Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Check it out!

I know it has been a really long time since I have blogged. Just wanted to let you know about a great giveaway going on! Check out this blog about how you can enter!

I know I am hoping to win the reindeer hat :)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Design Team reveal!

Good Monday morning everyone. Hope everyone's week is off to a good start. Last week was reveal day over on the Let's Scrap Design Team. Our challenge was to use only patterned paper and no plain cardstock. That was a tough on for me but I ended up buying a paper pack at Archivers a couple of weeks ago that ended up working perfectly! Here is my layout for this month. Hope you like it!

Here is the sketch I used:

Here is the list of supplies that I used:
Supplies Used:
Me & My Big Ideas: Chester Pink Flower kit- Patterned paper, flower embellishment,
"sweet" word embellishment
Blossom Buttons from Amanda Newton
Ribbon from Ribbon FX by Hobby Lobby
Jasmine Cricut Cartridge
K&Company Happy Trails designer paper pad
Lilac floss
Stampin' Up Orchid Opulence ink
Sketch from:

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sorry it has been so long!

Hello, sorry I have not been on the ball at all with keeping up with this blog! Time just seems to slip by and I have gotten caught up with other things and forgotten to update my blog. Here is some of the pages that I have gotten done lately:

These first 2 are pages that I did while we were in Arizona and went scrapping. They are from our trip to AZ the previous year (in 2008). I really loved how the ribbon one turned out. I had gotten the idea from a page that I saw in an Archivers newsletter.

This one is from Easter this year. We went to an Easter Egg hunt that the city put on. The kids really had a lot of fun at the egg hunt.

Lili just had the cutest expressions after we got done dying the eggs this year. You can't really tell in the picture on the blog but she had gotten a butterfly painted on her cheek when were at the egg hunt.

Time for a blast from the past! Mason is now 4 1/2 yrs old. I had recently taken out some old pictures from some frames and thought I should scrap them. I like how this one turned out.

This layout was pretty simple because the flowers on the side of the page were already there! This one was quick and easy!

This layout was my Design Team layout for Let's Scrap for the month of April. We had gone to the pumpkin patch last fall and there was a train to ride there. Mason loved riding the train!
Here are the products I used:
Tan Cardstock
Sunburst Pattern paper
Olive Green Cardstock
Brown Cardstock
Geneva In Stitch'z floss by Bazzill
Brown polka dot ribbon
Journal-It die cut by Teresa Collins
Versa Color ink in Bark
Alphalicious Cricut Cartridge

Monday, March 16, 2009


We just got back, last week, from our trip to Arizona! We go there every year for a vacation with my family. We always go in early spring sometime but I think this was the earliest that we have ever gone. We didn't have bad weather but it wasn't the best either. I really can't complain because we have been so spoiled every other year we have gone with really warm weather. We all had a really great time while we were down there. We swam a couple of times (a little cool for it but the heated pool helped), the guys went golfing, took the kids to the putting course, they boys went to a spring training game, went to a train park, and gosh I am sure there is more that we did!

The guys always seem to have lots on their plates to do when we go but the girls don't have anything so last year we decided to go scrapping one night! We did it again this year. We had a lot of fun and I actually got a lot done! Last year I scrapped the AZ pictures from the previous year so this year I did the same. I scrapped the AZ pictures from last year. I know I am a slacker but I guess it is inspirational scrapping what we did in AZ while we are in AZ! LOL I also was just amazed at how much my kids changed in 1 year! I tried to go with a plan this year and it really paid off. From 6pm to midnight I think I got 6 pages done (well almost done)! I just have to add a few finishing touches still. I will post some of them hopefully tomorrow.

Here are a few pictures from our trip!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I love to scrap but one of my other hobbies is crocheting. I am not the best crocheter and I usually pick easy things to do but I really enjoy it. Our blankets in our living room were starting to look a little shabby so I decided to make a new blanket! I found a really cute blanket to make on the Lion Brand website. The pattern was really easy but it was just so fun and colorful. I have been working on it off and on for the past few weeks and finally finished it today! Let me know what you think. Here it is:

Monday, February 16, 2009

February Design Team Challenge

Here is the design team challenge for this month. Our challenge this month was to use a black and white picture on our layout. I also tried a few new things along with this layout. I have never embraced chipboard much but I finally found some swirly chipboard shapes that I loved so I painted that with acrylic paint. I also was watching a scrapbook show on HGTV and saw these awesome ribbon flowers and thought I should try that out on my layout. Here is the link to the episode,2025,DIY_13776_4453391,00.html I practiced a few times and couldn't get one of the flowers to work quite right. I don't know if my paper was not the best for this or if I had the wrong ribbon or what it was but I was bound and determined to get some ribbon flowers. I ended up Googling scrapbook ribbon flowers and found a youtube clip. This lady used a little different technique so I tried it and it worked much better for me. I ended up using 1 flower from the scrapbook show on HGTV and the flower from the youtube video to finish my layout. I thought they turned out pretty good for my first ribbon flowers! Hope you like it! Here it is:

Happy belated V-Day!

Hope everyone had a good Valentines weekend! We didn't do much at our house. We have had the stomach bug in our house for the past week so we were not quite sure how everyone was going to feel on Saturday. Luckily we were all OK on Saturday so we just ran some errands. Nothing to exciting for us this year.
Well, I have still been a huge slacker on keeping up with my blog so I am going to bombard you with new stuff! LOL I finally learned how to change my background to a fun background but then it messed up all my gadgets for some reason. I finally got it all figured out (I hope).
First off, here are some pages that I did when a friend and I went to a crop (this was actually back in like November! I guess I forgot to put them on the blog).
The first 2 are from last year's 4th of July (as if you couldn't guess that youselves! LOL)

This one is from when we went apple picking last September! We had never been apple picking before and it was a lot of fun!

This next one is an old picture. It was just sitting in a frame behind the one that we were currently looking. I thought it was silly to hide them in the frame so I am hoping to scrap several more like this one. Time to get the pictures out of hiding! LOL

Here is another birthday layout from Mason's b-day party last September:

In January the design team I am on had an altered item challenge. I was racking my brain for what I could alter. Finally I went down into the basement and started looking through all the stuff we had in our garage sale pile. I ended up finding this mail organizer thing and thought it would be great for holding pictures that I want to scrap! Here is the before and after.

Are you starting to feel bombarded yet???? LOL
Here is one of Mason from when we went to this fun place in town called Paradise Park. The kids really love playing there and Mason's favorite part is the ball pit. And then I finally got Mason's first day of preschool page done also!

Here are a couple of layouts from sketch challenges and our crop from over at my Let's Scrap group on Ning.