Saturday, July 30, 2011

Winner! Winner!

Congrats to Isla who has won the Scrapbooks, Etc July/August 2011 issue and other fun stuff!!! 

Isla--please email your mailing address to me at


Friday, July 29, 2011

Giveaway! Giveaway!

Let's celebrate the beginning of the weekend with a giveaway!  I happened across an extra copy of Scrapbooks, Etc August 2011 magazine and I would love for one of my fellow scrapbookers or cardmakers to win it.  And because I just can't stop at a 'one-item' giveaway, I'm throwing in some other goodies like felt borders and inspiration cards from Melody Ross; chipboard die-cut shapes from K&Company; chipboard frames, cardstock stickers and clear stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle; decorative clips from 7 Gypsies; clear stamps from Studio G; lace dimensional stickers from Jolee's; large flower brads from Michael's; and finally, Perfect Pen Journaling Cards from Fancy Pants.  

Whew!! leave a comment by 9:00pm (PST) Saturday, July 30th and I will choose a lucky winner at random and announce the winner on my blog Sunday, July 31st.  Good luck and thanks so much for visiting.  :)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Another PC Gallery Idol Entry

Good Morning all, Hope you had a great 4th of July!  It was a quiet day here at the homestead.  Watched fireworks off the pier-so beautiful!
I was able to get one more entry into the Paper Crafts Gallery Idol Competition.  I thought it appropriate to create a card with a sentiment we would all love to hear.  I used a set of Sandylion clear stamps I bought at the Scrapbook Expo.  I took the stamps and created a collage on a large grid stamping block.  Then I stamped onto white cardstock with watermark ink and embossed with clear powder.  I then took Ranger's Distress Inks and dabbed the colors over the stamped images to give it a tie-dye look. 

Supplies Used:  Cardstock & bottom trim-Avalanche from Bazzill, Patterned Paper from Life of the Party by Basic Grey, clear stamps by Sandylion, various distress inks and embossing powder from Ranger, twine from May Arts.

Although the competition is closed, you can still see all the beautiful creations by clicking here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

PC-Gallery Idol 2011

Hey all--It's been a while since my last post.  My computer has been 'sick' with viruses......12 viruses in the last 6 weeks!  I've been able to put a band-aid on the problems for the time being and I am expecting a new laptop in the next week or there is light at the end of the tunnel as they say.

Are you familiar with Paper Crafts Gallery Idol 2011 competition?  If not, it's an annual competition where there are 5 rounds.  The open audition consists of creating and posting a 'Congratulations' card.  The PC editors will choose 20 designers (out of over 1300 submissions at last count!) to move onto the next round.  For the remaining rounds, the PC gals will announce the theme of the next round and so on until one lucky designer is chosen as the Gallery Idol.  Paper Crafts is giving away some really fantastic prizes throughout the competition.  Sooooooo, I'm throwing my hat in the ring.  Below is my first creation. 

Supplies used:  Cardstock-kraft from Bazzill,
Patterned paper from K & Co. & October Afternoon,
Specialty Paper from The Paper Co. (mirror paper),
Embellishments from October Afternoon & Joanns.
 This is suppose to be a clipboard sitting on a desk.  I drew the 'clip' part of the clipboard freehand and added eyelets-I think it turned out pretty good! :)  I printed the sentiment on scratch paper and held it in place with a paper clip, twine and a badge.  This really was a fun card to put together.

I encourage everyone to participate -- you can't win if you don't try. (click here for the details) So, I'm off to make another Congrats card to submit.  I'm going to try and stop at 2 cards, but who knows!

Thanks for stopping by.  Leave a comment if you are so inclined-I love to hear from you!