Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's March...

...6th already!!!! YIKES!! Time sure does fly sometimes!

1 week from today my house will be filled with lots of family celebrating the boys' 5th birthday! 5 years old already wherever does time go???! So the boys have decided that they want to have a space themed party this year, and well the crafty side of me instantly kicked in and I began dreaming up the decorations, games, invites, food, you name it I was thinking it! LOL!! But reality and financial costs set in and I have wisely (in dh's eyes) scaled back my out of this world plans! So I broke out my good old CuttleBug and made the invites-1/2 store bought 1/2 created by me. I even broke out some silver embossing powder that I have had since possibly the late 80's!! You ask did it even work and I say yes it did!! I read a funny thing on the container-to heat embossing powder hold paper over a light bulb till powder melts!! Can you even begin to imagine how LONG that must take to do?! I do plan to retire that container and get some fresh and probably better quality powder soon, but in a pinch and me not wanting to add any more cost to the invites it worked good enough. So here is the front of the invites I forgot to take a pic of the back , but I will do that one soon.
My next project I am working on for the party is a Happy Birthday banner made with rocket ships I cut with my Cricut! I can't wait to finish this little project up!

So next up are my last two LO's for the House of Serendipity. The first was you had to choose one of the color families listed and create a LO using that color family as the dominant color of the LO. I chose the blue/green family and had fun using my Sassafrass Jungle Bungle. I just love this picture, and it was too funny I had this LO out on the table and Joseph saw it and said "Mommy that's me laying on the sidewalk in the park so I could get a better look at the sun and clouds!" That was a year ago I took that pic!!




And here is my entry for this week, we had to choose a sketch and keep our LO very similar to the sketch.The BEST story behind this is last night I went to a crop with 2 of my girlfriends and the store had LOTS of new product from CHA winter!! And I couldn't wait to use my new finds! I was SO distracted with all the yummy goodies I almost lost concentration and focus to finish this LO! LOL! I guess I need to get out more!


OK so have you been over to Paper Popsicles lately??? Well if not why??! There is SO much going on there right now! First we'll start with everyone's favorite BLOG CANDY!!! YES you heard right! You can get this YUMMY RAK


by simply doing this:

How do you get entered to win these?? Leave a comment and become a follower, add a link to this post and the CANDY photo on your blog!! Hey why not do a challenge or two with us, I mean you’re here anyway! What’s in there? Papers by Pink Paislee, KI Memories. Luxe Designs, s.e.i. , Fancy pants; 5 sheets of alpha stickers; overlay; chipboard album by Maya Road; paper frills by Doodlebug; Sassafras Lass buttons; Jillibean Soup journaling sprouts, Rub-on, stickers….. whew
Randon winner will be announced on April 3rd!

So make sure to head on over TODAY!

Also have you been loving the Cheeky Radish digi images? Do you love the ease of the Paper Popsicles shaped card templates? Well if you said yes this may interested you!

We need some designers…..
Paper Popsicles is looking for creative, fun, and enthusiastic paper crafters to work with our digital stamp images and our shaped card templates. Your digital creations will be used on the What’s the Scoop? a division of Paper Popsicles blog, as well as in the Paper Popsicles store and gallery, plus SNR Card Universe.

Design Team Requirements
Create 2 cards weekly incorporating our digital products
Being very active on our blog and at our group at SNR Card Universe by leaving comments, participating in blog events, participating in swaps…
Visiting our followers blogs at least weekly, commenting and encouraging them to “play” with us
Posting events, projects and information weekly on your blog supporting our themes and other events
To apply, please send the following items to melissa@paperpopsicles.com
Full contact information (name, address, phone number, and email)
Link to your blog and online galleries (Please include any user IDs necessary)
Attach 4 stamped (does not need to be a digital stamp) and/or shaped card projects that you like the most out of your work
A short paragraph on your paper crafting experience, including any current or prior design teams However, you do not need any previous experience to apply
A short bio about yourself – just introduce yourself to us and tell us a little about your life
Submission deadline is Friday March 12th at midnight.Term starts on Monday March 15, 2010 and goes until July 15, 2010.Designers will receive free digital stamp images and shaped card templates with the possibility of other items when available.

Melissa, Lynda and Tricia rock and are great to work with so make sure to give this call a try and have some FUN with the images and shapes as well as get exposure for yourself!

Well since I had a late night and I am still battling an upper respiratory infection on top of planning our big bash I should sign off, do the dishes and get to bed!

Have a GREAT one!

TFL!

Valerie

4 comments:

racinggrandma61 said...

Awesome blog candy. I am a follower but I do not have a blog yet. Still thinking about it and trying to figure out how to get the dang pics off of my camera's SD card and onto my computer would also love to be on the DT but I have to be able to get thos3 dang pic lol

Melissa said...

Those invites are ADORABLE and I love your LO's! I just became a follower and I'm going to go post about your candy on my blog right now!

Thanks for the chance!
Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

theelfqueen said...

Love your invites! And you know I adore the LOs! My littlest guy is turning 5 next month and I'm trying to figure out his birthday, too :)

Sheryl said...

Love the invitation and your layouts!! Looking forward to working with you on the Paper Popsicles DT!!

Thanks For Visiting!