Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Fall Y'all!!!

Fall is here!!!
I love fall- it is my favorite season :)

I am busy working on lots of DT pages this week for
October's kit reveals... so not too much that I can share!

Here is a page I made for a Pencil Lines sketch:

Anyway- sorry that I am not checking in much lately-
I hope all my readers haven't forgotten about me!
Have a great week :)

Friday, September 19, 2008


This past week has been crazy!
I have been so busy- I have not blogged in 8 days-
I apologize- I hope I have some readers left!

I have had the best week :)
I have spent some time with new friends and that
has been wonderful!
I have gotten 4 new kits in the mail!
4! WOW!

I got my first DT kit for Scrapbook Sussies
and I have already started playing with it!
I have to say- it is always a challenge
when you get a kit that is completely NOT your style,
but it is a great way to expand your scrapbooking!

I LOOOOVEEE the Sussies kits because
it is rarely stuff I would have purchased on my own-
but yet I always have a blast making my pages
with all the goodies I get!
These kits have some of the most
embellishments I have seen for the money!
If you have never gotten a "sussie",
you gotta try one!


Here are a couple pages I made with the recent
Itty Bitty Scrap Shack
September kit:
"Katlin" by Crate Paper

This is a great example of a kit that I would never buy!
The paper is very pretty (Julianna LOVES it!!!)
but it is just not my style at all.
It is very whimsical and fairytale like.
The first time I saw it, I immediately thought of a
So that is exactly what I did,
I took a picture of my girls haveing a tea party :)

I actually really love the way this next page came out!
This is why I LOVE kit clubs!
I already said that I would not have bought
this paper normally-
but I am so glad I got this kit, because
I really love the way this page
"Pretty Girl" came out!

I made the fabric flower out of coordinating fabric scraps
and added the cardstock leaves that came in the kit.

More pages and projects coming from this kit soon
More pages from other kits too!!

Have a Great Weekend Y'all!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Prima Gallery

Fun News!
Prima accepted 2 of my recent pages for their gallery!
(Both of them I made from the August "Bad Girls" Kit)

You can view the pages here:

Prima Member Gallery

Monday, September 8, 2008

Prima Challenge

I made this page for the PRIMA challenge at the Bad Girls site.
We had to use 75% prima products on our layout.

I sprayed the flowers with glimmer mist & then used
gold leafing paint to accent the flowers, shells and the title.
The postcard in the background is from the new
Prima Collage paper.

These pictures are of my kids back in 2003.
They were taken in Jacksonville Beach, FL {my hometown}

Prima Products Used:
Pattern Paper
Collage Paper {the postcard}
8 different flowers
Say it with Crystals {brown swirls}


Blog Awards

I have been tagged!
Not with one blog award... but 2!


My sweet & very TALENTED friend,
Ching awarded me this on her blog last week!
Everything I know about Ching, I ADORE!
She is so sweet and bubbly-
I wish we lived closer so we could be friends IRL!
Thanks so much Ching~ I *heart* your blog too!!


I met this amazing scrapbooker, Karen,
over on Moments 2 Remember-
where she was recently a guest designer.
Her work is GORGEOUS!
I absolutely loved having her on the team!!!
Thanks so much Karen for thinking of me when you
were handing out blog awards!
I was so surprised and honored to be chosen by you!


I will be awarding some blogs sometime this week!
Stay tuned :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

I'm Published! {almost!}

I am SOOOOO excited!
I found out a little while ago that

Scrapbook News & Review

is publishing 10 of my scrapbook pages!!!

I have never been published before-
so this is a dream come true!
I submitted several pages in their last page call,
hoping I would be asked for 1!
Imagine my surprise when they requested 10!!!!

The pages to be published are:
"August 2003"
"By The Sea"
"Popsicle Girl"
"Pony Farm"
"Kiss You Boo Boo"
"Crabby But Cute"
"Girls Just Want To Have Fun"

Please check out Issue 6

coming out on September 13th!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Photography 101

I am trying to teach Matt how to take decent pictures of me.
Somehow- the pics he takes ALWAYS look AWFUL!
I look in the mirror- and I look great ;)
then Matt takes a picture of me- and I want to throw up!
{is that possible?!?}
So this morning we got up
bright and early and went to the
Rainbow Gardens
for a photography session....

Matt's Rules:
*use that zoom baby!
what do you think it is there for?

zoom in!!!
*minimize my chin at all costs!
I do not have 4 chins,
I do not want to look like it in your pictures!
*wait for the wind
I do not want to have funky fly away hair!

*make me look sexy!

you can do it- you love me!

Well I have to say-
there were still lots of duds,

but there were also some great shots!
Way to go Matt!







which one is your favorite?
I would love to know your opinion!

Also!! Featuring one of Matt's photos-
Here is my
"August Apron Challenge"

layout for Bad Girls!

We had to make a page about our goals using the August kit

thanks for looking and have a
FABULOUS weekend!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

M2R September Kit "Downtown Chic

Moments 2 Remember Proudly Presents:
The September 2008 Kit
"Downtown Chic"
Featuring pattern paper and embellishments from the
Making Memories 5th Ave Elizabeth Collection!

The colors are perfect for going into fall
and this kit is PACKED with embellishments
that will make you want to scrapbook!!

This YUMMY Kit {designed by ME} Includes:
(2) Damask Foil Papers
(2) Dot Flock Papers
(2) Double Sided Floral Papers
(2) Double Sided Dots Papers
(2) Double Sided Berry Papers
(2) Black Solid
(1) Ranger Stickles in Burgundy
(1) Package Bazzill Large Burgandy Paper Flowers
(1) Making Memories 5th Ave Chipboard Alphabet
(4) Making Memories 5th Ave Shaped Journal Sheets
(1) 12" Exclusive Black Floral Paper Lace
Misc. Embellishments:
Assorted Making Memories Flowers and Buttons,
Sheer Black Ribbon, Tim Holtz clip, Tim Holtz Tickets.
Exclusive Pre-cut and Inked Paper Piecing by Shannon Morgan

"Little Ms Priss"
I distressed the paper & then machine sewed it onto my background.
I then tucked lace underneath the edges to make a
frame all the way around.
The crocheted flower was left over from the August kit!!

I hand cut this frame and then used the STICKLES
to create the swirl design all over.

Julianna when she was 5- now she is 10..... time flies!!!

"Christmas Picture 2006"
This is my sister & her family- their Christmas Picture from 2006
I used the August M2R sketch from Lynnie for this Layout!!

"Mini Notebook"
made with left overs from the kit!
You can find detailed instructions on how to make this
QUICK and EASY project under my
September M2R challenge HERE.

thanks for looking- HURRY over to M2R and get your kit!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

I hope you are all having a nice holiday weekend!

Thanks so much to:
Aunt Caroline & Uncle Brian,
Titi, Uncle Phil, Emma & PJ,
Memama & Grandpa Jay

for all the FUN gifts that came in the mail!
The girls had a blast RIPPING through all their presents!
Here are some pics from the girls birthday!







the girls had a GREAT birthday!!!


Here is another page I made with the
Bad Girls August Kit

"Paradise Cove"

I love this pic of my sister & brother in law!

Have a GREAT DAY!!

Oh PS!!!!
... stay tuned for the
Moments 2 Remember September Kit Reveal!!
Coming Soon.....