Monday, March 30, 2009

some great news!

hi everyone!
so i am sitting here from my parents home in the poconos, getting ready to start our new venture to moving to CO! we leave tomorrow morning and are heading to IL to see my bff kathy! i cant wait to see her and i am so excited! then we will spend the night and then we are off to CO.

i am excited and nervous at the same time, its such a great start for us but i have never lived that far away from my family. good thing for email and webcams!

i was also asked to be apart of scrap that design team!
here is our forum:
and our blog:

I wanted to show my LO for the scrappiest blog
here is the great sketch liz did for us

here is my take on the sketch:
i used my mind eye paper
and i made my own denim embellishments that will be for sale soon!

ok i also need a favor, if anyone knows how to make blinkies can you email me? i need one for my dt
i can put you on our blog for free advertisment!
thanks everyone!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

alot to share

hi everyone! so this post may be kinda on the longer side, alot to post as far as my LO's and big news!
so first here is my LO for MDC
we were using julie bonner(52 weeks....52 sketches) sketch
here is my LO:
i used prima's space boy collection
i did handstitching and handcutting of alot of things!
also those black marks on the bottom are not suppose to be there, my son decided he was going to write on my LO when i wasnt looking-bad boy! so i had to cover them up!

you can play along with us on the MDC blog using julie's current weekly sketch
MDC challenge blog

next LO is for the scrappiest blog:
its already sketch 4
here is the awesome sketch liz provided us
and here is my take on the sketch:
i used BG paper, handstitching and handcutting also homemade flowers

you can also play along with us, liz is giving away and awesome prize:
There's another way you can win a Pink Paislee "Spring Fling" kit. All you have to do is complete a layout from one of the previous sketches posted here on the blog. You can either email it to me or add a comment to this post with a link to where we can see it. Be sure to tell us which sketch you used.
Submissions are due April 1st. (no foolin')

so head over and play along with us!

ok the next LO is for a site called my sketch world
i found it through liz who is on their dt
the challenge was to use their sketch and use the title i am so lucky
here is my LO:
i used my minds eye paper, KI memories letters, handstitching and handcutting

the last LO is for my dt lets scrap
i asked everyone to pick a pagmaps sketch
i used the one from march of 09
my take on the sketch:
love that my minds eye paper!!!

so thats the LO portion, we are moving to CO at the end of the month. tim got a job and we leave on the 30th. its going to be a huge change but for the better i think. its going to be hard leaving my family and friends! :(

LS is also holding a crop next month april 23-26th called spring fling! lots of good stuff come join us!
happy scrapping

Friday, March 6, 2009

sorry for being MIA



i am back! we very much enjoyed our vacation to CO!! and my friend kristy loved her album, i was so happy and nervous. i decided to do a baby book for her daughter and hopefully i can get some more business and do what i love! i wanted to share some photos from our vacation first

the CO mountains nothing like i ever seen before:
us at the garden of gods:
my favorite pic of sean & michelle
CO is beautiful and like nothing i have ever seen before!

also i made another design team-the scrappiest!
i am so excited and happy to be there!
here is the first sketch liz gave us!

here is my take:
i used bazzill cardstock,faux stitching, handcut spiders,MM alphas

Love autumn days:
this was a julie bonner sketch:
i used MM spice kit, hand stitching

Pretty in Pink:
i used basic grey paper, handcut felt brackets and letters. i based this off a sketch from creative scrappers (i think)
handstitching here too

Let it snow:
handstitching, KI memories paper, handcut title
partial scraplift from scrapbooks etc mag

Sweet baby:
sketch #9 from julie bonner
hand stitching, KI memories paper,chipboard embellies, paper pieced sailboat

well thanks for stopping by! i have more exciting news very soon

Monday, February 16, 2009

Monday challenge

so i am glad to be home this week, my mom had surgery last week and we were at the hospital for a few days, mom is doing alot better-thank goodness!
the doc said her disc was so ruptured it popped right out.

so today at MDC our challenge was to use lace cardstock and we cant use adhesive
so i did some handsewing and brads to attach it,
i used SEI-sleigh ride underneath the cardstock and basic grey paper, i also used MM chipboard letters and applied 3d glue to them, MM journaling spot.

i also used this for LS, we had to use a black &white photo.

i also finally finished a LO for julie's site
handstitching, buttons, handmade flowers

also i have some great news but i cant quite share it yet-he he he
thanks for stopping by!
happy scrapping

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

its tuesday!

morning everyone!
so this past weekend was crazy i went out on sat night with some old high school friends and had a blast! it was great seeing them, they havent changed one bit and i love that!
here is all of us

then sunday me and my sister took sean to the crayola factory we had a blast!

so the last few days i guess i have been in a slump but i did get a few things done since friday

yesterday i made a paper cupcake, i saw it in scrapbooks etc and had to try it
it was alot harder to make than i thought and next timei will use smaller strips

star student:
i did handstitching, faux stitching, handcutting and some felt ribbon

eat cake:
i scraplifted myself, i did handstiching,handcutting and storytellers paper and brackets were used

well thanks for coming back and checking me out! hope you have a great week
happy scrapping

Friday, February 6, 2009


morning everyone! so i wanted to share some new things i made! i was on a roll yesterday, 1 LO and 2 cards! plus i got alot done around the house, so that was nice.

tomorrow i am meeting some old high school friends for dinner and sunday me and tim are taking sean to the crayola factory, and my sister is coming so we are going to have a blast!

this was a sketch #5 by julie bonner, i so love her site and sketches, i look forward to a new one every sunday
i used storytellers paper, MM paper and embellies, and the tag, is made from apha backing,cosmo cricket chipboard letters, i did some handstitching as well

happy halloween:
i did this for a pagemaps contest, i am really pleased with this one,
i used goodies from my tally sis becky-thanks!
i handstitched, and did the paper peiced crow

bee mine:
i am new at cards so i am starting out slow, i saw this in scrapbooks etc mag and i had to do it!
i used target $ bin pp, paper pieced bee,handstitching and storytellers alpha's

be mine:
this one if for my chemo angel, i wanted something simple
i used my pens to draw lines around the edges, cut squares and i punched out the scalloped circle
i also used 3birds chipboard heart and versamark to do be mine

so thanks for looking! i hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

MDC layout and great news!

first i want to share my MDC layout with you, our challenge was to do a LO about a person you love and tell them why. I am horrible at journaling for some reason,my words just dont come out right on paper,but i tried!

so here is my LO
i did some handstitching, and i made my own flowers and heart, i used dill blossom SEI paper and twill ribbon.

next i found out sunday i am a guest designer for scrapperie, and right now they are doing a fantastic February contest with games,challenges and all sorts of fun
so head on over now!

next over in my ning group lets scrap we are holding a 2 day crop with a love theme!
come on over and check it out

now i am going to share my LO's i have been working on

i love you:
handstitching and handcutting, i also used bling for the title, and 3 birds chipboard

sweet dreams:
this was a sketch from julie bonner, i really like how this came out! i used making memories paper, KI chipboard,3birds felt peices

Bucket List:
i did this for 2 challenges, first was at tally, we were to use our leftover alpha's to make a tree. and 2nd was for my group i gave the girls a challenge to do a bucket list.
i used cosmo cricket papers, and some misc. supplies

i used a template from creating keepsake magazine just loved this one,i did make it my own with a few things!
the car paper is sandylion-rush hour, i used dream street papers alpha's

so i think thats it! so headover to lets scrap today! and i have the job of picking a new dt member soon, we have had such great entries, its really going to be tough!

Friday, January 23, 2009

more layouts

so i love love julie bonner and her sketch site so this week she has an awesome sketch up and its actually sponsored by the design team i am on mothers & daughters creations
here is the LO i made for julie's sketch
i handstitched, and handcut the titles and flowers

next here is a LO i did inspired by a LO in creating keepsakes
lately i have been looking alot to magazines for inspiration

i love you
i used bazzill cardstock, handstitching, 3 birds chipboard, i also handcut the heart, and the bling was snowflakes but i turned them into i love you!

well hope everyone is having a great friday! we are getting ready to go down to DE tomorrow to visit my cousins and aunts so i cant wait to see everyone!

happy scrapping

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

i have been busy!

so i have been busy scrapping and crafting-yay! and tim got me photoshop yesterday so i have been playing around on that. i found a site called pioneer woman and wow she is awesome! i cant wait to buy a photo printer so i can start scrapping with them! now back to the regular scheduled program-lol

first here is my layout for mothers & daughters creations, we were to pick a sketch by julie bonner and i chose #43 of last years

adore you
i handstitched the outside edge, i used daisy bucket paper (perfect harmony)
they can be found here at MDC store
i also did faux stitching, handcut the title and flowers

next there was a challenge over a scrapperie
we were to scraplift ourselves! what a cool challenge!
so i choose a older LO it was orginially 8x8 and i turned it into 12x12

apple of my eye
i used sassafras apple delight paper, paper pieced apple, handstitching, and i also cut the title out from chipboard letters that i wont use-lol

and last i signed up for chemo-angels i sent a card to a cancer patient once a week so here is my card

ok first i want to say i did scraplift this, and i have no idea where i got it from, i did switch the placement around but i am sorry i cant give proper credit

i used my left over daisy bucket papers, and the smile came from 3 birds
i hope she likes it!

so thanks for coming by,happy scrapping!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

awesome news!

hello my scrappy friends! so i got word yesterday i made a design team, i am super duper excited! its called scraps of us! we have an online community and a online store. i offically start in march but i am so excited to be there, the ladies are super supportive and very talented! we also have great classes so please go over and check it out!
the store:
the blog:

so i also signed up for chemo-angels and i signed up to send cards and goodies every week to someone with cancer, i am so glad i could help brighten someones day
here is the card i made her
i also did a LO and i am not really happy with it but here it is
also for the lets scrap design team this month we altered items, i had a ton of blank coasters, so i found shapes i like, cut them and then used cosmo cricket papers to cover and decorate with
and last i did a LO for julie bonners site, this is sketch #2, i cant say enough about her sketches they rock!
so hope on over to scraps of us!
happy scrapping!

Monday, January 12, 2009

finally did some scrapping!

well seems the sickness is over finally! and i got a chance to scrap-whoot!
family ties
i did handstitching and i cut out the tree by hand and the title! covered chipboard as well
i have to say i am really happy with how this turned out

next i did a challenge over at tally, called stop sitting on it
i NEVER do LO's about me, i always do them about sean or our family so this one was different for me! i have a hard time with journaling as well so i dont really do it that often

me @ 29
i used basic grey paper,and notebook paper
i also did handstitching and cutting of the 29

so i hope everyone is staying creative and keeping to their resolutions or goals
happy scrapping!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

look back at 2008

happy new year friends! well it has been really crazy here, everyone is sick! so i have some things to share today first my mothers & daughters creations LO
i had a really tough time with this LO,we were suppose to do things we want to change in the new year but i did a look back at 2008 and i am pretty happy with it. i tried pleating for the first time, thanks amy for the inspiration!
i used imaginisce paper, fairest of them all collection
you can find the paper here

also i made some recipe boxes for christmas
these were super simple to make and made out of one sheet of cardstock, each have tabs for breakfast, lunch,dinner,snacks and desserts
i found the directions on someones blog and i am sorry i forgot who now.

also thanks to pinky for making my last 2 blog headers! hope everyone is having a good new year so far!