April 25, 2008

The winner is and more creations

First I want to Thank everyone who stopped by. And to let you know that this will not be the last RAK that I will be doing. This will probably become a monthly drawing that I do for different scrap booking and other supplies or creations I make, so check back often.
With that said I put all 44 names in tin box, shook it up and the winner of the Xyron Personal cutting system is Mariah.
So Mariah please email me at mmerrill_20@hotmail.com with you address so I can send off your new tool.
With such a large number of comments I just had to draw another name to give away a stash of scrapbooking supplies ( paper, embellishments and a few other surprises).
That winner is Kimmie.
So like Mariah email your address to me at the above email and I will get your scrapbooking stash in the mail to you.

I wish I could give away more at this time. Though I haven’t had time to organize the rest of my stash. So more to come next month.

As you may have read I am going on the Tim Holtz Alaska Cruise. Which is only in 15 days! It seems like it has been forever, since I signed up for this cruise last June. 200 of us will be taking 5 workshops with Tim over the course of the cruise. When I return I will most definitely share everything.

I got some goodies in my mail box over this last week.
Those Blue Violet color wheels that I showed you in the last post, I participated in with my BookArtz group, have found there way back home to me in the form of a great completed color wheel. Now proudly displayed on one of my many shelves in my home.

I was so lucky to be able to participate, at the last minute, in the “By the Sea” charm swap with my group Charmsters. I mailed them off to the hostess Denise Thursday the 17th and received the great creations of my fellow charmsters back on Wednesday.
So last night I was able to create a great bracelet with all of them.

I was finally able to get my Spring Time Paper dolls off in the mail to Tammie for the swap she is doing. Being from Oregon I thought it would be appropriate to include an umbrella in my creation.

One last thing to share. Pages from the Round Robin I am in. The theme for Rena’s book is Hope.
I like glitter just not the mess it makes when I use it. So when I came across Stickles from Ranger Ink I fell back in love with Glitter. So I do tend to use it on a lot of my projects and this is one of them.

If you are not able to read the quote that is on the right page it says: "If you lose hope, somehow you lose the vitality that keeps life moving, you lose that courage to be, that quality that helps you go on in spite of it all. And so today I still have a Dream." By Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Creating,


April 16, 2008

Random rambling and Stash it forward

Ok, since I know I can only keep so much in my brain, and those sticky notes get lost everywhere. I started an idea journal, Looong Overdue. I combined all my sticky notes along with the ideas in my brain. Wow, that leaves a lot of room up there for more creativity.
I did some creating over the weekend and came up with some things that I like and other items I need to tweak still. Some of them are for trades at Art and Soul in October. though I am heading out on the Artistic Journey to Alaska with Tim Holtz in less than a month. SO Excited. So I am working on making a bunch of trades for my fellow artists. What do ya think.

My blogging buddy Michelle (aka FaerieDustDreams) is doing a RAK (random act of kindness) drawing through Friday, April 18th. So hop on over and visit her.

I was over visiting my friend Michelle’s (aka Hold Dear) blog. Wow lots of ‘M’ names going on. Any way she Inspired me to do my own “Stash it Forward”. I have gone through my studio room and found some great scrapbooking items to stash forward. So this time around I have a great Xyron tool that I will be stashing it forward to someone. So if you don’t have much of a budget for tools or know someone, please leave me a comment and on April 25th I’ll randomly draw a name.
I have plenty of supplies and tools so watch for more RAKs to come. It is good to do a bit of Spring cleaning.

To go with all my trades I am making, I went out and ordered some more Moo cards. After I receive them I will post the picture I used.

On my last post I showed pics of my green pages I finished for a chunky book swap I was in. I now have it put together, used my great zutter bind it all tool, and here is the finished product.

I sent off my creations for the Color Wheel swap I am in. You had to use recycled materials or items you already had. So with the color blue violet I had a good stash. Not a color I use often. This is what I came up with.

I had lunch with my friend Michelle on Monday. We are in Elise's round robin together. She passed on Rena's book to me, I am after her on the rotation list. I thought I would share a peek at the pages I finished for Deborah's book, theme Something retro, something new, something vintage, something blue.

Always more to come. Hope you enjoyed visiting and good luck.