Thursday, January 19, 2012

LYB Sketch Challenge

Well, Little Yellow Bicycle invited me back again to join in on a sketch challenge that they're hosting on their blog. Since I haven't made a scrapbook page in FOREVER, I thought I'd go ahead with accepting their offer to guest design again and give it a try.  Here's the sketch...
And since I'm more of an 8.5x11 person (being a cardmaker and all), I made this layout...

You're all welcome and invited to join in on the sketch challenge. Here are the challenge details that I've copied from the LYB Blog...

Here's the rules:
1.  You may use the sketch any way you please (turn it upside down or on its side, or use it as is).
2.  You must use at least 75% Little Yellow Bicycle product, from ANY of our collections (We like to see the new stuff, but we have so many great collections, that we basically just like to see our stuff).
3.  Your work must be your own! ;)

Here's how to enter:
1. You may enter by posting your layout to LYB's Facebook Page - please post it in the Album titled "January/February Sketch Challenge". 
2. If you're not a Facebook user, you still may enter, by emailing a photo of your entry to Please include your mailing address - so we have it in case you win!
3.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Here's the fun part ... the prizes!
1.  We will select THREE finalists. All of the finalists will win a prize.
2.  We will post the finalists to our Facebook Page and Blog for you to VOTE on your favorites.
3.  You'll have a week to vote (one vote per person).
4.  The grand prize winner will win $50 in LYB product. The runners up will each receive $25 in LYB product!
**Due to shipping costs, prizes may vary depending on where you are in the world.

I hope you'll join along! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray!

Yeppers, I have another card I made a few months ago for you. This one coordinates with the card I just posted for LeeLou Blogs a couple days ago. I told you I really love these colors! :-)

I told you last time that I love printables because you can print them any size you like and also over and over to mass produce projects. I also love that you can adjust color. The original files are bright and fun, but I turned the hue down just a tad bit to more of a pastel tone to go with my papers. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE all the possibilities! Head on over to LeeLou Blogs to check it out, and tell her I sent ya!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

CARDS Magazine - December 2011

I was so honored to be the designer of the month for CARDS Magazine this past month! When the editor asked to feature me in the spot back in March I was just giddy, and here I am just as excited nearly a year later. This really has been a whirlwind of a year. With my hubs deploying last January, I decided that my new years resolution was to focus on a few of the things I love (along with loosing weight as usual). One of the main things on my list was to be consistent with submitting for publications. I'd say I was pretty successful with meeting my resolution (at least this one). I have been published at least once a month during his deployment, but more often than not three to five times, and finally this month I hit my record of eight. I guess that really does represent the culmination of my year without him. I'm ready for him to come home and resume husband and daddy duties. I think it might be time for a little break here in the near future. Our family needs it, and I'm ready to take it on 100%. I hope you'll stick around, but in the mean time here are my publication releases from last month...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Celebrate Card

Here's another card I made back a few months ago for LeeLou Blogs. I love the happy colors. 

 This card along with the other that I made were so fun to create. LeeLou Blogs has some great free printables over on her blog. Which is where I got these tags. There's also a coordinating kit for you digi crafters. I love printables, because you can customize the size to whatever your needs are. It's also a lot more convenient when you're trying to make a set of similar cards or goodies like Christmas cards or birthday invites. Anyway, be sure to stop on over to LeeLou Blogs to get some printables, and tell her I sent you! :-)