Monday, August 30, 2010

OWH Birthday Bash Online Card Party

For Labor day weekend and all through September I am hosting a Card Party for OWH. My goal is 10 people making 3 cards each for a total of 30 cards. 30 cards would mean 30 Heroes could send a little hello back to their family and friends!!

I will be giving away 3 prize packs.
One on the 10th, 20th and 30th of September.

To enter for a prize pack please either summit a photo of your favorite card or your whole shipment on the inlinz link below or if you are a facebook participant post a picture in your gallery and I will add it to my blog for you!

Here are a few Guidelines:
*A2 sized cards (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″)
(see below to how make your own cards out of cardstock)
*No Glitter is allowed:
(it's a safety hazard to our heroes, and tends to come off in shipping)
*Handmade cards only
(no store bought that look handmade)
*"Operation Write Home" needs to be on the backs of the cards-stamped, handwritten, or labels
* Send to shipper: Kris Allan-12152 S Summit St, Olathe, KS 66062
and include a packing slip (click here for packing slip)
*Or you can send to me directly!
*If using dark card be sure to put a light colored insert for writing.
*Envelopes are not necessary but if you have them they appreciate them

Card Themes:
Missing you, thank you, birthday
(OWH are always in need of these)
Holiday (be sure to make the deadlines)

Holiday Card Deadlines:
September 20 - Halloween
October 1 - Thanksgiving
October 30 - Christmas

Making A2 cards out of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock(cs):

Horizontal Cards (Blue card on left)

Step 1: Fold CS in half lengthwise (left to right)
Step 2: Fold in half again this time top to bottom
Step 3: Cut along second fold
You now have 2 separate horizontal opening cards!

Vertical Cards (Red card on left)

Step 1: Fold CS in half top to bottom
Step 2: Fold in half again this time lenthwise (left to right)
Step 3: Cut along second fold

You now have 2 separate vertical opening cards!!

If you have any questions send a comment or zap me an email.


Pledged Cards:

(Goal 10 participants, 30 cards)
1. Ester Ellis-3 cards!
2. Turtle- 8 cards!!
3. Bitsie Fowler-5 cards!
4. Bev Epstein-
5. Gigi Barnett- 3 cards!
6. Kim Rakos-3 cards!
7. Lynn-
8. Veronica-6 cards!

Total of Goals completed: 8/10 & 29/30!!!

(Winners are picked by putting their assigned #'s in a random picker generator)

Sep. 10th- Turtle!
Turtle pledged 8 cards check out her blog by clicking on her name above.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Baby Annoucement Layout

This is the first LO I have made in forever. I haven't been able to find the time to scrap, that and its WAY to hot to do it. The AC is out in my son's room and scraproom :(

I love Zebras and Zebra print so when my Mother made a few of our baby announcements with zebras I had to snatch it up and save it to do a layout with! All the announcements themselves were all so darn cute!! I also kept a super cute one with lions on it for the baby book.

Originally my Mother used Jolee's Boutique's-Zebra Stripes as the main embellishment on the outside. I love this set, so I got a set myself and added a few more zebras because they are too cute! I also found the same ribbon she had used to add a little texture to the layout. Unfortunately the stores where always out of it so it took me a month just to get the ribbon! All and all I really like the way the LO turned out.

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Great Picture Editing Site

Tonight while looking at my Sister In-law's pictures on facebook I fell in love with her edited pictures. I right away sent her a message asking how she did them and she told me about this great site! She walked me through and after my lesson I was very proud of my creation!

What do you think, I have to scrapbook this now!!!

This one I added a Mom Tattoo, this is too much fun!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I Can't Believe You Used That Challenge

While cruising around the web for some layout ideas I came across a post from a blogger wanting ideas for using items not normally used in scrapbooking. I thought this sounded like so much fun. I found several things I want to use and decided I would like to host a challenge.

My challenge for you is to make a layout or card using items not normally used in scrapbooking. Each Month I will have a twist, this twist will be a place in the house, and maybe even outside to find an item to use on your creation.

A few item ideas:
Pressed flowers (be sure they are fully dried, I made this mistake)
Napkins from parties
Keys (this would be super cute for a new house or new driver)
The list goes on and on!!

If you would like to take a look the inspirational blog click on the link below:

Unusual Scrapbook Embellishments from Around the House
Pull out your imagination and see what one of a kind scrapping creations you can create to make your scrapbook layouts the most unique and talked about layouts in town
Read More

August Twist: Kitchen

Here is my example:

I made my husbands anniversary card using a rice crispy treat wrapper. In the inside I wrote- It has been a real "treat" being married to you for these 6 amazing years. Here's to many more "treats"

I can't wait to see what we all come up with, Happy Scrapping!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Brainteaser Answer

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Tuesday Rebus Brainteaser at Noon...
If you've never met a Rebus puzzle before go to THIS link on Fun With Words for directions. Below is your puzzle for this week, remember, each time you comment and post the correct answer you will gain 1 entry into the Geddes School Supply Drawing!


I forced my husband to sit down and help me with this one, and after doing some other teasers we studied this one and believe the answer is "Someone's after me."

What do you think??

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Back to School Blog Party

At Scrappily Ever After, Melanie is hosting a Back to School Blog Party. Each day there is a new fun project, game or technique tip. I am super excited. I am planing on checking it out daily while my little man is napping.

One of the "to do's" for extra drawing chances was to leave love on each of the 5 inspiration team members blogs. I rushed right over to do that and was so amazed at the talent these women have. I have already saved a dozen ideas to scraplift and learned several new techniques. After being so inspired by the team I became a follower so I could be sure to keep on on all the creativity pouring out of these scrappers.

Scrappily Ever After features each team member, but I want to put a link to there sites incase you are as excited as I am to see such amazing talent.

Veronica @ Circlebenterprises (She also has a great online scrapbooking store)
Cheryl @ Cafe Expressions (Super cute digi papers can be found here)
Yolanda @ Imagine Make Share (Amazing cards that you can't stop staring at)
Rhonda @ Aerobuyck (Copic Coloring, it is so awesome)
Cely @ Creating in Caroline (Tons of super cute SVG's)

Wow, after all this inspiration, I think I am gonna use what time I have left of my son's nap to go make some cards. I have tons of birthdays, anniversaries, and baby cards I need to make. Off to scrapbook land...