Friday, August 28, 2009

Fall is in the air?

Well maybe not here in Mississippi but it feels like it should be since school has started. I have already started burning fall candles: granny smith apple, farmers market and candy corn. Yummy.

Here are a couple of cards I made for the fall season.

cardstock : Core'dinations ( black magic and vintage)
die cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot
stamps, ink,punch and ribbon : Stampin' up
embossing folder: Cuttlebug

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

3 Scrappy boys DT announcement

The results are in and here they are!!!!

Sara Wise
Heather Bowser
Jennifer Engel
Aphra Bolyer
Kimberly Archer
Amy Coose

So excited to be on the team again. and with Sara, and Jennifer. and one of my best friends Kimberly! and the new girls Amy and Aphra!

we are headed to Florida for work/ vacation! So I will come back with lots of pictures :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Etsy love :)

It is well known how much I love Etsy by now I am sure :) I thought I would share some of my recent finds.

Red Hot Pottery I bought the most beautiful serving bowl for my mom for Christmas. It is colbalt blue with a dragonfly. I can't wait for it to arrive. and when I have extra money, those 5 little birds will find a spot in my bedroom :)

Hope Ink I bought the 12 x 12 in red of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 It will go on our mantle.

Second Sister I bought myself a beautiful pair of earrings with some birthday money.

Utilemud Also used some birthday money here and bought a set of stacking bowls :)

Just doing my part to purchase items handcrafted in the USA :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

blog hop!

Hey all. The blog hop over at Caardvarks Has stated. Go join in the fun.

Here are the two cards I made:

both of these were made with a combination of Core essentials and the vintage line.

Monday, August 10, 2009

3 scrappy boys projects and design team search :)

Here are the projects I did for the July kit from 3 scrappy boys.

I added Core'dinations Cardstock to make this card. I ran the cream cardstock throguh my big shot with my cuttlebug embossing folder. I used stickles on the raised dots for shine.

I added Core'dinations cardstock to the road trip layout.

I love october Afternoon and I love this road trip line!

Heather over at 3 Scrappy Boys is having a design team call! Here are the details.

3 Scrappy Boys is taking applications for several positions on our Design Team.
Design Team Requirements:
• 3SBDT members will receive one free kit every other month and will use the kit for designing layouts, cards, projects etc. On the month the 3SB DT member receives their kit, a minimum of 3 layouts must be submitted and 1 card, or comparable projects must be uploaded to the appropriate place in the gallery. The kit should be used to its fullest extent.
• 3SBDT members will contribute to a monthly newsletter. Members will rotate assignments which will include but not be limited to technique articles, product spotlights, seasonal and holiday ideas, altered project ideas, etc. Those members that are not on “kit cycle” may also contribute to the newsletter as they are able.
• 3SBDT members will maintain a daily presence on the message board and gallery. This includes initiating discussions, responding in discussions, leaving gallery feedback and uploading non-DT work to the member’s own gallery.
• 3SBDT members will be required to participate in a maximum of 1 large online crop during their term. Depending on the work required for the crop, extra compensation may be given.
• 3SBDT members will be required to post 1 kit challenge on their assigned month.
• 3SBDT members will be required to lead various other small challenges and contests (i.e. layouts of the day, mini stash challenges, etc)
• 3SBDT members will promote 3SB on Willow Traders, Kit Peas and other message boards that are not in direct competition with 3 SB.
• 3SBDT members may be on other DTs but may not promote the companies they work for on the 3 SB forums unless the other company is a manufacturer or other business not in direct competition with 3 SB.
• 3SBDT members are asked to post kit reveals and peaks of their DT work with 3SB kits on their blogs.
Design Team members will be on a probationary period for 3 months. At the end of the 3 months, assuming there are no issues with team participation, the design team member will be offered a permanent contract for a period of 6 months and will begin receiving a Design Team discount for purchases in the store. DT team members are immediately eligible to purchase kits on their “off-cycle” months at a discount of 25% off.
To apply, please send the following to :
o 5-7 examples of your work including layouts, cards and altered projects
o a list of other design teams you are currently on and have been on in the past. Include the dates you have been involved with other design teams. An email address for a contact person (i.e team leader, business owner, etc) is strongly encouraged.
o links to any of your online galleries
Application deadline is AUGUST 20. New members will be notified privately approximately August 25 and will be announced publicly shortly thereafter. New team members will begin their assignment with the September 2009 kits

Thursday, August 6, 2009

CHA share

I am finally remembering to share the layout I did for CHA. I think this is one of my most favorite layouts.

Monday, August 3, 2009

card share

I had a card pop into my head and I just had to take a minute to make it the other day.

cardstock: Core'dinations
embossing folder: Cuttlebug
texture plate Sizzix for Stampin' Up
punches: Stampin' Up

Saturday, August 1, 2009

new holiday mini is out!

For you Stampin' Up fans, the new holiday mini is out and available to purchase. I already placed my order!

Here is the link to view the catalog: Stampin' Up holiday mini.

I will share my goodies when they arrive.

just hanging out at home

My mom has been here for a visit. So I have been hanging out with her. Haven't even picked up my camera once! I need to get it out and take pictures of her with the kids. I have also been tring to intertain 4 little boys indoors for a week. It has been thunderstorming for a week with more to go. So trying to keep them happy has been a fulltime job. They are used to playing outside for several hours a day. Soaking up that vitamin D and lrtting off steam. I am ready for some clear skies for a couple of days( or hours :))

Here is a fun picture that my hubby took of some of the boys. he thought they were so cute all lined up at the curb eating a lollypop. He wants to make clear that is was almost dark and he didn't have time to change the camera settings :)