Friday, January 29, 2010

Fabulous Friday!


We are leaving this weekend for my best friend's house in Philly for the Fourth Annual Rib Off! The contestants are firing up their grills and getting their best recipes ready and I have been working my butt off on the elliptical to indulge all day Saturday! (after a trip to the gym , of course ;) It was a rough week at work for me, had a bit of a breakdown, LOL but sometimes you just need to get it out of your system and that was me. I will be glad for a break.

I got my copies of ST October and wanted to share a layout I had in there, I never shared this one online before. It has one of my FAVE lines ever....Salem from SR :(

I used a Jenna Desai mask from The Lily Pad on the black and white photo.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday happenings.....

First of all, I have to mention that for the most of this morning...I thought it was THURSDAY!

BlueMoon Scrapbooking is doing a give-a-way! you HAVE to check it out...Tim Holtz ;) ;) ;)

I hope everyone is doing well. The crop at Serendipity was AWESOME! Don't forget to check out the pre-orders for Pink Paislee, Sassafrass Lass and Collage Press. Oh and BASIC GREY'S new lines... ALL OF THEM! { Basics, Cappella, Green at Heart, Kioshi, Max and Whiskers}

So what else is going on? I have been busy scrapping away and my classes started up again so teaching has really taken a lot of my time preparing for a new class I have, Advertising! Which I love...I love the creative side of business.

Speaking of Advertising, LOL! don't forget about the myStampBOX blog hop February 8th!!! It will be a ton of fun ;)

Here are two cards that I created for myStampBOX CHA booth. You may notice the colors from the blinkie above are similar. We tried to focus on the mSB colors with black and white accents and I looooved these colors against the black!

OH and I used my Helmar Adhesive goodies from our product trade with myStampBOX and Core'dinations.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Winter CHA Pre-orders!!!

Worried your favorite scrapbooking store won't get your favorite products? Concerned that you will have to wait for them? Well LOOK no further...Serendipity Scrapbooks is doing a MASSIVE Winter CHA 2010 PRE - ORDER! AND BG will be loaded tomorrow or Monday- (Maya Road may follow if and when an image occurs).

Please review info on how to order PRE ORDERED items- Some will be in upcoming kits (it is posted on the main info page for the line) HERE IS THE ALERT---- Post this on Facebook, Twitter it, blog on it and share on any board that doesn't have a store Get your name entered into the Crop drawing for the Kit for each place you post!!!

OH and DONT FORGET---- 15% off these pre orders with a code: Winterchagoodies This code must be redeemed in the code box at the VERY BOTTOM of the shopping cart. P.S if there is not enough of any product or line ordered then we will cancel and refund--- e SOO exciting!!!

So make sure you head over for the Crop and enter as many challenges as you can to get entered to the the Queen Fashionista (you must do at least 5 challenges to be entered).

Speaking of the Project Runway is my pre-crop make an "info" book to house all your important information...I recycled a Piperlime box! and added tons of Kiki Art papers, NEW myStampBOX stamps and Core'dinations!

and these notebook pages are from a free download and AMM!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The happenings...

WOW, this weekend FLEW by. I taught my class at S.A.V.E this weekend and it went really well. I was really excited to receive the positive feedback. I love teaching...between teaching scrapbooking classes adn my night classes at the community college I could really get spoiled! :)

A few things...

myStampBOX is showing their new releases HERE with a give-a-way! So check it out...they have some cuuuuute stuff coming out! AND we are having a blog mark your calendars.

And don't forget to jump in over at Webster's Pages to see the embellishments!!! And you thought the papers were awesome ;) Yeah for CHA! lol

Don't forget about the DT call at Serendipity...I know a lot of people I see blog hopping would make great additions so the team so check it out! AND we have our Project Runway Crop this weekend!!!!

Here is a little something I did for the banner challenge at Studio Calico. I was inspired by The Creative Type Challenge but was late to the party, LOL! The orange flowers are an AT&T ad from the newspaper. I loooved the orange {you know me and my orange}

Thursday, January 14, 2010

more Webster's sneaks!!!

Today's image comes from the Life's Portrait Line...make sure you sign in here and check in here for all the details. GOOD LUCK!

This particular Paper is called Light the Way. I hope you are as excited as me!!! And we hope you had fun this week with all the sneaks and fun things Terri and Brandin planned. I know how hard they work and these lines prove it.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Webster's Sneaks

Good Morning!!! For those of you coming here today for the Webster's Preview Party congratulations!!! You are at the right spot and found one of the 6 clues.

Seaside Retreat - New Webster's Pages. Make sure you leave a comment about what you think about these new releases...we would LOVE to hear your feedback.

I can't believe I have had to wait until Wednesday to share this! We've got a fun game going on at Webster's this week, where you can spot the new papers with some clues on the design team's blogs. You can check out the other clues at inspireMe.

Webster's four new lines are beyond amazing!!! Today I am sharing a peek at Seaside Retreat.....fantastical line just screaming beach, summer and FUN! this specific paper is called Far&Away. Doesn't it make you want to book a vacation right now? Especially if you are on the East coast hating this freezing weather right now. Don't forget that here is a list of everything you need to know for the Preview party!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

it's RAK time!

First off I wanted to mention some a fun blog hop going on over at the Nook. I have never been there before but have heard some good things about it so I ventured over and joined. The hop starts here so check it out!

AND make sure you check out Websters sneaks!!! click here to check out how to win, too! Oh and head over to InspireME for a chat tonight at 9 pm EST.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Make sure you check out the DT call over at Serendipity Scrapbooks and the crop that is coming up, too!

BUT FIRST I HAVE TO TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM FOR THE NEW YEAR. You know why? Because it will soon be MARCH {actually they come out a bit earlier than that} . If you can guess what I am excited about based on this mini album, post it here and I will enter you in for a RAK from ME! I have some nice goodies sitting here for a lucky winner ....rubons ...stamps ...ribbon...maybe some chippies....I am feeling super generous today! I had to leave out the photo where I journaled about what these are and the close up so I couldn't give it away completely ;)

This awesome kit came from A Kiss on the Chic last year and I finally got around to making this album last week. I loaded it with kit goodness from Chatterbox and Creative Imaginations and myStampBOX stamps and Core'dinations Cardstock. I used some of the new BG Sugar Rush rubons, too. I loved that this chipboard could go through my Cuttlebug. AND of course I used my Tombow adhesive. I Love it, especially the multi liquid glue. It is perfect for chipboard and acrylic like I used in this book.

Friday, January 08, 2010

xoxo Girls Challenge

A good friend from a site is a designer for the XOXO Girls and when I went over to the blog, I just had to give it a go! I am so glad I did, I love how my layout turned out.

I had to scraplift this layout by Jona...look at that face! I was instantly drawn to that circle, too.

and this is mine:
check out my flower cluster! WOOT WOOT! this is my first one ...i know, i know...weirdo...

I ran my letters through my Cuttlebug using the Moraccan folder [love that folder]. lots of Webster's goodies on here, too. And a myStampBOX stamp in the bottom left hand corner. i LOVE that date stamp and use it 24/7.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Goals in 2010

Before I share some more things I have been working on, I wanted to admit that I have made a promise to run a marathon on May 2nd in Philly! Oh man, I am so nervous and excited at the same time. It was one of my goals last year but never got around to it so my friend Stacy {seen below} just sent an email out that she is doing it and I immediately jumped on the chance to finish the ONE goal I didn't meet last year. Ha! So now I am pumped.

Last year I did a layout called 5 for 5 and made 5 goals for myself that I wanted to do in 5 months and I did all of them except the marathon. this year I am doing the same thing...having goals and writing them down keeps you accountable for them and it WORKS. I got the garden in order, got better with my paperwork at work {that is a big deal, lol}, got a teaching job at a local community college, worked on my anger management skills and now I am running my marathon. i just need to do it again for the next 5 months!

AND there is a give-a-way going on over at Paislee Press. What an awesome site! Love those labels for sure.

Here are a few layouts from the IDA kit from Serendipity Scrapbooks. So far, I made 4 cards, a wall hanging and two layouts and I even have two layouts I didn't even post yet. I just goes to show ya how much you can get out of these kits.

Supplies here are October Afternoon Report Card, Bella Boulevard Honey I'm Home, Core'dinations, MLS transparencies and more...

This is my bestest friend, Stacy. Even though we live a few hours apart, we talk often and see each other a lot which I am so grateful for. We have such a great group of friends from college, I am so lucky.

This little Making Memories frame didn't have the sentiment that matched this layout so I used the Bella Boulevard Label Addition sticker on it and it fit perfectly! I also used some alcohol inks on the MLS transparency.

Some embossing using my mini Scorpal from Core'dinations.

Monday, January 04, 2010

CROP alert! {and some cards ;}

Make sure you head over to Serendipity for an awesome crop! They have the BEST crops, with the chance to win a KIT of your choice {not current kit, sorry}. I love the new style we do over there where you can get chances by completing challenges versus the person who does the most wins. I like when more people get a crack at it ;) PLUS, there is a thread going on just for CHA releases and THIS one has caught my eye ;) GLIMMER GLAZE! Head over to the blog for a give-a-way, too!

Speaking of kits....

here are some cards i made from the current IDA kit that is loaded with Bella Boulevard Honey I'm Home and October Afternoon report card goodies. I used a PageMaps sketch from Scrap-frendzy posted here, as well.

Then i loaded them up with some of my favorite myStampBOX stamps {the alphas} they are so fun and EASY to cut out. Sometimes alphas can be a pain to cut out after you stamp them.

This is the color palette I chose based on a challenge we are doing over at Core'dinations Cardstock.

{i flipped this one}

Saturday, January 02, 2010

TONS of stuff going on!

Serendipity Scrapbooks is having a MAJOR month this month. I mean, who said January was sluggish?

1.) There is a DT call so make sure you check it out here. BEST team to work on EVER!
2.) We are having a Fashionista Crop starting the 22nd. Details are here.
3.) AND last but not least in any way...the Wishes Come True contest!!! Do you want to earn ways to win items in your wish list? 20-30-40 dollars worth of goodies on your wishlist??? I thought so ;)
Click here for details.

So please please come join us over is so much fun! Serendipity was the 2nd mb I ever joined 3 years ago. Some of the past designers have gone on to some amazing accomplishments, including spots on some of the biggest manufacturers out there so you won't be at a loss for inspiration, that's for sure.

Here is a wall hanging I made with the January I Deserve It All kit. It is loaded with Bella Boulevard Honey I'm Home and October Afternoon Report Card lines {and lots of other fun goodies}. I just looove these Label Addition Stickers! I know I said that before once or twice, lol.

I paint the Pink Paislee chipboard house off white and then while it was still wet, I loaded it with Shimmerz. It lost some of it's shine but I love how it settled in the grooves of the paint.