Friday, April 30, 2010

National Scrapbook Day- its almost here

I know there is a lot going on this weekend for NSD. Seems like every site has stuff going on. I will popping in here and there, but two places you can definitely find me are Dixie Pieces (hosting a challenge tomorrow morning) and A Cherry On Top,

So get some scrapping done and stop by and say hi. I will pop in tomorrow and share my challenges.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Scrap it with a song - Reveal- Together . . .

Good morning. We had a crazy weekend here with family visiting for Gracie's birthday party. A good time was had by all.

I am going to share only one page with you at this time. Will do the others later this week.
Here is my first design team layout for Scrap it with a Song. The song this week was "Once Upon a Dream" the theme song for Sleeping Beauty. I choose a line from the song, "Together . . . in love forever" and used a picture from my wedding.

Remember if you want to play along you can. Just go to the main blog and link up your project. You can use a line from the song or the title, however you choose to do it.

I used Iron Orchids Designs papers, and hand cut out the flower pattern. Then I added the bling from Zva and Recollections.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Blog Hop and a New Team for me.

A Blog Hop is coming!
Get ready to hop to it with the Just My Sketches and the Blend blog hop coming to a computer near you soon!
With a grand prize worth $30 as well as blog candy along the way, this is one hop you won't want to miss out on!

So stayed tuned and I will update soon.

I am on a new Design Team- the Scrap it With a Song blog. It is brand new and just started a few weeks ago. I am SO happy to be part of this team.

The first challenge is up at Scrap it With a Song, and there is still time to enter the contest. So go check it out.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

my reveals a day late

I have three sketches to show you and three layouts. First Nuts About Sketches

I turned it on its side.

Second is Scrap Tiffany
I used one of my kits from the Scrap-Room for this. I LOVE Girls Paperie papers. It is so soft and lovely.

And lastly, is Scrapbook Challenges.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

a few from the crop- sketchy thursdays and sketches by tamara,acot

Went to a crop this weekend and got a few things done that can be shown now.
First of all, this past week I was chosen as Celebrity Cherry at ACOT. So as part of my status, I had to scraplift someone from the board. Here is what I did.

Also, on ACOT, one of the challenges is to use the word "new". I used the sketch from the Scrap-Room. I am also using it for Sketches {by Tamara} weekly challenge (to use blue, buttons and brads). So here it is,

And lastly, this started out as the Sketchy Thursdays sketch. But since I don't have internet in the crop room, I had to sketch it in my sketch book and well, my proportions are off. Anyway, here it is
Thanks for looking and if you are looking, please leave me a comment. I love to hear from people. Because lately, it seems as if I am the only one looking at these pages.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Some Quotes- altered card board

The new challenge is up at My Scrapbooking Supplies. It is to use this spring picture as inspiration.I loved the colors of it, the vines across and the texture of the background. So I decided to alter a piece of cardboard from an old cardboard box. I peeled the top layer from the box and then painted it white. I used another piece of cardboard, cut it into strips, painted it pink and then made the frame.

I wasn't sure what to put inside of it, but my youngest Gracie helped, by dumping this little lunchbox die cut holder all over the floor. (Thanks C-Bear.) As I was picking it up, I noticed all these quotes, (seriously I had had this box for years and never looked in it). I thought the colors were wonderful and they were worked perfectly with this thing I was creating. It was at that point I decided to make it a wall hanging.

Then I adhered the quotes but wanted to do more. So I took all the quotes off and distressed the cardstock inside the frame. Then added the quotes back.

At this point I was about done, but really wanted the viney look. I have no twine, or anything, but I do have embroidery thread. So I took some, dipped it mod-podge and hung it to dry. One it was nice and stiff, I crisscrossed and used glue dots to stick it down. To cover the glue dots, I added the little butterflies, and here you have it.

Remember there is a prize if you play along. It is a big one this time, and here is the list of stuff you get

The Prize

Spring Card Kit

4 6x6 Making Memories Flutter sheets

2 6x6 DCWV spring sheets

2 6x6 Pink and Lavender Cardstock sheets

2 6x5 Pink and Lavender Cardstock sheets

2 51/2 x 4 card bases envelopes included

2 4feet American Crafts Spring ribbon

1 clear stamp set clear stamping block inculded

1 package of Making Memories Tiny alpha white

1 package of Recollections spring pearls


  • Design a layout of card using the photo above for your designs inspiration.
  • Up load your design link to Mr. Linky by April 30th 12pm Midnight CST. (on the main MSS site)
  • Leave comment saying hi and letting us know that you will be playing with us this week.
Hope that you will join us in the fun.

Copic RAK- FYI

For those posting to me, please note that I am not giving away the Copics, you need to post on the main My Scrapbooking Supplies at this link. I apologize for any confusion. Apparently the link on my new blog layout doesn't show up any different from the text. I will try to contact those who left comments here but not on the main blog.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

24 Hr Spring Comment Quest !!- for a RAK

24 Hr Spring Comment Quest !!
Were you busy this week and didn't have a chance to play along with My Scrapbooking Supplies challenge #6 "April Flower bring May flower"? Well this quest is for you!! For 24 hrs only starting today at 12 noon you can leave a comment on this post for a chance to be enter to an 8 pack of Copic primary colors and one of their black writing pen.

Are you ready ? Go!!!

Leave a comment by April 15th 12noon CST to be enter

Thanks Scrappers!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

My Monday Reveals

It is Monday and I have three new reveals for you. I will start this week with Scrap Tiffany.

This week challenge was to scraplift a technique from someone. I choose Megan A and what she did on this layout. She embossed the back and then glimmer misted and stamped it. I choose not to stamp it, but tried the embossing and glimmer mist. So here is my layoutSo if you want to play along with Scrap Tiffany, please visit her blog.

Now for Scrapbook Challenges, here is sketch 194

And my layout (I really love how this one turned out.)

And at SC, Pamela gives out one big prize to all those who participate. So if you want to do this sketch or any of the other challenges going on, please do so. And when you introduce yourself, tell them I sent you.

And lastly for Nuts About Sketches, week 104

And I love two page sketches, because it allows me to do big events, for this one, I picked the trip my sister in law and I went to Rose Hall while in Jamaica

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Christmas Cutie-

I am a huge fan of A Cherry On Top- the on-line scrapbook shop and message board. Every month they have the most wonderful challenges. If you have never visited ACOT, totally do so. And they will be having a BIG NSD crop at the end of the this month/beginning of May. Anyway, one of their challenges is a sketch challenge and I actually got it done this month.

I decided to scrap this picture of my youngest daughter Gracie. I think it is one of my favorite pics of her. It just shows her personality, cute and a bit fiesty. Kind of pixie-ish. So here it is

PP are Jilliebean Soup. felt is Queen & Co. Stickers are Scenic Route. little felt balls are from a christmas ornament kit of oriental trading co. alphas are making memories

Friday, April 9, 2010

Our Prom- sketchy thursday's

After doing quite a few dt and gdt layouts, I took yesterday to do one just for fun. ACOT has monthly challenges and the theme challenge is to scrap something formal. So with yesterday's Sketchy Thursday's sketch I scrapped this prom picture of Jon and I.

Please note, that we were not in high school at this prom. I was not a pregnant teenager (no offense to those who may have been). I was a high school teacher and the prom sponsor. Thus I got a free pictures taken. Anyway, here it is,

I stamped the frame with a CTMH border stamp and paint. White scalloped strip is Bazzil. Jewels are Recollections. PP- unknown. Black paper is MM. Journal spot is Basic Grey.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Finally after three months . . .

I got the call and my DSLR is fixed. I blogged about it here. I called last month and I guess the factory it was sent to had to send out for a part. Now it is fixed. I can't wait to pick it up and start taking action shots again.

Monday, April 5, 2010

My Monday Reveals, NAS, ScrapTiffany, SC

I have a few reveals today, so I am just going to do one big post.

First my Nuts About Sketches Reveal here is the sketch
and here is my layout

And for my my guest design spot at Scrapbook Challenges, here is the sketch
And my layout,

And lastly, for my guest spot at ScrapTiffany the challenge this week is cupcakes, so I did this layout, Senor Cupcake for it

Sassafras Lass- here it is Jackie.

Last week my virtual friend Jackie posted about a huge box sale from Sassafras Lass. She posted pics of all her goodies, and I immediately went and emailed them, without reading the small print, about wanting one. Then I went back and read and realized I was a day late, well less than 9 hours, and I was bummed. So I went about my daily business, then checked my email and found out that they did have another box. So I called them and found I got the very last box. YAY!!! I was so excited.

So Jackie wants me to post pics of all my goodies, which got here in like 2 days, which made me even happier. So here are the pics Jackie.
I got papers from 4 different line and then alphas, and a bunch of embellies.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Just My Sketches and Scrapbook Challenges

Well it is April 2nd, which means a few things. LOL. Tomorrow is Jonathan's birthday, Sunday is Easter and Gracie's birthday is the end of the month. So lots of good picture taking opportunities.

And since today is April 2nd, that means that yesterday was April 1st, so it was reveal day at Just My Sketches and the Blend. Deanna decided to play a joke on us and not give us a sketch. Yikes, LOL. But she did give us a song list, so here it is

Here is the list of songs:
Sarah McLachlan
Kelly Clarkson
Jim Brickman
Daniel Powter

Here is a link to the lyrics of the songs (remember you can play by using the lyrics, not the titles.)

So here is my layout for it

So if you want to play along- and I really hope you will play along- make sure you link it up at the main site, so here is the blog address again.

And since this is April that means that it is my turn to do some Guest Designing for my favorite ning site Scrapbook Challenges. It is a great site, with lots of wonderful people, fabulous challenges and great sketches. If you haven't stopped by there yet, do so now. Tell them I sent you, okay? And to plug myself a bit more, LOL, here is a link to the page about me, so go check it out.

And I am also GDT at Scrap Tiffany this month, once she gets the page up about me, I will link you to it. I am stalking her blog to see when it goes up, LOL.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Ms. Brightside

I got this award a few days ago, just haven't had time to really post it. I got it from one of my favorite blogger friends Jackie. Jackie is a super talented scrapper so check her blog. Thanks for thinking of me Jackie.

Now I'm supposed to list 10 things that make me happy, 5 pieces of trivia about myself, and pass this award on to 5 fellow bloggers. So, here goes...

10 things that make me happy:

1. My Family
2. Spending time with my Family
3. Hearing my kids laugh
4. Watching all the critters playing in the yard
5. Being outside and taking long walks
6. Coffee
7. Chocolate
8. Feeling like I accomplished something
9. Getting happy mail
10. Getting to the end of a good book!

5 Pieces of Trivia about myself:

1. I love quiet time
2. I love chilling on the couch watching chick flicks
3. I talk to my dad almost daily
4. I love having a cold beer one a nice summer night while Jon is bbqing
5. I think having a super clean house is totally over rated

Now to pass this on to 5 blogging friends that I would like to share this with. Go visit them :)

1. Ann at Ann's Scraps of Time.
2. Illene at What a bunch of Scrap.
3. cathy at Beautiful scraps
4. Heather at Scrapping Mom of 3
5. Anneliese at Queen of the Crop