Tuesday, December 30, 2008

ScrapLovers December Reveals

Used up some of my stash I've purchased from the ScrapLovers store over the past few months for these.

Ocean Vacation featuring Making Memories Passport collection

Go Jump In A Lake featuring Cosmo Cricket's Mr. Campy collection

and Holiday Daily Grind featuring a hodge podge from Fancy Pants, Jenni Bowlin, and Maya Road

And I finally managed to complete this layout for the 12 Days of Christmas challenge I issued at both ScrapLovers and TS....took me 2 weeks to complete....must have been more challenging than I thought

Beauty Queen

More scrapping to do before the new year hits......thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

All I Want for Christmas.....

Just a quick post to show off this fun layout I did for the last Scrapping the Music challenge for the year!!!! Loved cutting into this fun new Sass Lass I got.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Getting closer......

to Christmas that is....which means we're getting closer to Christmas Break....only 4 more days!!!!!

Thought I would share with you some creations I've uploaded for the 15th of the month.

Here are 2 more creations with the fabulous kits at Treasured Scrapbooking this month......and come join us this Thursday (December 18) at 8 PM Eastern Standard Time for a LIVE chat with the JENNI BOWLIN!!!!

Still My Hero

Memories Box

I completed this layout for last week's challenge at Scrapping the Music blog...unfortunately I missed the deadline....so instead I have issued a challenge over at ScrapLovers to use a holiday song title or lyric to scrap a non-holiday photo......come join us and check out all of the other awesome monthly challenges.......and we are looking for 4 new Sweethearts to join our design team.....check out the details here.....you still have a few days to send in an entry!!!!!

Made Aware 2 Care

And to leave you with a warm feeling on this blustery cold day in much of the country....here are some recent layouts I've done using pics from our recent trip to the beach....where it was nice and sunny and beautiful!!!

Surfer Crossing

Our Escape

Beach Memories

Sand Castles

Come stop by and see me at 2 Croppin' Cousinz as the DT presents the 12 Days of Christmas with a new project sheet being unveiled each day!!!

ttfn and happy scrapping!!!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

In My Life....

I love you more.....that was this week's lyric challenge at Scrapping the Music.....and it was the only layout I managed to complete this week.....but I love the way it turned out!!!

I Love You More

Can't wait to see what the next challenge will be....if you've never checked them out....check out the link on my sidebar!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

I've decided.....

that I must get this blog up and going again.....no better day to start than the first of a new month. I've been scrapping away over my 5 day holiday break.....so without further ado.......here are some new creations of mine.

The December kit from 2 Croppin' Cousinz this month features the holiday line from Bo Bunny.....very well put together kit....and would be excellent for the upcoming holiday photos I'm sure you will be snapping....check it out here.

And here's what I did with it.....

Making Spirits Bright

Good To Have You Home

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

You Are the Gift (an altered clothespin)

And Leslie has outdone herself with this month's Treasured Scrapbooking's kit.....both of which feature new Jenni Bowlin amongst many other goodies.....check the new December kits out here.

And my first layout I did using a mixture of both kits....


And don't forget to check out the sketch gallery at TS....with new sketches posted the first of every month.

I've also been having fun participating in the challenges over at Scrapping the Music- see my sidebar for a link- and if you complete a challenge this week your name will go in a drawing to win a November kit from 2 Croppin' Cousinz.....another must have.

Here's my two layouts for the past two weeks.....

Just a Girl

My 5 o'clock World

Off to work now.......but hope to post some more stuff I've been working on later this week....and keep to a regular posting schedule again.....as always thanks for stopping by and happy scrapping!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Scrap4Life Reveal

This month at Scrap4Life, we were lucky to get to work with Scenic Route's new Sonoma collection.......which is full of deep, rich colors and gorgeous patterns. Here is a heritage page I completed with a photo of my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary taken about 25 years ago.

50 Years

And here's a layout where I mixed the Sonoma with some Basic Grey Recess.....the challenge here was to use song lyrics as the journaling....so I chose Trace Adkin's song You're Gonna Miss This.....if you haven't heard this song yet, it is awesome.

You're Gonna Miss This

And for Round 2 in the So You Think You Scrap contest at Scrap for a Cure, we had to lift a DT member.....so I chose to lift this one by Danielle......and here's my version

Who's a funny boy?

Now to wait and see if I make it to the final round. Nothing more to share today....hope to get to more scrapping this weekend.....have a great rest of the week!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

It's About Time

Well......it's about time I got back into blogdom........things are slowly (and I mean slowly) beginning to settle in our world.......and very soon I should be getting my own scraproom again which should really boost my creativity and productivity.

Check out the Vintage Moon in this month's kit 1 from Treasured Scrapbooking.

And Kit 2 is just as awesome with new Dream Street and Pink Paislee in it. Here is my first layout for the month.....

Leaf Monster

Did this layout for a sketch challenge over at ScrapLovers this month....

A Princess Can Have Her Cake

And completed this one for my monthly challenge at TS and Scrap4Life.....

I'm One Today

On a fun note, check out these exclusive stamps at 2 Croppin' Cousinz this month designed by yours truly....

And last, but certainly not least, since this layout was what broke me out of the creative slump I've been in the last two months.......I did this as part of the So You Think You Can Scrap contest going on over at Scrap for a Cure.

The Night Time Stood Still

Journaling reads- and you flew away home, we could have neer prepared for. A phone call we would have never thought to receive this soon...with the news that the lifeblood of this family was gone. From that moment on, all our lives were forever changed. And an inner strength would prevail. It's been almost two months...filled with many trying moments, much sorrow, and the beginning of the rebuilding process. One thing is certain, we will go on because you taught us well and we were all blessed to have known you. Tere is no doubt that you have received your wings and that we have a guardian angel watching from above.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

A little late.....

but better late, than never. Well, for those of you that know me, we've had a rough week, but I am finally finding time to post all of my July 1st creations.

As always, Treasured Scrapbooking's kit is chock full of stuff this month.

Here is one layout I managed to get done.......with lots more planned as soon as time allows.

This Green Machine

2 Croppin' Cousinz's kit this month features Tinkering Ink.....lots of bold color and design.

Sensible Woman

Bathing Beauties

Always Wear a Smile

And for this altered item, I used an old packaging box and turned it into a mini standup frame.

Now on to Scrap4Life's July kit which was FULL of GCD Studios....a paper company I had never worked with.....but take my word for it, they are yummy.

Here is the kit.

And here are all of my creations.

Happy Birthday America

Star Encounter

Made in the USA

July Card Set

4th of July wall hanging

And I even managed to squeeze in a layout for the last DreamGirls challenge......

First Time Mom

and a layout for the Paper Trunk one year birthday bash.


I'd say June was a pretty good scrappy month!!! Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

At It Again

Well, I took a few days off from scrapping....but not for long. I've been at it again.....working on some fun blog challenges and lots of DT work to be revealed on Tuesday. Thought I would share a few that I can.

Did this one for the song title challenge over at The Design Experiment....if you haven't checked out their blog challenges yet, I encourage you to do so.....this is the third one I've participated in and have found each one to be so inspiring.

Every New Beginning

And I managed to complete every challenge so far this month at Sisterhood of Scrap (hmm......d'ya think I might want to win that CMK kit). This week's challenge was to use a favorite TV show or movie as inspiration for a layout. I used one of my favorite shows as a kid....never missed an episode of Family Ties.

Family Ties

This week's song at Scrapping the Music was a jazz instrumental by Duke Ellington called Sentimental Mood. As soon as I heard I knew exactly what I would scrap- a photo of my grandparents. So this was entry for this week...

Sentimental Mood
(hidden journaling talks about how I wished I had known them longer)

And last one for now is for the Coconut Scrap Showdown. This week's challenge was to be creative....use a new technique or come up with a new use for a product. I struggled all week with what to do for this one.....and I happened upon it by chance. I was working on this western layout and I accidentally got some glue on it in a place I didn't want it. I went to erase it with a gum eraser and the paper started smudging off leaving it with a worn rawhide look. So I went with it. I also used an old piece of corduroy I roughened up by scraping it on the sidewalk as a photo corner. I used some old twine from a tag to make the lasso. And as I was sifting through my stash I came upon this set of chipboard that has diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs...like on a deck of cards...and the clubs to me looked like small trees.....so there you have it for my new technique and new use of product.

Oklahoma Rising

Well, now I'm off for another scrappy day.....lots more to work on......happy scrapping to you and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Well, I am so happy I found the time to complete the Colorstory challenge this month......it was ultra inspiring. I had lots of fun with Glimmer Mist on this one.....using a paper lace placement as a mask to enhance my background paper...I even have an actual piece of the placement on the far right of my layout....I also had fun painting my chipboard letters teal and then sponging over them with vintage white.....and check out these cool teal butterflies I picked up at the Coconut ScrapShop.....I'm very pleased with this one and enjoyed doing it.

Perfect Day

Now here's hoping it will kick start my mojo.....so I can start on some DT work tomorrow.....good night.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

26, 3, 1

Wow.....amazing how much scrapping one can get done during summer vacation.....that's right, so far in June I've done 26 layouts, 3 cards, and 1 mini book. And I still have a full week of scrapping ahead of me.....at least I know to enjoy it now because come August it will go back to limited scrapping.

Here are a few new layouts in the past few days. Did this first one for the Design Experiment blog challenge to scrap your moods for a week.


Completed this one for the second challenge in the Coconut Scrapshop Showdown....challenge was to scrap a layout about ourself using pink and bling.

How You See Me

And lastly, I did this two pager for a monthly challenge Marcie issued at 2 Croppin' Cousinz- the challenge was to use ribbon or felt across the length of both pages.

Cool Skies

Hoping to get my scrap groove on tonight and start digging into some kits I have to work with...until next time.