Friday, October 30, 2009

How about an early treat!

With my son overseas, I wanted to do a little extra something for he and his buddies this year. I realize the little package itself isn’t much, but I wanted them to know that someone would take the time to do something special just for them. While grocery shopping, I came across a large box of Spongebob Squarepants fruit snacks. Okay, so the guys are a bit old for fruit snacks, but I knew it would make them smile and lighten the air for a bit!! I made up 30 of these cute little treat bags…I sent 24 over for them to share.
As soon as the little treats arrived, my son emailed to tell me that they all appreciated the homemade goody, and they really got a kick out of the fact that I had tucked in Spongebob! By coincedence, while confined to the ship lately, they had been watching a series of Spongebob episodes! Too fun!

Stop back tomorrow for more Halloween surprises!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Here is another card for you! I made this one with the October Project Kit from Life Preservers! Everything is from the kit except the stickles, and vellum quote on the insert.

Just a couple more days to get your layout finished for Scrapfit!! A new challenge will be posted on November 1st. We will also be introducing a new DT member!!

Here is a sneak peak at the next challenge!

Monday, October 26, 2009

What an awesome weekend!! We had so much fun at the Life Preservers crop!! It’s not to late to check out all the great challenges and make N takes! Incredible inspiration there!! We have until Nov 1st to get them finished and posted!! I am so glad for the extension! I was having to much fun to accomplish very much! I did manage to get one challenge and one make N take finished. I am hoping to get several more completed throughout the week. We’ll see…the school just sent Drew home with a fever. Cross your fingers that he doesn’t get to sick, and that I don’t get it!!

I created this for Krista's Bingo Challenge. I used 10 or more buttons, staples, torn paper, and a stamped image.

I also finished Rhonda's Mini album Make N Take. I am going to slip this into Drew's stocking for Christmas. Naaa, I'm not to worried about him coming here and seeing it! I decided not to post photos of the pages this time. It is about a big hunting trip, and I didn't want to offend anyone with the contents.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

G’ morning everyone!! Today’s the big day!!! Our Life Preservers Crop!! There are so many fun games, challenges, and make N takes for inspiration! Stop by and say Hi!

Here is my challenge:

What's a party without friends!? I hope you don't mind, but I've invited Danny Dracula, Freddy Frankenstein, Matilda Mummy, and Wanda Witch.
My challenge to you is to create a layout in honor of our friends. It does not need to be fall or Halloween related...create whatever theme you like. However, in honor of our friends your layout must contain the following:

Danny Dracula - Red (Danny's favorite color. It does not need to be the dominate color. Danny says jsut a drop of blood...I mean color is fine!)
Freddy Frankenstein - brads or eyelets ( they remind Freddy of his bolts!)
Maltida Mummy - Ribbon or trim
Wanda Witch - bling or glitter (Wanda says even witches like a little glitz when going out over the town!)

And here is my example….don’t you just love these Collage Press papers?! My favorite!!

For my make N take, I created these fun little treat bags! (again with some awesome Collage Press papers!) These would be fun for neighbors and coworkers!

Directions:You can use any size square, depending on what and how much you want to put inside. A 12x12 is large enough to put several things in, and 6x6 is perfect for a gift card. I made mine 8x8.

Step 1: cut a square from double sided paper ( I cut mine 8x8)

Step 2: fold in half to form a triangle

Step 3: bring bottom left corner up until straight across and fold

Step 4: bring right corner up until straight across and fold

Step 5: Bring one layer of the top point down and fold

Now, you should have a pocket that looks like this:

Step 6: Decorate!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

been busy!

I’m back!! For the past few weeks, I have felt in a bit of a scrappy slump. Thanks to Von and my October Life Preservers kit, I am feeling creative again!! Wohoo! Von's kits are always just the pick-me-up I need!
I tried and tried to come up with ideas for the Maya Road Sheer House mini album in the project kit. Beings the farm girl that I am, it kept screaming “barn” at me, soooo barn it is!! Take a gander and let me know what you think!!
*don't forget, you can click on the photos to enlarge them*

I tried to stick with just the Pink Paisly papers and punchouts from the kit as closely as possible. To create the trim on the barn, I cut stips from the excess on the punchout page. For the cow, I cut the white body parts from the punchouts!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Time for a new Scrapfit challenge!!

You much use black and white only…no other colors
Must use Black and white photo
Title must include the word “Memories”

This really was fun….I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Wohoo! Reveal day at TS!!

There were just so many fun papers in the TS kit that I just didn’t know where to start!! Thank you Leslie for such a wonderful kit, and the opportunity to work as Guest Designer!!

Non kit items:Jenny Bowlin chipboard button (found in TS store), American Crafts button (found in TS store), jute, and raffia

All items were from the kit! These papers are just too cute!

Non kit items: stickles

Non kit items: Brads

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sneak Peak Day!!

How about a couple sneaks from up coming reveals?!

My favorite kit ever from TS! Kit #1!

You have a couple more days to get you layout finished in time to qualify for the Awesome Ribbon package at Scrapfit! Here is a peak at the next challenge!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Oops! I guess I was busy scrapping away and didn’t realize it had been so long since I had posted! How about a few card to tie you over until the 15th reveals?! Actually, I thought I had shared a couple of these already! *blushing*

Don't forget to stock up on adhesive, and get those photos printed! Our LP crop will sneak up on you before you know it!

Everything is from my stash. The stamp is from Stampin'Up.

Another Stampin'Up stamp on this one, Jute from my stash, and papers from TS kit #1.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October! Unreal!! It’s going to be another super busy scrap month…but I am sooo excited! Bring it on!!

As the new month begins, so does my journey as Design Team member at LP!! I am still in a bit of shock!

I am also the October guest designer at Treasured Scrapbooking….part of my prize package!! What a fabulous kit! I’ve been having so much fun with it! Secrets, secrets!! You’ll have to wait to see!

The 1st of the month also means time for a new challenge at ScrapFit!!

The challenge is:
Workout #5 Hopscotch
1. Create a Halloween themed LO.
2. Use RIBBON.
3. At least one picture has to be done in a mosaic.

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