Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scraptivations Challenge 1

I finally have the very first design team challenge posted over at Scraptivations! All the little details in getting everything set up is just craziness! I knew it would take quite a bit of work, but seeing it all is kind of insane!

The first challenge is a sketch from Lisa.

and here is my take...

I've been holding onto that picture for awhile now. Lynn and I got to take a "Fabulous Flowers" class sponsored by CK, but little did we know that CK royalty would be teaching it! Megan Hoeppner and Lori Anderson were the teachers, and Kelly Purkey stopped by at the end. We made sure to get a quick pic with the three of them! So exciting! *I'm such a scrap dork*

Be sure to head over to Scraptivations to get the rest of the details to qualify for the prize and see what the rest of the DT did with the sketch!

~Til next time <3

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Finally, A Little Creative Time...

It seems like it's been ages, though I know it hasn't really been quite that long :) I was able to go on a getaway this weekend to a wonderful scrapping retreat sponsored by our one little LSS. The retreat was wonderful- had awesome food prepared for me (no dishes to wash either!), wonderful company (got to know the gals from said LSS a bit better), and got several scrappy projects done. A girl can't ask for too much more!

Seems like I've got a few irons in the fire about now. The Scraptivations DT is up and working on the first DT challenge, so I got that taken care of. I got at least 2 of the 52 Week challenges done from PersonalScrapper (I need to check my list for a 3rd and possible 4th). But most importantly, I went wild with all my Jillibean Soup stuff to give myself some more to choose from to submit to the JBS design team call... Oh, wow... That's all I can say if Jill were to pick me. I just LOVE Jillibean... *sigh* I will officially take all well-wishes, prayers, and finger crossings at this time! Deadline is Tuesday, but I'm putting the finishing touches on a project to send it tomorrow.

Here's my latest...
From the March PersonalScrapper kit 
My MInd's Eye Stella Rose

Jillibean Soup Monster Stew

October Afternoon Weathervane and Campfire

The inside of this card says "is picture perfect!"
Jillibean Soup Pasta Fagioli

Jillibean Soup Chicken Noodle Soup

These didn't come out of the retreat, but I realized I hadn't posted them...
Bella Blvd. Lovey Dovey

And this is one of the layouts published in SNR
Jillibean Soup Atomic Soup and Alphabet Soup

If you take a look through my gallery in the sidebar, I'd love to get some feedback about which JBS stuff you like the best! Off to finish some flowers!

~Til next time <3

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tme Flies Fast...

and I guess I'm having fun! Today was a pretty fantabulous day at work, I have to say! Just some stuff that has been going on has sort of been dealt with. It's crazy, but this has totally felt like a ton of bricks has been lifted off of me... *major sigh*  Now I just hope and pray the rest of the pieces fall together well, and that we don't end up with a bigger problem than we started with.

I've been working on tons of scrappy fun lately, but I've only been able to take pics of a few things. So I'm just gonna share my Sketchabilities layout with you tonight. We've had a dreary last several days (including a major dumping on of snow - blech!) and it's just been so dark to take pics.

Karan's sketch #42

and my take

Funny, because this seems quite a bit busier than I normally do, and I struggled with it (the perfectionist in me just can't let go sometimes!). But I think it's fun! We were able to spend an entire day at the San Diego Zoo this past summer and had such an amazing time. It's really hard to believe that there were things we weren't able to see :( Hopefully we can make it back in a few years. We all loved it, and the entire trip was well worth it! 

Needing to head out and to bed!
~Til next time <3