Thursday, January 31, 2013

My new Challenge BLOG!


I created SWAT to inspire and motivate you,
My hope is that you will have fun and push yourself to
try something new! My job here at SWAT is to
create unique challenges to push
 you out of your comfort zone.  I have found an amazing
 group of ladies who are ready and waiting to inspire you!
So make sure you stop by S.W.A.T tomorrow
 for a sneak peek,
of what we have in store for you!
Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Kaisercraft Secret Admirer ~Dream

I just wanted to take a moment to share my last layout for Scrappy Chic's 2012 Design Team. Hopefully they will have me back for 2013 but we will have to see, My fingers are crossed!!
Anyhow it really has been an amazing experience and I'm really grateful for the last year. Not only is the store amazing and jam packed with ton of New Trendy stuff! The staff is amazing they are super
kind and helpful.
So if you are ever in need of a great place to shop and crop stop by :
33509 8 Mile Rd
  Livonia, MI 48152
As per my usual I fussy cut a ton on this LO and took some inspiration from a sketch from Kaisercraft after all it is their Secret Admirer Collection , I deviated a bit but it is where I started.

Products Used: Kaisercraft Secret Admirer Collection cardstock & Stickers, Zva Crystals, American Craft Thickers, Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist, EK Success Punches.
Here is the  sketch from Kaisercraft (Saturday Sketch JAN WK 2) that I started with  you can find a ton of wonderful inspiration on their blog!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a terrific Tuesday!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Echo Park Merry Christmas For LGS Week 4 Challenge

It's Monday and that means there is another great sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy! This week's awesome sketch was created by our very own Bev Code!
Even though its the end of January I have a Christmas layout to share with you today. I created this layout using my kit from
3 Scrappy Boys which was full beautiful store products such as Echo Park's -Merry Christmas Collection. You can find everything to make this LO at the 3 Scrappy Boys Store, don't miss out there are some great deals!
Here you can see my cute little birdie!
I used my Spellbinders Dies to make this beautiful red rose.
A closer look at a bit of layers, I really love using foam tape can you tell?

Products Used: Echo Park- Merry Christmas Collection, Maya Road Home Tweet Home Chipboard, Maya Road Mist and Stickles.
Now remember it's your last challenge chance to be entered
to win the
So  don't miss out make sure you link up your layout to Lets's Gets Sketchy before its too late!
Thanks for stopping by today

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Don't Miss it!

Don't Miss Out!
Time is Running out!


Card Contest 2013

Practical Scrappers Card Contest 2013
The Contest is open to participants from the United States and Canada.
The Sponsors of the contest are:
SRM Stickers, Robins Nest, Precious Remembrance Stamps, Gina's Designs, Scrapmag and Scrappin' Sports (more may be added). More details on prizes will be given as soon as they are finalized. Canadian residents may have to cover shipping. If you are from another country and would like to participate please just shoot me an email...not trying to exclude anyone I just am trying not to make shipping a nightmare! You can email Christine at

Cards for each round should be never before seen. The subject for the first round is Valentine's or love.

Entries for the first round are due to us by 11:59 EST at on Wednesday, January 30th. The top 25 will be chosen by select members of the Practical Scrappers Design Team and announced on Friday, February 1st.
The Contest will last 6 rounds.
February 1st: Top 25 Valentines/Love Cards
February 8th: Top 20
February 15th: Top 15
February 22nd: Top 10
March 1st: Top 5
March 8th: Winner Crowned

Those advancing in each round will be chosen either by site administrators or public voting. The final winner will be chosen by the Practical Scrapper Design Team.
Those moving on to the next round will receive the topic assignment on that Friday and need to have their next round card submitted to us by the following Wednesday.

Any questions can be sent to us at
Thanks for stopping by today and Good Luck!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Ready for Father's Day!

I’m up at 3 Scrappy Boys today!
I was a little surprised to find the adorable Family Man Collection from Echo Park in my 3 Scrappy Boys Kit, after all its January I just took down my tree. So I put it to the side and thought about it and the more I did I realized this was a blessing!
 I always forget Fathers Day; I’m always picking up a card the day before or even the day of.  May and June are just so crazy for us with birthdays sometimes I forget… sad I know.  But not this year! Thanks 3 Scrappy Boys. This year I’m ready, because this year I made this cute picture frame with a matching card!
So as you all know by now I’m not a card maker, so I need help. So I turned to Practical Scrappers were we have a great card sketch.
I embellished the picture frame using the pattern paper from Echo Park’s- Family Man Collection, that I turned in to rosettes, you know I love them!
Hey, I know it's June but it never hurts to plan ahead, things happen and let’s face it time flies by it will be June before you know it! So pick up your Family Man Collection from the 3 Scrappy Boys store today, so you will be covered for Father’s Day too!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Products Used: Echo Park- Family Man Collection Cardstock & Stickers, Tim Holts Rosette Die & Distress Ink

Friday, January 18, 2013

Bo Bunny Apple Cider

Today I’m up at 3 Scrappy Boys!
I created this layout with a mix of products that was sent to me from the store.
Make sure that you head on over and shop, there are a ton of great deals right now!
Products Used: Bo Bunny –Apple Cider Cardstock, Farm House-Where Ideas Take Root Cardstock, Maya Road –Home Tweet Home Chipboard, Studio Calico –Die Cut Stickers, Maya Road Mist, Glimmer Mist, Tim Holtz Dies, Ranger Ink & Distressing tool, Foam Tape and Bo Bunny Bling.
Please stop by 3 Scrappy Boys to check out the details!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A Color Combo that Works!

ScrapFIT Challenge #84- Diana’s – Color Inspiration


Diana our Creative Trainer at ScrapFIT has created the most calming color combo for all of us! While most will think of the beach and rolling waves I just can’t it’s just too cold here in Michigan. So I thought Snow, Hey I  told you I live in Michigan.

I wanted to just focus on the colors so I stayed away from any pattern paper, that’s right everything on this page is stamped all by me. I layered up my background with large white tags that I heated embossed to give them a pop, and I started layering and distressing and I’m pretty happy where I ended up. Thanks, Diana for some great inspiration!
Here you can see more of my Tags, I just love tags they are so versatile. Don’t believe me check out our post over at Practical Scrappers today on 10 ways to use tags.
ScrapFit has another great for this fabulous color challenge, so make sure to link up your layout by the end of the month, and hey if you just have to have this kit you can buy it right now from Paper Issues.
Thanks for stopping by today make sure that you stop by Practical Scrappers for some great Tag Inspiration before you get to work scrapping.
I can't wait to see what you create  for this workout, Thanks again for stopping by see you soon!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Week Two at LGS

Monday already? Where is did last week go?
Well Monday means another great sketch at
Let’s GetSketchy!  This week’s sketch is
another by our very own Brenshevia.

Here is my take on the sketch, I really stuck
pretty close to it as you can tell. I used my
kit from Scrappy Chic, which was stuffed with
wonderful American Craft goodies!
Products Used: American Crafts –XOXO Collection & Die Cuts.
Now don’t forget this month’s fabulous prize at Let's Get Sketchy is sponsored by Artful Delight here is just a bit about them & what they offer:
    • The latest and greatest paper crafting products packed together in one monthly kit.
    •  They offer both a Card and Scrapbooking Kit.
    • Kits may be purchased as a single or a subscription.
    • As well as a variety of paper crafting products such as: Mists, Masks, Tim Holtz Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Portrait & accessories.
I hope you will stop by and check Artful Delight & then get busy scrapping so you
have a chance to win the $40 gift card here at Let's GetSketchy.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Don't miss out on this!

I was looking for some inspiration surfing the blogs... and I ran across this amazing giveaway at C'est Magnifique, that I just have to share with you all Please hop on over and check it out its amazing! here is whats up for grabs!
While you are there maks sure to checkout this post by Erin its truly amazing!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop!

Welcome to the HOP!!

This is your first stop!

I was so very honored and excited to be asked to be part of Scrapbook Steals Blog Hop, I just love Scrapbook Steals! I mean who doesn’t really!
Plus I really have wanted to try Kiwi Designs, So the moment they arrived I started dreaming up scrapbook ideas, then I got sick so I was unable to scrap all my ideas but I did get one pretty page done to share with all of you.

But back to the Boarders they are great! So easy to use and very cost effective!  A definite must have to add to your scrapbook supplies, really the possibilities are endless!
Here is my layout that I used Kiwi Designs Abbie Road Mini Boarders to create:

Products Used: Little Yello Bicycle- Wintering Collection Cardstock Stickers & Vellum Tape, Kiwi Designs Abbi Rd. Boarders, MM Brads & Stickles
Keep hopping your next stop is:
Jennifer Blomquist
Blog Hop Order
                                                   Lanette Erickson-You are Here
Jennifer Blomquist
Rochelle Spears
Laurie LaRiviere
Marisa Torp
Andrea Eason
Amber Sheaves
 These Ladies have a lot of wonderful things to share with you! I hope you have fun and enjoy the hop!

Don't forget when you are done here head on over to Kiwi Lane they have a great prize up for grabs too!


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Workout #83 - Wish Upon A Star

Over at  ScrapFIT we are working out with the stars. We want to see a layout or a card that shines bright with stars!

Every night I tell my daughter “I love you more than all the stars in the sky” and she replies “I love you more than all the fishes in the sea”… and it melts my heart every time. So when I was challenged with stars, I couldn’t think of anything else. So here is my layout with a star focus.
I used a Kit from Paper Issues that was Jam Packed with Echo Park’s –Everday Electric Collection.
ScrapFit has this great LowCal Kit from PaperIssues up for grabs with this Workout!
Make sure you link you your project for your chance to win it!
Thank's for stopping by today.