Saturday, June 27, 2009

A blonde Serendipity DT Call ;)

Serendipity Scrapbooks has posted the DT call for the August-January Team. This place is my home away from home and if you get a chance you need to check it out.


who loves to spend their scrubsters money? lol...since we both work {well, techniquely he is still laid off}, when i get to spend his money it is extra special! jk. it's all ours...i am just in a good mood.

so, i went blonde! i use to get lowlights and a few highlights but these are all high! i love to change it up and an i haven't been blonde in a looooooong time...since before owen was born, actually.

and here is a layout i did for the blog hop at Urban Anthology. It was fun! there were a bunch of requirements...using crepe paper {the bottom of the was white and i used color washes and glimmer mists} a big shape, masking..and lots more. TFL! it's LOaDeD with BoBunny goodness.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

how could i forget!?

I just wanted to share a layout I did for Memory Makers Magazine. I have to tell you, handing the extra copy that they send you to owen's friend's parents {his two buddies in the photo} was the best feeling. We saw them at owen's kindergarten graduation and their grandparents were there too and their faces lit up.

The boys were like, "we're in a magazine! we're in a magazine!". It made me realize why I love scrapbooking so much. I was glad they didn't ask me for the layout! lol, jk ;)

I used some of my favorite Fancy Pants Paper for this one & lots of other misc. goodies.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

so so bad....LOL!

don't even want to count the number of days i haven't blogged! i have been swamped.

LSSS is going on over at Serendipity and we finished up our crop over there. I had some projects do for Core'dinations and I have a layout going to CHA! yeah! and i have another project on the Jillbean blog {psyched to be getting a project of theirs pubbed in Scrapbook Trends Holiday book}.

SavvyNSassy {my numero uno place for Ribbon and all things Glimmer Mist and shiny} is having a DT call, so check it out!

AND i have some GREAT NEWS! i got a job teaching at a local community college! it will be one night a week for 4 hours starting mid-july. i am sooooooooooo stoked. this is EVERYTHING i have been working for, well, my whole life. it is my dream to be a college professor and i know this is a small step but really is a huge step for me. i have been sending out resumes forever {it feels like} and to get this call for an interview so exciting. so i have been preparing for the interview for days and have really submerged myself in that.

AND i cannot say ENOUGH about what Forward Progress has done for me. a months ago on this prompt, we all made 5 goals we wanted to achieve in 5 months and i honestly only have ONE MORE TO GO! when i did this month's prompt a week ago, i had three to go and now all i have to do is run my 5k since i got this job!

it's not too late to do your 5 for 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and to be honest. i NEVER would have done any of this if i did not hold my self accountable and get these goals on paper. i was sending out tons of resumes and i finally said, i am going to hand deliver this if i want it that bad and i did just that a few weeks ago. and bam.
here is this month's prompt. we worked on sharing the goals we have achieved so far.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Guest Designer over at....

Webster's Pages!

I fell in love with Websters awhile back when I got a kit with their first set of papers they released. I think I have owned and used almost everything else they have released since then! I got to work with Terri over at Serendipity Scrapbooks {who is featuring Websters, again, in July} and when she emailed me and asked me to be a guest designer, I could not have been more excited. I love hanging out over at InspireMe. The inspiration is amazing. Here is a link to my gallery. the first 6 are the ones I did with the new Sweet as Cherry Pie

I did a bunch of projects but I wanted to share this one with you first since I was so excited to finally make these wings. When I saw the vellum in my {hugely awesome} package of goodies, I knew I wanted to make these. I was inspired by this book, Taking Flight; Give Your Creative Spirit Wings, written byKelly Rae Roberts . It is loaded with cool projects! a HUGE thanks to my mom for giving it to me for my birthday last month. 

First you need to make the shape of the wings out of wire. I used 20 guage so it is flexible yet pretty sturdy. Bend them to the desired shape....

and then add a layer of modgepodge to the back of the vellum {you gotta be fast b/c it may curl on you} and then place the wire on the glue.

add a bit more modgepodge over the wire...

and then add a layer of tissue paper. you may need to add more modgepodge if certain places don't stick. so keep pressing and adding until you get it the way you like... {why does my hand look like that?! LOL!}

you may need to add some more modgepodge and tissue paper b/c it may tear but that's okay.

now the hard part...letting it dry! it shouldn't take too long. mine was dry in a few hours...
the cut out the shape and you have some wings!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

2 sketches for you

here is my card for the  card showdown over at 2Sketches4you. My super talented friend, Kimmy, posted about it on her blog so i jumped in! i just loaded it and there are 308 ppl in it! ACK. 

here is the card i made based on the sketch by Laura below. I used Core'dinations Chocolate box Cardstock. Chocolate box? what is that you ask? it is soooo cool! as you sand it, the color comes out beneath the brown! so the "core" on this one is green. 

i cut out a window in the card and put the rubon on the Jillibean Coupon {it said save the date and i would never use it so i used the part with the grid on it} and glued it to the inside of the card like this. So it is peaking through the inside of the card underneath the transparency. the great thing about their papers is that they are double sided so it looks pretty on the inside. When i cut out the circle for the frame to show through it was pretty jaggedy-looking, LOL! now the inside looks purdy. 

almost is the sketch....

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

punches, punches, punches...

i know i am always ranting about my circle punch so....i am going to do it AGAIN! lol...i never in a million years would have thought that my CM circle punch would get so much use when i bought it. but it is definitely a "go-to" staple in my much that i leave it on my desk now so i don't have to keep on getting up. I also used my second favorite notebook stamp from stampin' up!

i am a contest fool lately! but i can't help myself on this gotta check out this storage unit over at Patters blog.  I am not sure if you have checked out Triple the Sketch but she does really great sketches, too. You should check out Sue's , Stampin Things site as well..she has such great things and she is sponsoring the give-a-way. if she can't get you organized than maybe you need real therapy, not scrapping therapy! LOL!

Here is my layout...i used Core'dinations Vintage collection here...this is not comes this way! don't you love the look? and less mess too...but you can certainly sand it more if you would like.  i added some My Little Shoebox letters and Jillibean Journal Sprout {love those clever names} and my FAVE coffee stamp from Stamper's Anonymous