower of your blog! September 25, 2009 4:47 PM
  5. Carole Stirrat said...Hi Marilyn,Your fur babies are soooo cute!! Thanks for being part of this blog hop =] September 27, 2009 5:19 PM
  6. djp said...and i follow you :) September 27, 2009 2:19 PM
  7. djp said...just joined SC!! waiting for mod. approval! September 27, 2009 2:19 PM
  8. CraftyRia said...I love the way you rotated the sketch. Great job! September 27, 2009 6:24 PM
  9. scrapbookmom79 said...I'm a lifetime member of SC!!! September 25, 2009 2:43 PM
  10. Beth Warren said...Great blog and layouts! September 26, 2009 8:07 PM
  11. djp said...as always, great stuff!!! i always enjoy checking out your layouts! September 27, 2009 1:49 PM
  12. bessie said...Cool LO with the pumpkins! September 25, 2009 7:02 PM
  13. Heather McDaniel said...I'm a follower! September 26, 2009 9:10 AM
  14. Ann said...Hello, just stopping in for the blog hop. September 25, 2009 7:11 PM
  15. Jingle said...Your layout is great! I wish I could join, but I am SO not comfortable opening a MySpace account. I wish it was all on a blog or Facebook, instead! :-( September 25, 2009 8:13 PM
  16. Celeste said...HII finally hopped to your blog - gosh I am tired!!lolGreat layout - this is kind of fun!! September 25, 2009 6:02 PM
  17. Mary said...Love your LO. September 25, 2009 3:53 PM
  18. Bree and Reilly said...you ladies have some of the coolest blogs, you are the 5th one I have visted and I am so impressed with all of your work September 25, 2009 3:58 PM
  19. Lydia Siegel said...Im a memeber of SC. September 26, 2009 4:03 PM
  20. liliput said...Lovely layout Marilyn! i'm already a follower :).Thank you for the chance. Blog hopping is really fun! hopping off now.. hop hop hop September 25, 2009 6:05 PM
  21. Rosalee said...I am now a follower of your great Blog September 25, 2009 3:40 PM
  22. Charisma3103 said...Awesome Blog love it... Excellent take on the sketch!! Janie September 26, 2009 5:36 AM
  23. kee kee said...I love that BG Ambrosia pp. Great take on the sketch. September 26, 2009 9:32 AM
  24. scrappin{jewlz} said...Fabulous layout!!I am already a follower :) September 25, 2009 9:06 PM
  25. Anneliese said...& I am now one of your many followers! September 27, 2009 4:47 PM
  26. latte_grande said...Oh, and I'm totally following your blog, too! ;) September 25, 2009 6:00 PM
  27. Reija said...What a great bloghop and giveaways! I love your scrapbooking! September 26, 2009 5:26 AM
  28. Angie's Scrappin Spot said...great layout, love your take on the sketch. September 25, 2009 5:01 PM
  29. Jingle said...Of course I follow your blog! September 25, 2009 8:13 PM
  30. sollie said...Lovely creations! September 26, 2009 4:51 AM
  31. Genevieve Rodriguez said...Cute take on the sketch! Great blog hop. September 26, 2009 9:40 PM
  32. junqueandroses said...Love your layout. September 25, 2009 10:37 PM
  33. Breann said...Just joined SC...waiting for my approval from admin. September 26, 2009 4:38 PM
  34. Benga said...Hi! I like the way you flipped the sketch, nice! September 26, 2009 2:56 AM
  35. Issa Virtucio-Lucido said...you have cute little pets here... so nice to hop in your blog! September 25, 2009 8:07 PM
  36. Kristi B. said...I am a member of SC already. :) September 25, 2009 4:58 PM
  37. latte_grande said...Wow, really love your take on the sketch...those papers go perfect with your pics!Thanks so much for the chance to win! :) September 25, 2009 5:59 PM
  38. Kristi B. said...Great use of the sketch Marilyn! Those are some cute photos you used. :) September 25, 2009 4:57 PM
  39. RachelM said...Sweet layout! September 26, 2009 11:50 AM
  40. silvia said...Here is my LO:http://sillyscrap.blogspot.com/2009/09/scrapbook-challenges-blog-hop-sketch.html September 27, 2009 11:36 PM
  41. Mary said...I'm a follower September 25, 2009 3:53 PM
  42. krista said...great blog and layouts! thanks for sharing your work :) September 26, 2009 4:52 PM
  43. ytet said...Hi Marilyn, Nice to be here in your blog. This blog hopping is really fun. September 25, 2009 11:52 PM
  44. Scrappy Girl said...I find it hard not to do a sketch exactly too! September 25, 2009 5:04 PM
  45. RachelM said...I'm now a follower! :) Thanks for the chance to win. September 26, 2009 11:51 AM
  46. CraftyRia said...I am also a follower of your blog! September 27, 2009 6:27 PM
  47. CraftyRia said...You did it. You talked me into joining Scrapbook Challenges! September 27, 2009 6:26 PM
  48. stampkjs said...I joined SC also! :) September 26, 2009 3:21 PM
  49. Scrappy Girl said...I follow September 25, 2009 5:04 PM
  50. stampkjs said...I really enjoyed your blog so I now am a follower! September 26, 2009 3:20 PM
  51. JPScraps said...Love how you turned the sketch...The layout looks great. September 25, 2009 3:30 PM
  52. Breann said...Now following your blog...i don't like cats generally, but i am liking toby in that tunnel! September 26, 2009 4:39 PM
  53. stampkjs said...Love your LO, especially doing the pictures down instead of across. September 26, 2009 3:19 PM
  54. kee kee said...I just became a member of the SC MySpace group!Thanks for another chance to win! September 26, 2009 9:33 AM
  55. sarah said...love all of the inspo on this blog hop! i'm about to become a follower.hugs,sarah. September 26, 2009 7:40 PM
  56. Anneliese said...Great take on the lo!! September 27, 2009 4:47 PM
  57. Tara Powell said...Great blog, LOVE what you did with the sketch! :)Tara September 25, 2009 2:56 PM
  58. Benga said...Here's my take on the sketch:http://scrappalific.blogspot.com/2009/09/joining-in-fun.html.Thanks! September 26, 2009 2:56 AM
  59. Issa Virtucio-Lucido said...Hi Marilyn... I am now your follower! I am still new here and still finding my way in the hop. September 25, 2009 8:04 PM
  60. scrappin{jewlz} said...and I see in your previous post that you used the little cupcake I was going to use for the birthday inchie, so I'm going to have to come up with something else now! LOL September 25, 2009 9:12 PM
  61. Heather McDaniel said...GREAT LO. Makes me want to go and scrap my pumpkin patch pictures! September 26, 2009 9:09 AM
  62. jeanie nieva said...great job on the sketch. thanks for sharing. :) September 25, 2009 6:07 PM
  63. scrapbookmom79 said...I am already a follower of your fab blog! September 25, 2009 2:42 PM
  64. Rosalee said...Here is my LO for the sketch:http://rosaleescrap.blogspot.com/2009/09/scrapbook-challenge-blog-hop-entry-here.html#comments September 25, 2009 6:30 PM
  65. Rosalee said...Love your LO, the colors look good together. September 25, 2009 3:40 PM
  66. scrappin{jewlz} said...And I am already in the Scrapbook challenges group (not that I get to Myspace all that often...) September 25, 2009 9:10 PM
  67. silvia said...Fantastic LO!!! September 27, 2009 8:42 PM
  68. Anneliese said...I am going to join sc as soon as I am done w/ this fabulous bloghop! September 27, 2009 4:47 PM
  69. Issa Virtucio-Lucido said...I just signed in at my space but its still subject to the owner's approval... i think I'm gonna enjoy it here! September 25, 2009 8:06 PM
  70. Benga said...Hi there! I just followed you, having trouble with blogger yesterday. Thanks! September 27, 2009 3:25 AM
  71. Kristi B. said...I am following your blog. :) September 25, 2009 4:59 PM
  72. Jamie Harder said...Love your blog!! I am now following:-) September 27, 2009 6:01 PM
  73. scrapbookmom79 said...great take on the sketch girly! September 25, 2009 2:42 PM

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Friday, September 25, 2009

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop!! If you are just joining, head on over to Pamela's blog and get started!
Welcome Back!
If you don't know about Scrapbook Challenges, let me tell you about it! It is a group on MySpace with weekly sketches and challenges. Pamela makes the sketches each week and does a fabulous job! The challenges are put up by the design team and are always fun to do. For each challenge and sketch that you complete, you get put in for the monthly prize drawing! This month the sponsor is My Little Shoebox. If you are not a member of SC, head over there and check it out! I promise you will not be disappointed.
Pamela has created a sketch just for this blog hop, and continues to not disappoint.
The thing I like about sketches, is for me, they really are a challenge. I find it difficult to not do the sketch exactly. That is what's so great about sketches, if the freedom you have, while still being inspired!
This is my take on the sketch. I used Basic Grey Ambrosia pp, My Little Shoebox letters, Thickers, Lil Davis wooden embellies (RAK from Pamela), and a chipboard journaling spot.
Everyone who does the sketch, will be entered into a drawing to win this stamp set by Unity Stamp Company, Birdie Inspiration! Just post a link to it on Pamela's Blog or in Scrapbook Challenges.While you are participating in our blog hop, be sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog, and you will be put into the drawing to win BOTH of these kits from Apron Strings Monthly Kits.

Want another chance at a great prize? Just answer these questions, and you will be entered to win this Unity Stamp set, Bevy of Butterflies! When you have the answers, email Pamela with your answers...pamelacy@msn.com

1. What is the name of our guest blogger today?

2. Name one of our newest DT members.

3. How long has Scrapbook Challenges on myspace been around?

4. Which Scrapbook Challenges DT member also designs for Scrap Within Reach?

5. Are you a member of Scrapbook Challenges on myspace?
I will have a prize for one lucky person who comments on my blog as well. Just leave me a comment and I will put you in the drawing! I don't know what the prize will be yet, but it will be awesome!!! You will get an entry for your comment here, an entry for joining SC (if you haven't already), an entry for linking me to your layout based on the sketch, and another entry for following me! Be sure to leave a separate comment in this thread for each entry!
Now, head on over to Lindsay's blog and continue on! Have fun and be sure to check out Scrapbook Challenges!
Comments for the Blog Hop are closed

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Scrappy Mail-Woo HOO!!

Disney Villain swap from Split Coast.
AMR August Crop ATC swap-Free Choice
Got this from Whitney, from a mini swap on AMR.
This is my sign on bonus for doing another term at Scrapbook Challenges. Pamela knows I adore paper, so I got tons of it! Thanks Pamela....YOU ROCK!
I won a prize with the Disney Villains swap, so Celeste sent me this little package of ribbon! Thanks Celeste!
And I finally got my prize from Quickutz!! I need to get another A and C plate for my Cuttlebug, so I can use that long die! I am thinking those file folders would be neat on an ATC!! And the dots embossing folder....LOVE IT!
That is all for now, but like I said yesterday, I am working on some other stuff, so hopefully I will have more to share really soon!!
Happy Scrappin' Friends!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Some Stuff and a Mess

So, I have been working on ATCs, inchies, and some altered things this past weekend. First off, these ATCs are for a heritage swap over at Split Coast. We had the make a heritage ATC for each person in our group(s) according to the heritage they gave us. I went and signed up for 3 groups, and got overwhelmed very quickly. Luckily, we could make multiples of the same one for different people. I made 35 total-of course had to make an extra of each one for myself, lol! I decided to go with the flags of their country's heritage.
I used Wassau cs for the base, then Bazzill for everything else, shapes are drawn and cut with Silhouette, used rhinestones, and put the 2x3 flags on Technique Tuesday Technique Tiles.
For an embellishment swap over at Swap Addicts Anonymous using DCWV Doodlin' Around the Page, I needed to make journal spots.
I used the actual paper from the stack on everything, except the lined paper on the monster one, that is Scenic Route.
This one I used a Technique Tuesday stamp.

I also threw in a couple border strips. This one is 8 inches and used SU Scallop border punch.
This one is 6 inches long and used Fiskars Apron Lace border punch.
I designed some inchies for an All Holidays Inchie swap at SAA. I have only made one of each so far, but have everything cut and stamped. All I need to do now is decorate and put together the others. I signed up for all of them, of course, lol!! There is New Years, Valentine's, St Patty's, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter-13 total.
With that swap, and the other 4 ATCs I have designed/cut/bagged, I now have 5 projects to take with me to Laura's this weekend to work on. I even wrote what supplies I need on the bags, so I only take what I need.
This is the mess after designing the inchies! I used scraps for all of it!! Luckily this is now cleaned up!
Now I need to start some DT stuff and some challenges.
Don't forget about the Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop, THIS WEEKEND!! It will be tons of fun, and I will be having a prize as well, so be sure to check it out!
Scrappy Mail tomorrow!!!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Scrapbook Challenge Monday

Another Monday, another Scrapbook Challenges Sketch!
Sketch 162
Here is my take. I used Cosmo Cricket Early Bird pp, Bazzill cs, Unity Stamp-Lots of Wishes, Heidi Grace letter stickers, and Stickles.
Scrapbook Challenges is having another blog hop! I am super excited for this and can't wait till next weekend! Be sure to come check it out!!!
Speaking of Scrapbook Challenges, I got another DT prize this past week from Pamela. I signed on for another term, so I got more goodies! It is mostly paper, which is totally cool! Tons of awesome stuff, it is always fun to work your new stuff into your stash!!! Thanks Pamela!!
That's all for today. I will be back tomorrow with a few things to share!
Happy Scrapping!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Scrappy Randomness

This is the layout I did for AMR's Book Of Me Challenge #5. Never Forget.
I used Cosmo Cricket Earth Love pp, die cuts from a RAK, crocheted butterfly from a RAK, misc ribbon/lace, and Thickers. The journaling is about my feeling on how I looked that day.
One of the challenges from the crop was to make a Halloween Goody Package and a card, then sent it off to another AMR member.
I made this treat bag with an ATC sized zip loc bag, unknown pp, Creative Imaginations rubon, CB Creepy die cuts
and CB scalloped square die.
This is the matching card I made (except for the cs).
I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss cs, Around The Block pp, CB Creepy die cuts and embossing folder, CB scalloped square dies, Inkadinkado stamps, and the same unknown pp.
AMR's grettasgranddaughter sent me this Big Bite with her swap ATCs, along with the little scrapbook and crocheted butterflies. I love how they are just the scallop circle folded in half! She told me she got this for herself on clearance for $15, and I asked her to pick me up on and I would repay her. She sent it to me, and told me not to worry about! How sweet is that?! I only hope I can repay her someday, or at least be able to do the same for someone else. Thanks Julia!!!
That is all I have so far. Again, I am writing this on Monday, so hopefully by tomorrow, I will have something else to share!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

AMR Crop Layouts

So, AMR had it's monthly crop last weekend, so I have lots to share today!
9/11 Remembrance Challenge
I found all the names of the people who died in the twin towers, and put them in a text box in Photoshop. Then added the frame, the journaling sheet, more text, and we have a page.
Beefcake Challenge
LOL, this was inspired by the avatar challenge I had to change your avatar to your favorite "beefcake" celebrity. He may not be the definition of beefcake, but Edward Cullen is hot! LOL
I used Bazzill cs, BG Wisteria pp, Tim Holtz Ticket (to cover up messed up rubon), Heidi Grace rubons, Kaiser Crafts pearls, Prima flowers, buttons, and Heidi Swap Chipboard letters.
Falling Title Challenge-Falling must be part of title.
I used SU Melon Mambo and Pacific Point cs, SU Good Morning Sunshine pp, die cut letters, Tinkering Ink felt embellishments, Martha Stewart Around the Edge border and corner punches, MM rhinestone flowers, Prima Flowers, and Kaiser Crafts Rhinestones.
Recipe Challenge-I was given use Green (lots) on layout, chipboard, pp as background, and 2 types of distressing.
I used Around The Block pp, SU Top Note die which I painted, inked the edges, and covered in Stickles, BG Granola pp, SU Butterfly dies for the wings, which I used Crackle Paint and Distress Ink on, I scraped the edges of the layout and inked, the letters are 7-Gypsies rubons with velvet rubbed on top, Kaiser Crafts pearls, Flair Designs paper ribbon over Bazzill cs, and a Cricut cut apple.
Fall Out Boy Challenge-Favorite musician/band.
I couldn't decide on which one to use, so I decided to go with The Love Hammers (Marty Casey from Rockstar INXS) since I had great photos of them.
I used Core'dinations cs (sanded the edges), Sassafras Amplify pp, unknown letters, SU Spiral punch, velvet punched circles, unknown paperclip embellies, buttons, and DCWV Rockstar guitar.
Fall Challenge-scrap the sights/senses of fall, other than costumes, pumpkins, etc.
I used Bo Bunny pp and brackets, Thickers, and Target Dollar Spot felt leaves.
I have one more challenge to show you tomorrow, but it isn't a layout. I also have a couple other things to share, so be sure to tune in tomorrow! LOL