Friday, May 28, 2010

Enjoy


Supplies:
Paper: Kiki Art, Hambly Screen Prints
Alpha Sticker: Deja Views
Artisan Element: Pink Paislee
Flowers: Prima
Crystal Flower: Basic Grey
Paint: Kaisercraft
Mist: Tattered Angels
Pen: Uni-Ball
Miscellaneous: Glass Beads
I created this layout for this week's Sketch Challenge for the Design Dollies. The deadline for this challenge is Thursday June 3rd at midnight EST. Trifectas are due by Monday May 31 at midnight EST. I couldn't resist this paper by Kiki Arts, perfect for a beach layout! Claire has finally conquered her fear of the ocean and is filling up her watering can all by herself.

The DT call is CLOSED! Look for the big announcement on June 1!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Beautiful

Supplies:
Paper: Cosmo Cricket, Urban Lily
Rub-on: Bo Bunny
Lace, Flower: Prima
Brads: Kaisercraft
Adhesive Rox: Queen & Company

I created this layout for this week's Elements Challenge at Design Dollies. This week's challenge is a recipe and calls for:
1) Lace
2) The color PINK
3) Stripes
4) A crown
5) TWO 3-d elements (or more)

Make something NEW for this challenge, link it up, link to US in your blog post, and do it all by next MONDAY, May 31st at midnight EST for the chance to win this prize!


Also, TODAY is the LAST DAY to submit your application for the DT Call, so if you are thinking of applying and haven't then you need to get in on it fast!

Pop Rocks Kit @ Candy Shoppe Designs!







Today is my brithday and the fabulous Lynnette Davis put together a kit to honor me, Pop Rocks! This is one of my BEST birthday surprises ever! Thanks Lynnette! Included in this fabulous kit are: 10 papers including Hambly Squiggle Vellum, Hambly Mini Bicycles Overlay, Pink Glitter Paper, Brown Cardstock and printed papers by Prima and K&Company. Various Embellishments include: Alphas by K&Company, Rubons by Basic Grey, Tulle by Prima, Polka Dot Brads by Amanda Blu, Trims, a Mini Alterable Photo Frame, a Custom Button (Love Always Protects Always Trusts) and Custom Handmade Flowers by Lynnette!

My fellow Lollipop Girl, Myia, is also celebrating her birthday today and has been honored with a kit of her own, Brown Sugar!



Candy Shoppe Designs offers edgy, one-of-a-kind kits on a random basis. There are currently several Kits a.k.a. SWEET CONFECTIONS for you to choose from and this month there is a SPECIAL going on....."Buy ANY 3 Kits and get 20% off your purchase." International Buyers Welcome!

*Coming SOON are the "Painted Red Roses Kits from our "Twisted Wonderland Series", the "Brown Sugar" and "Pop Rocks" Taste Testers, "Chocolate Pretzel" Kits, and the "Petit Garçon Kit."

Gimmie S'more

Supplies:
Paper: Glitz Design, KI Memories, Reminisce
Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints
Chipboard Alphas & Shapes: American Crafts
Journaling Spot: Paper Trunk
Pen: Zig

I created this layout for part one of Tara Maynard's May Challenge at Creative Cookbooking. The challenge was to use the colors black, white and gold. John and Claire made me these delicious s'more cupcakes for my birthday. Yummy! Anyone that completes both parts to this challenge by May 30th will have the chance to win this fabulous kit from The Magpie Club!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking May Reveal

Photo Credit: Amber Lights Photography

Photo Credit: Amber Lights Photography

Photo Credit: Wayne Maki Photography
Sketch: Scrap Attack Scrapbooking
Photo Credit: Amber Lights Photography

Photo Credit: Bak Photography

Photo Credit: Bak Photography

Photo Credit: Amber Lights Photography

I'm so honored to be a part of the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Design Team. My first DT kit featured the Distressed Couture line by Glitz Design. I LOVE the deep reds and distressed patterns of this paper line. I've been waiting for years to scrap some of my wedding and family photos and I thought this line was perfect. Please see my gallery in the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Store for the complete list of products I used for these pages.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Music To My Ears


Supplies:
Paper: Basic Grey, Sassafras
Alphas: Prima, Jenni Bowlin
Flowers, Leaves, Crystals: Prima
Stickers: Scarlet Lime
Die-Cut Flourish: Crate Paper
Mist: Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Blue Flower
Photography: Wayne Maki

I created this layout for this week's Sketch Challenge at Design Dollies. You have until Sunday, May 23rd at midnight EST to take on the TRIFECTA (woot!), or next Wednesday, May 26th if you're taking on the sketch challenge. Remember that your projects MUST be created new for our challenges, and you have to link back to the Doll House in your blog post! HAVE FUN!

Also, its getting close to the end of the DT Call, so if you are thinking of applying and haven't then you need to get in on it fast!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2 New Kits @ Candy Shoppe Designs!


This newest SWEET CONFECTIONS was created in honor of the fabulous Amy Oxford aka Snap Crackle Pop.


Just like the Lollipop Girls of C.S.D., this kit is filled with sugar & spice and everything nice.

Get yours TODAY!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I Want Candy!

Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper
Alphas: American Crafts
Leaves: Prima
Stickers: Crate Paper
Pen: Uni-Ball
Miscellaneous: Trim, Beads

We hope you had a ton of fun playing along to The Domino Effect Challenge. This week Candy Shoppe Designs has a challenge for you that is as sweet as candy...COTTON CANDY that is. I created my page using this palette as a guide.


Create a project of your own and you could win this awesome blog candy sponsored by The Magpie Club, a scrapbooking kit club that includes lots of new products and tons of handmade stuff in their kits. They even have a $12.50 Credit Crunch kit option. It's SO worth it to check them out!



I can't wait to see your creations!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

What's Your Style?


When it comes to your scrapbook pages, have you ever asked the question, "What is my style?" Have you ever wondered how to go about finding it? If you answered "YES" to these questions, join us at {SAS}sy Scrapbook University and find the answer. Make sure to mark your calendar because the next SSU will be starting on May 15th at 6pm PST! There will 7 classes, with a new class being posted every other day. SSU classes are FREE and if you complete all 7 classes you will recieve a charm or a charm uprade. I hope to see you there!

I'm {SAS}sy!

I am so pleased to announce that I made the Spring 2010 Design Team at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking! Scrap Attack Scrapbooking is a wonderful place to shop, hang out on the message boards, browse the gallery for inspiration, play the monthly challenges and just have fun. I recently finished designing with my first kit, and I will be posting my creations soon. Here are some of the layouts I submitted for the DT Call. I want to thank everyone that has supported and inspired me in my scrapping journey. I owe a lot of my success to you!

"Pieces"
Supplies:
Cardstock: K & Company
Paper: Basic Grey
Alphas: American Crafts, Paper Trunk
Clear Sticker: Adornit
Pearls & Crystals: Prima
Ink: ColorBox Chestnut Roan
Spritz: Smooch Silver Foil
Miscellaneous: Thread

"Imagination"
Supplies:
Paper: Bam Pop!
Tape: 3M
Rub-On: 7 Gypsies
Paint: Kaisercraft Yellow
Felt: Sassafras, Queen & Co.
Adhesive Badge: American Crafts
Cloud Sticker: Martha Stewart
Pearls: Prima
Journaling: You believe! March 2010 Claire 3 years old.


"Butterfly"
Supplies:
Paper: Hambly
Mist: Tattered Angels Sherbert, Dreamsicle, Lemon Zest, Lime Twist, Patina
Spritz: Shimmerz Plum Pudding
Pen: Zig
Journaling: Claire, you are my butterfly, fly high. October 2009.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Design Dollies Color Challenge

"Mr. Fix It"
Supplies:
Paper: Glitz Designs, Moxxie
Alphas: American Crafts
Cardstock Gears: Little Yellow Bicycle
Rook Playing Card: Gauche Alchemy
Epoxy Stickers: Colorbok
Sheer Clock: Maya Road
Pearls: Prima
Journaling Sticker: Scarlet Lime
Paint: Kaisercraft

I created this layout for the current Design Dollies Color Challenge. I don't often showcase my husband's talents, but he is quite the handy man! We haven't needed any repairs at our home in quite some time, so he jumped at the chance to help a friend install a new sink.


Do you think you can use these colors and create something fabulous? Make sure to link up your creation to the Deisgn Dollies Color Challenge Mr. Linky by next SUNDAY, May 16th at midnight EST, for your chance to win the yummy stuff up there! :)

OH, and don't forget about the DOLLIE CALL, which is open until May 25th! We're looking for "a few good dolls" to play with us for a six-month term, so show us your work if you'd like to play along!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

The Domino Effect

"Fats Domino"
Supplies:
Paper: Basic Grey, Sassafras
Alpha & Chipboard Stickers, Brads: Sassafras
Adhesive Badge: American Crafts
Dominos: Cardinal Industries, Inc.
Photo Credit: Wolfgang's Vault

I created this layout for the current challenge at Candy Shoppe Designs. Fats Domino is a R&B rock and roll pianist and sing-songwriter. My favorite songs are the hits Ain't That A Shame and I'm Walkin', perfect tunes to rock out to, old school! To play along with the Lollipop Girls and The Domino Effect Challenge, all you need to do is incorporate some type of "game piece" into your creations, whether it be dominos, puzzle pieces, bingo or playing cards, or even board games, and link up to C.S.D. by May 14th.

Carla-Rae Hagen, the newest Guest Designer for Candy Shoppe Designs, demonstrates how to alter domino game pieces in a unique and fun way with a fabulous tutorial.

Create a project of your own and you could win this awesome blog candy sponsored by The Magpie Club, a scrapbooking kit club that includes lots of new products and tons of handmade stuff in their kits. They even have a $12.50 Credit Crunch kit option. It's SO worth it to check them out!


I can't wait to see your creations!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Serenity

Supplies:
Cardstock: SEI
Chipboard Alphas: American Crafts
Flowers, Crystal Flourish, Pearls, Packaging: Prima
Artisan Elements Swirl: Pink Paislee
Clear Stickers: Adornit
Mist: Clearsnap, Tattered Angels
Miscellaneous: Twine, Shells

I created this layout for a Scrapbook Play Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. The girls and I LOVE going to the beach. Claire has recently overcome her fear of the ocean and will now go fill up her watering can all by herself! There is something about the warm sand and soothing sound of the waves that I find so serene. I'm totally spoiled to have a gorgeous beach less than a mile from my house. Good times!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Attention Aspiring Dollies!


The search is on for some new Dollies!

Are you a creative soul who is up for a little bit of fun in the Dollhouse?

Are you able to commit to creating one challenge per week for a 6 month term?

Can you spark creativity?

Are you on top of things like deadlines, comments and whatever comes your way?

If you answered YES to these questions, check out the Design Dollies DT Call HERE.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Design Dollies Elements Challenge


Supplies:
Cardstock: K & Company
Paper: Cosmo Cricket
Alphas: American Crafts
Buttons: Sassafras
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket
Ink: Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Twine

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, so the first Design Dollies May Elements Challenge is to create a Teacher-inspired project. It can be a gift for a teacher or something honoring your favorite teacher, but somehow that "educational" aspect must be dominant. Please upload your newly created submissions no later than midnight on Monday, May 10th to be included for the prize drawing! Happy scrapping!

Joy

Supplies:
Paper, Alphas, Ribbon, Brad, Stickers: Pink Paislee
Pearls: Prima
Pen: Zig
Miscellaneous: Buttons

I created this layout for a NSD Crop Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. The journaling reads: Seeing the two of you so happy fills my heart with joy. I'm lucky that my girls get along so well most of the time.

Monday, May 3, 2010

June {SAS}sy Kits Sneak Peek!



Yep, you heard it right...KITS! Scrap Attack Scrapbooking is offering 2 kits for June. Both are gorgeous and I can't wait for the full reveal, tentatively scheduled near the end of this month! The prices on these kits are so low, I just may get them both!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

{SAS}sy NSD Crop Ends Today!

"{Not From} My Garden"
Supplies:
Paper: Adornit, Bo Bunny, Cosmo Cricket
Chipboard, Stickers: Cosmo Cricket

"Scream"
Supplies:
Paper: Adornit, Glitz Design, Scenic Route
Overlay: My Mind's Eye
Stickers: Adornit, Paper Trunk, Glitz Design
Ribbon, Pearls: Prima
Grunge Board: Tim Holtz
Craft Thread: Iris
Ink: Clearsnap
Mist: Tattered Angels
Pen: Sharpie, Uni-ball
Miscellaneous: Designer Prism Embossed Stars

These layouts may seem totally unrelated, but they do have one thing in common, I created both of them using the May Kit from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. The papers by Adornit, Cosmo Cricket, Scenic Route and Glitz Design coordinate perfectly. The versatility of this kit is amazing! The May Kit is packed with embellishments like, stickers, chipboard, flowers, bling, ribbon, die-cuts, tulle, alphas and mist! For only $29.99 the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking May Kit could be yours!

The Scrap Attack Scrapbooking NSD Crop ends today, 5/2. There are still a TON of prizes to be won, plus games, challenges and so much more! The lucky winners will receive fabulous prize packages sponsored by Lilly Bee Design, Bella Blvd, Scrap Within Reach, Cosmo Cricket, Adornit, Nikki Sivils and Scrap Attack Scrapbooking! Hope to see you online!

Dana Tatar aka Pop Rocks

Supplies:
Paper: Basic Grey, Moxxie
Overlay: Hambly Screen Prints
Glitter Alphas: American Crafts
Grunge Board: Tim Holtz
Journaling Card: Sassafras
Mesh: Magic Mesh
Adhesive Badge: American Crafts
Crystals: Glitz Design
Pearls: Prima
Ink & Mist: Clearsnap
Candy: Pop Rocks

I created this dedication layout for Candy Shoppe Designs. Journaling: I'm a little bit pop and a whole lot of rock. I'm super sweet, but if you say the wrong thing, I'll POP! Watch out! I glued real Pop Rocks to my alphas. This is the first LO I've made that also has sound effects, LOL. POP! POP! If you want to learn a little more about me and the other new Lollipops, Sour Patch Chick and Brown Sugar, stop by Candy Shoppe Designs! While you're there, check out the first challenge for May, Twenty-One.


Candy Shoppe Designs wanted to celebrate their 21st challenge by prompting you all to incorporate "TWENTY-ONE" into your creations in some way, shape or form. The Lollipop girls ROCKED this challenge so go leave them some love! Create a project of your own and you could win this awesome blog candy sponsored by The Magpie Club, a scrapbooking kit club that includes lots of new products and tons of handmade stuff in their kits. They even have a $12.50 Credit Crunch kit option. It's SO worth it to check them out!


I can't wait to see your creations! Please see the Twenty-One Challenge for additional details!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Strawberry Fields Forever

"Frolic Through The Fields"
Supplies:
Cardstock: Chatterbox
Paper: Adornit, Cosmo Cricket
Stickers: Adornit, Jenni Bowlin
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket
Crystals: Glitz Design
Ribbon: Prima

"Strawberry Fields Forever"
Supplies:
Paper: Glitz Designs, Handmade Creations by Me!
Chipboard Alphas: American Crafts
Felt: Queen & Company, Sassafras
Flower Centers: Prima
Clear Sticker: Adornit
Date Tag: Elle's Studio
Paint: Kaisercraft, Making Memories
Mist: Clearsnap, Tattered Angels
Stamps: Making Memories
Ink: Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Mesh

"Finger Lickin' Good"
Supplies:
Cardstock: SEI
Paper: Scenic Route
Alpha Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Pebble: Prima
Mist: Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Ribbon
"Berry Good"
Supplies:
Cardstock: Jenni Bowlin
Alpha Stickers: Jenni Bowlin, Bo Bunny
Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket
Flower Centers: Prima
Ink: SEI

I created these layouts for the National Scrapbook Day Crop at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. The only thing sweeter than the strawberries, that we had so much fun picking by hand, is Scrap Attack Scrapbooking's May Kit which I used to create these pages. The papers by Adornit, Cosmo Cricket, Scenic Route and Glitz Design coordinate perfectly. The colors and patterns are vibrant and fresh, perfect for those spring and summer layouts. This kit is also packed with embellishments like, stickers, chipboard, flowers, bling, ribbon, die-cuts, tulle, alphas and mist! For only $29.99 the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking May Kit could be yours!

The Scrap Attack Scrapbooking NSD Crop is still going on until tomorrow, 5/2. There are a ton of prizes to be won, plus games, challenges and so much more! The lucky winners will receive fabulous prize packages sponsored by Lilly Bee Design, Bella Blvd, Scrap Within Reach, Cosmo Cricket, Adornit, Nikki Sivils and Scrap Attack Scrapbooking! Hope to see you online!