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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #10

I cannot believe this is the 10th week already! Where oh where has the time gone! I have so enjoyed working with Dawn's sketches at Inspirational Card Sketches! Remember you can rotate, stretch, turn, flip your cards anyway
your chose to. Embellish to your liking as well. We'd love to see what you can do with the sketch each week. Then use Mr Linky on the blog to link us up to your cards. This week's sponsor is Michele owner of Dancing
Garden Etsy Shop and she has donated this INCREDIBLE prize package for
this week's winner. Here is the sketch for the week and what I did with it. I so appreciate you looking around on my blog! Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday's Scraps...

So I was feeling crafty today. I enjoy making things "just for the heck of it". Not for any challenge, any call, or any DT project. Just "because" I felt the urge. It was so refreshing. So free feeling. And I noticed that i am using a lot of black on things lately and that is just fine with me. Here is a birthday card. Thanks to my friend Jackie **wink** I have discovered how fun and addicting yoyo flowers are. This was the concert Matt and I saw on Friday. Styx with guest Kansas. What an awesome concert. At one point I giggled, ok maybe I chortled. This will date me of course, but I do remember going to concerts years ago when we held up lighters when there was a ballad or a song of sorts that everyone liked. I looked around. Apparently, that is "so yesterday" cuz now people open up their cell phones and wave them in the air. Hysterical! (um Jackie, notice the yoyo flower here too....**smile**). Ok, confession, I have 4 others made waiting to be used. And of course, they are all with black.
And finally, this next one is a box that my SON made!!! Didn't he do a great job. I helped him just a teeny tiny bit. He used my Slice all by himself even!!! Grandma has been giving him cancelled stamps from all over the world. We decided it was time to start organizing them.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Check out this RAK....

My good friend Joanie at Paper Popsicles is giving away the most amazing RAK to one lucky random winner.....check this out: Man oh man this stuff is out of this world! My favorites too....all bright and bold and graphic like! Mama bring it to me! Check out her blog for details!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sketches! {by tamara} Card Sketch #88

For the next few weeks, we are going to be having "A Blast From The Past" here at the Sketches! {by tamara} blog. What that means, is we will be featuring a Sketch that has been previously seen either at the Sketches! Blog or one that Tamara has designed for other websites. It has been awhile since we have had a round card sketch so Tamara decided to bring one back this week. The design team rocked this sketch this week. If you decide to use this sketch, we would love to see it. Just leave a link in the comment section of where we can find it on the Sketches! Blog. Your layout *could* be featured on the Sketches! Blog next week for the Friday Inspiration. Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Making Hand Made Cards: Little Princess Kit

This week I had the pleasure of working with the Little Princess ekit. This was so much fun to work with. You can get some great ideas, tips, tutorials and a free ekit by subscribing to their newsletter by going HERE. Here are my cards, aren't they cute?

IC Sketches #9

New this week we have a very cool sponsor. Savvy N Sassy is our awesome sponsor. They are offering a $10.00 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner of this weeks sketch. There are Ribbon KITS and many other things in the store.
Here's this weeks new sketch. Now you can turn it, flip it, stretch it and rotate it. Anything your heart desires just do it and come back to Inspirational Card Sketches and share it in Mr. Linky that is provided for easy use.
ICSketches #9The wonderful DT there has some terrific eye candy this week so please stop by and see what they have done! As usual, HAPPY SCRAPPING!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Paper Popsicles DT Call!

We are looking for fun, enthusiastic, and creative paper crafters to join our Design Team. Our design team motivates, inspires, and supports our online community. We are looking for paper crafters of all skill levels, with or without design team experience. Paper Popsicles kits and store products appeal to a wide audience, so we're looking for all type of scrappers... from traditional to chic. We are accepting applicants from the U.S. & Canada. this time.Deadline for Design Team submissions will be Thursday, April 30, 2009.

To apply, please send the following items to
Full contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, and message board user ID).
3 layouts (1 layout must be 2 pages with multi-photos), 1 altered project and 1 card - these can be previously published items - we just want to see your best work!.
Links of your blog, online galleries, or other places where your work can be seen. Please include any user IDs necessary..

Register for our message board and get to know the members of our community and allow us to get to know you a little better..
A short resume of your paper crafting experience, including any current or prior design teams..
A short bio about yourself; including what you consider your scrapping style to be and why you want to be part of the Paper Popsicles Design Team

Design Team Requirements:
Our designers rotate between the main kit and mini-kit assignments. Main kit assignments consist of 4-6 projects using the supplied kit contents. Projects should be a variety of layouts and cards; 3-4 layouts (a multi-photo two page layout is required each month) and a card set (2 or more cards) per kit. All projects should be made with at least 90% kit contents or store product. All items to be submitted prior to the monthly deadline..
Every other month, choose a project you have recently created using store products and provide written directions and photos for an online workshop. Directions should focus on specific steps needed to recreate your project, including techniques used, measurements for cutting, and include sketches as needed. These may be published on the blog as well as the how-to forum..
Each design team member is expected to participate actively on the message board, gallery and contribute content to the Paper Popsicles blog. Activity includes starting new threads, posting questions, tips, responding to threads, and leaving gallery praise..
Every designer is assigned a week each month to post the question of the day on the board.. Participate in any online events that are held during term.. Participate in Design Team discussions.

Commitment to a 4 month contract term May 2009 - August 2009 with the possibility of an additional 2 months or until October 2009.

Design Team Compensation:
Receive a discount on purchases from Paper Popsicles.. Receive monthly Design Team kits as assigned to be used in creating monthly projects. Free shipping on orders shipped with Design Team kits. Other store merchandise as creative work is needed.
Watch the Paper Popsicles blog on May 2, 2009 for the exciting announcement of our new design team!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Char's Manic Monday Questions....

I thought I would participate this week. Char is always sharing tidbits about herself. Go visit her here.

Do you screen your phone calls? I do because I answer telephone calls and put out fires all day long at work. There are some people I just don't have the patience for and I would rather spend time with my kids. Also some people just happen to call when I am watching a favorite tv show. Seeing as though I watch very little tv to begin with, I really don't want interruptions. When was the last time you lost your temper? Ok, I am a mother of 3 kids and I work full time. I have a short fuse (probably got that from the Italian side of the family...thanks dad!) so usually, it happens in the mornings when I am trying to get all 3 of the kids out the door to day care, school, and me to work on time.
When you're lost, do you ask for directions? Absolutely. I try like made to have directions before I make a trip anywhere to begin with but it isn't hard for me to pull into a gas station and ask for help. Thanks Char!!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Card Sketch # 87 is UP!!!

This weeks' cards by the DT are AWESOME! Here is this weeks Sketch and my take.If you choose to use it, make sure you put a link in the comment section at Sketches! by tamara so we can take a peek. Your card could be featured here next week on the Sketches! Blog for our Friday Inspiration.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Inspirational Card Sketches #8

Happy St. Patty's day to you all!!! ICSketches has their next sketch up. Here it is with how I interpreted it. You have to see what the rest of the DT came up with. They are sooooo talented! And this week, Sheila at That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams is giving away these:
Here is a bit about this AWESOME company!!!!
We make polymer stamps for the craft industry. Being a small company we make them to order, only a few sets are made and ready to ship. We make, cut and test all the stamps to insure you are getting the best quality stamps for your projects.We look forward to serving you and hope you have fun times with these sets. Let us know what you think of the stamps and if you have used them in a project please feel free to email a copy of your project so that we may show off your handy work. And give some others ideas how they can use the stamps!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Making Handmade Cards...First eKit Reveal!

So...I had the pleasure to work with my first ekit from Making Handmade Cards! That was so fun and very different from what I am used to! Check out their website so that you can sign up for the free newsletter and also get access to a free ekit for yourself! I am sure you will like it! My first kit was Roselle. Here is what I did with it:

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Card Sketch #86 is UP!

Wahoo! This is my first week at Sketches! by tamara. Here is the sketch this week:
Why don't you try the sketch yourself and link it here? The DT creations for this sketch are just amazing too! Make sure you check out the card DT blogs!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ICSketches #7

Hard to believe we are already at #7 at ICSketches and wowzers this site is HOPPIN! You need to head over there this week and use Dawn's sketch. If you link up your card you will be entered to win a set up printable stamps from Regina's Cutting Cafe'! Wahoo! Here is the sketch and what I did with it this week. Why don't you join us!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Saturday Mojo Moments....

So I have been diddling today. Got a few things done. Thought I would also share some other projects I have done recently too. Hope you are having a terrific day!! Happy scrapping!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Some Crop Creations...

So this past weekend, Dixie Pieces had their Beat the Blues Crop and beat the blues it did for me!! I had a blast. Here are some of the things I managed to squeak out between all of their fun games....

I really don't like that last card, but I guess that is the true reality of my style. Sometimes I am ON it and sometimes I am NOT! lol Those girls sure know how to throw a party!!! Thanks for looking anyway! Happy Scrapping!