Saturday, October 31, 2009
I hope everyone has a fun, safe day! And don't forget to take a lot of pictures :). Tessa
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Also, my blogger buddy Heidi would love to have your vote for the final round of the Torendi design team competition. I love her creation and think she deserves your vote (it literally only takes seconds to vote - what are you waiting for?).
And don't forget, today is the last day to get your Sketchy Thursday entries in! I can't wait to sit down tonight with a mug of hot chocolate and pour through all of your amazing work! I have a feeling that choosing a favorite will be hard :).
Have a great Tuesday, all! Tessa
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I decided to make a card for SPCC's color combo challenge this week. I used a tag and journaling spot from one of my all-time favorite lines (K and Company's Wild Saffron), Scenic Route paper for the background, a Prima flower, Prima velvet leaves, and bling. I hand-colored the rhinestones with alcohol ink.
Thanks for looking! Tessa
I browsed your etsy shop the other day and am in LOVE with the flowers you make - SO cute! - I am a follower of your blog too!
I layered dozens of fabric leaves on a 12x12 sheet of kraft cardstock, then added several ribbons that I've been hoarding for just the perfect fall-themed layout. See the chipboard heart in my title? It was purple. I took my yellow alcohol ink to it and LOVED the result!
Thanks for looking! If you aren't scrapping there already, check them out! Tessa
Friday, October 23, 2009
So let's celebrate with presents! Halloween is just around the corner, so how about a prize package better than a trick-or-treating haul?
♥ "Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun" Card
♥ "Aahhh!" Card
♥ "Best Witches" Card
♥ Haunted Halloween Bouquet
♥ Orange Lace Trim on a Clothespin
Get one entry for being a follower and leaving a comment on this post about which part of the prize package you like best. Get another entry for blogging about this give-away and leaving a link here to your post. Get yet another entry for being a fan on my Facebook page (I'm trying to reach 100 fans to get a vanity URL - just search Precocious Paper for now and mention that you are a fan in your comments).
Enter now until Sunday evening (about bedtime, whatever that ends up being). I'll announce the winner Sunday night. Check back, because if you win, I would love to get your addy quickly and send this package to you Monday!
Thanks for playing and good luck! Tessa
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
First, I made a layout using the spider die-cuts (I added the googly eyes), a journaling card, and an oh-so-cute spider button. I used the black paper ribbon available in my Etsy shop to create a flower, then used the spider button as the center.
My second layout is of my son, Carson, last Halloween. He loved the idea of being the hulk and kept practicing his "Hulk face" for weeks before the big day. I used a journaling spot and a saying. I sprayed glimmer mist in two shades of green over the pieces, then crumpled them up. I unfolded them, let them dry, then used a cream metallic rub-on in green to highlight the creases. I also got to play with a new product that I've never used before - Mudd Puddles. It's a bumpy substance mixed with glue that you apply to your projects with a puddy knife. I used it around the corners of my photos for a bumpy, creepy, Halloween look.
My third project was a mini album using Basic Grey's Eerie line. I love mini albums with pages of different sizes, and Heather's journaling cards were perfect as little pages in between my chipboard pages. I added orange lace trim, pom pom trim in purple, green, and black, and little orange flowers with black jewel centers.
I bet your Halloween photos would look amazing in this little album. Would you like to find out first hand? I would love to send this album to you, for you to fill with happy, haunted, Halloween memories. To win... 1) Make sure you are following this blog. 2) Leave a comment here with what you or your kids are going to be for Halloween. 3) For an extra entry, blog about this give-away on your blog and leave a comment with a link. Winner will be chosen at random on November 1st.
And then head over to A Scrappy Design for an awesome sale on Halloween items!Thanks for looking and good luck! Tessa
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Lil' Scrappin' Mama, a wonderful kit club with AMAZING kits, is sponsoring this challenge. Believe me, you want to get your hands on their October kit.
As DT members we had the opportunity to each get the kit, and here is what I've created with it (so far, anyway - there's a lot to this kit and I've got a mini album in the works, too).
What is the challenge you ask? Create a project that follows these guidelines:
1) Your theme must be fall or family.
2) Your main color scheme must be orange and brown.
3) You must add a pop of teal or hot pink to your project.
4) Use of a Sketchy Thursdays sketch is encouraged
Due Date: Friday, October 23rd
Here is my take on the challenge. I had these teal chipboard pieces just waiting for the perfect layout, and this was it! Since blue and orange are complimentary colors, I just loved the result. A journaling card is tucked behind the photo. My son says, "Don't show anyone on the computer, Mom. It's secret."
I would love to see what you come up with! And believe me, you want to win! Enjoy your Saturday! Tessa
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thanks for looking! I'm off to make breakfast for dinner. Yum! Tessa
My layout this week is especially sweet to me. I just recently received news that my grandfather isn't doing very well, and we may be saying goodbye soon. It comforts me to know that a family is forever, connected with bonds that time cannot touch. There is no doubt in my heart, mind, or soul that I will see him again someday. The key I used symbolizes my feelings for my grandparents, my faith that our family is eternal, and more.
Here is Diana's beautiful sketch:
And here is my take, with my beautiful grandmother and handsome grandfather:
I am looking forward to seeing another week of gorgeous layouts! Enjoy creating! Tessa
Timestamp: 2009-10-15 14:45:52 UTC
That means... Deanne K! You've won a set of my "Girlie Girl" ribbons! Email me with your addy and I'll get them out to you as quickly as I can :). Click on my profile for the email address.
A new give-away will be announced soon! I'll give you a hint... It's spooky and cute and it features some A Scrappy Design goodness. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Oh! And I wanted to remind you that there is only one more day to leave a comment to win my Girlie Girl Ribbons! Click here to enter. I'll draw the winner tomorrow, and a new give-away will be posted soon!
Happy Wednesday! Tessa
Monday, October 12, 2009
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Now to fold the laundry.... Good night! Tessa
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Here's the color combo:
Here's my layout:
I had fun with a new mask I got by Heidi Swapp, Glimmer Mist, and masking tape. Notice the light blue lace flower in the corner, by none other than Precocious Paper :).
Thanks for looking! I'm off to enjoy the first snowfall of the season (and my first one here in Wyoming)! Tessa
Friday, October 2, 2009
And don't forget to enter to win some pink ribbons from Precocious Paper (see post below or sidebar).
Happy Friday! Tessa
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Here is the new sketch:
And here is my take, a follow up to my layout "Wild":
I used Cosmo Cricket papers, Jolee's stickers (the barber chair, scissors, etc.), thickers, and elles journaling spots. I love how this sketch stacked the photos, and if you turn it on its side (like Mo and Amanda) it is another fantastic placement for those photos. What will you do with it?
The winner this week gets a $25.00 gift certificate to ScrapFreak, a site that not only has scrappy goodies for 10% off everyday, but a great gallery, forum, and challenges, too.
Should you choose to play, head over to Sketchy Thursdays for all the FAQ's. Good luck!
Happy Thursday! Tessa