Monday, July 30, 2012

TSR August Sneak


This past week at The ScrapRoom, we've been sharing our sneaks for the August kit.  For my layout, I was assigned Echo Park's Note to Self collection. Soooo perfect for scrapping a family of boys.  I chose one of my favorite pictures from last summer . . . my three guys ready to leave for the beach.

Ready to Roll



This is only one of the four Flavors of the Month kits.  To see the rest of the sneaks, pop on over to the blog HERE.  We'll be revealing the full kit and gallery on Wednesday, August 1st.  

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Doodlebug and Scor-Pal Pool Party Invitation


This week is Scor-Pal Week on the Doodlebug Blog.  We'll be sharing tons of ideas for using your Scor-Pal with your Doodlebug products.  I've had a little sneak, and let me just say, it's a great combination!

For my project, I created a pool party invitation using the Scor-Buddy and Doodlebug's Hello Spring Collection.


To create the flip flops, I downloaded THIS template and then cut them out of pink polka dot paper.  I used green dotted swiss ribbon for the straps and then topped them off with an accordion flower that was scored at 1/4".  You can find a good tutorial for the accordion flower HERE.  Rather than simply folding your paper, you will use the Scor-Buddy or Scor-Pal to score it first.  That is a huge timesaver and keeps your folds universal.


Doodlebug's Limeade Boutique Buttons were a perfect finish for the flowers.  And for some more whimsy, I added some Bumblebee Doodle Twine.


For some more texture on my card, I used the Scor-Buddy to create a diamond pattern on a piece of white paper.  I scored diagonal lines at 1/2" intervals and then cut the cardstock down to size.


And then to finish off the invitation, I added a Multi-Colored You're Invited Doodles Cardstock Sticker.  

Be sure to check out the Doodlebug Blog because there will be a couple of GIVEAWAYS.  Winners will be announced Friday!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.

Friday, July 20, 2012

TSR July Page Starter -- Take Two

While you're reading this post, I am at a three-day crop in beautiful Natchez, Mississippi with a couple of my fun, scrappy friends.  My main task for the crop is to finish my gallery work with The ScrapRoom's August kit (which is totally FABULOUS, by the way).  In the meantime, I thought I'd remind you of our Page Starter Challenge that will be ending on Tuesday, July 31st. There's a $10 TSR gift certificate up for grabs.  Here's the July Starter.


And here's my second take on it.  This one uses Simple Stories Summer Fresh that came in the July Doubleshot kit.  
First Clovers of Spring


The denim scalloped sticker that I used on the right side of the page is barely visible in this photo, but it sure made for a good substitute for paper.  Love that it was peel and stick.



So, if you'd like to participate in our challenge, pop on over HERE to The ScrapRoom blog and link up your layout.  The winner will be announced the first week in August.

Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Doodlebug's NEW Collections & a Giveaway

I just had to share Doodlebug's newest collections that were just released at CHA.  Too cute!!!



Pop on over to the Doodlebug Blog HERE for a chance to win one of these collections before you can even buy it.  Good luck!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fair Warning

Just wanted to let you know that I have learned how to makeover my blog. All by myself. And it is so much fun. Soooo . . . my blog might look a little different. Often. Thank you for your patience! LOL!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!!!


Hello friends!  I just wanted to pop in quickly to share the winner of a spot in Nancy Damiano's Scrapbooking Family Vacations Workshop at Two Peas in a Bucket.  I was too lazy to use the random number generator, so I asked my husband to choose a number between 1 and 25.  He chose 17.  The lucky lady is . . . 


Congratulations, petunia70!  You will not be disappointed.  Email me (see About Me page) and I'll get you set up with Nancy!



Monday, July 16, 2012

TSR June and July Recipe Cards

Doing a little catch-up at the blog today. I came to post my July Recipe Card from The ScrapRoom and realized I never posted the one from June.  So today is a double double.

The French Quarter


This one uses Bazzill's Wayfarer line.  LOVE the paper with the map on it.  Perfect for some travel pics.  I did some fussy cutting of the clock paper, a little clustering of embellies, and a pennant banner.  Pretty quick and easy. 




Peace, Love, & Crawfish


This one is Simple Stories' Fabulous line.  The outdoorsy feel to it made me think of our Spring Crawfish Boil.  The title might be a bit of a stretch, but I thought it was funny.




Thanks for stopping by today!  I'll be announcing the winner of the spot in Nancy Damiano's Scrapbooking Your Family Vacation Workshop tomorrow.  See you then!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Scrapbooking Family Vacations Workshop Giveaway!!!



One of my favorite scrapbookers Garden Girl Nancy Damiano debuted a workshop at Two Peas in a Bucket yesterday, and I was fortunate enough to contribute a couple of layouts.  Thought you might be interested in a preview and a chance to win a spot!!!


Relive the magical memories you’ve shared with loved ones asGarden Girl Nancy Damiano takes you on a creative journey documenting your family vacations. From America’s favorite theme parks, cruises, road trips to day trips – we’ve got you covered! (Note:  This workshop covers domestic travel only – we’ll tackle Europe & the world in a future workshop.)
So whether you’re still in the planning stages of this year’s vacation or sitting on stacks of old photos, Nancy’s got a plan for you! Join her as she guides you through a step-by-step process to divide, conquer and scrapbook those vacation photos. 

Included in the workshop are 50 brand-new scrapbook pages showcasing a variety of family destinations, helpful, printable PDF's and 5 brand new videos to walk you through the ins and outs of organizing and scrapbooking your vacation.  Each video covers Nancy's approach to tackling vacation layouts, her perspective on using design in your pages and the creation of a layout from start to finish.

50 NEW layouts? Yep, you read that right. And they are spectacular layouts. Go HERE to sign up. 
I'll be giving away a spot to one of my blog readers. All you have to do is be sure to become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me what vacation photos you'd be scrapping in this class. Deadline to enter is Midnight CST Sunday, July 15th.  I'll announce the winner next week.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

TSR July Sketch


The July sketch for The ScrapRoom went up today.  I designed it specifically for a TSR kit, which comes with three patterned papers, coordinating cardstock, and a handful of embellishments.


Here's my take on the sketch.  I used Pink Paislee's Prairie Hill line along with a coordinating chipboard piece and three wooden buttons.  The alphas were from my stash.

You Will Soar



This photo was taken after the 6th Grade Awards/Graduation. I was so proud of all of son's many accomplishments. It was a nice celebration after a year of hard work.


You can pop over HERE if you'd like to see the rest of the designers' takes on the sketch as well as the details about how to enter the challenge.  Have a great day!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Magical Journey

My June ScrapRoom kit came with Crate Paper's Story Teller line, including the 12 x 12 Chipboard Sheet.  The primary red, blue, yellow colors and the travel motifs were crying out for some Disney pics.  These were taken on the first day of the first trip to Magic Kingdom.  The kids were all decked out in their Mickey Mouse shirts and hats.  Their excitement was contagious.  And, well, magical!




Can you tell I really liked the chipboard?  I just kept layering and layering the different pieces until I felt the layout was heavy full enough.  LOL!

The Idea Gallery at TSR is bursting at the seams with inspiring projects by the design team.  You just might want to take a look.  I'll be back with more of my layouts during the week.  Have a great Monday!