Friday, March 30, 2007

{ CPS #7 }

I have been admiring this website for some time and just got to play. Check it out Card Positioning Systems. They have weekly sketches and anyone can join in and play. This week they are giving away prizes. Here is my take on it.
Don't forget tomorrow Birthday Celebration at Create My Keepsake !!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

{ My first digital page }

Monday we had our first Scrappy Hour at Create My Keepsake hosted by Rachel. It is super fast and easy. Supplies are posted the night before. She posts photos and instructions and you follow along. We are doing this every Monday so check it out. I didn't play that night, but did today. This was a perfect opportunity for me to do a digi layout. So, this is my first "official" digi layout. I used Echoes of Asia Kit by Jessica Sprague, SF Happiness and Oh {Photo} Shoot! font. (Note: the Scrappy Hour layout was inspired by Kelli Crowe )

Monday, March 26, 2007

{ Alice in Scrapland }

There is going to be a {UN}Birthday Crop Event that is taking place on March 31st!! You can read all about it HERE Follow along with us as we create projects inspired by the adventures of Alice In Wonderland! CMK is turning 2! However we wanted to finish off National Craft Month in a big way, so we are celebrating early! What is all the hype you ask?? Well how about this: We have teamed up with Becky Fleck from PageMaps to host a contest based on a sketch designed just for us! We are going to reveal the name of our new digital designer and give away our exclusive Celebration digital kit FOR FREE! We will send you on a scavenger hunt throughout our site for a chance to win a $100 Grand Prize! We will post new challenges throughout the day and have prize pack giveaways for each challenge. And lastly…we will reveal free project ideas just in time for the Easter holiday! Do I even need to convince you to join us?? I hope you can clear your calendar to join us for some serious inspiration and fun! Are you joining us? Can you make it! Let us know!

Saturday, March 24, 2007

{ Hello from Pennsylvania }

I hope everyone is having a good weekend. I am in Chambersburg, PA with my husband. We did find some snow today, just for me, at Caledonia State Park. I found these clear dollar stamps at Michael's here in town, $1.00 bin. I searched for them all over Dallas and didn't find any. This store is brand new and they have everything. Across the border in Hagerstown, MD I found A.C. More These American Crafts buttons were only $0.70 each. I had fun shopping and visiting these little towns.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

{ Happy and warm thoughts }

I wanted to share this little tag with you as I am sitting here at the airport, waiting for my flight. I missed my earlier one. Well, I didn't really miss it, I just checked in too late and they would not let me on!!!! I felt like I was on the Amazing Race, except they let them on the flight last minute. Anyway, I was really upset and wanted to share something happy.
This little tag was made last month with new
Frances Meyer papers. Just looking at this makes me feel warm. I am traveling to Chambersburg, PA, where there is still snow on the ground.
I hope you are having a great day!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

{ Rusty Pickle }

Here are the cards I made with March kit from Inspire Me Card Kits. Wonderful papers and beautiful soft colors. Today I finished a layout for Becky Fleck's Page Maps. Be on a lookout for her April newsletter. Paper Trends requested a card today for their August/September 2007 issue. I am always happy and grateful to hear from them.

Monday, March 19, 2007

{ Target $1 spot }

I love going to Target and checking out their $1 spot. There is always something that I will totally adore and buy. I had this little bucket for some time and these papers and ribbon were just perfect. Check out the "Chocolate Bunnies" March kit at Inspire Me Card Kits. The eggs I got at Garden Ridge last year after Easter sale. There are some other projects I completed with this wonderful kit, but I am trying to go to bed "on time" and I will have to post them tomorrow.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

{ Ribbon storage }

I found these cool ribbon storage containers at Garden Ridge couple of weeks ago for $1.00. I only got two, but now I am thinking about getting some more, just in case. This one will hold approximately 25 ribbon spools.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

{ Luck of the Irish }

I made this card for Nicole's challenge over at CMK How appropriate since today is St. Patrick's Day. Green is not my color, but I got these wonderful My Mind's Eye papers from Paper Posies March kit. Nicole is giving away goodies so come and play. I made the shamrock with Fiskars heart stamp. Ribbon is May Arts and little "good luck" stamp is from Michaels $1 bin. Have a good one!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

{ Fancy Pants }

Our DT sponsor for March at CMK . Here is what I created with the beautiful Aged Florals. A ton of inspiration going on this month so check it out: Fancy Pants gallery

Sunday, March 04, 2007

{ Fancy Pants }

We do have a new contest going on at Create my Keepsake . There are some wonderul Fancy Pants prizes so check it out. If you don't want to play come over and check out our Fancy Pants gallery for inspiration.

{ Houston Regional }

I went to Stampin’ Up Regional in Houston last weekend. It was my first one and I had no idea what to expect. I did find out couple of days before that people swap at this event. I came up with something easy and simple and made 20 cards. That was plenty for me. Some people made 100!!!! I did get some awesome cards in return. I met some wonderful people and one of them was LaDonna. She was a sweet person I met in the parking garage and we spent the day together since we both came alone. Thanks LaDonna for hanging out with me. Overall, it was fun and I learned several new techniques I hope to use soon. And, of course, a new stamps set. I don’t have a picture of it yet.