Monday, August 30, 2010

Sketch 215

Hi everyone! It's been a busy morning so far's the new sketch for the week...

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

And for those of you who prefer two pagers, here's a two page sketch...

If you do the sketch, we would love to see it! Share the link with us here OR for a chance to win the monthly sponsorship prize--upload it to the Scrapbook Challenges gallery.

Can't wait to see what you all do!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 27, 2010


**please scroll down for my Friends With Flair post. :)

I owe you a bunch of winners now...let's see...

Let's start with yesterday's Hip Hop! The lucky winner of "Get Scrappy With Material Girl" from Unity is...

And for the Back to School Blog Hop posts...

The winner of the "Report Card" collection from October Afternoon is...

And here are my winners from the daily posts:

Day 1 (Life is Good collection from Echo Park):

Day 2 (Scarlet Lime August kit):

Day 3 (RAK: Punky Sprouts, Tattered Angels, Prima and Basic Grey pack):

Day 4 (Togetherness line from Cosmo Cricket):

Thank you to EVERYONE who stops by the blog!! I actually do have some more giveaways coming up soon too. :)

If you are a winner, congratulations, and please send me your address ( so I can get your prize mailed out to you!

Have a wonderful day!

Friends with Flair Friday!!! :)

Well we have come to another Friends with Flair Friday! :) I will be sharing a layout with you today that I did using The Color Room's palette #20 (which was this past week's challenge...they actually have a new one up now). This is the first time I have participated in one of their challenges. :) Here's Palette #20:

The sketch and picture are just bonuses and can be used for further inspiration. Here's the layout I made for this:

The stamps came from Unity's August Kit of the Month. Here are some close up's:

Now that you have seen what I did, why don't you hop over to the Unity blog and visit all of the blogs participating in Friends with Flair today! :) (There's also the chance to win 25 stamps from Unity by doing so!)

Have a fantastic Friday!!! I'll be back shortly to post winners for the Back to School blog hop and from Hip Hop. :)

Papers--Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny, My Little Shoebox and Basic Grey, Stamps--Unity Stamp Company, Ink and Embossing Powder--Stampin' Up!, Chipboard Letters--My Little Shoebox, Chipboard Butterflies--Cosmo Cricket, Gems--Little Yellow Bicycle, Trims--Websters Pages and Offray, Floss--DMC.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hip Hop!!!

Oh yeah! Oh yeah! It's my birthday.'s not...but it feels like it is!!! :) Today is Hip Hop and I get to participate!!! know what that means...I AM ON THE DT!!!!!!!!!!!! Again I say Oh Yeah! :) In case you have absolutely no clue what I am talking about...I'm talking about Unity Stamp Company. You've seen me post many projects using their stamps, and now I have been asked to be on the Scrapbook Design Team for them!

You'll want to start Hip Hop at the Unity Blog. If you came from Jennifer then you are in the right place. :)

Here's my layout that I am sharing with you today...

All my papers are from My Mind's Eye's new Lost and Found collection. :) Here are some close up's:

Here you can see how I used the Vintage Banners stamp set. This is hands down one of my favorite stamp sets...I use it a lot. :)

And on the background, I stamped some flowers from Insightful Meadows several times. That stamp on the photo comes from She Sprouted Wings.

Then those spots in the middle of my fans were cut from a image that I stamped using She Sprouted Wings again.

And finally, you see that wonderful women with wings stamp, also from the She Sprouted Wings stamp set. :)

And how would you like to win something today???

Just leave me a comment and you could win this:

Winner will be announced tomorrow (along with the Back to School blog hop winners).

And now it's time to hop on to the lovely Natalie.

Next Blog

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Supplies for "Be Me" layout:
Papers--My Mind's Eye, Stamps--Unity Stamp Company, Ink--Stampin' Up!, Cardstock--Bazzill, Embossing Powder--Stampin' Up!, Adhesive--Helmar Adhesive (Premium Craft glue and Liquid Scrap Dots), Computer Font--Handwriting Dakota.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ScrapStreet is the best!

Did you know that ScrapStreet has over 10,000 subscribers? And over a MILLION hits a month on the magazine! I have heard people say that they don't submit to online magazines, only print ones. But why would you not want to be part of a magazine that has that many followers? It is seriously THE BEST online magazine out there! I thought that even before I became part of the team. :)

So check out the current magazine here.

And did you notice that AMAZING layout on the cover? It is stamped! It was a submission for my "Get Your Stamp On" article, but landed on the cover instead. :)

Do you want to be on the cover of the magazine AND win a wonderful prize, check out this post here.

And here are our current calls, there's still time to submit, they are due August 30th.

So hope you all submit, submit, submit!!!

Thought I would share a few projects that I did that were in the July issue of ScrapStreet. It was for an article about Whimsy Stamps.

For details and supplies on these projects, check out that article.

I'm off. :) Hope you have a wonderful day...and I hope you check out the August issue of ScrapStreet and then submit!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Helmar and Cosmo Cricket

I gotta tell you...I was thrilled when I discovered that my Helmar box of goodies included the Joy Ride collection from Cosmo Cricket! So today I get to share a layout that I made using both of these awesome manufacturers.

I seriously LOVE this line. :) I just used Helmar Premium Craft Glue to adhere everything. I'll let you in on a secret about that....this glue lasts forever. It's all I have left of my Helmar glue because I used everything else! :)

Here are some close up's:

Today the weather here is a bit gloomy which seems to have brightened my mood. :) I know...I'm weird. We went on a nice walk without the sun shining in our eyes and with the cool nice! I hope it rains too. I love the rain. Well I'm off to have a GOOD day! :)

Hope you have a FABULOUS day yourself!

Supplies for "Worth It" layout:
Papers and Chipboard--Cosmo Cricket, Letter Stickers--Jillibean Soup, Buttons--Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker, Floss--DMC, Computer Font--Big Caslon, Adhesive--Helmar.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Winner from SSIC hop!

Yep...I owe you a winner for the mini alphas that I was giving away on the SSIC blog hop post.

And the winner is....

Congrats Kristine! Send me your address ( and I will get those sent out to you. :)

Thanks to everyone who left comments!!!

And there are still open giveaways here, here, here, and here. :)

Sketch 214

Well it's Monday...first day of school here. I will be with Hayden at Kindergarten this morning. But first, let's post the new sketch for the week:

Are here are some samples from the awesome SC gals...


And this one comes from our Guest Designer this month, Michelle Lanning--

And for those of you who prefer two page layouts...

If you do the sketch, we would love to see it! Share the link with us here OR for a chance to win the monthly sponsorship prize--upload it to the Scrapbook Challenges gallery.

Can't wait to see what you all do!

Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Back to School Day 4

**The following giveaways are still open: 2 on Back to School Day 1, Back to School day 2, and Back to School day 3.

And we have reached our final day of the Back to School blog hop. :) Hope you have enjoyed it! Here's my project for the day:

I took a cheap white board and altered it. I made a frame to go around it. I put magnets on the back too so I can put it on my refrigerator. I can keep track of homework or mark who has finished their homework on it. I plan to make it more like a chart...have spots for M-F and my boys names...then the can x it off when they finish their homework for the day.

Here are some close up's:

And now for today's's the new Togetherness line from Cosmo Cricket:

I can't wait to play with this line myself. :) All you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment on this post! :)

And remember, you can also still win the Report Card collection from October Afternoon. :) There will be one lucky winner chosen from comments on all 3 of the blogs from all 4 days. :) So visit everyday and comment on all three blogs for the best chance!

Here are the other two blogs to check out:

Also, we would love for you to share your Back to School projects with us! I will put up a link to it on my next post. :)

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Papers--Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon, Studio Calico, Cosmo Cricket, The Girls' Paperie, Corrugated Letters--Jillibean Soup, Chipboard letter "b"--My Little Shoebox, Chipboard star and large corner--Rusty Pickle, Cork--Pink Paislee, Die Cuts--Jillibean Soup and Sassafras Lass, Letter Stickers--Cosmo Cricket, Paint--Daler-Rowney, Other: Cardboard and thread.