Friday, October 30, 2009

Pinch me!

So I commented yesterday for a chance to win a kit from the fabulous, one and only Cosmo Cricket blog!!! ANd I actually won, out of 384 people, little old me won! And the prize is something I have been dreaming about ever since I first layed eyes upon it at the reveal...... Earth Love Paper Crafting Kit and a Nutmeg Paper Crafting Kit with the Ready Set Chipboard.

BOTH KITS!!! Seriously, how lucky can a girl get? pretty darn lucky apparently!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Decorations Cheap and Easy!

So I convinced my business partner Billy to have a Halloween Spooktacular at his place Saturday, I was in charge of games and decorations. Although I kinda dropped the ball on both, seeing as I was so crazy with the print deadline this month. However I redeemed myself by taking an old vintage 70's tacky frame and turning it into a HUGE Spooky Sign! Now grab your imagination and picture it with big black tarantula and wispy spider webs!

I also created too really big custom tombstones, but forgot to take pics of them (will post at a later date). SO without further ado here is my sign, which by the way I plan on upcycling into a really cool headboard with the help of some funky IKEA fabric when I am done with it. Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you have a day filled with treats!

Ad This Challenge

Hey all. I have had no time to scrap lately as we had another deadline to meet in the carsgone world. So I have been itching to I grabbed some precious minutes and created this digital Layout for the AD THIS challenge blog. My friend Dawn is on the design team, and I was drawn in by this months ad they chose for inspiration, beautiful! So I just had to play along! Go check it out, and feel free to play along.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My home improvements wishlist.......

These are some things around the house that I have been yearning for lately....

1. Laminate in the kitchen and entryway to match the rest of the main floor.
2. For the surround in the main bath to be finished off with tile (it's only been 3 and a half years)
3. For my super sweet and supportive hubby to allow me to go wild and paint the kitchen (gasp) lime green, or a touch lighter to appease him.
4. A new bedding set for our room and Tayla's
5. paint a couple feature walls throughout the house so that I can put up my wall art (aka. scrapbook the house as per Ray ;)
6. Get new throw cushions for the couch and loveseat in the livingroom
7. New Kitchen Canisters
8. Livingroom area rug
9. burnt out bulbs to be replaced
10. New big boy bed for River
11. Make a super cool new headboard for our bed made from upcycled materials, and get rid of that god awful squeaky nightmare we have been "sleeping" on forever

A girl can dream can't she.....

NOTE: this link may be accidentaly forwarded to my amazing, super duper, handy dandy, caring, and loving husband.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Photoshop Rocks!

I took this picture of the kids yesterday, and played around in photoshop, here are a couple of the actions I used....

The Original Picture...

Lomo Action

Lomo + Bitchin Black & White Action

Uban Acid Action

Which one is your favorite?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Paper = LOVE

Check out this artists laser cut amazingness she sells on Etsy. How gorgeous is that? really?

And another paper artist that blows my mind is this super hero of paper Yulia Brodskaya she will blow your mind!

Check out this lady's talent, seriously drooling ;) Su Blackwell

And Some random paper yumminess...

Friday, October 23, 2009

My hero

Just wanted to give thanks for my amazing, super beautiful Grandma. This woman is such an inspiration to me, and has taught me so much in my lifetime. Not only is she super crafty, the world's best cookie maker, and the best spoiler ever, she is also my friend. She is someone who knows me better than I know myself, she knows when I am BS'ing her, she knows when I am sad, and loves me always and unconditionally.

She has overcome so many obstacles in her life, abusive relationships, moving to a different country, substance abuse, being adopted, supporting her children even in dire circumstances. And she rose above it all, she survived and thrived when most people would have given up, and now this amazing lady makes Martha Stewart look bad. She is such a light in my heart, and my life, and she always brightens my day. I just wish we didn't live so far apart, I miss her so much. Might be time for a visit soon ;)jeg elsker deg Bedstemor (I love you Grandma)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

1 more sleep!

Till I get to go with my amazing Mother in Law, hubby and kidlets to see this....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Just a soulful song to share...

This lady (Zee Avi) is quickly becoming my favorite artist! Wow her voice just speaks to me, and moves me. Do you agree? You may have to scroll down to my automatic player and pause it (sorry, not that technical, lol) have a sweet kinda day.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Can't wait for.....

This amazing movie coming out in 3d at the Imax in March! Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland! WOW!
Christmas, it is such a magical time of year, and I adore spoiling my loved ones :)
The new Nutmeg line by Sassafrass .....Drool much?Going to see this amazing movie with 15 other bitten by the Twilight bug, crazed Edward and Jacob fans. Counting down the sleeps! 37!! Two words....BITE ME!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Happy Gobble Gobble!

Hope everyone gets stuffed....ha ha ha! Enjoy your family, be thankful, love one another. Give thanks for all the blessings in your lives.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

a couple more....

I can see how this might get

Not a digital virgin anymore!!!

Well, I broke, I decided to finally try it out. I am pretty knowledgable when it comes to adobe photoshop, because I use it for work everyday. I am a pretty hardcore traditional scrapper, but I found digitally creating almost as fun and exciting! And way faster without a huge mess to clean up (bonus). Here is a link to some wicked digital kits for FREE!
And here are the two pages I whipped up in 30 minutes!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

APOS! Design Team Reveal!

Well it's that time again, and the girls over at A Pile Of Scrap! Never cease to amaze me. For this months goodies, we were given Bo Bunny Calypso Papers, a Prima Stamp, Heidi Swapp Invisible papers, Heidi Swapp mask, and Fancy Pants Rub-ons. The only catch was that we weren`t allowed to create 12x12 LO`s or do altered items. Woah, that was a stretch for a few of us, but it totally made us think outside the box as well. And I think we all came up with some pretty cool projects, Jen made an uber cool Star album, Vicki did some 8.5 x 11 LO`s, Valerie did a fabulous mini, and a gorgeous Canvas, Cori-Lyn did an amazing canvas that would look fabulous in any home! Cheryl did the most gorgeous circle Lo ever! And here is what I came up with..... I have never done a canvas before, so it was kind of a stretch for me, but I can`t wait to do another one, probably with pictures this time.

And I did a fun little mini of our day at the exhibition, With tons of great photos from that day this little mini really packed alot of punch, and allowed for tons of journalling to help tell the story.

And I did 6 cards, I created all these in about an hour. The papers just called to me!