Saturday, March 24, 2012

Throw Pillows and More...

70. Get 5 decorative items for my home. (3/5)
I have been on this thrift store/garage sale kick for a while now and haven't really found anything worth buying.  I have been to every thrift store between work and home several times.  To me a lot of the items seem to be over priced.  One store had a lamp for $25 and you can pick up a new one for about that same price.  Well, I stopped by a store last night on my way home and I struck gold.  I wasn't even planning on buying anything but they were having a 25% off everything, 50% clothes and 60% furniture.  I've been looking for a smaller desk, a buffet table and a lamp but not luck.  I did come across two new throw pillow for my couch, $2.44 each.  A toss in the washing machine and they look brand new.  Even my DD loves them, she still loves her pillow pet more so it's on top. 


I also picked up a pair of shoes for DS, only $2.  A toy bucket for the beach now they will each have one.  Plus, a few other items for around the house that I plan on re-doing (stay tuned).  I bought a total of 9 items for $14.82.  I hate spending money and usually feel guilty when I do.  I had that feeling this time as well but I know that it was all worth it. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Card Sketch and Example Plus Two Exciting Challenges

Well, I'm at it again with my newest adventure, creating sketches.  Below is a card sketch that I created for the 1 Hour Challenge at Scrapdango on Friday Night 6pm PST. 


I created my shaker card for a Shopping List/Recipe Challenge with the March Sugar Kit from Scrapdango for the awesome challenge week we are having at Sketches4All.  Let's just say there is a Echo Park Grand Prize and RAK's from some of the Design Team.  Good luck!!!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I'm finally done!

68. File, shred and organize file draws.
I shredded all of the old stuff, organized and filed it all.  Over the past week I created a few shred pile but it doesn't have an official spot yet. 
 I wish I took a better before picture. This is when I was in the organizing stage.

Here is my complete photo.  I have a tray on top for things need to be filed and it's currently empty.  Hooray!  Behind my tray is some blank computer paper & labels. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Ekk! I'm So Excited

I'm so super excited for the full reveal today with the Scrapdango - Sugar Kit.  Here are my layouts and cards come over to the forum to see the full reveal from all of the DT.
This was my first example you can read more here.

Sketches4All - Wifey Cookie's ABC Challenge - BIRTHDAY CARD. 
I created two; one girl (above) and one boy (below).

Sketches4All - Stacy H-W's March Card Challenge - Stripes and/or Spots


Sunday, March 11, 2012

Santa Rosa Plateau

We love to visit the Santa Rosa Plateau this was from our second visit.  As a family we love being outside and this place is wonderful.  Fresh air, nice simple trails and all-in-all good family fun.


This layout is for the current March Challenge happening over at Sketches4All.  We are giving away a Nikki Sivils Get Well Soon Kit.  All you have to do is create a layout using this sketch.  Good luck!!!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shhh...Sneak Peak

The picture is from our first visit as a family to visit my Mom.  The kids have never been to a cemetery and explaining things to my 4 year old was kinda hard.  Ok now that I've made you all sad here is my layout.


On a happy note this is my first ever layout using the new Sugar Kit from Scrapdango.  I used Ana's Sketch from the blog hop/crop.  The full reveal is going to be March 15th and I'm super excited to show you all everything else I've made with this wonderful kit.


Here is a close up of the Maya Road Wood Die Cut Doilies that I inked up with an orange ink pad and some added bling to make it really sparkle. 

Tip with inking the wood.  If you go with the grain it really gave it a swept effect and overall looks best.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Scrapdango's Grand Re-Opening Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapdango's Grand Re-Opening Blog Hop!!! It's time for a little March Madness! Because you came hopping with us, your reward is a sneak of the challenges that will be listed on the message boards beginning Monday, March 5th. The crop will go through Sunday, March 11th at midnight EST.

There will be games and prizes and one lucky person will be a grand prize winner of both an old kit and the BRAND NEW March kit!! So don't forget to mark your calendar and play along!

Ok, here is my challenge Shopping List Challenge.  Pick 5 items from my list below and create a layout.  Bonus chance to win if you use an item from a past kit.

Shopping List:
3+ Circles          
Buttons
Kraft
Hearts
Flair
Pins
Wood Veneer
Flowers
Tags
Brads
Stitching
2+ Pictures
Boarder Punch
3+ Pattern Papers
Bling
 I used 3+ Circles, Kraft, Wood Veneer, Tags and 2+ Pictures. 

Here is a close up of those Studio Calico Wood Veneer pieces from the January Kit - Spice Kit.  I used brown ink to blend with my layout.  I love these pieces you can mist, paint, ink and so much more things to these little guys.

Now that you have stopped by, don't forget to hop on over to Heather Topich.

If you stopped here, make sure to stop at the beginning and hop all the way through so you can get a peek at ALL the challenges and get a head start!!

Ana White <----Start Here
Jessica Jennings <---- You are Here
Heather Topich <----Next Stop
Kimberly Hornikel
Shannon Blinn
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