Tuesday, December 30, 2008

~Oh, yeah, did I mention?~

We're going to Walt Disney World!!!!  We booked it a couple days before Christmas so the news got temporarily lost in the Christmas fun...but I never stop thinking about it!  I am so excited, I am a Disney magic person, I am one of those that will never forget walking into The Magic Kingdom and taking in Main Street and wondering like a kid, "How'd they do that, that is so cool!"  DH and kids feel the same.  We are all transported for the duration of our vacation into a "happy mode."  I LOVE it!!  I know some people don't get it.  You either love it or hate it.  I am in the "can't get enough" camp.  I can see DH and I going when we are 65 and still enjoying every moment.  So, that's that.  The only bad thing is, it isn't until June, so we have a long wait!!!

magicalkingdoms.com Ticker

Gonna do some scrapping tonight...I'll come back and post my masterpieces!  LOL

Monday, December 29, 2008

~Happy Winter Freebie~

Hi again!  I am feeling wintery today...the weather is rainy and it's a quiet Monday...I have a wintery layout to share...I really like the way this turned out.  I used Mandy Mystiques' adorable mini-kit Snowman Kisses at Elemental Scraps.

(click for credits)

And here is the adorable kit...click to go to kit at Elemental Scraps

In the spirit of winter, I also decided to share a template!  Use it for a winter layout or whatever you want.  If you scrap a page with it, email me the link so I can see, that's always fun!  Have fun and Happy Winter!

Enjoy and Happy Monday!

~Ahhhhh, sigh of relief...~

Did you hear that, my sigh of relief?  Well, not to be a scrooge, but I always feel better when put away the Christmas decorations after Christmas.  I put them up pretty early, weekend after Thanksgiving, so I am usually ready right away after Christmas to reclaim my house from Santas, candy dishes and the color red.  I LOVE Christmas and I love Christmas decorations, but I am done now.  Ready to move on to the Rock Band New Year's party we're having in 2 days, eek!  We are having a rock star "dress-up" party, should be fun.  Just wanted to get that off my chest....have a great Monday!

Friday, December 26, 2008

~Back in the swing~

Nothing heart-stopping to share...just wanted to get the header updated for the season and make a post so I can say I did and that will hopefully motivate me to get "back in the swing" of posting more often.

We had a great Christmas and things are settling down.  Kids are off for another week or so, so we are sleeping in and just enjoying the time playing with all the new loot.

I have been scrapping, and updated my slideshow above, I will be posting some specifics in the next couple of days.

Hope you all are enjoying your Holidays too and I will see you soon!

Friday, November 7, 2008

A FUNNY video and a freebie!

Ok, this has nothing to do with scrapbooking, but it is so freakin' funny I had to share!  A family member sent it to me on email.  It is a Baby Shower Game video, but it is NOT guess the baby food or guess the belly size...you'll just have to play it to see for yourself!

Go here to laugh hysterically!

I also made ANOTHER card...here it is...

And here is a little weekend gift for you...just because!  Happy Friday!  Image is linked.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

2 more Cards and my Speed Scrap LO

Good morning!

Thought I would show you the next couple cards I did for my gift sets I am making (see my first entry yesterday to see the others I've made).  I am totally addicted to this now!  Every new one I make is mw new favorite!

I really like this one because she showed us tips on making the elements "pop" off the page.  I love the idea of printing the flower on and then adding another on top instead of just attaching a flower, the printed one adds even more dimension.   You can get get this template and all the others here at ScrapMatters.  And you get points toward the challenge system for each on you do, how cool is that?

And this one is not one of the It's In the Cards Challenge templates, it was a freebie on World Card Making Day which I have now gone and collected all of, they did a card template blog train!  This one is by winkasheart.  You can get it on her blog on her October 4 entry.

And the back...

And here is my layout from last night's ScrapMatters Speed Scrap...as usual I had a really fun time and I learned a couple new skills too!

Ok, I'm off to start my day, see ya all later!
Don't forget the template freebie in the next entry!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Layouts, announcements and a freebie!

Well, I have been busy catching up this week and have done a few layouts...

Here's one with Franziska and Flergs new collab kit Sugar Rush...I just LOVE this kit, soooooo cute, look at that little dude in there!  And, did you know Franziska is at Scrapbook Graphics now?  Yep, that's right!  Check out her new store!

I also did this layout with Polka Dot Plums' new kit Ashlea Brooke...again my favorite kind of colors, bright and happy, which, of course, led to this:

And, I did this LO with Mimi's very pretty kit Amanda...I love purple, my favorite color, and I love it combined with these blues and browns! Even though I didn't use the purple in this LO, I will on another one! Color is definitely the first thing I look at in a kit, if I love the colors, I will want to buy it!

Now, onto announcements...
Scrapmatters has 2 Speedscraps coming up...these are soooo fun!  If you haven't tried them, you really should!  I know it sounds a bit intimidating, but it's really so fun!

The first is tonight, go here for details:

And take a looksie at this participation prize!
Yep, you get it just for participating in the Speed Scrap!

And there is one Friday afternoon:

And here's what you'll get for completing that Speed Scrap: 

And...now for the freebie...
You know the "tired" layout I did with Mimi's kit (above)?  I made it into a template for you!  Hope you like it!  Here it is, image is linked...

Ok-that's it for tonight, I wanted to get this all posted, because I am going to be speed scrapping tonight!!  See you there!

Look what I made!

I have been busy creating HYBRID cards! My first hybrid projects and it is sooooo fun! I am getting to use all my old traditional scrap tools and a few embellies too. I am making the cards from Scrap Matters' It's in the Cards challenges running right now. i am making 13 of each card so I will have 13 sets to give to teachers and friends for Christmas gifts. I am so excited, this is a gift I would love to receive! I always make homemade cocoa mix too to give away for the Holidays, so this year I will give a pretty package of homemade cards and some fresh cocoa mix to drink while writing out a card or two.

Here are the three I have done so far...

That's it for now, off to work on card #4 and a couple layouts...

Friday, October 31, 2008

It's a Spooky Blog Train Party!

Happy Halloween everyone! Trick or Treat! Why leave all the fun for the kids? We have treats for you on tons of blogs today! The Sunshine Sweets and some of their friends have whipped up a super cute freebie party for you! But you'll have to be brave to get it...check out my door to "knock" on!

And if you survive my spooky door, hop on your broom and fly over to Kami's blog to get your next trick..ummm, I meant treat!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

TWO Speed Scraps!

SM is having 2 speed scraps, one tonight and one tomrrow, they are so fun!!!! Please join us! Go here for all the details.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Don't know what happened!!!

So, sorry!  I don't know what happened to that pink Brag Book page!  But here is a new link that has both pages in it, and when I open them, they are ok...hope it works this time!

In case 4shared asks, the password is inspiration

Have a great night!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's the Wonder Girl Blog Hop Party

{If you are looking for the SM Birthday BLOG PARTY, SCROLL DOWN TO THE NEXT ENTRY}

Good morning!

Happy Blog Party! I know, two days in a row I have a blog party gift for you, cool huh?

So, the Wonder Girls thought that since we canceled August SWW, we would go ahead and use BOTH months of collabs, Sunflower for SWW and then we made a mini-kit based on Anchors Away for you too! And we are giving it away on all our blogs!

Here's mine:

Please no sharing links!

And here's all the Wonder Girls' blogs where you can pick up all the pieces to the Anchors Away mini kit.

Hope you enjoy!  And please come join in on the fun of SWW starting TOMORROW at Sunshine Studio Scraps...LOTS of challenges, games and prizes (including another mini-kit)!

See you there!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Scrap Matters!

Good Morning!! It's Scrap Matters' 1st Birthday and the party starts today!

Go visit our store and forum and join in on the fun! There is an awesome new Birthday Kit that all the designers worked on. Part of it is a HUGE awesome gift with purchase, part is a Daily Download, part is a chat gift, part is a birthday gift!

Here is how AWESOME it is! This is the preview of the Gift With Purchase portion:

This is the LO I did using this fun, jam-packed kit:

And there are a bunch of super cool filled to the brim Grab Bags for sale in celebration of ScrapMatters' birthday!  Check out this LO I did using a whole bunch of them:

We are all sharing birthday traditions in honor of SM's birthday...my Birthday is January 4th, only 10 days after Christmas!  So, there were and still are many years that my birthday is forgotten by some.  And, some years, school wasn't back in yet from Christmas break, so there was no cupcakes at school, etc.  As a girl, that was important to me!  So, every year, even now as an adult, my Mom sends me a gift for my half-birthday, which happens to be July 4th!  That way, I have a small celebration of my birthday away from the busy holiday season!  What is your birthday tradition?

And, oh yeah, we are having a Blog Party! The Designers, CT and SMG all made this incredible Brag Book using the new birthday kit! All I can say is WOW!!

So, hopefully you came from Heather's blog...she is before me on the train and after you get my piece, head to Alice's blog for the next piece.

And here are my pages:

Password is inspiration
Please no sharing links!

Thanks for visiting, and I'll see you over at Scrap Matters!  Don't forget your party hats!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A little birdie told me...

Ooooh, at Sun?  Yay!!!!!!  Be sure to visit Sunshine Studio Scraps this Sunday so you don't miss out!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sunshine Wonder Week is Coming (and a freebie)!

OK--so I haven't been the best blogger lately, but I made up for it today with a whopping three posts!  So read this one and then read on!

I am writing now to tell you that the September edition of Sunshine Wonder Week is starting this Sunday and has all the usual fun, games, challenges and prizes!  So, be sure to start checking the forums this weekend for all the details.  It will run all week until next Sunday, October 5th.  It is really a blast and has lots of cool activities.  This month we are featuring two kits...the regular challenges and SWW mini-kit are featuring the collab Sunflower.  

And since we missed August, we are featuring an additional kit this month, the Anchors Away collab.  The Wonder Girls have made an extra special gift for you this month and it will be given away as a blog train freebie party!  So please bookmark the Wonder Girls and keep an eye out for us THIS SATURDAY, the day before SWW starts.

And speaking of freebie templates...Andilynn's CT has hijacked her blog this week to run a cool challenge...check it out!  It's a really cool template challenge, that I made the template for!!!!!  We have had really good participation so far and it runs until this Sunday night.  You get the template for free obviously and when you post a LO, you get a cool photo mask set that Andi made as a participation prize!  I am gonna let you go visit Andi's blog to get all the details...look at the September 22 post.

And finally, because I haven't done one in a while, I am giving away a template tonight just for the heck of it.  I did this LO last night at the Scrap Matters Speed Scrap...

I like it and it seemed to get a pretty good response, so, I made a template of it!


And that's it for tonight...I am tired and I am supposed to go to the gym in the morning, eek!  Wish me luck!

Look at THIS!!!!!

The ad says it all, I am soooo excited, SM is such an awesome site and I am so happy to help celebrate their 1st Birthday and be part of it all!  Come on over and check us out!

Gorgeous new kit!

Take a look at this gorgeous creation by Franziska Altman...I bet you have some cutie pies you can use this on!  Look at the adorable alpha and irresistible denim!

Check it out in her stores at Sunshine Studio Scraps and Scrap Orchard.  And here is a Lo I did using another of her gorgeous kits, Free Spirit.  You can find this one in both her stores too.

Here's a preview of the whole kit:

So, that's what I've been up to this morning...I will be back with more later tonight.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

{Has it really been over a month?}

Yes it has!  But I have a good excuse...hubby came home after being away for over a year!!!  YAY!!  Notice the countdown ticker is gone from my sidebar?  Won't be needing that anymore!!!  So, we spent a while having lots of family fun and then school started, so we had all of that...open houses, orientations, first days, supplies, HW schedules, Girl Scouts starting...eeek, shall I go on?  So, I am finally back, getting re-acquainted with my computer and my online friends!

I have missed so much and I feel so far behind..so I am just gonna jump right in and do a little shameless self-advertising...you remember I said I became a Sunflower at Sunshine Studio Scraps?  Well, I completed my first project for that team...a collab kit with Madame Wing called Secret Garden!  We had a fun time designing it!  And the cool thing is that it is on sale at Sun!!!  Officially in the store, can you believe it?  The Sunflowers have their own section in the store, so you can check all three Sunflower collabs.  So here it is...what do you think?  if you like it, go pick it up and be one of my first customers!
AND I was accepted the the Scrap Matters site Creative Team!  I am so excited, SM is one of my main two digi-scrappin homes and I am so happy and proud to be on that team!!  Look what I've already scrapped...

So, here's another really gorgeous kit by Kiki Halbert called Cool Nights, Blue Sky...love the colors here, muted but so rich!

And yet another awesome kit from Sun...this one is by Kristi and called Psychedelic Funk and it is soooo coooool man!  (hehe couldn't resist), she has it on sale for a limited time, so go get it quick!  Take a peek...

So, I could go on and on because while I was gone soooo many pretty kits came out, but those are the two most recent, so I will leave it at that and be caught up now!

But before I go, don't miss this month's QP Olympics at Sun, we are featuring Shawn Headley's Cosmo-tini kit, it is so freakin cute!  Here's my QP and LO with it and already I am getting super cute entries!  Check them all out in the QP Olympics Gallery.  Go to this thread to get all the details on how to participate.  A little birdie told me there's a discount on the kit this month...

Whew, well, glad I finally juped back in, I feel like I can keep up now, you know?