Sunday, October 31, 2010

Roberts Crafts Contest

Roberts Crafts (which I wish was closer!!) is having an awesome contest, where you can get all of this craziness...
Basically... Enough Christmas stuff to keep me busy until after the New Year!! This would be awesome to win!!
All you have to do, is tell them (on their blog of course) what contests you have entered, what you liked about them, and become a FB follower.
Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!!
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Monday, October 25, 2010

MWM #14 and a few MCM's #1-4

Here are my Monday Card Madness entries #1-4.
#1: "It's a Boy"
#2: "Yum"
#3: "Noel"
#4: "31"
It's Mid-Week Mojo time again!! Here is my contribution for Week #14!! We took Isla to the Spooner's Pumpkin Patch, and she had a complete blast!!! It was so much fun. She got to look at the pumpkins, the animals, and saw some of her daycare friends! The goats were her favorite!!
I have to love ScrapbookSteals for motivating me once again!!!
Products used: BG Papers, buttons and chipboards, AC cardstock, rubons, Thickers, chipboard and patterned papers, MM notions and rubons, Sassafrass Lass brad, ribbon from craft store.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010


A few weeks ago, I just happened upon the American Crafts Blog and made a comment on one of their posts about a "Patterned Paper Giveaway". The question that was posed as us to respond to our favorite new paper line by American Crafts during the 2010 season.
Randomly, later in the week... my comment was chosen!! I won't repeat it. It was a little dorky of me :) You can always check the link though...
From just answering a question, I was allowed to choose the ENTIRE SET OF PAPERS FROM WHATEVER 2010 LINE I WANTED!!!!! Oh yeah! 24 sheets of lovely, wonderfully, embossed, glittered, fantastic goodness!! I of course chose City Park!
I think I may love the sparkly clouds, and the puppies most of all!!

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My Mind's Eye Blog Challenge #16

The challenge for this month's MME Blog Challenge was to was to use this sketch by Annam Stubbington, and to use the color, BLACK.

The challenge said that the layout did not have to be a Halloween page, and since I didn't have any MME Halloween papers, I was very thankful!

I decided to use a birthday photo of Miss I that I had been saving for just the perfect occasion! I also finally (I mean, really... I bought these papers before she was even born!!) used my Pretty as a Princess paper from the Bohemia2 line!! The larger circles are from the BellaBella line, I think it is called Bellezo. The smaller circles are from some die cuts also from the BellaBella line. The transfer title is "Birthday Girl". I chose not to include the blue stars though. I also placed that on the back of one of the die cuts from the Life Stories line. I liked the color... but the line that were on the front weren't the look I was going for. I saw the crowns at a random LSS, and knew what paper (the MME, of course!) I wanted to use them with, but never got the inspiration until now.

I distressed all of the edges, to add more texture. I also popped up the smaller die cut circles to give the page a little more volume.
I'm actually very pleased with the result!! It not only met the challenge requirements... But I LOVE IT!!!! Thanks MME!!

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

MWM's 1-12--I'm part of the Diamond Club!!

So the following (or preceding, if you go chronologically), is my entries for 's Mid Week Mojo's!!

I decided to turn all of these fantastic layout designs into a calendar. Seems easy, right??? It's so not. I think I spent about four hours, six weeks ago, figuring out which double sided paper, matched the month before or after it. Oh yeah... four hours!!! You'd think that picking 13 pieces of paper would be easier. I mixed lines and styles, as well as colors... This allowed for various embellishments to be used, as well as different kinds of photos displayed!!

Since I decided that I was going to use the MWM's for the layouts in the calendars, the color choices were already decided for me. Sometimes, the MWM used for the specific month, was solely because the base paper layer was already "outlined", or patterned in a way that fit for that month.

This was a huge undertaking! I admit... I was trying to get this done for the orignal date for the Diamond Club... but it just didn't happen. Work, the baby, the husband, life, just got in the way.

Like heck! I'm missing the Marquis/Platinum/Double Diamond (that was totally a ski term, wasn't it??)/whatever gem it's called... club!! I'm in it, to win it, baby!!!!

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MWM's 1, 5, 8, & 4

MWM #1 -January: AC Letterbox paper, Bazzill cardstock, DCWV polka dot paper, AC felt Thickers, MME journaling boxes, AC chipboard and and old MM embellishment
MWM #5 -February: AC cardstock and patterned paper, MME kraft paper, AC Thickers embellishments
MWM #8 -March: AC patterned paper and cardstock, AC Stickers and Thickers, ribbon
MWM #4 -April: MME Life Stories papers and embellishments, some paper from Target (maybe K and Company???), corkboard paper from a bookmaking site, and MM ribbon
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Saturday, October 16, 2010

MWM's 7, 12, & 3

MWM #7 -May: I don't remember what this paper was.... But there is some MM striped paper and DCWV grass paper, AC stickers, and a MME journal tag
MWM #12-June: BG Origins paper and buttons, Making Memories ribbon, Sassafrass Lass chipboards, and MM green paper
MWM #3 -July: BG Origins paper, MME journaling, MME rubons
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MWM # 11, 10, 6, 9, 2

MWM #11-August: Sassafrass Lass and Basic Grey papers, BG Chipboards, and Sass borders!

MWM #10-September: BG papers and BG chipboards

MWM #6-October: AC patterned paper, DCWV leftover bat paper, cardstock from Costco, MME kraft paper, AC Thickers

MWM #9-November: BG paper and Jillibean Soup paper, bookmaking cork paper, MME kraft paper and journaling tags, Bazzil paper

MWM #2-December: BG papers (another SS Steal of course!!!), with BG stickers and MME journaling tags! Pin It