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Friday, January 29, 2010

Adornit LOVE Wood Banner

This was a new one for me. And now it's a favorite!

I'd not covered wood with paper and embellished it... but Adornit has made such a great wood letter banner series (with instructions on the packaging even!) that I couldn't resist trying it out.

Karen at Paper Pals had all the products and gave me the help I needed to do the project (She's great for that--stop in to the store for inspiration and assistance, too.)

I used the Making Memories "Love Struck" line-- so cute. I like to use simple geometric patterned paper and then embellishing from there.

I love Glossy Accents and Stickles, so I decorated all the letters with one or the other. The fun hanging wood shapes are also embellished with gloss and glitters. I used several pieces from the "Love Struck" valentine tag sheet and glitter stickers too.

My daughter even got to help! She loves being a part of my "grown up" crafts, but I'm also selective of the "help" I receive. She did a GREAT job painting the back sides of the letters with brown acrylic paint.

Have you done wood projects before? Or do they intimidate you? I encourage you to try something-- they're not as hard as you may think! Let me know if you have any questions about the process.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

got a lot to give

Purchase Aaron Hale's new song here. No set cost. You pay what you want. All proceeds will benefit Real Hope for Haiti.

(press "pause" on my playlist in the sidebar so that you can hear the song with this video. It's worth the work. :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blog Hop Winner Time!!!

Here's a big THANKS to all of you who came to visit during our blog hop celebration. We hope you had fun and that you'll come back to visit again sometime soon!

(BTW-- all of you who said "I'm not doing much for Valentines day" and then explained the super crafty and creative ideas you had just blew me away! I loved so many of your ideas! I gotta get crackin' on some of my own.)

Drumroll, please...

The winner of the February issue of Creating Keepsakes and the custom layout created by me is:

The Brownys said...
Your Layouts are beautiful and I love the creating keepsakes magazine, its nice to get inspiration for layouts when you are just starting to scrapbook... I dont have to much time as a stay at home mom of three boyz but I do love the joy scrapbooking brings to me and I miss Paper-Pals everyone is so great there :) Last year I made my husband a Mini album through one of the classes and each year I will bring it out just to show people how much I love him :) and I would love to make one of my lil men tooo.... C

"C" Browny-- congratulations! Please contact me with your mailing address at my e-mail addy ( Friday, Jan. 29 at 8 pm. If I don't hear from you I'll draw a new winner.

And if you entered to win on the other blogs on the hop, you can find a list of all the winners tomorrow at noon on the Paper Pals blog.

I'll be posting some crafty projects that I've been working on really soon. Hope to see you back here!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Holy Crop! It's a Blog Hop!

In celebration of my layout being published in the February issue of Creating Keepsakes, here's some fun for you...

It's a Blog Hop for you full of giveaways! The gals and I on Design Team at our LSS (Local Scrapbook Store) Paper Pals in Pullman have joined up to host this hop starting today and ending on Monday, January 25th at 8 pm.

So, how can you win these great prizes? Make sure you leave a comment on this and all the blogs listed by 8 pm PST on Monday, January 25. Every stop has a different prize, so visit any or all locations and leave a comment to win! (One entry per person per blog. Winners will be selected at random.)

After you comment here, visit all of the following:

Paper Pals Design Team
Kristy's "Kaydub"
Anita's "The Cory Connection"
Judy's "A Little of This, A Little of That"
Leah's "Confessions of a Scraplifter"
Suzy's "Life at the Big Red Barn"

AND... if you post a link to our blog hop on your web site, blog, Facebook,or Twitter, you get a chance to win another prize! Let us know by leaving a comment and a link to where you "advertised" us at the Paper Pals store blog. You'll then get the chance to win a Cropper Hopper Photo Case!

So, on with it! What can you win here???

It's a copy of the February issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine (see page 18 for my layout!) AND a custom 12x12 layout created by me! (Winner will send me 1-4 photos and I'll create a layout for them.)

So leave a comment here telling me your plans for a Valentines Day gift (It's now only a month away!). Will you:
1. Make a handmade valentine to give away,
2. Purchase something already made, or
3. What Valentines gift??? :)

Comments qualifying to enter for prizes are open until Monday, January 25th at 8 pm PST. All winners will be posted on the Paper Pals Blog by Tuesday the 26th at noon. Giveaways available to persons at addresses within the continental United States.

Hop on, dear blog readers... hop on! And come back again sometime soon.

Friday, January 8, 2010

On Newsstands Now!

It's here! The February issue of Creating Keepsakes! With my layout inside!!!
I first blogged about this here. And the day has arrived. It is a bit surreal seeing my name in print.

So, check it out! (it's on page 18 :) And join me in celebrating!!! I'm starting something fun (involving giveaways for YOU) starting next Thursday the 14th. My LSS Paper Pals and the gals and I who are on their design team are planning something big (well, for small town Pullman it's big!).

So be sure to come back then to join the fun! Be here. Thursday January 14.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

You Guessed It!

Ding ding ding! And the winner is KRISTI!!!

It is, indeed, a logo for my "business" Angela Lenssen Design. It is not however, a new venture. I've done work under that business name for a couple of years now. I always intended to give myself a branded look, so here it is!

(Finally... like the plumber with the leaky pipes... a graphic design business with no logo??? Really? How embarrassing.)

I'm not intending on searching out a lot more of the freelance design work I've done in the past, but I do want to evaluate where I should be heading. My kids are getting a little older and I'm feeling the pull (for multiple reasons) back to the work force.

So what would Angela Lenssen Design look like? It really depends on what people 'round here want and need. More graphic design? Marketing plans? Advertising ideas? Photography? Possibly teaching some classes-- intro to digiscrapping? Blogging? Photo editing and/or organizing??? Or, simply using my experience as a springboard for a job where someone else is boss?

So my dearest readers-- if you could learn more about/ benefit from one of these things, what would it be? I really want to know. It will give me much needed direction.

Shelle and Molly, I love your creativity! Both of your guesses made me laugh out loud. Very clever. And I had not realized that my hubby's first initial was a prominent part of the artwork. I guess that it's fitting to have my spouse as an integral part of my business!

Thanks for playing! And in case you're curious, here's a slideshow of some work I've done as Angela Lenssen Design in the past couple of years. We'll see what the future holds!

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

An Unveiling

Here's a little something that I'm excited about and I thought I'd share. But to make it fun for YOU, I'm not going to tell what it is just yet.

You get to guess.

After I get three guesses (i.e. comments w/ a guess from three different people), I'll explain the following:

What do YOU think it is???

Monday, January 4, 2010

I {heart} Crafty Friends!

A few weeks ago I came home to this little jem at my doorstep...

A little gift from my crafty friend Kristi! She created this lovely little scrabble tile necklace. Quite creative, isn't it?

Did you receive any handmade Christmas gifts?