Friday, August 26, 2011

{ Playing in Paradise #30 }

Well, it's Friday once again. Time for another Playing in Paradise Challenge. This week's hostess is Allison with a sketch challenge.

I am not sure why, but when I saw this sketch I immediately saw snowflakes. I know, I know. It's summer. But I just had to make a Christmas card with this sketch.

I really like this card...other than that grey ribbon. I think I should have maybe used white instead. Oh well. I still like it. I love THESE snowflake buttons too! They actually have a big loop on the back, but you just snap them off and sometimes need a little sanding, but then they glue on your project just perfectly! And of course I just love this snowman image. He is perfect for coloring with my Copics! I added a little chalk to the edges of my Nestie scalloped circle and done.

I sure hope you can find sometime this week to play along. Be sure to drop by the Scrapbooker's Paradise blog HERE for all the details about the deadline and what this weeks prize is!

Need some inspiration? Be sure to check out the rest of the design team!

Thanks for stoppin' by!

Friday, August 19, 2011

{ PPC #29 - Punches }

Welcome everyone to another Friday and another Playing in Paradise Challenge! As you read this I am finishing up another week of camping in the beautiful Kananaskis country. It is sad that this will be the last camping trip of the summer. Summer is definitely NOT long enough. Soon the kids will be heading back to school and I will be heading off to a new job!! I am very, very excited and nervous too. But very excited!! Okay enough about me...onto the challenge! This week our challenge host is Merlie and this is her challenge...

This is not really much of a challenge for Miss Merlie as she is the Punch Queen, but for the rest of us perhaps it is. I did not really go out on a limb with this one. Just used a Martha Stewart punch I had not used in awhile and added a flower and circle punch to my creation. I love this image too! So much fun to color with Copics!

I hope you find sometime to play along this week. Be sure to check out the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog HERE for all the details about the prizes this week and how to enter. And for some added inspiration be sure to check out the other design team members creations!

Thanks for stoppin' by.

Friday, August 12, 2011

{ PPC #28 - Color Challenge }

Happy Friday All! It's time for another challenge and my turn to host! This week I decided to go with a color challenge and a color combo I go to frequently. I used my Copics and Nesties for this cutie.

I hope you can find sometime in your week to play along. Be sure to check out the Scrapbooker's Paradise Blog for all the details for this weeks challenge HERE!

Be sure to check out the other design team members blogs for more inspiration:

*Allison C
*Allison F

Friday, August 05, 2011

{ PPC #27 - Angie's Stencil Challenge }

Happy Friday All! It is that time again. This week's challenge is brought to you by Angie and it is to use a stencil or template. I knew as soon as I saw this what I wanted to do. I have been wanting to try making my own cloudy background forever and this was the perfect opportunity. The photo is not perfect and I may have needed a bit more shading, but I think it turned out pretty good and I am very happy with it myself.

I hope you can find sometime this week to play along. Be sure to check out all the details about this weeks challenge and prize offered up HERE.

And be sure to check out the other design team members creations:

Thanks for stoppin' by.

Monday, August 01, 2011

{ Ebook Giveaway }

Happy August 1st Everyone! I can not believe it is already August! We still have not really had any nice summer weather yet. I mean a few days here and there is not cutting it!!

Anyway, just a quick pop in to let you know that if you are interested I am hosting my very first giveaway on my book blog. I would love it if you could come by and check it out HERE.

I will be back soon with a new creation. I was busy last week re-arranging and moving all my craft room stuff from one corner of the basement to another. I will take some pics. I am VERY happy with how it all came together.