Monday, April 28, 2008

Happy Monday!!!

Well this Saturday is National Scrapbook Day! How are you going to celebrate? My LSS is having an all weekend crop! I am very excited! I love getting together with other scrappers and seeing what they are working on! What are your plans for Scrapbook Day?

Here is what I worked on over the weekend

I just love these two colors- especially in the Spring time!!

This is a picture of me when I was a baby that my dad took. His big hobby was photography when I was little and he even had a darkroom set up in our apartment! I have always really loved this picture!!

This is my darling baby sister, Ginnie & Me in St. Augustine, FL. last month. I went home to Jacksonville to visit my family & me & my 2 sisters spent a day in St. Augustine. We had so much FUN together!!

Well get scrappin & happy Monday!!

RAK Winner Announced!!

Congratulations to
"Just Jennifer" from IBSS!!!


I let my 20 month old daughter, Anabelle draw a name and she drew yours!! Congrats Jennifer!!

Please PM with your mailing info so I can get your RAK out to you!
Thanks so much to everyone who participated- I enjoyed reading all of your comments!! Have a Fantastic Week!!

Friday, April 25, 2008

TGIF! I am just curious.... how many people are actually reading my blog?
Am I talking to myself? ;)

WELL in the spirit of FRIDAY! I have a little RAK I would love to give to one of my friends... Just post me a comment here this weekend &
Sunday night I will randomly pick a winner!


Thursday, April 24, 2008

The World of Altered Items...

....ok, so I am not the best at altering items. I love to make scrapbook pages! A lot of these DT calls want an altered item as well as LO's. So I got out all my stuff and went to work on a cigar box purse! These are very cool to me, and even though I probably will not ever use it as a purse, it will look cool in my scrap room (the one I don't have yet, but that I am campaigning for!)
here are the results:

Monday, April 21, 2008

Well it is Monday!

It is Monday... again! Today is a rainy overcast day here in Mayville, ND. We even had some thunder earlier! WOW! I haven't experienced a thunder storm since last summer. I love rainy afternoons, but until the last couple of weeks or so, we have only had snow since last fall. I am happy it is FINALLY Spring here!!

I am still applying for DT spots. I have entered a couple different "reality show" type contests. They present challenges every week and then there is an elimination. I think it will be really fun and hopefully I will get a lot of pages done using items that aren't in my comfort zone!

This past week I had to create a LO using 3 photos, paint & hand stitching.
I really had fun with this one! Here are the results:

For the same contest, I also had to create a LO based on a sketch.
Here is my interpretation of it:

I was actually pretty surprised to hear that 6 people dropped out between round 1 & 2! I guess maybe it was just too big of a commitment? hmmm. anyway- it will be interesting to see how far I can go. This week the challenge asks us to use fabric on a LO- this is a challenge for me! I have not done this in years.

Anyway- Happy Monday all... and as usual... Happy Scrapping!! :)

Thursday, April 17, 2008

I am very excited!! I got offered a June Guest Design Team spot for the scrapbook kit club Photobucket

This is my first time on a Design Team!!
Here is the page I submitted:


Scrapbook Sussies is a very cool kit of the month club- I love their products! They offer 2- sided kits every month and they are embellishment heavy, so you get lots of fun goodies to work with!! Feel free to check them out!
:) I can't wait til June!! :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"THE Layout"

Ok Sandra! LOL now that the contest is over- I will post the LO I did not like ;)

Let me say-- several people told me they liked it- the reason I do not like it is because it is not my style. I know everyone knows what I mean when I say that sometimes you don't like the page you make- even if there is nothing wrong with it- you just don't like it for some reason- and it just doesn't fit your style. Well that is how I feel about this Layout.

I like the peep! I created it out of cardstock, chalked the details and then covered the whole thing with "glitter glaze" by Lil Davis Design. I used the paper included in the April Kit from Photobucket

thanks for looking!

Friday, April 11, 2008


today was stressful. I had to complete a layout based on a sketch for a design team call. I finished before dinner and I was VERY happy with the results.... then I realized I did the wrong sketch! ARRRRGGHH! The sketch I completed was not due until next week!! I scrambled to get a second design done before the deadline, but I ended up too stressed out to create something I think is good enough. I was not happy at all with the way the page turned out! Moral of the story? DO NOT SCRAP UNDER STRESS! NOTHING GOOD CAN COME OF IT!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008


I spent most of today creating an online gallery and uploading my pages into it. whew! what a lot of work!! I spent a lot of time actually looking at my pages today while I was uploading and writing descriptions, and I realized that my scrapping style changes constantly- the pages I have made in the last couple months, are a completely different style than the pages I made last fall. For that matter, the pages I made in March are different than the pages I was making in January. It is funny to me that my style constantly evolves- even after 10 years of scrapping. Thank Goodness the industry evolves too- when I started, there was only Creative Memories and Mrs. Grossman's stickers!! Can you imagine what scrapbooking will be like in another 10 years? I hope I don't look back on the pages that I love today and hate them like I do the pages I made in the beginning!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

My Product Pick For This Week

I have a habit of getting "stuck" using some products over and over again. They aren't necessarily the newest products on the market- but for some reason I connect with them and really enjoy using them on my layouts. In fact, my layouts feel naked without them!!

I am really into CHIPBOARD lately. It is so versatile and fun to use! Whether it be letters, numbers, flowers or flourishes... I love it all!! I usually cover chipboard with coordinating papers or I paint them. You can ink them, distress them, sand the edges... whatever the layout calls for!
My favorites to use right now would have to be FANCY PANTS DESIGNS & THICKERS by American Crafts.

Fancy Pants has these great flourishes that I love to use on my layouts. I love to paint them and add glossy accent, for a shine. They also have a variety of flowers, alphabets and plenty of other great chipboard to choose from! I find that I tend to use at least one element of Fancy Pants chipboard on every layout I make right now.

I think that THICKERS have probably been out there for awhile, but I found them for the first time about a month ago. Since then, I use them regularly! They come in a huge variety of colors, textures and fonts! They are the perfect size for titles and/or subtitles on your layouts!! Try them out if you haven't already :)

Recent Pages Slideshow

here are some of the pages I have made in the last couple months


Monday, April 7, 2008


Hello and welcome to my blog!
I have decided this year to go after some of my scrapbooking goals. For 10 years I have dreamt of having one of my pages published. It is time to stop dreaming!
Along the way, I have discovered the online scrapbook world. Unbelievably, I never realized how much is out there! I found a website that notifies people of design calls: page submissions, design team availability etc. I never even knew what a design team was until recently! (crazy!) It sounds really interesting and I am going to pursue this...

So I am taking a deep breath, a huge step and I am going to apply for some Design Teams-
and see if I have what it takes! Wish me luck!!