Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm All A-Flutter

Have you seen the new Bo Bunny Flutter Butter? Such yummy colors and swirls. LOVE it! And just perfect for these sweet photos of my big guy at the park. It makes me so happy that he still loves to swing and slide at the park! I hope to allow him to be a kid just as long as I can.

So, did you see all that doodling going on? Well, that was our challenge this week at Scrapping Out LOUD! In case you missed my doodling, I've outlined the tags and the letter stickers, dotted and drew around the scalloped edge, outlined the photos, outlined the punched butterflies, outlined the background paper, and dotted around the tone-on-tone circles on the background paper. I think all that doodling is such a fun personal touch.

The rest of the design team has some great doodling ideas of their own. You can check them out HERE. Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Indian Summer

This month I got to play with the trio kit at 3 Scrappy Boys kit club. As the name suggests, the trio kit includes three different paper lines. Yummmm!!! The September kit contains Basic Grey's Indian Summer, Jillibean Soup's Alphabet Soup, and My Mind's Eye's Stomp. There are still a few of these great kits left.

I had such a great time playing with all the papers and embellishments. I'll be sharing these layouts with you over the next couple of weeks. Today, I have my favorite one using Basic Grey's Indian Summer.

Tomorrow's Tuesday, which means another Scrapping Out LOUD! challenge. See ya then!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Have You Met Max?

Well, if you visited my blog back in August, then you might remember my sweet little mini daschsund puppy. The newest addition to our family. He's now 13 weeks old, and boy is he a mess! Here he is again.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil; Patterned Paper, Chipboard: Basic Grey June Bug; Rik Rak, Ribbon: Wrights; Alphas: American Crafts: Buttons: Scenic Route.

This layout is based on sketch this week's sketch at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. I just LOVE all those small squares of paper. Great way to use busy paper on a layout. Also good for using up some stash. That plaid chipboard puppy was too cute to just blend in, so I plopped him on some white cardstock and then accented it with pleated ribbon. Gosh, I love that little fellow! Oh, and one more thing. Do you see that yellow scalloped border? My favorite detail on the whole layout. Anyhoo, I used my Fiskars Threading Water border punch. I just hid the holes in the scallops behind the paper. I really like how it makes that blue patterned paper jump off the red cardstock. Yeah, I need some more border punches. Don't ya think?

And, as always, you want to go to 52 Sketches...52 Weeks to check out the rest of the design team's layouts and this week's wonderful prize. It is certainly worth the trip! On a sad note, this is my last sketch for Julie. *sigh* I've had such a wonderful time being on her team. The sketches are fabulous and the community is so friendly! But there are only so many hours in the day. . .Thanks, Julie!

Have a restful Sunday!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's a New Day!

And that means another great sketch by Allison Cope over at So Sketchy! If you need some inspiration, you definitely need to go to So Sketchy! There's a new sketch up almost daily.

Today's 12x12 sketch includes several layers of patterned paper, a semi-circle, one large and two walled-sized photos. Check it out HERE. Here's my layout, entitled His Head Is in the Clouds.

Supplies: Cardstock: The Paper Studio; Patterned Paper: Imaginisce, SEI, October Afternoon; Border Punch: Fiskars; Alphas: My Little Shoebox, American Crafts; Date Tag: Creative Chaos Etsy Shop; Mist: Tattered Angels; Buttons: Stash; Other: Book Paper.

Be sure to check out Frances's and Zoe's takes on this sketch. Well worth the trip! And while you're there, check out this month's contest. Great prize on the line, ladies.

Well, have a good Thursday!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

For Tonight is the Night

for feeling alright. We'll be making layouts the whole night through. So I'm saving all my love....Yes I'm saving all my love....Yes I'm saving all my love for you! Ahh, yeah, sing it, Whitney!

Can you tell I'm excited to be going to Treasured Memories in Lafayette for my design team meeting tonight? It's group night, so we'll be sharing our layouts and scrapping a new one. Fun times, people! Fun times!

Anyway, at last month's meeting, we were given two pieces of Core'dinations Cardstock, a bottle of Smooch, and a list of challenges. Since my supplies were brown, I grabbed all the new Fall papers in the store and got to work. Here's what I came up with.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil, Core'dinations; Patterned Paper, Die Cuts, Fabric Tags: Pink Paislee, Grungeboard flourishes: Tim Holtz; Bling: Doodlebug Designs; Brads, Fabric alphas: American Crafts; Paint: Smooch; Metal Tag: Lil Davis Designs: Border Punches: Fiskars; Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart.

So, just how did I use the Core'dinations cardstock and Smooch? I tore a strip of cardstock to use as a border between the two background patterns. When torn, the cardstock's inner color shows through. LOVE that! As for the Smooch, I painted my brads, distressed the metal frame photo corners, and glitzed up the grungeboard. That paint is amazing!

As for those fabric flowers, there's a tutorial HERE at the Pink Paislee blog on how to make them. I was able to make three flowers out of just one of the fabric tags. So versatile!

Oh, and I must also mention that I used a sketch by Jana Eubank. Her sketches are so fun to work with. You can find this one HERE.

That's all for today! See ya soon,

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Just Imagine

Woo hooo! I was so surprised and excited when Lori from Imaginisce emailed me yesterday to see if she could feature my layout "Art Project" on their blog, Just Imagine. They are starting a new feature called Imaginisce Around the Web. They'll be looking high and low for layouts that use their products. Anyone featured will recieve a goody bag of FREE Imaginisce products. How fun, hun? Maybe you'll be next. If you want to check me out, it's HERE.

Be back tomorrow!

Double Dose

Today's layout is a double dose of design team inspiration, of book paper trees, of My Mind's Eye patterned paper, and of my two preciuos sons. See what I mean?

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Labels: Scenic Route; Cork Alphas: Making Memories; Journal Tag: Jenni Bowlin; Flowers: Prima; Buttons: FoofaLa; Die Cut: Slice.

The sketch for this layout is # 31 by Liz at The Scrappiest. Those two trees were right there on the sketch. How perfect for ushering in some Fall weather. Not that we're getting much Fall weather here, but surely some of you are. LOL! Anyhoo, go check out the rest of the design team's layouts. Not everyone's take is as literal as mine, and boy are they great!

My layout was also inspired by this week's challenge at Scrapping Out LOUD! We were told to use a motif (repeated element) on our layout. My motif is two.....two trees, two patterns, two boys, and the number two in my title. There are some amazing takes on this challenge, too.

I have something to share every day this week, so I hope you'll come back by.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Woo hooo! Finished my Treasured Memories Design Team Layout for September. We were given Core'dinations Cardstock and Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink. Good stuff! I'll post the full layout on Wednesday, the day of our next meeting. In the meantime, here are some sneak peeks.

See ya soon!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Another "Pwoject" to Share

"Do a pwoject, Momma?" Can you hear my little two year old asking to do a project? Sweet, hun? He just loves school and is always pretending to do homework and art projects. He rips pages out of magazines and crumbles them up and says, "You see my scwapbook, Momma?" I sure do, buddy.

So, I thought I needed to scrap this precious memory for sure. I took some photos of him painting with watercolors this summer. I paired my soft colored photos with Imaginisce's Teacher's Pet line and came up with this.

Supplies: Patterned paper, flowers, brads, stamp: Imaginisce Teacher's Pet; Chipboard frame: Jenni Bowlin; Button: Basic Grey; Ribbon: the Paper Studio; Floss: DMC; Alpha stickers: Sassafras Lass; Border Punch: Fiskars; Crackle Paint: Tim Holtz.

My layout is based on another fab sketch from Allison over there at So Sketchy! Scrappers, she is working it out this month. If you've not gone by the blog to see all the wonderful sketches and design team layouts, you are missing out. And, she has a contest going on. You can check it all out HERE.

Have a SCRAPPY day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Back into Scrapping

Come join us at Scrapperie this weekend, September 18-20, for a fun little weekend crop!

We'll have challenges, games and mini contests galore- so many things you'll be scrapping in no time and never wanting to stop!

(And you'll have until Tuesday, September 22nd to get your challenges done, so there is plenty of time to hang out with all of us on the boards, play games and mini contests AND get all your scrapping done!)

Look for a special new Fall Back into Scrapping challenge area late Thursday night and I'll get the party started!

By the Book

Challenge #8 at a la Carte went up yesterday. Grab your back to school photos because this menu is by the book! Take a look.

1. Use a brown paper bag.
2. Use primary colors.
3. Use alphabet stickers as your background.
4. Use notebook paper.
5. Use something that measures.
6. Use the word "first."

Here's my layout using four of the six menu items and this month's amazing Noel Mignon kit "Core Curriculum."

So, which four menu items did I use? I used a brown paper bag for the leaves and stem on my apple. I used the primary colors red, blue, and yellow. For something that measures, I used the report card die cut behind the photos. Hey, it measures progress, so it counts. LOL! And lastly, I used the word "First" in my title.

Be sure to email your layout to Frances at www.fasylvia_6@yahoo.com by September 28th for your chance at this month's prize. Which, by the way, I haven't posted on the blog yet, but will real soon!

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bookprint Rosebuds

This week's challenge at Scrapping Out LOUD! is Flowerrific! The challenge is to create handmade flowers for your layout. You can make any type you like, as long as your layout is all flowered up.

For my layout, I created rosebuds out of book print. There's a tutorial for this great technique HERE at Kenner Road. LOVE this!

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil; Patterned Paper: Websters Pages; Flowers: Prima; Journal Spots: Jillibean Soup; Chipboard Alphas: The Paper Studio; Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart; Jewels: Kaiser Kraft; Mist: Tattered Angels; Chipboard Frame: Jenni Bowlin.

Be sure to head on over to Scrapping Out LOUD! to see the entire challenge, the prize, and the rest of the design team's layouts. Speaking of the prize, it's the September kit from Mosh Posh. Now that's a prize, people. Fabulous!

See ya soon!

Monday, September 14, 2009


I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use the Craft Fair line by American Crafts. Well, when I saw Liz's sketch for this week, I knew I'd have my chance. The sketch is clean and linear....just what I needed to scrap these sweet photos of my little brother reading the Sunday paper with my little redhead.

To create the word boys in my title, I used my foam stamps on the backside of the brown patterned paper, cut them out, and then outlined them with a red American Crafts pen. I just love how they turned out. And the best part.....I'll always have the letters and colors I need.

You've just GOT to swing by The Scrappiest and see the rest of the design team's layouts. Phenomenal! So many different styles and wonderful interpretations of the sketch. You might just feel inspired to play along for this month's prize....a totally cute kit from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. Just email Liz your layout by September 30th.

Thanks for stopping by. Be back tomorrow with another layout for Scrapping Out LOUD!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Making Mischief

My baby boy can get himself into some trouble! And it usually involves naptime and a mess for me. On this particular occasion, he climbed onto his changing table and emptied all the powder and lotion.....all over him and the changing table. My husband grabbed the camera and snapped some photos before clean up commenced. There have been other, more disgusting events at naptime. No pictures of that, though, promise.

This layout is based upon sketch #37 at 52 Sketches...52 Weeks. It's such a simple sketch with a fun twist...four circles in a row. Got me into a quirky mood and it shows in my layout, hun? Pop on over to 52 Sketches and let's see what you can do. There's a great prize to be won!

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Check Me Out!

Hello scrappers, I have a little something fun to share with you. Rebecca from Think Outside the Box Challenge Blog asked if she could feature my Bridal Party layout on her photography challenge blog. Basically, she issues a photography challenge and provides sample layouts. My layout was featured in this week's article. How cool! Go check out her blog. She has some great ideas about taking photos from a new perspective.

Be back soon with some new layouts.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

What a Spectacle!

Would ya look at those red 3D glasses that came with my oldest's coloring book? That's a mess, hun? He doesn't even care. Doesn't he look like a little scientist? Gosh, he makes me smile.

Supplies: Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin; Twine: Jillibean Soup; Eyelets: Making Memories; Brads: Paper Studio; Chipboard Alphas: American Crafts; Journaling Tag: Creative Chaos.

This layout is based on September Sketch #05 at So Sketchy! I flipped it and added those funky circles. Be sure to check out the original HERE.

And thanks to our sponsor Creative Chaos for supplying all the Sistas with some great journaling jotters and tags. You can purchase these HERE.

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The Man Chair

So, we have the biggest, brownest leather recliner possible. I mean with three guys in the house, how could we not have a recliner? It's not my favorite in terms of decor, but it sure is comfortable. Even the two year old loves to sit in it. And since he's low man on the totem pole, he doesn't get to often. When he does finally get a turn, he pulls the foot relase, lays back, and owns it. I had to scrap this memory. Here he is, the Master of the House.

I was so happy to finally use this Jenni Bowlin paper. The rich colors and vintage patterns reminded me of home, so they were a perfect choice for this house themed layout. To warm up the background paper a little, I misted it a bit. Then, I added those cute little chipboard houses by Scenic Route, maker of my FAVORITE chipboards. Hate to see that company go out of business. *sigh*

This layout was completed for this week's challenge at Scrapping Out LOUD! The challenge is in honor of English teachers, Frances's current occupation and my former occupation for fourteen years. You have to use a quote as your title and only one part of speech for your journaling. My title is actually from my favorite musical, Les Miserables. For my journaling, I listed several verbs describing Ethan's attitude about sitting in the recliner.

Stop by the Scrapping Out LOUD! blog to see the rest of the design team's wonderful layouts and to find out all the details about this week's challenge and the prize up for grabs.

Tomorrow I'll be posting another So Sketchy layout! Have a great Tuesday.