Saturday, July 30, 2011

More Cuppy Cakes!

I had another project on the gel-a-tins blog this last week and it may be one of my favorites yet.  The Witchy Poo stamp set comes with the cutest banner and I thought that mini size would be perfect used in a cupcake (the way a slightly larger one looks cute on a cake).  I also used my Cricut to cut out some cupcake wrappers and stamped them to match.  I even use the same banner stamp (attached to my Fiskars Stamp Press) on a curve to stamp around that bottom edge.  I think these would look great on a treat table!

I hope you're having a great weekend!  Don't forget about the Scrap Chicks crop that's going on right now too!  We'd love to have you come play and win some prizes!  Link is in the side bar!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Get ready to crop!

I know I mentioned that I'm part of the team over at Scrap Chicks now :)  Well, this weekend is our first crop!  I have three challenges and I am so excited to see what everyone does with them!  Please come by this weekend (starting Friday).  Join up if you haven't already!

I also have a new project on the gel-a-tins blog today!  Just a little tag that you could use for a million things this Halloween.  Head over to that blog to see how I made it.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I need a schedule :)

I blog all the time (almost every day) over on the gel-a-tins blog, but rarely over here.  I'm pretty sure that has everything to do with me making a schedule for that one.  It may have a teeny bit to do with the fact that I don't make enough stuff to be able to post every single day either, though.

Over at Scrap Chicks the Sizzling Summer Nights sketch challenges are still going strong.  It's a timed challenge where a sketch is posted and you're given a certain amount of time to complete a layout and get it uploaded.  They have been a lot of fun and this week's sketch was no exception.  Here's what I did with it.

The sketch was really cute and we were challenged to rotate it, only distress either the rectangles or the circles, to use two fonts for the title and to use more than one color of ink or mist.  I love all these Sassafrass Lass papers and had fun working with them here.

Just a few more days until the twins are back in school (and I have more quiet time to create)!  Woohoo! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My second gel-a-tin stamps project!

Woot!  I am having so much fun playing with these stamps!  The detail you get is really amazing.  I also used some scented embossing powder tonight and it is so cool!  The color is silver and it's called Storm.  It's a masculine scent and I like it a lot.  These aren't like scratch and sniff scents, think more like a yummy candle.  They smell great!  Anyway, check out my project!

I used some frames I was given to make these cute little shadow box style decorations for my house. I can set them on a table or hang them on the wall. Can't wait to use them! That Halloween banner that comes in the Witchy Poo set might just be my new favorite stamp.

Supplies Used:
Witchy Poo stamp set and Storm scented embossing powder by gel-a-tins
Cardstock by Coredinations
Texture rollers by Xyron and texture folder by Provo Craft
Versamark and Staz-On inks
Twinery twine, Daisy D's stickers, Martha Stewart accents
Xyron adhesives and a hot Glue Gun

Thursday, July 14, 2011

I'm running a challenge...

...and gel-a-tins is sponsoring a give-away! 

I was asked to put up a challenge over at a forum called Piece of Scrap :)  I am challenging users to take their stamps and make a background paper with them.  Here's my sample:

I used a star set by gel-a-tins to make that background.  I love the set!  I even used the same stars to make an embellishment and a journaling spot!

Here's the deal.  The thread is here.  You'll have to join to play along if you want a chance at the prize.  That prize?  This fab star set of stamps!

So, head over, get to stamping and win some starry goodness :)  Good luck!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Blog Hop Winner!

Thanks so much to everyone that took part in the hop!  I hope you all were inspired by the projects that were shared and will keep coming back to the blogs!

The winner picked from my blog comments was....

Bishop's Mommie

Congratulations!!  Just email with your info and your choice of the stamp sets so we can get your prize out to you!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Coolness and Crazy Times!

This week is INSANE!  If you haven't seen it, there's a blog hop going on over at gel-a-tin stamps.  It's the first one I've ever run and I really want it to go well so my previously type-a self is going all nutso about it.  I really want to see lots of comments and winners!
Then, I signed up for a class this summer semester.  An internet class about the internet.  Sounds a little nuts, right?  Well, I've taken internet classes before and did fine, so we'll see how it goes.  It's just that there are seven assignments due this first week of class and I don't completely understand the directions for the first one.  Always a good sign.
Also, I agreed to do some projects from Xyron and those are due this week.  I finally was able to get the supplies and I did sketch everything out that I want to make so now it's just a matter of cutting, printing and sticking it all together.  Shouldn't be too bad, but this is the busiest week ever.
And then?  I have a project to do for a board/gel-a-tins challenge.  I know what I'm doing, but it's still that whole put it together thing.
None of that includes the swimming lessons, laundry, grocery shoppping, hair appointment or cleaning that I need to do/have already done this week.
So, I'm here :)  Just running around like a loony toon.  I did get a GIANT box of goodies from Bonnie at gel-a-tins on Tuesday and I'm dying to dig into that too.  I'll be sure to share things as soon as I can.
The specific coolness I wanted to share?  I am going to be published in the Sassy Lil Sketches ebook!  I am so excited to be a part of it!  Cherie's sketches are fab and I just love them.  The book is going to be amazing!  I'll be sure to share more info as I have it.
Hope you're having a nice, calm week :)  Somebody has to make up for all this crazy!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The gel-a-tins Blog Hop! Woot!

Today is the first day of the first ever gel-a-tins blog hop!  There are 12 prizes up for grabs and I want to see YOU win!
Here's what you have to do...
Go to each of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment on the blog hop post.  Then, go to the gel-a-tins blog and follow our blog (using the link in the sidebar).  We'll give one prize a commenter on each blog and then well also draw a name from the blog followers and give away a prize to them too!

These are the stamp sets you have to choose from if you're one of the comments winners...

Butterfly Love:

Peace on Earth:

Or Admission is Free:

I don't have any gel-a-tins projects to share with you, but I will soon :)  I have a box of goodies on its' way to me this week.  WOOT!
Be sure to check out all the blogs and comment, and don't forget to follow for a chance to win a bigger prize on the gel-a-tins blog!  You have until Sunday the 10th at midnight to leave all your comments.  Winners will be announced Monday.

The next blog in the hop is Cherie!  Head over and leave her some love!