Sunday, February 28, 2010

There is a blog hop tomorrow

My Scrapbooking Supplies is Having a Blog Hop!

Begins Monday March 1st@ 10AM !
Hello everyone! My scrapbooking Supplies and our New Creative Team are so excited about our New Blog that we are hosting our 1st Blog Hop on Monday March 1st ! To celebrate this exciting event, we are having a blog hop, complete with some yummy blog candy! The blog hop will start at 10:00am (CST) at My Scrapbooking Supplies DT Coordinator (Terria) blog and end at My Scrapbooking Supplies new blog! It is going to be an exciting and fun time, so we hope you will join us!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

sunshine award

I have recently become virtual friends with a wonderful person, her name is Jackie. She such a talented scrapper and is so friendly and nice. She awarded me a Sunshine Award and I so touched that out of the six people she could select that she choose me as one of them. Thank you Jackie.

So now it is my turn to pass on the Sunshine Award to 6 scrappy people. I am going to break ranks and pick one person- who is a scrapper- but her [non scrapping] blog is so inspirational and amazing, that I have to include it.

So to start off, I want to send one to Leighann at Living With Three Hobbits and A Giant. This is the blog I was mentioning. Leighann has always intimidated me. From the first time I met her to pretty much every time I see her. She is the mom I want to be. She has so much faith that she has made me question my lack of faith and made me reevaluate my views on religion and its place in my life. If you haven't read this blog and the story of their miracle son Ryan, please do so now. I promise you that you won't be disappointed. But I can't promise you won't cry

Now on to some scrappy Sunshine Award recipients

- I have "known" Megan for a few years now. She was on the very first scrapbooking board I ever joined. At that board I participated in a baggie swap and Megan sent me some high quality paper- Basic Grey- I think and it changed my life. She is by far one of my scrappy idols and I LOVE her work.

- If you haven't seen Keely Yowler's work then you really should check it out. She is amazing. Truly, I love looking at her work, it is so inspirational.

- Next is Kim Holmes, from Dixie Pieces. Her blog is so fun and her work is amazing.

- Mia is a new scrapper. She posted at the Every Day Scrapper she has only been scrapbooking for a year. Which totally blows my mind. Her work is so great and she is such a sweet person. One of those people you can just tell you would have fun with.

- Lastly, is Tammy. Another scrapper from Dixie Pieces. She is so nice and her work is stunning. The things she can do with flowers and glitz totally blows my mind.

So there you have it. I hope I have introduced you to some new blogs.

~ Ana

Thursday, February 25, 2010

so young- sketchy thursday

So I feel like I am becoming a pack rat. I see things and think, "I can't throw that away, I can use it on a page." I did that with the bag some onions came in. I like the mesh netting and thought it would be perfect. So I stowed it away. Lately I have been cooking up some things to do with it. And I thought,"how cool would it be to cut and then paint over it. The little blocks would look so cool." Well I did that, but then removed it from the cardstock. The paint was too thick. Then I saw that sketch for this weeks Sketchy Thursday and thought the mesh painted would look so neat with this sketch. Then I saw a recipe challenge (paint, staples, and chipbaord) on Sketches! {by tamara} and combined the two. And this is what I got

Now the bag was actually a pinkish red. I added some blue paint and it turned it a fun shade of blue/lavender. But some of red still shows up. The chipboard flower is Basic Grey. Simple layout yes, but I like it.

The journaling is tucked away but reads "when I look at this picture all I can think is how young we look. We really weren't that young. But we weren't married and had no kinds. Life was so different. But I wouldn't trade that for now."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

two more from me

This beautiful little girl is the daughter of a virtual friend of mine. I used the scrappiest sketch #52 for it.
Ok this this one is from scrapbook challenges- sketch 186. I am also going to use it for 52 x 52 challenge - to use polka dots, ribbon and written journaling. I am not really happy with it, but . . . it is done. It just didn't come together the way I wanted it to. Oh well.

PS- don't forget the EDS blog hop, ends tomorrow night.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Two more challenges - My 3 Hearts

Ok I have to say that I really love the way this turned out. And I especially love how every picture totally reflects my family.

Ok, first of all, this is from a sketch and for a challenge at the Scrap-Room. The PP and cardstock came from their monthly kit. The hearts, ribbon and big doily heart came from a game at Dixie Pieces. It was a round of winner takes all, and I won. Lastly, I am going to use this for the Candy Shoppe Designs recipe challenge; the challenge called for

-picture(s) of your loved one

-any type of doily - even the paper kind

-flowers *to taste

-hearts*to taste


-the colors pink & red *even a pinch will do!

The flowers are not that easy to see- and I totally hope this counts- but they are on the hearts. The one stamped heart, has a flower in it also. So here it is,

PS- don't forget the EDS Blog Hop, it is still going on.

blog candy alert

Ok I have TWO blog candy alerts for you- first is from "love 4 papercrafts" and ends on the 27th. It is fully of scrappy goodness- here it is.

The second is from "True's Gift's From the Heart" It is a pretty amazing spread- here is what you could win. Your chance to win ends on the 28th.

So make sure you check them both out.

sassy lil' sketches- play-doh fun

I went to a crop this weekend, and got all my DT work done for the next month. Whew, I think I will need a day once a month to go do that. And I may start going to a library once a month, if there are not any crops around. I did manage to get a few non-DT layouts done.

Here is one of them, for Sassy Lil Sketches. I was so happy when I saw this sketch, because I had these two photos that I needed a sketch for.
PS - don't forget the EDS blog hop

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Every Day Scrapper Blog Hop- and a Special Challenge from ME!!!

Todays the day for our first ever blog hop here at The Everyday Scrapper! We couldn't be more excited a bout it. We are glad that you are taking a little time out of your busy schedules to hop along with us!!!

You will be visiting the Contributors and Sketch team members! We are so excited to have everyone join in on the fun! Of course there will be lots of prizes and RAK's along the way.

The hop officially begins today, Wednesday, Feb. 17 and will end Wednesday, Feb. 24th at midnight EST. Hopefully you will get a lot of inspiration along the hop!

There will be 1 main prize and a few RAK's along the hop as well. You will need to comment on each blog to be in for the prizes!

I am the last stop, so if you just popped in to my board, make sure you go back to the beginning and hit all the other stops. Here is the list of stops:

1. The Everyday Scrapper
2. Catherine
3. Anneliese
4. Jewels
5. Karen w/rak
6. Jennifer L
7. Mia
8. Rachael w/rak
9. Jennifer P w/rak
10. Sharon

Now for my special challenge. A few weeks ago I was a guest poster on the Every Day Scrapper website, here is my post. At the end of it I challenged everyone to create a layout using nothing but scraps. I am giving away a RAK (surprise RAK, but it will be good) to one lucky person (using who created a layout using scraps and then posted it in the thread in the challenge folder. Here is the thread. So go ahead and create a new page, with nothing but scraps.

And lastly, I am the very last stop on the hop, so I hope you commented on all the stops before me. Now you will need to visit the Every Day Scrapper Space and sign in on the blog hop thread to be entered into the drawing for the Grand Prize. And grab a blinkie while you are there.

~ Ana

PS- if you are on tweeter be sure to follow us, (EverydayScrap).

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Nuts About Sketches

I am so excited to announce I have been chosen for the next design team (staring March 1) at Nuts About Sketches. Shawn has some wonderful sketches- mostly two pagers- that I can't wait too start working with. I began scrapping only two page layouts, but have left that behind and now, unfortunately, mainly do one page/one-two pictures layouts. I am so happy to have this opportunity too work with some great two page sketches. And to finally scrap all those pictures I have.

Monday, February 15, 2010

My Scrapbook Supplies Challenge #3

Here is challenge #3 from My Scrapbooking Supplies . It is a color combo challenge. You must make a layout using black and white embellishments with a pop of red and pink. This layout can be of any theme. Here is my layout

(Alphas are thickers, bling is zva, pp are K I Memories. Flower is made with cardstock and the Spring cart for the Slice. Ribbon is random.)

To participate in this challenge and win a RAK, create anything keeping the color combo in mind. Visit the blog page for this challenge- My Scrapbooking Supplies Challenge #3 - and link us to your work in the comment section. You have until Friday the 26th 12pm CST to post your link. The Winner will be announced Sunday the 28th.

Just My Sketches Reveal- February 15

Here is the February 15th Sketch for Just My Sketches and the Blend.

The Songs to Use as inspiration for the Challenge are:
-THE REASON Hoobastank
-THE CLIMB Miley Cyrus
-SUMMER BREEZE Seals and Crofts

Here is my layout- I used the lyrics to "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus. The lyrics are "these are the moments I will remember the most." I wrote them around the pictures. They are hard to see, but if you click on the photo you will get a better view of them.
If you want to play and make your own layout with the sketch and the song choices, please do so. You will have four chances to win a nice little RAK. And remember there is also a card team with their own sketch, so be sure to check them out. Here is the link to the website, Just My Sketches.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ribbon RAK winner

And the winner of my very first review/RAK is Krystle. So Krystle if you could send me your info- click on my profile and there is a link to my email. I will get out your ribbon ASAP.

And thanks to everyone who played along with me and left comments here and at My Scrapbook Supplies.

Cash as blog candy- check it out

Ok I just saw this and wanted to share. Fern's Creations has decided to give away cash for some blog candy. So go check it out and maybe you will be the lucky winner.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my stop in the hop. I am Ana and I have been scrapbooking for about four years. I am a traditional paper scrapper, but I am trying to make myself make more cards. So I decided to make some birthday cards to celebrate Scrap Tiffany's first birthday.

But before I show you the cards, I wanted to remind everyone that there are stops before me, so if you are one of my followers, or you just happened upon my page, please go back to the beginning and play along. All the fun started at ScrapTiffany.

I made four cards all the same papers from KI Memories. I stamped them using stamps from Recollections and inked them with various markers from Close to My Heart and Slick Writers. The first two are from Sketches at My Sketch World, the third is from Page Maps, the fourth is my own creation.

Lastly, I want to thank so much for joining the hop and visiting my page. Please feel free to look at my other work and become a follower or even leave a comment or two.

Your next stop in the hop is with Carla. Have fun and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

two new ones for Scrapbook Challenges

Here are two layouts I did this week while snowed in. They are both from sketches at Scrapbook Challenges.

This one is Sketch 184. I really love how this one turned out. The papers are Sandy Lion. I backed the Queen & Co with cheap black paper. The alphas are Thickers. Bling is Zva. `
Ok I have to be honest. When I first saw this Sketch, 185, I wasn't a fan. I am not one for papers like this, but I do have to say that I LOVE how it turned out. PP is Basic Grey. I used a Close to My Heart to stamp and emboss the journal tag. Alphas are Thickers.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

grandma and gracie- sketchy thursdays

Here is a layout I did this weekend. I have tried and tried to get a good picture of it. But with my little camera it just isn't happening. It is much brighter and cleaner is person. Anyway, I used Sketchy Thursday's layout for it. I also layered flowers for the scrap-room weekly challenge.

My first review is up at My Scrapbooking Supplies

So go check it out. If you do and you leave a comment on the site, and then leave one here telling me you did i will put your name in for a ribbon RAK. So here is the link to my article. So get over there ok?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Our Squirrels - Twisted Sketches

We have a bench sitting outside that we place bird seed and squirrel seed on. We love watching all the critters coming up and eating. This picture was taken this past Friday, when the snow started to fall. I believe the squirrels were trying to stuff as much as they could in the cheeks. At one point on Thursday we had 6 squirrels out there, but I didn't get a good picture of it.

Anyway, I used the sketch #35 from Twisted Sketches for it, aptly enough the "twist" was to use animals.
PP are Websters pages. Journal spots are Jilli Bean Soup. Alphas are Paper Studio.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Pony Ride- the Scrappiest

Here is my oldest on her first Pony Ride. I wasn't there to witness it, but her mammaw took the pics for me. I used Sketch #50 from the Scrappiest for it. PPs are Cosmo Cricket.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Big On-Line Crop this weekend at

Dixie Pieces. So come check it out and play. The challenges there are great- so I am sure the crop ones will be too. And no worries if you can't scrap this weekend, you will have two weeks to finish the challenges too win some prizes. Hope see you there. And if you pop in, introduce yourself and tell them I sent you.

I am the Featured Member at Scrapbook Challenges

If you haven't checked out Scrapbook Challenges yet, do so now. I an the featured member there. It is a great site, lots of challenges, great forum and wonderful people.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays

Here is my layout for Sketchy Thursday's. This is how Gracie decided to eat dinner the other night. She was just moved into a booster seat from her high chair. So she is getting used to the new way of eating - I guess. At least that is what I am telling myself, LOL.

PP is GCD, alphas are chip chatter. Ribbon and gauze like stuff is unknown. Journaling stop/ticket is Tim Holtz.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Just My Sketches Reveal

Ok here it is- my first ever DT reveal. Are you excite? I am. LOL

So here is the sketch
The songs to use for the challenge are:
~BLESSED Elton John
~PUT YOUR RECORDS ON Corinne Bailey Rae
~ONE STEP AT A TIME Jordin Sparks

And here is my layout
If you want to play and make your own layout with the sketch and the song choices, please do so. You will have four chances to win a nice little RAK. And remember there is also a card team with their own sketch, so be sure to check them out. Here is the link to the website, Just My Sketches