Saturday, January 30, 2010

Amanda ~ Goin' To The Hop!

Hi everyone!!  It's pretty cold here today, anyway for Texas it is.  We stayed in the low 40's all day. I know that some of you would love to be in the 40's, but for us it's cold!!  So it was a perfect day for scrapping, and what better inspiration than yesterdays sketch from Stuck On U Sketches.  I love to play with their sketches, it just kinda gives me that jump start I need!!  I also found this  WILD "Pink Zebra" paper in my stash and thought, what in the world am I going to use this on?  Everytime I looked at it, it just screamed Cher from when the Sonny and Cher Show was on, way back when, and Cher played that lady at the laundry mat that wore those cateye glasses and those tight, tight leopard pants.  lol  Then I remembered that my daughter, Amanda, had gone to a 50's theme dance at school when she was around 15.  And I had borrowed this poodle skirt from a friend, who just happens to be my boss now.  The skirt worked out perfect and notice the big class ring on the chain around her neck? That was her dads.  She and her friends had a lot of fun at that dance... And I think the photos are perfect with this paper!!!
I also did this for a few other challenges, which are:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
Crafty Creations ~ Celebration ~ School Dance
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Open ~ and I used a couple butterflies
Quixotic Challenges ~ Butterflies
Creatalicious Challenges ~ No Stamped Image
Die Cuts R Us ~ Ribbon
Doodle Palace ~ Something New ~ K & Company Butterflies are new (This site may be just for cards??) Oh Well!
Inky Impressions ~ Include Pink and Heart(s)
Humble Pie ~ At least 5 flowers
And now here's my supply list:
Doodlebug ~ Beetle Black-Crushed Velvet
The Paper Studio Flock Paper ~ Pink Zebra
Brocade Black ~ Velvet
Doodlebug ~ Bubblegum ~ Crushed Velvet
Websters Designer Trim ~ Pink loopy ribbon around the circle
MS Deco Fan Border and Corner Punches
Zeva Crystals
Silk Flowers
Paper Flowers
Prima Flutter Vine
Prima Cherry Blossom Branches ~ Pink
EK Success ~ Glitter Alphabet
The Paper Studio ~ Glitter Alphabet
Heart Button
K & Company ~ Smitten Butterflies
I had a lot of fun with this sketch, the paper, and the photos!!  I hope you enjoy it!!
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!  Stay safe and warm!
Please stop back by anytime!!
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Friday, January 29, 2010

Sweet Valentine ~ Feb., 2006 ~ Featured in Top 6 on Little Red Wagon

Hello Everyone!!!  It's Friday and that means it's another Sketch Challenge over at Practical Scrappers..  This week it was provided by Lucy Chesna Designs and what a wonderful sketch it is.  Be sure and check it out and play along!!!
This is a photo of sweet little granddaughter Savannah taken February, 2006, and she was 6 months old. 
I framed everything with Doodlebug Designs ~ Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS..  I looooove this stuff.  I get most of mine at HL, but I have ordered it online, too.  Sometimes I like to use non-scrapbooking embellies.  On this layout the cupid is actually a (cheep - are there baby chicks in here or what!! LOL) I mean cheap little lapel pin I found at my local grocery store, I just popped the pin off of it and attached it..  Here's a list of the supplies I used:
Doodlebug Designs, Inc. ~ Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
Cloud 9 Designs ~ Love Lines Sparkle CS
MS Loopy Border & Corner Punch
2~ Prima Petite Fleur Vine Dogwood
Doodlebug Designs ~ Shin-Dig-Glitter Letters-Bubblegum Pink
Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities Scallop Hearts
Glitter Cupid pin
Adhesive Glitter Rose Paper
Prima Flower Center ~ little black heart on bow
Cuttlebug ~ Vintage Corner Die
Prima Say It In Pearls ~ Black Flourish
This also qualifies for a few challenges which are:
Practical Scrappers ~ Sketch
Creative Belli Challenge ~ Hearts
My Time to Craft Challenge ~ Elegant Rose
The Pink Elephant ~ Polka Dots, A Bow and Pink
Simon Says ~ New Baby
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge ~ Valentines
Little Red Wagon ~ Hearts
Fussy & Fancy Friday Challenge ~ Hearts
Cute Card Thursday ~ Blooming Gorgeous
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Hearts & Romance
Allsorts Challenge ~ Hearts & Flowers
I'm really happy with the way this came out and I hope you like it as well!!
Have a wonderful day!
Thank you so much for dropping by
Please stop back by anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Amanda ~ 4 years

Hi everyone!  Here is a layout I did on my daughter, Amanda when she was 4 years old.  She's now 28, yes, I know, I'm just a tad behind!!  This was 1986 and the Cabbage Patch Dolls had just come out, and boy was it hard to get a little blonde headed one, but I did and she still has it today.  This is my first layout to do as  Practical Scrappers DT Member.  This weeks challenge is to use at least 1 Patterned Paper.  I just used the one, but it still qualifies.  It also qualifies for this weeks challenge over at Creative Belli Challenge, which is hearts.  Please go check out both challenges and play along with us.  I also did this layout for a few other challenges, which are:
Practical Scrappers ~ At least 1 Patterned Paper
Creative Belli Challenge ~ Heart(s)
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Free Style
Ooh-la-la ~ Distressing 
Creative Inspirations ~ Feminine
Little Red Wagon ~ Heart(s)
2 Red Bananas ~ Create your own Background
Incy Wincy Designs ~ Buttons, Bows, Ribbon & Lace
Gingersnap Creations ~ Number(s)
Simon Says ~ New Baby (this was a new baby for Amanda)
Here's the supplies that I used:
SU Real Red CS & Ink
Doodle Bug, Designs ~ Beetle Black-Crushed Velvet CS
sei Winter Song Collection
The Paper Studio ~ Solid Glitter Red
SU Simple Friendship Stamp
Zing Black EP
Fancy Pants Glitter Cuts ~ Oval Snow Frame - I used 2 of these around the photo
Decorative Lace Trim
Fabric Covered Buttons
Thickers ~ Chipboard Letters ~ Rainboots
Thickers ~ Chipboard Letters ~ Jewelry Box
I hope you like the layout I created.  I would love to hear what you think of it.
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day/evening!
Please drop back by anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Monday, January 25, 2010

New Design Team Member for Practical Scrappers ~ That's Me!!!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!!  I'm so excited that I finally get to post this...  I have been chosen as one of the new Design Team Members over at Practical Scrappers and I can hardly contain myself...  This is such an honor for me and I'm so excited to be working with this fabulous team!!  They have only been around since July/Aug of this last year, but boy, are they moving up quick.  They have new challenges every week, but post new things every day and they even have a forum you can join and check out some of their favorite scrappy things, you can upload a card, or layout that's not on the challenge, or just chat with the girls..  They have so much to offer..  So please, check 'em out and play along!!  Hope to see you there.
Have a wonderful evening!!
Hugs  :o)
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sweetheart ~ Savannah ~ Top 5 Winner at Alsorts Challenge!!

Hello again!!  I can't believe that I finished 2 layouts today and actually made 3 in the last 3 days!!  Wow was I on a roll this weekend or what??   Anyway while I was searching for challenges I noticed that so many had the theme of love, valentines or hearts..  So I thought I would make this layout for all of those challenges.  The photo is of little granddaughter Savannah, taken April 12,  2009.  It was taken around Easter last year, but it's still perfect for this challenge.  So here are the challenges I played:
Creative Belli Challenge ~ Hearts
Allsorts Challenge~ Hearts & Flowers
Charisma Cardz ~ Fruity Colors
Crafty Catz ~ Love ~ Hearts
Crafty Creations ~ Valentines or Love
Creative Card Crew ~ Punch It
Crazy 4 You Challenge ~ Pretty In Pink
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge ~ Valentines
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Pretty Pink
Flutter By Wednesday ~ Butterfly, Fairy or Angel and embossing.
Practical Scrappers ~ Love
Simon Says ~ Punch It
The Craft Garden ~ Anything New  ~  This heart chipboard was in my February Swirlydoos Kit and I LOVE IT
The sketch was inspired from Beggahuna and was included in the February Swirlydoos Kit.
Okay and here's what I used:
SU Rose Red CS ~ Ink
The top DP I don't know who made it or what it's called ~  I've had this for a very long time!! Yeah I used something very old!!!
Fiskars ~ Heart Border Punch
Fancy Pants Glitter Frame
Heart Chipboard from February Swirlydoos Scrapbook Kit
Zing EP ~ Rose
Pink Pearls ~ Crystal Stickers - outlined the Heart
MS Floral Vine Punch
Prima ~ Flutter Vines
Valentine Crafts Lips Stamp
Clear EP
Prima Trellis Roses Ivory sprayed with
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist ~ Black Cherry
Thickers Chipboard Letters ~ Jewelry Box - Bubblegum
Kaiser Scrapbook Fozz Felt - Fushia
Thanks again for dropping in!!
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!
Please stop back by anytime!!!
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Levi and Little Tex (Colten) - November, 2009 "WINNER over at If The Shoe Fits ~ Scrap It"

Hello everyone!!!  We have had a beautiful weekend here in south/central Texas.  A little windy, but the sun is shining, the birds are singing and it's just an all around beautiful day ~ perfect for scrapbooking, but then any day is perfect for scrapbooking for me!  Here is a layout I did of my son and his son, my little grandson Colten.  He is wearing big sister's hat and just looks soooo cute.  This picture was taken back in November when Colten just turned 1 year old...  The sentiment on the hat reads "It's the little things the make life BIG"..  And I mean it literally in this layout!!  Our children and grand children are all we have to show for ourselves when we are gone..  And they mean the world to us!!   Okay on with the details ~ I also did this for a few challenges which are:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Lots of Layers
Crafty Calendar ~ Keeping Warm (the colors)
Frosted Designs ~ Chipboard
Fussy & Fancy Friday ~ Winter (colors)
If the Shoe Fits ~ Scrap It ~ Inspiration from ad ~ used the arrow
PaperPlay ~ handwriting on the arrow
Pile It On ~ Warm Wishes (Colors)
HFOS ~ Swirls
Crafty Ann's Challenge ~ Embossing
Quixotic ~ Ink up old stamp ~ sentiment on hat is from old SU set.
Scrap & Stamp Saturdays ~ Use your stash  and use a stamp
YNS ~ Anything that sparkles
When I started this yesterday it was also to be for the Practical Scrappers Challenge which was embossing.  I didn't realize that it ended last night...  I would have gotten it done yesterday if I hadn't had to help build fence...  My son was helping DH, but had to leave around 5:00PM, so you guessed it, I was volunteered to finish it up...  Oh well, at least the weather was pretty...
Okay here's what I used:
SU Chocolate Chip ~ CS and Ink
SU Brocade Blue CS & Ink
My Mind's Eye - Breaking Free ~ Four Miles Stripe
My Mind's Eye - Breaking Free ~ Blue Texture
My Mind's Eye - Bella Bella ~ Dark Brown Polka Dots
My Mind's Eye - Wild Asparagus ~ Merry Christmas Dots
Paper Loft - Grandma's House ~ Herb Garden/Annies Apron Double sided PP
SU Kraft CS
We R Memory Keepers ~ Hardware on hat
SU Canvas Background Stamp ~ Hat band
SU Happy Harmony Stamp ~ sentiment
The Paper Studio ~ Burlap paper (lasso)
Thickers ~ Chipboard Letters ~ Jewelry Box Brown
Zing Embossing Powder
The Paper Studio - Stickabilities ~Dream Stickers
Prima ~ Petite Fleur Vine Wildroses - Cut the large ones off and left the buds on.
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day and
please drop back by anytime!
Hugs  :o)
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

2 Challenge Winner Layouts ~ I'm so honored!!

Good morning everyone!! 
I feel so honored and blessed this month for having two (2) of my layouts choosen as winners in different challenges.  The first one was my Urban Cowgirl Layout (1/14/2010) and it was choosen as the Grand Prize Winner over at Practical Scrappers.  The second one was my Deep In Thought Layout (1/18/2010) and it was choosen as the winner over at Scrap and Stamp Saturday.  Both of these layouts were of my little grand daughter, Savannah, who is the subject of so many of my layouts, and who is so fun to scrap.
It's just such an honor to be recognized for doing something that you love to do.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and happy scrapping!!!
Thank you  for stopping by, and
please stop back by anytime!
Hugs..  :o)
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Valentine's Day ~ 2009; Creative Belli Challenge #83

Good Wednesday morning everyone!!  It's time for another Belli Challenge and this week it's Hearts of anykind..  What a perfect challenge for some Valentine's Day Cards!!  We also have some new faces on our Design Team so please check out their beautiful work.  AND our Guest Designer for this week is Christine Nay, so please check out her cute Valentine's Day Card, too.
I made a layout for this challenge using photos from last year.  Savannah is 3 1/2 and little sweet Colten is 2 months.  The "BIG APE" was a gift from my DH 2 years ago.  But instead of just giving him to me, he stuck it in my truck on the passenger side one morning as he left for work.  Well, when I went out to put my things in my

truck, all I could see was a silhouette and I actually thought someone was sitting in my truck..  Oh man, was I scared.  I was there by myself and there was someone sitting in my truck..  Well, we laugh at it now, but I told him not to do that again!! lol  Anyway the grandkids looove to play with this guy so around Valentines I bring him out and they have a blast with him.  He's so big, soft, and cuddly that they just lay on him while they watch movies. 
I also did this layout for a few other challenges:
Creative Belli Blog Challenge ~ Hearts
Practical Scrappers ~ Sketch Friday
Creative Card Crew~ Punch It ~ Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch
Simon Says ~ Punch It
Crafty Creations ~ Valentines or Love
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Fancy edges or corners
The Crafty Pad ~ At least 1 animal
Humble Pie ~ At least 2 blingy things
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Lots of Layering
Your Next Stamp Challenge ~ Anything that Sparkles
And here's what I used :
Doodlebug Designs Beetle Black Crushed Velvet
Red Hearts Shiny Paper
Martha Stewart Heart Border Punch
QuicKutz ~ Flourish ~ Cookie Cutter Die
Pink Pearlized Texture Paper ~ Framed the photos, you can't see this very well.
Sticko Letters
Thickers ~ Jewelry Box ~ Black Numbers
Me & My Big Ideas ~ Soft Spoken Chipboard  ~ Love
Red Sugar Coated Bling ~ corners
Thanks so much for dropping by, and please check out the wonderful projects the Belli DT (Anne, Ceal, Chris, Debbie, Holly, Jenny, Joan, Joy, Liz, Maria, Robin and Steph) came up with, and this weeks Guest DT Christine Nay.. Now let's see what you come up with, and be sure and upload your project to Mr. Linky so that we can all see!! 
Have a wonderful day,
and please stop back by anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blog Award

Hi everyone!!  Look at this "sweet" blog award that my dear sweet blogger friend, Sandi sent me yesterday.  I met Sandi through a wonderful challenge blog called "Stuck On U Sketches".  Which I fell in love with instantly, and then on her personal blog  "Soft Side of Sandi".  She does gorgeous work, and I am truly amazed at the embellishments she can make with her Cricut! So when I received this blog award from her, I was proud and honored that she thought of me..  Thank you Sandi, I will display it proudly!
Now, the rules are,  I've been told is this.  This is a "Knock Your Socks Off" Award for bloggers who are either new to blogging or whose work does indeed Knock Your Socks Off!  So now, it's my turn to pass it on to three (3) more blogger friends who have made a big influence in my work, or just been there to give me the encouragement I needed.  So I choose:

Joan ~ Stamping With A Passion
Holly ~ Glitter, Stamps and Ink
Anne ~ Inking In Red

I have chosen these ladies, not only because they are part of my Belli Team, but because they were also some of the very first friends I made when I first started this wonderful hobby 4 1/2 years ago..  I have actually met Joan and Holly at 2 different Shoebox Swaps here in Texas, and they also encouraged me to be a Belli Girl..

Now the second part of receiving this award is to list 10 thinks that Knock Your Socks Off!
So here goes.
1)  My wonderful parents, who laid the foundation for who I am today!
2)  My dear sweet husband, who is my rock, but also has a big soft spot and spoils me to no end!
3)  My fabulous children..  Who have grown into very strong adults and are not afraid to dream big, but they also know that it takes a lot of hard work to achieve anything worth while.
4)  My beautiful grand children...  Who we are so blessed to have living close to us.
5)  Living our all time dream life here in the country.
6)  My friends both on line and off that I'm so lucky to have..
7)  My job ~ I've been lucky enough to work for/with my boss for the past 19 years and we are still very good friends. 
8)  Evenings sitting at or around the picnic table with a fire burning in the rock firepit, playing a game of horseshoes with the kids, and roasting hotdogs and marshmallows with the grandkids...
9)  Hayrides with the grandkids.  Rick (DH) on the tractor, pulling the trailer with all of us grown-ups and the little ones sitting on the hay bales..
10)  Archiver's ~ In my opinion the best scrapbook store in the world!!

Well there you have it....
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Deep In Thought ~ Savannah ~ Winning Layout over at Scrap and Stamp Saturday

Hi everyone!  So glad I had an extra "play" day.  Stuck On U Sketches has a wonderful sketch challenge up and I couldn't wait to get all of my B-day cards out of the way so that I could play.  And today was the perfect day!  The photo was taken  at our place on January 10, 2010 and it's my little GD Savannah.  She's working on her Grandpa's trailer wheel and is deep in thought..   I also did this layout for a few other challenges, which are:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
All Sorts Challenge ~ Brown & Pink
ABC Challenge ~ L - Layering
Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Warm (colors)
Crafty Creations ~ Texture
Creative Inspirations ~ Distressing
Creative Card Crew ~ Distressing
Frosted Designs ~ Eyelets
Little Red Wagon ~ Polka Dots
Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge ~ Vintage
2 Red Bananas ~ Think Round
Flutterby Wednesday ~ Butterfly, Angel or Fairy
Scrap and Stamp Saturday ~ Girly Challenge
Simon Says Stamps Challenge ~ Shabby Chic
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays ~ Girly
Here's what I used:
SU Pink Pirquette CS and Ink
SU Basic Brown Ink
Bazzill Dark Brown CS
Kaisercraft ~ Blushed Romance 2 sided PP ~ I used one of each side.
Creative Imaginations ~ Cream Doily sponged with SU Pink Pirquette Ink and Basic Brown Ink
Aunt Gerti's Garden PP ~ Plot of Dots (my circle)
Teresa Collins ~ Bella Girl ~ Heart with Wings (my scallop strip along bottom)
Zva Crystals
Prima Say It In Crystals
Prima Say It In Pearls
Prima Embellishment ~ Cream  (center of large flower)
Prima Floral Embellishment ~ Small pink flower
Prima Cherry Blossom Branch ~ Pink
Jumbo Eyelets
Lace and pearls ~ Hobby Lobby
I hope you liked the layout, I would love to hear from you.
Thanks so much for dropping by and have a wonderful week!
Stop by anytime!!
Hugs   :o)
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Angela's Birthday Card.

Hi everyone!  It's 10:17AM and I am worn out already..  Little grandkids spent the night with me and I think I'm ready for a nap! lol   Okay here is another Birthday Card I made Friday.  This one is for my daughter-in-law Angela.  She will be 30 next Sunday, but we a celebrating it this afternoon with our daughter's birthday..  This also qualifies for a few challenges which are:
Your Next Stamp Challenges ~ Embossing - frame and sentiment
The Pink Elephant ~ Birthday
Crafty Catz ~ Birthday
Here's what I used:
SU Basic Black CS
Crative Imaginations ~ Christine Adolph ~ Floral Vine (flocked)
SC Bravo Burgundy CS ~ embossed with clear ep
Clear Embossing Powder
Paper Inspirations ~ Floral Flourish Stamp
SU Saraha San Ink
MS Deco Fan Corner Punch
Stampabilities ~ Happy Birthday Stamp
Thanks so much for dropping by!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Please stop back by anytime!
Hugs  :o)
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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Amanda's Birthday Card

Hi everyone, here's a card I made for my daughter Amanda.  This is my baby and she will be 28 tomorrow..  Man do I feel old...  I really feel old today because I've had my son's little ones all day and I just got Savannah to bed...  It's been a loooong day,  fun, but loooong...  The weather was so pretty that we stayed outside most of the day, and DH entertained Savannah all day, so all I had to do was keep up with little 14 month old Colten..  Anyway, we had a lot of fun.  I made this card yesterday, but just now have had time to upload it.  I also did this for a few challenges which are:
The Pink Elephant ~ Birthday
Simon Says Stamps Challenge ~ Shabby Chic
Crafty Catz ~ Birthday
Cupcake Challenges ~ Going Girly
Stamp Scrap and Doodle Challenge~ Girly
Hope you like it, here's what I used:
SU Kraft CS
TPC Studio ~ Ancestral Teal Brocade ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Ancestral Teal Floral & Letter ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Webster's Designer Trim ~ Ribbon
Prima Nursery Tales ~ Vintage Style Flowers
SU Warmest Regards ~ Stamp
MS Floral Vine Punch
Pearl Brads
SU Modern Label Punch
SU Sage Shadows Ink
Thanks so much for dropping in.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Stop back by anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Urban Cowgirl Scrapbook Layout ~ Savannah ~ This layout was the Grand Prize Winner this week at Practical Scrappers!

Hi everyone!!  Here is a layout I did of little GD Savannah.  The photos were just taken November 21, 2009 while she was out at our place.  She's soo cute when she uses her imagination and pretends, and that's just what she was doing here.  She was pretending that the tricycle was her horse, hence the title "Urban Cowgirl".  You're also going to see a few layouts, or a lot, with her wearing her hat...   A very good friend of theirs gave it to her and she looooves it.  I also did this layout for a few challenges and here they are:
Stuck On U Sketches ~ Sketch
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Anything but a card
Charisma Cardz ~ Anything New ~ I got a lot of this Creative Imaginations Die Cut Paper and I loooove it..
Hand Full of Stamps ~ Flowers
Fussy And Fancy Challenge  ~ New ~ New Die Cut Papers and Prima Flowers
Creative Inspirations Blog Challenge ~ Distressing ~ around the photos and added blue to the flowers
Crafty Creations ~ Texture
Practical Scrappers ~ Glitter and Bling ~ Letters are glittered and added zva pearl flourishes
Creative Inspirations ~ New Product ~ Die Cut Paper and Prima Flowers
Crafty Cardmakers ~ New Product or technique ~ Die Cut Paper and Prima Flower
Wow, am I losing it or what?  I forgot to tell you all what I used..  Sorry!!
Doodlebug Designs ~ Crushed Velvet ~ Blue Jean
Creative Imaginations ~ Meadow Doily
SU Ballet Blue CS and Ink
Primas ~ Gallery Roses Pierre ~ From Swirlydoos Kit
Zva Creative Self Adhesive Pearls
Thickers ~ Tiara (Glitter Letters)
Glitter Foam Stickers (Letters)
Grosgrain Ribbon
Felt Ribbon
Prima Flutter Vine
I hope you like my scrapbook layout.
Thanks so much for dropping in, and have a wonderful evening..
Be sure and stop back by anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My New Blog Look ~ Thanks Ragan!!

Hi everyone!!  If you've visited my blog before you will notice right off that I have a new look!!  I loved the old look, but I've had it for quite some time and was needing a change.  So I emailed Ragan at Blogger Boutique, and I loooove what she's come up with!!  This is my second blog design she's done for me and let me tell you, she is fantastic!!  She doesn't stop until you're happy, and boy, am I happy!!!  Be sure and scroll down to the bottom of the page and see what she did with my Scrap Studio slideshow.... 
Now I can't wait to get something done so that I can upload it.... 
Hope everyone has a wonderful week!!!
Stop back by anytime!!
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Sunday, January 10, 2010

"Angel" Scrapbook Layout ~ Savannah at 6 months..

Hello everyone!!  Here is a layout I did of little Granddaughter Savannah at 6 months.  I got this beautiful paper in my January Swirlydoos Kit and instantly thought of this photo, mainly because of the color of the towel, and the photo was taken in January of 2006.  This is also for a few other challenges.
Truly Scrumptious Challenge ~ Sketch ~ I know it's for a card, but you can make these work for layouts too!
ABC Challenge ~ L is for Layering
Rainbow Ladys Challenge ~ Recycle - I used recycled buttons.
Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Keeping Warm ~ My Colors
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge ~ Bright & Sparkly ~ Colors and Stickles
Cute Card Thursday ~ All New ~ (Baby Savannah)
Paper Play Challenge ~ Precious Metal ~ Angel is a metal tag
The Corrosive Challenge ~ Distressing around the edges of Sage Shadows CS
Swirlydoos ~ January Scrapbook Kit
I am having so much fun scraping all of these wonderful challenges.  I didn't know there were so many out there for scrapbook layouts, but even the ones that say they are mostly for cards, they still encourage you to play and make a "project" of any kind... I think they mostly want us to just have some fun...  And boy, am I having fun.  Here's what I used on this layout.
SU Elegant Eggplant CS
SU Sage Shadows CS and Ink ~ used the SU Stampin Around "So Swirly" Jumbo Wheel to make all of those pretty swirls on this layer.
BoBunny a gift of love ~ Snowy Serenade Prelude Die Cut CS ~ Swirlydoos January Kit
BoBunny ~ Snowy Serenade Prelude Stickers ~  Swirlydoos January Kit
Kaiser Scrapbook ~ Wood Flourishes (Snowflakes) ~  Swirlydoos January Kit
Buttons ~ recycled
Diamond Stickles on Wooden Snowflakes and Angel Tag
Snowflake Button
Ribbon ~ Swirlydoos January Kit
Strand of Purple Beads ~ Swirlydoos January Kit
Zva Creative Self Adhesive Pearls
Prima Silk Flower ~ Swirlydoos January Kit
Prima Petite ~ Fleur Vine Dogwood
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a peek.  I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!
Stop by anytime!!
Hugs  :o)
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Saturday, January 9, 2010

"I Do" Scrapbook layout; Riley Family est. 1977.

Hi everyone, I hope you're staying warm this cold Saturday.  This is the coldest it's been here in south central Texas for a looooong time.  This is the second day in a row that I have had to chip ice out of the donkey tank and throw it out.  Yesterday I had to do it 4 times, even though I threw all of the ice out of the tank it would freeze again.  Man, I don't see how you guys up north do it with your animals.  Anyway, stay warm!!!
Here's a layout I did of me and my dear sweet husband...  and it also qualifies for a few challenges...  I've just started combining challenges and it's so much fun, but you know, that's  a challenge in itself. lol  The challenges I did on this layout are:
Creative Card Crew ~ Distressing
Quixotic ~ Hot Chocolate
If The Shoe Fits Scrap It ~ Chipboard
Frosted Designs ~ Distressing Inks
Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ Hot Chocolate
A Spoon Full of Sugar ~ Hearts
Paper Take Weekly ~ New Beginnings
Practical Scrappers ~ Sketch & Buttons
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays ~ Celebration
Scrap and Stamp Saturdays ~ Family and use at least one Stamp

Wow 10 challenges, that's a first for me...  Hope you like my layout!  Here's what I used:
SU Chocolate Chip CS
DCWV Once Upon a Time Stack DP
Tim Holtz Distress Inks ~ Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Distress Inks ~ Tea Dye
SU Wedding Sweet Stamp Set
Thickers ~ Jewelry Box Chipboard Letters
Heart Doilies
Heart Stick Pin
Beaded Lace Ribbon
Thank you so much for dropping in and have a wonderful weekend!
Please drop back by anytime!
Hugs :o)
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas, 2006; Granddaughter Savannah; Creative Belli Challenge 82

Hi everyone!!!  It's Wednesday, and that means that it's time for another Creative Belli Challenge.  The challenge for this week is to make a project with GLITTER OR RHINESTONES. You can use Stickles, Glitter, Gems, Rhinestones, Sparkly Embossing Powder... Pretty much anything you have lying around that *SPARKLES*! WoooHooo I love this challenge and thought it would be perfect for a scrapbook layout with lots and lots of glitter and bling!!  I went back to December, 2006, this is little Granddaughter Savannah at 17 months.  Hope you like it, here's what I used:
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
The Paper Studio ~ Solid Glitter Red CS
The Paper Studio ~ Glitter Alpha ~ Red
Martha Stewart ~ Loopy Punch
Prima ~ Holiday Lights Poinsettia Silver Pearl
Prima ~ Cherry Blossom Branches ~ Pink, but I cut off all the pretty flowers and just used the branch with leaves.
Silver Tinsel ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Say It In Crystals ~ lots and lots!!
EK Success Sticko Alphabet ~ year
Thanks for stopping by and please go check out the beautiful projects the other Belli Gals (Anne, Ceal, Chris, Deb, Holly, Jenny, Joan, Robin, and Steph) came up with.   Our guest designer this week is Silke Ledlow, so be sure and check out her beautiful card too...
I hope everyone has a wonderful day!!  Stay warm!!!
Come back and visit me anytime!
Hugs!!   :o)
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Monday, January 4, 2010

Christmas, 1983 ~ Levi - 4 and Amanda - 23 months

Good Monday morning everyone ~ Happy 2010!!  It's back to "normal" for a lot of us so that means back to work...  URGGGG
This year for my New Years Resolution, instead of the normal  ~ "dieting",  I decided to do something that I know I can do.  1)  Scrap with things I already have!  (That's a hard one for me!!)  2)  Scrap my kids!  and 3)  Clean up after every project!!  Ha!Ha! (At least I'm going to try.. and 4)Learn Photo Shop Elements 7!  I have had this installed for almost a year now, and I'm totally overwhelmed when I open it up.  Mayby one of my computer expert kids can help me with this one...
I'm already on the right track with this layout..  The photos are of my little ones back in 1983.  Levi just turned 4, and Amanda is 23 months..  Levi has always looked out for his little sister (sissy) from the very beginning.  When Amanda was little, like a lot of little ones, she was sooo scared of Santa..  But as you can see, her big "bubba" was trying to make her feel a little less scared..  Gosh this seems like just yesterday, were did the time go? 
Okay enough reminisecing..  Here is a layout I did that will qualify for two (2) challenges:
Twisted Sketches # 30 ~ Sketch and Glitter
Scrap and Stamp ~ Hand Cutting and to use at least one (1) Stamp.
Here's what I used:
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS
SU Riding Hood Red CS ~ Hand cut with the Heidi Swap template and Glittered with Embossing Tinsel Red EP
The Paper Studio ~ Solid Glitter Gold CS
Martha Stewart ~ Garden Trellis Punch
Doodlebug Beetle Black Crushed Velvet CS ~ Circles cut using my coffee cup lid as pattern.
Cuttlebug ~ Vintage Corners
Doodlebug Ladybug Crushed Velvet CS
Prima Gold Vine ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Prima Holiday Poinsettia Gold Dust ~ Swirlydoos Kit
Red Beaded Lace
SU Brushed Gold CS ~ stamped with --
SU Punches Three ~ Stamp Set
Black EP
SU Scallop Square Punch
Thickers ~ Lullaby
Thanks so much for stopping by, I would love to hear from you...
Have a wonderful week!!
Stop back by any time!!
Hugs!!  :o)
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Birthday Card

Hi everyone!  I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  I hope it's better than last year. 
Here is a Birthday Card I made for a co-worker and it also qualifies for a few challenges, which are:
The Pink Elephant ~ Card Sketch
Creative Card Crew ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Creations~ Glitter & Bling
Quixotic Paperie ~ Lace
Pile It On  Crystal Clear ~ Dew Drops and Crystal Stickles
Crafty Anns Challenge ~ Something New ~ First time to do more than 2 challenges
I hope you like it, here's what I used:
SU Almost Amethyst ~ CS and Ink
Craft n Craftin' ~ Best Creations, Inc.
SU Whisper White CS
SU Botanical Blooms ~ Stamp Set
SU Warmest Regards ~ Stamp Set
SU Certainly Celery ~ Ribbon
SU Very Vanilla ~ Ribbon
Beaded Lace
SU So Saffron CS
MS Butterfly Punch
Stickles ~ Lavender - Crystal & Waterfall
Dew Drops
Big Shot
Spellbinders Ovals
Marvy ~ Scallop Oval Punch
Thanks so much for the visit.
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Come back anytime!!!
Hugs  :o)
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