Wednesday, January 30, 2008

And another card!

This one is also for the Scrap City blog challenge! Week #4. This gorgeous sketch came from the Celebration Moments card sketch challenge. I got these Bazzill stitching templates awhile back and have been wanting to use them again! Knew this sketch was just perfect for them! The flower is done with the template and the vine and leaves are Bazzill rubons and jewels :)

Materials: Bazzill CS, rubons, stitching template and floss; Junkitz PP's

I've gone card challenge crazy :)

Here's my first one :) This one is for Dawn's blog challenge #3 over at Scrap City! I love this sketch from Di Hickman's blog because it is super simplae and you can dress it up any way you want! Really love the design with the 3 seperate blocks that make one large block! I got the color scheme of blue, brown and purple from Naureen's weekly card challenge over at Priceless Scrapbooks

materials: Bazzill CS; buttons; Prima flower; Bazzill floss; Gin-X PP'sJunkitz rubon and gold uniball pan.

Monday, January 28, 2008

All kinds of fun stuff going on!

I have been having a TON of fun playing at the brand new site Priceless Scrapbooks! First fun thing is an altered challenge :) and there is a prize to be won! Here it is!
Altered Challenge

Lists... we all make them... but can we FIND them? Clipboard altering is a great way to have a home for your lists and also add something pretty to your home! The possibilities are endless and they are so useful! Here are some clipboard ideas to get you started! Grocery lists Chores Scrap challenges here at Priceless Scrapbooks Phone messages Christmas list Stuff to do lists Upload your clipboard that has been altered for a purpose to the clipboard contest section of the gallery Clipboard Gallery by February 29th at midnight EST. We are awarding a nice prize package to THE BIG WINNER. GOOD LUCK! We can't wait to see all the entries!

And also, Kenzie is running a DT call! Here are all the details!

Priceless Scrapbooks currently has several Design team member opportunities available. We are looking for individuals who can and will meet deadlines, are creative, enjoy being on a message board and contributing to a team environment. REQUIREMENTS 1. Our Design Team members will be asked to: Commit to a 6-month term to start. After the 6 month term has commenced, the current members will have an option to remain on the DT team pending performance in the current term, and at the discresion of the Site Administrators and the Company in which you will design for. (Hence, we want to keep our cream of the crop and add to it!) 2. Design either layouts, cards, altered items based on your monthly assignment as instructed by the Company Representative, Site Admin and/or DT Coordinator. 3. The projects you create each month will be used to showcase manufacturer products, in our galleries, in our monthly newsletter, and in other promotions as desired. The monthly kit you receive will be sponsored by a specific company and we appreciate any positive advertising that company receives. 4. You will also be required to participate by completing a class, creating challenges, be active in crops (thus meaning being there during the crop every other month), actively comment/chat/encourage, etc on message board. 5. Post question/poll threads (LOTD, QOTD, etc/ if applicable) in the daily forum and create a monthly contest challenge on a rotation with other design team members. 6. You will also be required to contribute to a monthly newsletter (rotation basis not every month) an article, tips/technique, pick and highlight a member from our message board, etc. 7. Post additional projects in their own personal design team gallery. 8. Participate in forum discussions on a daily basis to help facilitate the growth of our online community. The community involvement is very important to us here at Priceless Scrapbooks, so we ask that each member try their best to devote time to our forum and gallery every day. 9. It is your message board as a design team. We ask you to watch for negative comments, spammers, etc and alert either the Site Administrator or the Assistant Site Admin/ Coordinator. 10. Promote Priceless Scrapbooks to friends, family, and colleagues to help facilitate the growth of our online store, our newsletter registration, our gallery and our forum. PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING TO ME NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT FEBRUARY 23, 2008. THE NEW DESIGN TEAM WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE SITE ON MONDAY FEBRUARY 25, 2008. THE EMAIL ADDRESS IS: OWNEDBYSHIHTZUS@AOL.COM. All of your projects should for this DT call should be newly created. To apply, please complete the following steps: ** Please email Kenzie with attachments of the following: 2 of your best layouts showing YOUR UNIQUE STYLE ***one layout must be about you. Tell us who you are! 1 of your best cards showing YOUR UNIQUE STYLE ***this must be a valentine card 1 Altered Item And tell us: What is your unique Scrapping Style? Describe it. AND **Please email Kenzie with your answers to the following questions at: ** I. Why do you think you would make a good fit for Priceless Scrapbooks? a. Why do you want the position? What about the position entices you the most? b. What can you offer to Priceless Scrapbooks as the DT Member? Be creative. c. How often are you online? d. Show me your creativity. List one new idea for the site and tell me a little about it. II Past Experience? a. Do you have any prior experience as a design team member, or coordinator? Give examples of a frustrating situation and a rewarding situation? b. Do you have computer knowledge? How well do you know a computer? Give examples. III. Are you committed currently to other sites/blogs/stores? a. What level of commitment is at those sites? b. Do you feel it will affect your commitment to Priceless Scrapbooks? IV. Why do you scrapbook? a. Give me three reasons on why you scrapbook? b. Do you want to be known in the scrapbooking industry? c. Where do you mostly scrapbook? At home, with friends, weekend retreats, etc? d. Do you attend CKUs, or other similar events? Please link me to your blog, your work, scrapbook resume, or whatever you have Priceless Scrapbooks does not mind you being on other DT’s however, we do expect you to fulfill your requirements with Priceless Scrapbooks. You will be required to sign a 6 month contract, to start.

ALSO.... there are so many fun challenges and a charm system for completing things!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Check this out!

For the blog challenge over at Serendipity Scrapbooks our challenge was to link up fellow bloggers project that we loved! And I LOVE this acrylic wedding album that Wendi made! I can't believe that it was your first one! I have two of these sitting on my desk and Wendi inspired me to get going on one! I think wedding pics would be a great place to start :) Here's Wendi's blog! Go check it out :)

Scrappin Mojo's Iron Chef Contest

Can you smell what the Mojo's are cookin?????? Come on over to for the Mojo Iron Chef! You could be our first place winner and come join our super fun team for a month :)

Do you have the chops???? Are you creative enough??????? Play IRON CHEF!!! Here’s how it will work: You MUST sign up to participate by February 7th. The first challenge will be posted on February 14th and be due on February 20th at midnight CST. You must register in the forum AND in the gallery. All challenges will be posted in the forum and your creations must be posted in the gallery and linked to the contest thread to count for the week’s challenge. On February 8th, the “secret ingredients” will be mailed to all participants. There will be four secret ingredients, one for each week of the contest. You will be challenged to use the secret ingredients on two separate projects for each week of the contest. You are required to use at least some, if not all, of the ingredients provided. Each week, a secret panel of judges will rate your creations on: ------use of the secret ingredients ------creativity ------overall visual appeal Some of the participants will be eliminated each week. The secret ingredients are yours to keep! At the end, one winner will become Mojo’s first Iron Chef!! She/he will be the recipient of a prize package worth at least $30 AND be an intern Maven for one month….. and be able to post challenges weekly for our members! We will also have two runner-up Sous Chefs… They will receive a little gift from Mojo too. PLUS… we’ll choose one random winner from all the participants who complete at least one challenge to receive a prize too. So, you can win, just for playing!!

Friday, January 25, 2008


I got some great news! I was picked for the DT over at Serendipity Scrapbooks! I am so so excited! I have always wanted to design for a kit club and they also do product reviews which is really cool! When I checked my E-mails I was on the phone leaving Steve a message and I got so excited I hung up right in the middle of talking :) Can't wait to show you what I get to create with the fabulous kits from there!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Valentine's/ Anniversary card

Love, love, love this line by Cosmo Cricket! It was just perfect for this card for my parents who celebrate their anniversary on Valentine's Day! I like that it's got the Valentine's colors but isn't too girly so it can be for both of them! I used the tags that come with the kit as multi layered embellies and lifted them up with pop dots, so it's a very multi layered looking card! Might have to hand deliver this one LOL! Found this great card sketch at
Materials: Cosmo Cricket PP; Bazzill CS; Colorbox ink; Magic Mesh; My Mind's Eye lace; assorted brads and ribbon

Sketch #27 from Sketches {by tamara}

A big thanks to Dawn for turning me on to a great sketch site! What a super fun sketch :) I made this fun B'day card witgh my leftover scraps from the altered kit over at Serendipity Scrapbooks! I just LOVE this lace paper!


Scenic Route Loveland: Jade Drive; Creative Imaginations Sweet Pea Noir; KI Memories lace cardstock; Heidi Swapp flower ghost shape; Bazzill floss; Thickers and misc. ribbon and button.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

And one more :)

I made this with the Serendipity altered kit for January. You know I love an altered anything and these kits ROCK! This is a 7 gypsies tag book altered with pics of my girls with my parents for them for Valentines Day and I also altered one of the take out boxes that came with the kit to give it to them in!

and more......

Serendipity Scrapbooks DT call

I dig this new site I found :) Tons of fun challenges and they do a really cool recipe tag swap! Fun stuff! Here is all the stuff I put together for the DT call over there! I had a blast making it and am really pleased with how it all turned out :)

Friday, January 18, 2008

Another great sketch challenge! Mojo Monday week 20

Found this great blog that's new to me courtesy of Dawn's blog challenge over at Scrap City! I had fun with this one! I turned it on it's side and added tags down the side and tags in the center sentiment box for my two girls pictures on this card for Grandma's B'day!
Materials: Colorbox ink; bazzill cs; Arctic Frog PP; K and Co pp; Junkitz PP; DCWV sparkle paper; Fabric strips; Stickles; Studio G stamps

Caardvarks Sketch Challenge

I am currently working on making ALL my families B'day cards in the month of January and this was a great sketch to work with!

Materials: Heidi Swapp masks; Making Memories paint and glitter paint, Arctic Frog rub on alphabet; gems; American Crafts patterned paper and ribbon; My Mind's Eye chipboard and Colorbox ink.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Where I've been....

I haven't posted in soooo long and here's why! Our area of the north coast got SLAMMED in December by what they are calling "The Storm of the Century" around here. Although the wind blew out the weather center's wind meter, they estimate that the wind gusts were around 123 mph. We lost our power for almost six days..... thank goodness for satellite cable and generators! That was the best large purchase we have ever made! The night the winds were the worst, Steve and I stayed up all night, blocked all the windows as it really sounded like they were just going to shatter, and watched our girls sleep! We ended up losing half our roof, everything in our fridge (it just would not work with the generator and then proceeded to break altogether), our fence, a shed and we have a leaky roof. BUT we are all OK thank goodness! It was a crazy time. Our area was completely cut off from the rest of the state as the freeways were blocked, and we had no phone or cell service. It took 3 days before Steve could get to a phone 2 hours away to call our family! What a month! So we have spent the last month cleaning up and getting back to normal. Glad to be back to blogging :)