Monday, August 31, 2009

SPCC #13

Hello all! It is another great week at Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combos! It is week #13 and we have some great colors for you!

If you have not been to this wonderful challenge.....what are you waiting for? There is some great inspiration from our SP Divas Design Team and there is even a great prize this week:
Copic Ciao - Set of 8 Craft Pastel Marker Kit + 1 Multiliner Pen -This set retails for nearly $40 and one lucky winner is going to be the proud owner of this amazing set!!

So come join us at:

Special Sponsor Supplies used (if applicable): Copic Ciao Markers: Blush R20, Pure Pink RV23, Rose Red R85, Dark Pink RV34, Lilac V04, Yellow Y06, Nile Green G07, Forest Green G17, Ocean Green G28

Cardstock: AC, DMD
Stamps: SU Botanical Blooms
Embossing Folder: Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug
Embossing Powder: Ranger Black
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic Midnight Black
Buttons: Michael's
Edge Distresser: Heidi Swapp
Adhesive: ThermoWeb, 3D Squares

Sunday, August 30, 2009

SPCC #12

Here is my SPCC #12 design--Hugs and Fishes! A little late, but it was my off week. It has been a rough couple of weeks, but I am getting back on track! The colors this week were:
Only Orange, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay
iCopic was our sponsor this week, so I used some Copics for the challenge!

Products used:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Embossing Machine: Big Shots
Embossing Folder: QuickKuts
Markers: Copic Ciao Frost Blue B00, Ice Blue B12, Holiday Blue BG05, Process Blue B05, Apricot YR16, Orange YR68, Blush R20, Pure Pink RV23, Rose Red R85, Dark Pink RV34
Stamps: SU, Scrappy Cat--Playful Serif, Hero Arts-Whimsical Alphabet
Ink: Stampabilities--Orange, Pink
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic--Perfect Plumeria, Ocean Depth

Saturday, August 29, 2009

DCRU Challenge--Keep the Date

Hey there! Been a long couple of weeks! School started and R had knee surgery so I have been kind of busy! This week at Die Cuts R Us, the challenge was to "Keep the Date!" The challenge is to "USE A DATE AS THE MAIN FOCUS OF YOUR CARD, LO, OR ALTERED PROJECT." So here is my Thanksgiving entry: (It looks better in person, but since it was night, I couldn't take the pic outside! May retake tomorrow!)

Cardstock: DMD
Embossing folder: Leafy Branch by Cuttlebug
Stamps: Studio G(Happy Thanksgiving), Hero Arts(25), Scrappy Cat(NOV), Inkadinkadoo(Leaves)
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic--Jumbo Java, Eggplant, Hint of Pesto
Embossing Powder: Ranger Clear
Adhesive: Zots 3-D

Monday, August 17, 2009

SPCC #11

Here is the SPCC Color Combo for this week! It is week #11 and our lovely colors are:

Here is my creation! It is is simple, yet elegant.

Products used:
Cardstock: DMD, Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Me and My Big Ideas-Tropical Destinations
Stamp: Stampin' Up "Of the Earth"
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic-Gingerbread
Pigment Ink: Clear
Embossing Powder: Ranger-Seafoam
Die Cut Machine: Cricut--Storybook Cartridge

If you haven't payed along yet, please join us at:
We are giving away an awesome prize this week! The winner will receive:
Copic Ciao - Set of 8 Craft Pastel Marker Kit + 1 Multiliner Pen -This set retails for nearly $40 and one lucky winner is going to be the proud owner of this amazing set!!

Join us for another great week at SPCC! Have a great Monday!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Winner at Die Cuts R Us this week! WooHoo!

Well, today has been a rough Sunday. Son goes back to school tomorrow and it has just been one of those days. But....I had some wonderful news! I went to the DCRS Design Team Blog this afternoon and guess what? I was the winner of the Layer It! Challenge last week for my butterfly card! WooHoo! I was so surprised as the other entries wear all beautiful. Thank you to Claudia, Sammye Jo and the entire DCRU DT! I am very humbled that you picked me! THANK YOU!!!

If you have not had a chance to check out the New Design Team Blog, go here:
Great challenges every Tuesday! So, if you need inspiration..go for it!

Also check out Claudia's blog:
She has great giveaways every week! can stay up on all the latest and greatest in her store:

Oh by the way...if you like Copic Ciao Markers, she is having a GREAT sale starting Monday! Go check it out!

Thanks again DCRS! You made my weekend! Hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Layer It! Challenge @ DCRS

Here is my entry for Week #2 at Die Cuts R Us! It was a "Layer It" Challenge! We had to create a layered embellishment for a LO/card/altered item.

I decided to get my Cricut out and use my new Graphically Speaking cartridge. I cut out all the lettering and the butterflies. I used the Icon and Icon Blackout features to create my butterflies. I then ran the Icon Blackout piece(bottom) of each butterfly through the Big Shot to add some depth with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder and the used chalk ink to show the texture. On the top of the Butterfly, I added Stickles, let that dry and then added the gemstones.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papper: Me and My Big Ideas--Tropical Destinations
Brads: Spare Parts
Gemstones: The Paper Studio
Stickles: Fruit Punch, Orange Peel, Eucalyptus
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic--Perfect Plumeria, Key Lime, Oasis Green, Persimmon, Pumpkin Spice
Die Cut Machine: Cricut--Graphically Speaking Cartridge, Big Shot
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug--Swiss Dot

Hope you enjoy my creation! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Top 3 at DCRS!

Hello all! Hope everyone is well on this Monday! I had a great weekend, but yesterday was a travel day to Birmingham! A very long day indeed, but I came back to some great news! Over on the Die Cuts R Us website, they begin their very first challenge with their Design Team last week! It was a great challenge that involved Monograms! I was one of the Top 3 Honorable Mention! Yeah---I was so excited, because all the entries were wonderful! If you have not seen this challenge yet, a new one will start tomorrow(Tues)! Hop on over and check it out!

SPCC #10

Wow!!! This week is the 10th week of the SPCC Challenge! I can't believe it! For this week, we have another great Color Combo and a GREAT sponsor! Here are the colors:

And now for our sponsor:!

They have gladly sponsored us for the next 4 weeks! Wow! They also donated markers for all of the SP Divas to work with! I am so excited! Please join us for this great SPCC Challenge! You never just might be the proud winner of these:

Here is my creation for this week! I used the Copic Ciao Markers to shade in my pumpkin. I bought some of these recently and had only a few I experimented! I started out with the Crushed Curry cardstock and stamped the pumpkin image. Now, I could have left it as is, but I decided to get my Yellow marker out, along with the Blush, Pure Pink and Lilac to color and shade the pumpkin. I also used the Ice Blue, Yellow and Lilac for the leaf. It's amazing what you can do with these markers and just a few colors, especially on different colors of cardstock! I know, I know...LOL....color basics, but I had never used the markers before and I love them! I will definitely be ordering more!

For Combo# 10
Special Sponsor Supplies used (if applicable): Copic Ciao Markers
Copic Ciao Markers: Ice Blue B12, Yellow Y06, Blush R20, Pure Pink RV23, Lilac V04,
Cardstock: DMD, Ribbon: JoAnn's, Stamps: Studio G, Ink: SU' Classic Chocolate Chip, Buttons: ACMoore, Embroidery Floss: DMC, Chalk Ink: VersaMagic-Jumbo Java, Pumpkin Spice, Spring Pansy, Die Cut Machine: Big Shot, Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug-Swiss Dots
Come join us for the SPCC Challenge this week!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Challenges for the week

Here is my entry for the very first Die Cuts R Us DT Challenge:
This week the challenge is to create a LO/card/project using a Monogram! I thought this was a very cool project for me to try! I also decided to combine it with the Finally Friday Challenge over at SPCC:
This challenge was a Monotone Challenge--create a project using only one color. So, I decided to use the blue family and this is what I came up with!

I guess you could say it was a very MONO day today with these two challenges! LOL If you haven't checked out these challenges, you NEED to! The DCRS challenge is over tonight at midnight and the winner will be announced on Sunday and the next challenge will start Tuesday!

The SPCC challenge is a fun challenge that will help broaden your creativity. There are no prizes, just fun! Don't forget to check out the SPCC Color Combo Challenge while you are there! Great colors, fun and prizes!

Products used:
Cardstock: DMD
Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic-Midnight Navy
Buttons: AC Moore
Embroidery Floss: DMC

Adhesive: 3D Squares
Die Cut Machine: Cricut--StoryBook Cartridge

Embossing Machine: Big Shot
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug-D'Vine Swirls

Monday, August 3, 2009

SP Color Combo Challenge #9

Here is my first official SPCC Design Team creation. If you have not played along yet, please join us for these great challenges at

Our sponsor this week is:
And...there is some blog candy being given away also! Come check it out!!!

The colors for this week are:

Cardstock--DMD, PP--Me and My Big Ideas-Tropical Destinations and DCWV, Ribbon--Hobby Lobby, Brads--Making Memories, Stamps--SU-Take Three, Ink--SU Craft Ink-Chocolate Chip, Chalk Ink--VersaMagic-Spring Pansy, Jumbo Java, Pixie Dust, Embossing Powder--Ranger Clear, Buttons--Unknown, Fiber--DMC Embroidery Floss, Stickles--Cotten Candy, Die Cut Machine--Cricut-StoryBook Cartridge, Adhesive--Thermoweb, Glue Dots, Zots 3-D