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 on a deck of cards...and the clubs to me looked like small 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 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 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 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.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I *heart* Cosmo Cricket!

Yep....that's right...I can't not throw my hat in the ring for the DT call Cosmo Cricket has going on. I have loved Cosmo from the moment they debuted....from the Wanted Gretel.....Cogsmo......Hello Sunshine (which btw, if you haven't gotten any of this yet, you need to get your hands on is heavenly).....and everything in between. Who wouldn't want to design with their awesome products?
As I started looking through all of my previous work, I realized I had alot using CC products...and I was lucky that Cosmo Cricket was our spotlight manufacturer at ScrapLovers this now I have even more CC layouts completed. So without further ado, here are some projects I would like to highlight....the first 4 of them are the layouts I completed for ScrapLovers.

Once Upon A Time (using the Fleuriste line)

This one has some shine to it IRL....I used Glimmer Mist and Stickles on the crown....I also used a lace doily as a template and sprayed Glimmer Mist over can very subtly see the pattern in the top left of the layout. Other techniques I've used are machine stitching and I punched holes around the word Family to enhance the look of the preprinted stitches.

Earth to Jose (featuring the Cogsmo line)

This one was just plain fun to do.....the little blackboard robot reminded me of a space creature which inspired my title.....and I used the gears to tie in with the "thinking chair" theme (picture the wheels in the brain turning). This also features a small section of one of the new Maya Road sheer sheets.

Warning: Fun Overload (featuring Get Happy and Cogsmo)

This one features hand stitching and I colored the blackboard robot using Cray-Pas.

Shiny Happy People (featuring the Hello Sunshine line)

I was immediately inspired for this layout as soon as I saw the clouds on one of the journaling cards that comes with this line. I doodled the sun's "rays" using a Doodle Genie by Chatterbox.

The remaining projects are all work I've done within the last year or so...and believe it or not I had more, but decided enough was enough.

Joy to the World card (with handmade felt birds)

Believe in Santa

06 in Rewind (using my favorite Cosmo line of all time.....although Hello Sunshine is a close second)

That Motherhood Glow (using a Becky Fleck sketch)

This layout was published in the Scrapbook Trends Fast and Fabulous idea book.

Visions of Sugarplums

Home Sweet Home altered picketfence (fence purchased from Hobby Lobby)

As always thanks for stopping by to look...and happy scrapping!!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Inspire Me Inspire You

So I stumbled upon this new challenge blog this morning called Inspire Me Inspire you....check out the link in my sidebar. Anyways the challenge is to find something in your house or environment and use it as inspiration for a layout. So as I was getting dressed, I realized this belt is an awesome color combination......

and it sparked this layout.......PIECE OF MY HEART.

And on a belated note, I got inspired to make hubby this cute little mini book for Fathers' Day....

Your Heart Is My Home

The pocket on the back cover holds a picture Jose drew of him and daddy.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

I've joined the Sisterhood

I'm excited to say I'm the Sister of the Week over at Sisterhood of Scrap........come check it out! Here is my layout for this week's challenge...

Artist in You

(the black in the star is glitter so this one sparkles in real life)

And of course yesterday was the 15th so I have some new DT reveals and challenges I uploaded.

Here is a layout and altered notebook using Treasured Scrapbooking's June Kit 1.....lots of yummy stuff in the kit this month.

Dogs Days journal

Always a Star in My Book

At ScrapLovers, I issued a sketch challenge based on this layout I did of my hubby.....

For Keeps

My challenge at 2 Croppin' Cousinz this month is to use the color combo of orange, teal, and yellow...I'm really loving these colors lately.

Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

And I'm still enjoying blog hopping......did these two for last week's challenges at The Design Experiment and Sisterhood of Scrap.

In General (challenge was to scrap words you use often)

Can't Wait (challenge was to use a blue/red color scheme)

And lastly, don't forget to check out this Guest Sweetheart call at ScrapLovers....deadline is this Friday..and we would love to see your entry!!

Till next time!!! Happy scrapping!!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Busy Little Scrapper

That's right...I've been one busy little scrapper this past week...staying up till odd hours of the morning...and then getting back up to scrap some more....and I'm loving it......haven't had this much mojo flowin' in awhile......I'm certainly enjoying my summer to say the least.

I finished the remaining challenges in the Addicted Scrappers DT call contest......should hear the results soon (maybe even today). We had to turn a one page sketch courtesy of the Sketch It Out blog into a two page layout. Here's my interpretation....

Rock the Hawk

Next, we had to scrap about our daily's what I came up with.

There is no ROUTINE

And lastly, we had to make a coordinating set of cards (I am so not a card maker)...but here is my love set

I'm participating in the Coconut Showdown at the Coconut is my layout for Round 1....we had to use a stamping/grid's definitely way more simple than my usual style....but I kind of like it....looks much better IRL...


And I've been having lots of fun playing along in some blog challenges that I never get to during the school year.

And I Think To Myself (for Dreamgirls and Scrapping the Music)

Serenity (for Scrapjacked)

One Moment in Time (for One Little Word)

And lastly, a fun little layout I did for a photo swap over at Treasured Scrapbooking...I got to switch with fellow DT member Julie and scrap a photo of her darling granddaughter.

Lil' Fish

I'll have lots more to share after tomorrow......after all of the 15th DT reveals.....until then, happy scrapping and Happy Father's Day weekend!!


Sunday, June 8, 2008

My Constant

Well, obviously one of the constants in my life is are a few layouts I've managed to scrap in the past few days.

This one was for the challenge over at The Design Experiment do a layout about a constant in your life....I was so inspired I managed to finish this layout in about 30 minutes.

My Constant

I also found time to participate in the Sisterhood of Scrap blog challenge this past week- to use one of their sketches. Photos are of my parent's wedding.

I Thee Wed

These next two layouts I did as part of the DT call contest I'm in over at Addicted Scrappers. The first challenge was to do a layout all in brown. I tried a photo technique I saw in an old magazine.....layering the photo to make a portion of it stand out in color...I tried to make it look like mud splats.

No Mud About It

And the next challenge was to scrap a 6x12 first....I actually turned this one into a wall hanging I have up in my scraproom.

The Road Not Taken

And one I did a few weeks ago with this year's Mother's Day photos....just because.

My Darling

And don't forget the Guest Sweetheart call going on at ScrapLovers (see my previous post)....would love to see some of you enter.....and we also have the August GDT call going on at Treasured Scrapbooking....check out the details here.

Thanks for stopping by...and hope you had a great weekend!!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Guest Sweetheart Call for July/August

That's right......we are in need of a July/August Guest Sweetheart to join our team. This time we are going to run a little contest. Create a layout about a hero in yours or someone else's life. You must include a photo of the hero and journaling about why he/she is a hero.

Contest deadline is two weeks from today- Friday, June 20th at 11:59 PST. Upload your creation into your personal member gallery and include a link to it on this thread by the deadline. Entries will be voted on by existing Sweethearts and the winner will be announced no later than Monday, June 23.

Here are the requirements and benefits of a Guest Sweetheart during the 2 month term.

1. Create 4 layouts a month- two to be uploaded on the 5th and two to be uploaded on the 20th (You will receive free product to work with for each of the months.)
2. Issue 1 monthly challenge to the members on the first of the month.
3. Participate in any crops or contests that may take place during your term.
4. Participate on the message board and leaving praise in the gallery.
5. Hosting one technique/stash tutorial during the two month term.
6. Participating in the Question of the Day/Project of the Day duties one week out of your term.

In addition to the free monthly product, you will receive a 20% discount in the ScrapLovers store for the duration of your term. And you will be provided a blinkie to use on your blog, in your siggie, and on other sites as allowed.

Check us out here! Good luck and we look forward to your entries!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cybercrops, chats, and layouts too!

I want to start this post with Treasured Scrapbooking....Treasured Scrapbooking was down for five days due to server issues. The good news is that the site is back up and running. The bad news is that everything has been reset to the last available back up from December, 2007. If you registered after that point, you will need to register again. Leslie is devastated by all of this and is working very hard to get everything reorganized. In the meantime, we have a new BLOG to keep members updated in addition to the forums. And if you are wanting to order one of the AWESOME June kits, please send Leslie an email at

And here are 2 layouts I made using the June kits.

A Cherry On Top (using Kit 2)

You're Doggone Awesome (using Kit 1)

Over at Scrap4Life we are having the "It's A Surprise" Cybercrop this weekend......challenges will be issued at midnight tonight and run through Sunday.......come over and play along if you have time. And check out the yummy Prima packed kit this month....

There is also some festivities going on over at 2 Croppin' Cousinz.....first off we are having a BIG 2 year anniversary crop weekend the last weekend of June.....and to build up to it, we are having Friday Night Chats each Friday this month.....I'm the host for this Friday and we are playing some LIVE Bingo.....winner receives a yummy RAK from me....check out the Bingo words here and come play along. And don't forget the yummy Island kits on sale

.....check out what I made with it in my last post.

And here's a recent layout I did for my ad challenge at ScrapLovers this month...

12 to 12

And be sure to check out all the other awesome challenges that have been issued by the Sweethearts this month.

Lastly, come join me in a few new places I've been hanging out lately....and join the group!!
Scrap For A Cure
Addicted Scrappers
Coconut Scrap Shop.

Have a great Thursday!!