Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Years!!

We are in the midst of a Mini New Years Eve crop at Life Preservers. Come on over and hang out with us!

Von has some great challenges for you to do! Maybe, you can get in on an RAK game! I'll warn you though, I am a feisty competitor!! I am sooo excited to have won an Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Mat!

Here is a card I did for one of the challenges!

I'm off to work on another challenge!

Come back tomorrow to see the next challenge for ScrapFit!!

Have a fun and safe evening!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Did you have a nice Holiday weekend?

Thanks to a huge snow storm, we didn't get to celebrate with our families yet. On the up side, being snowed in for 3 days gave me plenty of time to play with my newest Life Preservers kit! I have to admit I was a bit intimidated, yet super excited to get the papers from the SassafrasLass Amplify line. The patterns are a bit more crazy than I would normally choose, but I was quite eager to push myself outside my usual realm of scrapping and see what I could do with them. I have to say I have had an absolute blast playing with these papers!!!

You know how I love my layers! Yes, I just had to try it! When I first saw these papers, I instantly thought of this photo of my grandmother. I think these fun, bright, daring patterns match her personality. To do the journaling, I put the rubon directly on the twill.

I also had to try out a style away from my usual, yet bringing in some of my usual stitching and such to make it my own! This photo of my boys is over 15 years old, but it still makes me laugh everytime I see those little faces smashed up against the window!

To make this little purse, I covered a fry box. No, not a dirty one! After cutting an oval for the top, I punched two holes and threaded the ribbon/twill through the holes for the handle. I finished by decorating with some lace and a flower. I used a velcro dot for the closure. It is the prefect size for a little treat or even a gift card!

And last but not least, I also made up a quick cute card.

Other bits of news:

Life Preservers has just posted the latest sketch for the card contest.

You have a couple more days to post your layout/card for ScrapFit Challenge #10.

The deadline for the Scrapfit DT search is January 5th.

Mark your calendars for Jan 8th. ScrapFit is hosting it's first crop! I hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Are you a Cosmos Cricket fan? Do you love the holidays? Who doesn't?! This weeks ScrapFit challenge is for you!!

ScrapFit challenge #10

1. Use a Cosmos Cricket product
2. Chose a holiday/winter themed word and create your own challenge!!
For example: I chose the word PEACE so I used

Stop on by and enter the contest. It is a Cosmos Cricket kit up for grabs!!

Scrapfit news: It is time for another DT search! The official announcement will be posted here on December 16th!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Better late than never!! Is it just me, or is it the time of year?! Lately, I feel like the harder I work to get ahead, the farther behind I fall! Usually by this time, I am finished shopping with the exception of a gift or two. Not only am I generally finished shopping, but they are all wrapped and under the tree. Do you know what is under my tree right now? NOT A THING! Just a poor lonely tree skirt! If I don't get out soon, I am going to hit the panic button!!! On the plus side, I've nearly completed my homemade gifts.

On to other business! Here are a couple Christmas cards.

I finally got a little time to scrap. It felt sooo good to sit down a create! The center block of this card is some rubons. I doctored them up with some stickles! Stickles...sooo addicting! I just love the Websters lace on this one!

This one is primarily cardstock, with a little Basic Grey pattern paper, ribbon, stickles, and a few jewels. Isn't it amazing how pretty plain old cardstock is when embossed with the cuttlebug?! I embossed the plain white with a couple different embossing folders, adding stickles to the center of the snowflakes. A little pattern paper for a matte. I then embossed some green Core'dinations cardstock, sanded lightly, and cut into triangles for trees. Add a few accessories and Waalaaa!!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I want to give a huge thank you to all of you that participated in our ScrapFit Blog Hop!!! And a special thank you to all of you that stopped and left comments. They are greatly appreciated!!

Congratulations to Gabrielle on winning the big ScrapFit prize package!!

Now, On to my winner


the winner is


Congrats, Dayna!!
Send me your address so I can get your prize package in the mail!

Now, back to business! Stop back tomorrow for a card or two!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Yep! I am aware that it is December today, and here I am posting a Halloween layout! In my defense, these papers have just been begging me to play, but I haven’t had time until now!

I created this for ScrapFit challenge #9. That’s right, it’s reveal day!!
The challenge is:

Workout #9 Snow Storm

It's a snow storm at ScrapFIT! I love whitespace so that is what this Workout is all about! Here is what you have to do...
* Whitespace
* 1 Picture
* 1 Word Title
* A little Sparkle

All of my supplies are from the Life Preservers Mega Halloween Kit
Non kit supplies:
Maya Mist (previous Life Preservers mini kit)
Tim Holts Mask
Homemade glimmer mist
Distress ink

I really struggle with leaving white space so this was a nice “outside the box” challenge for me!

Don’t forget, our blog hop is still going on! You have until Dec 7th to get your entries in!