Paper Hugs and Die Cut Dreams

Friday, August 26, 2011

Designer's Apprentice - Challenge #4

Hi everybody!! Another challenge for the Designer Apprentice contest!! I am having fun and learning SOOOOO much! Win or lose - it was totally worth it for the experience!!

This week's challenge was:
  • Make 10 papers
  • 3 solids
  • 7 patterns
  • 3 patterns can use CU patterns, but had to be modified
  • the other 4 patterns couldn't use any CU patterns - had to be my own patterns
  • it had to be a stand alone paper packet - so I couldn't use the same pallet I had been using so far in the contest (and I was hoping everybody would get a mega kit! LOL)

So - here is my entry:

You must go over to the DigiScrap Addicts gallery to grab it! You can get it HERE.

And yes - I made you a freebie! Not totally sure this alpha will match the "theme" of the kit, but colorwise it does, so I hope you like it anyway!


You can grab the freebie HERE or by clicking on the image above.

And that's it for today - there's ONE more designer's apprentice challenge! Can't wait to find out what it is!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Designer's Apprentice - Challenge 3

Hello everybody! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog!! Challenge 3 for Designer's Apprentice was to make 3, yes I said THREE, alphabets that coordinate with the Mini Kit from Challenge 1. Now, I also made matching papers for Challenge 2, so if you have been collecting all the pieces, you will have a MEGA kit by the time we're done! (I think anyway...LOL)

Here's the preview for the three of them...keep scrolling and you will see the individual previews.

Love this orange one - just a bit of shine and made from one the papers in my matching Paper Pack.

White Denim - universal and should show up nicely against your layouts!! I think you will reach for this one again and again.

My personal favorite!! This is two unicase alphabets. The blue set has the flowers attached already. The khaki set does not, but I have included two matching flowers should you want to make them flowered!!

So head on over to DSA and you can pick these up HERE.

I also made an extra for those of you to take the time to come to my blog. You can get the freebie by clicking on the picture or CLICK HERE.



This one is just lowercase and kind of looks like felt - which I thought was great with the denim.

So be sure to run over to Digiscrap Addicts to get the first three!!

P.S. Just in case you didn't get the kit and paper pack yet, you can find the kit HERE and the paper pack HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!! ENJOY!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Designer's Apprentice

Not sure how many of you know this - but I have been participating in the Designer's Apprentice contest over at DigiScrap Addicts!! I am really enjoying myself and learning a LOT!!!

Here's what has gone on so far...

Challenge 1 was to create a mini kit. I had to extract two items to use as elements. The two items I extracted were the denim pockets. If you go HERE, you can download the kit. Here's the preview:

Challenge 2 was to create a mini pack of papers, without using Commercial Use textures. Here is what I came up with:

You can download the Paper Add On HERE.

Last, I actually created an extra paper - I got a little carried away. You can have the extra paper and you can download this 7th paper HERE.



And that's all for today! I will continue to direct you to my entries as the contest continues!! And please - let me know you've been here! I would love to know what you think of my designs!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

kaBoks CT Call

and in case you can't read/enlarge that....

What we are looking for:
- digital crafters (scrapbooking, art journals....)
- card makers (both traditional, hybrid and digital)
- scrapbookers (both traditional, hybrid and digital)

We are also looking for 1-3 traditional crafters with no or little experience in hybrid/digital craft. These crafters will be documenting their “journey” into a new world using blog posts, tutorials and videos.

We would also like to get applications to a CT manager position.

The team members will be required to:
- create a minimum of 4 projects every month uploaded to the kaBoks blog and private blog (Subject to change depending on number of members)
- host contests/challenges on the kaBoks blog (No. of
challenges depends on number of members)
- create tutorials or videos of projects/techniques (two
projects during the 6 month period, this could be a tutorial on one of the required projects)
- create blog posts featuring techniques /inspiration/
- participate in challenges
- promote kaBoks and the designers on their blog and elsewhere
- upload creations to our public gallery

  • Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail Address
  • Link to your blog
  • List of forums and galleries that you frequent
  • List of current Design/Creative Team positions (Team experience is not required)
  • Tell us why you want to join.

About kaBoks....

kaBoks is a new online store with digital/hybrid products. The Grand Opening is on the 30th of September, and by that time we will be needing quite a few crafters on our creative team.

the kaBoks philosophy:
The whole idea behind kaBoks is that anything is allowed. We want to break down the lines between the different types of scrapbooking. kaBoks will be a store that will create a bridge between traditional and digital scrapbooking. We also want to offer a wide range of products that will target different religions, ethnicities and languages. We ´ll also be adding a special department in our store called "kiddy scrap". I think it will be fun for all of us to be able to play with some less "serious" products aimed at crafting for kids!

Monday, August 1, 2011

August Blog Train

If you're here for the blog train, you've come to the right place!! Here's my portion:

You should have come from HERE

And you're headed HERE...


You can click HERE or the image to download!!

Thanks for stopping by!! For the record - you are at Stop #35 out of 100!! CHOO CHOO!!!
If you lose your way - you can stop by at the BlogTrain Blog and get the entire list!!