December 17, 2012

Patterned Paper Please

Happy Holidays everyone!  Life is good - I am officially on vacation now and won't return until 1/1/2013!  That still seems a little odd to write....2013!  Seems like just yesterday we were all freaked out about going from 1999 to 2000 - how many checks did you mess up that year?  I always have a problem going from year to year when writing out checks....then you throw in changing from 1999 to 2000 - all I can say now is thank goodness for online banking/payments!!!!!!

I have to share with everyone the latest issue of CardMaker Magazine (Winter 2012).  I have a set of cards in this issue under the category using patterned paper.  I was driving home from work one day thinking about what type of card I wanted to do to submit as a project and then I thought....why do just one?  I had this idea to showcase a number of cards you can do using the same patterned paper.  I used the Echo Park 'Yours Truly' 6x6 paper pad.  I had just learned how to do a couple of new techniques and was excited to share!  So I did a 'bargello' and a couple of different 'herringbone' patterns along with a quilt card.

Here is the Winter 2012 cover of CardMaker Magazine in case you want to check it out at your local bookstore in person.

I'm excited to share that I have a four pages in this particular issue.  The editor asked that I send extra paper so they could do 'step outs' photos along the way. 

Here are close ups of the actual cards.  The card in the upper left corner of first photo and right side of bottom photo are the herringbone patterns and the bottom one in the first photo is the bargello pattern. 

I wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.  Please keep the families from Newtown, CT in your prayers as they try to get through what should be a happy season and is instead a painful reminder that life is short and can be changed in the blink of an eye. 
Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.

December 2, 2012

I Pine for You

Happy Sunday everyone!  Today in the midwest was a wonderful was pretty warm for this time of year - I think we were in the low to mid 60's.  I was able to open up the sliding glass door and get some fresh air in my apartment.

The deadline for the Lawn Fawn CHA challenge contest is tomorrow, 12/3 at 10pm EST.  While at my scrapbooking Christmas party yesterday I stamped a bunch of images from my friend Valerie's 'Critters in the Forest' stamp set.  Today I worked on my last entry for the Lawn Fawn challenge.  Here's what I came up with.....

I made the tree images into Christmas trees by drawing in a string of bulbs and coloring each one with a COPIC marker and then using matching stickles to give them some bling!

Nothing else to report since my post from yesterday.  I hope you enjoyed my entries for the contest.  I'll keep you posted on the outcome.  Wish me luck!!!! 

Thanks for stopping by - hope to see you again soon!

December 1, 2012

Make a Wish - Lawn Fawn CHA Contest

Here's my second post's called 'Make a wish' and isn't that a perfect sentiment for entering a contest??!!

Using the same 'Critters Ever After' stamp set I created this cute little dragon!!

The die cut is an inverted scallop - doesn't it look cool?  Then I mirrored it in the corners by using one of my We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper. 

Today I went to a Christmas scrapbooking holiday party at my friend Debbie's house.  It was so much fun, I really hated to leave.  I wish I could have stayed until the end but I needed to get home and take care of my Mom.  It was wonderful to get out of the house for a few hours.  My friend, Val, was there and she's been entering the Lawn Fawn contest too....and she had one of her critter sets with her so I was able to stamp some images using her set....I have to come up with a design using them and I need to do it by Monday, 12/3....that's the deadline for the contest.  Wish me luck!!!

Thanks for stopping by...see you again soon,


Another Lawn Fawn Entry for CHA Contest

Hi everyone!!!  I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with another design for an entry into the Lawn Fawn CHA contest.  And it's funny how inspiration can strike anywhere.  I was in a meeting for work that was held in the Crystal Ballroom at the Hilton in Milwaukee, WI.  I happened to look up and on the ceiling was an interesting pattern,  I took a picture of it with my cell phone.

I have the Lawn Fawn critter set called 'Critters Ever After' and one of the images in this set is a wand.  I thought the wand would be cool to use as the little spikey things separating the round disks.
So once I got home I sat down and went to work.  Here's what I came up with......

Check out my next post too...I have yet another card for the contest. 

Thanks for stopping by...see you again soon!