Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Bombshell July Blog Hop

I’m trying all kinds of new things!  Here I am joining in another blog hop this month.:) 

For this hop we had the challenge of making a project using at least three of the colors Teal, Lime, Forest Green, Baby Pink, and Maroon.  I attempted to use all of them in my project.





It’s a never ending card!  I used the tutorial by Terra at Smeared and Smudged.  It’s actually not that hard, and lots of fun to make!!

Paper from DCWV.  Stamps are from Bombshell Stamps, of course.

Here’s the hop list for you…

Bombshell Blog






Laura-That’s Me!






Thanks for hopping with us!  See you later.:)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tuesday and Burtonesque Challenge

Hello.  I didn’t take quite as many pictures today.  Here’s one of my favorites, though…


It’s dark, but I love that you can see me taking the picture in the reflection of his sunglasses.:)  (and yes, that is my husband driving the car)

OK, now on to the other part of this post.  I decided to play along this week with the challenge over at The Burtonesque Dolls.  The challenge is to use lyrics from one of the songs in The Nightmare Before Christmas in your project.  I think it’s really cool that they’re having people vote for the winner of this week’s challenge.  Now I have to admit something…I’ve never actually seen the whole movie of  The Nightmare Before Christmas.  I am a big fan of Tim Burton, however.  And I like the character designs from this movie, and after looking up song lyrics I’ve discovered that I really like Sally’s Song.  Now that I’ve made all my excuses here’s what I made…




It’s hard to tell, but the inside is sparkly where I painted it.

And a close up so that you can read the lyrics…


The coffin template is from Martha Stewart and can be found here.

The drawing of Sally is my own.

Thanks for looking!  I’ll be back later with a blog hop post for tomorrow.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Week In The Life Project


I decided to try to do this.  I stumbled across it through someone’s blog and thought it would be fun.  To find out more about the project you can go to Ali Edwards’ site.  Basically, you’re just documenting your life for a week via pictures and notes and other little snippets you come across in your everyday life.  So far I’ve taken over 30 pictures, which is kind of scary since I’ll be doing this all week.:) 

I’ll try to share a picture from each day this week with you.  And I’ll definitely share my album with you when the week’s over and I put it together.

Here’s a picture from today that I found amusing…


We ran to the store for snacks.  We found these cookies and had to buy them since they’re packaged in a frisbee!

I’ll be back tomorrow.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July Smeared & Smudged Hop

Hello!  Today Smeared & Smudged is having their July member blog hop.  The requirement this month was for us to alter a 3-D object.  And we had to include a stamp(rubber or digi) somewhere in our project.

I decided to alter a metal tin I had laying around…



I love punching holes in metal!  And I finally used some of the sculpture paper I made.(I learned how to make it from a tutorial found on Smeared & Smudged)

Heart image from The Graphics Fairy.  Other stamps are Martha Stewart and Studio G.

Here’s the list of all the stops on the hop…



Black Dragon





Me!!(aka Madeleine)




Lady Brayton

Happy Hopping!  Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 119

I’ve meant to play along with the Cupcake Inspirations challenges many times, so I’m really excited to play along this week!

Make sure you check out this week’s challenge there, they’ve got a super cute cupcake picture for inspiration, and they’re having a call for Guest Sweeties!

Here’s the card I made…


I think she’s so cute!


Here’s a closer look at the froggy and the sparkly letters…


The paper is My Mind’s Eye.  The sentiment is Studio 112/K & Co. The images are from The Graphics Fairy.

Thanks for looking!