Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Challenge #11: Playing Favorites

The summer is coming to the end and I was just thinking of all the wonderful summer memories this year. Both the good and the bad. That lead me to look back at all the layouts I created over the summer. While I was doing this, Steve came over and looked at one in particular and declared: "This is my favorite layout you did this summer." Aww... thanks baby... it's mine as well.

Here is our favorite layout that I created over the summer:

Challenge: Send me your favorite creation that you did over the summer to earn a ballot for the $50.00 prize draw. send it to me at You can also link it below.

Due Date: Sept 30th
Draw Date: Oct 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Products: Basic Grey, Glitz Designs papers
Kustom Die Kuts heart shaped die
Jenni Bowlin butterfly
Prima Flowers & gems
Fancy Pants Glitter Cut Flourish
DMC Floss - black
October Afternoon alphas
American Crafts Thickers

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Challenge #10: Inspiration

There are so many fun and inspiring things out there. You just have to keep your eyes open to them. I find inspiration everywhere these days. In the music I listen to, the art I see around me, nature, patterns and colors in clothes and in peoples houses.

Below is a fun image I found when I was looking through Etsy:

I love the earthy colors, the cute playful character and the mushrooms. It has a nice juvenile, fun feel to it. What about it would inspire you today? The colors? The shapes? The character?

Challenge #10: Use this as inspiration on your next creation and email it to me at to earn a ballot for this months $50.00 gift card draw. You can also link it below.

Due Date: Sept 30th
Draw Date: October 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, September 27, 2010

weScrap iTeam Call

Don't forget to send in your applications. The deadline is tomorrow night!


Sunday, September 26, 2010

World Card Making Day

Come and join the weScrap iTeam gals as we make some cards and celebrate World Card Making Day!!

We have some stamps to give away and a card kit as well. There may be a few RAkK's along the way. I am also running a super fun Copic Card Tag. Sign up for the Card Tag for a chance to win a Copic Marker. For more details on the tag see here: Copic Card Tag

BLING A LING A LING: Pass the word and post in on your blog for a chance to win some Kaiser Craft Bling!! We all need some bling on our cards! Post the link below in this thread for your chance to WIN!!

Hope you can come and play. The fun begins this Saturday.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Challenge #9: Cluster It

It's my favorite time of the week!! This is when I get to reveal the latest, amazing sketch on the LCOM Sketch Blog!

The wonderful Rochelle Spears created this sketch as our Guest Sketch Creator:

Her challenge was to create your own flower.

Here is the layout I did using her fab sketch:

I decided to cluster my flowers together and combined some homemade ones with Prima and Sasafrass Lass. I hand cut some felt flowers and made a lace ribbon rosette.

Challenge #9: Create your own embellishment cluster on your next layout or card to earn a ballot for the monthly $50.00 gift card draw. You can email it to me at or link it below.

Bonus: Use the above sketch and make your own flower and link it on the LCOM Sketch Blog for a chance to win some lovely papers from Lucky 7 factory. I used some of thier papers on my layout above.

Due Date: Sept 30th

Draw Date: October 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Challenge# 8: Inspiration Challenge

I found this wonderful, bright art inspiration for you today.

Look at all the wonderful details in this artistic picture. When I look at it I see some georgouse flourish details and some cute little flowers, the bright, bold colors and the cool shading details.

I hope it inspires you to create today!

Challenge #8: Use this as inpsiration on a card or layout. Email your creation to me at to earn a ballot for the $50.00 gift card draw. You can link your creation below as well.

Due Date: September 30th

Draw Date: October 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Challenge #7: Title Challenge

I wanted to post a nice easy challenge for you today. How about a simple title challenge??

Here is a layout I did for weScrap using the last, lovely kit. I added a butterfly to go with the theme of my layout.

Challenge #7: Use the following title on your next layout or card: "Spread Your Wings." Then email your creation to me at to earn a ballot for the big $50.00 gift card draw. You can also link your creation below.

Due Date: September 30th

Draw Date: October 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Scrapfest Oshawa

I am sooooo excited because I can confirm that I will be at Scrapfest in Oshawa. I had received a wonderful email from Lisa asking me to come back because my pal Vicki wants me to TA with her for the weekend!! We had sooooo much fun together and shared the same bags under our eyes when the weekend was over.
I will be seeing alot of my scrappy friends, Kimber, Kelly, my pals at Scrapbook and Cards Today, my weScrap girls and many more. I will have to try and keep Dorrie under control. My friend Michele and I will be heading out first thing Friday to help Lisa and the gang set up.

Here are the dates and for more info head on over to the Scrapfest site! I hope to see you there!

Let me know if you will be there for the fun and festivities!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Challenge #6: Photo Collage

It's my favorite time of the week!! This is when I get to reveal the latest, amazing sketch on the LCOM Sketch Blog!

This week the lovely Renee provided this sketch:

Here is the layout I made using the sponsored Lucky 7 Factory papers we were given to work with.

Quote reads: "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world."
Challenge #6: I would like to see you make a photo collage on your layout. It can be all mumbled like mine or streamlined using a template. You must have a minimum of 4 photos and the size can be anything you like.
Email your layout to me at to earn a ballot for the $50.00 gift card draw. You can also link your creations below. The more challenges you do... the more ballots you get. Are you a follower?? The you already earn a ballot every month!
BONUS: Use this sketch as the base of your challenge and link it on the LCOM Sketch Blog for a chance to win some Lucky 7 Factory papers!
Due Date: Sept 30th
Draw Date: Oct 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Challenge #5: The Mask

One of the most fun techniques in scrapbooking happens to be masking!! I love any excuse to grab out my paints and mists. I love the results I get and even the mess I tend to make too.

Here is a layout I did recently where I used a Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen and three different shades of Glimmer Mist. It features a photo of my new sister and I taken at the wedding this summer.

I made a handmade tissue paper floral element and decided to thread some ribbon through my border trim. I had lots of fun making this layout.

I used my iTeam kit from weScrap for last month. There are still a few kits left so head on over to get yours today!

Challenge: Use a mask on your page or card. You can literally use anything as a mask these days. Leftover alphas, packaging laying around the house, mesh, tape even punched out shapes. get creative and have fun!
Email your creation to me at to earn a ballot for the big $50.00 gift card draw!! You can also link it up below. Earn more ballots by doing more challenges!

Due Date: Sept 30th
Draw Date: Oct 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

weScrap iTeam Call

I am looking forward to getting your applications! Check out the forum here: weScrap Forum


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Quote Challenge #4

I keep getting emails and messages from people requesting my old Quote of the Days. Well... that would be rather time consuming so I have decided to post a Quote of the Week instead. For daily quote inspirations head on over to weScrap where a new quote is chosen by the iTeam every week.

I have chosen the following quote that I found on Photobucket:

Challenge #4: I would love to see you use this quote as inspiration on a layout. If you do please link it below or email it to me at to earn a ballot for the Sept $50.00 gift card prize draw.

Bonus: Post your favorite quote below and if I use it this month you will win a small RAK from me!!

Due Date: Sept 30th
Draw Date: Oct 1st

Happy scrapping!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fast Times at weScrap Crop Reminder....


Inspiration of the Week ~ Challenge#3

Look at this stunning vintage photo:

Hope it inspires you to create something today!

Challenge #3: Create something based on the chosen inspiration and earn a ballot for the September $50.00 Gift online Gift Card!! Just email your creation to me at or link it below.

Due Date: Sept 30th
Draw Date: Oct 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back to School

We always love this time of year at our house. The girls and I had so much fun this summer playing, swimming and hanging out. I loved having the summer off to be with them. But... I think they were getting bored of me and wanted to see all their friends that aren't around during the summer. I believe we were all ready for the set routine that only school can bring.

We spent one last night staying up and watched a movie. I painted their nails as G-Force played in the background. Steve snoozed on the couch. and the dog lay beside Emmy on the floor. Then they went to bed dreaming of school.

Here are some quick pics I took of them before they ran away to school:

Just Chilling:

One Last Hug:

All Grown Up: Emmy and DD

Paige and her Back to School Bear:

When I took Paige to her school, she literally ran away from me to be with her friends. Sigh... they grow up too fast. Her teacher came up to me and said that he felt he won the lottery because He will now have taught all three of my girls and he just adores them all. Aww.... that's so sweet.

Share your back to school memories below for a ballot to the monthly draw. Link a picture for an extra ballot. Easy ways to earn a ballot for the $50.00 prize!!

Due Date: Sept 30th
Draw Date: Oct 1st


Monday, September 6, 2010

A Little Note.....

More information coming soon.... :)


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Challenge #2 ~ The List

One of the things I love to do is make lists. I am embarrassed to admit that I have a tendency to be somewhat forgetful therefor I make list out of necessity. I always have a pen and paper in my purse and I praise Apple everyday for inventing the iPhone!!

This time I made a list to put on my layout of Paige. I made a short list of 10 Things that I love about her. Of course I could easily have made the list go on forever!! She is such a joy to be around.

Here is the layout:

I had some lovely prima lace ribbon laying around and I used it to make a floral embellishment. I punched out a cardstock circle and added some liquid adhesive. I then literally just wound it around itself and placed it on the glue. I then added a stunning Websters Pages Sparkler that came with the kit. You get an entire package of these beauties in the kit! I also ran some felt through my Sizzix to make some felt flowers.

I used the lovely September Kit from weScrap called Urban Skies. It has such a soft color pallet to work with. Not only is it such a lovely kit but the prices on their kits are always close to cost!! The entire kit is $27.99.

To see other layouts using this kit from the iTeam members please check out the gallery. weScrap Urban Skies Gallery

Challenge #2: Please make some kind of a list to include on your next layout. Then email it to me at to earn a ballot for the Sept. draw. You can also link it below by using the Mr Linky. The prize is a $50.00 gift card to the scrappy online store of your choice!!

Due Date: Sept. 30th
Draw Date: Oct. 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, September 3, 2010

LCOM Sketch # 52

This week's amazing sketch was created by Ann!

Ann's challenge this week is to use two different kinds of stitches on your page.

Sketch #52

Here is the layout I created using this fun sketch. I used some pictures of my brother and my new sister on that were taken on their wedding day. I used some yummy Glimmer Mist and a funky Butterfly mask.

Paige found a couple great feathers at the pond where the wedding pictures were taken and I saved them in my purse. I used one of them on this layout. Thanks Paige!

The prize for September is an amazing package of brand new papers by Lucky 7 Factory!! If you use this sketch and challenge head on over to LCOM Sketch Blog and link it there for a chance to win the prize pack.

Challenge #1: Notice how I used hardly any papers at all on this layout. In fact, I only used leftover scraps for the background. For your first September Challenge I want to see you use up some scraps on your layouts. No big pieces. When you have your layout done please link it below by following the instructions or email it to me at

September Prize: A gift card valued at $50.00 to spend at your favorite online store!! I thought that with all the new and wonderful goodies flooding the stores that you may want to shop and get your hands on some of them!!

How To Win:

1. all my followers automatically earn a ballot every month.

2. Complete any posted challenge or game for the month.

3. Email or link your creations.

Due Date: Sept 30th

Draw Date: October 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

August Winners

Thanks again to all my followers and the wonderful creations you link on my blog and email me. I always feel so privledged when you complete one of my challenges and leave me a comment.

The winner of the August Main Blog Prize is.....

Rachel K!!

I also had a secondary draw of goodies and that winner is:

Pictures2Pages (Lisa)!!

Finally I had posted another comment challenge and the winner of that one is:


congrats Pictures, Images and Photos

Can everyone please email me your address so I can send your prizes out.

I have another fun, prize packed month ahead.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

weScrap September Kit ~ Urban Skies

We have a new and fabulous kit up at WeScrap this month. It went on sale today in the WeScrap Shop, called "Urban Skies". This kit is jam packed full of amazing papers and cool embellishments.

This great kit is now available to buy.

As always, no monthly commitments and ONLY $27.99!!!!!!!

For more info or to order this kit, check it out in our shop: weScrap Kits

Don't forget to check out the gallery on September 5th to see what myself, Victoria and Sarah created with this beautiful kit!