Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Playing along....

with the Paper Variety challenge for this week.  It's a Tic Tac Toe challenge.

I chose the bottom row, Make a layout, include a bird and use scallops.

I added rub-ons and glimmer mist to the green cardstock.

This layout below is from Paper Variety sketch challenge last week but I wasn't quick enough to submit it.
  I thought I would share it with all of you today.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sketch Challenge

If you are looking for a quick, cute, easy sketch to work with I have just the one!  This weeks sketch over at Scrapbook Challenges is perfect for you.  And, to top it off our sponsor this month is Jenni Bowlin

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Family Banner

Last week I recieved a full box of Crate Paper goodness so I have been creating.  I was in the mood to make a banner of some sort.  I had some Maya Road bottle caps and put my thinking cap on and came up with this:

Yes, our family started in 1988!

I used the "Portrait" collection from Crate Paper, some ribbon and LOTS AND LOTS OF POP DOTS!!
Hope it inspired you a bit today :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

1st Paper Issues Blog Hop

Welcome to Paper Issues 1st ever BLOG HOP!!!!
The challenge will run from March 19th to April 2nd

We are having a 3 part blog hop.  The design team is broken into three groups so you can follow along with all of us or just part.  There will be one random winner of a fabulous Paper Issues kit as well as other prizes. To win the main kit from PI you will need to head over to Paper Issues Blog.  Many of the design team member are offering up their own RAK's so make sure you check them all out! There are really some YUMMY GOODIES on these blogs, don't miss out!!! You should have arrived here from Sara.  If you didn't and want to hop along, you can start here with Michelle

Our theme for the HOP is "Favorite Things".  My favorite thing in the scrapbooking world right now is the Manufacturer CRATE PAPER and my absolute favorite thing to create (when I have the time) are MINI BOOKS.  So, I combined my two FAVORITES for you into one creation.

This is a mini I made using Maya Road kraft envelopes.  I cut each one to make a little pocket to have slide out cards for journaling or photos. 

You can see the pull out here.

This pull out comes from the side by pulling on the stories tab.

The SALE tag is another pull out.

Final pull out in the back.

All materials used here are from Crate Paper except the lettering (October Afternoon), the Ribbon and the envelopes from Maya Road

Ok, here's the goods up for grabs!  Want to win some Sassafrass Lass Goodies?  These are one of my favorite paper lines so I thought I would gather some up to offer to one of YOU.  Now, I do have a requirement to be entered to win these goodies from me, I want you in your comment to tell me YOUR favorite paper line. Goodness, you may even decide to become a follower (that's ok too).  I hope you come back from time to time to visit. 

Good Luck!

Now you will be off to :

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sneek Peek...

Sneek, sneek, wait till Saturday.......Paper Issues is having their first ever BLOG HOP!  Go to Paper Issues now to see the details and all the goodies up for grabs!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wanna Win?

Since I have been THOROUGHLY enjoying Christy Christy Tomlinsons She Art class I want to pass on to you an opportunity to win this same class.  Go check out her post here: She Art Workshop to see how to win.

Now, since we're on the topic of the workshop, I want to share with you my She Art girl number three!

It's so fun to look at these.  As I'm putting this post together, I noticed something on here that I didn't when I was making it.  It's the clock stamp! So fun, I must have looked at this a bazillion time and it never stood out to me until now!

I love her little flower hairband :)

Thanks for looking :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

She Art Goodness.....

Oh my goodness, am I having fun!  You should see my dining room table!!!  I have overtaken the eating area ;)  I am so loving this She Art Workshop.  If you were not able to sign up this time you may want to check it out. She's going to offer this again very soon.

On to my new girl.  A totally different color scheme this time and more of a paper background.

Funny little tidbit.......
My son wanted to know why I was making a mess
on my pictures and all over the table :) 
That should tell you that this is TOTALLY a new experience for me <3

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Word Prompt Challenge

Hi Everyone!  I'm here today to tell you about a new challenge over at Scrapbook Challenges.  It's the Word Prompt Challenge hosted by me. My challenge to everyone is to use the word "FIRST" in your layout.

Here are two examples from me. If you are interested in playing you can link up HERE.

This layout is a lift I did of a layout by Lisa Andrews of Scrapbook Circle. 
I really love it and figured why mess with success.

Materials: Girls Paperie: chipboard alphas, pattern paper; Pink Paislee: Cork; Twine; Jenni Bowlin: Butterfly; Fancy Pants: patter papter; Glitz: pattern paper

Materials Used:  Sassafrass Lass: felties, stickers, pattern paper, brads, letter stickers

Thanks for stopping in today to take a peek. 
Tomorrow I will show you my second SHE ART creation.

Friday, March 4, 2011

She Loves She Art!

Hello everyone!  It's been a little time since I've been here.  I have been working on several projects over the past few weeks for some assignments so I haven't been able to post frequently.  I wanted to share with your something fun I have been doing.  I am currently taking Christy Tomlinsons's She Art Workshop.  It has been so much fun!  This week I have been learning to get messy and create! Notice I said "learning"?  This is my problem.  I like to be neat.  Christy really has it all together when she makes these canvases.  She gets messy and works so quick.  Me, I take a long time because I'm constantly stopping to put something back or clean up.  At least I'm enjoying myself. That's the important thing, right?

Here's my first girl I made.  I went safe on this one with colors that I'm comfortable with. 
 Next one I hope to add some brighter colors and go out of the  boring color box I'm in!
Hope you like her as much as I do!

Thanks for popping in, hopefully you will see another one before the weekend is over!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Friend, Love, Faith Blog Hop Winner!!!!!!

I have picked the winner of my RAK from the Friends, Love and Faith Blog Hop!
I chose using Random Generator and the winner was commenter 35!
Who's that?  It's KIRSTEN!!! CONGRATS!

Kirsten please contact me with your information.
mybasketofscraps @ gmail.com
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