Monday, December 29, 2008

It's Been A While....

I know that I've nearly let the whole month of December go by without posting much! It has been a very wild and crazy month to say the least. BUT.....the holidays are nearly over and I am ready to do some major scrapping! I've already done 3 layouts since Christmas! I have a whole list of things to do this week too. Give me a day or two and I will get some more stuff up here on my blog. I have LOTS that I want to share with you. See you all real soon!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Random Scrappy Musings

Just wanted to share a few random layouts that I've not posted yet.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Layouts, Layouts, Layouts...

I've not had too much time to get a whole lot done. Here are a few that I have done but haven't posted here yet.

This layout was my submission for Scrap Whispers Challenge #8 which was to use a handmade pillow from Etsy as my inspiration.
This layout is using Scrapbook Challenges #117 and I also used it for my "Family Feud" challenge over on the ScrapCity Crop this week.For challenge #7 on Scrap Whispers, I did this layout which was inspired by a cartoon character.
This layout is done using a PageMap and was one of the ScrapCity's CT reveals.
Another layout for the ScrapCity CT reveal, we had to do a layout about one of our obsessions.
With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I'm not sure what I'll be able to get done. I do have a huge Scrappy To-Do list though! I'll have more to share as soon as I can.....

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A New Look to Scrap Whispers

I just wanted to share the news with you that Scrap Whispers has a brand new look! It's so great and is just the beginning of some new and exciting things that are about to start happening over there. Please go check it out. Also, now is the time to sign up for the next round of the Scrap Whispers scraplifting! Remember that the object here is to send around a layout one person at a time to scraplift so you can see the progression of the "Scrap Whipser" at the end. If you head on over to this thread, you can sign up to play. And when you do, be sure to tell them that Telah sent you!

And while I'm at it, there are great weekly challenges with wonderful prizes to take advantage of on the Scrap Whispers blog. Here is what I did for Challenge #6-Sticky Situations:

Thursday, November 6, 2008

A Few New Layouts....

Here are some layouts and a card I did recently using the Sweet Pea Scraps October Kit. I loved that kit. It seemed like after each layout I did, I liked the kit that much more. I still have a good bit left so I should be able to do some more soon.

Mark your calendars now for this crop over on ScrapCity! All of the games and challenges are based on Television Game Shows or Board Games. I've gotten some sneak peeks at what some of the games and challenges will be and you are going to love them. We will all have so much fun during this week. So head on over and sign up to play in this thread: Tracking Thread

Friday, October 31, 2008

Some Halloween Goodies

Here are a few things I've made this year for Halloween. I signed up for this workshop with Jamie to create a Spooky Spider Jar, but I was unable to attend. I got all my supplies from Jamie and finally put it together today. I love the look with all the candy inside! With some of the leftover supplies, I made this card using the sketch from a Card Challenge on ScrapCity and 2 Sketches 4 You . I'm going to let Andrew give it to his teacher at his party later today.And speaking of cards, I made this one for the Inkadink challenge last week. Annessa is going to give it to her teacher today.And lastly, here are their treat bags they'll be giving out today at their parties. I printed the wording, "Have a Safe and Happy Halloween From Your Friend Annessa/Andrew" on the cardstock, cut it out and added the stamps from Close To My Heart.I picked up these cute bags at Big Lots on sale yesterday. They are made out of a canvas material and I am planning to get them monogrammed on the back with the kids names. Maybe "Annessa's Loot" and so on!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Some Recent Layouts

I got some scrapping done this week. Here's a run down on what I've done lately.

  1. Challenge #3 over on YMBD. This contest had to be cancelled due to some unfortunate circumstances. Too bad because I had moved onto round #4. Oh, well. Here is the layout I had done:
  2. This next layout is a Two-fer. I used Sketch #114 over on Scrapbook Challenges and used the "recipe" for the Scrap Whispers Challenge #4.
  3. I also did a few layout for the Scrapbook Circle Boo Bash that was held over the weekend. Here are the three I did. Hey, and I was lucky enough to win 3 RAKs! I smell happy mail on it's way to me!
  4. Dixie Pieces is celebrating their one year birthday with a month-long challenge celebration. Here are a couple layouts I've done for them.
I've got several more layouts I want to get done this week. And for this reason, my housework is surely suffering! Hope you are having a great week!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Please Go Vote!

It's that time again. YMBD is taking votes for the layout you like the best for Challenge #3 in the "So You Think You Can Scrap?" Contest. This week's challenge was to complete a layout using something other than the normal squares, rectangles, circles, ovals, etc. that are generally used as the main focus on the page. Eight contestants will be eliminated after the vote. You have until Sunday evening to go vote (remember only one vote). Here's the link: Vote Here

Monday, October 20, 2008

Scrap Update

Where oh Where to begin! I feel like every time now that I come over here to post, I have a billion things that I want to share! I guess if I posted more often, I wouldn't feel that way, now would I?!

First of all, I'll share my layouts I did over the past week. This first one is from the "So You Think You Can Scrap?" contest over on YMBD. Challenge #2 was to use your favorite ice cream flavor to inspire your layout. Here's what I did:Any guesses as to what my favorite flavor is? The vote was this weekend. Would you believe that I totally forgot about the whole thing and didn't get my vote in?! I'm so ashamed.....But happy that someone voted for me. Enough to get me to the next round! I'll be working on Challenge #3 this week.

The next layout is what I turned in for Challenge #3 over at Scrap Whispers (on time this go around I might add). Tic-Tac-Toe was the theme to use as your inspiration. Here's what I did:While I was working on it, Nessa came down and asked me what I was doing. I explained the challenge and what I had decided to do with it. She told me she wanted to do one too, so she did. It was SO good. I emailed it along with mine to Georgina and she asked if we could put it up with the rest of the DT as a guest layout. Don't you know that just made her day! Here is Nessa's layout but be sure to go see it over on Scrap Whispers too. And while you're at it, jump in there and do this challenge! There's a cool RAK up for grabs!

Lastly, I finished up my layout for Sketch #113 over on Scrapbook Challenges. Simple, yet it still took me three days to complete!
And now for some BIG news! If you have children that scrapbook, if you know children that like to scrapbook or just some crafty kids in general, Mark your calendars now for November 1st. This is the start of our (Me and DD) Challenge Blog for Kids! There are tons out there for us big scrappers, but not that many, if any at all for kids. So the idea for KidsCanScrap was born and the concept has been growing nicely. I have felt around to see if many would be interested and have gotten a good response. I have also gotten confirmation on some pretty awesome prize sponsors! Two of them are Scrapbook Circle Kits and American Crafts! Check out the new Teen Line from AC:Are you as excited as Nessa and I are?! I hope so! Come on over and visit KCS and be sure to bookmark it so you can come back on November 1st for our first challenge!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Couple Layouts from the Weekend

Friday night was our monthly crop night. I had done so many layouts the week before that I really didn't have anything that had to be done, so I just enjoyed myself and scrapped whatever. I did really want to go ahead and do this above layout because I had taken some pictures of Amelia in the cutest outfit ever and already had in mind what patterened paper I wanted to use on a layout. Am I the only one that does that? Is it bad to buy clothes because you can already picture what a great page it will make? LOL, anyway....I finished two layouts.

Isn't it wonderful to have a BFF to scrap with? I get together with Leah nearly once a week. And if we don't get together physically, we usually try to scrap together virtually using IM or Skype. As Leah did her layouts, I watched and loved what she was doing, so why not scraplift her? I scraplift people I don't know all the time, so why not?? So if you go over to her blog, you may see a couple of hers that resemble these. Thanks Leah for your inspo!!I've only done two layouts this week so far. I plan to try and scrap tonight? Anyone up for skype?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Who's Up For A Challenge?

Ok, so if you know me well, you know that I LOVE challenges! There's nothing like a good challenge to get that mojo going and to get some serious layouts done. So anyway, I wanted to share a few with you that are going on now!

1)Scrap Whispers: Head on over and check out this week's challenge-to create a layout with no faces. Georgina just announced today that these challenges are up for everyone to participate in now AND she's got an awesome RAK to give away to one lucky winner this week. Here's what I did for this one:
2)Scrapbook Challenges: Need a Sketch? How about this one over on SC. There are also two great challenges given by two of the talented DT members over there.

3)I am a new DT member over on Scrapcity and they have tons of challenges offered up on their forum. Please go check them out too!

There are lots more out there too! I have some of my favorite challenge sites listed in my sidebar. I wanna know which challenges you participate in. Leave me some links in the comments about some of your favorite challenge sites!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

What's Been Going On?!?

A whole lotta' scrappin' is what! I have gotten so busy with challenges and contests and submissions here lately, I had to go buy myself a calendar to put down what I want to get done and when I need it done by! Do I sound as crazy to you as I sound to myself? Ha!

First of all, I've been famed! Check out Unpubbed to see me as the featured famer! Ahh....I'm soaking up my 15 minutes of fame..... Here's the layout that I won with:
And here is the layout that I picked as my recent favorite to share on the site:I used my new October kit from Sweet Pea Scraps to make it. I cut out a lot of flowers, swirls and even the tree branch, but it was so worth it. I love the colors in it too! If you are looking for a kit, you need to get this one!

And speaking of kits.....I got to pick up my kit from Jamie Scraps last week and I just about tore that thing to pieces. What I mean is that I used so much of it, all I have left is scraps....and I am even planning to use those too! It is so good that I just cannot let it go to waste! Here are some of the creations I did with it:
This kit is fabulous and works so well with this time of year! It too is a must have! Go on over there and place your order now!

I haven't officially announced that I was picked as a DT member for the challenge site, Scrap Whispers. It all happened so fast. I submitted, I was picked, I accepted, I had to do the first challenge and get it returned all in a matter of a few days. So a little info: Scrap Whispers is a great challenge blog that uses the idea of the "telephone" game where you sit in a circle and whisper a phrase into the ear of the one next to you until it gets all the way around and then you announce what you heard and laugh at how it progressed into something different from what it was originally. Well, this is all done with a layout and gets scraplifted by each member of the team. In the end, the layouts are all revealed and you get to see each persons take on the one passed to them and how the "whisper" progressed. You can read more information about it here. The whole process takes about 2 months and there are also weekly challenges to do in the meantime. Points are awarded to the winning team and then there is also an individual winner who has the most points. I will be reminding you all when it is time for sign ups to play again so you can all join in and play this fun scrappy game!

I used the above layout from Jamie's kit, as my example for the Scrap Whispers 1st Challenge. The challenge was to use Nancy Drew as your inspiration.

There is a new sketch over on Scrapbook Challenges and this is my week to host a challenge. You can see my challenge HERE.

Thanks to all those who went over to YMBD and voted in the "So You Think You Can Scrap?" Contest! I made it to Round 2. This week's challenge is to do a layout based on your favorite ice cream flavor. I'm a chocolate kind of girl, so that's what I did. I can't post my layout here until after the voting takes place this weekend. Don't forget to go over and vote for your favorite layout! Just look for the link to vote for Challenge #2.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

So You Think You Can Scrap?

There's a contest going on over on Your Memories By Design. This is round #1 where everyone enters their favorite layout and then they are all voted on over this weekend. The bottom 8 will be announced on Monday and out of the contest. So head on over there and vote for the layout that you like the best! There are 53 great layouts to choose from!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A New Month and Some News to Share

Jamie Scraps

I'm excited to tell you about my dear friend Jamie and her new business venture! She has created her own kit club as a demonstrator for Stampin' Up and today is when the first kit debuts. I'm so excited for her and wish her the best of luck with this new endeavor. And I've been honored as she asked me to be one of her designers for her kits! I will be meeting up with her today to get my supplies. I will be making layouts/projects for her to use as examples on her website. I am SO excited to get started on this project.

AND, today also brings you the new challenge over on Inkadink where I am guest designing this month. Please go over there and check it out! I know that the team has done some awesome work and will have some great RAKs for prizes at the end of this challenge.

And speaking of RAKs, Kim S. is the winner of the RAK giveaway from September 1st. Contact me, Kim to set up a delivery of your goods!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Most Recent Layouts

Well, I finished up the challenges over on the Scrapbook Nook. I find out what place I finish tomorrow. It was a lot of fun, although I know I am nowhere near the top! There are some really awesome scrappers over there.
**ETA: I finished in 19th place!**I wasn't able to start scrapping until Thursday, but I still got quite a bit done between then and now. Here you go:

This was Core Class: Music. We had to use a song title for our title on the layout. I used Shania Twain's "You're Still The One". The next three layouts are all using the Pink Paislee Vintage Moon. I LOVE that stuff!

This was an elective class about your education or job title. I did this layout to show my transition from being a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA...which I still am, actually) to being a Stay At Home Mom.

This layout was for Core Class: Foreign Language. You could not use any words of your own tongue. I titled mine Dormido which is Spanish for asleep and then added Uno, Dos & Tres. I journaled in English and it is tucked behind the picture.

This elective was for Theatre Ed. Use a famous quote from a movie in your title. I used part of the quote, "Get busy livin' or get busy dyin'" from The Shawshank Redemption.

The last Core Class was Library Science: Make a Mini Album, must use softness (ribbon) and stamps. I did this one for Andrew. It was nowhere near as good as the other gals, BUT Andrew LOVED it and that's what matters MOST!!!

I found a new challenge site (well, new to me), SYC, a while ago but haven't done anything for it yet. This was a challenge to doodle on the layout. I broke out those doodle genies for this one!

This layout is for Sketch #110 that is up now over on Scrapbook Challenges. It gets me in the mood for Halloween!

I love how this layout turned out. I love the "Superman" colors about it. I did it for the Unpubbed famer lift for this week.

That's about all for now. I did the OLW challenge too, but haven't got a pic of it yet. I'll show it along with any others I get done this week at a later time. Hope you have a great week! Go get Scrappy!!!