Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Welcome the new design team!!

Are you ready to see the new design team?

Here are the wonderfully talented ladies that will treat you each Monday with their creations.

Arlene Camacho (returning)

Gail Knowles

Grace Lauer

Kim Tupponce

Kylie Symons

Laurel Seabrook (returning)

Lisa Hidy

Monique Liedtke

Pearl Liu (returning)

Susan Bourgeois (returning)

Like I said yesterday, this was soooo hard! You all do such amazing work! I wish I could have chosen all of you. But I hope you can join me in welcoming these fantastic ladies to the team. Congrats to you all!

Scrap For A Cure PEEKS

I finally finished my projects for Scrap For A Cure but I can't show you the complete projects until the 1st when they're up for sale.
How about a few peeks though?

As always this kit is wonderful and full of so many different brands and colors. Check back on the 1st!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

DT call **closed**

The design team call is now closed and lemme' tell are not making this easy on me! We received 54 incredible submissions. *gasp!*

So today I have the task of narrowing it down. I am blown away at all of the incredible talent you all possess.
The chosen ladies will be notified later today!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sketch 49

Hello hello! Monday is sketch reveal day here at The Scrappiest. Are you ready for today's sketch? Good!

Sketch 49

Here's how the wonderful DT used the sketch:

Susan Bourgeois
Just Fun

(Susan used a little of the Studio Calico HomeFront collection)

Arlene Camacho
Baby Love

Laurel Seabrook
Bye Gizmo

Pearl Liu
Sister Act

Liz Chidester
No Place Like Snow

Are you inspired to try the sketch? Link your completed LO to Mr. Linky below and you could be the winner of the Studio Calico HomeFront collection. Deadline to win this prize is Jan. 31st.

Reminder: This is the last day to get your submissions in for the design team call. You can find the details for the call HERE.

Monday, January 18, 2010


I told you in the post below that I was going to attempt to make a Shrek cake for my son's 3rd birthday today. So here it is.

The first thing that Mason said when he saw the cake is, "...but where's Donkey?"
I put green die in the cake mix so it will be a surprise when we cut into it later.

Here he is blowing out his traditional birthday pancakes this morning.

Sketch 48

Happy Monday everybody! Today is a very happy day for me. Its my baby boy's 3rd birthday! He is my miracle child so I am grateful for his life each and every day.
Later today I'm going to attempt to make a cake themed around his obsession SHREK. I'll let you know how that goes...

Happy Birthday Mason!!

Sketch 48

Here are some examples from the super-awesome DT:

Pearl Liu
Run Josh Run

(Pearl used the Studio Calico HomeFront collection)

Susan Bourgeois
That Smile

(Susan used the Studio Calico HomeFront collection)

Laurel Seabrook
U Look Fabulous

Arlene Camacho
Not So Little Lady

(Arlene also used the Studio Calico HomeFront collection)

Do you want to try the sketch? Load up your LO based on the sketch to Mr. Linky below and you could be this month's winner. Winner receives the complete Studio Calico Home Front collection. You've seen it in action this month from our DT, you know you want it!

Have a great day!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Farm Fresh!

Have you seen the October Afternoon flash card albums? Super cute! Each page has a pre-printed flashcard word on it.
I created this album using the Farm Fresh book and complete collection thanks to Your Scrapbook Stash. I love the way it turned out.

Oh and another thing...check out Your Scrapbook Stash blog . This month they're having a birthday giveaway to celebrate their 3rd Birthday. Every Friday a new sketch will be posted. Complete those sketches and upload them into the gallery before Jan 25th and you could be the winner of stash cash, paper pads, prize packs and more! You never know, you might win some free NEW releases! The Scrappiest will reveal an exclusive sketch for their blog next Friday so be sure to check it out!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sketch 47

Its that day again. Time to reveal this week's sketch.

Sketch 47

Here's what the wonderfully talented DT created:

Susan Bourgeois
Lucky Me

(Susan used the Studio Calico HomeFront collection)

Laurel Seabrook
Danica Dolittle

(Laurel used the Studio Calico HomeFront collection)

Aphra Boyler
First House

Arlene Camacho

(Arlene also used the Studio Calico HomeFront collection)

Pearl Liu
Family Ties

Liz Chidester
Snow Cute

(I also used the Studio Calico HomeFront collection)

If you want to get your hands on this fabulous Studio Calico HomeFront collection, complete any or all of the sketches posted this month. Add them to Mr. Linky and one lucky person will be chosen by the end of the month. It could be you!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Monster Bash

TGIF!! I hope you have some fun plans for the weekend. Not sure what we're doing but after the week I've had, I need to do something FUN!

This month I got to play with the mini kit from Scrap For A Cure. I posted a few sneaks a while ago so now I can show you all of my projects.

Here's the kit

Not so mini, hugh? Well, the picture is but that's because I couldn't resize it. LOL!
You can see more of it on the SFAC site.

I keep thinking of the Halloween themed song "Monster Mash"! This kit isn't Halloween themed, of course, but it is fun, whimsical and masculine with a few little monsters peeking in!
This kit comes with tons of great paper and a huge assortment of embellies. Love it!

A Childhood Milestone

I am so proud of Parker for learning to ride his bike. We worked with him for a long time trying to teach him with no luck. Then one day he went to a birthday party and one of the boys there taught him. Go figure!

Silly Boys

These are my silly boys. They really do love each other, for that I am so grateful!

Crazy 4 Oranges

Mason is definately crazy for oranges. He eats several a day. I know one thing, he gets sick the least of anyone in this family. Could his orange obsession be to blame? Hmm.

Our Miracle Child

Mason is our miracle child. The nurses in the NICU even called him that when he was born. He developed a strep infection and hours after he was born he turned grey. It was a tough battle and we almost lost him. I am grateful for his sweet presence every single day. We will be celebrating his 3rd birthday next week.

5% of all purchases for the quarter will be donated to Covenant House. Please help out such a worthy cause.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Serendipity Madnesssss!

There is a WHOLE LOT going on at Serendipity Scrapbooks this month.

First off, my term is ending soon so there is a design team call going on. *boo hoo!* Check out the forum for details.

Secondly, you have got to join us January 22nd-24th for a crop unlike any other we have had before. We have worked hard to bring some totally hip and fashion inspired challenges that will get you strutting your scrapbooking skills. Our "Fashion on a Dime" Challenges will help you use up some of that not so new but still fashionable stuff in your stash. Pre Crop Challenges will be posted Jan 14th and Crop Challenges will be posted Friday and finished projects loaded by noon your time Monday, the 24th. See you on the red carpet!

Thirdly, we've got a crazy cool contest going on right now. Here's the 411:
Want $20, $30, $40 or even $50 of goodies off your wishlist for FREE???? This contest could be just the thing for you.
January through Feb. 28th we will be having the Wishes come true Contest, where there will be drawings for goods off your wishlist.
See how to particpate in this contest:
1. Register in the store and start making your wishlist
2. Register in the forum - Post in the New Members checkin thread and then post a minimum f 9 other times on our message board.
3. If you were invited Please make note in your New Members checkin thread who invited you.
Then start inviting others.
4. For each person you invite and they complete these requirements you will be added to the drawings again
.-The first drawing for the $20 wishlist give away will happen when 25 new Registered members complete the above requirements
-The Second drawing for the $30 wishlist give away will happen when 30 more new members complete the requirements
-The third drawing for the $40 wishlist give away will happen when 40 more new members complete the requirements
-The Fourth drawing for the $50 wishlist give away will happen when 50 more new members complete the requirements.
When we reach 1000 new members in the forum there will be another $50 drawing and ALL registered memebers in the forum will receive a FABULOUS digital/printable downloadable kit for FREE!!
PLUS when we reach the first 50 new members (827 total members) All registered forum members will get a bonus downloadable/printable item.
Then when we reach 902 new members ANOTHER downloadable gift.
Lets get busy and start inviting new members: Tweet it, Facebook it, Blog about it and just start sharing about our forum.

Whew thats alot!

Now I will leave you with the projects I worked on using the January Altered kit ON SALE NOW!

She's Got Smarts

This is my smart little Makenzie. She constantly amazes me at how smart and creative she is. She gets straight A's and wins almost every contest she enters. Here she is at the geography bee for our area. She made it in the top 10!

Daddy's Girl

I admit it, I am a daddy's girl. I have been close to dad since a young child. I am the youngest of 5 kids so ya, it happens. :)

Good Times

I lifted this from a LO I saw in a scrap mag. It was so much fun doing something a little different from my usual style.

Weekend With Grandpa mini album

Yes, this wooded album is included in the kit. Don't you love it? This mini covers the weekend with my dad over Thanksgiving weekend. I sent him this album for Christmas.
Here's the inside.