Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Practical Scrappers Challenge Me Tuesday challenge ~ Doilies

Hi everyone!!  Today over at Practical Scrappers is the reveal of our Challenge Me Tuesday challenge, which was to use doilies...  This is one of my favorite layouts of my DGD Savannah... as you can see I cut the center out of the paper doily and then sprayed the edge with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist...  
Our next Challenge Me Tuesday challenge is Scallop Circles...punched or die cut it doesn't matter.  Remember we are looking for creative uses!
And just a reminder to check out the sidebar over at Practical Scrappers to see everything we are looking for in the month of June..  Who knows we may just publish one or more of your projects!!

Please click here to see todays Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday Layout!!

And please click here to see the Father's Day Card I made today for Creative Cuts and More!!

Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Natural Bridge Caverns ~ Sketch Along Tuesday-Frosted Designs

Be sure and check out my Father's Day Card for Creative Cuts and More...  Scroll down to next post!!!

Hi everyone!!  It's time for another Sketch Along Tuesday over at Frosted Designs!!  This week we have a fun sketch by Debbie Burns...

The photos I used for this layout are ones that my DIL took on May 21, 2011 at one of Savannah's little friends Birthday Party..  He had it at Natural Bridge Caverns and the kids even got to mine for "gold/rocks"..  They had a blast!!  What a fantastic idea for a B-day Party!!
Here are a few close ups...

Here you can see the mesh layered under the title image I printed off of the computer...  And then I added some Prima Yellow Vine and a Bow....

Here I made a pocket so that I had a place to put the "history" of the cave..  Also you can see the Prima Voila Felt Ribbon..

Here I printed the B-day information off of the computer and punched out with one of my SU Punches and then added 2 different kinds of Decorative Brads..

Here are a few challenges this layout will qualify for...
Frosted Designs/Sketch Along Tuesday ~ Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Flower Power
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Nature
Paper Play Challenge ~ Blossoms and Blooms
Simply Create ~ Special Day/Event
Sketches In Thyme ~ Open Challenge
Top Tip Tuesday ~ Use Ribbon
Here is a list of scrappy things I used on this layout...
SU Mellow Moss CS and Ink
SU Flannel Plaid BG Stamp
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distressing Ink
My Mind's Eye- So Sophia- "Sweet Chic" Splendid Swirl Paper
SU More Mustard CS
Decorative Brads
Prima Songbird Vine Yellow
Prima Voila Felt Ribbon
SU Punch
Thanks so much for dropping by, and please check out the other layouts from the Design Team!!  Remember, we have a wonderful prize, but you have to play to win...
Have a wonderful week!!
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Father's Day Card ~ Creative Cuts and More

Hi everyone, Today over at Die Cut Divas I am sharing with you this Father's Day Card I made using the A2 Card and Large Scallop Oval Frame #2, both in the Copper - Stardream Metallics from Creative Cuts & More.. The colors are perfect for the masculine look I was looking for on my Dad's card.. I found this perfect "man" paper in my scraps and punched the corners with a decorative punch so that the beautiful copper color would show through.. Then I layered it over the A2 Card front, and added a black jewel in each corner... The chipboard Cowboy is from Heart of Texas Studio and sprayed with Glimmer Mist. The sentiment is from SU and stamped with VersaMark and then embossed with black embossing powder.. I used my paper piercing tool to punch a tiny hole in each of the scallops around the Large Scallop Oval Frame.. Everything is held together with Killer Red Tacky Tape!!
It's quick and easy when you have most of it already cut and scored for you... All you have to do is personalize it!!

Here are a couple of challenges this will qualify for...
Craft Your Days Away ~ Father's Day/Special Man
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Love the Lasting Kind -- Someone we love and why?  It's obvious, because it's my Dad...  And the sentiment inside the card reads..
"Thank you Dad for giving me the best things in life--
Your Time,
Your Care,
Your Love,
Happy Father's Day
I love you very much!!
Simply Create ~ Special Day/Event

I hope that maybe I've inspired you to go check out Creative Cuts & More... They have so many things in so many colors and textures that you are sure to find what you're looking for...
Need multiple cards or favors for that special event coming soon?
What about Birthday Invitations or just some cards?
Or maybe you just need to stock up on some fabulous die cuts?
What ever the reason, you are sure to find just what you need at Creative Cuts & More..  Where you order just how many you need... No over spending and no waste!! You can't beat that!!
When you drop in, please let Terry know that I sent you and use Code CC&M10Fern when you check out!!
Thanks for dropping by and be sure and check back later because I have another reveal for Sketch Along Tuesday/Frosted Designs!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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Friday, May 27, 2011

Tiny Dancer ~ Stuck On U Sketches ~ PUBLISHED IN SCRAPBOOK NEWS AND REVIEW AUG. 14TH, 2011

Hi everyone!!  At least I can upload and edit on my blog even though I can't seem to leave any comments on anyone else's....  I'm so sorry about that....  I hope they get this fixed real soon!!!  Grrrrrr.......   But in the meantime the challenges must go on...  And today we have a new sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches and it's another beautiful one created by our very own Ness aka Crafty Ness.. 
To me this sketch just screams "girly" and so that's what I went with....  The photos I used are of little GD Savannah taken on May 1, 2011 at her Ballet/Tap Dance Recital... They were taken by my DIL..  I missed the recital since I was in Oklahoma visiting my family... My DIL ordered a video of the whole thing and I can't wait to watch it...   
Here are a few close ups...

Here you can see the Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Wood Shape Birdcage with the Prima Trinket birds flying.. I added a little lace, some Prima Say It In Pearls, a cabochon and some Tulle picks..

Here I took a piece of Tulle, gathered it in the middle, added the Tulle Picks and the little flower... You can also see all of the Prima Pearl Flourishes I've added..

Here is my Pink Paislee Artisan Element that I painted with some pink Smooch.. And a quote that I printed off of the computer on the Top Note Bigz Die from Stampin' Up..

Here are a few other challenges this will qualify for..
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Things with Wings
Crafts and Me ~ Gems & Pearls
Creative Card Crew ~ Anything Goes
My Time To Craft ~ Use A Die Cut
Paper Romance ~ Distressing
Christian Paper Craft - Copy That #09 - Inspiration picture (I chose the ballet theme)

Here is the scrappy list of things I used on this layout..
SU So Saffron CS
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection --- This is beautiful paper!!!!
My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Collection 
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Teresa Collins 8" x 8" transparency --Ornate Frame
MS Double Loops Corner and Border Punch
Pink Paislee --Artisan Elements
Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Wood Shapes No. 4 -- Birdcage
Ziva Self Adhesive Crystal -- Heart
Stampin' Up Top Note Bigz Die
Pink Tulle
Tulle picks
Offray Pink Flower
Prima Vintage Trinkets
Prima Say It In Pearls
Prima Alphabet Gem Stickers

And remember we have a prize for one lucky person this month...  It's also donated by Ness at Scrap with V..
But, you have to play to win!!
And if you need a little inspiration, be sure and check out the Design Teams beautiful layouts...
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a great day!!!
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nikki Sivils Reveal at Practical Scrappers

Hi everyone!  Today Practical Scrappers is featuring any project made with the Nikki Sivils line... AND we are also giving away some Nikki Sivils goodies.   Check out the details here.. 
Here is my Nikki Sivils layout.
I used the Sugar Cookie collection...
You can find the details for this layout here...
Be sure and check out the "Current Calls" in the sidebar over at Practical Scrappers... Who knows, we might just feature your project!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Be sure and stop back by tomorrow for my Stuck On U Sketches reveal!
Here's a sneak peek...

Have a wonderful day!!
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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Decorative Tag ~ Practical Scrappers ~ Chipboard

Hi everyone!!  This is my Customized Raw Chipboard project I came up with for the  "Challenge Me Tuesday" over at Practical Scrappers..
...  I used a chipboard tag, painted it with Antique Linen Crackle Paint.  Then I stamped over that with SU French Script in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then inked around the edges..  Next I layered a piece of cardboard inked with TH Vintage Photo and Worn Lipstick Distress Inks.  Added a Prima Say It In Pearls, Fancy Frame, Prima Flower, BoBunny Gabrielle Chipboard Butterfly, Lace, Prima Vintage Trinket, Heart Jewel and some Fibers... 

This will also qualify for a few other challenges...
CES Challenge ~ Embellish It - (Use at least 3 different kinds of embellishments)
Crafty Catz Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Use It Tuesday ~ Flowers
Be sure and check out the featured projects over at Practical Scrappers.. Who knows it just may be you!!!
Thanks for dropping by!!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spradlin Family - 1948 and Mini Album Page ~ Practical Scrappers

Please see next post for my Sketch Along Tuesday - Frosted Designs Layout!!

(I had to make a few changes on this one... My cousin emailed me this morning and told me this was in 1948 and not 1947...  She and my mom were like sisters and just a few years apart.  She also said she has a newspaper clipping about the photo and it has the date on it..  She is going to email it to me...  I can't wait to get it and include it in the pocket!!!  WOW talk about a treasure!!  Thank you sooooo much, Almeta!!!)

Hello, It's me again!! I have a couple more things to share with you today..  This time it's for the Practical Scrappers Cameos and Silhouettes reveal..  
The first one is a layout I did of my Mother's family back in 1948..  My mother was only 13 years old,  she was the youngest of 13 children.  In this photo are my Mother's parents (my Grandparents), some of her 12 siblings and some of their spouses, Billy, a boy that my Grandparents took in to raise, and some of her nieces and nephews..  There were 13 children in all that reached adulthood, and 3 died at either birth or within the first year...  My Grandparents had a total of 56 grandchildren, which included 2 step-grandchildren, and 3 that died young...  WOW, that's a lot of grand kids... 
I haven't really scrapped my Mom's side of the family, we didn't live close to any of her relatives and only visited once a year, so I don't really know them as well as I do my Dad's side..  But I am slowly meeting more of them on Facebook which I am so excited about and I hope to meet a lot more!!!
 Okay on with the details here....
Here are a few close ups...
This is my mother.. you can see that there is a tag behind her photo that has the family history on it...  The light blue layer is a piece of scrap that I dry embossed and then brushed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink, few La Patite 3-D Butterflies, a portion of a string of pearls, some Prima Say It In Pearls and a portion of the crochet doily...

Here is the Tim Holtz idea-ology ~ Ornate Plate, another La Patite 3-D Butterfly Sticker, more of the hand crochet doily, part of the MS Deco Fan corner punched circle, Prima Flower, and Cameo....

Some Prima Flowers, Decoractive Button, Prima Say In In Pearls, and Basic Grey Chipboard Bird...

Here are a few other challenges this layout will qualify for...
Practical Scrappers ~ Cameos and Silhouettes
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Embossing
Cupcake Challenge ~ In the Garden
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Anything but a card (using butterflies, angels and/or a fairy)
The Shabby Tea Room ~ Monochromatic
Use It Tuesday ~ Bling
Anything Goes Challenge ~ Bingo..  I chose Distressing, Flowers and Embossing

Here is a list of scrappy things I used on the layout...
Heidi Swapp ~ The Lounge
The Paper Loft ~ Fun & Games Series - Metronome
g c d Studios ~ Ella Blue Collection
MS Deco Fan Corner Punch
Bazzill (the light blue that I framed the large photo with) ????
Crochet Doily
Prima Flowers
Decorative Button
Basic Grey Chipboard Bird
Prima Say It In Pearls
Strand of pearl beads
La Petites 3-D Butterfly Stickers
Tim Holtz idea-ology ~ Ornate Plates
7 Gypsies Tag


I'm also showing you a few pages of a mini album I did awhile back.  I'm showing the cover and the page that I used the cameo on.... 

This was my first mini album I made and I loved it... I am currently working on 3 more....

Here you can see the cameo and the tags in place...

Here you can see the tags pulled out!

You can see the whole album here.....

Please check out the sidebar over at Practical Scrappers to see the list of new challenges...  We would love to reveal your project... 
Thanks for dropping by!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
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Zach ~ Sketch Along Tuesday--Frosted Designs

Hi everyone!!  It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another Sketch Along Tuesday over at Frosted Designs!!  And we have an amazing sketch this week from Karin!! 
I love this one, it's beautiful just like it is, but remember you don't have to follow it verbatim, you can change it up to make it work for you... 
I am scrapping this cute photo of my DGS Zach taken on May 8th...  He was blowing bubbles at me while I was trying to get him to blow kisses...  So I just pretended the bubbles were kisses...  He is such a good little guy!!
I just really took one close up because the rest are designs on the paper!  Don't you just love paper like that?!!!

Look closely and you can see the big bubble he's blowing!!!!  LOL  You can also see my grunge cardboard, doily, hardware, ribbon and tags!!

This layout will also qualify for a few other challenges out there...
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Anything Goes

Scrappy list of things I used on this layout.....
BoBunny ~ Mama-Razzie Film
BoBunny~Gabrielle Collection
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink Vintage Photo
Tags ~ 7 Gypsies
Spare Parts Decorative Brads
BoBunny Timepiece Dimensional Sticker
Explore Traditions~ medallion
American Crafts-Thickers ~ Daydream Foam Letters
Marvy Scalloped Circle Punch

Please check out the other amazing layouts from the Design Team and remember here is the prize you're playing for this month from Part Time Sally....

But you have to play to win...  The more challenges you play in the more chances you have to win!!  Good Luck!!!!
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Graduation Card for my Nephew ~ Practical Scrappers

Hi everyone!!  Today I have a card to show you that I did for "Celebrate Those Graduates" over at Practical Scrappers!  This is also for my Nephew who is graduating from High School this year... 
This is a very simple card, but perfect for any young man who is graduating.  I made the card mostly with scraps that I had laying around..   The image is off of the computer, and then I just added some jewels and rub-ons..
Be sure and check out the other Current Calls on the sidebar over at Practical Scrappers!!
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful week!!
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Savannah ~ Stuck On U Sketches ~~ Top 3 at Lasting Memories!! AND Top 3 at Crafts and Me Challenge!!

Happy Friday, everyone!!  It's time for another sketch challenge over at Stuck On U Sketches (SOUS), and do we have a beauty...  This weeks sketch is from our very own Ness a/k/a Crafty Ness and here it is.....

I told you it was a beauty!!  So many shapes and layers!!  I love it..  I decided to scrap GD Savannah's Kindergarten photo that she just took...  I didn't know that now a days they take school pictures twice a year!  For me as a scrapper, that's great...  but, for parents who have to pay for it, not so great...  Anywooo  I couldn't wait to scrap it and so... 
here are a few closeups....

Here you can see the birdcage that I fussy cut from the My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Collection..  The little bird I cut from cardboard and inked it up..  You can also see part of the MS Deco Fan Boarder and the QuicKutz Espresso Alphabet..

This is a journal overlay from Basic Grey - take note, and I just printed the journaling off of the computer.

Here you can see the flower with Spare Parts -  fabric designer brad as the center, part of a Prima Flutter Vine, and a Prime Say It In Pearls..

Here are a few other challenges this layout will qualify for...
Incy Wincy ~ Mother's Day or Girly
My Time To Craft ~ Scallops
Alphabet Challenge ~ Brad(s) and Bling (Center of flower is a decorative brad)
Creative Card Crew ~ May Flowers
Rainbow Lady's Challenge ~ Let's Feel It (add some texture)

Here is a list of scrappy things I used:
My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found Collection
Market Street "Lovely" Shabby Chic Paper
Market Street "Adore" Fly Away Paper
Madison Avenue "Sisters" Lace Paper
Union Square "Favorite" Union Station Paper

Fancy Pants - My Family - Aunt - Paper
Martha Stewart Deco Fan Border Punch
QuicKutz Espresso Alphabet Set
Spare-Parts Fabric Designer Brad
Prima Say It In Pearls
Prima Flutter Vine
Basic Grey - take note- journaling cards with transparencies
Petaloo - Tiffany's Treasures-flower centers

Be sure to check out what the other talented ladies on the Design Team did with this weeks sketch, and Ness is also sponsoring our prize for May over at SOUS....  WOW, you have to check that out!!  I would love to win these!!  Too bad I'm not eligible...  So be sure and join us this month for sure!!! 
Thanks for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
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And The Winner of my Personal Blog OnLine Crop Candy is.........

Before I tell you who the winner of my candy is, I want to thank you all for joining us Friday thru today on our OnLine Crop over at Frosted Designs...  I hope you had as much fun as we did!!
Okay, now the winner of my Blog Candy is

Sherri who said...
"I am a follower now. That is such a lovely layout!! super"

Congratulations Sherri!!!

Will you please email me at fernriley (at) att (dot) net
with your address so I can mail this out to you...

Thank you again, everyone!!!
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Easter, 2011 -- Zach ~ Practical Scrappers Gem Challenge AND Won Top 3 at Shoe of the Week!!

Hi everyone!!! Here is a  layout I made for this weeks Challenge Me Tuesday over at Practical Scrappers.  This week we are using Gems in a creative way...  I decided to use them to make my title...
This is a layout of my daughter Amanda, with her little "guy", my grandson, Zach, taken at Easter..  He just turned 10 months and is such a cutie!!!

Here are a few closeups...
Here are the Petaloo Canterbury Collection Magnolia Blossoms - Cream,  and the Prima Say It In Pearls..

Part of the Gemstone Title, BoBunny Dimensional Sticker Timepiece,  Basic Grey Chipboard, and a little of my distressed edges....

Here is the feather flower, Hobby Lobby Butterfly, Jenni Bolin Bingo Card...

Here are a few other challenges this will qualify for...
By the Cute & Girly ~ Anything Goes
CES Challenge ~ Your Favorite Color Combo
Charisma Cardz Challenge ~ No Cards Allowed
Creative Inspirations ~ Glitz and Bling
For Fun Challenge ~ Is It Spring Yet?
Paper Play Challenge ~ Show Us Your Style

Here is the list of scrappy things I used on this layout....
SU More Mustard CS
Pink Paislee ~ Butterfly Garden Collection
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Chocolate Covered Cherries
KaiserCraft ~ Up, Up & Away Collection
BoBunny Dimensional Sticker ~ Timepiece
Basic Grey Chipboard Sticker
Jenni Bolin ~ Bingo Card
Petaloo ~ Canterbury Collection Magnolia Blossoms - Cream
Prima Say It In Pearls
Butterfly from Hobby Lobby
Feather Flower ~ Hobby Lobby

Be sure and check out Practical Scrappers regularly, there's something new going on every day and who knows you may be featured!!
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful week!!
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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Savannah ~ Our Beautiful Flower -- Nat'l Scrapbook Challenge at Frosted Designs

Hi everyone!!!  Welcome to my Frosted Designs Online Crop Challenge!!  It looks like everyone has had a lot of fun so far, so lets keep it going!!!  My challenge for you is to make a Girly Layout with a twist.... the twist is you need to add an item or items not found in the scrapbook store or department....  That still should be easy...  I used tulle picks and lace from the wedding department at Hobby Lobby...  You can also add jewelery, fabric...  just let you imagination run wild....  This is not a quick scrap, so you will have until Wednesday to finish it...  So get to scrapping.... I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!!

And for those of you who leave a comment on this post
become a follower or let me know you are a follower 
I am going to draw 1 lucky winner for this awesome prize!!!

which includes...

Teresa Collins ~ 2 Bracket Shape Covers
Basic Grey Opaline Half Pearls
Spare-Parts Gemstone Flower Brads
Explorer by Traditions ~ Key
Heart Locket
Making Memories ~ Glitter Bling
Creative Charms ~ Vintage Brads

My winner will be drawn Wednesday at 8:00 PM Central Time.....

Here is a list of scrappy things I used on this layout...
I made the background on this layout and you can see the tutorial here..
SU Pixie Pink CS
SU Very Vanilla CS
Pink Paisly Scallop Circle
Prima Flowers and Leaves
Prima Say It In Pearls
Leaf Frame from Scherenschnitte Booth @ Creative Keepsake Convention, 2010
Lace Ribbon
Lace Pearls
Brides Wedding Collection - Pearls
BoBunny Cardstock Stickers

Thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you play along with me over at Frosted Designs....
Have a wonderful day
Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers out there!!!
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Friday, May 6, 2011

Who am I? -- WON Cream of the Crop over at CropStop!!

Hi everyone!  Its me again, and I wanted to share with you this layout I did using the photo I took for the Self-Portrait Challenge...  You know me..  If I take a picture, I'm going to scrap it...  lol...  

The journaling box reads:
Daughter ~ 52 yrs
Wife ~ 34 yrs
Mother ~ 31 yrs
Grandmother ~ 5 yrs

Here are a few other challenges this qualifies for...
CropStop ~ Sketch
Lasting Memories Layout Challenge ~ It's All About You
Flutter By Wednesdays ~ Open with a butterfly, angel or fairy..  I used 5 butterflies...

Here is the list of scrappy things I used...
SU Real Red CS
Kaisercraft ~ Up, Up and Away Collection
Creative Creations ??(didn't have a name on it)
Graphic 45
Explore Traditions ~ Owl and Flower (jewelry)
Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card
Pink Paislee Chipboard Alphabet ~ Licorice
Corsage Pins
Chipboard Flourish and Frame are from my stash

Thanks for dropping by!!
Be sure and check out the Online Crop going on over at Frosted Designs right now thru Sunday night!!  It looks like they are having a lot of fun!!  I will be back tomorrow for On Line Crop Challenge... so please check back and play along.... It's going to be easy and I have a wonderful prize!!!
Have a great weekend and
Happy Mother's Day to all of the Mother's out there!!!!!
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Self-Portrait Challenge #1

Hi everyone!! Boy, do I have something to share with you today....  Last week I received this email from Steffie and Andrea.....

We (Andrea and Steffie) attended a workshop on self-portraits taught by Corinne Delis. To prevent forgetting any of the content, to practice and to just have fun with what we learned we had the idea to start a challenge.

We truly love your work and would be really pleased to have you on our design team.
Kindest regards,


What an honor..  At first I thought this was about scrapping your self portrait... but later found out that it is all about taking self portraits of yourself.... since most of us are behind the camera, this challenge is to concentrate on taking photos of us....  and then if you want to, you can edit them in different ways...  I've been wanting to learn Photoshop Elements 7, for a year now it's been on my computer, so this was perfect for me...  This is the first time I have used Photoshop to edit a photo and I think I did pretty good.....  It took awhile, but it was fun...  (Now if I can just figure out how to look thinner and younger!!!) LOL   Please check out the other Design Team's portraits over at the Self-Portrait Challenge Blog and we would love for you to play along....  It's on the first Friday of every month and we will have a new theme every month..  This months theme is tree..(shrubs, leaves, bushes.....), and you have all month to take that perfect photo and get it uploaded..  There will be a prize for one lucky participant that will be picked by random org....   Now remember, this is about you taking your own photo..  You know stretch that arm out there and shoot!!!  :o)

Thanks for dropping by!!
Be sure and join us over at Frosted Designs for our First On Line Crop starting tonight and going through Sunday!  Hope to see you there!!!
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Rectangle Accordion Mini Album with Layers & Tin Set -- Die Cut Diva ~ Creative Cuts & More

Hello everyone!! Today I have a little Rectangle Accordion Mini Album with Layers & Tin Set from Creative Cuts & More that I want to show you.. I am using the Pomegranate Splash Bazzill Smoothies Cardstock for the mini album and the layers are in Almond Cream Bazzill Smoothies Cardstock.

My DIL loves to look at the beautiful wildflowers here in Texas, and her daughter, my granddaughter, is turning out to be just like her mother.. So Grandma decided to make DGD Savannah this little accordion mini album of some of the Texas Wildflowers so she can use it as a reference when she is out looking at the flowers...

Here's the front cover.   Remember it's for a 5 1/2 year old.   I covered it with some scrap paper and then added this 3-D sticker of the little fairies sitting on some flowers.  I printed the title off of the computer and punched it out with the SU small oval punch..

Bluebonnets are the State Flower here in Texas, and are one of their favorite wildflowers.. and the Indian Paintbrushes are right up there on the top of their list, too..  I decided to add the ribbon so she can keep the album closed, and it also helps her practice tying her bow...

Here it is untied...

Here are the front pages of the album...

Here are the back pages...

All pictures were printed off of the computer..

I just know Savannah will loooove this... I hope you enjoyed looking at it as well!!

These little mini albums come in so many different colors and you can get the layers in any color also.. They make wonderful little gifts, and you know the end of school is approaching fast... This would make a perfect gift for a Teacher. Go check them out over at Creative Cuts & More and while you're there be sure and check out the new die cuts Terry is adding daily... If you find something you like, be sure and let Terry know that I sent you and please use Code CC&M10Fern..
Happy Shopping!!!
Thanks for dropping by!!
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Frosted Designs Online Crop - May 6th -8th

Hi everyone...  I'm back for now and I want to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers...  Dad is resting as well as he can...  And we are home for a little while.. 
I want to remind you all about the Online Crop May 6th -8th over at Frosted Designs in celebration of National Scrapbook Day!   We will have games, quick scraps and challenges, with plenty of opportunities to win some great prizes!! So mark your calendars... you won't want to miss any of the fun!!  Please friend us over on Facebook since we will also be playing there.  Check back at Frosted Designs for more details.  Feel free to grab the button and share the news on your blog! The more people who play along, the more fun we will have!!   See you there!!!

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Look Grandma... ~ Frosted Designs ~ Sketch Along Tuesday

Hello everyone, I hope you're doing well... I will be away for a little while and not for sure when I will be back.. My dad is very ill and they have called the family in.. We are very sad but we have been preparing ourselves for this... Those of you who follow my work know that about a year ago my dad was diagnosed with alzheimers and has been in the nursing home since then.. This last Monday he had a stroke and they also found that he has pneumonia... So we are going back to be with my Mom and my family for a little while..

I have a few projects scheduled to post in the next week or so.. After that we will just have to play it by ear..

Today we have a Sketch Challenge over at Frosted Designs ~ Sketch Along Tuesday and this weeks sketch is by Debbie Burns...  and here it is...

I thought this layout would be perfect to showcase DGD Savannah showing me how she can ride her bike without the training wheels...  I was sooo proud of her... and I think she was a little proud of herself too!!

Here are a few close ups..
Here you can see the little paper flowers, the diecut vine, and the sticker butterfly..

Decorative Button and another sticker butterfly..

BG Olivia paisley sticker, distressed cardboard  layer, and another butterfly..

Thanks for dropping by and be sure and check out the other wonderful layouts from the Design Team...  We have a wonderful prize for this month from Part Time Sally, which is an online store offering the newest name brand products along with great prices. You can check them out here.

Up for grabs this month is the newest collection by Echo Park, Summer Days!

 And we would love for you to win it.... but you have to play along to be eligible..
Have a wonderful day!!!
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