Sunday, November 29, 2009

4X6 Photo Challenge

You have probably noticed by now that I use alot of 5x7 pictures on my layouts or wallet sizes. I tend to have shied away from using 4x6 pictures. I am not sure why, but I always have. Looking back at my layouts I see that I have never, really used them.

I challenged myself to create a layout using two 4x6 pictures. Why?? Well, I accidentally printed off two pictures in a 4x6 format and didn't want to waste them.

Here is the resulting layout. I loved the papers I used with this layout. It came with a kit from weScrap. They have been putting out some amazing kits lately.

Thee are my girls. These photos were taken after a big play out in the rain. I had asked them to stay still for a photo but they had a serious case of the giggles. I am thankful that they did because I just loved these pictures.

Challenge: Create a layout using at least two 4x6 photos. Email it to me at to earn a ballot for the Sizzix Embossing Machine. I keep staring at this lovely machine and I am dying to send it out to some lucky girl.

Due: November 30th

Happy Scrapping!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

LCOM Sketch Blog Reveal & Challenge

Wow... we had such an amazing sketch this week too work with. Guylaine made it with lots of lovely layers. I knew as soon as I saw it just what I was going to create.

The following layout I created features Paige and a Gerber Daisy that won her first prize in her age category and second in show at the Agricultural Fair a couple years ago. She was just so proud of herself and I was proud too.

Quote: "Dont hurry, don't worry. You're only here for a short visit. Be sure to stop and smell the flowers." ~ Walter C. Hagen

I created a tag to jounral on. I sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist because I love an excuse to use it! It was a great way to tell the story behind the photo without cramming it on my layout.

You can view the sketch on the Let's Capture These Sketches Blog and see the other amazing creations.
Challenge: Head on over to the LCOM Sketch Blog and use Guylaine's sketch as the foundation of your next layout. Then email it to me at to earn a ballot for the Sizzix Embossing Machine. Also, load it in the LCOM Gallery under the Sketch Blog Folder and you could win a prize there as well!!
Due: November 30th
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy US Thanksgiving & Challenge

I would like to wish all my American friends a Happy and Joyous Thanksgiving!! I hope you enjoy your time spent with your friends and family.
Thankful Quotes:
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder
Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live. ~Jacqueline Winspear
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.~Oprah Winfrey
Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is change our perspective of your day and your life.~Oprah Winfrey
Challenge: Think about 5 things that you are Grateful for in your life right now. Now post them on your blog for one ballot for the draw. You can provide a link below or email me at to earn your ballot.
BONUS: Create a layout based on your 5 Things to earn 2 extra ballots!! Then email it to me or link below.
Due: November 30th
Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Over The Top & Challenge

Apparently ....... my blog is..... Over the Top!!
Both my friends Ally and Calia tagged me. It's so awesome to have great friends.
So what I have to do is respond to the following phrases with just ONE word!! Should be interesting to say the least!
Where's your cell phone: Hip
Your hair: Shiny
Your mother: Loving
Your father: Loyal
Favorite Food: Bread
Dream last night: Amusing
Favorite drink: Juice
What room are you: Office
Hobby: Scrapbooking
Fear: Sharks
Where were you last night: Studio
Something that you aren't: Organized
Muffins: carrot
Wish list item: money
Where did you grow up: Everywhere
What are you wearing: Deoderant
Your pets: Dog
Friends: Crazy
Something you're not wearing: Tattoo
Favorite store: Lush
Favorite color: Blue
Last time you laughed: Today
Your best friend: Ally
Place you go to over and over: Kitchen :)
Person who emails you regularly: Ally
Favorite place to eat: Restaurant lol
That was fun!! Now I have to pass it on to some of my blogger friends!!
Now girls, you have to do the same thing I did!
Copy this into a new blog post and answer each phrase with one word!
Then tag some of YOUR scrappy friends!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Visit the blogs of these gals for some great inspiration!!
Challenge: Vistit my girlfriends blogs and leave a comment on each and leave a comment here as well to earn an easy ballot for the Sizzix draw!
Due: November 30th

Monday, November 23, 2009

Challenge #3 ~ Altered Background

Sometimes you get a sheet of paper and you are just not sure what the heck to do with it. The color may be a little off, a little too bright or a little too busy. What do you do? Well, you don't throw it out, you change it!!

I had a sheet of paper that I loved the design of but, the color was wrong for my photos and the layout I had envisioned in my mind. So, I set out to alter it. I grabbed some amazing metallic gold paint by Pebeo that I got at Macpherson Arts and Crafts her in St Marys. I dabbed some on a foam brush and my green paper ended up taking on a completely new look. It now had a lovely gold tone to it. Such a beautiful golden shimmer. I loved working with this paint because it is so smooth to work with and dries quickly. This is a big thing for me as I am a time crunched scrapper and not a very patient one either!!

After I stepped back and looked at it, I decided it needed something more. I grabbed the wonderful Bo Bunny Delilah stamp set that came with the October kit at weScrap and randomly stamped flower images in green ink. I am thrilled with the finished product! Here is Paige encased in gold shimmer and flowers:

The only drawback is that it is hard to take a good photo of a layout with metallic paint. lol
All products on this layout are from the weScrap Kit except for the metallic paint which can be purchased at Macpherson's Arts and Crafts online.
Challenge: I would like to see you alter a piece of patterned paper. You can ink it, sand it, stamp it or paint it. Just make it different some way. Then email it to me at to earn a ballot for the wonderful Sizzix prize!
Due: November 30th
Happy Scrapping!


How about a sneak peek at the latest December kit at weScrap. The iTeam is working with the godies right now and look for the full iTeam Reveal on the 5th of December!! I must say that this kit rocks!! I had alot of fun putting it together with Ally.

**I will be back to posting challenges this afternoon. I have been really, truly sick and my little angels too. I am ready now to put you all to work for the wonderful Sizzix Embossing Machine.**


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wanna Win a Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine?

Guess what this month's Blog prize??

I have a wonderful prize to offer this month. I just loved this so much that I bought two of them. One for me and one for a lucky blog reader. Wanna win a Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Machine??

All you have to do is complete any blog challenge that I post this month for a ballot for the random draw. If you follow my blog then you already earn a ballot every month. You will have until November 30th to complete the challenges and games that I post.

I will be loading a lot of challenges before the end of the month and maybe a game or two. Lots of chances to earn ballots.

This has been on my wishlist for awhile now!!

Challenge #3: Post what is your number one choice on your wishlist right now below. You will earn a ballot just for sharing what you really want to see Santa bring you for Christmas.

Due Date: November 30th
Draw Date: December 1st


Challenge #2 ~ Blooming Petals

I just love to add flowers to my layouts. That is one of the many reasons I love having girls. All these wonderful excuses to use them. BUT, sometimes I can't find one that seems to fit with the layout I am creating.

I received this amazing kit from weScrap to design with. Their November kit was awesome.... totally awesome! All the lovely earthy colors were so beautiful. However, I don't have any ready made flowers to use on my layouts to match. What is a girl to do but make her own!!
Earth Love Kit:

Here is my layout of Emmy using this kit. I made the two flowers on this layout. I loved how they turned out. Creating your own flowers guarantees a great coordinating creation.

Challenge: Create your own coordinating flowers. You can use anything you want to make your flowers. I would like to see at least one homemade flower on your layout or card! Email it to me at to earn a ballot for my monthly blog draw. I have a great prize for you this month. I'll post the picture and details later today when I get home from work. :)

Due Date: November 30th
Draw Date: December1st
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Limited Edition Christmas Kit ~ weScrap exclusive!

Our latest in our series of Limited Edition Kits!!

Exclusive for Christmas 2009 and ONLY $16.99!!!

Quantities are limited! For more info or to purchase this kit click on the following link and scroll down: weScrap Kits
Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Turtle Crop

My friend Anne Marie is getting all geared up at The Scrapping Turtle for their next online crop. Hope you will join us:


Saturday, November 7, 2009

Let's Capture These Sketches ~ Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the CAPTURE THESE SKETCHES blog hop!!!

Didn't know it was going on? No problem! Please feel free to join in anyway!

To start, please go to the sketch blog .Visit each of the blogs in the order given! Leave a comment on each blog and return to the sketch blog. Leave a comment there telling us you have completed the blog hop and your name will be put into a draw for some fun goodies by the blog sponsor Let's Capture Our Memories! Along the way you may also have chances to win prizes from the individual blog owners, so make sure to read each blog post!!

Here is the blog hop order!!

Sketch Blog

Tina's Blog

Guylaine's Blog

Calia's Blog

Lynne's Blog

Darlene's Blog

Tara's Blog

Ann's Blog **Your next stop**

Allison's Blog

Susan's Blog

Back to the Sketch Blog

I incorporated my Picture with 10 Random Facts about me in the following layout. The sketch was made by Tina and it was so awesome to work with!!

Random Facts:

I am a messy scrapper

I like to dance around

I love a good glass of wine

I like to laugh at myself

I love a good glass of wine

I am a dog lover

My favorite color is blue

I am a little bit lazy

I cry at movies

I am a great Mom

BONUS: If you use Tina's sketch for your next layout email it to me at to earn a ballot for a random RAK from me.

Due Date: November 30th


Friday, November 6, 2009

Blog Hop Delay!!

I just wanted to let everyone know that the Blog Hop at Let's Capture These Sketches has been delayed until tomorrow ~ Saturday at 8pm.

I hope you can all make it and join in the fun!


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Join Me Tomorrow!!!

Come and join the me in a fun filled Blog Hop and meet the latest Sketch Team at Let's Capture These Sketches and win a prize!!

See you there!


7 Gypsies Binderie Winner!!!

I must apologize for the delay. I have had a house full of H1N1 Flu and we are only now getting on the road to recovery.

Thanks again girls for all the lovely creations that are in the Slide Show and all the wonderful thought when I had to put my dog down. All those people who sent me warm wishes were all given a ballot as well.

I am thrilled to announce the winner of the 7 Gyspsies Binderie now. I had my darling Paige pick the winner out of a pretty Barbie Basket. I promised her I wouldn't take her picture because she is still so fevered.

The name she picked was

Gisele Julien!!!!

Congrats Gisele! Please send me your address and I will mail out your Binderie!!

Another month is about to begin. Look for more great challenges, a few tutorials and some games as well. Oh... and another great prize!

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, November 2, 2009

Free Jessica Sprague Class!!

Check this out!! Registration begins today. I'll be playing along.