Sunday, October 31, 2010

Imaginisce's Halloween Challenge!

Greetings all!
It has been a little while since my last posting, but it was a busy week!  Between work, home, and crafting materials, Saturday was the first day I was able to sit down, relax, and really work on an important project!  I created this card for Imaginisce’s Halloween Card Challenge.  The requirements were that you needed to use Imaginisce’s product lines (you could use any line, new or old) and the colors black, green, orange, and purple.  Since this was my first official major contest (hosted by a specific company), I did ask some clarifying questions to make sure that I was on the right track with my plans.  I used the following product lines from Imaginisce in my card:
Apple Cider – “Changing Leaves” paper (part of the roof, Frankenstein and Franken-Bride bodies)
Splash Dance – “Water Words” paper (front of the house)
To Love & Cherish – “Diana” paper, “Sophia” paper, “Juliet” paper, and “Grace” paper (back of house/inside of windows, outfits for both Frankenstein and Franken-Bride, Franken-Bride's hair)
iRock and the iRock Hot Rocks Compact (Franken-Bride's diamond bling ;), both sets of eyes, sentiment square)

And here is my final product:

Wondering why I chose to do this card?
When I first read about the Imaginisce’s Halloween card contest, I knew I wanted to enter.  Since the requirements included using black, green, orange, and purple in your card, I knew immediately what I wanted to do:  Frankenstein and his Franken-Bride!  Amusingly enough, when I brought up the challenge to my husband, he told me he had this fantastic idea…and proceeded to suggest a similar layout for my card (I knew there was a reason I married him! LOL).  
Being fairly new to the scrapbooking process (since August of this year), I did not have a stash of Imaginisce paper at my disposal, so I began to research where I could purchase the product lines.  Surprisingly, being in Virginia and fairly close to Washington, D.C., I had a very hard time finding local retailers.  Luckily, I located two different stores, both of which carried different lines (woohoo!) so I was able to get my hands on materials! J  I absolutely love all the product lines that I found (I also picked up some pages from the Fairest of Them All line by Imaginisce during my travels) and will definitely being visiting my new suppliers to pick up more pages and embellishments in the future!  Thank you Imaginisce for getting me hooked and introducing me to some of my local scrapbooking retailers! J
I am extremely proud of my final product.  Of the three projects I have completed so far, this is the one I feel most confident about and the one I am most excited to share with my friends.  Wish me luck in the Imaginisce contest!  I really want to win! J
Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!
Until my next project,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Projects

Good evening all,

I hope your Sunday has gone well.  I spent time this afternoon creating two styles of Halloween cards that I am planning on sending to my family and giving to a couple of my friends.  Thought I would include pictures of both in this post :)



I apologize for the poor quality of my pictures, but my cell phone was handy so I used that...

I'm looking forward to sending these to the special people in my life!  There are definitely improvements to be made, but I don't think it is too bad for my first time making Halloween cards :)

I hope that everyone continues to have an excellent Sunday and that the week starts off well.  My husband, the "boys" (our cats Lincoln and Jack), and I are watching the Patriots game right now.  My hubby is a huge Pats fan (I root for the Philadelphia Eagles), so he is super psyched about this game.  I'm trying to recover from double Philadelphia losses (Phillies and Eagles) :(


Saturday, October 23, 2010

My First Project!

Hello again :)

I felt that my first project deserved to be the second post for today!  I created a card for the Color Challenge that Robyn at My Pink Stamper's website posted last night.  The requirements of the challenge were that you needed to use the colors pink, purple, and green.  Of course, what better use of PINK than with a little pink PIGLET? 

My husband loved the sentiment and was my sounding board throughout the process.  I am super excited to enter my FIRST challenge on any site and for it to include my FIRST card!  Thanks Robyn! 



First Post!

Greetings all :)

I finally took the plunge and started a scrapbooking blog to highlight the projects I am working on as I learn my Cricut!  I am a follower of so many of blogs dealing with scrapbooking and crafting projects, and it only seems appropriate that I provide myself a space where my friends and family can see what I've been working on.  I can't wait to begin to share what I'm learning and doing! 

As for the name...anyone who knows me well knows that I *LOVE* pigs and have quite the collection, so it seemed like the perfect name!  ;)

Thanks for joining me on this journey!