Monday, July 23, 2012

Stamp-a-Faire farewell

Link up time is over, but I'll still be working on the 3 challenges I have not yet completed. Here is a gathering of what I've done so far. I love it all!

Tie-Dye Technique challenge

So everyone always does some kind of tie dye project at camp, right? Today, Nichole presented several different techniques to create a tie dye look for cards. So the most alluring technique presented today for me was to get my hands all gloppy with SHAVING CREAM!! SOOOO much fun!! Here is my "tie-dye" shaving foam card!
Please click on the card for a closer look! Thanks for looking! Tree

Craft Conservation Challenge

Here we are again with another challenge. This time our challenge was to use ONLY the items listed below: •STAMPS: Natural Beauties only (or another floral set as a substitute if needed) •PAPER: Stamper's Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse •RIBBON: Hawaiian Shores Bitty Dot •BUTTONS: Simply Chartreuse So here is my take on the challenge!

PTI Memory Preservation Challenge

Papertrey Ink's Stamp-A-Faire continues with the next challenge: Memory preservation- Mini Books Our challenge was to create a mini album choosing from several different techniques as presented by the various design team members. The full details of the challenge can be found HERE. So, here is my take on the challenge. School is just around the corner and what a great reason to create a mini book for Connor's 4th grade year! I always take a picture of him on the first and last day of school to see how much he's grown! I love the fact that I can add on to the little book as the year goes on! I was inspired by Betsy Veldman and Ashley Cannon-Newell's techniques so I decided to combine the two techniques into one book!!
My nickname for Connor is "Peach", so what a perfect little stamp to use for his 1st day of school picture!
I thought it'd be cute to incorporate pockets as Ashley did out of envelopes to house little notes or mementos. When Connor was in FIRST grade, I found a note in his pocket from a little girl in his class. She had written her phone number on it with a note that said "call me". Can you believe it starts in FIRST GRADE now!! OMG!! LOL!
So the inspiration for this little page came from Melissa Phillips, as she used the pocket die on her mini. I thought it'd be cute to jot down Connor's height, weight and special interests on the first day, then do it all over again on the last day to compare how he's changed in the course of 9 months.
So, there you have it (for now)!! I will post the finished book at the end of the school year! Papertrey ink has so many innovative products that make scrapping so much easier and stylish, such as the card base-ics #2 die that was used to create this album. You can order this die HERE. Thanks for looking! Tree

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Ribbon Challenge

Next up, here's my take on the RIBBON CHALLENGE, which you can find the details about HERE.
Please click on the photo for a better look! :-)

Morning Make n Take

Stamp-A-Faire is here! And first up is a Make-n-Take directed by the fabulous Nichole Heady!! Please play along! The details can be found HERE. Here is my make-n-take:
Stay tuned for more!!!


Due to ridiculous technical difficulties getting logged in to my blog, I am late for the meet and greet but I'm posting anyway. I'm so pissed about this. I now have a NEW gmail account that I didn't even want just so I can log in to this blog. WTH???

Friday, July 20, 2012

Meet Cad

Cad was injured a year ago and is a walking miracle today! Read his story, HERE. To celebrate his recovery, Cad is hosting a sweet giveaway on Moriah's blog!! Cheers to you Cad!! xox

Stamp-A-Faire starts tonight!!!

I have to teach at a crop at our church tonight. I will be there from 4 pm to midnite. But, I will (hopefully!) be up and at 'em bright and early at 7 am for the first round of activities with Papertrey Ink's first online Stamp-a-Faire!! I can't wait. Some of my stamps are going to finally get some love! YAY!!! Anyone can participate and the event is FREE!! All the deets can be found: HERE Hope you will join in the fun!!!

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