Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Special Request

My BFF Tamika is trying to get to 100 followers. She is currently at 96 followers, can you help me put her over the top? And just to sweeten the deal she is also having a giveaway for some American Crafts papers.

 Please visit her here - http://jojojorenee.blogspot.com/2013/03/so-rewardingpass-it-on.html ! Thank you!!!!!

March Mojo Madness

I don't know why but my mojo has picked up the past two nights and I was able to get another layout done in about an hour. For this layout of my niece and her sons I dug into my MME stash and used their dreamy collection. Lisa in Texas made me laugh saying she wished she owned every single paper collection and sometimes I swear that I actually do, lol.  But I love my stash, I love being able to find the right colors or patterns to go with my photos no matter how long ago I purchased it. I used a sketch from a new kit club that I found called  Artful Delight (unfortunately I am too late to enter it in their challenge). But fortunately I am in time for the 2Broke girls calendar challenge in their forum and I used 3 pattern papers, 1 photo and 4 buttons to celebrate National Pi day.
(sorry for the photo quality, I had to take the picture indoors)

And don't forget Cardmakers that the Sketch~n~Scrap NEW card design team call is still going on. You can get more details here. Woohoo I can't wait to see what I can come up with tonight!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Slow and Steady

Another month has flown by and I haven't been able to get through all of the sketches and challenges that I have wanted to but I am making a little headway. Last night I sat in the scrap room pretty uninspired until  I pulled out these awesome pictures of my niece and the American Crafts Margarita collection. I am going to be so sad when I use all of these papers, the colors are so vibrant and fun, perfect for summer layouts. and since it is snowing outside of my window right now this layout really brightens my mood today. I used a sketch from My Scraps and More's awesome sketch blog. This is my take on sketch #21, I can't believe how fast this layout came together. I am also entering this in one of the 2 Broke Girls forum challenges. Have you been to their site yet? It is a new challenge blog that my bbf Mika hipped me too and I really like their challenges, especially since I can combine them with my sketches, it makes me feel like I have gotten more accomplished. You should come over and join the forum, I am still learning my way around but I like it so far. I hope to finish up a couple of WIPs this week and get serious about some cards. Do you have any crafty plans this week?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Phone Dump

I have been working on layouts all week but I don't have anything finished yet to share so just to keep my posting momentum going I am sharing some phone photos. Very picture heavy.
It took me a minute to realize that she fell asleep like this, I put her in the bed right after I snapped the picture, lol.
A decorated glass for one of my Husband's co-workers, I love the way the Cameo cuts!

Diaper bike for another person at my Husband's job - he keeps me busy.

He fell off for a while but he is trying to redeem himself.

Found my collection of Homies, long story and lots of quarters to get these!

Mika Mc Muffins! waaaaay better than McDonalds - my family loves them.

Homemade Banana pudding from scratch - it goes down in my house.

Octopus, Squid and Conch salad - He loves making this!

Love Old Navy and coupons, lol.

A little blog candy from Simon says stamps, now if I could only win a $50 gift certificate!

Sunday dinner, I told you it goes down in my house!

I really only went into Joanns for adhesive - you do believe me right?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


My bestie came up with this new text abbreviation to relieve the stress of trying to figure out why we do the crazy things that we do. L@M means "laughing at myself". This is appropriate today because I started this layout a while ago and did not mark it complete because.......................well I don't know why, lol.  I kind of think I wanted a better/different title but to be honest I don't know where or what I would add. So after spending time trying to figure out what was missing, then L@M, I decided to go ahead and post this layout of my grandson when he was just a few days old and mark it complete, lol.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Sketch~n~Scrap Reveal and DT Call

Sorry to be such a bad blogger, it just seems that I have fallen behind in life and I am having a hard time catching up. Friday was the March 15th reveal over at Sketch~n~Scrap and if you haven't had a chance to check out the sketch please be sure to visit the blog for more inspiration. It is a excellent sketch that gives you a lot of room to add your own special creative touches. Although I have been shopping and acquiring a few of the new "must have collections", I went into my stash to use one of my top ten faves for this layout- Circa 1934. The colors match perfectly with the photos of my niece and her extended/blended family. She is more like a little sister and she has a big heart when it comes to family. Please be sure to join us, not only do you get a great sketch to use but each month there are prizes to win too! And now the BREAKING NEWS...................................Sketch~n~Scrap will be adding cards to the blog, yes you heard me correctly, as we approach our first year there will be card sketches added to the blog and there is call out to all card makers to join the design team. Please visit the blog here for more information. Good Luck and I can't wait to see who joins the team!

Friday, March 01, 2013

Bringing in March with a smile

Wow a new month already and I am bringing it in with a smile for Share a smile day (which is today) ! There is so much going on and I know we all face a variety of trials and tribulations but just for a moment SMILE, and enjoy the good things life has to offer today.

The beginning of a new month means so many things for me. First of all it reveal day over on the Sketch~n~Scrap blog. Sketches motivate me to get more done and to stretch my creative limits and this one was no exception, you can check out the sketch here. This is a layout using pink Paislee's Portfolio.
Because of the colors in the photos I struggled with finding papers that weren't too busy and the Portfolio collection was neutral enough, a perfect fit. I cut the circle background using my cameo and the word together is a Heidi Swapp sticker. We would love to see your  take on the sketch and as usual there are prizes being offered at the end of the month so be sure to keep us bookmarked so that you can join in.

Also today the Scrap-room revealed their new kit for March and I am all in! I have each one of these collections on my wish list so I will be stalking the postal carrier for the next week or so, lol.

This morning I web surfed and collected my first round of sketches that I would like to work with this month. I really like this month's pagemaps sketches and I hope to participate in a couple of challenges again this month. My Scraps and More is having a sketch-a-thon,along with their regular sketch challenges, featuring a new sketch each day, oh how I would love to be able to keep up with that! I still have some sketches leftover from last month that I hope to get to but we will see, I can't promise anything.
And looking at the calendar there are some pretty cool non-official and official holidays in March. some of my favorites include:
March 1 - Share a Smile day
March 2 - Dr. Seuss birthday
March 12 - Girl Scout Day
March 20 - First Day of Spring
March 21- World Poetry Day
March 25 - National Waffle Day
March 30 - Doctor's day
And this year Easter Sunday falls on March 31 I really hope we don't get snow that day, but it has been known to happen.

I hope everyone has a great weekend, sorry for the long post - it didn't start out that way, lol.  - toodles!


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