Thursday, December 30, 2010

Another Day, Another Challenge!

I am really getting into this challenge blog thing- may have taken a while, but it's finally caught on in my craft room and I am scrapping like crazy. I just love all the amazing ideas everyone out in the land of blogs has and is willing to share with little old me! Did 3 pages yesterday, all while enjoying a few new DVDs Santa brought for me, I really have been enjoying the lazy days of xmas break! Try out a challenge (or 2 or 3) for yourself and see how it feels! =) T

All I Want for Xmas Is Santa
-Studio Challenge sketch
-The Creative Type all i want for xmas is...

Memorial Day Camping
-Get Picky sketch

My 5 High School Memories
-All About Me my 5

A New Sketch at Sketches in Thyme!

There's a new sketch up at Sketches in Thyme, another fabulous creation from Jana Eubank. Below is my take on the sketch...but be sure to pop on over to Sketches in Thyme to see other delightful takes from the talented design team! So...ready to get started? Be sure to post your layout on Mr Linky for a chance to win a wonderful prize from Lucky Girl Crafts! =) T

Time to Scrap Those Holiday Photos!

The December challenge over at Scrap That Poetry has to January 14th, so it's time to sort through all those holiday photos and get scrapping! There are 2 poems to inspire you:

Mistletoe a Christmas poem
by Walter de la Mare

Make it Snow !
Sitting under the mistletoe
(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),
One last candle burning low,
All the sleepy dancers gone,
Just one candle burning on,
Shadows lurking everywhere:
Some one came, and kissed me there.
Tired I was; my head would go
Nodding under the mistletoe
(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),
No footsteps came, no voice, but only,
Just as I sat there, sleepy, lonely,
Stooped in the still and shadowy air
Lips unseen - and kissed me there.


written by: Marinela Reka

Little star
Burned bright
Full of glowing light
Spreading joy to the night
Christmas time!
A time that fills us with desire
And slowly sets our hearts on fire
We pray, we love and listen to the choir
A jolly Christmas time
The Christmas tree stands so tall and so proud
Takes a seat on the presents as they become a crowd
Looks over the treasured presents like a hovering cloud
Everybody loves Christmas time
It’s decorated merrily with colours and materials of all kinds
It created a place of pleasure and joy for our eyes, and our minds
And many years of pleasure and memories it always unwinds
Is slowly
On its

Don't forget to pop on over to Scrap That Poetry to see all the great inspiration from the design team, and then post your project by January 14th either the comment section or on Mr. Linky. Oh...and I know I've posted this already, but here's the layout that I created as inspired by the "Shiny Little Star" poem. =)T

Monday, December 27, 2010

who doesn't love free stuff???

Another quiet relaxing day at my house and I am enjoying hours of fun blog hopping. Just came across a fabulous little blog, Artful Delight, and she's giving away a little goody right now, just for being a follower! Well, it's not so little, how's this for a great giveaway, an American Crafts Zap! heat gun!! So, go on over and check out the wonderful inspiration at Artful Delight and don't forget to become a follower for your chance to win! =) T

A Few Snowy Day Challenges

Yesterday was a glorious snowy day in our home, after a few days of running and wrapping and unwrapping and celebrating, we were rewarded with a day of NOTHING! My husband spent the day watching football and doing a 1000 piece puzzle. My son sorted legos and built a few new sets, and my daughter worked on a knitting project. Me? I am proud to say I stayed in my PJs until 7:30pm, watched the entire 3rd season of Felicity (a xmas gift from my husband), all while in my craft room creating! Long lazy days like these are a special treat we all deserve once in while, I hope you get a day like this soon! =) T

Here are 2 layouts I created for challenges:

Mia Turns Eight:
-Scrapbookers Anonymous Rubons
-Scrap Your Stash Birthday Layout

Popsicle Smile:
-Sketches in Thyme Sketch
-Scrap It With a Song Smile

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Challenge #2 at Punky Scraps!

It's time for challenge #2 over at Punky Scraps. We were asked to create a layout answering the question, "what's so special about you?". Well, not sure that it's really a "special" talent, but I spend an awful lot of time in the kitchen (in fact, I've been in there all morning, just made 5 batches of chocolate creme cookies!). I wanted to make a layout about my "kitchen duties" for my Book of Me, so this was perfect!

So the question is, what's so special about YOU???? Head on over to your crafting area and get creating! Don't foget to post what you've come up with on Punky Scraps by Dec 31st and you'll be entered in a drawing for a mystery box of scrapping goodies!!! =) T

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Time for a Sketch at Sketches In Thyme!

Are you finding yourself a bit busy in preperations for all those holiday events? Still want to sneak in a little crafting time for yourself? Why not give a sketch a try, its just the thing to give you a quick start on your next scrapping project! And as luck would have it, there's a new challenge up at Sketches in Thyme. They've posted this little beauty of a sketch by Jana Eubank...just play along with us Design Team girls by posting your take on the sketch by Dec 22. You'll be entered for a chance to win a scrumptious package of buttons from Charlene's Button Box! Here's the sketch and my take on it, can't wait to see what you come up with! =) T

Saturday, December 11, 2010

How good are you at following a recipe???

Challenge #1 is up and running at Punky Scraps, a recipe challenge! Here's the dish: there are 5 ingredients and you must use at least 3 in your layout, Here are your ingredients and you must use 3 or more of them:

2-White Cardstock

Because I am a packrat, I had a lovely piece of corrugated cardboard packaging I had been saving. I pulled that out and brushed the edges with a bit of vanilla paint before layering over a piece of white cardstock and presto- my recipe was complete!

Now it's your turn! Head on over to Punky Scraps and see what the rest of the crafty design team girls came up with, and then be sure to link up your recipe challenge project by December 31st. One lucky punk will win a mystery scrap box filled with goodies!!! =) T

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Shiny Little Star- and maybe an RAK for you!!!

All of us on the Scrap That Poetry Design Team have been finding inspiration in the following lovely holiday poem by Marinela Reka:

So sweet, isn't it? I was inspired to pull out my xmas tree pics from last year and make a layout dedicated to my tree. I made a collage of the photos and printed with a grey mat, and then mounted over a collage of pattern paper scraps- you know how I just love to make good use of my scraps! My journaling was written on a library card and then cut into strips, and my "tree" letters were handcut from another scrap of pattern paper. I included my fav 2 lines of the poem by writing them on a scalloped strip that I layered along the side.

Now- if you read closely, you'll learn that we do a theme for our tree each year, and last years theme was "sports and beer"- something very near and dear to those in our family!! In past holiday seasons we have had various themes such as snowmen, santas, toys and candy. Now there are some of you (I'm not naming names) who might think us a bit crazy to do a different "theme" each year, but that's just how we tick here! What about you, does your tree have a theme, color scheme, or do you have an assortment of decos on there? Become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment about how you decorate for the holidays. One lucky commenter (selected at random) will receive a little RAK from me- a collection of my hand drawn titles, tags and journal cards to use in your own projects!

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy holiday season!!! =)T

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ho Ho Ho Hop starts tomorrow!!!

There's a "Ho Ho Ho" Blog Hop happening this weekend at Scrap That Poetry, and since I am lucky enough to be one of the design team members, I'll be hopping along with them! sure to hop in Dec 10th, 11th and 12th to see what all of the talented DT members have created and hopefully you'll be inspired to do a little crafting yourself. My post will be up here at 8am tomorrow, but until then, here's a sneak peek at the poem we're all using to get our creative juices flowing. =) T