Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June ODBD Scrapbook Challenge

The June scrapbook challenge at Our Daily Bread Designs is a sketch challenge.  The challenge is to create a layout of any size using ODBD stamps and the provided sketch.  I rarely create layouts about myself,  but I wanted to use some of the goodies I picked up during my birthday trip to the Great American Scrapbook Convention.  The photo is a cell phone photo taken by my friend Ruthann on my birthday.

I used the new Each Minute stamp from Our Daily Bread Designs Full of Grace collection.
Other supplies used are:.

Webster's Pages Ladies & Gents Vellum
Bazzill cardstock
Prima lace
Pleated ribbon, flowers, gems
7 Gypsies tag
Prima Vintage Trinkets
Zva Creative crystal swirl
Quickutz Rollerskate, Dragonfly & Mary Jane font dies
Spellbinders Labels 18 dies
Colorbox Chalk Ink

You can find the challenge details and the other challenge entires at Our Daily Bread Designs Blog.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

CPC June Blog Hop

It's blog hop time over at Christian Paper Crafts.  This month's theme is "Sweet Summertime".  When I think of summertime I think of vacation, so for my layout I choose some photos from our summer 2010 road trip.  I decided to do a really simple layout, since it's just one page in a two album adventure and I think the photos tell the story.

Making Memories Panorama paper
Bazzill Cardstock
K & Co. Epoxy Accent
Basic Grey "Wander" journaling tag

Come join us on the Christian Paper Crafts Blog Hop. The hop is open to members and non-members and there are some great prizes to be awarded.   Just click here to get started.  Make sure to go down to the bottom of the post so you don;t miss any of the great projects.

You still have time to enter my blog giveaway.  Click here for all the details.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Card Challenge

It's time for a new blog challenge over at Scrapbuggy.  This weeks challenge is a card challenge based on the sketch below:

Here's my take on the challenge:

LC Hello. Goodbye.  die set  DH0083
QK Flower Arrangements  REV-0031
QK Scallop Edges   CC-BDR-064
Cosmo Cricket Hello Sunshine papers
Bazzill Cardstock
Close to My Heart stamp
Divine Twine
I-Rock bling

Check out the Scrapbuggy blog for all the challenge details.  This week's prize is the exclusive Buggy Designs Chairs die.

Remember,  you have until July 3 to enter my blog giveaway.  Click here for a chance to win a big box of papercrafting goodies.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Exciting News and a Big Giveaway!!

I am so excited to announce that I was selected to the Design Team at!!  Scrapbuggy is my go to place for all things Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts.  Gia, the owner, and Shar, the design team coordinator are two of the nicest and most creative scrapbookers around. Thanks so much ladies for choosing me!  You can check out the DT announcement and read my short bio here.

In honor of this exciting news, and to celebrate my birthday and my son's birthday which are both this week, I've decided to do a giveaway!!  I'll be sending one lucky person a big box of goodies.  Here's what's in the box so far....

How do I win????  It's easy...

1. Become a follower of my blog (if you aren't already)
2. Leave a comment to this post telling which die cutting machines you own and your favorite brand(s) of dies.
3. For an addtional entry, post a link to this giveaway post on your blog, then come back and leave a comment with your blog link.

Leave your comment by Sunday July 3, 11:59 PM EST to enter to win.  One winner will be randomly selected from all the entries and announced on the blog on July 4.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Fun on Friday

Happy Friday everyone!!  Thought I'd leave you with a fun layout today to start off your weekend.

My husband being his usual fun lovin' self on our New Orleans swamp cruise.  And yes, the alligator head is real.

K& Co. patterned paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Quickutz Merry & Bright font
Jolee's Boutique stickers

Monday, June 13, 2011

Alphabet Challenge

Scrapbuggy,  my go to place for all things Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts, has started hosting challenges on their blog.  Their first challenge is an alphabet challenge. 

The rules are simple...
1) Create a layout, any size.
2) Choose a letter of the alphabet and guide your layout around that letter. For example, if you choose P, your page could include pink, paisley, polka dots, purple, etc. Or maybe your page is a picnic theme, with pickles, pork chops and party hats. LOL.
3) You may use other items as well, but be sure your page is predominantly based on the one letter.
4) Be sure to include in your description a list of all the items on your page that begin with the letter you chose.
5) The challenge ends on June 19 and you need to post your page using Mr. Linky on the Scrapbuggy Blog .

For my page I choose the letter "T".  There are at least eleven (11) "T" things on my layout...turtle die cut, title, ticket die cut, tag die cut, TJ, tan shorts, turtle in the photo, Teriyaki font,  two photos, "T"  die cut letters, tiny alphas

Like to play along?  Go on over to the  Scrapbuggy Blog for more details.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Birthday Freebies

Did you know that there are lots of places that will give you free stuff on your birthday?  And who doesn't love getting free stuff?   Here's a site that will guide you to birthday freebies in your area

TJ and I both have birthdays in June so we celebrate together.  Who can pass up ice cream...especially when it's free!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Gems of Inspiration

I am so excited to be one of the Scrapbook Challenge hostesses over at Christian Paper Crafts.  My challenge is called Gems of Inspiration and it will post on the first Thursday of the month.  What are Gems of Inspiration? They are little nuggets or gems of information, that are designed to inspire you to create. Each month you will find a different gem... it may be a technique, a theme, a color combination, a product, a verse of scripture... that is designed to inspire you and get your creative juices flowing.

This month’s inspirational gem comes straight from the CPC message boards. Over the past few weeks there has been a lively discussion about the new Sew Easy tool, by We R Memory Keepers. If you’re not familiar with the Sew Easy, it’s a tool used for punching holes for decorative stitching on paper.  Let this discussion inspire you to incorporate some stitching on a layout. You don’t have to have a Sew Easy tool to stitch, stitching can be done free hand with just a needle and thread, or with a sewing machine. You can use a faux stitching technique where you create the look of stitching with markers. Stitching on layouts can also be done using rub on stitches or rubber stamped stitches.

I was inspired by the discussion to get out my Sew Easy tool and create a stitched border on my photo mat. I used the loop stitching head and some green floss.

You can find more details about my layout on the Christian Paper Crafts Blog .  I'd love for you to play along in this challenge.  Please add your direct link to this post on the CPC Blog so we can see what you create. I can’t wait to see how you are inspired by this gem to incorporate some stitching onto your layout.