Thursday, November 26, 2009

25 Days of December book

Sorry it has been so long since I have posted my lovelies!  I have been busy working on a 25 Days of  December book.  For those who do not know what this is, it is a book that you put together by decorating pages and then starting December 1st you add pictures or journaling to show off what you did the days leading up to Christmas Day!  You can use anything you want, a book that is already put together or you can make your own pages, it is up to you it is your book.  I have chosen to use different pages, made from chipboard, envelopes, cardstock, patterned paper, you name it I have it in there.  You can make it as elaborate as you want or as simple as you want.  I have made mine "simple" for now as I have decided to add the major embellishments when I add my pictures or journaling.  There are lots of pictures so I am only going to show a few today as you will see the rest when I post them as they are being finished starting December 1st. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chipboard Fat Book Pages!!!!!

Hello my lovlies, I hope everyone is having a lovely day! I am sure you are all getting ready for Thanksgiving and then Christmas...Can you believe it is so close!!! I am by no means prepared at all! I haven't even started making my Christmas cards yet and I am usually done with them by now! There is just so much going on...

Today I am showing 2 Holiday shaped chipboard pieces that I made for a fatbook swap on Pennywisearts yahoo group! I love that place! If you like using microbeads that is the place for you!

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For the ornament I used grout, acrylic paint, microbeads, soft holly wheel and Holiday Tag team from SU, my bottle cap is filled with 2 part acrylic.
The Santa Hat has grout, gesso, acrylic paint, holly, and microbeads! I love that it has a shaker hat band!

Friday, November 13, 2009

What was I thinking!!!!! Challenge

This is a challenge I issued over on JADS, come on over and check it out! While your there have a look around and join us on our forum!!!

Have you ever bought or kept something only to come back to it later and say OMG what was I thinking. That is what this challenge is based on!!! There is always something to keep wether it be from the recycle bin or the packing materials from a box you received to something in the $ bin that you just know you can do something with!

Your challenge now is to take something from the recycle bin or some packing material that you have received in a package and make a Holiday decoration out of it!

We have been remodeling our kitchen and there were these pyramid shaped spacers in the cabinet boxes. Well of course I said don't throw those away I can do something with them. Well I took some of them and made a mantel hanging for Christmas. I don't have pictures of it hanging on the mantel because it is done for Thanksgiving but hopefully you will be able to tell what it is from the pics I do have!

I took this...

and made this...

Smeared and Smudged Desogn Team Call

Do you have a different way of looking at things when it comes to rubber stamping? Smeared and Smudged is looking for 6 "dark" Design Team Members. Smeared and Smudged is a growing Ning group that focuses on alternative, vintage, gothic, and out-of-the-norm rubber stamp art.

To see the type of art styling that I am looking for, please visit the ning group at ,or visit the Smeared and Smudged Blog at .

Requirements for Smeared and Smudged Design Team:

*You must have an active blog.
*You must be or become a member of the Smeared and Smudged Ning Group.
*DTrequirements will be to design three cards and one altered item per month, and post those designs on both your blog and the Smeared and Smudged Ning Group. Every project must use a rubber stamp image somewhere.
*Each DT member will be assigned a group from Smeared and Smudged. One of your monthly cards must follow the requirements of that group and be posted in that group. The groups will rotate. To view some of the groups available, please visit Smeared and Smudged on Ning.
* You must actively participate in The Vent group on Smeared and Smudged. A minimum requirement is three posts a week.

Benefits of Smeared and Smudged Design Team:

• Your blog will be featured on both the S&S Ning Group and blog.
• You will receive one goodie package from me each month that you can use on your projects. It is not required that you use these items, and the items will vary.
• You can use any supplies you like on your projects.
• You get to network with other wicked awesome stampers who share the same love for out-of-the-norm stamping.
• You get to sport a really cool S&S Button on your blog.

To Apply, please email the following information to

Blog URL
Pictures of three cards and one altered item that best represent your style of stamping.
Why you would like to be a DT Member for Smeared and Smudged.

Deadline for Submissions is Friday, November 27, 2009
Winners will be contacted by Monday, November 30.
DT term will run for four months starting December 1, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Grand opening Digiscraps3!!!! Blog Hop

Hello all and welcome today! I am excited because today is having it's grand opening!!!! To kick this off we the DT and CT members are having a blog hop! There are games, challenges, and prizes to be had so come on over and check everything out!

The CT has made some very awesome layouts and cards to display for you all using the kits that the DT members have made. Come on over and check out these awesome items that are available!

My projects are today are 2 digital layouts made using a kit by Jeanne Marie's Scraps called Autumn Dreams! These layouts use pictures from last Thanksgiving. It was the first Thanksgiving we had at my house because it was the first house we bought. My dad, sister, brother-in-law and nephews came to visit!!!! It was a great time. We went ice skating at the local rink here and everyone had a great time. I also made a card using elements and papers that I printed out from this kit! These kits are so very versital!

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So now go and start the blog hop!!!!!
Brandi B.
Jeanne Marie

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Twisted OZ

Hello all.  I'm finally  It was a busy month last month and again I want to thank everyone who participated in our 31 Days of Halloween!  I am posting today in honor of the Bombshell Hump Day Hop.  Although I am not participating in the hop, I wanted to show my support for those ladies who are with my own project.  The monthly challenge on Bombshell this month is to use song lyrics for your project!  So I chose to put my own little twist on The Wizard of OZ!  Go check it out!

As most of you know my mind can twist anything around so that it fits into my little world!  So I figured why not The Wizard of Oz.  This is one of my favorite movies and one of my favorite songs from the movie is We're Off to see the Wizard.  So I took that song and Bombshelled it out.  The "wizard" is an image I received in a very lovely RAK, thank you Nicole, and the "Tin man, Scarecrow,Lion, and Dorothy" are some of my Bombshell Pin-ups.  I colored the "Wizard" with prismacolor pencils then covered the whole thing with a green distress ink.  I stamped the pin-ups on shrink paper and then colored them with paint pens and sharpies before shrinking them.  The background is all either hand painted or colored, even the yellow brick road with some of it's bricks made from clay!  I am really having fun with this challenge and hope that some of you are inspired to join!  Can't wait to see what you create. 

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Now that you have looked at my project for the day you can start your Bombshell hop over on Smeared and Smudged with Terra

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Blog Candy winner is...........

Char-The mad Shopper!!!! Congratulations! I want to thank everyone who participated. We had 561 entries and using a random number generator from that chose # Char!

I had so much fun doing this 31 Days of Halloween. Thank you all so very much for your comments..they mean so much to me!

Please email me and Terra so that we can get your blog candy out to you!!!!!