Saturday, October 27, 2007

Do you need a challenge?

At I AM A Scrapaholic's new Out From Behind the Camera Challenge Series is designed to help you scrap more about yourself. You may create an album all about you just for you; you may just want to add your layouts to your current albums, or a combination thereof. It’s entirely up to you. The most important thing is to get you into your albums, to celebrate you, and to leave an important legacy for your family. Remember the people you scrap about will also enjoy seeing layouts about you too! Also remember if you don't have a lot of photos about yourself it's ok. I don't have a lot of photos of me either. I have found that using the sketch or a part from the sketch or the theme has helped me make some great pages.

Week by week we will help you with themes, sketches, samples and ideas to help you along the way. You will earn RAKs and discounts along the way.

Each month will focus on a theme.

Each Monday a new challenge will be posted. The challenge will include a topic [subject] and a sketch exclusive to I AM A Scrapaholic for you to use (if you choose), and samples by the Design Team.

You can pick and choose the challenges you wish to complete. Each challenge you complete and upload to the gallery will earn you points. These points will accumulate and will earn you RAKs and discounts. See the Point System thread for details.

You are not obliged to participate every week, and there is no competitive element here, we want to see everyone joining in as much as possible no matter what your scrapping level or schedule.

Each week one of the DT members will choose a layout they love from the previous week to highlight. This person will receive an additional bonus point. A layout maybe chosen based on the overall design, the journaling, the photo, or for whatever reason the DT member chooses. We all have different tastes so it could be anyone and for any reason.

I would love to see some of my friends join me a few challenges. The board at IAAS is amazing and the gallery is full of inspiration. The store is packed full of yummmmmy goodness.

Hope to see ya there.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Rain rain go away...

It has been raining for the past few days and will continue to rain all week and weekend long. It finally let up a bit today and I was able to take a few pictures of some cards as I promised I would post. I have been playing with the new Studio Classic K Margo collection and I'm loving it. I always love the distressed look so adding the Tim Holtz crackle paint, embossing powder and ink really made for some great cards. I hope you like them and will get a few more photos of other cards for you tomorrow.





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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Guest DT Contest going on.

I am guest designing at Magistical Memories and The Embellishment Studio this month and they are both having contest going on right now for Guest Designer spots. Be sure to check them out.

Magistical Memories October Contest... Don't forget to look at the new release... Some way cute monsters, skulls, pumpkins etc.

The Embellishment Studio October Contest... They have an amazing prize of 24 holiday stamp sets. Now who wouldn't want those???

Ok so what are you waiting for... Go check out what you need to do to enter. The prizes are both amazing and guest designing for these 2 companies are awesome to add to your resume.

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

I am a SCRAPAHOLIC

I can announce it from the roof tops. I received an invite to the I am a scrapaholic design team. Let me tell you I am so stinking excited and can't wait to work with the kits Lynn puts together. If you haven't seen them yet you must go take a look. Lots of goodies and several different kits to choose from. The gallery is full of inspiration and the message board is full of things to talk about and the members are awesome.

My "Thinking about you" card that I did last week. Susan told me to enter it into the card contest at Life time Moments. So I did and Thursday I received an e-mail from Jackie telling me I tied for first place. I will be a featured guest designer for either November or December. Can't wait to work with the DT over there.

Tonight is homecoming. Wow where does the time go??? Noah is going to the dance with a bunch of friends. I can't wait to hear about all the fun he had. I have 10 photo shoots today for homecoming. I am totally excited and can't wait to see all the kids dressed up.

I am still making cards everyday and will post a few for you tomorrow.

Have a great weekend.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Reminisce!!! I love this stuff..

I was at the scrapbook store the other day and picked up a so much Reminisce papers, stickers, rub-ons etc. I don't know what it was but every time my eye caught a piece of paper it was Reminisce. I have been having a blast creating with there products. I decided to check out there site and seen the blog and noticed they were having a DT call and it ends today, but it looks like they already picked winners etc. Not sure if there was a mix up with the date etc, but it says until Oct 10th... Oh well it would of been cool to enter. If you haven't gotten your hands on any of the new Reminisce papers yet you must. The Halloween line is totally cute. The Christmas/Holiday lines are amazing and I just love the boy line. Which is what I used for the football layout of Noah Below. I also used Magistical Memories chipboard (nested stars and big star)


I know a lot of people liked my other Haunted house card (thanks for all the e-mails). I had used the little vampire boy on the first Haunted house card I did. This time instead of paint I used Reminisce papers and sketched out a different house etc., put it all on chipboard to make it pop more. I hope you like it. These are so fun and easy to make.

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

World card making day.

Today October 6th is world card making day. So get out some scraps, extra rub-ons, stickers etc and get to work.

There are a bunch of crops/challenges and RAK's going on for making cards today.

I am a scrapaholic will be giving away a RAK to one lucky winner . So get your card posted in the gallery. The message board is friendly and the gallery is amazing.

Two Spotted Dogs is having a crop with lots of card challenges plus some prizes. So be sure to check out the challenges and join in on the fun.

Here is my card for today.


I hope to get to make a few more cards a bit later this evening.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

It's not raining today.

I love October weather when it isn't raining. Living north of Seattle, rain is a weekly event in October and November. So when it doesn't rain I totally take advantage of the gorgeous brisk days.

Last night we went to Noah's football game. They lost, but Noah got in a lot of game time and just hearing the announcer say his name a lot made me so proud. hehe He is growing up so fast, before I know it he will be graduating and going off to college or the military.

While it was hard for me to get in any decent photos last night as the team is always standing and in the way of the GOOD shots. Miguel's mom was there with his little sister whom I have been dying to get some photos of. I have been wanting to scrap some little girl layouts just for fun and well my mom still hasn't sent me any of my niece sooo a friends little girl is better then nothing. Here are a few shots I got of her.




I played in photo shop with the last one. I so can't wait till my photo shop CS3 gets here. It's gonna be so nice.

Ok so remember in my last post I said I was going to do a card a day for the entire month of October. Yup I got my card done for today. I am still playing with Making Memories Halloween paper as it's one of my favorite Halloween lines this year. Also using lace from The embellishment studios October Basic Kit. Totally awesome kits this month.


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A couple more cards.

I am having so much fun making cards. Yes you heard me right. I always thought I wasn't a very good card maker. So this month my goal is to try to make 1 card a day. With it being October and it's my favorite holiday I figured it was the perfect time to try to perfect my card making skills. So I figured I would start with a few of my favorite embellishments, Chipboard, paint, ink, stamps and lace. Then take my favorite tools, Scissors and sander and go to town.

The cards below are ones I made yesterday for a few card challenges at Two Spotted Dogs. They have already started celebrating National card making day with lots of challenges and sponsoring a challenge at Cardvarks. So be sure to check them out when you can and who knows you may even win a fab prize.




Both Cards are made with Making Memories Halloween pattern paper and the bottom card also uses there diecut tags.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Cards, Cards and more Cards...

So those of you that know me, know I pretty much stay away from cards. Well my good friend Nathalia has lit a fire under my butt.. She says "anyone who can scrap, can make a card." Well I wanted to prove her wrong, but as it turns out I can make a card or two or maybe even three. lol

This month I am guest designing at Magistical Memories... OH how I love there chipboard. I must have it all. So when I got my package from them I couldn't believe all the stuff I got. I am truly in chipboard heaven. Chipboard is one of my favorite embellishments because it's a blank canvas. The possibilities are endless. Magistical Memories is getting ready to show off there next release so keep an eye out on there site for all there new chipboard and there are a few sneak peeks on there message board and in there gallery.

I am also designing at The Embellishment Studio again this month. The kits are totally rockin, plus there is an amazing contest going on over there this month with an awesome prize so be sure the check it out.

If your looking for an amazing kit be sure to check out 2 Spotted Dogs. Diane can truly put together a kit. They have a great message board and have some great challenges lined up for National card making day this weekend. So if you have time be sure to check them out.

Here are my cards that I have made the past 2 days. All the chipboard is from Magistical Memories, The lace's and stamps are from The Embellishment Studio and the paper, silk flowers and stickers in the top 2 cards are from 2 Spotted Dogs September Card kit.




Nathalia shared with me a card she made and I was immediately inspired to go into my scrap room and get dirty with my paints and made this Halloween card...


Nathalia does some amazing things and you can find some awesome tutorials and great inspiration from her blog (link is on my side bar.) Thanks Nathalia for always pushing me to the next level.

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