Friday, July 30, 2010

Sketchabilities reveal -- July 30th is that time again...time to reveal my take on the latest sketchabilities sketch. I had soo much fun with this sketch. AND I knew these shoe pictures would be perfect for it. You see, you cannot leave your shoes out or the Shoe Elf will nab them. Max LOVES to play with shoes and it didn't matter who's shoes they were.

Make sure you check the Sketchabilities Blog to see the catch and the rest of the designers takes!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Alcohol inks...

...have me intrigued. I always LOVE what others do with them. But, I'm am way to chicken to try myself. Well, I follow and they posted this wonderful altered tin. It is gorgeous and was done with alcohol inks. They provided a little tutorial which SHOULD push me over the edge to give them a try....hehehehe...that "should" word!

Anyway...check it out --> YourScrapbookStash Alcohol Inks

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Another layout!

Woohoo...I really am on a roll. Look, another layout is done! This one is for the Simple Obsessed Just Beachy crop that is going on! What a way fun crop! There are tons of challenges and games to pick from.

This layout sort of came together because of my messy desk. I had the photos picked out and the background pp. But I was wavering on the background pp. Then I saw the left over strips from my previous layout. I had a couple 1 inch strips of that misted background left over. I thought they would make a great border. Then these flowers were sitting on the desk with the glimmer mist from the previous layout. So, I misted them to match the border. I added the stitching, made the brads with the I-topper, and viola! All materials are basically LYB. Oh, the layout is based on a sketch from I found it through Simply Obsessed.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Layout and news.. first! I submitted some layouts and a completed book to the Muscatine County Fair...AND guess what?? I won a blue ribbon and a red ribbon. Then, the blue ribbon project got the big blue Rosette! I won best scrapbooking project! Yahoo!!! My completed project won...I turned in my 92 Days of Summer book. Here is the page they are displaying at the fair. And...I got this layout done for Scrapbooking Heaven's Sketch crop! What an awesome crop and a great group of ladies. This layout was inspired by Stacy's sketch. I didn't really like the pp that I pulled to use for the background. So, I made my own by randomly misting yellow and pink glimmer mists. I also wanted some orange which I didn't have. So I made my own...I filled a mini mister with water and added some orangey refill ink that I had. I wish I had some perfect pearls to add to that mix.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Beachy Crop

at Simply Obsessed!

Come check it out. Some challenges and games are already up today with everything being due on the 25th at midnight.
And while you are checking out the crop...make sure you check their DT call...Yep they are looking for new designers. Great community, great kits, great challenges and crops!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sketchabilities reveal

Yep, it is that time of the month again. Time to reveal my July 15th layout for Sketchabilities!
So without further it is!!I strayed from the sketch a little this time. I knew I wanted to use these photos so I needed to turn the sketch. When I started pulling product, I came across the Fancypants transparency. LOVE it, but then the label paper wouldn't work. So vioala...some old WeRMemory Keepers paper, Moxxie and Fancypants rubons, and a Pink Paislee journalling spot. It is not like me to mix vendors like that. But I LOVE the way this one turned out.

Make sure you check out Sketchabilities to see the original sketch and the rest of the Design teams takes on it!

So much for scheduling this post...I was working on scheduling it for 8am tomorrow morning and it posted anyway. Sorry...the reveal and sketch won't be up until the 15th.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

I've been published!!!!!!!

I sooo can't believe it!!!!!! One of my layouts is in a glossy magazine...YAHOO...AND the best part is, you can download it for FREE! Yep...I said FREE.

The layout is "Wonder" and it is on page 47 of Scrapbook & Cards Today. They are a Canadian magazine stuffed full of incredible inspiration!

Happy Dance, Happy Dance, Happy Dance!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sketchabilities reveal

Here it is...My June 30th reveal. I splatter painted the background. Used some old Moxxie papers and embellies I had stashed. I added crystal effects to the round stickers and popped them up.

You just gotta check out the Sketchabilities blog every 15th and 30th of the month. The sketches are fantastic. The design team provides tons of inspiration for each one.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I'm a moron!

Yep...In case you hadn't already figured that out. It is official...I am a moron!

I was supporsed to post my Sketchabilities layout on June 30th. We were leaving for vacation that day and I'm a big procrastinator when it comes to getting ready for vacation. I knew I'd forget to post if I didn't pre-post and schedule it for the 30th. Sure enought...mid-way through the drive to Colorodo I remembered I never scheduled the post and did forget to post first thing that morning! DOH!!!!

So...make sure you chedk out Sketchabilities. The sketch and layouts are up and they are awesome!