Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Guess what! Happened at the Expo....

Hi everyone- I wanted to let you know what happened at the Scrapbook expo in Sat. Well, I took my wall hanging project and submitted it, and guess what, I won 3rd place. Ok, not the best place to win. But at least I won something and I was happy about that.  So, ok I bet you are wondering what I won. Well here it is, I won a Slice machine.

Does anyone have the Slice machine? Do you love it? I have a Cricut Machine and I am not sure if I want to keep it. Please, any feed back on the Slice would be great!~ Tacey

Friday, October 22, 2010

My Scrapbook Expo project!

Well, I have finally got to have some time to post. I have so much to tell you and show you. First and for most, tomorrow is Scrapbook Expo in Ontario, Ca. and I am entering the paper crafting contest. For the last several years they have done a card making contest. And last year, I won 1st place with my snowman card. But this year they have changed the contest to a paper crafting contest, and basically anything goes! So, I was real excited, my creativity started flowing. Well, this is what I came up with!
My wall hanger for the papercrafting contest at the Expo 2010!
Ok, so here is what I did. I tied two metal hangers together with wire. I painted the hangers flat black, then started on my design. I had in mind to use this paper from graphic 45. Which I love so much! Called domestic goddess. So, as you can see I made the apron completely out of paper, made the rolling pin out of paper too. And all the other pieces are like card fronts, glued to the ribbon. The rolling pin was easy to make. I took a paper towel cardboard roll, and covered it with paper.Then I took foam core board, traced circles for the ends and made sure they fit snugly. I then covered the end circles with paper. I already had some cute little wood dowel pieces that looked like handles  to me. So, I put holes in the center of the foam core circles to fit the handles in snugly. Glued everything in place and voila, a rolling pin. I then added chalk to distress it.
After all the components were made, I assembled it. I added flowers and embellished with ribbon and wood clothes pins, wood bobbins and buttons. I love the way it turned out! I hope I win, but even if I don't I still have a fabulous piece to hang on my wall. Can't wait for all the fun shopping and make and takes tomorrow. Hope to see you at the show! ~ Tacey

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Card Making Day!

Hi to everyone- I just wanted to pass this Breast Cancer challenge to all of you. It seemed like a good one. Go check it out! There are 3 different challenges to perticipate in. And the cards get sent to the cancer center for the families to use. Maybe you can make a card for our challenge then send it to them. I'll be making some cards for them, I love to use pink. Talk to you soon~ Tacey

And if you have any questions about our challenge just let me know. Have fun making cards!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Challenge To Celebrate World Card Making Day!

Hi to all my fellow boot campers- I am so excited to tell you MY NEWS! Some of you might already know, that tomorrow ,Oct 2nd, is World Card Making Day!  And in honor of world card making day, we are going to do a challenge. A card making challenge of course. And not only are we going to have a challenge, we are going to have Prizes too! Yes, you heard right. Up for grabs is a grab bag full of scrapbook goodies! Here is what you need to do to qualify...
I would like you to tell at least 5 different people about this fun challenge. You can post a link on Facebook, embed a link to my blog in an email or post it on anything to get the word out. Whatever or however you want.  Then, once you have done that, make your card and post a comment on this thread. You must post a comment, so I know who is included in the challenge. Then please send me a picture of your card, I would love to post it. Good luck and have a great world card making day! I will randomly pick a winner from the people who have commented to this thread. And as an added bonus I would love to see the followers grow to 25+. If we grow to meet that goal there will be an added surprise. So lets have fun and start playing.

   Theme:  OPEN-whatever your little heart desires
   Due Date:  Sunday Oct. 3rd at 11:59 pm pacific
   Things to complete...
    1. Tell 5 people
     2. Make your card
      3. post a comment on this thread
       4. Send me (by email) a picture of your card
   Can't wait to see what you guys come up with. I am off to make my card! ~ Tacey

And here is what you will recieve!

Monday, September 27, 2010

So this is what I've been up to!

I have been M.I.A. for a couple of weeks. Sorry about that. However, I have been busy working on some great things. Also, this last weekend we had a serious Scrap weekend with some great friends. All my friends are so talented, and I hope to be able to post some of their projects. But for now I will show you what I have been up to.
This ones called " Baby's got a new pair of shoes"
Love the colors of this one!
This ones called "3" ,It is my daughters 3rd b-day party.

In this one, you can see that I used a new favorite of mine. My friend Tori turned me on to this shimmer pen. It is a Gelly Roll pen-color is CLEAR STAR. You can add it to just about everything.  This is such a must have if you love BLING!

Friday, September 3, 2010

More CONTESTS for you= more fun !

Hi all again- I just wanted to let you know about a couple contests I have run across in my travels.  This morning I got this email from PLAID. They are having a pumpkin decorating contest. So trick out your pumpkin, and win some fun stuff. Here's the link to the details. TRICK YOUR PUMPKIN CONTEST .

Also, I wanted to let you know about the fifth annual World card making Day October 2nd 2010. They are having a card making contest and the prize is a huge $600 worth of stuff! There are 5 categories you can submit to and the deadline is October 11, 2010. So check out this link and get started, I will definitely will be entering this contest. I am making my cards now. Good luck and have fun!

CoffeeBean & Coffee lovers check this out!

Hi all- Happy Friday. I love Fridays, they are a start to the wonderful weekend. Well, I have been really busy in my crafting room. I have been working on some cards for submissions to Stampers Sampler Magazine, Cards Magazine, and Papercrafts Magazine.   Some of them I can share with you and some I can't till the issue gets published. And I have also been working on something really fun.

Well, I went into The Coffee Bean the other day, and noticed they are having a contest for a new gift card design. How cool is that, and the best part is, The prize for the chosen design is a $1000 gift card. Now that's alot of coffee. Here's the link to the design contest if your interested! I will post my design at a later date.COFFEEBEAN.COM/MyCBTLDesign Good Luck!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Hi everyone~ Wow, it has been a rough week. I am sorry I didn't post, but I was layed up in bed with a very painful monthly visitor. So, I am back on my feet and I have finished a cute card that I absolutely love.  I had searched the Internet for some cute digi stamps and I came across this site.

                                          The free digi stamp is the Mumford mouse image. I then free-handed the whipped cream can. I then achieved the whipped cream with a product called Puffy Velvet fabric marker. It is made by Marvy uchida. Once you draw out what you want, you let it dry, then heat it up with your heating tool. And voila, Instant whipped cream- SWEET!
Well, I don't need to tell you what I thought of them, cause is self explanatory. I thought it would be so cute to make a card out of it! So here is Mumford Mouse from Two scoops rice designs. And did I mention it was free! She has got a couple really cute freebies over there. So check out her site, right after you check out my cute card! Please let me know what you think. Adios, till my next post.~ Tacey
   This is the inside of the card. I usually try to decorate the inside to coordinate with the front.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Good Morning Boot campers! I just wanted to share this picture of a Back to school card from my dear friend Tori. Didn't she do a great job? I love the way she did the pencil! Thank you for sharing.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Good Morning Moday!

Hi Everyone- I hope you all had a good weekend. And happy Monday! I wanted to let everyone know that I am still improving my blog. And this morning I uploaded a slide show. Come check it out! I also wanted to tell you all thank you for all the nice comments on our first challenge. My card was alot of fun, and I am working on some surprises for the near future. Stay tuned!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Here it is- My "back to school "card!

OK, I really wanted to get this up earlier. But it just didn't happen. I had to make a Chinese food run tonight. And it took a while, but it was so worth it!
Anyways, back to the reason I am posting again. Here is my card for the challenge. Of course I am not eligible, but I would still like to play. I hope you like it. I free-handed the bus, and added some chalk around the edges and some black stickles. I think it turned out real cute, what do you think.I hope this inspires you.  So I would love to see some of your creations. Please send them to my email with BACK TO SCHOOL as the subject. Talk to you all soon.~ Tacey

Update on our first challenge!

Good morning everyone! It is Friday, yeah. It also means 1 more day till the deadline for our First CHALLENGE, Back To School! How are all your cards coming along? OK, so the exact deadline won't be till the end of Sat. at 11:59pm. So everyone can have till the end of Sat. to finish. Also, if you send me an email with a picture of your BACK TO SCHOOL creation I will post it on the site for everyone to see. I will be posting mine a little later today. See you all later~ Tacey     Happy Creating!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Boot camp's 1st Challange

Good morning fellow papercraft boot campers! I am going to be doing something different today. I am going to do a challenge, in honor of the kids going back to school! So get out your paper and start getting creative! Ok, so this card can have any color combo. It just has to be in the theme of "Back to School" to PLAY. Also, the dead line is Sat. Have fun!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mermaid card, ain't she beautiful?

Check out my newest post on my blog! A beautiful mermaid card, please post what you think, I am still trying to iron out the buggs on my blog. Thank you~ Tacey

Look what I was up to yesterday! Mermaids....

I was in hiding mode all day yesterday. I really was having a great time creating this card. Anyway, it began yesterday morning when I found this image. I thought it was so beautiful. My imagination just started flowing. So, I went with it. And this is how it ended up. I really love how it looks. I used my stamps to make the background paper. Then stamped more images in gold on the background. I then made the strip embellishment by stamping and embossing it. Then for the mermaid image, I downloaded it, embossed it with kaleidoscope embossing powder. (which is why it is glittery) Then, I put liquid embossing enamel on the whole image. Also distressed everything that didn't move. I used my distressed ink, cats eyes chalk and some ink that I put in a small spray bottle. The flowers are prima flowers, I love them! If you have any questions just let me know. I would love to help.

I stamped the inside with the same images, for a coordinating theme!
So what do you think of this siren of the sea?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Christmas in August!

Well, ok, this is my third post for today. Like I said earlier, my year has been crazy. So I am playing catch up with some of the great cards I made. I made this one for the Srapbook Expo in Ontario, CA. 2009. They have a card contest, and I won 1st place with this one. Click on the pictures to see the detail. I love the details! If you have any questions on how to make any of my cards just contact me, and I will detail it out for you. Thank you.

BeE Is foR BaBy ShOWeR

I had gone to a really cute baby shower recently, and wanted to share the decorations. I just thought they were so cute. They carried the bee theme all the way. Just had to share it!

Wasnt the cake as cute as can bee? Hee hee!
Inspiration can come from any where!

Great card for a man!

Well, I wanted to share this great little card that I did a while back. It was for my nephews baby shower, They have an antique baseball theme for his room. I thought they would really like it! I thought it also would work great for a mans card ( DADS, SONS, UNCLE, etc.) for birthdays, fathers day or whatever. I did alot of this on the computer and printed it out. Distressed it and voila! So, Please let me know what you think.~ Tacey