Monday, January 31, 2011

Some Haps and Some Crafts

Hi Friends! I have been busy, busy. There are a lot of new things happening at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and I am proud to be a big part of it. Along with my title of Mixed Media Director, I will be taking on the task of coordinating the new and fabulous front page!! Have you seen it? It has a more blog like feel to it and there are soo many sneak peeks of CHA stuff all on one site for your drooling pleasure, LOL!! So far I would have to say I am going to go broke thanks to Sassafras Lass and Crate Paper. I adore every little bit of Sassafras and NEED it all and I am a sucker for Crate chipboard pieces. I would love for you to stop over at SNR and let me know what you think of all that's changed.

Speaking of SNR, the latest calls for publication are posted and you can find them HERE. Be sure to check them out and submit, submit, submit! I LOVE seeing my friends pubbed in the magazine.

So on to some crafts. There are soo many times I create a monsterous amount of projects for the magazine and I never get back here to post them all, so until I can share with you some of my latest scrappy ventures, I thought I would share some creations that have been pubbed in SNR over the last few months.

My baby girl's birthday is coming right on up so I thought I'd share this funny LO about her antics at last year's celebration.

This Lil' Piggy

Yep that's my ever so dainty and lady like little girl....OY!... her and her friends thought it would be fun to eat their cake like they were a bride being given the cake by their groom. Not her most shining moment, but it made for a fun LO anyways, LOL!!

I used mostly Sassafras Lass papers and bellies for this LO. They worked out so perfectly! For the hat, I used some crepe paper paper made by Martha Stewart. The bottle cap is from Maya Road and I anchored the numbers in it by using some Diamond Glaze. the banner is chipboard from Maya Road. I love how the beads look on this! Am I the only one who loves dressing up banners?

And how about a birthday card to round out tonight's post, sound good? Sounds good.

Happy Birthday

This card was created with some of my old school Sassafras Lass papers in my stash. I just love the paper whimsies they make and it was a fabulous base for my sentiment.

Well, I will be back at some point tomorrow to post my reveal for A Walk Down Memory Lane. I also plan on visiting some of you and seeing what's been up in your scrappy world!!

Blessings to you and yours!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Some More Announcements and a Couple Projects

Hi there friends! Lots going on in the scrappy world. What better way to beat the winter blahs than to get your scrap on! So why not join me this weekend for the Baby It's Cold Outside crop at A Walk Down Memory Lane?

Jan 21st to Jan 23rd

We will be starting on Jan 21st posting challenges and all weekend the DT will be posting games. You have till the 23rd to upload your creations.

We will have RAK's to give a way and one person will win a prize from AWDML by random drawing.

So the more you do , the more entries you get for the prize :biggrin:

While you're there be sure to check out the store where you can take 25% off this month's featured stamp manufacturer, Lawn Fawn. Here's a card I made using the January 17th sketch from My Sketch World and some Lawn Fawn stamps:

Isn't that sewing machine cute? This stamp, along with the sentiment, and row of flowers all came from the Sew Lovely Set.

Speaking of My Skecth World there is a fun crop coming right on up there too! It's MSW 5th Anniversary Sketch-A-Thon crop. Woot! Woot! Miss Lucy will be giving us a new fantabulous sketch each day throughout. You won't want to miss it!

I also wanted to let you know the 1st issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine of the New Year is available!! It is loaded and I mean loaded with a ton of fabulous projects, articles, tutorials, and more. You surely won't want to miss out, so be sure to head to the site to subscribe if you don't already.

Here's a little sneaky peek of a card I have in the magazine:

Well, that's it for now. Thanks for bearing with me I had a lot to share! Hope to see you at some of the events coming up!

God Bless!

Monday, January 17, 2011

HUGE Announcement!!!!

This is soo exciting to share! Scrapbook News and Review Magazine is holding its 1st ever staffer call!!! Here are all the deets:

Please read the following in its entirety:

It’s important to note that this is not a design team call. We are seeking paper crafters who will become an ongoing staff member with no predetermined term and with an at-will relationship.

Early submissions are encouraged and we strongly suggest that applicants not wait until the last minute to turn in their applications. Of course, all applications will be painstakingly considered and waiting until the deadline, or near the deadline, will not harm your chances of becoming a staffer.

We have chosen not to disclose how many people we’re seeking for staff members as it will depend on the quality of the artwork and the enthusiasm of the applicants that will ultimately affect our decision.

For this call, we’re searching for scrapbookers (paper and digital), stampers, card makers, altered art and mixed media artists as well as article writers and reporters/reviewers.

We’re looking for a variety of styles, skills and personalities, and you do not have to have advanced paper crafting skills. Rather, we’re looking for artists that complement our existing staffers and magazine artwork.

Please do not try to guess what we’re looking for and tailor your application to your thinking as you may end up trying to put a square peg in a round hole. Instead, tell us about yourself and go ahead and sing your own praises. Be true to whom you are and that will shine through more than putting on a good show. We also strongly encourage you not to check boxes that do not apply to you, your style, or your skills.

Our goal is to make this a win/win relationship and putting your best foot forward is a must, but projecting a false image or a style that isn’t true to you will only hurt you and SNR in the long run. Since it is an at-will relationship, we will evaluate new staffers based on their applications as well as their attitude and willingness to participate once a part of our staff. If they do not live up to the standards they expressed in their application, SNR will end their position.

We also ask that you do not contact any current staffers for information about SNR unless you already know them and they would be receptive to your questions. Otherwise, please feel free to ask them about the integrity and professionalism of our company.

We will be accepting submissions from January 14, 2011 to February 4, 2011. Staffers will be announced within two weeks after the deadline.

Exact details of the position will be provided upon invitation only to become a SNR staffer. While we encourage questions regarding the application, we will not answer any questions that have not been addressed in the call.

Staffer Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5-7 projects per month, depending upon your position with SNR.
  • Provide artwork content for the front page as well as in the magazine (this is a part of the minimum projects per month).
  • Actively and enthusiastically participate on our board, promote SNR, and contribute to SNR events.
  • Be willing to use a variety of products and work with manufacturers you’ve never worked with or that may not be your preferred style.
  • Have an appetite to learn and be willing to try new products and techniques; self-education is a plus.
  • Work well with others in a team environment as well as work independently on your own projects.
  • The most important attribute is the ability to meet all deadlines and turn in quality artwork that is worthy of your own approval.

About SNR:

  • We have been in business since April 2008.
  • We have passionately created a fun, friendly, encouraging and educational atmosphere.
  • We help staffers to carve out their own niches and look at new opportunities when it comes to learning new things and techniques.
  • We appreciate valuable input from our staffers and respect their ideas, opinions and suggestions.
  • We communicate with staffers on a daily basis so they always know what’s going on.
  • We ensure that all staffers feel good about working with SNR and have their best interests at heart.
  • We have almost 10,000 registered users on the SNR site, and over 8,000 registered users on our sub-site the Card Universe. The Card Universe will be soon moving over to the SNR site to maximize staff exposure.
  • We have working relationships with almost 100 scrapbook, stamping and art supply manufacturers.
  • We have thousands of visitors and subscribers per day, which you can check out on our front page on the Users Online counter.
  • Our motto is to check the diva at the door. All staffers are created equal and no one is put above another.
I enjoy being a staffer, the Mixed Media Director, and soon to start Front Page Coordinator beyond belief! I really hope some of you will take the time out to apply fr a position! Good Luck to all those that do. To submit your application, go to Scrapbook News and Review and click on the staff call button at the top of the page.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

More Echo Park

I just really love all the different lines Echo Park has put out. In fact, I have them all (can we say obsessed?! LOL!) and can't wait to get my hands on the new Little Girl line. Remember A Walk Down Memory Lane has all the lines in the store and they are all 25% off for the month. Don't wait to shop, I know they will go quickly!

For today I am going to share a LO made with A Walk in the Park. I adore the colors of this line and my favorite thing about it has to be the little trees! This line worked perfectly for a Fall picture I had of my DD when we went to the Apple Orchard to pick apples and pumpkins.

Perfect Match

The deal for picking pumpkins this year was you had to be able to carry your own. If you could carry it, you could have it. It was so cute watching DD trying to find the biggest pumpkin she get her hands on, knowing she was going to have carry it all the way. in the end her big brother was there to save the day and carried it half way. He's so good to her!

Close Ups:

These banner and alpha stickers were perfect for placing my title on and since I love twine, I just had to use some Twinery for it to hang on. Twine from the Twinery is also available in the store.

I got the idea to create this pumpkin using circle punches from my wonderful friend Lucy. I thought it was just a brilliant idea, so easy and looks darn cute if I do say so myself! Thanks Lucy!

Well, that's it for today. I have one more Echo Park project to share with you so be on the look out for that coming soon.

Hope all is well in your world. God bless!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Year, New Sketch

My Sketch World has the 1st sketches of 2011 up and available for your scrappin' pleasure. Both the card and LO sketch are excellent and the DT did an amazing job. Be sure to head on over to the site to check out all the inspiration waiting for you there.

Here is the card sketch:

My take on it:

Sew Lovely

I used up some more of my Cosmo Cricket Material Girl stash on this along with some felt flowers using my Sissix Tim Holtz die. The stamped sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.

Close Up

I added some Blended Fibers Gel from Liquitex mixed with Lumiere paint and added it to a tag I had in my stash to create the texture on the oval. While it was still wet, I embedded the sequins and sentiment into it.

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you have had a delightful Wednesday!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Projects

I am late in saying Happy New Year, but Happy New Year!! At least it's still the 1st week in January, right? LOL!! I had all these grand plans of doing my Top 10 lists, setting my eye on some projects of a larger magnitude, you know all that jazzy stuff when you do when a new year rolls around. Just haven't gotten there yet. I think I may still do it, if I can find the time and energy.

I did, however, have the time and energy to play with some delightful Echo Park products since they are the featured manufacturer this month at A Walk Down Memory Lane. You know what that means, right? You receive 25% off all Echo Park products in the store!! can I get a Woo to the Hoo?!!!! Lawn Fawn stamps are also being featured this month and I'll have some cards to share using teh cute set I picked up later in the month. For now, let's get on to a couple Echo Park projects using the Little Boy line.

First up an encouragement card:

Keep on Chuggin'

I love all the means of transportation in this collection. Trains, planes, and automobiles is what it's all about.

And a LO featuring my little girl. Yep, you read that right, the Little Boy line is not just for Little Boys so don't let the name stop you from getting it to scrap your girls.

Ready 2 Roll

I just adore all the primary colors in the collection. This paper was perfect for a trip to the Go Kart track and DDs 1st time being able to drive on her own. It was quite the experience since she is soo tiny. They really had to boost her up in the seat and it wound up taking 2 people to get her set to go, LOL!

Some close ups

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope your New Year is starting off wonderfully!