Thursday, December 31, 2009

Scrapbook Challenges New Years Blog Hop

Ok, do you want to win great prize? Get new people to your bl0g? Find some incredible new blogs? If so, join the New Year's Blog Hop at Scrapbook Challenges,

If you want to play along here is the sketchSo, do the sketch, post it to your blog with your layout, and then get ready for some fun. It all begins tomorrow at 10 am MT,

So make sure you check it out and here is the link to the event details at Scrapbook Challenges,

And here is my LO based on the above Sketch. It is title "ACCEPT", which is my word for 2010. I need to learn to accept the things I cannot change. So, I thought that this would be a good way to remind myself to do that.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year Blog Hop

Pamela at Scrapbook Challenges is hosting a New Years Day blog hop. Well it will go on for a few days. So check it out and join. Lots of goodies will be given away. It will start at 10 am on Friday at Pamela's blog-

I will back later with more info.

New Year's Resolutions

Every year for the past few years I have made a page about my goals/resolutions for the New Year. I like the idea of it- having them set in stone. It also helps me see what themes are re-occuring. And it allows me to see myself change every year- which is getting a little scary, LOL. Anyway, ScrapTiffany weekly challenge was to scrap your resolutions. So here it is- based on a sketch I designed for the sketch design challenge at Scrapbook Challenges.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Wow, two weeks in a row

This is my second week in a row having a featured layout at Scrapbook Challenges. I am just amazed that it happened again. This week it is my "Our new tradition" layout.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Scrapbook Challenges

I am just loving Scrapbook Challenges. The challenges are great. The sketches are great. The community is . . . well great. So check them out. Anyway, here are two layouts based on two of the sketches from that site.

Our New Tradition, was originally for ScrapTiffany's week 25 challenge- to scrap a family tradition. Alas, my hard drive died- well it almost died and we backed up before I lost everything. Anyway, I didn't get it done in time. As for Scrapbook Challenges, it is for sketch 177.
Princess Bella is from sketch 176

Friday, December 25, 2009

Gift Card holder

I needed some gift card holders for Christmas presents. I saw this idea on the ScrapTiffany Blog- who got the idea from Two Peas. So I thought, hey I can do that. So I did.

They are actually paper towel rolls. I plastered the patterned paper on them. Each frame is embossed- which I just learned to do and I LOVE.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Not sure what this means but. . . .

my Fantastical layout has been featured at Scrapbook Challenges. Like I said, I am not sure if it is a big deal or just something that happens every day there- since I am new. But it makes me smile.

Monday, December 21, 2009

This weekend's work

With all the snow and no way to go anywhere, I was able to scrapbook.

This one is for the one word challenge at ACOT and from the sketch at the scrap-room blog. The papers and everything are from one of the kits in the big kit from the scrap-room. In case you don't know they offer monthly subscriptions of scrapbook kits. They are one of my favorites for kits.

This one is for another challenge at ACOT. The papers are all Bo Bunny, as is the rub-on. The sketch is from Stuck?!Sketches. Love that site.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Great Snow of 2009

It rarely snows in DC. It is a running joke around here about how when it does snow people freak out. Well we got our due. It started snowing nearly 22 hours ago and has yet to really stop. I am loving it but at the same time, I am shocked by the sheer amount of snow that is out there. I did try to take the girls out into it but they both keep falling down and getting stuck.

The girls watching it snow

Out in the snow

And a little bit ago I opened our front door and found this

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas fun and prizes

Check out My Scrapbook Supplies website for some Christmas fun and prizes. They are giving things away like crazy.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A few new layouts

Here are a few layouts I have been working on

I actually had a lot of fun with this one. It is for a challenge on ACOT , to use the colors of a candy cane. I mod podge all around the red ripped paper and then sugar coated it. So it has a real glittery look to it.

Here is the Box Room layout- for the sketch challenge at ACOT

And finally this one is from a Pencillines sketch and was the featured sketch from The Everyday Scrapper this past Sunday.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Kitchen Project

We bought a house in October that had a seriously outdated kitchen. It was basically the original kitchen from when the house was built in 1954. So we had to redo it. It took about 5 weeks or so but it is finally finished. The pictures below show the entire process and what it looks like now.

the original kitchen

the demolition

the dry wall is up

cabinets but no granite

And the finished project- the space to the right is the dining room and to the left a sunroom/breakfast nook

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Magic

This was a sketch challenge/guest designer contest entry for Back Porch Memories. It is a bit sideways, but my camera charger is MIA and my battery is dead, so . . . had to use the one I had.

The Everyday Scrapper

The Everyday Scrapper is an up and coming scrapbook website/forum. It is a great resource - the website is amazing and has a lot of great tutorials and ideas. The forum is so much fun with a great group of ladies. And I have just joined their team. I am not sure what my exact title will be, but I will have a day where I get to post inspirations, questions and just general stuff. So follow the links and check it out.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another cute and easy Christmas idea

I just found this super cute idea on the Scrap Tiffany blog. I think I will try this this weekend and let me girls color or paint them. May make a nice little gift for teachers.

A quick and easy Christmas ornament

I was searching the internet for some simply paper craft ornaments. I had an idea of how to do one in my head, but with life as crazy as it is, I thought, "heck I need to find one that is already done and tried." So I searched around and found this. It is exactly what I was looking for.

Now to just find the time to do it.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

What a face

The sketch for this layout is from a fabulous site, Stuck?!Sketches. The pp is Cosmo Cricket, the Gretel line. That is for the manufacturers challenge at ACOT . All the pp were scraps that I found as I was searching for other paper for a different layout. I decided to distress the strips and I really love the way it turned out.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Box Room

We moved last week. But we owned the house for about 6 weeks before we actually moved in. So whenever we brought stuff over, we just stuck it in one of the bedrooms on the main floor. That room has since been dubbed the "Box Room." Here are two pictures of it.

So, yesterday while I had a baby sitter I worked on the room and now you can actually walk in there. Also, I found things that I had been looking for. But I can tell you this, "The Box Room" will be my next scrapbook page.

I did it

Scrapbooked that is. LOL. I tried to yesterday, and I got a little bit done, but neither child napped very well. So this morning I couldn't sleep so I got up and made a Christmas card, then this afternoon while the girls were in preschool I did another card. I also finished the LO I did yesterday but that can't be shared for a while.

The cards, well one of them, is for the monthly card challenge at ACOT. It is to do a Christmas card with a Santa or a snowman as an accent.

So here are my cards
And I have to say that I am totally loving my craftbox, from the Original Scrapbox people. It rocks, and it forces me to clean up when I am done.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December 1= new challenges

Today is a day I have been waiting for- it is the day the new challenges are posted on A Cherry On Top. They always have the best challenges and I can't wait to get started on them. If you love challenges, you should totally check them out.