Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My TES Funday Monday Post

I am back from vacation, & seems like am jumping back into life w/ both feet. My family & I went to the beach for a week. Had a fabulous time! Although hot, it was a lot of fun. The day we got home, I helped dh unload the car, unpack a few things, then 90 minutes later jumped in my car for a scrappy retreat. Yesterday I was totally playing catch up from the week. It was fun to be away, but I have to say, there is no place like home. ;o)

With that being said, here is the post for the Everyday Scrapper, yesterday:

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Happy Monday!!!! It is a HOT one here, again, with the threat of some major thunder storms. I hope that everyone is staying cool & everyone is enjoying the summer!

Do you ever sew on your layouts, cards or projects. If you do, do you hand stitch or use a sewing machine. I love the look of sewing/stitching on layouts, & must admit, that in addition to sewing on my layouts, I “faux stitch” as well. I take my lil journaling pen, & draw my stitches!! Sometimes I just don’t have the time, or don’t feel like whipping out my sewing machine, or threading that needle.

Here are a few layouts that have hand stitching, & faux stitching. Can you tell the difference?

Could you tell? The 1st & 4th are “faux stitced”, the 2nd, 3rd, & 5th are hand stitched.

Do you do any kind of stitching on your layouts, cards, or projects? If so, please share with us in the forum what you have done. Just click here to take you to the post.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Crop Stop Ink & Stamp Spot Post

Today I posted at the Crop Stop the weekly Ink & Stamp Spot in the forum & on the blog.

I recently learned a new technique & loved it so much that I have to share it with you. Someone (you know who you are, Lisa) suggested taking a die cut sheet & putting it on a piece of card stock & misting it to leave the illusion of the die. Now, this might not be new to you, but I am really afraid of Glimmer Mist, so this is outside the box for me. I didn't have any die cuts, so I just cut a large circle. I then misted it & left the impression of the circle on the paper. I also took some flourish stamps & stamped in the corner of my page. Of course I inked all the edges of my papers, to give it that finished look. To top it off, I added some accents with Liquid Pearls.


Here is my finished project:



Do you use Glimmer Mist on your projects? If so, please share with us how you use it, or show us your projects that you've used them on. Give this scared girl some encouragement to use her Glimmer Mist a little more often.


You can find this project, & many other incredible tips, ideas, etc. in the forum here.


Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper Monday Post

HAPPY MONDAY!!! Below please find the post that I did over at The Everyday Scrapper.

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Thank you for stopping by this fine Monday morning. I hope you had a great weekend, & are as excited for for the summer as I am, as the first day of summer is today. As you read this, I am sitting on the beach with my toes in the sand. Aaahhh, summer vacations! :o)

Today I have something for you that is so easy & fun, that the best of the best, or the newest of scrapbookers can do it. Have you ever scrapped a layout with nothing but some cardstock & a sheet of stickers? Sounds challenging, right? But it can be done. See:

Now, I did use some scrap paper as a border between the pictures & the stickers, but it was that simple. (I apologize for the clarity of the picture, for some reason my camera wouldn't focus right on the stickers).

If you give this a try, or have ever done something like this before, please head on over to the forum & share with us your creations. We love to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Friday, June 18, 2010

From Here 2 Scrapternity June 15-30th Challenges

Ok girls, it's time for a new set of challenges over at From Here 2 Scrapternity!!

There are 6 fabulous challenges posted by me & the other DT members, so hurry on over & check them out.

Below, please find my challenges that I have issued:

Use Your Stash Challenge

For this one, my challenge to you is to dig deep into your stash & use 15 or more buttons on a layout or card. Big buttons, fancy buttons, color buttons, plain buttons, tiny buttons....I don't care, but you must use a minimum of 15 buttons.


Here is what I came up with for this challenge:


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Journaling Challenge

For this one, my challenge to you is to is to journal, but hide it somewhere on your lo. Anywhere, doesn't matter, but it has to have hidden journaling somewhere on your lo.


Here is what I came up with for this challenge:


The journaling is on the tag w/ the funky ribbons on the right side. Pull the ribbons to reveal my journaling.


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Please have your creations posted in the appropriate threads at FH2S by 11:59pm PST on June 30th to be eligible for a small RAK from me.


Have fun with these, enjoy, & I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper Sunday Sketch

This past Sunday a new sketch was revealed at The Everyday Scrapper. If you feel inspired, please join us on the forum and share your take on the sketch. This sketch was created by our very own Mia Clarke!! exclusively for TES!




Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

From Here 2 Scrapternity Challenges, June 1-14

Every month the Inspirational Team (That’s Me!!!) From Here 2 Scrapternity will post 6 challenges on the 1st & the 15th. My fellow team mates came up with some incredible challenges on June 1st & have given us until the 14th to complete them. I extended the complete by date for my challenges to June 19th, as I posted my challenges late. So there is still time to complete my challenges! (see earlier post here). Sometimes RAKs are offered, sometimes it’s just for bragging rights.

The challenges from June 1st were so much fun! I had posted my take on the sketch challenge yesterday, as I used a new technique that was challenged at Scraptacular, so please scroll down to see it, but here are the other 3:

This was for the ad challenge:


I used the dots of the lifesavers & the stripes on the lifesavers as my inspiration.

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Recipe Challenge:

1 piece of card stock, 2 pattern paper, 4+ brads, 2 different fonts:


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And color challenge:

Black, white, & pink:

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If you missed the challenges from June 1st, have no fear, new challenges have been listed on the 15th, so please head on over & check it out!

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Scraptacular/FH2S Challenges

Last week, Lisa posted a challenge in the Scraptacular forum, & boy was it a challenge for me! She wanted us to break out the Glimmer Mist, & use a die cut sheet as a template, & spray around it so the illusion of the die cut was left on the paper. As you may or may not know, I am SCARED of glimmer mist! It is just so far out of my comfort zone. But, she issued a challenge, & I chose to accept.


Instead of a die cut sheet, I cut a circle & used it as my template. I put it down & sprayed away (biting my nails all the while). Well, I did it! I faced my fears, & used the Glimmer Mist & here is what I came up with, using a sketch at the From Here 2 Scrapternity site, for a sketch challenge (yes, I combined challenges & killed 2 birds with 1 stone), however, this sketch was perfect for the glimmer mist challenge! This is what I came up with:


Thanks for looking & have a fabulous day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Everyday Scrapper – Funday Monday Post

Below please find what I posted over at The Everyday Scrapper today. And as an fyi, my Cuttlebug was purchased at the Crop Stop. Head on over there for some excellent goodies & tell them I sent you. (Use AnnelieseB on your order for a discount. See my sidebar blinkie).

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Good Monday Morning to you! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!

Recently I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a Cuttlebug. I’ve always admired everyone’s embossed projects, & wished that I could do the same. Since I didn’t have an embossing machine, I was getting tips from people to wet my paper, use everyday household items to put on the paper, then stand on it, or put heavy books on it, & other crazy ideas like that. I would just laugh, but never tried any of those outlandish ideas. So, when the opportunity presented itself to finally get my Cuttlebug, I pounced. I only have a few folders, but boy is it fun & easy, & the embossed images just add that little extra touch.

I have been playing with my Cuttlebug like crazy & just seeing what I can do with it. Here are 2 cards that I embossed then I lightly sanded over top to let the images stand out just a little bit more.

And, yes, below is a Mother’s Day card. I haven’t seen my mom yet, & will see her this weekend. I did not sand this one, just left it as is.

Do you have any kind of embossing tool? If so, what kind of things do you do with it? Do you make cards, images, put them on your layouts? Whatever you do with it, please head on over to the forum & share with us what you like to do.

Thanks for looking & have a great week!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Cupcake Card - Wild Card Cricut Cartridge

I posted this on the CropStop blog today. Thought I would share here too. :o)
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Here is a cute & quick card that I made using my Wild Card cricut cartridge. It was about 5 cuts, but it was real easy. I found some "party" stickers, & added them as the curly ques, & the dots on the cupcake. I stickled the dots to make them stand out a little. Nothing fancy, but perfect for a 5 year olds b-day.



Thanks for looking! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

CropStop Sale-a-bration!

Cropstop is having a huge SALE-A-BRATION starting today, and ending on Sunday, June 13th at 6 P.M., EST!

Don't wait to shop because supplies are limited! Use coupon code, "TWENTY" before completing your Cropstop order. Mention my name, "Anneliese" in the "special instruction" box and you will receive a small, added thank you of some ribbon!

Some quick links...

European Embossing Folders

Martha Stewart Punches

Tim Holtz Dies and Embossing Folders

New Cuttlebug Embossing Folders

Heartfelt Creation Stamps/match Spellbinder dies!

Cri-Kits/new pens for your Cricut Machine

http://www.cropstop.com/

*Coupon excludes Scor Pal and good only on in stock items!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper Sunday Sketch

Yes, I know, it’s not Sunday, but better late than never, right?

This past Sunday a new sketch was posted over at TES. This is what I created from the sketch:

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This is Emma at 13 months old. This is when she finally stopped looking like a preemie & started getting some meat on her bones.

I used all Basic Grey paper, & stickers, that I’m not sure who makes. The paper is from my dear pal Sharon, she made an incredible offer that I couldn’t resist for a boxful of BG supplies! Thank you Sharon!!! As you can see, I am already putting it to good use!

Have a great day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper - Funday Monday

Below please find my Monday post on The Everyday Scrapper. Of course you could go there yourself to check it out and while there, stop in at the forum & chat it up a bit.

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend & are ready to check out something fun with me today.

Are you one of those peole who save all your corks with intentions to do something with them, but then leave them sit in bags, untouched. Well, my aunt used to pass corks along to my sister & I with our intentions to make "cork boards". After years of this, & litterally, a trashbag full of corks, I decided that it was time to do something about it, so I created this:

I got an old extra large picture frame, sanded it a little, & painted with a light coat of paint, just to give it some color. Then I took some brown leather ribbon & adhered it around the grove of the frame. I embellished it with a flower & some bling to "girl it up". As for the cork part, I used cardboard, cut to the size of the frame backing, got rid of the glass from the frame. I then used my glue gun & created a pattern with the corks, making sure that they were sucure. & Voila! A pretty little cork board, made from real corks.

If you have done something like this, or made something out of corks, please go to the forum & share with us what you've done. We would love to see your creations.

Thanks for looking & have another great week!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Scraptacular June Kit

I actually got to create with Scraptacular’s June kit this month! It was not my month, but Beth has a bonus pet kit for June, so she had us all creating this month! Yahoo! As you know her kits are fabulous, & June’s was no exception.

Here is what I came up with:

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This is a funny picture to scrap, I know, but Emma insisted that I take these pictures, & since it is of her beloved Teddy, how could I resist. She has had him since she is one, & she still needs to sleep with him at night. Her security blankee. The pics were taken just this year.

Created with the May sketch at Crop Stop.

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These pics are of lil Audra when she was only 7 months old. Just sitting in the grass. Boy they sure do grow up fast!!

Created with a weekly sketch from The Everyday Scrapper.

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My sweet Emma! This was at the beach in Ocean City, Md. in 2008. She didn’t quite know what to make of the kites, but she surely couldn’t stop staring at them. I just loved this picture.

Created with a weekly sketch from The Everyday Scrapper.

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And lastly, Emma & her cousin Nicholas, at age 19 months, in 2006. They have always been buddies, & still are to this day!

Created using a sketch made exclusively for Scraptacular, by Liz Chidester at http://www.thescrappiest.blogspot.com/

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That’s all I have for you today. Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Challenges//FH2S Announcement

I know, I know, I have been MIA again. I hope that everyone is doing well, & staying healthy. I was so sick last weekend! I was in bed the entire holiday weekend! I still have a sore throat, but otherwise am feeling much better.

As I was getting back into the groove of everyday life this week, I got to do a little scrapping. But before I go any further, I wanted to let you know that I have been selected to be on the Inspirational Team for From Here 2 Scrapternity!!! WooooHooo!!! I found out before I got sick, but never got to tell everyone! I am super excited because I love it over there. I have been hanging there since last summer. The ladies are super, the crops are fantastic, & the challenges are achievable!

With that being said, I have posted my first 2 challenges over there. A Use Your Stash challenge, & a journaling challenge.

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Use Your Stash

My challenge to you is to use your scrap paper to create cards. You know you have it, those small scraps of paper, that you just can't bring yourself to throw away, after that beautiful lo that you just created. But for some reason, you just don't ever seem use them. Well, this is your chance. Please create at least 2 cards using those scraps that you have meant to use.
Here are my creations:

(card created from the sketch at Crop Stop)
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Head on over to the Scrap Your Stash challenge at FH2S to be eligible for a RAK from me.

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Journaling Challenge

My challenge to you is to journal, but in diamond formation. You can journal an entire paragraph, just a few words, your own words, or pre-done words, just as long as it is in a diamond formation.
Here is my creation:

(layout created by sketch at CropStop).
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Head on over to the Journaling Challenge at FH2S to be eligible for a RAK from me.