Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sharing Some Holiday Projects!

Good Tuesday Morning!! Just wanted to pop in and share a project I have been working on!

"Baby's 1st Christmas" ornament for a friend...

I love creating & giving handmade gifts! If you are creating gifts for the holidays, please leave a comment with a link so I can check them out!!!
I also wanted to remind you all to be sure to check out this weeks Scrapbook Challenge at Mothers & Daughters Creations!!
Happy Holidays!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's Scrapbook Monday at Mother's & Daughters Creations!

Please join us over at the Mothers & Daughters Creations Challenge Blog for this week's Scrapbook Challenge.

The challenge this week is to make a page based on a favorite holiday tune or carol. For those who want to play along, this is not limited to Christmas - please feel free to share a page based on whatever holiday you celebrate!

Here is my layout based on this challenge... my very first DT Layout for MDC!! :)

Supplies: Paper from Imaginisce and gems from Kaiser, which can be found in the MDC Store, as well as Cardstock from Bazzill, Border Punch from EK Success (Martha Stewart) & Die Cuts from Cricut Expression.

TFL... Have A Great Day!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Getting Into the Holiday Mood!

Well, I'm finally getting into the holiday mood... just haven't started deocrating yet! :( The apartment is SO small, that it'll be difficult, so we are holding off a little bit longer, before adding anything else to the mess! LOL
I have been working on a few little projects during the A Page At A Time Winter Crop this weekend! TFL!
Mini Treat Bag (Tutorial by Christi)
Hanging Gift Card Holder (Tutorial by Jennifer)
Oragami Tree Card (Tutorial by Holly)
And my favorite... A Santa Key (Tutorial by Holly)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Do You Like Sketches??

I know I do!! Head on over to Creative Scrappers for SKETCHFEST 2!!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Let It Snow... Let It Snow... Let It Snow!

Those of you that follow my blog know that I've been participating in a 6 week long contest at Sassy Cards N Scraps! Well, the week 4 challenge was to create a snow globe! Well, I decided to climb outside of my little comfortable box, and create a real, working snow globe!
So.... from these items....
I created this...

Most of the supplies, I had in my stash! Only had to purchase the canister, floral adhesive & little tree!!
Full Supply List:
Glass Canister
Mini Christmas Tree
Misc. Trim
Misc. Gems
Silk Flowers
Floral Adhesive (waterproof)
Hot Glue
Misc. Ribbon
Mineral Oil
Seed Beads
Rub-On Letters
This year, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We shared the day with good friends having good food! So much more enjoyable than past years. :-)
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! TFL!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Another Christmas Project...

I created this for Challenge #3 at Sassy Cards N Scraps for their 6 week Santa's Workshop Contest! :)
3 Paper Mache' Boxes (Square, Circle & Heart) ~ Michael's Arts & Crafts
Patterns Paper ~ Imagine That ~ Wal-Mart
Misc. Ribbon & Trim
Glitter Glue
Queen & Company Felt Fusion
TFL! Have A Great Day!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008



Deadline: December 10, 2008
Term: January 1 – 31, 2009 (wow 2009 already)

We are looking for designers who will inspire our members and encourage visitors to participate in our community and shop at the A Page At A Time Store.

Guest Design team member will serve a one month term and must be able to be a very active part of the A Page At A Time community.
  • You will be required to participate on our message board and new gallery. This includes, but is not limited to, leaving comments in the gallery, being active in challenges, participating in our online crops, etc. You are expected to check the design team forum daily.
  • DT members will also be asked to write a short article about one of the products from there kit for the A Page At A Time blog. You will be able to complete whatever you choose with the products received in your GDT package as long as it links back to the store. This may change and is up to the Design Team Coordinators.
  • Design team members will promote A Page At A Time in publications, bios, sites, etc. If someone you know is looking for a particular product and we have it, give that person our link!
  • There will be a Guest Design Team blinkie and you are more than welcome to use that in your signature line.
What you need to do:

Please send two layouts, a card and an altered item (if possible), a short writing sample (250 words or less) and your answers to the following questions below.

Phone number:
A Page At A Time’s Forum Name (if registered):
How long have you been scrapbooking?
Describe your scrapping style:
Why do you wish to be a member of our design team?
What can we expect from you?
Tell us a little more about yourself:
Please list all materials and techniques used on your layout.

All submissions must be originals, not previously published or currently being considered for publication.

We encourage all applicants to visit our community and store during the submission period. This will help us get to know you better. If you had applied earlier, but were not chosen, please apply again as this Guest DT spot will be monthly.

We at A Page at A Time want to wish everyone GOOD LUCK!
Deadline to submit for the first month (January) is December 10, 2008.

The Guest Designer will be announced on December 15th.

The second month (February) deadline is January 10th.
Third month (March) is February 10th.

Send your submissions as well as your questionnaire to a_page_at_a_time@telus.net . Please make sure you put Design Team Call (month) in the subject line.

Good Luck!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

More Holiday Cards!

These cards were inspired by sketch challenges at A Page At A Time...

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Non-Traditional Holiday Card...

Thanks to a fun challenge at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round, I created this cute Holiday Card, using non-traditional colors! :)
TFL! Have A Great Day!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tis' the Season!

Wow! Can you believe how fast the Holiday Season is approaching!? All of the stores are decked out for Christmas & the TV commercials have started! In all the hustle & bustle of the season, let's not forget Thanksgiving, and remember to Give Thanks for all of the blessings we receive every day!

Things have been tough for our family over the past year or so, but I am so Thankful that we are all together & that we have a roof over our heads & food on our table. We may not have everything we want, but we are all together & healthy and that's what's important.

OK, now I have to admit that I'm getting a jump on the holidays as well! As part of that, I joined in on the 6 Week Santa's Workshop at Sassy Cards N Scraps! Last week's challenge was to create cards using only a few supplies (you can see my cards in a previous update), and this weeks challenge was to create a handmade holiday ornament!

I created mine using a styrofoam ball, Queen & Company Felt Fusion, Autumn Leaves Rhonna Farrer Patterned Paper, Prima Flowers, Misc. Ribbon, a large Misc. Gem & straight pins.

TFL & Have A Great Day!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


I joined in on a 6 week long contest at Sassy Cards N Scraps & this is the first week's challenge! We were supposed to choose 2 pc. of patterned paper, 2 pc. of cardstock & embellishments. With these supplies, we were to create as many cards as possible using only those supplies (plus the card bases). I ended up with 15 cards... all different!! I chose non-traditional colors for my cards. My patterned paper was light blue w/snowflakes & mult-colored blocks, and my cardstock was blue & white! I also used stamps, bling, ribbon & stickles... lots of stickles!!

Here they are...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Exciting News!!

I found out last night I that was chosen for the Mothers & Daughters Creations Design Team! I am excited to have the opportunity to work with such a talented group of paper crafters! Be sure to check out their great challenge blog, as well as their store!

Have A Great Day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Fun!

Just wanted to share a pic of my 3 youngest girls in their Halloween costumes! I thought I took more pics, but my camera was not working quite right, and they aren't on the camera. :( But here is one of my girls...

Have A Great Night!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Weekend Is Here...

... And I plan to CREATE!!
I thought I would start with some holiday/winter cards! This one was inspired by a challenge over at the Mothers & Daughters Creations blog. The challenge was to create a window card or a card using acetate. I chose to create a Window Card...
Well I'm off to do more creating! TFL & Have a great afternoon!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

1 Hour Layout!!

I was able to participate in the montly "1 Hour Sketch Contest" over at CREATIVE SCRAPPERS last night! Not only did I actually finish a layout that I'm very happy with, but I WON the random drawing for a prize!! Thanks, Kristine!!

Here's the layout...Supplies: K&Company Patterned Paper, Chipboard Letters & Dimensional Flower Stickers; Autumn Leaves Stamps; Staz-On Ink

Thanks for Looking! Have A Great Day!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

It's My Day Off... And I'm Scrappin'

Hey Everyone!!

Since it's my day off, I jumped right into some scrapping this morning! Today I worked on a layout for a challenge over at Mothers & Daughters Creations Blog! This time, the challenge was to create a layout with a "Peek-A-Boo" element!

I decided to create a page for our Disney vacation album! This is my youngest daughter meeting Princess Jasmine! It brought tears to my eyes to see my shy little girl interacting with Jasmine & other characters while on our trip!

SandyLion Patterned Paper (Tinkerbell Paper Pack)
DCWV Black Cardstock
"Dreams Come True" Cricut Cartridge
Misc. Gems & Ric Rac
EK Success (Martha Stewart) Border Punch
Ranger Ice Stickles
Thanks for looking! Have A Great Day!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Happy Fall!

Well, it looks like Fall is finally starting to make it's appearance here! The leaves are changing and weather has grown colder! Today is a good day to stay inside & create! Today, I made a Fall-themed card I wanted to share with you all!

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Cardstock
American Crafts Paper
Prima Flowers & Leaves
Misc. Gems
Glimmer Mist

If you haven't already, be sure to check out the great weekly challenges at the Mothers & Daughters Creations Blog!

Have A Great Weekend!

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Hey Everyone!! I wanted to invite you all to come on by and visit a brand new Scrapping Resource web-site!... Chasing Memories! This site will be the only place you'll need to go to find out what's happening in the world of scrapbooking!! You will find DT Calls, Contest listings, tutorials, challenge blog/site listings and a whole lot more!! We are in the process of building up all of our information & if you have ideas or questions, don't hesitate to let us know!! So, come one by and introduce yourself... we can't wait to see you there!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Been working on a new project...

Hey Everyone! Today I have been working on a cute collage frame for a challenge at Mothers & Daughters Creations! It actually turned out better than I thought it would!

I used (4) 5x5 wood frames that I picked up at Michael's a while ago, and covered them with different patterned papers from Making Memories & Pebbles, Inc. Then, using my favorite little bug (Cricut Expression) I cut out the different elements & words. Finally, I addd a few Basic Grey (Mellow) rub-ons! The "2007" is hanging on a little hook, and I have made other years (2008, 2009, etc.) and have left the back of the frams open, so that I can change out the pics each year!!

Tell me what you think...

TFL! Have A Great Day!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

As the weekend comes to an end...

... I just wanted to pop in and post a few more projects!

It was a BUSY weekend, and I didn't do as much as I'd like, but it was fun! I spent most of the day hanging out with a friend on Saturday & just spend Sunday at home! Not sure what the week bring for work, but I do know I'm working Monday & Tuesday.

Well, hubby and I are going to snuggle up and watch the latest Indiana Jones movie! Have a great night, everyone!

I'll close with a layout & a couple of new cards I did this past week...

Layout was inspired by a sketch at A Page At a Time!

Cards were inspired by challenges at Moments to Remember, during their Fall Crop!

TFL! Have A Great Night!!

Friday, October 17, 2008


Happy Friday, Everyone!!

Well, I worked this morning/afternoon for about 5 hours, but I don't feel like I accomplished anything! Ever have those days?? I mean, I was busy, but seemed to not be able to finish all that I wanted to accomplish! Oh Well... what I did get done will give the decorator working tomorrow, a good head start!

Tomorrow morning, I head off to a friends house to spend the day scrapping!! I am hoping to work on my very first Acrylic album!! I'm also planning to work on some of the Challenges that are happening over at Moments 2 Remember this weekend during their on-line Fall Crop!

Tonight I finished another challenge from Mothers and Daughters Creations! The inspiration for this challenge was a beautiful mug! I was inspired by the colors, bird & flourishes! Here is my card inspired by the challenge...

Supplies Used:
K&Co Patterned Paper
DCWV Cardstock
Autumn Leaves Stamps
Stampin' Up Ink
Misc. Ribbon.
Thanks for visiting! Have A Great Day!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Challenge Layout

Hi All! I wanted to share a layout I did that was inspired by a sketch over at a challenge blog I recently found, Mothers and Daughters Creations! Be sure to pop in and check out their weekly challenges! For this challenge, they want you to follow the sketch and create a layout with a Halloween theme! Of course, having 4 girls, I had to "bling" it up a bit AND use flowers!! I stamped (using Staz-On ink) on the large flower brads to give them a little more whimsey! TFL!

Supplies used: Patterned Paper: American Crafts & Pebbles, Inc.
Cardstock: Bazzill
Flowers: Prima Marketing, Inc.
Gems: Misc.
Large Flower Brads: Unknown
Stamps: Michael's Stores, Inc.
Ink: Staz-On
Border Punch: EK Success (Martha Stewart)
Stickles: Ranger
Cricut Cartridge: Alphalicious

I also wanted to take a sec to congratulate my friends Holly & Amy for making the DT over at A Page At A Time! Way to Go Ladies!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

More Cards & Another Layout!

Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday! It's been a busy week so for, and only getting busier! I am working Monday - Friday this week, again, and I've had to do a few complicated cakes. :) I love the challenge, but it can be a little stressful! I'm bringing my camera to work tomorrow to take a pic of the most recent one. :)
But, even with working, laundry, housework, etc., I've managed to get in a little creative time! Here are a few more cards & a layout I'd like to share! TFL!

This layout was inspired by a sketch at Rough Draft, a new sketch blog that I found!