Monday, October 20, 2008
The layout I completed for round 2 of SYTYCD!! I am so excited to have made it to round 3. This round is going to be an interesting one and I can't wait to get started on it! Thanks to everyone who took the time to look at all the layouts and vote!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
We need your votes!!! Come and help us decide who should move on to Round #3 of YMBD's "So You Think You Can Scrap" Contest! Click HERE to view the submissions and cast your vote!
Scrapping for less is still looking for followers, and she's got RAKs to give away!
Found another awesome blog with a wonderful tutorial on tying bows! Check it out here! Hope your having a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Anyway, hope you all had a great weekend and got the chance to participate in some of the crops going on! Nothing really to show off this week. But a couple things to share with you.
SYTYCD competition over at YMBD extended their deadline last week because of some server issues they were having. After Friday, you can go over and vote for your faves in round 2!!
Also, I found this wonderful lady over at YMBD who has a blog that is devoted to finding scrappy RAKs out in blog land! How fun!! Check it out here!! You know what they say, you can't win if you don't play..... the RAKs are given out by manufacturers as well as personal blogs. And also, she draws RAKs on her own blog when she gets a certain amount of followers of her blog, so sign up for that too!!
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Well I got 18 cards done this weekend!! Yay me!! I made this cute little card box and put all my cards in. Im going to throw some envelopes in and yes probably stamp them too, and send them to URI where my oldest is in her freshman year. She loves to get packages and now she will have a card for every occasion to mail off to someone when she needs to! I think next time I make one I'll use a thin cardboard instead of cardstock just to get it a little more stability.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thanks for letting me tell my story that's been trapped inside for a long time now!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Then I started on the first challenge for the birthday bash over at Memories From The Attic which was to use eyelets on your layout. I don't use eyelets very much, but I'm just digging the look of this! I have a ton of shaped eyelets, so I took some flowers and butterflies and went to town. I filled in the frame with different colored small eyelets. What a transformation, it just makes the page!
And as chance would have it, challenge #33 over at Scrap Your Crap, is to use up all the eyelets!!! I'm so proud of myself for digging into those eyelets! I used 39 eyelets in all!
I just started a blog challenge over at Sassy Scrappers and my first challenge was to "go pink" in honor of October being Breast cancer awareness month. Now, anyone who knows me knows I love pink, so I already had quite a bit. But I changed all my text to pink. Pretty cool! I've also added a blinkie to my blog!
Well, time to go do some laundry. It's been piling up all week, and my hubby, who never mentions the laundry, mentioned he had no more work clothes to wear for the week. So guess I've gotta get that going today!
Have a great day! Oh, and I challenge anyone reading my blog to go pink too!! Leave me a comment telling me how your blog "went pink" and at the end of the month I'll pick one and send that person a little RAK!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I have also taken the plunge and entered YMBD's SYTYCS contest!! There's a lot of stiff competition out there, but it looks like a lot of fun. You still have until October 3 to enter, so get over there! If your not a member of their board, when you sign up tell them I referred you, we both will be rewarded!!
Oh before I forget, they just started a monthly sketch contest. I managed to slide mine in right before the deadline. There is now a poll up for voting. The information is all here:
We need your votes!!! Come and help us decide the winner of YMBD's September Sketch Challenge! Click HERE to view the submissions and cast your vote!
Let see what else?? Oh, Pinky, who one day I aspire to scrap as wonderful as she does, is having a week long crop at Just Scrappin. I've only just recently joined this site, but these girls are a lot of fun, so happy and carefree! There is still plenty of time to get some challenges done!! And Pinky's prizes....well, if you have ever been on her blog, you know the fantastic RAKs she gives away!!
Memories from the Attic is also doing some celebrating this month too! They are have a 1 year birthday party! Jeri and her staff put on some awesome crops, so I'm definitely in on this one too!!
Scrapbook Heaven just finished up their Goodbye Summer Camp crop. Unfortunately, I got sick and wasn't able to complete all the challenges, but it was a lot of fun! Hey who doesn't want to earn a badge??? No winner announced yet, but my money is on a couple of my buddies and they know who they are! They are just wonderful women and great scrappers! Well, any of the girls on that board are great, they are very friendly andhelpful too!
Okay, take one big breath.....trying to think if Im forgetting anything???
Sunday, September 21, 2008
If you decide to hop on over and check it out, let them know I sent ya!!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
The Scrapperie has an awesome month long challenge going on too! Back to your scraps is a month-long challenge with different lists every week to get you to use your scraps. So far it's been a fun week!
Kristen over at Serendipity Scrapbooks is having Sketch-a-pa-looza Crop Fest September 19-21! If you love sketches, this will be the place to be! And Kristen always has the best blue light specials!!
This weekend I've been working on a special project for the September contest at Sassy Scrappers, but I did manage to get this layout done for Michelle's weekend crop and chat at Sassy!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Now that I'm done with that, I'm not sure what to do next. I think I'm pretty much caught up on challenges on all the different sites I'm active on. I do have an order coming this week from the Scrapperie for the July kit. Can't wait to get my hands on that!!
This week we will preparing for my daughter to go to cheerleading camp up in Mass. She is so excited, but boy, what a list of stuff they need! They will be staying at the dorm rooms there and it will be her first experience being away from her family for any length of time.
Monday, July 14, 2008
One of the ladies over at Sassy Scrappers told me about a sketch online crop going on this weekend at Scrapbook Heaven. So you know where I went! I just love a sketch!! I did manage to get a few done this weekend.
Here's my lastest layout I did this weekend. I used a sketch from Scrapbook Heaven and did one of the monthly challenges over at Serendipity Scrapbooks. Everyday Kristin comes up with some awesome challenges. Some of them really require you to step out of the box!
Friday, July 11, 2008
It's going to be another busy weekend of scrapping at my house!!
Michelle (Scrappyshel) is hosting the crop and chat this weekend over at Sassy Scrappers. Her challenge this weekend is 2 sketches she created that can be either cards or layouts. They are awesome. Check them out and check out the chat going on too! We'd love to see you there!! Always lots of fun!
There is also a Scrapfest going on at Scrapbook Heaven. I just joined so I don't know too much about them, but it sounds like it's going to be a blast, so Im looking forward to that!!
Oh and also, I've got a class up on the Sassy Scrappers blog, you gotta check that out!!
We've got fireworks here this Saturday, and that's always a lot of fun!
Enjoy your weekend!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I was also asked to become a moderator over at Sassy which totally thrills me!! I mean, I spend so much time there anyways!! There is always something going on!! We had an awesome Red, White and Blue crop a couple weekends back that totally rocked, and August 1 through the 3rd is the tropical Luau crop, which is sure to be so much fun!!! Last month I started a monthly bingo and boy, we had a ton of winners for the first month, and Linda and Jill we're our big bingo winners!
The Scrapperie, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite scrappy sites, and Serendipity Scrapbooks had their crops this weekend, which meant I did a lot of scrapping!! I really wish I could have done ALL of them, but there is only so much time in a day!
Here's some of my work from the crops this weekend:
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I just finished a layout for a challenge I did over at Scrapdragons . This was a fun challenge and I finally got to use my Teresa Collins paper that I got a few weeks ago! My husband got me a nice 12x12 printer for my birthday and I also got Photoshop so I've been spending a lot of time trying to learn the program! There is so much you can do with Photoshop, but I'm just trying to figure out all the layer stuff first!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I just want to thank you for everything you have taught me over the years. When I was young I feared you, you seemed like such a powerful big man. Now, I'm in awe of you. You have such an amazing outlook on life. As a young husband and father, you worked hard to get where you are today. Thank you for always working 2 jobs until your heart attack, and giving me and Stacey everything we always wanted; a new car at 16, trips every summer!
Thank for you teaching me how important family is. You have always put us first and you have always been there for me when I needed you the most but was afraid to admit it. There have been many times in my life that I wouldn't have made it through if it weren't for you.
Most of all, thank you for your strength. After being diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall, you made a choice, a choice to live. You knew there were things left in life that you wanted to accomplish, places you wanted to go. In this last few months you have endured more than one person should. Three excruciating months of chemotherapy, a major operation in which they had to remove your whole stomach, spleen and part of your pancreas. You bounced back from that, and now you still face another 2 months of radiation. Most would have given up, but you just say "hey this is what I have to do, there's no other alternative for me".
Thank you dad for the amazing life that you have given me and thank you for being an amazing father. I love you.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
This layout was done with the new blog sketch site Sketchabilities . This was a super fun layout to do!
This card was done for the Cardvarks weekly challenge Flights of Fancy!
Friday, April 4, 2008
I created this layout for Scrapping the music . The song this week was Kanye West "Stronger". I also based this layout on Triple the sketch blog. This was their very first sketch!! I think it's a great one because it's so versatile. I had struggled with this layout until I saw this sketch. I think this is going to be a great place to go for inspiration!!
In other news, I got selected as one of the 10 finalists for the Design Team at Sassy Scrappers!! I'm so excited!! I know Steph and Amy from other message boards and I just think they are great ladies, so was happy to see that they started this new board. There's a lot of nice girls over there and it's so much fun! A ton of challenges going on right now for their grand opening celebration all month long! And their giving away awesome prizes!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
This is a layout I completed this week with the latest sketch from Tamara on her blog . I think I've got just about all the Easter pictures for last year scrapped now!!
And this layout I finished up last night. I used Pencil lines new sketch this week to complete the challenge for Scrapping the music challenge of the week, which was Lenny Kravitz's song Fly Away. I immediately thought of Christmas Eve when my husband was giving our nephews airplane rides. I don't work with bright papers like this too often, but this pic was too fun not to use them!
I've got a baby shower next week for my cousin's daughter, so Im thinking about making a tag book or an exploding box for her. Stay tuned for that!
Have a great week! If your up for a crop this weekend, Scrapcity has Scrapfest going on starting Friday all through the week. I'll definitely be popping in as much as I can!
Finally, some signs of spring starting to pop up in our yard!!
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I also just finished my layout for Scrapping the music's latest challenge. I got a chance to use my new Jenni Bowlin papers, Tangerine Dreams. All I can say is wow, these papers are absolutely beautiful!! I've actually ordered some more!! This layout is based on the Prince song "The most beautiful girl in the world".
The sketch is from a sketch challenge over at Sassy Scrappers.
The weather here is still cold!! We do have some signs of spring with the crocuses all popping up and the daffodils starting to break through the ground. Not soon enough though!! I'm ready for some warm weather!
Have a great week!!