Friday, December 21, 2012

A midway Clock reminder

  A little before and after

I scrapbooked this traditionally, then decided it was really plain so I had to add a little zing in MDS2 to spruce it up a bit (just scroll down you will see).  Much better.  This is a midway reminder to get your entries into Scrap It Girl December Tick Tock lets see a clock challenge, you have until the end of the month , you can enter two projects just make sure there is a clock on them , go here to enter Scrap It Girl. 

You could win this


A Christmas tag .  Not much on words lately , trying to post quick, can't sit for long, but thank you for looking :)

I am entering this at

Sentimental Sundays -  xmas tag
Fab n Funky - add ribbon or lace
Try It On Tuesday - lucky dip pick 4 mine are stamped image, distress, ribbon, and sentiment
Craft Us Crazy - xmas
Sugar Creek Hollow - for a gift

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Latest Challenge - December 2012 Sketch

Another page done, it's slow going lately I do apologize.  I have been recovering from a disc injury and the process has been slow.
Here is a 12x12 page I finished to add to my brothers scrapbook I have been working on for the past 3 years (hang my head in shame), that's also slow going.  This page was to celebrate his niece.  I followed the the sketch at Sketchbook 365.

I am entering this in the following challenges:
Sketchbook 365 - followed the sketch
Frosted Designs - 6 washi tape strips, mine are the three on the right bottom and under the bottom of the picture, there are 2 gray and a pink one
Simply Create - Linky party, anything (go mingle!!)
Flutter By Wednesday - open challenge with butterfly or fairy

Sunday, December 2, 2012

As Time Goes By

It's time for December's Scrap It Girl Challenge.  Tick Tock we wanna see a CLOCK!  Who doesn’t have some type of clock in their collection?
Remember we like to see any type of home-made project.  You can also add two projects and they can be new or old, just as long as they link back to your clock posting on your site.  We don’t do a random drawing, we actually take the time to view and comment on all entries.  We then post our top 3 and the one who has the most votes wins.  Make sure to read all the rules here.
Go to Scrap It Girl to enter
scroll down to see what you could win.

I created this layout of my daughter through the years from one to twenty.  I couldn't resist when at her daughters 1st bday she hopped on a horse again.  


Products used:
 paper: misc,rhonna farrer some of it was recycled bday paper
dies: tim holtz, stampin up
punches: stampin up
stamps:  hot off the press, stampin up
molds: martha stewart
embossing folder: stampin up

and this is what you can win

Cosmo Cricket 8×8 Art Angel paper pad, & matching element deck & Chip board stickers, mini chip board flower book, snow flake grommets, Scrap perfect glue, twine, buttons, tickets, Webster’s Pages trim and mini petals, Tim Holtz mask

Don't forget to check out the other design teams creations, just clink on the links in my side bar.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Give Thanks

I went with clean and simple this time, a trio of Give Thanks cards.  I created these for the Tree challenge at Scrap It Girl this month, all you have to do is use a tree on your project, simple right?  So create your Tree project and pop on over to Scrap It Girl and enter the challenge , this is what you could win.  You can see a full list of items included here

 November Prize Package
 and don't forget to check out the other DT's projects (look on my right sidebar, you'll find them there) and the guest designer at Scrap It Girl  is  Melisa Waldorf from Paperlicious Designs, awesome family tree!

Below is a list of what I used for my project
3 stamps - stampin up and tim holtz
3 papers - misc, I can't even remember
3 inks stampin up, not including the black , so techinally 4 but I was on a  roll with the 3's
1 die stampin up
sponges and brayer
Thats it clean and simple

thanks for looking :)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Are you ready for October??

The challenge this month at Scrap It Girl is buttons, use more than a dozen buttons on your project.  For this project I knew I wanted to scrap my three little pumpkins in the pumpkin patch.  Each year when they were little I would always take their picture like this, it became a tradition, I don't know why, just one of those things.  I highlighted each one with a round of buttons, they are so darn cute!  I used various punches and dies for the leaves and pumpkins and misc paper and buttons.

Now if you would like a chance to win this awesome prize package
This package includes the following:Tim Holtz Alterations die Elegant Flourishes
EK Success Thank You Stamp Set (six wood mounted stamps)
Recollections Autumn Brads (112 pieces)
Colorbox Pigment Cats Eye Ink (Rich Rustics 6 inks)
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink (chocolate and blueberries 6 inks)
Making Memories Metal Label Holders (6 holders)
Heidi Swapp Clear Stamp (family)
Cloud 9 Designs Epoxy Brads (15 brads)
Cloud 9 Designs Epoxy Stickers (10 stickers)
Stampin Up Buttons 6 (2 each yellow, brown, orange)
Stampin Up Ribbon 4 yards (1 yard each of tangerine tango, old olive, chocolate chip stripe, chocolate chip solid)

you will need to create a project using more than a dozen buttons and enter it over at Scrap It Girl.  Once you get Octobers challenge done you can start working on the rest of the years challenges because they are already posted !

Just a few reminders for Scrap It Girl  Monthly Challenge.
  • You need to use at least 12 Buttons on any type of project
  • You can post two projects
  • Please use new projects & link to our challenge
  • Become a fan, like our web site and like us on Facebook

I am also entering this page in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - leaf-spiration
Simply Create Challenges - Linky party #4
Try It On Tuesday - Lots of layers

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

To Cool


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  To cool , this page was so fun to do , I love painting around the picture the arrow image I stamped on clear plastic I recycled from a tim holtz package as well as the balloon image.  I painted the chipboard, I mixed some neon green, blue and white to come up with this minty color waited for that to dry then kinda dry brushed some white paint over it.
I am entering this in the following challenges

Try It On Tuesday - Anything goes
Anything But A Card - Texture

Another Freaking Scrappy challenge - sketch

Monday, September 17, 2012

Midway reminder Scrap It Girl Challenge

This was a super happy page to make, check out that smile :)

Mid way reminder for the Scrap It Girl September challenge, come on crafters you still have time to enter.  Here's the scoop it's a recipe this time use twine, arrows, circles, bird and the color red.If you enter this month you will have a chance to win this fabby prize, just in time for Halloween!

Making Memories Halloween foam stamp set, Inkadinkado acrylic Halloween stamp set, Making Memories Paper Reverie bling and brad set, Halloween Stickles set with Purple/Orange Peel/Black Diamond colors, Really Reasonable Ribbon pumpkin and bat border ribbons, and orange and black jute string, black & orange Halloween twine, and a huge piece of black burlap.

 So come on and get your apron on and follow the recipe you can go here to Scrap It Girl for all the details and to enter.
You are welcome to submit any type of project unless the challenge calls for something specific.
Please read the rest of the rules here 

So come on get your scrap on!!

Good things come in small packages

For me it would rain red roses,
wonders and miracles to meet
and luck would open each door that closes,
like a hand from above, delivered with love

Wonders and miracles to meet, this is what I got with this small package and have always felt blessed to have this child.  Everyday is full of wonder and miracles and the lessons I have been taught by this small package is numerous and I am grateful for each one.  Don't blink.  These pictures are 20 years old, unbelievable.  Now this child has brought her own small package into the world.  I am truly blessed to experience 4 generations being in the same room.  I have to wonder was this what it was like for my mother when I had this small package and my grandmother was still with us?  I was in a different spot in the family line up then and didn't realize all the miracles around me.  I have been bumped up in rank now and try my hardest not to blink, I don't want to miss anything. 
The lyrics above are from a song sung by Rene Caron, it is truly beautiful.  This is the challenge song over at Scapping the Music and I was inspired to join in on the challenge.  The video is below if you would like to give a listen.
Remember don't blink.

I am entering this in the following challenges

Scrapping the Music - Rain Red Roses
Anything But a  Card -  Texture
Simply Create - Linky party 
Unique Crafters Challenge - Anything goes 
Flutterby Wednesday - Favorite color
Natalie and Amy - Anything goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Good things come in small packages
C'est Magnifique Kits - Sketch Challenge

Monday, September 3, 2012

Keeping It Real

Double Trouble!  Well , back in the day now they are ....let's say ripened! ;)  but still authentic.  I am entering this  in the challenge at My Creative Sketches  here's the sketch


and here's the prize you have a chance at winning if you enter

Thanks for looking

Saturday, September 1, 2012


September already, wow!  This year is flying by.  It's time for a new challenge at Scrap It Girl, it's a recipe this time and I gotta say I really had to think on this  one, getting all the ingredients to flow.  The recipe is to use twine, arrows, circles, bird and the color red.
I used the twine on the bottom of page and to attach sign together, I have to admit I only have one arrow here, sorry.  The circles are the pic and I stamped red circles on the background paper, the embellie with the bird near the top is a circle and some dies I used are circular.  I actually have three birds the one in the corner , one on  the sign and the bird in the embellie, and my red is also in the paper I laid down behind photo and my red circle, I didn't use a lot but it is there.

If you enter this month you will have a chance to win this fabby prize, just in time for Halloween!

Making Memories Halloween foam stamp set, Inkadinkado acrylic Halloween stamp set, Making Memories Paper Reverie bling and brad set, Halloween Stickles set with Purple/Orange Peel/Black Diamond colors, Really Reasonable Ribbon pumpkin and bat border ribbons, and orange and black jute string, black & orange Halloween twine, and a huge piece of black burlap.

 So come on and get your apron on and follow the recipe you can go here to Scrap It Girl for all the details and to enter.

You are welcome to submit any type of project unless the challenge calls for something specific.
Please read the rest of the rules here 

Thanks for looking

Supplies used to create this project;
Dies: Tim Holtz, Stampin Up, Spellbinders
Stamps; Stampology, Stampin Up
Paper; K+Co, Stampin Up , some misc scraps
Flowers; Prima
Rhinestnes; Recollections
Punches; Fiskars, Martha Stewart, Stampin Up
Embellies; K+Co, Martha Stewart clay mold, misc twine

Monday, August 27, 2012

i miss you

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 One layer, one layer ....mmmmm....what to do, I struggle with this the most in my crafting, to me this is really hard.  This is what I came up  with for the one layer challenge at Stampotique Designers Challenge.  You may use any stamps in this challenge, but I love Stampotiques stamps.  I made this by stenciling the black checker board over my Stampotique stamp (Relaxin) after I had stamped and masked it, then stenciling the red heart and stamping the saying, it's all one layer, flaaaaat as can be.

Thanks for looking

Saturday, August 18, 2012

It's all in the Numbers, baby!

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35 actually, here is another project I created for the Numbers challenge at Scrap It girl.  This one is about my weight loss story, no magic pill, just ate right and exercised.   I used stampin up mds2 to make this hybrid page one stamp set and two punches everything else was cut with scissors, you can view the 30 slideshow below, it's super quick don't blink!

So what are you waiting for there is still time to join in the August "Number" challenge go to
Scrap It Girl
Ok , so here is my first video , well really slide slow, hope you enjoy!  It's super quick!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Back to School

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Great news!!  I have been selected to be on the design team for Scrap It Girl!!! 

For  August # Challenge: What’s your #? Use your favorite #s or just random #’s on your project.   
 I thought I would go with the back to school theme. Since it's that time again.   I created a trio to work together to appreciate our teachers out there.  A little lunch sack to place a surprise in , hopefully a good one maybe a cupcake, yum!, a card so my youngest can write a handwritten thank you note on the inside and a little pencil holder filled with pencils for a gift.

I really like the background on the card and the pencil cup which is actually a tomato paste can,  I embossed black cardstock and then brayed over it with white ink, I kinda think it looks like a chalkboard. 
For the card I stamped the image, colored it in, die cut it out added some more die cuts with dsp a button  and apple with some extra numbers. 
On the pencil cup (tomato paste can)  I first put washi tape around the top and bottom then added a layer of gesso and glued down the embossed background paper, stamped and colored the girl again   I popped her on the can with some extra numbers, apples and a tag.  This is the perfect size for a pencil holder.
I stamped the bag with random numbers , die cut the top , added some dsp more die cuts and a tag with twine.  Super easy and quick.

Come and join in the (just click the link below)
 August # Challenge: What’s your #? Use your favorite #s or just random #’s on your project.

We all have numbers,
How many cups of coffee did you have today?
What year were you married?
How many miles did you run today?
How many books did you read this month?
How many kids do you have?
Maybe a numbered birthday card?
Or just your favorite number?

Let's see what you got !

and here's what you could win

Come and join in the challenge at Scrap It Girl (don't forget to read the rules, they are really easy) and you can check out what the other design team members have made, just click on the links in my side bar.

Supplies used
Stamps: Hampton Arts, Stampin Up
Punches: Martha Stewart, Stampin Up, Studio G, EK Success
Dies: Stampin Up
Cuttle Bug embossing folder:
Cosmo Cricket
7 Gypsies washi tape

Sunday, July 15, 2012



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 "uncle Kenny, I farted, can you smell it?"
Yes I said those words but in my defense I was a cute little girl at the time standing on the truck seat while my uncle drove.  This is the story I heard over the July 4th holiday when my family came down to visit.
When I seen the challenge at Scrap It With A Song (Flo Rida- Wild Ones) I knew I had to do this page.  Although this was the first time I heard the "fart" story, I had heard many stories of my uncle and dad doing crazy things and apparently the were pretty wild so my inspiration was the words from the song "wild one". I just gotta say Scrap It With A Song is very inspirational.


I also followed the sketch from PageMaps

I LOVE this sketch, 
everything just fell together perfectly,  
PageMaps is offering a huge prize of embellies
for the winner

The challenge over at Fab n Funky is "Summer Holiday"  This page that I did, so far has been my best summer holiday memory, my family came to visit over July 4th weekend.  We didn't go anywhere or do anything specific, we just hung out and enjoyed each others company and told "fart" stories, it was fab.  I hope I haven't stretched the challenge to far, check out what the design team made at Fab n Funky.

The Fabulous Friday challenge at Frosted Designs is "Stamping" and Pink By Design Stamps is the sponsor.  The inspiration over at Frosted Designs is fabulous, I am lovin Lori's page and Happy Birthday Lynne!  I stamped on my layout the numbers in the upper left, the date and the saying on the bottom of the photo. 

Thank you all for looking