Saturday, November 27, 2010

Toil & Trouble

Soon Fall will be coming to an end. As one of my favorite seasons, I will be sad to see it go. Winter will be here soon enough and so will....Christmas. Before that happens, I wanted to share one last Fall-ish LO. I actually did this one a while ago, I used the awesome "Toil and Trouble" line by the Girls' Paperie. I liked this line right away. It was the first Halloween line I have seen that does not have purple in it. Don't get me wrong, I like purple, but not on my Halloween LO's. I also used some goodies from my stash for accent (the Jenni Bowlin bingo card & the Elsie chipboard frame). I even sewed on the page. I thought all together, it looked pretty cool:

I have been really busy creating with the awesome sketches from Let's Scrap. There are so many great ones coming up...
Stay tuned!
Happy Scrappin'!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pure Joy

It's Wednesday. Time for a new sketch over at Let’s Scrap. This is one of my faves, so far. You just do not know how happy I am, to be finally sharing this LO. I loved these pictures I took of Steve and his grandson Jacob this past Summer. They have so much fun together. You can just see it on their faces. Pure happiness. Pure joy.

Here is the sketch for this week that it is based on:

The sketch, the pics and Teresa Collins Chic Bebe Boy papers were perfect for this 2 page LO. So over this long weekend, make a little time for yourself and scrap. Need a little mojo, check out here and here for some great sketches. Play along with us over at Let’s Scrap. Get some scrapping done and maybe even win some prizes...
Happy Scrappin'
Happy Thanksgiving

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tag Swap

Just a quick post. I have really enjoyed being involved in a tag swap that I have been lucky enough to be a part of. I was blown away by the amazing tags I recieved from our Fall swap and I can't wait to recieve the ones from our 'White Christmas' swap. Here are my tags for the newest swap. I went all black/white/cream for my Winter Garden':

It is a lot of work, but the reward is sooooo worth it!


Happy Scrappin'!!

Go Pats!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I decided a few weeks ago, to "throw my hat in the ring" so to say, and try out for Teresa Collins new design team. I love Teresa and all things Teresa. I always have. I was excited when I was chosen as one of the finalists. Lots of well wishes from my very supportive friends made me smile.

The final decision for the team came out this afternoon. I was not chosen. I will admit that I am a bit bummed out, but I know not everyone can be chosen. It definately has not detered me from trying again and I continue to be creatively obsessed...ha!

I do want to share the projects that I submitted. I have to say, that they are some of my favorites that I have done recently. I seem to always favor what I am working on at the
moment. I had the idea for this LO before I even knew about DT tryouts. I recieved a few of the papers from Teresa's Celebration line in my September Scarlet Lime kit and I loved them immediately! I sketched out the LO that eventually became this:

Every year we take a trip to Brookdale Farm in Hollis, NH to pick apples, get our pumpkin and get a pic with the 'Big Scary Scarecrow'. Teresa's 'Family Matters' line was perfect for our Fall family pic:

Last, but not least, was this album that I put together for a co-worker friend that recently got married, using the 'Mr. and Mrs. line. She and her hubby love it and this makes me so happy. That is what it is all about!

I wanted to share something that really made my day today. Coming home to some surprise 'happy mail' from my sweet friend Jonnelle. Lots of pretty Fall goodness. Thanks sweetie! You're the best!
As always lots of fun sketches coming up at Let’s Scrap. I also finished some 'White Christmas' tags for a tag swap I am participating in. I will share soon!
Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Let's (Make Time to) Scrap!

Wednesday is the day that the newest sketch goes 'live' over at Let’s Scrap. The third Wednesday of every month is a card sketch. It can also be used for a LO or other crafty project. I decided to create this wall hanging:

Based on this sweet sketch:

I really enjoyed 'quilting' with some beautiful Jenni Bowlin papers that I had in my stash. What a fun, quick, easy project!
Come play along with us. There is an awesome RAK provided by Studio Calico. The complete Documentary line! Awesome right?! You know I love Studio Calico. Those gals are the best!
So what are you waiting for?

Happy Scrappin'!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Challenge #76

I am really enjoying being part of the Let’s Scrap community. The combination of scrapping, sketches and new friends makes me so happy. Three of my favorite things. They also offer up a scrappy challenge each week, which is another thing I enjoy. Here is my LO for this weeks (#76) challenge:

I have been waiting to scrap this pic of Bryant with his half brother's new baby boy for a while now. It is just such a precious moment and I wanted the LO to be perfect. Here is the sketch I based it on:

Kristen's challenge (#76) was to use at least 3 of these colors (along with black, white or kraft):

That came from this photo :

I used very muted versons of the colors and I love how the LO came out. Sometimes things just click. you know. I literally threw this LO together in less than hour last night. that rarely ever happens! So, if you are looking for some ideas, go check out Let's Scrap. The sketches and challenges are so much fun. Think of all the scrapping that you could get done, plus you might win a prize, just for playing along. Who doesn't love that?

Happy Scrappin!!


Let's Go Pats!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's Wednesday...Let's Scrap!

It is Wednesday, and you know what that means? A brand new sketch is up at Let’s Scrap . The cool thing about the sketches there, is that you can create with the two page version of the sketch:

Or you can do a one page version:

I chose the one page version this time:

I had these cute pics of Bryant, from when we went apple picking a couple months ago. He wanted to make sure that he had the perfect apples for both of his teachers at school. I think he did did a pretty good job, don't you? And...I have also had this KI apple lace paper forever! It was perfect for this project (along with a bit of bling, of course!) If you like sketches, have lots of pics and lots of goodies in your stash (like me!), then this is for you!
Come play along with us. There is a great RAK up for grabs!
So what are you waiting for?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

December Daily 2010

It was not too long ago, that I was gathering up all this goodness. Teresa Collins 'Noel' beautiful line of papers and ribbons, along with some pretty rose ribbon and red pearl bling. All this...

..bound together with Teresa's 'Mr. & Mrs.' Flocked Covers, to create my 2010 December Daily:

I love this yearly project inspired by Ali Edwards. It may take a little work, but I love to look back on the memories of years past. This is actually the first time, that I have had it 'ready to go' this early. I am so happy about that. I love Christmas and I am sooooo looking forward to creating yet another treasured keepsake.
Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Let's Scrap

Today is the debut of the Let’s Scrap newest DT. I am so proud to be a part of it! This weeks sketch (and the sketch we used to try out with) is this:

I flipped it on it's side for my LO. It just worked out better with my pics:

This is my LO:

There is also a 2 page version that you can check out Here. The DT's take(s) on both versions are amazing. I feel truly blessed to be included with all these talented ladies. Come play along with us. There is a great RAK this week from Stash to Treasure. This is an amazing prize!
So what are you waiting for???
Let's Scrap!!