Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Much Needed Update!!!

   I have been neglecting this blog for far too long! We have still been busy settling into the house, painting, starting some home decor projects, etc. However, I have also been trying to do a lot of crafting! I submitted a couple things to Paper Crafts magazine, but did not get a call back on those projects. I am hoping to submit to Cards and Scrapbook Trends magazines for their 2014 issues later next month, too. Hopefully I can hear something back on at least one of my projects for them! It's a super competitive industry, though, with very amazing and talented people involved! Here is a sneak peek at a couple of the projects I submitted this last month:
Happy Birthday Confetti Card:
Heidi Swapp 6x6 Confetti Stencil, Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber in Gold, CTMH Acrylix Celebrations Stamp Set, My Mind's Eye assorted papers, EK Success Mini Banner Punch, and CTMH Exclusive Ink in Bamboo

Congrats Card with Hexagons:
CTMH Acrylix Honeycomb Stamp set, CTMH Exclusive inks in Bamboo, Sweet Leaf, and Twilight, Congrats stamp from TPC Studios Whimsy Greetings Set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and Liquid Pearls in Onyx

   I am also getting ready (and SUPER excited) for Archiver's Scrapfest 2013! The workshop schedules were released last week , and I registered for the ones I wanted this AM! I won't have any scrapping buddies with me this year, though, but that's not stopping me from going! I have been waiting to go back since the end of Scrapfest 2011! It's so much fun! If you want to check it out to see what I'm talking about, go to and click on the "Scrapfest" tab for more information!

   July is flying by all too quickly, and I have lots of projects to get caught up on! Recently I have been making a bunch of cards as gifts and to send to people. Here are a few examples of what I have been working on:

Just Because Bike: Hero Arts Bike Stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Hero Arts Phrases Stamp, Hero Arts Neon Blue Ink, CTMH Heart stamp from the Be Mine Stamp set, and Distress Ink in Barn Red

Just Because Typewriter: Hero Arts Typewriter Cling Stamp, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, CTMH Exclusive Ink in Pear and Bamboo, Divine Twine in Grey, and CTMH Edger Distress Tool

Mustache You: Hero Arts/Studio Calico Stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, striped washi tape, CTMH Exclusive Ink in Pear, My Mind's Eye Swirl Paper, and American Crafts Grey Stripe Paper

Anniversary Card: Distress Stain in Scattered Straw and Tumbled Glass, CTMH Life is Tweet Acrylix Stamp Set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, CTMH Exclusive Inks in Bamboo, Twilight, and Creme Brulee, Distress Ink in Mustard, American Crafts paper from Metropolitan set, and EK Success Border Punch

Thank You Wreath: CTMH Wreath Acrylix Stamp set, CTMH Exclusive Inks in Cocoa, Cranberry, and Outdoor Denim, and Glossy Accents

Sweet Birthday: Distress Stain in Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord, Inkadinkado Birthday Stamp set, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, CTMH Celebrations stamp sentiment, washi tape, CTMH Bitty Bling, DCWV Harvest Paper, Copic Markers (if you want to know the colors, feel free and comment below), and Spica Markers (Pink, Purple)

Hello Kitty Birthday:  Distress Stain in Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord, Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge, Copic markers, phrase from Fiscars birthday party stamp set, and a Zig black, fine tip marker

Racing Birthday:  CTMH Fast and Furious acrylic stamp set, CTMH Exclusive Inks in Outdoor Denim, Pear, and Barn Red, Sakura Gelly Roll silver pen, phrase from Hero Arts/Studio Calico stamp set, EK Success tag punch, and papers from DCWV Boyhood paper pack

Shark Birthday:  Distress Stain in Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive, Life's A Beach Cricut Cartridge, MME paper for the waves, DCWV Tahiti Paper for the shark, phrase from Fiscars Birthday Party stamp set, and a Zig black, fine tip marker

   Well I think that's it for today! I hope you enjoyed looking through my latest projects! Let me know if you have any questions on products used or techniques applied! Until next time:

Here's to life, love, and creativity!