Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Time to toot my horn again!!!

So I got this email this morning....We have this going up today....meaning my "Pure Delight" Table Topper! It is being posted on ScrapScene...."The who's who of Scrapbooking!" How very cool!!!

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!!!


Friday, December 4, 2009

It's my Sketch...

I am beside myself today....on Let's Capture these Sketches....it is my sketch that everyone is using...and let me tell...THEY ROCKED THIS SKETCH!!! I am very humbled, proud and doing the happy dance!!!

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

New Challenge.....

Hello Ladies.....

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....

"FAMILY"......{whatever family means to you!}
Prompt: The word Happy needs to be some where on your layout.
Prompt: All about your family and what that means for you.
Product: Use Ric Rac and journaling spots.

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!!

You can also pop on over Doroles' blog to see her mad creations using the kit!!! or Pinky's blog to see her Advent Calendar!! oohhhhhhlalalalala!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Needing your help!!!

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

On the Fourth Day of Christmas....

A Zutter Zister gave to me.....Christmas tags to accent the gifts I'll be giving at Christmas this year.

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.

Santa Tag....

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.

Rooftop Tag....

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


It has been just CRAZY for the last two weeks....who knew that working one more day each week would be soooooo difficult!! Today is the last day of the craziness...then can you hardly believe it.....IT WILL BE THANKSGIVING!!! I am so excited to be spending time with my sssssseeeeester and her family for a few days....and creatin' with the Kiddos....will have to post pictures!

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!!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

the 12 days of Christmas...

There is some way cool happenings going on over at Zutter Zisters ! Here is the info....

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

Whoo hoo...

OK Girlies....here is the first sketch for the Capture These Sketches DT....and I couldn't wait to create a layout...even though it's not my team...I STILL HAD TO PLAY ALONG!

The sketch was created by Ann...

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.

Chipboard by Fancy Pants painted with
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

A BIG thank you and a Winner....

Well Ladies....
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!