Friday, December 16, 2011

Spellbinders Round One! Done!

Yeah!!! I made it thru the First Round of the Spellbinders Design Team contest!!! I think it is MORE stressful the second time around! LOL!!! I actually went to town Christmas shopping the day of the announcement... Know what I did? I took my laptop with me so I could be checking!! I had to keep going to the Subway parking lot to check the Spellbinders blog! ROFL! Yep, a little obsessed you could say! :) I SURE was happy to see my name there! :) My hubby thought I was nuts!! :) I guess he's right... ;)
Thank you to EVERYONE who has already commented or touched base to congratulate! It is SUCH an amazing company to design for! I feel so honored to have been on the 2011 team! I would love to have the opportunity to continue on!!! A HUGE congrats to the others on the list!! I am SO excited for you!!!!
That being said, did you SEE the list? There is some AMAZING talent on there!! 11 out of 12 present team members reapplied... they are only taking 12 for the 2012 team!!! There is not guarantee that we will make it back on! We have to compete just as hard as everyone else!! I have until Jan 4th to create something that will blow them away! I have to say... my First round project is one of my very best projects that I've EVER created!!!!! I can't show you yet... but it is pretty nice, if I do say so myself! LOL!
I can however, show you a different project! :) And it's not Christmassy! :)
I created this project for Summer CHA using some gorgeous die templates! I had fun with the lacing and adding some corrugated cardboard for a photo mat! The title is done in Donna's Letters onto corrugated cardboard as well! how fun is that!? For details on what products are used, please see my Spellbinders gallery.

TIP: See that spiral blossom? The entire die template has the scallops. What I did, was fold them in to create the center of the flower, and only allow the outside scallops to be seen! It creates a different look than what we usually see with this die template! How fun!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are enjoying your holiday prep!! Time is running out! LOL!

Until next time... Happy Scrapping!


Monday, December 12, 2011

In The Christmas Spirit

Hello all!! Busy around here as always! But I did want to stop by and share with you a few projects that I did for Spellbinders! These 3 projects are all on the Spellbinders website in my gallery,(found here) so I'm going to let you visit there to find the products used and what die templates I designed these with!

First up is a layout I created about my baby's first Christmas! I just ADORE this photo of Jesse!!

Then I created a Christmas card using the same papers and some of the same die templates!


Then finally, I created a Christmas planner! Simple and yet such a big help in getting and staying organized!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I appologize for the lack of details in todays post! But I did provide links to where you can get more info! If you have any questions, PLEASE feel free to email me or ask in the comments section!

Until Next time...

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, December 05, 2011

Trimmin' The Tree with Spellbinders!

Yesterday Hubby went with our boys and got our Christmas tree! YAY! Yep, we get a real one and I LOVE it that way! I would have loved to go all together but I had to take Jaz to a concert for school... so it was the perfect way to get both things done in one day! :) We'll get it up this week sometime... not my favorite job in the world but I sure do enjoy it when it's finished!

So today I have a sweet and simple tree ornament to share with you! I literally made it in 5 minutes!! I was cleaning up some scraps from a previous project and it just fell together! LOVE when that happens! It was one of those afternoons that I really didn't have time to create... but how can you NOT have 5 minutes!?!?
This project was created using some of my favorite Spellbinders Die Templates!
S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants
S5-028 Nested Pennants
S5-041 Floral Doily Motifs
It also uses Want2Scrap's Nestabling to match the Pennant die!!

(Ribbon is Not yellow... my camera went wonky on me here... didn't notice it so bad until I published this pose! Eek! LOL!)
I actually began this project by tying the lace into a bow. Then It all came to me in a rush! :) I grabbed a pre made flower (First time in AGES! I always make my own with the fab Spellbinders die's!!), ran the Bo Bunny paper thru my Grand Calibur once to cut ALL the pieces... then one more time to emboss them all! Then I glued them all together! a little ink, a little bling and a little ribbon and I was FINISHED! How quick is THAT?!?!Hope I've given you the push to run to your scrap stash and spend JUST 5 MINUTES creating something fabulous! It'll make your day... I know it did mine! :)
Until Next time...
Happy Scrapping!

PS: 4 more days to enter the Spellbinders Design Team Contest First Round!!!!