Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Are there monsters in your closet?

I recently got to work with the most adorable kit called "Monsters In my Closet" from Jen's House of Scrap. It's full of papers and embellies from Sassafras, Jillibean Soup and American Crafts. Yum! Jen's House of Scrap is a brand new kit club (no monthy requirements). Jen has about 3 kits available together right now and man, lemme tell you, she has a talent for this. I love when I can use a kit and not have to use anything from my own stash. That's how you know they're good...I think.

Birthday Queen
My youngest daughters 9th Birthday. Aren't those Sass cards cute?

Down For the Count
I have so many great pictures of my 2 year old sleeping. He falls asleep in the strangest ways and oddest places. We always get a giggle to see him fall asleep during the day. On this day he fell asleep flat on the floor with one shoe off.

Monster Cookie
We have a tradition where I decorate a giant cookie for the kids to share at school on their birthdays. With Sidney's birthday being close to Halloween she usually picks this type of theme.

Cutie Patoody
This is my cutie patoody -boy Parker. Isn't he cute? I played around with a few effects on my printer and love how this turned out.

Go check them! ;)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sketch 36

Hello, I hope you all had a great weekend. Are you ready for Halloween? I think we are. The kids have picked out their costumes (my youngest won't stop wearing his), we hunted for the perfect pumpkins on Saturday and the Halloween party planning is in the works -to be held at the home of a friend of mine's. Should be fun!
Are you ready for another sketch? Well, here it is:

Sketch 36

Here's what the fabulous DT did with the sketch:

Jodi Wilton
Piles of Smiles

Pearl Liu
Proceed With Caution

Aphra Boyler
Nine In '09

Arlene Camacho

Laurel Seabrook
Trick Or Treat

Susan Bourgeois

Aren't they all great?

Try the sketch and enter yourself into the chance to win that fabulous fall kit from Scrapbook Circle. Hey, I'd love to get my hands on it! Email your LOs to me with the sketch number in the subject line and the winner may be you!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

It's a Give-Away!!

I recently got the chance to play with GCD Studio's brand new line called Artsy Urban, designed by Melody Ross seen here. Super cute stuff if I might say so! I have 2 collections to give away. There are 12 designer sheets in each Artsy Urban collection.
So here's what you have to do to win:
Simply tell me what you like or don't like about sketches in general. I will randomly choose 2 of the comments to win the prize.

You have until 10/31 to leave your comment.

This is only open to US and Canada residents.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sketch 35

Hello! How's everyone doing this morning? Its been a busy but great weekend with the crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks. There were fun games and soooo many awesome challenges. I got some great LOs done. Now, on to the sketch...

Sketch 35

Susan Bourgeois
Everyday Moments

Pearl Liu

Laurel Seabrook

Aphra Boyler
Time 2 Nap

Arlene Camacho
Lucky 7

Jodi Wilton
Fort Buddies

Fabulous, right? If you want to try the sketch and enter yourself into the chance to win that kit from our sponsor Scrapbook Circle, email your entries to

Have a wonderful scrapping week!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pimp My Bra

I want to personally invite each of you to join me at our Pimp My Bra crop over at Serendipity Scrapbooks. The pre crop started a few days a go with just a few challenges posted but the real event starts Friday and runs through Sunday (Oct 16-18). There are going to be tons of great challenges, games and of course prizes.

Check out this bra album made for the crop. I had sooo much fun with this. After creating these, I wouldn't mind designing for Victoria's Secret (or K-mart if you think they look tacky.) These are custom-made and only available at Serendipity Scrapbooks. There are 3 different styles to choose from, this one is the racer back bra. Purchase a bra album and 50% of proceeds are donated to the National Breast Cancer Organization. (They're only $5.99)

Collection used: Bittersweet from Basic Grey

So come on over for fun and a great cause!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sketch 34

Happy Monday scrappy people! I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was kinda low key, just spending time with family. I REALLY needed a relaxing weekend so it was perfect.

Are you ready for another sketch? This one's a little different but I think it'll inspire you (my hope) to try something a little different.

Sketch 34

Here's what the wonderful design team created:

Pearl Liu
Live Out of your Imagination

Aphra Boyler
1st Day

Susan Bourgeois
Girl Trip

Arlene Camacho
Turn On the Charm

Laurel Seabrook
Magic All Around

Think you want to try the sketch? Email me your LOs to to get a chance at winning that adorable kit from Scrapbook Circle. Please put sketch 34 in the subject line. I can't wait to see 'em!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Serendipity October Altered kit

I wanted to share with you the projects I created from the October Altered kit from Serendipity Scrapbooks. Unfortunately the full kit is sold out but the mini kit is still available along with this month's Just Enough Please kit.
You can see all that's available here: October Kits
The kit I got to play with was full of the Amber Road line from Pink Paislee and the Carnival line from Scrap Within Reach. Not to mention Glimmer Mist, Stickles, a Tim Hotz mask, a Tim Hotz grungeboard mini album, BG rhinestones and much more. Total yumminess!!

(wooden box and flowers not included)

The Tim Holtz album has so many pages in it that I took a few out and ran them through my Sizzix machine to make my own embellies.

What do ya think? My November kit should arrive to me today, I'm super excited.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sketch 33's Monday, right? Just kidding. I'm sorry to make you wait for a few days but I had to head out of town. I'm back and lemme' tell was worth the wait. Because once again, the DT ROCKED IT!!

Sketch 33

Jodi Wilton
Whoo Loves You

Laurel Seabrook

Pearl Liu
Live Your Best Life

Arlene Camacho
Consider Yourself Hugged

Aphra Boyler
The Colors Of Fall

If you feel so inspired to try the sketch and if you want to get your hands on that scrumptious kit from Scrapbook Circle, email me your LOs with sketch 33 in the subject line to

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

October Sponsor: Scrapbook Circle

We've got another fabulous sponsor for the month of October. Lisa Andrews from Scrapbook Circle is generously giving this month's winner this kit. Isn't is fab??

I've had the opportunity of playing with this collection of Pink Paislee papers myself and it was so much fun! They are such beautiful papers. This kit is filled with lots of scrappy goodness.

Here's a little info about Scrapbook Circle :
We have enjoyed creating kits and serving our wonderful community each and every month for 3 and a half years and look forward to the future. We love mixing and coordinating paper from several manufacturers and packing as many embellishments into each kit as possible each month.
In addition to bringing you a carefully designed kit each month, we also have a friendly community where we welcome all scrapbook lovers. We also have a talented design team who share wonderful ideas in our gallery and daily on our blog. We have a Facebook fan page where you can stop by and keep up on everything that is going on with us. Stop by and see what we have to offer!

If you want to win, all you have to do is try the sketches that I post each Monday and email those layouts to me. Easy peasy,right?

So lets see 'em!

September Winners

Be sure to check out the slideshow below, we had a ton of awesome entries this month, once again. The one that stuck out to me is this one by Grace Elefano.
I love the colors she used, the distressing and all the leaves and flowers. Its just beautiful! So congrats Grace, you are this month's winner!! That means you won this fabulous kit from Scrap Attack!!

Now for the random follower, I used and the number chosen was 37 who happens to be Jenn Andrews! Congrats Jenn, you'll be receiving a RAK from me just for following along.
Congrats ladies!! Email me your addies please!

And a big thank you to Scrap Attack for sponsoring us in September!