Monday, August 30, 2010

Sketchabilities reveal -- August 30th

I don't know how she does it!!! One fantastic sketch after another. This sketch was super awesome and inspired this layout. I think it will make my all-time favorite list! Make sure you check out the sketch and the rest of the DT's wonderful creations. Sketchabilities.Journalling reads: You did it! You make team! All those years of practice have paid off. Now you get to compete at the sport you LOVE! Photos taken 8/09, made team 1/10.

PP, tags, chipboard letters -->7 gypsies
velvet letters --> American Crafts
pearls/rosettes --> Prima
Brads --> SU!
flower handmade from ribbon lace.

Friday, August 27, 2010

First day of school

Yep...Kelly is back in school!!! And my little one is napping. I have to admit...I am loving the peace and quiet of these 2 hours...I haven't even turned on the radio! LOL!!!

Anyway...check out this back to school gift we made for Kelly's 2nd grade teacher. I had the pink box laying around and dug out all the Moxxie school papers. I saw this idea in the latest Scrapbook ETC. I think it is on the last page (128) of the latest issue. It would have been a little easier if my box didn't have the handles and was perfectly square...but I made it work. We filled it with pencils, pens, a ruler, scissors, post-it notes, thank you cards, and chocolate! The chocolate was her favorite! PHEW!!! We don't find out who the teacher is until the day before
schools starts. I just threw in my favorite chocolate!

So here is the project and a photo of Kelly on her first day of school!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Today is the day...

...for my blog post at ScrapGal. Want to learn how to make these hand stitched stars? Well, then you'll have to check out the ScrapGal blog. I have a step by step tutorial check it out.

AND don't forget August is Prima month at ScrapGal. This layout is all cardstock and Prima. can do a boy layout with Prima. Prima is more than flowers...go figure. They have some phenomenal papers, rubons, brads and stickers. Don't believe me, then check out the ScrapGal store. Plus, if you post a layout with Prima product in the gallery, you go into a draw for the monthly prize...Pretty cool! And there is still plenty of time to get your layout posted!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sketchabilities DT call!

That's right...Karan is looking for new designers! And this time it is for a 6 month term! You just gotta check it out! The sketches are just fabulous to work with! Check out this link for the details --> Sketchabilities DT call. There is plenty of time to sub your work. Applications are due September 10th.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sketchabilities reveal -- August 15th

Yep...It is that time of the month again! Sketchabilities reveal time! The sketch for today is absolutely fabulous! I thought it would be perfect for this photo with Mickey!! Make sure you visit the Sketchabilities blog to see the sketch and ALL the DT takes on it. They are all very cool!

Monday, August 9, 2010


I just realized I never posted the layouts I subbed for my ScrapGal DT application. AND as part of my DT duties I will be posting to the ScrapGal blog every other monday. Today is my first make sure you check out my misting tutorial.

And here are the layouts:
The first one...NO! I used Bella BLVD papers I got from Queen Scraps. I couldn't resist shooting these photos. And the robots on the papers made me wish I had an instruction manual for this little dude. So...vioala... LOL!!! I can't help but laugh when I look at this. He is cute even when he is mad! LOL!!!
We took this photo on Mother's Day. Lilacs are one of my favorite flowers and I had all this purple MME stuff...And well. My family is adorable, I couldn't resist. I fun with a lot of stitching on this one. I even added french knots to the flower twill ribbon. You can't really see them in the photo.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Today is August 1st and I finally get to spill!!!

I made a design team!! I am now designing for the really cool online store/message board --> Scrapgal

I lost my scrappy "home" a while back. I was floundering around trying to find a place to chat and stumbled upon Scrapgal. The forum is awesome and the community very warm and welcoming! I love it. Plus, they were in the middle of a DT I thought I'd give it a try. It has been awhile since I've been on a compensated DT. I can't believe I made it.

Please come check the place out! I'd love for you all to come hang with me!