Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Puppy Love

I made it through to the 3rd round of the Last Scrapper Standing at Memorable Seasons! Whew! It is so tough to vote each week, there are always so many awesome entries. But now we are down to 10 and I am so happy to be among them. Here's mine, the requirememnts were to use a black base and homemade flowers. You can never go wrong with lollipop flowers.

Puppy Love

Our sweet doggy had puppies. No matter how hard we tried to keep her away from those males, we didn't succeed. But now we have to most adorable puppies to play with.
Here's what one of them looks like today. Cute and cuddly!
Next challenge for me: negative space and clusters.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Queen Bee Beauty

This week at QueenScraps we are featuring this Pink Paislee Queen Bee kit. Oh man, I love it!! I bought a few add-ons from the store and scrapped away.
You can gets yours HERE.


The kids had a blast discovering crabs, sea enmities (however you spell it?) and lots of tiny little creatures in the tide pool.

Meeting The Pacific

We've been to the Atlantic plenty of times (we lived in VA for 5 yrs) but this is my kids' first time meeting the Pacific. They definitely noticed a difference between the two.

This Old House

This is the house my mom lived in when she was a teenager living in Coronado, CA. It has now been turned into a restaurant. Isn't it cool?

Thanks for letting me share!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sketch 71

Hello! Welcome to Monday. :) I've got a great sketch to share today that I love! Maybe you will too!

Sketch 71

Here are the examples from our amazzzzzing DT!

Kylie Symons
Ray of Sunshine

Laurel Seabrook
Track Friends

Lisa Hidy
Dough Boy

Monique Liedtke
All Dolled Up

Pearl Liu
Dance Like No One Is Watching

Susan Bourgeois
You Make Me Happy

Pretty great, right? Let's see yours! Add yours to Mr. Linky below to be eligible to win a kit from Scrapbookdeals4u! You know you want it!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

An American Child

I've been participating in a contest over at one of my favorite sites, Memorable Seasons, called Last Scrapper Standing. I survived the first round of votes and now I'm on to the second. It feels just like American Idol! LOL!
The first challenge was to create a LO based on the theme "an American child" and to also incorporate stars and stripes somewhere on the LO. Here's what I came up with:

I wanted to steer clear of the traditional American colors so I added lots of colors and patterns. It may be alot but I love the way it turned out.

The next challenge is to use a black cardstock for the base and include all handmade flowers. The flowers are easy-peasy, the black is what worries me. We shall see what I come up with.

It's too late to officially join in the contest but you can still come play along for fun and I think door prizes. ;)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My California Vacation and Your Scrapbook Stash

This is my last month designing for Your Scrapbook Stash, **boohoo** and though I am sad to leave, I am excited about my new ventures. Your Scrapbook Stash recently introduced their new team and its fabulous!
Erica sent me the "Documentary" line from Studio Calico. It couldn't have been more perfect for my California vacation photos. I used this line with the "Homefront" collection from SC that I had in my stash. The 2 are the perfect combination., there's a lot to share.

California Vacation

Home Is Where You Are

Grandpa's Boys

Along The Coast

By The Sea

I wrote all of the journaling on the backs so I don't forget any moments or instances on our trip.

Have a happy hump day!(I hate that word) LOL!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sketch 70

Today is the first day of summer! Woohoo for some! Its getting pretty toasty here in Arizona.
I hope you all had a wonderful Father's Day yesterday. My DH was spoiled rotten!
Today we are revealing this week's sketch and I've got some great examples from the design team. Here we go...

Sketch 70

Susan Bourgeois
Cast The Net

Pearl Liu
My Girl

Monique Liedtke

Lisa Hidy
My Best Friend Forever

Kylie Symons
Lean On Me

Laurel Seabrook
I Scrap

Arlene Camacho
Her Cute face

Fabulous creations from the DT!
Try the sketch and add it to Mr. Linky below before the end of the month and you could be the winner from this month's sponsor Scrapbookdeals4u!

Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Treasured Scrapbooking TOOT!

I'm tooting here!! I made the Treasured Scrapbooking design team! I am so excited, this is such a fun, hip site and the kits are AMAZING!! The new team is such a talented bunch. Here they are:

Noeleen Acosta
Liz Chidester
Pauline Dirrig (Polinka)
Mette Kallander
Sarah Mullanix
Mieke Nagtegaal

Treasured Scrapbooking recently had a spontaneous online crop over the weekend called "Splash Into Summer". This was perfect timing because I have a ton of photos from our trip to California. Here's a few that I made for the crop:


Lily Bee's "Hello Sunshine" collection

Hopping Waves

Lily Bee's "Hello Sunchine" collection

Summer Lovin'

Studio Calico's "Documentary" and "Homefront" collection

I hope you will join me at the Treasured Scrapbooking site for lots of fun and inspiration.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sketch 69

Happy Flag Day in the US!
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. So school is out pretty much everywhere, right? Summer officially starts in 7 days, yes I have my calendar nearby. It's starting to many of you are on vacation! Lucky dogs!

Sketch 69

We only a few examples from the DT today because like I said, so many o us are vacationing this week.

Kylie Symons
So Sweet

Pearl Liu
Stay Strong

Susan Bourgeois
In The Playhouse

I think I'll be making a sample myself today so stay tuned for that.

This sketch is full of layering and its really open to interpretation. Try the sketch, add it to Mr. Linky below and you could be this month's winner. Winner receives that fabulous kit from Scrapbookdeals4u! Woohoo!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

QueenScraps WINNER!

I got over 20 emails from those playing along to win the K&Co. Poppy Seed kit from QueenScraps. You guys rock! I hope you got a chance to look around the QueenScraps site a little, its a great place to visit. And as you can see we have some fabulous weekly kits this month for a great price: less than $10 each!

Ok, I used to choose the winner this time. The winner is:

Teresa Fenstermacher!

Congrat, Teresa, you've won yourself the K&Co. kit! Email me with your addy and we'll get this out to you!

Your Scrapbook Stash WINNERS!

I owe you some winners...and lots of them! Thank you for all the wonderful comments this week. I opened up my comments and had my daughter scroll and point to 3 winners. How's that for random? Each of these lovely ladies have won $10 in Stash Cash. Here they are:

Scrappy Gifts

arlsmom aka Lynda


Congrats ladies! Email me and I'll reply with the codes you need to get shopping right away!

The last day to apply for the YSS design team is Tuesady June 5th! It's coming up so get your apps in!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

Your Scrapbook Stash is sponsoring a cute challenge blog called Scrap It With A Song. This week the challenge is to make a LO based on the song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by the incredible Cyndi Lauper. I loved her as a kid and I loved watching her on the Celebrity Apprentice. A few of the YSS DT members, including myself, participated in the challenge. Here's what I created:

Boys Just Wanna Have Fun

Play along and you could be the winner of a $25 gift certificate from Your Scrapbook Stash! Man, there's a lot of fun stuff going on!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

This week at QueenScraps


This week's kit at QueenScraps is really cute! It features all you need to complete 2-3 projects. I haven't used papers from K&Company in a long time, I'm so glad I got the chance this week! This is from their Poppy Seed collection.

Here's what I created with the kit:

Oh So Happy

Backyard Bliss

We've got several specials for June going on at the QueenScraps site:
-Buy any 3 Copic markers and get a coordinating color for free!
-Spend $50 and get free shipping, spend less than $50 and get a free gift.

This week I get to give one of these K&Company Poppy Seed kits away! Yay! Here's what you need to do:
Visit the QueenScraps site and answer the following questions:

-List the names of all the design team members.
-Name all the kits featured for June.
-Tell me which kit is your favorite.

That's it! Email me your answers and the winner will randomly be chosen on Saturday June 12th. Please put QueenScraps kit in the subject line.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sketch 68

**Don't miss the Your Scrapbook Stash blog hop and giveaway BELOW!**

Hiya! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Mine was hot...good, but hot! It's Monday so that means its time for another sketch!

Sketch 68

Here's what the talented DT created with the sketch:

Monique Liedtke

Laurel Seabrook
Teacher You're Going Down

Susan Bourgeois
On The Warf

Pearl Liu
Best Friends

Arlene Camacho
Born To dance

Lisa Hidy
Flower Girl

Kylie Symons
Your Smile

Grace Lauer
My Men

Pretty fabulous, right?

Add your creation using sketch 68 to Mr. Linky below and you could be this month's winner. Winner receives that awesome kit from **Scrapbookdeals4u.

**Anyone is able to participate but you must live in the US or Canada to win this month's prize.**

I can't wait to see 'em!