Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Scrap 4 Life!!! NSD Event!

Join Scrap 4 Life for National Scrapbook day! This sight is awesome!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Scrappin With Grace

This weekend I participated in a online crop at Scrappinwithgrace and I was the overal Crop Winner! I won a Crate Paper Package! Wooo-Hoooooooo!!!! I love their message board and they have the nicest people there and the funnest challenges.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Scrapbook Doodle Birthday Bash!!!!!

Scrapbook Doodle is having a awesome Birthday Bash and its going on for 7 days! You have to go check it out. And if you decide to play sign up say I sent you!!!! These are the layouts I have made so far. I really liked the 6 x 12 landscape one because I have not done one of these sizes before.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Some Older Layouts I Have Done

Amanda's Senior Picture Shoot.
Tyler at the Skate Park doing tricks

Fab Find

I was honored to have this card picked as a Fab Find over at Coordinates Collections. If you have never been to there message board you have to check it out and the store rocks!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Man and another Prom Layout and the Rewalds

My oldest son Matt.

My sister is in Florida for a vacation with her husband Chris and little guy Nathan. They are doing the whole Sea World Disney World vacation thing. Isnt it crazy how you can get pictures from other people so fast these days. She sent me 193 pictures lol. From her room. I hope they are having a blast they deserve it!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Page Plans

You have to go check out Page Plans! Chris and Leslie are super talented sketch artists and their sketch blog is awesome! Go check out this weeks layout and card sketches!!!!!!

The Ellen Show was really fun it just stinks you can not bring a camera anywhere near the place so I had to get these offline. But it definetly was a fun time. David Spade was hillarious and it was fun seeing Kristi Yamaguchi do her dance. The card I made for my mom in Minnesota to give my cousin who just had his first baby boy! I havent seen my cousin for almost 10 years I would guess but I am really excited for him and his new wife and their little bundle of joy!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Prom Layout for ScrapDiner

I made this layout for ScrapDiners Blast Crop this weekend. I now notice I spelled diner instead of dinner on my layout so I gotta fix that! lol. I have been doing more layouts lately which is really fun. I guess I just needed some new pictures.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Scrap Diner Blast Challenge #1 Our first night in Hollywood!

I just started participating on the awesome message board and cool store called ScrapDiner. They have had 8 days of challenges due tomorrow!, and I have this one done so far so I have been busy scrappin like crazy to do them. This challenge was to not use any patterned paper or any patterned anything. This is harder then I thought!
Instead of just uploading all of our trip pictures I am making it my mission to scrapbook them and then they arent just sitting their for years! So this was our first night. I had met Amy before but not Yasmine. This restraunt was right on Hollywood Blvd, and had alot of history to it. Amanda and I had their famous hamburger which was really good. Its just hard paying for a $15.00 burger if you know what I mean. I am learning that when I am on vacation eating out once or twice is fun but boy you can blow all your fun money on food. Luckily we rented this awesome condo with full kitchen and made most of our meals there which saved us tons of money.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dream Girls Challenge 2 Pencil Lines Sketch 80

I found this awesome challenge blog called Dreamgirls this weeks challenge was to base your layout on a Reality Tv show. I chose Real World Hollywood which worked perfectly because we were just in Hollywood last week and Amanda loves the Real World and this season they are in Hollywood! The challenge also called for felt which I used in the little flower on the lower left and stamping. I stamped the board around the journal block. I used stickles to outline the stars I made on the background to make them sparkle. Its hard to see on the picture. I used a sketch from Pencil Lines.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Blog Candy!

Misty has blog candy! Yum Yum. Go to her site and sign up for it and link it to your blog! How easy peasy!

Some Challenges : Paper Askew Studio, CPS, Caardvarks and Daring Cardmakers

Daring Cardmakers Butterfly, Flutterby
Hi everyone :) Jo here with this week's dare....
I seem to like butterflies at the mo. This week therefore I would like you to put some butterflies on cards. Stitched, felt, shiny, bright, plain, paper pieced, stamped, drawn... you get the idea :) any theme of card but it must have a butterfly somewhere on the card!
I did this card for the Caardvarks, Flight of Fancy Challenge. I just love this little Jolees duckie.

I did this challenge over at Paper Askew Studios I thinik I maybe should of used a darker green but oh well. This is my first ever color challenge. So I think I did ok. I also used a sketch from PHutch sketches the link is below.

Here's my take for CPS sketch this week!

Another One page Sketch from PHutch Sketches

I really enjoy these sketches what a find! Patti at PHutch sketches has so many neat and original sketches you have to go check it out. PHutch Sketches. I like the color combination on this one. I didnt want to look to Halloweenish with the orange and black that they both were wearing. This one turned out pretty good.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sketches from PHutch Sketches

Patti at PHutch Sketches has a design team call and I was so excited because I just love her sketches! Below are a few of the cards I have done from her blog. Tomorrow I will be posting a few layouts I have done from her sight. You have to go check it out!

I have fallen in love with PHutch Sketches!
I was looking for a card sketch to make a Thank You for my daughters boyfriends parents. They drove 16 hours this last weekend to get LJ her boyfriend so she could go to her senior prom with him. I thought that was way above the call of duty! This sketch worked perfect for the picture I wanted to give them.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Prom 2008

Prom: 2008

Tux: 179.00

Dress: 150.00

Prom Tickets: 200.00

Limo : 200.00

Dinner: 100.00

Seeing the kids so happy and dressed up: PRICELESS!!!

Wow it's so hard to believe that Matt and Amanda are graduating soon! Saturday they double dated to their Senior Prom which was so special to me that they spent that time together. Matt asked Ashley out and after a nervous 5 hour wait he got a YES and then he really got nervous and LJ's parents drove 8 hours Saturday and 8 hours Sunday to get him from college and bring him back so Amanda could go to prom with him. They all looked so nice. It was weird because I told Matt that when Jeff wore a tux at his age he was marrying me! Crazy I cant imagine Matt getting married at this age.

Matt and Ashley LJ and Amanda

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Sketch Challenges

Shrink to Fit

I made these two cards for the Shrink to
Fit challenge at Daring Cardmakers. You could only use a 5cm x 5cm space and leave the rest of the space blank. Hard for me who likes to fill up ever nick and cranny! But how simple and easy I could definetly do this more often.

Cupcake Challenge # 10
This is a first time challenge for me. I like how it turned out. What a fun sketch. Check out the great blog at Taylor Expressions