Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Who doesn't love Halloween??

This year was our first Halloween at our new home. We have been looking forward to it for weeks now. All the decorations were hung and set to go, loaded new batteries in the flasing lights and scary zombie dude, costumes set and hung up to wear and candy bought and hidden.

We didn't know what to expect being at a new neighborhood for Halloween so I made sure to buy lots of chocolate and candy. I wanted to make a great impression with the neighbors. Well..... I wish I knew that I would be stuck with almost ALL my candy at the end of the night. We had two kids at our house all night long and they were family!! Holy Hanna!!

I was complaining about it today at the post office and they someone told me it was because I lived in the North Ward now and people are seen as being ritzy and snooty. What.... I am not either of those. BUT... in retrospect.... most of thr homes in my neighborhood had thier lights turned off. In fact only two houses on my entire street had even decorated for Halloween. There aren't alot of kids in my neighborhood either. so, I guess it makes sense. I was just so disappointeed. One of my favorite things is to see all the little ones dressed in their costumes!!

Here are some Halloween Pics of my girls and Mandy. She is my other "Adopted Daughter".... maybe more like a little sister.

The Halloween Crew:




Hope everyone had a great Halloween!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

October 30th ~ LCOM Sketch Reveal

One of my favorite posts to make each week is to reveal the latest LCOM sketch. This week we had yet another fab sketch to play with created by Ally:

The challenge she posted was to use three things that started with the letter "B".

Here is my layout:

B- Bling
B- Broken China Distress Ink

Challenge:Use the above sketch for a ballot for my monthly prize draw. This will be for the November prize pack. Email your creation to me at to earn your ballot for the draw or link it below.

BONUS: Don't forget to use the above sketch and challenge to win a great prize from LCOM!! Just link it on the sketch blog for your chance to win.

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

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, October 29, 2010

Autumn Inspired Blog Hop

Welcome to the Fall Inspired Blog Hop for!
We are pleased to have you along this fine fall week. As you hop from one iTeam member to the next you will be inspired by all things fall related.

We have some prizes to offer and possibly some RAKs to offer up too! To be eligible for any of the prizes or RAKs please leave a comment for each designer as you go along your journey today. All prizes will be announced in the WeScrap forum on Friday November 5th. Prizes must be claimed no later than Friday November 12th.

Let’s hop along with our Inspiration Team from today…

Tara Thynne **You Are Here**Sue Sykes
Sarah Nolan
Fleur Smith
Allison Cope
One final stop in the WeScrap forums.

And here’s my Fall Inspired project that I’d like to share with you….

One of my favorite things about Autumn is how the leaves on the trees change colors and fall to the ground. The sounds of the girls laughter as they play amongst the leaves, throwing them in the air.

Here is a layout I created with a tree element. I wanted to make a homemade tree to put on my page. I had this fun picture of Emmy and DD in the leaves. I used this as my inspiration. I grabbed some Co-ordinations paper and sanded it to reveal the tree trunk texture. Next I grabbed some leaves stamps and stamped some leaves on some green paper. I also had a Prima Flower set and cut off the leaves. I popped them up on my tree. I added some glitter to a few of the leaves but, unfortunately, it doesn't show up in this picture.

Close Up 1:

Close Up 2:

Please leave a comment to win and then off you go to Sue's Blog to get inspired!

BLOG Challenge: Create a tree element on your next creation for a chance to win a RAK!! I have an extra set of leaves stamp too give away. Email it to me at to earn a ballot. You will also earn a ballot for my monthly draw!!

Due Date: November 15th

Happy Scrapping!


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Challenge #7 ~ Brighten My Day

The weather has sure changed around here quickly. The leaves barely changed color and instead literally died and fell to the ground. I missed the bright colors that I have seen in previous years.
In it's place we had had rain and lots of it!!! The days and weeks around St Marys have been grey and overcast. Dampness has set in and the days really do seem so much shorter when you don't see the sun.
Let's brighten things up with a layout!! I made the following layout full of bright, cheery goodness. I grabbed a few colorful pictures of Paige and built my layout from there.

Products: WRMK paper, Bo Bunny paper, Crate Restoration sticker, American Crafts Thickers, Prima butterfly, Kaiser Cratft gems, DMC Floss, Webster's Pages bloomer

Challenge: Brighten my day with a layout bursting with color. Email it to me at to earn your ballot for the monthly draw!! You can also link it below.

Due Date: October 31st
Draw Date: November 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, October 18, 2010

Challenge #6 ~ Repurpose

I don't know about you but I love to save my packages and reuse them later on a layout or card. Prima just keeps making such lovely and beautiful packages. I got these pretty roses from Prima and they came in a transparent package featuring some white doilies. Yummy... so sweet!!

I used some Crate Restoration paper that I bought online from Let's Capture These Memories, grabbed out some stamps and paint and made this layout. I love how the doilies add such a nice visual interest to my page.

Products: Crate Restoration Paper, Pebeo paint, prima crochet circle, alpha stickers, transparency doilies & butterfly. tattered angels stamps, Webster's pages journal card, american crafts thickers

Challenge: Keep a package from some scrappy related supply and repurpose it on your page. Email a copy of it to me at to earn a ballot for my monthly draw. You may link it below as well.

Due Date: October 31st
Draw Date: November 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Challenge #5 ~ Quote Me

It's time for a cute, fun quote challenge!!

Challenge #4: Please use the above quote on your next layout or card and email it to me at to earn a ballot for the monthly prize!! I will post a pic of the prize later this week. You can also link your layout below by clicking on the blue bubble and following the instructions.

Due Date: October 31st
Draw Date: November 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

weScrap Journey Kit Reveal

Take a look at weScrap's latest kit called: Journeys

Head on over and order yours today before they disappear and journey right out of the store.

Purchse kit or get kit Information: weScrap Kits

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Challenge #4 ~ Creative Scrappers Sketch

Hello everyone..... I am a happy girl today!!

Kristine at Creative Scrappers had asked me to participate in their 125th Sketch Blog Celebration!! I can't believe that they already have made 125 sketches on the blog!! Time sure flies.... I love how wonderful Kristine is and I have been a part of Creative Scrappers for a very long time now. It's fun to watch it continue to grow and evolve and I am thrilled for the girls.

Here is the official 125th Creative Scrappers Sketch:


Here is my layout that I made based on this fun sketch:


Close Up:



Donna Downey quote Stamp: "trust in your potential. enjoy the process, try something new, explore the possibilities, but most of all believe."

Products used: WRMK's stitched cardstock & Pattered Paper, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Marshmallow, Tattered Angels Chalk Mist, DD Quote Stamp, American Crafts Foam Thickers, Prima Paper, gem center, crochet circles, leaves and flowers. Peebeo paint, DMC Floss, Maya Road Pin, Websters Flowers Bloomer and Sparkler center

Challenge #4: Create a layout based on the above 125th Anniversary sketch and email it to me at or link it below to earn a ballot for the monthly draw. I am cooking up another great prize pack that I will post on the 15th when I get official confirmation!!

BONUS: Make sure to link your creation on the Creative Scrappers Blog for a chance to win a prize too.

Due Date: Oct 31st
Draw Date: Nov 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Challenge #3 ~ Vintage

I love it when I come across and old photograph and become inspired to create a layout. I found this old picture of my Dad with my Gran that was taken when he was a young boy. It is such a sweet, loving photograph and it just begged to be scrapped.

If anyone was lucky enough to scoop up the Chatterbox papers before they were discontinued... they make a perfect backdrop for your heritage or vintage layouts.


I have to tell you how happy I was to hear that Melody Ross is still creating lovely paper lines!!

Challenge #3: Create a vintage or heritage themed layout and email it to me at or link it below to earn a ballot for the monthly prize draw.

Due Date: Oct 31st
Draw Date: Nov 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, October 8, 2010

Challenge #2 ~ Gate Fold Card

I made this tutorial for the weScrap World Cardmaking Day and wanted to share it with you guys too:

Hello card makers!! I am going to briefly explain to you how to make a Gate Fold Card.

Gather up your supplies.
patterend paper
score tool/bone folder
Pop Up foam dots

1. start by cutting your cardstock 4 1/4 by 8 1/2. You are going to make a square card.
2. Score at 2 inches in from both sides. I did mine slightly over as my cutter wasn't cutting straight. grrr..


3. Fold flaps in.


4. Make some outside panels. My pink cardstock measures 2x4 inches and the pattered paper measures 3 3/4x1 3/4. Make a panel for the inside of your card measuring 4x4 inches. Adhere your panels.


5. Tie a piece of ribbon to the right side of your card.



6. Make your sentiment or embellishment and use pop up foam dots applied to the let=ft side only.


7. Put into place on the left side of your card. It should hang over the edge to reach the other side of the card.

8. I added some letter stickesr for my sentiment.

Viola!! My finished card:


[B]TIP:[/B] Don't forget to include the inside of the card when you design it. It just makes it look prettier and finishes off the card. It's nice to dress up your envelope too with matching papers or stamped images.
You can also adapt this to make a regular sized card by starting off with a 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 base.

Challenge #2: Make a Gate Fold card and email it to me at or link it below for a ballot for the monthly blog prize.

Due Date: October 31st
Draw Date: November 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Challenge #1: Inspiration

How about we start off with a simple color inspiration this month. I found these cute painted frames and thought the colors would make a lovely layout:

Remember to always keep your eyes open because inspiration is everywhere!!

Challenge #1: Use the above color combination to create a layout or card and either email it to me at or link it below. You will earn a ballot for the monthly prize draw for every challenge you do this month and 1 ballot for being a follower.

Due Date: Oct 31st

Draw Date: November 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bling a Ling a Ling Winner!!

Thanks girls for posting about the past weScrap World Cardmaking Day Crop on your blogs.

Emmy chose the winner this time and that lucky winner of some Bling is......

Victoria Lau !!

Please send me your address and I will mail out your bling.


Monday, October 4, 2010

September $50.00 Gift Card Winner!!!

I apologize for being a few days late with the announcement. I had a terrible sinus infection and I am only now starting to feel better.

Thanks again to everyone for all the inspiring creations you sent in and linked up. You really outdid yourselves this month and I hope you are proud of all your creations.

I placed all the names in a hat and Paige drew the winner......


congrats Pictures, Images and Photos

You have won the $50.00 gift card this month!! Just email me to claim your prize at . Happy shopping!!

Another month of challenges begins tomorrow so check back.