Friday, February 27, 2009

TreasuredScrapbooking Week 4

This is my last layout for the contest. It was an ad inspiration challenge. It also had to be a multiphoto layout, have stamping on the layout, and 5+ eyelets or brads.

Now that this is over, I am looking forward to the Scrappy Party at SD4U. Come on over during the month of March to party with us!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

March kit part 2

Here is my third layout. This is Kylie, my neice Ella, and Payton.

I used the pink cardstock that I cut the circle out of for the first layout as the base for this layout. I filled it with one of the great pattern papers from the kit. The brown lace is from an older kit. I ran the letters and the cream cardstock through my cuttle bug for that great Swiss dot pattern. I sanded the dots on the cardstock to reveal the lighter core of the cardstock too!

I sanded the edges of my photo and the edges of the small circles for a bit of distressing.

This is my 4th layout that I can share (I have a couple more things, but they are for the newsletter!)


The cardstock and pattern paper are from the kit. The letters are Making Memories from the new Chloe's Closet line. The Petaloo flowers, leaves, and trim are from my stash. That diamond paper is 5+ years old. Its from some old DCWV stack that I found in my cupboard. I edged the sides of the diamonds with glossy accents. Even though this layout is simple, I absolutely love it, and so does Payton!

Sorry about all the shadows on this one. I should retake the pic. :blush:

SO what do you think? I'd love some comments and feedback!

If you want to buy this kit, head on over to the scrapbookdeals4u store. Here is a link! You will love this kit! Martha always does the greatest job with putting everything together.

My March kit - part 1

Scrapbookdeals4u March kits go on sale tomorrow. I was able to play with the Secret Garden kit this month and its very beautiful. The "B" side of the papers are just as beautiful as the front side too! The Dream Street letters are a lot of fun. Since they are white there is a lot of possibility to dress them up.

Here is my first layout.
This is Kylie with my parents on her baptism day. My mom made her dress. I used a brown glimmer mist on the letters. Then I heat embossed them with UTEE. There are 3-4 layers on each letter. I also sewed on my buttons! It was oddly satisfying to finally do that!

Here is a close up of the letters and buttons.

The center circle is crinkled and sanded to reveal the lighter core of this fun cardstock.

My second layout is a blatant lift of Nicole's layout with the other kit. You will have to check the boards to see her layout!
This is Wade saying no to the camera! Actually, I think he is trying to grab it.

Here is a close up of these letters.
I glimmer misted these with a color called Patina. These are the ones I used the Glossy Accents on. I love that stuff. I also put GA on the leaves of the rub-ons and on the scalloped circle spots.

I edged the scallops with my stardust pen. That scallop paper was pulled from my stash.

Stay tuned for 2 more layouts.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Scrap Review

Have you heard about this new site? The official launch is March 1st-7th. Go check it out!

There are some great ladies there with a super cool idea. Go check it out!

Its a scrappy anniversary party!!! is celebrating its one year anniversary in March and we are getting ready for a big party! You are all invited!
It will be a month long party filled with challenges, games, and super fun prizes. Come party with us! You will get your creativity flowing again!

The first challenge will be issued on March 1st with another challenge following every other day. Games and prizes will be happening throughout the month. At the end of the month, all participants will be eligible for a fabulous GRAND PRIZE!
So, whose ready to PARTY???
Click here to RSVP!!!

ps-have you seen the site's new look? Its amazing! Come on over and check it out.

Friday, February 20, 2009

SD4U March Kits Revealed

Here they are!!! They are both fab this month, again!

Secret Garden by Dream Street (this isn't even everything that you will get in this kit!)

and JilliBean Soup's Minestrone line! plus Fancy pants, Maya Road, 7 Gypsies, KaiserCraft, and more!

To see details of the kits, visit the message board thread: Full Reveal
Which one are you going to pick this month???

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Three More Layouts

This one is inspired by this week's sketch at 52 Sketches, Julie Bonner's super fun site! I used Fancy Pants, Heidi Grace, and Pink Paislee supplies.

This layout is for a monthly challenge at Treasured Scrapbooking. Pinky created the sketch. Here is the thread for the sketch

This sketch is for Creative Scrappers Sketch 39

WeKitUNot Challenge

WeKitUNot is a fun blog challenge site that focuses on using monthly kits. The challenge this month was to emboss on a layout or 2 cards.

I created this layout just for this challenge. I wrote on the journaling card then ran it through my Cuttlebug.

Treasured Scrapbooking: We Love Our Members Week 3

Straight from the website, here are this week's directions:

Now who wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of a moonlight serenade from his/her sweetheart? I want you to use the lyrics and music to my favorite song of all time- Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller- for inspiration!!

Watch this for the music-

And here are the lyrics that were written later by Mitchell Parish-
I stand at your gate and the song that I sing is of moonlight.
I stand and I wait for the touch of your hand in the June night.
The roses are sighing a Moonlight Serenade.

The stars are aglow and tonight how their light sets me dreaming.
My love, do you know that your eyes are like stars brightly beaming?
I bring you and sing you a Moonlight Serenade.

Let us stray till break of day
in love's valley of dreams.
Just you and I, a summer sky,
a heavenly breeze kissing the trees.

So don't let me wait, come to me tenderly in the June night.
I stand at your gate and I sing you a song in the moonlight,
a love song, my darling, a Moonlight Serenade.

Your challenge requirements-
1. You must use part or all of the song lyrics somewhere on your layout.
2. You must include something on your layout that has been in your stash for at least 6 months. When you upload your layout, please be sure to notate in the description what you used to meet this requirement.

Anything else goes, so let your creativity shine!!!

And here is what i created.

The black ribbon and the word stickers (summer and shine) are the old items from my stash.

Tomorrow is the Day

What: "For the Love of Sketches" mini crop
When: February 20th 6pm est - Feb 22 6pm est
Where: Scrapbook Heaven Event Thread

Come play in this crop for the weekend. Its going to be lots of fun!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

SoCalScrap Sale has decided to clear out about 90% of the store.
There are huge discounts! HUGE!
You don't even have to worry about the shipping because all the money you save will cover it and more!
Check out all of the sales categories.
EVERYTHING .25 cents !!!!
EVERYTHING .50 cents!!!
$1 bin - Everything is $1!
****20% Off Sale
****30% Clearance Sale
****40% Clearance Sale!
****50% Clearance Sale!
****60% Clearance Sale!

Even if something is not on sale, you will always save at least 10% off the MSRP.
You can't go wrong at!
Come and get your scrap supplies now before someone beats you to it.
You only have until March 1st to do this. On March 1st, I will randomly draw a name from each and every entry for someone to win this!


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday Night Cropping

So I haven't been to a scrapbook crop outside ofmy house for a very long time. I forgot how much fun that is! I also forgot how much I could get done if I focused just on pages and not the computer, TV and working on the pages!

Last night I cropped with my good friend Martha and some of her cropping gals. I only knew two of the other girls from before, Amy and Holly. I met them at CHA. It was great to meet the other girls too!

So here is what I got done last night.

This is a double page kit from the store we cropped at last night. Its their Valentine's layout class featuring Fancy Pants paper. I wanted the paper so I decided to just do the kit. I think it turned out really cute!

This page is for the sketch over at 52 sketchs, 52 weeks, #6

This one is for the Feb sketch contest at

This is for Inspired Blueprints Sketch #9
This one was just for fun because I had this cute picture of my grandparents from last weekend at my cousin's wedding and all these scraps of SR paper. I love this layout even though it is simple.
This layout is a lift of the lovely and super talented Denine Zielinski. Here is a post on her blog about lifting herself. Go see the layouts that inpired this one HERE
I think I was able to get so much done because I had a plan. I brought sketches and ideas for pages to complete rather than just going without thinking. lesson learned: a little planning goesa long way.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Treasured Scrapbooking: We Love Our Members

I'm taking part in a 4 week contest over at Treasured Scrapbooking.

We are under strict guidelines to not post our work anywhere else besides there and our personal blogs. I am going to post them here then!

The first week challenge requirements were:

1. You must use only the colors pink, red, brown, and white/cream for your layout.
2. You must have one pair of wings on your layout.
3. You must have three hearts on your layout.
4. You must have one bow on your layout.
5. You must use "Life is Like a Box of Chocolates..." as the title of your layout.

Here is my layout with those stipulations:

Week two also had some big requirements. They were:
1. Use one of the categories from the teleflora website as the title of your layout.
2. Use only one photo.
3. The photo you use must have you in it (there can be other people, as long as we can see you).
4. Use at least 10 flowers.
5. You must include journaling as to why you are this type of girl.
6. Your journaling must be on a journaling card or tag of some sort

And here is my layout for week 2:

Week 3 and 4 are still to come!

3 Most Recent Layouts

Sketch #38 at Creative Scrappers

Let's Scrap #2 CHallenge

March Guest Designer Contest at Creative Scrappers

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sisterhood of Scrap

I know I have posted about this challenge blog before, but now i have something really cool to share! LINK

I was chosen to be a member of their design team! Here is a link to the announcement. LINK

My month is May. I'm not sure what else I will be doing for them, but I do like participating in their challenges.

Come on over and check it out.

Today's challenge was to create a layout with 3 photos of 3 different people in it. Here is a layout I did that fits that requirement.

The other layout that fits this requirement is in the post below. Its the one titled "Why I Stay Home."

Come on over to Sisterhood of Scrap and share with us your layouts!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

2 Layouts with Crate Paper Prudence

SD4U's December kit featured Prudence by Crate Paper. Here is a pic from the site. Click the first sentence to see the kit in the store.

There is an awesome deal in the store right now, a big sale going on! This kit is only $18.87 and there are 5 in stock! The kit is jam packed with super beautiful stuff. Its a steal at under $19! My most favorite thing in the kit is the Sakura Star Dust pen. I just love that pen! Everything else in the store is 40% off. Use coupon code sale40.

I didn't design with this kit in December but I did buy and I am glad I did! I just made two layouts featuring this awesome kit.

This first layout is for a contest on Becky Fleck's PageMaps Blog. Here is her blog post:

This second layout is for the weekly sketch at 52 sketches.

BOth of these sites are a source for ALOT of my inspiration.

Get your Prudence kit today and take advantage of the great sale going on!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Layout of the Day at CreativeScrappers

Scroll down a bit. See that layout of mine titled Rub a Dub Dub? It was picked as LOTD on 2/4 at Creative Scrappers!!!;topicseen

Its really fun for someone to see your pages and tell you they like them! Its a great ego boost. Thanks for the pick!

SD4U Design Team Call


The existing SD4U Design Team is looking for 3 creative, outgoing, talented fresh faces to inspire our members and join our team, and will be accepting submissions through February 15, 2009. The new designers will be announced once they have been contacted and have accepted their positions. The design team position will be a 6 month commitment. We keep our Design Team Members busy with lots of activities, such as designing with monthly kits, blog posts, message board activities, online crops, etc., so please consider the amount of time that will be required to fulfill your DT requirements when deciding to apply.

Also, SD4U asks that you are not a design team member for more than 1 other kit club due to the amount of time required to fulfill your position appropriately. Also, we ask that you are remain respectful of our business by not posting about other clubs or online stores on our message board or in your comments.


•Promoting SD4U whenever possible.
•Posting the SD4U blinkie and link on your personal blog.
•Posting photos of our monthly kits, along with samples of your work on your personal blog each month with a link back to either the store, or the messageboard. SD4U will in turn post a link to your blog on our site’s blog.
•Consistent daily participation on our message board.
•Designing at least five items per kit: 3-5 layouts or combination of layouts, altered items and cards.
•Actively participate in a monthly newsletter and blog posts. We do a rotation with a calendar posted each month. It is your responsibility to check that calendar and follow up with your assignment.
•Actively participate in challenges and organize contests.


•A free kit every month containing the industry's latest and greatest products!
•30% Product discounts for anything else in the store!
•Miscellaneous perks - free passes to CHA, special discounts, etc.!
•We have some exciting plans for 2009 which will bring a lot of exposure to SD4U and consequently, to our designers.
•Designers term is for 6 months. At the end of the term we will re-assess where the team is and go from there.


•Email 5 of your best layouts and/or altered projects to
•Please include the following in your email:
1. Name, mailing address, phone number
2. Links to other online galleries that show your work (as well as your screen name)
3. Link to your blog, if you have one.
4. A short bio of yourself including other DT's you have been on (or are currently on) and your current activity on any forums and messageboards.
5. As previously stated, photos of 5 layouts and/or altered projects that you feel best represent your style. Layouts can be 12x12 or 8 1/2 X 11.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bossy Scrapper Again

SoCalScrap had another Bossy Scrapper challenge. Here is the layout I made following the steps given by Nancy.


Here are a bunch of layouts from the booth by My Mind's Eye. There new lines are beautiful!

I enjoyed their stuff so much that when I got home I just had to use their sample paper to make this layout:

My grandma, my girl Kylie, and my cousin's girl Lainey!

Feb Kits

are almost sold out! There is 1 "So Happy Together" kit and 2 "You Had Me at Hello" kits left. Go get yours before they sell out.

I just wanted to update here with the other layouts and cards I made with the Bittersweet kit. I have 2 more layouts (total of 6) and 3 cards I made with this kit. I have used this kit up!

Used a sketch from Creative Scrappers. This is my 2 and 2 cousins in the vacation condo after swimming all afternoon together.

Used a sketch from Sisterhood of Scrap This is Payton at 18 months all dressed up and no where to go!

With these cards, I used my scraps and exhausted my kit! I loved this kit!