Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blessing

Just poppin in this morning to bring you the Sketchy Sunday card for 365 Cards. Before I lock myself away in my craft room for the day here are two cards created using the sketch of the day. Many wonderful cards to see, as usual, so don't forget to pop over and take a peek.This week's digital stamps come from a Sew Many Cards. I couldn't resist using this baby owl.
Hope everyone is enjoying their springy Sunday. I keep hearing "mommy" echoing through our house which means it is time to go.

See you back here on Wednesday!

Andrea

Friday, March 26, 2010

On the list of to-dos....

Spring is upon us and I have been working away on our house cleaning to-do list. Always growing, guaranteed lots of dust, and usually realize that life is just a little easier with less. Truly amazing what a little fresh paint, scrubbed floors, and a big trip to Goodwill and the recycling center will do to brighten our day and welcome a new season. Just crossing my fingers it will last more than a week :)

After a few long days of work I have finally been able to sit down and work on a new project that I have been so excited about. I have been so lucky to be given the opportunity to work with many talented women on two design teams, both at Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker and 365 Cards. This week I have added to this wonderful list.

MelJen's Designs is a place to find the most adorable, fun, and whimsical digital stamps. There are so many designs to choose from. I love the fact you can alter the size on your computer and print on any cardstock or paper you choose.

On this card I chose to use several different Crate Paper and Bo Bunny paper to print out the image and cut the portion of the image that I wanted to pop off the card. I finished it off using Copic markers, adhesive pearls, and a little glitter. (The image used in the card above is available for free by going to the blog! )

I am so excited to get started. You will be seeing so many projects each week from all three design teams. So much inspiration to draw from and I am certain that it will get your creative wheels spinning!

As my spring break with the kiddos begins I am off to plan my week ahead. There are many new projects to come in this next week along with a blog hop for MelJen's Designs and my project posts for both 365 Cards and Nikki Sivils.

Have a wonderful Friday and wishing everyone a super, fantastic weekend ahead!!!

Andrea

Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's A Beautiful Morning...

Good morning! Just checking in this morning to announce the winners for the Nikki Sivils giveaway. Thank you all for taking the time to take a glance at all of her lovely products. The winners are: Lamamala and Nikki Love (if you can contact me through my Etsy shop at creativepapertrail.etsy.com).

Before I go enjoy the little bit of sun we are suppose to get today a card made for the 365 Cards Sketchy Sunday. I had a lot of fun with this one, using multiple patterns and color. Perfect for diving into those smaller paper scraps.
Have a wonderful day and start to your week. I will be back on Tuesday for some extra special projects I have been working on.
Andrea

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Nikki Sivils Giveaway....

Good morning to you! It is a happy day here and ready to giveaway TWO prizes (as pictured below). All you have to do is...

1. Head over to Nikki Sivils Scrapbook website and thumb through all of her lovely products.

2. Come back to my blog and leave a comment on this post and let me know what your favorite line/product is.

I will choose TWO winners by March 20th at 8:30 pm EST.

Before I go, and I know that it is early here, I made these last night and ready to dig into some goodies myself.
Have a wonderful day and good luck on the giveaway!!!

Andrea

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just Poppin In...

Just a quick reminder to check out the 365 Cards blog for many great inspiring cards. So many talented individuals. Here is a peek at my card for the Sunday challenge:

This adorable bee image is from Stretch 'N Bubbles.

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend. One more card before I sign off until Monday...

Andrea

Friday, March 12, 2010

There are rules...

Each and every day my kids say and do things that take me back to my childhood, and yesterday was no exception. It was right around dinner time when the usual uproar began and sitting down at the table with ants in their pants started to kick in. After a somewhat lengthy battle we gathered around in the living room for a rundown of the rules. It was then I had flash back of my childhood when my six year old said..."rules are boring and they are just not fair". In my mind I am thinking now I have at least twelve more years of coming up with clever ways of making the rules seem fun and sticking to it. These are the moments when I look to my parents to apologize and ask "how did you do it?"

Once the house was quiet, fairly early in the evening, I crept away to my craft room. Although the rain came down in buckets (and continues to do so today as well) I brought out the bright papers and got to work.



Hope you are enjoying your Friday. The weekend is upon us and I am ready to start in on our spring cleaning checklist. Now to find all of the easy ones before my hubby does :)

See you again next week. Will be back on Monday with a giveaway...you don't want to miss out!

Andrea

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pure Delight...

About once a week my three year old and I head out for lunch. It is always so fun to sit and listen to him carry on a conversation about almost anything. It is a time when I don't have to say much, but just listen to his silly way of recalling time spent with his brother or friends. It is truly a delight to spend an hour listening to my little man.

So today I bring two projects made for the occasion...

If you haven't discovered it yet...Creative Imaginations has come out with real wood sheets. They are stampable, paintable, you can even die cut them, and much more! They are amazing and think I found a new favorite. I used it in each of the above projects.

Enjoy your Wednesday. Off to try my best to organize the never ending stack of toys scattered throughout the house.

Andrea

Monday, March 8, 2010

And The Winner Is...

What an exciting weekend for all who participated in the blog hop. So many beautiful projects to see and wonderful giveaways to enter. So, since I could only make and giveaway one item, the winner is...Victoria S.

Before I go, just wanted to share with you the first sketch challenge I completed yesterday over at 365 Cards.

Hope you are all enjoying the start to a brand new week. Things are warming up here and loving that spring is just around the corner.

Love when stamps say it all.

Andrea

Friday, March 5, 2010

Time To Crawl...

It's here! It is time for you to sit back, relax, and enjoy a weekend of inspiring projects and wonderful giveaways!


Make sure to visit the following for a chance to win THREE giveaways valued at $50: Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup and Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker.

Before I get to my giveaway, a few projects I made for the big event...



This project was made using My Sweet Cherry Pie stamps and paper and corduroy buttons.


Just couldn't resist making a bird for this card from My Sweet Cherry Pie paper and stamps, Boo-tiful paper, and Henry's Brilliance stamp.


A perfect card for a teacher using Henry's Brilliance stamp set and paper.

Now for my giveaway! This is open to anyone. Just leave a comment on my blog and I will pick a winner by 8:30 EST Monday, March 8th.





Here is a list of all the Doghouse Diva participants:

Andrea Budjack
Anna Louise Bowkis
Claude Campeau
Deana Boston
Delaina Burns
Elizabeth Carney
Janis Medina-Maghinay
Jennifer Matott
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Katrina Hunt
Laura Achilies
Lori Roop
Michelle Lanning
Mimi Leinbach
Nathalie Leonelli
Norma Kennedy
Rae Barthel
Ria Mojica

Enjoy the crawl and good luck with the giveaways!

Until next time...

Andrea

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Creativity Blooming

There is nothing like creating with my mother! Over the past two days we have been working away in my craft room and playing with every type of material we can possibly find. Her creativeness and drive inspire me and I am thankful for the time we get to spend together.

So as we worked away we finally came upon little wooden pieces which she stowed away in her luggage. After two weeks into her visit we finally put our crafty hands together to come up with these little pincushions. So fun, so colorful, and so perfect for my craft table.


After three hours of rushing past one another, finding the perfect felt, stamp, and pins we have created several which will be seen shortly in my Etsy shop, my mothers shop (practicalelegance.etsy.com) and one will be included in the giveaway on Friday.

Hope you enjoyed this post, as I know that I have enjoyed sharing these with you and always enjoy creating something new.

Wishing you all a great Wednesday and see you on Friday!!!

Andrea

Monday, March 1, 2010

Springing Into Monday...

It's early Monday and ready to start this week off with a few items to share and an announcement.

First, today will be my first official blog post for Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. When you get a chance stop by her blog and find a few items I created using her most recent three lines (which I have had so much fun playing with). Here are a couple of sneak peeks...
There are so many beautiful projects posted on her blog so enjoy!

Second, there is a very special blog crawl to come that you don't want to miss out.

And before I sign off for today an exciting announcement. I am now a designer for 365 Cards and so excited to get started! Many talented designers, beautiful cards, and fun challenges!

Wishing everyone a happy Monday and will return on Friday for another fun giveaway (I love these)!

Andrea