Friday, May 30, 2008
How would you like to be on the Addicted Scrappers design team? Well now is your chance!! We are searching for 2 new designers. This time around we are doing our call a bit differently. This will be a competition and the last 2 standing will become part of this fabulous team! We encourage anyone and everyone to apply. Please don't be intimidated if you've never had DT experience before! US and International applicants are welcome!
We will be accepting sign ups starting today! You will need to sign in on this thread in order to be eligible to participate, you need to sign in before the first challenge is issued. You must be a member of our forum and have at least 10 posts, and 3 lo's posted in our gallery. Please list your blog (if you have one) in your signature.
The first challenge will be given on May 31st. You will have until June 4th at Midnight EST to get your challenge posted. The deadline each week may be a bit different. There will be a few "quick fix" challenges (these will be quite simple, so don't fear!), thrown into the weeks as well. The competition will run until June 13th and the new team will be announced no later than June 17th. You will need to have a bio and picture ready for us no later than June 30th.
DT Responsibilities and requirements
-this is a 3 month term
-you will be required to create at LEAST 3 lo's, and 2 cards or 1 altered item per month with our kit. (total of at least 4 projects per month)
-you must promote us anywhere and everywhere you can. we also request that you make at least one blog post per month about what you have created with the month's kit. Also please have a link to us on your blog.
-Be an active user on our message board and in our gallery. You will be help in the question of the day and monthly challenges. We don't want to set a minimum post count so if you think you aren't chatting enough...chat more!! On the flip side if we think you are chatting enough we'll let ya know!!
-You will need to participate in our crops by creating challenges, posting instructions etc.
-Each month you will be required to submit a project for our newsletter, including instructions and pictures on how to create a project, or you may teach us a new technique.
Benefits to include-
-a monthly kit free. our kits are always packed with the latest and greatest!
-an additional 5% discount off all purchases (my prices are already marked 10% off retail so you'll be getting a 15% total discount)
-free shipping on orders that ship with your kit up to $7.00
-a place on our dt page with your bio, pic and a link to your blog
-a forum just for our Addict Counselors
-Tons of FUN and awesome products to work with!!
Here is a link to the call. If you do sign up be sure and tell them I referred you! Hope to see you there!!!!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Tomorrow mornin' if you wake up, and the sun does not appear
I...I will be here
Hold my hand and have no fear, 'cause I...I will be here
When you feel like bein' quiet, When you need to speak your mind
I will listen, and I will be here
When the laughter turns to cryin', through the winnin' and losin' and tryin'
We'll be together, 'cause I will be here
Tomorrow mornin' if you wake up, and the future is unclear
I...I'll be here
I will be here....
You can cry on my shoulder
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
So, here is that lo I promised the other day. This was the first lo I did for last week's challenge at Addicted Scrappers, and then I ended up using You & Me instead.
Also if you're in the mood for some cool photo-editing tips, check out Virgina's post today at Blackflipflops. Find it here.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
I didn't get a picture of the other lo taken today, so no new scrappy stuff to share, however, I will tell you...I made it to week 7!!!! Woohoo!!!! I'm still standing in The Last Scrapper Standing!!!! YEA!!!!!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Well folks...that's it. That's my layout for this week's challenge on the Last Scrapper Standing. It was a scraplift. I'm happyish with this page even though it sooo much simpler than my work normally is. Tim is in love with it though so I guess that's why I stopped messing with it. lol. You should go check out the gallery of AMAZING work for this week's contest here. I'm sure glad I'm not judging. I'm not so sure I'll be moving on this week, but I'm crossing my fingers! lol. I guess that's about it for today. I'll upload the first lo I did for this challenge (and decided not to use) tomorrow.
credits: SU Always Artichoke cs, unknown tree pp, primas, stickles, K & Co "Classic K Bailey" chipboard words, Fancy Pants chipboard bracket, scoring blade, MM paint - Daffodil and Goblin Green, Colorblok brads, sandpaper, ribbon from stash
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Ok, I'm off to get some breakfast and take care of my kidlets. Tim and I are going on a date tonight! Woohoo!!!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
(Tim wasn't actually talking on the phone here, that's one of Kessa's play phones)
Do I not have the most handsome men in my life?
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
I love you too baby!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
On the brackets and the wings I used almost the same technique. I painted them. Then I highlighted them with a different color paint. After it had dried I sanded the brackets. Then after all that I applied a MM glitter glaze to them and once that was dry I used stardust stickles to add even more highlight to the wings. There's a close up of all the wings in all their pretty sparkly glory below! My mom took these pictures of Kessa a few weekends ago at my cousin's wedding. Didn't she do a fab job?!?!
Credits: BG paper - Upsy Daisy Designs "sweet slumber", unknown brown pp, American Crafts ribbon, American Crafts "Hatbox" and "Prancer" thickers, MM paint - cantaloupe, deep coral, green, glitter glaze, Tim Holtz "Striped Elements" grungeboard, My Mind's Eye embossed chipboard, unknown stickers (from my stash), computer fonts
So if any of you carefully inspected the credits for my "Mother's Day" lo you would have noticed Mr. Ellie Poo Paper. Since this tends to give me a good laugh every time I look at it I thought I would share it with all of you. Anyway, this paper was given to me for Christmas by my best friend Kirsten. Last week was the first time I had actually USED any of it, but as previously stated, it sure does make me laugh. Thanks Kirsten! Here's the cute little box of heart shaped apper. Isn't that sweet? Then you open it up and see this wonderful descriptive paper, complete with time line!!! In case you can't read it, it says: "These beautifully handcrafted paper products were made with a mixture of elephant dung and rice paddy. They were puped to perfection by the elephants of Sri Lanka, manufactured by Maximus and distributed throughout North America by Mr. Ellie Pooh!" The time-line reads: "eat -> poop -> boil and sanitize -> pulp -> clean odorless, eco-friendly "acid free" paper"
So there you have it, my totally organic poo paper!!! lol. If you're totally interested in this you can check Mr. Ellie Poo out on-line here.
Also, you may or may not have noticed, I added a counter. I just let it start at 0 and we're going to see how wildly popular my blog really is. (can you sense the irony? ;)
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
The challenge was to do a layout honoring my mom. Well that isn't hard, my mom is a WONDERFUL mother and WONDERFUL grandmother. I am so thankful she chose to be a SAHM and to homeschool me. I was and am so blessed by the example she is of obedience and desire to honor Christ. The journaling on this page is Galatians 6:9. It says "Let us not grow weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." I know there are things we all remember our moms saying all the time and for me this verse is it. She was continually reminding herself that at that time in her life God had called her to the plowing and planting stage. Its a hard and often discouraging time if we take our eyes off of Christ and the ultimate goal of our work. I find myself often reminding myself of the same thing. My mothering is not primarily for my children, my mothering is primarily for the glory of God. Thanks for teaching me that mom!
Monday, May 12, 2008
This picture of Kessa is pretty bad by all "photographic" standards, but I love it!
credits: MM paint, American Crafts "hatbox" Thickers, Love, Elsie "Lola" chipboard buttons, Tim Holtz grungeboard frame, My Minds Eye embossed chipboard flower, Karen Foster Designs flowered pp, Daisy D painted pp, Memory Makers file pp, paint pen.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
"Zeke you have such a beautiful smile, however what I'm continually thanking God for is that your outwardly beautiful smile has already been matched by a beautiful and pleasant disposition. No matter what happens or how grown-up you become remember and cling to that part of your character. Enjoy life and thank God for all the good he has poured out on us!! love mom, 5.1.08"
Products used: sketch - Pencil Lines, All PP is Cosmo Cricket "Get Happy", Tim Holtz "Striped Elements" Grungeboard starburst, SU Define Your Life "perfect" stamp, Pebbles Inc. "Belmont" foam alpha stamps, acrylic paint, SU circle punchs, paint pens, mystery sticker
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Kessa and I enjoying the great weather yesterday afternoon while Zeke napped. We were "twirling." Too fun! :)