Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's a Birthday Party and YOU get the gift!

IF IT'S GROOVY turns 1 this January and what would a birthday girl do but celebrate with a party? Myself and other members of the If It’s Groovy Design Team will be hosting challenges, complete with PRIZES, on our blogs.

Mark your calendars and start spreading the word, the crop will be January 4th-10th.

Stop by If It's Groovy for lots of inspiration, games, and challenges and don't forget to come back here to check out my challenge for the hop. You'll want to drop by each of If It's Groovy Design Team Members' blogs to see their challenges too! There will be lots of fun, crafting, and prizes all week long, so join us in celebrating and wishing If It's Groovy a very happy birthday.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Time for a Spunky Sketch and a Nerdy Prompt

 Check out this great new sketch from Spunky Scrappers! Putting together a page for this sketch went so easy for me and I know you will find it easy too!

My little grandson was born in the tropics and moved to a cooler climate last year. He saw snow for the first time in January and he looks like he really enjoyed it! The sketch challenge runs through Dec 15, so give it a go and be sure to upload your finished project to Spunky Scrappers!
And if you are looking for inspiration for something to scrap about, try this week's prompt at Spunky Scrappers - Nerds! We all know one ... and sometimes we are all one! As soon as I heard the prompt I knew I had a reason to scrap these silly photos of my husband and I trying on goofy hats and glasses in the store in Japan. I just wish I had bought those Christmas Tree glasses for my upcoming office party!
Show me your nerdy side- upload your Nerdy LO to the Spunky Scrappers gallery and tag it sc16. See you there!

Quick- you can do it!

This time of year we are all pressed for time. There's the shopping, wrapping, decorating, baking, and the volunteer work - not to mention the boss still wants us to show up for work! But we scrappers still have the need to get in that scrapping time. And if you are like me, you are making many of your gifts and time is running short!

That is where the prompt at this month's If It's Groovy came in handy for me. Groovy Deb recognized the need to do some scrapbook pages in 30 minutes or less and I jumped at the chance to get a page done with this in mind.

 I'm making a scrapbook for my Daughter-in-Law with her photos from throughout the year and still had some pages to fill. I loved the photos she sent me of my grandson trying to belly-ride his skateboard. I took some SEI Play Day patterened paper, cut some of the animal shapes out of it and pop-dotted them for a quick and easy embellishment. The DCWV cardstock was run through my Fiskars crimper to give it some dimension. Add a few sticker alphas and the page is done is less than 30 minutes!

Check out If It's Groovy to see what other folks have created in 30 minutes and you will find lots of inspiration to keep scrapping during this busy time of year.

And once the holidays are over and you are ready to let more of your creativity show, join us at If It's Groovy for our online crop Jan 4 - 10. We'll have challenges, games, prizes and fun!fun!fun! See you there and be sure to tell Groovy Deb that Theresa sent you.