Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cardabilities Reveal #6

Good morning!! Today is the final reveal for the Cardabilities first design team. Some of our members will be leaving us and they'll be greatly missed! We've got some great ladies taking their places and I'm sure they'll do a fantastic job. ;)

Now for the reveal...I loved the sketch this time around! The design is alot of fun and very easy to work with...

Supplies: Basic Grey 6x6 Paper Pad - Nook & Pantry; Studio G Stamp; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Cuttlebug; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Script Texture; Fiskars Scallop Border Punch; Tim Holtz Sanding Block; Prima Flower; Basic Grey Button; Ranger Ink Glossy Accents; Twine

I really like how my card turned out! Please take a minute and head over to check out what the other design team members made...everyone did a great job. :) Also, if you'd like to play along, we'd love to see your take on the sketch! Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Another 24 Hour Challenge...

The June 24 hour challenge for my Scrappin-n-Chattin group started last night. The members all voted on what I should use and they picked perfectly!! I actually cut these pictures down a couple of months ago but ended up not using them then, and haven't found a good way to scrap them since. The sketch that was chosen for me to use in the challenge worked perfectly! I really love how it turned out...

Supplies: K&Company Paper - Classic Charlotte; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Doodlebug Candy Shoppe Alphabet Stickers - Bon Bon; Prima Flower; Making Memories Button; Twine; Sanding Block
*Inspired by a Julie Bonner Sketch From 2/1/10

If you're looking for a great group of scrappy friends and like participating in challenges for yummy prizes, please come on over and join us! We're a fun CHATTY group of ladies and a ton of fun to hang out with. ;)

Layouts to share!

I've done a few pages lately that I haven't had the chance to share yet, so here they are. ;)

These first two pages are for my friend Cathy. She hasn't seen them yet so I'm hoping she likes them!

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Paper; Heidi Swapp Stamps; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Crop-A-Dile; Making Memories Button; Twine
*Inspired by Triple The Sketch Sketch #47

Supplies: SEI Paper Pad - Dill Blossom; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Making Memories Tiny Alphabet Stickers - Chloe's Closet
*Inspired by an Emilie Ahern Sketch

This last page is one that I made for Mark for Father's Day. He LOVED it!!! The girls loved it too...they had tons of fun getting their hands painted, lol. ;)

Supplies: DCWV Paper; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot; Fiskars Heart Punches; Doodlebug Loopy Lou Alphabet Stickers - Lily White

Well that's it for now. I'll be back soon to share my layout for my Scrappin-n-Chattin' group's 24 hour challenge for this month. See you then! :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Cardabilities...I made it!!

I am SO excited to say that Karan chose me to be a DT member of Cardabilities for a second term!! I have had such an amazing time being a part of this great team, and I'm thrilled to be on the new one also. Thanks so much Karan!!

To see the DT announcement and the other lucky ladies that made it, pop on over to the Cardabilities blog and check it out. What a great day this is! :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cardabilities Reveal #5

It's that time again! Karan gave the Cardabilities DT another fabulous sketch for today's reveal and I just loved working with it. I'm really happy with how my card turned out...

Supplies: Basic Grey Paper Pad - Origins; Verve Stamp; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Slice; Slice Basic Shapes 1 Design Card; Fiskars Scallop Border Punch; Martha Stewart Heart Confetti Punch; Recollections Pearls

It's simple but sweet I think. :) Please take some time to go over and check out all the DT cards at the Cardabilities blog...they're amazing! We'd love to see you play along and share your creation with us too. ;) Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

EDLC - I'm out!

Well, I'm out of the EDLC. :( Yesterday was Madison's 5th birthday and we were on the go all day long! Last night when things slowed down, I had 45 minutes left to do my layout and I was just not feelin' it...I was BEAT! I didn't want to make myself create a page that I might not love just to get it done, so I sent my friends an email letting them know I was taking myself out of the challenge. I'm bummed that I didn't finish, but I had an AWESOME day with Mark and the girls, so I can't complain. ;) Thanks for going along with me on the ride. Hopefully the next time we have a challenge, I'll keep up! Here's a picture of my baby girl enjoying a yummy cupcake...

That face cheers me right up!! ;) Have a great day...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

EDLC Day #8

Today was another busy day for me but I had this morning free, so I had time to sit down and create a page. I've had this picture of Madison for a couple of months now and I'm so happy to finally have it scrapped! :) It's one of my favs...

Supplies: Cosmo Cricket Paper - Girl Friday; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Slice; Slice Fonts Design Card; Bazzill Flower; Prima Flower; American Crafts Button; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl

I can never get enough of that Girl Friday paper! Love it. ;)

Monday, June 7, 2010

EDLC Day #7

One week down! This challenge has been alot of fun, and it's definitely keeping me on my toes. ;) Today's been a busy day so I just did a quick 8x8 page for a gift album I'm working on for my mother-in-law. This is my hubby's niece Marybeth. Isn't she gorgeous??

Supplies: BoBunny Paper - Love Bandit; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Prima Flowers; Making Memories Button; K&Company Rub-on - Classic K McKenna; Making Memories Sanding Block

The light isn't so good outside right now, so hopefully I can get a better picture tomorrow. See you then! :)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

EDLC Day #6

I love today's layout!! We went to the beach for the first time as a family last summer and I'm just now getting around to getting some pages done. This is the second one, lol! Better late than never right? ;) These were some of my favorite shots of the first time Mark went in the ocean with the girls. Emily's actually been to the beach before (with my mom and sister) but it was Madison's first time, and she LOVED it! We're going back again this year and I can't wait...

Supplies: Fancy Pants Paper - The Daily Grind; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Basic Grey Chipboard Letters - Hip; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pearl; Making Memories Tiny Alphas - Ledger; Prima Flowers; American Crafts Buttons, Making Memories Sanding Block

Have an awesome Sunday everyone!! :)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

EDLC Day #5

It's Saturday...and I'm all ALONE! I still can't believe it, lol. Mark is at work and my sister Maryann came and got both girls to take them swimming. How cool is that? It's such a weird feeling! I guess I should get used to it with Madison starting Kindergarten next year though. ;) So anyway, here's my layout for today. I scrapped about my honey...

Supplies: My Mind's Eye Paper - Breaking Free; Fancy Pants Paper - The Daily Grind; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Slice; Slice Fonts Design Card; EK Success Border Punch - Diamond Lace; Fiskars Heart Punches; Bazzill Jewel Template - Borders; Recollections Pearls
*Inspired by
Creative Scrappers Sketch #98

Are we cute or what?!? ;) I definitely need to scrap more pictures of us together. Such important memories...

Well, I hope everyone enjoys their Saturday! I'm headed out to lunch with my other sis Amy in a little while...with no kiddos. :) We don't get many chances to hang together without them along so it's AWESOME. See you tomorrow!

Friday, June 4, 2010

EDLC Day #4

Well, I'm feeling somewhat better today so I was able to make my page, thankfully! I fell in love with this paper when I saw it, so I kept the page pretty simple and worked with the pattern I already had...

Supples: Fancy Pants Paper - Delight; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches; Recollections Pearls; Thickers - Daiquiri

I think my sweet girls are just so beautiful. They are both growing up way too fast! At least I get to enjoy them now while they're still little though. :)

The sun wasn't cooperating with me today so I'm sorry the pictures are a little washed out. I'll upload them again if I can get better shots tomorrow. ;) Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

EDLC Day #3

Another day of the challenge complete! I woke up feeling not-so-hot today, so I'm glad this one's done so that I can get some rest. Hopefully, whatever's got me down will go AWAY so that I can keep creating tomorrow. ;)

Supplies: BoBunny Paper - Love Bandit; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Fiskars Heart Punch Slice; Slice Basic Shapes 2 Design Card; Tim Holtz Grungeboard Alphabet - Mixed Minis; Making Memories Buttons; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Vintage Pink
*Inspired by Helen Croft's Sketch #21

Thanks for looking...have a great day. :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

EDLC Day #2

Another day done! One of the extra challenges this month in my scrapping group is to use paint or Glimmermist behind the photo on a layout. Well, I found an amazing layout by Julie Bonner, where she sprayed some Glimmermist behind her picture and it looks awesome! I decided to lift her design for my page but use paint instead, and I love how it turned out!

Supplies: SEI Paper Pad - Lovebirds; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Adirondack Paint Dabber - Espresso; Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch; Doodlebug Loopy Lou Alphabet Stickers - Bon Bon; Making Memories Tiny Alphas - Ledger; Recollections Pearls
*Inspired by Julie Bonner's layout seen in the post here on her blog

To get the paint to look the way it does, I dabbed my paintbrush into the paint and then flicked it down onto the page with my finger. Then I took a papertowel and very lightly dabbed some on the page in certain spots. I love the random, messy effect I got! ;)

See you tomorrow for day #3! Have an awesome day...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's time for another EDLC!!

My scrapbooking group, Scrappin-N-Chattin, has decided to have another every-day-layout-challenge like we did back in February. The difference this time though is that it's for 30 days instead of 15! I've decided to join in because I need a boost for my mojo, and it already seems to be working great for me. ;) Here's my layout for day #1...

Supplies: BoBunny Paper - Love Bandit; Heidi Swapp "Love" Stamp; Studio G Alphabet Stamps - Series 3; Colorbox Chalk Ink - Chestnut Roan; Craft Smart Ink - Chocolate Brown; Slice; Slice Basic Shapes 1 Design Card; Slice Basic Shapes 2 Design Card; Basic Grey Button
*Inspired by a sketch on the Creative Scrappers blog on 4/13/10

I sooooooooo love these pictures! My friend Amanda took them when we were over at her house for dinner one night. Since I'm always the one holding the camera, I don't get many shots of myself with the girls, especially special ones like these. I will always treasure them...

For the EDLC this month, our hostess Mel has encouraged us to use sketches for inspiration, and I think it's an awesome idea! I hope you'll find some inspiration from the ones I use. Wish me luck on making it the entire 30 days! ;)