Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Scrapbook Challenges

Sorry I haven't been around as much. :) I've been spending time with the fam. I also have been working hard on Scrapbook Challenges. I narrowed down the new DT...thank you so much to everyone who tried for it! I wish I could have picked everyone, really...I hate feeling like I have let people down. But I also am very excited for the team we have lined up for the new term! PLUS we have so many FABULOUS things in store! I am truly excited! So, if you are not a member of Scrapbook is the time people! :)

And don't miss out on this:

Top Ten of 2009

I've spent some time looking over the layouts I've made for the past year and I wanted to post my top ten layouts here.  These are my favorites for the year:

There you have it.  :)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sketch 178

Hello everyone! I hope you had an awesome Christmas! I got my computer back! It's got a new hard drive. I have to spend time loading programs and bookmarking sites today. There's nothing on my computer right now, but I am just happy to have it. I also have to take time to look through what was saved to our external hard drive to see what I am missing.

Anyways, of course, it is Monday, which means sketch. :) So here's the new sketch for you:

And here are some samples from the wonderful SC gals...

If you do the sketch, leave a link here, or to be entered into the monthly drawing, post in the Scrapbook Challenges gallery.

Have a fantastic Monday!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

Christmas Glitter Graphics

This is my last post before Christmas...which is tomorrow, can you believe it? I wanted to take time to wish you all Merry Christmas! I am so thankful for each and every one of you. I can't even tell you how happy it makes me when I see that someone has commented on my work. :)

Of course, right after spending all that money on Christmas, we not only got an unexpected bill (tax related!) but my computer died. I am writing this on Wednesday on a computer that is not mine and we are getting ready to take mine in to the genius bar...I truly hope that they are in fact genius and can get it to work again. We can't afford a new one, and even to have them extract content from the hard drive (like all my photos and my work on the book!) would cost like $1200. Why does this stuff always happen when you have no money. So hope and pray with me that my Christmas gift this year is to NOT have to buy a new computer, to have all my work still there in my old and workable computer.

I have one last layout to share with you before Christmas day.


Supplies for "The Santa Experience 09":
Papers--Pink Paislee, Collage Press and Cosmo Cricket. Chipboard Letters--American Crafts, Chipboard Numbers--Pink Paislee, Chipboard Mitten--Maya Road, Flower and flower center--Prima Marketing, Glimmer Mist--Tattered Angels, Thread--DMC, Ribbon and Tulle--unknown.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Little Shoebox Layouts

Ok, thought I'd pop in here and share my December work for My Little Shoebox. I know everybody is very busy this time of year. So I will make it quick. :) This month I got to work with the "Little Ladies" line from My Little Shoebox. I absolutely LOVE it! Here's what I made:

And just in case you can't see it on the layout, I thought I would also post the picture so you could see that I captured the spit coming out of Eryn's mouth! :)

Click on any of them to view them larger. My Little Shoebox is busy busy getting all the new lines ready for CHA in Jan. Sneak peeks start on Jan. 1st! :) So stay tuned for that.

Have a fabulous Wednesday everyone. Christmas is almost here! Maybe you are even already in the midst of the celebrations. :) Enjoy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sketch 177

It's Monday on the week of Christmas! Are you ready? :)

Here's the new sketch this week:

And here are samples from the fabulous SC girls...

And from our featured member this month, Rose Ann--

If you use the sketch, we would love to see what you do! Simply share a link here with us. Or for a chance to win the monthly prize, post it in the gallery over at Scrapbook Challenges. :)

Have an amazing Monday!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

SSCC #18

Since it is Christmas week, the challenge over at SSCC is really easy. ;) It's a sketch.

Here's the sketch:

And here is the card I made:

I hope you can join us this week! :) And I really hope you all have a great Christmas week!!! It's almost here! I really want to take some extra time this week to reflect on everything the Lord has done for me...He is SO good! The Christmas story is a story of a miracle...but it is so much more than that. So many times it just goes in one ear and out the other...we've heard it all before. But it's not so simple and I hope we never forget that.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

10 Photos on 1 page! :)

The challenge is up at Scrap and Stamp...and it will be up for two weeks instead of one. The challenge is simple, make a Christmas layout with stamping. The sponsor this time is "Making Handmade Cards." We each got the "Funky Christmas" ekit to play with, and even though they are intended for cards, they are easily used on layouts too. :) I used 5 images from the kit on my layout.

Here's my layout:

And it has 10 photos on it! :) I made the collage of photos in photoshop, then I made a clipping mask for the borders. It is actually something that is really easy to do.

Well I hope you play along with us this week, we desperately need people to do the challenges. :) And you have two weeks to do it! So I hope I see several of you playing along.

Have a FANTASTIC weekend everyone!!!

Winterfest 09 supplies:
Papers--October Afternoon, Digital Images--Making Handmade Cards, Chipboard Letters--Pink Paislee, Snowflake Stamp--Pink Paislee, Ink--Stampin' Up!, Button--Rusty Pickle, Ribbon--Rusty Pickle, Gold Star-- , Glitter--Scribbles, Adobe Photoshop CS2, Digital Mask--Katie Pertiet (Border Die Cuts No 2, downloaded from

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Trees Galore

So not only do we have two Christmas trees in our house this year, but I have several other trees scattered around the house. :) I love it! There's no denying what time of year it is at our house. Here are three that I made. I've seen several different kinds of these Christmas trees done over the know the kind, where you start off with a Styrofoam cone. Until this year, I had never done one! Even though they were and have been all over the internet. I tried to be a little creative with mine...trying some new stuff. Here are the individual trees:

This one I made some of my favorite things to do and put them around the tree. And then I added another favorite: lace. :)

For this tree I just punched circles of patterned paper and arranged on my tree. I wanted it to be a different height, so it was in between the size of the other two so I added a bit of styrofoam (sprayed with glimmer mist) on the bottom.

And then this one I took a bunch of Prima flowers and sprayed with glimmer mist in the colors I wanted. I then covered the tree with the little flowers. :) I love it.

Well if you have never tried one of these before, I encourage you to do so, they are fun and they make for really cute Christmas decorations. :)

Have an AWESOME Friday!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Scraps on a tree

I meant to post this yesterday, but Wednesdays always get so busy for us. Anyways, here's a great idea for using scraps. I took some leftovers from my scrapmuse kit and put them on a wooden tree. You wouldn't need the wooden tree though, you could do the same thing on a piece of cardstock. :) Here's how mine looks:

That tree is from Say It With Letters. I covered it with Glimmer Mist before adding anything to it...yes, in red, not green! :) It was actually a pretty simple project.

I have some more fun Christmas Trees to show you tomorrow. :)

Have a Fabulous Thursday! Today is my son's last school day for 2009!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Scrapmuse is a fabulous monthly kit and I was honored to be asked to guest design for them this month. You can view the December kit here. Here are some layouts that I made with the kit:

I have another project I did with the kit, and I will share it with you tomorrow. Do go check out their site, and I believe there are still some December kits available! :)

Our family seems to be healthy again. Austin is back at school. I am hoping to get a lot done today as far as cleaning and laundry...but maybe I will also relax a little. :)

Have an awesome Tuesday!

Monday, December 14, 2009


Thanks to everyone who stopped by and left comments for the Rusty Pickle Holiday Hop! :) I really do appreciate the comments.

And the winner is....

Congratulations! Send me your address ( and I will get this mailed out to you. :)

Sketch 176

Well...another Monday, another sketch. :) It was a long tough night of cleaning up after a sick boy last night...when is our whole house going to be well?

Here's the sketch this week:

And here are some fabulous samples from the SC girls...


And this one comes from our featured member this month, Rose Ann--

Oh and in case you hadn't heard....

Design Team Call
Open December 10th to December 28th.
Announcement will be made on January 1st, 2010
(those selected will be notified before that)

Do you have a New Years goal of making a design team…then we have the perfect one for you! Scrapbook Challenges is looking for some talented scrapbookers to help out with posting challenges and completing layouts based on sketches. We have 4 spots open. The term will be January 2010 through April 2010, and we do ask that you commit to that.
• DT members will post at least one challenge a month.
• DT members will be given the sketches at least one week in advance and asked to complete a LO once a month based on one of the sketches per month.
• DT members will help answer questions and participate in the board.
• DT members will sign up to do QOTD’s and Featured Layouts.

What DT members will get:
• The ability to state a design team for your scrapbook resume.
• Your name will be highlighted on the Deign Team page and you can promote websites and groups of your choice.
• DT members will receive a “signing bonus” RAK in the mail, as well as occasional RAKS throughout their term.
• Possible sponsor packages of goodies.

If you are interested:
Please send an email to with “Design Team” in the subject line. Please share the following:
• A LO that is your favorite that you did.
• Links to websites or galleries.
• A link to your member profile if you are already a member of Scrapbook Challenges.
• Why you want to be a part of this new Design Team?