Monday, February 23, 2009

Looking for Design Team Members!

Thank you for visiting the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog! We will be launching our first challenge on April 5th, 2009.

But, before then I am looking to put together the perfect Design Team! As a DT member you will be required to:

* Submit a completed project weekly, via e-mail, following the challenge requirements, no later than the Friday before the challenge is posted to the blog!
* Take excellent quality photos of your completed projects.
* Post positive comments on ALL participants' blogs sometime during the week of the particular challenge they participate in.
* Be an active DT member of our Sunday Challenge Blog, share with me any and all challenge ideas you may have and want to see as one of our blog challenges, and HOST challenges, if needed.
* Help to find sponsors willing to donate prizes for our challenges (this can be friends, companies or yourself)
* Be open and honest with me when you feel there's a problem or something needs to be addressed or anytime you just want to chit chat.
* ENJOY participating and being part of my DT!


If the above sounds like something you would like to be a part of and you're interested in becoming a Design Team member for our Brand New Sunday Challenge Blog, PLEASE e-mail me 2-5 samples of your BEST least ONE of your submissions MUST be something other than a greeting card and ALL submissions MUST contain stamping! No scrapbook layouts, please!

Please e-mail your submissions to by midnight February 27, 2009 to qualify. Accepted Design Team members will be notified no later than Friday March 6th, 2009.

Good Luck,

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Magnetic Fridge Notepad

Here is the results of a SWAP I joined. The SWAP was to create an altered magnetic refrigerator notepad. It just so happened that I got several magnetic calendars from the dentist office the other day and decided to use them as the base for my notepads. It worked out really well, at least I think! Besides, on the backside of the notepad is a 2010 calendar and a list of all the holidays. Anyways, I just covered the front of the magnetic calendars with pattern paper, made a small scallop topper for the notepad and stamped on the paper to give it a decorative finish. VOILA! It was quick and easy! I sure hope the recipients think they turned out nice.

Monday, February 16, 2009

House Mouse Challenge #25

I am so excited to have been able to play this week! This week's challenge was a sketch and boy was it a fantastic challenge and so much fun to create! Thanks for the inspiration!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Paper Piecing...

Hi everyone...I haven't been creating much lately but thought I'd share with you some of my paper piecings that I've created in the past. Paper piecing is a ton of work BUT...for me, it's very
relaxing. Click on each image and you'll be able to notice that each individual section has been created from a piece of paper. Drawn and cut to the exact shape that I needed to complete the final image.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Perpetual Calendar

Before the holidays I was working on a couple of calendar layouts for a SWAP that I was in. I was responsible for creating April, July and December. So far I've shared the April and July layouts and many of you have been patiently, or NOT, waiting for me to post my December creation...

Well, here it is...

Friday, February 6, 2009

Birthday Wishes

Here are a couple of
Birthday cards that I created to go inside of a paint can gift set. I absolutely love how they turned out and will definitely be using this idea again! They were so quick and easy!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Thank you...for your friendship!

I know you always hear me talking about a group that I'm in, Scrappin' In Toledo, December we had our annual Christmas Crop. Boy was it a blast! We always have tons of activities, prizes, and an abundance of yummy food! Not to mention that most of us are able to get together all in one place to hang out, chit chat and have a great time! Anyways, this year one of our activities was a Shoebox SWAP. Everyone attending the crop created a card, provided all the materials and put them in a shoebox for each person at the crop to duplicate one of their creations. Then, at the crop all of the shoeboxes were put in one area and during the crop we all had the opportunity to sit down and make each one of the cards. When we were all finished we had about 14-16 cards that were all made and ready to be sent to someone special throughout the year! What a GREAT idea...well, in theory anyways. Unfortunately, we ran out of time and not everyone had the time to complete all the was still FUN!

Here's a look at the card I made and prepared the supplies for.