Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New adventures ahead!!!

Soon my term for Tally Scrapper Design team will end. It's been great fun working with the Creative Directors and other Design Team members there. I love Tally Scrapper and will always feel like it's my scrappy home on the big World Wide'll still find me playing along with challenges and hanging out on the message board. So please drop by when you can.

But now that my position has ended with Tally Scrapper I decide to try my hand at another Design Team position. So I'm happy to announce that I'm now on ScrapFIT's design team. So wish me luck girls! I have a 6 month commitment to fulfill....August to January. Hope I can do them proud!

If you've never heard of ScrapFIT Blog you gotta check it out. They offer a couple of challenges each month and fabulous give aways. Make sure to check it out.

However, if you are a follower, Kelly has decided to change things up a bit. Here's the new info:

Just a little FYI:
I spilt the girls into two teams this term since things are so busy. This way the only have to complete one LO per month, but can do both if they want! The more ther merrier, right?!?! YEAH I think so!!!

Laura Jean Miller
Sara Zenger
Dayna Corigan
Kristin Perez
Mia Clarke
Shana Dilldine

JJ Sobey
Mikki Boyd
Norine Borys
Danielle Wycough
Kimmie Rishebarger
Kelly Rutherford
 These girls will be starting August 1st with a FUN Wet-n-Wild Workout!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beautiful in Every Single Way

That's my Leia girl. She is beautiful inside and out! She is so special to me. I found these photos of her from 3 years ago and never scrapped them. So I thought it was time. 

Here's the sketch that I used to from My Little Sketch Blook by Liz Qualman. Love her sketches you gotta check them out. She has a contest going on for June...go check it out here. I also followed another challenge at Tallyscrapper called Purple Punch. The challenge required the use of purple, brown, green, and pink colors. Some ribbon, 4 brads, and to journal in strips.

I used a bunch of Prima flowers and added some old Jolee paper flowers to them for dimension.

A close up of the fabulous die cut work from Silhouette Machine. Just love their images. Also cut the butterflies with it too.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the websites above.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

ScrapFIT woorkout #21 Use your Machines

Okay so I created another layout for ScrapFIT. I just had to share this layout. The reason? Well, I wanted to share one of the most fabulous features of the Silhouette Die Cutting Machine. If you will look at the sign on the right hand side of my layout...I was able to print the journaling straight from my Silhouette on to the sign! Is that not the coolest thing ever?

Originally I hand wrote my journaling and messed up. Don't ya just hate that? So I went back to my Silhouette and did the journaling in the software program, printed it with my printer, (yes the Silhouette has a print feature built in) then I put the same paper in my machine and it cut around the edges. The Silhouette prints out registration marks so that the machine will read those marks and knows where to cut. 

It fit perfectly in my sign and covered up my horrible mistake. This is just another one of those great features that Silhouette Machine offers.

Close up of my handmade flowers. The clip board and film reel are also die cuts from the Silhouette. The photos here aren't all that great. Some kind lady at the theater took them for me. It was so dark the photos didn't turn out that well and I had to touch them up in PSE 6 the beat I could.

Here is a close up of the journaling block a created with my Silhouette Machine. I downloaded the Shrek font from the internet, added lines to the inside and cut it out with the machine. It fit inside perfectly. In this case I preferred computer journaling over my handwriting because I was able to squeeze in more words.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Another ScrapFIT challenge layout!!

ScrapFIT challenge for the month is: 

“Exercise Machines”
For this challenge you must use a “machine”. 
What machines you might ask? 
Punches, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, Slice, Cricut—any or all will do.

Here is my 2nd layout for this challenge.

Me & My Baby Girl

I used my Silhouette machine to make the "baby girl" title.

Here's a close up of the title.

This chipboard border is from Maya Road. I painted it with Gesso and then sprayed it with Green Meadow Glimmer mist. I love the distressed look on it.

This layout was created from the products I received in my Tallyscrapper kit for June. You gotta check out this kit.

Challenges, Challenges, Challenges

Love me some scrapbooking challenges. I found an awesome blog called ScrapFIT that offers some very interesting challenges to get your creativity on and they have wonderful give-aways too! 

Once a month ScrapFIT has 1 main challenge and then during the same month they post 2 more mini challenges. So if you are looking for some fabulous scrapbooking challenges you most check out ScrapFIT. This month challenge is:
“Exercise Machines”
For this challenge you must use a “machine”. 
What machines you might ask? 
Punches, Cuttlebug, Sizzix, Slice, Cricut—any or all will do.

Did she say MACHINE????!!! Well, I'm happy to say that my all time favorite scrapbooking medium is my Silhouette Die Cutting Machine. I use it on most of my layouts! So here is my layout I'm submitting:
I used my Silhouette to cut out the Yellow paper border.

Ranger Wives: These Photo was taken back in 1992 when my husband Greg, was an Army Ranger Instructor at Camp Rudder located at Eglin AFB, Florida. Every year the Ranger hosted a Ranger's Wives Swap walk. They would take us out in the swamp and show us how to do their jobs. Of course we wives like to ham it up by dressing to look just like our men! We even imitated them with the “SNUFF look” in our mouths. The Rangers took us out in zodiacs, taught us about the wildlife, had us repelling, shoot their weapons, and even eat their nasty MRE's, it was so much fun, except eating the food! Yuck! I loved dressing up in Greg's Uniform. All my friends told me that I was the only one 
that could make a Ranger's fatigues look feminine! That was my greatest contribution!

I made these flowers and leaves using a new technique 
I've been trying out. I hope to make a video showing how I made them in a few days.

Love these Green Corrugated Letters from Jellibean soup. They add so much dimension! Also love the cute frilly pink gingham trim. All these products came in my June Tallyscrapper kit.