Shabby Miss Jenn

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Schtuff!!

Wow! It's been a fun week but also a BUSY one:

click on image to be taken to the store!
This kit is very patriotic in color but it's also very versatile and perfect for any layout. And it's HUGE! I could have gone on forever making stuff for this kit - so many ribbons, so little time - but I finally stopped myself and I really LOVE it! Lots of fun stuff in here and it's only available at ScrapMatters!

I am really loving acrylic stuff so I made a set of a bunch of elements - pretty much in every shape I could think of! A lot of these things are actually really big so that you can resize them to fit your need! And there are two of everything too - a shadowed and an unshadowed element for each shape! Woo hoo!

Okay, well I guess this isn't totally new but I did manage to put it together this week! I've been meaning to do it for a while now. This is the alpha from my first kit "On The Playground." It's a fun sparkly sticker alpha. I just love sparkles!

And of course, new releases wouldn't be the same without a freebie!! So here ya go! I wanted to do something more patriotic for my All-American Kids kit. Included are two papers, 3 glittery stars, 1 star rub-on, 1 firecracker doodle, 1 fireworks doodle, 1 wordart, and 1 tag. Wow! That's a whole little mini-kit, you lucky ducks! Just click on the preview to download and remember to send your friends over here to download - please don't share the link.

There is a TON of new stuff being released at ScrapMatters today so go on over and check it all out! Hope you all have a great weekend. I'm not sure what we're doing yet - all I know is Josh is taking me out for my birthday, and he even set up the babysitter all by himself! I hate doing that, so that in itself is a great birthday present! : )

Speed Scrap

Whew! I just finished another Speed Scrap over at SM! This one was in the middle of the day and it was MUCH harder to do one with all the kids around me than I thought it would be!!! Luckily Cash got put to bed so I was able to finish! Here's the final product that I managed to post about 5 minutes before the deadline. Whew!

Well, now all I have to do is finish *ahem*, I mean START on some cards for cardswap tonight, work on my new collab (coming soon!) and finish the blog freebie for tomorrow! Sheesh! Not enough hours in the day, I tell ya! At least Maddie's gone swimming with a friend and Ryley is occupied by the PS2 while Cashy is sleepin' so I might be able to get something done!

Don't forget the new releases tomorrow (3!!!) plus a little freebie. See you tomorrow. Dang it! Cash just woke up. . . &$@%#!

Monday, June 23, 2008

A couple of things. . .

First, ScrapMatters is having TWO speed scraps this week! There have been some requests to do a daytime one for those who live outside the US so that it can be an evening one for them. Make sense? Anyway, the first will be on Tuesday, June 24th at 9 p.m. Central Time (Texas time) and the other one will be on Thursday, June 26th, at 12 noon Central Time. You can do one or the other or both! If you just do one there is a cute little mini-kit participation prize by Ellie Lash and if you do both you'll get to chose one of Andilynn Designs What's Hanging kits. Both are SUPER cute and you can get all the information about the speed scraps and see the kits you'll get here.

Second, my sister Brianne has an adorable freebie kit available on her blog here. Go grab it and leave her some love for all of her hard work!

That's all for today. Hopefully I see some of you at the Speed Scraps! I hope I can do both. They are so fun and kind of crazy, but it's still a page done in about an hour!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Little Contest

The Golden Girls are having a little contest over on their blog. There's a little sneak peak of some new stuff coming soon. Go on over and check it out, maybe you'll win!!! Good Luck!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Aaaaaah. . .

Isn't this nice? A beautiful blog courtesy of Shabby Miss Jenn. I have struggled with making my blog cute for as long as I have had it and so I finally caved today and bought an SMJ blog kit (along with a few of her other goodies - who can resist, really?!) They are soooooo cute and even come with instructions. There is also a VERY helpful video on her website that helped immensely. Lots of coding and lots of "grrrrrr-ing" but it's finally done. Thank heavens the kids were in bed and that Josh is out of town so no one had to hear me cursing at the darned computer! : )

Friday, June 13, 2008

Here's my latest creation!!

Looking for a unique way to date your LOs? Here it is! Clear is HOT and here's a way to add a little hotness to every LO. I've been having so much fun making these and using them on my own LOs. You can only get them at ScrapMatters!

Happy Friday 13th everyone - go watch a scary movie with your sweetie!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tutorial and LOTS of other stuff

Hey everyone! Did you catch the Speed Scrap last night? I did! It was really fun and LOTS of people participated. Half the fun was searching through all the random comments to find the instructions. Sheesh!! I saw a couple of familiar faces there. That was nice too! Here is my final result:

We HAD to use a flower so that kind of threw me, but I like the end result. I mostly used Miss Mint's FREE kit this month {Wild Weekend}. Notice the little clear date button? Hmmmm. Could be a sneaky peek of something coming on Friday right there.

I also just finished posting a tutorial over on the SM blog. Check it out here. I ended up making a paper bag album for Father's Day for my hubby. I used GG Digital Designs {When Daddy Comes Home} kit and GG's stitching packs 1 and 2. Two of my friends and other CT members for GG let me use their quick pages to make the book. I owe them a HUGE thank you!!!! One of the girls, Rhonda, made her Quick Pages into a mini album available in the GG store here. So cute!! I think she's making a blanket out of these for her hubby. How cool is that? Anyway, here's the finished paper bag book.

And here are a couple of pages that I actually did in the book:

I also used one of GG's {Time Saver Templates} and her {Stamped Alpha} for the Josh and Cash page. Love them!

I feel like I haven't posted anything for my CT's lately so here are a few things I've worked on for them.

A clipboard for Maddie's teacher using {Cirque Du Snap and Scrap}

A hybrid notecard set for the kids' teachers using {A Touch of Magic} and {Denim Gal Elements} by Mari Koegelenberg

and a page using the same kit - that I did on Brianne's behalf since she was being a bad guest CT member over at Snap and Scrap and skipped out of town. : )

GG Digital Designs has a super cute new freebie kit out this month called {Rock-a-Bye Baby} and here's what I made with it.

Here's another page I made with a GG kit called {Flower Girl}. Can you tell I LOVE being on her team? I seriously LOVE all of her stuff. There is nothing I wouldn't use in some way. It's all so cute! I made this page for the Template Tuesday challenge at SM. It's a FREE template by Britt-ish Designs. Can't go wrong with anything from Britt either! I also used a fabric tag from Britt and Mira Designs collab kit {Crazy Little Thing Called Love}.

Here's another page I just finished that I really like. I used {Distressed Frames} {Grids Clean Paper} and {Wrinkled Black Alpha} all by Dirty Feet Designs at ScrapMatters. It also has a ribbon from {I'm A Dreamer} by Britt-ish Designs and some other stuff by me.

There is also a new collab kit out at ScrapMatters by Andilynn Designs, Happy Scrap Girl, and SHARIng Creations called {Refresh}. Lots of fun summery colors - really cute. Here's what I did with it.

Next week at Snap and Scrap we'll be spotlighting Mel Wilson's new kit {Dinner Party}. This kit is so gorgeous!!!! I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but as soon as I do I'll be back to post my LO. Check it out here.

Holy moly that was a huge post!!! That's what happens when you spend all your time playing with CS3 and not being a good blogger. Yes, I finally got PSCS3!!! Woo hoo!!!! I ended up getting it from from the new & used section for about $200 and it's brand new. I don't know if it "fell off the back of a truck" or why it was so cheap. I emailed the seller and he said that he buys like 5000 at a time and that's why he can sell them so cheap. I don't know. It was brand new and in the factory packaging. I was able to register it and I've done an update already. The price changes just about everyday on Amazon so I just kept checking it. It was usually around $300 so when I saw it for $200 I jumped on it. Luckily I'd just finished piano lessons for the year and everyone had paid me on time so I actually had the money already. I was worried that it was going to be really hard to use and figure out, but it's almost exactly the same. There are more tools and things I don't know how to use yet, but mostly it's better. I love it! I just need to get better at saving things as I'm working on them because I've had it crash a few times. Grrrrr. I think I just had to much stuff going on that it had to shut down. Well, that's all I've got for today. See you on Friday for the new release!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Next Speed Scrap

Hey everyone - the next SM Speed Scrap will be Wednesday, June 11, 9 p.m. Central Time (Texas time). Come play with us - they are soooo fun!!! Check out the SM Forum here for more info. There's always a prize if you complete a LO within the specified time. I am so playing along this time - no graduations to go to and Josh should be gone to YM! Yippee!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I've been tagged

I've been tagged several times now by different people!! I just keep putting it off because I am way too boring to do this!!! I'll try really hard to think of some stuff though:

1. I used to have a weenie dog named Winnie who was spoiled rotten and horribly mean to everyone except me. Then I had Maddie and she wasn't very nice to me anymore either! We had to give her away - to a nice old lady who could continue to spoil her.
2. I have more rubber stamps (mostly from Stampin' Up!) than any one person should be allowed to have. It's sad really - especially since I haven't touched them in a quite a while (too busy digiscrapping!)
3. I love music and play the flute. I started when I was in 4th grade and played it all the time up until we moved to Texas my junior year in high school. I tried band here for a week but it was way too much about the marching and not enough about the music. They wanted me to stand outside everyday for a week in AUGUST in TEXAS and march on the BLACKTOP of the high school parking lot. And that's all we did!!! So incredibly insane. Someone passed out from the heat everyday. Needless to say I quit after about 2 days of that insanity. Which brings me to number four. . .
4. I am not a "let's go outside" kind of person. I'd much rather be inside in the nice air conditioning where you don't have to be all yucky and sweaty.
5. I am the oldest of five children and pretty bossy. Just ask my siblings.
6. I am totally addicted to digi-scrapping, obviously. I originally started this blog for my crafty projects, hence the name "Crafty Blog." That was about a month before I got into digiscrapping, back when I did other actual craft projects (like stamping and stuff!)
7. I love to play Guitar Hero, which is something else I haven't done in quite a while because of digi!

Sheesh! That took forever! I'm not going to tag anyone by name, but if you haven't been tagged and want to play please do!! : )

Friday, June 6, 2008

The Toy Box

Here's my new kit - only available at Snap and Scrap!

It's full (seriously FULL) of fun sparkly and doodly elements just like from my kids' toybox! Lots of fun and bright colors. I had so much fun making this kit and using it!

And because I have such awesome friends who will tell me when I've left something out I made a little freebie for you! (click on the image to download)

I don't know how I forgot, but I left out the dash from the alpha so here it is. I also added some more textured solid cardstocks - one in each color. There's also another notepaper journaler, a bookplate, and arrow photo turn, a brad, and an acrylic star tag. I am loving acrylic (watch for a cool little acrylic something coming soon!) but it can be hard to shadow. Check out Jessica Sprague's blog here for step by step instructions on shadowing acrylic things. She is so awesome!!!

Here's what I made with this kit and the freebie:

I also have a paper pack available at Snap and Scrap today.

Just a little paper pack full of soft colored papers with a little bit of grunge. That's it for this week! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sneak Peek

I've got a couple of things being released tomorrow at Snap and Scrap and at ScrapMatters! Here's a peak at what will be released at Snap and Scrap:

See you tomorrow! Maybe a freebie. . .

Monday, June 2, 2008

Another Speed Scrap

Just wanted to let you all know that ScrapMatters will be having another Speed Scrap Tuesday, June 3, at 8:00 p.m. Central Time. Check out this thread in the SM forum for more info. They are so fun! I don't think I'll be able to make it to this one either, I just realized! Jordan's graduating from High School tomorrow night. Dang it! Maybe I'll just take my laptop to graduation and play along from my seat - he he he. I couldn't do it last week either - oh well. There'll be lots more. And I already have the participation prize . . . . because guess who created it for this week? Yup - yours truly! Here's a preview of what you'll receive just for scrapping a page!!

If you don't want it for FREE (what's wrong with you???!) then you can pick it up in the ScrapMatters store later this week.

In other news, I have a new kit being released at Snap and Scrap on Friday. . . check back later in the week for a sneaky!!!