Friday, July 24, 2009

A Collab by ViVa Artistry and Faith True

ViVa Artistry and Faith True teamed up to create a fabulous Collab called Ugly Duckling which you can pick up at Sunshine Studio Scraps! Check it out:

and here a couple layouts I did with it:

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Designs by Helly

I have been playing with Helly's kits again!!! I just love the textures and elements that she uses and the colors! I had created a bunch of brag book pages for my daughter who has a very similar style to the majority of Helly's kits so thats what I used! I offered them to Helly and she was thrilled with them and is now offering them on her blog a few at a if you are interested check out Designs by Helly. Meanwhile here are a few that I printed off for my daughter Katy:

This week I have been playing with Helly's newest kit "Always By My Side", I posted a layout I did earlier this week and this is my newest one featuring my friend Shannon's little girl Chloe and her Grams:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

New from ViVa Artistry

Whew...after running that amazing race I am struggling to get my balance back between digi and paper! But I worked last night with one of ViVa Artistrys newest kits Cirque Nouveau which you can pick up at Pixel Canvas.....and its on SALE!!! I love the rich royal colors in this kit, and I was lucky enough to have gone to the circus recently and was able to do an actual circus layout!!!
These are my two creations with this awesome kit:

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Treasured Hunt is coming!!!

And you all must join me at Treasured Scrapbooking for this contest!!! Honestly the best contest I ever competed in, you all so have to do it!!!

Here is the info from Leslie:

It's here - our biggest contest of the year - The Treasured Hunt!
This will be a six week contest. To enter, upload your very best layout into the Treasured Hunt gallery-Eligibility Entries category by 9pm (EST) Friday July 31st. The Design Team will vote and the top 25 entries will move on to compete in the contest. Following is the timeline of the contest:

Eligibility Round - deadline Friday, July 31th - 9pm (EST)
Sun Aug 2 - 25 contestants announced

1st round
Tues Aug 4- 1st challenge announced
Mon Aug 10 - deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

2nd round
Tue Aug 11 - announcement of 20 contestants moving on/2nd challenge posted
Mon Aug 17 - deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

3rd round
Tue Aug 18 - announcement of 15 contestants moving on/3rd challenge posted
Mon Aug 24 - deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

4th round
Tue Aug 25 - announcement of 10 contestants moving on/4th challenge posted
Mon Aug 31 - deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

5th round
Tue Sep 1 - announcement of 5 contestants moving on/5th challenge posted
Mon Sep 7- deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

6th round
Tue Sep 8 - announcement of 3 contestants moving on/6th and final challenge posted
Mon Sep 14- deadline to upload entries (9pm EST)

WINNER ANNOUNCED - on or before September 17

After the 25 contestants are chosen, weekly challenges will be posted on Tuesdays and entries must be posted in the appropriate challenge gallery by the following Monday at 9pm (EST).

Pages will be judged on photography, creativity, originality, relativity to challenge theme and overall design. Winners for each round will be determined by the Design Team and myself.

Please pay close attention to the requirements of each challenge! Ask questions if you need clarification! Any deviation from the challenge requirements listed will result in disqualification. This is only to be fair to those who follow all of the requirements. We ask that all entries be posted only to the Treasured Scrapbooking gallery until the end of the contest or elimination.

PRIZES!! (Now to the good part!)
GRAND PRIZE: Prize Package worth over $250 of scrapbooking supplies and a $50 gift certificate to the Treasured Scrapbooking store!!

2nd prize: $40 Treasured Scrapbooking Gift Certificate

3rd prize: $25 Treasured Scrapbooking Gift Certificate

All submissions must be original designs. Layouts submitted for any round of the contest (except the original eligibility entries) must be posted only in the TS gallery until the end of the contest or elimination and must not be published, posted or entered in any contest, in any magazine or on any website until the end of the contestant's participation in the contest.
Exception: layouts may be posted on your personal blog.

You must be an active member of TS to participate in the contest. Don't worry newbies...this doesn't eliminate long as you actively participate in the forum/gallery once you join, you're good to go!!

I am very excited about this contest and can't wait to see all the awesome entries! Good Luck everyone!

*note: number of entrants moving on in any round may be adjusted due to number of entries.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Hat DID fit!!!!

WOO HOO!!! I am a Rusty Pickle Chef!!!!! I did it!!!! I am so excited to start this journey, and I know that it will be the journey of a lifetime!!! I am enjoying meeting all the members of the design team and everyone involved, its a whirlwind of activity and so fun!!! Thank you to everyone who believed in me, YOU ROCK!!!!

Digi Scrapping here I come!!!

Its been at least 3 weeks since I digi scrapped!!! Oh my!!!! But its like riding a never forget, whew!!! I got to play with a kit by Designs by Helly called Always By My Side, available at Enchanted Studio Scraps. This is a pic of a family friend, Chloe and her Daddy, that I took yesterday at Trevors birthday party...Chloe and Trevor are 3 days apart and stayed in the same hospital room with their mommys. Anyway for some reason I always get a great shot of Chloe with her Daddy at these parties, and I always scrap this is this years:

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Rusty Pickle Amazing Race - Final Project

WOO HOO I finished the Rusty Pickle Amazing Race!!!!! Clue # 7 brought us over the ocean to Australia!!!! We are camped out at Scrapping Outback, check us out, we are world travelers now, LOL!!
So our project this time was:
“For your final assignment, you get to use your choice of the three remaining lines from your box of Rusty Pickle goodness… Rockin’ America, Candy Land or Under the Stars.
You will be creating a Party Ensemble with the line of your choice. Your party needs to include a sign, centerfold, party favors, invitations and thank yous. Be sure to post a link to your gallery entry on this thread.”

Starting at noon, July 7th and ending at noon, July 10th (Mountain Standard Time)

I went with the Rockin' America line and a birthday party for America, otherwise known as 4th of July. For my Centerpiece I made a cake!!! From cardboard and decorated it..hey at least it doesnt have any calories!!! My sign was done on a canvas, my invites are firecrackers, my party favors are noisemakers/shakers, which I put the kids names on and they now own them.....and I will make sure they take them home too, LOL!!
I also did the Thank You cards.

So here is my final project.....and the waiting begins!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rusty Pickle Amazing Race - Leg 6

Our Rusty Pickle Clue led us to Scrapbook Doodles and our assignment was to create a recipe book using the tab cards and the French Market line AND it had to be 'fabric bound'. Ok, I am not much of a cook, I only do it when I have to and nothing fancy schmanzy either, just the time to think out of the box..........and I came up with My Recipe 4 Grandparenthood ;)
As far as Fabric bound, I tried to do it with just buttons and the fabric strip we got but it wouldnt hold, so I ended up putting in some metal binding and then using the fabric and buttons on the top and bottom....walaa fabric binding.
This is my recipe:
3 little people
2 sets of parents
5 days a week
a plan 3 keep them busy
a little bit of spoiling
a whole lotta love
send them home
repeat often
So here is my project for this leg of the race:

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Rusty Pickle Amazing Race - Leg 5

So Rusty Pickle led us to A Million Memories site....thanks Erin for figuring out that clue and texting me the project since I was at the beach...gave me time to brainstorm, too bad I left the camera card in the computer at home!!! Best laid plans and all that ;) So I came up with another idea....only to fail at that one too, but then I remembered paint is always your friend,and I love how it came out!!! We used the Heart and Wings album and the Pirate Princess line. Just hope its enough, the girls albums are over the top amazing and stunning!!! So here ya go, my Wings album.....very image heavy :)