Friday, May 13, 2011

ABC's of Me - 'R'

Today was my day to post a challenge at Scrapbook Challenges! The prompt is 'Remember when...' and I'm asking that you include yourself in the phone and use the word 'remember' somewhere on the layout.
I realize that this picture is pretty horrible, but I was in a rush! haha Hopefully I can get around to taking a better one soon. I'd hate to document this and bright and washed out!

I'm no longer designing for Creative Inspirations, but I'm still using those paints like crazy. I used garnet and copper on the background of this page. And I'm pretty excited about these chipboard letters. They are old Heidi Grace and they come in a gigantic package. I found them at Big Lots for $4. Can't beat that!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I decorated my first cake!

I've always wanted to take the Wilton cake decorating courses. I finally decided to when we got here to Texas because I don't know anyone here... and I don't really have the chance to meet anyone either. I mean, we're only here for 3 months, so it's not a big deal. I just need to get out of the house. Sooo cake decorating class it is!

I am currently taking Cake Decorating Basics, and this is my first cake that I decorated!
We learned how to do a transfer and pressure techniques. I'm really excited about next week though! We finally start learning how to make a few flowers and we ice cupcakes! I will say... I'm HORRIBLE at icing cakes... well, at least I was before this class. Hopefully that will change! :)

I've always wanted

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thank you Pamela!! *SC Blog Hop*

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges' Thank You Pamela blog hop! Thank you Pamela for all that you've done for us and for inspiring us for so long! If you just happened to stop by and didn't realize there was a hop, you can join the fun at Brynn's blog.

I'm Dani, and I've been around at SC for quite a while. I've really enjoyed my time there and Pamela will be missed greatly! Also, thanks to Brynn for carrying on Scrapbook Challenges!

I picked Sketch 169 for my layout.

My take (this is the first 8x8 layout that I've done in a LONG time):

There are lots of great RAKs up for grabs this weekend from Fancy Pants and Tim Holtz and more!

Now hop on over to Deb's blog to continue the hop!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Coupons and Deals.

This isn't scrapbook related, and I'm sorry. :)

For those of you that don't know, I LOOOOVE couponing and finding good deals. A lot of my friends and family have asked me tons of questions about getting started and finding deals. I started a group on facebook for friends and family, and I wanted to extend an invitation to my blog readers as well. The group is called Coupons and Deals. You are all welcome to join! :)

Also, I started a blog for me to post the deals that I find. I post them along with the coupons that I used to get them. You are all welcome to check that out as well.

My diet.

Hello everyone! I hope Monday is treating you all well! I am hosting a challenge at Scrapbook Challenges this month as a part of the ABC's of Me going on there. My letter is "D". I thought about it long and hard because I knew that drink, dessert, dog, etc were easy ones. Then it hit me.. DIET! I know not all people are on diets, but everyone has a diet! So I challenge you all to scrap it! Head on over to Scrapbook Challenges and enter into the challenge. Posting your page for the challenge will enter you to win the prize from our sponsor this month!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

CI Paints + Texture Builder!

It's my day to post on the Creative Inspirations blog again! Today, I'm sharing a layout that I made for a family friend featuring her niece and nephew. I used CI sky blue to 'wash' the background. I realized that CI paints are PERFECT for that! Doesn't the sky blue go perfectly with this line of Sassafras??!I mixed CI sunshine with texture builder to get the effect on the dragonfly. I LOOOVE mixing paints with different mediums... :) For more details, you can see my post on CI here. Also, don't forget about their giveaway! You can win FIVE jars of paint!! :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Who wants to win some paint?!

Creative Inspirations is giving away 5 jars of paint on the CI blog! The winner gets to choose the colors.. and ladies, there's 50 or so colors to choose from! These paints are so fun.. and shimmery! You'll all love them! All you have to do is go here, become a follower, and leave a comment answering one of the questions in the post! It's that easy! :)