Monday, March 28, 2011


The newest Got Sketch class has begun. This time around it is called Club Got Sketch. Valerie Salmon has such a precise, clean, perfected look to her sketches and layouts. I don't think that is really my style, but I love to take a sketch and make it my own. Her sketches are very fun to play around with. This is my take on the first sketch we received. Though I can not share the actual sketch, just know that I changed it up a bit: One more thing that I want to share. I came across Chris DeRoy's sports artwork through mutual friends on facebook. I loved it instantly and became a huge fan. I have shared it with just about everyone I know. He has some great Red Sox and Pats prints, but I didn't see any Nascar, so I contacted him. He had never done a Nascar piece, but he was willing to give it a try. My first request was a Jeff Gordon piece, as a surprise gift for Steve, for Christmas. It came out awesome! Steve was surprised and he loved it. He knew right away that it had been done by 'that guy'. He listens to what I have to say, most of the time. Lol! That guy, would be Chris DeRoy or DeRoy Design(s). Once Christmas was over, I contacted Chris again, for a Tony Stewart piece, for me. It came out great! Both pieces now hang side by side (no rivalry here!) on our bedroom wall. Don't they look great?! Check them out:

Happy Monday!

Happy Scrappin'!!

Go Sox!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Ten

Ten more things that make me smile...

1.) I am really enjoying watching Mad Men, starring the very handsome Jon Hamm as Donald Draper( I think he may be my newest crush!):

2.) Club Got Sketch has started:

3. Lots of new scrappy goodies from Scarlet Lime:

Teresa Collins:

4.) I loved this movie so much, I had to buy it (I had to!):

5.) I am so excited to get my hands on this book:

6.) We got tix to see the fabulous Jason Aldean. I have been a fan of his since day one and this will be the third time that I get to see him, live and in person. His first headlining tour:

7.) I was not going to watch Idol this year, but I got sucked back in. James Durbin is my guy, this time around. I love my rocker dudes (Chris Daughtry, David Cook...)!!!

8.) I adore Blaine on Glee. He is an amazing singer:

9.) It is finally Spring! Even if there is still snow on the ground...

10. Love, Love, Love The Boys of Summer :

So what things are makin' you smile right now??

Happy Scrappin'!!!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Blog Award for Me

The fabulous Nicolle awarded me with the following Blog Award:

The Liebster Award is designed to bring blogs to light. This is designed for blogs that have less than 300 followers. It is a great way for blogs that might not otherwise be seen, or blogs that you may want to share with others. I am here to honor to these blogs and to bring awareness to other wonderful blogs.

As a recipient, you must share the love and pay it forward by:

1.) Create a post where you blog about the Leibster award and reveal your 3-5 blog picks.

2.) Let them know that you chose them.

3.) Copy and past the blog award on your blog.

4.) Have faith that your followers will rally and show their crafty love back out to those you awarded.

5.) Have Fun!

My choices are:



Lori 1

Lori 2

Check them out!

Happy Scrappin'!!!

Friday, March 18, 2011

One More Time

I decided to throw my hat in the ring, so to speak, one more time and try out for another Design Team. Not just any Design Team though, the first ever Donna Salazar Design Team. Sadly, I was not picked, but I did want to share some of the fun projects I created with her gorgeous Mosaic papers. To apply, she wanted to see 5 projects. One layout, one card, one one altered item and the other two were the artists choice. I chose to do three altered items, a card and a layout.

Here is my layout. I took this picture of Bryant on Christmas day this past year. Christmas is always a busy day for us. We start at home, then head to Grammy & Grampy's and then back to Nana's & Steve's side of the family. The day was only half over at this point and he was already pooped. Poor baby...

Here is my first altered project. I decorated a wooden clipboard with pics of me & my BFF Lisa. I am going to give this to her for her Birthday next month. I can't wait. I know she will love it.

This is the card I made. A simple any occasion card.

This was actually the first altered project I made for this. A pretty little girlie mirror.

This is my third altered item. A little wooden crate, that I painted and filled with some pretty flowers, soaps and washcloths. Not sure what i am going to do with this. Maybe a gift or maybe, I will just keep for myself. It would look really pretty in my bathroom...I'm just sayin'...

Here is a side view:

I think this will be my last try out for a while. I worked really hard on this one and I will admit that I am very disappointed. Oh well.
I have lots of up and coming projects to keep me busy. I am participating in another tag swap with some very creative & talented ladies. The newest Got Sketch class starts on Monday. Still playing around with my She Art projects and the Jenni Bowlin online class will be starting soon. I aways have something in the works. I will be busy and I love it! I will be okay.
Happy Friday!
Happy Scrappin'!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Here, There and Anywhere...

First of all, Bryant had a great Birthday. I really can not believe that he is eleven. Wow. We will be celebrating a wee bit more with Grammy & Grampy this weekend (with a much bigger cake!) that we ordered, just for that day. Woo Hoo!

I didn't want you to think that I forgot to share my take on this weeks sketch over at Let’s Scrap. Every third Wednesday it is a card design. Here is my take:

Based on this sketch:

Normally, I would of posted it yesteday, but I was a little busy. Hahaha!

Speaking of sketches, I (again!) threw my hat into the ring and tried out for the DT over at Pencil Lines. I was not picked. I love this picture of B. It worked perfectly with this sketch and these awesome papers from Bo Bunny call Mama-razzi. Yep. That is is me. The Mom that always has a camera near by. Here is the layout that I submitted:

...and here was the sketch for the DT submissions:

I have my fingers (and toes crossed) for one more chance I took recently. Say a little prayer for me! I will have an answer soon.

Until then,

Happy Scrappin'!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Baby Turns Eleven Today!

Happy Birthday to Mom's favorite! I love YOU!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


The definition of epic is: heroic, majestic, impressively great. In my opinion, that is a perfect description of one of my favorite Pat's players, Wes Welker. Every Summer we try to head down to Foxboro MA to check out a day of pre-season Pats training camp. A preview of the players and the upcoming season. This year we were beyond excited to see the return of Wes Welker after a devistating knee injurythat happened in the last game of the season from the year before. He worked really hard in the off season to rehab and heal to prepare and be ready for the next season. He did it! He is amazing and I would say that is truly epic! I took a few pics that day and one of my favorites was Tom Brady throwing Wes a pass. Brady to Welker. Just like old times. Just like he was never even hurt. The only sign of injury that day was the knee brace he was wearing. Other than that, it was just another day at training camp. Everyone there that day was so excited to see Wes back.

I really wanted to document that day, that moment. Here is my layout:

Based on this months awesome design team sketch over on the A Million Memories Blog:

Speaking of epic, this is also my sons newest slang term. "I am so epic!" He like to use this phrase and make a face like the one in the picture below. Silly I know, but it always makes me laugh. Of course I did not want to forget about this and I just had to document it. Ahhh, memories. This may be one my favorite layouts at the moment. It is just so colorful and fun.

Plus it is based on this weeks fabulous sketch over at Let’s Scrap:

I know I haven't blogged much lately. Lots of stuff going on. Just know that I have been working on some really big things. Busy, busy,busy. Pray that they pan out for me. I am hoping that something epic will happen for me in the near future!

Until then...

Happy Scrappin'!!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

4th Grade

I am so happy to say, that I am finally caught up on B's school photo's album. It has been completed a bit out of order, but I am caught up now, just the same. Here is last years school pic, framed by this weeks Let's Scrap sketch:

or at least the left side of this great sketch:

This sketch was just perfect for his school pic and I used up some more old goodies from my stash! Bonus! Go check out what the other ladies have done with this sketch over at Let's Scrap. These ladies are amazingly talented! Plus there is a great prize to be won!

Happy Scrappin'!!!