Friday, August 13, 2010

Finally Friday (the 13th) !

Happy Friday the 13th!!!
What a better day to get a jump start on making all our
 Halloween goodies than this?!

Along with all that goodness I have been applying for various awesome design teams as you know
from some wickedly fantastic sites/blogs etc!

Today's entry was to Skipping Stones Design 
I just LOVE LOVE LOVE all of their adorable stamps etc!
Not only do they have great product, good prices and a wonderful group of people
designing for them but
they provide you with these sketches to get you started and give you an idea.

The sketch that I chose from the Skipping Stones Blog for my entry piece was SSD #34. I loved the sketch along with the whole concept of sketches in general. They really help you get motivated and are fun to branch off of and add your own elements to!

Here is the sketch that I chose to work with:

Too cute huh !?!

And here is what I did with it! *Drum roll please!*

I just knew that today would be the PERFECT day to get started in all sorts of goodies for my
 FAVORITE Holiday of the year!

Toady's Challenge :
Take this awesome sketch and make a card of your own using it as a reference for your
I cant wait to see what you all come up with!
Be sure to post a comment with a link to your finished product for myself and everyone to check out!



Thursday, August 12, 2010

Delicious treats and DT calls

We dropped my sister-in-law off at the airport 
yesterday afternoon for her to go back home to Boston...
I am wicked sad that she had to go! The visit was WAY TOO SHORT if you ask me.
Its been a little over a year since we've seen family. Not since our wedding in June of last year.
We had tons of fun, got some great scrapbook shopping and goodies done and ate WAY too much delicious food! I even made my famous coveted Black moons... they are a LOT of work but crowds gather when I make them HAHA... They are my husbands FAVORITE treat though so they go quick!

These little beauties are Black Moons!!! Some people call them Whoopie pies... you may know them as that! These were made using my secret recipe handed down through a couple generations...
These are why my husband married me! lol
So... I have a huge amount of scrapping to get done!
I took the week off from working on orders while my SIL was down so its time to get cracking!
Right after Im done on here of course!...and after my second cup of coffee... and second black moon :)
I have started sales on my "A year in cards" packs too and those puppies are pre-selling like hot cakes!
I make them every year and they make the ABSOLUTE best gifts ever!!!
They are a pack of handmade greeting cards consisting of 1ofeach - Valentines, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Birthday/thank you! These make the PERFECT gift for friends, family, co-workers, secret santa, gift baskets, stocking stuffers anything can think of !
Not to mention that I have worlds of fun making them! I will be posting pics of them periodically as I get them done :)
On another note.
I have been applying to a few DT calls lately and am really hoping to make at least one. That would be FANtastic you see because its something that I have wanted to do for quite some time now!
My most recent application was to My Scrapbook Nook .
Wish me luck !!!