Thursday, September 30, 2010

Zach ~ The Pink Elephant

Hi everyone!!  It's Thursday and that means it's time for me to show you what I created for Ella's Pink Scrapbook (aka TPE)..  First of all I guess I need to tell you what the challenge is ...  :o)  It's a Recipe Challenge and you are to use ~ Light Aqua, Patterned Paper and your favorite Embellishment....
Here's what I came up with.... 
Are these just not the cutest photos of my littlest GS Zach!!!!  Photo taken July 23, 2010 and he's 1 month old and such a sweetie, and yes,  he's one "cool lil guy"!!  Just look at that hair, he looks like he has a mohawk in the bottom circle!!  :o)
Here are a few close ups:
Here are a couple of the flower centers I made with the i Top...  I love this thing and I can see so many ways to dress up a page.. I will be using it again for sure!!  You can also see some of the Martha Stewart Daisy Fan Border Punch work!

Here's something else I just luv...  Zach's name was cut with the QuicKutz Expresso Cookie Cutter Dies...  I luv this font and I think it's a wonderful size for layouts...
Here you can see the velvet Webster's Trim that I framed the main photo with and you can also see the Sizzix -Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes...
Here are a few other challenges this will quality for:
Ella's Pink Scrapbook ~ Recipe Challenge (Light Aqua, Designer Paper and Favorite Embellishment)
Creative Card Crew ~ Bloomin' Marvelous
Alphabet Challenge ~ V for Vintage
Anything Goes ~ Going Round In Circles
Little Red Wagon ~ Make your own embellishment (I used the i Top to make the covered centers for the flowers)
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge ~ Circles
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Embellish It (at least 3 flowers)

Here is my scrappy list of things I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
BoBunny ~ Abbey Road Truffle
SU Sage Shadows CS
MS Daisy Fan Border Punch
Webster's Pages Designer Trim
American Crafts Ribbon
i Top Custom Brad Topper
Small Brads
Paper Flowers
Tim Holtz ~ Sizzix~ Elegant Flourishes
Thanks for dropping by and be sure and be sure and check out the other design team members to see what they did with this yummy recipe.....  We would love for you play along, remember to share so we can all see...  Also just a reminder ~  you have 2 weeks to play...  Should be plenty of time for you to create your own masterpiece!!!! 
Drop by anytime I would love to hear from you!!
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Published November, 2010 in Scrapbook News & Review ~ Wanted ~ Sketches In Thyme No. 16

Hi everyone!  It's Thursday and I have something to share that is very special to me...  Today we have a new sketch challenge over at Sketches In Thyme and it's another fantastic layout from  Helen Croft at Scrap a Little Sketches

 Tomorrow is my Dad's 81st Birthday and I wanted to make him something special..  Last week my husband was looking through our old photos and found this photo of my dad taken about 25 years ago when my mom and dad were on one of the many trail rides they used to go on...   This is my dad riding Bullet, which was my horse when I  lived at home...    I knew right away that this was the perfect photo for this sketch!!!  I have already mailed it hoping he will get it before tomorrow...  My mom asked me not to frame it because of the glass, so instead I put it in a heavy duty sleeve so that it can be tacked to a bulletin board...  I do hope he enjoys it!!

Here are a few close ups:

Here you can see some of my distressing, the lasso I used for my circle

Here you can see the recycled mesh which is part of a bow from a package that I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Chocolate Covered Cherries.. You can also see the layer I cut with my Silhouette that is layered behind the photo... I also sprayed this with the Glimmer Mist...  The SU Chocolate Chip CS is torn with one of those rulers with the jagged edges..

Here we have a close up of the chipboard flourish which is popped up on pop dots to fit over the lasso rope..  You can also see some more of the misted netting..

And finally here is the Sizzix Die Cut "wood sign" which I distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Distressing Ink and added alphabet stickers and brads.. this is also popped up for dimension....

Here are a few challenges this layout will qualify for:
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz ~ Chocolate and Green
The ABC Challenge ~ D is for Distressing

Here is the scrappy list of things I used:
The Paper Company Double Sided Mulberry Chocolate/Tan
Scrapbookers Painted Page ~ Wanted ~ (2 pages) I cut the WANTED out and popped it up over the one printed on the page...
Recycled Fiber Mesh sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Chocolate Covered Cherries
SU Chocolate Chip CS
Tim Holtz Distressing Ink ~ Vintage
Small Rope
Silhouette to cut the design behind the picture and love you.
Alphabet Stickers (no. 1 Dad)
Sizzix Die (wood sign)

Thank you so much for stopping by and please go check out what the other Mavens did with this wonderful sketch...  We would love to have you play along and remember the more challenges you play the more chances you have winning this fabulous prize from Tanya....

YUMMY!!!  So what are you waiting for...  Can't wait to see what you come up with.. be sure and upload it so we can all see!!
Stop back by anytime... I love hearing from you!!!!

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Friday, September 17, 2010

Spring fever ~ Colten ~ Stuck On U Sketches

Happy Friday everyone!!!  I'm soooo excited because this is my first post as one of the new designers over at Stuck On U Sketches!!!  And boy do they know how to start us off right..   Why? you ask.. because our first sketch is a beautiful 2 pager ~ from Sketchy Thursdays,
 and ~ just look at the photos you can use on this one.....  So for all of you who love to do 2 pagers and to use multiple photos this one's for you!!!  And for those of you who are a little hesitant, remember, you have 2 weeks to play, and that's plenty of time to make something wonderful...  Please dont' forget to upload all of your fabulous creations so we can all see them!!! 

Here's my take on this week's sketch.. 
The photo's are of my little GS Colten and his daddy, and was taken March 28, 2010...  It seemed like this year stayed a little cooler than usual around springtime, and the grand kids were sooo wanting to play in their fort/sandbox/boat that their grandpa had built them...  This was really the first time this year that their mommy would let them go outside and play for any length of time...   Colten was having a blast!! His daddy would put him up on the slide and then let him slide down ~ and he would just laugh and laugh!!  While I was putting this layout together I kept trying to wipe the sand off of Colten's  You can see why below....

Okay moving on... Here are a few close ups ~ actually, here are the two pages individually...
This is the left side...

Here's the right side... 
As you can see I did a lot of distressing on these two pages..  To me it just makes this one more boyish!!  The chipboard flourish on the bottom left and top right is from Dusty Attic...  I don't think I have a close up of it...

Here's a close up of the cute sun I cut out with the Silhouette SD... I think it's soo cute...  And of course here's a close up of Colten, and he's also toooo cute.....  There is one of my crumpled prima flowers, and you can also see the fun paper I got in my Swirlydoos kit this month... It's got butterflies, cocoons and worms all over it, and it worked out perfectly for this "little guy" page!!

I used the Silhouette SD to cut the word Spring out..  Here is a close up of more of my distressing...

This tree is from Webster's Pages and I inked it with SU Always Artichoke Ink.. You can also see one of the K&Company Butterflies here...

And finally this is a fun sticker I found and just look at the colors ~ they are perfect for this layout...  And another K&Company Butterfly..  I think I used 4 total...

Here are a few other challenges that this will qualify for:
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Fall Colors
Alphabet Challenge ~ U for Unused stash ~ I have had this graphic 45 paper for quite a while but just couldn't find the right photos to go with it...  I always buy 2 pieces of paper when I buy just in case I want to use the other side on the same layout... Good thing I did, it turned out perfect for this 2 pager..  The sticker (100% Boy) is also very old....

Here is my scrappy list!
Graphic 45 ~ Domestic Goddess Collection ~ Tea Time
Graphic 45 ~ Renaissance Faire Collection ~ Tudor Rose
SU Really Rust
SU Haiku Designer Series Paper7 gypsies paper (butterflies with cocoons and worms..) ~ from this months swirlydoos kit..
SU So Saffron ~ sun  ~ cut with
Silhouette SD and
sponged with SU So Saffron ink
Webster's Pages ~ Nature's Storybook ~ tree inked with
SU Always Artichoke ink
SU Basic Black CS ~ Spring which was also cut with
Silhouette SD
MS Garden Trellis Punch
K & Company SW Nature Insect - Butterflies
Creative Imaginations ~ Boy (sticker)
Dusty Attic ~ Tribal Border - cut in half
Deja Views ~ Alphabet Stickers
Prima Flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Tea Die and Weathered Wood
Thanks for dropping by and please check out the fabulous layouts from the other girls..  I guarantee you won't be disappointed..  We would also love for you to play along...  Remember you have 2 weeks to play and if you do, please upload it so we all can see....
I will be back later today to check out their fabulous layouts...  I am spending the day at the Creative Scrapbook Convention in San Marcos today!!   I'm taking 3 classes and then plan on doing a little shopping, yeah right, who am I kidding.... A LOT of shopping!!!  :o)
Stop by anytime I love to hear from you...
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Savannah - First Day of Kindergarten ~ The Pink Elephant Challenge No. 24

Hi everyone!!  It's Thursday and we have another Theme Challenge over at Ella's Pink Scrapbook...(AKA The Pink Elephant)..  And this weeks theme is "Back To School"...  This year little GD Savannah started Kindergarten... and my DIL sent me these photos of her first day...  Too cute.. and you can see that little GS Colten was not left out...
This was just an all around fun layout to do..  As most of you know, this is not my normal style, but this is definitely Savannah!!  And since this is her layout I figured I would play off of her personality and go all out using the bright colors, the chipboard embellies.. (which she loves to play with when she comes over).  I also add a few fun buttons and some bright pink ribbon...   This layout has BoBunny written all over it... or, should I say   ..stuck all over it...!!!  lol

Here are a few close ups:
As I said earlier the journaling is what my DIL sent to me by email along with the photos...   I journaled on BoBunny     , layered it on SU      and then popped it up with pop dots... 

This has got so much 3-D going on here... This is the bottom right corner....

Here's another corner with a chipboard flourish.. (Top left)

And here's the last corner... (Top right)

And finally here is a close up of the buttons, which are also on BoBunny chipboard circles...

This layout qualifies for a few challenges, which are:
The Pink Elephant ~ Theme--Back to School
ABC Challenge ~ Distressing

Here is my scrappy list of things I used:
SU Pixie Pink CS
BoBunny Petal Pushers
The Paper Studio ~ Glossy Flowers Pink ~ large circle
SU Basic Black CS
BoBunny Peacock Lane Stripe ~ (I used the lime green side)
BoBunny Petal Pushers ~ Stripe (under the photos)
BoBunny Petal Pushers ~ Combo Stickers
BoBunny Petal Pushers Chipboard embellies
Ribbon from The Robert Stanley Collection

Thanks for dropping by...  Be sure and check out the other wonderful layouts from the Design Team...  And remember our challenges are running every two (2) weeks now, and that's plenty of time to put something together... We would love for you to play along...  If you do, don't forget to upload it over at TPE so we can all see it... 
Be sure and stop back by tomorrow for my first SOUS DT layout!!
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thank Heaven for Little Girls ~ Sketches In Thyme Challenge ~~ YEA - I made the Top 5 over at Scrap It With A Song!!

SKETCHES IN THYME ~ Challenge No. 14
Happy Thursday everyone!!!  I've had a wonderful week of scrapping and today will be my first day on the "A" Team over at Sketches In Thyme!!  I think this will work out sooo much better now that TPE has gone to every other Thursday...  Now I will have just one layout for Thursday!!!  And what a sketch this is..  It's another fabulous Helen Croft - Scrap A Little Sketch... And for those who like to scrap multiple pictures, well, this one is for you!!   Here's the sketch:

and here's what I came up with......

This is another photo I pulled out of archives..... this one is of Savannah taken on December 10, 2005.. So that would make her about 4 1/2 months old... adorable... and soooo happy!!

Here are a few close ups!!

Here is the Fancy Pants Glitter Frame...  I just love to use these..  just another way to add more sparkle!!   It looks like the little moo cow is sharing a secret with Savannah!! lol

Here is a close of up the Prima vine I used... I cut it into 1 1/2 " to 2" lengths.. just wanted a little cluster of flowers...
Here is the Basic Grey Sticker with a ribbon and pearl border.. I also used a few of the flowers from the prima vine..  This is all popped up on pop dots..  You can also see a close up of the border I punched with Martha Stewart Flower Shower punches.. See the glitter on the paper??

Here you can see the doilies which are sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl, the lace and pearl ribbon, and one of the Prima Say It In Crystal Swirls!!

Oh wow, I almost forgot to show you what you're playing for this month..  This is a fabulous prize package from sweet Maven Tanya..  Just look at all of the fun paper here...  Remember, the more challenges you play in, the more chances you have to win..

This layout qualifies for a few other challenges out there, which are:
Sketches In Thyme ~ Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Animal Crackers - Anything with an animal on it...  She is holding a little cow...
Allsorts Challenge ~ New Beginnings
Alphabet Challenge ~ Scallops ~ frame has scallops around it...
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge ~ Color Challenge
Scrap It With A Song ~ Disney's Tarzan - You'll Be In My Heart by Phil Collins.. I took the lines ---For one so small  - you seem so strong....
Craft Your Days Away ~ Girlie N' Glitter

Here's my scrappy list of things I used:
Stampin Up Basic Black CS
We R Memory Keepers ~ Tiffany's Glitter Design Paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl
Decorative Trim
Basic Grey Element Stickers "Sugared"
Prima Vine (cut apart)
Prima Say It In Crystals
Fancy Pants Glitter Cuts (Frame)
MS Flower Shower Border and Corner Punch
Thanks so much for stopping by and please go and check out the beautiful layouts from the other Mavens!!
And please stop back by anytime!!
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I've been published!!

OMGoodness with everything going on this month I forgot to post some exciting news...  I've been published in the Scrapbook News and Review!!!  They actually chose 4 of my layouts ~ WHOOO HOOO..  This is my first time to be published and I still can't believe it!!


Pretty Chic:

Thanks for dropping by...
Be sure and check back tomorrow for my Sketches In Thyme layout...

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Charming, Adorable and ever so sweet!!! SOUS Sketch ~~ Yea - I made the Top 3 over at The Sisterhood!! WOOOOHOOOO this layout was published in Scrap n' Art Magazine- Winter 2010-2011!!!!

Hi everyone!!  I am so happy I had some time to play with the fantastic sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches...

Here's their sketch and it's a beauty so be sure to check it out and play along, remember you have 2 weeks!!!

I used the paper from the September's Swirlydoos kit... I just love this kit!!! 
The photos are of little GD Savannah taken April, 2006 when she was 8 months old...  She was/is such a sweetie!!!!

Here's a close up of the flower cluster.  I used a Prima Flutter Vine and Swirlydoos Classic Miniature Paper Roses-Red. 

Here is a close up of the Prima Say It In Crystal Bling and The Paper Studio La Petites 3D Butterfly...

And here is one of the lace frames I made...  I added the letters but the glitter frame was already on the paper...

I cut this out of one of the sheets of pp and popped it up.. You can't really tell but it is framed with red glitter!!  The flower is from Prima..
This layout also qualifies for a few other challenges, which are:
Anything Goes Challenge ~ Say It With Flowers
A Pocket Full of Posies ~ Floral Fantasy
Crafty Emmas ~ Floral Frenzy
Fun at Fairy Knoll ~ Vintage Glam
Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ Vintage Summer
Crafts and Me Challenge ~ Gems and Sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Anything but a card
Here is a list of scrappy things I used:
My Minds Eye ~ Lost & Found-Union Square "Moments" Charming Paper
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found-Union Square "Beautiful Day" Journey Paper
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found-Union Square "Beautiful Day" Paris Paper
Wrights Lace Ribbon
Prima Flutter Vine
Swirlydoos Classic Miniature Paper Roses - Red
Prima Water Color - Flower
Prima Say It In Crystals
The Paper Studio La Petites 3D Butterfly
EK Success - Sticko Letters
QuicKutz Flourish
Thanks so much for dropping by and
come back any time!!
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Jason's Birthday Card!

Here is a Birthday card I made for my son in law, Jason...  He will be 30 this next week but we celebrated today...  We had a selection of New York Cheesecakes and they were delicious!!  YUMMY!!!!

Here is a close up of the different layers I used... As you can see I used my cuttlebug embossing folders on each layer...  And I also found these cute fish embellies!!

Thanks for dropping by and come back any time!!
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Friday, September 3, 2010

OMGosh I am now designing for Stuck On U Sketches!!!

Happy Friday everyone!!!  It's a fabulous one for me because I was chosen as one of the new designers over at Stuck On U Sketches!!!   My first post will be September 17th, hope to see you there!!!   Meanwhile here is this weeks sketch,you have 2 weeks to create something wonderful and to get it uploaded...  Hope you get to play along!
Wow  just look at all of the embellies you can add to this one...  I'm going to be playing along for sure, and I might even follow this sketch pretty close.. lol..  And here's a prize that some lucky person is going to win just for leaving a comment here....  18 gorgeous pages from Glitz !!! So what are you waiting for!!!! 
Be sure and check out  Sandi's, Leah's and Nanne's beautiful layouts!!! 
Thanks for stopping by!!!
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Thursday, September 2, 2010

1st Layout ~ Growing Up ~~~ 2nd Layout ~ Back To School (1989)


Hi everyone!!  Gosh it seems like it's been forever since my last post....  But don't worry ~ I have 2 layouts for you today...
The first one is for Sketches In Thyme and it's a wonderful sketch from Helen Croft at Scrap A Little Sketches and just think of the possibilities you can do with it... 

 I changed the photo from landscape to portrait, used 2 doilies for my circles and MS border punch for the frame...  But don't stop there..  Can't wait to see what you come up with..  Remember to upload your creation so we can all see it and please check out the other Mavens and see what beautiful layouts they came up with... 
This is GD Savannah taken last Saturday.. August 28, 2010 ~ I just can't believe how fast she is growing up..  Not a "baby" girl anymore...  But she will always be Grandma's Baby Girl.....

Here are a few close ups:
Close up of my flowers with button centers, raffia bow, and some of my punch work...

Here is the Dusty Attic Chipboard Butterfly ~ I used stickles on it and it really sparkles IRL.. You can also see more punch work...

OMGosh I almost forgot ~ here is this months prize donated by our very own sweet Maven Tanya and what a yummy prize it is... 

Remember the more weeks you play this month the more chances you have to win....

Here are a few challenges this layout will qualify for:
Scrap It With A Song ~ Stevie Wonders ~ Isn't She Lovely
For Fun Challenge ~ Summer Memory

Here is my scrappy List:
SU Basic Black CS
SU So Saffron CS
Imaginisce Summer Cool ~ Strawberry Sorbet
SU Bordering Blue CS
SU Pink Passion
MS Daisy Fan Punch
MS Eyelet Lace Border and Corner Punch
Prima Daisy Doodles ~ Lemon
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima Say It In Pearls
Dusty Attic ~ Butterfly
Raffia Ribbon
MS Butterfly Stickers
Thickers ~ Jewelry Box
Just a quick note ~ next week I will be switching to the "A" Team here a Sketches In Thyme...
Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure and check out my TPE layout below!!

Hi again!  Here is my layout for this weeks challenge over at Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge ~ which by the way is your favorite color(s) and embellies...  Wow, was the color part difficult for me.. They have so many beautiful colors out there, but  I decided to use this beautiful Webster's Pages with creams, tans, greens, rust and navy....    And the embellies ~~ a piece of cake ~ PRIMAS... 

This is a photo of my kiddos back in August, 1989 ~ Amanda was 7 and Levi was 9.. This was taken in Alamogordo, NM and it was the first day of school.. Gosh they look sooo little and soooo cute....  They are now 28 and 30!!!! 

Here are a few close ups:
I printed this on BoBunny, used the Marvy Oval Scallop Circle Punch and then inked the edges... Added a little prima and a piece of Prima Flutter Vine...

Here you can see the beautiful Martha Stewart Butterfly stickers, some of my punch border around the photo and the my distressed edges....  Isn't this paper beautiful??  Love it!!!

Here are the beautiful primas and my raffia bow...

Here are a few challenges this layout qualifies for
Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge ~ Favorite Colors and Embellies
Allsorts Challenge ~ Park/Garden Inspirations
Bee Crafty ~ Anything Goes
Dutch Dare Card Challenge ~ Vintage Summer

Here is my scrappy List:
SU Night of Navy
Webster's Pages ~  Nature's Storybook ~ wishes come true
Webster's Pages ~ Nature's Storybook ~ Cardstock diecut stickers
MS Scallop 3 Dot Border and Corner Punch
Quote was printed on BoBunny a gift of love from computer
Marvy ~Extra Giga~ Scallop Oval Punch
QuickKutz ~ Flourish
MS Butterfly Stickers
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima Flowers
Title Cut from Designer's Calendar cart. with
Raffia Ribbon

Be sure and check out the other beautiful layouts here.. We would love to have you join us this week... and don't forget to upload it so we all can see it.... 
Thanks for stopping by!!  And be sure and check back again!!

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