Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Last Challenge with TPV!

My 6 wonderful months of being with The Paper Variety are officially up after this post.  So sad!  For this week's challenge it is a sketch challenge!  And it's a fun one too!
I actually pulled out my cricut and used it for something other than cupcakes!  I'm so proud of myself!  I cut the scalloped circles from the cindy loo cartridge and layered them with some branches I cut out with the same cartridge!  I hand cut the tree trunks, inked them & then outlined them!  I am so happy with the outcome of them!  I used K&co papers from a new stacked that I picked up.  Most of their paper I use for my altered projects, but I don't really scrap with it.  All the papers are K&Co!  Here is the sketch for the challenge!

I tried to stay as close as I could, but had a little fun with some of my changes!  This week you all are playing for the new Artful Delight kit from July which is packed full of goodies!!!  As you can see from the picture :D
I want to thank Suzanne & Abby for having me on the team, it was an awesome experience!  They sure are awesome partners running the blog and it was just such a delight working for them!  If you don't currently follow them, then please go.  They have amazing prizes, and I sneaked a peek at some of the upcoming challenges and they are FUN!  They are also on Facebook so make sure to go follow The Paper Variety on facebook!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Scrap it With a Song & GIVEAWAY!

Happy Monday Everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at Scrap it With a Song!  I don't know what we were thinking when we chose this next song, but it's Poker Face, by Lady Gaga!  I sat down to work on this layout tonight, and I had something else totally planned for it, but I had a scrap therapy session.  Father's day is hard for me, my dad was my favorite person in my whole wide world for 25 years and I miss him so much.  At dinner last night seeing how Julia reacted playing with my brothers and my Father-in-Law I was really sad knowing that she will never have that relationship with my dad because she was only 2 when he passed away and that frankly just sucks.  So that's where this layout took me, it's not as fancy as my others, but it truly speaks from my heart and that's more precious than flowers and ribbons. 
Please go check out Scrap it With a Song if you haven't already.  Follow the link on my sidebar.  There is an amazing prize being sponsored by Fancy Pants Designs and I am also personally giving away some of their Beach Babe collection if you go and LIKE them on Facebook and then leave a comment on the blog!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Paper Variety Mixed Alpha Challenge

Hi everyone!  It's time for a new challenge over at TPV!  As my position on the DT is coming to an end soon, I think I've only got 1 more challenge left :(  The DT Call is still open & it's an amazing team to be on, so I suggest that you give it a try!  For this week's challenge you have to use mixed alpha's.  I made this layout with a picture from my 1st birthday party.  Growing up panda's have always been my favorite!

You have until next Monday night to get your project in to be considered for the drawing, everybody has a chance at the prize!  Sunday the spotlights go up for the DT's picks.  Make sure you link up your projects and list TPV when you do!

And of course you are going to be playing for a great prize sponsored by Dana Swadling!  Make sure you go check what she's got too :D  Thank you all for checking in & Good Luck!!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sketches in Thyme NEW Challenge!

Hello there!  There's a new challenge up at Sketches in Thyme!  This one was a lot of fun!  I used some Fancy pants designs paper on kraft.  I'm still loving all the pictures from my childhood that I snagged from my mom!  I don't usually cut out my pictures, but for the past 2 it's really worked.  The prize this month is a $20 gift certificate to The Paper Trail...

Please go check our sponsor out!  You have all month to enter into our challenge!  So you have time to make it awesome!  Here's the sketch so you can go get your sketch on!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Scrap It With a Song (Time of My Life)

And good Monday morning to everyone!  I'm here to let you know about the new challenge over at Scrap it With a Song!  

Who loves and cherishes Dirty Dancing?  So this week should be alot of fun!  The song is Time of Your Life from Dirty Dancing!  You have to incorporate the song lyrics into your paper project somehow and link it up by Saturday night!  Top 5 will be listed on Sunday afternoon!  And we are so lucky to have Fancy Pants Designs sponsoring us!  While I'm working on getting sponsors lined up, the month of June every layout that you submit you get entered into the drawing for the gift from Fancy Pants Designs at the end of the month!!!  I used Fancy Pants Designs paper in creating my layout!!!  I found this old picture of my parents from the early 90's and I just loved it, well I didn't like the background, so I cut them out!  But it just makes me so happy to see them, and of course makes me miss my dad a ton!  So please go join!!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Paper Variety Tutti Frutti Challenge

This week's challenge over at The Paper Variety is a Tutti Frutti Challenge! Include a fruit on your paper project!  Sounds easy enough, right?  Well not if you are me who created 4 projects before I was satisfied enough!!! haha!  So I have an apple gift box, couple of strawberry cards & this!  I used some vintage patches I was saving, I scrap 8x8 so the strawberry is BIG but not massive big, lol.  Some gingham seambinding I sewed around kraft to make a frame and some new Martha Stewart tape for accents!  Very fun & fruity 80's feel :D  Oh and that's ME with Strawberry Shortcake!!!

Artful delight is sponsoring up their JUNE kit for one lucky winner!  It's fantastic!!!  Also there is a design team call going on right now over at the Paper Variety!  It's an amazing team to be on, Abby & Suzanne are awesome.  They are looking for all fresh new faces, they are kicking us all off :D  *pouts!* but that's cool with me now I can try to win some of the awesome prizes they always seem to get!!!!  So applications need to be in by June 24th, so don't waste anytime on that!!!!!!!