Monday, December 22, 2008
That pretty much says it all! I promise to get back in the swing of things after Christmas and keep you all more up to date!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sorry I've been MIA so much lately! I will update this week with Thanksgiving pictures, promise!
Monday, November 24, 2008
March/April 2009 page calls are now open. Feel free to submit as many pages or projects as you'd like for each and every page call. We are looking for:
• Layouts & Projects about St. Patrick’s Day & Luck
• Layouts and projects using lots of green
• Layouts & Projects about Easter
• Layouts and projects using pastel colors
• Layouts and projects that highlight Spring
• Layouts or projects with birds & bugs
• Layouts or projects featuring fun and unique ways to use flowers
• Layouts with unusual journaling
The deadline for these calls is December 15, 2008.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
I was accepted to the Scrap N' Art Design Team!!
I am so privileged to be part of this uber talented team of ladies who put together this magazine. In case you haven't already succumbed to my urgings and subscribed, well, now you HAVE to. LOL.
You can find the fun forums and magazine downloads at http://www.scrapnart.com
MAMBI patterned paper, Basic Grey Chipboard, American Crafts journaling sticker, TMBD journaling tag, Pebbles Inc. stamp, American Crafts letters, Paper Studio buttons.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
A family update:
We are doing well. We are enjoying the late Indian summer and taking walks adn playing on the swingset. Milena can swing for 30 minutes at a time without stopping- she loves her swing!
ELIJAH IS WALKING!!!!!! He took off in the last few days. He's still pretty unsteady, but her walked most of the way across the room last night to Don, and we officially declared him a walker. I now have two toddlers, although Milena is about to outgrow that designation! Less then 2 years until she starts school. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? LOL. Well, thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Also, make sure you head over to YMBD and check out all the new all holiday products! Over 30 amazing new items were released last week! http://yourmemoriesbydesign.ca/shop/
Here are a few new scrapbook pages and cards. I have 2 more DT's I am applying for, so I have some stuff I can't show right now... but here is the stuff I can:
This is a page using Pencil Lines Sketch 109. You can see the sketch here: http://scrappingangelsuk.typepad.com/sketches/
CS is The Paper Studio, PP is MME, Journaling spots are Your Memories By Design, eyelet is We R Memory Keepers, Quote sticker is DCWV, Chipboard is Basic Grey, Paint is Anita's Acrylics, @ symbol and Thickers are American Crafts.
Here are a few recent cards:CS is The Paper Studio, Rub on is American Crafts, Flowers are Prima, Chipboard tag is YMBD, PP is MAMBI.
CS and PP are DCWV, letters are Basic Grey, Journaling tag is American Crafts, Star is YMBD, paint is Tulip.
Thanks for coming by!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Come and help us decide who should move on to Round #4 of YMBD's "So You Think You Can Scrap" Contest! Click HERE to view the submissions and cast your vote!I made it to round 4, so I'm in there somewhere! We had 29 people continue to round 4, down from the 52 that started out 3 weeks ago. Another 8 will be eliminated this round.
Thanks for voting!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
CS is DCWV, PP is KI Memories, brads are Making Memories, journaling spot is Target, letters are Making Memories and American Crafts, flower rub ons are DCWV.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Come check out the group at http://groups.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=groups.groupProfile&groupID=104796563&Mytoken=4EBB7A52-0DC5-4174-80ABDD63B93F3A2F39075731
We always have lots of fun, and there is a weekly sketch plus 2 weekly challenges!
Friday, October 17, 2008
PP is Ki Memories and DCWV, letters and journaling spot are Target $ bin, Flowers are Michaels and Prima, Staples are making Memories, Paint is Tulip. Other: button, cardstock, ribbon.
This Layout was done using a sketch from Mothers and Daughters Blog. Check them out at http://www.mdcchallenges.blogspot.com/
PP's are MAMBI and DCWV, CS is DCWV, Flowers are Michaels and Prima, brads and staples and making Memories, paint is Tulip.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
CS is The Paper Studio, flowers are cutouts from KiMemories paper, Yes No and journaling tag are YMBD, Letters (blue) are American Crafts, other letters are Adorn-its and Marcella, yellow frame is American Crafts, Staples are Making Memories, buttons are The Paper Studio. Other: Ribbon.
Monday, October 13, 2008
CS is The Paper Studio, PP is Ki Memories and DCWV, smile strip is Cosmo Cricket, Letters are colorbok, Ki Memories, and American Crafts, brads are JoAnn Essentials, Flowers are prima, chipboard numbers are Colorbok, eyelets are Making Memories.
Thanks for looking! More to come this week.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
PP is GCD Studio, and Jenni Bowlin. Letters are American Crafts, Creating Keepsakes and The Paper Studio. Journaling stamp is Studio g, ink is Versamark, frame rub-ons are Basic Grey.
CS is The Paper Studio, pp is Ki Memories and Target, letters are American Crafts.
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
This one was at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, inside the primate house. Notice the last bullet point. Please show our primates respect by refraining from staring at them. What???? It's a ZOO. Isn't that why you go to a zoo? LOL.
Spotted recently at a local gas station. Ummm... isn't gas supposed to be CHEAPER after a rebate?
Thanks to all of your votes, I made it through round 1 of so You Think You Can Scrap! Thank you all for voting! The Round 2 poll will posted this weekend, I will pop back in and post a link ASAP. This week's challenge is making a LO using the colors of your favorite ice cream. Thats a bit tough for me, since anything chocolate is my favorite, so I guess I'll be busy with the browns this afternoon.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The bottom 8 pages will be eliminated, and Round 2 will start on Monday. For the next 6 weekends, there will be a poll to vote in each weekend. Hopefully I'll be in there that long, but we'll see. I'm not going to tell you which page is mine, just vote for your favorite. Thanks!!
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
This means that fellow participants picked me out of the group as one of their favorites, so I made it into the poll for the whole community to vote one. If you get the chance, please come vote:
You'll have to register for a scrapbook.com account before you can vote- registration is free. Thank you!
Monday, September 29, 2008
the lucky person is...
Marilyn W.! Send me another email with your address so I can get your RAK out!!!! Thanks for playing everyone!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
This is a simple play-on-words game where I give you the clue and you have to name the manufacturer. For example, a clue may be "chilly amphibian", and the answer would be Arctic Frog.
Anyone who sends me an email with ALL of the correct answers will be entered in a drawing for a RAK. Only ONE email per person, so make sure you've got them correct. When you get them figured out, send me an email with your answers at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reply if you have them correct and let you know that you are entered into the drawing. Thanks to the gals at Color Me Daisy for letting me steal this from their recent crop.
DEADLINE is SUNDAY, Sept. 28th, at 8 PM EST.
1. spiffy bloomers
2. flower consonant
3. starry insect
4. standard blah
5. small cowardly transportation
6. A girl in the Alps trading stuff
7. spicy lady
8. hog antecdotes
9. picturesque course
10. shaped paper with nice scenery
11. royalty and her entourage
12. clever fantasies
13. imagination road
14. fiddling pigment
15. A girl in the Alps and her forgiveness
16. artsy diner
17. carton of looseleaf
18. one more than six nomads
19. patriotic arts
20. fall foliage
21. three insects in a carpet
22. creating recollections
23. my brain's ocular lens
24. fall after lunch
25. rosy doodle
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
While you are at Vanilla Joy, check out the ideas for Childrens Face painting at http://www.vanillajoy.com/kids-face-painting.html, or the great original date ideas for you and hubby at http://www.vanillajoy.com/creative-date-ideas ! Vanilla Joy even has info about Obaji products: http://www.vanillajoy.com/obaji-skin-care-products .
Ok, now get over there and check it out. And check back here for another update and some new scrapbook stuff. I promise to get that done this week.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
- Don and I celebrated our anniversary last night! We were married 4 years on the 6th, but we just had our anniversary date last night. We went to our favorite restaurant and to Borders/Starbucks with NO KIDS! It was great.
- I had two more layouts accepted for publication in Scrap N' Art!
- Elijah has taken to crayons lately. He colors pictures that blow me away for his age!
- Milena is getting ever closer to being potty trained... almost there!
- We went to the local apple orchard (Dispennett's Orchard- http://www.cabapple.org/) about 10 days ago. It was tons of fun. Here are some pics from that time:
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
and here are my interpretations:Next time you are on MySpace, check out the group Scrapbook Challenges. There are also 1-2 DT challenges posted each week! Every challenge you complete gets you an entry in the drawing for the FABULOUS monthly prize! This months giveaway is a HUGE American Crafts pack!
So, get over there and get busy!
Thursday, August 28, 2008
If you have a Myspace account, search for the group "Scrapbook Challenges" and come sheck it out. The DT challenges and sketches start September 1st!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I finally got a couple blinkies working on my blog too... check them out, they are great sites!
Here's a few new pages:
PP is DCWV, bling swirls are Prima, bling flowers are The Paper Studio, Blue Flowers are American Crafts, Font is jellyka_estra from dafont.com.
CS is Hobby Lobby, eyelets are Making Memories, letters are american Crafts (red) Rusty Pickle (orange), and Provo Craft.
Milena gave Pooh pink panties this summer. The Journaling says "yes, pooh is a boy, but since when does that matter to a 2 year old girl who thinks pink panties are the ultimate accessory?"
PP is Provo Craft, CS is Hobby Lobby, Paint is Apple Barrel, Letters are American Crafts (brown) KiMemories (Pooh), and Provocraft (summer) Chipboard is KI Memories
Friday, August 22, 2008
- Her favorite blanket still HAS to be with her at bedtime.
- She is 70% potty trained now... but we haven't started on nighttime training yet.
- She Love the park, the library, and all things summer.
- She is sypathetic and compassionate, and love God already.
Her Daddy and I are so proud of her! Here are a few pics:
Friday, August 8, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Apple Blossom Studio http://appleblossomstudio.com/blog/
and Pink Sketches blog http://pinksketches.typepad.com/
Both of them are looking for a new design team this week, and I am going to get my applications in! I would love to work on either of these two sites, as I think they are both fantastic!
I haven't had much scrapping time recently. We've been too busy! I do have a few new things to show, though. I'll post pictures later today, if I get the chance.
Quick family update:
Nichole is with us this week for her last week of vacation. she is reading a lot, since she can't seem to put the latest book in the current series down! Last week she helped with picking green beans, and also got to spend a fun day with a few of her friends from church. We are working on planning a fun family activity so we can enjoy our last weekend with her before school starts again.
Milena and Elijah are doing well, nothing too exciting going on.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Speaking of the camera... I love it! It is a Kodak EasyShare... and it's orange! I love the fact that I can not get high quality pictures of my family and my scrapbook pages without 9 out of 10 pictures being blurry!
Speaking of pictures, here are a few taken in the last couple of days:
E today while we were waiting for M.
M posing for the camera last night! She was very patient with my "pose" commands while I was checking out the new camera!
One scrapbook item: check out the HUGE Giveaway at Scrap N' Art! The gals there are giving away a TON of stuff to one lucky subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, get over there and sign up- the e-zine is awesome. The giveaway can be found at http://www.scrapnart.com/.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Quick tip for all you SCRAPPERS out there- try adhering buttons with acrylic paint or puffy paint. You can use contrasting colors and it will seep out around the button and through the holes and create a very cool effect! It also holds the button really well. There's no moving the buttons once they are dry.
So, that's Friday. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!