Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
It is a scrapbooking challenge. So I have decided just scrapbook anything. I don't care if it is an altered piece, a card, or a page... I just want to get everyone in to the mix. A few people emailed me about cards vs scrapbooking vs altered things. Anyways is fine. Just send it over. One persons passion may not be anothers.
I am thinking we will break it down for the poll by the file used. But I still need to see the entries to try and break it down. the limitation is the number of items you can put in a poll.
A couple emailed about issues with the gallery. Email me the file. I will get it up there. Plus I am setting up a page on my mainsite to host them for others to see as well. So if you send me the file I will get it done for you.
In posting your file on my mainsite, three people have asked if they could have their blogged linked to their submission. I would be happy to do this as long as it is reciprocal. Send me your blog link with a note asking me to post it with your submission (I won't be taking them out of email signatures). I will check the link to see if my site is listed on yours and I will post it with. I have thought about this quite a bit and this is what I think I am most comfortable with.
Yes, My creative team is allowed to join in. I am putting this up to poll so I will not be the person voting on it soley. Therefore, I feel my creative team can join in. I want everyone to feel they have access to the challenge and since I am not judging the files they will be right there in the running with everyone elses.
Files do need to be submitted by the last minute of the 4th. I am going to take the 5th to set up all the polls and make sure everyones picture is in. Then setup the polls on the 6th and 7th. I know this is a change in dates. I do apologize. I am hoping it won't be a problem, but I want the polls to be the most accurate they can be.
And most of all... THANK YOU for all the awesome emails and participation in this challenge. I will be sending out the link for the files all the way up to Friday night.
I must run. have to go buy hay. I am working on getting back to emails asap. So if you are waiting to hear from me. I should get back to you soon!!
can't wait to see the submissions. If this goes well, I think I will continue it as a regular challenge. The miscellaneous files seemed to spur alot of peoples creativity.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
If you are looking for the Challenge details.. scroll down they are in the post before this. I have sent all the links out that I have as of this post. If you got missed email me again. I am keeping all the emails to keep track of who is entering. Thank you for everyone's great emails.
And you gotta gotta check this part out...
Lori is having a serious celebration and all her files are on sale. I have an image to load here, but apparently blogger is gonna make it difficult for me tonight. So just hit her blog and see what the details all are.. Big savings. Lots of celebrating and it will be well worth the visit.
Okay Gotta run!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Here are the challenge details. It must be submitted to the Paperthreads Gallery by May 4th. I will share the link here for the gallery in a few days. Then we will run a poll on the 5th and 6th. We may group like items together to vote on. Or just vote them all together. I will come up with a list of prizes and post it in the next couple days also. I just wanted to get you the files asap for time to think about how to use them. The major rule is you have to use one or more of the files from the selection above. You can keep all the files to use as you'd like after you download them. They are governed under my TOUs. Email me to request the link for the files which means you plan to participate in the challenge. One entry per person. Do what you would like with the file and it will be voted on by your fellow scrappers.
I have had 6 emails asking me what the maroon "love" file is for and here is one that I did. If you start at the left on the L and work your way around you can "sew" your paper with fiber. The circles in this file are tiny for thread you can make the holes bigger by expanding the entire image as a whole which will make the holes to thread bigger, but also the pattern overall.
My most popular request in email right now is the link for the QMC in the store. On the right of my blog there are a bunch of important links. Here is the link. But you can always find these links posted on the right. Also, thank you to those chatting with me on the CBox on the right. kinda fun!
On to life...
So I got some cookies today from the store for those Gluten Challenge folks like myself. If you visit my blog regularly, you know that I buy things that say gluten free and try them all the time and mention how they were. Well I bought these double chocolate cookies and took them out of the package. My son ran up to see if he could run with one of the cookies. I am ready for a cookie yum yum. My son stopped abruptly and said.. hmm.. No thanks.. I said "why not" his reply... "they look like horse poo." He runs away to play. and welll.... I put them back on the counter and that is where they sit. I'm sure I'll have the courage to try them tomorrow.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
I will be offering the files in WPC, AI, GSD, KNK & SCUT.
First and foremost I will have a preview of the Challenge download up by Thurs. I am going to work on it tonight for a while and tomorrow afternoon and hope to have it all done. Then you can email me and I will send you the link to download the whole thing. You are welcome to use whatever parts of it you would like.
Next..... just some ramblings...
So I have been visiting some new blogs lately. I am loving them all. But my super fantabu friend Lori had an announcement on her site. Did you see? She is opening up a store so you can buy her files pre-cut. I thought this was pretty cool. Lori loves paper. Loves loves loves it. So this is perfect for her. Her files are super cute and what a great addition to her repetoire. She also is having a Grand Opening Sale at the store and at Paperthreads to celebrate. way to go Lori Congrats!!!!!
Bingo at Paperthreads this time has been beautiful. The theme was flowers. Jen has been running it and man are the flowers they are posting over their are beautiful. I am most impressed and find myself visiting just to see the different flowers.
Thank you to to everyone who participated in my sale. I greatly appreciate your support. And I got an email from a lady who said I wasn't publicizing that the QMC was closing for membership that she woulda missed it. So hence the banner,but I am going to make it a tad bit smaller. wow!. I feel like I mention it all the time. So now you can just see it. i hope no one misses it. If so, there will be new files for the next quarter.
Speaking of which... **** would the recently pregnant lady who checked my blog from an iphone while on bedrest email me please. I seem to have lost your email address. **Thanks mucho.
Well I must run and help my son understand the definition of picking up the living room. I asked him if he was done and he said "yes, because I can walk through it" hmm. Maybe a little clarity is needed. It wasn't that bad when I left the living room.
Oh did I tell you my hubby is hobbling along on a sore ankle and probably needs crutches, but I am doubting he will get them. hmm.. I'll save that one for later. It's always interesting and fun!
Monday, April 21, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
So I have some new files in the store just in time for this weekends Sale. I hope everyone has enjoyed have two weekends of Sales. It was a fluke, but I hope you took advantage of it. Here are few more files that have been added recently.
For my friends in Phoenix headed to CKC this weekend. I am sorry I won't be there to join you. But have a wonderful time. I plan to take the weekend off from traveling and spend some time here at the ranch and with my KNK. Softball game for my niece this evening. Home on Saturday and then party for a long distant Aunt on Sunday for a few hours. But overall a wonderful weekend at home. Guess I better make it through that pile of papers since I have time. The mail drives me crazy it is always soooooo fulll..
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Super Cute. I am working through the Creative Teams pages and I updated a bunch and will finish the rest tomorrow.
And on to some SCUT news... Four of my new files have the SCUT file type included for the Sure Cuts A Lot software for Cricuits. And have been loaded to the store. I think it will take until almost the end of May to add this file type to my alread in store files. Yeah!! Thank you to everyone for the supportive emails and nudge to jump in with both feet. I am so excited to be adding another file type to my repetoire. More on the SCUT files tomorrow.
I am off to get dressed to go!
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
This is our Aunt in the fort with the kiddos. Aunt Jill and Grandma both got up into the fort and the little girl in the picture asked them to stay. So they did for a moment and then slid down the slide it was cute. This is my sons pirate outfit. He didn't want to give up the soccer shirt, but his Aunt Nannees brought him a pretend pirate earring to wear. He was bouncing off the walls.
This is the pirate fort. After the bday gifts were opened a set of binoculars and a steering wheel were added. Grandpa purchased the slide. My hubby put Wrought Iron rails around all the edges and on the back side there is a fireman's pole for a quick slide out of the fort. I will take more pictures of it and post them. My hubby did an awesome job. And does my son looook tired in this picture. Wow. He had been running since soccer at 8:30 a.m. My sister made the cake it was awsome. If look closely it was a blue ocean with little brown islands all over it and a path for the ship to take. As well as an X for X marks the spot. My Sister is the best at coming up with creative cakes. It was awesome and totally added to the party.
After cake a lot of the little kids went home. So then I threw on some bratwurst and hot dogs and pulled out the salads and fixins and we had dinner. Then we played in the fort some more and had a fire because the wind went away and roastd marshmallows. and my little one watched the Bee Movie and crashed. Here he is in a picture with a friends wearing his new policemans uniform and she is wearing his firefight uniform. My son loves to get dressed up. And yes that in the back is my messy house after the party. We are still picking up.
But it was so much fun. And can I say Santa forgot to bring the Policemans outfit I am sooo glad I won't hear about it for about it for another 4 months. My mother told me he wouldn't remember wanting it. My Aunt told me he wouldn't remember wanting it. HA. the kid reminded me about it at least once a week if not twice or three times a week. All I know is WOOHOOO!! We got it.
Okay I better run. I am supposed to be working out the office, but instead decided to post here. I can't seem to get into the swing of it. Probably because I have text files to write. hmmm... I don't like to write descriptions for my files.
Oh and guess what I have started adding SCUT to some of my repetoire of files. Not all and not in the QMC til I get a little more proficient in the program. Some files I have to figure out how to do it, because Sure Cuts A Lot software for Cricut does not seem to have a layering or ungrouping tool, but in any case. Those files that I can. I am offering in the SCUT version as well. My first ones will hit the store. Thank you to Kristen and Diana for helping me figure some of these items out. I am still working with the program. And really in all honesty am just a Software Addict. Love it Love it. So thats another woohooo! Okay gotta run.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
So first... I uploaded a new file to the QMC. so now we have 4 files up already out of the 20 plus promised files.
And there are many more to come. want more info visit here
I am going to run and download some birthday party pics so I can share them!!
But wanted to say there is another file. Oh man do I feel like I am rushing to get it all in before a possible internet crash again.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I did want to say I am trying to get some new files up in the store. But don't buy them yet as I will be having a sale the weekend of the 19th to celebrate nothing much finally going on for a weekend WOOOHOO!!
Also.... If you havent purchased your 2nd quarter membership the doors will close on the 31st of April for the April, May, June files. Don't forget to join before it the file party closes.
I, also, loaded another file to the qmc for download and will post a pic of it here tomorrow.
Ohhh. I just saw a pirate flag walk by me I better run and get the goodies back on the table. I am as excited about the party as I think he is... :-)
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Friday, April 4, 2008
The below works are from Vicki. This is my Fancy Medallions set which is already in the store, but Vicki did an awesome job!
But here is one from a visitor to my blog and it is the Italy Frame. It came out awesome. This is from Nina and her recent trip to Italy. Thanks for sharing it with us Nina.
I have a little one who is begging for Mac and Cheese so I better run. Thank to everyone for sharing their great inspirational work.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I promised some Creative Team layouts, but I think I might do those later today or tomorrow. I downloaded a bunch of pics and thought these were cute so thought I'd share. The first one is my niece and nephew that were born in rapid succession last year. They are a few weeks apart in age. Soooo cute and the little girl is actually younger then the little boy. They are super cute and happy babies.
I also might be biased on this being the Aunt. :-)
This is one of the other proud Aunts helping out with the easter egg coloring. Actually she was soooo excited about doing it. My little one never had so he had a great time learning the ins and and outs of egg coloring from a pro.
I better run for now and get the house picked up again. We have been gone for two weekends and this weekend we will be home.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
So my post is short, but there will be lots of inspirational projects for everyone to see in the next few days. Some have been sent to me from my Creative Team and others have shared their style with me. I will post them all the rest of this week. They are awesome.
If you have joined the new quarter and it is not showing, please email me your order number and forum name. I have posted a previous post about where you will see this new quarter. Also, you can find more info at my main site. www.visualdesignsbychris.com/qmc.html. I have tried to add everyone up to this point. However, if you order today, your order has to go through the process of the store and then to me and then added to the forum. So it may take a little time to get you added, but I will try to keep up with them as much as quick as I get them.
You will have until the end of June to download and I have already uploaded 2 files. Woohooo!!
Okay I have to get dressed, get the kiddo dressed and get moving.
Have a wonderful day!