Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Once Upon a Time...

Another layout of me. I know I'm feeling a little selfish. I have to make sure there are layouts of me in the scrapbook too!!

Dreamgirls- Create a layout with this picture as your inspiration. You also must make the layout about YOU + corrugated cardboard must be a part of your layout somewhere. I had a lot of fun working with the corrugated cardboard. This was a first time for me. I painted the cardboard with red and orange paint. I then inked a little pink. To top it off I smeared some brown Stickles all over--to make it sparkle!

Scrappy Girl Designs- May 21st Challenge--Bling it on!! Layout must use bling of some kind. I went kinda crazy with the bling--Stickles on the cardboard, outlining the flowers, and jewels.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

By The Warm Fire

I don't create layouts with non-people photos very often. But, I always seem to take nature photos when we are out and about. I decided to create a layout of my favorite summertime activity--sitting by the campfire.

Sketch This: this layout was based on this sketch-
Scrappy Girl Designs: May 1st Challenge- create a layout using--1 picture, 1 button, 1 flower, 1 photo corner, and 1 piece of patterned paper.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Since I'm not in very many photos, I thought I'd do another layout about me!

Itty Bitty Scrap Shack: this layout is based on this sketch-Scrappy Girl Designs: May 3rd challenge- create a layout using this quote "Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

Moments to Remember: Janet's May challenge- create a layout of featuring "you".

Snapdragons Challenge Blog: create a layout using 4 of 10 different elements. Elements I picked: stamped image ("Genuine"), Clear element ("Me"), Photo of Me, and Metal (brads on flowers).

Can anyone say challenge queen??? Really I just love trying to tie lots of elements together. I've found that it makes for quicker pages. It's also FUN!!! For this one I had a sketch, journaling, topic, and embellishments! Ready, set, go!!!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Finally a new layout to post! This features my son at his first music concert (last year). He had a special part in the program where he got to recite a poem in the microphone. He did an awesome job. We were very proud parents that night!!!

I was super excited to work with the Basic Grey Archaic line of patterned paper and embellishments. I knew that I HAD to have it specifically for this layout. Although I used the dinosaur patterned paper for this layout, there are many other sheets that could be used for various layouts. Very cool funky patterns in great fall-like colors. I LOVE this paper!!!!

Dreamgirls Challenge Blog- create a layout featuring something that you are "proud" of. The layout must include chipboard and a sticker. Lucky for me, the chipboard elements are stickers!!!

Pencil Lines: Sketch #83- this layout was based on this sketch.

Happy Belated Mother's Day

Argh! I'm so behind on my blog! I haven't updated in awhile. Things just seem to get busier and busier here. Is there ever an end to the craziness??? Anyway, I just thought I'd pop in and say Happy Belated Mother's Day to all those mom's out there. Here's a picture of me and my boys on Mother's Day. I hope to post some new creations later this week. I HAVE to get back into a scrappy routine again. I'm itchin'!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Altered Clipboard

I decided to do just ONE more challenge before heading off to bed. I altered this mini clipboard that came with the April MemoryWorks Express Kit. Super cute! I plan to hang this is my scrap space. I can add pictures or sketches, whatever inspires me at the moment.

Birthday Card

I think I'm going to call it quits with the layouts for tonight. Whew! I had a good run going today! The laundry is now calling my name....

Here's a quick birthday card I created! I love having birthday cards on hand. You never know when you will need one in a pinch!

Itty Bitty Scrap Shack: NSD Stripe Card Challenge- create a card with stripes as the main focus.

Moments to Remember
: I created this card using this sketch as a guideline-


I just love this picture I took of my nephew Zach on his first day of daycare. What a cutie!!

Moments to Remember: NSD Challenge #6- choose one layout from the M2R gallery and scraplift your own layout. Here's the layout I picked from the gallery-Itty Bitty Scrap Shack: NSD Product Challenge- create a layout using 2 pieces of patterned paper, buttons, and paint. Since this paper is double sided, I took advantage of both sides. The "Z" is stamped with my foam Pebbles stamps and paint.

Play Ball

Moment's to Remember: NSD Challenge #4- create a layout based on this sketch-Itty Bitty Scrap Shack: NSD 3x3x3 Challenge- create a layout using 3 photos, 3 pieces of patterned paper, and 3 embellishments.

6 Years

I'm ignoring my house duties today and scrapping the day away! Here is a layout I completed of Adam at his 6th birthday party. Supplies used: Cosmo Cricket-Get Happy patterned paper. This was really fun paper to work with. I think I need to get some more!!!

Itty Bitty Scrap Shack: NSD Warm Up Cahllenge #1- create a layout based on this ad

Moments to Remember: layout created using this sketch

Happy Mother's Day

A fun Mother's Day Card!

Itty Bitty Scrap Shack: NSD Polka Dot Challenge---create a card using polka dots!

Moments to Remember: NSD Challenge #1--create a Mother's Day card.

Big Smiles

Just a cute little layout of my nephew Zach giving me some "big smiles".

Moments to Remember: NSD Challenge #5--create a layout using anything sheer or transparent. I love using these cool Hambly transparencies to frame pictures. They add such a cool element to the page--and it's super easy!

Itty Bitty Scrap Shack: NSD Ad Challenge---create a layout based on this ad

Saturday, May 3, 2008

My Boys

I'm on a roll! 2 down today. Hopefully, I can squeeze in one more today in between "stuff".

This is a layout of my 2 boys all dressed up at Aunt Tiffany's wedding. They were both ring bearers. Such the little cuties!

Itty Bitty Scrap Shack: National Scrapbooking Day Warm Up Challenge #2- create a black and white layout with one accent color.

Pencil Lines: Sketch #82


Happy National Scrapbooking Day!!!!! I plan to scrap as much as I can this weekend! I will try to post layouts as I get them completed. Lots of challenges going on this weekend in cyber world.

Here's a layout I completed of my husband telling a story. He is such a storyteller, and he's pretty good at it too. I just love to watch him in action.

-Scrapping the Music: this week's song is "Shine" by Anna Nalick. I've never heard this song before, but I've come to really like it. I thought the lyrics fit great for this photo of Tim shinning in the spotlight.

-Sketch This: I used this week's sketch #48. I love using these sketches. They are a great springboard for a layout.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

May MemoryWorks Express Kit

The May MemoryWorks Express kit has been revealed!!! Here's a glance at what you can find in this "fabulous" kit! Contact me to find out how you can receive this kit!

This month's kit is simply "FABULOUS"! With deep lavish colors of raspberries, browns, pinks and oranges and a divine altered project that will make you sigh.

Plus you'll be amazed by all of the truly delightful page enhancements and embellishments that will add class and sophistication to your Fabulous projects!

A girl should be two things classy and fabulous!

Coco Channel