Saturday, May 23, 2009

Craft Warehouse . . .

Okay . . . here it is . . . the rest of my Craft Warehouse Assignment #1!! Wow . . . it was a lot of work, but it was soo much fun!! I loved it! We got sent an entire Fancy Pants Delight line of patterned papers complete with transparency overlays and journaling blocks. We also were sent a journaling notebook and a set of Delight stamps. We had to use the prodcuts to create a layout, which is featured a couple of posts ago, and then this mini album. The album was a Fancy Pants Mixed Media album. It contained pages made out of chipboard, felt, acrylic. So cool!! The products were so AWESOME!! The pictures are shown with the last page first and the first page last!! My projects are currently in a pizza box waiting to be shipped to Aloha, OR!! I'm so excited about it!! And I'm glad that I'm finished . .. now I've got some teacher gifts to make, a birthday present to make, grades to average, and one more week of school to teach!! Yahoo!!

Em's Graduation

Happy Pre-K Graduation, Emma!!
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Saturday, May 16, 2009

It's been too long . . . again!!

Okay . . . I hope that you have a few minutes to spare, because I've got a lot to cover!! First of all, the photo above was taken by the uber talented Jennifer Evans ( Now who's Jennifer you ask? She's one of my fellow Craft Warehouse DT'ers!! This was a picture that she took of all of our stuff that we received from CW. It contained some items for welcoming us to the team and then also stuff for our first assignment . . .it's all so yummy!! I had to go and buy a separate little storage unit (thanks, Jo) to house all of the great scrappy stuff!! I'm about to get started on the first layout as soon as I finish typing this post!

The next 4 pictures are cards that I made using the awesome Papertrey Ink stamp sets: Life and Mother. I made these for my mom, mother-in-law, and grandma for Mother's Day. I also made the box that the notecards were housed in. It's from a Timeless Template that I bought at Patertrey Ink as well. (Check out their site . . . Their stamps ROCK!!

This is a book that I created using my brand spanking new pink Zutter that my OUTSTANDINGLY generous friend, Jo, bought for me on National Scrapbook Day! I used ideas for it from . . . you guessed it Papertry Ink again!!

Then the next 4 cards are pictures that I designed myself . . . using the stamps again plus some Fancy Pants rub-ons I got at CW. I made Mother's Day cards to go with the card sets.

I've also been busy creating for Croppin' Paradise! I used Pink Paislee Fascinating and Capitvating papers to create this cute layout of Sophia and my brother. I also used Prima flowers, stickles, and Dew Drops as well! You can find the Pink Paislee paper here: .

To finish off, my never ending post . . . here's some pics of my kiddos and husband!!
Silly faces first . . .
followed by rocking out to Tool faces . . . silly . . .Sophia is supposed to have an angry face . . . and Em is trying as well!! Crazy!!

It's been a crazy month filled with my birthday/Mother's Day, lots of scrapbooking projects, many meetings, and of course the ending of another school year. Em is "graduating" from Pre-K on Wednesday, it should be fun times around here!!

Happy Saturday, everyone!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Happy National Scrapbook Day . . .

Pull out your stickers, punches and deco scissors and get ready to be creative!

The Design Team at Croppin' Paradise has put together 10 retro challenges designed to help you come back to your scrappin roots! Each challenge has a $10.00 prize up for grabs, so get ready to scrap!

This will be another "self-paced" crop in order to give YOU the freedom to decide which challenges you want to complete! The challenge list will be posted on Saturday morning and you will have until Sunday at midnight to complete your projects and load them to the gallery. (don't forget to link us up in the sign in Thread!)

We hope to see you there!

My two challenges which are listed below!!

My first challenge is this:
What do you remember about the days when you first started scrapping?! I remember music . . .I can hear any song on the radio and attach it to a memory. Like in junior high, I remember that there was a song by the band Skid Row that always made me think of my first love . . . funny right!! Well, today for me it's all about Adam Lambert on American Idol!! At first I thought he was a little over the top, but then after watching him week after week, getting better and better, he's really grown on me. My challenge to you is find something musical and scrap it!!

And the second challenge is this:
Okay, now this probably will take some of you back to elementary school. I was searching through my "oldest" scrap magazine in the my craft room (a Papercraft issue from 2005) and totally saw something that I knew I had to do!! Remember when you used to dip your fingers in ink and make thumbprint buddies?! I don't know if any of you have every done this . . . but I love to do things like this!! There's a children's author named Ed Emberly who is totally famous for his drawings using fingerprints!! My challenge for you is have fun and get down and dirty with your fingerprints to create a card!

Come join the fun on NSD!! This is a deal you will NOT want to miss!

We would like to invite you to grace our Gallery with your creativity! (and reward you for it!)

We challenge you to load 10 new never been seen before layouts to our gallery by midnight on May 2, 2009. In return, you will receive a store credit for $10.00 off your next Croppin Paradise store purchase of $40.00 or more!

Good luck and I hope to see you there!! Stop by and say . . . HI!!!

April Projects for Croppin Paradise . . .

I just wanted to share with you my DT projects that I did for the month of April for Croppin' Paradise. I made the cards using making Memories Flower Patch Collection papers and embellishments.
For this layout I used some great paper by Jillibean called Mushroom Soup!! I also used Making Memories embellishments, Prima flowers, and Bo Bunny Chipboard Letters.
Cooking Pancakes was made with papers from the Fetching Collection by Pink Paislee . . . I also threw on some Bazzill Tulle and Felt Fusion by Queen and Co.
This layout was made using Scrapworks Cardstock, Piggy Tales Mary, Mary papers, Felt Fusion, and lots of bling!!
This one is one of my favorties . . . I used Basic Grey Papers from the Eva collection and American Craft Thickers.

I hope that you'll stop by and visit the store!!