Saturday, January 31, 2009

Moments to Remember Feb. Sneak Peek!

Tomorrow is the big reveal of the February Moments to Remember kit!!! I've been busy this week completing lots of fun layouts with this kit. I think it's my favorite one yet!!! Make sure to stop over tomorrow and see the kit and what I've created with it.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Mon Ame Memories Super Bowl Crop

I want to invite everyone over to Mon Ame Memories this weekend for a fun online crop! Here's what was posted on the forum:

The Design team will be hosting challenges starting Friday, Jan 30th - Feb 1st. These challenges will range from easy to difficult. Some will be timed and some will be due Sunday by midnight. We will do a draw at the end of the crop for: The Grand Prize **Depending on the challenge or game you can win small prizes for those activities!!!** The Crop is based on: Crop Hours (Central Time) Friday 6pm - 12 mid Saturday 10am - 12 mid Sunday 10am - 8pm

Inspiration, scrap chat, and prizes!!!! I'm off to a Friday night crop tonight, but will be ready to go tomorrow. Make sure to mention that I sent you over!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Snowflake Cousins

This is such a simple layout, but I really love it! The big snowflake is a Basic Grey chipboard snowflake covered with a little Pebbles, Inc paint and topped with some Stickles. My inspiration came from this sketch from So Sketchy posted back in December.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Mr. Potter

Another layout from Halloween. My little Harry Potter. Doesn't he look just like Harry Potter??!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

February MemoryWorks Express Kit

February 2009 MemoryWorks "Cherry Chocolate" Kit

Details for the February MemoryWorks Express Kit are here!!!!! Looks like a "yummy" one! Contact me for details on how you can order your kit TODAY!!!!

Here's what you will get:
Patterned Paper

{1} 12x12 Bittersweet - Rocky Road (Basic Grey)
{1} 12x12 Bittersweet - Praline (Basic Grey)
{1} 12x12 Bittersweet - Cherry Cordial (Basic Grey)
{1} 12x12 Bittersweet - Raspberry Cream (Basic Grey)
{1} 12x12 Bittersweet - Mousse (Basic Grey)
{1} 12x12 Lil Girl - Pretty Coat Print (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Creative Café - Red Die-cut Paper (Creative Imaginations)
{1} 12x12 Pink Office Supplied - Assorted Designs (Imagination Project)

Solid Cardstock
{1} 12x12 Blush Red Dark (Prism)

{1} 12x 12 Tawny Light (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Crabapple Light (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Suede Brown Dark (Prism)

{1} 6x12 97% Complete Journal Sticker - Love (7 Gypsies)

{2} XL Pink Swirl Photo Corners (Heidi Swapp)
{4} 4.75 x 6.75 Pink Dots - Foto Folders (Heidi Swapp)
{1} Package Chipboard Exclamations - Pink (Heidi Swapp)
{1} 5x7 Package Self-Adhesive She Chipboard Letters - Brown (Heidi Swapp)
{6} 4.5" Large Florals - Dark Pink (Heidi Swapp)
{1} 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 Love Letters - Tiny Alphas (Making Memories)
{2} Rouge Spiral Book Pages (Making Memories)
{2} Mocha Spiral Book Pages (Making Memories)
{24} Pink Self Adhesive Gems - Assorted Sizes (Creative Imaginations)
{1} 12" Strip Brown Felt Flowers (Creative Imaginations)
{1} Yard 5/8" Pink & Brown Dot Ribbon (May Arts)

Bonus Mini-Cards
{1} 4x6 Blush Red Dark (Prism)

{1} 4x6 Tawny Light (Prism)
{1} 4x6 Crabapple Light (Prism)
{1} 4x6 Suede Brown Dark (Prism)
{1} 4x6 Birchtone Medium (Prism)
{1} 4x6 Bonus Card - Color Varies (Prism)
{6} 5 x 3 1/2 Natural Envelopes

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Monday, January 26, 2009

What's Your Power?

Harry Potter vs. Clone Storm Tropper......."What's Your Power?"

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Scrap Whispers Challenge #14

How many times have you found yourself with scrappers block when it comes to creating a title for your layout? Personally I think it is the most difficult thing to do. I recently discovered however, a library of titles sitting right there in front of me..... in my music collection!! Your challenge this week therefore is to check out your I-pod or CD shelf and really take time to look at the names of the songs, the name of the albums and the artists. Choose one of these song names to create a title for a layout !

I choose to scrap about one of my favorite songs--"Waste" by Phish. Stop over to the Scrap Whispers Blog to see more examples from the other design team members.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I Am Green Today

This week's song at Scrapping the Music is fun song--"Colors" by Kira Willey. I just HAD to scrap these photos of Dylan at Christmas in his new Hulk attire. Perfect for this song!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pictures of You and Me

I just love this fun picture of me and Dylan!

Scrapping the Music: The title came from last week's song Pictures of You by The Last Goodnight. I just love this song!!
Sketch This: The sketch was posted way back in October.
***I also added my own personal little challenge to this layout. This was the last layout I completed at the retreat last weekend. My ride was leaving in 1/2 hour and I had just finished a layout. Instead of packing up I decided to challenge myself to complete a layout within the 1/2 hour time frame. Wow! It was a whirlwind 1/2 hour!!! My layouts usually take me an hour (or so...). It's a simple layout, but I love the results!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


I just wanted to take this moment to say how deeply saddened I was to hear about the loss of a very loved online scrapping friend--Janice Nielson. She frequented many different scrapping message boards and was always a very kind person. She was a member of my team for this round of Scrap Whispers. Her layouts are filled with fun photos of her family. She will be missed.

These are her daughter's words:

My mother passed away earlier today. She was getting dressed and she fell. I know that she loved all of you very, very much and I thought that you all should know this. I'll post later with funeral arrangements, should any of you care to know. Love, Rachel

Snow Much Fun

This is my FAVORITE layout that I completed on my scrapping retreat! This was my very first attempt ever at machine stitching on a layout. I know---craziness! Machine stitching has been popular for awhile now, but I was too afraid to do it (not to mention not knowing how to sew!!!).

I used this sketch from Creative Scrappers.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Driveway Duty

I just had to take a few shots of Tim cleaning the driveway off---again! This has become quite his obsession this winter, to keep the driveway clean.

I followed the January sketch posted on the Moments to Remember forum by Lyn.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Center Stage

A few photos from my little music man during his duet during the 2nd grade music program.

I decided to start raiding my stash of old paper to get ready for all the new products coming up!! Funny story about this layout....Since I'm using up my supplies, I didn't buy a whole lot before going on this retreat. I had these Thickers that I really wanted to use for this layout but I was missing e's in both sets of stickers. So, I decided to get creative. The "E" before the "R" is actually an "F" and a piece from another letter. The "e" in stage is a "c" with a piece of another sticker. :)

I used this sketch from So Sketchy as my inspiration.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I'm so excited to share some new layouts with you!!!! I attended a scrapping retreat this weekend and completed 15 layouts----whooo hooo!!!! I will post one layout a day, so stop back again tomorrow.This is one of my favorite layouts from the weekend. I always forget to print pictures in black and white, but I really love how they look. I especially love how they look in this layout against the red background. I added one photo in color to pop out from the rest--our silly picture!

One Little Word- this weeks word is "Embrace". This became part of my title for this layout--"Embrace these moments".
Inspired Blueprints- I used this sketch as my inspiration for this layout.

Fabby Blog Award

I have been tagged!! I don't usually participate in these, but I thought this was a fun one, so I'm going to play along. Thanks Chelsey!!!

I need to name 5 addictions:

1. Scrapbooking Retreats
2. e-mail
3. Diet Coke
4. Reality tv
5. Making lists!

And 5 people to pass the fabby award on to:
1. Mel

2. Mara

3. Beth

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Scrap Whispers---Challenge #13: Show us your handwriting

January 23rd is National Handwriting Day (apparently because this was John Hancock's birthday). So for this week's challenge, we want you to show us your handwriting on your layouts! Maybe you have a certain picture that you have a lot to say about or something important to you that needs to be journaled. We just want to see your handwriting on this layout.

Stop over to the Scrap Whispers blog to see what the other design team members created. Enter your layout by midnight Saturday to be entered into a drawing for Basic Grey Bittersweet collection pack.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Feb. MemoryWorks Sneak Peak

February 2009 "Cherry Chocolate"
Chocolate is a girl's best friend!

Sweet and tempting! Smooth and delicious...You'll find our new February MemoryWorks Express kit simply irresistible!

You'll be smitten with the romantic reds, playful pinks, and pure whites in the patterned paper will make your heart skip a beat! Plus, add all of the luscious embellishments to create delicous Valentines, layouts, and projects for the season of love!


ghostgirl ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley

My review

rating: 2 of 5 stars
This book was about as I expected--nothing spectacular, average teen book. I would have loved this book if I was 13. Loved the design and look of the book. Loved the quotes and references to music throughout the book. I feel like this book would make a good cartoon. Whether that's a good thing or not.....?

View all my reviews.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Peachy Cheap

Have you been to Peachy Cheap?? This is a wonderful discount online store that only has ONE thing on sale at a time. Some of you may be familiar with has a similar concept. Each day one scrapbooking related product is posted to the store at an incredible discount. The catch is, there's only a limited amount available to purchase. Once they are gone, they are gone. Another product will then be listed the next day. I am officially addicted to this site! Today I purchased this awesome 7 Gypsies stamp set for only $8.99 (+$4.99 shipping). This is 65% off of their regular price! Stop over and check it out---but beware, it's addicting!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


It is COLD outside!!!! We have had a ton of snow this past week and now they are calling for extremely low temperatures the next few days. I suppose it's a good time to curl up with a good book or scrapbook, huh? It's hard to believe that just over a week ago we had next to no snow on the ground! Brrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I need a warm vacation!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Monday, Jan. 12th Pictures

I had lots of fun taking pictures throughout the day yesterday for the 12 of 12. Here are my 12 photos. I can't wait to scrap them this weekend at my scrapping retreat!!!!
1. 8:00am: Cereal for breakfast
2. 8:45am-off to school!
3. 9:30am-kids playing

4. 11:30am- lunch (ham, peas, mashed potatoes and a biscuit!)5. 12:30pm- clean up time... 6. 1:45pm- kids are already home from school 2 hours early.7. 2:30pm- more snow......8. 3:30pm- my current reading selection "Ghostgirl"9. 4:00pm- letter time (painting the letter Q with Q-tips!)10. 5:30pm- Jack waiting for daddy to get home.11. 6:00pm- Adam rocks out to guitar hero12. 7:00pm- leftover broccoli and cheese soup for dinner.

Monday, January 12, 2009

12 of 12!!

Time for the 12 of 12!!!! I'm off to a good start with my photos today. Anyone else taking part in this fun challenge? This is such a fun way to get random pictures that you normally wouldn't take. For those of you that are new to the idea.....on the 12th of every month you take 12 pictures throughout your day. I like to take a picture each hour. This is a great way to journal about your everyday life. Stop over to the Twelve of Twelve blog and check it out!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

December 12th

This week's challenge at Scrap Whispers is to create a layout with the tv show "The Brady Bunch" as your inspiration. Who doesn't love the Brady Bunch??!! I used the opening sequence with the squares as my inspiration. Stop over to the Scrap Whispers blog to see what the rest of the design team created with the Brady Bunch theme.

Other Challenges:
Inspired Blueprints- I used this sketch for my layout.12 of 12- One of my goals this year is to take 12 pictures on the 12th of every month AND create a layout with the pictures. I got a jump start on things and started in December! This layout shows a typical day of my life from 10am-9pm. I completed the layout just time! Tomorrow is the 12th!!!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

God's Hands

Scrapping the Music: this week's song is "Hands" by Jewel. Lots of amazing, inspiring lyrics in this song. I chose to use the line "We are God's Hands" for my title. Just perfect for these photos of my nephew's baptism.

Pencil Lines: this layout was inspired by this week's sketch at Pencil Lines.

Supplies used for this layout:
Making Memories: Noteworthy patterned paper

My Minds Eye border sticker

Prism Cardstock

American Crafts Thicker Stickers: Poolside & Rootbeer Float

Heidi Swap small white flower
Making Memories clip (clip part was broken off to look like a brad)
Tim Holtz Grungeboard

Sheer ribbon

Felt green flower

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Moments to Remember Challenges

Looking for some inspiration to get out your supplies and create?? Over at the Moments to Remember forum the design team and other members have put together some great challenges to get your mojo rollin'! Stop over and check it out!!!

Mara's Transparency Challenge: "This month it's all about transparencies!!! Use something transparent on your page or card. I used one as a base for this card, but you can use a transparent item any way you like on a card or layout. Can't wait to see your creations!!"
Melissa's Candy Challenge: "My challenge for you this month is to make a Candy present for your Valentine! You can make some packaging for your candy or chocolate, like I did, or alter a Candy Box or whatever you can think of! Be creative! And don't forget, you have the entire month of January to do it, just in time for Valentine's Day!!"

Sarah's (that's me!!!) Card Challenge: "This month's kit came with a sheet of journaling cards with lots of fun sayings. While they work great for layouts, I felt they were PERFECT for cards! Such an easy way to create lots of fabulous cards. My challenge for you this month is to create a set of 5 cards. They should all follow a similar theme (example: mine are all created using the January kit with a love theme). Your set of cards could be bundled together with some envelopes and given to someone as a gift. Or, just keep them for yourself!"

Ching's Cupcake Challenge: "My challenge to you this month is to make some cupcakes!! Its a great way of using up scraps!! In my version, I used a round styrofoam ball that I had left over from xmas, and I used a 6 inch diameter circle instead. Here is the link to the pattern and instructions: Cupcakes."
So, there you have it! Four very fun challenges to keep you busy this weekend! Make sure to stop over to the M2R forum and show us your work!