Friday, April 30, 2010

Princess x Three ~ Savannah ~ Practical Scrappers ~~OMGosh I'm The Winner over at Scrap It With A Song!! -- And I was chosen as one of the Top 3 scoops over at Pile It On!!!! Wooooo Hooooo!! MMM....MMM I want to be Strawberry!!! OMG chosen as a Winner over at PaperPlay Challenges!!!!! And was chosen as one of the Top 3 over at The Pixie Cottage!!!! Wow !!!

 Happy Friday everyone!!  Today is a little sad for me..  It's my last upload as a Designer over at Practical Scrappers..   I have truly enjoyed being associated with this group of talented ladies!! But don't worry,  it looks like the next group is full of talent as well!!!!   You can bet I will definitely be playing in their weekly challenges, and I hope you will to!!!  So, I guess you could say I'm not really leaving, just changing hats!! lol
This weeks Practical Scrappers Challenge is "Buttons"  -  so dig out your buttons and make use of them any way you want to!...I can't wait to see your creative ideas!!!  Remember to get them uploaded over their before tomorrow, (Sat.) at 5:00 pm ET.
For this layout I used more photos of little GD Savannah taken at The Smile House in San Marcos...  I love these action shots and I thought they would be perfect with this layout from Liz Qualman over at My Little Sketch Blook!  If you haven't visited her blog, you don't know what your missing, she has some fabulous sketches!!  I used a couple of buttons on this "girly" layout..  The first one, which is obvious is the large pink flower center.  The other one, you may have to look closely.. It's the little tiny heart over the "i" in Princess.  Here's the rest of my scrappy list:
Basic Grey ~ Two Scoops / Strawberry Smoothie PP
K & Company Life's Journey DP cut and distressed
My Mind's Eye ~ Wild Asparagus vintage style
Color Mates ~ Dark Mostly Mauve CS
Punched with MS Floral Vine Border Punch
Doily sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Tattered Rose and then added
Cotton Candy Stickles
Silhouette ~ Vine
Prima Flowers with
Prima Say It In Pearls
Hobby Lobby flower centers
K&Company ~ Smitten Butterflies ~ Grand Adhesions
Sandylion ~ Disney Princess  Cardstock
Antique Lace
Ellen Krans ~ Soft Spoken Embellishments (Title)

It also qualifies for a few other scrappy challenges out there, which are:
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ 3-D Something
Charisma Cardz ~ Girly with Flower(s)
Crafty Catz ~ Spots (look closely under the photos)
PaperPlay Challenge ~ Pretty Pastels
Quixotic Challenge ~ How Distressing
Rainbow Lady's Challenge ~ Alice in Wonderland (doesn't Savannah look just like Alice?)
Scrap It With a Song ~ Song "Once upon a Dream" theme song for Disney's Sleeping Beauty ~ I went with the "dance" and just the fairy tale theme in general ~ I hope that counts!!!!!:o)
The Pixie Cottage ~ Lots of Flowers
Pile It On ~ Make It Sweet
Our Creative Corner ~ Blooming Blossoms
The Secret Crafter ~ Distressing

Thank you so much for dropping by!!!
You guys are the best!!!!! 
Have a great Friday and even better weekend!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Amanda at 12 years ~ Stuck On U Sketches ~ One of the Top 3 Winners over at Incy Wincy Designs!!

Hello everyone!!
Woo Hoo I finally got to play over at Stuck On U Sketches!!!  This weeks sketch is from Beggahuna,  I luv her work!!! So here's my take on this weeks sketch.  This is my DD Amanda when she was 12,  let's see, that would mean that this taken around 1994...  So long ago, but really seems just like yesterday!!  One more reason to cherish each and every day with your children/family/loved ones, because before you know it, it will be gone. 
Hope you like it....
Here's my scrappy list of things I used:
DoodleBug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
SU Cameo Coral Punched with
MS Deco Fan Border and Corner Punch and then
Stamped with SU En Francais Background Stamp in
SU Cameo Coral Ink
Webster's Pages Lullaby Lane Die Cut ~ Your Life, Beautiful  layered on
Another DoodleBug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
And also stamped the SU En Francais Background Stamp under the photos in
SU Cameo Coral Ink
Prima Teaberry Roses
Prima Melange Peach Flowers
Prima Flutter Vine
Sizzix Swirly Die Cut
Prima Say It In Pearls
Stickles ~ Diamond
DoodleBug ~ Shin-Dig Cardstock Glitter Letters
Creative Imaginations ~ David Walker Numbers and letters
Prima Butterfly
Here are a few challenges this layout qualifies for,
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
Crafty Angels ~ Summer
Creative Card Crew ~ April Showers bring May Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs ~ One of my favorites ~  This would have to be the Webster's Pages...  Which I luv!!
Wee Memories ~ Flowers
Allsorts Challenge ~ Inspiration from photo
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful week!!
I luv your visits, so please come back any time!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Monday, April 26, 2010

Fantastic News!!!!

Happy Monday everyone!!!!
Just wanted to hop on here and let all of you know that I was chosen as one of the new Scrap Team Designers over at The Pink Elephant!!!!  WoooHooo how great is that!!  There's a total of 14 new designers and the talent is out of this world!!  The details still to come!!!
You have to go check out the list of other fabulous ladies...  This is going to be soooo much fun!!
Have a wonderful day!!  I know I will!!
Thanks for dropping by and please stop back by anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Sunday, April 25, 2010

(Levi's) Family ~ 2009 ~ The Pink Elephant Challenge No. 4 ~ Top 3 Winner over at Prairy Fairy Friday!!

Hello everyone!!!!!  IIIIIIII'm baaaaaaaack!!  My SIL and her husband left today, :o( but, we had a wonderful time while they were here.....  Yesterday the kids and grand kids came over for a final get together and it was a picture perfect day...  The weather was just gorgeous!!!  I already miss them, but, we will see them again sometime this summer when we go back for a visit...
Okay on with my layout before I need a tissue.  This is a photo my DIL gave me yesterday and ask me to scrap it for her.  This was taken around Thanksgiving last year probably at her parents.  I also did this for the challenge over at The Pink Elephant, which is to use Chipboard and Paint on your layout...  I had this beautiful Scroll Chipboard piece that I just received in my May Swirlydoos Kit and decided to work round that, and the photo that my DIL Angela, gave me yesterday.  (My son should have taken off that silly cap, so that we could see all of his face!!! oh well!!)  So this is what I came up with... Hope you like it.
It also qualifies for a few challenges which are :
The Pink Elephant ~ Chipboard and Paint
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge ~ Open-Anything Goes
Prairie Fairy Fridays ~ Distressing
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge ~ Distressing
Here's my scrappy list in things I used:
SU Basic Black CS
SU Bravo Burgundy CS
Heidi Swapp ~ World Traveler - Dots ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Prima Handmade paper ~ Natural Obsessions ~ under the photo
Colorbok ~ Transparency Frames
Prima ~ Voila - Felt Ribbon
Prima ~ Glitter Spray - Black Ivy ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Prima ~ Cherry Blossom Branch
Prima ~ Eclatte Flowers
Dusty Attic Decorative Scroll Chipboard ~ (Swirlydoos Kit) which I painted with
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint ~ Antique Linen  and then with
Tim Holtz ~ Aged Mahogany Distress Ink and then sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl
Tuxedo Black ~ Momento Ink ~ (top layer of the scroll)
Creative Imaginations ~ Marah Johnson - Crimson Brads ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Prima Say it in Studs
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful week!!
I luv your visits, so please come back anytime!!!
Hugs :o)
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Friday, April 23, 2010

Love ~ Amanda's Wedding Reception ~ Practical Scrappers ~ Fiber/Floss/Ribbon Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!!  This week's challenge over at Practical Scrappers is Floss, Fibers, & Ribbons.  So what are you waiting for, the Grand Prize winner will receive five digi stamps of their choice from Creations by Penny.  Be sure and upload you fab creation so that we can all see it!!
For my layout I used another photo of DD Amanda's Wedding Reception taken a couple of years ago..  I wish we would get some sunshine so that this would come out brighter, but for now this is the best I can do...  Hope you like it...
Here are a few other challenges that this qualifies for:
Practical Scrappers ~ Floss, Fibers & Ribbons.
ABC ~ S is for Sparkle
Allsorts Challenge ~ In Stitches
Crafty Catz ~ Stitching
Crafty Creations ~ Distressing
Little Red Wagon ~ Ruffles
Simon Says Challenge ~ Things With Wings
Here is a list of scrappy things I used on this layout:
SU Bravo Burgundy CS
DoodleBug Design ~ Beetle Black ~ Crushed Velvet CS
Prima ~ Paradise City Collection ~ "Fruity Jungle"
Doily sprayed with
Tattered Angels ~ Coffee Shop Glimmer Mist and
Tattered Angels ~ Iridesent Gold Glimmer Mist
Under the photo is a Teresa Collins 8" x 8" Ornate Frame Transparnecy
Nocturne Ornate Frame Overlay Transparancy ~ over the photo
Heidi Swapp ~ Words ~ Bling
Prima Say It In Crystals
Prima Say It In Pearls
Silhouette ~ Leaf Flourish
SU Kiwi Kiss CS
Prima Flowers
Eyelet Ribbon
Burgundy Ribbon
Lace Ribbon
Cutttlebug Floral Borders
SU Basic Black CS
Sewed around the outer edges with sewing machine and around the circle
Butterfly from Hobby Lobby
Pink looking leaves ~ Swirlydoos Kit

I will visit as soon as I can, but for now I'm entertaining my SIL and BIL from Oklahoma..  When she and my DH get together you don't know what's going to happen...  But it's all fun!!! 
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
And please come back and visit me anytime....   I promise to try and get another layout done soon!!!  :o)
Huga :o)
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Monday, April 19, 2010

I will be MIA for a week or two!!

Just a note to let you all know that I won't be doing much scrapping/blogging this week.  I had the little ones last week for 3 days and then my daughter's baby shower was all day Saturday.  So the only scrapping I got to do was on Sunday, and the only layouts I did were for my next two Friday Challenges over at Practical Scrappers.   My SIL and her husband are coming down from OK this week so I won't be able to scrap this next weekend either.  But I can't wait for them to get here.  They are sooo much fun!!  We're going to do a lot of visiting, touring and eating, I'm not for sure in what order!!! lol  So unfortunately my scrapbooking is being put on the back burner.  :o(   I really, really wanted to squeeze in some of the fantastic challenges, and beautiful sketches, but I guess I'll have to play another time!! 
Hugs to all!!
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Friday, April 16, 2010

The look @ four ~ Practical Scrappers Glitter/Bling Challenge

Hello everyone, another week has gone by and it's time for me to upload the layout I designed for this weeks challenge over at Practical Scrappers..  This week we are  using Bling/Glitter on our projects!!  WOW, I think this has got to be my most favorite challenge!!!  I Luuuuuuv Bling and Glitter!!!  We're also having a Spring Challenge Blog Hop. Practical Scrappers will be the first stop on the blog hop! All the blogs involved have a variety of prizes to give away during this hop so you don't want to miss a thing. All the blogs are giving away prizes this week for participants at their site.  So be sure and check it out!!!!
Okay, now this is a photo of little GD Savannah taken on Easter..  I think she looks so much older than her 4 years 9 months...   All I can say is ~  Dad you better watch out!!!! 
Here are a few challenges this layout qualifies for:
Practical Scrappers ~ Glitter/Bling
Creatalicious Challenges ~ Flowers and Wings
Cute Card Thursday ~ Touchy Feely (Texture of any kind!!)

Here's my scrappy list of items I used on this beauty!!
K&Company Paper Doll Die Cut Paper ~ I used 3 sheets - 2 of the same for the base and then the one on top.
Paper Doily ~ sprayed with Tttered Angels Glimmer Mist Pearl and then sprinkled with
DoodleBug Sugar Coating Lilac Glitter
SU More Mustard CS and Ink stamped with
SU En Francais BG Stamp
The circle is from a piece of scrap that was not labeled
SU Whisper White CS ~ Gate cut with Cricut Heritage Cartridge stamped
with SU Weathered BG Stamp with 
SU Pretty In Pink Ink
And sprinkled with DoodleBug Sugar Coating Lily White Glitter
Prima Say It In Crystals
Silhouette ~ for cutting the More Mustard frame under the photo..
Leaves are cut from My Mind's Eye ~ Wild Asparagus with the Silhouette
Silk Flowers
Pearl centers
Prima Flowers 
all flowers are sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl
Lace ~ Off White and Pink
Heidi Grace Designs ~ Rub Ons
Thickers ~Sprinkles Glitter Letter Stickers ~ Lavender
Prima Butterfly 
Thanks so much for dropping by and please check out the other projects over at Practical Scrappers. 
Have a wonderful day!!
Come back anytime!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Cara's Wedding Card ~ Top 3 Winner at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog

Hi everyone!!  Here's a card I made for my Niece who is getting married in about a month..  I'm showing you her invitation so that you won't think I lost my mind and just pulled these colors out of nowhere!! lol  This came together very quickly, mainly because I thought the pattern on the invitation and the SU Medallion would work very nicely together.  The Kiwi Kiss Green may be a little darker, but still I think it's a close match...
Here's the list of scrappy items I used:
SU Basic Black CS
SU Kiwi Kiss CS and Ink
SU So Swirly Jumbo Wheel
SU Whisper White
SU Medallion Background Stamp
Zing Black Embossing Powder
Colobok ~ Nocturne Transparency Frame
K & Company ~ Forever Yours ~ Grand Adhesions
SU Ribbon
Creative Imaginations ~ Art Warehouse ~ Epoxy  Sentiment
Decorative Corner Punch
This also qualifies for the Creative Inspirations Challenge ~ Lime Green and Black
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful day!!
Please come back and visit me anytime!!!!!
Hugs  :o) 
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Monday, April 12, 2010

Amanda's Wedding Reception ~ Scrapbook Make-Over ~ Winner of The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge No. 2

Hello everyone, this is for the scrapbook make-over challenge over at The Pink Elephant.  The challenge is called: "Time for Ella to give her Scrapbook a Scrap Make-Over!"
This weeks challenge is to take an old layout and give it a Make-Over!
We can take the whole thing apart, or just add to it!  

WOW, I'm a little embarrassed to show you this before photo!!  It looks like I just got up and left without finishing it!!!!   This is a layout I did this last summer for my DD Amanda's Wedding Reception Album.. I gave her the Wedding Ceremony Album, but I don't have many pages done for the Reception Album, yet...  I needed a break...  Boy did I!!!   It looks like I was running out of steam, or embellies, one or the other!!!  LOL   Actually, I think this was before I discovered the wonderful world of Prima Flowers and Say It In Crystals...and all of those other amazing embellies that I love soooooooooooo much!!!! 
You can pretty much tell what I added here... 
Here is the list of the original scrappy things I used:
Bazill ~ Sassy
Once Upon a Time ~ Botanical Script DP
Bazzill ~ Romantic Mauve
Bazzill ~ Sandbox
The Paper Company ~ Brown Shimmer
SU Razzleberry ~ Lemonade
SU Pale Plum Ink
SU Border Punch
Making Memories ~ Brad Combo Mocha Paperie
Jenni Bowlin Bingo Card ~ mini brown

And here's what I added to the "After" layout!
I took off the old flowers and then added
Prima Flowers
Prima Say It In Crystals
Silhouette Vine
True Love Hearts
The Black embellie is part of a hair comb from Hobby Lobby...
And then I doodled around some of the edges with my white gel pen....
Hope you like the new version!!  I do!!
I also found a few challenges that this will qualify for, which are:
The Pink Elephant ~ Make-Over
Totally Paper Crafts ~ Distressing
Crafty Angels ~ My favorite thing ~ Prima Flowers & Primas Say It In Crystals
Totally Gorjuss ~ Add Some Texture
SophistiCat Challenge ~  Distressing
The Corrosive Challenge Blog ~ Texture
Pals Paper Arts ~ Flowers
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful week!!
And please stop back by any time!!
Hugs  :o)
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Amanda's Baby Shower Card ~ Mo's Digi Image

Hello everyone!!  Hope you're having a wonderful day!  It's just tooo bad the weekend is almost over.  Here is a card I made for my DD Amanda's Baby Shower for next Saturday.  When I saw this cute digi from Mo's Digital Pencil Too, I knew I had to have it for this card...  It's just such a sweet image...
Here's a challenge that this qualifies for:
Allsorts Challenge Blog ~ Petals & Pearls
Here's my scrappy list of items:
SU Barely Banana CS
Martha Stewart Baby Boy Multimedia Pad (The Gingham and the Dotted Layers)
SU So Saffron DSP
MS Eyelet Lace Border and Corner Punch
Spellbinders  Megabilities Long Classic Scalloped Rectangle ~Small
Mo's Digi ~ Mother to be #1
Stickles ~ Stormy Night
Prima Say It In Crystals
Prima Painterly Petals Hydrangeas
Doodlebug sugar coated brads
Cute Baby Buggy Ribbon from Michaels
MS Gingham Bow
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful week!!
And come back and visit me any time!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Saturday, April 10, 2010

2 Page Baby Boy Blank Layout!

Hi everyone, hope your Saturday went well!!  It was beautiful here in south/central Texas, but I didn't get to enjoy much of it...  I am stressing out on everything I need to get done in the next 2 weeks..  I don't know about you, but when I have so many projects to get done, I seem to waste a lot of time just trying to decide which one to do first...  Since Amanda's Baby Shower is next Saturday, I thought I should get her shower card and maybe these layouts done this weekend, because Wed. Thurs. and Fri. I have the little grand kids and I KNOW I won't be scrapping on those days...  So tomorrow I will try and get the baby shower card done..  Then I will only have 2 Layouts, 1 Wedding Card, and 2 Mother's Day Cards, and any other layouts I want to throw in there... 
Anyway, I know 4 people who are expecting a baby, and 3 of them are boys, and the 4th one doesn't want to know.  She's due next month...  Anyway, I thought it would be a nice gift to do a couple of scrap book layouts, but leave plenty of space for them to personalize it!!!  So this is my first set, I'm not for sure who I'm going to give it to...  Maybe Amanda next Saturday, maybe not!  May want to scrap her little one with actual photos..  Just don't know yet!!
This also qualifies for a few challenges out there, which are:
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ One for the Boys
My Time to Craft ~ On The Spot
Creative Inspirations Wednesdays ~ Green ~ Brown ~ Blue
Pile It On ~ Say It With Words ~ No Image
Here's my scrappy list of items I used on this sweet 2 page baby boy layout
SU Chocolate Chip CS
SU Delicate Dots DSP
Bazzill Scallop Green CS (Textured)
The Paper Studio Boy Patchwork PP
Martha Stewart Baby Boy Multimedia Pad ~ Dotted Green
Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities ~  Curved Rectangles
Bazzill Paper Flowers
Doodlebug Sugar Coated Brads
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis Punch
Paper Bliss ~ Baby (Title)
Sizzix Swirly Die Cut
Thickers ~ Sprinkles Vinyl Letters
Su Brown Marker
Thanks so much for dropping by, and I would love to hear your thoughts on these.  Do you think they would make nice gifts or not??
I love your visits, so please drop back by anytime....
Hugs  :o)
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Savannah ~ I Believe in Fairy Tales ~ Top 5 Winner over at MelJen's Designs

Hello everyone!!!  Another Friday, and another wonderful challange over at Practical Scrappers!!  This week we are using markers ~ any kind/any color!!  I used three (3) different kinds on this sweet layout of GD Savannah.  I used Copic Marker ~ brown~ to color in the word BELIEVE that was already printed on this beautiful Webster's Pages~Winter's Wings Vellum paper, but then I used stickles over it and you can't see it very well, but it did make it darker and that was what I was after anyway...  Then I used my Inkssentials Opaque White Pen to doodle around the photo, and finally I used my SU Rose Red Marker around the edges of the large flowers.....
This is yet another photo of little Savannah that was taken the end of January, 2010, at The Smile House in San Marcos...  She looooooves to dress up, so her mother decided to do a setting with her dressed in her princess dress...  I think they turned out adorable..  I hope you like it!!!!  
Here are a few challenges this layout qualifies for:
Practical Scrappers ~ Markers
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Sparkle with Butterfly or fairy or angel
Quixotic Challenges ~ The Joy of Spring
Meljen's Designs ~ Girly Colors
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Has a challenge MOST unusual thing you have ever used on a layout. ~ the Hobby Lobby pearl hairpick in the lower left hand corner...
Here's my scrappy list of things I used:
We R Memory Keepers ~ Tiffany's  ~ I know you can't really see this layer from the photo, but believe me it does show up under the vellum  IRL..
Webster's Pages ~ Winter's Wings Vellum
SU Chocolate Chip CS
Prima ~ Flights of Fancy Collection ~ Tiptoe PP
Inkssentials Opaque White Pen
SU Rose Red Marker
Jewelry Box Glitter Letters ~ Bubblegum
Say It In Crystals ~ Pink
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima Painterly Petals Hydranges
K&Company ~ Smitten Butterflies
Doodle Bug Sugar Coated Brads
Pearl Cluster is from the Wedding Dept. at HL
Thanks so much for dropping by, and please go check out the other DT projects at Practical Scrappers!  And remember you have until 5:00 PM Saturday to upload your own gorgeous project using markers, so what are you waiting for!!!! :o)
And don't forget, Practical Scrappers is looking for new talent for the next DT..  Check it out here!!!!
Have a wonderful Friday!
And please come back and visit anytime, I would luv to hear from you!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Monday, April 5, 2010

These boots were made for walking... ~ Practical Scrappers Sketch Challenge

Hello everyone!!  I hope you had a wonderful Easter and now it's back to the old grindstone for most of us!!!  I created this layout from this weeks sketch over at Practical Scrappers..  It's another awesome sketch from Ann-Katrin!!  Here is her sketch!! 
Everytime I look at these cute photos of my GD Savannah and her Aunt, my DD Amanda, that were taken Christmas, 2007, I can't help but think of the Nancy Sinatra song "These Boots Were Made For Walking"!!!! lol  So, that's what I decided to call this layout!!!    Savannah already has most of us wrapped around her little finger, it's just going to be a matter of time before she "walks all over" us, too!!!   lol  She really is a sweetheart!!!   
One more thing I have to get off of my chest ~ First of all, this song was just a little before my time!!  And second,  I was having a little trouble putting a title to this layoutt...  I went to the web to get the song  lyrics and then I printed it off, (memory not as good as it used to be) so I would get it right on the layout!!  Has anyone ever noticed or even wondered why the title is "These Boots Were Made For Walking", but the lyrics say "these boots are made for walking" , and I don't see anywhere in the song where they use were made for walking..  So what's up with that???  It's just tooo confusing for my little brain!!!  So I decided the title would be the same as the song, but the words are like what's in the song...   Okay, enough already about the song  ~ I hope you like the layout as much as I liked creating it!! 
This layout also qualifies for a few of the challenges floating around out there in blog land, which are:
Creative Card Crew Challenge ~ Vintaged / Aged  ~ I did a lot of distressing on this one!!
Meljen's Designs ~ Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday ~ Anything Goes
Here is my list of scrappy things I used, and I used a lot of Basic Grey PP on this one:
Basic Grey ~ Eva ~ Monarchy
Basic Grey ~ Eva ~ Decadent
Basic Grey ~ Eva ~ Noble
Basic Grey ~ Eve ~ Dauphin
Daisy D's ~ Nursery Pink Polka Dot
SU Kiwi Kiss CS
Basic Grey ~ LilyKate Letters
Prima Flutter Vine
Silk Flowers
Prima Say It In Pearls ~ Pink

Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by!!  If you like it, please let me know, or, if you don't like it let me know!!!  Be sure and check other layouts  the girls did using this sketch over at Practical Scrappers!!  If you use the sketch, please upload it so we all can see your beautiful work!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Saturday, April 3, 2010

Amanda ~ One Competitive Little Girl ~ Stuck On U Sketches

Hello everyone!!  It's a gorgeous day here in south/central Texas, the temperature is 85 degrees!!  It looks like we may just skip over spring again, and go right into summer!  That's okay with me, I like warmer/hotter weather better than  cold weather!!
Here is a layout I did for the sketch challenge over at  Stuck On U Sketches.  This week the sketch is by Jolene Pienaar. And what a beautiful sketch it is!!!!

The photos are of my daughter when she was 6 years old and we lived in New Mexico. That would have been 22 years ago!!  (Wow, now I'm really feeling depressed..  That's my baby!!)  She was so happy in this photo because her team had just won a little baton twirling competition...  Can you believe I still have this little outfit.....  Anyway, after that, I enrolled her in gymnastics and wow, did she do good.  She was competing in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruses, Carlsbad...  and had just moved up from Level 5 to Level 6 and she was only 7 years old when we moved here to Texas..   She has quite the collection of trophies and ribbons!!! And it all started right here when she was 6 years old.
This layout also qualifies for a few challenges, which are:
The Craft Garden ~ Pastel Colors
Here is a  list of scrappy things I used on this layout:
SU Sage Shadow CS and Ink
Webster's Pages ~ Life's Portrait ~ Pure Grace
My Minds Eye DP Pack ` The top 2 layers that are punched with
MS Deco Fan Border and Corner Punch
K&Company Embossed Stickers ~ BW Brianna Florals
K&Company Embossed Stickers ~ Ashford Borders and Corners
Tim Coffey Embossed Stickers ~ Traditional Butterflies
Prima ~ Say It In Crystals
Prima Painterly Petals Hydrangeas
Creative Imaginations ~ David Walker Letter Stickers
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonderful weekend/Easter!!
Drop back by anytime ~ I luv your visits!!!
Hugs  :o)
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! A Royal Proclamation!!

I have been crowned Queen Fern by her royal highness Queen Sandi! Sandi Clarkson a/k/a Soft Side of Sandi is always willing to share her talent with all the subjects in the blogging kingdom and beyond! Please check out her queendom at

Now it is my royal decree as Queen Fern to Crown another Royal Crafting Queen..... I have searched the kingdoms far and wide for worthy ladies and gentlemen that share the desire to pass their crafting love and skills to all the subjects in the kingdom without royal fees or taxes and have found these worthy subjects...

To wear your crown the new Queen must link their blog to the sender of this blog and any future Queens they crown. . If you've been crowned, please send an email to Queen Cindy at and along with your web or blog address and the website of whoever crowned you, so you can be listed as a Royal Blogger. (If you need the "King" version of the award, let Queen Cindy know and she will email it to you.)

I hope you will proudly display this award on your site, and I thank you for being such a benevolent Queen or King who is so generous to your loyal subjects!

And now for the crowning ceremony, I would like to send you to the following:

Agnes at

Flowerdisco a/k/a Agnes has got to be one of the sweetest Royal Subjects out there in all of blog land, and I truly believe that she will wear the crown proudly!!!
Hugs to all!!!!
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Beach Bums ~ Practical Scrappers Rub On Challenge

Happy "Good" Friday Everyone!!
Because it's Friday, you know what that means for me ~ It's time for me to upload my layout for this weeks challenge over at Practical Scrappers!!!!  This weeks challenge it Rub Ons!!!  Even if you are not a fan of rub ons you probably have some just laying around waiting for you to use. So here's a great reason to do just that! Be sure and upload your FAB creations so that we all can see it!!!!   The deadline to enter is Saturday at 5 pm Eastern Time.
Well I wasn't a fan of rub ons either, but I really had a lot of fun with this layout.  The photos are from 1998 and they are of me and my husband when we went to Florida..  It was just the two of use and we had a blast..   The photos aren't very good,  cameras have gotten sooooooo much better than they were then, and we were soooooo much younger and soooooooo much skinnier.... lol  .. 
On this layout, the Palm Trees, the 2 small orange flowers, and the 2 birds are rub-ons designed by Tip of the Brush (Tropical Time). And the title "Beach Bum" and the sun are from The Paper Studio (Travel) Rub-Ons..  I added the "s" to the word Bum, and that was just a sticker.  Here's what else I used on this layout:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
We R Memory Keepers Sunsplashed  (Designed exclusively for Archiver's)
SU Old Olive CS
Lots of stickles
Hambly Screen Prints ~ Urban Chic Frames
Footprints are from K&Company
Here are a few challenges this will qualify for:
Practical Scrappers ~ Rub-Ons
The Pink Elephant  (Their first scrapbook challenge!!!)~ Favorite Scrapbook Technique ~ Would have to be Distressing!!!!
Little Red Wagon ~ Rolling into Spring
Papertake Weekly ~ Open
Simon Says ~ Distressing
Also, if you haven't been over at the Practical Scrappers blog you will want to do that right away and see the fabulous projects the other DT members made using rub-ons...   Also I want to let you all know that right now as I type this, Practical Scrappers is looking for the next new team to begin May 1.  If you think you may even be a little interested, by all means try out!!!  You will have a blast!!!  Okay here's the info   Be sure and check it out over on the Practical Scrappers Challenge Blog too:
Are you interested in being a designer for Practical Scrapper
We will have a new term beginning May 1st and lasting until July 31st.
To apply please do the following:
1: Become a follower of Practical Scrappers
2: Sign up for the Practical Scrappers Message Board
3: Read the Design Team Guidelines available at the link on the sidebar over at PS Blog
4: Email Christine at with the following information: Your name, blog address, & message board name. Please also tell us if you have any other special talents including making videos or making sketches.
Deadline to apply is April 18th
So what are you waiting for!!  Now's your big chance to show off your talent, you will have sooo much fun, and the other girls are just sooooooo nice!!! 
Just want to thank you all for dropping by!!!
Have a wonderful day, and a Happy Easter!!!!
If you enjoyed your visit, please come back soon.   I would love to hear from you anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Colten's Easter Card ~ WOW It made the Top 5 over at Cupcake Craft Challenge

Hi Everyone!!  I finally finished Colten's Easter Card!!  Yea!!!  Not real fancy, but remember, he's only 16 months old, so I think he will love the little bunny!! This is a stamp from SU and it's called Serene Spring.  I stamped the image twice so that I could cut the little bunny out and pop him up, like he's looking out of the basket...  Hope you like it!!
This also looks like it will qualify for a few of the challenges out there, which are:
Cute Card Thursday ~ So Egg - citing ~  Easter theme or use an egg shape
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ Spring or Easter with lots of Chocolate
 Here's my scrappy list:
SU Close to Cocoa CS
SU Apricot Appeal CS
My Minds Eye ~ DP
My Minds Eye ~ Jen Wilson's Girly Green PP
SU Serene Spring Stamp Set
SU Well Scripted Stamp Set
SU Whisper White CS
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Spellbinders ~ Large Deckled Rectangles
The Paper Studio Alphabet Punches
Doodle Bug Sugar Coated Brads
MS 3 Dot Border Punch
Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Have a wonder evening!!
If you get a chance, I would love to see you again!!!
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