Sunday, August 22, 2010

Summertime Blues

From the signs in the weather it looks like summer will soon be coming to an end and although I am looking forward to fall, I really have enjoyed the sun this summer. For the first time in 4 years I have worn shorts, {I have issues with my legs} and I made a point of wear skirts. I have gone to the river and ocean and have tried to make it a memorable summer. With all that is going on, my blog has been slower than normal. There has been a certain lack of creations. But I feel like soon that is going to change. Soon the rains will come and the fire will be lit and in me the need to create will resurface.

In the mean time, 3 Scrappy boys is having a couple of really cool challenges, one is creating with white and another is creating with no pattern paper. This layout accomplishes both. With every layout entered there is a chance to win some fantastic products. So you should join us. Also we have a back to school crop on the 9th of September and we are gonna be croppin all weekend long so mark your calenders.
How, you ask, did I created that embossed border on 12x12 paper?
With my kitchen rolling pin, you can see my picture tutorial here.
This layout was created using almost all Core-dinations white wash collection.
This stuff is so devine!!

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Whimsy Winner

So it is the end of Monday and before I go to bed I am posting the winner of my back to school whimsy sampler and the winner is
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Which means Life At Camellia Cottage please email me your address and I will get your parcle out to you ASAP.

Todays little project is something that I forgot to share a while back, this is my book of books, it is just a little place where I keep notes about the books I have read, books I want to read, authors of note and reviews.


I used October Afternoons Thrift shop and core-dinations Cardstock and a little bling by queen n co

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Friday, August 13, 2010

All in good time

So I am both dissappointed and relieved that I did not make the Nook team. It is a fantastic place that I will continue to visit and participate, but this go round was just not my time. Which is ok, because goodness knows that I have enough on my plate and I look forward to re applying next time. I know that when things are meant to be, they will happen on there own time.

In the mean time I am celebrating all the other good things and I thought what better way to celebrate than to share the love. My little bit of Whimsy is doing a big give away so pop over to there blog and leave a comment {or more} for a chance to win.

From me I have decided that I will give away a back to school whimsy sampler {a is for apple you know} all you have to do is be a follower and leave a comment here. I will pick a winner Monday. Mondays are great days for give aways!!!

For todays crafty little tidbit, I have this project. This is one of those extremely cheap clocks and I thought that I would give it a bit of life with a facelift.
 
I took the whole thing apart and then used it as a template. I used one of October Afternoons journalling tags for the center and then just put all the parts back together.
This was a really quick an easy project you just need to make sure that everything is flat enough that it does not interfere with the clock works.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mid August

So we are only a few short days away from the beginning of August already, I think that is insane!!! I have been so busy that I hardly noticed. But I have so many wonderful things happening, I have all my school shopping done for my eldest..... Talk about heart wrenching.......{don't start to cry looking at lunch box's}. I have been clearing my back yard for our new shop........{making husband VERY happy}. This is my favorite

I have been selected as a finalist at The Scrapbook Nook
If you have never been or have never seen their kits, you really should check it out!! It is loaded with all the newest stuff and there is inspirations from some of the industry's top designers. I am completely overjoyed to be counted among them. I have my fingers and toes crossed and I just keep on creating. Here is one of my most recent creations!!
This is more of one of my favorite collections from October Afternoon, Road trip.

Also used is Core-dinations, Cosmo cricket Core impressions, and Queens n co Rox

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Quick emboss tutorial

As promised here is the tutorial for my embossing trick, Sorry about the boob shot, one of these days I will do a tutorial with my head in it, but since I am a one one gal webcam show, this is what you get. LOL Enjoy!
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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A card

My sisters birthday is coming up and she is a strawberry nut, she loves them and has a fairly large collection of them. So I put together this card with the Fly a kite papers from October Afternoon and the Core-Impressions {Cosmo Cricket Collection}. The little drops of dew are from Queen n Co { I love the little sparkle they add}.

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

It's not Monday?

Long weekends are wonderful but the always mess with my head. I swore yesterday was Sunday!! Oh well it makes for a wonderfully short week. Today's layout uses some of the photos that I took on Fathers Day.  I used a mix of October Afternoon's Road Trip and Thrift shop and embossed my title with a cuttle bug trick that I am gonna share later in the week.
Products used Core-dinations Cardstock, Pattern paper and embellishments by October Afternoon and bling by Queen n Co

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