Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Busy Weekend

Well I decided to throw my name in the hat for the justcre8.com hybrid design team call. I am sure there are many other digi/hybrid artist that are much more qualified...but I decided to go for it and wanted to share my creations (as I only had a day and a half to work on it!) So given the time that I had I am really happy with my submission.

Here is the digital kit that I made:

Here is the digital layout that I made using this mini kit:

Here are the hybrid cards that I made using this kit:

I also finished up a few more cards for SWG this month using the pebbles line here they are:

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Alright...so I've been tagged twice this week!

ACK! I was tagged 2 times this week...I feel so popular RLOL! :)

Ok...so I will combine my taggers...sound good :)

So I was tagged by:
Nicole and Lesli

1. Link to the person (or in my case person(s) that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

4. Let each person know that they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Ok here are my random facts:

1. I am a twin! I have a twin brother...and grew up talking for him! He was kinda shy as a child and I was well kinda like I am now...I like to talk.

2. I am addicted to socks...but they have to be cute socks! (no plain white socks around here;))

3. I was married at 21.

4. I have lived in 9 different states in 11 years.

5. I love pj's! Much like my socks they have to be cute...and if I am scrappin' I am in my pj's.

6. I love to travel! Esp. going on cruises!

7. It was hard to get and keep my 3 kids! We almost lost 1 just after he was born, then we turned to adoption...and that was tough...and then several surgeries to get my 3rd little guy! Needless to say family is very important to me...and I adore my children.

Ok...now I am going to tag.....
1. Renee
2. Nat
3. Crystal
4. Mireille
5. Nicole M
6. Leigh
7. Lindsey

New Contest at Scrappinwithgrace.com!

Eh Me hearties I am looking for me treasure…have you seen it?

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hunt for some hidden treasure? Well this month at Scrapping with Grace we will be doing just that! Each week (Nov. 1st (Thursday) and going through Thursday the 29th) You will have an opportunity to find the lost treasure from Paper Trunk.

Some of the lost treasures that Carrie from Paper Trunk has misplaced would be:
Batik Collection
Gigi Collection
And some of the super cool clear stamps!

Each week the lost treasure will change and you will have to search through 100 locked treasure boxes (locked threads on the board) trying to be the first to find the correct locked treasure box.

So how do you get a secret treasure box code?
Simple! For each box you want the code to, you will either have to scrap:
3 cards using 50% Paper trunk Product
1 Layout (8.5x11 or 12x12 in size) using 50% Paper Trunk Product
1 Altered Project using 50% Paper Trunk Product
* Week 2 on...if you use the chosen sketch (that Carrie from Paper Trunk chooses)then you will get 2 secret codes per layout!!!

*Other than the required 50% of Paper Trunk products on each project…there are no other weekly requirements…so you can scrap what you what and how you want!

After you complete this task you will private message to the [b]Cap'n [/b](Special Events Coordinator (Jen)) with a treasure box number and she will private message you back with the code to that treasure box. If you are right…you will put in the code and it will reveal a picture of the treasure…If you are not right…it will give you a “sorry please try again” and you will sign in letting others know you have already been there and then head back to creating more projects!

After the treasure is found there will be a new treasure hidden and the game will start again on the following Thursday. If by chance no one finds the treasure that week…then that treasure will be combined with the next treasure (making a bigger treasure to find for the following week)!

Now if all of that doesn’t sound exciting enough! Carrie from Paper Trunk will be checking in to see what you all are doing and will be picking her favorite layout, card and altered item made during the contest to feature on her site! She would also love to see your sketches! And will be picking a favorite sketch the first week of the contest! So if you are a sketcher submit your sketches between now and Nov.6th! (the chosen sketch will be revealed on the 8th of November!) The winner will then have their sketch used during the contest and will also be featured on Carrie’s Site!

Well see you on the boards! (www.scrappinwithgrace.com)

Blimey! Now that’s exciting stuff!

*Scrappinwithgrace.com reserves the right to clarify any rules or questions that may come up during the contest.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Someone's getting ready to have a birthday!

Look at my BABY! he is almost 2! Shocking how fast time goes! I am just thankful that I have beautiful pages to look back on and reminisce about his first moments!

On the NEW news front...I have some exciting news to TOOT about...I will be signing a new contract with a store that will open in November! I will give the official TOOT on Nov 1st :)! Can't wait to share! (how is that for a tease:))

Thursday, October 11, 2007

HUGE Digi Contest at Scrapstreet.com

What are you waiting for....head on over and check it out!
Scrapstreet Digi Contest

Working with Pebbles!

This month at SWG (scrappinwithgrace.com) we are working with Pebbles Inc. their products are just super fun! I chose to work with the Theodore line this month...and here is a layout that I created using it. (more to come later...so check back ;))
Keeping up with sharing my rough sketches....
Here is the sketch:

Here's the Layout: (sorry for the photo...not sure what happened)

Future Paleontologist: Mine (and Renee's first digital kit for sale)

Well Renee(a good friend)and I have finished our first digital kit! Future Paleontologist will be for sale at scrapstreet.com and available for purchase soon! (www.scrapstreet.com)

Here's a kit preview

Kit Details:

Title: Future Paleontologist
Sale Price: $3.99
Description: Do you have a little explorer at your house? Perhaps someone that likes to dig in the dirt and play with dinosaurs! Well this kit is perfect for those rugged moments! This kit was designed by Renee and Jennifer with those moments in mind.
Included in the kit are 5 pattern papers, 5 coordinated grungy solids, 5 tags, 4 journaling tags, 7 overlays, coordinated stitches, photo corners, buttons and brads!

If you are interested in purchasing the kit...head on over to scrapstreet.com! :)

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Re: I've been busy

Well it's been a while since I have blogged...it seems this time of the year is so busy! It is also my favorite time of the year! I would say 1/3 of my layouts will come from now until the first of the year! We will have fall sports, the pumpkin patch, thanksgiving, halloween, autumn festivals, and of course Christmas!

On the scrapbooking front...I have been busy! and wanted to share some of the things that I have been working on :)

1. Showroom for Scrapstreet.com Magazine...I have created a few things that I haven't shared yet ;)We were working with Papertrunk! (for Oct. magazine) the textures of their paper and the rich design make these papers very fun to work with!

First day '07 Layout

Altered Fall Paper Clip

I have also been working with SSM (scrappin'sports and more)their papers and rubons are perfect for all of those activites that my family always has going on! The rubons are the best....go on so smooth and even! If you haven't tried them...pick them up and give them a try...you will love them!

I also have started to save my very rough sketches of layouts...these aren't pretty...but I thought it would be fun to share the rough sketches that I do and then the final finished product/layout!

Our Bicycle Sweetheart


Swim Freestyle


Our Bowler

I also just finished up some showroom work for scrapstreet.com...but it is for next months issue! I can't wait to share it...we were working with Paper salon...the the colors just scream fall!

At scrappinwithgrace.com we have been playing with pebbles this month...and I will update as soon as I finish! I just love the theodore line that I am working with!

On the digital front my first kit "too cute 2 spook" went out in the newsletter this weekend! If you didn't grab it ....refer to the newsletter or stop by the site and sign up for the newsletter!

I am currently working on the November free digitial kit for the newsletter...the colors just scream fall! I can't wait to share!

I also have a few digital layouts to share that I have created for the digital team at Scrapstreet.com they will be in the magazine in the new few months...so I will update here when I can!