Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Little Yellow Bicycle Sketch Challenge

The Wonder and Wishes/Winter Twig Cycling Team was asked if any of us wanted to play along with the sketch challenge that is going up this month.  Of course I said yes!  I love a good sketch and right now, it was a nice distraction from all the creating that I have been doing...and the mojo needed a kickstart!

You will have to head over to the Little Yellow Bicycling blog to see the fabby sketch that Liz Qualman came up with!  It's a great clean and simple sketch, or you can dress it up and make it with more "stuff" on it!!

Here is my take on it....and yes, this differs from the original sketch!  You know how I am, I have to change it up and just use the sketch as a jump off point!

Supplies:  Cardstock-American Crafts; Pattern Paper-Little Yellow Bicycle Winter Twig collection; Die Cuts, Stickers and Embellishments-Little Yellow Bicycle Winter Twig collection; Twine-The Twinery Baker's Twine in Blossom; Foam Letters-American Crafts; Punch-Fiskars Border Punch; Adhesive-Scotch, Fabri-Tac, and Scrapbook Adhesives

And here is a closer look at that Clear Cut Shape with The Twinery Twine!

Be sure to head over to the Little Yellow Bicycle blog to see the sketch and play along!!

And speaking of The Twinery, makes me bittersweet.  My term is now over (I need to change the sidebar!) and I can't wait to see what the new team does with that WONDERFUL baker's twine.  There are already new colors coming out, and I know I am going to have to have them!!  

That's it from me!  Have a wonderful Tuesday!!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Whirlwind of Activity going on!

Oh my geez!  It has been NON STOP here!  I feel like I have no idea which way I am going, what I am supposed to be doing, or when all this is going to end!  I should expect it with CHA just right around the corner, but it always seems to creep up on me and then WHAM--hello, I am here!

I am posting my layout that debuted on the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog for the new collection, Exit Here.  I LOVE this collection and yes it is travel themed, but so versatile that you can use it for just about anything!  

Supplies: Pattern Paper-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Exit Here collection; 
Stickers and Die Cut Embellishments-Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Exit Here;
Inks-Jenni Bowlin; Adhesives-Scotch, Scrapbook Adhesives

Tools: Silhouette Cameo, EK Success Punch

Well, that is IT from me tonight!!  Check back tomorrow, because the next Little Yellow Bicycle's Sketch Challenge is debuting on their blog and I was asked to play along!  It's a fun sketch by Liz Qualman and you don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Exciting News!!!

The time is finally here to announce the new Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker Design Team! There are returning members and new faces in the mix.  I am so honored to be the Design Team Lead for this group and cannot wait to see what they create with Nikki's products!  I think it's going to be amazing.  Here is the list of the new Doghouse Divas.....

Returning members are......

Julie Tucker-Wolek (Blog Coordinator)
Sarah Eclavea (Social Media Coordinator)
Deana Boston (Retailer Program Coordinator)

And the new Divas......
Stacey Rodriguez
Jodi Wilton (who is re-joining us from my original team 3 years ago)
Jennie McGarvey
Laurel Seabrook
Melissa Pablo
Melanie Jarocki
Marielle LeBlanc

And if you haven't been by the NSS blog, you have missed sneaks of the new collections that will debut at CHA later this month.  I have been playing with them, which is part of the reason I have been so quiet on here.  Here is a sneak of one of my projects........

Head over to the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog to see the full project and the collection that it goes with!!! This collection is by far, one of my favorites of all time of Nikki's collections!  Some of them are a little different this time and I for one am liking/loving them a lot!  

Ok, this girl is crafted and blogged out for now!  Make sure to leave some love over at Nikki's blog for the new girls!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy Happy New Year....a day late!

So, the end of December just FLEW by and I skidded right on into 2012 without updating for a couple of weeks.  I would love to tell you it is because I have been creating like crazy and have fabby projects to share....but alas, no....that is not the case!  Read on for more.......

It has been a WHIRLWIND around the house and it's not all because of the holidays.  We had a fun (NOT) time the week of Christmas....we had to replace the entire sewer line all the way to the city main.  Which involved tearing about 1/2 of the backyard completely up.  Then on top of it, it had to be raining of course!  So out came orange fencing to block it off from the dogs....here are a few quick pictures I snapped to capture the mess!

The Trench...this was partially filled in when I took this....

The way to keep the dogs out!  LOL  We lost a big butterfly bush, but it was partially dead from an ice storm.  So, I don't know if we will replant or not.  At least we didn't lose the shed!(that is the back of our neighbor's house!)

Christmas was good, and I hope to share pics from it soon...they are kind of still on the SD card! opps.....  I did get a fun gift that I had no idea I was getting......an authentic TRAVELOCITY Gnome!!! I have wanted one since they first came out!   

He needs a name....any suggestions???

And bright idea me is going to try the "One Little Word" concept for 2012.  Not sure what I am going to do for it yet....maybe a layout a  month with the word and then I will have an album of sorts with twelve layouts in it.  I am going to do a mini based on it with this FUN little mini album from Basically Bare!  Cardboard, chipboard and envelopes all combined in one fun little package!

Posted on Instagram...my user name is katrinahunt if you want to follow me!  I don't post much, but I am trying to more, since I am also going to be trying to do Photo 365!     

Well, that pretty much catches up what has been going on in the world on my end....I hope the rollercoaster slows just a little to let me catch up soon!