Thursday, July 30, 2009

It's Candy Time over at The Card Grotto...

Check out this scrumptious Blog Candy!!! Michelle is celebrating her 2nd Blogaversary by giving away some CANDY!! Be sure to go over and check it out.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Motivation...number TWO

Well...I never got a chance to motivate myself with last week's sketch. Not sure where the weekend went. But it went...

Here is another motivational sketch. I really hope I can do this one...this week!!!

I got this one from Sketches by Tamara. She makes some awesome sketches...and has a very talented design team!! Check out her won't be sorry!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Mini LO and Paper Daisy

I actually snuck off to my scrap cave for a few last night. AND I actually got a couple of things done!

I am hosting a Mini Dare Challenge in my scrap group. The challenge is to create a layout that is no bigger than 5 x 5. I got one done. Found a little picture of my husband as a baby, what a chunk!! And Oh My Goodness how Joey looks like him!! I used papers and embellishments from Fancy Pants The Daily Grind. Love this line. It measures 4.5 x 4.5. It is hard to see in the photo but I also used my Scor-pal to create lines in the paisley and then sanded them..wanted to make the paper a bit more masculine.

And then I am also hosting a Paper Daisy Swap. These are so cute. I found them on the Kaiser Craft website. A great way to use up scraps. And they are quick and easy!! I used the scraps I had leftover from making my mini LO.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Just purchased...

So I had to have this set:
It is the cutest stamp set I have ever seen. You fill in the circle parts with...wait for it...BUTTONS!! Oh my gosh...I can't wait to get this. They sell it over at Papertrey Ink...which by the way is an AWESOME site!! And for TONS and TONS of inspiration you have to check out the owner, Nicole's, blog....{capture the moment}.
I would kill for 10% of the creativity coming from her and her design team. Truly amazing cards are being created by those gals!!
Anyway...just wanted to share. Go check out these won't be sorry!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Check out this AWESOME Blog CANDY!!

Crystal over at Crystal's Crafty Creations is celebrating 1000 hits with some pretty awesome Blog Candy. Become a follower, link her on your blog and post a celebration card for an additional chance to win!!
Be sure to check out the Candy and all the fantastic things she has created!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Motivation...number ONE

I think that every Monday I will post a little motivational challenge. And who knows...maybe someone could win something for completing it!!!

So for the first Monday is your challenge:

Create a LO or you could even downsize it to a card using this sketch (sorry I have had this one saved to my computer for quite some time and have no idea where I found it).

The thing I most love about this sketch is it is an excellent way to use up some scraps!! Please post a link to your completed LO or card (either posted on your blog, facebook or photo sharing website)
I hope some of you will try this!!! I am for sure!

And the winner is....

Congratulations to mkbugs!!! You won the stamps!! I will get them in the mail asap!!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Scrap CAVE...a work in progress & a b-day card

So, all of my stuff is finally moved...just need to organize it a bit better. It is actually rather cozy in there.

Can't wait to lock myself in the closet!!!

I managed to actually make a card last week. It felt so good to make something. Hopefully I will get a chance to do more this weekend. I need to start thinking about birth announcements. I had Jake's done before he was born...all I had to do was add a picture. Could I possible have that happen again for this child??? is the birthday card I made. Scraplifted it from a card I saw online....I used paper for the candles instead of ribbon.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Where have I been??? and BLOG CANDY!!!

Wow...I haven't blogged in forever. I am such a slacker!!! I guess being pregnant has sucked all of my scrap mojo right out of me. I am determined to do something this weekend. I have all my scrap stuff moved to my new scrap CAVE. It still needs a little organizing. But I am itching to create something!!! The new MemoryWorks kit comes tomorrow. And conveniently it is all about travel...which we have been doing a lot of lately. kick off my being about some candy!!!???!!!

All ya have to do is post a comment and get an extra chance by becoming a follower of my blog (already are??? don't worry I will count it).

And now for the CANDY:
FIVE See D's Lil' Stamps......

You have until July 12th to leave me a comment...winner will be announced on Monday the 13th!!