Monday, December 31, 2012

LGS Not So Picture Perfect Challenge

As you may know on any 5th Monday over at Let’s Get Sketchy we do away with our sketches and try to give you another fun challenge. This time is no different, Our challenge this week is called "Not So Picture Perfect" What we would like you to do is create a layout using a picture that you never thought you would use because its blurred, too dark, head half cut off, red eye....etc. You know the ones I am referring to.

Here is my “Notso Picture Perfect” Layout I used a picture of myself that my three year old daughter took all by herself.

I used a kit from Paper Issues that was mainly made of Echo Parks ~Everyday Electric Collection.
Thanks for stopping by today.
 I hope that you have a safe
Happy New Year!



Monday, December 24, 2012

LGS Week #4

Merry Christmas Eve! And it’s a Monday so we have a wonderful sketch for you over at Let’s Get Sketchy, if you find yourself with some free time this week.


Here is my take on this week’s sketch; I used October Afternoons Farm Girl Collection, which was in my kit from Scrappy Chic this month.


Make sure to stop by next Monday, we have an extra special challenge for you next Monday so make sure you stop by.
Thanks for stopping by today I hope that you have a Merry Christmas!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Workout #82 - Sketch By Diana

Diana our Creative Trainer has really taken into account your ever growing pile of scraps with this sketch – love those strips in the back ground of this sketch. Dig into your scraps and show us how you can Workout this sketch
This is what I came up with I hope you like it!
Products Used: Making Memories –Modern Millinery Collection, Crate Paper Acorn Avenue, Hambly Overlay, Mister Huey’s Mists and Tim Holtz Floral Die.
We have a great LowCal Kit up for grabs on this workout form Paper Issues! Head on over to Paper Issues if you want to snag one before they are gone!
Now lets see how your Workout this sketch! Link your layout up at ScrapFIT by Decmeber 31st for a chance to win our amazing LowCal Kit!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Cheer Frame

    Well today I’m going to share one of the projects that I submitted for my design team application to Imaginisce, sadly I didn’t make the team. But after looking at who did I felt better because thier work is amazing!
   Still I wanted to share this altered frame that I made using mainly the Christmas Cheer Collection because I'm pretty proud of it.
 I made the poinsettias with the B sides from the Apple Cider & Christmas Cottage Collection and my Tim Holtz Dies.
I wanted to add a bit more texture to the frame so I added this ruffled ribbon held in place with some brads.
For my final touches I added some bling to my little Rudolph.
Thanks for stopping by today I hope you liked the frame, Make sure you hope over to see the amazing new team at Imaginisce.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Acorn Avenue for week two!

Hello All & Happy Monday!
Yes that’s right happy Monday, after its time for another great sketch over at Let’s Get Sketchy. This weeks Sketch is from our very own Jenessa.

I took a little “crafty freedom” with this weeks sketch and used hexagons instead of circles. Really I just wanted to try out my new hexagon dies from spellbinders, which I love!
Products Used: Crate Paper-Acorn Avenue Collection, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Words, MME Pin, Tim Holtz Ink, Crafters Workshop Template, Spellbinders Hexagon Dies, Mister Hueys, Washi Tape.

My title, Yep that’s my handwriting.
I wanted my hexagons to really stand out so I used white cardstock, but I just had to add some ink splatters.
I even used my dear lizzy date stamp; it’s so handy and super cute!
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you liked my take on this weeks sketch and remember this month’s prize at Let’s get Sketchy is from C’est Magnifique.

Friday, December 7, 2012

ScrapFIT Design Team Call

Want a great team here is the call for you:
ScrapFIT Design Team Call

February - July 2013

Submission Deadline –December 28th

ScrapFIT ( is a growing scrapbook challenge blog that will give you a real workout! We have 2 workouts (challenges) per month and they are sure to push you out of your comfort zone and inspire you to try something new! We are looking for 6-8 fun and creative designers (aka -FITgirls!) for our next term!


FITgirl Requirements:

*You must have an active blog
*You must commit to 2 layouts/cards/paper projects per month based on our challenges
*A person who enjoys inspiring others
*Someone who is committed and turns in projects on time
*Someone with enthusiasm about ScrapFIT and their challenges and is dedication to help promote ScrapFIT through their own blog and other social media sites.

What To Expect From ScrapFIT

*Although this is not a paying gig you do get exclusive access to FITkits from Paper Issues at a discounted price!

*We will spread the word about your scrapbooking awesomeness!

*A special FITgirl blinki for your blog

*Your photo, name and link to your personal blog on the main ScrapFIT webpage!

*A great addition to your scrapbook resume

*All of the challenges will be giving to you at the start of your term so that you have plenty of time to work on them when you have the chance.

*A fun and relaxed group to work with.

To apply please send the fallowing information to by December 28th:

Please put ScrapFIT DT Call in the subject line

1) Name
2) Address
3)Email Address
4) Link to your blog
5)List of other Design Teams past and current
6) 3 examples of your best work. Let us see your style!
7)Tell us why you would be a good fit for our team!

8)A little bio about your –if you are chosen this would be your introduction bio.


Winners will be announced on January 1st. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Basic Grey Lucille Collection

It’s hard to believe that this picture was taken little more than a year ago. It’s crazy how fast my baby is growing, but Peyton is still loves to be cuddled so I will count my blessings and savor every moment

But I will never forget how amazing it was to hold such a beautiful tiny little baby for hours on end.

Products Used: Basic Grey –Lucille Collection, Studio Calico Butterfly Veneers, ZVA Crystals.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Workout #81- I am So Thankful

The workout today over at ScrapFIT is all about what we are thankful for. Here is my layout representing every season, because I truly am thankful for every day of every season. I wanted to challenge myself to use my scraps so I picked one manufacture and ran with it.

I mixed metallic embossing powder to get this look for my title.
Some bits and pieces

Products Used: Imaginisce –Twitterpated, Berrylicious, Apple Cider & Cottage Christmas Collections, Embossing powder and Simple stories Letters
We have an amazing FITkit over at ScrapFIT this month that is packed full of Holiday cheer! I love it! The lucky winner of this Workout will snag one of these kits for free but remember you can always purchase one for from Paper Issues today!
Don’t forget to use your FITKIT Code for 20% off your total purchase!

So hop on over and check out what the FITgirls are Thankful for, and enjoy the workout! Link up a layout about something your Thankful for. You have until December 31st to link up your layout.

One more thing! Keep your eye out for the next FITgirl Design Team Call in the next week! Being a FITgirl has been wonderful and I would highly recommend this team to anyone looking!
Thanks for stopping by today!



Monday, November 26, 2012

Acorn Avenue for Week Four!

Week four already! I can’t believe November is almost over. Well let’s not rush it we have another great sketch for you over at Let’s GetSketchy!  Don’t miss out we have a great prize from Paper Issues up for grabs this month.
This month’s Sketch is from the talented Laura Whitaker:

Here is my take on it, I used my Kit from Scrappy Chic and added lots of stitching and stamping.

Products Used: Crate Paper Acorn Avenue Collection, Studio Calico Stamps & Wood Veneer, AC Thickers, MME Washi Tape.
Happy Scrapping!



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

$15 Paper Issues Winner

It’s time for my random prize winner and it is:
Hi Lanette, great card! A mustache always reminds me of my dad. He had a mustache - a red one even though his hair was dark brown!
Please email me your contact information at so that I can get your credit set up for you at Paper Issues!
Congratulations and I hope you have fun shopping!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

ScrapFIT Color Inspiration Blog Hop!

Welcome to the ScrapFIT
Color Inspiration Blog Hop!
You should have arrived here from Ann-Katrin’s blog. If you’ve gotten lost somewhere along the way, begin HERE at the ScrapFIT blog. 
We hope you’re enjoying visiting the FITGirls’ blogs and seeing all of the beautiful fall-colored cards. 
I used the warm colors of Crate Paper's Acorn Avenue Collection to create a fun mustache card they always make me think of my daddy..... 
My Word is ....IS!
 Now remember to be eligible for the prize:
  1. You mus collect all the words from every blog.
  2. Leave a comment on each blog.  (I'm last on your HOP)
  3. Lastly send the unscrambled sentence to Missy. Here is her address:
What is the prize for hopping along with us? One lucky girl will win a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Issues store
But don't skip the workout for your chance to win this months great Low Cal FITKit that was created by our very own Diana Fisher!  

Thank you so much for hopping along with us, I hope you had fun! Remember that you have until Monday November 19th at 8PM EST to send your answer over to Missy. Her email is :

But don’t run away just yet there is one prize left on this hop, become a follower of mine and leave me a comment telling me who a mustache reminds you of and you will be entered into a random drawing for another 
to spend over at PaperIssues, because let’s face it we all have paper issues.. LOL!

Thanks Again, I hope you Had Fun! So now its time to head back on over to ScrapFit for your workout!
Good Luck!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Once Upon a Christmas

Another great sketch over at my Creative Sketches:
I used Little Yellow Bicycles Once Upon a Christmas Collection for this LO.

But I wasn’t done there because I need pages to match in my books; yes I am really that crazy. So here is my second page:
And together:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, November 12, 2012

My First Canvas

So who hasn’t found themselves stuck in the world of Pinterest? I mean really you promise yourself just a quick peek and an hour and a half later… well you know.
So today over at Practical Scrappers we decided we should put all that research to use, hop on over and see what we came up with here is what I did with my research.
I was inspired to make a mixed media canvas for the first time ever, after seeing this canvas by Jenniferat Craft Test Dummies.
I used Heidi Swapp’s Vintage Chic Collection to make this canvas of my daughters taking a stroll hand and hand in the park.

Picture By: ParisProductions
Thanks for stopping by today!

LGS Week 2 Challenge!

I hope everyone has had a chance to check out our Blog Hop at Let’s Get Sketchy this week, if not no worries you have until Wednesday to upload your entry for a chance to win a great Prima Collection!
But Today is Monday and you know what that means! Yep that’s right it’s time for another great sketch at Let's Get Sketchy.

I used Bazzill Basics –Miss Teagen Sue Collection, which I was lucky enough to get in my kit from Scrappy Chic this month! I love these bright cheerful colors they just made me so happy I had to put them with the happiest pictures I could find, so here is what I came up with it’s a bit far from the sketch but it is where I started.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

DT Call at Practical Scrappers!

If you are looking for a great group of ladies to work with look no further, this is the team you want!

Practical Scrappers Design Team Call
We are having a design team call for the January 2013-June 2013 term. Practical Scrappers has been an online source of inspiration for 3 1/2 years and has been a jumping off point for many great designers.

  • On Trend Monday Team: This team will focus on trendier topics, tools, etc. Cards and layouts will be the primary focus.
  • Ten Things Tuesday: This team will focus on bringing fresh and creative ideas to our readers thru our Ten Things article.
  • Specialty Team: This team will focus on our regular Frugal Finds Feature, a new Pinterest inspired feature, tutorials, altered projects, mini albums, and individual posts.

Design Team members are expected to contribute three projects a month.

How to Apply:
1: Send an email to with the subject: DT Application 2013

2: Send your name, what state or country you live in, your blog address, and a brief paragraph about yourself.

3: Identify which of the three teams listed above you are interested in applying for. If you are interested in more than one please rank accordingly.

Deadline to Apply is November 15th at midnight EST. We look forward to your applications!

Good Luck!!!


Friday, November 9, 2012

LGS Blog Hop Challenge-Fall into Fall


Welcome to the very 1st Let’s Get Sketchy blog hop!! We at LGS are so very excited about our first blog hop! If you have arrived here from Debbie's blog welcome to the LGS blog hop!! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Let’s Get Sketchy site to start at the beginning and to start collecting your Fall challenge words. These words should be bolded on each DT member’s pages.

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year, its when the leaves start changing colors and everything around us is beautiful. It is also the season of Thanksgiving, which reminds us to take a moment to reflect on all the things we are most thankful for.

So in celebration of the fall we are hosting a Fall Color Combo challenge. You are to use the colors below and create ANY project related to the Fall. It can be a layout, card, mixed media project or altered item. The sky is the limit! Once your project is completed, please return to LGS an upload your project using Mr. Linky.

Please use the color combo below:

Here is my 2 pager!


As you hop along the way you will find clue words on each of the Design Team member’s blogs. Once you have gathered all the words they will form a quote related to Fall, Once you unscramble the quote send your answer to us at for an extra RAK of scrap goodies

My Word is :


The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and will win the beautiful Prima collection below. As always there are rules for playing!

Here are the rules for playing and winning:
1. You MUST be a follower of each LGS team members blog and leave a comment on each blog.
2. You MUST also be a follower of the LGS blog.

Please make sure you visit the entire team today as some members are hosting additional blog challenges during the hop and offering their own extra goodies for you so the more you play the more chances you win!

All blog hop entries are due by midnight, November 15, 2012. 

Now hop on over to Carla's  blog to see what she has in store for you!

Have Fun!!!