Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry CHRISTMAS 2008!

I know I've done a crappy job at blogging lately, and this one isn't gonna be much better, cause I'm in a super duper hurry. I'm supposed to be packing right now cause we're leaving at 0 dark thirty tomorrow morning for 5 days in Vegas (visiting my family and also an inlaw family reunion!)
Soooo, this is gonna be short but sweet with not much journalling so I can get back to work without getting "the look"

My top fave pics from this week.....drumroll....

my camera is on the hoo, and some of these pics are very grainy and blurry, but darn it, I still like em!
Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Featured Artist

Ok, I'm finally letting the cat out of the bag. I've been chosen to be the Featured Artist for one of my FAVORITE scrap companies that I've posted about on here several times!! has the most AMAZING pdq (pretty darn quick) pages you ever saw! When I was chosen to be their Featured Artist I was soooo excited, because I got to create projects using their 6 newest lines, and all 6 so totally rock!

I was only required to create up to 6 projects, but I was on a roll, so I created 9! You, dear blogging friends, are the first to see them! (can I hear a woot woot?)

Project #1 is a gratitude journal I made for my secret santa buddy. I REALLY hope she doesn't view my blog before next Wed at the reveal..that would kinda suck!

For this project I used the papers from the PDQ Crave kit. I love how versatile these pages are...I can cut out every single piece of a 12x12 paper and make something out of it! I bought a 99 cent composition book at the dollar store, covered the front and back covers in black bazzill paper, and then cut out different pieces of the crave paper and adhered them to the pages. I think it only took 2.5 pages to make this!

The next project is an altered cigar box. For this project I used the PDQ RAD papers, and the vw bug chipboard cars out of all 6 of the kits. I made this into a teen/pre teen treasure box. Kinda hippyish, but I like it!

For the magnets, I used some of their chipboard stickers, and I laminated the backs of them to get the sticky off, and then hotglued magnets on the backs. So easy and fast, yet strong and cute!!

For the "I DO" valentines card, I also used the Crave PDQ papers, and the Chipboard owl.

For this valentines card I used PDQ Yum papers and chipboard with Basic Grey background paper. I can't even tell you how well these two paper lines mesh color wise!

This altered clock is probably my favorite out of all the projects. It uses the RAD PDQ kit, and was super easy, because it was already in a circle, so I just had to add some chipboard to it! Seriously only took me 20 minutes to put together!

This is a 12x12 layout that I made using basic grey paper as the background, and then cutting out the shape from the PDQ Shabby kit, and the foxy lady from the PDQ Hot kit. I used stickles to enhance the flourishes, and a Heidi Swapp clock overlay over some pdq paper to make the clock with some chipboard. Doodles were done with souffle pens (love love love em!)

On this page, I made it 8 1/2 x 11 to show that you can cut down your 12x12 pdq papers to ANY size (6x12, 6x6, etc and it still WORKS! It still looks uniform and RIGHT!) I used the PDQ Grace kit, some white alphabet stickers outlined in black pen, and some primas, as well and some pdq chipboard hearts. This is another one of the layouts that I'm making for a special lady named Anita.

This last project was my very FIRST chipboard album. I was sooo nervous about making it and screwing up that I think I called every friend I know to ask for advice on how to NOT screw it up! I used PDQ Grace for the whole thing, and as you'll notice with all the projects, hardly ANYTHING else is used at all besides the PDQ papers. A little embellishment here and there, and thats it!

so what do you think? Was I a good choice for featured artist??


holy cow, has it really been THAT long since I blogged? bad me! I have sooo much catching up to do! I have Thanksgiving pics I need to receive from my inlaws so I can post them, I have pics from our trip to san diego, I have birthday pics, etc etc etc! I'll prob be doing a lot of blogging these next few days to catch up! More to come in a few!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

CKC Seattle

Only 4 days after Wicked, I was off to CKC Seattle WITHOUT Kloey and Steph. I was soooo scared and nervous that I was gonna screw up without them, but it was a really successful show. Yay!

Pazzles has come out with a new paper lace cd. It so totally rocks! Here are just a small fraction of what you can make from this cd with your Pazzles machine!

This one is my favorite. How cool would it be to make this in black vinyl 12x24 for your wall and have your family's name inside with pictures in the ovals? love love love it!

One of my favorite things to do at this expo was to make a sale by showing how EASY it was to make your own scalloped paper. Scalloped paper at other booths and stores sells for 99 cents up to 1.99 PER SHEET! I went to the booth across from us, bought some way cool paper on clearance for 40 cents a sheet, and made my own! I used the pen tool on some of them to show how you can do your faux stitching around the edges as well! LOVE LOVE LOVE scalloped paper!

These scalloped papers seriously took me about a minute to design each, in the pazzles software. What an easy sell! People saw how easy it is to save, and they can make things they love out of what they've already got! Scalloped paper is sooo in right now, I just can't get enough of it! I should have been doing this all along!

ps-if you click on the brown floral round sheet of paper you can see a close up of what the Pazzles Pen Tool can do....sweet!