Friday, May 29, 2009

Blog Candy!

I KNEW you could do it! LOL 500 hits on my blog! That is such a wonderful surprise for me! I appreciate everyone who has been checking in and playing along. And now, for the blog candy...are you ready?

It is a Basic Grey Bonanza! LOL One Basic Grey Tag album, a Baic Grey Clear word sticker pack (they are dimensional and really cool), 2 Basic Grey pocket tags and a stack of 6x6 Basic Grey designer papers.

If you would like to win this Basic Grey Bonanza, then simply put a comment on this thread and share your favorite Scrapbooking blog. Super easy. Make sure I know how to get ahold of you (ie: handle on the cricut boards...e-mail...ect.)

I will randomly draw a name on Sunday and will post the winner on Monday! Good luck!

New graduate and another challenge (DDDY #6)

Good morning my scrappy friends! I am now the proud mom to a kinder graduate. It has been a busy week getting ready for that moment, but it has come and gone now. My usually normal boy decided that during the ceremony would be a great time to become an attention diva. He jumped...he waved...he made the peace sign...rabbit ears on his neighbor. And getting his diploma? First it was a hat...then a paper airplane...then a hat again. Sigh. At least my pictures are interesting. LOL
Here is your Double Dog Dare You challenge for the next week: Mini album...with ribbon...using a color combo (that I rolled separately and then pulled markers so you can see what it is) of Orange Blue and Brown.

Good luck! This one promises to be a thinker. LOL I will have to see what I can come up with. Post to Mr. Linky so that I can see your beautiful creation...and if you have no where to post it (Pam) then you are free to e-mail it to me and I will post it here for you. Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Challenge completed plus you get to see my new nephew

You know I can't just post pictures of my nephew, Ben. I have to scrapbook them to show you. Here is my take on the challenge I posted yesterday (Blue, ribbon, one page layout).

And since my friend, Pam (we won't divulge her top secret nickname reasons, you know), doesn't ever post her beautiful work anywhere (yeah, crazy, I know...share, Pam, Share!). I am posting her version of this challenge here for her. Isn't Kayla so cute?

Can't wait to see what everyone else does! Don't forget to add your project to Mr. Linky.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

DDDY Challenge #5

Well, it feels like I have not posted in FOREVER! I have a new nephew and got to spend some time with him. It is hard being far enough away (several hours), so I can't visit regularly. So let's "blame" my absence on my sweet little Ben. And you CAN'T be mad at him. LOL

First off, let's get to today's DDDY Challenge #5. I rolled the die and here is what we have:

A one page layout using blue and ribbon. layout...I'll have to think about that one. :)

Wanna see some yummy goodness? Jo-Ann has a new set of paper from Kay and Company...300 pretty versatile sheets of patterned paper with a nice mix for either boy or girl projects. I heard through the grape vine to look at for a sale on this coming up.

So much to share with you after my absence! I have still been on a card kick, so here are my latest creations. LOL I did manage one layout, too.

I was hoping to spend some time creating tonight, but my husband sprained his ankle and will not be going to his meeting so we shall see. He might need some babying. LOL

Don't forget to post a link to YOUR take on my DDDY challenge #5. Don't be shy.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Yeah! My first Mr. Linky!!!

Congrats, Kristina! You were the first person to use Mr. Linky (isn't there a less juvinille name for that thing?) to show me that you tried the challenge! I love your Christmas layout! First of all, your girls are stunning! The way you did your title over the circle is very eye catching and I really like your clean, linear approach to the page. Beautifully done!

Since I appreciate that you took the plunge first, I am going to send you a fun collection of some of my favorite chipboard shapes as well as some fun Grungeboard Shapes! I hope you like them and have fun playing with them!

Here is a picture of what you will be getting very soon in the mail!

Double Dog Dare You Challenge #4

I'm so happy that so many of you have been checking out my challenges and I have even had a few comments, but where are my players? LOL Mr. Linky is getting lonely if no one wants to share their projects with him. I know, it is hard to be first, but I promise it will be worth it! (hint...hint)

Here is the Roll the Die Challenge for today:

Go to your favorite gallery or blog and look around. Find something new or interesting or something that speaks to you and scraplift it. Pretty easy! Then post the link to your project here and let me know where you got your inspiration from.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!

The selfish part of me wishes I could do a getaway for NSD and just relax and create. The mommy and wife part of me thinks that may never happen and that is okay. We had a youth activity today (garage sale scavenger hunt...very fun!) and then did a bit of browsing ourselves. Then it was make lunch for the kids...load the dishwasher and hey! What's that? Go to my office to play? Are you serious, honey? Wow! LOL He is a good guy. So here I am, playing along with Robyn's NSD challenges this afternoon and getting some me time. If you want to play along, just go to . It is not too late to enter her give aways and her challenges are for the next 48 hours, so give it a try. I will do what I can and will post them I finish them on this post.

Challenge #1 use brown and a pastel
inspiration: Mojo Monday #83
I needed a graduation card for our Pastor's wife who graduates on Mother's Day.

Challenge #2: Try Something New

Since I use pretty much everything I buy at some point (technique wise) I was stuck on this one until I remember that I am scared of Grungeboard. LOL Yep. It is true. I was excited to find it and brought it home and there it sits. Taunting'll mess'll ruin me.... So I thought I would give it a go. I used the cuttlebug on the heart and then inked it really well. The key is lightly inked with distressing ink and then I tried another new product that I have not used yet...Tatered Angels Glimmer Mist. Very pretty effect. Slight shimmer. Nice color. I like it. This card is for my hard working husband.

Challenge #3 : Kid's Scrapbook page or card

Okay, I have 2 kids, you know, so I couldn't make just one! Collin loves primary colors, so that is why I chose that style for his dinosaur card...and I call Isabel "monkey", so I couldn't resist this cute SCAL Sock Monkey cut that I found.