Thursday, December 31, 2009

My First Two Layouts

These are my oldest nieces and nephews. They got dumped on this month, more snow in their town than its had in 40 years! This was the picture their mom sent as their Christmas card. I just loved it and had to scrap it. I think its such a fun photo. I love how the colors of the photo work with the colors in these papers!

This is my dad and his younger brother in the 50s. This is one of my most favorite pictures ever!

January Kits

are in the store and there are not many left. Here are the 3 choices.

Kit # 1 Honey I'm Home
featuring Bella Blvd (SOLD OUT!)
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Kit # 2 Spread Your Wings
featuring 3 Bugs (SOLD OUT!)
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Kit # 3 Urban Ink
featuring Dream Street (only 3 left!)
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Here is your link to the store to get your own Urban Ink kit: STORE

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Mid Month Completions

This one is for the sketch challenge. I just love Page Maps!

This one is for the scraplift. I loved Joni's original work and this is my version.

And here are my cards based on Nicole's sketch.

What will you create?

SD4U Mid Month Challenges

Come to the forum and play along! Here are the mid month challenges! Click after the title to go to the thread for more details.

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Color Challenge-Use purple and Turquoise

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All entries need to be uploaded by the 31st to be entered in the prize drawing. Remember there is one prize for t he layout sketch and another prize for everything else!

Come play!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mid Month Challenges at SD4U

Everyone has posted their mid-month challenge at Come on over to the forum to see what they are. You can get a sneak peek at my challenge here on my blog.

My mid-month challenge is for you to scraplift a layout I have picked from the gallery. We have such talented members and can find tons of inspiration in our own gallery! Have you snooped around in there lately? Good, good stuff in there!


The layout I have picked is by KIX! Joni's style is awesome. She uses large photos and always seems to have some hybrid element to her layouts. This is my choice for this month:


Pick something from Joni's layout to be inspired by and scraplift it. Whether it be the large photo, the mixture of fonts, the tied buttons, the squares of paper, the rub-ons, etc. Let's see what you come up with based on being inspired by Joni's layout!

Here is my sample!
I loved the structure of her layout and the tied buttons. I did not have a large photo so I used 3 smaller photos in the same position. I love how all the October Afternoon papers from the Mega kit come together on this layout! This is a great way to use lots of patterns!

I can't wait to see how you are inspired by Joni's layout.

All layouts for the mid-month challenges need to be posted to the gallery folder by the last day of the month to be eligible for the randomly drawn prize. The winner will be announced on the 1st!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

More layouts from my Mega Kit

Here are a few more layouts done with my Mega Kit from I think Martha has a few left from the second set she put together. Run yourself over to the store if you would like to pick one up! They are loaded with Bella Blvd December Details, October Afternoon Very Merry, and Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper! Yum! But there are also a ton of embellishments to make it DELICIOUS!!!

Here is a link: STORE

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Update: Page Maps Contest!

I WON!!!! I was picked as one of the 2 winners for the prize! How exciting. I will be anxiously waiting by my mailbox for my page kits now. Thanks Page Maps!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

PageMaps Sketch Contest

I love sketches and I especially love PageMaps. Here is my latest PM layout created for the most recent contest on that site.

and here is the sketch

Check out PageMaps if you would like to participate!

My December Challenge at

Create something holiday related (card, layout, altered item) with a scalloped element on it.
My FaLaLa mantle decoration!

1. Select papers to cover the entire chipboard houses. Adhere the houses to the paper.

2. Cut out the houses with your craft knife or scissors.

3. All 3 cut out.

4. Punch several scallop edges out of white cardstock and adhere to the roof-line. Also adhere to the ground for snow.

5. Ink edges of the houses and cut a piece of paper to cover the chimney. See the red strip on the right? That is the paper I used for my chimneys.

6. Cut rectangles for doors. Add red brads for doorknobs. Punch a hole in the middle house at the bottom for pointsetta. Glue red ferns to sides of flower. Adhere chipboard pieces, including figures and letters. Cut out green, glitter trees from pp and place on houses too. (I should have taken more pics of these steps along the way. I think I just got too into creating to remember!)

7. Decorate the chimney, roof-line, and scallops with stickles to mimic icicles. I stood the house up to dry overnight so the stickles would drip down a bit.

8. Use a hole puncher (a cropadile works awesomely) to punch 2 holes on the sides of the houses. Thread ribbon through holes and tie the houses together.

9. Display our project!

Now, let's see your holiday creation with scallops! You have until the 15th to post your creation either in on my blog (you can link me), this thread, in the gallery, or even all 3!

All items except for the green trees is from the Christmas Mega kit at They are all sold out of the first batch. You can email Martha if you would like to be on the wait list for the second batch!