March 30, 2010

A card and more "stuff"

I know, it has been a while since I last posted, but really folks, I have a pretty boring life and there is not a whole lot to write about.  BUT, I was in my crafty space yesterday and made some "Thank You" cards.  Here is a picture of one of them.

I used the Studio Style set from Papertreyink.  A little tedious coloring in all the buttons, but worth it in the end.  The patterned paper is from Bella Blvd and the cardstock from WeR.  I think it is so "Springy" and fresh looking!  Here is a closer picture of the button jar.

And...then...I thought I would check the front door...just in case there was a package and they didn't ring the doorbell...and, guess what?

There it was!  My order from PTI with the new Hawaiian Shores color had arrived!!!  Buttons, ribbon, felt, ink, oh my!  I love PTI, in case you hadn't noticed.  The colors work perfect with the Bella Blvd papers that I usually scrap with.  So much fun.  Gotta go play now!

P.S. Don't you love the card holder? Stephanie gave me these to use on my cute...thank you Stephanie!

March 14, 2010

A couple of fun things today

Crafty Challenge #4
This is a challenge from one of the blogs I read.  You can read about it here.  You will have to scroll down a bit, I'm still new at this "blogging thing" and I could not get it right to the original post.

Let's see...C (chick from die), R (ruled paper), A (antiqued edges), F (foam dimensionals, I know this one was a stretch!) and finally T (Tombow adhesive, this is where I reaalllyy stretch it! Maybe I should change that to paper with Text.)  Thank you Ted for hosting this and letting me have a little fun today!

Class Sneek Peek
Here is a peek into a class I'm teaching in a couple of months at The Scrapbook Store, "Mini Brag Books."  I am having fun with this one.  I can actually get "a whole album" done when it only has 8 pages!

March 12, 2010

Life Happens!

I am so sorry if you have checked and I haven't updated my blog.  I had so much fun with the "Blog Crawl" last weekend. Judging from the zillions of comments, I think everyone enjoyed it.  What a great way to forget that it is not quite Spring yet.

As the title happens.  A good friend of mine, George Bland, passed away this week...on his birthday.  My sister said he is a "special angel" because he has "only one date."  I think she may be right.

O.K. on the brighter side of life happens, I am going to scrap with my girlies today.  I can't wait.  I will be working on class projects that will be coming up at The Scrapbook Store for the next quarter.  And, so that I will have a little pressure to get something done, instead of goofing around, I will post some sneakie peekies of these projects.  See you tomorrow!!

March 8, 2010

and the winner is...

Congratulations to
Cynthia B.

"oh yeah! Love this giveaway because I have a chance at being creative myself. Thanks so much!"
E-mail me and I will send out your set of "handmade embellishments." 
I had so much fun doing this and want to thank everyone for participating.
I had fun "crawling" myself and picked up lots of ideas.

March 5, 2010

Get your crawl on!

How would you like to win Bella beautiful-ness worth $50?!  It's Bella's brand new CHA winter products! For a chance to win Bella Blvd's giveaway, leave a comment over at Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker blog. Nikki will choose the winner on Sunday night and you will find the winner announced on Bella's blog Monday morning.

Then are you ready to Blog Crawl?! Here are the details:

The Crawl is a "free-style" crawl, meaning there is no correct order to hop from blog to blog. I have all the Bella Blvd Artistas participating in the Handmade Craft Giveaways listed below. Each one of us has a unique, one-of-a-kind handmade craft to give away. From frames and cards to party favors and gifts, they were all made with Bella products!

It's is my giveaway:

These three sheets of goodness are ready-made embellishments you can use to make cards or embellish your scrapbook pages.  There is one from each of the new collections: Man of the House, Estate Sale and All Inclusive. You know you want it!!!  All you have to do is leave me a comment and I will be drawing a name on Sunday night and will announce the winner here Monday morning.  After that, hop onto the next blog, soak up some inspiration, enter to win their hand-made goodness and have fun!

Michelle Alynn Clement
When you're finished crawling around the Bella Blvd Artistas' blogs, hop on over to Jillibean Soup and Nikki Sivils to get more links to their designers' Handmade Giveaways! You have the entire weekend to crawl! On Monday, March 8, more than 50 giveaway winners will be announced throughout all the blog sites!  

March 4, 2010

Scrapbook Store Sketch Layout

Today is going to be quick.  I have lots to do, finish up project for the Blog Crawl that starts tomorrow!

So I was in charge of the sketch contest at The Scrapbook Store this month.  To make things easy (of course!) I asked my friend Beth if I could use her sketch from her guest blogger appearance on the CK Blog. 

Here is the sketch:

and this is the sample layout I did.

The photos are of my very adorable grand daughter, Sophie.  Just want to kiss those cheeks all day long!  The paper is, of course, Bella Blvd Estate Sale.  I think everything I have done on the blog so far is with this collection.  Well I did warn you earlier that I love, love, love this collection!

March 1, 2010

Blog Crawl Sneak Peek #2

Here is sneak peek #2 for my giveaway during the Blog Crawl.  The "crawl" is sponsored by Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.  You won't want to miss this! So many much fun...who dosen't like that?  With nearly 50 handmade giveaways from design team members, and 3 large yummy product packs from each company!

Well, here it is...

I used Bella Blvd paper line Estate Sale for this one.  Love, love, love this paper.


humor me for a second, I am, afterall, "the crazy cat woman!"

Nellie loves to watch television. Here she is watching my fav couple on Amazing Race.  It cracks me up.  She will stay there for an hour!

Last, but not least, THANK YOU to everyone for stopping by.  I love reading the comments!