Thursday, October 29, 2009

What a Day!!!!

This morning I was browsing around Splitcoast and found myself in the Unity Stamp Forum. I saw there was a Bingo game taking place this afternoon. I wanted to play. I picked my 20 words from the list and posted them in the thread. So when 4pm est came around I was sure glued to my computer. I got 14 out of 20 words. woohoo!! I ended up being the winner. I can not wait to play with the new stamps...

Oh I was notified this afternoon from Pinky regarding the Stampin Bella challenge from last week. My Addy Seeing Spots card won.

Can you tell I'm excited????

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SBVC99 - It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown

Yes, it's that time of year. My favorite time. I love apple picking and pumpkin picking. This year I can say we haven't gone yet. I just might end up going by myself.

Today's Splitcoast Variety challenge is all about Pumpkins. Pumpkin paper, pumpkin embellishments, embossed pumpkins, pumpkin overlays or pumpkin lace.

Simple and easy.

I am still working on my page, so I will upload it as soon as I'm done.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

BTC10 - Addy seeing spots

Last Friday night I went to a calendar making class with my sister-in-law Kathy at The Paper Tree. It was a class put on by A Muse Stamps. I really enjoyed taking the class and the project was fun.

After the class The Paper Tree allowed us to do some shopping (the store was closed except for the people taking the class). I have always liked the Stamping Bellas stamps. A stamp had caught my eye and I knew instantly that I was going to buy it. The stamp is called Addy "Tude loves her Tini's. I have wanted to stamp with Addy all weekend and just couldn't come up with an idea. So I started to stamp a few images and then colored one in purple. After coloring the image I was at a road block. I went to the Stamping Bella thread on Split Coast and saw a challenge for the Bellas stamp. You had to use the color purple and do some paper piecing. The light bulb flickered. Off I went to the craft counter.

And next thing I knew Addy seeing spot was created. After three martinis I know I would be seeing spots. lol...
I used the following:

Addy "Tude loves her tini's by Stamping Bella
Beverage stamp block by Stampcraft
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing Folder
Papers: Eggplant, Plum, White & Silver paper
Inks: ColorBox - Wisteria Fluid Chalk Inkpad, Tsukineko Brilliance Platinum Planet
Accessories: Brads, rhinestones, markers & gallery gloss

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

SBVC98 - Page Carvings

I got this idea from the Creating Keepsake October 2008 magazine issue. If you have this issue look at pages 69-73. If you don't have this issue you will find the directions below. First of all this challenge can be a bit time consuming but I had alot of fun with it.

Step 1 - go here for the templates & print off the one you want to use. After printing the template you will need to enlarge the template. I believe I enlarged by 140% on my printer. You might want to make two copies of the enlarged print so you can have one for the "mat" and one for the photos.

Step 2 - Cut your photos in the shape of the grey part of template.

Step 3 - Finish your page as you wish.

You can find the original challenge I posted on Split Coast Stampers.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Reindeer Food

Last week I made a recipe card for the Unity Stamp Company's Unity Bro challenge #4. I only have three Unity Stamps and decided to use my All Santas Reindeer stamp.

I started by cutting my Chocolate Chip cardstock to 6 x 4. I roughed up the edges with my Making Memories Distressing tool.

Next I stamped my All Santas Reindeer image onto a piece of Vanilla cardstock. I used my Aqua Painter and Creamy Caramel ink to color the reindeer. Then I sponged around the edges with brown Stazon ink.

Finally I printed my recipe onto a piece of Vellum. Sponged around the edges. Lastly I adhered the Vanilla & Vellum layers to the Chocolate Chip cardstock by using four brown brads.

You can find more information about their weekly challenges here or here.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Splitcoast Stampers Variety Challenge

As most of you know I tend to spend a good amount of time on Split Coast Stampers' website. The people there are so talented and very friendly.

Every week Favorite Grandma a.k.a Peggy brought us some fabulous ideas for the Scrapbooking Variety Challenge. Peggy has since taken a Design Team position for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. I wish Peggy the best of luck on her endeavors at Scrap Attack.

So when I heard Splitcoast was looking for someone to fill the Variety Challenge Hostess slot, I was hesitant at first and sent my name in. I am now the new Variety Challenge Hostess.

Every Wednesday I will be posting a new challenge for you all.

365 Bust...

I have given up on my 365 Project. I got so far behind on my photos I can not even catch up.

What I might start doing is just updated this blog with my daily/weekly happenings, scrapbook projects and card making creations.