Sunday, June 28, 2009
I have found a cool new color challenge site! It is called SP Color Combo which stands for Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combo. It is run by Samantha who gives a color combination challenge every Monday. The cool thing is that you can choose to make layouts, cards or even altered items for the challenges. Samantha already has some great sponsors for some great prizes! Right now, challenge # 3 is due. The yummy colors for this challenge are Lovely Lilac, Garden Green, and Chocolate Chip. I came as close as I could to the colors in the lo I did for this challenge. The photo is of my ds and his friend. The title refers to the bday party I had for my son last year at our house. It is stamped with Brilliance Chocolate ink. The background paper is Rusty Pickle, and the cute chipboard birdie and tree are made by Glitz. Prima flowers and CTMH leaves. Also painted a "frame" with Makng Memories Chocolate Scrapbooking Paint with some Luminere's Pearl White added for some shine.
Samantha is looking for the first DT for SP Color Combo. The info is all at her site. Click on her icon (should I call it a blinkie, even though it doesn't blink? lol) on my right sidebar to get there. I am thinking it would be pretty awesome to be on the DT there! Samantha is very talented herself, and her site is already lots of fun! Think about it, girls! I know I am!
Also, don't forget that Lucy's Summer Cyber Crop is still going on at My Sketch World. There are some awesome challenges! I have only had time to do a few, but this lo will work for the Stamp the Title challenge. Yay! If you haven't checked out My Sketch World, you need to get over there! The forum is rockin!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed Sunday, ya'll!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I have two things to show you today. The first is a card I did for the Pink Persimmon Cupcake Challenge. If you are not familiar with Pink Persimmon, you need to be! They are a stamp company that has such adorable stamps, and they are 1 year old now! Their challenge for this week is to make a card, layout or any project with a cupcake in it.
My card has a cupcake cut out from Pink Paislee pp. The pink background paper is also from Pink Pasilee. The other two pp are Bo Bunny (blue dotted) and Basic Grey (floral). I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the Bo Bunny strip. The Happy Birthday stamp is a clear stamp from ? I hate to say that I lost the package and am not certain. Blush. I think I know, but I hate to put the wrong company! lol
Oh yes, speaking of Pink Paislee pp, don't forget that Memories from the Attic is having a chat with Rebecca Cross, founder of Pink Paislee
tonight at 8 CST! How exciting! You NEED to be there!
The other thing I wanted to show you is the layout I did for Bo Bunny's ad challenge. My layout is based on one done by Carole from their DT. She based hers on a Better Homes and Gardens' mag cover. I used the same colors as she, plus the pool theme and swirls. All products are Bo Bunny. I have to say that I don't have any of their flowers, so there are no flowers in this lo, since all of the products were supposed to be Bo Bunny I don't think I have EVER done a lo of a girl or baby without a flower! GASP! I love these pp, die cuts, alphas and swirls though - all from their Calypso collection! So bright and summery!
Thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Sam is busy creating new digital stamps for our ETSY store. He already has a few digital stamps posted there, ready for you to download. I feel like lots of you don't see his creations. Besides the digital stamps, Sam does amazing cartoons and awesome paintings. Anyway, I thought it would be a nice to give ya'll a chance to have one of his new hand drawn creations for FREE! So here is a digi stamp from a new collection he is starting. I'd like to introduce you to "Tootsie Turtle"! Tootsie is a 300 DPI .jpg file (or ping) for transparencies. It can be resized to any size you like in your photo editing progam. Then you may color it in any way you choose for your layouts or cards. Feel free to use this on any creation that you share or publish, but please give Dreamers Boutique the credit!
I think the easiest way to do this is to simply right click on the image and click on "Save picture as....." and save the image to your photos. Then you can resize and print when you need it. If you have no idea what I mean or your computer is doing strange things, leave a comment or email me at email@example.com and I will email a copy of the image to you.
Also, I'd appreciate it if you would leave a comment if you download Tootsie. Let us know how you like her, or if (heaven forbid!) there is any problem with the download. As I said, we do have some digi stamps on ETSY now, with lots more to come! Hope you visit us there. Have fun with Tootisie!
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Hello and Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there and even more to all you moms who are both mom and dad to children! I know that there are a lot of you. Hope everyone is having a great day.
I have been trying to get back into my scrappy groove. I have been having so much fun visiting old friends at websites I have not been to lately, or some not at all, such as Luch Chesna's My Sketch World Blog and Forum and and old favorite, Scrapbook Doodle. There is so much fun going on at both of those places. I have also been doing the Shimmerz Blog Hop. Got to visit so many awesome blogs! I still haven't tried the Shimmerz Paints, but I can tell you I am hooked just by all the gorgeous creations I have seen! I NEED them! lol
We have so many awesome things going on at The Attic right now, too! We have our Pink Paisley Chat coming up, our mini album challenge with a darling 8 x 8 SEI album as the prize, plus a card challenge from me and a wedding themed challenge from Jaime! So stop by and join in the fun!
Also, I did a card for the latest Stamping with Fun blog challenge. The only criteria for this challenge was that the card had to have dots. So much fun! After I saw all the creations from their DT, I was so blown away, I almost didn't even do a card! But I gulped and jumped in and here is my card.
The base card is a pre-made gate fold card. I completely covered the front with the pp. Both the blue and pink dotted paper are from Bobunny. The light green is Pink Paislee. The cute little stamps are Snap 'em Stamps by
Imaginisce. They came in a previous card kit I got from The Attic.
I inked the edges of EVERYTHING. I colored in the birdie with
Copics. I inked the chipboard swirl and covered it with Candy Cane
colored Stickles. The red "dots" are Kaiser Droplets. The bottom edge was done with a Martha Stewart border punch. I have forgotten who makes the cute white flower! The blue button is from my stash. I raised the birdie and sentiment with popdots for dimension.
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Did I mention that we are having a Mini Album Challenge at Memories from the Attic? Well, we are, and at the end of the month the winner of the challenge will receive an awesome prize- a soooo pretty 8 x 8 album from SEI. So stop by the Attic and join in the fun. We have some other DT challenges and an ATC swap going on (yes, i'm extending the deadline!). I hope I see some new faces there!
Here is the mini album I made to hopefully inspire the girls doing the challenge. That works out well, because I am also selling it at my ETSY store, Dreamer's Boutique. I actually was hoping to have it ready sooner, since it is a perfect Father's Day gift, being that the title is "best dad" It's a 6 x 6 post bound mini with 8 quality cream colored pages. I covered the front with patterned paper and painted the edge with Lumiere's Pearl White paint. I heard about Lumiere's from a Split Coast Stamper's challenge and tutorial, and I love it! It has such a beautiful, shiny consistency. I can't wait to play with it some more! But I digress.....lol. Back to my mini - I used chipboard, metallic and felt embellishments on the cover and all through the book. I covered each right hand page with patterned paper and embellishments. There are frames for pictures and places for journaling. The last page has a cardstock "frame" with a tag that slides behind it for more journaling. I guess I could quit explaining and show you!
See how you can slide your dad's, stepdad's, or grandfather's pic behind the frame, and it will peek through the front cover. That part made me happy!
The next page has a frame to slide your dad's pic behind and a cute little journaling spot. I love the green Prima flower!
I love the cute litte journaling tag "from A to Z" on this page, too.
And of course dad's photo can be put under the crown! How fitting!
Here is another page with lots of room for a photo of dad.
Wow, there are lots of pages in here. It is taking longer to post the pics than to make the album!
Here's the next(a crown again): And the next (I like this one!):
And finally we come to the last page, and the back inside cover with a die cut from Cosmo Cricket. This last page has the journaling tag tucked underneath the photo frame.
I hope you like my mini book for Dad. Sorry for the long post, but I hope you enjoyed the pics! Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Well, I just kept looking at the lo I originally did for Rachel's challenge. It kept bothering me cause I thought it needed more. So I added some more blue embellies, and I am much happier with it! This is the new, improved version! lol
Drop on over to Rachel's blog - you can click on her blog over in my favs in the right sidebar. She has lots of great eye candy on her blog.
Off to scrap some more!
I am posting this so late, I don't know if i'll make it in time. so i'll tell you more about it later. but here is the lo of my BichonPoo, Cotton, that I did for Rachel Wood's challenge. You couldn't use more than 2 colors, not including black and white. So i did red and blue. Hope i get this linked in time! She has a wonderful prize from Cosmo Cricket!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Here I am again, mad at myself for not keeping up with this blog. I was doing a pretty good job, too! Oh well, all I can do is apologize to myself, forgive myself, and start fresh - which is exactly what I am going to do. Isn't life grand?
I have been busy dealing with all sorts of "real life" stuff. We have pretty much decided that dh is going to make a career change, and I am going to stay home (for the most part) and not only play more with my art but see about focusing more on the business aspect of it again. That means fun, and right now a big part of that is mini albums! I can't get them out of my mind. I have searched the net for mini albums, just to LOOK at them, cause I love every aspect of them. I have gotten out my old ones and looked those over (which is why I posted a pic of a few I have made and still have), and I have made plans for the new ones I intend to make. I am making a chipboard one for Father's Day for an uncle and also a couple of others for Father's Day to sell (I hope!). These are harder for me, since I tend to lean toward a girly style with lots of embellishments. So I have to think MASCULINE.
Also am going to be working on an 8 x 8 anniversary mini for a cousin. He is giving it to his parents (my dh's aunt and uncle) for their 50th (yes, 50th!) wedding anniversary. I can't wait to get going on this one! I have also kinds of pretty papers and embellishments collected, including some of the new Prima flowers with tulle and pearl-like buttons, known as Bonnet Blooms. They are so perfect for a wedding lo or album! Actually, they would be great for a baby album, a heritage album.......perhaps Prima would like for me to do an advertisment for them? lol
Clear acetate albums are something I really want to play with, too. I do have a Bind-It-All, and I think i will probably do some minis with a combination of acetate and chipboard.
I am planning on doing a mini album challenge this month at The Attic. In fact, I haven't even mentioned it yet! I also have been planning a clear card challenge. Time to start planning and start challenging, I suppose! We also have an ATC swap going on (that you are still welcome to join) with the theme of clocks and time. I think this will be a fun one. Leave a comment if you are interested or look for swaps at The Attic site. The link is under my favorites (to the right) if the one in this post doesn't work.
Off to work on all my new projects!