Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sketch Challenge at The Paper Variety!

Join us this week for a fun sketch challenge over at The Paper Variety! Here is my layout! I chose to scrap some old pictures from our Aruba trip which I haven't scrapped yet! This was Isabella's first time ever touching white beach sand, and touching ocean water ;-) She was 5.5 months old! I know now she'd run right into the water! ;-) I used a big portion of Echo Park's Country Drive paper kit.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sketch Challenge at CTS!

The sketch challenge at Citrus Tree Studio was a lot of fun! I used Echo Park's Country Drive Kite. and some maya road fringe and misc embellies Prima swirl and butterfly...

Color Challenge CTS!

The color challenge over at Citrus Tree Studio this month is to use Turquoise and White! Here is my take on it.. the doilies are from Australia.. I am in love with them.. the rose trim from American Crafts...

Misc Cards!

Here are some cards I made last Friday! Several thank you cards for Isabella's teachers, and a baby boy card for a friend of mine! I had a really rough time with the cards!!! The first one took longer than I would a layout... then it went a little smoother...

                                             The one on the right is the first card I made...I used all scraps!
 Last card I made..

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Paper Variety- House/Home week!!!

This week's fabulous challenge over at The Paper Variety is to "Incorporate the word, an embellishment, or the overall theme on your paper project. Or, make a home decor project!"
Our sponsor this week is Paper Lovelies!!!  
The winner this week will get an awesome kit from them! It includes My Mind's Eye  "Lucky Me" 130 piece paper/accessories pack,15 sheets of 12x12 cardstock paper,115 mix & match accessory pieces, including die cuts, titles, chipboard elements, journaling cards, transparencies.
And now to my project!!! I decided to make a "Home Decor" Project!! I have had this "tray" for a LOONG time, and never did anything with it! Since I didn't scrap any of Isabella's Halloween pics, I decided to make this about her first Halloween!! I had a lot of fun with it, and had to finish the ribbons off with Isabella on my lap! She was very curious of what I was doing and wanted to grab all the spiders when she had a chance!
Standing up...

On the Floor..

 Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Paper Variety! Sticker week!!

This week is Team A's turn but SRM Stickers was SO kind to provide the entire Paper Variety DT with an awesome package that we all created samples for this week's challenge! I was SO excited to get the stickers from SRM! They are so versatile, you can use them on cards, layouts, projects! LOVE THEM!

SO! The challenge this week is to use STICKERS on your project!!

Of course the sponsor this week is SRM!
Here is my card! I really struggled with it since it's been a while I made a card!! Can you believe that?? After all the cards I made??!!!! Too funny and sad! ;-)

Hope you can play with us!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Paper Variety Blog Hop BLOG CANDY WINNER!

Thank you all for the awesome participation during the week long celebration at The Paper Variety!! Thank you all for your kind comments....

The lucky winner of my blog candy is..... NUBIA!

Nubia- Please send me an e-mail at jamilie79 at yahoo dot com to get these out to you!

"Nubia said...
My favorite summer activity this summer? Hmmmm....barbecuing with friends and dancing under the stars (Chicago has a summer long series where you dance outside). too fun. can't believe summer is over. P.S. Digital cards are new to me too. I just became a DT member for Card Cupids and many of our sponsors are digital stamp makers. I'm forcing myself to get comfortable. They're quite fun! Great job on your first usage!"
 Thank you all once again! And stay tuned for this week's fabulous challenge!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Day 5- The Paper Variety One Year Celebration!

We are on the final day of this week filled with Celebrations at The Paper Variety!!Today's challenge is a challenge for your Favorite Embellishment!

If you still want a chance to enter the BLOG HOP, click HERE!

This is the fabulous prize for this challenge!  This is the "Sophia" kit from CTMH and is filled with patterned papers, card stock, buttons, twine and a clear stamp set!

Here is my layout! Of course I could not just put ONE favorite embellie since I have several! The crocheted doilies have been some of my recent favorites! I had to order them on Etsy all the way from Australia! Totally worth it! My second favorite embellie is the rose trim! I LOVE LOVE it, it's from American Crafts or Websters. I also LOVE flowers, and swirls! So those are my favorite embellies all in one layout!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you had fun with us this week at The Paper Variety! Please stop by tomorrow night for Spotlights, and Tuesday for all our winners!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Favorite Manufacture at The Paper Variety!

I made this layout for this week's celebration over at TPV! I don't quite have one special manufacture that I am loyal too, but I love this line from Little Yellow Bicycle and have several lines from them that I really enjoyed working with! Most embellies are all from the same line off Little Yellow Bicycle!

If you are on my blog for the THE PAPER VARIETY BLOG HOP, CLICK HERE!!! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Day 3- The Paper Variety One Year Celebration!!!

We are on Day 3 of this week's fabulous celebration for the one year Anniversary of The Paper Variety!!! 

If you are here for the blog hop, click HERE for the post!

Today's challenge is to create a project with your favorite photo(s)....

 You will be eligible to win this fabulous Echo Park: Apothecary Emporium paper pack!

Here is my project! These are currently my favorite photo's taken last month during my daughter's first birthday party! The one with her running into me and hugging me is one of my favorites!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Paper Variety Blog Hop!!

Hi everyone!!!
Welcome to The Paper Variety's one year anniversary celebration! Yes! It's been a whole year!! This week it's all about our "favorite things"! We all have those, right??!
TPV is hosting 5 daily challenges of our favorite things and awarding 5 great prizes to 5 lucky random winners.  We hope you'll play along with us each day!!

We begin today with a fun blog hop and our 1st challenge which is sponsored by My Favorite Things stamps. If you've reached me from Nicole's blog, you're in the right place! If not, you'll want to go back to The Paper Variety so you can begin in the right spot. Be sure to visit all 12 designers on this hop to be inspired by all their lovely creations using MFT stamps and also many of us have blog candy for you, too! 

First Challenge!
The first of 5 challenges is to create a paper project including stamps - clear stamps, rubber stamps, image stamps, sentiment stamps. My Favorite Things stamps is awarding a random challenge winner with a $25 gift voucher to their store! How awesome is that????!!!!

You'll have until Tuesday noon to enter your project here for a chance at the voucher prize.

My Favorite Things also generously provided the entire TPV DT with stamps to use on our projects. Thank you, MFT!! This was my first digital stamp, and it was so easy to download and get started with!

Card Info
I made a Christmas Card! Can't start soon enough right???!! I used a digital stamp, my first ever, and colored it using simple pencils and some markers.  I added some ribbon, bling, rub on sentiment and voila!

Blog Candy Giveaway
Before you go on to the next hop stop, I have some blog candy to giveaway!

Blog Candy Description and Eligibility!
There are 2 sheets of SRM stickers, 2 yards of American Craft Lace, and some misc.lace, with some doodle twine! Got those last week at Archiver's and the beige lace if off my stash...  

All you have to do to be eligible is become a follower and tell me what your favorite activity of the summer was! If you are already a follower, just say so and tell me what your favorite summer activity was! Easy peasy!!!  ;-)

You don't need to enter a project at TPV to win my blog candy. Although I do hope you decide to join the challenge, you could win a $25 My Favorite Things stamps gift certificate!

Dont forget, there will be other challenges and prizes daily until Sunday at TPV inspiring you to use your favorite things! So come back any time to check out more info! 
There's also a giveaway on the TPV facebook page so don't miss that!  ;-)

Now hop on over to Pam's blog to see her beautiful project created with MFT stamps!;-)

Jamilie <---- YOU ARE HERE!!!!

Happy Hopping!!!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Birthday and Banner Week at The Paper Variety!

This is a fabulous week at The Paper Variety! The challenge this week was to make a birthday project with a banner! How fun is that??!! I still have tons of birthday photo's to scrap of Isabella's First Birthday, so this was PERFECT!!! Don't forget to join us next week for a FABULOUS Birthday Celebration week with fabulous challenges and BLOG HOP!!