July 26, 2008

Happy Birthday...

Today is my little sluggers 10th Birthday..I decided to create him a baseball card. I learned to make these cards at Dawn's Stamping Thoughts. This one was made with come modifications as I had to account for the larger size baseball. These cards are so much fun to make. I hope that my little fellow loves the card. I hope that you'll go visit Dawn's Blog and try one or two of her cards.


I've been a creating fool this morning...one of the ladies over at one of my yahoo groups created a waterfall card...Next thing you know others are challenging each other to join in and have some fun. So I decided to give this a whirl. It seems that since many are having Christmas in July fun, that I should do a Christmas water fall card. I hope that you like it.



Hop on over to Croppinsville's Blog.. Yesterday I posted the Friday challenge..Here are the deets. This was also part of a sketch challenge for Scrapping Friends, an msn group.

Yeah....finally another week has past and it's time again for another Friday Challenge at Croppinsville. And I'm only 3 days away from vacation at the lake. This week, the challenge is a manufacturer's challenge. Allie decided to highlight Flair Designs this week. Croppinsville carries several collections, if you're local, be sure to stop in and check them out. You can also call her to place an order. The challenge this week is to create a scrapbook page, altered project or card, using any Flair Designs collection.

I select the Hit The Beach Collection, since I'm headed to the waters on Monday night. Flair’s Hit the Beach Collection will make waves with hula girls and beach bums, too! These colorful papers and stickers are perfect to capture every tropical memory, from cruising the seven seas to sunbathing at the shore. This collection was also perfect for the photos I took at Myrtle Beach last year, while we vacationed. Yes, I'm just now scrapbooking them.

People are always commenting about the funny things that kids say. Well in my sample one of the photos I selected is a great example of the funny faces that kids make. This was our first trip to the ocean. My son was shocked when the waves came rolling up behind him. Talk about a photo we all laugh at each time we see it.

Flair Design Products Used: Paradise Found DP, Beachy Keen DP, One Fish Two Fish DP, Sun and Sand CS Stickers. Misc Products Used: Misc Flowers, Cricut George Alphas, Colorbok CS, Colorbok Cats Eye Pigment Ink, Photo Turns and Brads

So if you take the challenge, please be sure to post a link in the comment section below for all of us to see.

July 17, 2008

Blog Candy Alert...

Make sure you stop by and check out Mayas Hobby Blog...She's got some super awesome blog candy to give away and a great blog..... Make sure you stop by and say hi.

Also be sure to check out Linanna Designs for yet another chance at some yummy candy...Black & pink my favorite color combo of all times...Her blog is awesome, too.

The Other Side of Me also has some exciting goodies up for grabs..

July 14, 2008

Christmas In July

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CROP AT CROPPINSVILLE, JULY 18-20TH

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CROP BLITZZ: Oh my gosh!!!! Allie is out of town for CHA and while the cat’s away the mice (staff) are gonna play! We are in the mood to get Christmas started early this year!!! We will have classes all weekend long (Friday evening until Sunday evening) with projects you can work on for Christmas, including CARDS, MINI-BOOKS and ORNAMENTS. At 5 pm Sunday, we will have a Christmas Card and Ornament Swap. What a great way to get a nice selection of cards and ornaments for family and friends. You will have plenty of time to complete cards and ornaments to swap with the other croppers during classes and crop time so be sure and keep your eye out for the class schedule closer to the date. COST: $12 all weekend or $5 per day to reserve your table and project costs will vary. Snacks will be provided. Fri. July 18 7 PM – Midnite, Sat. July 19th 10 AM- Midnite, Sun. 10 AM-7 PM.

Ticket vouchers will be given to reserved croppers for snacks and drinks.

Your table reservation fees will apply toward your purchases/class fees only for this weekend. No credits will be given for future purchases/classes/crops.

FOR OUR ONLINE CROPPERS-I WILL POST PHOTOS AND DIRECTIONS FOR ALL THE ACTIVITIES DURING THE CROP SO YOU CAN PARTICIPATE ALSO!!!!

CLASS SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY…
7:30-9:00 pm Cost: $2.00 DEXAHEDRON CHRISTMAS BALL
9:30-10:30 pm Cost: $3.00 ORIGAMI GIFT BOX ORNAMENT
11:00-11:30 pm Cost: $2.00 CHRISTMAS CARDS (2 different cards)

SATURDAY…
11:00 am-12:30 pm Cost: $10.00 ALLIE’S STAR BOMB BOOK
1:30-2:30 PM Cost: $5.00 2 PAGE CHRISTMAS LAYOUT
3:00-4:00 pm Cost: $1.00 CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT
5:00 – 6:30 pm Cost: $2.00 DEXAHEDRON CHRISTMAS BALL
7:30-8:30 pm Cost: $3.00 ORIGAMI GIFT BOX ORNAMENT
9:30-11:00 pm Cost: $8.00 CHRISTMAS PURSE WITH 4 CARDS

SUNDAY…
10:30-11:00 am Cost: $2.00 GOODIE BOX CONTAINER
11:30-1:00 pm Cost: $8.00 CHRISTMAS PURSE WITH 4 CARDS
2:00-3:00 pm Cost: $1.00 STAR ORNAMENT

SWAPS…
5:00-5:30 pm ORNAMENT SWAP (FOR EVERY HANDMADE ORNAMENT YOU BRING, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE IN RETURN FROM SOMEONE ELSE). This will require at least 4 people to participate.
5:30-6:00 pm CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP (FOR EVERY HANDMADE CARD YOU BRING, YOU WILL RECEIVE ONE IN RETURN FROM SOMEONE ELSE). This will require at least 4 people to participate.

Supplies needed for classes: liquid & dry adhesive, black fine tip pen, brown ink

You can contact the store using any of the information below if you're in the area and interested.

CROPPINSVILLE, USA
1106 West Main St.

Collinsville, OK 74021

30 minutes North of Tulsa...

918-371-0071 store

918-371-0041 fax

Croppinsville@att.net

July 13, 2008

Day #8 of 40 Day Events



In honor of celebrating day #8 of the 40 Days of Birthday fun for Bev, I've created this card. What better way to do that then to create a birthday card for her. Bev, please email me your addy so that I can send this to you.


Pam from Pam's Eclectic Stuff is hosting this day. It's a fab forty challenge. You don't have to use 40 things, the theme is FABULOUS. You have a choice of several items as well as a few must haves.

Here are the fab must haves- one piece cardstock, two pieces patterned paper, Plus choose three items from the list below-
Felt
Fabric
Floss
Fiber
Flowers
Findings (brads, metal items)
Freebie (one item of your choice)
Here are the items that are free to use (they don't count as your free item, anyone can use them)ink, stamps, thread -regular sewing, not floss, sanding or distressing, trimmers, punches, cutters, etc...1 color pen for journaling or doodling.

The theme? What you think is fab! You can create cards, layouts, or altered art. The rules- Please post a pic on your blog with a link back here when you are done creating your fab project. Due date is midnight EDT July 15, 2008. All eligible entries will be put in a drawing for some fun blog candy. Hop on over and join in...You still have a couple of days to complete it. I did and had so much fun doing so.

Challenge Items Used: DCWV All Dressed Up PP, Misc Pink Stripe PP, Pink Colorbok CS, Kaiser Crafts Flowers, Queen & Co. White Brads, White Sheer Ribbon.
Misc Items Used: Colorbok Cats Eye Pigment Ink Cranberry and Orchid, DCWV Metallic Silver CS, Colorbok Black CS, Black Stazon Ink, Whipper Snapper Stamps, Dove Blender Pen.


40 Days of Birthday Fun


Beverley Todd, one of the Croppinsville Creative Crew Members is celebrating turning 40 in 40 days...Come and join the fun, there's lots of exciting challenges, prizes, RAKs and games. Each day there's something going on. She has a link to those participating here. So hop on over there and join in the fun...

July 12, 2008


I authored the Friday challenge at Croppinsville Blog. This challenge is a little bit different. It'll be an anagram challenge.

For the anagram challenge, I'll select a word. I'll then select an item or two using the first letter of the word. The remaining letters are up to you. You must then use the supplies listed along with items you selected for the remaining letters to create your project. This weeks word is: CROP.

C~
R~
O~Orange
P~

So your challenge is to use something orange. Then you'll need to come up with something for C, R and P. Hope you enjoy!
The sample I've created is a shakerbox gate fold card. This was very fun to create. I love the old shakerboxes. Shake...Rattle...Roll...makes me want to dance. Enough already.

C ~ Circles
R ~ Ranger Ink
O ~ Orange
P ~ Pink

There will be more of these anagram challenges at Croppinsville to come in the future. I hope you enjoy them and will participate. If you chose to participate, please post a link to your completed project in the comment section.

Supplies Used: Colorbok Orange and Yellow CS, Sassafras Lass DP, Martha Stewart Scallop Punch, Misc Beads, Ranger Ink Walnut Stain, Skittles

July 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Allie....



Allie over at Croppinsville is celebrating her birthday today. Drop on in and say hello and wish her a very Happy Birthday. At the store, they're celebrating and cropping today. If you live in the area, drop in and wish her a Happy Birthday in person.

July 1, 2008

Technique Tuesday at Croppinsville

Today was technique tuesday over at Croppinsville's Blog. Nancy Leimer shared this really awesome technique on heavy embossing. I tried it out today. I didn't put my stamp in metallic ink before stamping in the wet embossing powder. Next time, I think that I will. This is definently a technique that I'll try again.

The supplies used: Colorbok CS, BoBunny Glee Dots PP, Misc Flowers, Skittles, Misc Ribbon, ColorBox Pigment Ink, Sparkle N Sprinkle Cosmic Opaque Embossing Powder in Marquis Orange and Cat's Pajama Happy Trails Stamp.