Sunday, November 30, 2008

Scrap Whispers Challenge #9

This week's Scrap Whispers challenge is to scraplift one (or more) of the fabulous design team member layouts. You can check out all of the design team layouts here.

Here is my layout using Georgina's Peppermint Fudge Embellishment kit for the tree and ribbon:

****Make sure to paste a link to this thread if you using my layout to scraplift. I would love to see what you do with it!!!!

Sketchfest II

Awhile back I participated in Creative Scrappers Sketchfest. It was a great week with lots and lots of sketches and prizes. I LOVE sketches!!!! Today kicks off Sketchfest II!!!! Stop over to the Creative Scrappers Forum and check out all the awesome sketches that are lined up for this week. There are also games and prizes award throughout the week. A fun way to jumpstart your creativity!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Last night I actually had a chance to scrap again---during a weeknight!!! Wow!!! I decided to participate in the Creative Scrappers One Hour Sketch challenge. I've done a few of these in the past and they are so fun. Creative Scrappers posts a sketch at 8pm. You have one hour to complete your layout based on the sketch and 15 minutes to upload a picture. One hour is cutting it pretty close for me. I'm a s....ll.....oooo....www scrapper. This doesn't give me much time to ponder things, BUT it helps me stay focused and get it done!

Here's the sketch:Here's my layout:
I used some odds and ends that I had leftover from my November Moments to Remember kit. I'm really excited and happy with how it turned out.

PLUS!!!!! After the challenge is completed a random drawing is done with all the participants for a prize. Guess what??!!!! I WON!!!! Here's what I won: An awesome kit provided by Color Me Daisy. Thank you!!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

December MemoryWorks Express Kit

Merry and Bright, Fun and Whimsical, Rosy cheeks and Snow angels; come and play in the snow with us this month!

Our new December kit has everything you could possibly need to scrapbook these moments worth remembering. From the playful pinks, reds, greens, and blues of the patterned paper and cardstock, to the fanciful page enhancements and embellishments and a festive altered item to complete the project - "Flurry" will help you to bring the magic of the season to all of your holiday pages and projects...

Patterned Paper

{1} 12x12 Be Merry Candy Stripes (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Jack Frost (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Snowball Fun (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Sweet Sprinkles (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Trim the Tree (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Big Flakes (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Red & Green Notebook (Creative Imaginations)
{1} 12x12 Red Die-cut (Creative Imaginations)

Solid Cardstock

{1} 12x12 Blue Yonder (Prism)
{1} 12x 12 Vanilla Creams (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Blush Red (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Rose Light (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Suede Brown Dark (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Spring Willow Medium (Prism)


{1} 12x12 Sheet Be Merry Die-cut Shapes (My Minds Eye)
{1} 6x12 Sheet Bon Bon Loopy Lou Letter Stickers (Doodlebug Designs)
{3} 1x2 Kraft & Red Tickets (Creative Imaginations)
{3} 1 ½ x 2 ¾ Chocolate Tags (Creative Imaginations)
{3} Ladybug Buttons - Assorted Sizes (Doodlebug Designs)
{3} Cupcake Buttons - Assorted Sizes (Doodlebug Designs)
{3} Swimming Pool Buttons - Assorted Sizes (Doodlebug Designs)
{4} Holiday Treats Flowers (Prima)
{1} 12" Red Loops Felt Border (Creative Imaginations)
{1} Yard 5/8" Celery Dot Ribbon
{1} Yard 5/8" Teal Blue Sheer Ribbon
{1} Yard 3/8 Dark Red Two Tone Ribbon
{1} Yard 1/4" Pink Sheer Ribbon

Altered Project

{1} 6x6 Naked Binder with Red Trim (7 Gypsies)
{6} Page Protectors (7 Gypsies)

Bonus Cards

{1} 5.5x8.5 Blue Yonder (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Vanilla Cream (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Blush Red (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Rose Light (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Spring Willow Medium (Prism)
{5} 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

Contact me NOW to find out how you can receive your December MemoryWorks Express kit!!!!

My Beer Nut

A fun layout of my wonderful "Beer Nut" husband at the Iowa Festival of Beers. I used the new Crate Paper: Lemon Grass collection (paper, die cuts, and border)----absolutely LOVED it!!! Isn't that squirrel cute??!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Music Man

My handsome little man all dressed up and ready for his big debut in the Odyssey chorus.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Scrap Whispers Challenge #8

This weeks challenge at Scrap Whispers is to create a layout based on this lovely pillow cushion found on etsy.

Here's my take:

***I also used Georgina's wonderful Peppermint Fudge embellishment kit. Get yours NOW!!!!!

I just returned from a weekend scrapping retreat. I completed 14 layouts!!!! I will be updating my blog often to show you all my creations!!!! Stay tuned!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Peppermint Fudge

My friend Georgina from Scrap Whispers has a very cool embellishment kit for sale on her Etsy Shop--Peppermint Fudge! Stop over and check it out. For only $16 you can get all of the following:

1 x (6x9 inch) sized piece of turquoise felt
1 x (6x9 inch) sized piece of brown felt
1 x Turqouise Dye Ink Pad
11 x strips of different ribbon (as pictured) each approx 23.5 inches in length
1 x turquoise, handstamped journalling tag
1 x light brown, handstamped journalling tag
1 x dark brown, handstamped journalling tag
1 x "snag'em stamps by imaginisce, fairest of them all collection" clear tree stamp (acrylic block required to use this, not supplied)
1 x sparkly turquoise glitter chipboard butterfly
1 x (3.5 x 2.5 inch) artist trading card - blank card ready for your art with details on the back for your information (title, artist, info, no, date etc)
1 x handmade pen, wrapped in ribbon and embellished with fabric, felt, feathers and bling! Makes writing fun!

I can't wait to play with mine!!! I'll post pictures of my creations as soon as possible!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Scrap Whispers: Challenge #6

This week your challenge is to scrap about a "Sticky Situation". This will be open to your interpretation!!

To kick you off - some thoughts to ponder and maybe to spark some ideas:

Someone you meet has their zipper down;
Something stuck in your teeth;
Somone literally got stuck in something;
Someone is wearing something ugly and they asked you how they looked;
Uncomfortable or difficult situations;
How to handle that situation;
Famous family story about how uncle albert was corned by a bear;
Youve eaten something really sticky;

Stop over at the Scrap Whispers blog and check out all the design team layouts.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Scrap Whispers Update!!!!

Scrap Whispers has a new look! Stop over to the Scrap Whispers blog and check it out!

Also, sign-ups for the next Scrap Whispers round #2 is happening RIGHT NOW!!! This is your chance to participate in a super fun challenge. Here's the skinny:

What is Scrap Whispers?

Remember that game you used to play as a kid? Where you secretly whisper a phrase to the next person sat in a circle, who then whispers it to the next person and so on? The last person announces the phrase out loud and this usually results in a completely different phrase than the one you started off with?!

Well, thats basically how scrap whispers works too. Only with scrapbook layouts instead of a phrase!

How Does it work?

Firstly you sign up by sending an email to: with your full name, email address and a link to your blog if you have one. Each game will last for 2 months, after which we will open sign ups again. ---make sure to mention that I (Sarah) sent you!!!!!

You then get allocated to a team of other participants. In your team, you will have a team leader who will be a member of our design team.

Each main whispers challenge runs for 2 months in total and will be co-ordinated by your team leader. It will involve you scraplifting one layout that is passed to you. I start by scraplifing a layout and then I pass it to another member of the team. That person will scraplift my layout and pass it onto someone else in the team and so on.

At the end of the 2 months, team leaders will reveal all their team layouts in one go and you will be able to see the progression as the "whisper" got passed on! Its fascinating to see how the layouts change.

Its great fun to play and its interesting to see the whispers challenge layouts and how they each differ from the next. Plus, you get to make some new friends in your teams!

So----act now and sign up today!!!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Scrap Whispers Challenge #5

I probably should have posted this a few days ago, it is anyway. You still have a few days to complete a layout!

Challenge #5: Fall Into me

In honor of Fall, do a layout with the word "Fall" in the title (or some variation...falling, fell, etc.). Use your imagination. The word "fall" has so many connotations, it can be about literally falling (as in falling down, falling in love) or about the season Fall. Just get creative with it.

Check out what the Scrap Whispers design team has created at the Scrap Whispers Blog!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Moments to Remember November Kit

Check out the new November Moment's to Remember kit! Time to get ready for Christmas!!!! Here are a few things I created with the kit:

"Christmas 07 Mini Album"

"Christmas Planner"
"Together"--6x12 layout