Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #156~

Hi everyone~this is the new color palette for this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe. I love these four colors together ~ cinnamon, squash, vanilla and sage :):). So, so pretty together!!! These colors scream fall to me~my favorite time of the year!!!
Here's what I came up with~
I used Authentique for this layout and stamped with brown ink! Our sponsor is D.R.S Designs.
Their stamps are made of awesome red rubber.  We would love to have you play along either with a card or layout, the main thing is to use the color palette for the challenge week. You can post your entry on the PDCC blog.
I hope you will take a look at the stamps over at D.R. S Designs~some pretty cool rubber there..
This is the last challenge{ for Amy and I} with The Play Date Cafe.  I have had a blast with this team and getting to know Julie better.  Some serious talent over there!!!!
Can't wait to see what you create with these beautiful colors!!!
See ya soon~

Create:Embellish ~is in the house, along with a new blog header!!!

Remember these? I received my magazine copy of Create: Embellish by Northridge Publishing over the weekend and there they were on page 115.  Such a thrill!!!!!
I know,  but you see this is my first publication with Northridge and hopefully not my last!!  I used Vintage Street Market products, actually this was one of my submissions for the DT call.
Thank You Northridge Publishing!!!  The October issue of Create has another tag of mine in it { guess I will wait another two months} to get my copy, but I don't mind!!! 
Now for the dieing question ~ How do you like the new blog header?
A round of applause for Melissa Elsner !!!!!Thanks girl, I love it!!!
See ya soon~

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Try it Tuesday~mini with Farmhouse Paper Company!

Hi everyone~I wanted to share with you a mini album that I made while in Florida at the Collins Group Show~it also is my up and coming class at Craft Crossing!  Woot!!!! The album is super cute!

The chipboard pieces that come in the kit are adorable.  This is one of my favorites.  I loved it so much I pinned to the front of the mini, so it could shine!!!!

And here are the inside pages!!!  Lots of room for favorite pictures and journal notes!!!
Class time is at 2:00 pm on Saturday November 10th.  Give Pam a call and reserve your seat and check out Farmhouse Paper Company when you can~good stuff!!!!
See ya soon~

Monday, October 29, 2012

Vintage Street Market~Boo!!!

Hi everyone~it has been a busy weekend but lots got accomplished.  Hubby fixed the door bell, I got a layout done, I got happy mail and the big news~the Silhouette Cameo is out of the box:):):) not hooked up but out of the box.  This is my project for Vintage Street Market.

I used fusion kit supplies and the craft staples from Vintage Street Market!
You can see the post HERE!!!

Today the Silhouette class starts, with Amanda Jones,  so I better get my machine hooked up!!!
You can find out more about the class HERE!!!
See ya soon~

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Basically Bare Memo Board and Jenni news~

Hi every one~I've been playing with some Basically Bare chipboard { you can ink it, cover it, paint it or use it bare} and 7gypsies paper.  The satin flowers are the ones I made HERE.  The base is metal, so I can use magnets or  a cloths pin {like I did on this one} to hold things to the board. 

I glued the flowers, on the dress form {Helmar 450 Quick Dry} and covered the top part with paper.  I inked the  small top and bottom piece.  Very easy and quick project.  And the metal base came from Craft Crossing {she is happy to mail out} along with the Basically Bare!!
Have you guys seen this~

a great chance to win a JBS prize package!!! You have plenty of time to make something fabulous and post it on {besure to link your JBS products} and link your post HERE
I want to invite you to the join us over on the JBS Mercantile Forum~just sign in and start chatting with us!!!

See ya soon~

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #155~


 Hi everyone~this is the new color palette for this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe. I love these three colors together ~ mint,gold and leather :):).  So, so pretty together!!! Loving the mint!!
Here's what I came up with~
My  stamp set was a crafting set~I new I had the perfect pictures!!!
I used Crate Paper for this layout and stamped with brown ink!
I love it when I find the perfect match!!!! We would love to have you play along either with a card or layout, the main thing is to use the color palette for the challenge week. You can post your entry on the PDCC blog.
We have tons of news to share with you.  Our sponsor for challenge #155 is Technique Tuesday!!
Not only did we get awesome stamps but we got Teri Anderson too.  She will be playing along this week.  Can't wait to see what she has created!!!  On a sad note ~we say good bye to Ruby 2 Shoes.  She has been with the PDCC from the beginning ~3 years!!! She will be greatly missed!!!
OK~ ready, set, create!!!!! Can't wait to see what you make this week!!! See ya soon~
I'm over at Vintage Street Market ~ would love for you to stop in!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Try It Tuesday~scrapbooking a mistake!

Hi everyone~time for Try It Tuesday!!. How about scrapbooking a "mistake":):)  That is always fun. These are my granddaughter's birthday invite cards~my daughter-in-law added a year by mistake.  Andrea told her, I'm eight not nine, mom!!!  In the trash they went but I got one before they went in.  She re-ordered with the correct age but I thought what a cute scrapbook page the mistake would make.  I used some Sassafras Lass, 7gypsies and The Paper Studio.
We all had a good laugh over this and now we will always remember when an extra year was added to Andrea's birthday cards!!
A cool piece that my dad made to put on the back of the choir chairs at his church.  He designed and hand crafted this. Mom gave my sister and I each one.  I put projects that I'm working on in mine.  Keeps my desk clutter free!!!   Hope you have a great day and I'll see ya soon!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A sweet time and cool stuff~

Hi everyone~hope you had a great weekend.  I sorted all my scrapbooking paper and removed the paper that was more than two years old.  That sure did make a difference, as I can see what I have now.  This is a layout I did using Paper Studio.  This was such a sweet time!!!

Adah and I made the cupcakes and all the decorations for the annual Spring Party!!! This was all her idea ~ so I named the layout "Adah is the founder of the Spring Party!"
I also wanted to share with you a couple of WAY cool displays at the Collins Group Convention.
You know how I love doors so I had to take a picture of this beauty Sizzix put together!!!!
This was a product display in the Farmhouse Paper Company's booth!!  I'm gonna make one, mark my word!!!! So COOL!!!!!   Hope you have a great day and I'll see ya soon for Try It Tuesday!!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012


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Friday, October 19, 2012

The best for last~

Hi everyone~I hope you enjoyed Blog week with Vintage Street Market and May Arts.  You still have one more day on the Jenni Bowlin Halloween Treats Blog Hop.  I have linked them just in case you missed all the inspiration!!!!  This was my final project I submitted for the Jenni Bowlin Ambassador call. I felt this was my best piece.   I did have some help though~but don't tell JBS:):)

The cat out ran the blue bird so I got some cool blue feathers to add to my project. :):) The spoon is stamped using metal stamps by Impress Art.
This is the Wren line {to date my favorite line}~gorgeous colors and images.  The project was designed and made with a heavy heart.  It is dedicated to my parents~they new where I wanted to go with my ART and supported that!!!  They are the BEST!!!!
I found this in an old book at my mom's house the day after my dad's funeral~it speaks for it's self!!

Tomorrow I'm getting my new computer set up and files transferred.  A sweet, sweet scrapping buddy is going to help me {or teach me }:):).  Then I can get the Silhouette going { another learning curve}.
You still have time to leave a comment HERE for the JBS Blog hop.  Winner will be announced Monday.  The Play Date Cafe is celebrating their 3 year anniversary~tons of inspiration and prizes!!!   Have a great weekend and I'll see ya soon!!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Play Date Cafe #154~

 Hi everyone~this is the new color palette for this weeks challenge at The Play Date Cafe. I love these three colors together ~ flame, grape and mulberry :):).  I'm sure you noticed what makes this weeks challenge so special~it is our 3rd Anniversary for The Play Date Cafe.!!! And the NEW look of The Play Date Cafe!!!
 Here is my take on challenge #154~
I used some Cherry Arte paper for this. The colors were perfect!!!! I made paper rosette's using the Tim Holtz die. The journal card is by Jenni Bowlin Studio.

I love it when I find the perfect match!!!! We would love to have you play along either with a card or layout, the main thing is to use the color palette for the challenge week. You can post your entry on the PDCC blog.
We have lots of prizes and sponsors this week.  Please stop by every day for new inspiration and more prizes and surprises!!!! Woot !!! Don't you love surprises!!!! The PDCC has all the details!!!!!  We also have a new Face Book page~so excited about that!!! Here is the link  ~ tell Julie,  craftygoodies sent you:):)  If you Twitter ~ we are @ThePDCC.

Julie will be blog hopping herself looking for this on peoples blog {linked to the PDCC}for another chance at prizes!! :):)
 Can't wait to see what you create!!!!!
Vintage Street Market Blog Week with May Arts HERE~
Jenni Bowlin Studio Blog Hop HERE~

Hallowen Treats~A JBS Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Jenni Bowlin Studio Blog Hop!!! Lots of inspiration and prizes, so I encourage you to go through the hop:):):). My project I'm sharing  used the Aunt Kathryn paper from a couple of years back, the orange butterfly embellishments and the die cut papers {which are on sale in the Mega Kit~stay tuned, I'll tell ya all about it}. If you came from Briana you are right on track~

I mentioned prizes~over on Jenni's Blog she will giving away, to one lucky blog hopper, her Halloween House {Original Art by Jenni} made from her October Kit.  This kit is sold out but there are few of three other Halloween Kits designed by Jenni still for sale:)

Have I mentioned prizes yet:):) ~ If you visit all the blogs and leave a comment you will have 19 chances to win a set of the October Die Cut files:):):)

OK, that is all of the prize information but what about the good deals~ yep, we have some of those too!!!

Be sure and visit the JBS Inspiration Blog because they will be giving away a mega kit of your choice!!! The Mega Kits are also available for purchase under Limited Edition Kits.

And last this awesome promotion, just for JBS blog hoppers:):), is from Silhouette.  The discount code is: jbshalloweenbonanza
The discount code is good from 10/17 through the end of the month.  I thought I was all done and then I'm reminded of one thing~Amanda Jones is teaching a class on the Silhouette.  It is called  Silhouette 101, just incase you need a little help { like me} in the day to day operations of this very cool machine.  You can find out more about the class HERE.
Thanks for hopping with me and your next stop is Corrie. Be sure and leave me a comment so you will be in for the prizes!!!  I will post a winner Monday!!!!  See ya soon~

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

May Arts and Vintage Street Market Blog Week~

 Hi everyone~today is usually Try It Tuesday but instead we are going to blog week with Vintage Street Market and May Arts.  All you do is go to the blogs and soak in all the inspiration from the designers on both teams.  I was sent a fabulous sampling of May Arts ribbons and they are so fabulous!!!

On this layout I used three May Arts ribbons with a vintage fusion kit from Vintage Street Market. I made flowers out of the pom pom ribbon (used Gluebers from VSM store) and cut the leaves fronm the VSM Bingo Craft cards.  The bottom piece of ribbon has been hand stamped.

Here is a close up of the hand stamped ribbon.  I hope you will check out both blogs and leave a comment HERE so you will have a chance to win this~

Pretty nice, right!!!!
Wednesday we will start blog hopping with Jenni Bowlin Studio~tons of inspiration and prizes!!! Stay tuned~
See ya soon~