Monday, October 31, 2011

Thank you GDT Sandy

I just wanted to say how much we have enjoyed having Sandy as our Guest Design Team member this month.  We have thoroughly enjoyed her company and her beautiful creations this month.  We all sure hope to keep her around.  And with that I wanted to share 2 more beautiful cards she created using the MMS Lost and Found Sunshine line. 

And did you know that this line is available for Pre-Order in the store. I know she definitely made me wanna go scoop some up! Thank you again Sandy. And with that stay tuned for next months GDT. We will honor her with a special weekend reveal this coming Friday. Do you wanna join us for a GDT spot-well stay tuned people cuz we are gonna do something a little fun for this ;) toodles, Tami

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Fall Color challenge

YIPEEE It's my turn for a challenge.  And since it's my favorite time of year.  I decided to focus on the colors of fall...


This week I want you to create a layout using those colors.  Here's what I came up with using some OCtober Afternoon Campfire mixed with some oldies from my stash featuring Cosmo Mr Campy and Scenic Route.  Also check out those accordian flowers, they are from the new American Crafts Nightfall line.  That is new in the store-I dont usually get pps from AC but trust me you will WANT these.  They are great quality, very versatile and just soo darn cute!  Here's a link to them in the store

Now onto my layout

And this month we are focusing on cards I did a card also using those same colors.  I have seriously been trying to use up some stash - A girl's gotta have an excuse to shop right.  So I used some MME Abbey ROad for my card.  You two can make a card and this will get your name in twice for our monthly drawing.

NOw get scrappin and load it to the gallery with a link into the challenge thread before 10/31 at midnight to qualify for our monthly prize drawing. 

And stay tuned for next month we are working on sum things to AMP it up and make it a Memorable Season for all - wink wink!


Monday, October 10, 2011

October Guest Designer~Sandy

We are lucky again this month to have another terrific scrapper and lady as our Guest Designer.  PLEEZ WELCOME>>>
Sandy Liles.

Here's a wee bit about her

Name: Sandy Liles

How long you have been scrapping? Technically I started scrapping almost 16 years ago after having my oldest son. However I was never really into it that much because I was taught the CM way of scrapping and it didn't really appeal to me. I would just do it sporadically up until 2001 when I had my youngest son. I was a member of a parenting message board and several ladies were talking about scrapbooking and so I was reintroduced to it in a whole new way. I quickly became an addict and have been scrapping faithfully every since.

What is your favorite Manufacturer to work with? One of my all time favorite is MME. I LOVE all their stuff and can't get enough of it. However I am also drawn to Echo Park a lot lately. The colors are right up my alley and really suit me well.

What is your favorite technique? Definitely distressing. It seems I seldom do a LO without some sort of distressing.

Tell us a little bit about yourself: Well let's see, I live in Alabama with my hubby of 17 years (although we have been together for 24 years!) and our three mostly wonderful children. I am fortunate enough to be a SAHM mom who loves to go to all my kids sporting events and other extra curricular activities (from XC running for Zach, Cheering for Becca and basketball for Blake). Although I am usually the positive supportive type, I have to admit this week I am on edge as Zach gets his drivers' license on Thursday and it sure does make a bundle of nerves.
I am also very active in my church. I am the Sunday school teacher for the babies-2 year olds, help my husband with AWANA, work with the children plays and help direct our VBS. I also am on the youth committee and count myself blessed to be able to work with the children and teens in the church.
I am also more of a listener than a talker. I love to people watch and I am content to just sit in the corner alone rather than socialize.

Tell us one funny thing about yourself: Hmm, let's see. One thing my kids love to tease me about is my uncanny fear of the things in the ocean. It's not the ocean (although I don't like swimming in water other than a swimming pool) but rather the creatures in the ocean. For example, Octopi really completely freak me out. And even when we see one at aquariums, I seriously start to hyperventilate and get the willys.

And now some of the beautiful creations she made with some product sent to her from our store

Isn't that card just AMAAAAZING!  I am a huge fan of Sandys work and cant wait to see what else she has to share with us this month!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Duplicity Challenge

Hello! During this month, we are going to be focusing on cards. Now don't panic for those of you who "don't do cards". We are going to work at making our challenges friendly for both card-makers as well as those of you who like layouts. We'll be posting a challenge twice a week this month - each Tuesday and Thursday so check back often for more challenges.

To start things off this month, my challenge is a sketch challenge. I love a good sketch and when making cards, I do better with a sketch as my starting off point. I found this great one at Let's Scrap that is very versatile as it can be used for a layout or a card.

So my challenge to you is to use this sketch to create a layout, a card or both. If you choose to do both your name will go into the monthly drawing twice. Plus at the end of the month I will pick a name from those who have completed both and send a RAK to one winner.

Here is what I created using my leftovers from my Jillibean Sweet & Sour Kit.