Friday, April 30, 2010

Something different to share today

Happy National Scrapbook Day (tomorrow!) I am headed to an all-day crop. I hope you have something fun planned too!

Today on the Couture Cardstock blog, my dear friend Heidi Kelley and I are sharing a progressive layout we created together.

Here is my half (the starting point):

To see how Heidi finished it, you will have to go to the Couture Blog. Click HERE. I can't wait to see what Heidi sends me when we do this the other way around!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Wheel Experience...

... Never happened. After reading a lot more about the audition process and how it works, I decided not to go. Here's why: the auditions are attended by thousands of people and only about 3 dozen of those get a chance to go on stage and play a puzzle. Of those that are randomly selected to play a puzzle, only about half of those get invited to a second audition, and only a few of get on the show.

Now, I know that you will never make it if you don't audition, and even after I found out that my changes were about 1 in 10,000, I still debated for most of the week about going. In the end, a family day at home won out. Maybe I will give it a shot in a few years when the wheelmobile comes this way again, but for this year... I am afraid that spending the day driving and waiting just wasn't quite appealing enough!

Since I was home on Saturday, I had the chance to create this layout for The Color Room (palette #3). Most of this was out of my scrap drawer, with a sheet of Couture Cardstock for the base. The story is about my son, who even at 2-1/2, wants to know how everything works. The photos are of the kids coloring Easter eggs, and of course he wanted the explanation as to how the dye worked!

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Reading to Daddy

My daughter read her first book a few days ago. She is learning phonics, and she was able to read the "short a" little reader all by herself! I created this layout with the photos I took of her reading the same book to Daddy that night when he came home. She was SOOO proud of herself!

This layout uses almost entirely Prima. I love all their new papers, I don't think I have enough of them! The felt and transparencies are also Prima. The background and lettering is Couture Cardstock.

Speaking of Prima and Couture Cardstock, they are doing a blog swap today! Check out the projects from both teams, starting HERE.

Tomorrow I am going to audition for Wheel of Fortune. How cool is that?! Keeping my fingers crossed that I at least get called up on stage, I hear the odds are about 100:1. Gotta give it a try, though, for what it's worth, right? :) I'll let you know how it goes.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

For You...

Another something-other-then-a-layout post!

This tag was made for a wedding gift bag... and the step-by-step instructions are on the Couture Cardstock blog!

I loved how this came out, and all in about 30 minutes. That is so rare, it just amazes me every time something goes that smoothly!

I hope you'll drop by the Couture blog and give this one a try!

See ya there!


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Something OTHER then a layout!

I know, usually you see layouts from me and not much else. Well, today I did something else. (No one faint, please! I know it's been a while.)

Made this card today, using Prima and Couture Cardstock:
Hope your Tuesday was fabulous!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Wheels are Turning!

Have you been to The Color Room yet? So many of my favorite designers together in one place, and the color-based inspiration is amazing! I created this layout today for their "His Room" palette.

Be sure to let me know if you give it a try!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Another Prima/Couture Cardstock project

Today on the Couture Cardstock blog: more Prima and Couture Cardstock!

My layout:

Details and close ups all available HERE.

Check out the Prima picks for April (so much FUN!).

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Music Fills Our Home

A few more Your Scrapbook Stash projects! These use new Teresa Collins, available now in theYSS store.

Tomorrow I have another Prima project to share. See you soon!


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A different kind of nesting...

Today on the Couture blog, I hijacked the schedule and posted this layout instead of the scheduled one:

The full story is available HERE.

Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

YSS and Studio Calico

I have spent the last few days working out of my box from Your Scrapbook Stash, and let me just say... YUMMY! I was SO inspired by the Anthologies line from Studio Calico. Given that it's not really a summer line (it has travel themes) it still worked out pretty well for these 3 summery layouts. LOVE IT!

This first layout says 2 Kids, 1 Melon, 1 happy mom, 2 great photos, 1 great snack. :)

This layout is about my son and his love of beverages (he get's it from me). The journaling reads: "Like me, my son will go just about anywhere if he has a good beverage." LOL. I also used a few Salutations Thickers. My new favorite lettering, I LOVE them.

This photo was taken when my husband and I visited the Dana-Thomas House in Springfield, Illinois. We we not allowed to take photos inside, but I snapped a few outside as we were walking away. I am loving the colors in this layout! I used up nearly an entire pack of Studio Calico rub-ons and some of the rub-on packaging.

You can everything you need at the Your Scrapbook Stash Store! Upload your layouts for a chance to be chosen as May's Feature Member and receive $10 in Stash Cash!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Prima blog swap!

Couture Cardstock and Prima are doing a blog swap! This is my first layout, included on theCouture blog today!
Head over to Couture Cardstock RIGHT NOW for more gorgeousness!! There are close-ups and details of my layout, plus a few more projects from the very talented team. :)


Tuesday, April 6, 2010

On Cloud 9

See the close-ups and all the details over there. :)


Monday, April 5, 2010

Flower Tutorial!

My flower tutorial is up! You can check it out HERE.
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

New Contest

This month, Couture Cardstock is the sponsor for a Page Maps sketch contest! The winner gets to choose any 50 sheets from the Couture Cardstock store! I love this sketch, and I going to use it, even though I am not eligible to win! But you are, so get over there and try it out. You NEED some Couture Cardstock, trust me! :)

Happy weekend scrapping!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Sketch!

It's Friday sketch day at YSS, and it is my turn to host this week. I used a PageMaps card sketch. Check it out HERE. This card is my example:
See you over there!