Tuesday, March 23, 2010

On the go!

Hello again! So I didn't get around to posting my layout for the scrap-a-long yesterday...my bad. I finally finished my taxes and was just too exhausted to put together a post :-( My plan last week was to use 2 sketches...yeah, that didn't happen! I used a PageMaps sketch for the layout and used up more of the Basic Grey paper that I had been hoarding. Here's the sketch:

Here's my layout:

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Lime Rickey)
Embellishments: Basic Grey- stickers (letter, border, chipboard arrow & bird); American Crafts- Thickers; Me & My Big Ideas- journaling spot
Tools: Fiskars- white gel pen

I wasn't completely happy with the layout at first. It felt like something was missing so I added the faux stitching. As for this week's sketch(es) for the scrap-a-long, I'm participating in the 'Battle of the Design Teams' challenge on The Greeting Farm blog so I'll be creating cards and maybe an altered project.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, March 15, 2010

How Delightful!

Popping in again to post a quick card using some stamps I just order from a new company, Lawn Fawn. Since I needed to make something quick, I decided to use the current card sketch challenge on the Bo Bunny blog. Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

Cardstock: Bazzill & Recollections
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny (Kitchen Spice)
Embellishments: Making Memories- buttons; American Crafts- embossing powder; Lawn Fawn- stamps; Stash- twine
Tools: Spellbinders- Deckled Rectangle dies; Versamark

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Scrap-a-long Week 3

Hello again! I'm back with 2 more sketches (yep, I plan on doing 2 again!) for this week's scrap-a-long being hosted by Adrienne. I've decided to use single-page sketches from two different sites. The first is from a new blog that I found over the weekend, The Scrappiest Sketch blog. They have a TON of sketches to choose from. I've chosen sketch #55 for my 1st layout of the week:

The second sketch I plan to use is from Two Peas in a Bucket's weekly challenge:

I'm hoping to have the 1st sketch completed by Wednesday, but I *need* to get my taxes done this week. I've put them off long enough :-( My plan was to get them done on Saturday, but we took RJ to the UniverSoul Circus. After the circus, we made an impromptu visit to a local park where I spent almost 3 hours laughing at my husband's clumsiness. I think he fell AT LEAST 10 times while playing 'tag, your it' with the kids and our friends....FUN-TY! I snapped some pictures, but haven't downloaded them yet. I'll share those later.

I hope you're having a happy Monday. Thanks for stopping by :-)

Friday, March 12, 2010


I *finally* finished the 2-page layout for RJ's first year album! I'm happy with the results, but even more happy that I was able to get it done this week! I owe it all to my scrappin' buddies. Me and a few of my friends went to an LSS for a Friday night crop. $5 for a night of "no frills" cropping....can't beat it! I think I did more talking than scrapping, but socializing is half the fun at crops ;-) So here's the sketch that I used from PageMaps:

Here's my take on the sketch:

Cardstock: Paper Studio & DCWV
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce (Baby Powder Boy)
Embellishments: American Crafts- Thickers, embossing powder & rubons; Papertrey Ink- stamps; Recollections- rhinestone; Bazzill- ribbon
Tools: Martha Stewart- double scallop edge punch ; EK Success- scalloped scallop edge punch; Spellbinders- Labels One & Labels Eight dies; Fiskars- craft knife; Cricut Expression (New Arrival); Versamark; Zig- pen

I will have another post later today to show my sketch for this week's entry for the scrap-a-long.

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Favorite Chore

Hello again! I'm back with my second layout for Adrienne's Scrap-a-long! I decided to do a single page layout first. The double-page layout is giving me a few *fits*, but I'm hoping to have it done by the weekend. For this layout I used another sketch from the Got Sketch? blog and I incorporated a color challenge as well, colourQ challenge #23. Plus, I was able to use up some more paper that I've been hoarding! Here is the sketch I chose:

Here's the image from the color challenge:

Here's my layout:

Cardstock: Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Lime Rickey)
Embellishments: American Crafts Thickers & button; DMC- floss; Me & My Big Ideas- journaling spot
Tools: Martha Stewart- zigzag edge punch ; Bazzill- In Stitch'z templates

Thanks for stopping by :-)

Monday, March 8, 2010

We're having a baby boy!

NO, NOT NOW....LOL!! We had our baby boy three and a half years ago. I'm referring to the title of my Scrap-a-long layout :-) I *almost* forgot to post this. That would've been a bad way to start off this venture :-( Anyway, here is my 1st page for RJ's first year baby book:

Cardstock: Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: Imaginisce (Baby Powder Boy)
Embellishments: Martha Stewart- small rhinestones; Recollections- large rhinestones & small brown pearls; American Crafts- buttons (blue & brown); Making Memories- letter stickers, flowers & buttons; Prima- flowers; DMC- floss; stash- twine
Tools: EK Success- curved edge punch; Martha Stewart- large double butterfly punch & 3-in-1 butterfly punch; Bazzill- In Stitch'z & Jewel templates; Copic Marker- E39

I had a lot of fun working on this page and RJ even got in on the fun. I found him taking a peek at the sonograms. Then we had a 20 minute discussion about babies, mommies and how babies live in a mommy's stomach for 9 months. I think I confused him even more O_o

I have a two-page layout planned for this week and will be back later to post the sketch!
Thanks for stopping by :-)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Hello again! I'm back for my 2nd post of the day....YEA ME! I wanted to share some information on a scrap-a-long that I'm participating in. I was invited by one of my favorite bloggers, Adrienne, to join in to get our mojo flowing. Since this is in line with one of my 2010 goals, I decided to join in :-)

Here's how it will work:
  1. Each participant will post the sketch or sketches they plan to use each Monday on their blog.

  2. Once your layout is finished, you will post it on your blog.

  3. Adrienne will then link up each participant's layout to the master post for the week on her blog.

This is another way for me to be held accountable for sticking with my goals and to 'meet' new people. If you'd like to play along just leave a comment on Adrienne's post for this week. Make sure to include your blog address, if you have one.

I've also decided that I want to use this as a way to complete RJ's 1st year album (another one of my goals for 2010). I may not always complete a page for his book, but the majority of them will be for him. Here's the sketch I want to use for this week:

It's sketch 69 from Valerie Salmon's Got Sketch? blog. I love her sketches and this one is no exception. I hope you can join in on the scrap-a-long, I think it's going to be fun!

Thanks for stopping by :-)