Monday, January 18, 2010

Valentines with Annabelle


I made this card last week. I thought i would share it. I love the stamps that andrea has designed. I used the new heart sprinkles which are perfect for any valentine project. I also used Jasmines Garden stamp set.I hope you guys enjoy and stop by annabelle stamps to pick up your stamp sets and sprinkles!! Make sure you play with us over at the blog!! This weeks sketch is super cute!! I had a ton of fun doing the card! hope everyone has a fabulous week! I will be back on thursday with a new sketch challenge!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Annabelle stamps release day and sketch challenge!



Annabelle stamps bling challenge #10!
Ok so this week was a bit hard for me. I was having a hard time adding the bling to the card. Then i dawned on me! The new stamps!! duh!!!! So i took another go at the sketch! I used the flower stems stamp set. Super cute!
Stop on over the blog this week and play with us! We would love to see your cards!

Release day!
Hi everyone!! Im super excited today. Today is the day for NEW annabelle stamps and bling!!! The new sets and bling are so cute! You can find all the new products over at annabellestamps.com.Make sure you check out all the brand new stamp sets and all the new bling! Andrea has come up with the greatest stamp sets to make it easier to add bling to your projects!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

blog candy!!!!

Hi ladies!! if you love vintage you will love marlenes blog candy!!! Take a look right here over at her blog you will be linked to the videos with ALL the goodies!!

Americas funniest layout!!! Blog candy challenge!!!!

**** you will not be getting this full page kit as i will be making one using these papers with other product.

Hi ladies!!! I am in the giving mood...... so it is blog candy time!!!! But your not getting away with just leaving a comment. Before I tell you the rules...Do you want to know what you will win????? Websters pages!!!!! I will be making a page kit using 12 x12 papers from websters. I will add some of my favorite things that go on every one of my layouts!!! such as websters trim,prima prima and more prima, pearls and trinket pins!!! Ok so now that you know what you will win.........
Here is the rules!!
1. Make a layout using your funniest pictures. I want to laugh when i see the layout. You have to use at least 2 pictures.(if the picture is not "funny" but there is a super funny story you can journal the story but make sure that i can read it!
2.You have to use ribbon
3. You have to stamp at least 1 time on the layout.
4. You have to use paper from a old collection.....if possible at least a year old. Not any newer then 2 months.
5. You also need to use something out of your stash that you have not touched or is not open....it can be new but try to reach for something that you bough a while ago and have not used.
6.HAVE FUN!!!


To enter simply make your layout, and leave a comment linking me directly to your layout. If you have a blog i want to see a description of the layout.
You have until january 29th to enter!!!

How I will choose a winner. i will simply look at all the layouts and make sure they meet the criteria and number them all.....I will put them in a bowl and have mateo pick a number!!!

If i get enough entries i will do a second prize as well..... so if you want to put this on your blog please do!!!

HAVE FUN LADIES!!
***i will be making a layout soon

Monday, January 11, 2010

Virtual crop layouts....and a big thank you to kathryn!

I want to start off saying THANK YOU KATHRYN!!! You have created my online sanctuary. You do so much....and go above and beyond to make sure that our requests are met. even of it is answering the same question a gazzillion times! Thank you!! It is so nice to be able to chat about techniques,products, and freezing lizards. I dont think I could ever express how much I love the beach community. Even if i did a million layouts. I know people always say "I have no friends" But i seriously have none..... mostly by choice. I think the last adult friend that came over was almost a year ago and she moved. so when I say that my friends are at the beach i mean it!! I know it probably sounds like im such a loser but I like it this way. Well before the beach community I was a little depressed because I had no social life and absolutely no adult conversations. i know I have jose.....but a girl needs some girl talk. I can not believe the fabulous ladies i have made friends with! I LOVE YOU ALL!!! Everytime i go to the beach, I am always inspired by someones projects. It keeps my mojo going. I have learned so much from everyone at the beach. I am also super excited to host a So Cal Beach Crop in march!! So exciting!!! Ok i think im done babbling!!! I hope you enjoy my layouts from this months virtual crop!

I {HEART} The Beach Challenge!
This challenge is to make a layout abut how much you love The Beach and why. And I don't mean that place where you get sand in your shorts ~ I mean this web community. So tell me, why do YOU love The Beach?
For this challenge I had something in mind but when I saw these papers My thought changed. It korny but i thought "the beach is so cool its out of this world"!!


January 2010 Crop Resolution #1: Quit Smoking
The first challenge is to make a layout without using any black, white or grey.
For this challenge I created a page of Jose's godson on his 4th birthday. Which was a few years ago.


January 2010 Crop Resolution #2: Quit DrINKing
The second challenge is to make a layout without using any ink
This page I used a photo from our family photos we took back in sept. I love this picture.


January 2010 Crop Resolution #3: Spend More Time with Family
The third challenge is to make a layout about your family.
For this challenge I used another photo from our family photos.


January 2010 Crop Resolution #4: Work Harder
The fourth challenge is to create a layout using a technique you normally avoid because you find it difficult or too much work.
For this challenge i used a super cute picture of mateo..... what I did that i tend to advoid is embossing on my layouts.


January 2010 Crop Resolution #5: Fit into My High School Jeans
The fifth challenge is to make a layout about high school {or college or grade school, if you prefer}.
I used the only picture i could find. I thought it captured my personality (back in highschool) very well. I was such a girly girl. I always had my hair done makeup on....but i still was able to get dirty with the boys. This picture brought back so many good memories! I loved highschool days.


January 2010 Crop Resolution #6: Invest Wisely
The sixth challenge is to make a layout using a tool you just "had to have" but don't ever {or rarely} use nowadays.
I had to have a sewing machine to sew on my cards and projects. i never use it!!

Altenew blog hop winner

Hello everyone!  I want to thank you all for leaving a comment!  The random winner of the $30 gift to Altenew is  Pat    Pat  sa...