Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Home For Christmas

I know, I know...it's not even Halloween yet and I am here today talking about Christmas.  :)  Well I know that I am not the first, Christmas cards have been popping up everywhere.  I can't wait.  I try hard to wait until after Halloween to listen to Christmas music, but I must admit, I've already snuck a few songs in.  ;)  I realized that I never scrapped last year's Christmas photos.  And the fabulous Home For Christmas collection from Fancy Pants was sitting right there on my desk, so I pulled them out.

So here's a new layout:

I must admit...this was one of those layouts that did not come together super quickly.  I was never happy with what I made so I would take parts off and keep trying again.  Over and over again.  We all have those layouts.

Anyways, here are some close up's of my layout:

And then I also made a card using the same collection.  I used my sketch here, 225c.  THERE'S STILL TIME TO PLAY ALONG WITH MY SKETCH CHALLENGE!!!  Entries must be received by midnight tomorrow night to be eligible for the prize.

Here's my card:

Well thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a fabulous day!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Winner :)

Hi everyone!  I owe you another winner.  :)

The winner of the Scrap It Girl giveaway is...

Congratulations Candice!!  Send me an email with your address to pamelacy@msn.com and I will forward that on to Kimberly.  :)

And thanks to everyone for the comments!  And I am sure Kimberly appreciates you all checking out her site.  :)

Just a quick post today.  I will be back soon.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Fabulous Fall

I love it!

Fall is my favorite time of the year!  I love the colors and the smells.  I love the cool crisp air.  I love it all.  And it's easy to capture beautiful photos...love that too.  Our fall seems to have come and gone though.  It's cold and snowy here this week.  Oh well.

Well I made it into my craft room!  I decided to make a layout based on my sketch 225a here.   Which, by the way, there is still time to play along with for a prize.  :)

Here's my layout:

I used the fabulous Hopscotch collection from Fancy Pants for my layout.  Yep...still playing with this collection, I just love it!  :)

Here are some close up's of my layout:

After I stitched the word fall, I painted the insides of the letters white to help it stand out a little more...plus I think it looks cool.  :)

Well thanks for stopping in today!
Have a fabulous fall!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Scrap It Girl

Hi everyone!  Sorry for the lack of posts.  I've just been busy with other stuff.  Guess that happens.  My poor craft room hasn't seen light for a few weeks now.  I hope to get back in it soon.

So you remember this post about all the challenge sites around?  Well after posting that I received a cool email from Kimberly at Scrap It Girl.  She was excited because she had discovered my post and her site on it.  :)  I love that!  I'm so happy to help get the word out about these sites.

Well she was happy enough that she wanted to offer my readers a giveaway.  ;)

So here it is...


We have this giveaway:

Give A Way: $40 Value
Glitz Cardstock Stickers Afternoon Muse Journaling
Glitz Clear Stamps Happy Travels
Heidi Swapp Color Magic Notes
2 quick quotes
Pink/White Polka Dot Washi Tape
Blue Gelato
Scrap Perfect Glue
Sew Easy Purple Floss
Tim Holtz wire pins
Blue/White Bakers Twine

How to be entered in the drawing for this giveaway:

Leave me a comment on this post!!  Simple as that!

For an EXTRA entry, go to Scrap It Girl and check it out.  Leave a comment, become a follower or check out the monthly challenge.  Just check out the site.  Then come back here and leave me another comment telling me that you checked it out.  :)

And thanks for stopping in today!

I'll have something new up soon.  ;)

Have a fantastic day!!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sketch Challenge: Sketch 225

Well I've spent a bunch of time collecting all my old sketches on my computer and putting them all in a document. It was more work than I expected, but at least I have them all in one place now. I've lost a few, and because of that they've been renumbered. But that's ok. You can check them all out here.

And I made new sketches for a new sketch challenge!

Here's the way I've decided to run my sketch challenges on my blog. I essentially create three versions of one sketch each time. There will be one 12x12 scrapbook sketch, one double page sketch (12x24), and one card sketch (A4). This makes it easier for all types of crafters to participate. :)

Of course, there will be prizes.

So for today's sketches:

(12 x 12 Layout)
Sketch 225a
(Double Page Layout)
Sketch 225b
Sketch 225c

And now for the prize up for grabs...

This is the Clippings collection from BasicGrey.  :)

*  Your project must be newly made for this challenge, and then linked below.
*  You can use the sketches for any type of project, not just scrapbook pages or cards.
*  Please post which sketch you used with your project.
*  Feel free to combine with other challenges.  :)
*  You can enter as many times as you like.  

*  Check out my sketchbook here.  Pick a favorite sketch and use it for an additional project.  You can do this as many times as you'd like.  These must be newly made for this challenge too.  


I hope you play along!!  :)  

Have a fantastic day!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Winners Circle!!!

Wow!  There was 85 entries in the sketch challenge!!!  Check them all out here.  Because of the success, I will be posting a new sketch challenge this week, so make sure to come back and check that out.  :)

But the randomly chosen winner for this challenge...

with this card...

is Drea!!!!

Congratulations Drea!  Please email me with your address to pamelacy@msn.com so I can get your goodies sent out to you.  :)

And THANKS SO MUCH to all the participants of the challenge!  I LOVED how many entries there were!  And like I said, there are definitely going to be more challenges.  :)

And then I owe you a winner for my HUGE WCMD giveaway!
I am sure you want to know who won.
There were 412 comments left on this giveaway!!!  That's huge!

Well here you go.

Our winner is....

Congratulations Martine!  Please email me with your address to pamelacy@msn.com so I can get your package sent out to you.  :)

Thanks to everyone who left comments!  I will have more giveaways coming up very soon!

And I still haven't heard from the winner of the Fancy Pants goodies from WCMD, so here it is again...

Congratulations Gita!!  

Why don't you guys help me flood her blog with comments so she knows she has won!  :)

If I do not hear from Gita by Friday, I will draw another winner from the comments.  :)

I hope you all have a fantastic day!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

More Cards :)

Still making cards here.  I thought I would use a couple more of my sketches I posted here.  There is still time to play along with my challenge for a prize...check it out here.  :)

I used sketch #1:

And made this card:  

And then I used sketch #2:

And made this card:

Both of these cards use the fabulous Hopscotch collection from Fancy Pants.  Love this collection!

And speaking of Fancy Pants...I have a winner to announce for the WCMD Fancy Pants giveaway....

And the winner is...

Congratulations Gita!!  Send me an email with your address to pamelacy@msn.com and I will forward that information on to Fancy Pants.  And thanks to everyone for all the awesome comments left!!  I still have my huge WCMD giveaway open, I will announce the winner for that one on the 15th, along with the challenge winner.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
Have a fabulous day!!

Monday, October 8, 2012


Hey all!  Just wanted to pop in and let you know that I shared the picture of the ADDITIONAL RAK added to the sketch challenge.  You can see it in the original post here.

Have fun!!!!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day!!

Happy World Card Making Day everyone!!  Today I am participating in the WCMD Operation Write Home blog hop.  You can begin the blog hop here.

Today OWH asked us to do Winter/Holiday cards based on sketches.  OWH has a bunch of card sketches, you can find them all here.

I used their sketch 62:

To make this card:

My card uses a variety of collections from Fancy Pants.  :)

And then I used OWH's sketch 77:

To make this card:

You can also find this card on the Fancy Pants blog today, along with another card I created that I will not be posting here.  :)  This card uses the fabulous Home For Christmas collection from Fancy Pants.

And then the last card I am sharing today uses my own sketch #4 from this post:

And here is the card:

It too uses the fabulous Home For Christmas collection from Fancy Pants.

And Speaking of Fancy Pants...they want to give away a package of goodies to one lucky person who leaves a comment on my post today.  So leave me a comment and you will be entered into the drawing!!!  :)  

And speaking of giveaways....you won't want to miss my HUGE WCMD day giveaway here.

And speaking of sketches, I shared five new sketches and a challenge with a prize here.  Hope you play along.

Well I think that's about it.  Go back here to find out who to hop to next.

Have a fabulous day today!!!

Friday, October 5, 2012

HUGE WCMD Giveaway!!! :)

You won't want to miss this one!  

It's a card-maker's dream.  :)  And works great for scrapbooking and other projects as well.

And did I mention that it is HUGE!  :)  

In honor of World Card Making Day (tomorrow), I have this giveaway:

There really is a ton in here.  You can click on the picture and view it bigger.

How you can win: Leave me a comment on this blog post. :) It's as simple as that.

I will also offer extra chances to win by doing the following:
  • If you are already a follower of my blog or have just become one, let me know. Just leave another comment on this blog post letting me know that you are a follower (old or new) and you will automatically be entered in for another chance at the giveaway.
  • Share this giveaway on a blog, facebook, or another website. Leave me another comment on this blog post with a link to where you shared it and you will automatically be entered in for another chance at the giveaway.
I will draw the winner and announce on October 15th.

And don't miss out on my challenge right now, which also has a great prize.  Go here for that.  

Thanks for stopping in!
Hope you are having a fantastic day!  :)  

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Card Sketches For You!

Hi all!  Well in honor of World Card Making Day (this weekend), I have created some sketches for you to use.  And I am offering up a challenge as well.  :)

The Challenge:
Create a card based on one of these sketches and link it up below.  You can create as many cards as you want, and each card can be an entry for the prize.

Too busy to play along?  Just bookmark this post and use the sketches whenever you want to.  

Here are my NEW sketches:

Sketch 1

Sketch 2

Sketch 3

Sketch 4

Sketch 5

You can use whatever products you want.  You can even use the sketch as inspiration for another non-card project.

Here is the prize that is up for grabs to one lucky winner:


One winner gets BOTH of these.  :)

Deadline is October 14th, and I will announce the winner here on my blog on October 15th.  Please link your project below.

Have fun!  And I can't wait to see what you create!
Have a fabulous day!