Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Are you a Kid at Heart?

If you are- or heck even if you aren't- you definitely need to check out the Lucky Girl Crafts "Kid at Heart" kit for February.

Get it while you can and make sure you come back at the beginning of February to see what I created with it and for the block party. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Nikki Sivils Giveaway

Check it out here.  And if you do post a comment, tell them I sent you. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Lucky Girl Crafts Challenge

Good morning people.  I have not blogged in a while nor I have got to scrap.  I have had one of those weeks- dishwasher is broken (well it is fixed now but not until yesterday evening around 6:10), meetings out the waa-zoo, doctors appointment and now I have strep throat.  So my morning of relaxing and scrapping maybe put on the back burner due to the fact that I feel like poo and I am exhausted. 

So did I come on here to complain and whine, nope not at all.  I wanted to let everyone know that the the new Friday Fun Day Challenge is up.  This is basically an inspiration challenge where you have the chance to win the new February kit (which I already have it is so fun), so please check it out.  You may enter as many times as you like, using any of the project inspiration from January.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Two for Scrapbook Challenges

Here are two new pages I did this week for challenges at Scrapbook Challenges.  First is for a new challenge that I posted today.  SC is now doing a weekly ABC's of Me.  I had the letter "A".  So my challenge to everyone is to do a page about their "attitude."  So here is my page,
Papers are from Jillibean Soup.

Next one is a from a challenge that Jackie posted during the blog hop- to scrap a vintage photo.  So I did one of my parents from their wedding.  I used a sketch from the page maps blog for their current contest.

Here it is,

So there you have it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I am so excited, I am a Lucky Girl with Lucky Girl Crafts kits.  WOO-HOO.  This has been a dream of mine for sometime, to make a kit club.  And I am so so so happy that the dream came true with Lucky Girl Crafts.   

I hope you all check out the store, and the blog and the current challenge. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scrapbook Challenges and one for fun

Good morning all.  I feel like I have been on a bloggie roll lately.  Here is the latest sketch from Scrapbook Challenges and I am also made it for the Paper Variety challenge (snowflakes) and Scrap Attack Scrapbooking (Fancy Pants).

So here it is- Sketch 236
And my page

This was our first (and only) snow this year.  Barely a few inches of light powdery stuff.  But the girls didn't  care, they played outside for about 45 minutes.  They even tried to make snow angels.  

Patterened papers and borders are all Fancy Pants.  Buttons are Recollections, and alphas are Making Memories.  

Now here is a page that I did just to do and used a Creative Scrappers sketch 137 for it .  Bella and I and some preschool friends and their mothers all went to a formal tea at the Westin and watched selections from the Nutcracker.  Before it all started each child got to take a photo with the Sugar Plum Fairy.  Bella was the second in line and was a bit nervous, as you can see from the photo.  I scanned the original and couldn't get the color right, so I just went for black and white.  

I used Webster Pages for this page.   I used my Martha Stewart craft knife to cut all the things out of the papers.  First time I had used it and WOW love it.  I glimmer misted the white cardstock to give it a hint of color.  The ribbon is also misted.   The pearls are Queen and Co and Kaiser Kraft.  

Ok that is all for now I think.  I am fighting another headache so I need to go make my coffee.  Have a great day.

Monday, January 10, 2011

XOXO - A New Perspective

The XOXO Lipstick challenge is up so I need to share my layout with you. Remember the XOXO site is a scraplift site, and there are 27 layouts for you to scraplift and you can play more than once.  So here is mine

I was pleasantly surprised when I got my pics back after the beach to find myself reflected in the aquarium.  So cool.  It is definitely a new perspective for me. 

This month the sponsor is the Sweet Peach Crop Shop and the winner will get the "Second Semester" January kit.  Here is a pic of the prize,

So I  hope you all decide to play along, whether or not you scraplift me. 

My Winners

Ok I have two winners for you all.  For the Seasons of Change Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop winner- well my winner anyway I made a list of everyone who left me a comment with the OLW or if they didn't have one but mentioned that they didn't I added them in.  So the winner is Vicki with this comment,

Vicki said...
Great layout. My word for the year is AMAZING. No matter what the day brings I will look for at least one amazing thing and journal about it.

So Vicki I will try to contact you for your addy, and if you send it to me in time I will mail it out to you on Wednesday.

Secondly, I had a blog candy giveaway a week ago, and I had no way to contact the winner, and I posted in on here and another board where I advertised and still haven't heard.  Well the box is tape up and ready to go, so I had to pick a new winner.  This time the winner is,

gocanucksgo with this comment

Hi Ana! Happy new year =) I'm a new follower and really enjyoing your creations so far! Thanks for doing this fantastic giveaway. Who couldn't use more paper lol. I'm off to post a picture in my side bar. Keep up the amazing work and have a great 2011 =)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Seasons of Change Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Seasons of Change Blog Hop by Scrapbook Challenges. This is the offical blog hop where we welcome our new design team members, say good bye to those who are leaving the team, and see who is returning. At the same time you get to see some fabulous inspiration and get entered to win some fantastic prizes. If you have just popped in please go back and start the blog hop at Pamela's blog. If you are hopping along then you should have come from the fabulous Chanelle's blog.

My name is Ana, I am a stay at home mom to two little girls. I live a few miles outside of Washington DC. I have been a member at SC for over a year now. I just love the community, the sketches and the challenges. This is my second term on the team over there. And I think that this term is just going to rock. So if you haven't joined in over there, now is seriously the time to do it.

Now on to the sketch, my creation, and the RAKs involved in the hop.

The sketch,

And now a word about my layout. Every year I do a word of the year. You know, a word that is supposed to help guide you in the upcoming year. Last year my word was "Acceptance." This year my word is "faith." Lately, I have been questioning a lot of things and have found myself on a journey trying to find my place in the universe. I have been reading a lot and even attending church and exploring my faith. So it seemed like a good fit for faith to be my word.

(this layout uses no paper. the base is actually thin cardboard, the back of a 12 x 12 stack of paper. I used crackle paint on it and then misted it and used brushes of distress paint. the wavy line is thick chipboard from technique tuesday. the top piece is white embossed chipboard (I think it is chipboard, it is not grunge board, I don't think) that I purchased from the Ranger/Tim Holtz booth at GASC in June. I inked it with distress ink and glimmer mist. I wanted this page to be very earthy. and I do love how it turned out. then I printed the journaling on a transparency)

Close up-
So that is my page, now on to the RAKs-there are some that make me drool.

1. For one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop, they will get the new Spring Market collection from Webster's Pages, including chipboard buttons and twine.
2. For one person who does a layout based on the sketch and posts in the HOP ON section, they will get the Be Mine collection from Echo Park Paper Company.
3. For inviting people to join the group, one person will get a collection of adhesive from Helmar.
4. For one new member over the weekend, they will get some new stamps from Unity and Webster's Pages. (image to come soon, we hope)

Now thank you for visiting my page. If you answer the following question in your comment I will enter you to win a party chipboard album from Bo Bunny, with coordinating papers. The question:

What is your word of the year?

So now hop on over to the very talented Holli.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Ok, I had 34 comments so I used for 1 to 34, and spit out number 5. (I would copy and paste like others do but honest to god, I cannot figure out how to do it.)

Anyway, comment number 5 is,
Janet said...

I am a follower! Thank you for a chance to win some awesome goodies!

So Janet email me your addy and I will mail it out on Wednesday.

Have a great day everyone. And I do hope you all will come back and visit me again.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


My Blog Candy Giveaway is still going on. Click Here to enter.

Happy New Year everyone. For the past few years I have made resolution pages and ant-resolution pages. This year I have decided to combine the two into one page. So here it is

Once again I have used Bo Bunny papers and also some Making Memories. The ribbon are all Bo Bunny, the bling is ZVA. The doily (no idea who makes it) was misted with Old Lace Glimmer Mist.

Thanks for looking.