Tuesday, July 27, 2010

YAY Quickutz!! and Crazy Bread! lol

Well, today I went on facebook and found that Tara, the owner of my favourite LSS had linked a thingy to my page on the Quickutz gallery because it had been chosen to be on the front page of the Quickutz website!! The last LO that I put up on my blog "summer fun" is on the front page! There is a lot of great inspiration there if you want to check it out http://www.quickutz.com

On another note; if you own a Pro Series Kitchenaid stand mixer, I will tell you now DO NOT put 12 cups of whole wheat flour in it and try to knead it...because this might happen to you! My mixer overheated from abuse! and then I got sidetracked feeding my baby and when I came back to my dough, this is what I found! I had to take a pic of it!

Well, I hope you all got a good laugh out of that! Have a good night!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Fun in the Sun!!

Good Evening everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the heat we've been having here! The kids have been having a lot of fun running through the sprinkler and going to the beach! This weekend we'll be off to the cabin! That's where these pictures were taken last year. It's hard to believe that it's already been a year since these were taken. It seems like not that long ago at all! Time goes by way too fast these days! Well, I hope you enjoy the layout, and have a good long weekend!! Anyone have any plans for the weekend? Whoever wants to join me at our cabin is more than welcome!! Just bring some munchies! lol

Sunday, July 25, 2010

OMG I Made A Card!! lol


As most of you who read my blog and those of you who know me personally know...I don't do cards....unless I absolutely have to...and it's basically out of being cheap! lol I know that I have all the stuff to make cards, so I just can't bring myself to spend 6 dollars on a hallmark or something! lol Lately, however, I've been getting the urge to use my Copics a little more, and making cards is probably the best way to do that I guess...and it was my mom's birthday...and so this card was born! I love this stamp, and I know it has nothing to do with birthdays, but I just wanted to color it, so I made it to do with birthdays...so there! lol I just love those Bellas with the girls in coffee cups! they're so cute! I thought since I don't get to use pink a lot I'd take advantage of the fact that I was making a girl card (and not scrapbooking my boys!) But I still had to use brown with it because it's the only way I like pink! hehe Anyway, I hope you all like it!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Very Merry Un-Birthday to Me! (Blog Candy!!)

So, I've been wanting to do some BLOG CANDY for quite a while now (it's my first time!), but I couldn't think of a reason...so I made one up! People give away candy for their birthdays, but mine isn't until January and I didn't want to wait that long, so, as a hardcore Alice in Wonderland fan, I'm celebrating my Un-Birthday with some BLOG CANDY to give away!!

There's too many things to give you an itemized list, but I'll break it down for you a bit! There's 30 various sticker packs (alphabets, flowers, cardstock, etc.), 2 filstrip frames by DCWV, a case of Chipboard Frames by Maya Road, 2 spools of ribbon, 1 Making Memories ribbon & charm set, 1 Hero Arts wooden stamp, a package of 24 watercolor pencils, a Close to My Heart blending pen, an American Crafts mini album, a package of brads, a Close to My Heart "Tender Tags" acrylic stamp set, and a Making Memories alphabet foam stamp set.

So here are the rules: To enter your name, please become a follower and leave a comment under this post, also put a picture of the candy (just 1! lol) on your blog with a link back to this post. If you are already a follower, just show my candy some love on yer blog and post a comment! If you want an additional chance to win, follow my blog on the networked blogs on facebook and leave another comment! The Candy will be Open until August 30th and everyone can enter, I will ship anywhere!! I will announce the winner on August 31st! Good luck!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

cuttin er close! lol

Nothing like getting in under the wire! lol This page was for a challenge at the PageMaps Blog. It ends tonight at midnight! lol! Anyway, this page took me FOREVER!! Do you ever have one of those projects that you're just soooo not into?! I hated this page for the longest time while I was making it, and I almost scrapped it a few times, but now that it's all put together and finished, I quite like it! I used the new Basic Grey Oliver paper which I LOVE! and Quickutz of course! I'm feeling really lazy right now, and I can't remember everything that I used and I'm not near my stuff...so that's all you get to know about this page! LOL I know...kinda pathetic eh?! lol oh well, I'm sick and don't feel like getting up! So THERE! hehe! anyway, go check out the page maps blog it's great! it's got lots of inspiration in sketches and whatnot! Oh yeah, the challenge was to do a take on this sketch and use these three colors in it:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

And the Blog Hop Winner Is...

First of all before I announce the winner of the blog hop, I just wanted to thank everyone who participated in it, and thank you all for the nice comments! I loved reading them all!!

And now...The Creative Accents blog hop blog candy winner was randomly selected from comments on TANYA's blog...
Crystal said...

This is adorable and soooo much fun!!! I LOVE the bg paper and this cute cute image!!!
Congratulations Crystal, enjoy your stash and thanx for the comment. We love comments.

CRYSTAL please contact the Creative Accents store and provide them with your mailing address and Julie and Tara will send your prize on over :)

Once again, thanks for participating!! And it's not too late to take part in the July Challenge at the store too!! Just link your pic to Creative Accents Blog and you'll get entered to win a pretty snazzy prize!!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My Boys (I'm slowly catching up!)

Okay, before I show you my latest layout, I just have to show you the cutest picture in the world! This is my middle son Caleb, he's got the biggest eyes in the world! He's freakin cute, and he's my little challenge! He doesn't do anything he doesn't want to, and he bugs his big brother like no one else! But I'm sure they'll get a long a lot better by next year when Caleb is a little older! It's very hard to say no to those eyes though! lol

I'm starting to get a little caught up on my scrapbooking...but the way I take pictures I'll NEVER finish(not that I want to finish scrapbooking, but it would be nice to see the giant stack of pics getting smaller!) I read an article about photo maintenance recently though and it made me realize that I don't HAVE to keep every picture I take. I'm a bit of a picture hoarder! Anyway, I found these pics in my stash and I couldn't believe there was actually some pics of me and my boys together! I'm usually the one behind the camera, so it was nice to have some with me in them! We were at our family's cabin at Lac La Hache last summer.
supplies used: PP; So Sophie collection from My Mind's Eye,ribbon; webster's pages designer trim (LOVE THIS!), journaling block; Prima Marketing, Dies; Tim Holtz flower (LOVE THIS TOO!), Quickutz Moxie Skinni Minni alpha,bet, Ink; Distress Ink, Distress Stickles, Bobunny Buttons and Blingchipboard stickers; white blossom, Pen; zig, unknown hemp.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Blog Hop, July Challenge and Giveaway!!!

Well Hello there y'all!! (forgive me I think I'm having a stampede hangover!lol) I'm soooo excited because today is Creative Accent's very first BLOG HOP!! If you just wandered here from a random site, and not from Carla's Blog, then please start at the very beginning at Creative Accent's Blog. There's some Fabulous art to check out from all of these lovely ladies!! Plus don't forget to leave a comment on everyone's blog because there will be a prize to be won that will be drawn randomly from all the comments from the bloghop's posts!! Check it out! just leave a comment on one or all of the sites of the bloghop (the bloghop post only) and you'll have a chance to win this! (the more comments you make, the more chances you'll have to win so don't forget to let these ladies know how much you like their work!

This blog hop is a kick-off for our July CHALLENGE to create any card, scrapbook layout or paper based project inspired by this image (it could be colors, layout, theme, etc)

Your project should include
- at least 3 colours
- a die cut or punched item
- primarily products available in our store (esp. as the focal point)

I had so much fun with this challenge and I encourage you all to try it out too! Let your creative juices flow and see what you come up with!!

Here's my take on this Challenge:

As soon as I saw the pics of the I Pod's I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do, and I knew that these pics would be perfect for this LO! I used the Quickutz alphabet "rockstar" which I think is kind of fitting for this layout,I also used a quickutz flourish border underneath the title and all the papers are from BoBunny.

I hope you all enjoyed my take on the challenge, now hop on over to Teila's Blog and check out hers! Thank you so much for stopping by! And don't forget to comment on everyone's blogs for a chance to win!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Blog Hop!!!

Starting this tuesday Creative Accents (my LSS) is having their very first Blog Hop!! We'll be revealing a really fun challenge that everyone can take part in for the month of July! The designers have already been working away on this challenge and we'll post the reveal on Tuesday for our Blog Hop!! It's going to be a lot of fun, so don't forget to stop by and check it out!!