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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tomorrow begins the Layout Challenge!

So tomorrow is January 1, 2010, and I am so looking forward to starting my challenge for 150 layouts! Unfortunately, I won't be able to post until probably the 20th, as I'm away on a road trip (read: travelling gong show) from Houston, TX, to Okotoks, AB. So don't give up on me, I do intend on posting some artwork as soon as I unpack and scrap it! Have fun!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just in time for 2010 - National Papercrafting Month!

Start your new year off with a bang, with a fabulous exclusive papercrafting kit from Close to My Heart. It's called Felicity, (which means great happiness or bliss, which can definitely come from scrapbooking...), and it's gorgeous. I got mine in the mail today, and I can't wait to use it. With 6 die cut pages, 12 B&T Duos and a D-size stamp set, the possibilities are endless. But how can I get it, you may be wondering....

There are three ways to get this fantastic kit:

- Purchase it for $40.95
- Purchase $70 in stamp sets and receive it for free
- Place an order of $145 or more and receive it (and the stamp of the month) for free

If you've ever been interested in hosting a home gathering, you can also get this kit as a hostess with sales of $470 or more.

Start the new year in a state of happiness, with the Felicity papercrafting kit!

2010 Layout Challenge

Who else has tons and tons of scrapbook supplies, ideas that keep you awake in the middle of the night, and thousands of jpeg photos? I know I do, and so I've decided to challenge myself in 2010. I have made a goal of completing 150 layouts throughout the year (yes, 150, it works out to be about three a week), and posting them here on my blog complete with photos, journaling and the materials used. Possible even the story around the layout. I challenge you to do the same, to try new products, styles and expand your creativity. Check out the list on the sidebar of other scrappers who are participating in this challenge. If you'd like to join us, please email me, and I'll add your blog to my list of links. This is going to be a wonderful way to use our supplies, find inspiration in each other's art, and most importantly, get something done for ourselves! So have fun, I look forward to seeing what we can come up with!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Mojo Monday #116 & Color Me Monday Picks

So as you may have noticed, I've started entering some contests with my artwork. Here's the latest one, a card sketch from Mojo Monday. I created it using Jeanette Lynton's Color Me Monday color choices for this week. I used some scraps from my scrap bin, and also the Snow Friends (D1244) stamp set. The paper scraps are from Perfect Day and Notebook, the reverse sides of the paper ( I love how the back side of the B&T Duos are monochromatic patterns, makes them very versatile...). If you have a card or layout from the same contests/challenges, feel free to post them in the comments. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

My Minds Eye Blog Challenge #6

So I've always wanted to try some blog challenges from my favorite paper companies, and My Minds Eye is at the top of the list. The challenge was to create paper flowers from MME paper and do a layout based on their sketch. So here's my attempt:

I used the die-cuts from Just Dreamy 2 as a base for the bigger flowers, and then wound 1/4" strips of paper around a pencil to create the centers, finishing it with a button. I really like how the bottom left one turned out, you can see the word 'princess' on the side of it. The flowers that aren't die-cuts I cut out of some of the paper from that line that is just amazing. I love it all! Check out the My Mind's Eye blog for more inspiration!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It's a Holiday Heyday!!!

Who doesn't love good sales, especially on scrapbook supplies!!!! Close To My Heart is having a Holiday Heyday during the month of December. Log on to my website, and check out the deals under Shop Online!