Monday, June 30, 2008


A layout using the Love, Elsie: Forest line. So much fun to play with!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sentimental Mood

This picture puts you in a "Sentimental Mood". A view from the cabin during vacation on Star Lake, MN.

Scrapping the Music- This week's challenge was a little different. Instead of a top 40 hit, the song this week is "Sentimental Mood" by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. This song doesn't have any lyrics. I grew up listening to a lot of this type of music. For me the song took me to this lake and the calming sense that you feel when you are there.

Sketch This- Layout was inspired by last week's sketch.

Friday, June 27, 2008

July MemoryWorks Express Kit

Star Struck!

Here's the scoop on the July MemoryWorks Express Kit. Lots of fun stuff for all your 4th of July photos! Contact me to get yours today!!!!

Tar Heels Flag Football Team

This was a really easy one to create with the My Mind's Eye Theme set from MemoryWorks. These theme sets are great because they come with everything you need to create a few layouts--4 sheets of double sided cardstock paper, die cuts, journaling card, and one transparency. It really makes your page come together quick!

Here's the theme set I used--My Mind's Eye: Spirit $7.00

Thursday, June 26, 2008

July MemoryWorks Express Kit Sneak Peek!

Looks like another fun one!!!! Contact me to find out how you can get yours!!!

The Perfect Day

This was such a fun layout to put together. I was really excited to start using my June MemoryWorks Express kit. There is some really awesome paper in there! I love the little tree!!

Challenges: (they are old ones, but still fun!!!)
Snapdragons- This was a challenge from earlier this month that I didn't get to. The challenge was to scraplift one of the layouts previously created by the Snapdragons design team. This is the layout that I choose to scraplift by Jennifer.

Scrapping the Music- This is another old challenge from the end of May. The title for this layout was inspired by the song "Perfect Day" by Hoku.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

New Creations!!!

I can't believe it's Wednesday already and I haven't posted any of my new layouts??!!! I had such a good time this past weekend at the retreat. I definitely plan to go back maybe this fall/winter sometime. I completed 18 layouts and 1 altered item!!!! I will try to post one layout each day. Don't forget to stop back for some new inspiration!!!!

This is one of my favorites from the weekend. It's a picture I took of my sister and nephew on her first Mother's Day.

Sketch This- I used this sketch as my base for the layout.

Dreamgirls- The challenge this month was to create a layout with the theme "first time". It also needs to include ribbon and stitching.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Scrapping Retreat!!!!

I'm off tomorrow morning bright and early for a 3 day scrapbooking retreat! I'm sooooo excited! We found a cute retreat house in Des Moines (about 2 hours away) and VERY close to a few scrapping stores. I think there are 10 or 11 of us going. I have lots to do tonight to get ready. Next week I will start posting my completed projects daily. Check back---there will be lots of new creations next week!!!!!

Here's a link to where we will be: Walnut Place Retreat

Friday, June 13, 2008

Flooding Disaster

Please keep the city of Cedar Rapids and the state of Iowa in your thoughts. We are experiencing a serious flooding disaster right now. Our downtown area is almost completely underwater and the water is still rising. Luckily, myself and my family are far enough away from the river that we are not in danger. We are still feeling the effects of it and it will take a long time before our city will recover. Please keep the families and businesses that are in the flooding areas in your thoughts.

Here are a few photos of what is happening:

This is a shot of our government offices. The 3 lines in the water are bridges that are now underwater.
This is a shot of some residential areas.
A photo of part of downtown--the library and science station.
A street downtown.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Big News!!!!!!

I am super excited to announce that yesterday I was selected to be on the design team at Moments to Remember!!! I am really, really thrilled to be a part of this team. The Moments to Remember message board is always hopping with tons of games, conversation, and (my favorite) challenges.! There is some amazing talent in the gallery. Monthly kits are available starting the first day of each month. I've received 2 of them in the past few months and they are awesome!!!! Jam packed with tons of the latest products. Come on over and check it out! I officially start my design team duties on July 1st. Come cheer me on!!!!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

On the Go!!!

This is all Dylan! "On the go" is an understatement! I used a few new fun goodies from the new MemoryWorks catalog for this layout---Signo White Pen (this is the BEST white pen I have laid my hands on!!! I love it!!!) and Daisy D's Rub-on Tape (This was super easy to use and looks great. I plan to purchase a few more of these in the future.)

Scrapjacked Challenge Blog- I used this layout as my inspiration.Random Chaos Challenge Blog- This challenge was to use the following elements in your layout---hand stitching, scallops, chipboard letters, and a heart.

Moments to Remember- Holly's June challenge on the message board is to create a layout with the following elements---paint, distressing, doodle, and bling.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Lost in the Moment

I'm finally back into the swing of things!!! It felt sooooo good to get back into my scrap "closet" and create again. I printed up 60+ pictures, did some searching through online galleries, and stopped in at the local scrapbooking store and FINALLY found my motivation again. But, I'm back and I already starting another layout!

Scrapping the Music: This week's song is "Lost in this Moment" by Big and Rich. Although the song has a big wedding theme to it, I thought this picture was perfect for this title. I know this picture will be treasured by my family for many many years to come.

Random Chaos: This is a new challenge blog for me. During my "break" I found a few more challenge blogs to help get me up and scrapping! This week's challenge is to create a layout using shaped cardstock or patterned paper somewhere in the layout. I just love all the new shapped paper available right now. For this layout I used a piece of Jenni Bowlin shapped paper.

Sketch This: I used this sketch as my motivation for the layout-

Moments to Remember: Cheryl's June challenge is to use a transparency somewhere in the layout. I used a Heidi Swapp clear butterfly to accent this page. I attached the butterfly with a jewel brad.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

June MemoryWorks Express Kit

Details for the June MemoryWorks Express kit have been released!! Contact me to find out how you can get your hands on one!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

No time!

I'm so sorry about slacking off on my blog. I haven't had much time lately to scrap! It's barely summer and already we've been crazy busy! Can you believe that I haven't done any scrapping in almost 2 weeks?! I did clean up my scrap area and organize things--does that count? June 20th I am leaving for a 3 day scrapping retreat. I'm sure I'll have a few things to post before that, but I will have LOTS to post afterward! Stay tuned while I find my mojo again!