Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Love 2 Cheer...sketchabilities #36

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a fabulous week so far. Today i'm bringing you another FABULOUS sketch from Karan over at Sketchabilities. I had so much fun with this sketch...it just totally rocks!! Here is the sketch to get your mojo flowing ladies.

and here is my take on this wonderful sketch.

On this layout I used the super fun Pink Paislee Old School line paper, stickers & canvas. I added some American Craft thickers, Cosmo Cricker Tiny type, Tattered Angels mist, Xyron adhesive and Bazzill cardstock.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Greetings

Happy Monday fellow scrappers. I hope you all had a fabulous holiday with your families. Last week after Thanksgiving guess what came in our mailbox!! Our FIRST Christmas card! I thought to myself OMG....I so need to work on my cards if I plan on getting them out this year :) So I did a little cutting, stamping, and played with some adhesive. This is one of my cards I created this weekend.

So I just love this fun line by Jillibean Soup, it's Christmas Chestnut Soup. The fun little sprouts that go with this line are a must have also. I added a little marker action around the outside of the sprout on the green and drew a line around the card, did a little inking on the paper, used my fabulous Kreaxions Circle Cutter to cut out some patterned paper in the middle of the circle, a Stampin' Up sentiment and my Xyron adhesive and I was done.

So I guess I can say one card down and a million more to go :)

Happy creating everyone,

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Maya Road Chipboard Album

Ok...this was a super fun project to make. It lets you play with paint, glue & glitter :) This is a super fun Maya Road kit that Amy has at The Scrapbooking Studio. Everything you need to create this fabulous little book, and it's ready to go in one big bag. I LOVED this paper line. Lilly Bea Designs.....and i'm telling you it's CUTE!!

The fun little crowns and the gingerbread men are Maya Road chipboard! You get a metalic ink pad, silver glitter, lots of ribbon, flowers, and a couple of stick pins. You will have some paper left over which you could create a couple of Christmas cards with for the upcoming Holiday! Hurry and grab yours today efore they are gone!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wow....thanks so much for this Linda, for nominating me for this blog award!

According to the rules, I am supposed to list 3 things that make me unique, and then nominate 5 other bloggers with attitude….

Three Things…

1. I freak out if i'm running low on adhesive! When I mean low....if I don't have at least 4 refills i'm freakin' thinking i'm going to run out!

2. I always have to sleep with socks on :)

3. I do everything left handed...even grabbing things out of the fridge has to be with my left hand.

Five people…
Amy S.
Amy C.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Birthday Wishes For My Princess

So this weekend we had our daughters 14th birthday party. Wow how times flies, it seems like yesterday she only came up to me knee...and now she is as tall as me! I wanted to make her a fun, girly birthday card. So I grabbed some yummy Teresa Collins Freestyle line and started to play. The colors in this line simply worked PERFECTLY for the card. I added a little bling and some fun chipboard shapes also.

Here is a cute little picture of Ariel with her boyfriend Cole....they are soo cute!!!

So the supplies used on my card are: Xyron adhesive, American Crafts cardstock & foam dots, Teresa Collins Freestyle paper & chipboard, some blingage, Stampin' Up stamp, and my fabulous Kreaxions Circle Cutter.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What a FABULOUS Tuesday!!!!

Ok ladies....I copied this right off of Teresa Collins blog!!! I'm over the top excited to see my name on this list!!! What a honor to be one of the finalist for the Teresa Collins DT. Good luck to everyone on the list!!

Oh, this is so hard. I was given the names of the girls who are the top finalist. I can't thank the panel of judges who helped in this process. I was told that there was so many beautiful entry's that it was the hardest decision to narrow down the list. I want to thank each of you that submitted.

The list is in NO particular order.

Teresa Collins Design Team Finalist:

Sandie Vincent- England

Yvonne Blair-Florida

Dianna Kronquist- North Carolina

Stacy Rodriguez-Illinois

Karen Gerber-Canada

Tina Schubert-Germany

Dianna Kronquist- North Carolina

Audra Wright- California

Gaelle Fauglas- France

Lisa Houpt- Florida

Jan Hennings- Iowa

Dawn Tavela- Massachusetts

Lee Brehon- Canada

Michele Holzhauser- Arkansaw

Laurie Martin- Cohn- Oregon

Karolina Wycislik- Poland

Amanda Jones- United Kingdom

Kelly Boyden- Florida

Kathy Morgan- California

Vanessa Giurdanella-Germany

Manita Philipsen-The Netherlands

Jeno Dodaj- Connecticut

Hera Frei- Switzerland

Staci Taylor- Maryland

Tami Sanders- Texas

Jen Erickson- Illinois

Joanne Bain- Australia

Kim Sonksen- United Kingdom

Jennifer Hottinger- Canada

Angela Ploegman- Iowa

Azura Alyssa- Singapore

Ashley Harris- Arizona

Laura McCollough- California

Julie Jacob- Washington

Lisa Spiegel- California

Maridette Cachola- California

Stacey Michaud- Connecticut

Candy Rosenberg- Oregon

Gini Williams- North Carolina

Colette Nederhoff-New Mexico

Kathy Floen- Montana

Sarah Slade- United Kingdom

Mette Kallander- Sweden

Karen Wilson- Arizona

Kaori Fujimoto- Japan

Danielle- the Paper Princess- Calfornia

Aida Haron- Singapore

Kim Garner- Iowa

Ly Thein Le- California

Ellen Sosnoski- Pennsylvania

Sarah Larson- Wisconsin

Ann-Kartin Toresen- Norway

Cara Vincens- France

Niki Willaert-Minnesota

Jill Cornelius- Texas

Anya Lunchenko-Pennsylvania

Patti Hamil- Georgia

Jeanie Dickinson- Wyoming

Pam Taylor- Utah

Caroline Kelly- Massachusetts

Michelle Luther- Tennessee

Lauren Ferguson- Georgia

Anna Willett- Virginia

Becky Teichmiller- Wisconsin

Jennifer Haggerty- Illinois

Cindy Simoes-

Mieke Nagtegaal- The Netherlands


All of the entry's have been beautiful and I know that this was a HARD task to narrow it down.

We are getting closer- the judges have been so wonderful.
The design team will be announced this week- I promise as soon as possible. I know this takes a lot of time and effort and I appreciate the panel's help.

THANK YOU to all of you who submitted. I am OVERWHELMED with the response!!!!!! I can't thank you enough for sharing your desire to be on the team.


Monday, November 15, 2010

A couple Sketchabilities layouts

Good Monday morning everyone! Today I have two Sketchabilities layouts for you :) The first one Karan designed for BoBunny. It is a simply FABULOUS sketch (as all of hers are)!! Hop over to the BoBunny site and give her sketch a shot.

and here is my take on the sketch. I used the Olivia line from BoBunny on this one.

The next sketch you is the first reveal for the month of November over at the Sketchabilities site. When you scrapbook do you try and step outside of your comfort zone?? Well with this one that is what I tried to do with my paper choice.

here is my take on the sketch..30 something is the title and I used Prima paper and embellies on it.

Well everyone hope you have a fabulous day! Don't forget to goto the Sketchabilities site and upload your take on the sketch :)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Keeping track in a super fun way....

Ok.....so I love to keep track of things and love to make lists. I thought it was time for a new and cool looking way to keep track of all the special dates of the people in my life. This will totally help me out when my little sister calls and asks "When is so & so birthday". Maybe I need to make one of these for her. :)

Well I have the cover of my book done, so check it out!

I'm so excited with how the cover turned out and I can't wait to get the inside pages done to share with you. When it's someone's birthday that you know, do you ever wonder what is their birthstone, or what is their sign. I have created little tags in front of each month with that info on it. They look super cute just hanging in there. I also have tabs at the top of each month which you can kind of see in the picture. All of the fun tabs and tags were made using the cricut.

Well ladies this is super fun and easy to make. Why not start you new year out with a new occasions book!!

Supplies used: Teresa Collins: Freestyle paperline, chipboard cover, & chipboard elements, ribbon & fabulous fun blingage, and the super cool stamp set!! Can't forget the foam pop dots, and glossy accents.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dec Daily

So I have been working here and there on my December daily. This is my first year doing one of these. I do have the first 3 pages done. I can't wait to have this wonderful book of memories when the month is done. It seems like we get so busy during the month sometimes we can't stop to enjoy things. At least this way if it's to crazy I will be able to look back and enjoy the memories. The nice thing is I can just insert a picture and do my journaling and it's done.

I love the Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas line so that is the paper I picked for this one. I do have the paper on the whole book and i'm now just working on the embellies. The first 3 pages I have added some Prima bling & ribbon, Ranger stickles, American Crafts Thickers, Maya Road bingo number & envelope, Xyron adhesive. I will keep posting as I get some pages done.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Doggy Christmas

Todays layout is a picture from last Christmas. When asking my dad & stepmom what they wanted for Christmas...well here is their answer. "We already have everything we need...why don't you buy pet stuff so we can donate it to the local animal shelter". I TOTALLY LOVED IT!!! Let me tell you how much fun it was to go shopping for their gift :)

Now if you notice the two pups that are next to the box...well they are my parents dogs and yes they did get to keep one of the toys :)

This layout is from a sketch at Sketches4All. Supplies are: Xyron adhesive,Kreaxions Circle Cutter, Bazzill cardstock, Crate Paper & chipboard stickers, Cosmo Cricket tiny type, October Afternoon letters, and Ranger distress ink.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Forever Yours..

So I love the Maya road mini chipboard albums. They are super fun to alter. I made this heart shaped one for my daughter. I put a couple pics of her and Cole in it to celebrate their first year together. On this album I used the new BoBunny Crazy Love paperline. It's super cute!!!

I think on this project I put everything I could find in my stash on here. The ribbon that ties the book together is Prima and I used Santa Baby Tattered Angels mist on it to make it red. Other supplies: Xyron adhesive, Prima: pearls, ribbon and bling , American Crafts: thickers, foam pop dots, Bazzill flower, Pebbles dots.

Now my daughter has something to cherish their first year together :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Teresa Collins Centerpiece

Hey there everyone....wow it's really November already?? Where has the time gone? Well since this is the month where we get to host that fabulous yummy holiday here at our house, I wanted to work on a centerpiece for the table. Check out what I came up with.... :)

For this project I used a foam green floral wreath that was 10" in size. I cut out a bunch of different leaves out of the fabulous Teresa Collins paper, then inked the edges with black soot distress ink. Next I grabbed my hot glue gun and started putting down the base leaves. After that I just filled in the spots I thought needed filled in. On some spots I used foam pop dots to add a little dimension to the project. The finishing touch was the candle in the middle which pulled the piece together.

This paper line your can grab at The Scrapbooking Studio.....also don't forget to reserve your spot now for this coming weekends classes with Teresa Collins in person!!!!!! It will be totally fun!!!