Thursday, September 30, 2010

Hip Hop!!!

Well today is Thursday, so that means it is time for Unity's Hip Hop!!! You'll want to start the hop at the Unity Blog. If you came from Wendy then you are in the right place. :)

So have you seen these rockin' scrapbooking kits yet:

I love them! And make sure you check out the deals on the Unity blog today...they are great! :) Here are two quick layouts I made using two of them. And I will post another layout tomorrow using the third kit. :)

I dug into my Prima stash for the papers for both of my layouts. This one uses the Grateful YOU kit, shown above. Here are some close up's:

And then one more layout for you:

This one uses the Explore Today and Every Day kit. Here are some close up's:

And I do have the most darling stamp to give away today. :) It's one of the fabulous Suzi Blu stamps. All you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post and you could win this stamp:

And now it's time to hop on to the fabulous Maren.

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Hope you have a wonderful day!!!! I'll let you in on a little secret. Today is my birthday...and I don't care. I am trying to get excited about it, but it is just not happening. It's not like I am dreading it or anything...I don't care that I am another year older. I just don't really care about it at all. What's wrong with me I I supposed to care or do we just naturally stop caring about it as we get older? Hmmm....

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Masking with MLS

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share a couple masking techniques with you. I did these for the MLS newsletter. In the first technique, we will take our scalloped paper and use it as a bask to create a border around our page.

What you will need:
  • 1 piece Scallop Paper
  • 1 piece patterned paper
  • Ink

That's it...ok, let's get started. You'll want to take your scalloped piece of paper and turn it over. Lay it on top of your other piece of paper.

Then take your ink and put it directly to the paper, creating an inked border.

You'll see that you can now turn over your scalloped paper and still use it! IF the ink shows up, it is just a little and it looks like you inked the edge on purpose. :)

On my final project I ended up drawing around the edge of the inked border too.

Here's another masking technique you can try now that we have our fabulous STAMPS! :)

What you will need:
  • Stamps
  • Acrylic block for stamps
  • Ink
  • Scratch paper
  • Paper to build your design on (I am using my same paper I used above)

Take one of your images and stamp it on your paper.

Take that same image and stamp it again on scratch paper. Or a post-it note works really well too.

Cut out that second image. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Place your cut out image directly on top of your first stamped image.

Then stamp another image over top of your "mask" that you made.

Do the same thing on the other side.

You can go for as long as you like. :)

Isn't that cool? I hope you try it! Here's what my finished layout looks like:

Hope you have enjoyed my post today.

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One more push...

for you to submit to the calls at Scrapstreet! :) Here are all of the calls:

December 2010 Article Calls - Features
Call 1: Sugar & Spice: Run, run as fast as you just wouldn't be Christmas without the Gingerbread Man! Come and satisfy our ginger sweet tooth by sharing your layouts, cards, and altered projects showcasing this sweet treat.
Call 2: Piece for the Holidays: Paper Piecing is very popular...we want to see your holiday layouts and projects where you creatively make your own embellishments by paper piecing (i.e. Christmas trees, Gingerbread houses, etc.).
Call 3: Come Light the Menorah! Send us your layouts, cards, and projects that showcase this special holiday.
Call 4: Painter's Trays: Show us how you use all those cute little cubbies for your scrapping!
Call 5: Lead the Way: Show us how you used maps on your layout. They can be from patterned paper or actual maps. Anything goes as long as it features a map.
December 2010 Article Calls - Fixtures
Chic Street: Home Tweet Home. Call for projects featuring bird/little houses.
U-Turn: Altered Item Gift Gallery! Have you altered something special to create a one-of-a-kind gift? Submit your creations to be showcased in our holiday issue!
Open Road: Put the focus on your journaling! So many activities, travels and events during the holiday season! Record one today by using an agenda as your journaling!
Easy Street: Good things come in small packages! Calling for simple gift boxes to make those little treasurers more special!
Card Corner: Gift cards from the heart: we're looking for creative ways to personalize and wrap holiday gift cards.
Crossroads Cafe: Are you a hybrid scrapper? Submit your layouts that use any hybrid technique and tell us what you love about this style of scrapbooking!
Deadline is midnight September 29th for all calls.
Please send your work to

And here are some projects that I had in last month's issue. We got to play with some images from MelJen Designs. I absolutely LOVE the images I was given...will be using them over and over again! Here's what I created:

To see the supplies, tips and full article, go here.

I did use Helmar adhesives for all of my projects. Did you know that Helmar has some calls out right now????

* They have an Australian DT call out (which actually includes New Zealand as well), get all the details here. Deadline: Oct. 8th.
* They have a Educator Team call out (open to USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand). You can find all those details here. Deadline: Oct. 15th.
* And finally there will be some guest designer opportunities coming stay tuned to the Helmar blog. :)

One other thing...just wanted to let you know of an event that is coming up...

You won't want to miss that.

I've actually got several events coming up that I am participating in. I've added a little section to the right on my blog to see some of them. :)

Ok, well that was a lot of information, right...I'll be back tomorrow with a fun tutorial.

Have a wonderful day!!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sketch 219

First, I owe you a winner from the last Hip Hop post. Sorry it took me so long to post. And the winner is....

Please send your address to and tell her you won the "Cuter Than Most" stamp set on my blog. :)

And now we are on to the new sketch for the week.

And I have a tond of FABULOUS samples to share with you today from the SC gals...



Aren't they all fantastic? Are you on inspiration overload? :) And now it's your turn to try. Share the link with us here OR for a chance to win the monthly sponsorship prize--upload it to the Scrapbook Challenges gallery.

Can't wait to see what you all do!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 24, 2010

ScrapStreet and Lily Bee

There's still time to get those submissions in for ScrapStreet! Check out the calls here. Due date is September 29th. We want to see them get em' in! :) Here's my specific call:

Call 2: Piece for the Holidays: Paper Piecing is very popular...we want to see your holiday layouts and projects where you creatively make your own embellishments by paper piecing (i.e. Christmas trees, Gingerbread houses, etc.).

I do hope you submit. :)

Here are some projects I did for ScrapStreet that were in last month's issue. We all got to work with Lily Bee Design.

I simply adore their fantastic rub-ons. :) To see the whole article on Lily Bee Design and to view my supply list, go here.

Have a wonderful day!!!