March 31, 2008

Gift Card Holder

I have a few people at the girls schools that will need Thank You's beginning May. I decided to take advantage of Caardvarks Purple Snurple Challenge and get a slight heads up on my projects. I happened to have a Starbucks Card at home and used it as an example of where the Gift card will go.

March 29, 2008

Celebrate Summer (Tag)

A friend of mine needed a tag for a gift basket she is putting together for a charity auction. I made this one quite large (about 5x9) and used stickles and my cricut for the umbrella and sun.

March 25, 2008

A Birthday Card for Someone Sweet

I made this card based off CPS sketch #57. I can't reveal who the recipient of the card is because it is a surprise - she only gets to see them on Thursday. Hopefully the "N" on the flower does not give it away too much.... Update: I can finally reveal that I made this card for Nancy!!! She is a super fun, talented Designer at Scrap 4 Life who celebrated her b/day yesterday (the same day as my Sis). Hope it was a good one Nancy - Hugs Kazan.

March 24, 2008

Oh My Gosh I feel quite faint actually..

Here is a layout that I created for Scrap 4 Life's Design Team Challenge. The remaining participants had to create a layout using HANDMADE about a challenge! I created the flowers out of cardstock and used markers to make an "African" design on each. Then I made buttons out of clay and painted them. I wanted the buttons to have a rustic African Bead look. So here is the GOOD news. This layout has qualified me to the next and final round. It started out with about 50 participants and now it is narrowed down to 10. You can see all the designs at Scrap 4 Life and then check out their gallery under Design Team Challenge. I am sitting here at my desk a little in awe of what just happened. The level of competition is very high, and the people creating these beautiful pages are so nice. I am so proud to be among the top 10 but this next week is going to be the hardest. We can't post our work and we have a whole bunch of guidelines to follow. Thank you to all those that post their work daily and comment on my blog - not only do you provide me with inspiration but because of your support and wonderful comments I am able to really have fun with challenges like this...ok now go and make something magnificent and wish me luck!!!!

March 21, 2008

So much Love (Layout)

This layout was done using one of Lucy's sketches at My Sketch World. Kev was snuggling Alex on the beach on the Big Island of Hawaii. Were were there visiting Grandma and Grandpa Christmas of '06.

March 19, 2008

Tooty Toot Toot!

It is official I am now on a brand spanking new Design Team. Whooo Hoooo. I was picked to be one of 14 designers on the new revamped My Sketch World Blog and we are starting with sketches in April. There are some really super talented designers, both card and layout so I am so excited to be part of this team and new venture. I will be posting one card a month (rotating with seven other girls) fun is this. I cannot wait to see the new sketches and get some creative juices flowing...oh my now to settle down and get some other work taken care of...boy this stuff is addictive!!!!

Mommy wants more Smiles please (layout)

The heat is on over at the Scrap 4 Life Design Team Competition.... So I made it through round 2 with this layout of Ashton. I had been taking pictures of her and Alex all morning and finally she was done. No matter what I did/said this was the look I got...We had to use any clear element on the layout - I chose to use Heidi Swap clear letters for the title and Rain Dots to accent it and the petals of the prima. We are now onto round 3 of the competition and everyone has stepped it up for sure. There are very talented people trying out and it shows in their work. This weeks challenge is to make your own embellies and to scrap 4-5 pictures (using both color and B&W)...I am working on it as we speak and will post it next week for sure..but in the mean time go and check out the superb work on the Design Team Contest Gallery...oh yes and wish me luck :)

March 17, 2008

Happy Easter Precious Angel (Card)

Yay another CPS sketch was posted this past Sunday and the Designer Cards are beautiful. I made this Easter card for my Little Baby Girl (she's not quite 2 yet so still technically Mamma's Little Baby) - Happy St. Patties Day everyone!

March 15, 2008

{Explore} Layout

I discovered a FAB new site called Scrap 4 Life and they are hosting a super fun Design Team Competition. It started off two weeks ago with everyone signing up. Then we got our first assignment: Create a layout using bling and glitter. This was my entry which was good enough to get me to the next round. Talk about exciting. Mondays Jodie announces who goes through and what the next challenge is. I love this type of competition because it gets me to be super creative every week and use up supplies (or get new ones) AND we are also getting to meet other super talented potential designers. This whole process is a recipe for Fun! Go and check out the other works at Scrap 4 Life and then Gallery: Design team (Week 1 and 2 have postings).

March 12, 2008

I have been Tagged!

Heres how it works: 1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their blog, so that their readers can visit yours. Krista tagged me! 2. Post the rules on your blog. 3. Share 7 Random facts about yourself on your blog. 4. Tag 7 random people at the bottom of your post, linking to their blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment on their blog. Random facts about me: 1)I am South African - lived there until I was 28 and moved to America 2)I attended the Art, Ballet, Music and Drama High School and majored in Art. 3)In my previous life I obtained a degree in Psychology but made a career out of Event Planning. 4)I have a picture of myself with a US President and a picture of myself with an Oscar Winner, Nobel Prize winner and US Vice President (any guesses?) 5)I have a MAJOR crush on George Clooney and Kev is ok with it 6)I was on the Ellen Show and won a trip to Waikiki 7)I am blessed with an amazing husband that lets me dream and I have two beautiful girls that make my life complete. I would love to Tag: 1. Danielle 2. Tammy 3.Tami 4. Jaycee 5. Jenna 6. Darleen 7. Jen Look forward to reading more about you ladies.

March 10, 2008

Mothers Day Card

I love Sundays for many reasons and one of them is that CPS comes out with a new sketch. I made an early Mothers Day Card for my Mom based on their new sketch #55.

March 9, 2008

more fun stuff in the mail...

Just yesterday I received my Blog Candy from Jenna (Altered Obsession). She made me the cutest Birdhouse using paper and colors from Doodlebug Designs (that was my choice if I got picked by her to get this awesome RAK). THEN she added a whole bunch of goodies to make up a big fat parcel. Jenna your work is amazing and I am so thrilled to be the proud owner of a Jenna original. Thank you so much. I love it! and all the super extra goodies are gorgeous. Please watch this space for works created by me with stuff given by you.

A whole Bunch of Goodies

During the past week I received some fun goodies in the mail and I wanted to send out a quick note of thanks. First I received a fun random drawing prize package from BPM(Backporch Memories). Thank you so much for the beautiful little chipboard book kit which includes paper and embellies to complete a really awesome project. Then I received my prize package from Scrapbook Warehouse for winning their Valentine Card Contest. I received some super cool primas in funky glittery colors, as well as rub-ons and a mini album paper pack. Getting new stuff in the mail is so much fun - Cannot wait to start something new and try out some of my new supplies. Thank you so much guys.

March 7, 2008

A family Layout

I created this layout for a challenge over at Backporch Memories - we had to use a sketch and it was so much fun because there are a lot of elements involved. The title reads: Family of 4 and the journaling explains that June of '06 we were a family of 4 because I was 8mo pregnant with Alex. It is Friday and that means the weekend is here - yay!

March 5, 2008

You Make My Day Award

[day_award%25252B2%5B2%5D.jpg] I received two Awards from two people whose work I love: Enfys and Krista - (thanks, you two make my day too...I am adding you to my list so that people that have not seen your work can go and check it out.) These awards are given by fellow bloggers/scrappers to bloggers/scrappers. I have to pass on the good Karma and give some "You make My Day" Awards out to: 1. Laura Davis ( 2. Krista ( 3. Regina Easter ( 4. Danielle ( 5. Enfys ( 6. Bety ( 7. Tammy ( 8. Melissa ( 9. Darleen ( 10. Jenna ( Ladies please accept this award (compliment) from me to you. Thank you for the inspiration, laughs, humor and sharing you give out daily - You all make my day!

March 4, 2008

adored so much Card

This weeks challenge over at CPS was to make a card for a new baby. Kev is starting to worry just a teeny bit with all these baby cards I am making - anywaaay - this is based off CPS #54 - and seriously not for anyone in particular anytime soon.