Friday, October 31, 2008

Another Scrap Whispers Challenge

This week's Scrap Whispers Challenge is a recipe challenge. Each of the Design Team members chose one thing we had to includ on our pages. The list was: The word together, themed stickers, the colors blue and tan, and a theme of family.

Here's my layout. Together through thick and thin, that's what family is all about!
Everything is Bo Bunny except journaling tag is YMBD and letter stickers are American Crafts.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Scrap Whispers Challenge #3 - a few more

Here are a few more layouts for the Scrap Whispers Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

Time to vote again!

We need your votes!!!

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

Scrap Whispers Challenge #3

The Scrap Whispers Challenge for this week was to create pages inspired by Tic Tac Toe. Here is my first one:
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

Scrapbook Challenges New Sketch

Here is the newest sketch from Scrapbook Challenges! Pamela kept it simple which left lots of room for interpretation, which I had lots of fun with!

Here is my take on the sketch!

Come check out the group at

We always have lots of fun, and there is a weekly sketch plus 2 weekly challenges!


Friday, October 17, 2008

More Scrap Whispers Pages! And a Mothers and Daughters Sketch!

This challenge really has me motivated! Here are two more pages I did for the "No Faces" Challenge.

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

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

Another No Faces Page

Here's another page for the Weekly Scrap Whispers challenge:

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

New Scrap Whispers Page

The new challenge on Scrap Whispers is up! The challenge for this week is to create a page with no faces. Meaning, no eyes, noses, or mouths can appear in your layout. I chose this photo of Milena from our visit to the creek. Here is my page:

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

Scrap Whispers Round 1

I created a few layouts for the week 1 challenge at Scrap Whispers.

Here is some info about scrap whispers from their site:

What is Scrap Whispers?

Remember that game you used to play as a kid? Where you secretly whisper a phrase to the next person sat in a circle, who then whispers it to the next person and so on? The last person announces the phrase out loud and this usually results in a completely different phrase than the one you started off with?! Well, thats basically how scrap whispers works too. Only with scrapbook layouts instead of a phrase!

Each week there is also an individual challenge. This week's challenge was to create a page inspired in some way by Nancy Drew. Here are my entries:

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!


SYTYCS deadline extended!

Thanks to all of you who are checking in to see if it's time to vote. The deadline has been extended due to technical difficulties. Voting for round 2 will not start on Friday, Oct. 16th.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ummm... What??

Check out these signs I spotted recently:

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?


Update for all of us!

Hello, everyone! We arrived home last night from a few days away visiting Grandma and Grandpa (my parents). We went to the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago and had a great time. The kids had lots of fun visiting their grandparents and having them all to themselves. I enjoyed the visit also, and I was blessed that my parents braved a night alone with the kids so I could go out with my friend Heather. We had a blast eating dinner, shopping, and browsing Barnes and Noble.

Here are a few pics from the big trip:

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.
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

So You Think You Can Scrap

Round 1 voting is open until Sunday night. Please stop by and vote for your favorite page!

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!!