Wednesday, October 21, 2009

12 Cards, One Challenge

Believe it or not, all of these cards are for one challenge at AMR. The Friday team challenge, make 12 cards, one for each month of the year.
Bazzill Dotted Swiss cs, DCWV glitter paper, Bazzill Bling cs, Studio G stamps, Silver Stickles, American Crafts velvet ribbon, and buttons.
Bazzill cs, Basic Grey Bittersweet pp, SU stamp (unknown), CB heart die cuts, BG buttons, Kaiser Crafts pearls, and Cotton Candy Stickles.
DCWV cs, Creative Imaginations pp, Studio G stamps, Bo Bunny ribbon, Silhouette cut shamrocks, Bic Mark-It markers, Gold Gel Pen, and Green Stickles.
Bazzill cs, Scenic Route pp, Studio G stamps, Inkadinkado stamps, ribbon, Pink Stickles, and Eucalyptus Stickles.
Bazzill cs, BG Wisteria pp, Studio G stamps, buttons, and Stardust Stickles.
Bazzill cs, BG Mellow pp, Studio G stamps, Cloud 9 Design raindrops.
SU Riding Hood Red cs, SU Rockabilly Express pp, SU Good Morning Sunshine pp, Studio G stamps, ric rac, Kaiser Crafts pearls, and SU Pacific Point and Riding Hood Red ink.
Bazzill cs, Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine pp and tag, buttons, and ribbon.
SU Kiwi Kiss cs, SU Good Morning Sunshine pp, Studio G stamps, and buttons.
Bazzill cs, CB Spooky die cut, CB Spiderweb Embossing Folder, Inkadinkado stamp, Black Diamond Stickles, and Orange Peel Stickles.
Bazzill cs, Bo Bunny pp, Felt Fusion felt, Inkadinkado stamp, and rhinestones.
Bazzill cs, BG Wassail pp, MM Stamps, and buttons.
Thanks for checking in again, here's hoping I can get more done, because I have been out of the scrappy loop for a while. I am still trying to juggle my new life with scrapping!
Oh YEAH, how could I forget, Happy Anniversary Cliff! I love you more than you know!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Get Well Wishes, RAKs, and ATCs

I have gotten lost of scrappy mail in the last week or so, and if you are a regular reader, you know that I love to share what I get, no matter big or small!
I got this card and RAK from Paulette/parknslide on SCS with a swap.
Jana/mn-jana-oh from AMR sent me this as a prize from a challenge.
A couple RAKs from Julie/scrappin{jewlz}.
Got this one yesterday from Anne Marie as a prize from the AMR crop.
While in the hospital, Lisa/LBOregon from AMR brought me this! Her 7 yr old daughter made the card, and Lisa made the crocheted flowers.
I have been getting get well cards from my AMR gals!
Scrappy Girl
Thanks to all the ladies who have sent me cards, they really helped brighten my day!
I spent this past weekend, working on ATCs, I had fallen behind.
AMR Scrap Pink, with Breast Cancer Theme
I used DCWV cs, October Afternoon pp, Studio G Stamp, "skittles" and ribbon.
AMR October Crop, Pop Culture ATC swap
I used my new Twilight rubber stamps, Bazzill cs, October Afternoon pp, Glaze Pen, Kaiser Crafts rhinestones, and Stardust pen.
AMR Twlight Swap
SU Dusty Durango cs, Pink Paislee Vintage Moon pp, Twilight stamps, cream cs, buttons, embroidery floss.
AMR Christmas swap
BG Mistletoe and Pear pp, BG Figgy Pudding stamp, Mike's Christmas ribbon, Studio G stamp, Christmas Red Stickles, rhinestones.
AMR Thanksgiving Swap
Plain cs, Cosmo Cricket Souvenir pp, Inkadinkado stamps, brads, misc ribbon, cut turkey with Silhouette.
SCS Other Christmas Carols swap
Bazzill cs, BG Wassail pp, SU Season of Simple Grace stamp, Satin Pearl embossing powder, SU Always Artichoke ink, Fired Brick Distress Stickles, Champagne Glitz Stickles, and rhinestones.
I have one more day of blogging planned, and hopefully by Thursday, I will have more to share with you!!! Tomorrow, a 12 card challenge!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Whirlwind Week

What a week I had. I spent last weekend and 1st part of the week in the hospital, with respiratory problems. As a result, I have quit smoking, am eating healthy, and now on an insulin regime for my diabetes. I am feeling so good, happy, and very empowered. I am super excited for the changes I am making in my life, and look forward to the physical changes in the future!
Now that I have explained my absence, let's move on to the scrappy part of my life, which is the point of my blog, lol!
It is Monday, which means a new sketch at Scrapbook Challenges.
Sketch 166
My take on the sketch.
I used Bazzill cs, Bazzill Just the Edge border strips, Basic Grey Romani pp (I think), Thickers, Tim Holtz Tag, Prima Flowers, and Milled Lavender Distress Stickles.
Last weekend was the AMR October Crop, which I had to leave early to go to the ER, but I did manage to get all the challenges done before I left-priorities you know! There are some regular monthly AMR challenges mixed in here as well.
This was for AMR's Oct 1st half Product Challenge, Use Paint.
I am out of foam brushes, so I used my God-given tools, my fingers.
I used Bazzill cs, MM Paint, K&Co chipboard sprayed with Glimmer Mist, RAK'd tag and handmade embellishment, Thickers, and punched/pieced flowers with rhinestone centers.
AMR Oct 1st half Scraplift Challenge.
I used Sassafras Hog Heaven pp, stickers, and letters, Prima flowers, brads, buttons, and Thickers. The inside scalloped paper, is part of the same paper that is the outside edge-I cut the scallops out, then pop-dotted the whole scalloped piece inside (does that make sense?).
AMR Crop, Sketch Challenge
I used Basic Grey Mistletoe and Pear pp, Cuttlebug snowflake die cuts with DCWV Glitter paper, Bazzill chipboard (inked), MM Hullabaloo letter stickers, and Kaiser Crafts rhinestones.
Here is an example of how I am eating. Spinach Salad with canned salmon, carrots, red peppers, tomato, boiled egg, homemade lemon garlic vinaigrette. It was SOOOO yummy!!
Back to the scrappiness, I made this bookmark for a challenge during the AMR crop, make a tag/bookmark using alcohol inks.
I used a variety of Inkadinkado stamps (from the Costco packs), then used 5 colors of Ranger alcohol inks till I got the look I was going for, BG fibers, eyelet, and regular plain white cs.
AMR crop challenge, Bookmark Card.
I was feeling really, really bad, so I got really lazy on this one. I used Special Moments (Dollar Tree) stickers, and Creative Imaginations rubons. Inside is a bookmark using the same supplies that is perforated so the bookmark can be detached.
Interestingly enough, my DT had a little crop the same day. I joined late, so I only got one challenge done, we had to make a card based on the Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue wedding concept.
I used Bazzill cs, BG Two Scoops pp (old), SU Crazy for Cupcakes stamps, Kaiser Crafts rhinestones (new), MM Ribbon (blue), and Bic Mark Its markers. The something borrowed, is supposed to be a scraplift or sketch, I used a sketch.
It was my turn for a challenge last week at Scrapbook Challenges, so I chose the paper piecing technique. I really wasn't feeling well, so I am not super happy with the outcome.
I used BG Figgy Pudding pp, BG Infuse ribbon, BG buttons, Creative Imaginations rubons, and SU Season of Simple Grace stamps with SU Inks. I stamped each item in separate colors, cut out, and pieced together.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

And The Scrappiness Continues

As promised, here is the rest of the stuff I got done this weekend.Align CenterThis one is for a SC challenge, Ad Challenge.
I used BG Phresh & Phunky pp/letters/tag, TT Technique Tile, unknown felt flowers, and some fiber.
AMR Sketch Challenge Week 2.
I used Bazzill cs, MM mixed lines pp and ribbon, crocheted flowers from Lisa, BG buttons, and Thickers.
AMR Font/Title challenge, Oct first half-use brackets in a bold way.
I used Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday pp, Bazzill cs, die cut flowers from Julie, chipboard brackets-inked and covered in Glossy Accents, Thickers, hand dyed "skittles", Flair badge, and unknown sticker.
I made this altered composition notebook for my cousin's birthday.
I used BG Sultry pp/letters/chipboard, Glossy Accents on the letters, and CB Flowers die and Cuttlekids Fairytale Alpha die for the butterfly.
I made a matching card, BG Sultry pp/brads, Bazzill, American Crafts ribbon, EKS stamp, and CB Flowers die.
A couple ATCs....
This is one I made for the Kids Only swap over at Swap Addicts Anonymous. I wanted to make the kids in the swap an ATC from me.
I used BG Cupcake pp, SU CS (Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede), SU Perfect Party stamps-stamped with inks matching the cs, Nestabilities, Stickles (Lime Green, Waterfall, Cinnamon), and clear "skittles".
This one is for AMR, September Crop swap-theme is fall.
I used Bazzill cs, DCWV Doodlin' Around the Page pp, Cricket Doodlecharms for the leaves/acorn, CB Flowers die, Studio G stamp, and a button.
A couple RAKs I have gotten recently, this one is from Lisa/LBOregon (AMR). Her daughter is in the Kids Only swap on SAA, so she made me these crocheted flowers as a hostess RAK!
Then, scraprageous/Lucinda sent me this stamp set from EK Success, along with some teeny tiny rhinestones (little square packages at top of stamps).
I got really sick yesterday, so I didn't get anything else done, scrappy wise. I am hoping to get some done today, since it seems I am feeling better today. For now, this is all I have to share, so here's hoping for some progress so I can blog tomorrow!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Monday, A Little Late

Another Scrapbook Challenges Sketch! Sorry it is a day late, I guess I spaced it, lol!
Sketch 164
The layout I did for the sketch.
I used MME Bella Bella pp, Thickers, Adorn It little letters, die cuts from a RAK, and a button.
A card for Basic Grey Challenges, based on a sketch by Martine.
I used Bazzill cs, Basic Grey Blush pp, CB Asterisks dies, Kaiser Crafts rhinestones, and a stamped image I got from a swap so I don't know what it is, lol! I colored it with color pencils.
For my birthday last week, I got a $10 gift card from Michaels. So I printed a 40% coupon, and picked up this stuff! A Cuttlebug die cut set, Asterisks, and some Studio G $1 stamps.
Cliff made me this card for my birthday. He pulled out my Stampin Up Blender Pen and my inks, not to mention the Stickles, lol!
I also snagged this stamp set at Barnes and Noble!! $15 dollars for 8 rubber stamps, plus they are TWILIGHT!! Woo Hoo, now I want to do another Twilight ATC swap!!
I got quite a few layouts done this weekend, and will share tomorrow!!