Saturday, November 18, 2006

Scrappin The Weekend away.

I so need to scrap all weekend. I have a ton of projects to get done, finish and start. LOL So with all the new Making Memories goodies that came into the store this week(Scrappin Trends) I couldn't help grab some of the Emory and Abby paper collections. YUM They totally mix well with one another. Here is a fun layout I did that I actually used a sketch I designed for it.

Here is a close up of all the stars...

On Thursday I got a Chaterbox package from Scrapbook Dreamer. I won some of the new Holiday Chaterbox line and I couldn't wait to use some of it. Here is a little project in the works still.

Then to top off an all awesome mail week. I got a package yesterday from my Secret Santa on 2 peas. A box from 2 peas store Address to "Queen Elisa" So yeah I totally tore into that box and OMG I died and went to Hambly Heaven.

Yes you are seeing correct. 7 Hambly Overlays (I put chipboard behind them so you could see all of them), 3 rub-on packages and 4 sheets of Hambly paper. 1 isn't in the picture because I couldn't help but use it. lol Totally awesome right..... I have the bestest Santas this year...

Don't forget about the sketch challenge here on my blog.... It's a few post down.

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Friday, November 17, 2006

My Love of Chipboard

Yes most of us scrappers Love Chipboard. It's just so awesome to play with and work with. It gives us that dimention or Pop that we love on our pages or projects. The fun part is finding ways to store your chipboard. I was walking in Fred Myers one day and came upon this craft storage chest and just had to have it to store my chipboard and my cropper hoppers fit in the bottom to store my papers. The top 3 drawers look like this on the inside...... Yes they are all full. Do I need more chipboard? ummmm Yeah. LOL You can never have toooo much chipboard. It's almost like shoes.

So what do you store your chipboard in? I need to figure out something that I can set on top of this to store more chipboard. Any ideas? Oh and it has to look pretty so either it comes looking great or it's something I can alter.

So far my morning has been very productive. I uploaded all the Fancy Pants Images into the store. OMG The Clair de Lune and Mulberry road lines are Scrumptious. Total eye candy. If you haven't seen it yet check out the What's New section at Scrappin Trends .

Don't forget about the huge Paper Sale going on at Scrappin Trends and till the 19th of November with every order you get a FREE Hambly Journaling Bits Overlay in Black

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Thursday, November 16, 2006

I can see clearly now

the rain has gone. LOL

Yes I have been singing that song all day. TODAY there has been NO rain. wooohoooo Although like they say tomorrow is another day. This week has been a pretty good week so far. On Monday I got an e-mail from Paper ART magazine for my altered treasure box that went to Memory Trends with Stemma. One of my favorite projects. So i'm wayyyyyyyy excited about that. Yesterday at Scrapbook Dreamer My layout "True Colors" was LOTD (layout of the day) I so love that layout. Now to keep my fingers crossed for a few other submissions.

Oh and to top it all off. Yesterday Fancy Pants and We R Memory Keepers annouced there Design Team call. So totally excited about all this. I totally LOVE Fancy Pants and JODY is soooooooo super sweet. I knew the DT was coming I just didn't know when. So i'm totally stoked. We R Memory Keepers another favorite company. I totally love there products. So will I be doing both calls? I'm not sure yet but I do know I will be sending in my stuff for Fancy Pants. We will have the complete (yes the FULL) NEW Fancy Pants Lines in Stock Next week at Scrappin Trends . The Clair de Lune line is scrumptious. It is a Christmas line. Yall are just gonna eat it up. The Mulberry Road line is ohhlala and would make some great Valentine projects. We have all 5 of the Rub-ons coming as well. Some more of that YUMMY BIGGEST CHIPBOARD. Those Alpha letters are amazing. We have some in stock now and I have more on it's way. So if your looking for some Fancy Pants New products we will have the images up for these later on this evening in the store and ready to order. They just won't ship till we get the product next week. We also have 3 other Fancy Pants lines in the store and ON SALE. They are going fast so don't wait.

On the home front. Noah comes home today with an assignment in his photography class. They have to take a few pictures of one of there parents. UGH...... GULP.... I totally hate my picture being taken. So yes he was totally shocked when I said yes to him. He was thinking I would have to tie his dad down so he could take his picture. LOL So he got the camera and not just any camera in the house he wanted to play with my new Olympus Evolt. So the awesome mom that I am I let him. I have some major bags under my eyes from not feeling well the past few days. So for your amusement here they are. Now don't be blowing these up and throwing darts at them. LOL

I totally love that camera. To get a shot of someones true eye color is difficult on some cameras and as you can see I have 3 different colors that make up my eye color. People always tell me that I have cool eyes. I really like that shot and I think I will scrap it.
Don't forget about the SKETCH CHALLENGE that I put up on the blog a few days ago. Scroll down to see the details I have a great RAK package ready to go. I will say this. It has some HAMBLY in it. If that doesn't get you moving then I don't know what will.

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Monday, November 13, 2006

Rain Rain Go Away

Here in the state of Washington we have just been getting hit with loads of rain.

They say these storms that we are getting back to back are really bad. The flooding that is going on out here is crazy. The news says the storms are the worse they have seen in over a decade.

A friend of hubby's and mine took these pictures. I'm not sure where he lives but it's only about 20 minutes from us.

Can you imagine sharing your road with Salmon?

Or what about a house floating down the river?

I just can't imagine. Where we live at the rivers are all overflowing. We live up high enough that it isn't an impact on our home but several streets out here are closed due to the river overflowing.

I plan on going out today to take some pictures of my own if we get a break in the rain. We are suppose to have a few dry spots today.

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

November Sketch Challenge

So with all the great e-mails I have received about my sketch in the Nov/Dec Ezine at Scrappin Trends I decided I would use that sketch as my first challenge. Do a layout using this sketch. Once your done reply to this entry with a link to your layout. You can also view the EZINE to see how a few of the Design Team Gals at Scrappin Trends used this sketch.

Have your layout links up by November 27th.

I will pick my favorite layout and send that person a rak with some awesome scrap goodies.

I only send out the best products and I would never ever send out anything I wouldn't use myself.

Thanks to all who sent me e-mails... They totally make my day.

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I love to design Scrapbook layout sketches. More then scrapping with a sketch. lol Sometimes it's hard to think out of the box on a certain sketch and while others just totally fill you up with inspiration. I love checking out the sketches that Amy Elkins designs for Layout Blueprints . They are always full of inspiration. I love to do one page layouts. I don't know why. I seldom do 2 page layouts and Layout Blueprints has helped me with doing more 2 page layouts. I just started to design the sketches for the Ezine at Scrappin Trends. The Nov/Dec issue has a fun sketch. I have got a ton of e-mails from people that receive the ezine about my sketches and it has totally made me want to keep on designing. I have always loved to design stuff as a kid and well I don't think I will ever stop. So I decided to put up a sketch each month on my blog and make it a challenge. My next blog entry will say more about the challenge. Here is a sketch I did a while back that we used at Scrappin Trends for round 2 of the summer bash contest.

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Friday, November 10, 2006

The other option

So in the scrapbooking world as most of my friends are a part of. We have all become to love our poster paint sharpies.... Well they can be kind of hard to come by. Then when you do find them they are a bit expensive. Yes I have paid over $3.00 just to get my hands on a sharpie. So if your like me and love your white sharpie then of course you want other colors so the search begins all over again. Well being a Scrapbook store owner (Scrappin Trends) I get e-mails all the time for sharpies and yes I have ordered them and sold out within days. We put them in our kits and those sold out in days and we have even had a waiting list for them. Yes crazy I know. Anyway those that know me know I am always willing to help the next scrapper. Get you the things your looking for. Yes I even ordered up a ton of Prima vases for the contest going on now just to help people get what they wanted. So anyway back to sharpies. So a few months back I found a different white paint marker that was also acid free. So I had to purchase it. Got home tried it and loved it just as much as my sharpie. To be honest with you. I think it is better then then sharpie on Darker paper. The white seems to be more white then the sharpie that tends to be a bit off white if you know what I mean. So yes I have been on the look out to find more of these paint markers. So the other day while I was shoping at Wal-Mart Yes Wal-mart. I was looking in there craft section by the paint and the wood alpha letters when I looked up and guess what I found.... Yup they were there all this time. I never would of thought that Wal-Mart had what I was looking for. Plus they had them in color packages with 5 different colors in each. So if your still looking for sharpies go and check out your local Wal-Mart in the Craft sections for these little babies. They come in Fine point and Medium point tips.

They are made by Elmer's They say they are Non Toxic (great for kids), Acid Free!!

You will not be disapointed with these and the best thing is they are $7.97 for a package of 5. You can also get them one at a time. I got a silver metalic one for $2.57 which I think was a bit more then the regular colors because it was metalic but I could be wrong.

Be sure to come back and let me know what you think of these because I know you will be running out to Wal-Mart to find these.

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