Monday, January 25, 2010

valentine squirrel

it's that time of year again, where i'm wishing i was able to go to CHA. i'm totally determined to go someday, somehow. but since i'm not an industry insider that day's not today.

so pushing my CHA envy aside let's get to what i can do today. make and post fun cards. and this card was so much fun to make. it's a joy fold card. which i learned how to make watching a youtube video from splitcoaststampers. i also learned how to make a shaker card that i'm going to post probably tomorrow. so much fun making those! for those of you who aren't taking advantage of all the free stuff you can learn -shame on you :) LOL!

i have to find someone who's doing a use your stash challenge and enter this card, because all of the printed paper on here is from my scrap drawer!!! which made me proud of myself, and also because of that i don't remember who the printed papers are by. the squirrel & hearts stickers comes from a sticker set that was only $0.99 cents at target, and the cupcake is from a k&co sticker set.

thanks for looking, please comment and leave questions if you have any.
blog ya later

Monday, January 18, 2010

SCAT's Red Carpet Winner!!!

Congratulations to Nancy, she is the winner of this months SCAT Red Carpet giveaway!

Nancy's favorite holiday. . .
Nancy said...

I love Easter (Resurrection Day) going to sunrise service and the beautiful songs and celebration.

Nancy please leave a comment with your email address or you can send me a flickr mail HERE, and i'll email you for your shipping address.

we'll be taking a break from the red carpet for February (it's a busy month for me: my sister's birthday, valentines day, and my wedding anniversary! -2 yrs :) so i probably won't have as much time to blog) also i want to make a few changes to the way we do this giveaway and then i'll be back in March new and improved Red Carpet interview :)
I'm also considering adding a color challenge to my blog. . .as you can see lots of thought rolling around in my head.

Congrats again to Nancy!
blog ya later

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Red Carpet Giveaway Reminder

sorry for the delay in posting this, i've been meaning to get it up sooner. but here we go. . .
the Dec/Jan red carpet giveaway! that i promised would be bigger than any other giveaway we've ever done at SCAT and it is. everything in the slideshow above is going to our lucky winner.
these prizes . . .
say a lot about my scrap style and the way i shop for scrapbooking items. i love to mix and match and pair items from different collections. and i love stamps, and chipboard, and ribbon, and rub ons, so i thought i'd share a few of my favorite things with you guys.

and if you want to win. . .
all you have to do is share one of your favorite things with me. what is your favorite holiday, and why?
and don't forget to check out Daniela's blog!

the contest ends this friday Jan 15th. and i'll post the winner early next week.
i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season, and i'm enjoying all of the great valentines cards and things on flickr and everyone blog.

speaking of blogs . . .
if you have one please leave a link to your blog in your comment i'd love to check it out! thanks :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

thinking of you card

the idea for this card came from jennifer mcguires thinking inking class. it was a class she did last summer for two peas in a bucket, and its still available for free on youtube in case you missed it. it was an incredible class! i learned SO much. unfortunately i didn't have all of the great products she used last summer, so as my distress ink collection continues to grow i have fun going back and watching the videos and trying out the techniques.
i started with the rectangular panel in the background using just white cardstock spiced marmalade & worn lipstick distress ink. then i inked the hero arts dot flourish border stamp with versamark ink and stamped the background which left like a watermark imprint on it. (jennifer explains that in the video much better than i think i just did :) i used hero arts thinking of you messages stamp set to stamp the sentiment. for the butterfly i stamped hero arts heart winged butterfly with black colorbox pigment ink and attached it to the card with martha stewarts foam adhesive. then colored with color pencils, then used rangers glossy accents, the string is just regular white embroidery floss, and recollections pearls in black.
thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

lucy's color challenge

i'm back!
well i didn't actually go anywhere, i just haven't blogged in a looooooong time. i was on vacation for christmas and new years, and didn't do any scrapping-crazy right. but true.

i just totally rested and relaxed. but now i'm back in the swing of things. and how better to come back than by participating in a color challenge-one of my favorite things :)
for more info on Lucy's challenge click HERE.

i used . . .
designer papers: making memories
paperie poolside & greenhouse 6x6 paper pad.
cardstock: recollections cardstock-white
stamp: hero arts anytime messages CL129
punchs: martha stewarts 3 in 1 butterfly punch,
fiskars scalloped border punch
other: ranger glossy accents, & recollections pearl stickers, Marvy white gel pen
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