Friday, April 27, 2012

What a Week!

It's crazy here in our household. Our daughter is going to State History Fair. So, We've been preparing and packing for that. We had several appointments with Dr. etc. So, very busy; my head is spinning.

I hope to post a picture or two tomorrow of some flowers I have been making just for the fun of it.

I hope you have had a great week. Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Check out this Giveaway!!

National Scrapbooking Day Super Contest

What better way to celebrate National Scrapbooking day then to win some really great prizes?  We couldn’t agree more, so thanks to our friends at Homeketeers we are giving away some great prizes in honor of National Scrapbooking day.
One Grand Prize Winner:
  • Tim Holtze Vagabond – value $249.99
  • 10 scrapbooking Kits – value $220.00
One First Prize Winner:
  • Pink Sizzix Sidekick – value $39.99
  • 7 scrapbooking kits – value $150.00
Two Second Place Prize Winners:
  • 5 scrapbooking kits – value $110.00
Once again Lead Fiskateer Cheryl has issued a Mix Media Challenge to all Fiskateers. I took Cheryl up on her challenge and made a mini album. I titled it What Spring Means to Me. For this mini I used the following: stamps, acrylic paint, watercolor paint & paper, pattern paper, Fiskars Punches, paint chip samples, DMC Floss, book page, chipboard, Fiskars Rain dots, Marvy Liquid Applique, Polymark Dimensional Fabric Paint, Stickles, bling, several quotes, Fiskars Deco scissors, flocking, homemade shimmer spray, Zig Millennium Pen, Aleene's Quick Dry Glue, adhesive and Pop dots. Thanks for looking. Leave me a comment and tell me what you think. I love to hear from you. Link me if you create your own mix media project I would love to see it.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Playing with the Liftateers!

So, Over on the Fiskateers site Groovy Deb. Started the Liftateers. This group of scrappers lift a layout that Groovy Deb has picked out for them to be inspired by. She does this every week. This week the inspirational layout is from Fiskateer- Susan#2377. You can see it here week 31 .  She recently asked if I would like to play along with them. I agreed and this is what I came up with. I made my layout 8x10 so, I could put in the a small album of family pictures. The girls are my daughters with their cousin.

The title: Mama's Sweet Girls is because that's what they(the grandchildren) all called my mom. When this picture was taken my mom was still alive. When She saw it; all she could say was "My sweet girls - Mama's sweet girls". She loved them so very much. She was blessed with 3 granddaughters before she passed away. Now, she has 4 girls and 6 boys. I know in my heart she would be over the moon with joy with all of them.

I made the Polaroid mat for the photo. Then, I used ink to distress it. To give it that vintage feel. 
Close- up of title and embellishments

 I used the following to create this layout: Cardstock: Bazzil Purple & white, Patterned Paper: Background & Butterflies(cut out from paper)-Masterpiece Studios, Ribbon: Heidi Grace, Lace, Sequins, Flowers: Felt Flowers American Crafts, Bling Flower - Darice, Bling: Heart - Creatology, Center of Flower-Studio18, Chipboard Letters: Thickers, Paint: Folk Art Metallic, Ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye, Punch: Fiskars Embossing Border Punch - All A Fleur, Trimmer: Fiskars- Rotary Trimmer, Adhesive: Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue & Elmer's Tape Runner & Homemade Shimmery spray.

Thanks for looking. Give Lifting a try -- better yet join the Fiskateers and the Liftateers! Tell them Annie sent you by :)   Leave a comment. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Mini Notebooks

The kids and I made mini notebooks and sketchbooks. I saw one version of mini sketchbooks that are made of up-cycled cereal boxes and watercolor paper on Scrapbook Soup. So, I made some of those for the kids.

I made this one - It contains upcycled box, stamped images, paint  and watercolor paper for the pages.

This one is the same as above.

My eldest daughter made this one. She hand painted the design on the cover and pages are watercolor paper.

Then, the kids and I made a different version - on this one we used leftover scraps of paper from other projects and copy or watercolor paper. 
This one was made by my son Liam - the pages are from old sketch paper.

This one I made it has sketchbook paper I cut from an older pad.

This one is made from scrapbook paper and the pages are reg. copy paper.

These are made from index cards, leftover scrapbook paper, binder ring, a rubber band and mini pencil. The top one was made by Rowynn and the bottom one I made. I hope to post a small tutorial on these soon.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Welcome, welcome to the 76th annual Hunger Games! Here is a message from Annie, "As you all know I posted a challenge with my Hunger Games inspired projects. Since I didn't get any comments linking me to anyone's project, we will base this year's Hunger Games on comments." Wasn't that lovely? So, let's begin.

The tribute from District 1 winning a special prize is Soufiane!
District 2's tribute is Kelly Sas!
Amy J. is District 3's tribute!
Plus, Jennifer Ashley DeGough is participating as the tribute from District 4!

The Hunger Games is over and Tracy M. comes out triumphant because she commented on every post! She even commented on District 2 twice and became a follower. That means that she will get an extra special prize!

A Fiskars Limited Edition Jenni Bowlin Butterfly Lever Punch plus a little something more.

Here is our final message from Annie, "Congratulations to everyone who got a prize and thank you to everyone who commented whether you are a tribute or not. If you did get your name called on reaping day may you please email me your address so I can send you your special prize as soon as possible."

Thank you for coming and may the odds be ever in your favor.