Monday, February 21, 2011

PageMaps Sketch Contest

Just read over at one of my favorite blogs PageMaps that she is holding a BasicGrey Sketch contest.
Here's the sketch: 

And Here is my layout:

Love those baby blues
My son Beren has the bluest of blue eyes ever and the longest eyelashes. I tell him they should be on a girl! LOL

My supplies: 
Papers: Sassafras: Little boys, Serendipity, and Paper Crush
Basic Grey: Border sticker
American Craft: Foam Letter stickers and Remark stickers
7 Gypsies: 98% Stickers
Silhouette Machine: OneAwesomeDude: Print and cut feature
misc: Biggy Brads, Distress Inks

Friday, February 18, 2011

Let the games begin!

I love me some challenges! And now that Survivor is in full swing over at I will have several weeks of challenges to compete in. There's 2 teams playing for Bragging rights of being the best scrapbookers on the face of this planet...well at least at TallyScrapper

There's Team Russell, aka "the dark side" and then there's the BEST TEAM, Team ROB, known simply as the "BEST TEAM!" LOL   

So each Wednesday we receive a challenge for the contest and our first challenge is this...

Challenge #1:

It's a desert island...Your photos are the island and this layout requires alot of white space! 

Everyone is cramped together on the island so your layout must have a picture of 2 or more people. 

Colors: TAN/Brown  for sand and BLUE to represent the water.

On Survivor everything is put to use this layout needs to have at least 2 staples and a piece of recycled scrap packaging. 

Requirements Summary:

Must have at least one Photo with MORE than one person in it.

Must have Tan/Brown AND Blue!

Must have at least 2 staples and a piece of recycled scrapbook packaging. 

So here is my layout using the above instructions.
Center Stage

 This is my daughter Leia in her first modeling gig. She loved being center stage! LOL

 These 2 photos show the close up of the staples I used on the ribbon trim. I stapled in between each flourish. And the recycled packaging I used was Prima. I sewed some fabric to the packaging to make a mat. I also used some more Prima packaging (the blue scallops) on the side of the mat and photos.
 I adore these letters from Sassafras...they have a bit of glitter on them which gives them a little "POP" effect.
 This chandelier die cut was made from my Silhouette machine. I out a little bit of glitter on the flames for show. 

So if your like me and love challenges hop on over to Tallyscrapper and play along or watch as the 2 teams battle it out each week. See ya at Tally!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sparkle and Shine

My latest layout using up old border stickers around the edge of my cardstock. I can't believe it only took me 30 mins to create this layout...which is unheard of for me!

I just love Glitter and all things shiney!!

I just love the effect of the green glittered tulle behind this photo. I wish I could
remember where I got it from but can't at the moment. I want to think it either
came for a TallyScrapper kit or another kit club that I was a member of a long
time ago. Anyway, I love using up my scraps and this was a perfect item to
show some sparkle and shine. I also used glittery border stickers and stars
that I attached with my mini stapler that I got when we lived in Italy years and
years ago...sorry Tim Holtz I thought of the tiny attacher before you! LOL

This is my daughter Lily doing her daily chore of brushing her pearly whites.

Close up of Green Tulle.

Close up the layers of border stickers.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shhh...did you know that there's a Hippity Hop Blog Hop going on this weekend?

Well it's not a secret any longer, now is it? But there is a secret to it. 
Several secrets actually!
What? You ask!
Well you have to hop on over to the first blog to find out.

But if ya gotta know
here's a hint
My layout has all the secrets in it. 
There's 5 of them!
Bet you're wondering what they are ;-)
And you'll find all of  them once 
you hop on over to the 
other participating blogs. 
Bet your just croaking to know!

Now why would you want to find the secrets. Cause there are lots of Prizes to win!!!! 
Let's take a look why don't we...
How 'bout this beautiful mini album? 

 Take a look on the inside! Isn't this amazing! It's a $40 Value! WOW!
and it's from this fabulous company!
Next we have some STAMPS! I love stamps!!! How 'bout you? And these are so cute!

 They're just 2 cute!

And they're from a fabulous Etsy store called 
Gotta love Etsy stores. 
(shhh...I have one too see posts below)

Now just in case you get lost this is what 
you gotta do.
Visit these blogs in order and they will have the recipes. And once you get all 5 ingredients for the recipe remember to post your creation to each blog for a chance to win...5 blogs = 5 winners!

Oh and check this just keeps getting better and better!
This is an extra that scrapFIT is doing... 

scrapFIT is offering a 2nd prize to some lucky hopper that visits all 10 FITgirl's blog and leaves a comment at each one. Once you visit each FITgirl's blog you can leave a comment at scrapFIT saying you hopped around to see all the FITgirls. You can get to each FITgirl's blog by clicking on there picture down the left side of scrapFIT's blog. 

Hop ends on Nov. 14th at 9pm!

Good luck!
Now go get hoppin'!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Well I've done it!

I finally opened up my own ETSY Store!!! 


For those of you not familiar with, it's an online shopping center that has all HANDMADE products,
which is really cool because you can finds some  unique "one of kind" gift ideas there. It's so cool to buy handcraft products too. Most of the shops are from the USA it helps our great country keep on keepin' on!

In my shop you'll find mostly paper items like; hand crafted cards, die cut Word Art, Christmas Tags for right now. Later I hope to make some premade scrapbook pages, diecut borders and examples of how I used these products on my Scrapbook pages, crochet items, and maybe some sewn items.

I started this little store because so many people asked me where I got my I figured I would offer them for sale. I have a Cricut and a  Silhouette machine that cuts all my dies...some I get from the Silhouette store, Cricut cartridges and others I make myself.

So hop on over to THE PEACH PALACE and see if there's anything there you's like. I'd love to hear  you type of scrappy productsyou would like to see in my store. I'm happy to try and make specific items for you.

Thanks for popping in!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

ScrapFit workout #31 SHAPE UP!

Wow this is a great challenge. I so want to partake in this challenge but I was too busy working on my new Etsy is coming soon about it. So keep checking back.

So now for the Challenge:

Workout #31 Shape Up!

The Snobby Walrus is our November sponsor and Andrew has some great prizes for us! He will be shipping directly to the winners of WO #31 and #32!
On to the Workout! I need to see some different shapes--triangles, hexagons, pentagons. Those shapes you normally don't see in a LO. Since it is November lets also see some FALL COLORS!

I love them all but this one has got to be my favorite layout! 
By Norine

She used so many products with the pentagon shape. She rocked this challenge.
Now lets see what you can do with this challenge. Don't forgot to post a link over at Scrapfit so you can be entered to win the Prize.

Oh and check back for a super cool BLOG hop in November the 9th. It's gonna be lots of fun!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Scrapfit workout #30 Color me Happy

This month at Scrapfit we had a color challenge...see workout #30 here.
I want to see lime green, orange, purple and black! Use cardstock in one of those colors!
Little Black Dress Kit Club is our sponsor and they are giving away this awesome kit full of yummy goodies!

And now for my layout using these fabulous color combos...which of course screams Halloween to me!

I used my Silhouette Machine to make the banner and the bats. The papers and all the other elements come from an old kit that I got at Tally scrapper. Which was on sale at the it at a super great savings. Check out Tally's monthly kits here. The kit had a cute Halloween stamps set in it from Making Memories and I used it for the witches feet sticking out from my title block.

Thanks for Stopping by and I hope you all have great Spooky Halloween!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

ScrapFit work out #28 is in the house

Here's the newest challenge:

#28 GO GREEN ---The Paper Trunk is our sponsor for September and are challenging every crafter to create at least one project that use recycled materials. So that is our challenge—use something recycled or recycle something you use in your LO. Some of the packaging our scrap products come in would be great to use!!! I want to see some green, too!

And here's my layout:

Recycled items are the border punched paper it's actually cardboard from a K&Co packaging. It's thick but I was able to punch it out with my border punch. The 2nd item is the days of the week stickers...I got them from an old package of my Birth control pill!! Been saving the stickers for years now hoping to use it on a page. 

Close up of the K & Co packaging.

Close up of the stickers from Birth control Pills. LOL

Now let us see what you can do with this fun environmental challenge!

Be sure to visit ScrapFit blog to see what the design team has created with this challenge and for a chance to win a fablulous prize from our sponsor The Paper Trunk. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ScrapFIT workout #27

Here's the new ScrapFit workout for September 1st. I just love this sketch... it's so cute! One thing I really like about it is, that it gives you the perfect opportunity to use up your old scraps. And that's just what I did here. Lots of scraps that was sitting in a pile on my desk! They needed to be put to better use then hanging out on my desk. LOL

#27 Get Your Sketch On---a sketch challenge. Use the sketch below to create a LO. Take this simple sketch and do something to WOW US! This sketch came from Sassy Lil Sketches. 

Our Sponsor this month is:
 Paper Trunk


Here's my take on the sketch:

My Crazy SON Seth! He always makes funny faces. I gotta get the silly's out of him before I can get a good shot! LOL

I love the ribbon matched perfectly with my color choices.
I used chalk inks and glittery embossing powders on the arrow. I like the way it turned out. I also stamped the frame around the photo with a border stamp.

Thanks for looking and I hope you join ScrapFIT in the new challenges for September. See ya at the Blog!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We have a Winner!

I promised to give away a 6x6 Creative memories album from my Personal Blog during the ScrapFIT Blog Hop!

I went to and put in all the names of the ladies that commented and are now follwers of my blog.

And the winner MICA is: 

  1. mica ,
  2. Faye Marie,
  3. Vicki,
  4. Kelly Massman,
  5. perezmom,
  6. Cheryl L.,
  7. Mrs. Walrath,
  8. Jean,
  9. Liz Chidester,
  10. Rosann,
Mica please contact me with your address so I can send this Fabulous album out to you.

Thanks everyone for playing along. I hope you all had fun!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

ScrapFIT workouts #25 and #26

First workout #26:
For this workout I want you to dress up your LO, card or altered art. Use your bling, your sparkle and your shine! Also use some black since The Little Black Dress Kit Club is our sponsor.

Here's my take on this challenge:

My daughter Leia, all dressed up ready for school when we lived in Iowa. It was the first snow day of the season. She looks so lovely in her new jacket with the snow falling all around her...ooh la la so beautiful!

I used some of that fabulous swirly BLING for Jolee in black. Flower from Petaloo, silver swirl bling from Prima, and Ooh la la title is from my old stash it's a Heidi Swapp product called Silhouettes.

Here's another close up of the Prima bling and Ooh la la title.

The "Beautiful" letters are from Cosmo Cricket line called High Noon. I thought it went well with the Bo Bunny papers called Mama-Razzi.

Journaling spot is part of my old stash from My Minds Eye called Daily Dose. I used a white sharpie to write on the black board...looks just like chalk, doesn't it?

ScrapFit Workout #25:
 "WET-n-WILD" for this workout you need to use mist, paint, stickles, ink---any or all of them!! For an added twist I want you to get some paper wet, create something with it and than use it in your LO. Example—make a flower, fold it, pleat it, ect.

So here's my take on the challenge:

I used some old tracing paper I had, wet it with Blue and Green Glimmer Mist, crumbled it, ripped it, and stuck it down with Mod Podge to give it a water effect like the photo.

Photo info: This is my daughter Tess when she was 5, when we were on vacation to Florida. It was a perfect lazy day of summer photo, sitting in the water at Lake Blue soaking in the sun and cooling off in the water. This was one of the most relaxing time for our whole family. Miss Florida weather so much.

Close up of the under water scene, The fish are from K & Company, the sea weed I cut out from my Silhouette Die Cutter, and the bubble dots are from Cloud 9. I love the water look of the tracing paper here.

The blue glittery swirls are from Jolee stickers, All that Bling.

Hope you enjoy my lastest layouts for ScrapFit. Be sure to check it out to see what workout we're on so you can enter the challenge thread.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Yeah! It's Party Time at ScrapFIT!

Bet you had a ball partying it up with LJ...she's the greatest! And one awesome Scrapper! She's the one that got me hooked on ScrapFIT! Here's hoping that ScrapFIT will be a frequent stop for you too.

Well, now it's my turn to rave about the party! 
First, a big CONGRATULATIONS To ScrapFIT and Kelly on their 1st Birthday!

And Second, a big Happy Birthday to ME! Yep that's right today is my Birthday and I won't tell you how old I am. First Birthday's are always better the "Old girl" Birthday! Hee hee!

ScrapFit is an awesome blog with the coolest of challenges and prizes. It's a must for all Scrapbookers who like to take on a challenge.

And speaking of challenges...Kelly even challenged her Design Team to make a layout for the celebration. Here's the challenge and the layout I created for it. 
  • Every party needs cards so use cardstock for your background! 
  • Wrap that present really good--use some bright and colorful pp. 
  •  Don't forget ur bow---use some ribbon
  •  Since it is our 1 year Anniversary lets see 1 photo, 1 button, 1 brad, 1 rubon and 1 embossed item. 
  •  I love confetti so let's mist that LO like confetti falling!

This is my daughter Tess at the pool. She's on the swim team and lived at the pool this summer. Look how darn tan she is! Wish I could tan like her!

 I was selected to be the teams photographer. It was quite a challenge to take photos of over 50 kids, team and individuals shots...then edit, upload, sort, and deliver them all myself! But I did it and I think the photos look pretty darn good even if I say so myself! LOL

Hope you enjoy my layout and most importantly that you too take on the challenges at ScrapFIT. If you do, you have a chance to win a prize by becoming a follower and doing the Scavenger Hunt! So go check it out here!

We have some fabulous sponsors!
And now for a little Birthday give-away from me. 

How about this cute 6x6 purple mini album from Creative Memories. 

It's still in the package and has a swirly star on the front. To win you must become a follower and leave me a comment about what you would like to do on your next Birthday.

So Happy Birthday scrapFIT and Happy Hoppin' to all my scrappy friends!

The next party blogger on the list is Norine! 
So hop on over to check out her Festive Flare!

Thanks for stopping by!