Thursday, February 25, 2010


Paper: Hambly Screen Prints
Rub-On: Scenic Route
Gold Foil: Thanksgiving Coffee Company
Flowers: Prima
Alcohol Ink: Ranger Terra Cotta, Gold Mixatives
Paint: Shimmerz Gold Glimmer

I created this layout for a class on alcohol inks at {SAS}sy Scrapbook University. Class is in session tonight at 9PM EST and features stamps! The other classes in this round of SSU feature chipboard, paper flowers, buttons and glitter. Members are welcome to complete these challenges at their own pace. Besides learning some awesome new techniques a charm is awarded for completing all 6 classes! Register for the message board and come join in the FREE fun!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

One In A Million

Paper: GCD Studios
Rub-On: Hambly Screen Prints
Mists: Smooch Spritz Silver Foil, Tattered Angels Patina

I created this layout for a collage challenge at NVS Girls. I love my daughter Claire so much! She really is one in a million.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Paper: Piggy Tales, Scarlet Lime
Alpha Stickers, Pearls: Prima
Miscellaneous: Buttons

I created this layout for {SAS}sy Scrapbook University. Claire had so much fun playing with Grandpa's bean bag chair over the Christmas holiday. Lucky for us there were two chairs, one for each of the girls.

The February SSU classes are a great place to learn new techniques and uses for you scrapbook stash. Come join in the fun at 9:00PM EST!

Mon. 15th - SSU 5: Class #1 Chipboard Creativity
Wed. 17th - SSU 5: Class #2 Making Paper Flowers
Fri. 19th - SSU 5: Class #3 Bring on the Buttons
Sun. 21st - SSU 5: Class #4 Getting Messy with Alcohol Inks
Tue. 23rd - SSU 5: Class #5 Glamming it up with Glitter
Thur. 25th - SSU 5: Class #6 Fun with Stamps


Paper: Sassafras
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Cardstock Stickers: Sassafras
Lace Trim: Prima
Pen: Zig Pure Brown

I created this layout for a February Get Sketchy Challenge at Scrapfreak. Claire after the Davidson Dash Fun Run with her medal. The journaling reads: You ran an entire mile and won a gold medal. I'm so proud of you! You were the youngest kid participating in the race. Everyone was cheering for you as you crossed the finish line. You're a superstar!


Paper: GCD Studios, Piggy Tales, Scarlet Lime
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Pen: Zig Pure Brown
Miscellaneous: Cardboard, Rhinestones, Flower

I created this layout for a February Get Sketchy Challenge at Scrapfreak. Scarlett is usually doing something crazy like climbing the furniture so I'm glad that I caught this rare shy moment.

Monday, February 15, 2010

XOXO Girls February Reveal

"I Love Music"
Paper: Jillibean Soup, Hambly Screen Prints, Prima
Adhesive Badge: American Crafts
Angel Wings Rub-On: Hambly Screen Prints
Pen: Zig
Miscellaneous: Feathers

Journaling: Music was my first love. Records. Tapes. CDs. They're all in my collection. I always find comfort in song lyrics and so many melodies bring back fond memories. This is a love that will last forever.

Join the XOXO Girls in their third challenge! Your challenge is to scraplift one of the Team O layouts (make sure to let us know who you scraplifted). To enter the challenge simply leave a comment with a link to the direct post where we can find your scraplift creation. For an even greater chance at winning you may scraplift more than one of the Team O layouts.

The XOXO Girls will be picking the monthly winner and this month our sponsor is Random Shenanigans. This gorgeous little notebook measures 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches, is covered with pretty pink polka dot fabric, and is quilted with a diagonal design and sweet little reproduction print yo-yo flowers! This notebook would be great for journaling, drawing, or sketching!

Also, since Valentine's Day is coming up soon the XOXO Girls are having a 2nd Blog Candy winner who will get a RAK from Lynnette's stash!

Check out the January Rebel's and tell us who you think should win the January Blog Candy. We're curious to see who you think should win!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Why I Hoop!

Cardstock: SEI
Paper: Prima
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Rhinestones: Gauche Alchemy
Pen: Sakura
Miscellaneous: Chlorox Bleach
Sketch: Sketchy Thursdays

I created this layout for the March Guest Design Team Contest at Sketchy Thursdays. I needed to show some 80s style on my layout AND feature black, white and hot pink. I don't think the 80s would have been as cool as they were without bleach, so I used it to make the circles on my layout! I grew up in the 80s and I remember hula hooping ALL THE TIME! This is why I hoop: It makes me feel like a kid again! It's fun! It's a great core workout! (Bye bye crunches!) I can burn 100 calories in 10 minutes! All the cool kids hoop!

Friday, February 12, 2010

I {Heart} U Sign

Chipboard Man: Scenic Route
Chipboard Alphas: American Crafts
Metal Heart: Colorbok
Paint: Making Memories in Red Wagon
Ink: Clearsnap ColorBox Fluid Chalk in Chestnut Roan
Mist: Smooch Spritz in Silver Foil
Glitter: Pink Paislee Pixee Stix in Licorice
Gold Chain: Gauche Alchemy
Miscellaneous: Cardboard

I created this sign for a Love Is In The Air Crop Challenge at From Here 2 Scrapternity. I think this little sign will be a great Valentine's surprise for John!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Love U

Paper: Sassafras
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Chipboard Flowers: Sassafras
Brads: Sassafras
Cardstock Sticker: Sassafras
Mist: Shimmerz Plum Pudding

I created another layout for the Sassafras Love Challenge. I thought it would be fun to try a monochromatic layout using the color purple, a color that I normally use when I scrap photos of Scarlett. This is just an everyday photo of Claire. I love this girl so much!

Monday, February 8, 2010

My Love

Paper: Sassafras
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Cardstock Stickers: Sassafras
Ribbon: Offray
Vinyl Hearts: American Crafts
Candy Dots: Pebbles
Crystal: Prima
Ink: Clearsnap
Pen: Sharpie
Miscellaneous: Cardstock, Mesh

I created this layout for the Sassafras Love Challenge. I actually had some old Sassafras Lass paper in my stash that I mixed with some newer Sassafras scraps. There are only a couple of things that I love more than Sassafras paper, my husband being one of them. The journaling is a favorite Judy Garland quote; For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Paper: Crate Paper
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Glitter Die-Cuts: Crate Paper
Rhinestones: Kaisercraft
Pen: Zig

I created this layout for a Freaky Friday Challenge at Scrapfreak. The journaling reads: Sister, we were not close growing up, but it really meant a lot to have you standing next to me on my wedding day. Now that we are both married with children of our own, we have grown much more close. I am proud to call you my sister, but also my friend. 12/27/2003.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dog Day Afternoon

Paper: Cherry Arte, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Prima
Pearls: Kaisercraft
Flower Sticker: DCWV
Ink: Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Notepad Paper
Based on a sketch by Jessica Bree

I created this layout for the February Sketch Class, Sketch #4 at Scrapfreak. This is my basset hound Scamp when he was just a puppy.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Yosef...I miss you!

Paper: Jenni Bowlin, Jillibean Soup
Alpha Stickers: American Crafts
Sticker: Basic Grey
Sweet Tweet Circle: Elle's Studio
Rub-On: Hambly Screen Prints
Metal Heart: Colorbok
Miscellaneous: Glass Beads

I created this layout for a Color My World Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. I took this photo of my nephew while I was visiting family in December. I miss this little cutie so much!

Easy Breezy Beautiful

Paper: Basic Grey, Crate Paper
Alpha Stickers: Paper Trunk
Flowers: My Mind's Eye, Prima
Brad: Imaginisce
Pearls: Queen & Company
Pen: Zig
Miscellaneous: Glass Beads, zippers

I can't believe how fast my little Claire Bear is growing up. I love this photo of her I took in October on Okloosa Island. She's so beautiful. My very own cover girl!

Driving With Grandpa

Cardstock: K & Company
Paper: Scribble Scrabble
Alpha Stickers: Paper Trunk
Journaling Stickers: Jenni Bowlin
Brads: Zva Creative
Flower Centers: Prima
Miscellaneous: Orange Flower, Buttons

I created this layout for a Scrapbook Play Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. This is my husband and his Grandfather. Isn't he a cutie!? He used to love driving around on his Grandfather's lap.