Saturday, November 28, 2009

Scrapdango's Twelve Days of Christmas!

Are you ready for a 12 day extravaganza of amazing inspiration, tutorials and games? We've got it coming your way! The fun will all start on December first and continue all the way through the twelfth! Everyday you will find a new project with all the instructions you need to make it yourself! And every other day there will be a new game to try your luck at! Earn draws for winning games and completing projects! One winner will receive a wonderful Scrapdango treat! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Scrapdango November Kit Reveal!

I'm a little behind getting this up on my own blog. It's been VERY crazy around here over the last week or so...

November means report cards and parent-teacher conferences in my "real" world. I think I mentioned before that our school district is making some changes (that I completely support), but it has been a little difficult to get everything up and running. Now that we've finished the first set officially, I think I'm that much more prepared for the next round! At least that one won't include the conferences too!

Smack in the middle of all of that, I was lucky enough to get a bit of food poisoning. Blech! Not much is worse than that! Just over a week later, I'm still the only one in the house who's been ill, so now I'm positive it was what I ate. Can't tell you where- that might be a bit slanderous of me!

I also got AMAZING news on the professional level! My loyal followers remember that I was working toward my national certification all last year. Well... I found out Friday that I passed!!!! I could hardly believe my eyes when I checked my status! I actually cried just as hard as I did when I found out I was pregnant with J! What a HUGE relief!

Well, all of that would explain the late Dango reveal here at Scraptivated! I told Carrie that she could decide whether to send my the Sugar or Spice kit. They were both absolutely gorgeous. She knows how to pick some great stuff! I got my package and it was the Sugar kit, complete with Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg line and gorgeous Prima embellies! Talk about being in Heaven!

Without further ado...

Thanks for stopping by!
Til Next Time ~ <3

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Scrapdango Day 3!

Hello again! Glad you're here for the third and final day of the Scrapdango Design Team Blog Hop! I'm hoping you've been here over the last couple of days, but if not, make sure you head here to find out what's going on, and get yourself a chance to win some delicious scrap goodies!

So far, you've made a card and a layout, each with six specific ingredients. Well, today you'll be making an altered item of your choice. Yes, you get to choose what you'd like to make, however, the deal is you must once again include all six items given to you on your hunt through the Dango DT blogs! You should have already seen three blogs before mine. If not, you need to head back to the Scrapdango Blog to get started!

My item for your recipe is..... distressing. You can do this in a number of ways, but I chose to sand the edges of my papers. Through this, or sometimes using inks, you create a "well worn" look on your paper crafts. Sanding is one of my very favorite things to do. In fact, if you look closely at many of my layouts, I've even sanded the edges of my pictures! I love the look it gives!

Be sure you continue onto the remaining stops and get the rest of your ingredients! Can't wait to see what you create! Remember to post a link in a comment left on the Scrapdango blog, or head to the Scrapdango forum to earn your draw for the fabulous prize! Everything must be completed by Midnight on Monday night! Good luck and get crafting!
Carly's Blog ..... You are here!
Lisa's Blog <<<------ Go here next!

~Til next time... <3

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Scrapdango Blog Hop Day 2!

Hello! So glad you came back! If you are here for the first time, make sure you head to the Scrapdango Blog to see what the heck is going on and get yourself caught up!

We're hopping again! Today, you'll need to collect 6 parts of a recipe to create a layout. You are welcome to include more than 6, but the layout must include the 6 ingredients you discover on our little scavenger hunt through the Dango DT blogs! Don't forget that your layout will be due no later than midnight EST on Monday, November 16! Do that, and you'll get a draw for an awesome Scrapdango kit! They are gorgeous (go check it out if you don't already know!) Upload into the comments section of the Scrapdango Blog or the the forum in the Progressive Blog Hop section. Can't wait to see what you do!

Well, it wasn't a very tough choice for me to decide what my favorite layout item is! Gotta be Thickers by American Crafts! They are just about the best paper-crafter discovery EVER!! I love the dimension they give to your projects. They're just so simple and they come in every color and style you could ever dream of! So here's my layout...

I had a completely different layout ready to go, but after yesterday seeing Heather pulling out the October Afternoon (which I just love as well!) I knew that I needed to head a different direction! My ds is an extremely dilligent worker (as told to us by his teacher as well!). I had to get some pics of him working so hard on his drawing! So cute!

Well, it's about time you started searching the remaining blogs to see their favorites too! Be sure to leave a comment to get a draw for that great kit!

Scrapdango Blog

Heather's Blog

Lynn's Blog

Nikki's Blog

Carly's Blog ..... You are here!

Lisa's Blog <<<<------- Go here next!

Kerryn's Blog

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you tomorrow!
~Til next time... <3

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Welcome to the Scrapdango Blog Hop!

So glad you've joined us for the Scrapdango Progressive Blog Hop! If you didn't get all the details (or just happened upon me here) you can head over to the Scrapdango Blog to find out all the details. This is a Progressive Blog Hop, so you'll need to be sure to visit each of the new design team member's blogs each day this weekend. You will learn one piece of a recipe challenge that you will have to include on a card, layout or altered item.

Today is the DANGOS card recipe challenge. Hopefully you've already been to Heather, Lynn, and Nikki's blogs! My letter for you for the recipe is G. You need to include all 6 items on your card, then provide a link to your card in the Scrapdango Blog comments section and/or on the Scrapdango forum. Every challenge you complete gets you 1 draw for the prize of one of Scrapdango's fabulous kits! You need to complete all of the challenges by Monday, November 16th at Midnight EST.

So here is the first part of the card recipe challenge:G is for...Glitter of course! Here is my card with all 6 items.

Any ideas of what's left? Don't just guess! You need to op on over to Lisa's blog to see what to include on your card next. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see the items you will need to include on a layout.

Carly's Blog - You Are Here

Lisa's Blog<<<------Go Here Next

I hope while you're here you have a chance to peek through my archives and get to know me a little better! So Glad you stopped by! See you tomorrow with a layout with the DT's favorite items!
~Til then <3

Monday, November 9, 2009

Gettin' Scrappy!

Happy Monday! I hope you're all feeling the blog love here, because this is true dedication, I tell you! This week marks the beginning of one of the three busiest weeks of the whole school year for me! It's grading time! Yech! It's always tough getting everything done, but this year our school district is changing systems and procedures and, well... let's just say there have been a few bumps in the road! I know we will all make it through, but it is miserable in the meantime! Prayers are greatly appreciated!

To make it through, I have been able to get a little scrappy over the last week or two (yes, I'm a little behind getting some of my latest works up here!). I'm glad it's been good therapy and not a burden adding to my insane stress levels. Being on three DTs and working the ScrapCalls blog keep me busy, but I absolutely love it! I wish that I could find a way to do more, though DH keeps reminding me that it wouldn't be very good for our marriage! LOL! So anyhow, here are a few of my latest pieces...

The colors didn't come out all that great... I think with the end of daylight savings time, I just haven't been home before dark much, and I'm having to get creative with the photography! The first and last are Nuts About Sketches from Shawn. The middle one is my first DT challenge at Scrapdango! I actually designed the sketch for this one as a part of the challenge!

I've got a few more things in the works... You'll have to head to the Scrapdango blog this weekend and be a part of the hop to check them out! The DT had some great ideas and has been fun putting them together! Hope to find you around!

~Til next time... <3

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Scrapdango Blog Hop Is Coming!!

Mark your calendars to join us Friday, November 13th through November 15th for a Progressive Blog Hop to meet the brand new Scrapdango design team. You will start out at the Scrapdango Blog and then move onto each DT member's blog for a series of progressive challenges where each DT member will reveal one part of the challenge recipe. There will be a new challenge posted each day, Friday-Sunday. By completing the challenges and some other tasks, you will earn draws toward a prize of one of Scrapdango's kits chock full of scrappy goodness. We will provide more details soon. Be ready to start hopping on Friday the 13th.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday, Monday!!

Here we are again... Another week starting right on up! We survived the Halloween weekend! The kids had a blast and were absolutely adorable. (Seriously, check out those pics!) They got to have double grandmas and a grandpa to visit and help get the party started, so all was good! We opted for the Papa Murphy's Pumpkin Pizzas instead of the chili we've done the last couple of years, but it was good to have to worry about one less item on the list!

I just love to see them so happy and excited about stuff like this! It makes my little world so complete with them!

The DT call for Scraps of Us is complete! Welcome these gorgeous ladies to the team:





They all have AMAZING talent and I'm so glad they are joining our great little team! Head on over to SOU to see the new November challenges!

In other scrappy news, I am so happy to say that I have been asked (and of course have accepted) to be on the design team for Scrapdango! Carrie has an awesome company with gorgeous kits! You will have to head over and look into getting one sent your way! I'm so excited to join the team! We've got a great mix of newbies and oldies and I think we will work so well together! Can't wait to get my first kit in the mail!

Lastly and certainly not least, it is Monday which means it's reveal day at Nuts About Sketches! I was finally able to complete a two-pager! (Haven't done that in a while!) Make sure you head over to see the sketch and other great takes on it! I'll have to post it later, but I'd rather have you get over there to take a peek!

~Til next time,