Monday, March 28, 2011

My Little Shoebox Farewell Blog Hop...

The new "Farmer's Market" line from MLS and lots
of paper covered chipboard flowers... sanded
and inked with button centers.
Welcome to the last stop of the My Little Shoebox Design Team Farewell Blog Hop.  Did you just see that darling layout and key hanger from Taj White!? Sooooo cute!

I have had so much fun on the My Little Shoebox Design Team this past year!  The fun and whimsical products are a delight to work with and the talent, inspiration and support of my MLS Design Sisters has been AWESOME!  It is time for me to say goodbye as I just finished my term and did not audition for the 2011 team.  I look forward to seeing the list of new MLS Designers and will be checking in to see their BEAUTIFUL work!

Today, I have a new layout using the Farmer's Market line. I have several other new projects that have been submitted for publication, so I will have to wait a bit until I can share those with you. I also have a few of my favorite projects from this past year. Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to click back over to the MLS Blog to enter their Blog Hop Giveaway!!! Make it a FANTASTIC week!

FUN mini album using acrylic and chipboard pages!

Baby Mobile...

My Cute Bug... modeling the purse and headband
I designed with the "Cute as a Button" line

I had fun with those straight pin and trim butterflies.

One final comment... if you haven't checked it out yet, stop by my new blog,
It is what I call a "social experiement" of weight loss, flirting and getting our confidence and sexy back... and becoming the girlfreinds that our husbands fell in love with!!  And... IT... IS... WORKING... check it out!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Graphic 45 - I've been featured 3 TIMES in one week...

"Le Cirque" line, May Arts Ribbon, and
Core'dinations Cardstock... Oh, my sweet Anna!
HOLY COW I've been busy!  Those of you following my other blog, "Becoming My Husband's Girlfriend" you know that I just competed in my third triathlon and have lost 18.2 pounds in the past 9 weeks.  I've also been busy creating and CRAZY with my volunteer work at the high school... SEVERAL HOURS every day with the end of the year and Grad Nite coming up!!!

A fun Birthday card invitation...
"Le Cirque" can be used for ANYTHING!
In the meantime, I finished my final audition projects for the Graphic 45 Design Team and am waiting on pins and needles to see if I will make the 2011 team... announcement coming on April 1st... no joke... ;-) 

Another Le Cirque layout... and Imaginarium Chipboard...
I was so excited to see that my current work for Graphic 45 was featured on the G45 Blog THREE DAYS in the past week!  These are the projects that were featured that I can now share here, with all of you.

"Once Upon A Springtime"... I love using transparency sheets to help my layouts
 look like they are "floating."  And again, Imaginarium Chipboard!

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you for the My Little Shoebox Design Team Farewell Blog Hop on Monday, March 28th!

PS... You HAVE to check out Imaginarium Chipboard Designs here...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Layouts for Ever After...

Products by Teresa Collins, Rusty Pickle, Bazzill, Prima,
Tim Holtz and Sakura Marketing
In the middle of designing for CHA, my monthly assignments for Graphic 45 and My Little Shoebox and putting together my Graphic 45 audition, I ALSO was designing for my local scrapbook store, Ever After Scrapbooks in Vista, CA.  Here are a few of my recent layouts... 

Loving this "peek-a-boo" cut paper by Basic Grey.  Other products, Prima,
My Little Shoebox, Bazzill, Tim Holtz, Rusty Pickle and Sakura

LOVE this fun paper and journaling cards by Webster's Pages.  Other products,
Bazzill, Sakura, and open stock ribbon and flowers.

Make it a FANTASTIC day!!! 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Graphic 45 - Top 25 Finalists!!!

As many of you probably know, the announcement was made on Friday of the 25 FINALISTS for the 2011 Graphic 45 Design Team.  I have been sicker than a dog since Friday, so I am finally moving around enough to get to the computer and post the exciting list from the Graphic 45 Blog...

Okay, here it is! The 25 finalists (in no particular order) of the Graphic 45 Design Team are...

1. Amanda Phillips - Goose Creek, SC
2. Laura Denison - Maple Valley, WA
3. Jane Tregenza - Australia
4. Karen Wilson - Prescott Valley, AZ
5. Gloria Stengel - Oceanside, CA
6. Tara Orr - Canada
7. Michael Jack Putman and Lesley Fisher - Mesa, AZ
8. Sherry Cheever - Jeffersonville, IN
9. Jamie Dougherty - Ramona, CA
10. Hilde Janbroers - The Netherlands
11. Tracey Locher - Escondido, CA (Woooo Hoooo!!!)
12. Leica Forrest - Canada
13. Karen Bearse - Fairfax, VA
14. Lynette Carroll - Braintree, MA
15. Natalie Dever - Sheboygan Falls, WI
16. Nicole Eccles - Springboro, OH
17. Robin L. Shakoor - Fredericksburg, VA
18. Melanie Forbes - Australia
19. Nancy Wethington - St. Louis, MO
20. Jade Moore - Belleville, Il
21. Tonya A. Gibbs - Keystone Heights, FL
22. Tomoko Takahashi - Japan
23. Jason Jones - Whitesboro, TX
24. Jenny Svensson - Brakne-Hoby, Sweden
25. Yuka Hino - Japan

HOLY COW, WHAT A LIST!  Designers from 6 countries are represented on that list!  There are 10 of us currently on the team.  5 of us are auditioning for this next team and all 5 of us made the list.  I HAVE to get feeling better because I had a dream of my final project yesterday and I CAN'T WAIT to get started!  I have 4 days to create a new layout, card and project and mail it to the Graphic 45 offices for the final judging.  The new team will be announced on April 1st... AUGH... it is going to be a LOOOOOOONG few weeks!!!  CONGRATS to all the finalists and HAPPY SCRAPPING!!!