Saturday, May 28, 2011

Whoo-Hoo and My 1st Blog Candy!!!

This post will stay at the top until the end of the BLOG CANDY!! Make sure you check back and see new pieces of what is up for grabs! And just because I am in a super happy mood..there may be ways to get extra chances to WIN!! So stayed tuned!!!

Oh my dear bloggy friends, today completely got away from me...but let me tell you...it was TOTALLY worth spending all day outside with my little ones!! Now onto the BLOG CANDY!!!

Here's how it works...leave a comment:) Yup that's it!! I broke 100 followers and that is AWESOME!! So all you crafty peeps have to do is leave a comment on THIS POST and at the end of the month I will randomly choose not one...but TWO winners of a YUMMY little prize package! Do I hear squeals? Want to know what it is? Well....all in good time:) Hehehe, I have to keep you coming back for something right???? So first photo is just a sneaky peek and as the month goes on I will keep adding little peeks of the whole enchilada!! Which only gives me incentive to add to it as the month goes on!

So post this on your blog, link it to your sidebar, do what you want with it to tell your fellow bloggy friends and cross your fingers random.org chooses your comment!!

Here's your first sneaky peek!!





I just want to thank all of you so much for coming back and leaving me such love since I have started blogging! Your comments always leave a smile on my face! I have been SO inspired by each and every one of you and you have all brought me a long way!! Thank you for being so completely awesome!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!

**EXTRA CHANCE*** Post about my blog candy on your blog, facebook, forum, where ever!! For ever place you post you get an addition entry to win the candy!!

**EXTRA EXTRA CHANCE** Get one of your blogging buddies to follow my blog and leave a comment on my blog candy!! Make sure they say who you are so I know who sent them! This will also give your friend 2 ENTRIES into the blog candy!!!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Soggy Scene!

The challenge that's up at Some Odd Girl is to "make a scene" and I immediately wanted to do a beach scene using Kody on his surf board...and I would link you to it but I can't find him in the shop! So anyways I built up the beach scene with kraft "sand", a fun hand drawn sun, and some narly "waves" (hand cut and gessoed for that foamy ocean look!) with Kody riding on in with his little crabby friend (isn't he the cutest!!)



There it is!! Can't wait to be able to GO to the beach myself with the kids! Emma has done nothing but talk about swimming and wearing her bikini!! Too cute!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Flashback Friday 11.0!!

I haven't had a chance to play along with the Flashback Friday challenges in a while! I clicked over there today and then spent an hour trying to sift through my years of blogging to find the first wedding card I ever posted...well come to find out, it wasn't all that long ago!! I don't make wedding cards often, really only for when there is an ACTUAL wedding, and I have been to 2 in the past couple of years but APPARENTLY I didn't blog about them! So here is the first blogged wedding card I have...


Original post is from March 18th of this year! Oh well, guess that gives me incentive to make more wedding cards!! LOL!! If you haven't been to the Flashback Friday blog you SHOULD!! It is so fun to search for "firsts" in your old blogging posts...and sometimes it's hysterically embarrassing if it's from when you were a beginner! And if you were the kind of beginner I was...well, cheeks will be red but it also shows JUST HOW FAR you have come as a crafter and it's a good feeling! Have a great day!!

Card Patterns Saturday!

First time ever playing with a Card Patterns sketch and man was it fun!! I saw the sketch on Amy's blog along with her amazing card and it just grabbed me! I was in a vintagey mood and thought of these paper scraps I had from Webster's Pages and wha-la! vintagey baby card at it's cutest! And I love this sentiment stamp from Ippity! And if you love it too, click on the link in my side bar to Rona's Ippity Blog! She has a sale going on as well as a NEW RELEASE of some fantastic stamps! Ok, on to the sketch and card!



Isn't this sketch awesome!! I just loved it! And here is my card...


What do ya think? Well, thanks for stopping by and don't forget to scroll up to see my BLOG CANDY POST!!! Open until the end of May!! Big scrappy hugs loveys!!

Scrapbooking at the Outlawz!

Saturday is Scrapbooking day at the Outlawz! I was lucky enough to play along with this weeks challenge which is themed CELEBRATION!! So what fits? ANY celebration! Graduations, birthdays, anniversaries! Dig out those fun photos and start created! Here is my layout, it's Emma at her headstart graduation!




Head over to the Outlawz scrapbooking group today and get your layout on!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Trendy Chevron from scratch!

I so wanted to play along with the Moxie Fab Chevron Chic Challenge but did I have anything in this trendy pattern? OF course not! So I put my crafty cap on and thought, hey, why not use a corner stamp to create the pattern! And man did it WORK!!! I Completely LOVE the effect I got using this swirly little corner stamp from Inkadinkadoo and will definitely be doing this again! Now I want to find tons of corner stamps LOL!!





I also made this for the APC forum, Metal Challenge! See that cute little metal charm? No clue where it came from, it was hidden in my junk stash dish! Cute though I thought!

Have a great day everyone! Might be back later with some more crafty goodness if I have time!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Winged Things on Shaped Cards!

2 Challenges I found today I thought were fun, one from Some Odd Girl (make a shaped card) and the other from Through The Craftroom Door (any winged thing) and immediately a mushroom shaped card using Happy Angel Kaylee popped into my head! After a few trial and error making the card from scratch (obviously I do not own a mushroom template!!) I thought it came out great! I layered...and layered...and layered some more...colored and punched, and lots of cutting out and came up with this sweet thing!


Sorry for the crap photo, but my mom went on a cruise and asked if she could use my camera on her trip so my camera on my phone is holding me over until she gets back next week! (can you say YIKES!! it's been only 2 days and I am having major camera withdrawals!!) Anywho, hope you like my card today! I plan on getting more done tomorrow since I don't have to work..YIPPEE!! Have a great night!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Wedding CAS at TOL!

New CAS challenge is posted a little early for tomorrow (lucky you!!) and the theme this week is WEDDING!!! May/June is like the BIGGEST season for weddings! And let me tell you, I am in my friend Carrie's wedding May 28th and I am SO EXCITED!!!! This month has been a WILD one! Doing lots of crafty things for the wedding and once they are finished I will definitely share them with you!

Well onto the challenge card I made for the CAS Challenge at the Outlawz




You know how much I LOVE this MS butterfly punch...welllllll I got a coupon for 40% one MS product at Mike's and went there today and got the OTHER butterfly punch I REALLY REALLY wanted too! So now I have these 2 great punches...{{pure love}} Definitely will be showcasing cards made with that awesome punch!!

Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

New Challenge, New Place!

I was invited to (what is new to me) a awesome little ning site for a cool little scrappy magazine Through The Craftroom Door. You can subscribe to the magazine and you can get an online version as well as a hard copy in the mail! AND you can submit to the magazine!! Well, my dear dear friend Lisa(ThePurplePlace) won a challenge there and was offered a one year subscription for herself or as a gift and she gifted it to ME!!! How wonderfully sweet is she?! I can't thank her enough! I am so excited to be part of this group now and I already got their first challenge done...twice!!

The challenge was ANYTHING GOES!! Let loose! Well, I got these FANTABULOUS stamps from Unity and Ippity in the mail from my awesome friend Angie, and I HAD to ink them up IMMEDIATELY!! Just look how cute these sunglasses are!!





I just thought they were so fun and snazzy! And the brights inks from Stampin' Up! were perfect for them...I have so many ideas for these stamps! Tomorrow is another day:)