Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Well, I just got word that the "FREEZE" from the manufacturer just got lifted and we are getting our discount again!!! WOO HOO!!! PARTAY!!!
So coming soon, look for our special discount code to use at http://store.ocnailart.com/ (pssst.... I think it's gonna be "FITTERTWIT"). OC Nail Art was the very first sponsor here at Fun And Mental Changes! I cannot thank Kathleen enough for everything she has done for all of my readers and I'm so thrilled that we are going to be able to shout it to the world again!!! Our discount's coming back, our discount's coming back, hi-ho the dario, our discount's coming back!!! <---- yes, I'm singing. I'm actually singing.... and dancing a jig too! ;)
Friday, September 24, 2010
- Multi-grain muffin (toasted)
- Egg white
- Green bell pepper
- Then Toasted a second time... a matter of seconds in the toaster
- Salt and pepper
- Provolone cheese
- A TON of spinach
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Page 5 was simple to do using my Cricut, my Gypsy and the Storybook cartridge to create this gorgeous frame. This page is really for anything, stamping, journaling, pictures.... anything. In fact, the theme for this page is "Be Anything".
The page 6 theme is "Be Accomplished". This vintage ledger sheet in the Steampunk Debutante line was perfect just the way it was. I inked the edges, but otherwise, did nothing else to embellish this page. I figured a nice list of accomplishments would be all the embellishment this page needs!
Anyway, page 7 was made using an old grade-school-note-fold technique using specially folded paper to hide a journaling tag on top of paper that features very retro looking stamps to say "Be Retro".. I then "glimmer misted" more flowers, embellished them and then glued them HALF WAY to the center up to the fold of the front of the sheet to allow the flower to overlap the other side of the sheet when folded together. I might do a tutorial on that one at a later date as well, if requested. On to page 8.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Here is the first page. Don't you just LOVE this corset paper? The theme for this page is "Be Glamorous". The frame was cut on my Cricut, put through the Cuttlebug and then a piece of plastic was glued to the frame to protect a picture. I surrounded three sides of the frame's inside opening with pop up adhesive squares leaving the top side open so that a picture can be slid inside.
I also cut a "V" cut in the inside of the envelope album cover so that one of the Steampunk Debutante tags could be placed inside. It's just the perfect spot for more pictures or journaling. But then again, there's a lot of THAT in this book.
Of course, the side pocket holds tags for pictures and journaling. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The theme of my book is "Be". Hopefully, over the next couple of days, I can show you the "flow" of the book. I think that it goes along nicely with the Steampunk Debutante line. Honestly, the theme pretty much picked itself when I saw these papers. Let's see if you see it too. ;) For the cover it's "Be Unique" with the "Vintage" message on the flap to "Be Vintage".
So the back is simple. I do want to point out that I used a Graphic 45 pre-bound envelope album that I altered with all the wonderful Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante stuff and then RE-bound using my new CINCH!!! YAY!!!! My new toy purchased with a huge coupon over the labor day holiday! :)
Monday, September 20, 2010
The random winner is:
#2 jayma15 said...
thanks for the chance to win!
I shared this link on my FB!@...
CONGRATULATIONS jayma15!!!! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and mailing address and I will get your new cartridge out to you ASAP! I know you're gonna love this cartridge. All the versatile carts are the best!!!
And for those who didn't get drawn... check back on October 2nd for your chance to win oodles of fun prizes during our Little Hop Of Horrors Blog Hop. For a list of prizes and sponsors, click HERE. And for those who stop by October 2nd and leave a comment, I've got some blog candy! October 3rd at midnight, I will be drawing a winner for a brand new Pumpkin Carvings Cricut cartridge.
I so LOVE Halloween and the celebration starts on October 2nd. I hope you all join us.
This layout is a prime example of why I love patterned paper and specifially paper that has corner images going on.... they make quick work of scrapbook layouts, don't they?!? Here's a close up of this little ladybug! :)
Sunday, September 19, 2010
- Simply Betty Stamps - Set of 5 Halloween Digi’s
- Tickled Pink Stamps - Halloween Digi’s
- Tiddly Inks - $10 Gift Voucher
- Scrappy Moms Stamps - Haunting we will Go stamp set
- My Pink Stamper - Stamp Set
- The Greeting Farm - 2 Halloween Digis
- Scrap Hut - October 31st Cricut Cartridge (North America Only)
For those who leave a comment on my blog on October 2nd, you will also be entered to win the Pumpkin Carvings Seasonal Cricut Cartridge that I've been itching to give away.... (pssssst! My blog hop project will be featuring images from this cartridge)! My own little blog candy to say "Thank You" for joining us! So mark your calendars for this AWESOME Halloween blog celebration!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
So, over at The Town Scrapper, we're having a paper stitching challenge this week. Now you all know that I've been working on my paper stitching, and I've got to say that I think I'm getting better. The image I used for today's sample is Magical Sophie by Victoria Case. She's a big favorite of mine with Halloween right around the corner. EEEEE.... HALLOWEEN IS ALMOST HERE!!! A-hem!
Where was I? .... the challenge is for any kind of stitching, faux stitching or real. I've just been working on paper sewing for a little while so ANY opportunity to stitch on paper... I'm all over it! My poor sewing machine doesn't know what fabric is, it's only seen it once! HAHAHAHAHAHA! So let's see what you create! The STITCH Challenge runs from today until September 23rd at 9:00 p.m. Simply head over to The Town Scrapper and upload your creation to the InLinkz at the bottom of today's post. Good luck, I'm psyched to see what you all do! :) For more info on products and specials available at The Town Scrapper (Ontario, Canada), contact Phebe at 519-882-0623 or by email at email@example.com.
**** Update: We are currently experiencing some technical issues over at The Town Scrapper, the challenge post should be up and running soon.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Now, like I mentioned yesterday, this cartridge is SO MUCH MORE than a font cartridge! While it does have FIVE fonts on it, it also has some of the most amazingly gorgeous images of any of the Cricut cartridges I own. I'm going to spend the week creating with this cartridge so everyone can see what it does and how truly amazing this cartridge really is. And if you're interested in entering to win your own Hannah Montana cartridge, check out the give-away post HERE.
Have a great one and good luck to all! :) I gotta run... I'm thinking this layout needs some stickles!
Sunday, September 12, 2010
- Become one of my followers on Blogger. If you're already a follower, then you're half way there! LOL!
- Give this cartridge give away a shout-out either in a blog post or a message board linking back to this post. Only one is needed to enter.
- Leave a comment on THIS POST with a link to where your shout-out can be found.
- On Monday, September 20th, I will pick a random winner (using random.org) and announce the winner here.
- The more shout-outs you make, the more chances you have to win.
Good luck to everyone! I'm so freakin excited!!!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I took a 40% off coupon with me today to Michaels and picked up this little gem for $22! I now have the coolest and greatest adhesive gun ever and it didn't break the bank. Yeah, that's some REAL fun, and I haven't even used it yet! LOL!
**** Pssst! I just used it and it is AMAZING! While I'm glad I couldn't afford to have one until now (because I would have had to settle for the yellow or the red one), I now know EVERYTHING I missed! :) All you legions of scrapbookers, "You were right!"
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Good Luck to everyone!!!