Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Where have you been, you ask?

Hey's been a while! 

Lots of changes in the past few relationship status, new career, new lease on life...

But one thing that hasn't changed is my love of creating...I still have all my scrapbook tools and supplies and one day will venture into that fabulous world but at this point and time I'm really into buying, finding and acquiring wood furniture to turn it into something beautiful and unique...take a peek over at my new blog for a couple sneak peeks and to see if there's anything that you might want to purchase.  If you have something you'd like to have me "make new" for you, please inquire about prices and time lines for your loved piece of furniture!!

Check back often, I hope to be uploading weekly projects, tips and items for between my three, yes, I said three, jobs...I told you my life had changed...only for the better!!!  :)

'Til the next time...please check out my newest passion at Refreshed Renewed Recreated!!

Friday, May 01, 2009

YMBD Gives Back" National Scrapbooking Day Online Crop

Official crop kickoff is 7pm EST tonight (Friday May 1st) and runs all weekend long! Deadline for all crop submissions is Midnight EST on Tuesday, May 5th.

So here's how we are going to do it...

The "YMBD Bucks Bucket"

Help us fill this Bucket with YMBD Bucks!

For every 1000 YMBD Bucks that goes into the Bucket, YMBD will donate $1 to the
Here's how you can help fill the bucket:
  • For every challenge completed during the online crop and uploaded to the YMBD Gives Back Crop Gallery, 100 YMBD Bucks will go into the bucket!
  • As of this morning Cat has cleared her own YMBD Bucks Balance to 0. She will be accepting donations of your own YMBD Bucks balances (as much or as little as you would like to donate). To donate, just click the donate link in her profile to the left! All donations of your bucks will go into the Bucket, as well as any Bucks she earns during the crop by posting, commenting and uploading! So keep an eye on her balance and watch it grow!

Take advantage of our Crop Sale! Use coupon code: GIVEBACK between now and May 5th and get 10% off your entire order (excluding May Special, Gift Certificates & Clearance). Of that 10% savings, half will go into the Bucket!

Challenge Submissions: All challenge/crop submissions must be uploaded to the YMBD Gives Back online crop gallery, by Midnight EST May 5th.

IMPORTANT: You may complete as many challenges as you wish, and you may complete all challenges more than once, but please only upload ONE photo of each submission to the crop gallery (if you want to post additional photos of closeups, you can upload those to the regular Member Gallery).
All submissions must be new creations, created during the crop (no past work allowed). Your creations may be traditional scrapbooking, digital or hybrid. The gallery upload limit we normally have in effect is lifted during the crop and does not apply.

Prizes: What's a crop without prizes right? Prize winners will be drawn randomly from the crop gallery. The more challenges you complete and upload the more chances you have at winning (statistically speaking).

•First Prize: $20 YMBD Gift Certificate
•Second Prize: $15 YMBD Gift Certificate
•Third Prize: $10 YMBD Gift Certificate
•3 Runner-Up Prizes: each will receive a suprise assorted package of YMBD Goodness valued at a minimum of $5.

Remember: the more challenges you complete the more you help fill up our Bucket, and the closer we get to curing cancer! Hopefully this fuels everyone's mojo this weekend! So PLEASE, scrap lots!

Please join us this weekend for National Scrapbooking Day and for the Canadian Cancer can give back!!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Oh my....YOU have to go check this out!!!!! Cat from YMBD's DH, Hugh (got that? lol) created this community for scrappers to post links, their work, chat, meet new friends, you name it!!!

Cat says, "Think Pub-Calls only BIGGER (and better). Like, Facebook-style only for Scrapbookers! "

I think it's the coolest idea!!!! I've registered - created my resume - uploaded my blog, etc.

Check it out...I dare ya! I think you'll be come addicted in no time and who knows what may come out of it if you do register...a layout published; meet new scrappy friends; the possiblilities are endless!!!!

How's this...for everyone that registers, come back here and post a comment and I will draw a name from the comments to win some YMBD awesome stuff!!!! I know you want to try it out!!!! A week from today I'll pick a winner and send you some yummy stuff to play'll be addicted to both sites in no time!!! :)

What are you waiting for? Here's the link MyScrapbookSocial or click the banner on the right to get there!!!! I can't wait to see you!!!

Scrap Lots!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

We're Back!!!!!!!!!

Had an awesome time in Mexico...we arrived late April 4th at the Blue Bay Grand Esmeralda Resort in the Mayan and had a fun filled week of sun, sand, pools, tequila and Bubba's filled with vodka!!!! I think I'm going into withdrawls right now!!! LOL

Here are a few pics!!

Some shots of our resort:

Deep Sea Fishing Excursion:
Loved the fancy gold downrigger unit

Wendy's Barracuda

Playa del Carmen - Fifth Avenue

Thursday, April 02, 2009

So Sketchy Reveal(s)...YMBD April 1st Reveals!!!

Where do I start?
How about the last 2 sketchs of the awesome set we had to work with in March from So Sketchy...okay, that sounds like a great idea!!!!! :)

Here's the 2nd one that I worked on in March...I went WAY back in my stash for this one and pulled out some fun KI pp!!! A treasure found as it worked perfectly with the photo I took of a rose from the bouquet my hubby got me for my 40th birthday!!!! Since it was my birthday, the Printable Stamps from The Cutting Cafe that was our sponsor this month came in very handy!!! I used a small one and a large one that I punched out after printing with my big 3" scallop the look!!! Thanks for the opportunity to work with your wonderful printables...I enjoyed it throughly!!!

Supplies Used:
KI pp
Bazzill Just the Edge CS Strips
AC Thickers
Adirondack Dimensional Pearls paint
YMBD Butterfly CS Embellishments

Next was a circle layout but I had fun changing it up a bit and using a die cut sheet of pp to show off my gorgeous pup!!! :)

Supplies Used:
Pebbles pp
Pebbles chipboard
Your Life Labels
Maya Road Sheer Journal Shapes/Chipboard shapes
Prima Bling Swirls
Black River Glitter Alphas

Okay, lets move into's my first April sketch uploaded. Loved the mix of clean lines and circles on this sketch and found by stretching out the layout a bit it worked perfectly with these photos of my neice this past Fall.

Supplies Used:
Dream Street pp
Prima Blossoms
AC Thickers
Pink Paislee Alpha Stickers
Riff Raff Chipboard Vine
YMBD Kraft Classic Scallops Journal Tags
Fancy Pants Black Frames Overlay
Misc Buttons

Your Memories By Design April 1st Reveal Projects!!!

April's Special Includes:
•Swirly Bird Cardstock Embellishments (set of 3 in Huckleberry, Grape & Kiwi)
•Graph Paper Scallops (set of 8)
•Who/What Classic Labels (set of 15)
•Chipboard Apples (set of 12)•Acrylic Circles (set of 4)
•Yummy Surprise

You Pay ONLY: $9.40
You Save: $2.35 (20%)

Only available until April 30th!!!

WIN, WIN, WIN -- Want some free YMBD goodies? Then don't forget to submit your layout, card or other project (created with this month's special) into our Monthly Special Contest. Click HERE for more details!

And without further adeu, here are my projects with April's yummy kit!!!!

That's all folks!!!!

Note: Hubby and I are heading off to sunny Mexico on Sat (Apr 4th) so the blog will be quiet for a week or so...stay tuned for when we get back because I plan to take 100's of photos and scrap them all!!!!!!! Have a great week, everyone!!!

Scrap lots!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

So Sketchy Reveal - a couple days early! Yay!!!

I love, love, loved working with this sketch...I'm so in luv with wallet sized pics lately!! YUM!!! Lots of fun embellishements on this layout and you can see more details on So Sketchy.
Here's my sketch:

Here's what I did with it...pretty true to the sketch it was such a fun one to work with!

Supplies used:
Basic Grey Porcelain PP
Bazzill CS
Prima Say it in Studs
Bazzill Just the Edge CS Strips
Martha Stuart Border punch
EK Success Scallped punch
Riff Raff Chipboard Butterflies
Heidi Swapp
Chipboard Heart
Basic Grey Chipboard Alphas
MM Journal Blotter; blossoms; buttons and mini Alphas
AdIrondac Dimensional Pearls paint

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I Got Nothin'....

Hey all...pretty quiet on here, eh?
Well, no reason really except that I had nothing that I could show you. ;) It's been pretty busy around here the last week or so and hard to update the blog when I'm barely at my computer! Fun stuff, for sure, but it's cutting into my scrap time!! :)

Okay, I lied, I got a little something....I have been scrapping, honest but nothing new I can show you right now...there are a couple layouts coming for So Sketchy so watch for them and here are a few layouts and cards from the Mid Month Reveal at YMBD...yay, this post isn't totally going to be imageless!!! LOL