Saturday, October 16, 2010

Goodness Everywhere

I can't believe it has been months since I have posted on here! So much has been going on in my life since May 28th. I will spare you all the details but do want to thank those that know what has been going on for your prayers.

Now on Life Preservers we are having a crop to Harvest Your Memories that goes on through tomorrow and you have until Wednesday for most of the challenges. Please join us over there. The Early Bird sketch was provided by one of Life Preservers own members Chris (1CC). Here is her sketch and my rendition of it.

Also Pencil Lines is starting their birthday celebration of 4 years. Lots of fun starting right here.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

July GDT Challenge for Sketchy Thursdays

I love sketches as most of you already know. Sketchy Thursdays are one of my favorite sketch sites. Here is a page I have completed for the July Guest Design Team Challenge. I used Life Preservers April mini kit. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Life Preservers Blog Hop

Life Preservers held its first annual blog hop May 1st on National Scrapbook Day. Unfortunately at that time I was unable to post my challenge on this blog as some Nigerian figured he needed access to my google account more than myself. If you want to see my challenge go to the LP blog. The sad thing is law enforcement says there is nothing they can do! But on to a better note the winner of my challenge for the Life Preservers blog hop is none other than Gabrielle herself! Congratulations Gabrielle and thank you participants. Your creations were stunning.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cookin Up Creations

If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend head over to Cookin Up Creations where they are having a Card Crop this weekend. What a wonderful opportunity to build your stash of cards. I plan to tear in to some of my Life Preserver card kits. Hope to see you there.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Lots of good news to share!

I was really blessed a couple of weeks ago to be posted on the My Little Sketch Blook blog. Here is the page that I did based on that weeks sketch. I used March Life Preservers main kit and Stamps.

I used a Studio Calico kit for the below page and this was also a My Little Sketch Blook sketch.
I have wonderful news! Life Preservers now has a store. So it is easier to get those past kits and other yummy goodies. Check it out here. Also Von posted yesterday the sneaks of the June kits. I am so excited. There is everything from Scribble Scrabble to Graphic 45 to Kaisercraft. You can see ALL of the sneaks here. So much more than I can list here.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

My Little Sketch Blook Toot

I have been chosen to design a couple times this year with My Little Sketch Blook sketches.   I am so excited as I love her sketches.  Here is a page I created using one of Liz's sketches.  

This uses Pink Paislee products and American Crafts Thickers.  The flower shape was from an Accucut machine at the Memories Galore.  The photo is of a dear friend who graduated from nursing school last May.  

American Crafts Green Challenge

So sorry for the hiatus.  I have been without my laptop since March 10th.  My DD dropped my laptop and did a number on it so the Geek Squad has been repairing it.  I got it back last night and am playing catch up now.   A dear friend Jessica let me know about the American Crafts Green challenge this past weekend at the Scrap Clinic.  You had to use a minimum of 2 green American crafts products.   I love the Junior collection and instantly knew it would be a perfect fit for the photos I have of DD in her cheerleading uniform.  I also used some of the Thickers for my title.  You know I love a Thicker.... sigh!!!!!!   

Scrap Clinic was held at Memories Galore this past weekend.  Sharon hosted the crop.  Jessica, Angela, Von, and I attended and boy did we have a blast.  Sharon did a fabulous job setting up the crop.   She was very generous with prizes.  Von brought our March kits.  What more could a girl want?   Seriously.  So right away I worked on my Design Team projects followed by my Valentine ATC's for the swap.  Here are my creations:

I used the Main Kit.  I have to be honest.  I was a little apprehensive about using these papers.  But once I opened the kit and started cutting I could not stop.  They are very user friendly.  And the way they are designed honestly help get the creative juices flowing.  And I love, love, love the Riff Raff chipboard title.  I adored the natural tone with the paper so I kept it just as it was.  I used some American Crafts markers to color in the bow and flower on the paper and a Martha Stewart loopy punch.  The sepia tone was perfect for this paper collection.  

I am hosting the Scrapbooking Your Journey on Life Preservers and this is the page I created for the first lesson.  We had to choose a word that resonates within us.  That we thought people would see when they see us.  I chose the word "faith".  I also used the March 2010 Life Preservers stamp as well.  I hand cut the diecut under the title.  I added a Prima that Angela was kind enough to give me.  
I loved Jessica's Martha Stewart loopy punch.  I am on the look out for one of my own now.   I used that punch on the card below as well as my Stampin Up circle scalloped punch.  
The only additions to this card are the Making Memories glitter frame that I actually won at the Scrapclinic crop and some Stickles in the largest flower.  For my greeting I cut the saying out of the bottom of the paper.  The butterfly is from the March Life Preservers stamp.  I also added some BG bling to the butterfly.  
And my Valentine ATC Swap.  I used a CM corner rounder, March 2010 stamp set, Stickles, Diamond Glaze, Stampin Up stamp, and February 2010 Main Kit.  

Here is the ScrapClinic Life Preserver girls.  It is a horrible photo of me but what do you do?  There was one of my snorting from laughing so hard.  I deleted that bad boy with the quickness.  From back row left to right is Sharon, Angela, Jessica, me, and Von.  
Here is Sharon hard at work.  She is such a beautiful person.   
Jessica here cutting her favorite patterned paper.  
And Jessica offering Von some advice on future kits.   BWAHWAHWAH!!
And Miss Angela photographing me photographing her.  
Sorry this post was picture heavy but I had lots to catch up on.   I still have to post more pics but that will come later on.   

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dirty FITgirl's Blog Hop & Winter ATC's

ScrapFIT, Dirty Scraps, and Sassy Lil' Sketches have teamed up this weekend for a blog hop. Each site presented a challenge to do on a page. Here is what I made using the February Life Preservers Alternate kit and stamp.

Also just finished swapping out the Winter ATC swap that I hostessed over at Life Preservers. Here are the ATC cards that I made.

I used some older American Crafts paper and foam embellies. My Stampin Up scalloped circle punch and Winter Wonderland cricut cartridge. Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Life Preservers February Crop Creations

I hadn't shared my creations from the Life Preservers crop yet so here they are:

This is probably my most favorite page I have done in awhile. SEI patterned paper, Basic Gray overlay and alphas, 7 gypsies, Glimmer mist, Prima flower, Making Memories metal clip, Rosa Moka alphas. This was for the Let the Latte Inspire You challenge.

This page is from a summer Life Preservers kit and it was for the Early Bird Sketch Challenge that Sandra posted. Some photos of me and Emma at Camp Oak Hill.
This page was for Jodi's 1 hour sketch challenge on day 1 of the crop. I believe this was a January 2009 LP kit.

One of the make n takes that I posted was to make a hot cocoa holder. Here is the sample I made. Winter Wonderland cricut cartridge, Basic Gray, Rusty Pickle, and Prima.
I will be honest with you in that I do not care for this page at all. But the message on it is more powerful than the art. This was for the "Love is...." challenge. This was a LP mini album kit.
This was for Laura Lee's An Eye for Love challenge. I have had this chest radiograph for awhile and have been wanting to use it and it finally happened. You had to use your eye color (mine is blue) with a Valentine color. A perfect opportunity for me to scrap a work related page. I wanted it simple so it would not take away from the x-ray. The first picture is held up to the light so you can appreciate the background.

For Jodi's second 1 hour sketch challenge I killed the rest of this LP mini kit. Also added some woven MM alphas that I have had for a long, long time.
This was a challenge from Sharon Those Old Winter Blues where you had to do a monochromatic page. It is so monochromatic I can't even see the title. I love these pictures of Emma at the beach a couple of years ago.

Well thanks for perusing my creations! The crop was a blast as always. I have a couple more things to share soon! Toodles!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!

I posted this for the classroom on Life Preservers. I found the idea on Jana Eubank's blog. You can find directions on how to make this from a file folder here.

I wrote some love notes on the tag for my DH for Valentine's Day! I hope your Valentines Day is full of love.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

It has arrived..... a latte love!!

The Latte Love crop over at Life Preservers started yesterday evening and there are lots of fun challenges posted. I just posted my first challenge for the weekend. It is a scraplift challenge. Please come join us and participate.

Here is Andrea's page that I lifted:

Here is my lift:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Toot and Plea!

I submitted a page I created to Making Memories and it was chosen to be on their customer ideas page. I am so excited and am a HUGE fan of their products. Would you be so kind to visit my page entitled Christmas Morn at Customer Ideas and vote for it? I would be most thankful! This is one of my favorite pages to date!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Scrap Bachelor Week 2

I applied for Sassy Lil Sketches DT and although I did not make it here are the pages I did based on sketches provided. I really loved the sketches. On this page I use KI Memories (I think), Thickers, Maya Road, Prima, and Queen & Company.
Another Sassy Lil Sketches page. I used some BamPOP, Prima, Thickers, and a felt flower from Michelle . This title is a question I ask myself constantly especially when her expressions flip flop the way they do.
This page is for Week 2 of Scrap Bachelor. Based on a sketch I drew. I used Chatterbox, MME, and Thickers. The challenge was to use blue.
Come back soon to see my creations with January Life Preserver kits. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Scrap Bachelor Week 1

So week 1 of Scrap Bachelor is upon us. The challenge was to scrap one of your families pastimes. I have never had a green thumb. But my DH is a jack of all trades. He is diligent in the upkeep of our yard and is trying to teach me. This past mothers day he bought some more plants for landscaping and that is what we did. We haven't gotten Emma into the planting much but she does enjoy to play outdoors. For this page I used Stuck! Sketches January 1st sketch.

If you wanted to be in the running for a prize Sunday you could do a second page of something you enjoyed to do as a child. I loved looking through my old pictures and reminiscing. I used a Sketchy Thursday Sketch Jan 21st for this particular sketch. The photos are of me while in elementary school where I played softball. I actually played softball all up through high school. I did not play in high school itself but rather for a county league at that point. I titled this page softball star however it is a joke. I loved to play but was not spectacular by any means. But as you can see on my journaling I had fun and that is what mattered most. Thanks for looking!

Someone asked awhile back for ideas on how to store their Stickles. I have heard you store them upside down but I do not and have never had any problems with them. I purchased this tiered stand from a Home & Garden party if I remember correctly. but it holds my Stickles, Shimmerz, Glimmer Mist, Maya Mist, Primas, etc. I love it!

Now as far as scripture goes I have had this to post for awhile but have had a rotten past week that will deserve another post at another time. Let's just say my word of 2010 "reflect" has come in handy. Let me suffice to say that the Lord brought this scripture to me at a time like this. He knows his plans for me. And thank goodness I can take comfort in that. It is his will not my own. Here is my SEEKING SCRIPTURE part 2:

"My daughter, you are my workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. I've already prepared you in advance for everything I've planned especially for you to do." Ephesians 2:10

I feel so blessed that I have a father who loves me unconditionally. What an honor that he is using me as part of his master plan. And despite the ugly things that are going on in todays society he makes good from it. I don't have to see it to believe it. That my dear is FAITH!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Plan now

Life Preservers has lots of fun stuff coming up. Hopefully you have signed up for the Scrap Bachelor contest. Von has the most wonderful contests on the site and is most generous. Also February 5th through the 7th join us for the Latte Love Crop. You can guarantee it will be one "hearty" crop!

I can't believe I have not posted this yet. My word for 2010.... "reflect". I included definitions for the word in case I needed a reminder. This is using November Life Preservers Main Kit.. SEI Moravia.

One of (if not the) oldest Life Preserver kit I own. I used it on the last card I posted on here. I have gotten great use out of this. It was done for the New Years Eve crop color challenge and a challenge amongst my cousin, friend, and I at our little crop together.

Sorry for the shadows on the photo. I do hope to scrapbook some tomorrow. From Here to Scrapternity is having their monthly crop this weekend. Maybe I can participate for a challenge or two.
Also I have not forgotten the Seeking Scripture. I have been studying the scripture I just need to make a more conscious effort to share it on my blog. Thanks for your understanding.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sketchy Thursday Card Challenge

My interpretation of the Sketchy Thursday challenge. Thanks for looking. Using a Life Preservers older kit.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Seeking Scripture Week # 1

So that is what I have decided to name my challenge I have given myself and will share with you if you so choose. I will post a verse here each week probably on Wednesdays. I plan to commit this word to my heart.
The first bible study I am doing this year is Breaking Free by Beth Moore. I am doing it by myself. I am not doing this to be introspective but rather extrospective. I want to get to know my father more. My relationship with him is to grow. He is always there for me. I need to not pray for things I know to be true but pray bigger things so he can do bigger things through me.

So without further ado here is my verse for week # 1:

John 14:21 (New International Version)

21Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."

This seems appropriate for the New Year doesn't it? I hope you can join me!