Friday, May 31, 2013

So Awesome!!

The family is feeling so  blessed right now. My eldest daughter received a Scholarship to Full Sail University. My son will be graduating 5th grade & received an award for being an outstanding Safety Patrol. My youngest daughter is almost finished with her first year of IB (International Baccalaureate) High school.  Hubby got some exciting news about work today. I'll post more on that later. As for me .......

I am spotlighted on the Fiskateer site!! I am so excited to to be recognized by all my fellow Fiskateers.

The layout Spotlighted is Sibling Love

This is the 3rd layout of mine to be spotlighted this month. I feel so honored and blessed. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sharing A New Layout for Cookin' Up Creations Design Team Work.

I created this layout for a challenge on Cookin' Up Creations. I will look up and post all the product I used for the layout.

Close up of all the details.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Cookin' Up Creations Design Team Call

Cookin' Up Creations is having a Design Team Call.

Do you love scrapbooking challenges? Do you enjoy chatting on forums and making new online friends? Then you may have what it takes to be a member of our Master Chef Challenge Team at Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations! 

Cookin' up Creations focuses on our Blue Plate Special Challenges, and we want YOU to be a part of it! We offer a NEW challenge each day except Mondays on our forum, with a prize drawing at the end of each month. We are looking for five to six new team members for a six-month term.

Your responsibilities will include:
-Presenting a “Blue Plate Special” challenge once a week 
-Posting regularly on the forum message board and initiating at least four new topics each week
-Posting comments regularly in our members' gallery
-Assisting with and participating in special events, such as crops, blog hops and special challenges
-Promoting Cookin' up Creations on your personal blog, Facebook and wherever else allowed

We offer you the opportunity to showcase your work and a chance to expand your creativity through participation on our Challenge Team. Challenge Team members are eligible for the prize drawings. All past and present members are encouraged to reapply.

Submissions will be taken through June 16th, 2013 at 9:00 pm EST. Challenge Team members will be notified no later than June 22nd, 2012 via email. Your position will begin immediately after your acceptance. Your “official” term will begin on July 1st, 2013 and end December 31st, 2013.

To apply:
Send the following requirements to Please put "Challenge Team Entry" in the subject line.
-Your name, address, email address and contact information
- A paragraph or two about yourself and your experience in scrapbooking and paper crafting
-Three recently completed layouts and/or two cards or other paper crafting projects
-Links to your personal blog and online gallery *do not have to have a blog to be considered
-A paragraph about why you wish to join our team 

Each applicant must have at least 15 posts on our forum. We would like to have the opportunity to get to know each of you before making our final decision, and encourage you to share your work with us here at Cookin' up Creations. 

We encourage each applicant/participant to check out our Blue Plate Special Challenge Forum, and familiarize yourself with it, and how it works. 

*If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I am Feeling So Blessed and Loved

I am feeling the amazing Fiskateer Love this month. I am again Spotlighted on the Fiskateer site.

If you are not a Fiskateer please consider joining this amazing site that is the heart & soul of Fiskars Products. This site is filled with inspiration, support and just FUN!

Here is my project. You can see all the details of this project below in a previous post.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

New Challenge and Layout.

I posted a new challenge over at Cookin' Up Creations. It's sketch challenge and I also want you do some spring cleaning and use up those paper scraps.

This is the layout I created for the challenge.

Some close ups for the layout.

Here is the sketch I used for the challenge it's from Page Maps. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

Wow - What An Honor!

My layout was chosen as LOTW (layout of the week) at Cookin' Up Creations. I feel so blessed and honored this month. So much love for my work. Thank you to Cookin' Up Creations for choosing my work to feature.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I am So Very Honored!

I posted a layout over on the Fiskateer site. It had been a while since I posted anything on the site. To my surprise I was featured as the Spotlight Project. This is so cool. It was featured for about 2 days. I feel so honored! Thank you Fiskateers!! 
 Now, Someone wonderful card is featured.  

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Design Team Layout Share.

We continue to create some fun challenges over at Cook' Up Creations based on our Spring to Summer theme. Today, I challenged the group to be inspired by the beautiful trees.

Challenge: Wood You?
In spring and summer the trees start to bloom and look so lush their leaves come into beautiful shades of green. 

For this challenge I would like you to celebrate the trees. You can do this in 2 ways.
1. By using all the wonderful wood or wood inspired products that are so trendy right now. Woodgrain paper & letters, wood veneers, wood washi, stamps etc. 

2. By featuring family members in and amongst the trees.

Here is the layout I created for this challenge.

Close-ups of all the details.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

New Month, New Theme and layout

Hello and welcome May!! We're creating new challenge over at Cookin' Up Creations for May. Our theme for this month is Spring into Summer.

Which is a fun theme because think of the different things you can do. So, get out those flowers, beach, water/lake, pool, baseball, soccer, garden & more pictures out and start scrapping along with us

I already post the first challenge for this month called Shades of Blue. You can find the challenge
at the Cookin' Up Creations Forum  here -> Shades of Blue 

This is the layout I created for the challenge.
I started by creating my own background ombre paper. I used mists & dry paint brush to do this. Then did some droplets. I then layered papers and photo to finish the layout. I left off the journaling for the photo because It's private message to my daughter. 

Close - up of all the details.
Hand stitched sun & clouds using Amy Tan stitching templates, I then used Faber-Castell watercolor pencils to color the sun along with a water pen, I then used Marvey Uchida Liquid Applique to creae the puffy dots & swirls in the clouds.

I started layering tags, banners, vellum circles, washi, glitter tape & textured paper.

More of the layers 

Title - I used Thickers in Eric font - color corn.


Side cluster

Side & left bottom cluster showing the cut out. 
This cut out is exclusive to Scraptastic Club Kit

Rub-on and mini mistable camera

Mist droplets and painting. I used Mister Huey and Heidi Swapp Mists. 

I hope that you play along with us. If you create a layout  using the challenge be sure to link me to it. I would love to see it.