Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's Here!!

WHOO HOO!!! So...funny story...before my hubby and I went away last week...he comes to my work and says..."Some magazine came for you". I start jumping up and down and ask him where it is...he says, "AT HOME!" Well.....why the heck is it AT HOME!!! He...didn't know! ILOVE HIM!!

Needless to say...Here it is! I had no idea what they were publishing or how many....I am in the Tempting Templates section....and I am in there Three.....yes, THREE times!!! OMG...that is SOOOOOOOOOOO AWESOME!!!

Check another item off my bucket list!! Now to be one of the Guest Artist....that would be AMAZING!!...that will happen some day! Till then.....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Been working for days!!!

OK...so I got this great idea to create an Advent Calendar then I chose one of my FAVORITE Christmas papers THIS YEAR.....the Christmas Past Collection by G45......ohhhhh the lisciousness!!! Now..... it's a little different but sooooooooooo are so many of the things I create....

Here is a SNEAK PEAK....still have more work to do...but I needed to show SOMEONE!!!

Will be back in a day or two with the finished product!....See you then!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Challenge #36.....First Impressions

Have you ever read a book, and after reading the first line in the first chapter you've thought OMG this book is going to be captivating. I have to finish it tonight, the plot is so intriguing, who did it? Well this challenge we want you to create a layout that
captures that first line.

Prompt: "First Impressions" - Using the first line of a book - eg: Jane Austin's Pride and Prejudice "IT is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife....

Product: Paper with words on it

Technique: Paint washing - watered down paint to create a subtle paint effect.

We cannot wait to see what you create, thank you all for participating in our challenges. We love viewing all the projects created.

If you have trouble coming up with a first line....check out this... http://www.infoplease.com/ipea/A0934311.html

Now I had tons of fun with this layout!!! Guy pages are a challenge....so I pulled out some of my favorite products...

Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Paints....the awesomeness of this paint.....water it down and it's still bright!

Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint.....ROCK CANDY!!! oh the fun of it!

Prima.....paper and felt

And created this layout of my son!!! DOUGALO!

I also modified the buttons I used!! They were stark white and weren't working well....I pulled out my Archival Ink....Jet Black....and rubbed over the top of the buttons.

So play along and upload your photo to the DreamGirls Flickr site....I'll be looking for your layout to vote on!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Play along with me!!

I've wanted to do this for a while now....created about 10 of them....now I want you to play along with me!!

A simple sketch....I don't know about you but I think I've shared this before.....I LOVE SKETCHES!!!

Feel free to add your twist to this....that's what make sketches soooooooooooooo much fun...they are a great jumping off place!!!

So create your layout....email it to me at rangerjunkie@rocketmail.com and I will showcase your layout here....I will choose a random winner to receive an amazing prize....still putting that together...but I promise you it will be cool!

Here is my take on the sketch. I used Upsy Daisy Designs paper, Vellum, Dimensional Pearls, Prima bling, and Vintage Lace!!

I can't wait to see your creations!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

DreamGirls are at it again!!!

It's not Easy Being Green

Its never been cooler to be GREEN right now, everyone is recycling trying to make Earth a cleaner planet. So we thought it would be fun to do our part by using packaging on your layouts. We can't wait to see what you all create.

Prompt: Use packaging on layout

Product: Use trees on your layout (chipboard, or stamped)

Technique: use your own handwriting on notebook paper

This challenge truly stretched me and kicked me "Out of the Box!"

I pulled out a Vintage Postcard, some old buttons, a Vintage Library paper, an amazing old crochet piece of doily...cut up and an old piece of cardboard....just waiting to be torn apart.

I did use new product....Antique Bronze Distress Stickles....oh now that was some FUN!!!

So... put on your thinking cap and pull out some old stuff and CREATE.... then upload your layout to the Flickr account....YOU could be a Guest Diva!!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

the Glimmer of it all!!

So....I have spent the last two days.... creating.... using ONE bottle of Copper Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels.

I purchased it...seems like eons ago. I've carried it around in my tote for just about that long.... I decided to bring it out, dust if off.... BUT.... what can a person create with just ONE bottle?

Well.... let me tell you.... a card, a layout and a sampler frame.... THAT'S WHAT ONE CAN CREATE.... and I have a few sprays left.....

I had absolutely NO IDEA how amazing the products from Tattered Angels ARE!!! All the colors, the chip tiles, the screens.......OH THE CREATIVITY OF IT ALL!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

So....here is the card....

I used my border punch...Treading Water by Fiskars...and punched the edge of the card.

I then, punched another piece of paper. I placed it on the Tortilla Bazzill, starting right to left and sprayed the Copper Glimmer Mist. I moved the Treading Water "stencil" to the left and sprayed again....repeating the process several times.

I then laid a piece of lace to the left of the layered sprays and spritzed again.

I then sprayed my craft mat with the Copper Glimmer mist. I dabbed the white lace into the spray. Getting a mix of white and copper. I dried the lace and basted it to create the ruffle. I adhered another piece of lace on top.

I punched a flower out of handmade paper, spritzed with the Glimmer mist....squinched it in my hand....dried the flower.

I sprayed a piece of Maya Road chipboard to achieve a base color....then I spritzed my Craft Mat with some more Glimmer mist...ran my fingers through it to create puddles goodness.... then dabbed the chipboard into the puddles to create blobs of color on the chipboard!

I used my new Hero Arts stamp - Special Moments..... LUV that saying.... then put it all together. Added a vintage button, a flower I had crocheted and a bow tied from twine.

the oohhlaliciousness of it all!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kissed the ground...

So...I have to share this layout with you....I created for a Design Team Call with Upsy Daisy Designs ....I so love their paper....AMAZING collections to work with...the papers I used in this layout are from the Man About Town II collection...

The journaling reads...Walt's first time on Ang's 4 wheeler. When he arrived back at the house, he climbed off the machine and KISSED THE GROUND!

This layout out was soooo much fun to make and my DH is such a trooper to let me share it with ya'll!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009


So yesterday started out in not the best of ways.....I woke up late, hence did the kids, which put us all in Hurry Up Mode!!! I hate it when my day starts that way!!!

I settled in and headed to work...When I got there I had newly arrived product to receive, process and put out....YUMMILICOUS stuff!! I decided to check my email....and there it was...

You've been Published in Stampers' Sampler!

I couldn't believe my eyes!!! Me!?!?!

I opened the email and saw this....

You are entitled to a free copy of The Stampers’ Sampler!
We’re using your submitted artwork(s) in the October/November 2009 issue.

I could hardly believe it!!! One of my favorite magazines!!! and I am going to be in it!!! I called my husband and cried!!

So....three very amazing things have happened career wise.....

getting accepted to be a part of an elite group to attend Ranger University and become a
Ranger Certified Educator

being chosen to be a
Design Team member of DreamGirlsChallengeBlog

and now being
published in Stampers' Sampler!

I can't wait to see what the future holds!!!