Friday, November 28, 2008

Paper Wreath...Wow, Gorgeous!!!!

Check out Lynda's blog, she's posted instructions on how to make the Paper Wreath, it's fabulous and I think I might just have to make one this weekend!!!!!!!

Thanks for providing the instructions, Lynda!!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pleated Flowers by Pink Paislee

Check this little tutorial out!!

Paper Flowers

The Pink Paislee blog is just full of inspiring ideas...these flowers are so cool!!! Actually quite easy to make and it's fun getting the glue gun out again!!!

Try it and see!!

Found Some Daylight Hours

To take some pics of my latest creations!!! It's hard to come by daylight this time of year and since I've switched to taking photos instead of scanning it's left for a weekend project...makes me look like I did more than I have since they all go up at once! LOL

First off, a Christmas card that I whipped up last night...similar in design to the ones posted earlier on in Nov, a slight variation if you will. I made 8 of these last night in about 20 minutes...I'm starting to panic a bit since it's almost Dec 1st and I'm not done making cards yet!!!! Yikes!

Now for some fun Pink Paislee creations...oh dear, I'm so addicted to this pp line right now...I've always liked it but lately everything they are coming out with is inspiring me big time!

**note the flower center here, it's a Tim Holtz circle cool are these things...I got some as a gift and had NO idea what to do with them...watched a video on Tim's blog and voila, I have a flower center!!! :) Love it!

These are portrait photos that I never know what to do with...too small to frame, he's already 3 years older than these pics so I decided to scrap them...they can't be submitted, etc. but they're still cute to me and I thought fit perfectly with the Pink Paislee owl!!

This one...way different than my usual style of scrapping but I wanted to showcase a pic of each of our neices and nephew and one together so trimming a few of the odd pics I had fit perfectly on this layout.

That's all for today...but it's only early, you never know what might arrive on here before the day is through!!! ;) Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Waaaaaaaa Hoooooooooooooo!!!!!

Emphasis on the HOO!!!!!!!

Yup, I made the Design Team at Your Memories By Design....I'm soooooo excited to join this awesome team of ladies and working with Cat's handmade unique designs every month! Our term starts Jan 1, 2009 so be sure to come and check it all out and get familiar with the site and products if you haven't won't regret it!!!!

Thank you so much, Catherine, Megan and Heather and congratulations to Marti, Vanessa and Susan...I can't wait to get to know you all better and work with you in the coming year!!!!!!
Have I mentioned Wahh HOO!!!

Ribbon Wands

Check out this cool blog - Ribbon Wands
She's got cool ideas on what to do with ribbon...cuz if you're like me, you've got LOTS!!!!!! ;) An Etsy store where she sells her Ribbon Wands and lots of other fun stuff....I love ribbon!!!!! :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas is Coming!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Isn't this the cutest?? I watched this video on Jennifer McGuire's blog this weekend - and yes, now I NEED a Slice by Making Memories - and last night, Virginia posted her 8th Day of Christmas project over at Scrap Shotz and guess what it was? Yup, this star!!! It would've been much easier with a Slice but I did it thanks to some BG Christmas shapes and a Bazzill chip star!!!

I plan to make a whole bunch might just be my "2008 ornament that I make for all the kids and family"!! I'm sure they will love them!!! :) TFL

I Wish!!

I wish I could make cards like this all the time....
These are a few cards that I made at Scrap Shotz's Card Crop back on World Card Making come if I envision what want a card to end up like it never materializes into a fabulous card like these ones below - without copying a sketch or pattern from someone else? It's not that I don't like making cards, it's just that they never end up the way I want them too! I'm going to practice, starting now!!! Wish me luck!!!

Check out this blog post for details on the cards and links to how to create, etc.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holy Mojo!!!!

Holy Mojo is right...I'm about this close to starting another layout and it's past my bedtime!!!! I'm seriously addicted to sketches lately and found this yummy on Pink Sketches (link to the right). It came together so quickly that I need to do something else...NOW! :) :) Love it when that happens!!!

I did this layout for YMBD "On the Menu" Challenge. It was originally the 4th weeks challenge for the SYTYCS contest that was cancelled and Cat decided "why waste an awesome challenge" so she posted it for us! I finally found time to create the layout and I love how it turned out!!!!

My Meal
Course #1 - Corrugated Cardboard
Course #2 - Stamp Sampler
Course #3 - Transparency Puree
Course #4 - Ribbon Rigatoni
Course #5 - Chipboard Chocolate

The '100 things' blog go-round

I first saw this on Kathy's blog and have since seen in on a couple more so I figured I'd play along...hope you all do, too!!!!

Bold the number and line that you have done:

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyworld
8. Held a praying mantis
9. Climbed a mountain
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon - not yet!!
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - every chance I get!!
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - only from the airplane
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating ( huh?!)
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

4 Nights and Counting!!!!

Until Twilight begins in theatres!!!! I'm so excited, we've had our tickets bought since the day you could buy them...over a week ago! We're going out for supper and then over to the theatre to get in's going to be CRAZY with teens and adults alike!!!!!! Fun times!!!!

On that note Are you a Vampire or a Werewolf? Take this little quiz and find out which team you're on!

You Are a Vampire

You are charming, sensual, and even a bit manipulative.

You can't help but get people to do what you want.

You have sharp senses and a strong predatory instinct.

You go after what you want, without mercy.

While you have the heart of a killer, many people are drawn to you.

You are elegant, timeless, and mysterious. You are the ultimate fantasy object.

More Layouts!!!!

One took me a week, the other, just over an hour...go figure! I have a really hard time with boy layouts...tell me why? I'm so not a pink person (although I do love to scrap with it) so doesn't it make sense that neutral color layouts should be easy for me...not so much for boys but I'm working on it, especially with these new pics of my nephew, helps that he's cute as a bug! ;)

I grabbed some of last years Basic Grey and went to town, the die cuts are so much fun!!!!

This next layout is new October of my fav lines lately!!!!!! The colors are lucious without being overly bright!!!!

Based on this sketch from Beggahuna Sketches - yummy!!!!!!!!

Thanks for looking and come back soon...I have a few Pink Paislee (another fav-o-rite lines) layouts in my head and can't wait to get them done and uploaded!!! :)

Sunday, November 09, 2008


After a beautiful, beautiful week on O-Town, I'm back in my scrap room trying to finish up some stuff that I started before it became "summer in the winter"!!! Here's one I finally finished this afternoon. It's based on a Pagemaps sketch and is the first challenge over at Art Unleashed. What a fun sketch to use for inspiration...well, I guess the Fancy Pants pp and chipboard didn't hurt, either!!! YUM!!!!

Here's another one from the same Fancy Pants line, can you tell I like it? Honestly, I really do! ;) lol This was the October Kit at Scrap Shotz and I was able to snag a kit this month...I miss being on the DT sometimes!!!! ;)

That's all for now...back to the scrap table for me...I'm in the mood for a Half Map from Pagemaps, so I might actually try one of those for fun!!! :)

Monday, November 03, 2008

How Can It Be November??

Where did the year go? Holy smoly, guess I'd better get cracking on my Christmas cards, I stalked up on envelopes when I was at Staples on Friday so I have no excuse now...except that I feel like scrapping, not making cards...go figure! ;0)

I did a little bit of scrapping this weekend, applied for a couple of Design Team postions and a guest DT position at a sketch's okay either way if I get none of them but hey, it's a way to get my work out there, right? In between 2 trips to the dump with "stuff" from our basment (ahh, the space down here now!!!), winterizing the boat and flower beds and cleaning up outside...we even had a bon fire of pine branches...nice!!!!!!, I did a little scrapping but my Sat. evening plans were thwarted by the fact that I fell asleep on the couch at 9:00PM!! My #1 reason why I don't lay on the couch in the evenings!!! lol

I did an overhaul on myself this weekend, color, a 2 step jobbie that was actually kind of fun to do and it actually looks okay, I'll see about getting a picture tonight after work, see if hubby can work the camera for me! :)

That's all for now, maybe I'll get in a card or two before volleyball tonight!! :)