Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I've been creating away....I received my kit from Timeless Daydreams....OMW...the beauty of it!!! I've created two layouts and two cards....My DH pulled out some older photos of when the kiddos were younger and "suggested" I begin scrappin' them...he's sooooo SMART!! I found this AWESOME family picture taken in 1999 (we think)! Aren't we soooo cute!!!
Now I must say I truly had fun creating the embellishments for this layout!!
For the first time I got to use Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens....and oh the fun of it!!! I already was totally in love with Glimmer Mist...now just the icing on the cake!!
Nextly, I created the ornament! I've been watching Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas and it inspired me! I took a Maya Road Chipboard Ornament, ran it through my Cuttlebug using the Victoria Embossing Folder. I then, inked it using Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Lastly, I applied Rock Candy Stickles to the raised areas. For a little added extra, I adhered a beautiful piece of beautiful lace.
Pink Paislee has a paper called Postcard...on there is the cutest little tree...so I just decided to use that idea to create a larger version. To accent it, I created a flower made from an old book page, a unknown paper and glimmer mist!
The rest of the yumminess is Pink Paislee and the bird is by Prima!
Hope I have inspired you to pull out some photos of the past...create some embellishments....and just have fun!!!
I ALSO HAVE A TUTORIAL ON THE BIND IT ALL BLOG!!! Check it out!!!
Friday, December 4, 2009
This is my sketch....I am so excited Santa is bringing me a Mac and Photoshop for Christmas so I can create more professional looking sketches....so for now you get a hand drawn one!! It all works...right!
Our sponsor for this month is ZvA Creative...the beautiful pearl flourish just added the finishing touch to my layout. Here is my take on the sketch...
When I was chosen to be on the Let's Capture These Sketches Design team, I received my first assignment and SURPRISE....it was to create a sketch. So, I created this sketch, but I got ssssooooo excited I created a layout following the sketch to find out later, we would have monthly sponsors. Needless to say, only people visiting my blog will see my first take on my sketch....hehehehehe!!!
How about that flower.....can you believe it is made from hearts? I must tell you though...it will not fit in an album!!! Helen Croft has the best flower tutorials...I must say!!
I would SSSOOOO love it if ya'll would play along.....post a link on to this post by Saturday, December 12 and a I will draw a WINNER of a yet to be determined RAK!!!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I don't know about you but I had the most amazing Thanksgiving this year....I haven't looked forward to a holiday in quite a while....but this year...was different...I was headache free and just loving being with my family, eating taste bud tingling food and creating with my 5 year old niece Sarah!!! (I can't believe I don't have any pictures of her creations!!)
So I couldn't wait to create this layout for the next DreamGirl Challenge....
So this is the layout I came up with...
Now...I have to tell you...not sure where my head was for the last challenge...I only used ONE of the prompts/techniques/product...."A List of Ten"...I started creating and forgot all about the rest. One of the things I was supposed to do was use mixed up letters....so I carried the "Product" over to this layout!
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did making it!!!
Monday, November 30, 2009
My gal pal Dolores, CoFounder of DreamGirls, and her friend Michelle, have started up the MOST AMAZING KIT CLUB....the premier kit came out TODAY....and let me tell you it is FABULOUS!! Can you tell that I am rather excited about this....the items in the kits are absolutely YUMMILICOUS!! Here it is....
So.....you need to hop on over to Timeless DayDreams and get yours today!!! I am!!! I did!!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
OK...all my blogland friends....I am needing your help!!!
I have submitted an entry into Michael's Homemade Holidays.....follow this link.....
below the picture are 5 shapes....choose the # of shape ratings you would like to give my project....of course 5 would be wonderful...
This is the important part....all shapes must be red...then hit your return/enter key!!
Thank you soooo very much for your help!!
PS...am checking interest in teaching this at Generations of Memories...if you are interested give me a call!!!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I started with Graphic 45 Christmas Past Tags.....then used my Bind It All to punch holes that I embellished with ribbon....my Rivet Hole Punch Tool and Setter to create accent holes....oh the possibilities are endless!!!
So, pull out some old Christmas cards, wrapping paper....or whatever you can put your hands on!! And create, create, create!!!
I am TOTALLY looking forward to seeing your creations......So upload your picture to Zutter Zisters . You will have until Midnight December 14th to upload your creations to be eligible then link to here.
Using the Graphic 45 Christmas Past Tag.
Punch holes down right side.
Using three pieces of sheer ribbon, weave between two hole and tie off.
Adhere to handmade maroon tag.
Punch hole through tags, loop through hole.
Create third tag, adhere tags together.
Punch out tag.
Fold a piece of cardstock in half to create background tag.
Adhere tag to front of tag and then punch hole through tag.
Feed ribbon through and staple.
Paint sky with Stickles.
With Smooch....accent rooftops.
I then punched holes around the edge with my Rivet Hole Punch and accented with Bling.
Punch out tag.
Create background tag from cardstock.
Using the Bind it All, punch holes down both sides of above tag.
Weave ribbon through holes.
Punch hole in tag and attach tags together with a rivet.
Adhere ribbon to back of tag at rivet.
Accent tag using Smooch.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
So what's going on?!?!?! Let's Capture These Sketches has put up the next sketch....I had sooo much fun with this one!!! (don't I always?)
So I went leafing through my box of pictures....trying to scrap the pictures I've printed and not print anymore yet!!
I came across an AWESOME picture of my mom and I on my 46th B-day. My husband felt I needed a PARTY after all I had been through with my brain surgery!!! He's a keeper!!
So, my layout isn't exactly like the sketch but it encompasses the jist of it...and that's what SKETCHES ARE ALL ABOUT!!!
So...pull out some paper and embellies and play along....I would love to see your take on Susan's awesome Sketch!!
Now....over at DreamGirls...we just had another challenge put up... It wasn't my challenge but as usual I played along!!!
So here it is... Challenge #41
Alright, let's get this party started!
This week is a fun challenge, we want you to play along, we loved making our layouts and hope you find some inspiration in this challenge, that is what it's all about.
Prompt: "List It!" Use a 1-10 list on your layout, could be your favourite films, or reasons you love someone, or ten facts...
Technique: "Clearly yours" - using a clear scrapping element - like punched overlay etc...
Product: "Mix It Up" Mix up alphabets - use multi alpha stickers/ dies/ fonts etc etc. We cannot wait to see how you interpret this challenge!
OMW...so I JUST reread this....and I only followed the prompt....OOOOOPS....Got in a groove and missed all the rest I guess....IT'S THAT BLONDE THING AGAIN!!
AND DON'T MISS THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GOING ON OVER AT ZUTTER ZISTERS.....MY REVEAL IS TOMORROW!!!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
With the holidays fast approaching we wanted to share with you some great Holiday projects and gifts you can create with your Bind-It-All.
Starting November 19th join us for daily inspirations and challenges for 12 days.
Upload your creations by December 14th at midnight and you can win!
I hope you can join in and share your creations with all if us.
PS...I will be showing the Gift Tags I created.....November 22. So check it out and join in on the fun!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
So, of course, there is a story behind my layout....wouldn't be me otherwise!
My mother in love sent me some pictures of my kiddos with Pop! (my husbands dad). You see....Pop passed away 2 years ago...right around Christmastime. Needless to say, the pictures made me cry as they were both taken with Pop in their very younger years...I was spending the day at a Croptopia event in Morrisville, VT to benefit the Lamoille Area Cancer Network, what better time to create this layout. Boy, I had fun with this one to say the least....enough of my ramblings...here it is!
For the layout I used:
PAPERS by Basic Grey - Wassill and
Little Yellow Bicycle.
Don't you just love the flower...here the link to the instructions.
Distress Crackle Painted, "Tarnished Brass".
Sheet music from a vintage Hymnal.
American Crafts - Thickers
Ranger - Distress Ink
Tattered Angels - Glimmer Mist - Gold
So....play along with us at Capture These Sketches...leave a link on the blog, so everyone can see your AMAZINGNESS!
Monday, November 9, 2009
THANK YOU for making the Capture these Sketches Blog Hop SUCH AN AMAZING SUCCESS!!!
THANK YOU for your AWESOME comments!!
THANK YOU to all who became a follower of my blog!!!
The winner of the Bo Bunny Snowy Serenade Blog Candy is
Rochelle...please email me your mailing address so I can send you your GOODIES!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
BLOG HOP IS EXTENDED TIL MONDAY NIGHT 7est!!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Didn't know it was going on? No problem! Please feel free to join in anyway!
To start, please go to the Capture These Sketches blog. Visit each of the blogs in the order given! Leave a comment on each blog and return to the sketch blog. Leave a comment there telling us you have completed the blog hop and your name will be put into a draw for some fun goodies by the blog sponsor Let's Capture Our Memories!
Along the way you may also have chances to win prizes from the individual blog owners, so make sure to read each blog post!
I've been married for 17 years to Walter and we have two children...Melysa 16 and Douglas 14. (Is that more than 1 fact?)
I am on the Zutter Zister DT....and on Dreamgirls Challenge
I went to college for Interior Design and have never worked in that field...
I CAN'T WAIT TO BUILD MY STUDIO!
I have been scrapbooking for a little over 4 years!
I luv to grow perennials from seed....
My Favorite.....can't live without scrapbook items are:
not be complete without my Craft Mat!!
I am sssssssssooooo EXCITED to be a part of such an
AMAZING team of exceptionally women! SKETCH ON!!
The papers I used in this layout was none other than........ Sassafras Las.....love them guys!
Now don't forget to leave a post for one opportunity to win this AWESOME blog candy...and if you become a follower you will have second opportunity to win THIS....
So....without further adieu...........Here is the blog hop order!!
Friday, November 6, 2009
There have been some issues with the DESIGN TEAM at Capture these Sketches....one of the members daughter is VERY sick....so we have postponed the Blog Hop until tomorrow...! Pray her daughter gets well quickly!!!
PLEASE stop back by tomorrow to join us! And thank you for your patience and understanding!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
#1. Let's Capture These Sketches is having a Blog Hop...
Nov 6 - 7pm EST to Nov 8 - 7PM EST
#2. A Giveaway.....This is my 99th post...can you hardly believe it? I can't, I had no idea where this ride would take me when I started this blog over a year ago....I have met some amazing women, from all over the world, I never would have had the opportunity to!!
Here is a picture of the AWESOME BLOG CANDY I will be giving away.....YUMMILICIOUS BOBUNNY! Just arrived last week!
I will be celebrating my 100th post and I would also like to build my followers. So, for this special occasion......I've decided to have to have my GIVEAWAY coincide with the Capture these Sketches Blog Hop. (There will be a giveaway there also!!!)
So....LEAVE A COMMENT....have a chance to win, BECOME A FOLLOWER....another chance to win...If you are already a follower...you will also be entered for a second chance to win.
I will choose a WINNER on Monday, November 9th.
#3. The DREAMGIRLS are at it again with the next Challenge.....Now I had a really hard time with this challenge...because it was about ME! I can crank out the pages about everyone else!!! This layout was torn apart twice...if you look real close you can tell...SOOOO this was my final product!
I did have tons of fun working with my Tim Holtz - Distress Stickles, Basic Grey - Autumn Bliss and Robin's Nest - Dew Drops!!! I realized when I was FINALLY DONE.....READY TO UPLOAD....I didn't even have a picture of my husband on my page.....SORRY HONEY!!
CHALLENGE #38 SIGNS OF ME....
Usually we scrap our family, friends, pets, or even ourselves but today's challenge is a little but different and of course fun! This challenge is to scrap your every day life.Thinking outside the box, not just your family and friends but your real every day life.
Prompt: Multi Photo Layout-showing daily aspects of your life, signs of you from your home,for example...your shoes by the back door, your wine glass on the table, your favorite books on the shelf, or your favorite CD ready to play in the player.
Technique: Doodle or write on your photograph.
Product: Use a photograph that has a reflection of you in it, a mirror image.
Monday, October 26, 2009
New to the team are...
These girls are MEGA talented! They will blow you away!!! So, join us the first weekend in Nov for our very first sketch reveal and... a BLOG HOP!!! More info to come on that later...
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I decided to try doing something different with ribbon so I came up with this little ditty!!! I folded the ribbon and tied it together with a Vintage Thread.
The paper used is by My Minds Eye...Spider Web and Creative Imaginations Diecut.
Of course, I had to use a splash of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Copper!! and my ALL TIME FAVORITE saying!!!
"We don't remember days, we remember moments" Cesare Pavese.
So....pop on over...pick a sketch and try it out...I would love to see the page you create!!!
I also had the opportunity to teach at a Scrapbook Retreat put on by Scrappin' Soul Sisters at the Beacon. I got to see some of my gal pals....Paula and Pauline...the theme of the weekend was, "What happens at the Beacons, stays at the Beacon". Tooooo Funny! Thank you to the ladies who took my class....I taught this class...see my Oct 18th post....I might just have to teach it at Generations of Memories....so ladies, this is post #97...in my next post I will show a pict of the RAK I will be giving away....till then CREATE...IT'S A GREAT THOUGHT DIVERTER!