Saturday, November 15, 2008

A couple announcements...

OK, so I have been waiting a while to post these announcements, and I will tell you why later in the post.

The first is that I was selected as the "Discovery" drive person for ScrapStreet Magazine for the month of November!!!! To qualify, you had to have never had been published with them before, and send them info about yourself. Lindsay, the woman who did the write up about me, wrote some very sweet things! You can see the page here:

ScrapStreet Discovery Drive November

My featured LO the page is the one below, which I had actually done for a DT call for Stuck!sketches.

If you read carefully on the ScrapStreet page, you can probably guess what my other announcement is:

We are SUPER excited! I am just finishing up my 12th week, and I am due May 27th. it doesn't even seem real yet, but the pants are getting tighter, so it is starting to sink it! I have been feeling great and no sickness at all (except for a cold). So I can't wait to start doing some LO's about our new addition!! I have some ultrasound pictures I am gonna work on for now!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Creative Team Reveals at ScrapCity

Yesterday was the reveal for the new Creative Team at ScrapCity. All of us gals were challenged to create two LO's using pagemaps, and then create a LO about an addiction. You'll never guess what addiction I chose.....

Anyway, the ladies there had some amazing creations! You can check them out here:
ScrapCity CT November Creations

Here were my creations:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

SNS Cyber Crop

The SNS Cyber Crop was this past weekend and I loved it!!! There were SOOOO many amazing projects submitted, and I have to say, I think Taryn, Kimmy, Megan and I had some great challenges and inspriation for the crop! I love these online crops because I learn SOOO much from everybody. I wish I had time to do all the challenges!

I wanted to post some of the items that I did for the crop, so here they are:

Poetry LO: People had to use to create a poem to go with their LO. I have it on my fridge and it is so fun! (I have a mini album in the works of "fridge poems")!

I also did some things that were atypical for me: I made some cards! I don't consider myself a great card person, but I think these came out OK!

Black & White cards: make a card only using black and white, or accent with just a bit of color for "pop"

Clear Card: Make a clear card from a transparency or acrylic

I have a LOT of other events coming up, too, both at ScrapCity and at SNS. Starting November 17 at ScrapCity we are having a "Fun n Games" crop. All the challenges are inspired by boad games or TV game shows. This is SURE to be fun!!

Then, starting December 1st at SugarNSpice, we are having the "Twelve Days of Christmas"! There will be a new challenge or idea posted every day for 12 days. There are all kinds of holiday themed altered projects. It will be sure to get you into the Creative Christmas mood!

So much going on! Plus, I have another announcement that I am going to make next stay tuned.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Rules:
1. Link to the person who tagged you COLLEEN
2. Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading).
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up!

Here are six random things about me:

1) I can ID almost any type of butterfly.

2) My favorite color is green.

3) I can play at Expert level on Guitar Hero, and I am pretty good!

4) I sometimes feel like I am still in my early 20's.

5) I can throw grapes REALLY high in the air and catch them in my mouth.

6) I pumice my feet everyday because I hate the feel of scratchy feet on socks.

The six people I am tagging are:
Janice N.
arlsmom aka Lynda

Kids Can Scrap

OK, so no kiddos yet for me, but look at this cute blog for kids to post their scrapbooking creations:

there are games and challenges for kiddos!! How fun!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Mini Abum for SNS crop...

It is finally here! This weekend is the CyberCrop at SNS!!!!! I am hosting some challenges, classes, and tutorials. Go check it out here.

One of my class is making a mini album from recycled plastic. The instructions are on a post at the crop, but they are in a word document. I wanted to post them here for people who don't have MS Word. So here they are!

Even though we recycle a lot at our home, I still feel like we generate so much trash!!! I wish we could find more ways to reuse the stuff we have. That is where my inspiration for this tutorial came from!
I was looking at our huge pile of recyclables, and I had just been visiting a few scrapbooking sites about acrylic albums. When I saw all the clear plastic that was “untouched” on this lettuce container, I knew I had to make something out of it! (Notice the pizza box, too! I want to use that for something eventually!)

I first washed the container, and took off the sticker with some UnDu. I measured the height and length of the container, and looked at where the curves were to see if I could get some pretty flat pieces. The container was about 5 inches high, but only a little over 4 of the inches were flat. The length was about 9 inches, so I decided to make some 4x4 pages.

(Don’t you love my circa 1984 My Little Pony ruler????)

I began by cutting all the sides and the bottoms from each other with scissors.

I then took each piece and using a ruler, a cutting mat, and an exacto knife, I cut out 4 x 4 squares. CAUTION: My knife slipped very easily on the surface of the plastic. You might want to try and score it with the knife, then cut with scissors.

When I was done, I had TEN 4 x 4 pages from this one container.

I stamped on the pages with stazon, used my crop-a-dile to punch a hole in the corner for a metal ring. Then found some photos and 2 sided paper to use for my mini album.

And here are some pages from the completed album! I have a RAK for someone who completes this album! Post your link here, and i will do a drawing from all the entries!