Monday, December 29, 2008

This was so much fun...

So I came across a Design Team call for and it really caught my eye...unlike any call I had come across previously. In order to apply for the Create My Keepsake Design Team, you had to create a kit from your personal scrap goodies & then create 2 or 3 projects using your kit. I decided to give it a try....& can I just say...I wish this was my full-time J-O-B!!! I had so much fun trying to decide what should be in my kit. I recently acquired a bunch of new patterned papers, so I really tried to push myself by including some papers I wouldn't normally reach for...especially since the majority of my scrapping includes photos of two teenage sons!

So here is my kit:

Included in my kit:

Cardstock - Pink, lime green, olive green & blue - unknown

Patterned Paper - Fancy Pants-Crush "Devoted"-double sided; Sassafras Lass-Serendipity "Owl Pals-double sided; Scenic Route-Ashville "Kraft Wildflower"; Cosmo Cricket-Twist & Shout/Get Happy:Crush-double sided; Wester's Pages-Sweet Charity Collection "Primrose Garden"; My Mind's Eye-Out & About-"No. 1 Floral Paper", "No. 1 Medallion Paper", & Front Porch "Screen Door Darling Stripe"

Journaling Paper - Making Memories Noteworthy - 3 designs

Alpha - Scrapworks-"Flea Market" cardstock stickers-black

Rubons - American Crafts-"Mini Marks-Summer"

Brads - K & Company-"Wild Saffron"-fabric brads

Buttons - Favorite Findings "Ocean"

Clip - Making Memories Pebble Clip "Travel"

Chipboard - K & Company-"Wild Saffron" Alphabet box; Creating Keepsakes-house, owl & tree branch

Flowers - Large green w/white brad; 2 small yellow silk

Stickers - Kelly Panacci-Journal Labels

Die Cut Shapes - K & Company-"Wild Saffron" Die-Cut cardstock tags

Ribbon - Martha Stewart "Playful"-yellow & brown, blue dotted; The Paper Studio-brown

And here are the layouts that I created using my kit! The first one is titled "A day in the LIFE" and captures my 13 year old son trying to avoid the camera...but I did get a few good ones!!! My favorite technique right now is hand stitching...I just love how it adds just that little something extra...a finishing touch!

And my second layout is titled "WHOO LOVES U" and highlights several photos taken during Thanksgiving 2006. The top photo is my youngest brother being loved by nieces & nephews, the middle photo is my family and the bottom photo is of a nephew & niece. I would never have thought to try pink with Thanksgiving photos...

Again, I can't tell you how much fun this was! It was a great challenge & I think I will do it again...just to see what I can come up with! Thanks for looking and good luck to everyone trying out for the CMK Design Team!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Wish things would slow down a little...

So I am sitting here wishing that I had put up our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving weekend...I haven't had any time since then and this weekend is not looking good either! I did buy a new TRENDY red tinsel wreath for the front door & the cheerleaders were selling there are a few festive touches around the house...but not near what I am used to!!! Oh well...

A quick share of a recent layout...some of my favorite photos from this past summer of my boys & their cousin @ Grandma Sarah's pool...wish it was that warm right now! ha, ha

And here is a project that I got very ambitious and I am working on trying to take photos every day of December until Christmas...& journaling too! A wonderful project shared by the girls over at Scrapbook Circle from Ali Edwards' blog...

So that's it for now...need to get to bed for a good nights sleep!!! Here's to finding time in the very near future to getting my Christmas decorating done...or at least started!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Yeah...I's been forever

So, it's been forever since I posted to my blog...hmmm...looks like it corresponds with about the time school started! Since then I have been going to junior high & high school football games, etc. I absolutely LOVE watching my kids play sports! So speaking of LOVE & SPORTS...I LOVE to scrapbook...and seems like lately I am doing sports layouts! Since I am mostly a chronological scrapper, I am working on Summer baseball 2005 (um yeah, I'm that far behind! ha, ha) So here's a few layouts that I thought turned out pretty good:

I am loving the chipboard that came in the Creating Keepsakes KOTM "Mix It Up"-very fun to experiment with paint! This layout is a scraplift of Mrs. O @ Scrapjazz...she does great stuff!

Here's my ALL-STAR! We had so much fun during the state tournament that summer! & made some wonderful friends too!

And my other ALL-STAR!

This has to be one of my favorite recent layouts! Did this layout for a sketch challenge on Pink Sketches...everything just pops off the page & LOVE those red brackets!

Well, guess that is it for's past my bedtime...again! All I can say about tomorrow is...TGIF!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Just a little sharing...

We had a super busy weekend to celebrate my DH's mom's 69th was a great shed party!

Can you tell how surprised she was! We got her pretty good this time! he, he, he

So on Sunday, I got my scrappin' stuff out again...did a lo for sketch #1 at Pink Sketches, but missed the deadline...darn it! But just have to share the lo 'cause I think it turned out great:

Well, it is past my bedtime...until next time! Take care!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Baylie...isn't she too cute?!?

Just have to share a layout I just finished of my great niece, Baylie:

What a doll! With 2 boys to scrap normally, I LOVE the chance to do something a bit more girlie!!!

Another kitten....

Several months ago a kitten "adopted" us and we took her into our home...we fell in love with her & really enjoy her even though we had no previous cat experience! Here is Shadow:

Of course, my youngest son, Joel, has decided that Shadow needs a buddy. I wasn't exactly on board with the idea of 2 cats, but our second kitten was dropped off today. She hasn't been named yet, but here she is:

Just call me the cat lady...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Found a monthly scrapbook kit club...

I have been searching for a monthly scrapbook kit club to subscribe to & I think I may have just found it! It is called Scrapbook Circle & their kits look amazing! I already set up an account:

Maybe I can upload some of my layouts tonight...they are also having a DT call...thinking about applying...would love to be on a design team!!! It's just a dream...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Having fun with finding blogs...

I am fairly new to posting layouts, etc. to online galleries. My favorite scrapbooking website is Scrapjazz! Everyone is so great on that site...friendly, helpful, & supportive! I have been a long-time "viewer" of Scrapjazz galleries, but just recently signed up for my own account...& it has been a blast! I came across a challenge from Noel Mignon using a Becky Fleck PageMap...loved the sketch, so just had to try it! Here's my lo using the sketch:

This is probably the 1st sports related lo that I have done...& I have done a ton of them...that doesn't actually use "sports" embellies! I really like the result...& I am loving doing hand-stitching on my lo's!!! Fun!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

My first blog entry...

Just giving this a see if I can even figure out how to set up a blog! Enjoying watching the Summer Olympics...& have been scrappin' this weekend! Time to get ready for the WORK week!