Friday, February 25, 2011

flashback friday 8.0 highlights!

Well, can you believe that there is only 1 more week for the Flashback Friday 8.0 Challenge?

My Guest Designer, Karin, certainly picked a fun 3D Challenge!

I've been so impressed with the projects...I decided to use to pick out a couple to highlight...and to inspire:)

Nancy of The Trinket Collector shared this gorgeous project:
I know, I gasped too!  It is like a fairy tale shoe...sooooo pretty...the delicate touches are perfect!

Amy of Amy's Bobbles had this fun altered jar to share:

Pickled Fingers...gotta love that!

Tammy of The Stampers Cottage posted this fun album:

Such a classic color combo and one of my favs too!!!!

Soooo much fun and sooo many inspiring projects!

Why don't you join in the could win a great prize package from our Flashback Friday 8.0 Sponsor, Nikki Sivils...

The winner of Flashback Friday 8.0, ala, also becomes the Guest Designer for Flashback Friday 9.0 and picks the Challenge!!!

Tons'o Fun...sooooo link up!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Flashback Friday 8.0!!!

I'm sooo very thrilled to announce the unveiling of Flashback Friday 8.0!!!!!

A big shout out to ALL of you that help make the challenges fun with your participation and lovely comments....

I'm super happy to reveal that Nikki Sivils is our Sponsor for Flashback Friday 8.0!!!!

Check out this f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s Prize Package:

Goodies from Nikki's Sugar Cookie Line!!!!!!

Make sure you check out the Nikki Sivils blog for TONS of inspiration...she has a killer Design Team...chock full of super TALENT!!!!

Thank you soooooooooo much for the Sponsorship!!!!!!!!!

Next up is my wonderful Guest Designer for Flashback Friday 8.0:



  I'm Karin Ã…kesdotter (Peppermintpatty) with my dear husband Mikael and wonderful son Ted:

 I have been doing arts and crafts, sewing, drawing, painting, papercrafting etc. etc. for as long as I can remember - driving my mum crazy with new projects every day!   So it was no surprise that I chose that path for my career and studied arts and crafts with a focus on textiles for 5 years at a university and have now been teaching textile crafts/needle work for 15 years ( 0-: - time flies).

It was not until last August that I began blogging about my papercrafting. It all started when I saw a cute little altered birdhouse at our local scrapbooking store and went home to see if I could find a template on the internet.  I hit something called Papertrey Ink and a whole new world of bloghops, challenges, color cues etc. opened up to me.   I think I entered my first challenge in late August 2010 and screamed with delight after getting my first comment (HI and thanks Amy Kolling if you're reading this (-:) and after that I was TOTALLY hooked!!!

So my suggestion for this month's challenge is: 

***First 3D project ever***

Here's my birdhouse:

Woooooooo hoooooooooo for Karin....good grief could that bird house be any c-u-t-e-r??!!!!

Such a fun challenge....3 D projects.....I can't wait to see what you all share....

Here's mine:

This is a project that posted in November 2007...I think that peeps really didn't notice my altered tin, but were more interested in the Haiku Bunny image:)  Pretty sure I haven't inked it up since...2007...haha....

Anywho's back to the 3 D project, it was my first altered altoid tin and ugh, check out my snazzy cutting {not to mention the photog}...YIPES..makes me C-R-I-N-G-E...a little giftie set for my Momma...the tin was filled with Starbucks cards...she gets them every year for her birthday and Christmas...might sound boring but the woman goes there 7 days a week!  {this is where I insert that my coffee addiction comes naturally...I blame my Momma....okay so she sits in Starbucks for a couple hours and nurses 1 cup of drip {maybe if she's living on the edge she'll have 2 cups} and reads her on the other hand would have probably slugged down SEVERAL cups of drip in a couple hours...} us what you got!!!!!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Flashback Friday 7.0 Winner!!!!

Today's the day that I pick the winner of Flashback Friday 7.0 via!

Before I get to that, I wanted to give a couple shout outs...first to the Sponsor of Flashback Friday 7.0....JenMarie Taylor of:

Check out the PRIZE for Flashback Friday 7.0!   

Thank you sooooo much JenMarie!!!!!!

Next up is a high five to my 7.0 Guest Designer...

Thanks for the oh-so-fun GLITTER challenge Amy!!!!!

I know...I wanna know who will be the:

Flashback Friday 8.0 Winner!

Flashback Friday 8.0 Guest Designer!

Winner of the {ippity} stamps!

Picker of the Flashback Friday 8.0 Challenge!

Drumroll Please......

Thanks to all of YOU that played along....I had such fun reading through everybody's posts and seeing your glittery projects!!!!  I think we all learn a lot about ourselves when we play along in the challenges...

Come on back next Friday, February 11th...for the unveiling of Flashback Friday 8.0 along with another Spectacular Sponsor!!!