Friday, August 26, 2011

Frosted Designs...

Its Friday!!  Time for another Fabulous Friday challenge at Frosted Designs.  The challenge this time is "book pages/notebook/ledger paper".  I've enjoyed using parts of old books or songbooks for my projects from time to time.  I only have a wee bit of guilt as my mom is a librarian!  :)  (Sorry Mom...)

I love this photo of Ian on the flying fox.  The flying fox is quite popular at parks here in New Zealand.  Its similar to a zipline but with a seat.  They are so much fun to "fly" on.  I used pages from a dictionary to higlight words that make me think of the flying fox or Ian such as fly, play, fun, name a few.  I used the baker's twine to circle those words to make sure they were noticed.

I hope you'll play along with us this week.  Make sure you upload your projects to Frosted Designs for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out.
Happy Crafting!  :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Frosted Designs...

Happy Friday Everyone!  Its time for another Fabulous Friday Challenge over at Frosted Designs.  I hope you are loving their challenges just as much as I am.  This time around the challenge is to make a project with "clocks".  Make sure you check out the FD blog as there are many great projects from my fellow designers there.

I decided to use these photos of Ian taken just before his 10th birthday.  He was in a great mood that day and really was my wee model.  I was so pleased to get so many good shots of him with natural smiles, nothing forced that day.  *Love* that one of him looking sideways at me smiling.  That's my Ian.  :)

I used some rub on clocks and then a wee metal clock on my flower.  I thought the clocks were perfect to reflect this "time" that I have caputured here.  My baby is growing up way too fast.  Sigh....

I want to say congrats to all the new Design Team members and thank you to the Gals for keeping me on the team!  I love designing for Frosted Designs!!  Hope to see you playing along with our challenges.

Make sure you link up your clock projects to the Frosted Designs blog so I can check them out.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!
Happy Friday!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous...ABC challenge...

Hello Everyone!

The gals over at Scrapbookers Anonymous have come up with another way to use your stash.  Not only will there be a monthly challege to use something up (and make a card with your scraps) but there will now be a new "ABC" challenge to dig in your stash even further!!

Here is the challenge...straight from the SA blog.

"Our main challenge will still be posted each month of the 1st, but we had this fun idea of doing an A to Z challenge. After thinking how we could incorporate this into what we do, we decided to post two challenge prompts each month. The A to Z challenge will go live on the 15th of the month. 

You may be wondering, where will the cards be posted??? Well, we have that covered. =) You can still post a card that you made with your scraps, but the DT card inspiration will be posted along with their layouts. That way you can see how they use those scraps and see the association with the layouts. 

What does all this mean to you??? 3 different ways to be entered into the MONTHLY PRIZE DRAWING. You will have till the end of the month to get all your submissions in. We will still randomly draw a winner each month and have our Faves posted. 

We hope you will find the extra prompt fun and another way to dig into that stash of yours. 

Here is a wrap up of our posting calendar:

1st - Main Challenge Prompt
15th - A to Z Challenge Prompt
Cards can be submitted at any time throughout the month.  

We'll also be adding a rules tab for the blog which should cover any questions.  And we'll go into more detail about the A to Z challenge on the 15th!  But it's not too complicated, just about digging into even more shtash!!!"

There you go!  Another way to use your stash and win a prize.  The first challenge is the letter "A".  After looking through my stash, I realized that the only "A" product I had was Thickers by American Craft.  I did cheat a wee bit and used photos of my son Aden as well.  Does that count???  :)

Thanks to my dear friend Lynne for taking these photos of Aden.  She knew I would love them and I do.  :)  Make sure you link up your  "A" challenge to the Scrapbookers Anonymous blog for a chance to win and so I can check them out!  
Happy Crafting!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Frosted Designs...

Happy Friday Everyone!  Frosted Designs has another great challenge up for the Fabulous Friday Challenge.  This time its all about "animals".  We had a dog and two cats before moving to New Zealand but currently the only animals I have are my 3 boys.  :)  I decided to do a project about our dog Copper.  Copper was a Christmas present to our boys one year after they had begged and begged for a dog.  Unfortunately, Copper got hit by a car and died about 6 months before we left Indiana.  We have fond memories of Copper and Aden still talks of him often.

The book is chipboard that I have covered with patterned paper and added favorite photos and embellishments.

 The embellishments are fairly flat so the book can actually close.  :)

I've even included a wee file folder note to Copper.  We still love and miss that dog.

Thanks for stopping by!  I can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's "animal" challenge.  Make sure you link it to the Frosted Designs blog so I can check it out.  Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Just another peek...

I've been working on my project again.  I am loving the way its coming together and it is almost complete.  Then I can show you the whole thing.  :)

I hope to get back at it soon.  I've got another idea just waiting to get out.  :)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous...

Hello Everyone!  Does anyone else feel like this year is just zooming by....or is it just me???  Since it is August already, its time for a new challenge at Scrapbookers Anonymous.  The challenge this month is to create a project using "journaling tags".  I loved this challenge as journal tags are one of my favorite things.    I had several thoughts in mind and this is what I decided on.  Good thing is I have plenty more to make something else!  :)

I just loved this set of tags.  Thanks to my friend Even the bird, butterfly, and the "never forget" are from journal tags.

The card I made this time around is from a different set of journal tags.  I really like the "today" sentiment as it could be used for many occasions.

You really need to check out the layouts on the Scrapbookers Anonymous blog.  The girls have really outdone themselves!!  Such cool layouts.  Hope you'll dig through your stash and make something with your journal tags.  Make sure you upload them to Scrapbookers Anonymous for a chance to win a great prize and so I can check them out!  Keep watching the SA blog for a new challengs.  Its going to be a good one!!!  :)