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!