Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Capture These Sketches Blog Hop!!

Spooky giveaway!!!

It's almost Halloween!! Whoot!! And in honor of such a spooky day, I'm going to do a giveaway!!! i have some funky Halloween rubons and a few other things... plus I'll even add some Non Halloweenish scrappy goodies to the mix!! Want a chance to win it?

you can have 3 chances!!

1. Just leave a comment!
2. Post about it on your blog and let me know!
3. If you are a follower of my blog, you will get a third bonus chance!!

Is that easy or what?

I'll do the draw on Monday, Nov 2nd!!
Happy Halloween!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Crop Accomplishments

I had the FAB opportunity to go the the Lets Capture Our Memories crop this weekend! WOW! It was AMAZING! The food was AWESOME! The goodies were incredible... handmade boxes by the owner Tanya... Too much shopping and TONS of laughs!! OMW... we had SO much fun!!These girls are so much fun!! But I really think we need to get out of the house more! LOL!!
Amongst all of the fun and laughs, i did manage to get 3 LO's done... wanna see?

This first LO was a quickie... done in 1/2 hr!! It is done using # 14 Natalie's sketch from Capture These Sketches! Great sketch!! I made a very simplified version... not wanting to overdo this fab paper!!
Bo Bunny PP
Pink Paislee alpha's
Zva bling
Martha Steward Punch

This LO is probably my fav for the weekend. I hand stitched the lace and ribbon to the LO for exact placement. My sewing machine would have done it... but I didn't bring it... wish I had though! LOL! I dug DEEP into my stash of paper to find this old Urban Lilly paper! Did yo know they are back and having a DT call? Very cool! So, I had to give it a try! Their papers are so fun and funky!! This is the only LO I could do using their stuff, as I didn't have much left!! Wish me luck!! :)
Urban Lilly PP
Bazill Swiss Dot Cardstock white
Bo Bunny PP (brown)
Prima SIIP and flower
Unknown lace and ribbon
Alpha's American Crafts and Pink Paislee
Fiskars punch
Maya Road Acrylic bird

This circle of circles was inspired by a page in Canadian Scrapbooker ( Not sure on the artist... sorry!) It was fun, but once again i REALLY wish I'd had my sewing machine there! Yes, I could have waited to finish until I got home... but I hate doing that! Gotta get it done!! :)
Don't you LOVE that Martha Steward punch set!?! The loopedy loop? It comes with a border punch AND corner punch! Brilliant!! Thanks Tracey for the use of it!! :)
Bazill Swiss Dot CS White
Bazill Black CS
Buttons: FooFaLa
Alpha's: American Crafts and Pink Paislee
Martha Steward Punches
Prima Bling
Black Sharpee

Thanks so much for stopping by! I just love all of your kind comments! :) You rock!! :)

Now i need to clearify something from my last post... or rather add something. ANOTHER reason I have lightened my scrappy load is in hopes of getting another Manufacturer design team position. There are several AMAZING ones open right now, that I want so badly! So please don't take my previous post to mean that i don't want them or have time for them... cause... I DO! :) LOL!
So...Until the next time mojo finds me... Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Shame on me! Updates!!

i can't believe it's been so long since I've updated this thing! Oops! I had been doing so well too!! Oh well, life happens and gets in the way sometimes... right?
Nothing too much new or exciting...
i have resigned from a couple of my Design teams... Very sad to do so, but it was just time. In Sept I said good bye to Mon Ame Memories. And here in October i designed with my last Scrapbook Sussies kit. It's just time... I need to find myself again... Find my own style, use my own scrappy stash... you know how it goes, right? i loved these teams, and already miss them... but this is a good thing.
So I'm focusing in on the Capture These Sketches team... which is having a DT call on right now! 2 more days left to apply!!! :) That, and My Stamp Box. I really want to do well on these and don't want to spread myself too thin... With each of these i get to use stuff from my own stash.. which is huge!! i forgot how much beautiful stuff i had! Now I get to play with it more!

Speaking of My Stamp box... go check out their was my first day to post on there!! It's Wed, so i got to post a challenge!! Check it out here... I am LOVING working with these stamps!!

And I suppose i should leave you with a few scrappy projects...

Capture These Sketches Card Sketch #3
... designed by ME!! :)
You'll never guess what I did here... When i did the stitching... yes, you guessed it! i stitched my card SHUT!!! ROFL!!!!! Only me!! :) I used the Kind Flower stamps from My Stamp Box to stamp the THANK YOUs on the circle... and for the flower on the bottom. I stamped it twice and cut them out. Added stickles and a button and used a foam square to mount it!

Capture These Sketches Card Sketch #1 by Calia
I used the Oval Office stamps from My Stamp Box for the Sentiment here!
New LO's Created for My Stamp Box Blog:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love to read your comments, so be sure to say Hi and let me know you were here!! :)
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, October 02, 2009

Capture These Sketches BLOG HOP!!

Hi and welcome to the Capture These Sketches blog hop!! Didn't know we were having one? No problem!! Check out the details here!
October's sponsor is My Stamp Box!! you have a chance to win a fabulous set of these stamps just by playing along!! So make sure to comment here and then you're almost finished! Just head back to the sketch blog and leave a comment saying that you have completed the blog hop!! Then email your SECRET WORD back to

Don't forget to pick up your "letter"!! Write down the letter "X" and now you have completed your secret phrase!!

Now here's the order again in case you got lost along the way!! :)

Start out at the Capture these Sketches Blog...

Back to the Sketch blog YOU GO HERE!!

Here is my LO using Jana's FABULOUS sketch!!

I used the SEALS stamp set from MSB. I stamped it on my patterned paper and cut it out. I inked the edges and added a corderoy (SP?) brad in the middle! So simple! I LOVE this stamp set!!!

Thanks for stopping by... and happy blog hopping!!

Thursday, October 01, 2009


Well, I can finally tell!!! I've been BUSTING AT THE SEAMS for the last 2 weeks!!!
Here's a hint...

I'm SO thrilled to share that I've been chosen as one of the newest members of the My Stamp Box Design Team!!

HUGE thanks to Tracey for teaching me so much about stamping and constantly encouraging me to dig them out!! :) It's paid off girlie!! :)
And HUGE Kudo's to Cindy... YOU so deserve your spot girlie!! CONGRATS!!

So, here's to an awesome term with My Stamp Box!! Thanks Bettina!! :)

Now step on over to our blog for a blog hop happening RIGHT NOW!!!

Capture These Sketches # 11

I had it done on time... but my camera batteries died... so it's just NOW getting loaded! It was my week off anyway... but I had to play with this fun sketch by Darlene!! Happy with how it turned out! Had this Pebbles paper for a while and finally found the perfect LO for it!!
Check out the sketch here The team did a fabulous job with it!!
Here's mine...

Got to play with the Gelatins Asian Garden stamps again! i stamped the leaves using green ink and added the stickles for a glittery effect!
Tonight is the deadline for loading any September sketches!! And some FUN news... tomorrow evening we are having a BLOG HOP over at Capture these Sketches! You can come by any time after 8PM AST and play along!! It's over at 8 on Sunday!! You don't want to miss out on your chance to win some goodies by our Oct sponsor!! Which is YET TO BE REVEALED!! :)

Stay tuned... EXCITING news to share next!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!! HAPPY SCRAPPING!