Monday, July 27, 2009

There is a new Sketch up at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks and I had a blast with this one, in fact I couldn't stop working on it!! I might have to go back and do this one again! I just loved all the different layers this sketch had because that meant I had the chance to play with so many different papers, which I just love. For this LO I primarily used my July kit from Scarlet Lime. I just loved the colors in July's kit! Check out the amazing Sketch Julie Bonner created:

And here is my LO based on Julie's Sketch for this week. This is my DD Kayla just chillin' out in the backyard doing what she loves best, playing in trees! Make sure to head on over and check out the rest of the DT's amazing take on this weeks sketch as well!

This week there is an wonderful sponsor: Apron Strings which offers budget friendly kits starting at only $16! They are providing this weeks winner with an amazing kit. And just think, all you have to do is cerate a LO based off of this sketch for a chance to win! So come on over to 52 Sketches...52 Weeks and join in on the fun!

Also while you are there make sure to check out my New tutorial in the forum. It's all about incorporating tape into your LO's! It's my first tutorial and I was pretty pleased with it :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dotty Diva's First Advert Challenge is LIVE!

I am so excited to say that Dotty Diva's very first Advert Challenge went live today! It's such a fun Ad too, so colorful with a whimsical flare that is bound to bring out the child in us all!

Here is this months Advert:

And here is my take on it:

So if you're looking for a different type of challenge head on over to Dotty Diva's and play along with us! And while you're there check out the other Design Teams fabulous job they did with this Advert! I look forward to seeing your interpretation of this amazing Ad!!


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday's Sketch from 52 Sketches...52 Weeks

Happy Sunday...and you know what that means.....yep, another wonderful sketch by the Fabulous Julie Bonner of 52 Sketches...52 Weeks! This weeks sketch is definately sure to give you tons of inspiration with those fun circles and awesome journaling spot to play around with!

As always there is an amazing sponsor too. This week The ScrapRoom is donating one of their Double shot add on kits and Stamp sets to the lucky winner! How awesome is that?! Here is a little look at the kit and amazing stamp set that you could win for just completing the above sketch!!

So if you get a chance head on over to 52 Sketches...52 Weeks and check out the amazing job the Design Team did with the sketch this week and join in on the fun! Also posted in the forum are a few new tutorials that are worth checking out as well! Wonderful ways to incorporate new ideas into your LO's!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week :-)



Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Buzzin' News and a fresh new Sketch

Ahh...First I would like to apologize, I know I am a little behind with my blog this week...well, with everything this week, as many of you know my dear husband just left us for his 3rd deployment so it's been a rather rough week on our family....BUT I am back!! And I have some more awesome news! I received an email Monday morning from Julia at JuJuBee's Scrapbook Corner saying that I had made the New Design Team! I was so over the top excited! JuJuBee's is an online store that is now venturing out into a kit club as well! So excited!! So head on over and check it out there is an amazingly active forum and gallery with very friendly ladies!! Definately a place to be!

Without further ado I would like to show off Julie Bonner's wonderful Sketch for this week! I know, I know, I am a few days late..... and it's a wonderful sketch with such a fabulous prize up for grabs this week as well! Scrapbook Express has supplied a $50.00 GC for this weeks winner! How amazingly awesome is that?! SO head on over to 52 Sketches 52 Weeks and give it a go!



Sunday, July 12, 2009

I'm a Dotty Diva!

So Excited! I got an email this morning asking me to be a part of the new Dotty Diva's Design Team! It's a New Challenge Blog that will revolve around an Advert and what that Ad speaks to you - a card, a LO, an altered project - anything your heart desires!! I already go a little sneak peak at this months Ad and trust me, it's awesome! I am truly excited to be a part of this Team! So head on over to Dotty Diva's and meet the new Design Team!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Celebrating 2 & 2000

Happy Wednesday! I hope this morning has found you all in good spirits! I was up late last night working on a LO inspired by a sweet poem I found online. As soon as I saw it I just knew exactly what picture I wanted to use it for. Don't you just love when a LO just plans it's self? That's exactly what this one seemed to do for me. It may not look like it but there was a lot of spray paint involved in this LO :-) That's my new favorite item! I ran out of black I just painted myself some more. I spray painted my letter 2. I spray painted my flower yellow! My husband's garage is coming in handy! Since he is leaving tomorrow he said I could have full control of that's kind of exciting. You know how many cool things I could find in there to play with?!

This LO is all about celebrating the fact that my DS is now 2 years old! He's growing fast.

Don't you just LOVE those Dream Girls? I have been following their challenges for a while now and I just absolutely love them. There is always a twist, a turn, a loopy loop! The LO I did for their current challenge is a lot different than my typical LO's,but I like it. You were challenged to use an older photo (at least 5 years) and in b&w or sepia. I opted to use a pic of our family back in 2000 when we were just getting started out. It took me hours of digging through boxes of pictures to find these but it was time well spent and many memories relived.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your week!
I don't know about you but I can't wait for the weekend to get here.



Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Some Awesome News!

As promised I have some awesome news to share with you amazing people!
just announced their new Design Team and I am pleased to say that I am now a part of their MOD Squad! I am SO excited to have made my first manufacturer DT!!
I have the pleasure of working with these very talented ladies:

I can't wait to get get started!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Let's get a little Sketchy and a Little Shady today!

Good Afternoon beautiful people! It's a wonderful Sunday afternoon, and you know what that means!

Yep, 52 Sketches...52 Weeks has a new sketch up, and it's a great one too! Lot's of layering possibilities to play around with! :-) I hope you all have as much fun with this sketch as I did!

As always there is a wonderful prize up for grabs just for completing this sketch! This weeks sponsor is Scrapbook Deals 4u and check out this amazing kit you could win:

I just loved this sketch so much and even though this isn't the best picture of my husband and I; I love it as well! We rarely get pics together :-) And we had such an amazing time on this day! Thanks Julie for yet another FABULOUS sketch!!!

Here is my Design Team Reveal for 52 Sketches...52 Weeks!

Forever Owl Love You

And a LO for a la Carte using a sketch by the fabulous Trisha aka: TX paper Doll! I completely fell in love with this chicas sketches! This is Koen, my rotten little DS. He is infatuated with my lamp shade and swears it's a hat. After what seems like an endless battle of trying to convince this little man that it is NOT a hat I gave up. Some things are just better left alone, plus it's just too cute!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone had a safe and happy fourth!


Amy Oxford

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A LO, A New Camera, And a place for your Kid to Scrap!

Hello Beautiful People! I hope you are all having a wonderful week thus far! It's Thursday, you know what that means.....the weekend is SO close! My daughter has been out of school now for almost 2 weeks, 2 very long weeks and she is going stir crazy so what's a mother to do? I found her a scrapbook challenge blog for kids is what I did :-) Yep, that's right!! I came across an amazing challenge blog just for children called Kids can Scrap. It is ran by a mother/daughter duo and they post one challenge a month to get your childs creative little mind a'thinking! So if you have children that share your passion for creating then you should check out Kids can Scrap!

Kids Can Scrap

Last night I recieved a belated birthday present. My Husband is amazing! I guess he actually WAS listening to me all those times when I mentioned wanting this:

A Nikon Coolpix P80 a huge upgrade from what I have now! I can not wait to start taking pics with this baby! I am uber excited :-)

He also brought me this:

An Iced Vanilla Chai Tea Latte - My all time favorite (obsession) drink and an easy way into my heart.

My newest LO is the outcome of a challenge over at the Gutter Girlz blog. They recently posted Prompt # 26 It's all about me. The song: Carly Simon "You're so Vain" and the product is foil. Carly Simon just rocks! Who hasn't rocked out to "You're so Vain" at some point in their life? I have that song permanently engraved in my ipod :-) Now the foil was fun. I actually took out my cricut for this LO! I have only used that thing maybe 5 times ever, but I used it to cut my aluminum foil to create my flower! And those poor prima vines....I ripped off the flowers and spray painted them silver....but they were asking for it ;-)

Thanks everyone for stopping by. I am getting back to my more cheery scrapping today :-) I was just working on my About me book and my styles are completely different when it comes to myself and my children! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! Oh, and keep a watch's geting closer to the time when I can share my great news :-) Yay!!

PeaceOut - ScrapOn - LoveAlways

Amy Oxford