Ooops…..I forgot.

I forgot to add the cards that went with the candle!  It was also Adam’s teacher’s birthday yesterday.  So that’s why the tag and accents on the candle were lime green – to match the monogrammed cards I made for her. So this’ll just be a quickie post to add that photo.

I love this paper line by Luxe – it is cute and really easy to coordinate for simple cards like this.  You can find their papers {here}.

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supplies: Luxe Designs patterned papers; DIY Monogram Stamper  Damask “1-letter’ border set; Brayton Complete Font Set; black satin from my share; kiwi kiss ink;classic circle nestabilities;  black, white and kiwi kiss cardstock; dimensionals; clear case from Gina K Designs.

Also – Saturday is Digital Scrapbooking Day – and there are TONS of freebies and sales!  So if you’ve been contemplating picking up a few things – NOW is the time!  CRD is having a Block Party Blow out with 30% off the entire store!  It’s also your LAST chance to pick up any of {my goodies}.  After this weekend they will be gone…..and I have no where to take them.  So we’ll see what happens after that.  I will also have a freebie here on my blog each day this weekend…..perhaps I’ll even add in Friday and Monday, we’ll see!

A little Halloween goodie….

Ok – I love Family Fun magazine.  I got a subscription as a gift last year and I love it!  It has the cutest ideas of crafts, recipes, etc to do with your kids.  The boys have really enjoyed most of the things we’ve tried this year.  And now it is online!  You can find all the recipes and craft ideas – even create a folder of the stuff you like!  Pretty cool!  You can find all that {HERE}.

Anyway – the boys and I attempted these little eyeball candle holders this weekend.  This was one of the harder ones….it didn’t go so well.  Mostly Matthew and I ended up doing a lot of the craft while they boys semi-helped.  Oh well. It was fun!

theirs….

ours…

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We made some for our house and the boys each made one to give to their teachers.  Well of course I had to have some cute packaging for it.  I didn’t have much time, so I went with a simple tag to tie around a cello bag.

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supplies: Brayton Complete Font Set; Harmony Rectangle Stamper Set (smaller rectangle); Kiwi Kiss ink; sponge; white and black cardstock; cello bag; square hand held punch;classic circle nestabilities; and grosgrain ribbon from my share.

And just a reminder – these are the two coupon codes that are still current.  The Scrapbookpal coupon expires tomorrow!

 FREE mono multi  at Scrapbookpal.com!

Go to Scrapbookpal.com.

Purchase *anything*! (This coupon expires 10/31/08)

Add the coupon code treat on the view cart page (Just type treat into the box for coupons and click *add to cart* and the free mono multi will appear! You do not need to add it to your card first!)

That’s it! And in case you need help finding something to purchase – they have a great selection of all kinds of chipboard things and the Nestabilities!

The Stamp Castle coupon – expires after Thanksgiving:

free shipping on orders $50 or over
-code: MERRYXMAS
-have to select regular Priority shipping
-valid on orders shipping to continental U.S. states only (excludes Hawaii and Alaska)

To shop at The Stamp Castle, click {here}. Enjoy!

And for a limited time (until Thanksgiving) you can get 10% off the Christmas Stamp Ensemble (item JB-08150)!  No coupon code necessary!

A Color Challenge and a PAGE!

Yep, I actually scrapped a page!  I haven’t done many in the last 6 months.  I think I kind of go through stages with my creativity or something….for awhile it’s paper, then photography, then digital…..and so on.  Well – I’m entering a digital stage right now…of course I still have lots of obligations with paper so it never goes away!  Which is good – I still love working with my hands best!  I know I still have a lot of moments when the computer won’t do what I want, etc and I just want to throw it at the wall, lol!

 Anyway, if you would like to see the Color Challenge today, you can find it {HERE}.  I was busy designing this evening and I didn’t make it in to my stamp room.  (Digital Scrapbooking Day is this coming Saturday and I want a bunch of new goodies to share….plus LOTS of freebies!  Fun, right?)  Anyway, Dawn was nice enough to whip up a fabulous and fun sample for me with today’s colors.  And it’s the last week of PINK in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  So be sure to check it out!

 

But I did finish this page this weekend….and it’s been half done for about a month!  Sad…the pics are from this August when the boys and I made the Olympic Rings in cookies for the opening ceremonies.  I told ya I was obsessed with the Olympics!

 

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template – Jennilyn Designs – Oscraps Freebie
frames – Nancy Comelab – Vintage Photo Frames 1
papers – Nikki Beaudreau – Who’s There?
red papers – Kitty Designs – Color Theory: Red (@ CRD)
black cardstock – Corina Nielsen – One Sweet Day Solids
glitter ric rac – Nikki Beaudreau – Who’s There?
font: Bickley Script
alpha – Corina Nielsen – Alphapalooza Stampers

 

And now I’m off to bed because I’ve got to be up bright and early to join Adam on a field trip – FUN!  You know….I really love my kids.  But I’m not so much on other people’s kids.  I guess this is why I am not a teacher, lol!  Anyway, I am sure it’ll be fun.  But mostly I’m just looking forward to hanging out with Adam for a day.

A cute pic and a Gina K card

First up I have a little card I shared during Gina K’s Land Cruise on SCS.  This was a little party for all of us who did not go on the stamping cruise.  It was a lot of fun!  Just a lot of chatting, cool challenges, prizes, and even a special was posted!  Anyway, I did the *water* challenge – use water on your card.  Either an image with water, a gel card to look like water, etc.  I chose one of Kindred Spirits stamps – Exploring Nature.

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supplies: Exploring Nature by Gina K Designs; cuttlebug embossing folder; grosgrain ribbon from my share; palette noir ink; Niji waterbrush; reinkers; long rectangle nestabilities; kiwi kiss and riding hood red cardstock; watercolor paper; dimensionals.

And I thought I’d leave you with a cutie pic of my boys last night – we went to a shindig at the local YMCA.  They had the most creative games I’ve ever seen!  Really well done!   This photo was taken in front of the *Army Obstacle Course*, complete with guys in fatigues yelling about how well you were doing while you ran through it.  The boys LOVED this one!    Anyway, I might be biased, but here are the three cutest dudes ever!

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Essential Textures, Color Theory and a FREEBIE!

Yep – lots of fun stuff today!  First off I’d like to talk about Color Theory.  All the designers hanging out at CRD this month got together to work on this project.  Each designer (or pair of designers!) took a different color and made an entire kit with just that shade!  The kits were all limited to 30 items (mix of papers and elements) and are all $4.50 (although they are 30% off right now!).  There are 20 different colors too!  You can find the entire collection {HERE}!

I’d like to talk about two of these kits.  First off a PINK kit.  This kit was put together by a bunch of the designers.  It is many shades of PINK and will benefit the Susan G Komen Foundation.  It is selling for $3 and ALL proceeds will go to the foundation.  You can find it {here}!  I’m not sure how big it is – but there are NINE downloads to it!

Next, I’d like to talk about Color Theory in Spa Blue by ME! and Joy Designs!  We teamed up to put this together!  I made the papers and a few elements and Joy put together the rest of the elements!   I love this color – almost what we painted the boys’ bathroom last month (it’s a penguin/water theme).  You can find Spa Blue {here}!

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And then I have the product I released this week.  Another segment in the *Essentials* line: Essential Textures!  These are great for every scrapper!  They come in a variety of colors and textures – perfect starting any layout!  You get 24 textured, 12×12, 300 dpi papers for $3.50 – hey are also 30% off right now!  You can find them {HERE}!

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And here’s a little sample of them for FREE!  The completely coordinate and sort of fill in a few of the color gaps!

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 DOWNLOAD THEM HERE!!!

Enjoy!

Thank you….

BTW, I have a digital freebie to share with you later today – but I have to take Alex to an appointment.  So if you are interested, check back later today!

Now for some Thank you’s.  Matthew has a coworker who recently survived Pancreatic Cancer.  When he returned to work, Matthew took  a ‘welcome back’ card to him.  I guess he liked it because he called me and asked if I would make some similar only with a Thank You sentiment for him to send out.  I did – and he used them up and needed more!  Well, I was out of the flowers I had used on that card….and was tired of that design, lol!  Plus it was late and I needed to get them done for Matthew to take to work the next day.  So I decided to just whip out some simple ones – and that way I could keep the colors *male*.  So here’s what I came up with….

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supplies: Times New Roman fonts from C-45 DIY Monogram Stamper with Times New Roman font; Harmony Classic Circle III; bordering blue cardstock and ink; white cardstock; periphery BasicGrey cardstock; swiss dot cuttlebug folder; classic circle nestabilities; sponge; and dimentionals.

So how did I do this?  I used the new Harmony Classic Circle III block and just spelled out what I wanted.  Inked it up, stamped it, then used the nestabilities to punch out just the stuff I wanted.  It looked like this on the block:

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See – all the letter sets they sell have grooved lines on the back that fit in to the grooved lines on their blocks.  It makes almost everything they have interchangeable!  Genius, huh?  So you could really do lots with a large block of any size.  Of course if you want to do smaller monograms or whatever, you’d  need a small block to be able to do that with the outlines.  But I love that you can mix it all up!

And just a reminder on the current specials @ The Stamp Castle:

The Stamp Castle coupon – expires after Thanksgiving:

free shipping on orders $50 or over
-code: MERRYXMAS
-have to select regular Priority shipping
-valid on orders shipping to continental U.S. states only (excludes Hawaii and Alaska)

To shop at The Stamp Castle, click {here}. Enjoy!

And for a limited time (until Thanksgiving) you can get 10% off the Christmas Stamp Ensemble (item JB-08150)!  No coupon code necessary!

CC189, a freebie and a coupon….

Lots to share today!  I meant to get this up earlier, but my allergies kicked my butt today.  So I took a nap instead.  Actually, I had an appointment this morning and I had a sick boy as well.  Don’t you love it when your kids come home from school in a funk – then you realize they have a fever….and then they vomit on  you?  It’s fun being a mom!  (He’s much better now!)

Anyway, here is my color challenge: CC189 – Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, and Chocolate Chip. (Remember – all challenges this month will be PINK!) You can view more info {here}.  And here’s my sample!

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supplies: Wildflowers and Mini Memories from Crafty Secrets; Print Pattern background stamp SU;  pink pirouette, watercolor; and chocolate chip cardstock; dark chocolate palette ink; versamark;  Antique Linen Ranger Distress ink; sponge; Niji waterbrush; kiwi kiss and pink pirouette reinkers; chocolate chip twill; classic oval nestabilities; and dimensionals.

And in other PINK news…..Andrea and I put together a little FREEBIE add-on to the Awareness kit available at CRD.  You can find the kit {HERE} and the freebie {HERE}.  Please remember – ALL profits from the sale of this kit will benefit the Susan G Komen Foundation.

I also wanted to do a little plug for my friend, Heather.  She is participating in the Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk.  It is quickly approaching and she still needs a little help raising the $2200 required to walk.  It also benefits the Susan G Komen Foundation. If you are interested in supporting Heather – her site is {here}.  THANK YOU!!

And don’t forget about the FREE mono multi you can pick up at Scrapbookpal.com!

Go to Scrapbookpal.com.

Purchase *anything*! (This coupon expires 10/31/08)

Add the coupon code treat on the view cart page (Just type treat into the box for coupons and click *add to cart* and the free mono multi will appear! You do not need to add it to your card first!)

That’s it! And in case you need help finding something to purchase – they have a great selection of all kinds of chipboard things and the Nestabilities!

And Gina K is having a Land Cruise for all the non-cruise goers in her forum tomorrow (Wednesday) evening from 7-10pm.  And I promise – you WANT to be there!  There will be contests, challenges, prizes and MORE!  So look {HERE} for that!   There will also be a LAND CRUISERS SPECIAL for ONE day only – make sure you stop by to check out the details on that!!!

NKOTB – really?!?!

Yeah – so the concert was tonight.  I thought I would blog a quick one with some of my initial thoughts cause I don’t want to forget some of these…….they waaaaay to important!

Let’s see….

When Jordan told the crowd to “pump your fist!” – riiiiight.

The *interludes* – priceless.

1.  The one I refer to as the Power Ballad – or as Jenn called it – the song Joey wrote for the end of a Disney movie, but then they decided to go with someone else….it was fabulous.

2.  Danny’s break-dancing.  I mean yeah – for someone older than me – he’s got  moves.  But I don’t think they were all real ones.

3. Jordan, the open shirt complete with a close up chest shot – and a wind machine.  Wow.   Need I say more?!!

4. Joey’s interpretive dance.  Yes, the one where he comes out with the black shirt that is half silver and at one point yanks one sleeve up to expose his bicep.  I think I can picture this one *they are planning and he says  ‘guys – I got the next one.  I took this interpretive dance class at the community college…..*

Now, I know this sounds like I didn’t enjoy it.  But I totally did.  It was such an odd mix of wonderful memories and *are they kidding?!?!* moments.  I loved every minute of it!  They did all my favorite songs…only one that I wish they had done and that was Popsicle.  But I’m sure they just couldn’t manage it as it was one of their very first songs.  It might have been a wee bit high for everyone now, lol!  I don’t know that I have ever seen so many crazed adult screaming women in one place before.   And the few men that attended..,I felt sorry for them!  LOL!

So if they are coming to a city near you – GO!  It was worth EVERY PENNY!

And now, I’ll leave you with a video…..this goes out to my AGD peeps – Greek Week ’97 BABY!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And FREE MONO MULTI!!

Yeah – you read that right!!!  But first….the birthday!

I wanted to wish a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my husband!  I love you!  And um…..you’re old!  😉

And you want some FREE mono multi?!?!

Here’s a little tutorial pic on how I use the stuff – a little goes a LONG way!  {Click HERE!}

It is my favoritest glue EVER!  And believe me, I’ve tried them all, lol!  Well, here’s how you can get some!

Go to Scrapbookpal.com.

Purchase *anything*! (This coupon expires 10/31/08)

Add the coupon code treat on the view cart page (Just type treat into the box for coupons and click *add to cart* and the free mono multi will appear! You do not need to add it to your card first!)

That’s it! And in case you need help finding something to purchase – they have a great selection of all kinds of chipboard things and the Nestabilities!

Awareness Charity Kit and other goodies!

Ok, I promised more PINK goodness today – and here it is!  I have teamed up with a fellow CRD team member to bring you this kit:  Awareness.  Andrea (TLC Designs) had this idea to do a pink themed kit and donate all the proceeds to the Susan G Komen Foundation.  We both have had loved ones affected by Breast Cancer – and I wanted to do something in memory of my husband’s mother who passed away from it when he was young.  So I asked Andrea if I could make some stuff to contribute!  And here is what we came up with – and let me tell you, this kit is HUGE – over 200 MB!  And ALL profits from the sale of this kit will go to the foundation.  I truly hope that we are able to make a contribution in memory of our loved ones.

Awareness: Find Kit {HERE}!

Includes:

20 Papers
1 Large bracket mat
2 metal butterflies
1 glitter butterfly
11 Miscellaneous buttons and snaps
3 Fabric Flowers
1 Felt Flower
3 Frames
2 Heart Elements
5 Word Art
1 Awareness Ribbon
2 Ribbon Wraps
2 Strings
9 Glitter Swirls
1 Glitter Border
1 Scalloped Tag
1 Full Alpha A-Z, 0-9 and five symbols

I am really excited about participating in this venture and I am honored to have been able to contribute to such a meaningful cause.  And for a limited time – it is 30% off!

And then for the other things I’ve got coming out this month:

I love slapping some paint – and glittered paint is even better – behind stuff.  And I learned how to make it this week!  So here’s my first element pack!  Yep, I made something besides papers!

Glittered Paint Splatters – find them {HERE}!

Includes 6 different paint splatters in each of 6 different colors.  36 png files.

And then I worked up a little mini kit.  It’s Halloween inspired, but most of it can be used for anything.  Obviously the pumpkin, pumpkin paper, etc are a bit more Halloween oriented!  And there is lots of sparkle in this kit!

Sparkle-ween: find it {HERE}!

and the elements:

Contains:
14 12×12 papers, highly textured
1 scalloped black glitter frame
1 scalloped teal glitter frame
1 glitter pumpkin
1 glitter spider
1 glitter black cat
1 4×6 grungy photo overlay

So there you have it!  I am excited to delve into the design portion of digiscrapping – and if you use one of my things on your pages – PLEASE let me know!  I would love love to see it!  THANK YOU!