Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Well currently this is what I store my stamps in. I only have a few, and I am still learning new tricks. I just learned how to use my heat gun and embossing powder, so I am sure my collection is going to grow. Here is my current storage solutions:
Everything is in the closet in these plastic containers, but I am getting my new desk and expedit for Christmas, so that tote would just look fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sketchy Thursdays 8.12 sketch challenge:
This challenge is a 2 page layout, and the prize is fantastic. So, what are you playing for? This week is sponsored by the awesome Lucky Girl Crafts. Lucky Girl Crafts offers monthly kits that are packed full of scrappy awesomeness with high quality products from your favorite manufacturers, like American Crafts, Sassafras Lass, Tim Holtz, Prima, My Mind's Eye, Jenni Bowlin and so much more! Lucky Girl Crafts it offering up a $30 gift certificate! WOW... you can practically pick your own kit!
So with that being said, here is my entry:This is going in the album I am making my sister for Christmas, This is her and her 4 beautiful babies. For this entry I used DCWV Black Currant stack, pink Mulberry Paper flowers by Prima, and Cricut Cuttin Up cartridge. Hope you enjoy!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
What: Scrapbooking a Layout (any size is fine)
When: Start June 1st and due by MIDNIGHT CDT June 15th
Where: You MUST upload the layout to the Live.Teach.Create Facebook Fan Page (click on the link and become a fan)
Why: To win a great prize (pic below)
You must create a layout with one photo of YOURSELF (it can include others), you MUST use a die cut of some type AND the layout needs to be about "Why I Scrapbook". I want to see the reasons why you scrapbook and how it makes you who you are! :)
June Challenge Prizes:
All 3 6x6 Pads of the most recent releases from Sassafras Lass (Nerdy Bird, Apple Jack and Cherry Delicious. Three bottles of Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels (Harvest Orange, Sand and Forest Moss-Nature Collection)
I am so excited to enter. I am still new to scrapbooking, so I still have never worked with Glimmer Mist (but am dying for some), and that paper is so stinking cute. I want it all!
This is a picture of me wearing my scrapbooking glasses, (don't you think they make me look smarter?) I don't even wear glasses, these belong to my Ugly Betty Halloween costume, I just feel in the zone when I wear them while scrapping. Anyway, the paper is from DCWV flower spring pack. I cut out the word create using the Cricut Home Decor cartridge and used Antique Linen stickles to dazzle up the paper . I also used the Cuttlebug to cut out and emboss the butterflies and Broken China distress stickles to accent the yellow silk flowers. The tag is from the K&Company tag pad, and the button is from some Lane Bryant capri's I owned a few years back.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
My little Blog is approaching 100 Followers, and is giving away a create a critter cricut cartridge! Here is your chance to win one of the hotest cartridges out there!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Head over to www.charmedcrafts.blogspot.com for a chance to win
The candy this time comprises the fabulous new Tim Holtz "Compendium of Curiosities" book, carrying on with Tim Holtz we have one of the new 12" x 12" idea-ology Paper Pads, plus I decided that a set of the super duper stamp sets by The Girls Paperie would fit right in with the "altered/vintage" theme.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Our sponsor this month is SNOBBY WALRUS. It's a fabulous new place that will surely put a smile on your face. If this guy....
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With that said, here is my entry:
This is a picture of my 3 nieces. Vanesa, Samantha, and Alyssa. No matter what you do or where you go, if they are involved, you definitely feel like you are going bonkers! It's a madhouse!
THE SONG: Everybody Knows by Concrete Blonde
As always, we choose our prize winners AND our guest gutter girlz from those of you who play along with us!! All you need to do is create YOUR art from OUR prompt, then leave us a comment with a direct LINK to your creation in your comment. We'll go through and pick a random prize winner, and our choice of a guest designer. How easy is THAT? This month's prize comes from our very own GutterGirl, Glenda!
I listened to the lyrics of the song, and although I liked them, they are kind of dark. I chose to focus on the positive. Yeah the world sucks, and life sometimes feels like it won't get any better, but it never outweighs the good. "It's no secret I love being aunt Shell", is my theme. I don't have any kids, but I have a gaggle of nieces and nephews, and I love them all. This is me and my 3 nieces Alyssa, Samantha, and Vanesa. They are crazy girls new to their teens. They giggle, and whisper, and are just genuine. Yeah they have smart mouths sometimes, but that is for their parents to correct. I just have fun being Auntie!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
For this challenge we are super excited to be teaming up with Diana's awesome sketch blog- Sketchy Thursdays. Sketchy Thursdays is a weekly sketch challenge blog that chooses one random winner each week to receive a scrappy prize for participating. So be sure to post your completed layouts on their site as well to double your chances of winning a prize!!!
For this one challenge, you are being asked to use both the sketch from Diana AND the WTG prompt.
Right Now - while the core of who you are doesn't change, I find that my interests and activities tend to evolve from one year to the next. Take a moment to capture the things you are into RIGHT NOW.Entertainment: Favorite TV shows, music, movies, websites Tastes: Foods and drinks you are into right now, clothing styles, products, brands Activities: Crafts you are working on, hobbies, interests, new routines or habits
(Try for at least 5 different facts about yourself right now! I find a list can work great but its totally your call!)
I loved this prompt, and here I am:It is true that at my core I am always the same person, but we all tend to try new things and develop new hobbies and favorite gadgets and hobbies. Here are the things that I love right now:
1. I never watched any of the Harry Potter movies, but now that we are going to Universal Florida, we decided to start at the beginning. I actually really like them.
2. My upcoming trip to the World of Harry Potter- Universal Orlando. We are staying at The Hard Rock Hotel. YAY!
3. I love my new Iphone. Can't say enough. Money well spent.
4. My success on Jenny Craig. Not only have I lost 22 pounds, my sugar is down, and now the treat of going on insulin is off the table. Another YAY!
5. You tube tutorials are fantastic. I feel so smart from watching people share their scrapbook, card making, and stamping knowledge.
6. Sugar free gum- really helps me curb my appetite.
7. Facebook and all its games. I am a chef, a farmer, and a mayor, oh my!
8. True Blood- I love Sookie Stackhouse, both in Charlaine Harris' books, and on HBO.
9. Bath and Body Works Orange Ginger Shampoo- when you sweat, it smell's so good!
10. Starbucks Shaken Green Tea Lemonade unsweetened with 2 sweet n lows- a great drink that helps me stay away from my beloved Diet Coke.
11. Mario Kart marathons- me and my husband will play this for hours. I always play as Princess Peach. I love her pink racing outfits.
12. The color Orange. I love orange, the color, the fruit, the smell. Hence, the shampoo, and my life long love for Clinique Happy perfume. I am from California, and I am just bright and cheerful, what can I say.
13. Spring Flowers- They are just so pretty. Enjoy them before the 105 degree weather comes and kills them.
14. My happy life- I am just at complete bliss these days. I won't argue, I am just enjoying it!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
So, for this first April challenge you are asked to dig out those photo's buried in that deep, dark corner of your lives that you have hidden away so that no one will discover them. Come on girls, you know what I'm talking about! We wanna see the funny, hilarious, embarrassing memories you have that you wouldn't dare scrap before this. It can be of yourself or if you'd rather embarrass someone else, feel free.
Our April Sponsor is The Scarlet Lime.
The Scarlet Lime is ran by husband & wife Ben & Christy Tomlinson - A dynamic duo who are also raising 6 kids at the same time. They started The Scarlet Lime back in the Fall of 2007. They bring together all sorts of patterns, textures and styles, they mix modern with vintage, funky with chic and offer these eclectic mix-ups in their monthly kits, add-ons, paper-crafting projects and a bunch of other fun things. They have a newsletter you can sign up for and prizes and giveaways that you can enter too. So, check them out and see what they are all about!
These are some of my embarassing pictures that when I look at, I immediatly say to myself "what was I thinking?" The First picture is me riding the weird wanna-be Donald Duck outside the grocery store. We were out for a night of fun and we thought it would be funny to put a couple quarters in kiddie ride and have fun. Well in the middle of our good time, the store security walked over and asked us to leave the premesis. I was so embarassed. He even walked us to the car to make sure we left the premesis. Maybe we posed a threat, I don't know.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Here is my first whack at a prompt. I thought long and hard about it, and it just wasn't coming out right. I think what I was missing is the personal part of the challenge. It is hard to open up sometimes, so now I totally understand why these are called challenges!
(12 X 12 Scrapbook Page)
I'm Still Sugar and Spice
One of the Boys by Katy Perry
Ribbon/Bows AND Dirty Socks
My take on it:
I started out with 12x12 denim textured paper. I chose the demin paper because it is casual. The spider reflects the lyrics of the song, " I saw a spider, I didn't Scream." The background mat around the picture is black with hot pink lips, and hot pink hearts. It is feminine without haing to be stereotypical pink hearts and flowers. My personal journaling was a little tricky for me at first, but it is the truth. I used the prompt Sugar and Spice to label the project, which also reflects us two in the picture. I am spicy, and he is the sweet sugary one, which is a perfect blend. I chose to use some of the lyrics from "One of the Boys" next to my picture. The only reference to socks is me wearing my favorite argyle skull socks in the picture.