Friday, August 30, 2013

Red Carpet Studio ~ Movie Night Blog Hop

Welcome to Red Carpet Studio's One Year Anniversary Celebration!! We're starting the party off right with a blog hop, but don't forget we also have games and prizes going on in our Facebook event group

This weekend our design team is sharing with you inspiring projects for movie nights! Invitations, decorations, and more, you'll leave the hop wanting to have a movie night of your very own.

If you've come from Tonya's blog, you're in the right place! If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, please visit Red Carpet Studio.
Congratuations to all the new design team members!  I am so excited to get to work with you & I can't wait to see what you create!  I am sure your work will be nothing less than stellar!!  Congratulations again!!!


Here is what I made for the hop:
I really thought & thought & thought about what I would make for this hop.  It had to be some thing different, & something that I don't normally do.  So, when I was cleaning out a cabinet the other day, I came across an old mason jar & turned it into a ticket holder. 
First I added washi tape around the center.  Then I decorated with an entire pack of Paper House 3D stickers, movie themed of course.  I then colored the George Clooney image from one of our wonderful sponsors, Kenny K Digi! 

I added mulberry paper to the top, & wet the edges to give a fringed look, then cut a hole in the top for tickets. The girls have a collection of tickets in the house & graciously let me use them for the pictures!  Thanks Emma & Audra!  They want to use this jar for our next movie night!  I can't wait! 

This weekend (and our challenges) wouldn't be anything without our fabulous sponsors! Those who comment on every stop of the hop are eligible to win these wonderful prizes:

Disney Classics Cricut Cartridge

12x12 Disney Specialty Paper

"That's Entertainment" Stamp Set

$20 Gift Certificate

Besties of Oz Collection - 7 Digital Stamps

Insta-Live, Love, Dream Stamp Set

And now for the part you've been waiting for... everyone who hops receives a FREE digital goodie bag! Yup, you heard that right! The contents of our goodie bag can be viewed HERE on our Facebook page. Just be sure to leave your email address when you hop and we'll have it emailed to you by the end of the weekend. :)

Winners of the sponsored prizes will be announced at Red Carpet Studio on Tuesday September 3rd.

Your next stop is Erica's blog.

Here's the entire lineup:

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Happy Hopping and thanks so much for joining us! 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Red Carpet Studios - We Bought a Zoo

Happy Sunday!  The first day of school eve for our household.  The girls are nervous, yet excited, & all is a-buzz with what they will wear & who they will see.  Summer has officially come to an end.
With that I bring you the latest card challenge from Red Carpet Studios.  This week, August 25th - 31st, the challenge is based on the movie "We Bought a Zoo".  What we would like you to do is create a card with an animal on it.  Easy-peasy right?  Our sponsor this week is Inky Impressions, & one lucky winner will get a $10 Gift Certificate for their store.  Be sure to link up your creation by the 31st to be eligible for the prize, & remember, the creation must be posted to your blog in the same week as the challenge.

Here is my card for this weeks challenge:

I know I've posted before that I am trying to get my Christmas cards done, so a reindeer is an animal right.  I embossed the deer & sentiment to make it stand out more, & I don't know if you can see, but I've added a red gem to the deers noses.  I really like the way this card turned out.  I will be making more of these for sure.
While you are here I wanted to mention that Red Carpet Studios is coming up on its one year anniversary.  With that being said, I want to tell you about our upcoming event!
All weekend long we'll be hosting games, giving away prizes, introducing our new design team members, and kicking off a new spin on our challenges! You won't want to miss it! The best part? Everyone who participates in our blog hop will receive a free GOODIE BAG filled with coupons, digital stamps, SVG files, and more! Keep an eye out for our Facebook event for more details. :)

I totally missed posting the School of Rock challenge several weeks back, but here is the card that I created for it.  I do believe that Audra's teacher will be getting this card in a few days.  ;)

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope that you enjoyed everything here.  There is lots to take in.  RCS will be changing up their format in the months to come, so stay tuned for info on that.
Have a fabulous rest of your weekend & enjoy the peacefulness of back to school!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Nuts About Sketches #277, 278, & 279

Happy last weekday before school starts!  Today is Friday & it was the last day of sleeping in, hanging in our PJs until we feel like getting dressed, & doing whatever we feel like when we want.  Monday starts school here in Katy, TX, & that means early rising, & getting back to a daily routine.  It is bitter sweet.  But, with that being said, maybe I can blog better.  Have some time to sit down & schedule them in a timely manner instead of whenever I have a second to myself. :o)  I am certainly not complaining!
Here are the last 3 weeks worth of Nuts About Sketches designs.  And it was also announced that I will be on the DT for another term!  Yay!!!  I love doing her sketches, they are so much fun, plus it guarantees that I will get 4 layouts done a month.  It will be my last term with her, as she has opted to get all new fresh blood on her team starting in March.  Congrats to all who have made the team for this term!! 
Sketch #277
The picture came out a little blan, but the colors are much more bright than the picture captured. Tony has joined the YMCA & does the Guides & Princesses camping trips each month with the girls.  Just the dads & kids.  Prior to the first trip, he set up the tent in the backyard & had a camp out as a trial run. The kids loved it, & it was the start of wonderful camping fun!
Sketch #278
Since moving to TX I have reconnected with my 1st cousins.  Tina lives here in TX & her brother, Joseph, lives in Destin, FL.  Last year Joseph & his family invited us for Thanksgiving, & of course we went. My parents drove down from PA to meet us there also.  His wife, Amber, got us a room at a wonderful condo resort, right on the beach.  So, in November, we were playing in the white sand of Destin, FL.  It was wonderful to get to know family better, & see my parents too. Awesome Thanksgiving!!!
Sketch #279

Ahhh!!  Tony & I on our cruise in 2011 for our 10 year anniversary.  It is funny to see these pics, as I have lost weight since then.  It was such a fun time. We need to go on another vacation, just the 2 of us.  Not sure when that will happen!!!  lol.
Thank you for looking today.  I know I've missed several weeks & hopefully will be back on track soon.  Enjoy the final weekend of summer!