"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

Digital Freebie Update

Just to let you know.
The digital freebies found on the right hand sidebar have been updated and now are ready for downloading.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Halloween

Sunday, October 24, 2010

How To...

This past week I spent some time just hopping around the Blogger World.
I came upon 2 tutorials that I knew I just had to try.

I thought I would share the links with you, just in case you had not discovered them yet.

The first one, is for the beautiful flowers seen in this  lo of my eldest Granddaughter.
(Yes, I know I spelled Nicaragua wrong : ) !

You may found the tutorial here courtesy of "Scrap Factory" .
There is a language translator there in case you need it.

The next is for the overly grunge and crumpled paper you will find here in the lo of my youngest Grand Daughter.

I have seen this technique on other layouts and loved the result, just not sure of a good way to go about achieving it.
 I found this tutorial to be very helpful.
 Thanks to "Scraps of Reflection" for posting this tutorial !

I also wanted to share my own tip with you today.
For my chipboard in the lo above, I used White Puffy Paint and a few drops of Alcohol Ink to achieve the desired color and texture I wanted to add to my chipboard.
No worries about adding the extra liquid to your Puffy Paint.
Works just fine!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Spooky Blog Haunt

Thought I would share with you , this "Spooky Blog Haunt" going on at Paper Secrets.

Well worth spending the time to visit all the Haunting happening on this Hop.

All kinds of Holiday inspiration to get you started in the Halloween spirit.
Not to mention all the Treats that are being offered along the way.

 Thanks go out to Rochelle one of the Sisters on the Sisterhood of Scrap and one of the stops along the way.

Having a great time and finding plenty of inspiration!

you can start your Haunted hop here.

Have fun :)


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's a Pajama Party !

You haven't been to a Pajama Party that's been as FUN as this one promises to be :-) Colleen and Helen have been BUSY preparing for this weekend's festivities. Come in your pajamas -- don't forget to post a pic! LOL!

We're scrappin', sharing techniques, watching a movie, and having a ton of fun! We're finishing up the crop with our One-Hour challenge -- you don't wanna miss this one! Lots of prizes to be won!

Join us in the forum, and bring along a friend!


Starts Friday, October 15th at 3pm EST and will end Saturday October 16th at 10pm EST.


Friday, October 8, 2010

Card Holder and a Little Extra.

Hope you all had fun this past weekend celebrating World Card Making Day!
I was able to fit in a few Card Color Challenges.
 For the Mini Crop over at the "Sisterhood of Scrap"  Forum.
 I posted a Card Holder Tutorial. If you would like to try it, out the instructions may be found here.

Here is the Holder I created for this tutorial.

As I mentioned in my last post, I am now on the Design Team at the "Sisterhood of Scrap".

This past Monday I posted my first Monday Challenge.
Here is the layout created for this challenge...you can see what the challenge consisted of here.

Here are a few cards I was able to fit in over the past weekend for the WCD Challenges.

Just to let you know, the Sisters have a "Spook-tacular"  Challenge up for the month of October.
Stop on by and check it out!

Also, there are some fun plans in the works for the Weekend of October 15th and 16th!!

Hope you all have a creative and happy weekend! Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day Crop

Today is World Card Making Day!

All around the Web you will find many Crops and challenges to help get you started on those Holiday Cards or just any type of card making that you need to get finished.

The Sisterhood of Scrap is one of those stops you should add to your list.
There will be challenges , tutorials and RAK prizes to be found there!

You have until Monday to create and post your different cards and projects!
Plenty of inspiration to get you started.

Hope to see you there!
PS. just a little Toot from me, I am now part of the Design Team! WOOOOHOOO!!