Monday, June 30, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad and Wedding Pictures

Hello world!!! Thank you to everyone who has commented on my post with the Sheetload Shortcuts Reveal!!! Your kind words are heartwarming!!! So thank you!!! You still have time to win ... so get commenting or directing your friends here for and extra shot at some freebies!!! :] More information on the Shortcuts can be found here.

Today is my Dad's birthday!!! Happy Birthday Dad!!! We had a nice little BBQ at lunch and some yummy ice cream cake ... since I have to work tonight. It was wonderful - I adore my father!!!

I also have a few of my FAVE shots from Stacey & Mikes wedding back in May. Jackie the photographer did a WONDERFUL job with these photos .... absolutely stunning!!! You can view here site Behold Photographics <--- there by following the link!! So much wonderful work there - I just love looking through it all!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!! I'll be back tomorrow with some more scrappy goodness!!! :]

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Shortcuts Reveal and your chance to win!!!

Hello everyone!! You may or may not know ... Alicia the genius behind Sheetload of Cards has come up with a product you will be able to purchase soon .... the Sheetload Shortcuts Gift Card Holder Folder. You can view the blog here. These are made of high quality cardstock ... and the fold and score lines are nice and crisp - perfect!! I love mine and I'm sure you will too!!

I was lucky enough to get to play along with some for the reveal and here is what I created ...


Here's your chance to win a ShortCuts Gift Card Holder Folder Sampler Pack! This package contains one (1) of each of the four (4) colors we currently offer; white, cream, black & kraft. These handy blanks will allow you to create a wonderful presentation for a gift card (or other items, as you will see later this week) in a short amount of time. Spend your time decorating, not fabricating!
*The sampler pack will be shipped with the product folded in half. This allows for lower
shipping costs and does not affect the quality of the product.*
All you have to do for your chance to win is leave me a comment here in this post and I'll draw a winner on Saturday July 5th. If you want to double your chances to win .... direct someone to my blog and I'll put your name in the draw twice!!! Good luck!!! :]

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Busy Busy Bee *Edit* I've added Pics!!!

Hello All!! I'm still here ... just been super busy lately!!! I do have some new stuff to show but will save that for tomorrow! For today I just have a quick picture to share. My little brother graduated from high school today!! Soooo proud of him!!! It was a long service .... but so worth it!! These pictures make me all warm and fuzzy inside!!! Thanks for stopping by ... I'll have more tomorrow - Promise!!!

OK so I'm back with some more pictures .... it was very late/early morning when I posted this stuff last night teeheehee.

Here is the card I made for the 2sketches4you sketch this week. Kazan created this one ... and her card it just *gorgeous* ... follow the links to see the actual sketch and Kazan's card!!!

Everything you see here is Making Memories 5th Ave ... lOVE this line!!!
(Except for the cardstock and bling ... Stampin Up/Bazzill/Heidi Swap)

Then my dear friend and fellow DT member Carla posted an awesome challenge over at Lil Scrappers. There was a bunch of rules you had to follow ..... and well I make my own rules LOL. The link to her challenge is here (you will need to join the board to view the challenge) .... and my take on it is below!!!

This stuff is all yummy Making Memories 5th Ave also!! Just the pink side of the line ;)
Bling/Fuzzy Rub is Heidi Swapp and Doodlebug Stickers
Thats it for now ... I'll have some more fun stuff tomorrow or the next day!! :) Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wonderful Wednesday

Well who said it was wonderful???? LOL .... Photobucket is having some HUGE issues because they were hacked last night .... and luckily I'm the only person in my circle of photobucket users affected ..... but I'm not the only one ;) so no pictures today because I can't get into my photobucket account.

I have a few quick thinks to share today ..... my dear talented friend Corinne has a tutorial up on Splitcoast Stampers. It super cute!! And Corrine is super talented and I'm so lucky to call her my friend ... so go have a look!!

Also you will want to check out the Sheetload of Cards Blog today. There are lots of new things posted there today that you will want to see .... including this!!!!

Hmm what else can I post about ...... If you haven't signed up for the Big Summer Win contest over at Lil Scrappers .... get over there and do it NOW!! You have nothing to lose, this isn't a best scrapper wins contest ... its about how you each grow and get better throughout the challenges!!! The contest has been extended .... so get over there!! I promise to be back soon (well when photobucket works) with pictures!!! :]

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Terrific Tuesday

Hello everyone!! I want to start of saying thank you to everyone who has visited my blog in the last week. I have been amazed by all the new hits and all the lovely comments!! Thank you so much to everyone!!! :] I have lots of stuff to show you ... I have Lil Scrappers Crop stuff, and Kit Reveal stuff, and some fun shoes to show you LOL!!

I'll start off with crop stuff ... this weekend Lil Scrappers had its 2nd Online Crop and it was great!! Lots of Fun and inspirational challenges, games and prizes!!! And lots of fun ladies to hang out with!!!

Here are the cards and mini album I made for the weekend ...

Then Sunday was the Reveal of the Lil Scrappers June Card Kit!! This kit is sooooo yummy!! Loaded with Crate Paper Sweet Branch goodness with some Hero Arts stamps!!!!! lOVE this stuff!!!! Here's the kit, then my stuff ... I have a few more things coming soon with this kit ... it was just so good I'm using up all the scraps LOL.

Ok so I had a job interview today ..... (which went very well!!! So I'm just waiting) and since I had the interview ... I *needed* a power shopping spree yesterday before work LOL. I' m newly in lOVE with the Gap and yesterday they just had soooo much nice stuff!!! I spent way too much $$$ but got lots of fun stuff!! So I'm going to share the CUTE shoes I bought LOL .... I have a little bit of a shoe fetish hahaha.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day weekend ... and spent some quality time with Dad!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Sneak Peek and Online Crop

Well hello there!! This is just a quick post since I just called into work *sigh* As promised I have a lovely sneak peek for you .... the actual reveal of the June Lil Scrappers Card kit will be on Sunday (June 15th). Also this weekend (starting tomorrow night at 9pm EST) will be the Kick Off of the Lil Scrappers Online Summer Crop!!! It will be a weekend full of AWESOME Challenges, FUN games, GOOD times .... (a special guest .... teeheehee) and of course AMAZING prizes!!!! So if you aren't a member yet, go sign up and stop in and say hi!!! See you there!!! :]

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Lil Scrappers Project Kit Reveal and some Pictures!!!

Hello everyone!! It has been such a busy weekend/week!! I didn't realize it had been so long since I updated here LOL. I have a few things to share today. It was the Project Kit Reveal over at Lil Scrappers .... a cute little flip book with some Fancy Pants Papa papers .... this kit is Awesome!!! Aimee & Carla did some AMAZING work with this kit!! You can see their creations here.

This is a card I made with the 2sketches4you sketch by Kazan this week. The sketch is awesome along with Kazan's sample!! I'm really loving this blog and the sketches, they are soooo inspiring!!!

I also did Carla's card sketch on her blog. It was a really inspiring sketch with lots of stars ... I lOVE stars!! LOL. This is what I came up with ...

Over at Lil Scrappers Carla and Aimee have been posting daily photography challenges. One of my goals is to become a better photographer ... so this is a perfect opportunity to practice!! Here are some of the pictures I have taken lately ...

These two are for the Signs of Summer Challenge

These are some fun ones for the *What do your shoes say Challenge*

And lastly my little brother had his high school prom last week and I was able to take some pictures for them. These are just a few ...

Ok this is a LONG post!!! LOL ... don't forget to check back on Thursday for my sneak peek to the Lil Scrappers June Card Kit!!! Its a gorgeous kit and you are totally going to want one ... just wait till you see what I do with it!!! Thanks for stopping by :]

Friday, June 6, 2008

Some Pictures ...

Ok this is just a quick post to show you some of the pictures from the wedding .... these are just photos taken from guests ... not the professional ones.

Can you believe this cake is fake???? Stacey is uber talented!!!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaack & Big Summer Win Contest

Well hello world!! I'm back from my little holiday. It was a very busy 5 days and a long drive ... but well worth it!! Stacey & Mike's wedding was BEAUTIFUL!!! It was very rainy but the weather cleared up for a couple hours to let us get some beautiful pictures and for the beautiful ceremony. Everyone looked stunning (especially the bride). I will post some pictures soon though!! LOL can you believe I didn't even get one photo with my camera LOL ... I guess that's what happens when your in the wedding party!! As soon as the photographer updates the site with photos I'll share .... and as soon as I get a few emails with other pictures that were taken, I'll share those in a very photo-heavy post!! (everyone loves those kind of posts anyways) LOL.

On another note I've stumbled across a new EXCELLENT sketch blog .... by stumbled I mean have been directed by various links LOL. But honestly ... you need to check these ladies out!!! Their sketches are really really good!!! And if you follow the links to their individual blogs .... their work is pretty darn good too!!! You can check out the 2sketches4you blog here or on the right hand side of my blog under links. I promise it's worth it ;)

While I was away the June Sheetload Ezine was released ... if you haven't seen it yet click here to subscribe/download. Also Alicia has a little contest going on where you can recommend someone to be a guest artist or you can get others to recommend you if you want to be a guest. Check out the blog for all the details on that.

The last thing for today is ..... the BIG SUMMER WIN CONTEST happening at Lil Scrappers. This was the top secret thing I was suggesting you check out while I was away - since thats when it was going to be announced. Well I've copied all the information below for your viewing pleasure LOL. Be sure to check this contest out - it will ROCK your world!!!

I’m soooo excited to announce that we have an awesome summer scrapping contest happening at Lil’ Scrappers right now!! I invite you all to join us and come join the fun!!! We have a couple fabulous prizes up for grabs, and you don’t want to miss them!

Attention ALL scrappers, card-makers, and alterers!!! Have any BIG plans this summer?? Any BIG scrapping plans that is!?!? No?!?! Well then we’d like to help fill in your scrapping calendar!!!! We have a BIG summer WIN contest planned out, coming soon to the BEST scrapping forum near you!!

We have to warn you… this is not your typical, ‘run of the mill’ scrapping contest where the “best” scrapper wins.. this is based on personal growth, and being unique and funky!!! This contest is all about YOU!!! So whether you’ve been scrapping for 10 yrs, or 10 days, this is the contest for ***YOU***!!!!

We want you to push yourself to the limits.. bring out your innermost creativity, and try things you’ve never tried before!!! Think out of the box, and wow us with your creativity and talents!!!!! We have an *AMAZING* prize for the winner, so your hard work will NOT go unnoticed ladies!!! You know what?? For good measure, we’re going to throw in an awesome 2nd prize too!!!

We’re going to have amazing challenges for you, and we KNOW you’re up to the challenge!!!! Get ready.. we’re going to knock your socks off!! Or should I say.. get ready to knock our socks off!!!!
After you register at Lil’ Scrappers, you can read the rest of the contest rules & details, and of course about the fabulous prizes here:

I hope to see you there!!!

Entry Submission Dates & Deadline

*Entry Submissions will be accepted from May 29 to Midnight June 12th. Absolutely NO late submissions will be accepted.
If you are interested in participating in this summer long contest then please Submit 3 items (minimum of 1 layout) representing your BEST work. Entry items may be pre-existing creations & can include altered items, cards etc..

Upload your 3 submission entries into the gallery section labeled “BIG SUMMER WIN CONTEST”. Be sure to provide any additional information that you feel we should know about your submitted entries.

All entrants will need to post a brief “Artist” introduction into the “BIG SUMMER WIN” contest section of the Lil Scrappers forum.