Thursday, April 29, 2010

Scrap Our Stash & Sketch Challenge!

Hi All! Two posts in ONE day... WOW! LOL

I wanted to share this fun layout I did that was inspired by both the April Challenge at the Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog and by Sketch #61 that can be found on Liz's Blog "The Scrapiest"! I LOVE Liz's sketches & can't wait to be inspired by more!!
Supplies: American Craft's "Dear Lizzy" line (paper, dimensional elements), American Crafts Puffy Thickers, American Crafts Mini Marks Rub-On Alpha's, Misc. Heart & Round Rhinestones, Recollections Bling Flourishes.
Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to come back on Saturday for the Queen Scraps Blog Hop & for a chance at some great Blog Candy!!
Have A Great Day!

NSD Happenings & Specials!


I wanted to share some NSD happenings & other celebrations with you all!!

First, over at Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations, it's all about Flowers and Scrapbooking!

We're kicking off the month long celebration of Nature's bling with our National Scrapbooking Day Crop!

Join us Monday, April 26th thru Sunday, May 2nd for a week filled with challenges, games, chatting, and of course...FLOWERS! On May 3rd Shannon Tidwell, Designer for KI Memories, will be joining us in the chat room, plus we kick off a Create a Flower Contest ...and yes, there is a prize! Care to take a guess at what it might be?

But, wait there's even more! Along with the month long challenge there will be weekly mini-challenges and two ways to win... but more about that later. This is a month that you won't want to miss a day of the action... crops, contests, chats, tutorials, prizes, challenges... we're going to have a Bloomin' Good Time!

And second, over at Queen Scraps.... We are having a Blog Hop!!

I am excited to announce that I was asked to join the Queen Scraps Design Team!! My 1st reveal will be this coming weekend, and I will have some awesome blog candy for you to win!!

Queen Scraps is a great kit club which offers WEEKLY scrapbooking kits!! These kits are reasonably priced at about $10 and there are options for add-ons as well as some great shopping in the Queen Scraps on-line store!!

So please join us on Saturday to meet the other Queen Scraps Designers and for several chances to win some AWESOME prizes!!

And now for somE NSD Specials at Queen Scraps!!

These specials will be good on May 1st ONLY and while supplies last!

KITS: The monthly kit option will be available - for customers that buy this option (or any four kits) you'll get a 5th one free! If you buy eight kits you'll get two free, etc.

COPIC MARKERS & SMOOCH SPRITZ: When you buy any two you will get one free, buy four get two free, etc. (effort will be made to make coordinating colors on the Copics for the freebies but it will be whatever is available.)

OTHER ITEMS: Stamps will be marked down to 40% off of retail and LOTS of stuff will be moved to clearance of 50% off (this includes all bazzill cardstock and anything that has not been included in any kits, so LOTS of stuff!)

So, be sure to head on over to the Queen Scraps on-line store on Saturday for some blog hoppin' & great deals and to Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations ALL MONTH LONG for some awesome challenges & scrapping fun!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cookin' Up Creations April DT Reveal ~ Jillibean Soup

Hello All!

I wanted to share my projects created for the Cookin' Up Creations April DT Reveal! I was so excited to receive some beautiful things from Jillibean Soup! These paper & elements are from their Egg Drop Soup Collection! These 2-sided paper & fun elements are so much fun! The bright colors work great for Easter pages, as well as lots of other themes!

Here is what I created...

This frame was started as a gift for my mom... but sadly, we lost her the day I started creating it. I told my dad about it, and he asked me to finish it and bring it when we go visit for the memorial service later this summer. :)

(The next two LO's were inspired by Heidi's April Sketches on her Cropstar Blog)
All of the above projects were created with Jillibean Soup's "Egg Drop Soup" Collection (including patterned paper & cardstock sticker elements). Other items include, Prima Flowers, Making Memories Brads, Stampin' Up Stamps & Ink, Misc. Trims, Recollections Bling, DCWV Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock & Misc. Rhinestones.

Thanks for looking... Have A Wonderful Day!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Cookin' Up Creations Mini Cyber Card Crop!!

Please join us at Cookin' Up Creations today, Friday, April 16th, 6:00 PM EST through Sunday, April 18th, 12:00 midnight EST, for a Mini Cyber Card Crop!! The topic will be ALL ABOUT CARDS!! Each Design Team Member will be posting card challenges and games during the weekend. Also there will be a Bingo game and you can still put in your words until 5PM Eastern! Hope to see you there!

My Scrapbooking Supplies ~ Challenge #7

First, I want to thank you all for your thoughts & prayers regarding the loss of my mom. I think it's going to take quite a while for me to be able to go a day and not get emotional.

I have been enjoying being the Guest Designer over at My Scrapbooking Supplies and today, I wanted to share Challenge #7 with you!! This weeks challenge was to use this photo as inspiration in creating a card or layout...

You can use whatever part of the photo that inspires you... colors, layout... whatever gets your creative juices flowing! Be sure to post a link to your creation at My Scrapbooking Supplies to be in the running for a great prize!!

Here is my layout that was inspired by this photo. I took this photo from my front porch after a thunder storm recently.

Supplies used: Prima Marketing Patterned Paper, Recollections Bling Flourishes, Misc. Bling for butterfly centers, Making Memories Brads, Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Paper Crimper.

Thanks for visiting & have a great day!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Want To Win Some Copic Markers???

Then head on over to My Scrapbooking Supplies!!!

Here's all you have to do....

24 Hr Spring Comment Quest !!

Were you busy this week and didn't have a chance to play along with our challenge #6 "April Showers Bring May flowers?" Well this quest is for you!! For 24 hrs only starting today at 12 noon you can leave a comment on this post for a chance to be entered to win an 8 pack of Copic primary colors and one of their black writing pens.

Are you ready ? Go!!!

Leave a comment by April 15th 12noon CST to be entered!

Happy Scrapping!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Few Pictures, Layouts & Some Sad News...

Hello All!

Our family received some sad news this weekend. My dad called on Saturday morning to let us know that my mom wasn't doing well. She's been suffering with a lung disease for about 10 years now, and the last few years it has gotten pretty bad. It's sad, because she never smoked a day in her life! :( Anyway, after the call, we (dh and I) decided to leave the next day and make the trip from VA to NH.

The rest of the day Saturday was actually really fun... we celebrated my youngest daughter's 8th birthday! She has some friends over and they made some crafts & just had fun!

However, at about 10:30 Saturday night, my dad called to let us know that my mom was gone. :( I am so sad that I didn't make it up there in time to see her. After talking with my dad again on Sunday morning, we decided that we would wait, and go up to NH later in the Summer when the girls could go also. There isn't going to be any services until then anyway, so it all works out. We'll be able to take our time getting up there and spend some quality time with family & friends, remembering my mom's life. :)

Basically, I'm keeping busy. I'm catching up on some stuff around the house and hoping to be creative and do some card making & scrapping!

These are a few layouts I worked on last week. These 3 were inspired by some sketches at Scrapbook Heaven. They were holding a Sketch Crop over the week & there were some GREAT sketches!!
These are photos from Mismaloya Cove in Mexico. They are the ruins of an old movie set from "The Night of the Iguana". Supplies: MME Bloom & Grow Patterned Paper, Prima Flowers, Making Memories Brads

Photos of my youngest "helping" daddy! LOL Supplies: MME Abbey Road Patterned Paper, Uknown Flowers, Making Memories Brads, Flower trim from Michael's

My beautiful niece & one of her dance recital photos. Supplies: Autumn Leaves Patterned Paper, Uknown Cardstock, Recollections Bling Flourish, Lace trim from Wal-Mart, Sequin Trim from unknown manufactuer, Queen & Company Pearls (below is close-up of flowers I made using more of the Autumn Leaves Paper)

This layout is of my youngest daughter during her field trip to the Natural Bridge last Spring (May 2009). I used MME Bloom & Grow, Queen & Company Pearls and my Circut for the circles & title!

And last, but not least, is a picture of the cake & invitation that I made for my youngest daughter's 8th Birthday! A friend helped talk me through the cake & I had so much fun making it! And, most important, my daughter LOVED it!

Thank you for visiting my blog!!
Have A Great Day!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

"April Showers Bring May Flowrs"

That is the theme for this weeks challenge at My Scrapbooking Supplies!! I am excited to have been chosen as their Guest Designer for the Month of April!!

For this challenge, you need to use a Digi Stamp & the theme "April Showers Bring May Flowers" to create a card or layout. And wait til' you see the gtreat prize being offered this month! It's a set of Copic Markers!! So be sure to check out My Scrapbooking Supplies for all of the rules & details for this weeks challenge!!

The Creative Team got to work with wonderful digi stamps from Squigglefly.

Believe it or not, this is the very first time I have ever used digi stamps. I always thought that I really wouldn't like them, but I have totally changed my mind!! I love that I can re-size, flip and change them to fit the project I'm working on exactly!!

Both cards were created using digi stamps from Squigglefly, DCWV Cardstock, MME Bloom & Grow Patterned Paper, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stampin' Up Water Color Pencils.

Can't wait to see your creations!!

TFL & Have A Great Day!