Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sneak Peek...

DreamGirls Challenge.....their mission......Do you dream about scrapping? We do! The purpose of this blog, quite simply, is to inspire you to create art. Our challenges will cover a wide variety of topics, techniques and products. We hope our challenges will kick your creativity into high gear and get you making layouts that are everything you've dreamed!

New challenges will be posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. To be eligible for a prize and to have your creation displayed in our gallery, please email us a picture. Submit your picture to us no later than the 13th and the 29th of each month. Winners will be chosen by our design team and occasionally by random drawing. We will announce the winners when we post the next challenge.

Here is a sneak peek of my layout...for the next challenge!!!

The last challenge was.......Challenge 30!
Prompt: We want to see action photos
Twists: Use either Pink and orange or blue and orange on your layouts.
Technique: Doodling
Having trouble with the whole action photo idea? Well, what about sports photos, a first dance perhaps, summer water park fun or even twirling in the summer grass.There is so many cool action shots you can take, and its a great way to remember those "fast pace" moments in your life.

Friday, June 19, 2009


ok....So I can tell....boy I don't keep a secret real well!!! I have been chosen to be a Diva Design Girl for DREAM GIRLS CHALLENGE BLOG!!!

I can't hardly contain myself...I receive my notification email Monday, on my B-day....I cried, I yelled and I replied and said...."YES"!

I am sooooooo proud to be in the company of such a great group of designer!!!

So be checking back to see my creations and join in the bi-monthly challenges...there are great prizes to be won!!!

So....here is the winning layout I created for the Design Team Call....Prompt: I have a Dream Scrap something you dream about, in life or an actual dream! Product:Use the DREAMGIRLS colours (Pink, black, turquoise and white). It's awesome to be challenged and to be stretched as I was for this layout

Sunday, June 14, 2009

June Guest Diva

So...guess I'm slacking a bit!!! Made the announcement of Facebook but not here....DUH!!!! I have been chosen to be the Guest Diva for the month of June at ScrapbookExpress! I finally broke through and made it!!! I am sooooooooooooooo excited! You will have to go by and check out their gallery and forum. This week it's my turn to ask the nonscrapbooking question of the day! My first question...do you like to celebrate your birthday with a party/gathering or just let it slip by unnoticed?

Have a great weekend ladies....I am/will as I will be celebrating my b-day...and not letting it slip by unnoticed!!!
PS...this is the winning layout!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Busy, Busy...Busy

Lots of new things are coming up at Generations of Memories!!! I'm sooooooooooo excited!!! Be checking back for more info!!

So my vacation is over and I must return to work, part time for now! While on my extended leave...I was busy creating some wonderful class...A Copic 101 Class, Christmas in July Card Class, a Mini Brag Book made with the beautiful Graphic 45 paper....those will all be happening in July...check out the calendar at Generations of Memories for class times, needed supplies...etc.

This is a sneak peek of the Christmas In July Class!!! Grab a friend, get out of the house and have some fun!!! Be sure to register early...so you don't miss out of the awesome time! You can stop by the store to see the cards in person!! Look forward to seeing everyone!!!

Friday, June 5, 2009

cool contest...

So I designed this card from a sketch on the 2 Sketches 4 You blog. They are having an awesome contest...1st Annual Ultimate Card Showdown...check it out!!!

I kinda did it backwards....linked then read the instructions....it is such a blonde thing ;)!!! Hope you like the card....and the site!!!

Products used:
My Minds Eye: pattern paper
Little Yellow Bicycle: diecut paper
Prima: flowers
Vintage Ric Rac
Kaiser: Bling

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Last Page

So I sat down Saturday...after Doug and I planted our veggie garden...and decided to finish the last page of my cloth book!

I started the process by using a template from Crafter's Workshop to create a design a piece of copper. Then I painted over the image with Gesso, sanded it off and painted the design with Alcohol Inks. Doug thought it looked "SICK"!

I had wanted to add some embellies, so I pulled out me jar of metal findings...old and new. I came across this cute dragonfly. I think he was from a class I took with Tim Holtz...and it never would stay attached. Being a one of a kind (in my stash) I decided to us it as a template to create a similar one for my page. As the page evolved I realized.....it was bigger than just the last page in a book.

Sooooooo....I pulled out a canvas I had. I used my Reinker/Water Mini Misters and spritzed away....coloring the back of the canvas...smearing it with my fingers...ohhhhh....getting dirty!!! Dabbing on Distress Stickles....they are becoming a fav of mine!!!

Here is my final product! I think I need to get a larger canvas for the next project!!!

So I challenge you....sit down....and let your creativity flow...don't be afraid to try things...mistakes sometimes turn out better than the original thought!