Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Been doing a little scrapping

I am still here. Seems like I just posted a where have I been post. I have been at the ball fields. But softball/baseball is officially done now and I have been scrapping!!! Still working on my Disney Pictures... of course I took enough pictures to last me quite a while ;) I have been doing alot of 2 page layouts recently! I made this one using the latest Scrapbook Heaven Petite Kit.

I really love that Shannon offers 2 kits. Being on the Design Team we get one of the kits to play with each month. I always buy the other kit! There is always such a great mix of trims and embellishments and papers. and a hint there is really nothing Petite about the Petite kit! I have done two 2 page layouts, a 1 pg layout and a card and still have lots of paper left to create with.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Scrapbook Heaven's Summer Scrapsation

It's summer time and the scrappin' is easy! At least it will be when you play along with Scrapbook Heaven's Summer Scrapsation Crop.

Join us each week beginning June 6th for 12 whole weeks as the Design Team inspires you with sketches, color combinations, and fun challenges. The Summer Scrapsation Crop is sure to spark your creativity and have you creating pages and cards all summer long. Prizes will be awarded each month and a grand
prize will be awarded at the end of the summer. Come out and join us for the fun!

I am still here

Still here! been a whirlwind we finished the musical and headed to Florida to DISNEY!!!!!! to be followed by 8th grade graduation and end of school activities and SOFTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! Hoping things are settling down a little now. As for graduation Sarah was awarded the BAND and Chorus award! she was thrilled she had set her sites on this award in 6th grade and has wanted it ever since. I was happy all her hard work paid off!!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

So cute

I really loved the colors in this months Scrapbook Heaven's Elite Kit!! And I loved this panda bear cut out!!!!! and that cute cute rainbow! adorable adorable and so fun!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Scrapbook Heaven's April Kit Continued!

When I saw the strip of green cardstock in fringe and scallops I immediately thought of Easter Grass. So I hand cut some Easter Eggs and hid them in the grass! Hope you are having a great day!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Happy April

WOW its April already!!!!!! We have been busy! Which honestly busy is the norm for us so know that when I say busy I mean busier than normal :D We have now completed our first softball tournament of the season and while the girls didn't win, once they got going they played like a team so yeah! Baseball season officially starts for Alex next week! And the musical is next week!!!

On the scrappy side of my world...I am officially part of the Scrapbook Heaven Design Team effective April1....No FOOLING! If you haven't tried their kits you to seriously consider them. I have been a subscriber to the Elite Kit since December and have loved each and every kit! I am keeping my subscription active for those months I don't design with the Elite kit. :D That's right there are 2! kits for you to choose from every month!!!!!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

A little musical inspiration

One of my Challenges this month at Sisterhood of Scrap was the celebrate Music in our Schools Month by incorporating Music into your project. For this project I used a music background stamp on white paper and then used my Tim Holtz inks to age the paper. The Ribbon was originally white and so I inked that to match. I really love how it turned out :D

Sunday, March 06, 2011

A little sunshine card

I got these stamps when purchasing an issue of PaperCraft Inspirations magazine. honestly I bought the magazine for the Stamps!!! The Papers are from the Scrapbook Heaven February kit. I just love the colors! and the stamps. and honestly I loved the magazine too! Hope you have a sunny day!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Mom and Dad and some exciting news!

As I just celebrated my birthday ( I am not mentioning which one *wink* ) I thought posting a cute picture of my mom and dad was suiting. I created this layout using the January Kit from Scrapbook Heaven and for one of my monthly challenges at Sisterhood of Scrap. The challenge is to use at least 5 different tools on a project. I used chalks (remember those???), Prima masks from the kit, stamps, 2 different border punches, my Dyno label maker and sandpaper :D

As for the good news....... I was asked to join the team at Scrapbook Heaven!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!! love love love their kits! and the site is filled with awesome ladies!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Girl can never have too many friends

Just me and some friend enjoying a New Year's Eve. Missing is the photo of those 2 mysterious people who decided to jump into the picture with us. :D I have never scrapped used these colors. Pinks and greys..... not sure how I feel about those colors but I guess they are ok. So what projects are you working on??

Monday, February 14, 2011

Diamonds are a Girl's best friend

I created this layout for my Monday Challenge at SOS! My challenge was to use at least 3 different fonts in your title! I used 5! These are pictures from last year's season. She has switched teams this year and is having a blast! Can't wait til that first tournament!!!! Papers are from the February SH Kit.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Alex and the Money Machine

I created this layout for my Sketch Challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap. I have been really trying to put more than one picture on a layout. I mean sometimes the picture needs to stand alone, but sometimes more than one picture tells a more complete story. Plus I have tons of pictures and if I use only 1 on each layout can you imagine the stack of layouts i would have????

Here is the sketch I posted for SOS. Speaking of which why don't you come join us this month. We have I think over 30 challenges posted for our month long crop event Your Crop, Your Way. Great way to get some scrapping done.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Been awhile

It has been a few days since I posted. Since then we have had a huge major snowstorm that actually closed down everything for a few days! Official reports I was hearing was about 20.5 inches of snow with terrible drifting. But we are dug out of that and back to normal so to speak. I have been scrapping a little, but not as much as I would like. But then again I would like to scrap every day. ;)

I created this layout using the January kit from Scrapbook Heaven. I have discovered it is difficult to take good pictures of Meagan performing for the dance/kick squad. Lots of blurry pics! We have managed to get a few good ones. Hope you have a great day!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Happy Birthday to my baby girl

Happy 14th Birthday to my sweet baby girl! and you got a snow day too!!!!!!!!!!! Hope it is a great day! Maybe we can have a monopoly game later!!!! :D

Friday, January 28, 2011

Chocolate Covered Cherry inspired

ok so for our Scrapbook Heaven crop we choose to pick a "holiday" in January to inspire our challenge. I choose Chocolate Covered Cherry Day, which is January 3rd by the way. I challenged everyone to use colors from the yummy treat-browns, pinky reds, & creamy whites. This was my example!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A birthday card and a sketch

I created this card for challenges at Sisterhood of Scrap and Scrapbook Heaven. I love when I can combine challenges from different sites. Here is the Sketch I created from the card! Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I was asked to join the Design Team at Sisterhood of Scrap. I am so excited to be joining this team! This is a wonderful site with challenges and wonderful scrapbookers who are dedicated to promoting scrapbooking! Can't wait to get started!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Scrapbook Heaven January Online Crop

Wahoo! This weekend is Scrapbook Heaven's "All About January Online Sketch Crop".


You won't want to miss this weekend of SKETCHES, FUN, GAMES and of course,
PRIZES! We'll be celebrating everything about January -- it's a new year, football, hugging day, and even Boo Boo Bear's birthday

Bring a friend to play along with us! We'll have a variety of sketch and card layouts, so there's something for everyone.

When: January 21st/22nd
Time: starting at Friday 6pm EST
Challenges due by: January 27th 6pm EST

We look forward to seeing you there!!

I can't wait to share my challenges and sketches! with you! This promises to be lots of fun! So come on over, register and play along this weekend! I promise it will be fun!

Friday, January 14, 2011

making music

I created this layout for 2 different challenges... One at Sisterhood of Scrap which was to use all new items (in your stash for less than 3 months) and one for at Scrapbook Heaven to use "trash" on your layout! The trash here is the packaging from Pink Paislee stamps. can you spot it? I used it for the journaling is this really subtle graph paper pattern. The papers and lettering and snowflake are all from Scrapbook Heaven's December kit.

This layout attempts to show Sarah at her Christmas Concert. She performed in 2 school Choirs and one of the bands. She loves everything music!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Story Time

i loved these pictures when I saw them. I don't have a lot of pictures of my kids with their grandparents seems like we are always taking pictures of the kids and forget to include jim and me and the grandparents. I think we need to change that!!! I did this layout for a challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap! The challenge was to use sometimes soft/fluffy. I choose to hand cut some felt flowers! My challenge for you... take pictures of your kids with your loved ones!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Thank u card

I made this card for the monthly challenges at Sisterhood of Scrap . This month they have 10 challenges posted! Lots of inspiration! :D This challenge was to use 4 different colors and 4 different papers! I used some Dream Street papers I won a while back! yummy!!!

Saturday, January 08, 2011

how about another sketch

I have been down sick for a week. but I did try to create a few new sketches while I was lying around! Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

My GDT Challenge for Scrapbook Heaven

For my Guest Designer Challenge at Scrapbook Heaven I choose to do a recipe challenge. I challenge to create a layout according to this recipe. You must include these basic "ingredients" but are
free to add your own Flavorings to the recipe :D

1 photo
3 patterned papers
3 flowers

and if you are still thinking about getting a SH you had better hurry. The petite is sold out and there is only 1 left of the Elite kits

by the way that is my daughter Sarah and my niece Ashley in that picture! Aren't they adorable???

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


Can you believe I used the Christmas kit from Scrapbook Heaven to create this layout? I love when a kit has more than one use! I used mini alphas to do my journaling. I really need to get into doing more journaling! But this little bit did the trick ....who what when.... how about you how much journaling do you include... a little? a lot? does it depend on the layout?

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Here is the sketch

This is the sketch I started with for yesterday's layout. I have been doing some sketching again so hoping to share those. I did change this sketch to use 2 landscape pictures instead of the 3 portrait pictures. I also moved the title and the journaling around a bit. That's the lovely thing about sketches. you can change them up any way you choose! If you try out this sketch be sure to share!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Nana's Helpers

I was playing around some more with the December kit from Scrapbook Heaven. I loved the fact that is was a Christmas Kit yet not overly Christmas-y. I don't usually make overly themed layouts so this kit was perfect. I made this layout using the flocked Prima paper in the kit! The nice lady with the 2 casts is my grandmother. She fell at the beginning of December and broke both her wrists. So Sarah and Alyssa were more than happy to help her open her packages on Christmas Eve. I have starting trying my hand at layout sketches again. The sketch for this one is posted at Scrapbook Heaven in the forums.

Sunday, January 02, 2011


WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!! I was asked to be the January Guest Designer for Scrapbook Heaven! I found this site about 6 weeks ago and fell in love! They have monthly crop events and those of you who know me know I love online events! I have been so inspired by their events and now I have the chance to help out and play along with their design team! I can't wait to share my challenge and event creations with you! You really need to check out their kits! That's right I said kits! They have 2 different kits every month! Here is the Elite kitand their Petite Kit....but if you want one you had better hurry as there is only 1 left of each in the store! Stay tuned for more fun! Be sure to stop by and say hi!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year

Hope you all had a safe and Happy New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!!! This card was made for on of the Christmas Crop challenges at Scrapbook Heaven! The Challenge was to make a Serendipity Shape! I chose to cover a flower and add it to a card! :D I love the colors of this Pink Paislee line! Hope all is well in your world!