Monday, January 31, 2011

Don't you know me at all?

I created this from Creative Scrappers sketch #140.

Journaling reads: I am an ice cream girl and totally not impressed with this cake. Don't you know me at all?!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Journaling Junkie: Resolutions

I chose a simple resolution for the year... love more. Here is the layout that I made for it, in the style of Susan Weinroth.

Play along with us!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

One hour layout challenge

Practical Scrappers held a one hour challenge tonight based on a sketch. This is what I came up with...

It took me 37 minutes (and I think half of that was spent cutting out the inside of the diecut)!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

First Snow Day

I have no idea why I had never done this layout before (DS is now 8!!), but I just love these pics from when he was 2. I used the Crate Paper Snow Day collection, flock, crackle paint, Stickles, and glass beads to highlight the snow because this Paper Trail Makers challenge said to. :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Like Brother, Like Sister

I completed this layout for challenges over at XOXO (a lift of Lisa Watson, challenge sponsored by Sweet Peach Crop Shop) and PageMaps. All materials are from Sassafras.

The baby versions of my oldest and youngest resemble each other so closely that I just had to make a page about it!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Scrapdango January reveals

I am SO honored to have had the opportunity to play with the Scrapdango January Sugar kit as a guest designer this month.

I used almost the entire kit and two sets of add-ons. Seriously... I have only scraps of paper left (and not even that many!), some alphas, a couple Pink Paislee glitter stickers, and some Smootch Spritz that was part of the add-on. THAT'S IT! The entire package was awesome!

Go grab yours now... I'll wait. :)

You saw one layout made with the kit in yesterday's post. Here are the rest of my reveals...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Scrapdango Library Crop

This is my challenge for the Scrapdango Library Crop.

I WAS going to have you take a layout that you had done and weren't happy with and re-do it because I have a lot of my old ones that I don't like and wish I'd done differently.


In the end, I just couldn't change them.

SO, I would like for you to just OLD photos (remember, this is a History challenge!) in a newly-created layout.

Here is my example {using the *amazing* Scrapdango January Sugar kit! Woot woot!}:

You have until January 23rd to complete this layout and link it in your sign in thread to earn one draw for a fabulous prize... so HURRY!

Tomorrow I'll share the rest of my Scrapdango reveals for this month!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January Scrapbook News & Review

I'm having five layouts published this month:

Spring Walk
Family Meeting
Etched on My Heart
Ain't She Sweet

This issue will be released Sunday night at 8pm... check it out!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

First Reconciliation

My oldest has his First Reconciliation service tonight.

At a parent retreat in the fall, one of the activities was to write a letter to you child. But I could't just give him a LETTER!

So I made this layout, with notes from both my husband and I, inspired by all of the stained glass windows at our church.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Last year, I made a calendar through Snapfish.

I couldn't get my act together in December to do that for this year. But, with all of the scraps that I have, I cut up last year's calendar page, added new pics, (rearranging the days, obviously) and had this up in minutes.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas layout

These pictures are from Christmas of 2009. I actually finished the layout Christmas Eve but forgot to post it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Reverse side of birthday banner

Back here I posted the original banner that I made for the baby's first birthday.

I designed the back for my son's birthday...

Scrapdango goes to the library!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Scrapdango challenge for the month

I posted my January challenge over at Scrapdango. It's a color challenge, and to make it really easy, I'll let you know that you can use Crate Paper's Restoration line to fit the criteria. Here is my example:

I hope you'll play along!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Scrapdango guest designer

I am the guest designer for January over at Scrapdango! Scrapdango is a fabulous kit club with a wonderful online community of very talented women. I am so honored to have been selected to help the DT this month.

Tomorrow, I'll show you my challenge for the month.

My kit should be arriving in today's mail, and I can hardly wait to get started!

Hop on over to Scrapdango and check them out!