Thursday, October 30, 2008

SD4U Sketch 17

SD4U has bimonthly sketch challenges. I have loved participating in these. Now I think I get to host some as a design team member. Here is my last one though, #17.

Here is a link to the thread for the challenge. Sketch 17

And the gallery with everyone's takes on the sketch. Gallery

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Here is the Announcement

Contest Winners

"OK, Ladies...I know how patiently you all have been waiting and we appreciate that greatly. We also want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to play with us. You are all such an inspiration and we so value your work and presence here at SD4U.

Now for the announcement...

Unfortunately, Stayce has stepped down from her DT position. She has a lot going on and will be focusing on those other priorities. We will miss her greatly, but it is not 'good-bye'. We also wish her much success in her endeavors...she has such great talent and will do very well. But we now have a DT opening, so the Grand Prize winner will now be part of our SD4U DT...How very exciting!!!

The 1st runner-up will be our November guest designer.

The 2nd runner-up will be our December guest designer.

All three winners will be awarded a SD4U prize, as well.

Now we would like to congratulate our winners...

Our new SD4U DT member and our Grand Prize winner is....

Jen (Jennstock)!!!

Our 1st runner-up and November Guest Designer is....

Wendy (antenucci)!!!

Our 2nd runner-up and December guest designer is...

Kristin (perezmom)!!!

Way to go, Ladies!!!

Once again, thank you to everyone who played with us!"

I had so much fun with this 10 week challenge! And the results are more than I could have ever dreampt of! Thanks Martha for asking me to join the team!

Wow Wow Wow

I have a HUGE announcement!

As I posted before, the 10 week challenge at SD4U ended. I was anxiously awaiting the results when Martha (the owner) sent me an unexpected message!

She said, "I know you have been with us since the begining and consistently participate in everything we do. So I want to ask you if you would be interested in being part of the design team."

[scream] YES! Of course, I would love to join the team!

Martha's kits are awesome and the ladies on the team currently are fabulous.

So that's it. I have my first ever design team position and I am so happy!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

SD4U Week 9 and 10

Week 9 and 10 are done and the ladies voted for me to win both weeks!!!! Here are my layouts:

So, with that, the 10 week contest is over! Now I'm just waiting for the results and winners to be posted. Yay!

Monday, October 13, 2008

RSC Crop

This weekend Ready, Set, Create had a crop. I was really busy with a lot of things this weekend so I didn't get much done. Here is what I did get done.

Challenge 1: sketch challenge

#2: hybrid card (with 1 digi and 1 traditional element)

#3 No paper showing, only photos

#4 or 5 - not completed (favorite things mini and hope/happiness lo)

#6 Halloween Party Favor

#7 Hybrid Holiday card, 2 digi elements

#8 Strips, Polka Dots, word art

#9 use 6 photos on a layout

#10 Use ribbon, journal spot and eyelets on a layout

#11 not done (quotes about life)
#12 post a photo (done!)

#13 make a callendar for the new year

#14 not done (3 pieces of chipboard)
#15 not done (scraplift)

#16 Submit a layout to the magazine (I submitted 3)

#17 use lyrics from a song in the top 20. I used Jason Mraz' "I'm Yours"

So I completed 12/17. Not bad for a super busy weekend!

Friday, October 10, 2008

My Vintage Card

for the October card challenge as SoCalScraps

I wish you could see the shimmer from the Glimmer Mist. Its very pretty in person.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Blog Candy

I found a blog giving away an awesome RAK. Check it out at

And here is a LO too:

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I didn't win

but I still get an awesome prize!

And I just looked at the ScrapStreet magazine for October and saw my layout there. Woohoo! Here is a link to see the magazine if you haven't scene it yet.

Scrapstreet layout

And here is my week 9 layout for Scrapbook Deals 4 U

And here is another layout using the October Haunted kit.

There are still some available.

I made top 5

at Fall Frenzy!!!

The final challenge was:
Make a non traditional card (not just square or rectangle shaped). Autumn themed that includes these items/techniques:

(1) Paint Technique
(2) Buttons
(3) Felt
(4) Rub-On
(5) Ribbon
(6) Sticker
(7) Chipboard

So here is my submission

The other entries were super cute! You can see them here:

Just scroll through the thread! I'll let you know the results when they are posted later today.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New blog

Here is a fun new scrapping blog. Check it out:

New page with

the kit as SD4U.

About that kit: LOVE IT!!!! This kit is awesome ladies! Seriously packed with goodies. You will be amazed at all the stuff you get in this kit. AMAZED!

First there is the paper! Five sheets of Bazzil cardstock that coordinates beautifully with the 7 sheets of Cosmo Cricket's Haunted paper line. To make all that even better, the Cosmo Cricket paper is double sided! Thats 14 patterns to choose from. How could you not find just the perfect paper with so much to choose from? You will love this paper.

There are also the matching cardstock stickers (so cute!) and a sheet of 12 x 12 matching journaling cards, again double sided so you can pick just the right one. There are 6 per side, 12 choices all together. If you wanted to put your journaling in a pocket then you could write on both sides! That's a great idea. I think I may just have to do that!

Then there are the Daisy D rub-on and these work so smoothly. I love how they transfer. And the Thickers. Who doesn't love Thickers??? They are the Poolside black vinyl letters. They look so cool! The shear orange ribbon, black satin, and green rickrack are perfect. There is a yard of each so that's plenty to use several times! Plus the dark purple Kaiser bling is awesome. I love my bling and these look so festive!

Besides all that there are 2 little baggies full of goodies! One has several buttons, various sizes and colors, to coordinate. The other has a bunch of fun stuff. There's Maya Road label like things, some star and moon gems, vellum ghosts, a cute, handmade little black cardstock spider, a headstone, some pumpkins, and more. Its all so cute! Two of the best things are the layered flowers that Martha put together. They are beautiful and I',m excited to use them on a layout!

So now that you know whats in there, go and buy it! There is so much to play with and you will love it all! Don't wait!

Here is a link to go see it for yourself: Haunted Kit

And a pic:

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Greg and Dylan

Aren't these the sweetest pictures??? Jess, I hope its ok that I borrowed these from your blog. I loved them so much. It was hard to decide which to use.

This is Fall Frenzy Day 4.

2 more ideas

This is for Fall Frendzy. I had to make a wall hanging with a Fall theme. I love this! Its sparkly.

This layout is for SD4U's 10 week challenge. Week 8 was to make a layout about what inspires you and include lots of bling. This has Glimmer Mist, Stickles, and Kaiser bling. Love this one. My parents are so important to me. It was nice to do a layout about them.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Next Fall Frenzy project

is this card.

Here are the rules for this one:

Pick 10 things off of this list and make a NEW fall card. Link it to this post by midnight tonight and please indicate which of the 10 items you chose! Can't wait to see what your cards look like! Good luck!!

1. dry embossing
2. fall stamp
3. fall colors - oranges, browns, reds....
4. photo corner
5. stitching (real, stamped, or hand drawn)
6. ribbon
7. use a scallop on the card
8. 1 patterned paper
9. 2 solid cardstocks
10. paper piercing
11. inking
12. sentiment
13. glitter/sparkle
14. chipboard

Can you pick wht 10 I did?

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My First Project

for the Fall Frenzy at Coconut Scrap Shop.

The assignment was as follows:

The first challenge for the week is to make something 3d - BUT there are some rules you gotta follow :D so here they are:

(1) Your 3d project MUST be made out of paper - cannot be an object already made
(2) It must have a Fall theme
(3) At least two different kinds of ribbon need to be on your project (color, width, theme, just different)
(4) At least three buttons must be used on your project, any size, any fall color
(5) There must be a saying, phrase, or sentiment somewhere on your project
(6) At least two different brads must be used on your project (color, size, shape, just different)
(7) You have until midnight EST tonight to post your projects to this thread - a new thread will be started for tomorrow's challenge!

My inspiration came from a blog with a very cute example and directions. Here is a link to my inspiration: Magic Box

Inkadink blog

I found a new blog.


They had a fun challenge so I entered. Then I won!!! I just emailed them to get a fun RAK! I'm going to enter their next one for sure.

Thanks InkaDink.