Monday, August 27, 2012

Hello and welcome to the Monday challenge at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. Today the challenge (#134) is to create a paper crafting project paying special tribute to someone older in our lives - a retirement card would be appropriate.

Be sure to check out the amazing inspiration from the rest of the design team.

Link you project to the inlinkz tool on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog by Sunday, September 2nd.  One random drawn prize winner will receive a $10.00 voucher from Crop Stop.

 The inside of the card reads: Enjoy the ADVENTURE!Supplies Used: 7 Gypsies Postale, October Afternoon 9 to 5 and Ranger ink.
I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hope you can join us for the My Sketch World Crop.  I'll be hosting two fun challenges with a RAK involved :)

Some sneak peeks:


Monday, August 20, 2012

The Monday challenge (#133) is up on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. The theme this week is “Bosses Day, Co-worker, or someone you especially want to thank.
Link you project to the inlinkz tool on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog by Sunday, August 27th. Once random drawn prize winner will receive a $10.00 voucher to Di’s Digi Downloads.

A little history:
Boss's Day also known as National Boss Day is a secular holiday celebrated on October 16 in the United States and Canada. It has traditionally been a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year. The holiday has been the source of some controversy and criticism in the United States and Canada, where it is often mocked as a Hallmark holiday.
(Hallmark did not offer a Boss' Day card for sale until 1979. It increased the size of its National Boss' Day line by 90 percent in 2007.)
One interesting feature of this occasion in India, is that bosses present gifts to their subordinates. [Now I’m liking this idea lol!]
Patricia Bays Haroski registered "National Boss' Day" with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958. She was working as a secretary for the State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois at the time and chose October 8. She forgot that the birthday of her boss, who was her father, was actually on the 16th. Four years later in 1962, Illinois Governor Otto Kerner backed Haroski's registration and officially proclaimed the day. National Boss' Day has become an international celebration in recent years and now is observed in countries such as Australia, India and South Africa and very recently Ireland the UK and Egypt.

I’m all ready for Boss’s Day this year with this cute little altered paint can. October Afternoon had the perfect papers and embellishments in their 9 to 5 collection for this project.

Happy papercrafting and I can't wait to see what you come up with for this challenge!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I had time last night to complete a little project for Event #7 - Ribbon for the MSW Olympics Crop.

I'm in awe of everyone's takes on the challenges.  If you're looking for inspiration be sure to check out the gallery at MSW ... and be sure to leave some love.

Check back tomorrow to see what the challenge is on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog and to see another altered art project :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's the start of a new school year and that means things are a little crazy at work and I'm super busy!  But after a long day there is nothing that helps me relax more than a workout at the gym and some scrappy time. 
There were 12 fun challenges posted for the My Sketch World Olympics.  I've only gotten to a few and I'm hoping I can catch up this weekend?

Olympic Event #10 - Swimming

Olympic Event #11 - Triathlon

I also had time to complete Scarlett's Fair Themed Card Challenge.

and ... here are some sneak peeks of projects to come:
I love all this vintage goodness!

and this was just a fun project!

Monday, August 13, 2012

It’s Monday and that means another challenge is up at the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog. This week it’s Challenge #132 -  all about friendship.
For my “True Friends” card I used papers and the packaging insert from the My Minds Eye Nostalgia Collection. To finish it off I added a decorative edge with a Fiskars punch, distressed the edges and inked them using Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger and then added the flower and a button.

I hope you can join in the challenge. Link you project to the inlinkz tool on the
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog by Sunday, August 19th. One randomly drawn prize winner will receive a $5.00 voucher to Digital Delights.
Can’t wait to see your creations!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Welcome to the ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be a part of this hop and with so many other crafty ladies!  This month it’s all about Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s Color Mists.

There are always so many techniques and scrapbooking supplies I want to try and experiment with and so little time to do it in. I’m sure you know how that goes?!
When I received my product, the Mr. Huey’s Color Mist I knew I would be setting some time aside to play with it. I can say I love this product!

First I used it to distress the edges of my paper by spraying a small amount of the Mr. Huey's Color Mist in a flat container and running the edges of my paper through the mist. I had some Thickers chipboard shapes that have a glossy finish to them and I wasn’t sure how the Mr. Huey's Color Mist would work on them. But I love the distressed look that it gave it. After spraying the chipboard I just dapped off the excess mist with a paper towel. Then I sprayed some Hug Snug seam binding with the Mr. Huey’s Color Mist to dye it and the color turned out so deep and rich. Ta da! My completed card:

I did this “Super Mom” layout for my daughter. With 5 little boys and a little girl on the way . . . that’s exactly what she is!

For this layout I stained a coffee filter with the Mr. Huey's Color Mist, cut the filter into strips and then sewed them together. I then ran a gathering thread down the center to create the ruffle. I also stained wood buttons with the Mr. Huey's Color Mist by first painting them with an off white paint and then spraying them with the mist.  I  then dapped the excess mist off with a paper towel.

Hope you can join us on the hop! Be sure to stop by each blog and leave a comment (closing on Sunday, August 12th at 11:59 p.m. MST).
A random winner will be picked from one of the eight blog postings to receive a $20.00 gift certificate to
You will visit Dana’s blog next.

Joan Borgelt  (you are here)
Dana Tatar 
Laurel Geisbush

Rebecca Ednie
Julie Odil
Patricia Flores

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

And the winner of the RAK from my July 30th post is Lisa M.  Please send me your addy and I'll get a RAK out to you.

Monday, August 6, 2012

The Monday challenge at Kaboodle Doodles is: It's our Sister's Day/ A friend who's like a sister.
Hope you can join us in the challenge!
Link you project to the inlinkz tool on the Kaboddle Doodles Challenge Blog by Sunday,
August 12th.  A random winner will receice 3 images from The Stampin Boutique.

This is what I came up with for the challenge:
I used Cosmo Cricket paper and chipboard, an old photo I picked up at a flea market, some bias tape ribbon I stained using Glimmer Mist and some Making Memories stick pins and a flower and October Afternoon Mini Market stickers.  Along with lots of inking and distressing.
Be sure to check out the Kaboodle Doodles Blog to see what the rest of the Design Team came up with.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Check out the My Sketch World Blog for the August sketch and see what the desingers did with it!  Amazing work!

August Sketch:

My take on the sketch:

Jessica at 16 weeks

My challenge on the MSW site this month is to create a layout using 8 pieces of chipboard.

Today starts the MSW Olympics!  Be sure to check out the challenges and the games!

Lots of exciting things happening in August!  Here are some sneak peeks for some projects I have been working on for the ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop to preview on August 10th.  You won't want to miss this blog hop :)