Saturday, June 30, 2012

Moments To Celebrate

Hi there my friends...I'm baaaaaaack!! ;) I decided to get crafty after all today and created this layout for my sister...

Supplies: Basic Grey Konnichiwa Collection - Lucky Cricket, Good Afternoon, Jiko, Pagoda; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - It's In The Details, The Family Circle; Fiskars Flit On By Punch; Basic Grey Button; Twine; CK Alis Hand Font

I've already scrapped these pictures for myself (here), but when I posted my page, my sister got all excited and said she wanted one too! I used the same collection for her page but went with a different design and took my inspiration from the latest Basic Grey sketch (which totally rocks). I really like how it turned out and hopefully she will too! ;)

Thanks for stopping by again today...I love my visitors!


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Basic Grey - 6/25/12 Sketch
ScrapFIT - Polaroid
Unique Crafters - Buttons

MMD Sketch #20

Good morning my friends! I have a FABULOUS sketch from Miracles Momma Designs to share with you today that I adore. Heather really hit it out of the park with this one!!

Supplies: Studio Calico Take Note Collection - Protractor; Crate Paper Paper Heart Collection - Love Letter, Cupid, Define, Delicate; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; ColorBox Chalk Ink - Gray Whale; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Clay; Studio Calico Stamp Set - Heyday Thoughts; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Simple Joy; Technique Tuesday Stamp Set - Good Times; EK Success Embossed Curve Border Punch; EK Success Scalloped Circle Punch; Fiskars Circle Punch; Stampin' Up! Heart-to-Heart Punch; Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter; AC/Amy Tangerine Thickers - Goodness; Throw My Hands Up In The Air Computer Font

Seriously, could the sketch rock any more? ;) As soon as I saw the sun on it, I knew I wanted to use this amazing sheet of Studio Calico paper as my background. I've been hoarding...errrrr, saving it for a really long time and this turned out to be the perfect time to use it! I cut out every other set of rays and backed them with different patterned papers. I've seen a few different scrappers do this (one of my favorites being Sophie can see her page here), and have wanted to try it for myself for a while now. It's definitely a cool technique that I plan on trying again!

I am so in love with how this page turned out! The picture is SO precious to me because it's the very first time I held my daughter Emily. I had a C-section so I only got to look at her in the operating room and then it seemed like FOREVER before I finally had her in my arms! I will never forget that moment, and I'm so thankful to have this sweet photo that's now a beautiful layout that captures it for me.

Make sure you drop by Heather's blog and check out what the other DT members made...awesome I tell ya!

Thanks for taking a minute to stop by for a visit today! I may be back later if I get crafty...there are a few challenges ending today that I wanted to try so we'll see. ;)


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Scrap It Girl - Punches
The Paper Bakery - Circles
Scraptastic Club - Get Messy
Frosted Designs - Circles

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sketches In Thyme #82

Good morning!! I have a new sketch from Sketches In Thyme to share with you today and I'm betting you'll love it...

Supplies: Pink Paislee Prairie Hill Collection - Spool, Country Meadow, Sun Spot; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Classic Calico, Custard, Overdue; AC/Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Roller Date Stamp; EK Success PSN L Butterfly Punch; Fiskars/Jenni Bowlin Tab Punch; K&Company Handmade Chipboard Alphabet; Making Memories Button; Twine; Just Act Casual Font

Can you see all the amazing ways you can use this and make it your own? It rocks! I decided to take my inspiration from the left side of the sketch for this page about my daughter Emily. This is a girl who is NEVER quiet and who doesn't like the quiet in any way, so this shot of her just sitting and enjoying nature really touched me. I absolutely adore her. :)

Be sure to take a minute and head over to the Sketches In Thyme blog to see what the other DT ladies'll see some amazing work! Thanks for stopping by today...


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Unique Crafters - Buttons

Saturday, June 23, 2012

A card share...

Wow it has been a really LONG time since I've shared a card with you on here! I just haven't had ANY mojo for cards lately though, ugh. Luckily for me, there's a great card sketch over at Artful Delight this month that inspired me!

Supplies: Crate Paper Paper Heart Collection - Define, Cupid, Delicate, Love Letter; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Loving Words; EK Success PSN L Butterfly Punch; Stampin' Up! Heart-to-Heart Punch; We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

I created a DT layout yesterday (which goes live on the 30th!) and when I was done I made some super cute embellishments with all of the tiny leftover scraps...

It only took me about 15 minutes to make these 10 embellishments and now I can just pop one on a project at any time. It rocks! I'm planning on doing this from now on because it saves me time plus uses up my scraps (which is always a good thing because I have WAY too many). ;) What do you do with your scraps?? I'd love any tips or tricks to use up some more of mine so feel free to share!


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Artful Delight - Card Sketch
Simon Says Stamp - Show A Bit Of Brown
The Paper Bakery - Handmade Embellishment
Frosted Designs - Make Your Own Embellishment

Friday, June 15, 2012

MMD Sketch #19

Hi friends! Before I share the new MMD sketch with you, I'd like to announce my winner for the SNC Furever Friends Blog Hop! I went to and the lucky number is...

#1 is Teenabugg38 who said "Wow! Such a beautiful page!!"

Congrats to you!! Please send me an email (the link is on my profile page) and let me know where I should mail your prize!

Thank you all SO very much for hopping along with the SNC girls and leaving such wonderful comments for all of us. I hope it was a fun and inspirational time for you!


And now it's time for me to to share another fabulous sketch with you from Miracles Momma Designs!! Heather really packed this one full of layers and some amazing details...

Supplies: October Afternoon Paper - Sidewalks (Hide and Seek, Jump Rope), Modern Homemaker (Cherry Pie), Thrift Shop (Near Mint); Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Love, Ali; AC/Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Roller Date Stamp; EK Success PSN LE Circles Border Punch; Stampin' Up! Heart To Heart Punch; Martha Stewart Large Circle Cutter; MTF Kim Font

I turned the sketch to work with my picture and I think it turned out great! I absolutely love this shot of my hubby and daughter napping together. It was the perfect chance to write some journaling for him, and he loved it. :)

If you have a minute, be sure to head over to Heather's blog and check out what the other DT girls created with the sketch...they all do amazing work! ;) Have a great day!


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Two Peas - October Afternoon
Simon Says Stamp - Photo Inspiration
Scrap It Girl - Punches
There She Goes Clear Stamps - Circles

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sketches In Thyme #81

If you're here for the SNC Blog hop, please click here!


Hello friends! I've got a new Sketches In Thyme sketch to share with you today that's really amazing...

Supplies: Basic Grey PB&J Paper - Hip Fab, Picnic Basket, Fluffer Nutter; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Studio Calico Mister Huey - Calico White; Ali Edwards Stamp Sets - Life In Pictures, It's In The Details; Fiskars/Jenni Bowlin Tab Punch; American Crafts/Amy Tangerine Thickers - Muse; Studio Calico Wood Veneer Butterflies; Shadows Into Light Font

Isn't that just awesome?? You could use this sketch in SO many ways! It was perfect for these two super cute pics of my girls that I took last month. Both spur of the moment pics that turned out so great and really show who they are! They were screaming to be scrapped together. ;)

Make sure you go by the sketch In Thyme blog today and check out what all of the other DT gals did with the sketch...I'm sure you'll be inspired! Thanks for stopping by. :)


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Basic Grey - Flickr Friends (Chevrons)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Monday, June 11, 2012

SNC Furever Friends Blog Hop!!

Good morning! Welcome to the "Furever Friends" blog hop :)

If you've arrived from Kristie's Blog then you're in the right place! If you're just stopping by and would like to do our hop, you can visit Suzanne's Blog to start from the beginning. Everyone is sharing projects and offering up goodies! Here is the hop order in case you get lost along the way...

Suzanne - Scrap With Suzy
Kim - Me Ma Kim's Place
Sandi - Slightly Off Center
Kristie - Scrap, Color, Read and Repeat
April - Scrapper Forever (You're here!)
Sue - The Scrappings Of Sue
Abby - Midwest Memories

You don't want to miss the "furry" projects we have for you, as well as chances to win some awesome blog candy! There are 7 of us in the hop who are all members of a Yahoo group Scrappin N Chattin. SNC is an email forum where we share our love for scrapbooking, as well as our everyday lives with each other. We like to talk ALOT (I mean we are a group of women, lol!), but please don't be intimidated by the amount of emails that come through our message boards because we have tons of fun! There are a lot of fun activities, challenges, and prizes each month to jumpstart your creativity and keep your scrappin' goals. As you go through the hop, you'll learn more about each of those activities.

I'd like to tell you about our 24 hour challenge, which I host each month. It's a challenge based around using a favorite collection with a sketch and creating a layout in just 24 hours. The fun part is that the collection and sketch you use is a surprise! Each person that plays chooses 3 collections that they'd like to work with and posts them into our database. I then post a message listing those collections along with 3 sketches that I've chosen for that month, along with a list of players which will choose a collection and a sketch for another player. If you get your layout done in the next 24 hours, you get entered into a drawing for a great prize! Fun right? All of the ladies in the group that play each month really seem to enjoy playing along in the challenge. :)

If you like the sound of our group and would like to check out what we're all about, you can visit our homepage here and have a look around. If you decide you'd like to join, we'd be absolutely thrilled! We love meeting new people. :) We also love blog hopping and and sharing inspiration, and for today's hop, we each created a "furry" project. Since we don't have any pets in our house (YET!), I used this super cute picture of my daughter Madison carrying around some of her stuffed animals, which she always has in hand...

Supplies: Basic Grey PB&J Paper - Daisy Mae, Raspberry Jam, Whole Wheat; Tim Holts Distress Ink - Walnut Stain; Ali Edwards Stamp Set - Bring On The Love; EK Success PSN L Butterfly Punch; EK Success Embossed Curve Border Punch; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Studio G Brads; Just The Way You Are Font

She wants a puppy SO bad but we can't have pets where we currently live. We've promised to get one when we get a house with a nice yard though, so thankfully until then she has plenty of stuffed babies to keep her company! ;)

Oh, and this wouldn't be a great blog hop without CANDY! Here's what you can win just for leaving a comment on my blog post (open to US only because of shipping costs)...

I just love candy don't you?? ;) All of the blog candy winners will be announced on Thursday so be sure to get your comments in before then! Also, be sure to leave me an email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner here. Thanks so much for stopping by today...I hope you visit again soon! Your next stop on the hop is Sue...


I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Artful Delight - Sketch
Punky Sprouts - Photo Inspiration
Scrap The Girls - Use An Outside Picture
Basic Grey - Flickr Friends - Chevrons