Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Hello and good afternoon...

I'm up on the Sketches in Thyme blog, that is back from it's hiatus, there's a fun new sketch for the second part of the month to play along with.

I scrapped this photo of my lil one, just playing outside, taking a drink on a summer day. I really tend to love to scrap the everyday moments and enjoyed having this page come together super easily. I used my August Hip Kit.

I added just a bit of pink mist to the kraft cardstock, and layered some gold through the page:

and added some pennants too:

Here is the September 15 sketch:

Hope you get to play along !!!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Go Big- Inspiration Elevator Blog Hop.

Hello and good morning....

Welcome to the Inspiration Elevator Blog Hop......
Our main purpose here at IE is to challenge ourselves, each other and YOU to take the creative process to the next level;  to inspire growth and change in our scrapbooking beyond the mundane.

You can see all of Inspiration Elevator's previous challenges at our blog and catch us on Facebook .We are thrilled to welcome back as a guest designer with our team, the very talented Christine Meyer!

This month's challenge is issued by the creative Christa Uttley. Here is her challenge for us, in her own words:
 GO BIG OR GO HOME: Scrapbookers as a rule use what photos they have on  hand or if you are designing, whatever pictures allow you to best showcase your lines or express your paper lines. This month's challenge is to be very deliberate about your photo choice because we are going
BIG! Bigger than 8x10 if you can do it. Recently, I saw a friend using a 12x12 she had printed at the local Costco and was stunned at the power this GIANT image had on her story telling. (If you'd rather not spend any extra on your photo then scrap those large baby pictures or a wedding shot you have lying around.)  Think scenic vistas or think about all the details that go missing in
your world and blow them up. Be brave!

Here are the MUST DO's: Must be at least 8x10 in size. We want this GIANT photo to take centre stage and tell the story in a big way.

Here's my page, I used an 8x10 that I got printed off at Walgreens. I have only scrapped a hand full of larger photos so I was nervous, yet excited to attempt this challenge.
I had this photo of the kids from Memorial Day at the beach, and just loved it of the three of them all together.

I used some Simple Stories summer papers and embellies, I wanted the page to just feel like summer.

And added a bit of stitching through the page also:

Here is the hop line up to check out:
Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy Bday Today.

Hello and good morning....

Happy Monday!!!

There's a new card challenge up on the Cards in Envy blog right now....
The challenge: En-Twined!!!

Here's my card I came up with:

I just added some twine to the frame:

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  1. No square cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  2. No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  3. Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  4. No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or online album during the challenge dates.  If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  5. Entry must be for the current theme: En-twined A2 Cards

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

The First Noel.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Sunday!!! hope you are getting a break to relax a bit.
Up on the Weekly Christmas Card challenge blog is the latest challenge.

This week it's a color challenge.

Here's what I came up with:

I used an older Echo Park collection that was perfect.

Here's the colors... I LOVE the pallet!!

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Fall into Autumn Moxxie Blog Hop

Hello and good morning...

Welcome to the September Moxxie Blog Hop!!!!

This month it's all about FALL!!! If you are like me, I am totally ready for fall... some cooler weather, warm hot drinks, and getting to wear jeans and hoodies again.

Here is my fall layout, I used Moxxie's Autumn Glory line, along with their cardstock stickers and autumn alphas:

I scrapped some photos of the kids and us and my sister and her husband, at the corn maze we went to in October 2012.
I used a large circle as my focal point and added some stitching around it:

And used a border punch and added a leaf sticker embellie:

The Muses have some wonderful inspiration for you this month. Here's a little peek at what you'll find along our hop:

I know you're intrigued and excited to get hopping, but before you go I want to tell you about something NEW we're doing on the Moxxie blog.

We challenge YOU to join us! That's right!
We want you to jump in on our challenge and create something with a fall theme, then go back to the Moxxie Blog and link it to our post for an entry into our giveaway!
You will find all of the details below.

Here is your inspiration list:
You might be wondering what your prize will be?
If you are picked for our winner you will get this gorgeous Autumn Glory line to create some gorgeous fall projects of your own!

All you have to do to be entered to WIN is leave a comment on the Moxxie blog.
(US addresses only please)
BUT, you can get your name in the hat more than once!
Join our challenge and link back to the Moxxie blog for another chance to win!
Use MOXXIE product in your project and get 3, yes I said THREE, more chances to win!
You will have until the end of the month to enter your project and we will announce our winner on the 1st of Oct.

Ways to win:
- Comment on the Moxxie blog.
- Join our challenge! (Link your project with our Inlinkz tool)
- Use MOXXIE on your project and get 3 more entries in the draw!
- Visit each designers blog and leave a comment. The more you comment, the more chances you have to WIN!
- Go to the Moxxie facebook page and share our post about this hop for another chance to WIN! (if you're not already, you will need to be a follower of our page to do this) Come back to the Moxxie blog and leave another comment letting us know you did this.
- Go ahead and Pin It! If you do, leave a comment on the Moxxie blog with a link letting us know that you Pinned!

Now hope on over to Samantha Taylor.... for some inspiration.
Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Card Sneaks for the Sept All Year Cheer Kit.

Hello and good morning...

I guess I've been kinda quiet this week on the blog.. sorry :) I've been working on some soccer team mom projects- a team banner and team hairbows, so scrapping took a backseat for a bit.

But I can share some sneaks with you with the September All Year Cheer kit. The kit is pretty amazing from Apron Strings.. It's packed with Halloween- which is my FAVE part of it and some fall items too.... It's got Pebbles, Doodlebug and Little Yellow Bicycle items, and a TON of embellies.

Here's the Sept Card Kit:

I created seven cards with this kit... here are just a few sneaks.

and one more:

I'll post the full reveal in a few days.. hope you check back...

Have a great day!!!! and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, September 8, 2014

This Is Good Stuff.

Hello and good morning...

Happy Monday!!!!

Up on the Let's Get Sketchy blog is week #2 of sketches and here is mine for this week.

I scrapped some photos of the kids at the beach back in May and used my August Scrapbook Circle kit on this one.

I used a few of my new fave embellies.. the wood pieces:

And here is week #2's sketch:

Hope you can play along!!
I'm also linking up with The Memory Nest Crafty Creations #25

Thanks sooo much for stopping by and have a great day!!!!