Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Best. Prize. Ever.

a few weeks ago, one of my recent layouts "Pool Side" won the weekly American crafts challenge. i was thrilled just to be chosen, then shocked when i saw my prize was ALL SIX seasonal cardstock packs.
then yesterday a huge, 20 lb (!) box arrived on my doorstep

and they were here. holy cow! 360 gorgeous sheets..

and just in time for the kick-off of what i've dubbed "No Buy July"

(fab banner made by the lovely Shannon)

thanks so much American Crafts!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Candy Shoppe Designs- Bday Drinks

as soon as i saw this weeks Candy Shoppe Designs challenge theme was "birthdays" i knew i wanted to use this pic of me with one of my fabulous bright pink birthday drinks. this page came together quickly and it makes me very happy, its so utterly and completely "ME" :)

this months Candy Shoppe Designs sponser is the fab site Color Me Miki, be sure to check them out!

i used:
- Cosmo Cricket DeLovely "DeLectable"
- yellow PP is American Crafts Backyard "Sizzle"
- pink PP is American Crafts Teen "Drill Team"
- blue sticker is Basic Grey Lime Rickey
- glitter Thickers are teal "Niki Riki"
- tiny embossed letters are K & Co Handmade
- cocktail embellies are K & Co Citronella die cutes and gran adhesions

Friday, June 4, 2010


i'm the type of person who LOVES an insane schedule (the busier the better!) and i always plan loads of fun summer long activities/projects/plans and map out a Summer Reading List (i loved the library reading challenges as a kid) which i plan to post about seperately- soon. i decided i wanted this summer to be a Stamp-a-Palooza for me. i'm not the type who hoards acrylic stamps. someone who buys endless $1 bin sets and doesn't know what to do with them, i'm quite level headed when it comes to them. i just want to use them MORE. i have *5* Sassafras Lass acrylic sets on the way, as well as gorgeous sets from Love Elsie, Dear Lizzy, Studio Calico, Anna Griffin, etc i want to play around with. i'm really looking forward to getting my mitts on some of the fun, wild & bright American Crafts INK and ZING! and just playing all summer long! :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Rival Teams

this was my take on the AMAZING May collage at Nerdy*Victorious*Scrappers. i didnt get it submitted in time for voting on their site, but i still had a BLAST making it and wanted to share :) i love, love, love the color combination!
- stripped PP is Cosmo Cricket DeLovely "Deluxe"
- Thickers are "Egg Nog" (yellow) and "Letterman" (black)
- buttons are Cosmo Cricket "Garden Variety", Basic Grey "Indian Summer" and Dear Lizzy "Spring"