September 28, 2011

Giveaway to Celebrate My New Design Team Position at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Woo Hoo!!  I am a lucky gal!  I start my new Design Team position at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge on October 2nd.  I just finished my first card and blog post, scheduled to go live on that date.  But to get a head start, I am celebrating with a giveaway!

I will be giving away a $25 Gift Card to Simon Says Stamp (random draw) on Friday, October 7th at 11:59 pm EST to anyone who leaves a comment below.  And if you sign up to follow my blog, I will put your name in twice to receive an extra chance to win! PLEASE let me know in your comment, that you just signed up. I may have a few extra goodies too!

Thanks to all of you who already follow me and to those of you who have been my greatest inspiration and support.  I could NOT have done this without you!  From the bottom of my heart, I adore you all!!!

Big Hugs,
Marcy Pin It

September 17, 2011

Boys will be Boys Challenge #79 at The Shabby Tea Room

 I have never done a scrapbook page, until now!  I saw this challenge at The Shabby Tea Room and knew I had to take this head on.  I had an old picture of my sons and set forth to collect all of my materials - inspired by this challenge photo. EDITED - I won Honorable Mention at The Shabby Tea Room for this layout!
And here is the final project.  I had to play around with my elements such as layering, texture and challenge interpretation.  The clock was the part that hung me up, but I came up with a solution by adding the circle of pp and vintage brads. 

The colorful wooden baskets in the inspiration photo led me to the pp from Stampin' Up that a friend gave me.  The metal of the clock begged to be somewhere on the page, so I used a Tim Holtz photo corner in the lower left of my project and a couple of vintagey square brads on my photo.  I also used an aged metal tag for the journaling.

I am also entering this at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and Die Cut Diva's Flickr Group Challenge.

Thanks so much for looking!  Have a great weekend.


Stampin' Up pp
Bazzill cardstock
Small Studio metal tag
Martha Stewart twine
Eyelet Outlet brads
Michael's ribbon
Heidi Swapp Newsprint chipboard alphas
Stickers and transparencies - K&Co., My Minds Eye
Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pin It

September 16, 2011

A Card for All Occassions

I spent most of the day straightening up my studio because I'm going through a mojo slump.  I need to get in touch with my inky side and use some of my new stamps.  I can't work in a messy area - that may be why my mojo took a vacation.

I'm having a hard time transitioning into the Autumn colors.  I wanted to try out the resist technique on a stamp I haven't used before.   So to honor Summer's last bastion, I made this card with layers, texture, technique, and muted end-of-the- season colors. I turned and tweaked the sketch and I'm pretty happy with how it came out.  It's so much prettier in person!
I am using this sketch from Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

I am entering this card in the Stamptacular Sunday ChallengeLily Pad Cards Sketch Challenge, and The Die Cut Divas "The Old Fashioned Way" September 2011 Challenge.

Bazzill cardstock white, orchid
My Minds Eye Lost and Found pp
Spellbinders die - large scallop circle
Sizzix die frame back, ornate #8 die
Cherry-Lynn Designs die - doily border
Stampin' Up embossing folder - Lattice
Sizzix embossing folder - Swiss dots
VersaMark clear watermark ink
Zing embossing powder, white, clear
Distress Inks - Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass
Homemade Glimmer Mist
Webster's Pages embellish crystals
Basic Grey rub-on
Stamps - Hero Arts CG198 Paper Art, Stamp Camp bg #5381 Whispy Vines Pin It

September 06, 2011

Some GREAT News!

I guess dreams do come true because I was chosen to be on the dream Design Team for the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Blog!  I sent my application in the beginning of the month and found out last week.  I've been wanting to post my news, what seems like FOREVER!! This is an amazing honor!

My term starts October 2nd and will run for 6 months.  I can't wait to get started!  I am SO up for the challenge.  I'm also hoping to start on the road to getting Copic Certified.

To all of you who supported and inspired me, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I wouldn't have had the inclination to even THINK about being on such a fabulous team!

So with the good news, I am in the process of putting together a GREAT giveaway!!  I promise it will be awesome!  Stay tuned for the deets!!

BIG Hugs,
Marcy Pin It
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