Thursday, September 30, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge 15

Challenge 15 is going on right now at Papercraft Star!

This week the challenge is based on one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Grand Canyon
The Great Barrier Reef
The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
Mt. Everest
Northern Lights
Paricutin Volcano
Victoria Falls

Choose one, and base your card or layout on your interpretation of this incredible wonder of our earth. This is one unusual challenge, and should generate some very interesting ideas !!

Head on over there and check out this challenge. You have until Noon EST Saturday Oct 2nd to get your project linked up.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Stuck?! Sketch

I'm back with that layout I promised you.

This layout actually took me days, I kept changing my mind. But, in end, I really love how it turned out! I also got to use some things from my stash that are really 10 years old!

I based my layout off of this sketch from Stuck?! This is the September 1st sketch.

Here is what I did with the sketch.

I love this picture taken of Rick last year at an event on Post. Since he is officially retired at the end of next month, I wanted to make this layout for him. I'm not sure yet if I will frame it or put it in an album, I think I'll let him decide.

I hope you are having a great week, thanks for stopping by!

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list:
Embossed Vellum- K&Co (very old)
Cardstock - from my stash
Star diecut - very old from my stash
Stamp - Laundry Line
Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Letters - Chip Chatter Tall by Pressed Petals

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Busy Days

I just had to share what keeps my days so busy!

Will @ 3 months

Marleigh @ 11 months

Aren't they adorable? I have a lot of fun with them, but boy are they a lot of work!! 
I'm working on a few layouts and I hope to have one posted for you tomorrow. 

So tell me, what keeps your days busy?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Use Your Scraps

It's Monday again and that means it's time for another challenge at ScrapTiffany. This week Tiffany has said "Use Your Scraps".

I decided to go with a card for this one. I always like to try and use up my scraps on cards. I totally lifted this card idea from the Stampin Up 2010 -2011 Idea Book & Catalog. You can see their version on page 73.

I've  had this stamp set for quite some time because I HAD TO HAVE IT and this is the first time I have used  I got to practice coloring with my Copic markers, which was fun. I still have so much to learn about light source and shadowing...oh well, practice practice.
I used glossy accents on the truck windows, hub caps,  and a few of the hearts, but you can't really see that in the pictures. I really like how my version of this card turned out and I hope you do too!

Have a great day!

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list:

DP - SU! Sweet Pea
Cardstock - SU! Rose Red, Old Olive and GP White
Stamp - SU! Loads of Love
Twine - from my stash
Ribbon - SU! Old Olive
Buttons - SU! Designer Brights Collection (LOVE THESE!)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Time Out!

Hey everybody....

I need to take a time out.
I have been super busy with taking care of two infants now, Rick started a new job, I worked at a festival for 30 hours this past weekend, I hurt my foot and I am waiting for some test results that I am nervous about. I am feeling stressed about not being in my craft room and I need to just relax. I am officially taking the rest of the week off from my blog and crafting so that I don't feel so anxious about not having something posted for you all. I'll still be visiting you though ;)

I will be back on Monday with another ScrapTiffany project and then I should be able to get back into my wonderful craft room and get scrappin', I really need to because I'm starting to fall behind and I miss participating in challenges.

I hope you all have a great rest of your week and weekend. I'll see you on Monday!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Giveaway Prize Unclaimed

Last Friday I drew a winner for my 100 Followers giveaway. The winner has not claimed the prize yet. I will give the winner until Noon (MTN time) this Friday Sept 24th to claim the prize. If it goes unclaimed, I will draw a new winner at noon.

Cynthia @ Luv2Scrap, please contact me via email at kmharmon3 at Q dot com ASAP to claim your prize.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 20, 2010

4 Photo Layout

The challenge thrown at us this week over at ScrapTiffany is a 4 photo layout. Before I show you my layout, I would like to take this opportunity to show you why I gave up on filming any tutorials.

When I started working on this challenge I went through my MANY saved sketches for some inspiration. I found this sketch,

This really cute sketch is from Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking. I picked out my pictures first and then the paper that I wanted to use. The more I tried to make my layout match the sketch the more frustrated I got. It took me about 3 hours to make this ONE layout and it doesn't look a whole lot like the sketch. Oh, there are bits and pieces of it here and there, but I started laughing when I thought about trying to edit a video of me trying things then taking them off. Trying things...taking them off...trying things...Oh, you get the idea. It's something I like to call "my creative process", just not much fun to film and edit!

Here is the layout that I ended up creating using this sketch,

I really had fun making that pocket. I almost cut up a pair of my jeans, but after much debate I decided not to. (it's my skinny jeans that I hope to get back into someday!)

I hope that you will join us this week at ScrapTiffany! I'll be here with another ScrapTiffany challenge next Monday.

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list:

DP - DCWV All about boys, My Minds Eye Simply Delightful
Cardstock - Georgia Pacific White
Journaling done on Word with the Chalkboard font
Cricut Carts - Hello Kitty Font, Accent Essentials
Star Punch - unknown
White Gel Pen - Uni-ball Signo Broad
Paper Distressing Tool - Tonic/Tim Holtz

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Another giveaway at Papercraft Star!

Check this out you guys!

"Let's Celebrate Early - Enter our 25 Dollar Gift Certificate Drawing"

Papercarft star is giving away a $25 Gift Certificate for "almost" reaching 500 followers. The gift certificate is to either Papertrey Ink or My Favorite Things...your choice.

Be sure to head on over to PCS and get entered to win.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, September 17, 2010

What a Surprise!

My western card earned me the Audrey Award at Cinema Saturday!!

Thank you so much, I am just tickled pink!!

If you missed the western card, here it is again.

Have a great day!!

Giveaway Winner!

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who are followers and those of you who entered into the giveaway. This morning I drew a winner and the winner is................

Cynthia @ Luv2Scrap

Congratulations Cynthia!! Please send me an email to kmharmon3 at Q dot com and let me know which prize you want and where to send it to.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I'm working at the little Oktober Fest in my town all weekend...gotta earn some extra crafting money!!

I'll be back on Monday with another ScrapTiffany project, see ya then.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

A Great Kit and Giveaway Update!

I just received my September kit from Little Red Scrapbook Co. and it's AMAZING!!  I am totally loving this kit. It's full of Dear Lizzy, Echo Park, American Crafts, Prima and more. If you are looking for a kit club, you should check them out. (and, I'm not being paid or compensated in any way by LRS....although if they want to compensate me, I will gladly accept..hehe)

Also, today is the last day you can leave me a comment to get entered into the giveaway. You only have until Midnight MTN time. I'll be drawing a winner tomorrow!

Thanks again to all of my wonderful followers!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

100 Followers....Whoot Whoot!!

Thanks to Rhonda V. I am now at 100 followers and can do a giveaway!!!

If you would like a chance to win a fabulous gift, here is all you have to do....

Be a follower and leave me a comment on this post. Yep, that's it!

Would you like to have more than one chance to win? Grab my button and put it on your blog and let me know that you did that in your comment.

I will do a random drawing from all of the names who leave me a comment on Friday the 17th, so make sure you get your name in the pot by Thursday the 16th at midnight!

Oh, want to know what you could win? How about I give you a choice? Choices are good!

Prize behind door #1:

A one year subscription to Scrapbooks etc. Magazine. This is one of my favorites!

or Prize behind door #2:

A We R Memory Keepers Big Bite

I hope you are all having a fabulous day!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Award for 2 Fabulous Bloggers!

As a member of the Executive Team at Papercraft Star I've had the pleasure of visiting many papercraft blogs. Papercraft Star wants to give recognition to blogs that we each find are outstanding in some way, whether it is the projects, the stories or just the fact that we want to pass along some support and enouragement to a fabulous blogger!

Today I have selected 2 blogs to receive the Papercraft Star Fabulous Blogger Star Award.

Char @ Scrapsational

Sharanda @ The Crafty Spot

I love visiting both of your blogs!

There are some conditions that go along with this award, you need to post this award on your blog, answer 2 questions and pass this award on to 3 people. Make sure the people you pass this award on to do the same on their blog! 

Here are the two questions:

The best project I ever made was...

I like to craft because...

Thank you for inspiring me! Now go spread some love to those who inspire you!
I hope you will come play with us at Papercraft Star!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Scraplift Challenge at ScrapTiffany

It's Monday again, so that means another challenge at ScrapTiffany. This week Tiffany told us to scraplift!!

I sat down with a pile of magazines and looked and looked for something I want to luck. Then I looked through all of the items that I starred on Google luck. Then, as I was going through that days blog posts, I found it!! Kristina Werner, who is one of my faves, posted a video tutorial on a layout she did for Basic Grey's Basic Inspiration Class. I really thought the layout was adorable, so I decided to give it a try.

Here is my version of what Kristina Werner did....

I couldn't pass up using this adorable photo of my precious Lucy and I. Last summer we took a 3000 mile trip on our Harley and Lucy went with us. This photo was taken on the side of the road by a beautiful creek while riding through LoLo Pass in Idaho.

You can see Kristina Werner's layout and video at the Basic Grey website.

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list...

DP & Letters - Sassafras Hog Heaven collection
Cardstock - Taken with Teal and Choc Chip by SU! and the pink is from my stash
Stamp - Sassafras Stunning Spirals
Uniball White Gel Pen
Zig black journaling pen
Ink - Color Box Chalk ink in Warm Red 

Saturday, September 11, 2010

365 Cards & Cinema Saturday

365 Cards Day 192, Wild Wild West and Cinema Saturday High Noon

This challenge spoke to me and I just felt I HAD to play along. I have a cowboy stamp that I love and I have only used once, so I was excited to use it again.

I even got to bust out some old Jolee's stickers, I have had a few of those for ages!

Have a great afternoon!

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list:

Stamp - Distressed Cowboy by Stampabilities
Brads and Ribbon - Paper Studio
Bingo Card - Jenni Bowlin
Boot and Lasso - Jolee's
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
CS - StampinUp Creamy Caramel
DP - DCWV All About Boys

Don't ya hate it when...

I have the WHOLE day to sit in my craft room! Fantastic right? Well yeah, except I am totally uninspired to create today. WHAT?!? I mean come on, really? I hardly ever get a day to myself in my craft room. I'm so sad right now. I did make a card, it's okay I guess. I'll post it on here in a bit...but I really wanted a day of power crafting. UUGggghhh.....

I do have some good news, it's time to vote over at Papercraft Star. You can cast two votes for your favorites but you only have through Monday to get those votes in so hurry hurry.

OH, one more thing. Remember I said that when I hit 100 followers I would do a giveaway? Well, I'm at 99 so we are almost there! I am just dying to have a giveaway :)

I hope you are having a happy crafty day! (wow, that was cheesy)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thrifty Thursday at ScrapTiffany

It's my turn to provide some Thrifty tips over at ScrapTiffany, here is what I found!

I happened to come across a website that is devoted to crafts that you can create with items from you local dollar store. The web address is,

After looking around this website and all of the adorable projects that are created from the dollar store, I was inspired. What could I find at the dollar store?

Here are a few things that I came up with.

Coffee filters, look at these beautiful flowers and butterflies created with coffee filters.

Dryer Sheets,

Did you know you can use a dryer sheet to reduce static before you emboss your project? Just rub the paper with the dryer sheet before you stamp. Not only does it help reduce static, but your project smells wonderful!

Another great thing you can do with dryer sheets is make these fabulous butterflies.

My friend Tracy makes these butterflies, you can see more about these butterflies on her blog. 

You can also view her tutorial on YouTube. Here is the link for her tutorial,

Here is one of my favorite projects that I have found on the Dollar Store Crafts website.

So next time you are at your local dollar store, be on the look out for thrifty crafty finds!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Papercraft Star is now on Facebook!

Come join me and the Papercraft Star gang on Facebook!

You can find us right HERE. We are even offering a prize of a $15 gift certificate to Paper Trey Ink or My Favorite Things (your choice) once we hit 150 fans!! Don't miss out on all of the fun.

Hope you have a great day!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cardstock Only, no DP!

How often do you use cardstock only? I've looked back at my creations and, most of them have DP somewhere on them. Tiffany challenged us to use only cardstock this week.

I decided to make a tag and use some techniques I have really been wanting to try. I used a technique that my friend Tracy teaches on how to make stems and vines for your flowers. It was very easy, but there was a little bit of drying time. I made a ton but only used a little, so I have some left over for another project.
You can view her tutorial on YouTube, her YT name is tracylovestoscrap.

This little tag was actually quite time consumer, although I don't know if it looks that way. I spent about 4 days making this. Partly because of dry time and partly because I kept changing my mind on how I wanted it to look.

Here is what I came up with...

Be sure to check out what the other designers at ScrapTiffany created using only cardstock, and since you're there....why don't you play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Interested in what I used?
Here's the list...

Cricut Carts - Tags, Bags, Boxes & More and Bloom
Cardstock- Kraft, Old Olive, Really Rust from SU! and White from GP
Stem & Vine technique
Glimmer Mist  - Meadow Green, Lavender Fields, Tattered Rose
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Weathered Wood, Tea Dye
Lace and Ribbon - from my stash
Butterfly stamp from SU!
Copic Markers - lots and lots (sorry I didn't keep track)