Monday, September 24, 2012

Swaps keeping me busy!

I have been working on two swaps for a Yahoo Group I am a part of, a September Surprise for one person and a Fall/Halloween swap for 11 people.

My surprise swap could be any theme/occasion and my person likes brighter colors. When I saw the butterflies from Gecko Galz, I knew I had to use them. Also, the doily dress was something I have been wanting to try for a while.

Supplies: will add them later

For the Fall/Halloween swap, I knew I had to make 11 of them so I needed supplies that I had in large quantity, like beads, spools, ribbon, and flowers; rubber stamps; printed images from Gecko Galz, paint and inks. Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite author, has been since I was 10, reading his stories in 5th grade. He is also very popular right now for Halloween artwork so I had to use him in a shrine/shadow box made from a mini cereal box. I want to make ones for the authors of Dracula and Frankenstein so I can have a nice literary trio. I am such a nerdy librarian!

Supplies: will add soon

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I Won!

Just saw that I won the Lessology Challenge #17 , using envelopes!  This is so cool! Here is the post from my winning card.

 I can't wait to do their current challenge, Lessology Challenge #18, It's a Wrap.  I will have to brainstorm tonight about what I can use.

Thanks Lessology!

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Monday, September 10, 2012

Tag You're It!

Here is a tag wall hanging that I made my mom for her birthday. It started as a single tag for a birthday card but turned into something more.

I loved using fun background stamps on each, inking, blending, and dripping water. I also loved using the white rub-ons from American Crafts, and collage images from Gecko Galz.

This was entered into a challenge at Gecko Galz and I am linking it to a giveaway at Paper Issues.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

I Won a Prize at the Rubber Cafe!

Okay, WOW!  I won the grand prize at the Rubber Cafe's Blog Hop!!  This is so cool because the prize is awesome!  Check it out!

I get 3 cool stamp sets and an awesome fence die that can be used for rosettes too!  I cannot wait to get my hands on this prize!  I keep telling you it pays to read the blogs!  All of these awesome companies want to get their products out there we are doing our part by participating in the blog hops, sharing on Facebook, joining their blogs.  It takes a few minutes of your time, but you get some amazing inspiration for your time, and maybe, if you are lucky, a great prize. 

How to keep track of all of these wonderful hops and giveaways?  Use your blog!  On the left column of mine I keep a list of giveaways and hops that I did so that I can remember to check back for the winners.  If I want to follow for future ideas and such, I add them to my blog roll, which is on the right side under the blinkies.  That way I can see the latest posts from them, and usually that is how I find hops and giveaways.  I am usually following someone who is a designer for a hop.  Then I spread to word to my BFFs, add the blog to my giveaway list, and away we go!

On a different note, I know I haven't been creating much this week.  My 3 year old started school this past Tuesday and it has been crazy!  We are not used to waking up at such an early time and keeping a set schedule.  Both of my kids would sleep past 8 am if you let them.  Which is how I like it.  Now I can't stay up past their bedtime, I am so tired!  That is usually my creative time and all I want to do is rest! So it has been an adjustment to say the least! 

Be on the look out for some goodies soon.  I have a bunch of swaps and challenges for the next couple of weeks that need to be worked on.  Hopefully I can get them done and really start on Halloween stuff!  Can't wait to use all of my goodies from Gecko Galz.  You should check out their new collage sheets, which include Edgar Allan Poe, my favorite author of all time.  The digital stamps are also awesome.  I need to either win some challenges or whip out my plastic to get my hands on those!

Hope you have a good weekend, I am so far!

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Friday, September 7, 2012

A Note for Teacher

I decided to make some teacher gifts for my daughter's teacher, and found this idea on Momenta's Blog. I had some scraps left from a big project so these were perfect.

I am linking this to the Paper Issues Blog Hop which has a back to school theme.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Card Set For My Mom's Birthday

I made this card set for my mom, which includes 5 cards, stamped envelopes, and a box to put them in. I got the box idea from Pinterest, here. It was perfect timing because I was about to look for a way to package the cards.

I am entering this into a ScrapFit: Workout #75 Challenge, where twine is the star. I loved using the twine and was glad I had enough for this project.

This project also made use of the leftovers from the AlphaStamps Gypsy Swap, which I still haven't put away. I try to get the most out of a set of paper before it is out of sight, out of mind.



Cardstock - Stampin' Up
Stamps - Stampin' Up and Pink Paislee
Pattern Paper - Kaiser Craft
Twine - Etsy
Flowers - Prima
Ink - Stampin' Up

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