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Monday, September 7, 2009

August Sketch Challenge Voting

Hi All:
So Sketchy has posted the page with all of the August creations on it as well as the rules for casting your vote for the best creation in August. Just click on the link
It's Voting Time and you will be taken to the post where you can cast your vote. The voting will remain open until Thursday, September 10 at 10:00pm MST. Stop by there and check it out.
Hugs, xoxo
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Saturday, September 5, 2009

So Sketchy August Sketch Contest

I managed to get a few pages and cards made in August and I was able to use some of them to double up on some challenges too. My Sketch World hosted their ABC Summer Crop during the entire month so I combined a couple of the August sketches from So Sketchy with the "recipe" from MSW and uploaded my creations to both blogs. I LOVE it when I can combine challenges because I have more time to spend on each creation. AND So Sketchy is trying something new .... the winner of their August Sketch Contest will be picked by YOU! The deadline for sending in our entries was Sept.4th which means that Allison will be posting the entries and voting rules anytime. Once she does that, I will post the direct link for the specific post on my blog. So, be sure to hop over to Allison's So Sketchy blog to have a look at all of the fantastic entries and don't forget to cast your vote for your favourite.
Here are all of my entries for the August sketch contest. (Allison doesn't allow anyone to post her sketches on their blog so above each of my creations you will see a link to the specific sketch on her blog.)

This was my calendar page for August.

This is September's calendar page.

Thanks so much for stopping by to have a look at some of my creations. I hope to see you again soon. Hugs xoxo

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You Laura's #33

Laura was in charge of providing the sketch this week over at 2 Sketches 4 You and what a great sketch it is. I really enjoyed doing this one. Here is her sketch:

And here is my take on it:

I also used this card for the V=Violet chanllenge over at My Sketch World in their ABC Crop. I will be back to post more in a day or so. Thanks for stopping by!
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Cupcake CC Birthday & 2S4U Kazan's #33 & MSW P=Patterned Paper Challenge

I finallay found some time to work on one of Kazan's sketches over at 2S4U I had not submitted anything all summer, so I figured I should get back to 'normal' and I decided I would give her sketch #33 a try. I just loved this sketch when I saw it, and I was able to make a card to use for 3 challenges all at once. This card was perfect for the challenge at 2S4U, of course, MSW "P=Patterned Paper" Challenge and Cupcake Craft Challenges "Happy 1st Birthday" Challenge.

Here is Kazan's #33:

And here is my take on it:Recipe: All patterned paper is from DCWV Sweet Stack, CTMH "Cupcake Sprinkles" stamp set and inks, Prima flowers, Ranger Stickles, Offray ribbon and Kaisercraft Pearls.

Cupcake Craft Challenge is having their Blog's 1st Birthday Celebration this week and the prizes they are giving away are AMAZING. Each member of their Design Team is giving away their own blog candy plus CCC also has their own prizes. Pop on over to the CCC blog and read all about it.
The P=Patterned Paper challenge at the MSW Forum required that you make a card using atleast 3 different patterned papers, so again this card was perfect.
Thanks for stopping by :)
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Guest Designer Spot at My Sketch World.

Where has the summer gone?? I can't believe we are over half way through August already. Whew, has this ever been a busy past few months! I am sooooo far behind on my posts and I have soooooo much to share with you. First, my huge news :) I was asked by Lucy Chesna from My Sketch World if I would be a Guest Layout Designer for August!! Naturally, I said YES. I was so excited when I got her email, I could hardly contain myself. She sent me the sketch I was to follow and I also had to write a short bio about myself.

Here is the sketch Lucy sent me:

Here is my take on Lucy's August 1st layout sketch:

In addition to being a Guest Designer, I also had to choose a "job" on the MSW Forum and do it from August 1 - 15. I decided I would do the "Gallery Pick of the Day". Each day, I had to browse the MSW Gallery and choose atleast 1 layout and 1 card that a member had made and then write a post in the forum featuring their creations. Even though it was pretty difficult to make my choices, I LOVED doing it and was sorry when my term was over. If you get a chance, stop by MSW and check it all out. The talent over there is amazing. Lucy is fantastic and all of the girls are just fabulous. I have made many friends there and I enjoy chatting with each of them. Right now, they are having an ABC Summer Crop during the whole month of August. The crops are always tons of fun and the prizes are super. Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.
Hugs xoxo
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

I Won My First Scrapbooking Blog Challenge!!!!

I know I have been away for quite a while, and I do apologize for that but I have been super busy participating in various challenges over at My Sketch World. Lucy Chesna is the creator of this blog and her and her DTs post some amazing challenges on the MSW Forum every month. Well, back in May there was a challenge posted on the MSW Blog by Tara Thynne and the challenge was called "In Stitches". Tara asked you to "do some hand stitching on your layout!! Be brave and try this easy to do technique. You can use any of Lucy's featured sketches as the foundation of your layout. Load your layouts in the gallery and email it to me." Needless to say, the hand stitching intrigued me so I decided to give it a try. Here is the layout I made and entered:

Here is a close-up of the hand stitching I included on my layout:

I used a Bazzil template and I am hooked on the hand stitching. I have since bought another set of templates, this time with Swirl Borders, and I am anxious to get some use out of those very soon. But, there is more........Guess what?? On June 15th, I found out from Tara that I had won this challenge!! I was sooooo excited when I heard that. I haven't received my prize yet, but I sure can't wait to see what I won. Tara kept the prize a secret so I will have to wait for it to arrive before I can share it with you.

Well, as it is 11:52 pm and I have an early morning tomorrow, I am going to head off to dreamland for now but I have a LOT more news to share with you about My Sketch World.

I will be posting more news about the happenings at My Sketch World so be sure to keep checking in. Until we chat again.....Hugs xo

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Challenge

Have you heard about the Ultimate Card Challenge happening this month over at 2 Sketches 4 You? If not, then you have got to check it out! This is the sketch that Laura provided for us this week...
....and here is my take on it. I even used a NEW product (new to me anyway) on my card this week. It is called "Flower Soft" and boy do I like it. It gives you some fantastic dimension and can be used anywhere on your project. I have it in 3 different colours so Did you also notice my glitter spiral and rhinestones. If you know me, you know I LOVE sparkly bling.

Here is a close-up of that swirl.
And, here is a close-up of the Flower Soft. I used the Fushia Flower Soft on this card.

De Ja View green paper
Fushia Flower Soft
Stampin Up "Spring Song" stamp set
Prima Flowers & Unknown glitter
HOTP vellum
Time 4 Crafts purple paper, ribbon & rhinestones
CTMH watercolour pencils
Thanks for stopping by to take a peak at my creations.
Hugs, xo
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Saturday, June 6, 2009

365 Cards Day 92 & Cupcake Crafts # 42

This week I wanted to try the challenge over at Cupcake Crafts, especially since their challenge was "Fairies" and I recently bought some very nice Fairy stamps. When planning out this card, I decided to use the sketch for Day #92 over at 365 Cards...2 challenges, 1 card.
So, here is the sketch...
.... and here is my card. Can you see the glitter for the fairy's 'pixie dust trail'?
Here is a close-up of the fairy I used and the glitter trail.

Inkadinkado "Beauty Fairies" stamp set
HOTP vellum
De Ja Views paper
Unknown glitter
Time 4 Crafts rhinestones & purple ribbon
Sheer Creations yellow ribbon
CTMH watercolour pencils
Thanks for stopping by to check out my cards.
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Friday, June 5, 2009

May & June Calendar Pages

I wanted to try my hand at some scrapbook challenges this month so I chose to make my May and June calendar pages using a couple of sketches from Allison Cope's blog So Sketchy. Her May #8 sketch was the inspiration for my June page. I decided to use a picture of my husband, son and father-in-law together on Father's Day 2004. Here is the sketch from Ally's blog:
And here is my take on that sketch:
Close To My Heart ink pads
Crafts ribbon
Unknown sticker and brads
We R Memory Keepers "Whiteout Explore" paper set
BoBunny All Stuck Up flowers

May's calendar page was inspired by sketch #5. In keeping with May's theme of Mother's Day, I featured pictures of my mom and my mother-in-law on this one.
Here is the sketch....
......and here is my take on it:

BoBunny's "Abbey Road" paper kit, buttons and flowers
Close To My Heart inks
Fiskar's border and circle punches
BoBunny Chunky Chipboard Charms
DCWV Vellum quote stack "Home & Family"
Thanks for stopping by for a peak at my work.
Hugs xo
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

365 Cards Day 91

I can't believe I managed to complete EVERY challenge at 365 Cards this week!!! Today's final challenge at 365 Cards was "Front & Center". We had to keep every element of the card in the center, leaving lots of white space around the edge. Here is what I came up with:
Hot Off The Press papers and tag
CTMH inks
Dashes Dots & Checks ribbon
Thanks for popping by for a peak at my cards this week :)
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365 Cards Days 89, 90 & 2S4U Kazan's #27 & Bonus

Day 89 & 2S4U Bonus Sketch:
This is the bonus sketch that was provided by one of the DT members at 2S4U. I also followed the Day 89 challenge at 365 Cards. Their challenge was Imagine This: Watermelon. Watermelon is the inspiration and we had to either use the colour or an actual image of a watermelon on our card. I chose to do a bit of both.

Here is my take on both of these challenges:

Creative Memories pink cardstock & watermelon stickers
Crafts green paper
Sheer Creations ribbon, CTMH inks, "Special Friendship" stamp set for inside sentiment

365 Cards Day 90 & Kazan's Sketch #27
I was really excited that I was able to use another card for a double challenge this week....yippee! Using the sketch that Kazan designed for us this week over at 2 Sketches 4 You, I then followed the colour challenge over at 365 Cards. The challenge there was "I See Your 'Two' Colours and we had to design a card using only 2 colours. There were a lot of entries for this week, so pop over to both of these blogs and check them out. There is a link on my sidebar that will take you there in a blink.

Here is my take on Day 90 & Kazan's sketch:

Hot Off The Press papers & tags
Sheer Creations ribbon
CTMH inks

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.
Hugs xo

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