Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Croppin Paradise Conversation Hearts Crop!
February 7 - 14th
Love is in the air at Croppin Paradise!
Come join us as we spread a little love and “conversation” at a crop you are sure to love! This crop will be a blog-crop-hop with challenges inspired by those Valentine candies everyone loves - Conversation Hearts! The fun will all begin on February 7th on the Croppin Paradise Blog (http://www.croppinparadise.blogspot.com/)! Come join the fun!
Hope you can make!!
Save the date!!
In my next layout I used Prima Tropical papers, flowers, and bling!! (I found it at the Croppin' Paradise Store . . . check it out!!) I came up with this design by using a sketch that I found at Sketchy Thursdays . . . I used the 1.21.10 sketch . . . I loved using the circles . . .I had a blast!!
Hope you like it!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
1. Take your alphas and alter them. Maybe you have a font you love but in the wrong colour – well change them! Show us what you can do!
2. Use a symmetrical page design – everything on one side should balance what’s on the other.
3. Use fabric of some kind on your page!
The DT got to make use of that fabulous Studio Calico Dec ‘09 kit again for this challenge. Don’t forget, our sponsor this month is Studio Calico! We were lucky enough to receive the December main kit to create with and yes! The prize for this challenge is one of these kits!
(I couldn't get my image to upload so I will upload one later . . .)
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Finally .. . our last project was Designer's Choice . . .
the project that I decided to create is a mini-album using 2 4 x 4 canvases . . .
it turned out so cute! I'm so sad that I have to send it away!!
The second layout had to focus on distressing . . .
I sanded the edges of the photo
inked the edges of almost everything else . . .
I even used my trusty edge distressor on the tags and the bird!
I also inked the flowers and then threw in some handwritten journaling!
I had to make 2 layouts for the Craft Warehouse project this month . . .
for the the first layout . . . I had to concentrate on using the Prima products . . .hence the reason for all the flowers! I also got to use some of those yummy bling flourishes that I love so much . . . see below:
Saturday, January 9, 2010
She had this to say:
A year ago this January 14, I started my blog. So for my 'blogversary', I decided to celebrate the whole month of January, and do something for others. My family and I are going on vacation in February and as I was making plans for that, the Lord showed me that St. Jude Hospital was right on our way and He laid on my heart to do what I love and make cards for the patients there! I felt a little overwhelmed at first, because they see about 200 patients a day, but I soon felt that the Lord will provide the cards. I believe if we all pull together, we can make this happen. It is so sad to think of all the sick children there. So I am hoping that it will bring a smile to their face and a little more love in their hearts, when they receive their card on Valentine's Day. My family and I will be dropping off all of the cards to St. Jude Hospital in Tennessee, so please send them to me at the address below.
I was was suddenly inspired to create cards using the Basic Grey Sugar Rush line from Croppin' Paradise and here are the cards that I created:
Thanks for looking . . .
if you're inspired to create . . . check out Winter's blog for more information!
Have a great day!!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I've chosen my word . . .
1. play more with Em and Soph
2. play more in my scrap space
3. play more with my HONEY
4. play more chess
5. play more exercise DVDs
6. play more music REALLY loud
7. play more in the classroom with my students
( like with science experiments and art projects)
8. play more with fabric
9. play with yarn and my other art stuff
10. play more with Max and Casey & my non-furry friends!
I love the Hero Arts butterfly . . . I need to use it more often!!
Close-up of my list!! I encourage you to pick a word and make a point to focus on this word for 2010!! Thanks for stopping by!!
Oh and . . . the delicious papers are 7 Gypsies Victoria which I got at Croppin' Paradise!! They have a wonderful, wonderful store!! Check it out!!