Tuesday, June 29, 2010
But first, another happy dance -
Pretty much every scrapper I know uses Glue Dots. They are a great adhesive, especially for small items such as buttons, flowers and other embellishments. The Glue Dots page is on my fan list on Facebook, and I was even chosen as fan of the week some time back and received an awesome goody package! Earlier this month, I shared a card on their site. As most of you know, I have a hard time loving my cards (let's face it, I usually think they are lame! LOL) but they seemed to like the one I posted because they asked if they could use it in their advertising!!!! Um, yeah....one of MY cards! I'm so flattered. :) I've returned the release form and pics along with instructions and supply list for the card and can't wait to see where it turns up. Glue Dots will give me full credit, of course, and will also promote my blog and FB Fan Page. EXCITING!!!
Ok and now for the even bigger announcement..... I am super thrilled to share that I was invited to join the blog team for Scrapping Cottage!!! Yippee!! Out of the blue, I received an invitation to join their team and couldn't be happier. I love the Cottage Cutz dies and to be chosen without a DT Call is such an opportunity I had to accept.
Watch for my debut on the Scrapping Cottage blog in the near future. And don't forget to check out future ads for Glue Dots to see where my card shows up too!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Pattern papers are My Mind's Eye, Quite Contrary collection. Variety of different types of letters for the title, QK damask die, QK scallop edgers and that's about it......
....ohhh! and stickles. :)
I got my new toy today.....the i-Rock by Imaginisce. Oh my gosh, I love this thing! and if you love bling, you'll love it too. I added these 'rocks' using the i-Rock and the three smallest size gems that come in the compact. To show you the size, I've compared it to a mini brad. Sorry for the extra glue on that tiny one -- it slipped when the glue started to melt and I had to slide it back in place. It's barely noticable in person.
I love this!! And I can't wait to see what Imaginisce brings to CHA Summer. I have the i-Top brad maker and punches too. Both these i-tools are really fun to play with...er, I mean WORK with. ;)
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
I think my favorite are the monsters....how can they not be with so many of my own little monsters to scrap. Like Mr. Mad here. Logan is a hoot. Nobody knows what he was grumpy about but he made sure we all knew that he was. Thankfully it lasted only long enough to get a picture and then he was fine and playing again. Silly boy. Besides the monster die for this page I've used the QK 2x2 speech bubble, the largest and smallest scallop edgers and the dots border. I cut the arrow by hand and the letters are Heidi Swapp chipboard. Journaling tag is stamped on kraft paper, and I added googly eyes to the monster just cuz he needs them!
And here is the skunk. Adorable! Had to use him for this page of Logan, he is such a little stinker. For the stink-plumes I used the 4x4 tree shapes; nesting heart for the background and various small hearts from other shapes. Title is Teriyaki grand.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Courtney turned 6 on Monday. When they were here for Memorial Weekend we decided it was perfect timing to have a little party. She was surprised and LOVED all her artsy-craftsy-scrappy gifts!
Photo 2 - Tim Holtz ticket border stamped and used for subtitle
Photo 3 - Stampology, ticketed clear stamps. These are awesome and the variety of phrases included makes this extremely versatile. A must have set, IMO.
Monday, June 07, 2010
QK used for this page are trees border, tent, trees and label.
No dies used here. Title is KI Memories rub-on, sticker by K&Co, hunting paper by Karen Foster, and background paper is Basic Grey, Mellow.
Papers are Basic Grey, Granola; dies used are QK nesting circles, nesting stars and Sonja alpha.
QK Disco alphabet, clear stamps, Karen Foster and Basic Grey papers
QK cloud border, Teriyaki and Relax alphabets, waves border, and Cottage Cutz fish
QK Oatmeal and Honeybee alphabets, Cottage Cutz fish, Tim Holtz ticket border
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
May 29, 2010
We only found out about the derby in mid-April when the owner of John's Foods in Soap Lake approached Randy about building a car for them to sponsor in the race. This is the first time the derby has been done in this area so everything was brand new to most everyone involved in the planning. Randy agreed, so Grace and Grampa set to work thinking about their car design and what they wanted to do for their derby entry. Grace decided almost right away that her car would be called the XL-37. Who knows where that came from, but we all loved it, of course.
Gracie's Pit Crew: Pat (dad), Randy (grampa) and the coolest guy ever, Ty. He was so good with Grace when she freaked about going down the ramp the first time and talked her down after the crash. We had never met him before race day and it wasn't like he was "assigned" to our team or anything. He and Grace just seemed to click and made an awesome team. Just a really neat guy!
Taking a 'pig in a blanket' break between races.
Grace and Hannah, Ty's daughter. Is this the cutest thing? :) They had never met before race day.Grace and Pat, proud dad
Grace and her builder, Grampa Randy
Each trophy winner posed with their car for newspaper photos. I can't wait to see the article and put it in Grace's scrapbook!
Cool (G)race Stats
* this was Gracie's first race ever
* she had no time for even one practice run before race day
* she was the youngest driver there
* she was the first to run the course and use the ramp
* she was the first to qualify
* she was the first to crash (very minor and not the fault of the car or driver – when the crew put weights in, they placed them in the way of the cables so she wasn't able to steer)
* she traveled the farthest of all the racers to participate in the derby
* she beat every other car out there--experienced cars and drivers who've done this many times before, mind you! (and boy, was grampa pleased about that!!!)
* she loved that she, a girl scout, beat every other car in a boy scout sponsored event
* at one point during the day, due to an error in the line up, she raced an experienced driver from an older division and beat them too! When she found out the girl she beat was 15, she was super stoked!
More sights from race day