Holy cow...I am so excited. If you read a few posts down, past the homemade lemon cake...my toilet roll mini I entered into the scrapbook-crazy.com contest won first prize. Woo Hoo for me. I get to pick a scrap/craft store to spend 50.00 in....no problem! There are some Tim Holtz items calling my name not to mention some UTEE to use in my melting pot to make some jewelery....OH BOY....have to get cruis'n the web!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
I am SOOOOOO excited everyone. I am just bursting at the seams. I just logged on and read an email that announced that I was 1 of 8 that made it on the Mini Book Anonymous Design Team. I am so thrilled and so honored to get this opportunity and just can't wait to dig in, get to know everyone, and start creating. Here is the post making the announcement. I still can't beilieve my name is on that list. Wow....I am one lucky gal!!
Congratulations to Raquel, Wirda, Sandra, Jenna, Lida, Cheryl, and Melody too! These are the names of the other ladies on the design team.
Posted by Crystal Smith-Colburn at 2:57 PM
Saturday, June 19, 2010
My hubby is fishing with some of the Bengal players today, my son is at rowing practice and out with his friends and me, well, I am home and LOVING IT! My dog is in his usual position right now (asleep on my feet) while I am posting but it is sooooo quiet here and wow, this is such a treat.
I will be posting my creations in a little while. I bought some new stamps from LOTV (Lily of the Valley) and I am in love with these stamps. They are so wonderful, super cute, and well, I will post pics later with a link...promise.
Now, on to another project I have been doing and no, I did not eat the whole cake...scroll down and you will see. I keep forgeting these pics load backwards so we are starting with the piece I took and sampled. This is a wonderful recipe of vanilla cake, fresh lemon curd filling and cream cheese icing. Oh....My.....Gosh......to die for!!! It does not look like a millon bucks but it sure tastes like a dessert from a 5 star restaurant.
WARNING: Drooling on keyboard may occur! :o)
Friday, June 18, 2010
I thought I would post a gift basket that I made for my son's teacher. Throughout the year I made gifts, mostly edible, to the teachers. This one teacher just loved it all but especially love the cake balls/pops I made for Valentines Day. I got the recipe from bakerella. Warning though, once you visit her site....you are hooked! She has the cutest ideas and makes, really, works of art. Well anyway, I made them for Valentins day, chocolate cake balls dipped in white chocolate and then drizzled red and pink white chocolate on the finished balls. Very pretty. She loved them and told me I needed to sell them. HA! I can't even get dinner on the table half the time...I can't image me mass producing these but it made me feel good knowing that she and her family liked them so much. Well, for the end of the year present I knew what I was going to give her. A basket full of homemade goodies with all the ingredients to make her own cakeballs.
I included everything. She is an environmental science teacher so I had to recycle some things to keep with the them of the basket and her teaching position.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I will never look at an empty toilet paper roll the same way....ever again!! LOL It truly amazes me that something so common, thrown away, boring, and just down right, well, ugly can be turned into (transformed I should say) something that is pretty, personalized for an occasion, useful, and definitely gets people talking. I give you....drum roll please....the empty toilet paper roll(s).
This is definitely the before picture. Sorta like the What Not To Wear show. Now, the transformation of these rolls into their new purpose. They are all beautified, dressed up, doll up, putt'n on the ritz. At least that is what I tried to do anyway!! I present to you my version of a toilet paper roll mini album. This is one I am entering into Scrapbook-Crazy.com contest.
Here is the backside of the first page. The same type of scalloped pocket with the rhinestones. The second page is the homemade, die cut, butterflies. I kept with the rhinstone bling both small and large. This time the tab to ease in getting the tag out was made with prisma flowers and a beautiful flower (pink, of course) rhinestone
Monday, June 14, 2010
I have a busy day today and have several items that I made over the weekend that need to post. I have a meeting with a bride at her church to go over wedding pics/options for her wedding I am photographing. The family is super sweet and I can't wait to see the church and snap some inspiration for picture making. Just wanted to say Hi on this beautiful Monday morning. After the stormy weekend...it is nice to see the sun!
Posted by Crystal Smith-Colburn at 7:16 AM
Friday, June 11, 2010
Posted by Crystal Smith-Colburn at 6:58 AM
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Enter your upcycled toilet paper roll craft project for a chance to win one of our cool prizes.
- First prize is a $50.00 gift voucher from the online scrapbooking store of your choice.
- Second prize is a $20.00 gift voucher from the online scrapbooking store of your choice.
Random Draw Prize: For entries to win the random draw prize package filled with 3 mini albums, a chipboard alphabet, chipboard frames and canvas art pad, you can do the do the following:
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- 5 entries - Create a post about the contest on your site or blog.
You can find all the other juicy tidbits on Scrapbook-Crazy.com. You will love this site even if you do not want to enter in the contest. The site has a wealth of information and tons to get inspiration and the creative juices flowing.
I just can't wait to share my mini scrapbooks I am entering in this contest. I have had a blast with this and have been working hard and have came up up with several different ways to do toilet paper minis. The biggest and the hardest thing for me was picking out the paper and colors. I know...what a wuss...but it really was difficult.
Posted by Crystal Smith-Colburn at 9:59 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
Posted by Crystal Smith-Colburn at 9:49 PM