Monday, June 30, 2008

I am a sister! :)

I was picked to be "sister of the week" over at Sisterhood of Scrap!  Thanks Sisterhood!  Go check it out.  And for the challenge this week, we were supposed to use a color that we rarely use and make it a main color.  I choose yellow...don't know why, I have just never been a yellow person.  But these papers are so gorgeous that it didn't make this challenge too hard.  :)  (Papers are Black Market Paper Society).  Here's what I did:

The picture is of my parents in about 1980.  It's so funny seeing old pictures of your parents, it's just never quite what you expect.  :)  

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Two Border Papers!

The challenge this week at Scrap Your Crap was to use two border papers.  Most people were cutting them down but I decided to leave them whole and put one on to top of the other.  :)  Here it is:

Supplies: paper--Creative Cafe and Making Memories, "packaging tape"--Making Memories, Letter stickers--Sassafras and Making Memories, border sticker--Creative Imaginations, sticker--Making Memories, Hambly transparency, Chipboard border--Lil'Davis, 3D paint--Scribbles.  

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Here we go again...

:)  SO happy here.  Well if you have been paying attention to the Ultimate Scrapbook Challenge that I asked you to vote for, then you know that I did not win challenge 1.  It's ok.   But, we just finished up challenge 2....and....

yep...I made it into the top 10 again!  :)  SOOOOOOO....

Once again...I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!  I need your vote.  So please go here and vote for my LO.  (Click on the "my LO" link or scroll down to see which layout is mine because they do not have names and it will not take you directly to my page to vote on).  YOU CAN VOTE DAILY UNTIL JULY 2nd!  So please keep coming back too.  :)  

And it is not too late to jump in on the fun...go here for challenge three.  :)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

CPS 70

I made some cards tonight.  For all three of them I started with this week's sketch from CPS.  Here are pics of each one (I think they all turned out very different even though they all started with the same sketch):

Monday, June 23, 2008

Challenge #2

So...since it is obvious that I am not going to win the first challenge of the Ultimate Scrapbook Challenge by Scrapbooks, etc...I went ahead and worked on the second challenge tonight.  (Although it does look like I have locked in 3rd place on the first challenge).  The second challenge was to do cool journaling or doodling.  Here is what I did:

I made the journaling part of the design...the roof to a house, the top of a tree. I also made some words bolder than others.   Here's to hoping that I have to again ask you to vote.  :)  They announce the ten finalists for this challenge on Wednesday the 25th.  
Paper from Scrapworks and Cosmo Cricket. Cardstock from Coredinations. Paint from Making Memories and Scribbles. Chipboard from Maya Road. Other: Hambly overlay (clouds), lace from Prima and embroidery floss from DMC. 

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Don't forget to vote for me...I really need the help.  See my previous post here.  

Friday, June 20, 2008

Soar to New Heights

Wow...I am just on a roll lately.  :)  So today I tackled the challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap.  You can find the challenge here.  This is what I did:

Supplies: Paper--Sassafras Lass, Journaling block Sticker--Sassafra Lass, Letter Stickers--Rusty Pickle, Lace--Prima, Chipboard Piece--gcd studios, Stamp--Pink Paislee, Embossing Powder--Stampin' Up!, Computer Font--American Typewriter, Embrodery Thread--DMC, Pens--(white) Souffle and (brown) Stampin' Up!  

CPS sketch 69

Here is my take on this week's CPS card sketch.  

Cardstock: Bazzill, Transparecy: Hambly, Crystal embellishments: Prima, Chipboard: Maya Road, Stamp: Stampendous, Butterfly: ki memories

And I thought I would share this is old, I did it a long time ago.  But when I saw the CPS sketch I immediately thought of it because it fit it perfectly!  :) style has sure changed a lot, huh...

All supplies on this card are from Stampin' Up!  

A favorite

Here's one of my favorite layouts...I don't think I ever posted it on is one I did last summer.  I was looking through my Cosmo Cricket stash, and saw all those fun papers with the painted look.  I used those a lot...little pieces here and there.  Anyways, it made me think of this layout and I thought I would post it here.  :)

ScrapLovers Reveals #2

Ok, here is the rest of my reveals for ScrapLovers.  I loved working with Cosmo Cricket's "Honey Pie" stuff.  :)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ultimate Summer Challenge

Have you seen the "Ultimate Summer Challenge" that Scrapbooks, etc is having? We’ll I am gonna try for it. The grand prize winner gets $2500! The first challenge was to raid the sticker stash and use them in a new and creative way...anyways, my LO was picked as one of the ten finalists.

So check it out 
here, and if you like it then please vote for me! (You can vote once a day and it is open until June 25th).

There are no names on the images there.  This is my page:

What I did was randomly place letter stickers all over a sheet of cardstock.  (This is great for leftover letter stickers).  Then I painted over the whole thing for a subtle but fun background.  :)  

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Glitz Design

So I got my yummy order from Jen that was filled with product from Glitz stuff!!!  I made 3 LO's today with it!  :)  Here's what I did:

You can buy all of the products I used at the Coconut ScrapShop.  :)

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Inspired by Patterned Paper

So, as you can probably tell from my posts lately, but I have been surfing the scrapbooking online community lately...just for fun...seeing what's out there.  I came across a site called AMM (A Million Memories)...they are having a very cool Creative Imaginations contest right now.  I was also inspired by a challenge that was issued on there. The challenge was to be inspired by a piece of patterned paper (not to use the paper but to make you LO based on the design of the pp).  You can check it out here to see what others did.  Anyways, here is what I did.

This was the paper I was inspired by [Dream Street Papers]:

And here is the LO I made:

Friday, June 13, 2008

Color Challenge

I was inspired by the color challenge at Sisterhood of Scrap this week.  Check out their challenge here.  And I just happened to have the perfect papers for this challenge, so here is what I did:

Papers, felt and die cuts all from Creative Imaginations.
Labels from Jenni Bowlin
Letters from American Crafts 
Other: 3D paint, grungeboard and glimmer mist.  :)

My Vacation :)

So I realize that I haven't really said much about our vacation.  So, let me do that...but just so you know, this post has A LOT of pictures!!!  :)  The trip was fun, but it was really busy.  We went with my parents and my sister and her boyfriend. So...first stop, Grand Canyon.

It was awesome! We took a ton of pictures, even more than at Disneyland.  We hiked some and drove around the whole thing. My DH kept freaking me out by taking the boys to spots for pictures off the path...all I could picture was them slipping and falling! He even went a couple places by himself and people would stop and look and say "that man is crazy." LOL. He is. 

Next, we went to our relatives in CA. It was nice catching up with them, it had been awhile since we had seen them.

Then came Disneyland. The boys were a bit overwhelmed. They started off a little afraid of the rides but soon opened up to them all. They were more interested in "meeting" their "friends" (the characters). We did go back to the hotel during the afternoon to take naps so my boys could stay up late. But even so we ended up carrying my littlest one a lot! I am really surprised at how few pictures I took there...I don't know why...I guess I was just too busy having fun.  :)  

The next day was Sea World. And it wasn't the best day for it. It was cold and rainy all day! But amazingly enough, I still really enjoyed it! The boys would have rather done rides but they kinda forgot about that after we started doing the shows. We saw the dolphin show, Shamu show, and this circus type show...all were cool.

The next day we went to California Adventure. Now, all we had heard we bad things about it so we really weren't sure what to expect...but we really liked it! They have some great shows (LOVED their Aladdin show...the genie especially was hilarious) and a lot of stuff that the boys really liked, like a Playhouse Disney show. Plus it wasn't busy at all so we really had no lines that we had to wait in. 

Then came our second day at Disneyland. Austin had talked all week about wanting to meet mickey and get his picture taken with him. So we made sure to do that, went and stood in line, and then Austin got upset with something while waiting and when or turn came to meet mickey...he didn't want to! I couldn't believe it. This was our really long day. The boys did get naps, but we stayed up really late, until closing at midnight! We caught the second showing of Fantasmic and got front row sides by the water's edge. It was awesome and the boys really enjoyed it! But there was a lot of carrying the boys arms were so tired.

And Austin...NOT wanting to meet Mickey:

It was really such a great trip!!! A lot of driving, but it was worth it.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Fathers Day Card

Here is a Father's Day card I made today.  I followed the sketch on the CPS blog (just found this fun site!)

Supplies: paper--Creative Imaginations (Blue with stars punched on the bottom), the brown one is unknown (I love it and have several sheets of it, but I have no idea who makes it).  Letters: American Crafts (White Foam thickers--LOVE these!!!), EK Success (embroidered alphabet, I have had these in my stash for forever and finally used them!).  Rub-on's--Autumn Leaves (Rhonna Farrer keyword rub-on's).  Other: Journaling paper--Making Memories, Tag and Grungeboard--Tim Holtz, Glimmer Mist (on grungeboard).  

ScrapLovers Reveals

Our product this month...Cosmo Cricket's "Honey Pie" line.  (We also received some glimmer mist to play with).  Here's my first two projects:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Guest Sweetheart Call for July/August

ScrapLovers is having a fun little contest right now to win a guest sweetheart role.  :)  You can find the details here.  Basically, you just have to create a layout about a hero in yours or someone else's life.  Then upload it by June 20th at 11:59 PST to be eligible to win a guest sweetheart role for July and August.  Hope to see a lot of familiar faces trying out for it.  :)  

My June Coco'nutty Creations

Here they are...the projects I did with the June kit from the Coconut ScrapShop.  

And I used the little mini book thing and made something for my sister.