Friday, January 27, 2012

Frosted Designs...

Hello Everyone!  Its time for another Fabulous Friday Challenge over at Frosted Designs.  This time around the challenge is a recipe one.  Here's the recipe....

3 Pattern Papers
2 Buttons
1 Word Title

I had pictures of Ian that I really wanted to use for this challenge.  I had my papers picked, my buttons, and even my one word title.  That's as far as it got.  :)  I was just stuck with it so I decided to go out of my comfort zone and make a card instead!  lol.....not my usual choice of projects.  But in the end I was really happy with my card and glad I switched projects.  And layout is not finished.  Yet.  It will come together one day.  :)

I used pattern paper that is from a Basic Grey Christmas range.  I was really happy that I could use them in a non-traditional way.  My buttons are in my title and the flower one in the upper corner.  I think this recipe challenge is a great one and will probably use it again myself.  Maybe I'll make another card!  :)

I hope you'll link up your projects at Frosted Designs for the chance to win a great prize and so I can check it out.

Happy Crafting!!  :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Frosted Designs Blog Hop...

Mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hi Everyone!!!  Frosted Designs is having a Design team call!!  I can't
 believeI've been on this amazing team for a year now and will be on
for another term.  :)  I love this group of talented crafters!
 Would you like to be a part of our "family"??

This is from Barb...our fearless leader.  :)

"I want to start out by saying that we have the most amazing group
 of ladies here that make up our design team! Each and every one
 is special and has  become part of our Frosted Designs family!
We have several designers that will be staying on with us for another term
(YAY!), but we also have some that need to step down.
They will be missed but the good news for you is.... 
now you can apply to be part of our team!"  

We are looking for papercrafters of all kinds! 
If you make scrapbook layouts, cards, altered art items, 
home decor items or like mixed media.... we want you!! 
One of the best things about Frosted Designs (in my opinion) 
is that we celebrate all kinds of crafters! 
We are not just a scrapbooking blog or a card blog. 
We want to let everyone share their skills and with 3 challenges 
going on all the time, there is something for everyone! We would 
like to fill some positions on all three of our teams. Let me tell 
you more about each one....

Fabulous Friday Teams: We have two teams of ladies that make 
up our Fabulous Friday teams. The focus of this team is to use up 
supplies you already have laying around the house that may have
 been neglected and forgotten about. For this team, you should be 
willing to do any of the following: scrapbook layouts, cards, altered
 art, home decor and mixed media items!

Sketch Along Tuesday Layout Team: This team makes scrapbook 
layouts that are inspired by the sketches we give them.

Sketch Along Tuesday Card Team: This team makes cards that are 
inspired by the sketches we give them.

No matter which team you prefer, the requirments for all of our 
designers remain the same....
1. Be willing to commit to a six month term. Your term would start the 
beginning of March and go until the end of August.
2. Create a project every other week for your assigned team.
3. Share a step by step tutorial 2 times during your 6 month term. 
(This can be with photos or video)
4. You will be required to comment on some of the projects that are 
entered into our challenge each week.
5. Keep an active blog that is updated frequently.
6. Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day 
and link back to the Frosted Designs blog.

To apply to be part of this team, you will need to....

*Share with us a little information about yourself and why you want 
to be on the Frosted Designs Design Team.
*Provide a link to your blog.
*Provide a link to an online gallery if you have one.
*Tell us if you are on any other design teams and what your 
commitments are for those teams. 
Never been on a design team before? No worries! 
No experience necessary!
*Share 3 of your favorite projects that you think best represents 
your style.
If you are applying for one of the sketch teams, please do one project 
based on one of our sketches and let us know which sketch you used. 
You can find previous sketches in the tabs at the top.
* Tell us which of the three teams you are applying for. If you would like
 to apply for more than one team, that's great... 
Just let us know which ones!

Email your design team application to
We are accepting applications until February 10th and will 
contact the new design team members by February 17th. 
Good luck!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Scrapbookers Anonymous...ABC Challenge...

Hello Everyone!

The ABC challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous this month is the letter "F".  As I looked through my stash of supplies I was suprised to discover only one lonely pack of journal spots from Fancy Pants.  And they happened to be Christmas and snowy.  lol...that wasn't going to be much help for my summery Christmas photos.  So I decided to use them in a different way and hid (or cut off) as much of the snowy/Christmas parts as possible.

I based my layout of a fabric canvas 12x12 sheet.  I wanted to highlight my photo so I made a frame.  It is just chipboard covered with modling paste and then misted.  I really liked the way it turned out.  I used some clear tape with my label maker for my journaling.  It reads "love these kids....sandy bottoms and all". Overall, I was pretty happy with the way it turned out.

I hope you'll dig in your stash for "F" products and join our challenge!  Make sure you link up your projects to the Scrapbookers Anonymous blog for a chance to win a great prize and so I can check them out.
Happy Crafting!!  :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Frosted Designs...

Hello Everyone!  Its Friday!  Time for another Fabulous Friday Challenge over at Frosted Designs.  The challenge this week is "Paint".   I used red and white paint splattered for my background.  My youngest son Aden got a box from his best friend in the States.  The look of joy on his face was so awesome!  He loved not only what was inside the box but a box just for HIM.  :)

I hope you'll join our paint challenge.  Make sure you link up your project to the Frosted Designs blog for the chance to win a great prize and so I can check them out.
Happy Crafting!  :)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Frosted Designs...

Hello Everyone!!

Its time for another Fabulous Friday Challenge over at Frosted Designs.  The challenge this time around is "cardstock only"...No patterned paper this time around!!  I used white cardstock and glimmer mist for this layout.  I put my sticker letters on before I misted my page and then removed them when the mist was dry.  A couple paper flowers and lace and it was complete.

This is Charlotte.  She is my best friend's daughter.  Every time she sees me she runs with arms open wide, a huge smile and "ALydia!!!!".....yes, she is the only one allowed to call me ALydia.  ;)  She makes me smile EVERY time.  Yep...I just love this girl.

I hope you'll take the cardstock only challenge.  Make sure you link up your project to the Frosted Designs blog for the chance to win a great prize and so I can check them out.  Can't wait to see what you come up with.
Happy Crafting!!  :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

Scrapbookers Anonymous....

Happy January Everyone!  A new year, a new month, and a new challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous.  This month's challenge is "ink, mist, paint, and masking".  You don't have to use all three mediums with your mask but use at least one of them.

I have had these decorative suitcases for ages and decided they needed a face lift.

I used pages from an old book, masks, and glimmer mists.  I love the way they turned out.

I hope you'll dig in your stash to play along with the new challenge.  Make sure you link up your project for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out!
Happy Crafting! :)