Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I can't scrap - will you?!

First off, if you are having a hard time reading my blog...like you get a big long list of other blogs and have to scroll thru 2 pages before you see my post, it's because I went and installed this beautiful new template. But little problem with it, it only seems to work in Firefox :( So if you know how I fix that, I would love some help!!!!

And now back to regularly scheduled programming....

Alright ladies.... here's the scoop!
So I am going away and will probably not scrap while I am away...so I thought maybe you could all scrap for me! I did up 3 SOTW (to catch up for the last bit!) and decided to throw them all to you at the same time.

The rules - simple - complete all three sketches by midnight (in whatever time zone you live in) Tuesday June 1st.
If you play along on the A PILE OF SCRAP! forum, upload them there.
If you aren't playing along there, YOU SHOULD BE!! but if not, please email them to me at icecheeks@yahoo.com
And then wait to see who the winner is!

Winner, you say? Yup, a winner!
There will be one of these

and some goodies from the scrap store that I get to visit while in Vancouver - but the rule for me is that I can only buy something that I can't buy at APOS or at my LSS that I work at!! And if for some reason, that scrap store hasn't yet opened in Vancouver, you will have to be satisfied with some kinda cool thing I find while I am roaming about (did I mention ALL BY MYSELF??!!!!).

And without further ado, here are the sketches!

Try out some doodles on your page!

And then use some of that notebook paper that I love.

And then ink it up for me!

Happy Scrapping - can't wait to see everyone's creations!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The last 3 weeks

Have been a little busy around here....and so the first thing to get neglected is always the blog :( Sad but true.
I thought I would share a few pictures today to catch you up with what I've been up to and then try to get some regular blog goodies to share with you later this week (including some new techniques!).
So...... be prepared for the photo heavy post!

So we have been doing our fair share of this:

And then we had this to plan for

And then we have been doing our fair share of this too

Yep, the nice weather has hit!!!!! It was so beautiful here for the last two days - it made it hard to scrap and get my LOAD done. And if you have ever thought about doing LOAD in the past and thought you couldn't do it, I am so sorry that you missed out this round. There have been some AMAZING challenges put out by Lain that are making me step out of my inky/misted box and I am loving it!!!

I am a little sad that I don't know if I will be able to finish up because at the end of the month, I am doing this

and going here

So that I can learn how to colour!!!

Honest!! With these...

I am thrilled to be going out to take a Copic Marker certification course!!! I can't wait to learn all the cool tricks - have you seen what those puppies can do?!

And it is definitely a bonus to be going home - I won't make it to the Island but Vancouver is definitely part of my heart and home.

And to make it even cooler, I get to see a great friend that I haven't seen in way too long AND.... wait for it.....


Said friend has to work the first day I am there so I get to spend the day doing whatever it is that I wanna do!! No chasing kids, playing referee, making meals......nutthin!!

Although....... there is a brand new scrap store opening up very close to where I am staying... so I may go play for a bit there!

If you live in Vancouver, or have been recently, tell me what I need to add to my very long list of must-dos! I want to hear about the little things most people don't know about as I already have Granville Island and the Aquarium on the list!

And that, is my little update - hope you are all having a fabulous week!