Thursday, June 30, 2011

Sketchabilities #50

Hello my scrappy friends!!!!!!! I am so excited and sad about today's reveal. I am happy because this sketch and layout is probably one of my favorites out of all the work I have done. I am sad because this is my last reveal with Sketchabilities.  I have served my term on the DT  and now it is time for more inspiration from other fabulously talented women. I hope you enjoy this sketch as much as I did and I thank you all for being so kind and supportive while I was on the team. Thank you Karan for having are truly an inspiration!!!!!!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Congrats Landon!!!!

Happy Sunday Scrappers!!!!!! I just wanted to stop in and share a layout of my parents with my son, Landon. My very handsome, very sweet boy, Landon, graduated from high school back in May. He is also now working, living with his best friends, and leading a productive life all by his lonesome. I on the other hand am still trying to adjust to the fact that my firstborn has done grown up and left the nest!!!!! How dare he!!!!! I am so proud but I miss him dearly!!!! Anyway, I got my pictures back from his graduation and immediately was inspired to start scrapping. I mixed papers from a kit I bought from The ScrapRoom.
The mix of October Afternoon and Bella Blvd worked perfectly together on this page. I then topped it off by titling it with SRM stickers, using the Congratulations series. I just love how the stickers give my page such a polished look.

I hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Vacation Fever!!!!

 I am so ready for vacation!!!!! But before I leave, I have to finish projects for CHA and other obligations on my design teams. I have been scrapping pictures from last summer and it has given me the itch to travel!!!! My first set of travel plans include our Fourth of July trip to Pineville, LA. While I'm there I am going to try to swing by and see one of my favorite scrappers, Aphra Bolyer. She doesn't know that yet cause she is currently on vacation as we speak. Then, July 8th and 9th will I will be working at the Houston Scrapbook Convention. Yippiieee!!!!! I will be working at the Red Bee helping with the "make n take" table for SRM excited!!!! So, if you are in the area, come see me! After all that scrappy fun, I am leaving for my hometown, Monroe, LA. That is when I plan to meet up with another scrappy friend, Frances Sylvia!!!! Whoop Whoop!!!!! I am so thrilled to meet her...can't wait!!!!! So, can you see why I am ready to hit the road???? Speaking of the road, take a look at these fab papers I found at my lss. Simple stories has this awesome travel line and I found the perfect pics for these papers.

Next, is our annual beach vacation which will be in August as it has been for the last 2 years. This is my brother and his daughter during our huge photo shoot at the end of trip. We always take family pictures with coordinating colors. I used a mix of MME and Crate Paper. These two lines mix really well together while creating this layout. I really like the way it turned out.
Well, that's all I got for now. Hope you have a wonderful scrappy day!!!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Two for One

Just wanted to stop in real quick to tell you about 2 things.....


SRM Stickers is celebrating  Fourth of July early. With that in mind, I created a fun little gift favor with the stickers and tubes.....

Aren't these the cutest little gifts!!!!!! And guess what????? I love a two for one special sooooooo....I made these fantastic tubes with none other than Best Creation's "I Love America" line. Speaking of Best Creation, they released their brand new, very cool, Rock N Roll papers yesterday!!!! Believe me when I say they are smokin Hot!!!!!! The DT was challenged to create a layout with the title or subtitle of a favorite song and this is what I came up with.....

I just love me some Sugarland...don't you? Anywho, that's all I got for now, so until next time....Peace out Dudes and Rock On!!!!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Color Room

I can't believe it....I finally had some much needed scrappy time all to myself. Seems like I have been producing one page after the next, catching up on many neglected photos. Anyway, the other day I traveled over to The Color Room and decided to play along. Here is the latest palette and here is the layout I created.....

This is my adorable little niece, Madisyn having fun entertaining herself on the floor. I just love her beautiful blue eyes!!!!!
Next, I was able to scrap Landon's 19th birthday pictures. This is one of the layouts done in honor of him....

I love that I was finally able to tear into these fab new Jillibean papers. Love them to bits and I love how this layout turned out! Perfect for any age, even a big ole boy that is turning 19!!!!!!!

Well, that's all for now...Hope you had a fab scrappy weekend too! xoxoxoxo

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Making a Splash!!!

If you hop over to the Best Creation blog , you will find lots of water-themed projects. There are guessing games with prizes to be won and many of the designers are having giveaways on their blogs.

The Design Team was challenged to create layouts featuring different water techniques. I opted to use the fab embellies from the Splash Fun line. 

See, if you notice, this line has all these cute little water drops to use all over your page to create the illusion of water being splashed right out of the picture. Cool Huh!!!!!! AND when you pop dot them, you really do have water jumping off your page!!!!

Good luck finding Waldo and get to scrapping those fun wet n wild water pages!!!!!


Friday, June 17, 2011

My Daddy

Over the last few days, amongst the busyness of all the other crafty goodies I have been making, I made room to create some projects about my daddy. I love my Daddy so much, and yes, I still call him Daddy!!!
With Father's Day fast approaching, I wanted to pay tribute to him in some way. I will not get to see him on Father's Day, because we live too far apart, but I hope he will enjoy the two layouts I have made in honor of him.

 My first layout is from my Daddy's retirement party. Love this picture with his badge...oh by the way, he was a police officer if you are wondering. Can you imagine what my teen years were like?????  Anyway, I used the fab new line by Cosmo Cricket. The design is based on a sketch from Creative Scrappers and my title and sub-titles are non other than SRM Stickers!!!!!

This next layout is made completely from one of my kits from The ScrapRoom!!!! I had this idea to create my background out of these fun journal tags. I just love the whole vintage feel of this entire line. Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!!! This is a picture of my brother and Daddy while they were here in town with me. Unfortunately, Daddy had to have a valve replacement surgery the following morning. Oh, now worries, he is fine now and recooperating. He is a tough man, my daddy, so it will take more than that to get him down.

Well, I hope you have enjoyed my pages in tribute to my Daddy. Please don't forget those wonderful men in your lives and find a special way to honor them!!!!!

Until next time.....Hugs xoxoxx

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Splash Time

I told you I would be back again! This time Best Creation and Helmar partnered up to make these fab acrylic albums!!!! This was one of the most fun projects I have ever done. I used the new "Splash Fun" line to create my album. Summer time at the pool or the beach is a favorite past time for me and my family, so it was easy for me to come up with several fun pictures to make my album. I know I will treasure this for years to come. Let me know what you think!!!!!

Oh and if you want a closer look, click on the picture to check out all the smaller details of the album.

Now, did you catch the SRM stickers on there too? Cool HuH???? I just love the way they help the pictures tell a story. At least that's what I think. Ok, well I hope you enjoyed my album and I hope I have inspired you to maybe do one of your own. It was really easy once I got started. Until next time....Happy Scrappin!!!!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sketchabilities #49

Are you ready for another fabulous sketch from Sketchabilities?????? Well hold on to your shorts cause it is SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I Loved working with this sketch and I know you will love it too! 


Okay, now go to the Sketchabilities blog and check out what the rest of the team did... loads of inspiration to start your day!!!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Fabulous Trio

Recently, I had the awesome privilege to combine Best Creation with Helmar adhesives and a very cool Punky Sprouts album. This week we will be working alongside Helmar to show you all the amazing crafts we have cooked up for your inspiration. Hopefully we will succeed in giving you lots of crafty, scrappy mojo to keep you scrappin' all summer long!!!! So without further adieu, here is my Alfalfa Sprouts Album.....

What do you think????? I hope you enjoy it, as much as I enjoyed making it. And here is a little crafty secret....You must have an adhesive that works like a charm, otherwise it slows down your creative I used the two products from Helmar that you see above.

Ok, that is all from me today, but this is an all week reveal so I will be seeing you again! Until then, big hugs from me and I hope you have a lovely day!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


I'm sure most of you love My Mind's Eye as much as I do. Well today I decided to play along with their sketch challenge. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to get my hands on tons of "Stella and Ruby" papers so I eagerly pulled out my stash and got to scrappin'.

Speaking of scrappy goodness...I stumbled upon the sweetest little scrap store yesterday. Recently, the only local store I had, closed down. So to my surprise, one of the ladies I have had the privilege of knowing from the old store, has now opened her own. And not only is this a store, but soon it will be a retreat for scrappers as well. The owner is Karrie Allen who is also.......wait for it........the sister to the creator of Bazzill cardstock!!!!!!!! So needless to say, if you are in need of all things Bazzill, she's got it!!!!!! The Store is called Scrapin Savvy and it is the cutest little place off the beaten path!!!!! If you are ever in Spring, TX, you have got to make a detour and check it out for yourself.

Ok, now for the sketch challenge....

The twist in this challenge was to use a song for the title. I used Katy Perry's "Firework" for mine because that is exactly what my baby girl is.....A Firework!!!!! She is so amazing and so talented....she sings, play's cello, and acts (as in theater). Abigail dreams of a future in the arts and I just know that if she continues to work on her craft, she will achieve her dreams. I love you baby!!!!!

Well, that's all for today. I've got to get ready for a baseball tournament!!!! Caleb made a select baseball team and I am so ready to start cheering him on!!!!!

Have a wonderful day Scrappers!!!!