Saturday, October 31, 2009

Don't Bug Me!

Sometimes a picture just makes you laugh. This t-shirt that Jamie is sporting just kills me!

Friday, October 30, 2009

THAW #11 and THAW # 12

THAW #11
The Candy Corn Challenge from Miss Kim!! Use orange, white, yellow and/or brown on a layout. Here is mine:
THAW #12
OK - The Color-iffic Challenge from Julie! I went - I spun - I got:
and made this:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Holy Scrap! TOOT!

Wow - I am blown away that Treasured Scrapbooking has picked me to be the November Guest Designer! This is my first time designing for a kit club and I am a bit flummoxed to say the least! OK now I am proud of myself for having come up with Flummoxed off the top of my head! I didn;t even realize I knew that word. Anyway - I digress - you have to check out the site. What a fun group of ladies and a message board that is chocked full of things to do. If you are ever stumped - you have to check it out. Each month they post a sketch challenge - they also post a challenge from each design team member. I even get to issue a challenge! So friends - you must show up on November 1st and check out my challenge and participate!!I promise it will be a fun one! Just click HERE to check it out!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

THAW #10 Let's do Denim

In celebration of national Denim Day - teh challenge was to use Denim or predominately Blue on a layout!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Check out Blue Moon Scrapbooking 7 Gypsies Giveaway!

Check out Blue Moon Scrapbooking - they are having 7 Gypsies week - lots of giveaways, designer inspiration and special 7 G Kits!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Blessed Banner

This is a fall banner I created. The inspiration came from the November Work in Progress kit. The kit included a leaf mini album. I wanted to make a banner so I traced the leaf book on a few different medioums. Then I chunked it up. The letters are basic grey - I misted them first and then outlined them with a Krylon gold pen to give tehm some depth. I used twine to string the banner for an earthy feel. Hope you like it!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Just a little Sass!

Here are two layouts I made of my bestie's birthday party.
I love Sassafras Lass and I love Work in Progress Kits!! Go Trish.

Friday, October 23, 2009

LEO # 9 Lift a Mag

Julie challenges us with a fun task - dig out an old magazine and scrap a layout from the mag. I chose to lift a layout from my June 2008 Scrapbook Trends.

Here is the layout in the magazine:And here is my lift - A Pretty Pug Princess!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

LEO #8 Scrap a Nut

Yesterday was national nut day and in the honor of observing National Holidays - I created the THAW Challenge #8 - Scrap a Nut - we are not talking pecans here kids!!

I think this qualifies - here is my layout:The story behind the layout:
The Gubala family consists of one boy and three girls. A long time joke is that it is four girls - Francine rounding it out. Last year for Halloween Francine joined us for Trick or Treat. The funniest thing about the picture is the lack of reaction on Babci's face. Like she is used to it. 'nuff said!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

THAW #7 No Regrets!

BOOOOOOO!! Bad blogger! I am sorry - I am inclined not to post unless there is a picture - since I lent my camera to a friend - I was scrapping like a fool (no comments please) but could not photo the layouts! So here I am with lots of things all stored up - Come back - there will be more to see for the next bit!

Kim's challenge was a good one! Tough - it really pushed us! Go Kim!
Evaluate your life. YIKES! OK I can do this!
Here is my layout:
Here is the journaling:OK - So I did shoot it blurry on purpose so you would think you were tearing up when you read it! HA HA!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

LEO #6 - Lift a Sponsor's Design Team Layout!

WOW - I love to give lifting a go! I chose Work in Progress's talented design team. This time I was wow'd by Michelle Lanning's What? layout!

Here is Michelle's layout:
And my lift: Hello Silly Boy!~

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

LEO #5 National Dessert and lowercase Day!

Fun fun fun clever challenge from KIM! Today is notional dessert day - so the challenge was to use the colors from your favorite dessert - but the challenge did not stop there - it is also national lowercase day - that means the title needed to be all lowercase! Of course I never remember to edit - so here it is!
I had a good time playing!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday Tutorial for THAW!

OK - I love love love to recycle - especially cardbaord - like you didn;t know that if you come here often!!

So-when JilliBean Soup came out with the new cardboard alpha - I had to make my own!!

I stripped a piece of cardboard I cut from a box (think Studio Calico kit box)The found a set of Basic Grey nekkid chipboard letters in the size I wanted. I flipped the cardboard over and then traced the letters (be sure to flip the letters upside down so when you cut them out the front side facces the correct way)
Then cut out the letters....and Walla!!Then I added some Tim Holtz distress paint to the letters just so I could get a little messy! I am working on a shadow box for his room so I have to male this up a little bit. Chunky and Funky coming soon. ;)
I hope this gives you some creative ideas for making your own recycled alpha.

Monday, October 12, 2009

LEO #4 The 12 on 12 challenge

Awesome challenge Julie posted - you had to use 12 of something - I used 12 gems on the half circle!

Check back tomorrow for a fun tutorial!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

LEO #5 Favorite Dessert Day and lowercasse day!

This is for the dessert day and lower case alpha day chellange. My favorite dessert is Red Velvet Cake so lots of pink and red on this layout!! Jamie and his mom!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Jamie Birthday Layout

As you know Thomas the Train was the star of the party...right down to the pressies!
Loved this Studio Calico kit!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

World Card Making Day Creations!

I had fun playing with card making last weekend. Here are a few!

Can you tell I am obsessed with the awesome value ribbons I found at Michael's for a dollar!! Thanks for taking a look.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bad Bad Bad Blogger

Shame on me! This week has been overwhelming. I am so busy at work and so exhausted when I get home. I feel really bad about not staying ono the blogging track and about not having enough time to fully participate daily with comments on the THAW challenges at WillowTraders. I am here and checking in, but do not have a lot of energy to participate. I promise to be more active on the weekends and work at scheduling blog posts on teh weekend so they are ready to post through the week.

Now - here is some scrappiness from last weekend:
THAW Challenge #1 - Show me a treat!THAW Challenge #2 - A to Z - use an entire alpha on a layout!THAW Challenge #3 - Moldy Cheese - just awesome - check out the thread to "get" it!Check back tomorrow for the cards I made last weekend for World Card Making Day!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy Saturday!!

I have a few goodies in process - three layouts and 1 card so far - working on more. I will post this afternoon.

In the meantime - check this out! Woo Hoo! JessicaLynn Originals - Home of my favorite Brentwood - is having blog candy this weekend!! Check it out - stamps are on sale too - 25% off!My little birthday card was chosen for the Challenge winner! Thank you Jessica - cannot wait to play with some more brentwoods!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

It's Friday! What a long week!

Good morning!
I have had such a long hard week! Big changes at work including layoffs - which is so hard for me. I feel so bad - some very dear people that work for me lost their job yesterday. My responsibilities were doubled. We have a long road ahead of us. I humbly ask for a prayer or two. We shall survive.

On a happier note - here is my last LEO challenge! I used the super terriffic Work in Progress October kit! Have I mentioned what a Trish fan I am!!

Enjoy your day and look for some updates tomorrow!