So it’s here! CC99 is here! Only one more week til I get to give away the AWESOME prize Leigh O’Brien made! And guess what?!?! Besides the fact that you can win it…..you get ANOTHER sneak peek today! Oh yeah, and I’ll show you my color challenge card too! I have such a hard time taking photos of dark cardstock. I am getting better, just more fiddling needed!
Wow Emily, another freebie, COOL!!Well, one of favorite things has to be mornings at my house…the kids inner alarm clocks are set for 8 bells, and they sometimes come in earlier, or later, but mostly at 8. And we snuggle and watch Curious George!! It is wonderful!! Thanks Emily for allowing me to share!!Ara
January 27, 2007 11:03:00 PM CST
This is only the biggest crafting event ever. It is held in CA and all crafting companies go there to unveil new lines for the next year. You can find out more about what SCS is seeing here:
I am way stoked cause of course that means new products and stuff are coming soon! I am most stoked about the Basic Grey. Here’s what they are showing on their site right now as far as new paper lines….you know I love this paper!
Last night I held my monthly stamp camp. We made these 5 cards. I tried to do one ‘fun’ valentine and one more elegant valentine. We also did a pocket note. I love those! This is a copy of the first pocket note I made, so nothing new there. I did the cool caribbean ‘friend’ card a few weeks ago as well. Only the Valentine cards and the Birthday Beauty card are new.
The Birthday Beauty card was for my older sister. She bought the set a few months ago and asked me to do something with it. Well, I did this and I am not that thrilled with it. But it was late at night and the mojo just wasn’t there. I used bohemia floral paper, chocolate chip and white. I stamped her in timber brown stazon and colored her in with the retired Rose Romance ink. (I hate regal rose and will ever mourn the loss or rose romance, lol!) I sparkled her up with DD glitter on her crown and sash. I had pink circles on her cheeks, but Matthew said that looked stupid. He’s a guy, what does he know?!?!
I got ready to do this camp and realized I had NO valentine stamps. So I went to the store. Three of them. Nothing. At least, nothing cute. So I ended up with this $1 stamp from Michael’s. It worked. I used Basic Grey Blush paper and blush blossom cardstock. The Mega Scalloped circle is close to cocoa. I used a 2 way glue pen and Dazzling Diamond glitter to do the sparkles. I colored the stamp in with markers. Aquapainters are my coloring method of choice, but they take too long at a stamp camp.
The last card is one that used a previous sketch challenge. I used cranberry crisp cardstock (which I did not realize I was almost out of! My older sister rescued me and gave me 10 sheets so I would have enough.) for the base of the card. I stamped paisley on it in versamark. I used my coluzzle to cut the largest oval out of the Blush paper. I cut the ovals in half to look like a half circle. I sponged chocolate chip on the edges of the circle and the main image as well. I used cranberry crisp, mellow moss and pretty in pink to do the flowers. Linen was stamped on the white panel first in sahara sand. Grosgrain ribbon tied around the main image completed the look. Of course, it is popped up on dimensionals as well. The sentiment “truly, madly, deeply” is from A Muse.
Ok, gotta get ready for hockey!
I am absolutely miserable. My allergies are on overload right now. They were kinda bad and then I got my shot Tuesday and now it is WORSE! I got a welt on my left arm that is at least 2 inches in diameter. And I haven’t been able to breathe through my nose since. Ugh. I called the shot desk at the allergist….apparently I can’t handle 3 tenths when they try to up my dose. Um……I thought I was on my maintenance dose – doesn’t that mean I maintain the same dose?!?!?!
Apparently not. She said the last time they went up that high I had a reaction too. Fabulous. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything I can do after the fact. At least it isn’t as itchy today. But I feel like I am in a fog. Even my beloved Zipfizz isn’t helping! (Zipfizz is an energy drink powder that you add to a bottle of water. They sell it at costco and it is awesome! It tastes kinda yucky – but I don’t do fake sugars, so you might not think it’s so bad. But it’s fantastic for the mid afternoon pick me up. It isn’t loaded with caffeine and it has very few calories. It has lots of B12 which is good for you and for some reason it helps my allergy headaches.)
I did have a stamp camp last night and I’ll try to get a pic up this afternoon. I feel bad for my poor stampers, I was so foggy. Good thing it was my regulars and they pretty much know what they are doing by now. We did some cute stuff though. Some I had made earlier this month and some were new. I’ll go take the pics and post them for you all.
Good note: Matthew got free Dallas Stars tickets for tonight’s game! That should be fun. We’re going with some vendor of his company, but that’s ok. Hockey is awesome – hope for lots of fights!
You should totally check out Jody’s blog. She has ribbon shares often, try to get in on one! She’s even doing a Prima share right now!! I would love to do that one….but alas, I am being frugal at the moment. **sigh** Maybe there will be a next time! Here’s all my ribbon though…..doesn’t it look SO PRETTY?!??!
Also I thought I would share the sneak peek at the prize for the 100th Color Challenge on Splitcoast. Leigh O’Brien made this…..and she is one FANTASTIC stamper. Y’all are really gonna want to get in on this one. So keep watching those color challenges so you can find out how you can win it for your very own!!! Just a tiny sneak peek today though……..gotta save something for next week, right?!?!
Here are two more pages I did on my scrapping with mamakimberly night. The first is a page of the boys on our first family bike ride (and by family, I mean we walked and the boys rode). They were so cute all decked out in their helmets and bikes. This has quickly become a favorite family activity. I used a layout from mamakimberly and Basic Grey Oh Baby boy papers. Some colored brads and primas for accents. A rub on – not sure what brand – and my zig millennium 05 pen for journaling. The rub on flourishes are american crafts.
The second page is for my book of me. I used a 5×7 print of a photo mamak had taken of me a few months ago. She doctored it a bit in photo shop so my hair is a bit more red and my eyes a bit more blue than usual…..but it looks so pretty, lol! Andyway, I used some more Basic Grey, Blitzen this time, on this page. I used basic black su cardstock to mat the photo. Then some black ric–rac and some faux stitching rub ons. A simple page because I really wanted the photo to be the focus.
Hope you enjoy those! I will reiterate, scrapping is not my strong suit!