Saturday, March 20, 2010

A bunch of things going on.

My sister arrived on Thursday afternoon and I am so excited that she is here. I love having members of my family close. On Friday, I went to the local Scrapbook Expo and after a really bad start to the day, I enjoyed myself. Between classes, I walked the Expo floor and stopped at the Melissa Frances booth. Her stuff is really great, vintage, girly, without being overly cutesy. The booth was offering a make and take, so I figured why not? I told the teacher of the make and take how much my bff, Daniela, loved the Melissa Frances stuff, how she uses it a lot in her projects, blah, blah, blah, only to realize I was ACTUALLY TALKING TO MELISSA FRANCES. Yep, she was teaching the make and take and here I was jabbering away about how awesome she is. So, in honor of Daniela, I took a picture with Melissa, wearing The Art Life shirt. A little cross publicity, right?

For those of you non-Twi-hards that read this blog, bear with me for a minute. Last night at midnight the New Moon DVD was released to the eager public. I was, of course, part of that public. My sis and I went to the "party" at the local Borders, where we played some games and waited with the other obsessed. So, now I am the proud owner of the New Moon DVD. Haven't watched it yet, but it is still nice to know it is in the house. My sister and I represented Team Jacob, loud and proud.

Last, but most certainly not least, Paper Popsicles and Cheeky Radish have a bunch of fun things going on. First, you simply MUST check out what fellow DT Member, Callie, did with the marshmallow bunny shaped card template. It is SO sweet, it almost gives me a toothache. I LOVE it. Also, when the Cheeky Radish group at SNR Card Universe hits 100 members there will be a FREE exclusive digi image AND shaped template. These are so exclusive, even the DT hasn't seen them yet. So, please become a member so we can all get this free goodness. Being a member of SNR Card Universe is great as well, because of the weekly challenges and inspiration you will find there, especially in the very talented Cheeky Radish group. And don't forget that there is still the weekly Easter theme this week and the monthly RAK is still up for grabs. The more you play, the more chances to win!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

You may notice a new blinkie

That's right. I am a designer for Cheeky Radish and Paper Popsicles!!! I am very excited at this chance to work with these fabulous ladies again. Their digital stamps and shaped cards are so much fun to work with, plus you can size to whatever fits your design needs AND they take up no storage space in the scraproom!!! How can you not love that? So, just quick before I scamper back into the Squirrel Hole, if you haven't already, head over to Paper Popsicles and check out what is going on. There is still a chance to enter for this great blog candy!

Also, there is a great prize full of Sassafras Lass for the month of March. The more you play in the challenges during the month, the more times you will be entered to win the March prize.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Ten things that make me happy

Uh-oh, two posts in one day, look out.

Susan of Susan's Little Scraps, who I swear is related to me in at least some obscure way because she totally has my sense of humor and shares my love of kitch, passed this award onto me. Again, I normally avoid these things, but how wonderful is it to take a moment and say at least 10 things that make you happy? And, I would do just about anything for that girl, so here goes...

10. A glass of good wine.

9. The smell of grunge paper, leather, coconut, fresh coffee, freshly cut wood, and the desert after a summer rain.

8. Good hair days that coincide with good skin days that coincide with good outfit days.

7. Traveling.

6. Blankets. One can never have too many blankets.

5. Vintage items, especially quilts, fabulous dresses, shoes, purses, hats, and glamorous furniture.

4. Costume jewelry.

3. The ocean. In the summer, I love the warmth from the sand and the sun on the waves, in the winter I love the turbulence and the grays. I would live near the ocean if it was only my choice.

2. The true ring of a child's laughter.

1. A hot shower or bath.

I decided to keep this purely on the top level and purposefully left out all those fabulous loved ones who are in my world. I will pass this onto some of you, but will contact you on the DL in case you don't want to play along. ;P

*Edited because in a completely typical, but still utterly bonehead moment, I forgot to put in the link to Susan's awesome blog. Please forgive me, Susan!?!?*

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Love when something works!!

So I had this vision the other night while I should have been sleeping. Shrinky-dink Twilight characters using the Greeting Farm stamps! So, last night I was up until 2am trying desperately to find my unopened package of Shriny-dink paper. To no avail. But this morning, I got up and went to the craft store, bought some Shrinky-dink paper, and an hour an a half later, TA-DA!!!

Now these are the prototypes.  I need to work on the coloring, but I am so excited at how cute they are!!! Here is what I have done with them and I plan to wear them proudly tonight to the crop.

Even better is that you can put this paper into your printer, so that means I can print out the dressy versions of the Cullens via the Greeting Farms digital images!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A quick project, then back to work

As I mentioned yesterday, what I am working on right now isn't stuff I can really share. (Thank you, Mara, for your sweet and encouraging words. It means a lot, especially coming from someone as talented as yourself.) Last night, I did make this super cute project my friend Daniela gave me. She actually did this as a Make and Take at a local scrap store. Can you believe how cute this is? I must ask her where these papers came from. Anyways, I couldn't resist this photo of my niece. With blue eyes and a gummy grin like that, I am putty for this kid. I love my brother, but am so glad Cady-Bird inherited her mommy's beautiful blue peepers!

This now hangs above my scrap desk for inspiration. It is had to tell in this photo, but the red ribbon actually says "love" in pretty script. I even had left overs from this to add to other projects. That is one of the many reasons I love Daniela and her Art Life projects. She includes so much fabulous product that even an embellie heavy nut such as myself always has left overs.

Okay, back to the scrap room I go!