Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I am so excited to be able to announce that I will be joining the Design Team for Making Memories for You!! I am so thrilled and honored to be chosen...this site is so much fun, and I am truly enjoying the friendship of the members here as well as the amazing talent that they share! I can't wait to get started. My "term" on the team will start in September. I will have the pleasure of working with kits from THIS shop - I can't wait, these kits are ROCKIN' and I hope to really be able to do my part to show them off! I will be anxiously awaiting my first shipment - it can't get here soon enough!! Did I mention that I am excited?? I hope that you will join me in the fun over at MMFY!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

We're leaving on a jet plane...

Woo hoo - taking the red eye tonight, going to New York! I have never been, but my SIL is getting married on Saturday, so we are going to celebrate her nuptuals, and enjoy a week of fun and excitement! We will be in upstate NY, and plan to visit Niagara Falls. I simply can not wait, I think this has got to be one of the most beautiful and amazing places on the planet! We have a few other things in mind to do on our trip, as well as a must stop plan for some wings while in Buffalo! I have the camera packed, and am hoping for some great scrap photo opportunities! Everyone have an amazing week!

Monday, July 7, 2008

I'm still SCRAPPIN!

This week has been filled with lovely things like birthday parties, sleepovers, BBQ's, fireworks and fun by the pool with friends. But I still managed to get in a little scrappy time!!

I have decided to try ONE MORE TIME for a design team spot - I am determined to keep at it until I find the spot for me! This time I am in a DT contest for MakingMemoriesForYou. I love this place, so hopefully it turns out to be a great fit, but even if not, I am having a wonderful time challenging myself and have created a layout that I absolutely love.

Of course, this is my beautiful daughter Lauren. I LOVE this photo of her, captured at her preschool graduation ceremony... looking up at me with that special "I love you mommy" look. The CS is Bazzill. The patterned papers are Prima, as is the rub on. I distressed and inked the edges, and then I exacto cut the flowers. I applied a Glitz pearl in each flower center. I had a hard time finding the right flowers for this layout, and ended up cutting most of these from an arrangement in my bedroom (how's that for recycling!) The vintage buttons were a gift from a LOVELY lady from one of my classes that let me pick through her grandmother's collection - THANK YOU SHELLEY! They are just gorgeous! The chipboard keyhole is Melissa Frances and the alpha is Creative Imaginations. The tiny alpha is Making Memories, the tiny key charm is Heart & Soul, Lace is from Joanne's.

Here are some close up shots for detail:

I also made a card for this call. I had a lot of fun with this one - The flowers are hand cut circles that I distressed, inked and doodled. I hand stitched the stems and leaves. The papers are Fancy Pants, and the Rub On is American Crafts.

AND I even had time to get one more layout done just for fun. I have been wanting to capture Ethan's adorable little freckles in a layout for awhile, and finally snapped some pics this weekend that really showed them. His sweet little face makes me smile!

CS is Bazzill, Papers are My Mind's Eye, Creative Imaginations and BoBunny. The Rub On is Glitz, and the Chipboard is Scenic Route. The buttons are from my growing stash.

Have I mentioned that I LOVE BUTTONS!! I think I may be working through a little addiction on this one. I just can not get enough, and seem to use them on EVERY layout. If anyone else has a grandma's collection that they want to share, you know where to find me!!

I am off to get the kids to bed so that I can veg out and watch some reality tv...yep, tonight is the Bachelorette Finale (lol YES I DO watch this stuff!)

I hope to get some scrappy time this weekend, but we are gearing up for a big trip, so who knows how much play time I will get. It all depends on how organized I am I guess...keep your fingers crossed that I get a little time, so I don't go crazy!
Have a WONDERFUL week!!