Friday, October 29, 2010

A 7Gypsies holiday fix and giveaway!!

Did you see this on the 7Gypsies blog?? They've got some new holiday goodies and want to give some away to 3 lucky people:

I love these stamps!!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

On {SAS}sy Cloud 9!!!

OMGosh!!! I am so excited to get to share this fabulous piece of news!!!

I am a Guest Design Team member for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking!!

Here is the news, straight from Lauri:

I struggled with only picking 4 design team members…so in addition to the full time design team, I also picked 3 guest designers!





And guest desiging for us during this 6 month dt term:




I decided to bring back both Dana and Nadine for another term. They both are extremely wonderful designers and also such a big part of the site – I felt like it just wouldn’t be the same without them for 6 months. I am excited to see how they progress in the next 6 months.

Adrienne has been very instrumental to the site since the moment she joined. She is a wonderful designer and is always willing to get to know you on a personal level. I have never worked with Adrienne but I look forward to working with her as she expands her scrapbooking skills.

And JJ. Last term, she was kind enough to jump in at the last minute and design. But although she joined us for a while, I felt she deserved to design for us for a complete term this time. JJ is one of the most creative people know – and not just scrapbooking wise, she is talented in whatever craft she does.

I was very impressed with all the applications but wanted to see a little more from the following designers. So please join me in welcoming Em, Krystle and Debbie to our team as guest designers over the next 6 months.

Congrats to everyone, I am looking forward to working with you in the upcoming months. And thank you again to EVERYONE that submitted applications. It warms my heart to see so many wonderful scrapbookers who have an interest in joining our team.
Congrats to Nadine, Adrienne, Dana, and JJ!! They are all such talented ladies and I love seeing all their work!! And congrats to my GDT counterparts Krystle and Debbie!!! I can't wait to see what you do during your time!
And a big THANK YOU to Lauri for wanting me to guest design for her!! I love Scrap Attack and have been grinning since I got the news!! I feel honored to have been chosen and look forward to working with all the DT members!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Reflections of a scrap nerd

Over at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking the following question was asked:

Do you ever feel silly sometimes being the only one with a camera if you are out with others who are not scrappers?

And I have to say that sometimes I do. Sometimes I care too much about what other people think of me. That I might be perceived as strange or a nuisance. And yet, it has not stopped me from taking shots of my food in restaraunts, or pulling the car over to get a cool shot. The scrapbooker comes out and I think of the perfect LO I can do with those shots, planning pages as soon as I take the photos.

I love my hobby, love being able to let my creativity run wild. Oh and getting to play with fancy office supplies (I've always loved office/school supplies. Getting a fun pen or highlighter always made me happy) I love to be able to look back at my pages and see the details, the time I put into it.

But deep down sometimes I wonder what those around me are thinking. They probably don't even notice what I'm doing and if they do, it's nothing illegal, nothing to be ashamed about. Yet I have sacrificed photo-ops before because of those around me, hearing snide comments or getting funny looks. And then I always regret not getting the photos. It doesn't help that I'm not around other scrapbookers (or even those who understand) very often. My family doesn't scrap and I have a couple friends who kinda scrap. They aren't into it like I am, so I don't think they even fully understand. But, it shouldn't matter who I am around. I do this for me and I should be the one who matters most.

This is definitely something I am working on, not caring so much and being oblivious to the comments and looks. I am working on living a life with no regrets and this seems to be an easy place to start!

So maybe I'm not such a scrap nerd after all...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

You want a challenge??

If you want a challenge, go check out the October Scrapbook Play (10 #3) challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. The challenge is to do a blind grab of your stash and create a LO with whatever you pull. Since most of my papers are in kits, I grabbed 3 bags and pulled 1-2 papers from each. I ended up with Love, Elsie cardstock (green arrows) which I sanded, Bella Blvd (the card sheet from camped out) which I cut a bunch of the elements out, Crate Paper (black background), October Afternoon, and the sticker element sheet from BG Granola
Then it was time to pick embellishments. I grabbed MM rub-on alphas, BG buttons, Kaiser Craft woven badges, MM Spook Alley velvet frames, green ribbon, and pink ribbon
Put it all together, and I created the following:

Not too bad considering what I had to work with! Let me tell you, this was a challenge to pull off, but I had a blast doing it!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Some LOs I can now share

Well, one DT announcement has been made. I kinda figured my style was not for them, but I tried anyway and had fun creating with their papers. And now I can share part of what I worked on last month. Looking at what I created, I think that I have a relatively "simple" style. I guess nothing that makes people go "WOW" but I am happy with what I create and that is all that matters. I especially like the last LO and it's part of a "Brave Girls" album that I am putting together with the daily truths and quotes that Melody Ross shares. Seriously, I absolutely adore her and love all the inspiration and wonderful messages that she shares to all the brave girls out there. Every woman should check her out!!!

My niece Kayla at Christmas last year loved to hold Mindy. Mindy doesn't like to be held much and decided to lick Kayla so she'd let her go. Too bad Kayla loved Mindy's "kisses" LOL

Me and my hockey girl Andrea at the Av's preseason scrimmage! This girl loves the sport as much as I do :)

And for my Brave Girls album... I really do like how this one turned out for some reason. Not the photo of me so much, but the overall design.