Saturday, October 30, 2010

Check out Suzy's blog for some Trick-or-Treat Blog Candy!

Suzy is giving away an awesome scrapbook prize on her blog: http://scrapwithsuzy.blogspot.com/2010/10/trick-or-treat-blog-candy.html!  Please check it out and let her know I sent you! Have a great Halloween!! :)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Scrapbook Challenges 1st Birthday Bash

 Scrapbook Challenges (http://scrapbookchallenges.ning.com/) is celebrating its 1st Birthday this weekend with a blog hop. Please participate with me! There's giveaways involved. Start the blog hop at Pamela's blog (http://www.pamelasworldofscrap.blogspot.com/). Then to view other member's blogs from the group, like mine, visit the Hop On board (http://scrapbookchallenges.ning.com/forum/topics/birthday-bash-hop-on). Here is the sketch & my LO:




The journaling says; "As you can tell, purple is my favorite color! This was actually June 26, 2006, a day before my birthday. I called it my 'Un-Birthday'! The gifts I received shown in this pic are: a lighthouse night light w/ bulbs, a card set, and I don't remember what was in the bag!" I had to work on my birthday, but was given the day before off. I love collecting lighthouses other than scrapbooking! TFL and please join in on the fun! Have a safe Halloween weekend! :)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Take on Sketch 223 for Scrapbook Challenges


I received my goodies for Skipping Stones Design (http://skippingstonesdesign.com/) and used the "Hanging with my peeps" stamp on this LO! These pictures were taken before we were about to go somewhere- a park or somewhere out of town cuz Emily has a Guess Who game beside her on the couch. Krippy, the cat, is now dead, she died a year ago. She hissed at us a lot whenever my stepdad would tease her with a big stuffed dog. Even though it wasn't real, it was to her, she about tore the dog up!! We ended up throwing the dog away cuz she picked it until the foam peanuts came out! Here's a pic of what I got from Skipping Stones:



I can't wait to use them! I'll use most of them on cards and maybe a few LOs. The purse came with 5 inserts/plastic pockets and then I have 5 refills and 5 inserts for an 8.5x11 purse that I'll  have to buy. They had to include a teaser to buy another purse you know! TFL! :)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Scrapbook LOs & What's Been Going On With Me

Sketch for next LO








Sketch from Sketch World Challenge for next LO






 October Sketch Challenge for Scrappin-n-Chattin w/ sketch.
Postal Stamp Challenge for Scrappin-n-Chattin

The LOs can basically explain themselves. I don't know how much room I have left in this post! If you wanna know more, please comment. My computer has been down since last Tuesday night and I've been doing a lot of scrappin'. I just started a diet this past Monday. Well it's not really a diet, it's more like cutting back on what I eat and cutting out a lot of things- mostly chocolate and caffeine. I've been drinking water with everything I eat and walking some everyday. My neighborhood is a big circle, so I started with one lap and increased a lap each day since Wednesday. It's hard eating less, but I'll get used to it! I've lost 3 lbs already, so that gives me motivation to keep going! I'm losing weight with a friend of mine, who's also a friend of my dad's, long story, lol. Her daughter is our coach, kinda like Jillian on Biggest Loser but not as harsh! I'm still job hunting. I need to call Target and Harris Teeter later today. I applied at Target last Thursday and then Harris Teeter again this past Tuesday. I've almost got the cross-stitch sampler done, I need to get back to that this week, too! I hope I didn't bore anyone! Sorry for the mass post!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

2 LOs Made With Goodies From Stamp And Create





I  did the curls LO (Crafting LO) for Scrapbook Challenges Sketch 221 (first sketch) and Scrappin'-n-Chattin'. I used a sketch from The Paper Variety (second sketch) for the Hidden Journaling LO (second LO). I love following sketches when I scrap now! It makes me not want to fill up the page even though I almost did on the Curls LO. I love Basic Grey Oliver Collection!  I chose the XO's paper for the Curls LO, because it reminds me of cross-stitching. I found these pics in my pics to scrap and thought I might as well scrap them since I still have them! The artwork on the card was black and white in a Rose Art kit of my sister's. I traced it and then colored it with markers. I think I made both cross stitch projects for Christmas presents. The circle is the journaling that tells about who I made each project for. I made the card for my mom's bday, the God is Love cross stitch for Haylee (my stepsister) and the Bless Our Home cross stitch for Emily (my sister). I did frame the God is Love cross stitch, well I matted it to a piece of paper that looks like a house. I just didn't take a picture of the finished project like I did the other one! I've been wanting to scrap the picture of Tyler brushing his teeth, so I decided to use the hidden journaling on this LO. It's under the title and under the paper with the smiley face sticker and water bucket. I wanted to use "Cheese" as the title, or "Say Cheese", but didn't want to use stickers, so I thought "Picture Perfect" fits! I decided to use the monkey paper since he just went to to a Yo Gabba Gabba concert and had his picture taken with Sock Monkey! My dad called my sister and I monkeys when we were little, too, so he should be called a monkey as well, lol! He loves trains so I decided to include train brads on the LO. They're actually meant for laces on sneakers, but they work with brads, too!
I'm going to be helping BigFishFM at MumFest tomorrow with the Kutless concert! I can't wait! I'm going to be selling merchandise! It's been awhile since I've been to a concert. I'll update my blog tomorrow night about the concert. I need to get to bed, it's getting late. TFL!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

World Card Making Day




I used the sketch from Sassy Lil' Sketches (http://sassylilsketches.blogspot.com/) to create this card. I received most of the Christmas bling (red, green, & blue on front as well as the red & green bling on the inside), the Merry Christmas & floral stickers, ribbon, and The Magic of Christmas stamp on the inside from another bottle swap in the mail Friday that I wasn't expecting to get! I love surprise goodies!! I'll be using them on my LOs around Christmas and a few more cards. I love scrappin' with sketches and plan on using a few more in the future!