Saturday, January 15, 2011


1. BoM  -  One (or more) things I would change about me.
2. Card  -  Wishes pg. 46   Simply Secure - also an example in Winter catalog page 19, 32, 88
3. Layout  - Imagine pg. 40 -  Imagine Ensemble Piece 
4. Product - Liquid Glass and Chipboard
5. Color Combination  -  Black/ White/ and one other color
6. Technique  -  Covering (decorating)  Chipboard  

So, there you go.  The first challenges for 2011.  I hope you will play with me.  I hope to post my entries by the 20th.

It's a New Year

I know that all of you know that already, but I'm a little slower than some and the new year is just now starting to catch up to me.  One of the things that sort of got pushed to the side last year and most especially during the holidays were our monthly challenges.

You thought I had forgotten didn't you!!?  Well, not only didn't I forget, I have the challenges for the whole year planned out, so there will be no excise for you not to get them.  I will post them at the first of each month, and hopefully, you will send me a picture of your 'answer' to the challenge at some time during the year.  I am really excited about that this year.

I have 4 different challenges each month. 1. A Book of Me page challenge.  It doesn't matter what size the page is or what product you use, just make a page about YOU!!  I plan on posting one about ME every month.  One rule for this one, you must journal.  2. Card challenge - make a card using the layout of the challenge.  3. Layout challenge - make a page using the layout in the challenge (challenges can be combined!)  4. Product challenge - try some of our great products!  I will tell you which one to try each month.  Use it on your page or your card!   5. Color Combination challenge - I will give you the colors!  6. Technique challenge- try a new technique!  I find all kinds of things I can do but never have.  Let's try some of those 'out of the box' things!!

So, those are the fun things I hope to have going on this year.  I know I will do them, will you play with me?  All entrants can send a picture to me or have me take a picture of your entry at a meeting or class.  I hope to give away a prize every month and a big one at the end of the year.  I also hope to share your entries on the blog.  Let's show some ART!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

December Catch Up

Well, Now that the new year is here, I am trying to get caught up on all my stuff, including my blog!  Long time no see!  =)   I know you all check daily to see if I have written anything, so I need to get on the stick and get some catching up done.  

I am so excited to be able to share the gift that I made my good friend D. for Christmas.  Well, not the whole gift, because I forgot to take pictures when I was done with it.  She is going to have to let me snag it and take some pictures to share with you all, but for now, you get to see the in progress.  

 These are the layouts for the CTMH My Creations Cube  # Z1152.  I taught a class and we all worked on our cubes, but it helps to lay them out as you work so you can see the way they will fit together in the end. So, this is the layout of my friend D's box.  The 4 sides shown facing us, and the top, upside down, because that is how the box lays out.  When it is all put together, the top will open right over the bright yellow frame, right where I wanted it to.

 I popped this frame out with foam tape by CTMH, #1151, so that I could use it as a pocket and put some tags with pictures in behind it. I had several pictures that were to long to fit in the mini album I put INSIDE the box.
I used a lot of chipboard and fun summer paper out of my stash too!  And bling, oh my! This was one of the funnest projects I have done in a long time!  I really enjoyed it and hope to have pictures of the FINISHED cube up soon.

So, now the question is ..... What are you doing to use up your stash?    See if you can't take some time this week to make a card or layout and use up some of that paper that you bought because you LOVE IT!  It's no good sitting in a box.  Have fun scrappin'    C