Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wine Tour layout

Today's layout was done using a sketch by Ashley Rock at RockPaperScrapbook! It's her first sketch contest, and I really like how it inspired me!

I'm finally attempting to scrapbook the tons of photos I took when we went on our cruise in 2010. It was a first cruise for the kiddos and we went to Catalina and Ensenada. Great family adventure!

So, here is her sketch:

And this is what I did with it! I turned it sideways because my photos happened to be lengthwise, but I love how it turned out!!

I'm entering this layout in her contest. Check it out at RockPaperScrapbook!!


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

True friends card

I'll be honest with you. I like to buy things. I like to buy scrappy/stampy things. I like to buy them...and never use them.

Like digi-images.

And Copics.

Which brings me to today's card.

I am not an expert at either of the above-mentioned products, but I decided to try them both for this challenge! I do like the way the finished card turned out, although my Copics technique leaves MUCH to be desired.

Here is my card! In this photo, you cannot tell that I have outlined her wings and the stars with a glitter pen. I really need to work on my photo-taking skills. Another thing to add to my ever-growing checklist...

I'm entering this card in the Tiddly Inks challenge. You should do the same! :)

Also, don't forget about my giveaway! I'm still trying!!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I'm running out of witty things to title my posts here on my blog. I seem to go back to the same few words. "Happy Tuesday," "Welcome to Tuesday," or something along those lines. How exactly does one decide what to say in their title for a post? I guess I could use the title of whatever layout or card I'm posting says? Okay, I think I'll do that.

This blog entry is entitled: "Sisters."

I did this layout based on the sketch at the Artful Delight blog. I just discovered this site by doing a little blog hopping, and I highly recommend them! They also have kits, which is a bonus!

So, here is the sketch:

And here is my layout! Now, this happens to be my current favorite photo of my girls. I can't believe what wonderful young women they are turning out to be .

Check out the challenge at Artful Delight and join in the fun!

Monday, March 12, 2012's Monday.

Is it me, or do the weeks keep getting longer and the weekends keep getting shorter?! Where did this weekend go? Hubby worked overtime on Saturday, so since he was gone that day, I kept thinking it was Sunday. I'm all kinds of messed up!

Monday went smoothly in our house today: One kiddo spent the night at a friend's house (yes, I'm *that* kind of mom!), college girl slept in (in true college form), and I took the boy to school...only to be called at 10:30 to pick him up due to a fever. Poor guy. So, he's snoozing now and I can post my latest card!

I made this card entirely with my scraps, down to the ribbon! I have far too many scraps and have started taking out my scrap boxes before I start any project. This time, the challenge called for using scraps only! Perfect!

Here is my card, and I absolutely love it. It's not fancy schmancy; it's simple...yet adorable!!

And...since I made this with scraps, no second card for the bestie. Sorry Shar! :(

I'm entering this card in the following challenges. Check them out and join in!

Hiding In My Craft Room
Birthday Sundays
Sentimental Sundays
Kaboodle Doodles
Crafting for all Seasons

Once again, don't forget about my giveaway HERE!

Thanks for stopping in!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A new kit release!

I have always like Shanna Vineyard's style of crafting. She always creates the most fabulous items and finds time to craft even though she has such a busy life!

I want to take a moment and congratulate her on her newest creation:

You have to visit her blog to see her amazing examples, and follow the links to see what fellow designers have created using her kit!

There are some fabulous images in this kit, and I can't wait to use them!

Check her out at Art Made with Heart!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy Saturday!

I do hope that everyone has had a wonderful Saturday!

I started off sleeping in this morning, which was wonderful, if I do say so myself. Headed into work for a few hours to blow up six balloon bouquets! Came home, relaxed a little, watched Dance Moms on the DVR (<--that's my confession for the day!), and then went in the scraproom for a little crafty therapy!!

There's another layout sketch challenge at Frosted Designs!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on it:

I'm quite happy with how it turned out! I've discovered that I really, really like sketches and they help motivate me to scrapbook more. And that's the important thing, right?

While you're here, don't forget to check out my giveaway! Go here for all the details!

Thanks for stopping by!! :)

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Beware: Shameless plug for followers coming...

I've really rededicated myself to my blog and my scrapbooking lately, and I've decided to throw my pride to the dogs and have a contest to get followers!

My goal this month (or as fast as possible!) is to get to 50 followers. Before I go into the drawing, I'd like to thank the ten or so followers that have stuck by me and not un-followed me in the past year when I fell off the face of the earth. I appreciate you very much!

Once I hit 50 followers, whenever that happens, I will give away the following:

Four packs of Jenni Bowlin Studio journaling cards and three Tiny Type stickers from Cosmo Cricket! All items are new in the package!

Here's how you can enter:

1.) Earn one entry by being a follower of my blog! Please be sure to leave me a comment on this post and include your email address in your entry!

2.) Earn a second entry by blogging about my contest on your blog! Come back here and leave a second comment on this post with the link to your blog post! (Please link directly to your post regarding my contest.)

That's it! Once I hit 50, I will randomly choose a winner! This contest is open to international bloggers too! :)

As it gets closer, I will mention it in future postings and link back to this entry so that it refreshes our memories.

I'm kind of excited!!

Thanks for stopping by!! :)


Monday, March 05, 2012

Sweet 16

The challenge this week at Frosted Designs is "numbers." Your layout, card, project must have something to do with numbers.

Here is my entry in the Fabulous Friday Challenge:

My daughter is almost 19 now (holy cow!!), but I just love this photo of all of us at her 16th birthday dinner.

Thanks for looking!!


Sunday, March 04, 2012


My hubby works as a resident officer in Laughlin, so one evening we decided to run down there to have dinner with him while he was working. It's difficult for him to be away from us for four days a week, but the plus is that he only has less than four years until retirement!!

After dinner, they were all feeling a little goofy, so D decided to act like he was "arresting" Cassidy. She played the part, pouty face and all! (he did not actually put her in the nasty back seat, lol)

Here is my layout. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to photograph my layouts. Thanks for bearing with me!

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, March 03, 2012

A new card...

I decided, at the spur of the moment (with eight hours left to enter!) to join this week's challenge at the Birthday Sundaes blog.

Birthday Sundaes

So, in true form, I hurriedly did a birthday card...and am actually pleased with the results!

The challenge was "get messy." I've never done the splattered paint deal, so I was a little nervous to make the entire card, splatter it...and ruin it. But it turned out cuter than I expected! Winning!!

Here is my entry:

And for the bestie...:

Head over to the Birthday Sundaes blog and check out the great DT and fantastic entries!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Scrappiness...who knew?

I'm so excited to be posting scrapiness. It warms me to the core and I feel so good when I scrapbook. It's difficult for "regular" people to understand, but I know that fellow crafters know exactly where I'm coming from.

I've done yet another challenge, but actually I've done *two* challenges, they just happen to be from one blog! I discovered this blog when Sharla did one of the challenges, and for the life of me, I can never remember the name when she and I are chatting about it. "Frosted ponies?" "Painted puppies??" Ugh. But, I keep visiting the site daily, and soon it will roll off my tongue!

Here is the first challenge: The card sketch.

The sketch:

And my take on it:

Now, the second challenge: The layout sketch.

The sketch:

And my layout (I hope the colors are okay. It's evening here):

And, in true BFF fashion once again, cards for the stash:

Here are the links to the challenges:

Card challenge at Frosted Designs
Layout challenge at Frosted Designs

Check them out! Do the challenges! Remember the name! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

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