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for my creativity. Of course, my family benefits from it too.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Paper Secrets SYAO - Round 2 - Week #4

Here is my Week #4 for SYAO2


Here is the sketch we were given and list of requirements.

Complete a layout based on the following sketch provided by PageMaps.
You must also use 4 of the 8 products listed and 1 of the TECHNIQUES 
 

Lace/Trim, 3+buttons, 3+flowers, rubons, 3+ photo corners, bling, staples, border or shape punch
TECHNIQUES: stitching, misting, distressing

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Paper Secrets SYAO - Round 2 - Week #3

We are down to 41 players this week!
Here is the sketch and challenge items:



You must also use 4 of the 8 products listed and 1 of the TECHNIQUES 

 

ribbon/twine, 3+buttons, 3+flowers, rubons, 3+ photo corners, blingstaples, border punch
TECHNIQUESstitchingmisting, distressing



Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

14 Days of Valentine's - Day 9

Another round card for you. Featured on If It's Groovy, now can show off here!
CTMH - Sophia Papers, Hollyhock Twill Ribbon, Heartfelt Embellishments 

14 Days of Valentine's - Day 8

Here is another card I made! Just shown on If It's Groovy, so now I can show you here!
Used CTMH - Sophia papers, Hollyhock twill ribbon, Heartfelt Embellishments

14 Days of Valentine's - Day 7

Here is a Round Card that I have been waiting to show off. It was on If It's Groovy, so now I can share!
Use scraps for a Making Memories Paper Pack, Sequin Stickles, Studio G Stamp, Wrights "kiss" charm and fibers

14 Days of Valentine's - Day 5

Here is my Love Tag....Just showed on If It's Groovy!
I made it using two different Close To My Heart (CTMH) Stamp Sets: Love Tags & Cherish
Also used: Grey Wool, Black, Hollyhock, Brown Bag & Garden Green CTMH Ink Pads
We R Memory Keepers - Be My Valentine Flocked Lace "Cutie Pie"

Close Up of the "Cherish" Stamp Set. Rose & Stem that I cut out and inked edges. Attached using Pop Lines and Squares.

14 Days of Valentine's - Day 6

I was waiting for this one to be posted on If It's Groovy. So, toady was the day!
Here is my Using My Stash Card
I had a pack of Seasonal clear stickers from Current USA, Inc.
Some Scraps and CTMH Blush Ink

Monday, February 13, 2012

Fiskateers 45th Birthday Party Challenge #2 Cake

Below is the list of Challenges over at Fiskateers. They are celebrating.....

Fiskar's 45th Birthday Party 

Author: Tami #804 | Category: Challenges | Posted: February 10, 2012 at 10:32 am
Happy Birthday to our Favorite Orange Handled Scissors.  I'll  update this thread throughout the day with all the links to challenges and games as they are posted.  All games and challenges will close on Monday, February 13th at 8:00pm PST.  That should give everyone time to play along through the weekend and still meet all the family and work obligations. Let's Party!
Challenges:
*DONE* Challenge #1- Make a Birthday Card
Challenge #2 - Cake!
Challenge #3 - Party Favors
Challenge #4 - Orange
*DONE* Challenge #5 - Tips and Tricks
Challenge #6 - Wearable Party Art

So, Here is my Card for Challenge #2 
We had a bunch of Fresh Eggs and I wanted to used them. So instead of a sweet treat, I made a Delicious Quick Quiche. Plus we need to eat our breakfast first, too!
This NJ girl is missing her Pork Roll, Brown N'Serve Sausage and/or Sausage Patties!
I did use Newfie Bologna instead of Bacon. 

Challenge #4 Orange

Challenge #7 Party Clothes
I only had a mixed range of Oranges Sweater. My daughter wanted to join in the fun!

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #22

Here is the link for the lift this week. Candy #3015 gave us the inspiration.http://www.fiskateers.com/gallery/album/17948/

Here is one more page for to go in our Newfoundland road trip/move album pages.....still not sure how I want to  store these.

Close-Up

Question For You?

Question for you: How do you store your pages? 
I have a binder of Work In Progress/Pages Half Done(PHD)
Then I have albums for each kiddo, hubby, me, dogs, house and cars, shows/theater events, vacations/trips....
Also, Family albums: my side & his side have an album each....Then the niece/nephew for my BIL/SIL, Nephews for my BIL/SIL.
It's when I get to Holidays and both kids are in there...I started just going chronologically as a Our Family Album. Instead of making two layouts for each kid's album.
Love to hear what you all do?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Fiskateers 45th Birthday Party Challenge #1 Birthday Card

Below is the list of Challenges over at Fiskateers. They are celebrating.....

Fiskar's 45th Birthday Party 

Author: Tami #804 | Category: Challenges | Posted: February 10, 2012 at 10:32 am
Happy Birthday to our Favorite Orange Handled Scissors.  I'll  update this thread throughout the day with all the links to challenges and games as they are posted.  All games and challenges will close on Monday, February 13th at 8:00pm PST.  That should give everyone time to play along through the weekend and still meet all the family and work obligations. Let's Party!
Challenges:
Challenge #2 - Cake!
Challenge #3 - Party Favors
Challenge #4 - Orange
*Challenge #5 - Tips and Tricks
Challenge #6 - Wearable Party Art

So, Here is my Card for Challenge #1


 Here is the Challenge #7 Tip & Trick:
Sanding down alphabets to get a different look.

OK, I got 5 more to go! Be back later!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Paper Secrets SYAO - Round 2 - Week #2

Here is the sketch we were given:

We had to use the sketch above.
4 out of the 8 items listed:
ribbon/twine, 3+buttons, 3+flowers, rubons, 3+ photo corners, 3+brads, staples, border punch
TECHNIQUES
stamping, misting, distressing 
Had to use 1 of the techniques. I ended up using 2. Stamping and Ink Distressing

Here is what I came up with:

Close To My Heart - Just the Ticket

I hand stitched the ribbon on.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Liftateers - Year 3, Week #19, #20 & #21

Been slacking again!
Here are my Liftateers Lifts from the past 3 weeks:
Week 19 Lifted from Rian #3388 - http://www.fiskateers.com/gallery/album/19715/

Week #20 Lifted from Lizz #435 - http://www.fiskateers.com/gallery/album/1290/

Week #21 Lifted from Lizz #435 - http://www.fiskateers.com/gallery/album/1290/



I got my Personalized Fiskateers Scissors, today!

I joined Fiskateers after my scrappy friend, JenT told be about the site.
Since then I have moved and been awaiting the arrival of my Personalized Fiskateers Scissors!
They came!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Paper Secrets SYAO - Round 2 - Week #1

I participated in Paper Secrets SYAO1 last year before we moved! There were 58 participants starting out and there were 19 participants left at week 6. 
I only lasted for 6 weeks. I missed that last week of participation because we were moving in! I did completed the challenge but I was a day late! 
Bugged me because: I was having fun doing the challenges, I was getting pages done and trying out sketches/techniques too! Anyway, SYAO1 is at week 34 right now and still going strong with 7 participants! Congrats to those girls!


So, Paper Secrets is going ahead with Round 2 and I am in along with 66 other participants!
Here is the first challenge:

The Rules:
Complete a layout based on the following sketch provided by PageMaps. You must also use 4 of the 8 products listed and 1 of the TECHNIQUES You have 7 days to complete your layout & upload it to our gallery to move on to the next challenge.
Be sure to upload your layout to your personal album & use the keyword "SYAO1" 
Your layout MUST be posted in the Gallery album by 11:59 PST on 2/7 to go on to the next round
ribbon/twine, 3+buttons, 3+flowers, rubons, 3+ photo corners, 3+brads, staples, altered or raw chipboard/cardboard
TECHNIQUES: stamping, misting, dry or heat embossing


Here is what I did:


Got my done on the 4th and moving on to the next round!

In The Eyes Challenge - If It's Groovy DT

Hop on over to If It's Groovy to check out the Design Teams Challenge.
Here is mine! I had fun doing this one! I even doodled around my pictures!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Little Pink on a Boy's Page

Over at  If It's Groovy  my page just posted, so stop by and check it out! The Design Team also just posted this month challenge for In The Eyes.

So, a little Pink on a Boy's Page.
The pillow they were using had some pink and my Blue, Green & Yellows needed that extra touch!

14 Days of Valentine's - Day 4

Today my girl made a Valentine Person....
This is something I remember doing as a kid and later when I taught Pre-School me made this guys again!
Fun, Cute, Quick and Easy!
She wanted an upside down smile!

Then we hung him/her in the window. So, it can wave to everyone!

 

Friday, February 3, 2012

14 Days of Valentine's - Day 3

Here is a pocket page to hold my kid's Valentine's from 2010
I made using my Sew Easy Tool with the Heartbeat attachment
Tape I found with the Conversation Hearts, just attached it to cardstock.

 Here's a shot without the cards in. The top piece/strap is loose to allow the cards to fit nice.

Close-Up of the Stitching

Thursday, February 2, 2012

14 Days of Valentine's - Day 2

Another Use my Stash Card
Used Scraps and some of the scrap from the Translucent Shimmer Vellum I used on my Hubby's B-day Card
A package of Gift Attachments I had picked up on Clearance! Love a Deal!
CTMH Edge Distresser and File
CTMH Holiday Red Ink for the edges of the card and vellum
Staz-On Jet Black Ink
Sentiment from CTMH - In My Heart Stamp Set


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My Friday Sketch Day at If It's Groovy!

Since I had my Blog Hop this weekend....I am just getting the chance to post My Friday Sketch Day from If It's Groovy!



These are pictures from our Summer camping trip! Hoping that this coming Summer we will have more chances to get away!

14 Days of Valentine's - Day 1

So, I was over on the Disney Family Site and saw the topic "14 Days of Disney Valentine Crafts & Recipes"
Here is the link. Family.go.com/disney

I thought that would be fun to do a 
14 day series of Valentine Themed Crafts 
and if I get into it some recipes too!
My daughter calls Valentine's Day 
"Valentine Heart" 

I have to say, I have been slacking on working on my Valentine's pages and every few V-day I miss a card or two here and there!

NOW, since my husband's birthday is today I need to get his card finished before he gets home!

Coming later today or tomorrow...postings of his card and my Day 1 post of "14 days of Valentine's"

Hubby's Birthday Card

Used CTMH Catch of the Day, Playful Alphabet, Playful Numbers & Bingo Alphabet Stamp Sets
CTMH Outdoor Denim & Garden Green Inks
Scrap Papers & Translucent ShimmerVellum
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 Non-Traditional Valentine

CTMH Holiday Red Ink, Staz-On Jet Black & Brilliance Galaxy Gold Pigment Ink
CTMH Tailor-Made & Grown with Love Stamp Sets
Mini POP tape - Vital Statistics
a piece of an old pattern
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I got sidetracked on the weekend and I got a Design Team call for Valentine Themed projects! So, I will have to hold off showing mine until they post over a If It's Groovy. BUT will have the rest of 14 Days of Valentine's up as soon as they post!