Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ok, last one, I promise

So I did manage to finish up that last Sketchfest challenge I was working on last night before the deadline. I have a ton of stuff to do, so I'm just going to post this and run. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just a couple more...

I can't believe I'm still cranking out some of the challenges for the Creative Scrappers Sketchfest! I have another one that I'm working on right now, but I don't know if I'll get it done in time for tomorrow's deadline. Either way, I have had so much fun, and I have never scrapped so many layouts in such a short time.
Thanks for looking, and I hope you have a great day!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Creative Scrappers Sketchfest a Success and Crop Addict Technique Posted

Wow!! What a weekend! I want to thank each and every one of you that participated in our first ever Creative Scrappers Sketchfest! We had an amazing turnout, and the gallery is chock full of beautiful layouts and cards! Don't forget, you still have until Thursday to complete challenges and get them loaded into the gallery, and Kristine is still doing some drawings for prizes. I managed to get a few of the challenges done, and I have another one that I have started on. Here are some of my creations from this weekend:

Sunday was the reveal of Sketch 10 at Creative Scrappers. This week's sketch was provided by Tina McDonald and was a really fun one to work with. Here is my take on the sketch:

You might remember this stand-up flip book that I created a little while back at an online class during a crop at Kit 'n' Kaboodles:

I have posted instructions for this project at Crop Addict this week. Click here for details. That's all I have for today! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Crop Addict Multiphoto Challenge, Creative Scrappers Sketchfest, and a Blog Award!

So much to talk about, so little time today! Check out Crop Addict for my multiphoto challenge this week. The sketch I chose this week is by Shawn Lahr. You can check out the sketch here. I used The Cupcake collection by BasicGrey for my example layout shown here:

Sketchfest is going on right now at Creative Scrappers. There are 20 sketch challenges posted and some card sketches as well. I'll be hosting a BINGO game Saturday at 9pm EST. Please come and join in on the fun! All of the information and sketches are posted here.

My sweet friend, Chris was kind enough to give me a blog award! Thanks Chris!

The rules of this award
1. The winner can put the logo on her/his blog
2. Link the person you received the award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs to win this award.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated to receive this award.

So, I am passing this on to: Tam, Angie, Jenelle, Martha, and Amy and Jen. I know the rules say 7, but it is getting really late, and that is all I can think of right now. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Online crop this weekend at Creative Scrappers!

Join us for a fun weekend of scrapping, games and chatting! The crop starts at 10am EST, Friday, July 25 and ends at midnight Sunday, July 27. Challenges will be posted Friday morning, and you will have until July 31 to post your layouts in the gallery. All challenges will have a sketch to go with it. Random drawings will be held for prizes. I will be hosting a few games, including a BINGO game Saturday night. Visit Creative Scrappers for all of the details. It will be a fun filled weekend, so don't miss out!

MeMe (Thanks Tam!)

I've been tagged!

1. Link to the person who tagged me. Tam
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about myself.
4. Tag 6 other bloggers linking to them.
5. Go to each person's blog and leave a comment that lets them know they've been tagged.

1. I can't start my day without a glass of iced tea.
2. I wear two earrings in each ear.
3. I haven't been able to chew spearmint gum since my first pregnancy.
4. I have one hip higher than the other.
5. I never wear shorts or skirts that show my knees.
6. I love to eat cereal at night before bed.

I am tagging: Chris, Tami, Kristine, Morgan, Gina, and Jules.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

A couple of layouts

Here are a couple of layouts that I created with the August kit at Kit 'n' Kaboodles. I am loving this kit! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Take the multiphoto challenge!

Be sure and check out my sketch challenge at Crop Addict this week. Each week, I'll be issuing a new multiphoto layout challenge. This week is a sketch challenge using a sketch from Pagemaps. Click here for details on this challenge. Here is my "Say Cheese" page for the challenge:

Sorry about the crooked picture, but since I got my new camera, I can't take a straight picture of a layout to save my life. I used Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection papers, alphas, brads, and diecut journaling block, Prima flowers, and BasicGrey Lilykate ribbon on this page. Journaling reads: Every time I get the camera out, you start hamming it up, squinting your eyes, and making silly faces. My silly girl. June 2008.

Also, be sure and check out the August kit at Kit 'n' Kaboodles. The theme of the kit is travel, and it includes papers from Creative Imaginations and KaiserCraft, stickers and rub ons from 7Gypsies, layered chipboard stickers from We R Memory Keepers, and much more!

I can't wait to show you what I have created with this awesome kit! Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Monday, July 14, 2008

And the winner is...

I used to generate a number from the comments left from my last post. The winner is...

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers: 11
Timestamp: 2008-07-14 16:18:08 UTC

The 11th comment was made by Carol! Congrats Carol! Please email me your address, and I will send you the July kit from Kit 'n' Kaboodles this week!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

More exciting news!!

I have been asked to join the design team at Kit 'n' Kaboodles! I am so excited to be joining these incredibly talented ladies and working with their gorgeous kits! In celebration of this, leave a comment on this post, and I will do a random drawing for a RAK on Monday, July 14. The winner will receive a July kit from Kit 'n' Kaboodles! Here is a picture of the kit:

To see what I did with this kit as Guest Designer for July, click here. Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone has a great day!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Third quarter projects at Lavender Sentiments

Here are the projects that I have designed for upcoming classes at Lavender Sentiments for July, August and September. I have created two 12x12 layouts - one girl page and one boy page. For each layout, you will need two 4x6 pictures. I have also created two gift sets - one with a "For You" theme and one with a "Happy Birthday" theme. Both gift sets include a matching card, altered gift bag and altered 4x6 photo frame.

Sweet Summer Layout (Bo Bunny Teen Chic papers)

Boys Will Be Boys Layout (BasicGrey Archaic papers)

Happy Birthday Gift Set (BasicGrey Two Scoops papers)

For You Gift Set (BasicGrey Two Scoops papers)

Check out my new blog banner!

A huge thank you goes out to my friend, Kristine Davidson, owner of Creative Scrappers, who surprised me this morning by sending me this awesome banner she made for my blog!! I kept thinking I would learn how to make one on my own, but I'm just not that computer savvy. I have no idea how she did it, and I can't believe that I figured out how to put it on my blog by myself, but isn't it pretty? Thank you Kristine!