Friday, February 27, 2009

TSI Sketch Challenge (Ends Feb 28 so hurry!)

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Don't forget my TSI Sketch Challenge!!

This sketch to a layout will run from February 1-28th. You must create a layout based on my castle sketch (see sketch below) , take a photo of it and upload to the gallery of the forum HERE. All layouts must be uploaded by Feb 28th to qualify for this challenge.

Everyone that uploads will be given points for the following:

5 pts for including a title
5 pts for having photos on the layout
5 pts for using one of my files
5 pts for journaling
2.5 pts for participating
2.5 pts for using any type of bling
2.5 pts for using hand written journaling
2.5 pts for using water color pencils or ink

Everyone that participates will get a fun, layered Valentines file from me.
Everyone earning at least 25 points will get the file I'm currently working on!

Everyone that purchases this castle file AND uses it on their layout will get the new file I'm working on for FREE! It goes great with this gorgeous castle! So far there is a princess and balcony. I will be including a welded and matted title as well.

Anyone is welcome to join this free forum and my exciting sketch to a layout challenge!! Here is the sketch.


Comments? Does this challenge interest you? Are you going to participate?

Suggestions?
Comments?





Thank you Cyndi Budhi for the fabulous layout using my castle file! Cyndi is a new cutter owner and tackled this file as one of the first files she's cut! She did a great job and entered it into the TSI challenge. I love the colors she used!



Karon also joined in the fun! I really enjoyed this challenge and loved how each person created their layout and interpreted it just a little bit different. Karon used the metallic paper from ThatsScrapInc.com. I recently ordered some of that paper and I just love it!! Fabulous stuff.

Excellent job ladies! I appreciate all of your time and effort and thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your talent with us!

I will be sending your prize files to you here shortly!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Crossword Layout

Ok, I know these aren't the greatest of photos, but I promised I would get them uploaded quickly after class tonight; and here they are!

I am sharing the document I made to create the letters on the pink background and the journal box on the bottom corner of the right side page. Just click HERE to get the pdf with the pink background behind the letters. Click HERE to get the pdf with the plain background.

The supplies and dimensions to create this layout are included on the sketch. I did not follow the sketch exactly, I rarely do. I added the pattern paper border to each side and the photo mattes to show where the photos will go. The flower on the right side border is Flora Doodles by Petaloo. I got them, and all of the paper here, at Hobby Lobby tonight.

Here is the sketch:

Huge, Adorable, Awesome Tear Bear!!

Oh my gosh!!! Have you seen Esthers newest critter??

How cute is this??

Chalked, fluffed and embellished
14 Inch
Sitting Tear Bear!



These are the perfect size for a wall hanging in a child's room!
She has pink, blue, mint green, and yellow, as well as many other colors!

Click on pic to go to Esther's site!

Options:
Diploma in hand and a grad hat on
Wearing a bow tie
Birthday bear with gift and party hat
Holding a gaily colored basket of Easter eggs


Wow, there are so many ideas!! I buy critters from her all the time and I'm always impressed with the quality, speed with which she gets the packages out and how well she packages everything! Be sure to check this one out! Sooooo cute!!!! I'm getting one :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Win A Completed Tear Bear and Title!

This challenge closes this week so make sure you post what you love to scrap! All you have to do is post a comment on my blog CLICK HERE

Esther, from EsthersCreativeDesigns cut my I LOVE SCRAPBOOKING file shown here and then added one of her very adorable peek-A-boo bears! This prize is the actual item cut out and embellished as shown here on a red background. It is not for the file, but for the completed heart frame with bear.

Just click on the picture of the completed items on a red background to the left to take you to the post. So far there are only 13 comments. I will announce the winner this Friday and mail the completed I Love Scrapbooking with peek-A-boo bear to the winner so make sure you leave me your email address so I can contact you.

What do you love to scrapbook?

(Left: Thank you Esther for cutting the file and creating these adorable pieces! To see more of Esthers amazing little critters visit her at http://estherscreativedesigns.blogspot.com/ )

Friday, February 20, 2009

President Barack Obama File

I finally have the TWO President Barack Obama files uploaded to the store in ONE bundle! I also included the sketch to commemorate his inauguration with the file.

Be sure to check it out!

My files are all tested and guaranteed. If you ever have any trouble you just let me know and I'll fix it right away. I strive to make easy to cut and assemble files because I do NOT like to chase down little pieces!

Real Men

Wow, did you read this story? They should be so proud! THIS is how real men act :)
http://highschool.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=914609
Amazing show of humanity and sportsmanship. Way to go guys!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Congrats Olenka!!

On being the winner at Esthers Creative Designs blog!! Your layout was sooo cute! Esthers little critters are the cutest I've ever seen. I use them all the time in my layouts. I just love them. If you haven't checked them out, be sure to stop on over and give her a visit. She has a sale on these amazing little Easter bunnies going on right now!
Esther recently had a challenge on her blog and Ms Olenka won!

Friday, February 13, 2009

SALE!!! 50% OFF on Opalite Interference Inks!

BLOW OUT SALE! We are having a 50% off sale on all remaining Opalite Interference Inks...It will run all Valentine's weekend and the coupon code is valentineink.

TSI is also offering ALL stickles, including the new signature series for 25% off all day Valentines Day....ENJOY! The coupon code for the sticles is sticky.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Monster Truck Layout (Based on the sketch)

This is the layout I put together based on the Monster Truck Sketch I posted yesterday. I used a pattern paper for the background. It has words all over it in muted, almost fall like colors. The largest torn border at the bottom is a brown bazzil paper and then a cream torn border on top of that. I printed the title and added some clipart. Then I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger (Tea Dye color) to ink the edges of the title and the border. (I was out of good photo paper so the pictures look flat. After I get them printed I will replace them on the layout)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monster Truck Sketch

This is the sketch I'll be working from tonight when I create my layout. I've included the supply list at the bottom of the sketch.

My husband and I really surprised the boys last Saturday when we took them to Monster Jam 09 at the Fargodome. I had never been to one before and was very pleasantly surprised by the whole experience! The drivers of Spike and Brutus were by FAR the most cordial and kid friendly drivers. The Superman driver, which was the one little Ryan wanted to meet the most, he seemed to have not patience and really tried to rush everyone through. I was the most disappointed with that driver. The Grave Digger driver did pretty well with them. He was in a hurry and overwhelmed, but he wasn't rude or anything. Max D and his crew were busy fixing his car so we didn't get to visit with him. I uploaded a few pics from the event to my photo blog.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Princess Layout by Tammey

This is the layout I demonstrated tonight for my group. I printed on vellum using tiny clipart butterflies, a castle and a crown. Then I added a little glitter under the castle and some jewels randomly placed. I used a small stapler to attach the vellum to the pattern paper border. You could also use vellum adhesive/tape. Regular photo tape will show through the vellum. The photo matte is 4.5x6.5 for the pattern paper and 4.75x6.75 for the silver paper. The title and tear bear I purchased from Esther. The little butterfly sticker went on with popdots and has a little glitter on the dots of the wings.

This the right side page. I used the balance of the pattern paper to make a right side border. I also placed a vellum border down over the pattern paper and then silver mesh over that. I used a stapler to attach the silver mesh to the layout. Next I added two photos mats with the same dimensions as the left page, except wide instead of tall. The flowers on the right border come with gem brads right in them and they are made by Marcella K. The butterflies and flowers are by Me & My Big idea. They actually came from an Easter package.

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