Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What a Great Start for 2009

Finally, the time has come! I am so super excited to be the Guest Designer for the month of January over at Scrapbooking From the Inside Out. Rachel and Nancy have really been wonderful at allowing me to express my style, and enjoying it for what it is. I am thrilled to be joining them for this months scrapping emotion- PATIENCE. Make sure you check it out Here and to explore the site and all of its wonderfulness. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cards Are Fun!

Cards are becoming more and more fun for me to create. I couldn't tell you why- it could just be the holidays, and the excitement of making something from the heart. :) Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Just some recent layouts that I've done, wanted to share them with you!

Monday, November 17, 2008

In a Holiday Mood

I have been in the mood for Christmas crafts since Halloween ended...I am in love with the new paper lines, the fun embellishments, and (my personal faves) the tag pads by K and Company. I'm sure I'll get tired of card making, and Christmas themed LO's soon enough. But for now, I'm enjoying the fun of Christmas creations.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hello Ontario!

In my own little scrapping world, I am making some progress. It's fun to go from dreaming of doing to doing to finally getting overwhelmed with doing. Ha! Really- it is fun. I have an order for a 12x12 for a woman in Ontario, Canada. I have no idea how this woman found my website, because sometimes, I forget that I even have one! Things seem to be moving into a good direction for me...I find myself trying to buy time with people who request order info. I told a woman from NJ to look at the website again to check pricing and to decide what area she wants to scrap in. I don't think I've ever been happy to have a break from scrapping. But now that I have a pending order, I need to get to work. Just happy I've made it all the way to Ontario. :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

First Guest Designer Project

I finished up a little acrylic flip book for my first Guest Designer Project for Gauche Alchemy. For the photos in the album, I used the awesome 1950's magazine clippings that came in my kit from Amy. I tell you- these girls LOVE the vintage stuff. It's awesome! The clippings came from a playboy mag, and I was cracking up when I read satire section...While I was creating this- I was thinking, "What a fun era to be in!". You can smell the old in the magazine clippings, and that just takes you back even more. It's like creating with a piece of history. I'm pretty happy with how the album turned out- I've never done an acrylic book before, so this was a learning experience for me!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy:)

Just a card I finished up for my dad's 51st birthday. Can't believe he'll be 51 this year. He still looks like he's in his late 30's and acts like he's in his early 20's. Glad it's that way. He's never going to be "old" in my eyes.

Guest Designer for Gauche Alchemy

I am on top of the world! The awesome DT over at Gauche Alchemy has chosen me for a Guest Designer spot for the month of October. I am simply floored at the thought. Thank you Amy!

Now- you HAVE to go and check out the kits over on their site. Totally off the wall, beautiful and inspiring. Go get one! They have some sweet stuff happening over there, seriously. Make sure you check out their esty shop too!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Come Play With Me, & Win a RAK!

Hey Everyone! I got this idea from Alyssa, (awesome fellow designer for SC) and I thought it would be fun to give everyone a try! Send me an email at with your answers. If you get all of the answers correct, you'll be in the pool to win a fun fall-time RAK! Good Luck!

This is a simple play-on-words game where I give you the clue and you have to name the manufacturer. For example, a clue may be "chilly amphibian", and the answer would be Arctic Frog.

Here We Go!

1. spiffy bloomers
2. flower consonant
3. starry insect
4. standard blah
5. small cowardly transportation
6. A girl in the Alps trading stuff
7. spicy lady
8. hog anecdotes
9. picturesque course
10. shaped paper with nice scenery
11. royalty and her entourage
12. clever fantasies
13. imagination road
14. fiddling pigment
15. A girl in the Alps and her forgiveness
16. artsy diner
17. carton of looseleaf
18. one more than six nomads
19. patriotic arts
20. fall foliage
21. three insects in a carpet
22. creating recollections
23. my brain's ocular lens
24. fall after lunch
25. rosy doodle
26. This kind of donna
27. Old Cucumber
28. Coin Sable

Saturday, September 20, 2008

ATC Challenge

This was pretty fun, because I never seem to do anything but LO's. I think I'd like to do an entire series of ATC's (Artist Trading Card's) and use them as a RAK for the IDD challenge blog.

Monday, September 8, 2008

We were so excited to take pictures of Kain's first carousel ride on his birthday. He didn't really know what to think, but I'm sure he'll look back at these pictures and really love the idea of it. I had tons of fun planning this page out for the photos we took.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Woo Hoo!

I am super excited for the card's Nancy was giving away on her blog. They are super fun and super creative, and I can't wait to get them in the mail! Too I have to decide if I will really use them, or just keep them for my personal stash of fun things:)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fun News

Wow- A lot happening this week. Yay for all the challenge winner's from SFTIO! Audrey, Steph, and my personal fave Janine (because you're in NZ, and I love the way you talk:)) and ME! Feels fun to win another challenge, since I felt like I was lacking in creativity this month. Congrats to everyone! Here's a link to my winning entry for this month- More news- Just made my first design team and I am super duper excited. It will be a lot of fun to post challenges and see what other's can come up with. Can't wait for the 15 when I post my first challenge! Go to to check everything out. I'll leave you with a layout I finished last night after seeing some things from October Afternoon. I love how it came out! And it's always fun to do a LO without a photo. It keeps me up to date on my "art skills" :P

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Just Because

Just wanted to share this one with you...I liked how simple it turned out, and that I got the chance to use pink:)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Going Green

I have been enjoying the products from K&Company that are Eco-friendly. They've been using recycled paper to create a line of card stock, mat pads and chipboard. And K&Company isn't the only company on board. Daisy Bucket has a limited edition line of paper and embellishments promoting the world, encouraging us to care for nature. Totally adorable way to do our part in saving the planet.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

New Gallery

Trying to get my new gallery in picasa up and going...just have a lot of new layouts to add, and a lot of layouts to finish up. It's defiantly time for my album to have a face lift...I feel like I haven't added anything to it in the past four months. WAY TO LONG, since I've been making page after I'll be getting it all up soon! Yay!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

First Scrapbook Challenge

I have just won my very first scrapbooking challenge, EVER. Pretty exciting for me! I was very excited to see that I was in the winners circle. I've never submitted a layout for a "challenge" before, but it was a lot of fun finishing all of the challenge pieces, and putting them on the board. Check out my winning entry!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Some of the Cutest Paper Ever

Basic Grey is becoming one of my favorite paper lines, and here's why. They have come out with the cutest freakin' dinosaur paper I've ever seen. It's called Archaic, and it is all adorable! My favorite piece from the pack is this one- I love the faces. They make me laugh. I can just see this in Kain's book somewhere. Even though I just finished his "Kainasaurus" page the other day, I know I can fit this pattern in somewhere. Cosmo Cricket came out with a cute little piece too- has robots on it, and they also have funny faces. I'm an idiot, because paper makes me laugh. Wow, loser. I used the robot paper from CC to make Kain a new piece of "art" for his room. I love how it turned out.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Just Keeping Busy

I got some scrapping done today, which I didn't think would happen. Then I remembered I still had to put our anniversary page together. I was excited to use some new embellishments I had found. At the moment I'm just thinking of all those lucky duck LSS owners who get to be at CHA in Chicago. I'll get there one day! Hope you're having fun Rachel! I expect lots of peeks at all the new lines.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Just sharing my layout for the day. Finished this today while Kain slept.

Setting up Shop

How exciting it can be to be apart of a new forum...I have thought before that posting your ideas and thoughts no matter how pointless they are was....stupid. However, the scrapbook forum idea has really changed my mind about that. One in particular. I have found my forum home. Scrapbooking from the inside out is the best scrapping forum I have found so far. As I have been apart (a small part) of others in the past, I have come to find that none of them are as open and warm. I really do feel like I know the design team and the members. They are true supporters of what I am doing, and where I am going. They all have stories to tell and its really interesting to know that I'm not the only one scrapping about new shoes and my love of Popsicles. I had to share it with you. Please check it out, the design team is wonderful and you will love all of the work you see there! They have fun challenges, and fun topics that everyone can get involved with. I have set up shop there. Go see.