Sunday, May 31, 2009

Scrap Whispers Challenge #30

This week at Scrap Whispers we would like you to create a layout or card using the colors orange and pink. These colors look great together and really invoke feelings of summer - you might even want to use this photo as inspiration:

Here's what I created:

The next round of Scrap Whispers is coming up. Email Georgina to join in!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

June MemoryWorks Express Kit

June 2009 "Sweet Celebrations" Kit contents:

Patterned Paper
{1} 12x12 Sweet Shoppe - Fruity Twist (Collage Press)
{1} 12x12 Sweet Shoppe - Yum! Twist (Collage Press)
{1} 12x12 Sweet Shoppe - Cupcake Twist (Collage Press)
{1} 12x12 Sweet Shoppe - Crafting Strips (Collage Press)
{1} 12x12 Dollop - Ledge Die Cut (Collage Press)
{1} 12x12 Girl Friday - Sunday (Cosmo Cricket)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Sugar Cream (Prism)
{1} 12x 12 Vibrant Pink (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Papaya Puree Medium (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Spring Willow Medium (Prism)

{1} 12x12 Sweet Shoppe - Die Cut Rings (Collage Press)
{1} 6x12 Orange Crush Alphabet Stickers (Pink Paisley)
{1} 5x7 Birthday Bingo Card (Jenni Bowlin)
{4} Office Chipboard Buttons - Assorted Sizes (Jenni Bowlin)
{1} Cupcake Bling It (BasicGrey)
{9} Celebrate Chipboard - Assorted Styles (Maya Road)
{2} Brown & Cream -Ticket Sheers - Assorted Styles (Maya Road)
{1} 2x3.5 Canvas Tag - Together (Prima)
{1} 2x3 Canvas Tab - Time (Prima)
{4} Artistry Flowers - Assorted Sizes (Prima)
{1} 12" Brown Grosgrain Ric Rac Ribbon 1" (May Arts)
{1} 18" Pink Checked 3/8" Ribbon (May Arts)
{1} 18" Orange Cream Dot 7/8" Ribbon (May Arts)

Bonus Cards
{1} 5.5x8.5 Sugar Cream (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Vibrant Pink (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Papaya Puree Medium (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Spring Willow Medium (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Suede Brown Dark (Prism)
{5} 5 3/4x4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

****You can purchase this kit for just $29.95 (+ shipping). Contact me if you would like to purchase this kit!!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Team 2 ROCKS!!!

I'm so proud of my team during the last round of Scrap Whispers!!! We WON!!!!! So cool to be on the winning team. Everyone will receive an awesome RAK!

Sign ups for the next round of Scrap Whispers is on right now! Stop over to the forum to sign up! Only one layout is required.

Here are all the team's layouts--Enjoy!:

Monday, May 25, 2009

Design Team Calls!!

Looking for a fun place to chat, share ideas, inspire others, and have fun??!!! I have 2 new opportunities for you!

#1--It is time for Moments to Remember (M2R) to add a few new ladies to our Design Team!

We are looking for enthusiastic, fun, chatty, talented, & committed scrappers. We are open to your fresh ideas and energy to take our friendly site up a notch. :) Please include a paragraph or 2 on why you are interested in joining our team and what you can offer. Two of the specific requirements we have open will be help with our 2x monthly newsletter and also managing our blog.

Submissions will be taken from: May 23 - June 15th, 2009
Design Team members will be notified no later June 17th, 2009 via email. Be ready to transition with our current team during the remaining month of June and officially start your position July 1st, 2009.

You will be required to upload layouts for the July kit by July 1, 2009 for the reveal of our kit.

This will be a 6 month term ending December 31st.

Please include in your email:
Name, address, phone number,
link to
your blog (if you have one)
and any online galleries that display the scope of your work.

Please submit: 3 layouts, any size and 1 altered project to Robin at Please put "Design Team" in the subject line.

**Please also send a paragraph or 2 of why you would like to be chosen for the DT.

Participation on the M2R message board and gallery is strongly encouraged along with the submission.
We would love to get the chance to get to know those applying for the

Design Team Requirements:

The Design Team will be required to complete: At least 3-4 layouts and
either one altered project or a card each month.
Participation on our Message Boards and in our galleries is a MUST.

This includes posting on the boards, leaving comments in the gallery,
posting challenges/questions, moderating at least 1 thread on our forum and most important...encouraging others!

There will be a Design Team monthly rotation for hosting challenges,
teaching classes (a how-to for an altered project or layout), submitting how-to articles for the Moments To Remember newsletter.

We are also looking for Design Team members who would be willing to take on the responsibility of managing the Moments To Remember Blog
( and help with the construction of the Moments to Remember newsletter. Please indicate in your application if you would be willing to help with these duties.

We are looking for design team members who fit into our friendly and encouraging community and are interested in helping us GROW and add new members to the site! We would prefer that you are on only 1 other DT, other than M2R so that you can be 100% committed.

We would love to have you apply and look forward to hearing from you!

**no international at this time.**

#2--Would you like to be on the Design Team for the Scrap Whispers Challenge Blog?

We are looking for one more Design Team Member to join our established team. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, talented, punctual, committed and inspiring. You need not have any DT experience but if you do, thats a bonus. We do however ask that you are not on more than one DT currently.

Your responsibilities will include:

- Participating in weekly challenges
- Responsible for getting involved in and becoming an integral part of our forum
- Leaving messages and words of encouragement in both our gallery and on peoples blogs
- Running a team of approx 6 people, organizing them in the main whisper challenges and keeping them on track to meeting the final deadline.
- Meeting all deadlines set for weekly challenges
- Participating in any online crops or activities
- Setting one weekly challenge on the blog throughout your term

What you will need

- Drive and enthusiasm
- Creative Flair
- Willingness to learn and to teach others
- Strong team working skills
- Your own blog

What you will receive
As we are a fun challenge blog, we are not funded by any stores and seek sponsorship to provide prizes when we can - therefore we cannot provide monthly scrapbook supplies to you. We can however provide the following:

- A welcome scrapwhispers RAK consisting of a collection of different scrapbook supplies
- Increased traffic to your own blog
- The opportunity to develop yourself
- The chance to become part of a great community of like minded scrappers!

How to apply

Please email the following to (please put Design Team in the subject line)

- Your name and location
- A paragraph as to why you would like to be part of our team and what you can offer
- 3 of your most recent layouts or projects
- A link to your blog and any other online galleries you have
- Details of which scrapbooking forums you belong
- Any other information you feel relevant - such as links to resumes's etc

Submissions are being taken from now up until 12th June 2009 and the successful DT member will be notified soon after. The candidate will be selected by the current Design Team.

We do accept international applicants, so wherever you are in the world we want to hear from you.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

June M2R Sneek!!!!

Anyone ready for a sneak peek at the June Moments to Remember kit???!!!! You know I can't keep secrets so here's a look at all the patterned paper in the kit. Lots of blues and oranges!!! Gotta love Basic Grey!

Pre-orders are being taken right now!!!! Let me know if you would like to pre-order a kit for just $23!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wild Side

National Scrapbooking Day Week #3 challenges at Moments to Remember are up and ready to go!!! This week we are traveling to Africa and Australia.

This week I'm going to take you on a safari tour through Africa. Here we will meet all sorts of wild animals. My challenge for you this week is to create a layout using animal print somewhere on the layout.

For my example I used animal print letters in the title and also some REAL animal print in the photos.Stop over to the Moments to Remember forum to see what the other DT members have for you!! Can't wait to see your "wild" layouts!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Dylan!!!

My baby boy is 6 today!!!!!
Happy Birthday Dylan (Captain Underpants)!!!!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Basic Grey Summer Release!

I was so excited yesterday when I saw this on Facebook--Ohhhh!!!! New Basic Grey on it's way! I can't wait to see it!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

May 12th Photos

Yesterday was the 12th, so you know what that means.....picture time! I spent the day whole day with my camera right at my side. Ready to take pictures of everything. Here are my favorite 12 photos of the day.

Dylan enjoys some cereal to start his day!

"The girls" swinging on the new playground!

English Muffin Pizzas for lunch....mmmmmm!
My poor baby is home early from school sick.
Playing with baby Eli--isn't he cute?!
Day 1 of a new book.
Adam practices some new hockey skills outside.
Homework time!
Dyaln's still feeling under the weather.
Jack running in the rain!
Daddy takes advantage of Dylan being sick and plays Dylan's DS.
Adam (with a mouth full of carrots) and Mommy goofing off.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Post Mother's Day!

A few shots of me with my boys on Mother's Day.

Adam's looking especially excited in this one. Oh, the life with an 8 year old boy....
And then we decided to do a silly one.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Challenge #28: Double Jeopardy

Scrap Whispers Challenge #28 is slightly unusual. We want you to split your page in two and create one layout but with 2 different sides to it. So for example - heaven and hell (white and angelic side v red and black side); sunshine and darkness; ying and yang; red and blue on one side, yellow and green on the other; maybe soccer or football team supporters; a little girl who loves all things barbie and pink but who also loves rock concerts or cars; different seasons....etc, etc. The possibilities are a plenty!

I didn't quite split my page in half, but instead decided to take this challenge and put more of it in the journaling. Here's my take:

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Goofy Goggles

During the month of May Moments to Remember is hosting a "Around the World" celebration. Instead of just having one day to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day we thought we should make it a month long event! Each week the design team members are posting challenges that will have you traveling the world. Last week we traveled through North and South America. This week we are taking our voyage to the other side of the world to the far east.

This week I am taking you to India! For my challenge I want you to create a layout using the bright vibrant colors you will find in the Indian spices. Lots of oranges and reds!

Here is my example:

Stop of to the Moments to Remember forum to see the other design team member challenges. I can't wait to see your "spicy" layouts!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

NSBD Whisper Challenge

Today is National Scrapbooking Day!!!!!!! There's only one way to celebrate and that's to scrap the day away!!!

The design team members at Scrap Whispers decided to do a little blog hopping in honor of this super awesome day! Some of you may have stumbled upon my blog by way of Telah--a big shout out to Telah!!! Thanks sweetie! If not, you can check out all the details of our ubber cool blog hop by stopping over to the Scrap Whispers blog for more details.

Here's a layout I completed a while back, but thought I'd bring it back out for this special occasion. I run a childcare business in my home so my kids have been around lots of babies over the past 4 years. My son Dylan is awesome with babies! He's loves being goofy and who better to entertain than a baby! I like to call him the "baby whisperer".

Alright ladies---thanks for checking out my blog! Make sure to sign on to be a follower. This past month I've been a bad, bad blogger, but normally I will blog almost daily! I love sharing my creations and chatting about scrappy "stuff". Every once in awhile I'll even send out some RAK's!!!! What the heck---anyone who leaves a comment and signs on as a follower to my blog (if you aren't already!!!) will be eligible for a super duper RAK from me!!! After all, it is NSD---let's live it up!

Time to hop on over to Karry's blog and see what she's got up her sleeves.......Oh, and if you're wondering what all the crazy bold letters are----well, it's all part of the Scrap Whispers blog hop (hint, hint). Happy scrappy day!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Springtime Cheer

I am so excited to announce my very first Moments to Remember kit!!!!! From the paper selection to all the embellishments--I hand picked each item in this kit to get you in the mood for SPRING!!!

These kits are already going like hot cakes! If you would like to order one head over to the Moments to Remember store NOW!

Kit Contents

Patterned Paper (all from the My Mind's Eye: Penny Lane Feeling Groovy line)--2 sheets of each (double sided)
My Mind's Eye "Blue Sky" Forget Me Not
"Life, I Love You" Lovely Circles
"No Worries" Content Circles
"Pure Joy" Pure Posies
"Pure Joy" Happy Stripe
"Uniquely You" Special Swirls
"Life, I Love You" Love Birds--1 sheet

My Mind's Eye "Pure Joy" Die Cut
My Mind's Eye "Pure Joy" Large Accessories
Making Memories Tiny Alphabet Stickers
Journaling Block (assorted colors and styles)
9 Crystal Brads (assorted colors and sizes)
1/2 yard Green Felt Border
1/2 yard Green Felt Ric Rac
1/2 yard Green Beaded Wire
Large White Flower
7 Small Flowers (assorted colors and sizes)
2 Tim Holtz Tickets

Here's what I created with just a portion of the kit (more to come!!):

"My Sunshine"

"Too Many Wishes"

"It's All About Family"