Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
So here is my ATC Card for the Challenge. Of course I can't partipate, but wanted to make one. Once I had a thought in my head it took me all of 35 minutes to cut and put this card together. Everything I have read says the Artist Trading Card should be your style and this is part of my style... So if you had the words... A PART OF ME. what would your "part of me" be? Something to ponder. Well, It was fun. My hubby gave me the nod when he saw this. So he actually liked something that wasy scrappy-ish. I hope you have had chance to think about what you might do and can get one entered in the challenge. Here are more details at the forum.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
I love the color change in the pictures in this bottom one and highlighting the number 5. Fantastic!
Welcome to the group Rosalie! For more on Rosalie visit her at her Creative Page HERE.
Snap shots... yep I added it to my blog to see how it works out. I always get emails asking where the links are and I am hoping they will be obvious. I narrowed the area for the pop to show to just above the little bubble. So you should have to be right above it to make it pop. Trying to make things user friendly, but easy to read.
And next. ... The ATC Challenge.. I have sketched what I am going to do. It would be a quick project for me, but I started sketching and came up with an idea for a file so went and did that. Then went back and did something and something else. and then forgot about my sketch. I should keep a notebook with ideas. So I got a rolling cart for my supplies so when not in the craft room I can sit out here in the living room with the boys and still have easy access to my supplies and not leave them piled on the table etc. So I am curious as to what are your have to haves in your rolling cart. It looks like a milk crate with a canvas tool organizer around the outside of it. So which scrapbook tools would you use? Also, the middle is just an empty hole. Your thoughts on best things to use to organize in the middle. Or if you have a picture of your rolling cart stuffed to the gills I would love to see it. Just email it to me. I want to get it together this weekend. So my hubby doesn't think it is an unorganized catchall which is what it is right now. I appreciate your ideas.
This is the last few days you can sign up for the QMC for the first quarter. Alot of people are asking about where they can sign up for the next quarter. It will be loaded the Paperthreads store after January 31st.
The Artist Trading Card Challenge information can be found at the forum. The prize is $15.00 in the store for anything your heart desires. So check out the details and consider the teeny tiny project. We already have a few entrants from our Creative Team by Karen and Vicki. Thanks for participating!
So I am off to try and catch up on my projects and try to figure out why my little one is complaining about his ear when he is already on antibiotics. and Laundry. ugh. why does Laundry build so much. wew!
My friend Lori had a wonderful hybrid project posted on her blog yesterday for those interested. I thought it was cute. And a great use of the two scrapbooking techniques.
Off I go and have a wonderful day!!!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
This thought process brings me to my craft room. I have such a ton of things from different crafts and I wonder do I need them? I would like to upload to ebay, but the whole waiting thing and uploading and then paying paypal/ebay fees ugh. Maybe I will create a page on my mainwebsite that is my little yard sale of sorts. hmm another thing to ponder further. Either way it has to be cleaned out. So I will be trying to do that in the next few months.
I am full of ponder because I feel like I have been in a fog for three days with this cold and my little one being sick. Having such a hard time keeping my little ones fever in control today. So I am hoping we will get through this cold soon. And for now I am off to hold him upright for a while so he can take a little nap.
There are quite a few challenges over at Paperthreads still running. A few have entered, but here is a list of those you can possibly still take part in. Have fun!
Monday, January 21, 2008
If you click this link and it says this link has been removed or been disabled the file is over its download limit and has been taken down.
I will be uploading the link for "Cupid Found My Heart" later today as a download. I just need to take care of the little one for a bit and when he gets in a nap I will set it all up. So I shall see you back here later with a little more info! And for those in the QMC no worries. The file will be posted there soon so join us at your leisure!
A litle more about Ger....
Well what can I say I am a thirty something Mum of two and wife to a wonderful man in the Armed Forces and I live in a little seaside village in Scotland. From an early age I had family around me who crafted and I liked to dabbled in it myself but as I got older I grew out of it, thankfully some years later when I had given birth to my second child I found a whole new love for it again.I first started card making and then was introduced to scrapbooking from a friend who had lived for some years in the U.S, I also like to dabble in altered art and since having my Craft Robo my work has taken on a whole new exciting direction.I am at a really exciting time with my crafting as I am currently setting up my own craft store so being asked to be part of the team as well is fantastic, I can’t wait to get creative with Chris’s wonderful files and working with the rest of the team.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
1. Your finished ATC card must be the standard ATC card size of 3.5"x2.5" (can be either portrait or landscape). The card can unfold or have interactive elements that come out from the card, but when "at rest" or closed it must be the standard size.
Okay I have to go....
Have a wonderful Sunday!
Watch for fun and downloads tomorrow!!
Friday, January 18, 2008
I live near Tampa, Florida but originally we are from Pittsburgh. (GO STEELERS!) I've been happily married to my high school sweetheart John for 33 years and we have two grown children Jeremy 32 and Jessica 30.
I better run.. my little one is waiting patiently for me to find the Peter Pan movie. And I think I might put on my running shoes and see if I can't walk for twenty minutes while he watches the movie. I have to do something. We are definitely on a healthier lifestyle trend. So I better get with it.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Here is a bit about Vicki and you can find her future projects and contact info on my main site HERE.
Vicki has been married for 23 years, has 3 grown daughters and 7 grandchildren ranging in age from 16 years to 5 months. Charlie, who just turned 7, loves to do paper crafts with “Mimi” and has his own album just for his drawings and things that he makes. Cutting and pasting are two of his favorite things to do.
Vicki has done several types of crafting through the years from sewing to handmade Christmas Ornaments and cards. In recent years she has worked as a Professional Photographer doing primarily children’s portraits or NHRA & NRBC Equestrian Events for a local doctor who is also an Equine Chiropractor. Vicki has also done Logo Design, Brochure Design, Advertising Design & Web Design.
In 1998 a friend introduced her to Creative Memories Scrapbooks and it was LOVE at first sight for Vicki. Vicki loves the convenience and ease of purchasing files from designers rather than making her own. This is how she discovered Visual Designs by Chris. The WishBlade is a great expansion of her already acquired tools for Scrapping! She does have a blog and you can see her projects there from time to time as well as in the Gallery at the Paperthreads Forum.
So I better run. I have to look for the shinguards for practice and the soccer ball. Lord knows where they are. AHHHHH!!! And my hubby said he would be at practice. My son will be so happy. And I was worried about the Coach. He has it under total control and doesn't need my help much at all.
Have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy the newsletter! And keep smiling... I am cause tomorrow I get to work on cutter files most of the day. WOOOHOOOO!!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
And here is her Bio...
I have been married for almost 15 years to my wonderful husband, Keith. We have two great children. Zachary is 13 and Olivia is 6.We live in Central New Jersey, half way between Philadelphia and New York City. I am student teaching to finish up my teaching degree. I am an avid scrapbooker. I love creating keepsakes for my family and future generations so that they can know where they came from. I own a Silhouette and have been enjoying so much! I use it for everything from scrapbook layouts to cards to bulletin boards for my classroom. I am very excited to be part of this creative team.
Welcome to the team Dana!!
If you are not a subscriber to the newsletter at Paperthreads, then you will miss out on the announcement for the 21st... so don't miss it...
I have been going through a major revamp on my mainsite and recently registered the website http://www.visualdesignsbychris.com/ It has been a new learning experience. I am definitely more relaxed about making cutter files then about websites. wow. So maybe this summer I will consider a class so I can better get a handle on it. But at least the site for now is making it's way. The next site I will be revamping will be the Colton's Friends site. busy busy.
On to life...
Here are some pics of my little one and Dad working on the fort. They were having a good old time. My two guys are cheese monsters with their cheesy grins.
Love the red boots. He picked them out himself in Vegas.
This is my Ruby Girl. when we got her she was skittish and didn't trust us. She obviously had spent some serious time in a kennel and not being handled. She talks to me when I get home and chats and loves us completely. She shies away from the camera alot So this is a rare occurence of her face. Usually the pics are with her looking away or looking down. I love my pups for sure!
Well I better run!!
Monday, January 14, 2008
It is an exciting time for me. It is almost a year since I started this blog and what a year it has been. I am proud to announce that I have come to the point where I realize I don't use my files to their potential and so therefore a Creative Team is born. I have a few to members announce and am announcing them as they send me their pictures and bios. Today's Creative Team Member announcement is Karen aka Scrappin Mama. You may be familiar with her work because I have posted them here many times and they are all included along the left of today's post. I look forward to seeing her projects come in and working with her.
Hi everyone. My name is Karen Krumpe, aka "scrappinmama" on the message boards.
I'm a full time house wife, mother of 3 girls and grandmother of 6 (Soon to be 7).
I have always been pretty crafty, but 5 years ago, my daughter talked me into trying
something that I hadn't tried before. She was all excited about"Scrapbooking". I put off
trying it for a long time, but finally did it, just so she would shut up. What can I say? I
have now become an addict and if there is a cure, PLEASE don't tell me what it is. I'm
having too much fun! When I first heard of the Silhouette, I thought "Wow, I'll never have to buy another alphabet set again." Little did I know, at the time, just what amazing things this machine could produce. Thanks to the many message boards, and designers like Chris, I have found the possibilities unlimited. I'm so excited to be a part of this team and look forward to sharing my layouts with you all, as well as seeing what others have to share.
Thank you Karen for joining the Creative Team! See the next Creative Team Member tomorrow!!
Friday, January 11, 2008
It is Friday!! Have any great plans?? I don't have any that are huge. Woohoo!! I am beginning to love those weekends that are void of to many plans. I know there will be more working on the fort going on. I am hoping when my little one's birthday comes up in April that it will be done and we can have the Birthday party at our house! I am sure the owner of the fort and the caretaker (my hubby) will be beaming proud.
I have a ton of files to get together and put up in the store. and I just recently uploaded a frame to the Membership. The Membership closes at the end of January for this quarter. All the information you can find out about it are listed on the left hand side of my blog.
Also, make sure you are signed up for the newsletter because I have a download in it again.
I, also, have been working on my main website. Man I get frustrated with website design and just cannot wrap my mind around it. I have been watching all the youtube videos possible for designing in dreamweaver. I have an older version of DW and may have to pony up for the newer version. It seems to be a little more user friendly. We shall see how it goes.
On to life...
Soccer practice was fun. My little boy ran and ran and ran his feet off. He had such a great time with all the kids. I hope it is a fun year. A few moms did the stand back and gossip thing and a few participated. My husband came between appointments so he could watch. I am excited for him. He wore his shinguards for the rest of the night. I signed up for assistant coach, but the coach seemed to have his wife and sister in law help out quite a bit so I got to just kick the soccer ball around. I never played soccer when I was younger. It was fun! And I am hoping instead of running my feet off. I am running my bum off hahaha.
Beautiful weather here. I was outside feeding horses in work out pants and a tshirt and wasn't chillyin the least. In fact, I think it is time to consider the garden and getting it together. This will probably be my project this weekend. Organizing and regrouping. I have a bunch of crabgrass that has grown under one of the trees. so I think I am going to bypass the fighting with this year and put down the ground cover and cover the top of the groundcover with all my different pots in different sizes and plant some veggie plants in them and some flowers. The beds are going to be alot of work, but have to get out there soon before it starts to really warm up during the day. I usually plant in february. Most states you can't plant so early. Here you are fighting the heat so you want the plants to grow and drop fruit before it gets to hot.
Can I ramble.... I guess I will let you know what I did this weekend on Monday!! Because I obviously am not sure!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
So this should be fun and interesting. I am looking for my tennis shoes and getting dressed and thinking that I hope the Head Coach is ready to go because I have never played on the soccer team. I have seen alot of games throughout my life. My cousin will be so impressed with me when he finds out. He is 20 something soccer fan that has played since he was 5. Hopefully he won't show at any of the games to roll his eyes at me.
Well I am off to put together something to wear and be the Coaches Assistant. Hopefully he won't ask me to run to much because I still am coughing up a lung. My son however is excited beyond all belief. He has been ready to go for the last two hours. He is sitting on the couch waiting patiently with his shin guards and tennis shoes sitting next to him playing Leapster. But asking every few minutes if it is time yet. Can't wait should be lots of fun. Will let you know how it went. I can see some new titles for pages because of this... Soccer Coach.. Me What? No Hands? What? haha...
Have a wonderful day and Enjoy!