Thursday, October 23, 2008

More stuff....

I promised to post a pic of the little prize package I put together for the Oct. challenge this month at Bad Girls. The challenge is easy! A lot of the girls love Halloween and so I came up with this challenge: Create a project for Halloween using products that are non-Halloween themed! You can use Halloween items on your projects but you have to use something that isn't as well! And then post your project in the gallery, link to the challenge thread and I will draw a name for the prize! There are already some really cool projects uploaded-love them! So here is the prize:


Graphic 45 Botanical Line, Thickers, ribbon, felt strip, brads, buttons, journal sheets (a whole box!), buttons and some cute mini stamps!

Here is my new Halloween layout-I used Voila felt and flowers that are not traditionally Halloween. I also used Prima Build A Bauble stamps, new Halloween Line, swirls and everything else under the sun!! LOL!


Last but not least-some kitchen photos--it's coming along slowly but surely! My hands are so swollen and cracked!yuck! But it is all worth it-it's going to look great! I have a ton of painting to do today and sanding on the new doors...but the good news is-our floor is finally done!! it is so beautiful-I will post photos of that soon!

xoxo Cari

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pencil Lines Baby!! Sketch 107

I was asked to guest design this week for Pencil Lines!YAY!! I had so much fun and the sketch was so awesome! It was created by Anna Bowkis. The design team over there seriously rocks, so I was tad nervous:) I used all Prima except for the Thickers in the title. The lines I used were "My Guy" and some of "Space Boy"-love that they came out with 2 boy lines since I happen to have two boys;) The pictures are of Jack on his first day of school-6th grade-can't believe it!!!



Check out the site-they have so many wonderful ideas and sketches-the site is truly inspirational!!
http://www.pencillines.com/

And I have a class coming up at my LSS-Prima clear paintables using all kinds of goodies and flowers. It's heavily technique based using all kinds mediums that work well on the clears-especially alcohol inks. Here is the layout we will be creating:


Bad Girls News-Top Designer is now down to 11 contestants!!!!!!

The talent throughout the entire contest has been jaw dropping and elimination has been tough!!! So now we are into final exam week and we shall see what they come up with!Wendy's class is basically calling for free form art work or a project I should say-WOW!! Looking forward to seeing their gorgeous creations! Keep a close eye out in the gallery!

So thats it for now! I am up to my eyeballs in dust and debris-we are renovating our kitchen!! YAY! And I am getting my hands dirty! Pulling up floors, painting, and I am refacing my cabinets myself!! That's right-working with saws, sanders and a nail gun-yikes! I will post photos soon-I have been taking them as I go along.

And I am way behind on return phone calls to Nic, Sherry and whoknowswhoelse???I also need to MSN my dear friend Ingvild-she thinks I have fallen of the face of the earth!

Be back soon!!!xoxo Cari

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Scrappy stuff..

I just taught a big card event this past weekend-it was so fun! I love seeing all of the ladies that attend every session, they were full of it this time around! I think everyone is eager to create after a busy summer and the weather starts to get cooler.

Here are the cards they made: I kept them simple with the idea that we have a limited time to make these per table but also keeping in mind that these would be easy for them to recreate. And the designs are perfect if you need to make a lot for the holidays or switch them out for another occasion.




And here are some layouts I made for Bad Girls using the October Kit. I LOVED the color combos in this kit----awesome!!!! And the little knit strawberries are too cute!



Thats it for today! I will post a pic of a prize pack I am putting together for my Bad Girls Monthly Challenge-creating a Halloween project with non-Halloween products...so far the projects have been fantastic! Can't wait to see more! I am going to draw a name from a list of all that participate! And maybe some extra prizes for those that rocked the challenge!! :)

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