Sunday, January 31, 2010

Will YOU be CROWNED Ms. Scrapdango???

CROWNED is Almost Here!

Scrapdango is celebrating 4 years, and we are doing it in style with our very own “Crowned Pageant” contest!

Come join us for 4 weeks of Crowned Competition ScrapDango style! There will be weekly pageant competition challenges that will challenge your creativity. Each week the DT will award points for each contestant’s creation. The contestant with the most points at the end of each week will be sashed! If you are lucky enough to be SASHED, you will receive a fun prize pack! At the end of the month, the contestant with the most points will be crowned Queen of Scrapdango and win a guest design spot, including a full Scrapdango kit! There will be other challenges along the way as well, such as scavenger hunts, posting challenges, games, etc. These are voluntary, but they do help you to accumulate more points. The weekly pageant challenges are mandatory. The only way you will be de-sashed and leave the Pageant is if you fail to do the weekly challenges. To play you must visit the forums, say hello and register in the “Crowned” Thread. So come join us and stretch your creativity as we challenge you to Evening Gown, Swimsuit, Interview, and Talent Competitions! The first challenge will be issued February 1st.

International contestants are welcome to play and will receive a $6 shipping credit toward any prize they win. The balance of shipping will be that contestant's responsibility.

Invite a Friend!!! Post this announcement on your blog or favorite forums and have your friend tell us about your referal HERE for an additional point!!!!!!

We look forward to seeing you compete!!!

Dreamer 6th Anniversary Valentine Crop

Please join the Dream Girls at Scrapbook Dreamer for their 6th Anniversary Online Crop beginning February 1st.

Every Monday and Thursday the Dream Girls will be posting two challenges to inspire you! Plus there will be games, and how to's plus a few bonus challenges. Each challenge you complete you will receive an entry into a drawing for an awesome prize (will be pictured later) You will have until march 5th at 12:00pm est to complete as many challenges as you can!

It's going to be loads of fun and I can't wait to see what they have in store for us!
Hope to see you there and tell them Nik sent ya ;)

Welcome February!!


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Goodbye January

The first month of the year is almost over and I can tell already that 2010 is going to fly by for me.

My birthday is in just three days but I am planning on going out tomorrow night with some girlfriends from work if I can get a sitter. 40!!!! How did that happen???? My body sometimes feels far older than 40 but I still feel like a young 30 year old in my mind ;)

Here's a recent layout to share that was created for several forum challenges.

It's after 2:30am and I would like to get a couple of layouts done tonight so off I go.

Happy Saturday!!!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Kiki Art Giveaway!!!!!

Kiki Art is hosting a fabulous RAK giveaway on Sarah's blog!!! Take a looksie and put your name in the hat on this fabulous kit!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Much Needed Update with Pics

I'm so behind and out of the loop since returning from Mexico so here's a much needed update and pictures of my trip, recent layouts, and anything else I wanna throw in this post ;)

I went to La Villa to go to Mass and see all the pretty Christmas decorations in downtown D.F. This is the front of the church.

I love this picture. There's a softness to it that just catches my eye. I love taking pics in Twilight!!!

This is that same Christmas tree but from the inside of the church looking out. People were leaving Mass at the time I took the picture.

This Guadalupe light image is displayed in front of the main gates of the church. It's so beautiful and it's the first thing you see when you're walking toward the church from the lower parking deck.

This display in front of the alter is of the Three Kings presenting Jesus with their gifts. These three are who brings the children their gifts on the morning of January 6th.

We are currently having a Tango with Scrapdango Online Crop at Dango. I am hosting two challenges for the crop. This first layout, just lovely, is for my "Shorty Got Low, Low, Low, Low" Challenge requiring you to make a negative space layout with your picture at the right corner of your page. I kept this page girlie using soft colors like pink, teal and mint green and added a little flirt by adding a pink chipboard birdie with heart wing and felt buttons and flourishes.

10 Reasons I Love You is my example layout for my "Across the Border" Challenge in the Tango with Dango Crop. For this challenge, your layout must have border strips. In my layout, I used a die cut border strip followed by a stitched ribbon border strip followed by a patterned paper border strip that I fringed and rolled. The "love" journal box is a mixture of rub-ons and hand-drawn lines. The "love" title came in a rub-on pack along with the hearts and "I Love You" wording in the title. The torn paper edge is Jenni Bowlin as well as the "Name and Numbering" grid on the right side. I hand-drew the right side of the grid so I would have more room for journaling my reasons. I kept embellishments few and simple since your eye is busy enough with the stitching, journal box and paper rolling.

I have some more new layouts that I have made for various Tango Challenges but will post them later.

Also, the Groovy Gals are hosting a Birthday Bash Blog Hop with loads of challenges and prizes on various Groovy Gals blogs. I had intentions on participating in this Hop but my Mexico trip hindered my participation so please accept my apologies for not hosting a challenge myself.

I have to get ready for work soon so Happy Monday and I will post again soon. Promise ;)


Do you own a Cricut???

If you do, then you will want to head over to Michele's blog for her awesome give-away. Good luck and Happy Monday!