Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Challenge on the Nikki Sivils Blog!

The  last day of the month is always challenge day on the Nikki Sivils blog and this month's challenge is one of my favorites- to create a project using the "My Friend Birdie" line! I love, love, love this line. It is soooo cute and I can't stop using it! So my project I created this cute little "Tweet Hearts" Card.

You can play along with the challenge too. Just create a project using "My Friend Birdie" and leave a link on Nikki's blog. One lucky participant will win some Nikki Sivils goodies! You can find the details and see what the rest of the DT created HERE.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Scrapcetera Kits

I have a brand new venture I am really excited about! It combines both my love of scrapbooking and shopping so what can be better than that?

Last month at CHA I was approached by two local ladies to start putting kits together and teaching at their stores. I told them I would think about and the more I thought about the more I thought I wanted to try it out. I got all my paper work together and am now working out the details of teaching at their stores. Fall is my favorite time of year and I am so excited about the first kit I put together- HOT APPLE CIDER. Why Hot Apple Cider? Well hot cider always reminds me of fall so I couldn't think of a better name.

I don't want to keep this fun kit restricted to just local girls so I am offering it to everyone. You can order a single kit or a subscription and their will be add-ons coming soon too! This is a lot of work for a current mom-to-be and mom of a 19 month old so I am also having a design team call for a little help ;)

Here is a preview of my first kit and you can find details on the DT call or ordering on the my new website: http://www.scrapceterakits.com/.

Thanks for looking! {Sarah}

October Card Kit
Hot Apple Cider

Click HERE to order one today!

Project Ideas

Happy Birthday Card
Designed by Sarah Eclavea
Finished size: 5.5 x 4.75 inches

Hi Friend Card
Designed by Sarah Eclavea
Finished Size: 5.5 x 4.75 inches

What a Monstrosity
Designed by: Sarah Eclavea
Finished Size: 5.5 x 4.75 inches

Pumpkin Card
Designed by: Sarah Eclavea
Finished Size: 4 x 3.5 inches

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A sketch challenge!

Did you know there is a sketch challenge going on over at the Nikki Sivils blog?

To enter create a layout or card based on this sketch by DT Diva Anna Bowkis.

To enter provide a link to your project in the post on Nikki's  blog HERE. Good luck! The winner will be announced on August 30th and receive some wonderful Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker product! What could be better than that???

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

SO Blog Hop winner...

I had 26 posts total to win the cupcake tags/ toppers I had up for grabs during the Simply Obsessed blog hop. I put numbers 1 -26 into the random number generator at random.org and it chose #6. I then counted down to the 6th post......

And the winner is....

jillofallcrafttrades said...

these are adorable and so colorful!
August 12, 2010 11:25 AM

Email me your mailing address (scrapcetera@aol.com) and I will get those out to you soon!

Thanks to everyone for the comments during the blog hop and the Bo Bunny dt post. I appreciate everyone's support and rallying more than you know!!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Treasured Hunt is here!

It's here - Treasured Scrapbooking's biggest contest of the year - The Treasured Hunt!

This will be a four week contest. To enter, upload your very best layout into the Treasured Hunt gallery-Eligibility Entries category by 9pm (EST) Friday August 20th. The Design Team will vote and the top 25 entries will move on to compete in the contest. Following is the timeline of the contest:

Eligibility Round - deadline Friday, August 20th-11:59pm (PST)
Sun Aug 22 - Top 25 contestants announced

1st round
Tues Aug 24- 1st challenge announced
Mon Aug 30 - deadline to upload entries 11:59pm (PST)

2nd round
Tue Aug 31 - announcement of 15 contestants moving on/2nd challenge posted
Mon Sept 6- deadline to upload entries 11:59pm (PST)

3rd round
Tue Sept 7- announcement of 10 contestants moving on/3rd challenge posted
Mon Sept 13 - deadline to upload entries 11:59pm (PST)

4th round
Tue Sept 14- announcement of 5 contestants moving on/4th challenge posted
Mon Sept 20- deadline to upload entries 11:59pm (PST)

WINNER ANNOUNCED - on or before September 24

After the 25 contestants are chosen, weekly challenges will be posted on Tuesdays and entries must be posted in the appropriate challenge gallery by the following Monday at 9pm (EST).

Pages will be judged on photography, creativity, originality, relativity to challenge theme and overall design. Winners for each round will be determined by the Design Team and myself.

Please pay close attention to the requirements of each challenge! Ask questions if you need clarification! Any deviation from the challenge requirements listed will result in disqualification. This is only to be fair to those who follow all of the requirements. We ask that all entries be posted only to the Treasured Scrapbooking gallery until the end of the contest or elimination.

PRIZES!! (Now to the good part!)

GRAND PRIZE: Prize Package worth over $250 of scrapbooking supplies and a $50 gift certificate to the Treasured Scrapbooking store!!

2nd prize: $40 Treasured Scrapbooking Prize Pack

3rd prize: $25 Treasured Scrapbooking Prize Pack

All submissions must be original designs. Layouts submitted for any round of the contest (except the original eligibility entries) must be posted only in the TS gallery until the end of the contest or elimination and must not be published, posted or entered in any contest, in any magazine or on any website until the end of the contestant's participation in the contest.

Exception: layouts may be posted on your personal blog/Facebook page.

You must be an active member of TS to participate in the contest. Don't worry newbies...this doesn't eliminate you...as long as you actively participate in the forum/gallery once you join, you're good to go!!

I am very excited about this contest and can't wait to see all the awesome entries! Good Luck everyone!

*note: number of entrants moving on in any round may be adjusted due to number of entries.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Treasured Scrapbooking's August Card Kit

It's August 15th so that means school is starting in a week, but that's not that exciting. Especially for us teachers who like having time with family during the summer. The good news is that the 15th is reveal day for the card kit at Treasured Scrapbooking!

Love this month's kit. The fun colors and patterns remind me of summer and I need to hang on to as much summer as I can!

I created four cards a layout with this kit and still have tons left to make more cards. Check out the TS store before they are all gone!

Friday, August 13, 2010

The 2010-2011 Bo Bunny Team!!

Scroll down for the Simply Obsessed Birthday Blog Hop!! There's still lots of time to participate!!!

I woke up this morning, called my husband, ate some toast and of course looked on the Bo Bunny blog. This is the first thing I saw. A map where all their new DT members are from. I thought, hey someone made it from Illinois. Good for them!

Then I scrolled down and saw this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our new USA team members:
Becky Williams
Robbie Herring
Debbie Sherman
Sarah Eclavea
Frances Sylvia

Hey that's me!! I am the newest team member from Illinois! I cannot believe it! And I have to congratulate all my fellow Nikki Sivils girls! You girls are awesome and I am so happy to work on another team with you. And I see lots of scrappy friends on the list too! Congrats to all!

You can see the complete post HERE.

And here are the projects I submitted for my application. Some are older and some are newer, but I love them all so I thought I would give it a go.

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share my excitement with you!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy {3rd} Birthday SO!

It's Simply Obsessed's third birthday and we are having a blog hop to celebrate!

The DT and forum members have been hard at work putting together some birthday goodies just for the occasion! And since SO likes to party, the blog hop isn't all we have in store!!! Oh no!! There is also a crop going on this weekend hosted by DT member Jenny! But wait there's more!!! It wouldn't be a birthday party without presents now would it?? So join in the fun, hop along on the blog hop and participate in the crop. You may just win a birthday present from the SO store. Remember to leave a comment on the blogs along the way!

The fun all starts at the SO blog so if you are just joining us you can start HERE.

If you are have been hopping along you should have come from Nicole's Blog.

And now on to my project. I love cupcakes and it wouldn't be a birthday party without them in my mind! So I created these cute little cupcake tags! Each tag is 2" in diameter, has a cupcake or ice cream cone stamped in the center and is hand colored by me with water color pencils. I have to say I love water colors. I tried copics and they just weren't working for me! Plus I can buy a whole box of water color pencils for the price of one copic marker. They would be perfect for adding to cards or layouts.

And to celebrate Simply Obsessed's birthday I will give one set of six tags as a RAK to someone who leaves a comment on this post (there will also be another set in my ETSY store ;) ;) ;)

Now on with the hop!! Next stop is Barb's blog!!

And we hope to see you at Simply Obsessed this weekend for the crop!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

A few new cards...

Smile.... Using the American Crafts Everyday line.

And Hello Card... Using the brand new Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker Hello Birdy collection.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Check out the...

Nikki Sivils Blog!!!! I am the blogger for the day!

And here's a little sneak peek of the August Treasured Scrapbooking card kit. Love this kit. It was really fun!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

A few new challenges

The first of the month always brings lots of new challenges! So without further ado here are a few (hey that rhymes too!)...

My August challenge for Treasured Scrapbooking is to create a trifold card. I thought of this challenge because I have never made a trifold card and wanted to try it. So I guess I can say I challenged myself too-LOL! If you upload your cards to the TS gallery and forum you will be in the running for a gift cared to teh TS store.  Here is the sweet, simple card I came up with (and you can find it in my Etsy store soon too!):

And I also have a color challenge at Simply Obsessed. My challenge for August is use the colors blue and yellow. I chose to use the BRAND NEW Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker line "Blueberry Hill". I just love how fun and bright this line is. And as much as I love Blueberry Hill, it's not even my favorite! Have you seen "My Friend Birdy" yet or "Tree Love"?? Or "Something for Everyone"?

If you upload your layouts to the Simply Obsessed gallery and forum you will be in the running for a gift card to the SO store. Here is mine:

Thanks for looking!! And Please check out the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker blog on August 5th. I will be the guest blogger for the day!