Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's in the Cards

A couple of cards using two of my monthly Simon Says Kit Card Club kits, tfl!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

So "Hoppy" to See you!

Have you heard? The Sketch~n~Scrap Challenge blog will be having its very first BLOG HOP and yours truly will be a stop along the HOP! This is my very first time being on this side of a hop, I am so excited that I can't belive that it is hoppening. Like I am just leaping for joy! So much so that I can't even stop my hop puns, so I am going to hop-a-long to another subject, but please make sure to come back on February 7th, I am going to have a giveaway that is sure to make you hoppy!

And wait..............there is still time to join us on Sketch~n~Scrap blog for this month's sketch challenges. Below you will find my take on the Jan 15th sketch. This is my niece and her now infamous "sassy" pose on her first day of kindergarten, using Echo Park's Everyday Ecclectic. She is such a ham. Hop on over (dang it, I did it again!!!!) to the Sketch~n~Scrap blog and check out both sketches for January while there is still time!

Monday, January 28, 2013

A Piece of love with Whimsie Doodle

This week's challenge over at Simon Says Challenge blog is Paper Piecing. For my card I used this adorable free image from Whimsie Doodles. Their images are fun to color. I pieced her dress, shoes and headband using Basic Grey's bittersweet collection from my stash. I hope today is a special day for everyone, ttfn!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

When the Stars are Aligned

I can envision a layout in my head and get it glued down in record time. I don't usually attempt multi-level challenges but this month Brenda, Rochelle and their friends' challenges seemed doable to me and I created this layout of my oldest daughter. I grabbed this cute photo of her bundled up for the outdoors off of her instagram page and printed it at home. I am entering this layout into 4 challenges:

GCC (Brenda's)Sketch Challenge - I used a Jan 13 pagemaps sketch, it is not an exact interpretation but I used the good parts to make it work
Scrapping Happy's (Kerys) - Winter Theme Challenge - I used Fancy Pants Happy Together. The blues have a nice crisp winter day feel
Kristi B's - Stash Challenge - I used Chevron paper, Chervon washi tape and there is glitter on the alphas and the star
Rochelle's - Song lyrics Challenge -This was a little harder but after reading all of the lyrics I found the perfect line for this photo "Your eyes are like starlight now"

There is still time for you to join in, even if you can't do them all maybe you can try to do at least one. It is a great way to stretch your supplies and get some scrapping done, oh yeah and the prizes are awesome!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Getting Un-Stuck with a Scraproom Kit

I am a member of the Scrap-room and I love their kits. I especially like getting 4 different collections each month to work with. Unfortunately the hoarder in me does not allow me to just dive right into the kit each month so this year I am making more of an effort to use my kits more. This is my first layout using hexagons and the MME follow your heart collection from the April kit - This is my oldest daughter when she was about 15 months old, right before she starting walking (she was my lazy baby, lol). I started  this layout without a photo in mind using the January 1st sketch at Stuck sketches but once I started organizing the papers I just knew that I wanted to use a black and white photo. In the end I really love the way it came together.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Simon Says and Washi Tape

I know it has been a while but I have been creating, just trying to catch up on posting too. I was so excited to see this week's challenge on Simon Says Blog to use Washi Tape and I love Washi Tape! I have been trying not to go overboard building up my stash of washi tape and I have a few go to favorites like this black and grey chevron tape that I used around the border of this card.The pattern paper, bakers twine and card base are from my Simon Says November 2012 card kit. I embossed the piece of black card stock with a Sizzix embossing folder, used a Making Memories butterfly and the words happy birthday were stamped with a Papertrey Ink stamp. 

Wednesday, January 09, 2013


Sorry just a quick post, my head is spinning between work, crafting, family and just life in general. I feel like I am already behind and it is only January 9th. I hope to gather my thoughts and be back in tip top shape very very soon. Have a great day everyone!**Edited - I almost forgot to add that I used this month's scrap-room sketch and my September Scrap room kit (Basic Grey Clippings) for this layout of my nephew. There is still time time to add your take on the sketch - check out the post here.


Tuesday, January 08, 2013

CHA Groupie!!!

I just can't resist oohing and aaahing over some of the upcoming releases. I would love to attend CHA at least once just to be up close and personal with all of the new releases. So far this year here are some of my faves -


2900-01 copy

3100-01 copy








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