Friday, November 30, 2012

Challenge Me Happy #35 - a lift

Yay...the weekend is here!  December is upon us, and that means a whole new set of challenges for you!  I know this month is very busy for all of us, but I hope you have a little bit of spare time to squeeze in a layout or two.

Challenge #35 is up at Challenge Me Happy, and it's a lift of one of the amazing layouts from Annelie Maddock.

Here is her awesome page.  I love the white space...something I don't do too often.

And here is my lift. While I'm not completely overjoyed with my layout, I do love the colors of these papers.  I had some very old MME Alphabet Soup that I hadn't used yet.  I toyed with adding another title, but then I decided to let the Smile bubble be the title.  I feel like it's missing something.  Oh is what it is, right?  We can't be happy with every single one of our pages...

I hope you'll visit the blog HERE and check out what the other DT members many different takes on the original page!  The winner gets to be a Guest Designer next month!  Woo hoo!

Thanks for visiting me...I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Members' Challenges @ My Scraps & More did a whole week go by since I last posted anything?!  Oh, yeah...Thanksgiving happened!  I hope everyone is doing well out there in scrappy bloggy land.  This time of year is so busy, and I feel like I haven't had any scrappy time lately.  I do have a few pages that I made for various goings-on at My Scraps and More that I need to share here.

I made this page for one of the Members' Crop Challenges.  It was a 3-2-1 challenge...use three different specific patterned papers (plaid, dots & stripes), use two of something from a specific list (I used bling & ribbon) and then use one type of ink.  I splattered some spray ink off the end of a paint brush.  I loved the primary colors going on in the photos, so I pulled my papers, ribbon & washi tape from that.

This page was also for one of the challenges.  It started with a sketch, and we were to use flowery paper & flowers.  I didn't have any ribbon or flowers in the pretty teal color, so I misted some white ribbon & flowers with my Mister Huey's Water Cooler.  It matched perfectly!  I can't believe I didn't splatter any paint on this one...the more I look at it, the more I think I need too....

This page was made for a different sketch challenge.  I used some On Trend from Crate of my faves lately!  I used a mask and some Tim Holtz ink to create my background.  I used a loopy loop stamp to create the border.

What a fun crop this was!  I wish I could have played along with more of the challenges, but I just ran out of time.  The first of the month is coming up, which means new challenges & reveals!  Stay tuned for some fun with ScrapFIT and Challenge Me Happy!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New monthly KITS at My Scraps & More, plus a few pages

Hey there, scrappy friends!  Before I get started with my post, I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who visits my blog.  I truly love reading your comments, and honestly, I'm floored by most of them!  When I started blogging, I just wanted a place to upload my pages so I could enter into challenges.  Over time, I've realized that creating pages is a lot more than that...I've discovered the whole concept of "inspiration" and creating because it's something that comes from within you.  I'm so inspired by so many other scrappers, and I really never thought that my work would inspire anyone.  Reading your comments means the world to me, and if you're inspired by one little piece of my creations, then I'm completely flattered and honored!  Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to visit me.

I don't know if you've heard, but My Scraps and More has started offering monthly kits!  Tammi has put together TWO Christmas kits for this is full of bright colors & patterns while the other one is more classic reds & greens.  Take a look at them both....

Sugarplums Kit ($24.99)

Classic Christmas ($29.99)

These kits are awesome...our DT got to play with them.  Click HERE for more information.  Click HERE to purchase one in the store.  You can get 20% off the kits if you use the code MISSY20!!  Woo Hoo!!  I made four layouts with the Sugarplums kit, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!  It's so bright and just my style!

My first page is full of bright colors & patterns!  A few years ago, I remember thinking all my Christmas pages HAD to have only red & green in the papers...not anymore!  I love the pink & aqua in this mix.  And it helps that my daughter had a lime green shirt on!  A perfect match :)  This page is based on an exclusive Jenny Evans sketch that comes in the kit!

Next up is one I created using photos from two years ago.  My youngest had just started walking. One of the papers in the kit is full of fun Christmas sayings, and I knew that I wanted to use "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" as my title.  However, we live in Florida, and there is no such thing as a "winter wonderland"...haha!  So I added my own flair to change up the title. 

This is a page featuring pictures of my youngest not giving two cares that she's meeting Santa!  She wasn't interested in him at all.  He came to visit her school, and I was there to help out that day.  I used a lot of the cute Crate Paper tags & journaling blocks for this one, as well as some of the Crate Paper border strips.

My last page is of a photo of all of us with Santa from 2010.  Both girls wanted nothing to do with hubby and I wound up being in the photo with them.  We weren't planning on being in the picture, so we didn't dress the part at all...but it wound up being a funny memory.  I know it's hard to see, but the looks on both of their faces are priceless!  This page is a mix of Crate Paper & Echo Park.

If you're interested in ordering either of these kits, you can order either of them from the store right HERE!  Very reasonable prices for some awesome scrappy goodness :)

Also.........there is a Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale going on right now, and you can get 55% off of most items in the store!!  Yes....55%!!!!!  That's a KILLER sale!!  Get over there NOW!!  :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

{4} My Scraps pages!

 ***If you're here for the ScrapFIT Blog Hop, click HERE***

Hey there!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far.  It's a beautiful Saturday here.  I have a busy day planned, but I wanted to hop on and share a few pages I created for various challenges at My Scraps and More.

First up is a page I created using the Hopscotch collection from Fancy Pants.  This actually went up on the My Scraps blog HERE about two weeks ago and I just never got around to posting it here!  Shame on me.  I love the bright colors in this bold & cheerful.  This was based on a {lift}challenge that also required a photo of someone laughing.  For me, that's easy because I have to silly geese who do nothing but laugh...haha!

Next up is a layout I created for my Sunday blog post last week.  I broke out the For the Record Documented line from Echo Park again...I just LOVE this line!  So many fun patterns & colors...

Here's one I created using very old products from K & Company.  This was for a {stash}challenge to use up some of your old ribbon and/or rick rack.  I used some modeling paste over a "love" mask and just repeated it over and over.  Then I lightly went over it with yellow paint on my finger.  Sometimes I like to use colors that remind me of baby girls...this was from a baby girl stack!

Last up is a page I created based on Sketch #3 at the My Scraps Sketch Blog HERE.  I used some of the delicious MME The Sweetest Thing collection...have you ever seen more yummy colors?!  I love how this page turned out :)

Wow...that was a lot of pages!  Tomorrow is my reveal day at My Scraps and More...the DT has been sharing projects made with the new monthly kits!  I can't wait to share mine...I made four pages from it and still have product left over.  Check them out HERE in the store!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

ScrapFIT Workout #80 + a Color Inspiration BLOG HOP!

Good morning, scrappy friends!!  There's a whole bunch of fun happening over at ScrapFIT today :)  Not only do we have Workout #80 for you, but we also have a BLOG HOP going on...woo hoo!

Workout #80 is a COLOR INSPIRATION palette created by our amazing Creative Trainer Diana Fisher!  She put together these gorgeous fall-inspired colors for you.  Your project for this challenge must be a CARD!  Check out the colors...

The lucky winner of this Workout will win our November Low Cal FITKit from our favorite store, Paper Issues!  Remember, you can always hop on over there and buy one now if you don't want to wait and try to win it.  You can use the code FITKIT to receive 20% off your total purchase!  Have a look at this scrappy goodness...

Here is my card.  Let me just say I'm not that great of a card maker...I think layouts are my favorite.  But occasionally I do make a card or two, and I really love how the burlap color in the palette inspired me to use actual burlap!

 You have until November 30th to link up your card on the ScrapFIT blog in order to be eligible to win the prize!!

Now....onto the BLOG HOP!!  You just saw the sneaks of the DT's cards....and you should be hopping along to everyone's blog to check out the cards & collect the secret words.

Remember, after you've collected each word from each DT member's blog, you must use those words to form a sentence.  Once you have it, please email your sentence to me (Missy) at 

You have until 8pm EST Monday, November 19th to email me.  One lucky winner will be chosen and she will win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store!! 

My word is: "a"......that's right...just the letter "a." 

Here is the order of the hop:
ScrapFIT Blog (start here)

Your next blog to visit is SHEILA.

Have a GREAT day, and good luck in the hop!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Challenge Me Happy #34 - Because of Her

Happy Hump Day, friends!  It's the middle of the month, which means new scrappy challenges :)  I'm excited to share the newest Challenge Me Happy challenge with you's an awesome sketch by our awesome leader, Annelie Maddock!  It has hexagons on it....yay!  I knew the papers I wanted to use the minute I saw the sketch...some MME Follow Your Heart that I've been hoarding for months...

Here's what I created...I added some modeling paste over my hexagon mask to create even more shapes & textures.  I just love these papers & their gorgeous colors!

Check out the awesome sketch!

The chosen winner will receive a December kit from Crazy Monday Kits, a funky new kit club in New Zealand!  Upload your newly created project to the CMH blog on or before midnight December 1st for your chance to win!

Have a GREAT day and thanks for stopping by :)  Come back'll want to see what's going on at ScrapFIT :)