Monday, January 31, 2011

ScrapFIT #37 Dream a Little Dream

Yay!!!!! I'm so excited to share with you my very first reveal as a ScrapFIT Design Team Member!! Check out the ScrapFIT Blog for Workout #37... Dream a Little Dream. Hop on over there to get the details on this awesome workout!

We have an amazing prize from our February sponsor, Lucky Girl Crafts. Please join us over at ScrapFIT for a chance to win it!!

ScrapFIT is also giving away a prize, so you have an opportunity to win a lot of scrappy goodness!! If you participate in both February challenges (Workout #38 coming February 15) you have more chances to win big!!

See you there!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches 1.28 & Create a Critter :)

The minute I saw the latest Sassy Lil' Sketches sketch challenge, I knew the perfect picture for it! Our family photo from last Christmas. I used papers from My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter stack.

Here is the sketch:

And here is what I created. I used my EK Success border punch for the scallops at the bottom and the blue scallop border on the left of the red paper. I cut the little snowman from patterned paper.

I used Glossy Accents on my little round ornament makes them so shiny :)

I also made this layout, using the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge. I just can't get enough of these cute little baby animals! I know it looks like the lion is just floating through the air, but I couldn't resist not having the king of the jungle on this page :) Paige loved her jungle swing...too bad she has long outgrown it.

I based my page on this sketch I found a long time ago:

And here is my page:

I embossed this cute little froggy...I love how he now looks bumpy :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 1.20

Woo hoo...I'm not late this week! I just finished this one for Sketchy Thursdays.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my of Paige :) I kept trying to get her to smile and open her eyes at the same time, but as soon as she saw the little red camera light, she knew the flash was coming. Little stinker!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

ScrapFIT #36 & Sassy Lil' Sketches 1.21

Two more layouts complete! Yay! My first one is for the latest challenge at ScrapFIT...use strips of paper, include a strip of embellishments, and use at least two manufacturers. Done, done and done!

Here is what I came up with. My strips are obvious. I used a row of tiny brads just above the picture.

I also did the latest Sassy Lil' Sketches it is:

And here is my of my sweet little stocking stuffer from last Christmas :) I used an old Bo Bunny line that I've had a for a while. I also used the Jolly Holidays Cricut Lite cartridge to cut that cute branch with ornaments!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Late with Sketchy Thursdays

I started this with every intention of entering it into this week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge. However, I just didn't get it finished in time. Oh, it is anyway :)

Here is the sketch:

Here is what I made. These are the last few cute pictures from Paige's 10-month photo shoot. I used a lot of scrap pieces of paper for the strips. I even used some packaging from some old stickers I had laying around :)

This is a Sketchy Thursdays sketch I've had saved for months, and I never got around to doing it. Well, I finally did :) I couldn't decide on my favorite pictures of Reese from this photo shoot, so I just printed them all! I love multi-photo sketches.

Here is my layout...yes, these are from last December, and we were still wearing shorts! Here in Florida, we hardly get any opportunities for "winter" pictures. So the snowman shirt is pretty much it, considering she's got on shorts and sandals...haha!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Page Maps / Scrapdango

I completed the latest Page Maps layout challenge :) I loved the sketch and the prize is too awesome to pass up! Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout...I created the background by misting over a felt mask I have. The monkeys are just some little stickers I had. My journaling talks about how my girls are "silly monkeys" in the bathtub. Their bathroom is decorated in a monkey / jungle theme, so it sort of goes with that theme :)

I used my border stamps on this one...the blue scallop shape and the pink curly cues are stamps.

I've also been working on my layouts for my two design teams...I can't reveal them until the blogs' reveal days. Look for my first reveal for ScrapFIT on February 1st and my first reveal with Sassy Lil' Sketches on February 7th. I can't wait!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays GDT & Sassy Lil' Sketches 1.7

I decided to do the latest Sketchy Thursdays Guest Design Team layout...I just loved the sketch!

Here is my take on it...I used lots of glimmer mist :) I also used a pack of $1 papers from Target! You never know what you may find for a buck :) I used some chipboard hearts as masks and then stitched around them to make them pop a little more. I just had to use "Where's Waldo?" for my title...Paige's little head peeking over the crib railing reminded me of this little person lost in this huge place...I love these pictures!

I can't wait until February 7th! That will be my first Design Team reveal with Sassy Lil' Sketches! I completed the January 7th's just so cute! I'm getting into my Christmas 2009 pictures, and I couldn't resist these darling photos of sweet Paige at Papa Gary's strawberry farm.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout. I used DCWV papers from this huge Christmas stack I got for 50% off last month, using my Michael's coupon. Once I saw these papers, I had to stick with the red and blue color scheme. I love the papers with the ornaments on them! They make cute embellishments. Here is my "Jolly Baby"'s what her shirt says :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 1.6

Here is my submission for the latest Sketchy Thursdays challenge. I love these pictures of Reese and me from last December...her face just makes me smile! I used Echo Park papers...I hated to cut them because they're so cute!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

ScrapFIT #35 and a Cute Lil' Birdie

I completed ScrapFIT's Workout #35...and it was harder than it sounded! The instructions were to create a layout using only scraps (which I have a lot of). It was hard, though...trying to find just the right papers in the right sizes. I managed to do it, and it turned out kind of cute :) It's a picture of Paige from last December, doing her "lip check." She had a cute habit of touching her lips with her fingers, kind of like she was making sure they were still there!

I added some blue stitching...even that was a scrap piece I had in my stash.

These butterflies were cut from a piece of scrap paper, too. I coated them in Glossy Accents and then heated them with my gun, and they curled up when they dried. I love how they look like they're in flight!

Here is another one I threw together. She has on a snowman shirt, and I debated about whether or not to make this one a Christmas page. I decided against it, and went with the jungle/nature theme. I pulled out my new Live Simply cartridge and cut these adorable birds! Aren't they so cute? From there, it became a "birdie" layout...totally unrelated to the snowman shirt. I love the result! I always tend to let the colors in the pictures dictate the papers and colors I use.

A close up of one birdie...

And the other one...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I'm being PUBLISHED!!!

And the good news just keeps on coming!! In my previous post, I shared three of my new layouts. Well, not long after, Scrapstreet Magazine contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in having one of them published in their ezine. Of course I said YES!!!!!!!! I was floored!! I just made two Design Teams, and now, to have a magazine consider my work good enough to be published! WOW!!! I am still picking my jaw up off the floor!!

My layout will be published in the March 1st edition, so I'll be sure to link it up once it's ready. Until then, my layout must remain a secret :)

I'm just over the moon about this....I never dreamed in a million years that I'd have published work!!! This is the most wonderful start to 2011!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches 12.28 sketch & a few more :)

Although my design team duties haven't officially started, I am still scrappin' away! I completed the sketch challenge for 12/28. I loved this sketch, and these cute photos matched it perfectly. I flipped it, though, and I used my new Hoot 'n' Holler Cricut Lite cartridge to make this adorable owl and title! I couldn't fit the cute pictures of Paige looking so stylish in her hoodie and sweats :)

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

I also did this layout...more of Paige's 10-month photo shoot. I knew I had to use the Create a Critter cartridge to make that cute bunny when I saw the bunnies on her outfit! Perfect match! I had to glimmer mist that ribbon, because of course I had none that matched like I wanted it to. I had a cheap off-white roll from the Dollar Tree, and I love how the color turned out!

And one of my two gorgeous girls sleeping. I just love sleepy baby pictures! I could sit and stare at them all night. I was in a stitching mood, obviously :) I misted the background paper to give it an orange tint, and I really like how it blends with the other papers. I also experimented with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder for the first time. I punched the blue flower from a piece of Cheerios box, inked it, dabbed it onto my embossing ink pad, sprinkled on some of the powder, heated it up, and presto! A cute, glassy looking flower! I added some bling and some leaves, and it sure didn't take long!

Monday, January 3, 2011

More Exciting NEWS!!

I am beyond shocked right now....not only did I just announce that I made the Sassy Lil' Sketches Design Team, but I am also going to be a new ScrapFIT girl!!!! ScrapFIT is another challenge blog that gives two "workouts" a month. With each workout there is a sponsor that has donated an awesome prize! The "Workout Challenges" are posted on the 1st and 15th of the month, and anyone can participate! I can't believe I made this's going to be SO much fun!! I'm so honored that they selected me!! Woo hoo!!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Exciting SASSY News!!

What I'm about to announce is something I thought I'd never get to say.


Design Team

I made the Sassy Lil' Sketches Design Team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am beyond excited!!! I applied and the wonderful women there selected ME, along with several other amazing scrappers. I get to play with their sketches and have my layouts revealed on their blog on the 7th of each month. I can't begin to describe how happy this makes me!! I'm so thrilled!! What a GREAT way to start 2011!! Woo Hoo!!

There is also a new forum at's a great way to meet new people and be inspired by other wonderful scrappers. Come on over and join us!

Click HERE to see the announcement!