Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm a glittery mess.....

but I just adore the Lost and Found line by My Minds Eye!! I made this layout using most all of their product except for the Prima and the KI border. This is my son and his fiancee - he got engaged last month and I took some engagement pictures for them this past weekend over Thanksgiving break. Love this cute picture of them!! I used a sketch by Susan Stringfellow from Scrap with V. TFL!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Inspiration hit me last night!

I've been in kind of a scrapping funk for the past week, and then last night, something just hit me and I cranked out two layouts!! I made these using my Nov Studio Calico kit. I stayed up until 2:00 AM but sometimes I think that's the best and quietest time for me to create! I really love the Crate paper line that's in the kit. I think I might need to get some more from my lss before it's all gone! I usually don't buy any extra patterned paper if I've gotten in a kit because once I've used it, I really like to move onto something new! But this paper is just so versatile - and I love the colors! The top layout is me at my niece's wedding. The title says it all!! The bottom layout is my two youngest kids this past summer. I took them for a photo shoot and got some really nice pictures of them together! TFL!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sketch Challenge at Studio Calico

It took me 3 days. for some reason, to use the Sunday sketch here to make this layout!! I just couldn't wrap my brain around it! I finally got it done using my November Studio Calico kit. I used my two new favorite punches - the large scalloped circle edge punch and the scalloped deco edge punch - both made by EK Success. TFL!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

October Afternoon - Schoolhouse

I finished some design team work this morning for yourscrapbookstash.com using the October Afternoon - Schoolhouse line. The colors of this line are just gorgeous - I love the mix of turquoise, red and yellow - and it's versatile enough to do more than just school layouts! You can find the complete line of October Afternoon at yourscrapbookstash.com and don't forget to use the coupon code NOVEMBER20 to receive 20% off your entire order there!! TFL!

New Class and Givaways at Inspired to Scrap

We have a new class coming up in December- it is all about journaling. This class is sure to inspire you to create meaningful layouts about various topics whether you want to write a little or a lot. (Don’t stress if you don’t consider yourself a journaler, you will still love this class and be inspired to create plenty of layouts!)

Here are the details:
December 8-22 : 15/15 – 15 Days of Journaling Inspiration – $15
To many, journaling is the most important element of scrapbooking. We’ll explore journaling ideas, prompts and more in this class. We hope this class will add more dimension to your memories.
Features of the class- Access to a private area of the message board
Daily journaling inspiration
Photo and/or Video tutorials
All new samples and layouts to spark your creativity
Encouragement and support to complete 15+ layouts
Inspiration from fellow classmates

*Click on the store link on the blog to purchase the class or enter to win by leaving a comment on the blog post here about your own journaling style and how you’d like to improve it. Become a fan of Inspired to Scrap on Facebook for a second entry. Deadline to leave a comment is Friday, November 19, 2010. I will choose a winner on Saturday.

Stacey will also be giving away two sets of the MME Lush letters.

To win the letters, visit the forum and watch the video tutorial on how to make the flowers that Stacey included in our current kit. You can find the video under “Tutorials and {free} classes.” Then earn two entries by…

1. …making some flowers of your own and uploading them to the gallery to share with us. Make sure you add a link or the photo in the video thread.
2. …posting about the class and prize giveaway on your blog and/or Facebook.
**Go to the
http://www.inspiredtoscrap.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=476 (not here) to let us know where you posted and to show us your flowers to be entered into the drawing. Deadline is Friday, November 19, 2010 and Stacey will pick a winner on Saturday.

Good luck! I hope to see you all in our next class!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Love this line of Crate Paper - so very much!!

I went from my least favorite Studio Calico kit last month, to my most favorite Studio Calico kit EVER this month! It is filled with this wonderful line and I love this line of Crate Paper so very much!! It's the Restoration line and the colors and design are just so gorgeous and easy to work with! My favorites are the layered chipboard pieces! Yum!! This is a layout of my daughter and me (horrible pics of me :P, great ones of her!!), but. Whenever we get together we always scrap together. She's the only person I ever scrap with!! I wish she lived closer...sigh. She has a cute little Polaroid camera that we took pics with at a crop at my local scrapbook store when she was visiting in October. TFL!

Halloween Layout!

I don't usually do many Halloween layouts, but I had to scrap about our cool pumpkin that we carved this year! I got the cutest line of Halloween paper by Cosmo Cricket in my dt box from yourscrapbookstash.com this month and I thought it was perfect for my pumpkin!! Isn't that little chipboard diecut pumpkin and candy corn the cutest?? TFL!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Maya Road Sewing Machine Mini Album - Family

I had a lot of fun working on this mini album that I made for my lss - Scrapbook Corner in Little Rock - for design team work. I used lots of October Afternoon thrift shop pp and some things I've had lying around for a while! For the covers, I took a vintage pattern and mod podged it onto it, then used some walnut stain to darken it a little. You can see the complete album here at 2peas. TFL!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Recipe challenge at Studio Calico

I have to say that the Studio Calico kit I got last month (October), has got to be my least favorite ever! And, I've been getting their kits going on 2 years now! It just seemed that a lot of things just didn't go together and there just wasn't much to it. But, I've been plugging along trying to get a few layouts made with it before my November kit gets here tomorrow! One of the dt gals at SC came up with a recipe challenge that helped me use at least some of my kit and I really like the way it turned out! The recipe was to use:

kraft paper
a tag
journal strips
diecut paper
and an alpha stamp

This is a very old picture of me with my month old first child Samantha. I look like such a baby - and let's face it I was a baby! We both were, but I grew up fast raising her and her brother who came just a year later! TFL!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Halloween Fun!!

I just had to post a couple of pictures of my dd in her costume that she wore to scare people in the haunted house at our church on Halloween night. She was playing an insane person. This dress has been recycled for so many costumes, but it was nice and dark and flowy and the makeup and hair were actually the stars - as well as her attitude! We had watched several shows earlier that day about the scariest haunted houses in the US and she acted creepy like the people she saw on the show! You can tell she was hamming it up in the pictures I took of her!

We also carved our pumpkin using an idea we saw on TV too - our puking pumpkin. It was easy and fast and so very fun!! My dh decided to eat a bunch of the Halloween candy before the trick-or-treaters came by (I had plenty with leftovers!!), so I used all of his wrappers as decoration...LOL! I still have him out by our front door!! TFL!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

International Design Team Member!!

I am so excited to announce that I will be a part of my very first international design team - Scrap with V!! It is an awesome online scrapbook store and kit club based in Australia and I am honored to be designing with a group of very talented ladies:

Lisa Kamphius
Tina Reynolds
Ann Lavin
Natalie Hearn
Alaine Bucknall
Nicole Knopke
Yvonne Sheppard
Chris Wormald

and now for our international ladies,

Valerie Bishop - USA
Irit Shalom - Israel
Amy Bender - USA
Karolina Wyciƛlik - Poland
Kristie Taylor - USA
Amanda Jones - UK
Winnie Chia - Singapore

For my first design team "job" was to create a layout using this gorgeous sketch by Kim Kendell:

And here's my take on the sketch:

I used some of the new Webster's Pages and some Glitz embellies with a little Prima thrown in! You can submit a layout for the sketch here and win an awesome prize pack! TFL!