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Sunday, October 18, 2009

October Sketch Challenge

Here is another sketch for you to play with this month. Don't mind the colors or embellishments. You will add your own of course.

Send your creations and link to my email address to the right and I will gladly show off your work/link right here.

Arbuckle Acres

***July 12, 2009***
This layout was inspired by one of the October Challenges on Have Your Way With Paper; the Scrap Pink Ad Challenge.

It's not exactly the same, but it gave me a great starting point.

I used Memory Keepers Scrapbook Pad "Grandma's Kitchen" for all the papers. This paper pad also includes some punch out which I used a few of here. After I tore some of the edges, I inke a bit with brown.

My letter are, of course, Thickers letters. "Acres" is actually blank cipboard letters which I prettied up. I used my water marker and pulled some green, orange, brown and yellow and layered it on there; one color ar a time. Once that was dry, I used my water marker with my pearlescence water colors and used the same colors and same technique. Once that was dry, I glued the letters on my layout and let sit for about 20 minutes (to make sure they were nice and dry). I then grabbed my black Zig maker (the fat edge) and outlined each letter.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

All Life Is An Experiment

***July 12, 2009***

This layout was based off on one of Page Maps' sketches. All the paper used came from Crate Paper's "Lemon Grass" line. Even the cutout leaf vine was included in their paper pack.

Can I say? I totally LOVE this line. It is so versatile and fun to use!

I used Fiskar's "Threading Water" punch on the bottom of the striped paper strip and EK Success's "Dotted Scallop Edger Punch" at the top of the striped paper. I thought that would make a nice contrast.

I used some tarnished silver brads to attach my vellum quote, which I decided to use as the title.

LASIK

Yup, I got it done. so worth it! I went to Price Vision Group. It cost about $2,000 with Dr. Pereira. Had I gone with Dr. Price, It would've been about 2.5 times more. Now, although, Dr. Price is the doctor who founded and perfected this procedure, Dr. Pereira is studying under Dr. Price. What's more, Dr. Price would NEVER have allowed Dr. Pereira to do the procedure if he didn't think he could get the same results.

The nurse asked me to take a look at the clock before we got started. I did, but couldn't really make out any of the numbers. I knew what they were, but couldn't actually see them. After it was all done, I looked at the clock again and it was like I was looking through watery eyes. but, I could actually see the numbers!

The first part of the surgery was very uncomfortable! But, it really only lasted about 1-2 minutes, tops.

After that was the laser part. It was pretty quick. The nurse counted down from 7 seconds.

Doc said the redness was like a hickey on my eye from the suction and should dissipate over the next 2 weeks.

So the ride home was painful. my right eye was stinging so badly. It wouldn't stop watering. Dad took me to McDonald's for some food and a drink. I took my pain pill and my sleeping pill. I came home, I took the other pain pill and went straight to bed. I slept from about 11am to roughly 540pm. I went pick up m son, Nathan got dinner and came back home.

Yes, there was some pain involved, but it was so totally worth it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness

As most of ou know, Ocotober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To make sure we are all up to date and do what we each need to do to prevent or catch Breast Cancer, Have Your Way With Paper is sponsoring a whole section of the boards for this most important disease. The thread is called "2009 Scrap Pink for the Girls!" Please visit Have Your Way With Paper today!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Jumping Around

A typical day for us!

World Card Making Day

Yes! World Card Making Day has come upon us yet again!

WHAT: World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:
Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season

WHEN: The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.

WHO: The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.

WHY: It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.

A little history on today: World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Now in its fourth year, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making.

The origin of exchanging handmade greeting cards can be traced all the way back to ancient Chinese culture.

Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
1 in 6 U.S. households participates making cards
86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
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Creating a handmade card brings a special kind of joy. There’s joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards.

Handmade cards are:
GIFTS. It is a little sliver of energy, time, and love that says, "I really care about you" in a world of impersonal communications such as e-mails.

CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS. Beneath the cardstock and embellishments is emotion from the card maker--encouragement, celebration, commemoration, and love.

KEEPSAKES. Instead of being thrown away, they are cherished and displayed

RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS. They spark deep connections, express feelings, evoke laughter, and warm the hearts of friends, relatives, and co-workers.

The top occasions/themes for making cards are:

Birthdays
Winter Holidays (Christmas, New Year’s, etc.)
Thank You
Valentine’s Day
Mother’s Day

Card makers prefer stamps and rub-ons for use on their holiday handmade cards
73% of card makers use their computer in part or all of their design
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Retailers participating in this Holiday can be found HERE! See if there's a retailer near you which you can visit today!

Information provided by: World Card Making

Here is a sketch provided by BoBunny

Jump right in and see what you can come up with! Then, send me your creations, and i will be happy to share your card and link to your blog/website too.

Lighthouse - Everything

Still gives me chills and makes me cry every time!
Lifehouse Everything Drama

Friday, October 2, 2009

HYWWP October '09 Newsletter



Hello and happy October everyone!
October is one of my most favorite months of the year, taking a very
close second to December. I love how, with October, comes crisp air that officially begins "sweater weather", piles of colorful leaves, football season, pumpkins with faces and children getting ready for Halloween night! Its also the time that we scrapbookers seem to nest in more and settle into some crop time! If you are looking for inspiration or a challenge, HYWWP is the place to be! We have our traditional monthly challenges as well as our annual Scrap Pink for the month of October in our effort to endorse breast cancer awareness. More details below!

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer affects 1 in 8 women and thousands of new cases are diagnosed each year. However, studies have shown that with some good information and a solid awareness about this disease, early detection is the key! Please join us for the entire month as we host our annual Scrap Pink event at HYWWP. There are some fantastic scrappy and non scrappy challenges, games and times of just celebrating friends, courage, survival and reminding eachother to "make time for the girls."

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Top 5 Hints for Great Halloween Photos

5. Jack-O-Lantern Jive
Light your jack-o-lantern with two or three candles and turn your flash off to capture the perfect pumpkin picture. Because the jack-o-lanterns are less antsy than your little ghosts and ghouls, you can use a longer shutter speed and set your camera on a still surface.

4. Eerie Effects
Remember holding flashlights under your face when telling a scary story when you were a kid? The lighting can be terribly effective and fun so pull out those flashlights!

3. Spooky silhouettes
Use the natural outdoor dusk light to create spooky silhouettes! This is also the time to get those photos of the costumes. Using the flash will wash out those little goblin faces. Use the natural light to your advantage.

2. Awesome Idea
Capture the transformation of your kiddo into whatever character they are turning into! Take the pictures from the same angle to keep consistency. Putting on the costume, putting on the make up, mask, etc.

1. Top 10
Want some more ideas for fantastic photos? Click on the following link to find Kodak's Top 10 Tips

Take loads and loads of pictures, have a great time scrapping them and don’t forget to share them in our gallery!

Submitted by: Erin Bailey (aunt e)

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Sponsor of the Month

From the Just Rite Stampers website:

JustRite® has over a 100 year history in making product for the commercial stamping industry. It was acquired by Millennium Marking Company in 2004. JustRite began using its knowledge of stamp products to introduce stamp making technology to crafters.

A deep appreciation of scrapbookers and card makers led us to introduce a growing line of products to serve their needs starting in 2005. We are using our experience in making quality stamps and knowledge of ink chemistry to bring products to market that bring out your creativity energy in the projects you create.

Today we are expanding our company and the products we offer by creating a design team and product development team to bring market ideas and products to inspire you.

Our goal is to provide retailers with products and programs that put the fun back in retailing. Our products are easy to buy, easy to sell and give the retailer a Big Advantage!

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Check out the message board and gallery to see what our Design Team creates with the wonderful Just Rite products!

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October Spotlight Member!
"Getting to Know" Marcee Rodgers!!!

View Marcee's Blog here!
1. What is your middle name? Elisabeth. It is of Hebrew origin, meaning oath of God.

2. What do you consider your best accomplishments to this day? Getting help to get healthy, my marriage, my ability to change and grow.

3. When do you scrap the most? In the morning when both of my kids are in school.

4. Do you prefer to scrap alone or with others? Definitely alone.

5. What is your favorite food indulgence? My husbands guacamole

6. Who is someone you admire? My mother! Having children of my own, I now realize how much time, energy and love she put into raising me.

7. What scrapbookers do you find talented and more fitted to your style?
Janine Koczwara
Jennifer Yates
Lynn Ghahary

8. Describe your scrap space in 3 words: Organized, needing more light, minimal workspace

9. What is on your to-do list? Daily: housework, chauffeuring, meals, coffee, computer time, me time

10. What is your favorite scrap store? Scrapbook Fever in Salem, Oregon

11. What is your favorite scrap line? Cosmo Cricket

12. What do you check out first when you come to HYWWP? I just click "view new posts since your last visit" and go from top to bottom.

13. What are your favorite TV shows? CSI, The Mentalist and pretty much anything crime/forensic related.

14. What are your Top 5 Favorite movies? Green Mile, The Notebook, Harry Potter Series, Underworld Series and Steel Magnolias

15. What are your Top 5 favorite books? Memoirs of a Geisha, Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen Gods Wife, The 13th Tale and Into the Woods

16. Describe your fashion style. I like simple (dark jeans, solid tops) with some color added in and neat shoes. I rarely wear any jewelry except my wedding ring. I won't wear shirts with collars, 3/4 sleeves, mock turtle necks, button downs and prefer scoop necks or v-necks. No high waist mom jeans of tapered ankles.

17. What is your favorite chore? I like the before and after of vacuuming and a clean kitchen.

18. What is your least favorite chore? My kids rooms! I'm refusing to help anymore. If they can take it out, I'm pretty sure they can put it away at ages 8 and and 5.5.

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NEW feature at HYWWP! Guest Design Team Member!


Guest Designer for October, November, & December is.....CHELSEA LANGWORTHY!
That's right! We have a fun new feature at HYWWP! For 3-month terms, we will be searching for new Guest Design Team Members! Our guest DT members will receive products each month during their term and will be required to make a least 2 creations a month with those products. Guest DT members will be required to be active in our forums and in our gallery. In future months, we will be holding a contest or a call for our next Guest DT member! We would love to see what you have to offer, so get those layouts and projects ready!

For October through December, Chelsea will be our Guest DT member! Chelsea is sure to inspire you all with her adorable layouts and projects.

If you are interested in being a future Guest DT Member, please join the message board today and start posting. Participation is a key factor in our decision in choosing a Guest DT!

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Ongoing Challenges for October!

There's always something fun happening at our message board! Chatty contests, RAK giveaways, and more! Come on over to the message board and check out the ongoing list of challenges: Click Here

Special Challenge Additions for October:

ATC Reminders
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and what better time to remind others to get that mammogram!!

Here is what I want you to do, make at least 5 ATCs that express the message to get your exam. Post these in your doctor’s office, bathroom mirror at work, stop in your grocery store ladies room and don’t forget our favorite scrap stores!! Be creative; I’m sure you can think of other places!!

If you can show us a photo proving you have displayed your cards, you will be entered in a drawing for a RAK!!

You have until October 31st to get this done!!!

Card Challenge-Girlfriend Card
What better way to show a friend you are thinking of her than with a card and a note somewhere on it saying October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

You can make as many cards as you like but will only be entered once for a RAK!!!

Please post your card in this post and the gallery by October 31st.

Submitted by Roe (vellumx)




October Gallery Inspiration
"Halloween Cards for 2009" by Paula

"Orlando Halloween" by Robin

"Halloween 2007" by Jenny

"BOOtiful Spooks!" by Grammy

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Sketch of the Month

This month's sketch is brought to you by one of our very talented members, Trisha! Trisha has shared some awesome sketches with us that she has created, and here is one she wanted to share for this month.

We'd love to see your creations based on this sketch...please upload to our gallery or on the message board to show us what you've done. Enjoy!

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A SPOOKtacular Mini Album!

Before the end of this newsletter, we want to show you one more fun Halloween project made by Trisha! This cute Halloween mini album was made with leftover supplies...what a perfect way to use up those scraps! Try it out and see what you can make from your scraps and leftovers!


Don't forget to check out our online gallery for lots of inspiration and great projects!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Shopping Cart

I was finally ab le to compile a full video of all the clips of the cart. This is what happens when the gals from Have Your Way With Paper get together!