Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!

I pray you all have a wonderful and safe New Year's as you reflect on the blessings of the last year and look with anticipation to this next year to come!

I have some exciting news. I very fun way for me to start of the 2010. I am GCDStudios GDT member and they are just about to announce the release of all their new lines. I can hardly wait! Here is a very fun flip calendar that I made with their Melody Ross Artsy Urban line.

For a few more pages and some other great inspiration, you can check out the GCDStudios Blog.
See the fun vintage blinky on my side bar? That's a sneak peek at one of their most anticipated lines...Homespun Chic. How fabulous is that?

Now that all my projects are done for CHA, I am starting to get butterflies about going. The count down has begun for me!! Of course, I can't share any of those projects but you can see my GCDStudios goodies on their blog throughout the month.

I have some super exciting news that I'm dying to share with you but I can't until Monday. Stay tunned. ; )

Have a safe and most excellent weekend my friends!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I know it's been a bit since I blogged. We are trying more than ever to keep the focus where it should always be this Christmas. The kids performed in the Best Christmas Pageant Ever last Sunday at church. I was stunned at how well it turned out. They were all so precious and did such a great job.

I feel so blessed to have a wonderful family and so many friends. During this time of year, I think of all the God has done for us by sending his Son, Jesus. There is just so much to be grateful for. How awesome that we live in a free country where can celebrate it.

I don't have any crafty project to share today. I just wanted to wish all my blog readers a very Merry and blessed Christmas and New Year!! It would be like me to try and send a Christmas card out to everyone I knew but I just didn't have time to make quite that many!!

From our house to yours....much love and abundant blessings,
The Overby's

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Are you interested in winning TWO paper packs.....

from Collage Press?? Then hop over to their blog and enter for your chance to win a fabulous Joyride line for yourself and one that you could give away as a gift! You will also find some more great inspiration from the design team. This is the layout I created. I absolutley {heart} this paper.

Collage Press Pattern Paper:
Joyride (Cheery & Bright, Little Flurries, Oh What Fun, Wonderland, Peppermint Twist)
Joyride Crafting Strips
Joyride Phrase Stickers
Joyride Journaling Cards
Joyride Alphabet Stickers
Cardstock - Bazzil Kraft, Trim - Prima

This weekend we watched our adorable five year old in the Nutcracker. Too much fun. I got some fabulous photos! This morning, I was volunteering in her classroom, making candy houses. More great photos! I'm just thinking of the possibilities with this paper! And right now...trying to finish up my Christmas cards. I think I might have picked the wrong year to try and do all handmade ones. Oh well! I'm nearing the finish line. Must get back to them though.

Have a blessed Wednesday!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Spellbinders Snowflake Wreath

Supplies:S4-195 Classic Inverted Scalloped Circles SM; S4-125 Classic Scalloped Circles SM; S4-116 Standard Circles SM; S4-230 Labels Six; S4-222 Create A Flake One; S4-085 Snowflake Wonder, The Paper Company, Blue/White Shimmer Cardstock; Glue Dots, Adhesive; SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L, Craft & Photo Tape; Creative Impressions, Pearl Bits of Bling Pearls

This is a wreath I made for Spellbinders back in October. It just may be the only snow flakes we see this year! Although it has warmed up here, it's still quite stormy it definitely feels like winter.

Here are a few step shots to show you how I created it. I didn't have an old wreath to work with so I cut a hollow circle out of strong cardboard. Then I created a background with blue circles that have a pearl border. The border was created with Spellbinders™ Classic Inverted Circles and Classic Scallop Circles. After that I layered and layered the snowflakes and adhered them to the wreath I had created.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Webster's Pages - Dream Big

Supplies: Pattern Paper - Webster's Pages, Flowers - Prima, Stickers - American Crafts, Brad - Making Memories

Good morning!! Anyone wish they were sitting out on their deck on a warm sunny day! LOL's cold! I have to be honest with ya though. As long as it's sunny and bright, I'll take the cold over the rain and wind any day! I'm actually totally loving it.

I'm normally a 12x12 gal so creating this layout was a bit of a stretch for me. It was based off a layout that my pal Dena Cole did on the Inspired Me website. I have to say,by the the time I finished working with it, I quite liked this size! Just wanted to share a quick page.

Hope you find time today to sip some hot chocolate or sit in front of a warm fire with someone ya love. There's nothin' quite like it!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Who Stole the Cookie??

Pattern Paper – Joyride: Together, Oh What Fun, Wonderland
Crafting Strips – Joyride
Cardstock Stickers – Joyride, Knave of Hearts, Sweet Shoppe
Chipboard Stickers – Joyride
Journaling Cards – Joyride
Trim – Misc.

My layout is up on the Collage Press blog!! There has been some seriously great inspiration by all the Design Team Members. So much fun! Leave a comment on the Collage Press blog for your chance to win some festive product of your own!

And now to post the winner from the Thanksgiving RAK.....

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:

Timestamp: 2009-12-05 16:50:27 UTC

Congrats Melody!!! Send your addy to and I'll mail your prize out to you.

We are off to decorate the church. This morning it was so frosty everywhere! It's beginning to look (and feel!) a lot like Christmas and the kids are definitely getting very excited!!

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Spellbinders Layout

Supplies: S4-232 Blossoms Two (#5,) S4-233 Labels Nine (#1,) S5-004 Sunflower Garden Accent, S4-207 Kaleidoscope Pendant Accent, S4-222 Create A Flake One, S4-198 Flourish Accent,Clearsnap: Chestnut Roan and Pumpkin Spice Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink,
Tattered Angels Slate and Candlelight Glimmer Mist, Chatterbox: Fabulous Treasures Buttons,7Gypsies Brown Gaffer Tape Embellishment tape, Sassafras Lass: Sweet Marmalade (Preserve,)Making Memories: Alphabet Stickers, American Crafts Brown: Thickers (Nutmeg)Alphabet Stickers

This is a layout I created for Spellbinders™. It's so hard for me to believe that my Spellbinders™ Design Team Term is nearly up. Where did the year go? There's still a few months ahead of me but I wanted to spread the news with all my readers about the next Design Team call that they just posted on their blog. This is the most amazing, professional, fun, encouraging, kind and dedicated company that I have ever designed for and if you are considering trying out, I say definitely go for it! Here is the announcement:

2010 Spellbinders™ Paper Arts Design Team Contest
December 1st, 2009

Spellbinders™ is searching nationwide for talented paper crafters, scrapbookers, card makers and altered artists to become part of our creative family! Unique experiences and opportunities await you!

To be eligible you must:

* Submit three art pieces as assigned below.
* Be available to travel to Phoenix, AZ, expenses paid by Spellbinders™, Wednesday, April 14 through Sunday, April 18, 2010. There are no exceptions to this requirement.
* Be available to serve a term as a Designer from April 1, 2010, through March 30, 2011.
* Be capable of completing all requirements, on time, during the 12-month tenure period.
* If you make the finals round, you will need to complete an assigned project and deliver to Spellbinders™ by February 22, 2010.
* Be able to submit art electronically by scanning or digital photography.
* Be able to submit paper work through the Microsoft Word program.
* Employees of the Spellbinders™ Paper Arts, their affiliates, and members of their immediate families are not eligible.

If you would like more info, you find it on the Spellbinders Paper Arts Blog.

Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

College Press and another chance to Win!

Supplies: Collage Press - Joyride (pattern paper, die cuts,chipboard,) Trim (misc.) Button (Autumn Leaves)

**Blink!!** It's December 1st. Wow! We had a fabulous Thanksgiving and I hope you did too! If you didn't get a chance to enter your name in for the Thanksgiving RAK I have going, there's still time. You can read about it here.

I have some exciting news! I was asked to return back for another year on the Collage Press Design Team! I can't even tell you how thrilled I was to find out about this opportunity. Over the last few days I've been waiting to share a layout that I made of a really good friend of mine holding my youngest daughter at our Christmas party last year. Just a few more days and then I can post it!

Designing with Joyride has been so much fun that I just couldn't help make a few cards while I was at. Have you seen this line yet? Oh my! This brown and check piece just makes me think of a warm kitchen on a cold winter's day! And the chipboard is fantastic. It is seriously the best quality and the cutest ever! It's really think and has excellent adhesive on the back.

Supplies: Collage Press - Joyride (Pattern Paper, diecuts, chipboard, stickers)Pink Paislee - alphabet stickers, Flower Soft - Polar White

I've always, always had a lot of fun while creating my Collage Press projects. That's super important to me and that's why it wasn't a difficult decision to stay on the team. Soon, I'll be able to share the layout I put together. But, for now, some card inspiration! And, if cards are your thing, you must check out the Collage Press blog for these amazing ones that Roree Rumph put together. This girl knows how to rock the cards!!

As matter of fact, the new design team has been coming up with some really fantastic projects. There has been some names drawn out of the comments already but it's not too late! If you are a Collage Press lover and would like to win some product of your own, just leave a comment on the company blog.


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