Saturday, April 24, 2010

Weekly Check In: Week 3 of April

It's that time of the week again! Time to check in! We still don't have much participation yet :( Drag your friends here, even if they're not slacker-ly like we are. We'd just like to see people play along.

So here's a little of what I've been up to this week:

Let's see ... I finished a set of 15 Artist Trading Cards for the Bombshell Stamps Design Team Swap ... and since I'm Ms. August 2010 I got to play along!

15 cards were a lot to make! I had some help last week from the lovely AND talented NickyCole coloring and cutting out all the bombshells, hats & cauldrons. So this week was assembly week! Sadly I screwed up a few of the stamped images and had to make more :( I'm really happy with how they turned out ... cute, sassy & wicked!

I made a card for the Bombshell Forums Monthly Challenge. The card fits two challenges. The sketch challenged called for some triangles and the other challenge was to create your own pattern/design paper. Since I felt like I was falling behind on my monthly to-do list I decided to combine the 2 challenges into one! And Voila! A pretty groovy card if I do say so myself!

And yesterday I started working on a Mini-Album for my Mom on Mother's Day. During our usual lunch time conversations Mom mentioned that she wish someone would tell her how amazing she was .. (she was jealous because I'd just got done telling her that someone had told me I was amazing! haha). So I thought what better way to show her than with a little book of love made by me.

This morning I thought out what I wanted in the book, scoured old albums for photos and then did a layout sketch. I've never done a scrapbook before so I wanted to keep my thoughts organized, a sketch is a great way to do that! And yes I tend to make sketches of my cards before I create them too.

I happened to already have a mini-chipboard album at home. Found some paper I liked and spent the evening gluing pages in for my backgrounds, trimming them to size, and accenting them with a gold paint pen. As you can see I still have some more work to do with the painting!

And did I mention I also had a nasty virus and was bedridden most of the week! lol I don't feel so bad for spending 4 days in bed now that I've got so many things cleaned off my crafty lil plate!

Well folks that's all I've got for ya this week. So how about you? What have you been up to? Anything fun and exciting? I'm so desperate to know that I don't even care if it's craft related! hehe

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Weekly Check In: Week 1 of April

So what have you crazy beautiful ladies been up to this week?

Here's what we've been up to:

Boho Rose here this week. This week I finished all the wedding invitations! Hooray! It turned out to be a heck of a lot more work than I had anticipated. So needless to say I was thrilled with JuneDeer offered to help out! Thanks so much for all your hard work JuneDeer :) I also did some freelance design work, creating a blogger template for someone I admire. And best of all I finally finished my circle journal and was able to pass it on to Ms. Crafty Safffy so she can start working on her spread in the book.

I'll post some pictures of my circle journal later. Maybe I'll even use the linky! hehe

I was very glad to have those 3 things crossed off my to-do list! Now I can work on finishing up my sister's baby quilt ... which just so happens to fit 2 of the challenges for April!

So what have you beautiful crafters been up to this week? Use the linky below to share with us what you've done this week. Or just leave us a comment .... pretty please!! :) We love getting comments!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

March Challenge Winner

Sorry I hadn't gotten to this yet. The winner of the March Challenges was JuneDeer of Fairy Good Food & Crafts with 3 Entries!

And as a "Thank You For Playing" NickyCole will also be receiving a little something special, since she was the only person other than June to play!

Congrats ladies!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Challenges

And here's the REAL challenges for the month of April! Feel free to play along with the April Fool's Challenge still :)

Each month we bring you 3 challenges to inspire new and exciting projects, and we want to motivate you with prize giveaways!  (Please refer to the Challenges Page for more details and to find out how to get extra entires!)  Enter as many times as you like for any of the challenges - and have fun!

Challenge 1:

Cat Neck Pillow

Reversible ToteFat Quarter PurseFaux Stitching9 Patch Quilt

The links in the above picture have been giving some crafters issues, so here they are in a clickable text link as well:

Reversible ToteFat Quarter PurseFaux Stitching9 Patch Quilt

Challenge 2:

Challenge 3:

If that wasn't enough to motivate you here is 
the prize for the April Challenge:

Mother's Day Mini Album Kit: Includes 2 Mini Clear Stamps Sets (that's a total of 7 stamps!), 1 5-page Scalloped Circle Chipboard Album, Acrylic Block, Glitter Glue, & 5 sheets of 12x12 paper. 

Challenge Samples:
 And to get you started here's some samples from our Craziest Crafters .... The Crazy Crafter Design Team!

Sample from Deb with this month's layout

Deadline for submissions is the last day of April by Midnight MST.  Submit the link to your page with  the gadget  below: