Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Design Team Call

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!
Its that time again!! We're looking for a new group of talented design team members to represent the scrappiest in us all.
This call is for a 6 month term and its open to anyone from anywhere.
Design team members are required to complete at least 3 layouts a month using my sketches.

To apply, please email the following to lizchidester6@gmail.com.
1. Send in 2 of your favorite layouts you have created. (does not have to be new)
2. A short paragraph telling me why you would make a great design team member.
3. A link to your online gallery and/or blog.

Please put The Scrappiest DT Call in the subject line.

There is no compensation for this position but this is a great way for you to get some experience and recognition as well as getting some layouts done. (What could be better than doing what you love, right?)

Deadline for submissions are January 25, 2010. Chosen design team members will be notified shortly after and start their term on Feb.1st. I can't wait to see your work! Good luck!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sneaky peek

Ready for a sneaky peek from a few of my projects from the January mini kit from Scrap For A Cure ? I really don't know why they're called "mini". They are so not!!

Kits will be up for sale January 3rd, a little late due to the holiday. You don't want to miss it!

Sketch 45

Good Monday morning! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Mine started out great and then we each took a yucky turn with the flu. *uck*
Today we're almost all better, I took down the tree and I feel like I can finally breathe. I love Christmas decor when its up but I love taking it down. :)
On to our next sketch...

Sketch 45

Here is what the DT created with the sketch:

Arlene Camacho
2 Front Teeth

Laurel Seabrook

Susan Bourgeois
So Quirky

Pearl Liu
Tweet Tweet

Liz Chidester
Naughty Or Nice

I bet you have a ton of Christmas pictures waiting to be scrapped...email me your LOs using my sketches to lizchidester6@gmail.com and you'll be entered in to win this month's prize.
Be on the look out for next month's sponsor. Its a doozy!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

May I toot a little?

I am sooo excited! I made the DT for a wonderful store called Your Scrapbook Stash. They have a super huge assortment from all of the brands we love in their store. They also have a "vintage shoppe" which I think is very cool. Go check them out!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

American Crafts rocks my world!

Seriously! I entered one of American Crafts' weekly challenges on their blog a few weeks ago and won. Check out what they sent me.

This is the whole Letterbox collection! Including 18 sheets of paper, 5 pkgs of Thickers, 3 stamps sets...I could go on and on.
If you haven't entered one of their challenges lately, DO IT!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sketch 44

Are you about ready for the big day? I'm getting there, slowly but surely.
Today will be the day I bake my bazillion variety of Christmas cookies to share with friends and neighbors. I'm sure I'll be looking like a plump gingerbread woman by the end of the day. *sigh*

Here is this week's sketch:

Sketch 43

Here's what the oh-so-wonderful DT did with the sketch:

Aphra Boyler
Merry & Bright

Laurel Seabrook

Arlene Camacho
I'm Gorgeous

Pearl Liu

Susan Bourgeois
3 Monkeys

Pretty fab examples, hugh? If you feel inspired to try the sketch, email me your LOs to lizchidester6@gmail.com and you'll be entered into the chance to win this month's prize.

Have a merry day!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Deck the Halls

I have finished my projects fom Jen's House Of Scrap's December kit called "Deck The Halls"so I'm ready to share. I seriously LOVE this kit. It is full of papers from Collage Press's Joyride and Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses. Embellies include BG chipboard, buttons and alphas; Scenic Route chipboard houses; Prima fabric title and Webster's Pages alphas and trim.
Its all so bright and whimsical -just my style!

Christmas Time Is Here

Christmas In Snowflake

The Hat

Pure Joy

And then of course the altered wooden sleigh in the post below. Oh what fun I've had. Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Is it ok...

to LOVE your own creations? Because I totally do.
I made this LO for this month's challenge on the My Mind's Eye blog. The challenge is to follow a given sketch and make your own hand made flowers, plus instructions. I have lots of MME products and I love to make flowers so I thought, why not?

For the flowers I made a poinsettia, rose, poppy and stacked flower.

I also incorporated this LO for another challenge

I also made this sleigh that I think turned out adorable. I've had this wooden sleigh in the garage for a few years just waiting to be dressed up. When my kit from Jen's House Of Scrap arrived yesterday I knew today was the day. I covered it with papers from Collage Press's "Joyride". I embellished it with chipboard from BG's "Eskimo Kisses" and wonderful findings from the thrift store.

I made the rose using instructions from the amazing Tim Holtz and everything got a nice coat of Shimmerz paints. I truly love that stuff!!

Thanks for letting me share!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sketch 43

I've got another sketch for you today. So here it goes:

Sketch 43

Here are a few examples from the fabulous DT.

Aphra Boyler
Party Girls

Laurel Seabrook
Hangin' Out

Susan Bourgeois

Pearl Liu
In My Life

Arlene Camacho
Perfect Pick

They're pretty awesome, I know. If you feel inspired to try the sketch, email your LOs to lizchidester6@gmail.com and you'll be entered into the chance to win our prize pack this month. I know this is a busy month for everyone, including me, but let me just tell you this...your chances of winning are pretty darn good this month. ;)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Sketch 42

Brrrrr.....it's beginning to feel alot like Christmas. The wind is blowing and it sends such a chill up your spine. There's also a snow warning for us so the kids may not have school tomorrow. They'll love that!

Are you ready for this week's sketch? Great, here it is:

Sketch 42

Little late with the turkey, I know, but you can put anything there in place of it. Check out the DT's creations.

Laurel Seabrook

Aphra Boyler
Naughty Or Nice

Arlene Camacho
Turkey Gone Wild

Susan Bourgeois

Pearl Liu

Beautiful jobs, right? If you try the sketch email it to me and you'll have a chance at winning that kit (in the upper right).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Wowzers Serendipity!!

The December kits at Serendipity Scrapbooks are now here, fabulous and for sale! Every month they offer 3 kits to choose from. Here are December's choices...

I Deserve It All kit

Altered Kit

Just Enough Please kit

Fabulous right? This month I got to play with the Just Enough kit. It was my first time using Webster's Pages. Man, they're beautiful papers! I was worried I didn't have any appropriate pictures to match but I think I managed ok.

Just Call Her Superwoman
My mother-in-law raised 6 boys (often terribly behaved boys) so ya, she's superwoman in my book. She's just not wearing the cape. My cute hubby is the one on the right.

One BIG Happy Family

Again, this is my husband's family. Big, hugh? The best times to get together for these types of pictures is for either a wedding or a funeral. Unfortunately this was taken after Grandpa Anderson's burial.


This is our Border Collie Sunny. Isn't she cute? I just love this dog. I swear she's half human -she's just so good and so smart.

Timeless Beauty

This is my mother-in-law and one of my sisters-in-law. (A few of my favorite women.) Aren't you loving this paper? Notice the clock hand? - It's included!

The Perfect Pear

Also included in the kit were these BG Nook&Pantry papers. They are just sooo cute in person!

Thanks for lookin!

December Prize

I was so busy all month and because I dragged my feet for quite a while, I have failed to get a sponsor for this month. So...I'll be sponsoring us this month. hehe!
Here's what one lucky winner will win:

Prize includes:

Pink Paislee Spring Fling Collection with die cut sheet, KI Memories pop culture lazer cut paper, Pink Paislee alphas, 1 pkg Rusty Pickle Swirly-Whirlie chipboard accents, Daisy D's rub ons, Imaginisce bling, All My Memories metal word strips and 2 yards coordinating ribbon

What do you have to do to win it? Simply complete any layouts using my sketches from this month or previous months. Email them to me and one winner will be chosen on January 1st. Email LOs to thescrappiest@frontiernet.net. Please include the sketch number you used in the subject line. You can enter once or as many sketches as your little heart desires. That's it!!

So let's get scrappin!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

November Winners

Check the post below to see all of November's entries. I am seriously so impressed with all the talent you all possess. But I could only choose one winner to receive the kit from Jen's House of Scrap. I chose this layout from Helen Tilbury.

Helen created this beautiful layout using sketch 36. I love all of the happy details and bright, fun colors. Congrats Helen!!! Email your addy and we'll get this prize out to you.

Now for our blog "follower" winner. I used Random.org, the number chosen was
40, who happens to be Linda!! Congrats Linda, you've won a special RAK from me!!! Please email me.

Thank you to everyone that participated this month. I will be posting December's prize soon.