Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Guest Designer at Decorate to Celebrate

I was so excited when I was asked to be a guest designer at Decorate to Celebrate this week. It is a great challenge blog that is dedicated to showing off your decorations for every celebration. This weeks theme is a childs party. I decided to have some fun with this and do a party for a girl. With only boys I dont get to do very much princess stuff so I wanted to make a princess party. For my birthday this year one of my friends got me a Paris Hilton paper pack as a joke. What better way to use her paper then to make a crown and Now remember I only have boys so I used the little ones to size the crown. Then they both wanted their pictures taken wearing it and holding the pinwheels. My two little models in

Monday, July 11, 2011

Guest Designer for Scrap it With a Song

I was so excited to be asked to be a guest designer for Scrap it With a Song this week. I love these challenges. This weeks song is Every Little Thing She Does is Magic by the Police. I was able to use a sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches. Head over to SIWAS and give it a try this week. I cant wait to see what everyone comes up with.

This layout also qualifies for:
City Crafter: Birds of a feather
Practical Scrappers: Use ugly paper (do you see the back ground and dark brown?) 
DYSU: chipboard (the title)

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Lady Gaga!!!????

Ok...I have to admit I like a few of her songs but Lady Gaga in general creeps me out. Even so this week at scrap it with a song they used Lady Gaga's Just Dance. It ended up working perfectly for these pictures, and i was able to use the sketch at the scrappiest.

The paper is from My Minds Eye and imaginise
Letters and cut outs are K and Company

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pile it on GDT week 4

I have really enjoyed being a guest designer at Pile it on. The challenges have been so much fun. This week it is circles, circles and more circles. I love how this worked out. I was doing a class demo at Michaels and decided to combine the challenge with the demo and made rosettes for the 4th of July. I have a manager there that I love but she hates scrapbooking. When she saw these she actually said they were cute and ended up using them on her t-shirt display. I LOVE how it came out.


All patterned paper is from DCWV Nantucket
The cut outs are from K & Comp

This project qualifies for:
Pile It On: Circles, circles and more circles
Fairy Tale Challenges: America
Off The Wall Craftiness: Red, White and a Shade of Blue
Phindy's Place Challenges: Circles
Stamp Something: Red, White, and Blue
Totally Paper Crafts: Spots and Stripes
Craft Us Crazy: Red, White & Blue and/or Summer Theme
Paper Play Challenges: Stars and Stripes
Decorate To Celebrate: Independence Day (Must Be Party Decorations)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Working together

I used the sketch from My Sketch World. I turned it on its side and put my own style on it. Everything I used is stash.

This layout qualifies for:

SPCC: certainly celery, pumpkin pie, crumb cake


My Store Manager at Michaels offered me 2 more stores to teach scrapbooking at (as if I would say no). So Saturday I did demos at both stores. I got paid to sit at a table in the middle of the store and scrap book. I LOVE MY JOB!!!!! When I do this I just take stash and a single pack of pictures so I can be a little bit limited on what I can make. I do like to print off some sketch challenges to take with me and I am able to show people a little bit about making things our own. This one was done with the sketch from sketchy Thursdays. I used mostly my stash for everything.

This layout also qualifies for:

My sketch world: summer is here

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pile it on GDT week 3

This week at Pile It On the challenge is Show me some metal. I was thrilled to be able to use all my metal letters and large brads. I know this layout is simple but I really wanted my pictures to be focused on. This was one of the first times Tanner went down (or up) a slide. He kind of did it on his own. He is only about 18 months here and we didn't think he could make it the whole way up.

This Layout also qualifies for:
Sketchabilities: Sketch
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: Any Project, Gift, Card, or Layout Celebrating The Man In Your Life
Bloggers Challenge: Masculine Card or Project

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Summer Heaven

I am super excited to be a guest designer for the month of June over at Pile It On. This week the challenge is summer heaven. I was able to use the sketch from Frosted Designs.

Background paper: Me and My Big Ideas-AKLM 10th Anniversary pad
Other paper is Bo Bunny
Stickers are Echo Park

This layout qualifies for:
Pile It On: Summer Heaven
Frosted Design: Sketch
Fairy Tale Challenge Blog: Everything But A Card
Craft Your Passion: What A Guy
Make It Monday: Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up: Orange
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes and/or Use Your Favorite Whatever
Paper Play Challenges: Summer Citrus Splash

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Sweet Peach Sketch

With everything going on right now I am so thankful that I have scrap booking to help me decompress. I did this layout of Tanner last night. I used the sketch from Sweet Peach Crop Shop Blog. I don't like my hand writing but I am right now having a new understanding of what kids treasure when a parent passes (or in my hubby's passing) so I decided to hand write the journaling instead of printing it out from my computer.

The pattern paper is again from My Minds Eye Totally Boy stack
The lettering is K & Comp: Girl scouts chip board letters
The square jems are from Michaels dollar spot
Everything else is from my stash

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Michaels Scrapbook Demo layout

I LOVE my job. Today I had to go to work at Michaels and sit in the middle of the store for 2 hours and scrapbook. LOVE LOVE LOVE my I took some layout sketches with me to decide what to make. I chose the sassy lil sketches one and this is what I came up with.

My husband and most of the employees who saw it all asked the same question....Whats with the bingo card? Really??????!!!!!! After about the 5th person I gave up trying to explain.

This layout also qualifies for:
My creative Moments: wings
Crafty Catz: anything goes
Joyful Stamper: anything goes.
Truly Scrumptious:anything goes
These are a few of my favorite things: Photos

All the paper is from My Minds Eye Totally Boy stack
The flowers I made and have had them in my stash forever
One boarder is a Martha Stewart punch
All other embellis are K & Comp

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sketchy Thursday Layout

I love these pictures of Tanner. He had this thing with climbing on the shelf under the bird's cage. Then he would call to me "I hiding Mommy". He always made me giggle when he did it. I used the sketch over at Sketchy Thursday. It is for a 2 pager but I kind of meshed them together into a single page layout. I really like how it came out. I used some stuff from a Little Black Dress monthly kit that I had won. Some K & Comp stickers and sayings. The title letters are from heidi grace ($1.00 at big lots). All the paper is from Totally Boy by My Minds Eye (my new favorite paper pad ever). I love my new desk that hubby made me! I can find everything. I will have to post some pics.
This layout also qualifies for:
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge -Use Orange Somewhere in Project
Top Tip Tuesday - 3E - #34 Any Project For A Child
Tuesday Throwdown - #49 Baby/Child
Craft Your Passion - Cutie Patooties