Sunday, November 29, 2009

Treasured Scrapbooking December Full Reveal

Treasured Scrapbooking Full Reveal - this is the last month with two kits and boy did Erin go all out! A fun, playful kit and a Christmas kit. You can check it out here.
Kit #1Products include:
Papers Crate Paper, Prima, October Afternoon, Sassafras Lass and more!
Embellishments Prima, Pebbles, Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts, Kaisercraft, VINTAGE, and more!

Kit 2
A fun mix of a ton of manufacturers including: Making Memories, May Arts, Queen & Co, Little Yellow Bicycle,Teresa Collins, Webster's Pages, Jillibean Soup, Kaisercraft, VINTAGE, And MUCH MORE!

Friday, November 27, 2009

December Scrapping Spot Project Reveal

December is my first month on the Scrapping Spot design team. It is a LOVELY kit. You can see it here. I think the kist will be available for purchase on December 1!
Here are my projects:

I used almost every scrap! I have a few stickers left, some paper specks and a couple of Vellum quotes!! I might just squeexe out another card or two :)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!! So much to be thankful for...

So it is Thanksgiving. First I would like to wish each of you and your familes a wonderul day full of family, food, friends, football and fun! I hope this Thanksgiving is the beginning of a prosperous, peaceful holiday season. Remember - Jesus is the reason for the season and may God bless you and yours.

I have so much to be thankful for this year. I am healthy, loved and still employed. So far so good! I have been a bit reflective the last few days. Please indulge me for a few minutes. Yesterday was a delightful day. I had a date with my favorite four year old. We started with his 2009 Christmas picture photo shoot. I think this is the winning picture:
After the photo shoot - we had a date. Dates are quite frequent with this little man and I. It starts with lunch at McDonald's where Auntie always asks on teh way..."Do you want chicken or chicken?" To which he answers I want chicken and then proceeds to giggle and tell me they are the same thing! Duh! So off we go to have chicken with caramel sauce for dipping. On one of our dates he was being silly and dipped his chicken into the caramel sauce for the apples. Being the auntie and not the mom - of course I allowed him to make the chicken just a little less healthy! The result - he only dips in caramel now! ;)

After chicken - we are off to Target. We have a shopping routine - we hit the dollar spot, then the movie aisle where he selects a movie which is a maybe - you see - he gets one pressie when we have a date si the movie might be it - but we are not sure yet. Auntie does a little shopping as we make our way back to the Thomas aisle where we peruse the selections and determine if a Thomas train will outrank the movie (which is usually a Thomas movie!). On this day - a new set of wooden tracks outweighed the movie selection. Auntie completes her shopping while Jamie is fascinated with the new toy.

On this day, we returned to his home to wait for the party. You see - it was Spencer's 8th birthday and his party was coming soon! Which brings me to the next awesome part of my day! Celebrating 8 with this little pirate:
Tomorrow tune in for a recap of the phone call I received on the evening of Tuesday, November 24. The party was very fun - great food, lots of family and so much laughing that my belly hurt!! Happy Birthday Sweet Spencer J! I love you!

I also have a Thanksgiving toot! I was lucky enough to be selected for the Design Team for Treasured Scrapbooking. The new team will be in place from January 2010 through June. Thank you Miss Erin for having the confidence that I can represent your new Scrapbook kit club. I am excited to see the changes you will bring and honored that you included me in the talented new team! Here is a list of Treasured Scrapbooking Winter/Spring 2010 team:
Julie Walton- DT Coordinator Extraordinaire
Eva Dobilas- Card Designer
Ginger Graham
Morag Cutts
Elizabeth Carney
Jenni Smith
Lisa Woodhart
Pauline Dirrig (Polinka)
So excited to work with these girls!! I can't wait to see the December kit because the peeks look awesome. AND - I am way over teh top excited for January!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Scrapping Spot December Sneaks!

I had such a good time working with the December Scrapping Spot Kit!! Just wait until you see it. It is beautiful. I made four layouts, 2 cards and an altered item - all from one kit!! You can see kit sneak peeks here. The full reveal should be by the end of the week I think!! In the meantime - here are some peeks of the projects I completed:

I can;t wait to see what YOU create with this awesome kit!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Treasured Scrapbooking Nov 15th Reveal

Here are the rest of my design team layouts for Treasured Scrapbooking. I worked with kit #2 - very fun - very vintage.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Scrap a lot Saturday

Wow - fun day - did some serious damage to my November Work In Progress kit!
OK - so I completed the two new two a week challenges at WillowTraders and five! Challenges at Treasured Scrapbooking's ChaChaChanges Crop!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

BE BOLD mirror

I have wanted to do this project for awhile. I purchased a new Martha Stewart punch on Monday and that was all the inspiration I needed to put this mirror togehter. The flower is huge because the message is be bold - that flower is pretty bold and I love it!

The bottom rub on says:
When you embark
For strange places,
Don’t leave any of yourself
Safely on the shore.
Have the NERVE
To go into
Unexplored territory

The rub on on the left says:
Laugh at yourself
But don’t ever
Aim doubt at yourself
Be Bold

So go........BE BOLD!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

2aw #4 - WIP kit + Halloween Clearance = Fun Plaque!

Good morning friends and happy Sunday!

I hope you all have a peaceful faith filled day!

Today I am going to share my 2AW #4 - Give Thanks! I used the wonderfully awesome Work in Progress November kit to make this fun plaque. I started with a 60% off plaque from AC Moore that said EEEEK!!! in halloween green/black/purple! I knew when I bought it that I wanted to alter it. The fun Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg papers were just the ticket - Trish's kits rock!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

It's Baby Shower Day!

My sister's friend Sara is having a baby boy. My sister and her other friend Ronda are having a shower for Sara today. I was asked to make the favors. Here is a pic:
I purchased baby boy socks - filled them with hershey's kisses - tied the top with a big fat black with white polka dot ribbons and attached two pewter charms - one says it's a boy and the other is a pic of baby feet. The shower invitation had the pic of baby feet on it so I added a little pic of the feet as well. I hope she likes them.
I woke up this morning and realized I did nto have wrapping paper - so I turned to my scrappy supplies. I have a roll of black newspaper so I misted a chunk with gold, copper, green and blue - then stamped one of my favorite Crafty Secrets stamps - a little cherup all over it.Then I wrapped the pressie and thought about bows. If you know me well - you know it didn;t take long to pull out the tulle and big fat ribbon! I made my own bow and slapped a silk flower on top. Not very traditional baby shower, but I think it is pretty:

Friday, November 6, 2009

2AW #2 and #3

Wow - that is a confusing title! haha!
Here are my layouts for the 2AW Challenges at WillowTraders:

I missed number 1 - time got away from me.

Here is Challenge #2 - Scrap a grandparent - Dziadzi Time
Challenge #2 was to do a layout and include a leaf in celebration of Autumn. Jill also included an optional sketch which I think rocks:
Here is the sketch:
and here is my layout: