Friday, April 1, 2011

Blog Candy update and a new layout!

Hey Ya'll!  Well, today was supposed to be the end of the giveaway, but I posted a video on youtube and said it's, I'm gonna wait to draw the winner until tomorrow 04/02/2011.  Sorry for my confusion!  I did the video last night and said it ends tomorrow.  I didn't upload the video until today so I wanted to wait another day. 

I'm feeling very generous and I have a big pile of stuff for the winner.  I'll be having another give away in the next couple of weeks as well!

Here's my new layout.  I actually had time to finish today!  My system was not cooperating at work, so I had time to complete the page this morning.  I'm gonna submit this for the scrap your pet challenge at

This is another page of JACK!!  I had this cardboard box and I put pillows and a blanket in it and Jack would lay in the box beside me while I was crafting for the first few weeks he was with me.  He was so TINY!  He's so big now and I miss the little man.  :-)  He tends to follow the other dogs around now instead of sticking to me...which is a good thing for a healthy doggie.  I'm not really sure what paper this is.  I have so many that I've ordered from ScrapAttack Scrapbooking to participate in their challenges.  I ordered the exact papers for the croppy cat challenges, but I've found that when I started ordering...I forgot to save the original artist name.  In order to enter the challenge you have to post the original work as well from the gallery on their site.  So, this is another one for the Croppy Cat Challenge that I won't be able to submit.  BUT, I have all the products to do the layouts and the great inspiration from the original layouts.  I made changes on this one just like I have on my others.  I added the corner flourish which is a felt piece.  It was bright orange and I inked it to tone it down.  I also did the same for the flourish in the bottom corner.  I ordered this big pack of felt items from ABC Distributing a long time ago and this is the first time I've used it.  There's some great pieces in the box of felt I got.  I used american crafts thickers for the name and inked around those too.  I drew the top note shape and cut out by hand and I fussy cut all the flowers and swirls out from a 12X12 pattern piece.  I used my EK Success edge punch that looks like notebook paper for the border under the photo.  I hope I didn't leave anything out. 

Here's a couple close ups...

Thanks for looking and understanding about my flub on the blog candy.  I promise I will throw in extra to make up for the mistake!

Have a wonderful Friday!


  1. Hi Shelly,
    Do you hang out over at a lot? Me too...well, I'm there just to join the swaps :D I did a couple challenges before but not anymore.
    This layout turned out so great. Love the details you added. TFS!!