Friday, April 30, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges NSD Blog Hop!

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop! If you're just joining me, you can begin at the beginning with Pamela's blog. By participating and leaving comments, you have the opportunity to win some EXCELLENT prizes. Everyone who leaves a comment on ALL blogs, gets entered into a drawing for the April Scarlet Lime kit. Everyone who does a layout based on the sketch this weekend and posts it in the Hop On section at Scrapbook Challenges (on the Forum) will get entered into a drawing for the "My Family" line from Fancy Pants Designs. AND, there will be a Prima RAK up for joining SC and another Prima RAK for inviting to SC. These prizes are SWEET...and delicious, and just so very juicy! Don't miss them!

Also, for anyone who leaves a comment and is a follower, I will do a drawing for a little package of Making Memories Vintage Findings Vellum Envelopes. (I know I did them before, and what I love about them is they're so easy to ship! LOL) So when you comment here for your chance to win the main prizes, also mention if you're a follower to be entered for this little RAK. It doesn't matter if you were already a follower or if you are just joining up.

By the way, I'm still away on vaca, but I just couldn't miss the hop, so I scheduled this post!

For those of you who know me, I've been on the DT at Scrapbook Challenges for this past term, and I've loved every single minute of it. Sadly, my life has gotten really busy, so I won't be able to renew my DT position, but I will certainly be coming back as a member - membership is for life! LOL

Here's Pamela's awesome sketch 197:

Here's my take on the sketch - it's called "Play Hard". Notice my bling? It's ZVA, of course! And the cord brads and burlap buttons are Nikki Sivils - too cute! Make sure you play along with the sketch to win the awesome prizes!!!

OK, now hop on over to the next stop, Deb's blog!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ah, the beach!

Well, I'm still away on vacation, but I thought I'd share a beach LO I did, since I'm at the beach this week. So this is a scheduled post and I scheduled a post for ScrapStreet's blog with this LO. More beautiful ZVA here!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I'll be back!

I'm leaving tomorrow, and I'll be back next Sunday! I'll be returning with lots of cute beach pics to scrap. DH and I are taking the kids and my parents are joining along :) I'll miss you all, but check in with me while I'm gone - I couldn't leave without making sure that some updates will take place. How many? That's for me to know and you to find out! Talk to you all again 5/2!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

There Is Art In Her Eyes

My made me think of that song by The Doors - "there's poetry in her eyes"....well, I'm into art and so was DD at age 3 already, so there you go. ANd I LOVED this pp by Graphic 45 - used half on a LO about me and DD gets the other half :) ANd more BEAUTIFUL ZVA pearl swirls here.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Who wants an awesome boy-themed RAK??

Does that look yummy to you?? Well, pop on over to the Snobby Walrus blog and find out how you could be entered to win all of the above! You have until May 2nd! Here's the info about what you can win:

The colorful "HIS RAK" is full of goodies! There are 8 My Mind's Eye double-sided papers, 3 sheets of K&Company rub-ons, 5 My Mind's Eye rub-on titles, 2 My Mind's Eye journaling cards, 4 My Mind's Eye glitter die-cut titles, 1 package Sassafras Lass In a Stitch Blossoms, 1 sheet of Sassafras Lass cardstock stickers, and 1 yard of NEW Fancy Pants Rusted Sun woven ribbon.

Oh, but there's more! We will also choose 5 extra winners to receive boy-themed MINI-RAKS!

To have a chance at our prizes, all you have to do is blog about this giveaway, and then post a comment here with a link to your blog. If you have our blinkie on your blog, you get an EXTRA entry into the drawing! And, as always, all users on our forum get an extra entry too! That's up to 3 entries =)

Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop coming up!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

At Home

DD and DS playing away. This is sketch 195 at Scrapbook Challenges - come play along! More close-ups in my GALLERY.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

ScrapStreet Calls due April 29th!

Check them out HERE - and submit away! We love to see new artists and new styles, so don't be scared if this is your first time! And I'll be doing the Precious Princesses article, so make sure you submit a few extra to that one, just for me :)

We Love This Girl

Another LO about DD...I just love flowers and beautiful swirls (these are ZVA, don't you just LOVE them?!), so I guess I end up doing more "girl" layouts, as a result!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Fun challenges!

Not only are these fun, but they come with a great prize, sponsored by none other than the always amazing Snobby Walrus. Hop on over there and check them out! Have fun participating and be entered for the chance to win!!

Nerdy Victorious Scrapbookers


Also, Snobby Walrus' May kit is fully revealed now! And there are also yummy add-on kits that will ship for free if they go with your main kit.

Just take a look at all the goodness it's packed to the rim with:
14 Papers-
American Crafts- Sunny Spot
American Crafts- Maryann
American Crafts- Creamy Coconut
7 Gypsies- Orchestra
7 Gypsies- Ecriture
7 Gypsies- Fleur De Lys
My Mind's Eye- Black Floral
Marks Paper Co- Ice Cream Cone/Board Shorts
Marks Paper Co- Clear Sky/Cotton Dress
Marks Paper Co- Wild Flower/Log
Cosmo Cricket- Snip Snip
Sassafras Lass- Golden Love
Sassafras Lass- Blueberry Grove
1 sheet of Handmade Silk Fiber Paper (12 x 12)

American Crafts Thickers Lullaby- Sunflower
Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type- Black
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Spring Rain
Prima Cancan Vintage Flowers- Lace
Prima Lace- Cream (3 feet)
7 Gypsies Set of 3 Metal Keys- Antique Gold
Glitz Designs Vintage Love Rub-Ons
2 Authentic Vintage Postcards
5 Authentic Vintage Stamps
25 Assorted Vintage and non-Vintage Buttons

(And let me tell you, my vintage postcards and prima lace and flowers are LOOONG gone!!)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cuteness Personified

Cuteness Personified - that would be my DD, of course! Here, I;m using the always beautiful Glitz designs pp and the adorable ZVA pearl brackets.

Monday, April 12, 2010

ScrapStreet, here I come!!

I have the most amazing, unbelievable news to share (well, at least it's unbelievable to me!). I have been accepted to be staff writer and designer for ScrapStreet, which I'm sure you all have heard of, and if not, you have to check it out! It's a wonderful online mag, full of new articles and features and gorgeous talent from all over the world, month after month. I am just so grateful I get to be a part of the unbelievable team. Here are the new gals that are joining up - HERE.

This is super-exciting for me because I love writing as much as a I love scrapping, and this new DT position will enable me to combine both! I am one of their new "feature" writers, which means I get to do an article every month on a trend in scrapbooking that really caught my attention. I can't wait to get started! And look for my work in the upcoming issues in the "The Showroom" section where we get to showcase product from various manufacturers that are supporters of the mag.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges - April 12th Challenge

I just posted my challenge for the month at Scrapbook Challenges HERE. Come join us if you haven't already - we have weekly sketches, challenges, events, tutorials, prizes from monthly sponsors, and lots of fun chatting!!

Here's my LO that I am using for this challenge. It's called "Girls and Their Toys",using the very beautiful Graphi45 Playtimes Past pp. ~LOVE~

Friday, April 9, 2010

Ok, what's UP with the weather?!

Yesterday we had over 80 degrees, sweltering hot (felt like it was 90, at least), and today we have a high of 60 and a low of 40. How do you get a 40 degree weather change in one day?? Global warming, that's how, I guess.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Altered Tissue Box

I altered a wooden tissue box with Webster's Pages pp. More views in my GALLERY.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Scraptacular DT!!!!

Oh my gosh, I have the most exciting news! I will be joining the Scraptacular DT! I am currently their guest designer and I will be staying on for the next 6 months. I guess they like me :) They really like me! LOL

Liz Chidester is also joining the team as our sketch artist, and will provide us with one sketch a month!

I really love this store and it's not just lip service since I'm on the DT! LOL The reason I became a GDT for them is that I found them when I was looking for new places to shop, right around Christmas, and I really loved their store and all the supplies Beth has. So I contacted her and applied to be GDT. And of course, since they were having a DT call right now, I had to apply for that too!

I Love Dirt

Remember those pics I shared of DS in tree dirt? I scrapped them :) And btw, he's STILL getting into the tree dirt! He's my little rascal. This one is called "I Love Dirt"...for obvious reasons!

Monday, April 5, 2010

I blogged at Scraptacular

I'm guest designer for Scraptacular this month and I just did a blog post for them on their blog - HERE - take a look and leave me some love! LOL I shared a 4th LO I made with Scraptacular's April kit.