Saturday, November 7, 2009

~ New Sketch @ Let's Scrap ~

Okay, I'm a bit behind the 8 ball this week. I've been running here, there and everywhere! All that aside, Let's Scrap has a new sketch posted.

This is the layout I created based on the above sketch.
'Waves of Fun in the Sun'

Let's Scrap has a great sponsor this week, GCD. Their prize package features papers and embellishments from their Artsy Urban collection - gorgeous stuff! So be sure to upload your creations into the Let's Scrap gallery by Wed. Nov. 11. Also, be sure to tag your work with 'ls125'.

Just a reminder:
I have created a new scrapbook network - Art From The Heart. Please click on over, I'd love to have you join me there!
Art From The Heart

God Bless & Happy Creating!

Friday, November 6, 2009


I've decided to start my own scrapbook network.
Art From The Heart
- a friendly place to come and be inspired, share your creations and enjoy chit chatting with fellow scrapbook lovers. Art From The Heart features challenges, sketches, blog hops, weekend crops and contests.

We are currently holding a 'Nature Challenge' and would love to have you come and join the fun! A hugh embellishment RAK will be awarded to one lucky winner.

God Bless & Happy Creating!

Monday, November 2, 2009

~ New Week, New Sketch...

...@ 52 Sketches 52 Weeks.
This weeks sponsor is Shabby Chic Memories. Boy, have they put together an awesome giveaway!! So grab the sketch and let those creative juices flow, cause you don't want to miss this opportunity!

Here is what I created with the sketch, plus a few detail shots:
'Every Step Together'


Be sure to upload your layouts to the
52 Sketches 52 Weeks gallery and tag with Sketch #44.
God Bless & Happy Creating!

Friday, October 30, 2009

~ DT Challenge @ Let's Scrap ~

If you’re anything like me, you absolutely adore the rich earth tones of fall, the crisp whites of winter, the brilliant pastels of spring and the bold colors of summer. Well for this weeks challenge we are going to focus on the colors of nature. I want you to create a layout – using any Let’s Scrap sketch – with only nature photos. There should be no people in your pictures, just the gorgeous outdoors. Layout size and sketch are totally your choice.
Here are a few layouts I’ve made:

Please upload your art into the gallery and tag with ‘challenge22’ + your sketch #.
One lucky winner will be chosen from the uploaded photos on Friday, November 6. I will be sending that winner this huge embellishment prize pack.

God Bless & Happy Creating!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


A few days ago I decided to organize the tons of photo cd's I have stored in a large box. As I began sifting through them I was over come with memories and moments long past. It really hit home when I began looking @ these photos taken just 5 years ago. Where do the days go? My oldest will be leaving for college this summer, my next to oldest will be getting his license this year and my third child will begin middle school next year. WOW, life really does past you by if you're not careful!
A Look Back @ '04

I used the November sketch by Karen Cole. The sketch can be found in the November issue of Scrapbook Inspirations magazine.

I used Glimmer Mist 'Denim' on the piece of yellow pattern paper - to help give dimension and texture.

God Bless & Happy Creating!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Love This Magazine!

Okay, I may just be the last person on earth to find this, but wow am I glad I did -
Scrapbook Inspirations magazine.

It is published in the UK but I found it my local Barnes and Noble.
This magazine is jam - literally - jam packed with layout after layout. It's right there on the cover of the October issue, "271 ideas for original projects" - that averages out to be approximately 3.4 layouts/cards/alterables per page! They also have a 'sketch' for each issue, which the entire design team works with...loads of inspiration gals. Take a look @ November's sketch by Karen Cole - fun stuff!

Don't panic if you can't find it in your local sb store or book store because their blog is equally as good. Use the above link to check it out for yourself. Let me know whatcha think.

God Bless & Happy Creating!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Front Porch View

The western sky was truly breathtaking this evening. I love it when God colors the sky with His radiance.

God Bless & Happy Creating!

Friday, October 23, 2009

I just found this new kit club site. She is currently running a design team call -- how exciting is that! Her first kits will go on sale November 1st. Drop on by and register to join us:
The Scrapbook Get-Away

God Bless & Happy Creating!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Where Did Summer Go...

...that is the million dollar question! As I hung the fall flag outside the house and lined the pumpkins up on the front porch, I had to ponder this question myself. This photo of my youngest was taken on the 'last' evening of summer - the night before school started.

Poor guy, he just looks so sad...

I hope all your days are filled with joy!

God Bless & Happy Creating!

Fun Card Sketch... up @ Let's Scrap!

Our sponsor this week is Transparent Touches and Tags
a magnificent monthly kit club. They will be giving away a gorgeous kit to one lucky participant this week.

I had a blast with this sketch and couldn't stop at just one. I went on to make over 3 different cards...

I used a 'Piggy Tales' barndoor on this card to give dimension (plus who doesn't love a secret compartment).

...used another barndoor.

I'd really love to see your card creations...please go to Let's Scrap and upload them to album lsc107 or "edit Photo" and tag lsc107.

God Bless & Happy Creating!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

New Sketch Time...

...over @ 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. The sponsor this week is Color Me Daisy. They have donated a FANTASTIC kit for our end of the week giveaway - take a peek here.

This fun sketch created by Julie Bonner: (sketch #41)

This is what I created using her sketch:
'15 and FABULOUS'

Be sure to upload your layouts to the gallery no later than Saturday, Oct. 17. Please tag with Sketch #41.
We also have a new sketch over at Let's Scrap we have a new sketch as well. The sponsor this week is That's Jazzy Stamps. She has donated a spectacular assortment of fun stamps for this weeks giveaway...take a peek here.

Here is this weeks sketch.
Just imagine the possibilities with all these photos...

This is my take on the sketch. (Sketch ls123)
'Here We Go Again'

Be sure to upload your creations to the Let's Scrap photo gallery no later than Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Please tag with ls123.

God Bless and Happy Creating!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Great New Find!

I just LOVE IT when I'm strolling through the isles of my local craft store and stumble upon a really cool item that I could use on my next layout. Take a gander @ this product find.
They are called "texture makers" and their intended use is for adding texture to clay projects, but my scrappers eye saw something else =)
The package comes with 2 different texture makers, both 5x7 in size. They are made of a very heavy polymer; therefore, never lose their shape and are extremely easy to clean - soap and water, no staining. Also, because they were made for clay projects the designs are cut deeply into the polymer making inking or painting a breeze! The only draw back I found is that they are not clear, but if you're using them to make background patterns being exact is not a necessity. And most exciting of all they were ON SALE, yes!
Using this weeks sketch #39 from 52 Sketches 52 Weeks, I created this layout using the "texture makers".

A few close ups showing the background...

Thanks so much for stopping by!
God Bless & Happy Creating!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Wednesday...

...and you know what that means - new sketch @
Let's Scrap.
This weeks sketch is very versatile. I chose to make a 12x12 layout with the sketch, while other DT members chose to do a 2 page spread. We even had one of our site members use the sketch to make a 6x12 layout (a fabulous idea, I think).
Sketch ls121:

This is my take on the sketch, plus several close-up photos:
'My Fearless Lil Monkey'

Be sure to load your layouts into the gallery @ Let's Scrap no later than Tuesday, September 29th. When you upload, don't forget to tag your layout 'ls121'. We have a spectacular sponsor this week - ScrapbookDeals4u.
I can't wait to see your creations!
God Bless & Happy Scrappin'!