Sunday, July 31, 2011

Last Day to be a Winner...

****Hi Scrappers....just wanted to let you know that tomorrow is the last day to leave me a post for the drawing. After that, I will place all the names in a bowl and have my daughter pull out one lucky winner!!!

Ok, I wanted to show you #4 out of 6 layouts done while on vacation...

Can you believe this is the first time I have ever worked with this Summer line from Echo Park? I think this was EP's first debut into the the scrapbooking world. Anyway, I mixed it with another EP line and added a few little tid bits from Bella Blvd and my layout was complete. I am totally in love with the bright, fun papers. I like papers that look "Happy" because they make me happy.  This layout makes me happy because of the joy Landon brings to me and especially to my momma in these pictures. He always loves to mess with her...such a kidder...if that's even a word! LOL!!!! This was an easy layout to put together and as for the stickers, just add pop-dots and voila!!!!

I hope you had a restful and relaxing weekend. Don't forget to leave your name for the drawing to win some fab scrap goodies....refer to my previous post, "Passing it On".

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The ScrapRoom Sneak....

Guess's that time again and you are going to love the line up over at The ScrapRoom!!!!! Now, I can't tell you yet what the kits are but I can show you a picture of the papers I got to work with for the DoubleShot kit. If you are curious about the Flavor Of the Month kits, then go to The ScrapRoom Blog
and check out the previous posts to see all the sneaks. Here is what I created with one of my DoubleShot kits....

On a personal note, here is another layout I created on vaca.....

This was made with my kit from My Creative Scrapbook. I really enjoyed having the time to play with it during my stay in Louisiana. My momma was so sweet and set up a table for me so I could scrap and hang out with the rest of the family. I miss her so much and wish we didn't have to live so far a part...but that is for another post. Time for me to get working on some more projects. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!!!!

Friday, July 29, 2011

I Made it Again!!!!!

The announcement has been made and I am so honored and so very excited to serve another term with Best Creation!!!!!! Please take a chance to go and congratulate the others HERE at the Best Creation blog.

School Orchestra...OA

If you didn't know, I love October Afternoon. There is just something about their lines that appeal to me. Maybe it is that vintage feel that OA seems to be notorious for, or maybe it is the amazing color palette that each collection has to offer. Either way, while I was on vacation, I pulled out some of my OA stash and got to playing.

On this layout, I sort of filled the page up. I knew I wanted to fit the 3 photos on there so I played around with the color scheme till I got the papers I wanted to work with. I am still playing around with my Studio Calico's Mr. Huey white fabulous!!!!!! The rest is strictly OA products with loads of character. And of course, front and center, is my beautiful Abigail at her spring orchestra concert. She has really taken to the cello and I am her biggest fan!!!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

It's Who I Am

Hi Scrappers!!!! I am back from vacation and so happy to be home! It's so hard to live away from your family but at the same time I am thrilled to be in my own house with my sweet husband and my 3 amazing children!!!!

Well, while I was on vacation, my scrappy mojo was flowing! In two weeks, I was able to complete 11 projects for CHA (2 layouts and 9 cards) and 6 1/2 layouts because 1 is still in progress. Later this week I will be doing a tutorial for one of the layouts I created so be on the look out for that.

The layout below is a page I did about my cutie pie, Caleb. He is such an Outdoor Enthusiast!!!! Caleb has loved the outdoors since he was a small child. He likes to fish, hunt, play ball, climb trees, go exploring and much much more. I lucked up and found the entire Studio Calico "Countryside" collection at the Creating Keepsakes Convention in my hometown. I knew it would be perfect when creating pages about my son.....and this is what I came up with!

Have a Wonderful day!!!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Princess Parade

I am so excited to share a new layout today that I made with the brand new SRM Princess sticker line!!!!!  When Susan and Jenyfur asked me to create a layout with these stickers, I immediately knew which pictures to grab for!

See, what did I tell ya!!!!! I just love how the stickers seamlessly pulled my page together!!!!! The pictures were taken this past Dec. when my mother, daughter, and I went to Disney World in Orlando, FL. The princesses came out for the lighted was truly MAGICAL!!!!!! 
As you can see, the skies the limit when it comes to these pretty princess stickers!!!!! 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

"Star" by Best Creation

Take a look at the fab new Star papers by Best Creation! I just love how the opposite side of the paper is a solid color for the perfect tone on tone color scheme. These papers can be a cardstock for layouts to mix with other lines or they can stand alone. I so enjoyed working with this line and as you can see they worked perfect with my SRM Stickers!!!! Completely Lovely!!!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


This is the fab new line from Best Creation called Happy Haunting!!!! I was so honored to work with these papers for CHA. These adorable papers are so much fun and absolutely perfect for all of my Halloween photos. Please go and check out this line!!!! I just know you will have as much fun with them as I did!!!!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Just for Fun

Hi folks....Still in Louisiana with my family and enjoying every single minute of it. I have been a little busy though creating projects for CHA!!!! I'll be able to let you in on all of them sometime next week!!!! This has been such an honor for me considering this is the first time I have had my work shown at a CHA convention.
I have been hanging on to a few layouts that I made last week and have finally had the time to sit down and post them. I just love that these are layouts I created just for me...not for a company, or a challenge, or an assignment...just for the fun of it!!!!!

 This first one is very special to is a picture of all five of us at Landon's graduation. I really loved how it turned out and I felt Echo Park's line "For the Record" collection really helped convey the emotion and feeling of the day. It definitely was a day to take Note of!!!!

I think this layout is my fave. I based a lot of the design off of a sketch from "Once Upon a Sketch". Again, Echo Park was my choice of paper to create this Park themed layout. I mixed 2 of their lines and could not be more thrilled with how it turned out. The paint splatter is my new favorite product from Studio Calico, "Mr. Huey" white mist. I love how it dries completely white on any color paper!!!! Perfection!!!! When I get home, I will add a journal tag somewhere to complete the layout.

Lastly, is a layout I did of me and my husband. We rarely get to have our picture taken together, so needless to say I am happy when we do and it is actually pub worthy. On this layout I used primarily Bella Blvd.'s "Hello Beautiful". Stephanie Hunt's designs draw me in every time with her use of vibrant fun patterns. I also use some cute little embellies from Imaginisce. Loved those little bees flying through the CUTE!!!!!

Well, that is all for now. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Until then, have a wonderful weekend and I will see you on Monday!!!!! Stay tuned, I have some Best Creation and SRM projects coming soon!!!!!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

SI and SRM partner

Hi Scrappers!!!! How is your Sunday? I am relaxing at my mom and dad's in Louisiana! So nice to be back home with the folks. My brother just arrived and momma is cooking pork loin, butter beans, and fried green tomatoes!!!!! YUM!!!!!!! Now that I have your drooling, I'll move on to some scrappy news.

Today SRM Stickers is sponsoring Sketch Inspiration. Have you ever been to the SI site? It is an amazing sketch site that is so much fun and so full of Inspiring ideas! The SRM DT was asked to design a layout or card based on this sketch.....

 And this is my take on the sketch.....


I used the beautiful sentiments "Shine your Light" from SRM Stickers but another fun little tid bit see the stitching????? Well, that is not a pen nor a sewing machine. It is a sticker!!!!!!! SRM has these fun stickers that have these little stitches on the page as well, so I added them to my page and viola.....a beautiful array of patterns pulled together by these sweet little sticker stitches. I also flipped the sketch to fit my picture. I really love the way it turned out....simply sweet! Another fun element is my paper bow. My friend Aphra did a neat little tutorial over at The ScrapRoom and I have been itching to make one for a layout.

I hope you are inspired and full of ideas to scrap your own pages and I hope you enjoy the rest of your Sunday. Oh, I hear my's time to eat!!!!! See ya later!!!!!!!

Hugs xoxox

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Passing it On

Hello all my blogger friends!!!! Hope your weekend is going well!!!! Earlier this week I was going through some of my boxes....yes, I still have boxes to unpack in our garage. YUCK!!!!! Anyway, what I found was more scrapbook goodies. It made me think about when I began this wonderful hobby and how much it has brought to my life. I started this journey in January of 2006 and for the last 4 1/2 years, I have grown as an artist, learned all sorts of styles and techniques, but most importantly, I have made many friends that I hope to stay in touch with for years to come.When I created this blog, it was for personal purposes, somewhere to share my passion. Now, I would like to turn it into a more interactive platform. I am hoping to inspire but I would also like to do more tutorials, teaching, and answering any questions you may have. So, to start this new phase off with a bang, I wanted to give all of you a chance to win a nice assortment of papers and flowers!!!!!! So, what do you have to do????? If you do not already follow my blog,  click on "Follow" and then leave me a comment letting me know. Now, if you already follow my blog, then all you have to do is spread the word. If you mention my little "give-away", leave me a comment that you have passed it on, then I will add your name to the bowl. I am going to hold this open for 2 weeks and then I will announce a random winner.
Now on to the the good stuff.....

I've got some Prima and Petaloo flowers, Maya Arts chipboard letters, SRM Stickers and some Melody Ross brads and tags.

Also, we have several different lines of papers in this mix....Basic Gray, Prima, Pink Paislee, etc....
So, are you ready????? I firmly believe in passing it around....this hobby has been good to me so now it's time to Pass it on! Click then Comment.....and let the good times Roll!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Best Creation DT Call

Ladies! It’s that time of the year again and Best Creation is searching for the next design team! We are looking for enthusiastic and talented crafters who would like to work with the best of the best in glitter paper!

The new team will last from August 2011 through January 2012. As a team member, you must be willing to:
· Promote Best Creation
· Create 5 projects per month (with description of products used and brief tutorial)

To apply for a spot on the team, send us the following:
· Contact Information (Name/ address/ phone/ email)
· Headshot or Photo
· Short Bio
· List design teams you are/have been on
· Resume including any publications
· Link to your blog
· jpegs of 3 projects (layout, projects, and/or cards) incorporating any Best Creation paper

You will be compensated with the latest in Best Creation papers, products from our cross-promotion companies, and promotion from Best Creation on all of our sites!

Submissions will be accepted now through July 24th, 2011 at 11:59 PST.
Email your application to!

The New Team will be announced on July 29th, 2011.

Happy crafting and good luck!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!!!

This is various pictures taken from our annual family 4th of July celebrations except for the one picture of my daddy. The DT over at Best Creations was challenged to scrap about one of our military heroes and of course I thought of my daddy.

I would like to wish all of you a very happy 4th of July!!!!!! I want to send out a huge "Thank You" to all the soldiers who are presently serving or who has served....because of you, we are free!!!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Reveal Time....

Ooops!!!! I am almost a day late but today is the fabulous reveal over at The ScrapRoom!!!!!  As usual Tammy has put together some amazing kits. And of course, I couldn't wait to dig in.....

So, as you can tell, there are many choices for you to choose from and that is not all....there are still 2 other kits I have yet to use. You will so enjoy this kit club!!!! I just love that I get the opportunity to play with so many different lines in just one package of goodies...keeps me busy for days!!!!!! Be sure to check out the entire kit reveal, along with the rest of the Design Teams creations. Loads of inspiration!!!!!!

Hope you have a fabulous Holiday Weekend. I will be kickin' it up with my family in Louisiana....cajun style!!!!! Hugs to all of you!!!!!