Join me in my digital scrapbooking adventure and a recipe from time to time. My Dear teenage son has found a world geography game for you, it is at the very bottom of this blog. He would be so pickled happy if you played along and left him a comment in the 'c-box'.
Link to my quick pages, recipe cards, and freebies available.
Also... feel free to visit my CT blog for additional freebies and news from my Creative Team the "Scrapping Gems".
There will be a prize bonus scrap kit ' Frosted Meadow' to all who complete the challenge and a bonus prize pack also. I love these challenges and I hope that you do too or will come on and try one, I think they are a blast! See you all on Friday night. If you can not make it on Friday night, if there is enough interest in a Saturday morning time I can add that time slot as well.
This has been made with Amanda's and my kit 'Frosted Meadow' and the kit will be given as the bonus posting award upon completion of the challenge.
What you need: about two-two and a half hours of time set aside.
1.) Sign into the forum here 15 minutes before the speed scrap.(there will be a new thread.)
2). Have your scrapping software open and ready to create.
3.) Have your photos, digital scrapping papers and elements ready to dig through your stash.
4.) Follow the directions as to what to include on your page one step at a time.
5.) We will give an additional hour to complete your LO and have it uploaded to the gallery.
6.) Prizes given.
7.) then we all leave love for our speedy creations!
** lots of chatting along the way!
**please note, you will need to save frequently as we go along, ah just in case Happy Scrapping and God Bless,Crystal
Technique Challenge sample
Hello Everyone, I hope that you all had an amazing Chritmad holiday. Mine was great, I made a deck of playing cards out of a scrap page layout for my Sister-in-Law and she was really pleased with them. She was showing them around to everyone, and they do plan to use them to play cards with, I am so glad!
A friend told me about them at heritage makers and then I googled Wal-mart.com photo center and they had them there so I uploaded a trimmed copy of a LO of my nieces and nephew and had them ship to the store here for free. It took about a week and was really worth it! I also made a deck for Grandpa to send to him in Arkansas. I hope that he likes them as well.
I also made some CD calendars from my Pink-a-Dilly kit for the girls and I struggled with how to get the CD cases to 'stand'-up. It took me a while to get it. You have to take the case apart and flip over the cover backwards and reconnect it and the layout goes in sideways to make a photo stand PHEW! I did it! Looks so cute. Now I have to print out another one to show everyone. I did save the files as Qp's so I will have them available in the store when the kit comes out as well.
I will be hosting a scrap challenge at Life-Scrappers on scrapping techniques soon and hope to have an advanced technique challenge for you the first part of January. Sue did such an amazing job on her LO here that I asked her for instructions to it. You need to get a PS filter to do the technique, that is why it is advanced. I hope that some of you will play along. There will be a posting bonus freebie but that has not been determined as yet. My sample for the techniques challenge.
And here is a sample mini kit freebie exclusive to the blog here of my Pink-a-Dilly kit.
I am a new designer and excited to be holding my first creative team call. I can't wait to hear from you.
I am looking for four permanent CT and possibly some guests, please note whether you would consider a guest spot.
I want to get to know a little about you. please apply to CjozByDesign@gmail.com with (CT call) in the subject line.
Please provide: a sentence or two about yourself and family, (faith optional)... a short biography.
your username and link to your best gallery and DST gallery
list of any creative teams that you are on.
list of digi scrap skills as in quality control, ad making, preview making, creating blinkies, banners, etc. or if you like to make quick pages or freebies. (this will not be required, but will be optional work with special bonuses to those who do help out in these areas.) A link to your blog if you have one.
Creating two layouts per product downloaded from my store. (Only what you want to work with.) A minimum of two LO a month.
Uploading layouts to galleries of your choice and Life-Scrappers.com and Colorlinedesigns.com participation in my challenge/(s) (currently I am hosting a techniques challenge at life-scrappers.com )
light participation in CT forum.
leavin love for those who use my products.
** I will have stores at Life-Scrappers and Color-line Designs if everything goes as planned :D
Angels, sugar and spice...everything nice. I will have my grand opening in a few days at my new store. But since so many of you are dancing around waiting I thought that I would tempt you all a little with a sneak peek preview of what I have. When I decide what I have to play with and what will go nicely with the kit I will do a freebie for you as an add on so hold on to your seats, It will be a blog exclusive. So make sure to stop on by once the kit comes out. I am still keeping it a secret as to where I am selling at until this 'DEBUT' kit is up in the store.
Isn't funny how life can turn around on you one minute you have nothing interesting going on and maybe you are on the verge of boredom or have fallen into the doldrums already. But then something unexpected happens and life seems so full? Then you are overwhelmed because there are just too many things to do? Oh, my Gosh!! This week was busy.
They remodelled my kitchen cupboards on Tues. and I had a couple of days notice to pack up all of my things. I really did not realize how much stuff I had lurking in those cupboards and shelves. Isn't it weird what you can accumulate in nine years.
OK, so I made it through the crunch and I am getting my products ready for the store... shhh I still am keeping it to myself until I get my products in there.
I opened up my e-mail today and another site has contacted me about an opportunity there also.
Sometimes it just comes in droves!!! ;) I am so excited!
Well, among all of this craziness I still have not put up the Christmas tree I was waiting on the remodel and then it was SUPER cold out...-17 below Brrrr. I did not want to go out to the storage building and poke around in the dark for my stuff and then haul things inside... well this weekend's forecast is ...........LOTS MORE SNOW! I am down to the minute and need to get this done.
Oh yeah, and in some 'me time' I figured out how to do felt elements and glitter so here is a sample and I am doing it as a CU commercial use item. All of the layers are separated into individual .png layers and I also included the colored element as well. How Great is That?
I did the packaging for this, What do you think, I think it turned out all right.
Holly Jolly Express blog train is going on, 80 stops. Image at the top of the blog is clickable to take you to the master list of all the stops. I have to find my blog list code, Oh, my! me e-mail is so stuffed. Time for a clean out at the end of the week... back to packing and cleaning...
My store opening at ???? shhhhhh it's not revealed yet. Is coming soon.....
Well, the Holly Jolly Blog train is here and this will be my contribution tomorrow. Dec. 15th. I will post the links tonight/ tomorrow morning at 12:30 AM CDT by scheduled post.
I was told that the kitchen remodel will be on Tues. I have to pack up my kitchen and dining rooms for the cupboards install. I hope to get the nice new oak cupboards. I have to remember to get some pics taken egads! I would rather be scrapping and designing than cleaning. rahahahaaa!
Now I know when I will have a house back to normal again so I can get up the Christmas tree after Tues. is over. Woot! come on back tomorrow for my Holly Jolly Express contribution. Now for today's freebie. Need a little Love? Here is my treat from playing around with acrylics.
Getting ready for Christmas. I heard today that they will come in to do the kitchen remodel on Tuesday 12-16. So I will have time to get the tree up after that! woot! I was worried that I would not be able to do much decorating. Boy will I be busy.
I have been accepted into a scrap store and my store will be open soon woot! I am so excited!!! So my scrap ID will drop down to Crystal's Creations. I will still use Crystal Creations by Design for the blog for the freebies. I will have more about this soon!
My son is a teenager and I had no clue what to get him but it worked out. I can't wait to see his face when he opens up his gift. ;)
I am a good elf. I have all of the presents and they are all hidden in the storage closet and under a blanket and wrapped hee hee. I only have to get the stocking stuffers and a few other gifts for friends. I am dating someone and have no idea what to get him. I don't date much. This is aaaaaaa weird.
I Have a Christmas freebie for you. I have been playing around with acrylics and I had scanned in a knotted ribbon so here are the spoils. Another one for you next week!
I have some undisturbed time on the computer this weekend and had a great scrap design session. I was asked for my crochet designs so I have made up a pack and a freebie. Just in time to get ready for the Sweet Heart kits for February. :) And there are plenty of flowers for you that are in the middle of summer right now. ;)
I am packaging up my blog train items for the Holly Jolly Express. This will debut on Mon. the 15th. I will have from one to 4 freebie packs for you ...Merry Christmas everyone!
This is Crochet Array... I am not at a store yet but contact me if you are interested in this pack. CJozByDesign@gmail.com It had some PSD and PSP files as well for easy recoloring. All item are ecru (off-white) and can be used in commercial kits as is or you may be as creative as you want. I also allow web design with this item.
No Freebies as is...You must change them in some way and incorporrate them in your own design, re-coloring does not count. You can add your own buttons or glitter or fastener and make it unique.
A special thank you to Dana Frantz for her psp tube.
My Best Friend and I went to a Norweigan potato flatbead-lefsa bake sale today. We were hoping for the cookies too but they were not to start that until 10:00 and the lefsa sale started at 9:00 so we did not stay around.
Baby it's COLD out here. It was -8 belowFahrenheit (windchill) this morning. That is a cold spell!!!! We usually do not have that cold of temps for a month yet. All that snow the last few days have kept things insulated and the north winds blew and well...BBBRBBRBRBRRRRRRRrrrrrrrr! hahaha. Good to stay in on the computer. LOL!
We are supposed to get 3 more inches of the white stuff...$!&#! 9snow) hey, that is a foul word, no swearing! hahahaa. And it is a four letter word too. heeheehee. ;)
I priced the ingredients for the pies and MAN! blueberries are high! Oh My Goodness! So now my BFF's neighbors are going to share a pie instead of getting one each. I did not realize that fruit pies were so spendy. :O
I am glad about the positive responses to my Transcendat kit. I enjoyed making it and learning about the quality issues so there were just too many to re-do the whole kit so I hope that some of you are OK with using it as is. sorry. My kits from now on will be up to quality. Really no one had ever told me any of that stuff before. I am hoping to have an add on to the Transcendant kit for all of the stuffies that it is missing. I made a few pages with it and the one QP but it was lacking something??.....hmhmmmmm.
Sneak Peek at my Holly Jolly freebies... just check out my new blog trimmings :D. They turned out all right I am so excited about the blog train on Monday the 15th. There are SOsososososos many stops. Bust the external hard drives LOL.
I am not CTing for anyone right now as all of my designers have retired. :( So I guess I will focus on my own scrapping and buy a few things here and there then guess what? yeah, I get to show them off here! mrhrhahahaaaa.
I just have not been into the challenges like I was before and now that Digital Candy is closing I am so, so bummed. Now I have to haunt and lurk somewhere else ;) heehee. What happened to the sweet shoppe cookie template...I loved those, I was going shopping over there to do a few, now that I understand the mechanics of using a template mahahaaaa ;) ...and now the new ones are gone! bummer!
Talking about pie... That pumpkin pie that I made for Thankgiving blossomed into an order for 6 pies for Christmas. The ladies are also interested in me making cookies for them as well. I did sell my cookies a couple years ago to co-workers but the scrapping has taken over much of my time instead of the baking so I did not do very much Christmas baking last year. It is good to know that I will be able to bake some and won't have to worry about finding a giveaway home for it when I have the orders for it and it will bring in a little bit of pocket spending money. :D
Here is what I made for the Sweet Tart Collab Freebie kit Grandma's Kitchen from the Digital Candy December freebie available to registered members of DC. DC is closing unless Heidi finds a new owner so make sure to grab the Sweet Tart Kits ASAP!
Hi everyone I am sitting here this morning wathching the snow fall down so quietly. It is cold here already feels more like our January.It is in the low teens fahrenheit. I guess it is going to be a long cold winter. I was going to go to the store today but I think I will caccoon in and make a pot of warm soup instead.
I am hoping that there will be time to do an add on to this kit with some feathers, fasteners, and some more buttons, flowers, and bows in January, I will be busy the rest of the month and I still have not heard when they are coming ion to do the remodel work. ::EEK::
Let's talk about food. YUM! I dieted the two weeks prior to the holiday and lost 11 pounds. I did gain 3 pounds over this week and I am back at it trying to lose 'the weight'. I have gained nearly 15 pounds since leaving my walking job in March 08. OH MY :O My guy friend seems to be happy with my decision as well even though he enjoyed my pies and could afford to diet along with me hee hee.
Speaking of pie... I sent some along to my very good friend and she in turn had someone over for tea. I did after all give her a quarter of each pie, apple and pumpkin. Well, it turns out that I received quite a compliment. She thought that the pumpkin pie was the best that she had ever had!!!! ROOT ROOT, coolness. :D well I have to admit I thought that they were really good this time too. ;) She has ordered a pie from me!
I love to bake and my Mom passed on her talent and interest in this area to me. I enjoy it for the theraputic qualities( all that stirring- you can really take out your anger sometimes KWIM?) and the thrill of getting the chemistry just right and also to make it prettified LOL! That is my son's word LMBO. The problem with baking is the fact that I have to find a home for it. Well, usually not too difficult hahahaaa. So along the lines of food...
The Sweet Tart Team came up with a very unique kit for you this month. Grandma's kitchen. Available to registered members at Digital Candy.
As the store will be closing on Dec 31st make sure to download the STT kits ASAP!
I am constantly learning this design stuff. Now about quality... sniff sniff, every one has just been too darned nice to me all this time to tell me that my stuff is so wonky!!! I bit the bullet and asked for some advice from a few scrappers that I know and oh my STARS!!! hmmm back to the drawing board and so I decided to gift this to you. Here is today's installment of Transcendant.