Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Favorites from 2011 (Photo Heavy)

 Hi Scrappers!!!! While I am out of town visiting my parents, I wanted to reflect on my work and acknowledge some of my favorite pieces of work. Here is what I came up with.....

Oh, I so loved creating each and every one of these!!!!! I can't wait to get started on a new year and new adventures. January begins my time with Sketchabilities, so stay tuned!!!! I don't know what my future holds beyond that, but I do know that I will be scrapping and creating and loving the paper crafts industry. I wish all of you a safe, healthy, and happy New Year!!!!!! Much Love....


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chronological or Scattered???

Hey Scrappers!!!! It's about 10:30 Sunday night and I am reminiscing with the kids through old yearbooks and baby books. My kids are loving every minute of it. Makes me wonder how much more they will enjoy my scrapbooks later in life. So, my subject matter tonight is on whether or not you scrap in chronological order or do you skip around????? I scrap like I live life....scatter-brained!!!! I am soooo ADD that it is hard to keep my focus unless I am inspired. Once I am inspired than I am able to completely immerse myself in what I am creating. With that in mind, here are some of the layouts I have been working on this week. One is from Thanksgiving about 4 or 5 years ago and then the other is from one of our family vacations. See, I told you....scatter-brained!!!!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Some more Bella!!!!!

As most of you know, I am a HUGE Bella Blvd fan!!!!!! So, you can imagine my thrill to be added to the Bella Blvd. Dec. Newsletter. Please go check it out for loads of FUN and Inspiration!!!!!

Bella Blvd. Dec. Newsletter

You can follow the link above or go to the Bella Blvd. website. And did you know that Bella Blvd. is now offering a weekly page with step by step instructions???? That's right....if you are looking for ideas on how to use your Bella stash, this would be a great way to get some fab scrappy inspiration and a quick and easy page finished in minutes!!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas and Family

Hi Scrappers!!!! I hope all of your days have been Merry and Bright!!!!! I have a few Christmas layouts that I wanted to share. The papers and embellies will all be familiar. I have a desk full of "mix-match" products from all of my Christmas kits I ordered...The ScrapRoom, Noel Mignon, and My Creative Scrapbook. Usually I am so intimidated by Christmas layouts but I have conquered my fear, pulled out my Christmas pictures and buried myself in all my scrappy sweetness!!!!

Family is everything to me and nothing makes Christmas more special than to be surrounded by the ones I love. I hope you find your inspiration for you inner scrappy diva and work up some magical Christmas pages!!!!

Lots of Hugs and Love

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I made the Team!!!!

 I am so very excited to announce that I have made the Sketchabilites Design Team!!!!! I have always loved Karan's sketches and I am so thrilled to be designing for her! I hope you will stay tuned for future sketches and inspiration provided by myself and the other designers!!!!!! Also, Please take a moment to go over to the Sketchabilities site and congratulate the other fabulous ladies who have also been selected for the DT. Karan has created a warm and friendly environment with her message board and a place to show off your creations based on the sketches. We would love to have you come over and say "Hi" and join us!!!

Here are some of the layouts I have made based on a Sketchabilities sketch.....

Have a Wonderful Day!!!!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

MME Sketch

Playing my hand at the latest MME sketch challenge....

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

More from The ScrapRoom

Hi Scrappers!!!! Brrrrrr....It is cold outside today!!!! Are you staying warm? I love this weather, especially this time of year. So, I have a few more layouts to share from The ScrapRoom....

Did you notice the SRM Stickers???? The Echo Park papers are adorable and so much fun!!!!

 Love me some Bella Blvd!!!!

And how about the Jillibean Soup papers???? Cute, Cute, Cute!!!!

On a side note, I started my physical therapy yesterday. Since my lumbar fusion, I have been having a lot of left leg pain. The doctors say I have some nerve damage so I thought I should try to do what I can to keep my muscles active. Looks like a have a lot of therapy in my future but I am optimistic in the fact that it can do nothing but help my situation.

Well, that's all for now! I hope you stay warm!!!!


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Some Christmas Cheer

I am having so much fun playing with all of my Christmas papers and embellies!!!! The fab kits this year has really inspired me to pull out those Christmas pics that I have placed in that back know, it's that place that is on your "to do" list but you keep putting it off. Well I have a solution for you....turn on Pandora and put it on "Christmas Genre'" music and turn on your scrappy wheels.  Pull out your monthly sketches from your favorite sketch site and get to scrappin'. Here is what I have been up to......

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Simple Stories kit from The ScrapRoom

I so enjoyed playing with the Simple Stories kit this month. I have been such a fan since Simple Stories made there appearance in the scrappy world. Each day I will reveal my creations from the kits. I hope you enjoy and are inspired to pull out all of those Christmas photos. So, here goes.....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The ScrapRoom December Reveal

Yes, it's that time again. The ScrapRoom has revealed their kits and they are fabulous!!!!! Can I say I am so thrilled to be a part of this team. I get giddy every time the kits show up at my door!!!!!! It is such a unique kit club where you get to play with 4-6 lines of the latest and greatest scrappy goodness that is out there on the market!!!!! Now, get ready to have your socks knocked off cause this is what you would get.....

So, what do you think???? I hope you will come over and join us and tell them Kim sent you!!!
Tomorrow I will show you what I did with the kits. I hope you will come back!!!!

SRM Stickers DT Call (Warning: Multiple photos)

Wow, has it really been a year already????? SRM Stickers is having a DT call on Dec. 5th. Believe me when I say, you really want to get in on this!!!! Susan is so amazing and so generous with her stickers and tubes!!!!! I have so loved working with this company!!!!!

Here is my latest creation with SRM.....

When I work with other projects, I always love to add SRM stickers!!!! I will definitely continue to use their products in my future endeavors. Here are a few layouts and cards where I have incorporated SRM stickers....

 If you have made it this far than you can see that I have thoroughly enjoyed using SRM stickers!!!!! Good luck to all of you who try out for this AWESOME company!!!!!!!

Stay tuned for a future post...Yes, 2 post in one day!!!!!! The ScrapRoom has revealed there kits today and they are FANTASTIC!!!!!!! I had so much fun working with them. See ya in few.....