Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lots of Happenings this Weekend!!!

First off, I have to tease you all with the goodies I got in the mail yesterday!!! Dustin brought home my order from Stampin' Up and Memory Works! YUM! I'm going to have fun playing this weekend!

Next... the lovely enablers ladies over at From Here to Scrapternity showed me this today. Its going to be the QVC Special Value on Monday! Good thing Dustin just got paid! YUMMY!

Stacey over at All Moments Remembered has her very first monthly kit debut! The kit sold out the first day sight unseen!!! You can check her blog for the yummy sneak peaks and the reveal should be sometime today! I'm bummed I didn't get one (my credit card is not, however) but it looks too yummy! Their message board is also having a Kit Reveal Crop tonight 4pm- Midnight EST. So go sign up for the message board and join us for some fun!

And last but CERTAINLY not least...
The Itty Bitty Scrap Shack is holding a "So You Think You Can Scrap" contest. Open auditions start today and go through Feburary 7th!! Check out their message board and kits while you're over there!! And make sure you sign up. Every member of the MB will have one vote every week in the contest!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Want to win an Itty Bitty Kit??

The Itty Bitty Scrap Shack is hosting a "Get in the Mood for Love" Contest. Here are the details:

Create a layout (12x12 or 8 1/2 x 11) about the love(s) of your life. Maybe it's a person, maybe a place, animals, etc. Whatever you love, we want to see it! Send your entries to by February 1st. The winner will receive the February Itty Bitty Kit!


So head on over and check it out! GOOD LUCK!

Black and White Just Because

Did this card for a challenge over at Memory Book Inspirations. The challenge was to make a card only using the colors black and white. So here are the layers: black cardstock embossed with white EP, white cardstock, black stitched paper, white organza/satin ribbon, and white cardstock with a flower stamp embossed with black EP. Thanks for looking!

I've been tagged

by Kylie... I could just copy and paste her answers, we do have the same middle name... BWAHAHAHA!!!

Rules :
1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name).
3. After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers.
4. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name.
(Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details.)

So, my middle name is Marie - which means I have to come up with five hopeless souls to tag

M - mommy
A - adorable
R - real
I - intelligent
E -enough

Okay, I played, even though I did't want too... but I have concluded the tag stops with me!

Thursday, January 24, 2008


Okay, I know I'm addicted... but my mom is an SU demo and needed some help with her quotas - YEA!

Here are the stamps I have on their way to my house right now. Really loving the All Scallops and Trimtastic... and how cute is A Tree for all Seasons! YUM!! Oh, and since it was a party order I got a hostess set too! I know, I know, I'm addicted to stamps! I have more stuff coming and already making my list for Sale-a-Bration!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

8.5 x 11 Layouts

Here are some 8.5 x 11 Landscape Layouts. This first one is the title page for our Book of Us (BOU) It's like a Book of Me, but I'm doing me on the left page, and Dustin on the right.

Another BOU layout. I love this picture! Dustin's not smiling, but hey, I look good! :D All items are from the ScrapBook Takeout January kit. Journal spot from Elle's Studio.

I have a Christmas album that is 8.5 x 11 and I do one two-page layout a year hitting the highlights. Pretty neat to look back on past Christmases and see what the HOT toy was or the girl's reaction to Santa. This is 2007's layout.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Before and After

I am posting before and after pictures of my scrap area. I have resolved to keep my space clean and straighten up at the end of every day. So far so good! Now if I can just get Sierra to put all her Cuttlekids stuff away and pick up all the cuts of paper!

My desk and random catch all of empty boxes and other trash!

Trash Can, sewing stuff... more boxes

Way too much stuff in this room!!

I had to move everything into the master bedroom and Karis now has her own room! These Ikea shelves were given to us for free! Can't beat that! They now hold ribbon, buttons, brads, all my inks and paints, underneath has all my chipboard and some other random stuff stashed.

My shelf with stamps, file cabinet with non-scrappy stuf in there but my SG kits on top! And the large sterilite container is how I sort all my patterned paper. They are mostly in large ziplocks by brand and line with matching accessories in it.

My desk with my Clip it Up on it! I had to buy two extra packs of clips and I still don't have all my stuff up there! Behind it is a tool bit sorter I got in the hardware section. I keep eyelets and odds and ends in there.

Here is my desk with my sizzix and cuttlebug and Sierra's cuttlekids on it. I moved my cricut by the computer in the other room so I had room to leave my sewing machine out. I've actually used it quite a few times just in the last few weeks!
And for all you organized perfectionists out there... this is as good as its gonna get!!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Thank You!

Here is the Thank You card I did for the current challenge over at {Caardvarks}. I used BG Infuse collection and my cuttlebug scalloped flowers nesting die. CTMH doodle alphabet stamps too. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Bling and Alcohol Ink!

So I have these bling swirls by Me and My Big Ideas that were clear. I say 'were' because I COLORED THEM PINK!!! I was working on a LO for a contest and one of the requirements was to use bling. I wanted to use these swirls, but they were clear, and I wanted them pink. This is when I got my ingenious idea! I got out my alcohol ink out and started playing. IT WORKED!!! I am now able to color bling in about 10 different colors! LOL!

I placed a drop of alcohol ink on a piece of felt and dabbed it on my bling - VOILA! colored bling. However, I didn't have a light pink ink, and I wanted light pink bling. So I added a couple drops of rubbing alcohol to the felt and dabbed it over the bling. Some more dabbing and rubbing alcohol and I got the lovely light pink bling swirls pictured below.

So have fun! I need more colors of alcohol ink!!! And more bling!!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Christmas and Pumpkins!

Did this LO for SG's December Scraplift Challenge. Everything is from SG December kit, save for the red glitter glue on the chipboard. Pictures are from Christmas long long ago... I think around 1989. This is me opening my prized possessions (at that age) - My porcelain dolls!Sierra carved her pumpkin, and then decided she wanted to paint it!

Our Pink Meow Meow