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Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Hi Everyone
Would you like 20% off ALL your SU! purchases?  How about earn 20% on all your sales?  Or how about 20% off all your Digital Printing? If you've been contemplating becoming a SU! Demonstrator, contemplate NO MORE! Join my Inked Stamper's Team September 1 to October 18 and you will receive a FREE Green House Gala Craft Tote! It is valued at $49.95!   Our Starter Kit is customizable to suit YOUR style & is only $215, but it is jammed packed with $375 worth of materials! Saving you $160! Plus shipping  & tax is on SU!, so your saving even more! AND now add $49.95 value to that with your FREE tote, saving you $209.95 on products, & 61.22 on SH & Tax, total savings is $271.16. What are you waiting for! You have NOTHING to loose ( there is NO pressure to sell! You can keep that gorgeous discount ALL to YOURSELF!)  & SO much to gain!
Read more details about the TOTE HERE. And to join my team On-Line Click HERE password is dawnpritchard. 
Please contact me with ANY questions

Monday, August 30, 2010

Let me ease your Digital Crafting Guilt! It's NOT cheating!

Hi Everyone
As you can tell, today's post is about Digital Crafting: and for SU! that means My Digital Studio, (MDS)  When I bring up the chat on MDS at workshops, I find it's like Dr. Pepper. HUH? You either LOVE it or you HATE it!  And those who HATE it...well I find it is fear of the unknown...they feel safe with paper, and the computer is not their happy place! I GET that and UNDERSTAND that, as when SU! announced MDS, THAT was MY exact opinion too!  However, I was persuade to give MDS a shot, and I am the first to admit it, which I don't do often, I WAS WRONG!  The program is wonderful, and it really does have a place in my crafting world now.  And I want it to have a place in YOUR crafting world!
So far, I have made a 12x12 Calendar that I printed out 4 time! Can you say TIME SAVER! I only had to design ONE!  Plus, once your done using it as a calendar, you cut the pages off the coil and you have 12 scrapbook pages!!!  Double Deal!!! I printed one for myself, 1 for my parents,  and the other 2 I sent to Australia for Christmas presents to the in-laws.  TIME SAVER! And to top it off, they are SO professional! My In-laws did not believe I created it! They thought I sent it to a company and it was a "standard" calendar where you drop in pictures! NOPE, all ME!  I've also made a Work Calendar 8.5 x11; created an 8x8 Hard Cover Album, and have printed out about 10 12x12 Scrapbook pages, which look amazing in my scrapbook, and no one believes they are digital!
Ok, so you get it! I LOVE it!  And I want you to LOVE it too! On September 29 from 7-8pm at my house, I am going to show you why YOU are going to LOVE it too!  I will be doing a run through demonstration on my HUGE tv on the MDS while you sit back with a snack and learn how to use this awesome program!  I'll go through some of the basics as well as some of the tricks you can do while creating on the MDS.  You will also receive your choice of a 12x12 Digital  Christmas Scrapbook Layout for you to hybrid your own picture on, or a Digital Christmas Card; both pictured above.
 Class fee is $5.50/person which includes your Digital project, with instructions emailed to you. 
PS. Hybrid means to add "traditional" elements onto your Digital! ie ribbon, buttons, or in this case your picture!
PSS That is ONE card on the top; the left is the FRONT and the right is the INSIDE! Cool, eh! Plus all cards include an envelope!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Hostess with the Mostess Promotion!

Hi Everyone!
Starting September 1- October 31 My Hostess with the Mostess Promotion will begin!  Host a  qualifying workshop between these dates, and you  will be able to choose a FREE Big Shot or FREE My Digital Studio!! This offer is only available only through ME and is  not a  Stampin Up! promotion!! Please read all the details by click HERE to view my Newsletter
I couldn't have made this any simpler for you! All you need to do is BOOK any workshop; Classic Card or Scrapbook, Decor Elements or even a My Digital Studio one; and then you need to invite all your friends over for an hour or two of fun! You supply the friends and snacks and I'll provide the fun!
Book today; you will receive a FREE copy of the NEW 2010/11 Idea Book & Catalogue ($11.95) PLUS you could earn a FREE BIG SHOT ($132.95) or a FREE My Digital Studio ($106.95).  You have NOTHING to loose and TONS to gain!
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, August 27, 2010

Hi Everyone
Today's projects are for my up coming Scrapbook Junkies Club which begins September 19; only 2 spots left if you live in the St.Alberta/Edmonton area, contact me if you would like to join. Can you pick out all the new goodies on the page?? Glitter Brads! Spider Web Embossing Folder! Waffle Paper! Black lace! And isn't that Raven AWESOME! The Holiday Mini will be active September 1. I will post one on here for you to down load. If you live local , come check out my HUGE SALE on Sept 8 at my house and pick up a copy for FREE!
Scrapbook Junkies Club Planner
Are you a Stampin Up! Demonstrator who would like to start a Scrapbook Club, but just do not have the time to design your own page every month?  I would like to offer up my Monthly 10 for 10 Scrapbook Junkies Club up as a Class Planner each month for you to run your own club.  What the file will include is a list of all supplies,  measurements,  instructions and pictures, plus a break down of the cost in Canadian funds/person. You may purchase the Planners either monthly for $3.50 OR you may Pre-Purchase 10 months in advance and receive one month FREE: $31.50.  Your month will start on the date you purchase; the file will be sent to you the same day.  Please check your junk mail!  Your following months will be sent out the FIRST Monday of the month.  Please note I design the projects 1 month in advance so you will have them in time to order in your supplies.  So if you purchase in September; you will receive October's Planner. 
Let me do all the hard work of Designing and Direction while you just make the money from you orders!

 There will be 2 payment options you may choose from.

  1. Come back each month and  Pay/month: $3.50

2. Pay for all 10 months up front, which will guarantee you get your file on the First Monday of the month with out forgetting! You will also receive 1 month FREE: $31.50 
Feb 28 2011 Update:
I am no longer accepting 10 planner Clients to start now, if you pay for the 10 months now, you will get back dated planners.  You may purchase past Layout Planners individually still, but my Club Planners will stop June 2011.
Thank you very much

Of course you do not have to be a SU! demo to purchase this, it is open for anybody.  If you are a customer; purchase $50 Online at my SU! SITE HERE; and pick one month Planner or Class Planner on your right for FREE!

Thanks for stoppin's by

October's Planner  Sneak Peek ( that is the card in the front right corner; I won't show a full page until after my club has run, YOU want to purchase the Planner to see the cute embellishments I made!)
November's Planner Sneak Peek with card on top of Layout.
December's Planner Sneak Peek with Card Over Layout: YOU want to see what is under that card!
January's Sneak Peek! My favorite planner so far!
February's Snippet!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Fabulous Fabric Flair Canvas

Hi Everyone
Well I just could not wait one second longer to post this! Sorry about the shadows, I really need to get a photo box to show case my projects better! Anyways...ta da! Here is my canvas I created yesterday! I used the same technique from the one I made back in June. See previous post for additional pictures.
 I have had some requests from fellow demonstrators for a pdf file teaching them how to make my canvases, but I just didn't have time to create one then. But yesterday I found the time! I know there are a lot of wonderful Class Planner sites out there, but most are for card.  So I thought I would start designing some Class Planners for Scrapbooking.  These will be available shortly.  For now I will offer up my Fabulous Fabric Flair Canvas pdf .  All supplies are SU!, with the exception of some adhesives and the canvas. There will be THREE Options available to purchase:
Option #1 Personal Use
You will receive a pdf file with step by step instructions for you to create your own gorgeous art work at home and to give away as gift! Christmas will be here before you know it!  Please do not share this file but direct your friends to my site to purchase their own.

Option #2 Demonstrator Class Planner
This option is for Demonstrators and Scrapbook Instructors. Although it is based on SU! products, the techniques can obviously be transferred to any products. You will receive a pdf  plus a WORD file which you may change to personalize to your class.  You will be able to remove the pictures and add your own.  This way if you change the paper/products, your print out will match for your customers.  I will also include a Canadian break down of cost/person based on SU! products used.

Option #3: Sign Up for Class
October 8, 7-9pm
All materials supplied, just bring your 5x7 picture.  You will also leave with extra patterned paper from Love Letter and Newsprint DSP. Class Fee will be $51 for Club Members(in  one of my groups)
$56 Non Club Members
$47.50 Kit to go (need own adhesive)
please book by Sept 8 with payment

Fabulous Fabric Flair Canvas Planner


If you would like to purchase all of the supplies at my On-line Shop to make these at your home, with TONS of supplies left over, you will receive the Personal PDF for FREE! Please email me for list.
Thank you so much for stopping by today

Sneak Peek to the my newest Canvas & Holiday Mini! Oohhh, Aaahhh!

Hi Everyone!
Ok today's post is a sneak peek of what I have been crafting for you! As August is coming to an end, that means the Summer Mini will be going to make way for the NEW Holiday Mini.  Make sure you download it on your right and order before Aug 31, before it is all gone for good!
 As a demo, we get a pre-buy to all the new products, and of course, I pre bought a ton! Now if you are a current customer of mine, chances are you received the Holiday Mini in the post last week...don't cha just LOVE IT?  If you did not received one and would like one, just let me know and I can mail it out to you if you live in Canada. 
Check back Friday and I will have the full project up for you as well as my first pdf file!
Thanks so much for stopping by

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Twisted Sketches #64: Group Sign Ups!

Hi Everyone
Here is my take on today's Twisted Sketches Scrapping Sketch #64 with today's twist be "tree".  As you can see I used my photo for my "twist" as I'm zip lining through the rain forests of Barbados! So much fun!!!
I made my journal tag with the awesome stamp from the Notable Ornate stamp set and just cut it out; it only took a min and I just love the detail!  After I cut it out I used the Distressing essentials kit and roughed it up by sanding it and ink distressing it to make it look old.  It's hard to see in the picture, but it looks great IRL. If you click on the LO it will make it larger so you can see the details.
Supplies: All SU! unless stated otherwise
Paper: Love Letters DSP 117162, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy (bird and swirl), Old Olive(hinges on picture) Very Vanilla (tag) Card Stock
Embellishments: Antique Brads 117273,Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim 118481, Eyelet Border punch 119853,Two Step Bird XL punch 117191, Modern Lable XL punch 119849, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine 113439,Swirly decorative strip die 113456, Distressing Essentials kit 118762, Silver pearl Stipples
Ink: Riding hood Red 111836, Crumb Cake 121030
Stamps: Notably Ornate 120561 (cling), and Wings I think are Heidi Swapp
Don't forget you have until   August  28 to take advantage of my On-Line Shopping sale; please click here for details. Canadians only.

Lastly, I'm taking Sign Ups for my Junkie Groups which begin in September.  I live 3 min outside St.Albert by the Sturgeon Golf Course; very easy to get to from all around the Edmonton Area! I've also added a few new groups this year; The Kit Club no attendance require and The Inked Stamper Hour!

 My Groups run as a 10 for 10; this means 10 crafters for 10 months. You will come to my house and make your projects for FREE and in return you promise to purchase a minimum amount (different/ group) on Stampin Up!. Upon sign up you will also receive the 2010/11 Idea Book and Catalogue for FREE, valued at $11.95!! Each month one member will be the Hostess and will need to bring a small snack to share and in return she will receive ALL the hostess Benefits for the day! You will need to bring your basic crafters took kit each class; adhesive, scissors, bone folder (you can purchase at your first group) I have spaces in the following Groups:

Scrapbook Junkies: Meets every 3rd Sunday 11am-1:30pm and you will make 1 loaded 12x12 layout and 1 card; min purchase $40; Your 1 month hostess benefits is guaranteed to be a min of $45 and a Level 2 stamp set; (almost full)

Technique Junkies: Meets every 3rd Sunday 1:30-3pm and you will make a specialized card with matching technique page so you will be able to recreate the technique over and over again. New technique featured each month. Min purchase is $40 and Your 1 month hostess benefits is guaranteed to be a min of $45 and a Level 2 stamp (5 spaces)

Kit of the Month Club: Each month I will design a kit and fill it with $23 worth of SU! products that all match together for you to create projects on your own. I will also include a sample idea of a scrapbook page and of a card that you can make with the products in the kit. No attendance is required, just pick up of your kit. If you would rather I mail you the kit, you will be responsible for the shipping. Payment of $25 (includes tax and shipping) will be put on your credit card on the 3rd Sunday of each month when I order the supplies or if you prefer you may post date 10 cheques for me. 1 month of the 10 you will receive $20 Hostess Benefits and a Hostess Level 1 Stamp Set: please note benefits are a bonus for you to pick out items from the catalgue and CAN NOT be used to as payment for kit.

Inkedstamper Hour: (*Young children welcome*) Every 3rd Friday of the month, Sept-June, 10-11am. This will be a quick 1 hour class where your young kids are welcome to come play while you chat and craft. Each month you will make a different craft, ranging from a quick scrapbook page to flower pins, I will focus on teaching you something new each month. Min purchase will be $25 with a min hostess benefits of $20 and a Level 1 Stamp set.

Thank You so much for stopping by and please email me with any questions and to sign up!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Canada, eh!

Hi Everyone
I am very sad today for myself, and for Canada.  Tomorrow we are loosing the Ward family who are moving back down to the USA.  I am going to miss them sooo much.  Today's project is my going away gift to them.  It's a 12x12 scrapbook LO I made based on the Canadian flag.  I attached it to a canvas and staple gunned the ribbon the back to she can hang it easy in her new home. If you click on the picture it will make it larger to see the details.
Supplies/ Directions
1.I used Presto Patterns Specialty DSP for the main sheet & inked it up with a Brayer and Real Red Ink to make the pattern pop.  If you have not tried this DSP yet, why?? It is so fun! It comes all white, but when you ink it up and way you want, the patterns pop out! 6 patterns/pack.  The patterns won't hold the ink, just the background does! Cool, eh! 
2.I snailed down Whisper White Organza ribbon along the edges of the red to cover the messy parts.
3. Using my old color wheel, I traced it as a template onto Real Red Textured C/S and cut out.
4.I used the Big Shot to cut out white leaves with the Leaves #2 Die.
5. Next, since I can not sew, I cheat! I used a stapler and made a box pleat in my 1 1/14" Basic Black Striped Grograin Ribbon.  Then I just tied a bow.
6. For my flower embellishment, I used the Big Shot and the Circle #2 Die and cut out some polyester, 2 layers, so 8 circles. I offset them with a brad, and used my Heat Tool to melt the fabric; then I placed a sticky back Rhinestone over the brad, and spritzed it with Smootch Silver Foil.  I must say I LOVE this flower and I'm going to  making one for my hair soon!
7. Then I just layer it all up and attached with a Tombow Glue and the ribbon with Sticky Strip.  Please don't use snail when attaching paper to be hung up on a canvas, it will not be strong enough and over time your project will fall.  Please used glue & or Sticky Strip. I finished the project up with some paper embellishments from My Mind's Eye and some Thickers.
Don't forget to take advantage of my WEEK LONG ON-LINE SALE! Click HERE for details.
Thanks for stopping by today...let me know you were here! Leave me a comment, I really love it when people leave comments, it really does make my day!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me & Twisted Card #21

Hi Everyone
Here is my take on todays sketch over at Twisted Sketches; this weeks twist is STAPLES.  I made the card with the Just Believe stamp set; Sahara Sand, Pretty in Pink and Early Espresso cardstock; Alway Articoke & Early Espresso ink.  Then I just made a flower with tissue paper and inked the edges with pretty in pink and stamples in.  As a final touch I used the new sticky pack Pearls to dress the card up a bit.  It's a great sketch this week make sure you go and play!
Today is my Birthday!!! And I want to SHARE my GREAT WEEK with YOU!  That's right, my b-day lasts a week! LOL!  ALL On-line order made starting today August 21 till August 28 will receive a FREE gift!  $50* orders can have their choice of Card Stock, 8.5x11 or 12x12 and any color. $100+* Orders will also receive any package of Card Stock PLUS a package of Designer Buttons in your choice!!!   And as an ADDED bonus; I will  mail you a coupon book for additional on-line specials available to you through the next few months.  Simply add your items to your order and I will REFUND you the purchase and shipping of the free products  either by mailing you a cheque OR Instant Debit transfer.  It is your choice!
Thanks so much for stopping by: the cards today are the last 2 in my up coming class; please click HERE for details.
*pre shipping/tax

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New Catalogue & Holiday Mini Party with Retired Stamp Give Away!

Hi Everyone
Well it is TIME!! The Holiday Mini will be live in September and as we have all been soo busy this summer, Sept 8 will be my New Catalogue Party!! You are not going to want to miss this; if you haven't seen the catalogue yet, you can down load it by clicking on the picture on the right; the mini will be there Sept 1.  Come on over to my house and make a Make n' Take and take advantage of my retired stamp setSALE with CREDIT! What do I mean by credit????
Back by popular demand, my retired Stamp Set Sale! I have almost 30 retired sets this year, all catalogue sets! Purchase one of my retired stamp sets and receive the same price CREDIT to purchase from the NEW CATALOGUE!  You must use your credit on this night, it is non transferable! If the retired set is $20, you get $20 to spend in the NEW CATALOGUE!!!

Come over to my Studio on Wednesday September 8 starting at 7pm sharp! Door will open at 6:45! As the items on the table are going to be first come first served, please be here on time; I will reveal the table at 7:00.

As well as the retired table I will also have a Silent Action table out. You can earn tickets by:

1.RSVP by Aug 23, 5 tickets : after Aug 24, 3 tickets

2.Bring a Friend who has never attended one of my events 10 tickets

3. Sign Up for a Club: 15 Tickets (new members)

4.Book a workshop 20 Tickets (new bookings)

This event was a HUGE success when I held it a few years ago, do not miss out on this amazing deal! All sets were gone in a matter of minutes so please be on time!
Don't forget to RSVP early, try to get as many tickets as possible, bring a friend, sign up, book a workshop! I'd love to give you as many freebies as possible!  All September & October Workshops will be eligible to earn a FREE Big Shot or My Digital Studio as well, so book today!!
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, August 16, 2010

Friends Never Fade Class

Hi Everyone
Sorry posts have been thin; my In Laws are over for a visit from Australia, so we have been busy enjoying their company.  Today we are off to take them camping for 4 days, but I've line up a few pre-posts so there will be some projects being blogged this week.
Today's project are 2 cards of 4 from my Up coming Class, Monday September 21, 6-8pm with the Friends Never Fade stamp set.  Class will be $35 and include the CLEAR stamp set Friends Never Fade.  Come and make 8 cards beautiful cards to keep on hand for Birthdays or Thank yous, each will come with  an envelope.  You will need to bring your own clear block to the class, snail and scissors.  If you would like to purchase the WOOD stamp set, it will be $5.75 extra. Now I can't take credit for these gorgeous cards, my awesome friend Ang the Northshore stamper designed this class and has graciously allowed me to offer it up to my Alberta customers. Ang is based in Vancouver; so if you live around that area, please seek her out, she is one amazing Demo and a great friend!
Enjoy your August

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Smooth Criminal: Twisted Sketches Scrapbook #62

Hi Everyone
Sorry about the lack of posts..and this one going up late.  My In-Laws are visiting from Australia at the moment, so I've been busy and will be till August 22, so posts will be thin!  I will make sure my Twisted Sketches posts get up though!!  This LO is for my FIRST Twisted Sketches Scrapbook DT assignment; sketch #62 and the twist is SMOOTH.  As soon as I saw the twist, the song Smooth Criminal popped into my head, then a second later, my dog Hunter did too!  So here is my LO! Hope you like it; all material is SU! except of the Thickers.  Click on the picture to make the LO bigger.
Have a great week end and thanks for stopping by

Sunday, August 8, 2010

32 Km! DONE!

Hi Everyone
Well my journey for the Weekend to end Woman's Cancers ended yesterday.  I am so proud of the Cloud 9 Walkers for raising $15,214 for cancer research!  Thank you to all who supported me, and my fellow walkers! It was a very powerful, and emotional day.  One of our walkers, Hillary,(she's on the end right in each photo) is a cancer survivor; 1 year cancer free to the day of the walk! So it was a very emotional day for her and we were all so proud to walk ever step of the journey with her!  She is a very strong women with a lovely family who supported her with encourage meant and love the whole walk.  Every time we turned a corner, there they were cheering her on!  It was soo sweet and always brought a tear to our eyes!  It was like they just knew when she was getting tired and boom, there they were cheering for her! Hillary walked every KM and I couldn't be prouder of her!
Again thanks for the support

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Twisted Cards Sketch #19

Hi Everyone
Today's sketch is one with circles and the twist is STRIPES. The stripes threw me for about a minute, then I just went through my DSP and found this awesome page!  This is from the NEW Halloween paper in the catalogue...BUT today's post is going to be short and sweet as I am writing this at 5:50am, I'm just heading out the door to go to the Weekend to End Woman's Cancers Walk and walk 32 km with some of my awesome friends; we ALL reached our goals of $1250+!!  Thank YOU to those of you who have supported me and helped me reach mine!!! Our Group did so well we have starters status...I didn't receive my kit in the hoo; but this is what the girls have informed me!  I'm off to go stand in line to get my name badge and the walk starts at 8am! If you have time, pray for no mosquitoes and nice weather!
Wish me luck, card details will follow later; please go play at Twisted Sketches today!!!
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Grandma's Wall

Hi Everyone
Well today's LO I titled "Grandma's Wall" as that is what I was trying to make it look like; a grandma's brag wall of her grandson's.  The two cute boys are my brothers kids. It's hard to see on the picture, but I actually took an Old Olive marker and marked down wall paper lines, thought it was a cute little touch.  The DSP is Island Oasis 117173 $13.95 is from the current Holiday Mini which will retire the end of August, so don't miss out on this cute paper.  The Brads are the Antique Brads 117273 $7.50/20; I used them as the "nails" to hang the pictures and in the center of my Scallop Punch flower; I just accordioned two scallops together and place the brad in the center.  The Brights Designer Buttons 119747 $10.95/72 are around the flower with Linen thread, and the felt leaves are retired now.  Under the Rif Raf Bird Card which I spritzed with Log Cabin Smootch 119921 $6.25, is the cute bird from the Hostess Level 1 Set (FREE with $200 order/workshop) Punch Potpourri which matches perfectly with the Two Step Bird XL punch 117191 $23.95, I stamped him in Tempting Turquoise.  For the Frames, the bottom on is one I bought YEARS ago and I think its MME, but I only had one, so I made the other one with Naturals White C/S and stamper it with Woodgrain background stamp 117100 $21.95 with Soft Suede and Early Espresso; used the Soft Sued emarker to draw the lines, and distress with the Tea Stain ink for the Distressing Essentials Kit, then I just traced the whole in the center and cut out with my paper trimmer.  Lastly I stamped the 3 birds with Early Espresso from my fav set Notably Ornate 120561 $21.95 for clear. 
Phew, I think that is everything...oh the rope I used to hang the pictures is retired, and the tag is MME(I think)
Thanks for stopping by and please don't forget to leave a comment to let me know you were here!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

5 Cool boys

Hi Everyone
I LOVE these pictures I took of the 5 boys in our family: Brayden the youngest is my sisters; the twins are mine; and Liam & Julien are my brothers kids.  If you click on the LO, you'll be able to see the little details on this one; and the great picture of the boys!!!
QUESTION!!!! How do I shrink a video file??? I've made my tutorial, and my video camera is HD and we can not figure out how to shrink the file to upload it onto Youtube!!! ANY HELP would be gratefully appreciated!!!
This page is made with 2 sheets of pattered paper; the bottom is from the Patterns Designers Series Paper Stack Neutrals 117154 for $24.95/40 sheet (works out to 62cents/page!); and the number page is from the Play Date DSP 117168 $12.50.  I just cut in a pattern I liked out of the grid design; then I added some quick accents from the Play Date adhesive die cuts collection 117172 $10.95; these are all the colored cute squares and the borders on the pictures.  For the tag I inked up a baby wipe with re-inkers and stamped my mushrooms into it from the Funky Four Stamp set, 120438 $14.95 and the deer from Forest Friends 113748 $17.95 is stamped with Soft Suade.  Then I distress it with Tea Stain ink from the Distressing Essentials Kit 118762 $25.95 (LOVE this Kit). I finished it off with Chocolate Satin Ribbon.  The Buttons are tied with Linen Thread; a must for me, I just can't put a button down naked! LOL! And they are the Brights Button Collection; 72 buttons for $10.95, 119747.  The Number 5 was cut out with SU! Chipboard and the Big Shot with Alphabet Simple Numbers Die, 115968 $59.95 and inked up with Craft Real Red ink and UTE powder on top.  The other chipboard letters are unknown and I inked them with So Saffron Craft, and the foam letters are Thickers; I just highlighted them with a  Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen 105021, $5.25 (again a MUST have).
Thanks for stopping by today...please let me know you were here by leave me a comment!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Sketchy Thursday

Hi Everyone
I snuck a few hours to scrap on Friday; so I have at least one other LO that I'll post this week!  I'm really please with how they both turned out.  As I've been caught up with my photo's, I haven't had anything to scrap, but now that summer is here, I've got a whole bunch of pictures to scrap!  This one is of my family; my sister, Mom, Dad, brother and myself.  We all went camping together, with the 7 kids, 5 dogs..and 1 cat for Fathers Day week end, and it was great.  So while I was there, I made sure I took some picture of each individual family, and individuals of each child. We hardly have any pictures of the family, they are always of just the kids.  This one my eldest niece took for us. 
Anyway..about the project...
I found another sketch challenge blog called Sketchy Thursday that I though I would play around with.  So this LO is based on that sketch; and as I was posting the link for this, I realize my LO is similar to one of their designers...this way by accident!  Clearly great minds think a like!
It's hard to see, but if you click on the picture to make it larger, you should be able to see the Smootch detail; I used a music bar mask and spritzed Log Cabin and Gold Glow Smootch to add some pretty detail to the cute paper. I also used the same Smootch to color up the pear chip board.   The colors I used are  Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard and Cajun Craze; which I pulled from the non-SU! paper, and it matched perfectly. I really like the new 1/2" stitched ribbon I used to make the sun rays; that is actually one of the things I love about SU! Everything is soo easy to co-ordinated together.I love buying the matching ribbon, paper and ink so I know that shades will match perfectly! Takes the guess work out of it and gives you more time to scrap!  I also used a scrap of my favorite new DSP, NEWSPRINT to make a cute tag by distressing and stamping with Baja Breeze and the the swallow from the Notable Ornate stamp set; which is right up on my top 5 favorites stamps!  And I just couldn't resist adding the cute owl again! He is just too stinking cute; sure you'll be seeing him a lot on my projects.
Thanks for stopping by