Friday, April 23, 2010

Creative Prompts 4 U Feature!!

Guess who was a guest at the Creative Prompts 4 U blog??

Yes.... it was me and I am thrilled about it. Have you checked out the blog yet? It is a wonderful challenge based blog. I was asked to post a challenge and a sample. Here is my challenge:

"My challenge is for you is to take an embellishment and enhance it to make a new one of a kind addition to your page. You can do this by many means... painting, misting, adding glitter... the sky's the limit!"

Here is the page I created:


For this layout I chose to alter a Prima flower by spraying with Glimmer Mist and adding some subtle glitter. I had a metal tag from Tim Holtz that I covered in green paint and wiped off the excess leaving the green paint in the crevice of the word. What can you do to alter an embellishment and create a new look?

Here are a few close ups...



Head on over to the Creative Prompts 4 U Blog for a chance to win a set of stamps from My Stampbox!!

Challenge #1: What a better time to start the next round of challenges on my blog but with this one?? I will post lots of challenges and games for you to earn ballots throughout the month. Some will be time sensitive so keep checking in.
Complete this challenge and email it to me at to earn a ballot for the amazing Tim Holtz Prize pack that I have put together for May!!

Prize Pack: Tim Holtz "A Compendium of Curiosities " Book by Tim Holtz
1 Tim Holtz Ranger Distressed Ink
1 Tim Holtz Ranger Crackle Paint
Ink Blending Tool
Tim Holtz Metal tags (used in my layout above)
Tim Holtz metal flowers
Tim Holtz Adage Tickets

Due Date: May 31st
Draw Date: June 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Save the Date! National Scrapbooking Day....

Save the date! Saturday May 1st is National Scrapbooking Day!

Come and celebrate with WeScrap all day long as we post super easy challenges, play some fun games and give away some fun prizes... including some fun stamps from our sponsor, myStampBOX!!!

Join us for lots of scrappy fun!!!

Hope to see you there!


Back on Track

Things have been rather hectic at the Thynne household the last few weeks. I had lots of doctors appointments with Paige which all have gone great. Then we suddenly found ourselves thrust in the midst of a sudden move. A wonderful opportunity came up where I was able to buy my parents old Victorian home. The first home they bought after my Dad retired from the army. It meant alot to finally settle down and this house holds alot of memories for me as well.
Steve and I were pondering selling our house because we came to the point where we would have to either put more money into it or move to bigger house. The girls are older and we seemed to need more space. We just weren't happy anymore.
When my parents suddenly announced they were going to move into a lovely two story apartment with a store front for the office... I was delighted for them. When they asked us if we would like first dibs on buying their house.... I was delighted for us.
They had to be in their new apartment within the week, leaving us less than a week to get packed and move as well. What a whirlwind this adventure has been!!
I am now back online and ready to post more scrappy inspiration and lots of challenges as well.
I am in the middle of putting together a great prize pack for May!! So keep an eye out for that!!

Thanks again to all my followers and for all the wonderful emails I get from you. You are the reason I blog and have become a big part of my life!

I will post some pictures of my house when I have the rest of the boxes unpacked.