Tuesday, January 26, 2010

CP Conversation Hearts Crop

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!!

Sketchy Thursday Sketch and CP Work . . .

Okay . . . so the cards above were created using the AWESOME Nook and Pantry line by Basic Grey . . . man . . . I SO LOVED working with this line. The colors and patterns are so great!! My favorite was the cupcake papers!! So much fun!!
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

Studio 101 Jan. 16th Challenge

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

Craft Warehouse LifeStories . . .Designer's Choice

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!!

Craft Warehouse LifeStories . . .Layout 2

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!

Craft Warehouse LifeStories . . .Layout 1

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:

I loved working on this project and I hope that you like what you see!!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Cards for St. Jude . . .

Well . . . one day about a week ago I was blog hopping around when I came across Winter Sim's blog: http://winterwonderlandcrafter.blogspot.com/

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

One Little Word . . .

So there's this awesome scrapper named Ali Edwards . . . I'm sure none of you have heard of her . . . ya right!! Anyway, she does this activity called One Little Word where you pick one word to focus on over the course of a year . . . it's pretty cool. Check out her blog if you're interested!!
I've chosen my word . . .
Heidi Swapp . . . another not so famous scrapper . . . hee hee . . . has this awesome freebie at the House of 3 site that lets you print out a list of 10 and then has a sister page that talks about goals for 2010 and I figured it was a perfect addition to my layout!!
Here are my goals:
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!
For the goal page, I found the perfect quote: sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down- kobi yamada
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!!