Monday, February 25, 2013

Woohoo...Challenge blog DT!

I'm soo excited to be a part of the Scrap your Story (DT post) DT.  This is an awesome challenge blog!  Christy has put together an amazing team of talented women!  Click the above link to see them all.  Plus...I've seen the challenges coming up for the next 3 months...and OMG!!!  You are going to love them.  So make sure you visit the Scrap your Story (blog link) blog on March 1st for the first challenge!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

New Challenge blog

Hey look! A new challenge blog is starting.  Ya just gotta love a challenge to spark the mojo.  I totally LOVE the name of this blog --> Scrap Your Story!  To me, that is what scrapping is about...saving memories and documenting the story.  I think they launch March watch for their first challenge.  I know I will be!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Contest and Challenges

Ya just gotta love 'em!  Well, I do at least.  I love the way they spark the mojo.  So here is the story behind the upcoming layout.  I had these three photos picked out.  They are the next in line to complete this '09 album.  (remember previous post about the bug and wanting to finish these photos).  Anyway...had these photos picked out then I came across this PageMaps/Pebbles contest.  I'm not really a contest stalker, but the sketch spoke to why not?

Then, while hanging out at Scrap 'N Chat, one of the members combined about 4 challenges on a layout.  Hmmm....that got me thinking.  I wonder how many challenges I could get on one layout!  LOL!! I went and completed this layout using the sketch from the contest and 9 challenges from the board.  Oh Yeah!  And I love how it turned out!  The journalling is hidden behind the main photo and reads:

Kelly was excited for the last day of school and summer to start.  She was no so happy bringing all her stuff home.  And none of the neighbors helped her carry it!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Scrapbooking Studio -- Moline DT

Hooray!!!  I made another term for the Scrapbooking Studio, Moline store DT!  I'm soo excited to continue to design for my LSS.  This store rocks!  Amy always has the newest stuff (aka scrapbooking supplies) from my favorite manufacturers!  It is a total win-win.  I'll be designing from March through August.  Make sure you stop by to see all the yummy inspiration going on there!

Again, the DT is totally awesome!  Designing for the store with me are:
Stacy Rodriguez
Jennifer Chapin
Tamara Batista
Sherry Oak

And here is a little taste of some Teresa Collins that I got to work with a little bit ago.  See...she was coming to do a class at the Bloomington, IL store.  So we were making samples like crazy to display at the class.  I got to work with the new Far Away line!  I'm not a big mini fan.  I always have a hard time designing something without the photos.  But I was inspired by a fabric travel journal online.  It had a note pad for notes and pockets for those little things you want to keep from a vacation.  Inspiration struck and I created this travel journal for our Breckenridge vacation last summer!  Make sure you stop by the store to see all the pages and pockets!  It is loaded with fun stuff!

I was on a roll working with this line and the photos from the vacation and couldn't stop!  Viola...a layout is born!

Congrats to the new team!!!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Project Life??

I have given a go with Project Life...although not daily.  I just can't seem to remember to take a photo a day.  And then I have big events like Kelly's meets.  So, I'm doing a happy medium and I love it.  I received Echo Park's Photo Freedom Volume #1 as my kit for February from the Scrapbooking Studio.  How perfect to get me started.

Like I said...I have found a happy medium, but cannot share all yet.  I will share the two 12x12 layouts that I did for the month of January.  I'll share the Project Life spreads once they go up on the store's blog.

So...wanna see!  Kelly had two meets in January and she did awesome.  I have one layout with her on top of the podium...she got 1st on floor at the Crossroads meet.  At the second meet, UGA, she did this phenomenal split leap.  I still can't believe I got that photo.  Taking good photos are her meets is near impossible.  I need a better lens! they are...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day...tomorrow?

Sheesh...can you believe it is that time already???  I can't!  LOL!  
Anyway...I got to play with the Lovely line from Authentique!  What a way cool line.  The store also has a whole bunch of micro beads...any color you'd like...and well...I always wondered what I could do with them.  So, I gave them a try and totally love what came of it!

So I used the beads on my layouts.  The hearts and XOXO are beads on the first layout.  Then I used them to jazz up love on the second layout.  They turned out really cool!  I need to remember to use them again!
Then I made this card...I don't know what it is about banners/flag thingies...but I really love them.  Especially on cards.  Lately, I can't seem to stop making them!
And then this little mini book.  Everyone is into "daily" things...25 days of Christmas...Project Life...and now 14 days of Valentines. is a little tag book to document the 14 days of Valentines!!!  It was so easy to make.  I cut the pockets and tags on my silhouette...glued it together...and viola!

For you local ladies...make sure you stop by the store to see these projects and all the other amazing inspiration there!