Thursday, April 28, 2011

Syren Series

I know I said I wouldn't... but I did!  And I going to blame Pocono Pam! A few weeks ago Pam had a giveaway on her youtube show "Table Scraps."  All that was required was to visit Addicted to Rubber Stamps' channel and leave a comment.  So I clicked right on over and typed "Hi, Pocono Pam sent me." Well, Pam announces the winner during her next episode, and it's ME!  I'm the winner of the gift credit! Woohoo! I visit the site and can't decide what to get... they have so many goodies!!! Then it occurs to me to use this unexpected blessing on something I wouldn't normally buy for myself.  COPICS! Yes indeed, I took the plunge and got some skin tones to start... and it's all Pam's fault! Lol!  Here are some of my latest projects.  Copics for the skin, Prisma colored pencils, and Lindy's Stamp Gang products for the rest...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Meet My Boy

Up until now, I've only talked about my girl.  Well, I also have an amazing son, who is well on his way to becoming a real heartbreaker. Lol! My son, Max, is 13 years old, and the apple of my other eye.  He is so supportive of my scrapbooking.  And he's really the only member of the family left that is willing to pose for pictures.  What a blessing that he's so photogenic, but I suppose I'm slightly bias.  Nevertheless, his willingness to be photographed inevitable results in a huge number of photos that I absolutely must scrap!  Here's the dilemma I'm faced with... I'm so addicted to flowers and lace and sparkle and bling!   I have trouble finding a way to do what I'm used to, without losing the "masculinity" I try to relay.  So here's my last layout, simple - but gender appropriate... what do you think?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

DressUp Marci DigiStamp Tag

Here is a tag I created for a swap with my sister "DaileyScrapper" and my youtube buddy "ileyssilver." This is my favorite swap, just because it's so easy... no deadlines, no pressure, very laid back, and always super fun!

Our theme for this month was "Easter" and so I was going for a very "springy" look. I found this digital image at La-LaLand Crafts. It's from the Marci Collection, and it's called Dress Up Marci. I think "dressing up" and Easter kind of go together, right? This image reminds me of my own curly haired cutie, when I was still in charge of doing the "dressing up!" Lol!

So what I love about La-LaLand Crafts, is that when you buy a digi stamp they send you two images. One is just the plain ole' "stamp," and the other is colored in for you! This is perfect for me, since I'm new at coloring images, and have not quite mastered it yet.

I did however, use some Lindy Stamp Gang products to enhance the image. I used the Magical Micas, and a paintbrush to add an extra hint of color and a big dose of sparkle! The photographs don't do the product justice, at all! Those of you who use Lindy's probably know this and can agree. And if you haven't used Lindy's yet, it's definitely worth a try!

I used the following colors on the Digi-stamp:
1. Hat: edelweiss moss
2. Flower: alpine ice rose
3. Hat Band: mountain lavender
4. Dress&Shoes: mountain lavender & alpine ice rose

Rose embellishment:
Center of flower: Cotton Candy Pink Starburst Stain
Tips of petals: edelweiss moss Magical Mica

Paper (K&Company Classic K Charlotte Collection)
Sprayed with Glory of the Seas Gold Starburst Spray
Distressed edges with Ranger's Peeled Paint

Loved working with "Marci," I think she's super cute. And I'm super happy with the end product... hope you like it too!

Happy Scrapping!



Friday, April 15, 2011

Lovin' Lindy's Linky Party

little lindys
Do you love Lindy’s Stamp Gang products? Join the party!
Enter your artwork using any LSG products in the Lovin’ Lindy’s Linky Party and you may win a Little Lindy’s Try-Me Kit! There’s a giveaway a day, drawn randomly, for seven days! Just follow these simple rules:
1. Projects must contain at least one Lindy’s Stamp Gang product.
2. Your email is required to qualify for prizes. (Don’t worry, it’s safe, LSG will never sell or give away your information).
3. Your entry photo must be posted somewhere public, like a blog or online photo album (picasa, google, photobucket). Please link to your blog post, not just your blog address.
4.  Enter as many times as you would like.
5. Giveaways will be drawn randomly every day from all entries posted. Winners will be posted on the Lindy’s Stamp Gang blog and will be contacted by email. Prize winners have 7 days to claim their prize.
Are you ready? Just select the grey “Click Here to Enter” button below the thumbnails and follow the steps to join the party!

Can't wait to WIN?
One day only sale!
25% off Starburst Stains, Sprays and Color Shots
April 15 only

Monday, April 11, 2011

Lovin' Lindy's Bunny Hop

Lindy's Bunny Blog Hop

Hello there!
Today I'm posting my first canvas project.  It's also my first project as a Lindy's Stamp Gang Design Team member!  The starburst stains, sprays, and magical micas really give the project an extra boost of sparkle and glitter!  I hope you'll check it out, and let me know what you think!  If you can, you might want to try to stop by on April 15th through the 22nd.  Lindy's Stamp Gang is hosting a Linky Party!  The event is open to all customers who have created art with LSG products.  There will be a giveaway of one Little Lindy's each day, drawn randomly from all of the submissions!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bliss Squared

Hey Guys!

So basically I'm still floating on air over the news I received on April 1st.  And in case I haven't shared it with you personally (btw sorry about that, I really meant to call) here it is... Lindy's Stamp Gang asked me to join their Design Team! OMG!

Okay, so when I got the email, I must have read it five times.  I turn and wake my husband up (at this point it's well past midnight... why up so late? you might wonder... scrapping of course!) I have him read the email to confirm that it's real (not sure why, it's not like he's an expert email authenticator or something.) But "yes" he declares, "it looks real, honey" as he rolls over and continues the symphony of snores he plays for me nightly.  And there it is... just like that.  Turns out that a youtube friend, CynthiaLooWho, recommended me!  I was surprised, and flattered, and nervous all at once! That's when I decided to start this blog! So here I am... taking it to the next level... and just putting myself out there!

I started working on scrapbooks about 15 years ago, but it wasn't until this past year (2010) that I became obsessed passionately committed to the craft.  My baby girl, Megan, left for college, and I cried myself to sleep for about a week, okay maybe two. That's when my sister, Yvette, emailed me some links to some scrapbooking videos she found on YouTube.  And that's when I finally stopped crying!  Finding a whole community of people, that share the love for paper crafting, as much as I do, was just what I needed to keep me busy, distracted, and it totally re-energized my scrapping "mojo." Suddenly, I didn't miss Megan as much... but "shhhh" don't tell her I said that! LOL!

Well guys, thanks for visiting! I'm off to finish some projects with my new Magical Micas from Lindy's Stamp Gang!  Hope you come back!  Lindy's Blog Hop is set for April 11, check it out if you can, you'll be sure to enjoy some awesome projects from some very talented ladies!

Hasta Luego Amigos!

My baby girl... Megan

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Recent Projects

6x6 Page for Gina (Scrappinology)

Paper Piecing and PrismaColors

One Page Mini

ATC Swap with MiniAlbumScrapper

April Tag Swap with Carlene (PinkScrapper99)

ATC Swap & Altered Box

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day One In Blogville : )

Hello Friends,
Thank you for visiting my new blog!  Decided to give this a shot, hope you'll visit often and check out my latest projects and happenings!  Stayed tuned...