Thursday, December 18, 2008

Man do we have the snow...

Well the snow has finally fallen here in the Pacific Northwest. lol I know it seems weird to say that living in Washington we don't get a lot of snow and honestly we don't. The mountains tend to get all the snow. We usually see just a couple inches a year here. Well mother nature has surely decided to let it snow here. LOL Not just a couple inches either. It started snowing about 1am Wednesday here and as of early this morning we have received 23" inches of snow here in our little town. School has been closed since Wednesday morning and they have already closed school for tomorrow also. So the kids have started their Christmas break a bit early. LOL It has been snowing all day and it's still coming down. It's suppose to stop later tonight and then more snow starting late Saturday. LOL

With us not use to getting a lot of snow here the roads are just awful. We have not seen a plow yet. Here is a photo of what our cul-da-sac looks like


People have been driving there 4 wheelers in the cul-de-sac and having a blast sliding.. lol We have had NO MAIL since Tuesday.... lol The kids are hoping Grandma's boxes will make it for Christmas. hehe

Here is a look at my back porch. I think this will show ya how much snow we have. LOL It has been untouched except for the kids putting the yard stick in to see how much snow has fallen. The last measurement was at noon at the yard stick said 26 inches.



Here is Isaiah standing up behind his wall of snow getting ready for a snow ball fight. LOL


I have to say it is pretty and I really did wish for a White Christmas so I am enjoying it and enjoying the kids being home and hubby not having to go to work. lol We are staying safe and the kids are glad I went grocery shopping before the bad weather started. The power keeps going off and Last night around 9:30 our power went out again and we all slept in the living room where the fire place is so we could all stay warm. The kids loved it and we played games via candle light. hehe

The snow is suppose to stop late tonight and more snow is suppose to start late on Saturday. hehe

Well I should get this posted before the power pops off again. LOL Thank goodness for candles and oil lamps. hehe

Have a great weekend.

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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Christmas Decorating...

I am really enjoying decorating my home this year for Christmas. The tree is up and all decorated and the mantel is just about done. I finished an altered tree this morning and took a few photos. The lighting in my house isn't the greatest but with a little help from photo shop I was able to lighten it up a bit.

Products used:
Graphic 45 Pattern Paper
Ranger Distress Stickles and pearl drops
Glimmer mist
Gold Antique Glitter glass
Helmar Craft and Velum adhesive
Gold Embossing powder
Cone, Top and bottom are some finds at M's.

I will be showing more holiday projects throughout the month so be sure to check back often.

Now my last post had a giveaway so this morning I had Joshua pull out a name and that lucky person is Suzanne Webb please e-mail me with your addy so I can get this sent out to you.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Well it's not snowing here but the tree is up and I turned the fire place on tonight for the first time since last winter. I was reading when I got an idea. If you know me well you know I love to put kits together. I love a good kit as much as the next person but I really really enjoy putting them together with some amazing vintage finds. So I went down to my scrap room and started pulling out all my Christmas Vintage items an some new things I found at the Vintage shop down the road. After about 30 min or so I had put together a mini kit.

I would love to know what you think of my mini "Vintage Christmas" kit so with that being said. Leave me a comment from now until this Friday at midnight and I will draw one lucky person to win this kit.


This kit is full of Vintage items that date back to the 1920's. The textile fabric strips that are in this kit is from a vintage sample book. I cut them down to 6x1 inch strips which will be perfect for Christmas Cards and any layout.

Here’s what’s included in this your kit:
  • 4 6x6 pattern papers from Melissa Frances
  • 2 Vintage Office Telegram sheets (1940's)
  • 1 vintage ledger paper(dated 1923 from a barber's ledger)
  • 2 vintage receipt (from 2 different receipt books)
  • 6 vintage buttons
  • 1 vintage Christmas card front (card will be different in each kit)
  • 3 vintage Christmas Coasters
  • 4 vintage 6x1 fabric textile strips
  • 1 12" vintage cream lace
  • 1 12" vintage cream and red ribbon
  • 1 12" ornament ribbon
  • 1 Victorian shoe paper embellishment
  • 3 cream and green flower embellishments
You can find this kit in my Etsy shop with more photos of the kit. I will be putting up a few samples with this kit tomorrow after I get photos. I have a lot of photos of projects to take and there is suppose to be NO rain tomorrow.

Thanks in advance.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving...

I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I hope your day was blessed and full of great family times and good food. We had a fun day playing games with the kids watched a couple movies and cooked and cooked. Today I am thankful for my husband, kids, family and friends, I am thankful that we have a roof over our heads and everyone is healthy for the most part. What are you thankful for?

With December only a few more days away I wanted to show a couple little peeks of some projects I have been working on with the December Dixie Pieces kit.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

It's a rainy Tuesday...

It's a rainy Tuesday here in Washington or at least where I am. lol As promised here is a layout and a couple cards that I did over the weekend with the December kits at The Scrapping Spot.

The first one was done with the December Harmonie kit. We change our Christmas tree ornaments every year and I love to document our tree each year. I really love this kit. The papers are great for those "Traditional" pages.



Here are two cards that were done with the December Prudence kit. I just love the colors and all the extras in this kit.
One great thing about these kits is they work really well together. So you can mix and match all the goodies etc.

I hope your weather is better then the weather we are having and if you have snow enjoy it. hehe

thanks for looking

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Friday, November 21, 2008

December kits...

The holidays are yummy at The Scrapping Spot. We've got two kits filled to the brim for YOU! Each kit is only $19.95 You can see them here.


Get into the spirit of the season with the gorgeous Harmonie "Canneberges et Petits Pois" line. These papers will evoke memories of Christmas past with traditional reds and greens, ornaments and fir trees. Wrap your pages in beautiful velvet glitter ribbon, poinsettias, a little bling, glitter words and a wonderful flocked alpha.

Elegant comes to mind with the Crate Paper "Prudence" line. Rich colors of turquoise and moss green, this kit includes velvet brads, swirls of bling, crepe paper ribbon, glitter borders and an assortment of glitter die cuts.

AND, November 21st to November 30th, EVERYTHING (except for December kits) is ON SALE! Stock up!

FREE SHIPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY ONLY! Use code NOVSHIP to receive free shipping ONLY on Friday, November 28.

Happy Holidays from TSS!

I will be posting some projects with these kits over the weekend. Till then. Happy Friday.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ad this challange

This week at Ad this is an amazing ad with a new twist. One of my favorites... Liquid medium. Oh how I love to use paint... There are some really wicked things you can do with paint and Clear Scraps Acrylic.... Here is the ad. Cool huh.




Here is my take on the ad...


Products used:
Clear Scraps 8x8 bookstand
Clear Scraps Arrows
Making Memories paint (Lagoon, Evergreen and cranberry)
Black Magic Mesh
American Crafts Thickers and Rub-ons
Hambly rub-ons
Magistical Memories Chipboard crown frame
Prima felt die cut trim
Fancy Pants Rub-ons and chipboard alpha
K and Co butterfly
Zig white paint pen
Little Davis Designs circle chipboard
Flower Etsy find
Ranger Ice Stickles
My Minds Eye Gems

Thanks for looking and I hope you join in on the ad challenge for a chance to win an awesome prize from The scrapping Spot.


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Friday, November 14, 2008

It's been a sketchy kind of week.

Well with all the rain I have been motivated to scrap, scrap and scrap some more. LOL I have been busy with the November Kit from I am a Scrapaholic. It's a fab Winter/Christmas kit. Get's ya started on those winter layouts and Christmas cards. I already showed you my Winter Wonderland mini book I did with the kit... Here are a couple other projects I have done that I can show you. hehe

The layout is based off of this sketch from Anna Bowkis at Pencil lines


My card is based off of this sketch from 2 sketches for you by Kazan


I have another layout, card and altered cd tin done with this kit but they are scheduled to go up on the site throughout the month..

Thanks for looking.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

In the Christmas spirit???

So are you in the Christmas spirit yet? Yes I know Thanksgiving isn't here yet but there are only a few weeks left for Christmas shopping.. hehe I have started going through my Christmas ornaments from last year and remembered I took a few photos of my favorite ones. So dug out those photos and just had to sit down and scrap and I have the most amazing kit that I got in the mail on Monday that was perfect for it. So I sat down and did my thing and I'm so happy that I did because I just love the way the layout turned out. It's a 6x12 layout for my All about me album. (you can click the photo for a larger view)

I just love all these amazing Christmas themed kits in November. It sure helps you get started on mini albums or creating layouts from last years photos and cards for this year.

If you like what you see you can grab this kit at A Kiss on the Chic

Isn't it gorgeous... I just love it. She has a few other kits that you may also enjoy. Her Thanksgiving inspired kit is just amazing as well.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Challenge #2...

Challenge #2 is up at Ad this.

Here is the new Ad and the twist is you must use some kind of fabric on your layout...

Be sure to post a link on the Ad this blog to your layout for a chance to win the prize package this week. If you love vintage lace and ribbon you will love the prize.

Here is my take on the ad. I turned it on it's side and went to town. My fabric is the dark brown leaf applique.


Products used:
Cosmo Cricket pattern papers
Fancy Pants "lots a Letters" chipboard
Dark brown leaf "The Scrapping Spot November kit"
buttons
Label maker
brown pen

Thanks for looking

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Saturday, November 08, 2008

Rain rain go away...

Well we are still getting a lot of rain and the river down the road from the house should be cresting soon... what does that mean. Well people who live with it in their back yard will have some serious problems. We are do to get rain to at least Tuesday. I'm not sure how Wednesday is suppose to be but I hope the rain dies soon. lol

With it raining a lot I have got a lot of Scrapping done lately.

Here is a mini album that I completed with the November kits at I am a scrapaholic.

You can click on each photo for a bigger look. Sorry the photos aren't all that great the lighting in my house isn't that great. To see close up photos check out the I am a scrapaholic gallery


Products used:

Scrap Kit:
SEI Alpine Frost PP , CS and Buttons
IAAS chipboard trees.
Kasier Crafts "Wonder" Rhinstones

Addict Kit:
American Crafts Remarks Clear Journaling Stickers (Brown)
Melissa Frances Paper Mache' Foldout Book

Therapy Kit
Bo Bunny Oh Christmas Tree Rub-ons
Kasier Pewter Pearls

Card Kit:
Ribbon

Little Pill:
Kaiser Holly Swirl Wood Flourishes

Other:

Ranger Alcohol Inks Stream & Ice stickles
Masquepen
Creative impressions felt snowflakes and brads
Stamping up ink
Copic markers
Making Memories Epoxy & glitter Brads



Thanks for looking



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Monday, November 03, 2008

Ad this...

Check out a new challenge blog all about using AD's as your inspiration.

Ad This
Here is the first Ad.

Love the whole feel of it and totally funky....

Here is my take on the ad...


Products used:
Clear Scraps Large Deco Squars
Hambly overlays and rub-ons
American Crafts paper and thickers
Jenni Bowlin paper, Rub-ons
7 Gypsies stickers
Heidi Swapp bling crowns
MME gems
Love Elsie fabric Paper
Helmar liquid scrap dots

Be sure to check out the blog for the other takes on the Ad who knows you could just win this....


By this weeks sponsor:

A Kiss on the Chic


Check out the A kiss on the Chic Blog for more photos, updates and exciting news.

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Sunday, November 02, 2008

November Kits at The Scrapping Spot

The November kits at The Scrapping Spot are amazing...

Harmonie

WRMK Nonsense
If you click on the photo of the kit it will take you directly to The Scrapping Spot site to purchase it and check out that price....

I received the WRMK Nonsense kit this month.

Here are a few items I have done with the kit.

For more inspiration be sure to check out The Scrappin Spot Blog for some amazing projects, tips etc from the design team plus be sure to check out the November DT Gallery for more inspiration on these kits.


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Saturday, November 01, 2008

Design team Call...

Tracy of the Clear Scraps DT asked us gals to help get the word out so you know me I am always helping spread the word...

Have you heard of Helmar???? If not you are soooooooooooooo going to be soooooo glad that I am pointing you in this direction. I have had the pleasure to play with some Helmar products and all I have to say is AMAZING.... The liquid scrap dots omg where do I start... This item is fab. can you imagine scrap dots in a tube??? yup ladies and gents that is just what it is. Dimensional dots in a tube.. hehe Make your projects pop with a squeeze. The craft glue is just as amazing. Dries clear and I have yet to have it get clogged... Love that. Ok ok enough of that as I could go on forever about Helmar Adhesives. Here is the real news yall want to know...

I took this info straight from Tracy's blog....

I am so excited to announce the Helmar USA Design Team Call! Helmar Australia is coming to America! Have you had dreams of adhesives turning up on your doorstep? Than this team is for you! Here are the official details.

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HELMAR USA DESIGN TEAM CALL

2008-2009

Helmar Australia, the leading manufacturer of adhesives in Australia is coming to America! Have you had dreams at night that adhesives would land on your doorstep? Well, that dream can come true....Helmar Australia wants YOU to become a member of our USA Design Team!

We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated scrappers and paper crafters to serve a six-month term beginning December 1, 2008. (Continuation of the term will be determined by both parties at the end of six months.)

As a Design Team member, you will receive:

*Advance releases of products!

Adhesives!

*Endorsement fees for published layouts and projects!

*Payment for projects used for trade shows!

Design Team members are required to complete a minimum of three projects each month, to be uploaded to our website. Members are asked to submit their monthly Helmar projects for possible publication in crafting magazines and idea books. Members will also complete special projects as requested by Helmar to be used for trade shows, catalogs, promotional items, and various other venues.

Interested applicants should send the following in a single email:

1. Name, address, daytime & evening phone numbers, and email address (US and Canadian applicants only, please)

2. Short biography

3. Links to any on-line galleries and/or blog

4. List of other design teams in which you are currently or were previously a member

5. A brief paragraph stating why you would like to be a member of our Design Team

6. Three example projects (layouts or paper crafting items) no larger than 150k each – Make sure to list any special adhesive techniques used.

Please submit the above information to helmarusadt@helmarusa.com by November 15th. No late entries will be accepted. The new Design Team members will be announced on our website on November 30th.

For additional information on our products, visit our website at www.helmarusa.com

So what are you still doing here??? go NOW and submit...

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween...

Happy Halloween everyone... With it being Halloween and all I thought I would share a fun Album.... This is my first DT project for Clear Scraps. When I seen this album I just new I had to have it and do up a Haunted House album for my kido's. I hope you enjoy it and please feel free to ask any questions etc.


You can purchase your own clear house album HERE


I had some fun playing with tulle that I had left over from making some Halloween tutu's. hehe
Products on Cover:
MME Pattern paper and gems
Hambly Owl overlay
Magic Mesh
Therese Collins "Happy Holloween"
Ranger black Crackle paint
black glitter


Products used on pages 1&2:
Moxie pattern paper
Reminisce journaling cardstock stickers
Hambly Halloween rub-ons
Making Memories epoxy buttons
Stamp
Raven Magic Mesh
Tim Holtz Crackle paint
Bat Brads
Bat ribbon


Products on page 3&4:
Hambly pattern paper
Hambly Halloween rub-ons
Magic Mesh
Reminisce cardstock stickers
Making Memories epoxy buttons a die cuts
Bat brads


Products on page 5&6:
Magic Mesh
Hambly Halloween rub-ons
zig white paint marker
Reminisce Journaling cardstock stickers
Making Memories epoxy buttons and die cuts
Tim Holtz Crackle paint
Black glitter


Back cover products:
Hambly pattern paper
Hambly Halloween rub-ons
Black Bat ribbon

Just a note when using Tim Holtz Crackle paint on Acrylic you must ruff up the spots you are going to be putting it on. The easiest way is to take some sand paper to it. It needs something to grip to. If you do not it will just flake right off.

I hope yall have a safe and fun Halloween and be sure to check your kids candy for any recalled candy...

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