Monday, July 27, 2009

Sneak Peek 2 (Challenge 51 at A True Friend Blog ) and don't forget the giveaway!!!!

Hey everyone!!!

Remember to enter the giveaway that is the post below this one! You can find all the details about how to enter in the post below! These are great fun papers/stamps and you will get your hands on them first!

My other sneak peek is a mini album that I did for Nikki. Her chipboard came in late and we were packaging it up a couple of weeks before CHA. She didn't have time to ship the chipboard to her design team, so I helped her out. I can not wait to see what her DT team does with these albums...they are so fun! She has shaped chipboard albums to go with EACH line of paper! (*you could always use other papers, but everyone loves a bundle!)

So here are the pics of the album I got to's from her Valentine line "U R My Favorite" Quite a challenge for me to incorporate the dogs into this....I ended up creating a story for it. And this is my first time embossing and I think I like it!!!! Lots of pics...sorry!

Supplies: All patterned papers are Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker U R My Favorite line, Cardstock is Bazzill, American Crafts Thickers and Embossing Powders, Cat's Eye ink, Ranger Distressed Embossing Powder and Inks, and the ribbon is various unknown.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Boo-tiful giveaway!!!

Ok everyone...I have been promising a giveaway and here it is! (sorry, have had a migraine all day and this is the first I have felt like posting).

Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker (aka Nikki to me!) let me have a Mini Paddie and a Stamp set from her Boo-tiful line to giveaway on my blog sometime this week to celebrate debuting at CHA!

This set of items WILL NOT even start shipping to retailers until Sept. 1 2009!!!! You can be one of the first to get your hands on it and create something so spooky before anyone else!

The Mini Paddie is 6x6 and are full reproductions of her 12 x 12 papers. These are great to add elements to cardstock, make cards, banners, etc. I cut the pumpkins from this paddie that are pictured below, covered them with Glossy Accents and then pop dotted for a fun embellishment effect!

To win this all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog letting me know that you have been can get 1 extra chance for doing each of the following:

1. Visit Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, look at her new lines and tell me which is your favorite!

2. Post on a message board and link to the giveaway here (please provide the link for me!)!

3. Tweet about it on Twitter or post on your blog (if you don't twitter!) and let me know that you did!

If you want, you are more than welcome just to put your original comment, plus any extra chance things that you would like to do, into ONE comment! That way the comment section doesn't get too long and I can keep track easier of how many chances everyone gets!

And PLEASE leave a way to contact you if you are the winner, if I can't contact you then I can't send you the goodies!!!!

I will do a random drawing on next Saturday, Aug 1. It will probably be more in the evening, but I will have the winner posted hopefully on Sunday! And who knows, some other goodies might wind up in the package!!!

Have a Happy, Scrappy Day!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Halloween Layout Peek!!!

Ok, I can post this now! This is from Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker new Halloween line that is making its debut at CHA this coming week. She realized at the last minute that she needed a few more things done and did not have time to mail packages to her design team and get the projects back in time, so I helped her out a little. So, I docked Ella out in a previous Halloween costume and last Sunday morning we had a photo shoot in the front yard! LOL LOL

AND her design team so ROCKS!!! Loads of talent I so could not compete with!! I cannot wait to see what the design team does with these!

The pumpkins that are holding up the "caution" banner are from the 6x6 mini paddie that I will start a giveaway for tomorrow! They were cut out and then glossy accents applied over them. It was pretty funny, I had a fan that was in the window facing down on the computer chair with the pumpkins laying on it and my roommate came home. She wanted to know what the heck I was doing!! I said...DRYING GLUE, DON'T TOUCH IT!!!!

Hope you like it! I will post another preview tonight of something else from her line, and for those that guessed...yes, it's a mini album.
Supplies: All patterned papers are Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Boo-tiful line, Cardstock is Bazzill, Letters are American Crafts Thickers and Making Memories, Cat's Eye ink, Glossy Accents and the ribbon is May Arts and various unknown.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sneak Peek.......

Here are a couple of sneak peeks of things I have worked on this past week. I will post full pics on Friday or Saturday sometime.....

Take a guess as to what they are and leave me a comment! Giveaway will start on Sunday, so check back!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Website is UP!!!!

Hey Everyone!!!!!

Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker website is up and going!!! Check it out here You can see all of the lines that she has coming out at CHA. Fun Chipboard albums, stamps and more! Plus the gallery should be up and running soon...great place to get ideas, etc!

On a scrapping note for myself, I have been working hard on a mini album from one of those lines. You will have to wait until I get the ok to show you, but I will post pics soon.

Don't forget, CHA is coming and during that week I will have a giveaway. It will be the 6 x 6 mini paddie and stamp set from the Boo-tiful line!!! If you win, you will be the FIRST to get these, because they will not even start shipping until Sept. 1!!! I will get a post going soon for your chance to win!

Feel free to give me a shout at any time!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Lexi Tagged me!

Ok, Miss Lexi tagged me, so I guess I have to answer these!!!!!

Me in ABC's:
A – Age: 40
B – Bed size: Queen
C – Chore you hate: Dusting....I HATE it....
D – Dog’s name: Higgins, Ella and Jetson
E – Essential start your day item: shower...always
F – Favorite color: Pink
G – Gold or Silver: Silver
H – Height: 5′10" or 5'11".
I – Instruments you play(ed): the flute...and I can pick at the piano!
J – Job title: well...I do so many different things at work, they can't come up with a title for me!
K – Kid(s): SEE D
L – Living arrangements: home
M – Mom’s name: Skipper (*I won't post her real name!)
N – Nicknames: Kat, Trina(only a couple of people can get away with that one!), K
O – Overnight hospital stay other than your birth: Surgery on my foot when I was a kid
P – Pet Peeve: Stupid Drivers! And people who let their kids run all over and don't make them mind.
Q – Quote from a movie: From Notting Hill......"oppsie daisy"...not spelled right, but if you have seen the movie, you know!
R – Right or left handed: Right
S – Siblings: all step 1 stepsister and 3 stepbrothers
T – Time you wake up: If I don't have to go to work, late! If I have to go to work...TOO early!
U- Underwear: well, yes....
V-Vegetable you dislike: Most of them!
W – Ways you drink your coffee: 1/3 cream, 1/3 coffee, 1/3 sugar!!!
X-rays you’ve had: teeth, ankle, mmmm...think that's it!
Y – Yummy food you make: Gooey Butter Cake and Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
Z – Zoo favorite : I love the otters (if at an aquarium) ANYTHING!!!

Ok, now I guess I have to tag someone......Lindsey, ScrapNook Sheri, and Pamela Y. :)

Hopefully, I will have a sneak of something soon....still working hard on it!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

OH MY GOODNESS>>>>I am on a BLOG!!!!!

A MANUFACTURER'S blog that is!!!!!!!!! A week or so ago, I left a comment on Sassafras Lass' blog to try to win a kit they were giving away.

Well, I not only won one, but they put my Keen shoes layout on their blog and a link to the entry for the layout!!!!

I LOVE Sassafras Lass and am totally honored and excited that they picked me and then the cherry on the top....actually put my work on their site!!!

ok, coming down from the clouds now....I just had to shout!!!!!!!! If you wanna see it for yourself, please give them some blog traffic and go HERE and leave a comment could win something yourself!!!!!


Sunday, July 5, 2009

A Pazzles is ROCKING the house!

Alright, no pics with this post, but I have to SHOUT!!!!!!!!!

I got a Pazzles from The ScrapNook (quick, they don't have many, but they are a great price right now!) here in Bolivar/Springfield and this machine ROCKS! I had it set up and cutting in no time! I have cut a welded word and cut some chipboard perfectly! Well, it was a fiber bar box recycled!

I have used both a Cricut and this and I am so glad that I got a Pazzles. If you aren't used to working in computer programs like Publisher and Photoshop, the Pazzles could be a little intimidating and you would probably feel more comfortable with a Cricut. BUT I CAN CUT ANYTHING!!!!!! Any font I download, any pic, any dingbat, etc. The potential for this thing is unlimited in my book!

Hopefully, I will get to play a little more with it tonight or the first part of the week. I have to get some other things done around here first!!!!

Hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend! See ya on the blog this week!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Layout with Victoria's Street Papers!

Ok, so anyone that knows me....I have a problem with doing two page layouts. I usually will choose a one page layout over a two page one, every stinkin' time! Which, when I think about it, is a little weird, because I like to use LOTS of things on my pages. I LOVE to embellish, that's the best part of scrapping in my book. :)

And I am not sure that I am completely done with this layout yet... That big blank space, I just haven't figured out what to put there and I can't decide if I want to add some stuff at the, this layout may change! (and I HATE having my picture taken! I took these with a self timer and was actually quite impressed they turned out as good as they did!)

Supplies: All Papers are Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Victoria's Street, Bazzill cardstock and flowers, Doodlebug Sugar covered brads, American Crafts Thickers, Basic Grey Chipboard Letters, and Art Glitter glitters.

Thanks for visiting and be sure to stop back by!!!! If you have any suggestions for the layout, please email me or leave me a comment. I won't mind a bit!!!!