Tuesday, November 27, 2007

LA Ink

I am always watching LA Ink. It is so full of creative inspiration. The designs, colors etc. Well my best friend Susan knows how much I love this show that when she was down in LA she went to "high voltage" aka LA Ink and got me some photos... hehe You have no idea how excited I was to get these photos in an e-mail. Susan you totally rock. So I sat down on Thanksgiving day and scrapped to "The Killers" new cd "Sawdust" it's a totally rockin cd. You must check it out.

Lots of fun colors to go along with the photos. I used a lot stuff on this layout but I would like to highlight a few products. The fun stamps from Inque boutique ("check you out" arrow and "future rock star") totally loving all the stamps from them. The most yummy chipboard from Magistical Memories (starry eyed skull and skull rocks key). Lets not leave out the most amazing papers from Creative Imaginations. I have the guitar from Marah Johnson's "rock star collection" and the Signature collection" caution boy and girl papers and rub-ons. Lots of lace some from The embellishment studio and some Hambly rub-on goodness for good measure.

I will post more in the next few days. It's been raining a lot here and it's been very dark so I can't get any good photos inside or outside.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rub-ons, Caardvarks and cards *Oh my*hehe

While I sit here waiting patiently for my hubby to pull up in the drive way from being away since JULY.... He just called and said about 30 more min. So here I sit. I guess since I have a few things to talk about it would help pass the time.

Caardvarks a wonderful and amazing CARD challenge site had asked me to make up some cards for there Nov. 20th Challenge. Plus The embellishment studio is sponsoring them. So since everyone knows how much I love The embellishement studio I couldn't pass it up. So the challenge is rub-ons. Man that's a great challenge for me as I have a TON of rub-ons. It was a great way to get rid of some older rub-ons and play with some new ones. It was a blast to do and I am still so excited that they asked me to make some cards. Most of you know that until recently I didn't make cards because lets face it. I just didn't get it and couldn't make a decent card for the life of me. One of my friends pointed me in the right directions of my creative self and whoa did the card maker in me bust out.. LOL Ok ok so here are my cards. lol

I hope you like them. Be sure to check out the Caardvarks DT's cards as they are amazing and I hope you will join in on the challenge. You have till November 30th to get it linked on Caardvarks for a chance to win an awesome kit from The embellishment studio.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

He's coming home...

Woohoooooooo hubby will be home in a few days. We are all so stinking excited. It is only for a little over a month and then he has to leave again for 3-4 months. ugh but I will take what I can get. So excited that he will be home for the holidays.

So lets get to my previous post. I have some owls to mail. hehe

Nicole, Stacy and Sentimentsbydenise please e-mail me your addy's at elisak12@gmail.com so I can put those owls in the mail.

The excitement at The embellishment studio has been high. Lot's of great things going on over there. Starting with the first ever design team. yup yup my name is on that list. I get to share the duties with a great friend of mine Debbie on the special projects. Mini books, altered art, and playing with those yummy add on kits. The design team has a great mixture of style and personality. Be sure to head on over there and check the list out. Also the gals at the studio love to give things away so all the active members from yesterday till December 16th will be entered into a drawing for a FREE yes FREE January Hodge Podge kit. So be sure to get over there and chat it up with us so you can be entered and hopefully win. hehe Also if you purchase one of there yummy subscriptions you can be entered in more times to win. The November kits are simply amazing. All the info is listed on the message board in the "studio news" section.

So I finally did it. I started an Etsy shop. I have a link listed on my side bar with some photos of what's in my shop right now. Take a look at it and let me know what you think. I may even bring out the quilting stuff. I use to quilt all the time. Love love love to quilt. I figured I would start small and see what happens. So I am testing it on my push pins, altered canvases, and buttons. The buttons will be up in the next few days.

I hope to see you all there.

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I love this stuff...

Ranger had me at hello with this yummmmy goodness called "crackle paint". This stuff is simply amazing and the things you can do with it are endless. One of my design team projects at I am A Scrapaholic is to alter the frame in the Therapy kit. I wanted to keep it funky but elegant. hmmmm elegant and funky at the same time. Something a bit different right? lol So here is my project. (click it to make it bigger).

This is my daughter "Miranda" she is such a nature lover and loves animals. When it's nice out you can usually find her under a tree with a book or walking in the woods behind our home. I think this frame for the most part tells a story about my daugther. You can find all these items except for the little owl at I am A Scrapaholic. I will also have step by step instructions and photos along with some tips on using this awesome stuff called "crackle paint" up at I am A Scrapaholic by the end of the week.

So if you are in love with that little owl. Post a comment on my blog and I will RAK 3 of them out. 3 lucky people will get one of these cute crochet owls. If there are a lot of comments I will draw out more...

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Sketches are always a great way to help get your inspiration going. You don't have to do the sketch from a to b but take parts here or there or turn it flip it etc. I have seen some amazing layouts come from using a sketch as your base. This week at I am a Scrapaholic Alicia has a totally fun sketch up in the "out behind the camera" series. Along with an amazing theme. You so need to go check it out. Here is my layout that I did with her sketch.

These photos are of my great great grandfather and grandmother and family. My great grandfather is the tuba player. The photos were taken in 1912. The Zahradka family came over from Bohemia in the 1800's. The band would play at special events throughout town and other cities. Music has always been in my family. My mother is an amazing trumpet player and I played the clarinet and saxophone. (I bet yall didn't know that about me.)lol I was pretty good too. Man I need to start playing again. I really do miss that part of music. This summer when visiting my parents my mother took out her trumpet and played it for the kids. They loved it. I can still see Isaiah and Joshua trying to play that thing. It was funny, but they did manage to get out a few notes. Not in tune but they managed to make some noise. I remember trying to play that thing when I was a kid. I always wondered if my mom was a bit sad that I picked to play the clarinet and not the trumpet. I guess that is something to ask her when we talk again later this week. Ok enough of that. hehe Go check out the sketch, scrap it and post it. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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Sunday, November 04, 2007

2 page fun

It's been 2 years since I did a 2 page layout. So when one of my DT assignments at I am a Scrapaholic was to do a 2 page layout. I was really excited and to be honest with you a bit worried. hehe It's been way to long and I am sooooooo glad that I got this assignment. It helped me not only get out some old photos to scrap but it was lots of fun.

If you haven't done a 2 page layout in a while like me. I challenge you to do one. Keep an open mind and have fun.

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