Saturday, April 30, 2011

Freaky Friday Challenge and other fun Ramblings

Hello Bloggers!  Today is Friday - TGIF!!!!

I feel like the past 2 weeks have been a complete blur - so much going on, and now it's already the weekend again!  Luckily I have no plans this weekend because I got some goodies in the mail...perhaps I'll do a haul video...we'll see.

Now today is also the 5th Friday of the month.  At Paper Therapy, this is now known as Freaky Friday!!  Freaky Friday brings an extra challenge and an extra prize!  Want to play...you know you gotta play to win...and you want to win this challenge...trust me!

Our very first challenge is to Scraplift or CASE a project created by one of our very talented Paper Therapy Members.  You can find inspiration in the Gallery, the Challenge Boards (including COTM and Mix It Up).  Once you pick your favorite project, post the original and give credit to the talented artist, and then post your rendition.
Mine comes from the Lovely Kristin!  I love her work and I'm trying to think more toward her design style...it's tougher than I thought...

Here is the original:



And here is mine:


Supplies Used:
Card Stock - Bazzill - Kraft
Patterned Paper - Graphic 45 - Steampunk Debutante
Ink: Clearsnap - Chestnut Roan
Ribbon: SU! - Seam binding in Crumb Cake
Stamps - Unity Stamp - Moxie Set
Flowers - Prima Classics

Now onto the Rambling bit....

How many of you watched the Royal Wedding this morning, or are making plans to watch after work off of the DVR, or this weekend?  I watched a lot of the coverage this morning (mostly because I could not get to sleep for the life of me.)  I have to admit, the week leading up I was like "Meh...it's just  a wedding..."  But as I watched the footage this morning, I found myself getting more and more into it.  I loved all the beautiful and unique hats, and the classy dresses...I'd like to move to London for a short spell and experience life across the pond.  My only concern is the high price of gas - I love my car and have a hard time doing without...tho I could adjust I'm sure. :)

I also want to give a big happy review to Blue Moon Scrapbooking.  I've been lurking on their YouTube channel for a while now and I bit the bullet and ordered from them because they seem to have all the new goodies that I want...and they offer free shipping on orders over $50 in the USA.  Sweet!  So, I got a GC at work and decided to give them a shot.  I placed my order on Thursday, 4/21/11.  I got my box Wednesday, 4/27...it is possible that it came in sooner since I didn't check the mail on Tuesday.  I was way impressed - with the Easter weekend and Good Friday and all, I assumed it would process Monday and be to me by Friday, Monday next at the latest...so good job Blue Moon!  They have lots of Prima and G45 and Basic Grey, Tim Holtz, 7 Gypsies...I could go on forever, but I won't...You'll just have to check them out for yourself!

Friday, April 22, 2011

TGIF and some Mother's Day Inspiration!

Happy Friday Bloggers!!

I am so excited for the weekend...this week has just been a blur, with no downtime at all.  I am looking forward to my day of rest. ;)   Just got a quick post this week - had to share a fun new Challenge from Paper Therapy:

In Honor of Mother's Day, create something for the special lady in your life.  Here's what I did...My MIL will LOVE this!  (I hope.)



Supplies:
Patterened Paper: Paper Salon
Lace - Making Memories
Pearls and Flowers: Prima
Die: Nestabilities
Embossing Folder: Cuttlbug
Ink: ClearSnap
Stickers: ScrapWorks


I hope you all have a fabulous Easter Weekend, do some creative and enjoy time with your families!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Challenges and awards....

Happy Friday Bloggers,
This week starts a new DT term at Paper Therapy, and, as you can see, we are chaning things up a little bit.  Challenges will now be the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.  Now you have 2 weeks to create something fun for each challenge, and we will draw a prize winnder at the end of each month.  So, with that, here is this month's first challenge:

Welcome to the first challenge with the new design team! With Easter fast approaching, we'd like you to use a basket on your project this week! It doesn't have to be an actual basket...just use that as your inspiration...the weaving maybe?? Have your projects uploaded here by Wednesday, April 20th at midnight! The winner of this week's challenge will be posted on Friday, April 22nd! Have fun! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Here's my take on the challenge:
I LOVE flowers...can you tell?  I also love this time of year - it reminds of  my days as a florist, and I loved creating arrangements in baskets for people's spring parties and Easter lunches.  This week's card is based on these memories.  Hope you enjoy it!!


Supplies used:
Mint Green cardstock - Paper Source
Brown Cardstock - Bazzill
Flowers - Creative Memories

I was also gifted a Blog award from my sweet friend Kimberly.  Thanks so much Kimberly for this honor...Love your blog and all the lovely projects you create, and I have truly enjoyed getting to know you on PT. :)  Wanna see some of Kimberly's awesome work, check her out: http://hellocutiecrafts.blogspot.com/




Upon receiving this award I must…
*Thank the person who gave this award to me and link back to their blog

*Share 8 things about myself
  1. I love Bea Arthur and the Golden Girls.
  2. Las Vegas is one of my happy places...can't wait to go in May. :)
  3. I like Fruit and Maple Oatmeal at McDonalds.
  4. I was born and raised in Texas, and will never live anywhere else.
  5. I married my wonderful husband exactly 1week after my birthday.
  6. I love Dallas Star Hockey!!!!!!!!!!
  7. My Mom is my best friend.
  8. My favorite movie is When Harry Met Sally.
*Pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered
http://tanisharenee.blogspot.com/
http://branchoutdesigns.blogspot.com/
http://idreamcreateinspire.blogspot.com/
http://thinkingofinking.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
http://thinkingofinking.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/
http://www.craftybearsden.blogspot.com/
http://nancywithajones.blogspot.com/
http://www.scrappyhappiness.com/

*Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition

I'm off work today and I am TOTALLY loving the day off.  I am redoing the scrap space..stay tuned for pictures.

Hope you all have a great weekend and I'll see you next week!!