Scrapbooking SOS - is all about why I scrapbook. I scrap for me, my sanity and
for my creativity. Of course, my family benefits from it too.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

If It's Groovy - Best Kept Secret Scraplift & Zipper Flower

As a Design Team Member we were asked to Scraplift an awesome layout by Misty! Misty is a guest Designer and going to be participating in our Blog Hop-No Housework Day coming up on April 7th! Visit: Misty's Blog

Also If It's Groovy to check out everyone's take on the lift! Mark your calenders too! We are going to have fun and RAK's during the blog hop!

Here is what I came up with for the lift:

I altered my alphas with a little pigment ink.

Made paper four-leaf clovers and added some half pearls I actually picked up for my daughter's Tinkerbell Halloween LO. I love when I get to use my stash for more then what I intended too!

Here is a really cool tutorial that I just came across! One that I will have to add to the try it list!
Will have to try it...



Here is the link:
zipper-flower-tutorial

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Paper Secrets 2nd Birthday Bash & my 1st Challenge with them!

I am hoping to participate in the challenges online.


Here is the 1st Challenge I completed with them! The Challenge was:
Welcome to our first Use Your Supplies Challenge!
This month challenge is to use Border Stickers or Alpha Stickers but altering them in some way!

Ideas:
- Create your own pattern paper, by sticking some Border Stickers onto plain cardstock!
- Create a frame with Border Stickers
- Use Border Stickers to create lines for journaling
- Use Rhinestones over Alpha Stickers
- Use Rub-ons on top of Alpha Stickers
- Apply Stickles to Alpha Stickers
- Color Alpha Stickers w/acrylic paint to match your project
- Mix and match Alpha Stickers from different sets for a fun titile

Any other ideas?


My Challenge entered:

My inked up edges since I didn't like any letter I had on hand and I had some paper left from the LO.


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Today is the day!

Today is the day! I am part of the Nikki Sivils Showcase!


My apple picking layout I did with the "Tree Love" Collection is up!
I actually have to thank Becky(my daughter for making the day and page shine!)





Check out the blog at http://nikkisdoghouse.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fisk-a-teer WSO challenge is over!


So, I didn't get to finish all 20 of the Challenges but I had fun and it was rewarded too!
Check out the highlighted spot below! Congrats! to my fellow Fiskateers too!



Winter Stamp Out is Over, Hello Spring!

Thank you to all the talented and creative Fiskateers who joined in on all the inky fun of Winter Stamp Out. We played in the ink and filled up over 30 pages in the gallery with stamped creations. I think everyone learned a little something along the way, even if it was what didn’t work. Much to my surprise 14 Fiskateers completed all 20 of the challenges that I posted. Give a big hand to the following dedicated Fiskateers: Christina #4635Cindy #4113Debbie C. #4668Donna #4454Donna #6036Emily #7021Greta #6713Groovy Deb #2644Kelly #6849Mary #5509Sandy #1781Sandy #4165Susan #2072, and Tona #4437. I hope you’ll click on the names to see their beautiful creations and leave a little well deserved love and praise if you see something that inspires you. After all, that’s what the whole event was about - spending time creating together and inspiring each other. I couldn’t do it without all the amazing Fiskateers who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get inky. Thank you to each and every one of you who joined in on the fun!
Oh, prizes, did somebody mention prizes. It’s no secret I have a little love affair going on with rubber stamps, so I’ve ordered new Simple Stick Stamps as prizes for this event which haven’t yet arrived on my doorstep. I’m sure they’ll be here in the next few days. Here’s the list of challenges and who won a stamping prize from me:
1. Winter Stamp Out Warm-Up–Lauren #6510
2. Inspired by Nature–Kelly #6849
3. Finish What You Started–Kelly #6558
4. Color me Pastel–Tona #4437
5. By the Numbers–Emily #7021
6. Black & White–Donna #4454
7. Get off the Paper–Michelle #7586
8. One square Inch–Kimberlee #2494
9. Orange Goes With_____–Laura B. #4961
10. The rule of threes–Cindy #4113
11. Let’s get trashy–Christina #4635
12. The envelope please–Groovy Deb #2644
13. The Ugly Duckling–Mary #5509
14. The Card Sentiment Game–Lisa #4791
15. Lift Us Up–Maxine #2981
16. Show Us Your Inky Fingers–Donna #6036
17. Stamping Alliteration Game–Greta #6713
18. Q & A Stamping Style–Pam #6843
19. I’ve always wanted to try…–Lizzie #5926
20. Simon says 5, 4, 3, 2, 1–Sandy #1781
If your name is listed as one of the winners, please send an email to tami@fiskateers.com with all of your shipping information. Thanks again for an inky good time!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Absolutely Incredible Kid Day®

Here is my LO for Absolutely Incredible Kid Day® This was a challenge I was given on the Design Team for If It's Groovy Blog.


For this challenge it was easy and odd how it came so easy after being so frustrated! I actually wasn't frustrated with my daughter, who this letter was written to. I was frustrated mainly with two current details of life: One, was dealing with the last two weeks of double shifts my husband was pulling. Second, was the whole house being hit with a stomach virus that didn't leave from a week. I left the house frustrated because finally hubby was home, but asleep on the couch dead to our world. I needed a break away for just an hour! So, I went and sat by the river. Pouted a bit and started writing my letter to my daughter. 
It reads: 
You are amazing! Your mind is never idle. You are always thinking about something. the ideas you come up with and you can't even write yet! You take pencil & paper scribble something down. Then hold up your scribble and sing away a perfect song. Now at just 4 years, you can remebr jingles and songs.Driving me crazy asking who sings the song and what is the name of the song. 
Taylor Swift has been your favorite since 3. Maybe longer, just I know at 3, I noticed you singing her lines and picking her our anywhere. Even her songs after the first few notes! 
Your amazing! You raid my closet pulling out whatever you can find. usually it is my fancy shoes and come out announcing your getting married! Now, I sit here crying because of your spirit, determination and will. I love you and don't evr lose those qualities!
Love,
Mom

There was so much more to write and I know I could have expanded more. But that will be for the next letter I write to her!

On the Layout: I used Heidi Grace - Wildflowers Decor Stripe pattern paper cut into 2 1/2" wide strips and 10" in length edge distressed. The solid reverse was used for background. Used leftover envelope I had for the letter edge distressed and inked. A sheet of colored printer paper for my handwritten letter written with a blue glitter gel pen. Same blue printer printer for the accent quote stamped with Close To My Heart Hollyhock ink. Then fussy cut the quote. All of the papers, mats and photo except background paper were corner rounded. Photo mat, envelope and title were edge inked with Close to My Heart Heavenly Blue. I cut two different sized Imaginisce flowers in half, stapled them together and attached them behind the matted photo. Took two more flowers varied sizes and a flocked blue brad attached them to the envelope. Put brad through only one layer of the envelope so the letter can be pulled out! 


A Few More from Fisk-a-teers winter Stamp Out!

We had a busy day yesterday! Didn't get to finish all that I wanted too, but I do have one section of my kitchen counters done and a sink put in!

I still had a few cabinets to fill up to clear off the kitchen table and pack up some stuff I wasn't going to be using for a while. Here is some more of what got done for the online crop. 


Fisk-a-teers Winter Stamp Out 


  • The deadline for all challenges is Wednesday, March 23rd at 10:00am PST
Links to Challenges:
Finish What You Started--challenge is live! I am working on this one! Here is what I started:
By the Numbers--challenge is live Here is what I came up with:


One square Inch--challenge is live Here is what I came up with:
Orange Goes With_____--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
The rule of threes--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
Let's get trashy--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
The Ugly Duckling--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
Show Us Your Inky Fingers--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
    I've always wanted to try...--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
      Simon says 5, 4, 3, 2, 1--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!

        Monday, March 21, 2011

        OK, Today is the day!

        If you don't know already I will be announced as a Design Team(DT) Member on  If It's Groovy blog. It will happen at 12 a.m. on March 21st! So, click on over and check it out!

        I also just got an e-mail this week that I will be "Showcased" on Nikki Sivils blog for a layout(LO) I did from Apple picking with the kids. I used her papers to create the LO and she liked what I did. So, click on over on March 26th and I will be "Showcased" 
        Well you made it to my blog! Welcome finally! If you haven't started following, please sign up! I started in Jan this year to keep an update journal so to speak of my work, life and creativity that happens!The SOS standing for - Saving Our Sanity. As Gerry(my husband) puts it! The "Our" is for the family!

        Sunday, March 20, 2011

        More completed for Fisk-a-teers Winter Stamp Out

        So, last night Luke(my 1 yr old) and I headed for bed at 8:30 p.m. I couldn't even keep my eyes open for the first 15 minutes of Ax Men. We DVR shows since we usually can't sit down at the same time nor long enough to watch them. Anyway, since I got a good nights sleep, which usually doesn't happen often! I am here posting what I completed yesterday in the late afternoon, before dinner.


        Fisk-a-teers Winter Stamp Out 



        • The deadline for all challenges is Wednesday, March 23rd at 10:00am PST
        Links to Challenges:
        Finish What You Started--challenge is live! I am working on this one!

        Color me Pastel--challenge is live Here is what I came up with:
        By the Numbers--challenge is live In the works!
        Black & White--challenge is live Here is what I came up with:

        Get off the Paper--challenge is live Here is what I came up with:
        One square Inch--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
        Orange Goes With_____--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
        The rule of threes--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
          Let's get trashy--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
          The envelope please--challenge is live Here what I came up with:

          The Ugly Duckling--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
            Show Us Your Inky Fingers--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
            I've always wanted to try...--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!
              Simon says 5, 4, 3, 2, 1--challenge is live Need to Complete Yet!

                Saturday, March 19, 2011

                Fisk-a-teers Winter Stamp Out - Online Crop

                Starting officially today until Wednesday you can work on the Challenges here at Fisk-a-teers. Just started this afternoon and my first two are done. Since the kids are asleep going to work on a few more and then to bed!


                Fisk-a-teers Winter Stamp Out **Master Thread**

                The Rules:  
                • All entries must be new projects, never before posted in the gallery.  You can't enter older projects from your gallery.
                • Only one challenge per project. You can't enter any one project for more than one challenge.
                • All entries must be posted in the Fiskateer gallery and linked to the appropriate message board thread to be entered in the challenges. 
                • The prizes for all of the challenges will include a set of the new Simple Stick Stamps which are shipping to me now :)
                • The deadline for all challenges is Wednesday, March 23rd at 10:00am PST
                Links to All Challenges:
                1. Winter Stamp Out Warm-Up--challenge is live!
                2. Inspired by Nature--challenge is live!
                3. Finish What You Started--challenge is live!
                4. Color me Pastel--challenge is live
                5. By the Numbers--challenge is live
                6. Black & White--challenge is live
                7. Get off the Paper--challenge is live
                8. One square Inch--challenge is live
                9. Orange Goes With_____--challenge is live
                10. The rule of threes--challenge is live
                11. Let's get trashy--challenge is live
                12. The envelope please--challenge is live
                13. The Ugly Duckling--challenge is live
                14. The Card Sentiment Game--challenge is live
                15. Lift Us Up--challenge is live
                16. Show Us Your Inky Fingers--challenge is live
                17. Stamping Alliteration Game--challenge is live
                18. Q & A Stamping Style--challenge is live
                19. I've always wanted to try...--challenge is live
                20. Simon says 5, 4, 3, 2, 1--challenge is live

                  Have Bunches of Inky Fun Everyone!!!!

                _____________________________
                Tami #804
                Lead Fiskateer 

                OK, so for the first challenge I took these two pics since I wasn't sure what direction the changelles were going to head.



                For the next challenge we had to use pics posted or our own.
                Here are ones I liked:
                 Vicky's 7622 pic
                 Brenda's 3635 pic

                Since Becky is totally into Purple lately. I used this image posted
                 Michelle's 3624 Pic

                Here is what I came up with! Now just to get the pics!