Friday, December 24, 2010

Flashback Friday 6.0

Original post is HERE

Welcome to Flashback Friday 6.0!!!

We have the spectacular Sparkle Creations as our Sponsor for 6.0!!!

The random winner of Flashback Friday 6.0 will receive a brand spankin' new Sparkle Creations stamp that will be released in January!!!

My Guest Designer is the oh-so-creative Yvonne Yam!!!!

Here's a little bit about Yvonne:

Hi there! My name is Yvonne and I love to make stuff! Cardmaking came to me in an epiphany in March 2009 when I nearly drowned in paper scraps and I haven't looked backed since. :) My style is constantly evolving...but generally involves upcycling of some kind and incorporating "found" objects in my projects! :)

Okay, okay...I know...I are all curious about Yvonne's it is:

**The first card you blogged about that featured an unexpected find from your home**

Yvonne's card is circa October 2009 that features a tiara...more deets on her card can be found on her blog:

Do More with Less

Isn't it magnificent....LOVE the crown and of course, the doily!!!!

Here's my take on Yvonne's challenge...not much explaining to do:

This project is from December 2008 called Crazy Tasty

I have two words for you: 

People either like Spam or don' momma makes me the Spam is chock full of rice...sooo bad for me but sigh, oh well.  My momma always recycles the tins to me too:)

I made this particular one for her....filled it with these little cards...

Circa 2008 and I still adore those Hero Arts Japanese Doll Stamps...

This one is my how her hair is up in a bun:)

Okay us what you got! 

You have until 11:59 pm PST Friday, January 7th, 2011 to link up!!!

Flashback Friday 5.0

Original Post is HERE

Welcome to Flashback Friday 5.0!!!!

Can you believe that this is the 5th edition?  I hope that YOU'VE been having as much fun with it as I have!

First up is our Sponsor for Flashback Friday 5.0:

Sherry Eckblad aka Button Junkie!

Sherry's latest venture is gorgeous dyed Seam Binding ribbon....the winner of Flashback Friday 5.0 will receive an assortment from Sherry!

Flashback Friday 5.0's Guest Designer is the fabbie Stephanie Severin of:

Here's a little bit about Stephanie:

I discovered the joy of making my own greeting cards about 13 years ago and have never looked back. Nothing relaxes me more than to spend an entire day in my studio immersed in paper and ink. I love hosting the weekly Inspiration Challenge on SplitCoast Stampers and am always keeping my eyes open for sources of inspiration in the world around me. I am also on the Design Team for the Etsy Inspired Challenge & Gingersnap Creations, as well as Guest Designing for Artistic Outpost.

In addition to rubber stamping and trying new techniques, I love sushi, driving with my windows down, laughing until my stomach hurts (which usually involves a phone call with my sister), planning trips, Sonic Diet Vanilla Dr. Pepper with extra ice, and lip balm. My go-to tools for creating are ColorBox Chalk inks, Memories India Ink, Transcendence Clear Embossing Powder, Tonic 12" guillotine cutter, 3M tape gun, and a Teflon bone folder. Some of my favorite techniques include heat embossing (which I do on almost every card I make), paper piecing, and distressing.

Flashback Friday's theme is compliments of Stephanie:

The first card you uploaded using a new-to-you technique!  This can include iris folding, tea bag folding, paper tearing, distressing, etc.

Check out Stephanie's gorgeous card: 

She posted this gorgeous card in July of 2007!   Over 3 years ago and such a elegant card....Thanks so much for sharing Stephanie...GREAT Challenge!!!!

Well, I searched my bloggie archive and found my first new-to-me technique: 

I originally posted this card in December of 2007, I joined a Glitter Window Swap over at Splitcoaststampers!  I have to chuckle since I still have that ribbon...hmmm..probably have the stamp set too!

So....join us in re-posting your first new-to-you technique card....Please do NOT link your original post but re-post your project picture into a new blog post!

Flashback Friday 4.0

original post is HERE

Hello and welcome to Flashback Friday 4.0!!!

I was thrilled with the participation in 3.0 and look forward to seeing what you'll be sharing with us for this round!!

I'm so excited to announce that 4.0 is being sponsored by

Check out the fabulously fun prize...

Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type
Sassafras Apple Jack Cardstock Stickers!!!

Make sure you pop over to's a shop chock full of goodness...

I wanted to remind you that our Flashback Friday 3.0 winner was Crafty Linby!  What is super exciting is just last week she graduated from the Henley Business School with a Masters Degree in Business Administration!!!  A Huge Congrats Lynn!!!!!

So Lynn's choice for Flashback Friday 4.0?

Post your first Christmas Card that you blogged!

Here's Lynn's from October 2009:

I LOVE it...I adore the "merry christmas"!!!  I love alphas!!!  To find out more deets about Lynn's fabbie card, pop over to her blog, Crafty Linby.

Are you ready for my card????  It is back from 2007 peeps...November 23, 2007....boooo comments:(

I'd say one of the most noticable changes is yet again, my photography...I prefer stark white these days but typically with Fabriano card bases like this card has, I pop some patterned paper behind it to make the card stand out....other than the base, it is pure Stampin' fitting since it is Stampin' Up week over at 365 cards!  Definitely a classic CAS card!

Just a reminder that if you play along you'll need to repost your first Christmas card onto your blog...that's the fun of the Flashback Friday challenges...please do not just link to your original post:)

Flashback Friday 4.0 is open until November 12th @ 11:59 pm PST!!

Flashback Friday 3.0

See original post HERE

Check it out...I feel so official:)

Like my new Flashback Friday logo? It is by Lisa Arana...of dahlhouse designs. She is also responsible for my new siggie too:)

Okay, just some deets on the Flashback Friday festivities....I'll try to sling them out once a month. It is really a reminder of 'how far we've come' in our crafting/blogging....I think that we tend to forget that aspect and I've always been one to reminisce about things...get all nostalgic...

♥♥Edited to add: Please do not link your original blog post that contains your flashback card/project... you should re-post your Flashback Friday card onto your blog...that's the fun of it...taking ownership of your flashback the present day...haha...that's why some people don't want to play...but it is all for fun...♥♥

I do have a big surprise...the most fabbie Emily at E.A.D Designs is my first SPONSOR!!!!

Woot Woot....check out the E.A.D Designs Stickerz prize package that is up for grabs for one random winner of Flashback Friday 3.0!!!!

Haha...I'm super lucky to be on the DT for E.A.D Designs because Emily loves Owlies too!!!
Thanks Emily!!!!

So 3.0 is compliments of the fabbie Rose Miller....What I'll start doing is have the winner of the Flashback Friday pick the next Flashback challenge...muwahahaha......that's what I call creative delegating...

So Rose's idea is to post your first challenge card that you ever made....before I show you our cards, lets first learn a smidge about Rose :
I live in California with my wonderful husband of three years, my mother, and our two spoiled furbabies, which are always "helping" me make my cards. I started making cards almost two years ago. I only wish I lived in a larger town just so I could shop in a "real" craft store rather then "on line" for the good stuff !! I don't have a "style" as I am more of a "free spirit" ( or rebel ) LOL

She is so kind to share her first challenge card:

Isn't it gorgeous?? Look at all the layers and different patterns...the scallops...the distressing...excellent my friend. It is really ironic because it was for a 365 Cards Challenge!!! LOL

Thanks Rose for the FUN Flashback Challenge!!!

So here you go, this is mine...or what I could is from my Splitcoaststampers Gallery Archives...seriously....

Circa January 2, 2006 peeps....

{chuckle} Even back then, I was a coffee-a-holic....Evidently it was a challenge for another site:
Coffee Retiform

One of my New Year Resolutions is to try new techniques. This is a card that I did for another board. The latte cup and sugar packets are by Ann-ticipations....saw the cup used in a card on the other board and knew that I HAD to get it.

Okay, so I'm wondering what challenge site it was? I'd remember now? I barely remember what I had for dinner last night!

Interesting things to note:

1. it is an all-stamped patterned paper!
2. monochromatic bright and funky colors
3. somethings never change, definitely my love of coffee is still strong...
4. Here's a link to a retiform tut by Beate over on SCS.
5. I scanned my cards back then...

Okay, hopefully I did it right and there should be an inlinkz attached to this post...if not, bear with me and I'll get it fixed...sheesh, I'm so not techie:)

You'll have until October 15th at 11:59 PM PDT to link up....

Flashback Friday 2.0

original post can be found HERE

Hello Peeps!!!

I'm back with another version of Flashback Friday...

I'd love to see your earliest scrapbook page!!! Notice that I didn't type 'first blogged scrapbook page'....muwahahaha....hold on you non-scrapbookers...there is something in it for on..

For those of you that have been following me would know that I just started scrapbooking again this year. My original scrapbooking journey started about the year 2000. I searched through my old albums and found a page that I could post...mostly because so many of my older pages had my kids' names plastered on it...that's something that I don't post on my blog...I refer to them as my boy:)

Here it is in all it's glory...LOL

Let's analyze this, shall we? 

I was using bright colors even back then... 
I definitely did more journaling then vs now....wtheck date...grrr....

OMG, my kidlets are soooooo little...10 years ago'ish....3 & 5'ish....

I didn't even know about sketches back then....haha....good grief!

Okay, here's my latest layout....

I had a wonderful time with this layout...a happy pic of me & my boy...October stamps...what could be better?!!!

I knew I wanted to use the latest Creative Scrappers layout challenge:
♥♥Flashback Friday Challenge♥♥
  • Okay, here it your earliest layout on your blog and link it back here via the comments section....Peeps, when I say post it, I mean re-post it..not leaving me the link from the past...
  • Post a brand new layout with your current style and hoarded materials...LOL....
  • IF you currently aren't a scrapbooker, I challenge you to post your 1st layout...come on, take the plunge!!!!! You know what the beauty of scrapbooking is? It is something that you can keep for yourself....something different from can be a keepsake....
I mentioned that I used new stamps...I discovered some sweet Teresa Collins stamps...they rock...I used the Freestyle set in my new layout. They ink up like a dream and I thought I'd share a new Teresa Collins Giving Thanks set as blog candy for some lucky person that plays along with Flashback Friday 2.0!

Isn't it a gorgeous set....oh boy, so tempted to keep it for

I'll give you until:

Friday, September 17th @ 11:59 pm PDT to link up.

I had such a fun time last time that I can't wait to see what you share with me this time...old and new....woot woot!!!!

Okie dokie chickies.....have a super duper friday!!!! Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my card from yesterday and about my new bloggie makes me smile everytime I see it and so did reading all your sweet comments!!!

Flashback Friday 1.0

♥♥Just a reminder that I'm on a bloggie break but please still leave me a comment...I'll be picking random comments from my scheduled blog posts and slinging out some candy♥♥

Original post can be found HERE

I thought it might be fun to do a "flashback friday"....repost an earlier card that I've made...
This card is the first card that I ever posted on my blog on November 6, 2007!

Okay, I cheated a smidge and lightened up the pic a bit...good grief...that lamp base in the pic....what was I thinking??!!!
What about you? Care to share your first card that you posted on your blog?
Let's make this fun, shall we?!!! 

Re-Upload your first card that you posted on your blog and leave me a linkie....out of all the brave souls that do this, I'll use to pick a winner of some fun blog candy:) I'll give you until August 20th @ 11:59 pm PDT to leave me a linkie...I'll post the winner on my blog on Saturday, August 21st....Oh I can't wait to see what you share...muwahahaha...