Sunday, July 31, 2011

Have you heard?

Of the The Flying Unicorn?  If you haven't you sure will be hearing alot about them from me :)  Why is that? Well, I'm officially one of their new Creative Team Members!

A little about The Flying Unicorn:  It's an on-line scrapbook store that has wonderful products and a Kit of the Month. There is also a monthly e-zine called Enchanting Creations Magazine with lots of ideas and inspiration. You can get a chance to be published in there if you are interested. There is a fun forum you can join that has tons of Challenges and prizes each month and a BLOG too that you can follow to find out what's going on with us.

I hope you all stop by the group and meet these fabulous crafters!  You can visit their individual blogs through my side bar too :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TIc-Tac-Toe at Paper Variety

This week at The Paper Variety, Just create a paper project using 3 criteria either vertically, horizontally, or diagonally :)

The possibilities are endless!! Please let us know the combo you picked in your entry.
We welcome a new sponsor to TPV this week, too:

Freehand Scraps!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Grid/Rainbow Challenge at TPV

This weeks challenge at The Paper Variety is up.  How about trying out a grid or rainbow pattern on your creation this week and entering it in ourThe  challenge.

The sponsor this week is Paisleys and Polka Dots.  Look at the fabulous prize.  I actually won one of their kits in the past and they are FABULOUS, you will want to try for this.  Check out their site too!

Here's my layout for the week. I chose to do a grid pattern. 
 Of course I needed to use my Crate Paper!

I wanted to add the twine here and I had to use those cute, cute buttons :)
To adhere the twine I used little itty bitty drops of glue.  I was going to stitch the twine down but after I got it layed out like I wanted it, I was afraid to lift it up to stitch it down.

Hope you can play along with us!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Doodily, doodily, doodily, do!

I've found a new way to spend my time... DOODLING! I'm loving it! It's a great way to kill some time or spend some time relaxing!  I'm finding myself taking my book and pen when I go out places I know I need to spend time waiting.

Here's one of my doodles before coloring.....

And here it is after I used watercolor pencils and some water :)
  I colored first then went back over with a water pen then added some shading.

For this I used some basic watercolor pencils by Artist's Loft, not too pricey (you can find them at Michaels).  I recently purchased Faber Castell Aquarelle's and those are SOOOO wonderful.  The colors are brilliant and when you add the water they are soo smooth. They don't leave the pencil shading marks like you see here.  I will be using those from now on.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Photo Challenge at TPV!

There's a new Challenge up at The Paper Variety this week, it's a Photo Inspiration Challenge, ain't he cute :)

Lots of inspiration to draw from: the reading theme, black/white stripes, black/white with a pop of color, book title, incorporate glasses, puzzle pieces.... the possibilities are endless! ;)

The sponsor this week is Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker

Come link up for a chance to win!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Christmas in July @ The Paper Variety

Hi Everyone, I'm here today as a New Desing Team member for:

This is a fun weekly challenge blog that offers some fabulous prizes each week!
Why don't you check them out and play along!
The wonderful sponsor of The Paper Variety this week is Scraptastic Club , a fabulous kit club:

How cute is this?

This weeks challenge is Christmas in July!

Here's my Design Team example using Echo Park Paper. 
 Stop by to see the other Design Teams work.

Come Play along, why not get started early on those Christmas cards :)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop!

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges, Challenge Your Scrap BLOG HOP!!!  If you have happened here by chance and wish to hop along with us, please start here at Brynn's Blog

Today marks the start of the New Desing Team.  It is also my good bye to the team.  The time has come for me to step down and give other fabulous desiners a chance to show you what they have got! 
There is a ton of new inspiration for you.

I hope you get to play along with us, there are a ton of prizes as usual, fabulous ones too!

Here's the sketch for the hop and my take on it:

Materials:  Sassafrass Lass PP & Cardstock Stickers, American Crafts Thickers, Jute

RAKS involved in this blog hop:
1. For one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop, they will get the Salt Air Collection from Cosmo Cricket:
2. For one person who does a layout based on the sketch and posts in the HOP ON section, will receive a $20.00 USD Gift Certificate to
3. For inviting people to join the group one person will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.
Now it's time for you to hop on over to Lauri

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