Sunday, March 31, 2013

Red Carpet Studios - Anything Goes

Happy Easter!  What a glorious day!  He is Risen Indeed!!!  I hope that you are reflecting on the meaning of Easter, & celebrating the day for He has died for us & our sins. 

With that being said, welcome to another challenge for Red Carpet Studios!  This challenge is for the week of March 31st - April 6th, and both the card & layout design teams played along. 

The challenge, if you so choose to accpet is an Anything goes Easter challenge.  Yes, you read that right!  So, you don't have to make a card, or a layout, you can make anything that your lil heart desires! 

Our sponsor this week is:  Verve Stamps - http://shopverve.com/  and the prize is a  $30 gift certificate!  Wow!!  That is awesome!!



This week, Verve Stamps graciously provided us with stamps to use on our projects.  It was a cute little bunny, flower, & some Easter sayings.  Since it was anything goes, I stepped out of my comfort zone & decided to make some tags for the girls Easter baskets.  Here are the two tags that I made...the bunny is the stamp, as well as the "Hoppy Easter" saying. 


 
This second one is my fave of the 2.  I'm just saying.  ;)
 
Thank you for stopping by & looking today.  Remember to head over to RCS to enter your anything goes project for your chance at the fabulous prize this week.   I can't wait to see what you create. 
 
"The Lord is close to all those who call on him...." Psalms 145:18

Happy Easter!!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #258

Hello there!  What are you up to today?  Anything exciting?  I hope so!
Today a new sketch is posted at Nuts About Sketches. This one was particularly fun.  I love layering, as I've mentioned before, & this sketched allowed for lots of layers. 
 

Look at my little peanut again.  Audra is very happy that I've been scrapping her lately.  She was always asking why I had so many pictures/layouts of Emma, & not her.  She is about 2 months old here, & was starting to lift her head quite well. 

Thank you for visiting me.  I hope to see you again soon.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Red Carpet Studio - The Secret Garden

Hello Sunday!  With Sunday comes another movie card challenge at Red Carpet Studio, & it's a good one!  This challenge runs from March 24th - March 30th.  The challenge, if you so choose to accept, is based on the movie  "The Secret Garden" where you must use flowers on your card.  This weeks challenge is sponsored by  Saturated Canary - http://saturated-canary.myshopify.com/ .  The lucky winner will win  2 digis of thier choice.


 
With that being said, here is what I created for this challenge using an image from Saturated Canary:
 
 
 
I used my Tombow markers (all of them, I think!  lol), & everything else is random. Random cardstock scraps, random twine, random flowers & jewels, & a touch of glitter from my glitter pen.
 



And, I loved this challenge so much, that I created this with one as well:

 
I used a prima flower, as well as petaloo flower strip, & there are flowers on the branches that the bird is sitting on.  I love to layer, & boy did I layer here. 
 
Thanks for looking today.  Be sure to head over to Red Carpet Studio & link up your flower card for your chance to win some fun digi stamps.
 
Have a great day!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #257

It's another glorious Monday, in the middle of March!  It seems like just yesterday that we celebrating the new year.  I tell you, as I get older, the days, weeks, months just FLY by!  Time goes so fast! 
 
It's Monday, so you know what I am going to say. Nuts About Sketches has a new sketch up today.  Another double page sketch at that. Here is my take on the sketch:
 
 
 
I used pink card stock, & fussy cut the big flowers out of patterned paper.  On the yellow & white ones, I used liquid pearls for a dimensional look, & the pink flowers I ued Glossy Accents.  I wish I would've used the Glossy Accents on all of them, but I still like the effect I got w/ the liquid pearls.  I embellished with jeweled brads, & doodled the lines around the outside of the pages. 
 
The pictures are, of course, of the girls. At an early age they just loved each other.  Emma couldn't keep her hands off of Audra!!  So much so, that you can see, she picked her nose!!  Ewwww!  But it was funny.  When they saw this lo, Emma just laughed & said, "Well, Audra does that on her own now."  The things kids say.
 
Thank you for looking today.  I hope to see you again soon. 
Have a good one. 

Monday, March 11, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #256

Hello there!  It is another start to the week, & I hope you all are having a fabulous one. It's Monday! Time for a new sketch at Nuts About Sketches, so be sure to swing by & check it out.  Here is what I created with it:
 

Awww!  Look at my baby!  This was her at 2 months old.  She recently celebrated her 6th birthday, so looking at these pictures really brings a tear to my eye.  That pudgy face, the dark eyes.  Boy time does fly!   That is why I love scrapbooking!  I can go back in time & preserve these cute pictures & remember those days.  Anyway.....

Thank you for looking.  Be sure to seing by NAS to see the sketch & what my fellow DT members created.

Have a splendid day!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Red Carpet Studio - Leprechaun

Happy Sunday!  I both love & hate Sundays!  I love them in the fact that I get to go to church, then relax & hang w/ my family.  I hate them because it signifies that the weekend is almost over.  Well, enjoy what is left of the day & savour every moment that you get with your family.

Today at Red Carpet Studio a new card challenge has been posted. The challenge runs from March 10th - 16th.  The challenge is based on the movie "Leprechaun" - Use 2 shades of green on your card.  That is easy enough, right?  This weeks challenge is being sponsored by  Clearly Digi Stamps - http://www.cleardollarstamps.com/ & the prize will be a $15 digital stamp gift certificate.


 

Here is the card that I have created:

 
 
I used the October Afternoon "Night Light" line that had come out many years ago.  I loved that paper so much that I had bought multiple packs.  I have used it so much, but still have a lot of it left over.  Some little boy or girl will receive this card in the months to come, with all the birthday parties that we get invited to. 
 
 
Now, head on over to RCS & link of up your green card creation for your chance to win the fun prize this week!
 
Have a great day.

Friday, March 8, 2013

From Here 2 Scrapternity: Card Challenge

Hello!  It is a glorious day, isn't it?  I am so glad that you have visited me today. 
 
I am going to share with you a few more things from the From Here 2 Scrapternity crop from February.  I know that you have seen these images before, for work that I had done for The Red Carpet Studio Challenge blog, but I loved them so much, that I have used them again (& again, & again, &again).  I have actually made about 10 more cards with these images, for the babies at church.  I will spare you all that I have done, but I can say that I just love these digital images.
 
The challenge for the crop was to make 2 cards w/ stamped images, patterned paper, hearts, & a sentiment:
 
 
This image is from Saturated Canary.
 
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This image is from Squigglefly.
 
Ok, so I don't have a sentiment, but honestly, I don't own many stamps, so a sentiment didn't make it on my cards, & I am just now noticing that there isn't a heart on my second card...oops, but there is one on the but of the butterfly baby on the first card. 
 
Thanks for looking today.  I promise not to post any more projects with these images.  I hope to get more for my digitial collection soon though!  It is quite addicting! 
 
Have a great day!  See you soon!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

From Here 2 Scrapternity: Scraplift & Color

Hi there!  How are you today?  I hope that you are doing great.  Spring break is fast approaching, & the kids will have some well deserved time off from school.  Can you believe in about 2months, school will be over.  I can't!!  Boy time sure goes by so much faster than when I was in school!
 
I wanted to share with you a few more projects that I've done that were challenges at the From Here 2 Scrapternity crop a few weeks back.  Yes, I am still sharing these!  Before you know it, the next crop will be happening! 
 
This layout was created for the Scraplift challenge.  A digital layout was given as inspiration, & we had to create our own as close to it as possible.  Here is my outcome: 
 
 
I used Basic Grey paper, & embellishments, random buttons & ribbon, & my label maker for the subtitle. 
 
The picture is from Emma's birthday in 2011.  We always got family pictures at birthday parties. I had made her a Rapunzel birthday cake, complete with tower.  It is funny to see this picture, my face is sooo full!  lol.
 
 And this next layout was created for the color challenge.  We had to use Red, White, Black, & a color of our choice.  I chose orange, but there is some yellow in there as well.

 
You will never guess what paper line I used.  Basic Grey, of course!  I don't think they have ever come out with a line that I didn't like! 
 
The picture is of our old dog, Charley.  He was very very old when we moved to TX, so unfortunately, we were not able to bring him with us.  He was a great dog, & we miss him. 
 
Thank you for looking today.  I hope you enjoyed my creations.  & please be sure to come back again soon.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Winner Winner Winner!!

I hope that you all enjoyed the Red Carpet Studio Leprechaun Blog Hop this weekend!  I know I was super busy & hopped on through, but didn't leave love the way that I should've.  But everyone's projects from both the card & layout teams were incredible!  I loved them all, & they were all so inspirational. 

During the hop, I promised that I would offer a RAK.  So, by random.org draw, the winner of my RAK is:

 
Fun Stamping
 
If you could please email me at amgrassi@comcast.net with your information, I will get that out to you as soon as I can.
 
Thanks for hopping, & for continuing to stop back & chek out my obsession! :o)
 
Have a great day!  

Monday, March 4, 2013

Nuts About Sketches - #255 - Good & Bad News

Good news & bad news!  The bad news first:  My term with Nuts About Sketches has come to an end.  Oh it's a sad day in the Grassi house.  The good news is that I was selected to be on her team for the next term as well!  Yay!!  I just love being on Shawn's team!  The sketches are always so much fun, & I really love seeing what everyone does with them.  In order to apply for this term, we needed to use, of course, one of her sketches.  Here is the layout I submitted to reapply:


The base is green card stock, I forget what the paper line is, but I fussy cut the flower from patterned paper.  I glimmer misted the chipboard green to make a stem, added random buttons, ribbon, thickers, & Tim Holtz mini word/phrases.  The pictures are of Emma, me, & my cousins son, Nicholas.  They were a little more than a year and a half here, & I was prego w/ Audra. They were quietly playing on my lap, but they were so cuddly.  We miss Nicholas so much!!

Well, I am so thrilled to be remaining on the NAS sketch team.  I can't wait to see what Shawn has in store for us in the months to come.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Red Carpet Studio: Lucky Leprechaun Blog Hop

Welcome to Day 2 of the Lucky Leprechaun Blog Hop, brought to you by the card design team of Red Carpet Studio!


If you've come from  Kim's blog you're in the right place. If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Red Carpet Studio.

This hop was put together to share with you fun and creative ideas for St. Patrick's Day projects along with introduce you to our new design team members AND officially announce our March Lucky Link-Up contest!

Before we get to all that fun information, I'd like to share my project with you. I created...



Have I ever mentioned how much I now enjoy making cards!  I honestly used all scraps for this card.  I had a random piece of left over green cardstock.  I used my cricut to cut the clovers from the Designer's Calendar cartridge.  When I pulled the clovers off the paper, I just used the same paper, cut to size, for my card.  I then embossed the clovers using a Tim Holtz folder in my Cuttlebug, & embossed a white scrap piece of cardstock to match. I pop dotted the clovers to give them some dimension, added buttons, ribbon, & letters for the word "lucky".  Voila!  A card completely made from my scraps.  Now only if I had the time to make more cards, as my scrap pile has turned into a box!! 

I haven't given a RAK in a long time, so, I think it might be about time for me to do so.  If you leave me a comment, & become a follower of my blog, you will be entered into a random draw for a RAK (yet to be determined).  Stop back next week to see if you are a winner!

And of course we have some wonderful sponsors giving away prizes to those who comment both days on every stop of the hop. :)

3 digis of winner's choice

6 digital image sets

5 digital stamps

$10 gift certificate

Winners will be announced at Red Carpet Studio on Tuesday March 5th along with the winners of our wedding/anniversary card challenge.

And now for our March Lucky Link-Up announcement! Each challenge entry in March will enter you to win over $200 in gift certificates to all sorts of online scrapbooking stores, from stamp companies, to paper piecing, to digital scrapbooking sites, and more. Check out the Lucky Link-Up page on the blog for a complete list of sponsors and details about the contest. We're also listing ALL of our March challenges in advance so you can get a head start on all your projects. :) 


We'd also like to give a warm welcome to our new layout design team member, Kim! She is sharing her first project as a DT member in this hop with you. :) 

Your next stop is Heidi's blog

Kim 
You are here ========>>>>>Anneliese

Thanks for hopping with us! :)
Enjoy the rest of the gals & hope that you come back to visit again soon!