Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kristina's 50th Color Inspiration!

Hi! Thought I would share what I made for Kristina's 50th Color Inspiration. Had to be a part of this celebration. Congrats Kristina! Thank you for always giving us a creative boost with each color challenge!

Here are the colors she gave us to use...

And my card....I decided to do a peek-a-boo card by using a Hero Arts background stamp and embossing it with white embossing powder on the brown and then punching a few circles. Then I repeated the embossing step with yellow, red, and blue and tucked it under the holes, glued it down where it matched, and then lifted the brown with pop-dots to give it a peek-a-boo effect. I also stamped with brown Staz-On for the message on white ribbon and instead of knotting the ribbon, I stapled it for a fun look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Busy Bee

Well hello. Sorry to have disappeared there. Life just got busy. BUT it has been a very productive Monday. I can't believe all the things I got accomplished:

-went grocery shopping this morning
-scrubbed the fridge and freezer when I got home before loading all the groceries
-paid all the bills
-did some online banking
-caught up on some emails
-made some orthodontist appointments for Alex
-went to the car wash to vacuum and wash my filthy car
-went to Petsmart to exchange the doggies collars
-went to Lowe's to price hardwood floors for the kitchen and family room
-went to Best Buy to get some computer stuff I need
-made some yummy ham and potatoes for dinner
-caught up on some t.v. shows that I taped. Thank God for DVR! :)
-took these pics of a card set I made a few weeks ago. There were a lot more cards but I have been using them up! lol
a close up shot....

Okay, now I am tired! Thanks for being so patient and stopping by. I will be back soon with more creative shares.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bo Bunny in the house!

Just wanted you to know that Scrapbook Bakery has lots of the yummy Bo-Bunny Dot 12x12 paper in. I just love this paper b/c it is double sided. One side with the subtle dots that works great with stamping and the other side that is the solid wash of that color. Yum. You can find it HERE. Make sure you click on view larger image to see it in detail. Here are some pics of this fun paper in the FINISHED Scrapbook Bakery space....just a little tease until I make a video of the area! :)
Be back soon....

Monday, April 20, 2009

You're So Sweet....

Finally got a moment to blog and wanted to share a card set I made using Martha Stewart's cute little cupcake embellishments that I have been hoarding for so long....

In other news, Alex and his band participated in another battle of the bands last night and won! He won 20 hours of recording time at a recording studio! I'm very excited for him. :)

I'll be back soon with lots more to share. Have a good week....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tax Baby...

It is hard to believe but Alex is 16 today! He is a such a great kid and I could not be more proud to be his step-mom. Every single day I am blessed with the gift of this young man. Yep, God is good.
Happy Birthday Alex! I love you so much.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Alcohol Inks

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice Easter. Just wanted to show you a few cards that I made during our weekend trip using alcohol inks. I was inspired by the awesome Tim Holtz when I watched some of his videos that can be found HERE. I was always scared of using alcohol inks but they were so much fun to use!

For this card I used glossy white paper and applied small drops of alcohol ink in different colors moving the paper around to get the alcohol inks to mix. Once dry (they do not take long to dry), I stamped the peacock image in VersaMark and then used white embossing powder and embossed the image. I was just playing around but I really like how the white embossing powder picked up all the different colors. Fun!

Here are some more cards. The top two uses Hero Arts border stamps. I did the same technique as the first card.

Just thought I would share some eye candy. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Handmade Tic-Tac-Toe Game Video

Well hello. After eight attempts of loading a video on to you tube, I finally have it ready! lol So what started out as a "quick" project for the day has turned into a long one.

Anyway, I wanted to share the Easter gift I made for my niece. She loves playing tic-tac-toe so I made her a tic-tac-toe game by using a shadow box and a few scrapping supplies. I explain it in more detail in the video which you can see HERE.

Supply List:
Shadowbox- Martha Stewart
All stamps-Hero Arts
Brown Ink-Staz On
Chipboard Circles and Tin-Paper Wishes

That's all I got for now. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Weekend Trip Pics

Thought I would share some pics of my trip to Cornerstone from this past weekend. This was my fourth trip there in three years. If you ever have a chance to go to a scrapbook retreat house....go! It was so much fun. Jennie, Rena and I went up on Thursday night and I really enjoyed the extra day!

Jennie and Rena:
Me and Jennie:
Me and Rena:
Here is the whole group. Do you think we have enough stuff!? LOL
And look what arrived on Friday afternoon for me! My super sweet husband sent me roses with a card that says how much he misses me but hoped I was having fun. What a good guy! Ted does something like this every year. It is either a card in my scrapping stuff or suitcase or special snacks that he knows I like. But this year he went above and beyond. All the girls called their husbands to ask where their flowers were! I'm sure the husbands weren't too pleased with Ted. LOL

I'll be back soon with some of my projects I created from the trip. Have a good day!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April Deals of the Month....

Hello. Just got back from my trip. It was wonderful. I will do a post about it soon but I wanted to hop on to tell you what is happening this month at the Bakery. This month instead of a kit of the month with a designer (which we will resume in May), I decided to offer a promotion to do some spring cleaning. 3 kits at 50% off. So go check it out to see which kits. They will not last long.

Oh, before I forget. Thanks for all your tips about packing. They helped. :)

And the winner of the prize (which by the way is a medley of the three kits: bits and pieces from each kit combined) goes to....

KENDALLS MOM 3 who said:

have fun! I seriously bring a cropper hopper and stick papers in there. I also try to make pre-planned pages and put all the things I need in the planner.Also, I bring my binder of sketches in case I get stuck!I also have one of those organizer tool totes, like the kind you can get from M's and I put all my tools and necessities in there so all my stuff is right next to me.
April 2, 2009 7:01 PM me with your address so I can get your prize out to you. Be sure to keep checking back. Lots more to give-away this month! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Coming up for air...

I can't believe it is after ten o'clock and I am not just getting to post on my blog. Sigh. Today has been one busy day and I can't stop. I need to pack because I am going to Cornerstone this weekend with some friends. So, I am keeping this post short and the fun at the Bakery will have to wait until I come home on Sunday. Just not enough hours in the day.

But let's have some fun anyway. Post a comment and I will draw a winner on Sunday when I get home. Tell me your best tip when trying to pack up all of your scrappin' supplies for a trip or a crop...