Monday, February 28, 2011

i rock

I heard about a cool new (well new for me!) scrap blog on Facebook. It is called "The Scrappiest". They have some of the coolest sketches (and you know how I feel about sketches!) like the one I used to create this cool layout:

Based on this weeks sketch (#108)

I mean cool is this? I was so inspired. I literally put this layout together in less than an hour and I love the result. Check them out, if you get a chance. I know that I will be back. They are now definately one of my favorite sites!

More to share later...

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

These are a few of MY Favorite things...

A new glee CD is coming out soon! I LOVE all things glee!!!

This kid of mine, always seems to find a way to make me laugh. Love this about him!

The 2011 Nascar season has begun! Go Tony!

Season 2 of Justified is just beginning!

My second online class (Re-purpose Re-think Re-invent) with Jenni Bowlin (love her!) starts soon!

I am going to be trying a mixed media (She Art Workshop) online class with Christy Tomlinson (love her too!)

I am thinking of trying this (Soul Restoration 2) online class with Melody Ross (love her too!) -since I missed out on the first one.

I (heart) Alex O'Loughlin. I first saw him on my favorite show of all time (which has since ended) The Shield. Now a few years later he is on Hawaii 5-0.....

When I was out on the west coast I visited the Arizona Cardinals stadium and saw this cool toaster in their pro shop. I knew that I had to get a Pats version for ME. It took a while, but I found one on clearance). I hardly ever eat toast, but how cool for maybe a BLT sandwich, right?!

Steve got me these really cool new sneaks. Pink is not normally a color I go for first, but I was really drawn to these (and they are so comfortable!

I got this really cool bag for Christmas. Something fun. Something retro. I can plug in my i-pod AND the speakers really work. It is so COOL!

The Red Sox season is almost here. This makes me think Summer and this makes me very HAPPY!

More later...
Have a great rest of the week!
Happy Scrappin'!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Going Green

There is a tree right outside my work. Not just any tree though. The first time I saw it, I mean actually saw it, it was Fall and it was just so beautiful. Everyone thought so. The colors of orange and red. Wow! I took many pictures of it, but none ever truly did it justice. Since I took pics of it in the Fall, I decided to photograph it in all seasons, just to see the changes side by side. It was a great little project that I knew that I would eventually scrap. A year in the making and I finally have. I found the perfect sketch. It is the February Design Team Challenge over at the A Million Memories Blog . The challenge is to use the sketch and frame your photo(s) with letters and numbers. This is such a cool idea! It came together so quickly too. I worked with so many old things from my stash (core'd'nates cardstock, some Basic Grey Lime Rickey scraps, an old metal tag from Stampin' Up, A Studio Calico tree stamp, some bling, some buttons, Thickers and I even sewed on the page!) Very fun and it all came together to make the pretty little tree shine forever. I love how this layout came out!

Here is the sketch it is based on:

There is still time to play along.

Challenge ends on Monday 2/21/2011.

Happy Scrappin'!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Resolution #13/Blog Hop Winner is....

...Ms. Nicolle Kramer! How cute is this 1st day of school layout?! I love the primary colors, ribbbon and little details (like the mini file folders!) Very cute!

This amazing prize will be on it's way soon and maybe a few extra goodies too (wink, wink!)

Enjoy! Congrats Girl!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to all my friends! XOXO

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Creative Souls & Top Tens

I wanted to share two more layouts I created for the Blog Hop over at Let's Scrap. The first one is for Resolution #3. The challenge is to use a LS sketch, at least 3 patterned papers and to stitch on the page. I hand stitched a frame around the pics and used the Crate papers that I won at IU last Fall

Teresa Collins & Janna Wilson are 2 of the most creative souls I know and are just the most amazing and sweet ladies that you will ever meet. I have been a fan of theirs for many years and am proud to call them my friends. I got to spend some time with both of them this past Fall at Teresa's Inspiration Unlimited event. I had these great pics of us and I really wanted to scrap a page, just for me. Here is my page:

Based on this sketch: This next LO is for Resolution #4. The chalenge is to use an LS Sketch and attach a list to the page. I listed Bryant's ten favorite things at this time. Everything I used on this page (with the exception of the tiny red/white letters & numbers. They are from a past Scarlet Lime kit) are from the January Frugal Fab kit that I am giving away as my blog hop prize. Cool right?!! Here is Ten @ 10:

Based on this sketch:
Just a few more days to play along at the Blog Hop. Lots of scrappin' to be done and prizes to be won. Hey! I made a rhyme! Hahaha...
Happy Scrappin'!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Resolution #7

Last Summer we took a ride down to Foxboro, MA, to check out the Pat's (New England Patriot) football team training camp. It was a great day! I love the beginning of football season and this is a great opportunity to observe all the players, old and new. Very exciting! Speaking of exciting, B got to meet up and pose with 2 of the very pretty team cheerleaders. I took this really great pic and I have been waiting for just the perfect time to scrap it. Enter Kristie's challenge (Resolution #7 ) from the Let’s Scrap blog hop. Her challenge is to use an LS sketch and add a banner somewhere on the layout. Love banners on layouts and I loved this idea. So here is my take titled "Such a Handsome Young Stud":

Based on this sketch (NSD#1):

This was a fun layout to create! One week left on the Blog hop.
Check it out!
Happy Scrappin'!!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Just b

Here is my newest layout. It is for Resolution #8-Bev over at the Let’s Scrap blog hop. This is for Bev's challenge to use blue and yellow embellishments, black & white photo(s) and an LS sketch. This is such a 'me' sketch and I love a great color challenge. It was perfect for putting together some of my favorite scraps of paper and a couple of my favorite pics of B's adorable mug. Bryant has had the nickname 'B' since he was a baby (when he was then called 'Baby B'). So here is "just b":

Based on this sketch (ls117)

Still time to play along....
Happy Scrappin'!
Steelers Schmeelers...Go Packers!!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Creative Challenges

A couple of weeks back, I came across a challenge on the "A Million Memories" blog. that caught my eye. It was a sketch challenge and a color challenge combined. I had an idea to scrap some of the many love notes my son gives me, so I shopped my stash for the papers & embellies I needed. Even though I didn't make the deadline to enter, I still wanted to play along. I love a color challenge, but this one was a challenge for me. Even though I had all the colors, I probobly would not of thought to combine them together. I was quite pleased with the result. is my layout:

Using this color pallet:

and based on this sketch:

There is a new Challenge For February up on their blog now and it looks pretty cool...
Here is my latest layout for Let’s Scrap. My DT stint is over and I am now a CDT (contributing design team) member. Just about the same access and responibilities and still getting a preview of the upcoming sketches. They are pretty sweet, I must say. It seems like so long ago that I did this layout. These were our first snowmen of the season. We didn't have a lot of snow then and now we have enough to build a hundred snowmen. Lol! I used so many different papers that were out of the norm for me and came up with such a cool combination. I have to say, that this is one of my newest faves. I have been so patiently waiting to share! Here is my take:

Based on this sketch (that I flipped on it's side):

I was snowed in today (again!), so I got to work on a couple more challenges for the Blog Hop.( I will share soon!) Less than 2 weeks and it will be over. Time flies when you are having fun!
Stay warm!!!
Happy Scrappin'!!!