Monday, March 29, 2010

March Dango Reveal

March is nearing an end and spring has definitely sprung in the great Northwest. Today is such a classic spring day here-- In the past 2 and 1/2 hours, the weather has changed from sun peeking through the clouds to rain showers and blustering wind. I know we need the rain. I can't wait for the grass to green up. The tulips and crocuses have popped up and are starting to bloom. Woodpeckers have been mistaking our house for their own as they do every spring. My favorite piece of spring though, our family finally has an entire week to enjoy one another's company! Very needed around this house! :)

With grading, reporting and conferences, I didn't get a chance to show the reveal for SCRaPDANGo here. The kits are already out, and you should head over to the SCRaPDANGo Store and see if there are any more left for sale. I had so much fun with this month's Spice kit! I <3 Jillibean Soup so very much! Her papers are so versitle! I was also sooooo excited to finally get my hands on some currogated alphas! Oh man! What fun!

Here's the amazing kit itself...

Without further ado, here are my March Dango creations!

I've been wanting to do something with this pic for some time now! Just love how it turned out. I also just added some Tim Holz Glossy Accents to the red Jenni Bowlin letters. Makes them pop a bit more than what you see here.

Signs of spring around our place! If you look closely, you'll see the woodpecker making a real home for himself!

This is my version of Lynn's sketch. I don't usually do much that is asymmetrical and initially struggled with this one. I decided to stay out of my box and go with the original sketch. This is now my FAVORITE LO of the entire kit!

Here are some fun cards. I stretched myself again and did a little paper piecing. I even dusted off the Cricut for that little birdy. (He's actually the shadow affect of the ducky character on the Doodlecharms cartridge!)

I free-handed this tree trunk. Again, not something I normally would have done! So proud of myself!

I had so much fun making cards with this kit! I'm going to have to make quite a few more!

Check back later this week to see the April Kit sneak peeks! They're gonna be awesome again!

~Til next time <3

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Couple of Projects for Mid-Week!

I am barely surviving the week... conferences are next week, which means I'm knee-deep (ok, eyeballs is more accurate) in grading and report cards! It will be well worth it though as spring break will FINALLY be here after that! Whew! I'm tired just thinking about it!

Thought I'd post a couple of things for you all to peek at while I'm avoiding my work taking a well-deserved break. The first is a LO I did for SCRaPDANGo's LO tag from last month. I was the first one up, so I had to wait soooo patiently for the game to finish! Man, that's really hard for me!
I love this LO so much! This was a pic I got of my darlings on Valentine's Day weekend. J was "piggybacking" Miss A all around, having a blast, of course! Most everything on this page is from my February Personal Scrapper kit. I did get to use my new Fancy Pants pins though! I'm having so much fun with those little guys! I also had some fun playing around in PSE for the photo itself. I wasn't really happy with the color of the pics to use with any of the paper I'd been wanting to get out, so I started playing with the hues. This way, the pic wasn't black and white, yet not really sepia either! I thought it was kind of a cool combination... :)

The next LO is one that I realized I had to take down quite awhile ago. This is my LO that was published in Scrapbook Trends this past January! I'm hoping to find a real frame to put the LO into somedeay, but  for now it is up in a cheap one in my scraproom!

Again, some of my very favorite papers! That pic is also one of my all-time faves! Can't believe how big my little guy is getting! He reminds me all the time that he's "almost a first grader!" Nah, he'll always be my little baby!

Well, enough for tonight. My break must be over by now! Thanks for stopping by!
~til next time <3

Monday, March 15, 2010

SCRaPDANGo Reveal!

It's kind of exciting around SCRaPDANGo right now! We have a new owner! She's not a new face at all! DT co-leader Heather has officially taken over the reins! We're super excited for her and glad that former owner and founder Carrie will still be around :)

Here are some of my creations with this month's kit!

Those pics of my little girly are so old now! It felt great to get some more of her stuff scrapped for her first year album. Maybe I'll be done with that one by the time she's four??!! I actually only have a few more left on the list that I need to take care of... we'll see!

I took another plunge with a DT call... not expecting anything from this one, but I just need to keep putting my hat into the ring... I'll find out who made it soon, so at least no major prolonged wait! It will just keep me learning more and more and practicing more and more! Someday... :)

~Til next time <3

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sassies Card Sketch for March!

I've had so many awesome visitors for the Sassy Lil' Sketches Blog Hop! If that's what you're here for, be sure to check the post below this one to keep hopping! Thanks so very much for all the love you've left me! It makes me feel kinda warm and fuzzy inside to have you say such nice things about my work! I'm so excited to be a part of this team!

With that said, here is Cherie's awesome sketch for us to create with...

Isn't that just perfect for a card? She makes it so easy for me to make cards!
And here's my take on it!

I made this card for a friend of my for her birthday! She's actually a leapyear birthday, but I always celebrate it with her in March! These are some cute Basic Gray papers and stickers I got when I was at CKC in the Latest and Greatest 2010 class. It was the first time in that one for me and I really enjoyed it! Great product is ALWAYS a bonus though! I also found that cute little stand at Target so I can better prop my stuff up with! Can't wait til the sun is shining full-time to get outside and take the pics!

Thanks again for stopping by!
~ til next time <3

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Welcome to the Sassy Lil' Sketches Blog Hop!

Sassy Lil' Sketches would like to welcome you to our "Going Green" Blog Hop. We hope you will join us in doing the "Going Green" Challenge! Each of the Sassies has created a "Going Green" project to inspire you along the hop route. They are fabulous and we are excited to showcase their crafty talent!!!

We will be offering a random grand prize for one participant.

Here are the details of "Going Green" Challenge:
Create a project (card, layout, or altered) using the "Going Green" sketch below AND one of the following "Going Green" criteria:

1. "Go Green:" Do a project that is predominantly green in color.
2. "Reduce:" Reduce your stash by creating a project where all the product used are at least one year old (no new stuff).
3. "Reuse:" Do a project with left overs from a previous project.
4. "Recycle:" Do a project with an item that was used for something else first.

My layout uses papers from my monthly kit from SCRaPDANGo. This is the Sugar kit featuring Scribble Scrabble patterned papers and Buzz and Bloom embellishments. In trying to keep "green," I've also inked my white letters with chalk ink and used a piece of cardboard from an album I recently purchased.

Carly's blog - <<<<<----- YOU ARE HERE! Cathy's blog - <<<<<----- GO HERE NEXT!

Have fun and happy scrapping!