Monday, October 26, 2009

Pencil Lines Challenge- TRICKS WITH A TREAT

This is the skectch for this week

and this is my take on the sketch

This is my page for the Pencil Lines sketch.
I started with kraft paper for this page and I love the finished product. The only challenge was photographing the kraft paper. I think that the paper does not photograph very well. The flowers are pink foil from candy for the Tricks with a Treat!
Thank you Pencil Lines for allowing us to join you this week.

Pencil Lines Collaborative with The Next Step Challenge Blog

This week, The Next Step designers teamed up with the Pencil Lines designers to fill you with loads of Tricks with Treats inspiration. Pencil Lines is a blog all about using sketches to expand your artistic horizons, get you outside your box, and lift you out of scrappers block and to help you get more layouts done. It is about thinking outside your normal processes to create something wonderful.

Each of us worked with this sketch by the talented Anna Bowkis while incorporating this month's theme: Tricks with Treats.
Pencil Lines Design Team

Anna Bowkis
Ania Lexander
Carina Lindolm
Michelle Filo
Sue Deacon
Tracie Hudson
Yuko Motoyama

The Next Step Design Team

Lucy Edson
Gayle Martin
Bethany Kartchner
Tricia Peever
Jamie Dougherty

We'd like to thank the Pencil Lines team for working with us this month! Pencil Lines posts a new sketch along with the beautiful work of the awesome design team every Sunday. Be sure to check them out!

Also, don't forget that our RAK this month is a copy of Sherry Steveson's newest book, The Scrapbook Embellishment Handbook. All you need to do is make a project using the Tricks for Treats Theme and leave us a link on any post in October.

Happy Creating!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tricks with Treats on The Next Step Challenge

Since October is a time that is filled with sugar and sweets, our theme this month is


Visit the Next Step Challenge

Our challenge, should you choose to accept to make a project using treats of some kind. This can be actual candy, candy packaging, faux candy, whatever your creative brain comes up with as long as it is sweet.

The Next Step designers each worked with this theme for a really sweet article in October's ScrapStreet.

You can read all about us here. Stacey Michaud did a great job. You've got to check it out!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month- Free RAK from Amy Tara

A friend emailed me and asked me to help her spread the word that it is Breast Cancer awareness month. Amy Tara has a great RAK ( Random Act Of Kindness/ free stuff) up for grabs that you could win, just for listening to her.

I read her request and support her cause completely. This is something that effects everyone in one way or another. Breast Cancer affects men and women of all ages.

Yesterday my husband is watching football and there is a report about the players wearing pink shoes in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month. While watching the game we notice a few of the player are wearing Pink (Pepto Bismol Pink) shoes on the field in support of the cause. My husband asks " Why do you think the rest are not wearing the pink shoes?" Neither of us could come up with a reason??? What do you think?

A few of the players did have the pink ribbon emblem on their foot ball pants.

This is Amy Tara's blog

I will let you read her story and see her goals for us. I hope that you will get involved.

A brief story about my Mammogram journey.

I have had mammograms for a few years now. Honestly... do not like them, hated my first exam, but they are a part of life that is necessary.

About two years ago I went for my routine exam and about 10 days later I received a call to schedule a second exam. I scheduled the exam and again waited for the results that took another 10 day. I am elated that there were not issues, just scar tissue. I was surprised to find that insurance does not cover the second exam.

This year my mom convinced me to go with her to her doctor. Dr. Arlene M. Weinshelbaum's office schedules the appointment, provides the mammogram and reads the results before you leave her office. You walk away having all of the results and information that you need. I received my results with no issues, but they let my mom know that they needed to take a second scan. I am happy to report shehad the second scaN, waited for the results and there were no issues for her.

Take care of your self!! Schedule your exam today...... and go to the appointment.

Now.... go to Amy Tara's site read her story and everyone wins.

Have a wonderful fall day, this is my favorite time of the year.