Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tag Swap is BACK!! Sign ups start NOW!

Hi Everyone,

So, after receiving emails urging me to continue with the tag swap. I couldn't bare to disappoint you all. So, it is officially BACK ON!!  Unfortunately, that means that there is not a lot of time to make them if you join the January Swap. Because they need to be in the MAIL before January 20. I will take sign ups now! Same rules apply but you do not need to include an extra tag for me. You will just make 5 tags for your group and you will receive 5 tags back, because I will have 6 in each group. So make 6 tags if you want to have one of your own tags.(But don't mail me your tag for yourself.) I will also post a list of the themes as soon as can.  Theme for January is.......FAIRY TALES.

Whatever you interpret fairy tales to be....your life may be a fairy tale, you may have a prince or princess in your life, your job may be a fairytale, or you have a fairytale romance with your spouse!!! A favorite movie or book that is a fairy tale, you may live in a Castle....you may love FAIRIES!!!! Those are just some ideas. I will try to put up a tag video but on such short notice I can't do it until next week....So sorry!!

Ok so here is the group list....


Beginners Group
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Advanced Group--CLOSED
1. Iley Burkett
2. Donna Brown
3. Deb DaCosta
4. Carolina Diana Ayala
5. Yvonne Melendez
6. Yvette aka DaileyScrapper

One on One
By Request Only

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

TAG SWAP FEEDBACK

Hi Everyone,

I have decided to take feedback from you on my monthly Tag Swap.  I didn't know so many people liked it. I have received feedback from participants asking me to reconsider stopping my Tag Swap.....SO, if you would like me to continue the Tag Swap, please shoot me an email at PinkScrapper99@yahoo.com and let me know. I am keeping track so if enough people like it, I will continue to do it. :>  Thank You!!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

NEW 2011 SWAPS!!!

Hi Everyone,

I am starting a NEW SWAP for 2011. I will no longer hold the tag swap every month.  I will be doing something different EVERY MONTH! That way, you can do different things and not get bored of them, or just throw them all in a box...LOL Yes, people have told me they do not know what to do with all of their tags!! At the bottom is a list of the swaps for Jan,Feb, and March 2011

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Here are some basic rules:

They must be mailed before the 20th of each month as usual.

Return postage stamps must be included.

Large enough envelope with your return address written on it.

Anyone who is late will be banned from swapping for the next month,
unless you have a valid excuse. It is not fair to everyone else who is on time.

Email me at PinkScrapper99@yahoo.com to join. Please do not email me on You Tube.
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Here is the first 3 months of swaps:



JANUARY—MATCHBOOK TREAT HOLDER FOR VALENTINE’S DAY OR RED/PINK

I will be doing a video as well.
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FEBRUARY-CRIMPED ENVELOPE FOR ST.PATRICK’S DAY OR GREEN
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MARCH-EASTER PAGE LAYOUT 5 X 5
CHALLENGE-PASTELS OR VINTAGE THEMED
Leave 1/2" open for binding on left side.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Win some great prizes from DCWV....

Check out the link, comment, and have extra chances to win $500 worth of scrapbooking supplies!!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NOVEMBER TAG SWAP-FINAL SWAP FOR 2010

Hi Everyone,

It's that time again....I'm taking sign ups for the last Tag Swap of the Year!!! We will be taking December off from swapping, and restarting in January with new rules!

The theme for NOVEMBER'S TAG SWAP is...DAZZLING CHRISTMAS! The challenge is to use stickles, glitter, or diamond dust on your tags! That's an easy one, so have fun with it.

I will continue to do the One on One swap but by request only. Let me know if you have questions or need some creative help! I am here for you! Take care, Carlene :>


PLEASE EMAIL ME TO JOIN AT PINKSCRAPPER99@YAHOO.COM, DO NOT LEAVE A COMMENT HERE. List of names will be at the very bottom of this post. Thank you!!!!

Please remember to do the back of your tags and to send return postage stamps too.  

Swap Tags must be mailed not later than NOVEMBER 15, 2010.  I will send the tags back to you on NOVEMBER 20 or sooner. Rules are below. This is a long post, so read all the way thru to the swapper's signed up below....


RULES ARE SIMPLE- US AND INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS OK

1.   Once you sign up, you are committed. Please make every attempt to finish on time and mail tags on time. If you do not follow through, you won't be able to participate again.  I will excuse for unusual circumstances though.  Why so strict?  I have heard horror stories of people never getting their swap items. So, I do not wish to disappoint anyone.

2.   For the One on One swap, you mail 2 decorated tags. You can make an extra for yourself but do not send it to me. I will add embellishments and mail 1 back to you. You must include return envelope and return postage stamps.

3.   You mail 5 tags to me and I will coordinate tags and ship the exchanged 4 tags back to you.  Please include a second envelope and enough return postage stamps in your envelopes so I can mail it BACK to you. Also, write your addy on the return envelope please.

4.    Mail to me by NOVEMBER or earlier (I will mail out on the 20th of each month or sooner).

5.    Please try to follow theme of swaps, but don't run out and spend money to do them-get creative! You need not use the newest papers or embellies- just have fun!

That's it. If you have questions, just ask me, I am happy to help you.




EMAIL ME TO SIGN UP AT PINKSCRAPPER99@YAHOO.COM


BEGINNERS SWAP GROUP -
Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, at least 2 embellishments and ribbons or fibers.

1.LUGENE
2.ALEX HARRIS
3.ANNA MASSIE
4.JORDAN FORSTER-NORTH          ***SEND 5 TAGS***
5.DENISE JONES
6. IDA SWINDELL


ADVANCED SWAP GROUP - CLOSED
Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, with 4 embellishments, and ribbons/fibers. Tag is usually well covered with ephemera.



1. MAMIE LOU
2. DEB DACOSTA
3. DONNA BROWN
4. SYLVIA HOLMES       **SEND 5 TAGS**
5. ILEY BURKETT
6.BECKY FALCH


ONE ON ONE SWAP

1. DENISE JONES

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Under the weather

Hi Everyone,

Please excuse me for being slow lately. I have been sick with a cold and am trying to get better. It may take me a little longer to respond to email but I will do my best. Hope everyone else is well. :>

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

OCTOBER TAG SWAP

Hi Everyone,

I'm excited to announce the OCTOBER TAG SWAP SIGN-UPS!!! We have had so much talented scrappers join the swap and each month I am always excited to see everyone's creations! This next month's theme is...."BeLeaf in Me". Since the holidays are creeping upon us, for October, you can either do a Halloween theme or Thanksgiving theme. The optional challenge is using LEAVES on your tag. You can use fake leaves, real leaves, leaf impressions, whatever! It is a great time to use your favorite fall colors. :>

I will tell you that for November Tags, we will do a Christmas. AND....we will take the month of December OFF for Tag Swapping. :> We will start up again on January 15. I think everyone gets busy around the holidays so I don't want to host one when we are all busy. :> I do plan on tweaking the SWAP rules a bit for next year though. :>

So, for the OCTOBER SWAP,

PLEASE EMAIL ME TO JOIN AT PINKSCRAPPER99@YAHOO.COM, DO NOT LEAVE A COMMENT HERE. List of names will be at the very bottom of this post. Thank you!!!!

Please remember to do the back of your tags and to send return postage stamps too.  

Swap Tags must be mailed not later than OCTOBER 15, 2010.  I will send the tags back to you on August 20 or sooner. Rules are below. This is a long post, so read all the way thru to the swapper's signed up below....


RULES ARE SIMPLE- US AND INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS OK

1.   Once you sign up, you are committed. Please make every attempt to finish on time and mail tags on time. If you do not follow through, you won't be able to participate again.  I will excuse for unusual circumstances though.  Why so strict?  I have heard horror stories of people never getting their swap items. So, I do not wish to disappoint anyone.

2.   For the One on One swap, you mail 2 decorated tags. You can make an extra for yourself but do not send it to me. I will add embellishments and mail 1 back to you. You must include return envelope and return postage stamps.

3.   You mail 5 tags to me and I will coordinate tags and ship the exchanged 4 tags back to you.  Please include a second envelope and enough return postage stamps in your envelopes so I can mail it BACK to you. Also, write your addy on the return envelope please.

4.    Mail to me by OCTOBER 15 or earlier (I will mail out on the 20th of each month or sooner).

5.    Please try to follow theme of swaps, but don't run out and spend money to do them-get creative! You need not use the newest papers or embellies- just have fun!

That's it. If you have questions, just ask me, I am happy to help you.



EMAIL ME TO SIGN UP AT PINKSCRAPPER99@YAHOO.COM


BEGINNERS SWAP GROUP - SORRY CLOSED.
Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, at least 2 embellishments and ribbons or fibers.

1. Carolyn Ryzanych
2. Ida Swindell
3. Katrina Barnett
4. Iley Burkett                       ***Send only 5 Tags***
5. Lugene Bastian
6. Alex Harris

ADVANCED SWAP GROUP -  CLOSED
Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, with 4 embellishments, and ribbons/fibers. Tag is usually well covered with ephemera.

1. Lily Jackson
2. Stephanie Collins     
3. Mamie Lou              ***Send only 5 Tags***
4. Donna Brown         
5. Asa Stewart
6. Sylvia Holmes

ONE ON ONE WITH ME - You make 2 decorated tags and send to me.  I will add embellishments to it, and send one back to you! THEME IS UP TO YOU!!

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Daughter's Wedding Pics

Hi Everyone,

I am so happy to share my daughter's wedding pictures with you. She was married in Lake Tahoe, Nevada on August 29, 2010. Everything went perfectly and we all had a great time. I have never been to Lake Tahoe and it was such a beautiful place.  So, here are some of our pics.  The professional ones have not been received yet. Thanks for all of your kind words and thoughts during this happy time. :>


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Going MIA-Missing in Action

Hi Everyone,
My daughter's wedding is on Sunday. So, just FYI that I will be MIA until Monday. I will post a few pics here of the wedding. I'm excited but it has been a bit crazy here with the wedding and trying to keep up with my store, so pardon me if I am a bit slow responding. My brain is going in too many directions. Hopefully, it will be back to normal next week. :> Thanks for your understanding. Have a superb weekend!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

SIGN UPS FOR SEPTEMBER'S TAG SWAP

Hi Everyone,

I am excited to announce the theme for September's Tag Swap.  It is called "MUSIC TO MY EARS". The optional challenge is using BLACK AND WHITE ONLY on your tag. :> You can use a music sheet as a background, use music note paper clips, print the title of your favorite song, or even the soundtrack to your favorite movie, print lyrics out, use pictures of musical instruments, or even famous or not famous musicians. :>  Use your imagination!

PLEASE EMAIL ME TO JOIN AT PINKSCRAPPER99@YAHOO.COM, DO NOT LEAVE A COMMENT HERE. List of names will be at the very bottom of this post. Thank you!!!!

Please remember to do the back of your tags and to send return postage stamps too.  

Swap Tags must be mailed not later than September 15, 2010.  I will send the tags back to you on August 20 or sooner. Rules are below. This is a long post, so read all the way thru to the swapper's signed up below....


RULES ARE SIMPLE- US AND INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS OK

1.   Once you sign up, you are committed. Please make every attempt to finish on time and mail tags on time. If you do not follow through, you won't be able to participate again.  I will excuse for unusual circumstances though.  Why so strict?  I have heard horror stories of people never getting their swap items. So, I do not wish to disappoint anyone.

2.   For the One on One swap, you mail 2 decorated tags. You can make an extra for yourself but do not send it to me. I will add embellishments and mail 1 back to you. You must include return envelope and return postage stamps.

3.   You mail 5 tags to me and I will coordinate tags and ship the exchanged 4 tags back to you.  Please include a second envelope and enough return postage stamps in your envelopes so I can mail it BACK to you. Also, write your addy on the return envelope please.

4.    Mail to me by September 15 or earlier (I will mail out on the 20th of each month or sooner).

5.    Please try to follow theme of swaps, but don't run out and spend money to do them-get creative! You need not use the newest papers or embellies- just have fun!

That's it. If you have questions, just ask me, I am happy to help you.



EMAIL ME TO SIGN UP AT PINKSCRAPPER99@YAHOO.COM


BEGINNERS SWAP GROUP - SORRY SWAP CLOSED 
Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, at least 2 embellishments and ribbons or fibers.

1. Cristina Casias
2. Shanta Newby
3. Dawn Buffum
4. Ida Swindell
5. Carol Grenier


ADVANCED SWAP GROUP - SORRY CLOSED 
Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, with 4 embellishments, and ribbons/fibers. Tag is usually well covered with ephemera.

1. Sylvia Holmes                            1. Lori Ransom
2. Deb aka Scrapdelight1               2. Donna Brown
3. Kandi Rivera                              3. Pam Allen
4. Amy Kittle                                  4. Eileen Makarian
5. Christy Gallardo                         5. Asa Stewart

ONE ON ONE WITH ME - You make 2 decorated tags and send to me.  I will add embellishments to it, and send one back to you! THEME IS UP TO YOU!!

1. Nilsa Perez
2. Stephanie Collins
3. Christy Gallardo
4. Yolanda Carranza
5. Kristine aka Roxiyah

Monday, July 26, 2010

Here's another card sketch from PCP

JOIN THE TAG CRAZE

Hi Everyone,
I'm on a tag craze these days. It may be because of my Monthly Tag Swap, but I have made a few tags this last week. I have a few pictures below, and I have two videos on You Tube. If you haven't checked out my YT Channel, just go to YouTube.com/PinkScrapper99. Don't forget to add the 99 at the end. :> Because that is the age I will stop scrapbooking. Just kidding. I would be so lucky to live that long. Also, if you like any of my videos, you can also post them on your own blog for your followers. Just use the embed feature on YT.


I also wanted to share a few tips for beginner scrapbookers because this is what I did when I got stuck. You can use this list for cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, etc. When I was new I would go through a list of things in my mind to add to a card when I got stuck and didn't know what else to do. If you go through the list, it may help you and spark your mojo. So, here goes.

Add things like:

Buttons                     
Punches
Ribbon/Lace/Fibers/Trims
Rubber Stamps
Distress Ink
Flowers/Leaves
Flower Pins
Sewing Stiches
Acrylic Paint
Glimmer Mist
Diamond Dust
Perfect Pearls/Pearl Ex
Bling
Glitter/Stickles
Glossy Accents
sayings/titles
stickers
charms or jewelry
embossing/dry embossing
metal pieces
tags
Vintage Photo
Feathers
Chipboard Embellishment
Die Cut/Cricut Die

Hope that helps you. Print it out and keep it at your craft area and add to the list!  Here are my tag pics as promised.  Thank you!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

FREE LINE ART FOR COLORING!

Hi Everyone,

I HAVE to share this great site I just found for line art images. It's so amazing what you can find if you Google. I bet you will never have to buy another stamp if you use this site. But, we will anyways right? Well, when I got Copic Certified, I was on a hunt to practice coloring. I found that I wanted MORE images to color because the stamps I owned were not necessarily all coloring type of stamps. What I do is right click on the image and "save as" to save it to my puter. So, here is the site. ENJOY!

Click on Sarah Kay


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sign Ups Starting for AUGUST TAG SWAP!!

It's time for sign ups for August. The theme for August is PRETTY WOMAN.  You can use anybody you want. You can use Marilyn Monroe, Your Grandmother, Your Grand-daughter, whoever. They must be female.  You can use Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Boop, Oprah Winfrey, Charlie's Angels...you get the idea.  No QUOTE is necessary unless you want.
                     PLEASE EMAIL ME at PinkScrapper99@yaho.com to join.
                     Do not leave a comment to sign up, I will need your email addy.

The OPTIONAL CHALLENGE is to use acrylic paint on your tag somehow, somewhere.....I am putting a twist in the August swap, so let me know how you like it. It will make you stretch your creativity. Same rules will apply as always. Please remember to do the back of your tags and to send return postage stamps too.  

Swap Tags must be mailed not later than August 15, 2010.  I will send the tags back to you on August 20 or sooner. Rules are below. This is a long post, so read all the way thru to the swapper's signed up below....


RULES ARE SIMPLE- US AND INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS OK

1.   Once you sign up, you are committed. Please make every attempt to finish on time and mail tags on time. If you do not follow through, you won't be able to participate again.  I will excuse for unusual circumstances though.  Why so strict?  I have heard horror stories of people never getting their swap items. So, I do not wish to disappoint anyone.

2.   For the One on One swap, you mail 2 decorated tags. You can make an extra for yourself but do not send it to me. I will add embellishments and mail 1 back to you. You must include return envelope and return postage stamps.

3.   You mail 5 tags to me and I will coordinate tags and ship the exchanged 4 tags back to you.  Please include a second envelope and enough return postage stamps in your envelopes so I can mail it BACK to you. Also, write your addy on the return envelope please.

4.    Mail to me by August 15(I will mail out on the 20th of each month or sooner).

5.    Please try to follow theme of swaps, but don't run out and spend money to do them-get creative! You need not use the newest papers or embellies- just have fun!

That's it. If you have questions, just ask me, I am happy to help you.

SWAP 1      MONTHLY TAG SWAP FOR BEGINNING CRAFTERS- CLOSED
                  
Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, at least 2 embellishments and ribbons or fibers.

GROUP 1                                                GROUP 2               
1.  Desiree Tillman Moffett                   1.Lily Jackson
2.  Teresa Miller                                   2. Ida Swindell
3.   Carolina Ayala                                3. Lori Ransom
4.   Shanta Newby                                4.Tracy McCullough
5.   Krystal Booth                                    5.Cristina C.



SWAP 2      MONTHLY TAG SWAP FOR ADVANCED CRAFTERS-SORRY CLOSED

Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, with 4 embellishments, and ribbons/fibers.  Example is shown below. Tag is usually well covered with ephemera.

GROUP  1                                     GROUP 2
1. Amy Kittle                               1. Donna Brown

2. Sylvia Holmes                         2.  Stephanie Collins

3. Patti Lane                                 3. Robert Groppi

4.  Kandi Rivera                           4. Leslie Jones

5.  Gypsy Rose                              5. Christy Gallardo




SWAP 3      ONE ON ONE ---SWAP WITH ME! You make 2 decorated tags and send to me.  I will add embellishments to it, and send one back to you! THEME IS UP TO YOU!!


1.Sylvia Holmes     7. Stephanie Collins
2.Iley Burkett         8.
3.Nilsa Perez
4.Krystal Booth
5.Lori Ransom
6.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Card Sketch

Hi, Sorry this is late. I've been down with a bad cold. Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Card Sketch

Hi Everyone, Here's a challenge from Paper Craft Planet that I will be posting each week.  I am hoping these weekly sketches will inspire you and inspire me as well. I love making cards because they can be quick and easy. Also, challenge yourself and make a tag out of it! Thank you for checking it out!


Saturday, July 3, 2010

Is that love or what?

Hi Everyone.  Here's a picture I took of my Pug, Brody and my cat, Jazz.  While I am scrapping away into the wee hours of the night/morning....this is what they do.  Brody is the one snoring in my videos. Sometimes he snores louder than my husband! It's funny.  I did not know that Pugs snore when I got him. But, I love him so much that I overlook his one flaw. LOL. These two are buddies.  My cat will chase my dog....and vice versa. But, my cat, Jazz is really the boss of the house. My hubby calls Brody my Mini-Me, because he will follow me everywhere! I mean EVERYWHERE! When I scrap until 3 am, he is right there with me.  Talk about love right?  I would love to hear your stories about your fur babies. Please comment below! :> Also, have a great Fourth of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

MY STORE UPDATE!

I just got a new package today, full of goodies for my store (http://PinkScrappersBoutique.blogspot.com).   I will have 4 more TH Lost and Found kits available tomorrow (7/2/2010). Also, watch for my video tonight when I open up my goodies! I will be revealing a new kit on my video as well.  I also just posted pre-order information for a PINK ATG gun!!! Oh, one more thing. I will be posting weekly card challenges on my blog! Stay tuned...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sites for Vintage Photos

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are starting your week off to a good start.  Someone asked me where I get my vintage photos from, so I decided to post it.  Whenever I find an image that I like, I will save it in a folder on my computer. I don't use a lot of sites to collect images, but I think these two are awesome. If you would like to add one, just add it in the comments section. I've been busy doing a mini series on Tim Holtz' Lost and Found paper collection. I really love his paper.  I decided to do more kits in my store too, because I love being able to have people try out different products, different embellishments, etc.  So, if there is a kit you would like to see, please let me know.  So, here are the two links I promised. Enjoy!

http://magicmoonlightfreeimages.blogspot.com/

http://thevintagevignette.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Have your cake and eat it too!

Here's the final picture of the cake I made for Kayleigh. I am also going to attempt to make a wedding cake this year...hahaha.  The recipe is delicious. It's an Almond Vanilla Cake with Sour Cream. The cake itself was not hard to bake. But, the decorating was a challenge. The kids loved it, and I got a thumbs up from my daughter on using the same recipe for her wedding cake!! Yay. I think next time, I am trying fondant...and maybe my Cricut Cake Machine too....Enjoy!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I did it!

I'm so happy I took the Copic Certification Class! I learned so much from Jennie Black. It was so 
worth it for me because now I am able to teach Copic classes locally! We learned about the 
color wheel, coloring techniques, skin color choices, airbrushing, and mainly had so much fun! 
I guess that's what happens when you get women together to craft, right?? Please stay tuned 
because you will see more as I build up my inventory of Copics! Have a great week!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Store Announcement

Hi Everyone, 


I just received 4 Tattered Angels die cuts from Tim Holtz.  They will go fast, so if you want one, please head over to my store at PinkScrappersBoutique.blogspot.com and purchase them now.....You can also order it, but it will take extra time for shipment.  Get them while they are hot. I can ship Monday 6/14...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

July Tag Swap

Hi Everyone. I'm happy to announce the continuation of my Monthly Tag Swap.  July's theme is "Things that FLY".  And you must also include a quote that goes with your tag.  You can use butterflies, birds, bees, fairies, angels, etc. Anything that is airborne. Also, you must decorate front and back of the tags.

Please email me at PinkScrapper99@yahoo.com to sign up.  There will be 3 groups. Beginners, Advanced, and One on One tag swap with me.  You make 2 tags, mail them to me. I will add embellishments to it, and mail one back to you. This is a great way for beginners to learn new things.

The rules are as follows:

SWAP 1      MONTHLY TAG SWAP FOR BEGINNING CRAFTERS--CLOSED
                  
Requirements: 4x6" chipboard tag, at least 2 embellishments and ribbons or fibers.

GROUP 1                                                GROUP 2               
1.  Teresa Neff                                        1. Shen
2.  Patti Lane                                         2. Kandi Rivera
3.  Stephanie Collins                            3. Brenda Stilner
4.  Carolyn Ryzanych                           4. lucinda Scherer
5.  Judy McGinnis                                5. Shelly Wittschiebe

Group 3
1. Toni Tickner
2. Diana Ayala
3.Teresa Miller
4.Shanta Newby
5. Michelle (Lazycatz27)

SWAP 2      MONTHLY TAG SWAP FOR ADVANCED CRAFTERS ----CLOSED

Requirements: 4-6" chipboard tag, with 4 embellishments, and ribbons/fibers.  Example is shown below. Tag is usually well covered with ephemera.

1.Deb Dacosta(scrapdelight1)
2. Sylvia Holmes
3. Amy Kittle
4. Donna Brown
5. Maria Mendoza



SWAP 3      ONE ON ONE ---SWAP WITH ME! You make 2 tags and send to me.  I will add to it, and send one back to you! THEME IS UP TO YOU!!


1. Sylvia Holmes
2. Brenda Stilner
3. Adrienne Rivera
4. Cindy Foster
5. Asa Stewart
6. Laura Lefavor

RULES ARE SIMPLE- US AND INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS OK

1.   Once you sign up, you are committed. Please make every attempt to finish on time and mail tags on time. If you do not follow through, you won't be able to participate again.  I will excuse for unusual circumstances though.  Why so strict?  I have heard horror stories of people never getting their swap items. So, I do not wish to disappoint anyone.

2.   You mail 4 + 1 for the hostess(ME), EXCEPT for the One on One swap, you mail 2 tags. You can make an extra for yourself but do not send it to me.

3.   You mail to me and I will coordinate tags and ship the exchanged 4 tags back to you.  Please include a second envelope and enough return postage in your envelopes so I can mail it BACK to you.

4.    Mail to me by July 15(15th of every month and I will mail out on the 20th of each month).

5.    Please try to follow theme of swaps, but don't run out and spend money to do them-get creative! You need not use the newest papers or embellies- just have fun!

That's it. If you have questions, just ask me, I am happy to help you.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Store Announcement

If you haven't seen my Announcement. Please watch my video.


Monday, May 31, 2010

Copics Training

Hi Ladies,

I am soo excited because I will be attending the Copics Certification Training in TWO WEEKS!!! I have wanted to attend this training for over a year, and it is finally coming to my area! I honestly do not know what that will affect as far as my You Tube videos go, but I think I will always be a Multi-Media Artist. But, as I learn more about Copics, I can also teach you what I know!! As you know I love to dabble in alot of crafts...hahaha! As long as my pocket book can handle it. But, Copics are awesome and I really want to use them in my projects. So, watch for something new by the end of June because I will be totally excited to share it with you!!! Take care!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rain, rain go away

Seems like Spring Showers are here, or should I say thunderstorms? I guess that gives me more time to craft. I've been working on my goals for this year, and so far, I have two of them completed.  The next one is to get published. I don't really need to do it for fame, or fortune, or even recognition.  But, it seems to be a big deal to say you have been "published".  I am happy just to be doing my own thing. So, amongst my other scrapbooking aspirations, I will be submitting my art to various magazines. If anybody has any tips for me, just leave me a comment or email me. Thank you, and have a glorious day! :>

Friday, May 21, 2010

Prima is coming! Announcing my new store to my followers!

Hi Everyone,
I am announcing my new store to my followers. Please visit PinkScrappersBoutique.blogspot.com. YAY!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hi Everyone

I want to thank everyone for entering my two giveaways.  I will be doing more too.

So, make sure you subscribe to my blog and find out when I make an announcement.

Have a great day!




Saturday, May 15, 2010

AND THE WINNERS ARE......

THE WINNER OF THE BIG BITE IS......... 

MELODY/1ANGELBRAT

True Random Number Generator 9

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WINNER OF THE JOURNAL KIT IS........

True Random Number Generator
51 

VIDEO 51 UTEE MELTING POT, PART 2
AND COMMENT NUMBER.....4 out of 9 comments!!


True Random Number Generator 4


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I had wondered about the melting pot ever since I first saw it in Michaels. Thanks for sharing the different ways it can be used. -Dera





CONGRATS MELODY AND DERA-PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH YOUR ADDRESSES!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

ANNOUNCING NEW MONTHLY SWAPS!

Hi Everyone-

***SWAPS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR JUNE, YOU CAN NOW SIGN UP FOR JULY**

I'm so excited to announce a few new swaps on my blog. These will be monthly ongoing swaps for beginners and advanced crafters. When I first started papercrafting 16 years ago, I participated in every swap I could so I could learn from different people. So, this swap will include a swap group for beginners. I have heard many people say they won't swap because they are scared to swap with advanced crafters, so this will help them ease into it. They are both tag swaps because mini albums are too big, and tags(the larger 4-5 inch ones) are perfect because they are small and quick. So here are the 3 swaps. Sign ups start today for June Swaps. Rules are posted at the bottom of this post. (NAMES WILL BE ADDED AS PEOPLE SIGN UP.

EMAIL ME TO SIGN UP AT PinkScrapper99@yahoo.com

THEMES FOR JUNE SWAPS WILL BE ---FLOWERS
(I may add more groups if I have enough participants)


SWAP 1      MONTHLY TAG SWAP FOR BEGINNING CRAFTERS
                  
Requirements: 4-6" chipboard tag, at least 2 embellishments and ribbons or fibers.

GROUP 1                                              GROUP 2                            
1. Brandy Norris                                1.  Carolyn Ryzanych          
2. Elina Halme(khrestle)                 2.  Shen                           
3. Brenda Stiltner                              3. Diana Ayala                     
4. Judy McGinnis                               4. Kandi Rivera                    
5. Sharon D. Caillier                           5. Shanta Newby                 

GROUP 3

1. Nilsa Perez
2. Stephanie Collins
3. Cindy (mscindy47)
4. Toni Tickner(thetoad78)
5. Patti Lane(shabbypinkstamper)

SWAP 2      MONTHLY TAG SWAP FOR ADVANCED CRAFTERS

Requirements: 4-6" chipboard tag, with 4 embellishments, and ribbons/fibers.  Example is shown below. Tag is usually well covered with ephemera.

1. Karen St. Clair
2. Maria Alcantara
3. Deb Dacosta(scrapdelight1)
4. Hayley Ruszecki (AliceInCraftLand)
5. Amy Kittle




SWAP 3      ONE ON ONE ---SWAP WITH ME! You make 2 tags and send to me.  I will add to it, and send one back to you! THEME IS UP TO YOU!!


1. Elina Halme(khrestle)
2. Brandy Norris
3. Brenda Stiltner
4. Amy Kittle
5.

RULES ARE SIMPLE- US AND INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS OK

1.   Once you sign up, you are committed. Please make every attempt to finish on time and mail tags on time. If you do not follow through, you won't be able to participate again.  I will excuse for unusual circumstances though.  Why so strict?  I have heard horror stories of people never getting their swap items. So, I do not wish to disappoint anyone.

2.   You mail 5 + 1 for the hostess(ME), EXCEPT for the One on One swap.

3.   You mail to me and I will coordinate tags and ship the exchanged 5 tags back to you.  Please include a second envelope and enough return postage in your envelopes so I can mail it BACK to you.

4.    Mail to me by June 15(15th of every month and I will mail out on the 20th of each month).

5.    Please try to follow theme of swaps, but don't run out and spend money to do them-get creative! You need not use the newest papers or embellies- just have fun!

That's it. If you have questions, just ask me, I am happy to help you.

Mother's Day

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

I wanted to have something really special to say for Mother's Day, and I found a site with some meaningful quotes.  I hope you enjoy them, these are a few of my favorites!

**A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan
 

                (Ok, how many times have you done that? :>)

**A mother understands what a child does not say.  ~Author Unknown

                        (This is so true isn't it??) 

**Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.  ~Mildred B. Vermont

HAVE A BLESSED MOTHER'S DAY EVERYONE!!! :>  

Monday, May 3, 2010

Giveaway!!

Hi All,

For my Giveaway, please click on Following (on the top right column) and that adds you as a subscriber to my blog.

To watch my video with all the details click HERE.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Mother's Day Gift



This is a super gift for Mother's Day! I helped my Grand-daughter, Kayleigh, make this for my Daughter.  She is going to love it because she made one just like this for me over 15 years ago! Please try it and tell me how you liked it.  Here is the poem for the gift! I have also posted my You Tube video! ENJOY!


You always clean the fingerprints
I leave upon the wall
I seem to make a mess of things
Because I am so small
The years will pass so quickly
I’ll soon be grown like you
And all my little fingerprints
Will surely fade from view.
So here’s a special handprint
And a picture of me too
So you’ll recall the day
I made this just for you!



Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Card for PaperManiac.com

Check out my card using We R Memory Keepers
Tiffany paper collection. 
I love this paper so much! And it is simple
and stamp free! Hope you like it.

Hi Everyone!

It has been a fun filled week demonstrating for Provo Craft.  I met so many people and even learned some new tricks from one customer who had 90 cartridges!!

I am glad it's over because my legs and feet hurt from standing.  I will also be demonstrating the CRICUT CAKE!! I just found out today!!

I am also planning a giveaway which I will announce as soon as I feel better to post the video!  Here's a picture of a fabric flower I made a while ago. I used pink satin fabric and cut circles in 2 sizes. Burned the edges with a BBQ lighter, then hot glued them together.  I used pearl ex on a floral leaf. Then just add a feather, tulle, and pearls and VOILA! You are done.













Friday, April 16, 2010

Tag Swap with Deb


Hi Everyone,

I had my very first tag swap. I have done alot of card swaps in the past, but not a tag swap ever! So when Deb asked me to swap, I said SURE! I love making tags and it is an easy way to swap just with one person. I got my package from Deb today and I was so excited to see what she made. She is a very talented lady and I like her style of scrapping. After a long day teaching a mini album class, this was a very welcome package!! It always makes me teary eyed to see that someone took the time to make ME something by hand. I know it takes alot of time and thought when you make something, so it truly means alot when another crafter makes something for me. :> And if I am on the giving side, I hope that whatever I make is liked by whoever I give it to. A lot of times if someone admires my project- I will just give it to them because I know they appreciate it. Thank you Deb!!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

BLOG AWARD

I'm so honored to have been given an award by Tracy at http://iwannabuildamemory.blogspot.com




It is the first award I have ever received on the internet!! I am sooo thrilled, and very excited because I get to give out 5 awards too!

In receiving this award, I am supposed to list ten things that make me happy, five pieces of trivia about myself, and then pass the award along to five fellow bloggers.

TEN THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY

1. My husband who is my HERO!
2. My children and my Grand baby!
3. Being healthy and able to walk without pain
4. Coffee
5. Chocolate
6. Singing when nobody can hear me!
7. Dancing when nobody can see me!
8. Scrapbooking
9. Being able to make someone else happy
10. Seeing people laugh and smile.

FIVE TRIVIA FACTS ABOUT ME

1. I was an All-Star Softball player when I was younger.
2. I was born and raised in Hawaii
3. I am camera shy and hate taking pictures
4. I love chocolate with nuts!
5. I don't like to cook.

FIVE PEOPLE I AM GIVING THIS AWARD TO:

1. Gina at http://myscraproom.ning.com for being a great new friend
2. Trini at http://scraptsac.blogspot.com for being a great new friend.
3. Jan at http://jannstory.blogspot.com for being an inspiration to me.
4. NatalieBramasole at http://nataliecreatief.blogspot.com for being an inspiration to me.
5. Dawn Griffith at http://Dawnsstampingthoughts.net  for encouraging me to start You Tube videos and to    
    get out of my comfort zone!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Check out two of my crazy altered projects!

Sometimes you need to let your creativity GO WILD! Well, I got on a roll and made not one, but two new crazy projects! I hope you enjoy them, and please comment if you liked them! Take care!







Saturday, April 3, 2010

HAPPY EASTER!!

Hi Everyone--

Just wanted to say Happy Easter to you. I made a video of my Grand-daughter's Easter basket. Baskets are so much fun to make because you can put things in there to personalize it. You will see all the things Kayleigh likes in her basket. She's 3.

I hope you have a super fun day tomorrow. Take care!



Thursday, April 1, 2010

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas! Not!

Hey everyone!
I am so glad to be home. Vegas was an short but awesome trip. I got to meet two of my fellow bloggers, who not only are my best online friends, but now that I have met them in person, they are my lifetime friends. Gina aka Scrappinology, and Trini aka Trini...lol are as genuine online as in person. We didn't even get to Scrapbook, but we had THE BEST TIME! Watch for my Vegas baby! video because I will show you my haul...Oh, here are their blog sites: Be sure to visit these talented ladies sites!

http://www.scrappinology.blogspot.com/
http://scraptsac.blogspot.com/

I will be working and demonstrating PROVO-CRAFT PRODUCTS as a Brand Ambassador. Basically, I will be getting paid to do what I love. That is the best feeling ever. Watch for more info on this, I will let you know how I am doing. :>

Also, please visit PaperManiac.com. I am on the DT and just posted a video on their blog. Thanks so much everyone.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Here comes Peter Cotton tail!

Here's my own version of an Easter Bunny made with punches. He even has a cottontail! This is a great project for children to make. He makes the cutest card ever or put him on your scrapbook page! Just click on the title of this post or click on the word Easter Bunny to see my video! Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Paper Maniac Design Team

Hey Everyone! I'm so excited to be on the Paper Maniac's design team!!!! This is my first project which is an 8 x 8 Scrapbook Layout. Please subscribe to my blog as I will be adding new projects EVERY WEEK!!!! Thank You!!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Blog Look

My daughter was kind enough to help me with my blog.  I'm computer illiterate- so I need a lot of help. lol Today was a great day, I spent some time with my Grandbaby, Kayleigh, then went shopping for organizers for my craft room.  Found a great one at Target.  It's so great-I need to buy another one tomorrow! Thank you for stopping by.




Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day


Check out my card for St. Patrick's Day! Use the double slider
technique for your cards or mini albums!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Future Scrap-booker


K for my Grand-daughter Kayleigh

Imade this for my Grand-daughter, Kayleigh's bedroom.  Everytime I make 
something new, she thinks it's for her!! She is a future scrapbooker (in training) too!




Monday, March 1, 2010

Prima Giveaway!!!

Winner

That's Right! Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with our BIG SECRET!
We want EVERYONE to have a chance to win so we are changing the rules a bit.
  • Please copy this write-up and link us on your blog, Facebook, or any other site that you frequent (please follow their TOU). 
  • Then post here with a link to your blog, Facebook or site post for your chance to win BIG with Prima!
  • One US and one International winner will be chosen on Thursday, March 4th, 2010.

And we are getting closer and closer to revealing our secret-it won't be long now!
Just a couple more days of suspense!