Monday, February 28, 2011

Bingo Class at ACOT

One of the classes I did for the crop this past weekend, was how to create your very own Bingo game! Here is my tutorial.

"My daughter is 5, and one of the items on the agenda for this year at school is to be able to identify all of the numbers from 1-100. She has already mastered the counting, but has trouble still with identifying random numbers. So, I thought BINGO would be a great way to help her learn them, while having fun!"

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Birthday fast scrap card

this card was my example for a fast scrap at the ACOT crop. we challenged everyone to make a handmade flower and add it to a project - in under an hour. I made this card AND flower in about 45 mins - including photo editing and uploading

I used the mojo monday sketch for this card, and it is also for the spoonful of sugar and flourishes birthday card challenges and the creative inspirations stripes challenge and the fussy and fancy embossing challenge.

my laptop battery only lasts an hour

and thank god for Harry Potter!

I'm trying to host an online crop (FYI - online crop with prizes and the whole store is at least 10% off at acot.) and normally DH would be watching DD, but he is out of town, so I am doing both and it was getting a little hairy there, until I finished reading her a book, and feeding her lunch and she asked to watch the first Harry Potter movie for like the 100th time. SCORE! 146 minutes of freedom!

ok, totally copied this from my sister, but I think I might start doing a blog meme monday or something, could be fun.

this is seriously going to get personal, you ready? sure
If you were caught cheating, would you fess up? yeah I would. I think I am the most afraid of being the last to know, so I would do the same courtesy
The last time you felt honestly broken? hmmm, don't know. it's been a little while, well, wait, no probably the first week of the year.
Are you craving something? not really.
If you could have one thing right now what would it be? a million dollars - boring, but yeah, Im pretty happy right now, but I could always do with more money
Would you rather have ten kids, or none? none
What do you hear right now? the portable heater and the radio
Is your bed against more than one of your walls? no, it's not even really against one. up close, but with enough room for the curtains to hang down behind it
What’s on your mind right now? TOO much to list! (yeah I'll just keep this one from my sister's post)
Are you there for your friends? most of the time
Last person to see you cry? dunno
What do you do when you get nervous? lol - you want the truth? I get diarrhea
How old do you think you will be when you finally have kids? 27
Does anyone completely understand you? hmm, no probably no ONE person, but I have different people for different parts of me
Do you have a reason to smile right now? Yes!
Has anyone told you they don’t ever wanna lose you? yes
Would you be happier if life had a rewind button? probably
Do you tell your mum or dad everything? mostly
How many hours of sleep do you get a night? about 9
Are you easy to get along with? I think so
Do you hate the last girl you had a conversation with? No
What was the last drink that you put in your mouth? sipping on coffee right now
What size bed do you have? queen
Do you start the water before you get in the shower or when you get in? Before - who starts it IN the shower - BRRR
Do you like the rain? not really.
Have you ever done something you told yourself you wouldn’t do? yes
Who were you last in the car with, besides family? can't remember
Have you ever been hurt by someone you never thought would hurt you? yes
Do you regret a past relationship? Hmmm, I guess not
Do you care too much about your appearance? no, lol, I probably don't care enough
Have you bought any clothing items in the last week? no
Do you miss anyone? yes
What are you doing tomorrow? don't know. probably scrapbooking.
Is there anyone you want to come see you? yes
Have you ever been cheated on? not that I know of
Do you have siblings? yes, one sister. (haha, guess I'll keep this one too)
Have you ever fallen asleep on someone?yes
How has the past week been for you? sick - so sick that I don't remember most of it
What were you doing at midnight last night? sleeping
What is your current mood? content
Who was the first person you talked to today? Ellie
Will this week be a good one? well, it HAS to be better than last week
Anything happen to you within the past month that made you really happy? yes
Who were you with last night? My in-laws and ellie, then just ellie.
Did you talk to someone until you fell asleep last night? no
Next time you will kiss someone? probably in about 2 hours when DH gets home

Friday, February 25, 2011

Best Buds - Pagemaps contest

I created this page using the Scrapbook nook feb kit featuring webster's pages, for the pagemaps basic grey contest. I thought I would get a better photo, but I am running out of time, and couldn't get a better one. the ric rac here is deep purple, not black.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

little lady

this is my current favorite page! school photo of ellie, repeated, with the brand new my mind's eye stella and rose collection. I used a sketch from scrappiest for scraptacular's blog hop.

dreams come true card

this is another card that I made with my scrapbook nook feb kit. I love webster's pages hollywood vogue! I also used the cricut to paper piece the unicorn. Then I used distress stickles on his mane and tail, and glossy accents on his horn, saddle and feet. I cut part of a kaisercraft bling flower, to add to the saddle. the letters are my little shoebox, but I trimmed them down to fit inside of the basic grey label. I used my martha stewart traditional scallop punch. Since my sewing machine if broken I did some faux stitching. This card is for my daughter. I gave it to her when I got back from the crop and she loved it!

this card may have set a record for most challenges. it just sort of happened that way. I used a sketch from priscillastyles. I paper pieced the unicorn for the moxie fab paper piecing challenge and ashjoy's challenge to do that challenge. ;) this is also for the flourishes 3 patterned papers challenge, the cute card thursday shiny happy cards challenge, the papertake weekly putting on the glitz challenge, the paper play add shine challenge, the dare to be sassy punch challenge and the color cue stamp away with me color challenge.

friendship card

I used the scrapbook nook feb kit featuring websters pages for this card along with this week's ics sketch. And it is also for the creative card crew cards for friends challenge.

spring, I love you card

I used a sketch from mojo monday for this card. This is for the really reasonable ribbon spring challenge, and the charisma cardz spring challenge, and the unity stamp hearts challenge and the caboodle blog hearts challenge.

These trees are unity stamps. I stamped them with brown staz on ink on MME paper, then colored them in. I didn't have a little tiny chipboard heart like I wanted for the sentiment, so I cut one by hand and covered it in glossy accents. the green grosgrain ribbon is kaisercraft.


this is another page from my crop this weekend. yep, going to be a bunch today ;)

this one is also using the scrapbook nook feb kit, along with some my mind's eye brads and a die cut and some jillibean soup twine.

I used a sketch from the scrappiest, for a challenge at the sweet peach crop shop and creative scrappers - they were both almost the same, and I rotated them and combined them. this is also for the color throwdown pale green, dark olive and blue color challenge.

rodin the wrestler

this uses a sketch from the scrappiest. this is also for the robyns fetish anything goes challenge and the spoonful of sugar anything but a card challenge, and the c.r.a.f.t not a card challenge. I used the my scrapbook nook kit for this, featuring webster's pages. I also used a little bit of webster's pages digi motifs.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Mind's Eye Layout Sketch

This is the sketch for the MME blog layout challenge.

And this is the page I created. I did a bunch of hand stitching around the scalloped circle, and some little x's in the circles of that paper. Then I did some machine stitching around the large block and the journaling block, then I did some fake stitching around the outside edge. I also created three different kinds of handmade paper flowers here. Everything is My Mind's Eye except the polka dot ribbon, the journaling spot (fancy pants) and the letter stickers (my little shoebox and american crafts and chatterbox) This is also for the frosted designs word challenge

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My Mind's Eye Card sketch

I loved the My Mind's Eye card sketch this month.

I decided to combine it with the Scrapdango monthly card challenge - to make a card with a cut-out. It took some mistakes, but eventually I got all the Cricut cutout's to line up. and this is my masculine Valentine's Day card. I realized that you can't really tell from the first photo that the heart is cut out. so I added another photo below it. This is also for the crafty creations 3 words challenge. also for the flourishes buttons challenge. and the crazy for challenges hearts challenge.

and I was loving it so much, and had a whip up a quick card when I realized my grandparents were coming over, so I made another one. this one might not have enough MME for the contest, and if I can only enter one, I would want to enter the first one. but I wanted to share this one anyway. The paper for the heart and the ruffle are MME, as is the bling, and the die cut. this is also for the cute card thursday 'hearts and flowers' and the c.r.a.f.t. challenge for valentines. and for the robyns fetish bling it up challenge. and the pile it on love plaid challenge and the

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

NVS Feb Challenge is up

This is the NVS blog inspiration for this month: we are being sponsored by candy shoppe designs

and here is mine: I used the scrapbook nook feb kit for this one.

Monday, February 7, 2011

my submitting has paid off!

On Friday I got a few exciting emails including notifications of 3 projects that were accepted for publication by Scrapbook News and Review and Scrapstreet ezines!

(and one other email that I can't share yet, but it also pretty fun!)

look for the Feb NVS challenge to be up soon. I will share my layout here when it is.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Check out this giveaway! (and a great inspirational blog too)

Check out the giveaway over at life as lou, leah's blog. And while you are at it you should become a follower because she has great posts all the time!

in other news, the feb challenges are up at ACOT

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ACOT Feb challenges and some new CTers

check it out! ACOT announced FOUR new CT members yesterday! Congratulations to Chrissy, Mandi, Rachel and Carrie!

Here is a layout that I created as a lift of Chrissy

AND today the new Feb challenges were announced. Here is the layout that I created for my Trends and Techniques challenge - use tiny alphas on your page

and in other news, we have ice today, ellie's school is closed and I am working from home again. but luckily we got a space set up for me in the basement so I can work without distractions from the peanut gallery. it was great yesterday - I got a bunch of stuff done