Here we are New Year's Eve, I just can't believe it!! So I have been thinking about things I want to do in the New Year with this blog and hobby. I have a few tutorials to finish including a hair color reference chart and I want to take pictures and share a few organizing ideas. I want to create just for fun and work on more projects a side from cards. A resolution that I broke last year...use the digis and rubber that I already have. Start a Facebook page... check (see my side bar I would love it if you "Like" my blog) and start an Etsy shop. Last but not least spend more time visiting my Followers. I love you guys and sometimes DT work can take so much time that I just can't make it to everyone's blog but I so love and appreciate all of you and the comments.
If you are still with me here are the rest of my favorite cards of 2011. I hope you enjoy taking a look back.
It was such a great year for me and I am so thankful that I got to be part of such wonderful Design Teams such as The Sweet Stop, Sweet 'n Sassy, All That Scraps Digi Team, My Partner In Crafting Crime, By Lori Designs and CMC Copic Challenge Group. I thought it would be fun to do a year in review on things I made over the past year. For the most part I picked something from each month. I would love it if you would join me in this little adventure on your blogs. The post might get a little long so I am going to break it into 2 days so here it goes. Click on the links to take you to the original posts with all of the details.
How is everyone surviving the last minute countdown to Christmas? I still have cards to mail, baking to do and presents to wrap but it is all good. Today is a bit of a sad post as it is my last one as a member of the By Lori Designs Team. I can't believe how fast the DT term went by. Lori Boyd is such a talented lady and a wonderful person and I am so happy to have been apart of such a wonderful and talented group of ladies. Today I made a calendar page for the much neglected hanger I have had for so long. I used super cute Winter Ella along with a calendar download from Taylored Expressions that you can find HERE.
I am not sure I will be able to make any more posts this week with so much to do, so just in case I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and say Thank You for all of your visits and comments they mean the world to me.
Today is a special post for a very special lady Suzanne Dean our fearless leader at Color Me Creative. The Design Team at CMC has arranged a special Christmas surprise filled with presents and cards to let Suzanne know how much we love and appreciate her.
I can't tell you how honored I am to be on the CMC team. I honestly wouldn't be blogging if it wasn't for Suzanne, her wonderful blog and Color Me Creative Classroom. I found Scrap Bitz by accident almost 3 years ago now and I not only became inspired by her cards and coloring but so enjoyed reading her posts about her crazy adventures and family. So my card today is totally inspired by you Suzanne. Not your traditional Christmas card but it is custom made for you:)
I hope you like it!! Thank you so much for your inspiration and for taking such good care of us. You are a wonderful and caring person and I am so happy to be on this team with such an amazing group of ladies.
I am currently enrolled in Copic Class #5 at CMC and I can't wait to practice over the holidays. Here is just a sneak peak of what there is to learn and you can find out all of the details HERE.
Oh and don't forget to join in on the CMC Copic Challenge for huge prizes and a chance to give this holiday season.
Now it is time to head on over to Marie's blog for more Christmas Wishes and tomorrow, December 18th don't forget to visit Suzie and Hazel. Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year to you and your family!!
Hi everyone!! It is time for The Sweet Stop Sketch and this time it is Sketch with a Spin- Use Chipboard which means there is a prize to win. Unfortunately I didn't have any chipboard but here is my card. I used the Sweet 'n Sassy Christmas Light Digi which is also available in a clear set and die cut along with Christmas Tags for the sentiment.
This will be that last sketch until next year so that the DT can take a little break to enjoy the holidays. We would love it if you could join us and I hope you will take time to stop by and visit the rest of the wonderful Sugar Babies.
Hello my crafty friends!! I am here today to tell you about a huge challenge going on at the CMC Copic Challenge Group so let me get right to the details.
For this Challenge we have LOTS OF PRIZES!!
AND A WAY TO DONATE TO A WONDERFUL CHARITY!!
WHAT YOU CAN WIN:
-1 person will win a NEW Provocraft CRICUT MINI machine
-1 person will win a NEW KINDLE E-READER
-1 person will win a $50 Gift Cert. to SCACD
-1 person will win a $25 Gift Cert. to the Paper Temptress
-1 person will win 5 digis from Tiffany Doodles and a $15 Gift Cert to 7 Kids College Fund and a Gilli Gift Bag
HOW TO PLAY:
4 different ways to enter
-Enter up to (2) TWO projects into the link system below by Jan. 5th
-Enter (1) one project into the BookEndz Challenge
-Donate a $3-5 donation to the Charity below for 1 entry
-Donate anything over $10 to the Charity and get 2 entries
Reading is Fundamental is the charity I have chosen to sponsor this season. As you all know I am an avid reader and it amongst my very favorite things to do in my spare time. I truly believe that literacy and reading opens up many doors in life for everyone. Not only can you find joy in books but it opens your eyes to other cultures, places and people that is so worthwhile. And just the fact that a huge part of life involves being able to read--to get through school, get a great job and navigate through life. For me teaching children to read early on in life is a MUST yet so many children are not provided with the basic materials to learn to read. So this charity is a non-profit that provides books to children and opportunities to bring literacy into areas that need
I have to say this post is a little hard to write. After a year and a half I have decided to step down from the All That Scraps Digi Team. It is hard because Christine gave me my first DT position and I am so grateful to her. C.C. Designs were then and now among my favorite stamps. The good news for the rest of you is there is a Design Team call for the All That Scraps Digi Team and you can find all the details on the ATS Blog. I am going to miss all of the wonderful team and my leader Ria so much!!
Today the team is reviewing some of the winter digis. I merged Sugar Plums Ski Bunny Trevor along with the Snowy Fence. The sentiment is from Amy R Stamps Holiday Greetings. I used my hand cut cloud dies and sponged around them to create the sky and added Polar White Flowers Soft and Martha Stewart glitter for the snow. The layout is from December's SFYTT but I did rotate it.
For my next project I created a snow filled ornament using the super sweet Polar Bear Digi.
I hope everyone had a good week. It was another busy and fast one here. We had a fun Friday night taking the kids to the Children's Theater and a trip to the River Walk to see the Christmas lights. Now it is time to get those cards mailed, presents wrapped and the house ready for company. The Sweet Stop Sketch is a great one for those last minute Christmas cards. I was running short on time and decided a snowman would be perfect since there isn't as much to color. I have had this stamp since last year from Sugar Nellie and finally inked this cutie up but I couldn't find it at Funky Kits.
Welcome to December, I can't believe it is already here. How is that shopping going? Not to bad here except I don't know what I have bought..LOL. I do shopping for a couple of people and have 2 birthdays to shop for so I get confused sometimes and my list keeps getting lost:)
Today my "baby" Addison turns 4 so I am busy trying to make a monkey cake. She adores monkeys and those cakes are hard to find so this will be the second year to make one. Anyway with that being said my post is super fast today but it is Tuesday which means it is Inspiration time at By Lori Designs and the team has some great things to share with you.
I used Winter Dana Puddle Jumper for my tag today and the sentiment is my favorite set this season Christmas Tags from Sweet n' Sassy. I really need to get a lot more tags made before the wrapping begins.
Have a great day and I will see you again very soon!!
How was everyone's weekend? I had a great one here and now it is back to running kids here and there. I must say I enjoyed not having much of a schedule to deal with.
Today I am here to tell you about a new challenge at The CMC Copic Challenge Group. The challenge this time is to use some fun Non- Traditional Hair Colors...no blondes, brunettes or red heads for this challenge. We have a great sponser this week Simply Betty Stamps and she generously gave me Brittany Bundled Up to play with, perfect for fun colored hair.
My fabulous boss Suzanne Dean is just finishing up her Copic Class 5 and it will be available for you to take right HERE on the 29th. I highly recommend these classes for Copic lovers of all levels. You can go at your own pace and get so much valuable information and PDF files for reference.
Hi everyone!! I have been playing with this super fun digital scrapbook software called My Memories. I am not into scrapbooking but have always loved doing digital photo books on line so I knew it was for me. This program is so easy to use and has so many different styles you will love it!!
Go to My Memories and take a look at all of the great things you can do with it and I have a special code for you so you can get $10.00 off of the program and an additional $10.00 to the store.
Here is the code you will need at check out STMMMS22888.
My "baby" turns 4 this week so I was feeling a bit sentimental and added a few pictures of the day she was born and 3 days before she made her appearance. I designed this with the elements that come with the software. I am also giving away a My Memories Suite V3. All you have to do is visit the website HERE and come back and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite paper pack or scrapbook kit is. I will announce a winner on Friday December 2nd.
I hope everyone here in the US enjoyed your Thanksgiving and for everyone else I hope that your day was a blessed one. The kids had fun making "thankful leaves" for everyone. We cut out leaves for everyone and they write what they are thankful for. It is always cute to see what the kids will say. Addison said she was Thankful for Thanksgiving Day..so cute. Anyway on to this weeks wonderful sketch from The Sweet Stop. Don't forget the sale over at Sweet 'n Sassy stamps, there are some great deals.
I have to say, I kind of love my card this week. I love large image panels for coloring and I absolutely adore the Saturated Canary stamps. This one is called Crushing on the Quarter Back and you can get her here at Krista's shop. I did leave off the sentiment and replaced it with buttons because it just seemed to clash with the team pendant she is holding. The paper is from Prima Madeline collection, one of my favorites. I cut out my own cloud template and sponged the background with CTMH Twilight.