Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Page Maps Card Sketch....

I love PageMaps sketches and so I really had fun with this one...This is due December 12 and the prize is a wonderful package from My Little Shoebox so make sure you go over there and check it out...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

My friend Tanya from passed this award on to me! Thank you Tanya, I am honored!

By accepting this award I must complete the following tasks:
1). Thank and link back to the person who awarded me
2). Share 8 things about myself
3). Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered
4). Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

8 Things About Myself:
1. My favorite group is Journey...has been since 7th. grade!
2. I am stuck in the 80's music scene
3. My favorite color is green.
4. I love reality shows!
5. I have to have sour cream with my steak.
6. I love taking pictures...of anything!
7. I have lived in outside of Chicago all my life and never been to the Sears Tower.
8. My maiden name and my married name are the same...only spelled differently!

Now to pass this award on to 8 bloggers
1. Mary from
2. Laurie from
3. Catherine from
4. Carol from
5. Mandie from
6. Gerry from
7. Jess from
8. Megan from

Monday, November 22, 2010

First challenge for Scrap The Moments!

As you all read a few days ago, I was selected to be on the design team over at Scrap The Moments. It is a brand new challenge site offering new challenges all month long. Your challenge is to create a layout using something that you find around your house on the layout. For example, a ticket stub, receipt, business card, anything like that! You can use a photo as well, as long as you have something else on your page! Get creative!! Email entries to and spread the word about our awesome new challenge site! Layout is due Dec. 6.

The sponsor for this challenge is Catch the Moments Kits. The winner of this challenge will win their fabulous Retro Kit! I will post a photo soon. Go over and visit their site this week, they are having an amazing Thanksgiving week sale! Catch the Moments Kits I will post some samples from design team members all week! I am also going to start posting design team bios tomorrow, so keep checking back to learn about our fabulous team! Good luck and happy scrapping!

Here is my take on the challenge...I used a clothing tag from a pair of my daughter's jeans....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just a simple card....

I really struggle with making cards. To me they all end up looking the same and just too simple, so I promised myself that I would start working on them a bit more. I am going to try and make a card a day...starting with this one!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Great news!!

I am very excited to announce that I have been selected to be a design team member over at Scrap the Moments... - an awesome new challenge blog created by Devon Hickman. I can't wait to get to work on my first design team challenge! Devon also has a wonderful sister site (Catch the Moments) where you can purchase some fabulous kits. Check it out here...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

12 Hours of cropping and 12 hours of fun!

This Saturday I attended a 12 hour crop. Not so typical of myself. I have not been to an away crop for several years! I had such a hard time packing for this, especially since all of my stuff is in my scrapbook room organized in shelves and what not that are permanent fixtures. I did manage to have loads of fun, win a bunch of prizes(I won a raffle AND the grand prize raffle!)spend some much missed quality time with my sister and I got 3 pages done. I know that is not really a lot of scrapping, but if you know me....that is a TON! Here are the pages I got done.....

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Had some fun at the ACOT online crop!

Over the weekend A Cherry on Top held an online crop. If you have never been over there for one you should check out the next one. It is a whole weekend filled with games, prizes, challenges and a whole lot of fun! I had the honors of hosting a shift this time and let me tell you, I have much more appreciation for the CT's after seeing all there is to do...lots to do but it was really fun being on the other end. I really didn't get much done this go around. The first card I did was for a fast scrap that I was hosting. Make a mini christmas stocking for a card or tag. We could not use a pre-made one. I really like how this card came out.

The second card I got done was a shaker card. I wasn't going to attempt it at first because I really wasn't sure how I was gonna do the "shaker" since I had none of the right products, but then my brain started to whirl and I remembered that I had a few Buttons and Bling from Bo bunny(If you have seen the packaging you will know that it is PERFECT for a shaker card!) and whala! I have a shaker card!

There are a lot more challenges to do at ACOT right now. There are the monthly challenges, even though the time is up to submit challenges from the crop for prizes you can still go over there and use them for inspiration. Also, next week I will be putting some challenges up there for my guest spot as guest CT so go check it out!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Starting off the month well!

First of all I want to thank everyone who went over to Little Yellow Bicycle and voted for my project. All of your support landed me the second place spot! I can't wait to get these goodies...$150.00 worth of product...can you say "YAY!"
Second, I was asked to be a guest creative team member over at A Cherry on Top. What an honor! Part of guest CT duties are revealing a new product line. I chose to use Creative Imaginations Be Jolly by Golly line. This was a little hard for me since I really don't do too many Christmas layouts. The line really turned out to be fun to work with.....

ACOT is hosting an on-line crop this weekend, I will be hosting a shift so come on by and check it out....