Sunday, October 14, 2012

Paper Secrets, October 1st Sketch and Bonus

This month at Paper Secrets the bonus challenge is to use Jillibean Soup product.  Here is my October 1st sketch challenge using  the JS Coconut Lime Soup line.

The sketch:

My layout:

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Paper Secrets June Challenges

I did 2 challenges for Paper Secrets this month.  I did the sketch and card challenges.  Here are my entries.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Bremers

Here is a layout I did recently of my friend's kids.  I love the color combo on this one!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bella Blvd Family Dynamix Line

I was delighted to get to play with the Family Dynamix line in April.  Martha got this line in at Scrapbook Daisies and I just love it!   I love everything Bella Blvd though!

Have you been to her store yet?  It is fantastic!  Check it out if you are in the Long Beach area.

3962 N Studebaker Rd # 203
Long Beach, CA 90808
Here is what I made with the line:

Weston when he was about 4.

Close-up of the banner.

Detail added to the card with stickles.

Payton at her 1st birthday party.

Closeups of the center details.

Payton hung out in her stroller at this age at lots of soccer pratices.  This is when she was almost 2.

Payton at her preppyK Easter egg hunt.  We miss her Eastwood class!

These are KaiserKraft wood cuts with stickles added into the spaces of the shapes.  I love how this looks in real life!

Payton when she was about 18 months.  I loved those little rompers!

Handcut heart.  I love the Tiny Attacher!  I think I use it on almost every laout.

So that is it with that line.  Have you used it yet?  Did you love it? 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Scrapbook Daisies April Blog Hop!

Welcome to the next stop on the Scrapbook Daisies April blog hop :)  I am so thrilled to be participating this month.  I hope you get lots of inspiration along the way!

(If you happened to have arrived here first, please consider starting at the beginning of the hop at the Scrapbook Daisies blog ( so that you don't miss out on any of the fun.)

I got to work with a fantastic line from the brick and mortar store this month, Family Dynamix by Bella Blvd. The papers and embellishments included in my "kit" are absolutely fun and colorful and awesome (like Bella Blvd always is)!

Have you noticed the "scraplift" challenge that the design team took part in this month?  Fun, huh?  I was so thrilled to have the opportunity to "lift" dt member and friend, MICHELLE! When I found out that I got to lift her, I was so excited!  By lifting her I would finish one of the monthly challenges as well.  Besides, who doesn't live Michelle's work?

Here are the two layouts you can lift for the April scraplift challenge in the forum:

And this is my "lift" of Michelle's fantastic layouts...

And 2 closeups:

Do you like lifting?
Here is your chance to lift one of the DT and win a prize!

Here are the deets:

* Choose one of the Scrapbook Daisies design team members that participated in this hop and lift one of her projects. It can be any of her projects that you find on her blog or in her Scrapbook Daisies gallery.
* Upload your completed lift to the Scrapbook Daisies Facebook page (!/group.php?gid=58322850850) and include a pic or link to the person or project that you lifted (if you do not use Facebook, you can link your lift to the blog hop post on the Scrapbook Daisies blog.
* Deadline is Sunday, April 24th at midnight your time.

Your next stop on the hop is... Michelle! (

Friday, February 4, 2011

Scrapbook Daisies Online Valetine's Crop

Scrapbook Daisies is having a Valentine's Crop and we would LOVE it if you played along! :)
"Crop Your Heart Out" at Scrapbook Daisies!
Come over and join us in our "Crop Your Heart Out" Valentine's Crop!
There will be challenges, games, prizes...
and lots and lots of fun!
When? February 11-13 (all submissions are due by Monday the 14th)
How? Just come on over and become a member of our message board and you can play along!
Who? YOU!!! and all your scrappy friends!
For full details, visit the Scrapbook Daisies message board at
While you're there, play along with our regular monthly challenges for some "pre-crop" inspo and chances to win a beautiful Scrapbook Daisies kit!

We hope to see you there!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Scrapbook Daisies February Kit Reveal!

Once again these are gorgeous! Have you picked yours yet?

February Kit #1 Be Mine

February Kit #2 Crazy Love

February Mini Kit #1 Tickled Pink

February Mini Kit #2 True Blue

Come an join us in the forums for inspiration, challenges and more! We would love to see you there!

Or, better yet, if you are local, come to the store!  We would love to see you there!

3962 N Studebaker Rd # 203
Long Beach, CA 90808

Friday, January 14, 2011

Jan 2011 Scrapbook DaisiesBlog Hop Featuring Layouts with Echo Park

Welcome to the next stop on the Scrapbook Daisies Blog Hop!!

If you have arrived here first, then please start in the beginning at the Scrapbook Daisies Home blog and do the hop in will be glad you did!.

Scrapbook Daisies has the most amazing kits...full of beauties! Here is the kit that I worked with this month....

Kit # 3 Mini Kit - Little Boy by Echo Park - $19.99
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And here are the projects that I created!

This is my littlest boy Wade last Thursday (1/6) running on the playground equipment.  This kid doesn't do anything in slow motion.  The blue and green cardstock are from my stash.

Here he is again after he played with the soot in the fireplace.  That was sure a mess to clean up!   The little silver brads and Maya Road shear are from my stash.

This is my nephew and my mom.  The blue ribbons are from Walmart I think and the Maya Road star pins are from the Scrapbook Daisies store.  I gave this layout to my sister for her office.

Here is my Wade again.  Everything here is from the kit.  Wade loves his scooter!

The only thing not from the kit here is the Maya Road shear.  Everything else from the kit.  This is a picture of Wade and myself taken this week.  I got the letters in the circle shape by placing them around a Maya Road shear and then adhering them to the page as I took them off the shear.

This is my last one with the kit.  Wade again!  This is from our trip to San Francisco right after Christmas.   We were on Pier 39 looking at the sea lions.  All Wade wanted to do was run and jump from place to place.  He is such a boy!  I've added a star and shear on this one too.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at what I have created with this kit this month.  It was a lot of fun to work with!

Now on to the technical stuff for the hop . . .

Don't forget to comment and become a follower of all the blog posts in the hop this month. Then you have one last step: email Misty at with your list of daisies you found along the way, putting Scrapbook Daisies Hop in the Subject line. You will then be entered to win 1 of the great kits Scrapbook Daisies has to offer!

Here is my daisy!

The ox-eye daisy.

Your next stop on the hop will be Seppa! 

In case you get lost, you can find a complete list of participating blogs here...

Happy Hopping!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Blog Hop Coming Soon

Are you all ready for some fun and inspiration? Well, look no more! The DT at Scrapbook Daisies have gotten together to bring you and AWESOME BLOG HOP that will bring you just that! It is set to start this Friday, so make sure you come back here and do some hopping along with us!

There will be fun, inspiration, and prizes. And, along the way, you will be "picking daisies" to add to you own flower garden!

Come back next Friday for the full details! Hope to see you all soon...and...GO tell all your friends!

If I get 100 followers, I will be giving away a past kit!!! That is in addition to the kit from Martha!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

CropStop Challenge #1

Here is a layout I did using the CropStop Sketch

This is made using the January kit at Scrapbook Daisies. The paper is Echo Park.  I love Echo Park!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jan 2011 Scrapbook Daisies Kits

I'm so excited to show you the sneak peeks of the Scrapbook Daisies January 2011 kits!  Check out these four beauties:

Kit #1:  full kit featuring the Wintertime collection from Echo Park

Kit #2:  full kit featuring the Restoration collection from Crate Paper

Kit #3:  mini kit featuring the Little Boy collection from Echo Park

Kit #4:  mini kit featuring the Enchanted collection from Dear Lizzy/American Crafts

Martha is planning to post the full reveal of these kits on Friday 12/24.  To see them when she posts them, be sure to visit the Kit Chat section of the Scrapbook Daisies message board!

I can't wait to find out which kit I'll be working with.  Which one(s) will you be choosing?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Changes to the Scrapbook Daisies Kits

Martha just posted this about changes to the Scrapbook Daisies kit club:

Hello Everyone,

Most December kits are shipping tomorrow! There are a couple of items from the Merry January kit that I will receive today. If you ordered an add on and did not pay for it yet, you will be receiving an invoice shortly. The Merry January kit is sold out now! If you selected that kit but did not pay for it, you need to select another kit or skip this month.

I continue to have many challenges with the manufacturers about product, either they are sold out completely or items are on back order, I have never had issues like this before until the last 4 or 5 months. So I decided to make some changes to the kit club to help this situation and I am also moving the schedule to help the members that can not make their kit payments until the 1st of the month. As you know I have a full time job and also now the brick and mortar store so I try do do my shipments all at once when everyone has paid. So here are the changes:

I am bringing down the choices from 3 to 2 full kits per month

I will have 1 or 2 mini kits per month that will range between $15 - $20

The schedule will change as follows:

20th of the month - Sneak peeks
25th of the month - Full Reveals
25th - 28th - Member's kit selection
29th - Invoices are sent
29th - 3rd - Members must pay their invoices
2nd week of the month (Monday or Tuesday) kits will ship out

Hopefully this will assist me in getting the kits ready for you more timely and will assist you in getting payment to me promply.

I am really excited about the changes that are coming, with today's economy the people that can not afford a full kit might be able to get a mini kit! The mini kits will have the same great quality of product just in smaller quantities.

There will be changes in the Design Team which I will share shortly...

I know I am really excited about the smaller kits!  More people will be able to fit this price into their budget.  Then they can see for themselves how wonderful Martha's kits truly are!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

My December Kit Layouts from Scrapbook Daisies!

If you are looking for the Paper Secrets Holiday Blog Hop, scroll down one post!

If you are here to see the next, gorgeous Scrapbook Daisies kit, keep reading!
What a fun kit! I love the My Mind's Eye I Believe papers and the embellies in this kit. It all comes together so beautifully! Its really traditional in color without being overly Christmas-y.  
Here is additional info on the kits if you would like to buy one:  Scrapbook Daisies Monthly Kits

Here is what I have made so far:

Wes playing in the snow outside the hotel in Utah over Thanksgiving. (with Creative Scrappers sketch #131)

The three older kids outside in the snow in UT. Used a Sketch Inspiration sketch for this layout.

Wade in front of the Christmas tree. Used a PageMaps sketch for this one.

Kylie with the snow. This is made with a Jana Eubanks MME sketch.

I still have another one in progress, but I wanted to get posted what I had made already. I can't wait to see what everyone creates!
I'd love some comments too if you have any.