Wednesday, February 29, 2012

First Dip

I love Echo Park products and I love how this layout turned out! It's a photo of my grandnephew Ryan.

PP, die cuts, stickers: Echo Park
Cardstock: A.C.
Mist: Studio Calico
Twine: Twinery
Chipboard: The girl's paperie
Sketch: Creative Scrappers
Stamp: K&Co.
Ink: ColorBox, Memento
Misc: Silhouette, machine stitching

A couple of closeups. I really like how the banners turned out.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

myStamp BOX Design Team call – take the leap with us!

ATTENTION all stampers and myStamp BOX fans!

We are looking for new Designers to join our team. If you are enthusiastic about our stamps, love to stamp, are a good team player, and know a thing or two about blogging, you are the right match for us! We are interested in designers with a variety of styles who can creatively showcase myStamp BOX designs in their layouts, cards, altered art, and other projects. No previous design team experience is necessary. International applicants are welcome to apply.

Our Term is 6 months from April 1st, 2012 to September 30th, 2012.

Team requirements:
* 4 projects per month
* 1 blog entry per month including good quality photos of a project and instructions/tutorial
* Upload all projects to the myStamp BOX website gallery and other online galleries
* Submit at least 2 projects per term for submission to print magazines of your choice
* Occasionally help with additional design opportunities – new stamp sets, classes, etc.
* make myStamp BOX the only stamping company you design for during this term!

Team benefits:

*bio and picture on the website, with links to your blog
*a starter kit of stamp sets and myStamp BOX products and additional stamp sets throughout your term
*other free scrapbooking supplies from product partners as they become available
*30% discount on purchased myStamp BOX items during your term

Please include in your application:
*personal information (your name, address)
*a short paragraph about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit for myStamp BOX.
*link to your blog and gallery
*3-5 examples of your work showcasing your stamping ability and style

Applications are due on Leap Day – February 29th, 2012.
Send your application to
myStamp BOX website:

So go ahead, take the leap and apply for the team. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Until then – happy stamping!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Stop the Presses!!

I am very happy and excited to announce that not only did I make it onto one Design Team this week.......I made it onto two!!! How awesome is that!

First off I will be designing for Tickle Trunk Memories. What is so awesome is that this site is Canadian. There aren't many monthly kit clubs that come from Canada so I am thrilled to be a part of the first DT. Check out the store and see all the wonderful products that are showing up every day.
Thanks Jacqueline for this wonderful opportunity! You can see the links to the site and to my fellow DT members on my sidebar.

The other piece of happy e-mail was that I am now designing for Cord Scrapbook Studio!! They too have some awesome new products in the store and the other cool thing is being able to get your photos printed also.
I have a link in my sidebar for the store and my fellow DT members.
Thanks to Stephanne for letting me be a part of this fabulous venture.

So stay tuned for lots of scrappy goodness coming to my blog really soon!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Since I don’t have any little ones at home any more I like to give my grandnephews a little something on Valentine’s Day.

I’m going to give them these little treat bags filled with candy hearts and to decorate the bags I made the treat bag toppers which will double as a card.

Cardstock: A.C.
Stamps: myStampBOX
Twine: Doodlebug
Ink: Memento, Jenni Bowlin
Pearls: Recollections
Stickers: Glitz
Misc: Stickles, Copics, Cameo

On both the toppers I used little heart from the Symbols stamps set to create my background.

Each topper has a robot (which I know the little boys will love) from the Programmed Robots set which I stamped, coloured with Copics, cut out and popped onto the topper.

For Evan’s treat bag I used the sentiment from Programmed Robots to stamp onto an extra heart.

For the sentiment on Ryan’s bag I used a stamp from the Straightforward set and stamped it on a banner.

I think they turned out adorable!!

Have a great Valentine’s everyone!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Just Chilling

At myStampBOX all the DT had to create a project using Blue and/or Purple and this was perfect timing for Chris' challenge at Scrapbook Heaven to use lots of blue.

I made a layout of my youngest son and used a colour blocking technique.

Cardstock: A.C., Bazzill
Stamps: myStampBOX (Programmed Robots, Colour Me)
Ribbon: SNS
Chipboard: LYB
Ink: Memento
Marker: Faber Castell

I had fun with all the colouring. :)

Make sure you head over and check out all the other fabulous projects!

Top 5!!!

I've made it into the top 5 at Practical Scrappers!! WooHoo!!

The competition is getting very tough and it won't be easy to make it into the top 3 but I'm hoping with your help once again that I might be able to achieve it. So if could follow this link and vote for me again I would really appreciate it. You guys are the best!!

The criteria for this round was: Use only one picture
It should have a "love" theme
Red should be the dominant color
Use five hearts

I used a photo of my grand nephew Evan. How could you not love that face!!
I had lots of fun making those accordion rosettes from the patterned paper.

Cardstock: A.C.
PP: Cosmo Cricket
Stamps: Sassafras
Stickers: Glitz
Letters: Girls Paperie
Scissors: Fiskars
Unk: Brads, ribbon, buttons
Machine stitching, Versamark, Embossing powder

Some closeups.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Will you vote for me?

It seems like I'm always asking for your votes and yes I am asking again.

I submitted some projects to Cord Scrapbook Studio to apply to be on their Design Team and they are being helped to make the decision based on viewer votes so wondering if you would be so kind as to help me out again.

The link is here.

My projects are in rows 1, 11 (2 in this row), 17 & 19.
Here are the projects that you will be looking for:

Post it note holders.

Thanks everyone!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Round 4!!!

Well I made it into round 4 at Practical Scrappers!!! Top 11....Yay! Thanks everyone for your votes. I truly appreciate it!

I couldn't blog about it any earlier because we just got back from a trip to the Dominican. We had a wonderful time.

For this round the contestants were asked to make a layout with black and white and a pop of color and we had to use at least 2 photos.
For my page I took some pictures of my DD at her wedding with her 2 flowergirls. For my POP of colour I chose to use make it "girly" of course. :)

Here are some closeups.

I would really appreciate your votes again if you wouldn't mind. You can vote right here.
Today is the last day to vote.
Thanks again!!