Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fanfare artwork

Remember, today is the last day you can take advantage of the awesome March special Close To My Heart has for us.  Purchase $25 in stamps and receive a FREE block!  Contact me if you need more information or if you would like to make your purchase.

Today's artwork is brought to you compliments of Heather.  She has used the Fanfare paper pack.
Another awesome job by another awesome artist!  Thanks Heather!

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

And the winner is....................

...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................wait for it...........................................................................................................


Elaine K...send me your snail mail address and I will be sending out a prize package to you worth millions...ok, maybe not millions, but lots!  :)
I have had so much fun with this little contest and now I have visions of how to decorate the wall leading downstairs.  I see an Uppercase Living 'something' there - is anyone having a party in the near future?  I'd order from you.  Once I'm all moved in, you are all invited over for a fun scrapping day!  I'd love it!!

Now, I also have some more artwork to show you today.  Katie's demo board swap is done using the Wings Creative Basics paper pack.
Didn't she do a great job?

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It Finals time...

It's Finals time and it's the last day of voting for the name for my new scrapping space downstairs.  Vote today and tomorrow I will let you know the winner.  Today's vote is between CREATION STATION or CELLAR DWELLER'S DREAM.  You can either leave a comment here, send me an email, call or text me with your answers.  I can't wait to find out what the winner will be!

I also have some new artwork to show you today compliments of my friend Kim.  She has used the Bliss paper pack.
Great work, Kim!

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, March 28, 2011

Semi Finals in Tammy's March Madness

Here we are in the Semi-final round of my March Madness!  Today you will get to choose between these names

Scrappin' Cellar OR Creation Station
Paper Paradise OR Cellar Dweller's Dream

Leave me a comment, email me, call or text me your choices.  Thanks so much for playing along with me!

Today I also have some artwork featuring our Sophia paper pack, compliments of my friend Liz.
Look at how different this paper pack looks when you pull out a different color.  Same paper, totally different look!
Happy Scrappin'

Sunday, March 27, 2011

March Madness - Tammy Style

The on-going debate about a new name for my new scrapping space downstairs has begun.  I have posted it here, sent it out in my newsletter, and also had it on Facebook.  My niece, Erica, thought I should make the decision using a bracket - in honor of March Madness.  After giving it a little thought, I thought that was a brilliant idea, but of course, I had to make a layout and do it "Tammy Style"!
I made my bracket (a real simple style - no round robins or anything like that), put it down on paper (in a scrappy style), and the voting will begin today.  Each day from now until March 30th we will vote on the next round.  On March 31st, I will announce the winning name for my scrap room.  How exciting is that.  You can vote by leaving a comment here, sending me an email, Facebooking me, calling or texting me.  Please, one vote per person per day.
Today's vote is between (so you will vote and give me the 3 choices)
Scrappin Cellar OR Scrap Happy
Creation Station OR Scrap Studio
Scrappin' Down Under Studio OR Paper Paradise
Cellar Dweller's Dream has a Bye so will automatically move on to the next round

I can't wait to hear from you!  Thanks for your help in this fun little project!

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, March 26, 2011

My 2nd Amber Ink Project

and it's also an Etsy Inspired Challenge.  Whew!  This is not only my first time being a guest designer, but it was also my first Challenge.  I have not done any of them before.  Talk about stepping outside my box!  It was fun and I encourage you all to give them a try.   I know I will be doing more challenges before my time as a torchbearer is up.  Maybe if you decide to try out the challenges I am involved in, send me a pic of your project and I'll post it right here on my's that for ya?

OK, here was the challenge.  We were to go to the Etsy Inspired Challenge blog and follow their guidelines.  This was the piece of artwork that inspired me and it wasn't even much of a challenge for me (maybe I shouldn't talk so big...the next one might really be tough!?!)
This little card just popped right into my head - it was sort of like a light bulb being turned on instantly :)  I had seen this iPaper from Amber Ink and the flower stamp,  I just happened to have coordinating Close To My Heart paper, ink, ribbon, buttons, etc. and I had a flower idea.  I love how it all goes together.
Open my card up and it has a fun fold to it creating a little pocket for you to write on.  I thought this digi stamp from Amber Ink was also pretty fun!  You can check them all out right here.
If you follow Amber's blog, you can check up on my fellow torchbearer to see what they've come up with, too.  Talk about a lot of creating going on...

I hope you've enjoyed my first challenge.  Now go create and send me what you made.  You could be featured right here on my blog!

Happy Scrappin'

ps - I am really trying to decide on this name for my craft space.  I have I narrowed down to 5 or 6 of them.  I might just have to put them out here and have you vote on them...If I don't make a decision by the end of the weekend, that's what I will do!  Thanks for all your help!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wings Artwork

OK, it's time to get back to some artwork.  Today's comes from my friend, Rachel.  She did an AWESOME job using the Wings Paper Pack and came up with some great artwork.  I'm sure you'll agree!
See, I told you so!

Now, if you read this post, you know I am trying to come up with a name for my scrapping space downstairs in my new home.  I have already got a lot of ideas and have it narrowed down to about 5 of them, but if you come up with something creative, send it my way.  I have not made my final decision yet.  Just shoot me an email or leave a comment here.  All names will be considered.  Oh yeah, thanks in advance for the help!

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hope For Japan

My heart goes out to the people of Japan in the wake of all that has/is happening over there.  If you are equally as devastated by the disaster, then I invite you to contact me.

Typically our A sized stamp sets sell for $7.95, but from now until the end of April, this "Hope for Japan" set will be available for only $5 - - AND Close To My Heart will be donating 100% of the profits to the American Red Cross to benefit relief efforts in Japan.
If we all do a little, together we can do a lot.  Let's show our support and together, provide real HOPE for Japan!

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

My kitchen window

Here's my 2nd post of the sure to scroll down to see the 1st one if you haven't already - it's a contest for you!

Anyway, I just wanted to share with you the view I have out my kitchen window today...

or should that be the view I don't have out my window?!?  I was really hoping that Spring was on it's way, but I guess Old Man Winter just doesn't want to give up yet!  All the schools around here are closed today (or already closed last night).  It is nasty out there!  Darn it, I wanted to go shopping today! :)  I guess instead I will head downstairs to my scrap room and finish up a big project I am working on.  I will have pictures for you later, but for now I better get that done!

Happy Scrappin'

I've got a contest for you!

Yep, you could win a pile of prizes!
I put it out in my newsletter yesterday, so now I will include my faithful blog readers.  I am in the process of moving (yes, my new place has a wonderful big space downstairs for all my scrapping stuff-one of the first requirements!)  I need a name for my new scrapping space.  I would love to have you help me out with that.  Leave a comment, send me an email, or give me a call with your suggestions.  The person that comes up with the winning name will win a pile of goodies from me!  I'm not telling what it will be - it'll be a surprise!

If more than one person comes up with the same name, the person that tells it to me first will win the prize - so hurry and get your ideas to me!  I can't wait to hear what you come up  with!  I can already envision where the name will go - I think I'll have to order something cute from Uppercase Living...Hmmm, bring on the suggestions!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Banana Split Pie

I am so excited!  I will carry the torch proudly - the Amber Ink Guest Designer torch, that is!  Want to meet the rest of the "Babes" carrying torches with me?  Then stop on over at Amber's blog to see what cuties we are!  She said I'm from Turtle Island instead of Turtle Lake, but other than that, she is right on target - maybe we should re-name my town...I like the sound of an island :)
Today is the day I get to post my very first project using Amber Ink products.  Just look at the recipe card and "Little Things" digi stamps that just went along with my recipe.  I even popped up the banana and the whipped cream/cherries to make them pop.  I also used some of their paper, although you really can't see a whole lot of it behind the recipe card.  The front side of the card is the ingredients and then flip it over for the instructions.  Not only is it an easy recipe, it's an easy card to make!
I had made this dessert for my club girls on Sunday.  It is so light and refreshing.  Can you tell I am ready for Spring to be here?  Remember, you can always click on the photos to see them up close and personal (and if you need to be able to read the recipe better).

Happy Scrappin'