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'!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Good News...

...don't ya just love the sound of that! Well if you don't mind I'm gonna do a wee bit of bragging about me kids - gotta do it when you can, right? Well it all started Saturday morning. The family packed up and headed out to a weekend baseball tournament which our son Adam (my 15 year old) and his AAU baseball team were playing in. The weather could not have been more perfect, our younger two boys behaved greatly and we ended up winning our games one right after the other. Adam was totally on fire with his first ever 'inside the park' home-run, countless triples, doubles and a few ESPN catches in the outfield. Our team, the "Hanover Sports", went on to win the entire tournament with a record 5 wins 0 losses! And like all good scrappin' mamas out there, I took plenty of photos to share.

And if that's not enough happy news, when I got home last night and checked my emails I was ecstatic to find out that I'd been selected for a 2nd DT term @
52 Sketches 52 Weeks!
52 Sketches...52 Weeks
And I've got some great company - take a look at this list of new DT members:
Jennifer Findlay
Amy Harle
Georgia Keays
Tanya Knippelberg
Laina Lamb
Pearl Liu
Amy Oxford
Sherry Steveson
Piradee Talvanna
Lisa Wood

You can begin seeing our wonderful creations
beginning October 4th.

God Bless & Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, September 10, 2009

'Our Guilty Pleasure'

It's that time of the week - sketch time! This weeks sketch @ Let's Scrap has loads of endless possibilities.

Also, we have a fantastic sponsor this week,
Citrus Tree Studio.
Here is my take on the sketch, along with several closeup photos.
'Our Guilty Pleasure'

~ quick reminder ~
Please choose the album ls120 or "edit Photo" and tag as ls120, when uploading your layout based on this sketch.
I can't wait to see your magnificent creations.
God Bless & Happy Creating!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

...and so it begins

Yep, it's back - SCHOOL. It was rather poetic that we all awoke today to cloudy skies, rain showers and low temps. It was as if God could feel my sadness...
summer is over. Thankfully, I was able to get a few good pictures despite the gloomy conditions...
"Jacob" Senior
I'm still in denial that my first born is a Senior.

"Adam" Sophomore
He didn't go to school today.
He is still fighting Strep throat

"Ethan" 5th grade
A picture is truly worth a thousand words.

"Matthew" 3rd grade
My baby is no baby anymore, sniff...sniff

...and so it begins, another school year.

How many days until summer break?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Never 2 Old

September's Build-a-page @ Prima is up.
Wow, this one looks way too fun not to give it a try.
Just think of all the possibilities those
little squares can hold!
~ Never 2 Old ~
(my take on the sketch)

I tried to showcase my 15 year old who was just so sure that spending an hour or two @ the park would be boring. He had a blast swinging and sliding and spinning...
hence the title 'Never 2 Old'.
Here are a few close-up photos:

For the star border I used the masking technique with Glimmer Mist. Once the mist was dry, I outlined the stars with both a metallic pen and a fine point black pen.

Well, thanks for stopping by.
God Bless and Happy Creating!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

First, I would love to THANK everyone for your kind comments and for taking time to visit my blog.
So without further ado, our winner of the HUGH EMBELLISHMENT GIVEAWAY is...
Poopsie (aka) Abbie Cliff
Please forward me your physical address to
P.S. More giveaways coming very soon =)
Okay I know summer is not 'officially' ending, but sadly it is drawing to a close. My kids have only 2 weeks now before that school bell starts ringing and Labor Day is just a distant memory. Well, instead of feeling sad about summers end, I thought I'd celebrate it with a
Take a look at this...

It's loaded with major brand name products.
Names like:
• Making Memories
• We R Memory Keepers
• Prima
• Maya Road
• Jenni Bowlin
• American Craft
Plus, some extras not even pictured! All you need to do is leave a comment. THAT'S IT! Now if you want to link this post to your blog, website, Facebook or message board - FANTASTIC and THANK YOU, but it is not necessary to win. Comments will be excepted now through August 30th. I will pick a name from those who commented on Sept. 1st and post the winner here.
US addresses only
Thanks in advance to all of you and Happy Creating!