Thursday, December 23, 2010

3D objects Challenge#14

That's right this week, I'd like you to make a 3D object (preferably out of paper/cardstock) there are lots of free patterns out there (check SplitCoastStampers)

I made this one for my bosses daughter, Katie... she's fun to make stuff for (I get to use flowers!)

You have until Jan. 15 at noon CST to link your creation up

Monday, December 20, 2010

Finished Altered Blocks

plugged in:
plugged in:
I hope they like them, I like them so..... lol

If you make any Altered Art for this challenge, please post on the original CFTA#13 with Mr. Linky

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Alter It!

my youngest son is such a sweetie, he wanted to spend all the chore money he's been saving up to buy a 4-wheeler for himself instead on Christmas Gifts for people in our family! I couldn't believe it; I am SO very proud of him. But as we started shopping he realized just how far $154 will go, so it was Mom to the rescue... we'd do these glass blocks someone at Crop Chocolate turned me onto. Here's our start:
Da Block:

Glass Etching Cream (put it on thick & leave it on a loooong time):
After etching:
My boys putting on the tiles:

We decided to do mosaic tiles on the edges of the blocks:

Yep, we're making 4 for his 4 sets of grandparents!

For this challenge, you DO NOT have to make these blocks! ANY altered art project that you are currently making (perhaps a Christmas gift?) will work just fine. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Winner #2

My second trip down Random Number Generator lane! The entries are:

1. Renee Griffith

2. Natasha

3. Jasmine Ford

4. Tawn

5. Renee Griffith

6. Renee Griffith

7. Molly S AKA Mollytamale

8. Renee Griffith

9. Wendy

10. Tawn

11. Renee Griffith

12. Wendy

13. Tawn

14. Heather

15. Wendy

16. Malikai

and our handy-dandy Random Number Generator says:

Renee Griffith, come on down! Actually send me an email with your snail mail addy & I'll get that package of Thickers out to you ASAP!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

One more day....

until it closes for some THICKERS! Yes, that's right... the prize package for this round of challenges is an assortment of Thickers in different shapes & styles... you know you want them!

Oh and btw, the wreath does NOT have to be from that pattern I posted, pretty much just any wreath you make for this challenge will work (I'm easy that way)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wreath it Up!


and I made the bells out of silver glitter paper from Making Memories, made them two-faced in case they get flipped over both sides are pretty :-) I went crazy with the spritzes and there are some "puddles" but there's nothing I can really do about that.

My wreath justs got BIG and I mean REALLY BIG! Here's the TUTORIAL I used and here are a few of my steps I took. All I can say is, I'm not good at rolling these things at all, lol
Added a bit of Tattered Angels & Smooch Spritz
a center layer yet not a center.... wet glue!
I hope to be finished 100% tomorrow night & will post an update for you

Saturday, December 4, 2010

CFTA#11 Snowman... finally

UPDATE: Spyder's freebie snowman has expired but if you want her digi snowman, please email me with your email addy & she said she will sent it to you for this challenge! Isn't she awesome?! She does a weekly freebie on Wednesday, go get the new one!

I'm very happy with how he turned out. So remember to go visit Spyder to pick up your snowman freebie, once you've made your project, link it back to my original CFTA#11 post and send me a note with your email addy... Spyder will send you a freebie just for using her digi!

AND you'll be in the drawing for the current prize.... I'm thinking THICKERS? none of you like Thickers, do you?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Challenge #11 Snowpeople

This week's challenge I didn't get finished coloring last night so I will have to post tonight, I'm so sorry I keep getting behind. But I want you to color/paper piece/stamp a Snowperson and my recommendation is Sypder's Snowman which you can get free this week

UPDATED: Sypder has generously said that she will give each player a freebie just for using her digi in this week's game! How cool is she? So make sure you leave me your email addy in your comment after you've linked up to receive this special gift from her!

Excuse: Monday night my 9yo son's Guinea Pig, Minos, died after being taken to the vet & on meds. So I convinced dh that ds needs a cat (ds wanted a cat so it worked out well), last night we went to the Animal Shelter to see what was available and, of course, he fell in love with a little girl tuxedo kitty named Checkers and we put in an application to adpot her. I'll find out today if we're approved or not. Here they are:
As soon as I picked her up to hand her to Ike, she started purring - just what he needs

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Christmas, Christmas Everywhere Pictures!

My oldest son was insistant upon us having green lights down the center of the tree so I found myself at Wal-Mart on Saturday after Thanksgiving, if you know me at all you know I cannot stand anything Black (toe) Friday related so to find myself at the evil retailer on this weekend is just not me. But we got our green lights & he is a very happy boy. Here's our Christmas tree all lit up.
New ornaments I made for the tree:
no the stickles haven't dried yet so they aren't ready to go on the tree, but as soon as I get home from work on Monday, they will!
Products Used: Cricut Expression with Gypsy & Christmas cartridge; Slice Metallic paper by Making Memories; Stickles Ice

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas, Christmas Everywhere

I've been busy with my company so I haven't had a chance to post the challenge. The challenge is to get your Christmas tree/decorations put up (mine are still in the attic of my husbands workshop so it may be tomorrow before I get pics posted) BUT you have to put a handmade paper item on each thing (say tree, wreath, centerpiece, etc. with a paper snowman, angel, star, etc.) and post it, remember you get 3 entries.

I will try to get mine done today as my company has their bags by the door but they're men and are currently playing the Wii :-) Oh well, at least my brother & my husband get along well. Yesterday we went GeoCaching, Jimmy (my brother) is just getting into it with a friend of his and my family did several a few years back but then got distracted by other things. I plotted out a course including 16 caches to hunt down that made a loop leaving the house, driving a bunch of back roads that looped back to our house - this worked great! We took a picnic lunch with us. At one of the middle caches we took this back road we'd never been on only to find ourselves on the opposite side of a very large creek (we kept calling it the river) but guess what.... no bridge, it had washed away! My 12yo son followed his uncle across the water (shallowest area was probably about a foot deep), getting wet about shin level which didn't make mama very happy since it was only about 38 degrees out yesterday! Finally we all got way too impatient, I told the two 9 year olds (my son & neice) to get into my Jeep, drove across the rocky shore to pick up my husband, and just 4wd my way across the creek - OMG!!! What fun that is! I was scared on my way over of killing it, flooding my baby and having to call a wrecker (I have drowned a motorcycle this very way except no wrecker, I had to push it out of the water while dripping wet myself). Anywho, that cache was a bust... we never found it but there is a ton of decay from dead trees and a LOT of trash from flooding. We gave up, loaded 5 in the Jeep & my crazy brother sitting on the hood, and treked back across the creek in my Jeep to have our picnic at Ron's Liberty (oh, dh is Ron). We finished the day with 13 found of the 16, one place was creepy & we were pretty sure on private property so we didn't look too long there or really hang out, my oldest wouldn't even get out of the car! Hope your holiday was a good as mine has been.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Challenge #9 It's a Banner Day!

Someone (Wendy) pointed out yesterday that since I had the drawing there isn't a current challenge & she needs something to work on. Make a full size wall-hanging art or put a mini-banner on a scrapbook page. I'm working on one for WALK FOR DANA which is going to be a decoration for this coming weekend for my friend's breast cancer fund raiser. I can't wait to show it off but more than that to use it at her walk!
Just got Iced
Waiting for the Ice to dry

Don't forget to leave a comment AFTER you link! Thanks

Monday, November 15, 2010

We have our WINNER!

Since today is November 15 and it's past noon, I just couldn't wait until I got home from work to do the drawing to see who won this month... Here are the entries:
1. Heather
2. Wendy
3. Heather
4. Wendy
5. Tawn
6. Tamie Camp
7. Lori Turner
8. Natasha
9. Natasha
10. Wendy
11. Wendy

and Using Random Number Generator it was #4, our winner is WENDY! Since she's local and coming down to my house Friday night anyway, I'm giving her the option of grabbing 3 items from the grab bag or a selection of 12x12 papers from my misc. stash. Let me know, girlfriend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Challenge #8.... Oh Snow!

SNOW! That's it, that's this week's challenge to you. Here's my creation (but the lighting is wonky, the close up shot is much beter)
ahhh, better!
Oh, and don't forget this is the LAST CHALLENGE before the drawing to see who the winner will be. You have until NOON on the 15th to get your entries posted!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Challenges, Prizes, FUN!!

Crop Chocolate is no longer just the place to purchase scrappy items at a great price (even brand new fresh from CHA items at a discount!) with free shipping available but this weekend, November 6 & 7, they are having a crop with challenges that include prizes galore!
Check out Sweet Talk for more information, any post started by Jon or Megan Ann! It's SWEET

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Challenge #7 - Santa Baby

This week's challenge isn't really THAT hard... use Santa! Yep, that's right the big chubby man in the red suit that scares at least half of the people he meets ;-)
That sparkly stuff - Polymark Dimensional Fabric Paint that I got free from a swap table (nope, I didn't even leave anything behind)
Dh liked the bright red Santa better than the darker red which is a Sharpie on my desk at work, the darker red is a Copic marker on my desk at home
Please leave me a message after you post your creation!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Challenges #6 - Black & White

I'm sorry I didn't have this one scheduled to post just after midnight, but here it is... This week's challenge is Black & White, no other colors are allowed on your creation! Want more info on this card? Go to my other blog ScrapAddictsAttic & don't forget to leave me a message after you've uploaded! Entries for all current challenges end at NOON (CST) on Nov. 15 & Winner will be announced on Nov. 16!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Think Pink

Challenge #5 is all about Think Pink for that someone in your life who has been affected by this terrible disease.
As a child, my parents best friends were another couple, Sherry & Johnny. My very BEST memories of my childhood involve them. They had no children of their own, this made it easier to pretend I was theirs from time to time. They were an amazing couple! Cool cars, a canary yellow Corvette and a canary yellow Jeep Wrangler. I never got to ride in the 'Vette but spend many a day 4-wheeling around in the Jeep. Canoeing with them would mean I got beer even though I was only a kid this was permitted (it was the 70's!). Sherry had this beautiful long jet black hair, ultra hip clothes and jewelry. Johnny looked like a modern day mountain man but with the biggest heart and quick wit of any man I'd ever met. They had lion statues next to their front door since Lyon was their last name. My parents never fought when we were with Sherry & Johnny; these were the happiest days. Many years ago, we lost Johnny to breast cancer... yes, men can get breast cancer too.
A few months ago I met Mel on since we're both from Arkansas, we chatted about scrapping together & made a play date for ourselves. Melody brought along her sister Dana. At first sight I thought, this lady scraps?! No way... she isn't plump, she's got some of the longest legs you've ever seen... just didn't fit what I had in my head as "one of us". Let the bonding being! We laughed, joked, got a little teary-eyed and became a little like sisters that day. Dana very recently was diagnosed and has begun going thur her options and making decisions. Her wonderful (real) sister, Melody, is organizing a Walk for Dana benefit on November 20 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas. I'm trying to help put together a silent auction item and maybe a few other things, plus work for them that day doing whatever they need me to do... Gopher? My card is dedicated to Dana
I used umWowStudio's Sketch Mania #16 for my basic card design.

And the first winner is.....

drum roll please......
using random number generator......
with a total of 17 entries......
it was #15 Heather! (just FYI if you count them, throw out the very first one as that is mine & I don't need to win my own stuff! lol)

So Heather, please email me with your mailing info & I'll get that out to you ASAP!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Prize

for Challenges 1-4 will be....
You still have a few days to complete & post for Challenge #4 before the drawing!

Friday, October 15, 2010


What kind of prizes do you like to win from Blog Challenges?

Please let me know as I haven't decided how to reward my monthly winners & the first one is coming up this week! I'll announce the winner Thursday morning but I'm unsure of what to give out as a prize, help!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Challenge #4 Friendship

This week's challenge is to use the word "friendship" or "friend" on something.
Here's my creation:
The Details:

DEADLINE CHANGE: Since the 15th falls right after this challenge, I'm going to make the deadline for this ONE challenge Wednesday so everyone has time to create something. So you have until Midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 20 to finish this last creation before I announce the winners!

Thanks for playing along & please don't forget to leave me a comment after using Mr. Linky!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Challenge #3

This week, I challenge everyone to use a tree!

Products Used: Printed Papers-CTMH Splendor; Cardstock-CTMH Chocolate; Topiary, Buttercup & Watermelon; bird paper-ki Friendship; Cricut Cartridge-Cindy Loo

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Challenge #2

This weeks challenges is to COLOR SOMETHING! I don't care if you use markers (like Copic or ProMarkers), waterbrush, colored pencils, crayons.... whatever, just have fun!
Here's my little creation:

Isn't he the cutest?
I used my new Copic Sketch Marker set called Earthy Elements and used almost every one of them to color him in. Printed Paper from My Mind's Eye Bloom & Grow (Grow Set)

REMEMBER: It's not too late to enter the previous Challenge!! Just make sure you enter to the correct post! Details HERE!

Do you love my Mouse DigiStamp? Then go see Spyder's blog!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's a New Challenge Blog!

Welcome! Here I will issue challenges apparently on Thursday nights :-) Please be patient with me as I figure all this craziness out but I wanted to jump right in. UPDATE: Please see Da Rulz on the right side bar with all the info about how my Challenges are going to work! One week may be a color combo, one week may be a technique, one may be a sketch, one may be from a suggestion made from one of you (PLEASE feel free to send me an email with ideas!!)

For your first challenge, I want you to create something with a cat, and by cat I mean a kitty cat (meow) not a zoo animal cat (roar).

Challenge #1:

Products Used: Printed Paper-CTMH Bella; Cardstock-CTMH Cocoa & Desert Sand; flowers-Prima ; brad-misc; bling-Boxer; Cricut Cartridge-Cindy Loo (which I WON from

This Challenge ends Oct. 15 with a little gift I will mail the winner, let me look around and see what I can find. Gifts are only available to residence of the US & Canada (sorry to my overseas friends). Winner will be announced October 16. I haven't decided on random or my pick of best but please don't let that stop you!

Join me in the Attic!