Thursday, April 28, 2011

Get your but on over there : )

Hi everyone, just a quick post that Practical Scrappers has a fabulous giveaway going on today. Did someone say free kit? Hurry on over THERE and while you're there check out some of the layouts I created for them this week:

We are always looking for talent so check out the latest calls so you can get published.

New Trifecta is up at the Design Dollies and Fav challenge is due tonight for These Are A Few Of My Fav Things.
Stay tuned in May because I'll be showing off some of my creations that I made for the Sketches 2Scrapbook App!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Trifecta Day

Happy Monday everyone! Is everyone coming down from their sugar high yet? I know I am doing everything I can to avoid any more treats. The bunny was very good to us : )
Today is Trifecta day over at the Design Dollies. We had a great colour combo this month:
An elements challenge full of buttons
and a great sketch:
This is what I came up with:
You like? Well I know the Trifecta is always a challenge for me so I hope you'll join this awesome challenge and head on over to visit the Dollies to see what the rest of the team created and have a go at this challenge. There is another fabulous prize up for grabs!
Now there is some more eye candy to see as well as some other challenges over at Practical Scrappers. Last week we had an all about girls day. This is a little something I came up with:
Head on over to Practical Scrappers to say hi and see all the great things going on.
I also have to share my latest Project 12. I am now in my second year of doing it. I have come very close to missing the deadline but alas I continue to succeed and get it done.

I used my Feb Studio Calico kit and some other goodies I had on hand. I love doing the monthly double layout. It's a great year in review at the end.
You can find out more details HERE.

Last but not least you have a few more days to get your project in to These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things. This is such a great one. You choose your fav from our previous favourites! Lots of fun!!!
Wow! That was a big post for me. Thanks for stoping by.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Better Late than Never

Hey everyone, so sorry I didn't post the latest Dollies sketch yesterday. Today it is here!
Kristy did a fabulous job on it didn't she??? Here is what I created...

Now I did get a little outside inspiration too, I actually was inspired by Kristy's sketch and another sketch that had some banners so I guess I used two this time.
What do you think? Love this sketch? Come on over to the Design Dollies to show us what you have created with it. You never know you might be the big prize winner!!!

Challenge me Tuesday is going on over at my new DT spot... Practical Scrappers. What's the challenge you ask? Eyelets! I haven't use eyelets forever but you have to get out what the lovely ladies created with them!

Also, new challenge is up at These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things. This is a super fun one : )

Thursday, April 14, 2011

What's your most fav fav?

New challenge is up at These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things. This time around we are doing players choice... pick one of our past challenges to scrap. I decided to go with FavFeature:

Love my little Lola's teeny tiny toes.
There is so many choices here. Look at all of the possibilities:
Fave Color
Fave Flower
Fave Movie
Fave Food
Fave Room
Fave Time of Day
Fave Season
Fave Trip or Vacation
Fave Decade
Fave Holiday
Fave Car
Fave LO
Fave Fragrance
Fave Outfit
Fave Memory
Fave Friend
Fave Beverage
Fave TV Show
Fave City
Fave Music
Fave Book
Fave Shoes
Fave Toys
Fave Store
Fave Website/Blog
Fave Band
Fave Day of The Week
Fave Scrap Manufacturer
Fave Poem
Fave Fictional Character
Fave Pet {animal}
Fave Sport
Fave Fall Colors
Fave Celebrity
Fave LO
Fave Scrapper
Fave Quote
Fave Game
Fave Magazine
Fave Feature
Fave Pastime
Fave Scrappy Tool

Now what fabulous prize is up for grabs? One of our fabulous designers Diana is offering a gift certificate and goody bad from her online store.
Hurry on over to These Are A Few Of My Favourite Things to get the rest of the details, check out what the rest of the team created and then get your creation linked up by April 28th!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

More exciting news and some layouts

Hi everyone, happy wednesday. I can't believe we are already mid-week. Yikes! Where does the time go?
First up I have some more exciting news to share. I have been recently asked to join two more design teams. First is:
Practical Scrappers is an online magazine/challenge site. Some amazing inspiration to be found here. Today they are having a fabulous contest for a chance to win some yummy Bella Blvd goodies. Head on over HERE to get your name into the pot!
The other news is that I am now on the design team for Sketches 2 Scrapbook. They are a scrapbooking application for your iphone, ipad or itouch. If you haven't checked it out you should. Perfect for when you're at a crop and you need a little inspiration.
Lastly I created a few layouts for some contests. This first one is from the Stretch your sketch over at Ella Publishing.
Next is a layout I did using the April colour palette from Crate Paper.

I had a friend over this afternoon to get a little scrapbooking done. She is just starting out and doing awesome. Hopefully we'll get lots more days in.
On a side note, new challenge is up at the Design Dollies. Fun little elements challenge using buttons.
Last chance to get your fav scrappy tool layout completed for These Are a Few of My Favourite Things.
Also, still waiting to hear from the blog hop winner Christine. Email me your mailing info to-
andrea at mettamassagetherapy dot ca

Monday, April 11, 2011

New elements and a winner!!!!

Happy Monday everyone. It's time for another Elements challenge at the Design Dollies. This week our challenge it to use up your buttons.
I made this card which was inspired by one that Paige Evans did last year I think???
Super fun spring card. What can you create with lots of buttons? You must use a minimum of 7.
You can find more details over at the Dollies blog. Remember last weeks challenge got posted late so you still have until Wednesday to get it linked.
Also, These Are a Few Of My Favourite Things fav scrappy tool is still going on. You have a few more days to get your entry in there.

And now the winner from the fabulous blog hop is
Christine said...

I am now a follower and my least favorite chore (if I can only pick one...) would have to be the dishes!

Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

National No Housework Day blog hop

Welcome to the National No Housework Day Online Blog hop!
If you have arrived not knowing until now about the hop, no problem...just go back to If It's Groovy where this hop starts and work your way through. You may find games, prizes, projects and how do-you-dos along the path.
Hopefully you just made your way from Dragonfly Destiny (Jean-Marie). If not I have the entire blog hop list at the end of this post just in case you get lost ; )
We celebrate this national holiday by scrapping today and into the weekend with projects that remind us of housework or getting away from it!!! Take the day off, put up your feet and let's hop! As part of the blog hop These Are a Few Of My Favourite Things is doing a little challenge... Scrap you fav colour! Here's what I made:

Now just for stoping by I have a little prize up for grabs.
What do you need to do? Well, I would love for you to become a follower and also to leave me a comment telling me what your least favourite chore is to do around the house? Me? Well, I have to say cleaning windows is my least fav. If you came to my house you would see that ; )
Thank you so much for stoping by and have fun visiting the rest of the crew. Your next stop is the lovely Krista (Red Car Productions).

1. If It's Groovy (Groovy Deb)

2. Leading a Craftastic Life (Kristin)

3. Scrappy Side of Me (Jen T)

4. Peg's Crafting Corner (Peg)

5. All Things Crafty (Erica)

6. Scrapping the Guys (Heather)

7. Let's Get Peachy (Laura)

8. Creating Sensations (Vanessa)

9. Everyday Me (Michelle)

10. Basement Chronicles (Maya)

11. Love to Create (Misty)

12. Scrappy Go Lucky (Darlene)

13. Dragonfly Destiny (Jean-Marie)

14. Andrea's Metta (You Are Here)

15. Red Car Productions (Krista)

16. Greets N Treats (Becky)

17. Paper Universe (Silvana)

18. The Limitations of Thought (Irini)

19. Step Into My World (Becky)

20. From the Owls Nest (Sharon)

21. Creations with Becka (Becka)

22. Crafty Go Lucky (Valerie)

23. Crafty Diva Lounge (Jen)

24.Just a Glimpse...(Jenneke)

25. Scrap it Girl (Kimberly)

26. These are a Few...(Julie)

27. Really? That Just Happened (Doreen)

28. Nikki Sivils (Julie c/o Nikki)

29. Marci's Scrapping Spot (Marci)

30. Scrapbookers Anonymous (Theresa)

31.Intrepid Thread (Julie)

32. Scrapbooking SOS (Michelle)

33. Flamingo Scraps (Amanda)

34. Scrapbook Abundance (Jana)

35. Artful Delight(Leeanne)

36. Mommy of 5 Kidz (Misty)

37. Designs by Diana(Diana)

38. Polka Cabana(Jeannie)

39. A Day in the Life...(Kelly)

40. MarBare Scraps (Mary)

41. One by One...(Karel)

Have a fabulous no housework day!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Extra! Extra!

Well the time has come, I can finally spill the beans on my little secret. But first I share a recent layout (I'm so cruel) ; )

This is a layout I did last week using the Studio Calico weekly sketch. I used their March kit which is full of fabulous goodies. I also used my fancy Sew Easy tool which survived my parents big car crash last month.
Okay now I'll share my news. I have been asked to join the fabulous Design Team Urban Swank. So now I get to play with all sorts of fabulous Urban Lily products until my little heart desires. I am over the moon excited to work with all of the other fabulous ladies on the team. You can check out the announcement HERE. So keep checking back to see what I come up with.

Just a couple of other fun things. I am participating in a super fun blog hop this weekend which starts April 7 12am EST so come back HERE for that. I've got a super fun prize up for grabs.
Also new colour challenge is up at the Design Dollies. Also, These Are A Few Of My Fav Things has a super fun challenge to scrap about your fav scrappy tool. Come join the fun!

Monday, April 4, 2011

New month, new challenges

Good morning, good morning. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I've ben hearing about so many people getting dumped with snow. On the west coast it's been pretty nice although I'm wishing it were a bit warmer.
Onto funner things. The newest colour challenge is up at the Design Dollies. I decided to get a little artsy with this colour combo of Royal Blue, Orange, Lime Green and White. Here is what I came up with:

What do you think? Love this colour combo or is it going to be a big challenge for you? Come on over to the Dollhouse to play along and for your chance to win a pretty fabulous prize.
*Remember you only have 1 week to complete the challenge and it has to be posted before midnight EST on the Sunday night.

New challenge is also up at These Are a Few Of My Favourite Things. This time it is favourite Scrappy Tool. So head on over there to play along.

One last thing is I will be participating in the No housework day blog hop through If it's Groovy. All of the fun will start April 7th.