Friday, May 29, 2009

Lily Bee Contest

i got these lily bee pp's and have always wanted to do a all about me album. it was fun, weird having lots of pix of me but i am learning to embrace that.

since i just turned 33 a few weeks ago, i thought it was fitting to have that in the title...anyone listen to ani difranco? love her, love her voice, her lyrics are aMaZiNg, and she can jam on the guitar like, well, aMaZiNgLy! LOL so she sings this song called 32 flavors and it starts out..."i am 32 flavors and then some..." so i tweaked it a bit to 33 flavors ...

here it is! and thanks for the fun contest...i cut out the front part of the album and made picture window in it. and lots of glimmer mists and color washes & other goodies, including the lily bee diecuts.

some close-ups...

when you flip over the tag it says "i love funky stuff" ;)

some journaling about the past year...

and i covered the back of the photo with some pp..see the next page...

the end!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

watcha up too?

5 evals. 2.5 down, 2.5 to go {sigh}. i love them and hate them at the same time, lol!

BUT-- you know what got me through it? listening to this again...and again...and again. you have to listen to the entire thing. the end is the bEsT! 

so no scrapping time for me this week wich bums me out. it has been raining and i always hibernate down there in the rain. 

so how is everyone?

I woke up to seeing this over at the Core'dinations blog! It's my tag and bio... i am really excited about how great everyone is on the team and how much i have learned in such a short time. I love that i am rummaging through drawers finding things for my grubby little hands to sand. And i got my MM mag {last one = sad} and saw my LO in there! wen was so excited to see himself in a magazine. 

AND check this out! i think i {heart} this site. i love her energy and zest for life. i am thinking AWESOME kits here...whatcha think?

here is a layout i did with some Anna Griffin pp's from Serendipity and some Core'dinations . I had to get a close up of Henry's pigsters. Also, he screams when he is in the water and this was the only part that was shaking or cyring hysterically! LOL!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Vacation Rocked!

we had such a blast. we were on the boat 24/7 and swam all day long. owen even jumped off the cliffs, which i couldn't believe! amber would ask him everyday on a scale from 1-10 how great his day and he would say...2000 or 700 million, lol. oh and i can't wait to show you pix of big bertha :)

but first i wanted to show you my first DT project i did for Core'dinations. Here is a small tutorial for it, too.

I saw that the corner of my piece of core was splitting, so i just decided to pull it apart and see what happened...and viola! i made this...

see that edge? just start peeling...

like this....

and you will get a strip like will be much thinner than the piece of cardstock itself

So I stamped on the back of it {i didn't want the stamped image to show} and then cut them out.

Now the edges will curl effortlessly. Add some sanding and stitching and voila! You have an easy card. I added a My Stamp Box stamp to the bottom right hand corner. 

And i love these framed cards i learned to how to make not to long ago at a crop.

Don't forget you can get all your Core'dinations cardstock at HappyScrappin' Scrapbooking!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I am off!

well, i am off for vacation tonight after baseball and work. we are heading to VA to see my sister and lounge on the boat for a few days. I would rub it in more but I do have to bring some work with me, lol!  so i will be lounging and doing treatment plans but it could be worse...hahaha.

i wanted to leave you with a card. i went downstairs to get some things for my sister and i was just on the GCD blog and saw this sketch so i made this card. i cannot go to my scraproom and not do anything! 

I used the Chianti Line from GCD studios. I know it is an older line but I love it! i knew when i saw that circle on the sketch, this pp would be perfect!

here is the sketch...

here is the card...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Basic Grey Preorder & Some Review Items

Kristen at Serendipity Scrapbooks is doing a preorder for Basic Grey. From what I hear, preorder may be the way to go b/c these are HOT times! Click here for preordering and don't forget she is doing the deal of the day right now so you have to click on the links to the right that says "sales and specials".

Here are a few review items I did this month for serendipity. Kristen sent me Anna Griffin Flora papers and that includes the flocked butterflies. I also got some Hambly goodies and K&Co Flocked alphas and a few other goodies. 

I just knew I wanted to alter something with this Anna Griffin Botanical paper. I just reminds you of flowers, garden and all that is summer!

I dont' know if you have ever been to Dani's blog but she totally inspires me with her pins and shabby sheek feel to things so I FINALLY used some of the pins I have in my stash! 

I made these seed packets with some Stampin' Up templates I had that I never use. when I went rummaging through my stash, I found them and thought they would be perfect for the packets I bought my mom for Mother's Day.

I added some of my SavvyNSassy ribbon from May's kit!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


OH MAN. what a week! it has been crazy. a crazy week. getting ready for the yard sale, working, yard work, doctors appt. well, we have all been there, right?!

first i just want to say how BLESSED i was over NSD weekend. first juliana's RAK on her blog {we just found out we have the same birthday which happens to be sunday}, i won a prize package from Papertrunk AND i won a Cuttlebug from the Cuttlebug Challenge blog. I have to give back. SO! 

My plan is for my 222 scheduled post. this number has a few meanings for me so that is why i picked it. so in 10 posts stay tuned for a monster RAK. yes, bigger than Lisa Howard's! lmbo! {girl, you know i love you! bah}

I did this layout for the Triple the Sketch. Patter does just great sketches i totally got inspired by this one. I loved how the phtos were all funky all over the place and that big flower! pa-lease, i had to give it a go....

And don't forget my SavvyNSassy ribbon. Best Ribbon EVER! I got my May Kit, Ray of Sunshine and it is FULL of color!

Friday, May 08, 2009

The Shaker Box

In addition to working on NSD stuff this weekend, I worked with an awesome kit!!!  I was asked to be The Shaker Box Guest Designer this month and I got to work with some beautiful Webster's goodies! Just in time for their contest. click here if you haven't check it out yet.  here is a layout and a card that i did from the kit. it's gorgeous! 

i cut one of the primas and placed the petals on the layout like they were cascading down the page.

And here is a card i did  with this same kit for the My Stamp Box blog hop! thanks for the wonderful inspiration! i won a stamp set with it!!! 

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

some more NSD

I am so pumped, i got a super fun email from Juliana that i won her RAK on her blog. It is loaded with Magistical Memories goodies! AND the polaroid frames i have been eyeing up :) thanks juliana!

Here is another NSD inspired project. It came from a challenge at CMK to use journal spots and a Papertrunk challenge to use kitchen items. So after looking through photos and "stuff", i realized these purple rubber bands that come on asparagus would be perfect to recycle on a layout AND they are purple and that is owen's school colors -- i have limited purple stuff with two boys.  i love the graph pp's on the backside of the Collage Press Papers, along with a staple of mine, Luxe Rubons. 

Sunday, May 03, 2009


in my best chandler bing voice.... "could i BE any more excited?"

so i got an awesome email from Core'dinations telling me I am on the DT! I have used their products for some time and get all of them at HSS so I couldn't be more excited. I actually used some this weekend for some NSD inspired layouts.  I used my self portrait photo for this one and {fianally} used my EK Success Swiss cheese punch right on that photo strip that I always feel I am cutting off. So in honor of Earth Day... I saved that strip, lol! 

Here is my crazy dog, Chase. He jumps so high! He can jump over my neighbor who is 6'3"! I used the CMK Friday Formula for some inspo here. 

and of course some Glimmer Mist!

OOPS! and more Glimmer Mist! I used the AC Subway shapes as a mask.