Sunday, February 28, 2010

Celebrate You

I made this card for a challenge on Color Throwdown (CTD81).

Saturday, February 27, 2010

365 Cards in one year

Want to really challenge yourself and use up all those scraps and little embellishments you have piling up?  If you are really ambition, you could follow along withe 365 Cards which challenges you do make one card every day for a year!  Their new year starts Monday so be sure to stop by and take a look.  Sound like too much?  You could always pop in when you need a little inspiration or need to make a quick card for someone.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Easter Wishes

This is a color challenge at Scrapmaster Paradise Color Combos.  (

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Oh my gosh...I won!!!

The winner for SPCC #35 is...Denise!

Congratulations Denise! 
This is a wonderful layout!  We love how she used her Facebook statuses and printed them to keep up with what her kids say and do!  So creative!  Great job!
Denise has won a bunch of goodies from Samantha including some chipboard shapes, embellies, ribbon, two Dew Drop ink pads, and a 4 in 1 handmade stamp.

I cannot even tell you how jazzed I am at winning this online challenge.  It's my very first win.  And there's prizes!  Yay!!!!  I checked first thing this morning and screamed when I saw my name.  My kids ran over from the breakfast table to check it out and cheered right along side me.  'Course Lara had no idea why she was cheering except maybe that her picture was on the computer screen :)  It was a great way to start a day, I'll tell ya.

First day of school

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cricut Idea and Challenge Blog

I have a cricut but don't always know what to make with my cartridges.  I found a great blog that has tons of ideas listed by cartridge type.  The blog website is

Sunday, February 21, 2010

My Mom in Italy

I love this picture of my mom.  I took it when we went to Italy together for a week.  It was in 1999 and we were so in awe of the beautiful country.  We went to Rome for a few days and then to Florence where we visited my sister who was studying there.  We hauled a heavy suitcase full of American food for her to eat.  It was such a relief to deliver it.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

Holiday tradition

This is a sketch challenge (mmsc41) at Midnight Madness

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Here is another layout I made at a quick quotes convention.  I actually wasn't paying attention and put down the wrong side of the scalloped edge on the right.  I turned it over before the glue dried but the dried glue looked awful.  So I added the flowers to it and covered up the big mess.  Since I often make mistakes, I've learned the best way to fix one is to just cover it up with something you have on hand!

Need a quote for a special layout?

Join the yahoo group,  They are a group which includes nothing but quotes.  No chatter, just lots and lots of quotes.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Need more sketch ideas?

The 3Scrapateers Gallery ( has hundreds of free sketches.  The hard part will be figuring out which one to start with.


Need some new ideas or want to know how to do something?  Scrapfriends has a ton of ideas and instructions on various scrapbooking techniques.  Have fun!

Monday, February 15, 2010


I had fun with this one.  I chalked the flower flourishes using a versamark ink pad and stamped the flowers using regular stamp pads.  Then I printed out some of my facebook statuses.  I use facebook as sort of a notebook to help me remember all the hilarious things my kids are doing.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year friends!  May your new year be filled with luck and prosperity!  To my scrapbooking followers - May your year also be filled with lots of pages!

Friday, February 12, 2010


Going through my brads I noticed I had a lot of snowflakes.  So I decided to do another layout incorporating them.  I think these might be my favorite colors to scrapbook with.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Loves of my Life

The Challenge over at Practical Scrappers this week is brads.  I thought this would be a good time to try to use my heart mini brads.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Personalized album

I've always used post bound albums.  The problem with those are they only hold so much.  I have bought expanders for the albums and have used many different manufacturers.  The problem (for me) is that I end up using 4-7 albums a year.  So I finally decided to try the American Crafts D-ring album.  It can be customized and holds a ton of pages.  Even better, you can rearrange the pages so much easier than the post bound albums.

I bought the cheaper ones that are bound in a color but the rest of it is chipboard color that needs to be decorated.  This was fun because I got to choose the color and design of the album.  Here's what I came up with.  It was very easy.  I used Beacon's 3-in-1 glue.  I initially tried modge podge but the paper bubbled up.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Christmas pages

Every year during the spring or summer, when I've got the time, I make a few Christmas pages for the next Christmas.  Like every other woman out there, I just get so far behind on my projects and pages.  By making a few ahead of time, I don't have to dread the stack of December pictures.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Autumn Adventures

This was a sketch challenge from my favorite yahoo group, Scrapfromyourstash.  Alex, the group owner, comes up with lots of great challenges to get your creative juices moving, while using what you already have.