Sunday, June 26, 2011

Come Rock It Blog HOP!!

Hi everybody!!!  Welcome to The Scrappers Sanctuary first ever Come Rock it Blog Hop.

We are so excited about this hop and we want to welcome all scrappers, artist and crafters. If you have arrived on my blog other than through the Hop, please click HERE. This will take you to Katie's blog, where all the fun for today starts. If you happen to get lost along the way, just come back here and start over. No worries! We have some great challenges and wonderful prizes going on here for this event. Once you have signed up at our forum you are on your way to great challenges, lots of talent, great forum and most of all FUN!

So anyway, let me tell you a little about me... my name is Sandi.. I started scrapbooking around 9  years ago.  My hubby changed our spare bedroom into the most incredible studio for me - and if I could live in here, I would.  In January I took a course taught by  Melody Ross called Soul Restoration.  It changed the way I looked at life and art - and I have discovered the joys of Mixed Media.  I'm now in the midst of Soul Restoration II, loving every minute of it, and in 2 weeks will be heading to McCall, Idaho to meet Melody in person at Brave Girls Camp.  If you've never heard of this, please click the link to the right somewhere ----> and read all about it.

A couple of months ago I was asked to be on the DT at Scrappers Sanctuary, and I have enjoyed every moment.  We do some incredibly fun and inventive challenges, and our prize packages *cough*tim holtz*cough* are droolworthy. 
So now for the excitement- my Blog Hop challenge to you is to create a mixed media piece - a vision board or vision cards.  Never heard of that?  I hadn't either - never fear.  For a vision board, just go sit down with some magazines and cut out pictures that represent what you want your life to hold - words that represent your wishes... anything that you find beautiful, interesting or that calls your soul.  Grab a big canvas... what's that you say? You don't have a canvas on hand? No problem.  Got some cardboard?  No?  Got a cereal box? I'll bet you do... now paint it.  Cheap craft paint.  88 cents.  Go get some if  you don't have some... in colors that you love.  Get some mod podge while you're at it.  Make believe you're in grade school again, cut  your wishes out of magazines, and use mod podge to glue them down... and then cover everything with another layer of MP.  Here's an example:

Don't want to do a vision board? Ok... do some vision cards!  You can use playing cards... pieces of that cereal box...  and now find some quotes that mean something to you.  Print them out, cut them out.  Ink 'em, distress 'em, do whatever you want with them... you can cover your cards with paper, paint... whatever floats your boat.  MP down your quote.  Cover everything with a layer of MP.

To be eligible for the grand prize, which is a set of  STICKLES generously provided by Mr. Tim Holtz himself, shown below. :  (the Stickles, not Mr. Tim Holtz) (not that I ever mind seeing that adorable face.) you must:

. Be a member of TSS Please make sure you sign up
. Post your challenge entry into the Come Rock It TSS Forum just for the blog Hop.
. your challenge must be new and you may not combine challenges
. Your project must be uploaded to the Blog Hop Forum by July 10th,9 pm EST 2011.
. Follow all rules of the challenge
. Leave a comment here on my site and on the forum to let us know you stopped by.
. Have this challenge uploaded to the TSS Blog Hop gallery by JULY 10th 9pm EST

For Completing this challenge you will be entered to win this great Prize package.

AND... yes, there's MORE.  If you become a follower of my blog you will be in the running for a RAK from me! Click 'follow' (above somewhere) and leave a comment here telling me that you're a new follower... (and if you want to leave some love while you're at it, I'm not opposed).

I thank you so much for participating and stopping by my blog I hope you are enjoying the Come Rock It Blog Hop. Please hop along to the next blog, you are going to love Marlene, she is incredibly talented, and has a very cool challenge....Click here!!!!

Happy Hopping! Oh, ok - I hear you - you want to see his adorable face as much as I do.  Ok.  Here.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Blog Hop!!

Come join us on June 26th for a fun Blog Hop.  Prizes and challenges...  Blogger's being a stinker right now and not letting me post the excellent graphic Toccara made...

But trust me. It was really cool.

OOOH! It's working!!! Look below...

Here's a link to our site - Click ME

June 26th.  Did I say that already?  JOIN US!!!!!!!.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Challenge Prize

So the June Challenges are live at The Scrappers Sanctuary  and I am so happy to announce that Ranger Ink and Tim Holtz are the sponsors for this month's challenge prize!

Here is a picture of the prize package some lucky person will win... just by doing some really FUN challenges!!! (of course I'm biased for the Mixed Media challenge!!)  The best news? Ranger was so generous with their sponsorship, we have enough for TWO months of prizes!!!! So look for another Tim Holtz package in the coming months!! (Yes, I'm aware I said Tim Holtz and Package in the same sentence)


Saturday, June 4, 2011

she believes...

Just a quickie - a 6x6 canvas block.  There are so many layers on this thing it's not even funny.  Available in Etsy...

Friday, June 3, 2011


A couple of weeks ago one of my besties was diagnosed with breast cancer.  (hey listen, I'm tired of besties getting cancer, so stop it already)  The good news is that after surgery, she's doing fantastic, the nodes are negative and she's going to be just fine.  Friends sent flowers, and fruit arrangements, and cupcakes... all kinds of stuff.  We all chipped in for a gc and some fun things, but I wanted to show her how much I loved her in the only way I knew how.  I created something for her.

I poured every ounce of love into it - and my friend Kaere came up with the title.  Since I suck at titling. 

I mailed it off to my friend this morning.  I don't think she reads my blog unless I link it to facebook, so I'm not doing that yet...

Thanks for looking...