Monday, December 22, 2008

Wall hanging and I picked another RAK

Well I haven't been able to get a hold of the first person for the RAK so I had my kids pick another name today.

The winner is....

Gojenlaw please email me so I can send you the RAK!!

Also I finally made a chipboard wall hanging thanks to the challenge on Tara's blog. I have wanted to make one for my living room for months. Seriously months and just never got a round to actually doing it.

Its right by my front door and it was a spot that so needed a small altered piece. I hung the piece already and took the pic. Yes my wall in the living room is orange. Thanks for the challenge Tara!!

I used scenic route papers, some felt flowers, rhinestones, orange ribbon and a chipboard accent from La Di Dah (KI Memories).

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Winner of RAK!!

I wrote up all the names and put them in a hat and let me DD pick a name. The winner is

drum roll please

Gloria!!! Congrats! Please email me your adress so I can send your RAK.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I made my Revised Goal

In the beginning of the year my goal was to complete 250 layouts this year. After my DH hurt his back in Sept I knew I wasn't going to be able to meet that goal so I revised my goal to 200 layouts and I made my goal this weekend while working on some crop challenges over at scrap 4 life. I'm so excited to have made my goal. So much so that I have decided to give away a RAK. If you would like to win the RAK just comment on this post.

My goal making layout is.....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2 Christmas Cards

I finally got a couple more xmas cards done. The first one is for 2 sketches 4 you. It was based on laura's sketch #14.

The second card was also based on a sketch this one was from So Sketchy. I picked the Nov #6 sketch which was for an 8 1/2 x 11 and I used it for my xmas card.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Scrapwhispers week#7 Cartoon Challenge Layout #2

I was so inspired for this challenge I decided to do a second layout. This pic was taken at the Disney Marketplace in Florida. It was one of the figures at the pin trading shop.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Scrapwhispers week#7 Cartoon Challenge

Create a layout inspired by a cartoon. This was easy I just went thru some of the Disney pics I had and picked out some I wanted to work with. So I picked these photos of Al of Al's Toy Barn from the Toy Story movie. This is when we were waiting in line to take pics with Buzz and Woody.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Scrap Whispers Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Well I hadn't scrapped in a week and when I read the challenge I said no I won't do that one. When I went to my scrap table and started to look thru my pics I saw these and thought these pics would work great for the challenge. Use the game Tic Tac Toe as inspiration.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Scrap Whispers Challenge #2

This challenge was called NO Face. So you couldn't use a picture showing a person, animal or thing (such as a snowman) with a face. This picture was perfect for this challenge.

I used Dream Street paper, Little Yellow Bicycle paper, Cherry Arte paper, Transperancy -My Mind's Eye, Chipboard photo corner -Bo Bunny, felt arrow -Maya Road, Felt star -Fancy Pants, Orange Journaling square -Your Memories by Design, Thickers.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Scrap Whispers First challenge

This was inspired by Nancy Drew Books. The journaling reads "Cameron's feet don't reach the pedals, so he uses his tip toes to push himself. He goes slow, but he has fun "riding" his bike and that is the important part." The gears are from Riff Raff Designs and I inked them black and silver. Want to check out the challenge and possibly win a prize its here

Friday, October 10, 2008

I was SO productive for World Cardmarking Day

Of course there were tons of websites with challenges all weekend. I made over 30 cards. That is more cards than I have made ALL year and I did it in 3 days. I was VERY proud of myself. Plus most of the cards I sent off to Cards for Hereos, its for soldiers to send cards home to family and friends. I felt great sending that stuffed envelope off to mail too.

Here are just a couple of cards I made.
On Sunday My DH asked me to make a card to send to his mom who lives in Hawaii I laughed and said no problem I'm already making some cards give me a little while and I whipped this one up.

Have to have a halloween card so here it is, made a couple more too.

Have Thanksgiving covered now too. Saved this one to send to family.

I actually already had the star cut out of the notebook paper in my scrap pile and it worked great for this card.

This next one is super simple, but I LOVE it. Couldn't give this one away sorry troops.

Only made 1 christmas card. Now I'm up to 2 done.

You always need some Thank you cards so here's one.

And Finally a 4th of July themed one. A little far off but time flies by so quick it will be here before we know it.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Found some blog candy!

Go check it out for some xmas goodies, and its open internationally. Its open til Friday Oct 17. click here

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Please Vote!!

We need your votes!!! Come and help us decide who should move on to Round #2 of YMBD's "So You Think You Can Scrap" Contest! Click HERE to view the submissions and cast your vote!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Card

Here is a card I made for a little non typical birthday card. I don't use a lot of purple in layouts so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it on this card.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sketch Challenge

This was a sketch for a new site here it was such a great sketch to get to play with I just had to work with it. I choose my DD showing off some presents from christmas 2005.

Monday, September 1, 2008

My First DT projects are below

I got to work with the great Making Memories Passport line plus of course some other items as well. The kit was from Keep in Touch and it was the Big & Juicy kit but for Making Memories for You. Feel free to click on any of the pics to get a better view. The first layout I completed I wanted to NOT do a travel page so here it is "I need some Rest". Its my DS just taking a nap on the chair.

Next I made a card "Enjoy the Adventure" I used these Making Memories travel transperencies for the title.

Now the really big project was the Altered Portfolio from 7Gypsies. I am not a big altered person so I thought about this for DAYS before starting to tackle this project. I decided I would do my pictures from Hawaii in 2000.
The first photo is the closed cover.

The second photo is with the cover flap open and revealing the entire front cover.

This is the inside of the front cover. I didn't do the journaling yet, but I will soon.

There is a flap on the top of the middle section and a flap on the bottom as well. The seal photo is on the top. The flower is the bottom flap.

The top photo is part of the top flap. Then the main page & the flower photo at the bottom is the other side of the bottom flap.

The bird photos (from the second photo)is the outside flap.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Things I did this summer

I scrapped, of course
Was on the computer checking out scrapping MB
Wrote an article for a scrapbook mag
jumped on the trampoline
watched the kids play on the slip n slide
and in a pirate pool
went out to dinner with a friend
Went to movies with kids and saw WallE
Went to movies without kids and saw What happens in Vegas
Had 5 birthday cakes
Went to a moving out of State get together
Had a barbque
was obsessed with watching the Olympics
Went to Farmers Market
Let kids play in the water at city center
Caught up with an old friend from high school
Had a Garage Sale

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I made it to the final 10

in the scrapgoods contest. I'm so excited. This week the challenge was not a square LO, use a bird, and buttons. I'm not a big bird person so I went with the nature theme so the bird would work for me. I love how this came out. Can't wait for the announcement on Thursday I hope I move on to the next round.

The photo is a flower I took on a walk in our neighborhood.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I made my first DT!!!!

OMG!!!! I am so excited I found out I just made my first DT!!!! I am so proud to be chosen and can't wait to get started. My post starts Sept 1 and I will be working with a fantastic team of ladies!!! You can check it out at Making Memories For You! I hope to see some of you ladies there its a terrific site.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Scrappy Mail

I received 2 RAKs this week. I just love scrappy mail. The one was a set of Alphabet stamps and the other was sayings stamps ex. Greetings, Happy bday and more. Thanks ladies they are both great!!! I already used one already!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Winner of the RAK!!

Ok I didn't forget about you guys. Birthday stuff just delayed picking the RAK. I had 34 entries, WOOHOO!!! And the winner is

Rox-ann!!! Congrats let me know your mailing address and I will get it out in the mail to you!!!

Thanks to all who participated!!

Happy Birthday to Tiffany

Wow I can't believe my baby is 9 now. Happy Birthday!!!! Here are a couple pics. She got a ton of clothes which is needed and this cute Hannah Montana hat.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Half way to goal plus a RAK!!!!

OK Ladies I made a scrappy goal at the beginning of the year (first year I have done this). What was my goal you ask??? To make 250 layouts, at least 1 card and a mini album and an altered item. So I've made about 10 cards, a mini album, some altered letters (kids initals) and last night I completed 125 layouts, YEAH!!!!! So I am half way to my goal and its only a few days past the middle of the year. So I'm happy with my progress so I decided to do a RAK to celebrate. To enter all you need to do is leave a comment on this post! I will leave it open til Sunday. Good Luck ladies!!! Want to see the halfway layout. I did this for a challenge -Surprise, Surprise right. The challenge was use I believe in your title. So I did a xmas LO around 4th of July, the two holidays are VERY opposite!! LOL!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Play along with another 6 week challenge

You can play along at

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Would you like to Earn a prize???

Check out this great site, Making Memories for You that just started a new point system! When you sign up make sure you let everyone know that I referred you.
Welcome to MMFY$ Point system

We will have a point system starting today called MMFY$(MONEY).
Every DT challenge, game, etc that has a $ sign on its SUBJECT gives you a chance to earn MMFY money. At the end of the month, the member with the most money wins a prize. You will have all month to complete the challenges, and they must be linked back to the thread associated with them by Midnight. end of month or midnight the date selected that its due.

You will have to keep track of what challenges, games etc you complete.
We will offer MMFY$10 extra for putting links about this everywhere you can. BLOGS, other forums etc. and pm"ing me not posting it on the board to let me know where you did this.
And for every member that brings a member who stays for 1 full month and you BOTH complete at least 3 challenges BOTH you and your friend receive $10 extra MMFY$

This will start July 1st, keep track in your siggy when a DT or myself tell you that you have earned $$

at the end of the month whoever has the highest $$ will be the winner.
In case of ties of $$ amount your names will be throw in a drawing and that person selected will earn a Gift Certificate from the Shoppe
Each DT member and myself will donate $5.00 towards the total of your gift certificate

Monday, June 30, 2008

Weekend Crop

OK There was an online crop at Scrapperie this weekend. I had a garage sale I was planning for, got rained out, had friends over Saturday because they were going to be selling stuff at the garage sale too, but ended up getting quite a few layouts done. I was happy with as much as I got done. Still have today to finish up, but have more company coming from out of state so hopefully I will be able to get at least one more done.

This was from the sketch challenge from Ally from SO Sketchy. My DS is looking through the binoculars the wrong way.

This challenge was a monochromatic challenge. If it was a pic of a girl layout must be blue. If it was a pic of a boy layout must be pink. I figured it would be less tramatic for my kids to do the girl page.

This challenge was do a page about your hubby or significant other.

This challenge was to use Green, Black, and White only.

This challenge was use Brown and Orange, and have at least 3 layers.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Magazine Blog

I just found this great Magazine blog. The mag is called Scrapbook & cards Today. You can check out the mag online as well, sooo cool. Congrats to Ally who is the editor of the blog. Looks like they have a ton of great stuff going on. Don't forget to leave them a comment so you can win. You can check it here

Friday, June 20, 2008

Amazing Race Prize from Scrapbook Heaven

I received my prize from the Amazing Race Game. Check out the pics. I got a bunch of Making Memories paper. Love that stuff!!! Can't wait to play with all these Yummy supplies. Thanks Scrapbook Heaven!

Monday, June 16, 2008

I've got bragging rights!!

OMG!!! I am sooo excited I just checked my email and found out that I am the Featured Scrapbooker of the week at Just your Average Scrapbook Make sure you check it out! Thank you so much Annette I am truly honored to be chosen!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!!

Happy Father's Day today to all the men in your life!!! I made a card for my husband and then forgot to have the kids sign it. So I had my daughter sign it after he opened it. She signed it beautifully I was standing right next to her thinking who is signing this card because it can't be my 8 year old who comes home from school with barely legible handwriting. Here is the card I made him.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

2 Sketches 4 You challenge #2

Here is my card for this challenge. I made this card Saturday before going to a surprise going away party. One of my cousins is moving to Las Vegas, she got the card and I finished another challenge.

Thanks for a great sketch! Love the new blog Kazan!

Happy Bday Tyler!!!

Tyler turns 4 today! He went to the store and got to pick out his own cake. He bought a Yummy looking cake with Strawberries on top!! Can't wait to have some. I'll post pics tomorrow or Monday!!!

Happy Birthday!!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Scrapdragon Challenge #18

The challenge was to scarplift from one of the DT. I chose Niki from Challenge #7. I lifted the way she curved the flowers across the page, placement of the title as well.

Supplies: Crate paper, title letters-AC, flowers-prima, creative impressions.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

want a Michael's coupon

Click on the link for a 50% Michael's coupon its good thru June 14, Love Deals!!!

Woohoo!! I won a prize

YEAH!!! I won a prize from the online crop I participated in two weekends ago from I got a ton of layouts completed plus won something that is so great!!! I also won one of the monthly challenges for May so I will have two prizes coming.

Monday, June 9, 2008

My Baby is 2 today!

Happy Birthday Cameron!!! Its hard to believe my baby is 2 already. We got him this 911 vehicle, he loved it and didn't want to get out of it. Which made Tyler very unhappy because he wanted to play in it too. We kept telling Tyler its Cameron's birthday and its his toy. Tyler's b-day is next week he informed us he wants the same toy that Cameron got. Then we had cupcakes and ice cream, perfect. Now I don't have half a cake sitting around tempting me to eat it.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Page Plans Sketch #7

Here is my take on the sketch from Page plans this week. The supplies were all from the May kit at scrapbook heaven. It was such a fun kit to play with.

I took one of the pages from the mini album from maya road and cut it to use for the title. First I inked it so it wasn't so see thru then I tried to emboss the title but the embossing ink stuck to the whole thing because of the ink to make it darker so I ended up just tracing the title with a slick writer.

Friday, June 6, 2008

I got two layouts picked up for an ezine!!

Woohoo!!! I'm excited I just found out that 2 of my layouts got picked up for an ezine. You can view the ezine here my layouts are under the let's celebrate summertime heading. Its the first two layouts. Eating my Popsicle and Our Sandbox. its my first ezine I have been in!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Online crop last weekend

I participated in an online crop last weekend at your memories by design, it was tons of fun and i got a lot of LO's completed. The last LO I created for the crop I uploaded with about 5 minutes to spare (it was pop century hotel). However I was so exhausted from it and my brain so fried from creating so many LO's I had to relax for the past two days.

I uploaded just a few of my creations from the crop. The "beauty" LO was make a circle lo. 'pop century hotel' was use at least 6 pics challenge. 'hiding' was a sketch challenge and 'sleeping dog' was use just one close up photo.