Monday, April 21, 2008

First CT requirement for Sara Amarie

So, I was accepted to Sara Amarie's CT last week and immediately went to work creating a hybrid project for my first requirement. This cute little notebook I did for my daughter, Taylor, was a cheap-o $1 note book from the local dollar store. It really was quick and fairly easy. I used Sara's Buggy Cute Bumble Bee kit and her Splat Party on here.
I simply measured the cover and added 3/4 of an inch to the length and width so that it would wrap around to the inside of the cover. Then I created a piece big enought to cover the entire inside of the cover. I printed my new covers on Staples full sheet label paper and stuck it over the ugly dollar store cover. Next I used a pen to poke small holes where the spirals come through the covers. Then I used my Crop-o-dile to do the holes and then slip the covers back on the notebook.

From there, I added tiny little crystal blings to the stars and to the buttons in the center of the flowers using a Scotch Scrapbookers glue pen. I used a very light coat of Krylon triple thick crystal clear glaze on the front and back to protect it. Then I added a little "T" monogram with the glue pen again and created a little dangly using jewelry string, beads, and flower bead frames found in the craft (jewelry) section at Walmart.

Next on my agenda is to put another one of these notebooks together, an address book, some note cards and a mini tag album for my daughter's friend Sarah. Stay tuned for more photos!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Wow... it's been a while since I last posted. Not a whole lot going on here in PA. We're enjoying some warm weather FINALLY! Yay!

Some good news! I've been chosen to join SaraAmarie's CT! I just love her whimsical designs and can't wait to use her designs!

Did some fun blog challenges for SSD Sweet Rewards program. The first one I did was a spelling challenge. I'm almost obsessive about my spelling so I was surprised that I got 9/10. Do you think it told me which one I missed??? Noooooooooooooo LOL. Here are my results:

Your Spelling is Good
You got 9/10 correct.

Your spelling is generally pretty decent. You are prone to a few mistakes, but the mistakes you make are pretty forgivable.

And I did a Guess the Spot challenge - Geography is so not a strength LOL:

Here are some recent scrap pages I did. Hard to choose which is my favorite.

Hula Girl credits can be found HERE

Taylor and Stitch credits HERE

Little Mommy credits HERE

Well, that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy April Fool's day!

So, today was kind of lame in the way of April Fool's day. I can safely say no one played any tricks on me today. And I played no tricks either. It was a sad, sad day! Maybe next year.... LOL

Tonight Andrew and I set out to do our Couch to 5K training. Man, was it cold here in PA. It's currently 40 degrees with a wind chill of 31. We almost headed back home but after the warm up and our first 60 second jog, the cold wind was welcome! We're working on getting set days to do this. We've yet to complete the first week. I've been swim suit shopping. Not set on anything YET!

On the scrapping front, Elemental Scraps has gotten a face lift! The site looks great! Marisa and Jo did a FAB job with it. And I'm excited to be a part of the challenges that will now be hosted in the forum.

We're in the last week of the ADSR race - headin' down the home stretch. This was my layout for challenge #10.

Credits HERE

We had to use 50 elements from atleast 10 different designers. The one posted above had 43 elements on it. The layout posted in the NDISB forum had the required 50 elements and the required journaling but I didn't like how it turned out. so, that gallery is the only gallery you will see the true challenge layout. I think my favorite thing on the layout above is the cute little crab element. It was part of a beach freebie created by Bette Duganitz' with the flip flops and the sand pail and shovel. Aren't they adorable?

Well, time to do my last rounds at my favorite sites, finish my water, shower and head to bed.