Monday, September 17, 2012

SEPT 2012 IAR Blog Challenge

Hello my Scraptastical Friends!

I wanted to let you guys know about the newest  I Am Roses blog challenge.
Here are the deets:

  • Contest runs Sept 17th - Oct 5th (Ends 11:59pm PST)
  • Theme: Halloween
  • Card Challenge: Must be a Circle card
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner picked by Design Team
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it “Sept IAR Challenge”
  • Participants will leave a comment to the I Am Roses blog post and leave a direct link to their project
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog

Once you visit the blog, you'll see quite a bit of inspiration pieces from all of the Design Team members.
Here is the one I created... it's a bit risque, but a lot of FUN...

Once again I used a fabulous pre-colored digi from Kenny K. (no one can color like Kenny can!) The paper collection is from Recollections, and I LOVE IT!!! It's called Steampunk Botanicals, and all of those beautiful butterflies and flowers juxtaposed with the skulls and skeletons is AWESOME! Perfect for a Halloween project, without having to go with the traditional Halloween themes and colors! I hope you like it as much as I do... 

I used the I Am Roses cherry blossoms, R40 Red Roses, and one mini R8 red rose. You can check them out at the STORE!

Thanks for stopping guys! I'm always so grateful when you do! Hope you'll join the challenge - the I Am Roses prizes never disappoint! So hop on over to the challenge BLOG and give it a shot! Somebody's gonna win... it might be YOU! LOL! Hugs!


Graphicat Sketch Challenge #16

Hello my lovely friends!
Hope all is well with you guys... everything at my end is going splendidly (is that even a word? lol!)  So today is Monday, and it's been two weeks since our last challenge.  That mean it's time for a NEW challenge!  And I must say, I love this one almost as much as I loved our last one!!!  I think what I was most excited about with this challenge, was that I FINALLY opened up my new pack of Graphic 45 paper... Bird Song! It's been sitting here on my desk for a little bit, and I was finally able to dig in!  I seriously made an appointment to meet up with this paper.  I told my hubster that we'd have to get up super early and get our yard work done before our son's baseball game, because me, G45, and Cheri's newest sketch had a big date right after!  Hahaha!  So here it is:

I'm so loving this paper! I'm especially loving the vibrancy and versitality! These soft blues and pinks are not your traditional Asisn inspired colors, but they match perfectly with this sweet lil' Magnolia stamp.  Even more perfect is Cheri's "Sushi Set" and it's currently available in rubber at her on-line store Graphicat Designs.

Well enough about, if your thinking you'll join the challenge, 
then here is what you really need!!!
The actual SKETCH!

Isn't it fab!?!

I hope you'll join us this time around! Be sure to check out the Sketch Challenge blog for some more details and more inspiration from the rest of Cheri's Cool Cats, hahaha!

Thank you so much for visiting guys, hope you enjoyed the card! 

P.S.  I looked it up, "splendidly" is a word! It's an adverb; it means "magnificent, very impressive!"  And I hope that's how you spend the rest of your week... splendidly!  xo

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

SNSC Septmeber Color Challenge!

Hello my bloggerific friends!!!
Hope all is well!!!  I've had an amazing, albeit exhausting, several days - returning to work is just wearing me OUT! LOL! BUT I did manage to squeeze in a little scrappin' fun!! Just in time, 'cause it's the 2nd Tuesday of the month and that means it's time for the Sweet Nothings Stamp company's Creative Challenge! WooHoo!!!

For the month of September, we will be challenging you to create a project with this beautiful Autumn color palette.  This super cute color palette is great for any type of card and you can use any sentiment you'd like.

Here is what I have created to inspire you to challenge your creative side and play 
along with us in this contest:

Contest Rules:
  • Contest runs from Tuesday September 11th-Tuesday September 25th (12 pm EST)
  • Challenge: To use the color palette provided above. You may tweek it as you wish and add any other elements you'd like. Be as creative as you wish :D(Colors- dark peachy tan, candy apple red, bright coraly orange, light peachy tan, light sky blue)  
  • Project must include any Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. digi image.
  • Only one project submission per creative mind please :)
  • One winner will be chosen by voting by the SNSC DT and announced on SNSC Blog as well as on the Facebook Fan Page
  • Must be a subscriber to the SNSC Blog/Facebook Fan Page
  • Must submit project by Linky Tool by clicking the “Click Here to Enter” below

Prize to be won this month:
Prize this month is a $25 gift certificate to Scrapbuck.com. With all the supplies available over there, you'll be able to treat yourself to a little something on us!

I do hope you love my project.  Be sure to check out the other amazing Sweet Nothings Stamp Co. Design Team member's blogs for other great ideas...


Thank you for stopping by, I hope you'll join the challenge, and Good Luck to you if you do!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dare To Dream...

Hello My Friends!
I'm so happy to finally have a little chunk of time to do some crafting and blogging!!!  It really is medicinal for me... it keeps me calm, relieves my stress, and simply makes me happy.  What can I say, that's just how it is! Is it that way for you too??? Getting ready to go back to work is extremely time consuming and sometimes back-breaking work... I know "boo-hoo" right? I think the general public would be quick to remind me that I have the one thing that makes all the work worth the while... and it's called... "Summer Break!" Hahahaha, so yes, I am grateful for my schedule and I will pipe down and quit whining! LOL! And please don't get me wrong, I LOVE my job, I love working with little people... teaching them new things and watching them grow! I can't imagine that there are too many more other jobs that fill you with the kind of fulfillment you get from caring & educating our children.  I just could do without packing up and unpacking my classroom every year. But anywho, here we go... back to crafty happiness!!!

I drove my daughter back to college at the end of August. It was FIFTEEN hours of driving, yuck! We spent a few days together shopping for supplies, setting up her new room, and spending a whole lot of one-on-one mommy/daughter time. So when she dropped me off at the airport and we said our good-bye, the only thing that kept me from the usual uncontrolable sobbing that customarily ensues at that point was the knowledge that the Prima paper I had ordered had arrived and was waiting for me back home!!! LOL!

Romance Novel & Tea Thyme are gorgeous paper collections and I had seen so many lovely projects on youtube already... I was just itching to get my grubby little hands on them!  And here it is my first attempt at doing the first collection justice and of course no project is complete without...

R77-15 - White Roses
R21 - Pink & White 

Here's the VIDEO if you'd like to take a peek...

As always my friends, I'm so glad you've dropped by! I hope you enjoyed this
project as much as I enjoyed making it! Have a great week!