Thursday, December 29, 2011

two for creative scrappers

OMG, I just realize that I never posted or linked this two pages that I did WEEKS ago.  They both use Creative Scrappers sketches.   So here they are.

From Creative Scrappers sketch 185

And the second one is from sketch 186

Anyway, Happy New  Year everyone.  I hope your holiday has thus far, been wonderful.

Monday, December 12, 2011

sketchy thursdays- fast car

Hello out there.  If anyone is seeing this . . . then I am happy to share a page I did this weekend.  I used the weekly sketch at sketchy thursday for it.  I am also using it for a challenge at the new scrapbook challenges- something old and something new. 

So here it is,

Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 18, 2011

School Pictures- creative scrappers

I have been in a scrappy mood this week, so  I am back with another one.  Gracie's school pictures came home the other day and they are just to wonderful not to scrap. 

I used Creative Scrappers sketch 182 for this page.  I also did a challenge at ACOT - to use a die cut page (have had that pink die cut FOREVER and I am so glad that I finally used it), chipboard title, and a new scrappy supply- the punch.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Creative Sketches- and two more

Hello again.  I am back with one new one and two I did a few weeks ago, but never shared.  The first one is from the sketch at My Creative Sketches.  They are - I think- affliated with My Creative Scrapbook which is a kit club I have been recieveing for the past year.  I used their November kit (lots of Bo Bunny goodness in it.)

Next I used Little Yellow Bicycle.  This was for the crop last month at ACOT and I scraplifted someone for it.

And lastly, is I do believe also from My Creative Scrapbook- the October kit.  But I could be wrong.  I used Crate Paper.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Two new ones

So I am back again, two days in a row, not to shabby.  I did two layouts recently and wanted to share them.

The first is layout is from a sketch at Creative Scrappers, sketch 180.  I loved it, started it, but didn't finish it until recently.  I used Echo Park on  it. 
The second one is from the November kit at My Creative Scrapbook.  I also used the sketch they included in the kit.  Most everything on it is from Bo Bunny. It is me and hubby before we left the b&b went to for our anniversary in October.

And lastly I am going to be getting a box of paper together for a clean up/giveaway.  So check back soon please.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

XOXO- November challenge

I have been a very bad blogger.  I know this and I am sorry about it.  But life has gotten a bit hectic.  And I took on some extra volunteer work with preschool, and yada yada yada. 

So the Lipstick Chicks challenge  #23 went live nearly two weeks ago and I am just now getting around to sharing my page.  So here it is.  My two little ladies at Boo at the Zoo last month.

So there it is.  Remember XOXO is a scraplift challenge blog.  And there are a number of us lipstick chicks.  So pop over there and check it out and see what inspires you.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

XOXO Blog Hop Winner

The winner of my blog hop stop was the last comment,

Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for the insiration to get thislayout done! Hugs Alesia
Alesia if you are out there, please email me.  I tried the yahoo address you provided but it was returned to me.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

XOXO Blog Hop

Welcome to my spot on the blog hop.  If you just popped into my blog and want to play along please visit the xoxo girls blog.

There are prizes along the way, some of the girls will be offering their own little RAKs.  Other prizes include a Guest Design Team spot for True XoXo for December. Completing the blog hop means commenting on every single team blog and True XoXo's. Added bonus!: for any layout/project you complete that is based on a team member's challenge or layout, another chance will be thrown into the hat; be sure to post a link to your interpretation on True XoXo's blog hop post (not necessarily the team member's post)

Now on to my layout.  I was challenged by Alaina to use one bordered edge, ruffle, shape (s) punched from soda can, at least 2 photos and and a shaped layout.

And here is my page, 

Now I challenged Cheryl Whittaker Levy.

So hop on and have fun.  Oh and I will be giving a small RAK for one person who leaves me a comment.  So please leave me a way to contact you or come back and visit.

Monday, October 3, 2011

xoxo girls challenge

Challenge 22 is up at the XOXO lipstick chick blog.  And here is my layout.

The idea is to find inspiration, or scraplift, any of the layouts on the main blog. Color, design, subject or wording - you may find inspiration in any or all of these. Enter as many times as you like.
  • Show your layout on your blog, and link its specific post in the comments section. -or-
  • Put your layout in your favorite gallery if you don't have a blog, post in comments. -or-
  • or Mister Linky is working below - yay!!
We'd love to know what inspired you, if you have time to write a little about that.
Layouts are due Oct. 31st, midnight your time.
The team will vote on their favorite and the winner will be announced November 5th.
Winner will be our November guest design team member; she will be invited to hang with us in our super secret True XoXo design team Facebook group during November, find out how XoXo designers get their inspiration and will have a layout posted for December blog entry.))

Winners are eligible once every three months.

Friday, September 23, 2011

a few new ones

Here are a few pages I did this past weekend.

 I used Simple Stories on this page.  

I used Websters Pages on this one.  This is Bella's clubfeet doctor.  This was our last appointment with him for the year and the one where she graduated out of her boots and bars.  Now we just visit him on a yearly basis.

Yuki is a friend of ours.  Her father is the American ambassador to Albania.   Before Yuki and mother Ann left they gave the girls a ton of clothes.  Including these two bathing suits.  Each girl picked one and wore them all summer. 
 Used Echo Park on this page. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lucky Girl Crafts September projects

I am a bad blogger lately.  I don't know why, just can't get my act together I guess.  Anyway, here are my september projects.

 Used Creative Scrappers 172 for the chicas layout.

And I have another one that I need to rephotograph. 

I will be back tomorrow with some more to share.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hope and Remembrance Blog Hop

Welcome to the Lucky Girls Crafts Hope and Remembrance Blog Hop. If you came from Christine's blog then you are in the right place.  If not, then please go to the beginning and hop from there.

 As this is the 10th anniversary of 9-11 I have chosen to make a layout reminding us all to never forget what happened, or those who lost their lives on that day.

photo taken from this page

 I hope all of you will take a moment this weekend and reflect on what happened 10 years ago, and where we are today as a country.  Hope and peace to us all.

Now on to the blog hop and the September kit, "The Little Things That Count" is on sale now

As a special incentive to our Lucky Girl friends, everyone who places an order over the blog party will receive a free gift - the larger the purchase, the larger the goody! PLUS - one lucky, random person who places an order will receive $50 worth of goodies when their order ships!

There are still tons of AMAZING deals left in the store - - so hurry over and get your favorite crafty supplies before they're gone!

Now  on to your next stop, Natalie.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

XOXO Girls Challenge

Hey everyone,

Sorry I have not posted in a while.  We were on vacation last week and now I am just trying to play catch up.

But I did want to share with all of you the new XOXO girls challenge is up.  I didn't get a chance to play this month, but wanted to let everyone know that it is out there.

Here is the link and there are some fantastic choices to scraplift.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August Lucky Girl Kit pages

It is time for me to share my August Summer Shimmer creations.  I had so much fun with the August Lucky Girl Kit.  Honestly, I think it was one my all time favorites. 

The first page I used the Scrappiest Sketch 132 for it.

And the page-maps sketch for the card. 

There you have it.  Remember to visit Lucky Girls Craft to get you own Summer Shimmer kit.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Queen Zed- the scrappiest 133

Here is a pretty simple page I did yesterday of my cat Zed.  Gracie decided to dress her (yes, zed is a girl) up as a princess.  Well Zed is simply too old to be a princess, so a queen it is.

Used the Scrappiest 133.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

my gift - creative scrapper 169

Here is a page I did this weekend, using creative scrappers 169.

I will back in a few days to share my August Lucky Girl Crafts projects.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

smile- lucky girl fave five

Hey everyone,

I am here to share a layout I made with the August kit from Lucky Girl Crafts.  It is made with my five favorite items from this months kit.

My list is: masks, glimmer mist, brads, flowers, and the echo park paper. 

Here is a picture with the entire kits.

This kit is fabulous, and I highly recommend getting one of you own asap, as supplies are limited.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

santa's lap- a sketchy thursdays page

Some how I managed to actually do a sketch based on this weeks sketchy thursday sketch.  I almost always intend to do the sketch but usually don't have time or don't get it done in time.  Anyway, here it is- the photograph used it a terrible picture.  So I scanned it and made it black and white with a soft focus of color, so I could try to work with it.  It still is not good, and the photo of the layout is pretty bad too.  But I wanted to get it linked up in time so . . .

Used Bo Bunny on this one. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

two more from me

Here are two more that I did for my BPS class, but hadn't photographed.

And the first one I used creative scrappers no. 167. 
The challenge here was to use a photo strip.

The challenge for this one was to use multi photos and a bold colored background.

 Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Summer Shimmer is in stores now

The August Lucky Girl Crafts kits is in the store now and it is awesome.  The flowers are so beautiful. 

Visit the store blog for more info.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Page-maps layout, a challenge and a card

I have three new things to share with you all today.  First is for the page-maps monthly sketch challenge.

Second is for my BPS challenge class.  It was to use a street sign of some sort on the page.  This picture was from a birthday party that we attended.  There were ponies and a unicorn at the party and I was so worried about Gracie getting kicked because she is wild and would totally run behind a pony without a care.  Unfortunately I was so focused on the ponies that I didn't think about the other dangers, such as being run over by a barbie 4 wheeler.  Luckily she wasn't hurt and someone had a camera and managed to get the picture.

 (Echo Park on this page)

And lastly is a card. I am a terrible card maker, but I wanted to make a thank you card for my mil.  I do like the way it turned out.  And I used a card map sketch on here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

bo bunny sketch challenge- 36

I played with the bo bunny sketch challenge this month and  made my birthday layout. here it is

Monday, July 18, 2011

Three new ones for BPS

I am taking a Big Picture Scrapbooking Class.  It is being taught by the very talented Elizabeth Dillow and it is Design Challenges.  It consists of 12 challenges, issued every three days.  So far we have had 5 challenges and I have done three of them. So without futher ado, here they are

First challenge was to adapt a familiar form on a page.  i used the logo for the united states post office.  Now this was not the way I had planned for it to come out, but that happens sometimes.

Challenge #3 was to use orange as the main color.  I LOVE this page and I think it is one of my new favorites.

Sassafrass :Lass papers and things on this page.

and the 4th challenge is to use a "vintage" font on your page.  For this one I used a sketch from ACOT.  And to be honest I am not sure if it is truly vintage or not, but  . . .

Echo Park is used here.

And that is all for today.

Friday, July 15, 2011

July Mini Mania Blog Party

The Lucky Girls have been having a blast creating with our Mid-Summer Mini kit, Beach Babes (and the subscriber extra - Beachy Keen). The bold prints and bright colors are perfect for all those summer pics & projects!

To celebrate the middle of summer, we're having our

July 15-17

Visit each of the Lucky Girls to check out their take on our "mini" challenge - there are some phenomenal projects out there, plus a chance to WIN for one of our Lucky Girl fans (world wide!)

Oh, and did you know it's Christmas in July at Lucky Girl Crafts?
You get a FREE GIFT with any order placed in our store - the bigger your purchase, the more goodies you'll see under your tree in your mail!

And here is my project.  I will be honest I am not a mini album maker, and I am in awe of those who are.  But I did my best.  So be kind, lol.

Wanna win a little summer embellie package, filled with flourishes and bling, flowers & journaling spots and more?!

Simply play along with our blog party and leave a comment on each of the Lucky Girl's party posts to earn your entry! Once you've visited each Lucky Girl, please come back here and tell us what your favorite mini project was in this month's hop.

Store Blog
Ana (you are here.)

Participants must visit & comment on each blog for a chance to win the Blog Party prize. This one's open to Lucky Girls world wide!

For an extra entry, play along with our Mini Mania July Challenge Contest (check out the Store Blog for more deets!)

Happy Summer and I hope you play along.

Friday, July 8, 2011

bella @ five

Bella's 5th birthday was last Saturday and to celebrate her I did this page.  I used Creative Scrappers 163 for it (well more or less, I added the big circle).  Also did it for the ACOT color challenge- to use 4 pastel colors.  So here it is

Pebbles Inc papers

Thursday, July 7, 2011

XOXO new challenge- my girls

The new challenge is up at XOXO and you should definitely check it out.  The Lipsticks really out did themselves this month.

Here is mine,

Used Echo Park Country Drive on this page

Hope you all play along

Friday, July 1, 2011

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Seasons of Change Blog Hop.  If you just popped into my blog, please go back to the beginning and hop from there.  If you came from the lovely and talented  DINAH then you are in the right spot.

My name is Ana and I have been a member of SC for 18 months or so.  I have been on the DT since January and it has been a wonderful experience.  But life has gotten in the way, and I am going to step down.  But I am not going anywhere, I will still be posting and joining in the fun, but just as a member.  

So, that is that, so onto the good stuff.  For this blog hop, we were given this wonderful sketch to work with.

And here is my page,

As always there are some wonderful RAKS involved in this blog hop:

1.  For one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop, they will get the Salt Air Collection from Cosmo Cricket.

2.  For one person who does a layout based on the sketch and posts in the HOP ON section, will receive a $20.00 USD Gift Certificate to

3.  For inviting people to join the group one person will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.

** Colors may vary

4.  One new member over the weekend will receive a mix of alcohol ink goodies from Ranger.

** Colors may vary

And for one person who becomes a follower (or is already a follower) and answers the following question will be eligible to win a RAK from me.

What is your go to scrappy supply?

Now on to the next stop- my lovely scrappy friend, Jackie