Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Perfect Sentiments Challenge 12: Thank You With A Sketch

Happy Wednesday fellow scrappers...you know what today is right??? Another weekly challenge from The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog!

This weeks challenge is to create a Thank You card & the twist is to use a sketch. Before we get to all the details let me start off with my card for this challenge........

~Sorry for the glare...I had to take these extra shots rather quickly due to an illness in my family~
Normally I would comment on each photo and provide some info/detail on the card but my grandmother is in the hospital as I type this and I am already late in getting this post up...so please forgive me if this seems rushed : )

Here is the sketch that you must use for this weeks challenge....

Now for some more inspiration from my fellow DT members......

Joan aka Sassy 
I also want to be sure and mention our two December Guest Designers...

Our sponsor for this week is Patti at Patti's Digital Creations Stamps.

Patti is offering up one free digital stamp as the prize for this challenge..so be sure to stop by her shop and tell her The Perfect Sentiment sent you : )

Now that you have been inspired by The Perfect Sentiment Design Team & our Guest Designers...be sure to head to your creative space and get started on your Thank You Card using the sketch. Don't forget to check out all of the details & information surrounding this weeks challenge here. : )

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out another fun challenge with The Perfect Sentiments Challenge Blog.

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post : )

Recipe for the items used in this card:
Little Yellow Bicycle Clear Cuts frames-Lucky Me
Bazzil cardstock-white & green
DCWV "The Heirloom Stack-Music Notes"
Stamped Thank You Sentiment-Stampin Up
Ribbon-Really Reasonable Ribbon "Winter Whites" & white baby Rick Rack
Flowers-layers of the above named papers used in the Tim Holtz "Tattered Flowers" die
Sew Easy Floss "green" from We R Memory Keepers
Tim Holtz Ideaology staples


Thursday, December 22, 2011

BINGO Holiday Tags

Happy Thursday Bloggers : )

Today I wanted to share some Bingo holiday tags I made for my co-workers for our annual department Christmas gift exchange which usually results in me gorging myself on some AHmazing sweets made by the wife of one co-worker & this year I didn't disappoint...lol.

It's not always easy finding gifts for a group of techy guys (I work in the Tech Dept. for our school district). Luckily I am not the lone female anymore...Alisha has joined us and I couldn't be happier : )

So I thought this year I would make them something they could hang on their tree and have for years to come (hmm...they better keep these forever...lol). They seemed to like them and I am sure their wives will enjoy them as well. 

So enough of the chitty chat, here they are......................

I personalized each one with their last name. The wooden bingo number has a meaning for each person as well. 

This one is for my boss Brian....

Next up is my girl Alisha...our Technical Support Specialist :)

Now Peter, our Lead Network Analyst......

Nathan's...another one of our Network Analyst's....

And lastly our intern from the local college...Gregg...

I really enjoyed creating these holiday tags for them & it was even better to see the smiles on their faces when they opened them....it also didn't hurt to have some chocolate truffles in there too ; )

Thanks for stopping by...I know it's a busy time for most with Christmas just a few short days away. 

Be sure to come back for another scrappy post : )

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I'm Here I'm Here...Really I am : )

Hey there fellow scrappers...I can't believe it's been 5 whole days since my last post...ugh!!! Can I just say it's the Holiday Season.....

I am super excited about this post...yesterday I received my very first order from Vintage Street Market and let me tell ya...it won't be my last : )

I cannot believe I haven't stumbled across this awesome online store before now. As you know from my bio & from past posts...I love junkin & all things vintage and this fab online store is nothin but vintage & I LOVE IT!!!! It's so cool because they sell actual vintage items and it's pretty much like Costco...when it's gone...it's gone. So when you find an item or a kit on their online store...you will want to scoop it up before I buy it...err...someone else buys it ; )

Here is what I had on my doorstep yesterday....

See...even Bella was excited to see my new vintage scrap goodies : )
Package No.1 Vintage Romance Kit & here's what's inside........

First up is some vintage paper goodness....
I cannot wait to use these papers on some scrappy altered/art projects I have in mind   : )

Love old vintage photos on these cardboard mats. I fell in love with these old photos at one of my very first trips to an antique store when I was in high school. I like to look at the photos and imagine who these people were, what where their names, where did they live, how did they live, what where they thinking when this photo was taken....so intriguing to me.

Gotta love this high dollar canceled check....lol

Some Valentines Day loveliness : )
A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E Valentines Day card....here's the inside.....

Love me some vintage embelli's...

Next up....Package No.2...The Vintage Packaging Kit

This kit comes with two vintage freezer Kraft colored boxes & 3 vintage wax paper sandwich bags (envelopes).

And to top off this amazing order...I had this sweet note from Michelle..

So even though this isn't "officially" a scrappy post...the vintage contents above will be turned into some scrappy items : )

If you have a Facebook account you will want to go and like their facebook page here. They have great projects posted throughout the FB page and on their blog. And just in case you are wondering...I'm not getting anything from them for doing this post...I just like to share not only great scrappy projects and ideas but also online & brick/mortar stores when I come across them...that's what this blogging thing is all about right??? Sharing ideas & what we all create? So go check them out and I am pretty sure you will end up lovin this place as much as I do already. 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for another scrappy post...and thanks hanging in there while I was on a slight blogging hiatus : )

Happy Scrappin!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Chipboard Panels

Hello there fellow scrappers...welcome back for another scrappy post : )

Today I wanted to share some of the holiday panels I've made with some chipboard. Normally I make these "name boards" for custom orders but I thought it would be fun to make some with a holiday theme this time around.

First up is Noel....

You will never guess what these panels are from. I work in the IT department for our school district and these chipboard panels are from the inserts they put in netbook and laptop user manuals. They normally wind up in the recycle bin but now they wind up in my scrapbook room...and yes I cleared it with my boss before I took them home : )

I really like how this sparkly paper that I originally purchased to use in my wedding album fits in so nicely with this holiday theme. It looks all snowy/wintery like. The chipboard letters were "naked" and I just put some adhesive on them, laid the paper on top and cut them out with my craft knife.

I ran some glittery ribbon through the boards to tie in with the sparkly paper. It's hard to see in this picture but the white portions on the letters are parts of reindeer and trees, they are fuzzy and feel great when you run your fingers over them. That's one of the many things I love about crafting...the textures of the projects when you hold them in your hands...love it!!
And here's the backside. I like to make the back look pretty too so you have something to look at if you have it on a desk or whatever. I have a name board I made for myself that sits on my counter so I have something nice to look at when I look up and not just stare at plain chipboard. My friend & co-worker Alisha bought this one from me...thanks Alisha : )

Next up is another Noel but with different paper & letters...
I used some of the paper I put on the letters from the first chipboard Noel and added some white glittery letters this time.
I really like this holiday paper pack from K & Company. Some of the papers have felt elements~like the patterned paper on this board~and some have bling and glittery sparkly accents...love it!
I used some cranberry yarn to tie this board book together...I liked how well it went with the papers and picked up the red accents in the patterned paper.
Tying some sheer sparkly ribbon on the ends of the panels just seemed to "tie" the look together...lol ok cheesy I know but hey...that's my sense of humor : )
And here's the backside.....cute huh???

Next up is Joy....

Since I chose this striped holiday paper I thought I would keep this one simple and just have the letters stand out so I only added some ribbon/trim to the letters with a little bit of bling on the bottom panel.
And here's the backside.....

And the last one for this post is Peace........
Normally I use different papers, patterns etc on these boards but I really liked this paper and wanted to just stick with it alone on this one.

Again I wanted to keep this one fairly simple since the paper has a pattern on it and I didn't want it to look too busy. I just tied some red thread to each letter to sort of make the letters pop out a bit. I inked the twine I used to join the panels together to give it a more vintage look. 

And here's the backside..........
The paper on the back is Bazzil...I forgot the name of the color though...so I just left it plain since it's textured. 

I've had a lot of fun scrappin up some holiday items in the last couple of weeks. It's just so fun to break out the Christmas papers and all the trims and embelishments that go along with the holidays and create something to not only look at & enjoy but to also decorate your home that you can use year after year. 

My next post will be about Christmas tags I've been making for some holiday orders so be sure to come back for another scrappy post : )