Monday, February 28, 2011


March's kit at Scrappy Chics is full of Crate Paper and Basic Grey!! I love this kit and had so much fun with it.

Here's what I did...

This first LO is of Bekah and her messy fudgsicle. There wasn't much purple in the papers so I stitched a border around the paper using purple thread.

This LO of Gavin is done using one of my most favorite pictures of him. I didn't really even have a plan for this one, just started laying stuff on the page.

This last LO is just a random LO of Bekah and myself. It's my take on this sketch.

Be sure to order your March kit from Scrappy Chics. I hear she only has a few left!!
Thanks for looking :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

bonnie & clyde

Back in January, I purchased a paper pack of Cosmo Crickets Circa 1934 from Carrie, a friend of mine. I love the beautiful colors and designs on the paper. So much, in fact, that it was really hard for me to use it! But I finally did, and I am very happy with the results.

This LO is of my grandparents. It was taken sometime in the late 1940's or early 1950's. It is probably one of my most favorite pictures of the two of them together. All of us in the family have always commented about how this picture reminds us of the movie "Bonnie and Clyde".

I got the idea for the layout from this sketch. The bling swirl is from Prima, and I actually cut it in half to make it work with the LO.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

a glimpse

February is more than half way know what that means? It means that before you know it the new kit for March will be up for grabs at Scrappy Chics!! I have been having a blast playing with next months kit.

One of the great things about Melinda's kits, is that even after creating 2 layouts, I still have a TON of stuff left over to do many more!! I plan on doing at least one more layout before the full reveal.

I know you want a sneak...

Would you like another sneak or two? Then be sure to hop on over to the Scrappy Chics blog and take a peek!!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

reason number 73 and a design team call

This weeks prompt at Scrap that Baby is in honor of Valentines Day. Reasons why you love your baby. I didn't create a new LO; instead, I used a MUCH older LO of my little Gavin. I thought it fit the theme perfectly.

Even though this LO is about 4 years old, its still one of my absolute favorites!! Please make sure you play along at the blog this week! Oh, I almost forgot...Scrap that Baby is looking for a few more designers! Check out the information below and send in your application!!!

Design Team Call!

I cant believe its almost been a YEAR of fun and babies!! We are losing a few of our fabulous designers so Scrap that Baby! is looking to add at least 4 more enthusiastic scrappers to our fabulous design team! If you love to scrap kids 4 and under we are looking for you!

To apply email the answers to the following questions and attach 3 of your favorite baby layouts (that best showcase your current style)

1. Tell us about the babies you scrap. (ages newborn thru 4) How old are they? Are you Mommy? Grandma? Nana? Auntie Sarah? Babysitter? Are you scrapping pictures of your grown(or semi-grown) children from way back when?

2. Are you (or have you been) on any other design teams? (no experience necessary... just nosy)

3. What message boards to you frequent?

4. Do you alter projects or make cards?

5. Link your blog (if you have one)

6. Link to an online gallery where we can see the scope of your work


1. One NEW never seen layout per month (You are required to create a NEW layout for 1 of the 2 challenges monthly. You may submit a previously seen layout for the other challenge or opt out.)

2. Leave love/comments on participant's blogs and help choose the favorites

3. Write at least 1 tutorial, tip, article or technique during your term.

4. Promote Scrap that Baby! on message boards you frequent and your personal blog (if you have one)

5. Commit for at least 6 month term. After that your term is open ended and you may stay (as long as you participate) or go.

6. EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHY/SCANNING is a must! I have had to turn down many fabulous scrappers for crappy photos

***APPLICATIONS are due Monday February 28th at 11:59pm EST ***
Position is open to both USA and international applicants. There is no compensation at this time but we will show you off, tell everyone how fabulous you are and add your photo/link to our sidebar

Saturday, February 12, 2011

robot valentines

Sorry I haven't blogged in over a week...I've been feeling a bit under the weather lately. With Valentine's Day approaching and Gavin's Valentine party yesterday, I did have to make time to make some Valentines.

Have you seen the new issue of Scrapbooks Etc? They have the cutest little robot valentines. The body is a mini hersheys candy bar wrapped in patterned paper. When I first saw them, I KNEW that those were the valentines that my Gavin was going to take to school!!

So I purchased some googly eyes, candy bars, kids glue know, the kind of stuff that I REALLY should already have on hand :) And I had such high hopes. Images of me and Gavin sitting at the table working on the valentines...laughing, bonding...having a great time.

Instead, I had to deal with a cranky and bossy 5 year old who only made ONE valentine. Lucky for me, Grandma and Nanny were here to help me. Between the 3 of us, we made 24 of those babies.

Can you see the valentine that Gavin made?

I think his turned out to be the cutest. I really wanted to keep it, but he insisted on giving it to a girl in his class that he really likes. Uh oh, looks like mommy is second best. :(

Thursday, February 3, 2011

a little about me

Have you heard of My Scrapbook Nook? It's a wonderful kit club that I discovered. I have yet to play with any of the kits, but they look divine.

They are in the middle of choosing 5 new design team members. I am one of 40 FABULOUS ladies that have made the first cut from 124 applicants!!! I haven't shared this news because I didn't want to jinx it :)

The ladies that I am competing They are so talented. I am just in awe over their creations. Even if I don't make the team, it has be a complete HONOR just to say that I was on the same boat with these girls!

Anyway, Leah at My Scrapbook Nook put together a list of ten questions for all of us ladies to answer in hopes of getting to know us better.

I thought I'd share the questions and my answers here...

1: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A SAHM. Seriously.

2: What was your favorite book as a child, and what is it as an adult?

Um, this sounds bad, but I remember reading VC Andrews books when I was in the 6th grade. I loved those books! And now, I am a complete Twilight junkie. I think I've read that series at least 5 times now.

3: Choose only one scrap company for the rest of your life. . .

This is tough. I think right now I'd have to say Pink Paislee.

4: If you could have dinner with a well known person who has died, who would it be? Why?

Probably Elvis Presley. I have always been drawn to his music and I thought he seemed pretty charming, too!

5: Do you know what your actual hair color is?
Yep, its the color that it is right now...well minus the random gray hairs!! Very dark brown.

6: Choose one superpower to have- which is it?

I would love to have the superpower of speed. I tend to have way too many household chores that are neglected due to my obsession with creating...

7: What is your ideal home (size, country vs city, special features)

I'm a little bit country and a little bit city. Not smack in the middle of a big city, but not wayyyy out of town. I would love a house with 4 large bedrooms; one being a master bedroom and one being a scrap room. Vaulted celings, huge back yard. Very big kitchen with a snack bar and an island. I've always had a small kitchen and I would LOVE to have a bigger one with more room to move around.

8: Best advice you've ever received.

Make sure to enjoy your kids before they grow up. I tend to forget this quite often...I really need to slow down more and have more tea parties with my girl and build train tracks with my boy. They grow up way too fast.

9: What is your guilty pleasure?

Diet Coke. I am sooooo addicted to that. But not in the can. Ick. Only in the bottle or from the fountain. I am a can snob. LOL

10: If I am underestimating you, what is it that I should know?

I am one of the best bakers you will ever meet. I love to bake and it shows in my treats I am also a very dedicated friend to those that I love.

I had fun with these questions and I think I just may have to document these in a mini album here soon. I never do anything about myself, its always about the kids. I'm sure that one day they would like to know what kinds of things their momma liked.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Princess Bekah

On one of my recent layouts I used two pictures of Bekah in her "princess" dress. I just wanted to share the rest of the photos that I took that same day.

I know they aren't the best in quality, but I really love these pictures. I'm still trying to teach myself how to take better pictures...I think I'm just gonna have to get a book or take a class! :)

Anyway, may I present to you...Princess Bekah :)

This one is my favorite.

If any of you know of a really good book on how to take better pictures...please let me know!! Thanks!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

cool, cute and zany.

Just wanted to share some layouts that I've been working on...

This first one is of Bekah and her new quirk. She thinks she's cool and won't hesitate to let you know!!

I used Indie Girl by Sassafras in this LO. I love the colors!!

The next LO is of my cute and zany Gavin.

More papers by Sassafras, although the black background paper is October Afternoon. This is a more simple page for me...but I am really happy with how it turned out.

Thanks for stopping by!! Happy Scrapping :)

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