Thursday, May 20, 2010

Stars & Stamps Sunday Challenge #17

Wow!  What a busy past couple of weeks I've had.  So busy, in fact, that I was unable to participate in Challenge 16. But, looky here! I have not only completed Challenge 17, I'm getting it posted 2 days before the next Challege!  Woo-hoo!

This week's Stars & Stamps Sunday Sketch Challenge was provided by Lora Brinkman.  Be sure to visit her blog and check out some of her handiwork.

Here is my interpretation of the sketch:
Paper -- Basic Grey "Sublime" Collection on plain inexpensive black paper
Stamps -- Inkadinkado Gem Stone Birds and the words were from Paper Studio stamp set
Button Brads  -- Probably Paper Studio as well.  Definitely bought on sale somewhere.

I really like how this card turned out and I had fun making it. In fact, I liked it so much I made 12 for shipper Dixie's stash.

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Stars & Stamps Sunday Challenge #15

Wow!  It's been way too long since I've done a Sunday Sketch.  It's hard to believe that I've missed the last 5!

This weeks Sunday Sketch is provided by Bev Epstein...

Here is my interpretation...

I decided to go ahead and make 8 and turn them into Any Hero letters.

Thanks Bev for the sketch idea!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

National Scrapbook Day

Ok, so National Scrapbook Day isn't like Christmas. I would compare it more to Arbor Day (the last Friday of April). Arbor Day you plant trees, Scrapbook Day, well, you scrapbook.

This past Saturday was National Scrapbook Day.  Along with a couple of friends, we helped the owner of Scrapbooks & Etc organize some activities to celebrate the day.  There was an all day crop on Friday and Saturday with sales, lots of good food, fellowship with friends, etc.

The plan was to start a scrapbook of my Outer Banks trip.  20 hours of available scrap time. I was pumped! How much did I get done? I made a tag.  An incomplete, ugly, useless tag. My sister had her distress inks out and this is what happened. Don't get me wrong, I had a blast the entire 20 hours but wasn't creative even a smidge... until after I got home.

Operation Write Home decided to rebel against NSD as started throwing out card challenges on their website.  You'd be giving a "theme" and a time frame to create and upload a picture of your card.  I managed to get a couple of the last challenges completed and I think they turned out pretty good.

Personally, I believe we should change the name from National Scrapbook Day to National Paper Crafting Day!  (but being a Rebel was a lot fun)

Thanks for reading and have fun creating whatever you're creating!