Tuesday, March 31, 2009

We don't get much snow living in South Alabama but it happens on a rare occassion. Such was the case back in Feb. We woke up to it snowing and it lasted all day until about 4:30. Of course it didn't start sticking until around 4 then the sun came out and it was gone. I had one very upset little one because of it. Either way he spent the majority of the day playing in it so I got lots of pictures. I wanted to make a little album for him. It is 6x6 I used 2 pieces of metal and 4 pieces of acrylic and two of the new flourish stamps from kits 2 remember. Sassafrass papers from a past kit from Paper Popsicles, primas, Heidi Swapp silohettes, Maya Road chipboard and Scenic Route chipboard alphas. Of course there is also ink, raindrops, glitter, flocking, rubons, paint and gems.
I used corner stamp 1-07 four times on the front cover with a glue pad and then added glitter to it to form the frame. I really love how it turned out.

The inside pages are all pretty similar. I will add the journaling on the first page. I used parts of stamp 1-05 here and then added glitter.

I cut some of the snowflakes from the paper, some diecuts and the silohette snowflakes as well.

I used flocking on the stamp on this page. It is hard to see but it adds a nice touch in person.

Again there is a flourish in the bottom corner of the last page but I only used blue ink on this one. This album came together quickly and Patrick loves his reminder of snow.
If you haven't been to kits2remember lately you should go check things out. Jessica has acrylic and metal in alot of differnt sizes. There is the perfect size for any project available. And now she also has a new line of rubber stamps. They are awesome, some of the prettiest flourishes I have seen in awhile and they are priced great.

Paper Popsicles DT announcement and Cosmo Cricket contest

Does anyone else feel like they are going to wash away. I swear we have had so much rain in the past two weeks it isn't even funny. So much so that even the lake was out of its banks this week with the storms. That is saying alot because that NEVER happens. It finally stopped on Sat night. So I took full advantage on Sunday afternoon and did some much needed gardening while the ground was soft. I finally had a chance to prepare my flowerbeds. I had hopes of finishing them up this week but now the rain is moving back in..ugh. Patrick was suppose to start t-ball on Thursday. I guess we will see hopefully it will be gone by then. Anywho, on to what this post is suppose to be about...lol.

Paper Popsicles is having a March Cosmo Cricket contest this month. I finally got around to working on mine this past week. Of course with all the rain we have been having I haven't had a chance to take any pics of it and still haven't been able to get a really good shot of it.
I love Cosmo Cricket products, I don't think I have seen any of their lines that I don't like. Here I used Jack's World papers, blackboard and stickers. I wanted to make some baby boy goodies. But really the frame and card could be for either. I used painted a wooden frame with Peebles Inc spice paint. I used the blackboard shapes with matching stickers and added google eyes to the animals. Inked the edges with pearl rust ink and also a thin piece of ribbon I added to the giraffe's neck. Easy Peasy...

The little book is very simple. I used a blackboard albums and 2 sheets of papers, Arctic Frog Rubons and a sticker border. I wanted it very simple so it could easily be carried in a purse without worry of messing it up.

I really like how the card turned out. I used one of the new flourish rubber stamps from kits2remember on this one. I love these stamps they are so pretty and at a great price as well. I used stamp 1-05. It is actually a long stamp but I just parts of it. Alpha stamps are studio g. The little tag is popped up.

Here is another layout I did a couple of weeks ago with the Love Notes line...I love love love this line...such yummy colors. Now on to other news.....

Want to be on Paper Popsicles Design Team? Here is the details straight from their blog....
We are looking for fun, enthusiastic, and creative paper crafters to join our Design Team. Our design team motivates, inspires, and supports our online community. We are looking for paper crafters of all skill levels, with or without design team experience. Paper Popsicles kits and store products appeal to a wide audience, so we're looking for all type of scrappers... from traditional to chic. We are accepting applicants from the U.S. & Canada. this time.Deadline for Design Team submissions will be Thursday, April 30, 2009. To apply, please send the following items to paperpopsicles@gmail.com.
Full contact information (Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address, and message board user ID).
3 layouts (1 layout must be 2 pages with multi-photos), 1 altered project and 1 card - these can be previously published items - we just want to see your best work!. Links of your blog, online galleries, or other places where your work can be seen. Please include any user IDs necessary..
Register for our message board and get to know the members of our community and allow us to get to know you a little better..
A short resume of your paper crafting experience, including any current or prior design teams..
A short bio about yourself; including what you consider your scrapping style to be and why you want to be part of the Paper Popsicles Design Team
Design Team Requirements:
Our designers rotate between the main kit and mini-kit assignments. Main kit assignments consist of 4-6 projects using the supplied kit contents. Projects should be a variety of layouts and cards; 3-4 layouts (a multi-photo two page layout is required each month) and a card set (2 or more cards) per kit. All projects should be made with at least 90% kit contents or store product. All items to be submitted prior to the monthly deadline..
Every other month, choose a project you have recently created using store products and provide written directions and photos for an online workshop. Directions should focus on specific steps needed to recreate your project, including techniques used, measurements for cutting, and include sketches as needed. These may be published on the blog as well as the how-to forum..
Each design team member is expected to participate actively on the message board, gallery and contribute content to the Paper Popsicles blog. Activity includes starting new threads, posting questions, tips, responding to threads, and leaving gallery praise..
Every designer is assigned a week each month to post the question of the day on the board.. Participate in any online events that are held during term.. Participate in Design Team discussions.
Commitment to a 4 month contract term May 2009 - August 2009 with the possibility of an additional 2 months or until October 2009.
Design Team Compensation:
Receive a discount on purchases from Paper Popsicles.. Receive monthly Design Team kits as assigned to be used in creating monthly projects. Free shipping on orders shipped with Design Team kits. Other store merchandise as creative work is needed.
Watch the Paper Popsicles blog on May 2, 2009 for the exciting announcement of our new design team!!!
If you haven't been over there to check things out you really should. Melissa is so sweet and she has some of the best kits around. And the message board is awesome. It is full of some wonderfully ladies. It is one of the few message boards I really love and hang out on.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Woo Hoo! I finally got a new background to actually show up..lol. I am so excited to have something other than the basic options...yeah me!!

We had a very busy week last week. My nephew was over visiting from MS during his spring break. Patrick loves when Trevor gets to come visit. Patrick was still in school but I picked him up at lunch so they could get all they time they could together. They spent the days playing and swimming. Patrick then went to the beach with his dad, who flew in from Colorado to spend the weekend with him. I think they had a great time together.

Since Patrick has been out of school this week we have been busy visiting with friends and family and just spending time together. I have managed to do some scrapping though and you can look for a few projects to be posted tomorrow. I have not been able to get any decent photos with all the rain we have been having the last two days.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Just a quick post to say that I am still around. I have just been really busy since I have finally gotten to feeling better trying to clean up and get rid of stuff that has just been around for too long. Now that I feel like the house is together again I will get back to my old ways with the computer..lol. Here are a few layouts that I have done during the last month. There will be more soon. The second one was very theraputic for me. I wanted to scrap my feeling about my moms death. The journaling is all on the flap at the bottom.