Friday, February 27, 2009
Posted by Liz Chidester at 11:57 AM
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I used a computer generated random drawing to choose our February "follow my blog" winner. The computer chose 12 which is..................Lyssa!
Congratulations, Lyssa you are the winner of this 7Gypsies Nottinghill kit! Email me with your address and I'll get this out to you ASAP.
I will post the March prize soon.
Posted by Liz Chidester at 9:56 AM
Sunday, February 22, 2009
I've been looking forward to this day for a while now. I am so excited to announce our new design team and to reveal my first sketch! Thank you for all the entires. It really was a tough decision for me. If you didn't make it, please don't be discouraged. Your time will come!! And please don't go away. We're going to have some fun. I plan on posting lots of challenges with great prizes and lets not forget the "follow my blog" giveaway each month.
Here is our new design team:
Now lets see what this wonderful design team came up with for our first sketch:
Posted by Liz Chidester at 6:50 PM
Friday, February 20, 2009
I've been a busy girl! My Sketch World is having a Cyber Crop this weekend to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary. It is full of challenges. And I LOVE challenges. (scrapbooking challenges, not life challenges).
For this one I had to use one of the My Sketch World sketches AND use only the colors red, black and white AND use circle shapes and Dots. Whew! This was tricky because I don't have too much dotted paper so I had to make my own.
This is a paper bag gift card holder made out of , yes, a brown paper bag. Can you believe it? Such a cute idea! You just stitch around the edges, leaving the top open, cover with paper and embellish! I'm sure I will make many more of these in the near future!
This challenge was to use a My Sketch World sketch and only the colors red, white and blue. I don't have any patriotic pictures at the moment so I needed to find a way to still be able to do the challenge. So I chose using light blue instead and it worked!
Decorating heart cookies is our Valentine family tradition. The kids look forward to this all year. Maybe I should extend this tradition to other holidays too. Hmmm...
And finally...these cards were made for the manufacturer challenge. The flower card was made using Chatterbox and the Congrats card was made using Dream Street Papers.
Whew! I get a little addicted to challenges and contests but I love 'em! You should all go check out the fun. Cyber crop ends Monday. (Link below)
Now I need to go spend some quality time with my kiddos.
Posted by Liz Chidester at 2:08 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I would invite you all to visit and join a new forum by My Sketch World. It is packed full of the nicest ladies and I hear there are going to be several challenges and give-aways to come. After you've registered go to the introduction link and tell them marthasdaughter sent you. Hope to see you there!
My Sketch World Forum
Posted by Liz Chidester at 8:10 AM
Monday, February 16, 2009
Alright, this call is now closed. I am honored at the number of beautiful entries I received. Thank you all for even wanting to be apart of this blog. There is so much talent out there! I have contacted a few chosen already but there are still a few more I haven't. The new design team will be announced next Monday. Thank you all again.
Posted by Liz Chidester at 8:49 AM
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Just a reminder about our design team call. All submissions are due Feb. 15th.
Posted by Liz Chidester at 11:45 AM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Here's a LO I did about my Valentine.
Post a comment with a link to a LO about your Valentine. I'd love to see it!
Just for fun, here are some fun facts about Valentine's Day:
There are different ideas as to where or how the celebration of Valentine's Day began.
The Roman's celebrated a festival called Lupercalia on February 15. This festival was held to ward off the danger of wolves to their flocks and honored their God Lupercalia. This is one idea. The Christian Church had two Saints named Valentine and two other ideas center around them. The Roman Emperor, Claudius the II forbade young men to marry in 200 A.D. He believed single men made better soldiers, free of family concerns. A priest named Valentine disobeyed the Emperor and married couples in secret. The next Saint Valentine was a lover of children but, was imprisoned when he would not honor other gods. The children missed him and wrote messages of affection to him. They threw their notes through the bars of his cell. This may have been the beginning of exchanging messages. He was executed on February 14, 269 A.D. Pope Gelasius in 496 A.D. named February 14th, Valentine's Day, after him. The fourth idea concerning the celebration of Valentine's Day is based on the belief that birds or fowl pick their mates on February 14th. It was believed love birds in particular, chose this day to begin mating.
The modern day celebration of Valentine's Day seems to have begun in France and England. On Valentines Eve young people would gather and pick names becoming a valentine to whose ever name they chose.
Cupid, Doves, Love Birds, Roses, Hearts and Arrows are all symbols of the Valentine's Day Holiday.
Cupid was the symbol for the Roman God of Love.
Posted by Liz Chidester at 1:43 PM
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
This week on "Scrapbooking Challenges", the challenge was to create a cluster. I'm seeing clusters all over the place these days and I love the look. I don't do too much of it but after completing the challenge, I may do more. I love the outcome!
Take a look!
Dream Street Papers "Tea For Two" patterned paper
Rose vellum paper (don't know who made, I've had it for like 8 years!!)
Martha Stewart Flourishes stamp
Sticko alpha stickers
"Home Accents" Cricut cartridge
Now lets see some clustering from you! Email me your layouts and I will display the 3rd layout I get.
Posted by Liz Chidester at 1:11 PM
Monday, February 2, 2009
I want to know who is following my blog and I'd like to recruit more. So for a nice incentive, here's what I'll do. Simply follow my blog publicly and at the end of each month, I'll draw a name and that lucky winner will receive a prize.
A wonderful kit from 7Gypsies "Nottinghill" collection. I love this collection. It's very romantic with a vintage feel. Kit includes 6 sheets of 12x12 paper, 1 sheet of rub ons, and 3 yards of coordinating ribbon. (ribbon made by Schiff) So lets see your beautiful faces up there!
Posted by Liz Chidester at 12:03 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Welcome to The Scrappiest blog. I am so excited to launch my new scrapbook sketch blog. I am looking for a few design team members who are creative, like to have fun and love scrapbooking as much as I do.
Design team members are required to complete at least 2 layouts a month using my sketches.
To apply please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Send in 2 of your favorite layouts you have created .
2. Send in 1 card you have created .
3. A paragraph telling me why you would make a great design team member.
4. A link to your online gallery and/or blog. (if you have one)
There is no compensation for this position but the chosen design team members will receive a RAK each month as a special bonus. This is also a great way for you to get some experience as well as getting some layouts done. (What could be better than doing what you love, right?)
Deadline for submissions are Feb. 15, 2009. Chosen design team members will be notified by Feb. 20, 2009.
I can't wait to see your work! Good luck!
Posted by Liz Chidester at 5:47 PM