Saturday, August 17, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash

This was the first time I had ever participated in a 10 Minute Craft Dash challenge, but I had so much fun with it!  I'll tell you what...when that timer is ticking away, it takes all of the second-guessing out of the equation.  You either do it or you don't.  And at 11:00pm, that's about all I could offer anyway.  :) 

Here are the supplies I threw together:

And here is the card I created:

The picture isn't great because I had to take it with my tablet at my craft table (hubby was on the computer at the time), but I'll retake it in the morning.  I love how this turned out.  I used a TON of Sweet Stamp Shop stamps to create the sentiment and papers from My Mind's Eye Adorbs collection (LOVE that line!!).  Threw on some embellishments and BAM!  Done!

Check out my time:    

Seriously.  And about half a second before this, my glue exploded all over the arrow wood veneer I was using.  ALL OVER.  I just smeared some off and placed it, then hit the timer to turn it off...glue still covering most of my finger tips.  It was MADNESS!  I audibly sighed when I was done and my husband thought something was wrong.  lol  I was just excited that it worked out right at the very. last. millisecond.  :)

Thanks for stopping by to see my creation!  Until next time...


Monday, August 5, 2013

It's Winner Time!

Happy Monday everyone!  Hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was spent decompressing at the lake, but now it's definitely a Monday and I have a "to-do" list to prove it.  :)

I wanted to pop in to post the winner from the giveaway on my blog!  Congrats Amie Lamm-Griffin!  Your comment was randomly chosen to receive the ATC collection!  Email me at onescrappynovice at yahoo dot com with your address and I will get them in the mail to you ASAP!

Thank you for hopping with me this weekend!  Have a great week!


Friday, August 2, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop Time!

Happy Friday!  Hope you're having fun while hopping along on the blog hop!  You should have come to me via Abbey Colbert's blog, but if you didn't, head over to ScrapbookSteals' blog to get started!  Here's the blog roll if you get lost along the way:

Venetia Holbrook
Lisa Kitzke
Michelle Cunningham
Abbey Colbert
Cristine Redmond < - You are here!
Staci Jones

Today everyone on the hop is featuring 7 Gypsies Vintage ATCs.  These things are so versatile, as I am sure you are finding out from all of the talented ladies on the hop!  For my first project, I decided to use mine as a journaling section for a layout.  Here's the layout:

When I found this picture in my stash, I knew I wanted to tell the back story of it.  This picture was taken by my best friend, who had moved in with me while my husband was away on his first deployment to Iraq.  On the journaling card, I decided to write what I would have told the girl in the picture.  We were newly married with no kids, so it was hard to think past the deployment and imagine what our future together might look like.  Here's my journaling:
I also wanted to accent the page with some clouds because even though it was a very heavy time in our lives, it was filled with so much love.  Distance really did make the heart grow fonder in our case. 

For my second project, I decided to make a card, using one of the ATCs as part of the background.  This black ATC was perfect to do some chalkboard doodle art on and to make the washi pennants stand out a bit more.  

That is all for now!  Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my work!!  I would love to give away a sampling of the ATCs I used!  To enter, become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me you did so.  This giveaway ends Sunday, August 4th at midnight CST.  I will draw a winner on Monday, August 5th! 

Now hop along over to the amazingly talented Staci Jones' blog! 

Until next time...