Monday, November 23, 2009

Ch{all}enge Masters Design Team Call!!

Ch{all}enge Masters is looking for 2 new group leaders!
1. Go Green Group Leader
2. Altered Group Leader

Group Leader Requirements:
*Post 1 new challenge on assigned date each month along with a project sample to your challenge group.
*Make sure you leave a comment in the gallery on each of your category's submissions.
*Be as active as possible on the forums daily.
*Check the Design Team group daily for posts containing important information or requiring your response.
*If you have stuff going on in your life, you're going on vacation or whatever & you can't be around, contact a member from the site's ADMIN to let us know.
*Since there is no compensation for your design duties, you are eligible to participate in all of our to win the prize each month!!! Please play along as much as you'd like!
To apply, please send a link to your blog and/or main gallery to: . Please send a .jpg of 1 {only 1 please!} layout/project that best represents your style along with your full name & email address. Submissions will be accepted until Nov. 27th. Don't forget to let us know which position you would like to fill.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Come check out our first Blog Hop!

Over at Ch{all}enge Masters we will be having our first ever Blog Hop to celebrate the holiday season! Be sure to tell all about this awesome event because there will be plenty of goodies given away and lots of fun to be had!
The first stop of the Blog Hop will the Ch{all}enge Masters Blog here. Be sure to hop on over there first to start your Blog Hopping! When you visit each Blog and leave a comment, and some you will need to become a follower to win prizes, you will entered to win fabulous goodies from Ch{all}enge Masters!! Come one come all! It's gonna be fun!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Check this out!

I received a Blog award from Stacy! Thanks girl! Now I have to send this along to 5 other people and those 5 people send along to another 5, so here goes:
Lisa Haines
Jennifer Campbell
Jessica Kibec
Lisa T.

Do I have some goodies for a lucky winner over at the Ch{all}enge Masters "Book Of Him" Challenge Group!! Head on over and check it out here. Below are pictures of the awesome scrappy goodness a lucky winner will receive just for participating in the Book of Him Challenge!! I'd say this lot of goodies is very much worth challenging yourself to complete a layout and upload it to the Ch{all}enge Masters Gallery!! At the end of November I will choose a random winner that will receive all these scrumptious goodies!! You can't win them if you don't get on over there and try! It's alot of fun and Robin and myself are having a blast playing along. You will also find a complete list of the items that are in this lot as well!!

That's it for today but stay tuned because we are cookin' up some Blog Hop goodness over at Ch{all}enge Masters too! Details to follow shortly! TTFN!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Life is good...and crazy!!

Hey Everyone! How ya'll doing today? How was your Halloween? Spooky fun I hope! I apologize AGAIN for not doing a post for a WEEK! I couldn't get any busier if I tried! We've had much illness around this house and my kids and husband don't ever get sick at the same time, they get sick one by one so it lasts FOREVER!!! Halloween kept me very busy, but it was so much fun to dress up with the kids and go Trick Or Treating in our neighborhood. Even though ot rained, the kids had a blast and collected gobs of candy. What did you do for Halloween?

Aside from illness and Halloween, I was pretty busy in the craft room too. I'm so very excited to announce the first ever "Book Of Him" Challenge over at Ch{all}enge Masters!! That's right! The November 2009 Challenge is up so hop on over there and be inspired with not only the "Book Of Him" Challenge, but all 15 or so more!! This site has the best group of ladies on the web and the most inspiring and TALENTED!! Plus, when you submit your project to any challenge your automatically entered to win an awesome lot of scrappin goodies!! Hope to see you there!!

Below you will find my take on the November "Book Of Him" Challenge. What do you think? I apologize for the bad lighting, it was very late at night on Halloween when I took the pics. This was a definite challenge for sure. We had to include on the layout:
* his name somewhere on the layout
* at least 5 things about him
* his handwriting somewhere
* describe my first impression of him
* had to include at least one photo

Don't you just love the smaller photo of my DH? That's the real him! Below is a closer pic of his handwriting listing 10 things about him. Can you tell he's a bit sarcastic, or as he would say facetious? The papers on this layout are from Pink Paisley, chipboard from Fancy Pants and that's most of it.

Below is a close-up of my first impression of him. I was intrigued to say the least ;}

I had a great time creating this layout and think it fits him perfectly!

Below is a card I made for another DT Call and I think it's really cute! The paper is from My Mind's Eye, cardstock Bazzil Basics. I stamped a flower with Pebbles Inc foam stamps and then Heat Embossed with multiple colors layered for this effect. Neat technique!

This card I made for my son's Soccer Coach and for the DT Call as well. The paper is from Scarlet Lime's October Kit as well as the chipboard. The ribbon is from Making memories (I believe). I made the flower by taking about a 2 x 6 inch strip of patterned paper and rolling it like making a fan, alternating sides, glued the edges together and placed a chipboard circle & button in the center. Easy! I think this card works well for a man and is a bit unexpected :}

I'm very excited because I'm working on a card that going to be entered for Cutter's Creek DT Call!! Cutter's Creek is an awesome online scrapbooking store and the owner, Kimberly, has a Yahoo group for the site and a few others groups as well. Here's a link: Here's a link to the blog: I can't wait to find out who makes the DT and to see all their awesome creations! I so love to be inspired by other's work, but the best is to inspire others with mine. On that note, must go and get these crazy kids to bed......and work on my card!! See you all soon! TTFN!