Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Paper Variety

It's almost time.... The new challenge blog, The Paper Variety, will be having their first challenge on September 15th. How exciting to be able to participate on the very first challenge this blog is offering. Tomorrow they will be announcing the first design team members. The members don't even know yet if they were chosen. Everyone will find out tomorrow. Such suspense.

Pay a visit to TPV and check out how you could have the opportunity to win Echo Park's Life is Good paper kit. I love Echo Park paper so much. This is a great giveaway.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

24 Hour Challenge

At Scrappin-n-Chattin we have a challenge once a month called the 24 Hour Challenge. Each person chooses 3 paper collections that they have and want to work with. The hostess, April, chooses 3 sketches. April then selects which player will make the selections for another player. On Friday evening she announces which collection and sketch each person is to use and we have until 9pm on Saturday to create a layout. It is so much fun. I so look forward to it every month.

This month my selections were the Sophie collection from Bo Bunny and Sketch #1 which was a sketch from Got Sketch, #74.

And this is the page I created. These are photos of my granddaughter the day her sister was born. She was so excited to become a big sister. After spending some time at the hospital with the baby and everyone, we brought her home with us so Mom and Dad could have some peace. Morgan loves to pose for photos.

Thanks for looking.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Check Out This Giveaway!

I just followed a link to the blog Obsessed with Scrapbooking. There is a giveaway going on there right now. She is giving away 3 Cricut cartridges for 3 different people. Check out this post. I totally love the cards she created. I'm so excited about following her now. There is so much great information on this blog. Go take a look. The giveaway ends August 25th, so hurry on over.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mark Your Calendar!!!

The Paper Variety is launching its very first challenge on September 15!!! Be sure to check TPV on the 15th to join in on the fun. Be one of the first to participate in the awesome fun that Abby and Suzanne have planned for all paper crafters. There will be sketches, color and technique challenges, photo inspiration and much more - something different every week!! I hope I see you there.

TPV is looking for members for its Design Team. If you are interested, please read this post and submit your application to thepapervariety at gmail dot com. Applications are being accepted through August 25th.


Friday, August 20, 2010

Every Day Card Challenge

At Scrappin-n-Chattin we are currently running a challenge to create a card every day. And for this month, they are to be Christmas cards. How fun to be creating holiday cards during the summer. There were 2 options - creating 30 cards, or 15. I chose to try to do 15. So far I am up to 4. It's quite fun and very challenging for me. It will be so nice to have a stash of holiday cards all ready for addressing in December.

My day 4 card also qualifies for our Card Challenge #1 this month at SnC. The challenge was to use a transparency. I used one I had from the Eskimo Kisses collection from Basic Grey. It's such a wonderful collection. The colors are awesome and non-traditional. I really like how it turned out.

I am also going to enter this card into a contest at The Paper Variety. Abby and Suzanne will chose a random winner to receive the Imaginisce Christmas Cottage 6 x 6 paper pad, greetings rub-ons and holly stamp. So much fun.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Blog Hop Winner!!

I hope everyone enjoyed our first Scrappin-n-Chattin Blog Hop. I really enjoyed reading all the wonderful comments about the border punches, my layout and my puppy. Thank you so much for all of the nice things you had to say.

Now to announce the winner of the Martha Stewart Deco Fan punch. The Random Number Generator chose #31.

#31 - Jennyplace2

Congratulation Jenny!!!

Please email me at ssedlak815 at gmail dot com with your address and I will get the punch into the mail to you. I hope you enjoy the set and will share your creations with me.

Thanks again for all who participated in the hop.

Border Punches

Welcome to my blog, The Scrappings of Sue. I hope you are having fun on our blog hop today. If you reached my blog from Theresa's blog, you are in the right place!! If not, you will want to start here, at Abby's blog. You will want to hop in the order outlined in Abby's blog. You will be collecting a secret word from each blog. You can read all the details about this from Abby. Be sure to check out our Yahoo! Group, Scrappin-n-Chattin. We are a great group of talented friends. You will find so much support and inspiration here.

I have so fallen in love with border punches. I have collected quite a number over the past year and try to use them whenever I can. I get very excited when I see a sketch or challenge to use border punches.

I have also fallen in love with combining the use of the corner punches in conjuction with a border punch to create an edge all the way around the page. To make the sizing work, you have to have the paper cut to a specified size. These are the dimensions that are included inside the package:

3.25 inches / 8.25 cm
5 inches / 12.7 cm
6.75 inches / 17.15 cm
8.5 inches / 21.59 cm
10.25 inches / 26.04 cm
12 inches / 30.48 cm

Today I creating a page based on a sketch that I found on Julie Bonner's blog. Here is the sketch:

Although this sketch did not use a border punch, I used one on one of the paper elements. Here is what I used:

My paper is cut into a 10.25" square. This Punch Around the Page set is called Scallop 3 Dot. To begin, punch each corner.

Next, line up one of the corners with the pattern just to the right or left of the punch part of the punch. I always go to the right. Line up the pattern further down on the punch after you make the first punch.

Continue around the page.

And here is the final product.

I am doing a giveaway. How would you like to win a Punch Around the Page of your own? All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and become a follower of my blog. I will do random drawing on Monday morning. The winner will receive this Martha Stewart Deco Fan Punch Around the Page Punch.

So now I have my secret word for you - friendly .

Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed your time at my blog. Now, continue your journey on our blog hop and visit Laura.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Something for Everyone

It was great to get scrapping today. I started to think about this layout yesterday at work. For SnC, one of the challenges this month is to create a layout with a list. I was thinking about Willie and how amazing he has turned out to be and it hit me that words about him would make a perfect list.

I really wanted to do a page for Papercraft Star this week as well, but was really not sure that I could get it done. While I was running errands this morning, I decided to try to combine the SnC challenge and this week's Papercraft Star challenge on the same layout. PCS challenge is to include buttons, bows and bling on a layout. I did it. Here is the layout.....

The bling is at the bottom of the photo mat, on each side of the date. And I tied bows on the 3 buttons. Thanks for looking.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Get Ready for a Blog Hop

I am so excited!! I get to be a part of a blog hop. My favorite scrapbooking group, Scrappin-n-Chattin is having a blog hop this week. It will will be Thursday through Sunday, the 12th-15th. There will be a lot of great projects displayed on the participants' blogs and many of them will be offering their own prizes. Take a look at the goodies being offered as the grand prize.

I hope you make plans to join our hop. It's sure to be great fun.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Blog Giveaway

My friend Abby is having a great giveaway on her blog. She is offering a 6 x 6 mini deck and Ready, Set Chipboard from the new Cosmo Cricket Matilda line. This line looks adorable. Take a look at this wonderful offering at Abby's blog. There are several ways to be eligible to win. One way is to become a follower of the new, exciting challenge blog that Abby and Suzanne are starting. It's called The Paper Variety. They are planning many great and inspiring activites. Another way for a chance at the drawing is to create a blog post of your own about Abby's giveaway. Or you can post a link to Abby's post on Facebook or Twitter. So many chances for a great prize. Good luck.