I am Awesomely Amethyst 1-10

Www.scrapbooksteals.stealnetwork.com has a series of 10 sketches, if you complete all 10 you are entered for a draw of great prizes. Due to surgery and life I haven’t been actively participating til this round of sketches! Sketch 9 has a unique story because there are no pictures, due to the fact that I never met my daughter that I had made this page for, and instead wrote her a letter! It was very therapeutic for me! I am sorry that WordPress jumbled the pictures so they are not in order but I assure you all 10 are there! I am very proud of all the pages, and look forward to many more series with www.scrapbooksteals.com in the future!

Enjoy

Been gone for what seems like FOREVER~

Hey Ccubed fans, I apologize about the delay. Sometimes life gets the better of us ya know? I was in the hospital for half of january and most of february, so I definitely was absent from my blog. Prior to that I was dealing with the emotions of my surgery, and that left me in a bit of a funk. Not in a crafty mood and grumpy, I closed the door on my scrapbooking room and walked away. It didn’t help we were trying to sell our house, and keep it up to snuff for showings! Well it didn’t sell, the market is tough right now I guess. So after surgery, and nearly dying and finally feeling like me again, I am back to crafting YIPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEE!!!!! What better way to get back into it than visiting my favorite site : http://dailydare4u.blogspot.com/ for some inspiration🙂 I found the following challenges there, that I want to try today!🙂

http://365cards.blogspot.com/ challenges 3 flourishes

I am thinking that I will start with that, and edit if I end up doing more!

Happy Love Day

Another week, another challenge, this one is all about love! I didn’t do your typical valentines day colours with this one, as I plan on making 9 more and having my son sign them to give out to his 4 year old preschool class!

I used cuttlebug, and a sizzix heart embossing folder that goes perfectly with Stampin Ups set Love you Much, then punched a few hearts with the coordinating punch, and used my adorable image from AiFactory!! Those two kids are just too cute!

Enjoy, and below my card are the details of our challenges and how you can win this adorable stamp!

http://aivault.com/store is where you can find our images, I hope you like it!  I love it!! Our challenge blog can be found here:  http://www.aifactorychallenges.blogspot.com/ please join us, and play along to win this week’s image and upload your entries. It is not a requirement to use our AI Factory images, but we do love it when you do… we have a great variety of images for free! That’s right FREE! >> http://aivault.com/store/category/freebies.html!!

If you are posting your creation in an online factory, be it AiF, PCP, SCS etc…

“you have until 10pm EST on Wednesday February ,17th 2010 to upload your project to our challenge blog” to win!

All About the Boys

It’s challenge time again over at AiFactory! We are back to weekly challenges now that Tammy is back from Cuba (lucky lady!!) … this week the DT got this ADORABLE cowboy image to work with, along with all of his accessories to be a rough and tumble kinda guy. I didn’t use the accessories, because I forgot..oops! But the craft lounge barnyard banter worked pretty good for the sentiment and pitchfork! 🙂 hehe if you havent seen that set, its really cute, www.ourcraftlounge.com and its Barnyard Banter! I coloured Mr Cowboy with copics, stamped with stampin up ink for my sentiment and pitchfork and haybales..i did a light bit of distressing, and added some cute jolees horse shoes! Enjoy! And please join us.. and once again here are all the details!! 

http://aivault.com/store is where you can find our images, I hope you like it!  I love it!! Our challenge blog can be found here:  http://www.aifactorychallenges.blogspot.com/ please join us, and play along to win this week’s image and upload your entries. It is not a requirement to use our AI Factory images, but we do love it when you do… we have a great variety of images for free! That’s right FREE! >> http://aivault.com/store/category/freebies.html!!

If you are posting your creation in an online factory, be it AiF, PCP, SCS etc…

“you have until 10pm EST on Wednesday February 2nd, 2010 to upload your project to our challenge blog” to win!

Some shopping on holiday!

Woohoo! My mom took me to a little scrapbook store in Nanaimo called Crafty Capers. They are a cute little store that specializes in rubber stamps, and stamping materials! I got 2 cuttlebug folders that I’ve never seen before, plus I got some super cute Hero Arts stamps (Cowgirl ones, oh so cute!), and a Cricut Cartridge called Designer’s Calendar… and some stickles I needed to replace as mine was almost empty!!! I am excited to play with my new toys and create my new creations!

Just had to share my good fortune! Happy Crafting!

Anything Goes with AIF

It’s time for a new challenge at AIF this week and it’s an anything goes!  Even better, this challenge is running for 2 weeks so you have lots of time to get your entries in!  The DT got their pick of two different images this week and I went with the Ballerina set which is so cute!

Here is the card that I made

I hope you like it as well.  You have until 11:59 EST on January 26th to upload your cards to the challenge blog.  If you are uploading from an online gallery use the code of AIF064 so we can find it easily.  You don’t have to use our images, but we would love it if you did and there are also lots of freebies in the store to choose from!  Thanks for stopping by!

3 for 1

http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.com challenges us with a 2 word sentiment this week!

http://www.charismacardz.blogspot.com has a birthday challenge!!!!

http://colourcreatechallenge.blogspot.com has a challenge of RED WHITE AND PINK

OK so I decided to combine the cards!!!! Yep..3 for 1 baby!!! I took colourcreates colour combination, and worked with that. I stamped my adorable lil girl and her bear…coloured her with copics R29,27,and 24 for her shirt..then Y19,17 and 15 for her hair. Mr Bear was coloured using stardust stickles hehehe for some bling factor. I used my tiny tags from Stampin Up for my sentiment “4 you” – 2 words completing the Audsentiment challenge, and finally it is a birthday card for my  niece so thats what kinda card it is😉 I used a new background stamp that I had never inked  (will come back with what make, I cant find the packaging, but its one of those clings ones!), and inked it up with whisper white craft ink. I also used ribbon from my stash and some flowers! Enjoy