Friday, July 17, 2009

07/17 "GO Green Challenge"

I stumbled across a new group called Scrapbooking and Craft Friends and joined their Go Green Design Team. The first challenge was to create a project , tag, LO Digi, card etc.

#1st Green Recipe Challenge

Use the color Green!
Use at least 2 things that are Recycled! ( MORE IF POSSIBLE)
Use a Ribbon
Use 3 Stickers or Die cut embellishments!
Use some Ink!
Use 4 different solid Color Paper/Cardstock
Do something you have never done before....

This was quite a challenge as I do not normally use stickers as much as I use stamps! OK - what haven't I done before???? I finally decided to use my Glimmer Mists! Toni H came over and we played afternoon. SO I made a sample and put it through the cuttlebug! WooHoo! Now I am addicted! Look for more artwork coming here soon!

BTW - they are having a 24 hour crop hop on Wednesday July 22nd with lots of games, prizes and challenges - I hope you can us!

Check it out here!

See you there!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

07/14 Feeling almost like myself again

I actually felt good enough today to scrapbook. So I decided to put a dent into my huge stash of photos. These are pictures from July 4th, 2005! We spent the 4th with Kevin in Marietta and it has become somewhat of a tradition now. They have a terrific parade but this year my camera's battery died and these were the only photos I was able to get!


07/14/09 I'm Back!

I recently had surgery on my foot and I am now recuperating- totally bored to death! But I did have my laptop and for 3 days I blog hopped! (What else is there to do with you?) I stumbled onto a terrific blog site with FREE blog backgrounds called Daisy Gray Designs I loaded the pretty watermelon background - so festive for this time of year - and left a comment that I would love a banner to match. Viola! Check it out.....

SO I thought an appropriate card for today is this Watermelon card from 2008.

Also here is another project from last summer, a watermelon flip book.

I hope to be able to create and post a few new projects by the end of the week.
Enjoy! - doesn't this page make you want to go eat such fresh watermelon!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

07/06 SNR Blog Prize Winner!

Congratulations to:

Scrappinraiderfan a.k.a. Rayette! You were chosen using a random number selection and your comment was:
Loved all your projects, TFS.

Rayette will receive a super prize package featuring red, white and blue cardstock, papers, brad and ribbons. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

07/04 Happy 4th of July!

I hope all of you are having a terrific holiday and spending time with your family and friends! Welcome to the Scrapbook News and Review/Card Universe and our inspirational Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop.

I'm so glad you could join us. If you came from Korin Sutherland's blog then you are on the right track! If you didn't you may want to hop to back to the beginning and start here

My inspiration came from Jen Rubio, another CTMH consultant and a piece of fabric I purchased at JoAnn's. I have used clothing and accessories as a starting point for years. This technique is perfect for getting my mojo going!

The photo was taken at the Marietta National Cemetery in Marietta, GA. It was a perfect back drop for my card. There were markers from the Revolutionary War up to the Vietnam War. I am so proud to be an American and this place just validated my pride!

A close-up of the card

Materials used:
CTMH Cardstock and inks: White daisy, cranberry, denim blue
Stamp sets: D1286 Today's Date, D1289 July Word Puzzle

Chek out this super creative idea using page protectors as a placemat on Jeanette Lynton's site, founder and CEO of Close to My Heart.

D1289 July Word Puzzle

D 1286 Today's Date

Be sure to leave a comment to win some "Red, White and Blue" Blog candy! I am giving away a prize package including cardstock, ribbons, brads, stickers and stamps to make your own patriotic cards. I will draw a winner Sunday night so be sure and check my blog on Monday evening. (Be patient as we will be driving back to Tampa Monday morning)

If you would like to purchase these stamp sets, check out my web site and start shopping!

Don't forget to hop over to the Cuttlebug Challenge blog and see what they are giving away! Then, hop on over to Erika Taylor's blog and check out her beautiful patriotic project.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

07/02/09 Get ready to celebrate the 4th!

Are you ready for some fun? Maybe a little summer celebration…with a LOT of inspiration? Join us this weekend as we hop aboard the Scrapbook News and Review “Oh Say Can You See 4th of July Blog Hop” There will be over 90 blogs participating in this massive event, with blog candy, ideas and inspiration al along the way. The Cuttlebug Challenge Blog is offering a wonderful prize package of a cuttlebug and new CHA Summer release embossing folders.

The fun begins at the Card Universe at 9am CST, Saturday July 4th. Every blog along the way will have a fun project to share with you, and then point you to the next blog on the hop. Everything will conclude at 10PM CST on Sunday July 5th, giving you plenty of time to enjoy all 95 blogs along the way.

Make plans to join us this weekend, starting here

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

07/01 Welcome to the July SOM Blog Hop

Welcome to our Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! We will be featuring July's SOTM, which is D1351 You've Got Flair, a set of 8 stamps. If you have come here from Deb Young's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena's Blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have over 40 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

I thought I would add a creative twist to this month's posting and so I designed my card with the "Bandanna Technique" from the Technique Junkies newsletter. If you are a 'technique freak' then you need to sign up for Pat's newsletter right here! The techniques are awesome and actually easy to do.

D1351 You've Got Flair!

X7113 Tinkerin' paper pack
Colors: Clover Meadow, Sunflower and Twilight
White Daisy Marker and Foam Tools

Step #1 - Collect all of your materials and start with this step first.

Step #2 - Add bandana accents with the white marker.

Now "Hop" on over to Tammy's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the July SOTM is only available until July 31st! You can purchase the stamp set and the tools on my website plus all of the other CTMH products or contact your favorite CTMH consultant.

Make sure you visit all of the blogs! Here
is the additional artwork from Jen Rubio's SOM Standing Swap.

Jena Devries
Wendy Kessler
Sherry Thompson
Dawn Heuft
Brae Montgomery
Melissa Laverty
Karen Norman
Deb Young
Adeline E Brill
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Jen Rubio
Cibele Glazer
Laurie R Newton
Kami Welter
Helen Onulak
Sarita Schraeder
Chris Shouse
Paige Dolecki
Dawn Ross
Jamia Bankhead
Nona Davenport
Haley Dyer
Misty Jackson